South Korean president vows to close half of nation’s coal plants by 2034

first_imgSouth Korean president vows to close half of nation’s coal plants by 2034 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Power Magazine:South Korea’s president said the country will shutter 30 more coal-fired power plants by 2034, and bring additional solar and wind power resources online in the next five years in order to meet emissions reductions targets.President Moon Jae-in made the announcement Sept. 8 in a speech he delivered virtually for the United Nations’ International Day for Clean Air for blue skies event. The president said his administration will close 10 of those operating coal-fired plants by the end of 2022. He also has called for the country to phase out nuclear power.South Korea has about 60 operating coal plants, which generate about 40% of the country’s electricity. The country over the past three years has implemented temporary shutdowns of plants that are more than 30 years old, including idling about half the coal-fired fleet earlier this year in an effort to reduce air pollution.Jae-in also said South Korea will more than triple the number of operating solar and wind power installations by 2025, compared with the number online as of 2019. The country also will provide incentives to increase the number of electric vehicles on its roads to 1.13 million, up from the current 110,000, and to increase the number of hydrogen-powered vehicles to 200,000, up from the current 8,000.“The government will work with the people to bring back the blue skies with more powerful environmental policies,” Jae-in said. The president said the targets announced Monday are in line with his administration’s goals to produce more energy from low-carbon sources, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.Jae-in’s administration has ended construction of any new coal-fired power plants—the country in 2017, the year Jae-in took office, reached a new high for coal-fired power generation—while supporting renewable energy resources, including the use of fuel cells. He said in his speech Monday that climate change has become “the most important problem in our generation,” noting the country has been hit with three major typhoons in a two-week period in late August and early September. He emphasized that the country needs clean air, in part to help combat the coronavirus pandemic, and also to promote economic growth.[Darrell Proctor]More: South Korea will close half its coal-fired fleetlast_img read more

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The story behind the visual identity of the House of Art Arsen, a new great cultural and creative story of Šibenik

first_imgThe author duo believes that every visual identity must largely reflect space and what happens in it, and that it is inconceivable that space, whether public or private, is not visually thought out and connected to what it represents. During the process of working on the solution, it became clear what message they want to convey with a visual identity – In this case, Arsen is an artist and educator who attracts the audience to himself, and the space that bears his name has an open door for everyone.. With the completion of the renovation of the former Odeon cinema hall and its transformation into a new city public space intended for music and stage events, cinema screenings, theater performances, exhibitions and conferences, Šibenik got a new excellent quality space that will surely breathe new rhythm into the city. After the space was renamed at the beginning of the year – Arsen House of Art, Šibenik Fortress of Culture (which was given the management of the space) announced a call for a visual identity whose recognizability, originality and modernity will reflect the purpose of the space and program content. towards customers, partners and the public. According to the Šibenik Fortress of Culture, the work of the author’s team was selected from as many as 33 applicants Plac Studio. Behind the name are two creatives from Zagreb – Roko Jurjević and Ivan Klanac – better known to most as Roko and Klanac. JU Tvrđava kulture Šibenik is involved in the completion of the adaptation project together with the city, and the Institution is also entrusted with the future management of the renovated hall. It is the Šibenik Fortress of Culture that has proposed a name that pays tribute to one of the greatest artists of recent Croatian history: academic musician, individual and intellectual, composer, singer-songwriter, painter, arranger, translator, silent craftsman and poet of general practice, Šibenik musician and artistic genius – Arsen Dedić This is exactly what the biggest challenge in the project is related to – finding a creative solution that would meet the character and work of Arsen Dedić and a multimedia gathering space, or merging the tradition represented by Arsen and the future of space. We perceive Šibenik as a city rich in history, culture and, above all, inspiring people, the authors point out and add “We started a discussion about what the Arsen House of Art is and what kind of identity could be developed. We presented the project task to a friend and fellow designer Aleksandar Obrenović, with whom we started further elaboration. We were guided by proposing a quality and applicable solution and in some way paying tribute to Arsen and the people of Šibenik, whom he represented through his artistic work. “center_img Photo: Šibenik Fortress of Culture “We are aware of the greatness of the character and work of Arsen Dedić, the influence he had on Šibenik, Croatia and even the world. To this day, our parents keep his records and tapes, and one of us even had a chance to meet him. We really researched everything, from Arsen’s music and poetry, his first designed single, to the history of Šibenik and the former Odeon cinema. Somewhere in the middle, when we already had the concept sketches, we reached for the project task again to match the concept to the needs.. At the end of the process, we reviewed everything we had prepared and finalized only what we were completely satisfied with and what we think met all the criteria. And what we have chosen you have the opportunity to see in the final solution”” Say Roko Jurjevic and Ivan Klanac. The authors of the paper also emphasized that the process always begins with a conversation that very quickly grows into ideas that are later transferred to paper (or screen) and continue to grow and develop. As the design process is complex and different for everyone, they point out that Arsen’s music accompanied them through this one, and it took about a month from idea to realization. Finally, the authors emphasize how design essentially problem solving so it is critically observed that way. “Has a particular design solved the problem of visibility and brand recognition as such? If, if you have noticed and remembered it, the problem has been solved and the designer has done his task properly together with the client” The intention of the House of Art Arsen is to gather, to be a place for performances, conferences and workshops, and the visual code that emphasizes openness should help to become a recognizable place in Šibenik, but also in Croatia.last_img read more

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PREMIUMRiver troops: Jakarta’s unsung heroes who try to keep city’s waterways clean

first_imgTopics : Log in with your social account Forgot Password ? Facebook Linkedin Google At a modest rest area on a riverbank in Palmerah district in West Jakarta, several workers from the Jakarta Environment Agency Water Bodies Unit took refuge from the blistering heat as they got ready to go back to work after their lunch break came to an end. The workers, wearing orange uniforms and matching rubber boots, are tasked by the agency with collecting trash to keep Jakarta’s rivers and riverbanks clean — no small feat in a city where littering remains a massive issue. After finishing their afternoon shift on Jan. 27, the three workers observed the results of their physically taxing work, which they do daily for the city.Every day, they row along the river on a floating platform and pick up the trash they find along the way. Small dump trucks drive along the riverbank to collect the trash, which is deposited every 200… LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here RiverPollution river river-waste river-conservation clean-water cleaning waste WasteManagement trashlast_img read more

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Nicolas Pepe misses Arsenal’s clash with Barcelona at Camp Nou

first_imgNicolas Pepe misses Arsenal’s clash with Barcelona at Camp Nou Arsenal are also without Alexandre Lacazette against Barcelona after the French striker suffered an ankle injury in the 2-1 defeat against Lyon last Sunday.Meanwhile, Lucas Torreira is available after he was granted an extended break due to playing for Uruguay at the Copa America earlier this summer.Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac also travelled to Barcelona after the pair were given time off following a recent attempted car-jacking.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Nicolas Pepe completed his move to Arsenal earlier this week (Getty Images)Nicolas Pepe will miss Arsenal’s final pre-season friendly against Barcelona at Camp Nou on Sunday.The 24-year-old completed his move to the Gunners from Lille earlier this week for a club-record £72 million fee.But Arsenal fans have been made to wait to see their marquee signing in action as Pepe did not travel with Unai Emery’s 21-man squad to Spain.The decision to leave Pepe in London is simply a precautionary measure by Emery as the winger only started pre-season training on Friday and still lacks match fitness.ADVERTISEMENTArsenal have said that Pepe ‘has been given extra time to get up to speed’ along with Alex Iwobi and Mohamed Elneny, who also did not travel to Barcelona. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 4 Aug 2019 4:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.8kShares ARSENAL SQUAD VS BARCELONA GOALKEEPERS: Leno, MartinezDEFENDERS: Sokratis, Mustafi, Monreal, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Chambers, ThompsonMIDFIELDERS: Ceballos, Ozil, Guendouzi, Torreira, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, WillockATTACKERS: Aubameyang, Nketiah, Saka, Martinelli, Nelson Pepe started training with Arsenal on Friday (Getty Images)Pepe reached the quarter-finals with Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations in July and went on holiday to the United States after the tournament.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe winger flew straight from Miami earlier this week to finalise his move to Arsenal and has only had two sessions to build up his fitness.Pepe is now in a race to be available for Arsenal’s Premier League opener against Newcastle United next Sunday. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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No Criminal Libel: Media group wants criminal libel removed from statute books

first_img Share PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) Tuesday called on regional governments to take action to erase the common law offences of criminal libel, including blasphemous, obscene and seditious libel from their statute books.In a message marking World Press Freedom Day, the regional media umbrella body said the politicians insist on retention of criminal defamation statutes despite the evidence that they pose a danger to free speech and freedom of the press.“In this regard, we call on the government of Jamaica and all other Caribbean community countries to take action to erase the common law offences of criminal libel including blasphemous, obscene and seditious libel from their statute books.“It is a position endorsed by a Joint Select Committee of the Jamaican parliament in 2008, following submission of the Justice Hugh Small Report that very year.”The ACM said that though the media landscape in the Caribbean is undergoing a measure of change, “such change is not being matched by a corresponding revolution in official mind-set.“Despite repeated promises, the government of Guyana persists in its refusal to award new radio broadcasting licenses and has used state advertising revenues as a tool of media punishment and reward.“The state media in Trinidad and Tobago still wrestle with the spectre of political control and there is evidence that a coercive broadcast content quota system will return, courtesy state regulators, to the front burner in due course.”ACM said that the majority of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have also not passed access to information laws.“The presence of such laws is a prerequisite to declaration of the bona fides of a Caribbean country as one committed to transparency and accountability. In instances where such laws exist, it is also important to ensure they are truly providing unfettered access to official information in the way originally intended,” the ACM said.“We would further urge political figures to shun the inclination to blame media messengers in an attempt to vilify the media for stories unfavourable to them.”The ACM said that it has also taken note of the extent to which factors within the media industry itself are providing obstacles to the achievement of a truly free press.“Poor media performance, oppressive industrial relations environments, endemic self-censorship, incompetent media leadership and a lack of professional commitment by media practitioners provide a tragic basis for erosion of free expression and a free press.“We note with concern that the loss of jobs in the news media industry can serve to weaken the fabric of press freedom and free expression. This is particularly disconcerting when we witness declarations of increased corporate profits even as poor financial performance has been cited as the reason for layoffs and cutbacks. “The ACM said that together with its national affiliates and focal points, they are building a platform for media workers to undertake the work necessary to address some of these shortcomings.The ACM, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, said it was also looking forward “to the day the regional media leadership takes up the challenge as well.“Hopefully, like the media workers, the captains of the regional media industry will someday provide a united, cohesive front in the face of the new and old barriers to new and old frontiers, as they did in the past,” the ACM added. Sharing is caring! Share 12 Views   no discussionscenter_img NewsRegional No Criminal Libel: Media group wants criminal libel removed from statute books by: – May 3, 2011 Share Tweetlast_img read more

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‘Kill stray dogs? Euthanize their owners instead’

first_img“There are more decent solutions.” Tamica Longno averred, “You give rapists and pedophiles and murders second chances, sowhy is it so hard to give an innocent dog or cat or any animal a second chanceat life? Or are you really that heartless and backward?”/PN “Iloilo is a livable city. Is thisstatement applicable to humans only?” As of this writing, the petitionalready had over 3,500 signatories. Forteza, meanwhile, urged those withdogs to be responsible pet owners and by that, he meant that the dogs must beleashed. “I write this petition in behalf of alot of my fellow Ilonggo animal lovers. More importantly, I write this inbehalf of all the stray dogs who cannot speak for themselves. They aresuffering everyday on the streets either by hunger, maltreatment orabuse. These dogs deserve better lives,” according to Chavez. Unclaimed stray dogs would beeuthanized by overdosing them with barbiturates. Bobbie Casiple wrote: “Animals have the same rights as humans have.” But according to Chavez, killingstrays dogs is not the solution to the problem. She urged the city governmentto explore alternatives. Chavez said the city government shouldwork with animal lovers and nongovernment organizations to come up with “morehumane and civilized” ways of controlling stray dogs. City Beautification Program head NindaAtinado recently sought the City Veterinary Office’s help. She said not onlyhumans but stray dogs, too, were vandalizing ornamental plants that the citygovernment planted at the Iloilo Esplanade and the median strip of the Sen.Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue in Barangay San Rafael, Mandurriao district. According to Forteza, apprehendedstray dogs would be impounded at the city government motorpool on DelgadoStreet where owners could claim them. Kriska Faith de Leon suggested:“Irresponsible owners should be the one to suffer, not their dogs. Governmentshould provide free spaying and neutering, vaccinations and shelter as well.” Vivian Almasol wrote: “I want this to stop. I don’t want to let the strays suffer theconsequences of the city government’s development plan. There has to be a moreeffective solution.”center_img “If no one shows up to claim the dogsor adopt them, we will do mercy killing. We will put them to sleep,” Forteza. Chavez’s online petition has attractedvarious reactions. Some described the proposed “mercy killing” as animalcruelty or animal abuse. Dinah Cristina Amane warned of “karma to the people responsible for the murder of helpless dogs.” Some who signed the petition tooktheir reasoning further. These are just some the reactions anonline petition against the “mercy killing” of stray dogs here has gotten twodays since it started. ILOILO City – “Let the irresponsibleowners suffer, not the innocent animals.” Jennifer Go agreed. She wrote, “Start with rabies vaccination…ask help from veterinaryschools.” She suggested “neutering services forstray dogs” and for the city government to “establish animal shelters.” Dr. Tomas Forteza, city veterinarian,agreed to round up stray dogs. Animal lover Mikaela Chavezkick-started the petition “Stop the Stray Dog Mercy Killing in Iloilo City”right after the City Veterinary Office announced it would round up stray dogsand kill them for destroying ornamental plants at the Iloilo Esplande andelsewhere in the metropolis. Camille Billones wrote, “Instead offocusing on useless plants, the city government could have used the funds forspaying or neutering these stray dogs.” “Gasagodsila ido pero wala sila galantaw sang ila responsibilidad para mag-safe aton community.They must keep their dogs within their premises,” said Forteza.last_img read more

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Area Football Friday Sectional Scores (10-20)

first_imgArea Football Friday Sectional Scores.1st Round Sectionals  (10-20)Class 3A-Sectional 31Batesville  38     Charlestown  22Greensburg  33     Salem  30Lawrenceburg  33     Brownstown  14North Harrison  50     Corydon  14Class 4A-Sectional 23East Central  48     Edgewood  6Franklin County  46     Jennings County  34South Dearborn  22     Scottsburg  21Silver Creek  42     Madison  7Class 2A-Sectional 37Milan  28     Heritage Christian  14Triton Central  21     Knightstown  0Eastern Hancock  35     Centerville  21Indy Scecina  49     Union County  24Class 1A-Sectional 46Tri  60     Oldenburg Academy  14Hagerstown  40     North Decatur  12South Decatur  57     Edinburgh  34Indy Lutheran  54      Cambridge City Lincoln  16Class 2A-Sectional 39Eastern Pekin  59     Switzerland County  21Class 3A-Sectional 29Indy Ritter  55     Rushville  14Class 4A-Sectional 22Mooresville  61     Connersville  13last_img read more

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Harriet Ruth Hunter, 77

first_imgHarriet Ruth Hunter, 77, Greensburg, passed away into God’s glory on December 19, 2018 in Columbus Hospital in Columbus, Ind. She was born November 30, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Beav and Myrtle Crisp Hoskins.She lived most of her life in Decatur County. She attended school in Clay Township and Burney schools, and graduated in 1959 from Greensburg High School. She worked at the dress factory in Greensburg, was a housewife for many years, and then worked at the Indiana State Fair office, Internal Revenue Service, and Fort Benjamin Harrison Army Finance Center in Indianapolis before retiring.She married Andrew Eugene “Bud” Hunter on October 18, 1959 at the First Church of God in Greensburg. They had six children: Nancy Jo (Everett) Collins, Indianapolis; Andrew Eugene Jr. (Denise) Hunter, Melbourne, Florida; Robert Matthew (Kristi) Hunter, Indianola, Iowa; William Edwin (Cindy) Hunter, Gilbert, Arizona; Beverly Jane (Jaime) Rivera, Greensburg; and Cindy Lou (Jay) Crowder, Brazil, Indiana. She had 14 grandchildren: Jessica, Adam, Amber, Jonathan, Sean, Samantha (and husband Sean), Mindy and husband Dane), Cody (and wife Lacey), Sabrina, Lucas, Sarah, Natalie, Becca, and Julia. She also had three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers Kenneth Hoskins, San Antonio, Texas, and Jim Hoskins, Milroy.She was a very passionate follower of Jesus Christ all her life and served Him faithfully until she was called home for her eternal reward. She loved tending her flowers, cooking and baking, listening to Christian and Southern Gospel music, reading books and magazines, chronicling her family’s ancestry, and attending and following all the adventures and activities of her children and grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Richard Hoskins, sister Kathleen Wilson, daughter Nancy Collins, and son-in-law Everett Collins.Services are being handled by Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, December 22nd with the funeral at 2:00. Pastor Mike Fields will officiate. Burial will follow at the Milford Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the Decatur County Relay for Life.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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McIlroy breaks course record

first_img Press Association Rory McIlroy warmed up for next week’s Open Championship with a course record of 64 in the opening round of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open on Thursday. Sweden’s Kristoffer Broberg had established a new mark of 65 at Royal Aberdeen after going out in the first group at 6:30am, but that lasted a matter of two hours as McIlroy also made light of the windy conditions. The former world number one carded eight birdies and one just bogey, even driving the green on the downwind par-four 13th – a distance of 436 yards. center_img “Everything was pretty much on,” a delighted McIlroy said. “I controlled my ball flight really well which is the key to me playing well in these conditions and on these courses. “I’ve been working the last 10 days on keeping the ball down, hitting easy shots and taking spin off it and I went out there today and really trusted what I practised.” McIlroy revealed he had also driven the 13th in Wednesday’s pro-am, although it probably still came as a shock to the group ahead of Ian Poulter, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Jimmy Walker, who were still on the green. “I’m driving the ball really well and I feel if I can get driver in my hand and have an advantage on the field I should do it,” he added. “Going out this morning in these conditions I thought anything in the 60s would be a good score so to shoot something better than that is pleasing.” The scoring overall was excellent given the wind was gusting up to 20mph, with McIlroy’s fellow Northern Irishman Michael Hoey carding a 66 and former world number one Luke Donald and Scot Marc Warren shooting rounds of 67. Defending champion Phil Mickelson also looked set to finish four under par, only to three-putt the 18th for his only bogey of the day. Broberg won four times on the Challenge Tour in 2012, three of the victories coming in the space of four weeks. “I played really, really well,” he said. “I hit very good shots and a lot of close ones, so this helps a bit. And I kept away from those bunkers and stayed patient. “I woke up at 4am and saw the wind out there. There was a little less wind to start, but it got more windy after eight holes so it’s the same for everybody.” last_img read more

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Valvoline continues Nathan Rahaman sponsorship

first_img… Georgetown Grand Prix on todayPOPULAR Lubricant brand Valvoline has continued its backing of Nathan Rahaman for today’s GT Motorsports Grand Prix round two.At a presentation earlier this week, Rahaman received sponsorship from the brand’s local supplier, Sankar’s Auto Works.Rahaman said, “(I am) very appreciative. Valvoline has been a sponsor for three generations in the family and I am happy to be driving with tts name alongside,” he stated.E-Networks, Altitude Bar and Grill, and Atlantic Marine Supplies are his other sponsors.Nathan will be joined by Jeremy Ten-Pow, Rayden Persaud, Paige Mendonca and Zachary Persaud.Meanwhile, the top X30 junior overall winner this year will get a fully sponsored drive during the 1st weekend of January at the AMR Motorplex Karting Challenge in Homestead, Florida.The package will include kart, airfare and hotel for the competitor at the Motul-sponsored event.After the first round, Nathan Rahaman (61 points) holds a slim lead over Zachary Persaud (60) with Rayden Persaud (50) in third.Meanwhile July 6 has been confirmed as the date for the second round of the GT Motorsports Championships.The X30 senior class is being led by Stephen Nobrega with 50 points, ahead of Zachary Boodram (30) and Elan Rahaman (18).The 60cc Kids Cup has Justin Ten-Pow (77 points) leading Nicholas Sawh (54) and Ben Phang (45).Kristian Jeffrey leads the Easy Cup super with 70 points ahead of Stefan Jeffrey (61).At the rookie end of the Easy Cup, Naresh Alves leads with 75, Ackeem Thomas has 48 and Luis Kumar has 45.Action gets going from 16:00hrs with qualifying and admission is free.last_img read more

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