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first_imgThe 2017 Moonshiner’s Ball will take place in the Red Lick Valley in Irvine, Kentucky on May 19 – 21, and today organizers have revealed an exciting lineup for the festival. Headlining sets from Con Brio and Lydia Loveless top the bill for this festival event.The full lineup has a lot to offer, with sets from The Marcus King Band, Margaret Glaspy, Vandaveer, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Lil’ Smokies, Jon Stickley Trio, That 1 Guy, Tyler Childers, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Dawg Yawp, Blackfoot Gypsies, The Wooks, Nellie Pearl and Johnny Conqueroo. This is only the initial lineup, with more acts to be announced in the coming days.You can find tickets and more information on the festival’s website. See the full lineup announcement below.last_img read more


first_img‘Best Scientists and Best Minds’ at Oil Companies Failed To Innovate When They Had the Chance FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享By Matt Smith for Vice News:Around the same time NASA was planning its moon missions, US oil companies were working on technologies that could have reduced greenhouse gas emissions.Scientists and engineers had submitted patents for techniques to peel carbon dioxide out of fossil fuel exhaust, boost engine efficiencies, and produce electricity from fuel cells, according to industry documents released Thursday. They also pondered ways of offsetting the expected effects of increased carbon dioxide levels by pouring sulfur particles into the air to reflect solar energy back into space, or manipulating the weather to control smog.But the industry ultimately settled on raising doubts about whether any effort to rein in carbon emissions was needed to head off the threat of global warming, according to the researchers who have collected those records.“Faced with the knowledge of climate change and climate risks, particularly by the latter part of the 1960s, the oil companies had a choice,” said Carroll Muffett, president of the Washington-based Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL). “They could invest in responding to and reducing that risk, or they could invest and continue to exploit oil and to look for ways to explain away climate change and explain away climate risk. Our research strongly suggests they chose that second path.”…The CIEL documents could spell trouble for other companies, said Tom Sanzillo, finance director at the Cleveland-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).“There is a clear potential — I would say a high likelihood — of multiple levels of litigation against oil companies,” said Sanzillo, the former chief of the New York state pension fund. Those could include private lawsuits as well as government actions; there’s also the prospect of a revolt by stockholders who find the company facing unexpected liabilities or a congressional investigation.“This looks like it’s pretty serious, and it just seems to get worse,” he said.CIEL’s previous release revealed industry studies from the 1950s and ’60s that identified the burning of fossil fuels as a contributor to the rise of carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere. A 1968 study produced for the API warned that rising carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere “may be the cause of serious world-wide environmental changes.”But around the same time, oil companies began promoting alternative theories for climate change that scientists had discounted, such as changes in the sun’s intensity or the orbit of the Earth. A 1968 paper co-sponsored by Gulf Oil declared that cyclical changes in the Earth’s axis “must be recognized as the number-one contender in the climatic sweepstakes.”“They resurrected the theory of astronomical or solar-driven climate change that had been moribund for years,” Muffett said. “Industry-funded research resurrected it, and it’s become a go-to argument for climate denialists even to this day.”Sanzillo said the oil companies had “the best scientists and the best minds,” and may have been far more aware of the risks than the nascent environmental movement in the 1960s and ’70s. But that means they “bear a certain responsibility,” he added.“It’s a shame that many of the technological innovations that they were developing didn’t come to fruition,” he said. “The oil companies, as a research entity, are probably some of the best minds in the world on energy, and it’s unfortunate that they’ve not helped to develop real solutions over the decades. That’s what society was looking to them for.”Full article: https://news.vice.com/article/the-oil-industry-sought-patents-for-low-carbon-technologies-decades-ago-then-abandoned-themlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal are in complete control at half-time in this league encounter with Louth at Fr Tierney Park in Ballyshannon.The Wee County have offered little resistance to Donegal who have been scoring at will throughout the first half with a half-time score of Donegal 0-13 to Louth’s 1-1.Louth’s cause hasn’t been helped by the issuing of two black cards to Dessie Finnegan and Eoin O’Connor. Jim McGuinness appears to have got his tactics right with free scoring from the likes of Declan Walsh and Rory Kavanagh.Louth managed to grab a goal just before the break after a Durcan dropped ball saw Lennon nip in to score.Half-time in Ballyshannon and it’s Donegal 0-13 Louth 1-1.  DONEGAL IN COMPLETE CONTROL AGAINST LOUTH AT HALF-TIME was last modified: March 30th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallyshannondonegalLouthlast_img read more


first_img Tags: 2018 Pearl of Africa RallyShell V-PowerVivo Energy Ronald Ssebuguzi was one of the driver that also got a boost at the launch of the Pearl of Africa Rally (Photo by Agencies)The 2018 Pearl of Africa Rally has gained momentum ahead of the much anticipated event.The event which if fifth on the African Rally Championship received a 110 million shillings boost from Shell V-Power during its launche at Shell Bugolobi on Tuesday afternoon.Vivo Energy Managing Director Gilbert Assi expressed his delight for their continued partnership with the Pearl of Africa Rally during the launch.“Vivo Energy is delighted to continue supporting the Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally, said Assi.“Shell is commitment to innovation through Motorsport is an integral part of the extensive research and development programmes.“Safety for both fans and drivers will our priority too,” said Assi.FMU president Dusman Okee promised a much better event this year from the ones in the past.“I would like to first appreciate Shell for the continued support extended to the Pearl of Africa Rally, said Okee.“My team especially the safety officials have everything in control to have a safe event.“Our fans should expect the best this time round.Vivo Energy has also extended it’s support worth Shs.175m to four rally drivers; Ronald Sebuguzi, Arthur Blick, Omar Mayanja and Umar Kakyama.Current Africa Rally Championship leader Manvir Baryan from Kenya is yet again expected to be the man to beat at this year’s event with his Skoda Fabia.The event will be run on two days with a Super Special Stage at the Motorsports arena Busiika.Comments last_img read more

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