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  • Baby Boomers redefining ‘golden years’

    first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Casey DowdThe concept of retirement in the U.S. has been around since the early 1900s and originally meant spending a few good years resting after a lifetime of labor.  For the baby boomer generation, the “golden years” are barely resembling that early definition, especially since today people are living longer.A recent Franklin Templeton survey found that the concept of retirement is loaded with contradictions in both attitude and preparedness. “Americans have long struggled with preparing for the realities of retirement,” said Michael Doshier, vice president of Retirement Marketing for Franklin Templeton Investments. “The survey uncovered several contradictions related to the degree of understanding and often divergent approaches to retirement.  Doshier offered these additional findings from the survey:Boomer:  What are some of the top retirement concerns found in the study and why?Doshier:  Concerns vary depending on your stage of retirement thinking. Running out of money, and health and medical issues are the top concerns for many pre-retirees. Running out of money is the top concern for pre-retirement, and during retirement, concern for health and medical issues increases steadily, while worry over the risk of living too long/outliving one’s assets tends to fall off. continue reading »last_img read more

  • Stena to use large ‘powerbanks’ in charging stations at ports

    first_imgImage courtesy: Stena Batteryloop is a subsidiary of the Stena Recycling Group.  The collaboration includes several Stena companies – Batteryloop, Stena Recycling, Stena Rederi and Stena Line – the ports of Gothenburg and Kiel and the accreditation company DNV GL. “One thing is sure, batteries are here to stay. In order to conserve natural resources and make battery recycling sustainable, we need to do everything we can to use batteries for as long as possible. Our conclusion is that many batteries can have a second life as energy storage. If we can find solutions that will scale-up and work in ports, we’ll have a win-win situation in many ways”, says Rasmus Bergström. “This is an important milestone in the electrification of shipping. Our future project, Stena Elektra – a fully electric ferry – is already on the drawing board. In order to succeed, we need to solve the issue of how to quickly charge a ferry. Energy storage at ports using recycled batteries, is a very interesting and sustainable alternative for the future”, says Per Wimby, project manager for electrification at Stena Teknik. Stena Line revealed in its sustainability report for 2019 that it has cut its total CO2 emissions by 1.7 %, corresponding to 24,000 tonnes of CO2 in total. Posted: 3 months ago The company has gained significant know-how in electrification, including in the recycling of used batteries from the automotive industry. A global collaboration agreement was recently signed with Volvo Buses, for the reuse of batteries from its electric vehicles. The project forms part of the company’s strategy to reach zero emissions by 2050. Swedish Stena Group is developing a solution to use recycled batteries in charging stations at ports. Going net zero In 2018, Stena Line began invested in the battery-powered ferry Stena Jutlandica, which uses battery power to drive the bow thrusters that steer the vessel into port. Quayside energy storage can also be used as an alternative power source for vessels in port, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The project is targeting the development of a new type of energy storage, similar to very large powerbanks, which will be essential for the quick charging of electric ferries in the future. Stena Line is a strong supporter of battery power as an energy source for ships.center_img Stena Elektra is a lightweight battery-powered vessel with the capacity to run approximately 50 nautical miles on batteries only, i.e. between Gothenburg or Fredrikshaven. “New solutions are being designed to meet the charging requirements of the transport sector of the future, especially for shipping where vessels are starting to switch to electric power. Rapidly charging a large ferry, for example, requires a huge amount of energy in a short time and it’s not certain that the electricity grid will be able to deliver it. Local energy stores at ports could offer a great solution to this problem”, says Rasmus Bergström, Managing Director of Batteryloop. The report further indicates that ferry owners and operator managed to reduce its CO2 emissions per transported ton freight and passenger vehicles onboard its vessels by 3.6%. The ferry operator also wants to launch a fully battery-powered vessel before 2030. Stena Elektra; Image courtesy: Stena Line Stena Line: We are 10 years ahead of the industry’s emission reduction targets According to Erik Lewenhaupt, Head of Sustainability at Stena Line, the company is working in parallel with reducing fuel consumption, and emissions to sea and air and at the same time exploring and evaluating the fuels for the future. “We are currently involved in several projects with alternative fuels and propulsion, including the world’s first methanol powered vessel and a battery project with the aim of launching a fully battery-powered vessel before 2030,”  he said back in June. Categories: Business & Finance The project will be carried out over two years and be part-financed by INEA, the EU’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency. The core of the endeavor is to map and evaluate opportunities to reuse lithium-ion batteries from the transport and automotive industry for energy storage in ports – to charge electric ferries, for example. Posted: 3 months agolast_img read more

  • FIFA chief warns against re-starting football too early

    first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, has warned against re-starting football competitions too early amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Infantino told FIFA’s 211 member associations on Friday that such behaviour would be irresponsible. It would be recalled that soccer matches around the world has come to a standstill with domestic leagues on hold and major tournaments such as Euro 2020 and the Copa America postponed for one year as a result of Coronavirus pandemic. “Our first priority, our principle, the one we will use for our competitions and encourage everyone to follow is that health comes first. I cannot stress this enough. No match, no competition, no league is worth risking a single human life. Everyone in the world should have this very clear in their mind,” Infantino said in a statement. Meanwhile, discussions are being held around the world over when and how to re-start the season while some countries have disagreements over whether players should face pay cuts. “It would be more than irresponsible to force competitions to resume if things are not 100 per cent safe. If we have to wait a little longer we must do so. It’s better to wait a little bit longer than to take any risks,” FIFA president said. Infantino reiterated that FIFA was assessing the financial impact of the stoppage so it could prepare the right response. He said: “You have to know that we will be there and we will find solutions together. “You will never be alone… (and) the world will know where the money goes and, equally important, why the money goes there. “If football manages to have a discussion where everyone contributes positively, and keeps in mind the global interest over the individual one, I am convinced our future can be better than our past, and we will be better prepared for the times ahead.”Tags: Copa AmericaCoronavirusCOVID-19FIFAgianni infantinolast_img read more

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