Australian regulators give big boost to batteries, demand response

first_imgAustralian regulators give big boost to batteries, demand response FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Tesla and other proponents of virtual power plants and demand management schemes have scored a significant win after the country’s main energy market rule maker gave its support to the idea that they can compete freely on the wholesale electricity market.The decision announced by the Australian Energy Market Commission on Thursday is likely to encourage new players in the market to aggregate solar and battery storage installed in homes and businesses, as well as load controls, in a major shift to the way demand and supply is managed.It is also likely to encourage proponents of technologies that would manage the charging of electric vehicles, and the use of their combined battery capacity in the grid, and it could encourage peer-to-peer trading.In short, it means that customers with battery storage and electric vehicles can strike contracts with providers other than their main retailers to provide power to the grid when needed. It sets a signal that the Australian grid is finally moving to embrace 21st century technologies.That said, the AEMC – after years of deliberation and after initially rejecting the idea – has only given approval in principle. The idea still awaits a specific rule request that will likely repeat the battle between the proponents of new technologies, and those locked in the past.The decision by the AEMC in its Reliability Frameworks Review shapes up a major victory for the likes to Tesla, sonnen, Simec Zen, Reposit, Redback, Sunverge, and others who have argued for the development of “virtual power plants”. These are essentially rooftop solar and battery storage installations located “behind the meter” in homes and businesses which are connected by software. These “distributed energy resources” can be harnessed to help moderate prices and meet demand peaks.More: Win for Tesla, batteries, EVs and smart tech in Australian gridlast_img read more

Tearful Mexican cartel chief threatens government after mother’s detention

first_imgTopics : “I’m going to be a stone in your shoe. I’m going to blow up, you will see,” Yepez, wearing jeans with a rifle slung over his should, said in the video. Reuters was not able to independently verify the videos.Mexican security forces on Sunday said they arrested members of an organized crime group in a raid in Celeya, where they found a about 1 kilogram of a something resembling methamphetamine and 2 million pesos ($88,000).”Among the detainees are Maria “N”, Juana “N” and Rosalba “N”, alleged financial operators of the criminal organization,” Mexico’s security agencies said in a joint statement, without naming the Santa Rosa cartel or its leader.El Universal newspaper said Yepez’ mother, sister and girlfriend were all arrested.Yepez said he feared the authorities would frame his mother as one of the leaders of the cartel. “In my mother’s and my people name…I don’t fear you,” he said.Yepez also said he could form a coalition with the Sinaloa cartel or other crime groups in the north to fight Santa Rosa’s arch-foe Jalisco New Generation cartel, which has been on a bloody expansion drive to take over rivals’ territories across the country.  One of the most wanted Mexican cartel leaders threatened the government and his arch-foes in highly unusual video messages, including one where he can be seen fighting back tears after his mother was detained over the weekend.Jose “El Marro” Yepez, leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel, that has been a thorn in the side of the President Andres Lopez Obrador’s government due to his gang’s industrial-scale siphoning of petroleum from state-run oil company Pemex.In one of the videos widely shared on social media, Yepez can be seen lashing out against the government after his mother was allegedly arrested in a major security operation in the city of Celeya in Mexico’s bloodiest state, Guanajuato.last_img read more

LINK newsmagazine suggests..ime for a “NO VAT” Shopping Day!

first_imgLocalNews LINK newsmagazine suggests..ime for a “NO VAT” Shopping Day! by: – January 4, 2012 Share Share 10 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Parry Bellot. Photo credit: FlickrIn the hope of a better business climate in 2012, the latest issue of LINK newsmagazine (the Christmas edition) is suggesting that the Dominica government consider having a “NO VAT” shopping day sometime in the New Year.Similar to Barbados having successfully implemented the very original “duty-free” shopping day open to everyone, not just travelers, to help stimulate their economy, the newsmagazine believes that a “NO VAT” shopping day here in Dominica would not only help local consumers, but would also mean an increase in sales for local businesses on that particular day. In other words, a boost for the entire economy and beneficial to both buyer and seller! The St. Kitts government just last week announced something similar!It would seem that that kind of initiative be worthy of some consideration by the Ministry of Finance.Press Releaselast_img read more

Baldwinsville girls bowlers open with win over Central Square

first_imgIn the boys match, B’ville dropped a close 2-1 decision to the Redhawks, even though Dylan Williams shot a 609 series with a high game of 214.Dylan Love, with a 580 series and no game worse than 196, beat out a 574 series from Eric Hildreth as Dawson Bigtree had a three-game total of 519.Central Square, who improved to 3-0 this season, featured a 256 games and 660 series from Dimitri Queior and a 246 game and 614 series from Kevin Radziseski. Tags: Baldwinsvillebowling Not until last Friday were the Baldwinsville bowling teams able to take to the lanes to begin their respective 2019-20 seasons against Central Square.And it proved successful for the girls Bees, who blanked the Redhawks 3-0 at Green Acres Bowl with steady performances from its top three bowlers.Amelia Ponto shot a 578 series, with a high game of 211. Jenna Speich’s 201 game led to a three-game total of 537 as Jenna Hierzholer had a 534 set, helped by a 195 game. Kara Fredenburg led Central Square with a 510 series.center_img The Bees would take on Oswego in Tuesday’s home opener at B’ville Sports Bowl before a Friday trip to Lakeview Lanes to face Fulton.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Dodgers get no relief in St. Louis, lose 3-1 in Game 3 of NLDS

first_imgThat, as much as any ball or strike called Monday, is terrible.Left-hander Scott Elbert allowed a two-run home run to Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong in the seventh inning, snapping a 1-1 tie. Hyun-Jin Ryu had masterfully guided the game to that point, pitching six innings in his first start of the series. He had pitched only one inning the previous month. After the game, Ryu said through his interpreter that he could have gone back out for the seventh inning.“He was in complete control of the game for six strong innings,” Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis said.Mattingly instead gave the ball to Elbert, who had pitched just 4 1/3 major-league innings during the regular season.“Scotty’s a lefty that gives us an angle,” Mattingly said. “We haven’t had a lot of success with their lefties. We wanted to give them a different look.”Left-handed hitter Matt Carpenter hit the tying home run in Game 2, a two-run blast against Dodgers lefty J.P. Howell. Carpenter went 2 for 4 with another home run Monday, the only run allowed by Ryu. Carpenter is batting .500 in the series with three home runs.After Wong’s home run cleared the bases in the seventh inning, the Dodgers called on Brandon League to close out the inning. He did, but only because his leg got in the way of a hard-hit Matt Holliday grounder with runners on second and third. League recovered and threw Holliday out at first base.In the eighth inning, the Cardinals loaded the bases on a double by Yadier Molina off right-hander Brian Wilson, an intentional walk, and a single by Jon Jay against Howell.Wong hit a hard grounder back to the mound that Howell somehow backhanded with his glove, then threw to home plate to touch off a 1-2-3 double play to end the inning.The Dodgers nearly came back in the ninth inning.After Kemp struck out, Hanley Ramirez and Carl Crawford each hit singles against Rosenthal. That brought up Juan Uribe as the potential go-ahead run.Rosenthal got Uribe and Ellis to fly out to end the game. Now it’s up to Kershaw to save the season, then Zack Greinke on Thursday if the Dodgers can force a winner-take-all Game 5. Kershaw will be pitching on three days’ rest. The way their bullpen has performed so far in the series, the Dodgers might need him to pitch eight or nine innings to extend their season.“We’ve just got to win a ballgame (today),” Ellis said. “See if we can get it back to Dodger Stadium and play in front of our great fans there. Fortunately for us, it’s a quick turnaround. We’ve got our best competitor taking the mound. “We’re going to play for our season. That’s where we’re at right now.” Kemp didn’t waste his.“I’ve never reacted this way when it comes to the strike zone,” he said. “This was by far the worst I’ve ever seen.”Kemp thought that Scott should face discipline for his strike zone. He wasn’t alone.“We had a lot of guys complaining about the strike zone,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “We felt like he was really generous and that puts you in a bind, you keep getting pitches, changing counts. You can’t go too far with it, but really generous.”Whoever it was that ultimately took away the Dodgers’ bats — pitchers John Lackey, Pat Neshek and Rosenthal, or the umpire — he managed to neutralize their greatest asset to combat a Dodgers bullpen that’s allowed six runs in the first three games of the series. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img ST. LOUIS >> Surrounded by reporters, Matt Kemp didn’t want to repeat what he said to home plate umpire Dale Scott at the end of Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Monday. He didn’t have to.“Terrible. Terrible strike zone. I’ve never seen anything like it,” Kemp said following the Dodgers’ 3-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. “It’s supposed to be against a team and not an umpire. The umpire took the bat out of our hands tonight.”Kemp had just watched two 98-mph fastballs from Cardinals pitcher Trevor Rosenthal off the outside corner, nearly in the same location. The first was called a ball. The second was strike three. Had Kemp been ejected for arguing, none of the 47,574 spectators — a Busch Stadium record — would have been surprised. For the Dodgers, maybe it was better that Kemp spoke his piece. Within 24 hours, they would be playing to keep their season alive with Clayton Kershaw on the mound. There was no time to dwell on their 2-1 deficit in the best-of-five series.last_img read more

Bronte hits record form to win latest title

first_img12 Apr 2016 Bronte hits record form to win latest title English women’s champion Bronte Law broke three records as she powered to her latest win on the US women’s college circuit. She set a course record of eight–under 64 in the first round of the PING/ASU Invitational Tournament at the ASU Karsten Golf Course in Arizona. It was also the lowest round in the history of women’s golf at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she is a student. The world number four played the next two rounds in four-under (71 69) to finish on 12-under, setting a tournament record, and winning by three shots. It’s her second success of the college year, having previously won the Stanford Intercollegiate in October. In between, she has been second and tied-fourth on two occasions – and she’s currently ranked as the number one US women’s college player by GolfWeek. Law, from Bramhall in Cheshire, is no stranger to low scores. When she won her second English women’s championship last summer at Hunstanton in Norfolk she opened with nine-under 63 and went on to win on 13-under – and by 16 shots. Already this season she’s been joint runner up in the South American amateur and played in the first women’s Major of the season, the Ana Inspiration. She’s odds-on make her third appearance in the Curtis Cup this summer. Law is a member of England Golf’s women’s squad.last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonThis sweet girl is Wilma. She is now one of the shelter volunteer’s favorites with her beautiful coat and happy and loving temperament. She is always ready to join the volunteers for hikes on the trails around the shelter. She walks well on leash but does let the volunteers know that she would gladly go for longer walks if they were ready. Wilma is enjoying being in a safe place where she does not have to worry about finding food or a dry place to sleep. Wilma was a stray so we do not have any historical information on her.We have many great dogs and always need volunteers.  To see all our current dogs, visit , our Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. Contact us at or (360) 432-3091 to learn more about Wilma, volunteering, or to meet one of our other dogs.last_img read more

Money as Big Data: Mapping the History of Filthy Lucre

first_imgTags:#Data Services#Location#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting “Such a large collection of digital objects lends itself to the potential for meaningful quantitative analysis, including the geographical distribution of coins based on a variety of physical and categorical attributes…Dynamic visualization based on researchers’ queries can lead to hypotheses that would have otherwise never been considered.” In other words, allowing for the custom visualization of numismatic data might lead to intuitive leaps in the understanding of history by economists, art historians, classicists and others that both the coins themselves and the data itself would not. The interface, in the form of a widget set into the Nomisa site, is an open source build, with Apache Solr for the search index, OpenLayers for the display of maps and Ajax to connect the two in a usable interface. Once a coin is entered into Solr, the script Gruber has written checks the numismatic Nomisma (“a collaborative effort to provide stable digital representations of numismatic concepts and entities”) to place it geographically. “OpenLayers then builds its point layer with a KML file generated dynamically from the Solr search results for user’s query. A list of facets appears under the map, providing the user with the ability to filter results based on constraints like deity, material, denomination, issuer, and region.”The project is drawing from 400MB of numismatic data, consisting of 560,000 objects. When it launches in mid-March, as a part of the American Numismatics Society’s Collections site, it will have close to 200,000 georeferenced objects.You will be able to search geographically to see what coinage was produced in area mints. You will also have a slider controller that will allow you to fine-tune your searches in terms of time. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… curt hopkins Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Most people who aren’t coin queens don’t realize how important the little bits of bronze, silver and gold are to understanding our history. The American Numismatic Society‘s resident geek Ethan Gruber does. So he and the ANS are building a mapping interface for their huge numismatic data set. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Sachin scores record fifth World Cup hundred

first_imgSachin Tendulkar on Sunday reached another milestone as he became the highest century-maker in World Cup history by scoring his fifth hundred in the prestigious event.The 37-year-old Tendulkar reached the landmark during the group B clash against England when he glanced burly paceman Tim Bresnan for a boundary towards the fine leg region in the first ball of the 35th over. It was his 47th ODI century and his 98th overall.Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, current Australia captain Ricky Ponting and his former teammate Mark Waugh have all scored four World Cup hundreds.With Ganguly and Waugh retired, it is only Ponting who has a chance to match or surpass Tendulkar.Tendulkar scored 120 runs from 115 balls and the knock was adorned with five sixes and 10 fours.Tendulkar, playing his sixth World Cup, also holds the records for most runs and most half-centuries in the flagship event of the ICC.He has accumulated 1944 runs in 38 matches and has scored 13 fifties so far, followed by Ponting with 1577 runs in 41 matches.Ganguly is the only other Indian who has managed to score more than one thousand runs in World Cup matches.He scored 1006 runs in 21 matches and stands 11th in the list of highest run scorers in World Cup.During the course of his innings, Tendukar shared a magnificent 134-run partnership with for the second wicket with Gautam Gambhir, who scored 51 runs.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Judges Sworn in to Serve in Higher Posts

first_img Eight members of the judiciary have been appointed to serve at higher levels within Jamaica’s courts.They are David Fraser, who will act as Judge of the Court of Appeal, effective April 29, 2019 until July 31, 2019; Tricia Hutchinson, who has been appointed to act as Puisne Judge, effective April 24 to July 31, 2019; and Natalie Hart Hines, who has been appointed Master-in-Chambers, effective April 23.Also taking the Oath of Office were Yvonne Brown, Andrea Pettigrew Collins, Calys Wiltshire, Simone Wolfe Reece, and Anne-Marie Nembhard, who have been appointed Puisne Judges. Their appointments become effective April 23, 2019.They were sworn in by Deputy Governor-General, Hon. Steadman Fuller, during a ceremony at King’s House.Congratulating the new appointees, the Deputy Governor-General encouraged them to continue to maintain the high standard of professionalism that is required of them.“We know that they have already proven their worth, and we wish them all well as they assume their new responsibilities,” he said.Mr. Fuller said the country’s judicial system is highly respected in the region, the Commonwealth and the wider world, adding that “we continue, therefore, to be proud of the service rendered by our legal luminaries and the justice system”.“Across the region, across the Commonwealth and beyond, we enjoy an enviable reputation for the probity of our judges and the respect in which our judicial system is widely held,” he added.Mr. Fuller said the recent steps taken by the Chief Justice to improve the efficiency of the court system are important, adding that the administrative measures, coupled with the relevant technologies, are guaranteed to impact the timeliness of decisions and, ultimately, the greater satisfaction of all those connected with the courts of law.For his part, President, Court of Appeal, Dennis Morrison, urged the appointees to continue to serve the country with dignity, while upholding the rule of law.Meanwhile, Chief Justice, Bryan Sykes, said the appointments are critical in accelerating the rate of transformation to make the country’s courts more efficient.“This is not a reward for long service. Judicial appointments at higher or lower levels are expressions of trust, confidence in your ability to be balanced, fair and prepared to keep up-to-date with the law. In other words, you are prepared to work and work hard to ensure that the governance of Jamaica takes place in accordance with the rule of law,” he said.Responding on behalf of his colleagues, Mr. Fraser expressed gratitude for the trust reposed in them. “We aim to do our best,” he said. Eight members of the judiciary have been appointed to serve at higher levels within Jamaica’s courts. Story Highlights Also taking the Oath of Office were Yvonne Brown, Andrea Pettigrew Collins, Calys Wiltshire, Simone Wolfe Reece, and Anne-Marie Nembhard, who have been appointed Puisne Judges. Their appointments become effective April 23, 2019. They are David Fraser, who will act as Judge of the Court of Appeal, effective April 29, 2019 until July 31, 2019; Tricia Hutchinson, who has been appointed to act as Puisne Judge, effective April 24 to July 31, 2019; and Natalie Hart Hines, who has been appointed Master-in-Chambers, effective April 23.last_img read more