Eos Energy Storage announces orders for 1.5GWh of battery projects in Texas, California FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:This summer, we’ve seen developments in non-lithium-ion battery chemistries — including a forecast where lithium-iron-phosphate becomes the predominant chemistry and millions in funding for the commercialization of metal hydrogen batteries. Now, zinc hybrid cathode technology is entering the mix, with Eos Energy Storage announcing orders for more than 1.5 GWh of projects.As part of the Texas battery boom, Eos has entered into an agreement to supply 1 GWh of standalone battery energy storage systems to International Electric Power, in projects connected to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid.Under the terms of the agreement, Eos will manufacture, design and deliver multiple battery energy storage projects to the grid starting in the third quarter of 2021. Since the agreement is in its infancy, the final number of projects and their locations have not been decided upon yet, though it does appear that these will be standalone storage projects.The fun doesn’t stop in Texas, however, as Eos has also entered into an agreement with Carson Hybrid Energy Storage (CHES) to supply the company with 500 MWh of battery energy storage systems for the California power grid.According to Eos, the long duration battery solutions will be used “in parallel with existing power generation and substation architecture to store renewable energy generated capacity, and to provide power quality and better resilience.” This would imply that, unlike the Texas projects, these installations may be paired with generation stations, like solar facilities. A recent Berkeley Labs presentation showed the California Independent System Operator solar queue having a battery attachment rate for solar projects of 67%.[Tom Sylvia]More: Eos announces 1.5 GWh of zinc battery storage projects across Texas and California
Moore said: “He’s probably the best five-furlong horse in England and Ireland. He was back to his best today. If he gets a hard pace to run at he’s about the best there is.” Lynam added: “Ryan said he was super today. Unlike his trainer, he is improving with age. He’s very honest – too honest – and Ryan loved him today. “We’re looking forward to another good season. If he gets three things – his ground, that he’s bouncing out of his skin, and that Ryan Moore rides – he’ll go to the Temple Stakes. If not, then he’s off to the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot.” Kingsgate Native’s effort delighted his trainer Robert Cowell, who said: “He’s nine years old and showing no signs of stopping. “He looked a bit burly today but the plan was to have him ready to defend his title in the Temple Stakes. I don’t think he’ll be going to Royal Ascot anyway.” Press Association Sole Power recorded back-to-back-victories in the Pearl Bloodstock Palace House Stakes at Newmarket with another classy display. Ryan Moore brought Eddie Lynam’s dual Group One winner to lead inside the final furlong after Justineo and Stepper Point had made the running in this Group Three five-furlong dash. Despite having to be switched right for a clear run at a vital stage, the 9-4 favourite found a terrific turn of foot and got home by half a length from Kingsgate Native, who was also second 12 months ago. Hot Streak was another head away in third.
Evander, still the only four-time world heavyweight champion, unified both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions in a career that included 44 wins and 29 knockouts.And Elijah looked like a chip off the old block when he showcased a punishing running style in rushing for more than 1,000 yards as a junior at Georgia last year. Let’s GOOOOOOOO! @atlutdA post shared by Elijah Holyfield (@_eholy) on Dec 8, 2018 at 4:59pm PSTThat system may have prepared Holyfield for the on-field aspect of the NFL, but, by his own admission, he has had to learn to cope with the added off-field scrutiny.A disappointing 40-yard dash time of 4.78 seconds at the NFL Combine raised concerns over a lack of breakaway speed — though that was not evident at college — and Holyfield has had to try and shut out the subsequent negativity.”I’ve faced a lot of criticism over the last couple of months,” he admitted.”It’s just trying to block everybody out. It’s easier to block it out when you’re playing on a team — it’s criticism on a team so you can get with your teammates and take it all together and bounce back together.”Now it’s you individually at this point. You don’t really have anyone to lean on as far as somebody going through the exact same thing as you.”I’ve talked to some of my old teammates that have been through this process. I’ve spoken to my parents, but I feel like it’s something that you really have to get through on your own because no matter what anybody says, if you’re still reading the stuff and you let it get to you, you can’t help them. View this post on Instagram “Always being respectful off the field.”However, like most sportsmen, the Holyfields have a different mindset when it comes to approaching their chosen discipline. Related News NFL Draft 2019: Jets ‘determined’ to trade No. 3 overall pick, report says View this post on Instagram Told you I’m real and I’m in it.A post shared by Elijah Holyfield (@_eholy) on Dec 23, 2018 at 9:34am PST”When it’s time for showtime, he was probably the meanest man in the world,” Elijah said of his dad. “I think I learned some of the stuff that I am now from him.”It is on the gridiron, rather than in the ring, that running back Elijah Holyfield hopes to establish his own legacy.Though he fought in both taekwondo and boxing as a youngster, the NFL was his true passion and former Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson was his idol.Holyfield enrolled at Georgia in 2016 but had to bide his time for two years while future NFL backs Sony Michel and Nick Chubb were on the roster.With Rams star Todd Gurley, an MVP candidate last season, having also come through the same system, Georgia has established a reputation for producing fine NFL backs — a tradition Holyfield is keen to continue.”I think it’s a mindset,” he said.”We’re all labeled as one thing when we come in. By the time we move out we become complete backs because you compete with guys who are better at certain things than you.”There’s no running back at Georgia that’s the best at everything so you have to always continue to work on a different part of your game and by the time you leave you’re a full-rounded back. I think the competition helps a lot.” Elijah Holyfield’s dad may have been an undisputed boxing world champion at two weight classes, but it is the lessons Evander taught his son away from sport that most resonate with the NFL hopeful.”It’s the way you carry yourself in public and stuff like that,” Elijah Holyfield told Omnisport. NFL Draft 2019: Bryce Love’s knee injury reportedly raising red flags for teams “You have to have an understanding of yourself and become mentally strong and move past that.”Ultimately, though, as his dad will no doubt tell him, it is actions that speak louder than words, and Elijah Holyfield will only get a chance to silence the naysayers once he sets foot on an NFL field.”I wish the draft was yesterday,” he said. “I do not like waiting like this. I’m ready to see what happens.”
Expert riders compete in the B.Grimm – BMW Thai Polo Open 2020.The much-anticipated grand charity equestrian event, B.Grimm – BMW Thai Polo Open 2020 to win the HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Cup, finally concluded. The search for 2020’s winner was held by B.Grimm, led by Dr. Harald Link, president of B.Grimm who is also president of the Thailand Equestrian Federation, along with Nantinee Tanner, the federation’s vice president for the 15th consecutive year. The final event was held 18 January 2020 at Thai Polo and Equestrian Club Pattaya. Nunthinee Tanner, Founder, Thai Polo and Equestrian Club. Spicing things up even further, organisers award Duangjai Phoin for Best Hat and Praewpreeya Chumsai Na Ayutthaya for Best Dress. Famous celebrities attended the B.Grimm – BMW Thai Polo Open 2020. Caroline Link. From left: Duangjai Phoin, Praewpreeya Chumsai Na Ayutthaya, Thitipong Lorprasert, Pannita Snidvongs Na Ayutthaya and Juntamon Yampundhu. BMW Thai Polo Open 20201 of 30 Stomping Divots. Wanphen Sakdatorn and Wanphen Sakdatorn. Tang Polo Team is crowned champions of the B.Grimm – BMW Thai Polo Open 2020. Waraporn Siriboonma, Naphalai Areesorn and Wanphen Sakdatorn. Thitipong Lorprasert and Pannita Snidvongs Na Ayutthaya. The star-studded event was filled with colors, fun and joy from a string of elite guests. Some of Thailand’s top celebrities graced the charity gathering. Among them were Mark Thawin P. Seawtong, Pawee Somprasong, Jirapa Lakasanawisit, Yuwapa Banyongrakkul, Dr. Nattapat-Suppanat Meenchai, Praewpreeya Chumsai Na Ayutthaya, Duangjai Po-in, and Jantamon Yampan to name a few.This event featured an exciting competition between the Thai Polo Team (shown here) and 1003 Polo Team from China, the former winning 7-3.Besides the exciting polo match, the event also had activities and charity booths that included performances by Wat Suthiwararam School’s marching band, show jumping, feeding and riding miniature horses, and fun games to win prizes for a good cause.Before the final match commenced, the spectators and celebrity guests witnessed a polo match tradition that has been carried on for centuries, called Stomping Divots. Horses pranced and stomped on the field to smoothen and harden the ground, while sophisticatedly dressed guests cheerfully conversed and greeted each other before the match started.Dr. Harald Link, president of the B.Grimm Group and the Thailand Equestrian Federation, congratulates the Show Jumping winners.Highlights of the event also include best dress awards for ladies. Walking away with the Best Hat Award this year was Praewpreeya Chumsai Na Ayutthaya, while Duangjai Po-in wowed the crowd with her stunning outfit which won the Best Dress Award.The event culminated in mesmerizing fireworks and an exclusive barbecue dinner accompanied by soothing live music. The event concluded with smiles of happiness and victorious moments of the polo players and the guests who came together to support this charitable cause.Famous celebrities attend the B.Grimm – BMW Thai Polo Open 2020.Dr. Harald Link, president of B.Grimm Group and the Thailand Equestrian Federation.BMW Thailand sponsors the BMW-B.Grimm Thai Polo Open 2020. Tang Polo takes on Thai polo in the B.Grimm – BMW Thai Polo Open 2020. Mark Thawin P Seawtong. From Left: Kom Sevatasai, Nunthinee Tanner, Founder, Thai Polo and Equestrian Club, Pammy Simaprasertm, Sasinun Lochaya, Tipaporn Ajanant, and Vasavat Wattanasirisombat. The match for third place followed when La Familia defeated the Malaysian Royal Pahang team. Grimm – BMW Thai Polo Open 2020 is considered the most prestigious charity event that kicks start the season. Held annually, the event is hosted by Dr. Harald Link at one of Asia’s highest standard polo fields. This year, the four finalists included Thai Polo from Thailand, La Familia from Malaysia, Royal Pahang from Malaysia, and Tang Polo from China, each earning a spot after a series of selection competitions in mid-January.At the final event, Tang Polo from China beat Thai Polo from Thailand 8 to 7, and won the prestigious winner’s cup from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The third and fourth runners up were La Familia and Royal Pahang from Malaysia respectively.Not only is Grimm – BMW Thai Polo Open 2020 a competition at the highest level of polo in Thailand, featuring teams from an international pool of contenders, it is also a charity event that raises funds for the Chitralada Technology Institute. Dr. Natthapat, Sopit, and Suphanat Minchaiynunt. Pongsakorn Chanchaisrisakul and Yen Wang. Yuwapa Banyongrakkul, Dr. Yin Win Thu, and Mathurada Kongkabpan. The Thai Polo team readies for play in the B.Grimm – BMW Thai Polo Open 2020. BMW Thailand sponsors the BMW-B.Grimm Thai Polo Open 2020. Pammy Simaprasertm, Bunnaporn Eiamamornpan, Wee Marr and Siriyos Devahasdin Na Ayudhya. Lukkana Peetrangsee and Kanyapat Pukasab. Dr. Harald Link, president of B.Grimm Group and the Thailand Equestrian Federation congratulate the Show Jumping winner. Thai Polo earned the runner-up trophy. The game is on! Jirapa Laksabawisit and Pavee Somprasong. Lee and Pattharapol Puengboonpra. Siriya Jitpimolmard and Waraporn Siriboonma. Naphalai Areesorn (center) poses for a photo with Best Hat winner Duangjai Phoin (left) and Best Dress winner Praewpreeya Chumsai Na Ayutthaya (right). From Left: Dr. Yin Win Thu, Lukkana Peetrangsee, Waraporn Siriboonma, Yuwapa Banyongrakkul and Kanyapat Pukasab.
Maryland forward Bruno Fernando (23) drives past Iowa guard Connor McCaffery during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in Iowa City, Iowa. Maryland won 66-65. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa play-by-play announcer Gary Dolphin, who was suspended last week for likening Maryland’s Bruno Fernando to “King Kong” during a game, will be reinstated after the end of the season.Hawkeye Sports Properties, the multimedia rights manager for the Hawkeyes, announced on Wednesday that Dolphin will return to cover Iowa’s spring football practice. Dolphin, who has been with Iowa since 1996, will be the Hawkeyes’ football and men’s basketball announcer again starting next season.Late in a 66-65 home loss to Maryland, Dolphin said that Fernando, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound African-American who was born in Angola, “was King Kong at the end of the game.”It was the second suspension for Dolphin this season. He sat out two games after being caught on an open microphone criticizing Iowa guard Maishe Dailey in a win over Pittsburgh in late November.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Earlier this month the team traveled to the Lower Mainland where they took part in the BCIHL University Showcase. The Saints beat both Trinity Western and the University of Victoria, but fell 4-3 to SFU in an entertaining game that was decided in a shootout.“The showcase gave us a good opportunity to get a focused look at where we are at this point in the season,” says Heaven.“All three games featured excellent hockey and our guys showed that we can win on any given night. There were also a lot of scouts in the stands taking a look at how our players might fit into another program once they graduate from Selkirk College. Our guys certainly gave them something to think about.”The trio of Dallas Calvin, Jamie Vlanich and Ryan Edwards continue to lead the way offensively for the Saints. All three West Kootenay-raised forwards are in the top-five of league scoring, but Heaven says the team’s depth is what stands out.“It’s fun to watch these young men perform on the ice,” says Heaven.“But championship teams are not built with one line or three individual players. It’s a luxury as a coach to be able to roll four lines and know that every single player has the ability to make an important contribution each time they are out there. Most importantly, our play in our own zone has been developing well, we are fortunate to have such a strong defensive core and great goaltending.”Trinity Western currently sits third in the league, but are last season’s defending regular season champions. Heaven expects an entertaining game on Friday night.“When we played them earlier this month, it was a great battle,” says Heaven.“They have one of the top goaltenders in the league [Silas Matthy] who is able to withstand our constant attack on offence. It took a powerplay goal by Ashton McLeod midway through the third period to get the win. I’m expecting another great game and this will be an important test as we make our way to the playoffs.”The BCIHL post-season begins on the March 11-13 weekend. Friday night’s game at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre begins at 7 p.m. The Selkirk College Saints pursuit of a fourth straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title begins in earnest Friday against the Trinity Western Spartans.With the second semester of play underway, the three-time defending league champions begin a string of five straight home games at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre where they hope to get a firm grasp on the top seed heading into the post-season.“This team certainly has what it takes to become champions once again,” says Saints head coach Brent Heaven.“There’s still plenty of work to be done and we are going to get better, but we have put ourselves in a great position to compete with any team in this league.”The Saints currently sit one point back of Simon Fraser University (SFU) for first place in the BCIHL standings.The team is coming off a big 7-3 Saturday night win against Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington where the powerplay got hot with five goals on seven opportunities.
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or videos on a mobile devicePHOENIX — Major League Baseball’s August 31 waiver deadline created intrigue, suspense and above all, a massive amount of confusion.Most San Francisco Giants fans (and most beat writers) couldn’t explain the intricacies of the late-summer waiver deadline, but everyone knows the impact Cody Ross had after the club acquired him following the July 31 non-waiver deadline in 2010.The Giants placed a waiver …
Gordhan said that he and Marcus had agreed that an ongoing assessment, discussion and commentary about the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy by analysts and those in the public, was constructive for the emergence of “social consensus” in this area in the long run. The government has no plans to fix the rand to a pre-determined exchange rate, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said in his maiden Budget speech in Parliament, Cape Town on Wednesday, adding that the Reserve Bank would continue to pursue an inflation target of between 3% and 6%. 17 February 2010 He pointed out that long-term measures to make the rand more competitive included ensuring a lower wage inflation, running lower budget deficits, building larger reserves and developing a “more flexible and dynamic economy”. “[South African Reserve Bank] Governor [Gill] Marcus and I have agreed that monetary policy should be conducted in a consistent and transparent manner within a flexible inflation targeting framework,” Gordhan said, adding that the Reserve Bank would take a more central role in ensuring financial stability. Stimulating investment Turning to the rand, Gordhan said: “We agreed that we need a stable and competitive real exchange rate, though in today’s world this cannot be translated into a straightforward fixed price of the rand.” The interest rate is currently at 7%, while CPI inflation declined from a peak of 13.6% in August 2008 to 6.3% in December last year, as petrol prices fell and food prices moderated. This in turn stimulates investment, employment and competitiveness, particularly among exporters and those industries relying on imports. “We have therefore agreed with the Reserve Bank that we will continue to take steps to counter the volatility of the exchange rate and to lean against the wind during periods of rapid capital inflows, including reserve accumulation and further exchange control reform.” While a low inflation rate can help guard the living standards of the poor, the government argues that a lower and stable rate of inflation reduces the long-term cost of borrowing and provides confidence about the future. ‘Stable, competitive, real exchange rate’ He said the government was concerned that rapid capital inflows that may be required to sustain investment spending have the unintended consequence of appreciating the currency. Source: BuaNews
Infraco is tasked to improve broadband connectivity across South Africa. (Image: Bongani Nkosi) David Smith, Infraco’s CEO, said they want to become a top broadband wholesaler. (Image: Broadband Infraco) MEDIA CONTACTS • Fahim Mohamed Company Secretary Broadband Infraco +27 11 235 1760 RELATED ARTICLES • Main One boosts Africa’s broadband • Eassy to go live soon • Broadband boost as Eassy hits SA • Wacs cable gets the green light Bongani NkosiBroadband Infraco, the state-owned ICT enterprise formed in 2006, will introduce its long-awaited internet services to the South African market in November 2010.“We’re launching our broadband capacity network,” said Infraco’s account manager Charmaine Fredericks in an interview on the sidelines of the My Broadband conference in Midrand on 20 October.The parastatal will now have access to an approximately 12 125km fibre-optic cable and other telecommunications infrastructure, which have been used exclusively by Neotel over the past four years.The infrastructure is owned by the government due to it being laid by state-owned enterprises Eskom and Transtel. It has since been transferred to Infraco, but Infraco couldn’t use it as Neotel was the sole licensee.“We’ve had the network for the last four years, but we couldn’t operate on it. We got our operational licence last year from Icasa,” said Fredericks.“Neotel’s role as the network’s sole custodian comes to an end soon and that’s why we’re launching. We can now go commercial and bring customers on board,” she added.Infraco has been improving the network’s infrastructure over the last four years, while Neotel has maintained the existing system, according to Fredericks.The infrastructure initially offered 2.5 gigabits per second bandwidth speed, but it’s been upgraded to offer 10 gigabits per second.The network’s services now also cover the border areas of South Africa. “The network is quite a lot bigger than what we had when Neotel started,” said Fredericks.A new connection ring has been included, meaning “when one ring fails, we connect to another so that traffic is not disturbed”.“There’s a lot that we’ve done in the past five years to prepare us for our day of launch,” Fredericks added.The Department of Public Enterprises owns 74% of the national broadband utility, while the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) owns the other 26%. The IDC is also a state entity.Open-access wholesalerAs a broadband wholesaler, Infraco will not offer services directly to end-user customers, but rather to internet service providers. “Our aim is to be the wholesale provider of choice to our customers,” CEO David Smith said at the My Broadband conference.It’s an open-access service provider which will enable the government to offer nation-wide connectivity at a lower cost and lead to investments in building the country’s long-distance fibre-optic networks.Infraco’s primary mandate is to get providers to cover areas in South Africa that are currently not served or underserved. “We want to become a carrier of carriers,” said Fredericks.It has set up a number of broadband Points of Presence (POPs) across the country, which are now connected to the national network. The POPs include various small towns and rural areas like Ermelo, Mahamba Border, Beit Bridge, Newcastle, Onseepkans and Zimbane.According to Fredericks, the government has identified 37 such places where connectivity must be fast-tracked. “We will provide connectivity from the closest POP in that underserved area.“Then we’ll be looking for partnerships with internet service providers, like Internet Solutions or iBurst, to service the areas,” Fredericks said.“We are trying to get as many providers as possible into the network, so that connectivity prices can come down,” she added.West African cable systemBroadband Infraco’s network services will receive a major boost when the West Africa Cable System (WACS) it has invested in comes on stream.WACS will land in Yzerfontein along the Western Cape coast and is expected to go live by July 2011.The much-anticipated marine cable will connect South Africa directly with the UK, and will have landing stations in Portugal and along the coastlines of various West African countries.“WACS will be massive. Major operators like MTN and Vodacom have also invested in WACS,” Fredericks said.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka sees his future at Crystal Palaceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAaron Wan-Bissaka insists he sees his future at Crystal Palace.Looking to the next challenge, away to league champions Manchester City, Wan-Bissaka is upbeat.“It’s the same as other games, it makes no difference to me. I just play my game, put the effort in and work hard. I know I’ll learn something from [playing versus Leroy Sane et al], to help me in the future. They’re smart players, we’ve got to be smart as well. We’ll look to gamble, as they look to take their chances.”Asked about 2019, Wan-Bissaka sees his future at Palace. “My aim is to keep my position, and to keep improving.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say