On the Blogs: ‘I Have No Idea Who Would Put Their Money Here’

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Think Progress:The Navajo Generating Station is facing a future familiar to many coal-fired power plants, struggling to compete with smaller, more nimble natural gas-fired generators, wind farms, and solar arrays.“You know the old saying, ‘You make money if you buy low and sell high’? They’re buying high and selling lower,” said David Schlissel, director of resource planning analysis at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).If the Navajo Generating Station shuts down, locals will lose some 800 jobs, both at the plant and in the nearby Kayenta mine, which supplies coal to the generating station. Facing unemployment rates upwards of 40 percent, the Navajo and Hopi tribes are eager to protect those jobs, to say nothing of the revenue the operation provides.“The Navajo Nation is so dependent on the jobs and the revenue for their budget. It’s really sad because, looking forward, it just doesn’t seem to be a sustainable economic enterprise,” Schlissel said. “I have no idea who would put their money here.”More: Embattled Navajo coal plant is a preview of what’s ahead as coal declines across the U.S. On the Blogs: ‘I Have No Idea Who Would Put Their Money Here’last_img read more

Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud strikes enough for Arsenal to sink Stoke

first_img Walcott’s first Arsenal goal of the season after his double for England at San Marino came after 31 minutes, but he might have had a hat-trick before then. The Gunners poured forwards time and again but could not get the goals their dominant performance deserved as Giroud, on for Walcott, also missed a gilt-edged chance before heading in a late second to send Wenger’s men second in the fledgling table. Ozil found Walcott with a ball over the top and the striker out-muscled Marc Muniesa and slotted the ball through Butland’s legs. Petr Cech saved from Joselu, but it was one of very few moments of alarm for the Arsenal defence, without Per Mertesacker due to a chest infection. Stoke barely tested Cech as Arsenal continued to probe forwards. Bellerin roamed down the right and crossed to Walcott, who could only steer the ball tamely at Butland. Again, it was a wasted opportunity. Ozil then ghosted through in the left side of the area only to shoot straight at Butland at the near post. Marko Arnautovic and Gabriel grappled off the ball and the Stoke forward went down without a foul given. The complaints were ignored by referee Jon Moss. Giroud replaced Walcott 14 minutes from time and had a chance almost immediately, but like his predecessor’s early opportunities, he missed. The ball ricocheted around the box and fell for Giroud, who snatched at his left-footed shot, which went wide across goal. Cazorla then fired wide after a strong run in the left channel before providing the second from a free-kick. Giroud, who felt he was impeded by Erik Pieters in stoppage time, met the set-piece with a fine near-post header for a relieving second before the superb Butland denied Koscielny a third. TWEET OF THE MATCH “BOOM! 1-0. Theo. (the one Arsenal fans keep saying isn’t a striker, but is.) @theowalcott #afc” – Celebrity fan Piers Morgan stays on the pulse of all things Arsenal. PLAYER RATINGS Arsenal Petr Cech: 6 (out of 10) Hector Bellerin: 8 Laurent Koscielny: 7 Gabriel: 7 Nacho Monreal: 6 Francis Coquelin: 7 Santi Cazorla: 7 Aaron Ramsey: 6 Theo Walcott: 7 Alexis Sanchez: 7 Mesut Ozil: 6 Subs Olivier Giroud: 7 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: 6 Mikel Arteta: 6 Crystal Palace Jack Butland: 8 Phil Bardsley: 6 Erik Pieters: 6 Geoff Cameron: 6 Marc Muniesa: 5 Glenn Whelan: 6 Marco van Ginkel: 6 Marko Arnautovic: 6 Mame Biram Diouf: 6 Xherdan Shaqiri: 6 Mato Joselu: 5 Subs Stephen Ireland: 6 Bojan Krkic: 6 STAR PLAYER Jack Butland: Arsenal missed chances, yes, but Butland was superb for Stoke, denying the Gunners time and again. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Theo Walcott: Defying pundit and Premier League winner Chris Sutton’s claims Arsenal had not selected a “proper striker”, Walcott netted his most difficult chance. VIEW FROM THE BENCH The selection of Walcott ahead of Olivier Giroud was questioned until the Englishman struck after 31 minutes. Giroud then also got his goal late on after replacing Walcott. Stoke played a 4-4-2 and were unable to match Arsenal creatively or physically, leaving Mark Hughes disappointed. MOAN OF THE MATCH The insurance provider whose advertising makes you think a dog is on the pitch, until you realise there is more than one, they are virtual and they are the size of a panther. WHO’S UP NEXT Dinamo Zagreb v Arsenal (Champions League, September 16) Stoke v Leicester (Premier League, September 19) Wenger has a striker conundrum and went with Walcott ahead of Giroud, but if the England international wishes to be taken seriously as a central striker, he needs to start scoring the type of chances created in the early stages. Alexis Sanchez twice struck Jack Butland’s left-hand post in the early stages and Walcott three times had chances to score. Sanchez first hit the upright with a header from a Santi Cazorla cross and the follow-up ballooned off Walcott’s shin into the stand. Sanchez next struck a swerving right-foot shot from the left edge of the box which rebounded clear off the post. Then Hector Bellerin’s delightful cross was met by Walcott, who should have scored a header which he directed wide. Walcott’s most difficult chance was the one time he tested Butland, darting down the left before cutting inside and shooting straight at the Stoke goalkeeper. Butland was at full stretch to deny Laurent Koscielny from 30 yards and then repelled Cazorla’s volley. The direct approach paid off for the Gunners when Francis Coquelin slid in to dispossess Mato Joselu and fed Mesut Ozil. Goals from Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud earned Arsenal a 2-0 win over Stoke, but it should have been far more convincing for Arsene Wenger’s side. Press Associationlast_img read more

ICC World Cup Current Indian team will beat Pakistan 7 out of 10 times: Kapil

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Chennai: World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev on Friday said the India are a far better side than Pakistan and he doesn’t see Virat Kohli’s team losing to the arch-rivals in their World Cup clash on Sunday. “The India-Pakistan match I have to keep my fingers crossed about it… I hope the players don’t keep their fingers crossed… (laughs).. Just keep on playing. Looking at both the teams the Indian team is definitely far better. I am not saying because I am Indian,” said Kapil here. “But I feel when I was playing the Pakistan team was much better than  us. Today I can say that if they play 10 matches, India will win 7. India are far better than  Pakistan… What happens that day God knows.” On the rise of Indian fast bowling over the years, Kapil said if an Indian (Jasprit Bumrah) is the number one fast bowler in the world, it shows that “we have come a long, long way”.”When you don’t have something and you get it, you feel proud about that. That is what has happened to the Indian team in the last 15 years, bowlers started coming up. Often all cricketers say bowlers win matches.” The pace legend from Haryana hailed Bumrah.”When I saw him (Bumrah) first time I thought that he will not have such ability. I changed my word and I say God, he is really fantastic. From such a short run-up he can produce from such an awkward run-up so much pace. I just want him to be fit for the next five years.”Asked to compare his captaincy with that of the current skipper Virat Kohli, he said:  “Virat Kohli… He is too good. I don’t thnk I can compare myself with him. He is really good. He is the no.1 player in the world.” Queried if he felt the catch of Viv Richards in the 1983 World Cup final against the West Indies was the best he had taken, he said: “I don’t think so. I can say important catch, not the best. It was very important according to the situation. The  impprtant catch was that of Clive Lloyd the next wicket because we started believing that we could win after that dismissal,” Dev said. Kapil also backed former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni following the controversy over his gloves which had an Army insignia embossed on them. The ICC turned down BCCI’s request to let Dhoni wear the same gloves, saying it was against its regulations.  “It is not a controversy and he showed a feeling within him to put a logo there and we have to go with the system. I don’t think he realised that it is going to be such a big thing…. you have to go through the system or the law.”I respect Dhoni and he showed passion and love for his country and Army people and that is nothing wrong.” last_img read more

Which club has the most players in the 2018 World Cup quarter-finals?

first_img 12 12 Daler Kuzyayev (Russia), Andrey Lunyov (Russia), Yuri Zhirkov (Russia), Aleksandr Yerokhin (Russia), Igor Smolnikov (Russia) Paul Pogba (France), Fred (Brazil), Victor Lindelof (Sweden), Marouane Fellaini (Belgium), Romelu Lukaku (Belgium), Jesse Lingard (England), Phil Jones (England), Ashley Young (England), Marcus Rashford (England) Jose Gimenez (Uruguay), Diego Godin (Uruguay), Antoine Griezmann (France), Lucas Hernandez (France), Sime Vrsaljko (Croatia), Filipe Luis (Brazil) 12 Edinson Cavani (Uruguay), Presnel Kimpembe (France), Kylian Mbappe (France), Alphonse Areola (France), Thiago Silva (Brazil), Neymar (Brazil), Marquinhos (Brazil), Thomas Meunier (Belgium) 12 Olivier Giroud (France), N’Golo Kante (France), Willian (Brazil), Thibaut Courtois (Belgium), Eden Hazard (Belgium), Gary Cahill (England) =2. Manchester United – 9 players =2. Tottenham – 9 players Following Colombia’s dramatic penalty shootout elimination at the hands of England, there are now just eight teams remaining at the 2018 World Cup.The quarter-finals are set to get underway with Uruguay, France, Brazil, Belgium, Russia, Croatia, Sweden and England competing for the four semi-final places. Luis Suarez (Uruguay), Samuel Umtiti (France), Ousmane Dembele (France), Ivan Rakitic (Croatia), Philippe Coutinho (Brazil), Paulinho (Brazil), Thomas Vermaelen (Belgium) 12 Raphael Varane (France), Luka Modric (Croatia), Mateo Kovacic (Croatia), Casemiro (Brazil), Marcelo (Brazil) 4. PSG – 8 players 12 12 Igor Akinfeev (Russia), Mario Fernandes (Russia), Sergei Ignashevich (Russia), Alan Dzagoev (Russia), Aleksandr Golovin (Russia) center_img Dejan Lovren (Croatia), Roberto Firmino (Brazil), Simon Mignolet (Belgium), Jordan Henderson (England), Trent Alexander-Arnold (England) =8. Real Madrid – 5 players 12 Benjamin Mendy (France), Gabriel Jesus (Brazil), Danilo (Brazil), Fernandinho (Brazil), Ederson (Brazil), Vincent Kompany (Belgium), Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium), Kyle Walker (England), John Stones (England), Raheem Sterling (England), Fabian Delph (England) 12 1. Manchester City – 11 players =6. Chelsea – 6 players 5. Barcelona – 7 players 12 =8. Zenit – 5 players =6. Atletico Madrid – 6 players There are plenty of Premier League faces still knocking around in the final eight, despite the loss of big names such as Mohamed Salah and David de Gea.Plus many top players from European clubs too, even though Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have both been booted out.But which club has the most players left in the tournament? Scroll down to find out.=8. Liverpool – 5 players 12 A large Premier League presence still remains at the tournament Hugo Lloris (France), Toby Alderweireld (Belgium), Jan Vertonghen (Belgium), Mousa Dembele (Belgium), Kyle Walker (England), Danny Rose (England), Harry Kane (England), Kieran Trippier (England), Dele Alli (England) =8. CSKA – 5 players 12last_img read more