Taiwan government moves to speed offshore wind projects

first_imgTaiwan government moves to speed offshore wind projects FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Taiwan News:The government is sparing no effort in advancing offshore wind farm development through such measures as streamlining approval processes, strengthening oversight of support infrastructure construction, and providing assistance with planning and building procedures, according to Premier Lai Ching-te Transition to renewables is central to achieving a nuclear-free homeland by 2025, Lai said. Wind will play a key role in the nation’s energy mix, with the Ministry of Economic Affairs selecting nine local and foreign companies to build 14 wind farms with a total capacity of 5.5 gigawatts off Taiwan’s western coast within the next seven years, he added.MOEA Bureau of Energy statistics reveal that in 2017, 46.8 percent of Taiwan’s energy was generated from coal, 34.7 percent from natural gas, 8.3 percent from nuclear power and 4.5 percent from renewable sources. By 2025, the government aims to change these numbers to 50 percent for natural gas, 30 percent for coal and 20 percent for renewables, with solar and wind expected to contribute the majority of the latter.According to the MOEA, two demonstration wind farms in the waters off Miaoli and Changhua counties in northern and central Taiwan, respectively, are forecast to come online in 2019. Financed partially through state subsidies, the sites, which have a combined capacity of 230 megawatts, underscore the government’s commitment to fostering renewables and related expertise, the ministry said.The 14 additional offshore wind farms are projected to generate 19.8 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, create 20,000 job opportunities, spur investment totaling NT$962.5 billion (US$31.56 billion) and reduce Taiwan’s carbon emissions by 10.47 million metric tons annually, the MOEA added.More: Cabinet accelerates offshore wind farm development in Taiwanlast_img read more

Burke’s return ends 5-match losing skid

first_imgWhen freshman Liz Carpenter took down Ohio State’s Kristin Messmer 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 Saturday, the Badgers clinched an upset victory over the Buckeyes, ending a regular season marred by injury on a high note.The day was rife with positive notes for Wisconsin, as the team earned a rare sweep on the doubles court early in the afternoon, with Nicole Beck and Erin Jobe clinching the point against Ciara Finucane and Messmer 8-6.”It was very nice to be able to win at one, two and three [doubles],” head coach Patti Henderson said. “Nicole [Beck] did a great job of helping Erin [Jobe] find her own confidence [in doubles].”Meanwhile, the Badgers finally returned to their standard lineup Saturday, as team ace Caitlin Burke returned to the top roster spot after two months spent fighting an injury on the sidelines. For Burke, still ranked No. 32 in the country, it was a rusty return that quickly turned smooth, as she handled the Buckeyes’ Caitlin O’Keefe 7-5, 6-0, fighting the signs of a prolonged hiatus during a back-and-forth first set before silencing her opponent in quick and dramatic fashion during the second frame.”I haven’t played a match in over a month. … I wasn’t playing as good as I used to and my confidence isn’t as high right now,” Burke said. “But after the first set, I started playing better, and the second set was a little easier.”Perhaps more importantly, the return of the team’s top player meant the rest of the roster would no longer have to play up in covering for the absence. And that equated to a group of more evenly matched games.”It pushes everybody else down. So everybody else is going to be — in theory — playing somebody who is not quite as good as before Caitlin goes in,” Henderson said, “because when she goes in at the top, that’s the effect she has.”Though Carpenter’s victory clinched the home finale for the Badgers, it was sophomore Chelsea Nusslock who would exit the court last, ultimately playing a third set tiebreaker against Julie Blackmore in which the Wisconsin athlete would have to fight back from a deep deficit. Nusslock prevailed 3-6, 6-2, 7-6(5), taking the day’s longest match with a signature level of attitude and ferocity, sealing a 5-2 win.”I had to stay in her face because one of the assistant coaches … was really motivating the girl, really, really loud, and it was getting quite obnoxious,” Nusslock said. “The louder I got, the more I won the point. So why not, I guess.”The only two Badger losses on the day came from Kaylan Caiati and Beck, dropping to Sonia Ruzimovsky and Finucane, respectively. Beck, indicating a shoulder injury, served underhand throughout her match before throwing in the towel late in the second set and giving her Buckeye opponent the victory.”I didn’t know that she was going to resort to underhand serves,” Henderson said. “It’s the first match that she didn’t finish all year long.”Beck spent much of the beginning of the season on the bench with an illness and has fought a string of injuries and ailments since — including a mid-match bee sting against Purdue last weekend. But, as Henderson indicated, this marks the first time she has withdrawn from play mid-match this season.last_img read more

Cardinals’ Kyler Murray just focused on playing well: ‘I don’t feel pressure’

first_img Fantasy football 2019: Jets’ Le’Veon Bell tells owners to pick him first Kyler Murray knows a lot of eyes will be on him in 2019-20, but doesn’t feel the need to live up to expectations in his rookie season.The Cardinals signal caller was selected with the top pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and understands that his production will be very important for his new team. Murray will likely face a lot more pressure in the NFL than he did in college, though. The 2018 Heisman winner is joining an Arizona team that gave up 52 sacks last season. Only Houston, Dallas, Green Bay and Jacksonville surrendered more.Murray’s trademark mobility and knack for making plays out of nothing could help in this department. But he’ll still have to adjust to the heightened speed of the game, especially when facing more talented defenses and complex schemes.”I think that’s probably one of the biggest adjustments is windows are tighter,” Murray said. “You got to anticipate things a lot more. But that makes it fun. College, you know, dudes would be wide open. It’d be really easy stuff like that. It’s part of being in the NFL.”Now that he’s out of college, Murray has plenty of time to fine-tune his skills for a successful transition into the pros. Ezekiel Elliott contract: Jerry Jones preaches patience; Cowboys prepare for long waitcenter_img “I got to go out and play well,” Murray said Thursday, via ESPN. “And if I don’t, then people are gonna be mad, I’m gonna be mad, everybody’s gonna be mad. So, my focus is play well.””I don’t feel pressure.” Related News “It’s been fun,” Murray said of his experience as a full-time football player. “It’s a little different. Schedule’s a little easier just because this is what we love to do. This is what I love to do, so for me, it’s easy to just wake up and play football and worry about football.”Arizona finished last season with a 3-13 record and traded away 2018 first-round pick Josh Rosen in anticipation of Murray’s arrival. But it still has a veteran wideout in Larry Fitzgerald and a versatile running back in David Johnson in the fold on the offensive side.The Cardinals open their preseason Aug. 8 against the Chargers.last_img read more

Amanda Nunes warns Claressa Shields: ‘I’m gonna wrestle the s— out of you and finish you with a jiu-jitsu submission’

first_img“Six months to learn how to defend a takedown?” Nunes asked. “Germaine, six years, she didn’t even learn how to defend a takedown. You guys saw tonight. Don’t even listen to this girl, guys.” However, money always talks and if the right amount is offered, a Nunes-Shields battle could come to fruition. “A million? (I want) more than that,” Nunes said. LAS VEGAS — If you didn’t hear her the first time, allow Amanda Nunes to make it very clear for you.The UFC women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion has no interest in facing undefeated women’s boxing champion Claressa Shields in the squared circle. The Octagon, however, is a totally different story.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearNunes turned back the challenge of Germaine de Randamie in dominant fashion at UFC 245; however, the story was the presence of Shields, who was cageside and made it clear that she’s interested in facing Nunes to prove who the real baddest woman on the planet is. “We want to see what’s up with Amanda Nunes in for the future with a boxing match and an MMA match,” Shields told ESPN. According to Nunes, the former is unlikely but the latter is something she is certainly welcome to try her hand at. “If she wants to see me, come to my world. I’m gonna be here,” Nunes said as she fielded multiple questions about a potential showdown with Shields. “I’m an MMA fighter. She wants to see me, I’m gonna wrestle the s— out of you and finish you with a jiu-jitsu submission.”Nunes has effectively cleared out both the featherweight and bantamweight divisions over the past few years with victories over Ronda Rousey, Valentina Shevchenko, Miesha Tate, Holly Holm, Cris “Cyborg” Justino and de Randamie. With few viable options left on the table, a potential clash with Shields is something over which fight fans are salivating. Unfortunately, Nunes just doesn’t see the appeal. Despite her massive power, Nunes frames herself as a mixed martial artist who doesn’t specialize in one specific area. She proved that against de Randamie, where she deployed her wrestling and jiu-jitsu to upend the Dutch kickboxer. “I’m an MMA fighter — why she want to take me from my sport?” Nunes inquired. “If she wants to fight me, come to my world. It doesn’t make any sense. I respect her as a boxer, but I’m an MMA fighter. I don’t like to fight [in boxing]. I like MMA.”Nunes also didn’t like the idea of Shields attempting to acquire MMA skills in a short timeframe before challenging the Brazilian to a fight. After all, other mixed martial artists have spent years training to stop someone like Nunes. The idea of Shields picking up those abilities in such a small window was found humorous by Nunes.last_img read more

Disabled golfers lead the way for others to get into golf

first_img17 Oct 2016 Disabled golfers lead the way for others to get into golf Five English golfers are showing that they won’t let disability get in the way of playing the game – and they’re hoping their stories will encourage more people to take up and enjoy the sport.Aimi Bullock, Lewis Eccles, Mike Gays, Terry Kirby and David Youens are sharing their experiences following the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, which shone a spotlight on disability sport. However, many disabled people still find it difficult to get involved with sports and physical activity.The English Federation of Disability Sport set out to encourage disabled people to be more active through its recent campaign ‘Together We Will’, and England Golf, the governing body for amateur golf, is working with clubs and counties across the country to help and encourage more people with disabilities to play golf.Jamie Blair, England Golf Disability Manager, said: “It is incredibly important that golf is available to everyone, whether they are disabled or not. At England Golf, we are working hard to help encourage as many disabled people as possible to play golf though a number of initiatives, including our ‘Get into golf’ campaign. People can head to www.getintogolf.org to find out about beginner courses, taster lessons and special events at clubs and ranges nationwide.”Find out more with these inspirational stories:Aimi Bullock, 43, from Surrey, (pictured top, images © Leaderboard Photography) has multiple sclerosis but has refused to let the condition alter her life and competitive nature. “I try and do something golf-related twice a week just to stay active and keep myself feeling good,” she said.She added: “Golf is a great sport for disabled people as anyone can play. It isn’t as demanding on your body compared with other sports. It’s a great way to keep playing competitive sport and stay sharp physically and mentally.”Lewis Eccles, 15, from Rotherham in Yorkshire, was diagnosed with autism when he was nine. He had started playing golf aged seven and the game has helped him become a confident, happy young man.His father, Peter, said: “The relaxed, social nature of the sport has really helped Lewis’s development, his confidence levels and social skills. It has also helped our family get closer together too. We are all passionate golfers and it is the only sport that we can all play together.”Mike Gays, 27, from Huntingdon, was born with one leg shorter than the other and, after more than 20 operations, his right leg was amputated at the knee. He was always a keen golfer but struggled to walk the full 18 holes before his surgery. Now he has returned to golf, reduced his handicap to its lowest ever level of four and encourages team-mates from other disability sports to try golf.He said: “Golf is a perfect sport for disabled people and amputees. It’s an active and social sport, but one that isn’t too physically tough on the body.”Terry Kirby, 60, from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, became paraplegic and unable to walk at the age of 38 after developing a tumour on his spinal cord. He took the advice of his physiotherapist to try handigolf, playing from a seated position, and he will be the 2017 senior captain at Tapton Park Golf Club in Derbyshire. Terry is a regular competitor and actively encourages other people with disabilities to try golf.“Golf is such a fantastic sport for disabled people. You are able to play either on your own or with friends, no matter if they are disabled or not,” he said.David Youens, 53, from Oxfordshire, played rugby and golf professionally before being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. “I have always taken my sport very seriously, so learning about my diagnosis was a massive shock to the system. It took a long time for me to be confident in my health and ability to get back out on the golf course,” he said.“I’m really pleased that I have got back involved in the game. Although I’m not playing to the same level as before, I’m enjoying my golf and my handicap is improving all the time.”last_img read more

UAAP 80 Volleyball Preview: UE ready to shed losing mentality

first_imgLATEST STORIES “When they think that ‘oh we can’t do this, but we’ll do everything be it three or five sets we will do everything to win,’ that will be our mindset.”And with Vicente instilling that fighting spirit and attitude in his team, he wants to finally see the Lady Warriors avoid final place in Season 80.Leading the team toward that goal are open hitter Shaya Adorador, setter Roselle Baliton, and Season 77 Rookie of the Year Kat Arado who all played for Generika-Ayala in the Philipine SuperligaThe rest of the Lady Warriors also managed played in the PSL All-Filipino conference under the Cherrylume franchise.“Our goal is to overcome our reputation that we were in the bottom places last year,” said Vicente. “We should improve by at least two spots, and we should always be aiming to improve.”ADVERTISEMENT Head coach: Francis VicenteLast season: 1-13 (8th)Key holdovers: Shaya Adorador, Roselle Baliton, Judith Abil, Kat AradoKey losses: Angelica Dacaymat, Jasmine AlcaydeADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina University of the East remained at the bottom of the standings in another woeful performance in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament.The Lady Red Warriors did a repeat of their sorry 1-13 finish from Season 78, and after back-to-back years winning just two combined games they are hell-bent on shaking off the reputation as being pushovers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHead coach Francis Vicente said they want to change their mentality that they are already defeated even before playing the game.“We really want to overcome the mentality where they think they’ve already lost the moment they see their opponents,” said Vicente in Filipino. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Aldridge scores 30 as Spurs escape Nuggets MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more