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first_imgIRENA: Renewables can provide 50% of Egypt’s electricity by 2030 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Arabian Industry:Egypt has the potential to generate up to 53 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).The Renewable Energy Outlook: Egypt report, released at a high-level conference in Cairo today in the presence of Egyptian government officials and regional decision makers, finds that pursuing higher shares of renewable energy could reduce the country’s energy bill by up to USD 900 million annually in 2030.Renewables could cost-effectively provide up to a quarter of Egypt’s total final energy supply in 2030, per the analysis. Achieving the higher targets would, however, require investment in renewables to grow from USD 2.5 billion per year based on today’s policies to USD 6.5 billion per year.Under current plans, Egypt aims to source 20 per cent of its electricity from renewables by 2022, rising to 42 per cent by 2035. Total installed capacity of renewables in the country today amounts to 3.7 gigawatts (GW).Egypt can draw on an abundance of renewable energy resources to achieve higher shares of hydropower, wind, solar and biomass. To capitalise on this, the report suggests that national policy makers may benefit from periodically re-evaluating the long-term energy strategy to reflect rapid advances in renewable energy technology and falling renewable power generation costs.“Remarkable cost reductions in renewable energy in recent years are encouraging governments all over the world to rethink energy strategies so as to better reflect the new economics of renewables,” said Mr. Adnan Z. Amin, IRENA Director-General.More: Egypt could meet more than 50% of its electricity demand with renewable energylast_img read more

first_img DIÁLOGO: You mentioned interoperability between the Armed Forces and the Police and other security forces. Peru has a historical relationship of collaboration with other countries in the region and also with the United States… Admiral Moscoso: As with any group, there is the possibility of access to weapons to act against the state, and this should be neutralized by the police force. In this sense, we could say that this gang, this criminal group that – it must be said – uses ideology conveniently, must be neutralized by the state. I believe that this is the important point. We should not forget that we recently rescued some people who had been kidnapped. The 4- or 5-year-old children who grew up in these conditions were going to be the future combatants; there are members of the Shining Path columns who are 15 or 16 years old and have grown up following that rhetoric and ideology and don’t know anything else. The goal is to prevent this [scenario] from continuing. Just to give you an example: we have shelters in the Manzanares area for the care of, above all, boys and girls from vulnerable populations, some of whom have been rescued from Shining Path. An 8-year-old child may not know how to use school supplies, for example, for drawing, but this 8-year-old child knows how to arm and disarm a gun. This is exactly what we have to avoid, that this continues to expand. Admiral Moscoso: I could mention his concern for maintaining and increasing channels of cooperation at the hemispheric level. I believe that, over the years, the United States Armed Forces have been careful in making sure that the officers designated as commanders of SOUTHCOM fit this profile — of finding a solution to these problems. The concrete support, the operations, the training aspect –all these activities that seek to bring the hemispheric Armed Forces closer to one another– are a key aspect of General Kelly’s efforts. I have not had the opportunity to talk much with him in the past, but I think he is an officer who has given much to his country, and has successfully fulfilled SOUTHCOM’s objectives. DIÁLOGO: What does a country like Peru, which deals with narcotrafficking linked to terrorism, as in the case of the Shining Path, do to deal with the separation between defense and security tasks in the Armed Forces? DIÁLOGO: Does the fact that you consider that Shining Path is a criminal gang and not a terrorist group have any relevance to the form of combat you employ? Admiral Moscoso: Shining Path is not a threat to the Peruvian state, because the remnant is reduced. What we have to do is be intelligent and go forward so that we cut off their oxygen, so that they keep getting smaller, and so that the population continues to reject them, as it does now. Some part of the population may support them from the logistical point of view, but as the state offers better alternatives for living, the population will distance themselves from them and isolate them in a way that they become further reduced. The reality is that today Shining Path is not a threat to the Peruvian state. Diálogo met with Admiral Jorge Moscoso Flores, Head of the Joint Staff of the Peruvian Armed Forces, to talk about these and other topics during the South American Defense Conference (SOUTHDEC 2015), which took place in Asunción, Paraguay, from August 18 – 21. Admiral Moscoso: [Laughter] What happens is that the valley, as in all geographic units, has to be managed within that context, and it includes the Apurímac and Ene rivers, but it also includes the other river, which is the Mantaro. Therefore, it is correct to call it VRAEM. It is a geographic unit which has to be managed in an integral way, not only from the security point of view, which is what we handle, but also from the point of view of the presence of the state, in the form of means of communication, investment projects, improvements to the living conditions, which take place in that entire geographic environment. DIÁLOGO: Is this your first participation in the SOUTHDEC conference? What is your opinion of it? In the recent past, Peru has replaced Colombia as the top cocaine-producing country in the world. But in the last three years, coca-leaf plantations have been restricted to an area of 50,000 hectares thanks to the Peruvian government’s intensified efforts in the fight against narcotrafficking by means of its Armed Forces and the National Police. The country has an integrated policy of prevention, replacement, repression, and rehabilitation in addition to the government’s strong initiatives against the remnants of the illegal group Shining Path, who are practically limited to the region of the Apurímac, Ene and Mantaro (VRAEM) rivers valley. DIÁLOGO: General Kelly is about to retire after three-and-a-half years as head of U.S. Southern Command. Can you highlight the important exchanges that took place between both countries during that period? Admiral Moscoso: we maintain a very good relationship with the United States. The Armed Forces of the U.S. collaborate a lot with us, principally in training and support for cooperation matters, and this is always welcome. The U.S. and Peruvian Navies have a tradition of collaboration that goes back many years. Not long ago, we celebrated 50 years of UNITAS operations, one of the oldest exercises in the world and just one example of cooperation. On the regional level, we work a lot, principally with the countries with which we share borders. With Colombia and with Brazil, we have an uninterrupted history of more than 40 years of operations in the Amazon rivers. With Bolivia, we are growing closer in order to optimize control over air space; with Ecuador, we have a lot of work to do in order to avoid the crossing of people through illegal passages, and there is an interesting cooperation effort that we should continually improve, because, as we have seen in today’s news, these illegal immigrants have no nationality, and if a door is closed in one place they find where to open another. The big goal is to close all the doors. Admiral Jorge Moscoso Flores: From the doctrinal point of view, separating the tasks of defense and security is a totally valid concept. The training of the members of the Armed Forces is focused toward some very clear and specific tasks, principally based on the defense of sovereignty and territorial integrity. On the other hand, with regard to the topic of narcotrafficking — especially in the cases of cocaine-producing countries — this work is handled by the police, which has personnel who have been trained and developed for that activity. What we now envision is the need to work in an integrated manner. [During my presentation at SOUTHDEC], I gave two examples, one being the destruction of clandestine runways. That is police work, and that is how it is done, but given the complicated security situation of the area where the runways are located, the Armed Forces must cover that aspect. So the police demolition group goes in to destroy the runway, but everything concerning security, including aircraft and helicopter surveillance — those are military helicopters. This is an example of how the Armed Forces and the Police work in an integrated manner in a given activity like the illicit trafficking of drugs. The other area we can mention is that of intelligence, which has to be carried out in an integrated way, because this relationship between the remnants of the Shining Path and narcotrafficking, which is evident, poses the need to work on intelligence subjects in a very integrated way in order to obtain the results expected. Because Shining Path is a criminal gang; it is not a problem, nor does it pose any danger for the Peruvian state. It is a criminal gang that uses an ideology to form a relationship with the community, oppress it and exploit it for its own purposes. This situation is complex from the security point of view and must be controlled by the Armed Forces. By Dialogo October 06, 2015 Only the brilliant and powerful Brazilian Army can in no way help the police fight drug trafficking in the country. But, you can spend millions on having troops in Haiti. Congratulations to the Brazilian Army. I would like, rather the people expect more from you. No, to delivering baskets of food staples as a form of defending this poor country. Since you are very prepared for a war that won’t happen, at least let’s fight drug traffickers in the border regions. what the police does is very good and I support them but sometimes they go too far and mistreat robbers. I don’t support that test Admiral Moscoso: That it is a very interesting and very frank place for dialogue. I think the members of the region’s Armed Forces share common visions of the problems common to our countries, and this allows for interaction to solve [these problems]. The main goal, as we discussed among officers here, is to define clear plans for future projects down the line. We, who have arrived at the highest levels of military hierarchy in our careers, have to have the reassurance that our work has served that purpose. If so, then we have done a good job. DIÁLOGO: But Admiral, an M was added, not subtracted to the acronym VRAEM, so I have the impression that they expanded in that region, right? DIÁLOGO: Shining Path is not a threat to the Peruvian state? last_img read more

first_img March 02, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Equality,  National Issues,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit alleging that a Pittsburgh-area medical center engaged in anti-gay discrimination:“The allegations of discrimination in the federal complaint are disturbing, yet legal under current Pennsylvania law. These allegations illustrate the urgent need for non-discrimination protection legislation. For far too long, Pennsylvania has failed to protect all of our citizens from acts of discrimination in employment and housing. A recent report ranked our commonwealth among the lowest group of states for these protections, which is unacceptable and counter to our place in history.  I urge the General Assembly to pass and send me the Pennsylvania Fairness Act to sign upon its return to Harrisburg later this month.”# # #center_img Governor Wolf Statement on Federal EEOC Lawsuit against Pittsburgh-area Medical Facility for LGBT Discriminationlast_img read more

first_imgJeter’s class includes outfielder Larry Walker and catcher Ted Simmons, along with former union head Marvin Miller. A record crowd of over 70,000 had been expected this summer at the small town in upstate New York to honor Jeter, the former Yankees captain who came within one vote of unanimous election in January.This will be the first year without an induction ceremony since 1960.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Several Major League Baseball teams have announced ticket refund policies for games not played through May because of the virus outbreak. The Cleveland Indians have offered a 10% bonus credit for fans who want to apply what they’ve paid to future games. The Boston Red Sox extended a similar bonus credit to season ticket holders. Spring training was suspended on March 12 and the regular season was delayed from its scheduled March 26 start because of the new coronavirus pandemic. A revised schedule has not been announced. MLB is exploring many options to play this year if it’s deemed safe.— The Tampa Bay Rays are the first Major League Baseball team known to plan furloughs of some full-time employees because of the coronavirus pandemic. That’s according to a person familiar with the decision who told The Associated Press the temporary cost-cutting measures will take effect on Saturday. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSBaseball Hall pushes back 2020 induction ceremonyUNDATED (AP) — First-ballot Hall of Famer Derek Jeter will have to wait an extra year to be inducted at Cooperstown. The Hall of Fame has announced that it has canceled the July 26 induction ceremony because of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the class will be included with any additional new choices at next year’s induction festivities. Associated Press Update on the latest sports April 30, 2020center_img — The inaugural season of “The Hundred” has been postponed for a year after English cricket leaders conceded the task of delivering their glossy and controversial competition during a pandemic was too difficult. The month-long competition was scheduled to start on July 17. It aimed to capitalize on England winning the Cricket World Cup last year and inspire a new generation of fans through a shorter, 100-ball format. The England and Wales Cricket Board said it will not be possible to stage the event because of operational challenges caused by the current social distancing directives and global travel restrictions. The body also didn’t want to stage the competition in empty stadiums.—The Diamond League track meet in Lausanne, Switzerland, won’t happen as scheduled on Aug. 20. Organizers of the Athletissima say they are now looking at “alternative options and formats that could still be considered in order to offer athletes the possibility to compete.” Switzerland’s government has prohibited gatherings of more than 1,000 people until the end of August.GYMNASTICS-HANEY SUSPENDEDFormer US Olympic gymnastics coach Haney suspended 8 yearsUNDATED (AP) — Former U.S. Olympic coach Maggie Haney has been suspended for eight years by USA Gymnastics for verbal and emotional abuse of athletes. — The New York Racing Association is seeking to resume live racing at Belmont Park without fans, and it wants to do the same thing this summer at Saratoga Race Course. NYRA says returning to racing would “provide a small sense of normalcy for fans across the country who can watch on television and online.” There has been no live racing in New York since March 15, although training has continued at Belmont Park. NYRA says thoroughbred racing provides $3 billion in annual economic impact and over 19,000 jobs in the state.— Churchill Downs will open stables at the track and training center in phases starting May 11 before races are run during its spring meet without spectators. The historic track postponed the Kentucky Derby last month from May 2 to Sept. 5 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will mark the first time since 1945 horse racing’s marquee event will not run on the first Saturday in May. The stables closed since Dec. 31 for winter renovations and their reopening been being delayed several times.— Germany is beginning to roll out coronavirus testing at soccer clubs in the top two men’s leagues in the hope of resuming the season next month. The German league tells news agency DPA the tests will start immediately. The Bundesliga’s plan to resume in May rests on regular testing for players. That is likely to be before they resume full-team training and before each game. Thousands of tests will be needed to complete the season. That has fueled criticism that the plan wastes resources. The vice president of Germany’s public health institute said last week testing should be focused on people who have symptoms or were linked to an outbreak.— A new women’s soccer season has started in Belarus after it was initially delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The season started with a game between Dynamo-BGUFK and the Belarus national under-19 team. The under-19 team competes in the league alongside club squads. Fans were allowed to attend the game for free but fewer than 100 were in the stands at the stadium in Minsk. Belarus is the only country in Europe playing professional soccer during the pandemic. The men’s league started last month. The women’s league had been scheduled to start on April 16 but was delayed.— British boxing’s governing body says it hopes fights can be staged from July. The British Boxing Board of Control says events would likely be held without fans initially and with an emphasis on “minimal numbers” of officials and broadcast personnel. Anyone at the events will have to have been in pre-fight quarantine and had tests for COVID-19. There will initially be a maximum of five contests in a show. USA Gymnastics confirmed the penalty in a statement Wednesday. The decision came after two months of hearings that included Olympic champion Laurie Hernandez testifying against her longtime coach and world champion Riley McCusker writing a letter critical of Haney.Haney is suspended from membership and any coaching of USA Gymnastics athletes or in member clubs for eight years, effective immediately, followed by a two-year probationary period. After the suspension concludes, USA Gymnastics said Haney may reapply for membership after submitting proof of completing certain specified Safe Sport courses.last_img read more