REpower wins 350 MW wind contract from EDF EN Canada

first_img Linkedin Facebook By chloecox – Twitter Facebook TAGSEDF Installation of the current contract will take place in two phases. The first 150 MW will be installed in 2013, with the remaining 150 MW being installed in December 2014. REpower has won a contract from EDF EN Canada for 350 MW of wind power generation, marking the biggest contract in company history for REpower. 1.31.2013 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Earlier this month, EDF EN brought 300 MW of wind farms online in Quebec as part of a program to increase its installed capacity in the province to more than 1 GW by the end of 2015. CPV says it has developed 400+ MW of renewable capacity on former coal mines center_img Read more contracts and projects news Linkedin No posts to display REpower will provide 175 2 MW MM82 and MM92 turbines to EDF EN, which will go to the Riviere du Moulin wind farm in the Lac Pikauba and Ministuk territories. The deal is part of a 954 MW supply agreement between the companies, which was made in 2009. The agreement, which also included blade manufacturer LM Wind Power, comprised delivery of up to 954 MW or blades for up to 477 wind turbines for five wind projects in Quebec, Canada. Southern Power acquiring 118-MW Oklahoma wind project developed by Vestas’ NA unit Renewable project management firm Bradley acquired by Bureau Veritas Twitter REpower wins 350 MW wind contract from EDF EN Canada Previous articleGE to service natural gas-fired turbines in ChinaNext articleGE introduces wind turbine for low wind speeds chloecox RenewablesNew ProjectsWindlast_img read more

Faculty, Internal Medicine

first_imgPosting DetailsPosting NumberF00273PClassification TitleFacultyPosition TypeDisclaimerLiberty University’s hiring practices and EEO Statement are fullyin compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law createsan exception to the “religion” component of the employmentdiscrimination laws for religious organizations (includingeducational institutions), and permits them to give employmentpreference to members of their own religion. Liberty University isin that category.Position TitleFaculty, Internal MedicineDoes this position require driving?YesContactRobbin Wright, Carla JonesContact Phone Ext434-592-7657, 582-3437Contact [email protected], [email protected] Summary/Basic FunctionThe Faculty in the Department of Internal Medicine report to theChair of the Department and are responsible to demonstrateknowledge, skills, and expertise in their discipline that supportsthe biomedical or clinical sciences required for the educationalprocesses and procedures to train osteopathic medical students. TheFaculty will take actions that advance the mission, vision, goalsand values of the University and College, provide service to theuniversity and professional communities, and engage in innovativescholarship and research to advance medical knowledge. Depending onthe applicant’s qualifications and interests, additional duties maybe assigned. Faculty rank is determined at hiring.Minimum QualificationsEducation and Experience• Terminal degree (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or Medical DoctorDegree, PhD) with current Board Certification in appropriate areaof specialization if applicable.• Demonstrated leadership and productivity in the areas of clinicalor professional service, scholarly activity, medical research, oreducation.• Good standing with all regulatory and governmental boards andagencies, as applicable.• Eligible for coverage by college’s malpractice insurer ifapplicable.• Preferably, three (3) years’ academic experience as a full timefaculty member at a College of Osteopathic Medicine, College ofAllopathic Medicine, Academic Healthcare Center, or other doctorallevel allied health college, extensive experience in research orscholarly activity at a national recognized facility or as a fulltime faculty member in a Graduate Medical Education program.Preferred Qualifications• Terminal degree (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or Medical DoctorDegree, PhD) with current Board Certification in appropriate areaof specialization if applicable.• Demonstrated leadership and productivity in the areas of clinicalor professional service, scholarly activity, medical research, oreducation.• Good standing with all regulatory and governmental boards andagencies, as applicable.• Eligible for coverage by college’s malpractice insurer ifapplicable.• Preferably, three (3) years’ academic experience as a full timefaculty member at a College of Osteopathic Medicine, College ofAllopathic Medicine, Academic Healthcare Center, or other doctorallevel allied health college, extensive experience in research orscholarly activity at a national recognized facility or as a fulltime faculty member in a Graduate Medical Education program.Work Hours8:00 am to 5:00 pmPosting Date03/05/2021Special Instructions for ApplicantsQuicklinkhttps://jobs.liberty.edu/postings/31973Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterTranscriptsCurriculum VitaeTeaching PhilosophyPastoral Reference LetterAcademic/Professional Reference Letter 1Academic/Professional Reference Letter 2Unofficial Transcript 1Unofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Professional License(s)Optional DocumentsCareer Advancement Form (For Current LU Employees ONLY)Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).last_img read more

Darwin for economists

first_img Fact File “One century hence, if a roster of professional economists is asked to identify the intellectual father of their discipline, a majority will name Charles Darwin,” writes Robert H. Frank.  With that early assertion, the reader could expect this widely-known American professor either to spend the 256 pages of this book setting out a grand theory of economics, or to follow a more modest route, exploring how policymakers can use behavioural insights to nudge consumers to alter their behaviour. Frank takes a third route that is less grand theoretically but more ambitious politically. He pitches his argument directly in the centre of the political battle in the US, taking on the “movement libertarians” whose zealotry has made ‘tax’, ‘regulation’ and ‘government’ radioactive words. He closes by noting how climate change has become hostage to ideology – a reminder to Europeans of how important this US debate is to Europeans. With some crudeness, his argument can be assembled from the sub-title: “liberty, competition and the common good”. Individual economic liberty and competition lead to the optimal ‘common good’, doctrinaire libertarians argue, citing Adam Smith (with some distortion). Frank contends that they frequently produce a common good that is sub-optimal. Consider elephant seals, he says. Size helps males win mating rights, but their, well, elephantine size makes them easy prey for sharks. So too with deer. Antlers may win a buck his doe, but they make moving through forests harder and death more likely. Business advantage A similar search for comparative social and business advantage produces outsize wage packets for chief executives (and famous violinists), he argues. It also inflates the costs of housing and weddings. Often, everyone pays or suffers more: the rich, the poor and society as a whole. Or, to give another example, Republicans’ anti-tax mantra “it’s your money…” has rolled back taxes, meaning less investment in roads, which has harmed everyone. But how can Frank make headway against ideology? He seeks to fight open-minded libertarians on their own terms. He focuses on how one person’s gain can harm another person. How can a balance be struck? In seminar fashion, he returns to the same examples from many angles. He ends up looking for the most economically efficient ways to reconcile this tension. He advocates ‘willingness to pay’ as the guiding principle in efforts to resolve economic conflicts. He prefers taxes to regulation. And he concludes that a libertarian welfare state is feasible. If the battles and explorations seem, at times, rather specifically American, any reader conscious of the problems of, say, tax collection in southern Europe will have no difficulty in perceiving the resonances. Reading this book will also provide a useful counterpoint to EU discussions about fiscal austerity and the importance of solidarity in the EU budget. Whether you start on the left or the right, this book invites some re-thinking. The Darwin economy: liberty, competition and the common goodBy Robert H. Frank (256 pages) Princeton University Press €23last_img read more

‘Tahoe Tweezer’ Pianist Holly Bowling Announces Phishy NYC Performance

first_imgPianist Holly Bowling made headlines last year when she remarkably transcribed the entirety of Phish’s epic 36-plus minute “Tweezer” jam into a solo piano composition. Bowling won’t stop there, as she recently announced a debut album, and is now planning to perform at NYC’s The Cutting Room on August 18th. Tickets for the show are currently available via TicketWeb. Watch the video for the Tahoe “Tweezer” below:last_img

Monster Energy All-Star Race format 101

first_imgRELATED: All-Star Race to honor 1992 classic BUY TICKETS: See the All-Star Race in person at Charlotte &<span _rtetemp="spchk" style="background-color: #ffffaa;" _rtespchksugg="Lt|alt|ult|flt|let|lit|lat|lot|ltd|t">am</span>p;lt;/p> The 2017 Monster Energy All-Star Race will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first All-Star Race under the lights in 1992. That race signaled a new era that became a tradition for the fan-favorite event. Below is a breakdown of how the event will unfold and answers key questions on the format, eligibility and more. Programming info for the Monster Energy All-Star RaceWhen: Saturday, May 20, events start at 6 p.m. ET with the Monster Energy Open followed by the Monster Energy All-Star RaceWhere: Charlotte Motor SpeedwayTV: FS1Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radiocenter_img What is the format? The race will have stages of 20 laps, 20 laps, 20 laps and 10 laps for a total of 70 laps, run over four stages, as a nod to the 1992 race, which also had 70 laps. Only 10 cars will earn a spot in the final 10-lap segment.How does one advance to the 10-lap segment?The winners of the first three stages will lock up a spot in the final segment as long as they remain on the lead lap. The rest of the 10-driver field will be determined by the drivers with the best average finish in the first three segments. Yes, that means drivers will be eliminated from the race before the final stage.How is the starting lineup for the last segment determined?Cars are lined up by average finish of the first three stages with the best average finishing driver starting positioned first and the worst average finishing driver positioned 10th. Pit road is then open for an optional pit stop. The order off pit road sets the lineup for the final segment. Are there any strategy plays in this race? Great question. Yes, there are. Each team will be granted one set of softer tires to use at their discretion as part of the tires allocated for the race. A softer tire provides the car with more grip and thus, speed. There is a catch, though, as teams that choose to put on softer tires for the final stage must start behind those drivers that choose regular tires.RELATED: Sneak peek at ‘soft’ tiresHow does a driver qualify to be part of this event?Those eligible for the Monster Energy All-Star Race include drivers who have won a points event in either 2016 or 2017. Drivers who have won a previous Monster Energy All-Star Race and compete full time or drivers who have won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship and compete full time also are eligible for the event.Based on that criteria, these 15 drivers are already in the field (as of April 11): Chris Buescher, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman and Martin Truex Jr. How else can one make the field?The Monster Energy Open is back, and will take place on Saturday night prior to the All-Star Race. The Open, comprised of those full-time teams not already in the All-Star Race field, includes three stages: 20 laps, 20 laps and 10 laps. Each stage winner earns a spot in the All-Star Race.In addition, the Fan Vote returns, and the winner (excluding Open segment winners) also will make the field.How is the starting lineup for the race determined?Qualifying will be held Friday night and include a no-speed-limit, four-tire pit stop. Each team will have three timed laps, one of which will include the mandatory four-tire stop. The five quickest teams will advance to the final round of qualifying to determine starting positions one through five.What is the prize?No points are on the line, but the winner gets a cool $1,000,000.last_img read more

‘Teddy Clinic’ Treats Stuffed Animals to Ease Kids’ Fear of Hospitals

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreTeddy Beat Clinic, 2013 — Children’s Medical Center in DallasMedical students in Giessen, Germany, hosted a “Teddy Clinic” last week, dolling out free care to stuffed animals suffering from a range of imaginary illnesses.The clinic aimed to ease anxiety among children, an estimated 90 percent of whom have fears about hospitals and doctors, according to a 2009 study. It also gave med students the chance to work with kids and save the day by bringing their plush pals back from the brink.(READ more and SEE all the sweet photos at ABC News)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Panel examines gun control laws

first_imgSandra Froman, former president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), and Notre Dame political science associate professor Matthew Hall confronted the issue of gun control and Second Amendment interpretation in a panel discussion Tuesday afternoon. Froman said that the increased political dialogue over the Second Amendment has been hugely beneficial. “When I attended law school many years ago, we had a very thick red casebook,” Froman said. “And nowhere in the 1,400 or 1,500 pages was there any mention of the Second Amendment. Now, the authors of that casebook had the intellectual integrity to reprint the Bill of Rights in its integrity in the back, but there was no discussion of what it meant or any court cases about it. Things have changed.” While he agreed increased dialogue was positive, Hall said he took the opposite approach to interpreting the Second Amendment. “I’m going to try to convince you that when it comes to interpreting the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, we should adopt a traditional jurisprudential approach, rooted in the text, the original understanding and the Supreme Court precedent,” Hall said. There are many misconceptions surrounding gun regulations, including the availability of fully automatic firearms and gun show “loopholes,” Froman said. “It’s astonishing to me how intelligent, educated people can maintain a certain level of ignorance about the current state of firearms technology, policy, law and regulations, when the issues are so prominent in the media these days,” she said.Those misconceptions also extend to the purpose of the NRA, Froman said. “There are a lot of references to the NRA as a powerful gun lobby; what a lot of people who aren’t involved with the NRA and don’t know very much about the NRA don’t realize is that we are actually the foremost firearm safety and marksmanship training organization in the world,” she said. “That’s how we started, in 1871, that’s what we’re known for.” Hall focused more on addressing how the Second Amendment should be interpreted and said our “love affair” with guns hindered our ability to do so faithfully. “America loves guns; there’s no doubt about it,” he said. “We have almost 300 million guns in the U.S. — almost one for every man, woman and child in the United States — so when we sit down to try to read a constitutional text and apply that to gun control policy, love blinds us and sometimes, maybe we lose sight of those pesky principles like textualism and originalism.” “The Second Amendment is unique in constitutional clauses in that it explicitly tells us what its purpose is — we sometimes forget how unusual it is,” Hall said. “The First Amendment doesn’t have a preamble, telling us how important free speech is for democratic self-government. “We don’t get a little explanation of why we get most constitutional clauses and yet the framers of the Second Amendment seem to bend over backwards to write into the text the purpose of the Second Amendment: the preservation of a well-regulated militia.”Froman said the presidential election highlighted the differences between Democratic and Republican conceptions of what gun control should look like.“This recent presidential election presented a stark contrast between the Democrat candidate who openly called for registering not only firearms, but ammunition and argued for bans on commonly owned modern sporting rifles — which the media calls assault weapons — and called for a Supreme Court that would overthrow [District of Columbia v. Heller],” Froman said. District of Columbia v. Heller ruled to protect an individual’s “God-given” right to possess a firearm for lawful purposes, including self-defense.“The Republican candidate eschewed these overarching restrictions on firearms restrictions, was endorsed by the NRA and shocked the nation and embarrassed political commentators and pollsters everywhere by an unprecedented election victory,” Froman said. “The issues that have generated much controversy during the election, especially about firearms are continuing in the media today.” In his closing remarks, Hall said that given the restrictions on other rights in the constitution, gun ownership should come with stipulations.“Free speech isn’t absolute — why would gun ownership be absolute?” Hall said. On the future of gun control, Froman said she was supportive of President Donald Trump and his plans. “[Regarding] the election, there’s a new sheriff in town,” Froman said. “Whether you voted for Donald Trump or not, whether you like Donald Trump or not, he’s made it clear that he’s pro-Second Amendment.”Tags: Donald Trump, gun rights, second amendmentlast_img read more

Health officials say Port Arthur woman dies as a result of COVID-19

first_img This brings the total number of positive test results since testing began of Port Arthur residents to 763.Health officials said 70 local residents were released from quarantine between July 27-31.Please call the City of Port Arthur Health Department’s COVID line at 409-983-8880 for additional information and guidance on test sites.Port Arthur and Mid-County Fatality report:  (NOTE: Groves has not recorded any deaths due to COVID-19; date reflects the day local health officials reported the death.)April 6: Port Arthur white male, aged 45-50, had underlying conditions. Family identified victim as John Kirk Veillon, 47.April 18: Port Arthur African American female, aged 65-70, had underlying conditions.April 21: Port Arthur Hispanic male, aged 65-70, had underlying conditions.April 21: Nederland white female, aged 85-90, had underlying conditions.May 3: Port Arthur white male, aged 65-70, was previously reported as COVID-19 positive and had underlying conditions. Family identified victim as Chris Dwayne Stewts, 68.June 5: Port Arthur African American female, aged 80-85, underlying conditions not known.June 29: Port Arthur African American female, aged 60-65, underlying conditions not known.July 3: Port Arthur African American female, aged 85-90, underlying conditions not known.July 9: Nederland white female, aged 65-70, had underlying conditions.July 14: Port Arthur African American female, aged 50-55, had underlying conditions.July 15: Nederland white female, aged 60-65, had underlying conditions.July 17: Nederland white female, aged 80-85, had underlying conditions.July 20: Port Arthur African American male, aged 55-60, had underlying conditions.July 21: Port Arthur African American male, aged 60-65, had underlying conditions.July 27: Port Arthur African American female, aged 65-70, had underlying conditions.July 28: Port Neches White female, aged 70-75, had underlying conditions.July 29: Port Arthur African American male, aged 55-60, had underlying conditions.July 29: Port Arthur Hispanic male, aged 65-70, had underlying conditions.Aug. 5: Port Arthur White female, aged 80-84, had underlying conditions. A Port Arthur woman’s death was reported Wednesday by health officials, marking the city’s 15th coronavirus-related fatality of 2020.The City of Port Arthur Health Department identified the individual as a White female between 80 and 84 years old.It has been determined the individual had underlying health conditions, health officials said.Wednesday’s news follows a report from the Port Arthur Health Department, which indicated the city confirmed 16 additional Port Arthur residents tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.last_img read more

New 2XU female concept store

first_imgTo be located at 811 Burke Rd, the new 2XU Camberwell Run/Fitness concept store in Victoria, Australia, will open in mid October with a focus on female garments. The store shall offer an array of tights, singlets, tees, shorts, tanks, compression apparel, jackets, accessories and a brand new 2XU Support Bra line.Men haven’t been entirely forgotten, however. The new 2XU store will also stock a selection of best sellers from the brand’s acclaimed Men’s Run collection.In store, intelligent layout will facilitate easy navigation for shoppers and comfortable wear-testing thanks to spacious change rooms and highly trained Team 2XU Retail Staff to guide customers through their many options.Promising to deliver the ultimate apparel solution for female fitness fans of all shapes and sporting demands, 2XU engineers have spent the past 12 months refining the women’s Run/Fitness range to ‘achieve outstanding cuts, high performance fabrications, technical sport styling and form flattering design lines.’All garments utilize technical sports fabrics to ensure the wearer stays comfortable and confident. Tights, tanks and bras are engineered with 2XU’s new proprietary performance fabric – Power X – to ‘lift, support and enhance the female form like never before.’www.2xu.com Relatedlast_img read more

Helping to maximize tri sales: blueseventy UK is recruiting

first_imgAward-winning wetsuit manufacturer, blueseventy is recruiting. An opportunity exists to work in the company’s Sales and Events team, based in Bath and travelling to some of the most prestigious triathlon events in the UK and Europe.The Sales and Events position has responsibility for maximising triathlon sales by working alongside the existing Sales and Events Manager to support accounts, open new sales opportunities and attend various events.This position works closely with the entire blueseventy team, including the elite pool swimwear division, to create advertisements, plan sales promotions, design consumer communications and a variety of other duties including ‘working with some of the best triathletes on the planet’.Core tasks:Establish and maintain strong industry relationships, particularly with retailersDeliver excellent customer serviceHelp maintain a strong social media presenceAttend industry trade showsBe well connected with the triathlon world in order to keep up with current news and trendsFrequent travel for sales, staff education and triathlon eventsThe salary band is £20,000-£25,000 for ‘dynamic applicants with the right level of experience and passion’. To apply, send a covering letter and CV to teamuk[at]blueseventy.com by 09:00 GMT on 30 November 2015.Previous sales experience is highly desired, triathlon experience is preferable, and energy and creativity are essential.www.blueseventy.com Relatedlast_img read more