14 Jun
2021

Obama to Announce Climate Change Action

first_img Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jun 24, 2013 Obama to Announce Climate Change Action SHARE Previous articlePurdue Ag Economists say Second Farm Bill Extension seems LikelyNext articleChallenges and New Directions for ISDA Andy Eubank SHARE Tuesday President Obama will outline his plan to use executive powers to address climate change, including his intention to limit greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. Obama is expected to detail a government-wide plan to reduce the nation’s carbon output and prepare the U.S. for the near-term impacts of global warming. Measures for this would include programs to enhance the resilience of coastal communities and USDA climate adaptation hubs to help farmers cope with changes in temperature and precipitation. Former Clinton Climate Adviser Paul Bledsoe says taken together – these actions indicate an entirely new sense of urgency in addressing the threat climate change is posing to the U.S. economy and security.Obama says climate change is a serious challenge – but it’s uniquely suited to America’s strengths. He says scientists will need to design new fuels and farmers to grow them – and engineers will need to devise new energy sources and business to produce and sell them. However – the move to impose greenhouse gas limits on existing plants will raise consumer electricity prices in the short term.Source: NAFB News Service Home Energy Obama to Announce Climate Change Action Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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19 Oct
2020

‘Big Three’ join #BlackoutTuesday campaign against racial injustice

first_imgGrand Slam winners Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova and Stan Wawrinka were among other players who signaled their support for the campaign.African-American teenage phenomenon Coco Gauff and Japan’s Naomi Osaka have also expressed their anger over Floyd’s death.Replying to Federer’s Instagram post, the 16-year-old Gauff commented: “Click the link in my bio to get resources on HOW YOU CAN HELP! THANK YOU.”Osaka, whose father is Haitian and mother is Japanese, said people should be doing more than posting “the black square”. Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic were among the tennis players who joined the #BlackOutTuesday campaign against racial injustice, as protests continue over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody.Floyd died after a white policeman pinned his neck under a knee for nearly nine minutes in Minneapolis on May 25.Men’s world No. 1 Djokovic posted black screenshots on his Twitter and Instagram pages with the message “Black Lives Matter”, and was joined by Federer and Nadal, the other members of the “Big Three” of men’s tennis. Topics :center_img “I’m torn between roasting people for only posting the black square this entire week … or accepting that they could’ve posted nothing at all so I should deal with this bare minimum bread crumb they have given,” she posted on Twitter.The United States Tennis Association (USTA) posted a black screen shot as well as a statement against racism on its social media handles.The USTA, organizers of the US Open Grand Slam, said it was “extremely disappointed, angry, and heartbroken” at the hardships faced by communities of color in the United States.”The African-American community is an integral part of our tennis family and the USTA stands unwaveringly against racism and injustice of any kind,” it added.last_img read more

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21 Sep
2020

Hillsborough inquests in north-west

first_img Britain’s worst sporting disaster unfolded at Sheffield’s Hillsborough stadium on April 15 1989 during Liverpool’s FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed in the ground’s Leppings Lane terrace. Some 71 families from the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG) want the hearing to be held in London, while a smaller group from the Hillsborough Justice Campaign (HJC) asked for it to take place in the north-west outside of Liverpool or Manchester. Margaret Aspinall, HFSG chairwoman, said: “To be honest, I personally don’t mind where it is held. I’m quite happy wherever it is held as long as everything goes accordingly and we get the right verdicts on the death certificates.” Last December, verdicts of accidental death from the original inquest in March 1991 were quashed. The action was taken after the Hillsborough Independent Panel studied thousands of documents and reported that there had been a huge cover-up of what happened at Hillsborough and its aftermath. Lord Justice Goldring, recently appointed as coroner to the fresh inquests, last week said the new inquests would be held in early 2014. Explaining why he has chosen to hold the inquests in the north-west, the judge said: “The hearing is bound, it seems to me, to take several months. If it is held in London, those who wish to follow it in person will be away from home and living in hotels for a very long time. “It is plainly not a practicable solution for someone to commute from Liverpool or the north-west on a daily basis.” Lord Justice Goldring made the decision after hearing conflicting arguments at a preliminary hearing last week in support of holding the hearing in either the north-west or London. In a written direction, the judge said: “I have concluded that it would be right for the inquests to be held in the north-west. It would not be helpful further to identify a location at this stage.” The inquests into the deaths of 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster will take place in the north-west, a coroner has announced.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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19 Sep
2020

Cricket News Rohit Sharma on the cusp of equalling Sourav Ganguly’s brilliant record

first_imghighlights Rohit Sharma needs just 46 runs to reach 8000 runs in ODIs.Rohit Sharma needs 76 runs more to reach 2000 runs against Australia.Rohit Sharma will equal Sourav Ganguly’s tally of reaching 8000 runs in 200 innings. Rohit also has a fabulous record against Australia. He has hit 69 sixes against them, which is the most any player has ever hit against Australia in ODIs. He also has seven hundreds, which is the third-most by a player in ODIs against the five-time World Champions, behind Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of nine tons and Virat Kohli’s eight centuries. If Rohit Sharma scores 76 more runs, he will become only the fourth player in history to score 2000 ODI runs against Australia. Sachin Tendulkar once again stands on top with 3077 runs in 71 ODIs against Australia at an average of 44.59. Desmond Haynes and Sir Vivian Richards of the West Indies are second and third respectively with 2262 and 2187 runs respectively. Heading into the final ODI at the Feroz Shah Kotla, both teams will back themselves to win the series. India are playing at home and have not lost a series since 2015 while Australia are determined to break their rut in ODIs, having not won a bilateral series since January 2017 when they defeated Pakistan 4-1 at home. New Delhi: Rohit Sharma roared back to form in the Mohali ODI with a brilliant 95 and shared a 193-run opening stand with Shikhar Dhawan, who also showed his mettle with his 16th century. Rohit and Dhawan were unable to stitch some solid stands at the top for some games and it came as a welcome relief for Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which begins on May in England. The five-match ODI series is evenly poised at 2-2, with Australia staging a brilliant comeback with wins in the Ranchi and Mohali ODIs after India had won the Hyderabad and Nagpur ODIs. Heading into the final game at the Feroz Shah Kotla, which will be the last international assignment for India before the World Cup, there are a couple of interesting landmarks for Rohit. The Mumbai right-hander has 7954 runs from 205 matches and 199 innings. The Delhi ODI will be his 200th innings and he is just 46 runs away from reaching 8000 ODI runs. If he achieves this feat, he will equal Sourav Ganguly’s tally and become the second-fastest Indian player to reach the milestone. Ganguly had also achieved the feat in his 200th innings but he had played 208 matches when he achieved it against West Indies in the 2002 ODI in Nagpur.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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