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UN Report Shows Solar Power Investment Surging UN Report Shows Solar Power Investment Surging
- April 10, 2018

According to the Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2018 report released April 5th, solar attracted the most number of investment dollars previous year of all energy sources - more than coal, natural gas, nuclear, wind. Overall, China was by far the world's largest investing country in renewables, at a record $126.6 billion, up 31% on 2016. There were also sharp increases in investment in Australia (up 147 percent to $8.5 billion), Mexico (up 810 percent to $6 billion), and ... (more...)
Florida Governor Rick Scott announces US Senate run, says 'Washington's a disaster' Florida Governor Rick Scott announces US Senate run, says 'Washington's a disaster'
- April 11, 2018

Scott scheduled a 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT) announcement on his Facebook page , where he is expected to kick off his campaign against Nelson, first elected in 2000 and now the only Democrat holding statewide office in Florida . Scott backed Trump in the 2016 election and also "chaired a super PAC for Trump that raised $20 million". After Scott's announcement , the non-partisan Cook Political report moved the race to "toss up", further putting the Democrats on the defensive. (more...)
Early voting begins Wednesday in County Primary Early voting begins Wednesday in County Primary
- April 11, 2018

And then the last week of voting we'll be open from 8 to 7", said Thompson. Absentee voting began Tuesday for the May 8 primary that will determine which candidates' names appear on Indiana's ballot for the November 6 general election. The election will take place on May 8th. "And they'll also be voting on a 12th District candidate to fill the full term which will begin in January". (more...)
Iranians killed in strike on Syrian airbase, bodies taken to Tehran Iranians killed in strike on Syrian airbase, bodies taken to Tehran
- April 11, 2018

Israeli officials have repeatedly warned against Iran's destabilizing activities in Syria and defined its continued presence there as a "red line", which Jerusalem is prepared to act against militarily. Russian Federation delivered a distinctive envoy, " Aleksandr Lavrentiev, to Tehran on Tuesday to explore the strike and "threats of army hindrance from Syria by the USA", Iran's state information agency, IRNA , reported . (more...)
The 20th Anniversary Of The Good Friday Agreement The 20th Anniversary Of The Good Friday Agreement
- April 11, 2018

The 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement will be marked in the European Parliament in Brussels tomorrow with an exhibition and keynote address from Sinn Féin's Michelle Gildernew. He was a wonderful man who strode above party politics; resolute, principled and modest enough to have no interest in taking credit for this Herculean task. (more...)
Queen Elizabeth Just Made A Very Diplomatic Joke About Trump And Obama Queen Elizabeth Just Made A Very Diplomatic Joke About Trump And Obama
- April 10, 2018

Attenborough chuckles but does not dwell on the remark, instead commenting on a nearby sundial positioned in the shade of a tree, rendering it useless. Queen Elizabeth shows her love of trees during the documentary and talks about her hope for the future of the environment. This can definitely be described as one of the most weird research findings of recent years. (more...)
More time needed to verify Rohingyas: Myanmar minister More time needed to verify Rohingyas: Myanmar minister
- April 11, 2018

Myanmar has repeatedly said it has completed the groundwork to accept back Rohingya refugees. Speaking to AFP at the end of a six-day trip to the country during which she visited northern Rakhine, Mueller said Myanmar needs to address "critical issues of freedom of movement, social cohesion, livelihoods, and access to services". (more...)
'Poison gas attack' in Syria probed 'Poison gas attack' in Syria probed
- April 11, 2018

During a bitter clash at the Council, US permanent representative Nikki Haley said that the hands of the Russian "regime" were "covered in the blood of Syrian children" and warned that Washington would respond to the attacks even if the Council would not. (more...)
France, Saudi agree on need to curb Iranian 'expansionism': Macron France, Saudi agree on need to curb Iranian 'expansionism': Macron
- April 10, 2018

Saudi Arabia's minister of culture announced another initiative after meeting his French counterpart; Saudi short films will this year for the first time be entered in the Cannes Film Festival. Saudi Arabia has scored a big new investment from France's Total. Amnesty International also took out a full-page advertisement in the Liberation newspaper on Monday, featuring the feet of an executed prisoner, which urged Macron to talk about human rights with Prince Mohammed . (more...)
Gay couple attacked on South Beach by four men, police say
- April 10, 2018

Police identified the victims as Rene Charlarca and Dmitry Logunov. "My head is killing me", Chalarca said, "and my neck, I can't even turn my head". "It was, like, instant". "We really need to hold those responsible, accountable", Rodriguez said. "South Beach was full of gay people". Yesterday, they paid a visit to the LGBT Visitor Center in Miami Beach to speak with LGBT-friendly police officers. (more...)
Total, Aramco in $5bn Saudi petrochems MoU Total, Aramco in $5bn Saudi petrochems MoU
- April 11, 2018

The oil company Saudi Aramco took first steps to expand the largest USA refinery, operated by its subsidiary Motiva Enterprises. The complex will be integrated downstream of the SATORP refinery, a joint venture between Aramco (62.5%) and Total (37.5%). (more...)
Screaming children escape New Jersey dance studio during raging fire Screaming children escape New Jersey dance studio during raging fire
- April 11, 2018

However, 10 to 15 people suffered minor injuries. Ismail Demir was seen reaching up to help those jumping. "Once we got them out they told us they were the last two people in there. Although the cause of the fire was under investigation, Curry said preliminary reports indicate it might have started in the first floor of the building, where the vehicle wash and the auto body shop was located. (more...)
Humanity's first flight to Sun to launch in July, says NASA Humanity's first flight to Sun to launch in July, says NASA
- April 10, 2018

At that time the vehicle will be about 30,000 feet in altitude and 1 mile down range. After a couple of minutes and 36 seconds, the Atlas first stage is going to stop at an altitude of about 106 and 296 kilometres down range. Whichever date the launch occurs, InSight's landing on Mars is planned for November 26, 2018, around noon, PST. InSight will examine the deep interior of Mars where it will study the formation of this rocky planet which is analogous to any other rocky planet and the ... (more...)
Bots, good or bad, dominate Twitter conversation, study shows
- April 10, 2018

Pew studied the behavior of bots over a 47-day period last summer, analyzing 1.2 million tweets and 2,315 websites using a digital tool called Botometer - developed by the University of Southern California and Indiana University - that determines which accounts are automated. (more...)
Santa Cruz libraries celebrate 150 years while looking to future Santa Cruz libraries celebrate 150 years while looking to future
- April 10, 2018

It will be facilitated by Joshua Gellers, assistant professor of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, and Lauren Newton, Head of Instruction at the library. "It's really great we are able to get these". Baratz said she found herself drawn in to manning the Friends of the Santa Cruz Library book sales desk at the Downtown branch once a week after being hired on a job for the group. (more...)
Asia Cup moved from India to UAE Asia Cup moved from India to UAE
- April 10, 2018

Asian Cricket Council has agreed to shift the Asia Cup 2018 from India to the United Arab Emirates over Pakistan's reservations on sending their team there. "Emerging Cup will now be hosted jointly by Pakistan and Sri Lanka in December this year", said Rana. Apparently, India U23 will play all its matches in Sri Lanka. (more...)
OR enacts net neutrality law as Pacific Northwest Trump resistance grows OR enacts net neutrality law as Pacific Northwest Trump resistance grows
- April 10, 2018

ISPs that sell Internet service to OR state agencies will be required to publicly disclose whether they block OR throttle lawful Internet traffic OR engage in paid prioritization (subject to reasonable network management). Right now, there isn't much the state can do to protect Net Neutrality. Broadband providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon support the FCC's repeal of the rules. (more...)
Parliament washout: PM Narendra Modi to observe fast on 12 April Parliament washout: PM Narendra Modi to observe fast on 12 April
- April 10, 2018

The Election Commission on Tuesday said it will investigate reports accusing Bharatiya Janata Party National President Amit Shah of violating the Model Code of Conduct in Karnataka, PTI reported. The Congress had tried to preempt the BJP event by announcing that the party members would observe a fast on April 9 to promote communal harmony in the country. (more...)
Abbeville County school board gets cost to fix, replace schools Abbeville County school board gets cost to fix, replace schools
- April 10, 2018

Five of those 48 were at elementary schools. Wright said his appointment to board president is a reflection of what voters want for the School District. She said she believes security at the elementary schools is "nonexistent", where it would be "very easy" for someone to wander around the elementary schools, once inside. (more...)
China's defense setting in Nansha Islands automatic right: spokesperson China's defense setting in Nansha Islands automatic right: spokesperson
- April 10, 2018

Navy to challenge Beijing's claim to virtually the entire South China Sea. China installed military jamming equipment on two of its outposts in the Spratly Islands situated in the South China Sea, an global newspaper reported . Washington doesn't take a formal position on sovereignty claims in the area but regards the South China Sea largely as global waters in which its navy has the right to operate within legal confines. (more...)

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