Clean Power Plan promises health benefits

first_img Read Full Story The health benefits federal officials predict would result from implementing President Obama’s proposed Clean Power Plan —which calls for reducing carbon emissions from power plants by nearly one-third of the 2005 level by 2030 —are realistic, according to Jonathan Buonocore, research associate, Center For Health and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and co-author of a study in the May 2015 issue of Nature Climate Change.In a Modern Healthcare article on August 4, 2015, Buonocore said the standards could boost health by slowing climate change, and thereby reduce the number of extreme storms like hurricanes and heat waves, which can lead to water and food shortages and deaths. Also, by boosting air quality, known as a “co-benefit,” there would be fewer premature deaths, heart attacks, asthma, and stroke.“The nice thing about these co-benefits is you get them immediately,” Buonocore said in the article.The plan, if adopted, promises to help reduce other climate-related public health issues, such as higher ozone levels, which can worsen respiratory problems like asthma, he told Wired in an August 4, 2015 article. “Ozone is usually a problem in the summer,” Buonocore said. “With climate change you’re basically extending the ozone season.”Federal officials say the Clean Power Plan by 2030 would prevent 1,500 to 3,600 premature deaths, 90,000 asthma attacks in children, 1,700 heart attacks, and 300,000 missed days of school and work.last_img read more

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President Morehead Tour

first_imgUniversity of Georgia President Jere Morehead assumed his presidential post on July 1. Long before, however, President Morehead expressed a desire to learn more about agriculture, the state’s No. 1 industry. Last Wednesday and Thursday, he was immersed into the agricultural world, thanks to a guided tour by Georgia Agricultural Commissioner Gary Black and UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean and Director Scott Angle. The group was joined by state representatives Terry England, chairman of the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, and Tom McCall, chairman of the House of Representatives Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee. Also joining a portion of the two-day tour were Georgia Senators John Wilkinson and Jack Hill. Wilkinson is chairman of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, while Hill serves as chairman of Appropriations.The agriculture contingent visited farms and UGA CAES research facilities and talked with farmers and Ag consultants across the state. It was an educational two-day trip down agricultural lane.“(President Morehead’s) shown a strong desire to learn about agriculture,” Angle said. “Several months before he assumed office, he was already meeting with Commissioner Black and myself and others in the Ag industry to learn more. At that time he promised one of the first things he’d do once he got into office is tour farms and Ag businesses around the state. (Wednesday’s) the product of that promise.”During the two-day tour, President Morehead made stops at the UGA Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center in Lyons, Lewis Taylor Farms in Tifton, Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie, Southeastern Minerals in Bainbridge, the UGA’s Bull Test Station in Rome, Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge and Field Farms in Cornelia. Through the tour, the new president learned about peanut, cotton, beef, poultry, fruit and vegetable production in Georgia and challenges Ag operations face like labor and limited water use.“Georgia has a unique position with our climate, water, land, people, research capabilities, market and transportation system that agriculture should be a part of the mainstream economic development strategy in this state,” Black said. “We’re the local bread-basket for the whole east coast. The American consumers want their products produced locally. They want to be engaged with good, strong family farms. We’re trying to make that connection between the importance of the university system, with its research and Cooperative Extension. We’ve got people who we are employing that are offering advice that farmers like Bill Brim are relying on, and that advice has multi-billion dollar economic consequences.“Putting all that together, that’s why we’re on this tour and President Morehead gets that. I believe we’re going to see some wonderful results from it.”At the Vidalia onion center, onion growers like Chris Hopkins told the president how the university and the center benefit their industry directly. “You can mimic growing onions in other parts of the state, but you can’t put a price on real time research data that’s conducted at your back door,” he said. Hopkins, who holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the UGA CAES, farms land that adjoins the research center property. On the second day of the tour, Phil Worley explained the benefit of the UGA Bull Test Station to the president and others on the tour. “A lot of what we do here is test what the scientists think will work in a practical setting,” said Worley, superintendent of the Northwest Georgia Research and Education Center, as the delegation toured the experimental pastures and viewed the university’s 225 head of cattle. “It doesn’t always work on the farm the way it works in the computer. We get most our funding from selling cows, and I think that keeps us focused on what’s practical and cost effective.” A big reason for that economic success has been the research and improvements made by UGA scientists, like Stanley Culpepper in his study of palmer amaranth, and John Beasley and Glen Harris, crop agronomists who contributed in a study about the potential use of unmanned aerial vehicles. The trio discussed their research during the tour’s stop at the Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie on Wednesday afternoon.“This is the most important industry in the state of Georgia,” President Morehead said. “The University of Georgia has always been supportive of the state of Georgia, so I thought it was very important that I get out across the state and do this farm tour.“I appreciate Commissioner Black giving up his valuable time to put this tour together. We have so many of the state’s leaders with me on this tour. It’s a terrific opportunity for me to learn more about how the University of Georgia interacts with the agricultural community and what we can do to support agriculture more in this state.”In the UGA 2011 Farm Gate Value Report reports agriculture commodities around the state generated more than $12 billion in farm gate value. According to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, the total economic impact of agriculture in 2011 was $71.1 billion.last_img read more

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Current traffic restrictions in Croatia, neighboring and other European countries

first_imgBOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA  Lanes at border crossings for passengers who have announced themselves via the Enter Croatia system The borders are open to EU citizens. Citizens of Sweden and the United Kingdom are advised to go into 14-day self-isolation when entering the country. The borders are open to EU citizens. GERMANY OPENS BORDERS ITALY BORDER OPENING BELGIUM OPENS BORDERS Third-country nationals still I can enter Croatia, but will still have to prove their reason for entering the country (business, economic, tourist or personal reason). SPAIN OPENED THE BORDERS UKRAINE OPENS GRNAICE The borders have been open since June 15. Citizens coming from 29 countries will have to go into self-isolation from July 6, which will last for 7 days. The list includes Serbia, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia… Montenegro opens its borders on June 1st. The countries with which they will open the borders are Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Albania, Greece… Montenegro closed the border with BiH on 18 June. Source: HAK, koronavirus.hr, MUP / Photo: HAK BiH borders are open to citizens of Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. Special lanes have been marked at the most frequent border crossings for passengers who have announced their arrival in Croatia via the Enter Croatia system, the Ministry of the Interior announced. This will reduce border crossing time. These are the border crossings of Bregana, Macelj, Rupe and Plovanija. ENTRY INTO THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA FROM THIRD COUNTRIES From the citizens of the so-called third countries, the border is open to citizens of Montenegro, but not to citizens of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. They are followed by 14 days of self-isolation upon entry or must present a recent coronavirus test if they enter Slovenia with the intention of staying. SWITZERLAND INTRODUCTION RESTRICTIONS When citizens of these Member States enter the Republic of Croatia, their entry will be recorded with the collection of additional data (destination, mobile phone number and e-mail address), due to the possible need to contact for epidemiological reasons. It needs to be fulfilled form on the page EnterCroatia and leave data. Slovenian measures – Croatia is on the yellow list. There is no panic, no obligatory self-isolation, only a little more crowd at the borders. We bring you the current restrictions in Croatia and neighboring countries, as due to various changes, people have constant inquiries, so let’s summarize the current situation. France opened its borders to EU citizens on June 15. Only passengers who enter the country and show symptoms of the disease will be quarantined. SERBIA HAS OPENED BORDERS AUSTRIA ISSUES WARNING FOR WESTERN BALKAN COUNTRIES From midnight on 30 June, all EU / EEA citizens and permanent residents in the EU / EEA (with the United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican) are free to enter Croatia without restrictions.  A recommendation to complete the form is still valid for all passengers ENTERCROATIA and thus announce their arrival in order to cross the border faster and in order to potentially monitor contacts in case of infection. All other foreign nationals can enter for business or tourist reasons (with paid accommodation reservation).  As of Friday, June 12, Croatian citizens are free to enter Hungary. Hungary opens its borders. POLAND OPENS BORDERS IN MID-JUNE BULGARIA HAS OPENED BORDERScenter_img Third countries whose citizens are allowed entry are Algeria, Australia, Montenegro, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Uruguay. Chinese citizens will also be able to enter, but on the condition that Beijing lifts restrictions on the entry of EU citizens. This decision will be in effect for two weeks (until July 15).  To enter and stay in Slovenia, Croatian citizens must have a coronavirus test that is not older than 36 hours. The borders have been open to all EU citizens since 16 June. From June 16, Croatian citizens will also be able to travel freely to Austria. On July 1, Austria issued a warning to the countries of the Western Balkans. Despite the instructions of the European Union, measures towards Serbia still remain, and remain for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, Albania and Montenegro. All returnees from these countries and their citizens are subject to a 7-day isolation or valid coronavirus test. SLOVAKIA OPENS BORDERS CZECH REPUBLIC OPENS BORDERS It is planned to open the borders from mid-June… Croatian citizens are free to enter the Czech Republic from June 8. For a tourist visit, it is necessary to present a confirmation of the reservation of accommodation in an accommodation facility in Croatia (confirmation, voucher, camp rental agreement, permanent connection agreement, etc.). Additional information on crossing borders can be found here. The borders are open to all EU citizens. Self-isolation is recommended for citizens coming from countries with a large number of infected people. RUSSIAN MEASURES Russia’s road borders are partially open. People are allowed to enter the country because of important economic interests, those who have urgent family responsibilities (caring for sick family members) and diplomats. THE NETHERLANDS OPENED THE BORDERS Germany has opened its borders – self-isolation is needed for the citizens of the so-called at-risk countries. From the citizens of the so-called third countries, the border is open to citizens of Montenegro, but not to citizens of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. For them, 14 days of self-isolation follows upon entry. MONTENEGRO OPENS BORDERS Opening borders for EU and third country nationals (Serbia, BiH…)  New measures in public transport in Croatia Passengers and citizens in public transport in Croatia must wear face masks. The public transport service provider will not allow entry to citizens who do not have a mask, or will not start the vehicle if there is a person without a mask in it. Serbia has opened its borders and a coronavirus test is no longer needed to enter that country. After entering the country, one does not have to isolate oneself. FRANCE RESTRICTS MOVEMENT Croatia is on the so-called yellow leaves (green, yellow and red). All Slovenes returning to the country will have to explain where they have been in Croatia (certificate of tourist accommodation, ownership of a cottage, boat…). Poland announces it is likely to open its borders in mid-June. For the time being, controls are being carried out at border crossings. ROMANIA HAS OPENED BORDERS Maritime border crossings are opening Permanent border crossings Umag, Poreč, Rovinj, Mali Lošinj, Korčula and Ubli are opened, as well as seasonal crossings Umag – ACI Marina, Novigrad, Sali, Božava, Primošten, Komiža, Hvar, Vis, Stari Grad on the island of Hvar, Vela Luka and Cavtat .  The borders are open for EU citizens – passengers coming from Sweden, Great Britain and Portugal have to go into 14-day self-isolation. Greece has opened its borders The borders are open to all EU countries except Sweden. All guests will need to fill out online before entering the state form. Then they will receive a QR code at the entrance, and depending on where they come from, they will be directed to further activities – free entry or testing. From June 3, you can enter and leave Italy freely. A special warning is issued for all travelers who intend to visit the Lombardy region HUNGARIAN MEASURES The borders are open to the citizens of most EU countries, including Croatian citizenslast_img read more

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Investment Going to the local

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Stockland Cairns hits market with $230m price tag

first_imgStockland Group is poised to capitalise on Australia’s white-hot sub-regional shopping centre market by offering a once-in-a-decade chance to buy one of Queensland’s largest retail hubs.The retail centre giant is selling Stockland Cairns with an asking price of more than $230 million, in a bid to take advantage of the unprecedented activity in both the sub-regional shopping centre sector and in Queensland’s retail market.Stockland Cairns is one of Queensland’s most significant shopping centres, with almost 50,000sqm of retail space and a strong line-up of anchor tenants.Read the full story on Commercial NewsMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agolast_img read more

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The auction action has already started to heat up in Brisbane

first_imgWhile the outside of 67 Brook St, Windsor looked like it needed a coat of paint, it was a different story inside.Bidding on a home 67 Brook St, Windsor started at $600,000 There were three bidders vying for the home, which was marketed by Alex Rutherford. It sold under the hammer for $685,000. Inside 67 Brook St, Windsor had been renovated.Meanwhile 15 Vale St, Kelvin Grove sold at auction for $670,000. Bidding started at $550,000.Agent Mario Sultana said Kelvin Grove was attracting the smart money.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours ago“We are seeing huge popularity in entry level homes that have renovation potential for buyers keen to build their dream residence,’’ he said.“In this case, the buyer was a local father looking for a passion project and a rental. His priority though was to secure a property in this location to ensure their young family is in the school catchment zone of Kelvin Grove State School.”At 8/159 – 163 Sydney St, New Farm an apartment marketed through Aaron Woolard sold under the hammer for $890,000. Mr Woolard said they had overwhelming interest in the apartment from couples looking to downsize.Another New Farm property sold under the hammer in Ray White auctions on Thursday night.The home at 166 Merthyr Road, New Farm sold for $987,500.Agent Hamish Bowman said there had been a lot of interest in the property and he was convinced it would sell.“There were a few Sydney buyers looking at it, and we’d had a lot of local interest including some small business owners. It’s an ideal spot for a business actually,” Mr Bowman said.“Straight up, it’d be a good renter. But it’s got potential to for small business.’”Vendor Paul Quillinan, an electrician, had owned the property for the past 31 years with his brother John Quillinan. “New Farm has changed so much in 31 years. Back them you could have fired a cannon down the street and not hit anyone. But now it’s so busy, and there’s a lot of traffic and some great restaurants in New Farm too,” he said. “It’s always been so central for me in my work as an electrician, as I work on projects all around the place. I’ll stay in the area as I still like it here.“You can walk everywhere from New Farm and it’s easy to get up to the Sunshine Coast or down to the Gold Coast from there. “For us, it was just time to sell.” 166 Merthyr Rd, New Farm sold under the hammer for $987,500.STRONG weekday auction results could be a good sign for sellers planning to put their homes under the hammer this weekend.With the auction year now in full swing there are 161 home expected to go under the hammer in Brisbane this week – 44 more than last week.According to CoreLogic figures nationally the number of properties being offered for auction this week is higher than at the same time last year.Property to sell this week including three which sold at the Place in room auctions on Thursday night.center_img 169 Empress Tce, Bardon sold under the hammer.Also selling on the same night was 169 Empress Tce Bardon, which went under the hammer for $652,000.Marketing agent Mathew Abboud sold the deceased estate post war home, which sits on an elevated 465sq m in one of Bardon’s quietest street.last_img read more

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Sydney buyers on the hunt for a bargain in this sought-after suburb

first_imgMORE interstate buyers are chasing the great Hawthorne dream, with the recent sale of a four-bedroom family home proving Sydneysiders are seeing value in the sought-after inner-Brisbane suburb.The property at 69 Elliott Street sold for $1.835 million to a couple relocating from the New South Wales capital with a view to raising a family in the home.The offmarket sale was negotiated by Luke Batchelor and Taylor Kleinberg of Place Kangaroo Point.Mr Batchelor said the property had “everything you’d ever want in a house”.“We’re seeing a lot of people from Sydney moving to Hawthorne and Bulimba,” he said.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“They see the value here for a brand new four to five bedroom home, compared to Sydney, which is ridiculous.” The outdoor area of the home at 69 Elliott Street, Hawthorne.Mr Batchelor and Mr Kleinberg also negotiated the offmarket sale of another Hawthorne home this month for $1.91 million.The property at 57 Barton Road was still in the middle of being renovated when it sold to a local family moving from Mt Gravatt.“You know the market is definitely hot in Hawthorne when they’re buying before the renovation is even completed,” Mr Batchelor said.last_img read more

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UK subsea players target India’s oil & gas market

first_imgUK subsea companies showcased their technology and expertise to senior officials from India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) during last week’s trade mission to South Asia.The trade mission was organized by industry body Subsea UK in partnership with the Department of International Trade (DIT).The five-day mission saw representatives from Expro Group, Flexlife, GE Oil and Gas, SMD, Sonardyne, and Tata Steel participate in a series of workshops in New Delhi, Kakinada, and Mumbai from May 22-26 to demonstrate their deep-water exploration and production capabilities.Following the announcement that ONGC will make a $10 billion investment in exploration and production in the east coast region of India, with $5 billion for the 98/2 fields in the KG Basin already committed, UK companies were being asked to suggest ways they could help unlock India’s deep-water potential.The mission also included a technical session with Reliance Industries, a conglomerate holding company which owns businesses engaged in energy, petrochemicals, textiles, natural resources, retail, and telecommunications.Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said: “With UK subsea exports valued at almost £5 billion ($6.4 billion), we want to see an increase of British firms targeting international expansion to sustain long-term growth.“We hope the mission will deliver thought-provoking discussions with senior officials from ONGC and Reliance Industries and ultimately lead to future business.”last_img read more

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I studied Cesc game growing up – Gilmour

first_img “Yes, I did see it [after the Grimsby game],” said Gilmour. “One of my friends text me, I was buzzing. When I first came to Chelsea it was with the IEP (video analysis youth programme), so you had to focus yourself on a player and mine was Cesc. Read Also:Teen star Billy Gilmour backed to shine by Chelsea’s Barkley “I loved how he played so I just went and watched a lot of videos of him. Now I have got older, I just try to put it into the games and it’s working. But no, he is a role model of mine. I never ever trained with the first-team with him, so when he was away I got opportunities around there.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Billy Gilmour has revealed he honed his own game by watching videos of former Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas. Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour impressed against Liverpool Gilmour is the talk of the town after a man-of-the-match performance in Tuesday’s FA Cup fifth-round win over Liverpool. Fabregas publicly praised the Scottish midfielder after his performance against Grimsby Town earlier in the season.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted Content6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This8 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Video To Stream Right Now10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

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Raheem Sterling already focused on Manchester City’s next game

first_imgRaheem Sterling is looking onwards and upwards after igniting his Manchester City career with a hat-trick in Saturday’s 5-1 demolition of Bournemouth. Wilfried Bony also struck twice as the Barclays Premier League leaders made light of the absences of key attacking duo Sergio Aguero and David Silva at the Etihad Stadium. But with star striker Aguero likely to be out for at least a month and playmaker Silva for a fortnight, Sterling is aware there are tougher challenges ahead. They start with Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday before City then travel to Old Trafford for next Sunday’s derby against Manchester United. Sterling said: “It is always good to be on the scoresheet and even better to get a hat-trick. That was my best game so far for City – I had chances and I finished them so I’m happy. “But the game has gone now and I need to focus on the next game and hopefully try to get on the scoresheet then. We have to put this game to one side now and look towards Sevilla and Man United next weekend.” Sterling played just behind lone striker Bony with the outstanding Kevin de Bruyne to his left and Jesus Navas on the right. Bournemouth did have a good early penalty appeal rejected but City’s attack soon started to fire as Sterling and Bony both struck in the opening 11 minutes. Glenn Murray replied but Sterling showed great composure to net another after being released by a brilliant De Bruyne pass and completed his treble before the interval, although Navas should have taken the initial chance. Bony claimed his second with a neat turn in the closing minutes and Kelechi Iheanacho had another effort ruled out for offside. The performances of the forwards, and particularly of De Bruyne and the understanding between Bony and Sterling, were among the highlights and bode well for City at a time when squad depth is being tested. Sterling said: “The movement up front and the passing from midfield has been really good in the last few games and we’ve been playing some good, free-flowing stuff. “I thought Wilf was unbelievable. He brought people into the game and scored goals when he needed to. That was a credit to him.” For Bony there was also great satisfaction. His City career is yet to get going with a combination of international commitments, injuries and illness – now revealed to be malaria – having hampered him since his £25million January move from Swansea. Bony said: “This is a good chance for me and it started to work, so let’s hope it carries on like this.” Bournemouth’s preparations had been disrupted when goalkeeper Artur Boruc aggravated a thigh injury in the warm-up and had to be replaced by Adam Federici. It was the latest in a series of injury problems to hit the promoted side, having already lost Tommy Elphick, Callum Wilson, Max Gradel and Tyrone Mings to long-term problems. Manager Eddie Howe said: “With our full squad this would be an incredibly tough task and it is even more so with the players we have out. “But we are going to have to cope. I still believe the squad we have got is able to be competitive, despite the fact we have so many players out long term. We are not looking at that as an excuse.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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