Record year pushes total Enel Green Power renewable capacity to 46GW

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Smart Energy International:Enel Green Power set a new record in 2019 within the renewable energy industry by building more than 3GW of capacity.Enel built around 190MW more renewable energy capacity in 2019 than in 2018, a 6.5% increase. The milestone makes Enel the largest private renewable energy player at global level Enel built 47 facilities of which the majority were wind (1,813 MW) and then solar (1,193 MW).Around 1,072MW was built in Europe, mainly in Spain, 997MW in Latin America, mainly in Mexico, 867MW in North America, mainly in the US and around 94MW in Africa, Asia and Oceania, mainly in South Africa.Renewable energy built by Enel in 2019 will generate 9.3TWh and avoid 5.85 million tons of carbon emissions per annum.The 2019 milestone increases Enel’s total renewable energy capacity to 46GW.The utility has set a goal of generating around 57% of its production from renewable sources in 2022. By adding 14.1 GW of renewable capacity to Enel will reach around 60GW renewable generation by 2022. The utility plans on being fully decarbonised by 2050.[Nicholas Nhede]More: Enel reached a new renewable energy milestone in 2019 Record year pushes total Enel Green Power renewable capacity to 46GWlast_img read more

Lemax as a tourist export product: Leading Indonesian tour operator starts implementation of Croatian tourism software

first_imgAn interesting fact is that Lemax has only one product of its own, a unique software solution of its own, which is intended for travel agencies and tour operators. The cooperation with Panorama Destitanion continues the global market presence of Lemax, and after Asia Trails, this is another international success and export of Croatian knowledge.”We are proud that Panorama Destination has recognized the quality of our software solution and selected us as a partner for implementation in the global market. We are convinced that full integration will lead to the achievement of customers’ goals. ”  points out Mate Kostovski, director of Lemax. The realization of the contracted phases of Lemax software implementation will enable the Panorama Destination Group to respond faster and more efficiently to incoming inquiries, deliver current offers, faster and more accurate invoicing to customers, all thanks to a fully automated sales flow. Sales and marketing automation tools will increase revenue and profit, and the new automated questionnaire and inquiry confirmation process is expected to increase Panorama Destination’s booking capacity by as much as tenfold.  Lemax today has more than 120 users on all continents except Antarctica Lemax signed the largest single contract with Asian Trails travel agency in Thailand late last year to support the work of more than 700 employees with over 4000 partners and 8 markets that together cover almost a third of the world’s population, a big step towards opening the Asian market. They are also present in nine global markets, which include Iceland, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Denmark, the United States, Italy and Mexico.  Mate Kostovski, director of Lemax / Photo: Lemax Lemax is web travel software that automates sales, marketing, operations and finance. For more than 20 years, the Croatian company has created and implemented software solutions for the tourism industry, offering digital business solutions to tour operators and destination management companies (DMC). Today, Lemax software is used by more than 120 users in more than 50 countries on six continents, with a total annual transaction value of € 1,35 billion. center_img RELATED NEWS: As they point out from Lemax, their software will provide greater automation in business, enabling the processing of more bookings with increased efficiency, faster invoicing and reporting, expanding sales channels and maximizing revenue. Lemax, an IT company that develops and sells Lemax software for travel agencies and tour operators in the global market, has started the software implementation process with the leading Indonesian tour operator Panorama Destination to enable the upgrade of the web-based back office system.  Panorama Destination is a leading Indonesian tour operator that TTG Asia, the most popular destination company for MICE, has named the best tour operator in Indonesia. Last year alone, more than 115.000 incoming tourists used the services of one of the group’s offices. Founded in 1999, they employ more than 500 tourism professionals and 250 licensed tour guides specializing in travel services in Indonesia. With branches in key tourist destinations in Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, Flores and Sulawesi, Panorama Destination provides a standardized service throughout the country that they want to modernize and adapt to new travel trends. MATE KOSTOVSKI, DIRECTOR OF LEMAX: WE HAVE ONLY ONE, OWN PRODUCT, AT THE SAME TIME RECOGNIZED ON THE GLOBAL MARKET AS THE LEADER IN THE INDUSTRYlast_img read more

Coppell returns to Jamshedpur as ATK face stern test

first_imgCoppell returns to Jamshedpur as ATK face stern testJamshedpur: Jamshedpur FC will look to turn around their fortunes at home in the Indian Super League (ISL) when they host a refreshed ATK, managed by former gaffer Steve Coppell here on Sunday.Under Coppell, Jamshedpur FC have managed a mere three wins at home from nine matches last season and just missed out on a play-off spot.“It’s great to be back. I am very proud of what we did last year, even though we did not make the play-offs. It was a great achievement for a new franchise and I look forward to the game tomorrow,” Coppell said. Also Read – Meghalayan mid-fielder Phrangki Buam joins ISL side FC Goa Current boss Cesar Ferrando’s team has impressed in their first two matches of the season, both away from home. They defeated Mumbai City 2-0 and then followed it up with an exciting 2-2 stalemate against Bengaluru FC.“ATK are a good a team. Their team has improved from the first match and they have a good coach. The ATK game, for me, is the most important match of the season. We will try our best. We need to play like a team and I am sure we can win tomorrow,” Ferrando stated. Also Read – COVID-19: Football team observes ‘social distancing’ during match, loses 37-0“Steve (Coppell) did a good job when he was here. He knows a lot of the players. I hope in front of him, we play well,” he added.Jamshedpur’s new signings and additions have all clicked so far. Mario Arques already looks to be one of the signings of the season while the familiar face of Memo has offered him unconditional support in midfield. Sergio Cidoncha and Pablo Morgado have hit the ground running as well. Also Read – Big push to sports infra in Mizoram, gets Khelo India State CentreIn fact, Jamshedpur FC have the most number of individual goal scorers (4) in the ISL this season. They also have the most number of debutants (4) this season to score a goal as well.Coppell, meanwhile, has got off to a difficult start as has been the case with his teams in the previous seasons as well. ATK succumbed to defeats in their first two games but the Kolkata-based club struck back with a 2-1 win against Delhi Dynamos. Also Read – Manipur’s Thounaojam Kritina Devi all set to be part of the FIFA U-17 World CupCoppell’s teams are usually solid at the back but John Johnson and Gerson Vieira are yet to hit the peak of their form after three games. The win against Delhi Dynamos, however, helped their forwards regain confidence.Balwant Singh and Noussair El Maimouni got on the scoresheet for ATK in their last outing and Manuel Lanzarote looked to be back to his best. Kalu Uche was also instrumental in linking up attacks up front.“Although it has just been two games, they (Jamshedpur) have made a solid start. We will be looking to press forward as well. It is a good challenge for us. We will look to pick up points,” stated Coppell.Tim Cahill’s presence up front and his impending battle against seasoned campaigner John Johnson makes for interesting viewing. Add Sergio Cidoncha to the mix and the ATK defence will have their task cut out.ATK showed that they are not all about defensive football. Their usage of space during quick counter-attacks will be lethal against Ferrando’s men who will be expected to dominate the proceedings at their home ground. IANSlast_img read more

Glasgow knock Munster off top spot

first_imgDenis Hurley captained the side and contributed a try of his own. Jack O’Donoghue on his senior debut as Munster completed the double over their visitors after victory in Wales in November.The full-time score was Munster 33 Cardiff Blues 16. A comprehensive win for the home side on their first outing at the redeveloped Irish Independent Park. Meanwhile, Leinster have lost at home for the first time since March of 2013, going down 16-14 to the Dragons in the Guinness Pro 12. And Glasgow have knocked Munster off the top of the table this evening, following their 54-10 rout away to Zebre. And it was a bad day at the office for Connacht who went down 32-14 away to the Scarlets.last_img

Amel Tuka Won Gold at Brugnera

first_imgB&H representative at the athletics meeting in Brugnera, Italy Amel Tuka won the gold in the 800-meter run.(Source: klix.ba)last_img

Disney Wins “No Wait” Lawsuit Against Woman with Autistic Son

first_imgA federal judge has ruled in favor of Walt Disney World, after a disability advocate from the Orlando area sued the company on behalf of her adult autistic son.Donna Lorman, who serves as president of the Autism Society of Greater Orlando, sued Disney in 2014 to get her son immediate access to the FastPass lines at the theme parks.“Disney Parks have an unwavering commitment to providing an inclusive and accessible environment for all our guests. We are pleased with the court’s decision,” Disney spokeswoman Andrea Finger said in a statement.Lorman filed the lawsuit came after Disney World changed its policy seven years ago in response to reports of tourists hiring people with disabilities and terminally-ill children to help them skip long lines and ride multiple times.Disney subsequently created its new system the Disability Access Service Card, or DAS, which allows people with disabilities get return times for rides, similar to a FastPass, so they do not need to wait in a line.When filing her complaint, Lorman said she wanted 10 passes to the Magic Kingdom, so her son could ride his favorite attractions quickly by getting directly into the FastPass line.Otherwise, he would have had to get an advance reservation to come back later.The extra waiting was difficult for her son, who did not understand the concept of time, according to his mother.She accused the parks of not accommodating his disability.However, Disney argued that it is not required to provide unlimited, front-of-line passes for every ride under the Americans with Disabilities Act. If disabled guests received two more re-admission passes, the standby line at Magic Kingdom’s popular Seven Dwarfs Mine Train coaster would increase by 39 minutes, from 69 to 108 minutes, the company argued in court documents.In a decision reached June 22, U.S. District Judge Anne Conway sided with Disney, ruling that it was “unreasonable” for the company to give such access to Lorman’s son. It would make Disney’s system ripe for abuse again, he wrote.“Requiring the modification, based on the history of the former system, would lead to fraud and overuse, lengthen the wait times significantly for non-disabled guests, and fundamentally alter Disney’s business model,” Conway explained.Conway said Disney could “recover its cost of action.”“To say that I am disappointed would be an understatement. I really truly believe in what I was fighting for,” Lorman wrote to a reporter after the ruling.During the trial, she testified that her son, who was 22 when she filed the lawsuit, has moderate to severe autism that makes communication difficult and following a routine essential.Otherwise, her son could melt down. For example, he needed to visit the Disney rides in a particular order, she said.In response, Disney’s defense team said Lorman should have planned her visit better, in order to adjust to the new rules.last_img read more

Putting malaria to sleep, for good

first_imgA Namibian family with their new bed net. (Image: Malaria No More) MEDIA CONTACTS • Collins Boakye-Agyemang  WHO regional office for Africa  +47 241 39420 RELATED ARTICLES • Defeating malaria “within reach” • SA’s mortality rates on the decline • Malaria cases halved in SA • Top WEF award for SA singer • Holgate’s goodwill drive to JubaEmily van RijswijckEvery night at 9pm, in certain African communities, the NightWatch communications campaign reminds people, via radio, television and text messages, to get under their mosquito nets as part of the the fight against malaria.It’s a simple idea, yet one which is starting to bear fruit on a continent where about 81% of the world’s malaria incidences and 95% of all malaria deaths occur, according to the World Health Organisation.The disease, which is preventable and curable, affects the lives of almost half of the world’s population, with pregnant women and children under five most at risk.The 30-second NightWatch message is broadcast with the help of various corporate partners.Adding their voicesIn one of the messages, the familiar, soothing voice of Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour asks: “It’s 9pm. Are you and your family safe under your mosquito nets tonight?”In other voice clips and visuals, well-known personalities such as Akon, R Kelly and soccer legend Alexandre Song are featured, adding weight to the life-saving importance of using mosquito nets.More than 20 top musicians, community leaders and athletes have so far participated in the programme, which aims to tackle the pandemic head on with simple, yet pithy messages.An initiative of Malaria No More and South Africa’s Lalela Project, it was launched in Senegal in 2010 but has since rolled out in Chad, Tanzania and Cameroon.On a continent where a child still dies from the disease every 45 seconds, NightWatch hopes to act as a consistent reminder to take action.The goal of the programme is to increase mosquito net usage, minimise the incidence of malaria and thereby bring down malaria deaths in Africa.Malaria No More aims to put a stop to all malaria deaths by 2015.The main thing is to change people’s mindsets and convince them to use the bed nets, says Richard Bona, Cameroonian musician. It is estimated that about 50% of households in sub-Saharan Africa now have at least one bed net.Since its inception in 2010, NightWatch has reached more than nine-million people.In August 2011 NightWatch-Cameroon was launched, along with a campaign which saw 8.6-million bed nets distributed throughout the country. It is Cameroon’s first-ever universal mosquito net campaign in partnership with various large corporations.One of these, ExxonMobil Corporation, is also sponsoring the Nightwatch-Cameroon broadcast.International recognitionLast year the NightWatch programme was recognised by the World Petroleum Council as the most outstanding project and innovation in the oil and gas sector in the Social Responsibility category. ExxonMobil received the award, which is only given every three years, at the 20th World Petroleum Congress in Doha, Qatar, on 5 December 2011.Considered to be one of the most prestigious in the petroleum sector, the award recognises private and public companies and institutions for outstanding projects or innovations. The organisation received over 100 submissions vying for recognition.Suzanne McCarron, president of the ExxonMobil Foundation, said the programme serves as a healthy reminder every night to millions of Africans that malaria is a preventable and treatable disease.The company has channelled more than $100-million (R776-million) into the global fight since 2000.Elsewhere on the continentA number of other organisations and individuals are taking the malaria epidemic on.Africa’s leading telecommunications provider MTN, has also entered the fray, targeting five-million of its subscribers with regular bed net reminders via a text message system.And in Ghana, confectionary giant Hershey’s is using its cocoa link mobile phone network to reach cocoa farmers in the country. Some 2 500 farmers receive regular malaria prevention messages warning them of the dangers of the disease and the related decrease in productivity which results from the illness.In Cameroon the Muna Foundation, working with several renowned African artists and Malaria No More, created a catchy anthem under the K.O. PALU (knock out malaria) campaign. The song is sung in a mix of English, French and ethnic dialects, urging urge locals to fight the disease by taking their medication, going to the hospital and sleeping under the treated mosquito nets.Since the beginning of 2011 more than 16-million Cameroonians have received the encouraging message.K.O.PALU started in August 2011 and aims to increase public awareness against malaria, especially through the distribution of impregnated bed-nets, a strategy with which South Africa’s own adventurer-explorer Kingsley Holgate has become synonymous.Holgate and his family have traversed the continent in their trusty Land-Rovers, handing out impregnated nets to hundreds of families. He is a staunch activist of the global United Against Malaria campaign.last_img read more

USDA report sends bullish signals

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Today’s report sent shock waves to the bear. Both corn and soybean stocks were bullish and below the average trade estimate. Two weeks ago the bears thought they were in control and more downside ahead. But, Mother Nature again proved who is boss. This was a market that seemed dead two weeks ago. It just goes to show how quickly things can change. Corn stocks were 108 million bushels below expected, soybean stocks 45 million bushels below expected.Corn acres were estimated at 88.897 million acres, and below trade estimates of 89.292 million acres. Soybean acres were estimated at 85.139 million acres, with the trade estimate at 85.17 million acresShortly after the report came out, a customer asked what the grain limits currently are.  Corn is 30 cents, soybeans 70 cents, with wheat at 40 cents.Just prior to the report corn and soybeans were down one cent, with wheat down four cents.  At 12:40 corn is up 22 cents, soybeans up 44 cents, and wheat is up 13 cents. We have heard there was a tremendous amount of old corn that was sold last week. One report said that some grain facilities had their biggest day of buying old corn since last fall’s harvest. Other reports indicated that last week was a record volume in buying grain from producers. It is estimated that the U.S. farmer at this date has sold 80% of 2014 corn and 90% of 2014 soybeans.This report day has captured plenty of attention the past two weeks. Much has been made about soybean acres not getting planted across the Midwest. Three weeks ago the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska were the states with the biggest amount of soybeans yet to plant. Fast forward to today, there are still five million acres of soybeans not planted in the US. Missouri is by far the biggest state of those four detailed above. Traders are looking for soybean acres to be 85.2 million acres, up from the March intentions at 84.6 million acres. The market will quickly dismiss the acres numbers for soybeans, especially given the weather of the past three weeks.  The USDA survey was done late May and early June, before all of the prolonged and frequent rains took place. USDA will not attempt to adjust those numbers with this report today. It is very likely that soybean acres will again have a survey, most likely for the August 12 USDA supply and demand report. However, do not look for all U.S. acres to have another survey done.  Reports we hear are suggesting that the wettest three states would be done for the resurvey. Nothing is official yet, but it would seem those states would be Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana.June 1st soybean stocks came in at 625 million bushels, 45 million bushels below the average trade estimate.  The lower than expected number was bullish and a surprise to the market. It adds validity to ideas that the 2014 soybean production may have been estimated too high. Soybean stocks as of June 1 were the most watched number going into the report. Traders estimated that number would be 670 million bushels. The range a week ago from the low estimate to the high estimate was 170 million bushels. That suggested lots of price volatility. Last night that range was down to 103 million bushels.Corn stocks came in at 4.447 billion bushels, 108 million bushels below trade estimates.  Corn is once again coming to life. With all of the bird flu concerns the past several months, many had thought that corn demand would be waning, and that could push corn stocks above trade estimates. That did not happen.Last night’s weekly crop condition report had both corn and soybean good and excellent totals declining from the previous week. The corn good and excellent totals were 68%, down from last week’s 71%.Wheat has seen a huge rally this past week, up about 80 cents. Harvest has begun in central and southern Ohio. Yields are ranging from high 60’s to nearly 90 bushels per acre. The forecast has rain chances for the next week.  The northern half has yet to get into wheat fields in a big way. We heard Williams county had six inches of rain.  It might be two weeks before harvest is fully underway if the rains take place this week. We are hearing central Ohio grain facilities quickly moving to two wheat discount schedules, one for milling quality, the other for feed quality.The acres numbers are quickly being dismissed. Weather returns to be the dominant feature. Hang on, we are in a full blown weather market. And, a wet weather one at that.last_img read more

The Heat Do as Much Damage in the Fourth Quarter as in

With just over five minutes left in Game 2 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals and the Miami Heat trailing by three, LeBron James threw a wild alley-oop attempt toward Dwyane Wade. The ball sailed 10 feet over Wade, off the backboard and into the hands of Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert. At that point, the win probability models at InPredictable gave the Heat just a 29 percent chance of winning.Then the Heat turned those probabilities inside out, outscoring the Pacers 15 to 8 in the last five minutes of the game; James and Wade scored all 15 points.Poof! After a frustrating fourth-quarter performance by Indiana, its home-court advantage was gone. The series is tied 1-1.Maybe we should have seen this coming; end-of-game struggles have been all too common for the Heat’s opponents in these playoffs. Through Tuesday night, the Heat have outscored their opponents by an average of 14.7 points per 100 possessions in the fourth quarter, the best mark by any team in the playoffs.Miami Heat Point Differential Per 100 PossessionsThe Heat’s differential by quarter was fairly even in the regular season, although there’s a tilt toward the second half. Miami has often gotten off to slow starts in the playoffs, but, more often than not, the Heat have finished by blowing teams apart down the final stretch. If we narrow the focus to those mystical “clutch” moments (less than five minutes left in the game, neither team ahead by more than five points) the Heat’s per 100 possession point differential jumps to a ludicrous +82.1 (of course, that’s in a sample of just 14 minutes, three of which came in Tuesday night’s game).Seeking matchups to exploit in the fourth quarter has been part of a consistent pattern in the Heat’s rotations. Nine different five-man units have played at least five or more fourth-quarter minutes for the Heat in the playoffs, compared with just four such units in the first quarter. Of those nine units, six have a positive point differential. Only one of those first-quarter units does.Case in point: In Game 2, guard Norris Cole and big man Chris Anderson gave the Heat a boost of energy and defensive intensity off the bench in the first half. Seeing how effective those two were early in this game, Erik Spoelstra, the Heat’s coach, left them in for almost the entire fourth quarter. The key stretch, when the Heat turned a four-point deficit into a six-point lead, came when Cole and Anderson were playing with James, Wade and Chris Bosh. That lineup had not played a single minute for the Heat in the playoffs before Game 2.The Pacers have shown they can compete with, and beat, the Heat. But doing that four times in a series will require much more in-game consistency, because on most nights the Heat are building toward something. read more

Derek Jeter And the Other Worst AllStar Starters of the Past 40

When the American League takes the field in Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game, Derek Jeter will walk out of the dugout to what is sure to be thunderous applause and take his familiar place at shortstop.That’s nothing new. Jeter, who plans to retire at the end of this season, has been named an All-Star 14 times in his storied career, starting the game at shortstop nine times. This year, though, he’s playing at nothing near an All-Star level. According to wins above replacement (WAR), Jeter has been one of the AL’s worst shortstops this season.It’s tough to get too worked up, though, about Jeter getting the starting nod — however undeserved — in the final All-Star Game of his career. Although Erick Aybar of the Los Angeles Angels almost certainly warranted the accolade instead, baseball has a long history of awarding statistically unjustified All-Star Game starts. Surprisingly, though, the worst All-Star starting bids (since 1974 — excluding 1981, due to the players’ strike — according to FanGraphs’ WAR through the end of June for the season in question) are not exclusively the realm of sentimental picks like Jeter:Forty-year-old Cal Ripken Jr.’s 2001 All-Star Game start was awarded purely out of legacy, and it’s been frequently compared to Jeter’s this week. Ripken, however, had the worst first half of any All-Star Game starter from the past four decades, having played much worse than Jeter has thus far in 2014. Ripken’s first-half triple-slash line in 2001 was .240/.270/.324 (good for a 56 Weighted Runs Created Plus); Jeter’s 2014 line is .272/.324/.322 (80 wRC+), despite playing in a more difficult offensive environment. Jeter may not be playing like a typical All-Star, but he hasn’t been as bad as Ripken was at the same age.Perhaps more interesting is the fact not all — or even most — ill-advised All-Star starting picks went to sentimental selections. Of the 50 worst starters listed above, there are more players under age 30 (18) than 35-or-older (16). For most of the prime-aged players who started the All-Star Game despite poor first halves, though, their presence can be explained by a good season the year prior. This phenomenon is fueled by baseball’s long-standing confusion over whether the All-Star Game is supposed to honor the players who played best in the first half of the season in question, those who played best since the previous All-Star Game, or simply the best players in general.Jeter falls into none of those three categories, but he will carry on the proud tradition of the legacy pick when he takes the field tonight. read more