On Earnings Calls, U.S. Utility Execs Talk Now of Transition FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享SNL:When power generators talked about coal on second-quarter earnings calls, many were talking about moving away from the fuel, an S&P Global Market Intelligence review of recent earnings reports found.While the coal sector has enjoyed a lift from improvements in international demand for metallurgical coal, U.S. producers have historically played a somewhat limited role as a swing supplier to global markets. Without new coal power units, mining companies could be left competing over a reduced pool of customers as plants retire due to age or other factors.On earnings calls, power executives can often be found touting a transition to other forms of energy as a positive economic and environmental shift. More: ($) Power executives talk coal transition; several seem excited to continue
Given the epidemiological situation in Croatia, our country is no longer on the red list, ie the list of high-risk countries in Switzerland. In other words, all Swiss citizens returning to their own country from Croatia, as well as all Croatian citizens traveling to Switzerland, do not have to go into self-isolation (quarantine) for 10 days. Namely, Switzerland introduced a new way of determining the list countries or areas with an increased risk of infection for which a travel alert is introduced. According to the new method of decision-making, the red list includes countries or areas in which there are 14 or more newly infected per 100.000 inhabitants in the last 60 days, compared to Switzerland. Photo: Pixabay.com Under this new rule, as of October 29, the list of countries and areas at increased risk of infection includes: France (Hauts-de-France region, Île de France region, Polynésie française), Andorra, Armenia, Belgium and the Czech Republic. Switzerland has lifted the travel warning for Croatia, according to the official website Swiss Ministry of Health.
Updating the market, European sports betting operator Unibet (Kindred Group Plc), has moved to revamp its flagship ‘By players, For Players!’ tagline launching a new ‘fully integrated’, multi-vertical advertising campaign.The new ‘By players, For Players!’ campaign, was launched throughout multiple Unibet markets this October, with the advert making its UK debut during the England vs Slovenia World Cup on ITV (5 October).Developed by marketing agency DDB Stockholm, the fully integrated campaign, which will be promoted throughout TV, Print, Social Media and digital verticals, aims to push the Unibet brand and messaging in a ‘new direction’.Martin Dyhouse – Kindred GroupSpeaking to SBC, Martin Dyhouse Head of Brand Strategy for Kindred Group, detailed campaign initiatives;“At Unibet, we proudly say that we are ‘By players, for players’ and this advert is part of an ongoing global campaign to explain what we mean when we say it.”“The big idea comes from us wanting to challenge the stereotype of how bettors are seen. We know that bettors don’t just rely on luck, they do their homework. They debate with their friends they do their research before making an informed bet. And by placing a smarter bet it enhances their passion and enjoyment for the game.”The new ‘By players, For Players!’, is delivered as Unibet expands its marketing presence within multiple European territories. Ramping up its marketing activity, this August Unibet announced London marketing agency Initiative UK as its lead media planning and buying account, tasked with maximising the bookmaker’s brand coverage and awareness.“As part of the global campaign we have created localised versions of the advert for each market to ensure that is as relevant as possible in each country. Ultimately we want Players to be proud of being a Player, getting the recognition they deserve for a bet well made.” Dyhouse further statedUnibet ‘By Players For Players’ Revamp Share Share Submit StumbleUpon
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has vowed that he will not quit the club after the defending champions’ FA Cup exit.Saturday’s penalty shoot-out defeat by Everton leaves the Champions League as the Blues’ only realistic hope of silverware this season.Asked if he would consider resigning ahead of facing FC Copenhagen on Tuesday, Ancelotti said: “No, not me.“I don’t have to consider my position. It is the owner [Roman Abramovich] that has to do that, not myself.”Chelsea’s last-16 European tie offers the Blues a chance to turn around another poor run of form which has seen them slip to fifth in the Premier League, 12 points behind leaders Manchester United.Following a 1-0 defeat to Wolves on 5 January the Blues won four out of five games, but they have failed to score a goal in normal time in the past three matches, despite the acquisition of £50m striker Fernando Torres. Ancelotti claimed John Obi Mikel and Michael Essien are not 100% fit and admitted only John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic are currently playing at the top of their game.The team’s stuttering displays mean that qualification for the Champions League next season is under threat.A similar situation two seasons ago led to the sacking of previous boss Luiz Felipe Scolari, but at that stage in February 2008 Chelsea were fourth in the league and still in the FA Cup and Europe.But Ancelotti, who won a league and FA Cup double in his first season in charge last season, said that resuming their European travails could give them the jolt they needed.“The Champions League is not easy, but it will bring a lot of motivation for every one of us,” he said. “We have to have the right pressure. We have to play against Copenhagen. We have 180 minutes to win this game.” “Chelsea won’t go out against Copenhagen,” he added. “I think we have the possibility to win against Copenhagen.”The defeat by Everton on Saturday came after Frank Lampard had scored in extra-time, only for Leighton Baines to equalise with a free-kick.Both Nicolas Anelka and Ashley Cole missed crucial penalties in the shootout with Everton captain Phil Neville scoring the decisive kick.On Sunday former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri resigned as Roma’s coach. The Italian was in charge of the Blues between 2000 and 2004 and said recently he would consider a return to the Premier League.Source: BBC