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CryptoSolarTech to Initiate ICO Refunds Worth $68 Million

“The mining firm was aimed to set up cryptocurrency mining facilities in Southern Spain” writes Arnab Shome for financemagnates.com. Last October, the company partnered with Chinese energy company Risen Energy to develop 300 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic power capacity.Despite struggling to get a building permit, the solar-based mining company was active to expand its business.The Spain-based company also joined hands with Bitcoin mining manufacturer Bitfury last month to jointly start mining facilities in Paraguay.The Spanish crypto mining startup has decided to return $68 million raised during its initial coin offering…

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How to close apps on the Apple Watch, and other troubleshooting tips

“Here, we walk through how to close apps on the Apple Watch and a few general troubleshooting tips for when apps on the watch aren’t working” writes Abigail Abesamis for businessinsider.com. Below, we detail a few of those tips for how to troubleshoot problematic apps specific to the Apple Watch: Closing apps won’t extend your Apple device’s battery life, according to Wired.Press the side button on the Apple Watch to show your apps. Source: businessinsider.com

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The US went to Warsaw to flex its muscles on Iran — instead it showed how the world is getting fed up

“The Trump administration is pointing to such dealings in claiming a success at Warsaw” writes Paul R for businessinsider.com. That the conference’s final statement makes no mention of Iran has to be a major disappointment for the administration.In its obsessive campaign of stoking maximum hostility toward Iran, the Trump administration is isolated except for partnering with Iran’s regional rivals, which means Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.Associated Press Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can be considered a winner at Warsaw for using the conference to show that he…

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Scottish Power profits from keeping more customers

“Scottish Power has reignited profits in its energy supply business by stemming the stream of customer losses to upstart competitors” writes Ashley Armstrong for telegraph.co.uk. The “big six” supplier held its customer numbers steady at about 5 million household accounts last year after steadily losing accounts to the growing number of new entrants to the industry.The Glasgow-based company, owned by Spain’s Iberdrola, had hoped to make a profit margin of 4pc on supplying gas and power to its customers after enduring negative margins in 2017. Its annual results revealed a…

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Major Japanese Trading Firm Marubeni Partners with US Blockchain Company LO3 Energy

“Japanese general trading company Marubeni Corporation has partnered with a New York-based blockchain startup to use the technology for its energy business, Marubeni confirmed in a press release on Feb. 20” writes William Suberg for cointelegraph.com. In testing blockchain-based solutions for the transactional side of energy deployment, Marubeni joins an increasing pool of major players.At the end of last month, Fujitsu announced it had completed its own trial of a blockchain energy sharing project in conjunction with Japanese utilities supplier Eneres.The Japanese firm is the country’s fifth largest sōgō shōsha…

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The House Oversight and Reform Committee issued an interim report on Tuesday that details a chaotic, rushed effort by White House officials to help Saudi Arabia build its first-ever nuclear power plant in the country.

“The Trump administration’s nuclear negotiations with Saudi Arabia began in earnest last year during a visit by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Washington” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Harvey reportedly ignored these warnings and insisted that the decision to transfer nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia had already been made,” the report read. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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House investigates ‘White House plan’ to share nuclear technology with Saudis

“Top White House officials pushed a plan to share nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia, despite objections from career national security staff, according to a new congressional report” writes Erin Durkin for theguardian.com. The report notes a complex financial connection between Kushner and the plan to build nuclear power plants in Saudi Arabia.Cummings, a Maryland Democrat, said he had attempted to begin an investigation of the Saudi nuclear talks before this year, but was blocked when Republicans controlled the committee. Source: theguardian.com

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Hamilton, in the Federalist, shoots down Trump’s ‘emergency’

“For all those who claim the National Emergencies Act and its closely related offspring somehow give the president the power to redirect military funds arbitrarily, Hamilton shoots them down” reports washingtonexaminer.com. First, Hamilton emphasizes the importance of direct and deliberative congressional oversight of military funds.President Trump’s assertion of supposed emergency powers to appropriate military money for a border wall runs directly afoul of the spirit and intended design of the Constitution. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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