first_imgChanges in South Korea undercut rationale for new Australian coal mine FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Newcastle Herald:For nearly a decade a South Korean Government-owned company has bought up land in the beautiful Bylong valley between Denman and Mudgee to establish a coal mine.KEPCO, which is 51 per cent owned by the government, identified Bylong as the place to mine high quality coal to export to South Korea and keep its coal-fired power stations delivering electricity to the domestic market.When it first scoped the project the world’s governments were not responding to increasingly alarming reports about the impacts of climate change, and the Hunter was riding a coal mining boom. A lot has changed since then. The Paris Agreement has committed the Australian Government to keeping global carbon emissions below 2 degrees Celsius. The mining boom has ended. Financial institutions and major corporations are turning their backs on coal for good and the cost of renewable energy is pricing coal out of electricity generation.Of more significance to the Bylong project is the election of a progressive South Korean Government in 2017 which pledged to address the twin issues of serious air pollution and carbon emissions by shifting away from coal-fired power generation and towards renewables. In the past few weeks the government has made the strongest signals yet about ramping up the reforms by adding new taxes on imported thermal coal and releasing a draft energy policy that significantly increases the shift to renewables.While KEPCO has argued the government moves do not impact the Bylong mine, it is hard to be optimistic about any new coal venture with a 25-year time frame.A new Australian Government report has warned of rough times ahead for coal, which rode out 2018 on an unexpected rally as China increased imports. While some analysts, including the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, warned that would be short-lived, coal backers welcomed a new dawn.More: Coal shifts in South Korea and China could mean big changes for the regionlast_img read more

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first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Straight Married Guy (James Glazebrook): At the risk of talking myself out of an advice column, men and women are essentially the same and act/think identically in 95% of all situations. So any reason you can think of for getting in touch with an old flame, the same goes for guys and their exes. I’ve never stayed in contact with anyone past the break-up, because I can’t imagine getting past the bitterness and resentment, or the leftover love and lust, and being Just Friends. As such, I’ve only ever been the get-in-touchee not the, um, -toucher. But in my limited experience, guys — and girls — never get in touch with former lovers “just to say hi.”For instance, I recently accepted a Facebook friend request from an ex. We were together for a couple of months over a decade ago, and even in that short time I managed to cheat on her, so I felt sufficiently distanced by time and my old, cold lack of concern to safely socialize with her. I was curious to know what she’d been up to (roller derby!) and to catch up with her and the town in which I had grown up — and grown up fast after making mistakes like that particular infidelity. The wall posts went back and forth amicably enough… until I revealed that what I’d been up to: getting married and moving out of the country. I haven’t heard from her since! So, innocent intentions on my part — but she was on the prowl, right?Gay Single Guy (Jay Dyckman): I find that most guys get in touch with old flames when they are at “rock bottom” moments in life and need to convince themselves that (a) at one point someone had feelings for them, (b) that unlike the stinging rebuke of a recent ex they are actually capable of affection or (c) they are truly horny and have no other options on the menu. All three are a complete mistake. The only reason you should ever get back in touch with an old flame is the “you might have contracted an STD” call or the “I’d like my T-shirt back please – it’s my favorite.” That’s it.Straight Single Guy (Tyler Barnett): The reasons for men to visit the ghosts of girlfriends past are numerous. Our exes already know us intimately, they understand us, they have seen us at our worst and best and they can usually make us feel better, fast. We all have days where we feel insecure, out of shape, out of the game, heartbroken or (and more often the case than not) just bored. After a breakup especially, we tend to think about every girl who has ever thought we were amazing, probably to reassure ourselves that we are! We want to be reminded that there ARE others out there that love us, desire us and miss us. We need to be reminded that there HAVE been other girls who thought we were the sexiest, smartest, most perfect men on earth so we can say to ourselves, “It’s her loss for breaking up with me.” And you know what? It 219 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Tweet LifestyleRelationships Why Do Guys Get Back in Touch with Old Flames?. by: – June 2, 2011last_img read more

first_imgIf the demeanor of the women’s tennis team is any implication of how it will fare in the Big Ten Tournament, then the situation is looking good. While head coach Brian Fleishman mentioned it briefly, it is the unspoken confidence in the eyes of both players and coaches alike that is carrying the team into the tournament with hopes of success.The Badgers are scheduled to play Iowa on Thursday at Nielsen Tennis Stadium, a team they defeated 4-3 earlier in the season.After winning three of their past four matches, the lone loss being a hard fought battle with Ohio State, the team appears to be back on track after losing its first seven Big Ten matches.“The girls now are more confident,” Fleishman said. “It’s a great time to be confident at the end of the season, and carrying that confidence into the match against Iowa is going to be big for us.”One of the main catalysts behind the Badgers’ recent success and newfound confidence is senior Liz Carpenter. Carpenter has won her past three singles matches, and is 6-4 in Big Ten play.“We finished the season on a high note and have been playing really well, and we are going to try and continue that into the conference tournament,” Carpenter said. “Everyone is going to be really focused and come fired up for their match.”As one of three seniors on the team, Carpenter is going to be playing with some extra urgency this tournament.“In the conference tournament, any match can be your last,” she said. “I am going to be making sure when I am on the court I am really pumped up and not worrying about the other person, just focusing on playing my game.”Along with leading the team by example, Carpenter is not forgetting her role as a verbal encourager of the younger players.“I’m really big on cheering — I’m always screaming at the other players trying to pump them up,” she claimed. “So really I’m just going to continue with what I have always been doing, which is cheering really loud.”Nevertheless, while Carpenter provides motivation for the underclassmen, one of the younger players on the team, freshman Angela Chupa, is far from lacking confidence.“We are just going to go out there and compete,” Chupa said. “We already beat Iowa a few weeks ago, and we are going to go out there and prove we deserve to beat them a second time. I am more excited than nervous for this weekend. This is our last chance to prove ourselves this season, and we want to go out with a bang. This is the time to do it.”Fleishman is confident his players can prove themselves if they remain concentrated on their tasks and avoid too many unforced errors.“We are going to focus on not giving free points away, trying to make the other team play more balls, and not thinking we need to hit winners,” Fleishman said. “I am pretty confident the girls are going to step up and do exactly what I said, keeping things in play and keeping things in perspective.”Hosting the tournament is also giving the players confidence. Chupa believes the home court advantage will give the team a clear upper hand against its Big Ten opponents.“It is absolutely an advantage playing on our home courts,” Chupa said. “We are trying to get a lot of fans to come out, and we played well this past weekend on our home courts.”“It’s going to be really fun playing on our home courts for the tournament,” Carpenter said. “We practice every day out there, and are familiar with the wind and temperature and I definitely think it will be to our advantage.”“Our girls are pretty focused right now,” Fleishman added. “They know they are in a position to do good things, and I think they’ll go out there and do it.last_img read more

first_imgThe Red Door Youth Cafe, Letterkenny, has a whole series of activities and events lined up for the summer.All the details are below:The Red Door Youth Cafe at Cara House is offering a range of opportunities for teenagers this summer. No need to be book – just come along! Open 2 – 6 each weekday and 2 – 8 on Fridays. It gives a chance to chill out and meet friends, in a small comfortable environment. Pool, Table tennis, Playstation3, music and craic, Ice cream Days, Mexican Days, BBQs arranged all free!! – find us on facebook @the_reddoor_cafe 24th – 28th June: Art week with Bernie Wilson 2 – 4 each day – free. Young people are also involved in painting murals around the town.8th – 12th July: Digital Photography week will see young people taking pictures around the town for a ‘Young Letterkenny’ competition. A chance to learn how to edit photos, produce calendars etc – free15th – 19th July Computer programming – learn to make computer games with ‘Scratch’ – and other computer skills – freeAugust 8th Outing for 10 – 16 year olds Visit to W5 Belfast €25 Walking on Wednesdays starts 31st July for 5 weeks with walks at Glenveagh, Dunlewy etc.5th week climb Errigal!!! YOUTH CAFE LINES UP SERIES OF EVENTS FOR TEENS THIS SUMMER was last modified: June 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:YOUTH CAFE LINES UP SERIES OF EVENTS FOR TEENS THIS SUMMERlast_img read more