Call for project proposals “Increasing energy efficiency and use of RES in the service sector (tourism, trade)” published

first_imgOn 8 May 2018, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy published a call for project proposals “Increasing energy efficiency and the use of RES in the service sector (tourism, trade)”.The total amount of grants available from the European Regional Development Fund for allocation under this Call is HRK 76 million. The call is implemented under Priority Axis 4 ‘Promotion of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources’, Specific objective 4b2 ‘Increasing energy efficiency and use of RES in the service sector (tourism, trade)’ of the Operational Program ‘Competitiveness and Cohesion’ 2014-2020. The Open Call is intended for companies registered for activities in tourism and trade. The lowest amount of grants that can be awarded to an individual project is 220 thousand kuna, while the highest amount is 13 million kuna.The call aims to support the reduction of energy consumption in companies registered for tourism and / or trade, through the implementation of energy efficiency measures (measures) and / or activities (measures) for the use of renewable energy sources that bring energy consumption to the cost of the company of at least 20% in relation to the reference delivered energy, ie in relation to the consumption of delivered energy before the implementation of measures.Applications for the Call are accepted from June 15, 2018 to September 21, 2018.During the award process, potential applicants may continuously ask questions in order to clarify the documentation of the Call, and the answers will be published during the award process on the eFunds website within 7 calendar days from the date of receipt of each request. Questions with a clearly indicated reference to the Call can be asked only electronically to the following e-mail address: [email protected] Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy will organize information workshops in which all potential applicants can participate. The date, time and place of informative and educational workshops during the Call will be published on the website of the Ministry www.mzoe.hr, and on the websites www.strukturnifondovi.hr and http://efondovi.mrrfeu.hr at least 10 calendar days before days of their workshops. The date, time and place of additional, “ad hoc” organized information workshops will be announced at least 3 calendar days before their holding.You can find more about the Call, as well as all the documentation here.last_img read more

Bolivia’s chief resigns after election backlash

first_imgVice President Álvaro García Linera also resigned. Earlier on Sunday, Moralesagreed to hold new elections after a report from the Organization of AmericanStates (OAS), which conducted an audit of the Oct. 20 vote, revealed seriousirregularities. The OAS report said that election should be annulled after it had found“clear manipulations” of the voting system that called into question Morales’win, with a lead of just over 10 points over main rival Carlos Mesa.(Reuters) LA PAZ – Bolivian President Evo Morales said he was resigning to easeviolence that has gripped the South American nation since a disputed election.center_img President Evo Morales addresses the media in El Alto, Bolivia on Nov. 10. REUTERS/CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS “I am resigning, sending my letter of resignation to the LegislativeAssembly,” Morales, who was in power for nearly 14 years, said on Sunday.  last_img read more

Di Matteo says he would like Lampard to stay at Chelsea

first_imgChelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo says he hopes Frank Lampard stays at Stamford Bridge.Lampard, whose contract expires at the end of the season, has been linked with January moves to China and the United States.But Di Matteo would be happy to see the England midfielder, 34, sign a new deal.“He has been great at Chelsea for over a decade, so it would be nice for him to finish his career here,” said Di Matteo.“I’m not aware how the discussions are going but if there’s a willingness from both sides, Frank will remain with us.”Click here for the West Brom v Chelsea quiz See also:Chelsea cautious over Lampard injuryBlues consider cover for Moses and 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Take a Walk in the Biodiversity Park

first_imgA walk in the park is good for your spirit.  That much we already knew.  Researchers at the University of Sheffield now claim, though, that the more biodiversity in the park, the better: “Dr Richard Fuller and colleagues from the University’s Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, and De Montfort University in Leicester, have been able to show that biologically complex surroundings appear to enhance a person’s well-being more than those spaces less rich in species.”Urban planners and city citizens should place value on preserving open space near town, accessible to people.  The most biodiverse parks of all are the natural ones.  An urban park with all oaks and grass is better than nothing, but how about trying one with dozens of species of trees and herbaceous plants and a variety of birds and wild animals?  (picture 1, picture 2 picture 3)  See what effect it has on your sense of well-being.  Think of it as a science project.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Survey seeks answers for yield limiting factors in soybeans

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest To participate in this research, please see the online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ohiosoybeanI am continuing a third year of a State‐Wide Project aimed at generating some baseline producer data on current soybean management practices in Ohio’s production systems. This project is funded by the Ohio Soybean Council and the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP). The project goal is to identify the key factors that preclude the state’s soybean producers from obtaining yields that should be potentially possible on their respective individual farms. The term used for the difference between what yield is possible on your farm each year and what you yield you actually achieve is called a “Yield Gap”.We are therefore asking Crop Producers in Ohio to provide us with yield and other agronomic data specific to their soybean production fields. With that data, we could then conduct an in‐depth analysis of what on‐farm factors might be causing a Yield Gap on producer farms. We intend to provide annual reports to all crop producers informing them of what factors we may have identified that, based on our analysis of the data collected from farms, are likely limiting you from achieving soybean yields closer to yield potential that is likely possible on your farms! Click here for the latest report! Specifically, we are requesting yield and other data specific to four 2017 fields of soybean that YOU grew on your farm. If you cannot recall or do not have data for any given cell on the Survey Form, leave them blank.We look forward to receiving your data. Keep in mind that all data submissions will be kept strictly confidential. At the end of the survey, you will be asked for your name, email, and mailing address. This entry is optional, but will be used to email preliminary results and mail a check ($10/field) for your time and help filling out the survey.last_img read more

In the younger, cheaper NFL, Super Bowl champs get cut, too

first_imgTy Law, Adam Vinatieri, Vince Wilfork, Richard Seymour. Lawyer Milloy, Jimmy Garoppolo, Wes Welker, Damien Woody. New England said goodbye to all of them when they still had gas left in the tank.They unexpectedly benched the cornerback who saved the 2015 Super Bowl, Malcolm Butler, at the Super Bowl three years later, then let him go via free agency. Drew Bledsoe got injured in 2001 and his days were numbered. He got traded to the Bills after a backup named Tom Brady stepped in and did fairly well.Through it all, Brady and Belichick have been the constant.“Some of it is perception, and some of it is reality,” said Eric Winston, the former NFL offensive lineman who is now the president of the players’ union. “Every NFL team, in certain areas, goes through maturations and goes through the process of, ‘How do we build a team?’ And then it changes. One year, it’s finding a few older free agents who can play. Another, everyone wants to get younger when the Seahawks win with an average age of” 26.4.The average experience on Seattle’s 2013 Super Bowl champions was 3.66 years, the lowest among the teams AP surveyed. Not surprising, then, that Seattle only turned over 15 players from that roster. Seattle returned to the Super Bowl the next season, but went into a rebuilding mode not long after, with many of the top contributors from the Super Bowl teams becoming too pricey. The team scrambled to put fresh talent around still-young quarterback, Russell Wilson, but has never returned to the Super Bowl.“Teams will try to find a younger, cheaper option even if the drop off in production isn’t there” from the player they’re cutting ties with, said Seahawks 11th-year offensive lineman Duane Brown. “If they’re not as productive but a little cheaper they’re willing to sacrifice it.”Even by jettisoning around one-third of their rosters, teams don’t always end up younger the next season. Of the 10 teams the AP analyzed — all seven title teams since 2011, along with the 2001, 2003 and 2004 Patriots — six actually got older. That’s because even with the turnover, essentially two-thirds of the roster stays and ages a year.That only amplifies the need to work hard at staying young.Jets offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum recalled conversations he’s had with assistant coach David Diaz-Infante, who played on the Broncos title teams in the late 90s.“He said, ‘Man, I remember when I was in my room, the youngest person in our room was 29,‘” Beachum said. “That’s considered almost older than a geezer now.’” An Associated Press analysis of Super Bowl champions over the past seven years revealed that title teams shed an average of 20.4 players off their 53-man rosters from the Super Bowl to Week 1 of the next season. That’s 38.5 percent. On average, the new players had 1.8 fewer years of experience than the players they replaced.The findings were in line with data analyzed by the AP that showed a steady trend downward in experience of all teams despite attempts in the 2006 and 2011 collective bargaining agreements to stem that tide. Average experience on opening-day rosters has dropped from 4.6 years to 4.3 since 2005 .FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I mean, look, there’s a lot of turnover in the National Football League on every team in every year,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. “It’s the National Football League. Teams turn over a lot of players and a lot of coaches every single year, every single team.”No team does it with quite the high-profile effectiveness as the Patriots, who have collected five Super Bowl titles since 2002, and will be going for No. 6 on Sunday against the Rams. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ New England’s five Super Bowl champions turned over an average of 19.2 players the season after they won their titles. The season after their 2015 win over the Seahawks, they brought in 24 new players — the biggest number among all the teams surveyed in this analysis.How does all this turn out? Not very well, except for the Patriots. Of the past seven Super Bowl teams, none has repeated. Two have returned to the Super Bowl to lose. Two have lost in the playoffs. Three didn’t even make the playoffs.The 2003-04 Patriots are the last team to repeat.Belichick’s famously unsentimental view of rosters, and the players who fill them, has led to some of the most awkward, unpopular and sometimes downright messy break-ups in recent memory.Coming off a season in which the Patriots lost the AFC title game, Belichick traded away linebacker Jamie Collins — to the then 0-8 Browns, no less — in the middle of the 2016 season. New England won the Super Bowl that year.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting FILE – In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, hugs coach Bill Belichick after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Foxborough, Mass. New England’s five Super Bowl champions turned over an average of 19.2 players the season after they won their titles. Brady and Belichick have been the constant. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)A word of warning to all those soon-to-be Super Bowl champions in New England or Los Angeles: Don’t get too comfortable. You might be looking for a job fairly soon.The NFL’s inexorable trend of going younger and cheaper does not bypass the best teams in the league. In fact, it may help them stay as good as they are.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A somber Super Bowl reminder in ‘Mr. Falcon’ CTE diagnosislast_img read more

Pistons send Knicks reeling to 15th straight loss

first_imgNew York kept chipping away in the third, but Detroit eventually recovered, leading 89-84 after three and pushing the lead back to double digits relatively quickly in the fourth.Dennis Smith Jr. scored 31 points for the Knicks.“We’ve just got to bring that intensity every night and if we do that, I think the wins will start to pile up,” Smith said. “Tonight, I thought we brought it, but it was on me. I’ve got to make free throws.”AT THE LINEThe Knicks finished 26 of 41 on free throws, and Smith was 11 of 19. He went 1 of 6 in the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Knicks: Host Toronto on Saturday night.Pistons: Host Washington on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 76ers debut new-look roster, thump Nuggets LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “It just ends up breaking you when you don’t hit those shots, especially after you gain so much momentum fighting back,” New York coach David Fizdale said. “But, I was pretty proud of the way the kids battled back and got themselves into that game.”NEW ARRIVALSThe Pistons acquired Thon Maker and Svi Mykhailiuk in their trades. Both played sparingly Friday. Maker was scoreless and Mykhailiuk made a 3-pointer .LOOKING BETTERPoint guard Reggie Jackson’s struggles have exemplified Detroit’s disappointing season so far, but he seems to be playing better of late. He scored 20 points with six assists Friday.“Since the last month, or last three weeks at least, he’s got a bounce to him and he is making good decisions,” coach Dwane Casey said. “Defensively he is chesting up people, making sure he gets in the pick-and-rolls, but most of all he is making good decisions with the basketball.”TIP-INSKnicks: New York has been without Emmanuel Mudiay (strained left shoulder) and Frank Ntilikina (sore groin).Pistons: It was a league-high ninth 20-20 game for Drummond this season and his 29th overall. Since the 1988-89 season, only Dwight Howard (51) and Shaquille O’Neal (34) have more.UP NEXT New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox (20) defends against Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — It was another relaxing fourth quarter for Blake Griffin.Andre Drummond had 29 points and 20 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons handed New York its 15th straight loss, beating the Knicks 120-103 on Friday night. The Knicks rallied from a 21-point second-quarter deficit, tying the game in the third. But Detroit avoided a repeat of its collapse last weekend against the Los Angeles Clippers, when the Pistons lost after leading by 25.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Since that game, Detroit has won three in a row, and in two of those victories — including Friday’s — the game was so lopsided down the stretch that Griffin didn’t play at all in the final period.“Beyond the wins, we’re playing with the right spirit and playing basketball the right way,” Griffin said. “The basketball gods reward you when you play the right way, and being able to take a fourth quarter off has been really nice — especially at this time of the season.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesGriffin scored 26 points for the Pistons, who traded Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson in deadline deals but kept enough of their top players to make a postseason berth still plausible. Detroit began the day 1 ½ games out of a playoff spot.The Knicks have lost 28 of their last 30, and they looked overmatched at the start against Detroit, falling behind 21-5. It was 41-22 after one quarter, and the Pistons led 63-54 at halftime. Drummond had 20 points at the break.last_img read more

ICC Champions Trophy: Angelo Mathews rues dropped chances against Pakistan

first_imgSri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews blamed his butterfingered fielders for the three-wicket loss against Pakistan which ended their campaign at the ICC Champions Trophy on Monday.Put into bat, Sri Lanka were all out for 236 but they still managed to put pressure on Pakistan, who were left totterring at 162-7 at one stage. But Sri Lankan fielders dropped Sarfraz Ahmed twice off Lasith Malinga’s overs as the Pakistan skipper cracked a match-winning 61 to take his team to the semifinals.”It was a bit of a funny wicket. We hadn’t got the runs on the board but we knew we could defend this. And the bowlers did their job, but we didn’t hold on to our catches,” he said.Mathews, however, credited Pakistan for the win. “A see-saw kind of a game. Credit should go to Pakistan. They held their nerves and are deserved winners.”The Sri Lankan captain, however, backed his inexperienced team for trying to defend the modest total.”Proud of the boys. Even though we only had 236 to defend, they gave it their all. Unfortunately, we missed a few chances. In a big tournament like this, they fought hard an inexperienced team. I’m proud of them,” he said.Sarfraz heaped praise on Mohammad Amir for hanging on till the end as they shared a 75-run partnership for the eighth wicket.”First of all, thanks to the Almighty. I can’t believe it. Thanks to Amir, he played really well. I just told him to play his game and not to worry about the score. That if we took it to the 40th over we would win,” Sarfraz said.advertisementSarfraz, who was adjudged Man of the Match, was dropped twice in the 39th and 41st over off Malinga.”Drop catches are part of the game. Allah helped us and that’s why Pakistan won today,” he saidlast_img read more