SuperGroup in €40m deal to expand in Europe

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Friday 4 February 2011 3:57 am John Dunne SuperGroup in €40m deal to expand in Europe Tags: NULL Share center_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp SuperGroup, owner of the rapidly growing Superdry clothes chain, has paid €40m (£33.7m) in cash and shares to buy out its Benelux and France franchisee CNC Collections from its owner Luc Clément.CNC is the leading franchisee globally for the Superdry brand and Clément will become SuperGroup’s head of European franchising.It has been a distribution partner of SuperGroup since 2004 and a franchisee since April 2008, runs 29 stores.SuperGroup chief executive Julian Dunkerton told City A.M: “This is about us expanding in Europe and using the Westfield mall blueprint – our store there is very successful.“This is a very exciting prospect and Luc Clément is fantastic to have on board, he is like-minded and an exceptional person.”Of the €40m sum €7m is payable in cash on completion. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapplast_img read more

TSL Limited (TSL.zw) 2002 Annual Report

first_imgTSL Limited (TSL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2002 annual report.For more information about TSL Limited (TSL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the TSL Limited (TSL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: TSL Limited (TSL.zw)  2002 annual report.Company ProfileTSL Limited, listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, participates in the auctioning of tobacco, printing and packaging, supply of inputs to agriculture, storage and distribution services. The Company was founded in 1957 and through the energetic pursuit and implementation of a diversification strategy has grown to become a significant player in its chosen spheres of operation.last_img read more

Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgLes Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileLes Gaz Industriels Limitée is based in Bell Village, Mauritius, and engages in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of industrial gases such as liquid and gaseous nitrogen in bulk, cylinders and welding electrodes in Mauritius and internationally. The company’s production line also include medical gases that are primarily used for medical purposes such as hospitals and clinics, these gases include oxygen, air, entonox, and nitrous oxide gases. In addition, Les Gaz Industriels Limitée offers industrial gas equipment comprising of regulators, cutting torches, flashback arrestors, and a selection of accessories and options in medical gas equipment, as well as welding and cutting services. Les Gaz Industriels Limitée is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Pakistan: Suicide bomber targets Christians in deadly Easter Day attack

first_img Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Anglican Communion, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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So far, bodies of 10 Christian families have been identified. According to The News, children were playing on swings and enjoying other recreational facilities available in the park along with their parents when the attacker struck at 6:35 p.m. Many eyewitnesses told media that there was no security in and around the park.Jamat-ul-Ahrar, a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.Bishop Samuel Azariah, moderator of the Church of Pakistan (United), posted a video message on his Facebook page shortly after the bombing. He said some of the victims were members of his Diocese of Raiwind. “Please keep us in your prayers and may this time of Easter, the celebration of Christ’s victory over death and grave, be a meaningful and a consoling experience for many of our people who are in the hospital at the moment,” he said.The Punjab government announced three days of mourning in memory of the victims, and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting after the blast to review the security situation in the country.Terrorist attacks targeting Christians are not uncommon in Pakistan. In March 2015, 21 people were killed and more than 80 injured in suicide attacks by the Taliban at two churches in Youhanabad, a Christian neighborhood in Lahore. In September 2013, Taliban suicide bombers attacked All Saints Church in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, where more than 80 were killed, and about 120 people were injured. The majority of them were women and children.The alleged suicide bomber in the Easter Day attack was identified as Mohammad Yousaf from district Muzaffargarh, Southern Punjab. The Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) said March 28 that a number of alleged terrorists and their facilitators have been arrested in anti-terrorism raid conducted in Lahore, Faisalabad and Multan.— Aftab Alexander Mughal is the editor of the Minority Concern of Pakistan magazine and former national executive secretary of the Justice and Peace Commission of Pakistan. Rector Hopkinsville, KY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL By Aftab Alexander MughalPosted Mar 28, 2016 Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Holy Week/Easter Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group last_img read more

Unreal solo try by Chris Latham vs the Highlanders in 2005

first_imgSaturday Dec 22, 2007 Unreal solo try by Chris Latham vs the Highlanders in 2005 Hard running Australian fullback Chris Latham will be on his way to English club side Worcester Warriors next season after signing a two year contract earlier this week. 32 year old Latham is in the peak of his career currently, and despite an offer from the Australian Rugby Union to get him to stay, has decided to further his career with a new challenge in the English Premiership. Latham will join other Southern Hemisphere stars such as Rico Gear, Greg Rawlinson, Sam Tuitupou, Thinus Delport, and Loki Crichton to name a few. Latham, referred to by some as the best fullback in the world, is raring to go, stating that he’s looking for a new challenge at this stage in his life after spending a highly successful ten years with the Queensland Reds and the Wallabies. John Roe, Reds teamate and captain, says that Latham, the second highest try scorer in Australian test history, is in the best shape of his life and will add huge value to the Warriors ambitions.Immense strength and speed on the counter attack, Chris Latham would pretty much walk into any international side with his freakish talent, speed, and determination. Look at the fantastic leg drive that got him to the tryline in this 2005 Super 12 game against the Highlanders.Note that he palms off a forward, has a winger on his back, palms off the fullback and still manages to score this incredible Reds try that sends the Aussie commentary team into raptures.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyOlder Men Need to Know This 1 Weird Tip Before It’s Too LateSmart Life ReportsThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Polygon Studio / Jeffery S. Poss Architect + Workus

first_imgPolygon Studio / Jeffery S. Poss Architect + WorkusSave this projectSavePolygon Studio / Jeffery S. Poss Architect + Workus Manufacturers: Andersen Windows & Doors, Artemide, DXV, Duravit, GE Lighting, Modern Fan, Nameeks, Wittus, Empire, WAC LightingStructural Engineering:Kevin J. WoodContractor:Robert GoetschOwners:Kamran Fallahpour + Suzanne Kazemian FallaCity:Lake GeorgeCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Jeffery S. Poss, FAIARecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationWoodEGGERLaminates Save this picture!Courtesy of Jeffery S. Poss, FAIAThe owners of a steep lakefront residential property wanted a small studio that could serve for making sculpture and accommodating guests. The form of the building reflects these two functions.  Save this picture!Longitudinal SectionThe sculpture studio on the ground floor has both a large vertical light-filled space, as well as a lower service zone tucked under the loft.  The guest loft above forms its own gabled volume and pronounced deck.  The result is a series of very distinct yet interconnected spaces. CopyHouses•Lake George, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/466831/polygon-studio-jeffery-s-poss-architect-workus Clipboard ArchDaily Polygon Studio / Jeffery S. Poss Architect + Workus Architects: Jeffery S. Poss Architect, Workus Year Completion year of this architecture project United States Year:  Houses Save this picture!Courtesy of Jeffery S. Poss, FAIAThe studio is located at the highest point of the property, along an access road that forms the western boundary.  The guest space is at the pinnacle of the site, 130 steps up from the water’s edge.  This vista allows elevated tree-filtered views of Lake George.The exterior cladding references Adirondack rural vernacular and helps emphasize the spatial conception. Galvanized steel siding wraps the gables and north end.  Vertical planks of locally-milled red cedar covers the polygonal east and west sides.  The cedar is reintroduced on the interior to create a warm and aromatic environment.  Project gallerySee allShow lessArtifact Nº1, Scenography for “Manuel Lacunza” / Alfredo ThiermannSelected ProjectsCantagua Residence / Raimundo AnguitaSelected Projects Share Save this picture!Courtesy of Jeffery S. Poss, FAIA+ 16 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/466831/polygon-studio-jeffery-s-poss-architect-workus Clipboard 2013 Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeJeffery S. Poss ArchitectOffice•••WorkusOffice•••ProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLake GeorgeUnited StatesPublished on January 15, 2014Cite: “Polygon Studio / Jeffery S. Poss Architect + Workus” 15 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

£500k donation from Rio Ferdinand helps Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal top £15m

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Mission Christmas also received support on social media from other celebrities including former Spice Girls Geri Horner and Melanie C, Ant & Dec, Cheryl Cole and ex-One Direction star Liam Payne. Cash for Kids was also the beneficiary of the Mother & Baby awards for the third year running, receiving more than £330,000 of product donations from nursery brands as a result.Overall, £2,897,259 was donated to the Key 103 Mission Christmas campaign, enabling the charity to support over 60,000 local children, The overall total of £15.4m will enable the charity to support 362,694 children across the UK.  85 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 3 January 2017 | News A £500k donation of toys and gifts from Rio Ferdinand has helped the 2016 Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal reach a total of £15,437,328 in gifts and money. Cash for Kids is the Bauer Radio’s network of local charities, which raise money for children local to its network of radio stations. Former England football captain Ferdinand and his Rosso Restaurant announced the gift in December with a post on Facebook, pledging the amount to Bauer’s Manchester radio station Key 103’s Mission Christmas appeal.  86 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Tagged with: Celebrity christmas radio sport About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. £500k donation from Rio Ferdinand helps Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal top £15m The campaign featured across the Bauer City Network of radio stations including Key 103 as well as Wave 105, Downtown Radio and Cool FM. For the first time the appeal also ran on Gem, Magic and Absolute Radio, and with a text donate call to action on Planet Rock, asking people UK-wide to donate gifts in partnership with Wickes and other local sponsors of the charity around the country.Key 103’s charity manager Russell Feingold said;“We are overwhelmed by Rio’s amazing contribution.  This is going to help so many young children.“last_img read more

Climate crisis cries out for social change

first_imgThe climate crisis has surged to the forefront of many discussions recently, from mainstream news networks to everyday conversations between individuals concerned about the alarming state of the climate and environment. Massive wildfires are raging in Africa and the Amazon. The latter were likely started by wealthy landowners, backed by Brazil’s far-right, fascistic Bolsonaro administration, to clear more land for ranching and development. Iceland’s Okjökull glacier has disappeared. Municipal water sources are running dry in Chennai, the capital of India’s Tamil Nadu state. Hurricane Dorian has just ravaged the Bahamas. These are just a few recent examples of a growing and compounding climate crisis. Despite the severity of the crisis, developed capitalist nations — which are overwhelmingly responsible for creating the climate crisis — are either not moving fast enough to decarbonize or, in the case of the U.S., are actually moving backward. China begins creating “forest cities” that “eat pollution”U.S. and Germany spew out emissionsUnder the Trump administration, the U.S. has abandoned its climate commitments made as part of the 2015 Paris Accords. In 2018, carbon emissions surged 3.4 percent, the largest increase in eight years, after having fallen slightly since 2005. Germany, often touted as the gold standard for “green” capitalist countries, has seen its carbon emissions stall at 2009 levels, barely budging in the past decade. It remains Europe’s largest producer and user of coal, which still accounts for over a third of German electricity production, despite it having built more than 30,000 wind turbines over the past two decades. Just 10 nuclear reactors could produce the same amount of carbon-free energy as all the wind turbines in Germany, yet the country decided to shutter its existing reactors as fast as possible after the Fukushima multiple-reactor meltdown, while keeping its heavily polluting coal power plants and mines open. New coal mines have even been opened in this allegedly “green” country, and emissions from the transport sector have shot up 20 percent since 1995, despite over 20 years of pushing the so-called Energiewende, or energy transition (tinyurl.com/ya23wv6d). German leaders have resigned themselves to the fact that they will not meet their carbon reduction goals in the timeframe originally set out. The path forward for capitalist countries like Germany is murkier than ever. Yet not all countries are stuck in neutral or reverse when it comes to addressing the climate crisis. Socialist countries with economies that incorporate significant degrees of public ownership and economic planning, like Cuba and China, have proven capable of making rapid, drastic changes, the kinds of changes necessary to keep the environment from facing total catastrophe. Cuba, China restore forestsAccording to a report by the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture printed in the newspaper Granma, the nation has nearly tripled its forested area in the socialist period that began in 1959, from 13 percent to over 30 percent today. (tinyurl.com/y6qgbmkw) The World Economic Forum reported last year that China deployed 60,000 troops to plant millions of new trees, targeting heavily industrialized Hebei province, which has been the source of much of nearby Beijing’s air pollution woes. The government plans to increase the forested area of Hebei province to 35 percent by the end of 2020. It also seeks to increase forest cover to 26 percent nationwide by 2035. From 1990 to 2015, it added half a million square kilometers of forest area, with a goal of adding 4.5 million square kilometers by 2030. This amounts to new forested areas the size of Ireland — part of a “Great Green Wall” to hold back desertification and clean up the country’s air. (tinyurl.com/y4rdavoo)The early results are not going unnoticed. Since the mid-1990s, NASA satellites have observed an overall increase in global foliage, with China being largely responsible. “China’s outsized contribution to the global greening trend comes in large part (42%) from programs to conserve and expand forests. These were developed in an effort to reduce the effects of soil erosion, air pollution and climate change.” (nasa.gov, Feb 11) Meanwhile Canada, which like Germany is often held up by the corporate media as an example of a “green” capitalist country, contributes more to the deforestation of primary, untouched woodland than any other country. A 2014 study by the University of Maryland, Greenpeace, the World Resources Institute and other groups found Canada responsible for 21.4 percent of the world’s total forest degradation. “There is no political will at federal or provincial levels for conserving primary forests,” Peter Lee of Forest Watch Canada told Canada.com. “Most logging done in Canada is still to this day done in virgin forests.” (tinyurl.com/y375ovp6) China’s ‘war on pollution’Political will (or lack thereof) forms the underlying cause of both the capitalist West’s inability to address the climate crisis and socialist nations’ ability to act in a big way on environmental issues. After announcing a “war on pollution” in 2014, major Chinese cities have achieved an average 32 percent reduction in air pollution. While the Western media pumped out sensationalized story after story on Beijing’s infamously smoggy skies, they’re almost silent now that blue skies are the norm in the Chinese capital. Yet the remarkable, rapid cleanup of Beijing’s air (and the air in virtually every other Chinese city) should be headline news in all the world’s papers, because it presents a real environmental success story that other countries can learn from, especially developing countries. In a scholarly article titled “China: Reform and Revolution in the People’s Republic,” Ajit Singh of the University of Manitoba quotes Michael Greenstone, director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago: “We don’t have a historical example of a country achieving such rapid reductions in air pollution. It’s remarkable. What these last four years have demonstrated quite loudly is that things can change and they can change rapidly — it just requires political will.” Singh adds, “China is quickly becoming the world leader in environmental protection. In 2017, China led the world in renewable energy investment — accounting for 45 percent of the global total — and produced over half of new global solar capacity.” (United Nations Environment Programme, 2018)Another more controversial part of China’s overall strategy to combat global warming is its growing use of nuclear energy. This sets it apart from Germany and many other Western capitalist countries, which have chosen to move away from nuclear power. Yet the evidence is clear: China has made rapid progress on the environment while capitalist states have not, and nuclear energy plays a key role in this. Nuclear reactors produce massive amounts of carbon-free energy, and can be built much faster and with far fewer resources than relying solely on wind and solar, which require huge amounts of land, steel, concrete, silicon and rare earth metals. The waste products from installing wind and solar contain toxic heavy metals that are often dumped in poor countries like Bangladesh. (tinyurl.com/ycxf5dsq)Chinese cities like Shenzhen are moving to all-electric transportation systems. For example, all the buses in Shenzhen, some 16,000, are now totally electric, along with its 21,000 taxis, making the city quieter and cleaner. (tinyurl.com/ybyjgd4y) But electric vehicles are only as clean as the energy they’re charged with; charging an electric vehicle with electricity produced by coal actually produces more pollution than a conventional vehicle with a gas- or diesel-powered combustion engine. Electric vehicles and nuclear powerSurrounding Shenzhen, however, are four nuclear power plants, which supply the massive amounts of electricity necessary to charge the city’s electric buses and taxis and provide a modern standard of living for its people, all without producing any carbon emissions or particulate air pollution. With 800 million Chinese people lifted out of poverty in the past several decades, the country’s energy needs are increasing, requiring rapid and massive increases in electricity production to keep up with demand, which nuclear power plays an increasing role in meeting. After the 2011 Fukushima incident in Japan, China paused all nuclear construction and conducted a thorough safety review. Earlier this month, China’s State Council Information Office issued a white paper on nuclear safety, highlighting the measures the country has undertaken to guarantee a safe supply of carbon-free nuclear power and reflecting on the areas that still need addressing. “China chooses to continue the development of nuclear power in order to better protect the environment,” reported China Global Television Network on Sept. 3. “In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident, the Chinese government organized a nine-month safety inspection of the country’s operating nuclear power plants, those under construction, research reactors, and other key nuclear facilities. China has also been ensuring nuclear safety through round-the-clock radiation environment monitoring. The country has established a three-tier radiation environment-monitoring system at state, provincial and municipal levels. Safety levels at China’s nuclear power plants are now the highest in the world, Xue Xiaogang, president of the China Institute of Atomic Energy, told CGTN in an exclusive interview.” (tinyurl.com/yyrrcnsf) New reactors improve safetyEngineered and built domestically by China’s publicly owned industries, the new reactor types move away from the reactors designed by for-profit private Western companies, like the GE-built reactors at Fukushima. Last year the Shidao Bay nuclear power plant in Shandong province, a joint venture by China Huaneng Group, China Nuclear Engineering & Construction Group (both publicly owned industries) and Tsinghua University, completed the world’s first fourth-generation reactor, a high-temperature, gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) that cannot suffer a meltdown and does not create a radioactive coolant. (tinyurl.com/bnkqks7) This is because it uses helium as the coolant, which does not become radioactive, unlike the water coolant used in other reactor types. The plant will ultimately feature 10 reactors of this type and the technology is expected to be exported. As part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, up to 30 reactors will be built around the world, opening up huge amounts of carbon-free nuclear energy to many developing countries that face acute electricity shortages and rely on heavily polluting coal for their electricity needs. On Hainan island, China is planning a small modular reactor (SMR), which can be inexpensively mass-produced in factories to exacting standards and can provide reliable, carbon-free electricity to remote areas or localities with limited resources. China is also exploring the development of molten-salt reactors (MSR) and reactors that use thorium instead of uranium as fuel, which could offer many benefits in terms of safety and fuel efficiency. MSRs cannot melt down, plus thorium is less radioactive than uranium, with a much shorter half-life, and is about three times more abundant. (tinyurl.com/y5c2kvcj) China’s medium-term strategy is to create a “closed loop” fuel cycle, building reprocessing facilities with French expertise that recycle spent nuclear fuel into new fuel, both effectively dealing with the waste issue and largely eliminating the need for new uranium inputs from mining. Nuclear power isn’t a silver bullet and the country’s nuclear regulators freely admit that there are issues which remain to be addressed and improvements to be made. Nuclear power forms just a part of the energy mix which China plans to use to overcome the climate crisis.The climate crisis presents a key test by which we can compare the effectiveness of capitalism versus socialism. The results are there for anyone to look at. Given that countries like China and Cuba are far less developed in general than countries like Germany, which have enriched themselves by centuries of imperialism and colonialism, the progress they have made is truly remarkable. Poorer capitalist countries in the global south, like Brazil and India, have not made the same progress and today deal with rampant air pollution and massive deforestation. The facts are clear: The only path out of the climate crisis lies with socialism.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

What we’re reading: Feeling like Superman…or not

first_img‘Unchartered territory’ as Trump impeachment trial begins in the Senate TCU, SMU students collaborate on app for students, businesses ACT, SAT scores now optional for students applying to TCU in 2021 Twitter ReddIt Linkedin Twitter Linkedin Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized That’s all we have for today. Check back tomorrow for more. Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ Facebook printWhat we’re reading- everything from “The Associated Press” to “Politico.”  It’s election season and Washington is abuzz, but we’re here to break it down for you. Kanye’s taking a break from politics, the secretary of state and defense want a cease-fire in Yemen and more.Peace, not war in YemenThe Trump administration is calling for an end of the Saudi-Iran proxy war in Yemen and wants to bring both countries to the negotiating table in November.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged a cease-fire, calling for an end of missile and drone strikes into Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates from the Houthi-controlled parts of Yemen.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is urging a cease-fire in Saudi Arabia. (Photo courtesy of the State Department).“The time is now for a cessation of hostilities,” Pompeo said in a written statement Tuesday at the United States Institute of Peace.The Houthis are supported by Iran, who President Donald Trump called ‘the world’s leading sponsor of terror’ last month. Kanye West is distancing himself from President Trump and politics for awhile and “focusing on being creative.”(Photo Courtesy of the Atlantic).center_img Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ Rep. Pelosi is already calling the House for DemocratsHouse Minority Leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), is already declaring a Democrat victory in the battle for the House of Representatives.Pelosi — who is looking to take back her gavel for Speaker of the House she lost eight years ago — said that her party is primed to take back the House, score a potential seat in the Senate and take back some gubernatorial races as well.“Up until today, I would have said: ‘If the election were held today, we would win,’” Pelosi said on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert Tuesday.Pelosi said that her party can pick up the 23 seats needed to take back the House, and possibly far more.Voter suppression in Georgia?Claims of alleged voter suppression in the Georgia gubernatorial race have led to calls for the Republican candidate to step down from his job as Secretary of State.Brian Kemp, Georgia’s Secretary of State since 2010, is facing Democrat Stacy Abrams in the election.Since 2012, Kemp’s office has canceled over 1.4 million voter registrations. Canceling nearly 670,000 in 2017 alone.Lawsuits have been filed over the state’s 2017 “Exact match” law, which requires Georgians’ government issued ID’s to exactly match the name on their voter registration cards.Kanye hopping off the Trump train?Rapper Kanye West sat in the Oval Office earlier this month and announced he and President Donald Trump were going to “make America great.”West even said that wearing Trump’s trademark “Make America Great Again” hat made him “feel like Superman.”West took to Twitter Tuesday signaling a change of heart about his support for Trump.“My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread a message I don’t believe in,” West wrote on Twitter. “I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative.” What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature + posts Facebook ReddIt Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ Previous articleKansas State’s rushing attack poses a challenge for Patterson’s defensive frontNext articleNews Now 10/31/18 Michael Rogers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Michael Rogers Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlineslast_img read more

Assemblymember Holden’s Bill to Create a State School Nurse Consultant Passes Committee

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