Siemens to stop selling turbines for new coal-fired power plant projects

first_imgSiemens to stop selling turbines for new coal-fired power plant projects FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Siemens Energy, which builds steam turbines for power plants, will no longer take on new business to supply coal-fired powered stations, it said on Tuesday, making it the latest firm to scale back fossil fuel-related operations.Selling turbines to coal-fired power plants accounts for a low single-digit percentage of the company’s sales, or roughly 820 million euros ($970 million) based on 2020 figures. It has said the business is profitable.Siemens Energy will still meet existing commitments, including placed bids, and honour service contracts for combined heat and power stations.Siemens Energy, which owns 67% of wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa, makes about 30% of its sales by catering to fossil-fuel power stations, mostly gas, where it competes with General Electric and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.Fourth-quarter earnings before interest, tax and amortisation (EBITA) before special items fell 87% to 70 million euros ($83 million) due to impairments and restructuring costs.[Christopher Steitz]More: Siemens Energy drops most coal business following spin-offlast_img read more

California-Style Chicken Pizza.

first_img Share 23 Views   no discussions Recipe Share Tweet Food & DiningLifestyle California-Style Chicken Pizza. by: – June 23, 2011center_img Sharing is caring! This up-to-date pizza recipe, made with thawed frozen bread dough, is topped with dried tomatoes, Monterey Jack cheese, and grilled chicken breasts.An easy substitution would be the meat from a deli-roasted chicken. Try adding artichokes to vary up the recipe.This would be equally as good if you used Alfredo sauce instead of the tomato sauce.Ingredients:1 16-ounce loaf frozen bread dough, thawed1/4 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel1 tablespoon lemon juice1 tablespoon margarine or butter, melted3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breast halves1/4 cup finely snipped dried tomatoesParmesan Pizza Sauce (see Recipe Center)2 fresh medium tomatoes, thinly sliced1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 ounces) Share Directions:On a lightly floured surface, roll bread dough into a 14-inch circle. Transfer dough to a greased 13-inch pizza pan. Build up edges slightly. Prick generously with a fork. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until light brown.In a small mixing bowl stir together lemon peel, lemon juice, and margarine or butter.Rinse chicken breast halves; pat dry. Grill chicken directly over medium coals for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink, turning once halfway through grilling and brushing occasionally with lemon mixture the last 10 minutes of grilling. Cut chicken into cubes.Meanwhile, pour enough boiling water over dried tomatoes to cover; let stand for 2 minutes. Drain well.Spread Parmesan Pizza Sauce over hot crust. Top with chicken cubes, sliced fresh tomatoes, and dried tomatoes. Sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese.Bake about 12 minutes more or until cheese melts and sauce is bubbly. Makes 6 servings.last_img read more

What channel is the NHL Draft on today? Day 2 start time, TV schedule for 2019 NHL Draft

first_imgIn addition to NBCSN’s coverage on Friday, the first round of the draft can also be streamed on the NBC Sports app or by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial. MORE 2019 NHL Draft:SN’s final mock draft | Top 62 big boardNHL draft order: Round 1Pick Team1New Jersey Devils2New York Rangers3Chicago Blackhawks4Colorado Avalanche (from Ottawa)5Los Angeles Kings6Detroit Red Wings7Buffalo Sabres8Edmonton Oilers9Anaheim Ducks10Vancouver Canucks11Philadelphia Flyers12Minnesota Wild13Florida Panthers14Arizona Coyotes15Montreal Canadiens16Colorado Avalanche17Vegas Golden Knights18Dallas Stars19Ottawa Senators (from Columbus)20Winnipeg Jets21Pittsburgh Penguins22Los Angeles Kings (from Toronto)23New York Islanders24Nashville Predators25Washington Capitals26Calgary Flames27Tampa Bay Lightning28Carolina Hurricanes29Anaheim Ducks (from San Jose via Buffalo)30Boston Bruins31Buffalo Sabres (from St. Louis)You can find the complete order of picks for Rounds 2-7 here. Commencing over two days, the 2019 draft will be held at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.Here’s everything you need to know about how to tune in, including the start time and first-round draft order.MORE: Watch the NHL Draft live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)What channel is the 2019 NHL Draft on today?Round 1Date: Friday, June, 21Time: 8 p.m. ETTV channel: NBCSN, SN, TVASLive stream: NBC Sports appRounds 2-7Date: Saturday, June 22Time: 1 p.m. ETTV Channel: NHL Network, TSNNBCSN is planning to go live from Rogers Arena starting at 7:30 p.m. with its pre-draft show. Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen will host coverage alongside Pierre McGuire, Bob McKenzie, Craig Button and Darren Dreger. The second day of the NHL Draft (Rounds 2-7) can be found on NHL Network.Viewers in Canada will be able to watch the first round on Sportsnet and TVAS and the second round on TSN. The 2019 NHL Draft is almost here and while the Blues hoisted the Stanley Cup just over a week ago, the other 30 teams in the league already have their sights set on next season.The top prizes in this year’s draft are prospects Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko. The Devils hold the top pick in the draft and Hughes is presumed to be the player New Jersey’s leaning toward. The Finland native Kakko is expected to go second overall to the Rangers. After that, it’s anyone’s best guess.last_img read more

Kenya 7s champs coming for Elgon Cup

first_imgWhat might surprise rugby fans as well is the fact that the likes of Injera and Kayange share a lot of history with our very own Alex Mubiru and Mathias Ochwo – who have opted to sit out this tie for reasons we do not wish to give readers heartache over, for now.When the Rugby Cranes were crowned Africa champions in 2007 in Madagascar, the Injeras of today were in the Kenyan team then and looked on in disbelief as the Cranes were crowned champions! Yes, you read right. That is how far back we have sunk – but that is a story for another time!This time though the Kenya 15s will give our boys quite a game. For those who have not heard – it’s a test match that Kenya, who are gunning for Rio 2016, will not take lightly. They have assembled their top flight team after learning hard lessons from last year with their Kenya A side; Rugby Cranes are the defending champions of the Elgon Cup.The intensity of this fixture is such that Kenya will be heading on to Brazil for another test match thereafter. They will board a KQ flight to Nairobi, pick some other players and head out. You cannot miss this game for anything! East Africa’s most successful rugger Collins Injera will be here to cheer on his 15s colleagues in the Elgon Cup. Photo credit: @cinjeraThis weekend’s Elgon Cup in Kampala will be like no other! Do not hold your breath for they will not be on the pitch!The formidable Kenya 7s team that won the HSBC World Rugby 7s series in Singapore last month will be in Kampala to cheer on their 15s colleagues.In the stands will be East Africa’s most successful rugby player, and the world’s top 7s try scorer (231) Collins Injera, among others like Humphrey Kayange, Oscar Ayodi, cheering on their boys who seek to emulate their success.Massive congratulations to @cinjera for becoming the top try scorer in the @WorldRugby7s series. #ProudlyKenyan Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Leafs rock Rebels 9-1 en route to five-point weekend

first_img“I thought we played good (Saturday) we just couldn’t capitalize on our chances,” Sookro explained. “(Today) we were moving our feet more and obviously capitalizing on those chances.”Sookro was one of the fast skating Leaf forwards, as twice he walked around Castlegar defenders to put the puck past Rebel goalie Nate Rabbitt, who had a strong case for suing his teammates for non-support through the latter stages of the game.Nelson scored twice early in the second as Travis Wellman, on the power play, and Blair Andrews increased the lead to 3-1.Before the period ended Carsen Willans and Sookro, with his first of two in the game, increased the advantage to four goals.The onslaught continued for the Leafs as Sookro, Matthew Naka, with his first of two in the game, and Dunlap, with his second goal, completed the scoring.The nine goals saw Rabbitt chased from the goal, replaced by backup Patrick Zubick.Nelson held a wide margin in shots, with a 42-20 advantage.The Leafs have a week to prepare for another round of Murdoch Division tests as Beaver Valley Nitehawks return to the Heritage City for a Friday contest.Saturday Nelson travels to Grand Forks to face the improved Grand Forks Border Bruins.LEAF NOTES: A five-point weekend made Family Weekend a success for the franchise. Every year Leaf management invites player parents to Nelson to watch a few games. . . .Jamie Vlanich of the Leafs and Seth Schmidt of Castlegar, got an early shower Sunday after exchanging blows during a second-period fight. . . . Vlanich had two points to move into second spot in KIJHL scoring. Teammate Travis Wellman finished with four points, including his KIJHL leading 14th and 15th goals, to move into a tie for fifth spot in league scoring. . . .Sunday, assistant coaches Sean Dooley of the Leafs and Castlegar’s Bruno Tassone got into a jawing match at the team benches during the second period and were ejected from the game. . . .Matthew Naka and Aaron Dunlap each finished the game with three points while Carsen Willans and Blair Andrews checked in with two points. . . . Tyler Moffat played all three games during the weekend to run his season record to 6-1. . . . Saturday, Castlegar rallied from a 2-0 deficit with goals from Diego Bartlett. Vlanich and Linden Horswill scored for the Leafs. Nelson out shot the Rebels 41-33 in the contest. The Castlegar Rebels paid in spades for spoiling the Nelson Leafs unbeaten start to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season Saturday night.After spotting the Rebels a 1-0 lead, Nelson scored nine unanswered goals en route to a convincing 9-1 shellacking of Castlegar Sunday afternoon at the NDCC Arena in the rematch of the home-and-home series between the two West Kootenay rivals.The win gives Nelson (8-0-1-1) a three-point advantage after a tough three-game Thanksgiving stint against two of the Murdoch Division heavyweights Beaver Valley and Castlegar.“That’s for sure that was definitely a bounce-back game for us after losing in overtime (to Castlegar) last night,” said Nelson forward Brandon Sookro following his four-point game to lead the Leafs scoring attack.After defeating the Leafs 3-2 in overtime Saturday thanks to a Derek Georgopoulos extra time marker, the visitors continued carry the momentum when Lindan Calliou scored on Nelson netminder Tyler Moffat less than three minutes into the game.Aaron Dunlap tied the game two minutes later before Nelson unleashed its offence in the final 40 minutes, scoring four times in each of the second and third periods.last_img read more

Half-time: Fulham 1 West Ham 1

first_imgSteve Sidwell cancelled out Mohamed Diame’s opener before Kevin Nolan was sent off for West Ham just before half-time.The Hammers captain appeared to kick out at Fernando Amorebieta off the ball and was shown a straight red card.Diame capitalised on some lacklustre Fulham defending to give the away side the lead, controlling Jussi Jaaskelainen’s long free-kick forward before coolly slotting home from inside the box.Sidwell nodded in Kieran Richardson’s corner to give the Whites a deserved equaliser.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Video: 2010, and a new rental record

first_imgThe word is out! A Clifton, Cape Town home-owner has rented out their house for the duration of the 2010 Fifa World Cup for US$1-million – a new South African record. Zoopy TV visits the house to chat with Clinton Braude of Ronnie Matthews Estates.Click arrow to play video.Published on on 4 January 2010last_img

UN launches Mandela Rules for prisoners

first_img12 October 2015The United Nations has launched the Nelson Mandela Rules, a guideline to protect the rights of detainees.Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon welcomed the Revised Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, describing it as “a great step forward”, on 7 October.The United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice adopted the crucial revisions of the 60-year-old international standards on treatment of prisoners at a meeting on 22 May in Vienna, in Austria. Now the Mandela Rules have been adopted by the UN General Assembly, which has published them.The @UN has launched “#NelsonMandela Rules’ on improving treatment of prisoners— NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela)October 9, 2015UN General Assembly president Mogens Lykketoft recalled the spirit of Mandela. “It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails,” he quoted. “A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.”Lykketoft said that nations had failed to protect the human rights of prisoners. Too often, the driving principle behind prisoner treatment had been to see these individuals as entirely separate from communities and societies.“Hidden from our gaze, and indeed sometimes before our very eyes, prisoners have suffered abuse and mistreatment.”The basic outlineThe Mandela Rules “outlines that there shall be no discrimination; that the religious beliefs and moral precepts of prisoners shall be respected; and that legal representation and protection are mandated in regard to vulnerable groups within the prison populations”, reads the UN website.Ivan Šimonović, assistant secretary-general for human rights, said the revised rules were much more specific on matters such as defining the scope on solitary confinement and first-time guidance on intrusive searches, including strip and body cavity searches.But implementation could be a challenge, said Lykketoft. “The crucial challenge for member states will be to translate these rules into a reality and to increase co-operation both within and outside the UN system to improve the lives of prisoners throughout the world.”Šimonović added: “That is what Mr Mandela would have expected from us.”South Africa chaired the expert group in the revision of the Standard Minimum Rules.The Mandela Rules now contain an expanded section of basic principles, including the absolute prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. The independence of health care staff is assured, and extensive restrictions are placed on disciplinary measures, including the prohibition of solitary confinement beyond 15 days.Clear and detailed instructions are provided on issues such as cell and body searches, registration and record keeping, investigations into deaths and complaints of torture and other ill-treatment, the needs of specific groups, independent inspections of prisons, the right to legal representation and more.Source: United Nationslast_img read more

132 teams express interest for 2014 NTL

first_img132 teams, including five each from Japan and Papua New Guinea, have expressed interest in participating in the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League. For more information and to see who has nominated for each division, please click on the attached memo below. Related Filesntl_memo_-_29-11-2013-pdfRelated Links2014 NTLlast_img

Nakota chief says TransCanada used conniving tactics to secure Energy East deal

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe chief of a Saskatchewan First Nation says TransCanada used underhanded tactics to secure a deal with his community on the Energy East pipeline project before a scheduled band election at the end of the month.Carry the Kettle Chief Barry Kennedy said TransCanada used “sneaky and conniving business practices” to convince a group of councillors to sign onto an $18 million deal that would allow the energy firm to repurpose pipelines crossing through reserve lands for the proposed Energy East project.The deal still needs final approval through a band council resolution and a sign-off from the Indigenous Affairs department because it involves a surrender of land along the pipelines’ right-of-way, said Kennedy.The vote on a new band council is scheduled for March 31. The community votes on a new government every two years.Carry the Kettle is a Nakota First Nation with about 3,000 band members. The community sits about 80 kilometres east of Regina.Five TransCanada pipelines cross through Carry the Kettle’s reserve territory and the energy firm is looking to repurpose three of those pipelines, which currently carry natural gas, to transport oil as part of the Energy East project.“To be trying to get a deal at the 11th hour on the eve of an election is just not good business,” said Kennedy. “They know that Carry the Kettle is in election mode. Their liaison for the last couple of years…is running for chief.”Kennedy said he is exploring legal options to kill the proposed agreement.Kennedy is running for chief against Elsie Jack, who is described as a TransCanada employee in consultation logs submitted by the energy firm with the National Energy Board as part of the Energy East approval process.Jack did not respond to a request for comment.TransCanada’s proposed $15 billion, 4,600 kilometre Energy East pipeline is projected to carry about 1.1 million barrels of oil per day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to Saint John, N.B., for refining.  The pipeline project would cross through the territories of 155 First Nations.Carry the Kettle First Nation is a pinch-point for the Energy East pipeline project.The proposed Energy East agreement with Carry the Kettle would renew TransCanada’s easement over the existing pipeline right-of-way through the reserve and allow it to pump oil through the territory, according to a copy of the proposed deal obtained by APTN National News.The proposed TransCanada agreement with Carry the KettleDownload (PDF, Unknown)The agreement would also give TransCanada “the right to pass and repass over the reserve to such extent as may from time to time be reasonably required for the purpose of ingress and egress to and from the right-of-way.”Under the deal, Carry the Kettle would agree to “not oppose, interfere or try to set aside Energy East project approvals” in exchange for $18 million, says the document titled, Relationship Agreement Term Sheet.Under the agreement, TransCanada would give Carry the Kettle $7 million from the Energy East project. About $300,000 of the total would flow immediately to the First Nation once the company received an official sign-off on the term sheet of the deal. The document states the money could be used for community consultation on the deal, a legal review and a signing ceremony for the final agreement.The rest of the money would flow in phases, including $450,000 for a new firetruck which would be transferred within 10 business days of the signing of a final deal. That money would be followed by $1.7 million which would flow 10 days after the final agreement comes into force. The community would then get $500,000 on the anniversary of the agreement.Carry the Kettle may have to wait to receive the remaining $4 million. According to the agreement, the First Nation would get $2 million after Energy East receives a “positive final investment decision” which usually precedes the construction phase. The First Nation would get another $2 million after the Energy East project goes live.The federal Liberal cabinet is expected to make a final decision on the Energy East pipeline by the middle of 2018. If approved, the pipeline could be moving oil by 2020.The deal with TransCanada would also give Carry the Kettle $11 million in “legacy payments” over the next 20 years, or $550,000 a year, as compensation for the historical trespass of the existing pipelines through the reserve.Carry the Kettle First Nation Coun. Kurt Adams said he believes the deal with TransCanada is a good one.He said money from the deal would be used for a much needed senior’s home, a new administration office, the expansion of the local store and a community centre with a skating rink.Adams said community members would all get a copy of the agreement and an information session is planned for after the election.“Right now, it is a campaign thing and it is getting kind of political,” said Adams. “It’s not a done deal.”Adams said Carry the Kettle could ask for changes in the agreement “if the community thinks it’s not enough.”TransCanada said in an emailed statement that it expects the deal to change as a result of the consultation process.“We expect both parties will seek confirmation and concessions through this process as this was an important milestone for both parties and provides Carry the Kettle with a range of benefits,” said the statement.The deal was agreed to by a quorum of five councillors after negotiations with TransCanada.Kennedy has been in a dispute with the band councillors for over a year and was not involved in the direct negotiations.Carry the Kettle First Nation Chief Barry Kenndy. APTN/PhotoKennedy said the agreement, which was announced last week, is a bad deal for Carry the Kettle.“To put an agreement like this that is taking all Carry the Kettle’s rights way from the tract of land with no economic and environment safety nets in place. Everything is at the mercy of (the company),” he said.  “In this agreement every time we want to cross that piece of land we have to go and ask their permission to do what we want on our land.”Kennedy said the deal also offers too little compensation for the historical trespass of pipelines through Carry the Kettle’s lands which date back to the 1950s. The compensation for the historical trespass should be at least $56 million, said Kennedy.Kennedy also said he wants Carry the Kettle to have an equity stake in the Energy East project.“Why can’t Carry the Kettle have an equity portion? What is wrong with sharing? Why aren’t we allowed to put a tariff on the product that goes through that line, even for 20 cents a barrel? We would make millions of dollars.”[email protected]@JorgeBarrera–Editor’s note: Article was updated on March 10 to change the last name of Elsie Koochicum to Elsie Jack. Elsie Jack said Koochicum is her maiden name and she now goes by Jack.last_img read more