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Macquarie backs solar plus storage project in South Korea

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Energy Storage News:Macquarie Capital Korea, a subsidiary of investment firm Macquarie Group, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the county office of Goesan in South Korea to finance a significant solar-plus-storage project, while it has also invested in what is said to be the largest energy storage project in the country.A company spokesperson confirmed to Energy Storage News that the MoU is for a 16MW solar PV project with 35MWh of energy storage capacity in Goesan, North Chungcheong Province, central Korea. This project would supply power to the equivalent of 7,700 homes each year.Separately, Macquarie has also invested in energy storage projects at five of steel manufacturer SeAH Group’s factories in Korea. The overall combined project base of 175MWh will be the largest in Korea, the company claimed.Notably, South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries is also set to install a 70MWh standalone energy storage system at its own facilities in Changwon, as well as a smaller battery installation co-located with solar PV.The Macquarie project is expected to save KRW130 billion (US$115 million) in electricity costs for the factories over the next 15 years through peak shavingMore: Macquarie to finance solar hybrid and ‘largest’ energy storage project in South Korea Macquarie backs solar plus storage project in South Korealast_img read more

6 Things About Homeland’s Finale That Went Horribly Wrong

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York [dropcap]O[/dropcap]n behalf of our respected readership, we three Long Island Press perpetrators—Jaime Franchi, Rashed Mian and Spencer Rumsey—would like to issue a public apology. When we collaborated to write our Squawkler about Homeland, we anticipated a thrilling–or at least coherent–season finale.Obviously, we were going on bad intel.The finale of Homeland fizzled out in a disappointing series of disjointed scenes attempting to reconcile the earlier plot points. Everything wrapped up, but rather than in a neat bow, we were presented with a horrid mess of hackfleisch. Very humbling to our hubris.Let’s dig in, shall we?1. Otto During: The president of the During Foundation, and Carrie Mathison’s former boss, Otto proposes. A business relationship? Marriage? We can’t be sure. It was totally creepy and utterly out-of-nowhere, especially since a few episodes back, Otto had confided to Jonas, Carrie’s German lover, that due to her instability, he didn’t even want her working for the foundation any longer. Now it looks like he’s offering her the keys to the castle.2. The subway scene: After the buildup that was—we don’t know, almost the entire season?—the scene where Carrie foils the plot of evil terrorists to poison the Berlin subway station with sarin gas is resolved within the first three minutes of the last episode in such an unexciting, ho-hum fashion that Carrie has literally 2 seconds to convince the skittish Qasim to confront and shoot his own cousin while she sneaks upon them and opens fire. The bad guys die. She saves the day. The show goes on. For another 40-odd minutes.3. Carrie returns to her apartment, takes a nap, and awakens to have sex with Jonas, the boyfriend who’d broken up with her earlier in the season when the shit started getting real, terrorist/CIA-wise. So that looked like a sweet righting of wrongs, a coming back home. Until we realized that Jonas still wanted to break up, suspects she was the mysterious blonde who singlehandedly saved Berlin, and so wants nothing more to do with her—a conversation that might have been better to have pre-sex, we think. At least, she gets a foundation sweatshirt as a parting gift. What the actual fuck, Homeland-writers?4. Seeing the light: Carrie learns that Quinn is in emergency surgery due to a severe brain hemorrhage. Things look bleak. So she heads to the chapel where she is bathed in a supernatural white light that we guess was God? We don’t know. After we hear Quinn’s voice-over about how he doesn’t believe in horoscopes and fate, etc., which Saul interrupts (a great bit), the “Highway to Heaven” illumination appears again, just as Carrie bends over to snuff him out. Which would have been fine if the show hadn’t been so clear-eyed and reality-based up until now. We didn’t watch her beloved Brody go into the light. We saw his body jerking as his neck snapped and his airways closed as he was hung in an Iranian town square, both Carrie and Saul powerless to help. So why do this now?5. Is it because: Carrie is “not that person anymore” as she tells her ex-CIA boss, Saul Berenson? Not the person who just saved mankind (or at least Berlin)? Not the only one (yet again) with the instincts and the talent to uncover insidiously evil plots that go unnoticed by the entire intelligence community? Not the one haunted by 9/11 and compelled to never let an attack of that scope and scale happen against her people ever again? Now that Jonas is officially gone and with him her sense and obligation to lead a normal life, why wouldn’t she take her rightful place at the throne of the CIA and just fix the world now?6. Because of Frannie? WHEN IS CARRIE GOING TO CALL HER DAUGHTER AND TELL HER THAT SHE ISN’T DEAD AFTER ALL?As season finales go, it was lame, padded and, worst of all, exhausted. What were we thinking? We figured this show had managed to capture the zeitgeist of all the western cultural anxiety about terrorism and repackage it into a provocative, profound program that would have something more to say! But these writers seemed like they couldn’t get it over with fast enough. Maybe the producers were being water-boarded by HBO at an undisclosed location. Showtime let us down big time. No adrenaline rush. No edge-of-your-seat suspense. And now, no Quinn—unless he pulls a Jon Snow from Game of Thrones and returns from the white beyond. Alas, that’s a different network. Can Homeland redeem itself in season 6? We’re hoping for much better intel.(Photo: Carrie convinces Qasim to attempt to disrupt an impending terror attack in Berlin. Credit: Homeland/Facebook)last_img read more

UK betting commits to new ‘five core’ safer gambling measures

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Submit GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Chief Executives from a number of UK betting companies have signed up to a new package of safer gambling commitments, which will place a focus on mitigating the associated risks of gambling. The CEOs from Aspers, bet365, Caesars, Flutter Entertainment, Genting, GVC Holdings, Playtech, Rank Group, Sky Betting & Gaming and William Hill have all committed to the new set of measures which is hoped to support the UK Gambling Commission’s National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms. Peter Jackson – FlutterCommenting on the announcement, Peter Jackson, Chief Executive of Flutter Entertainment, said: “These commitments are an important step forward for the sector in their own right and also signal a genuine desire to ensure that acting responsibly is at the heart of our businesses.”The five core safer gambling commitments will hope to deliver long-term and fundamental changes in how gambling companies are run in the UK and how they empower, protect and support their customers.The commitments are driven by the mandate of –  ‘preventing underage gambling and protect young people; increasing support for treatment of gambling harm; strengthening and expanding codes of practice for advertising and marketing; protecting and empowering our customers and; promoting a culture of safer gambling’. Support for the safer gambling commitments comes on the same day that a new representative body for the UK’s betting and gaming industry formally launches. The ‘Betting and Gaming Council‘ will represent betting shops, online gaming businesses and casinos, and has been established in response to calls for the industry to work together to guarantee an enjoyable, fair and safe betting and gaming experience for all.Brigid SimmondsBrigid Simmonds OBE, Chairman of the Betting and Gaming Council, added: “The Betting and Gaming Council welcomes these commitments from the chief executives. This is a major step towards preventing underage gambling and addressing harm. “Working together as an industry we will create a culture of safer gambling – increasing the competency of professionals who educate young people, increasing support for treatment, strengthening and expanding codes of practice and empowering consumers.“These are commitments that the BGC will champion and drive forward to build public and institutional trust in our industry.”As of today, GamCare and Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) will also help support a new four-year national education programme tailored towards supporting young people, families and the youth professional workforce to improve awareness and understanding of the risks associated with gambling. Lee Willows, Founder & Chief Executive of YGAM explained: “In collaboration with GamCare we’ll deliver a national education programme to raise awareness of the risks of gambling as well as help build digital resilience among young people.  The transparent way in which this programme will be reported on and evaluated is helpful to aid public understanding of its impact and further raise awareness.”Chief Executive of GamCare, Anna Hemmings, said: “The commitment to meet GamCare’s Safer Gambling Standard and to work towards achieving our Advanced Level accreditation will drive a step-change in industry standards.  “We are also delighted to be working alongside YGAM to deliver our shared aspirations for youth education around gambling and the harms it can cause.  Education is essential in ensuring that young people understand the risks of gambling and are able to make informed decisions about their participation in these activities and think critically about them before doing so.”In a bid to improve transparency and accountability, the CEOs have also committed to regular and public checks with an independent monitoring and evaluation process consistent with the best practice approach used by public bodies, including the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), HM Treasury and UK Evaluation Society. The announcement comes off the back of a recent interim report published by the Gambling Related Harm All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) which has called for further action from the Government and the UKGC to combat problem gambling.Tim Miller – UKGCThe cross-party group argued that there is no justification for online slot games to have stake levels above the £2 limit which is currently in place across retail venues, with the APPG highlighting ‘the disparity in content controls and stake and deposit limits between online and offline games.’Showing his support for the new commitments, Tim Miller, Executive Director of the UKGC, concluded: “Through the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms we have been clear on the important role for greater collaboration and partnership working across the industry, alongside robust regulatory action by us. “We have been encouraged by moves across the industry in recent months to work together on player protection and hope that this programme marks another step forward by gambling companies in delivering on the ambitions in the National Strategy.” Share UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Garage Sale weekend: June 6-8, 2014

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is a garage sale weekend. And the world needs to know you are having one. Go ahead and post your garage sale in the “comment” section below. We will remind the shopping troops on Friday about your sale.Happy bargain selling and hunting!Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (6) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 323 weeks ago OK, gang, this is all you have to do. Write up your garage sale and submit it as a comment. Write as much as you like and you won’t pay one cent! Example: Joe Blow at 100 North New York Avenue is having a garage sale for the Wellington Citywide. We will start the sale at 6 a.m. and run through noon Saturday. We will be offering a variety of stuff including clothes, furniture and a beautiful hand-woven rug. We will also be giving out free lemonade. Call us at 888-888-8888 if your have any questions. Hope to see you there! Report Reply 0 replies · active 323 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Kim · 323 weeks ago ESTATE/MOVING SALE – 1528 Readus – btw A & B St off 21st – behind Andy’s parking lot in wellington Thursday June 5 – 4:00 to 7:00, Friday June 6 1:00 to 7:00 and Saturday June 7 9:00 to 3:00. House and garage are full!! Everything priced to go!! Furniture, old glassware, refrigerator, old board games and puzzles, old metal lawn chairs, patio set, nice craftsman riding mower, scaffolding, tools, and much more!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 323 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Sally · 323 weeks ago MOVING SALE – 1201 Crest Ridge (off oil field road – Crestview Heights subdivision). Saturday, June 7th, 8:00 – ?? Couch and loveseat, lamps, clothes, baby items, lots and lots of Items priced to MOVE. Report Reply 0 replies · active 323 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Michaela · 323 weeks ago Multifamily garage sale Friday, June 6, 5-6:30 PM & Saturday, June 7, 8AM-12PM. 422 East Walnut, Wellington. Cancelled if raining. Toddler boy clothing ranging from sizes 2T-5T, shoes, adult men and women clothing, lots of toys, home décor, queen sized headboard, and more. Report Reply 0 replies · active 323 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down MaryAnn & Thelma · 323 weeks ago Multi-family SALE! Friday, June 6, 3pm-7pm & Saturday, June 7 , 8AM – till people stop coming! 710 N. Olive, Wellington. Lady Victoria crystal stemwear- small & large in boxes, turkey cooker, appliances, dishes, double running stroller, umbrella stroller, car seats, boys & girls clothing size 4 and under. Toys, books, movies, lots of odds and ends curtains, lots of lamp shades- various sizes, lg picture frames, treadmill collection of stick pins, angels, glass baskets and bowls HP Photosmart 7800 series printer w/ ink cartridges, 1 hp laserjet print cartridge85A lots of nice womens clothing, including shorts for summer! Mens jeans, shoes, Mens size large shorts and shirts, teen clothing, childrens clothing. Snow/ski pants, bibs, etc, think winter now-get ready for ski trips…… Inboard boat w/ trailer, 17′ 1971 Invader, w bikini top, GM 120/140 horsepower, 4 cylinder, new stainless steel prop, trailer has new slide board, rollers and pads, comes w/ Garmin fishfinder and 8 new pole holders. Runs great! Will close up during heavy rainfall………………….. Report Reply 0 replies · active 323 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down 412 North Gardner · 322 weeks ago Garage sale Friday 6:30pm- unknown. Saturday June 7th –7am- unknown. 412 North Gardner in Wellington. Under carport. Toddler boy clothing & toys. Junior Girls clothing small to XL. Purses. Shoes. House decor. Jon boat. ATV tires. Entertainment center. LOTS of books. LOTS of yarn. and more. Report Reply 0 replies · active 322 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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