Wednesday, July 30, 2014

India bags three gold for India on first day of wrestling


CWG 2014: Sushil, 2 others bag gold for India on first day of wrestling
Star grappler Sushil Kumar led India’s sparkling show in the wrestling arena as the country claimed three gold medals on the first day of the wrestling competitions at the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow on Tuesday.
Sushil expectedly bagged gold in men’s 75kg freestyle category while Amit Kumar won the yellow metal in men’s 57kg while Vinesh Phogat finished on top in women’s 48kg at the SECC Hall.
Rajeev Tomar, however had to settle for a silver in the mens 125 kg freestyle event after going down to Canadas Korey Jarvis 0-3 in finals.
31-year-old Sushil asserted his class as he won his all four bouts of the day quite comfortably.
In the gold-medal bout against Qamar Abbas of Pakistan, Sushil had an easy outing.
Even before one could blink, the contest was over as the Indian pinned down his rival to clinch the gold with a 8-0 scoreline in under two minutes.
In no time, Sushil raced to a 6-0 lead and added two more points, straight away finishing off the contest.
Amit Kumar defeated Ebikweminomo Welson of Nigeria 6-2 in his final bout. 20-year-old Indian started off well and completely dominated the first round to post a comfortable 4-0 win.
The Nigerian, however, fought back and the two wrestlers gave each other a tough time in the next round and they could bag just two points each.
But due to four points in his kitty already from the opening round, the youngster from India prevailed over his opponent to pocket the yellow metal.
In what turned out to be a close battle between Vinesh and Englands Yana Rattigan in the finals of the womens 48kg event, the Indian won 11-8.
Vinesh was down 2-4 in the first round and was facing a tough challenge from her English opponent.
But she managed to earn two points to tie it at 4-4 before she could put her rival down again to bag another two just in time to wrap up the opening round 6-4.
Second round was also a fierce contest but Indian somehow maintained her composure to earn second gold for the country in wrestling.
Tomar failed to do much in his gold-medal bout, as he failed to earn even a single point.
His Canadian rival, meanwhile, could snatch a few technical points in his favour to eke out a narrow 3-0 win and bag the gold.
Earlier in the day, Sushil and Amit trumped three strong grapplers one after another within a matter of just one-and-a-half hours in their respective weight categories, to make the gold-medal round.
Tomar had two easy rounds before he made the finals of the mens 125kg category. Vinesh also overpowered two opponents en-route to the finals.
Sushil, the 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medallist and a silver medal winner at the 2012 London Games, won the round of 16 and quarterfinals by the virtue of Great Superiority, which means winning by a difference of 10 points.
Sushil thrashed Australias Jayden Lawrence 11-0 in round of 16, before blanking Kushan Sandrage of Sri Lanka 100 in the last eight-stage of the competition.
Sushil, however, faced some threat in the semifinals against Nigerias Melvin Bibo but in the end, it was the Indian who turned out to be far superior with an 84 victory.
The star Indian grappler won six points in the first period but his opponent restored parity in the next.
The Nigerian stunned Sushil when he put him down in the second round to not only earn two points to his credit but also injure the Indian.
Sushil was seen bleeding from his nose but he was soon back with a bang as he snatched two more points to have the last laugh.
Amit won two of his bouts en-route to the finals on the basis of Great Superiority.
The scoreline was 100 in both quarterfinals and semifinals. While in the semis, he outplayed Azhar Hussain of Pakistan, Amit blanked Bokang Masunyane of South Africa in the quarters.
He had defeated Jean Guyliane Bandoo of Mauritius 50 in the round of 16 earlier.
Tomar had it easy against Nigerias Sinivie Boltic during his quarterfinal bout, where he beat his rival 122. Boltic was no match to Tomar as he looked tired and exhausted throughout the match. In the semifinals, Tomar outplayed New Zealands Marcus Carney 131.
Vinesh had got the better of Rosemary Nweke 71 in the quarterfinals, while she overpowered Jasmine Mian of Canada 121 in the last four round.
Meanwhile, Indias Jyoti lost three out of her four bouts in the womens freestyle 75kg NS category.
She lost 04 to Blessing Onyebuchi of Nigeria in the first round but managed to prevail over Sophie Edwards of England in the second, before going down to Annabel Ali of Cameroom in the third bout. In her fourth bout, she lost to Erica Wiebe of Canada.

CAG – Coal Mining in India, Australia Adani Nets $300b Project

Ravinder Singh and 35 More…
Today at 6:07 AM
CAG – Coal Mining in India, Australia Adani Nets $300b Project
July29, 2014 (C) Ravinder Singh
This is to illustrate how Companies operate in developed countries
without hindrances and corruption unlike India where no really one
know how to engage Private Companies in Efficient & Economical
Extractions of natural resources. Environment Assessment Statement for
EPC1690 project was finally submitted in May07, 2014 and within two
months final clearance was granted to proceed with the project which
require over $16.5b investment and production shall begin in 2016.
Adani has begin selling Rs.10,000 crores worth equity in Indian
companies to mobilize funds for Australian Mining Operations.
The Corruption Free Functioning of Government of Australia is
Guaranteed as Adani Was Made to Disclose FULL COMMERCIAL DETAILS of
the project as FIRST STEP in October22, 2010. Even after 15 years we
in India have no idea what RIL is doing at KG-D6 or 4G Project. Even
after 5-6 years we have no idea of how much tariff will charged for 4G
services. Similarly BSES/BYPL/NDPL don’t submit ‘TECHNICAL &
COMMERCIAL DETAILS’ and ADOPT Most Inefficient Operations, Buy Most
Expensive Power Much More Than Required, Inflate Cost of Purchase But
Install Reconditioned Transformers, Hire Unskilled Staff on Temporary
Basis, Meters Always Run Fast,
- Not a Single Thing which Adani Promised to Government of Australia.
At Mining site 32473 hectare area shall be required which is more than
submergence of Sardar Sarovar Dam, Adani shall WASH 75% of the Coal
Mined and is Allocated Water Source, also allocated a large Quarry to
fill up the Pits after extraction of coal and restore the site.
Here companies go on revising Costs and Inflate Capitalization -
Adani has given Undertaking to Government of Australia to Mine Coal
‘To Match or Exceed All Performance Standards’.
But most amazing – Adani shall be developing every Infrastructure
related to functioning of the project like Railway Line, Ports, Dams,
Housing of Staff, Water Supply, Power Distribution within and outside
project area and each of these project related activities were
approved simultaneously were all ready ahead of Final Go Ahead
Adani is developing 60 million tones per year Carmichael Coal Mining
and Railway Project in Queensland Australia which shall begin
commercial production in two years and had carried out detailed
explorations after taking over Coal Mining concession from Link Energy
for $500m plus 2% royalty in 2010 – a lame duck company that was in
loss except when Adani deposited $500m in its account in 2010. It
shall be $300b program over 60 years of mining.
The process started after ADANI submitted Initial Advice Statement on
October22, 2010 which was followed up by Economic Assessment on
September26, 2012. Final clearance was granted last week.
The operational phase of the Project (Mine) sees benefits that
increase in line with production rates of coal. At the point of full
production (60 Mtpa) total positive benefits on GRP, for that year, in
the Mackay region reach an estimated total of $3,795 million and at a
State level $4,170 million. Positive impacts on household incomes
within the region will total $372.2 million and State wide $573.5
million. Employment levels locally will see an increase in fte of
4,093 and State wide 6,789.
2.2.3 Development stages
Mine and off-lease infrastructure
Adani has advised that the life of mine is 60 years and that
construction activities for mine infrastructure such as the MWAV,
airport, power, and construction water supply are scheduled to
commence in 2014, subject to obtaining relevant project approvals.
Construction of the first open-cut pit is scheduled to commence in
2015 and the first underground mine is scheduled for 2018. Open-cut
and underground mining will commence in the northern part of the
project site initially, with the southern part developed in the later
stages of the project.
The proponent anticipates that the first coal will be shipped from the
open-cut pits in 2016 and the longwall operations in 2019.
• Linc Energy completes the sale of its 100% interest in the Galilee
coal tenement (EPC 1690) to Adani Mining Pty Ltd
• $500 million in cleared funds paid into Linc Energy’s bank account today
• Ongoing royalty of $2 per tonne (indexed to CPI) over 20 production
years (estimated at approximately $2.5 billion in revenue)
Government of India Should Learn From Corruption Free Functioning Of
Government of Australia.
Ravinder Singh,
Inventor & Consultant
Y-77, Hauz Khas, NewDelhi-110016, India.
Ph; 091- 9718280435, 9650421857
Ravinder Singh* is a WIPO awarded inventor specializing in Power,
Transportation, Water, Energy Saving, Agriculture, Manufacturing,
Technologies and Projects.

Solar Power Installations Jump to a New Annual Record

Worldwatch Institute
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Jul 29 at 8:51 PM
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Contact: Gaelle Gourmelon,

Solar Power Installations Jump to a New Annual Record

New analysis by the Worldwatch Institute examines global trends in solar power

Washington, D.C.—-The year 2013 saw record-breaking growth for solar electricity generation as the photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) markets continued to grow. With over 39 gigawatts installed worldwide, the PV solar market represented one third of all newly-added renewable energy capacity, write Worldwatch’s Max Lander and Climate and Energy Intern Xiangyu Wu in the Worldwatch Institute’s latest Vital Signs Online trend (

Solar PV installations nearly matched those of hydropower and, for the first time, outpaced wind additions. Even though photovoltaics continue to dwarf CSP capacity, the CSP market also had another year of impressive growth. By the end of 2013, a total of 19 countries had CSP plants installed or under construction.

Consumption of power from PV and CSP plants increased by 30 percent globally in 2013 to reach 124.8 terawatt-hours. Europe accounted for the majority of global solar power consumption (67 percent), followed by Asia (23.9 percent) and North America (8.1 percent). Worldwide, solar consumption equaled 0.5 percent of electricity generation from all sources.

Despite the record growth in installations, global investments in solar electricity were down 20 percent (from $142.9 billion in 2012 to $113.7 billion in 2013), reflecting a significant decrease in costs. In July 2014, global PV module spot prices reached an all-time low of $0.63 per watt. For the first time, Asia overtook Europe as the largest regional market.

While global PV module production increased by only 3 percent over 2012, module shipments jumped by 24 percent, signaling an easing of oversupply problems.

Prospects are bright for solar development as prices continue to fall and approach grid parity in an increasing number of contexts. Rooftop solar is already less expensive per megawatt-hour than retail electricity in Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Italy, and Germany. Estimates now also show that PV has become price-competitive without subsidies in 15 countries. For 2014, solar installations are estimated to reach 40-51 gigawatts.

Country Highlights from the Report:

  • China installed 12.9 gigawatts of PV, the most ever installed in one year by any country. The country’s momentous expansion was fueled largely by its feed-in tariff (FIT) program, which supports large, grid-connected utility-scale projects as well as distributed generation projects. However, grid connections are struggling to keep up with the rapid pace of China’s PV deployment.
  • Europe installed close to 11 GW of PV. This represented the second annual decline in installations after peaking at 22.3 GW in 2011. In Germany, a reduction of FIT rates and an increase in regulations for utility-scale projects contributed to the fall in installations.
  • North America added 5.2 GW of PV. The United States installed the third most PV worldwide, with 4.8 GW.
  • In Central and South America, solar development has been sluggish. Despite power consumption more than doubling in 2013, the region still accounts for a small fraction of the world’s solar power.
  • The Middle East and Africa had little PV activity, with the exception of Israel and South Africa, which added 420 MW and 75 MW, respectively.
Notes to Editors:    
For more information and to obtain a complimentary copy of “Wind Power Growth Still Surging Where Strongly Supported,” please contact Gaelle Gourmelon at here to preview the trend.

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