Australian grocer Coles expands renewable energy commitment, signs major solar PPA


first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Construction of three large-scale solar farms proposed for regional New South Wales could be underway as early as next month, after a landmark deal between Australian supermarket giant Coles and UK-based renewables developer Metka EGN.The 10-year deal – claimed as a first for a major Australian retailer – will see Coles purchase more than 70 per cent of the more than 220 gigawatt hours of electricity that will be generated by the three PV plants, which will be built and operated by Metka near Wagga Wagga, Corowa and Junee.This would be enough to meet around 10 per cent of the retailer’s electricity needs, a statement said, and would add to the commercial solar already installed on 30 Coles outlets, and to plans to install rooftop PV on a further 38 stores this financial year.The three solar farms at the centre of the deal, totaling 260MW in capacity, were originally developed by Terrain Solar – the company behind the under-construction Warwick Solar Farm, now owned by and set to supply the University of Queensland – and were acquired by Metka earlier this year.Terrain chairman David Griffin said the deal struck between Metka and Coles meant that construction of the solar farms would go ahead in September, and all three projects could be finished and supplying power to the grid by July 2020.The three NSW solar farms, meanwhile, are the latest in Australia to be built off the back of corporate power purchase agreements, as big businesses and energy users turn to large-scale renewables to cut costs and bolster their sustainability. Notable corporate PPAs of the recent past have included Australian steel giant BlueScope agreeing to buy the bulk of the output from the Finley Solar Farm, which has just started sending power to the grid in NSW. And in March last year, brewing giant CUB signed a 12-year power purchase agreement with BayWa to buy just under half of the output of the 112MW Karadoc solar farm in Victoria, completed late last year by German company BayWa – accounting for nearly 90 per cent of CUB’s total electricity needs.More: Landmark deal to power Coles underpins three NSW solar farms Australian grocer Coles expands renewable energy commitment, signs major solar PPAlast_img read more

Top Cop Credits Public, Officers for Uniondale Murder Suspect’s Arrest


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police arrested an alleged murder suspect in Uniondale just minutes after he fled the scene of the slaying Monday, police said.Acting on a ShotSpotter notification alerting them to the scene and 911 calls from witnesses, two officers spotted the vehicle fleeing south on Uniondale Avenue and apprehended 35-year-old Joel Arquimides Ayala Deras of Westbury, police said. He was charged with second-degree murder.The two First Precinct officers—Christopher DiGregorio and Gary Butt—also discovered shotgun casings and a .44-caliber handgun on the floor of the car. A subsequent search turned up a shotgun that police believe was used in the slaying, along with a .380-caliber handgun. The victim, 37-year-old German Ismael Saravia Melendez, was fatally shot in the head and back, acting-Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter said at a press conference at police headquarters in Mineola Wednesday. Melendez was pronounced dead by an ambulance technician 20 minutes after the shooting.Krumpter credited the two officers for their “keen” observations while racing toward the scene of the shooting.“ShotSpotter is a great tool but without the great police work by the officers involved, the keen observation, road conditions were pretty horrific…they were able to respond in a timely fashion,” said Krumpter, who was flanked by police brass and officers Butt and DiGregorio.Investigators have yet to determine a motive for the shooting, Krumpter said. But officials did say that the two men were acquaintances and had an ongoing dispute. Neither have gang ties.The shooting occurred at 9:44 p.m. Monday, police said. Authorities were alerted to the vicinity near Macon Place and Irving Place by the ShotSpotter alert, which is activated when gunshots are registered in communities where the technology is installed. Calls to 911 and the ShotSpotter alerts came in almost simultaneously, police said.Witnesses provided police with a description of the car, and the two officers were able to act on that information almost immediately.“ShotSpotter didn’t jump off the telephone pole and arrest the defendants,” Krumpter told reporters. “In this case it was the police officers who were responding to the scene; the adrenaline’s pumping, and they’re responding to a shots fired and they were paying attention to what was going on around them on Uniondale Avenue where they observed the vehicle fleeing the scene.”Krumpter defended the department’s perceived failure to adequately alert the public to a homicide, saying the primary responsibility of the department is to conduct probes without compromising investigations.Police did not release details of the fatal shooting until late Tuesday.This is the first homicide in Nassau in 2016. The first fatal shooting in Suffolk was Jan. 17 in North Bay Shore, police said. In that case, 44-year-old Marcelo Argueta Chicas’ lifeless body was discovered with a gunshot wound. The shooting, which also registered on ShotSpotter, remains unsolved.Deras will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

Ronnie O’Sullivan says he’s a ‘fat Maradona’ after making World Snooker Championship semis


first_imgLast Updated: 12th August, 2020 17:41 IST Ronnie O’Sullivan Says He’s A ‘fat Maradona’ After Making World Snooker Championship Semis Snooker superstar Ronnie O’Sullivan called himself a ‘fat Maradona’ after booking a spot in the semi-finals of the World Snooker Championship on Tuesday. First Published: 12th August, 2020 17:41 IST ALSO READ: Maradona’s Son Calls Father ‘God Of Football’, Says Even Messi Can’t Be Compared To HimRonnie O’Sullivan interview: Snooker star compares himself to Diego MaradonaIn an interview after his win over Williams, Ronnie O’Sullivan compared himself to a ‘fat Maradona’. The 44-year old explained it was only his natural skill – similar to the one possessed by the World Cup-winning footballer – that is keeping him in the hunt for his sixth world title. He was quoted as saying, “I’m a bit like fat Maradona. He’s big and fat but if you give him a football, he’s unbelievably good.” SUBSCRIBE TO US WE RECOMMEND LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE COMMENTcenter_img Written By 1 month ago ‘Not a good idea’ – UK Gov virus advisor on sports fans returning to grounds Snooker superstar Ronnie O’Sullivan survived a major scare on Tuesday as he fought back from 7-2 down to defeat Mark Williams 13-10 in the quarter-finals of the World Snooker Championship. However, the five-time world champion was far from pleased with his performance despite making it to the next round of the tournament. In an interview after his win against Williams, Ronnie O’Sullivan went on to compare himself to football legend Diego Maradona and claimed that he’s similar to a ‘fat Maradona’. ALSO READ: Ronaldinho Looks To Come Out Of Retirement, Play Under Diego Maradona At Gimnasia: ReportWorld Snooker Championship: Ronnie O’Sullivan beats Mark Williams to enter semisRonnie O’Sullivan was on the brink of elimination from the World Snooker Championship in the quarter-finals after three-time world champion Mark Williams led by five frames. However, in a remarkable comeback, O’Sullivan fired five centuries as he went on to win 13-10 and book a spot in the semi-finals of the tournament. O’Sullivan will now face Mark Selby in the semi-finals of the World Snooker Championship but the Englishman revealed that he was far from pleased with his display against Williams and deemed his below-par performance ’embarrassing’. FOLLOW US ALSO READ: Did Maradona Endure More Brutality On The Field Than Messi, Ronaldo? This Video Is ProofRonnie O’Sullivan then added that although he may be talented, he’s not fit enough to play with the guys that are as talented as himself. “In snooker, you have the long game, the safety and the cue action as well but you also need the reliability”, explained O’Sullivan. The Englishman then concluded by saying that he cannot win the tournament being “either good or rubbish” but needed to be a bit more steady in his game. ALSO READ: Diego Maradona Releases Bizarre Video; Denies Claims Of Being Held Hostage: WatchRonnie O’Sullivan stats: Semi-final vs Mark Selby in storeMark Selby made it to the semi-finals of the World Snooker Championship following a comfortable 13-7 victory over Neil Robertson. Selby defeated O’Sullivan in the 2014 World Snooker Championship to win his first title. The pair have eight World Snooker Championships between them. Image Credits – Ronnie O’Sullivan Instagram / AP Arnold Dsouza last_img read more

DONEGAL DAILY’S NEW HEALTH & BEAUTY COLUMN: WIN FABULOUS NEW GARNIER PRODUCTS


first_imgNEW! DONEGAL Daily is kick-starting it’s new Health and Beauty section with a giveaway for one lucky reader to help kick-start your spring and summer beauty regime.All you have to do is send an email with your name, telephone number and home town and tell us what you’d like to read about in Health and Beauty.Send your email to [email protected] to reach us before noon this Friday May 3rd. One reader will receive a bottle of Garnier Body Ultimate Oil and the newly launched Garnier 5 Second Perfect Blur, exclusive to Boots. Usual Donegal Daily rules apply.Review: Garnier Body Ultimate Beauty Oil 150mlThis is a lightweight dry mist that super hydrates your skin. The oil is quickly absorbed so no hanging around waiting for it to dry before you dress. Another bonus is that it doesn’t transfer to clothing.I’ve been using this for a few weeks now and have seen a huge improvement in my skin. I applied it after showering and my skin felt soft and moisturised. I think it’s perfect for when it gets warmer and you will be baring your legs. It leaves a light sheen on the skin and is enriched with argan, macadamia, almond and rose oil. I loved that it wasn’t heavily scented, just a light pleasant fragrance.Review: Garnier 5 Second Perfect BlurGarnier 5 Second Perfect Blur, a smoothing and perfecting primer with optical effect. 5sec Perfect Blur takes 5 seconds to apply and improves the look of your skin immediately.This innovative formula diffuses light in all directions to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, open pores and uneven skin tone.In addition, its velvety texture leaves skin feeling incredibly smooth, soft, matte and feels comfortable to wear all day long. It blurs the appearnance of shine, fine lines and wrinkles. DONEGAL DAILY’S NEW HEALTH & BEAUTY COLUMN: WIN FABULOUS NEW GARNIER PRODUCTS was last modified: April 29th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL DAILY’S NEW HEALTH & BEAUTY COLUMN: WIN GARNIER PRODUCTSlast_img read more