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BlackRock reshuffles top regional, business unit executives | Reuters

...... business, cutting jobs, dropping fees and relying more on computers to pick stocks. Alternatives, meanwhile, range from hedge funds to real estate and infrastructure projects like wind and solar farms. The unit represents 2 percent of BlackRock’s assets but an outsized 6 percent of fees. Fink has made growing that business a priority, and the unit has attracted cash this year. But the ......

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Hurricane Irma: More than 100 high risk prisoners escaped - BBC News

...... said further support would be announced within days on top of the 32m relief fund already made available. The UK has provided 20 tonnes of aid so far including 2,500 shelter kits and 2,300 solar lanterns. But shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry said the British government's response was "too little and too late" and talking about potential evacuation a week on from the disaster was "a ......

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'OK. Let's do it!' An oral history of how NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn came to be - LA Times

...... Cassini set off for Saturn on Oct. 15, 1997, and spent seven years looping around the solar system before it finally reached its destination. Since then, the two-story spacecraft has revealed that ocean worlds are more common in our solar system than anyone knew, watched moonlets form in Saturn’s rings and found conditions suitable for life on two of the planet’s moons. The Cassini ......

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Lawmakers move to add other states to oversight of California's electric grid - LA Times

...... benefits the state would realize if it was part of a fully integrated, coordinated day-ahead grid and market," Gonzales said. "For instance," she said, "California could sell its excess solar generation in the middle of the day to other entities, and buy Wyoming wind in the evening when our solar drops off, all in a day-ahead market that allows operators to see the next day's demand and ......

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Turns out we may all be made of stardust, scientists say - CNN

...... the Big Bang and traced their development to today," Angles-Alcazar said , continuing "We found that when we completed these simulations that we could say ... that the atoms which formed the solar system and so which form us, may have existed in other galaxies." This striking image is the stellar nursery in the Orion Nebula, where stars are born. The red filament is a stretch of ammonia ......

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First look at Apple Park, Steve Jobs' dream campus - Sep. 12, 2017

...... campus, and employees can escape to an orchard, meadow or small pond when they need fresh air. Cook said the campus is powered by 100% renewable energy, and has one of the largest on-site solar panel systems. Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer. Morningstar: ......

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Inflation will come back to 2% if we keep adding jobs, top forecaster says - MarketWatch

...... go before inflation accelerates, and what the timing of that effect would be, he said. "We have to get our expectations under control," Feroli said. "Things are not as precise as predicting a solar eclipse." There's no great need for the Fed to feel pressured to act, he said. "No one thinks the economy is superheated." In the August contest, Feroli was very consistent. His forecasts on ......

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Suntech mostra sua principal linha de mdulos solares na 2017 Solar Power International em Las

...... LAS VEGAS , 12 de setembro de 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. ("Suntech") anunciou hoje que vai participar como expositor principal na 2017 Solar Power International (SPI 2017) realizada em Las Vegas . Inaugurada em 10 de setembro, a SPI e o principal evento business-to-business da America do Norte aberta a todos os profissionais da energia solar e outros campos relacionados. ......

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Global Conductive Polymers Market Set for a Positive Growth Forecast at CAGR 6.10% Till 2023:

...... ) You can find the detailed description of the report at: http://www.occamsresearch.com/conductive-polymers-market Demand for o rganic p hotovoltaics: Growth d river Organic solar cells are preferred over conventional photovoltaics, due to its light weight property, cheap manufacturing cost and cost-effectiveness for photovoltaic applications. Increasing demand for renewable ......

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10 p.m. Update: Power to 525,000 Georgia Power customers restored following Hurricane Irma

...... affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry ......

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METROCON17 Expo & Conference Champions Collaboration Within the Built Environment

...... coatings, ceilings, decking, plaster, wallcovering, doors and windows to carpet, resilient flooring, tile, natural and engineered stone, fabric, furniture, wood flooring, window treatments, and solar control solutions, as well as art, lighting, signage, acoustical solutions, systems integration, metal fabrication, electrical controls, and consulting engineering solutions. The organizing ......

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NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft faces fiery finish - ABC News

...... burnout nearly a billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) away. But any flashes will be hard to see given the time close to high noon at Saturn and Cassini's minuscule size against the solar system's second largest planet. The plutonium on board will be the last thing to go. The dangerous substance was encased in super-dense iridium as a safeguard for Cassini's 1997 launch and has ......

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Apple officially opens Steve Jobs Theater with unveiling of iPhone 8, iPhone X - ABC News

...... gym. Apple said that the campus is powered by 100 percent renewable energy, as part of its commitment to the environment and sustainability, and has one of the largest on-site solar installations. The building is also the world's largest naturally ventilated building, projected to require no heating or air conditioning for nine months of the year, according to the Apple website. ......

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Extreme Hurricanes Like Harvey And Irma Mean U.S. Needs A Resilient Grid. Energy Storage Is Doing Just That - The Energy Collective

...... this growth. Battery costs have fallen from $1,000 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) in 2010 to less than $230/kWh in 2016, and could fall to $100/kWh in 2019 - a faster decline than wind turbine or solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies. By some accounts, batteries' downward cost trend could make solar-plus-storage systems cheaper in the U.S. than even standalone solar PV by 2020. Forward-looking ......

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Was Planet 9 exiled to edge of solar system by sun? | Daily Mail Online

...... Whether or not there is a ninth planet lurking in our solar system far beyond Neptune is still a mystery. Since it was hypothesised last year, many theories have come out regarding how the planet could have got there - some suggesting it may have been floating out in space on its own and been 'captured' by our sun. Now, a new study suggests the mysterious planet, if it exists, was not captured ......

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Apple announces its new Series 3 Apple Watch and Apple TV | Daily Mail Online

...... It features jogging and cycling trails, with more than a thousand bikes kept on site at all times, which staff can use to make their way around The glass structure is also fitted with solar panels. The circular, four-storey building is around a mile in circumference and a third of a mile wide and was recently described by the San Fransisco Weekly as a 'massive glass doughnut'. The ......

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Apple finally reveals its best ever smartphone with FaceID | Daily Mail Online

...... It features jogging and cycling trails, with more than a thousand bikes kept on site at all times, which staff can use to make their way around The glass structure is also fitted with solar panels. The circular, four-storey building is around a mile in circumference and a third of a mile wide and was recently described by the San Fransisco Weekly as a 'massive glass doughnut'. The ......

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Apple's iPhone launch: What to expect from today's event | Daily Mail Online

...... point for employees and guests. Natural gas, primarily, provides the building's power and the local energy grid will only be accessed in emergencies. The glass structure is also fitted with solar panels. The circular, four-storey building is around a mile in circumference and a third of a mile wide and was recently described by the San Fransisco Weekly as a 'massive glass doughnut'. The ......

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Cassini probes begins death dive into Saturn's atmosphere | Daily Mail Online

...... latest data on the rings had shown they had a lighter mass than forecast. That suggests they are younger than expected, at about 120 million years, and thus were created after the birth of the solar system, she said. During its final orbits between the atmosphere and the rings, Cassini also studied Saturn's atmosphere and took measurements to determine the size of the planet's rocky core. ......

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Inside Apple Park: First look at the Steve Jobs Theater | Daily Mail Online

...... environment for our teams to collaborate,' Cook explained, revealing it's 'designed to be seamless with nature, and brings the outside in.' 'We have one of the world's largest on site solar installations right here.' As the firm plans to start moving in to the campus later this year, 'the opening today of the Steve Jobs Theater is the first step,' Cook explained. As press filed in ......

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