Thanks to greenhouse gases, the Earth’s climate is changing. One of the main sources of these gases is business. However, business is also the main source of new products, services, and business models that may save us from wholesale climate calamity. But what are businesses doing to address climate change? What can — and should — they do?“The untold story is that climate change offers opportunities as well as risks, and business is already changing,” said Michael Toffel, John Heinz Professor of Environmental Management at Harvard Business School (HBS) and faculty chair of the School’s Business & Environment Initiative. “Climate change is such a broad issue, and it’s affecting business in a wide variety of ways. And businesses are developing technologies, products, and new operating models in response.”HBS is collaborating with WBUR and Boston University Questrom School of Business to run a five-part series called “Stepping Up: Business in the Era of Climate Change.” The series will launch on March 5 in WBUR’s CitySpace. Each event will focus on business in a particular sector, including real estate, food, transportation, and energy. Speakers include local and national leaders such as Bryan Koop, executive vice president of Boston Properties; Kevin Butt, sustainability director of Toyota North America; and David Perry, CEO of Indigo Agriculture. Small companies that cater to new consumer preferences like Clover Food Lab, and environmental groups like Union of Concerned Scientists, are also on the program.According to Toffel, growing awareness of climate change offers a unique opportunity for HBS to embark on new projects and increase its impact. Faculty are addressing climate change in their teaching and research. The first year MBA curriculum includes case discussions and assignments designed to foster climate change awareness in every student. This spring all MBA students will be taught the case, “Climate Change: Paris, and the road ahead.” Faculty have also written more than 20 teaching cases about how businesses are tackling climate change.In partnership with HBS alumni clubs, the School’s Business & Environment Initiative has been organizing faculty-moderated alumni events to explore how business leaders in regions around the U.S. are confronting climate change. Each event addresses the specific climate-related challenge facing that region. In addition to the WBUR event series, the School will launch a podcast called “Climate Rising” this spring. “Not all of the news about climate change is doom and gloom. Working with faculty from these two schools has allowed us to showcase how this problem is sparking new products and services, from lab-grown meat to offshore wind,” said WBUR’s Barbara Moran, senior producing editor of Earthwhile, a new team dedicated to reporting on environmental issues. “CitySpace is an ideal venue to reach a broad audience.” Tickets are available at wbur.org. The full program can be found here. Read Full Story
Category: ozedmkksvfoasatb Construction begins on massive 2.7GW solar project in California
Construction begins on massive 2.7GW solar project in California FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renewables Now:Real estate and infrastructure company CIM Group has kicked off construction on the first phase of an over 2.7-GW solar photovoltaic (PV) park in California’s San Joaquin Valley.The huge project, named the Westlands Solar Park, will become one of the largest power plants of its kind, generating electricity to over 1.2 million homes when working at full capacity. It will span over 20,000 acres of previously selenium contaminated and drainage-impaired land in the state’s Fresno and Kings Counties, the developer said earlier this week.The capacity is planned to be switched on in phases, the first one of which will be the 250-MW Aquamarine power plant. All needed entitlement and conditional use approvals for it are in place. The output from a 50-MW portion of its capacity will be sold under a power purchase agreement (PPA) with local power supplier Valley Clean Energy Alliance, which was signed following a competitive solicitation. First deliveries under the deal are planned for late 2021.Power from the Westlands Solar Park will go to public and private utilities and other energy consumers, the statement says. The development of the project follows the installation in 2016 of a 2-MW pilot solar system at the site, which is supplying power to the Anaheim Public Utility.[Veselina Petrova]More: Ground broken on 2.7-GW solar complex in California
Category: ozedmkksvfoasatb Avoid the frustrations of fear-based planning
It’s estimated that 90% of companies fail to execute their strategic plans successfully. With statistics like this, it’s not surprising that only 2% of leaders surveyed express confidence their organization will achieve 80-100% of the goals they set. Unfortunately, credit unions aren’t immune to these discouraging trends—which is why many leadership teams encounter resistance during strategic planning sessions.Resistance is usually a sign that it’s time to pause, regroup and gain perspective. In many sessions, bold new ideas are introduced, and the board and leadership teams have a hard time imagining how they’ll even attempt something so audacious. Resistance rarely happens because the leaders don’t care; it surfaces because fear causes them to freeze.Fear-based paralysis is real. It’s one of the primary reasons strategic plans fail. When leaders give in to the fear of the unknown, they stay in their comfort zones because they don’t have a reference point for what they’re trying to accomplish. As funny as it sounds, organizations refuse to try something new simply because they’ve never done it before. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
Category: ozedmkksvfoasatb For the Greater good
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Category: ozedmkksvfoasatb Savvy buyers can pick up a whole Lota bargains
The cottage at 32 Belgamba St, Lota.A post-war cottage in Lota has sold under the hammer as the local market begins to cool.The property at 32 Belgamba St sold to the highest bidder for $400,000 on June 17.Marketing agent Solomon Soner of Team Solomon Estate Agents said “20 odd” people watched on as three buyers vied for the three-bedroom home. “There was a bit of negotiation with the vendor, who was on the phone interstate but in the end she was happy with the (sale price),” Mr Soner said. “The buyer is a local man who will be an owner-occupier.” Mr Soner said the property, which was three streets from the Esplanade and Boxhead Park, attracted a solid amount of interest during the marketing campaign.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“We had nine groups come through in the lead-up to the auction,” he said. “The home is post-war and in need of restumping — most people wanted to buy it to knock it down and build a new home.” Mr Soner said the Lota market in general was “going a little sideways and slightly down”.The Cleveland-based agent said the slower market was most likely due to the normal seasonal downturn.“Some winters are great and some are not — this one is a bit slower than others,” he said. “There are less inquiries per property … so it’s the best time for buyers to try get a bargain. “There will be more stock coming on to the market in spring but there will also be more competition.”
Category: ozedmkksvfoasatb Ivy Tech offering special events to help residents enroll in college
Lawrenceburg, In. — Ivy Tech Community College is holding two special enrollment events in early August to help residents get started in pursuing their educational goals and advancing their careers.Express Enrollment Days will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg, 50 Walnut St., and at Ivy Tech Batesville, 1 Ivy Tech Drive. Ivy Tech employees will be on hand to help anyone interested in enrolling at the College.At Express Enrollment Day residents can:Complete the first steps to enroll as a student, known as FYIvy;Get financial aid questions answered;Learn about and meet assessment requirements;Meet with an advisor;Register for the semester;And find out about orientation.Residents are encouraged to RSVP only for either Express Enrollment Day by visiting the website.To prepare for Express Enrollment Day, residents are asked to bring high school or college transcripts and SAT/ACT/PSAT scores to assist with assessment and course placement. If residents have already completed some college courses, they are encouraged to bring an official college transcript to have their credits evaluated.Those unable to attend Express Enrollment Day can complete the enrollment process at any time. To schedule an appointment, call Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg at 812-537-4010.
Category: ozedmkksvfoasatb Costa eager to complete Atletico chapter in style
Despite going out on a few loans, it was always clear that if he could force his way into Diego Simeone’s plans, he would be a key presence for the Rojoblancos, and so he’s proved to be over the last few years. Loading… Diego Costa and Atletico Madrid were a match made in heaven.Advertisement Now his time is coming to an end, as age catches up with him and he plays less and less, but despite rumours linking him with a return to Brazil, the former Chelsea striker is keen to see out his time in the Spanish capital.Read Also: Ronaldo misses out of world’s most valuable footballersMarca say that the striker has “only one thought in his mind” – vindicating his 2017 move back to Atleti and showing what he can do one more time before his contract runs out next summer.It may well be that the club actually look to move him on before then to free up wages, but if it comes down to Costa, he will apparently elect to stay one more year and do his best to help the team again.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootAir Pollution Is Rapidly Decreasing Thanks To COVID-19Awesome But Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu Reeves
Category: ozedmkksvfoasatb ICC World Cup Archer selection would be morally unfair: Chris Woakes
For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Woakes told BBC Sport that England, the top-ranked one-day-international team, have become close under captain Eoin Morgan as they prepared for the World Cup which gets underway in England at the end of May.”It probably wouldn’t be fair, morally, but at the same time it’s the nature of the international sport,” said Woakes.”If he was to come in and someone was to miss out, it would be extremely unfortunate.”We’ve been a tight-knit group for the last two to three years, played some really strong cricket, won a lot of series.” I wouldn’t want to see any of my mates and team-mates miss out.” But the all-rounder insisted that England would remain focused on the job at hand should Archer get a call-up.” I don’t think it would disrupt the team, because everyone would find a way to move on and we’re trying to win a World Cup for England. That’s the bigger picture,” added the 30-year-old.Archer, who is playing in the IPL for the Rajasthan Royals, has appeared in just 14 one-day matches as a professional, but England coach Trevor Bayliss has said the all-rounder will feature in the ODIs against Ireland and Pakistan in May. Other England pace bowlers have also expressed doubts. David Willey said in March he did not know “whether someone should just walk in at the drop of a hat because they’re available”.Mark Wood said last week that selecting Archer risked changing the “dynamic” of the side.(With Inputs: PTI) London: Jofra Archer may be an exciting prospect, but fast-tracking him into England’s provisional World Cup squad on Wednesday would not “be fair morally”, said fellow paceman Chris Woakes. Barbados-born Archer — described by England all-rounder Ben Stokes as the most “naturally-gifted” bowler he has seen — became eligible for England earlier this year.The 24-year-old Sussex bowler — whose father is English — was the only high-level player to benefit when the England and Wales Cricket Board decided in November to alter residency rules. Previously, players who entered the UK after turning 18 needed to live in the country for seven years to be eligible for England, but the ECB reduced that to three years. Archer arrived in 2015. Archer selection would be morally unfair believes Chris Woakes. Jofra Archer is currently associated with Rajasthan Royals. The upcoming World Cup is scheduled to be played in England and Wales.
Category: ozedmkksvfoasatb The Latest: British jockeys need masks when racing returns
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Jockeys and stalls handlers in Britain will be required to wear masks when horse racing hopes to resume next month during the coronavirus pandemic. The British Horseracing Authority is hoping to get government approval to return on June 1 for the first time since March.Completion of an online education module and screening of all participants before they can attend an event are among the initial protocols. They will include health-related questions and temperature checks before people are allowed to enter racecourses.Social distancing restrictions will be employed, along with face coverings for those likely to get closer than two meters, including jockeys, trainers, stalls handlers, stable staff and valets.The BHA is also planning an ongoing surveillance program to monitor the coronavirus, including some testing.___ There has been no play in the top tier due to the coronavirus crisis since March 12. Teams have recently returned to training at club facilities, but with players practicing individually. Barcelona is top of the league with a two-point lead over Real Madrid after 27 of 38 rounds.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Czech league restarted under strict conditions on Saturday.Teplice beat visiting Liberec 2-0 without spectators as the First League resumed after a 73-day stoppage. The teams entered the stadium separately and players were not allowed to shake hands or celebrate goals together.The restart was made possible after the government eased restrictions that contained the coronavirus outbreak. The Czech Republic has not been as badly hit by the pandemic as the likes of Italy, Spain, France and Britain.One player from league leader Slavia Prague and another one from Mlada Bolestav tested positive for the coronavirus in a mandatory initial round of testing and were quarantined. All the tests in the second round of testing were negative. The government allowed a maximum of 150 people at Teplice’s stadium on Saturday even though current restrictions limit gatherings to 100 people. That number will increase to 300 next week.Six rounds of games in the regular season and the playoffs remain in the league, which is scheduled to be completed by July 15.___The soccer league in Spain will be allowed to resume from June 8, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Saturday. While the top tier, La Liga, can play from this date, it has already said it wants to resume play on June 12. It is unclear when the first games will be held. The Latest: British jockeys need masks when racing returns May 23, 2020 Associated Press
Category: ozedmkksvfoasatb USC Libraries hosts eighth annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar
Saturday marked the 8th annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, where organizations such as the Venice Heritage Foundation, Getty Research Institute and the University of California, Irvine Libraries Special Collections set up public exhibitions in Doheny Memorial Library.SoCal buff · Jon Leonoudakis, one of the presenters on Saturday, is shown with a detached finger and hair of Tom Dewhirst, a former baseball player. – Jessica Zhou | Daily Trojan This is the fourth year the event has been held at Doheny and its sixth year at USC. The event is hosted by the USC Libraries and planned by L.A. as Subject, a research alliance that connects more than 230 archival collections held by both institutions and individuals. The only requirement to participate in the bazaar is to hold a collection that focuses on Los Angeles.“It’s so important to instill a sense of place into the next generation,” said Todd von Hoffman, president of the Venice Heritage Foundation. “When [people] have a sense of pride of where they live, they are much more apt to […] impart that enthusiasm and respect for history unto the next generation.”The event hosted many exhibits highlighting parts of California history in unique ways, including a display that was distinguished by a large basketball-sized plastic orange looming more than 6 feet above the ground. David Boulé used the exhibit to display his extensive research on the California orange and his latest book, in which he examines the impact of the orange on California’s agricultural industry and our cultural image of California.Special events and panels were also held throughout the day, such as “Craft Brewing in L.A.: Tastes and Traditions.” In this panel, brewmaster Dieter Foerstner of Angel City Brewery discussed the history of American beer, the resurgence of craft brewing in Los Angeles and the birth of some of the brewery’s more quirky brews: the “Avocado Ale,” inspired by guacamole, and the “French Sip,” a brew crafted to taste like au jus.Later in the day, participants were provided a preview to The Good Giants, a documentary about the Buffalo Soldiers, an all-black regiment of the army, and the irony behind their liberation of Italian villages in WWII while being treated as second-class citizens in America.Inspired by PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, the Los Angeles Preservation Network held their own “Archives Roadshow” at this year’s bazaar. Here, individuals could bring their documents and photographs of historical significance, and have them examined and digitized by professional archivists. Participants also received instructions on how to best handle and preserve their documents.The bazaar has recently grown in recognition among those who work in history, and also has much to offer for the participating institutions.“There are 10 percent more exhibitors each year,” said Liza Posas, coordinator for L.A. as Subject. “It gives them an opportunity to evolve how they promote their institution. [The exhibitors] have learned how to articulate themselves and make their exhibits fun and relevant. It’s a networking opportunity.”The event participants hail primarily from the greater Los Angeles community. Many professional archivists and historians as well as history buffs and students from other colleges attended. Many of the historians emphasized how important history is to education at all levels.“Where’s the first place the government cuts in a crisis? Library and archives. Math and science are heavily valued, but history is also important,” said Nancy Saul-Larson, an archivist and historian with the Topanga Historical Society.Kevin Lopez, a junior majoring in chemical biology, entered Doheny Library in search of books for his Writing 340 class, but soon struck up into a conversation with the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America.“I really appreciate the interest for people to document the past,” Lopez said. “Preservation of culture through technology, and its ability to help me develop connections with my heritage, really caught my interest.”For Jessica Zhou, a freshman majoring in business administration, the sheer amount of history in Los Angeles was what drew her to the event.“I’ve always liked history,” Zhou said. “This may or may not become a hobby for me, but will I be back next year? Definitely.”Posas was excited that students were interested in the subject and getting involved.“Everybody has history,” Posas said. “We don’t have to celebrate the history of those who conquered, those who win, those who are stars, but the everyday person. I hope people understand that it starts with their history, and ripples outward into an engagement with history.” Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojan