U.K. Offshore Wind Energy Is Cheaper Now Than Nuclear

first_imgU.K. Offshore Wind Energy Is Cheaper Now Than Nuclear FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Financial Times:The economic case for renewable energy in the UK was given a strong boost on Monday as an auction to provide electricity from offshore wind farms showed sharp falls in subsidy costs.The cost of subsidies to the UK’s offshore wind farms in contracts awarded in the auctions dropped by more than 50 per cent and is now well below the price the government has guaranteed for energy from the planned Hinkley Point nuclear power plant.Three offshore wind projects have won contracts from the government in the latest auction for “less established technologies”, which was also open to schemes such as tidal but excluded solar and onshore wind. The price of electricity guaranteed to offshore wind developers has dropped to as low as £57.50 per megawatt hour — below even the most optimistic forecasts from analysts and a significant fall from the average £117.14/MWh awarded to offshore schemes in the last comparable subsidy auction in 2015. Analysts had expected developers to bid for subsidies in a range of £60-£75/MWh, reflecting a fall in construction costs as the offshore wind industry has matured.Developers such as Dong Energy of Denmark, which is behind one of the three successful schemes, are also installing larger, more powerful turbines. The results of the latest “contract for difference” auction published on Monday were welcomed by supporters of renewable energy, who argue offshore wind and similar technologies can become the foundation of the UK’s energy policy, as the government strives to meet carbon reduction targets. Hugh McNeal, chief executive of RenewableUK, a trade body, said: “We knew today’s results would be impressive, but these are astounding.”More: Renewable energy case boosted by sharp subsidy falllast_img read more

WHO confirms H5N1 cases in Egypt, Vietnam

first_imgDec 28, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed three human cases of H5N1 avian influenza in Vietnam and Egypt, one of which was fatal, raising the global H5N1 count to 346 cases with 213 deaths.In Vietnam, a 4-year-old boy from the northern province of Son La died of an H5N1 infection Dec 16, the WHO said. He fell ill Dec 7 and was hospitalized on the 11th. His case was first reported by news services on Dec 26.The boy’s source of exposure is under investigation, the WHO said. His close contacts are being monitored, and all remain healthy so far, the agency reported.Two women in Egypt are being treated for H5N1 disease, the WHO said. One is a 50-year-old from Domiatt governorate who was hospitalized Dec 24 and is in critical condition. The other is a 22-year-old chicken seller from Menofia governorate; she was hospitalized Dec 26 and is in intensive care but recovering, the WHO reported.”Both women had contact with sick and dead poultry prior to illness onset,” the agency said. News services first reported their cases yesterday.Vietnam has had 101 confirmed H5N1 cases with 47 deaths, while Egypt has had 41 confirmed cases, 16 of them fatal.More details on Pakistan casesMeanwhile, a Canadian Press (CP) story published yesterday provided more details about the recent cluster of suspected H5N1 patients in Pakistan, saying that confirmatory testing by the WHO yielded negative findings in several of the cases, along with the single case confirmation announced yesterday.The agency said yesterday that its reference laboratories had confirmed H5N1 in one man in a cluster of several people who had tested positive in Pakistan. He was one of several brothers who had fallen ill after caring for another brother, a veterinarian who had gotten sick after culling infected poultry. Because the man with the confirmed case had not been involved in culling, the confirmation supported the WHO’s previously stated view that limited person-to-person transmission probably occurred in the family.The CP report, based mainly on an interview with the WHO’s Dr. Frederick Hayden, said testing by Pakistan’s National Institute of Health had identified nine possible H5N1 cases. The case-patients included five people in one family, a female doctor who had treated the family, and three poultry cullers unrelated to the family. Another brother in the affected family also had a suspicious illness but died without being tested and therefore was not counted as a possible case.The story said tests by the WHO’s collaborating lab in London and by US Navy Medical Research Unit 3 (NAMRU-3) in Cairo found no H5N1 virus in six of the nine people: the doctor, the three poultry cullers, a brother in the affected family who had never been sick, and a cousin who lived near the affected family and had been sick. One of the three cullers tested positive for a human flu virus, H1N1.Blood test results awaitedBut Hayden said other members of the family besides the 25-year-old man probably had the H5N1 virus and that blood serum tests for antibodies to the virus were being done to clarify the situation, according to the story. He said the negative test results might have been caused by deterioration of the patients’ samples due to repeated freezing and thawing. The results also might have been affected by the timing of the sample-taking and possible use of antiviral drugs by the patients, he said.”Until the follow-up serology (blood testing) is done, we can’t be strong in saying that H5 has been ruled out in any of these people,” Hayden told CP.The story did not specify the WHO confirmatory test results for the veterinarian or another brother who had been hospitalized with H5N1-like illness but survived.The WHO said yesterday that all other members of the affected family, other close contacts of the suspected case-patients, and involved healthcare workers remained healthy and had been released from close medical observation.See also: WHO statement on Egyptian caseshttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_12_28a/en/index.htmlWHO statement on case in Vietnamhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_12_28/en/index.htmllast_img read more

Wolf Administration Reminds License, ID Card Holders That Organ Donation Can Save Lives

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA –  With April marking National Donate Life Month, today Governor Tom Wolf reminded driver’s license and identification card holders that they can easily help another person live a fuller, longer life by registering online as an organ donor.“Potential donors considering adding the organ donor designation to their driver’s license or identification card do not have to wait for their renewal notices to take action,” said Governor Tom Wolf.  “There are steps that you can take today to become an organ donor and potentially save a life.”To add the organ donor designation to an existing driver’s license or identification card today, visit www.dmv.pa.gov and select the “Donate Life Pennsylvania” icon. Once the designation is added, individuals will receive a designation card that they must carry with them to affirm organ donor status until they renew or replace their driver’s license or identification card. There is no charge for adding the designation to your driver’s license or identification card.More than 47 percent of driver’s license and identification card holders are registered organ donors – that’s more than 4.7 million Pennsylvanians. Nearly 8,000 Pennsylvanians currently await organ transplants.Driver’s license and identification card holders, as well as registered vehicle owners, can also support organ donation programs by donating $1 to the Robert P. Casey Memorial Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Trust Fund at the time of application and/or renewal. Proceeds from the fund are used to educate and promote awareness of the organ donor program through non-profit organizations like the Center for Organ Recovery and Education and the Gift of Life Donor Program. Pennsylvanians have generously donated nearly $14 million to the fund to date.Additionally, Governor Wolf called on the General Assembly to take up proposed comprehensive reforms to the Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Program (OTDAP) to bring the program in line with best-practices. Pennsylvania was among the first states in the nation to establish an organ donation program in 1994 and the program remains a national example of effective government leadership to promote organ and tissue donation and save lives. However, the law has not been updated in more than twenty-years to keep pace with developments and best practices in the field.Last year, modernization bills were debated in both chambers of the General Assembly, but no agreement on a comprehensive update was reached. The governor looks forward to working with the General Assembly on a bill to modernize OTDAP so that it can continue to effectively serve the more than 8,000 Pennsylvanians waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.“There are some badly-needed changes that almost every other state has adopted that would modernize the donation process, potentially saving many lives,” said Governor Wolf.More information on organ and tissue donation in Pennsylvania can be found at http://www.donatelifepa.org/. April 04, 2017center_img Wolf Administration Reminds License, ID Card Holders That Organ Donation Can Save Liveslast_img read more

Seven homes sold before they could go to auction this weekend

first_imgSOLD before auction: 20 Waverley Road, Camp Hill (Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms 3 Car Spaces 3). BRISBANE’S SATURDAY AUCTION SCHEDULE: 9AM: 434 Beaconsfield Tce, Brighton, Qld 4017 4/57 Shakespeare Street, Coorparoo, Qld 4151 67 Thomas Street, Auchenflower, Qld 4066 25 Broadhurst Street, Kelvin Grove, Qld 4059 52 Trafalgar Street, Morningside, Qld 4170 8 Aruma Street, Holland Park West, Qld 4121 9.30AM: 1/87 Russell Terrace, Indooroopilly, Qld 4068 27/36 Glen Road, Toowong, Qld 4066 51 Moola Road, Ashgrove, Qld 4060 38 Woodfield Road, Pullenvale, Qld 4069 10AM: 51 Salkeld Street, Tarragindi, Qld 4121 92 Kent Street, New Farm, Qld 4005 43A Eversley Terrace, Yeronga, Qld 4104 46 Effingham Street, Tarragindi, Qld 4121 4 Purcell Street, Moorooka, Qld 4105 94 Ellington Street, Tarragindi, Qld 4121 69 Tooth Avenue, Paddington, Qld 4064 20 Farrington Street, Alderley, Qld 4051 14 Ure Street, Hendra, Qld 4011 35 Boonaree Street, Sunnybank, Qld 4109 115 Broomfield Street, Taringa, Qld 4068 279 Kenmore Road, Fig Tree Pocket, Qld 4069 10.30AM: 19 Hunter Close, Calamvale, Qld 4116 96 Ellen Street, Oxley, Qld 4075 19 Wildman Street, Clayfield, Qld 4011 19 Brinawa Street, Camp Hill, Qld 4152 122 Central Avenue, St Lucia, Qld 4067 52 Demigre Street, Eight Mile Plains, Qld 4113 19 Verdelho Street, Eight Mile Plains, Qld 4113 11AM: 20 Corbett Street, West End, Qld 4101 34 Kaloma Road, The Gap, Qld 4061 35 Louisa Street, Highgate Hill, Qld 4101 29 Pine Street, Hamilton, Qld 4007 140 Bilsen Road, Wavell Heights, Qld 4012 74 Roseleigh Street, Wooloowin, Qld 4030 10/12 Mullens Street, Hamilton, Qld 4007 65 Amy Street, Hawthorne, Qld 4171 2/40 Monro Street, Kelvin Grove, Qld 4059 13 Sirocco Place, Carindale, Qld 4152 20 Roebig Street, Aspley, Qld 4034 853 New Cleveland Road, Gumdale, Qld 4154 53 Welbeck Street, Alderley, Qld 4051 52 Ninth Avenue, St Lucia, Qld 4067 6/816 Ipswich Road, Annerley, Qld 4103 11.30AM: 23 Campion Avenue, Bardon, Qld 4065 3/28 Appleby Street, Calamvale, Qld 4116 18 Craig Street, Wishart, Qld 4122 19 Pine Street, Hamilton, Qld 4007 12PM: 118 Preston Road, Manly West, Qld 4179 More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day ago 50 Marban Street, Chermside West, Qld 4032 11 Thirteenth Avenue, Kedron, Qld 4031 32 Dalrymple Street, Wilston, Qld 4051 138 Sirius Street, Coorparoo, Qld 4151 37 Prospect Terrace, Highgate Hill, Qld 4101 5 Gordon Street, Hawthorne, Qld 4171 Lot 37, 7 Mckie Crescent, Cannon Hill, Qld 4170 7 Jermyn Street, Eight Mile Plains, Qld 4113 119 Lloyd Street, Alderley, Qld 4051 12.30PM: 742 CAVENDISH ROAD, Holland Park, Qld 4121 62 Park Avenue, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 76 Chilton Street, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 1PM: 534 Grandview Road, Pullenvale, Qld 4069 2/15 Kadanga Street, Ashgrove, Qld 4060 50 Jane Street, West End, Qld 4101 82 Elkhorn Street, Enoggera, Qld 4051 16 Sport Street, Kedron, Qld 4031 175 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield, Qld 4011 35 Yarrabee Road, The Gap, Qld 4061 31 Wood Street, Kedron, Qld 4031 1.30PM: 11 Naldi Street, Sunnybank, Qld 4109 2PM: 128 Boswell Terrace, Manly, Qld 4179 23 Bridge Street, Nundah, Qld 4012 15 Oxley Terrace, Corinda, Qld 4075 45 Gaynesford Street, Mount Gravatt, Qld 4122 3 Marianna Street, Mansfield, Qld 4122 117 Fletcher Parade, Bardon, Qld 4065 26 Blaikie Street, Hendra, Qld 4011 92 Macrossan Avenue, Norman Park, Qld 4170 54 Eleventh Avenue, Kedron, Qld 4031 2.30PM: 15 Parnassus Street (11 Magnolia Grove), Robertson, Qld 4109 17 Carnation Crescent, Calamvale, Qld 4116 3PM: 2 Henry Street, Wynnum, Qld 4178 178 Leybourne St, Chelmer, Qld 4068 53 Eleventh Avenue, Kedron, Qld 4031 87 Birley Street, Spring Hill, Qld 4000 9 Apollo Road, Bulimba, Qld 4171 1 Huegill Street, Calamvale, Qld 4116 7 Whitfield Street, Virginia, Qld 4014 3.30PM: 3 Barbigal Street, Stafford, Qld 4053 4PM: 7/32 Windsor Street, Hamilton, Qld 4007 70 Cronin Street, Annerley, Qld 4103 21 Weal Avenue, Tarragindi, Qld 4121 64 Cartwright Street, Windsor, Qld 4030 90 Borden Street, Sherwood, Qld 4075 5 Koala Road, Moorooka, Qld 4105 4.30PM: 7/5 Hillview Street, Runcorn, Qld 4113 5PM: 30 Archibald Street, West End, Qld 4101 10 Abbey Street, Wavell Heights, Qld 4012 11 Daniel Place, Newmarket, Qld 4051 5.30PM: 8 Liz Place, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 (Source: realestate.com.au) SOLD before auction: 26 Keith Street, Clayfield. (Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Car Spaces 2). SOLD before auction: 47 Stuartholme Road, Bardon. (Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 Car Spaces 2). Greg Wood had been trying to sell his Bulimba home for almost two years. Picture: Marc Robertson The absolute waterfront location was the biggest selling point for 77 McConnell Street, Bulimba.AN absolute riverfront home was among seven properties that have already sold hours before they could go under the hammer this weekend. Auction figures on realestate.com.au show 107 properties had been scheduled to be auctioned off on Saturday, seven of which were now under contract. AUCTION: Brisbane beauties arouse interest PREVIEW: Buyers crossed the road HAMMER: Looking for a seachange? How it looked from the street.The riverfront home at 77 McConnell Street, Bulimba, was among the most stunning homes that were due to go under the hammer, but agent Joanna Gianniotis marked it as being under contract Friday. The owner Greg Wood has had the property on the market for almost two years (22months). He had bought it in 2011 for $2.375m according to CoreLogic records.Among other homes to have found their new owners before auction this weekend were 47 Stuartholme Road, Bardon, 26 Keith Street, Clayfield, 20 Waverley Road, Camp Hill, 2 Ross Street, Paddington, 10 Pears Street, Auchenflower, and 318 Chapel Hill Road, Chapel Hill.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER on Twitter and Facebook FREE: Get The Courier-Mail ’s real estate news direct to your inbox The waterfront home has its own pool.last_img read more

PRO-6 to rule on Jovie’s fate – Gamboa

first_imgGamboa said Pamuspusan had summonedEspenido to explain the police officials’ recent remarks. In a press conference at Camp Delgado– headquarters of the PRO-6 in Iloilo City – Espenido said he does not fearissuing statements despite the gag order. While the PRO-6 already clearedEspenido of any links to illegal drugs, Gamboa said the regional police officeis also looking at the police official’s defiance of an order to stopdiscussing in public his inclusion in the list of “narco cops” pending investigationresults. “You are still in the PNPorganization. You observe what should be observed. Talking indiscriminately isnot observing the proper decorum. Otherwise, kung gusto niya magsalita nang magsalita against thePNP, lumabassiya, umalis siya,” Dela Rosa said in media interview in CampCrame, Quezon City. (With a report fromthe Philippine News Agency/PN) Gamboa added that all intelligencereports on the alleged narco cops are confidential. The PRO-6 director is Police BrigadierGeneral Rene Pamuspusan who pronounced last week, “Wala namantayong reliableinformation or validated report that he is involved in illegal drugs, so he wascleared.” Philippine National Police chief Archie Gamboa. GMA NEWS MANILA – The fate of controversialPolice Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido, the sacked deputy director foroperations of the Bacolod City Police Office, is to be decided by the PoliceRegional Office 6 (PRO-6), according to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief,General Archie Gamboa. It was Gamboa who issued the gagorder. He added: “This is my right. I have mypersonal right, ‘wag ninyo lang akongbawalan or else wala akong magawadin. Demokrasya tayo. Kung kasuhan ako, kung ito na lang ang paraan na ma-dismissako sa serbisyo, then let it be.” “Kungsakaling ano ang mangyari, kasi nagpa-interviewako, I (am ready to) suffer theconsequences,” Espenido told members of the media.center_img He previously gave a “generalinstruction” to policemen included in the drug watch list to remain silent onthe issue. In exchange for the gag order, hepromised that their identities will not be disclosed. In a press conference in Bacolod Cityon Feb. 19, Espenido said his name could have been “planted” on the list. Though vouching for Espenido’sintegrity, Dela Rosa advised him to leave the organization if he cannot keepquiet. According to Gamboa, based on theappreciation of Espenido’s explanation, “should it not convince Pamuspusan,then appropriate pre-charge would be executed. Otherwise, puwede ring hindi.” But Gamboa said Espenido’s commentingabout the drug watch list and PNP’s alleged “failure of intelligence” could notbe considered insubordination yet. “As a matter of procedure, thedirector of PRO-6 already took charge of that process,” said Gamboa at a pressbriefing in Baguio City over the weekend. On Feb. 20, former national police chiefand now senator Ronald Dela Rosa also took offense on Espenido’s recent actionswhich he said were putting the police institution in a bad light. Gamboa earlier vowed to deal withEspenido for granting media interviews despite the gag order he issued for allthe 356 policemen being investigated over alleged links to illegal drugs.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Blank Lady Knights In Soccer

first_imgBville JV 2 – SD 0The Batesville JV Lady Bulldogs defeated the South Dearborn Lady Knights with a final score of 2-0. Baylee Rohlfing and Audrey Weigel scored with Madison Winters and Haylee Harmeyer assisting. Led by Carissa Werner, Jill Hartman, Bre Moman, and Madison Winters the defense continues to stay strong leaving most teams scoreless. Anna Kick and Kelsey Huffner continue working well together in the center of the field.The Lady bulldogs will be in action on Monday against the East Central Trojans.Bville Varsity 4 – SD 0The Batesville Lady Bulldogs had a strong showing at South Dearborn on Thursday night. They pulled off a 4-0 victory over a good South Dearborn team. Emily Rose managed to score the only goal in the first half on a cross from Shelby Rupp that Rose gathered and buried in the back of the net. In the first half, South Dearborn was able to control much of the possession but Batesville still outshot them 8-3. In the 2nd half, the Lady Bulldogs went back to playing their game and dominated every part of the 2nd half. Shelby Rupp had a breakout performance netting all 3 Batesville goals in the 2nd half. All three goals were great shots from Rupp outside of the 18 yard box. “Shelby played great today. She is finally gaining the confidence to shot early and often and tonight she was rewarded for her efforts all season long. She now has 9 goals on the season and I look for her to add several more in the next 3 games.” Batesville’s defense played excellent all game long while limiting the Lady Knights to only 5 shots in the game and 2 in the 2nd half.The Lady Bulldogs are now 8-4-1 on the season with 3 matches to play. Senior Day is Saturday morning at 10:00 against Franklin County. The senior recognition will take place at halftime.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Laker.last_img read more

Twisters Get Win Over Cougars

first_imgThe Oldenburg Academy Twisters defeated The South Decatur Cougars 7-5 in Boys Varsity Baseball action.OA          400 100 2             7   7   0SD           102 000 2             5   9   5OA Hitting:  Adam Huber 1-4, run, hbp; Chase Hogg 1-5, run, sb; Matthew Sedler 2-3, run, 2 bb, rbi, sb; Michael Hoff 1-4, run, bb, rbi; Zach Wegman 0-3, hbp; Hunter Sullivan 0-3, bb; Zach West 1-3, run, bb; Jordan Stenger 0-3, run, bb; Glenn Geraci 1-3, rbi.OA Pitching:  Chase Hogg  6+ IP,  5 earned runs, 9 hits, 7 k, 4 bb, 4 hbp.    Win.   Zach Wegman 1 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 k, 1 bb.    Save.Twisters Varsity record: 4-6Next Game: today at North Decatur.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Doug Behlmer.last_img read more

Success Story!

first_imgWhen Shelby Rupp came to Batesville High School, I don’t know who talked her into playing basketball, but it certainly changed her life.  The EIAC’s most dominate defensive player her senior year was invited to play basketball at Thomas More University in Northern Kentucky.One hundred and fifteen wins and 3 losses later, the starting forward for the Saints women’s basketball team is one of the mainstays on the 24-0 roster.  Shelby is averaging 11 points per game and almost 7 rebounds per game.  They will enter the tournament as probably a #2 seed.  They are hoping to win their second national championship in the past 4 years.  Some of this information was obtained from a recent article in the Herald Tribune.Good luck to Shelby and the Saints as they begin their run for a national championship!last_img read more

Lady Raiders Come Up Short Against Lady Indians

first_imgMilan  7, South Ripley  5Halee Smith- 2 for 4 w/2 runsAlexa Heidt- 2 for 4 w/2 runs and RBI, Losing PitcherMady Tompkins- 6 IP, 7 Runs, 2 ER, 5 Hits, 8 K’s, 1 BB“It was a really disappointing loss tonight. We started hot out of the gate but mistakes for the fourth time this season came back to bite us. Seven errors leading to five unearned runs just doesn’t get the job done. We made a comeback attempt in the top of the seventh but just too big of a hole to climb out of. Kudos to our girls for realizing we beat ourselves tonight. We will learn from this and bounce back like we always do come Friday night.”Raiders Coach Rob Lafary.South Ripley is 11-4 and 5-3 in the ORVC. We host Southwestern (Hanover) on Friday.last_img read more

Connacht forwards crush Dragons

first_img All Connacht’s tries came from forwards with p rop Rodney Ah You and replacement lock Mike Swift adding to Muldoon’s tries while fly-half Dan Parks kicked two conversions. Tom Prydie went over for the Dragons only try with 10 minutes to go, adding to an early Jason Tovey penalty. Press Association John Muldoon scored two tries as Connacht beat Newport Gwent Dragons 24-8 at Rodney Parade in the RaboDirect Pro12. Dragons drew first blood when Tovey landed a penalty and then just missed with another from half-way. Yet that was to be the first and last time the home side were in front as Connacht’s pack hammered the Welshmen. Locks Ally Muldowney and Mick Kearney took everything in the front and centre of the lineouts as did number eight Eion McKeon at the tail. And Connacht’s front row of Dennis Buckley, Jason Harris-Wright and Kiwi Ah You had the home trio in so much trouble that Dragons head coach Lyn Jones switched the entire unit after 28 minutes. Connacht’s first try came in the 18th minute as, on a Dragons put-in, the Connacht pack won the battle which brought Muldoon his first try that Parks converted. It did not help that the Dragons were reduced to 14 men when lock Robert Sidoli was penalised at a ruck and spent 10 minutes in the sin-bin. As such, the troubled pack were depleted again which spelt trouble at a Connacht lineout 10 metres out and saw Ah You driven over by his team-mates with Parks again adding the extras. The Welshmen found some composure during half-time and came out with more focus but they struggled to get past the Connacht defence. Muldoon’s second touchdown, from a driving lineout on the right, put Connacht 16 points clear with 13 minutes left but the home side tried to get something out of the match. Prydie roared over in the corner with 10 minutes left as the Dragons gained momentum. But captain Muldoon kept his troops calm and Connacht had the last laugh when Swift went over for the bonus point score with seconds left. last_img read more