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UK applies to join Pacific free trade area where Chile is a member The UK government is formally applying to join one of the world’s largest free-trade areas, to position the UK at the heart of emerging economies in the Pacific and support jobs across the UK.UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss spoke with Ministers in Japan and New Zealand on Monday morning (1 February 2021) to request to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the first formal step before negotiations start later this year.UK membership would enhance trade with CPTPP nations, including Chile, by opening up new markets and opportunities for UK businesses while encouraging greater inward investment and strengthening the UK’s ties with the Indo-Pacific region and the Americas.Membership would also help the UK go further and faster in areas like digital trade and services. Last year trade from the UK to CPTPP member nations in these fields hit £18.7 billion and joining now would create an opportunity to unleash other sectors of the UK’s economy.The UK’s accession would increase CPTPP’s combined GDP from £9 trillion to £11 trillion. Last year, trade between the UK and the 11 member countries was worth more than £111 billion and has grown on average at 8% each year since 2016.More specifically, trade between the UK and the three Latin American CPTPP member countries was over £7 billion in the final four quarters to the second quarter of 2020, (Chile £1.8 billion, Mexico £4.5 billion, Peru £764 million) and its accession will increase its opportunities in the fastest growing sectors in these countries: agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare and life sciences and in a vast majority of other sectors such as automotive, food and drink, mining, digital and financial services.The UK’s membership to CPTPP is a key part of the UK’s Government’s plan to position the UK at the centre of a network of modern free trade deals that drive jobs and economic growth.UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson said:One year after our departure from the EU we are forging new partnerships that will bring enormous economic benefits for the people of Britain.Applying to be the first new country to join the CPTPP demonstrates our ambition to do business on the best terms with our friends and partners all over the world and be an enthusiastic champion of global free trade.International Trade Secretary Liz Truss saidOur ambition, as an independent trading nation, is to champion free trade, fight protectionism and remove barriers to trade at every opportunity – all of which are values that CPTPP member countries promote.CPTPP is an exclusive club of fast-growing countries who trade together, and our accession would secure increased trade and investment opportunities for all members and put the UK at the centre of a dynamic, free-trade area.Spencer Mahony, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Latin America and the Caribbean, said:I am delighted that the UK has officially notified CPTPP members of its intention to join. CPTPP membership will complement the bilateral trade deals the UK has across Latin America and support our efforts to increase UK trade with this exciting region.Latin America is a dynamic, innovative and increasingly open region, with huge growth potential. Chile, Mexico, and Peru, just like the UK, are advocates for free trade and a rules based global trade system. CPTPP represents a further opportunity to work closely with them on this agenda.NotesCPTPP is a trade agreement between 11 countries (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam), covering 500 million people, and representing 13% of global GDP in 2019; rising to 16% if the UK were to joinThe UK will publish its negotiation objectives, scoping analysis, and consultation response in advance of negotiations expected to start later this yearData sources: ONS UK trade: all countries, non-seasonally adjusted, Q2 2020 ; IMF World Economic Outlook, October 2020 ; ONS, Modes of Supply, 2019 /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. 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Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail “The nature of the sexual misconduct conversation has put Kavanaugh in a position that he had to issue a blanket denial of everything – one that seems patently untrue. He could not admit to high school partying and loutish behavior but had to portray himself as a choir boy. In turn, Republicans have to paint Dr. (Christine Blasey) Ford as a liar or confused, so that they can maintain Kavanaugh’s credibility,” she [email protected] For help arranging interviews: Andrew Sorensen, CU Boulder media [email protected] 303-492-3114 Published: Sept. 27, 2018 As hearings regarding Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and accusations of sexual impropriety begin, CU Boulder experts are available for media interviews on related topics. On Kavanaugh and #MeToo: Lorraine Bayard de Volo, chair of the Women and Gender Studies Department, studies gender, sexuality and violence. She served as an expert witness for the prosecution in the 2017 sexual assault case filed by Taylor Swift against a Denver radio personality. She can discuss what motivates sexual harassment and sexual assault, common responses among victims, and the Kavanaugh case in the context of the #MeToo [email protected] On the developing culture of #MeToo: Aya Gruber, professor of law, is an expert on sexual assault, rape myths and accusations similar to those Kavanaugh is facing. She believes people accused of sexual wrongdoing should not automatically be fired or ostracized, and also that that the claims should be thoroughly vetted. Gruber says she is troubled by the black and white nature of conversations around past sexual behavior.
RelatedTeaching Council Bill in Final Stages Teaching Council Bill in Final Stages EducationDecember 14, 2012 RelatedTeaching Council Bill in Final Stages RelatedTeaching Council Bill in Final Stages FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Education Minister, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, has informed that the Jamaica Teaching Council (JTC) Bill is now in its final stages. The proposed legislation makes provision for the strengthening of the regulatory framework for the teaching profession and the establishment of the Jamaica Teaching Council, as the agency responsible for excellence in the teaching profession through regulation (registration, licensing, standards, and discipline), professional development, advocacy and advisory functions. Speaking at a press briefing at his Heroes Circle offices in Kingston on December 12, Minister Thwaites noted that the draft Bill has been posted on the Ministry’s website for comments from the general public. He said a final version of the Bill is expected to be settled with the Chief Parliamentary Counsel for presentation to Cabinet by March 2013. If approved, it will be tabled in Parliament in the legislative year 2013/2014. Mr. Thwaites also informed that compulsory professional development is going to become a condition for the re-licensing of teachers. “When the JTC Bill comes into law next year, the compulsory professional development is going to be required and this is not to be seen as any penalty or sanction, rather it is to be seen as bringing the teaching profession into the same level of professional pedigree as lawyers, doctors, and many others,” he stated. More than 23,000 teachers have been registered on the JTC portal. Advertisements
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3 years ago Chart captions should read “March February” not “January December” UK games retail market struggles in MarchFar Cry 5 is the biggest game of the monthChristopher DringHead of Games B2BMonday 9th April 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleGfKMarch 2018 was a tough one for the UK games market, as the number of games sold slumped 18% year-on-year to 1.37m copies.Revenue plunged even further, down 24.7% compared with March 2017. In total, £44.4m was generated from boxed game sales.It’s the first month of decline this year. The first two months of 2018 were up over the comparative period in 2017. This is primarily due to Nintendo Switch, which was not on the market during January and February last year, and its games have been selling significantly (particularly compared with Nintendo’s previous Wii U machine).Switch has been masking a rather disappointing year for game launches. And now we’re seeing that play out in the numbers during March.March last year was a big one. Not only did it see the launch of Switch – alongside The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – but also saw the success of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Horizon: Zero Dawn and Mass Effect Andromeda.This year was comparatively disappointing. But there is clearly demand for big games, as proven by this month’s best-seller: Far Cry 5. It’s the second year in a row that Ubisoft had the biggest selling game of March.Far Cry 5 was only on the market for a week when these numbers were counted, but it was comfortably the best-selling title of the month. It sold four times the number of second place FIFA 18.The second best-selling new game in the charts is Sea of Thieves at No.4. The Xbox exclusive performed strongly in a box, but PC sales are not included. Nor are those that have accessed the game from Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass offering. Burnout Paradise makes its return in Remastered form at No.8. It’s one of two new EA games in the charts, with A Way Out at No.11.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The remainder of Spring and Summer isn’t awash with major game releases. There are a handful that may prove interesting. Sony is planning to launch God of War next month, while Nintendo has its Labo project and a handful of mid-level Switch titles (including Mario Tennis Aces in June). The Crew 2 is also slated for release in June, too.Yet the market isn’t expected to pick up until September, with big games such as Spider-Man for PS4, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Spyro The Dragon and FIFA 19.Here is the UKIE/GfK March 2018 Charts:January December1New EntryFar Cry 521FIFA 1835Grand Theft Auto V4New EntrySea of Thieves58Mario Kart 8: Deluxe66Call of Duty: WWII710Super Mario Odyssey8New EntryBurnout Paradise Remastered913PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds103EA Sports UFC 311New EntryA Way Out1212The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild1315Fallout 41410Assassin’s Creed Origins15New EntryNi No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom162Monster Hunter World1719Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Siege1814Rocket League Collectors Edition19New EntryKirby Star Allies20New EntryAssassin’s Creed Rogue RemasteredCelebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesResident Evil: Village is the third biggest PS5 launch so far | UK Boxed ChartsBut physical sales down over previous Resident Evil gamesBy Christopher Dring 2 days agoNier Replicant ver.1.22474487139 is No.1 in the UK | UK Boxed ChartsIt’s very quiet out thereBy Christopher Dring 16 days agoLatest comments (1)devlar novak pixel placer 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
Amtech reports dip in quarterly solar equipment orders and revenuesThe equipment makers most recent quarter ending June 30 represents a slow-down from the previous quarter, but nine-month figures still show growth from a year ago. August 4, 2016 Christian Roselund Legal Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Solar, semiconductor and LED equipment maker Amtech Systems today reported results for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016, showing more than 50% drop in orders for solar equipment from the previous quarter to US$13 million. The company also reported $19 million in solar revenue, and its solar backlog fell from $51 million to $45 million. Amtech cites significant fluctuation from quarter to quarter in solar orders, and says that this decline is not indicative of larger trends. This is supported by data showing a 15% increase in solar orders over the last three quarters to $64 million, $38 million in solar shipments, and a healthy book-to-bill ratio of 1.7:1.Amtech has two subsidiaries that make solar equipment: Tempress, which specializes in plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) systems, and SoLayTec, which makes Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment for passivated emitter rear contact (PERC) PV cells. Amtech CEO Fokko Pentinga notes that the company is offering equipment for the most popular high-efficiency cell designs, including n-type monocrystalline cells. Pentinga also estimates that the company currently has around 2 GW of orders for PECVD and ALD PERC systems from its customers which it describes as leading edge, top-tier Asian PV manufacturers. We have good momentum going with PECVD and ALD, notes Pentinga.On its quarterly earnings call Amtech estimated that 76% of its shipments are going to Asia. However this was not broken down by business, and roughly half of Amtechs sales are in the LED and semiconductor industries. Today Amtech also announced that Tempress received an order for PECVD systems in July, which was not reported in its Q3 results. These systems will support 400 MW of capacity for a top tier solar cell manufacturer in Asia. The company expects to ship the systems the next six to nine months, and the order brings Amtechs PECVD backlog alone to 1.4 GW.Amtech declined to supply a financial value for this order.This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact: [email protected] content ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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A Cohesive System Water treatment technologies for a coal power plant. IX: Efficiently removing ionic impurities As freshwater sources grow increase scarce across the globe, many industries, including power, are moving away from a “take, make, dispose” approach to a circular strategy where raw materials, including water, are reduced, reused and reclaimed. A circular economy model employs advanced water technologies that help enable facilities to reduce their intake of freshwater by sourcing reclaimed water for operations and increasing the number of cycles for which the water is used. The water can then be treated and upgraded before discharge for alternate use. RO in Action: A captive power station for a major brewer in North America turned to Dow Water & Process Solutions to help combat challenging local source water. By upgrading the system with a next-generation configuration using DOW FILMTEC™ ECO RO elements, the brewery has increased uninterrupted beer production and reduced the energy required to treat feed make-up water. The brewery is also meeting its electrical energy and process steam requirements. The new water treatment system has reduced the power station’s energy consumption by 10-20 percent and improved peak flow performance. UF in Action: Northern China is home to one of the largest fossil power plant in Asia. The plant’s source water is a combination of cooling tower blowdown wastewater with high levels of salts and alkalinity, and pretreated water from the Huanghe River, which has high levels of mud, sand and suspended solids. This highly-variable source water requires a treatment technology that functions effectively across various temperatures and pressures. These demanding operational requirements can lead to increased fouling, a contaminant build-up on the filter, corrosion and equipment malfunction. When operators expanded the plant’s system to reclaim additional cooling tower blowdown through two additional generators, they also upgraded the treatment system to include conventional filtration and outside-in UF technology. UF, RO, NF and IX work cohesively throughout a power plant to optimize operations and minimize unscheduled outages. For example, make-up water may need pretreatment (UF), demineralization (RO) and polishing (IX) to help reduce corrosion, scale, fouling and other asset-limiting factors. IX in deep bed or powdered resin beds serve as the backbone of condensate polishing for boilers, steam generators and turbines to help remove dissolved purities like chloride, sulfate, silica, and sodium along with particulate iron and copper corrosion products. Treating strator cooling water with an IX mixed bed polisher will help remove soluble contaminants to prevent generator failure. To help minimize corrosion and reduce ionic hideout, blowdown water can be treated with ion exchange for reuse or discharge. The shifts in water treatment needs for the power industry also drive the innovations in water treatment technologies at individual component level as well as in integrated systems. By Katariina Majamaa, Steve Rosenberg and Bill Carlin By removing ionic impurities, ion exchange resins produce softened, partially or fully demineralized water reaching to ultrapure water quality. IX resins can be highly specialized to remove a narrow or wide range of contaminants and tailored for specific fossil and nuclear power applications to soften, demineralize and polish make-up water, or enable FGD. IX resins are also the technology of choice for condensate polishing applications designed to protect multi-million dollar assets such as boilers, steam generators, turbines and nuclear reactors. IX resins also can help improve the quality and clarity of reactor water, fuel pool water, and re-use or discharged water. Linkedin Facebook Cost Comparison – 1 The Future of Power MLD in Action: More strict discharge requirements and water scarcity in China over the past few years have fueled the consideration of zero-liquid discharge to manage flue gas desulfurization wastewater. Because thermal ZLD processes are both capital and energy intensive, membrane based minimal liquid discharge technology was applied to reduce the volume of water undergoing thermal processing and thus reduce costs. In close partnership with an original equipment manufacturer in China, DOW completed 6 months of membrane piloting and demonstrated a membrane application capable of reliably reaching high water recovery despite the challenging FGD wastewater. The cascading treatment process from selective ion separation membrane followed by brine concentration using high pressure membranes were the key membrane treatment strategy successfully employed. The proven performance during piloting provided the OEM confidence to design and build a full scale system which is currently in commissioning stage at a power plant operated by one of China’s largest national power groups. In order to meet the demand for power generation across markets, and also meet increasingly stringent environmental regulations, operators can use treatments to protect assets and improve plant operating efficiency. Reducing energy usage, chemical costs and water footprints, while increasing reclamation of non-conventional water sources like wastewater, are key industry focal points. Nuclear power plants worldwide face the added challenge of reducing their radioactive waste sustainably and cost effectively. The water-energy nexus, the concept that water and energy are interconnected – energy is needed to create power and power is needed to create water, has become a major driver of innovation in the industry, as high water quality is of paramount importance to protect investments and ensure equipment runs efficiently and reliably. Effective water treatment technologies on the market today including ultrafiltration (UF), reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF) and ion exchange (IX), help ensure reliable, efficient, more sustainable operations in a range of power plants. RO and NF: Removing contaminants reliably RO and NF provide a balance between efficient contaminant removal, demineralization and reliability. RO and NF elements can cost-effectively remove a broad range of molecules and ions that can cause scaling and fouling. By using RO and NF technologies, operators can increase the number of cooling tower cycles and facilitate the use of alternative water sources to address local water scarcity challenges. Authors Cost comparison of MLD vs ZLD showing that MLD processes enable users to achieve up to 95 percent liquid discharge recovery at a fraction of ZLD’s costs. Enhancing Sustainability The Gaojing Power Plant in Northern China is an excellent example of how large, mature facilities can retrofit their water footprint to comply with stricter environmental standards. This 40 year old power plant was first upgraded to reuse cooling tower blowdown as feed water to boilers. Dual membrane technology (UF and RO) together with pretreatment and chemical dosing, helped Gaojing Power Plant to achieve reuse of cooling tower blowdown of more than 70 percent. Followed by a change in cooling tower water source from surface water to secondary effluent from the nearby municipal wastewater treatment plant, the Gaojing Power Plant was able to realize a double reuse of water. This project provided a true test of UF and RO enabling the reuse of difficult waters. Cooling tower blowdown is highly turbid and has high hardness. An extreme challenge for many technologies but reliably handled here. As a result of a successful first phase retrofit/expansion, additional phase expansions with UF and RO were developed. Powering the Water-Energy Nexus Facebook Twitter Previous articleNew Learner Basics: Cooling Tower Water TreatmentNext articlePlant Instrument Air System – Useful Design Tips chloecox TAGSPE Volume 120 Issue 11PGE Ultrafiltration reduces colloids, particles and bacteria in a continuous system to deliver higher reliability and lower maintenance with a smaller footprint. Used as a pretreatment for downstream units like RO, UF helps reduce the impact of poor or variable make-up water on boiler and cooling system management. Environmental regulations have driven many fossil-fueled power plants to install FGD systems, requiring the treatment of FGD blowdown water prior to discharge. Highly selective ion exchange resins are helping operators meet discharge regulations by removing trace contaminants, like arsenic and mercury. Managing Water in an Increasingly Demanding Power Market MLD shows we can achieve significant gains in sustainable water management at a lower cost than ZLD. MLD solutions can be tailored for individual needs. For example, MLD can be used in the wet wastewater stream of FGD or for cooling tower blowdown. Twitter MLD in Action – 2 Operators are feeling pressure from environmental regulations, sustainability trends and the rising price of water and discharge mitigation costs to reduce their impact on the environment. Sustainability has become a boardroom issue, with many recognizing the need to improve their water footprint. Minimum liquid discharge (MLD) is enabling up to 95 percent liquid discharge recovery at a fraction of the cost of solutions aiming for zero liquid discharge (ZLD). While the term MLD might be new, the processes on which it is based rely on advanced UF, RO, NF and IX filtration technologies. MLD can help plants make solid, substantial gains in minimizing liquid discharge while also minimizing their capital and operating costs, since achieving the final 3 to 5 percent liquid elimination for ZLD can be very costly. Since the greatest challenges to ZLD are economic because ZLD systems require higher capital and operating expenditures and have greater technical challenges, it can nearly double a user’s costs. Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables CoalEmissionsO&MWater Treatment Katariina Majamaa is a global strategic marketing manager at Dow Water & Process Solutions. Steve Rosenberg is a research fellow for Dow Water & Process Solutions. Bill Carlin is a senior technical service engineer for Dow Water & Process Solutions. New Jersey utility regulators extend zero-carbon breaks for PSEG nuclear power plants A multistage MLD process to treat challenging FGD wastewater at a power plant in China. Linkedin UF: Reducing the impact of poor water on boiler and cooling system management Power operators are being squeezed on both ends in terms of water sourcing and water discharge, which has elevated water to a business factor, and, on a broader scale, an economic development factor. Despite the huge market, the belief persists that investing in advanced water treatment technologies is too costly. But for the power industry, it is costly to not invest in advanced water treatment technologies. Power providers are seeing the impact the cost of water and the cost of interrupted supply and operations can have on continuous power generation. In most stringent cases whether or not to invest on advanced water treatment becomes a question of having the license to continue operation. From ensuring optimal operating efficiency and protecting assets, like generators and cooling towers, and lowering the cost of water and energy through reuse, advanced water treatment technology is ensuring we can keep the lights on and the economy humming. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR IX in Action: Conemaugh Station in Pennsylvania required treatment of FGD wastewater to meet discharge limits for boron. Dow’s boron selective IX resin was installed in 2012 and has successfully allowed Conemaugh Station to meet discharge limits. As the first installation of boron selective resin in FGD wastewater treatment, it has seen highly variable feed water and many other challenges. Through all of these difficulties, the system has continued to meet discharge limits. It proves to be an effective, reliable technology in removing boron from FGD waste water. UF and RO: Reusing Difficult Waters Increasing demand, evolving energy sources and environmental drivers are shifting the global power landscape. With growing populations in emerging markets, like Asia and Pacific, comes growing demand for power and new installations. The shifting global energy landscape means the global water landscape is also shifting, as water is used to propel the turbines that run the generators that produce power for communities around the world. The power generation industry relies on quality water to complete the processes necessary to generate electricity. Thermal cycle plants also require large amounts of water for steam, cooling and condensing. In the U.S. alone, the National Renewable Energy Lab notes that electricity production from fossil fuels and nuclear energy requires 190,000 million gallons of water per day, accounting for 39 percent of all freshwater withdrawals. These demands for water are shaping the shift in water treatment in power generation from freshwater sourcing to wastewater treatment and reuse. For example, strong environmental drivers in China and the U.S. are increasing flue gas desulphurization (FGD) and minimum liquid discharge (MLD) applications. Typically the upgrades to advanced water treatment are done in phases, starting with the lower hanging fruits such as increasing the cooling tower cycles or treating the cooling tower blowdown for a reuse. 11.17.2016 By chloecox – Mississippi Power cutting stakes in coal-fired, gas-fired stations to reduce excess MW, emissions No posts to display