South Korea to build 4GW of solar and offshore wind FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Clean Technica:South Korea is planning to develop 4 gigawatts (GW) worth of solar and offshore wind on reclaimed land in Saemangeum, an estuarine tidal flat on the country’s southwest coast that was damned by the country’s government amidst significant controversy over 30 years ago.Asia’s fourth-largest economy, South Korea finished 2017 with 11.3 GW worth of renewable energy capacity, including at least 5 GW worth of solar. However, the country’s government is hoping to become a regional renewable energy powerhouse, and at the end of October, President Moon Jae-in announced plans to build 4 GW worth of solar and offshore wind — including 3 GW worth of solar and 1 GW of offshore wind.Specifically, South Korea intends to build a 3 GW power generation complex, to be completed by 2022, at which point it would be the world’s largest of its kind, as well as another 1 GW worth of offshore wind to be developed off the coast of Gunsan, in the North Jeolla Province, by 2026.[T]he Korean Government will seek to funnel KRW 10 trillion ($8.8 billion) in private investments to the project, with the Saemangeum Development and Investment Agency (SDIA), an agency run under the Ministry of Land, set to oversee the development of 2.6 GW worth of the projects — including 2.4 GW worth of solar, 100 MW worth of wind, and 100 MW worth of battery storage power. The country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) will oversee the development of 400 MW of solar PV. The 1 GW worth of offshore wind will be built separately.“This announcement is a follow-up of President Moon’s pledge to increase the share of renewables in Korea’s generation mix to 20% by 2030,” explained David Kang, an analyst with Bloomberg New Energy Finance, who spoke to me via email. “The government has implemented a series of supporting policies (e.g. increased REC multiplier for wind and storage, temporary feed-in-tariff for small-scale PV, etc.) to boost the deployment of solar and wind in Korea, but the biggest obstacle has been the country’s chronic land availability issue. Much of the land suitable for solar and wind projects in Korea are either protected under the agricultural and environmental protection law or face severe opposition from local communities including farmers and fisheries. By utilizing the idle reclaimed land in Saemangeum region, the government aims to resolve the land availability issue and kick-start the deployment of utility-scale projects.”More: South Korea plans 4 gigawatts of solar + offshore wind
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By Alure Home ImprovementsDo you want to add an outlet to your home but you’re worried that you might be unable to cut a hole in the wall?Fear not, because Doug Cornwell, the chief operating officer of Alure Home Improvements, shows you how easy it is to create the space you need in this recent installment of Alure Home Improvements’ “60-Second Fix: How to Cut a Hole for an Outlet in 60 Seconds.”Here, the goal is simple. He’s recently installed a new double-switch for the lights, and now he wants to add an electrical outlet nearby for the plugs. He demonstrates how to cut through the finished Sheetrock without making a big ordeal out of it so you can simply insert an electrical outlet box right into the hole.The key to this process is that the wall is already finished. The Sheetrock has been installed and painted; the underlying wall studs are covered up so you can’t access them. This distinction is important because it determines what kind of electrical box is suitable for installation.“Part one is getting the wire there,” he explains. “The other part is cutting the hole out so you can put the box in. Today I’m going to show you how to cut the box out.”Cornwell uses what is called an “old work” or “retrofit” PVC outlet box, which means that the plastic box is not intended for new construction projects.“The walls are closed,” Cornwell explains here. “They’re not open.”He holds the plastic blue box, and recommends that you make sure it’s up to code in your area, which you can do when you’re at your local hardware store.Generally, these electrical boxes come in two kinds: plastic or metal. The plastic boxes are easier for the amateur handyman to handle because they’re lighter than metal and they’re also cheaper.“First thing you want to do is determine the location of the hole,” Cornwell advises.As he shows here, you want to keep the outlet at approximately the same height as the switch for aesthetic purposes and convenience. Take the box and place it firmly against the wall with one hand so you can outline the straight edges with a pencil. Carefully mark all four sides of the box on the wall.“This way you know the area you want to cut out,” he says.You can cut the hole out in several ways. For this job, he wields a small keyhole-type Sheetrock saw, which can cost between $5 and $10. Use whatever tool you’re comfortable with, because this task is not too time-consuming and the hole is manageably small.The keyhole saw is built to penetrate the wall and enable you to perform the in-and-out sawing motion easily. Use the blade to follow along the pencil lines carefully. Try to be as exact as possible because you don’t want to leave an unnecessarily wide gap. When you come to the corner, carefully remove the blade so you don’t tear the wall surface, and then start on the other side.Once you have the little section of the wallboard almost completely cut out, make sure you hold onto the piece so it won’t fall behind the wall.Now comes the installation of the electrical box.As Cornwell points out, the plastic box has two corner screws, one for the top and one for the bottom. Tightening each screw moves a little wing-like flap attached to the back of the box and starts to draw it up until it touches the other side of the Sheetrock and locks in place. These plastic tabs are supposed to act as clamps as they flip into action but they can be rather flimsy flappers, so don’t take them for granted.“You want to go slow with this,” Cornwell says. “You don’t want to go too fast because you just want it to be snug up against the back of the wall.”Done properly, it locks up the box’s top corner and bottom corner.After you’re ready, you can place the box into the wall, line up the screws, and tighten them accordingly.“Once you see the screw start to pull further into the box, stop,” says Cornwell. “You don’t want to pull it through the Sheetrock. That’s it. It’s in.”Click here to learn more about Alure Home ImprovementsTo make sure he’s done, Cornwell prods all four sides with his fingers to make sure the electrical box won’t wiggle.See how simple that was? Thanks to Alure Home Improvements, cutting a hole in Sheetrock is as easy as 1-2-3!
He assured that the government would make a decision soon, saying the education sector would be the last to be reopened after the implementation of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB).”Compared to other sectors, education will be the last. Given the unmeasured risks, we can’t calculate [the exact date] just yet.”President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo previously suggested to delay the start of the school year, as allowing schools to reopen their campuses as scheduled would be a great risk to the country’s education, tribunnews.com reported on Sunday. The ministry’s deputy coordinator of education and religious affairs, Agus Sartono, said the ministry had considered allowing students to return to campus in late August or early September.”But the end of December is better […] We don’t want to be like France and South Korea. They reopened their schools too early and many students were exposed [to COVID-19],” he said.The Jakarta Education Agency previously planned to reopen schools on July 13, in line with the government’s academic calendar. The plan, however, had to take into account the central government’s policies and each school’s preparations in curbing COVID-19 transmission. According to agency head Nahdiana, authorities have formulated three different scenarios for students returning to school. The first option is to reopen some schools and allow all of their students to attend, the second is to reopen several schools and only allow half of their students on campus and the third option is to reopen all schools while requiring some students to study from home. The government is mulling over plans to reopen school campuses by the end of the year or at the beginning of 2021, after students were required to study from home in the final few months of the school year to remains safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the government’s official academic calendar, the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year is slated for July 13. However, it may order schools to reopen for on-campus activities in late December at the earliest — if the pandemic shows signs of receding. “That’s just an estimation. According to our calendar, [the new school year starts] in mid-July, but I won’t recommend [students going back to campus],” Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy said in a statement on Monday.Read also: Ministry suggests shorter school hours as part of ‘new normal’ Topics :
Sharing is caring! Tweet Share 31 Views 2 comments LocalNews Government embark on major road rehabilitation project in Roseau by: – April 6, 2012 Share Section of Bath Road in the vicinity of the Government Head Quarters and the Windsor Park StadiumThe government of Dominica has embarked on major road rehabilitation project within the capital city of Roseau.The project which began approximately two weeks ago will be done in several phases. The first phase involves resurfacing, drainage and sidewalk works on the Virgin Lane to Roseau link road and Virgin Lane to Newtown section of the road. This phase of the project is costing government over EC$800, 000. 00.Public works minister Rayburn Blackmoore views this major rehabilitation project as complimenting government’s plan to ensure that all roads within the city are in good condition.“What we are trying to do in an incremental fashion is to address some of our main roads in the city of Roseau. A few weeks ago the Ministry of Public Works technical staff along with the Minister took a walk around the city of Roseau with a view of getting a clear understanding as to what needs to be done to enhance the physical structure. We also recognize the need to improve on our drainage in Roseau and also our sidewalks”.Work on the section of road spanning from Newtown to Garraway hotel is expected to commence following the Easter holiday. That aspect of the project will be done at a cost of EC$420, 000. 00.Meantime Senator the Hon. Alvin Bernard who represents people of the Roseau central constituency in parliament views the Roseau Road rehabilitation project as providing relief to road users in the city.“The project has to address three basic problems. One is that of traffic congestion, two is that of the management of pedestrian traffic and three the question of adequate drainage”The Rose Street to Bath Road Bridge and the associated link road around the perimeter of the Windsor park stadium are two projects which have already been completed under government’s wider road rehabilitation project in the city of Roseau. Government is now in the process of seeking funds to undertake other phases of the Roseau road rehabilitation project.By: Tarnia GreenGovernment Information Service Share
Read Also: Amazing world of Ronaldo’s women However, officials have still not made it clear whether or not those games will be played in front of crowds once again, or if fans will have to wait a while longer, with games being staged behind closed doors. The Coup de France match between Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon has been penciled in for 27 June, with the Coup de la Ligue final – once again featuring PSG and Saint Etienne set to played 11 July. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 UEFA have also proposed playing both Europa League and Champions leagues games in August, meaning the speedy remaining of the French season would allow for those to be wrapped up. Ligue 1 ground to a halt on 16 March and now a statement provided to L’Equipe on Monday, says the Ligue de Football Professionnel confirm they intend to restart games in June.Advertisement Ligue 1 bosses are planning for the restart of the French league with things getting back on track by June 17 and coming to a close a few weeks later on July 25. According to French media outlet L’Equipe, clubs may have to resort to playing fixtures every three days in order to squeeze in the amount of games need for the season to finish. Loading… Promoted Content10 Inventions That Make Us Question HumanityA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 8 Best Looking US First Ladies EverThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Best Car Manufacturers In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way
CAMARILLO, Calif. – Top drivers in national standings for five IMCA divisions earn product awards again in 2016 from Wilwood Engineering.The Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod national champions all receive front brake rotors from the Camarillo, Calif., manufacturer.The IMCA Late Model national champion receives a set of front and rear wide hubs.Second through fifth place finishers in all five divisions get $100 product certificates. All awards will be given during the national IMCA banquet in November, or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.“As one of the leading sanctioning bodies in the United States, it’s easy to see why Wilwood partners with IMCA,” said Jim “Spike” Logue, race sales engineer at Wilwood. “The IMCA brand has enjoyed continued growth over the years and we look forward to supporting and educating drivers on the best braking solutions for their race car.”This is the sixth season for the Wilwood partnership.“We pride ourselves on partnering with industry leaders in their respective fields and no one specializes in braking solutions better than Wilwood,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder stated. “We’re honored to have them as part of the IMCA support team and look forward to a great season.”Information about the complete line of Wilwood products is available by calling 805 388-1188, on Facebook and at the www.wilwood.com website.
Kile Vohringer continued his hot start to 2019 with another Shawn’s Auto Service IMCA Hobby Stock 12-lap victory. MAQUOKETA, Iowa (June 1) – He watched the monkey jump off his back. We’ve finally been changing some stuff, dropping some bars we usually don’t do and it ended up working.” Jarrett Franzen actually pushed that chimp in dominating form, leading all 20 laps of the QCJeeps.com IMCA Modified feature Saturday evening at Maquoketa Speedway. David Brandies moved by Jimmy Comins about halfway through the Gade Race Engines / REV Chassis IMCA Stock Car 15-lap feature and went on to win. Andy Nezworski started sixth but only took seven laps to move by Matt Ryan for the lead and cruised to his second straight Andover Meat IMCA Late Model win. “Nice and smooth, nice little track. I really enjoyed it.,” said Schrader, who started 14th after winning a ‘B’ main and moved up nine slots by the end. By Rob Hinckley “I got lucky on the start,” Franzen said. “(Polesitter) Tyler Madigan pushed on the start and I started second row inside and it was pretty much a bottom race track.” Timmy Current started 11th and picked his way to the runner up spot, followed by Bryce Garnhart and Tyler Madigan. The win ended a string of “almosts” in the Fryer Motorsports No. 60F. Franzen and team celebrated on Stead Family Children’s Hospital Night and beat all the stars, including Ken Schrader, who wound up fifth. Soppe was involved in an opening lap crash, restarted on the tail and worked his way back to the point by lap 12 of the 15-lap finale. Tyler Soppe won for the fourth straight time in the B&D Pit Stop IMCA Northern SportMods, but this time in a little more dramatic fashion. “Seems like we’ve led until lap 16 and the car burns off,” he said. “ Schrader was complimentary of his first visit to Maquoketa. Action continues on the 3/8-mile dirt oval this Saturday June 8 highlighted by QCJeeps.com Night and the QCJeeps.com IMCA Modifieds racing for $1,000 to win a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event.
Greensburg, In. — For the second time this year a Decatur County resident has been arrested for threatening law enforcement officers. Terry Cripe, 53, allegedly made threats to police that led to the search and arrest.Cripe is being held in the Decatur County Detention Center.Sheriff David Durant said, “This is what happens when you make threats to Law Enforcement. We will respond swiftly to ensure the safety of the citizens of Decatur County. Simply put, this behavior won’t be tolerated. “A Sandusky man was arrested in March for similar charges.
Editorial note: Deanna Burkart took the Council seat occupied by Kenny Owens in 2018. This has been reflected in the original story. Greensburg, IN—In October of 2017, the Decatur County Council voted in a special use income tax that was to be used for the purpose of funding construction and operating costs of a proposed Decatur County Jail alongside a public safety tax intended to help fund courthouse security and more.It seems that they might once again be looking at another income tax increase to help fund County Departments. Decatur County Council President Ernie Gauck and Council member Danny Peters attended last week’s Greensburg City Council meeting requesting the City to appropriate new funds that will be generated from a tax rate increase. They stated while they didn’t need any additional funding to build the jail, they did not have the funds in their operations and have “no idea” what staffing the new jail will cost. The County Council is looking at adding an increase between . 2 and .4 % increase. According to the Greensburg Daily News article in 2017, the council noted that the tax could be reduced and that additional monies garnered by the tax could be put toward paying off the bond sooner. Auditor Janet Chadwell said the tax revenue would decrease the burden the county was facing related to the coverage of insurance costs.“We are drowning in health insurance costs,” Chadwell said. Now, according to Gauck and Peters, adding an extra prosecutor to the Prosecutor’s office, an additional secretary to the Court, and expected jail staff for the new jail will require an additional $1 million that they are over budget for 2020. During the October 2017 meeting, the council formally adopted a .5 percent special use income tax alongside a .25 percent public safety income tax and a certified shares tax of .27 percent. The three taxes raise Decatur County’s income tax rate from 1.33 percent to 2.35 percent in an effort to cover jail costs – including construction, fees, and operational needs – as well as to fund several public safety initiatives. That makes the income tax rate for Decatur County the 10th highest rate of the 92 counties in the state. With the suggested increase in tax rates, it will place us 6th or 4th highest rates in the state, respectively.The Decatur County Council will meet today at 9 am in the Decatur County Court House room 106. The voting members in 2017 were Ernie Gauck, Larry Meyer, John Westhafer, Bill Metz, Danny Peters, and Kenneth Owens. Deanna Burkhardt took the seat occupied by Kenneth Owens in 2018.
College students could receive up to $10,000 in tax credits over the course of their education as part of an extension of the American Opportunity Tax Credit.Renee Cohn | Daily Trojan U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan unveiled the revised AOTC on Thursday to students and parents at Woodrow Wilson Senior High School in Washington, D.C.The goal of the AOTC is to make college financially attainable for all Americans and to alleviate the rising costs of a college education.Individuals making less than $80,000 a year and married couples making less than $160,000 a year will qualify for the AOTC, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Approximately 9.4 million students with college students are expected to qualify for the AOTC this year, according to a Treasury Department analysis.The AOTC, which was initially passed under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is an expansion of the Hope Credit.Unlike the Hope Credit, which only covered the first two years of a college student’s education, the AOTC covers four years of post-secondary education with a maximum tax credit of $2,500 per year. The AOTC also provides an allowance for textbooks.The AOTC is expected to cover 80 percent of tuition and fees at a two-year public college or 30 percent of tuition and fees at a four-year public college, according to a Treasury analysis.Thomas McWhorter, executive director of financial aid at USC, sees the AOTC as positive news for both current and prospective students and their families.“I certainly think that [the AOTC] will help families,” McWhorter said. “We can exclude an additional $2,500 from [a family’s] income when assessing them for financial aid.”The average family is expected to receive a tax credit of $1,900.Grace Paek, a freshman majoring in health and humanities, said she is excited about the AOTC, but worries that a $2,500 tax credit will not significantly benefit a family with a college student.“I’m glad [Obama] is looking at rising tuition costs, but I don’t know if $2,500 will do that much,” Paek said. “College tuition is rising so quickly.”Samantha Gurash, a freshman majoring in writing for screen and television, questions how the AOTC will be funded.“In theory I agree with the [AOTC],” Gurash said. “But I want to know where the money is coming from because there are so many other things that need to be paid off right now.”In a joint blog post, Geithner and Duncan discussed the correlation between a well-educated population and America’s global economic success.“The nations that best educate their children today will be the nations that lead the global economy in the 21st century,” they wrote. “In order to have the best-educated workforce, we must help put college education within reach for all students and their families.”The AOTC is expected to award $18.2 billion in tax credits to students and parents, according to Duncan and Geithner.Geithner and Duncan also announced the simplification of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and an increase in Pell grant funding to lessen the financial burden of college tuition.