Chinese companies take aim at Japan’s growing battery storage market

first_imgChinese companies take aim at Japan’s growing battery storage market FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Nikkei Asian Review:Chinese energy companies are making a push into Japan’s storage battery market, expanding their reach in the renewable energy sector after establishing dominance in solar panels.China’s electric car leader, BYD, will start selling storage batteries for factories and power plants in 2021, while CATL ‒ the world leader in vehicle batteries ‒ plans to offer low-cost storage batteries for residences and businesses starting next year.Chinese companies have come to claim 70% of the global solar panel market, including a 50% share in former leader Japan. Now, noting an increasing need among Japanese households to store spare energy they generate, players from China are moving to fill that need as well. The resulting competition is likely to lower prices, spurring demand further.BYD plans to sell stationary units using its lithium-ion battery technology. The company is expanding its reach in stationary batteries at home as well as in markets like the U.S., claiming a roughly 10% global share in the sector behind South Korean players like Samsung SDI and LG Chem.CATL, or Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd., has teamed with Japanese solar power equipment builder Next Energy & Resources on storage batteries for Japan’s market, aiming to sell the products for about 50% cheaper than competitors.Fellow Chinese companies Trina Solar — the world’s No. 3 player in solar panels — and 10th-place Suntech Power aim to move into the Japanese stationary battery market as well.More: China’s BYD and CATL eye Japanese storage battery marketlast_img read more

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Spain, U.S. Want Latin America To Assume New “Global” Role

first_imgBy Dialogo February 02, 2010 Spain and the United States agreed on the need for Latin America to assume a role of “global interlocutor” to participate in overcoming problems like the economic crisis and confronting challenges like climate change. The Spanish secretary of state for Ibero-America, Juan Pablo de Laiglesia and Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela met in Madrid. The two officials particularly discussed issues like the humanitarian situation in earthquake-stricken Haiti and the political crisis in Honduras, as well as cooperation between the United States and the European Union on Latin America. De Laiglesia took advantage of the meeting to explain to his U.S. colleague “the objectives Spain hopes to achieve during its six-month EU presidency,” he said in an interview with Efe once the meeting had concluded. “We found full agreement that Latin America is a global actor who must be recognized as such and that we have to recognize that role in the solution of problems on the global agenda,” De Laiglesia said. He emphasized that the exchange of views with Valenzuela was “extremely fruitful and constructive,” and he announced that Spain and the United States have the intention “not only to continue it but to provide it with a more solid institutional structure via the constitution of working groups on specific questions.” The first of those issues will be development aid to Latin America, he said. De Laiglesia emphasized that the various efforts among Spain, the EU and the United States will “always be recognizing the leadership” of the Latin American countries themselves “in setting objectives and mechanisms for that cooperation.” Regarding Haiti, De Laiglesia said that he had discussed with Valenzuela “the need and the urgency of refining all the mechanisms of coordination to ensure efficacious help in attending to the emergency, but also in the area of reconstruction and support plans in the medium and long terms” to overcome the devastation of the Jan. 12 earthquake, which left more than 170,000 people dead and some 1.5 million homeless. Honduras was another central issue in the conversation between Valenzuela and De Laiglesia, the latter of whom expressed the stance of Spain and the EU with regard to the crisis sparked by last June’s coup against Honduran President Mel Zelaya. “The assumption of the presidency by (Porfirio) Lobo and the resolution of the totally unacceptable situation that President Zelaya was in imply the creation of a scenario in which it becomes possible to contemplate a recovery of normality in relations between Honduras and the rest of the Ibero-American and global community,” said De Laiglesia.last_img read more

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Mineola Landlord Settles Discrimination Lawsuit for $165K

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Mineola landlord agreed to pay $165,000 to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit in which two nonprofit organizations found evidence of favoritism toward whites inquiring about rentals while denying housing to African American applicants—and quoting them higher rents.LLR Realty LLC also agreed to pay attorneys fees and costs to plaintiffs regarding rentals at the 75-unit Town House Apartments at 225 First St. The landlord agreed to implement non-discrimination policies to as part of the settlement, as well.“We brought this case because we had compelling evidence of racial discrimination and African Americans cannot be denied housing choice based on race,” Elaine Gross, president of ERASE Racism, said in a statement. “While many people would like to believe that this type of housing discrimination is no longer an issue, it is a shame that the burden falls on a small number of concerned organizations, like ERASE Racism, to document the discrimination and use the courts to stop it.”The suit was filed after four “testers” sent by ERASE Racism and the Fair Housing Justice Center inquired about a one-bedroom apartment at the building from August to October 2012. On multiple occasions, the African American testers experienced “troubling and significant discrepancies” between their response and the welcoming response experienced by white testers, according to the suit.The lawsuit, filed by the two nonprofits on behalf of four plaintiffs, alleges that LLR Realty violated federal and county fair housing laws by maintaining that the apartment in question was not available for rent or inspection only to the African American testers. They were also allegedly quoted higher rent or denied the apartment due to their race.According to the complaint, an African American man sent to the town house on Sept. 10, 2012 was told there were no one-bedroom apartments available at the time, but “there might be one next month on the third floor” for a monthly rate of $1,725. A white “tester” sent four hours later made the same inquiry and was shown a vacant one-bedroom apartment that was available for $1,675, according to the complaint.In a previous interview with the Press, Gross said that she would use settlement funds on programs that could help stem the tide of future discrimination.“We try to avoid going to court because it takes so much time and is so expensive. Why spend that money on attorneys when we want them to get going with the particular remedies we’ve been putting forward,” she said. “It’s not all about the money, but we do want them to feel some financial pain from doing this. We hope it will deter them—and hopefully deter others, from doing this again.”According to the settlement, LLR Realty will not be able to rent apartments until available units are advertised on Craigslist—and email a copy to ERASE Racism on the same day the listing is posted. Also, all LLR Reality employees are mandated to attend fair housing training programs conducted by either FHJC or ERASE Racism.The settlement grants ERASE Racism the power to examine records to help ensure compliance until the year 2017, and it also requires that HUD Equal Housing Opportunity notices be posted at the property.LLR Reality, however, denies any discrimination that violates federal or county fair housing laws.This settlement comes on the heels of two other Fair Housing Act violations in Garden City and Oyster Bay.last_img read more

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Orioly and Rentlio organize a meetup: GDPR in tourism – so what now?

first_imgOrioly and Rentlio organize a meetup for all tourism workers in Croatia – GDPR in tourism – and what now?GDPR (General Regulation on Personal Data Protection) in tourism is a very current topic that raises many important issues, and which relate to the way you run your business. The goal of the meetup is to find out all the details that bother you and how exactly you should align the GDPR with your business. Stjepan Perko, CEO of lolongo doo, who has been dealing with the GDPR since the first proposal of the Regulation in 2012, will talk about the regulations.”In order to find out everything that interests tourism stakeholders about the new regulations, we made a questionnaire through which we collected over a hundred questions, which were asked by employees in the tourism industry, so we can conclude that there are great concerns about aligning business with new European regulations.”Points out Barbara Črgar from Orioly.In addition to the GDPR, we will discuss two other topics, which are:1. How to sell trips and activities easier?2. How much time can software save in the operational business of tourism facilities?The upcoming GDPR meetup in tourism — and what now ?, will be held on April 23, at 17:00 PM, at the Technology Park Zagreb (Avenija Dubrovnik 15, Zagreb). Seats are limited and you can apply HERE.Related news:MARTINA ŠEPIĆ RUMIN, MAILPLUS ADRIA: GDPR IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF SUBSCRIBERS ‘DATABASES WHICH WILL FINALLY RESULT IN GREATER SUCCESS OF THE EMAIL MARKETING CAMPAIGNGENERAL REGULATION ON THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA (GDPR) IN RELATION TO HOSTS IN FAMILY ACCOMMODATION&lt;/p&gt;<br />
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Cops did right thing with rabid raccoon

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Now it all makes sense. I listened with a open mind when I heard that the Ravena Coeymans Police Department had run over a raccoon. The response was immediate that the police were barbarians who should be put away forever.I tried for two days to tell a different story of a rabid raccoon, and guess what? There’s not one TV station that wants to hear it because it doesn’t fit in with their agenda.I was chased down our road a while back by a rabid raccoon (which this one turned out to be). I was running for my life when more than four cars drove by and swerved around the raccoon while I was running to avoid being bit by it. Not one person stopped to help me out or took care of that raccoon. Well, my hats are off to those police who did the right thing.If you have never been in contact with, or been chased by, a rabid animal, then your opinion in this case is worthless. The fear and the reality that you will have to go through so many shots to avoid rabies is beyond belief. But as usual, the police are always in the wrong by all the people who have nothing better to do than to tweet and Facebook their lack of understanding. I say thanks to the police in all ways.Denise CrisciScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

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Lebanon risks disappearing without new government, reforms: French foreign minister

first_imgIn the immediate aftermath of the Aug. 4 blast that destroyed whole neighborhoods, killed more than 180 people and made 250,000 homeless, President Emmanuel Macron rushed to Beirut hoping to use the leverage of international reconstruction aid to persuade Lebanon’s factions to choose a new administration led by individuals untainted by corruption and backed by foreign donors.However, progress has been slow with some diplomats increasingly frustrated over the situation.Macron will return to Beirut on Sept. 1.”It’s for the Lebanese authorities to assume their responsibilities. They are trained and competent, but they have made a consensus among themselves for inaction and that’s no longer possible. The president told them that when he went on Aug. 6 and will repeat it when he is in Beirut on Tuesday,” Le Drian said.  Topics : France’s foreign minister said on Thursday that Lebanon risked disappearing due to the inaction of its political elite who needed to quickly implement a new government to implement crucial reforms for the country.”The international community will not sign a blank check if the they [Lebanese authorities] don’t put in place the reforms. They must do it quickly… because the risk today is the disappearance of Lebanon,” Jean-Yves Le Drian told RTL radio.France has been leading diplomatic efforts for almost two years to persuade Lebanon to push through reforms and secure foreign aid needed to offset a financial meltdown.last_img read more

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Reopening Phase Orders Updated to Include 12 Additional Counties Moving to Green on June 12

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Reopening Phase Orders Updated to Include 12 Additional Counties Moving to Green on June 12 June 11, 2020center_img Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today signed amended green phase orders for the 12 counties moving to green at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow, June 12. The counties include Adams, Beaver, Carbon, Columbia, Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, Northumberland, Union, Wayne, Wyoming and York.With these orders effective at 12:01 a.m., tomorrow there will be 46 counties in green and 21 counties in yellow.Gov. Wolf’s Process to Reopen Pennsylvania includes details of each phase of reopening.Yellow PhaseAs regions or counties move into the yellow phase, some restrictions on work and social interaction will ease while others, such as closures of schools, gyms, and other indoor recreation centers, hair and nail salons, as well as limitations around large gatherings, remain in place.The purpose of this phase is to begin to power back up the economy while keeping a close eye on the public health data to ensure the spread of disease remains contained to the greatest extent possible.Work and Congregate Setting RestrictionsTelework Must Continue Where FeasibleBusinesses with In-Person Operations Must Follow Business and Building Safety OrdersChild Care May Open Complying with GuidanceCongregate Care and Prison Restrictions in PlaceSchools may provide in-person instruction only in accordance with Department of Education guidanceSocial RestrictionsStay-at-Home Order Lifted for Aggressive MitigationLarge Gatherings of More than 25 ProhibitedMasks Are Required When Entering a BusinessIn-Person Retail Allowable, Curbside and Delivery PreferableIndoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Facilities and Personal Care Services (such as gyms, spas, hair salons, nail salons and other entities that provide massage therapy), and all Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters) Remain ClosedRestaurants and Bars May Open Outdoor Dining, in Addition to Carry-Out and DeliveryGreen PhaseAfter a county transitions to the yellow phase, we closely monitor for increased risk, such as significant outbreaks. If overall risk remains mitigated for 14 days, we transition the county to the green phase.The green phase eases most restrictions by lifting the stay-at-home and business closure orders to allow the economy to strategically reopen while continuing to prioritize public health.While this phase facilitates a return to a “new normal,” it is equally important to continue to monitor public health indicators and adjust orders and restrictions as necessary to ensure the spread of disease remains at a minimum.Work and Congregate Settings RestrictionsContinued Telework Strongly EncouragedBusinesses with In-Person Operations Must Follow Updated Business and Building Safety RequirementsAll Businesses Operating at 50% Occupancy in the Yellow Phase May Increase to 75% OccupancyChild Care May Open Complying with GuidanceCongregate Care Restrictions in PlacePrison and Hospital Restrictions Determined by Individual FacilitiesSchools Subject to CDC and Commonwealth GuidanceSocial RestrictionsLarge Gatherings of More Than 250 ProhibitedMasks Are Required When Entering a BusinessRestaurants and Bars Open at 50% OccupancyPersonal Care Services (including hair salons and barbershops) Open at 50% Occupancy and by Appointment OnlyIndoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Facilities, and Personal Care Services (such as gyms and spas) Open at 50% Occupancy with Appointments Strongly EncouragedAll Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters, and shopping malls) Open at 50% OccupancyConstruction Activity May Return to Full Capacity with Continued Implementation of ProtocolsThe latest business guidance, including outdoor recreation guidance, can be found here.Preliminary sports guidance can be found here.Summer camp guidance can be found here.The Governor’s amended green phase order can be found here.The Secretary of Health’s amended green phase order can be found here.Ver esta página en español.last_img read more

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Bidding started at $3.5 million for this penthouse. Where did it end?

first_img1001/8 Duporth Ave, MaroochydoreCOMPETITION was fierce for a Sunshine Coast penthouse which sold under the hammer on the weekend for $4.45 million.There were five bidders registered and actively pursuing the unit at 1001/8 Duporth Ave, Maroochydore.Five bidders wanted to be able to enjoy this view every day.Bidding started at a strong $3.5 million for penthouse which was listed through Karen Jones of Next Property Group.A crowd of more than 50 people watched the action as two local buyers and three Brisbane-based buyers competed for the prized home.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoThe views from the penthouse are amazing.A local buyer, who made the opening bid, won out on the day.For the big price tag, the winning bidder secured the apartment in the Aurora building, which has 360 degree views which encompass, river, ocean and hinterland.1001/8 Duporth Ave, Maroochydore.The penthouse covers two floors of the building and has 700sq m of floor space. There are floor to ceiling windows and a large balcony plus entertainment areas including a roof top garden with a six person jacuzzi.1001/8 Duporth Avenue MaroochydoreThere is a separate media room, games room with bar facilities and a private steam room.The main living and dining area has two-storey high ceilings and there is an office with private access from the lift.last_img read more

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Parasite movie house is stunning

first_imgPromotional picture of house of Park family from Parasite movie. Source: Instagram/parasitemovie.Parasite just blitzed the competition to win four Oscars including the coveted Best Picture gong – and 60 per cent of it is based in this amazing built-for-purpose house.MORE: Country home for under $400KRichlister Tony Quinn’s apartment for saleHow to push through the ‘goat’s cheese curtain’Promotional picture of house of filming of Parasite inside the purpose-built home. Source: Instagram/parasitemovie.The playroom of the Park family from the Parasite movie. Source: Instagram/parasitemovie.Film director Bong Joon Ho – who has walked away with Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Picture at the Oscars – based the biggest chunk of his “tragicomedy” in a house that was specially built for the movie.His goal was to show that “for people of different circumstances to live together in the same space is not easy”, he said in a statement on the movie.“It is increasingly the case in this sad world that humane relationships based on coexistence or symbiosis cannot hold, and one group is pushed into a parasitic relationship with another.”The space was designed around ensuring cameras and crew could operate easily. Source: Instagram/parasitemovie.Beautiful open shelving from the Parasite movie. Source: Instagram/parasitemovie.Dubbed a “pitch-black modern fairytale”, the movie involve the Park family members who are rich and the Kim Family who definitely are not.“Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity … The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ new-found comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out,.”The majority of the movie is shot in the Park’s sleek modern home, built on a parking lot to accommodate cameras and film crew.The design is around boxes. Source: Instagram/parasitemovie.A large glass window instead of a TV from the Parasite movie. Source: Instagram/parasitemovie.“More than 60 per cent of the film takes place within the Park family home, a lavish building which is supposed to be designed by a famous architect in the film.”“An extensive open set captures the visual contrast between the gleaming, well-designed surfaces of the house and the earthy tones of the semi-basement.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoA press statement said two different worlds were created through production design to depict this.“The spaces in which Parasite takes place are intimately connected with the overall themes of the work,” it said.Mr Bong used “a combination of location shooting and an open set” to create “a unique and convincing space in which to launch the film”.Sleek concrete and opulent metals in the Park home. Source: Instagram/parasitemovie.Part of it takes place outside and in “the squalid semibasement flat where the main protagonists live”. That home “is located within a community that represents the struggling classes”.“To further emphasise the distance between the two worlds, the road between the two is portrayed as a winding series of stairways linking the elevated, rich community of the Parks and the working-class neighbourhood below.”“In the midst of such a world, who can point their finger at a struggling family, locked in a fight for survival, and call them parasites? It’s not that they were parasites from the start. They are our neighbours, friends and colleagues, who have merely been pushed to the edge of a precipice,” a Neon statement said.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:19Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:19 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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9 students at Commerce City middle school taken to hospital after ingesting marijuana edibles

first_imgFox News Denver 9 March 2020Family First Comment: The consequences of legalisation “ “It’s important that kids know that not everyone is using marijuana. Oftentimes, children think, ‘Everyone’s doing it, so I should too.’”Eleven middle school students at Adams City Middle School in Commerce City consumed THC on Monday, sparking a criminal investigation, officials said. Most of the students were sent to a hospital.A spokesman for Adams 14 School District said the affected students were disoriented and vomiting. School officials called for emergency services shortly before 2:30 p.m. Monday.Eleven students consumed what officials describe as marijuana-infused candy.Nine of the 11 students were put on ambulances and taken to a hospital for observation. Two were well enough to be released to their parents.“No one was, at any time, in any life-threatening danger,” said district spokesman John Poynton.Experts say youth THC use remains flat. But for children who do use marijuana, surveys show more are turning to edibles.“When you take high-THC marijuana-concentrated oil and you combine that with candy, you’re asking for trouble,” said Henny Lasley with Smart Colorado.Smart Colorado is an advocacy group for children. It was created following marijuana legalization in Colorado.READ MORE: https://kdvr.com/news/local/8-students-at-commerce-city-middle-school-taken-to-hospital-after-ingesting-unknown-substance/last_img read more

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