Ireland consulting on offshore wind grid development policy

first_imgIreland’s Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) has launched consultation on the country’s grid development policy for offshore wind. Based on the policy framework ultimately selected by the government, the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) will similarly consult and decide on a regulatory framework for offshore wind, DCCAE states. In its Climate Action Plan published in June 2019, the Irish government committed to having at least 3.5 GW of offshore wind by 2030, which will help renewables to account for 70 per cent of electricity generation by that time. To meet the offshore wind target, the government has to put in place a policy framework for the delivery model for offshore grid, in alignment with the National Marine Planning Framework (NMPF). Eirgrid engaged the Navigant consultancy to prepare a report on grid models which, together with this month’s consultation, will help inform the policy framework. The report outlines four grid delivery models for Ireland, ranging from a fully developer-led model to a fully plan-led model. In May, the Irish government designated seven offshore wind projects as relevant, allowing them to work on and update a number of aspects so they can apply under the new marine planning regime. The new regime will be introduced by the Marine Planning and Development Management Bill. center_img The Climate Action Plan established a working group on the framework for the offshore electricity grid, chaired by DCCAE, and directed the transmission system operator EirGrid to develop an Options Paper on offshore grid models. The consultation period was opened on 10 June and will close on 1 July. The now ongoing consultation will help determine the model through presenting evidence that will inform the decision for the most suitable model for Ireland. The selected projects include the Oriel, innogy’s Bray and Kish Banks, Codling I and II, Skerd Rocks and North Irish Sea Array (NISA) offshore wind farms.last_img read more

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LOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL, LETTERKENNY

first_imgNEWSLETTERSunday 15th July 2012Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time GRAVEYARD SERVICES IN LETTERKENNYThis afternoon, Sunday 15th July we will have Public Prayers for the Faithful Departed in Conwal Graveyard at 4 pm.Tomorrow evening, Monday 16th July there will be Public Prayers for the Faithful Departed in Aughaninshin Graveyard at 7 pm.Next Sunday, 22nd July at 4 pm we will have Public Prayers for the Faithful Departed in Old Leck Cemetery and at 5 pm in New Leck Cemetery.We encourage as many people as possible to walk to the Graveyards. During the coming week we invite you to tidy up your loved ones graves and the graveyards in general. Please use the skips for all old wreaths and weeds. Please refrain from letting your dog run free in the graveyards as they are sacred places.MASS FROM ST. EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL ON RTE RADIO ONENext Sunday, 22nd July, the 10 am Mass from the Cathedral will be broadcast on RTE Radio 1.GUESS THE NUMBER OF SWEETS IN THE JARCarmel O’Reilly is running the above draw in aid of the Cathedral Restoration Fund over the coming weeks. Carmel will be outside the Cathedral after 10 am Mass during the week and at weekends with the jar of sweets. Prizes 1, 2 and 3 will be €100 vouchers for McElhinney’s, Ballybofey, 4th Prize will be the jar of sweets and a set of Fr. Kelly’s books plus 9 other prizes of a set of Fr. Kelly’s books.LETTERKENNY REUNION 2012 ~ CELEBRATING 21 YEARSThe Letterkenny Reunion Committee will launch their Brochure celebrating 21 years on Monday 16th July at 8 pm in the Glencar Inn. They will also be launching their CD ‘21 Great Years ~ 21 Great Songs’ on the night. Everyone is welcome.Parish Notice-boardPhone: 074 – 9121021Fax: 074 – 9124200Email: [email protected] SUNDAY ~ 15th July, 2012Masses: 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm and 6.30 pmBaptisms: 1.30 pm in the CathedralConwal Graveyard Service – 4 pmSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is open at 7 pmAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmMONDAY8 am Mass ~ John Cunningham10 am Mass ~ Steve and Nora LehaneNo 7.30pm MassSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openGrow Meeting in Loreto Convent ~ 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmTUESDAY8am Mass ~ See Mass Intentions below10 am Mass ~ ®No 7.30 pm MassSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openBaptism Preparation will take place in the Parochial House at 8 pm on Tuesday 24th JulyLegion of Mary Meeting: Conference Room ~ After 10 am MassLegion of Mary Meeting: Room 112, Loreto Secondary School –7 pmDivine Mercy Prayer in the Cathedral – 8 pmAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmGamblers’ Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmWEDNESDAY8 am Mass ~ Sheena Dillon10 am Mass ~ Mary GallagherPius X Adoration Chapel is openNarcotics Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pm THURSDAY8 am Mass ~ Andy and Liz Crumlish10 am Mass ~ ®St Pius X Adoration Chapel is openCharismatic Prayer Meeting in the Conference Room – 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 5.30 pmFRIDAY8 am Mass ~ John and Peggy Surpless10 am Mass ~ Maisie Gallagher7.30 pm Mass ~ See Mass Intentions belowSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 10.30 amAA Meeting for Women in the Cathedral Conference Room – 1 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 5.30 pmGambler’s Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pmSATURDAY10 am Mass ~ ®1 pm ~ Nuptial7.30 pm Mass ~ Vigil for SundayConfessions: 12 noon to 1 pm and after 7.30 pm MassAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 11 amSt. Vincent de Paul ~ Conwal & Leck Parish ~ 9129503St. Vincent de Paul ~ Parish of Aughaninshin ~ 9122366MASS INTENTIONS FOR 8 am TUESDAY and 7.30 pm FRIDAYDoe McCafferty ~ Bobby Orr ~ Jane McLean ~ Tony LaughlinRECENT BAPTISMS ~ We welcome into God’s CommunitySean Francis Clarke ~ Terry Okornoe ~ Rachel Okornoe ~ Mikey Murray ~ Sandra CzulakLOUGH DERG ~ Dates to Remember13th August ~ Last day for beginning Three Day Pilgrimage – 17th August ~ Senior Citizen’s Afternoon – 18th August ~ One Day Retreats begins – 24th August ~ Family Day – 29th August ~ Reflection Day – 9th September ~ Pilgrim Path Walk/Faith and Light Pilgrimage – 24th September – Last One Day Retreat – 29th September ~ Carers Retreat. September/October ~ School Retreats. For a full list of events please see the Cathedral noticeboard. The Lough Derg phone number is: 071-9861518.A HEALING AND RENEWAL RETREAT ~ Will take place in Ards Friary from Friday 20th July to Sunday 22nd July. The Retreat will be given by John Pridmore and the St. Patrick’s Community Team. You are invited to experience a more personal relationship with God.COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION ~ This six week course offers participants better ways of dealing with anger/conflict at home, in relationships or at work. It offers the opportunity to understand/explore how to manage anger, recognise what triggers anger and learn a range of techniques to release anger. Course Facilitator: Kathy O’Connor. This course will be held in the Pastoral Centre, Letterkenny beginning Wednesday 25th July at 7.30 pm. For more information or to book a place please call 9121853.HSE RETIRED PERSONS GROUP ~ Cabaret at Harvey’s Point Country Hotel on Wednesday 8th August. To book please phone Pauline on 9131137 or Mary on 9149230 before Friday 27th July.INVER 12K ~ In aid of White Oaks Rehabilitation Centre, Muff and St. Naul’s Church, Ardaghey will take place on Sunday 29th July at3 pm, commencing at TirConaill Park, Donegal Town and finishing at Inver Community Centre. Registration fee €20 for each participant. For registration forms please contact: Anne on 087-9488040 or e-mail [email protected] or Maureen at 087-2599167.VINTAGE SPONSORED WALK AND TRACTOR RUN ~ Will take place on Sunday 5th August from Letterkenny to Carrigans. This is to try and raise much needed funds towards a larger bus for taking Donegal Cancer Patients and their families to and from Galway for treatment. If you are interested in taking part on the walk or tractor run please phone 9113437 or call to the Good & New Shop, Port Road.YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL, Clonmacnois, Co. Offaly, will take place from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th August for young people aged 16-35. This is an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet new friends. This Festival has been nicknamed the ‘Holy Oxygen’ with over 1,000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from around the country. For more information please contact 01-6753690, email [email protected] or book online: www.youth2000.ieThe RAPHOE DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK will take place on Saturday 18th August. Mass will be at 3 pm with anointing and blessing of the sick. Pilgrims are asked to arrive early to avail of Confessions. A bus will leave the Cathedral Car Park at 8.30 am. More details will follow in the coming weeks.PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES ~ August 28th to September 2nd – 5 Nights in Lourdes, Hotel Paradis. Direct flights from Dublin. Cost €699 includes taxes and insurance. Pilgrimage Director: Fr. Paddy Hughes assisted by Fr. James Sweeney. Details from the Parochial House, Ardaghey, Inver 074-9736007 or e-mail [email protected] Davis 4 Day OUTDOOR SUMMER ‘FUN’ SOCCER ACADEMY takes place at Bonagee Showgrounds from Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th July for boys and girls aged 5 – 17 from 10 am to 3 pm. For bookings please phone Sean on 04871-263044 or Gerry on 086-3397235.LOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL, LETTERKENNY was last modified: July 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:letterkennyLOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRALlast_img read more

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Recycling business provides employment for innercity residents

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica, December 28, 2016 – Residents of some low-income communities in the Corporate Area are benefiting from the ingenuity of Scheed Cole, whose recycling business employs more than 20 of them in transforming waste material into sculptures and other products.  The company, 360 Recycle Manufacturing, which is located on Rousseau Road in Kingston, provides jobs for residents of Arnett Gardens, Maxfield Avenue, Lyndhurst Road and Spanish Town Road.Mr. Cole, a former inner-city teacher, who hails from Olympic Way in St. Andrew West Central, believes in the holistic transformation of those communities and has decided to train and employ persons residing in them.   “I wanted it [the business] to target people of low-income zones. Persons from the communities are given an opportunity first, to be employed by me. Our aim is to create 360 Recycle Manufacturing centres in low-income areas, because it’s a form of renewed employment we want on a national level,” he tells JIS News.Mr. Cole’s company uses ground glass, metal, styrofoam lunch boxes, and pieces of paper and cardboard mixed with cement to create the sculptures for property decorations.  He also creates other structures, including pots for plants, benches and tables, and playground equipment, such as tunnels and rock-climbing mountains.   The raw materials are also used to create building blocks, which he hopes will be used in the construction of houses. Samples of the blocks have been submitted to the Bureau of Standards Jamaica for testing, he notes.Mr. Cole wants to use the building blocks to create affordable housing for residents living in low-income communities across the island.   “If we can help these areas to develop economically and reduce poverty, then we will have more productive communities and citizens,” he says.  Mr. Cole, who plans to employ at least 100 more inner-city residents, says he is now focused on establishing public and private partnerships to help with the mechanization of some processes.  He tells JIS News that the main one is to process the raw materials into finished products much faster, in order to meet the demand.  Discussions have begun with manufacturing company Wisynco, Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation, supermarkets and hardware stores.Meanwhile, Ian McKay, who is employed in sales by Mr. Cole, says since he met him at St. Mary’s College more than two years ago, he has enjoyed working with him in the recycling and manufacturing business.   He tells JIS News that the business has great potential for further growth, and he expects Mr. Cole to provide the leadership that is required.Data recorded in the United States show that the recycling industry continues to be an enormous economic driver. It is reported that in 2014, the recycling industry employed 1.1 million people and generated more than US$236 billion in gross annual revenue.In other parts of the world, entrepreneurs are utilizing recycled material to generate income. In Kenya, Africa, one entrepreneur uses plastic waste collected from dump sites to manufacture fence posts.last_img read more

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Share projects and environment on Anaconda cloud Tutorial

first_imgWhen a small group of developers works on a same project, there is a need to share programs, command datasets, and working environments, and Anaconda Cloud could be used for this.  Usually, we can save our data on other people’s servers. For Anaconda Cloud, users can use the platform to save and share packages, notebooks, projects, and environments. The public projects and notebooks are free. At the moment, private plans start at $7 per month. Anaconda Cloud allows users to create or distribute software packages. In this article, we will learn about Anaconda cloud and how to share projects and environment on Anaconda. This article is an excerpt from a book ‘Hands-On Data Science with Anaconda’ written by Dr. Yuxing Yan, James Yan. So, let’s get started! Firstly, for a Windows version of Anaconda, click All Programs | Anaconda, and then choose Anaconda Cloud. After double-clicking on Cloud, the welcome screen will appear. Based on the information presented by the welcome screen, we know that we need an account with Anaconda before we can use it. After login, we will see the following screen: For example, if you double-click on Installing your first package, you will get more information on Anaconda Cloud. We do not need to be logged in, or even need a cloud account, to search for public packages, download, and install them. We need an account only to access private packages without a token or to share your packages with others. For Anaconda Cloud, users can use the platform to save and share projects and environments. Sharing projects in Anaconda First, let’s look at the definition of a project. A project is a folder that contains an anaconda-project.yml configuration file together with scripts (code), notebooks, datasets, and other files. We can add a folder into a project by adding a configuration file named anaconda-project.yml to the folder. The configuration file can include the following sections: commands, variables, services, downloads, packages, channels, and environment specifications. Data scientists can use projects to encapsulate data science projects and make them easily portable. A project is usually compressed into a .tar.bz2 file for sharing and storing. Anaconda Project automates setup steps so that people with whom you share projects can run your projects with the following single command: anaconda-project run To install Anaconda Project, type the following: conda install anaconda-project Anaconda Project encapsulates data science projects and makes them easily portable. It automates setup steps such as installing the right packages, downloading files, setting environment variables, and running commands. Project makes it easy to reproduce your work, share projects with others, and run them on different platforms. It also simplifies deployment to servers. Anaconda projects run the same way on your machine, on another user’s machine, or when deployed to a server. Traditional build scripts such as setup.py automate the building of the project – going from source code to something runnable – while Project automates running the project, taking build artifacts, and doing any necessary setup before executing them. We can use Project on Windows, macOS, and Linux. Project is supported and offered by Anaconda Inc® and contributors under a three-clause BSD license. Project sharing will save us a great deal of time since other developers will not spend too much time on the work done already. Here is the procedure: Build up your project Log in to Anaconda From the project’s directory on your computer, type the following command: anaconda-project upload Alternatively, from Anaconda Navigator, in the Projects tab, upload via the bottom-right Upload to Anaconda Cloud. Projects can be any directory of code and assets. Often, projects will contain notebooks or Bokeh applications, for example. Here, we show how to generate a project called project01. First, we want to move to the correct location. Assume that we choose c:/temp/. The key command is given here: anaconda-project init –directory project01 Next, both commands are shown side by side as well: $ cd c:/temp/ $ anaconda-project init –directory project01 Create directory ‘c:tempproject01’? y Project configuration is in c:tempproject01iris/anaconda-project.yml The corresponding output is shown here: We can also turn any existing directory into a project by switching to the directory and then running anaconda-project init without options or arguments. We can use MS Word to open anaconda-project.yml (see the first couple of lines shown here): # This is an Anaconda project file. # # Here you can describe your project and how to run it. # Use `anaconda-project run` to run the project. # The file is in YAML format, please see http://www.yaml.org/start.html for more. # # Set the ‘name’ key to name your project # name: project01 # # Set the ‘icon’ key to give your project an icon # icon: # # Set a one-sentence-or-so ‘description’ key with project details # description: # # In the commands section, list your runnable scripts, notebooks, and other code. # Use `anaconda-project add-command` to add commands. # There are two ways to share our projects with others. First, we archive the project by issuing the following command: anaconda-project archive project01.zip Then, we email the ZIP file to our colleague or others. The second way of sharing a project is to use Anaconda Cloud. Log in to Anaconda Cloud first. From the project’s directory on our computer, type anaconda-project upload, or, from Anaconda Navigator, in the Projects tab, upload via the bottom-right Upload to Anaconda Cloud. Now that we’re done looking at how you can share projects. Let’s find out how you can share environments with your partner. Sharing of environments In terms of computer software, an operating environment or integrated applications environment is the environment in which users can execute software. Usually, such an environment consists of a user interface and an API. To a certain degree, the term platform could be viewed as its synonym. There are many reasons why we want to share our environment with someone else. For example, they can re-create a test that we have done. To allow them to quickly reproduce our environment with all of its packages and versions, give them a copy of your environment.yml file. Depending on the operating system, we have the following methods to export our environment file. Note that if we already have an environment.yml file in our current directory, it will be overwritten during this task. There are different ways to activate the myenv environment file depending on the systems used. For Windows users, in our Anaconda prompt, type the following command: activate myenv On macOS and Linux, in our Terminal window, issue the following command: source activate myenv Note that we replace myenv with the name of the environment. To export our active environment to a new file, type the following: conda env export > environment.yml To share, we can simply email or copy the exported environment.yml file to the other person. On the other hand, in order to remove an environment, run the following code in our Terminal window or at an Anaconda prompt: conda remove –name myenv –all Alternatively, we can specify the name, as shown here: conda env remove –name myenv To verify that the environment was removed, run the following command line: conda info –envs In this tutorial, we discussed Anaconda Cloud. Some topics included how to share different projects over different platforms and how to share your working environments. If you found this post useful, be sure to check out the book ‘Hands-On Data Science with Anaconda’ to learn further about replicating others’ environments locally, and downloading a package from Anaconda. Read Next Anaconda 5.2 releases! Anaconda Enterprise version 5.1.1 released! 10 reasons why data scientists love Jupyter notebookslast_img read more

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