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Australia To Review Renewable Energy Target

5981812185183909328.jpg Credit: Reuters/David Gray Environment (Reuters) - Australia will review its mandatory renewable energy target (RET), the government said Monday, sparking concerns among green groups that a weaker target could pave the way for new coal plants and increased pollution. The target to ensure Australia generates 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources in 2020 has been a boon to the nation's wind and solar producers, but has been blamed by the conservative Coalition government for increasing power prices. "In particular, the review will consider the contribution of the RET in reducing emissions, its impact on electricity prices and energy markets, as well as its costs and benefits for the renewable energy sector, the manufacturing sector and Australian households," Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane said in a statement. The target was introduced by the previous conservative government of John Howard to cut emissions from Australia's coal-dependant power sector. But a weakened RET combined with the government's plan to repeal the carbon tax would shift new energy investments away from renewable sources to more coal-fired electricity, causing more pollution and making it hard to meet the climate target, according to observers. "With no emission limit and price to make major emitters responsible Max Workouts for the pollution they cause, sectoral policies like the RET become much more important in meeting the government's emission great site reduction commitments," said John Connor, CEO at think-tank The Climate Institute. The Institute calculated that in 2015, the RET would cost the average household around A$1 ($0.91) per week. Macfarlane said the outcome of the review was not set, though Environment Minister Greg Hunt last month proposed to delay the implementation of the target by five years. Australia's move comes as U.S.
More: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/02/17/us-australia-energy-idUKBREA1G06T20140217


Florida Town Names Vanilla Ice ‘outstanding Citizen Of The Year’

5965833544565221282.jpgKim Kardashian width='200px' style='float:left;padding:5px' /> TheWellington Chamber of go here now Commerce will present Mr. Ice with the honor at an even later this month, the Palm BeachPost reports. Officials selected him for his for his spirit of giving and dedication to the town. Van Winkle has resided in Wellington for more than a decade and has contributed to several local charities. He also films his reality TV show, The Vanilla Ice Project ,in the South Florida town. Yes, hes a nice, sites nice neighbor. The chamber will present the award at a ceremony on Feb. 26.
More: http://newsfeed.time.com/2014/02/17/florida-town-names-vanilla-ice-citizen-of-the-year/


Beyonce's 'partition' Enjoys Chart Jump From Dance Choreography On Youtube (video)

5980553705207849614.jpg However, unlike with "Harlem Shake," many of the most popular dance videos featuring "Partition" are created by professional choreographers like Kyle Hanagami, who was inspired by the dance-heavy videos Beyonce included with her album. PHOTOS: 11 Outrageous Super Bowl Halftime Moments "What I really look for in read more... a song is for it to be dynamic, so it doesn't get boring when you dance to it," says the Los Angeles-based 27-year old, who uploaded a video of a dance crew he choreographed to the song to his YouTube channel on Jan. 23, receiving nearly 400,000 views to date. "'Partition' is like a choreographer's dream in that regard." (The video has since been made private.) Hanagami has been a choreographer since 2006, and began posting videos to his channel right around when the YouTube dance phenomenon began. His clips soon began to receive global reference attention, resulting in teaching gigs and a chance to great site work with Travis Payne, Michael Jackson's choreographer. "It's great marketing," Hanagami says.
Full story: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/earshot/video-beyonces-partition-enjoys-chart-680365


Withdrawing Money And Cutting Taxes

read this 5948571255015365784.gif By Biography Feb. 7, 2014 6:51 p.m. ET Investors can save a lot on taxes by putting money away in 401(k) plans and individual retirement accounts. But many investors who are in or near visit retirement also can end up paying less in taxes in the long run by carefully timing withdrawals from those savings vehicles. Retirement-account balances have ballooned in size as traditional defined-benefit pension plans have become rarer and the burden of saving http://meyersrytt.wordpress.com for retirement has...
More: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304450904579367044078103388


Short Breaks During Exercise Ok For Diabetes Control: Study

http://images.medicinenet.com/images/module/Symptoms-checker.jpg 8 (HealthDay News) -- Taking short breaks while exercising, or "intermittent" exercise , is an effective way to improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes , according to exercise a new British study. The researchers also found that exercising in a low-oxygen (hypoxic) environment improves blood sugar control more than intermittent exercise alone. The study results were released online in advance of publication in the April print issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Previous studies have focused on how continuous aerobic exercise and resistance fitness exercise affect blood sugar (glucose) in people with type 2 diabetes. Few studies have assessed the effects of intermittent exercise, the researchers said. "Current guidelines suggest that health benefits can be gained when patients with type 2 diabetes spend 30 minutes exercising each day, but published data has failed to show intermittent exercise to be effective," lead author Richard Mackenzie, of the University of Westminster in London, said in a news release from the Endocrine Society.
Full story: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=154614