Bringing Solar Light Bulbs to the World and Prosperity Too?

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreInventor Steve Katsaros perfected his solar design in June 2010, a simple bulb that charges up during the day and lights up the room at night.He dubbed his company Nokero — short for “No Kerosene” and adopted a “social entrepreneurship,” model to get the bulb into the hands of people in the developing world. He wants to create jobs and incomes for villagers interested in spreading the light to neighboring towns.(READ the story at CNN)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Why Thinking About Your Death May Prompt You to Save the Planet

first_imgTIME: Thinking about your own death isn’t usually the most pleasant experience, but it can be a beneficial one. Reminders of our own mortality can increase our desire to make decisions that will leave long-term, positive impacts on generations to come, according to a new study published in Psychological Science.Momentary social cues about death, such as reading about a death in the newspaper or walking past a funeral hall, activate the “legacy motive,” which contributes to the drive to gain a sense of purpose in life and to make an impact that will live on after death. The legacy motive enables us to look past inherent barriers to the use of resources in ways that will leave resources for the future, rather than immediate consumption by individuals in the present.“That kind of motive can override narrow, self-interested behavior,” study co-author and University of Michigan assistant professor Leigh Tost said.Read the whole story: TIMElast_img read more

Minister Butković: The construction of the Pelješac Bridge is expected to begin in the fall

first_imgThe total value of the works is estimated at more than 420 million Euros, and the ministry expects that around 360 million Euros will be non-refundable funds. “That decision is up to the European Commission. If this is not the case, the Republic of Croatia will participate in the missing gap”, Said Butković and removed the connection between the construction of the bridge and the elections, and added that the Pelješac Bridge is a priority of this Government, that previous governments worked on it and that there is a consensus of all political parties on its construction.Photo: Vlada.hrAs for the works so far, all contracts with previous contractors have been terminated as well as the supervision contract. What still needed to be clarified this year was the issue of safe passage, a right that neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina has. This was discussed at a meeting held by Minister Butković in June last year with the Minister of Transport from Bosnia and Herzegovina. He submitted documentation to him, which shows that a joint commission was formed in 2007 and that all the technical characteristics that needed to be met by BiH were implemented in this project. “There are no more doubts and the project can go further,” he said. The Minister stressed that the entire project, which consists of three phases, should be completed by 2021, and if there will be no complaints, the start of construction of the bridge should be in autumn 2017. After the 21st session of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the press conference was held by the Minister of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Oleg Butković and the Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević.After the Government of the Republic of Croatia made a decision on financing the project “Road connection with southern Dalmatia”, Which includes the construction of the Peljesac Bridge, Minister Butković explained the details related to the project. This is a project that includes three phases, and one of those phases is the construction of the Peljesac Bridge, one of the most important infrastructure projects in the Republic of Croatia, said the Minister, and added “Now we have reached a serious stage to start the construction of this large infrastructure project this year, so the Government has made a decision to finance the Peljesac Bridge.“. The total value of all three phases is 420.334.596,00 Euros and these funds, by the decision of the Government, will be provided by the Ministry through 5 budget years. The mentioned phases are: construction of the bridge, construction of access roads and the third phase of the Ston bypass.At the moment, two processes are underway for the Pelješac Bridge; the first process – the tender for the selection of contractors, (two stages of the tender: first stage; legal, financial and technological capabilities of bidders, the second stage; determining the price of the Peljesac Bridge.) and the second process, which involves the application of so-called. major project according to the EC. We remind you that at the end of December last year, the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure received a JASPERS certificate, that the project was well prepared and that the application was in order.Construction of the Peljesac Bridge is expected to begin in the fallRegarding the start of works, Minister Butković announced that they expect the start of construction of the Pelješac Bridge in the fall, after the selection of the contractor, and stressed that the tenders are in two stages. “We are now at the end of the first, if there are no complaints, by June we will have a contractor for the Peljesac BridgeHe said. When asked by a journalist about a case in which investors want to invest in maritime property or port infrastructure and cannot get money from banks because they cannot register as owners, Minister Kuščević answered that the position is clear: “Maritime property is a common good and inalienable owned by the Republic of Croatia. There is no talk of it being privatized or sold. Concession approvals, short-term and multi-year, – yes. Because we have to start using our resources, and so the maritime good. But in accordance with the plan and the law. So it’s a concession, not ownership. “last_img read more

Rohr Points Out Yobo’s Unsuitability For Eagles Job

first_imgSuper Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has highlighted Joseph Yobo’s glaring lack of coaching qualifications following the surprise appointment of the former national team captain as Imama Amapakabo’s replacement as Rohr’s assistant. Yobo was named by the Nigeria Football Federation as Amapakabo’s replacement on Wednesday.Amapakabo was relieved of his position following a disastrous spell in charge of the home-based Eagles and the U23 national team that saw both teams fail to qualify for the 2020 CHAN and the Tokyo Olympics respectively.Rohr while confirming he was informed of the decision before it was made public, implied that he was far from pleased with the Federation’s decision to sack Amapakabo given the close working relationship both men shared.But he was powerless to do anything given that the terms of his contract allowed the NFF the power to appoint one assistant coach for his backroom staff. “The NFF has the right to pick one assistant coach for my staff, so they are the ones to communicate the reasons for the appointment, not myself,” Rohr told football journalist Osasu Obayiuwana.“I was informed by Amaju Pinnick, in a telephone call, before it was made public. I don’t know why Amapakabo has been removed. I worked very well with him. He did a very good job with me.“I regret his departure. But since the NFF have the right to take this decision, there is nothing that I can do about it,” he added.Yobo is a bonafide Super Eagles legend holding the joint-record for the most appearances with 101 caps alongside goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama.He also represented the country in three FIFA World Cups and was captain of the 2013 Nations Cup-winning squad.Despite a stellar playing career that saw him turn out for reputable European sides like Marseille and Everton, Rohr suggested that Yobo may be unqualified for the role given his lack of coaching badges.“I have the responsibility to develop coaches from Nigeria as agreed with NFF. I am more than happy to do that.“Joseph Yobo is welcome to the team, of course. I have heard that he has no coaching diplomas, so I will talk to him about this.“If what I have heard is correct, I will tell Yobo that he needs to do the training required to grow as a coach.”RelatedCelestine Babayaro Flays NFF Over Joseph Yobo’s AppointmentFebruary 27, 2020In “Featured”Gernot Rohr Reveals Joseph Yobo Snub As Potential Rift Brews Between PairMarch 7, 2020In “Featured”Yobo Departs From Rohr With NPFL Players Stance (AUDIO)May 28, 2020In “Featured”last_img read more

Donna Barker, 85, Wellington: April 13, 1932 – June 24, 2017

first_imgDonna BarkerDonna Barker, 85, of Wellington, died Saturday, June 24, 2017, at her home.A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. June 27, 2017, at the Oxford Cemetery in Oxford, KS. Donna Jean Dudley was born on April 13, 1932, the daughter of Charles and Garnet Dudley in Wichita. She was a graduate of Wellington High School. Donna earned a bachelor of fine arts from the University of New Mexico. She was a professional artist for 35 years, creating sculptures in bronze, steel and stoneware.Donna is survived by her husband, Edward Barker, of the home; her children, Jesse Barker and wife Tammie of Kansas City, Mo., Jenny Green and husband Ted of Indianapolis, Ind., and Chris Barker and wife Jennifer of Wellington; sister Mary Ann Parsons of Oxford; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.A memorial has been established with Rivercross Hospice. Contributions can be sent to the hospice, 251 S. Whittier St., Wichita, Kan., 67207. For further information or to leave an online condolence, Please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.comlast_img read more