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Ector County solar farm breaks ground

first_img Facebook Local News Dignitaries shovel sand during 174 Power Global’s ground breaking ceremony for the Oberon solar power facility on I-20 east of Monahans. It was bright and sunny Tuesday afternoon as 174 Power Global officially broke ground on its new solar farm, a new project expected to provide solar energy to about 30,000 households.The farm, called Oberon Solar, is located on a 5,000 acre site in west Ector County near Monahans. 174 Power Global President, Henry Yun, said Oberon will generate about 150,000 megawatts of energy, enough to power about 30,000 households.Households will primarily be what the farm powers, 174 Power Global Senior Director Deborah Reyes said, as well as some commercial and industrial buildings.The way it works, Reyes said, is their company will be selling the power generated to counter-parties, other energy providers, who will then provide the solar energy to where it’s needed most in the area. Despite the switch, Reyes said customers shouldn’t see their power bills go up.“In general, since energy prices have been coming down, we expect customers won’t be seeing a price increase,” Reyes said.Yun said his company recognizes solar as a piece of the energy solution for the future, and said his company will continue to look for future solar projects in Texas. This is their second project in Texas after a 236 megawatt project located in Pecos County.174 Power Global acquired a number of tax abatements for the project from local entities including Ector County, the Ector County Hospital District and Odessa College. The land could wind up generating more revenue for Ector County, as Odessa Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Director Wes Burnett previously said the land was only generating about $1,500 a year due to an agricultural exemption.State Rep. Brooks Landgraf (R-Midland) was also in attendance and spoke before the groundbreaking. Landgraf said the Permian Basin has been known as an epicenter in the U.S. for fossil fuel production, and now there would be even greater expansion of solar energy throughout the region.“We have more potential for solar power here than virtually any other area in the country,” Landgraf said. “The Permian Basin is leading the way in our country’s march toward energy independence.”Landgraf said he used to pray for rain, but now he’ll just have to take whatever comes, rain or shine.The project began in October 2016, and Reyes said it is expected to be completed and operational by the first quarter of 2020. Twitter TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Ector County solar farm breaks ground Pinterest WhatsApp Previous article060419_El_Pollo_Riendo_JF_08Next articleCHAREN: Remove children from sex offender registries Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

How the big speech fared

first_imgPresident Barack Obama laid out an ambitious agenda for his second term during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, and Harvard was listening.Hundreds of students from both sides of the political aisle gathered at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum for a watch party sponsored by the Institute of Politics (IOP). Popcorn, soda, and big-screen television aside, they were there for more than just political theater.The night provided them with an opportunity to evaluate the president’s goals on issues that most affect their generation, such as economic growth, college affordability, and employment prospects. The speech came on the heels of the IOP’s “Millennials Civic Health Index,” a report released last week with three other civic organizations that presented a stark portrait of America’s 18- to 29-year-olds. Although millennials constituted more than a fifth of voters in November’s election, they haven’t fared well in this economy: Only 62.9 percent are currently working, 31.2 percent of them part time.“Frankly, I think education is the single most important factor to create jobs in the future,” said sophomore Jacob Carrel, a board member of the Harvard College Democrats. “I think President Obama understands that.”The president’s speech promised a focus on ensuring middle-class prosperity, challenged Congress to act more swiftly on pressing issues, and outlined a vision of smarter rather than bigger government. Calls for immigration reform and for bipartisan and private-sector solutions on climate change drew applause from the crowd. Obama’s appeal to raise the federal minimum wage earned favorable nods from much of the audience, as did his request that Congress give his proposals a straight up-or-down vote.“He sounded more confident than he had in a long time,” said sophomore Florence Chen, a member of the IOP student board. “I think that the president will probably deliver on maybe one or two of the many promises, and to be honest, I think that in our democratic process, that’s the best we can expect of him.”College Republicans also came away heartened.“I think that given the nature of this year’s elections, the Republican Party has shown a desire to work with the president on certain public policy issues. Immigration is one that comes to mind,” said junior Rajiv Tarigopula, president of the Harvard Republican Club. “I’m optimistic that there will be opportunities for bipartisan action in Congress.”— Katie Kochlast_img read more

Education rights affirmed

first_imgThe information in the charter provides an indication of what children, their parents and other caregivers may expect of the education system.(Image: Ray Maota) Lindiwe Mokate of the SAHRC said that the right to a basic education is a constitutionally protected right that is unequivocally guaranteed to all children in South Africa. (Image: SAHRC) MEDIA CONTACTS • Isaac Mangena   SAHRC: Communications Coordinator  + 27 11 877 3603 RELATED ARTICLES • New uniforms for needy pupils • Class of 2012 does it better • Teaching teens to fish • Safeguarding our future leadersRay MaotaA charter on basic education has been drawn up to clarify the South African government’s obligation to provide quality education to children, and to track its progress.The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has established its Charter of Children’s Basic Education Rights, and each year will measure progress against the charter using national and provincial data from Statistics South Africa, the Department of Basic Education and other research. While the charter is not legally binding on the state, it gives advice on how the state can meet its obligations, and will monitor its education delivery. South Africa is the third country in the world after Ireland and the United Kingdom to have a basic education charter.Lindiwe Mokate, the commissioner for children’s rights at the SAHRC, said: “The right to a basic education is a constitutionally protected right that is unequivocally guaranteed to all children in South Africa. It is considered a central facilitative right that is not qualified by expressions such as ‘available resources’, ‘progressive realisation’, or ‘reasonable legislative measures’, which are applicable to other socio-economic rights enshrined in our Constitution.”She added that it had increasingly been recognised at an international level that national human rights institutions were best placed to determine the monitoring indicators for economic and social rights given their independent nature and knowledge of local conditions.“The charter provides a statement of the various obligations of the state to ensure the realisation of the right to basic education, notes key shortcomings and inequities, revisits commitments made to address the gaps in achieving quality education, and the key role players are identified,” said Mokate.Aida Girma, Unicef’s representative in South Africa, said that the right to education was invaluable in attempts to eradicate poverty and tackle these challenges. “It is my hope that this charter will contribute to renewal of, and re-commitment to, quality basic education for all children in South Africa,” she said. The charterThere are many underlying factors behind the poor quality of education and educational outcomes.According to the SAHRC, these include: social and economic factors, such as poverty and low literacy levels and low levels of formal education in children’s families; insufficient levels of educational support at home; insufficient school infrastructure and basic services at schools such as water, sanitation and electricity; lack of learning resources and materials such as libraries, laboratories and text books; the cost of schooling; poorly trained teachers and teachers with insufficient subject knowledge; and lack of access to early childhood education, among others.The charter is an informational and advocacy tool that will help a wide range of stakeholders know their rights and responsibilities.The information in the charter provides an indication of what children, their parents and other caregivers may expect of the education system; an educational tool for parents and caregivers regarding the role they may be required to play so that children can enjoy their right to basic education; and a summative planning and monitoring tool for the departments of basic education regarding their respective obligations.It also includes a planning tool for institutions of higher learning and the national Department of Basic Education for their roles and responsibilities in relation to improving the quality of teachers, teaching and learning in the classroom, among other things.“Twenty years into the democratic dispensation we are still arguing about the norms and standards of education. Every child is entitled to a good education. We have spent time talking with little action as far as the child’s right to education is concerned,” said the SAHRC’s chairman, Lawrence Mushwana.The charter includes:The availability of education: basic education must be made available by the state to all children;The accessibility of education: education must be accessible to all children;Acceptable education: the curriculum, teachers, teaching methods, educational outcomes and teacher and  learner behaviour must be acceptable; and,Adaptable education: the education system must be inclusive, flexible and responsive to children’s different circumstances and learning needs.Mokate added: “The charter provides a benchmark of where we are in terms of fulfilling the right to a basic education and where we need to go to ensure that every child receives an education.”last_img read more

Story of Madiba and Zelda set for the big screen

first_img25 February 2016Zelda la Grange’s ‘Good Morning Mr Mandela’ to become a movie https://t.co/r0POLX37k5 pic.twitter.com/6ekvz5oN3S— Times LIVE (@TimesLIVE) February 23, 2016Zelda la Grange published her memoir, Good Morning, Mr Mandela, in 2014 to wide acclaim. Since then, it has been published worldwide, in several languages; now it is set to become a film.The book covers her years as private secretary to Nelson Mandela during his presidency and in his post-presidential staff until his death in 2013. La Grange was also a founding staff member of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.While many books have been written about the life of Mandela, La Grange’s was the first to offer an inside look at the day-to-day dealings of the person behind the icon. It offers a rare portrait of a humble but proud man on the pinnacle of history.The book also explores the contrast of a young, white Afrikaans woman serving the first black president of a newly democratic South Africa. It acts as a metaphor for the country as a whole, dealing with rapid changes and learning new ways to reconcile its turbulent history with its transition to democracy.In the book, La Grange also pays tribute to a man who taught her valuable lessons about human relationships and forgiveness.Bill Clinton, the former American president, called La Grange’s book “an important reminder of the lessons Madiba taught us all”.That remarkable story is now set to become a film, as announced on 22 February.Renowned, award-winning producer Trudie Styler, the producer of cult hit Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and the Bafta-winning science fiction film Moon, and her Maven Pictures have bought the rights to the book and have already begun working on a script.Let’s make a movie! @ZeldalaGrangeSA #GoodMorningMrMandela https://t.co/FYGdKdET4E— Maven Pictures (@Maven_Pictures) February 22, 2016La Grange relayed the news via Twitter this week, enthusiastic about telling one of South Africa’s good stories.Thank you Maven Pictures for believing in the power of a South African story https://t.co/9QBWbx3lXD— Zelda la Grange (@ZeldalaGrangeSA) February 22, 2016As news of the proposed film spread this week, naturally the Twitterverse was rife with speculation about who should play Zelda in the film, with most suggesting that South African-born Oscar winner Charlize Theron would be the natural choice. Other suggestions included Julianne Moore, Naomi Watts and Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke.More importantly, who should play Madiba this time around? With Oscar nominated performances by Idris Elba in Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom in 2013, and Morgan Freeman in Invictus, among other portrayals, it seems the field might be limited as far as international actors are concerned.Perhaps this time, as has been a popular sentiment among South Africans, a local actor should get the role: John Kani, Sello Maake ka Ncube or World War Z’s Fana Mokoena, maybe?Whoever may be cast, the film, no doubt, will be an opportunity to tell the world another great South African story.Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

Alyssa Valdez thrilled as two former schools face off in UAAP finals

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “And both my alma maters are in the Finals!” tweeted Valdez.Although she zoomed to popularity as a Lady Eagle, Valdez started her UAAP career with UST where she won three titles and three MVPs in high school.It was with Ateneo that Valdez ultimately grew to become, arguably, the most recognizable face in volleyball, winning three MVPs and two championships in her collegiate career.The finals series between UST and Ateneo start on Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments The 25-year-old national athlete could not be more excited when the Lady Eagles locked up their spot in the finals after beating Far Eastern U and set up a best-of-three showdown with the Tigresses.*alma matersFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics— Alyssa Valdez (@AlyssaValdez2) May 8, 2019 MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending 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 Krausscenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Alyssa Valdez at the panel of the UAAP volleyball tournanent. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Alyssa Valdez could very well be the best spectator in the upcoming finals series of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.Valdez will watch two of her former schools in University of Santo Tomas and Ateneo duke it out for the Season 81 title.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Rica Rivera making most of last chance to cap off redemption journey with UAAP crown Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIESlast_img read more