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The central bank’s forecast for economic growth is significantly below that of the Treasury for the first time since 2005. But with inflation rising and expected to stay high, the bank’s Monetary Policy Committee made it clear that a long period of weakness was needed to bring inflation back under control.The Bank of England’s central forecast – released yesterday – is for economic growth to slip from 3.3% in 2007 to 1.5% in 2009. A year ago, the MPC was expecting 2.8% growth in 2009. The MPC also thinks that in 2010 – likely to be an election year – there is an even chance growth will be below 2.4%.This contrasts with the Treasury’s most recent forecast from March, which expects growth of 2.25-2.75% in 2009 and 2.5-3% growth in 2010. The last time there was such a sharp divergence between the Bank of England and the Treasury was three years ago, when the Treasury’s pre-election forecast of 3-3.5% growth for 2005 was widely derided. Financial Times
Approximately 4,000 building and electrical permits issued in the Town of Southampton since March will be extended another six months due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman signed an executive order for the extension on Tuesday. The order affects any permit opened since March 20, 2020, when Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered New York State on PAUSE.“As a result of the pandemic, many projects were halted by the governor’s executive order pertaining to non-essential businesses,” Schneiderman said. “The construction activity was stopped, but the clock kept ticking toward the building permit’s expiration date. My executive order gives people back the time they paid for but could not use plus a little extra time to account for backlogs caused by the pandemic. It’s the fair thing to do.”The permits will be automatically extended by 180 days from the date of expiration. Building permit holders will be notified via email.East Hampton Town approved the extension of all building permits that were in effect when the construction shutdown was ordered March 27, by the length of the shutdown. The construction shutdown was lifted May 27, and building permits were extended by two firstname.lastname@example.org Share
Fluxys Belgium said that in the first three months of the year, nine carriers were unloaded and five were loaded at the Zeebrugge LNG import terminal. This compares with eight and five carriers respectively in the same period last year. Truck loading services peak – Take-up of truck-loading services continues to rise, with 363 trucks loading at the terminal in the first quarter of 2014 compared with 126 in the same period last year. Over 1,900 loadings have been booked for the year as a whole, compared with 819 last year.LNG filling station in Veurne – In February 2014, parent company Fluxys decided to build an LNG truck filling station this year in Veurne on the premises of haulage company Eric Mattheeuws, which has purchased a fleet of LNG trucks. The initiative is a milestone in the launch of LNG as a sustainable alternative fuel for trucks in Belgium: as a pilot installation it serves as an example for other investors to venture into building LNG filling stations as well.Possible additional transshipment services – In April 2014, Yamal LNG and parent company Fluxys signed an agreement outlining the parameters of cooperation on the possible transshipment at Zeebrugge of LNG supplied from the production plant being built on the Yamal Peninsula in Russia. The transshipment platform in Europe will be an integral part of the logistical chain enabling LNG supply from Yamal to reach the Asian-Pacific countries when winter navigation is closed at the Arctic Ocean’s Northern Sea Route, thus ensuring year-round LNG supplies to this region.If Fluxys Belgium succeeds in attracting LNG transshipment operations to the Zeebrugge terminal, this would be an important project for the company itself and for the port of Zeebrugge. It would bring considerable investment to the terminal, link the facility to an additional source of LNG and entail a significant volume of ship movements.[mappress]Press Release, May 14, 2014; Image: Fluxys
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Share BusinessNewsRegional Jamaica secures $810.2 million World Bank grant for climate change project by: Jamaica Information Service – October 5, 2015 57 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Finance and Planning Minister, Dr Peter Phillips (left), exchanges warm greetings with World Bank Country Manager for Jamaica, Galina Sotirova, just before Friday’s $810.2 million (US$6.8 million) grant signing ceremony for the ‘Improving Climate Data and Information Management Project,’ at the ministry’s offices, National Heroes Circle, Kingston.KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Government has received approximately $810.2 million (US$6.8 million) in World Bank grant funding support to improve climate and weather data collection and information management within Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs).The undertaking is part of a package of projects, valued of approximately $3.57 billion (US$30 million), which are being financed in Jamaica under the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR).The US$1.2 billion PPCR is a funding window of the US$8.1 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIFs), which assists developing countries to integrate climate resilience into development planning.Improvement of the data platform aims to better position Jamaica to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change, characterised by among other things, extreme drought and abnormal rainfall patterns.Finance and Planning Minister, Dr Peter Phillips, in welcoming the World Bank support, underscored the need to generate data that will adequately assist Jamaica’s preparation to deal with climate change.He was addressing the signing ceremony held on Friday at his ministry’s National Heroes Circle offices in Kingston.Dr Phillips said the climate data project, to be implemented by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), will be of “tremendous” benefit to the country, and particularly, key stakeholders such as farmers, planners, residents in food-prone areas, and tourism and health sector interests.He noted that the availability of such data is also important “if we are to be able to …take advantage of the availability of resources within the Global (Green) Climate Fund,” which assists developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change.
Nordic Semiconductor has launched a Bluetooth 5 ready SoC with features and capabilities that redefine the performance envelope by delivering 4x range and 2x bandwidth for Bluetooth low energy applications. The nRF52840 SoC is especially suited to smart home and advanced wearables applications, including wearables for payments and medical, as well as industrial sensor and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices.It has been designed to support the latest Bluetooth 5 specifications. Bluetooth 5 introduces longer range and throughput improvements that significantly enhance Bluetooth wireless technology’s suitability for smart home, wearables, and IoT applications. Compliance with the specification, coupled with increased maximum output power, enables the nRF52840 SoC to deliver Bluetooth low energy wireless connectivity with up to 4x the range or 2x the raw data bandwidth (2Mbps) compared with the Bluetooth low energy implementation of Bluetooth 4.2.In addition to Bluetooth 5 support, the nRF52840 SoC includes IEEE 802.15.4 capability. 802.15.4 wireless technology forms the basis of smart home technologies such as ZigBee and Thread (with additional upper layers not defined by the standard). IEEE 802.15.4 can also be employed as a Network Adaptation Layer with 6LoWPAN and standard Internet Protocols. The nRF52840 SoC’s support for 802.15.4 significantly extends the product’s capability as an interoperable foundation technology for IoT, smart home, or industrial sensor wireless networks using several different wireless technologies.This new SoC has been built on the mature architecture of Nordic Semiconductor’s existing nRF52 Series of SoCs to support complex Bluetooth low energy and other low-power wireless applications that were previously not possible with a single-chip solution. The uses the proven 64 MHz, 32-bit ARM Cortex M4F processor employed on Nordic’s nRF52832 SoC, plus a CPU with ample generic processing power, Floating Point, and DSP performance, to meet the demands of even the most demanding wireless applications.The nRF52840 SoC’s hardware enhancements compared with Nordic’s existing nRF52832 SoC include a new radio architecture with an on-chip PA boosting output power considerably, and extending the link budget for ‘whole house’ applications; a doubling of Flash memory to 1MB and a quadrupling of RAM memory to 256 kB; support for Bluetooth 5, 802.15.4, ANT, and proprietary 2.4 GHz wireless technologies; a full speed USB 2.0 controller; and a host of new peripherals (many with EasyDMA) including a quad-SPI interface. The nRF52840 can also operate from power supplies above 5V, such as re-chargeable battery power sources.Designed to address the inherent security challenges that are faced in IoT, the nRF52840 SoC incorporates the ARM CryptoCell-310 cryptographic accelerator offering best-in-class security for Cortex-M based SoCs. Extensive crypto ciphers and key generation and storage options are also available.The introduction of the nRF52840 SoC will be accompanied by the release of the S140 SoftDevice, Nordic’s latest addition to its family of RF protocol software ‘stacks’. The S140 SoftDevice is a Bluetooth 5 compliant software stack with support for the long range and high data throughput features of Bluetooth 5.Nordic will release its S140 SoftDevice and associated nRF5 SDK with support for Bluetooth 5 longer range and high throughput modes upon ratification of the Bluetooth 5 standard in early December.Engineering samples and development kits will be available to order from Nordic’s global distribution network from December 6th. Production variants of the nRF52840 will be available Q4 2017.
England born, Stevenage highly-rated 18-year-old goalkeeper, Edward Ogbebor-Onaiwu has pledge to play for Nigeria ahead of England, OwnGoal reports.Coach of the U20 team of Nigeria, Paul Aigbogun has also extended an invitation to the youngster ahead of the forthcoming WAFU.Ogbebor-Onaiwu will team up with the Nigeria’s U20 team, who are presently in camp, gearing up for the tournament.He is expected to push first choice, Daetan Ogundare, for the first choice spot.Ogbebor-Onaiwu, a former Charlton youth team goalkeeper, had trained with the Nigeria’s U17 team few years ago, but failed to make the squad of the team, who were then knocked out of the qualifiers for the Africa U17 Cup of Nations.The player has spend time with the youth teams of Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletics and AFC Wimbledon before his move to Stevenage in August this year.