Buttigieg declared Iowa winner after technical glitches delay result

first_imgPete Buttigieg narrowly won Iowa’s Democratic presidential caucuses on Thursday after a long delay in releasing the results, reshaping the 2020 race and raising doubts about the future of one-time front-runner Joe Biden, who finished a disappointing fourth.In the first contest in the race to pick a challenger to Republican President Donald Trump for the November election, the moderate 38-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, edged out progressive Senator Bernie Sanders 26.2% to 26.1%, the Iowa Democratic Party said.US Senator Elizabeth Warren finished third with 18% of state-delegate equivalents, the data traditionally used to determine the winner, while Biden limped to a disappointing fourth with 15.8%. US Senator Amy Klobuchar finished fifth with 12.3%. Topics :last_img

PREMIUMGovernment to tighten eligibility requirements for cheap gas recipients

first_imgLOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account Linkedin Facebook The government is tightening its criteria for which industries are eligible to receive cheap natural gas as the incentive, which will be launched on  April 1, is expected to put further strain on the state budget.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has emphasized that industries eligible to receive cheap gas must be able to “add value to our economy” by creating jobs, boosting investment, improving productivity and increasing tax collection.These industries may buy natural gas at US$6 per million British thermal units (mmbtu), which is below the market average of over $8 per mmbtu.“I need to remind you to really, really verify and evaluate the industries receiving the incentive,” said Jokowi during a live-broadcast meeting with several ministers in Jakarta on Wednesday.Read also: ‘We were hopeless’: Industries cheer plans to low… Indonesia Jokowi gas-incentive industries selection Energy-Mineral-Resources-Ministry industry-ministry Sri-Mulyani-Indrawati Forgot Password ? Topics : Googlelast_img read more

WAB: Wind and hydrogen ideal partners, but German hydrogen strategy not ambitious

first_imgGerman wind industry association WAB has welcomed the Federal Government’s recognition of “green” hydrogen’s sustainability in the long term and the special role of offshore and onshore wind energy in its National Hydrogen Strategy, adopted on 10 June. However, WAB said the strategy is non-ambitious in the long term goals and focuses on hydrogen import. Recently, upon the government’s proposal of a new bill to amend the Offshore Wind Act (WindSeeG), WAB expressed its concerns over the proposed new tendering model, but welcomed the flexibility of the 2030 capacity target and the 40 GW target for 2040. “We welcome the fact that the federal government has agreed on a flexible target for the expansion of offshore wind by 2030 and expect the rapid planning and tendering of additional generation capacities on- and offshore to meet the rapidly growing demand for ‘green’ hydrogen”. Accompanying measures are necessary in addition to CO2 pricing so the energy and climate policy objectives of the Federal Government could be achieved, especially those for 2030, according to WAB. WAB advised that the government should focus more consistently on the potential of the domestic market for green hydrogen, supplemented by an import strategy, to better combine climate protection with jobs and value creation for the wind industry, the maritime economy and the growing hydrogen economy. The 20 GW goal for 2030 that may be exceeded would make it possible to eventually generate more green hydrogen from offshore wind and to better achieve Germany’s climate targets, WAB said commenting on the offshore wind bill. “The intention to build up an electrolysis capacity of 5 GW by 2030 and another 5 GW by 2040 at the latest must be accompanied by the necessary economic efficiency to enable a domestic market in the medium term”. center_img “It is a positive sign that after months of delay, the federal government has finally agreed on a national hydrogen strategy and long-term goals for the expansion of offshore wind energy”, said WAB CEO Irina Lucke. “In order to ensure that the ‘green’ hydrogen sector also has a sustainable future and a long-term perspective, we need a national hydrogen strategy in parallel to the ongoing legislative process for offshore wind before the parliamentary summer break”, WAB Managing Director Heike Winkler said on 29 May. However, WAB stated that, with a target of covering one seventh of the expected domestic demand by 2030 with green hydrogen,“the German government is not living up to this claim”. The organisation further added that the strategy is relying on hydrogen imports on a large scale without exploiting the potential of its own generation market. At the time, the organisation also pointed out the need for having the national hydrogen strategy in place before the summer break. “Wind and hydrogen are ideal partners, therefore the hydrogen strategy should focus on building a domestic market for ‘green’ hydrogen, with concrete electrolysis capacity expansion plans beyond 2030”.last_img read more

Murder suspect walks free as Hong Kong, Taiwan execs clash

first_imgThe government has announced it willwithdraw the bill but the protests have not stopped. The city’s legislature isdue to withdraw it formally on Wednesday.(Reuters) Chan Tong-kai, a Hong Kong citizen who was accused of murdering his girlfriend in Taiwan last year, leaves from Pik Uk Prison, in Hong Kong, China on Oct. 23. REUTERS/TYRONE SIU HONG KONG – A murder suspect walkedfree from jail as the city’s authorities squabbled with Taiwan over how tohandle a promised voluntary surrender.  Chan Tong-kai, a citizen here whosecase was used by the Hong Kong government to push for a controversialextradition bill, was accused of murdering his girlfriend in Taiwan last yearbefore fleeing back to the Chinese-ruled financial hub.  center_img An extradition bill would have allowedcriminal suspects to be sent from Hong Kong to greater China, including themainland, Taiwan and Macau. The government here seized on the caseto justify pushing through a now-withdrawn extradition bill leading to fivemonths of sometimes violent protests that evolved into broader calls fordemocracy.last_img read more

Pritchett gets best of early season bad luck, motors to EQ Southern Region rookie honors

first_imgEQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Rookie of the Year Bryce Pritchett. (Photo by Stacy Kolar, Southern Sass Photography)COMBINE, Texas – A casual conversation got Bryce Pritchett into an IMCA Sunoco Stock Car this season.Consistent finishes throughout 2018 made the Combine, Texas driver the rookie of the year in IMCA’s EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region.“This is a fast class and one that I’ve been around all my life,” said Pritchett, whose uncle Duain was IMCA’s national rookie of the year in 2000 and national champion in 2003. “Modifieds and SportMods race but they don’t get to bump and rub so much. I like all of that.”Now a senior at the University of Texas at Arlington majoring in construction management, Pritch­ett started racing at the age of 12 in a junior mini stock class and moved to street stocks at 16.He took some time off from racing when he started college and got back on the track in a factory stock before making the move to the sanctioned class.“My grandpa Arty owns the car. He and Duain had been talking about me driving it and everything went from there,” said Pritchett, who made the transition to different tires, shocks and setups. “We were shooting for national rookie and even though we fell short we won the regional rookie and Boyd track championship, were second in Texas state points and fifth at 281 Speedway, so it wasn’t a bad year.”A challenging start to the season gave way to three second-place finishes and 18 top five’s in all. Pritchett’s 48 starts took him to seven different venues in Texas.“We blew a couple motors during the Lone Star Tour in February. The way the season started, I was thinking if I didn’t have bad luck I wouldn’t have any luck at all,” he said. “But we stuck with it and things came around in time. We had a streak of top five’s in April, so we had some stretches where we did all right.”Wins-0                    Top Five Finishes-18         Starts-48HIS CREW: Grandfather Arty Pritchett, Victor York, C.A. Wilder and Rusty Irby.HIS SPONSORS: Stan Hopkins Company, CA’s Auto Sales and Knight Creepers Recovery, all of Dal­las; Brad’s Transmissions of Whitehouse; Arty & Sons Paint & Body and Hobby Horse Embroi­dery, both of Combine; Redmon Towing of Haslet; and 1st Class Auto Glass of Canton.last_img read more

AP Sportlight

first_img2010 — The NFL changes its overtime rules for playoff games to give both teams an opportunity to get the ball. Team owners vote 28-4 in favor of the proposal at the NFL meetings. Minnesota, Buffalo, Cincinnati and Baltimore oppose the change.March 241936 — Detroit’s Mud Bruneteau ends the longest game in NHL history with a goal after 116 minutes and 30 seconds (six overtimes) to edge the Montreal Maroons 1-0 in the semifinals of the Stanley Cup playoffs.1941 — Long Island University wins the NIT championship with a 56-42 victory over Ohio.1945 — NYU battles back from a ten-point deficit with two minutes to go to send the NCAA Tournament national semifinal game into overtime. NYU wins 70-65. At the time, a team got one free throw when fouled near end of game, but could elect instead to inbound the ball. Ohio State is fouled three times, opts to shoot the foul shot and misses each time. March 20, 2020 Associated Press 1991 — London beats Frankfurt 24-11 in the first World League of American Football game.1993 — Winnipeg’s Teemu Selanne sets an NHL rookie points record in a 5-4 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Selanne scores two goals and an assist to give him 111 points, surpassing the 109 that Peter Stastny got with the Quebec Nordiques in 1980-81.1994 — Wayne Gretzky scores his 802nd goal, passing Gordie Howe as the greatest goal-scorer in NHL history. The Los Angeles Kings center scores in the second period for his 62nd NHL record.1996 — Michelle Kwan caps a near-perfect season by winning the women’s title in the World Figure Skating Championships for the United States’ first singles sweep since 1986.1997 — Laura Davies becomes the first LPGA player to win the same tournament four consecutive years, holing a 3-foot par putt on the first hole of a playoff with Kelly Robbins in the Standard Register Ping. 2002 — Brendan Shanahan of the Red Wings scores his 500th career goal, breaking a scoreless tie at 7:48 of the third period. Detroit beat Colorado 2-0.2002 — Iowa State’s Cael Sanderson becomes the first undefeated four-time NCAA wrestling champion at the NCAA Championships. Sanderson beats Lehigh’s Jon Trenge, 12-4, to win at 197 pounds and finish his career with a perfect 159-0 record.2003 — Tiger Woods closes with a 4-under 68 to win the Bay Hill Invitational for the fourth straight time. Woods becomes the first player since Gene Sarazen in the Miami Open (1926-30) to win the same event four straight times.2005 — Indiana’s Reggie Miller becomes the 13th NBA player to score 25,000 career points during the Pacers’ 100-93 win over San Antonio.2007 — Kobe Bryant becomes the second player in NBA history to score at least 50 points in four straight games when he scores 50 in the Lakers’ 111-105 win at New Orleans. Only Wilt Chamberlain has more, scoring at least 50 points in seven consecutive games during the 1961-62 season. AP Sportlight 1956 — Bill Russell leads San Francisco to an 83-71 victory over Iowa in the NCAA basketball championship.1957 — North Carolina defeats Wilt Chamberlain and Kansas in triple-overtime to win the NCAA men’s championship. The Tar Heels win 54-53 to finish the season with a perfect 32-0 record.1968 — Lew Alcindor scores 34 points to lead UCLA to a 78-55 win over North Carolina in the NCAA basketball championship.1974 — N.C. State ends UCLA’s streak of seven national championships with an 80-77 victory in double overtime of the NCAA tournament semifinals. David Thompson leads the Wolfpack with 28 points and 10 rebounds, while teammate Tom Burleson scores 20 and pulls down 14 rebounds.1979 — Larry Holmes knocks out Osvaldo Ocasio in the seventh round in Las Vegas to retain his WBC heavyweight title. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMarch 231939 — Long Island University finishes the season undefeated after a 44-32 victory over Loyola of Chicago in the NIT championship.1948 — Alex Groza and Ralph Beard combine for 26 points to lead Kentucky to a 58-42 win over Baylor in the NCAA basketball championship. 1956 — San Francisco’s Bill Russell has 26 points and 27 rebounds to lead the Dons to an 83-71 win over Iowa and their second-straight national title and 55th consecutive victory, then an NCAA record.1962 — Paul Hogue scores 22 points and grabs 19 rebounds and Tom Thacker adds 21 to lead Cincinnati to a 71-59 victory over Ohio State for its second NCAA basketball championship.1970 — Jerry West of the Los Angeles Lakers wins his only NBA scoring title, accumulating 2,309 points in 74 games for a 31.2 ppg. average.1973 — Kansas City-Omaha’s Nate “Tiny” Archibald becomes the first player in NBA history to lead the NBA in both scoring (34.0 ppg.) and assists (11.4 apg.) in the same season.1975 — Muhammad Ali knocks out Chuck Wepner in the 15th round to retain the world heavyweight title in Cleveland. 1975 — Princeton becomes the first Ivy League school to win the NIT title with an 80-69 win over Providence.1979 — Indiana State, led by Larry Bird, advances to the NCAA Championship game by squeezing past DePaul 76-74. Bird has 35 points, 16 rebounds and 9 assists.1980 — Louisville beats UCLA 59-54 to win the NCAA basketball title.1992 — Pittsburgh’s Mario Lemieux becomes the 36th player in NHL history with 1,000 points, getting an assist in the second period of the Penguins’ 4-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.1994 — Kansas State’s Askia Jones scores 62 points in 28 minutes in a 115-77 victory over Fresno State in the NIT quarterfinals. Jones shoots 18-for-25 from the floor, including 14-of-18 on three-pointers, and 12-for-16 from the line. 2013 — Florida Gulf Coast goes from shocking the men’s college basketball world to downright impressing it. The Eagles beat San Diego State 81-71 to become the first No. 15 seed to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.2017 — Devin Booker scores 70 points, becoming the sixth different player in NBA history to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics get 34 points from Isaiah Thomas and outlast the Phoenix Suns 130-120.2018 — Nathan Chen completes six quadruple jumps in the free program to become the first U.S. winner of the men’s world figure skating title since 2009.2018 — Loyola Chicago romps to a 78-62 victory over Kansas State to cap off a stunning run through the bracket-busting South Regional. The Ramblers (32-5) match the lowest-seeded team ever to reach the Final Four, joining LSU (1986), George Mason (2006) and VCU (2011). The South is the first regional in tournament history to have the top four seeds — including overall No. 1 Virginia — knocked out on the opening weekend.MORE,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Milo Schools U-18 Football Sir Leon’s and Ishmael battle today for Group E lead

first_imgTHE leader of Group E will be determined today when the Petra-organised Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) Schools Football tournament continues at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue.The game between current leaders Richard Ishmael Secondary and second-placed Sir Leon’s Lessons will be the ultimate encounter of the day which features three games.They are tied on points, three apiece and goal difference (+5).Meanwhile, today’s opening game will also be the decider of the Group F when current leaders Christ Church try to hold off the challenges of Queenstown.Christ Church has a +2 goal difference over their Queenstown counterparts and with both teams are tied on three points.South Ruimveldt and Cummings Lodge are set to play the second game, another Group F fixture, with the winner having the option as well of moving up the table.Group A is being led by Masters Academy, with Bishops’ second, St Rose’s third and Ann’s Grove fourth.Group B has Buxton Youth Developers leading Chase Academy on a goal difference of +5 to +2 while North Ruimveldt are third and St Joseph fourth; Group C has Lodge leading Kingston and East Ruimveldt followed by St Mary’s.Morgan’s Learning Centre command Group D with Tucville leading Pure Masters on account of a goal difference of 0 to -3 while St John’s College are fourthGroup G has North Ruimvelt leading School of the Nations on goal difference (+10 to +3) while Dolphin and Central are third and fourth respectively. Group H has a tie for the lead with St George’s and Tutorial tied on three points and a +1 goal difference.Queen’s College and Mae’s are the other two teams in that group.last_img read more

Organisers Name Kanu, Asare as Judges for Freestyle Football

first_imgAfter winning the U-17 World Cup in Japan with the Golden Eaglets in 1993, Kanu was signed on by Dutch Eredivisie AFC Ajax. He made his debut a year after and scored 25 goals in 54 appearances. He also led Nigeria’s Dream Team to win the men’s football gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.The other judge, Daniel Mikolaj, is also a former European champion who has consistently positioned himself as one of the Top 8 freestyle football athletes in the world in the last five years. He is the lead judge.The third judge, Joel Asare, represented Ghana at the Tokyo, Japan World Cup and at the Red Bull Street World finals in 2013.The CEO of Feet n Tricks, O’dyke Nzewi, said all arrangements have been concluded to stage a remarkable show on Sunday in LagosShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A former Super Eagles skipper, Nwankwo Kanu, is among the three judges to officiate the final of the first ever National Freestyle Football Championship in Nigeria slated for July 23 at the car park of the Ikeja City Mall.The event being staged by Feet ‘n’ Tricks International Limited has GAC Motors, a product of Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor Company Limited and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) as major sponsors.Kanu was an active member of the Super Eagles from 1994 to 2010, and eventually went on to captain the senior national team of Nigeria. He has since retired from playing football.last_img read more

USC CIO and Vice Provost of ITS steps down

first_imgITS over · USC Chief Information Officer and Vice Provost of Information Technology Services Peter Siegel resigned from his executive positions on Monday. Douglas Shook has been named as his interim replacement. – Photo courtesy of USC NewsUSC Vice Provost for Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer Peter Siegel resigned from his position Monday, effective immediately.In a memorandum to the USC community, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Quick announced Siegel was stepping down and lauded him for his work at the university.“His leadership helped propel USC’s Information Technology Services (ITS) department forward in vital ways through his commitment to enhancing cybersecurity and network infrastructure,” Quick wrote in the memorandum. “Vice Provost Siegel worked to stabilize key administrative functions by centralizing systems for human resources, finance, and research administration. “Siegel was also recognized for his emphasis on risk management and garnering “effective communication” between ITS and academic and administrative units. He originally joined USC in July 2013. Previously, he served as the CIO and vice provost for Information and Educational Technology at the University of California, Davis.The memo did not specifically state Siegel’s reasons for leaving, but Quick encouraged the university community to “[wish] Peter well as he tackles his next big challenge.” Quick’s office would not make further comment on Siegel’s plans.In his place, Douglas Shook has been appointed interim vice provost for ITS and CIO, effective May 1. Shook currently serves as the dean of academic records and registrar and chief technology officer for enrollment services. His role as registrar will be filled by Frank Chang, who is currently the associate registrar at the office of the registrar.Katharine Harrington, vice president of admissions and planning, will assume the additional role of dean of academic records. Quick mentioned that the appointment of an advisory search committee will soon be announced. The offices of Shook, Chang and Harrington were not available for comment as of end of business day Monday.“This position is crucial to building a robust information system that can serve the needs of the university for years to come and bolstering USC’s role as a leading private research university committed to the public good,” Quick wrote.last_img read more