7th Annual HERO Walk & Inaugural 5K Run in Ocean City, NJ on…

first_imgJoin Us for the 7th Annual HERO Walk & Inaugural 5K Run in Ocean City, NJ  on Sunday, October 29, 2017Registration starts at 8:30AM at the Civic Center at 6th Street and the Boardwalk  Run starts at 9:30AM | Walk starts at 11AMStudents $15 to walk | $20 to run Adults $25 to walk | $35 to runYou can register for the 5K Walk/Run as an individual, join or create a team, or make a donation! If you sign up as a Runner, you may join the HERO Walk at no additional charge.Click “Register Now” to get started by completing the signup form. You will then have the option to join or create a team, donate or share your fundraising page. Sponsorship opportunities are also available!Register Now Become a Sponsor Make a Donationlast_img read more

Norway’s Statkraft buys Solarcentury and company’s 6GW project portfolio

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:Norwegian renewables giant Statkraft is to acquire UK-headquartered solar developer Solarcentury, taking on a 6GW global portfolio in doing so.The deal, struck at a purchase price of £117.7 million, will see Statkraft take on a pipeline of utility-scale solar projects in markets including Spain, Chile, Italy, Greece, France, the Netherlands and the UK.Statkraft has maintained a target of developing at least 8GW of wind and solar by 2025, and the company said the acquisition – which also marked the renewables giant’s “renewed commitment to solar power” – will also play a major role in reaching that target.The company also added that Solarcentury’s geographical footprint matched that of Statkraft’s existing development portfolio and market operations. Furthermore, Statkraft said the deal would make the company a leading developer within Europe’s solar market, with the potential to become world-leading.Under the terms of the deal, Statkraft is to acquire 100% of shares in Solarcentury Holdings and its subsidiaries, buying out existing shareholders including Scottish Equity Partners, VantagePoint Capital Partners, Zouk Capital and Grupo Ecos. The deal remains subject to regulatory and competition approvals but is expected to be completed by the end of the year.[Liam Stoker]More: Statkraft to acquire Solarcentury, adding 6GW to global solar portfolio Norway’s Statkraft buys Solarcentury and company’s 6GW project portfoliolast_img read more

Indonesian mission prioritizes citizen safety as France extends COVID-19 lockdown

first_imgCitizen protection is now the main focus of the Indonesian Embassy in Paris as the French government extended its confinement rules until next month to slow the spread of COVID-19.The nationwide lockdown to limit people’s mobility, in place since last month, has been extended until May 11 as France looks to build on the progress it has made in slowing down the virus spread.Indonesian Ambassador to France Arrmanatha Nasir said on Tuesday that protecting Indonesian citizens had been the main focus of the mission since the early outbreak of COVID-19 in the country. “The embassy’s hotline, website and social media are being fully utilized. We have also intensified our communication by using video conference platforms to monitor their condition and accommodate their needs,” Arrmanatha said.The embassy — collaborating with the PPI — has delivered personal protective equipment to those in need amid a scarcity of such equipment in Paris. It has also tried to obtain supplies of such equipment from outside France.The envoys also intensified their coordination with other groups of Indonesians, especially the elderly and other vulnerable citizens.So far, the embassy had helped 151 Indonesian crewmen get home after the cruise ships they had been working on stopped operations in France, the statement said.As of Tuesday, France has reported 137,877 cases of coronavirus with 14,967 deaths, according to data compiled by John Hopkins University.The Indonesian embassy said France’s containment rules had improved the situation. Although the tally of confirmed cases was still increasing, the growth rate had slowed down.Indonesia has reported no deaths of citizens in France. According to the embassy, Indonesians who have tested positive in France are currently in good condition, and some are starting self-quarantine and individual treatment.At least 373 Indonesians have tested positive abroad, with 15 cases ending in death, according to Foreign Ministry data from Tuesday.Topics : He said the Indonesian Embassy in Paris continued to operate even when other foreign missions had shut their offices, as it wanted to ensure that Indonesians in France get all the assistance they needed.“As per the direction from the Indonesian Foreign Minister [Retno LP Marsudi], protecting citizens amid the COVID-19 pandemic and France’s confinement policy have been the main focus of Indonesian diplomats in Paris,” Arrmanatha said in a statement on Tuesday.The embassy has been intensifying its coordination and communication with the Indonesian diaspora through multiple channels, such as Indonesian communities and the Indonesian Students Association (PPI) in France.Arrmanatha said he had been leading the coordination every day through various mechanisms, aside from providing updates about COVID-19.last_img read more

Ref A S Malik delighted to officiate at AFCON

first_imgGhanaian referee A S Malik says he is happy with his progression after being selected to be part of the officiating team at the upcoming Nations Cup in South Africa.He was selected by the Confederation of African Football after successfully passing a cooper test held in Cairo last month.He is among the list of 21 assistant referees for the tournament which begins on January 19.The Tamale-based official who officiated at the 2011 under 20 Championship in South Africa in an interview with JOY Sports noted that, his hard work over the years has paid off.“I felt very great because every referee or whoever finds himself in his endeavour tries hard to climb to the top, so being a referee and aspire to climb high I feel great that I was selected”, said referee Malik“This is my maiden Nations Cup and it clearly tells me that my efforts over the years both on the local and international scene is recognized”last_img read more