Why ‘Clean Coal’ Remains out of Reach FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Robert Rapier for Forbes:Since the coal industry and utilities that use coal want to continue to exist, they have pushed the clean coal narrative for many years. After all, if there is some hope that this dream is achieved, perhaps the EPA could cut them some slack while they work out the kinks.It’s not so hard to imagine how it would be done. In fact, it’s already been demonstrated many times at a pilot scale. The exhaust from the power plant stack is captured, compressed, and stored underground — either in a cavern or an old oil or gas field.The key challenge has always been one of economics. The capital cost of capturing and compressing those emissions is very high, and the power consumed in compressing the carbon dioxide places a parasitic load on the power plant. Just to compress the emissions can require the electric power requirements of 10% of the plant output, and then it must still be transported to an appropriate site and pumped into the ground. All of these factors drive up the costs to the point that coal power with carbon capture is prohibitively expensive relative to competing ways of producing power.The prohibitive costs are amply demonstrated by the FutureGen project in Illinois. This project was a partnership between the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and an alliance of coal mining and electric utility companies. The project was to be located at the 275 MW Meredosia Power Station in Illinois.FutureGen won $1.1 billion in federal money in 2009, and the project cost was estimated to be $1.65 billion. The DOE spent $202 million on the project, but missed project deadlines and unresolved technology challenges ultimately caused the DOE to pull the plug on the project in 2015.While there are a number of other pilot projects underway around the world, they all suffer from the same basic problem. The costs of competing technologies are close enough to coal that when you try to capture the carbon dioxide emissions it pushes the cost of coal-fired power beyond the competition.Thus, in reality there aren’t any commercial clean coal technologies. It’s very likely there won’t be any. So for countries that have committed to reducing carbon emissions, the pressure to phase out coal will continue to be intense.Full item: The Elusive Search For Clean Coal
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York ONGOINGThe Lyon, the Which and the Warhol @ David Filderman Gallery at Hofstra UniversityPhotographs by photojournalist Danny Lyon and visionary pop artist Andy Warhol are contextually linked to works in other media by Chuck Close, Jim Dine, and Lisbeth Firmin. An illustrated brochure accompanies the exhibition and additional interpretive materials are available on a touch-screen gallery kiosk. Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead. www.hofstra.edu. Through May 19.MARCH 1Swedish House Mafia @ Madison Square Garden4 Penn Plaza, Manhattan. www.thegarden.com. Also March 2, 3 & 4 @ Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. www.barclayscenter.com. $125.50, $40. 8 p.m.Fat Joe @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill237 W. 42nd St., Manhattan. www.bbkingblues.com. $30, $26.50. 8 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre2124 Broadway, Manhattan. www.beacontheatre.com. $150.99, $50.99. 8 p.m. Also March 2, 9, 12, 16 & 17. Greg Allman will sign copies of My Cross to Bear on March 4 at Barnes & Noble, 555 Fifth Ave., Manhattan. 12:30 p.m.Live’s Ed Kowalcyzk @ City Winery155 Varick St., Manhattan. www.citywinery.com. $28, $20. 8 p.m. Susie EssmanSusie Essman @ Governor’s Comedy ClubCurb Your Enthusiasm’s Susie Greene is coming to Long Island to hurl insults and curse us out and we couldn’t be happier. The comedian known for throwing expletive-filled tantrums targeted at Larry David will perform three shows in Levittown. If you live under a rock—or don’t get HBO—go to YouTube right now and type in “Susie Greene.” Your welcome. 90 Division Ave, Levittown. www.govs.com. $64, $34. 8 p.m. Also March 2, 7 & 10 p.m.Ari Shafir @ Brokerage, also 3.4 @ McGuire’s Comedy ClubStandup comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets.2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. www.brokeragecomedy.com. $22. 8 & 10:30 p.m.MARCH 2Jodi Picoult @ Huntington High School AuditoriumBestselling author Jodi Picoult will speak about and sign her new book, The Storyteller. 188 Oakwood Rd., Huntington. www.bookrevue.com. $28, $5. 7 p.m.Jason Aldean @ Madison Square Garden4 Penn Plaza, Manhattan. www.thegarden.com. $85, $49.75. 7:30 p.m. En Vogue @ NYCB Theatre at WestburyOne the best selling female R&B Grammy nominated groups of all time with chart toppers “Hold On” and “My Love (Never Gonna Get It),“ En Vogue bring their sophisticated sass and flawless harmonies to Long island along with R&B Crooner Lillo Thomas, the Brooklyn-born vocalist who ruled the ‘80s airwaves with hits “You’re A Good Girl” and “I’m In Love ( I Surrender).” With D-Train and Cherelle. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 877-598-8694.$49.50, $39.50. 8 p.m.The Skatalites @ Brooklyn BowlWith Van Gordon Martin Band & Subatomic Sound System. 61 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn. www.brooklynbowl.com $10. 8 p.m.MARCH 3Suzanne Vega @ The Bell House149 Seventh St., Brooklyn. www.thebellhouseny.com. $35. 8 p.m. The Break Contest @ Revolution Bar & Music HallThe official contest for your band to play the Skate and Surf Festival.140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. 516-208-6590.Visit www.thebreakcontest.com for details. Chili Cook Off @ The Lark Pub & Grub93 Larkfield Rd., East Northport. www.thelarkpubandgrub.com. $10. 1 p.m.Hinder @ The Emporium9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. www.theemporiumny.com. $25, $20. 7:30 p.m. Roller Rebels Annual Pancake Breakfast @ Mr. Beery’s4019 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage. www.mrbeerys.com. $10. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.Collect –i-Bowl Record Show @ Brooklyn Bowl61 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn. www.brooklynbowl.com. Free admission. 11 a.m.MARCH 5New York and How It Got That Way @ LIU Post Hutton HouseThrough Robert Henri, George Bellows, John Sloane, Everett Shinn, Edith Wharton and others, meet the characters and events that shaped the city between the turn of the century and the First World War. 720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. $20. 1-3 p.m.Edward Albee Evening Reading @ Queens CollegeAlbee (The Zoo Story, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) is widely regarded as one of the greatest living playwrights in the English language. He is the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes, three Tony Awards, and the National Medal of Arts. 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. www.qc.cuny.edu. $20. 7 p.m.Deftones @ The Paramount370 New York Ave., Huntington. www.paramountny.com. $68.50, $42.50. 8 p.m. Also March 9 @ Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St., Manhattan. www.terminal5nyc.com. $33.50. 8 p.m.MARCH 6Aaron Carter @ Revolution Bar & Music HallWith Ali Kramer, Corey Balsamo, Persona, Six Stories Told, Nikki Flores & Petrel. 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. www.revolutionli.com. $20. 5:30 p.m. MARCH 7T.I. @ Best Buy Theater1515 Broadway, Manhattan. www.bestbuytheater.com. $45. 8 p.m.MARCH 8The Saw Doctors @ The ParamountFormed in 1988, Irish rock band, The Saw Doctors, celebrating their quarter of a decade together with a 17-date tour and their latest album, 2525, which traces the Galway band’s career from their ground-breaking debut single ‘N17’ to last year’s chart topping hit, ‘Downtown’ featuring the legendary Petula Clark and filmed on the streets of Galway. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. www.paramountny.com. $35, $20. 8 p.m. Also 3.15 @ Irving Plaza,17 Irving Pl., Manhattan. www.irvingplaza.com. $65, $38.50. 8 p.m.Gloria Gaynor @ The Emporium9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. www.theemporiumny.com. $25. 8 p.m.MARCH 9Spring Craft Beer Festival @ Nassau ColiseumMore than 50 brewers and 100 beers.1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. www.nassaucoliseum.com$55, $45, $12 designated driver. Session 1: 12:30-4 p.m.; Session II: 5:30-9 p.m. Martin Short @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $79.50, $49.50. 8 p.m.Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) @ Irving PlazaCelebrating STP Core and Purple in their entirety. 17 Irving Pl., Manhattan. www.irvingplaza.com. $75, $35. 8 p.m. Matchbox Twenty @ The Paramount370 New York Ave., Huntington. www.paramountny.com. $125, $75. 8 p.m. Black and White, Dark and Light @ Ripe Art GalleryBy The National League of American Pen Women. Reception 3 – 6 p.m., poetry reading at 4 p.m. 67A Broadway, Greenlawn. www.ripeartgal.com. 3 p.m.MARCH 10Itzhak Perlman & Yitzchok Meir Helfgot @ Tilles CenterWith Eternal Echoes, this master violinist collaborates with one of the great cantors of all time. 720 Northern Boulevard, Greenvale.516-299-2752. www.tillescenter.org. $150, $60. 7 p.m.Queensryche @ The Emporium9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. www.theemporiumny.com. $35, $32. 6 p.m.MARCH 12Dropkick Murphys @ Terminal 5On the heels of their latest studio album Signed and Sealed in Blood, Boston-based rock band the Dropkick Murphys hits the road for their 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Tour. The album is their second with producer Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem), and mixed by Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes). “We had such a great time writing our last album Going Out In Style, we were excited to get back into the studio right away,” says bassist/co-lead singer Ken Casey. “Where Going Out in Style was a concept album – kind of intricate and difficult – this one is catchy, fun, and as sing-along as can be.” 610 W. 56th St., Manhattan. www.terminal5nyc.com. 7:30 p.m. $38.50, $33.50. Also March 13.Jessica Alba @ Book RevueThe actress speaks and signs her new book, The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You. 313 New York Ave., Huntington. www.bookrevue.com. 7 p.m.Jamaica Kincaid @ Queens CollegeWriter Jamaica Kincaid (At the Bottom of the River) will read from her work and speak with Leonard Lopate. 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. www.qc.cuny.edu. 7 p.m.MARCH 13JewelJewel : Greatest Hits Tour @ The Paramount370 New York Ave., Huntington. www.paramountny.com.$79.50, $35. 8 p.m.Adrenaline Mob @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall125 E. 11th St., Manhattan. www.websterhall.com. $15. 7 p.m.Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus @ Nassau Coliseum1255 Hempstead Tpke, Uniondale. www.nassaucoliseum.com. Through March 17.MARCH 14John Nolan (Taking Back Sunday/Straylight Run) & Geoff Ricklyn (Thursday) @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. www.revolutionli.com. $15, $13. 7 p.m.MARCH 15Drew Carey @ Governor’s Comedy Club90 Division Ave, Levittown. 516-731-3358. www.govs.com. $66, $36. 8 p.m. Also March 16 at 7 & 9:30 p.m.MARCH 16Coheed and Cambria @ Radio City Music Hall1260 Sixth Ave., Manhattan. www.radiocity.com. $69.50, $35. 7 p.m. Ron White: A Little Unprofessional @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 877-598-8694. $201.75, $52.75. 8 p.m.Roseanne Cash @ Patchogue Theatre71 E. Main St., Patchogue. www.patchoguetheatre.com. $58, $28. 8 p.m.MARCH 17Jefferson Starship @ B.B. King Blues Bar & Grill237 W. 42nd St., Manhattan. www.bbkingblues.com. $45, $35. 8 p.m.MARCH 21P!nk with The Hives @ Madison Square Garden4 Penn Plaza, Manhattan. www.thegarden.com. $125, $39.50. 8 p.m.Also March 25 @ Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. www.nassaucoliseum.com. $125, $39.50. 7:30 p.m.Harlen Coben @ Book RevueCobenwill speak and sign his new novel, Six Years. 313 New York Ave., Huntington. www.bookrevue.com. 7 p.m. Boeing Boeing @ John W. Engeman Theater at Northport250 Main St., Northport. www.johnwengementheater.com. $55. Through May 5.MARCH 22Garbage @ Terminal 5610 W. 56th St., Manhattan. www.terminal5nyc.com. $40, $35. 8 p.m.MARCH 23Coffee & Tea Festival @ 69th Regiment ArmoryThis international extravaganza offers two days of programming including classes, lectures and demonstrations. Sweet treats from chocolate to cake will offer a wonderful complement to the spectacular collection of coffees and teas available to sample and purchase. 68 Lexington Ave., Manhattan. www.sixtyninth.net. Also March 24. $30, $20. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.MARCH 24Emmylou Harris @ The Paramount370 New York Ave., Huntington. www.paramountny.com. Also March 27 @ Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway, Manhattan. www.beacontheatre.com. $149, $59.50. 8 p.m.Joan Osbourne @ YMCA Boulton Center37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. www.boultoncenter.org. $65, $60. 7 p.m.MARCH 25Sigur Ros @ Madison Square Garden4 Penn Plaza, Manhattan. www.thegarden.com. $56. 8 p.m. Caroline Manzo (Real Housewives of New York) @ Book Revue313 New York Ave., Huntington. www.bookrevue.com. 7 p.m.MARCH 26Bad Religion @ Terminal 5Preeminent punk band Bad Religion deliberately revisits and refines the powerful and melodic Southern California sound they helped to define, in their latest album, True North. “We went back to our original mission statement of short concise bursts of melody and thought,” co-songwriter and guitarist Brett Gurewitz explains. “The intent was to record stripped down punk songs without sacrificing any conceptual density.” The album’s first single is a propulsive anthem succinctly called “F*ck You.” As the band’s singer and co-songwriter Greg Graffin explains, “If any band should have a song with that title it should be us. It just sounds like a perfect Bad Religion song.” 610 W. 56th St., Manhattan. www.terminal5nyc.com. $32, $28.50. 7:30 p.m.Kate Nash @ Bowery Ballroom6 Delancey St., Manhattan. www.boweryballroom.com. $20. 9 p.m.MARCH 28Cradle of Filth @ The Paramount370 New York Ave., Huntington. www.paramountny.com. $40, $26. 7:30 p.m.Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ Beacon Theatre2124 Broadway, Manhattan. www.beacontheatre.com. $69.50, $39.50. 8 p.m. Through March 30. MARCH 29Lisa Lisa @ The EmporiumSinging all her ’80s hits including “Lost in Emotion” and “Can You Feel the Beat.”9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. www.theemporiumny.com. $15. 4:30 p.m.The Pie Tasters and Big D & The Kids Table @ Highline Ballroom431 W. 16th St., Manhattan. www.highlineballroom.com. $19, $16.50. 7 p.m.The Breeders @ The Bell House149 Seventh St., Brooklyn. www.thebellhouseny.com. 9 p.m.Lita Ford Featuring Faster Pussycat @ Revolution140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. www.revolutionli.com. $20. 8 p.m.
CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle wrote to Tresaury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Thursday, thanking him for conducting a roundtable discussions with credit unions earlier this month, and providing additional information about how regulations can be more manageable for credit unions. Treasury conducted the roundtable to gather information as it prepares a paper in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order on core financial regulation principles issued in February.“Credit unions’ ability to provide safe and affordable financial services has been significantly impeded in the last several years by a regulatory scheme rigged to favor the large banks and non-bank financial services providers that can afford to absorb regulatory changes,” Nussle wrote.The letter includes recommendations to streamline regulations for credit unions regarding:Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) procedure and oversight; continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic.Topics : East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Governor Viktor B. Laiskodat has announced that starting Friday the provincial administration will no longer charge residents and visitors for rapid tests and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab tests in COVID-19 testing.The governor said that he had already signed a gubernatorial decree on the free service.“Yesterday I called in several parties, including Nusa Cendana University, to calculate [the estimated cost of the free testing], and I think if we lose [some rupiah], we will be just fine,” Viktor said on Friday as quoted by antaranews.com. He said the free COVID-19 testing would help NTT residents, especially those who needed to travel outside the province. “In December, we are expecting our students to return to their respective schools outside of NTT, and the trips will be costly,” he said.The governor said the free testing was not exclusively for NTT residents.“If any visitor [needs to test] but they cannot afford it, they are welcome to have the free testing,” he added. Viktor said he appreciated Nusa Cendana University’s efforts in research and the transformation of its health clinic into a biomolecular laboratory for COVID-19 detection.As of Thursday, NTT recorded a total of 583 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 402 recoveries and seven fatalities.Read also: Mothers lead families to play significant role in COVID-19 handling: MinistryNTT’s younger residents have been proactive in raising awareness about the pandemic. One local, Roslinda, 15, represented Indonesia in a United Nations forum as she talked about the effects of the pandemic on children in the country.In the virtual conference held in early October, Roslinda shared her views on UN representatives in New York, humanitarian aid organization Mitra Wahana Visi Indonesia said in a statement on Oct. 12.“We’re sad because we cannot meet our friends during the pandemic. Also, if we face difficulties with schoolwork, we cannot immediately ask for help from our teachers due to the school-from-home [policy],” Roslinda said at the forum.“And for some of us whose parents have a low education, the difficulties are even greater,” she said, adding that a proper telecommunications infrastructure would play an important role in determining the success of studying from home. The teenager expressed hope that the UN stakeholders could help children in overcoming these problems.Separately, Malaka regency in NTT has seen relative success in promoting the government’s “3M” health protocols on wearing masks, washing hands with soap and physical distancing. In a video uploaded on Monday to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) YouTube channel, journalist Frans Pati Herin of Kompas said that he had observed people following the health protocols, even in remote areas. During his visit to Manuela village, located 256 kilometers from the NTT capital of Kupang, he encountered a woman in her 60s who was wearing a mask while out walking alone.Frans said the woman told him that she always wore a mask whenever she went out in public after learning about the 3M protocols from the local administration and her local church. (nkn) #covid19taskforce #mothermessage #wearmask #keepyourdistance #washyourhand #socialdistance #avoidcrowd #usesoap
More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by 1 Banyak Suka Drive, Delaneys Creek.Bedrooms are spread across the upper floor and have varying features including wallpaper, carpet flooring and pendant lighting, with the main bedroom also including a sitting room, a walk-in wardrobe, and a period-style bathroom.Also on the upper level are a lounge room with a fireplace, a linen or utility room, and a collection of verandas and balconies with views of the surrounding greenery. 1 Banyak Suka Drive, Delaneys Creek.Outside there are improved pastures of kikuyu, Rhodes grass and native vegetation on the hills, while panoramic views of the Glass House Mountains can be enjoyed from multiple viewpoints.Other outdoor features at the property include a spa, large shed, chicken coop and dog run, recently resurfaced tennis court, 91,000L of rainwater storage space, an equipped bore, two dams and a two-car garage with a room above it that could be renovated for accommodation. 1 Banyak Suka Drive, Delaneys Creek.Established gardens including a variety of fruit trees such as mango, paw paw, guava, avocado, mulberry, banana and macadamia also meander throughout the estate.Ray White Rural Queensland marketing agent Jez McNamara described the property as a truly magnificent homestead steeped in history. DETAILS 1 Banyak Suka Dr, Delaneys Creekfive bed, three bath, four carAgent: Andrew Goodall and Jez McNamara, Ray White Rural Queensland. 1 Banyak Suka Drive, Delaneys Creek.The floorplan spans two levels, encompassing five bedrooms and a suite of formal and casual living and entertainment areas.The main living hub has large windows and multiple glass doors to the gardens. The traditional-style kitchen has timber cabinetry, a wood stove and a modern gas stove and oven, as well as access to a wine cellar with exposed brick walls.A bay window in the dining area adds light to the room, while the formal lounge area has VJ walls and extensive glass. 1 Banyak Suka Drive, Delaneys Creek.THIS sprawling 1920s Queenslander has a rich history; it once hosted a prime minister, it was owned and used by the band The Divinyls, and has had a book written about it.Set on 19.25ha, Banyak Suka has been restored by its current owners and has period features including hardwood flooring, high ceilingsand fireplaces. There are also contemporary additions including airconditioning.
211 Views no discussions HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Sierra Leone cancels Christmas celebrations by: AFP – December 12, 2014 Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share Share Freetown, Sierra Leone (AFP) — Sierra Leone said Friday it was banning any public Christmas celebrations as the spiralling caseload of Ebola infections continues to spread alarm.Soldiers are to be deployed throughout the festive period to force people venturing onto the streets back indoors, the government’s Ebola response unit said.Palo Conteh, head of the department, told reporters in the capital Freetown there would be “no Christmas and New Year celebrations this year”.“We will ensure that everybody remains at home to reflect on Ebola,” he said.“Military personnel will be on the streets at Christmas and the New Year to stop any street celebrations,” he said, without saying which areas would be targeted.While Islam is the dominant religion in Sierra Leone, more than a quarter of the population is Christian and public gatherings and entertainment are common during the holiday period.Conteh did not give the exact dates of the crackdown or list any exceptions. During previous local and nationwide anti-Ebola curfews, people were allowed out to worship and for “essential business”.Under current emergency regulations, bars and nightspots have already been shut down and public gatherings outlawed but there is no general ban on going outdoors or working.The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that 18,188 cases of the deadly virus had been reported across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, resulting in 6,583 deaths.Sierra Leone reported 397 new cases during the week ending December 7 — three times as many as Liberia and Guinea combined.Sources close to the government told AFP that details on the workings of the Christmas curfew would be announced shortly.The country now counts 8,069 Ebola cases, including 1,899 deaths, according to the latest figures.Sierra Leone has already quarantined around half its population of six million, sealing off districts across the country in a bid to combat the Ebola outbreak.The government imposed a two-week lockdown on the eastern diamond mining district of Kono on Wednesday after eight cases of Ebola were confirmed in one day.The WHO’s national Ebola coordinator Olu Olushayo said doctors and nurses were “at their wits’ end.”In the space of 11 days, two WHO teams buried 87 victims, including a nurse and an ambulance driver enlisted to help dispose of corpses piling up in the local hospital, the agency said.The government reacted with surprise to the WHO’s claims, however, saying Friday they did not tally with reports from the ground and announcing that investigators had been sent to assess the situation in Kono.Local media said officials at the district’s main public hospital in Koidu had also been taken aback by the reports.Aiah Beyonquee, the leader of the local burial team, told the state-run Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation no bodies had been stacked at the hospital.“On Wednesday we had about 10 alert calls for death cases in the community which we reacted to,” he told the broadcaster.“There were also five deaths in the hospital and all these were buried the same day.”
KALIBO, Aklan – In line with thegovernment’s thrust to promote the “No Take Police” on gambling operations allover the country, the Aklan Police Provincial Office (APPO) has intensified itscampaign against illegal cockfighting in this province. Police chief inspector Bernard Ufano,chief of the APPO Intelligence Unit, was given the mandate to have supervisoryfunctions on the province’s campaign against illegal gambling operations. Ufano also added that out of all thetowns that been allowed to maintain cockpit operations, only the town of Malayis known to have two cockpit stations, although only one at this time has thelegal capacity to operate for business. In a media interview yesterday, Ufanosaid that out the 17 municipalities in this province, only 14 towns haveapplied for the renewal of their permits to continue operating cockpit stationsin their respective areas. “Right now, only the cockpit station inBoracay Island can legally operate since the cockpit station in mainland Malayis still in the process of its renewal,” he said. The municipalities of Ibajay, NewWashington, and Banga have not renewed their permits, hence, they have not beeninto cockfighting operations as of late. Based on the data of the NationalStatistics Office, using the result of the 2015 census of population, the townof Malay, so far, has only a population of 52,973. “It is very unique and questionablereally why the town of Malay is maintaining two cockpit stations consideringthat its population can barely meet the needed number,” a resort owner whorequested anonymity said. Questions, however, are being raised onthe presence of two cockpit stations in that said municipality. According to PresidentialDecree 449, or the Cockfighting Law of 1974, it specifically mandates thatthere should be only one cockpit station that has to be established in a townwith a population of less than 100,000. Ufano, during the interview, did notcategorically answer the question to why Malay town has allowed to operate twocockpit stations but said “I understand the other cockpit station which isbased in the mainland Malay is pushing for the renewal of its business permit,but it’s already up to the LGU if they will approve it.”(Radyo Todo)
Navas told the club’s website, www.mcfc.co.uk: “Manchester City is an exciting project and this is the right moment for me to take this step. I’m very happy with the opportunity and the decision. “The Premier League is a competition where the football is very fast and will suit the way I play. I’m really looking forward to it. City have been successful in recent years and are continuing to make a great team and I’m honoured to now be part of it. “I’m going to a great club in England and I want to continue developing my game there. The club has put a lot of faith in me and I want to repay them out on the pitch.” Navas’ arrival takes City’s summer spending to close to £45million following the capture of Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho from Shakhtar Donetsk last week. The news is likely to be followed by confirmation that Manuel Pellegrini is to take over as manager. The 59-year-old Chilean’s appointment has been expected since he left Malaga last week and, despite the perceived delay, is still thought to be a formality. Navas will join fellow Spain international David Silva at the Etihad Stadium and bolster the club’s array of attacking talent. He has spent his entire career to date with Sevilla and has twice won the UEFA Cup. He also has Champions League experience having played in the competition in 2009. Press Association The 27-year-old is currently on international duty but City have confirmed the deal has been completed following a successful medical in New York. Sevilla said last week that they had agreed a deal with City for the World Cup winner. Press Association Sport understands Navas has signed for an initial fee of £14.9million. He will link up with City after the Confederations Cup in Brazil and a short holiday. Manchester City have completed the signing of Spain winger Jesus Navas from Sevilla.
Mumbai: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) assistant coach Simon Katich has admitted that there was tension in the group during the course of their campaign in this edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).On Sunday, KKR faced a crushing nine-wicket defeat against Mumbai Indians in their last group stage encounter, thus bowing out of the tournament. It was the first time in four years that KKR had failed to make it to the playoffs. Also Read – Meghalayan mid-fielder Phrangki Buam joins ISL side FC Goa KKR had started their campaign in an emphatic manner, winning three of the first five games. However, they lost their way thereafter and went on to lose six matches on the trot. During the course of this losing streak, it became evident that there was some tension within the group with Andre Russell coming out in open and talking about indecisions regarding his batting position within the leadership role in a press conference. Also Read – COVID-19: Football team observes ‘social distancing’ during match, loses 37-0Contrasting statements were made by players and team management at different stages, aside from Dinesh Karthik’s very animated display of annoyance in the game against Kings XI Punjab.In the post-match press conference after their last group stage encounter at the Wankhede, Katich said that the dynamic within the group had started to change during the course of their six-match losing streak.“Can’t hide from the fact that there was tension,” he said. “That was pretty evident from the last few games after we got on a bit of a roll with losses. We’ve got to address that as a group. Also Read – Big push to sports infra in Mizoram, gets Khelo India State Centre“What is so important in the IPL is the dynamic in the group and I guess the unity. That’s something that KKR is very very proud of. It’s a very successful franchise and it’s something that everyone involved has worked very very hard to contribute to over a long period of time. That’s something we have to certainly work at to get better at it because there’s no doubt that throughout this campaign, the dynamic within our group has certainly changed,” he said. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWS
By Ian RansomBRISBANE, Australia (Reuters) – Captain Steve Smith frustrated England with a fighting half-century and pushed Australia to 165 for four at the close of a see-sawing day two, rescuing the hosts after a top order collapse in the series-opening Ashes Test in Brisbane yesterday.With his team in peril at 76 for four, Smith’s unbeaten 64 in an 89-run stand with number six Shaun Marsh gave Australia hope of reeling in England’s first-innings 302 at the Gabba.Left-hander Marsh, under pressure to perform after winning his eighth recall to the Test team, played a fine support role to be 44 not out at stumps.“I think the game’s in the balance still,” Australia spinner Nathan Lyon told reporters.”There are two unbelievable batters at the crease.“Hopefully we can put (England) under pressure in the second innings but there’s a lot of cricket in this game.”After day one saw only four wickets fall, 10 tumbled on day two as the Gabba pitch recovered some of its customary bounce and pace.England lost their last six wickets in a hurry to be out for 302 at lunch and Australia seemed to be back in control at their Brisbane fortress.But the pendulum swung again as England’s bowlers scythed through the hosts’ top order.After replacing Matt Renshaw in the squad, opener Cameron Bancroft’s first bat in his Ashes Test debut lasted 19 balls after he nibbled at a teasing ball from Stuart Broad and was caught behind for five.Number three Usman Khawaja’s problems against spin in the subcontinent followed him home as he was trapped lbw for 11 by Moeen Ali.The alarm bells began ringing when opener David Warner holed out for 26, pulling paceman Jake Ball straight to Dawid Malan at short mid-wicket to give the Ashes debutant his first wicket in Australia.And Australia were left reeling at 76 for four when Peter Handscomb was trapped lbw for 14 by James Anderson in the first over after tea.RESCUE MISSION Once again it fell to Smith to mount a rescue mission and the 28-year-old was a rock through 148 balls as he ground out one of his grittiest half-centuries.He reached his 22nd Test fifty with a single having all but nicked Anderson behind on the first ball faced.England had been in control at 246 for four in the morning session when momentum shifted away from them but seamer Ball felt his team were well-placed.“I think we’re in a good position,” he said.“I think with the turn and a little bit of varied bounce we were quite happy with the (302) score.”Malan had reached his third half-century in his sixth Test, completing a hat-trick of fifties for England’s rookie batsmen after opener Mark Stoneman had 53 on day one and number three James Vince scored 83.But like his colleagues, Malan squandered the chance by pulling Mitchell Starc straight to a fielder and was out for 56.The wicket broke a stubborn 83-run partnership with Moeen, and England promptly crumbled.Denied a wicket on day one when recalled wicketkeeper Tim Paine grassed a nick from Vince, spinner Lyon trapped Moeen lbw for 38 and bowled Chris Woakes for a duck in quick succession.Jonny Bairstow was caught for nine by Paine skying a pull shot, before Warner took a brilliant, diving catch at leg gully to remove Ball for 14.Broad was dropped in the deep by Marsh when on 10 but he was out for 20 pulling Josh Hazlewood to Handscomb, bringing an end to England’s innings. Starc captured 3-77 and Cummins 3-85 for Australia.ENGLAND 1st innings (o/n 196-4)A. Cook c Handscomb b Starc 2M. Stoneman b Cummins 53J. Vince run-out (Lyon) 83J. Root lbw b Cummins 15D. Malan c S. Marsh b Starc 56M. Ali lbw b Lyon 38J. Bairstow c Paine b Cummins 9C. Woakes b Lyon 0S. Broad c Handscomb b Hazlewood 20J. Ball c Warner b Starc 14J. Anderson not out 5Extras: b-5, nb-1, w-1) 7Total: (all out, 116.4 overs) 302Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-127, 3-145, 4-163, 5-246, 6-249, 7-250, 8-270, 9-286.Bowling: M. Starc 28-4-77-3 (nb-1, w-1) J. Hazlewood 22.4-6 57-1, P. Cummins 30-8-85-3, N. Lyon 36-12-78-2.AUSTRALIA 1st innings C. Bancroft c Bairstow b Broad 5D. Warner c Malan b Ball 26U. Khawaja lbw b Ali 11S. Smith not out 64P. Handscomb lbw b Anderson 14S. Marsh not out 44Extras: (nb-1) 1Total: (for 4 wickets, 62 overs) 165Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-30, 3-59, 4-76.Bowling: J. Anderson 15-4-26-1, S. Broad 10- -5-18-1, M. Ali 19-6-50-1, C. Woakes 8-1-31-0, J. Ball 8-1-35-1 (nb-1), J. Root 2-0-5-0.