Betfair – UKIP backed for victory in ‘Labour Heartland’ of Stoke

first_img David Clifton: Licensing Expert – The future is within the industry’s power! December 12, 2019 Share Submit Gambling Act to face scrutiny regardless of election outcome November 25, 2019 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Smarkets tips Keir Starmer as new Labour leader January 8, 2020 UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has been backed to ‘around even money’ on the Betfair Exchange to win the Stoke Central by-election, doubling UKIP’s parliamentary representation to 2 MPs.Updating its ‘Stoke By-Election’ market, Betfair politics informed that UKIP had traded as low as 1.98 in a constituency renowned as ‘Labour Heartland’.The by-election, which was called after incumbent Labour MP Tristram Hunt resigned to become head of the V&A Museum in London, is scheduled to take place on 23 February. This week the Labour Party announced its shortlist of four candidates that will compete against Nuttall for the Stoke Central seat.Confident of his upcoming victory, Nuttall told UK news sources that a Stoke by-election win would represent a further blow to Labour’s relationship with working class Britain.At present, the Betfair Exchange still has the Labour Party holding its seat at 1.9. Nevertheless, polls commissioned this week by ‘Labour Leave’ have Nuttall and UKIP winning the constituency by 10 points. As a constituency,  Stoke Central voted 70% in favour of leaving the European Union in the June 2016 referendum.Labour leadership will push for a Stoke fightback once the party confirms its constituency candidate. However, several UK political commentators have pointed that the loss of Stoke to UKIP would represent ‘Jeremy Corbyn’s Waterloo’ as Labour Party leader.last_img read more

N Cape solar projects steaming ahead

first_img28 August 2013 Spanish renewable energy group Abengoa has completed construction of the tower section of South Africa’s first concentrating solar power (CSP) plant, one of three such plants under development in the semi-desert Northern Cape province that will together add 200 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy to the country’s national grid. Abengoa is one of 28 independent power producers that signed contracts with the South African government late last year, in the first round of a programme that will see an initial 1 400 MW of renewable energy being added to SA’s energy mix, while bringing an estimated R47-billion in new investment into the country. The Department of Energy aims to bring 17 800 MW from renewable sources online by 2030. Abengoa, in partnership with the state-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and community trusts in Upington and Pofadder, is building Khi Solar One, a 50 MW solar tower plant near Upington, and KaXu Solar One, a 100 MW parabolic trough solar plant near Pofadder.Investment of over R10-billion According to the Southern Africa Solar Thermal and Electricity Association (Sastela), the two power stations will leverage investment of over R10-billion, and together will generate almost 500 GWh per year of clean solar electricity. On Monday, representatives of the government, the IDC and the Khi Community Trust attended a flag-raising event to mark the completion of the 205-metre tall tower of Khi Solar One. Abengoa, who will build, operate and maintain the two solar plants, owns a controlling 51% of the projects, with the IDC owning 29% and community trusts owning the remaining 20%. According to Abengoa, the two plants will reduce South Africa’s carbon dioxide emissions by about 498 000 tons a year, while creating between 1 400 and 2 000 construction jobs and about 70 permanent operation jobs, as well as numerous indirect jobs to fulfill the needs required by the plant and its construction. “South Africa has one of the best solar resources in the world, with great potential to be a leader in concentrating solar power generation,” the company said when construction on the plants commenced in November. Abengoa said on Monday that Khi Solar One represented an important technological advance in CSP tower efficiency “by using higher temperatures and an innovative dry cooling system”, meaning it will use a fraction of the water consumed by wet-cooled power stations. Both Khi Solar One and KaXu Solar One will have facilities for storing steam, enabling them to provide electricity for up to three hours when the sun is not shining – including during peak demand periods.Bokpoort CSP power station The third CSP plant under construction in the Northern Cape, the 50 MW Bokpoort CSP power station near the town of Groblershoop, about 100 kilometres south-east of Upington, is still more ambitious in its storage plans. The Bokpoort plant is being developed by a consortium led by Saudi Arabian company Acwa Power International, and was the only CSP project of the 19 projects selected by the Department of Energy for the second window of the country’s renewable energy programme for independent power producers. Annoucing the start of construction on the R4.5-billion project earlier this month, Acwa Power said Bokpoort would be equipped with the largest thermal storage adopted to date for a solar power plant of this class and capacity. “The plant thermal storage capacity will be 9.3 hours, enabling it to yield a record-high generation in excess of 200 GWh/year well into the night every day throughout the year,” Acwa Power said in a statement.‘CSP is a base load technology’ “This makes CSP the only renewable technology at commercial scale to cover the country’s daily peak demand from 5 to 9pm, thereby helping to prevent power blackouts.” Of the 18 900 MW of renewable energy made allowance for in the government’s Integrated Resource Plan, a 20-year projection on electricity supply and demand, only 1 200 MW is allocated to concentrating solar power. Wind energy has been allocated 9 200 MW and solar photovoltaic (PV) 8 400 MW. The Southern Africa Solar Thermal Energy and Electricity Association (Sastela), which represents the CSP industry, argues that CSP’s ability to provide peak demand electricity gives it the edge over wind and PV, which are restricted by natural and weather conditions. Michael Goldblatt, a director of Solafrica, which is part of the consortium developing the Bokpoort plant, told Satela recently: “We see development of the Bokpoort plant as an opportunity to prove that CSP is a base load technology … We have designed Bokpoort to be as close as you can get to a base load power station, with the ability to generate electricity virtually 24 hours a day.” According to Acwa Power, the Bokpoort plant will reduce South Africa’s carbon dioxide emissions by about 230 000 tons a year, while creating 900 jobs during peak construction and 60 permanent jobs once the plant comes on line, and involving South African companies with previously disadvantaged community participation in plant construction, operation and maintenance. Other members of the consortium developing Bokpoort are the Public Investment Corporation of SA (representing the Government Employees Pension Fund), Lereko Solafrica Investment, Lereko Metier Solafrica Fund 1, Lereko Metier Sustainable Capital Fund, Kurisani Solafrica Investments (representing NGO Lovelife) and Solafrica Community Investment Company. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Curry misses cut, still impresses golf’s best

first_imgThe question in some corners was how high his score would be.“I was asked if I thought he was going to break 80, and that’s the hand grenade question,” Paul Casey said. “But 4 over is really good. It’s a lot of pressure, and he exceeded my expectations.”Zach Johnson, a two-time major champion, said he has a friend who knows Curry and said he was a good player. The score in the first round was enough to make a believer out of Johnson.“Clearly, he is,” Johnson said. “I don’t know that golf course. Someone said they shoot pretty low there often, but it doesn’t matter. You’ve still got to put the ball in the hole. First round as an amateur in a professional tournament? That’s pretty good.”Johnson vaguely recalled the time Jerry Rice, the Hall of Fame receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, played in the tournament. Rice shot 90.“He’s a good athlete. They’re both good athletes,” Johnson said. “I’m not going to be playing for the 49ers.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Curry opened with a 4-over 74 on the TPC Stonebrae and needed a career round to stay for the weekend. He shot a 74 again on Friday to finish tied for 148th. He missed the cut by 11 shots.READ: NBA MVP Curry fires respectable 74 in pro golf debutFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsCurry bogeyed two of the first three holes on Friday and shot a 39 on a 3-hour front nine. He made five straight pars and birdied No. 14 but he played the final three holes at plus-1 with two bogeys and a birdie on 17.No matter. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ “That was awesome what he did yesterday,” British Open champion Jordan Spieth said Friday at the Bridgestone Invitational. “I think he certainly beat most everybody’s expectations, but I don’t think that really surprised him. It was pretty cool — really cool — to see. You see him fist-pumping out there, and just him talking about how nervous he was when he heard his name called, it just makes us feel a little better when sometimes some of the stuff he does looks like a robot.”Stanford alum Andrew Yun shot a 62 on Friday and finished two rounds at 8-under 127. Fellow American Brandon Harkins is two shots back after rounds of 64 and 65.One of the highlights for Curry in the opening round was a long birdie putt and telling his caddie to “Go get that” from the cup. That was the famous line Spieth said to his caddie at Royal Birkdale two weeks ago after a 50-foot eagle putt to take the lead.“To be honest, I think it’s pretty special for a two-time MVP to be able to shoot 74 at a pro event and beat other pros,” former PGA champion Jason Day said.No one expected very much out of Curry, who last year played in the pro-am at the PGA Tour’s season opener in Napa. The field included players who have competed in majors this year, and seven players who have won on the PGA Tour.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Spurs re-sign Aussie guard Mills Golden State Warriors NBA basketball player Stephen Curry follows his drive from the 17th tee during the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic golf tournament Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Hayward, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)HAYWARD, Calif. — Stephen Curry missed the cut Friday night against professional golfers one notch below the PGA Tour.But not before leaving some of golf’s best players impressed that a two-time MVP for the Golden State Warriors could enter their arena and look respectable.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetlast_img read more

PH top badminton bet looks to improve after first SEA Games stint

first_imgPH badminton star Sarah Joy Barredo. Photo by Marc Anthony ReyesKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines’ No. 1 badminton player knew how big the sport was in this country.But Sarah Joy Barredo didn’t realize how huge it was until she played here for her first Southeast Asian Games stint.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony “Hopefully I can use the SEA Games experience to improve and win golds in the future,” she said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s very awe-inspiring,” said the 17-year-old Barredo in Filipino.She said playing in 16,000-seater Axiata Arena — which was filled to the rafters all week of the competitions — can be overwhelming.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“But of course I remember I was here to play for the Philippines and had to give my everything,” said the many-time Palarong Pambansa champion.Barredo made it through the quarterfinals bowed to World No. 22 Pornpawee Chochungwong of Thailand. CJ Perez early favorite for NCAA MVP LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Badminton super powers Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand sent teams here.But some of Malaysia’s shuttler including legend Lee Chong Wei didn’t see action because of the on-going World Championships in Glasgow.She and partner Alyssa Leonardo also crashed the doubles quarterfinals but lost to a Vietnamese pair.Literally a badminton hall rat, Barredo made the Rizal Memorial Badminton Center her own playground growing up because her mother worked there as ticket counter officer.The senior high at Philippine Women’s University-Jose Abad Santos Memorial School already has offers from big UAAP schools like Ateneo, La Salle and National University.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

NIT Kurukshetra invites applications at non-teaching posts

first_imgNational Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra has invited applications at various non-teaching posts. Candidates can apply latest by September 8.Post details:Total posts: 74 postsPost name:Sr. Students activities and sports officer: 1 postPrincipal Technical Officer: 1 postExecutive Engineer: 1 postMedical Officer: 1 postAssistant Engineer (civil): 1 postAssistant Engineer (Electrical): 1 postJunior Engineer (civil): 1 postJunior Engineer (Electrical): 1 postTechnical Assistant: 27 postsTechnicians: 19 postsLaboratory Assistants: 1 postStudents activities and sports officer assistant: 1 postAccountant: 2 postsSecretary: 1 postStenographers: 4 postsJunior Assistant: 10 postsEligibility criteria: Age limit: Sr. Students activities and sports officer: Candidates should not be more than 45 years.Principal Technical Officer: Candidates should not be more than 45 years.Executive Engineer: Candidates should not be more than 40 years.Medical Officer: Candidates should not be more than 35 years.Assistant Engineer (civil): Candidates should not be more than 36 years.Assistant Engineer (Electrical): Candidates should not be more than 36 years.Junior Engineer (civil): Candidates should not be more than 30 years.Junior Engineer (Electrical): Candidates should not be more than 30 years.Technical Assistant: Candidates should not be more than 30 years.Technicians: Candidates should not be more than 27 years.Laboratory Assistants: Candidates should not be more than 27 years.Students activities and sports officer assistant: Candidates should not be more than 30 years.Accountant: Candidates should not be more than 30 years.Secretary: Candidates should not be more than 30 years.Stenographers: Candidates should not be more than 27 years.Junior Assistant: Candidates should not be more than 27 years.Educational qualification:To know about the qualifications in details, candidates must visit the official website.Pay Scale:Sr. Students activities and sports officer: Rs 15, 600- 39, 100 + GP 8, 000Principal Technical Officer: Rs 15, 600- 39, 100 + GP 7, 600Executive Engineer: Rs 15, 600- 39, 100 + GP 6, 600Medical Officer: Rs 15, 600- 39, 100 + GP 5, 400Assistant Engineer (civil): Rs 9, 300- 34, 800 + GP 4, 600Assistant Engineer (Electrical): Rs 9, 300- 34, 800 + GP 4, 600Junior Engineer (civil): Rs 9, 300- 34, 800 + GP 4, 200Junior Engineer (Electrical): Rs 9, 300- 34, 800 + GP 4, 200Technical Assistant: Rs 9, 300- 34, 800 + GP 4, 200Technicians: Rs 5, 200-20, 00 + GP 2, 000Laboratory Assistants: Rs 5, 200-20, 00 + GP 2, 000Students activities and sports officer assistant: Rs 9, 300- 34, 800 + GP 4, 200Accountant: Rs 9, 300- 34, 800 + GP 4, 200Secretary: Rs 9, 300- 34, 800 + GP 4, 200Stenographers: Rs 5, 200-20, 00 + GP 2, 400Junior Assistant: Rs 5, 200-20, 00 + GP 2, 000How to apply:Candidates are required to send their duly filled application forms to “The Registrar, NIT, Kurukshetra-136119”. Incomplete applications will not be entertained.advertisementApplication fee: Candidates are required to pay an application fee of Rs 200 by cash deposit or Rs 250 by draft in favour of Director, NIT Kurukshetra, payable at SBI, NIT Kurukshetra.last_img read more

PBA D-League: Wangs pounds Marinerong Pilipino for 2nd win

first_imgArvin Tolentino leads Wangs Basketball. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Wangs Basketball showed no remorse and dominated Marinerong Pilipino, 88-78, win in the 2019 PBA D-League Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Arvin Tolentino exploded for 32 points with 12 rebounds and four blocks, leading Wangs’ offense as it bumped its record to a solid 2-1.ADVERTISEMENT It wasn’t all Tolentino, though, as some Couriers also joined in the tough grind.Holding a slim 58-57 lead, Wangs pinned down the Skippers and went on a 13-0 spurt and erected a 71-57 lead with 6:31 left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThat quick action was enough for the Couriers to hold on despite Marinerong Pilipino’s late-game charge.Gelo Vito provided ample support as he rammed the paint for 10 points, seven rebounds, and four assists for while Radge Tongco and Darius Estrella pitched in 11 and 10 points, respectively. “Marinero is a big fish, and it’s big thing that we prepared hard for that team,” said Wangs head coach Pablo Lucas in Filipino.Orlan Wamar led the Skippers, who fell to 2-2, with 25 points while Felix Apreku added 14 points and 16 rebounds. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash View comments P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy MOST READ Eddie Alvarez not backing down from ‘toughest, most dangerous’ guys in ONE LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

TAKE CARE TRAVELLING TO NATIONAL 18’S IN COFFS

first_imgIt is no secret that the Pacific Highway is one of the most notorious stretches on road in Australia. Touch Football Australia would like to remind all of those travelling to Coffs Harbour for the event to take extreme car on the road. An ABC report this morning said that six people have died in the past nine days on the Pacific Highway between Macksville and Grafton. The Coffs Harbour City Council also informed me that since 2000, 55 people have died in road accidents in the region. So please, when travelling to and from the event, make sure that your drivers are awake and in a suitable state to drive, keep to the speed limit and drive with caution. lease remember the history of accidents on the road and do everything you can to ensure you make it to Coffs safely.last_img

10 months agoReading defender O’Shea offers advice to Man Utd ace Pogba

first_imgReading defender O’Shea offers advice to Man Utd ace Pogbaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReading defender John O’Shea says the jury should still be out for Paul Pogba and his revival at Manchester United.Ahead of today’s FA Cup tie, O’Shea believes the midfielder must now discover consistency.”I remember Paul from the youth team. He was so bubbly, everybody knew he was a fantastic talent. He will be a huge star for United because there’s that ability. And once he concentrates on that, he’ll be a fantastic player for years to come. He won the World Cup, so he’s doing enough talking on the pitch, but he’s got to make sure he keeps doing it.”The best players maintain that level consistently season after season, and the attributes that he has, if he can maintain that, he will become like he’s showing at the minute — that player who scores goals, creates goals. And if he does that I’m sure the United fans will get right behind him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 days agoBournemouth keeper Ramsdale admits Bolton rejection sparked career

first_imgBournemouth keeper Ramsdale admits Bolton rejection sparked careerby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale admits rejection by Bolton Wanderers has sparked his career.Ramsdale was released from Bolton at the age of 15 after being told he was “too small and couldn’t kick”. He said: “It’s been difficult.“There’s a lot of rejection as a young kid, obviously getting released at Bolton – being too small and couldn’t kick.“But that could possibly be the best thing which ever happened to me. It gave me the backbone and the toughness to never say die.“Signing here (at Cherries) from Sheffield United, it was a lonely journey for the first two years.“I didn’t enjoy it and probably didn’t fulfil my potential but had two good loan periods.“One with Chesterfield, which we got relegated in but one with Wimbledon where we managed to stay up.“I can look back at that in the mirror and say I had a massive part to play. I think I grew into a man.“Now I am standing here today, I am using my experiences from then to take into the games for Bournemouth.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the

first_imgTORONTO – Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Mining conferenceThe annual convention of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada kicks off on Sunday in Toronto. The four-day meet up is one of the world’s largest conventions for the mining industry with over 1,000 exhibitors and 24,000 attendees from around the world.Trade-war fearsU.S. President Donald Trump has promised details on his proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the United States this week. Trump has said he wants a 25 per cent tariff on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum, but provided few other details. The move, which some fear may spark a trade war, comes as the seventh round of the NAFTA negotiations wrap up in Mexico City on Monday.Interest ratesThe Bank of Canada is expected to make its latest pronouncement on interest rates on Wednesday. The rate announcement follows recent reports by Statistics Canada that the economy grew less than economists had expected in the fourth quarter of 2017, but that core inflation continued to tick higher in January. The central bank has raised its key interest rate target three times in the past year. It now stands at 1.25 per cent.Economic dataThe Bank of Canada has said its decisions will be data dependant and this week will see several key economic data points. Statistics Canada releases the international merchandise trade results for January on Wednesday, building permits for January on Thursday and jobs figures for February on Friday.More corporate earningsConstruction company Aecon Group Inc. releases fourth-quarter and year-end results on Tuesday. The company is facing a full national security review of its sale to a Chinese state-owned business. Other companies reporting results this week include Morneau Shepell Inc. on Wednesday and Cara Operations Ltd. on Friday.last_img read more