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Navy Utility Reach Deal to Build Solar Array at Georgia Marine Corps

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Navy signed a real estate outgrant with Georgia Power to develop a 31-megawatt (alternating current) solar generation facility on 150 acres at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, officials announced this week.The $75 million project, which will consist of ground-mounted solar photovoltaic panels, will deliver energy to the utility’s grid. Groundbreaking is expected this spring; the company plans to bring the facility online in less than a year, according to a news release.The array underscores the southwestern Georgia installation’s commitment to energy security, said Marine Corps Col. James Carroll III, commanding officer of MCLB Albany. The installation currently is slated to become a net zero energy installation with the construction of a biomass plant expected to start this summer.“Through our recent adoption of cutting-edge technologies, to include landfill gas-to-electric generators and ground source heat pumps, and our current effort to construct a biomass steam-fed electric generator, we are on track to achieve ‘net zero’ status well ahead of the secretary of the Navy mandate,” Carroll said. “This project with Georgia Power will add to the base’s energy security and diversify the area’s power supply, making the grid and all who rely on it more resilient,” he said.The project represents Georgia Power’s second at a Navy base; the utility broke ground last year on a 30-megawatt solar plant at Submarine Base Kings Bay.last_img read more

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Backstreet Boys Talk GRAMMY Museum Experience Millennium Legacy Touring

first_img Twitter NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Apr 18, 2019 – 2:26 pm Backstreet Boys On New Exhibit, ‘Millennium,’ More https://twitter.com/GRAMMYMuseum/status/1116445887855767559 Facebook As they unveil the interactive ‘Backstreet Boys: The Experience’ exhibit, we go behind the scenes with the GRAMMY-nominated boy band to look back on their 26 years together Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Apr 18, 2019 – 3:10 pm On April 8, the Backstreet Boys visited the GRAMMY Museum for a very special evening; the preview night of the newest exhibit there, Backstreet Boys: The Experience. AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell all played a part in making the exhibit happen, sorting through old wardrobe trunks to choose which iconic ’90s and ’00s looks to put on display and sifting through the countless fan photos and homemade memorabilia they’ve been gifted over their 26-year career. Email We went behind the scenes with the GRAMMY-nominated group right after they explored the newly set up exhibit for the first time, as they reflected on who BSB is today, their legacy, having fun in Las Vegas and their excitement for the DNA World Tour. Or, as McLean put it, their “biggest tour in 18 years,” in support of 2019’s DNA.”I think [The Experience] is gonna surprise a lot of people, bring back a lot of memories…if you’re a fan, this plays homage to you,” Carter told us about the new exhibit. “[There’s] a lot of things you can interact with, but just really cool things that remind people who the Backstreet Boys are and where we’ve come from, so it’s a cool experience.” Backstreet Boys On New Exhibit, ‘Millennium,’ More backstreet-boys-talk-grammy-museum-experience-millennium-legacy-touring Backstreet Boys Talk GRAMMY Museum “Experience,” ‘Millennium’ Legacy & Touring News Speaking of looking back, the group also discussed the 20th anniversary of their record-breaking album Millennium, which was the best-selling album of 1999.”Millennium is probably, to this day, one of the biggest album’s we’ve ever had. I think if we weren’t on the map by that time in most people’s eyes and ears, we were definitely at that point,” Dorough said. “I think that itself is what’s continued the legacy of the Backstreet Boys.”Backstreet Boys: The Experience is currently on display at the GRAMMY Museum L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles until Sept. 2. Learn how and when to have your special BSB experience on the Museum’s website.LANY Is The Modern, Thoughtful Pop Group The World Needs Right NowRead morelast_img read more

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Global reinsurers likely to begin Indian operations soon

first_imgIndia’s sole reinsurance firm General Insurance Corporation (GIC) will face some tough fight in the coming days as Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) has asked five global reinsurers to bring in capital before giving its final approval for starting operations in the country.According to a report in Indian Express, apart from these five global reinsurers namely Munich Re, Hannover from Germany, Swiss Re from Switzerland, French major SCOR, US-based Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), the insurance regulator has also asked ITI Reinsurance- the first ever Indian private sector reinsurance company- to bring in initial capital.As per the report, these players have been asked to put in an initial capital of Rs 500 crore each for receiving the final approval from IRDA.Earlier, the insurance regulator had approved initial licence- known as R1 licence- to these insurers.”The IRDA has now asked these companies to bring in the capital to receive the final licence,” the report quoted an insurance sector official. “Each of these players has to infuse Rs 500 crore and would complete the compliance within a month. These players are now targetting to begin their full fledged operations by April 1 when the most of the renewals in the general insurance in India are done,” it added.State-owned GIC Re has been India’s only reinsurer so far, which has a market size of around $2.5 billion. Post-reinsurance regulations in November last year, seven global reinsurers had evinced their interest for an Indian foray.The report also pointed out that two other global reinsurers Lloyd’s of London and Gen Re, a part of Berkshire Hathaway of Warren Buffet, have also applied for R1 licence and are likely to join the fray soon.In the global reinsurers’ pecking order, Munich Re tops the list followed by Swiss Re and Hannover. Entry of global reinsurers is likely to change this market space which is dominated by GIC Re so far. India is also likely to give tough competition to its Asian peers like Singapore and Hong Kong going ahead.Meantime, IANS Thursday reported that world’s third largest reinsurer Hannover Re hopes to begin its Indian operations during the first quarter of 2017. “We expect the licence to operate our Indian branch soon. We would be ready for reinsurance renewals in the first quarter of 2017,” G.L.N. Sarma, Managing Director, Hannover Re Consulting Service India Pvt Ltd and the Chief Executive Officer-designate for Hannover Re’s India branch said.”The Indian reinsurance market size — reinsurance premium paid by primary insurers — is estimated between Rs 16,000 crore and Rs 18,000 crore. The reinsurance premium from the life insurers will be around Rs 1,200 crore and balance is from non-life sector,” he added.last_img read more

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MRF to invest Rs 4500 crore for tyre project in Gujarat

first_imgMRF, India’s largest tyre maker by capacity, will invest Rs 4,500 crore in a new manufacturing facility in Gujarat. The investment will be in a phased manner, according to the Chennai-based company.”MRF Ltd has informed BSE that the Company has on January 11, 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding [MOU] with the Government of Gujarat expressing its in-principle intention to set up a new manufacturing facility in Gujarat for manufacture of automotive tyres, tubes, flaps and related products,” the company said in its regulatory filing.”The company proposes to invest a sum of about Rs. 4500 crores over a ten year period in a phased manner. The new plant is planned to be set up in Gujarat with the intention of broad basing the company’s manufacturing facilities across India. The project will be funded by internal accruals and / or debt,” it added.The MRF stock was trading at Rs 54,950 at the BSE on Thursday at about 1.50 pm. The company has five tyre manufacturing facilities in India.Other tyre makers in India include Ceat, Apollo Tyres, JK Tyre, Goodyear, TVS Srichakra and Modi Rubber.last_img read more

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Is Shahid Kapoor going to remake Telugu film Jersey

first_imgShahid KapoorInstagramAfter Kabir Singh, which is a Hindi remake of Telugu film Arjun Reddy, speculations have been rife about Shahid Kapoor remaking another Telugu film.Kabir Singh has done really well at the worldwide box office and has collected over Rs 300 crore. Now, apparently, Shahid is all set to remake Telugu cinema’s one of the popular hits this year.It is said that Nani’s Jersey has been chosen to be remade by Shahid. Popular producer Karan Johar is said to have acquired the Hindi remake rights of Jersey and the amount for which he has bought the rights might be half of the budget of the entire movie. Actor Nani in JerseyTwitterAlso, it is said that Shahid is demanding Rs 40 crore as remuneration and he has hiked it after Kabir Singh’s sensational hit. Looks like the 38-year-old actor is laying the road to become one of the highest-paid actors in India. Shahid is making the utmost use of bagging a blockbuster with Kabir Singh. Reports claim that the star image of Shahid is going to raise the expectations on this remake, and so, Karan has signed a contract with him. An official confirmation is awaited. Going into the details of Jersey, this Gowtam Tinnanuri starrer has Shraddha Srinath as the leading lady. Jersey is the story of a talented cricketer who fails in the early stage of his career, but returns back to cricket, at the age of 36, to make it big. Produced by Suryadevara Naga Vamsi under Sithara Entertainments, this film one of the biggest hits in Nani’s career. To know whether Shahid, once again, will be able to recreate the magic in a remake film, we will have to wait for an official confirmation from the makers or the actor.last_img read more

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Embarrassing typo on millions of Australian currency notes leaves Reserve Bank redfaced

first_imgThe Reserve Bank in Australia was left red-faced after an Instagram user shared a photo of an embarrassing typo on its currency notes. Australian radio Triple M exposed the typo after a listener sent a photo. The typo was in the microscopic print near Edith Cowen’s image, reports CNBC.The post showed that the word ‘responsibility’ was missing the third ‘i’ and was spelt ‘responsibilty’. The error is there in three places.The word was present in the text of the speech that Cowen had given to the WA Parliament as the first Australian woman MP. She had given the speech in 1921.The text on the new note reads, “It is a great responsibilty [sic] to be the only woman here, and I want to emphasise the necessity which exists for other women being here.”The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) acknowledged the error and said that the mistake will be rectified in the next print run which is scheduled to take place at the end of this year. Currently, there are 46 million $50 notes with the spelling error.Explaining the delay, the RBA’s spokesperson said, “The process of designing and printing a banknote is complex and iterative. We have strict quality assurance processes, but like any manufacturing process, errors can occur. We have reviewed our processes to remove the likelihood of such an error occurring in the future.”Along with Edith Cowen’s speech, the microscopic text also contains excerpts from Unaipon’s book and Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines.The note was printed and rolled out in October 2018 with a series of new technology to prevent counterfeiting as well as to remain accessible for the visually impaired. One of the new features are the four new bumps on the note for easy identification.last_img read more

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CIID detains man with 1625kg gold

first_imgThe arrestee was identified as Rabiul Islam, 22. Customs Intelligence and Investigation Department (CIID) on Saturday arrested a young man along with 140 gold bars weighing 16.25 kg from Baitul Mukarram Market in the city, reports UNB. DG Moinul also sought assistance from Bangladesh Jewellers Samity and some jewellery ornament traders to seize the consignment, said CIID assistant director Shahiduzzaman. On Saturday morning, a CIID team, led by assistant director Zakaria, arrested Rabiul in association with the local traders along with the gold consignment around 5:20pm. Following a secret information that a big consignment of gold bars would come to the market illegally, CIID director general Moinul Khan directed a team to start vigilance there.last_img read more

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US concerned over Rohingya crisis

first_imgState Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert. This video-grab taken from the department`s website.The United States expressed concern about the crisis in Myanmar on Thursday, urging authorities to allow humanitarian access to Rakhine state amid reports of violence against the Rohingya minority.But the State Department would not say whether Washington is considering sanctions against Myanmar, which is also known as Burma, nor whether US officials find the reports of state-sponsored massacres credible.“The United States is deeply concerned about the troubling situation in Burma’s northern Rakhine state,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters. Rakhine is the country’s poorest state.“There has been a significant displacement of local populations following serious allegations of human rights abuses including mass burnings of Rohingya villages and violence conducted by security forces and also armed civilians,” she said.“We again condemn deadly attacks on Burmese security forces, but join the international community in calling on those forces to prevent further attacks on local populations in ways that are consistent with the rule of law and with full respect for human rights.”A ‘difficult’ placeThe United Nations says that more than 250,000 refugees, most of them Rohingya, have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh since violence erupted last October. Witnesses say entire villages have been burned to the ground since Rohingya militants launched a series of attacks on August 25, prompting a forceful military-led crackdown.Refugees arriving in already packed camps in Bangladesh, many of them exhausted and desperately hungry, have brought harrowing tales of murder, rape and widespread arson.“We call on the authorities to facilitate immediate access to affected communities that are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance,” Nauert said, adding that US officials are working to help the United Nations cope with the exodus.But she would not comment on who is at fault in the latest violence. Myanmar’s de facto leader, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, has claimed that allegations of army-led massacres are part of a “huge iceberg of misinformation” designed to sow division.Nauert said US diplomats are in regular touch with Myanmar authorities but that Rakhine is “a difficult place to get information from, it’s difficult to get access to.”“Some of these areas are areas of open conflict, we can’t necessarily get in there,” she said. Nauert refused to address calls for international sanctions, saying, “We don’t want to get ahead of the conversations that we’re having.”last_img
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Gas fire kills youth

first_imgLogo of fire IllustrationA young man, who along with his wife sustained burn injuries in a fire that broke out at their house from a gas cylinder explosion in the city’s Mohammadpur area early Tuesday, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) in the evening, reports UNB.The deceased is Saiful Islam Rubel, 28.Sub-inspector Bachchu Miah, in-charge of DMCH police outpost, said the originated at the tin-shed house on Road-13 in Nabinagar Housing after a cooking gas cylinder exploded around 5:00am, leaving the couple injured.They were admitted to the hospital around 6:30am, he added.Saiful succumbed to his injuries around 7:00pm while his wife Sajena Akhter, 18, was undergoing treatment at the hospital.last_img read more

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CocaCola to Break Ground on First US Plant in 10 Years Student

first_imgCoca-Cola to break ground on new facilityCoca-Cola will break ground on its first new U.S. facility on Tuesday morning in north Houston.The bottler opening the plant, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages, says it is the first Coca-Cola production plant built in the U.S. in more than 10 years. The company announced the $250 million facility will be close to 1 million square feet and is expected to open in 2020. The Houston Chronicle reports the new plant is meant to replace two other plants and several warehouses in Houston. An executive with the bottling company told the Chronicle he does not expect layoffs. The latest in Houston sportsJim Mone/APHouston Rockets’ James Harden, left, and Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler during Game 4 of their 2018 playoff series.The Astros’ magic number is down to three, the Texans still haven’t won a game, and while the Rockets tout their team at Media Day, rumors swirl about a Houston native the Rockets might want to trade for.Over the weekend, the Astros clinched a spot in the postseason, sweeping the Angels in their final regular season home stand. Only seven games remain as they look to lock up their position in the MLB postseason.Meanwhile, the Texans lost their home opener to the New York Giants 27-22, falling short in what was seen as one of the more winable games on their schedule.Plus, rumors continue to swirl around a possible trade that could bring Tomball-native and four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler to the Rockets.  In the audio above, sportswriter Jeff Balke joins us live from Rockets Media Day to discuss those and other developments in Houston sports. Proposed immigration rules may impact thousands in HoustonThe Trump administration is expanding the discretion immigration officers have when they decide whether or not to grant a green card or work permit, according to new rules announced this weekend.New standards could limit thousands of immigrants’ access to green cards and work permits in Houston. Report: Houston area to hit 10 million people by 2040Greater Houston’s population will surpass 10 million by the year 2040, up from roughly 7 million today, a projection from METRO Next finds. Analysts say the growth could strain the region’s infrastructure.center_img Tuesday, September 25, 2018Student arrested for threat against Columbus ISDCourtesy of Columbus ISDA water tower in Columbus posted on the Columbus ISD website.A Columbus Independent School District student has been arrested for allegedly making a threat on the social media app Snapchat. The threat caused Columbus ISD to close of all district campuses Monday.Columbus police say the student will be charged with a terroristic threat, a third-degree felony. Authorities say the suspect is a juvenile and the name and other identifying information will not be released.School officials received word of the threat just before midnight Sunday.Columbus ISD officials are urging parents to continue monitoring students’ social media online and report anything that may be cause for concern.Classes will resume Tuesday at regular times with an increased police presence. Sharelast_img read more

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The Memorial Foundation Hosts 7th Annual Wreath Laying Day of Reflection Reconciliation

first_imgThe Memorial Foundation, which was responsible for building the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, located at 1964 Independence Ave., SW, on the National Mall, is pleased to present an inspiring day of reflection and reconciliation at the memorial on Jan. 15 at 9 a.m. The holiday honoring Dr. King will mark the seventh anniversary of the foundation’s tribute to the civil rights activist through prayer and the wreath laying ceremony. Speakers for this year’s event include: Ryan Zinke, secretary of interior; Christopher A. Wray, eighth director of the FBI;  and Martin Luther King, III, co-founder, The Drum Major Institute.  Eugene Scott, a reporter with the Washington Post will serve as the master of ceremony. Musical selections will be provided by The People’s Community Baptist Church Men’s Choir. The commemoration is free and open to the public.last_img read more