Saudi company to build 250MW of solar in Ethiopia for $25/MWh

first_imgSaudi company to build 250MW of solar in Ethiopia for $25/MWh FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renewables Now:Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power has signed 20-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) for two solar projects totaling 250 MW with Ethiopia’s state-owned electricity producer Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP).The price agreed in the PPAs is USD 0.02526 (EUR 0.02295)/kWh, the company said in a statement on Sunday.The two projects, each with a capacity of 125 MW, were awarded to ACWA Power in the first round of the country’s solar programme, organised by the Public-Private Partnerships Directorate General (PPP-DG). They mark the company’s first foray into Ethiopia.The first solar plant will be located in Dicheto, in the Afar region, and the other one in Gad, in the Somali region. Once operational, the two solar parks will produce enough electricity to power 750,000 homes and save 320,000 of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions a year, the director of the PPP DG, Tilahun Haile, said.[Aleksandra Dimitrova]More: ACWA Power signs PPAs for 250 MW of solar projects in Ethiopialast_img read more

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Newcastle tops league table for fastest-growing office rents

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Scotland: Troubled glen

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Canary says yes to UK’s largest property float

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Relay for Life Cancer Awareness Pink Night Saturday at Independence

first_imgBy Ryan ClarkINDEPENDENCE, Iowa – The tradition of opening the month of June with a splash of pink continues this season at Independence Motor Speedway. The Saturday, June 7 program is the annual Relay for Life Cancer Awareness Pink Night at the Races.Race fans are encouraged to wear pink to the races that evening to help promote cancer awareness. Members from the area chapter of Relay for Life will be on hand selling merchandise to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Also a tradition, the annual helmet drive will again be held this season. A handful of drivers will make their way through the grandstands during intermission to help raise money for the cause. As an added bonus this year, the Saturday, June 7 program is also billed Fan Appreciation Night. After fans toughed out two lengthy rain delays during the May 31 race program, promoters Darin Burco and Todd Summers of S&B Promotions are showing their appreciation by cutting the general admission price in half for this Saturday’s show. Grandstand admission June 7 will be $5 for everyone ages 12 years and older. Kids 11 and under will be admitted free if accompanying a paid adult. Pit passes are $25.Gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps scheduled for 6 p.m. and racing to follow.last_img read more

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Ivan Toney admits to homesickness following switch to Newcastle

first_img “My mum’s not there to do everything for me, so I’ve got to be a big man for myself. “The football’s obviously a bit different tempo-wise but I’ve managed to adapt to it and I’m enjoying it.” Regarding homesickness, he added: “(There has been) a little bit, (and) missing my family a lot but other than that it’s all right.” Press Association Toney left the Sky Bet League Two Cobblers, his home-town club, for the Magpies in August and has since had one Barclays Premier League run-out – coming off the bench against Chelsea – as well as making two substitute appearances in the Capital One Cup. The 19-year-old told BBC Radio Northampton: “It was my first time away from home. center_img Teenage striker Ivan Toney has revealed he has had to contend with some homesickness since his summer move from Northampton to Newcastle.last_img read more

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Guyana and Windwards to clash in Regional U-19 50-Overs final

first_imgBy Brij ParasnathDEFENDING champions Guyana will get the opportunity to defend their West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Under-19 50-Overs title after they defeated Barbados by 85 runs in the decisive seventh round encounter at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex in St Vincent yesterday.Guyana advanced to the final which is scheduled for tomorrow at the Arnos Vale SC and they will do battle with Windward Islands, who rallied to beat Trinidad and Tobago by three wickets in a high-scoring match at the Park Hill playing field.At the end of the seven-team round-robin series, Windwards maintained their place atop the standings. Guyana finished second while Barbados had to settle for the third spot.Jamaica moved to fourth overall with an easy 72-run win over Leeward Islands at Sion Hill playing field while Trinidad and Tobago were relegated to fifth.Leewards and the ICC Americas teams occupied the minor placings at sixth and seventh respectively.For the third consecutive match, the Guyanese players demonstrated great fighting spirit and resolve to defend small totals and emerge victorious.The bowlers also produced excellent spells that confused their opponents and chartered some exciting victories that have now placed them in a position to successfully defend their regional limited-overs crown.Batting first at Arnos Vale SC, the venue for the grand finale; Guyana’s openers Ronaldo Renee and Sherfane Rutherford started well with Rutherford the aggressor who counted one six and two fours off 12 balls before he departed for 16.Renee and Raymond Perez were initially subdued but gradually got the measure of their opponents and shared a 38-run second-wicket stand. Renee made 25 with three fours off 62 balls.Perez was joined by West Indies Youth player Keemo Paul who produced a 33-run cameo that contained two sixes and two fours and a resultant 53-run third-wicket stand.Bhaskar Yadram (3) and Perez 37 (1×6, 2×4, 99 balls) departed at 121 and 122 and Guyana seemed to be in serious trouble, but Joshua Persaud (16), Ronaldo AliMohammed (15) and Marlon Hubbard (15) rallied the lower order and closed the innings at 183 all out in 49.5 overs.Tremaine Harris (3 for 34) and Nicholas Kirton (3 for 15) were the leading wicket-takers.Guyana bowlers Marlon Hubbard(4.5-1-11-4), Looknauth Chinkoo (8-0-30-2), Kheshram Seyhodan (7-2-18-1), Keemo Paul (5-0-17-1) and Sherfane Rutherford (6-1-13-1) played important roles in stifling the Barbados free-scoring batsmen and they folded up meekly for 98 in 37.5 overs with Shian Brathwaite 35 the top-scorer.In the other key match, solid contributions by Emmanuel Stewart (92), Johann Jeremiah (61) and Alick Athanaze (45) helped Windwards celebrate a famous victory against Trinidad and Tobago who must have felt that they would finish the tournament on a high, when they posted a challenging total of 258 all out in 48.3 overs.However, Windwards, spearheaded by talented 16-year-old Stewart, whose 92 came off 88 balls that included two sixes and nine fours; rallied to an exciting victory at 263 for 7 in 42 overs.Joshua DaSilva had top-scored for T&T with an attractive 88 that was decorated with three sixes and nine fours off 99 balls. Keagan Simmons and skipper Kirstan Kallicharan were the other leading scorers with 32 and 38 respectively.Jamaica tallied 167 runs for 8 wickets in their 50 overs with Brad Barnes 34, Dominik Samuels 32 and Andre Bailey 28 being the main scorers.Jamaica bowlers, especially Tyrone Daley (10-3-23-3), Jeavor Royal (10-2013-2) and Brad Barnes (8-2-18-3); were frugal and effective as they destroyed Leewards for 95 all out in 42 overs. At the end, it was a comfortable 73-run victory that propelled Jamaica ahead of Trinidad and Tobago in the final points standings.last_img read more

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Cricket News Happy Birthday Virender Sehwag – India’s Path-Breaker To Aggressive Cricket

first_imgNew Delhi: In Test matches prior to 2001, the openers had a blueprint of batting. They would stonewall and see out the new ball and then lay the base for the middle order to ensure they would carry the team to a great total. However, post 2001, a young Delhi opener changed the entire dynamics of batting. Employing the simple mantra of ‘See ball, hit ball’, this right-hander decimated bowlers in the opening spells of a Test. The aggressive batting at the top, which was more familiar in ODIs and T20Is, was possible only because of one man. Virender Sehwag changed the way how batting developed in Tests and his presence at the top gave India an intimidating edge.Sehwag turns 41 and with each passing year, his contributions to Indian cricket are remembered fondly. In Tests, along with his aggressive batting, he laid out the original benchmarks and records that every Indian has tried to overhaul. The first Indian to score a triple century in Tests, the only other player after Sir Don Bradman to hit two triple tons in Tests and his penchant for big scores on a regular basis.When he burst onto the scene in 2001 in Bloemfontein against South Africa, he had Sachin Tendulkar at the other end. In domestic cricket at that time, there was talks that there was a Tendulkar lookalike who was batting very much like how Tendulkar used to. The back-foot punch straight down the ground, the flick and the drive were all played like Tendulkar. It was no secret that Sehwag revealed that he had copied Tendulkar. Looks wise, you could not distinguish the two.He had not started well in his international career in Mohali against Pakistan in 1999. However, following the 105 in Bloemfontein on a seaming pitch and his century off 75 balls against New Zealand in an ODI at the SSC in the same year, Sehwag showed that he belonged on the big stage. In 2003 and 2004, Sehwag had a golden year, creating new ground in Australia and Pakistan as his contributions played a big part in India securing a draw in Australia and winning for the first time in Pakistan.His aggressive blueprint laid the base for India’s finest Test wins in 2008. In the aftermath of the Mumbai Terror attacks, Sachin Tendulkar’s epic 103 in the Chennai Test against England is remembered for how the nation healed after the deadly attacks. Many do not factor in Sehwag’s brutal 83 off 66 balls that laid the base for the fourth-highest chase in Test history.Also Read | If MS Dhoni cannot contribute, then selectors should tell him: Virender SehwagHis simple mantra and combined with the ability to back himself in any situation made Sehwag special. It is no surprise that today, future India players want to be aggressive just like Sehwag. Happy Birthday, Viru. Thank you for your contributions to Indian cricket. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Volleyball preps for San Diego opponents

first_imgSophomore outside hitter finalist for 2015 and 2016 Gatorade Texas Player of the Year (Sarah Kim | Daily Trojan)The No. 16 women’s volleyball team will head to San Diego this Friday to take on Louisiana and No. 23 San Diego in the SDSU/USD Challenge.The Trojans are coming off of a rough weekend in Milwaukee where they lost to then-No. 3 Brigham Young University and tournament host Marquette but secured a win in their third match of the weekend against Syracuse. This pair of losses came in spite of some impressive performances, including 13 kills each in the BYU match by three Trojan outside hitters: sophomore Brooke Botkin and juniors Khalia Lanier and Emily Baptista. The Women of Troy finished out the tournament in a positive fashion by winning three sets in a row against Syracuse by large margins. Another tournament away from home provides a challenge for the Trojans, especially considering that their second opponent, the University of San Diego, has the advantage of playing in front of its home crowd. The Toreros’ poor overall record of 2-4, including a 2-2 record at home, doesn’t seem to fit its Top 25 NCAA ranking. This apparent contradiction in record and ranking is indicative of the formidable opponents which they have already faced, including UCLA. This weekend, USD will be seeking to prove themselves deserving of the No. 23 spot after conceding a match to unranked Tennessee last weekend.The Ragin’ Cajuns of Louisiana are not to be ignored, as they have bolstered their squad with the addition of seven new players in the offseason. Louisiana has posted a record of 7-4 so far this season, although this match will be their first of the season against a Pac-12 team. Among the leaders of their attack is sophomore outside hitter Hali Wisnoskie, who garnered several awards for her standout performance last season, including Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year. Wisnoskie currently boasts 131 kills among 378 total attacks.The Trojans aim to combat the potent offenses of the San Diego and Louisiana squads with the talent and athleticism of their own players. They will look to freshman setter Raquel Lázaro, a two-time Pac-12 Freshman of the Week, as the linchpin of their defensive effort once again. The leadership of Lanier, who earned an MVP distinction for the Trojan Invitational, will also remain essential for a young team playing away from home.The SDSU/USD Challenge this Friday marks the end of tournament play for the Women of Troy this season as they begin to face Pac-12 opponents. So far, the Trojans have earned a record of 6-3 in tournament play while facing fierce competition such as No. 1 BYU.After Friday’s tournament, the Women of Troy will return home to play UCLA on Sept. 19. The Bruins are tied for the No. 16 in the NCAA rankings with the Trojans, after being swept by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in a two-game series on the road. Last season, USC defeated UCLA in their first meeting, while they lost in three sets at the Galen Center two months later. This season, the Bruins are also a young squad with two freshman starters: setter and opposite hitter Hawley Harrer and setter Devon Chang.The Trojans will face Louisiana at noon on Friday before playing San Diego at 6 p.m. They then face their toughest opponent of the week, UCLA, at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.last_img read more

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Mayo’s Keane cleared for Dublin clash

first_imgThe defender has successfully appealed against the red card that he was shown during the quarter-final win over Donegal.The GAA’s Central Hearings Committee last night downgraded the punishment from a red card to a yellow card offence.last_img

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