China blows up dam in eastern province to ease flood risk

first_imgIn Anhui, a dam on the Chu river was demolished Sunday as water levels inched close to historic highs.Local authorities said the action was taken to ensure the safety of people living nearby.”Affected by continuous downpours and upstream flows, the water level of the Chu River, a tributary of the Yangtze River, has moved from a slow rise to a sharp one,” local media said Monday.The blasting of the dam was expected to reduce the level of the Chu River by around 70 centimeters, reported the state-run Global Times. Chinese media said the released water was being channeled into two downstream storage ponds.A total of 35 rivers and lakes in Anhui saw high water marks exceed warning levels by Saturday noon — including the Yangtze and Huaihe rivers — reported the official Xinhua news agency.Over the weekend the Three Gorges Dam also opened three floodgates after the water rose more than 15 meters above flood level.Last week soldiers erected sandbag flood barriers in a city near China’s largest freshwater lake after the heaviest rainfall in nearly six decades drenched the Yangtze River basin. Chinese authorities blew up part of a dam in eastern Anhui province to relieve flood pressure, local media reported, as heavy rains continue to swell rivers across parts of the country.Rising waters across central and eastern China have left over 140 people dead or missing, and floods have affected almost 24 million since the start of July, according to the ministry of emergency managementAuthorities have adopted measures such as diverting water into back-up reservoirs to keep levels manageable as major rivers and lakes hit record highs.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal boss Unai Emery explains Mesut Ozil return for Liverpool clash

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Oct 2019 7:39 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link368Shares Advertisement Xhaka has come under fire (Picture: Getty)‘He’s clearly sticking by his guns and doesn’t feel he’s done too much wrong,’ Smith said. ‘It would be in his best interests to apologise, for his sake and the club’s and supporters.‘I don’t think the fans should have given him the welcoming committee they did as he walked off but it’s done now and a line needs to be drawn, and the best way for that to happen is probably for him to say I’m sorry I did what I did, let’s go forward as one. If he doesn’t apologise, it all rumbles on.’On the choice to captain Bellerin, Emery added: ‘It’s my decision who is the captain and tonight I made the decision to give it to Hector Bellerin.’Should Xhaka remain as Arsenal captain?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Alan Smith slams Unai Emery as he finally starts Mesut Ozil for Arsenal against Liverpool Mesut Ozil was named in Emery’s starting XI (Picture: Getty Images)Unai Emery recalled Mesut Ozil to the starting line-up for Arsenal’s trip to Liverpool for Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup clash.Ozil has been out in the cold this season, with the German World Cup winner making just two starts in 2019/20 prior to the meeting at Anfield.Emery, though, is hoping he can make an impact as the Gunners look to book their spot in the quarter-finals. Commentcenter_img Arsenal boss Unai Emery explains Mesut Ozil return for Liverpool clash Advertisement Emery recalled Ozil (Picture; AMA/Getty Images)‘We’re expecting the side to play a good match and there will be competition for sure. We’ve won it twice so everyone is playing because they want to win.ADVERTISEMENT‘He [Ozil] can helps us and tonight is a good opportunity with him. He knows his team-mates and he knows how we play.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He’s playing in his best position and we want him to use his qualities in this shape. Physically I feel he can be good and perhaps he can play the full 90 minutes.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityFormer Arsenal ace Alan Smith, meanwhile, called for a line to be drawn in the sand after the Granit Xhaka incident but insists the Swiss should apologise.Xhaka – who responded angrily to Arsenal fans booing him in a 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace – wasn’t named among Emery’s squad for the trip to Anfield, with Hector Bellerin captaining the side in the team leader’s absence.Many have questioned whether the midfielder can be reintegrated to the side after his actions, but Smith hopes everyone can forgive and forget.last_img read more

Institutional investors in Germany flocking to Spezialfonds, BVI says

first_imgHe said insurance companies, which invested €35.7bn, were the strongest drivers of new Spezialfonds business.Pension funds contributed another €13.7bn, while companies and industrial foundations invested €11.9bn.Insurers were the largest group of investors overall, at €417bn, followed by pension funds at €199bn.The BVI said there were “several factors” that would prolong institutions’ need for investment funds, including increasing regulation, as well as higher standards in risk management and reporting. Further, the association sees a continuing trend in the shift towards indirect investments, especially in real estate – an asset class in high demand in the low interest rate environment.Real estate Spezialfonds have grown by one-third since 2010 to €40bn.For public equity funds, the BVI noted an outflow of €6.6bn, but it said this was due to “a special effect”, as some institutional investors pulled out €5.6bn. Germany’s asset managers collected a record €76.7bn in Spezialfonds last year, according to the BVI, the country’s industry association.The new figures bring the total volume managed in Spezialfonds to just over €1trn as per year-end 2013, again a new record compared with €982bn the year before.The industry now manages nearly €320m for institutional investors in mandates, a slight decrease on the €325m managed in 2012, the BVI said.Holger Naumann, president at the association, added: “The business with institutional investors in particular continued its upward trend.”last_img read more

Hudson River CAG Meeting Set for This Week

first_imgImage source: EPAThe next meeting of the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site Community Advisory Group (CAG) will take place on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring Street, Schuylerville, NY. During the meeting, EPA will provide an update on status of various current project activities and the long-term monitoring activities (water, fish, sediment, and caps).The CAG meeting will also consist of EPA’s update on Hudson River Project Status Update, including:Floodplain Comprehensive Study (2019 activities update);General project tasks and status;Removal actions and repairs;Old Champlain Canal sampling;Flood mud sampling;Data and information collection;Supplemental studies;Other activities.The purpose of the CAG is to provide a way for members of communities and stakeholders to present and discuss their needs and concerns related to the site design and cleanup decision-making process. It offers EPA an opportunity to hear and consider community input on the design and impacts of the selected remedy.last_img read more

EU bankrolls electrification of Port of Valencia’s terminals

first_img“The average total power demand in the port falls around 7 MW, with demands of around 10 MW being very common. Considering the current characteristics of the port’s power grid, it is not realistic to consider an OPS at the docks of the Port of Valencia, unless the power grid is improved.” Currently, the port of Valencia receives medium voltage electricity (20kV) from three different high and medium voltage electrical substations: ST LA PUNTA, ST GRAO and ST ALAMEDA. The first of these, the Global EALING Project, European flagship action for cold ironing in ports, expresses the need to accelerate efforts to tackle climate change, contribute to the transition to cleaner energy for maritime transport services provided in port areas and meet the new conditions arising from the technological breakthrough towards electrification. “The use of 20kV combined with the security of supply requirements in the ports means that the maximum amount of energy to be demanded from the general network for non-instantaneous use must not exceed 13 MW,” the port said. The project will focus on carrying out the necessary studies to meet the need to build new onshore power supply infrastructure or upgrade existing infrastructure in participating ports, in line with the implementation of land-based electricity use in TEN-T core network ports and other ports by the end of 2025. The project will allow for the co-financing of the electrical substation of the Port of Valencia, which recently received the approval of the Generalitat. The two projects are being selected at a time of increasing demand for electricity from ships at berth. Hence, the port requires improvement of the entire electricity network. The objective of the second of the projects, EALINGWorks Valenciaport, is to prepare the port’s electrical grid for the supply of onshore power supply to container ships, ferries, and cruise ships in the new container and passenger terminals of the port. The Port of Valencia has secured aid from the European Commission for two projects aimed at facilitating and accelerating the possibility of connecting ships to the electricity grid. It will also focus on preparing the final documentation for the tenders so that work can start after the completion of the necessary studies for each participating port. Both projects were studied and drafted by the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) and the ValenciaPort Foundation.last_img read more

Brgy ‘kagawad’ shot dead in checkpoint shootout

first_imgWounded were Romeo Canoy, Samuel Ciocon,Rommel Udani, and Alex Losorio. The killed gunman was identified asJonel Cardinal, while his companion, Alfredo Agustin, was arrested by personnelof the Murcia Municipal Police Station at about 9 a.m. on Friday. He was caughtin the house of his sister, also in Murcia. Murcia police chief, Major RobertDejucos, said the case is considered solved with the arrest of the secondsuspect, who is also wanted for murder based on a standing arrest warrantissued against him. Policemen brought him to the healthcenter. Police identified the councilor as RexDalmacio, a retired soldier. The victim was able to fire back, killing one ofhis assailant. BACOLOD City – A village councilor wasshot dead by two motorcycle-riding gunmen while manning a quarantine checkpointin Barangay Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental. Agustin had blood on his face when hewas brought to the police station and interviewed by radio reporters. He wasalso said to have a gunshot wound on his leg due to the previous night’sencounter. The arresting team seized a .45- caliberpistol from Agustin, he added. The incident happened around 11:40 p.m.on March 26. Dalmacio was enforcing the municipal curfew to contain the spreadof coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with four barangay village watchmen, whowere also shot and wounded by one of the gunmen. Investigation showed that Cardinal andAgustin were flagged down at the checkpoint for curfew violation but theyrefused to be booked. “One of the suspects shot the kagawad and also fired at the tanod. The kagawad then found the opportunity to fire at the suspect, whom healso killed. The second suspect also shot the kagawad causing his death,” Dejucos said. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Europa League: Sevilla set up Man Utd semi-final after Wolves win

first_img Loading… They looked exhausted after a quick start on a hot night in Duisburg. Jimenez had a header saved after 37 seconds from Adama Traore’s cross and then had a poor penalty saved after Traore was fouled following a sensational surging run. They had two reasons to be aggrieved. Goalkeeper Yassine Bounou appeared to be off his line and defender Diego Carlos entered the box before the kick was taken and headed the loose ball. The video assistant referee did not spot either infringement. Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedRidiculously Expensive Things The Rock Spends His Money On2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical The defeat will come as a huge disappointment to Wolves, who could struggle to hold on to some of their star players without any European football next year.center_img Sevilla booked a semi-final against Manchester United on Sunday with a late winner to Wolves’ Europa League dream in Duisburg on Tuesday night. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side – whose pandemic-disrupted 2019-20 season lasted 383 days – had a glorious 13th-minute chance to take the lead but Raul Jimenez’s penalty was saved. Wolves striker Raul Jimenez had his first-half penalty saved by Sevilla goalkeeper Bono They struggled to create chances after that and failed to hold on for extra time as Lucas Ocampos’ header from Ever Banega’s cross settled the tie for Sevilla with two minutes to go. Ever Banega Wolves will not be in European competition next season after finishing seventh in the Premier League. Five-time winners Sevilla – who are unbeaten in 19 games in all competitions – will face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United in Dusseldorf on Sunday. Inter Milan or Shakhtar Donetsk await the winners in the final.Advertisement Read Also: Chelsea join Man Utd interest in Leicester keeper SchmeichelWolves did not manage a single shot on target in the 77 minutes following that and were hanging on for large portions with a solid defensive performance.Sevilla managed 18 shots to Wolves’ six and the breakthrough finally came late on. Following a short corner Banega’s perfect cross found Ocampos, whose glancing header left Rui Patricio with no chance.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Guyana Jaguars says thank you to ‘Reds’

first_imgMEMBERS of the Guyana Jaguars and Barbados Pride cricket teams last Monday afternoon each presented a signed team jersey to well-known cricket commentator Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira, as a memento for his contributions to the game. A veteran cricket commentator, whose career spans decades of sports coverage, Perreira retired from cricket commentary on Monday at the conclusion of the fourth round Day/Night Digicel Regional First-Class match between the two teams.The jerseys were presented to the 77-year-old Perreira by Jaguars skippers Leon Johnson and Kraigg Brathwaite.The message on the Jaguars jersey read: “Thank you ‘Reds’ for your great service to Guyana and West Indies cricket. 50 years of excellence.”The jersey bears the autographs of the Guyana Jaguars players. The Jaguars players also presented Perreira with a cake.Meanwhile, the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) presented Perreira with one of the match stumps, while the umpires and match referee handed over one of the match balls.last_img read more

UCL, Milan Derby, La Liga Games, Others to Air on GOtv

first_imgBayern, the five-time European champions, will be hoping to improve on their last season performance, after they were defeated by eventual champions, Liverpool. On the other hand, Red Star, the 1990/1991 European Cup winners, will want to better their record in the present format of the competition by advancing from the group stage.GOtv’s coverage of the European domestic leagues resumes on Saturday when Manchester City, English champions, host Watford in a Premier League clash. The game will be broadcast on SuperSport Select 2 at 3pm.Also on Saturday, Serie A champions Juventus, will welcome newly promoted Hellas Verona in a Serie A fixture, which airs live at 5pm on SuperSport Select 5.The day’s coverage will be completed with the broadcast of the Derby della Madonnina (Milan Derby) between AC Milan and Inter Milan, at the iconic San Siro. The encounter will be aired live at 7:45pm on SuperSport Select 5.Manager Antonio Conte will hope that Inter Milan will continue their unbeaten run in the league and maintain top spot, while Marco Giampaolo of AC Milan will hope his misfiring strike force can clinch a much needed victory for their home fans.On Sunday, London-based Crystal Palace will host Wolverhampton Wanderers at Selhurst Park in a Premier League fixture. The game, which begins at 2pm on SuperSport Select2, will see Wolves seeking to recover from the 2-5 loss to Chelsea last weekend.A blockbuster also LaLiga fixture awaits on Sunday when Sevilla host Real Madrid at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium. The game kicks off at 8pm and is live on SuperSport Select 4.Sevilla, the current table toppers, will hope to continue their impressive start to the season and inflict more pain on Real, who have struggled in the four games played so far. However, Los Blancos manager, Zinedine Zidane, will be encouraged by the return to fitness of star winger, Eden Hazard, and is expected to deploy him alongside Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.A statement from GOtv urged active and disconnected customers, especially those on GOtv Plus, Value and Lite packages, to take advantage of the “Step Up” campaign when they upgrade to GOtv MAX by paying a reduced fee of N2, 500 and gain access to all the exclusive football and entertainment programmes on GOtv.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A series of top-flight games involving elite European teams across various football competitions will be aired live on GOtv during this week.The games scheduled to hold from September 18th to September 22nd, will be broadcast live on SuperSport Select 2 (GOtv channel 32) to GOtv Plus and GOtv Max subscribers and on SuperSport Select 4 (GOtv channel 34) and 5 (GOtv channel 36) exclusive to GOtv Max subscribers.At the peak of the pack is the match ‘Day One’ fixture of the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League between German league champions, Bayern Munich, and Red Star Belgrade of Serbia. The game kicks off at 8pm today and will be aired live on SuperSport Select 4.last_img read more

AFN Shocked By Coach Obeya’s Death

first_imgUntil his death,Obeya was a sprints coach with the Bahrain Athletics Association and was instrumental to the recruitment of reigning world 400m champion, Salwa Eid Naser (formerly Ebelechukwu Agbapuonwu) by Bahrain in 2014.He trained Eid Naser to win the 400m gold at the 2015 World Youth Championships in Athletics in Cali,Colombia and silver at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.Although Eid Naser struck gold at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha,Qatar under another coach,Dominican Jose Ludwig Rubio,it was Obeya that laid the foundation for her incredible feats in the women’s quarter-mile where she ran 48.14 seconds,the third fastest time of all time behind (East) Germany’s Marita Koch (47.60 seconds in 1985) and Czech’s Jarmila Kratochvilova (47.99 in 1983).‘Like coach Tobias Igwe,coach Obeya was also in the Nigeria team to the first IAAF World Junior Championships in Athens,Greece in 1986 where he took charge of especially the two jumpers in the team,Beatrice Utondu and Caroline Nwajei and has produced so many top stars for Nigeria.It is on record that he trained Tina Ozoro to the first national triple jump record and top jumper,Chinedu Odozor and Samuel Onikeku,’George further stated.The AFN acting president says the federation will send a condolence message to the family of coach Obeya and prays that God grants the family to bear this great and monumental loss.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) acting president, Olamide George has said that the death of another veteran athletics coach,John Obeya has devastated the athletics community in Nigeria.Coach Obeya died yesterday in Jos,Plateau state after complaining of stomach ache.He was aged 65.“This is a very sad day for track and field in Nigeria. When we are still mourning the untimely passing of coach Tobias It’s,another blow has been dealt our dear sport with the report of coach Obeya’s death in Jos,’said George in a statement.“Coach Obeya complained of a stomach problem on Monday and was taken to an undisclosed hospital in Jos where he was operated upon but sadly he didn’t survive,’said George who lamented Nigeria has lost one of her most talented track and field coaches.last_img read more