K2 Management Opens Beijing Office

first_imgK2 Management has opened an office in Beijing to support China’s wind and solar market.Active in Asia since 2010, K2 Management has been working in China on several projects for local and international clients.Country Director for K2 Management in China, James Wu, said: “We think the time is right for us now to be present in China, especially as offshore wind is now really taking off. There is a growing demand for independent, experienced support, so we decided to put down roots in China. This means we are better able to support our local as well as international clients who have an interest in the market.”The office, based in the business area of Beijing, is already working on projects and forms part of the Asia Pacific arm of the company which has offices in Thailand, South Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Australia.“With strong support from the government through the implementation of a renewables strategy, and a demand from both developers and investors seeking expertise in developing projects, we are looking forward to supporting the country in achieving its energy goals and supporting the growth of this promising market,” said Per Melgaard, co-founder of K2 Management.last_img read more

Family First NZ faces deregistration

first_imgNZ Herald 6 May 2013Family First NZ says it will be deregistered as a charity because of its views on gay marriage. National director of Family First Bob McCoskrie said the group has received notification the Charities Commission intends to deregister the organisation. He said the decision was highly politicised and showed groups that think differently to the politically correct view will be targeted. “The Commission argues that Family First’s efforts to represent the voice of 80 per cent-plus of families on the anti-smacking law or half of New Zealanders on attempts to redefine marriage, for example, have no ‘public benefit’, and that it is in the ‘public interest’ for Family First to be deregistered.” He said the timing of the notification was cynical, in that the Commission deliberately held off until after the final reading of the gay marriage bill, despite saying a final decision would be made at the end of January. Mr McCoskrie said other reasons given for deregistration were that it had held a conference and invited speakers that promoted its viewpoint, and that it invited people to join. “But it did say that one of the things was that we supported a view of family that was not in the public interest.”http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10881782last_img read more

Mary Rose Brogan, 63

first_imgMary Rose Brogan, 63, Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at her residence in Greensburg.Born May 9, 1952 in Greensburg, she was the daughter of Harold E. and Rose C. (Dwenger) Powers.She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed watching NASCAR racing and cheering on her favorite driver, Jimmy Johnson. She also enjoyed hearing and counting how many times her grandson’s name was called on the radio during high school football games. She retired from Print Pak in 2011 after working there for many years.She was married to John Dennis Brogan on October 14, 1972 and he survives.She is also survived by two sons, Daniel Eugene (Shannan) Brogan, Vevay, David Scott (Angela Dawn) Brogan, Greensburg; three daughters, Shirley (Scott W.) Wilson, Greensburg, Jennifer Denise (John Christopher Thornton) Brogan, Greensburg, Kayla Richelle (Clayton) Ainscough, Greensburg; five brothers, Harold “Tony” (Norita) Powers, St. Paul, Donald (Dawn) Powers, Ghent, KY, Art (Christine) Powers, Sandusky, Andy (Dawn) Powers, Greensburg, Jacob (Vicki) Powers, Illinois; two sisters, Angela Miller, Greensburg, Dot Perkins, Clay City; twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Raymond Powers; three sisters, Rita Sallee, Mabel Kay Yorn, Susan Wilmer.Visitation will be held on Monday from 4 to 7:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the funeral home with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Interment will be held in the South Park Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the Cancer Care Center in Columbus, Indiana.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Former Super Eagles striker eager to revive dwindling career

first_imgFormer Everton and Sunderland striker, Victor Anichebe, is warming up for football actions and he has decided to complete his ‘unfinished business’ in England. Anichebe,32, last played competitive football in 2017 when he moved to China to play for Beijing Enterprises. Last year, the ex-Nigeria international had a trial at League One club Doncaster Rovers which was not successful, however, he awaits the right opportunity in England after snubbing offers from abroad. Anichebe scored 26 goals with 13 assists in 204 Premier League appearances for Everton, West Bromwich Albion, and Sunderland. “I feel hungry to play but only if the right opportunity comes,” Anichebe told Sky Sports. “I am working on a lot of other things right now but if the right opportunity comes then I would definitely play. “Last year I trained with my friend Darren Moore at Doncaster. It was really good to be in and around [the team atmosphere]. “It took me about a week to get the fitness but I felt good. I am looking forward, if the right opportunity comes, to getting back into it. read also:Ayegbeni: How injuries destroyed Anichebe’s careerAdvertisement Loading… “I have had a few options to go abroad but I feel I want to play in England. I feel like I have unfinished business in England. I would prefer to stay in England for another two years. “Right now is the fittest I have ever been. We will see if a good opportunity comes and I’ll assess if I actually want to take it and we’ll go from there.” Anichebe has been actively involved in the Black Lives Matter movement which confronts racism against black people. He recently admitted the BLM march he attended in Liverpool has made him enrol for some courses, and he is now interested in buying a football club to make a statement. “I would like to go down that route of owning a team,” he added. “I do have a group of people that are quite wealthy guys and together we could come together and go down that route.” “I spoke to Tim Howard, who is part of a group that bought a club in America and they also own a club here [in the UK]. “I don’t see why we can’t all come together [as players] and buy clubs. I do think that is another way to really affect change. Instead of wanting change, we can be change ourselves. We can place ourselves in those positions.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Great Ancient Mysteries Of ChinaMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

CS Matiang’i transfers 98 Deputy County Commissioners

first_imgInterior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has Wednesday transferred to various stations across the country 98 Deputy County Commissioners and appointed 84 new commissioners in the same capacity.These changes in the State Department of Interior and Citizen Services according to a statement sent to newsrooms will take effect immediately.Other changes in the State Department of Interior and Citizen Services include Ministry HeadquarterGet breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 Appointed Mr. Moffat Kangi as the Principal Administrative SecretaryAppointed Mr. Wilson Njega as the Secretary Internal SecurityAlso Read  SRC moves to address pay disparities  Transfers of Regional CommissionersTransferred Mr. Wilson Njega from Nairobi Region to Office of the President Head QuartersTransferred Ms. Anne Ngetich from Western Region to Office of the President Head QuartersTransferred Mr. James Kianda from Nyanza Region to Nairobi RegionAppointment of Regional Commissioners,Appointed Magu Mutindika as Regional Commissioner Nyanza RegionAppointed Esther Maina as Regional Commissioner Western RegionTransfer of County Commissioners as below;Onesmus Kyatha from Mandera County to Mombasa CountyJoshua Nkanatha from Kajiado County to Marsabit CountyEvans Achoki from Marsabit County to Kajiado CountyMichael N. Tialal from Siaya County to Garrisa CountyGilbert B. Kitiyo from Mombasa County to Mandera CountyStephen Kihara from Kisii County to Uasin Gishu CountyMwangi Meru from Garrisa County to Narok CountyGeorge Omoding from Bomet County to Kakamega CountySamuel Kimiti from Narok County to Bungoma CountyOlaka Kutswa from Nandi County to Kilifi CountyBoaz Cherutich from Nyandarua County to Migori CountyAbdirizak Jaldesa from Uasin Gishu County to Kisii CountyDavid Kipkemei from Homabay County to OOP HQJoseph Rotich from Migori County to PA/RC NyanzaAbdi Hassan from Bungoma County to OOP HQAlso Read  PSC to challenge Maraga’s advice to dissolve Parliament over gender ruleAppointment of County CommissionersFredrick Ndunga as County Commissioner Machakos CountyPaul Rotich as County Commissioner Siaya CountyMathias Mbogai Rioba as County Commissioner Tana River CountyMoses K..Lilan as County Commissioner Homabay CountyBenson David Leparmorijo as County Commissioner Nyandarua CountyJosephine Ouko as County Commissioner Bomet CountyAlso Read  President Kenyatta hails peace progress in S.Sudanlast_img read more

FL chief against TV rights change

first_img Press Association Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey believes any attempt to screen live Premier League matches on Saturday afternoons could be “catastrophic” for the English game. Virgin Media has asked Ofcom to open an investigation under the Competition Act 1998 claiming that “significant consumer harm resulting from escalating rights costs” can be addressed by making changes to the way in which live rights are sold. The Premier League’s current domestic live TV rights increased by 70 per cent to £3billion after Sky and BT Sport shared seven packages in the last auction for the 2013-16 rights. The next Premier League tender is expected to go out in the new year with the next set of three-year deals announced before the end of the season. Ofcom is expected make a decision on a review before the end of November, but even if it does announce an investigation it is likely to be a matter of years before an outcome, meaning the next TV deal would not be affected. Virgin Media’s complaint is understood to suggest that fans in the UK have to pay £51 monthly for access to all top-flight matches on TV, while it is £25 in Italy, £21 in Germany, £18 in Spain and £10 in France. Virgin Media is not planning to bid for the Premier League rights but carries Sky Sports and BT Sport on its cable networks, so it passes on the costs of live Premier League football to its own customers. Mike Fries, chief executive of Liberty Global which owns Virgin Media, said earlier this year the company had no intention to bid for live Premier League TV rights. Brigitte Trafford, Virgin Media’s chief corporate affairs officer, said in a statement: “The rapidly rising cost of Premier League live broadcast rights means UK fans pay the highest prices in Europe to watch football on TV. Virgin Media has asked Ofcom to investigate how the rights are sold ahead of the next auction.” The Premier League said its sales process had always satisfied regulators in the past. It said in a statement: “Live Premier League audio-visual rights have always been sold in a transparent and open process. Regulators have examined our rights packaging and sales process in considerable detail in the past and found both of them to be compliant with UK and European competition law. “If Ofcom chooses to investigate this complaint, we will of course be happy to demonstrate to Ofcom that this is the case.” The complaint claims fans are forced to pay over the odds to watch games on television, that consumers do not benefit from competition between channel providers in terms of the cost, and that the restriction on the number of matches being shown live limits consumer choice. Harvey, whose comments have been echoed by the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF), said: “Football’s long-standing blocked hours on Saturday afternoons are there to protect attendances at all levels of the domestic game and their continued existence has to be in football’s wider interests. “Ticket revenue remains the biggest single source of income for Football League clubs and is worth around £200m per season to our clubs. Therefore, any move to allow televised matches to compete with games played at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon could potentially be catastrophic for the game in this country.” Virgin Media predicts that there will be a further 60 per cent rise in the cost of the rights in the next auction. FSF chairman Malcolm Clarke backed lower costs for watching matches on TV – but not at the expense of losing the closed window between 2.45pm and 5.15pm on Saturday afternoons. Clarke said: “We have always supported the closed window. If you have all Saturday afternoon games on TV you would have the destruction of the traditional English game. “It would clash with Football League games and amateur games and we would not support that. “Anything that keeps the cost down for fans is good, and we would prefer Premier League clubs have ticket prices to encourage people to go to the games and not watch it on TV, but for those who can’t they shouldn’t be paying through the nose.” Harvey was speaking after it was revealed cable giant Virgin Media has lodged a formal complaint with the broadcast regulator Ofcom about TV rights sales. Virgin Media wants Ofcom to open a formal investigation into the way the Premier League sells its broadcast rights. last_img read more

Middlesex bowler to head to New Zealand

first_imgMiddlesex bowler Steven Finn will join New Zealand side Otago Volts for a month following his involvement with the England One-Day squad’s tour of India. The 22-year-old is set to play in four matches for Volts, starting with their opening Plunket Shield game against Canterbury in Rangiora on 7 November.“I felt it was crucial to get some four-day cricket under my belt prior to hopefully getting selected for England’s series against Pakistan in UAE in January,” said Finn.AdChoices广告“Therefore when the opportunity to play in New Zealand came up, I jumped at the chance.”last_img read more

Reigning World Champion Stripped of Asian Games Gold

first_imgThe 24-year-old, who clinched the gold medal in the 63kg class at last year’s World Wrestling Championships in Paris, is facing a lengthy ban from the sport.She becomes the second wrestler to be embroiled in a doping case stemming from the 2018 Asian Games.Turkmenistani wrestler Rustem Nazarov, who exited the tournament at the first-round stage, tested positive for furosemide, a masking agent, in a pre-competition urine test.Purevdorj, also the reigning Asian champion who competed for Mongolia at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, beat Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova to secure the Asian Games title.In a statement, the OCA said the Mongolian athlete had been “found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation in an in-competition test conducted on August 20 and has accordingly been disqualified from the 18th Jakarta Palembang Asian Games 2018”.“Her results during the competition held on the 20th August 2018 has been annulled,” the OCA said.The news comes after insidethegames revealed last month that wrestlers accounted for six of the 10 positive doping cases that resulted from the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat.Four Mongolian wrestlers also failed drugs test at an event in the country last December.Increasing awareness of anti-doping was said to be a key priority for the OCA at the 2018 Asian Games, where German company Professional Worldwide Controls administered the drugs testing system.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Mongolian reigning world champion Orkhon Purevdorj has been stripped of the gold medal she claimed in the women’s 62 kilogramme event at the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang after she tested positive for a banned substance.The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) confirmed Purevdorj had been disqualified as a result of the failed in-competition drugs test.Purevdorj tested positive for anabolic steroid during the Games in the two Indonesian cities, which concluded with the Closing Ceremony last Sunday Orkhon-Purevdorjlast_img read more

Final major of 2017 tees off

first_imgShane Lowry is the first of the Irish players out on course, the former US Open runner-up tees off at 12.25.Padraig Harrington is out for his first-round at 1.45.Ulster duo McIlroy and Graeme McDowell are among the evening starters, McIlroy hits his first shot at 6.35 with McDowell on course at 7. Photo © – Tipp FM Quail Hollow plays host to the US PGA Championship for the first time.Rory McIlroy holds the course record at the North Carolina venue.It was also the scene of McIlroy’s first win on the PGA Tour in 2010 and the world number-four says it’s a place that suits his gamelast_img read more

Bettingmetrics aims for ‘higher learning’ with £150k seed investment

first_img StumbleUpon Submit Industry start-up Bettingmetrics has announced a major ‘enterprise goal’ having secured £150,000 in seed investment, supported by London venture capital fund RLC Ventures.Founded in 2016 by the engineering team of Martin Grozev (CEO) and Slavomir Semov, Bettingmetics (Bettingmetrics.com) seeks to revolutionise betting tutorials, creating a marketplace where punters can exchange wagering tips, knowledge and advice.In their enterprise mandate, Grozev and Semov have stated that they wish to bring a new level of sophistication to betting player communities, in which punters are supported with the best data-driven tools to make informed choices and market analyses.Seeking to develop the most informed player community, the Bettingmetics platform has a built-in odds comparison engine, supported with player betting tracker and portfolio management tool.Furthermore, player development is supported through Bettingmetrics ‘marketplace’ and ‘university’ where players can sell betting tips, follow community members and gain free-market tutorials.Detail community insights to AffiliateInsider last January, Martin Grozev, Co-founder of Bettingmetrics, explained: “We have always believed that the only way to establish long term business relationship is when both parties are happy. We know how much work tipsters put down in order to make their analysis and build quantitative models, hence we will try to always offer a fair deal that will make tipsters happy, so they can focus on what they do best.”Updating stakeholders, Grozev detailed that the secured investment would be used for scaling and enhancing product development.Reece Chowdry – RLC VenturesBettingmetrics becomes the tenth investment of RLC Ventures, a specialist fund in ‘early enterprise financing.The seed funding round was led by Reece Chowdry CEO & Founder of RLC Ventures, who backed Bettingmetrics prospects:-“The team have demonstrated brilliant traction by growing their user base by 60 per cent per month and achieving solid growth in recurring revenue. We are excited to back their team in this next stage of growth and product development. Share Sharelast_img read more