Serbia’s first utility-scale wind farm to open in October

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Belgian renewable energy firm Elicio NV said on Friday its 42 megawatt (MW) Alibunar wind farm in northern Serbia will start operating in October and help the Balkan country diversify its energy mix and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.The wind farm, which has 21 wind turbines provided by German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion, is the first large-scale farm to connect on Serbia’s grid. Elicio NV already operates the 8 MW Malibunar wind farm in Serbia.The Alibunar farm, was built at a cost of 80 million euros ($93.60 million), financed mainly through a syndicated loan provided by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and a number of commercial banks, a spokeswoman for Elicio’s Serbian branch told Reuters.The project will help reduce Serbia’s carbon emissions by more than 120,000 tonnes per year.She said the company has earned a status of a temporary privileged electricity producer and signed a power purchase agreement with the state-run power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) for 12 years.Serbia, which produces 70 percent of its energy from coal and the rest from hydropower, aims to generate 27 percent of its energy consumption from renewables by 2020. The country’s energy minister said this week it will have 500 MW of installed wind power capacity by 2020.More: Serbia’s first large-scale wind farm to start in October Serbia’s first utility-scale wind farm to open in Octoberlast_img read more

How credit unions can market multiple digital wallets

first_imgAs more consumers express interest in digital wallet options, financial institutions (FIs) should evaluate their own approaches to these offerings. Recent research predicts more than 100 million people around the world will use a mobile device to make a purchase this year, suggesting forward-thinking FIs should tap into this audience. Many of these consumers have different devices, however, which may require offering several wallet options.FIs choosing to provide consumers with more than one digital wallet option face a challenge when determining the best ways to market them. Each digital wallet has different features, capabilities and nuances. Before diving into a full-scale marketing effort, FIs should consider the following best practices for digital wallet marketing:Use simple, direct language. Make sure to include terms and phrases consumers will understand such as “paying with your phone.” Technical jargon, like “tokenization,” “NFC” and “Host Card Emulation,” may confuse consumers. continue reading » 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Happy Diva to defend Cheltenham crown | Racing News

first_imgShe added: “I only train around 20 horses, and to be on the biggest stage in the biggest handicap pre-Christmas is very special.“We are rubbing shoulders with the likes of Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson – what she has done for my career so far is phenomenal, and hopefully we can create more memories at Cheltenham later this month.”The Venetia Williams-trained Aso heads the weights on 11st 12lb for the £130,000 contest, while Nicholls’ seven entries this year include the sponsor’s 6-1 joint-favourite Saint Sonnet (11st 1lb), who has not raced since finishing seventh behind Samcro in the Marsh Novices’ Chase at the Festival.A strong team for Nicholls also features Haldon Gold Cup victor Greaneteen (11st 5lb ex 5lb penalty), recent Chepstow scorer Grand Sancy (11st 3lb) and last year’s runner-up Brelan D’As (10st 11lb).Imperial Aura (Kim Bailey) shares favouritism and will shoulder a minimum of 11st 11lb following a comeback success in the Listed Colin Parker Memorial Chase at Carlisle on Sunday.The prolific seven-year-old ran three times at Cheltenham last season and ended the campaign with victory in the Listed Northern Trust Company Novices’ Handicap Chase at the big meeting in the spring.Nigel Twiston-Davies is the most successful current trainer in the Paddy Power Gold Cup, with four wins. The Gloucestershire handler’s three entries include second-season chasers Al Dancer (11st 8lb) and Good Boy Bobby (11st), who have been in winning action this season at Newton Abbot and Bangor respectively.Harry Whittington’s Simply The Betts (11st 11lb) could face Happy Diva again – with other names to note including Mister Fisher (11st 9lb), one of four entries for Nicky Henderson, and Kauto Star Novices’ Chase victor Slate House (Colin Tizzard, 11st 6lb). Happy Diva is ready to defend her crown in next week’s Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham.The Kerry Lee-trained mare proved a neck too strong for Brelan D’As 12 months ago, and later went close to a famous Cheltenham double when second to Simply The Betts in the Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase in March.- Advertisement – The nine-year-old was fifth on her return to action in a Listed handicap chase at Wetherby last week.Bradbury Star was the last back-to-back winner of the feature race at Cheltenham’s November meeting, back in 1993 and 1994, but Lee reports her stable star – who has been allotted 11st 5lb – in good order.She said: “Happy Diva has come out of Wetherby in fine fettle. She will come on plenty for that run, and the Paddy Power Gold Cup is once again the aim.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “We were delighted with Wetherby, because she showed every inch of her usual zest and enthusiasm for the game.“She is a fantastic horse, and we are lucky to have her. She is so consistent and professional – she is just a pleasure to have in the yard.“It was very special to see her win the Paddy Power Gold Cup, and hopefully she can go close again.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Terminal 5 to boost market

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Fauci warns US is ‘knee-deep’ in first wave of coronavirus

first_imgBut Fauci added he did not strictly consider the ongoing rise in cases a “wave.” “It was a surge or a resurgence of infections superimposed upon a baseline,” he said.”If you look at the graphs from Europe, the European Union as an entity, it went up and then came down to the baseline. Now they’re having little blips, as you might expect, as they try to reopen. We went up, never came down to baseline, and now we’re surging back up.”The death toll from the virus in the US hit 130,000 Monday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, and the number of infections is nearing three million. The United States is still “knee-deep” in its first wave of coronavirus infections and must act immediately to tackle the recent surge, the country’s top infectious diseases expert said Monday.Anthony Fauci said the number of cases had never reached a satisfactory baseline before the current resurgence, which officials have warned risks overwhelming hospitals in the country’s south and west.”It’s a serious situation that we have to address immediately,” Fauci said in a web interview with National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins. A worrying number of new cases were reported amid a resurgence that has forced several states to suspend phased economic reopenings.Fauci, who heads America’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is a leading member of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force and has become a trusted face in the administration’s battle against the epidemic.The US is the world’s hardest-hit nation from the virus and has been struggling to come to grips with a new normal of social distancing and mask-wearing. Officials have warned that some of the country’s hospitals are in danger of being overwhelmed by the influx of COVID-19 patients.Hospital beds are full in parts of Texas, while calls for fresh stay-at-home orders are growing. Some mayors have said their cities reopened too early as Trump tries to downplay the severity of the crisis, prioritizing economic reopening instead.center_img Topics :last_img read more

PREMIUMIndonesian GDP to fall more than thought, country must get grip on virus: World Bank

first_imgIndonesia’s economy could contract more than expected if the coronavirus pandemic remains uncontrolled, as Southeast Asia’s largest economy faces an “uneven and volatile” economic recovery, the World Bank says.The Washington, DC-based development bank now projects Indonesia’s economy to contract by 1.6 percent this year under the baseline scenario; in June it had projected zero growth. However, the economy may contract even by 2 percent if the country fails to control the pandemic, according to the World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific Economic Update published on Tuesday.“It is in countries like Indonesia and the Philippines that recovery will be much slower, because they have not succeeded in controlling the disease,” World Bank East Asia Pacific chief economist Aaditya Mattoo said during a virtual press briefing on Tuesday.&… Topics : Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Google Linkedin Log in with your social account World-Bank economic-contraction COVID-19 Indonesia pandemic poverty finance-ministrylast_img read more

Queenslander sold for 25pc less than Brisbane’s median price

first_imgThe home is solid, with a hardwood frame and timber floors.But the ultimate feather in the cap for the new owner has got to be the potential for water views with the home offering “options to renovate or raise to enhance northern bay views”. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Great space for a new bathroom. 72 North Road, Brighton, sold on June 21 for $400,000.IN what’s got to be one of the bargains of the week, a sprawling Queenslander in Brisbane’s north has sold for $400,000, about 25 per cent less than the city’s median house price.It was $132,500 under the Brisbane median of $532,500 for the new owner of the two bedroom, single bath, single car park house at 72 North Road, Brighton. The suburb is considered a high demand one, with 640 visits per property compared to the Queensland average of 362. Brisbane apartment slump over Checklist for buying at auction Entire town for less than one average house Beautiful high ceilings.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoAgent Carl Calio of Calio & Scott Real Estate listed it as the “ideal hillside starter home”.“In 1948 the parents proudly ran a dairy cattle from this original family home in Brighton,” was how he described it. “Located on a high and dry block with 16.7 metre frontage the weatherboard home has separate lounge and dining rooms, two bedrooms and two sleep-outs upstairs. “The kitchen and bathroom are in original condition and there are two store rooms, laundry and second water closet downstairs.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 10:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -10:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenJune, 2018: Liz Tilley talks prestige property10:02last_img read more

Zlatan Ibrahimovic set for Milan return

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic is willing to return to Milan despite having to spend 14 days in self-isolation upon his arrival.Advertisement La Gazzetta dello Sport claims the 38-year-old, if it depended only on him, would have liked to remain in Sweden for now. Loading… Previously it was reported that the Rossoneri attacker was awaiting a set date for the resumption in Italy, but he is willing to return to Italy.Once he is back, will be undergoing the medical checks provided by the protocol and spend 14 days in quarantine, like the rest of the players arriving from abroad.Read Also: Ronaldo enters 14-day quarantine after returning to JuventusZlatan has been keeping fit with Hammarby in his native Sweden and his future at Milan beyond the current season is uncertain.Since his return to Serie A in January, the former Juventus and Inter star has scored four goals and provided one assist in his 10 games for the Diavolo.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got BetterTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show Youlast_img read more

Dzeko reaches landmark in City win

first_imgEdin Dzeko’s 50th Manchester City goal proved enough to beat Crystal Palace 1-0 and send the Blues top of the Barclays Premier League. The Bosnian steered home Jesus Navas’ cut-back midway through the second period to give City their 10th successive victory at the Etihad Stadium. Yet, after magical performances earlier in the campaign, this fell into the ‘win ugly’ category. Palace worked with an impressive intensity throughout and City were indebted to superb saves from Joe Hart to deny Jason Puncheon and Joel Ward either side of Dzeko’s 10th of the season in all competitions, but his first in the Premier League for eight weeks. On statistics alone, Palace might as well not have bothered turning up. The Eagles had not beaten City away from home since 1990 and their manager, Tony Pulis, had lost on all five of his visits to the stadium, not even managing so much as a goal. In addition, there was the Blues’ incredible sequence of results on home soil. The Boxing Day win over Liverpool had been their ninth win in as many matches, a sequence that had yielded an incredible 37 goals. Yet despite this gloomy backdrop, Palace still managed to become only the second team since Hull on August 31 to prevent City from establishing superiority by half-time. There was no secret. The visitors owed their mini-triumph to good, old-fashioned graft and a little bit of luck. Filling their own box any time City got close – which was fairly frequently – they managed to keep chances at a minimum. Press Association James Milner flashed a couple of efforts narrowly wide and David Silva was not far away from finding the net from an impossibly acute angle. However, it was not until Fernandinho ventured forward late in that opening period that Julian Speroni’s goal came under severe threat. The Brazilian lashed a shot over after a brilliant piece of skill had created the opportunity. He then saw his powerful header touched over by Speroni before having another effort blocked amid a melee inside the Palace area during which Dzeko had spurned a clear sight on goal by preferring to check inside onto his right foot. It was not exactly comfortable for the visitors, but then Pulis can hardly have anticipated a smooth ride for his team. Yet they were sufficiently confident to push forward themselves when the chance arose, and Yannick Bolasie ensured Dedryck Boyata was kept on his toes as the City man started a league game for the Blues for the first time since May 2011. Nevertheless, Hart did not have a shot to save. The England keeper still picked up a nasty gash under his eye though as a result of a full-bloodied challenge with Cameron Jerome that saw the Palace forward hobble off. Hart was called into action straight after the restart though as Puncheon unleashed a fierce shot from 25 yards, which the keeper turned behind in impressive fashion. Substitute Marouane Chamakh was not too far away from turning the corner home from his near post station and Manuel Pellegrini wasted little time in introducing Samir Nasri and Alvaro Negredo. Palace’s confidence was growing though and Hart was little more than a spectator as Puncheon curled a shot that would not have been kept out had it been slightly more accurate. Such was the verve with which Palace had started the second-half that Dzeko’s goal came as something of a surprise. Damien Delaney thought he had cleared the immediate danger when he got his head to Silva’s teasing cross. But Navas hunted the ball down to the by-line, then picked out Dzeko with a superb cut-back that invited the first-time finish from the Bosnian. Palace responded admirably. Ward’s dipping volley was heading for the bottom corner until Hart got a fingertip to it. Ward then got his head on the far-post corner, but from close range failed to keep the attempt on target. Pellegrini’s decision to shelve the intention to introduce Yaya Toure and instead bring on the more defensive Aleksander Kolarov said it all as City scrambled to victory. last_img read more