Oil major Repsol breaks ground in Spain on its first-ever solar farm

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:Repsol has launched construction works in Spain for its first ever solar farm in the midst of a national quarantine, following the country’s lifting of a pandemic-driven construction freeze last week.On Wednesday, the oil major announced it has now broken ground on a 126MW solar trio in the province of Ciudad Real, in the Castilla-La Mancha region to the south of capital Madrid. The so-called Kappa venture in Manzanares is Repsol’s maiden solar project and will require overall funding of around €100 million (US$108 million). The complex, set to become operational in early 2021, will be split into individual plants boasting a capacity of 45MW, 45MW and 36MW.The under-construction Kappa projects will soon be joined by the 264MW Valdesolar PV project to the west, in the region of Extremadura. The project in Badajoz – acquired by Repsol in September 2018 – is meant to break ground “in the coming weeks,” the firm said on Wednesday.Together with the 335MW Delta wind plant Repsol already started building last December, the solar duo of Kappa and Valdesolar are part of a three-project renewable push set to mobilise €600 million (US$651 million) of investment all in all.Repsol’s solar push follows its pledge at Madrid’s UN climate summit last year to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. The commitment has since been emulated by similar moves from fellow oil players Galp, BP, Eni and Equinor, with the IEA urging them not to abandon renewable ambitions even as COVID-19 hurts oil revenues.[José Rojo Martín]More: Oil major Repsol uses Spain’s lockdown rollback to start building solar debut Oil major Repsol breaks ground in Spain on its first-ever solar farmlast_img read more

European pension fund tenders $200 microfinance debt mandate

first_imgAn undisclosed European pension fund has tendered a $200m (€160m) microfinance debt mandate using IPE-Quest.According to search QN1468, the client’s preference is for a segregated account or single investor fund.Asset managers should have a three-year track record (preferably five) and at least $500m in assets under management (AUM).Minimum AUM and track record are strict limits. The closing date for applications is 28 November.Interested parties should state performance – gross of fees – to the end of September.For any questions regarding this search, please email info@ipe-quest.com. Questions will not be accepted after the 25 November. For full information, please go to http://www.ipe-quest.com/search.htm.last_img read more

Photos: Fitness and fun at Camp Discovery

first_img This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Laci Wilson runs away from Caramon Cotroneo (center) and Reese Carter during a boys-versus-girls game of Capture the Flag on July 22 at Camp Discovery in Eastbrook. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSJason Weed adjusts to the cold water in Webb Pond while Alley Estes floats on a purple noodle behind him on July 22 at Camp Discovery in Eastbrook. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSCooper Miles takes aim with a bow and arrow while archery instructor Chris Kravitt (left) observes his form on July 22 at Camp Discovery in Eastbrook. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSCampers practice their form before archery on July 22 at Camp Discovery in Eastbrook. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSCampers and camp counselors get muddy searching for frogs and, occasionally, their lost shoes in the swampy pond shore on July 22 at Camp Discovery in Eastbrook. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS(From left) Hannah Jamison, Lily Walton, Brooke Downing and Tristan Forbes gather around a frog they caught by Webb Pond on July 22 at Camp Discovery in Eastbrook. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSMason Gomm shows off a fish he caught while Keaghun Sutherland sneaks into the shot and adds bunny ears behind his unknowing friend on July 22 at Camp Discovery in Eastbrook.. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS(From left) Hannah Jamison, Whitney Carter and Camryn Clough pose with a frog they caught on July 22 at Camp Discovery in Eastbrook. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS12345678PreviousNextEASTBROOK — Children enjoy a sunny day at the Down East Family YMCA’s Camp Discovery on Wednesday, July 22. The summer camp, located for the past five years on Webb Pond in Eastbrook, offers activities such as swimming, fishing, frog catching, games and archery.Click here for more photos.Visit defymca.org for more information. Latest Posts Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Biolast_img read more

Maddie Pack is a calm presence on Syracuse’s back line

first_imgMaddie Pack stands bashfully waiting to be interviewed after a win against Drexel on Sept. 17 while Alex Lamontagne stands to her right, laughing and flexing her muscles. On the field, Pack stands out despite not really standing out at all, a right back with quick feet and a physical presence that a reserved demeanor can mask.Pack is there, but if you don’t look closely, you might not even know.“She’s the type of kid that can come in and blend in and become a team player,” said Jim Bruno, Pack’s high school coach at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Maryland. “She doesn’t necessarily always have to be the leader.”Pack doesn’t do anything flashy, but almost everything sufficiently. Her “just do your job” mentality has led to quick a transition and early success on the field, as she’s played in all 10 games her freshman season and started nine of them. She’s been a staple of a Syracuse back line that has allowed just 1.3 goals per game and allowed two or more goals in just two of 10 games.When Pack showed up for preseason, Syracuse head coach Phil Wheddon said the freshman’s exceptional conditioning and solid defensive play quickly impressed.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd in SU’s first game of the preseason against Rutgers, Pack stood up to some players Wheddon expected would be a step or two ahead of her.“You don’t expect a freshman to come in and have the impact she’s had,” he said. “You hope they do, but sometimes it doesn’t work out. In her case, it’s certainly worked out.”Senior defender Erin Simon praised Pack’s aptitude to stick with a play and go in for a tackle on the defensive end, adding that she’s quick to apply advice.Pack is nimble enough to contain the ball and versatile enough that Wheddon has already moved her from the center back to the right back position. Still, Pack isn’t expecting to win many style points.“I just stick to getting it done,” Pack said. “I don’t really have much pizzazz or anything.”Last week against Drexel, Pack stood a few steps in front of the box as the ball was chopped high into the air and landed softly at her feet.As an opposing forward bore down on the freshman, she tapped the ball softly to her left with her right foot. No jukes or spin moves to try and evade the pressure. Just simple execution. It’s the quiet intensity that guides the freshman not by choice, but by default.“I’m really quiet at first,” Pack said. “Once you get to know me I open up, but I’m definitely quiet at first.”Those who have gotten a more intimate look speak highly of her perky personality and ability to make people laugh without doing much of anything.“She’s just (funny),” Simon said. “Everyone says that, ‘Oh Maddie Pack’s hilarious’ and she doesn’t have to try and be funny, she just is.”But her ability to blend in seamlessly with the team culture might be her greatest attribute. Pack speaks in humble clichés, emphasizing her desire to get better and do whatever she can to help the team. Affectionately referred to as “Pack attack” by Bruno, the freshman has already won over the respect of those around her.And while she may not attract the most attention on the field, Pack is still thriving in her role as a blue-collar defender.“With every opponent we play, I feel a little more comfortable,” she said. “Just able to be myself on the field.” Comments Published on September 23, 2015 at 7:44 pm Contact Matt: mralex01@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Majestic Birds knock off Gentleclowns

first_imgTo put it simply, winning is The Daily Cardinal way.The Majestic Birds outplayed, outdrank and outlasted The Badger Herald on Saturday, winning 10-9 at Vilas Park. To no one’s surprise, the Cardinal won its fourth straight softball game and completed the season sweep after its flag football victory in the fall.After last year’s 12-1 snore fest, the Cardinal decided to make this year a little more interesting. After giving The Badger Herald a six-run cushion, the Majestic Birds showed up in the final inning to do what everyone knew would happen.Brett “Mr. Steal Your Girl” Bachman hit an inside-the-park grand slam in the top of the seventh inning, which caused every Heralder’s pants to smell suspiciously more like piss.“My strategy was to hit it straight up the middle,” Bachman said as he autographed the chests of a few female fans. “They couldn’t field for shit, so hitting it right at them and watching them fall over gave me the best odds.”Manager Jonah Beleckis, who can actually be seen doing a few push-ups in the Cardinal’s softball video preview, eloquently expressed his post-game thoughts.“Look at me, cameraman, I’m turnt off Sunkist,” Beleckis said while simultaneously two-stepping, salsa dancing and doing the John Wall. “I do it for my momma and I do it for the Cardinal. Fuck with me.”The Herald made one of many questionable decisions in the game’s final inning when it intentionally walked Jim “Big Red” Dayton in a slow-pitch softball game. Yeah, that happened.After the game, Cardinal Editor-in-Chief Abby Becker added her thoughts after trudging through crying Heralders on the field.“Blood,” Becker said.Managing Editor Mara Jezior may have missed the final outs of the game while going to the bathroom, but she did show up in time to help the Herald finish their keg, a pattern for the past inter-newspaper football and softball games.Herald Edtior-in-Chief and Resident Harpy Katherine Krueger tried to brush off the loss, but let’s be honest, she felt pretty shitty. Look for her modesty to give way in the form of another full page dedicated to just herself, where she expresses her thoughts in space that would probably be better spent for something remotely journalistic.“I knew my team needed my help, so I did what I do best: struck the fuck out swinging,” she said while shamefully washing “I love the Cardinal” off her face. “I stopped watching halfway through because I really don’t think these other people should be working at the Herald. I’d do better running this thing into the ground by myself.”Still, the best part of the game was how good the Majestic Birds looked. Herald Arts Editor Erik Sateren spent most of his time totally fangirling the Cardinal squad. His penchant for photo bombing them was just a thinly veiled demonstration of his true allegiance.“I just wanted to feel beautiful for, like, one moment,” he said. “The Cardinalistas have a certain kind of sexiness I just can’t handle. If they opened their own snuggle house, I would definitely make it over on a regular basis.”Herald Sports Content Editor Dan Corcoran ended up writing a column of his journey home from the softball game, which included his shoe coming untied and a trip to McDonald’s to see if they were still selling Shamrock Shakes. To his dismay, they weren’t.Ultimately, the point is that the Cardinal won. It’s, like, whatever. After losing many graduating seniors, the Herald tossed around the idea of forfeiting next season’s football and softball matchups in order to “rebuild.”Incoming Cardinal Editor-in-Chief Jack Casey didn’t think that was a bad idea.“I mean, at this point, we know we don’t face any real competition in news production,” Casey said. “We used to rely on these games on the fields of Vilas Park for that competition, but now apparently the Herald has managed to screw that up as well. Fuck, man.”last_img read more

Debbie Richards to captain England’s senior women

first_img30 Mar 2017 Debbie Richards to captain England’s senior women Debbie Richards, who helped England to win European senior gold, will captain the English senior women’s teams for 2017. Debbie, from Surrey, will lead the sides for the European senior women’s team championship in Slovakia from September 5-9 and for the senior women’s Home Internationals at Newport, Wales, from 3-5 October. England will be defending the Home Internationals and aiming for their fourth consecutive win and their 11th victory since the championship started in 2003. Debbie was a member of England’s invincible senior women’s side of 2014, which won both the European team championship and Home Internationals. She commented: “I am thrilled to have been invited to become the captain of the England senior team and very much look forward to trying to emulate the 2014 results. “I loved being part of the England squad. I will never forget the experience of not only the golf but also the camaraderie in the team and the general atmosphere at the events in which I played. “I would love another chance to play for England so will be trying my best in the matchplay and stroke play events this year. There are so many talented senior golfers which means the competition is very stiff with everyone’s goal, ultimately, being to earn a place in the team.” Debbie speedily played her way to the top of the game after making her senior debut in 2010 when she scored the first of two wins in the second flight of the English senior women’s amateur championship. She rapidly moved into the top flight and has been a semi-finalist in the senior amateur championship and had a string of top ten finishes in the senior stroke play. Debbie was a Welsh international as a girl, plays for her county, Surrey, in the second and senior teams and has won multiple championships at Burhill and Rye, where she is the current ladies’ champion. She was also a member at Royal Mid Surrey for over 20 years.last_img read more

‘Stone Cold Singh’ – John Cena’s nickname for Ranveer Singh

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTI/WWEAdvertisement 7lm0NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6iiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec0( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 88Would you ever consider trying this?😱1jrjCan your students do this? 🌚3Roller skating! Powered by Firework The netizens of the country may not have seen the interaction between a WWE superstar and Bollywood icon too often, but in the ongoing lock down amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic, John Cena and Ranveer Singh has been together for a funny banter, and the Indian actor has earned the nickname of ‘Stone Cold Singh’ from the professional wrestler!Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/WWEIt all started with a social media post Ranveer Singh made a couple of months ago. Donning dreadlocks, a full beard and eye shadow, Singh shared a photo on hos official Instagram, which was similar to his  Alauddin Khilji look from the 2018 movie Padmavaat.“Me coming out of quarantine” Singh added a hilarious caption with the photo. Check it out below-Advertisement In addition to his fanbase, Ranveer’s post also caught the attention of John Cena, who edited the photo a little, adding in the fists and the signature skull ring of his fellow WWE icon Stone Cold Steve Austin from one of his most famous photos.Cena added the text ‘Sone Cold Singh’ in the picture. Check it out below-The 16 times world champions has a huge fan base in India, who were in fits seeing the post. Other than the photo going viral among both the Bollywood and WWE loving netizens, Ranveer Singh himself appeared in the comments.“Hahahahahaha 🔝 😂🙏🏽” the 34 year old actor commented.Image Courtesy: InstagramBelow here is the photo of Steve Austin that was used by Cena to create the funny picture.Image Courtesy: GettyHowever, its not the first time Cena has used Steve Austin for some of the funny memes he has been creating and sharing during the lock down. From ‘Stone Cold Social Distancing’ to ‘Stone Cold Sweethearts’, the WWE champion’s Instagram is filled with such hilarious posts, and some of them even featured other renowned WWE stars like The Rock, Edge and CM Punk. Here are some below- If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Find out the only Indian who makes it into Forbes top 100 highest paid athletes! Advertisementlast_img read more

Red Bank Wins $1M Grant To Improve Shrewsbury Ave.

first_img“This particular grant can help grow the sense of a singular identity in Red Bank and will go a long way toward making the Shrewsbury Avenue corridor safer and more accessible, as well as add aesthetic value,” Porter said. By Chris Rotolo The borough’s Pilgrim Baptist Church was organized in 1896 and purchased its present home at 172 Shrewsbury Ave. in 1955. The church’s pastor, Terrence K. Porter, was installed in 2003, when he began working closely with former Mayor Ed McKenna and Red Bank’s sitting Mayor Pasquale Menna to create a more unified municipality. “This all started two years ago. So it’s been a long time coming,” said Mayor Pasquale Menna who credited the Shrewsbury Avenue Citizens Development Committee for helping develop a strategic vision. “This is where Red Bank started. People think our town was founded on Broad Street, but Shrewsbury Avenue is where everything began. It was a commercial center and it will be again. Development projects will happen and they’ll be done in a way that is respectful to the neighborhood. Shrewsbury Avenue should evolve as its own destination and it will,” Menna said. “We have a large audience that comes from the West Side of the borough. We have students that come to us for a multitude of classes and patrons who come to see the performances we have. As an organization we strive to offer diverse programming, something for everyone. And safer roadways will just make it that much easier for residents to reach us,” Philipson said. One the borough’s largest development projects is the reimagining of the Count Basie Center for the Arts, an expansion effort that will connect new bars and eateries, a second music venue and music education spaces to the historic theater, growing the venue’s footprint to an entire city block on Monmouth Street. Despite the outreach initiatives that stretch beyond Red Bank’s borders, Porter recognizes the disparity between the east and west sides of the borough and said a grant of this magnitude and the scope of the work will only strengthen the community as a whole. The grant is less than the $1.2 million proposal submitted by Millennium Strategies of Morristown on Red Bank’s behalf. But it will still fund new ADA compliant curb ramps for special needs accessibility, as well as new sidewalks, crosswalks and curb bumpouts that will extend pedestrian sidewalks and are expected to calm the flow of traffic in the congested corridor. The developed roadway that would become Shrewsbury Avenue predates 1850, a historical perspective that is not lost on Menna. In addition to public safety improvements, the grant funding will allow officials to create a more aesthetically pleasing environment along Shrewsbury Avenue with the installation of a brick paver strip, trees and decorative poles, benches and receptacles similar to what pedestrians see spanning Broad Street. Basie CEO Adam Philipson said improvements to Shrewsbury Avenue, which intersects with Monmouth Street, is an improvement to the entire Red Bank community and one he hopes will create easier access for West Side residents to the Basie’s expanding educational curriculum and entertainment options. Pilgrim Baptist is not merely a house of worship, Porter said, but strives to be a community resource. The church serves as a report site for Monmouth County’s annual Project Homeless Connect event and, in winter 2018, opened a warming center to provide overnight shelter during frigid conditions. The warming center is also located on Shrewsbury Avenue just steps away from the church. Earlier this month the New Jersey Department of Transportation announced Red Bank won a $1 million grant for an improvement project to beautify its Shrewsbury Avenue corridor and update it for safety and ADA accessibility. Red Bank won one of 27 federal grants totaling $20 million under the Safe Routes to School and Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside program. “We’re excited about the possibilities of what can be done because, as a community, you really don’t want people driving down Broad Street to see one Red Bank and those driving down Shrewsbury Avenue to see another version.” THE SCOPE OF WORK RED BANK – Shrewsbury Avenue, the borough’s original thoroughfare, is about to get a million dollar makeover. The plans also call for the installation of rain gardens and tree pits where the curb bumpouts are situated, a method to help improve drainage and mitigate any negative impacts of stormwater runoff. COMMUNITY CONNECTION ADDED PERSPECTIVE These annual federal grants are awarded to nontraditional, community-based efforts that aim to strengthen the cultural, aesthetic and environmental aspects of the nation’s intermodal system, like the main artery that comes off the Route 35 bridge, extends along Red Bank’s West Side and up through the borough of Shrewsbury, before reconnecting with Route 35 near the entrance to Fort Monmouth. last_img read more