December 31

Draft law would begin German hard coal phaseout in 2020

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Platts:Germany plans to close 4 GW of hard coal-fired plants via a first annual compensation auction in June 2020, an energy ministry spokeswoman told S&P Global Platts Tuesday.Compensation for closures is to be awarded to bidders offering the lowest cost of avoided CO2 emissions with winning plants set to close after winter 2020/21. The federal grid regulator BNetzA is set to run the auctions, according to a second draft leaked Tuesday.The ministry is finalizing a hard coal exit law to cap hard coal capacity at 15 GW by end-2022. Assuming Datteln 4 comes online, Germany will have around 22 GW of hard coal capacity in operation as the compensation auctions get underway.The BNetzA is to establish exact volumes required to hit the 15 GW target depending on other closure applications, the outcome of various capacity reserve auctions and startup of Uniper’s 1.1 GW Datteln 4 plant. Commissioning of Datteln 4 is foreseen for summer 2020.Closure auctions thereafter are set to run annually until 2026, with hard coal capacity declining to 8 GW by end-2030.Details on 3 GW of lignite closures are expected at a later stage, with Eur40 billion ($44 billion) of support for lignite mining regions already approved. Germany plans to completely phase out coal by 2038.More: Germany plans 4 GW hard coal closure auction in 2020: draft law Draft law would begin German hard coal phaseout in 2020last_img read more

August 29

NC Special Tier II: Hearts edge past Uncle T Stars in 6-goal thriller

first_imgHearts of Oak made it through to the Round of 16 of the NC Special Tier II Competition with a hard fought 4-2 win over lower division side Uncle T Stars at the Accra Sports Stadium. Hearts Head Coach Kim Grant put out probably his strongest eleven, but they struggled to break down a very resilient Uncle T, and went behind a few minutes to the break, against the run of play. Hearts however hit back almost immediately as Joseph Esso headed home through a precise cross from Christopher Bonney, to make the score level at halftime.Hearts, after the restart, began to knock on the door in search of the lead, but a combination of poor finishing and good goalkeeping let them down.Bonney eventually gave Hearts the lead after 60 minutes, converting coolly from the spot, after a foul on Fatawu Mohammed in the box. The lead didn’t last long though, as Uncle T found the equalizer, just two minutes later after a mistake from Hearts goalkeeper Richmond Ayi. Hearts continued to search for the winner, and found the back of the net after 80 minutes, when Kojo Obeng Jnr headed home from  Bonney corner. Substitute Kofi Kordzi finally put the game beyond doubt with a well taken finish from close range to make the score 4-2 to the Phobians. Hearts join rivals Kotoko and AshGold in the next round, with Karela and Aduana bowing out after respective first round defeats.last_img read more

August 3

Nelson’s Sawyer Hunt sparks Kimberley past Beaver Valley in Kootenay Conference Finals

first_imgSawyer Hunt’s goal with 32 seconds left in the game sparked the Kimberley Dynamiters to a 4-3 victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Kootenay Conference Playoff action Friday in Fruitvale.The goal gives the defending KIJHL Champs a 3-0 stranglehold on the best-of-seven Conference Final Series.Game four is Saturday at the Hawks Nest in Fruitvale.Beaver Valley, leading for most of the game, squandered leads of 2-0 and 3-2. The latter lead coming when Sam Swanson scored what appeared to be the winning marker with six plus minutes remaining in the third period.However, Tyler Van Steinburg scored the tying goal with three minutes remaining in the third period setting the stage for Hunt, a Nelson Minor Hockey grad, to put a dagger into the Hawks hopes of rallying in the Kootenay Conference Series.Kimberley out shot the Hawks 46-28 in the game, including a 20-6 margin in the third period.Tanner Witt scored the other goals for the Nitros.Allan Pruss and Dylan Heppler also scored for Beaver Valley, which lost the opening games of the series to Kimberley by scores of 6-1 and 4-2 in the Bavarian City.Kimberley advanced to the Kootenay Conference Series with wins over Fernie Ghostriders and Creston Valley Thunder Cats while the Hawks won the Murdoch Division Crown with wins over Nelson Leafs and Grand Forks Border Bruins.In the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference Final, 100 Mile House leads Summerland Steam 2-1 with Game four Saturday in Summerland.last_img read more

December 21

Baseball Life: Nicola Mislinski

first_imgFrom t-ball to playing shortstop for the Humboldt B-52s, Nicola Mislinski has being playing baseball nonstop since he was about 5 years old. The 18-year-old out of Sacramento County has been in Humboldt all summer with the B-52s and is fresh off a stint with Folsom City College baseball where he earned a starting spot at the age of 17 as a freshman.Mislinski received a call from the Bombers, informing him that they needed a shortstop and thought it sounded like fun but ultimately was sold by …last_img read more

December 18

Twenty years of diplomatic relations between China and South Africa a major contributor to local economic and social transformation

first_imgTwenty years of diplomatic relations between China and South Africa a major contributor to local economic and social transformation. South Africa-China Economic and Trade Association (SACETA) on Thursday hosted Chinese and South African delegates for the official release of the 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report of Chinese-Funded Enterprises in South Africa.At the launch event, Chairman of the Association and General Manager of China Construction Bank Corporation, Zhang Jinguo shared that the report depicts the on-going cohesion between China and South Africa, which entails job creation, social responsibility, local manufacturing, and the preservation of wildlife and natural reserve protection.Publishing a report of this nature for the first time in South Africa is a massive achievement for the 130 Chinese-funded enterprises that contributes to economic development and livelihood in South African communities. The report highlights how much has been done and also sparks creativity for further bilateral trade and corporate social responsibility. “The report is a window. When you open the book, you open the window. It serves as a good model for SACETA members,” Jinguao said.Chinese Ambassador in South Africa, HE Lin Songtian, said that the 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report of Chinese-Funded Enterprises in South Africa is a showcase of how Chinese enterprises implement the common values of friendship and justice that exists between the two countries. China has been SA’s biggest trade partner for 9 years and bilateral trade for the first quarter of 2018 amounted to 33.2 billion USD.There are many factors that point to a mutually beneficial commitment. The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) took place in Beijing this year, while South Africa hosted the 10th annual BRICS Summit. Furthermore, China’s top 5 financial institutions have branches in South Africa.Songtian believes that the two countries are in a season of embracing new historic opportunities, with special consideration of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s vision for South Africa to attract domestic and foreign investment. The Chinese sentiment maintains that this is indeed a win-win cooperation.Going forward, Dr Miriam Altman, Commissioner of National Planning Commission believes that the National Development Plan 2030 (NDP) relies heavily on the existing Africa-China relationship. “We need to seek more balanced trade, increase tourism prospects, and give fair attention to education and skills training, not forsaking deeper cooperation in innovation,” Altman concluded.last_img read more

December 18

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December 1

Rights group protests ‘harassment’ of activists, locals in Niyamgiri

first_imgThe People’s Union for Democratic Rights, a Delhi-based civil liberties and democratic rights organisation, has expressed concern over “intimidation and death threats to public-spirited individuals and professionals in the Niyamgiri region by the office of the Superintendent of Police, Kalahandi”.In a statement, the PUDR said that Padmanabha Choudhury, a journalist, had been invited by the villagers to cover a meeting on Forest Rights Act at Laptaguda in Chatrapur panchayat in Lanjigarh block of the district on June 17. Policemen visited him at his house that very evening and asked him to accompany them to the Lanjigarh police station, alleging that he had attended a Maoist meeting.“Mr. Chaudhury’s motorcycle key was forcibly taken from him and the vehicle detained at the police station. He waited two days to meet the superintendent of police in his office. On June 19, the SP interrogated him and began abusing him in filthy language… He [Mr. Chaudhury] repeatedly informed him that the meeting was a discussion on FRAand that the villagers are planning to meet the district magistrate too. The SP did not heed his explanation, but threatened to beat him with a plastic cable, and threatened to have him killed in an encounter if he argued about why he attended the Maoist meeting,” the PUDR statement said.“Most shaken and tense with these threats and intimidation by the SP to go yet again to his office, the journalist reached the State Human Rights Commission in Bhubaneswar and registered a complaint stating that he is in fear of his safety and his life.”The PUDR statement, signed by its secretaries — Deepika Tandon and Shahana Bhattacharya — said that Mr. Chaudhury’s intimidation forms part of the relentless harassment, custodial violence and illegal detentions of people of Niyamgiri for resisting bauxite mining by Vedanta in their hills.“Previously, the Kalahandi police and administration have targeted British Kumar, a youth leader of the Khandualamli Suraksha Samiti and Bhumi Adhikaar Suraksha Samiti, Lingaraj Azad and Lada Sikaka, members of Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti, on allegations of association with Maoists, while they attempt to assert their constitutional rights and bring attention to the ongoing rights violations and repression in the area,” said the PUDR statement.The organisation said that in 2013, 12 gram sabhas in the area had unanimously rejected bauxite mining by Vedanta in the Niyamgiri hills pursuant to a Supreme Court order. Instead of implementing the verdict of the Supreme Court and the decision of the gram sabhas under the FRA, the Odisha government is using targeted persecution of locals and journalists to crush opposition to the project, it added.The PUDR demanded that the Odisha government should initiate action against the SP for targeted intimidation of the journalist and local activists and end violation of democratic rights of the people of Niyamgiri and those seeking to expose the ongoing human rights violations in the area.last_img read more

November 28

Ceres-Negros extends winning run at home turf

first_imgPinoy chessers snatch 3 golds The Busmen needed to overcome the Aguilas’ defensive approach as they patiently and systematically broke down the visiting side with slick passing and quick movement.“It was the hardest game that we had here at home,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic. “They defended really good [and are] well organized, but my players were persistent for 90 minutes and they had patience.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIt’s not easy to play when one team is defending with 10 players in front of the goal, especially when they know how to defend and they defend very good.”The Aguilas paraded new signings Matthew Hartmann, who was acquired from Global Cebu, and Harry Sawyer, a tall Australian striker, but they hardly offered anything going forward as the visiting team was content to soak up the pressure. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LATEST STORIES FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Ceres-Negros kept its fine form at home as it blanked the Davao Aguilas, 2-0, Saturday night in the Philippines Football League at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.Goals from midfielders OJ Porteria and Stephan Schrock kept the Busmen unbeaten at home, while denying the Aguilas a first victory of the season.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Schrock nearly opened the scoring in the 19th minute when his effort rattled the bar.Porteria, who recovered just in time from food poisoning, made no mistake eight minutes later as he fired an unstoppable shot from outside the area to beat Marko Trkulja.Schrock, who was denied by the post late in the second half, finally broke through in the 57th minute after finding space just inside the box.The victory augurs well for the Busmen who now shift their focus on the AFC Cup zonal finals against Singaporean side Home United starting on Aug. 2 at Jalan Besar Stadium. The return leg at Panaad is set Aug. 9.“We were a little bit scared here and there because we have a very important match in the AFC Cup,” said Schrock. “We lacked concentration but like coach said we took it very professional, very disciplined, and were patient enough so a 2-0 result is a good result for us.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet MOST READlast_img read more