FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Indonesia will not approve any new coal-fired power stations on the heavily-populated island of Java as the country strives to reach its renewable energy development targets, the energy minister said on Thursday.“We will not approve any coal-fired power plants in Java, this island, any more,” Energy and Mineral resources minister Ignasius Jonan told a press conference.Java is home to about two thirds of Indonesia’s population of 250 million, but the island is also far better supplied with electricity than the rest of the archipelago, particularly eastern Indonesia.“We will push, very hard, in the near future that Java should build the renewables, as well as geothermal especially, as well as gas-fired power plants,” Jonan said, referring to gas power plants “at the well head.”Indonesia is committed to a target to increase the renewable portion of the energy mix to 23 percent by 2025 from about 12 percent at present, and expects to reach 18 percent in the next three years, Jonan said.More: No new coal power stations in Java, Indonesia energy minister says Indonesia Blocks Coal Expansions in Java
L – R: Ms. Carlyn Xavier, Chester “Daddy Chess” Letang and 2011 queen contestant Ms. Earlene LabassiereThe 2011 Power Soca Monarch Chester “Daddy Chess” Letang says he is not satisfied with his cash prize this year.Letang and the other winners received their checks last night during a prize giving ceremony organised by the Carnival Development Committee and the Dominica Festivals Commission.He says without any notice, the payments were short paid by 20%.“I am fuming. I am furious. I am disgusted. I am disappointed. In 2008, they gave the winners $15,000 an a little less for the first and second runner up. The prize moved in 2009 to $10,000 and a bike which is even more. In 2011 they decided to cut that in less than half-$5000 which cannot even pay for a song. However just for the interest of the art form, we decided to do the show for peanuts. Tonight we come for our prizes and we have noticed that our monies were cut by 20%,” he said.Letang says he tried to seek an audience with Chairman Colin Piper but he ran away.He says the prize money will not be accepted.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews 2011 Power Soca Monarch disgusted about 20% cut in prize money…Daddy Chess says he will not accept it by: – May 25, 2011 Sharing is caring! 46 Views no discussions Share Tweet Share Share
6 Feb 2017 Sport England announces £8.48m award for golf Sport England today announced an £8.48m award to the England Golf Partnership (EGP) to support talented players and encourage regular golfers to continue playing. EGP Chairman, Nic Coward, said: “There are 3.6m golfers in England, and the game continues to produce many world-class players. We will continue to work with Sport England on our many projects and initiatives that deliver great results across the country. “Our main aim is for all involved in the sport to work together in partnership, to put golfers first and to give everyone the best possible experience within the sport. “Now we know the level of award from Sport England, we will consider our next steps, taking time to look at how best to deliver with the resources available to us.” The funding award comes at a time when golf in England is enjoying a flourishing profile, thanks to the Olympic gold medal success of Justin Rose, reports of increased membership from 30% of clubs, support from Parliamentarians and publicity around the health and wellbeing benefits of the game, which contribute to golf’s positive impact on society.
“I was a little disappointed with the pitch. It was high and outside,” Obama said during a stint in the booth during the Nationals’ television broadcast, joking that he was going for an intentional walk. “Fortunately, Zimmerman has a tall reach.”The president suggested his accuracy would have improved with a longer outing.“If I had a whole inning, I’m telling you, I would have cleaned up,” he said.Zimmerman was more charitable, calling the pitch “OK. It was a little high and outside, but other than that, he got it there in the air.”He said that after the pitch, the president told him, “I wasn’t going to bounce it.”Obama received a loud ovation from the packed crowd, with a few boos scattered in.Obama sported khakis and a Nationals jacket, and when he got to the mound, he donned a cap from his favorite team, the Chicago White Sox.“Bad touch there,” Nationals manager Jim Riggleman said.Commissioner Bud Selig saw the president before the cap came out.“I said at one point when he had a Nationals jacket, ‘I don’t think I’ve ever been at a game when you didn’t have a Sox jacket, and he said ‘I’ve got something coming,’ and sure enough out came the White Sox hat,” Selig said.The president has said that he didn’t play organized baseball as a kid and some of the sport’s moves don’t come naturally to him. Obama prepared for the game by throwing practice pitches to aides at the White House, but he looked awkward in his delivery Monday. On the mound, he double-clutched several times before airing out the pitch.“I said balk right away,” quipped Phillies catcher Brian Schneider.The president was clearly going to err on throwing it too far rather than too short. He might have been overcompensating for his opening toss at last year’s All-Star game in St. Louis, when Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols saved him the embarrassment of a short hop by moving up to scoop a pitch inches off the ground.Taft got the opening day tradition started on April 14, 1910, in a game that also pitted Washington against Philadelphia. But those were different teams and a different league—the old Nationals, aka original Senators, hosting the Athletics in the American League. Washington won the game, 3-0, behind Walter Johnson’s 1-hitter.From then on, every president through Richard Nixon made at least one opening day pitch in the nation’s capital, until the expansion Senators left town after the 1971 season. Back then, presidents would make the toss from the stands, not the mound.(AP Sports Writer Joseph White and Associated Press Writer Julie Pace contributed to this report.) HISTORIC PITCH— Wearing a Washington Nationals jacket and a Chicago White Sox hat, President Barack Obama delivered the first pitch of the Washington Nationals home opening baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, April 5, at Nationals Park in Washington. by Frederic J. FrommerAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP)—A hundred years after President William Howard Taft started a baseball tradition with a low ceremonial first pitch, President Barack Obama went in the other direction Monday, sailing a high, wide toss at the Washington Nationals’ home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies.Just as Taft’s toss forced pitcher Walter Johnson to make an athletic play, Obama’s required Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman to lunge to prevent a wild pitch.
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For other people, it’d be about reading the latest politics or sports news. Whatever your interests, you can plug in sections on Flipboard that give you a much wider and more interesting selection of news than The Daily offers up.The crux of The Daily’s problem is that it tries to deliver a general interest traditional newspaper, except in the iPad format. However, the future of the newspaper is about increased personalization, interactivity, social features, more choice of niche content. It’s no longer about serving up a selection of middle-of-the-road fare every day and hoping that satisfies a large chunk of the newspaper-reading population (which is of course in decline, too). There are ways that a newspaper, paper or digital, can still command interest and readership. Providing local news – like my city’s newspaper, which I read from time to time. Or in-depth, professionally reported features – such as most of the articles in the New York Times, Washington Post or USA Today. However, The Daily isn’t local enough and its articles seem light fare when compared to the three U.S. dailies I just mentioned.I’ll be sticking with Flipboard for my daily news, together with my favorite sources of local and in-depth news. The Daily just isn’t doing it for me. How about you? Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… richard macmanus I wasn’t even halfway through my coffee and toast when I got bored with The Daily and fired up Flipboard. If you’re unfamiliar with Flipboard, it’s a self-styled iPad “social magazine” that lets you select what content to follow. So if you want the latest news of the day, there are multiple ways you can get that. There’s a section called “FlipNews” that offers up the latest news headlines. CNN, Fox, USA Today and other news brands have their own sections. You can plug in a selection of your favorite news RSS feeds from Google Reader. You can add a Twitter list that gives you breaking news.Let’s take the arts example. As I mentioned, I follow the latest arts news regularly and one way I do that is via Flipboard. I have 3 different art sections in Flipboard: FlipArt (sources selected by the Flipboard editors), the ‘Art’ folder in my Google Reader (filled with my favorite art blogs and websites, such as Juxtapoz and FecalFace), and my art Twitter list (a private list filled with a bunch of my favorite art tweeters). This morning, I happened to be interested in reading up on the latest news and reviews in the art world (and by art, I include music and books). I spent a good 40 minutes browsing and reading stories via those 3 sections in my Flipboard. Reluctantly, I closed Flipboard after that time – as I had work to do! But my point is, that was essentially my morning newspaper. Much of The Daily’s content this morning was of little interest to me. I hadn’t expected the sports or gossip sections to appeal to me, but I’m very interested in the arts and The Daily has an ‘Arts & Life’ section. Today, Sunday in the U.S., there was an article about an iPad version of the bible, a feature on halftime shows at the Superbowl, a review of a movie called ‘The Roommate’, and a review of a book about Michelle Obama. All pretty standard mainstream newspaper fare. The bible app article was a nice touch, although oddly there was no interactivity on that particular article. The main issue on the content side is that there is no real choice of what content is served up. It’s middle-of-the-road fare, with a few seemingly token geek stories. For example in today’s issue there was a video story about live World of Warcraft. I can imagine the editorial discussion that produced that story: “Hey we need a story about nerds, because those people have iPads, right? World of Warcraft, you say… is that something nerds do? Well then, that’s perfect!” (if that story didn’t satisfy The Daily’s geek demographic, there was also a story today about what apps Buzz Aldrin uses.) 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#New Media#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Last week Rupert Murdoch’s iPad-only newspaper The Daily was launched. The Daily is a newspaper app available to U.S. users on the iPad for 99c per week (the first 2 weeks are free; non-U.S. people can download it for trial via this method). The Daily has been touted as the “future of the newspaper” by News Corp. Audrey Watters wrote our initial review of The Daily and she was underwhelmed. In my own testing, I’ve found The Daily to be inferior to my current iPad ‘newspaper’ of choice: Flipboard. Here’s how I came to that conclusion…In an informal breakfast news test, this morning I sat in bed with my coffee and peanut butter toast and browsed both The Daily and Flipboard. OK, it was also an excuse to lounge about in bed for an extra hour! But to the point: in both content and user interface, Flipboard served up most of the articles that I ended up consuming this morning. If it had been a paper product, I’d have flicked through The Daily in about 5-10 minutes and discarded the scrunched up newspaper at the foot of my bed.At first glance, The Daily has a few nice interactive touches – like 360° photos, a short 2-3 minute video review of the day’s big news, and other multimedia features. While it could be doing a lot more with the iPad’s interactive functionality, it’s a decent start and shows the promise of what’s to come with digital newspapers.Where The Daily mostly fails to deliver is with the content. There are two big issues: firstly a lack of choice for the consumer, and secondly the blandness of the content that is on offer. As we’ll see, Flipboard is able to deliver much more than The Daily on both fronts. 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A Kolkata-born carpenter, based in Assam, is the first victim of the National Register of Citizens in south Bengal. Ashgar Ali, 50, born in the Park Circus area of central Kolkata, has been incarcerated in a west Assam detention centre for an anomaly in his father’s name. Family members in Kolkata furnished various papers on June 2 to establish that Mr. Ali was born in Kolkata.For nearly two years Mr. Ashgar Ali alias Sheikh Ashgar has been jailed in Goalpara detention centre, following an anomaly in his father’s name.Unusual surname“Our father’s name is Sk Moral. But since Moral is an unusual surname and he was often questioned if he is actually a morol (village head), he changed his name to Md Jarif. Hence, some of the papers identify him as Sk Morol, while some as Md Jarif,” explained Arshad Ali, his younger brother. While Mr. Jarif filed an affidavit in a Judicial Magistrate court in the city in December 2015, declaring that he is a Kolkata-born Indian national, his son was detained in Guwahati on July 14, 2017 for the difference in his father’s name.“Ashgar Ali’s son is in Class VIII and wife is suffering from acute arthritis…they are in a terrible situation. The problem occurred as the family is entirely uneducated,” said Zishan Ali, a close relative of Mr. Ashgar Ali, from Guwahati.Three years“We hear that that according to the Court order, if his foreign nationality cannot be established in three years, he will be released. But for one’s father’s mistake, is it reasonable to detain a person for three years?” asks Mr. Zishan Ali. Mr. Ashgar Ali, who has working in Assam for over two decades now, has been jailed in the Goalpara detention centre in west Assam. But it is “actually Goalpara district jail,” said Mr. Zishan Ali.Mr. Ashgar Ali’s parents and other family members live in abject poverty in a Park Circus slum in central Kolkata. His two brothers work as tailors, while the 83-year-old father suffers from a stomach tumour. The mother, Jubeda Begum, is frail and losing sight in both eyes. She cried incessantly while talking about his son. The family is worried about the fresh NRC in Bengal. “We have done everything that is possible to rectify the arbitrary name change of our father. But could you tell us what else we should do to ensure that the entire family does not go to jail like our brother, if NRC is indeed started in Bengal?” asked Afrin Begum, one of Mr. Ashgar Ali’s four sisters.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Eric Garcia: Man City debut justifies Barcelona exitby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEric Garcia says making his Manchester City debut justifies his decision to quit Barcelona last year.Just 17, the defender shone for City’s Carabao Cup shootout win over Leicester City this week.”I’m really proud of my decision,” Garcia said. “It’s difficult because you leave your friends, your family and your old team-mates, but at the end I need to think about my career and I’m really happy for this.”On his debut, he continued: “First I wasn’t expecting even to be in the squad then Pep told me I was starting, so I was really happy. “I wasn’t expecting this because last week I played my first full 90 minutes [post injury] against Hoffenheim so I was focused on the Youth Cup.”
New Delhi: Power Minister R K Singh Thursday ruled out consolidating all state-owned power sector firms like NTPC, NHPC, SJVNL and PFC into a single entity, saying it would be the biggest company of the world but will not be manageable. However, the minister said discussions are on regarding merger of some companies under the Power Ministry. The issue of consolidation in the power sector gained prominence after the government recently approved REC’s takeover by the Power Finance Corporation (PFC). Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep”If it (consolidation of all power sector PSUs) does happen, (then) it will be the biggest company of the world. “But we have to think about whether it will manageable in the sense that you need managerial focus also and if it become too big and too diverse, it is matter of management control,” Singh said at a press conference. He was replying to a question on whether such a consolidation can happen in the power sector to improve efficiency. When asked about mergers of some power sector PSUs, he said, “Discussions are happening of and on.” Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsIn December 2018, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the sale of the government’s 52.63 per cent stake in REC to PFC. The two state-owned firms are non-banking finance companies which fund power sector projects. The government is expected to garner around Rs 15,000 crore from this merger. Another proposal for SJVNL’s takeover by state-run power giant NTPC is also under consideration of the government. Industry experts said consolidation of firms in the same sector brings efficiency but one has to see that whether it leads to monopoly and also whether the mega entities would be manageable. Earlier last year, the government had approved dilution of its 51.11 per cent stake in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) in favour of ONGC in the oil and gas sector.