More Transmission Would Speed Coal Plant Closures Says German Regulator

first_imgMore Transmission Would Speed Coal Plant Closures Says German Regulator FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:FRANKFURT—Germany could reduce its coal-fired power generation capacity by half in the coming years if planned grid expansion and the addition of new gas-fired plants come online on schedule, the head of its energy regulator said.“Half of coal-fired power plant capacity can disappear by 2030 without any risk to supply,” Jochen Homann, president of the Bundesnetzagentur or Federal Network Agency, told German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in an interview.His comments come ahead of a year-end deadline for a commission to submit plans to the German government for an exit from coal-fired energy. Germany aims to raise wind and solar power’s energy share from a third now to 65 percent by 2030 to help to cut carbon dioxide emissions and achieve its climate commitments, in line with the wishes of the new coalition government.Homann reiterated that grid expansion would be needed to meet those goals. “If you want more green energy faster, then you have to accept grid expansion,” he told the paper.He said the lack of grid capacity is likely to have raised the cost of ensuring a stable energy supply system to a record of more than 1 billion euros ($1.18 billion) in 2017.More: Germany Could Shut Down Half Of Its Coal Capacity: Regulatorlast_img read more

Queen of Kings- Karene Asche wins Caribbean Calypso King of Kings in St.Kitts

first_img Share 85 Views   no discussions Share Share Karene Asche. Photo credit: SKN NewsCarnival Village, St.Kitts:-Reigning Trinidad Calypso Monarch Karene Asche defeated 10 Calypso Kings and Queens from throughout the region to win the Caribbean King of Kings Calypso Monarch title in Carnival Village , Basseterre St.Kitts. Amassing a total of 761 pts the Trinidadian Calypso Queen outclassed the regions finest which included Dominica’s Tasha P who placed 1st runner-up, 3 times Kittitian King Pungwah who placed 2nd, 5 times St.Kitts King Sacrotes placed 3rd while Antigua’s Zakari placed 4th runner-up.Other participating regional Calypso Monarchs in the show included St. Croix’ Mighty Pat, St.Lucia’s Queen Menelle, Nevis’ King Meeko, St.Maarten’s King Timo and St.Thomas’ Kung Fu Plenty among others.Results:Monarch- Karene Asche (Trinidad and Tobago)- 761 pts• 1st Runner-up: Tasha P (Dominica)- 721pts• 2nd Runner-up: Pungwah (St.Kitts)- 711 pts• 3rd Runner-up: Sacrotes (St.Kitts)- 691 pts• 4th Runner-up: Zakari (Antigua)-673 ptsSKN Newscenter_img EntertainmentNewsRegional Queen of Kings- Karene Asche wins Caribbean Calypso King of Kings in St.Kitts by: – January 9, 2012 Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more

Calibishie man conviction quashed by Court of Appeal

first_img Tweet 17 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share LocalNews Calibishie man conviction quashed by Court of Appeal by: – May 3, 2012 Court gavel. A Calibishie man has had a conviction against him quashed and a re-trial ordered when he appeared before Justices of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court on Thursday based on the trial judge’s “misdirection” to the jury.The Justices lead by Chief Justice Sir Hugh Rawlins upheld a criminal appeal against conviction in the trial of Garvin George verses the state for the murder of Julien Junior Joseph of Vieille Case.On the 23rd of November, 2011 a nine member jury found George guilty of the murder of Joseph on the 5th of February, 2010 at Calibishie. He was sentenced to serve an imprisonment term of 14 years on 27th February 2012 by High Court Judge Birnie Stephenson-Brooks.The decision to uphold the appeal came after Justice Davidson Baptiste highlighted a direction given to the jury by the trial judge who stated during jury directions that “it was for the accused to prove that the killing was self-defense”. A direction Baptiste described as “erroneous” and “should have been withdrawn”.Another Justice on the Appeal Court panel, Mario Michel also pointed another mis-direction to the jury which stated “after you have considered self-defense and rejected it, then you must move on to the next charge”. Justice Michel said he believes this statement should also have been withdrawn.Legal counsel for George, Wayne Norde appealed his clients’ conviction on six grounds including “the trial judge’s failure to give direction on the subject element of self-defense”.Chef Justice Rawlins ruled that the appeal was allowed and accordingly quashed the conviction and sentence and ordered a retrial in the “interest” of justice.He further cautioned George that he was “freed from the conviction but not free to leave the Court,” since an application for bail would have to be made before the high court.Rawlins reiterated that the Court of Appeal was in no position to make such applications.Norde indicated to the media that he would make an application for bail for his client, while Director of Public Prostitution Gene Pestaina said he would be perusing the matter.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Battle Lady Cubs On The Diamond

first_imgBatesville Lady Bulldogs hosted the Madison Cubs tonight. The lady bulldogs played excellent defense again only giving up 2 runs on 3 hits, but were unable to generate any runs of their own on 3 hits. Leaving 4 runners on third in the 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 7th innings. Final went in favor of the Cubs 2-0.Whitney Axsom went 2-3 tonight with 2 doubles and pitched 6 innings recording 7 strike out but giving up 2 runs and 2 hits.The Bulldogs are now 2-4. They will travel to connersville Monday to take on the lady Spartans.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Todd Reed.last_img

Martha Shadday

first_imgMartha Sandifar Shadday, 88, of Rexville passed away at 10:40am Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Thornton Terrace in Hanover. She was born in the West Fork community in Jefferson County on September 1, 1928 the daughter of Chester and Annie Stewart Sandifar. She was married to Kenneth Shadday on November 30, 1946 and he preceded her in death on December 17, 1994. Survivors include two sons Richard (Barbara) Shadday of Rexvile and Dennis (Sheila) Shadday of Morris; 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren; one brother Bob (Shirley) Sandifar of Washington, Illinois; one sister Helen Gregory of Shelbyville. She was also preceded in death by her parents, brothers Gaylord, Elmer, Chester,Jr., and George Sandifar, and her sisters Mary Gray and Elma Kendall. Mrs. Shadday was a former employee of Reliance Electric in Madison and retired from the Muscatatuck State Developmental Center where she worked as a cook. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing and tending to her flowers and garden. Martha was a member of the New Marion Baptist Church, the Versailles-Osgood Order of the Eastern Star, and the Versailles American Legion Auxiliary. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd at 12pm at the New Marion Baptist Church with Rev. Harold Carter and Rev. Brad Creech officiating. Burial will be in the West Fork Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10am until time of services on Wednesday also at the church. Memorials may be given to the New Marion Baptist Church or the West Fork Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.last_img read more

Virtus.Pro challenge SK Gaming to $100k esports football match

first_imgWhen it comes to rosters, the teams will be using a variety of players. On the Polish side we have paszaBiceps acting as captain along with three of his teammates, Janusz “Snax”Pogorzelski, Wiktor “TaZ” Wojtas, Filip “NEO” Kubski and their coach Jakub “kuben” Gurczyński. Joining them are VP’s DOTA 2 support player Alexei “Solo” Berezin and their League of Legends Mid Laner  Ivan “Paranoia” Tipuhov.The Brazilian side will see their entire CS:GO roster play, with Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo acting as captain along with their video producer Valeri Kirov and Managing Director Alex Müller.Image courtesy of SK/Virtus.ProWhile pasza did mention a stream being included in the deal, the location of this stream has yet to be announced by either side. All information about this match will be released on this site, so make sure to stay tuned both there as well as on ESI for any upcoming information as it is released.Esports Insider says: Having professional esports players involving themselves in one of the most popular traditional sports on the planet is both interesting and a good way to promote the teams and the esports industry as a whole. SK or Virtus…who’s your money on? In what is perhaps the most interesting challenge in esports history, the Brazilian SK Gaming will be battling the Polish Virtus.Pro in a 7v7 football match. Following a Twitter dare by Virtus.Pro’s CS:GO player Jarosław “paszaBiceps” Jarząbkowski in response to a post SK Gaming made offering fans a chance to play football with their CS:GO team, came one of the most interesting ” esports tournaments” to date.We’ve seen the likes of PSG, Schalke, Valencia and more football clubs enter esports in recent times and now it’s time for two top esports orgs to try this procedure out in reverse.After talks with ESforce Holding Managing Partner Anton Cherepennlkov and ESL Vice-President Michael Blicharz, the teams agreed on the date of the event and the $100k (£78,000) prize pool. Scheduled to take place on July 10th, the day after ESL One Cologne 2017, the location has not yet been revealed.last_img read more

Update Crazed dog found foaming at the mouth and suspected of having

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A crazed and aggressive dog, that was foaming at the mouth and suspected to have rabies, was put down early this morning by a local vet. The neglected crossbreed dog was female and was unable to stand up properly. However, when approached, it would snarl and lunge.The Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) received a complaint from a resident of Van Riebeeck Park on Saturday morning about an aggressive dog in the area. League workers immediately went out to investigate.Annamarie Koen of the AACL was heartbroken when they arrived and found the dog in a terrible state. It was foaming from the mouth and could not stand properly.Due to its aggression, a catch pole had to be used to capture the dog. It was immediately taken to the kennels on the N11.They tried feeding and giving the dog water, but she refused to eat or drink throughout the weekend (a clear sign of textbook rabies).Also read: AACL does not pick up stray animals in Ladysmith Also read: Abused dog put downAlso read: Abused Great Danes removed from ownerAnnamarie told the Ladysmith Gazette that the dog was very aggressive and they had to isolate her from the other animals at the kennels.Early this morning (March 27), the dog was taken to a vet and put down.The league is waiting patiently for the test results to see if the dog had rabies or not.“It is really sad to see an animal suffering like this. Pet owners need to make sure that their animals are well looked after,” says Annamarie.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more