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Green groups push to stop bailout of South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries

first_imgGreen groups push to stop bailout of South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Mongabay:Environmental groups are seeking an injunction against a move by South Korea to bail out a builder of coal-fired power plants, saying the rescue package goes against the country’s climate and public health commitments.Korea Development Bank (KDB) and the Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) on March 26 issued a 1 trillion won ($825 million) emergency loan to Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. The bailout is listed as part of the South Korean government’s stimulus package for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.But the decision has come under fire from environmental watchdogs, given that most of Doosan’s revenue comes from building coal-fired power plants.“These decisions to support Doosan Heavy come with significant environmental and health consequences,” the environmental groups from South Korea, Indonesia and other countries wrote in a joint letter submitted April 8 to the South Korean Ministry of Economy and Finance.They said Doosan’s financial woes were not directly caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. They noted that, between 2010 and 2019, Doosan’s credit rating dropped from A+ to BBB and its share price declined by 93% — “well before COVID-19 was an apparent crisis,” they wrote.Eighty percent of Doosan’s revenue comes from coal power plants at home and abroad, including two projects on Indonesia’s Java Island, the groups said. South Korean-financed overseas coal power projects employ the country’s advanced technology, but are still several times more polluting than those in South Korea, as they take advantage of laxer environmental regulations in South and Southeast Asian countries to trim construction and operating costs, the groups said.[Basten Gokkon]More: Green groups target South Korea’s bailout of coal power plant builderlast_img read more

Governor Wolf and Legislative Leaders Discuss Importance of Battling the Opioid Crisis at PA Hope Caucus’ “Day of Hope”

first_imgGovernor Wolf and Legislative Leaders Discuss Importance of Battling the Opioid Crisis at PA Hope Caucus’ “Day of Hope” September 20, 2016 Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf, legislative leaders, and members of the Wolf Administration attended the PA Hope Caucus’ “Day of Hope” rally in Harrisburg. The PA Hope Caucus’ mission is to ensure every Pennsylvanian has access to high quality prevention and treatment of the disease of drug and alcohol addiction.“We all know this is a serious issue – the most important public health crisis facing the Commonwealth right now,” said Governor Tom Wolf, “And I’m proud to say that all four caucuses of the legislature and I have come together to find solutions work to meet this crisis head on.”Last week, Governor Tom Wolf respectfully requested a Joint Session of the General Assembly at a time that is convenient for the House and Senate this fall. The purpose of this session would be to address the members of the House and Senate about our collective efforts to lead the nation in combatting the opioid and heroin crisis facing Pennsylvania.“The devastating effects of the growing opioid epidemic can be seen all across the state.  We’ve reached a point where no one, no family, is immune,” PA-HOPE Caucus Co-Chairman State Senator Jay Costa said.  “But what we still have, is hope.  My colleagues and I are committed to battling this disease head on, standing side-by-side with those gripped by the disease of addiction.  The road ahead will be challenging and just like many addicts seeking help, it will be easier to give up and give in.  But with our collective strength, we can and we will save lives.”“Sadly, the heroin and opioid epidemic did not occur overnight – but over a decade or more.  As such, the fight to combat further rise in addiction rates may take just as long,” said PA-HOPE Caucus Co-Chairman Senator Gene Yaw. “Reversing the tide will require a wide-ranging response:  from improving opioid prescribing practices and expanding access to treatment, to working with law enforcement to disrupt the heroin supply, and increasing the use of medications, such as naloxone.  Further, we need to change mindsets and attitudes and provide those suffering from addiction with important resources. A Commonwealth crisis exists today, and only a coordinated effort by all can begin to address it.”“The drug culture is having an effect on everyone – from people living in cities to those in rural areas, from young people to older adults. It’s having devastating consequences and we all recognize that it requires a comprehensive effort to move people from addiction to recovery,” said PA-HOPE Caucus Co-Chairman Rep. Ed Gainey.“Today’s ‘Day of Hope’ event highlighted the realities of the opioid crisis affecting communities all across Pennsylvania,” said PA-HOPE Caucus Co-Chairman Aaron Kaufer. “As a co-chair of this caucus, I have the opportunity to lead policy discussions on this issue. As a result of eight statewide hearings the caucus participated in over the summer and where important testimony was gathered from those on the front lines of this epidemic, I am sponsoring 10 bills to address some specific issues related to opioid and heroin abuse. Now is the time to turn our talk into action and deliver much-needed results to the people of Pennsylvania.”For more information about the opioid epidemic and to find out how to get help visit on.pa.gov/opioids.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Italian FA chief bothered about next campaign due to COVID-19 protocols

first_imgItalian football federation president (FIGC) Gabriele Gravina is “worried” about next season, saying that the current coronavirus protocols are impossible to apply in the long term. “I am very, very worried about next season,” Gravina told Italian radio station Rai Gr Parlamento. “Teams will have to start preparations soon and we are very late in knowing the new procedures to follow. “We don’t know how long this state of emergency will be extended for.” Professional football returned in Italy on June 20 after a three-month lockdown, with matches played behind closed doors amid stringent protocols and tests. Juventus were crowned Serie A champions for the ninth straight season on Sunday with two games to spare after beating Sampdoria. The current campaign ends on August 2. “This (current) protocol had to take into account the development of the epidemic in our country,” said Gravina. “We must continue to take it into account, but we must also be realistic – we have applied it in an emergency situation for a very short period of time, but continuing to apply it until the end of the next sporting season, with tests every four days, would be impossible.Advertisement Read Also: Willian to agree new Chelsea deal this week “We are also committed to the restart of amateur football and in this regard I say that we don’t yet know how and when to start all competitions.” Italy was the first European country to implement a lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has killed over 35,000 people in the country. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “It would be physical violence towards players. We need to find other solutions. “We’re waiting for news from the (government) Scientific Technical Committee to understand what the new protocol will be to apply. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Loading… last_img read more

10 Reasons Why Social Media Is RUINING Your Relationship

first_imgDISTRACTS YOU FROM LIVING IN THE MOMENTThese days, it’s easy to spend more time scrolling through Instagram than spending actual real-life time with your partner! It doesn’t do any good for your relationship…YOU CAN’T ESCAPE THE PASTTrying to get over your ex is almost impossible when you keep seeing their face pop up on your news feed all the time!OVERSHARINGYou can’t avoid the pressure that comes with social media to share everything about your relationship with the world. Nothing is private anymore!NO MORE LIVING IN THE MOMENTThe oversharing aspect of social media can often ruin precious moments by the need to take a Snapchat of it or update your Facebook status. Where’s the romance gone?JEALOUSY IS SO MUCH EASIERDo you freak out if your boyfriend likes another girl’s photo online? Or what about a comment? Social media gives you more reason than ever to get those feelings of jealousy.CHEATING IS EASIER TOO…Yep, we’re talking about Tinder. With just a swipe of the finger you can talk to someone else…it’s one of the most dangerous effects of social media on relationships!STALKING ALERTSocial media makes it so much easier to get obsessive about stalking your partner’s activity, thanks to apps that show your location. It’s not a healthy habit!CONSTANT COMPARISONSocial media sets unrealistic expectations for relationships! A quick scroll through Instagram is enough to make you doubt whether your relationship is as #couplegoals as some celebrities’ perfect, yet clearly staged, date under the Eiffel Tower…SMDA (SOCIAL MEDIA DISPLAY OF AFFECTION)Whatever happened to actually saying ‘I love you’ in person or surprising your lover with a bouquet of flowers? Now, this has been replaced with a cheesy photo collage with a heart emoji…it’s just not the same, right?RELATIONSHIP STATUS PRESSUREFacebook, in particular, puts huge pressure on couples to define their relationship status to the world! This was never a problem before social media.Sourcelast_img read more