Renewables produced record 33% of U.K. electricity in third quarter FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:Almost a third of the UK’s electricity came from renewable sources between July and September, as wind turbines and solar panels helped achieve a quarterly record for green energy. Major new offshore windfarms connecting to the grid pushed renewables to 33.1% of electricity generation across the quarter, up from 30% the year before.The speed at which green energy projects are being installed has resulted in records tumbling this year. Wind power broke records during the “beast from the east”, which was eclipsed during Storm Diana last month, and again this week when wind generation hit 15GW on Tuesday.The trend is expected to continue next year as more windfarms around the coast near completion. Initial analysis of some recently built offshore projects also shows they are generating more power than expected.Meanwhile, gas and coal slumped to a new low of just over 41.1%, according to official statistics published on Thursday.Low carbon sources of power, which include the country’s eight nuclear power stations, account for 56% of the UK’s electricity supply. The 50% mark was hit only two years ago.More: New offshore windfarms push UK renewables to record
Raymond Wendell Field, age 86 of Moores Hill, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at his home. the son of Floyd and Rose (nee: King) field was born on July 21, 1933 in Alexandria, Kentucky.The US Army veteran married Mae Lonaker on July 25, 1953. He worked for Interlake Steel as a truck driver for many years.Raymond is survived by his children Kim Field of Frankfurt, KY, Timothy W. Field of Moores Hill, IN and Paula J. Taylor of Williamstown, KY; 11 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and his two sisters, Betty Aiken and Joyce Bittner.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Field and son, Johnny Ray Field.His wishes were to be cremated. The family will have a graveside service with burial at Short Creek Cemetery in Falmouth, KY.Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com
Press Association The Reds created far more chances against Manchester United in December but the now-departed Raheem Sterling, in particular, found goalkeeper David de Gea, who is set for his first start of the season after signing a new contract after a failed transfer to Real Madrid, in top form. However, the reverse proved to be a catalyst as the Reds went on a 13-match unbeaten run in the league which was only ended by United at Anfield in March. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers rates last season’s 3-0 loss at Old Trafford as the best defeat of his career. It replicated a pattern which is developing with Rodgers’ teams which has seen them play their best football at the turn of the year. “It was probably the best defeat I’ve ever had,” said the Reds boss. “You never want to lose the game but I saw enough in that day to know we had actually got our identity back. “We should have scored goals but ultimately lost the game because we didn’t defend well enough. “From that moment we then kicked on and had a good spell. Defeat at Old Trafford would increase the pressure on Rodgers but he remains confident in his ability to get the best out of a squad which has seen £80million of new recruits added in the summer. “We still have quality and we still have players we can bring in with a high-level of technique,” he added. “I think this team will show its worth over the course of the season not just in the first four or five games. “We are still only early in September. Even the season we nearly won the league (2013-14) we didn’t play that brand of football until December time. “When you can go into these types of games, play well and get a good result it can really help your confidence level and coming off the back of our last result that is something we want to do. “We have the talent and focus.” With playmaker Philippe Coutinho suspended Rodgers has to make a change from the side which lost 3-0 at home to West Ham last time out. Striker Danny Ings, who arrived in the summer from Burnley, made a good impression coming on as a substitute in that game and could be set for his first start. “Danny scored there (Old Trafford) last season and he has been a real bright spark since he came in,” said Rodgers. “I would have no qualms about picking him in the team because he is a threat to the goal.”
While defensive doubts have arisen â€“ against Argentina and Japan respectively â€“ both have stood firm, with Belgium now enjoying their best major tournament since Mexico 1986.The Red Devils will be without a key â€“ if less flashy â€“ part of their puzzle against France, with Thomas Meunier picking up a second booking prior to them being wiped for the semi-finals. Les Bleus will however be buoyed by the return of Blaise Matuidi, after sitting out a suspension of his own.Belgiumâ€™s Coach Roberto Martinez may be willing to switch to a classic 4-4-2 approach, without Meunier to call upon, to adapt to the French. If so, Nacer Chadli may start on the right, with Yannick Carrasco returning on the opposite flank. The Red Devils are looking readier than ever physically, psychologically and in their football to prove that their â€œgolden generationâ€ moniker is justified.Les Bleus impressed against Argentina through offensive flair, and against Uruguay by their unitâ€™s solidity.Now, they need to beat the most spectacular team of the tournament so far. Belgiumâ€™s biggest threat: Eden Hazard. Franceâ€™s solution: Ngolo Kante. This clash between the Chelsea team-mates (and two of the best players of the competition) will likely be key to the result.FACTFrance havenâ€™t met any side more often than Belgium, having played them on 74 occasions. However, they have only met twice at the World Cup, with their last meeting coming in the third-place match at Mexico 1986, and have played each other in just eight friendlies since.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram France and Belgium now have to see who will be pursuing gold and who is left searching for bronze as the first semi final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup holds this evening here at the St Petersburg Stadium.The ticket is just an hour and a half of football away from a potentially career-crowning final football showpiece on Sunday in MoscowThe pair arrived with high hopes but outsiders had their doubts about whether the two extravagant jigsaws comprised of stupendous talent could be pieced together in time for a true assault on the Final.
Roger Federer will be the 17th seed for the Australian Open, meaning he could face Andy Murray or Novak Djokovic as early as the third round.Murray meanwhile, who became world number one in November after winning four tournaments in a row, is seeded first in a grand slam for the first time, while second seed Djokovic will be in the other half of the draw.Djokovic is likely to be Murray’s chief rival again in Melbourne, where he is a six-time champion and has beaten the Scot four times in the final.17th-seed Federer has won four Australian Open titles but the 35-year-old has not played a competitive tournament since Wimbledon last year.Rafael Nadal represents another potential early foe. The Spaniard is seeded ninth and could therefore meet any of the top four seeds in the last 16.Canada’s Milos Raonic, who lost to Murray in last summer’s Wimbledon final, is seeded third while reigning US Open champion Stan Wawrinka is four. Konta seeded ninthAngelique Kerber is top of the women’s draw and bidding to defend her Australian Open crown, after upsetting Serena Williams in the final here last year.Williams, who also surrendered the world number one spot after Kerber won the US Open in September, is seeded second.While Kerber, however, is looking for her third Grand Slam success, Williams is chasing her 23rd, which would see her overtake Steffi Graf’s Open-era record 22 major triumphs.British number one Johanna Konta is seeded ninth. Konta made a superb run to the Australian Open semi-finals last year before eventually falling to Kerber. Main draw matches at the first Grand Slam of the year start on Monday.
Woods and Thomas, USA’s only winners on Thursday, will face Hideki Matsuyama and An.Day 2 @PresidentsCup foresomes matches:1: Johnson/Kuchar Oosthuizen/Scott2: Schauffele/Cantlay Hadwin/Niemann3: Simpson/Reed Leishman/Ancer4: Thomas/Woods An/Matsuyama5: Fowler/Woodland Im/Smith pic.twitter.com/F9fJQwOkso— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 12, 2019Friday’s foursomes matches (Internationals vs. USA)Adam Scott/Louis Oosthuizen vs. Matt Kuchar/Dustin JohnsonJoaquin Niemann/Adam Hadwin vs. Patrick Cantlay/Xander SchauffeleAbraham Ancer/Marc Leishman vs. Patrick Reed/Webb SimpsonHideki Matsuyama/Byeong Hun An vs. Tiger Woods/Justin ThomasCameron Smith/Im Sung-jae vs. Rickie Fowler/Gary Woodland The American has a 4-3-1 record at the Presidents Cup, going 2-1-1 in the foursomes format.MORE: Tiger ‘carried me,’ Justin Thomas saysMatt Kuchar will also play after missing out on Thursday, teaming up with Dustin Johnson against Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen.Bryson DeChambeau and Tony Finau, beaten 2 and 1 by Byeong Hun An and Scott in their four-ball match, sit out on Friday.The Internationals made one change with Australian Smith getting his chance.Joaquin Niemann and Adam Hadwin will face Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele, Abraham Ancer and Marc Leishman team up against Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson, and Tiger Woods will again play with Justin Thomas. Rickie Fowler will play in Friday’s foursomes at the Presidents Cup as the United States looks to fight back against the Internationals in Melbourne.Fowler was left out of the four-ball contests as the Internationals took a 4-1 lead on Thursday, but will combine with Gary Woodland against Cameron Smith and Im Sung-jae at Royal Melbourne Golf Club.