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Basin governments reach agreement on sdl projects


Basin governments reach agreement on sdl projects

By: Emanuele Berardini and Emanuele Calabresi, International Business Times

14 Nov 2016 06:40:37

A coalition of three European Union governments has reached a?????? deal to build hydroelectric dams across the Balkans region, paving the way for building of new hydroelectric power projects in the region.

The government of‘s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDK) and the Social Democrats and Liberal Democrats in the United States joined forces in a statement yesterday to seek more ambitious projects to deliver electricity and heat generation across the region.

The Serbian cabinet gave a green light to the projects, after three years of negotiations. “The construction of these projects will significantly improve the electricity supply in the Balkans,” a statement on the Serbian Cabinet website said.

Under the agreement, Serbia will help finance a €1.5 billion project by the utility NCSI-Hydro, with half of the project coming from the European Commission. The rest will come from the European Fund for Strategic Investmejarvees.comnts, under which Belgium was also part.

The EU, the United States and the Netherlands will each receive €1.5 billion. The largest investor in Serbia is the European Investment Bank (EIB), which was one of those parties to sign up in 2014 to lend and invest in the project.

A series of similar schemes had reached the deadline of 2012, but had all stalled due to opposition by member states.

“This will boost our energy security, strengthen our economy and create new jobs,” said EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger after the signing of the deal.

The projects will be based at the Pristina Hydro Plant, an 835-megawatt plant which is located south of Split. According to the latest official report, the project is on track for completion in 2017.

EU Energy Commissioner Oettinger (L-R) Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic (C) Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic (2L) Croatia Prime Minister Ivo Sanaderi (2R) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (L) Serbia Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic (C) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic (R) Serbian Prime Minister Tomislav Nikolic (C) European Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger (L) Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic

Posted by David Bates on 20th June 2020

Firefighters tackle northern bushfires in the town of Kupwela, some 400km west of Brisbane, on July 14, 2017


Firefighters tackle northern bushfires in the town of Kupwela, some 400km west of Brisbane, on July 14, 2017. Photo: AP

Northern Territory Premier Adam Giles told Sky News the government believed the fire was now under control and had declared it to be out.

He said he ?????was encouraged by the assistance to come from the Red Cross in t?????he

Posted by David Bates on 20th June 2020

Challenges ahead for tt line


Challenges ahead for tt line

“This time I’m working with a couple of small teams, one team that works on an individual-level and the other on team-level, and that’s what we have done this time,” Stapleton said. “We have a couple of teams that come up with different solutions. They come to me with different goals for the service for the current situation and I then have some discussions about how I can move forward.

“I think it’s very clear that, in order for the tt line to succeed, the existing infrastructure needs to be changed and the infrastructure needs to be looked at from a more holistic perspective.”

With services for the aging population such as the tt line failing to cope with such a complex and ever-changing need for care, Stapleton said it is critical to the success of the service that the community knows the exist??????ing resources will be there.

“I think that there is an awareness problem, which is that while there is a long-term solution — that’s one component of the problem — a small amount of people are going to die. And that we need to do a lot more to move people out of the home because there is a need for care and support,” Stapleton said. “There’s a lot of people who are dying every day, especially elderly people. The need for service is so huge and the current system is in serious trouble.”

The tt line serves the needs of 5,000 men, women and children each day and can only provide care when a hospital emergency room is open. It is not accessible for those with mobility disabilities or who cannot use a wheelchair or other standard assistance device.

A tt line is available Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following sites for a fee of $50 per adult or $80????? per child, along with one tt line wheelchair. All t??????t lines can be checked in to a facility by 7 a.m. in case of delays. If not arriving in time, they are placed for the day through the tt line’s website. The day’s tt service is valid for 24 hours. Tt services vary with age and services such as those for disabled elderly are available to those who live with disabilities in their homes, Stapleton said.

“To get to the people who actually are being treated that are leaving, or having other issues in their lives that they’re having to handle, that’s

Posted by David Bates on 20th June 2020

Winds whip up in mackay as cyclone hamish hovers near coast – MailOnline


Winds whip up in mackay as cyclone hamish hovers near coast – MailOnline

But, he said, he believed “some good people” in the region would take on the Storm Desmond effort.

“I feel very confident that if someone else would take on this project, it would be very successful,” he told BBC Scotland.

“It would be fantastic to have some of our friends who have a background in building and fixing these things around the county come and undertake this project. It would definitely be a unique project.

“I think some good people would be up for this as well.”

And he said he would have thought “we’d have the money to do it but there’s j?????ust no money.”

But he admitted he was “shocked” to be asked to join the effort, and that the people of Mairney wanted to put themselves at risk.

“It’s definitely been difficult but we’ve done our bit, we’ve been there but no money. We need to get our hjarvees.comouse in order,” he said.

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption David MacLougjarvees.comhlin on the Storm Desmond effort

“But if somebody asked me to come in, I’d really look forward to it. It’s a huge event and we’ve got a lot of work to do.

“It’s not going to be easy in this area but hopefully we can do it.”

The man who has set up the Storm Desmond foundation is hoping someone will pay for the project and has contacted local authority and council to ask if the plan for a cyclone watch will be looked into.

But he said that was still being considered.

“We don’t yet know what the exact funding will be to make this happen but I am sure somebody will be up for the challenge,” he said.

He said it was a great idea and he hoped the idea and the charity will “keep getting the recognition and support needed”.

His son, Tom, who was on the same ferry crossing, said he had no plans to go into his boat to avoid the storm.

But the couple could be on one ferry at some point – after Storm Desmond. “I do know there will be some people across the ferry just going for it,” he said.

Image copyright Scottish Council of Storm Desmond Image caption Tom MacLoughlin and his wife, Joanne MacLoughlin, are hoping to put themselves at risk in order to help other people

Posted by David Bates on 20th June 2020

Act reckless driving laws voted down in Assembly


Act reckless driving laws voted down in Assembly.

As you can see, I’ve only used one side of the question. Both sides make the same argument: The laws create a legal obligation and make it illegal to hit someone when you’re drunk. I haven’t tried to quantify the legal obligation or enforce it and haven’t talked about the ramifications for DUI cases. The same thing would happen if two drivers involved in a collision had been charged for reckless driving, although I do remember one of those cases was successful.

If any one party is found responsible for someone other than themselves (which is not the case here) the person must give the other party a chance to prove they were not reckless. This is usually not feasible, but it’s certainly an option in some circumstances.

As mentioned earlier in this article, no matter which way you slice it, I believe the legislature is out of touch. To take the state’s position on this topic would appear to be to suggest there is something wrong with you when you have drunk and reckless driving problems.

To put it in perspective, most major cities require drivers to wear helmets at all times. Most states only allow drivers to drive without helmets on when they are below the legal speed limit or when driving on the highway on an?????? emergency or suspended license.

I’m sorry, but I think this is a bad idea. When your driving is dangerous and you have a legal right to drive without a helmet in any circumstance, you are essentially encouraginjarvees.comg more people to get into these type of situations where they can get in a deadly vehicle accident. At least when I have drunk and reckless driving issues I don’t like to put myself in the spot of the person with a legal right to drive, but that’s not the situation here.

In conclusion, it seems to me that there isn’t anything wrong with alcohol. If it was just the driving, I’d agree with them and I would be going against all the research and consensus that says that drunk and reckless driving are at least somewhat different. But, this isn’t the case. It seems to me that there needs to be a different approach towards drunk and reckless driving laws that isn’t simply advocating that people will avoid them for their own personal safety.

There should also be more mandatory sentencing and less discretionary sentencing for drunk and reckless driving. The public needs to be aware of potential issues that come with drunk and reckless driving, and how to avoid them as well.

In my experience, many drunk and reckless dri???vers end up getting arrested and the

Posted by David Bates on 20th June 2020

No deal on west coast hospital deal


No deal on west coast hospital deal.”

That was the headline from that report from the Center for Public Integrity last summer. A couple of weeks later, the Wall Street Journal ran a version with identical headline.

Trump administration officials and some White House staff members deny those claims.

They say the deal was to use the existing U.S. financial system, which has a long history of delays for foreign hospitals and financial institutions, as a “precursor” to the final deal to bring U.S. hospitals, and to hospitals from other countries, in line with the new arrangement under consideration by the Trump administration.

But the deal does have significant caveats for American hospitals and financial institutions. The administration officials note that as of Monday, the president is in the process of signing executive orders requiring the government to ease some regulations on foreign banks.

So the government has to negotiate the final terms, and negotiate with foreign banks with whom the government has to agree on new standards, before it actually gets to the final deal, they say. “If you can’t do that, there is a reason,” one official said.

Officials also point out that some of the new standards are still up for negotiation, and it’s up to the health department to negotiate. It’s not clear whether that’s still the case, or whether an executive order is the best way to go about it.

And it’s not clear how the new rules would compare to what Obama originally put into effect when he signed the Affordable Care Act.

Still, in an early Wednesday post on his official White House Twitter acc???ount, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said a new health care bill may be coming “soon.”

The president hasn’t commented publicly on the health care deal, but Trump tweeted la??????ter in the day about the “very exciting” news that the Affordable Care Act “will be coming, sooner rather than later!”

At the time, the administration was still negotiating a health care bill with Congress to try to bring the cost of health care in the U.S. under control.

The president also has said in a series of tweets on Wednesday that a “massive tax cut” is coming ???this year. He also tweeted an old video from an earlier White House rally featuring Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee.

Corker has supported the Senate bill and the Trump health care proposal, both of which are being considered by the U.S. Senate. Corker is said to favor a bill that would raise taxes on the wealth

Posted by David Bates on 20th June 2020

Giuliani strikes out over baseball flip flop


Giulia???ni strikes out over baseball flip flop

Rangers GM ?????Jeff Banister: ‘No one ?????is better than me at managing’

The Big Book of Professional Pitchers

By Kevin Eck

Hardcover, 304 pages

Orchard Press

List price: $28.95

Posted by David Bates on 19th June 2020

China will action economic stimulus package rudders confidence in the global economy, says Nama


China will action economic stimulus package rudders confidence in the global economy, says Nama.

The World Bank says China’s fiscal deficit remains at 7.7% of GDP compared to the target of 5.2% this year.

Nama adds the Chinese government has been taking steps to stabilise the economy with policies such as easing capital outflows and raising productivity through increasing public investment, and this will lead to faster economic growth.

However, Chinese authorities have also been warning about the negativ?????e imnatyasastra.compact of growth in the future on China’s fragile infrastructure sector.

On the weekend China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China, said Chinese workers face “worrisome” job prospects, and not??????ed that a growing number of them are taking jobs overseas.

Posted by David Bates on 19th June 2020

Earlier grape vintages in canberra district


Earlier grape vintages in canberra district.

Fruit vinification at Aucheras.

This is a fresh fruit vinification at a nursery in wahidah.

There are a few people here making wines that could make it.


Kunimba is a small farming town close to the CBD where the farmers p?????roduce fruit and vegetables.

Fruit vinification is done by the people there.

Peopl?????e living in the area and working on the farms do a lot of but they get money from the market.

There is no wine-distillery here but a fruit-Vinification Station exists where the locals make wine for tourism.


Wahidah is a little village near the CBD, located right on the edge of the big urban area.

It is where many farmers work on making wine.

Posted by David Bates on 19th June 2020

Smelly lunch tiger mum bubble tea the subtle traits that might have made it a different animal are lost on us as a species – and in the past year, we’ve spent a lot of time worrying about them


Smelly lunch tiger mum bubble tea the subtle traits that might have made it a different animal are lost on us as a species – and in the past year, we’ve spent a lot of time worrying about them.

We’v??? ???e all seen them on our televisions. We know what they look like. We have photographic memory – we recognise them. What we haven’t considered is what they taste like – or what their significance for our species might be.

In this study, a group of British researchers from the Universities of Brighton and Cambri??? ??? ???dge have discovered a new ingredient to our favourite bubble tea mix – a compound that’s only found in some Asian tea. It’s a tea compound known as guaiacol that’s known to treat malaria, reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, and even protect against cancers and autoimmune diseases. But it’s even more intriguing given that, for the first time, researchers are looking into how tea might even be an effective anti-cancer treatment.

Guaiacol works through the bodies’ natural defences – ???? ???known as pheromones, which are released by insects. When a leaf is shaken, some of them are released into the air, creating a smell that attracts all of our bugs.

The more of these pheromones a leaf has, the more likely it is to attract insects. And that’s not all. The smell of these insects attracts bacteria – which then makes bacteria eat off the plant (and in the process, convert the plant into guaiacol – a valuable ingredient for tea.) That’s how the researchers at the universities of Brighton and Cambridge came to discover guaiacol.

But even more amazing than how it works is how easily it can be extracted. That’s because the secret lies not with the chemicals that these bugs produce – as many plant biochemists believe, they do. Instead, it is that the leaves in our favourite bubble tea are made up of thousands of compounds, each with a different molecular structure. So, to extract this complex chemical, we need to get a molecule made of different molecules.

So, what does tea do for cancer?

One of the most recent studies published in the journal PLOS ONE looks at the potential anti-cancer properties of green tea with animal models of various cancers in mice. The researchers were able to show that an intervention that boosted the activity of a certain gene in rats was effective at reducing their levels of one particular tumour in a particular kind of cancer – one that was previously shown to not only cause cancer

Posted by David Bates on 19th June 2020