Why Dell EMC is Different


first_imgEMC’s upcoming integration with Dell will be the largest technology merger in history. During a recent interview on theCUBE at EMC World 2016, Howard Elias, who will serve as President, Services and IT for the new company, shares his insights into why the Dell-EMC merger is different from other mergers in the technology industry, the guiding principles driving the integration work, and how the two companies will jointly deliver value to customers.last_img

NextEra Energy to add 700MW of battery storage at existing California solar projects by end of 2022


first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):NextEra Energy Resources LLC expects to place in service nearly 700 MW of fully contracted battery storage projects in California before the end of 2022, it said Aug. 31.The battery storage systems will be located at six of the company’s existing solar projects and will comprise 63 MW at the Blythe 110 solar project 115 MW at the Blythe II solar project 115 MW at the Blythe III solar project 230 MW at the McCoy Solar Energy Project 110 MW at the Arlington solar project and 65 MW at the Yellow Pine Solar project.The output of all but one of the projects is secured under long-term contracts, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data. Contract counterparties include investor-owned utilities, a community choice aggregator and a corporate customer.The projects represent a capital investment of nearly $800 million. The NextEra Energy Inc. subsidiary recently secured approval for 523 MW of projects that needed state permitting.“Once these projects are operational by the end of 2022, Californians will benefit from more low-cost, emission-free solar energy during more hours of the day, as well as improved reliability across the regional electric grid,” NextEra Energy Resources President and CEO John Ketchum said in a news release.Aside from these projects, the company said it has nearly 2,000 MW of shovel-ready or near shovel-ready battery energy storage projects in California that it could deploy to meet state energy storage capacity requirements. NextEra Energy Resources is also developing a 1,300-MW pumped storage hydro facility in California that it said could help diversify the state’s storage resources.[Nephele Kirong]More ($): NextEra to commission nearly 700 MW of battery storage in California by 2022 NextEra Energy to add 700MW of battery storage at existing California solar projects by end of 2022last_img read more

Quick Hits: Hiker escapes cougar by hitting it with an axe


first_imgHiker escapes cougar by hitting it with an axe A hiker in British Columbia who was stalked by a mountain lion escaped by hitting it with an axe, officials say. The man was hiking in a remote area that has little public access and was not on a hiking trail when the cougar began following him. The hiker reportedly jumped over a log to escape and that’s when the cougar came after him and the man hit it with a hatchet. The man left the scene quickly but when he looked back the cougar was still there, though it did not follow him down the mountain. Conservation officers with a dog team searched the area the following morning and did pick up on the cougar’s scent but could not locate the animal. Officials say that it is rare for cougars to approach people and the cougar may have just been curious. The hiker was not injured.Hiking trails at Congaree National Park should open again soonHiking trails in South Carolina’s Congaree National Park have been closed for two months due to flooding from the Congaree River but that should change shortly, park officials say. Water levels at the park are finally dropping and hiking trails will soon be accessible to the public again. The water damaged a part of the boardwalk and maintenance crews are assessing and working to repair the boardwalk, which will remain closed. In the meantime, hikers are encouraged to use the elevated boardwalk and the Sims trail to access the park’s other hiking trails. Panel to discuss Smokies 900-Miler Trail ChallengeGreat Smoky Mountains National Park has nearly 900 miles of hiking trails. Completing every single trail in the park is known as the ‘Smokies 900-Miler Challenge.’ On Tuesday, February 19 at 7pm, Friends of the Smokies and Nantahala Brewing’s Asheville Outpost will host a panel discussion featuring three hikers who have completed the 900-mile hiking challenge. Attendees will hear the stories of how each panelist succeeded at the challenge, and gain insight into how people of all walks of life and ability levels can tackle the trails of America’s most-visited national park. For the entire month of February, proceeds from Nantahala Brewing’s Dirty Girl Blonde will benefit Friends of the Smokies. Nantahala Brewing is located at 747 Haywood Road in Asheville.last_img read more

U.S. Says that Fighting Drug Use Reduces Violence in Latin America


first_imgBy Dialogo July 29, 2009 Mexico City, 27 July (EFE).- U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske, speaking today in the Mexican capital, affirmed that preventing and treating addictions, particularly with regard to the use of narcotics, “is fundamental” for reducing violence caused by drug trafficking in Latin America. “When we put more emphasis on prevention and treatment, we’re not only helping our own country (the U.S.); we’re also helping to reduce violence” in the region, said the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, who is on a four-day visit to Mexico. “If we cut down on the use of drugs, we will also be able to cut down on violence and crime in Mexico and in Latin America,” Kerlikowske said while touring a treatment center for addicted minors, where he was accompanied by Mexico’s first lady, Margarita Zavala, and the Mexican Secretary of Health, José Ángel Córdova. The official affirmed that U.S. policy in the fight against drugs seeks to understand, appreciate, and support work done in other countries. He commented that 20 million individuals over twelve years of age used drugs in the last month in the United States, and around 23 million Americans need treatment. “Only ten percent of these people end up in treatment, in part because it’s not available, and because people think they don’t need it,” he added. Mexico’s first lady, Margarita Zavala, agreed that the fight against drugs is fundamental because “drug use generates violence, destroys families, and destroys society.” During the event Iris Vianney Velázquez Martínez, a young patient at the New Life Center, affirmed that she is addicted to alcohol and that with the treatment she has received, she has learned how to make decisions and how to avoid hurting those she loves the most. In the country there are 320 centers like New Life which also provide outpatient services for early detection and prompt treatment of addictions.last_img read more

Steuben County reports 2 additional coronavirus-related deaths


first_imgSTEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Steuben County Health Department gave an update on the coronavirus, including the addition of two deaths on Saturday. The health department advises that all residents who visited those locations should closely monitor themselves for symptoms. The Steuben County Health Department says that one or more of the infected individuals are connected to previously reported cases. All individuals are being quarantined and monitored by the health department.  The Steuben County Health Department reported two deaths of individuals previously tested positive. The health department revealed that one of the individuals was a 78-year-old male from the City of Hornell, hospitalized at the time of death. They say the other individual was a 93-year-old female who passed away at a nursing home in the Hornell area. Additionally, the health department has provided information regarding exact locations of where individuals tested positive have been. They say this information is collected starting 48 hours before the first symptom. One or more of the individuals reported visiting the following locations: April 2 – Tops Gas in CorningApril 2 – Ivy II Medical Arts Building in ElmiraApril 3 – Guthrie Centerway Lab in Corningcenter_img The health department reports four more positive cases, which brings the county total to 147 confirmed cases. The health department has provided a list, including where the residents who tested positive live. The individuals are residents of: Town of UrbanaCity of CorningVillage of North HornellTown of Canisteo For the latest Steuben County updates, visit Steuben County’s website or social media pages: www.facebook.com/SCNYPublicHealth and www.instagram.com/SteubenPublicHealth. For more coronavirus coverage, click here.last_img read more

Managers signal warning over European markets


first_imgEuro-zone equities have “struggled” relative to US equities, BoAML added. Average allocations to Europe have reduced slightly since May, but the researchers said they remained positive in the short term on the region, citing the economic backdrop and expected free cash flow growth.A majority of those surveyed (42%) said that the Fed’s planned reduction of its quantitative easing programme this year would be a “non-event”. Roughly a third (31%) said it would send bond yields up and stock prices down.“Yet until 10-year Treasury yields climb the wall of 3%, few investors think Treasuries will cause an equity bear market,” BoAML’s researchers said.The survey also showed that the sample of 179 managers had their highest net underweight position in US stocks since January 2008. The UK was managers’ biggest underweight relative to the survey’s history.During June, US tech stocks were among the most sold sector: 68% of respondents said US and global internet stocks were “expensive”. A further 12% said the sector was “bubble-like”.Since 2009, technology has been the most popular sector in 80% of BoAML’s surveys, the company said.Managers held an average 4.9% in cash, the research showed, down slightly from 5% in June’s survey. A quarter of those holding higher cash levels said they were doing so because of “bearish views on markets”. The European Central Bank (ECB) is the most likely trigger of a selloff, according to a leading survey of fund managers.Managers told Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s (BoAML) monthly sentiment and positioning survey that the risk of a policy mistake from the US Federal Reserve or the ECB was the second biggest tail risk, after a bond market crash.In addition, respondents said euro-zone equities and EU and US credit were among the most crowded trades, which BoAML said meant the ECB was the “most likely central bank to spark global ‘risk-off’” scenario.BoAML’s researchers said: “The persistent overweight in euro-zone versus US equities could be more bad news for European investors. The three-month average for allocation [to Europe] is above 50% and, at 57%, is a record high. This is often a contrarian signal.”last_img read more

USA: Dominion’s Cove Point ships first LNG export cargo


first_imgLNG World News Staff Dominion Energy’s Cove Point terminal in Maryland, the second US facility to produce LNG from shale gas, shipped its first cargo of the fuel on Friday.As previously reported by LNG World News, Shell’s 136,985-cbm LNG carrier Gemmata docked at the Cove Point facility on Wednesday to load the first LNG export cargo.The LNG tanker left the facility early on Friday, according to the marine data provider, VesselsValue. The vessel’s final destination was not disclosed by the time this article was published.Dominion Energy has previously said that Shell was providing the natural gas needed for liquefaction during the commissioning process of the facility and will off-take by ship the LNG that is produced.When commissioning is complete, Dominion’s LNG export facility will produce the chilled fuel for ST Cove Point, the joint venture of Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation and Tokyo Gas, and for India’s GAIL under 20-year contracts.The $4 billion Cove Point facility has a nameplate capacity of 5.25 mtpa of LNG.last_img read more

Fire breaks out on Eni’s Goliat FPSO


first_imgA fire broke out on board Eni-operated Goliat FPSO early on Friday, forcing the Italian oil company to halt production from the Barents Sea field off Norway. At 6.30 am on Friday a fire developed in the sauna in the living quarters on Goliat FPSO, Eni informed.The Italian company said that the situation quickly came under control, but some smoke development did occur. No one was injured in connection with the incident.According to the company, the production was shut down and the crew mustered to the lifeboats. All relevant authorities were notified.The situation is normalized and the crew has demobilized in accordance with normal procedure.“Eni Norge is taking the incident seriously and is initiating an investigation to find causal links and lessons learnt,” Eni concluded.last_img read more

Worker Dies while Breaking Evergreen Marine Ship at Chittagong Yard


first_imgOne worker lost his life in an incident at a shipbreaking yard in Chittagong, Bangladesh, while scrapping a vessel owned by Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen Marine, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform said. Local reports say that the man was cutting the containership Ever Union at Kabir Steel’s Khawja yard when he fell from a great height. Unfortunately, he died on the spot.Kabir Steel’s shipbreaking yards are part of the large industrial conglomerate of Kabir Group of Industries. The NGO Shipbreaking Platform said it has documented several severe accidents at the company’s yards over the last years.In 2017 and 2018 alone, at least four workers were killed. In 2016, Kabir Steel’s private security personnel fired shots and injured seven people who were protesting following the death of a shipbreaking worker.The Post-Panamax boxship Ever Union was beached in Bangladesh in April this year. As informed by the NGO Shipbreaking platform, the Taiwanese owner of the vessel has been under the spotlight for its “irresponsible shipbreaking practices”. In January 2018, the Norwegian Central Bank announced its decision to exclude Evergreen from the Government Pension Fund Global, due to the shipowner’s poor management of its end-of-life ships and their sale for dangerous breaking on the infamous beach of Chattogram.The NGO coalition added that since 2018 the company has not changed its policy. Five Evergreen vessels, including two Post-Panamaxes and three Handy containers, ended up in Bangladesh this year, data provided by VesselsValue’s shows. Three of them were allegedly sold to shipbreaking yards owned by Kabir Steel.The Ever Union was sold for demolition for more than USD 10 million. Before reaching the shore, the ship was renamed Vera and changed registry to the Paris MoU black-listed flag of Palau, the NGO said.Despite activities being slow due to the monsoon rains, incidents keep occurring. According to the platform’s member organization Young Power in Social Action (YPSA), another worker lost his life in Chattogram at the beginning of July.In May this year, three workers died and several others were injured in an explosion at Mahinur Ship Breaking yard, known as Premium Trade Corporation. The incident once again reflected the overall dire working conditions at the Bangladeshi shipbreaking yards.“Twenty workers lost their lives in 2018. The number of deaths was the highest in last eight years. These two recent accidents bring the total death-toll of the shipbreaking industry this year to at least ten workers,” Muhammed Ali Shahin, Project Coordinator at YPSA, commented.“Clearly, no lesson has been learned. Accidents keep happening, indicating a complete lack of intention from yard owners to ensure workers’ safety,” he further said.A total of 193 ships were broken in the second quarter of 2019. Of these, 146 vessels were sold to scrapping yards in South Asia, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform’s report shows.More than half of the ships sold to South Asia in the second quarter changed their flag to the registries of Comoros, Niue, Palau and St. Kitts and Nevis just weeks before hitting the beach.last_img read more

Weather advisory: Weak unstable conditions are approaching the area.


first_img Share LocalNews Weather advisory: Weak unstable conditions are approaching the area. by: – September 21, 2011 Share Share 11 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Image via: amild.us.blogspot.comWeather Outlook for Dominica and the Lesser Antilles, issued: 12:00PM on Wednesday, September 21, 2011.A small area of low pressure located just to the east of the Leeward and northern Windward Islands is drifting westwards. Moisture from this system transported south is expected to produce a few showers and occasional gusty winds over the northern Leeward island later today. This system has a low chance…near 0 percent…of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.Sea conditions are expected to be slightly above normal along the northern and eastern coast of the island. As a result, small craft operators and sea bathers along these coastlines should exercise some caution.Tropical Storm Ophelia has strengthened over the past few hours. At 11 am the center of Tropical Storm Ophelia was located near latitude 13.0 north…longitude 43.6 west or about 1245 miles east southeast of Dominica. Ophelia is moving toward the west near 16 mph…26 km/h…and this general motion is expected to continue for the next 48 hours with a gradual turn towards the west northwest on Friday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to 60 mph…95 km/h…with higher gusts. However some weakening is expected during the next 48 hours. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles…280km…mainly to the north of the center.This system is forecasted to be near the island chain by the weekend. Residents in Dominica are advised to continue to monitor the progress of this system as we continue to keep you updated.Dominica Meterological Servicelast_img read more