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    Posted: 17 August 2019 at 5:33am
China's solar power is now cheaper than grid electricity, scientists reveal

In just 25 years China has gone from having no solar panels to 100 per cent more than any other country

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/china-solar-power-grid-electricity-uptake-nature-energy-study-a9055996.html


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A chicken shop worker who is “deeply moved” by the number of hungry and homeless people in Ilford feeds on average 300 people every Thursday for free

The Chicken Spot in Ilford is open to the homeless every Thursday for free meals in a scheme organised by Naeem Qureshi and Patrick Williams, Chair of the Redbridge Macmillan Fundraising Group

Between the hours of 3pm and 7pm, Naeem Querishi of The Chicken Spot, Cranbrook Road, cooks warm meals including chicken biryani and distributes them to rough sleepers, pensioners and anyone facing financial problems.

He said he felt compelled to take action after walking through Ilford and seeing the same faces struggling every day just to survive.

He was worried that these people were becoming invisible to the rest of society.

“I see so many people who are thankful just to have a meal,” he told the Recorder.

“After handing out my food, one woman burst into tears and was so touched by it all. That is why I do this – to help.

“If everybody did things, it would be a fantastic area,”

Naeem believes that helping the community has not affected his business and more organisations should do what they can, however small, for the benefit of others.

While he has a strong faith and helps people because “that is what God would expect me to do”, he gives food to anyone in need no matter their background.

He also whips up hearty foods that are not on the menu in the shop to keep the vulnerable warm from the inside.

Patrick Williams, chairman of Redbridge Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising, alerted the Recorder to the good work being done by the Chicken Spot.

“If everyone did what Mr Querishi is doing then perhaps we as individuals would help to diminish homelessness not by force but by compassion and just by helping someone,” he said.

“We need more people like him to make a significant difference.”...

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Europe has the untapped onshore capacity to meet global energy demand

Europe has the capacity to produce more than 100 times the amount of energy it currently produces through onshore windfarms, new analysis from the University of Sussex and Aarhus University has revealed.

In an analysis of all suitable sites for onshore wind farms, the new study reveals that Europe has the potential to supply enough energy for the whole world until 2050.

The study reveals that if all of Europe’s capacity for onshore wind farms was realised, the installed nameplate capacity would 52.5 TW - equivalent to 1 MW for every 16 European citizens...

https://www.sussex.ac.uk/news/media-centre/press-releases/id/49312


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U.S. Muslims Raise Over $125K to Reunite Detained Parents with their Children

The funds collected will be received by the National Bail Fund Network. The network engages with over two dozen local community bond funds.

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General published a report last month which scrutinized “dangerous overcrowding and prolonged detention of children and adults.”

The report along with others of its kind led Imam Omar Suleiman and Imam Zaid Shakir to organize the fundraising effort.

Imam Shakir is the head of the Lighthouse Mosque in California and Imam Suleiman, the founder of Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research in Texas.

Both jointly authored a letter expressing the emotions that led them to start such a fundraising effort. They condemned the conditions of migrants to the southern border as “sickening” and spoke about how Islam grants individuals fleeing persecution, ecological devastation and oppression the right to migrate and seek asylum elsewhere...





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Crops under solar panels can be a win-win

In dry places, photovoltaic shade can even reduce water use.

Solar panels might seem like they’re in direct competition with plants. One is catching sunlight to do photosynthesis, the other wants to take it to push electrons. Surely Highlander rules apply, and there can be only one on a plot of land, right?

In reality, it’s not a zero-sum game. Some plants will burn in direct sun, after all, and so there are plenty of food crops that would be happy to share their space with panels. And as a new study led by the University of Arizona’s Greg Barron-Gafford shows, the combination isn’t even necessarily a compromise—there are some synergies that can bring significant benefits to a solar-agriculture.

Everybody wins

Prof. Barron-Gafford et al. focused on dry areas like the American Southwest, where water for crops is limiting and things are projected to get drier. The shade provided by solar panels could lower soil surface temperatures and evaporation, the researchers thought, and vegetation could similarly keep the panels themselves a little cooler than a bare ground installation. Since solar panel efficiency drops at high temperature, that could mean more electricity generated...

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/09/crops-under-solar-panels-can-be-a-win-win/


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Canada's new child benefit has lifted almost 300,000 children out of poverty and strengthened the middle class, study shows

New Statistics Canada figures show 278,000 fewer children living below the poverty line in 2017 — the first full year of the benefit — compared to 2015 when the Liberals took office.

Statistics Canada says an increase in the value of child benefits, coupled with gains in market income, put more money into the pockets of families in 2017...

https://globalnews.ca/news/5000746/liberal-child-benefit-poverty-statcan/


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Muslim Volunteers Help Homeless in Milwaukee

Volunteers from the Muslim Community and Health Center teamed up with Hayat Pharmacy to offer health screenings at the homeless encampment in downtown Milwaukee, ABC News reported.

“Our mission since day one has been to serve those that are most at need. So, we love to advocate for anyone who does not have access [to health services],” Fauzia Qureshi, from the Muslim Community and Health Center, said.

The Muslim Community and Health Center of Wisconsin mission is to strengthen the Milwaukee community and increase the well-being of its residents by providing free and charitable health care services, social services, counseling, emergency assistance, educational and job-training programs...

https://aboutislam.net/muslim-issues/n-america/muslim-volunteers-help-homeless-milwaukee/


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Texas College Student Hailed as a Hero After Working Alone 32 Hours Non-Stop During Flood

Floodwaters have begun to recede in Texas where Tropical Storm Imelda left heavy rainfall in parts of Houston this week.

Five people were killed after the storm made landfall last week in the same area left devastated by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

Through it all, one 21-year-old college student managed to keep his head up and work 32 hours straight all by himself to help guests who were stranded by the flooding at the hotel where he worked...




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Sober bars help people in recovery stay social

AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) -- Recovering addicts or people new to sobriety often run into a struggle when trying to socialize with friends.

A typical night out at a bar can be a trigger and challenge to their sobriety.

“Sober bars” are now popping up all across the nation, including Central Texas.

After a long day, Ember Zenchyshyn usually heads to her local dive bar to unwind.

But what’s being served at the Cherokee Recovery Village in Bastrop, Texas isn’t alcohol, but a sense of belonging.

"I can't do this alone,” said Zenchyshyn,” I need to have the people walking through this with me and kind of be a part of something."

Zenchyshyn has been sober for three years.

“I would just drink, and drink and drink," she said. "And then I would get tired of that to the point to where I couldn't do it anymore."

But Zenchyshyn says she still likes to have a good time. “I didn't want to give up the fun lifestyle. I didn't want just to go home and go to sleep at 10 and not do things."

So, between the dark dingy atmosphere, entertainment, and a shelf stocked with non-alcoholic beverages, the 'sober bar' gives her the best of both worlds.

"This is exposing yourself to triggers intentionally to weaken those triggers,” said Paul French Owner of the Cherokee Recovery Village.” It will allow you to eventually go into establishments where there’s drinking and partying and craziness and it won’t affect you as strongly as it did."

French is a licensed chemical dependency counselor, and a former addict.

“You can come in and you can drink. We only have healthy beverages,” explained French.

He says the ‘sober bar’ helps to support those on a 12-step recovery program, “People need connection once they start a recovery program." ...



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Chicago lawyer and congressional candidate hosts a mixer for local businesses and unemployed constituents. Twenty-six of them leave with jobs

Illinois congressional candidate Sarah Gad helps employ dozens of formerly incarcerated constituents through campaign job fair



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Secretive energy startup backed by Bill Gates achieves solar breakthrough

New York (CNN Business) A secretive startup backed by Bill Gates has achieved a solar breakthrough aimed at saving the planet.

Heliogen, a clean energy company that emerged from stealth mode on Tuesday, said it has discovered a way to use artificial intelligence and a field of mirrors to reflect so much sunlight that it generates extreme heat above 1,000 degrees Celsius.

Essentially, Heliogen created a solar oven — one capable of reaching temperatures that are roughly a quarter of what you'd find on the surface of the sun.

The breakthrough means that, for the first time, concentrated solar energy can be used to create the extreme heat required to make cement, steel, glass and other industrial processes. In other words, carbon-free sunlight can replace fossil fuels in a heavy carbon-emitting corner of the economy that has been untouched by the clean energy revolution.

"We are rolling out technology that can beat the price of fossil fuels and also not make the CO2 emissions," Bill Gross, Heliogen's founder and CEO, told CNN Business. "And that's really the holy grail."

Heliogen, which is also backed by billionaire Los Angeles Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong, believes the patented technology will be able to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industry. Cement, for example, accounts for 7% of global CO2 emissions, according to the International Energy Agency.

"Bill and the team have truly now harnessed the sun," Soon-Shiong, who also sits on the Heliogen board, told CNN Business. "The potential to humankind is enormous. ... The potential to business is unfathomable." ...



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San Francisco 49ers' Richard Sherman clears over $27,000 in schools' cafeteria debt

San Francisco 49er Richard Sherman is making his mark off the football field by paying off thousands of dollars in school lunch debt for public school students.

The day after the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) named Sherman as the Week 11 Community MVP, he handed the principal of Cabrillo Middle School in Santa Clara, California, a "personal check" for $7,491.27 to clear the cafeteria's outstanding bill.

Sherman was given the honor by the NFLPA on Nov. 22 for his charity work through his two organizations -- Richard Sherman Family Foundation and Blanket Coverage Foundation...



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