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Obama Deal Increases Fuel-economy Standards for US Cars

Obama Deal Increases Fuel-economy Standards for US Cars

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorePresident Obama today announced the next phase in the Administration’s program to increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas pollution for all new cars and trucks sold in the United States. These new standards will cover cars and light trucks for Model Years (MY) 2017-2025, requiring performance equivalent to 54.5 mpg in 2025 while reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 163 grams per mile.Developed in partnership with auto manufacturers, the State of California, the United Auto Workers (UAW), national environmental organizations and other stakeholders, these standards will:Save Money at the Pump* Thanks to the standards, consumers will save an estimated $1.7 trillion dollars in real fuel costs over the life of their vehicles.* By 2025, the standards are projected to save families an estimated $8,200 in fuel savings over the lifetime of a new vehicle, relative to the Model Year 2010 standard.Cut Oil Dependence     * As our cars and trucks become more fuel efficient, we will need to use less oil. Over the life of the program, the standards will save an estimated 12 billion barrels of oil – nearly four years’ worth of consumption by light-duty vehicles at current levels.* By 2025, the standards for MY 2011-2025 will reduce oil consumption by an estimated 2.2 million barrels a day – more than we import from any country other than Canada. As the vehicle fleet turns over and older vehicles are replaced with more efficient ones, the oil savings from these standards will grow, ultimately reaching over 4 million barrels a day – nearly as much as we import from all OPEC countries combined.* The standards are critical to meeting President Obama’s goal of cutting oil imports by one-third by 2025, contributing over half the savings needed to meet the President’s goal.Protect Human Health and the Environment* The standards will reduce carbon dioxide pollution by over 6 billion metric tons – equivalent to the emissions from the United States last year, or what the Amazon rainforest absorbs in three years.* The standards will protect public health by cutting air pollutants such as air toxics, smog, and soot.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

French legend will visit Riga during the farewell tour – Basketball…

French legend will visit Riga during the farewell tour – Basketball…

first_imgTTT and Basket Landes will compete twice. The first meeting will take place on October 14 in Mondemarsan, France – it will be the debut game of the opposing team in the Euroleague. The answer fight will take place on Wednesday, December 16, at the Elektrum Olympic Center in Riga.In July 2018, Basket Landes announced its intention to enter the FIBA ​​Euroleague by 2022. This was an ambitious goal, given that the club’s budget at the time was only the seventh largest in the French Women’s Premier League (€ 1.487 million, for the flagship Bourges Basket € 3.354 million).This summer, Basket Landes applied to start the European Cup, but the pandemic changed the situation. Lattes Montpellier, the quarterfinal of the Euroleague 2019 season, refused to enter the tournament due to financial uncertainties and … the third ticket to France fell into the hands of Basket Landes on 15 July.Even before these events, Basket Landes announced that the 2021 season would be Selina Dumerk’s “farewell dance” – the long-time leader of the French national team announced on May 18 that she would end her career next year.Dumerka, like Tony Parker, became a bright star in the skies of France and world basketball. Like her great compatriot, she wanted to end her national team career at the 2016 Rio Games, but was postponed due to injury until the EuroBasket Women 2017 final in Prague.Defending Les Bleus played 262 games, finishing the loss to Spain. Tops of the national team – European title in 2009 in Riga and historical silver at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.In the “Dumerca era”, France became a constant contender for the European title, being the main challenger of Russia and then Spain. Although silver had to be settled more often in the continental championships (2013, 2015, 2017), Riga and London managed to overtake all traditional competitors.The match manager has been defending French colors since 2003. Dumerka’s cold blood and long shots in the decisive minutes changed the outcome of the games. FIBA named him the best player of 2012. Last year, she attended the Women’s EuroBasket 2019 games in Riga as a TV commentator.One week ago, on August 10, Basket Landes learned that they would not have to play in the Euroleague qualifiers. Yesterday, the club participated in the tournament draw for the first time, finding out six of the seven opponents. The first of these will be the TTT unit. Another significant detail – Gunta Baško, Chairman of the Board of the Riga Club, defended the colors of “Basket Landes” for two years (2014-2016).Artūrs Štālbergs, “TTT Rīga” general managerBasketball club “TTT Rīga” is drawn in group B, which does not lack loud names and historically successful teams. A calendar has been established with the start of the regular season on October 14, however, there is a high probability that FIBA ​​will use Plan B. It expects the games to start only in January 2021 and the regular season will be played in an abbreviated format. FIBA has not provided an answer as to what this format might look like – specific decisions are expected after the board meeting scheduled for September 1.The representatives of the clubs at the meeting emphasized that the beginning of the regular season in October would be a big plus from the budget point of view – the teams are staffed with several legionnaires, but in local championships there are limits for foreign players, which complicates the situation. Travel restrictions between countries on 1 September and quarantine requirements will go a long way. FIBA is working with national federations to develop a concrete action plan.I very much hope that we will soon see the best European women’s basketball in Riga, but concrete decisions have to wait a bit. At present, the staff, coaching staff and staff of TTT Rīga are continuing. We will announce the news in the coming days, but at the beginning of September we will start training and preparations for 2020/2021. season. “Find a calendar and mark TTT games @EuroLeagueWomen – See you @olimpiskais !Schedule is OUT!🎁🎁🎁Calendar and mock orderhttps: //t.co/dIn1Yp40JR pic.twitter.com/1GRtiy4pOH– TTT Riga (@TTTRiga) August 18, 2020EuroLeague Women 2021: mock orderSixteen clubs, divided into groups A and B, will play a two-round tournament (14 games) from 14 October 2020 to 25 February 2021. The top four teams in each group will qualify for the playoffs. The quarterfinals in the series with up to two victories will take place on March 10, 17 and, if necessary, March 24. The “Four Finals” will take place on 16-18. in April. Main tournament and quarterfinals on Wednesdays.The fifth and sixth best teams in each group will be eligible to continue the season in the European Cup by participating in the quarter-finals. The quarter-finals will take place on March 11 and 18, the winners will be determined in the sum of two games. The semi-finals are scheduled for March 25 and April 1, and the final on April 7 and 14.Euroleague calendar in group B (home games “Elektrum” at the Olympic Center)14.10.2020 Basket Landes – TTT Riga21.10.2020 TTT Riga – Uni Girona / I Sepsi29.10.2020 TTT Riga – Yekaterinburg UGMK (Thursday)03.11.2020 TTT Riga – Sopron Basket (Tuesday)——————————————– Break of National Units 9-16 . November (sampling plan A)26.11.2020 Galatasaray Istanbul – TTT Riga (Thursday)02.12.2020 Bourges Basket – TTT Riga09.12.2020 TTT Riga – Make her Schio16.12.2020 TTT Riga – Basket Landes——————————————– Christmas holidays06.01.2021 Uni Girona / SIC Sepsi – TTT Riga14.01.2021 Ekaterinburg UGMK – TTT Riga (Thursday)21.01.2021 Sopron Basket – TTT Riga (Thursday)26.01.2021 TTT Riga – Galatasaray (otrdiena)——————————————- Break of national units on 31 January – 14 February (sampling plan B)17.02.2021 TTT Riga – Bourges Basket25.02.2021 Famila Schio – TTT Riga (Thursday)Resources used:https://www.tttriga.lv/lv/jaunumi/t…The French legend in 2021 will put an end to his careerlast_img read more

Cyclists begin ride from DC to Connecticut to honor gun violence victims

Cyclists begin ride from DC to Connecticut to honor gun violence victims

first_img Related Team 26(WASHINGTON) — A team of 26 cyclists will ride off Thursday on a 400-mile trip to honor victims of gun violence, including the 26 people killed in a 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.The volunteer cyclists are also riding in the annual event to raise awareness for common-sense gun legislation as gun control advocates face a Republican-led Congress and a president, Donald Trump, who spoke last week at the National Rifle Association (NRA).“This movement is going to persist. We are going to continue to fight to reduce gun violence,” Monte Frank, founder of the Team 26 ride, told ABC News in an interview Wednesday. “Honestly I think we’ll be riding for a couple more years and that’s discouraging, but we’ll persist because lives are at stake.”Frank, a lawyer who lives in Newtown, Connecticut, where Sandy Hook Elementary School is located, came up with the idea for the Team 26 ride during a sleepless night days after the school shooting.A lone gunman burst into Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012, and fatally shot 20 first-grade students and six of the school’s staff members, including the principal.“There was a period of time for about three to four weeks where if I was getting three hours of sleep that was a lot,” said Frank, who started cycling in law school. “In one of those nights I had the idea of riding to Washington.”“I woke up the next morning and called a couple of my cycling buddies and every single one of them said, ‘I’m in. Let’s start planning this,’” Frank recalled.For the first four years of the ride, Team 26 cyclists pedaled from Newtown to Washington, D.C., finishing with a rally at the U.S. Capitol featuring members of Congress.This year, the cyclists are starting their ride in Washington, D.C., and will finish on Sunday with a rally in Newtown that will include some family members of Sandy Hook victims.The change in the route reflects the uphill battle gun control advocates have faced since the 2012 shooting.“Every year we’ve ridden to Congress to send a message that they are clearly not listening to,” Frank said. “So we decided to reverse and ride with Congress at our back and through the states and communities that are actually working hard to reduce the scourge of gun violence.”The new route will take the cyclists through cities and states, including New Jersey and Delaware, that they applaud for taking steps to reduce gun violence. Rallies will be held along the way, a show of support that the cyclists say is very touching.“The atmosphere is unlike any I’ve ever experienced,” said Andrea Myers, who lives in a town near Newtown and has participated in Team 26 since its founding. “We have people, when we’re stopped at a stop light in the middle of nowhere, roll down their window and say, ‘Hey I saw you guys on the news. Thank you so much for what you’re doing. It means a lot to me.’”Myers was touched by gun violence 10 years ago when her childhood best friend was killed in an Omaha, Nebraska, shooting. She said she is among the majority in the group who have been personally touched by gun violence.“It’s a much bigger problem than I think even people realize,” she said.Frank, the ride’s founder, has a cousin who is a survivor of gun violence. One of Frank’s children graduated from Sandy Hook Elementary School prior to the shooting.“Newtown is a community that is forever changed,” Frank said of his hometown. “We move forward and try to do the best we can.”Among the 26 cyclists on this year’s team is an emergency room doctor who helped treat Sandy Hook victims on the day of the shooting. Two other cyclists have personal connections to the shooting at Virginia Tech in 2007 that left 32 victims dead.The cyclists are all every day people who volunteer their time to complete what Frank calls a “grueling ride.” They are supported by a crew of six volunteers.Frank described the success of the Team 26 ride, which grows and partners with more gun control advocacy groups each year, as “bittersweet.”“On the one hand I’m really proud of the team and my teammates for working so hard and so selflessly to ride to try and make a difference in our country,” he said. “On the other hand, every day that I have to work on this and to plan for it and get on my bike and ride for it, it makes me sad that it came about because of 20 first graders and six wonderful teachers being murdered in their classrooms.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Jacket a perfect fit for Kevin

Jacket a perfect fit for Kevin

first_imgThe fairways have benefitted from recent rains and, in fact, it was no carts on fairways for many fairways, but not all. The greens played well, but there were some tricky pin placements.The weather was certainly very warm but without the odd relieving breeze that we have had other days.It has been almost three weeks since Kevin LaBar wore the Green Jacket. He has taken a liking to it as he showed again today how perfectly it fits him. Kevin’s score of 40 points had him in front, but close behind were two players on 39 points.Francis McGuigan, in a rare visit to Links, won that countback from another who we have not seen for some time, Gabriel Enright.George Mueller sat on his own at the 34 points mark for fourth place, followed by another countback for fifth and sixth.This was a three-way contest with all on 33 points, where Bill Stewart had the best back nine to beat Mike Firkin, while Rowan Lucas, in his last game this trip, was unlucky to miss out.Bryan Barrell and Iain Craigen both expected some headwear, just which way around. Bryan wore the “silly hat” for 9 points on a nine and Iain had his favourite “wig” for lowest score.Regular readers may wonder why six places!At Links, the organizers are usually able to breeze through the day, all systems work. BUT there are some days where people cannot fall into line. Late nights, no phone calls, yes, I am, no I’m not etc. Maurice changed the envelopes five times between 7.00 am and 8.44 am. Two flights, no, one flight, no…In the end “just do six places, phew!” Normal calm will resume tomorrow.Near pins: Bill Copeland (A flight), Tip Briney x 2 (B flight), and once again one “A’ flight pin went begging.Winners at Green Valley1st Place – Kevin LaBar (12) – 40 pts2nd Place – Francis McGuigan (16) – 39 pts c/back3rd Place – Gabriel Enright (17) – 39 pts4th Place – George Mueller (15) – 34 pts5th Place – Bill Stewart (20) – 33 pts c/back6th Place – Mike Firkin (24) – 33 pts c/backBest Front Nine (non-winners) Wayne Peppernell 19 ptsBest Back Nine (non-winners) Andrew Purdie 20 pts Winner, Kevin LaBar with Bryan Barrell (L) and Iain Craigen (R).Pattaya Links Golf SocietyRayong Green Valley Wednesday. Oct. 2 StablefordWhen Pattaya Links Golf Society went to Green Valley a month ago for the first time in a long time, it was being prepared for a Singha Competition and was in very good shape.Happy to say now, that standard has been kept up and the course is looking very good.last_img read more

Seagulls soar into grand final

Seagulls soar into grand final

first_imgBy Romy Stephens WEST GIPPSLAND FOOTBALL NETBALL COMPETITION REVIEW – FINALS WEEK 2 Tooradin-Dalmore became the first side to book its spot in…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img