Jesse Williams Isnt Here for the National Anthem Refuses

Jesse Williams has been outspoken about racial injustice. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty ImageIt looks like the national anthem protest that was driven by Colin Kaepernick has reached Hollywood.Jesse Williams took a page out of Marshawn Lynch’s book and remained seated through “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the regular-season finale of the Ice Cube-founded Big3 basketball tournament.“We’ll stand up when you do …” read the caption the “Grey’s Anatomy” star wrote on his Sunday, Aug. 13, Instagram Live video. The statement is believed to be intended for President Donald Trump, who has been slammed for not condemning the racism that spurred the violent response to a protest of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.James Alex Fields Jr. has been charged with second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count correlated to leaving the scene after plowing his car into a crowd protesting the white supremacists. One is dead and 19 people have been injured as a result of the collision. read more

Gas prices reach highest amount since 2014 on New Years Day

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A run of nine increases in 10 days pushed the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County to its highest amount on New Year’s Day since 2014, $3.126.The average price has risen 6.1 cents over the past 10 days, including four-tenths of a cent on Monday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 4.1 cents more than one week ago and 31.4 cents higher than one year ago, but 6.4 cents less than one month ago.The average price rose for three consecutive days, was unchanged on Tuesday, and resumed rising Wednesday. KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: January 1, 2018 Gas prices reach highest amount since 2014 on New Year’s Day January 1, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

San Diego Zoo hosts Free Kids Month in October

first_imgSan Diego Zoo hosts Free Kids Month in October October 2, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsORANGUTANOrangutans, whose name means “people of the forest,” live in tropical and swamp forests on the Southeast Asian islands of Borneo and Sumatra. These shaggy red apes are the largest arboreal mammal and the only great ape found in Asia.The other great apes—gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos—are all native to Africa.Long, flowing, reddish hair covers most of an orangutan’s gray skin. Its stocky body has a flexible pelvis, a thick neck, and bowed legs. The orangutan’s arms are longer than its legs, reaching nearly to its ankles when the ape stands up. Like other apes, orangutans don’t have a tail.Orangutans spend most of their lives in trees and travel by swinging from branch to branch with their long arms. They usually build a new nest every night, but may occasionally reuse one.Most of the orangutan’s forest habitat has been destroyed to make palm oil plantations; and unfortunately, these highly intelligent red apes are now extinct in much of Asia. On top of that, poachers often kill orangutan mothers and sell their young to the illegal pet trade.San Diego Zoo Global is working to raise awareness of the dangers all great apes face. We provide financial funding and support various conservation projects via the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s Ape Taxon Advisory Group’s Conservation Initiative. Allie Wagner, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSLOTHSloths are slow-moving, nocturnal mammals that live in trees in the tropical and cloud forests of Central and South America.They have curved; sharp claws are 3 to 4 inches (8 to 10 centimeters) long, which they use for hanging onto tree branches. Sloths are not great ground walkers, yet they are great swimmers and can drop from a tree into a river to swim across it while doing the breaststroke! When sleeping, sloths often curl up in a ball in the fork of a tree. Sloths spend almost their entire life upside down in the trees. They eat, sleep, mate, and give birth from this position hanging high among the branches.Sloths are the only mammals whose hair grows in the opposite direction from the hair of other mammals. To accommodate their upside lifestyle, the hair parts in the middle of the belly and grows upward toward the back. The hair on the face points upward, too. This allows water to run off during rainstorms Posted: October 2, 2018 Allie Wagner 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsAll children 11 years old and younger are invited to visit the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park for free during October. Allie Wagner was live at the Zoo to preview some of special fun they have planned for the month.As part of Kids Free presented by Mission Fed, Zoo and Safari Park guests will get the chance to observe amazing creatures, experience a fun day with family and learn how everyone can help animals through conservation.On Saturdays and Sundays, visitors at the Zoo and Safari Park can experience special kid-friendly activities and animal encounters. Guests at both parks will be able to watch as special fall-themed items, including pumpkins and gourds, are given to some of the animals as tasty treats.Kids 11 years of age and younger will be offered free admission at both the Zoo and Safari Park from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2018, with special activities scheduled every weekend. During October, Zoo closes at 6 p.m.; and the Safari Park closes at 5 p.m. All children younger than 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult during their visits to the Zoo and the Safari Park. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Boosting binational tourism between San Diego and Mexico

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsNATIONAL CITY (KUSI) – San Diego and Southern California are global tourist destinations.  In the early part of each year, the San Diego Tourism Authority touts it’s upcoming world-wide advertising campaign. But the people who gathered at the Martin Luther King Junior Community Center in National City, elected and appointed officials and tourism experts representing both sides of the border, say more emphasis on “bi-national tourism” would benefit the region as well.Wednesday morning, the State Senate’s Select Committee on California-Mexico Cooperation was in the South Bay: What’s the current state of things?  That includes educational exchange programs and medical tourism and more importantly, “growing” the region’s tourism industry.Kerri Kapich is the Chief Operating Officer for the Tourism Authority. “There’s two components of what we do together,” she told me.  “Promoting locally tourism involving residents of Baja coming here and residents of San Diego going to Baja.  We have agreements supporting each other in those ways.”It’s the second component that needs more emphasis, says Kapich.   “Where we promote a two-nation vacation. You fly into San Diego and then cross the border to visit Tijuana or the Guadalupe Valley for a wine tasting, then over to Ensenada and do the resort experience down there.”Local State Senator Ben Hueso chairs the committee:  Hueso said, “We both have wonderful things to visit, but we’re not promoted together. We could benefit by promoting our region.  And it’s a two-for-one, you get to visit two amazing countries, two amazing cities, and have an amazing time.” Ed Lenderman, August 8, 2019 Posted: August 8, 2019 Boosting bi-national tourism between San Diego and Mexico Ed Lenderman Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Ben Hueso FacebookTwitter State Senate Select Committee holding hearing on boosting bi-national tourism w Mexico pic.twitter.com/nn0Ig7pyQZ— Ed Lenderman (@EdLendermanKUSI) August 7, 2019 Local State Senators holding a hearing in National City on boosting bi-national tourism, more in afternoon and evening KUSI news pic.twitter.com/ilGggoHkR4— Ed Lenderman (@EdLendermanKUSI) August 7, 2019last_img read more

Tight race in Georgia Shines Light on Voting Restrictions

first_imgBy RUSS BYNUM and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, Associated PressATLANTA (AP) — He aggressively deleted inactive voters from registration rolls, enforced an “exact match” policy that could have prevented thousands of Georgians from registering to vote and launched an investigation that disrupted a major voter registration drive.Now Republican Brian Kemp is declaring himself the victor in Georgia’s race for governor, a race so close that even marginal differences in voting and turnout could make the difference in determining whether the race goes to a runoff.Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, right, waits backstage with her family and friends before speaking to a crowd of supporters during her election night watch party at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Georgia’s hotly contested and potentially historic governor’s race may not be over yet, with Democrat Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp awaiting the final accounting of absentee and provisional ballots. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)The Associated Press has not called the race between Kemp, who until this week was Georgia’s secretary of state, and Democrat Stacey Abrams, a former state lawmaker seeking to become the nation’s first Black woman to be elected governor.In a state dominated by Republicans, Abrams staked her campaign largely on getting new and infrequent voters to participate.Meanwhile, Kemp and the state’s Republican legislature have imposed tighter voting and registration rules that can make it more difficult for just those voters to register and cast ballots.Most of those rules have come since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a key provision of the Voting Rights Act in 2013.“Georgia uses every tool in the voter-suppression tool kit,” said Andrea Young, executive director of the ACLU of Georgia. “It’s unfriendly the way that voting happens in Georgia. It’s more like cashing a check than casting a ballot.”Kemp defends his tenure, noting increased voter registration on his watch.Like other Southern states, Georgia after the Civil War had a history of suppressing Black voters by disallowing votes from people who owed taxes, imposing literacy tests and implementing White-only primary elections. Those efforts eventually were stopped by the courts and the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965.But the Supreme Court ruling five years ago rolled back a provision of that act that had required Georgia and eight other states to get federal approval before changing voting laws. That gave those states the freedom to impose new restrictions.The ACLU’s Young said Georgia’s recent voting restrictions have been made in the name of preventing fraud. But she believes they’re also born out of a desire to keep minorities from voting.“It’s hard to see good faith in so many of these measures that advocates repeatedly say have disproportionate impact on African-Americans and other minorities,” she said.Some of those restrictions predate Kemp.In 2005 — five years before he took office — Georgia implemented a law requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls. The Justice Department approved it, but a court struck it down as an unconstitutional poll tax because it required voters to pay for IDs unless they could prove financial hardship. Lawmakers responded in 2006 by revising the law to make it easier to get IDs for free.In 2014, Kemp launched an investigation of a voting drive run by a group that Abrams had started. The investigation eventually forwarded to law enforcement just 53 allegedly forged registrations out of a total of 87,000, but critics said the probe disrupted the overall registration drive.The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU, which tracks voting issues nationally, said Georgia was among the most aggressive states in the country in removing inactive voters from its registration rolls between 2012 through this year. The stated purpose is to clear lists of voters those who have moved or died, but the purges also can mistakenly remove legitimate voters.Data provided by the Georgia Secretary of State’s office show the state removed more than 937,000 voters from the rolls from the start of 2015 through Aug. 1 of this year.Kemp also used an “exact match” policy for voter registrations. To sign up, voters’ names and other information had to match precisely how they appeared on other government databases.Kemp agreed to end the practice amid litigation last year. But within months, legislators put the policy into law.As Election Day approached this year, it resulted in 53,000 voters — most of them minorities — with their registrations on hold. Civil rights groups sued while Kemp insisted those on the list could vote if they brought to the polls a photo ID substantially matching the information on file.Voters who failed to do so were to cast provisional ballots.Dr. Carlos del Rio, chairman of global health at Emory University, said a poll worker at his precinct in the Atlanta suburb of Decatur initially told him he was not registered. The issue: His voter registration has a space between “del” and “Rio” in his last name, but his driver’s license does not.He had to explain to the poll worker that the state Department of Driver Services does not allow for spaces in a name, and he was then allowed to vote.“It did require a little of me knowing how to defend my rights,” del Rio said.Bryan Sells, a former U.S. Justice Department lawyer who now specializes in voting rights, has sued Kemp over the exact match policy and other issues. He said Kemp and Georgia Republicans have been targeted in the rules they have chosen to implement in recent years.“The effort has not been to make it hard for everyone to vote,” Sells said. “It has been to make it hard for people that some in the Republican party think are going to vote against them.”Many voters in and around Atlanta, especially in predominantly Black neighborhoods, were incensed by excessively long lines on Election Day, some with waits up to three hours. Some would-be voters couldn’t last and left without casting a ballot.Suspicion in some places fell on the number of polling places that have closed over the years.An investigation earlier this year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution found that Georgia election officials have closed 213 polling places — or about 1 in 12 statewide — since 2012, a year before the Supreme Court allowed officials in the state to change polling places without federal approval. The newspaper revealed that Kemp had sent a memo to local election officials laying out reasons for such actions, including cutting costs and responding to lower numbers of voters.A Kemp spokeswoman said the move was not political.Kemp also has noted that voter registration increased by 1 million people during his nearly eight years as secretary of state. He said his efforts, including the introduction of online registration, are among the reasons for that.He told reporters during a campaign stop in Savannah a day before the election that record turnout during the early voting period showed that his office has not been engaged in voter suppression.“People are voting at will. That’s what we want,” Kemp said. “Easy to vote and hard to cheat.”Tom Mahoney, chairman of the Chatham County Board of Elections, also said it was not fair to blame Kemp for the problems with Tuesday’s vote.He said he waited 90 minutes to cast his ballot in Savannah. Not having enough voting machines and staff to handle the surge of voters resulted from a lack of foresight by local officials like him, not Kemp, Mahoney said.“We prepared for a midterm election,” he said. “We did not prepare for a presidential election, and that’s what we got.”___Bynum reported from Savannah.___AP reporter Geoff Mulvihill in Cherry Hill, New Jersey contributed to this report.___Follow Cassidy at http://www.twitter.com/AP_Christina and Bynum at http://www.twitter.com/russbynumlast_img read more

Sneak Preview Beatles Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Edition Features Dazzling Sound Unreleased

first_imgThe Beatles’ body of work has been so worshipped, scrutinized and dissected that 50 years later, one could wonder what’s left to discover. After all, how much more can one say about “Abbey Road”? It’s arguably the greatest album by the greatest group of all time, and is one of the premiere artistic statements of its era. And as the final album the Beatles made together — it was recorded after “Let It Be” but released before  — it was created in a spirit of pre-breakup détente: The Beatles knew they were splitting up, so they made one last big effort for the team, and consequently, “Abbey Road” has none of the tension and contentiousness of “The White Album” and “Let It Be.” It’s all harmony, in every sense of the word.Although the Beatles’ catalog has already been revisited several times — first on CD in the ‘80s, then the “Anthology” rarities series in the ‘90s, then in meticulously remastered stereo editions in the ‘00s, then in mono, and now in 50th anniversary editions — each one has revealed tantalizing surprises for longtime fans. Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ to Get Deluxe 50-Year Treatment in September Related Hundreds Gather at Abbey Road to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Beatles’ Album Cover Something (Take 39 – Instrumental – Strings Only)Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight (Take 17 – Instrumental – Strings & Brass Only)BLU-RAY: Abbey Road Audio Features:– Dolby Atmos– 96kHz/24 bit DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1– 96kHz/24 bit High Res Stereo (2019 Stereo Mix)DELUXE 3LP VINYL BOX SET (limited edition)LP ONE: Side 1 (2019 Stereo Mix)Come TogetherSomethingMaxwell’s Silver HammerOh! DarlingOctopus’s GardenI Want You (She’s So Heavy)LP ONE: Side 2 (2019 Stereo Mix)Here Comes The SunBecauseYou Never Give Me Your MoneySun KingMean Mr MustardPolythene PamShe Came In Through The Bathroom WindowGolden SlumbersCarry That WeightThe EndHer MajestyLP TWO: Side 1 (Sessions)I Want You (She’s So Heavy) (Trident Recording Session and Reduction Mix)Goodbye (Home Demo)Something (Studio Demo)The Ballad Of John And Yoko (Take 7)Old Brown Shoe (Take 2)LP TWO: Side 2 (Sessions)Oh! Darling (Take 4)Octopus’s Garden (Take 9)You Never Give Me Your Money (Take 36)Her Majesty (Takes 1–3)Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight (Takes 1–3) / Medley)Here Comes The Sun (Take 9)Maxwell’s Silver Hammer (Take 12)LP THREE: Side 1 (Sessions)Come Together (Take 5)The End (Take 3)Come and Get It (Studio Demo)Sun King (Take 20)Mean Mr Mustard (Take 20)Polythene Pam (Take 27)She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (Take 27)Because (Take 1 Instrumental)LP THREE: Side 2 (Sessions)The Long One (Trial Edit & Mix – 30 July 1969)Something (Take 39 – Instrumental – Strings Only)Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight (Take 17 – Instrumental – Strings & Brass Only)DELUXE 2CDCD ONE: 2019 Stereo MixCD TWO: Sessions Come Together (Take 5)Something (Studio Demo)Maxwell’s Silver Hammer (Take 12)Oh! Darling (Take 4)Octopus’s Garden (Take 9)I Want You (She’s So Heavy) (Trident Recording Session & Reduction Mix)Here Comes The Sun (Take 9)Because (Take 1 Instrumental)You Never Give Me Your Money (Take 36)Sun King (Take 20)Mean Mr Mustard (Take 20)Polythene Pam (Take 27)She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (Take 27)Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight (Takes 1–3 / Medley)The End (Take 3)Her Majesty (Takes 1–3)STANDARD [1CD; digital; 1LP vinyl; limited edition 1LP picture disc vinyl] The set focuses not just on the album but also on the singles recorded during its sessions, and early versions of “The Ballad of John and Yoko” and “Old Brown Shoe” are included in the set, as are Paul McCartney’s demos of “Goodbye” (recorded at home on acoustic guitar) and “Come and Get It” (given to Apple recording artists Mary Hopkin and Badfinger, respectively). Since the “Abbey Road” sessions overlapped with those of “Let It Be” — which was recorded before, but released after, “Abbey Road” — some other contemporaneous recordings will be included in that anniversary reissue, which has not been officially announced, but everyone knows is getting the 50th anniversary treatment next year.But in the meantime, the “Abbey Road” anniversary edition provides some wonderful surprises, even for those who have heard the album hundreds of times.Abbey Road Anniversary EditionTracklistsSUPER DELUXE [3CD+1Blu-ray set; digital audio collection]CD ONE: 2019 Stereo MixCome TogetherSomethingMaxwell’s Silver HammerOh! DarlingOctopus’s GardenI Want You (She’s So Heavy)Here Comes The SunBecauseYou Never Give Me Your MoneySun KingMean Mr MustardPolythene PamShe Came In Through The Bathroom WindowGolden SlumbersCarry That WeightThe EndHer MajestyCD TWO: Sessions I Want You (She’s So Heavy) (Trident Recording Session & Reduction Mix)Goodbye (Home Demo)Something (Studio Demo)The Ballad Of John And Yoko (Take 7)Old Brown Shoe (Take 2)Oh! Darling (Take 4)Octopus’s Garden (Take 9)You Never Give Me Your Money (Take 36)Her Majesty (Takes 1–3)Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight (Takes 1–3 / Medley)Here Comes The Sun (Take 9)Maxwell’s Silver Hammer (Take 12) CD THREE: Sessions Come Together (Take 5)The End (Take 3)Come And Get It (Studio Demo)Sun King (Take 20)Mean Mr Mustard (Take 20)Polythene Pam (Take 27)She Came In Through  The Bathroom Window (Take 27)Because (Take 1 – Instrumental)The Long One (Trial Edit & Mix – 30 July 1969)(Medley: You Never Give Me Your Money, Sun King, Mean Mr Mustard, Her Majesty, Polythene Pam, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End) And as evidenced by a Monday sneak preview of the “Abbey Road” anniversary edition — which has been remixed by longtime Beatles producer George Martin’s son Giles in stereo, high res stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos, and comes out on Sept. 27 — there were plenty of delightful surprises lurking in the previous mixes, and lots of outtakes that haven’t made the rounds. The remixes unveil many previously hidden elements in the songs — mostly subtle ones, but exciting to fans all the same — and just two of the outtakes were previously released, and in slightly different versions.The full tracklist appears below and granular details of the set can be found here, but all anyone who’s read this far will care about is what it sounds like — and, speaking as someone who has heard every second of this album hundreds of times since the age of 6, it sounds amazing.Most of the new remix of the album was played, along with parts of the special “Atmos” mix — and hearing it over the mind-blowing sound system at the Dolby 24 Screening Room in New York is a privileged setting that won’t be recreated in most mortals’ homes. With that caveat, it sounds stunning: The remix places the listener in the center of the music, with the so-familiar elements of the Beatles’ sound — the breathtaking vocal harmonies, the snarling electric guitars, Ringo’s cascading drum rolls and Paul McCartney’s astonishing bass playing — moving from one speaker to the next fluidly.“Abbey Road” is arguably the most cleanly produced and arranged Beatles album, and the new remix places it in dramatic relief: The vocals on “Because” and the sweeping strings on “Something” (the latter of which were played in isolation during this session) have never sounded so full and pristine.The unreleased material is equally fascinating. Aired during this session was a stunning, extended early version of John Lennon’s “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” that finds the group edging into noise-rock, as guest keyboardist Billy Preston wails away on the organ. Also played was an earlier take of “Octopus’ Garden,” close to the final but featuring some priceless studio banter between the soon-to-be-former bandmates. When the take breaks down, Lennon jokes to Ringo, “I thought you were about to sing ‘In an octopus’ garden with John,” to laughter. The segment ends with Ringo joking about the reason the take broke down: “Maybe I came in too early … or maybe you did!” 2019 Stereo Mix Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Thames Water 2OC will deliver power from Londons fatbergs

first_img Explore further Wastewater and water services provider, Thames Water, has signed a 20 year agreement with 2OC. That plant is set to produce 130 Gigawatt hours (GWh) a year of renewable electricity, enough to run 39,000 average-sized homes. (130 GWh is equivalent to the amount of electricity used by 39,394 households in a year based on an average household consumption. Thames Water will buy 75 GWh of this output to run its sewage works and a desalination plant. Remaining power will be available for the national energy supply grid. Other fuel sources include oil wastes from food manufacturers, processors and tallow.Andrew Mercer, chief executive of 2OC, said that when Thames does not need the output, it will be made available to the grid. The power, he said, “will be sourced, generated and used in London by Londoners.” Mercer told the BBC that there would be no smoke and no smell. The plant should be up and running by 2015.Thames water each year removes 80,000 blockages in 109,000km of sewers. Clearing these blockages costs £1 million a month. Credit: Blue Sky Biofuels (Phys.org) —From fish and chips to pork pies, some of London’s tastiest foods create unappetizing and costly fat and oil buildups in drains. These fatbergs, as they are dubbed, end up in the city sewers system. A fatberg is a hefty clump of congealed fat and cooking oil, but also intertwined with other materials passing through the sewers. Leaders at two companies have a plan that, while not making lemonade out of lemons, will do even better, making energy out of leftover fat. Fat and oil from restaurants and build-ups in drains will find re-use as a result of an ambitious plan, it was announced on Sunday. The grease will be fed into what is claimed to be the world’s largest fat-fueled power station, at Beckton in east London, to be run by energy company, 2OC. Britain unveils desalination plant for London reservoirscenter_img © 2013 Phys.org Citation: Thames Water, 2OC will deliver power from London’s fatbergs (2013, April 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-04-thames-2oc-power-london-fatbergs.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more