Regulatory reforms facing the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market will likely cause a surge in demand for liquid, high-quality government securities, which could, in turn, push fund managers into riskier securities in search of yield, says a new report from Moody’s Investors Service. In its report, the rating agency says that new regulations for the OTC derivatives markets will exacerbate conditions that are already exerting pressure on government bond yields, such as: the flight to quality, and the limited supply of other sorts investment-grade bonds. New rules that require central clearing for standardized derivatives and global standards on margins for uncleared trades will help push down yields on government securities even further, it suggests. OTC derivatives not immune to Covid-19 market turmoil Keywords Over-the-counter securities and derivatives Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media OTC derivatives markets growing in 2019 OTC derivatives markets rise: BIS James Langton “As the new regulations come into effect by the end of 2012, the demand for government securities will increase and exert downwards pressure on yields, which will lower returns for the funds that are mandated to invest in these securities,” it says. While Moody believes that the new regulations will result in a sounder credit environment for the market as a whole. At the same time, it says that lower yields on government securities may push bond and money market funds into riskier, lower credit-quality investments to seek higher yields.
Big battery to help power NSW schools and hospitals A 100-megawatt battery will help to power schools, hospitals and Government buildings across NSW under the state’s new electricity supply contract. As part of the $3.2 billion 10 year contract, awarded to Shell Energy and Edify, a 100-megawatt battery will be built alongside the Darlington Point Solar Farm in the Riverina, providing critical dispatchable electricity prior to the closure of the Liddell Power Station.Energy Minister Matt Kean said the deal delivers great value for money and electricity security for the people of NSW.“The NSW Government is the second biggest energy customer in the state and we are using our purchasing power to leverage new dispatchable capacity to help power our schools, hospitals, traffic lights and tunnels,” Mr Kean said.“This battery will help to keep the lights on and keep costs down during peak energy periods, and support more renewable energy to come online.”Shell Energy CEO Greg Joiner said the NSW Government has been a longstanding and valued customer and is proud to be partnering with them and Edify to bring this energy solution to the market.“Partnerships are key to delivering solutions in a complex energy transition and we’re pleased to be delivering innovative power solutions that bring investment and contribute to a cleaner and more resilient power system in NSW,” Mr Joiner said.“Providing products and services that help large energy users decarbonise and meet their emissions goals is a key focus for us in assembling the building blocks of a cleaner energy system in Australia.”Edify CEO John Cole said batteries are earning their place as a valued capacity solution to secure dispatchable renewable energy for consumers, businesses and Government.“With our successful track record in forming partnerships to deliver storage projects, we are excited to head back into the Riverina community and continue our work with Shell Energy and the NSW Government to make this innovative project a reality,” Mr Cole said.The battery, to be built by early 2023 and operated by Edify, will support up to 35 local jobs during the construction phase and will mitigate concerns around supply shortages related to the closure of the Liddell Power Station.The new contract will commence from July 2022, when existing contracts expire. /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. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, battery, building, community, Darlington, Darlington Point, electricity, environment, Government, Investment, Minister, New South Wales, NSW, power station, project, renewable, renewable energy, security
Categories:AcademicsScience & TechnologyEnvironmentCampus CommunityNews Headlines The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Colorado Boulder a six-year, $5.9 million grant to continue intensive studies of long-term ecological changes in Colorado’s high mountains, both natural and human-caused, over decades and centuries.Awarded to CU-Boulder’s Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, the renewal grant will allow faculty and students, including undergraduates, to continue key environmental studies at the Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research, or LTER, site west of Boulder. The study site, considered extremely sensitive to climate change, is adjacent to CU-Boulder’s Mountain Research Station and encompasses several thousand acres of tundra, talus slopes, glacial lakes and wetlands stretching to the top of the Continental Divide.The grant is the largest environmental sciences award in CU-Boulder history, said INSTAAR Fellow Mark Williams, principal investigator on the grant. In 2005, NSF awarded CU-Boulder a $4.9 million renewal grant for environmental studies at the Niwot Ridge site. As one of five initial LTER sites selected by NSF in 1980, Niwot Ridge is now one of 25 such sites in North America and the only one located in an alpine environment, said Williams.”CU-Boulder has a worldwide reputation for monitoring global climate change from Greenland to Antarctica and its impacts on natural ecosystems and human populations,” said Vice Chancellor for Research Stein Sture. “To direct such a key program in our own backyard for the National Science Foundation is crucial from an environmental science standpoint and unique in that it provides a spectacular training ground for our students to work side-by-side with some of the world’s best climate change scientists.”Recent climate studies have predicted the mountainous areas of the American West will become both hotter and drier in the coming years, and long-term meteorological measurements on Niwot Ridge indicate the alpine climate there has warmed slightly in recent decades, said Williams, also a professor in the geography department. The temperatures are significant because even small changes in alpine ecosystems can cascade down and have negative effects on other ecosystems, he said.CU-Boulder researchers also have charted a doubling in atmospheric nitrogen deposition on Niwot Ridge in the past several decades — primarily from automobile, agriculture, ranching and industrial activity — that is now adversely affecting some aquatic and terrestrial life on the ridge, said Williams.In addition, researchers are keeping a close eye on existing populations of the American pika, a potato-sized animal related to rabbits and found in rocky talus slopes as high as 13,000 feet on Niwot Ridge. Of 25 populations of pikas in the Great Basin of Nevada documented between 1898 to 1990, nine had disappeared by 2008, apparently the result of warming temperatures. Pikas in Colorado require deep snowpack during winter that serves to insulate them from extremely cold air temperatures, Williams said.”Many consider the American pika a sentinel species’ in terms of measuring the effects of climate change,” said Williams. “Niwot Ridge has a cold, short growing season, and the biological activity that occurs there is on the razor’s edge of environmental tolerance.”Despite a long-term warming and drying trend in mountainous areas of the West, 2011 was a striking anomaly, said Williams. “What we have seen around here is one of the largest and latest snowfall years on record in the high country and extreme dryness accompanied by an inordinate amount of winter wildfires around Boulder, which is only 15 miles as the crow flies from the Niwot Ridge study area. What has happened from Boulder west to the Continental Divide has been a total disconnect in terms of weather.””The primary climate driver of the Niwot Ridge site is snow, and the mountains are our water towers,” said Williams. “As the alpine climate changes, one of the biggest impacts on humans will be a change in water resources. Even if we end up with the same amount of precipitation, in the form of less snow and more rain, we are going to end up with less usable water for municipalities.”There already are some indications that the snowline in the Rocky Mountains is moving upward, which will affect the abundance and distribution of plants and animals and likely shorten the annual ski seasons at resorts throughout the West in the future, he said.The Niwot Ridge site is a huge benefit to CU-Boulder students, said Williams. “I have five undergraduates working in my chemistry lab this summer. Not only do they get paid, but they learn valuable research skills.” The LTER grant funds research for about 15 CU-Boulder graduate students and 25 to 30 undergraduates annually, Williams said, and there are more than a dozen CU-Boulder faculty members that are co-investigators on the new Niwot Ridge LTER program grant.CU-Boulder ecology and environmental biology department Professor William Bowman, director of CU-Boulder’s Mountain Research Station for the past 20 years, said the Niwot Ridge site has been gaining momentum in stature from its beginnings by the consistent, high-quality research that has resulted in many publications in top-tier science journals.More than half of the research on Niwot Ridge is by scientists and students from around the world that are not associated with the LTER program, said Bowman, also an INSTAAR fellow and who leads a team studying how air pollution, including nitrogen deposition, threatens biological and aquatic communities in U.S. national parks. There are currently 12 undergraduates conducting research at the Niwot Ridge site as part of the NSF’s Research Experience for Undergraduates program, said Bowman, who also is mentoring a student researcher at Niwot Ridge from Fairview High School in Boulder. Published: June 16, 2011 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Former CU-Boulder postdoctoral researchers Amy Miller ( blue coat) and Katie Suding (black coat) are shown here with other members of a research team conducting a study involving nitrogen deposition on the tundra of the Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research site west of Boulder. (Photo courtesy William Bowman, INSTAAR)
Published: March 7, 2018 The Steamboat Institute announced today it will host an April 2 debate at CU Boulder’s Macky Auditorium on the issues of nationalism and globalism, featuring former Mexican President Vicente Fox and Brexit architect Nigel Farage.The talk will start at 6:30 p.m. and is part of the nonprofit, nonpartisan institute’s inaugural 2018 Campus Liberty Tour. Other talks are set for April 3 at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs; April 5 at the University of Maryland, College Park; and April 6 at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. Event moderators will include Wall Street Journal editorial board member Mary Kissel, Washington Examiner columnist Tom Rogan, and CU Boulder Visiting Professor in Conservative Thought and Policy Robert Kaufman.“The Steamboat Institute is honored to inspire the next generation of leaders with the thought-provoking commentary of Vicente Fox and Nigel Farage,” said Steamboat Institute CEO and Chairman Jennifer-Schubert-Akin. “A robust—but reasoned and respectful—campus debate is one of the most effective ways to reach students with diverse ideologies and help them learn how to think, not what to think.”CU Regent Heidi Ganahl added, “The Free to Be Coalition is honored to help launch this debate series and looks forward to welcoming Nigel Farage and Vicente Fox to the University of Colorado.If you goWho: Open to the publicWhat: Nationalism vs. Globalism Debate and DiscussionWhen: Monday, April 2, 6:30–8:30 p.m.Where: Macky AuditoriumGet Tickets Now“We are pleased that these transformative figures from both sides of the political aisle will come together and demonstrate by example the meaning of civil and respectful debate, and the right for all to listen and establish one’s own conclusions on views, which may differ from their own,” Ganahl said.Fox, who served as Mexico’s president from 2000 to 2006, said, “Perhaps at no other time in human history have so many people strived to make better lives for themselves and their families by peacefully moving to countries with more opportunity and stronger institutions and engaging in mutually beneficial trade with other cultures. I look forward to defending these strivers at The Steamboat Institute’s inaugural Campus Liberty Tour.”Farage, a politician, political analyst and former leader of the United Kingdom’s Independence Party, said, “Brexit and the election of Donald Trump demonstrate that people have turned against rule by elite, who have been happy to overlook the interests of ordinary citizens in favor of trade and immigration policies that benefit their pocketbooks. I am honored to speak for these forgotten men and women at The Steamboat Institute’s Campus Liberty Tour.”For more information about tickets and other details, please visit The Steamboat Institute online.The Steamboat Institute event is hosted in partnership with the CU Boulder Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy and the CU Free to Be Student Debate Club. Categories:Lectures & PresentationsEvents & Exhibits Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail
FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans El fundador de Huawei propugna una transición hacia el software Huawei dodged the prospect of tougher restrictions on access to US-made components after the Department of Commerce halted plans to expand terms of a trade ban due to concerns about the potential impact to domestic businesses, Reuters reported.The DoC had been looking at ways to further restrict Huawei since November 2019, exploring a rule which would increase its authority over exports to Huawei due to concerns among officials that key supply chains remained out of its reach.Currently, the US can block or require companies to obtain a licence for the sale of products to Huawei where domestic components comprise 25 per cent or more of the finished goods.The DoC drafted rules to lower the 25 per cent threshold to 10 per cent and include more non-technical goods to give it more authority.However, the Department of Defence (DoD) disagreed with the proposal, which led to the DoC temporarily pulling the plan out of a review process.A source told Reuters the DoD cited concerns from US businesses, which have argued increased regulation on sales to Huawei would unnecessarily hurt companies in the country and ultimately result in the vendor looking abroad for its goods.The government reportedly plans to hold a meeting this week to address the issue. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Kavit Majithia Related Previous ArticleApple ordered to pay $85M in wireless patents battleNext ArticleWind Tre mulls job cuts as competition bites Español Tags Author Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 27 JAN 2020 Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Commerce DepartmentHuawei Home US bid to toughen Huawei sales ban stalls
Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan News By News Highland – December 8, 2014 Pinterest Facebook Previous articleMonk who served in Dery found not guilty of abuse chargesNext articleGraphic picture warning: Horror as kitten is thrown on to a fire News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ TV entrepreneur Ramona Nicholas was robbed of €71,000 of perfume at one of her stores early on Monday..Gardai said perfumes and other cosmetics were stolen in a burglary at her Cara pharmacy in Bundoran, Co. Donegal.Ramona, 37, a star of Dragon’s Den on RTE, runs a chain of Cara pharmacies along with her husband Canice in a €25 million business in the north-west.Her Bundoran store was closed throughout Monday while detectives investigated the break-in through a rear entrance.A senior Garda officer said:it was a well-planned burglary.It is believed the stolen perfumes could be sold at cut-rate prices on Christmas markets.CCTV footage was being examined and gardai conducted house-to-house inquiries in their search for clues. Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further 71K of goods stolen from Bundoran Pharmacy Twitter Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp
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On Tuesday, with a few days off before their next scheduled show, The Rolling Stones keyboardist and musical director Chuck Leavell made a stop at NYC’s Paste Studio where he offered up a three-song performance for his own Paste session.Related: Devon Allman, Chuck Leavell Discuss Songs On Allman Betts Band’s New Album, Honoring The Allman Brothers, More [Interview]Chuck opened up his session with The Rolling Stones’ “Tumbling Dice”, a tune off of the band’s beloved 1972 album Exile On Main St. He moved forward with a performance of “Living A Dream” by Sea Level, the jazz fusion band he became a founding member of following his tenure in the Allman Brothers Band. Leavell closed the performance with a take on Blind Willie McTell‘s “Statesboro Blues”, which became a regular in the Allman’s rotation through their finals days in 2014.Watch Chuck Leavell’s full set or separate videos of his Paste session below:Chuck Leavell – Paste Studio session – [Full Session][Video: Paste Magazine]Chuck Leavell – “Tumbling Dice”[Video: Paste Magazine]Chuck Leavell – “Living In A Dream”[Video: Paste Magazine]Chuck Leavell – “Statesboro Blues”[Video: Paste Magazine]The Rollings Stones 2019 summer tour continues with a pair of performances at East Rutherford, NJ’s MetLife Stadium on August 1st and 5th. Head to the band’s website for a full list of their upcoming tour dates, ticketing, and more information.
Cobie Smulders & Kevin Kline in ‘Present Laughter'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Related Shows Kevin Kline on Diverting a Curtain Mishap with Cobie SmuldersTalented star Kevin Kline, who is currently back on Broadway giving a Tony-nominated performance in his first Noël Coward play, Present Laughter, stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers on June 5 to chat about his Broadway return. The stage-and-screen star recalled a mid-performance mishap with co-star Cobie Smulders that the pair cleared up like a pair of pros. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on July 2, 2017 Present Laughter Kelli O’Hara, James Snyder & More to Read New Musical from Tom Kitt & John LoganKelli O’Hara and James Snyder are among the stars set to test out the new musical Superhero at the Eugene O’Neill Center this summer. With a book by John Logan, a score by Tom Kitt and direction by Jason Moore, the work will receive readings from July 8-14 at the O’Neill. Superhero is about the friendship a mother and son form with a mysterious man in their building following the death of their family’s patriarch.Kathleen Turner, Geneva Carr & More to Lead Hollywood Nurses ReadingThe one-night benefit reading of Sheila Head’s lesbian-themed pulp comedy Hollywood Nurses has announced a star-packed cast. Kathleen Turner, Geneva Carr, Lesli Margherita and Taylor Louderman will lead the reading set for June 19 at 7:30pm, taking place at the Mainstage Theatre in New York City. The evening will benefit the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative. As previously announced, Rosie O’Donnell is set to emcee.Olivia Wilde Breaks Tom Sturridge’s Nose But All Is A-OKOlivia Wilde, currently making her Broadway debut in 1984, tweeted last week that she’d broken co-star Tom Sturridge’s nose onstage. But not to worry, Sturridge hasn’t missed a single performance of the exciting new work. “Mr. Sturridge has performed every performance since the incident. No restaging of the play was required,” said a spokesman for the production. The play, currently in previews, officially opens at the Hudson Theatre on June 22.Marjorie Prime Film, Featuring Lois Smith, Sets Release DateThe new film adaptation of Jordan Harrison’s Marjorie Prime has set a New York City release date of August 18. Based on the 2015 play that made its NY debut at off-Broadway’s Playwrights Horizons, the work about the age of artificial intelligence will feature Lois Smith reprising her stage performance in the title role alongside Jon Hamm, Geena Davis and Tim Robbins.P.S. The Public Theater’s star-packed Hair to Hamilton gala performance has released a video montage!