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5:30 pm, August 26th, 2022 - 20 comments
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Daily review is also your post.
This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.
The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).
Don’t forget to be kind to each other …
Trouble in Argentina as the former president and current vice-president is charged with massive corruption.
Buenos Aires Times | Prosecutors seek lengthy jail term for Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (batimes.com.ar)
Chief Human Rights Commissioner highlights where the government must do more to fix our rental housing and meet human rights standards:
"We mustn’t forget that a home is first and foremost a fundamental human right, not an investment."
That's it in a nutshell.
Yes I agree and along with food and clothing is fundamental. Only when these needs have been met will our citizens be able to participate fully in our society.
After this shameful display:
Students for Climate Solutions lost their case due to the Crown Minerals Act actually preventing the consideration of climate change:
The Greens point out some obvious solutions:
Uk energy cap triples,( this limits the unit rate) to 3459 pound per year.Forecasts which have been very accurate forecast 4500 in Jan,and moving to 7000 pounds by April.This does not include business's which are now struggling especially in the SME area such as hospo.Electricity rationing for the winter.
Germans wonder WTF they spent 1/2 a trillion euros on,apart from closing nuclear fleet,as prices head north and coal ramps up,including reopening mothballed FF plants.
Switzerland has issued warnings and the Finnish power grid and party pooper says rolling blackouts for winter.
not only but also…
"According to a report by Bloomberg on Wednesday, around 20 Million U.S. homes are behind on their energy bills.
The figure represents approximately 1 in 6 Americans, with Bloomberg stating the National Energy Assistance Directors Association labeled it the worst crisis they have ever documented.
The figures are a result of surging electricity prices, driven by surging natural gas costs."
The surging NG prices are because of the US LNG exports.The US has become the barrel of last resort.
The Freeport terminal is out till November,which when returns to production US gas prices will be well north of 10$,and Freeport also use grid electricity (most use gas generation) so local power will increase.All in time for US midterms.
Europe survives on fracked gas.
So no 'growth' riding to the rescue a la China post GFC….except perhaps in munitions.
All downhill from here.
The Biden admin,now sees the problems,and suggests to the refineries that it is a good time to lower exports on refined product and rebuild inventory for the winter ( lots of households in the snow belt still use oil central heating) and with diesel shortages that is in the refineries best interests.
And Saudi running as fast as it can.
“KEYNOTES: Last year, in October Saudi Arabia announce that
they had plans to increase production capacity to 13 million
barrels per day, the project is due to be completed by 2027.
This will be 1 million more barrels per day than the current 12
million barrel per day capacity. The big news is that that is all
they have have left. This spell big trouble for the global
economy with demand only set to grow. I expect higher oil
prices to persist at least over the next 3-5 years, barring any
unforeseen circumstances. ”
In a world of less (and increased climate volatility) what is needed is durable easily repaired systems and we are hell bent on the opposite.
What is needed is energy security for each country,the huge amount of capital makes inflation and capital works programs expensive for the next decade.
worldwide energy security requires first cooperation and secondly an acceptance of new priorities….where/how is that reduced energy going to be used.
There is no sign of that, indeed what we have is a bidding war and national interests.
A request: Can anyone with a Herald subscription or library card give me a rundown of, or copy and paste, this article please?
you make sense of this. but it involves dinosaurs.
my understanding is the journalist is packing a big sad because no one answered his call and gave them a rundown via coaches, school, PR on how they expect the game to go.
Thank you, Sabine. As a team manager I battled with school sports admin today trying to fight for my boys.
Some schools are afraid to roar, to speak up for themselves, in case they rock the administrative boat.
I honestly don't know enough about school sports other then that the coaches, mothers, dads are quite involved and pretty awesome. Its hard standing there on the edge of the field in the cold/wet. I am happy it made sense to you. 🙂
I know St Peter's will be concentrating on the match rather than doing interviews. I imagine Kelston will be doing the same. Publicising/marketing school sport is being pushed back in favour of kids just being able to do what they do together. Journalists can watch from the sideline like everyone else instead of prodding young kids for a story.
For these two schools the Auckland 1A final at Eden Park tomorrow is just a part of their journey. They both want to be national champs.
Yes, that is what i took away from it. These are kids, let them play, go away journalists. Journalists: bad school bad bad school. . 🙂
I fully endorse what this expert is saying: