Swedish krona jumps against the euro as it climbs out of deflationary spiral

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share whatsapp The Swedish krona jumped against the euro this morning after official data showed it had come out of deflation for the month of May.The krona rose more than one per cent to 0.108 against the euro, and 0.56 per cent to 0.1217 against the dollar. Prices in the country rose 0.1 per cent in May, up from a 0.2 per fall in April – beating expectations of a 0.1 per cent fall. It seems Swedish meatballs are setting people back further, though: prices were pushed up by food, while clothing and footwear also jumped.The news follows yesterday’s upgrade of its inflation expectations, which rose to 1.8 per cent, from 1.7 per cent.Colin Bermingham, an economist at BNP Paribas, suggested the figures were unlikely to encourage Sweden’s central bank to lower its key interest rate, which currently stands a -0.25 per cent, further. “This makes a rate cut ahead of the 2 July policy meeting less likely though we maintain our central view that rates will be cut by another 15bp at that meeting,” he said.  “Can we write [this] up as ‘inflation back with a vengeance’?” asked Societe Generale’s Kit Juckes. “Maybe that’s a bit strong, but the temptation is there because Sweden is either a country in the grips of a deflationary trap, or a country with 2.5 to three per cent real GDP growth, a six per cent GDP current account surplus and a 15 per cent fall in the real effective exchange rate in the last two years.”SEK-EUR(Source: Bloomberg) Emma Haslett Swedish krona jumps against the euro as it climbs out of deflationary spiral Thursday 11 June 2015 6:15 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTotal PastAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongTotal PastPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunLearn It WiseAfter Losing 70lbs Susan Boyle Is So Skinny Now She Looks Like A ModelLearn It WiseTaco RelishKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItTaco RelishLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Read More →

Know what’s worse than the risks of getting the HPV vaccine? Getting an HPV-related cancer. Trust me

first_img About the Author Reprints In an era of $500,000 cancer treatments, you’d expect a vaccine series that costs about $300 and helps prevent several types of cancer to be popular with physicians, insurers, and consumers. It’s not, and, as a result, people are dying. I should know — I’m one of them.The human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause changes in the body that lead to six cancers: cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancer in women; penile cancer in men; and anal cancer in both women and men. It can also cause oropharyngeal cancer — cancer in the back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils — in both sexes. In the U.S., approximately 30,000 new cancers attributable to HPV are diagnosed each year.In 2006, the first vaccine became available to protect against HPV infection. I was 38 years old at the time, well above the upper age limit of 26 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for getting the vaccine. Ideally it should be given before the teen years, but can be given up to age 26.advertisement By Michael D. Becker Nov. 7, 2017 Reprints Related: Uptake of the HPV vaccine in the U.S. is abysmal, with just 49 percent of girls and 37 percent of boys having received the recommended HPV vaccination series. @Becker_MichaelD Tags cancerpediatricspublic healthVaccines Michael D. Beckercenter_img Individuals who oppose the use of vaccines argue that safety concerns should preclude the use of the HPV vaccine. I disagree. The safety and effectiveness of this vaccine to protect against cancer-causing strains of the HPV virus have been unquestionably proven. Others point to side effects of the HPV vaccine as a reason not to vaccinate young Americans. These may include pain, swelling, redness, itching, bruising, bleeding, or a lump at the injection site as well as headache, fever, nausea, dizziness, tiredness, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and sore throat. Most people who get the vaccine experience no side effects from it other than the pain that accompanies most shots.advertisement First OpinionKnow what’s worse than the risks of getting the HPV vaccine? Getting an HPV-related cancer. Trust me Joe Raedle/Getty Images [email protected] Missing from the discussion are the risks of not getting the vaccine. As someone with HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer, I can describe a few of them. And I can say with certainty I would gladly have experienced any of the vaccine-related side effects rather than the dozen or so “side effects” of the cancer and its treatment that I’m living with. I’ve illustrated them on the image below.Some of these side effects, like hair loss, aren’t hazardous. Others are. I’ve spent time in an intensive care unit for my rapid heart rate, and have had to go to the emergency department several times for my pleural effusion and other issues. All of these pale beside the biggest “side effect” — a terminal disease that will eventually take my life.I urge all parents to talk to your child’s doctor about the HPV vaccine. I wish my parents had that opportunity when I was young, as it could have prevented the cancer that’s killing me.Michael Becker Michael D. Becker is president and founder of MDB Communications LLC. He previously served as president, chief operating officer, chief financial officer, and director for several publicly traded biotechnology companies, including Cytogen, VioQuest Pharmaceuticals, and Relmada Therapeutics. He describes his fight with HPV-mediated oropharyngeal cancer in “A Walk with Purpose: Memoir of a Bioentrepreneur.” Age matters when it comes to screening for cervical cancer last_img read more

Read More →

Other reforms shouldn’t wait for CRM2

first_img “Disclosure alone will not address the serious, systemic issues that have been identified (that is, high costs to investors (in particular, high mutual fund fees), poor product recommendations and lack of effective price competition),” it says. “Accordingly, waiting for the CRM2 proposals to be implemented and further waiting to monitor and assess the effects of the CRM2 proposals before moving on with other needed reforms would be unjustified and will impose real costs on Canadian consumers.” FAIR notes that it supports the CRM2 proposals themselves as a way of improving transparency, but stresses that all firmsshould besubject to the samerequirements, regardless of whether they belong to a self-regulatory organization, or are directly regulated by a securities commission. “This will allow consumers to meaningfully compare the reports they may receive from different firms no matter which regulator directly oversees each firm,” it says. Additionally, FAIR Canada recommends that the pre-trade disclosure of investment costsshouldbe delivered in dollar amounts, rather than percentage terms. It also says thatthe disclosureshouldbe in plain language, and that it should cover all investments in a client’s account (as current MFDA rules require), not just securities. FAIR says that limiting disclosure to securities goes against the spirit of CRM2. “If the proposed amendment is made, an MFDA [rep] could sell a segregated fund or other investment product on a deferred sales charge basis, for example, without having to disclose this fact to the client prior to the sale. Currently, they must do so. Reducing the amount of such important disclosure should not be sanctioned by the MFDA,” it says Finally, FAIR also says that the MFDA should consolidate its CRM2 requirements into a single rule for easier understanding, by both clients and dealers. Keywords Client relationship modelCompanies FAIR Canada, Mutual Fund Dealers Association Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Asset managers say increasing regulation top near-term challenge Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Investors more confident in mutual funds, discerning of fees James Langton Related news Low investor awareness of CRM2 a challenge for firms and advisors The Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights (FAIR Canada) says that the implementation of the second phase of the Client Relationship Model (CRM2) rules shouldn’t hold up more substantial regulatory reforms. In comments on the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada’s (MFDA) proposed version of the CRM2 rules, which aim to enhance disclosure of investment performance and costs, FAIR Canada argues that the implementation of other reforms should not be put on hold while CRM2 is being implemented. last_img read more

Read More →

Global speculative-grade default rate to rise in 2015: Moody’s

first_imgJames Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media “Looking ahead, widening high-yield spreads, geopolitical concerns and weak economic growth outside the U.S. may put some upward pressure on the global default rate. However, an improving U.S. economy, together with ample liquidity and manageable maturity profiles should keep the default rate low by historical standards,” says Albert Metz, managing director of Moody’s credit policy research. Moody’s reports that a total of 54 rated corporate debt issuers defaulted in 2014. Five of these occurred in December, and nine companies defaulted in the fourth quarter. Of the nine defaults, four were from North America, three were in the Asia Pacific region, and the other two were in Europe. By sector, Moody’s expects default rates to be highest in the consumer services sector in the U.S., and in the aerospace & defense sector in Europe in the next 12 months. Additionally, it reports that its global distressed index, which measures the percentage of high-yield issuers whose debt is trading at distressed levels, more than doubled to 18.1% in the fourth quarter from 8.3% in the third. High-yield bonds face Covid-19 fallout Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related newscenter_img Canada’s high-yield firms bested U.S. counterparts in pandemic: Moody’s U.S. high-yield default rate on the rise: Fitch Amid political and growth concerns, the global default rate for speculative-grade securities is expected to rise in the year ahead, Moody’s Investors Service says. The rating agency reports that the trailing 12-month global speculative-grade default rate edged down to 2.1% at the end of 2014 from 2.2% in the third quarter; and, it came in below its year-ago forecast of 2.3%. Based on its forecasting model, Moody’s expects the default rate will increase to 2.7% in 2015. Keywords High yield bonds last_img read more

Read More →

OPSS launches magnet safety campaign

first_imgOPSS launches magnet safety campaign There has been a growing number of cases where children and teenagers have suffered serious internal injuries after swallowing small, high-powered magnets. If swallowed, these magnets can pull together with enough force to cause serious and even life-threatening damage to the digestive system.Supported by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, and the Child Accident Prevention Trust, OPSS has produced safety messages on how to keep children safe.Swallowing magnets can cause serious internal injuriesKeep products with small or loose magnets away from young children. Talk to older children about the dangers associated with putting magnets near, or in their mouths, or swallowing them.Look for signs of magnet ingestionDoes your child have stomach pain, vomiting or fever? Check if they have been playing with magnets.If you suspect your child has swallowed magnetsTake them to A&E straight away or call 999.These important safety information messages will appear across our social media platforms and can be supported using the hashtag #MagnetSafety.TwitterFacebookInstagramLinkedIn /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:accident, children, Facebook, Force, Government, Instagram, LinkedIn, magnet, Media, prevention, royal society, Safety, social media, Society, stomach, Teenagers, Twitter, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Read More →

Speak to a Representative to Address Your Winery Construction Needs

first_imgLinkedin AdvertisementThere is a certain excitement that comes with learning about a new project. While each project offers its own unique set of circumstances, we rely upon our proven approach forged by years of experience. We work closely with both the owner, designer, and tradespeople to build what is envisioned from inception through to completion.Speak to one of our representatives who can address your winery construction needs. Whether your project is at the conceptual phase or requires a facility upgrade, our experts can address any questions you may have.Nordby CompaniesUWGS Booth: A423Nordby Construction company was founded in 1979 and for the past 40 years has grown into a leader in commercial contracting in Northern California.We pride ourselves on quality construction and client relationships. We provide general contracting services specializing in winery and wine cave construction. Services are encouraged to begin at the conceptual phase, emphasizing the importance of early budgeting to effectively set a baseline for winery project decision-making.Additionally, Nordby provides comprehensive pre-construction and construction services to ensure the intended project requirements for scope, budget and schedule are met throughout the course of the project as well as post occupancy.Trade Show GuideUnified Wine & Grape Symposium featured exhibitors by category:Business ManagementHuman ResourcesInfrastructureLogisticsMarketingPackagingProductionProduction ServicesSalesTasting Room Home Trade Show Guide Speak to a Representative to Address Your Winery Construction NeedsTrade Show GuideUWGS 2020Speak to a Representative to Address Your Winery Construction NeedsBy Trade Show Guide – January 17, 2020 89 0 TAGSInfrastructureNordby Construction Email Pinterest Twittercenter_img Facebook Vineyard/GrowingWinemaking/OenologyFor a full list of exhibitors, go to www.unifiedsymposium.org/trade-show. You can also follow what’s happening on the trade show floor and conference sessions on twitter #UWGS.Advertisement ReddIt Previous articleLearn About Custom Wine Services and Sip Sparkling WineNext articleOak Wise Natural Aqueous Tannins Trade Show Guide Sharelast_img read more

Read More →

NPSC to Stage Information Fairs in Portland and St. Ann

first_imgThe National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) will be equipping parents to deal with school transition for their children, at two Parenting Information Fairs to be staged in Portland and St. Ann.One fair will be held on August 24, at the Port Antonio High School, in Portland, beginning at 12 noon, and the other at the St. Hilda’s High School, in Brown’s Town, St. Ann, on August 27, at 12 noon.Executive Director of the Commission, Dr. Patrice Charles-Freeman, told JIS News that parents will receive crucial information to help their children in the secondary school system, and children will be coached into adhering to responsible high school life, as well as given free school supplies.“We will be having presentations from professionals on issues such as managing a successful transition from primary to secondary level, helping teenagers to adjust to secondary school, and fathers in the education process. We really want to engage fathers in the education process with their children,” she said.“We are asking parents to come out and support the fairs, and to bring their children. We will be doing free back-to-school medicals, and  present back-to- school supplies. In addition, the parents can get the information and the skills needed to help their children who are entering high school,” the Executive Director said.The first fair was held on August 11, at Jamaica College, in St. Andrew. Dr. Charles-Freeman said it was insightful, and parents got the chance to share their experiences with each other. She informed that come next year, there will be six fairs, one for each Region of the Ministry of Education.Meanwhile, in endorsing the fairs, President of the National Parenting-Teacher Association (NPTA), Everton Hannam, said members participated in the earlier fair, and the information provided was important.“It showed how children can be accommodated, and steps to take to ensure that children are fully integrated into the secondary school programme,” he said.The NPSC was established by the Government as the co-ordinating agency for all Government activities relating to parenting and parenting support. The Commission is an agency of the Ministry of Education, and works under the Education System Transformation Programme (ESTP). RelatedSchool Year Off to Smooth Start in Region Four NPSC to Stage Information Fairs in Portland and St. Ann EducationAugust 23, 2013Written by: Garfield L. Angus Story HighlightsParents will receive crucial information to help their children in the secondary school systemChildren will be coached into adhering to responsible high school lifeCome next year, there will be six fairs, one for each Region of the Ministry of Education FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img RelatedNCTVET Transfers ISO Certification to Local Body RelatedEducation Ministry/Spanish Jamaica Foundation Bring Spanish to Local TV Advertisementslast_img read more

Read More →

Jimenez goes low, Maggert leading, Kelly lurking

first_imgPHOENIX — Jeff Maggert kept the lead Saturday in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, while Miguel Angel Jimenez went low and Jerry Kelly had one of the best rounds of the day to get back in the fight for the PGA Tour Champions’ season points title. Maggert birdied the par-5 18th for a 2-under 69 and a one-stroke lead over Jimenez with one round left in the season finale at Phoenix Country Club. Maggert sits at 16 under through three rounds. He has led all three days, opening with rounds of 63 and 65. Jimenez birdied the final two holes for a 63. He won the playoff opener last month in Virginia. Retief Goosen, the last of the five players in the field with a chance to take the season Charles Schwab Cup title, was third at 14 under after a 66. Joe Durant (65) was 13 under, and Berhard Langer (69) and Woody Austin (65) were 12 under. Maggert (69) looks to play more aggressively Sunday at Charles Schwab Cup Championship Full-field scores from the Charles Schwab Cup Championship Kelly, second behind Scott McCarron in the standings, followed a second-round 74 with a 64 to move into a tie for 12th at 9 under. Kelly would win the season championship with a victory and could take it with a solo sixth-place finish if McCarron – tied for 25th at 4 under after a 69 – ends up in a three-way tie for 18th or worse. McCarron would take the title no matter where he finishes if Kelly finishes in a two-way tie for eighth or worse and Langer, Colin Montgomerie and Goosen fail to win. Langer is still in the mix for his record sixth season title. Third entering the week, the 62-year-old German star needs to win the event and have McCarron finish in a two-way tie for fifth or worse and Kelly finish in a two-way tie for second or worse. Langer is coming off a playoff loss to Montgomerie on Sunday in California in the second playoff event. Montgomerie, fourth in the standings, was tied for 10th at 10 under after a 67. Like Langer, Montgomerie and Goosen also needs to win the tournament and get help from McCarron and Kelly to take the season title. Maggert won three times on the PGA Tour and has five senior victories, one in 2014 and four in 2015.last_img read more

Read More →

Correspondence: A Father, an Atheist Son, and Darwin Heretic Matti Leisola

first_img“A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Intelligent Design Correspondence: A Father, an Atheist Son, and Darwin Heretic Matti LeisolaJonathan [email protected] 9, 2018, 6:41 PM A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All Faith & Science Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Jonathan WittExecutive Editor, Discovery Institute Press and Senior Fellow, Center for Science and CultureJonathan Witt, PhD, is Executive Editor of Discovery Institute Press and a senior fellow and senior project manager with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. His latest book is Heretic: One Scientist’s Journey from Darwin to Design (DI Press, 2018) written with Finnish bioengineer Matti Leisola. Witt has also authored co-authored Intelligent Design Uncensored, A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature, and The Hobbit Party: The Vision of Freedom That Tolkien Got, and the West Forgot. Witt is the lead writer and associate producer for Poverty, Inc., winner of the $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award and recipient of over 50 international film festival honors.Follow JonathanTwitter Share Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Sharecenter_img Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share After reading Heretic: One Scientist’s Journey from Darwin to Design, a father emailed the co-authors, retired professor/bioengineer Matti Leisola and me, asking for advice about his adult atheist son. The father had sent his son a copy of the book, urging him to read it so the two could discuss the evidence and arguments there. The son, a scientist, declined. Leisola and I exchanged a few emails with the father, and he later gave us permission to summarize some of the back and forth, provided we kept the identity of him and his son private.Fuel for Skepticism?According to the father, his son told him that part of what fueled his skepticism toward the book was that most of those endorsing Heretic were connected directly or indirectly to Discovery Institute and that among Leisola’s many scores of peer-reviewed papers, the tiny number of explicitly pro-design peer-reviewed papers were published by the journal BIO-Complexity, a journal the son dismissed for its connections with Discovery Institute. But some of the peer reviewers for those articles were evolutionists with no association with DI beyond their agreeing to peer-review one or more papers for BIO-Complexity. Also, as Chapter 7 of Heretic notes, there are scores of peer-reviewed science articles supporting intelligent design. Also discussed in the book, distinguished scientists such as paleo-entomologist Günter Bechly lost their positions after voicing support for intelligent design, and science journal editor Richard Sternberg got run out of the Smithsonian Institution after accepting a pro-ID paper for peer review and eventual publication. So it’s no surprise that relatively few scientists have rushed forward to present arguments for design, or that many who do present the evidence do so as discreetly as possible, or that few science journal editors are willing to consider explicitly pro-ID papers for peer-review and publication. The son also suggested that Leisola and I could be ignored because we’re paid guns for intelligent design, apparently unaware that Leisola came to reject modern evolutionary theory before Discovery Institute even existed (made clear in the book) and has only been in communication with some of our scientists for a few years now. Also, he is comfortably retired on his savings as a successful university professor and biotech industry leader, and didn’t even ask for royalties from this book.A Third AlternativeThe son also seemed to suggest that on the other side from ID are all those mainstream scientists pursuing their research untainted by bias or ulterior motives. This might seem plausible if the only alternative were untold thousands of mainstream scientists consciously, willfully denying the evidence of design in nature and cackling into their sleeves as they fudge data and work to suppress evidence. But scholarly work in the history and philosophy of science shows that there is a third and more plausible alternative. Scientific paradigms can work powerfully precisely because they encourage scientists like this man’s son to avoid engaging certain arguments and evidence, and to avoid them as naturally and easily as they breathe air. Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is only the best known of many works in the field detailing this pattern. We offer a few examples in Heretic. “Narrative Gloss”There’s also this to consider from NAS member Philip Skell, from an essay of his in The Scientist: Certainly, my own research with antibiotics during World War II received no guidance from insights provided by Darwinian evolution. Nor did Alexander Fleming’s discovery of bacterial inhibition by penicillin. I recently asked more than 70 eminent researchers if they would have done their work differently if they had thought Darwin’s theory was wrong. The responses were all the same: No.I also examined the outstanding biodiscoveries of the past century: the discovery of the double helix; the characterization of the ribosome; the mapping of genomes; research on medications and drug reactions; improvements in food production and sanitation; the development of new surgeries; and others. I even queried biologists working in areas where one would expect the Darwinian paradigm to have most benefited research, such as the emergence of resistance to antibiotics and pesticides. Here, as elsewhere, I found that Darwin’s theory had provided no discernible guidance, but was brought in, after the breakthroughs, as an interesting narrative gloss.If the son had spent a bit of time with Heretic, he also would know that there are eminent scientists unconnected to Discovery Institute who have stated quite explicitly that they see powerful evidence for a designing intelligence from the evidence of nature, scientists that include some Nobel laureates. After the father described some of the back and forth to us, Leisola emailed back:The response of your son is revealing. He is not really engaging himself with any of the arguments for design or against evolution but only attacks Discovery Institute and questions the motives of the critics of Darwinism. I have had hundreds of these discussions with colleagues, friends and foes over decades. It is never about facts and arguments (which are clearly on the side of design) but always about world views. I think man naturally fears the truth about nature, himself, and finally about God.As a Christian I can only pray that God in his mercy opens the eyes for these realities.Best wishes,Matti LeisolaP.S. I have many friends who agree with me but would never dare to admit that in public.“A Prior Commitment”Later the father emailed again, and Leisola responded a second time: Your son is of course completely right that most of the thousands of scientists are doing exactly that: experiments and publishing them in peer-reviewed scientific journals. I have done that for 45 years and been on the editorial board of some journals and peer-reviewed many articles. But that is not the topic of my book.The big question is: Is nature all there is? What is the paradigm behind modern science? For most scientists it is absolute materialism.Richard Lewontin of Harvard: “We have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism. It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door.” (“Billions and Billions of Demons,” The New York Review of Books, January 9, 1997)Most scientists I know, never think about their basic assumptions or formulate them clearly in their minds. If you challenge the materialistic assumption, the reactions are sometimes strong. That is the theme of my book.All the best to you and your discussions with your son. Do not give up — one day he will face a situation where materialism is not enough. Having four children (and seven grandchildren), I know and understand your position.MattiImage: “Man Writing a Letter,” by Gabriël Metsu [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. Recommended TagsAlexander Flemingantibiotic resistanceatheismBIO-ComplexitybioengineeringChristianityDarwinian evolutionDarwinismDiscovery InstituteGünter BechlyHeretic: One Scientist’s Journey from Darwin to Designintelligent designJonathan WittmaterialismMatti LeisolapesticidesPhilip SkellRichard LewontinRichard SternbergSmithsonian InstitutionThe New York Review of BooksThe ScientistThe Structure of Scientific RevolutionsThomas Kuhn,Trending Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Manlast_img read more

Read More →

JA Solar opens a new 1.5 GW module manufacturing facility in China

first_imgJA Solar opens a new 1.5 GW module manufacturing facility in ChinaThe new, fully automated facility will produce 60-cell and 72-cell modules and adds another large chunk of manufacturing capacity to the growing Chinese company. May 9, 2016 Sam Pothecary Finance Installations Markets Markets & Policy Share JA Solar’s huge strides from a cell maker to one of the world’s largest module makers continue with the opening of a new PV module manufacturing facility in Xingtai, China. The fully automated, hi-tech facility will have the annual capacity to produce 1.5 GW worth of modules and enhances the company’s goal of increasing its manufacturing capacity.The facility will be producing 60-cell and 72-cell high performance PV panels, using the latest module manufacturing technologies on fully automated assembly lines, which can all either make regular modules of double-glass modules. The modules will primarily be using high-efficiency PERCIUM cells, representing the cutting-edge of solar technology.The site is located in the Economic Development District of Xingtai city, and has been designed for optimum energy efficiency, by including module assembly, test and measurement, stockrooms and warehouse all in one facility.“The grand opening of our fully automated module manufacturing facility in Xingtai marks JA Solar taking one step forward in terms of intelligent manufacturing,” said Baofang Jin, JA Solar’s Executive Chairman of the board and CEO. “We will keep focusing on technological innovation as well as continue to improve the performance of our products to meet our customers’ demand for high quality products.” JA Solar’s expanding manufacturing capacityThe opening of the manufacturing facility in Xingtai, China, is just one in a string of new manufacturing capacity expansions being undertaken by the Chinese company. Last October, JA Solar completed a cell and module factory in Malaysia, while also signing an MOU with Essel Infraprojects Limited to build a 500 MW PV manufacturing facility in India.Further afield, the Chinese company is building a module manufacturing facility in Brazil. This factory will be used to supply the growing PV market in Latin America, which JA Solar is hoping to take full advantage of.Making sure that the products that the company is producing are top of the range, JA Solar recently signed an agreement with Swiss technology group Meyer Burger for its PERC solar cell and wafer production equipment. The total annual output of the equipment will be approximately 1.5 GW and will be commissioned in the second half of 2016.This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact: [email protected] content ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. The re… Submarine cable to connect 10.5 GW wind-solar complex in Morocco to the UK grid Emiliano Bellini 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com UK-based Xlinks is planning to build 10.5 GW of wind and solar in Morocco and sell the power generated by the huge plant in the UK. This should be ma… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.April 26, 2021 Gwénaëlle Debo… The weekend read: PV feed in, certified pv magazine 1 May 2021 pv-magazine.com As more renewable energy capacity is built, commissioned, and connected, grid stability concerns are driving rapid regulatory changes. In the Europea… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. The re… Submarine cable to connect 10.5 GW wind-solar complex in Morocco to the UK grid Emiliano Bellini 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com UK-based Xlinks is planning to build 10.5 GW of wind and solar in Morocco and sell the power generated by the huge plant in the UK. This should be ma… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.April 26, 2021 Gwénaëlle Debo… The weekend read: PV feed in, certified pv magazine 1 May 2021 pv-magazine.com As more renewable energy capacity is built, commissioned, and connected, grid stability concerns are driving rapid regulatory changes. In the Europea… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. The re… 123456iAbout these recommendationsShare Sam Pothecary Sam joined pv magazine in 2016, primarily to manage the magazine’s online presence. As well as writing and editing articles for the daily news section, he reports on the global solar industry and climate policies for the magazine.More articles from Sam Pothecary [email protected] Related content ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German enginee… Meyer Burger unveils 400 W heterojunction solar module Emiliano Bellini 28 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The solar module will be available in three versions – white, black, and glass-glass. The products have an output of up … Optimization algorithm for vertical agrivoltaics Emiliano Bellini 30 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Developed by Swedish scientists, the proposed algorithm is said to calculate a project’s ideal design by combining clima… California to host 1 GW of compressed air storage Tim Sylvia 30 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Two projects in California will fill part of the 1,600 MW of long-duration energy storage that state regulators have said is needed by 2026. Pacific Energy to construct Fortescue’s Pilbara grid-scale battery project Blake Matich 30 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Contract Power Australia, a subsidiary of Pacific Energy, is set to design, construct, install and commission 42 MW of b… Pretty stressful Cornelia Lichner 7 April 2021 pv-magazine.com To find out whether a module is susceptible to potential-induced degradation, you can conduct stress tests in a climate chamber. iAbout these recommendations Elsewhere on pv magazine… MIBEL alcanzó nuevamente los precios más bajos de Europa mientras subieron en el resto de mercados eléctricos pv magazine 23 March 2021 pv-magazine.es En la tercera semana de marzo los precios de la mayoría de mercados eléctricos europeos subieron, mientras que MIBEL mar… Tasmanian Labor installs solar at the top of its campaign promises Blake Matich 8 April 2021 pv-magazine-australia.com Tasmania (TAS) is going to the polls on May 1, and the opposition Labor Party has put forth a $20 million plan to fund l… India closing in on 7 GW of rooftop solar pv magazine 13 April 2021 pv-magazine-australia.com India’s cumulative installed capacity of rooftop solar stood at 6,792 MW as of December 31, 2020, with 1,352 MW having b… Spotlight on Australian solar Bella Peacock 21 April 2021 pv-magazine-australia.com Calculating the average sunlight hours data from the Bureau of Meteorology from January toDecember 2020, Darwin was cro… Q&A: EEW’s $500 million Gladstone solar to hydrogen project is just the start Blake Matich 18 March 2021 pv-magazine-australia.com pv magazine Australia: Australia is the testing ground for a lot of different aspects of the future green hydrogen market. Cracking the case for solid state batteries pv magazine 29 April 2021 pv-magazine-australia.com Scientists in the UK used the latest imaging techniques to visualize and understand the process of dendrite formation an… iAbout these recommendations Leave a Reply Cancel replyPlease be mindful of our community standards.Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment.Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. Any other transfer to third parties will not take place unless this is justified on the basis of applicable data protection regulations or if pv magazine is legally obliged to do so.You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future, in which case your personal data will be deleted immediately. Otherwise, your data will be deleted if pv magazine has processed your request or the purpose of data storage is fulfilled.Further information on data privacy can be found in our Data Protection Policy.Keep up to date pv magazine Global offers daily updates of the latest photovoltaics news. We also offer comprehensive global coverage of the most important solar markets worldwide. Select one or more editions for targeted, up to date information delivered straight to your inbox.Email* Select Edition(s)*Hold Ctrl or Cmd to select multiple editions.Tap to select multiple editions.Global (English, daily)Germany (German, daily)U.S. (English, daily)Australia (English, daily)China (Chinese, weekly)India (English, daily)Latin America (Spanish, daily)Brazil (Portuguese, weekly)Mexico (Spanish, daily)Spain (Spanish, daily)France (French, daily)We send newsletters with the approximate frequency outlined for each edition above, with occasional additional notifications about events and webinars. We measure how often our emails are opened, and which links our readers click. To provide a secure and reliable service, we send our email with MailChimp, which means we store email addresses and analytical data on their servers. You can opt out of our newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of every mail. For more information please see our Data Protection Policy. Subscribe to our global magazine SubscribeOur events and webinars Reducing solar project risk for extreme weather 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Discussion participantsDaniel H.S. Chang, VP of Business Development | RETCGreg Beardsworth, Sr. Director of Product M… Grid code compliance in megawatt projects 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Discussion participantsEhsan Nadeem Khan, Grid Code Compliance Engineer, meteocontrolModeratorsMarian Willuhn, Editor… iAbout these recommendations pv magazine print Pretty stressful Cornelia Lichner 7 April 2021 pv-magazine.com To find out whether a module is susceptible to potential-induced degradation, you can conduct stress tests in a climate chamber. The ideal format pv magazine 7 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The speed at which manufacturers are introducing changes from one product generation to the next is accelerating – curre… A deeper understanding of LeTID Jonathan Gifford 7 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Australia’s University of New South Wales (UNSW) has built a reputation for strong collaboration with the PV industry, f… Dynamics driving insurance costs pv magazine 7 April 2021 pv-magazine.com While utility-scale solar assets are surging in popularity with investors, there are a number of emerging challenges tha… Unchained: political moves shift solar supply David Wagman 7 April 2021 pv-magazine.com PV module supply chains to the U.S. industry are in flux, and not for the first time. Moves to take action alongside sti… Pushing POE for longer module lifetimes Mark Hutchins 7 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Polyolefin-based films are estimated to represent around 20% of the market for PV module encapsulation materials – a sha… iAbout these recommendationslast_img read more

Read More →