As China GDP Growth Slows, Central Government Reaffirms Commitment to Renewables

first_imgAs China GDP Growth Slows, Central Government Reaffirms Commitment to Renewables FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Louise Watt for the Associated Press:China will not return to its era of pursuing economic growth at the expense of the environment despite its slowing economy, the country’s environment minister said Friday. Chen Jining said China would continue to restructure its economy away from heavily polluting companies to create more room for “good companies” to develop and focus on technological innovation, for example.For decades, China pursued economic growth with little care of the damage to the country’s environment. In recent years, the Chinese government has changed tack as it tries to move away from an economy dependent on heavy industry to a more sustainable one based on domestic consumption and services.At the same time, China’s increasingly wealthy citizens have become more concerned with the consequences of environmental pollution.“What is development? We used to equate it with GDP and production,” said Chen. “We have come to believe that nature is valuable and priceless. We have abandoned the former idea of contrasting development with environmental protection but rather believe the two elements can be unified and balanced.”Today, China is aiming to transform its economic development model and pursue “economic quality, but also environmental quality,” Chen told a news conference during an annual meeting of the country’s legislature.“Only when those polluters bow out of the market will it be possible to set aside some development space for good companies to focus on innovation and improving product quality, and to avoid the phenomenon of ‘bad money driving out good’ in our development,” said Chen.China is the world’s largest coal user, but its coal consumption has fallen for the past two years, and it has become the world’s leading investor in renewable energy. Yet China approved more than 200 new coal-fired power plants last year, with a capacity three times as much as that in each of the previous two years, according to a Greenpeace analysis published last week. It attributed the jump to a change in March last year to allow local governments to give permits, rather than central government agencies.“The coal bubble is an example of how their attempts to prop up GDP can lead to economically and environmentally perverse outcomes,” said Lauri Myllyvirta, senior global campaigner at Greenpeace.The building of these new plants doesn’t mean an overall increasing in coal-burning because China is continuing to close down older plants, Greenpeace said. But it does mean “massive economic waste, and a missed opportunity to channel the investment spending into renewable energy, enabling even faster growth.”Full article: China says slowing economy won’t stop anti-pollution effortslast_img read more

November 15, 2005 On the Move

first_img November 15, 2005 On the Move November 15, 2005 On the Move On the Move Kimberly A. Agster joined Bryant Miller & Olive in Tampa. Agster concentrates in public finance, credit default swaps, securities offerings, and complex tax structures. Suzanne Van Wyk also joined the firm in Tallahassee. Van Wyk focuses on land use and growth management, environmental management regulations, special districts law, local government revenues and financings, special land use, development, and zoning. Roshawn Banks announces the opening of The All Law Center ; phone (954) 747-1843. Kevin C. Schumacher joined Akerman Senterfitt in Miami as an associate in the litigation group. Additionally, Jeffrey C. Lynne has joined the firm as an associate in Ft. Lauderdale in the real estate group. Michael Rodriguez joined Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate in the real estate department. Rodriguez focuses his practice on leisure and resorts, condominiums and hotel condominiums, and real estate development. Jacqueline F. Bigoney joined Carlton Fields in Tallahassee as a government consultant. Bigoney concentrates in the areas of elections, legislation, and professional organization management. Jonathan K. Anderson joined Bush Graziano & Rice. His practice focuses on long-term care defense, medical malpractice, products liability, and general civil litigation. Deborah S. Martin joined Rutherford Mulhall in Boca Raton. Martin concentrates in insurance fraud and coverage, corporate law, commercial and business litigation, agricultural and PACA law, and civil litigation. Lucinda A. Hofmann joined Shook, Hardy & Bacon in Miami as a partner in its tort section. Hofmann is a board certified appellate specialist. Michael S. Schimmel joined Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate. Schimmel concentrates his practice on complex issues in real estate. Tina M. Talarchyk joined the Boca Raton office of Hodgson Russ as a partner in its business litigation and bankruptcy, restructuring and commercial litigation practice groups. Paul G. Tellez joined the Donica Law Firm in Tampa as an associate. Tellez concentrates his practice in the area of bankruptcy. Sarah Goldmann joined Zumpano Patricios & Winker in Coral Gables as an associate. Goldmann focuses her practice on healthcare, litigation, and corporate law. Edward P. Canterbury joined Henderson Franklin in Ft. Myers as an associate. Canterbury concentrates his practice in the area of real estate law. Michelle J. Gomez was made a partner of Saunders, Curtis, Ginestra & Gore. Nicholas J. Fiorentino has joined Ciarciaglino, Coyle & Gell in St. Petersburg as an associate handling matters related to personal injury, family law, criminal law, and probate matters. Phone: (727) 898-8000; fax (727) 894-4099. Diana P. Abril joined Carlton Fields in Miami as an associate in the firm’s corporate, securities, taxation, and asset based financing practice group. Raymond S. Dietrich of QDRO Solutions in Tampa has opened the firm’s second office in Phoenix, AZ. James Crenshaw, Christine Irwin, Rebecca Martel, Christin Decker Petroski, and Demrie Wilkinson joined the Orlando office of Holland & Knight as associates. Mark Eiglarsh announces the opening of The Law Offices of Mark Eiglarsh located at 404 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; phone (305) 674-0003, Web site Additionally, Eiglarsh became an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law. Eiglarsh teaches in UM Law’s litigation skills program. George M. Jirotka of Fowler White Boggs Baker in Tampa was appointed to the Sixth Circuit Court by Gov. Jeb Bush. Amy Reed joined Blanchard, Merriam, Adel & Kirkland in Ocala as an associate. Alexander P. Almazan and Oscar J. Rodriguez announce the opening of Almazan & Rodriguez with offices located at 2151 Le Jeune Rd, Mezzanine, Coral Gables 33134; phone (305) 448-4808; fax (305) 445-4858; Web site: The firm concentrates in the areas of real estate closings and litigation, insurance defense, condo conversions, contractual disputes, and title insurance. The Law Offices of Troy D. Ferguson has relocated its expanded offices to 2250 S.W. 3rd Ave., Suite 201, Miami 33129; phone (305) 858-0888; fax (305) 858-7107; e-mail: [email protected] The firm concentrates in the areas of federal criminal defense, commercial litigation, trials, and appeals. Robert Fernandez has joined Akerman Senterfitt in Miami as of counsel in the firm’s litigation practice. Luis E. Rivera II joined Henderson Franklin as an associate in Ft. Myers. Rivera focuses in the area of commercial litigation. Matthew A. Shirk joined the law firm of Tassone & Eler in Jacksonville and practices in the area of criminal defense. Lyman S. Bradford IV joined Wohlsifer and Associates in West Palm Beach as an associate in the commercial litigation and transactions division. Charles D. Brecker joined the Ft. Lauderdale office of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson as a shareholder in the real estate department. Carolina Maharbiz has joined Akerman Senterfitt in Miami as an associate in the litigation group. Jennifer E. Brown joined Henderson Franklin in Ft. Myers as an associate. Brown concentrates her practice in the area of divorce, marital, and family law. Marybeth Bosko joined Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart in Ft. Lauderdale as a shareholder and a member of the firm’s corporate department.last_img read more

Toyne picks up first Stock Car win at Cotton Bowl

first_imgBy J.M. HallasPAIGE, Texas (June 25) – Duane Toyne, who has raced in Kansas and Texas and on both as­phalt and dirt, scored his first-ever IMCA Stock Car victory against a stout field Saturday at Cotton Bowl Speedway.Toyne started outside row two but lost ground on the start. He methodically worked his way back to the front, catching early leader Joe O’Bryan in the final laps.Toyne got inside O’Bryan, with the two side-by-side, before Toyne inched ahead. O’Bryan tried to crossover on the final lap, but it was Toyne taking the checkers.“This car was one I picked that was built in Nebraska. I don’t know much of the history on it. It’s a fairly older car, built in ’09, but it’s had all the updates on it and drove like a dream tonight,” he said. “The motor is from Kansas, also. It was built by an independent guy who puts them together now and then. He built this motor for my old Camaro when I was back there.”Keith White was the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified winner on a bittersweet night for fellow open wheel driver Billy Bachmeyer. Bachmeyer was running his last IMCA Modified race of the season in order to spend time with his family. Bachmeyer gave away T-shirts and other souvenirs and won his heat, but had to settle for a mid-pack finish in the feature.Tenth starting G.W. Egbert was the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod winner while Larry Underwood topped an IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature that ran non-stop for all 15 laps.last_img read more

Syracuse field hockey ranked No. 4 to start season

first_img Published on August 25, 2015 at 4:11 pm Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+ Coming off a 1-0 loss in the national championship against Connecticut, Syracuse begins the 2015 season as the No. 4-ranked team with seven first-place votes in the Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Preseason Poll.The Orange was one of four teams to receive votes for the top spot in the rankings, along with No. 1-ranked Connecticut, No. 2 North Carolina and No. 3 Maryland. At the conclusion of last season, SU also ranked fourth in the country behind the same three teams.Dating back to the start of the 2008 season, Syracuse has been ranked in the top-20 poll for 77 consecutive weeks and was ranked as the No. 5 team in the country at the start of last season.The Orange begins its season against No. 6 ranked Stanford, and will play nine teams who qualified for the NCAA tournament last season. In order, the other ranked opponents on SU’s schedule include No. 18 Massachusetts, No. 2 North Carolina, No. 13 Boston College, No. 9 Virginia, No. 20 Boston University, No. 12 Louisville, No. 11 Wake Forest, No. 15 Princeton and No. 5 Duke. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

NIT bracket 2019: TV schedule, tipoff times, live stream for every game

first_imgSN’s MARCH MADNESS HQPrintable bracket | Predictor tool | Best bracket names | TicketsSporting News will update the scores and schedules as the NIT progresses, making sure you can tune into every game from the first rounds to the national championship in Madison Square Garden.Here’s everything you need to know to tune in to the NIT:How to watch, live stream NIT gamesThe 2019 NIT tournament will be broadcast across ESPN’s family of networks (full schedule below). You can watch a live stream of games online with the WatchESPN app. The first three rounds of the NIT will be played on the campuses of the higher seed, starting March 19. Madison Square Garden hosts the semifinals and championship game in New York City.MORE: NIT to experiment with new rules2019 NIT bracket Upper left bracket(1) UNC Greensboro(2) N.C. State(3) Georgetown(4) Davidson(5) Lipscomb(6) Harvard(7) Hofstra(8) CampbellLower left bracket(1) Indiana(2) Clemson3) Furman(4) Providence(5) Arkansas(6) Wichita State(7) Wright State(8) St. FrancisUpper right bracket(1) Alabama(2) Texas(3) Xavier(4) Colorado(5) Dayton(6) Toledo(7) South Dakota State(8) Norfolk StateLower right bracket(1) TCU(2) Creighton(3) Memphis(4) Nebraska(5) Butler(6) San Diego(7) Loyola-Chicago(8) Sam Houston StateMARCH MADNESS: Get your printable NCAA Tournament bracket2019 NIT schedule (All times Eastern)RoundSiteDatesFirst RoundHigher seed’s campusMarch 19-20Second RoundHigher seed’s campusMarch 22-25QuarterfinalsHigher seed’s campusMarch 26-27SemifinalsNew YorkApril 2ChampionshipNew YorkApril 4First RoundTuesday, March 19MatchupTimeTV(1) UNC Greensboro 84, (8) Campbell 697 p.m.ESPN3(5) Lipscomb 89, (4) Davidson 817 p.m.ESPN3(2) N.C. State 84, (7) Hofstra 787 p.m.ESPN2(1) Indiana 89, (8) Saint Francis 727 p.m.ESPN(6) Wichita State 76, (3) Furman  707 p.m.ESPNU(3) Memphis 74, (6) San Diego 608 p.m.ESPN3(5) Arkansas 84, (4) Providence729 p.m.ESPN2(2) Texas 79, (7) South Dakota State 739 p.m.ESPN(2) Creighton 70, vs. (7) Loyola-Chicago 618 p.m.ESPNU(4) Colorado 78, (5) Dayton 738 p.m.ESPN2Wednesday, March 20MatchupTimeTV(6) Harvard 71, (3) Georgetown 68 7 p.m.ESPN2(2) Clemson 75, (7) Wright State 697 p.m.ESPN3(8) Norfolk State 80, (1) Alabama 79 (OT)7 p.m.ESPNU(3) Xavier 78, (6) Toledo 647 p.m.ESPN3(1) TCU 82, (8) Sam Houston State 699 p.m.ESPNU(4) Nebraska 80, (5) Butler 769 p.m.ESPN2Second RoundFriday, March 22MatchupTimeTV(2) Creighton 79, (3) Memphis 678:30 p.m.ESPNUSaturday, March 23MatchupTimeTV(1) Indiana 63, (5) Arkansas 60NoonESPN(5) Lipscomb 86, (1) UNC Greensboro 692 p.m.ESPNSunday, March 24MatchupTimeTV(6) Wichita State 63, (2) Clemson 552 p.m.ESPN(2) Texas 78, (3) Xavier 76 (OT)4 p.m.ESPN(2) N.C. State 78, (6) Harvard 777:30 p.m.ESPNU(1) TCU 88, (4) Nebraska 729:30 p.m.ESPNUMonday, March 25MatchupTimeTV(4) Colorado 76, (8) Norfolk State 608:30 p.m.ESPN2QuarterfinalsTuesday, March 26MatchupTimeTV(6) Wichita State 73, (1) Indiana 637 p.m.ESPN(1) TCU 71, (2) Creighton 589 p.m.ESPNWednesday, March 27 Just because a team didn’t make the NCAA Tournament doesn’t mean there season is over. There’s still the National Invitational Tournament, colloquially known as the NIT.It’s not quite March Madness, but that won’t stop the teams involved from extending their seasons for as long as they can. Below are the important dates, locations, times and TV channels for the entire NIT schedule: Everything you need to know to tune in. MatchupTimeTV(5) Lipscomb 94, (2) N.C. State 939 p.m.ESPNU(2) Texas 68, (4) Colorado 559 p.m.ESPN2SemifinalsTuesday, April 2MatchupTimeTV(5) Lipscomb 71, (6) Wichita State 647 p.m.ESPN(2) Texas 58, (1) TCU 449 p.m.ESPNNIT championshipThursday, April 4(2) Texas 81, (5) Lipscomb 66last_img read more