Sharks-Avalanche Game 7: Will Joe Pavelski play tonight? We asked his wife

first_imgSAN JOSE — Will Sharks captain Joe Pavelski return to the ice for tonight’s win-or-go-home Game 7 NHL playoff game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Shark Tank?One authority thinks there’s a good chance.“I’m 75 percent sure he will play,” his wife, Sarah Pavelski, said Wednesday morning. “He’s hoping to, but wants to see the doctors one more time this morning to be sure.“Joe is feeling good.” Pavelski’s return could provide a huge emotional boost in the Sharks’ quest for a …last_img

49ers cut ties with one of their pricier free agents

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Linebacker Malcolm Smith’s injury-laden tenure with the 49ers won’t continue into a third season.Smith was released ahead Wednesday, ahead of Thursday’s exhibition finale against the Los Angeles Chargers and in anticipation of Saturday’s mandatory cutdown to a 53-man roster.DENVER, CO – AUGUST 19: Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders #10 of the Denver Broncos runs with the football as fullback George Aston #39 of the Denver Broncos blocks outside linebacker Malcolm Smith #51 of the …last_img

SA set for R47bn in energy investments

first_img30 October 2012 South Africa’s Energy Department says it is expecting R47-billion to be invested in the country through the first window of its renewable energy programme for independent power producers. The department received bids for the first window, which seeks 1 400 megawatts of renewable energy, in November 2011 and announced the first 28 preferred bidders in December. The outline for the first 28 preferred bidders is now in place and the department says it is ready to sign contracts, unlocking the investments. Briefing reporters in Pretoria on Monday, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said the department had been working closely with the preferred bidders to conclude the contract documentation, including the power purchase and implementation agreements. “The delay for financial close was largely related to government approvals. We apologise for shifting the timeframes,” Peters said, adding that the delays in government approvals had caused by the need to have fully populated contracts to be presented to the relevant structures within the government for approval.Job opportunities in rural areas “I’m pleased to announce that the country will receive about R47-billion of investment in renewable power generation through window 1 preferred bidders,” Peters said. The investment will provide job opportunities, especially for those in rural areas where renewable power plants are located. According to the government’s Integrated Resource Plan, a 20-year projection on electricity supply and demand, about 42% of electricity generated in South Africa will be required to come from renewable resources. The plan places specific emphasis on broadening electricity supply technologies to include gas, imports, nuclear, biomass, and renewables (wind, solar and hydro) both to meet the country’s future electricity needs and to reduce its carbon emissions. Originally, 53 bids amounting to 2 128 MW were received across wind, photovoltaic (PV) solar systems, concentrated solar power (CSP) and small hydro. The evaluation resulted in 28 bids, with a total of 1 416 MW being selected as preferred bidders in the first window. The wind and solar PV projects are expected to be integrated into the country’s national energy grid during 2014. “The signing of agreements for window 1 preferred bidders will take place on 5 November,” Peters said, adding that bidders were expected to honour the commitments made in their bids. Should bidders fail to comply with their commitments, penalties such as the termination of the power purchase agreement would be implemented. Peters said she had received concurrence from the National Energy Regulator of SA for additional allocations to the renewable programme, base load generation and the medium-term risk mitigation plan generation. Earlier this month, Peters said she was considering a second determination that would provide additional megawatts in the renewable energy space. “I will be promulgating these determinations before the end of the year,” she said. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

So, You Would Do Anything?

first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now So, you say you would do anything to succeed, anything to have that level of success? But would you really do anything?Would you set your alarm clock to wake you an hour and half earlier each morning and rise without hitting the snooze button? Does your mission motivate you to start?Would you turn off the television and the radio? Maybe you would. But would you close the browser for 4-hour blocks at a time? Would you set down the smart phone? Would you disconnect?Would you use that time to work on the biggest projects in your life, the ones that will bring you the results you say want?Would you set down the self-limiting beliefs that you’ve carried around like so much old, beat up luggage? Would you drop the scarcity mindset that makes you fearful? Would you stop believing that you are in any way a victim and instead take 100% responsibility for your life and your results? Would you kill the inner critic?You say you would do anything, but would you really do the work? Would you grind away morning, noon, and night? Would you trade your favorite past time for the grind? Would you give yourself over to the work?Would you keep at it when any progress you made was imperceptible to the human eye—even yours? Would you keep at even when you’re failing? Would you continue on when your friends and family tell your crazy for doing so?Would you make the calls? Would you make the ask? Would you push publish?Would you pay the price?Everything has its price. It’s likely you know what that price is. The people who get what they want, those who succeed, would do anything.last_img read more