Uganda’s green charcoal help Residents cut carbon emissions

first_imgAn East African social business in Uganda, has come up with a household fuel to help Ugandans cut carbon emissions.The solid briquettes are made from bio degradable waste like banana peelings. They burn more efficiently and emit less carbon compared to charcoal.At a processing factory in Uganda, workers crush tonnes of organic waste, then mix the compressed waste material with charcoal dust and later fuse with a binder as part of the process of making briquettes -a type of green charcoal.The move is part of efforts to get low income earners to use sustainable energy to meet their fuel demands. The briquettes also release fewer carbon emissions.“Briquettes can burn between one hour and four hours, which traditional charcoal does not provide this time of burning. So that means, if I can burn a batch of briquettes between one hour and four hours, I am saving on the energy I should have used, charcoal does not burn beyond two hours.” Hilington Zziwa, Project Manager at Green biotech energyFounded in 2011, Green Biotech Energy is also keen to help conserve Uganda’s forests. Uganda loses at least 70,000 hectares of forest cover annually to the lucrative charcoal trade.last_img read more

Watford Stuns Wolves to Qualify for First Final in 35 Years

first_imgDeulofeu, the maverick talent who had never quite fulfilled his potential at Barcelona, Everton and AC Milan, was sent on to rescue Watford after that second goal and fulfilled his mission in spectacular style.He produced an audacious angled flick to give Watford hope and they drew level in injury time as captain Troy Deeney drilled home from the penalty spot after he had been fouled by Leander Dendoncker.Deulofeu, however, was the catalyst and he showed composure and quality to provide the decisive contribution, steering a finish beyond John Ruddy in the 104th minute to send Watford to their first FA Cup final since 1984; they will meet Manchester City on 18 May.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram FA CUPGerard Deulofeu delivered a sensational display after coming on as substitute to inspire Watford’s dramatic comeback from two goals down to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers after extra time in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.With 11 minutes left, Wolves looked on course for their first FA Cup final since 1960 as they led through Matt Doherty’s first-header and Raul Jimenez’s superb chest down and volleyed finish.last_img read more

Clippers’ Paul George needs be grim reaper vs. Lakers in playoffs

first_imgBut George’s inconsistent play has quietly been a cause for concern — he entered Sunday having scored 15 or fewer points in four of his past seven appearances. He has 11 such outings this year; he had four last year. That made his scoring outburst in a losing effort against the Lakers on Sunday afternoon reassuring.George needs to replicate his nationally televised output against the Lakers come playoff time when he likely clashes against LeBron James and Anthony Davis with far more on the line. He was assertive driving to the bucket and efficient with his jumper, pouring in a game-high 31 points on 9-of-16 shooting. He also picked up three steals and a block. His effort helped the Clippers hang around in an eventual 112-103 defeat despite the supporting cast around George and Kawhi Leonard shooting an abysmal 30.7 percent from the field.MORE: The secret behind the Bucks’ elite defenseThe Clippers have received praise for improving their depth midseason relative to the Lakers. They’ve added Marcus Morris and Reggie Jackson, while the Lakers brought in Markieff Morris and Dion Waiters. A marginal edge in bench production probably won’t determine a heavyweight Western Conference finals meeting, though. It will instead be settled by the stars on each side.At his best, George is the ideal fit for a team trying to unseat the kings of LA. He forms a destructive defensive duo with Leonard as capable of slowing down James as any team could be. He causes his own matchup problems at the other end.The forward’s all-around game clicked on Sunday in a way it hasn’t often of late.He pushed the ball into the paint and finished through contact.🗣 COUNT IT @Yg_Trece , plus one! pic.twitter.com/4R87NObmfq— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) March 8, 2020He hit his open 3-pointers. . @Yg_Trece has a firm handle on things. pic.twitter.com/Sjzi7DXcmN— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) March 8, 2020He was able to slice up defenders in one-on-one iso situations.. @Yg_Trece has a firm handle on things. pic.twitter.com/Sjzi7DXcmN— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) March 8, 2020That the Lakers won despite George’s big game could be viewed as worrisome for the Clippers.But the Clippers should be relieved to see George turn out with a vintage performance in a marquee game, knowing how much they’ll need him in their push for a championship. He was a dominant force against the first-place team in the West. He’ll need to be lethal against his crosstown rival should they meet in a couple of months. The Clippers traded Shai Gilgeous-Alexander — possibly a future All-NBA player — and a host of unprotected draft picks to Oklahoma City this past summer so they could secure Paul George, a lockdown, versatile defender with a killer offensive game.From afar, the deal has been a success. The Clippers are 43-20, and they will almost certainly be a top-four seed in the Western Conference.last_img read more