Amazon, Installing Biggest Solar Array in New Jersey, Advances on Its Renewables Target FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:Amazon is not fooling around when it comes to renewable energy. The company’s web services division has set a mandate to move to 100% renewable energy, a goal that it shares with fellow technology giants Apple, ebay, Facebook, Google and Microsoft. But the parent company has not been idle either, and in May Amazon announced that it would install up to 41 MW of solar on 15 fulfillment centers by the end of the year.Yesterday the company announced that one of these installations has come online, which also happens to be the largest rooftop PV plants in the state of New Jersey. Roughly 20,000 Hanwha Q-Cells PV modules are mounted on Panel Claw Polar Bear III racking on the roof of an Amazon warehouse in Carteret, New Jersey, across the water from Staten Island, for a total of 4.98 MW-AC.Sol Systems developed, built and financed the project, which is now owned by IGS, which in turn sells the electricity generated to Amazon for a combination of on-site usage and net metering, and began producing electricity earlier this month.Amazon was the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the United States in 2016, but most of this was wind. In April the company filed an legal brief supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s continued implementation of the Clean Power Plan, which the Trump Administration has moved to either abandon or make meaningless.Amazon puts online New Jersey’s largest rooftop solar installation
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that a flood-prone section of Nassau Expressway in the Five Towns will be rehabilitated sooner than expected and that the state would pour $130 million into the project.Nassau Expressway, also known as Route 878, runs from western Nassau County into Queens, carries 56,000 vehicles daily, and is a designated evacuation route for more than 400,000 people.The plan, which was borne out of post-Superstorm Sandy NY Rising discussions, calls for the beleaguered one-mile stretch to be elevated to mitigate flooding while improving upon existing drainage. Cuomo said the project would be fast-tracked to begin in 2019 as opposed to its original starting date of 2025.The governor was critical of past repairs, which he said were done “piecemeal,” and noted that the previous timeline was inadequate.“The problem is that I may be dead by 2025,” Cuomo said during an appearance at the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence on Sunday. “That’s a long time from now, and who wants to wait and put up with it until 2025?”Cuomo, who is fond of recalling his own experiences while highlighting the need for new projects, painted a nightmarish portrait of past trips along the parkway.“I lived in Hollis, Queens. I had a good friend for many years who lived in Inwood, so I would come down the Cross Island Parkway, come across Brookville Boulevard, which was an undertaking in and of itself,” Cuomo said. “That is like going over the mountains, when you go over Brookville Boulevard. You dodge the potholes and you’re going through a whole marsh area, you wait for a boat to float past as you go through Brookville Boulevard, and then you’d run the floods. It was like a road test for a vehicle, that’s what it was.”“Did you have the shocks to handle Brookville Boulevard, and then did you have the ground clearance to make it through the water on Burnside?” he continued. “So this is a situation that has gone on for way too long.”State Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) in a statement said the infusion of cash will “protect a vital piece of infrastructure—and the New Yorkers who rely on it—for decades to come.”Cuomo’s appearance also put him in the same room with indicted Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, who in October pleaded not guilty to federal bribery charges.The governor made light of the fact that the pair were in the same room together.“Normally when I’m with the County Executive, we’re in some kind of snowstorm, hurricane, Mother Nature wrath, never-happened-before-but-now-it’s-going-to-happen-to-us situation,” he said. “So to be with Ed when the sun is shining and it’s not raining is really nice and unusual. We are talking about flooding so it’s basically where we’ve been, but let’s give the County Executive a round of applause.”(Photo credit: New York Governor’s Office)
“To support the kind of programs that address mental health, substance abuse,” Delgado said. “These are the kind of things that our local governments are heavily invested in.” Congressman Delgado says state and local funding is going to be key. The bipartisan group is urging Congress to add funding for mental health, substance use disorder treatment and medical research in the next COVID-19 relief package. WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBNG) — Congressman Antonio Delgado joined 59 other members of Congress to urge Congress to prioritize mental health issues. The group is pushing for these issues to be in that package due to the stress and disruption caused by the pandemic. The bipartisan group says having mental and behavioral health support services is going to be a crucial component of recovering from the pandemic.
Synergy of tourist boards in action, not just on paper. Bravo for the tourist boards of the island of PagNovember 18, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: kkcykwsge.
The most important thing is that the directors of Pag’s island tourist boards agree and are a quality example of project associations that can only bring good to everyone – a satisfied guest who does not know or is interested in some imaginary boundaries, but the whole destination as the island of Pag. Such joint projects give us the wind in our sails because there are more of us with more ideas, and it is wonderful that our goal is the same: to promote our wonderful island of Pag, our moon island as an ideal destination for active vacation, points out the director of Pag Tourist Board Vesna Karavanic. Embrace of stone and wind “, a very attractive path was traced from the Pag gate to the top of Kiršin, there are also paths for Nordic walking. We have a different offer in each place and when we combine everything, we have an excellent and attractive tourist product. This project Pag Outdoor Summer Weekend is the beginning of the signing of the Agreement on long-term development of Outdoor tourism on the island of Pag, which was approved by the Ministry of Tourism and we are all happy about it.”. And that the synergy is not only on paper, the proof is Pag Outdoor Summer Weekend !. Trainings are adapted to age groups with carefully selected concepts that will be offered by coaches and are adapted to current conditions with regard to the current situation. All participants pay a registration fee in order to have complete control and security at the trainings and records of members. “Five years ago, we started the Life on Mars, Pag Island Trail, meanwhile developed miles of new trails along the island, educated guides, organized a series of races, gained long-term sports partners such as Run Croatia, Kissa, Trekking League, extended before and post-season and jointly involve other tourist stakeholders of the destination. It is time to discover all the faces and backs of the lunar island of Pag this summer and choose an active stay in nature.”, Rizner pointed out. In the island’s tourist boards, they are satisfied with joint projects, especially this year when almost all events have been canceled, but opportunities have been opened for an ideal active vacation for which the island of Pag has phenomenal prerequisites. Synergy of tourist boards in action, not just on paper The tourist boards of the island of Pag continue to work together on joint projects during this year’s tourist season. Bravo, bravo and bravo for the tourist boards of the island of Pag on the synergy and joint program that is certainly the motive for coming, and perfectly positions the entire island of Pag as a destination for active vacation. The next step should be one promotional platform for the entire island of Pag. Currently, the tourist community certainly has its own website as well as social networks, which is not effective in the domain of branding one destination – the island of Pag. This is especially pronounced in this case because it is an island. Likewise, this does not a priori mean that tourist boards should be shut down, it is a matter of market decision and other discussion, but outwardly they should act as one brand. Five years ago, people in Croatia laughed at him when he suggested that a running race be held on Zrće, and today the island of Pag is the first island in Croatia to have sports activities throughout the summer. ”In one day, only one sport can be held in one place on the island. In this way, active tourists are encouraged to explore the island, they are encouraged to take a dynamic vacation. This means that on Sundays Mandre have a run, and Pag kayak, Metajna SUP…. Run Croatia has provided a registration platform on which tourists register for training for 70kn. For that money, they get refreshments after training in local gastronomic centers, such as Boškinac or Na Tale. In this way, the gastronomic exploration of the island with autochthonous quality refreshments is encouraged. Records are also kept of who and where trained, so that in time in the event of COVID can react”Points out Berislav Sokač from Run Croatia. By the way, the Run Croatia platform is one of, if not the best, racing platform in the world. World, and ours. COVID19 closed festivals, so the usual summer party destination had to be quickly and deftly reoriented into a sports-recreational or active holiday destination. Thus, on weekends during July and August, a handful of sports events will be organized throughout the island such as cycling, Nordic walking, trail, sea kayaking, SUP (windsurfing), windsurfing, running, walking, quad riding ( Program active summer on the island of Pag – Pag Outdoor Summer Weekend! This time it’s about a project Pag Outdoor Summer Weekend i.e. the concept of active weeks to be held with licensed and experienced trainers in various forms of active tourism. Irena Trcol, director of TZM Stara Novalja pointed out that the Pag Outdoor Summer Weekend project was created for their island, which is so different, and yet unique that they can offer each guest a rich selection of outdoor activities. From the program itself you can see how many organized activities are offered with licensed guides so that everyone will choose something for themselves and spend, we believe, an unforgettable vacation on our island.” Namely, it was signed on the island of Pag last month Agreement on project association of local tourist boards on the island of Pag. It can be said that this is a historic moment in which all the island’s tourist boards have signed such a multi-year joint project for the first time, which is important for tourism and quality offer of the entire island of Pag. “The island of Pag has a specific shape with many bays, fields, karst, freshwater lakes, ancient olive groves. Povljana is surrounded by stone karst, along a fertile field, near the lake and separated from the main island road and has ideal areas for sports activities such as Nordic walking. running, cycling, and due to westerly winds it is extremely suitable for surfing, sailing”, Said Neven Tičić, director of the Tourist Board of Povljana and concluded:” That is the reason why we got involved in the project, hoping that as soon as possible the sports component will gain in importance on our beautiful and contrasting island. ” This facilitates communication, positioning and branding of the entire island of Pag as one tourist destination. That Pag is natural. We’re talking about an island. Tourism does not know the borders, especially our city, municipal or county. That is why branding of tourist regions is important. Kristina Alaburić from the Kissa Association and Berislav Sokač from Run Croatia devised the concept of active weekends on the island of Pag, which include 6 sports (running, cycling, Nordic walking, SUP, kayaking, mountaineering). He is of the same opinion Sara Čemeljić, director of TZO Kolan which emphasizes that this is the beginning of recognizing the island of Pag as a sports island. “Given that the island of Pag is known for its many gastronomic events, this is a unique project that reveals all the diversity of the island, with an emphasis on sports activities. We believe that this is the beginning of recognizing the island of Pag as a sports island, where every guest eager for recreation can find something, it was a sport on land or in the sea and introducing guests to many undiscovered beautiesSaid Čemeljić. Pag Outdoor Summer Weekend is a logical continuation of the cooperation of all communities of the island and arrives at the right time, when safety and the factor of the natural environment is first on the list of priorities of today’s guests, he points out. Marina Rizner, director of the Tourist Board of the City of Novalja and adds that taking into account the growing trend of outdoor activities, reduced number of races this year, and the desire for them, the specific lunar natural environment of Pag combined with sun and sea and excellent transport links, lead to the island of Pag. Author of photos: Posada Agency
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The controversial claim was made by Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko following a meeting with Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo in Semarang on Thursday.Moeldoko conveyed his skepticism regarding the number of fatalities declared to have been caused by or linked to the coronavirus disease, claiming that a “redefinition” should be in order to avoid loopholes that could be exploited to the benefit of certain parties.“Not all deaths are caused by COVID-19,” he said. “This needs to be clarified. Don’t let this benefit those who seek profit from the [medical] definition.”Ganjar supported Moeldoko’s claim, saying that false COVID-19 diagnoses had been made in Central Java.“Such a thing has happened in Central Java. There were people diagnosed for COVID-19 and then died before their test results came back,” he said.“It turned out that their test results came back negative. It was unfortunate, […] we need to address this issue.” (rfa) Furthermore, the bold claim, as it was not supported by any data or evidence, could help create a misleading narrative that cast hospitals in an unfavorable light, he added.Instead of making tone-deaf statements, Kuntjoro encouraged the government to make constructive criticism and to bolster its support of hospitals.“PERSI […] is open to collaboration with other stakeholders to improve the healthcare system, including COVID-19 treatment,” he said.Read also: COVID-19 deaths ‘redefinition’ prompts pushback – National Topics : The Indonesian Hospital Association (PERSI) has expressed dismay over the government’s suggestion that some health facilities across the country had used COVID-19 diagnoses for profit, noting that it would only further erode public trust in the country’s healthcare system amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.PERSI chairman Kuntjoro Adi Purjanto said such a statement could only serve to stigmatize health workers’ sincere efforts to treat coronavirus patients and prevent further deaths as the pandemic continues unabated.“[The claim] could massively influence public trust in hospitals and betray health workers’ unwavering dedication,” he said in a written statement issued on Sunday, as quoted by kompas.com.
Advertisement Comment Unai Emery sends Arsenal squad Manchester United reminder ahead of Newcastle clash Arsenal moved to within a point of third placed Spurs before the international break (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has reminded his Arsenal squad they must replicate the intensity they showcased in their recent win over Manchester United if they are to fulfil their objectives between now and the end of the season.The Gunners moved to within a solitary point of third placed Tottenham before the international break after inflicting a first league defeat on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, prior to overturning a 3-1 first leg deficit against Rennes to qualify for the Europa League quarter finals.A clutch of youngsters and senior first team stars not selected by their countries flew to Dubai last week for a warm weather training camp which culminated in a 3-2 friendly win over Al-Nasr on Tuesday.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Metro Sport ReporterThursday 28 Mar 2019 1:42 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link341Shares Denis Suarez made his first Arsenal start in the win over Al Nasr (Picture: Getty)‘Each match is our next objective and we think game by game. The next game is at home with our supporters against Newcastle, so it’s up to us to enjoy each match with the possibility of finding the three points.‘Afterwards, the second way of [qualifying for the Champions League] is through the Europa League.‘We can play for one title and then also to take another way to reach the Champions League. We are in a good moment in good confidence, and also in a good moment physically.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Alexandre Lacazette scored in Tuesday’s win over Al Nasr (Picture: Reuters)Arsenal are back in Premier League action on Monday night against Newcastle, and Emery admits his side cannot afford to take Rafa Benitez’s resurgent outfit lightly.ADVERTISEMENT‘It’s our objective but we know that we have to wait,’ said Emery after the win at the Al-Maktoum stadium when asked about the race for the top four.‘We are working and being competitive each match. Now, in these next eight matches, we need to play with a lot of personality like we did against Manchester United.‘We know it’s going to be difficult because we are surrounded by other big teams but I think we are working very well and we are taking confidence to have chances in the last matches. Advertisement
The Monomaran Crewtender- Endurance class NG2727 will be delivered to Coastwise in December next year and will sail under the name of COS Master. “In close collaboration with marine architect Fred van Dorresteijn (VDD Design, Dordrecht), Next Generation Shipyards succeeded in translating our basic principles into an unparalleled vessel design,” said Douwe van den Berg from Coastwise. According to the parties, the new vessel combines the stability of a catamaran with the speed and fuel efficiency of a monohull. SeaZip Offshore Service will be responsible for the commercial management of the vessel. The 27m long aluminium vessel has room for 30 persons, can carry a load of 15 to 22t, and will be fitted with a deck crane. Its cruising speed is 27kn. “The design provides the stability of a traditional catamaran and the speed and fuel efficiency of a monohull, which implies ultimate comfort combined with the best possible performance. Absolutely the best of both worlds.” Source: SeaZip Offshore Service The contract signed on 27 August is said to include options for three other vessels. Coastwise Offshore Services and Next Generation Shipyards have signed a contract to build a new type of service vessel for the offshore wind market.
ILOILO City –A Philippine Army soldier from Tapaz, Capiz was found infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to Major Alexander Zapanta, chief medical doctor of the 3rd Infantry Division (3ID). Before he went home, the 23-year-old soldier, according to Zapanta, visited the Victoriano Luna General Hospital in Quezon City for a supposed surgery in June but there was no available schedule. Major Cenon Pancito III, 3ID spokesperson, confirmed that the eight soldiers were tested negative. It was on July 22 when he visited a private hospital for a surgery, where he was first subjected to reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test as part of the requirements. Zapanta said the Army trooper, with the rank Private First Class, was asymptomatic and confined at the Roxas City Memorial Hospital. “Despite the result, these eight soldiers are still in the facility to finish their quarantine period,” said Pancito./PN The result came out on July 30. Eight of his colleagues who came in contact with the infected solider have been isolated in a 3ID quarantine facility after undergoing rapid antibody test. “After learning that he was infected with the virus, we took him from his house in Tapaz and brought him to the hospital,” said Zapanta. On July 10, he went to the headquarters of his mother unit 62nd Infantry Battalion in Isabela, Negros Occidental to follow up his loan.
Mrs. Judith Dora (Prechtel) Jackson, age 67, of East Enterprise, Indiana, entered this life on July 6, 1949 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the loving daughter of, Hilbert William and Margaret Alice (Riter) Prechtel. She was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio where she was a 1967 graduate of Hughes High School. Judy was united in marriage on July 1, 1967, in Falmouth, Kentucky, to Benny Jackson and to this union arrived a son, Joseph and a daughter, Heidi to bless their home. Benny and Judy shared 49 loving years of marriage together until her death. Judy and Benny owned and operated the Bear Branch General Store in Bear Branch, Indiana and the Hog Wash Laundry Mat in East Enterprise, Indiana. Judy was a member of the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay, Indiana. Judy and Benny resided in the East Enterprise community for 40 years. She was a wonderful homemaker and will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends. Judy passed away at 1:50 pm, Thursday, July 7, 2016, at her residence in East Enterprise, Indiana.Judy will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 49 years: Benny Jackson of East Enterprise, IN; her son: Joseph Jackson and his wife: Juanita of East Enterprise, IN; her daughter: Heidi Casey of East Enterprise, IN; her grandchildren: Dylan and Cheyenne Casey of East Enterprise, IN; her mother: Margaret Alice (Riter) Prechtel of West Harrison, OH; her sister: Janice Elsen of West Harrison, OH and her several nieces, nephews and other relativesShe was preceded in death by her father: Hilbert Prechtel.Funeral services will be conducted Monday, July 11, 2016, at 1:00 pm, by Bro. David and Bro. Harold Jackson at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Madison, Indiana.Friends may call 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Monday, July 11, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Mia Michelle Jackson Fund % James Earl Jackson. Cards are available at the funeral home.