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شركتا هواوي وفينز غروب توفران الطاقة لأكبر مشروع طاقة موزعة في الإمارات

دبي، دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة، 25 تشرين الأول/أكتوبر، 2019 / بي آر نيوزواير / — تشاركت شركة فينز غروب، وهي شركة دولية متكاملة مزودة للطاقة الشمسية مقرها إمارة دبي بالإمارات العربية المتحدة، مع شركة هواوي لبناء أول مشروع طاقة شمسية متوسط الفولطية على الأسطح في الإمارات العربية المتحدة. وتم تطوير مشروع الأسطح للطاقة الموزعة بقدرة 25.8 ميغاواط لحساب شركة موانىء دبي العالمية – وهي ثاني أكبر شركة مشغلة للموانىء في العالم. وهذا المشروع هو أكبر مشروع طاقة شمسية موزعة في الإمارات العربية المتحدة ويتيمز بتركيبة فريدة لأنواع مشاريع مختلفة، بما في ذلك المخازن التجارية ومرائب السيارات والمباني التجارية.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_oiengt6d/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

يشتمل المشروع على 88،000 لوحة شمسية بالإضافة إلى SUN2000- (8-40) كي تي ألمن سلسلةمحولات السلسلة الذكيةو25 مشروعًا مستقلًا، ولكل منها نقطة اتصال واحدةعبر 60 سطحًا إضافيًا و 6 أنواع مختلفة من الأسطح بما في ذلك أكبر سطح موقع فردي (2.6 ميغاواط). وللمشروع أيضًا 12 إطارا بنائيا مختلفًا ويتضمن عملًا متزامنًا على ما يصل إلى 12 مشروعًا.

وهذا المشروع هو مشروع رئيسي يعمل بمخطط شمس لشبكة القياس في دبي، وسيكون بمثابة مخطط لتوزيع الطاقة الشمسية الكهروضوئية الصناعية الموزعة في المنطقة. وقال ستيفانوس لياليوس، رئيس تنفيذ المشاريع في شركةأوريكس سولار سيستمز سوليوشنز- وهي إحدى شركات مجموعةفينز – إن المشروع يوفر توليد طاقة مستقرًا لموانئ دبي العالمية بفضل أداء محولات السلسلة الذكية من هواوي، لا سيما موثوقيتها ومعدل فشلها المنخفض منذ ربط المشروع بالشبكة الكهربائية. تدعمفينز غروباستخدام محولات السلسلة الذكية للتبريد الطبيعي في درجات الحرارة والظروف الصحراوية العالية للغاية، كما تعمل على تحسين التكاليف من خلال نظام الإدارة الذكي.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_osi2b662/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

وأضاف لياليوس “نحن فخورون حقًا بهذه الشراكة وهذا المشروع. إنه مشروع رائد سيعمل كمحرك أساسي لدفع صناعة الطاقة الشمسية الكهروضوئية إلى الأمام في الإمارات ونحن متفائلون بشأن مستقبل مصادر الطاقة المتجددة في الإمارات.”

يستفيد مشروع موانئ دبي العالمية للطاقة الشمسية من الإشعاعات الطبيعية العالية لإنتاج 35،734 ميغاواط في الساعة من الكهرباء سنويًا ويتخلص من أكثر من 21،000 طن من ثاني أكسيد الكربون سنويًا. وهومشروع معتمد في إطار أنشطة مشروع مكونات الأمم المتحدة للطاقة الشمسية صغيرة النطاق في الإمارات العربية المتحدة ويساهم في استراتيجية دبي المتكاملة للطاقة 2030 وكذلك رؤيا دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة 2021 لبيئة مستدامة.ستواصلفينز غروبوهواوي العمل معًا لتطوير محطات الطاقة الشمسية الكهروضوئية الأكثر كفاءة في جميع أنحاء العالم.

حول مجموعة فينز:

فينز غروبهي شركة دوليةمطورة للطاقة الشمسية وشركة إدارة استثمار وإدارة أصول، يقع مقرها في دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة. نهجفينز غروبالمتكامل التي تأسست في العام 2012، الذي يجمع بين الخبرة المالية والهندسية، يمكّن الشركة من تقديم حلول شاملة للطاقة الشمسية.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_j8i3rszg/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

تمتلك فينز غروب محفظة متنامية من الاستثمارات والتطويرات في مجال الطاقة الشمسية التي تغطي مناطق جغرافية متعددة، مع التركيز بشكل خاص على الأسواق الناشئة – وخاصة إفريقيا والشرق الأوسط وآسيا الوسطى ودول الكومنولث المستقلة. حتى الآن، تزيد مساهمة الطاقة النظيفة العالمية لشركة فينز غروب عن 70 ميغاواط، مع 1.5 غيغاواط أخرى قيد التطوير أو في مرحلة التخطيط على مستوى العالم.

حول هواوي
تعتبرهواويالمزود العالمي الرائدلتكنولوجيا المعلومات والاتصالات وحلول طاقة الشبكة، وهي تزود حاليا أكثر من 170 دولة بمنتجات طاقة الشبكة، خادمة بذلك أكثر من ثلاثة مليارات نسمة حول العالم. تدمج هواوي بصورة مبتكرة تقنيات المعلومات الرقمية مثل الذكاء الاصطناعي، إنترنت الأشياء، والبيانات الكبيرة والحوسبة السحابية، مع تقنية الطاقة الشمسية، للترويج لحلول الطاقة الشمسية الذكية الرائدة لسيناريوهات طاقة على مستوى شبكات شركات الطاقة التجارية والسكنية. وبناء على تقارير من شركة الاستشارات العالمية آي أتش أس ماركيت، فقد صُنفت هواوي في المرتبة رقم 1 من حيث حجم شحن محولات الطاقة على مدى أربع سنوات متوالية، من 2015 إلى 2018. لمزيد من المعلومات، يرجى زيارة هواوي على الإنترنت على solar.huawei.comأو على لنكدن/تويتر/فيسبوك: Huawei FusionSolar.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_ruubdvmi/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

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Pentagon hands Microsoft $10B ‘war cloud’ deal, snubs Amazon

San Francisco, The Pentagon awarded Microsoft a $10 billion cloud computing contract, snubbing early front-runner Amazon, whose competitive bid drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business rivals.

Bidding for the huge project, known as Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, pitted leading tech titans Microsoft, Amazon, Oracle and IBM against one another, The Associated Press reported.

The giant contract has attracted more attention than most, sparked by speculation early in the process that Amazon would be the sole winner of the deal. Tech giants Oracle and IBM pushed back with their own bids and also formally protested the bidding process last year.

Oracle later challenged the process in federal court, but lost .

Trump waded into the fray in July, saying that the administration would take a very long look at the process, saying he had heard complaints. Trump has frequently expressed his ire for Amazon and founder Jeff Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post. At the time, he said other companies told him that the contract wasn’t competitively bid.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper recused himself from the controversial bidding process earlier this week, citing a conflict of interest because his son works for one of the companies that originally bid.

The JEDI system will store and process vast amounts of classified data, allowing the U.S. military to use artificial intelligence to speed up its war planning and fighting capabilities.

A cloud strategy document unveiled by the Defense Department last year called for replacing the military’s disjointed and stove-piped information systems with a commercial cloud service that will empower the warfighter with data and is critical to maintaining our military’s technological advantage.

The Pentagon emphasized in an announcement that the process was fair and followed procurement guidelines. It noted that over the past two years, it has awarded more than $11 billion in ten separate cloud-computing contracts, and said the JEDI award continues our strategy of a multi-vendor, multi-cloud environment.

The latter statement appeared designed to address previous criticism about awarding such a large deal to one company.

The deal is a major win for Microsoft’s cloud business Azure, which has long been playing catch-up to Amazon’s market leading Amazon Web Services. Microsoft said it was preparing a statement.

Amazon said Friday it was surprised by the decision.

AWS is the clear leader in cloud computing, and a detailed assessment purely on the comparative offerings clearly lead to a different conclusion, Amazon spokesman Drew Herdener said in a statement. We remain deeply committed to continuing to innovate for the new digital battlefield where security, efficiency, resiliency, and scalability of resources can be the difference between success and failure.

According to a July report from the research firm Gartner, Amazon holds almost 48% of the market for public cloud computing, followed by Microsoft in second place with close to 16%.

Over the last year, Microsoft has positioned itself as a friend to the U.S. military. President Brad Smith wrote last fall that Microsoft has long supplied technology to the military and would continue to do so, despite pushback from employees.

Oracle and IBM were eliminated earlier in the process, leaving Microsoft and Amazon to battle it out at the end.

Google decided last year not to compete for the contract, saying it would conflict with its AI ethics principles. Google employees have been especially vocal in protesting the company’s involvement with government contracts.

It’s a paradigm changer for Microsoft to win JEDI, said Dan Ives, managing director of Wedbush Securities. And it’s a huge black eye for Amazon and Bezos.

Microsoft, Amazon, Google and other tech giants have faced criticism from their own employees about doing business with the government, especially on military and immigration related projects.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad congratulates HM King

Manama, Bahrain national handball team has today qualified to the Olympic Games (Tokyo2020) in Japan after beating South Korea in the final match 34/29.

His Majesty’s Representative for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, National Security Advisor and Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS) Chairman HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa congratulated HM King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa on Bahrain’s victory and qualification to the Olympic Games (Tokyo2020) in Japan.

He also extended congratulations to the national team, hailing their crucial victory and qualification to the Olympic Games (Tokyo2020) in Japan, which reflects Bahrain’s handball strides in all categories.

Bahrain had booked a spot in the final match after defeating Qatar in the semifinal while South Korea edged past the Saudi team.

HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa lauded Bahrain’s handball performance, hailing the landmark victory which put Bahrain on the world sports map.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Russian agent Butina returns to Moscow after US deportation

Moscow, The woman convicted of being a covert Russian agent returned to her homeland on Saturday, deported by the United States after serving a prison sentence.

Maria Butina, a gun rights activist who sought to infiltrate conservative U.S. political groups and promote Russia’s agenda around the time that Donald Trump rose to power, was released Friday from a low-security facility in Florida. She had been in custody since her arrest in July 2018, The Associated Press reported.

In brief comments to journalists at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport after arriving on an Aeroflot flight from Miami, Butina thanked her supporters. She was carrying a bouquet of flowers and rested her head on the shoulder of her father, Valery, who had come from their Siberian hometown of Barnaul to meet her.

I am very, very, very happy to be back home. I am very grateful to everyone who supported me all the Russian citizens who helped and wrote me letters and donated money for my defense, she said.

According to the AP, the former American University graduate student pleaded guilty last December to conspiring to act as an unregistered agent for Russia. She admitted that she and a former Russian lawmaker worked to leverage contacts in the National Rifle Association to pursue back channels to American conservatives.

Russia’s foreign ministry spokeswoman, who also met Butina at the airport, said the 30-year-old is a victim of entrenched anti-Russian attitudes.

This is what, unfortunately, the previous U.S. administration started trying to destroy the bilateral relationship, Maria Zakharova said. Since the election of President Donald Trump, Russian officials have consistently blamed troubled relations on so-called Russophobia carried over from the administration of President Barack Obama.

She really did no harm to anybody. She’s just a girl, she’s just a young woman. She tried to invest her youth, if you wish, her gift, her talent, into people-to-people contacts, Zakharova said.

Butina’s case was highly criticized in Russia and the foreign ministry underlined the position by using her face as the avatar on its Facebook page. That was changed to the Russian double-eagle symbol after her return.

Butina violated U.S. law because she did not report her efforts to the Justice Department, which requires the registration of lobbyists and others in the U.S. who do the bidding of foreign governments. She was sentenced to 18 months in prison but received credit for time already served.

Her lawyers said Friday that she was not a spy and that the case had nothing to do with espionage or election interference. They cast the crime as more technical than substantive.

The Butina case captivated public attention in the U.S. because it unfolded around the same time as special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, even though the two probes were entirely separate.

It also led to scrutiny of the political dealings of the powerful NRA.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

‘Just too darn old:’ Sanders, Biden confront age concerns

Marshalltown, Iowa, (BNA)L Bernie Sanders insists he feels better than ever less than a month after heart surgery, but his return to the campaign trail this week sparked new questions about the unusually old age of the Democratic Party’s leading 2020 presidential candidates.

Both Sanders, 78, and Joe Biden, 76, suggest their age isn’t a major issue, but voters, particularly older voters, aren’t so sure.

Gordon Lundberg, a 71-year-old retired Lutheran pastor from Ames, said candidates’ health is a key issue for him because he understands how it feels to age. He’s leaning toward Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts because, even though she’s 70, she’s the most liberal and she’s not got one foot in the grave yet.

Bernie’s just too darn old. And so is Biden, Lundberg said. They look old, they sound old, they are old. They fall in the shower, and they get heart attacks!

Lundberg is not alone.

Polling has suggested that a significant number of Americans believe a candidate in his or her late 70s is too old to be president. If elected, Sanders would take office having already exceeded the average U.S. life expectancy of 78.6 years, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. Biden would be just a few months away, The Associated Press reported.

Warren would be the oldest new president in history, eclipsing Trump, who himself eclipsed Ronald Reagan. Biden and Sanders would be older on their first day in office than Reagan, a two-term president, was on his last.

While Biden, the former vice president, has often laughed off questions about his age, the issue is one that Sanders has been forced to confront more directly as he returned to Iowa this week. Sanders, a senator from Vermont, is traveling with his wife and campaign manager, whose responsibilities include ensuring that he take modest precautions not to over-exert himself, takes daily walks of at least half an hour with no phone calls and sticks to a healthier diet.

He wants to run, said campaign manager Faiz Shakir, who said he would likely accompany Sanders on the campaign trail for the next month. Our job is to make sure he knows he’s in a marathon, not a sprint.

According to the AP, Sanders opened up about his health during an interview at a coffee shop in Des Moines, one of several he conducted this week as he works to convince voters in the first states on the 2020 presidential primary calendar that he’s physically able to beat President Donald Trump next fall and assume the demands of the presidency.

Sanders told The Associated Press that he was looking forward to a 100 percent recovery full recovery.

Now I got three good arteries, he said. And three good arteries are better than two good arteries. So, I’m feeling pretty good.

At a subsequent campaign appearance in Marshalltown, he confronted the age question directly without being asked.

I’ve been criticized for being old. I plead guilty. I am old, Sanders said, sparking laughter and applause in the audience.

And at a Friday event in Newton, Iowa, he insisted that his advanced age offered some advantages. Specifically, people have had decades to study him and his policies. He has supported Medicare for All, for example, for three decades.

Having a long record gives people the understanding that these ideas that I’m talking about, they’re in my guts, they’re in my heart, he charged. This is who I am as a human being.

Many in the audience applauded the message. But after the Marshalltown event, not everyone was cheering.

Retired Marshalltown resident Ed Canade, 72, described himself as somewhat concerned about Sanders’ age.

I know as I age, everything isn’t quite as sharp. That’s the reality of age. I can feel it in my own body, Canade said. I think Bernie’s doing well for his age.

Meanwhile, Biden called his age a legitimate question in an interview days after entering the presidential race in April and said it’s up to voters to watch me and decide for themselves.

Since then, Biden has not been forced to confront the age question as often as Sanders, despite frequent gaffes on the campaign trail. The former vice president has frequently appeared to mix up dates, offer outdated pop culture references and forget his words.

In a new CBS interview, Biden dismissed questions about his age, saying, if anything, it was an advantage.

With age comes experience, with experience comes wisdom, and with wisdom comes judgment, Biden said in the 60 Minutesinterview, set to air Sunday.

He promised earlier in the month to release his health records to help demonstrate his physical readiness for the nation’s top job.

While national polls suggest Biden is doing well among older voters, on the ground in the state that will hold the nation’s first presidential primary contest, Democrats see age as an issue for Biden and Sanders.

Kathy Judge, a 58-year-old nurse from Ames, went so far as to call Sanders and Biden very self-centered and very selfish by staying in the race when, she said, there are questions over whether they’re physically capable of finishing the run.

As an older individual herself, she said, she sees their ages wearing on them.

Bernie Sanders has already had a heart attack! Joe Biden can’t remember what day it is! Now, I can’t either some days, I will admit that, but we need someone who is sharp and thinks on their feet and doesn’t fumble words, said Judge, who supports 50-year-old Cory Booker, the New Jersey senator.

At a Biden event over the summer in Manning, Donna Forman, a 72-year-old retiree, said the former vice president is in her top three, along with Booker and 59-year-old Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. But the one major concern she has about Biden is his age.

Because I know people that are old including myself, she said. I’m getting there. And I think Donald Trump is a perfect example of why nobody over 70 should run for anything.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Bahrain handball beat South Korea, qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Doha, Bahrain’s handball national team came from a two-goal deficit in the first half to beat South Korea 34-29 and win the Asian Handball Qualifying Tournament held in Qatar.

The win enabled Bahrain to book a berth in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

We are grateful for the tremendous support that handball has been receiving from HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa and HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Khalid Al Najem, the Secretary-General of the Bahrain Handball Federation, told Bahrain News Agency (BNA).

It has been a fantastic tournament for us. Everybody in the team has been great, and the success is a source of great pride. We now look forward to the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

QF welcomes shoppers and families to first Friday Souq at Education City

The new market in Oxygen Park is hosting a variety of stalls and activities, suitable for all members of the community, every Friday for the next seven weeks

Qatar Foundation has?held?its first?Friday Souq, with community members of all ages making their way to?Oxygen Park in Education City?to see what it has to offer.?

Visitors to the?family-friendly?market found something?to suit all?tastes, including?a diverse?range of stalls selling food, clothes,?handmade products?and other goods, as well as a children’s playground?and?an array of?activities?including?painting, coloring,?and henna. The Friday Souq also has a kids’ care facility where parents can leave their children to play while they shop.

I was keen to come to Education City to?experience?the Souq?for the first time,?because I have?visited?the Torba?Farmers?Market?at QF regularly?with my children, said Hessa?Al-Marri, a visitor to the Friday?Souq.?These?kinds?of events?always have?a pleasant atmosphere, and?Oxygen Park?is an excellent location, where various outdoor activities can be enjoyed.

“These events are an ideal opportunity for all members of the community to visit QF?and see the facilities?here,?including?the Education City?Mosque,?we look forward to coming to QF for more activities in the future.??

Abdallah?Al?Yusuf?said:?I chose to spend?part of?the weekend at the Friday?Souq?at?Oxygen Park?because it allowed me to take my family for lunch and shopping.??

Being?here in the afternoon?in?good weather?meant?we have already had a good time, and we will make sure to visit every Friday. This market is characterized by?the way it?welcomes?visitors from different age groups, offers activities to suit everyone,?has a relaxed?atmosphere, and sells a diverse range of?handmade?goods,?clothing,?and food.?It is a?good way to enjoy?a Friday.?

Catherine Thompson, who also came to the Friday Souq on its opening day,?said: Once the weather starts to?get better, families?like?take their?children outdoors, away from the shopping malls, and?parks are the best option for?them.??

In?Oxygen?Park, children have the?chance?to play in a large green space?and enjoy?different activities, and at the same time people can shop, walk around the various stalls, and eat.?It’s convenient, there are plenty of?facilities,?and it’s well-lit?in the evening.?Every time I visit?Education City,?I feel it’s a major center?for recreational and cultural events.?

The Friday Souq will be open every Friday until December 13 from 9am-9pm.?All children’s activities are free.

Source: Qatar Foundation