U.S. Utility Execs Concede Need for More Innovation (or Better Messaging) FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Glen Boshart for SNL:Top officials with the Edison Electric Institute wrapped up the group’s annual convention June 15 in Chicago by discussing what they must do to prosper in a rapidly changing industry environment.Tom Fanning, EEI’s newly elected chairman who also serves as chairman, president & CEO of Southern Co.: “We are innovative, we are in the customer interest, we are constantly looking for ways to create the future,” Fanning maintained, suggesting that the problem has been more one of messaging.Christopher Crane, president and CEO of Exelon Corp. and EEI vice chairman sees storage as something utilities need to embrace by working with the labs and universities “to help advance that along.”But the officials acknowledged that the traditional utility culture may be holding them back. Patricia Vincent-Collawn, chairman, president & CEO of PNM Resources Inc. and EEI vice chairman, stressed the need for utilities to hire people from the younger generation who are more adept at using new technologies in innovative ways.“You have to walk the talk, you have to bring in people from the outside, you have to protect them from the internal immune system of the utility” that wants to quickly “kill off anything that’s different,” Vincent-Collawn said.Picking up on that theme, Fanning noted that the culture and employees at his company can be represented by a pie chart, only a tiny slice of which is composed of “the revolutionaries, the creative disruptors.”“The people in the big pie slice want to murder the people in the little pie slice,” Fanning acknowledged. Thus, he said companies need to keep from living on their past successes and instead embrace innovation and new technology.Full article ($): EI officials debate how to keep up with rapidly changing times
Confirmed Premier League fixtures and TV schedule Wednesday, June 17Aston Villa v Sheffield United 6pm (Sky)Manchester City v Arsenal 8pm (Sky)Friday, June 19Norwich v Southampton 6pm (Sky)Tottenham v Manchester United 8pm (Sky)Saturday, June 20Watford v Leicester 12.30pm (BT)Brighton v Arsenal 3pm (BT)West Ham v Wolves 5.30pm (Sky)Bournemouth v Crystal Palace 7.45pm (BBC)Sunday, June 21Newcastle v Sheffield United 2pm (Sky)Aston Villa v Chelsea 4.30pm (Sky)Everton v Liverpool 7pm (Sky)Monday, June 22Manchester City v Burnley 8pm (Sky)Tuesday, June 23Southampton v Arsenal 6pm (Sky)Tottenham v West Ham 8.15pm (Sky)Wednesday, June 24Manchester United v Sheffield United 6pm (Sky)Newcastle v Aston Villa 6pm (Sky)Norwich v Everton 6pm (BBC)Liverpool v Crystal Palace 8.15pm (Sky)Thursday, June 25Burnley v Watford 6pm (Sky)Leicester v Brighton 6pm (Sky)Chelsea v Manchester City 8.15pm (BT)Wolves v Bournemouth 8.15pm (BT)Saturday, June 27FA Cup QF: Sheffield United v Arsenal 5pm (BT)FA CUP QF: Norwich v Manchester United 8.15pm (BBC)Sunday, June 28Aston Villa v Wolves 12pm (BT)FA Cup QF: Leicester v Chelsea 2.30pm (BT)Watford v Southampton 4.30pm (Sky)FA Cup QF: Newcastle v Manchester City 6pm (BT)Monday June, 29Crystal Palace v Burnley 8pm (Amazon)Tuesday June, 30Brighton v Manchester United 6pm (Sky)Sheffield United v Tottenham 8.15pm (Sky)Wednesday, July 1Bournemouth v Newcastle 6pm (Sky)Everton v Leicester 6pm (Sky)West Ham v Chelsea 8.15pm (Sky)Thursday, July 2Arsenal v Norwich 6pm (BT)Manchester City v Liverpool 8.15pm (Sky) More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Remaining fixtures, subject to change Saturday, 4 July 2020 (3pm)Man Utd v AFC BournemouthBurnley v Sheffield UnitedLeicester City v Crystal PalaceNewcastle United v West HamNorwich City v BrightonSouthampton v Manchester CitySpurs v EvertonChelsea v WatfordLiverpool v Aston VillaWolves v ArsenalWednesday, 7 July 2020 (8pm)Crystal Palace v ChelseaAFC Bournemouth v SpursEverton v SouthamptonMan City v Newcastle UnitedWatford v Norwich CityWest Ham v BurnleyArsenal v Leicester CitySheffield United v WolvesAston Villa v Man UtdBrighton v LiverpoolSaturday, 11 July 2020 (3pm)Liverpool v BurnleyAFC Bournemouth v Leicester CityMan Utd v SouthamptonNorwich City v West HamWatford v Newcastle UnitedWolves v EvertonBrighton v Man CitySheffield United v ChelseaSpurs v ArsenalAston Villa v Crystal PalaceWednesday, 14 July 2020 (8pm)Arsenal v LiverpoolBurnley v WolvesChelsea v Norwich CityCrystal Palace v Man UtdEverton v Aston VillaLeicester City v Sheffield UnitedMan City v AFC BournemouthNewcastle United v SpursSouthampton v BrightonWest Ham v WatfordSaturday, 18 July 2020 (3pm)AFC Bournemouth v SouthamptonAston Villa v ArsenalBrighton v Newcastle UnitedLiverpool v ChelseaMan Utd v West HamNorwich City v BurnleySheffield United v EvertonSpurs v Leicester CityWatford v Man CityWolves v Crystal PalaceSunday, 25 July 2020 (3pm)Arsenal v WatfordBurnley v BrightonChelsea v WolvesCrystal Palace v SpursEverton v AFC BournemouthLeicester City v Man UtdMan City v Norwich CityNewcastle United v LiverpoolSouthampton v Sheffield UnitedWest Ham v Aston Villa Metro Sport ReporterThursday 11 Jun 2020 4:02 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link23Shares Comment Advertisement The Premier League returns next week (Picture: Getty Images)The Premier League returns next Wednesday as six weeks of almost non-stop action begins, and all of it is available to watch.Every single one of the 92 remaining games will be shown live across Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime and the BBC.Sky will be showing most of them (64), with BT taking 20 and four each will go to Amazon and BBC.If you don’t have a Sky Sports subscription it is not all doom and gloom as 25 of their allotted matches will be made free-to-air online and on freeview channel Sky Pick.ADVERTISEMENTNot all the fixtures and corresponding TV channels have been confirmed as yet, but here is what we know so far. What channels will the Premier League be on? TV schedule and fixtures Advertisement MORE: Jurgen Klopp admits he was ‘really worried’ about null & void Premier League scenarioAdvertisementAdvertisementMORE: Arsene Wenger airs Premier League concerns over Project RestartFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.
Uganda have been disqualified from qualifying for the 2017 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations for fielding an ineligible player.The offence occurred in the first-round, second-leg match against Rwanda, which Uganda won 2-1 to secure a 3-2 aggregate victory.However, Uganda’s Aheebwa James had different dates of birth on his passport and his inter-clubs licence.Rwanda have been reinstated and will take on Egypt in the second round.The Rwandan Football Federation had challenged the eligibility of Tumwesigye Frank, Aheebwa James, Lwalirwa Halid and Kizza Martin.Only James was found to have different birth dates: 19/5/1998 on the passport, and 27/3/1997 on his Confederation of African Football Inter-clubs licence. Although both dates place James within the age limit for the competition, the rules state that both dates must match. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports