Global coal power plant pipeline dropped 16% in 2019 new report shows FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Global coal power plant development declined for the fourth year running in 2019, while a total of 13 gigawatts (GW) of capacity construction has been delayed so far this year due to the coronavirus, research by environmental organizations shows.The annual survey of the global coal plant pipeline by Global Energy Monitor, Greenpeace International, the Sierra Club and the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air showed a 16% drop last year in capacity under construction and development.This year, 15 plants with a total capacity of 13 GW have so far been delayed by workforce or supply chain issues related to the coronavirus outbreak.However, China’s approval of permits for coal plants has increased in an effort to stimulate its economy. From March 1 to 18 this year, China approved more coal-fired capacity for construction (6.6 GW) than during all of 2019 (6.3 GW).Outside of China, the global coal fleet overall shrank for the second year in a row as retirements exceeded commissioning. Globally, the amount of power generated from coal in 2019 declined by 3% compared with 2018, with coal plants now operating at an average 51% of their available operating hours, which is a record low.New coal plant developers face increasingly difficult conditions as restrictions on investment have come from banks and insurers, as well as government commitments to phase out coal.[Nina Chestney]More: Global coal plant development fell for fourth year running in 2019: research
CNN president Jeff Zucker talked to students at Wallis Annenberg Hall and denied rumors that he would be resigning as president of CNN. He also discussed the inner functionings of the news business. (Ashley Lyu | Daily Trojan) Teddy Williams, a sophomore majoring in communication, disagreed with Zucker and said she considers Vice to be a credible news outlet and should not be disregarded due to its non-traditional approaches to news. Morgan Stephens, a senior double-majoring in journalism and political science, asked how CNN attempts to approach objectivity in journalism, especially with public criticism of CNN’s inclination to show liberal and conservative views of an issue. “I really like Vice,” Williams said. “I think it especially creates entertaining ways to convey news to people who don’t take news in the traditional sense like reading newspapers or going online.” “I do think it is important, and I have gotten criticism for having people on our payroll and voices who are Republican voices, pro-Trump voices, and I defend them, and I think it is really important for two reasons. First of all, I don’t want to be MSNBC. MSNBC doesn’t really have any of those voices. I think that’s a mistake,” Zucker said. “Two, I think that if we don’t understand what Trump voters and supporters are saying and thinking … then we wake up the day after an election and are surprised that Donald Trump has been elected.” “What Donald Trump is doing in terms of denigrating media and journalism is incredibly destructive not just here at home, to destroying this institution that the United States is frankly built on, but it’s also giving license to authoritarian leaders around the world to mistreat, ignore, arrest and put in danger journalists around the world,” Zucker said. Once the floor was open to audience questions, Dan Toomey, a senior majoring in journalism who interned at CNN over the summer, asked Zucker for advice for students interested in pursuing a career in broadcast media even with it’s dwindling prevalence. Bay asked about a 2016 interview with Variety when Zucker said he did not consider BuzzFeed and Vice “legitimate news organizations.” The conversation also touched on the growing threats against journalists, not only in conflict-ridden areas abroad, but in the United States as well — specifically with the Trump administration. Nearly 60 people attended a conversation with CNN president Jeff Zucker at Wallis Annenberg Hall Tuesday. Zucker discussed the inner workings of the news business, his experience leading CNN and his time as the former president and CEO of NBC Universal. “In terms of broadcast news, and sports, live programming, I think that is going to sustain for the next five, 10 years,” Zucker said. “So if you have dreams of broadcast television news, pursue it and just do a great job. The key thing to being a good journalist is knowing how to how to report a story and telling the story.” Aside from social media platforms, CNN is considered the number one source of digital news and information, according to a CNN Digital press release. To compete with social media’s information-sharing capabilities, Zucker has implemented a new system at CNN to focus on the technological and digital aspects of news media right from the hiring stage. The event was hosted by the Center on Communication Leadership and Policy. “We were only about hiring people who were editors and writers and producers. We didn’t hire people who understood technology, who knew how to write code,” Zucker said. “What we’ve been doing over the last two, three years and going forward will be [is hiring] people who understand technology.” Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Dean Willow Bay started the conversation by addressing rumors that Zucker would be resigning as president of CNN, especially in light of a tweet made by President Donald Trump earlier in the month on the subject. “I’m not resigning. That was actually fake news. So there’s no truth to that,” Zucker said. “There were all kinds of rumors … a couple of years ago that I was going to be fired from CNN. And I didn’t pay attention to those rumors at that time. So I don’t believe these rumors at this time, and I don’t pay attention to them now.” “I think that part of the back-and-forth that I’ve had with places like Vice and BuzzFeed is that … they’re always hitting up at us and they’re always trying to take shots at CNN, because they want to be mentioned in the same breath with us and they want to play in the big leagues,” Zucker said. “Has Vice and BuzzFeed done some good journalism? Yes. But on the whole, are they big, strong journalistic outlets? I don’t think they are. I think that they want to be, but they don’t have enough of the journalism and they don’t have enough of a business model to back it up.” ”It’s our obligation at CNN to call that out and hold them accountable and correct them, but I think not hearing from them is a disservice,” he added.
However, the Biden campaign rejected previous efforts by Giuliani and the Trump campaign in June to schedule more debates and hold them sooner.Meanwhile, both campaigns have asked the commission to finalize contingency plans and logistics in case other obstacles develop.In addition, Democrats agree that a schedule change is a valid suggestion.“The presidential debates should be moved up in the schedule to reflect large numbers voting by mail and must include questions from real people – whether they are in the audience or not,” said Democratic strategist Bradley Honan.Biden announced Wednesday that he will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic nomination in person later this month.Despite consistently being among the most-watched television events of an election year, presidential debates rarely have a significant impact on the actual race. The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in events being cancelled and conventions being scaled back.“Certainly former Vice President Biden would agree with the need to avoid having millions of Americans disenfranchised by not being able to see and hear the two major party candidates debate before they have ballots in-hand,” Giuliani wrote.However, the commission chairs responded that voters who receive ballots before Sept. 29 will be under no obligation to return them until after all of the debates are held.They added that an additional debate would be considered if both Trump and Biden agree to it.On Thursday, President Trump tweeted:How can voters be sending in Ballots starting, in some cases, one month before the First Presidential Debate. Move the First Debate up. A debate, to me, is a Public Service. Joe Biden and I owe it to the American People!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 6, 2020 The Commission on Presidential Debates said Thursday that it sees no need to change the schedule of this year’s debates, after President Trump’s campaign called for a debate to be held in early September.The campaign cited an expected surge in early voting due to the pandemic as the reason for the request.“While more people will likely vote by mail in 2020, the debate schedule has been and will be highly publicized,” commission co-chairs Frank Fahrenkopf, Dorothy Ridings, and Kenneth Wollack wrote in a letter to Trump campaign attorney Rudy Giuliani. “Any voter who wishes to watch one or more debates before voting will be well aware of that opportunity.”The Commission on Presidential Debates previously announced three presidential debates on Sept. 29, Oct. 15, and Oct. 22, as well as one vice presidential debate on Oct. 7.Giuliani noted to the commission that 16 states will have already started voting by Sept. 29, calling the existing schedule “an outdated dinosaur and not reflective of voting realities in 2020.”NEWS Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Giuliani’s request for a fourth debate in early Sept, saying voters who get their ballots before the first scheduled debate are not compelled to submit them before the debate. They also push back on his request to choose moderators. pic.twitter.com/Uow32SZeKx— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) August 6, 2020
Dam City has undergone a roster change this year; two of the team’s core veteran skaters will be imparting their knowledge from the sidelines this season.The team has been practising hard since the beginning of January, refining their team work and incorporating new skills, drills, and strategies into their arsenal. Tickets for the March 14bout are available in advance at Central City Shoes for $10 or at the door for $15. Kids 12 and under $2.Bouts are also scheduled for April 18thand May 23rdin the Trail Cominco Gymnasium.The semi-final bouts will take place at the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus on June 7, followed by the WKRD finals on June 27 at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.To get the full seasons schedule and ticketing information please visit www.kootenayrollerderby.com Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers are out to defend its 2014 West Kootenay Roller Derby crown when the 2015 season kicks off Saturday at the Selkirk College Gymnasium in Castlegar.Dam City, which finished last season without a defeat, opens defence against 2015 finalist Nelson Killjoys at 5 p.m.The feature match has Salmo/Slocan Valley Brutality will be taking on the Rossland Trail Roller Girls at 7 p.m.
Lotto 31/5/16 AM DL DN MN, 1 person matched 3, Frankie Lynch Convoy. Jackpot next €4300.Underage training as Norm on fri 6-7 can coaches please make themselves available when possibleWell done to all our U 8/u10 teams who played Away to Glenfin on SatA great turn out and great support from parentsU 16 boys training on Thursday at 6 pass on wordSenior men lost away to Na Rossa 2-11 to 1-09Next game away to LiffordTraining continues as normal need to see All players out at trainingTraining as norm check ladies page for nx game detailsSupervalu GAA Kits For Clubs.As proud sponsors of the GAA Football All-Ireland Championship, this year SuperValu has donated over 400 juvenile GAA clubs with kits worth over €430k collectively.We at Supervalu Ballybofey have chosen the following clubs to support in our Kits For Clubs:St. Marys Convoy C.L.G.To support your local club, everytime you spend over €40 on a shopping you will get a special receipt at the till. Just put that receipt in the box of the club you want to support. Its that simple!Please Support Our Club Thanks in AdvanceKelloggs Cul CampConvoy /Conmhaigh 27 Jun – 1 JulFootball, Hurling, CamogieBook Now Online or morning of campCoaches you need to go online ASAP and fill out application form they have to be in by 20 th mayYou can find it on Donegalgaa website or www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ieSupervalu GAA Kits For Clubs.As proud sponsors of the GAA Football All-Ireland Championship, this year SuperValu has donated over 400 juvenile GAA clubs with kits worth over €430k collectively.We at Supervalu Ballybofey have chosen the following clubs to support in our Kits For Clubs:St. Marys Convoy C.L.G.To support your local club, everytime you spend over €40 on a shopping you will get a special receipt at the till. Just put that receipt in the box of the club you want to support. Its that simple!Please Support Our Club Thanks in AdvanceLidl are also running a promotion for Ladies club gear so check it out and vote St Mary’s by asking for cars at the till and place number that is allocated for St Marys Any manager that have notes please tx Mairead 0872140060 or email [email protected] I don’t get info I can’t put it in notesGAA NEWS: CONVOY UNDERAGE TEAMS PERFORM WELL AGAINST GLENFIN was last modified: June 7th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:convoyGAASport
silverware 1 Although he is reportedly not happy at the Red Devils, Pogba has made a steady start this season, scoring two goals.However, Pogba missed a penalty during United’s 2-0 victory over Burnley last weekend in a campaign where the 13-time Premier League champions have endured a mixed start. smart causal RANKED possible standings United are not looking to sell the Frenchman however, but Barca appear to be very keen to recruit the unsettled superstar.Suarez told RAC1: “Pogba’s an elite player who’s won everything.“He has a lot of quality. I think he would like to be competing for more than he is at the moment.“He’s not a player that belongs to Barca, but he would always be welcome.” REVEALED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Pogba has suggested he is finding it hard to do his best as he’s not happy Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Luis Suarez has said Paul Pogba would be “welcome” at Barcelona as speculation surrounding the midfielder’s future at Manchester United increases.Pogba, 25, has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford throughout the summer due to a rumoured feud with Jose Mourinho. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won gameday cracker Latest Manchester United News deals England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade
Twenty-six-year-old Thando Mgqolozanamade his literary debut at this year’sfestival with his novel, A man; who is nota man. Mgqolozana’s work challenges thepractices of male circumcision in theXhosa culture.Khanyi MagubaneFind out more about using MediaClubSouthAfrica.com materialWriters took to the streets in Grahamstown on 7 July as part of Wordfest, the literary programme at the National Arts Festival that seeks to highlight the need for the proper development of a reading culture in South Africa.The 200 writers who gathered outside the Wordfest venue at Rhodes University in the town were also there to protest against the poor state of reading levels in South Africa.The initiative was supported by a number of prominent people in the literary programme, including the convener of Wordfest and professor of poetry at Rhodes University Chris Mann, and Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture MEC Xoliswa Tom, who launched event.This year’s programme will include lectures from academics, readings from authors, book launches and poetry recitals.The book chain store Exclusive Books has also set up a small shop at the venue.The opening keynote address was delivered by award-winning author Mandla Langa, whose latest novel, Colours of the Chameleon, recently won the Commonwealth Prize for Literature in the Africa region.Langa spoke about the struggles that South Africans have had to overcome, focusing specifically on his own childhood, growing up in the township of Umlazi in KwaZulu-Natal province. As a child he was unaware that the Bantu education, as it was referred to during apartheid, he was receiving was of a much lower standard than that of white students in the country.But, despite the social difficulties of growing up in a township, Langa recalls how he immersed himself in books and reading.His love of reading exposed him to poets and authors within his own community. He was groomed by late legendary South African poet Mafika Gwala. He recalled how seeing his first published poem in a literary journal moved him.“When, some years later, one of my poems was published in a magazine, Ophir, edited by Peter Horn and Robert MacNamara, I was over the moon.“I remember going around, getting free drinks in shebeens [home taverns], this boy who’s got a poem published in a real magazine, alongside names of white people, no less. That’s when, to put it mildly, my troubles started. I had found a role that would define me.”But Langa’s elation didn’t last after enrolling in the University of Fort Hare’s English programme.According to Langa, his English lecturer frequently and openly told him, and his fellow black students, that they would never pass “his English”. This did not deter Langa, who went on to finish his degree.Going into exile in the late 1970s, he lived in various countries including Nigeria. During a theatre production based on the infamous 16 June 1976 Soweto uprising, by students from the University of Ibadan, Langa was painfully reminded of his homesickness and the conflicts in his home country.“I remember that, as soon as the students’ performance got to the enactment of the Hector Pieterson shooting, the soldier standing next to me, who was a big man, started weeping uncontrollably.“I also wept. I wept for my country, for the fact that we were thousands of miles from home. In those years it was difficult to think of the possibility of apartheid’s end.”Langa’s speech centred on the need for South Africans to move forward, not to be stuck in one particular era, but also not to forget what had happened in South Africa at the time. He used the metaphor of walking, which he says also inspired former president Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom.“Nelson Mandela’s journey in Long Walk to Freedom mirrors the efforts to raise up black American slaves through education by Booker T Washington, who wrote Up From Slavery, another form of walking – it’s less about the physical activity of walking than about attitude; an attitude that, granted, derives its inspiration from walking.”Breaking the silenceAlso launched at the festival was the controversial book by first-time writer, 26-year-old Thando Mgqolozana. His novel, A man; who is not a man, published by the University of KwaZulu-Natal, challenges the practices of male circumcision in the Xhosa culture.During his opening address, the young Eastern Cape writer spoke about his own experience with circumcision. He said that it is difficult for him to see what was once a proud ritual to usher boys into manhood, become a thorny issue veiled in silence in his community.“I felt the need to break the silence and publish this book because the fear is no longer. I wanted to start a debate on this issue, and lift the veil of secrecy around the issue of the death of initiates.”A number of Xhosa traditionalists attended the launch as the topic of male circumcision has long been regarded as an exclusively male issue, and could not be addressed in a public forum including women.Mgqolozana said he was prepared to field tough questions from Xhosa traditionalists, who may have been offended by the book. Instead, he was met with an unexpected amount of support from the audience. He said he was touched by the encouragement from, especially, elder males who, in acknowledging the sacredness of the practice, felt that the writer had taken a leap of faith in openly addressing it.The issue of male circumcision has been a hot topic in the South African media as a number of young men have died due to alleged medical complications. The South African Press Association reported on 7 July 2009 that a 37th Eastern Cape man died after an initiation ritual. The youths, most of them between the ages of 13 and 22, died after undergoing the traditional practice at illegal initiation schools.“You are brave because us man folk don’t talk about such things in front of women folk. But it is good for you to talk about it, because when tradition changes and it results in death, that’s a problem,” said one attendee during the question-and-answer session.“Now is the time for the custom to be transformed. How many deaths must we witness until we do something about it?” asked another attendee.Mgqolozana criticised the House of Traditional Leaders, a body set up by government to deal with traditional issues, whom he says has failed to protect the age-old practice.“They have failed us. The government has tried to come up with legislative laws to try and govern practices around male circumcision. However, the House of the Traditional Leaders has rejected the promulgation of this Act.”Mgqolozana was referring to the Children’s Act number 38 of 2005, which also includes a section on male circumcision.According to the law, males under the age of 16 may not be circumcised, unless:performed for religious purposes in accordance with the practices of the religion concerned and in the manner prescribed, orperformed for medical reasons on the recommendation of a medical practitioner.Mgqolozana says he hopes the book will encourage young and old to open up, as well as integrate women into the conversation, as many mothers are losing their children.“This book doesn’t really have a target audience, but I hope that people who practise male circumcision will read this book.“I’m hoping that the fathers will get my argument, and that the mothers will finally know the secrets of circumcision as they deserve to know what is happening.”The young writer says his mother, though, has been a tough one to convince, “She read the book overnight and she sms’d me the next morning and she said ‘this is really a work of fiction’.”Wordfest will continue at the National Arts Festival until 10 July.Do you have any queries or comments about this article? 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Asked by Jacaranda FM DJ Darren Scott whether he would like to participate in both the London Olympics and Paralympics, Pistorius said: “I would like to. I’ve run one qualification time for the Olympics and I need to run another time next year, I think between January and June, but I’ve first got to qualify for the Paralympics. After making history by becoming the first athlete with a disablity to qualify for an able-bodied World Championships, South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius left a huge impression in Daegu, South Korea. Running in the outside lane in his heat, he turned in the second-best time of his career, clocking 45.39 seconds to secure a spot in the semi-finals. “I’m extremely excited about that and I think I’ll be running the 100, 200, 400 and then for the first time the 4 by 100 in the Paralympics, so I’m extremely excited about that. The 400 metre runner had qualified for the event at the last possible opportunity by running a personal best time of 45.07 seconds in Italy in June. 31 August 2011 “I think we’ve got a great year coming up and there’s a lot of hard work [ahead] to prepare for both of those [events] next year.” With the 14th-fastest qualifying time out of 16 for the semi-finals, the “Blade Runner”, as Pistorius is known, was given lane seven in his semi-final. Unfortunately for him, a poor start set him back and he failed to get into his stride, finishing last in the event, but making a massive stride for athletes with disabilities. After the race, Pistorius was somewhat disappointed, but spoke with his customary humility, saying: “I would really like to have performed better tonight. My goal was to make the semi-final when I came out here, and that I did, and it’s just been a great experience. Wenda Theron, running in the women’s 400 metres hurdles, bowed out in the semi-finals, but managed a personal best time of 56.13 seconds in the heats. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Ruben Ramolefi, competing in the 3 000 metres steeplechase, turned in the second fastest time in the qualifying rounds of the event. His time of 8:11.50 was also a national record. However, despite his fine performance in achieving the A-qualifying standard, Pistorius was not expected to progress beyond the heats, but, as he has done so often before, he proved his doubters wrong. “I think even if I had run faster tonight, I wouldn’t have made it to the final. It would have taken a miracle for that to happen and I’ve got a lot of respect for the guys that made the final. ‘A great oportunity’“It’s just been a great opportunity to come out here and I’ve learnt a lot from this experience,” he added. “The IAAFs is a phenomenal event and being one of the athletes to be able to come out here has just been a huge blessing.” Already a popular figure among Korean fans, Pistorius was loudly cheered by the locals, who had taken him on as one of their own. Even before the start of the event, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak paid a visit to the athletes’ village and met Pistorius. LJ van Zyl and Cornel Fredericks continued the rich tradition of South African 400 metres hurdlers by qualifying for the final of the event after both claimed second places in their semi-finals. South Korean support Top South African performersWhile South Africans have failed to land any medals in Daegu, there were other promising and excellent performances by Team South Africa athletes during the first three days of competition.
03 May 2016A South African company was named the best children’s publisher on the continent at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy.Bumble Books of Noordhoek was among many publishing houses, publishers’ associations and other book institutions that took part in this annual event, which ran from 4 to 7 April 2016.Robin Stuart-Clark, founder and publishing director at Publishing Print Matters and Bumble Books, told radio station Cape Talk that the group had competed against the best children’s publishers across Africa. Countries such as Ghana, Guinea and Benin had been represented.To Stuart-Clark, the award belonged to the group’s illustrators who were doing extraordinary work. “We have nothing to apologise for, we are up there with the best,” he said.Other winnersAndersen Press won the fair’s Children’s Publisher of the Year prize in the European category, according to The Bookseller. The award was for “publishers who have most distinguished themselves for their creative and publishing excellence over the year, showing originality as well as professional and intellectual skills”.There are also awards for Central and South America, North America, Asia and Oceania.According to its website, Publishing Print Matters publishes books on South African art, craft and heritage “with a particular focus on those artists, craftspeople and individuals who have been overlooked yet made an impact on South African culture: they have stories to tell and vision to share that can empower our youth and restore pride in our collective heritage”.Bumble Books is its illustrated children’s book imprint. It showcases new South African illustrators and authors, with an emphasis on fun and entertainment. It publishes illustrated children’s books showcasing new South African illustrator- authors internationally.Guests at the Italian book fair tweeted their enjoyment of the event:Live painting en @BoChildrensBook #BCBF16 pic.twitter.com/Jq3qvOhzNv— Sara Fratini (@sarafratini) April 5, 2016So inspiring to walk around #BCBF16 and see all the worldwide trends for children’s illustration! pic.twitter.com/Qi5ayWlOwS— The Bright Group (@Bright_Group) April 5, 2016South Africa.info reporter
Geocaching is partnering with the Great Urban Race for another year. The Great Urban Race, inspired by the TV show, The Amazing Race, is a fast-paced puzzle where your city holds the clues. Teams solve puzzles, tackle challenges and race for cash prizes in this all-out test of smarts and speed. Sound like something you would succeed at? Absolutely.“The explorative nature of Great Urban Race is a perfect match for Geocachers,” says Race Director Alyssa Breeden. “We are excited to continue our partnership in 2013!”This year’s Tampa event incorporated a geocache as one of the clue locations on the course. Once the geocache, “Turn About is Fair Play,” was located using the provided latitude and longitude coordinates, participants (also known as “Masterminds”) had to figure out how to open the geocache. Opening the geocache is required to get the clue and complete the challenge.A geocache from the Great Urban Race“Participants truly enjoyed the added challenges of the geocache clue as many are already avid geocachers!” says Breeden. “Those who enjoy geocaching would definitely have a blast at Great Urban Race.”The Great Urban Race staff has also released a large number of trackables complete with the logo through their travels across the country. Keep an eye out for one in your city! SharePrint Relatedle Tour de Geocaching — arc de triomphe (GC18TKN) — Geocache of the WeekJuly 10, 2013In “Community”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – February 15, 2012February 14, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”It’s time to get stealthy. – Atomium – stealth challenge (Expo58) (GC1EG4C) – Geocache of the WeekDecember 11, 2014In “Geocache of the Week” Share with your Friends:More