FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Kyiv Post:Chinese company PowerChina and Ukrainian WindFarm have signed a contract on building a wind power station with a capacity of 800 megawatt[s] in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk Oblast, near towns Manhush and Nikolske.It will become the biggest wind farm in Europe if offshore wind farms aren’t counted, reads the WindFarm’s statement published on Oct. 30. The project will cost at least $1 billion.When built, the wind farm will sell its power for the market price, meaning that, unlike all other renewable power producers, PowerChina and WindFarm won’t be selling their electricity to the state for above-market prices — through the country’s green tariff, WindFarm deputy director Aleksandr Charun told the Kyiv Post. Currently, Ukraine has the highest tariff for renewable power in Europe.According to Charun, WindFarm does all the paperwork, while PowerChina is in charge of constructing the wind farm. At the moment, the WindFarm is submitting the documents for the project. Once the paperwork is done, the company will sign an agreement with state-run power company Ukrenergo and connect to its networks.Renewable energy sources, including wind and solar power and excluding hydropower, secure only 8.1% of the total electricity generated in Ukraine, according to the Energy Ministry of Ukraine.[Liza Semko]More: Chinese firm to build $1 billion wind farm in Ukraine PowerChina, WindFarm move forward with 800MW, $1 billion wind project in Ukraine
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Billy Mitchell has regained his title as the “King of Kong.”The Weston resident had his Donkey Kong and Pac-Man records reinstated by Guinness World Records on Thursday, two years after they were taken away, due to allegations that he cheated.“In the light of compelling new evidence received by Guinness World Records, the Records Management Team has decided to reverse decisions made in April 2018 in regards to videogame high scores achieved by Billy Mitchell between 1982 and 2010,” Guinness said in a news release.The reinstated records include the first perfect score in Pac-Man, which Mitchell achieved in in July 1999, in addition to four Donkey Kong high scores recorded in 1982, 2005, 2007 and 2010.“Yes, it was devastating, to think that you could have all that and somebody could simply come up and rob you of it,” Mitchell said in an interview with Miami television station WPLG.He was featured in the 2007 documentary, “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.”The cheating accusations questioned whether Mitchell had used emulation software instead of the original video game hardware to set records.Twin Galaxies, the company that tracks video game world records, removed Mitchell’s scores, banned him from submitting results in the future, and notified Guinness in April of 2018.Mitchell denied the claims and appealed Guinness’ initial ruling that disqualified his scores.Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records, says the appeal process included reexamining evidence and soliciting new eyewitness testimony.“In the end, we found that there just wasn’t sufficient evidence to support the disqualification across the board,” Glenday explains in a video message posted on Guinness’ YouTube page.
The team promoted Zach Kleiman to executive vice president of basketball operations and gave him control of decision-making while installing Jaxon Wexler as team president. “In order to put our team on the path to sustainable success, it was necessary to change our approach to basketball operations,” owner Robert Pera said in a release. “I look forward to a reenergized front office and fresh approach to Memphis Grizzlies basketball under new leadership, while retaining the identity and values that have distinguished our team.” Related News Chris Wallace, about 5 hours ago, when asked about his status as Grizzlies GM and his relationship with Robert Pera:”I’m very comfortable here and comfortable working with him and really not worried about my situation at all.”— Mark Giannotto (@mgiannotto) April 11, 2019Apparently he should have been. Wallace, who spent 10 years as GM of the Celtics, joined the Grizzlies in 2007 and has had varying degrees of control over basketball operations since then. Bickerstaff, 40, took over in Memphis after David Fizdale was fired in November 2017 and went 48-97 as Memphis’ coach. The Grizzlies posted an 11-win improvement this season, to 33-49, but that obviously wasn’t enough for Pera. Hours after Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace told the media he expected J.B. Bickerstaff to return next season, the franchise fired its coach and demoted the GM. The Grizzlies announced Thursday afternoon that Bickerstaff had been fired and Wallace’s responsibilities had been “reallocated” to allow him to focus on player scouting. Kings fire coach Dave Joerger after 39-win season Earlier in the day, Wallace had met with reporters in Memphis and expressed optimism about the future of the franchise, including Bickerstaff. “J.B. and his staff did a great job keeping everybody together and improving both individually and team-wise down the stretch,” he said, according to the Commercial Appeal. Wallace added that when it came to his own job, he was “not really worried about my situation at all.”
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Shortly after he was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump issued an order freezing federal regulations still in the rulemaking process and delaying for 60 days beyond their effective date those that recently took effect.Among the regulations put on hold are two of particular concern to livestock organizations: the Farm Fair Practices Rules and the organic livestock and poultry rule.The National Pork Producers Council wants the rules, issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to be rescinded. One of the regulations in the Farm Fair Practices Rules — also known as the GIPSA Rule (after USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration) — would broaden the scope of the Packers and Stockyards Act (PSA) of 1921 related to the use of “unfair, unjustly discriminatory or deceptive practices” and “undue or unreasonable preferences or advantages.”Specifically, it would deem such actions inherent violations of federal law even if they didn’t harm competition or cause competitive injury, prerequisites for winning PSA cases. NPPC and other livestock groups are concerned that the regulation would restrict the buying and selling of livestock, lead to consolidation of the livestock industry and increase consumer prices for meat.It was set to take effect Feb. 21. The organic rule adds animal welfare standards to the nation’s organic food production law. It would strictly dictate how organic producers must raise livestock and poultry, including during transport and slaughter, and specify, without scientific justification, which common practices are allowed and prohibited in organic livestock and poultry production, thereby eliminating producers’ discretion to make sound decisions about animal care. It also would establish unreasonable indoor and outdoor space requirements for animals.NPPC, which in July submitted comments in opposition to the regulation, said the welfare standards are not based on science and are outside the scope of the organic food production law, which limits consideration of livestock as organic to feeding and medication practices. Additionally, the organization pointed out, animal welfare is not unique to organic production. Some of the standards even could jeopardize animal and public health, said NPPC in its comments to USDA. The provision on outdoor access, for example, is in conflict with best management practices to prevent swine diseases that pose a threat to animal and human health. The regulation was set to take effect March 20.
3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Idinopulos makes the point that these psychological attributes don’t work for a few reasons:The premise that just a few have such talents is repudiated by the fact that it gets adopted by any number of people who don’t fit into any one categoryThey re not actionable. How can you scale this across an organization of 5,000 to 10,000 employees?The signal does not transmit. Do you know the lonely social media evangelist? The one who finally just gives up and says people “just don’t get it.” The enthusiasm has to transfer to the organization. It’s evident a methodology is emerging for how to make Enterprise 2.0 a deep institutional focus. Companies like the Dachis Group and Pragmatic Enterprise are pioneering new methods to help clients institute technologies and practices that fit with the social enterprise.Dion Hinchcliffe and Michael Krigsman of Pragmatic Enterprise take a holistic approach. They look at the political, technical and business issues that come with any social Web initiative. They look for executive champions who want to use social technologies to solve a business problem. Once the problem is identified, a process begins that seeks out the spectrum of opinions about the project and the use of Enterprise 2.0 practices for the group. The business world is developing its own methods for how it makes social technologies a part of the business process. At times it may be surprising how the technologies get adopted. Idinopulos points to a marketing manager who turned out to be responsible for attracting thousands to a Socialtext environment that Idinopulos and his group had implemented for the company:“Because the Marketing Manager’s commitment to social media wasn’t a personal thing, it transferred quickly to other parts of the business. Other Marketing groups got wind of the project, and started posting their own content, creating their own workspaces, starting their own conversations. Then it started to spread beyond Marketing, to Sales and Product groups that had initially participated as consumers of Marketing content. Marketing’s cross-silo reach positioned them to involve different parts of the organization, which then went on to do their own thing. That would not have happened if Marketing’s success had been a function of one person’s passion.”The example is proof that the enthusiasm comes from how the social technologies help people in their work so the business can prosper. As the Godfather would say:“It’s not personal. It’s just business.” IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#NYT#Trends alex williams From time to time, we look at how Enterprise 2.0 practices are reaching into companies. A recent post by Michael Idinopulos demonstrates how the premises for finding Enterprise 2.0 champions is often flawed. Too often the search is for the right personality. Instead, the focus of the search should really be for the people who are “exchanging knowledge, information, and ideas across large parts of the organization.” Idinopulos compares it to how The Godfather’s Don Corleone would approach the issue when choosing the right people for the job: “It’s nothing personal. It’s just business.” In other words, people are chosen for their role in the organization not for who they are as people.Let’s just say the “Godfather,” process is still not widely used. Often, managers look for the “it” factor. Here are a few of the more common things Idinopulos has heard managers say they are looking for:The Young and Hip: “Jimmy’s only 28. He grew up on Facebook!”The Tech-Savvy: “Mary’s always got the latest gadget. She’s a natural for this!”The Connectors: “Martin knows everybody. He’s the ideal social networker!”The Visionaries: “Isabel is so visionary. She’ll totally get what we’re trying to do!”
Google just announced the general launch of Google Wave at its annual developer conference in San Francisco. Until today, Wave was an invite-only service, but starting now, anybody with a Google account will be able to log into Wave and use it without any restrictions. Google will also enable Wave for Google Apps users today. In order to educate these new users, the Google Wave team has also created a number of new videos and case studies that highlight how organizations can use Wave to collaborate more effectively.Collaboration: The Sweet Spot for WaveWhen we talked to the Wave team yesterday, the project’s co-founder Lars Rasmussen noted that since the launch of the invite-only beta, group collaboration in businesses, education, news organizations and at conferences has emerged as the sweet spot for Wave. That will be the use-case that the Wave team plans to highlight during the general launch and in the next few weeks. Why did Google decide to open up Wave now? According to the Wave team, the service is now stable and fast enough for a mainstream audience (crashes were a very common sight in the early days). During the invite-only testing period, the team added numerous new features that its early users requested. These include email notifications of updated waves and access controls for waves, as well as making it easier for users to reply and edit waves and find unread material in a wave. The team also introduced templates that make getting started easier for new users.Updates for DevelopersBesides opening up sign-ups for Wave, the team announced a number of developer features at I/O today. The next version of the Robots API, for example, will not only untie Wave robots from Google’s App Engine, but also allow developers to create “active” robots that can generate waves and update them. Google is launching improvements to the Embed API, including the ability to give readers anonymous access to waves. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Google#news#Real-Time Web#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Maybe the most exciting update is that Google is releasing a new Data API that will allow developers to create lightweight Wave clients. For now, as Rasmussen noted in our interview, developers won’t be able to create full-fledged Wave clients yet, but the team has started to define a client and server protocol that will soon make it a possibility.In order to help developers create their own applications on top of the Wave APIs and bootstrap the Wave developer community, the team is open-sourcing the real-time Wave rich text editor. The Wave team has also made progress in getting companies like Novell and projects like PyGoWave, Ruby on Sails and QWave to support the wave federation protocol. The latest company to sign on to this project is SAP, which will use Wave in its StreamWork product.Join Our Discussion on Wave 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Related Posts klint finley Tags:#cloud#Cloud Providers A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… As expected, Savvis was acquired this week. And as expected, it was acquired by a telco – CenturyLink, the third largest telecommunications company in the U.S. There’s very little to say about this acquisition that wasn’t said earlier this year when Verizon acquired Terremark and Time Warner Cable acquired NaviSite.“Verizon and Century Link have made it clear that telco’s are attacking this market and both have gone the acquisition route,” writes Gartner analyst Kyle Hilgendorf. Hilgendorf writes that Gartner has found that the biggest technical problems enterprises migrating to IaaS face are “network performance and latency issues (not to mention non-technical legal, transparency, and availability concerns).”“Telco’s are in ideal positions with their global network to solve these network issues faster than more traditional hosters or software companies,” he writes.Chuck Hollis, vice president of global marketing and chief technology officer at EMC, told us when Verizon acquired Terremark:If you believe in the secular trend that — over time — more IT will be delivered as a service vs. consumed in a traditional fashion, you quickly realize that telcos can have a compelling position.They’ve got lots and lots of pipe. They know how to deliver a related form of service — communications. They know how to price their offerings and bill for them.Their strategic motivations are usually clear as well. More ordinary network services are quickly becoming commoditized. There’s only so much content you can sell people. And, before long, you go looking for the next big market to attack.Indeed, early on, many people thought that IT-as-a-service would go to the telco carriers, and that would be that.Earlier this month, CenturyLink completed its acquisition of Qwest, which was already in the cloud game. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market In its Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting, Gartner positioned Savvis as the market leader, kicking off a mini-controversy about which companies were and were not included.Rackspace must be getting some interesting offers right about now.Disclosure: Qwest Business, now owned by CenturyLink, is a ReadWriteWeb sponsorPhoto by Nicholas Smale Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
THESSALONIKI – Swiss-based company, Amani Swiss, a Karipidis family business, now controls 89.93% of Thessaloniki’s Aris F.C.’s shares according to an announment from the Greek Committee of Professional Athletics (EEA). The CEO of Amani Swiss is Irene Karipidis, the sister of Aris F.C. chairman Theodoros Karipidis. The move is a procedural one in nature so that the matters of the team can operate independently of the other business activities that the Karipidis has been involved with in the past.The EEA, received a request a few days ago, and after further examination, gave the “green light” for the transfer of the shares. Indeed, as stated in its announcement, the company will proceed to an increase of the share capital of the “yellows” by 1 million euros.In the Amani Swiss company of the interests of the Karipidis family, 89.93% of Aris FC shares were transferred, according to a communiqué from the Sport Professionalism Committee. The company is based in Switzerland and owns the sister of the powerful yellow man, Irene. This is a procedural move, so that the issues of the team “run” independently of the other business activities that the Karipidis family had in the past.The ESA received a request a few days ago and after examining the case gave the “green light” for the transfer. Indeed, as stated in its announcement, the company will proceed directly to an increase of the share capital of the yellow FCE by 1,000,000 euros.Otherwise, Aris players trained, as scheduled, at the Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium. Savvas Pantelidis, head coach of Aris, has two dilemmas ahead of Sunday’s derby against Olympiakos at the Giorgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Faliro. The first one is, will he use Argentine Martín Tonso as a starter who, while having trained normally the last two days, is coming off a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to an injury. The other dilemma for Pantelidis is if he will keep Giorgos Valerianos as the starter at right back or if he will reinstall Manolis Tzanakakis to the position, who has served out his suspension.TweetPinShare55 Shares