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Draker Labs selected by Premier Power to monitor over 2 MW of PV projects

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first_imgDraker Laboratories, a provider of turnkey monitoring systems for commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems in Burlington, has been selected by Premier Power Renewable Energy, Inc. (OTCBB:PPRW), a global leader in the development, design, engineering, and construction of solar power systems for commercial, government, and utility markets in the United States and Europe, to monitor energy production at several PV facilities the company is developing. One example of Draker and Premier Power working together is on a 2 megawatt (MW) warehouse and distribution facility project in Torrance and Carson, CA, where Draker will supply data acquisition and monitoring equipment for the solar electric generating project Premier designed and is constructing.‘Premier Power’s strong presence in North America and Europe for integrating and installing commercial-scale solar PV systems is a perfect fit for Draker’s product depth,’ said Chach Curtis, chief executive officer of Draker Laboratories. ‘We appreciate the confidence the Premier Power team has placed in us and look forward to our continued collaboration in the future.’Commenting on the decision to partner with Draker, Miguel De Anquin, chief operating officer for Premier Power said, ‘We were impressed by the breadth and depth of Draker’s turnkey solution, which includes hardware, a web interface and field services, and feel that the company’s track record, commitment to quality, and reliability makes them an ideal choice for projects we are engineering and constructing. We welcome the opportunity to continue working with Draker in 2011 and beyond.’About Draker LaboratoriesDraker Laboratories provides highly accurate and reliable monitoring solutions that help owners and operators of commercial-scale PV systems maximize the efficiency and profitability of their solar assets. As a supplier of complete, end-to-end monitoring solutions, Draker provides turnkey systems that combine proven field instrumentation with an intuitive Web-based data management system and unmatched customer support. For more information, visitwww.drakerlabs.com(link is external).About Premier PowerPremier Power Renewable Energy, Inc. is a leading global provider of large and small-scale solar power systems, delivering unmatched experience to commercial, governmental and residential customers throughout North America and Europe. Premier Power designs, engineers and integrates the solar industry’s leading products. Premier Power’s technologies and services have enabled its customers to maximize clean energy output along with project savings. Today, Premier Power designs and deploys the most innovative solar electric systems through market-leading innovation and exceptional customer service. Premier Power is headquartered in El Dorado Hills, CA and has common stock quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbolPPRW.OB. Additional information is available at the Company’s website at www.premierpower.com(link is external).Forward-Looking StatementsThis release may contain certain “forward-looking statements” relating to the business of Premier Power Renewable Energy, Inc. (’Premier’), which can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “expects” or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including all business uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, some of which are beyond Premier’s control. Certain of these risks and uncertainties are or will be described in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are based on Premier’s current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the company. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting Premier will be those anticipated by Premier. Premier undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.Source: BURLINGTON, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Draker Laboratories. 10.12.2010last_img read more

Andrew Pallito to remain Vermont’s Commissioner of Corrections

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first_imgGovernor-elect Shumlin today announced that Commissioner Andrew Pallito will remain in his post as Commissioner of Corrections.”There is no question addressing the challenge of corrections, which is the second largest area of growth in our state’s budget, is ambitious,” said Shumlin. “Vermonters can no longer afford to spend more on corrections than on higher education. In order to realize the cost efficiencies we anticipate through justice reinvestment, it is extremely important that we have someone with Andy’s experience. Andy has both the vision and the experience necessary to ensure that we will reduce recidivism and achieve cost savings in our corrections system.”Andrew Pallito joined the Vermont Department of Corrections in January of 2001 after serving nearly nine years in other parts of the Vermont State Government. He began his public service career with the Department’s parent organization, the Agency of Human Services in August of 1992. Since coming to the Vermont Department of Corrections, he has served as both the Management Executive and the Deputy Commissioner and in 2008, was appointed to his current position as Commissioner.As Management Executive, Andrew was responsible for the administrative, financial, information technology and training needs, including the Vermont Correctional Academy, of the Department. Upon his appointment as Deputy Commissioner in September of 2006, he was responsible for all operational functions including all Vermont Correctional Facilities and Probation and Parole Offices. As Commissioner, Andrew also serves on the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council which oversees the training of individuals from all law enforcement agencies throughout Vermont and is the current Vice President of the Northeast Association of Correctional Administrators (NACA).A 2005 graduate of the Vermont Leadership Institute at the Snelling Center for Government, Andrew holds a bachelors degree from Saint Peter’s College in New Jersey.Source: Shumlin’s office. 12.23.2010last_img read more

Renewables near 19 percent of Australian electricity generation

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Australian Financial Review:Renewable energy generated nearly 19 percent of national grid power in the year to June 30 and is on track to meet the Turnbull government’s emissions target without the National Energy Guarantee, a new report says.New wind and solar generation being built or committed under the existing federal Renewable Energy Target and just one other policy—the Victorian Renewable Energy Target—would be sufficient to achieve the government’s 2030 target of a 26 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels by 2023-24, the report published by The Australia Institute says.Under those policies, the share of total grid generation taken by wind, solar, hydro and biomass would be about 29 percent of total National Electricity Market generation. Adding rooftop solar would lift the renewables share to just above 35 percent.Renewables hit a record 18.8 percent of NEM energy including rooftop solar in the year just completed, or 15.7 percent without rooftop solar.The surge of wind and solar energy into the grid would likely force EnergyAustralia’s 1480 megawatt Yallourn brown coal power station, the most carbon dioxide intensive plant in the NEM, which is due to close by 2032, out of service by around the mid-2020s, the report’s author, energy expert Hugh Saddler, said.Dr. Saddler said the NEG’s negligible incremental impact on emissions showed that a more ambitious target was “absolutely” needed because it would be the lowest-cost way to reduce emissions nationally and avoid imposing more onerous emissions reductions on sectors such as transport, agriculture and industry that don’t have the easy abatement options of the electricity sector.More: Renewables nearly 19 percent of the grid, set to overtake NEG Renewables near 19 percent of Australian electricity generationlast_img read more

COVID-19 ‘can be characterized as a pandemic’: WHO chief

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first_imgThe new coronavirus outbreak can now be characterized as a pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday.WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was alarmed by the spread and severity of the outbreak, along with a lack of action taken to combat it.”COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic,” he told reporters in Geneva. He said he expected the number of cases and deaths would grow in the coming days and weeks.”We have never before seen a pandemic sparked by a coronavirus,” he said.He also said hard-hit Iran was trying its best to control the outbreak but needed more supplies.Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf Makes $22 Million Deposit into Rainy Day Fund, First in Nearly a Decade

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first_img July 12, 2018 Efficiency,  Government That Works,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced a $22 million deposit into the state’s Rainy Day fund, the first in nearly a decade. The governor was joined by Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella for the announcement at the Capitol.“This deposit into the Rainy Day fund helps stabilize our budget for the first time in nearly a decade and exceeds some pre-budget estimates that the fund would receive $14 million,” Gov. Wolf said. “And while some states are borrowing from their funds or making no contributions, Pennsylvania is making a $22 million deposit.”“Building a better future for Pennsylvania isn’t possible unless we build more stability into our system,” said Torsella. “Families know the wisdom of setting aside resources for when times are tough, and I applaud Gov. Wolf for moving our state finances in that same direction.”The Rainy Day fund reserve is a sign of both fiscal responsibility and the possibility of maintaining fiscal health, which can result in higher bond ratings.The governor outlined various savings initiatives his administration has under taken over the past three-and-a-half years, including launching GO-TIME – the Governor’s Office of Transparency, Innovation, Management and Efficiency. Through that initiative, the state quickly realized $100 million in annual savings by making procurement smarter and more efficient, and over time, introduced more cost-saving measures such as contract renewal reductions and live, reverse auctions for commonwealth contracts.The governor also outlined other cost-savings measures that contributed to the state’s improved fiscal health, such as:Working smarter by doing things such as streamlining the commonwealth mailing process.Implementing a first-of-its-kind Department of Corrections inmate management system to save millions each year.Instituting LEAN trainings throughout the commonwealth – a practice adopted by many businesses large and small that helps employees find savings and work more efficiently to solve problems.Governor Wolf eliminated more than $2 billion in General Fund costs as part of his 2017-18 budget. Efforts focused on reducing the size of the state’s workforce complement to the lowest level in decades, downsizing facilities, consolidating agencies and merging HR and IT across all state agencies, which resulted in total recurring savings of $ 2.2 billion.“I am pleased to say that Pennsylvania is today better equipped for fiscal stability than it has been in the past,” Gov. Wolf said. “This Rainy Day fund deposit is a nest egg that we hope to grow, and an indicator of fiscal responsibility and stability that is a sign of clearer skies ahead.” Governor Wolf Makes $22 Million Deposit into Rainy Day Fund, First in Nearly a Decadecenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

AP1 to take on more investment risk to meet system’s needs

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first_imgHe said the fund was ambitious when it came to sustainable value creation.“We own relatively few companies, since our investments are based on active decisions about what the fund should own, and why,” Magnusson said. “A long investment horizon and a concentrated portfolio are key factors for the fund’s sustainability work, since they create the conditions for our managers to be better informed about the companies the fund invests in,” he said.In absolute terms, AP1’s net investment income after expenses was SEK16.6bn (€1.8bn) in the January-to-June period, up from SEK9.5bn in the same period last year.Net assets under management grew by SEK14.2bn since the end of December to SEK266.7bn at the end of June.AP1 is one of five AP funds that support the Swedish national income pension system — AP1 to AP4 and AP6.These five AP funds are set to be consolidated into just three funds, following extensive reviews of the buffer fund system, but details of the proposed restructuring have yet to be hammered out.Meanwhile, AP7 — the AP fund that operates the default option for the premium pension system (PPM) — generated a return for its equity fund of 14.7%, compared to the 34.0% produced for the full year 2013.AP7 said the equity fund return had beaten the benchmark by 0.15 percentage points.Total assets in the equity fund increased to SEK198.6bn from SEK173.5bn at the end of December 2013, according to the fund’s interim report.The bond portfolio produced a 1.55% return in the six-month period, compared to 1.8% for the whole of 2013. Assets in this portfolio grew to SEK12.9bn from SEK12.7bn at the end of last year.In its report, AP7 attributed the high level of return on its equity fund to the upswing on global equity markets, which was intensified with gearing.The outperformance was due to the fund’s active management which had made a SEK87.1m contribution, it said, and also to the fact that private equity had performed better than global equities.The equity fund consists of 97% global equities and 3% private equity.However, tactical allocation had detracted SEK147.2m from the fund’s potential returns in the period, AP7 said. Swedish pensions buffer fund AP1 said it has decided to raise the level of risk in its portfolio as it reported a 6.5% return on investments, after expenses, in the first six months of this year.In its interim report, the fund said the first half return beat its target of 5.5% and was just below the average return of 6.7% it had produced over the last 10 years.Johan Magnusson, AP1’s chief executive, said: “Following an in-depth strategy review, a decision has been made to raise the level of risk in the portfolio moving forward and thereby increase the probability of meeting the pension system’s long-term need for returns.”The fund’s strategic approach had been to build a portfolio that was robust to major changes in value, he said.last_img read more

Matt Walsh: Don’t complain about ‘rape culture’ if you’re OK with boys in the girl’s locker room

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first_imgThe Blaze.com 27 Feb 2017… It’s always interesting to note just how quickly an item on the Leftist agenda goes from unimportant to utterly crucial to the survival of the species. Five years ago, nobody, including Obama, was talking about bathrooms or “transgenderism.” None of these Leftists, who are now quite certain that bathroom segregation is a violation of human rights, had anything to say on the subject prior to about the year 2012. Suddenly it was discovered that boys can be girls, and if they are not treated as girls in every aspect of life, they will literally die. Nobody can say how this was discovered; we’re expected to accept it as a matter of faith.Sure, cross dressing existed prior to Obama’s second term, and the word “transgenderism” was familiar to some, but the vast majority of the human species did not believe that biological sex was some kind of irrelevant or incidental detail. The vast majority still don’t believe it, but liberals have arbitrarily decided that we should, even if they didn’t themselves believe it up until 78 seconds ago. I say all of this just to remind everyone that Leftists started this bathroom fight on their own and for no coherent reason, so when they panic over Trump’s “attack on transgender rights,” what they’re really panicking over is the Right’s refusal to immediately cave to their every deranged whim.…The very people who so often claim that we’re living in a “rape culture,” and who are apt to cry harassment when a man so much as compliments a woman in the wrong way, and who often say that America is such a misogynistic hellhole that women can’t even walk down the street without fearing assault or rape, are the same ones who tell young girls to shut up and stop complaining when men with penises stroll into their locker rooms and bathrooms. In every other context, men are chastised for their “male privilege” if they act in a way that makes women uncomfortable — even if the behavior in question is completely innocent and non-threatening — but if a girl is uncomfortable looking at penises in her locker room, suddenly she’s the one who gets yelled at for being inconsiderate. In the minds of our nation’s Leftists, a man has persecuted a woman when he spreads his legs too wide on the subway, but if he disrobes in front of her in the bathroom and she feels uneasy, it is she who has persecuted him. “Male entitlement,” “male privilege,” “rape culture,” all of these terms are thrown at men for any and every reason under the sun, except as it pertains to men who want to enter the room while a woman is on the toilet or taking a shower.….. Leftists are allegedly so hypersensitive about a woman’s feelings and a woman’s desire for safety, how could they be the ones calling women bigots and “transphobes” for simply wanting to have a place where they can change or use the toilet in private? How could they, who see the ever present Male Threat everywhere they turn, not see that threat when it comes barreling into the showers with its genitals hanging out? Even if they don’t see it, how could they not at least respect the women and young girls who do see it? How could they put the emotional and physical security of women below the fetishes and fantasies of mentally confused men? How could they demand that women submit to the desires of men in this case?The Left doesn’t simply disregard women and girls who feel unsafe with men in their private spaces; it treats them with actual contempt.It is revealed, once again, that the Left has no real concern for women. Their ideology comes first, as always. Leftist policies and ideas protect and respect women as long as “protecting and respecting women” can be used as an effective cover for some ideological goal. But the moment the cover gets in the way of the goal, it’s thrown to the side and women along with it. The agenda reigns supreme on the Left. “Women” are only useful as a vehicle for it — until, of course, they aren’t. When that happens, they need to shut up and go with the program. Even if it means putting themselves and their daughters at risk.http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/matt-walsh-dont-complain-about-rape-culture-if-youre-ok-with-boys-in-the-girls-locker-room/last_img read more

Young Leicester Fan asks for Iheanacho’s shirt after FA Cup Match

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first_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had Left In the early days of the season, Brendan Rodgers didn’t see Iheanacho fit enough to make the matchday squad in the Premier League. The Nigerian was quickly relegated from a first-team player under Claude Puel to a squad role by Rodgers and will only be selected for the League Cup besides his bench role in the league. A consistent run of goal-scoring performances in the League Cup helped the Young forward find his confidence and make a case for his return to Rodgers’ plans. Since then he has started four premier league matches in 9 appearances and scored three times. His biggest impact this season though have come in the Cup competitions for Leicester City. He has a perfect record in the League and FA Cups, registering four goals in four League cup appearances and one in one the FA Cup. In the fourth round of the FA Cup, his first appearance this season, Iheanacho scored a 4th-minute goal against Brentford and it proved the winner. During the game at Griffin Park, a Young Leicester fan held up a cardboard asking the Nigerian for his shirt. The pair had met in the past and took a picture together, which the kid attached as a reminder to the player. “He’s magic… Kelechi Iheanacho PLEASE MAY I HAVE YOUR SHIRT ? 14 KELECHI JOSEP,” the appeal read. The forward played only 68 minutes against Brentford before he was recalled for Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall. Apparently, he obliged the kid, who was visibly excited with his hero’s gesture. The revitalized Iheanacho could also make a return to the National team again for the first time in over a year. His last appearance for Nigeria came in November of 2018 in a cameo appearance against Uganda in an international friendly. read also:Ndidi injured, Iheanacho on for 10 minutes as Leicester, Chelsea draw The forward has been one of the most consistent Super Eagles players in Europe since the turn of the year and will be in contention for World Cup and Nations Cup qualifiers. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 From the brink of irrelevance, Kelechi Iheanacho has managed to turn his season around at Leicester City, winning the confidence of the Manager and also putting smiles on the fan’s faces. Loading… last_img read more

Chile suspends fare hike amid unrest

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first_imgCHILE – President Sebastián Piñerasuspended a rise in metro fares that sparked protests across the country.  Demonstrators clash with security forces in Santiago, Chile on Saturday. AFP Over 300 people were arrested and 156police were injured, police said. Soldiers and tanks were deployed inthe capital Santiago, after the government declared a state of emergency butdemonstrations continued on Saturday.  center_img In parts of Santiago, hundreds oftroops were deployed in the streets for the first time since 1990, when Chilereturned to democracy after the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Earlier, cultural and sporting eventswere cancelled and shops remained closed. The city’s underground system willremain shut down until Monday, with 41 of 136 stations vandalized.(BBC)last_img read more

Lady Cats Prevail Over Lady Trojans On The Links

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first_imgThe Franklin County Lady Wildcats followed up their record breaking night by shooting another solid team score of 161 and defeating the East Central Trojans 161-192 at Brook Hill Golf Club. Senior, Dana Branstetter, was medallist with a score of 37. The win tonight brings their record to 6-0.FC Varsity-Dana Branstetter – 37, Kendyl Brack – 39, Abby Orschell – 40, Maggie Brack – 45, Gracie Graf – 48.FC JV. Ashlan Hill – 45 (PR), Jade Allen – 52, Camryn Brewer – 56, Sam Ebrens – 55, Erin Hesselbrock – 54.The team will be back in action this Saturday at the Hall of Fame Tournament at Purdue University.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Marissa Mears.last_img read more