Slow demand growth prompts Egypt to delay construction of new coal plant

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Daily News Egypt:The Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) decided to postpone the signing of contracts with AlNowais Investment Company for the construction of a coal-fired power station in the Oyoun Mousa area.Sources from the ministry of electricity and renewable energy told Daily News Egypt that the surplus electricity production is the main reason for postponing the signing of the contracts. This is especially since reserves have reached 20,000MW per day and will rise to 22,000MW after the addition of energy from the Gulf of Suez wind farm and solar energy projects in Benban.In addition, the sources said it is difficult to build a private coal port for the project at Oyoun Mousa because the water there is very shallow, necessitating the construction of the port at a greater depth within the water. Inevitably, this raises the total cost of the station.Talks with the UAE company, AlNowais, began three years ago. The company officials held more than 50 meetings with officials of the EEHC for electricity to implement a coal-fired power plant at Oyoun Mousa. The sources pointed out that the studies and paperwork of the project were transferred to EEHC for revision and no new decision was taken since then, noting that the project will not be signed off this year.“The agreement on the purchase of energy produced from the project was finalized at 4.01 cents per kW/h leaving only the legal aspects of the contract that will be reviewed, but it may take longer,” the source said.The sources said that the lack of increased demand for energy will push the EEHC to postpone a number of projects that seek implementation in order to avoid the aggravation of financial burdens.More: EEHC delays coal-fired plant due to production surplus Slow demand growth prompts Egypt to delay construction of new coal plantlast_img read more

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NASA Researchers, Doctors Treat First Known Blood Clot in Space

first_imgWhen astronauts suddenly experience a medical situation on the International Space Station 250 miles above Earth, the terms “emergency room” or “urgent care” take on a unique meaning.Late last year, NASA researchers suspected that one of their astronauts was suffering from a blood clot during a long duration stay on the space station.The clot was detected during a vascular study of 11 astronauts that was intended to assess the effect of space on the internal jugular vein. In zero gravity, astronauts’ blood and tissue fluid shifts toward the head.The study involved nine men and two women who were an average age of 46. Their identities were not included in the study.A new assessment of the blood clot was published last Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.Six of the participating astronauts experienced stagnant or reverse blood flow, another one had a blood clot, and yet another was considered to have a potential partial blood clot.Scientists weighed the risk of the blood clot, as well as its potential to block a vessel in the absence of gravity.Dr. Stephen Moll, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine, was the only non-NASA physician who was consulted to help the affected astronaut.He says, “My first reaction when NASA reached out to me was to ask if I could visit the International Space Station to examine the patient myself. NASA told me they couldn’t get me up to space quickly enough, so I proceeded with the evaluation and treatment process from here in Chapel Hill.”Moll is a member of UNC’s Blood Research Center and is a blood clot expert.“Normally the protocol for treating a patient with deep vein thrombosis would be to start them on blood thinners for at least three months to prevent the clot from getting bigger and to lessen the harm it could cause if it moved to a different part of the body such as the lungs,” Moll adds. “There is some risk when taking blood thinners that if an injury occurs, it could cause internal bleeding that is difficult to stop. In either case, emergency medical attention could be needed. Knowing there are no emergency rooms in space, we had to weigh our options very carefully.”He spoke with the astronaut during a “phone call from space,” consulting with them as if the person were one of his other patients.The pharmacy aboard the space station contained 20 vials with 300 milligrams each of an injectable blood thinner. Moll directed the astronaut to use them on a daily basis until an anticoagulant drug could be sent to the station during a resupply mission.The astronaut took a higher dose of the injectable, called enoxaparin, for 33 days in order to control the risk of the blood clot. The dose was lowered after that time, as the astronaut awaited the arrival of the drug apixaban.The researchers watched the clot shrink over time. Blood flow was then induced after 47 days through the vein, although spontaneous blood flow was not achieved, even after undergoing treatment for 90 days.The blood clot disappeared 24 hours after landing. Six months later, the astronaut was still free of symptoms.According to Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor, study author, NASA astronaut and clinical associate professor of medicine at Louisiana State University’s Health New Orleans School of Medicine, “We still haven’t learned everything about Aerospace Medicine or Space Physiology.”She adds, “The biggest question that remains is how would we deal with this on an exploration class mission to Mars? How would we prepare ourselves medically? More research must be performed to further elucidate clot formation in this environment and possible countermeasures.”last_img read more

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Russell Westbrook details heated exchange with Jazz fans: ‘I’ll f— you up’

first_img Thunder’s Paul George fumes at NBA officiating: ‘Somebody’s got to look into this’ Thunder star Russell Westbrook was again involved in a heated exchange with Jazz fans.Westbrook was captured on video screaming “I’ll f— you up, you and your wife” to hecklers Monday during Oklahoma City’s 98-89 win over the Jazz. After the incident, five spectators received “warning cards” for their behavior, according to the Deseret News. But, they were not kicked out of the arena and returned to their seats, the report says.Five Utah Jazz fans received “warning cards” that their comments, gestures and/or behaviors directed at players were in violation of the NBA Fan Code of Conduct, but were able to return to their seats after their altercation with Russell Westbrook.— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) March 12, 2019Westbrook addressed the incident after the game and said the fan told him to “get down on your knees like you’re used to.” Related News Westbrook finished the victory with 23 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.Oklahoma City improved to 41-26 while the Jazz dropped to 37-29. “For me, I’m just not going to continue to take disrespect for my family,” Westbrook said. “I just think there’s got to be something done. There’s got to be some consequences for those type of people that come to the game just to say and do whatever they want to say. I don’t think it’s fair to the players — not just to me, but I don’t think it’s fair to the players.”And if I had to do it again, I would say the same exact thing, because I truly will stand up for myself, for my family, for my kids, for my wife, for my mom, for my dad every single time. I expect anybody else to do the same. So that’s kind of where I’m at with the whole situation. As for beating up his wife, I have never put my hand on a woman; I never will. Never been in any domestic violence before. Never have before, but once he said the comment, his wife repeated the same thing to me as well. So that’s kind of how that started. I know you guys only got the tail end of the video, but the start of the video is way more important and way more disrespectful than what you guys heard.”Russell Westbrook on a heated exchange between him and two fans: pic.twitter.com/XoWxx16m0G— Maddie Lee (@maddie_m_lee) March 12, 2019KSL 5 TV caught up with the fan involved, Shane Keisel, who said he thought he and Westbrook were “having fun” until things escalated.Shane Keisel, the Jazz fan who was involved in a verbal altercation with Russell Westbrook during the Jazz loss to the Thunder, explains his side of what happened. @KSL5TV @kslsports #nba pic.twitter.com/ScCSRttTCg— Jeremiah Jensen (@JJSportsBeat) March 12, 2019Thunder forward Patrick Patterson detailed the exchange on Twitter following the game. He said fans are not “held accountable for their actions.”The Jazz released a statement later in the night saying they are investigating the incident.The Jazz released this statement via text. pic.twitter.com/zHEJ4Ka6O3— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonWrites) March 12, 2019It was not the first time Westbrook has been involved in an altercation in Utah. He appeared to swat the phone out of a fan’s hand following a loss in Game 6 of the Thunder’s first round series against the Jazz last season.last_img read more

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Charles City School Board approves new baseball & softball complex

first_imgCHARLES CITY — The Charles City Community School District has approved a new baseball and softball complex the district says will solve a longtime flooding issue. The district will be relocating their baseball and softball diamonds from Sportsman’s Park to the school’s high school campus.  The two teams each played just seven home games this past year due to flooded and wet playing conditions.Baseball coach Tyler Downing says the extra time getting surfaces playable has taken a toll on his family and team. “My time at Sportsman’s Park has been 20 years of bailing water, riding buses, of multiple factors that inhibit playing baseball,” Downing says.The $1.7 million dollar complex would have the softball diamond sit between the high school parking lot and the north end of the football field.  The baseball diamond would sit to the southeast of the middle school and high school on Comet Drive where pavement would need to come up and trees taken down.Freshman softball player Rachel Chambers says they want to play on dry fields, but not settle for a quick fix.  She says they have worked really hard to make sure that the younger kids can play on the field, as they want the best field they can have and not just an “okay field.”  The school previously purchased 20 acres on the northeast side of Charles City for the complex, but concerns about available finances and its timetable forced school leaders to explore the new avenue.District superintendent Mike Fisher says the extra land will still have a purpose, but he didn’t disclose what it would be. He says they are looking at uses that meet their vision and says in the meantime they will continue to farm the land for the FFA.The diamonds would be ready for play by the spring of 2020.last_img read more

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FED UP OF DIETING? THEN SLIMMING WORLD IS THE PLACE FOR YOU

first_imgDiet? Why? If you ever read a newspaper or switch on the TV, you’ll know that we are in the middle of, what some media have termed, an ‘obesity crisis’.So it’s no wonder that the bookshops are filled with diet titles and slimming magazines, and every celebrity is endorsing their diet plans and exercise DVD’s!At Slimming World, DIET is a four letter word! And if you’ve had your fill of these “off and on eating regimes”, if you’re fed up of going to bed early because you’re hungry – and if you never want to think ‘dare I eat that’ ever again – then look no further, slimming world is the place for you!Forget calorie countingForget deprivation and hungerForget the strict rules and regulations of past dietsForget completely any previous dieting dos and don’ts – they’ll only get in your way.Forget diet pills that interfere with your body and your mind’s natural, healthy functions.Embrace completely the freedom, flexibility and generosity of Food Optimising!The stroke of genius behind Food Optimising lies in its concept of Free Food – healthy, satisfying foods that can be enjoyed in any amount whenever you’re hungry – the only limit is your appetite.They’re called Free Foods because they’re unlimited – no obsessive counting or tedious weighing; no feelings of hunger and deprivation, morning, noon or night!And because Free Foods are ordinary, wholesome, everyday foods, the whole family can enjoy them. Take care of your family’s health as well as your own; encourage them too to fill up on hunger-busting, health-giving, energy-providing Free Food – everyone will reap the benefits.With such a delicious, healthy, liberating and, yes, slimming way of eating, is it any wonder why so many people attend Slimming World groups every week – where they receive the support, encouragement and motivation of a fully trained Consultant and together with a supportive group of like-minded people, to help them reach their personal weight loss target!From a full Irish breakfast, to a sunday roast and even a dessert after, with Slimming World you really can have it all.Slimming World’s food optimising plan is safe to follow for everyone and we have extra support booklets to help pregnant and breast feeding members, members with diabetes and members looking to stop smoking.Along with a separate free to go plan for our young adults between 11-15 years to help them learn how to eat healthy while still enjoying life and never going without. There is no-one who cannot reap the benefits of the most generous eating plan around.So make it a gift to yourself – that you’ll ditch any excess ‘dieting’ baggage you’ve been carrying with you and set off on your new, exciting journey to success with Slimming World!For more information on your nearest group click on the picture above, check out Slimming World Donegal on facebook, or contact Anne Marie on 0860848705.Sample Recipie: Speedy ChineseFor a quick, filling alternative to your Friday night takeaway, rustle up your own Chinese delights by heating some low calorie oil spray (less than one calorie per spray) in a wok, adding some chopped chicken or prawns, spring onions, peppers, red chilli, finely chopped ginger and crushed garlic, fry for a couple of minutes, then throw in a pack of mixed stir-fry veg from the supermarket.If you’re feeling adventurous, add other oriental delights like water chestnuts or lychees! Add lots of Soy sauce to taste, cook for 3 or 4 minutes and serve on a mound of boiled egg noodles.Check out www.slimmingworld.ie for a 7 day sample menu.FED UP OF DIETING? THEN SLIMMING WORLD IS THE PLACE FOR YOU was last modified: April 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessFeatureshealthnewsSlimming Worldlast_img read more

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