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first_imgIn Chamartín, Benzema’s step forward when Cristiano Ronaldo was transferred to Juventus has been highly valued. Where Bale failed to take the scoring flag left by the Portuguese, Lyon did take responsibility. Karim has refined his habits and his figure, drastically reducing his injuries. This season he has only suffered a lesion in the semimembranous muscle of his left leg, but it was due to a bruise. Before that injury, Benzema had played almost everything (he was the second in the team in minutes, with 1,948 ‘; now he is the sixth, with 2,132 ’) without any physical mishap. Last season he only missed three games due to two minor injuries (one of them was the famous pinky fracture) and far away are seasons like 2015-16, when he suffered six injuries …I slam the door to PSG and LyonWith this renewal, Madrid drives away any option of an exit from Benzema to another European major. The PSG, eager to find a nine to replace Cavani and improve Icardi, takes time on the prowl. The Olympique de Lyon is also attentive, the club that saw him born as a footballer. First said its sports director, Juninho Pernambucano (“I have exchanged messages with Karim and my wish is to propose that he retire with us”) and then Jean-Michel Aulas, the president of the French club, also subscribed to that dream: “Today is impossible, but the day after tomorrow …”. France, or at least its clubs, claims, but Benzema’s future is Madrid. There is already agreement between Karim Benzema and Real Madrid for the renewal of the striker’s contract, which ends in 2021, Radio Montecarlo reported Thursday. The French will extend their bond with the white club one more season, until 2022, when the player is 34 years old. Radio Montecarlo affirms that the agreement will be made official at the end of this campaign.AS already published on December 30 that Benzema and Madrid had initiated the first contacts for a renovation that has not had curves. The player wanted to continue hand in hand with a club he came to in 2009 and in which a decade later he acts as a leader on his own merits; He is one of Florentino’s fetish players (it was he who traveled expressly to Lyon to sign him) and has Zidane’s blessing.last_img read more

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first_img…claims local housing “safer than foreign stocks, bonds”When it comes to the future viability of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and investments, Chairman John Seeram and Finance Minister Winston Jordan held differing views on how the Scheme should maximise its earnings through investments.Finance Minister Winston JordanDuring the NIS’ 50th anniversary celebrations, which kicked off with bursary awards at its Brickdam office, Seeram spoke of the need to revamp the Scheme’s investment portfolio, particularly through overseas investments.“Its investment portfolio has not been earning the rates of returns on some of its bonds and shares, in keeping with global returns. We will need to consider purchasing more attractive bonds and shares, which are traded on the global stock markets such as New York, London, Japan, Hong Kong, as opposed to renewing the terms of the securities”.NIS Chairman John SeeramHe added that going this route, which is highly recommended, will require approval by the relevant authorities, adding that both 2017 and 2018 audited financial statements have revealed deficit net income. There is the possibility, he added, that the deficit can be gradually reduced, eventually eliminated and lead to NIS showing positive net income in the near future.Seeram also referenced the 9th actuarial report, the product of a review last year that was conducted by the International Labour Organization (ILO). Seeram stressed that the recommendations from this report must be acted on.“This report contained nine recommendations. And presently, the board and the management are looking at the findings and the recommendations. But I’ll emphasise that positive action on the recommendations is required since we are looking at the Scheme’s financial viability in the next decade”.ClashMinister Jordan, who was the feature speaker of Wednesday’s event, took the time out of his speech to pour cold water on Seeram’s suggestion of overseas investments. The Minister likened the suggestion to the “dog and the bone” analogy.“You know Guyanese got a saying, your eyes big? We have to be careful. Yes, the interest today from treasury bills are returning virtually nothing. But at the same time, it is safe. So I would pick a bone with the Chairman, about sending our money into lands where we don’t have that security,” Jordan said.“We have to be careful. And in any case, to take $5 million of NIS money to be invested on stock markets in New York requires it to be converted to US dollars. You’re converting at the selling rate, so if the selling rate is $218 and you take that and invest and you get a return of US$1 million, that US$1 million will come back into Guyana at the buying rate, which might be $215, $212. So you’re going to be losing… so don’t be big-eyed”.Jordan proffered housing as a safer investment opportunity waiting for NIS, noting that at the moment, there is a demand for housing. He stressed that the Scheme should avoid carpetbaggers and work with reputable organisations.“There’s a huge demand for housing and office space. I say to you, get your property section going. And see where you can invest and get a quick, fast return that is better than the one you are getting on treasury bills”.“There’s a huge demand for housing and if you work with CH&PA (Central Housing and Planning Authority), work with known groups… to see how we can continue to do our social part by creating more housing, while also improving monies we receive”.The Ministry of Finance’s Half-year Report shows that the NIS is in a worsening position, as its multimillion-dollar deficit continues to grow while revenue collection increases.DeficitAccording to the report, NIS recorded an overall deficit of $748.4 million for the year, compared to the $715.6 million it recorded in the same half-year period for 2018. Revenue collection so far for 2019 was $11.9 billion, 9.7 per cent more than the same period for 2018.“This improved position resulted from higher wage bands, on account of an increase in wages and salaries, as well as improved collection of outstanding contributions from delinquent employers,” the report says.At the same time, however, NIS continues to struggle with collecting contributions from the self-employed persons. Some $492 million was collected from the self-employed. According to the report, this is 22 per cent lower than the half-year target of $627.8 million, despite ongoing campaigns.According to the report, NIS is working closely with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) to update its database of self-employed persons. And as of June 15, 2019, self-employed persons can pay their contributions using Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) Mobile Money.As fast as money has been coming in, the Scheme has also had to keep up with the payment of claims. According to the report, expenditure for the period under review increased to $12.6 billion, from $11.5 billion at the end of June 2018, mainly owing to an increase in benefit payments. The report notes that these payments were 91.4 per cent of total expenditure.“The latest forecast projects a deficit of $546.7 million, a worsening position from a budgeted surplus of $469.3 million. This was mainly due to a shortfall of $1 billion or 4.5 percent in employee contributions, compared to the amount budgeted for at the half-year, as well as an increase of $449.3 million, or 1.9 per cent in benefit payments,” the report also stated.last_img read more

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first_img1 Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that Bastian Schweinsteiger is “flattered” by reported interest from Manchester United.United boss Louis van Gaal is understood to be keen on signing the Germany captain this summer and Rummenigge says the rumours have pricked Schweinsteiger’s ears.“I spoke to Bastian Schweinsteiger on the phone while on holiday and we’re going to meet again when he’s back,” Rummenigge said at a press conference on Thursday.“I’m not going to hide the fact that I discerned from these talks that he is flattered by the interest from England.”The 30-year-old has only a year left to run on his current contract with Bayern while talks over a new deal do not appear to be on the agenda.Schweinsteiger played under Van Gaal at Bayern, winning a Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal double, part of his collection of eight Bundesliga titles and seven domestic cup triumphs for the Bavarian club. Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger last_img read more

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first_img1 Claudio Ranieri With Chelsea in disarray and ex-manager Ranieri flourishing at Leicester, the Drive team want to know your thoughts…last_img

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first_imgFiona and Gregory get signed up for marriage! Picture by Alison McLaughlin of the Image Mill.A Co Donegal man is relieved that his unusual wedding proposal went ‘swimmingly well’ after he popped the question during a New Year’s Day swim.Romantic Gregory McGuinness, from Culdaff, had thought about many ways to propose to girlfriend Fiona Rooney from Sligo.But he decided to do the necessary while both took part in yesterday’s New Year’s Day swim on Culdaff Beach. But Gregory, 29, the son of Donegal County Councillor Bernard McGuinness, has revealed he was terrified the ring would fall out of his pocket!He spent almost a year thinking of romantic ways to ask Fiona to be his wife.He finally settled on the idea of the New Year’s Day swim and asked his sister to make him a sign which they held up on the beach.Thankfully Fiona, also 29, said yes and all those who had gathered for the swim clapped with delight – but only after she managed to wipe all the saltwater from her eyes. “I was hoping he would eventually ask me. We have been going out together for three years.“But not in a million years did I think it would be in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on a New Year’s day.“When we were in the water Greg pointed to these people holding lots of signs up but I had so much water in my eyes that I could see it at first. Then I saw Greg with the ring.“I didn’t know what to say at first and he asked me again. And then I said ‘of course, of course,” revealed Fiona.Greg revealed how he had to ask Fiona’s friends to try to find unusual ways of getting her ring size and what kind of ring she liked before getting the sparkler. “They had to get a few glasses of wife into her and they were all trying on rings and discussing types of rings so I could get it right. Thankfully she loves it and everything went great on the day,” added Greg.The couple, who live together in Stoneybatter, Dublin, have been celebrating with friends since being carried away on a ‘wave’ of excitement!THINGS GO SWIMMINGLY WELL FOR ROMANTIC NEW YEAR’S DAY PROPOSAL! was last modified: January 2nd, 2015 by John2Share 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:culdaffdonegalFiona RooneyGregory McGuinnessproposalringswimlast_img read more

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first_img Tags: AFCON Beach Soccer QualifiersSalim MuwongeSand Cranes Muwonge is confident Sand Cranes will win Sunday’s game (file photo)2019 AFCON Beach Soccer qualifiersUganda vs Ivory CoastSpenah Beach, EntebbeSunday, 09-09-2018Ahead of their AFCON beach soccer qualifier against Ivory Coast on Sunday, Sand Cranes head coach Salim Muwonge has expressed his optimism and courage that the Cranes will sail through.“I believe that by Sunday all the players will be ready for the game against Ivory Coast and I expect we shall be able to get positive results, Said Muwonge.The tactician also highlighted that their major emphasis is on the defensive tactical set and later they will focus on the offensive one.“We have put the boys in a proper shape so that they train several tactical set ups, he continued.Our major emphasis first is the defensive set up since our opponents are good from long range.“We shall also focus on the offensive tactical set up and before the game on Sunday the boys will be in great shape for the contest.The Uganda Sand Cranes will lock horns with Ivory Coast for the AFCON Beach soccer Qualifier contest slated for Sunday at Spenah Beach in Entebbe.Comments last_img read more

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first_imgThe Simon McBride Memorial Tractor Run has raised a fantastic €24,099 in aid of the Donegal Hospice and Cardiac Unit Letterkenny University Hospital, it was revealed this weekend.The charity event took place in Raphoe in September, with large crowds turning out to support the cause in memory of a much-loved local man.Simon, who has been described as a big character and someone who lived their life to the fullest, passed away suddenly late last year aged 47. His family and friends came together this year to do something special in his memory. The Tractor Run was hailed as a great success and a presentation dance and raffle took place in Biddy Friel’s on Saturday night before the final total was revealed.There were great celebrations when it emerged that both the Donegal Hospice and Cardiac Unit Letterkenny University Hospital would benefit from cheques of over €12,000 each.Well done to all involved and all who supported the fundraisers.Isobel Rodgers, Donegal Hospice and Tracy Johnston Wilson, Representing The Cardiac Unit Letterkenny University Hospital receiving over €12,049.00 each from the McBride Family and friends raised at the Simon McBride Memorial Tractor run and Charity Auction and Dance in Biddy Friel’s Drumoghill on Saturday night last. Photo Clive WassonIncredible €24,000 raised at Simon McBride Memorial Tractor Run was last modified: November 17th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

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first_imgJames DeGale’s fight against Spaniard Jose Maria Guerrero in Liverpool on Friday has been called off.The Harlesden super-middleweight was to top the bill at the city’s Echo Arena, but the show has been rescheduled for Friday, 27 January.His arch rival and fellow west Londoner George Groves was recently forced to withdraw from his planned fight on the same show because of a hand injury.DeGale was preparing to defend his WBO Intercontintental title. His European crown would not have been on the line as he had been pencilled in for a February defence of that title against mandatory challenger Cristian Sanavia.Related stories:Spaniard fires warning to DeGaleInjury rules Groves out of Liverpool fightLet history decidelast_img read more

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first_imgAncient stargazers imagined the violent actions of gods in the heavens giving rise to the stars, earth and man.  Today’s secular astronomers engage in a similar kind of lore.  While not naming their gods after mythical heroes, they describe them as forces of nature whose violent clashes give rise to order and design.  Sometimes they even personify these forces.  Maybe the only thing that has changed since Greek times is the sophistication of the observations.Modern Asteria:  A cosmic war of titanic proportions is occurring in the heavens, but out of the struggle comes spiral jewelry fit for Asteria, goddess of the stars.  As she gives birth, she in rage rips open the wombs of her rivals, preventing them from bearing sons and daughters, but some of the barren escape.  So the oracles have determined.    A press release from University of Durham would not be altered much by replacing Asteria with galaxy, sons and daughters by suns and debris, and oracles by theorists.  Astronomers using the Gemini Observatory’s Near-Infrared Integral Field Spectrometer said of the galaxy with its violent outflows:The explosions scattered the gas needed to form new stars by helping it escape the gravitational pull of the galaxy called SMM J1237+6203, effectively regulating its growth, the scientists added….    Effectively the galaxy is regulating its growth by preventing new stars from being born.  Theorists had predicted that huge outflows of energy were behind this activity, but it’s only now that we have seen it in action.”    We believe that similar huge outflows are likely to have stopped the growth of other galaxies in the early Universe by blowing away the materials needed for star formation.One wonders, upon reading this tale, whether the explosions helped the gas escape on purpose, and whether there was a plan to regulate the growth of the galaxy.  Whatever it was, it was “effective,” we were just told.    Perhaps the modern myth is an improvement in its explanatory power.  “They believe the huge surge of energy was caused by either the outflow of debris from the galaxy’s black hole or from powerful winds generated by dying stars called supernovae.”  This is known as a disjunctive theory: kind of like your shrink saying you are neurotic either because your mother didn’t breast-feed you or because space aliens are sending energy pulses into your head.  There might be a black hole in this galaxy, or there might be supernovae, but those were not observed.  Even so, both are violent, destructive phenomena not intuitively known for creative acts like star birth (which was also not observed).    The outflows are so violent, in fact, it’s not even sure that supernovae are up to explaining them.  “According to their findings the galaxy exploded in a series of blasts trillions of times more powerful than any caused by an atomic bomb.  The blasts happened every second for millions of years, the scientists said.”  For one thing, it’s hard to imagine anything creative coming out of that kind of violence.  But for another, that would seem to require so many supernovae going off for so long, the problem shifts from whether any stars formed as a result to how the stars formed that exploded as supernovae in the first place.  The reader can pick a preferred oracle and explanation.Modern Atreus:  There were rare cases of cannibals among the gods, but in modern cosmology cannibalism is the preferred heavenly vice.  Our own Milky Way is a cannibal, we were told by Space.com.  How do we know?  The Missing Link told us, according to PhysOrg.    Cannibalism may be the mark of the uncivilized, but in astronomy, the vice is nice.  A leading theory claims that the large spiral galaxies we love so much, including our own, grew by cannibalizing the midgets.  Trouble was, astronomers had no evidence for this “bottom-up” approach to galaxy-building.  (It also leaves unanswered what the midget galaxies ate for growth and health.)  But now, the presses are rolling with gladness, now that the Missing Link has spoken.    That missing link is a metal-poor star found in a nearby dwarf galaxy; it was announced last week in Nature.1  One might think that a large galaxy would need quite a few candidates to grow into the range of 100 billion stars, but astronomers were relieved for small progress.  They had been looking for a metal-poor star for years, and frankly, were getting a little worried.  The paucity of metal-poor stars in dwarf galaxies suggested, scientifically speaking, that their theory might be proven wrong.  But rather than letting that happen, they rejoiced to find one small red star with 1/4000 the metals2 of our sun and one-fifth the metallicity of any star measured in a dwarf galaxy before.  The idea is that the dwarf galaxies, being the first to form, had to form before metals were produced by supernovae.  Only after the cannibal party was over would mature galaxies have lots of metals in their systems; who knows, maybe they ate the forks, too.    Finding this star was like finding a needle in a stack of needles, one astronomer said.  Why that should be, he did not say; it would seem the theory would predict metal-poor stars would predominate in dwarf galaxies.  Be that as it may, here’s how the paper put a happy spin on the change of fortune:Current cosmological models indicate that the Milky Way’s stellar halo was assembled from many smaller systems.  On the basis of the apparent absence of the most metal-poor stars in present-day dwarf galaxies, recent studies claimed that the true Galactic building blocks must have been vastly different from the surviving dwarfs.  The discovery of an extremely iron-poor star (S1020549) in the Sculptor dwarf galaxy based on a medium-resolution spectrum cast some doubt on this conclusion.“Some doubt” is right.  The astronomers said later in their paper, “we cannot rule out the possibility that some metal-poor stars in the halo came from more massive systems than the ones considered here.”  They also recognized it was a poor showing: “future discoveries of extremely metal-poor stars in these galaxies would be required to demonstrate the feasibility of this picture,” they said – a picture that includes the popular Cold Dark Matter model of the Universe.  Can the discovery of this one metal-poor star resurrect the cannibal theory?  Can it account for the enthusiasm in the popular press?  You decide:But were enough dwarf galaxies accreted to account for all of the metal-poor halo stars?  The surviving ultra-faint dwarfs are the least luminous and most dark-matter-dominated galaxies, and they possess very few stars despite containing some extremely metal-poor stars.  It is thus unclear whether the accretion of even large numbers of analogues to such systems can provide enough stellar mass to account for the entire population of low-metallicity field stars.  On the other hand, massive satellites like the progenitors of the Magellanic Clouds are thought to have provided the vast majority of the inner halo.  Galaxies, like Sculptor, with stellar masses in between massive gas-rich objects (early versions of today’s Magellanic Clouds) and less luminous systems (appearing today as ultra-faint dwarfs), hence appear to be more natural candidates for providing the metal-poor stellar content of the outer halo.Bosh with this pessimism, Science Daily thought, as it announced gleefully, “First of Missing Primitive Stars Found.”Modern Bacchus:  Some astronomers believe they can peek into the food fights of the star gods.  PhysOrg reported on work at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics about the birth of large stars, to see whether it involves cannibalism or not.  Readers might be surprised to learn that the process of star formation for giant stars is poorly understood.  There were fears that large stars would blow away their food due to ionizing radiation and star formation would stop.  It turns out, the astronomers simulated on computers, that small stars capture some of the outflowing material, resulting in riotous feasts of big and small stars.  They called this “fragmentation-induced starvation.”  The obese giants can prevent their own demise by sharing some of their food with the midgets.  The article says that it “appears to offer realistic answers to many of the outstanding puzzles of massive star formation in clusters.” Modern Medea:  “Medea took her revenge by sending Glauce a dress and golden coronet, covered in poison,” the Greeks taught.  Modern mythmakers love poison.  Whenever they find it, they believe that life cannot be far behind.  PhysOrg announced that the orbiting Herschel Telescope discovered carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, methanol, dimethyl ether, hydrogen cyanide, sulfur oxide and sulfur dioxide in the Orion Nebula.  Conclusion?  “Herschel Finds Possible Life-Enabling Molecules in Space.”  William Herschel and John Herschel were not consulted on this announcement, because they might have objected to having their names associated with a naturalistic myth.  Science Daily bested it with this title: “Precursors of Life-Enabling Organic Molecules in Orion Nebula Unveiled by Herschel Space Observatory.”  Later, that article called these poisons the “direct precursors to life-enabling molecules.”  Warning: do not try these molecules on yourself to see if they are life-enabling.    One of the Herschel astronomers was enamored not only with the poisons but with the violence in the cloud.  “The high spectral resolution of HIFI shows the breath-taking rechness [sic] of molecular species, which are present, despite of the hostile environment, in the stellar nurseries and sites for planet formation,” he said.  To some astronomers, poisonous violence is what to look for when you want to witness a baby boom of stars, planets and life.Modern Nemesis:  Death and destruction is raining down on Earth from the jealous god Nemesis.  Space.com said that Sol’s alter ego, an unseen star nicknamed Nemesis, may be perturbing comets from an unseen Oort Cloud onto the planet at 26 million year intervals.  The article explained that observations are not required:While there’s little doubt about the destructive power of cosmic impacts, there is no evidence that comets have periodically caused mass extinctions on our planet.  The theory of periodic extinctions itself is still debated, with many insisting that more proof is needed.  Even if the scientific consensus is that extinction events don’t occur in a predictable cycle, there are now other reasons to suspect a dark companion to the Sun.The existence of odd minor planets with weird orbits may be the footprint of Nemesis.  The destructive star may have come from the tribe of the Red Dwarfs.  The article, with a section entitled “Finding Dwarfs in the Dark,” ended with an occult suggestion: “Even if Nemesis is not found, the WISE telescope will help shed light on the darkest corners of the solar system.” 1.  Frebel, Kirby and Simon, “Linking dwarf galaxies to halo building blocks with the most metal-poor star in Sculptor,” Nature 464, 72-75 (4 March 2010) | doi:10.1038/nature08772.2.  By metals, astronomers mean any and all elements heavier than hydrogen and helium.  Metallicity is the ratio of heavy elements to hydrogen and helium.  Presumably, metallicity increases with age, as more supernovae seed the cosmic clouds with elements forged in the interiors of stars.  The first stars (not observed) would have been made entirely of hydrogen and helium.It takes many years of training to become a modern scientific priest.  The math and science is admittedly difficult.  Not everyone can survive the ordeal.  Once inducted into the order, though, the priest earns free rein to add to the cultural mythology.  The press adores the priests and never questions their wisdom.  Once in a while they have to employ the hard math they learned, but only for the observational parts.  The interpretive activity is liberated from that requirement – all it takes is a good imagination.  Some linkage to observation helps, on occasion, to keep the peasants from suspecting they are speaking beyond their knowledge.    Willard van Orman Quine famously said in 1951 that scientific theories and the Greek gods are in the same business – providing categories to organize experience.  Though he later moderated that position, the comparison may be more apt than he realized.  Both the Greek gods and their modern counterparts described above are not transcendent Creators, but rather elements of the cosmos that emerged from the void with special powers.  Both priestly orders assumed a philosophy of naturalism: a bottom-up assumption about the way the cosmos came to be.  Neither were dependent on empirical evidence (though it helped if the Delphic Oracle got the prediction right occasionally).  Both ascribed personality to natural forces.  Both used the myths to teach the peasants how to understand the mysterious forces around them.  And both provided power and prestige to the priestly class.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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first_img19 November 2014South Africa has demonstrated its innovative capabilities in the emerging hydrogen and fuel cell technologies space with the launch of a 2.5Kw hydrogen fuel power generator prototype unit at the University of the Western Cape (UWC).The generator was developed by the HySA Systems Integration and Technology Validation Centre of Competence (HySA Systems) and Hot Platinum Pty Ltd, a local company involved in power management and control electronics, with funds from the Department of Science and Technology.The companies have been testing the unit at the Cape Flats Nature Reserve, on the UWC’s Bellville campus, with remarkable results, according to a statement from the DST.The hydrogen fuel cell power generator unit uses hydrogen to generate electrical power, with water vapour the only by-product, which means that electricity can be produced in an environmentally friendly way without pollution or noise.Furthermore, hydrogen can be used to produce electricity in remote areas that do not have access to the national grid.Unveiling the generator on Tuesday, 18 November, Director-General in the DST Dr Phil Mjwara said science, technology and innovation plays a critical role in the development of the country.“We talk a lot about adding value and reducing our carbon footprint, about access for all, creating wealth and developing private/public partnerships. This project shows that we are capable of all these things,’ said Mjwara.The decentralisation of energy generation by using hydrogen fuel cell systems is one of the few possibilities for providing efficient and cost-effective access to electricity.Professor Bruno Pollet, Director of HySA Systems, said in the current climate where South African is facing power challenges, the prototype generator offers solutions. He said the South African government has rolled out several energy and energy-efficiency programmes and initiatives, such as HySA, with an emphasis on alternative energy opportunities and off-grid renewable energy solutions.South Africa is one of the primary suppliers of platinum group metals to the world, but not much beneficiation is being done in the country. However, the rise of hydrogen fuel cell technologies in various markets is about to change the global platinum landscape with the anticipated increase in platinum usage in this emerging market.Pollet said there were significant opportunities for South Africa to partner with international fuel cell producers, and that these partnerships had the potential to make the country an established hub for the production of fuel cell components. SAnews.govlast_img read more