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Midcontinent Grid Operator Sees More Coal-Fired Retirements Than Previously Anticipated

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享 Jeffrey Tomich for EnergyWire via Midwest Energy News:The U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan, if upheld by the courts, could force more coal plant retirements than initially expected in the nation’s midsection, according to the most recent modeling by the region’s grid operator.In its most recent report discussed at a committee meeting Wednesday, the Carmel, Indiana-based Midcontinent Independent System Operator looked at various greenhouse gas reduction scenarios and how they would affect the coal fleet across the 15 states where it operates.MISO found that the most cost-effective way of achieving a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions over the next two decades – similar to what would be required nationally under the Clean Power Plan – would lead to the retirement of 16 to 21 gigawatts of coal generation, or nearly one-third of the 65 GW that will be operating at the end of this year.MISO had said as recently as December that it expected up to 14 GW of additional coal retirements on top of the 12.6 GW retired to help operators comply with the EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (EnergyWire, Dec. 17, 2015).The analysis also considered a 17 percent reduction in carbon emissions that could keep coal retirements to 8 to 11 GW, and a 43 percent carbon cut that could force as much as 30 GW of coal generation off the grid by 2035.Yesterday’s report at MISO’s Planning Advisory Committee meeting represented the next phase of its Clean Power Plan modeling that began after the EPA issued the final rule on Aug. 3. The grid operator has said it will continue the analysis despite the Supreme Court stay issued Feb. 9 (EnergyWire, Feb. 18).While MISO’s initial work focused on compliance options facing states under the Clean Power Plan, the current work looks more broadly at how the grid will evolve for decades to come as utilities shift to cleaner fuels and take advantage of declining costs for wind and solar energy.MISO projects additional coal retirements under Clean Power Plan Midcontinent Grid Operator Sees More Coal-Fired Retirements Than Previously Anticipatedlast_img read more

Diversity of Brazilian Music Heard At Opening Ceremony

first_img The soundtrack of the Opening Ceremony of the 5th Military World Games did justice to the diversity of rhythms of Brazilian music. The message of peace and brotherhood inspired both accurate presentations of the military marching bands and Brazilian samba dancers in the performances at Joao Havelange Stadium (Engenhão) on Saturday, July 16. “The soldier of peace can not be defeated, though war seems lost,” recalled the success of the Beatles with the song “Soldier of Peace” as the mascot of the Games, Arion, and his friends from the Peace Corps, which represent Armed Forces, rappeled down the roof of the stadium. The Army Symphony Orchestra played continuously for about an hour during the parade of athletes from 111 delegations, captivating the excitement of the audience. The quality of Army musicians ensured the perfect synchronization of sound, image and choreography in the show presented by Abel Gomes, set designer and general director of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Military World Games 2011. The message of “Watercolor,” presented by the orchestra with the Toquinho Army, gained even more strength with the choreography of students combined with projections of images on the field of the stadium. Almost two hours after the official start of the ceremony, singer Zizi Possi sang “Peace” by Gilberto Gil and Joao Donato. When Athlete of the twentieth century, Pelé – lit the Olympic cauldron, the party began with the music of Samba Alcione, Jorge Aragon and Dudu Nobre. By Dialogo July 17, 2011last_img read more

The three busiest airports in Croatia have a turnover of one million passengers

first_imgIn July 2019, Split had 723.048 passengers, approximately half a million more passengers than in July this year. The three busiest airports in Croatia (Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb) published their statistics for the previous month. From January to the end of July, the three busiest airports in Croatia had: Dubrovnik Airport: 146.159 passengers, Split Airport: 280.189 passengers, Zagreb Airport: 625.805 passengers. Excellent figures, given the situation we are in, are recorded by Split Airport. In July, 59.133 passengers were recorded, as many as 48.541 passengers more than in June, but therefore 455.590 passengers less than in July 2019. 78.070 passengers passed through Zagreb Airport in July this year, which is 33.668 passengers more than in June. But compared to July last year, it is clear that this is a big drop in passenger traffic. Namely, in the same month last year, Zagreb had a total of 366.242 passengers. Also, in July this year, 2.037 flights were realized, while in July 2019, there were more than double flights – 4.356.center_img Source: Croatian Aviation / Photo: Pexels.com In the first seven months of 2019, the three mentioned airports had a traffic of 5.299.919 passengers, while this year the number is significantly lower, just over one million. In July, this airport had 171.815 passengers, the most of all three airports. This is a significant increase compared to June, when only 26.150 passengers passed through Split Airport. Dubrovnik has relatively modest numbers in terms of the number of active lines to many European destinations. last_img read more

Arsenal and Manchester United in transfer battle to sign Sunderland starlet Logan Pye

Arsenal and Manchester United are both eyeing moves for Sunderland youngster Logan Pye (Picture: Getty)Arsenal appear to be winning the race to sign highly-rated Sunderland teenager Logan Pye ahead of top-six rivals Manchester United.The 15-year-old has impressed scouts from both sides and will turn 16 in October meaning interested clubs will be able to sign him before he turns professional.Pye, who can play at either left-back or centre-back, has become a regular in Sunderland’s U18 side this season and has also been capped by England at U16 level.United had weighed up a bid for him over the summer but their hesitancy has allowed Arsenal to jump to the front of the queue to sign him, according to the Sun.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Sunderland are fifth in League One (Picture: Getty)Sunderland’s failure to secure a return to the Championship last season means it is unlikely that they will be able to stand in Pye’s way should he wish to move on.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal have made a clear strategic shift in their transfer policy since Unai Emery was appointed with a number of their signings over the past 18-months aged 24 or under.The Gunners have signed three teenagers under Emery – Matteo Guendouzi, Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba – and Pye could be the next youthful addition to join.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 CityUnited, meanwhile, are also prioritising the signings of young, homegrown players under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka joining this summer.Despite their struggles in recent years, Sunderland have an excellent academy having produced the likes of Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson and Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Arsenal and Manchester United in transfer battle to sign Sunderland starlet Logan Pye Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 15 Sep 2019 12:33 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link344Shares read more

Unai Emery hints Granit Xhaka could lose Arsenal captaincy after telling fans to ‘f**k off’

first_img Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Metro Sport ReporterSunday 27 Oct 2019 7:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Coming Next Skip SPONSORED Top articles Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka clashed with the club’s fans (Picture: Twitter)Unai Emery has hinted Granit Xhaka could lose the Arsenal captaincy after his shocking meltdown during the draw with Crystal Palace.Xhaka, who was appointed Gunners captain at the end of last month, clashed with Arsenal fans after being booed off at the Emirates on Sunday.The Switzerland international cupped his ears as he heard the frustrated supporters and then was heard saying ‘f**k off’ before leaving the pitch. Manchester United captain Harry Maguire / About Connatix V67539 Advertisement Read More Read More Unai Emery hints Granit Xhaka could lose Arsenal captaincy after telling fans to ‘f**k off’ 1 min. story Read More 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 CityAsked whether Xhaka will remain captain, Emery responded: ‘We will speak about that.‘He’s wrong but we are going to speak inside about that situation. I want to be calm but, really, he was wrong in this action.’Arsenal took full control of Sunday’s clash through Sokratis Papastathopoulos and David Luiz but Palace responded with goals either side of half-time from Luka Milivojevic and Jordan Ayew. PLAY 1/1 Comment Read More ADVERTISEMENT Video Settings Full Screen Xhaka quickly removed his shirt after his substitution and stormed down the tunnel. In the 90 minutes, Arsenal squandered a two-goal lead as Palace fought back superbly at the Emirates to secure a 2-2 draw.AdvertisementAdvertisementOn Xhaka’s reaction, Emery said: ‘He was wrong. We are going to speak to him and decide with the club.‘We are here because we have supporters. We work for them and need to have respect for them when they are applauding us and criticising us.’ Skip Ad Emery admits Xhaka was ‘wrong’ (Picture: Getty)Palace’s first goal came after VAR overturned a penalty decision in Wilfried Zaha’s favour. VAR also ruled out an Arsenal goal late on.‘I didn’t understand the referee and VAR reaction,’ Emery said. ‘Last week they didn’t check VAR for a penalty for us but we respect that.‘Two weeks ago there is one penalty for Pepe against Bournemouth, they didn’t check, okay. I don’t understand.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘For me there is no confusion – it is not a good decision. We deserved to win, we had a good reaction after they equalised, we scored but then they didn’t count it.‘We didn’t concede many chances apart from the penalty to score. Our reaction was very good, also the supporters help us in the last minutes to score the third goal and win the match but this doesn’t happen.’Arsenal, still fifth in the Premier League, face Liverpool in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.MORE: Jurgen Klopp provides Mohamed Salah injury update after Liverpool beat Tottenham by Metro Advertisementlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces “It’s On Us PA” Legislation

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Education,  It’s On Us PA,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – As part of his “It’s On Us PA” campaign to protect Pennsylvania students from a nationwide epidemic of sexual violence, Governor Tom Wolf today announced the introduction of six new pieces of legislation.“These steps, along with those we have already taken to combat sexual assault, will strengthen the systems we currently have, and create better standards for reporting and responding to sexual assaults whenever they occur,” Governor Wolf said. “It is critically important that we continue the progress we’ve already made, and continue our work to ensure that our K-12 and postsecondary institutions have the tools they need to combat sexual assault.”In January 2016, Governor Wolf launched the “It’s On Us PA” campaign, inviting education leaders and all Pennsylvanians to be part of the solution to protect students from sexual violence.Convening four roundtable discussions across the state, and bringing together more than 150 students, educators, administrators, advocates, healthcare personnel, researchers, and policymakers, Governor Wolf and members of his administration heard diverse perspectives and comprehensive ideas on the roles each could play to end sexual violence in Pennsylvania. Thousands of Pennsylvanians, including university and college presidents from hundreds of institutions around the commonwealth signed the “It’s On Us” Pledge.Additionally, in the 2016-17 budget the Wolf Administration secured $1 million in funding to support evidence-based sexual assault prevention, reporting, and response systems on college campuses. In November 2016, Governor Wolf announced awards to 36 postsecondary institutions as part of the “It’s On Us PA” Grants Program.Based on the comprehensive “It’s On Us PA” round table discussions, there are six current items of legislation being proposed in the General Assembly:Expand the scope, authority, and capacity of PDE’s Office for Safe Schools to support both K-12 and postsecondary institutions, as well as monitor compliance with existing federal and state requirements related to sexual violence prevention and response.Publish an annual report card on sexual violence and harassment in K-12 and postsecondary institutions using existing data reported to the Department and/or other publicly reported data.Amend PA School Code to create a consolidated, comprehensive anti-violence and anti-harassment policy for K-12 schools that aligns requirements related to bullying, hazing, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, and other issues.Require postsecondary institutions adopt affirmative consent standards for responding to allegations of sexual violence, and expand K-12 health education standards to explicitly address areas of consent and healthy relationships in middle and high school.Require that postsecondary institutions offer online, anonymous reporting options for students as part of their required reporting and response systems under federal and state law.Establish amnesty policies protecting students who report sexual assault to postsecondary institutions from being disciplined for other policy violations, such as drug and alcohol use.“I’m proud to stand with Governor Wolf today in support of the “Its On Us” campaign, and to introduce legislation requiring colleges and universities provide amnesty to those who come forward about sexual violence that they have experienced, or witnessed,” said Rep. Madeleine Dean. “Sadly, most instances of sexual violence go unreported. Beyond the difficulty of coming forward, victims and Samaritans should not fear further punishment for incidental infractions.”“I am ready to get to work to pass this package of legislation, and to ensure that the state is investing our money as effectively as possible, and I believe that there is no better investment than the safety and security of our young people,” Governor Wolf added. “We cannot allow sexual assault in Pennsylvania to continue, and we will no longer tolerate its existence in our educational institutions.” April 18, 2017center_img Governor Wolf Announces “It’s On Us PA” Legislationlast_img read more

Pressure of Merseyside derby good for me declares  Ancelotti

first_imgEverton boss Carlo ancelotti has described the pressure of facing liverpool at Anfield in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday as a positive one. The Italian could not have been handed a tougher fixture in the competition he won as Chelsea boss in 2010, facing the Premier League’s runaway leaders, Everton’s local rivals, and a team the Toffees have not beaten away from home in 20 years. But though the odds will be firmly against his men advancing, Ancelotti is relishing the fixture. “To have pressure is good,” Ancelotti said on the club website. “To have pressure, in my opinion, is energy. It is like gasoline for the car. “The fact we play a fantastic team, it is the FA Cup, there is the possibility to have a dream to win the FA Cup… it is a big challenge for us. It is also a big motivation. “There will be a fantastic atmosphere. It will be my first time in this derby. I am excited. I know how it is important for both sets of supporters.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtZodiac Signs Reimagined As Women Look Incredible10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCelebrities Showing Support For George Floyd Protestscenter_img “It is exciting to be part of this spectacular game and spectacular atmosphere.” Ancelotti is the only manager to have beaten Jurgen Klopp this season outside of the Community Shield, with his Napoli side winning 2-0 in the Champions League in September before taking a point from the reverse fixture at Anfield in November. “It gives me confidence, the fact I did well against Liverpool,” Ancelotti said “I hope that will be the same on Sunday.” Read Also Here’s how Man Utd could line-up for FA Cup tie Ancelotti enjoyed a strong start after taking the Everton job last month as the replacement for Marco Silva, recording wins over Newcastle and Burnley before suffering defeat at Manchester City on New Year’s Day. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

COVID-19: Sports Ministry monitoring Athletes – Dare

first_img According to him: “The Nigerian authorities through the Sports Ministry called off the National Sports Festival as a precautionary  measure to curb the spread of covid-19. This means several of our athletes overseas can no longer practice because the sporting facilities were shut down. “We are in touch with each one of them through a database to monitor their plans and to understand the kind of support they need. ” Despite the postponement, the Adopt-an-Athlete plan is ongoing and the funds are going to them. So we are happy that those funds can help them at this period when they cannot make money from competitions.Advertisement Despite the postponement of the National Sports Festival and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to the outbreak of Covid-19 , the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has assured that the ministry was monitoring the athletes. Loading… “They are free to leverage on that; they can also look for indoor facilities where they can practice. They can pay to use those facilities, so there’s a continuous engagement with our athletes.” The Minister insisted  Nigeria would stick to 11 sports for the Olympics as earlier decided, even as funds would be released for pending qualifiers which the athletes can attend as soon as the virus is stemmed. He urged them not to relent in their training, even as the Ministry will continue to plan and strategise. Read Also:COVID-19: Ministry of Sports Provides 57 Suites, Other Facilities at Abiola Stadium Dare said: “As we speak, in another two days, 33 of the athletes – both foreign and home-based  – are completing a video message to lend their voices to the awareness campaign including myself. It’s being produced as we speak. Our athletes from across the world and the home-based will be giving out messages of encouragement.    We will be prepared whenever the Olympics will hold. What is of the utmost urgency right now is to  ensure that COVID-19’s spread is contained so we can  all be   free again.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time10 Inventions That Prove Humanity Is Failing BadlyThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetTarantino Wants To End His Career With This Movie?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Network’s Greatest Shows On HBOTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldlast_img read more

Man, 22, dies of electrocution

first_imgILOILO City – A22-year-old man died of electrocution in Barangay Igang, Pototan, Iloilo. According topolice investigators, Bagsain was cutting grasses near their house when heaccidently touched a live wire attached to an electric motor around 9 a.m. onMonday. Bagsainsustained burns on the body. He was rushed to the Iloilo Provincial Hospital inPototan but was declared dead. He wasidentified as Raffy Bagsain of Banate, Iloilo, a police report showed. Officers of themunicipal police station ruled out foul play in the incident./PNlast_img read more

Kalibo bishop urges faithful ‘to love indigenous people’

first_imgThe cold wind and rain did not stop aclosely packed crowd in attending the Pilgrims Mass in the Cathedral front yardand Kalibo Pastrana Park. “May this jubilant festival mean moreto us not just merrymaking and street dancing as we allow Child Jesus to reignin our hearts and lives,” said Tala-oc.(Witha report from Akean Forum/PN) Kalibo celebrated the Feast of SeñorSanto Niño and the weeklong Ati-Atihan Festival from Jan. 2 to Jan. 19.     “It seems they are on their own, andthere are people who take advantage sakanilang kahinaan,” Tala-oc said. During his homily at the PilgrimsMass, Tala-oc urged the faithful to spread mercy and love to the indigenouspeople in the province which include Ati communities in Dina-ut in Altavas,Cubay, Cogon, Boracay Island in Malay, and Bulwang in Numancia. The indigenous people in Aklan. During his homily at the Pilgrims Mass, Kalibo Bishop Jose Corazon Tala-oc told the devotees of the Señor Santo Niño to care for the indigenous people which include the “Ati communities.” AKEAN FORUM BORACAY – Kalibo Bishop Jose CorazonTala-oc told the devotees of the Señor Santo Niño to care for the indigenouspeople.last_img read more