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The market was held at the Broome County Regional Farmer’s Market, and instead of fresh fruits and veggies, antiques were on sale. White spoke highly of her experience. Kristin White is the owner of ChickenLibrarian, and Sunday marked the first time she had the chance to sell her lip balms, hand sanitizers, air fresheners, and more. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – On Sunday, the Cutler Flea Market returned to Broome County. Like White, Rooney also feels comfortable with the safety measures taken by the market. Both vendors agree they have to do what they can to stay safe because an event like the cutler flea market is vital for their businesses. “Everybody is being really good, and wearing their masks and keeping their distance and using hand sanitizer,” she said. “We’re taking every precaution that we can to prevent something like that from happening here, especially when we have our products out like this.” Rooney said. “It’s been really good, it’s beautiful, everyone has been really nice,” she said. Another vendor, Ellie Rooney, is a flea market veteran, and a co-owner of the boutique bake shop, De Colores Cookies y Mas. One week ago, a customer tested positive for COVID-19 at the Vestal farmer’s market. But White said she wasn’t worried about being in a similar atmosphere.
The four turbines of the Darling Wind Farm produce 7 GHW per year ofclean, green energy.(Image: Wikipedia) MEDIA CONTACTS • Bheki Khumalo Dept of Energy, communications +27 12 444 4256 or +27 82 773 2388 RELATED ARTICLES • SA’s future renewable energy mecca • IDC fund helps companies go green • SA becoming a renewable energy hub • First CT homes to feed power to grid • Nedbank branch runs on wind powerSource: Africa Renewal OnlineThree blades — each the length of a tennis court — revolve atop a wind energy tower reaching 50 metres into the sky, equal in height to a 17-storey building.There are four such turbines whirling in the hot, dry and windy landscape near the town of Darling on South Africa’s west coast, generating 7 gigawatt hours per year of green energy.This first commercial wind farm in South Africa, reflecting the collaborative efforts of international donors, government agencies and the private sector, shows that wind energy is feasible.The development of the Darling Wind Farm, which was established in 2008, was fraught with obstacles. This was mainly because large-scale wind generation was new to South Africa and institutional arrangements were not yet in place to allow independent power producers to feed energy into the national grid.What made the difference was that Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, then minister of mineral and energy affairs, proposed the Darling Wind Farm as a national demonstration project in 2000. She also requested international assistance in developing wind energy from the UN Global Environment Facility, UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Danish International Development Agency.That assistance led to the South African Wind Energy Programme (Sawep), a project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the promotion of wind power. It facilitated the creation of the Darling Wind Farm.Speaking at the 2003 World Wind Energy Conference in Cape Town, Mlambo-Ncguka said that wind energy had been one of the world’s success stories, and that it should play an important role in South Africa’s energy economy.Energy generated by the private sector “The significant thing to remember about the Darling Wind Farm is that it shows that wind energy can be done by the private sector,” says Andre Otto, Sawep’s project manager.“It was never intended to be a fully economical business,” he adds.It also served to demonstrate how to develop power purchase agreements with Eskom, South Africa’s public electricity utility.Such an agreement was signed with the City of Cape Town to buy energy from the Darling Wind Farm. The city then sells the electricity through so-called green energy certificates to buyers prepared to pay a higher price for green energy.For example, when the African Wind Energy Association decided to hold a conference in Cape Town in May 2010, the organisers purchased certificates for 9 900 kilowatt hours to ensure that the conference used only green energy throughout.Galvanising the industrySawep was one of several initiatives contributing to South Africa’s adoption of a target of reaching 10 000 gigawatt hours of renewable energy in its Integrated Resource Plan, an energy blueprint for the period from 2010 to 2030.The government is now soliciting bids from independent power producers to generate an initial 1 850 megawatts of wind energy within the next few years.“The establishment of Darling had an important catalytic effect in promoting wind energy in South Africa, as it showed that on-grid wind could be a reality,” says Lucas Black of the UNDP’s Global Environment Facility unit.As the Darling wind turbines revolve at a constant speed of 32 revolutions per minute, they represent the baby steps of an industry whose time has come.
South Africa celebrates the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela throughout 2018; the commemoration begins this month with the announcement of a new design for the R5 coin that celebrates the life and work of Madiba.The design of the new R5 coin, commemorating the centenary of Nelson Mandela. The coin was issued as legal tender in South Africa in January 2018. (Image: South African Mint)Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba authorised the new coin for national circulation on 19 January 2018.The coin features a portrait of Mandela, with the years 1918 and 2018 engraved alongside new decorative security features. The flip side features the South African coat of arms, replacing the usual wildebeest design on the original R5 coin. This side also features the words “South Africa” in English and isiXhosa.Since 1996, all South African coins have borne one of the country’s 11 official languages on a rotational basis.The original R5 coin was introduced as legal tender in 1994, commemorating Mandela’s inauguration as South Africa’s first democratically elected president.Another dedicatory coin was minted in 2008 in celebration of Mandela’s 90th birthday.The design of the new R5 coin, commemorating the centenary of Nelson Mandela. The coin was issued as legal tender in South Africa in January 2018. (Image: South African Mint)In a statement announcing the minting of the 2018 coin, the Reserve Bank of South Africa advised that it was national legal tender and, while it may hold a special personal value to all South Africans, it would not increase in value if stockpiled by collectors.The Bank encouraged South Africans to use the coin: “If you receive one of these coins as change, please do not hold on to it. Use it to make a purchase so that the next person can also experience [its] beauty.” It added: “[While] there could be a buyer willing to pay a higher price to collect [the] commemorative circulation coin, the Reserve Bank does not attach a value higher than the face value to such coins.”Read more Brand South Africa articles on South Africa’s past commemorative coins: New R5 coin for Mandela’s birthdayThe Griqua Town R5 coinSouth Africa marks Queen Elizabeth’s 90th with Kruger Rand coinNew Mandela banknotes for South AfricaSource: Business Tech news website, GCIS, South African Mint Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles With their backs to the wall, Austria believes a shift in approach could shift the odds in their favor in the 4:30 p.m. contest.“We have to play better defense,” he said following 93-88 loss to TNT on Monday night. “[In Game 1] we only allowed them 78 points, tonight it’s 93—that’s 15 points more.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“The name of the game is how you can play good defense. We may be No. 1 in offense when it comes to percentages, but we have to play defense, too, for us to win,” he added.Bong Ravena, Austria’s counterpart at TNT, refuses to celebrate anything despite having some sort of momentum coming into the game. “[There’s] nothing to celebrate,” he said. “We just tied the series.”“I just hope that our intensity, our energy will be the same—or even better,” Ravena said.Meanwhile, if there’s one team in this sudden death day that definitely has momentum going, it’s Magnolia.Hotshots will be shooting for a repeat of an authoritative 106-77 victory over Barangay Ginebra also on Monday night when they go up against crowd darling Gin Kings in the 7 p.m. game.“We just need to prepare really well,” Magnolia mentor Chito Victolero said. “With the same effort and same desire, I think we have a chance.”ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TNT shoots for their first semifinal appearance since 2016, while Magnolia hopes for another deep campaign after falling short last year.The Gin Kings, for their part, hope to come into this game successful in shaking the cobwebs of that murderous rout two nights ago.But no stake is larger for the Beermen, who are looking to extend their already-historic four-straight Philippine Cup titles.“Hopefully we could adjust to the kind of defense they’re applying on us,” Austria said. “We have to devise some plays to avoid that kind of pressure defense.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alas, Fuel Masters to go all the way Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated It’s down to one last game—a do-or-die,” said San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria.He couldn’t have put it any better his Beermen, seeking to win the PBA Philippine Cup an unprecedented fifth straight season, take on TNT for the right to play on at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Rohit Sharma’s superb unbeaten 100 led India to a seven-wicket victory over England in a high-scoring third and final Twenty20 International against England on Sunday to earn the touring side a 2-1 victory in the series.Rohit struck five sixes and 11 fours off 56 balls as India chased down their target of 199 with eight balls to spare to finish on 201/3.”That’s the style of my play, assessing the conditions was important. We knew the wicket would be nice to play on. I was trying to hold the shape when playing the big shots,” Rohit, who won the man-of-series and also the man-of-the-match awards, said at the post match presentation ceremony.Rohit became only the second player after New Zealand’s Colin Munro to smash three hundreds in T20Is.A record-equalling century from @ImRo45 and he’s named Player of the Match and of the Series! #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/2Wqul8D5q6ICC (@ICC) July 8, 2018Rohit Sharma special but Hardik stands out: Virat KohliHe also became the only player to score at least three centuries in each format of the game.”I like to be calm, not to panic too much, because once you are there you can make up the scoring. With the wicket being so good I just knew I had to stay there,” he said.The other stand out performer in the match was Hardik Pandya, who first picked up a career-best 4/38 and then scored an unbeaten 33 off 14 balls.Also read – Rohit Sharma joins Virat Kohli in elite T20 Internationals listadvertisement”Pandya is a fearless individual and that’s what the team wants him to do,” Rohit said.England made a flying start after being put in to bat, Jason Roy (67) and Jos Buttler (34) sharing an opening stand of 94 in under eight overs,(Highlights | Report)Roy smashed seven sixes and four fours before Alex Hales (30) and Jonny Bairstow (25) chipped in with useful contributions to lift the hosts to an imposing total of 198/9.Unfortunately for England, the Indian batsmen also enjoyed the bright sunshine and short boundaries in Bristol.Also read- MS Dhoni continues record-breaking spree in T20IsLokesh Rahul (19) was brilliantly caught by Chris Jordan running back from mid-on and the all-rounder took another outstanding catch to dismiss India captain Virat Kohli off his own bowling for 43.But Rohit continued to flay the ball all around the ground with a mixture of raw power and sweet timing, finishing on 100 not out before leaving the field to a standing ovation.#ENGvIND T20I series winners! pic.twitter.com/bEtMAnvf9PICC (@ICC) July 8, 2018The sides start a three-match One Day International series on Thursday before playing five Tests.(With inputs from Reuters)
Man Utd keeper De Gea defends inconsistent form: The odd mistake?by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has defended his inconsistent form.De Gea came in for some criticism last season, but the goalkeeper – who’s just signed a new contract – says he was happy with his performances.He told Sky Sports: “I think people, when they look back on last season, they are thinking about the last few months.“If you focus on the season as a whole and, in particular, the first seven months of that season I was quite happy with my form.”“You can say the contract is there in the background – it’s not even in the back of your mind – that’s put to one side. The day-to-day training, going out on the pitch, that’s what you’re focusing on – and helping the team, of course.“Talking about the odd mistake, form can come and go with any player, but you are more under the microscope when you’re a goalkeeper. It’s not easy to keep up very high standards.“I’ve been here for a number of years now and to be on top form all the time it’s tough. There are moments when you feel better in yourself form-wise and moments where you’re not quite so good. Mistakes happen, goalkeeper’s live with them and I’m no different.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
CALGARY (660NEWS) — Calgary’s economic plan has received another update to deal with a changing economy and continued challenges lingering from the recession.Titled “Calgary in the New Economy”, the plan is an update on the previous strategy unveiled in 2014. It focuses on four key areas: talent, innovation, place and business environment.Calgary Economic Development is stressing an importance on modernization and keeping young people in the city.“We have an incredible opportunity as a city,” said Executive Chair Steve Allan. “We have this livable city, we have incredible talent, a young, well-educated workforce, and office space. So those are great things to build on.”During the press conference revealing the plan, speakers talked about how the economy is still getting better in Calgary, although some challenges remain. There is still concern over energy and getting a better price for our products. Also, on the topic of office space, vacancy remains very high and unemployment remains a concern.“Over the last few months, it feels like we’ve stagnated in terms of jobs in particular,” said Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi.Nenshi added the plan emphasizes different ways to attract young people downtown and fill up some of that space.“So bringing more people downtown and investing in areas that lead to direct job creation are two major priorities.”But there is lots of positivity about the road ahead. If all goes to plan, technology will get more of a focus in Calgary as a way to bridge the gap between different industries.“Innovation crosses all of our sectors, and we’ve got a lot of innovation going on in agriculture, in energy, in transportation, in logistics and in health sciences. A lot of stuff happening here,” said Allan.Ideally, the city can continue to pull out of the recession and take steps towards a more youthful and modernized world.“We have a real opportunity to ensure that young people are deeply engaged in the work that we do. So it starts with making sure that in elementary and junior high and high school, kids are learning about entrepreneurship and innovation — which is happening now. But it also makes sure that people see real opportunities not just to get a great job here, but to start a business here,” added Nenshi.“You have to embrace change,” said Allan. “I’m an old guy, but I love change. I’ve lived in a world of change so I love it. Like every day it’s exciting when you find something and I don’t begin to understand it at all.”While most of the initiatives in the plan will take five years or longer to implement, there are several with immediate targets including: create Canada’s largest talent accelerator, establish Calgary as a magnet for students, develop the Calgary innovation corridor and launch initiatives to generate business development.
Kolkata: As political parties gear up for Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal, data released by the central government has shown that CPI(M) lawmaker Mohammed Salim has secured the top spot in terms of utilisation of MPLADS funds in the state, followed by TMC MPs. Besides Salim, the other five MPs who have performed well in terms of the MPLADS fund utilisation were all first-time MPs, involved in social service or the entertainment industry before becoming parliamentarians in 2014. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) enables MPs to recommend developmental work in their constituencies with an emphasis on creating durable community assets based on locally felt needs. West Bengal with 42 Lok Sabha seats had utilised around 93.42 per of the released MPLADS funds. Around Rs 803.39 crore was used in the last five years and Rs 124.47 crore still lies unused in the MPLADS from the state. Projects worth over Rs 1000 crore were recommended by MPs cutting across party lines and the amount sanctioned was Rs 902.44 crore. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja According to the data, Salim, a CPI(M) MP from Raiganj Lok Sabha seat had ensured 115.14 per cent utilisation of the released funds. The amount available with interest in MPLADS was Rs 20.98 crore. In the 16th Lok Sabha from 2014-2019, Salim had recommended around Rs 28.88 crore for developmental work of which Rs 21.51 crore was sanctioned by the Centre. Around Rs 20.05 crore was spent from the sanctioned amount. Salim alleged that the district administration had been “lethargic” in releasing the utilisation certificates thereby “blocking” the way for the release of funds for the subsequent year. Under MPLADS, the role of an MP is limited only up to recommendation of developmental works. Thereafter it is the responsibility of the district administration to sanction, execute and complete the works recommended by the MP within the stipulated time period. The second in the list of utilising the fund was first time TMC MP Mamata Bala Thakur, from Bongaon Lok Sabha constituency. The amount available with interest in MPLADS was around Rs 26.03 crore. Thakur had recommended around Rs 27.72 crore of which Rs 25.58 crore was sanctioned by the Centre. Of the sanctioned sum, around Rs 25.34 crore was spent and the percentage of utilisation of funds was 110.60 percent. Bengali actress and first time TMC MP Sandhya Roy from Medinipur Lok Sabha constituency ranked third. The amount available with interest in MPLADS was around Rs 26.92 crores and Roy had recommended around Rs 27.89 crore for developmental work of which the entire amount was sanctioned. Around Rs 26.50 crore was spent and the percentage of utilization was 104.40 percent. Bengali actor and first time TMC MP Deepak Adhikari, commonly know as Dev, from Ghatal Lok Sabha constituency ranked fourth. The amount available with interest in MPLADS was around Rs 18.91 crore and Adhikari had recommended around Rs 25.84 crore of which the entire amount was sanctioned. Around Rs 18.29 crore was spent and the percentage of utilisation is 102.51 percent. The fifth in the list was TMC MP Aparupa Poddar, another first time MP from Arambag Lok Sabha constituency. The amount available with interest in MPLAD was around Rs 28.55 crore and Poddar had recommended around Rs 35.88 crore of which Rs 28.25 crore was sanctioned. Around Rs 26.06 crore was spent and the percentage of utilization of released funds stood at 102.24 per cent. In the case of senior TMC leader and first time MP, Abhishek Banerjee, who also happens to be the nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the percentage of utilisation of the released funds stand at 94.04 per cent. The amount available with interest in MPLADS was around Rs 26.87 crore. The MP had recommended projects around Rs 26.92 crore of which Rs 23.94 crores was sanctioned. Around Rs 21.56 crore was spent for various projects. The two BJP MPs from Bengal- Darjeeling MP S S Ahluwalia and Asansol MP Babul Supriyo – had recorded utilisation of released MPLADS funds at around 56.30 per cent and 72.68 per cent respectively. Ahluwalia alleged that he had submitted around 312 recommendations to the district administration for various developmental projects but 228 recommendations were yet to be processed. The amount available with interest in the MPLADS of Ahluwalia was around Rs 10.29 crore. Ahluwalia had recommended projects worth Rs 25.22 crores of which Rs 8.81 crore was sanctioned. Around Rs 5.83 crore was spent and the percentage of utilization of released funds was 56.30 per cent.
Mumbai: Terming India a well-balanced and in-form outfit, former Sri Lanka pacer Chaminda Vaas predicted that Virat Kohli and his men would reach the semi-finals of the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup. The former left arm bowler was however guarded when talking about his own country’s chances in cricket’s showpiece event to be held in England and Wales from May 30, while mentioning sling-arm pacer Lasith Malinga as a key factor. “Indian cricket has been dominating in the last two-three years. They have good back-up fast bowlers. They will do wonders. Indian team is very balanced. They will do well. My prediction is, India will definitely reach the semifinals (in the World Cup),” Vaas told reporters here on Tuesday. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhVaas is on a visit to Mumbai to inaugurate a local T20 tournament along with former teammate, left-arm spinner Rangana Herath. Meanwhile, Herath sounded optimistic about Indian spinners doing well in the World Cup. “They (the Indian spinners) have been playing well, especially (Yuzvendra) Chahal and Kuldeep (Yadav). That’s why they have picked right-arm leg spinner and the chinaman (in the squad) and the other guy also (Ravindra Jadeja)… and I am sure in the coming World Cup,they will do (give) their best,” said Herath, who has picked 433 Tests wickets. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterHearth also remarked team are usually picking right-arm leg spinners or chinaman’s for their wicket-taking ability. “You may give extra runs but you need kind of wicket-taking options. That’s why they (the teams) pick the right-arm leg-spinner or chinaman (bowlers),” explained Herath, one of the best left-arm spinners of his times. Herath predicted that there will be a stage in the World Cup where the spinners would come into play. “The World Cup will be played all across England. In the later part, there will be some assistance for spinners as well at the same time, you can see some dry pitches as well. I am sure the spinners will get chance at one stage,” he added.