China to launch naval drills ahead of South China Sea ruling

first_img July 4, 2016 China to launch naval drills ahead of South China Sea ruling Back to overview,Home naval-today China to launch naval drills ahead of South China Sea ruling Authorities View post tag: South China Seacenter_img China’s maritime safety administration on Sunday said it would hold military drills in and around the disputed South China Sea territories.Beijing plans to carry out exercises from July 5 to 11 in an area that stretches from the east of China’s Hainan Island all the way to the Paracels.Chinese naval vessels will thereby prohibit all other vessels from entering the region during the exercises which end one day before the international South China Sea ruling which is scheduled for July 12.The International Court of Justice is set to hand down a ruling in the case brought by the Philippines against Chinese claims to most of the South China Sea.While the Chinese Navy regularly conducts military drill in the disputed area, it is widely believed that Beijing is anticipating an unfavorable ruling in the case.China claims almost all of the South China Sea and has lately been building a net of artificial islands in contested parts of the sea. The United States claim that these islands would allow the Chinese to control one of the world’s most important energy trade routes, as EIA, the U.S. Energy Information Administration, put it.Chinese officials have repeatedly stated that they would not accept any outside court-ruling on the dispute. Share this article View post tag: Chinese PLA Navylast_img read more

Top Prize-Winning Take 5 Ticket Sold In Dunkirk

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) DUNKIRK — Someone who recently visited Matt’s News in Dunkirk could become $27,646 richer.The New York Lottery says a top prize-winning Take 5 ticket was sold at the Chautauqua County store.Another ticket, valued at the same amount, was also sold in the Bronx.The winning numbers for the October 4 drawing are 2-7-14-18-25. Drawings take place every night at 11:21 p.m. and winning tickets may be cashed within one year of the drawing.last_img read more

Orsted, Yara International link up in green ammonia development effort

first_imgOrsted, Yara International link up in green ammonia development effort FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Orsted A/S, the world’s biggest developer of offshore wind farms, plans to use its latest Dutch installation to make green ammonia for use in fertilizer.The Danish utility will work with the fertilizer giant Yara International ASA to use wind power to create hydrogen and turn it into ammonia. The project could produce about 75,000 tons of green ammonia a year, cutting Yara’s carbon footprint.Green ammonia is seen as an option to store hydrogen or use it for industrial applications and transportation. Chemical fertilizers use ammonia, made up of nitrogen and hydrogen. The most common and cheapest way of making hydrogen today emits carbon dioxide.The proposed plant in the Netherlands would use 100 megawatts of electrolyzers — machines powered by electricity that separate the hydrogen atoms in water from the oxygen. Orsted is currently building a 752-megawatt wind farm off the Dutch coast that could provide the facility with green power.The green ammonia produced at the plant would be a small fraction of Yara’s demand, about 3% to 4% of the ammonia used at its factory in Sluiskil in the western Netherlands. But the scale would still make it one of the biggest green hydrogen facilities in the world.“Green ammonia today doesn’t exist. It’s a market that will need to be created,” Sammy Van Den Broeck, Yara’s vice president for climate neutrality, said in an interview. “This is a first step into the trajectory of climate neutrality.”[Will Mathis]More: Green ammonia for fertilizer planned by giant wind farm builderlast_img read more

PREMIUMProsecutions continue amid lack of indigenous people’s protection

first_imgTopics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook #IndigenousPeople indigenous-people customary-forest #Forests forest Log in with your social account Google Linkedin Forgot Password ? A wave of prosecutions of indigenous people who regard themselves as defending their rights continues as local governments and law enforcement authorities fail to contextualize the habits and traditions of indigenous people amid an absence of laws protecting their rights, activists claim.A court in Eastern Seram regency in Maluku recently rejected a pretrial motion filed by two members of Sabuai customary village against the police’s decision to name them suspects for damaging heavy equipment belonging to a logging company operating in the forest.They are two of 26 people detained in mid-February after a protest against logging company Sumber Berkat Makmur’s activities turned into a riot. The protesters say that they were trying to protect the Mount Ahwale forest in Sabuai, which they consider part of their customary forest.Awal Darmawan Akhmad, the sole judge pre…last_img read more

Injury woe for Fulham midfielder

first_imgFulham midfielder Steve Sidwell is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines.Sidwell has been told an abdominal injury that troubled him during Wednesday’s 1-1 draw against West Brom is likely to keep him out of action for at least a month.The news is an untimely blow for Fulham, who are also without forwards Andrew Johnson and Pavel Pogrebnyak.AdChoices广告Johnson is struggling with a groin problem, while Russian Pogrebnyak is still awaiting a work permit following his deadline day move from German club Stuttgart.On a brighter note for the Whites, Moussa Dembele has been given the all-clear to return following his recent injury and is in the squad for the game against Manchester City.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Top Rung Brewing Releases Equinox Pale as part of Pale Series

first_imgFacebook10Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Top Rung BrewingOn January 30th we will release the fifth beer in our Pale series.  “Equinox Pale” will be the fifth in our Pale Ale’s released since early 2015.  In each Pale release we will highlight and celebrate a different hop. Equinox has a pronounced aroma profile with citrus, tropical fruit, floral and herbal characteristics. Specific descriptors include lemon, lime, papaya, apple, and green pepper.  It was developed by the Hop Breeding Company in Yakima.Top Rung Brewing is a 10-barrel production brewery with tasting room at the brewery. Top Rung Brewing is a destination for craft beer drinkers to enjoy their beverage and view a production brewery facility.  Our tasting room is family friendly and while we will only offer snacks, we partner with local food trucks as well as allow patrons to bring in their own food of their choice or have it delivered.Equinox Pale Statistics:  ABV: 6.2%, IBU: 60, SRM: 10last_img read more

Ready or not, here comes the 2011-12 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season

first_imgTyler Parfeniuk and Riley Henderson as well as season netminder Andrew Walton.The local contingent includes defenceman Blake Arcuri (out until mid-October due to off-season shoulder surgery, Kootenay Ice grad Carsen Willans along with Dallon Stoddart and Okanagan Hockey Association grad come home, Lynden Horswill.Of course, on the other side of the ice the Rebels have a few weapons of their own including 20-year-old forwards Anthony Delong, Scott Morriseau and Tyler Robinson.In goal Alex Ross will look to shake off that final game in Castlegar last season when the Osoyoos Coyotes filled the net en route to the KIJHL title.Castlegar also has momentum on their side having outscored the Leafs 14-5 during two preseason games.“I expect to see a different (Leaf) team when we begin play this weekend,” Maida predicts. “We’ll have (goalie) Andrew (Walton) in the lineup and we’ll have had a week to work on systems and some structure.”Nelson also will have a few other additions to the lineup in defenceman Walker Sidoni, with the Leafs after being released from Junior A camp and Cameron Dobransky a forward that comes to Nelson following a successful stint with Salmon Arm of the BCHL.Game time Friday in Castlegar is 7:30 p.m.Saturday’s return match goes at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Maida moves Hogg, gets center in returnLeaf coach finally was able to trade former goalie Darren Hogg to Osoyoos Coyotes in a four-team deal. Nelson acquired center Alexander Jmaeff of Creston in the transaction. The others teams involved in the deal were Grand Forks and Penticton.Special pre-game ceremonyThe Leafs hockey club will honour two special contributors to the club who are no longer with us. Longtime scorekeeper, Jim Kienholz and former goalie Gerry Koehle as well as two fans will be honoured during a moment of silence before the game. Kienholz was killed in a plane crash during the summer while Koehle died of [email protected] the 2011-12 starting lineup for the Green and White below. By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsIt doesn’t matter if the final roster is set or not, the show must go on.Friday night on ten fronts the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League kicks off its 2011-12 campaign.Included in opening night is the Nelson Leafs facing off in the Sunflower City against the defending Kootenay Conference Champions, Castlegar Rebels.“It’s the real deal,” said Leaf rookie coach Frank Maida on the eve of the home-and-home series against the Rebels.Despite not being able to finalize the roster — a major reason for some players not being made available is due to Junior A hockey clubs, like those in the BCHL, not starting the season for another week — Maida refuses to treat the weekend set as a tune-up for the rest of the season.“Because they’re points involved,” was Maida’s response to the suggestion of this weekend’s results not being that important.A few players returning that Maida has put a lot of stock include winger Colton Schell, who filled the net for Nelson during an exhibition tournament in Fruitvale along with veteran defencemanlast_img read more

OLYMPIC BOXING COACH BILLY WALSH TO BE SPORTS STAR SPECIAL GUEST

first_imgThe hugely successful Irish Olympic boxing coach Billy Walsh is to be the special guest at the 37th Donegal Sports Star Awards function which takes place on Friday, January 25th in the Mount Errigal Hotel.Walsh was head coach to Olympic Silver Medalist John Joe Nevin and Bronze Medalist Michael Conlon in the London Summer Olympics. Walsh was also a key figure in Katie Taylor’s Olympic Gold success.The Wexford man has been head coach with the “High Performance Boxing Unit’ for a number of years and the return on that investment has been phenomenal with the Irish also picking up three medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Just last week his native County Council honoured him with the ‘Freedom of Wexford’. The Sports Star committee is delighted that Walsh has accepted the invitation to be their special guest and he follows a list of top names that have attended the Donegal County Council sponsored awards in recent years.They include RTE soccer correspondent Tony O’Donoghue; CEO of the Irish Sports Council and former athletic star John Treacy; boxing analyst Mick Dowling; ex-Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Packie Bonner; former GAA President and now Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly and RTE’s Northwest correspondent Eileen Magnier.This Friday, November 23rd is the deadline date for nominations for the Donegal Sports Star awards. Nominations can be done online from the nominations page and emailed to [email protected] or by completing a simple nomination form, which can be downloaded and posted to Paul McDaid, Post Office, Ramelton.Those not using on-line can simply post their nominations to Paul McDaid, Post Office, Ramelton For further details visit www.donegalsportsstarawards.ie.     OLYMPIC BOXING COACH BILLY WALSH TO BE SPORTS STAR SPECIAL GUEST was last modified: November 19th, 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:Billy WalshboxingSports Star Awardslast_img read more

Groves lining up world title challenge

first_imgGeorge Groves intends to face the winner of next month’s world title clash between Arthur Abraham and Robert Stieglitz.The pair meet in Germany for Abraham’s WBO belt – a week after Groves takes on Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye at Wembley Arena for the vacant European super-middleweight crown.Groves was due to fight Stieglitz – then the WBO champion – last March but was forced to withdraw from the bout because of an injury.Stieglitz subsequently lost to Abraham and unbeaten Commonwealth champion Groves is in line to take on the winner of their rematch.The 24-year-old from Hammersmith is the WBO’s number one contender and therefore the mandatory challenger.Groves said: “With me being number one in the WBO that is the direction that I’m going in and I’ve got to keep an eye on these guys as I’ll be looking to fight the winner next.“I’m focused on the fight in hand first, though, against Ndiaye, and winning the European title. But once I come through that I want to be in Germany to see Abraham against Stieglitz up close.“I was gutted when I couldn’t take on Stieglitz last year as I’m confident I would have beaten him as Abraham went on to do, and I’d be the world champion now. But my time will come.”Groves v Ndiaye is on 16 March and features as chief support on a card joint-headlined by WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns’ unification showdown against IBF champion Miguel Vazquez, and WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly’s defence against Robin Krasniqi.West Londoners Steve O’Meara, Gary Corcoran and Mitchell Smith are also due to feature on the bill.It will be screened on BoxNation (Sky channel 437/Virgin channel 546). Join at www.boxnation.comTickets are available from the Eventim box office on 0844 249 100 or eventim.co.uk and the Wembley Arena box office on 0844 815 0815 or wembleyarena.co.ukSee also:Dominant Groves easily sees off JohnsonGroves tipped to win world title in 2013Groves set to fight for European title Groves to fight for title at Wembley ArenaTrio in action on Groves’ Wembley bill The press conference to announce Groves’ Wembley returnTrainer Booth discusses George Groves’ European title fightGroves ready to add European belt to his title collectionGroves warned ahead of title 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Leeds United boss bemoans lack of options

first_imgLeeds United manager Neil Redfearn bemoaned a lack of options from the bench after his side’s 1-0 home defeat to Fulham.Redfearn brought on striker Billy Sharp and Wales Under-21 midfielder Chris Dawson in an attempt to take the game back from the visitors’ grasp, after Hugo Rodallega’s goal on the hour mark.But although they probed and produced a couple of saves from Whites keeper Gabor Kiraly, they were unable to muster an equaliser.Redfearn said: “There was too many off-days. We lacked that cutting edge, we looked reluctant to shoot. At the other end, they got in our box too easy.“The squad needs a bit of help, sometimes off the bench. If you’ve got more options you can think about playing differently.”Redfearn also revealed that midfielder Rudolph Austin was ruled out of the match after a “freak accident” during the warm-up.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more