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  • Government closes TV station owned by political rival

    first_img April 30, 2021 Find out more to go further April 16, 2020 Find out more MadagascarAfrica MadagascarAfrica News Help by sharing this information The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Follow the news on Madagascar Receive email alerts Madagascar : Sabotage silences TV channel that criticized coronavirus measurescenter_img December 17, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government closes TV station owned by political rival Reporters Without Borders condemns the government’s closure of Viva TV since 13 December, after it broadcast a message by former President Didier Ratsiraka. The authorities accused the station, owned by the mayor of Antananarivo, of broadcasting statements liable to “disturb public order and security.” Ratsiraka has lived in exile in Paris since 2002.“Viva’s closure signals a hardening in President Marc Ravalomanana’s policy towards news media regarded as sympathetic towards the opposition,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Diversity of views must be tolerated in Madagascar and we call on the authorities to reverse this decision and allow the station to resume operating.”Located in the district of Ambodivona, Viva TV was closed by police officers who arrived in two trucks at about 11:30 p.m. on 13 December with a document signed by the minister of telecommunications, post and communication, Bruno Andriantavision, ordering its immediate closure. The police also confiscated the DVD containing the former president’s message. There was no mention of how long the ban would last.President Ratsiraka’s message, recorded in Paris on 2 December and dealing with the political, social and economic situation in Madagascar, had been broadcast by Viva TV just a few hours before the raid.Extracts from the message had already been widely broadcast by other stations and printed by the privately-owned daily Midi Madagasikara on its front page two days before without any of these media being bothered by the police.Viva TV owner and director Andry Rajoelina described the closure as a “purely political decision” and said claimed “the government had been intending to close Viva TV for a long time.” He also accused the head of the media regulatory body of harassing the station for the previous two weeks, looking for any pretext to close it.Rajoelina’s relations with the government have been tense ever since he was elected mayor of Antananarivo a year ago, defeating the ruling party candidate. November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports RSF urges Madagascar to let journalists cover Covid-19 freely News News Organisation RSF_en last_img read more

  • Fitch projects 110GW of new solar capacity in Southeast U.S. by 2029

    first_imgFitch projects 110GW of new solar capacity in Southeast U.S. by 2029 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):The Southeast U.S. could see about 110 GW of solar capacity additions from 2020 through 2029, even as federal tax subsidies for solar projects phase out, according to Fitch Solutions Macro Research.And the potential exists for even more solar in the long run, Fitch Solutions analysts wrote in a Jan. 10 report. Capacity additions are clustered in a few states, including North Carolina, Florida and Georgia, but other states with smaller solar markets could see growth as project costs continue to decline.Utilities’ long-term resource plans are among the key factors driving the Southeast’s boost in solar. Duke Energy Corp., NextEra Energy Inc. and its flagship utility Florida Power & Light Co., Entergy Corp., Tennessee Valley Authority, and Southern Co. subsidiary Georgia Power Co. plan to add a collective 13.5 GW of new solar capacity over the next 10 years.“Utilities continue to advance their renewable energy initiatives as wind and solar power plants are becoming increasingly economical,” Fitch Solutions said. “In addition, utilities are facing increased demand from customers to act on climate change.”State and local renewable portfolio standards and community solar initiatives are expected to play significant roles in growing solar capacity in southeastern states. While Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina are the only states in the region with renewable energy targets, Fitch Solutions noted that 23 cities and 4 counties pledged to reach 100% renewable energy, including Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Orlando, Fla. Local communities and utilities are increasingly working together to implement solar projects to meet customer demand, such as FPL’s “SolarTogether” community program that calls for installing 1,490 MW of new solar capacity.Commercial and industrial customers’ clean energy appetite is also feeding into the Southeast solar frenzy, particularly for states that do not have as many projects built. For example, Alabama’s current solar capacity will more than double once projects with electricity contracted to nonutility customers such as Facebook Inc. come online. “We expect additional renewable energy procurements to drive further significant growth in the Southeast U.S. solar industry, as the region will remain a top solar destination due to its highly suitable climate, land availability and proximity to large corporations and power-hungry data centers,” Fitch Solutions wrote.[Ellen Meyers]More ($): Fitch Solutions: Southeast U.S. set for solar boom despite sunsetting tax creditlast_img read more

  • ​APG, PFA, Danica back $1.6bn lithium-ion battery debt financing

    first_imgAn artist’s impression of a Northvolt factoryOle Krogh Petersen, chief executive at Danica Pension, said he expected the investment to provide strong returns, while contributing to the green transition.“With their batteries for electric cars, Northvolt will play a major role in the transition of the transport sector from fossil fuels to sustainable forms of energy,” he said.A spokesman for APG said the firm had decided to invest in the Northvolt debt raising because it expected to make a good return. The loan also fit well with the aim of its client, the pension fund ABP, to increase the share of green investments in its portfolio, he said.“It is also an example of the opportunities we see in private markets in addition to investing in public markets,” he said.He declined to reveal the size of the Dutch pensions manager’s investment in the debt.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. Peter Tind Larsen, head of alternative investments at PFA, said: “We believe that electric vehicles will play a major role for many years in terms of reducing CO2 emissions from the transport sector.”Northvolt said it is aiming for 50% of raw materials to be derived from recycled batteries. European pension heavyweights PFA, Danica Pension and APG have invested in a $1.6bn (€1.4bn) financing package for Swedish lithium-ion battery maker Northvolt as part of a consortium of global investors including banks and public financial institutions.Danica Pension, the pensions subsidiary of Danske Bank, disclosed it had invested approximately DKK837m (€112.5m), and a spokesman for PFA told IPE the commercial mutual pension fund had invested the same amount.The financing takes the form of a subordinated loan and is to support Northvolt’s development of two lithium ion battery giga-factories and investments in research and development, industrialisation and recycling, according to the Swedish firm.Northvolt’s batteries are a key component of electric vehicles.last_img read more

  • Florida woman hid in the ceiling of a Big Lots for hours

    first_imgAuthorities have arrested a woman who was reportedly caught hiding inside the ceiling of a Big Lots store.The incident was reported at a store location in Port Charlotte, Florida.Officials say they received a call from the manager of the store to report a shoplifter who may be hiding in the ceiling of the store. When authorities arrived, the manager told officers that the suspect was last seen entering the store’s restroom with a cart full of merchandise but when the manager entered the restroom they noticed that the suspect was no longer there and several ceiling tiles had been moved.Deputies evacuated the store and began searching for the suspect.  They removed several tiles from the ceiling, however, the suspect, later identified as 37-year-old Kristina Perkins, refused to come down.Eventually authorities were able to get the suspect out of the ceiling and into custody.Officials reported that they found three syringes and a spoon with white residue in her purse which later tested positive for morphine.Perkins is now facing theft and drug charges.last_img read more

  • Golf Express anniversary sets the pace

    first_img5 May 2017 Golf Express anniversary sets the pace Golf Express is celebrating a very happy first birthday after a year highlighting that golf is a game which fits into any lifestyle.England Golf launched the Golf Express campaign last May to promote shorter, quicker formats – and it has captured the mood of the moment.Over the past 12 months, momentum has been gathering across the industry to prove that golf can be short, fun, fitted into a busy lifestyle – and show-stopping. What’s been happening?Over 25,000 people have been encouraged by Golf Express to play 9-hole golf or other short circuits, with over 200 clubs already using the website to post offers.Two months are dedicated to promoting Golf Express and England Golf is increasing investment in its national marketing campaign to drive traffic to the website, and to create even more interest around 9-hole golf and other shorter formats.This weekend, the European Tour will hold its inaugural GolfSixes tournament at Centurion Club in St Albans, when two-man teams from 16 countries will compete over six-hole circuits, accompanied by showbiz razzamatazz.The R&A has introduced a 9-hole competition for amateurs across GB&I, with the final taking place on the eve of The Open.Top golfers like Charley Hull, Melissa Reid, Martin Kaymer and Padraig Harrington have all featured on video endorsing the pleasures of 9-hole golf. Click here to view.England Golf ambassador Justin Rose has said he often plays 9 holes in practice and described Golf Express as:“A great way to play all the game in half the time.”Bromley Golf Centre has branded itself as a Golf Express centre to back the campaign and draw attention to shorter formats. Click here to view a video.Claire Hodgson, England Golf’s Head of Participation, commented: “It’s been fantastic to see the growing interest in short format golf and to get the support of top players and celebrities.“Golf Express has shown many golfers that they really can fit the game in alongside all their commitments – and that it’s a great way for families to relax and have fun together.”Nine-hole golf has plenty of health and social benefits. It can be played in just two hours while the player walks two to three miles, takes over 5000 steps and burns over 450 calories.There’s an even faster, more athletic version, promoted by British Speedgolf, which has recently partnered Golf Express. Speedgolfers jog between shots and can complete a full 18 holes in under 80 minutes, or 9 holes in under 40 minutes.“It’s been great to reach so many people in the first year of Golf Express and now we’re looking forward to getting even more players and golf clubs involved, showing golf really is game for all,” said Claire Hodgson.last_img read more