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Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siyabonga Nkosi is quietly optimistic after their Telkom Knockout destiny became a little clearer.
Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siyabonga Nkosi is quietly optimistic after their Telkom Knockout destiny became a little clearer.
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NASA’s Juno spacecraft came within 347 miles (558 kilometers) of Earth during its closest approach, which occurred at 3:21 p.m. EDT (1921 GMT) today over South Africa. The maneuver boosts Juno’s speed for the long trip to Jupiter.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft came within 347 miles (558 kilometers) of Earth during its closest approach, which occurred at 3:21 p.m. EDT (1921 GMT) today over South Africa. The maneuver boosts Juno’s speed for the long trip to Jupiter.
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Data released by the Energy Information Administration ("EIA") show a boom in gasoline and distillate exports (distillates include diesel). While domestic gasoline demand is relatively flat, and almost all domestic gasoline is now ethano...
Data released by the Energy Information Administration ("EIA") show a boom in gasoline and distillate exports (distillates include diesel). While domestic gasoline demand is relatively flat, and almost all domestic gasoline is now ethanol blended E10, refiners like Phillips 66 (PSX), Marathon Petroleum (MPC), and Valero (VLO) are nicely positioned to cash in on the export trend. Ethanol blending is not required for gasoline exports. (Click to enlarge) As a recent article by the Wall Street Journal's Ben Lefebvre points out, in addition to growth from the traditional Latin American and Middle Eastern export markets, exports to Africa and Asia are growing much faster (see chart at right). Exports to Europe actually showed a decline. U.S. refiners exported a record 3.8 million bpd of refined product in July. That is ~65% above export levels in 2010. Diesel exports passed the 1 million barrel/day
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Police say crime statistics for the past two financial years can be trusted despite claims that they are incorrect.
Police say crime statistics for the past two financial years can be trusted despite claims that they are incorrect.
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The creation of a specialised gang unit for the Free State should set an example for the Western Cape, the province's Community Safety MEC Dan Plato says.
The creation of a specialised gang unit for the Free State should set an example for the Western Cape, the province's Community Safety MEC Dan Plato says.
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The Netherlands has issued an apology to Russia over the arrest and detention over the weekend of a Russian diplomat by police in The Hague.
The Netherlands has issued an apology to Russia over the arrest and detention over the weekend of a Russian diplomat by police in The Hague.
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The world must eliminate emissions from burning fossil fuels in the second half of this century to lower the economic cost of climate change, the OECD says.
The world must eliminate emissions from burning fossil fuels in the second half of this century to lower the economic cost of climate change, the OECD says.
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Sierra Leone has ramped up security to prevent al-Shaabab attacks over its Somalia deployment.
Sierra Leone has ramped up security to prevent al-Shaabab attacks over its Somalia deployment.
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Delphi Automotive PLC opened its newly combined advanced diesel injection and combustion technical lab in Bascharage, Luxembourg. The diesel injection and combustion lab brings together its diesel and gasoline research in a single locati...
Delphi Automotive PLC opened its newly combined advanced diesel injection and combustion technical lab in Bascharage, Luxembourg. The diesel injection and combustion lab brings together its diesel and gasoline research in a single location to take advantage of synergies between the two teams. Located within Delphi’s Customer Technology Center (CTC) the new lab will enhance Delphi’s ability to coordinate its research with customer advanced engineering groups. Staffed initially by 40 scientists and engineers, the new lab also will support Ph.D. and post-doctoral studies and projects by working closely with European universities and research institutions. Delphi’s goal is to help vehicle manufacturers deliver the same performance while satisfying increasingly demanding fuel economy needs and emissions regulations. The best way to accomplish this is to develop the most efficient injection and combustion with very streamlined systems. This will be the main focus of this new research laboratory.—John Fuerst, Delphi Powertrain Systems president The new research lab will look specifically at minimizing performance change over time, which is vital to ensure consistently low emissions and high refinement throughout a vehicle’s life. It will also further develop the technologies that support Delphi’s closed-loop control strategies. Delphi held an inauguration event with officials from the Luxembourg government, customers and supplier partners; a technical conference will follow on 10-11 October for customers, suppliers, universities and engine consulting houses. The CTC Luxembourg also serves as Delphi’s Europe, Middle-East and Africa regional headquarters and Powertrain Systems divisional headquarters.
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Via Chris Blattman, Jayachandran and Pande have a new paper (pdf), here is the abstract: Height-for-age among children is lower in India than in Sub-Saharan Africa. This presents a puzzle since India is richer than the average African c...
Via Chris Blattman, Jayachandran and Pande have a new paper (pdf), here is the abstract: Height-for-age among children is lower in India than in Sub-Saharan Africa. This presents a puzzle since India is richer than the average African country and fares better on most other development indicators including infant mortality. Using data from African and Indian Demographic and Health Surveys, we document three facts. First, among firstborns, Indians are actually taller than Africans; the Indian height disadvantage appears with the second child and increases with birth order. Second, investments in successive pregnancies and higher birth order children decline faster in India than Africa. Third, the India-Africa birth order gradient in child height appears to vary with sibling gender. These three facts suggest that parental preferences regarding higher birth order children, driven in part by cultural norms of eldest son preference, underlie much of India’s child stunting.
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