Hoosiers affected by COVID-19 can get free job training

first_img By Network Indiana – June 13, 2020 0 432 Hoosiers affected by COVID-19 can get free job training Pinterest Previous articleBetter Business Bureau warns of like-farming scams on Facebook, other social mediaNext articleTwo people hurt in motorcycle crash in Kosciusko County Network Indiana Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews Google+ Facebook Twitter Pinterest (Photo supplied/Indiana Department of Workforce Development) Hoosiers who have been impacted by COVID-19 can access free job training through a state program.The state’s Next Level Jobs program covers training tuition to help Indiana residents get back to work in high-demand job fields.Jobseekers can find training for positions in advanced manufacturing, building and construction, health and life sciences, IT and business services, and transportation and logistics.To be eligible, you must have a high school diploma or equivalent but less than a college degree. Since March, over 500,000 Hoosiers have filed for unemployment.last_img read more

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India’s Gujarat state government says it will stop approving new thermal power projects

first_imgIndia’s Gujarat state government says it will stop approving new thermal power projects FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Indian Express:In a first-of-its-kind move aimed at curbing the burning of fossil fuel for power generation, Gujarat government on Saturday announced that it will not give fresh permissions for setting up new thermal power stations in the state.A decision to not provide permission for new thermal power projects has been taken by Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani, stated an official release here. The 8-10 per cent of annual increase in power demand will be met through non-conventional sources, the statement said adding that the move will “guide” other states in the country.When quizzed about the development, Gujarat’s energy minister Saurab Patel told The Indian Express, “In a meeting yesterday, it was decided that we will no more be going for any new coal capacities.” When asked how the government plans to satiate the annual increase in power demand, Patel said, “We are going very high on solar renewable.Gujarat currently has a total installed power generation capacity of 26800 MW. Of this capacity, 19555 MW is conventional power, while 7273 MW is capacity through non-conventional sources like solar, wind and hydro, states the socioeconomic review of the state for the year 2018-19. The private sector in Gujarat consisting of Torrent Power, Adani Power, Essar and Tata Group contributes a lion share of power produced through largely through coal.The total power consumption in Gujarat rose by about 9.7 percent in 2017-18. During this year, 85445 million units of power was consumed in the state, as against 77881 million units in 2016-17. The highest consumption of 55.52 percent was reported for industrial and commercial use, followed by agriculture at 21.46 percent. The domestic use for power in Gujarat was 17.22 percent while the rest were for other uses like public water works and public lighting.Taking about the move, veteran energy expert KK Bajaj says, “Most of the thermal power stations of GSECL (Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited — a wholly owned subsidiary of Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam) are shut, due to the high cost of generation. Secondly, the Plant Load Factor (PLF) of the functioning plants is just 40 percent. So, the state government is encouraging more renewable energy projects in the state.”More: Gujarat govt not to issue permits for new thermal plantslast_img read more

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Andhra Pradesh state government approves 2,750MW solar+wind+pumped hydro project

first_imgAndhra Pradesh state government approves 2,750MW solar+wind+pumped hydro project FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Mercom India:The Government of Andhra Pradesh has approved the establishment of an integrated renewable energy project (IREP) at Pinnapuram village in Kurnool district by Greenko Energies Private Limited.As part of the project, Greenko will set up 1,000 MW of solar project, 550 MW of wind project, and 1,200 MW of standalone pumped storage capacity.According to the order, the project should be completed in four years, failing which the entire land would be taken back by the government.The power generated from the wind-solar hybrid and standalone pumped storage will be connected to the power grid substation, and it will be supplied outside the state. The distribution companies (DISCOMs) will have no obligation to purchase the generated power.For the reverse pumping hydro project, a ‘Green Energy Development Charge’ would be levied at the rate of ₹100,000 (~$1,327)/MW of the installed capacity per year for the first 25 years. After that, a charge of ₹200,000 (~$2,654)/MW of the installed capacity per year would be levied. For the solar and wind projects, this charge would amount to ₹100,000 (~$1,327)/MW of the installed capacity per year for 28 years.[Rakesh Ranjan]More: Andhra Pradesh approves Greenko’s 1 GW solar, 550 MW wind, and 1.2 GW pumped storage projectlast_img read more

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The Latest: Azerbaijan GP becomes latest F1 race called off

first_imgThe Athletics Association’s statement comes a day after the International Olympic Committee set itself a four-week deadline to decide on a delay.Athletics Association president Christian Taylor and vice president Emma Coburn say “we’re imploring the IOC to announce the postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympics much sooner than in four weeks’ time.”Taylor is a long jumper and Coburn is a runner. Both competed for the United States at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.The group says more than 4,000 athletes have responded to a survey it conducted, with a large majority favoring postponement.Dina Asher-Smith, the world champion in the 200 meters, has also called for a quicker decision by the IOC. March 23, 2020 The latest postponement means there will be no Formula One races until the middle of June at the earliest.The race at the Baku City Circuit was scheduled for June 7.The first seven races of the Formula One season have either been postponed or canceled.___A group representing track and field athletes has called for the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Latest: Azerbaijan GP becomes latest F1 race called off The British sprinter writes on Twitter “does this mean that athletes face up to another FOUR weeks of finding ways to fit in training – whilst potentially putting ourselves, coaches, support staff and loved ones at risk just to find out they were going to be postponed anyway.”___The Australian Olympic Committee has advised its athletes to prepare for an Olympics in 2021.Ian Chesterman, Australia’s team leader for Tokyo, says “it’s clear the games can’t be held in July.”“Our athletes have been magnificent in their positive attitude to training and preparing, but the stress and uncertainty has been extremely challenging for them,” Chesterman said in a statement released Monday by the Australian Olympic Committee. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Azerbaijan Grand Prix has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.center_img ___Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics would be unavoidable if the games cannot be held in a complete way because of the coronavirus impact.He was commenting on the International Olympic Committee plan to examine the situation over the next few weeks and make a decision, which could include a postponement.Abe, speaking at a parliamentary session, ruled out the possibility of a cancellation.Whether Tokyo can hold the Olympics as planned from July 24 has been a major international concern as the COVID-19 pandemic has spread globally. AOC chief executive Matt Carroll says Australia has athletes based overseas and training in central locations around the country.“With travel and other restrictions this becomes an untenable situation,” Carroll said.The Canadian Olympic Committee earlier said it won’t send athletes to the Tokyo Games unless they are postponed for a year, becoming the first country to threaten such a move in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.The committee sent out a statement Sunday evening saying it was willing to help the IOC search for alternatives, but that it was not safe for athletes, “their families and the broader Canadian community for athletes to continue training for these games.”The IOC says it is considering all options. The Tokyo Games are scheduled to start July 24. ____More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press last_img read more

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