PLN wants environment ministry to undo power plant emissions cap

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first_imgResponding to PLN’s request, the ministry’s air pollution control director, Dasrul Chaniago, told The Jakarta Post in a text message on Wednesday: “When we made that regulation, PLN representatives were intensively involved.”PLN’s request reflects conflict between various ministries’ policies that aim to suppress electricity prices, curb subsidy spending and slash air pollution, the leading cause of respiratory health problems.PLN’s request also challenges government claims that thermal power plants, particularly coal-fired power plants, were the cheapest means of electrifying the country, said Indonesian Center for Environmental Law (ICEL) researcher Fajri Fadhillah on Thursday.“The costs do not take into account the social costs that burden the public, such as deteriorating public health,” he told the Post via text message.Coal plants contribute 50 percent of the total 69,600 MW of installed power-generation capacity in Indonesia, a country with the world’s sixth-largest coal reserves, according to Energy Ministry data and BP’s statistical review.PLN and the environment ministry signed a deal in November 2019 to adjust implementing the new cap to each plant’s financial readiness. PLN will create such an adjusted 10-year roadmap that is slated to come out later this year.PLN’s Zulkifli noted that the company had other strategies to reduce thermal plant emissions. These included using lower-sulfur coal in its plants and using natural gas in diesel power plants.The Indonesian Private Electricity Producers Association (APLSI) declined to comment for this story.Topics : State-owned electricity company PLN has called on the Environment and Forestry Ministry to revise emission caps for fossil fuel-fired power plants, arguing they would increase the costs of power suppliers.The cap would result in an increase of Rp 140 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) and raise subsidy spending by Rp 10.7 trillion (US$729.58 million) each year to pay for emission control equipment, PLN president director Zulkifli Zaini said on Aug. 25.The environment ministry’s latest regulation tightens emission limits for four key pollutants, including for particulate matter (PM) – the most dangerous pollutant to human health – by 33 percent to 100 milligrams per cubic meter. He did not ask the ministry to revoke the cap but to make it applicable only for new power plants, specifically those that had not signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with PLN. The cap is based on Ministerial Regulation No. 15/2019 replacing Regulation No. 21/2008.“They complied with the old regulation but not the new one, so we’re asking for a softer transition,” Zulkifli told House of Representatives (DPR) lawmakers in Jakarta.PLN’s presentation on Aug. 25 noted that 87 existing coal power plants, which had a total capacity of 20,752 megawatts, required emission control equipment to comply with the regulation. Indonesia’s total coal plant capacity is 34,743 MW as of last year.last_img read more

J T McGuire

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first_imgJ. T. McGuire, 85, of New Marion passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at his home. He was born at West Liberty in Morgan County, Kentucky on April 16, 1931 the son of Willie and Gertrude McDowell McGuire. He was married to Barbara Gross on May 3, 1950 and she preceded him in death on March 8, 2012. Survivors include four daughters Linda (John) Walston of Holton, Alice McGuire and Marilyn McGuire both of New Marion, and Kim (Jim) White of Versailles; 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson; one brother Bill (Mary) McGuire of Versailles. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his brother Everett, and his sisters Alene, Pauline, and Norene. Mr. McGuire was a retired construction worker and had worked for Bultman Blacktopping in Osgood for several years. At heart farming was always J. T.’s favorite occupation. He was a member of the Indiana Outriders Association and loved to participate in the annual Labor Day covered wagon rides with his family and friends. He also enjoyed croquet and his family described him as a “play for blood” Rook player. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 31st at 12pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Vernon Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in the Rodney Cemetery near Westport. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Man Utd ask overseas players to return

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first_imgManchester United have asked their overseas players to return to England within the next seven days. Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo in action for Man Utd A number of players decided to head abroad after the club’s training facility was shut in March. Goal says United won’t decide on a return date for training until the government advises them that it is safe to do so.Advertisement Loading… Bruno Fernandes, Victor Lindelof, Fred and Sergio Romero are some of the players based overseas. read also:Ighalo reveals criticism from Solskjaer despite scoring for Man Utd The Premier League are hoping to restart games by June. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandWorld’s Most Delicious Foods10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Legendary Movies To Learn History FromPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous Actorslast_img read more

Liverpool to sign Milner

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first_imgLiverpool have agreed a deal to sign Manchester City midfielder James Milner, subject to a medical. Raheem Sterling’s refusal to sign a £100,000-a-week contract back in January has led to an increasingly acrimonious stand-off between the two parties which resulted in the club cancelling scheduled talks with the player and his agent Aidy Ward last month. Newly-appointed Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez, who took Sterling to Anfield when he was Liverpool boss, said on Wednesday of the player: “We admire Raheem, that’s no secret – but he is not one of our players so I can’t really comment on him.” A report today suggested Manchester United were ready to make a speculative £25million bid but a couple of weeks ago Press Association Sport was told the Red Devils were not interested in the 20-year-old and it is unlikely that position has altered. Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is stalling on signing a new deal after appearing to have been offended by the performance-related terms. Speaking to Slovakian outlet Aktualne the 30-year-old reportedly said: “It’s unacceptable for me. I think that such contracts are offered to players who are much older than me or players who have had some health problems. “The contract, which was presented to me, makes me uneasy, so I did not sign it. “There has been some speculation about the interest of other clubs in me, but they are currently being addressed.” “Liverpool Football Club are delighted to announce they have agreed a deal to sign Manchester City’s James Milner, subject to a medical,” the club said a statement. “The Reds have agreed personal terms with the England international, who will join the club on a free transfer on July 1 after his contract at the Etihad Stadium has expired.” Milner is reported to have turned down better terms offered by City in order to move to Anfield, where he believes he can play more regularly after making just 18 league starts last season. The former Aston Villa and Newcastle midfielder is understood to want more opportunities in his favoured central position, rather than being utilised out wide or even, on the rare occasion, up front by Manuel Pellegrini. Gerrard’s departure would appear to offer such an opening in Brendan Rodgers’ side. Another out-of-contract signing in the form of Burnley striker Danny Ings is expected to be next through the door, although he will not be a free transfer as the Clarets are entitled to compensation as he is only 22. If Liverpool cannot agree an adequate deal with the recently-relegated Barclays Premier League club then his value will be determined by a tribunal. However, the club’s negotiations with some of their current players are not going so well. Press Association Personal terms have been negotiated and the 29-year-old will join on a free transfer on July 1 after his contract expires at the Etihad Stadium. The England international, who has won 53 caps, will add some much-needed experience to a midfield which, for the first time in 17 years will be without captain Steven Gerrard as he begins a new career in Major League Soccer with Los Angeles Galaxy. last_img read more

Hart has 34 saves in Flyers’ 4-1 win over Bruins

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first_img“Once you get out there and start playing, the game really slows down,” said Hart, who picked up from where he left off after closing the season going 9-2 and allowing just 21 goals. “He doesn’t look 21 to me,” Thompson said of Hart. “He’s pretty poised and off the ice he carries himself well beyond his years. A true pro. He’s our backbone back there.”The Bruins, by comparison, looked old and sluggish in their playoff debut, and nothing like the team which led the NHL with 44 wins, 100 points, and allowed a league-low 167 goals.“I’m thinking we need to make a better freaking play with the puck,” coach Bruce Cassidy said, bluntly, complaining about the number of turnovers and a costly line change. “We need to make better plays with the puck, be stronger on it, take care of it, more urgency. You can use any adjective you want. That to me was the difference in the game.”If there were a bright side, the Bruins — like the Flyers — are among the top four Eastern Conference teams competing in a round-robin seeding tournament and already assured of advancing to the first round. Hart surpassed Pete Peeters, who was nearly 23 in winning Game 1 of Philadelphia’s preliminary series over Edmonton in 1980.Raffl opened the scoring 5:33 into the second period when he was set up alone driving to the net by Travis Sandheim, who kept the puck in at the blueline. Thompson scored 3:58 later with a snap shot from the left circle on a play that began with teammate Ivan Provorov pouncing on a Bruins’ turnover in the neutral zone.And even when the Bruins scored on Wagner’s wrap-around goal with 1:09 left in the second period, they allowed the Flyers to regain the two-goal edge on Myers’ goal 8 seconds later.Boston’s Anders Bjork appeared to misplay the puck in the neutral zone, allowing Myers to drive up the left wing and snap a 40-footer inside the far post.Laughton then sealed the win 4:07 into the third period, when he drove in alone after teammate Kevin Hayes forced Brandon Carlo to turn over the puck at the right point of the Flyers’ zone. That doesn’t mean the Bruins are taking this performance for granted, especially a team that has a Stay Hungry” tagline, in reference to losing the Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to St. Louis last year.“Right now, we have to change some things,” defenseman Torey Krug said. “We’ve got to start building our game the right way. If we don’t, we’re going to be showing up to Game 1 of our first series not feeling comfortable.”Chris Wagner scored for the Bruins, who came out flat and were without starting goalie Tuukka Rask, who was deemed unfit to play.Jaroslav Halak stopped 25 shots starting in place of the Vezina Trophy finalist, who broke a finger on his left hand before the start of training camp. Rask was healthy enough to start in Boston’s 4-1 exhibition game loss to Columbus on Wednesday. He allowed three goals on 23 shots over 30 minutes, before giving way to Halak. Cassidy said Rask was feeling better, and hoped he could return for Boston’s game against Tampa Bay on Wednesday. NOTES: The Bruins have four players with 100-plus career playoff appearances: Zdeno Chara (182), Patrice Bergeron (137), David Krejci (132) and Brad Marchand (108). … The Flyers have one player with 100 or more career playoff appearances, D Matt Niskanen (125), none with Philadelphia, and 70 during his tenure with the Washington Capitals. … Bruins players stood arm in arm at their blue line for the anthems, while coach Bruce Cassidy linked arms with his staff on the bench.UP NEXTFlyers: Face third-seeded Washington Capitals on Thursday.Bruins: Face second-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday.___ Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTORONTO (AP) — Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers sure didn’t look stale following a 4 1/2-month pause to the NHL season.Hart stopped 34 shots, and the Flyers got a balanced and opportunistic attack in opening the expanded playoffs seeding round with a 4-1 win over the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Boston Bruins on Sunday.Michael Raffl had a goal and assist, while Nate Thompson, Philippe Myers and Scott Laughton also scored for the Flyers. Hart, 11 days shy of his 22nd birthday, became the youngest goalie in Flyers history to win a playoff game. August 2, 2020 For more AP NHL coverage: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Hart has 34 saves in Flyers’ 4-1 win over Bruinslast_img read more

Freshman makes Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list

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first_imgSanil Chawla, a freshman in the Iovine and Young Academy, created a nonprofit to help young entrepreneurs find funding. (Sinead Chang | Daily Trojan)After creating a nonprofit organization that helps students form their own start-up funded by companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook, freshman Sanil Chawla became the youngest person to be featured in the education category of this year’s Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list.“I always looked at the 30 Under 30 list and a lot of the people on the list have been inspirations for me,” the Iovine and Young Academy student said.Chawla created Hack+ to remove legal and financial barriers in creating companies for those under the age of 18. During his sophomore year of high school, Chawla attempted to start a company that designed websites. He soon realized he needed a guardian’s signature in all paperwork involved, as well as being unable to create a separate bank account as a minor. To initiate a start-up in California, creators must dish out at least $1,000 in legal fees, according to Chawla. The high cost of incorporation results from required fees and industry-specific licenses, including naming, filing, handling and business licenses.“There were so many issues that I began thinking about whether there’s a possibility to create a better way for all of this to happen for minors,” Chawla said.Hack+ now works with more than 600 students who run over 50 organizations or events, according to Chawla. The company allows student-run nonprofit organizations to be created under Hack+  and the service acts as an umbrella nonprofit that is responsible for paperwork and startup fees minors cannot complete independently. Hack+ also provides students assistance, such as accounting, cloud storage and budgeting.Chawla was inspired to create Hack+ by his father Vipin Chawla, a start-up investor.While in elementary school, Sanil imitated his father’s work by creating unofficial startups with his friends, including one that made individualized greeting cards. During these early years, Vipin Chawla said his son demonstrated “entrepreneurial tendencies.”“It might look like a smooth journey to an outsider that someone so young as him achieved Forbes 30 Under 30, but he’s faced his fair share of setback,” said Carolyn Ge, Chawla’s close friend and a freshman at Harvard University.Chawla said he emphasized his role as a student when persuading sponsors to understand the purpose of Hack+. “Saying I’m also a student who’s running this, they know that I know exactly what a student is going through and I have that level of relatability,” Chawla said. “You can turn your age into a powerful thing.”Despite his youth, Chawla said he was not afraid of engaging with larger corporations to gain sponsorships for Hack+.“It’s a huge step to get them to take you seriously when you’re young,” Chawla said. “Knowing everything about what you’re doing, every number, literally every little detail is really important because it shows you know what you’re doing.”last_img read more

Syracuse loses regular-season finale at Louisville, 9-8

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first_imgHeld to just eight goals on 23 shots and losing the draw control margin by five, No. 8 Syracuse (13-5, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) was downed by Louisville (11-6, 3-4), 9-8, Saturday afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky, marking the final regular season game for SU. The Orange failed to hold a lead all game.On the heels of Tuesday’s home finale against No. 11 Cornell, where Morgan Widner led the Orange with four turnovers, the freshman struggled again. Widner posted just two draw controls in the loss, and also had a turnover.Natalie Wallon notched three goals for the Orange in the loss, and Riley Donahue added two, but only three others in the SU contingent found their way into the scoring column.The Cardinals were led by Meghan Siverson, who netted three goals and two assists in the win, also winning two draw controls and one ground ball.Asa Goldstock made eight saves for the Orange, boasting a save percentage of 47.1 percent, but she was outdone by Louisville goalie Brittany Read, who saved nine Orange shots for a percentage of 52.9.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange pulled within one goal with 1:31 remaining after Wallon’s third goal of the game, but failed to complete the comeback after a turnover followed by a yellow card, both on behalf of attack Devon Parker, and eventually lost to the Cardinals, 9-8.Despite Saturday’s loss, SU finishes the regular season with only two conference losses. It’s next matchup will be on Thursday in the ACC tournament against Virginia Tech. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 22, 2017 at 4:25 pm Contact Matt: mjfel100@syr.edulast_img read more

UW Rugby achieving Division 1 success

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first_imgWisconsin’s club rugby team is thriving after a 76-0 win over Nebraska. The Badgers have a good chance to play for a national championship later this year.[/media-credit]The University of Wisconsin Rugby Football Club achieved an impressive victory Sunday, defeating the University of Nebraska 76-0.The Badgers improved to 5-1 on the season and lead the Division I Western League with three matches remaining. Wisconsin scored twice during the first five minutes, aided by its superior speed and strength during pivotal scrums.“We came out hard and fast right from the start,” head coach Skip Heffernan said. “We dominated in the scrums, pushing them backwards every time. We were keeping possession of our own ball.”For on-field captain Andrew Hanske, Wisconsin’s victory was a result of efficient ball movement.“We recycled the ball quickly and attacked the Nebraska defense before they were able to fully organize their defensive line,” Hanske said. “Our scrumhalf Ryan McGlynn did a good job distributing the ball across the field to areas where the Nebraska defense was weakest.”Nebraska threatened to score twice late in the game after Wisconsin turned over the ball, but the Badgers’ defense was able to stop the Cornhuskers and preserve the shutout.“I think occasionally we got a little sloppy with our ball handling,” Hanske said. “There were a couple of instances where we would try and make a pass that was not there or a player would lose the ball in contact. Against better teams, mistakes like that will cost us.”With the victory, UW rugby is three matches away from a berth in the Division I national championships this spring. The Badgers have already qualified for the first-ever USA Rugby Collegiate Rugby Sevens National Championship in December after defeating Penn State 21-14 in the inaugural Big Ten 7s title game. In the 7s national championship, teams will play with seven players each as opposed to the traditional 15.Wisconsin has been highly competitive since its inception in 1977, including a trip to the Final Four in 1992 and the finals of the Division II National Championship in 2009. The Badgers moved from Division II to Division I last year while simultaneously fielding a junior varsity Division III team.Head coach Heffernan credits the Badgers’ recent success to the growth of youth rugby in the Midwest.“There are quite a few teams now,” Heffernan said. “They play it as a spring sport in order to not interfere with football. I think there are over 60 high school teams now in Wisconsin. Probably 80 to 90 percent of my players have played some rugby somewhere before, whereas 15 to 20 years ago, only 10 percent had.”Wisconsin’s members have experience ranging from recreational rugby in the Midwest to competitive rugby in Europe prior to attending UW. However, the majority of players on the Division III team came to the university having never played rugby before or with limited rugby experience. Most have backgrounds in football or wrestling and can work toward eventually playing on the Division I team.“If you want a contact sport, we’ve got the sport for you,” Heffernan said.While the Badgers are hoping to find success both regionally and nationally, Heffernan hopes to expand on the team’s success internationally. Though rugby is a relatively new sport in the United States, it has been played in the United Kingdom since 1845. Youth and professional rugby in England are as popular as American football in the United States. Today, both professional and amateur rugby teams are prevalent throughout South America, Europe and many former British colonies.UW traditionally participates in an overseas rugby tour every other year. Previous tours have included matches in Ireland, Italy and Chile, and the team is currently planning to travel to Portugal in March. While the Badgers originally struggled to play at the level of European teams, as the talent has improved domestically, they have found increased success abroad.Heffernan would like to see American teams, including UW rugby, compete with the speed and strength necessary to win internationally.For now, though, Wisconsin is focused on its three remaining matches. Iowa State and Northern Iowa come to Madison Oct. 22 and 29, respectively, while the Badgers will travel to UW-Stout Nov. 5. If the Badgers can win out, they will qualify for the Division I national championship and the opportunity to improve upon their second place finish in 2009.UW would like to host the first round of the National Championship in Madison.“Having competitive matches and having people fall in love with rugby the way I did is my goal” Heffernan said. “But it’s always more fun to win, so our goal is to try to win the next three games and go to the national championship. It takes a little luck and a lot of hard work, but if the guys do that, I think we’ve got a good chance of being there.”last_img read more

Gatland considering handing over Lions management

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first_imgHe led the combined side to a Test-series victory over Australia on their previous tour.But Gatland says the Lions’ trip to his native New Zealand next year is too far ahead for him to think about.last_img

Enyeama Reveals Retirement Plan after 20-Year Career

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first_imgVincent Enyeama Former Nigeria international Vincent Enyeama has confirmed plans to retire from football at the end of the 2019-20 season.Although he is yet to find a new club since he left Lille in August 2018, the former Super Eagles captain, who retired from international football in October 2015, is hopeful of playing again when the winter transfer market opens in January.Since he kicked off his professional career at Ibom Stars in 1999, Enyeama enjoyed tremendous success on the international scene and at club level with Nigeria clubs Enyimba and Heartland, Israeli Premier League sides Bnei Yehuda and Hapoel Tel Aviv and in the French Ligue 1 with Lille. Aside from his laudable role in Nigeria’s triumph at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, the shot-stopper was named the Caf Champions League Player of the Year twice (2003 and 2004), the Footballer of the Year in Israel in 2009 and he was also honoured as the best African player in the Ligue 1 in 2014.“If I find a good project or a good team that wants to give me the opportunity, why not? I still want to play, I still love the sport but then, at a point, you need to know when to say stop,” Enyeama told Get French Football News.“For now, that point has not arrived for me so I will find something. This is the last year of my professional career. Yes, by June that will be it. I’m waiting for the January window to come now.”The 37-year-old had a brief training with Dijon during the summer and he has revealed why he did not seal a deal with the Stade Gaston Gerard outfit.“I think it was misinformation from their end and a mistake reporting it as a trial because I was not there for a trial,” he revealed.“They told me Vincent come let’s see you play, let’s assess your fitness level because they have not seen me play for a while. “I told them they know my qualities already so why the trial, they said they just want to see if the surgery I had will let me play well again.“I was there and everything went well and for some reasons the deal did not happen, I did not know why and they did not tell me.“It is probably the details were not clear enough and they wanted a goalkeeper that will start on the bench, a second choice.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more