Finance and Policy Attention #solar developers globally! Applications for #SolarSharkTank18 are now open! Apply at https://t.co/cETfpns4Va for a chance to win $100,000! @FMO_development @solarplaza pic.twitter.com/62i4rY1KZL— Access Power (@Access_Power) November 21, 2017The initiative is aimed at helping local solar power developers that require development support to make their innovative solar projects more impactful.In order to be considered for the grant, the proposed projects must be located in Asia, Africa or Latin America and be based on solar PV technology.They should also meet the capacity criterion of 10MW or more, and be at an advanced stage of development (preliminary feasibility studies should have been completed).Furthermore, eligible projects should have an innovative or impactful angle to the project that can be developed with support of the grant.The solar ‘shark tank’ competitionThe 2018 proposals will be screened and scored by a pre-selection committee assembled by the sponsors.Four shortlisted finalists will be invited to present their projects and answer questions from a panel of judges on the 15th of February 2018 during the second edition of the ‘Making Solar Bankable’ conference to be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands.The winner will receive a $100,000 grant towards the development costs of their project from FMO and Access Power.In addition to that, power developer will pre-qualify the winning proposal of the Solar Shark Tank competition for the 2018 edition of the Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) competition, subject to meeting ACF qualification requirements.Application procedures close on 5th of January 2018. Visit the Solar Shark Tank page on http://www.access-power.com/solar-shark-tank or http://www.makingsolarbankable.com/solar-project-pitch-competition/ to download the application form. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Previous articleErongo Red commissions state-of-the-art substationNext articleKenya: energy regulator approves reduced night tariffs Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Generation Featured image: Stock BRICS Solar pv power plant Dubai-based power developer Access Power, in partnership with the Dutch development bank, FMO, have launched the 2018 FMO Access Power Solar ‘Shark Tank’ Competition. Reda El Chaar, executive chairman of Access Power, said: “Following the competition’s successful launch in 2016, we are thrilled to have once again partnered with FMO to promote and help development of early stage solar projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America.” UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development
Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! The policy choice of whether the restricted use of a small number of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) should be permitted in competition will be put to the vote at the 2010 FEI General Assembly, following a resolution passed by the Bureau today. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. At the 2010 General Assembly, National Federations will have the opportunity to vote on the policy issue of whether the FEI should allow the restricted use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), provided the levels are limited and are deemed by the List Group not to threaten horse welfare and not to be performance enhancing. Further to the General Assembly policy choice, the question of whether or not the List should be adopted will be put to the FEI Bureau. National Federations will have the opportunity to voice their opinions through their Group Chairs. The FEI President and management will also consult with other equestrian bodies, including the Racing Authorities. Once this full consultation process has been completed, the List Group will then publish the 2011 version of the Equine Prohibited Substances List with validated levels regarding horse welfare and performance enhancement issues. SIGN UP In line with the Bureau’s earlier decision, the present Equine Prohibited List and its accompanying Rules and Veterinary Regulations will remain in effect until 4 April 2010. As of 5 April 2010, the FEI will implement the 20 October Prohibited Substances List, a more detailed version of the present Equine Prohibited List which received no specific objections during the four-week pre-General Assembly consultation period. The new Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations (EADCMRs) and revised Veterinary Regulations, which both received strong support at the General Assembly, will also be implemented on 5 April 2010. In the interim, the List Group, which will be reviewed to include representatives from additional stakeholders including relevant animal welfare groups, will conduct a full review of the Equine Prohibited Substances List, with all the relevant and necessary research, and will take into account all comments from interest groups received following the 2009 General Assembly vote. In particular, the List Group will be looking at NSAIDs and will further review whether or not the use of these substances in competition, singly and at specifically prescribed levels, is a threat to horse welfare and whether or not these substances, at specific levels, are performance enhancing. “There was a clear need to debate this issue further and the decision to put the policy choice to the vote at the 2010 General Assembly reflects that”, FEI Secretary General Alex McLin said. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Information on the Clean Sport Campaign will be available in January 2010 on the FEI’s dedicated Clean Sport website at www.feicleansport.org The Veterinary Regulations are currently in a statutory consultation period following the General Assembly and National Federations will have until 15 February 2010 to provide feedback and commentary on those Regulations. Email* Legal concerns will be addressed by the FEI Legal Department to see whether the restricted use of NSAIDs in competition is in conflict with any national law.
There’s nothing like a home victory to please the crowd, and although numbers were limited as pandemic protocols were strictly in place, Cathrine Dufour’s winning ride with Bohemian at the first leg of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2020/2021 Western European League in Aarhus (DEN) brought spectators to their feet today.Last season, when the opening round of the series was staged at the Boxen arena in Herning, the Danish pair claimed top honours in both the Grand Prix and Freestyle. And this weekend they did it all over again in the considerably more modest confines of the Danish National Equestrian Centre in Vilhelmsborg, but with even more confidence and flair.Fifth-last to go in the field of 15 starters they posted a big score of 88.200 to take the lead. And although defending five-time series champion Isabell Werth came dangerously close when last to go with Emilio, her score of 87.845 wasn’t enough to prevent another Dufour double.Werth filled runner-up spot ahead of German compatriot Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and Zaire-E in third, and the Danes had even more to cheer about when Carina Cassøe Krüth and Heiline’s Danciera put in a brilliant performance to line up in fourth.Same top threeIt was the same top-three in yesterday’s Grand Prix in which Dufour’s winning margin was much wider, her mark of 88.435 leaving her more than five percentage points ahead of the two Germans who both posted 77 percent scores.“Bohemian was really good in the Grand Prix, he was just playing with all the moves. Today I had to push him a bit more, but he’s getting more and more brave and he loves being in the ring!”She had the leading score of 82.105, set by Germany’s Helen Langehanenberg and the 18-year-old Damsey FRH, in her sights as she set sail this afternoon. Bohemian seemed to be listening as she spoke quietly and patted him before their music began, and the harmony between the partnership oozed through every movement, with crisp, clean piaffe and passage a particular highlight throughout a lovely test.When they came to a halt, the horse dropped his head in complete relaxation knowing that was a job well done. And when over 88 percent went up on the board it was obvious it was not going to be an easy score to beat.Consummate easeVon Bredow-Werndl’s mare, Zaire-E, produced a lovely test for 85.335 while Sweden’s Patrik Kittel and Delaunay Old, who presented no less than 18 one-tempi changes with consummate ease, earned a score of 82.575.Second-last into the ring, Cassøe Krüth whose nine-year-old mare Heiline’s Danciera gave notice of her great promise when finishing fourth at the FEI WBFSH Young Horse Championships at Ermelo (NED) two years ago, provided another Danish treat for a mark of 84.455 to slot temporarily into third place.However Werth was still to come, and although Emilio had not given his rider his full cooperation in yesterday’s Grand Prix, few doubted the German legend’s capacity for pulling off a big result this time out. But it didn’t happen and it was Dufour who was the one waving at the masked crowd during this evening’s prizegiving ceremony.Achieved so muchThe 28-year-old Danish athlete achieved so much with her little chestnut gelding Atterupgaards Cassidy who took her all the way from Junior level to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and on to three bronze medals at the FEI European Championships in Gothenburg (SWE) in 2017 and Grand Prix Special bronze at last year’s Europeans in Rotterdam (NED). Bohemian is now stepping into the spotlight, and Dufour believes he has a lot more to show.“He hasn’t reached anything like his limits, he’s still developing mentally and there’s definitely more room for improvement from him – I’m delighted with him!” she said happily.The second leg of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2020/2021 Western European League is scheduled to take place in Salzburg (AUT) from 3 to 6 December 2020.Results here Tags: Isabell Werth, Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, Cathrine Dufour, Emilio, Bohemian, FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2020/2021 Western European League, Zaire-E, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* SIGN UP More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.
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ABOUT VINUNIVERSITYVinUniversity (VinUni: https://vinuni.edu.vn/) is the firstprivate, not-for-profit Vietnamese university established based oninternational standards. The university integrates the models ofexcellent international universities with the unique cultural andeconomic characteristics of Vietnam, to make a breakthrough inVietnamese higher education and to become a world-classuniversity.VinUni has strategic collaborations with the world’s leadinguniversities, including Cornell University and the University ofPennsylvania. These universities have become close advisors andcrucial enablers in establishing the three colleges at VinUni:College of Business and Management, College of Engineering andComputer Science, and College of Health Sciences. Every aspect ofthe University: its curricula, research, faculty, student body,facilities, and campus life, is being developed to meet the higheststandards set by the world’s leading accrediting and rankingorganizations, such as ABET, AACSB, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) andTimes Higher Education (THE).VinUni’s founding benefactor Vingroup is one of the biggestprivate conglomerates in Asia with the largest marketcapitalization value in Vietnam. As a multisector corporation,Vingroup focuses on three main areas: Technology; Industrials; andProperty Services. VinUni is proud to be a part of the Vingroupecosystem, giving its students opportunities to connect withseveral high quality research institutes (such as VinAI, VinBrain,and Vin BigData), pioneering industrial enterprises (such asVinSmart and VinFast), and leading Vietnamese companies (such asVinpearl, Vincom Retail, Vinmec, and Vinhomes)THE OPPORTUNITYVinUni seeks an entrepreneurial academic leader with rigorousacademic credentials in computer science or engineering, and withstrong administrative leadership background, to serve as theDean of College of Engineering and ComputerScience (CECS). The Dean reports to the Provost and workswith other leaders and colleagues across the University to pursuethe vision and goals of the College, and the university. She/he isexpected to lead and promote the highest quality educationalprograms, research, service, and development activities of theCollege.POSITION RESPONSIBILITIESThe Dean is the Chief Academic Officer of the College ofEngineering and Computer Science and provides leadership for theplanning, development, implementation, assessment, and improvementof all academic programs, policies and supporting infrastructure.The Dean plays a critical role in setting the academic vision ofthe College, providing leadership to faculty and staff, andensuring consistent quality standards in curriculum and programs tomeet the needs of the students. The Dean oversees the academicintegrity of the College and provides leadership in long-rangeplanning, budgeting, curriculum, and program development. The Deanin collaboration with the Provost’s office ensures compliance withvarious accreditation agencies as well as federal accreditation andregulations. Major responsibilities for this position include:Ensure that the highest-caliber academic scholars are appointedto key positions such as vice deans, program directors, and othersenior faculty roles at the College.The Dean must ensure that the highest quality andstart-of-the-art curriculum is implemented within the College.The Dean is expected to take the lead role in setting standardsfor admissions for all degree programs; actively promote theprograms offered by the College; lead admission campaigns; andrecruit high-quality students for the College and theuniversity.The Dean along with the senior leadership team of theUniversity must lead the effort to develop a strategy for researchpriorities of the College and establish cross-disciplinaryinitiatives that will put the College, VinUni, and Vietnam on theglobal map of thought leadership.VinUni is committed to using active, engaged, experiential andmultidisciplinary pedagogy in all its programs and the Dean isexpected to lead this effort for his/her college.The Dean is expected to engage with not only Vingroup and itsaffiliated companies, but also with other organizations in Vietnamand around the world to develop a robust and mutually beneficialindustry engagement program.To further build and firmly establish VinUni’s identity as amajor university, it will be important for each College to starthosting academic collaboration events, such as roundtables,conferences, and symposia that bring academic scholars and industryexecutives to its campus for engaging discussions. The Dean mustlead the process of hosting such events related to theCollege.As a member of the senior leadership team of the University,the Dean serves on university’s Academic Advisory Board and maybebe asked to take on special responsibility from time to time, basedon availability, need, and urgency.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCEDistinguished scholar with academic record to warrant theposition of full professor at high-quality university (e.g. QS top“50 under 50 university”)Demonstrated experience with educational accreditations andregulations (i.e., ABET)Successful experience in progressively responsible teaching,administrative, and educational leadership positions at ahigh-quality academic institution.Demonstrated successful experience in strategic planning,fiscal management, resource allocation, and personnel supervisionpreferably of a large and complex academic institutionDemonstrated ability to work with faculty, staff, and studentsas well as community groups of diverse academic, socioeconomic,cultural, and ethnic backgroundsExcellent written and verbal communication skills (in English)and strong professional networkAn appreciative understanding of the challenges that inevitablyarise from the operation of a new University, with the patience,resilience, and ability to work collaboratively with diverseconstituents of an institution to effectively resolve challengesand build opportunities to promote the mission and vision of theCollege/UniversityRespect and appreciation for the core values of VinUni: EXCEL(E: Empathy, X: Exceptional Capability, C: Creativity, E:Entrepreneurial Mindset, L: LeadershipSpirit).COMPENSATIONThe salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate withqualifications and experience.HOW TO APPLYPlease apply via http://apply.interfolio.com/83890 and send (1)Curriculum-Vita, (2) two recommendation letters, and (3) a coverletter.Consideration of candidates will occur on a rolling basisbeginning April2021 and will continue until thepositions are filled. 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After coming on the market with a nearly $6 million price tag and taking several price cuts down to $5.25 million, a half-acre property at 2 Harding Terrace in Sag Harbor has gone into contract, Curbed reported. The 5,500-square-foot home designed by architect Peter Cook and developed by Bruce Bronster, an attorney who along with several investors has reportedly bought up several Sag Harbor properties in recent years. (Bronster was a partner at Manhattan-based Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf until last September, when he led a 16-lawyer group that formed his eponymous foreclosure and litigation boutique.) The property at 2 Harding Terrace has six bedrooms, five bathrooms, three half-bathrooms, views of Sag Harbor Bay, white oak floors, a gym and a home theater. The property also has a heated gunite pool and a spa. Douglas Elliman agents William Wolff, Robin Bender and Tal Alexander, the latter of whom was profiled by The Real Deal this week, have the listing. [Curbed] This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now
Robert Hunter, the reclusive, genius lyricist behind many of the Grateful Dead‘s most well-known songs, died on Monday at the age of 78. There was no official cause of death included in the announcement shared by Rolling Stone early Tuesday afternoon.A statement shared to go with the announcement on Tuesday reads:“It is with great sadness we confirm our beloved Robert passed away yesterday night. He died peacefully at home in his bed, surrounded by love. His wife Maureen was by his side holding his hand. For his fans that have loved and supported him all these years, take comfort in knowing that his words are all around us, and in that way his is never truly gone. In this time of grief please celebrate him the way you all know how, by being together and listening to the music. Let there be songs to fill the air.”Born as Robert Burns in California in 1941, Hunter would ultimately go on to become close with Grateful Dead co-founder Jerry Garcia in the early 1960s prior to the formation of the famous rock band. Hunter would continue as Garcia’s songwriting partner throughout the decades as he would help pen the lyrics for some of the band’s most beloved tunes including “Dark Star”, “Lady With A Fan”/”Terrapin Station”, “Brokedown Palace”, “Casey Jones”, “Truckin’”, “Friend of the Devil”, “Jack Straw”, “Playing in the Band”, “Ripple“, “Scarlet Begonias”, “Sugaree”, “Sugar Magnolia”, “Touch of Grey”, and many more.Watch Hunter discuss the inspirations for how “Truckin’” was written in the video below.Robert Hunter American Beauty Lyrics Interview[Video: MECA PD CHANNEL II]Related: Celebrate The Life Of Grateful Dead Lyricist Robert Hunter With Some Of His Finest LinesHunter’s “Long Strange Trip” really began in the early 1960s when he was a volunteer test subject for the Government-sponsored drug testings of substances like LSD at Stanford University near where he and Garcia spent their teen years into their early-20s. It was also around that time when both he and Garcia began to perform together around Palo Alto, CA in a folk/bluegrass outfit known as Hart Valley Drifters. The band was made up of a collection of college-age friends who would go on to help expose the Americana genres to a legion of new listeners as Garcia’s path ultimately led to the formation of the Grateful Dead.Both Hunter and Garcia were inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in February 2015. Watch Hunter’s beautiful and poetic acceptance speech from the 2015 ceremony below.Robert Hunter & Theresa Garcia – Class Of 2015 Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech[Video: Songwriter’s Hall of Fame]Hunter also played a small role in Amir Bar Lev‘s Long Strange Trip documentary which chronicled the history of the Dead.“Hunter was Jerry’s partner on every level,” Dead biographer and former publicist Dennis McNally said of the prolific poet in the 2017 film. “They were close enough and went back far enough that Hunter could be the source of the word and Jerry could be comfortable singing them.”An audio clip featuring Garcia also offers an insight into his close friendship and partnership with Hunter in saying, “I can’t get on stage a sing a song that doesn’t have some kind of emotional reality for me. Hunter is very good about writing into my beliefs. He understands the way I think.”Hunter was infamous for safely guarding his anonymity as much as possible throughout the latter part of the Grateful Dead’s journey as other members of the band were forced into mainstream popularity.Another interview with Dead singer Donna Jean Godchaux in Long Strange Trip perfectly summed up how the mystery behind Hunter from the fan’s perspective was key to the magic that fueled the band for all those years.“Hunter would just kind of appear or he would disappear whenever he wanted to. That’s who the guy is, and that’s why his lyrics suggest ‘I’m anywhere you want me to be, you can’t catch me.’ The lyrics are worded in such a way that anybody who hears a Grateful Dead song can interpret it so that it becomes meaningful to their own life. It is so personal to each and every person who listens to it. It belongs to you, honey. It’s yours.”Watch Hunter’s moving performance of “Ripple” at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in 2013 below.Robert Hunter – “Ripple” – 9/18/2013[Video: Robert Hunter]Fare thee well, Hunter. Thank you for your words, your poetry, and the songs which felt so personal to anyone and everyone who ever had the adventure in them to turn on, tune in, and listen.[H/T Rolling Stone]
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Take sight casting to some pretty decent-sized largemouths in the back of the Keith Lake Chain back in 1997 during a redfish-seeking trip with the late, great Ed Holder. The water was tap clear and I could see the Sea Rim State Park headquarters in the background and there were a number of bass hanging out with redfish. There are a surprising number of nice fish between Interstate 10 and the Port of Beaumont and on the Sabine from the bridge to the Port of Orange. And tactics for our brackish water bass can be unusual. It freaks me out every time I flip a whacky worm there but it’s reliability as a hot spot is undeniable. I am talking about a pipe that transports treated sewage into a local bayou. As you can imagine there are lots of funny local names for this location, none of which are really fit for print here but the fact is it holds bass. And occasionally one of them will be a nice one. My cousin Frank Moore developed a great technique for taking a clear-colored DOA shrimp and skipping it across the surface like a topwater and catching some pretty nice fish. We used to catch bass up to two pounds in Adams Bayou fishing an eel imitation called the Sabine Snake that is unfortunately no longer on the market on a Texas rig. This lure was designed for dredging Sabine’s southern reef but we found it better for bayou bass. This winter and spring I will be spending a lot of time pursuing bayou bass and sharing some techniques I am hoping will yield some local lunkers. And I look forward to seeing the catches all of you report. Perhaps by sharing information we can create a pool of resources on local bass that will gain them a little more respect and perhaps enhanced conservation efforts. Our bass are a bit different than the monster fish on the reservoirs but are plenty of fun to pursue. In fact, the “different” part is what I think makes them so fun. That is a nice one by local standards. You cannot measure the fish of Adams, Hillebrandt, Taylor, Cow or Little Cypress Bayous or even the Sabine or Neches Rivers up to those in Toledo Bend or Lake Conroe. A two-pounder is a good solid fish and a five is an absolute monster. Despite the size differences between bass in our part of the world and the big reservoirs, seeking them is a passion for many local anglers. And catching them in sort of unusual places is commonplace.