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Fun and luck at SM City North EDSA

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:05:18 +0000

KIDS dressed in their cheongsam outfits to welcome the Year of the Rat at SM City North EDSA underneath its golden money tree adorned with ampao, Chinese lanterns and golden coins. Mall Goers can look forward to fun and lucky activities like market bazaars, Chinese cultural shows, a Lion and Dragon Dance, and meet and […]


AOC seminar on PFRS for Small Entities and Audit Consideration

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:03:59 +0000

Ray Alvin Santos, partner of Alas Oplas & Co., CPAs, conducted a seminar on PFRS for Small Entities and Audit Consideration at Vencios Garden and Restaurant, Tawiran, Calapan City on January 11, attended by 36 participants in cooperation with the PICPA Oriental Mindoro Chapter. The seminar was organized by PICPA Oriental Mindoro Chapter President Rachel […]


‘More transparent’ sugar import system sought

Credit to Author: Eireene Jairee Gomez| Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:03:24 +0000

The Department of Finance (DoF) on Tuesday said that it is planning to pursue some changes in the country’s sugar import system and make it more transparent for the benefit of all industry stakeholders. In a congressional hearing on the proposed sugar import liberalization, Finance Assistant Secretary Tony Lambino said the department was targeting to […]


On ‘courageous’ Catriona’s wish list: Lea Salonga

  While she’s open to exploring different fields in show biz now that her reign as Miss Universe is over, music is what Catriona Gray really wants to focus on. And if given the opportunity, the 26-year-old beauty queen, who’s also a singer, would love to share the stage with Lea Salonga. That, she said, would be a dream come true. “That would be amazing. I have always looked up to her since I was a little girl. I admire how she was able to elevate Filipino talents to the international stage,” she told reporters in an interview for her recent guest hosting stint in “It’s Showtime.” “Some of my favorite films growing up were ‘Mulan’ and ‘Aladdin.’ She’s really one o…

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Brad’s impeccable comedic timing

  Last Sunday (Monday in Manila), the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards didn’t just pick credible choices—Joaquin Phoenix (for “Joker”), Renee Zellweger (“Judy”), Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”), Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”), Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”), Jennifer Aniston (“Morning Show”), the fabulous cast of “Parasite” for Outstanding Ensemble, etc.—the guild’s award-giving event also demonstrated how time could heal romantic wounds. This couldn’t be truer—and sweeter—in the case of Brad and Jennifer, who were married from 2000 to 2005. They became friends again after Brad reached out to Jen after his much-publicized split with another ex-wife, …

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Town councilor hurt in Catanduanes shooting

      LEGAZPI CITY — A municipal councilor was shot by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Caramoran town, Catanduanes on Tuesday afternoon. Captain Ariel Buraga, chief of Caramoran police, said in a report that Zaldy Idanan, 57, was onboard his motorcycle on his way home, when two gunmen shot him in Barangay (village) Datag at around 2:15 p.m. The victim sustained a gunshot wound at the back of his body but was able to seek assistance from the 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company in Sabloyon Detachment, about five kilometers away from the place of incident. Idanan was brought to the Eastern Bicol Medical Center in Virac town and now in a stable condition. …

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Tesla Cuts Prices Of Solar Systems To Counter Drop In Federal Rebate

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 20:38:55 +0000

Ringing in 2020 brought many changes to the US solar industry, including a drop in the US federal incentive for residential solar systems. The tax credit fell from 30 percent of the solar system cost to 26 percent effective January 1st, 2020. This first step-down in the tax credit is a small piece of recognition for just how much the financials for solar have improved over the last 10 years


Join Elon Musk At Home For A Revealing Chat

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:45:09 +0000

The team at Third Row Tesla Podcast recently sat down at home with Elon Musk for a revealing chat about his young adulthood and varied career before Tesla. Elon’s brother Kimbal and mum Maye also joined parts of the conversation, adding to the informal vibe and contributing some colourful anecdotes. The interview is well worth a watch


Agrovoltaics Could Help Calm Fears About Renewables For Iowa Farmers

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:06:38 +0000

agrivoltaics FraunhoferIn Iowa, local farmers are worried about losing precious farm land to solar installations. But maybe solar is an opportunity, not a a threat.



Qatar Will Boost Middle East Solar with 800-MW Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:40:45 +0000

The post Qatar Will Boost Middle East Solar with 800-MW Project appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Qatar’s energy minister on Jan. 19 said the country will build an 800-MW solar power project that will push the country far beyond its announced goal for solar energy. That goal of 100 MW of solar generation was established when Qatar in December 2010 was awarded rights to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament. […]

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Wisconsin PSC Backs Construction of Gas-Fired Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:21:31 +0000

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Construction of a $700 million natural gas-fired power plant near the Wisconsin-Minnesota border was authorized by Wisconsin regulators on Jan. 16, over the objections of environmental groups who have said the plant is not needed. Dairyland Power Cooperative and Minnesota Power would jointly own the 625-MW Nemadji Trail Energy Center, which on its current timeline […]

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Sunflower Finally Scraps Plans for 895-MW Kansas Coal Plant

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 19:44:35 +0000

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Sunflower Electric Power Corp. has abandoned plans to build the $2.8 billion Holcomb Expansion after its partner on the 895-MW coal-fired power plant project in Kansas, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, announced it would no longer pursue the project. Sunflower said on Jan. 15 it will allow the project’s air permit, for which it once […]

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