Phanes Group (www.PhanesGroup.com/incubator), an international end-to-end solar provider headquartered in Dubai, UAE, has announced the 2nd edition of its Solar Incubator program, aimed at identifying PV projects of potential in sub-Saharan Africa by providing support to funding, and commercial and technical knowledge. The initiative held under the theme, “Your Project, Our Expertise, For a Sustainable Future”, will be held in collaboration with Hogan Lovells, responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding, RINA and Solarplaza, and invites PV developers to submit proposals for projects based in sub-Saharan Africa that have a clear Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) component. Candidates are asked to submit their proposals by September 27th (11.59 p.m. CET) via the process established on Phanes Group’s website. Those who are shortlisted will be invited to present their projects to an expert panel comprised of the Solar Incubator partners at the “Unlocking Solar … [Read more...] about The 2nd Edition of the Phanes Group Solar Incubator set to kick off 7th August 2018
0 Have your say Police have released pictures of a man believed to have been attacked in Leeds, as officers are concerned for his welfare. The assault took place on Ashton Road, Harehills, at about 4.30pm on Wednesday.Detectives say the caller reported seeing a man being attacked by a group of other men in the street.But officers have been unable to trace the victim, and are appealing for the public’s help to identify him.Detective Inspector Amanda Wimbles, of Leeds District CID, said: “We have been making a number of enquiries since this incident was reported to us, but so far have not been able to identify who the victim is and make checks on his welfare.“I would urge anyone who knows who this man is, or indeed the victim himself, to please make contact with us.”Anyone with information is asked to call Leeds District CID via 101, quoting crime reference 13180380653, or use the 101 Live Chat facility on the West Yorkshire Police … [Read more...] about Police searching for victim of ‘group assault’ in Harehills, Leeds
United's and City's preparations for the new Premier League season concluded in rather different fashion on Sunday. Jose Mourinho's men won just one of their five US tour fixtures in 90 minutes and rounded off a disappointing few weeks with a 1-0 defeat by Bayern Munich in Bavaria. City, on the other hand, got their hands on some silverware as Sergio Aguero's brace sealed a 2-0 Wembley win over Chelsea in the Community Shield. The top flight gets back underway this weekend, with United taking on Leicester at Old Trafford on Friday and City going to Arsenal on Sunday. After three rounds of Premier League fixtures, the Champions League group phase draw will take place in Monaco on August 30. Here, we take a look at which teams United and City could come up against, providing all the favourites progress through qualifying to reach the main draw. Provisional Champions League group draw pots 2018/19 Pot 1: Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Juventus, … [Read more...] about Who could Manchester United and Man City face in Champions League group phase?
PUBLISHED: 07:00 07 August 2018 Jon King A new Gamblers Anonymous group is set to meet for the first time in Upminster later this month. Pic: Daniel Hambury/PA Archives PA Archive/Press Association Images An ex-gambler is starting a daytime support group for compulsive risk-takers. Barry – who asked for his full name not to be published – the organiser of the new Upminster branch of Gamblers Anonymous went to his first session 44 years ago.“It’s two hours a week. It saves lives. That’s why I’m so passionate about it. It saved my life,” Barry said.He added that by going to meetings he came to realise he could get from life what he thought betting would offer.“When you’re gambling you imagine you’re going to have the world, a house, a car. But it’s when you stop that you can have those things because there’s money in your pocket,” Barry said.Compulsive gamblers can feel they have … [Read more...] about ‘It saves lives’: Support group for compulsive gamblers to open in Upminster
Holiday Inn owner Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) today reported a jump in operating profits in the first half as revenues jumped in China. IHG's share price fell by 1.2 per cent at the time of writing as investors took profits. The figures Revenues rose by seven per cent to $900m (£695m), although the firm's measure of underlying revenues, excluding the gain from asset sales, rose by only four per cent to $875m. Revenue from fee business, the money paid by franchises back to IHG, rose by eight per cent to $719m. Operating profits rose by 10 per cent to $406m, while fee margins, a measure of the profitability of operations, increased by 0.8 percentage points to 53.5 per cent. Revenue per available room rose by 3.7 per cent, driven by 10 per cent growth in Greater China. The group operates a pooled fund for joint activities across its thousands of franchised hotels such as marketing and loyalty schemes. New accounting standards mean the total revenue for the group includes … [Read more...] about China growth spurs operating profits rise at Holiday Inn owner Intercontinental Hotels Group