Spain’s link to France boosts intermittent powerSpain and France have interconnected a new grid line that doubles the electricity exchange between the two countries. With a power capacity of 2 GW and capable of reversing the direction of flow of the energy exchanges between Spain and France in just 50 milliseconds, the new line is expected to boost renewable energy. February 23, 2015 Ilias Tsagas Markets Markets & Policy Europe France Spain Western Europe Image: Flickr/Shaun StanworthShare Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Roy and French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Friday inaugurated the new electrical interconnection between the two Mediterranean countries.The electricity line is a symbol of engineering triumph and a significant step towards the integration of Europe’s energy markets and the spread of renewable energy.Costing about 700 million, the new 64.5 kilometer-long line began construction in 2008 and connects the towns of Santa Llogaia, near Figueras in Gerona, Spain, with the town of Baixas, near Perpignan, France. The lines route is entirely underground, running through a concrete trench, apart from the stretch that crosses the Pyrenees which passes through an 8.5-kilometer tunnel that runs parallel to the high speed train line.Of the projects total 700 million budget, the European Union provided 225 million and the European Investment Bank a loan of 350 million.The interconnection between Spain and France will follow a testing period and will come into commercial operation in June, doubling the electricity exchange between the two countries.Pioneering project transforming EuropeFrom an engineering point of view, the project represents a global success as it is the first time that an underground interconnection of this length and with a power capacity of 2 GW has been carried out. In addition, a new type of cable — manufactured by Prysmian — for the transmission in direct current of voltage levels of 320 kV has been developed. The technology applied to the converter stations built by Siemens at each end of the line allows them to reverse the direction of flow of the energy exchanges between Spain and France in just 50 milliseconds. 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An undated listing on PopShop said about 6,000 square feet at the building was previously leased on a short-term basis starting at $5,000 per day for a minimum of five days and going up to $75,000 per month. Last fall, the median asking rent in the area — Broadway between Houston and Broome streets — was $358 per square foot, or 25 percent lower than a year earlier, according to a report by the Real Estate Board of New York.The landlord’s brokers — the Maglio, Shuster, Zisholtz Commercial Team at Douglas Elliman — said the new lease brings “much needed energy” to the area, but declined to comment on pricing. Newmark Knight Frank, which represented Serhant, also declined.While the renovation, led by INC Architecture & Design, occurs over the coming months, the large windows will be plastered with pop-culture quotes and references to the city. Among the sources will be Jay-Z, the television show “Friends” and comedian Jerry Seinfeld, whose face and words graced the facade of one of Miki Naftali’s condominium projects on the Upper East Side last year.The ground level will house the firm’s in-house film studio. A lounge, show kitchen and iPad displaying listings will occupy the building’s lower level and part of the ground level, with meeting rooms and co-working space for agents on the top two floors.Serhant said his new office, dubbed “SERHANT. House,” was the result of his now 42-person firm outgrowing its inaugural office space in Tribeca. The Soho building, when ready, will become the firm’s headquarters and the team will leave the Tribeca property.“All company resources will be under the same roof,” said Serhant, though he noted that the new lease isn’t a move toward a traditional office. His agents are still outfitted to work remotely; the office is designed to be a meeting hub and will also be accessible to non-agents and employees. Clients and agents in the firm’s membership programs will have access too.To be a Serhant member, agents must have completed the broker’s $500 introductory course. Monthly membership fees start at $10, while “pro” membership packages costing $10,000 to $24,000 include mentorship from Serhant and other coaching services.Serhant is not the only brokerage investing in office space in the city. The Corcoran Group is also renovating an office at the IBM Building in Midtown, which will serve as its new corporate headquarters and the home office of 400 agents.Contact Erin Hudson Full Name* This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now Celebrity broker Ryan Serhant and his firm’s future office. (PopShop, Ryan Serhant)Serhant is bringing his new brokerage to Soho.The celebrity broker’s firm has outgrown its initial office in Tribeca and has signed a 15,000-square-foot lease to take over the four-level building at 372 West Broadway. The long-vacant storefront was last occupied by Tommy Hilfiger.“We’re just growing too fast,” said Serhant. “So we went on the hunt for a trophy building and found one.”Serhant declined to reveal terms of the lease, but said his firm has taken possession of the landmarked building on the corner of West Broadway and Broome Street and is in the process of a custom built-out.Read moreInside Ryan Serhant’s new brokerageSerhant hires first cohort of agents, executives“Brooklyn Point is a leap up for him”: Gary Barnett on why he tapped Serhant Message* Email Address*
RelatedCity revisits smoking banBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] The City of Port Isabel is again considering a smoking ban. The City Commission passed the first reading of a proposed smoking ban ordinance during a special meeting held at City Hall Tuesday, June 19. “This ordinance is an ordinance that would stop…June 22, 2018In “News”City to consider regulating smokingBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] The Port Isabel City Commission will hold a workshop to discuss the possibility of regulating smoking. The idea was put forth by Commissioner Juan Jose “J.J.” Zamora at the commission’s last meeting just days before Christmas. “I think it’s just something that we’ve…January 8, 2016In “News”PI 100th Texas city to go smoke freeBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] On Tuesday, July 10, the City of Port Isabel joined 99 other Texas cities in adopting regulations that prohibit smoking. The news came after the Port Isabel City Commission unanimously passed the second and final reading of Ordinance 699. Commissioners Jeffery Martinez and…July 13, 2018In “News” Share No Smoking?By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected] Port Isabel City Commission were joined by several residents as the City hosted a workshop to discuss creating an ordinance that would regulate smoking within City limits.Currently, the City does not have any sort of regulation prohibiting smoking, but the idea of a smoking ordinance has been bandied about for some time. Most recently, Commissioner Juan Jose “J.J” Zamora brought the matter to the Commission’s attention again, citing a concern for public health, which in turn sparked the public workshop Tuesday.In 2015, the City mulled an ordinance proposed by Zamora, but it was not passed. Prior to that, the idea had been considered in 2008, according to information City Manager Jared Hockema presented to the Commission and residents during the half hour long workshop.Hockema shared information about other cities in the Rio Grande Valley that have varying degrees of smoking regulation. While numerous cities in Hidalgo County have such ordinances, only four municipalities in Cameron County currently do.Brownsville, Harlingen, San Benito and South Padre Island all have ordinances which regulate smoking in public areas. San Benito’s ordinance has been on the books since the late 1990s, while Brownsville’s ordinance has recently become more restrictive.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.
Paul Chryst (AP Photo/File)MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says he hasn’t offered the Badgers’ football coaching job to anyone, including current Pittsburgh coach and apparent front-runner Paul Chryst.Alvarez said Friday that Wisconsin state law prevents the university from making an offer to anyone before Wednesday, the date given in a job posting that went up after Gary Andersen’s departure this week for Oregon State.The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Alvarez met with Chryst in Florida, where Alvarez was attending an Outback Bowl promotion. The newspaper cited an anonymous source. Pittsburgh officials said Chryst was in Florida recruiting earlier in the week.Alvarez will coach the Badgers in the bowl against Auburn on Jan. 1.Chryst is a former Badgers assistant, including stints as co-offensive coordinator, tight ends coach and quarterbacks coach. He’s also a former Badgers quarterback. He is 19-19 at Pitt, including 6-6 this season with a game against Houston coming up Jan. 2 in the Armed Forces Bowl.The Panthers began bowl preparations Friday with a light workout at the end of finals week. Chryst spoke to the team before practice but declined to address reporters. He is in the third season of a five-year deal he signed when Pitt hired him to replace Todd Graham in December 2011. While Chryst has spoken to Pitt officials about an extension, no agreement has been reached.
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With the lead at 10 points (46-36), Cooke hit three straight 3-pointers on assists from Little to push the lead to 55-38 with 16:40 to play. That seemed to be the key stretch in the run as Cooke found the range from beyond the arc. He finished 5 of 11 from the field, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range, and also hit all eight of his free throws. With his 22 points Sunday, Hawkins has scored 75 points in the Wildcats’ last four games since moving back into the starting lineup. Williams has come off the bench in the last four games and with his 16 points on Sunday he’s averaging 15.5 points per game in those four contests. Cooke – whose previous career-high was 14 points – had more than those 14 points in the 30-13 run that started the second half and pushed the Wildcats’ lead to 24 points (71-47) with 10:43 to play. Cooke had 15 points in the run, LaDarrien Williams had seven, Hawkins had five points and Wentz a 3-pointer as ACU opened a big lead. The win evens the Wildcats’ overall mark at 7-7 and they improve to 1-0 in the Southland Conference, while the Bears drop to 0-12 overall and 0-1 in the league. ACU is off until Saturday when it hosts Nicholls at 4 p.m. at Moody Coliseum. The Wildcats shot a blistering 53.7 percent from the field Sunday (29 of 54), including 11 of 18 from 3-point range (61.1 percent). UCA wouldn’t go away as the Bears were able to cut the lead to 12 points on a couple of occasions inside the final five minutes before Hawkins hit a pair of free throws and a a layup, Williams hit a couple of free throws and Little a pair of free throws with 28 seconds to play to make the final 87-70. Abilene Christian 87, Central Arkansas 70 ABILENE, Texas – Austin Cooke poured in a career-high 22 points and Harrison Hawkins continued his tremendous play on the offensive end of the floor Sunday afternoon as the Abilene Christian Wildcats opened Southland Conference play with an 87-70 win over Central Arkansas at Moody Coliseum. The first half was a bit of a back-and-forth affair until the last six minutes when ACU turned a one-point lead into a nine-point lead with an 8-0 run. Hawkins hit back-to-back 3-pointers before Jalen Little hit a layup on a feed from Hawkins to make it 33-24 with 4:09 left in the half. The Bears were able to cut the Wildcats’ lead to 38-34 with 16 seconds to play, but Parker Wentz buried a 3-pointer with six seconds left on a feed from Little to make it a 41-34 game at halftime.
The SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition starts in one week in Las Vegas !! This venue seems to scream “extrovert” with all of it’s bright lights, shows and casinos. With over 15,000 people, expected the Conference can be overwhelming for everyone.We don’t write about extroverts much because we assume they’re going to fill the space with their outward thoughts anyway !! I have to be honest, most of my friends are not extroverts. I assumed because they were active socially, they’d be extroverted. I am, so why wouldn’t they be? (1st fault of the extrovert . . . )Being introverted or extroverted is neither right nor wrong. It just is who we are and how we’re wired. So, I wanted to put some hints and advice that will fill up the extrovert’s need for constant communication and interaction so that you can fully enjoy SHRM15 !!Pick Sessions that STRETCH you !!There are so many great sessions at this year’s Conference. Don’t fall into the trap of going to ones that reflect your day-to-day role. Stretch yourself and feed your inner desire to see what HR could look like and may look like in the future. Get on the edge of what we do and claw out of the trenches for a week. These sessions will challenge the way you think and you’ll love it.Make connections that matter !!Extroverts have to talk. They can’t help but express themselves. Use that fact to meet the folks who are at the event. We are all in HR together and instead of trying to continue to go it alone, meet the folks that are milling around you. We’ve lost sight that we’re all in the same profession. The best resource you are looking for could be right next to you. So, when you talk to strangers, because you will, connect with them so that you can be resources for each other long after the conference concludes. To put this in HR math – if you connect with 10 people and each of those folks are connected to 10 people, you have just built an incredible network !!Tweet, SnapChat, Post, Blog, etc. !!Face it, you’re already social. It’s part of your inherent nature. Social Media use by HR pros jumps through the roof during SHRM15 and that’s awesome. The challenge is that you carry it forward and remain social. Remember, social media is just another way to communicate and connect. Tweet during sessions using the speaker’s Twitter handle and the hashtag #SHRM15. Post to Instagram with pics from all over the SHRM Store and the Vendor Hall. Show HR people who weren’t able to attend all of the great things going on.As an extrovert, you have a drive that needs to be constantly fed on the social side of your personality. Use the Conference to launch your social side and then keep it going strong with all of your new connections once you head back to your part of the HR universe.Take in EVERYTHING !!I know that the temptations of the Vegas Strip will pull on every attendee, and there will be plenty of time for that. My hope is that you take in the entire vendor hall and talk to people to see what they have to offer and not just make the dash for swag. Sit up front in the keynotes and the concurrent sessions to grow and develop.Extroverts are great at “conferencing” which means that you are eager to see the 7:00am sessions and then you are on the go through the wee hours of the night. Don’t miss a thing. You’ll be glad you did !!Finally, don’t just hang with your own kind. There will be people from all over the world at the Conference. Don’t just stay with those from your own state or country. Release your inner extrovert and meet folks from everywhere !!When you meet our introvert counterparts, greet them, give them a second and then hug away !! (if they’re cool with it). Have fun !! The SHRM Annual Conference is always a great event. This is where you can flourish and be your extroverted self !!I will make sure to find you – count on it !!
Snap offers free credits to brands running vertical video ads on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, elsewhereBy admin on December 15, 2019
Snap offers free credits to brands running vertical video ads on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, elsewhereYou are here: In Snap’s latest earnings report released earlier this week, Snapchat’s parent company showed signs that it’s been able to withstand the war that Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram have waged on its flagship and corresponding ad business. And now it’s going after their advertisers.Snap has rolled out a program offering free credits to brands that have recently bought vertical video ads from Instagram, Facebook and any other digital ad seller, including Pinterest, ad networks and even digital billboards, a company spokesperson said on Friday, confirming Recode’s earlier report.Advertisers can apply for the free credits through a form on Snapchat’s site. To be eligible, an advertiser must not have run ads on Snapchat previously and must provide proof that it ran a vertical video ad campaign elsewhere within the past three months.If approved, the advertiser will receive credits to use on Snapchat’s vertical video Snap Ads that will be valued in the range of several hundred dollars, according to the Snap spokesperson who declined to provide exact amounts.There are no minimum spending requirements or other conditions attached to how advertisers spend their ad credits, other than the fact that they can only be used to purchase Snap Ads, the spokesperson said.On the one hand Snap is making an offensive maneuver. By offering an effectively free trial to its rivals’ advertisers, it is looking to persuade those brands that their money may be better spent on its inventory. That argument could be buoyed by Facebook’s ever-increasing ad prices, though Snap would need to prove that it can provide advertisers’ a similar, if not better, return on their investments than Facebook. To that end, Snap has done a lot of work in the past year to be able to tie its ads to actual business results, including tracing its ads to store visits, comparing its ads’ impact on sales against ads on other platforms and rolling out a conversion tracking tool.On the other hand, Snap is also playing defense. Its flagship app was the first to popularize vertical as the mobile-native video format. But the format has since been adopted by Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and even publishers’ sites and apps. That relative prevalence has diluted some of Snap’s unique sales proposition and, more importantly, made it so that advertisers investing in vertical video in order to appeal to mobile viewers are not limited to running it on Snapchat and can place it elsewhere where they may receive more eyeballs. Just as Instagram Stories has made it so that people interested in the Stories format don’t need to open Snapchat to use it, the same is true for brands interested in buying vertical video ads. But if a brand has already bought a vertical video ad elsewhere, has been hesitant to try its hand at Snapchat but now can at zero cost, what’s the risk?For Snap the risk would be giving away its inventory for free instead of finding a buyer for it. But Snapchat remains such a shiny new toy for many advertisers, that it’s likely the app has more unfilled inventory than it knows what to do with, so it’s placing a short-term bet in hopes of a long-term boost to its business.From our sponsors: Snap offers free credits to brands running vertical video ads on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, elsewhere HomeDigital MarketingSnap offers free credits to brands running vertical video ads on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, elsewhere Posted on 10th February 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019