University announces pre-matriculation testing procedures for spring 2021 semester

first_imgThe Notre Dame COVID-19 Response Unit (CRU) outlined their policies for pre-matriculation testing for the upcoming spring 2021 semester in an email to students Monday.Undergraduate and professional students will be required to schedule an appointment to be tested at the University Testing Center as soon as they arrive on campus, the email said. Students may begin scheduling their appointment on Dec. 16 and are advised to do so by Dec. 18.The testing schedule will be staggered based on health and safety protocols.“Based on guidance from public health officials, appointments for on-campus students have been staggered to ensure that, to the extent possible, roommates do not move in on the same day and that no more than 20 percent of a given hall arrives on the same day,” the email said.Doctoral and masters students are not required to complete pre-matriculation testing because of their weekly participation in surveillance testing during their stay on campus during winter break. However, testing is encouraged and will be available to them.All students participating in pre-matriculation testing must self-isolate in their residence hall rooms or off-campus housing until their saliva test results come back. Students are required to use carryout for food or groceries and eat by themselves while they wait for their result.The University will inform students if these plans need to be adjusted due to changing conditions of the pandemic.“With the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, should the University need to adapt these plans in the coming weeks, we will communicate this information promptly,” the email said. “We continue to monitor conditions locally and nationally, and will make any needed adjustments to ensure the health and safety of everyone in our community.”Tags: COVID-19, covid-19 response unit, pre-matriculation testing, spring semester 2021, University of Notre Damelast_img read more

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Spain’s Iberdrola moves forward with 500MW solar farm, plans for much more

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Iberdrola SA signed a financing agreement with a pair of lenders for a 500-MW Spanish solar photovoltaic plant that is part of a growing fleet of subsidy-free renewables projects being lined up to sell their power to corporate buyers.The European Investment Bank will provide €145 million to fund the facility being built in Spain’s Extremadura region, while Instituto de Crédito Oficial, the Spanish state-owned bank, is pitching in with €140 million, according to a July 16 statement.The project, known as Núñez de Balboa, is expected to be commissioned in 2020 and carries a total investment of more than €290 million, the parties said. Once online, the project will boast a total installed capacity of 500 MW and a maximum grid connection capacity of 391 MW, according to Iberdrola’s website, making it one of the largest solar parks under development in Europe.It is one of a growing number of large-scale solar facilities in development across Iberia, many of which are now being realized without government subsidies and are instead lining up large energy users as power off-takers.Iberdrola had said it signed long-term power purchase agreements to sell part of Núñez de Balboa’s electricity output to three Spanish corporates: telecommunications operator Euskaltel SA, distribution company Uvesco SA and banking group Kutxabank SA. A spokesperson said the company is “open to other [off-take] agreements” for the project.In Extremadura alone, Iberdrola is aiming to install 2 GW of new solar and wind capacity in Spain by 2022. As it stands, the company has 1,268 MW of solar in various stages of development, including the €300 million Francisco Pizarro project, which will stand at 590 MW.More ($): Iberdrola raises finance for giant corporate-backed Spanish solar park Spain’s Iberdrola moves forward with 500MW solar farm, plans for much morelast_img read more

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Pearson: Foxes can flourish

first_img Press Association Last season’s Sky Bet Championship winners have already been installed among those clubs tipped to find the going tough in the top flight when the new campaign gets under way next month. However, while Pearson knows life will be significantly more difficult among the English game’s elite, he has no fears that his players will cope. Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is convinced his promoted team can more than hold its own in the Barclays Premier League. center_img He told the Leicester Mercury: “I believe we have a squad which is capable of making the transition. “We are not going to dominate like we did last season – that goes without saying – but there is an air of confidence among the players that they believe they have the ability to perform. I fully agree.” Pearson added: “I have been asked if staying up is just enough, and that has to be the bottom line. “I think, more importantly, the players have a belief and the staff have a belief in the players that they are capable. “A top-10 finish would be huge, but we have to make sure our first goal is to establish ourselves in the Premier League.” last_img read more

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