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Protests and arrests over climate change

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first_imgMae Penner, Chair of OUSU Environment & Ethics Campaign commented on the benefits of the protest. “I think the protest reveals a genuine concern for the environment and the direction of current government policy. Holding energy-users hostage by attempting to cut off their power supply raises questions of fairness, but it could also be argued that npower are holding people hostage by continuing a programme of heavily emitting coal-fired power stations.”Thames Valley Police had already arrested 11 protestors who chained themselves to coal conveyors on Tuesday evening. Based on suspicion of aggravated trespass, the eleven arrests, of six men and five women, took place in the coal conveyor building.Another Oxford student said, “The protest was organised by a group of ordinary people who happened to meet at the summer’s ‘Camp for Climate Action’ and upon hearing about the horrific effects of climate change, particularly that of burning coal decided to take action. So they got on their bikes and shut down a power station.”He added, “I absolutely support this protest, Didcot emits 20,000 tons of CO2 per year, which is the same amount as the 34 least emitting countries in the world.”Students and residents alike were also given a taste of climate change activism in central Oxford last weekend as environmental campaigners converged on Bonn Square on Saturday 24th October to mark 350.org’s International Day of Climate Action.Around 170 people participated in the 350.org demonstration in Bonn Square. OUSU President Stefan Baskerville and representatives from OUSU’s Environment & Ethics campaign, were also in attendance.Mae Penner was one of the key figures in the demonstration and she highlighted its importance, “As the climate talks in Copenhagen draw near, it is more vital than ever that we, as citizens, go out and show our political leaders that we support an ambitious, fair and binding international deal to combat climate change.”“It is estimated that climate change currently causes 300,000 deaths a year (99% of which are in developing countries), with this number set to rise rapidly. It was therefore very heartening to see so many people come together on Saturday, crossing the town-gown divide in a demonstration of international solidarity to demand positive political progress.”350.org, founded in 2007, is an international organisation that aims to cut global Carbon Dioxide emissions by 80% by 2050. The name derives from research that shows that CO2 levels in the atmosphere have exceeded a critical level of 350 parts per million. Saturday’s demonstration was part of a worldwide day of climate actions in support of the organisation.Daniel Lowe, OUSU Environment and Ethics Officer said, “It was great to see Oxford residents and Oxford students coming together to respond as a community to the great threat of our time.”Saturday saw an estimated 5200 events in 181 countries where people came together to raise awareness of the organisation and promote environmental causes. Climate change has been top of the agenda in Oxford this week, with two students arrested following a protest at an Oxfordshire power station, and town and gown joining together in a demonstration to raise the awareness of climate change.The Thames Valley Police Press Office has revealed that nine people, including two Oxford students, were arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass at Didcot Power Station, Oxfordshire, on Wednesday morning at 4.30am.The protesters, four women and five men, spent 3 nights in tents they pitched on top of an emissions chimney on Monday. They had planned to stay up the chimney for a week leaving the power station operators unable to restart the boilers, but came down when they realised they would be unable to shut down the facility as planned.One of the students, Lucie Minchin, of Pembroke College, said, “On Monday at about 4 in the morning over twenty of us cycled to Didcot Power Station.”She explained “We were prepared to be there for as long as it took, but our plans to go inside the flues were not going to work.” Minchin added that while her fellow protesters have been bailed away from Oxfordshire, she has been allowed to stay “because they can’t bail me away from my own house.”Another protester commented, “I never thought in my life I would do anything like this. It’s amazing how working with committed people can empower you to confront these massive companies and help force real change in the world.”The spokesperson for RWE npower said, “We are relieved that they have come down safely. We are grateful for the support of the police in ensuring that this incident came to a peaceful and safe conclusion and will cooperate with and support the police in any actions that they feel appropriate. The station continues to operate normally.”The spokesperson added that three of the power station’s four units had been converted to burn natural gas as an alternative to coal, “These 3 units were already using gas before protesters arrived on site. Didcot is unique in its ability to burn both coal and gas, to reflect market needs.”“We recognise the challenge of climate change and operate a diverse mix of power stations. That mix will change going forward as we move towards a low carbon economy.”last_img read more

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RTS Flexible Systems

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first_imgRTS Flexible Systems (Irlam, Manchester) a provider of integrated robotic and automation systems for the food industry, has developed a solution for picking and packing food products into variety packs.The system can also be adapted to cope with changes in pack configuration due to the introduction of new flavours or ’limited-edition’ offers.The solution was originally developed for a chocolate biscuit manufacturer. It used RTS’ PixCell TM technology to combine the speed and flexibility of 120-cycle per minute, vision-guided robots with RTS VIP TMline balancing software and RTS-developed gripper designs.According to David Bradford, RTS managing director: “We were able to achieve significant cost savings by replacing a complex and repetitive manual operation to pack multiple product variants with an automated solution.This significantly increases throughput and reduces line downtime. It has the advantage of improved quality control, and there are benefits for hygiene and personnel health because of the reduction in human intervention.”last_img read more

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Napoli woo Edinson Cavani with £6million-a-year deal

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first_imgNapoli are preparing to offer Edinson Cavani a huge £6million-a-year deal to bring him back to the San Paolo, seven years after leaving for PSG. The Uruguayan spent three goal laden seasons with the Serie A side, smashing in 104 strikes in 134 games and winning the Coppa Italia in 2012. Those stats earned him a £58m move to PSG in 2013, leading the line for the French giants through the rest of the decade and forming powerful attacking partnerships with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Angel Di Maria, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. However, the 33-year-old has finally been displaced this season, with loan star Mauro Icardi scoring 20 goals in 31 games this term. Cavani has not signed a new deal keeping him in France for 2021, and with the striker halfway out the exit door already, Napoli are lining up a sensational return, according to TuttoSport. Cavani would be more than welcome back at the San Paolo, with Napoli enduring a difficult season after their second place finish last term. Napoli eager to have Cavani back in the foldAdvertisement Promoted Content10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging10 Legendary Movies To Learn History FromThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Dystopian Movie Worlds You’d Never Want To Live In10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Enigmatic Discoveries That Left Everyone Baffled6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time? The Naples side sacked Carlo Ancelotti in December, bringing in Gennaro Gattuso, with their maverick owner Aurelio De Laurentiis threatening to dock players’ wages after a slow start. They now sit in sixth, 24 points adrift of league leaders Juventus after 26 games – scoring just 41 goals. Cavani’s season has been just as unsuccessful, managing just four goals in Ligue 1. He has already been linked to a move to the MLS this season, with David Beckham’s Inter Miami a possible destination. Boca Juniors have also shown interest, with the club’s president aiming to sign Cavani in the summer. However, he has now reversed that claim, saying the star would cost too much. Read AlsoTransfer market operators line up Cavani to replace Ighalo at Man Utd Cavani will leave PSG as their all-time top scorer, currently sitting on 200 goals after playing 301 games. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

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Betradar and Pinnacle take esports titles at the SBC Awards

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first_imgBetradar and Pinnacle landed the two esports awards at the annual SBC Awards yesterday evening. The former took home the Esports Supplier of the Year title, whilst Pinnacle took home the Esports Bookmaker of the Year award, retaining their title from last year. More than 500 gambling professionals attended the raucous affair at the HAC Artillery Gardens where 28 awards were handed out in total. The evening was hosted by Matt Lorenzo and famous former Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia, and guests were treated to a champagne reception followed by a three course meal and entertainment. The full esports results are below, including all nominees and those who were Highly Commended:Esports Supplier of the Year (Sponsored by Esports Insider)Winner – BetradarHighly Commended – BetgeniusAbiosPinnacleUltraplayRTSmunityEsports Bookmaker of the Year (Sponsored by Betradar)Winner – PinnacleHighly Commended – Danske SpilUnikrnESP.betGG.betBetradar, a subsidiary of Sportradar AG has had a busy year. The company has signed multiple partnerships with companies such as PvPRO, Fortuna and Francaise des Jeux but to name a few. Additionally, the company continues to work prominently with the Esports Integrity Coalition safeguarding the integrity of esports.Pinnacle was one of the first operators to enter the esports market and continues to offer an array of odds across multiple titles. The operator prides itself on not limiting the accounts of winners as well as having broader limits than several other bookmakers who work in the space. Sam Cooke, inspirational speaker, growth hacker, award presenter and Editor-in-Chief of Esports Insider spouted: “It’s great to see Sportradar and Pinnacle both honoured for their continued good work in the esports space. We’ve seen the space develop a lot since last year and it looks set to be another busy year in the world of esports gambling”.James Watson, Head of Esports at Sportradar commented: “Of course esports has been an area of great interest to the sports betting industry and operators around the world. When we entered the space, we made the conscious decision to take our time, ensure all our offerings into the market were credible, reliable and bringing value to our customers. We may not have been the first out of the blocks, but the feedback from clients who joined us a while back as well as those who have moved across to us recently, is that we developed our offering in the right way. This award feels like the vindication of that approach and that philosophy”.Marco Blume, Trading Director at Pinnacle said: “To be voted Esports Bookmaker of the Year at the SBC Awards and against such challenging competition caps another fantastic year for Pinnacle. This is a just reward for all the work that has gone into our new Esports Hub so I’d like to thank the whole team for their efforts”.Disclaimer: SBC Awards is run by SBC Global, the parent company of Esports Insider.last_img read more

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