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Vermont Business Magazine Following up on previous guidance(link is external) provided to solar projects this past December, the Vermont Attorney General’s Office and Department of Public Service provided additional guidance(link is external) to all companies, including utilities, who market renewable energy projects in Vermont. “Today’s Guidance follows the earlier statement on solar energy projects and clarifies that all renewable energy projects must comply with the law and avoid deceptive marketing statements,” said Attorney General Sorrell. See Guidance below.The Guidance only applies to renewable energy projects in which the renewable energy certificates or credits (referred to as “RECs”) are sold to out-of-state entities. When the RECs are sold, only the purchaser of the RECs can claim the renewable attributes. The Guidance advises any marketer of renewable energy projects selling the RECs out-of-state to avoid public claims that state or imply that Vermonters are consuming renewable energy from those projects. The Guidance is based on the Federal Trade Commission’s established regulations and “green guides” prohibiting deceptive claims by renewable energy projects that sell RECs.Consumers or businesses may file a complaint(link is external) with the Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program regarding renewable energy deception, or contact [email protected](link sends e-mail) for more information.Vermont AG: Apr 13, 2016
Jonathan Goldsmith is the secretary general of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe, which represents around a million European lawyers through its member bars and law societies interpretation will have to be provided for communication between client and lawyer, as well as during investigations – such as police questioning – and at trial; the proposal covers written translation of all essential documents such as the detention order, the charge sheet or indictment or vital pieces of evidence, and so citizens will not have to rely on an oral translation that only summarises the evidence; and citizens have the right to legal advice before waiving the right to interpretation and translation, so that people are not pressured into giving up their rights unless they have spoken to a lawyer. What does this tell us? First, it looks as if commissioner Reding is going to play a tough game, and the split between justice and home affairs that she represents may ensure that justice gains. Second, the member states have lost power as a result of the Lisbon Treaty, with the commission now able to turn to the parliament for support in the justice field, which was not possible before. And third, the EU’s signing up to the ECHR, about which I wrote recently, is having some early positive effects on policy. As commissioner Reding mounted her horse and rode out of town, she was heard to say: ‘That’s what’s important, to feel useful in this old world, to hit a lick against what’s wrong for what’s right even though you get walloped for saying that word. ‘Now I may sound like a Bible beater yelling up a revival at a river crossing camp meeting, but that don’t change the truth none. There’s right and there’s wrong. You got to do one or the other. You do the one and you’re living. You do the other and you may be walking around, but you’re dead as a beaver hat.’ We had a glimpse of the future this week. There was a shoot-out at the EU Corral involving the new justice commissioner and the member states. The weapon used was the Lisbon Treaty, and the quarrel broke out, beyond the tumbleweed and swinging saloon doors, over the need for minimum procedural safeguards for suspects and defendants around the EU. When the smoke cleared, the member states were all lying dead, and the commissioner was cleaning the barrel of her gun, with a satisfied smile on her face. The back story is this. The EU has been trying for 10 years to balance the enhanced rights of the prosecution, as provided in instruments like the European Arrest Warrant, with better rights for the defence, mainly through ensuring common rights for defendants around Europe. And for 10 years, some member states – including the big, bad UK – have been resisting. All right, said its supporters in desperation last year, you won’t give us this package of rights as a whole, and so we will take them one by one, starting with the first right (or Measure A as it is called): the right to interpretation and translation. This is the simple and basic right to have a criminal case interpreted and translated for you as a suspect or defendant if you do not speak the local language. The member states which supported going ahead with their own measure on this subject found it difficult to resist such a virtuous right altogether, but they watered it down considerably and nearly got away with it. But, in the manner of the most thrilling western, their time to decide on their own ran out on 1 December of last year when the Lisbon Treaty came into force, giving the European Parliament (which has backed the commission in this matter) co-decision powers. Suddenly, the member states can no longer do exactly as they wish. Enter Viviane Reding, the new justice commissioner, wearing a Stetson, holster, bandanna and chaps bought in her native Luxembourg. She hollers over to the member states huddled by their rustled horses (the actual words are my own): ‘Your watered down version of Measure A is below the level of the standard required by the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR).’ She waves a copy of an opinion received from the Council of Europe which says this. ‘I do not want the first case against the European Union, now that we shall be subject to the ECHR, to be as a result of introducing a sub-standard right on my watch. Improve your offer or I will re-introduce a commission draft which meets the ECHR standard. Then my good friends in the parliament can decide which version they prefer.’ There is mayhem with gunshots before the smoke clears, revealing the victor. And so the commissioner introduced a new draft this week. It has all the things which we at the CCBE have been asking for (and which was missing from the member states’ watered down version), such as:
Share This!©Rikki NiblettThe brand new flex space called Sunset Showcase over near Rock n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith recently debuted Club Disney back in early December. Club Disney was essentially a dance party space where Guests could interact and boogie down with their favorite Disney characters throughout the day. Guests were also able to digitally “color” giant screens that resembled coloring book pages, grab a snack, or just relax.Well, now it appears that Club Disney at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has turned into just another seasonal offering for the park. There is no word on when the dance party offering will be available for Guests to visit going forward.The Sunset Showcase is also currently holding a special event called Club Villain, where guests can enjoy a dinner party and mix and mingle with their favorite bad guys. Club Villain is going to continue in this space on select dates until March.It is unclear what the Sunset Showcase space will be used for going forward after Club Villain has finished, but I’m sure we’ll be hearing more information soon.
Share This!Hello, friends! I can’t tell you how happy I am that nothing closed this week at Walt Disney World! 😉 It seems like all I’ve done lately is say goodbye to my favorite, old attractions. So this week I’m saying hello to all four parks, a character meal, and Food & Wine Festival! Let’s get started with a look at Epcot’s iconic entrance all decked out for the festival.So far we’ve only stopped into Epcot for one evening of Food and Wine goodness. During that visit we tried the Seared Scallops, Truffled Celery Root Purée, Brussels Sprouts, and Wild Mushrooms. It was totally stellar! Of course, you can’t go wrong with a trio of cheeses too. These can both be found in the Future World booths. I’m still adjusting to the festival spreading out all over the park.Want to see what else we tried and check out the other three parks? Click to read more.At the top of my list to try was the Loaded Mac ‘n’ Cheese at the new Active Eats booth. I’m really sorry to report that it was awful! 🙁 It had a weird onion taste to it. At least the booth also sold hard sparkling water to wash it down. What a disappointment.We stopped over at the new Light Lab, but they ran out of the glowing donuts. Rather than show photos without them I thought instead I’d show a lovely view at dusk. The weather has been so pleasant in the evenings lately. If you have a chance to visit the festival this year I recommend getting to the park around 6pm for the perfect evening of snacking.I should have had another few booths to feature, but we wandered back to World Showcase and ended up at a restaurant. The French bakery is tough to resist! We still got to enjoy a killer sunset. Which festival items are you curious about or excited to try? Let me know in the comments below so I can check them out!Speaking of beautiful nights in the park, I’ve been spending a lot of time at the Magic Kingdom lately. Halloween is my favorite time of the year and the park looks fantastic. Admittedly, the crowds have been a little nutty now that the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has started. Below is the crowd waiting for fireworks more than an hour before they started.Of course, seeing that crowd I strolled the other way. Why wait around in a crowd and miss a view like the one below? There was construction for so long that I’m thankful to have these stunning views back. As the sun sunk down into the clouds I watched dozens of ducks curl up for the night in the garden. Oh, to be a Disney duck! 🙂Forgive me for jumping around a bit, but I have to share a couple of character experiences from the Halloween Party. I was so excited to see Lotso in Tomorrowland. He was the only character that I was determined to wait for no matter how long it took. For us, that ended up being about 45 minutes and it was worth it! (Note: he did not smell like strawberries. Whenever a guest would ask he would frantically pantomime that he had showered.)We didn’t plan it, but also ended up meeting Pooh and friends at the Halloween Party. We only waited about 20 minutes and were surprised how quickly the line moved. They were so stinking cute! Each character took a moment with each of us before taking photos. I’m so impressed with the character interactions we’ve had in the parks lately! Who is your favorite character to meet? I’d love to hear your stories in the comments below. 🙂Not party related, but a ton of new merchandise is out for Halloween this year. It’s nice to see they aren’t recycling the same old things. If you see anything you like remember to check out the Disney Parks Shopping App. It works so well that I often use it just because I don’t want to carry things out of the park. They frequently run free shipping promotions and honor any discounts you’d get in the parks.Have you ever visited the parks for Halloween? I know it’s starting earlier and earlier every year, but this is one season I won’t complain about. I think it’s because there isn’t music pumped through the parks all day. It’s really the Christmas music that bugs me for two straight months. I just can’t get enough of views like the one below.Moving over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, I finally visited for the first time after The Great Movie Ride closed. It was neat to see the new signs advertising the Mickey Mouse ride. We’ll see how it all turns out. Are you exited about this new attraction?I also stopped by to visit Gertie after hearing that she was going to be “renovated” while the lake is drained and repainted. After everything that has changed I really hope they don’t end up pulling her out too. If so I’m going to start taking these changes personally! 😉 Have you ever had ice cream from Gertie?Time to visit our last park: Animal Kingdom. We were poking around looking for breakfast reservations and found Tusker House available for the next day at 8am! I was surprised we were able to get in with so little notice and decided to book it to see what the early morning crowds looked like these days.Entering the park was painless, but onsite resort guests were getting in before 8am and everyone was rushing to Pandora. The crowd heading back to breakfast in Africa was minimal. We were checked in and were seated quickly once we arrived. The buffet was large with lots of choices. All the hot items were along the outside walls with very nice pastries in the center.The dining room was empty when we first got there, but quickly filled and got quite noisy. I guess that isn’t surprising for a character meal! I did find that each table had a bit of extra space here. I’ve felt more “packed in” at other character meals.The food was certainly overpriced, but I was actually impressed with the quality. We both genuinely enjoyed the food. The buffet had standard American breakfast staples, but also some other interesting dishes. Be warned, the curry chicken was so spicy I couldn’t eat it. Otherwise, we didn’t try a single thing we didn’t like.The characters each made it to our table within the space of 45 minutes. They were so patient posing for photos for me and then taking selfies with us. I noticed all the tables next to us had autograph books lined up too. We skipped character meals for a long time, but I’m starting to understand the value and this is one I’d recommend for sure! The extra space and exceptional food put this one near the top of my list. We thought after breakfast that we’d try to get into Pandora, but that was a terrible idea. Everyone in the park was trying to cram in there! We decided to head over to the Safari instead and hopped on with no wait at all. As we were exiting the ride I checked the My Disney Experience App and scored a Na’vi River Journey FastPass+ for 9:30am! I find that people cancel their FastPass+ after riding in the morning so keep checking. With that we were on our way to Pandora.Everyone talks about Pandora at night, but I think the views are so much better during the day. This is the view from the FastPass+ queue for Na’vi River Journey. I just can’t get over how pretty this land turned out. Fingers crossed the new movies can make us all fall in love with the Avatar brand.If the rides in this land are any indication, I think they can. This week I finally got to ride all the way through without someone taking flash pictures. (Why do people do this??!) This ride is so tranquil and unique, it’s a shame that so many people ruin it with constant flashes. I guess that’s just the price for being the newest ride at Walt Disney World. 🙂That’s it for this time. Thanks for joining me for another week of fun! Please let me know if you have requests for next time around. Until then – I hope you’re having the best week ever.
9 July 2014 Four places in the 2014/15 IRB Sevens World Series will be up for grabs when the Springbok Women’s Sevens team takes on 11 other countries in Hong Kong on 12 and 13 September, the International Rugby Board (IRB) confirmed on Tuesday. Japan, China, Kenya, Brazil, Fiji, Mexico, Hong Kong, France, Netherlands, Portugal and Argentina will also be in action at the Shek Kip Mei Stadium, aiming for a place on the circuit. Tournament format The competition will consist of three pools of four teams, with the top two sides in each pool progressing to the quarterfinals, along with the two best third-placed teams. The winners of the quarterfinals will progress to the semi-finals but, more importantly, they will secure automatic qualification for next season’s Women’s Sevens World Series. New Zealand, Australia, Russia, England, Spain, USA and Canada have already secured their places on the circuit.Olympic qualification With the top four teams on the 2014/15 Sevens World Series qualifying automatically for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Springbok Women’s Sevens coach Renfred Dazel said in a statement that his team was determined to make the most of its opportunity. “Our two main goals from the beginning of this season has been to qualify for the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series and to do our best to ensure that we qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games,” he said. “This qualifying tournament will open the door to both of these objectives. “At this stage we have another important matter at hand and that is to deliver a quality performance in the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup in France in August. Once that is completed our Sevens players will gather again in Port Elizabeth to prepare for the qualifying series.”‘Exciting times’ IRB head of competitions and performance Mark Egan said he expected a thrilling tournament in Hong Kong: “These are exciting times for women’s rugby Sevens. With the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro just over two years away, teams will have an eye on preparation for that, and so we expect a hugely competitive and high- quality qualification tournament for next season’s IRB Women’s Sevens World Series.” The Springbok Women’s squad, which includes a handful of Springbok Women’s Sevens players, including flyhalf Zenay Jordaan, and backs Veroeshka Grain and Lorinda Brown, will assemble in Cape Town on Monday for their Rugby World Cup holding camp, with the team set to depart for the international showpiece in France on 27 July. SAinfo reporter
I’m working on building an affordable desktop or desktop / small server analysis system. I want to build a purpose driven hardware / OS design for a high speed / high volume analytic system design. I’ve been using Intel processors, motherboards (vanishing species), SSDs, etc. with hierarchical design variations for processing storage:Fast HDDs in RAID 10 / 1E -> fast SSDs in RAID 0 -> DDR3 SDRAM -> maximum processor cache within budget.This stage is fed by a “need for speed” optimized standard database: Oracle, MS SQL Server, MySQL, in-memory database. I have a “never back to disk” rule where no intermediate storage needs use writing to an HDD, only DRAM or SSD. I have found some cases sticking to this rule is not optimal.I program in C/C++, Python, Mathematica, R and CUDA. I strive for optimization at the lowest level including determining the processor design and coding for that processor. I am trying to determine the cost / benefit for developing in that way for the processor, including building optimal code blocks for some sections and branching at those points. There is overhead in switching back and forth and that must be considered in the cost / benefit calculation. I’ve been using CUDA with Kepler GPUs, but that coding is more costly at this time. One must use it wisely. Mathematica makes use of CUDA at a high level for certain operations and functions.I cannot afford a Xeon Phi at this time and am looking at it’s in theory.Any ideas or comments?
New Delhi, Sep 15 (PTI) It might be an acid test for the Indian Davis Cup team against world number one Czech Republic in the World Group Play-off tie but Rohan Bopanna is confident that they have it in them to tame the three-time champions. Addressing media ahead of the tie, Bopanna spoke with a lot of confidence, which is a result of his consistent showing on the ATP tour where he remains a contender to win big tournaments including Grand Slams. “We have done it in past. Rankings dont matter (Czech have two top-100 players). Then there is heat, so it depends on which player controls all of it better. We have a great shot at getting back into the World Group,” Bopanna, who has managed to come out of the shadows of veterans Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi in the last two-three years, said. Bopanna and Paes had pulled off a tough match against world number two Serbia, exactly a year back in Bangalore, and he believes that an encore is possible this time around. But he said irrespective of the Czech team combination, they have a tough job at hand. “We dont know who will play (in doubles). I know maybe Radek will be playing but who will play with him. Whether it is Lukas or Vesely or the other guy (Adam Pavlasek). Its an experienced team. They are not only in the World Group for such a long time but have also won it twice. We have to play our best tennis,” he said. Indias non-playing captain Anand Amritraj says absence of world number six Tomas Berdych has improved Indias chances, plus the searing Delhi heat may make it tough for the visitors. “With Berdych it would have been out of our reach but now I think we have a much better chance. Having said they have a guy in top-50 one on top-100, and Stepanek is there,it is going to be tough. “Heat is definitely going to be a big factor, it is going to be 37, 38 in the afternoon. However fit you are, to concentrate for three sets mentally and physically wont be easy,” he said. The captain also said that the pressure to win will be more on the Czechs since they are favourites. PTI AT FK KHSadvertisement
Day three will see some amazing talent on display at the 2013 X-Blades National Youth Championships, as teams do their best to be in contention for finals day at the event. The following games will be live streamed on Friday, with the links below9.50am – Brisbane City Cobras v Touch New Zealand 15’s (18’s Girls)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPUHTNkGHJ81.10pm – Queensland v Western Australia (18’s Boys)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZFP2fXvks83.40pm – Northern Territory v Victoria (18’s Boys)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USgqP-1-ecUThere will also be plenty of highlights filmed on day three of the event, so stay tuned to www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus. Related LinksDay 3 Live Stream
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Olympiakos winger Daniel Podence attracting interest from Arsenalby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOlympiakos winger Daniel Podence is attracting interest from Arsenal.Podence fired eight goals and nine assists for Olympiacos last season, and has netted two for the Greek side already this term.The left winger was a handful for Tottenham as they blew a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Olympiacos in their Champions League opener last month.Sportime says Arsenal are one of two Premier League clubs making enquiries about the 23-year-old.The publication says Olympiacos would want around £21.5million for Podence – while Arsenal would face competition from the other, unnamed Premier League club who are also interested.