E.ON to build major wind farm in Sweden

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CNBC:German utility E.ON is to build what it describes as one of Europe’s “largest onshore wind farms.”In an announcement Friday, the business said it had decided to invest in the 475-megawatt Nysater wind project in Sweden. The facility will be built jointly with Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners (CSEIP).E.ON is to build and operate the project through a “long-term” operations and maintenance agreement, and will retain a 20 percent equity stake in the development. Total investment comes to approximately 500 million euros ($566.4 million).“It is part of our strategy to expand our position for onshore wind energy in Europe,” Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath, CEO of E.ON Climate and Renewables, said in a statement. “Nysater means a significant expansion of our Scandinavian portfolio,” Dotzenrath added.E.ON said its new project is situated in the Vasternorrland district of Sweden, an area the company described as having “excellent wind conditions.” Construction is slated to begin this year and it’s expected the facility will be finished by the end of 2021. It will use 114 turbines from Nordex, a German manufacturer.More: E.ON announces plans to build large onshore wind farm in Sweden E.ON to build major wind farm in Swedenlast_img read more

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Rising consumer confidence raises spending, auto lending

first_imgRavaged by a weak job market, falling home prices, and tighter credit standards, U.S. consumers reigned in their spending in recent years. But after seven years of penny-pinching and coupon clipping, they are spending and borrowing again. Many are beginning home improvements, buying new homes and autos, or financing their children’s educations. What is driving the rosier outlook? Consumer confidence reached 101.5 percent in August 2015. Strong job growth and improved business conditions are also fueling consumer spending.Rising Confidence, Increased SpendingAs consumer expectations and spending increase, so does borrowing. Credit inquiries increased by three million, to 176 million, in just six months. Total household indebtedness reached $11.85 trillion, a 2 percent increase over the prior quarter.Consumer Borrowing—Led by Automotive—Is Heating UpSince the recession, both card and mortgage underwriting has remained relatively tight; however, mortgage originations have risen $97 billion to $466 billion since the previous quarter. Credit card accounts rose by five million, the largest increase since 2008, to 411 million. Auto loan originations reached $119 billion in August, a 10-year high. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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4 steps to engineering a great culture

first_img continue reading » The credit union industry is dominated by logical thinking, tight adherence to processes, and extensive regulatory oversight. By comparison, the task of creating a world-class culture is often mis­perceived as a squishy, lovey-dovey, emotional thing. That perception is flat-out incorrect.Building a great culture requires every bit as much structure, measurement and refinement as any operational process. As a result, a culture can literally be “engineered” and executed in a predictable, high quality way. Note that because you are working to craft a sense of shared purpose and values, engineering a culture does take longer than most other organizational changes.Here are four key steps to take:Start at the top. Before you even begin with questions about mission, vision, and values, you need to be certain that you have senior executive team buy-in. Employees look to senior leadership for cues on what is valued. If there is any lack of stamina at the leadership level for sustaining the cultural change you seek to accomplish, you will fail. 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Teams hold practice games as Japan baseball league nears return

first_imgKyodo News reported that the Buffaloes allowed reporters into the stadium after requiring them to wear face masks and undergo temperature checks.With the number of coronavirus infections falling across Japan, the state of emergency was lifted in Osaka, along with two other western prefectures, last Thursday. The measures had already been lifted in Fukuoka.Japan will lift a state of emergency for Tokyo and remaining areas still facing restrictions on Monday.The COVID-19 pandemic also forced Olympic organisers to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Games by a year.Topics : Two Japanese teams held intra-squad practice games in empty ballparks on Monday as the Nippon Professional Baseball league nears a return from the COVID-19 shutdown.The NPB season was supposed to start on March 20 but has been delayed due to the pandemic. Earlier this month, NPB Commissioner Atsushi Saito suggested the season could start in the second half of June.The Osaka-based Orix Buffaloes and the SoftBank Hawks, who play further south in Fukuoka, both held intra-squad scrimmages at their grounds on Monday.last_img read more

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Cheap colour test picks up HIV

first_img Share Blue for yes, red for noA cheap test which could detect even low levels of viruses and some cancers has been developed by UK researchers. The colour of a liquid changes to give either a positive or negative result.The designers from Imperial College London say the device could lead to more widespread testing for HIV and other diseases in parts of the world where other methods are unaffordable.The prototype, which needs wider testing, is described in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.The test can be configured to a unique signature of a disease or virus – such as a protein found on the surface of HIV.If that marker is present it changes the course of a chemical reaction. The final result is blue if the marker is there, red if the marker is not.The researchers say this allows the results to be detected with “the naked eye”.Prof Molly Stevens told the BBC: “This method should be used when the presence of a target molecule at ultra-low concentration could improve the diagnosis of disease. “For example, it is important to detect some molecules at ultra-low concentrations to test cancer recurrence after tumour removal. “It can also help with diagnosing HIV-infected patients whose viral load is too low to be detected with current methods.”Early testing showed the presence of markers of HIV and prostate cancer could be detected. However, trials on a much larger scale will be needed before it could be used clinically.The researchers expect their design will cost 10 times less than current tests. They say this will be important in countries where the only options are unaffordable.Fellow researcher Dr Roberto de la Rica said: “This test could be significantly cheaper to administer, which could pave the way for more widespread use of HIV testing in poorer parts of the world.”BBC News Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share HealthLifestyle Cheap colour test picks up HIV by: – October 30, 2012 13 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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Man U move:  Ighalo escapes compulsory military training

first_img Loading… The results of the surprise checks will be made public and clubs will be ranked to shame underachievers into action. Ighalo received a super welcome on joining Chinese Super League side Shanghai Greenland Shenhua As if that was not enough the order went into details saying “teams must train for at least 16 hours a week and meet targets in tests that include squats, bench presses and vertical jumps. All players must have a body fat percentage of less than 11%” Read Also Neville: Ighalo will have better impact at Man Utd than Lukaku,Sanchez Ighalo who first played for Changchun Yatai on joining the Chinese Super League in 2017, scored 36 goals for the side in 55 appearances before moving over to Shanghai Greenland Shenhua. He moved on loan to Man United late January till the end of the season has since scored three goals for the club including a brace in 3-0 defeat of Derby County in the FA cup. Manchester United face Austrian side LASK  in and Europa league clash on Thursday FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Nigeria international and Manchester United loanee, Odion Ighalo ,has been spared compulsory military training following his loan move to old Trafford early this year. Chinese authorities battling to contain the ravaging coronavirus have ordered compulsory Spring Military training for all footballers in the country insisting that footballers must train at least 16 hours a week to remain trim and fight the scourge. Officials in a statement said “Chinese football clubs and national teams must undertake “spring military training” to defeat the coronavirus and help fulfill President Xi Jinping’s dream of making the country a force in the sport” Matches in China are indefinitely suspended over the outbreak but the football association has issued detailed orders, telling clubs how long players must train each week, what exercises they must do and even how slim they must be. The strict instructions, the latest in a series handed down by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) in recent years, are likely to be met with surprise by coaches such as Rafael Benitez and Fabio Cannavaro with a background in European football. Interestingly Cannavaro, at Chinese Super League (CSL) champions Guangzhou Evergrande, and Benitez at Dalian Pro are among the coaches who will be held directly responsible for incorporating the training regime into their pre-season programmes. The order was made on Friday, and clubs had until Tuesday (today) to tell the CFA how they would adhere to it. They will also face random inspections to make sure they’re following the instructions.center_img Promoted Content18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Most Beautiful Indian Top Models Ever6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldAir Pollution Is Rapidly Decreasing Thanks To COVID-19Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Madelast_img read more

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Ox setback for Gunners and England

first_img The midfielder said he hopes to be “back playing in three months” following his knee injury, but he is set to miss crucial games for club and country in the meantime. The 20-year-old, who has become a regular member of Roy Hodgson’s England squad, limped out of the Gunners’ 3-1 home defeat by Aston Villa on the opening day of the new Barclays Premier League season, with reports suggesting he could be set for a lengthy spell of rehabilitation. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger attempted to allay fears of a serious injury when he spoke in Istanbul ahead of the Champions League play-off first leg against Fenerbahce, suggesting a six-week lay-off. But the player, who did not travel to Turkey and was due to see a specialist this evening, later gave an update on his official Twitter feed suggesting it was likely to be longer before he would be back in contention. “Gutted I’m injured so early in the season,” Oxlade-Chamberlain wrote on Twitter, “But I’m going to be working hard to hopefully be back playing in 3 months. Thanks 4 all ur support.” Oxlade-Chamberlain, therefore, can expect to miss England’s crunch Group H World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine. The midfielder also stands to miss the October dates against Montenegro and Poland as Hodgson’s team bid to reach next summer’s finals in Brazil, and important early games in Arsenal’s campaign. Earlier, Wenger had given an update on his player’s fitness. “He will be out for at least six weeks, he has a posterior cruciate problem, a ligament which is stretched,” said the Arsenal manager. “We don’t think it will need surgery.” England and Arsenal were dealt a major blow on Tuesday night when it emerged Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain expects to be out of action until November.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Baseball takes two of three at Washington State

first_imgThe baseball team traveled to Pullman this weekend to take on Washington State, hoping to bounce back after being swept last weekend by Oregon. Riding the momentum of a midweek win over Long Beach State, the Trojans combined stifling pitching and timely hitting to take two out of three games against the Cougars.Redshirt junior Joe Navilhon drew the start for the series opener, and the right-hander turned in another solid performance since joining USC’s starting rotation. Navilhon tossed four innings of 2-run ball in a rain-shortened outing before making way for the bullpen after an hour-long delay. The Trojan bats managed to plate 2 runs before lightning stopped play, thanks to two RBI groundouts from seniors Timmy Robinson and David Oppenheim.Junior Bernardo Flores entered in place of Navilhon when the game resumed, and he kicked off a shutdown night for the USC relief corps. The lefty continued his renaissance out of the bullpen, pitching three scoreless innings. Junior Jeff Paschke came in for the eighth and ninth innings, keeping the game knotted at 2-2 with two more innings of shutout Trojan relief.USC finally broke the deadlock in the tenth, as senior AJ Ramirez lifted a sacrifice fly to score the go-ahead run. Freshman Dillon Paulson then drove in an insurance run with a RBI single to stake senior closer Brooks Kriske a 2-run lead for the bottom of the inning. Kriske breezed through a perfect tenth, clinching the series-opening win and his sixth save of the season.Senior Kyle Davis toed the rubber on Saturday, and he continued the Trojans’ excellent pitching during the series. The veteran gave the bullpen a rest with eight masterful innings, fanning nine while giving up just 1 run on three hits.USC’s offense smacked 3 home runs in support of Davis. Paulson went yard for the first time in his collegiate career to break a 1-1 deadlock in the top of the sixth, pulling a 2-run shot to right field. Ramirez and junior Jeremy Martinez also homered, and the Trojan bats opened a 5-run lead going into the bottom of the ninth. Senior Marc Huberman gave up 1 run but struck out two in the final inning to nail down the series win.The Trojans faltered on Sunday, though, falling 9-2 in a blowout. Sophomore Mitch Hart struggled in three innings of work, giving up 5 runs. Three more runs for Washington State in the seventh gave the Cougars a 9-1 advantage.The Trojans’ record sits at 18-20, with a 7-8 clip in conference play after the weekend. They are now 6-11 on the road.Next up for USC is a seven-game home stand, beginning with a midweek tilt against UC Irvine on Tuesday. The Trojans then welcome Arizona to Dedeaux Field over the weekend, as they look to continue their climb up the Pac-12 standings.last_img read more

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Mehuli shoots 10m air rifle gold in SAG as India sweeps all medals

first_img Written By Last Updated: 3rd December, 2019 17:50 IST Mehuli Shoots 10m Air Rifle Gold In SAG As India Sweeps All Medals Indian shooters swept all the medals on offer in the women’s 10m air rifle event in the 13th South Asian Games on Tuesday. FOLLOW US 9 months ago Orangutan blinded after being shot 24 times with air rifle in Indonesia 9 months ago Biggest-ever Indian squad look to end on high in World Cup Finals SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Indian shooters swept all the medals on offer in the women’s 10m air rifle event in the 13th South Asian Games in Kathmandu on Tuesday, with Mehuli Ghosh winning the gold with a score better than the world record.READ: India Clinch Two Gold In Badminton At South Asian GamesEfforts in vain?Mehuli’s effort will, however, not be considered as a world record, as the South Asian Games’ results are not recognised by the international body (ISSF) for the purpose of records. India also won the team gold in the 10m air rifle event.The 19-year-old Mehuli clinched the gold with a score of 253.3 in the final, which is 0.4 more than the current world record of 252.9 which is in the name of another Indian, Apurvu Chandela. Shriyanka Sadangi took the silver with a score of 250.8, while Shreya Agrawal (227.2) clinched the bronze in a 1-2-3 podium finish by the Indians at the Satdobato Shooting Range.READ: Woods Defeats Spieth To Win Inaugural Hero Shot Event”As far as I understand, SAG results will not be recognised for record purposes. Only the results of World Cups, World Championships and quota events are considered for record purposes by the ISSF. Moreover, there will have to be an ISSF referee in an event if the results are to be considered for records,” a top NRAI official told PTI. Mehuli had won a 10m air rifle silver in the 2018 ISSF World Championships. She had also won silver medals in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and Youth Olympics.READ: Judo Association CEO: ‘More Than 650 Athletes To Participate In Championship’READ: WADA Moves Crucial ExCo Meeting To Lausanne From Paris First Published: 3rd December, 2019 17:50 ISTcenter_img WE RECOMMEND 9 months ago Elavenil Valarivan wins gold in women’s 10m air rifle at ISSF World Cup 2019 LIVE TV Press Trust Of India 9 months ago Shooting: A historic 3 gold in a day for India in World Cup final WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago Deepak Kumar earns 10th Olympic quota; India bag five medalslast_img read more

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