Authorities View post tag: Naval Bangladesh Naval Ship Docks in Colombo, Sri Lanka View post tag: asia View post tag: Bangladesh View post tag: News by topic Bangladesh naval ship, “SOMUDRA JOY” arrived at the port of Colombo in Sri Lanka on a three-day goodwill visit on April 28, 2015. The ship was welcomed by the officials from the High Commission of the Republic of Bangladesh and the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on arrival.The Commanding Officer of the ship, Commander AKM Afzal Hossain paid a courtesy call on the Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Dayananda Nanayakkara at the Western Naval Command Headquarters in Colombo. They held cordial discussions on matters of mutual interest and exchanged mementos to mark the occasion.The Bangladesh ship will stay in Sri Lanka until May 1 and the crew members are scheduled to take part in several special programs arranged by the Sri Lanka Navy during their stay to enhance the friendly relations between the two navies.Prior to the departure, the ship’s Commanding Officer is scheduled to call on the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy at the SLN Headquarters in Colombo on April 29, 2015.[mappress mapid=”15814″]Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: docks Back to overview,Home naval-today Bangladesh Naval Ship Docks in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 28, 2015 View post tag: ship View post tag: Colombo View post tag: Sri Lanka Share this article
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FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:Invenergy has begun construction on a five-phase, 1,310-megawatt solar center spanning three Texas counties, the energy developer and operator said on Wednesday.The company has already secured offtake agreements with several cities and large corporations for its Samson Solar Energy Center, with phases set to come online in 2022 and 2023. Though the solar will be divided over numerous neighboring sites, its total capacity is significantly greater than the 690-megawatt Gemini project, which currently holds the title for the largest solar project planned in the U.S. In recent years, Texas has become an epicenter for utility-scale solar development. While solar accounts for only about 2 percent of generating capacity in the territory of system operator ERCOT, it outranks all other categories in ERCOT’s interconnection queue. In an April report, ERCOT forecast that its installed solar capacity of about 2.3 gigawatts could double this year.While much of the solar development in the state has concentrated in West Texas, Invenergy will construct its first Texas solar project in the northeast part of the state, near the Oklahoma border. It’s expected to yield more than $250 million for private landowners and create about 600 jobs during construction.The greatest portion of Samson’s power output will go to telecommunications giant AT&T, which has signed a power-purchase agreement for 500 megawatts of capacity — a record purchase for the United States in the commercial and industrial domain. Honda is the next largest offtaker with 200 megawatts. McDonald’s will offtake 160 megawatts, the city of Bryan, Texas snapped up 150 megawatts, and Google contracted for 100 megawatts. Home Depot and the cities of Denton and Garland also each contracted for slices of under 100 megawatts. Invenergy declined to provide details on the contract prices.Chicago-based Invenergy is among the leading renewables developers in the U.S., with over 3.5 gigawatts of solar and wind contracted in the U.S. and Mexico. Long a heavyweight in wind, Invenergy’s interest in solar is more recent, though it ranks in the top 10 solar developers in the U.S., according to Wood Mackenzie. Earlier this year, it began operating what was then its largest solar project, a 160-megawatt array in Georgia. This Texas project is “at a new scale,” said Ted Romaine, the company’s senior vice president of origination, in a statement.[Emma Foehringer Merchant]More: Invenergy announces 1.3GW series of solar projects in Texas Invenergy begins construction on 1.3GW solar project in Texas, largest in U.S.
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12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Talk about timely. As I was preparing to write an article on IT Security training, it was reported that Hillary Clinton ignored the mandatory IT and cyber-security training, as did many of her counterparts in the state department during her tenure as Secretary of State. This is in no way a political blog post on my part, but merely a segway into discussing IT security training in credit unions. This recent report is only fueling the fire behind her email woes:Glaring shortcomings in cyber-security training throughout the State Department on former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s watch reflected a pervasive anti-security “culture” she encouraged there…Acting State Department Inspector General Harold W. Geisel issued six critical reports that charged top officials did not submit themselves to the department’s mandatory “security awareness training” during Clinton’s tenure…Senior officials from deputy assistant secretaries to chiefs of missions at U.S. embassies did not submit themselves to regular training sessions as required by the department and government-wide standards, according to Geisel… continue reading »
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The only certified triathlon in the world, the Ironman Triathlon, positively answered on the request of Nudzejma Softic from BiH to, as a girl with a hijab, takes part in the race in August 2017 for the first time.Nudzejma started running when she enrolled in Klix running school, and after six months she ran her first half marathon.After the first one, more half-marathons followed, and a after the race in Ljubljana, Nudzejma decided to try out the real marathon, which she successfully ran in Vienna and became the first woman with hijab who did it.She found out about Ironman after her coach Tomislav Cvitusic became Ironman and two of her friends participated on Half Ironman, and she followed and supported them.She managed to see the Ironman as something that she could try out, however, aware of their proposition and strict rules, she contacted the administration and consulted on participation. She wrote that she would like to participate and that she is ready to make certain changes in her look.Triathlon involves running, cycling and swimming, and as she already practiced two of the three disciplines, she decided to start with the training of swimming. She made a decision to put the participation in the Ironman Triathlon next year as her goal.“I asked if I could participate, because I knew that no women wearing the hijab participated in this triathlon before. They decided to consider my request and they called me after five to six days with a positive response and wished me best of luck,” said Nudzejma.Management of Ironman approved her participation, provided that the material of clothes in which she will compete have to be identical to the material of other competitors. She will be the first woman with a hijab who will compete in the Ironman Triathlon.“I am moving the borders and I advise everyone to do it. I’m glad to inspire young women, not only the ones wearing hijab, but young women in general. Some of them find motivation to go further. Everything can be done if you want it,” she said, adding that one must have a little foolishness, but it is absolutely worth it when you see how many people have done something good for her.She said that she is often contacted by young people from BiH and abroad who have started to deal with running and other sports thanks to her and that it is one of the greatest pleasures in life.(Source: S. B./Klix.ba)
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CHAMPS—IMANI CHRISTIAN ACADEMY The second semifinals game had the second seed Pittsburgh Pressure against Umoja. This game was a back-and-forth battle throughout that ended up going into overtime. The Pressure was led by Jack Marold, who had 10 points, two of which were scored in overtime. Joey Kusserow helped out with nine points. For Umoja, it was the Sean Lyons show throughout the whole game. He led all scorers with 20 points, six of which were scored in last four minutes to help send the game in overtime.In overtime Umoja was unable to continue to the success they were having late in the second half. They were getting tired and Lyons was unable to get free for good shots.The Pressure scored four points and that was enough to give them the 50-46 victory.Then it was time for the championship game.With a packed house, the two best teams all season were going to battle it out to see who was best. Throughout the first half and early parts of the second half there was no clear cut better team. No team had a lead bigger than four until midway through the second half.That was when the Pressure figured out what Imani was doing. They went on a great stretch where Imani couldn’t figure out their offense and they were playing some great team defense. However, after an Imani timeout they came out more focused on defense. With the help of Harris, who was later named MVP of the tournament, they were able to get back into the game.Harris finished with 10 points, seven of them coming in the second half. When Harris started to pick his game up that was when the whole team picked up their game as well. They were playing better defense and moving the ball a lot better on offense. That proved to be too much for the Pressure, who were trying to do it with only six players on their team.With Harris leading the way, Imani went on win the Connie Hawkins Youth Championship 45-36. by Anthony J. SchererFor New Pittsburgh Courier It was championship week for the Connie Hawkins Youth Summer League. The semifinals took place at the Penn Hills YMCA where the four top teams would face off to see who the best was.In the first game number one seed Imani went up against the four seed Rise High. Imani was led by Daylon Harris who had 18 points and Aidan Howard who added another 11 points. The combination of Harris and Howard was too much for Rise High. With only five players available, Rise High needed a boost and got it from Alex Kasardo, who scored 13 of the teams 29 points. But with Harris and Howard leading the way, Imani breezed into the finals by the score of 50-29.