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Durban’s waste to energy project

first_img11 October 2006The French Development Agency (AFD) is to contribute a loan of between R60- and R70-million to the eThekwini (Durban) Municipality for a project to generate electricity through the fermentation of household waste.The project is expected to generate up to 10 Megawatts of electricity – enough to illuminate about 9 000 homes – from landfill sites at the three Durban suburbs of Bisasar Road, Mariannhill and La Mercy.Gas recovery wells and generators are currently under construction at the three sites, where methane released by the waste will be converted into electric power by generators and fed directly into the city’s power grid.This will help cut back on the amount of coal burnt at the power stations that serve the city – and thus reduce South Africa’s production of greenhouse gases.“The project will enable South Africa to earn carbon credits through the Clean Development Mechanism,” the French Embassy said in a statement following the signing of the loan agreement with the AFD in Durban on Tuesday.“These carbon credits will be sold through the Prototype Carbon Fund managed by the World Bank.”The project is one of the first in South Africa to be eligible for carbon credit trading.The AFD, which supports development projects in the fields of energy efficiency, service delivery and job creation, plans to contribute over R3-billion to local projects as part of a recently signed Framework Charter for Partnership between France and South Africa.SouthAfrica.info reporter and BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

It can’t get bigger than this: Dhoni

first_imgAn emotional Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said it could not get bigger for his side to bag their second title of the year by winning the Champions League Twenty20 title.Dhoni heaped praised on his team-mates for playing as a cohesive unit to bag their second title in five months after winning the Indian Premier League in April.”It is a big moment. We are playing for the last time as a unit. We know some players will no longer be with us after the IPL auction. It is an emotional moment,” he said after his side scored an easy eight-wicket win over Warriors in the lopsided grand finale at the New Wanderers Stadium.”It can’t get better, winning the IPL and now the Champions League Twenty20,” he said.He also gave credit to the team’s success this season to coach Stephen Fleming and the “fantastic” foreigners.”Fleming took over as coach and we wanted to create an atmosphere that was good for the younger players. The senior players have really done a good job. We had some fantastic foreign players like Mike Hussey and Matthew Hayden who had really helped out the youngsters,” Dhoni said.”I am really happy with the performance in the knockout stages. The bowlers had done really well. The pacers have done well but we had banked more on the spinners throughout the tournament. The line that Ravichandran Ashwin bowled with Muttiah Muralitharan was crucial. Laxmipathy Balaji was also very good,” he added.advertisementHe said his side had faced some fitness issues initially but overcame them to win the tournament.The start of the tournament, a few of the players were infected with flu. But we overcame that and lifted the trophy.It was really satisfying,” said Dhoni.”The environment has been superb. We got a lot of support in Durban. It was 50-50 support for both sides here,” he said.Warriors captain Davy Jacobs said his side was disappointed to have lost in the final but admitted that Chennai deserved to win.”We are disappointed but Chennai deserved to win. They beat us twice in the competition and they deserve to win it,” he said.”We got off to a good start but their spinners tied us down. We lost wickets and some momentum and never recovered from there. We couldn’t get over the line but we’re happy to have been in the final,” he added. .Man of the Series, Ravichandran Ashwin, who took 13 wickets from six matches, said CSK’s loss to Victoria in the Super Over he bowled spurred him to play better instead of getting bogged down.”Nothing more special than finishing the tournament with a victory. The match I played (against Warriors in last group match) after that Super Over defeat (against Victoria) was the best of my life this far. I had three days after the Super Over loss and I bounced back,” he said.”Always bowling with Muttiah Muralitharan gives you an edge because the batsmen go after you and that gives you a chance to pick wickets.”Man of the Match, Vijay said he was satisfied with his batting in the tournament as he became the tournament highest run getter with 294 from six matches.”I’ve been working hard, and it’s a great tournament to be part of. It’s an amazing crowd here today and I’d like to thank them for their support,” he said.”After we limited them (Warriors) to 120-odd, we just wanted to go out there and play our natural game. The pitch was a bit on the slower side. Hussey and I just tried to play naturally and did it.”last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,330.67, up 79.92 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down 58 cents, or 9.8 per cent, to $5.34 on 12.8 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up 15 cents or 3.31 per cent, to $4.68 on 9.4 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Healthcare. Down 92 cents, or 9.54 per cent, to $8.72 on 5.69 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Healthcare. Down $2.89, or 8.25 per cent, to $32.15 on 5.08 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down 50 cents, or 3.85 per cent, to $12.50 on 4.62 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Down 15 cents, or 3.85 per cent, to $3.75 on 4.13 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Hydro One Ltd. (TSX:H). Utilities. Up 23 cents, or 1.2 per cent, to $19.33 on 2.43 million shares. The partially privatized utility named the 10 new members of its board, just over a month after the previous 14-member board resigned en masse following pressure from the newly-elected Ontario provincial government. Former CIBC executive Tom Woods will serve as the interim board chair until the position can be filled permanently.last_img read more

By the numbers Ohio State runs over Michigan 4213

OSU junior running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) carries the ball while Michigan linebacker Ben Gedeon (42) attempts to tackle him during a game on Nov. 28. OSU won, 42-13. Credit: Muyao Shen | Assistant Photo EditorThe annual rivalry game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the University of Michigan Wolverines has produced many great and tightly contested games throughout the years. This year’s matchup was not one of those.OSU, after being humbled by Michigan State last week, rushed passed one the nation’s elite defenses en route to a convincing 42-13 victory in Ann Arbor, Michigan.OSU struck first with a seven-yard touchdown run by redshirt sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett as the Buckeyes claimed a 7-0 lead by the end of the first quarter. Michigan got on the board with a field goal in the second and both teams exchanged touchdowns as the Buckeyes took a hard-fought 14-10 halftime lead into the locker room.The second half was an entirely different ball game, however. OSU scored a touchdown on its opening drive and never looked back. After being bullied all night against Michigan State last week, OSU dominated the Wolverines in the trenches, as the Buckeyes forced their power run game all day. On the day, OSU went through the Wolverines for 369 rushing yards, more than four times the amount it managed against the Spartans (86).Junior running back Ezekiel Elliott, after publicly criticizing the play-calling and his lack of touches in last week’s loss, put forth a herculean effort against a stout Michigan defense. For the game, he rushed for 214 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries. Barrett also added 139 yards rushing and three touchdowns on the ground to go along with 113 yards and a touchdown through the air.Redshirt senior transfer from Iowa Jake Rudock picked apart the Buckeyes through three quarters as he racked up 263 yards passing and a touchdown, his fourth straight game with 250-plus yards. However, a heavy hit by junior Joey Bosa, a former high school teammate, early in the fourth quarter left him injured and unable to finish the game.Michigan failed to impose their rushing game as it was limited to 57 yards. Sophomore Jabrill Peppers led the Wolverines with 29 yards on seven carries.With the win, the Buckeyes finished their regular season at 11-1, while Michigan ends its at 9-3.  With Michigan State’s victory over Penn State, the Spartans will represent the East Division in the Big Ten Championship Game. The Buckeyes and Wolverines, meanwhile, will be sitting at home and watching to see how the College Football Playoff committee evaluates their seasons and selects what bowl games they will represent the Big Ten in during the postseason. By the numbers:2: With his fantastic performance, Elliott has now moved into second in the all-time rushing leader category at OSU, only trailing behind two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin.19: Michigan and Ohio State, two of the top five winningest college football teams in the country, have combined for 19 national titles throughout history (eight for the Buckeyes, 11 for Michigan).77: The two programs have combined for 77 Big Ten championships, 35 of which came from OSU.3:  Elliott rushed for 214 yards at Michigan Stadium, which is the third-highest total given up to an individual in Michigan football history.42: The Buckeyes lucky’ number against the Wolverines. OSU has now scored 42 points against Michigan in three consecutive games, all victories.482: A week after putting forth one of the worst offensive performances in recent memories, the Buckeyes racked up 482 yards of offense on the road against one of the best defenses in the nation.5: Michigan had only allowed teams in the red zone to score a rushing touchdown on it five times through its first 11 games. Against the Buckeyes, they double that mark with another five.11/12: OSU has now won 11 of the last 12 meetings against the Wolverines, including six of the last eight games played in Ann Arbor.19: OSU has now won 19 straight road games, the longest active streak in college football.2: OSU only officially punted twice against Michigan, the least amount of punts in any game this year. read more

Rony Lopes believes Portugal is confident

first_imgThe Portuguese forward thinks his team is ready to get a win against Italy in the 2018-2019 UEFA Nations League seasonThe Portugal national team is set to debut in the 2018-2019 UEFA Nations League season, but they will have a difficult opponent in front: Italy.The Azzurri already debuted on the competition and salvage a 1-1 draw against Poland in Bologna.And now they will play against the Portuguese in Lisbon.For forward Rony Lopes, Italy is good, but Portugal is better.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We are confident,” the 22-year-old striker told the media as reported by Football Italia.“The fact Italy drew with Poland gives us even more belief and motivation to top the group. Italy is a good team with good players, but Portugal is ready to win.”“This team has a bright future ahead of it, as there’s a lot of quality and young players happy to learn from the experience of the elders,” he continued.“Cristiano [Ronaldo] is the best player in the world and it’d be a privilege for me to play by his side. It’s not happened yet, but I hope it will do soon,” he said.last_img read more

Guardiola hopes to return to where he began his career

first_imgManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed he will like to return to where he started his managerial career before he calls it quits.The Spanish tactician started his managerial career as the coach of Barcelona’s B team and he insists he would love to return to the side before he calls time on his managerial career.The former Barcelona midfielder took over Barca B in 2007 before becoming coach of the senior side a year later, following the departure of Frank Rijkaard. Guardiola won three LaLiga titles, two Champions Leagues and two Club World Cups in a memorable four years before enjoying similar levels of success with German side Bayern Munich.Now in his third season with the Citizens, he is hoping to defend the Premier League title they won last season with a record-breaking points tally of 100 and has already hinted at staying in England for a decade.However, Guardiola hopes to conclude his career in the dugout in the same place that it started.“My teams are going to try to play how I want,” he said to Jorge Valdano on Universo Valdano.jose mourinhoMourinho knows why City and Liverpool are so far ahead George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Jose Mourinho knows why Manchester City and Liverpool are so far ahead of everyone else in the Premier League.In an interview with the Telegraph,…“I will finish where I started; my final steps will be with youth teams. Hopefully, it will be Barca’s.””Acabaré donde empecé: mis últimos pasos ojalá sean en el Barça”, Pep Guardiola en #UniversoValdano, este jueves a las 21.30h en Movistar Liga de Campeones. pic.twitter.com/H7Mjq6iyqK— La Casa del Fútbol en Movistar+ (@casadelfutbol) September 12, 2018Guardiola has previously ruled out returning to Camp Nou to coach the senior Barca side but has been linked with a possible return as sporting director. His contract with City expires at the end of the 2020-21 season.last_img read more

Long Bay Home Owners Association issue warning following robbery

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 13, 2017 – Providenciales – Residents of Long Bay Hills are being urged to stand vigilant against any suspicious activity taking place in the area.  The advisory comes from the Long Bay Home Owners Association after one of its residents were accosted by two armed, masked men at his home this morning.Reports say he was returning from an event at around 1.40am when the men approached him, taking his watch and jewelry he had in his possession.   He yelled that he had no money on him and to take what they wanted.   The loud noise is said to have alerted his wife who dialed 911.   The intruders are said to have escaped on foot headed for Long Bay Beach Drive.The association is calling for residents to exercise extra caution if coming home late at night and to notify Dove Security Services immediately if anything appears suspicious or they feel threatened.  Officers from Dove Security are said to be cooperating with the police, as a list of vehicles and their number plates that entered and left the Long Bay Hills area during that time frame will be provided.Story by: Kimberly Ramkhalawan#MagneticMediaNews#warningissuedtoLongBayresidents#longbayhomeownersassociation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#longbayhomeownersassociation, #magneticmedianews, #warningissuedtoLongBayresidentslast_img read more

Industry Outlook Forum Focuses On Diversity

first_imgThe forum, which is sponsored by the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District (KPEDD), focuses on industry outlook for the upcoming year. The forum is free and open to the public. You can register on the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District website. KPEDD Director Tim Dillon wants to ensure the upcoming forum highlights as many industries in the Kenai Peninsula as possible: “We have a very diverse economy, and that’s one thing people will see at the Forum if they come. We have so many different things going on down here on the Kenai Peninsula.” Facebook4TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In previous years, the Industry Outlook Forum has spent significant time forecasting the future, with oil and mining executives laying out their plans for development; the upcoming event will focus on the diversity of the Kenai Peninsula’s economy. The upcoming forum will take place on Wednesday, January 9th 2019 at the Christian Community Church in Homer.last_img read more

Houston Police Carry SemiAutomatic Guns At Bush Hobby Airports

first_img Share Photo via WikimediaThe Houston Police Department has confirmed to News 88.7 the officer who carry the AR-15 rifles are highly trained to use them, and not every police officer will carry one.Some Houston police officers are carrying semi-automatic rifles at Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports, beginning this Thanksgiving travel season.Officials said it’s not just going to be for Turkey Day travel; Houston police and airport officials have been discussing the use of semi-automatic rifles for over a year.According to the Houston Chronicle, HPD officers will carry the rifles during heightened travel periods, including Christmas and spring break, and following any major domestic incidents.The Houston Police Department has confirmed to News 88.7 the officer who carry the AR-15 rifles are highly trained to use them, and not every police officer will carry one. Houston Police Lieutenant David Acres said to KHOU, “We’re just simply doing it to increase security here at the airport.” Officials are stressing the extra security measure isn’t in response to a threat.Houston Police add AR-15 rifles and more bomb sniffing dogs at Bush and Hobby Airports during busy Thanksgiving travel period. Details on @Fox26Houston pic.twitter.com/Xp3e13vycy— Ivory Hecker FOX 26 (@IvoryHecker) November 21, 2017last_img read more

TMC reaching out to disgruntled leaders to thwart BJPs poaching bid Party

first_imgKolkata: The Trinamool Congress leadership has been reaching out to its disgruntled leaders to thwart any poaching bid by rival BJP ahead of the general elections, TMC leaders said. However, opposition parties in West Bengal, including the BJP and Congress, have alleged that it was the TMC that poached elected representatives. Besides, the TMC has also taken a tough stand to curb infighting in the party. The infighting had left many party workers unhappy, they said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed BJP president Amit Shah last year had set a target of winning at least 22 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal and the party has been pulling out all stops to achieve the target.The BJP has just two seats in the state. With the target in mind, the state BJP leadership has been wooing TMC leaders and workers at various levels into the party.For the TMC, the biggest jolt came when its sitting MP from Bishnupur Lok Sabha seat in Bankura, Soumitra Khan, switched over to the BJP recently. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose The defections from the TMC had resulted in windfall for the BJP in panchayat polls held last year and also in several bypolls, where the saffron party witnessed a sharp rise in vote share and cemented its place as the main challenger to the TMC in West Bengal. Though the TMC was quick to expel Khan and another MP — Anupam Hazra — for anti-party activities, it had said Khan’s joining the BJP would not affect its prospects in Bankura in the Lok Sabha polls. However, according to TMC insiders, the party leadership has decided to keep a tab on dissident leaders and workers at various levels, and is trying to ensure they do not join the saffron camp. Sources in both the TMC and the BJP said there are several MPs, MLAs and district level leaders with whom the BJP is in touch. “We are in touch with several MPs and MLAs, and they will switch over to the BJP very soon,” senior BJP leader Mukul Roy, once a close associate of Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, said. TMC Secretary General Partha Chatterjee, however, said the people of West Bengal firmly stands by Banerjee and her policies. Those who have switched sides would get a “befitting reply” from the masses, he said. According to a senior TMC leader, who did not wish to be named, the party has reached out to several workers and leaders, and is trying to pacify them for their grievances against the party’s local leadership. “When we speak to these workers or leaders who for some reasons have distanced themselves from party activities, (but) we have seen that their respect for the party is intact. “They are angry with the local leadership which has either mistreated or sidelined them. So, we are trying to reach out to those disgruntled leaders and bring them back,” the TMC leader said. Requesting anonymity, another senior TMC leader, who is also a minister, said despite his best efforts, he has not entirely succeeded in keeping the flock together in his area due to “several provocations”. “There is a need for political schooling of the party cadre for better understanding of the present political situation,” he said. Besides dissidence, another crucial factor has been infighting in various levels of the party, another senior TMC leader pointed out. “If you try to unite everybody, someone or the other will say he will only follow the local MLA or MP. He or she won’t pay heed to what others are saying and this, in turn, has also impacted our assessment of ground level situation,” the TMC leader said. Much to the dismay of the TMC leadership in districts like Coochbehar, Alipurduar, Malda, West Midanpore, East Midnapore, Purulia, Jhargram and Bankura, the BJP has made steady inroads, said a TMC leader, adding that their local leadership was “not well informed” about the ground situation. Once hit by Maoist insurgency, the three districts of “Jangalmahal” – West Midnapore, Purulia and Bankura — have been the beacon of Banerjee’s developmental policies in the state. But the BJP during the last panchayat polls have won several seats in the belt. BJP state president Dilip Ghosh said the people of West Bengal are “fed up” with the TMC’s misrule and this was why people are joining the BJP to fight the TMC. “Party (TMC) leaders who are disgruntled and have no voice in that party, want to join BJP which has a democratic set up,” Ghosh said. The opposition leaders in West Bengal, including the BJP, have accused the TMC of being the first party which has mastered the art of defection and poaching of elected representatives. “The TMC should not crib over defection because they are just getting a dose of their own medicine. It is the TMC which has destroyed secular forces in Bengal by poaching on MLAs and MPs,” Leader of Opposition and senior Congress leader Abdul Mannan said. More than 15 MLAs and a sitting Lok Sabha MP had switched over to TMC since 2016 assermbly polls. The most recent is Congress Malda North MP Mausam Noor.last_img read more