Five things the San Francisco Giants must do in June

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. BALTIMORE — After losing eight of their last nine games, the San Francisco Giants have provided the franchise’s front office with a sense of clarity.Unlike in 2018, when the Giants hovered around .500 and remained within striking distance of a wildcard spot, this year’s club has completely fallen out of contention.Only the Miami Marlins own a worse record in the National League and after the Giants lost two of …last_img read more

Dube solar project in time for COP17

first_imgWhen complete, the rooftop solar systemwill be the biggest in Africa.(Image: Dube TradePort)MEDIA CONTACTS • Vincent ZwaneDube TradePort marketing and PR+27 32 814 0000Emily van RijswijckThe first phase of a massive rooftop solar energy project is currently underway in Durban. KwaZulu-Natal. The project was launched just ahead of COP17, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change talks which began in the harbour city on 28 November.Once both phases are completed in April 2012, the project will be Africa’s biggest rooftop solar installation, generating in excess of 600 kilowatts peak (kWp) – this is sufficient to power two fresh produce packing and logistics facilities.The project is located in the massive new multi-use Dube TradePort development, 30 kilometres north of Durban.About 990 solar panels will be attached to the roofs of two warehouses in the AgriZone, the trade port’s agricultural hub.In the first phase, the project will generate 220 kWp in total, equivalent to supplying 150 households with electricity.“With the completion of the second phase, an additional 400 kWp will be produced, making this the largest roof mounted photovoltaic system in Africa,” confirms AgriZone project executive Mlibo Bantwini.The solar panels have capacity to provide power for all the needs of the energy-intensive fresh produce pack houses. In the first phase alone carbon emissions will be reduced by 294 tons per year.Using the latest solar technology, little or no maintenance will be required other than to clean the panels from time to time.“This system will not require any major further investment for the next 20 years and will bring about considerable reduction in carbon emissions,” says Bantwini.Looking to the futureThe Dube TradePort is a 60-year master development plan consisting of several complementary and interconnected developments.The completed development will comprise the new King Shaka International airport, the Dube TradeZone linked to the Dube cargo terminal, and Dube City, a property development which will serve aviation and local communities. The plan is to make the city into a green precinct.The first phase of the airport, cargo terminal, trade zone and Dube City has been completed and is fully operational.The AgriZone is one of the key components of this multibillion-rand project, and includes the most advanced greenhouse hydroponics facility in Africa. Through its climate controlled greenhouses it already produces 50 000 cucumbers and three tons of tomatoes per week for large retailers.A sophisticated tissue culture facility with the capability to propagate three-million plants per year is also located here.A separate greenhouse for cut flowers and pot plant production will be developed in 2012. The project currently employs more than 100 local people.Aviation and cargo clusterDube City is the first purpose-built aviation orientated city in Africa. On completion, the 24-hectare facility will include a mix of hotels, conference and entertainment venues, retail stores, and company head offices.Speed and turnaround times are key to freight handling. According to Bantwini the Dube cargo terminal has the most sophisticated ramp-handling equipment available in South Africa.A fully automated air bridge conveyer system provides direct access to air freight forwarding companies in the adjacent TradeZone. A major advantage is that Customs, the Department of Agriculture, Department of Port Health, South African Revenue Service and South African Border Police are all housed within the cargo terminal, says Bantwini.“For the first time in South Africa, customs services are fully integrated with cargo terminal operations, providing one-stop regulatory, all-hours service for the convenience of shippers and forwarders.”Addressing challenges of climate changeThe Dube TradePort as a company also views itself as a responsible developer which responds proactively to climate change in all aspects of its business. To realise its vision Dube TradePort is working together with Swedish climate consultancy and carbon offset company Tricorona Climate Partner.“In response to the challenges of climate change and as the host city of COP17, we would like to accelerate our efforts in lowering our climate impact, and develop a more sustainable business model in the aviation and trade port business” says Rohan Persad, Dube TradePort CEO.Rainwater harvesting, recycling and converting green waste into compost are just a few of the strategies to be implemented in the future.“A rehabilitation program over three years will revive 619 hectares of the grounds while the cargo terminal’s paperless trade program has already been initiated, and will in time dramatically reduce its own paper use as well as that of its related customers and service providers,” Bantwini adds.Eskom goes solar In the meantime, Eskom, South Africa’s national power utility has launched the first of its three solar photovoltaic pilot projects at the Lethabo Power Station near Vereeniging in Gauteng. Kendal in Mpumalanga and Eskom’s head office at Megawatt Park in Gauteng will likewise be fitted with solar panels.The entire project will cost about R90-million (US$11-million) and will supply electricity for internal use at the two power stations and at the head office. The expected reduction in the company’s carbon footprint is about 2 845 tons a year.The lessons learned from the pilot projects will support the rollout of these systems across all Eskom’s coal-fired stations over time, the utility confirmed.The total electricity generated from all three solar plants will be about 1.55 megawatts (MW).Eskom was also looking to other renewable sources.“We have undertaken to invest in renewable energy projects and in cleaner coal technologies and these solar panels are an important first step towards that,” said Eskom CEO Brian Dames at the launch of the project.The utility’s Sere Wind Farm near Koekenaap in the Western Cape province will, on completion, generate 100 MW of power, with construction planned for early 2012.last_img read more

CrsytalsRus Purple Chaton Diamond crystal Swirl spiral hair pin clip bling diy bridal wedding event, Perfect

first_img Posted on July 5, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Clips & BarrettesTags CrsytalsRus These look fantastic in and give a real feeling of glam to any night out. The stones are very dark and at first i thought i been sent black ones. I really had to tilt to the light to see the true colour. Key specs for Purple Chaton Diamond crystal Swirl spiral hair pin clip bling diy bridal wedding event:Silver metal with high quality chaton diamond glass crystalsEasy to insert in many hair styles using the twist functionQuantity: 6 Twist Hair PinsHand Made In UK by VarsanyEvery order comes with a Varsany Velvet PouchComments from buyers“Red Charon diamond crystal spirals , Lovely , Perfect “ Bit darker than i expected, but very beautiful and arrived very quickly (i ordered a lot of things and this product was the first to arrive of all of them). Delivered within a couple of daysreally please with colour matched my outfit perfectly. Really pretty and great value for money. Very fast delivery – thank you. Lovely item – received quickly and true to colour and description. Came with a nice little bag and an ‘iron on’ gift. Received some lovely compliments when i wore the swirls in my hair at a wedding. Great product and very pretty. Perfect exactly as described and arrived two days after ordering. Good value for money, but i didnt recieve the pouch. Clearly states that a pouch would be included. Absolutely love these, had them put in for new years eve party and got loads of compliments about them. Well worth the money and the velvet pouch is lovely. I was really happy with the gold crystal hair pins i purchased from crystalsrus – they are beautiful and have helped me revamp and old outfit to wear to a wedding. The quality of the pins is excellent and i loved the pretty velvet pouch they came in – which made it really easy for me to take along to the hairdressers. Delivery was also excellent and i’d also like to thank you for including the free gift crystals which i will probably use for my card making. Lovely little hair jewels will match my outfit perfectly. Super fast delivery really pleased. Very quick delivery, and came secured in a lovely velvet bag, i wore them on my wedding day and they stayed in place. These are exactly as advertised and although i haven’t used them yet, i can’t wait to try them out in the up-do i’m to have for my role as maid-of-honour at my best friend’s wedding. I brought green, blue and purple. Very pleased they arrived in a matter of days cant wait for my flower girls to have them in their hair on my wedding day. Very pretty and exactly the right colour. Rapid dispatch and came with individual bags for storage and as a pretty gift for bridesmaids. Great product, prompt arrival as well. A ⭐️ seller. We were very happy, they looked beautiful in my daughters hair for prom. They are just what i was after only down fall was one of them broke as o was taking them out of packet but still have the others so didn’t really bother me. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-07-05 13:53:14Reviewed Item Purple Chaton Diamond crystal Swirl spiral hair pin clip bling diy bridal wedding eventRating 4.8 / 5  stars, based on  28  reviewslast_img read more

Ohio State Fair scholarships available

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In an effort to recognize outstanding Ohio youth and to help those interested in furthering their education, the Ohio Expositions Commission has established a scholarship program.The purpose of these scholarships is to assist high school juniors and seniors (2018-2019) and graduates who are continuing their education at an accredited institution in an undergraduate course of study in any field.Scholarships will be awarded to junior exhibitors during the Ohio State Fair. Applicants will be judged on scholastic standing, citizenship and leadership, Ohio State Fair participation, county fair participation, and financial need. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2019. For more information visit: ohiostatefair.com/scholarships/.last_img read more

Kairana MLA makes communal appeal to Muslims in viral video

first_imgIn a video that went viral on Monday, Nahid Hasan, Samajwadi Party MLA from Kairana, was heard making a communal appeal to Muslims to not buy goods from shopkeepers who were close to the BJP. “Buy your grocery from Jhijhana or Panipat (neighbouring towns). If you take this pain for a month, these shopkeepers would understand your value. Their homes run because we buy goods from them. Still we have to suffer,” he was heard saying. He also described the administration as “BJP-minded”.Later, he clarified that he was speaking for the poor. “I was speaking for the vendors who were being forcibly removed from the market by the administration that is biased towards the BJP supporters,” he alleged.The Shamli police has taken cognisance of the video. SP Ajay Kumar said he has constituted an inquiry committee under Additional Superintendent of Police Rajesh Srivastava to check the veracity of the video and the context of the appeal made by the MLA and submit its report in a day. “Following the orders of the District Magistrate, we are undertaking an anti-encroachment drive in the town. We are removing squatters from government land. It is not against vendors of any one community,” Mr. Srivastava told The Hindu.last_img read more