Hollande Praises King Mohammed VIs Commitment to Fighting Terrorism

Rabat – King Mohammed VI has received a cable of congratulation from French President François Hollande on the Youth Day.In the letter, the French President expressed his willingness to further strengthen the relations between Morocco and France and praised Morocco’s commitment to fighting terrorism and radicalization under the leadership of King Mohammed VI.“On this special occasion, I wish once again ensure Your Majesty of my commitment to further develop the exceptional partnership that characterizes the relationship between our two countries. I also extend to Your Majesty the renewed expression of the true friendship of France for the great Moroccan people”, the French president said in this cable. Hollande noted that France, a steadfast partner of the Kingdom, will continue to support consistently the ambitious reforms undertaken by the Sovereign in favor of political openness, freedom promotion and sustainable development of Morocco.Expressing his affection for the solidarity of HM the King following the Nice and Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray attacks, the French President said that “face the terrorist threat, which can strike at any time, we count on the close and constant cooperation of Morocco so resolutely committed to fight radicalization”. read more

Gota in India this week over 13 A

Gotabhaya’s call for abolition of the 13th amendment is said to be in response to the “post-war strategy” of the TNA. India has repeatedly, and successfully, sought a reiteration from Lanka of its commitment to the 13th amendment, saying it was imperative for reconciliation after the war ended in 2009. Though the 13th amendment, which guarantees devolution of power to the provinces and comprises several other major concession to the Tamils, has often been pejoratively referred to as an “imported solution”, rarely has it been subjected to such attack by parties within the ruling coalition. Indian officials here said they were “surprised” by the development, but added they would respond at the right moment. Sources confirmed that Gotabhaya will be visiting India this week, and that the issue will be taken up with him. Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is expected in India this week to discuss the government position of the 13th Amendment, the Times of India reported today.The Indian media report said that ongoing one-upmanship between the Sri Lankan government and TNA, which represents a vast majority of Tamil population in the island nation, has taken a dangerous turn with many within the government, including President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s brother and defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, demanding that the 13th amendment to the Constitution, a product of the Rajiv Gandhi-Jayewardene 1987 accord, be repealed altogether. Despite raising doubts about the agenda of TNA, described by India as a credible body, President Rajapaksa had told TOI earlier this year that his government remained committed to 13th amendment. A joint statement issued by the two countries last year had said that “a devolution package, building upon the 13th amendment, would create conditions for genuine reconciliation”.Indian officials underlined how Lanka made the same commitment in the 2008 Universal Periodic Review (UPR), which looks at the human rights record of all UN member states every four years. Interestingly, Lanka’s record will be reviewed again by the UPR in early next month with India being one of the three countries that will carry it out. “This is not just a commitment made to India but to international agencies,” said an official. The reconciliation talks, which started after the war, collapsed in January with President Rajapaksa insisting that the process could be taken forward only through a Parliament Select Committee (PSC). The TNA has refused to join the PSC.While ties have suffered because of India’s vote at the UN Human Rights Council against Sri Lanka, PM Manmohan Singh did try to save the situation when he met Rajapaksa last month and assured him of New Delhi’s support at international fora in future. In the talks, though, India also conveyed to Lanka that it looked upon TNA as a credible entity with which talks must be resumed. The relations now threaten to hit an all-time low with the talk about scrapping the 13th amendment altogether. the Times of India reported. read more

Globalization threatens farm animal gene pool and future food security UN warns

Around 20 per cent of domestic animal breeds are at risk of extinction, with a breed lost each month, due to a globalization of livestock markets that favours high-output breeds over a multiple gene pool that could be vital for future food security, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today.“Maintaining animal genetic diversity will allow future generations to select stocks or develop new breeds to cope with emerging issues, such as climate change, diseases and changing socio-economic factors,” the secretary of FAO’s Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, José Esquinas-Alcázar, said. But of the more than 7,600 breeds in the FAO global database of farm animal genetic resources, 190 have become extinct in the past 15 years and 1,500 more are deemed at risk of extinction according to a draft report, the final version of which is to be presented to an international conference in Switzerland in September that is set to adopt a global action plan to halt the loss. Some 60 breeds of cattle, goats, pigs, horses and poultry have been lost over the last five years, according to the draft presented to over 150 delegates from more than 90 countries meeting at FAO’s Rome headquarters this week.Livestock contributes to the livelihoods of 1 billion people worldwide, and some 70 per cent of the rural poor depend on it as an important part of their livelihoods. Globalization of livestock markets is the biggest single factor affecting its diversity, FAO says. Traditional production systems require multi-purpose animals, which provide a range of goods and services. Modern agriculture has developed specialized breeds, optimizing specific production traits, and just 14 of the more than 30 domesticated mammalian and bird species provide 90 per cent of human food supply from animals. ”Five species – cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and chickens – provide the majority of food production,” FAO Animal Production Service chief Irene Hoffmann said. “Selection in high-output breeds is focussed on production traits and tends to underrate functional and adaptive traits. This process leads to a narrowing genetic base both within the commercially successful breeds and as other breeds, and indeed species, are discarded in response to market forces.”But the existing gene pool holds valuable resources for future food security and agricultural development, particularly in harsh environments.The report, the State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources, the first-ever global study of the status of animal genetic resources and countries’ capacity to manage them sustainably, is based on data from 169 nations. The final version will be published to mark September’s International Technical Conference on Animal Genetic Resources in Interlaken, Switzerland. read more

Hamilton wins in Hungary to extend title lead

Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton won a tense strategic battle at the Hungarian Grand Prix to head into Formula 1’s summer break with a 24-point championship lead.Ferrari appeared to blow their best chance to challenge the Mercedes driver, delaying a pit stop for Sebastian Vettel long enough to lose their advantage over Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas and emerge behind the Finn.It was a critical error that could have cost Vettel second place – but he fought back and passed Bottas with five laps to go.Bottas misjudged an attempt to defend from Vettel, who passed on the outside on the run to Turn Two. Trying to keep the place from too far back, Bottas locked a wheel, slid onto the kerb, hit Vettel and damaged the Mercedes’ front wing.Vettel emerged unscathed and Bottas carried on, only to have another contact with Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo when the Australian tried to pass around the outside at Turn One and Bottas locked up and slid into him.Bottas’ troubles allowed Kimi Raikkonen to come through into third place behind his Ferrari team-mate, while Ricciardo passed him on the last lap to take fourth.Despite the late drama, the big picture is that Ferrari have now lost two races in a row that they might have won in different circumstances.Hamilton’s advantage with nine races to go is almost a race victory and puts him in a strong position for when the season re-starts in Belgium at the end of August. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLewis Hamilton keeps F1 title race alive with Brazilian Grand Prix winNovember 13, 2016In “Sports”‘From Priest to Demon’: Joseph Hamilton fabricated evidence – Williams suggestsJune 4, 2014In “Politics”Formula One to have new owner after US$8 billion dealSeptember 8, 2016In “Sports” read more

Pure illusion That was the EUs withering assessment of Theresa Mays Brexit

first_img Short URL https://jrnl.ie/3869179 By AFP European Council President Donald Tusk. Image: geert Vanden Wijngaert/PA Images Share161 Tweet Email 23,467 Views EU PRESIDENT DONALD Tusk has dismissed plans for post-Brexit relations, reportedly devised by the British government, as “based on pure illusion”.Tusk said European Union leaders would push ahead with the release of their own red lines for the negotiations at a summit in March, whether Britain is ready or not.Tusk’s comments came after Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet agreed Britain’s plans for the future relationship at a marathon meeting. She is due to unveil them in a speech next Friday.One British minister, who was not present during Friday’s cabinet talks in London, said they had agreed that Britain would seek to align itself with European Union rules in certain sectors of the economy, but will retain the right to diverge in other areas.“I’m glad that the UK government seems to be moving towards a more detailed position,” said Tusk, who will meet May in London the day before her speech.“However if the media reports are correct I am afraid that the UK position today is based on pure illusion,” the European Council president told a press conference after a summit in Brussels.“It looks like the cake philosophy is still alive,” he said, referring to earlier comments by British officials that they wanted to “have their cake and eat it” when it came to leaving the EU’s single market and enjoying its benefits.European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker then wryly told the assembled reporters: “The president of the council was offering you the headline for tomorrow.”Their comments capped a day of digs at the British side in the increasingly tense negotiations over Britain’s planned departure from the European Union in March 2019.Juncker took a swipe at former British prime minister David Cameron, who opposed Juncker’s appointment in 2014 but lost his own job two years later after losing the Brexit referendum he had himself called.“Where is Mr Cameron now?” the former Luxembourg premier said.“I have heard some rumours that he is in a quiet, comfortable position,” quipped Tusk.Juncker had earlier jokingly suggested that he could do the job better.“I am not the British prime minister, it would be good for Britain if I was it, but I am not,” Juncker told a reporter who quizzed him on when he expected to get details of the outcome of the British cabinet meeting.May is under pressure to set out more details of her position before talks get underway on the future partnership in April, with Brussels warning that Britain cannot have everything it wants.The British Prime Minister gathered around a dozen of her senior Cabinet colleagues for eight hours of talks at her country retreat Chequers yesterday, in a bid to thrash out their considerable differences.Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who has called for a clean break with Brussels, and Finance Minister Philip Hammond, who favours closer ties, were among those present.© – AFP 2018Read: Explainer: Why UK Brexiteers have been told to ‘sod off’ away from the Good Friday Agreement >Read: David Davis: Britain won’t be plunged into ‘Mad Max dystopian’ world after Brexit > Friday 23 Feb 2018, 8:30 PM As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: European Council President Donald Tusk. 81 Comments Feb 23rd 2018, 8:30 PM Image: geert Vanden Wijngaert/PA Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article ‘Pure illusion’: That was the EU’s withering assessment of Theresa May’s Brexit plan The UK government is apparently now in agreement, but the EU says their plan is not possible. last_img read more

Funeral for synagogue shooting victim set for Monday afternoon

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Funeral for synagogue shooting victim set for Monday afternoon April 29, 2019 Posted: April 29, 2019 FacebookTwitter Categories: Local San Diego News POWAY (KUSI) – A funeral will be held Monday for Lori Gilbert Kaye, the woman killed in Saturday’s synagogue shooting in Poway.Lori Gilbert Kaye, the 60-year-old woman killed in Saturday’s synagogue shooting in Poway.Kaye, 60, was described by Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein on Sunday as one of Congregation Chabad’s “pioneers.” He said she was a former bank employee who helped get the congregation loan to build its synagogue, and called her a close personal friend.Her funeral was to begin at 2 p.m. at the synagogue, just two days after the shooting that killed her and left three others injured, including the rabbi.Goldstein — who lost his right index finger in the Saturday shooting and spent hours in surgery as medical personnel worked to save his other index finger — told reporters that Kaye was at the temple with her husband and daughter on Saturday to honor her mother, who recently died.He said he had just been speaking to Kaye when the shooting started.“I walked into the banquet hall to wash my hands, and I walked two, three footsteps when I hear a loud bang,” Goldstein said.He said he turned around to come face-to-face with the shooter — later identified by authorities as 19-year-old John Earnest of Rancho Penasquitos — who he said was wearing sunglasses.“I couldn’t see his eyes,” Goldstein said. “I couldn’t see his soul.”Goldstein told reporters the shooter’s gun “miraculously” jammed, and he was chased out by a Border Patrol agent who had recently “discovered his Jewish roots” and began making the three-hour drive from El Centro to attend services at the orthodox congregation.Earnest is being held without bail at San Diego Central Jail. He’s scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder.The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said on Sunday it’s not believed Earnest was part of an organized group.“We believe he acted alone and without outside support in carrying out the attack,” the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. “We are continuing to explore every investigative avenue to bring out all the facts in the case.”Goldstein said other man injured in the shooting, 34-year-old Almog Peretz, suffered a gunshot wound while shepherding children to safety. Peretz, who the rabbi said is an Israeli military veteran, has been visiting the U.S.The young girl hurt in the shooting, named Noya, was hit by shrapnel.Both were released from hospitals and were expected to survive.Noya’s father, Israel, told Israel Radio that he had moved his family to California a number of years ago after their home absorbed several rocket shots from the Gaza Strip over the years, injuring him once.“We came from fire to fire,” he said. “It can happen anywhere. (But) we are strong.”Earnest — reportedly on the Dean’s List at Cal State San Marcos — apparently posted an “open letter” online shortly before the shooting, taking credit for both the Poway synagogue shooting and a suspected arson fire on March 24 at the Islamic Center of Escondido. The letter makes multiple anti- Semitic references and racist comments.California State University San Marcos President Karen S. Haynes acknowledged that Earnest is a student there.“We are dismayed and disheartened that the alleged shooter now in custody is a CSUSM student,” Haynes said. “CSUSM is working collaboratively with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department to assist and gain more information.“We extend our deepest condolences to all of the victims, their families, friends and our entire community. We share your grief,” Haynes said. ” This despicable act is entirely against our values as a university. We stand in solidarity with the Jewish community and reject the rhetoric of divisiveness that feeds hatred.”Gore said deputies served warrants for Earnest’s home and car as well as the synagogue.Goldstein, the rabbi, said on Sunday he spoke to President Donald Trump by phone, and described the call as comforting.He called on the Jewish community to show up to temple this weekend to show solidarity with the congregation and the shooting victims.“This Friday night go to your synagogue,” Goldstein said. “We need to fill up this room. We need to show them that terrorism, evil, will never prevail.” Updated: 3:39 PMlast_img read more

Crimea goes east Ukraine goes west

first_imgBRUSSELS — Two almost simultaneous signatures Friday on opposite sides of Europe deepened the divide between East and West, as Russia formally annexed Crimea and the European Union pulled Ukraine closer into its orbit.In this “new post-Cold War order,” as the Ukrainian prime minister called it, besieged Ukrainian troops on the Crimean Peninsula faced a critical choice: leave, join the Russian military or demobilize. Ukraine was working on evacuating its outnumbered troops in Crimea, but some said they were still awaiting orders.With fears running high of clashes between the two sides or a grab by Moscow for more of Ukraine, the chief of the U.N. came to the capital city Kiev and urged calm all around.All eyes were on Russian President Vladimir Putin, as they have been ever since pro-Western protests drove out Ukraine’s president a month ago, angering Russia and plunging Europe into its worst crisis in a generation.Putin sounded a conciliatory note Friday, almost joking about U.S. and EU sanctions squeezing hisinner circle and saying he saw no reason to retaliate. But his government later warned of further action.Russia’s troubled economic outlook may drive its decisions as much as any outside military threat. Stocks sank further, and a possible downgrade of Russia’s credit rating loomed. Visa and MasterCard stopped serving two Russian banks, and Russia conceded it may scrap plans to tap international markets for money this year.last_img read more

House Passes Compromise 1605 PFD Bill

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska House passed House Bill 2003 in a vote of 22-12, on Friday. The House majority has referred to this as “compromise” legislation that would deliver a roughly $1,605 Permanent Fund dividend in 2019. Members of the House minority again pushed for a full $3,000 dividend through an amendment to the bill. The amendment vote failed on Thursday along caucus lines 10-20. The House majority has called a $1,605 dividend a “compromise” figure between a $3,000 dividend and accepting some of the governor’s vetoes. The governor has remained firm that the state pay a dividend that aligns with a statutory formula, or about $3,000. The House on Monday will hold a third and final vote on legislation funding the capital budget. The vote on Senate Bill 2002 is scheduled to occur two days before a key July 31 deadline and comes after two prior votes fell short of achieving the needed three-quarter supermajority. Both bill will have to go before the Senate and then the governor.last_img read more

ONLINE SURVEY Town Wants To Hear From YOU About Possibly Moving Annual

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Town Manager’s Office has launched a survey to ask residents their preferences with respect to days of the week that they would prefer to attend the Annual Town Meeting.The survey can be taken online HERE.Hard copies of the survey will be available at the Town Hall, Library, and Senior Center.The survey, which consists of 9 multiple choice questions, runs from Monday, October 22 to Friday, November 30.According to Town Manager Jeff Hull, the survey results will be part of the information gathering effort to assist the Board of Selectmen in deciding whether to propose or endorse an article for the 2019 Annual Town Meeting to change the Inhabitant By-laws as they relate to the establishment of the date for Annual Town Meeting. The survey will provide an indicator of public opinion on the matter.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTOWN MEETING SURVEY RESULTS: Residents Prefer Weeknight Meetings To All-Day SaturdayIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Town To Announce Plan To Increase Number Of Accepted RoadsIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Town May Unknowingly Own 4.5 Acres Of Land Off Route 125, Could Be Spot For SubstationIn “Government”last_img read more

Thumbaa movie review and ratings Live updates

first_imgTamil movie Thumbaa.PR HandoutDheena and Darshan, who made his debut with Sivakarthikeyan-produced Kanaa, and Keerthi Pandian, daughter of veteran actor Arun Pandian, are playing lead roles in adventure comedy film, Thumbaa. It is directed by Harish Ram, who had earlier worked as an associate director in the films like Ethir Neechal, Kaaki Sattai and Kodi.The film has the music of Anirudh Ravichander, Vivek-Mervin and Santhosh Dhayanidhi. While R Kalaivanan has done the editing, Naren Elan has handled the cinematography department.Story: Varsha (Keerthi Pandian) is a wildlife photographer, who comes on an assignment to forest to capture the photos of a tiger. She gets the help from her Hari (Darshan) and Umapathy (Dheena) in her mission. All three have different motives and the situations that they land due to their actions form the crux of the story.Thumbaa is a children film set in live and real locations. Harish Ram has prepared the script keeping kids in mind which has no scope for obscenity or a romantic track. Using extensive computer graphics, many characters have been created that include a tiger, which is the main attraction of the film.The movie has piqued the interest of the audience with its trailer. Will it live up to the viewers’ expectations? Check out the audience’s response below:Rajasekar: Liked #Thumbaa. Though it’s not a perfect film, definitely deserves some love from our Tamil audiences for the lovely message & the young team’s first of its kind attempt. Felt that the writing could’ve been better in the 1st half otherwise a decent film. Kids ll surely enjoy #Thumbaa – liked the bubbly @ikeerthipandian in the film, the endearing bond between her and the Tiger cub in the climax is . She is a ‘Tamil’ actress for real so hope our filmmakers and audiences offer good characters for this raw talent!Ashok Selvan: #Thumbaa is a neat,simple,enjoyable and engaging film. Something like this from our industry should be appreciated.Rarely do we get a great children’s film like this.The film reflects @harishramlh ‘s warmth and genuity.Congrats @Darshan_Offl @ActDheena n whole team( 1/2) And big congratulations to my friend and leading lady, @ikeerthipandian . You have arrived and in style. Wishing you only the best. Do watch the film with your little ones. Cheers #thumbaa (2/2)R.Vageesan: #Thumbaa – tamil la oru Hollywood style la try panni erukanga.. animal scenes & vfx wrk romba ve sema ya panni erukunga… Real ra eruku tiger scenes… sure ra kutty pasanga luku pudikum.. first half fully comedy.. & animal panra comedy super..oru forest tour ponna feel varrum..Bakkiyaraj kannan: #Thumbaa In my childhood days rajini sir”Raja chinna roja”gave me the thrill by making animals dance in a song..thumba brought us throughout the movie super attempt and brilliant executionBest wishes friends @harishramlh @kalaivananoffl @RaghavendranR #prabha @Darshan_Offllast_img read more

Xbox Live users Obama won second debate

first_imgMicrosoft has revealed the results of the interactive polling component of its live streaming of last night’s presidential debate. Among those who identified themselves as undeclared for either candidate before the debate, 51% said President Obama won the battle.Only 17% said Romney was the victor, with 32% unable to say either one stole the show. Of the undecided voters, 28% said they began leaning Obama after the debate, compared to just 10% for Romney. For everyone else, the debate was not enough to decisively sway them to one side or the other.There could be an argument that the average user who is technologically adept enough to watch the debate on Xbox Live is probably a younger voter, and demographics prove younger voters lean for the Democrat, so the results should be taken with a grain of salt. However, after the first debate earlier this month, Xbox Live polling results revealed Mitt Romney as the winner, so it is clear that the Xbox 360 community is at least generally a fair sample of the entire country.Perhaps the more significant numbers, though, are related to just the sheer reach of people that Microsoft is now capturing. More than 100,000 people “engaged” in this week’s presidential debate via Xbox Live. There were as many as 40,000 users answering live poll questions as the debate was unfolding in real time.This is easily the biggest role that a video game platform has ever played on the political process. In fact, Microsoft called it one of the largest “single-screen interactive TV experiences” of all time. With a total of 2 million real-time individual responses to various poll questions, that is a declaration that probably holds muster.The final presidential debate will occur on October 22. Xbox 360 owners will of course be able to stream the entire presentation live. It will be interesting to see if even more people participate for the final debate.via Major Nelsonlast_img read more

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black reveal sex of their baby

first_imgGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black have revealed they are expecting a baby boy. The Olympic medal winner furthermore added: ‘When people judge about us using a surrogate and that sort of stuff… There are lots of people in this world that can’t have kids due to fertility issues or health issues, whatever it may be. I don’t think there would be as much drama it if were a straight couple.’He furthermore added: ‘Take Kim Kardashian, for example. She used a surrogate for her latest child and there wasn’t any issue with it. So for us, there’s an element of difference in how we’ve been treated in terms of having a surrogate.’Fearne visited the couple in Tom and Dustin’s south London flat, which they recently put on the market, for the chat.The pair also told Fearne that they discussed marriage and baby names within a week of meeting each other, on their first date.Last week, Gay Star News published an interview with Dustin. In it, he slammed Hollywood agents keeping their clients in the closet saying ‘open your eyes.’Dustin Lance Black tells agents deliberately closeting actors: ‘Open your eyes’ Tom Daley, Dustin Lance Black announced they were to become parents on Twitter | Photo: Twitter/DustinLanceBlack The couple made the revelation on Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place podcast.Tom made the admission, telling the TV presenter they were ‘gonna have a little boy.’‘That’s something we’re adamant about no one knowing’Asked by Fearne if they will ever reveal who biologically fathered the child, Tom furthermore said: ‘That’s something we’re adamant about no one knowing, ever. Because they are our children.’Opening up on abuse received for using a surrogate, Tom also said: ‘With Kim [Kardashian], people felt sorry she’s not able to have to have a child because of health reasons.’Instagram/tomdaley eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black announce birth of their sonTom Daley says he and Dustin don’t know which of them is their child’s biological dadDustin Lance Black slams Katie Hopkins’ ‘ignorant, homophobic’ surrogacy tweetRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/tom-daley-dustin-lance-black-reveal-sex-baby/last_img read more

Roof collapses

first_imgDID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? A home in Gaza Place’s roof collapsed today at about 4.45pm. Injuries are unknown and a journalist is mobile.Story will be updated as soon as possible. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Costa Rica to double wind power generation in coming years

first_imgCosta Rica is on track to double the amount of wind power it generates in the coming years.The launch of operations in October of the Orosi power plant and the upcoming inauguration of the Vientos del Oeste project in December will supply Costa Rica’s electrical grid with an additional 59 megawatts from wind power in the near future, the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) reported Tuesday. That will add to the 20 MW provided by the Tilawind plant in Guanacaste province, which began operations in March.ICE’s director of electrical planning and development, Javier Orozco, said the three plants will more than double the country’s current wind power generation, from 194 MW in early 2015 to 393 MW in 2017.ICE estimates that wind power will increase as a percentage of total electricity generated in Costa Rica from 7 percent currently to 10.5 percent in 2017. Orozco said that’s an impressive figure compared to most developed countries.“Germany, a world leader in clean energy generation and a manufacturer of wind power equipment, currently reports 8 percent wind power generation,” Orozco said.According to a Nov. 10 report from ICE, 98.8 percent of Costa Rica’s electricity generation this year has come from renewable sources, mainly hydro, but also wind, geothermal, solar and biomass.Recommended: Costa Rica’s renewable energy streak is still going, but what does that really mean?Production of wind energy in Costa Rica peaks between December and March, which conveniently coincides with the dry season, when there is usually a decrease in river flow and reservoir levels attached to hydroelectric plants.Costa Rica currently has 10 wind farms, most of them owned by private generators who sell energy to ICE.ICE’s wind assets include the Tejona wind farm in Guanacaste, the National Power and Light Company (CNFL) farm in the Central Valley and the Coopesantos farm in the ​​Los Santos region, south of San José.Private operators announced plans earlier this year to build five more wind farms in 2016. The CNFL plans to open another in 2017.See also: Pioneering Costa Rica’s solar push in the Central Valley: Alajuela’s Llobet and Sons Facebook Comments Related posts:Benefits of solar energy on display at 2-day San José expo Homes, businesses that produce renewable energy can now store it in the grid Costa Rica’s electricity mostly from renewable sources in 2016 Costa Rica prepared for this season’s harsh weather, energy officials saylast_img read more

Doctor 93 receives European Citizens Award 2017

first_imgDr Amerikos Argyriou, a pediatrician has received the European Citizen’s Award 2017 after he was nominated for dedicating his career towards helping children with learning disabilities and founding the Theotokos foundation in Limassol in 1969 to serve that purpose. Despite being 93 years-old his nominee said he works tirelessly, while Argyriou said he still couldn’t grasp the magnitude of the award he had receivedYou May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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