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Moscow court puts Navalny’s allies under house arrest

first_imgA court in Moscow has put the brother and several allies of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny under house arrest as authorities sought to stymie more protests over the anti-corruption investigator’s jailing. Navalny’s supporters are calling for rallies on Sunday to demand his freedom. The 44-year-old is the best-known critic of President Vladimir Putin’s government. He, was arrested Jan. 17 upon returning from Germany, where he spent five months recovering from nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. Russian authorities reject the accusations. Navalny was jailed for 30 days after Russia’s prison service alleged he violated the probation terms of his suspended sentence from a money-laundering conviction that he rejects as politically motivated.last_img

Annual PV installations top 10 GW in India for first time

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:India installed more than 10 GW of solar during the financial year 2017/18 for the first time ever, according to the latest Solar Map from consultancy firm Bridge to India.Of the 10.4 GW deployed, 9.1GW was in utility-scale capacity, a rise of 72% over the previous year and more than all other sources combined (coal 4.6 GW, wind 1.7 GW). Open access solar also grew dramatically by 1.7 GW, up 275% year-on-year. Total PV capacity had reached 24.4GW as of March this year.Karnataka now leads the pack of states having had a blockbusting year with 4.1GW deployed. It is followed by Telangana, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.Adani, ReNew and Acme were the top three developers with total installed capacity of 2.3 GW during the year.Canadian Solar (12.9% market share), JA Solar (11.4%) and Trina Solar (7.9%) were the top three module suppliers in the year. Tata Power Solar was the only Indian firm to make the top 10 and domestic firms had just 11.42% market share, which is pertinent given reports today that power minister R.K. Singh intends to make future bids for renewables have up to a 50% manufacturing component. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has also touted the idea of a 100 GW tender to be linked with manufacturing in the future, although Bridge to India’s weekly newsletter this week described the idea as “lacking in credibility”.According to the Solar Map, rooftop capacity reached 2.4 GW as of March 2018 with just over 1 GW estimated to have been installed in FY 2017-18. Meanwhile, off-grid solar installations reached 691 MW with capacity addition of 217 MW in the year.More: India added 10.4 GW of solar in 2017/18 – Bridge to India Annual PV installations top 10 GW in India for first timelast_img read more

Spurs back on form to delight of fantasy managers

first_img Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Submit SBC’s League of Legends fantasy football league has seen a number of movers and shakers this week, in the aftermath of two huge derbies in the Premier League yesterday.A late penalty on Merseyside saw Everton rescue a point at Anfield, while Manchester City strengthened their place at the top of Premiership with victory at Old Trafford.In the world of fantasy football just 15 points now separate the top four, with the chasing pack hot on their heels.Sean McRory was the big winner in that pack at the summit, claiming 58 points to move into third on 914 overall. Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, the overall top scorer with 124, was the highest scorer within his side, seeing his 11 points doubled courtesy of the captaincy, backed up by Christian Eriksen (eight), with Joe Gomez and Marcus Rashford totalling six apiece.Algosport Founder and CEO Leigh Herdman was the best performing manager in the top ten, totalling 70 points to slide up the table into seventh. Tottenham’s two goal hero Harry Kane was installed as captain, and responded with 24 points, with Salah and Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi also chipping win with 11 points each.This weeks overall top scorer in the League of Legends is Alex Kalli, Senior Marketing Manager of Sports at Yahoo. With an overall score of 81 points, Kalli has Spurs to thank, with the combo of Kane (captain, 24) and top points scorer for the gameweek Heung-Min Son (16) laying on almost half the total between them. Elsewhere it was defence who helped out the most, with the trio of Stephen Ward, Kyle Naughton and Gomez scoring eight, seven and six points respectively.In the busy festive football season, midweek football returns for gameweek 17. Chelsea face another tricky away trip as they visit Huddersfield, while leaders City travel to struggling Swansea City and Arsenal go to a West Ham side full of confidence after defeating the defending champions on Saturday.On paper Spurs, Manchester United and Liverpool have more straightforward ties, each at home to Brighton, Bournemouth and West Brom respectively. Share Related Articles Share Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 StumbleUpon Swansea City drops gambling sponsor August 21, 2020last_img read more

SEPTIC TANK GRANTS ARE A VICTORY CLAIM BOYCOTT GROUP

first_imgThe Can’t Pay Won’t Pay group have hailed the grant relief for those who have to upgrade their septic tanks as a “huge victory for the ordinary homeowners of rural Ireland.”But the group have vowed that the fight will continue to ensure fairness for rural homeowners.Spokesperson Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig said “There is one reason and one reason only why the government have announced that grants of up to €4,000 will be made available for remedial works and that is the success of the non-registration campaign. “Rural Ireland has been in revolt on this issue and homeowners have made it very clear they were not prepared to sign up to underwrite costs of thousands of euro for decades of official neglect and mismanagement. The strength of the boycott on septic tank registration and indeed on Household Charge registration have forced the government to make this concession. All along the government has been insistent that homeowners must pay the full costs.”The group says the groundwater pollution is a serious issue which needs to be addressed, but they always argued that it was unfair to expect the individual homeowner to be burdened with the costs of fixing any problems, bearing in mind that the septic tank would have been installed in full compliance with the regulations at the time.“It was only in 2009 when the government was dragged before the European Courts that the public were aware that successive governments had ignored the 1974 directive. That was never the fault of the individual homeowner and it is right that the state accepts liability.”“Our concern is that the measure does not go far enough and only covers up to 80% of the cost to a maximum of €4000. This could still leave many with a large bill. Also eligibility will be means-tested. Another factor is that this is merely an announcement. We want to see legislation in place well before the deadline for septic tank registration at the end of February, so that it does not become yet another broken promise from this government.” The CPWP says they will continue to urge septic tank owners to continue the boycott until the issue is clearer.“In January our campaign will organise a series of meetings to ask septic tank owners their opinions. One thing is certain – the boycott works. Those who argued that a boycott could not work have been proven wrong. First we have seen the Household Charge binned a year earlier than planned. Then we see the Property Tax delayed for six months. And now we see the government offer a huge concession on septic tank costs.”SEPTIC TANK GRANTS ARE A VICTORY CLAIM BOYCOTT GROUP was last modified: December 18th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:boycottCan’t Pay Won’t PaySeptic tanklast_img read more