Endesa to replace 1.1GW Teruel coal plant with solar, wind and battery storage

first_imgEndesa to replace 1.1GW Teruel coal plant with solar, wind and battery storage FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:Plans for what is being billed as “Europe’s largest solar plant” have been put forward in Spain as the UN climate negotiations came to a close in Madrid.Endesa took the floor at the COP25 summit in Madrid to announce a roadmap to replace its major thermal power plant in the Teruel province with a renewable “megaproject.” José Bogas, CEO of the energy giant, spoke at the climate talks of a scheme to deploy a 1.7GW-plus green energy complex in Andorra, a four-hour drive east from capital Madrid.The installation would be mostly PV-powered – 1.585GW of the 1.7GW-plus total – but also feature a 139MW wind component and a further 160MW in energy storage systems.The capacity surge is meant to plug the gap left behind by a 1.1GW-plus thermal power plant Endesa is working to decommission at the same location, Bogas said. The coal-powered complex in Andorra – split into three equally sized plants – was commissioned between 1979 and 1980 and will be dismantled after Endesa got the green light from the Spanish government this year.According to the firm’s estimates, deploying the 1.7GW-plus in new solar, wind and storage capacity will require overall investments of around €1.487 billion (US$1.65 billion).The Andorra plans add to Endesa’s efforts to replace another coal complex – 1.052GW Compostillas, in the León province – with 390MW in new renewable capacity. [José Rojo Martín]More: Endesa to replace Spanish coal complex with ‘Europe’s largest PV plant’last_img read more

Peter King’s Fourth of July Message to Muslims

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) suggested this week that Muslim Americans should keep a keen eye on their own community during the July 4 weekend amid heightened security concerns.Speaking Wednesday morning on Long Island MacArthur Airport-based LI News Radio, King, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, urged Muslim Americans in the region to be proactive and to contact local police if they notice something—or someone—suspicious.“I am addressing it largely—or certainly to a large extent—to the Muslim community in this region because if there is a threat, if there is going to be something happening, it’s going to come from the Muslim community,” he said. The audio of his remarks was posted online by Buzzfeed.“They, among all others, if they see something, if they see someone who is new to their neighborhood, who they don’t think belongs there or is unusual for him to be there or her to be there, if they hear of any talk of anything happening, if they see different groups gathering—tell that to the police,” King continued.King’s remarks were in response to a question from the radio host who asked what the community could do to aid law enforcement.Homeland Security officials in recent days have urged law enforcement to remain vigilant over the holiday weekend due to recent attacks on the other side of the world by such groups as ISIS. But according to many news outlets, unnamed officials were quoted as saying, “There is no specific, credible intelligence to indicate” a threat over the holiday.At least one Muslim group was not thrilled with King’s advice.The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a national group based in Washington, D.C., issued an email newsletter likening King’s comments to “bigoted advice.”Muslim advocacy groups have been critical of government officials and law enforcement authorities enlisting citizens to monitor their own communities. The White House itself has promoted such a concept as part of its Countering Violent Extremism strategy. “That approach to American Muslim communities—or any belief community—reproduces the same harm as government surveillance and monitoring,” a coalition of Muslim advocacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, wrote in a letter to the White House last December. “The result of generalized monitoring—whether conducted by the government or by community ‘partners’—is a climate of fear and self-censorship, where people must watch what they say and with whom they speak, lest they be reported for engaging in lawful behavior vaguely defined as suspicious.”In an interview last week with the Press, King said he disagreed with a recent nationwide survey of law enforcement officials that found their chief concern was right-wing extremism, not Islamic terrorism. The Congressman insisted the threat of Islamic terrorism is “thousands” of times greater. The survey’s impending release was reported days after nine people were killed inside a historic black church in South Carolina. The alleged shooter purportedly espoused racist views toward blacks and was shown in photos wearing South African apartheid-era patches on his clothes and holding the Confederate flag.During his radio appearance on Long Island, King referenced arrests this year of alleged ISIS supporters in New York and speculated as to whether they had been working together. The most recent arrest came this week when a New Jersey man was accused of providing material support to ISIS.“I would just say that if you have five ISIS supporters arrested in New York in the lead up to the Fourth of July, that’s not a coincidence,” King said. “This wouldn’t be lone wolves; there has to be a level of coordination.”King’s advice for “the rest of us, would be: If you see anything—anything that looks suspicious—and or if you get a request from police to comply…like if the police say, ‘Go this way rather than that way,’ don’t be giving the cops a hard time. There will be a reaon for that over the next several days.”last_img read more

Traore out for ‘weeks not months’

first_img The Ivory Coast international reported a problem during the warm-up ahead of Saturday’s defeat at Chelsea and was immediately withdrawn from the starting line-up. “Obviously with this sort of injury it is normally weeks rather than months,” Martinez told City Talk 105.9. Everton’s on-loan striker Lacina Traore is expected to be sidelined for a number of weeks with a hamstring injury, manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed. “The type of player Lacina is, a sprinter, means these sort of injuries need to be well recovered.” The 6ft 8in forward arrived from Monaco, having not played since November because of the winter break in the Russian season while at previous side Anzhi Makhachkala, on January 24 with an existing hamstring injury to his other leg. That delayed his involvement until he scored on his debut in the FA Cup victory over Swansea on February 15, which remains his only appearance. He now looks like missing possibly the majority of March, so the return to fitness of Everton’s other on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku is timely. The Belgium international injured an ankle in the Merseyside derby defeat at Anfield a month ago but would have been fit to play last weekend had the match not been against parent club Chelsea. “Romelu has been working really well and been looking fresh and ready. It has been such a demanding season for him,” Martinez told evertontv. “You need to refresh a little bit and get back even stronger and that is where we will see the benefit. “He watches every single game and has been keeping an eye on what we have been doing.” Everton have appealed to fans attending Saturday’s match at home to West Ham to bring donations for a food bank to help less fortunate people in the city. Staff from the club’s community department will be collecting food and toiletries to be distributed at a ‘People’s Picnic’ at Goodison Park after the match with any leftover items donated to a local food bank and various Merseyside charities. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Martinez backs Marriner over error

first_img “Errors are part of the game and there will be errors, misjudgments and mistakes but that is part of football and you need to accept it because that is what makes football what it is. “It should be part of the game. It is not a black and white decision at times, it is a little bit more of interpretation. “I think we need to rely on the referees and I think the referees in this country are as good as they get.” In Saturday’s incident Oxlade-Chamberlain tried to tell Marriner he was the guilty party but the referee stuck to his original decision to send off Gibbs. Martinez said that was a good rather than bad example of the relationship between players and referees. “I think there is a really good relationship and referees are the ones to praise in that respect,” he added. “I’ve seen a lot of leagues around the world and referees don’t want to be seen to be talking to the players because they think it means they lose power. “I think the relationship in the British game is as good as it gets in world football maybe because the referee can trust the players a bit more. “Abroad the players are there to get decisions from the referee, they are there to try to con the referee so that is not a perfect way to start a relationship.” Former referee Dermot Gallagher believes Marriner should not be stood down this weekend and should be lined up to officiate another game. “If you are in a position where you’re going to stand a referee down for whatever period, whenever he goes back, the focus will be on him,” he told Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek programme on Sunday. “He’s made a genuine mistake and that’s all it was.” Everton manager Roberto Martinez has leapt to the defence of under-fire referee Andre Marriner and believes it is not in the interests of football to challenge every error made by match officials. Marriner wrongly sent off Kieran Gibbs for deliberate handball instead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in Arsenal’s defeat at Chelsea on Saturday. The referee, who was in charge of last year’s FA Cup final, apologised to the Gunners after the game and will learn later whether he has been dropped for the coming weekend’s games as a result of the mistake when the Premier League announces its match officials list later on Monday. Arsenal are likely to appeal against the dismissal on the grounds of mistaken identity and although the one-match ban will be transferred to Oxlade-Chamberlain, there has been some suggestion the Gunners will then appeal the suspension as the shot appeared to be going wide, and that therefore a goalscoring opportunity was not denied. Martinez believes referees should be given some leeway in terms of the errors they make and does not believe new rules should be introduced to make greater user of technology. “I wouldn’t think you should put something in place if that happens again because it is so rare and I think at that moment the referee was completely sure,” said the Toffees boss. “I think we would be going a little bit too far. I think goalline technology was a really important breakthrough but from that point on I think we need to allow referees to do their job. “I am sure in that incident he would have listened to the players and listened to the fourth official to try to get some help, but you need to be strong. “Andre Marriner has incredible experience and it was one of those situations that happens in football. “We have an elite group (of referees) in our league and for me it is one of the best in world football. “We need to increase that group and help them have good training and development but we need to let them get on with their job. Press Associationlast_img read more

NFF Leadership Tussle: FIFA Hammer Imminent, Says Keyamo

first_imgThe counsel to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Festus Keyamo (SAN), Wednesday said Nigeria was at the risk of a FIFA ban following the latest developments in the NFF.A Jos court failed to deliver judgement on the case between the embattled NFF President Amaju Pinnick and his challenger, Chris Giwa.The four year-old case was expected to be resolved at the Federal High Court in Jos, Plateau State on Tuesday but it was adjourned to September 25. Pinnick has been the NFF president since 2014 but a Supreme Court ruling two weeks ago gave Giwa the mandate, and he has since assumed office. Justice Musa Kurta, the presiding judge in the case between Yahaya Adama and Aminu Maigari, had, on June 5, given an ex-parte order granted Giwa and others, pending the determination of an application challenging the jurisdiction of the court to hear the case. Instead of finally resolving the case, drama ensued on Tuesday as both sets of lawyers failed to agree on certain processes and Justice Kurye adjourned to September 25, as he noted that the court was on vacation.Keyamo told NAN in an interview that an imminent ban loomed for Nigerian football if the right steps were not taken by the parties involved.“The grave implication of the adjournment and failure to resolve this case is that Giwa will continue to claim leadership of the NFF in defiance of his lack of recognition by FIFA and the global body could ban the country.“The only NFF recognised by FIFA is the one headed by Pinnick, who is also the Vice-president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).“I have pointed out to the court that the FIFA hammer is eminent. Let us not pretend that this is not happening.“This is not for myself, Pinnick or Giwa but for the future of our country. It is for the future of our children who earn a daily living from football.“The loss and catastrophe will be so colossal that even our local league will be affected. So, I am just sounding a note of caution to everyone involved that the earlier we dispose of this, the better,” he said.He noted that FIFA had already reacted in a letter written to NFF, stressing that the world football governing body did not mince words in the letter.“It clearly stated that what is happening in Nigeria is seen as an interference in the affairs of football because the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) had decisively given its verdict on this matter.“Giwa and Co. lost in CAS and were given a worldwide ban and as such FIFA noted in the last paragraph of the letter that if the case was not rescinded, it could lead to severe sanctions on Nigerian football,” he said.On the issue of the appearance of a new counsel, Samuel Shankyula, who announced that he now defends Maigari and Ahmadu with an affidavit deposed to the effect, the senior advocate said: “We are going to confer with our clients with regards to the latest developments in the case.“The new counsel showed up from nowhere because he did not contact us previously. We were not informed by Maigari and Ahmadu of any development in this matter.“We had previously defended Maigari and Ahmadu from the court in Jos to the Court of Appeal, all the way to the Supreme Court and back to the court in Jos and they did not raise any objection.“All of a sudden because of certain intrigues in the football family, they appeared in court on Tuesday to say they were no longer willing that we represent them.“It also clear that the new lawyer in question has taken sides with Giwa… so, these are all the intrigues going on,” he said.Keyamo has been defending the trio of Maigari, Ahmadu and Plateau State Football Association as well as the 36 states and the FCT associations until the latest development.In his reaction, Giwa noted that there were no issues with regards to who the legitimate president of NFF was, adding that he was fully in charge of the Nigeria football house as things stood.“Most importantly is the fact that the new counsel to the case clearly admitted that the election that produced Pinnick was marred by some challenges.“The counsel also advised that both parties adhere strictly to the Supreme Court ruling which restored the orders of the Federal High Court, setting aside the purported election into the Executive Committee of the NFF held on September 30, 2014,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Rightlander “will significantly improve our affiliate compliance”, says Argyll director

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Share Share Argyll orders full compliance makeover with TruNarrative  August 17, 2020 Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Rightlander tackles ‘bad actors’ with new compliance tool August 12, 2020 Online operator Argyll Entertainment insists that its latest agreement with compliance tool Rightlander will significantly improve “affiliate compliance processes and procedures”.Argyll, which operates the RedZone, SportNation and GiveMeBet brands, will now use Rightlander’s advanced solutions in an attempt take its compliance procedures to the next level.  Rightlander will scan Argyll Entertainment affiliate websites, monitoring all activity which mentions or links to their brands for compliance related breaches, whilst also searching for certain events and conditions defined by the operator.Argyll Entertainment Commercial Director Philip Bell explained: “Affiliates are a significant source of new player traffic to our sportsbook brands, but we want to ensure they are engaging this traffic in a responsible and compliant manner.“Rightlander will significantly improve our affiliate compliance processes and procedures and ensure all of our partners are playing by the rules.”  Ian Sims, founder of Rightlander, added: “We are delighted to have joined forces with another big-name operator to help them improve their affiliate compliance initiatives.“Argyll Entertainment is among a growing number of gambling operators that are prioritising affiliate compliance and our tool is a great way for them to do this. It takes on much of the heavy lifting making it easy for operators to ensure affiliate compliance.”last_img read more

Rudiger calls out morons as he is subjected to monkey chants at Spurs

first_imgAnd last night the PFA called for a government enquiry into racism within football.Tottenham and Chelsea united to condemn the ‘sickening’ abuse and Spurs launched an investigation into the incident which came minutes after Son Heung-min was sent off for kicking out at Rudiger.Rudiger tweeted: “It is really sad to see racism again at a football match, but I think it’s very important to talk about it in public.“If not, it will be forgotten again in a couple of days as always. I don’t want to involve Tottenham as an entire club into this situation as I know that just a couple of idiots were the offenders.“I got a lot of supportive messages on social media from Spurs fans as well in the last hours — thank you a lot for this​“I really hope that the offenders will be found and punished soon.“And in such a modern ground like the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with dozens of TV and security cameras, it must be possible to find and subsequently punish them.CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest on the BluesEnglish football’s racism roll of shameSUNSPORT highlights some of the high-profile racist incidents which have shamed our game this season…SEPT 21: Hartlepool’s Gus Mafuta is among several players abused in their National League clash with Dover.DEC 7: Manchester City fan gets caught on camera at the Etihad allegedly making monkey gestures at Manchester United’s Brazilian midfielder Fred.DEC 7:  A 13-year-old Burnley supporter is ejected from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for allegedly making a racist gesture at Spurs’ Son Heung-min.DEC 21: Millwall chiefs vow to identify a supporter who racially abused a Barnsley player at The Den.“If not, then there must have been witnesses in the stadium who saw and heard the incident.“It’s just such a shame that racism still exists in 2019. When will this nonsense stop?”Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld added: “It does not belong in football, I hope they find the individuals  because  we are all sick of it.”Chelsea captain Azpilicueta revealed after the final whistle that he wants those in charge to help eliminate racism in football as soon as possible.Azpilicueta said: “It is made very clear to us that if we have heard any racist incident to report it.“Toni came to me and he told me he was listening in the crowd to monkey noises and my job as a captain is to go straight to the referee and to report it.“We are very concerned and aware of the problems. We must work together towards the eradication of the problem.”5 Son was sent for kicking out at Rudiger during a challenge in Spurs’ loss to ChelseaCredit: AFP or licensors5 Spurs star Son was sent off after a VAR review which prompted a fan to abuse RudigerCredit: AFP or licensorsAfter the flashpoint, the PA announcer said on three occasions: “Racist behaviour among spectators is interfering with the game, please remember in football there is no place for racism.”​It is understood that this was referencing the one incident in question.​It is the first time Fifa’s racism protocol has been used in the Premier League.The North Londoners released a statement after the game, saying: “We are now conducting a thorough investigation which will include liaising with Chelsea and their players for their observations.”Any form of racism is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated in our stadium.”We take any such allegations extremely seriously and shall take the strongest possible action against any individual found to be behaving in such a way, including stadium bans.”Rudiger incident timeline61mins 29secsSON HEUNG-MIN is shown a straight red card by referee Anthony Taylor — after VAR ruled he had kicked out at Antonio Rudiger.62mins 58secsCHELSEA defender Rudiger makes a monkey gesture to Cesar Azpilicueta — to warn his own skipper   he has been racially abused.64mins 00secsAZPILICUETA lets the ball go out and alerts ref Taylor that his team-mate has suffered abuse —pointing towards the corner-flag area.64mins 30secsREFEREE Taylor runs over to speak to the fourth official — as well as managers Jose Mourinho and Frank Lampard — to explain the situation.65mins 17secsTHE controversy is not over as Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga alerts the officials that missiles have been thrown from behind his goal.5 Rudiger and Chelsea team-mates were also targeted with objects thrown from the crowdCredit: AFP or licensorsThe Professional Footballers’ Association are determined to make a stand.It released a statement saying: “We believe the time has come for all governing bodies to unite collectively to end this abuse.“The PFA calls for a government enquiry into racism and the rise in hate crime within football.”Speaking on Sky Sports, pundit Gary Neville criticised those involved in the racist abuse, saying:  “How long before the players take matters into their own hands?”If they walked off, could you blame them? No.”When it happens in other countries, we rightly scream for punishment, but we should scream equally as loud in this country. It’s not just about football.”Later he added: “We have a racism problem in England. The Premier League has to stand up. They hide behind the FA.”We just had a general election in this country with both leaders accused of fuelling racism in their parties.”If it’s accepted in the highest office in the country, it’s a far bigger problem (than one individual).”We maybe have to empower the players to walk off the pitch to stop the entertainment.”The PFA have to act, they have to protect players in this country, players are receiving abuse and that’s unacceptable.”Stop pointing the finger towards the Spanish and Bulgarian FA, and sort out your own house.”Latest Chelsea NewsLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaCOURT ORDERKante ‘ordered to appear in court’ in £3.4m legal battle with former agentBRIDGE OF SIGHSChelsea stars ‘bored’ and Hazard suffered under Sarri, says ex-No2 ZolaGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeThe FA are expected to probe the North Londoners after missiles nearly hit Chelsea’s No 1 Kepa Arrizabalaga.​Spurs boss Jose Mourinho said: “It saddens me. I hate racism in society, I hate racism in football.​Blues boss Frank Lampard said: “Of course I am going to support Toni. It has to be dealt with.”Chelsea no closer to deals for Reece James and Tammy Abraham ANTONIO RUDIGER asked “When will this nonsense end?” after being targeted with monkey chants by a racist Spurs fan.A fiery London derby was halted in the 63rd minute when Rudiger said there was racist chanting before Blues skipper Cesar Azpilicueta told referee Anthony Taylor about the alleged incident.5 Antonio Rudiger claims he was racially abused by a Spurs fanCredit: Sky Sports5 Cesar Azpilicueta alerted the referee and an announcement was made over the TannoyCredit: Sky SportsBiiiiiiig Wiiin! 💙👊🏾👊🏽👊🏻 #NoToRacism #PleaseGetSomeBasicEducation #AlwaysBelieve #Hustle #cleansheet @ChelseaFC pic.twitter.com/jootvSITzZ— Antonio Rüdiger (@ToniRuediger) December 22, 2019last_img read more