Thailand dusts off renewable energy plans as unrest subsidesRecent political clashes pushed renewable energy to the back burner, but the new energy boss plans to reignite the sector. July 17, 2014 Ian Clover Legal Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Thailand’s months of political turmoil which culminated in a military coup on May 22 may have punctured economic growth in each of the country’s main industries, but signs are emerging that ruling military officials are keen to restart some of the previous government’s policy targets, including those related to renewable energy. Having overthrown former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in May (Yingluck was accused of corruption in connection to a deal to sell rice to China), the ruling junta, led by Thai army chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, has wasted little time in trying to steer Thailand back towards a normal path of economic growth. The first quarter of 2014 saw the Thai economy contract by 2.1% compared to the final quarter of 2013 as each of the main industries saw their growth prospect pummeled during the unrest. The country’s previously soaring solar PV sector has been particularly hard hit, but newly appointed director general Viraphol Jirapraditkul has said this week that the Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency Department will reignite Thailand’s renewable energy landscape, beginning with a revamp of the feed-in tariff (FIT) and reintroduction of tax breaks for installers of solar power. The ruling regime sees solar energy projects as key to attracting foreign investment scared off by recent events. Having launched a solar rooftop scheme in September last year, the target was to have installed 200 MW of rootop capacity by now. As it stands, just 100 MW is scheduled to come on stream, and the country is falling some way short of its aim to reach almost 14 GW of renewable energy by 2021. Current data from the Thai Ministry of Energy’s Energy in Thailand: Facts and Figures 2013 report suggest that 3.78 GW of renewable energy capacity is currently installed. “We now have only seven years to achieve our target, and it is time to speed it up,” said Viraphol during the opening of the Thailand Esco Fair yesterday. The Thai Esco Association has lobbied the ruling military regime to revise energy regulations and make it easier for companies to access the bidding process for state solar contracts. In January, following the dissolution of the Thai government, the Thai Photovoltaic Industries Association met with local installers to try to work through a deal to keep the country’s solar aims on track. However, the most recent data suggests that little more than 50 MW of rooftop solar PV applications have been approved so far due to a lack of permitting. 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ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsGyöri Audi ETO KC will start their title defence in the Women’s EHF Champions League in Group A with Thüringer HC, Hypo NÖ and a qualifier from Group 3. The draw of the Group Matches on Friday at the Gloriette in Vienna defined all four groups of this stage.In Group B the 2012 winners Buducnost Podgorica will meet FC Midtjylland, MKS Lublin and Qualifier 2. The last year runners-up and 2011 trophy holders Larvik HK will play in Group C with the newcomers Balonmano Bera Bera, HC Podravka Vegeta and Qualifier 4 and Slovenian giant RK Krim Mercator will face Metz Handball, IK Sävehof and Qualifier 1 in Group C.The first round of the Group Matches is scheduled for 5/6 October and only two best teams from each group will qualify for the next stage – Main Round.Results of the Women’s EHF Champions League Group Matches Draw: Click to comment Read about the qualification groups herePlaying dates of the Group Matches:Round 1 – 5/6 October 2013Round 2 – 12/13 October 2013Round 3 – 19/20 October 2013Round 4 – 2/3 November 2013Round 5 – 9/10 November 2013Round 6 – 16/17 November 2013TEXT: EHF Related Items: Thüringer HC (GER)FC Midtjylland (DEN)Metz Handball (FRA)Balonmano Bera Bera (ESP) Group AGroup BGroup CGroup D Qualifier 3Qualifier 2Qualifier 1Qualifier 4 ShareTweetShareShareEmail Györi Audi ETO KC (HUN)Buducnost (MNE)RK Krim Mercator (SLO)Larvik HK (NOR) Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Hypo Niederösterreich (AUT)MKS Lublin (POL)IK Sävehof (SWE)HC Podravka Vegeta (CRO)
Click to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmail Recommended for you Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Norwegian destiny in hands of Portugal and France “WANNESINN”! Sweden to play WCh Final after 20 years! ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsFrance is the first EHF Euro 2014 finalist! With an obligatory shout: ‘Allez!’,Les Experts have secured their third European championship final in history. If tradition is anything to go by, France could now be well on their way to their third Euro trophy as well, as the Experts have won in both of their European championship finals so far.But it wasn’t all fun and games for Claude Onesta’s team from the beginning, as the Olympic champions have lost the second half after a series of errors on both defensive and offensive end, which saw Spain turn the match to their favor at the break. It was the first five minutes that proved key like so many times before as France had managed to turn the match in their favor in the opening minutes the second period and win 30:27 in the end, in a match that could easily go down as another Euro classic.STATISTICSThe first half saw France open the game excellently upon confusion and bad defensive focus from Spanish team. It was Thierry Omeyer who marked the first 12 minutes of the match with two point-blank saves at the very beginning andan impeccable record of 50% saved mid-way through the first half. The first 15 minutes have been difficult to predict for anyone as France lead the game with 10:5upon individual fast-break from Guigou. Twenty minutes into the match the result stood at 11:7 with both Abalo and Guigou 100% (3/3) from their chances as Spain started to feel increasingly worried about their performance in this match. The difference JulenAguinagalde made to the Spanish team since recovering from injury became that much more evident when Vive Targi Kielce line-player made it 12:10, 6 minutes until the end of the half. France were just poorly focused defensively in the last minutes of the halfLuka Karabatić and Accambray got suspensions for their careless tackles. It was Canellas that brought Spain back to life with his strike for 12:11, five minutes until the half-time whistle. Last four minutes of the half, were married by turnovers, technical errors and suspensions for ‘Les Bleus’ asCanleas’ was putting in a clinic, with no less than four consecutive goals unanswered by the French, that completed the 6:0 series for Hispanos and 8:1 turnaround that brought Spain a two-goal lead at halftime, with 12:14 the score.First minutes of the second half were marked with caution from Spanish team, but France was aggressive on both ends in a bid to get back the lead. After Luka Karabatić received his second suspension of the match that marked the decisive moment for ‘Les Bleus’ as the individual quality of Narcisse and Karabatić shone though to level the score at 16:16, five minutes from the start of the half. Narcisse and Porte made it 18:16, upon a 6:2 series, from the French team before Porte again, putting in a show to separate the teams with three goals at the start of the 40th minute. After Nikola Karabatić got his second suspension of the match, which made the Serbian-born back proceed to the gam with caution, Ugalde leveled the score at 21:21. Ten minutes until the final whistle saw Entrerios set the score at 24 all, assisted by Aguinagalde. Luka Karabatić received his third suspension and therefore an automatic red-card for a tackle to preserve his team’s narrow lead at 25:24. Porte made it 27:25 after a timeout form Onesta, and ‘Les Experts’ were heading into the last five minutes of the match with 28:26, after a goal from Abalo.Canelas’ ten goals of the night couldn’t stop the French, who entered the last minute celebrating, after Luc Abalo set what will be the final score at 30:27 and more importantly the final to play in on January 26. Spain will have an opportunity to finish the job left undone in Serbia when they failed to win the Bronze medal loosing to Croatia, guaranteeing a busy day at Jyske Bank Boxen on Sunday! TEXT: NEMANJA SAVIC Related Items:EHF EURO 2014, euro 2014 denmark, france, France ehf euro 2014 Spain, France and Sweden join Denmark in semi-final!
ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsBoard of Slovenian League accepted demand of two best teams RK Celje Pivovarna Laško and RK Gorenje Velenje to play in the SEHA GAZPROM League. Two best teams will play in regional competition from the start of 2016/2017 season.Currently, league has 12 teams, but it is expected that Hungarian champions MVM Veszprem leave the competition. Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmail Related Items:seha gazprom league Click to comment SEHA Final4: Veszprem domination in All Star team – Coralles is MVP Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. SEHA TOP 8: PPD Zagreb win in Presov, Meshkov with only +2 to Ukraine Telekom Veszprem directly to SEHA Final4 – RK Vojvodina won’t travel to Hungary
Load remaining images Tucked away from the small Metropolis of Omaha, NE stands the Sumtur Amphitheater. There beneath a cloudy sky, Umphrey’s McGee played an outstanding show for a smaller-than-usual crowd that made the concert even that much more intimate. With the concert tickets being those small raffle tickets, the seclusion and smallness of the show was intact from the beginning.They began the show right at 7:30 and opened with “Room to Breathe”. Followed was “Piranhas”, a newer number that has only been played a couple of times. “Prowler” was next, but the show didn’t really get going until they played “Bright Lights Big City”. It had a good jam, and the irony of the song in a place where no skyline was visible was well done. They played “Draconian” and then the rarer instrumental “End of the Road”. During the entirety of the first set, some fans on the rail were jamming out to Umphrey’s while building a small tower made of beer cans. It reached a nice height and even guitarist and singer Brendan Bayliss took note of it when he said, “For the record that was a very impressive beer can structure my friends.” Umphrey’s then closed out the set with “Rocker II”.The second set was much better executed than the first. It opened with a monster “Der Bluten Kat” with a “Sociable Jimmy” sandwiched in the middle. “Miami Virtue” was probably the improvisatory highlight of the night, as they built the peak to a soaring level. The improvisation was vintage Umphrey’s at their best, and they didn’t want to end it just because they were getting ready for the next song. So they segued it seamlessly into “The Floor”. You could hear “The Floor” coming a mile way, and it was easily the best (and really the only true) segue of the night. “Search 4” saw an extended jam for the outro that was an unexpected surprise as most versions are straightforward. They closed the set with “Andy’s Last Beer”. As per usual, during the bridge, Bayliss, Jake Cinninger, and Andy Farag led the crowd in a clap that went to the abnormal time signature of the song. Omaha folks have something to be proud about; they did a good job of clapping to the beat.The show ended with an encore of The Who’s “Baba O’Reilly”. It was a standard version, and Umphrey’s ended at exactly 10:30. Either they honored a contract that said they would end at such a time or the boys saw the lightning in the distance and didn’t want to get caught in anything bad. So as concertgoers exited the venue happy with the performance Umphrey’s provided, they were also treated to the occasional flashes of light that only Mother Nature can provide. Umphrey’s continues on their Midwest run tonight with a show in Des Moines, IA.– words and photos by Daniel OjedaSETLIST 6/25/15:Room to BreathePiranhasProwlerBright Lights Big CityDraconianEnd of the RoadRocker IIDer Bluten KatSociable JimmyDer Bluten KatMiami Virtue ->The FloorAugustSearch 4Andy’s Last BeerBaba O’Reilly
ENGLEWOOD, N.J., Sept 10, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Medicare data shows heart attack patients treated at Englewood Hospital have better survival rate than those treated at any other New Jersey hospital. Click here to read full story. Englewood Hospital and Medical Center was among the top three hospitals in the U.S. for the lowest heart attack mortality rate, according to new government data. According to newly released statistics from the Center for Medicare Services (CMS), heart attack patients with Medicare coverage who received treatment at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center had a better chance of surviving over a 30-day period than those treated at any other hospital in New Jersey. According to the data, Englewood Hospital’s 30-day mortality rate for heart attack patients was 12.4 percent–significantly better than the national average of 16.1 percent cited by the Medicare study.
RANSON, W.Va. (AP) – Authorities say they have found no traces of a chemical agent inside a small-town post office in West Virginia where a package exploded and spewed an unidentified white powder.The scare prompted officials to quarantine 15 workers Friday, though none has shown signs of illness.Ronald Fletcher, a firefighter with Citizens Fire Company, has been designated the spokesman about the incident at the U.S. Post Office in Ranson. He says a robot inspected the air for chemical agents, but so far the tests are coming back negative.Fletcher says the quarantined workers were being sheltered inside a school bus. Residents in the area were told to stay inside as a precaution.Employees told police they heard a pop and then saw a shower of white powder around 7:45 a.m.
None of the cameras picked up a group of four white men that matched Bernstein’s descriptions, the reports said. “Althea Bernstein and her family appreciate the detailed investigative efforts by all involved this case,” the statement said. “Althea’s injuries are healing and the support of our community has been invaluable in that regard. We continue to maintain our family privacy and will not be granting interviews at this time.” FBI Joins Investigation after WI EMT is Attacked, BurnedProtecting EMS Personnel from AssaultPennsylvania EMTs, Paramedics Push for Stricter Assault Prosecutions But footage does show her in Middleton, a suburb about 15 minutes from downtown Madison, just before 1 a.m. GPS data from her phone corroborates that as her location, the reports said. “She stated, “˜I know what happened to me,’” Harris wrote. Harris told Bernstein’s attorney, Andrea Sumpter, during a meeting Tuesday that no one planned to file any charges against Bernstein, saying there’s no evidence she colluded with anyone to make a false report and there was no evidence she was involved in any of the destruction during the protest. She drove away, put out the flames, and was treated for burns at a hospital, she said. Detectives were unable to find any surveillance video that shows the alleged attack taking place, but they did find footage indicating the woman wasn’t in the city at the time she says she was attacked, according to investigative reports. An arson dog found no trace of a lighter or other incendiary device in her car and investigators found the car wasn’t damaged. Tests did reveal a substance consistent with lighter fluid on her shirt, however, and her medical records indicate she was treated for burns hours after the attack allegedly happened. MADISON, Wis. (AP) – There’s not enough evidence to prove that a group of white men set a young biracial woman on fire during a chaotic night of protests in Wisconsin’s capital city this summer, federal prosecutors said Friday. When confronted by Detective Justine Harris in August, Bernstein said she didn’t understand why there wasn’t any evidence of the attack. She said she was worried about what might happen when the reports were made public, saying she had been threatened on social media and that investigators were treating her like a suspect. Photo/Madison Police The alleged assault came during a night of violence that included the toppling of two statues outside the Capitol and an attack on a state senator. A group of up to 300 people protested the arrest of a Black man after he shouted at restaurant customers through a megaphone while carrying a baseball bat. The statement said investigators conducted extensive interviews as well as an exhaustive review of traffic and surveillance cameras as well as digital and forensic evidence, and couldn’t establish that the attack occurred. According to investigative documents, Bernstein told the responding officer she is Hispanic and Black. Madison police on Friday released more than 150 pages of reports detailing the investigation. Traffic and surveillance camera footage shows Bernstein’s vehicle stopped only once and that no one was around the car. The footage also shows that her window was closed throughout and that she was traveling in the right lane, not the left as she told investigators. Althea Bernstein, 18, told police she was attacked by four white men while driving through a protest in downtown Madison around 1 a.m. on June 24. Bernstein said she was stopped at a red light when she heard someone yell a racial slur and one of the men sprayed her with lighter fluid through her open window and threw a flaming lighter at her, setting her neck and face on fire. Bernstein’s family issued a three-sentence statement through the Madison Police Department saying they appreciate investigators’ work. Someone also threw a Molotov cocktail into a government building and attempted to break into the Capitol, only to be repelled by pepper spray from police stationed inside. The violence prompted Gov. Tony Evers to activate the National Guard to protect state properties. Madison Acting Police Chief Vic Wahl issued his own statement, saying detectives were unable to “locate evidence consistent with what was reported.” Harris told Sumpter that Bernstein had clearly suffered injuries to her face and that detectives were interested in whether someone else had hurt her in a different way than she had alleged. Related Sumpter said she had no alternative information from Bernstein or her family about how she was burned and “acknowledged that there can be many reasons why a victim might not want to be forthcoming about who caused injuries,” Harris wrote. A team of federal, state and local investigators probed the allegations as a possible hate crime. On Friday, the U.S. attorney’s office in Madison issued a statement saying the investigation was closed without charges filed. Sumpter didn’t immediately respond to messages Friday.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreChamindu Amarsinghe was speechless this week to hear he will get $81,597 of the cash he found while cleaning the toilets at a Melbourne television station.The immigrant found a sanitary bin flush stuffed with $100 notes, too many to count, and immediately called his supervisor.For his honesty, the the cleaner-turned-fast food worker, who’s now studying IT in New Zealand, was rewarded with most of the money.(READ the story and see a photo in the Herald Sun)Thanks to Lola Collins for submitting the link – photo by oemebamo via Flickr and CC license AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore