Solar Mosaic raises $220 million in new funding

first_imgSolar Mosaic raises $220 million in new fundingThe leading California solar loan provider secured financing from private equity firm Warburg Pincus, Core Innovation Capital and Obvious Ventures. The company’s average loan amount is $30,000, with interest rates ranging between 2.49% and 8.48%. August 5, 2016 Edgar Meza Finance Legal Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Solar Mosaic Inc. has raised $220 million in new funding aimed at expanding its rooftop solar loan business, Reuters reports. The Oakland-based company’s latest round of financing far eclipses the total equity it had previous raised — around $12 million, according to the company. Mosaic offers loans of 30,000 on average with fixed interest rates to homeowners to purchase rooftop solar systems and connects them with PV installers. The financing ranges from 10 to 25 years, with interest rates of between 2.49% and 8.48%. Private equity firm Warburg Pincus led the $220 million Series C financing, with Core Innovation Capital and Obvious Ventures also participating in the round, according to Reuters. Mosaic secured $200 million in debt in April to finance loans for some 5,000 rooftop installations. More than 250 solar companies offer Mosaic’s financing products. The company plans to have approximately $1 billion available to homeowners for solar loans by next summer.Popular content Submarine cable to connect 10.5 GW wind-solar complex in Morocco to the UK grid Emiliano Bellini 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com UK-based Xlinks is planning to build 10.5 GW of wind and solar in Morocco and sell the power generated by the huge plant in the UK. 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Mr Henry

first_imgGood Morning Friends.Today in my blog I am sharing the motivating story of Mr. Henry.I have seen success follow success and failure follow failure. Our society talks and follows only successful people. The failures have no colleagues this is the harsh reality of today’s world.My recommendation to delinquency people is don’t bother toil tough, strive again & rebounds back although the public would chuckle, make a mockery, discourage you, criticize you, and may say no for counseling you & mentoring youMany of us are sensitive people who easily get hurt/insulted/ angry with others’ behavior?” Then the story of Mr. Henry is a must-read for you.This is the story of Henry Ward Beecher, a prominent social reformer and speaker in the mid to late19th century.When Henry was a schoolboy, one day he was called by his teacher to recite a poem in front of the class. While Mr. Henry had started reciting, the teacher said, ‘No!’ But Mr. Henry continued. Again the teacher interrupted, ‘No!’ This time, feeling disrespected, Henry left the stage and went back to his seat in resentment.The next boy was called to recite the poem. He had just begun when the teacher shouted, ‘No!’ But this student, however, kept on with the recitation until he completed it, though the teacher tried to interrupt him again & again. Now the teacher was happy.“Very good!”, she said.Now Henry was irritated. ”I was reciting just as he did,” he complained to the teacher, then why???The teacher replied, “It is not enough to know your lesson, you must be sure “confident & convinced about your proficiency.The lessons learned.The society may say, ‘No!’ the community around may try to “make us cease, aggravated, irritated, angry and such acts have the potential to destroy our confidence & morale bit by bit until we start quitting. So when such a thing happens to you remember the story of Mr. Henry.Passion, confidence, and hard work lead to the path of success.#jawaharlalla#@jlalla7blogs#jbl7#blogger.last_img read more

Off-Duty Saves in Austin, Death Benefits and an Idaho Paramedic Named Community Champion

first_imgIt’s a parent’s worst nightmare: Your child is hurt, but you don’t know how to help. It’s in situations like these when EMS crews are truly invaluable, which is why Austin- Travis County EMS (ATCEMS) paramedic Chance Bergstrom was recently honored with a Lifesaving Award for resuscitating a 14-year-old boy. Cobler was named the best paramedic in Idaho’s Treasure Valley as part of the “Community Champions“ awards held by local news station KTVB and Idaho Central Credit Union. Thousands of community members voted online for their favorite nonprofit organizations and first responders. “For me, it’s not hard to be passionate about EMS,” Cobler says. “Patients often describe their event as the worst day of their lives. As an EMS provider, I have the opportunity to offer them a little bit of comfort and compassion during that time. If I can add just a little bit of good to that worst day, then I have done my job. How can you not get excited about that?” State lawmakers are now paying attention to this disparity as the state’s medics cry out for justice. Two separate bills extending death benefits to EMS workers are making their way through the state legislature, including Senate Bill 43, the John Mackey Memorial Act. This save follows on the heels of three other recent saves off-duty ATCEMS personnel were involved in: Just as he was about to go home after a shift, Mark Hawkins helped saved the life of a 50-year-old runner who collapsed in cardiac arrest outside the EMS station; Danielle Henson helped save a 15-year-old boy in cardiac arrest at a local swimming pool; and Craig Smith helped save a young boy who was being repeatedly submerged in a local river after falling off his inner tube. Tragedy struck Jessamine County, Ky., when one of its paramedics, 40-year-old husband and father John Mackey, EMT-P, died after being hit by a car while inspecting damage on his ambulance. “Our families depend on us and it’s incredibly scary to think about what will happen if we don’t make it home for our family,” says Keith Widmeier, BA, NRP, FP-C, EMSI, a paramedic from Kentucky. “What better way to honor those who’ve given the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect their community than by ensuring their family is cared for?” We give a thumbs up to Bergstrom and his ATCEMS colleagues for acting quickly, even while off the clock. Their heroism shows that helping others is much more than a job description– it’s a way of life. It’s no surprise that Cobler won this award with how much she loves her job. We give a thumbs down to states that continue to refuse to give EMS the line of duty death benefits afforded to other first responders. We’ll hold out on giving Kentucky a thumbs up for now, but remain hopeful that one of the proposed bills will soon make its way into state law. Bergstrom was driving in the parking lot of a local shopping center when he saw a young boy collapse while walking with his parents. His mother was screaming for help, and Bergstrom knew he had to spring into action, even though he was off duty. We give a thumbs up to Cobler for her continued dedication to emergency medicine and providing quality patient care. We also give a thumbs up to KTVB and Idaho Central Credit Union for giving community members the opportunity to honor EMS workers for their contribution to the communities they serve. “Unfortunately, it took a tragedy like John Mackey dying to push this bill forward. Hopefully, his legacy will carry this legislation through,” Widmeier says. Widmeier also encourages medics across the country to contact their local representatives and senators to let them know all first responders deserve equal benefits, and to show support for this type of legislation on social media. Tragedy struck again when his family realized they’d only get line of duty death benefits from the federal government, and none from Kentucky. When firefighters and police officers die while on duty, Kentucky gives their families $80,000, plus a tuition waiver to a state college. Medics, however, are left out of receiving these benefits. The lifesaving work of first responders often goes unnoticed. Let’s face it–no one is in this industry for the fame. And while we don’t do this job for the attention, it’s nice for the industry and outstanding individuals to get recognized every once in a while. Ada County (Idaho) Paramedics Battalion Chief Andrea Cobler is one of those individuals. OFF-THE-CLOCK SAVES  COMMUNITY CHAMPION  DENYING DEATH BENEFITS Bergstrom couldn’t find a pulse on the boy, so he began CPR. A police officer equipped with an AED soon arrived, and after two shocks, the boy’s heartbeat returned. It’s not just that Bergstrom was in the right place at the right time; he was at the right place, with the right training, at the right time, and had the right instinct to help.last_img read more

Unemployment Drops to 8.6% as US Adds 120,000 Jobs

first_img(READ the story at Reuters)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreEmployment growth picked up speed in November and the jobless rate dropped to a 2-1/2 year low of 8.6 percent, further evidence the economic recovery was gaining momentum.The gains reflected in the report  — 120,000 net new jobs — was also bolstered by revisions to the employment counts for September and October to show 72,000 more jobs created than previously reported.last_img

Bundesliga Wrap: Collins Humiliated, Ehizibue Beaten, Maduka Okoye Missing Again

first_imgJamilu Collins and Paderborn appear certain to head back to the second-tier after just one season in the Bundesliga after they suffered a humiliating 5-1 reverse at home to fellow strugglers Werder Bremen.The bottom-placed club who paraded the Nigerian international for the entire ninety minutes are now eight points away from a relegation playoff spot with just three games remaining.The loss is the second time they’ve conceded at least five goals in their last three games with the recently found resilience that saw them draw their first three games following the restart all but evaporated.The game was an opportunity for Paderborn to rein in Bremen who are 17th and five points ahead prior to kick off but it was Bremen who seized the opportunity to put some daylight both teams.A Davy Klaasen brace and a goal from Yuya Osako put Bremen up 3-0 before the interval and Maximilian Eggestein added a fourth fourteen minutes after the restart.Abdelhamid Sabiri put Paderborn on the scoreboard after 66 minuted but Niclas Fuellkrug restored Bremen’s four-goal advantage in added time.Bremen remain in 17th place but are level on 28 points with 16th-placed Fortuna Düsseldorf who occupy the relegation playoff spot.Elsewhere, FC Koln’s Kingsley Ehizibue was substituted off after 63 minutes just as Anthony Ujah was introduced for away side FC Union Berlin who took all three points with a 2-1 win at victory at the RheinEnergie Stadion.Goals either side of half time from Marvin Friedrich and Christian Gentner secured the game for away side before Jhon Cordoba grabbed a consolatory effort for the home side on the stroke of full time.Both sides are now level on 35 points with Koln one place ahead in 12th on goals difference.Maduka Okoye was again unlisted for Fortuna Düsseldorf who suffered a heartbreaking loss at home to second-placed Borussia Dortmund.Fortuna thought they’d done enough to secure a share of the spoils against Dortmund who had a goal from Raphael Guerreiro ruled out after a VAR check.But substitute Erling Halaand scored a precious header in the 95th minute to help Dortmund consolidate on second-place and keep their slim title hopes alive.Ten-man Hertha BSC were trounced 4-1 at home by visiting Eintracht Frankfurt with Portuguese forward Andre Silva notching a brace for his sixth goal since the restart.The win took Eintracht Frankfurt above Hertha in ninth place although both sides are level with 38 points.Wolfsburg gave up a two-goal lead to draw with Freiburg at the Volkswagen Arena.Wout Weghorst scored a brace to put the home side two up after 29 minutes but Lucas Hoeler halved the deficit just before halftime and Roland Sallai levelled matters a minute into the restart.Wolfsburg remain in sixth place with 46 points while Freiburg are two places lower with 42 points.Leaders Bayern Munich all but wrapped up an eighth straight title after they left it late to see off 4th-placed Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1 at the Allianz Arena in the late kickoff.Leon Goretzka sealed the win with a late effort from Benjamin Pavard’s cut back after Nigeria-eligible Joshua Zirkzee’s opener was cancelled by Pavard’s own goal.Mönchengladbach had the ball in the back of the net in after sixteen minutes but the effort was ruled out for offside.Zirkzee then put Bayern ahead ten minutes later after a dreadful error from Yann Sommer who passed the ball directly to the 19-year old to score his fourth of the season.The away side were level in the 37th-minute when Pavard put the ball past Neuer as he attempted to cut out a cross.The Frenchman, however, redeemed himself with four minutes to go.Goretzka’s dummy bamboozled the Mochengladbach defence and allowed a superb through ball from Alphonso Davies to find Pavard who then centred for Goretzka to tap home.Bayern are now a win away from wrapping up the league title while Monchengladbach could drop out of the top four if Bayer Leverkusen win at 11th-place Schalke on Sunday. RelatedBundesliga: Jamilu Collins Unlucky, Havertz Impressive, Dortmund Rein In BayernMay 23, 2020In “Featured”Bundesliga: More Woes For Relegated Jamilu Collins, Ehizibue Solid, Lewandowski Breaks Goals RecordJune 20, 2020In “Featured”Jamilu Collins Assists Paderborn Win To Ease Relegation FearsDecember 23, 2019In “Germany”last_img read more

Colorado reports 171,000 covered under Affordable Care Act

first_imgDENVER | Colorado officials are reporting 171,000 people have gotten health insurance under the Affordable Care Act for this year.Since open enrollment began on Nov 15 the state has signed up 50000 people through Medicaid and other government programs. Additionally, 121,000 bought private insurance plans through Colorado’s health exchange. The health exchange and state government jointly announced the totals Monday.Open enrollment ends on Feb. 15.Last year 124,000 people bought private plans through the state health exchange.last_img

Prasad setting his sights

first_imgBy Nick Creely National race-walking champion Pramesh Prasad continues to break records at an alarming rate, and nothing seems to be slowing him…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

OneRiot Launches Alternative Twitter Search Engine

first_imgfrederic lardinois Related Posts Overall, we like OneRiot’s approach to searching Twitter. In some ways, it is similar to MicroPlaza’s search functionality, though OneRiot’s results focus more on the real-time experience. On the search results page, OneRiot emphasizes links, though you can also click on a small link at the bottom of each result to see the tweets that included this link. From there, you can also reply to a tweet. If OneRiot finds new tweets that fit your search, it will automatically prompt you to reload the page.To get data about current trends on Twitter, OneRiot uses both Twitter’s own API, as well as data it gathers from users who have installed OneRiot’s own toolbar in their browsers.Looking for FeedbackAs OneRiot’s GM Tobias Peggs told us yesterday, the company decided to test its new Twitter search feature on a separate page for now (twitter.oneriot.com), in order to get feedback from customers.We, for one, would like to see the ability to organize results by how many users have linked to a certain page, for example. It would also be nice if OneRiot gave us the option to search for conversations around a specific link by copying and pasting a URL into OneRiot’s search box. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit OneRiot, a relatively new real-time search engine, launched a new Twitter search engine this morning that takes a very different approach to Twitter search from similar ventures we have seen lately. Instead of surfacing specific tweets, OneRiot focuses on shared links instead of just doing a keyword search on Twitter. While Twitter’s own search, for example, will show you the conversation around the leaked copy of Wolverine, OneRiot will actually find the latest shared links about this topic on Twitter.center_img Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Product Reviews#search#twitter#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

World Bank Assumes Control of Google Map Data

first_imgjon mitchell Related Posts Last December, Google overhauled Map Maker’s editing tools to make it easier for any Google Maps user to add new data.What do you think? Is the World Bank a good choice for Google as a partner? Share your thoughts in the comments. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Google announced a partnership with the World Bank today to make Google Map Maker data more accessible to government organizations in disaster scenarios. Google Map Maker is the tool for crowd-sourcing the editing and maintenance of Google’s world map. Its user-generated data include locations of hospitals, schools, settlements, water sources and minor roads.Access to these data will help governments, NGOs, researchers and individuals plan without waiting for the changes to be approved and added to the official maps. World Bank partner organizations, such as government and U.N. agencies, can contact World Bank offices to request access to the data. Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Zambia, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Moldova, Mozambique, Nepal and Haiti will pilot the project.Google’s New GatekeeperThis partnership could improve response time and effectiveness in crises in underserved areas of the world. It’s just a shame that Google has decided to compete with Ushahidi and other open-source efforts to solve this problem. Access to Google Map Maker data is privileged, and Google has chosen the mother of all elite gatekeepers, the World Bank, to facilitate this program.The World Bank has supported much-needed online mapping efforts, such as the April 2011 project in South Sudan that enabled Google to put the new country on the map. It has also financially backed apps supporting economic development in a worldwide contest for software developers. In partnership with academic institutions, the World Bank has also backed a Web-based knowledge platform for urban development.These are all great efforts, but they establish a familiar pattern for the World Bank. In Web technology, just as in global economic development, the World Bank has positioned itself as an unavoidable, privileged gatekeeper, and this time Google helped.Community mapper in Kampala, Uganda (via Google LatLong)No More Open SourceWe’ve reached out to Ushahidi for comment on the news, and we’ll update with the response. While Ushahidi‘s non-profit, open-source efforts carry on, Google is closing off access to its mapping platform upon which great works of software were once built. Having realized the enormous value of Google Maps as a resource, Google decided to start charging for API access last year.That’s Google’s commercial prerogative, but its proprietary efforts are now in competition with the open-source community. Today’s partnership with the World Bank is a clearer example than the murky history of access to the Google Maps API. Google Map Maker is a moderated Google program, and Google has selected the World Bank as an arbiter of its data. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Google#Government#Non-Profits#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Line-ups: Napoli v RB Salzburg

first_imgDries Mertens and Hirving Lozano take on RB Salzburg’s Erling Haaland, but Napoli have defender Kostas Manolas on the bench. It kicks off at the Stadio San Paolo at 20.00 GMT. You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens from this game and Borussia Dortmund-Inter on the LIVEBLOG. The Partenopei’s thrilling 3-2 victory in Austria has put them in pole position to qualify from Group E and they will be through tonight if they win and Genk fail to beat Liverpool. Allan is not even fit for the bench, but Manolas is not ready to start, as the centre-back is still suffering from bruised ribs and had to play with painkillers. Nikola Maksimovic partners Kalidou Koulibaly at centre-back. Mertens and Lozano are the front two, with Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon out wide, despite Arkadiusz Milik’s positive form. RB Salzburg have built most of their success this season on the astonishing form of teenage striker Erling Haaland, who has 22 goals in just 16 competitive games this season. That includes six in three Champions League matches. He has support from Hee-Chan Hwang, but Takumi Minamino is also a danger with his pace. Carlos Miguel Coronel is in goal after Cican Stankovic pulled a hamstring against Napoli on October 23. Napoli: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Callejon, Fabian Ruiz, Zielinski, Insigne; Lozano, Mertens Napoli bench: Ospina, Llorente, Elmas, Luperto, Hysaj, Manolas, Milik RB Salzburg: Coronel; Pongracic, Onguéné, Wober; Kristensen, Minamino, Junuzovic, Szoboszlai, Ulmer; Haaland, Hwang Salzburg bench: Kohn, Ashimeru, Vallci, Koita, Ramalho, Daka, Mwepu Ref: Marciniak Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more