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Warriors Topp change

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Signs of Trouble and Progress as Bonn Climate Talks Wrap Up

first_imgMuch like recent extreme weather events in Europe and the United States, this month’s intersessional in Bonn, Germany could be described as volatile. But despite some “stormy” discussions, rays of light could still be seen in some areas.The low point that seems to be generating the most attention is Russia preventing a key UNFCCC working body from making any progress. Russia, along with Ukraine and Belarus, blocked the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI), which works on both substantive and administrative implementation issues, from moving forward on its agenda. Russia appeared to still be upset about the process during a last-minute decision at COP 18 in Doha, when the rules for the next commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol were quickly gaveled through over their objection. Refusing to let the body take up its work unless it included an agenda item on procedural issues for the climate talks as a whole, Russia rejected numerous attempts at compromise.The blockage in the SBI discussions created noticeable ripples of nervousness throughout the negotiating hall. But in spite of the intermittent gloominess, there were also clear rays of light. What emerged most palpably was an insistence by nearly all the countries here that these kinds of tangles must be avoided, and that they are committed to moving forward on the key issues facing the UNFCCC negotiations and, not incidentally, the world. 2 Signs of Progress from the Bonn Climate TalksPerhaps negotiators were spurred on by the release of an International Energy Agency (IEA) report this week showing that, despite some slowing in the rate of increase in greenhouse gas emissions, the world is on track for a temperature increase of up to 5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels. (For those who use Fahrenheit, that’s a rather disturbing 9 degrees). The IEA also laid out key actions that should be taken before 2020 to get on a path keeping temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius.Despite the Russia kerfuffle, negotiators made demonstrable progress. Discussions to advance plans for the overarching 2015 international climate action agreement moved forward on key fronts. Here are a couple of highlights:1) Equity:Building on the last intersessional in Bonn just over a month ago, many governments continued to express an interest in exploring ways to address equity in the negotiations. The issue of equity has become increasingly important to unlocking progress in the UN negotiations, in large part because the 2015 agreement will apply to all countries—not just developed or developing nations. The Least Developed Countries Group spoke in favor of the development of an “equity reference framework” that could be used to review countries’ proposed mitigation targets and climate finance commitments. The European Union took a more cautious view, but also supported the idea that equity should be addressed. EU negotiators suggested that when countries submit pledges, they should include information on how equity was factored in and that equity indicators might be used in assessing countries’ proposals.These examples show that interest in tackling equity issues is clearly high. However, much remains to be done to clarify what kinds of criteria should be used in assessing equity, who should develop those criteria, and what kind of equity review would be conducted–as well as how this all connects to the broader negotiating processes and timelines.2) Greenhouse Gas Accounting:Negotiators also made progress on developing greenhouse gas accounting rules for developed countries. Negotiators agreed on the coverage of sectors and gases, as well as on the measurement of global warming potential for different gases. The most sensitive issues—such as accounting for credits generated by carbon market mechanisms and land use change and forestry (LULUCF)—require further consideration. But the encouraging sign is that there is clear recognition that these issues must be tackled in order to allow countries’ mitigation efforts to be compared effectively.Unfortunately, there has not been comparable progress on the development of procedures for the verification of developing countries’ biennial update reports, and guidance for their domestic MRV systems. This is mainly due to concerns about these nations’ capacity to meet the requirements for those reports. However, the importance of those issues is squarely on negotiators’ agendas.Moving Toward COP 19 and Global Climate ActionMeanwhile, at the same moment that negotiators were taking some important steps forward in Bonn, climate progress was also taking place outside the halls of the UN climate talks. President Obama and President Xi of China agreed to work toward a phase-down of HFCs, chemicals that are used in refrigerators and air conditioners and are potent greenhouse gases.Perhaps the key take-away this week is not to think that the international climate process isn’t working. In fact, to the contrary, the process may be slow, but steady and important progress is being made. Of course, much remains to be done before COP 19 in Warsaw this November. Countries must make significant strides for an international climate action agreement to be reached in 2015, and the controversy with Russia will need to be resolved. In Warsaw, negotiators must discuss and make progress on several key issues, including:The timeline for countries to put forward their proposed mitigation commitments, as well as the form in which commitments would be made. Negotiators will also need to develop guidelines on accounting and transparency as countries prepare and review proposals.Near-term mitigation action before 2020. This issue includes figuring out how to shift investment patterns, how to boost energy transformation, and how to leverage existing institutions and cooperative initiatives within and outside the UNFCCC.What kind of institutional arrangement should be created to address the sensitive issue of loss and damage, which deals with climate change impacts that countries and communities can’t adapt to.Generating climate finance for the period between now and 2020, including during a likely Finance Ministers’ event during the COP.A lot of the intersessional buzz focuses on Russia’s behavior. It’s important to acknowledge these setbacks, but it shouldn’t be a reason to become despondent. Indeed, negotiators demonstrated their determination to move forward. We should focus on the vital steps being taken that are moving us along the path needed to address the causes and consequences of climate change.last_img read more

The House of Assembly is in Session Today

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Nov 2014 – The House of Assembly is in session this morning… on the agenda, several bills to amend the National Insurance Board ordinance which in one case will mean a raised ceiling on wages… and the Encouragement of Development Bill Amendment is also on the agenda. Among the questions to be raised is one where the Opposition will ask government if the UK Appointed CFO has denied their request for certain concessions and is asking for the PNP Administration’s policy on concessions. The House will be carried live on national radio. Recommended for you TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds Related Items:amendment, encouragement of development bill, house of assembly, national insurance board ordinance, opposition, pnp administration Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6mlast_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 05 Jan 2015 – Voting has been launched and Miss Teen Universe TCI Malique Ferette is hoping for our support. Look for Miss Teen Universe Official page on Facebook; hunt down Malique and give her your ‘like’ – the contestants are listed in alphabetical order, by country. Up to news time, only 27 of us had liked Malique’s profile and yet, she is well ahead of countries like The Bahamas and Canada. Again find it on Miss Teen Universe Official on Facebook. The pageant is set for Guatemala in February. Related Items:facebook, Malique ferrette, Miss teen tci, miss teen universe Haiti Tech Summit draws over 500 participants, high profile Silicon Valley reps Results in for 2nd Miss Teen TCI; called a close contest Recommended for you Amber Hall gets Miss Congeniality at Teen Universe pageant Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

2020 Ford FSeries Super Duty receives new engines more features

first_imgWith all-new heavy-duty trucks coming from cross-town rivals Ram and Chevrolet (as well as GMC), it’s no surprise that Ford is eager to update its 3-year-old F-Series Super Duty. When it goes on sale this fall, the 2020 Super Duty will bring new engines, updated styling and an extensive list of active-safety technology to the big-truck fight.Even the work-focused Super Duty will still be offered in luxurious trim levels, like this F-250 Limited. Nick Miotke/Roadshow First things first: Ford isn’t yet ready to share the only numbers that really matter to heavy-duty truck buyers, namely horsepower, torque, towing and payload ratings. That said, the Blue Oval promises the 2020 model will offer the “highest-ever” tow and payload ratings in Super Duty history. For 2019, the Super Duty range is able to tow up to 35,000 pounds and carry 7,640 pounds of payload. We’ll update you as soon as we’ve got official specs for 2020.Under the hood, buyers will have have three engines to pick from. The base option is a carryover 6.2-liter gasoline V8, which will likely have output ratings similar to the current model’s 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. Next up is an all-new 7.3-liter pushrod V8, claimed to be the most powerful gas engine in Super Duty history. Finally, there’s a new, third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V8. It has a new turbo, new internals and a new 36,000-psi fueling system to deliver power; the outgoing engine was rated for 450 hp and 935 lb-ft.Those engines now mate to a new 10-speed automatic transmission, which weighs just 3.5 pounds more than and fits into the same physical space as the outgoing six-speed. (The base 6.2-liter engine will still be offered with the six-speed on low-cost trims.) Ford promises improved efficiency from the new transmission. In addition to the expected Tow/Haul, the 10-speed adds extra driving modes: Slippery, Deep Sand and Snow, and Eco, the last of which feels like a token effort in a heavy-duty pickup truck. Now playing: Watch this: Preview • 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor: Detroit hustles harder Post a comment 0 68 Photos More From Roadshow More about 2019 Ford F-150 Ford The 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty gets a new look and more capability Trucks 3:09 Ford’s engineers also added lots of driver aids to the new Super Duty, starting with the Pro Trailer Backup Assist familiar from the F-150. It allows drivers to steer a trailer while reversing by simply twisting a knob on the dash — the truck figures out which way to turn the steering wheel to move the trailer in the indicated direction. Key for heavy-duty users, the system even works with gooseneck and fifth-wheel trailers. Adding the feature required upgrading the Super Duty with electrohydraulic power steering, which Chief Engineer Mike Pruitt says “improved” the truck’s steering, giving it lighter effort at lower speeds.Other driver aids include precollision braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with trailer coverage, lane-keep alert and automatic high beams, all of which come standard on the XLT trim level and higher. Inside the cabin, the Super Duty comes standard with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that can connect up to 10 devices at a time and supports FordPass Connect telematics functions. USB Type C charging ports and wireless phone charging are also newly available.2020 Ford F-Series Super DutyInterior materials get mild tweaks, depending on trim level. Nick Miotke/Roadshow Of course, the 2020 Ford Super Duty received a thorough face-lift inside and out, but it’s not exactly a dramatic new look. There are new grille designs, all of which vary by trim level; they were designed to help improve airflow to the engine bay and work along with a relocated airbox to better feed and cool the big V8s, with dual-rear-wheel trucks getting special high-flow grilles. There are new wheel designs, restyled bumpers, new tailgate designs and a new look for the exterior lighting.Likewise, there are cabin updates, with new materials on many trim levels. The Limited model, for instance, gets a new two-tone Ebony and Highland Tan treatment, along with leather, ash wood and aluminum trim, while in Platinum trucks there’s new Onyx Argento wood.While we’re eager to see some specific numbers on the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty, it’s clear the freshened truck will be even better poised to handle anything and everything owners throw at it — whether that’s towing, hauling or any other tough work. 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Tags Share your voice Review • 2019 Ford F-150 review: Popular pickup keeps on truckin’ The 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty gets new engines and… Fordlast_img read more

Man electrocuted in Satkhira

first_img.A farmer died from electrocution at Srifalkati village in Shyamnagar upazila on Monday morning.The deceased was Ichha Morol, 55.Abul Kalam, officer-in-charge of Shyamnagar police station, said Ichha Morol came in contact with a live electric wire while he was cutting a branch of a tree in the morning and sustained severe injuries.Later, he was rushed to Satkhira sadar hospital where physicians declared him dead.last_img