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Easy Being Green

Easy Being Green is one of the largest energy efficiency operators in Australia. It was established in 2004 and have been responsible for organising mass consumer action on energy efficiency; as of 2013 the company had aided over 750,000 businesses with energy efficiency. The company has managed to prevent more than 5 million tonnes of carbon pollution from entering the atmosphere through their various energy efficiency projects. Easy Being Green was founded in 2004 by Nic Frances to focus on residential energy efficiency in Australia, his work in the UK to provide assistance and employment opportunities to vulnerable people was acknowledged when he was awarded the MBE. In 1998, he emigrated from the UK to Australia. There, he led the Brotherhood of St Laurence until 2004, his work earned him an Australian Centenary Medal. From 2005 to 2007 Paul Gilding took over the running of Easy Being Green. Prior to this, Gilding served with Greenpeace between 1989 and 1994 as an Executive Director for Greenpeace International and Greenpeace Australia.

Gilding helped build Easy Being Green to a successful business employing over 200 people. The company used carbon trading to drive mass consumer action on energy efficiency. In doing so it achieved 4,300,000 tonnes of CO2 reductions and established domestic energy efficiency as a mainstream consumer and policy priority opportunity in Australia. In 2008 Easy Being Green was acquired by Australia's only renewable energy retailer; the business continued as Jackgreen's energy efficiency arm, offering free residential energy efficiency services and upgrades. Easy Being Green in 2009 launched a major campaign on Solar hot water in which it offered a free system with an interest free green loan on the installation. In 2010, the founder of Jackgreen Ltd, Andrew Randall, purchased the Easy Being Green assets and has been running it since; the company today continues as a leading Australian energy efficiency organization, with large residential energy efficiency programs, energy efficiency audits, green loans, a strong commercial efficient lighting operation and solar sales and installation.

Easy Being Green have operated under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Scheme since its commencement in 2009 and are still offering these upgrades. The scheme is regulated under the Essential Services Commission. All retrofit upgrade installers are required to hold qualifications in Retrofitting Homes for Energy and Water Efficiency and Work Safely at Heights, or hold an A-Grade Electrical License. Products that Easy Being Green have been able to supply for free to homes across the Australian state of Victoria are: Standby-Power Controllers Water-Saving Shower Roses External Door Draught Excluders Chimney Seals CFL & LED Globes LED Downlights LED Reflector GlobesUnder the VEET Scheme, as a major partner with Philips Lighting, Easy Being Green have been able to supply thousands of businesses in Victoria with energy efficient lighting upgrades either free of cost or at a subsidised price depending on a number of eligibility criteria set by the Essential Services Commission. Although the Essential Services Commission review these criteria Easy Being Green always aims to supply a lighting upgrade wherein the receiving business will have under a 1-year payback period on any investments made in to lighting upgrades.

Products that Easy Being Green are able to supply to businesses across the Australian state of Victoria are, but not limited to: LED Tubes LED High Bays LED Shopfitters Easy Being Green have supplied Solar hot water and Solar PV since 2009 to thousands of homes and businesses Australia-wide, saving millions of dollars spent on non-renewable electricity and greenhouse gas emissions. As associate members of the Clean Energy Council, a not-for-profit company working with state and federal governments to further regulate the renewable energy industry, Easy Being Green only deal with supply and install of CEC-Approved products and CEC-Approved Installers. Lists of these approved products are publicly available from the Clean Energy Council's Solar Accreditation website. By choosing to only deal with CEC-Approved products and installers end-users can not only be sure that the products installed will be up to Australian Standards but gain access to the Government Rebates, known as Small-Scale Technology Certificates.

Easy Being Green have supplied batteries to a large number of homes Australia-wide and have become a Tesla, Inc. Certified Installer of their new Powerwall 2 battery

Richard Blaze

Richard Blaze is an English former rugby union player, who played Lock for Leicester Tigers. Richard Blaze a Basket Ball player for the Midlands, was a late comer to the game of rugby. Spotted by Mosley and North midlands development coaches, he progressed though county and divisional level Rugby under 18s, he was a product of the Worcester Warriors academy alongside Callum Black. Blaze made his premiership debut in April 2005 for Worcester Warrior against Newcastle and due to his "enforcer" style presence was the first player from Worcester academy to gain a professional contract at Worcester. In 2007, he signed for Leicester Tigers. In the years that followed. In the 2009 Premiership final Leicester beat London Irish 10–9, Tigers retained their title the following year as they defeated Saracens 33–27. After an historic placing kicking competition decided the 2009 Heineken cup semi-final, Leicester lost the 2009 Heineken Cup Final to Irish province Leinster. Blaze represented England thirty one times at age group level.

Gaining four Under 18s Caps in 2003 and seven under 19s caps 2004. He gained further twenty under 21s Caps across 2005-6: Playing all 21 games over two seasons; this included successful U21 Grand Slam campaign. Blaze represented England Saxons at 2008 Churchill Cup. Blaze, known for his exceptional work at the line out was called up to Martin Johnson's England squad for the 2009 Autumn Internationals. Blaze missed much of 2009–10 season due to a foot injury. In a disappointing turn of events after having been picked for England's Elite Squad as a replacement for Simon Shaw. Blaze retired on 21 October 2010 after suffering a foot injury. Blaze started his coaching career at Leicester Tigers in 2010, as an assistant forwards coach to the first team and Head Coach to seconds Team. Alongside Richard Cockerill, Matt O'Connor and Paul Burke; as a coaching team they went on to win two English Championships, in 2010 season and again in 2013. Tigers reached Premiership finals in 2011 and 2012,narrowly missing out to Saracens and Harlequins respectively.

In 2011-12 as Head Coach of the seconds team Blaze coached the Tigers to LV Cup Title 2012 LV Cup, which they repeated in 2017 2016/17. In 2015 Richard was appointed as First Team Forwards coach, under Head coaches Richard Cockerill and Aaron Mauger. In 2017 Richard Blaze stood down from his position has 1st Team forwards coach to explore new challenges and was made academy coach for Leicester Tigers and England Under 20s Forward Coach; as an academy coach Blaze was a part of the coaching team at leicester Tigers that coached the academy to their first championship and are the National Academy Champions. As England Under 20s Forwards Coach Blaze, coached the side though a Under-20 Six Nations and Under-20 Rugby World Cup. Making into the Final of the World Cup, narrowly missing out to France in the final, in France. Richard Blaze is the Forwards and Defence Coach for the England Women's First Team. After completing an successful autumn international period, they had gone on to become grand slam champions of 2019.

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Bogdan Józef Wojtuś

Bogdan Józef Wojtuś is a Polish Roman Catholic clergyman, auxiliary bishop of Gniezno in 1988-2012, from 2012 a senior bishop of the archdiocese of Gniezno. He was born on July 1937 in Łąsko Wielki, he graduated from high school in Sępólno Krajeński. As priest, he was ordained on May 20, 1961 in Gniezno by Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, the Primate of Poland. From 1964, he was a specialist in the field of moral theology at the Catholic University of Lublin. There, in 1968, he obtained a master's degree, in 1972 a doctorate on the basis of a dissertation entitled Deontologia employees of social media according to Inter mirifica. Pope John Paul II appointed him Titular Bishop of Vassinassa on November 17, 1993, Auxiliary Bishop of Gniezno, his episcopal consecration was granted by the Archbishop of Warsaw and Gniezno, Cardinal Józef Glemp and Co-consecrators were the auxiliary bishops in Gniezno, Jan Czerniak and Jan Wiktor Nowak. As a motto he chose Evangelizare pauperibus. On September 15, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI accepted his resignation request made for reasons of age

Ahmad (rapper)

Ahmad Ali Lewis known as Ahmad, is an American hip hop recording artist, motivational speaker and author from Los Angeles, California. He is best known for the 1994 single "Back in the Day," a nostalgic song that became a fixture for nostalgia in hip-hop culture. Ahmad is a former member and founder of the hip-hop fusion band 4th Avenue Jones. Ahmad made his recording debut in 1993 on the soundtrack of The Meteor Man with the song "Who Can." Released when Ahmad was 18, "Back in the Day" the remix version hit No. 26 on the US pop charts and No. 19 on the U. S. R&B charts on the strength of its hook, sung over a sample of the Teddy Pendergrass song "Love TKO." It reached No. 64 in the UK Singles Chart. It was the first single off Ahmad; the remix of "Back in the Day" is featured on the soundtrack of The Wood, a 1999 motion picture. Ahmad secured his first recording contract as a senior in high school and earned a gold record for his chart-topping hit, he formed the hip-hop fusion band 4th Avenue Jones.

He went back to school and enrolled in Long Beach City College in 2006. Lewis was married to his former 4th Avenue Jones bandmate, Tena Jones, from 1998-2007, their son, Yeshuwa Ali, was born in 2004. Solo1994: Ahmad 2010: The Death of Me With 4th Avenue Jones 2000: No Plan B 2002: No Plan B pt. 2 2002: Gumbo 2003: Hiprocksoul 2004: Respect 2005: Stereo: The Evolution of Hiprocksoul 1994: "Back in the Day" With 4th Avenue Jones: 2000: "Respect" 2002: "Move On" 2005: "Stereo"Videos: 1994: "Back In The Day" 1994: "You Gotta Be" 1996: "Come Widdit'" 2001: "Respect" 2002: "Move On" 2005: "Stereo" 1993: "Who Can?" 1994: "That's How It Is" 1994: "Come Widdit" feat. Ras Kass, Saafir 1995: "Only If You Want It" 1999: "Back in the Day" 1999: "The Guest List" 2000: "Fresh Coast" 2004: "Give It Here" feat. Pep Love (from All Balls Don't Bounce revisited 2006: "Hard Hit" (from The Movement 2006: "Fight Here" feat. Afrobots, DJ Vajra 2006: "More" Stanford Magazine –'This Is the Rebirth' – January/February 2009 https://web.archive.org/web/20090307084039/http://allhiphop.com/stories/news/archive/2009/03/05/20930202.aspx Jack Kent Cooke Foundation – Ahmad Ali Lewis isn't a Typical Stanford Undergrad – Nor is he a Typical Rapper

2018 Men's Volleyball Kor Royal Cup

The 2018 Men's Volleyball Kor Royal Cup was the latest edition of the Men's Volleyball Kor Royal Cup, the tournament patronized by Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, The Princess Royal of Thailand for men's senior volleyball clubs known as 2018 Sealect Tuna Men's Senior Volleyball Kor Royal Cup Thailand Championship due to the sponsorship deal with Sealect Tuna. A total of 6 teams will compete in the tournament. All times are Indochina Time. Number of matches won Match points Sets ratio Points ratio If the tie continues as per the point ratio between two teams, the priority will be given to the team which won the last match between them; when the tie in points ratio is between three or more teams, a new classification of these teams in the terms of points 1, 2 and 3 will be made taking into consideration only the matches in which they were opposed to each other. Match won 3–0 or 3–1: 3 match points for the winner, 0 match points for the loser Match won 3–2: 2 match points for the winner, 1 match point for the loser