South Korea moving forward with world’s largest floating solar project

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge:The Saemangeum Investment Agency of Korea (SDIA) together with Amsterdam Capital Partners (AMSCAP), G8 Subsea (G8), and Saemangeum Offshore Wind Power (SOWP) have agreed to cooperate towards a giant renewable energy mega-development of up to 3GW in the Yellow Sea off Korea.Plans for the near-shore Saemangeum Industrial Complex include a vast 2.7GW floating solar array and 300MW of offshore wind.The floating PV plant would be located behind the world’s longest seawall at Saemangeum that encloses 409km2 of reclaimed area, AMSCAP and G8 said, without giving further details about the coastal complex.AMSCAP said it will work together with G8 alongside SOWP on the offshore wind development, on both financial and a technical elements of the project. SOWP has already developed a 100MW offshore wind project that is in final development stage, with all permits and regulatory approvals secured.South Korea has earlier said it aims to develop 13GW of offshore wind capacity off its coast by 2030 to drive toward a target of having at least 30% renewable energy in its national mix by 2040.SDIA is a central government agency of South Korea responsible for the Saemangeum Project, a grand national development project established in 2013 by executive order. The agency is in charge of administrative services and support, from master planning and coordination to investment attraction and promotion. [Bernd Radowitz]More: South Korea plans world’s largest floating solar plant in Yellow Sea South Korea moving forward with world’s largest floating solar projectlast_img read more

BetBright Cup winner gets £10,000 for Injured Jockeys Fund

first_img Paddy Power to reopen English & Irish betting shops in Royal Ascot week June 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 BetBright has announced that the winning BetBright Cup captain will receive a £10,000 donation to the Injured Jockeys Fund of their respective country on their behalf.Formerly the Prestbury Cup, the BetBright Cup is awarded to Great Britain or Ireland, depending on who gets the greatest number of winners at the Cheltenham Festival.Rich Ricci, BetBright Chairman, said: “The prize money is a new feature added this year; the respective Injured Jockeys Funds are such incredible charities that caters to the enhanced care, rehabilitation and welfare of jockeys past and present. We are very proud to be supporting such organisations.”This years’ competition sees captains Phil Tufnell and Hector O’Heochagain take the position of GB and Irish captains respectively. O’Heochagain, who was denied victory after a GB comeback forced a tie last year, admits that the odds are against him in 2017 after an unfortunate run of injuries, but believes that if the Irish can rack up one or two surprise upsets they’ll be in with a fighting chance.Meanwhile, Tufnell commented: “I love the Festival and am thrilled to be back this year as the Great Britain captain for the BetBright Cup. Both sides have lost several defending champions in recent weeks, and I’ve no doubt Hector is preparing the excuses as we speak, but I am banking on a few of our own super subs as well as the superstar Altior to keep the title at home.”Ricci added: “The Cheltenham Festival is an incredibly exciting time for all British and Irish racing fans. The competition between the two nations has rarely been tighter then it was last year, this year there’s no doubt the Irish side will be up against it but I don’t think Hector will lose faith. The BetBright Cup is a fun complement to the serious sport on the track, allowing racing fans to get behind their country’s contenders throughout the week.” Irish bookmakers demand clarity on reopening orders June 17, 2020 Share Share Submitlast_img read more

5th Graders at Hinks Elementary Hold Fundraiser: ‘Coins for Cops, Change Drive’ to Benefit Michigan State Police

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisHinks Elementary is doing something special for local law enforcement. Fifth graders at the school started a fundraiser, called: “Coins for Cops, Change Drive” to benefit the Michigan State Police.Moved by all of the negativity in the world, fifth graders at the school wanted to do something positive and make a difference by helping the Michigan State Police celebrate their 100th year anniversary for serving the community.5th grader, Lilly Gembel said she wanted to start the fundraiser because of the service and commitment her grandfather and other police officers do in order to save lives, while risking their own.“My grandfather is a police officer, and he talks a lot about stuff like this, and he had told me that the 100th anniversary of the Michigan State Police is coming up. We decided to do a fundraiser for the cops’ families who have fallen doing their job for us. It’s a really big deal that cops do this for us, not just like for themselves, but for us too. We wanted to do this to honor them,” Gembel said.Ms. Wolosiewicz said her 5th graders came up with the idea on their own. She also said she’s impressed that her class has wonderful role models.“I could not be prouder of them, these girls are excellent role models for our school, and they are very community minded. They’re always trying to think of new ways to improve our community and they’re excellent when they put their heads together. There’s nothing that they can’t do,” Wolosiewicz said.If you would like to donate to the Hinks 5th graders, “Coins for Cops, Change Drive,” the fundraiser will be held until April 3rd.You can drop donations off at Hinks Elementary, and Jimmie Garant’s Party Store on West Chisholm Street.The goal is to raise $500 to distribute to all of the Michigan State Police branches.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Coins for Cops Change Drive, Fundraiser, Hinks Elementary, michigan state policeContinue ReadingPrevious The Joseph S. Fay ShipwreckNext Alcona High School’s “Tiger Branch” Credit Union Receives Upgrade After 21 Yearslast_img read more

On This Day: Frank Robinson broke one barrier, Al Campanis exposed another

first_imgTo this point as well, in 2019, with Robinson and Campanis passed away and with exactly one black manager, the Dodgers’ Dave Roberts, in the majors (although there are four other non-white managers among the other 29). But that’s a topic for another date.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNIn 1987, however, it’s important to note that the issue was raised with Campanis by anchor Ted Koppel in the late-night news show specifically because that season — the 40th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s debut as a player — began with no black managers. Frank Robinson spent that season as bench coach for one of the teams with which he’d made his name as a player, the Orioles; he would be promoted to manager the following year early in their infamous 0-21 start in 1988.Still, on the night of that interview, not only was baseball devoid of black managers, it had not had one in the previous two seasons, either. The last time a team was led by an African-American skipper had been 1984, the Giants, by … Frank Robinson, fired that year during his fourth season there. (The year he was hired in San Francisco, 1981, the season began with two black managers, with Maury Wills in Seattle, but ended with only Robinson.)That was the context for the interview, for Koppel’s question about the scarcity of black managers to Campanis — a longtime player and executive in the very organization that had integrated the playing field, and for whom Frank Robinson himself had briefly played — and Campanis’s answer: “It’s just that they may not have some of the necessities to be, let’s say, a field manager, or, perhaps, a general manager.”That shook the entire baseball world and put it on notice about how ingrained their prejudices were about putting anyone other than white men in charge.And one of the most prominent voices to speak out about it was, of course, Frank Robinson. NPR host Terry Gross interviewed him during the 1988 season in which he’d taken over the Orioles … a season which had begun, despite all the consternation over the Campanis debacle, without a black manager.“A lot of us had been saying for years the problem existed. And the people in baseball said it did not exist,’’ Robinson told NPR then. “And finally, the closet door was opened by someone on the inside. And this dreadful secret had been exposed. It’s impossible to miss the irony of one date in baseball history being shared by one of its most significant hirings and one of its most significant firings.April 8, 1975, marked the day Frank Robinson managed his first major-league game for the Cleveland Indians, the first African American to do so. Twelve years later, the Los Angeles Dodgers fired Al Campanis, their general manager, two days after an interview on ABC’s “Nightline” that exposed the attitudes in management that made those like Robinson still so scarce to that point. “Since Jackie Robinson broke the barrier as a player (in 1947), how many — no one until 1975 was offered a job to manage a major league ball club … And you can’t tell me up until that time there were no other qualified blacks to manage in the major leagues.’’Today, Cito Gaston is one of the 23 managers to win multiple World Series titles, and Dusty Baker is 15th on the all-time managerial wins list. Robinson managed four teams for a total of 16 seasons; he died in February at 83.And baseball is exactly one step ahead of where it was the day Campanis’ crude honesty got him fired.last_img read more