Warriors-Suns cheatsheet: Young Phoenix core won’t be much of a test

first_imgThe Warriors (38-15) are looking to win their third straight game and the Suns (11-45), with the worst record in the league, may give them an easy path to that goal.Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup.When/Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena, 6 p.m. (NBCSBA)Suns projected starters: Devin Booker, Dragan Bender, Josh Jackson,Mikal Bridges, Deandre Ayton, Elie Okobo Suns Stock Report: This season, the Suns are playing for the future, relying on the young core of …last_img

Eskom wins R1.3bn French solar loan

first_img16 October 2013 France is to lend €100-million (R1.3-billion) to South African state company Eskom to help finance a 100 megawatt (MW) concentrating solar power plant near Upington in the Northern Cape. Eskom and the French Development Agency (AFD) agreed on Monday night, during French President Francois Hollande’s state visit to South Africa, to facilitate the signing of the loan. Concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies concentrate the sun’s energy through large mirrors and uses this concentrated thermal energy to produce steam to drive a conventional steam turbine for electricity generation. The process is similar to that of conventional power plants in that steam is used to power a turbine and generator, but differs crucially in that fossil fuel combustion is replaced with non-polluting solar energy. Eskom chief executive Brian Dames said in a statement on Monday that the Upington CSP project, one of Eskom’s first commercial-scale renewable energy projects outside of its existing hydro portfolio, “puts us on a path towards reducing our carbon footprint and investing in a sustainable energy future”. The Upington CSP project is expected to deliver an annual energy production of 525 GWh and will be sufficient to power 200 000 homes. In 2011, Eskom and AFD signed a €100-million loan facility for the financing of Eskom’s 100 MW Sere wind farm near Vredendal in the Western Cape. “The AFD is a valued partner and has been a key contributing factor to the progress we’ve achieved at both the Upington CSP plant and Sere wind farm,” said Eskom’s acting chief financial officer, Caroline Henry. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Collaborative Webinar: Retirement Ready? Effective Strategies for Military Families

first_imgDate: November 1, 2016Time: 11:00am -12:30pm EasternLocation: Retirement Ready? Effective Strategies for Military Families Part ICC Pixabay, modified by Bari R. SobelsonThis is a collaboration between MFLN Family Development, Family Transitions, and Personal Finance. Dr. Sharon Danes, Dr. Barbara O’Neill, and Dr. Kacy Mixon will be providing information, resources, and tools necessary to assist families in making a smooth transition from Military to Civilian life. This webinar will cover the upcoming Blended Retirement System, types of retirement savings plans, the emotional and mental health perspective of retirement, and retirement transitions- decision making for the future. Join us on November 1 at 11:00am Eastern! Family Development will be offering 1.5 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Georgia Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (GAMFT) CEUs for this webinar. For more information, click here. Additionally, Personal Finance will be offering 1.5 general CEUs for FinCert Certified Personal Finance Counselors (CPFC) and 1.5 CEUs for AFCPE Accredited Financial Counselors (AFC). For more information, click here.There will be a follow-up interactive session the following week where questions from part 1 will be addressed and discussions will ensue. You won’t want to miss this!For more information on Military Families Learning Network and the programming that we offer, please visit our website or connect with us via social media: (Facebook & Twitter)Family Development: Site, Facebook, TwitterFamily Transitions: Site, Facebook, TwitterPersonal Finance: Site, Facebook, Twitterlast_img read more

Griezmann will connect with Messi, Suarez at Barcelona: Coach Valverde

first_imgBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is confident new signing Antoine Griezmann will have no problems linking up with strike partners Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez when the trio finally appear in the same team together.Griezmann, who signed from La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid earlier this month, has been with the squad on Barcelona’s tour of Japan and featured in the side’s 2-0 win over Vissel Kobe on Saturday.However, following their exploits in the Copa America, Messi and Suarez have been given an extended break and will not link up with the team until they return from Japan.With 682 La Liga goals between them, Valverde is understandably excited about the attacking trident and believes Griezmann might be the missing part of the puzzle as Barcelona chase their first Champions League trophy since 2015.”It’s true that some players who are good fit in together easier,” said Valverde.”We will see the relationship socially and at the camp. We are excited for this opportunity.”We believe in balance in the team, in front or in the back, he (Griezmann) moves quick, he passes well, and finds space and this is what we were missing.”Two second-half goals from 21-year-old academy graduate Carles Perez were enough to seal the win over Kobe, who featured former Barca players Andres Iniesta, David Villa and Sergi Samper on Saturday.”Carles Perez scored two goals today, so it’s a good news for his potential and shows how we can bring the young guys forward,” Valverde said.Former Barca captain Iniesta, who left the club after 16 trophy-filled years last year, said it was an odd afternoon playing against former team mates such as Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic.advertisement”Well, it’s a bit strange of course (to play against Barcelona),” said the 35-year-old.”You spend so long playing with the same players… it’s strange, special.”But at the start of the match you are clearly focusing on playing and trying to give a good impression.”Barcelona’s next pre-season match is against Arsenal at the Nou Camp on Aug. 7.Also Read | Diego Costa hits 4 as Atletico thrash Real Madrid 7-3 in International Champions CupAlso Read | I-League clubs not ready to hand AFC Champions League slot to ISLAlso See:last_img read more

Visit of the Secretary General of the UNCTAD, Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi

first_imgAt the invitation of Senator, the Hon. Arnold J. Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, will pay an official visit to Jamaica from 13th to 15th November 2012.   Minister Nicholson is keen to have Dr. Supachai share his wealth of experience in foreign trade policy and his views on the importance of trade in services for small developing countries. UNCTAD, located in Geneva, Switzerland, was established in 1964 by the UN General Assembly to assist developing countries to forge the link between trade and development and to integrate into the international trading system.  Dr. Supachaihas been the Secretary General since 2005.  Prior to assuming this position, he was the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) from 2002 to 2005.  He was also a Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, responsible for economic and trade policy. While in Jamaica, Dr. Supachaiwill deliver the keynote address on 14th November, at the Opening Ceremony of the Symposium on Jamaica’s involvement in Foreign Trade, 1962-2012 – forging the link between trade and development.  This Symposium is organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the Ministry as well the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence.  The University of the West Indies and the Private Sector are also involved in this Symposium, which will be held at the Knutsford Court Hotel on 14th -15th November 2012. Dr. Supachaiwill also pay courtesy calls on the Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen, the Most Hon. Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, and the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Andrew Holness.  In addition, on 15th November, he will be hosted by the Private Sector at a breakfast meeting at the headquarters of the Jamaica Exporters Association (JEA).  Later that morning, he will address students and Faculty at the University of the West Indies, Mona.  Dr.  Supachaiwill end his visit to Jamaica that afternoon, at a meeting with a group of Ministers hosted by the Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton. Jamaica and UNCTAD have been on a journey together since 1962 to ensure that the trade of developing countries contributes to their development.  Contact: Ann-Margaret Lim Head, Public Relations and Media Affairs Unit Tel: 564-4241 (Mob.)last_img read more

Restaurants of Jamaica Lauded for Contributing to Economic Growth

first_imgStory Highlights “I must commend the team for their commitment to quality restaurant operations in Jamaica. I am encouraged to have more businesses in the constituency [as this] provides more employment. The number of locations you have expanded to throughout Jamaica has significantly contributed to what we find important… growing Jamaica,” Mrs. Holness said. Member of Parliament for East Rural St. Andrew, the Most Hon. Juliet Holness, has lauded Restaurants of Jamaica (ROJ) for contributing to economic growth.Her praise comes against the background of the entity’s opening of its 37th Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurant, in Harbour View, which is located in the constituency.“I must commend the team for their commitment to quality restaurant operations in Jamaica. I am encouraged to have more businesses in the constituency [as this] provides more employment. The number of locations you have expanded to throughout Jamaica has significantly contributed to what we find important… growing Jamaica,” Mrs. Holness said.She was delivering brief remarks at the branch’s official opening on Saturday, April 6.Mrs. Holness, who noted that the KFC franchise’s long history in Jamaica started 44 years ago with the first restaurant’s establishment at 70 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6, commended the company for maintaining its “finger lickin’ good” quality.“They have done so while responding positively to the numerous projects and goodwill, and have aided in the betterment of our country,” she said.Managing Director of ROJ, Mark Myers, said the organisation also plans to further expand its Pizza Hut franchise.He pointed out that the company continues to increase its support for local farmers by using their produce in each new restaurant opened.“This investment marks our steadfast belief in Jamaica as an excellent place to do business. We continue to be in growth mode as we expand our business and locations to create more employment opportunities and build deeper ties to the communities we serve,” he said.The opening of KFC Harbour View represents an investment of approximately $200 million, and brings the total number of restaurants operated by ROJ to 48.Its opening has created 55 new jobs for individuals from the surrounding communities, which brings the total number of persons employed across the ROJ group to over 2,000.The Harbour View location is the second of four KFC restaurants being opened as part of the company’s Vision 2020 expansion plans, following the Falmouth branch’s opening last December.Ground has already been broken for the third restaurant, which will be located in May Pen, Clarendon.In addition to serving customers from Harbour View and surrounding communities, Mr. Myers anticipates that the new restaurant will also appeal to overseas travellers, given its proximity to the Norman Manley International Airport. Her praise comes against the background of the entity’s opening of its 37th Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurant, in Harbour View, which is located in the constituency. Member of Parliament for East Rural St. Andrew, the Most Hon. Juliet Holness, has lauded Restaurants of Jamaica (ROJ) for contributing to economic growth.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Part-Time Girls Freshman Volleyball Coach at Wilmington High SchoolFull-Time Reading Specialist (Long-Term Substitute) at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Special Education Teacher (Long-Term Substitute) at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Technology Education/STEM Teacher (Long-Term Substitute) at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Marketing Operations Specialist at SOVOS ComplinaceFull-Time Marketing Operations Manager at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Deployment Specialist at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Product Marketing Manager at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Solar Outreach Representative at TSEFull-Time Direct Solar Sales Consultant at TSE(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

Quader assures BNP of fair UZ polls

Quader assures BNP of fair UZ polls

first_imgRoad, transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader. File PhotoAwami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday urged BNP to reconsider its decision to boycott the upazila parishad election.|”I don’t know whether it is their (BNP’s) final decision,” he said at his office in Dhaka when reporters sought his reaction about BNP’s decision to refrain from contesting the polls.The upazila parishad election is scheduled to be held in March.”Their participation would have made the polls competitive,” Quader said. “The government will provide all assistance to organise an acceptable election. But it (polls participation) is up to them (BNP).”Responding to a question about holding parliament session without BNP, he said the party was keeping itself away. “Do we have to force them if they don’t come?” he asked.The ruling Awami League formed the government for a third consecutive term after winning the 30 December election with an overwhelming majority.Quader appreciated the decision of two Gano Forum MPs to take oath, saying that it was an affirmative step.He said prime minister Sheikh Hasina had invited all political parties on 2 February to a tea party where discussions can take place. He criticised Oikya Front for declining to attend the event.”We had dialogues with them twice before the polls. There could have been talks had they decided to come but their reaction was an outburst of negative political practice,” Quader added.last_img read more

Forest Dept imposes Rs 5 lakh fine on NCERT for cutting of

Forest Dept imposes Rs 5 lakh fine on NCERT for cutting of

first_imgNew Delhi: A fine of over Rs 5 lakh has been imposed on the NCERT for heavily pruning 33 trees and cutting five without permission from the Forest Department of Delhi government inside its campus on Aurobindo road here, an official said on Monday.Acting on a complaint from an NGO on August 7, a team of forest rangers visited the campus of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and found that five trees were cut and 33 heavily pruned, the Forest Department official said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeUnder the Delhi Preservation of Trees Act, permission from authorities is required for cutting and even pruning of trees.The official said the NCERT campus had applied for permission to cut and prune trees, but before the Forest Department could take a look into the application, the trees were pruned and some cut.A report was submitted on August 8 by the forest rangers who visited the spot and a decision has been taken to impose a fine of over Rs 5 lakh on the NCERT registrar for the cutting of trees, the official said, adding that the case has been compounded. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedComplainant Verhaen Khanna said the fine should be a lesson for everyone and it would have cost way less if the authorities concerned had just waited for grant of permission from the Forest Department.”A whole row of trees along the fence were heavily pruned and there were eucalyptus and semal trees among the ones that were chopped,” he said.The NCERT has, however, claimed that the trees were cut under the “occupation” of the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration which is a separate entity. A few days ago, the Department had issued a penalty of Rs 60,000 on the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) after trees in south Delhi’s Thyagraj Nagar were found to be in poor condition, while one was also found to be uprooted.The fine was imposed recently after a site inspection had taken place at both Thyagraj Nagar and Netaji Nagar, where the proposed redevelopment project is planned to take place, with both construction sites found to be dumping debris around the trees.last_img read more