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first_imgThe practical implementation of the aforesaid announcement will certainly address potential electricity supply challenges in the long term, including the present power outages, states the Association. The announcement was made during the briefing of parliament’s mineral resources and energy portfolio oversight committee on Thursday afternoon, 07 May 2020. The Southern African Radiation Protection Association (SARPA) welcomes and supports Minister Mantashe’s plan to soon commence with the procurement of 2,500 megawatts new nuclear power build.  The NNR is primarily responsible for protecting persons, property and the environment from the harmful effects arising from exposure to ionizing radiation; ensure safe operation at nuclear industries thereby enforcing compliance to the regulations. TAGSIRPnuclear powerSouth Africa Previous articleCOVID-19 and climate change – AfDBNext articleTanzania records highest percentage in access to electricity Nicolette Pombo-van ZylAs the Editor of ESI Africa, my passion is on sustainability and placing African countries on the international stage. I take a keen interest in the trends shaping the power & water utility market along with the projects and local innovations making headline news. Watch my short weekly video on our YouTube channel ESIAfricaTV and speak with me on what has your attention. “It goes without saying that the planned procurement of nuclear power plants will create much-needed employment opportunities, not just within the nuclear industry itself but also in the support industries as well. This will, in turn, improve the South African economy. To underscore the employment potential, the existing nuclear industries such as Necsa and Eskom Koeberg are currently safely operating nuclear facilities with more than thousands employees.” BRICS Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Safety at nuclear sites in South Africa AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Featured image: Stock Implementation of this plan will ensure the security of energy supply, which South Africa is in desperate need of, states SARPA. Procurement is the next step of implementing provisions in the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2019), which aims at responding to challenges faced within the energy sector. “As SARPA we believe the announcement could not have come at a better time than now as the country has in recent time witnessed unending energy supply challenges leading to loadshedding, which affected business operations and households alike,” the statement read. “It, therefore, follows that procurement and subsequent construction of nuclear power plants will ensure the security of energy supply from the year 2030 and beyond. We acknowledge and embrace the principle of the energy mix ‘diversification’ provision in the IRP2019; and believe nuclear power will provide a reliable baseload electricity supply with much less carbon footprint compared to coal-fired power plants.” “It is also testimony to the training and capabilities of nuclear professionals that operate these facilities. The generated high-level of radioactive waste is safely stored in the reactor pool, while the low to intermediate radioactive waste is disposed at the National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute (NRWDI).” The research reactor based at Necsa was commissioned in March 1965 and has been to date operational without any nuclear accident. The two units at Western Cape in Eskom, namely, Koeberg 1 and Koeberg 2 were commissioned in 1984 and 1985 respectively—they have also since been safely operated, without any nuclear accident to date.center_img The safety record of South Africa’s nuclear industry augurs well for the further procurement of new nuclear power plants, states SARPA. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development According to SARPA, renewable sources of energy such as solar and wind are equally important, but their intermittent nature and storage limitations hinder large scale baseload power production from these sources, therefore not always available for use when needed. SARPA, which was established in September 1997 in South Africa, fully supports Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) Gwede Mantashe’s announcement about the plan to soon commence with the procurement of the 2,500MW of nuclear power. It is against this backdrop of an already well established and internationally recognised nuclear industry that SARPA believes that the country can successfully procure and run a few more nuclear power reactors. The electricity shortage challenges can be dated as back as 2007, and according to Eskom’s website, 77% of electric power is currently generated from the coal-fired power plants, 5% from the Koeberg nuclear power plant and 18% from the renewable energy sources. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter Finance and Policy The existing electricity supply challenges are not unexpected because some of the baseload coal-fired power plants have reached the end of their operational lifespan, SARPA explained. More will follow suit within the next ten years, with the exception of a few such as Kusile and Medupi coal-fired power plants. Generation Read more on:Nuclear powerSouth Africa South Africa has a well-established National Nuclear Regulator (NNR), which is a national authority responsible for exercising regulatory control over the safety of nuclear installations, radioactive waste, irradiated nuclear fuel, and the mining and processing of radioactive ores and minerals. 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first_img Denning duer Bayonne Mr. Politico July 14, 2016 10:02 am at 10:02 am Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say August 6, 2016 3:35 pm at 3:35 pm John Heinis July 12, 2016 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Roberto??Weehawken happy with turner? Clean ? Dpw rides around in trucks, clean streets on Sunday ? But sub contracts out lawn care in parks Please speak for yourself By John Heinis – July 11, 2016 5:40 pm 4 HobokenNewsWest New York Crime Bayonne CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner received another consulting contract with the Town of West New York last week, a one-year, $17,500 agreement “to perform special projects.” [fve]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu4eiCNFjpQ&feature=youtu.be[/fve]“First, let me say John, the reason for hiring the consulting of Mayor [Richard] Turner. As you know, this town from the 90s, Mayor, and now Congressman Albio Sires, with the guidance from Mayor Turner, were able to build the waterfront,” Roque began, calling into Thursday’s special board of commissioners meeting.“As you are aware, we get 70 percent of the taxes … is made off of 30 percent of the people that live on the waterfront. So it’s actually enabling us to subsidize a lot of things in this town, thanks to the visions, innovations of the Mayor at that time, Albio Sires, and Richard Turner.”Turner, the West New York business administrator during Sires administration, has taken great pride in building up the Weehawken waterfront: unveiling two more projects that are a part of the $2 billion effort last month.“I want to do the same thing, John. I want to build up West New York and grow West New York. I have a fantastic business administrator in Jamie Cryan, but I do need help and he needs help.”Turner’s new contract, specifically issued to Innovative Government Consulting Inc. is $17,500 for one-year, retroactively from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.Roque also said he would’ve “done the deal out of my own pocket” if the board voted it down, given Turner’s wealth of knowledge and experience and the relatively low cost.Luckily for Roque, the board approved the measure by a vote of 4-0(1), with Department of Public Works Commissioner Gabriel Rodriguez abstaining since he works with Turner in Sires’ office.“I can see the future of West New York getting even better by having somebody like Richard Turner helping us out,” exclaimed Roque. “Again, big bang for a little money, that’s the way I’m looking at it.”Roque also expressed his desire that he wants to build a military academy and improve roads in West New York, endeavors Turner could be extremely helpful in.When Hudson County View asked Roque the difference between his special projects consulting contract that began in November, which netted Turner $90,000 over six months, and this upcoming project, he said their would be less responsibilities this time around.“It’s gonna be the less of the responsibilities now, John. Now it’s the special projects. We have buildings, we’re building a hotel … on 52nd Street, there’s developers in that area, we’ve got projects, you know, in that area.”Roque added that West New York, like Weehawken, is building new condominiums on the waterfront and again stressed that Turner’s knowledge of that project is invaluable.“We can’t stop now. And I’ve got three years to make this town the way it should be: new lights, PSE&G, lightings for 60th Street, new construction, I believe we’re [re]doing about 70 percent of the roads in West New York.”In a phone interview today, Turner echoed Roque’s sentiment in completing the development on the waterfront, as well as other projects he started working on late last year.“It’s to wrap up some of the special projects that were started on the waterfront. The Weehawken and West New York properties were being developed by the same principals and have been developed in-sync, for the most part, up to this point,” Turner stated.He also noted that developing more parking is a priority, further stating that the area of 51st and 52nd Streets between John F. Kennedy and Bergenline Avenue has always been an area pegged as a potential development site.“These areas are open and vibrant and there’s a lot to done,” Turner concluded, indicating that it was important to finish the job that he started.According to a copy of Turner’s most recent contract with the town, issued to Project Management Solutions LLC and approved by the board in October, simply says that the hiring is “in order to complete the building issues concerning Town Hall” and was from November 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016. Comments are closed. Roberto Why can’t the people hired for positions be allowed to do their jobs? We already employ an administrator? Why tie his hands? Why involve some one else to add more confusion to an already chaotic situation? Yeah yeah yeah I know, we have to put on a united front for Fulops run for governor… But it’s clear roques mind is everywhere but on the town… And once in a while, the shildren, so why wouldn’t the powers that be… Sacco Turner Stack Prieto etc pull the plug on him, put in someone competent and just get on with day to day operations? No disrespect to Turner, at all. His town is clean and beautiful and his residents are happy with him. But how about stepping aside and letting someone else take the reigns. His constant input only divides the town further. Military school? Hotel? He wants to be like Turner and build the waterfront? Has he looked around lately? Most importantly…. HOW MUCH ARE THE WATERFRONT RESIDENTS PAYING IN TAXES????? God, somebody gag the moron please. How smug and condescending to say he would pay Turner out of his own pocket knowing that some residents in HIS town don’t make that much in a year. He proves time and time again that although he bought his degree in DR to be a doctor, he certainly has learned nothing about politics in the US that’s for sure. Facebook Twitter Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 4 COMMENTS July 13, 2016 6:23 pm at 6:23 pm Police: 45-year-old man arrested for attempting to have sex with 15-year-old girl in Secaucus Weehawken Mayor Turner gets another consulting gig in West New York Previous articleVainieri: Christie ‘a fat bully’ for shutting down road improvement projectsNext articleOfficials coalesce in West New York to remember Orlando, Dallas victims John Heinis TAGSfelix roqueinnovative government consulting inc.richard turnerwest new yorkwest new york board of commissioners SHARE Lol well don’t get it twisted, he said he would’ve paid for it out of pocket only if the board didn’t approve it, not just for the fun of it. What I want to know is when will John Heinis ask for a consulting job from Mayor Roque ?Right there when Roque said he would pay the $17,500 out of his own pocket, I would have jumped in as a reporter and told him to do it !… I just got my tax bill yesterday and could not be more ENRAGED !… This Roque lies more than H. Clinton when she testified she deletde 30,000 emails by accident. What is your take John ?last_img read more

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first_imgPaolo Nicoletti has been appointed managing director of APCO Worldwide’s European headquarters in Brussels, replacing Garry Walsh, who was named managing director of APCO’s south-east Asia regional office in Singapore. Nicoletti, who has been promoted from deputy managing director of the Brussels office, has been in the city since 1993 and previously worked at Confindustria, an Italian industry association.  Aldo Soldi, head of the Italian national association of consumer co-operatives, has been elected president of Euro Coop, the European Community of Consumer Co-operatives, for a two-year period. Czech President Václav Klaus has named Petr Necas as prime minister of the Czech Republic. Necas, who became the leader of the centre-right Civic Democrats (ODS) party in March, has previously served as a minister of labour and social affairs. His three-party coalition cabinet will include Karel Schwarzenberg as foreign minister and Miroslav Kalousek as finance minister. Both are from the centre-right TOP 09 party and have held the posts previously. Radek John, from the conservative-liberal party Veci verejné (Public Affairs) will become interior minister, while Jirí Pospíšil (ODS) will be justice minister. Klaus has also made three appointments to the board of the Czech National Bank. Miroslav Singer, previously its vice-governor, will replace Zdenek Tuma as governor. Vladimír Tomšík, previously a board member, becomes vice-governor and Kamil Janácek will join the board, leaving his position as senior economist at Komercní banka, a universal bank.last_img read more

first_imgThe former New York mayor cited conversations with “chief executives of banks and other industry leaders” who said, “with rare exceptions,” that a British exit from the EU would be “a serious complication that could lead some jobs to shift to the Continent over time.”As the Bloomberg CEO, he warned the media brand “may need to move more resources and personnel [across the channel].””I also worry that Brexit will leave our U.K. employees worse off,” Bloomberg said.Brussels would have more leverage than Britain when negotiating trade terms, and uncertainty alone could cause British families to “feel a pinch well into the next decade.” Also On POLITICO George Soros warns of Brexit ‘Black Friday’ for Britain By Hortense Goulard Insiders brace for ‘costly, daft’ Brexit By Vince Chadwick and Arnau Busquets Guàrdia Chemicals firm says it would quit Britain after Brexit By Justin Stares The U.K. voting to Leave the European Union on Thursday could lead to job losses in Britain, media magnate and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg wrote in a post published on LinkedIn on Monday.Bloomberg also warned a Brexit would harm Britain’s ability to fight terrorism, saying: “Brexit would leave the U.K., America and the rest of the world in a weaker position to combat terrorism, promote trade, and confront other global challenges including climate change.””The question is: Is the risk worth taking?” Bloomberg asked in the post, which was originally published as an opinion piece in the Times on Sunday. “I have carefully evaluated the question of Brexit and concluded that the risks involved are troubling.”last_img read more

first_imgA professorship and scholarship program to honor the career of Bernard Lown in advancing public health is being established at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). School officials made the announcement Sept. 10.A professor of cardiology emeritus at HSPH, Lown is recognized for his groundbreaking work on the causes and treatment of heart disease and cardiac arrhythmias and the development of the direct current (DC) defibrillator that has become a lifesaving device worldwide. He is also world-renowned for his dedication to the prevention of nuclear war. In 1960, during the tensions of the Cold War, he was one of the founders of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and in 1980, he co-founded International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. He and a Russian colleague received the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the organization in 1985.Lown was honored at the Lown Cardiovascular Foundation gala on Sept. 13 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston.The Bernard Lown Fund in Cardiovascular Health at HSPH will support the Bernard Lown Cardiovascular Scholars Program, which will train qualified midcareer clinicians, scientists, nurses, and other health practitioners in public health strategies related to the prevention of cardiovascular disease in the developing world. Participants in the Scholars Program will be degree candidates in the master of public health program or other degree programs at the School. In most circumstances, they will be midcareer physicians working in the developing world. They will be known as Lown Scholars. As part of the program, Lown Scholars may also be brought back to Harvard periodically for short-term stays of one week to several months. The goal will be to create an international community of Lown Scholars who will continue to interact around issues of cardiovascular health, particularly in the developing world.The Bernard Lown Fund in Cardiovascular Health will also support a professorship at HSPH involved in research and teaching focused on the prevention of cardiovascular disease in the developing world. The individual chosen to be the Lown Professor may be a cardiologist, epidemiologist, biological scientist, or social scientist representing a range of appropriate disciplines and experience. The fund will also support international conferences devoted to the topic of cardiovascular prevention.HSPH Dean Barry Bloom stated: “Dr. Lown has been enormously generous to the Harvard School of Public Health as a researcher, scholar, and friend, and [he has been] an inspirational role model for me. His vision to bring young physicians and scholars from developing countries to learn and carry out research in preventing cardiovascular disease at our School under the tutelage of outstanding professors, including one that we can honor him with, is a prescient contribution to address the coming epidemic of cardiovascular disease in the developing world. We are enormously grateful for the many gifts he has given us and the world.”“Bernard Lown has been a visionary in recognizing the importance of health in forging bridges and understanding among scientists and people around the world. We welcome the establishment of the Bernard Lown Fund as an ideal realization of the innovative global vision of one of the world’s great physicians and humanitarians,” said HSPH Instructor in Medicine Vikas Saini, president of the Lown Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF).“It is doubly meaningful given the origins of the fund in the development of the defibrillator, a high-technology device that changed the practice of medicine, which are now being applied to a global vision of health. Far ahead of his time, Dr. Lown has long recognized that true peace in the world will only be achieved when the needs and aspirations of people in the developing world are taken into account. It is therefore most appropriate that the fund will now be used to teach the teachers necessary to combat the burgeoning global epidemic of cardiovascular disease,” Saini added. “The Lown CRF is pleased that the mission of the Lown Scholars Program and the Lown Professorship is fundamentally aligned with ours, and we look forward to many collaborative efforts in the future to sustain Dr. Lown’s unique historic legacy.”last_img read more

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first_img Skylar Astin will rise to the top of the business ladder this spring. The stage-and-screen star has been announced to take on the central role of J. Pierrepont Finch in the Kennedy Center’s upcoming production of the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Astin will be joined by recent Waitress star Betsy Wolfe as Rosemary and upcoming Torch Song headliner Michael Urie reprising his Broadway-debut turn as Bud Frump. D.C. stage veteran Nova Payton will take on role of Miss Jones. Directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Tony nominee Denis Jones, How to Succeed will play the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater from June 6-10.”I am absolutely thrilled to be joining The Kennedy Center’s Broadway Center Stage production of How to Succeed in its inaugural year,” said Astin in an exclusive statement. “I have always been fond of this show, and am excited to bring a fresh energy to it. Aside from being ambitious, charming and triumphant, J. Pierrepont Finch is a true creative, and that is what I will enjoy most when exploring and bringing our version of this rip-roaring musical to life!”Astin’s stage credits include Spring Awakening, What We’re Up Against and God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. He has been seen on-screen in Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, Graves, Speech & Debate, Ground Floor and Glee.Wolfe recently concluded an acclaimed run as Jenna in the Broadway musical Waitress. Her other stage credits include 110 in the Shade, Everyday Rapture, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Bullets Over Broadway, Falsettos and The Last Five Years.Urie made his first Broadway appearance as Frump in the most recent How to Succeed revival. His other stage credits include The Government Inspector, Buyer & Cellar and Angels in America. He will return to Broadway this fall in a transfer of Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song.Payton has been seen on the D.C. stage in Ragtime at Ford’s Theater and Caroline, or Change at Round House Theatre.How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch (Astin), who uses a little handbook called How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive. The musical features a book by Abe Burrows, Willie Gilbert and Jack Weinstock and a score by Frank Loesser.The design team will include Scott Pask (scenic design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Amy Clark (costume design) and Brian Ronan (sound design). Additional casting will be announced at a later date. View Comments Skylar Astin(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser)last_img read more

first_imgby: Eric McWhinnieThe personal finance situation in America can be labeled as the following: Same problems, different year. Due to the sluggish economy, excessive spending habits, and lackluster savings, nearly half of Americans say their top financial priority is simply getting caught up on bills or staying current on living expenses.The status quo is becoming harder to maintain. According to a new analysis from Bankrate, 41% of Americans are most financially concerned with paying bills, up from 36% in 2013 and 32% in 2012. In fact, staying current or getting caught up on bills is the most common priority across all age groups, but highest among those ages 50-64, when Americans should be concerned with unaccomplished retirement goals instead of the monthly bills.Making ends meet has been the top financial priority for three consecutive years, providing further evidence that the economic recovery is slow and bifurcated. “Americans’ top financial priorities reflect the realities many households face of stagnant incomes, outstanding debt, and insufficient savings,” explained Greg McBride, CFA, Bankrate.com’s chief financial analyst, in a press release.In addition to bills, Americans cite three other top financial priorities: Bankrate finds that 22% of Americans are most concerned with paying down debt, compared to 20% last year; savings is the top financial priority for 17% of Americans; and 10% are focused on providing financial assistance to family members or friends. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgAccording to the DePaul University psychology professor Joseph Ferrari, there are two distinct types of people who have a problem completing household chores in a timely manner: task delayers and chronic procrastinators. The scientific distinction between the two is hazy, but it comes down to pervasiveness. You might feel overwhelmed by your aversion to housework, but on its own, it’s not enough to be indicative of a chronic problem. All people procrastinate sometimes, Ferrari says, but for chronic procrastinators, it happens in all areas of life and has a negative impact on a person’s health and relationships. It’s a “lifestyle of avoidance,” he says. Read the whole story: The Atlantic More of our Members in the Media > I’m trying to construct an alternative theory of myself in which I’m a tidy person. It’s not going well. Walking my recycling from my apartment to the trash room down the hall takes me anywhere from two minutes to a month. I hate looking at broken-down boxes and empty LaCroix cans in my apartment, but studies say humans are bad at prioritizing long-term goals over instant gratification, and I apparently find doing anything else much more gratifying. It can be hard to understand why this behavior is so common. The topic is tempting fodder for self-styled gurus wielding empty motivational platitudes, but the underlying cause is complex—an odd cocktail of emotional and psychological dynamics, all conspiring to let my bedding remain dirty for another week.center_img It doesn’t take a scientist to explain why I might put off other things, such as doing my dishes. Those are annoying and kind of gross, and the primary reward is just being able to use them in the future. Still, at a certain point, the anxiety of not having done these tasks surpasses the annoyance of doing them in the first place. That’s an entirely predictable cycle that many otherwise productive people find themselves in when it comes to simple household jobs: A chore that I could feel good about completing in 10 minutes instead stresses me out for days or weeks.last_img read more