UK TO BAN PETROL VEHICLES BY 2030


HOMENEWSUK To Ban Petrol Vehicles By 2030 — Another Blow For Nigeria’s Oil Revenue donpdsingerRedhill

UK To Ban Petrol Vehicles By 2030 — Another Blow For Nigeria’s Oil Revenue By donpdsinger

November 18, 2020donpdsinger

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says new cars and vans powered by petrol and diesel will not be sold in the UK from 2030.

According to the BBC, Johnson said it is part of “a green industrial revolution” to tackle climate change and to create jobs.

The 10-point plan is to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles and investing in grants to help buy cars and charge-point infrastructure.

The plan also includes producing enough offshore wind to power every home, developing the first town heated entirely by hydrogen by the end of the decade, provision for large nuclear plant and developing the next generation of small and advanced nuclear reactors.

The plan is aimed at putting the UK on track to meet its goal of net zero emissions by 2050 and to create 250,000 jobs.

It also includes making buildings greener, warmer and more energy-efficient, and installing 600,000 heat pumps (low-energy electrical devices for warming homes) every year by 2028 as well as making cycling and walking more attractive ways to travel and investing in zero-emission public transport for the future.

“My 10-point plan will create, support and protect hundreds of thousands of green jobs, whilst making strides towards net-zero by 2050,” Johnson reportedly said.

“Our green industrial revolution will be powered by the wind turbines of Scotland and the North East, propelled by the electric vehicles made in the Midlands and advanced by the latest technologies developed in Wales, so we can look ahead to a more prosperous, greener future.

The UK will host the COP26 (conference of party) international climate summit in Glasgow in 2021. The conference was initially scheduled to take place in 2020 but was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Norway, Israel, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden and Singapore have also made plans to phase out internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles — with the earliest abolishment date being 2025.

The Nigerian economy, which relies heavily on the revenue generated from crude oil exports, will be affected by the development as European countries are the largest importers of Nigeria’s crude oil.

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted negatively on global oil demand early in the year, leading to the collapse of prices across the world.

As of November 2, the price of Brent crude dropped by 3.43 percent to $36.64 per barrel after some European countries imposed another round of lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The Nigerian economy is projected to enter its second recession in five years owing to low oil prices.

LIL WAYNE FACES FEDERAL CHARGES

The post Lil Wayne Faces Federal Gun Possession Charge appeared first on The News Observers | Breaking News | Business & World News.

Lil Wayne was charged in federal court Tuesday with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon. The 38-year-old rapper is dealing with 10 years in jail for the offense, if convicted.

Paperwork filed within the Southern District of Florida Courtroom establish him by his given title, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. and allege that he had a gun with Lil Wayne on his non-public airplane final December, “understanding that he had beforehand been convicted of against the law punishable by imprisonment.”

“Carter is charged with possessing a gold-plated handgun in his baggage on a non-public airplane,” Howard Srebnick, a lawyer for Lil Wayne, stated in a press release. “There isn’t any allegation that he ever fired it, brandished it, used it or threatened to make use of it. There isn’t any allegation that he’s a harmful particular person. The cost is that as a result of he was convicted of a felony prior to now, he’s prohibited from possessing a firearm.”

Lil Wayne The rapper’s first court docket date is ready for Dec. 11, the Associated Press reported. Lil Wayne already has a felony conviction for possession of a firearm in 2009 in New York.

Rapper Lil Wayne was charged Tuesday in Florida with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a federal offense that carries a possible sentence of as much as 10 years in jail.

Paperwork filed in Miami federal court docket say the rapper, whose actual title is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., had a gun and ammunition on Dec. 23 of final yr regardless of understanding he had the earlier felony on his report.

Authorities stated the rapper acknowledged proudly owning the gold-plated handgun after his baggage was searched upon arriving in Miami on a non-public airplane. A search warrant, first reported by the Miami Herald on the time, stated Carter informed investigators the gun was a Father’s Day present.

Carter’s lawyer, Howard Srebnick, stated in an e mail that there are authorized questions on whether or not mere possession of a weapon by a felon not judged to be harmful suits the definition of against the law.

“Carter is charged with possessing a gold-plated handgun in his baggage on a non-public airplane. There isn’t any allegation that he ever fired it, brandished it, used it or threatened to make use of it,” Srebnick stated. “There isn’t any allegation that he’s a harmful particular person.”

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Breakfast at my House

During the week we’re often walking out the door with a coffee in one hand and slice of toast in the other, but on weekends breakfast is never rushed. It’s a late affair, sometimes spilling over to lunch, with lots of reading and chatter in between courses of fruits, poached eggs, honey and toast. One of our favorite things we like to serve when friends are visiting are buckwheat blueberry pancakes.

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