Peng Shuai: Chinese tennis star ‘deserves to be heard’ on sexual assault claims – WTA

Peng Shuai is a former world number one doubles player and reached 14th in the singles rankings in 2011 Chinese player Peng Shuai deserves “to be heard, not censored” after publicly accusing the country’s former vice-premier of sexual assault, says the Women’s Tennis Association. In a post on Chinese social media site Weibo, Peng said she was “forced” into a sexual relationship with Zhang Gaoli. “The events concerning Peng Shuai are of deep concern,” said the WTA. “The allegations must be investigated fully, fairly, transparently and without censorship.” Peng, 35,…

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Wells Fargo Reflect Card Review

0% intro APR for up to 21 months (on both purchases and balance transfers) — This is where The Wells Fargo Reflect℠ Card simply can’t be beat. The card starts with a 0% intro APR on purchases and qualifying balance transfers for 18 months. To make it even better, you can get an intro APR extension of up to three months, for a total of 21 months. All you need to do is make on-time minimum payments during the intro and extension periods. It’s worth noting that the intro APR…

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COP26: Alok Sharma fights back tears as Glasgow Climate Pact agreed

Alok Sharma fought back tears as the Glasgow Climate Pact was agreed by delegates at the COP26 conference in Glasgow. The COP26 president apologised as a late amendment on coal was added to the draft text by India. Read more: COP26 agrees new global climate deal More on the climate summit: The COP26 global climate summit in Glasgow in November is seen as crucial if climate change is to be brought under control. Almost 200 countries are being asked for their plans to cut emissions, and it could lead to…

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COP26: ‘Paris built the arena, Glasgow starts the race’ – Kerry

A deal aimed at staving off dangerous climate change has been struck at the COP26 summit in Glasgow. A commitment to phase out coal that was included in earlier negotiation drafts led to a dramatic finish after India led opposition to it. John Kerry, the US envoy for climate, has said it was always unlikely that the summit in Glasgow would result in a decision that “was somehow going to end the crisis”. Read more: COP26 agrees new global climate deal More on the climate summit: The COP26 global climate…

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Renewable energy: How Scottish Isle of Eigg relies on wind, water, solar

As the world slowly moves away from using fossil fuels for electricity, a tiny Scottish island has shown it’s possible to rely almost entirely on renewables. The community living on the Isle of Eigg were the first in the world to set up their own off-grid energy system powered by wind, water and the Sun. Since it was launched in 2008, they have received visitors from several other countries wanting to learn more about the project. Community Energy Malawi used their experience to set up a solar minigrid in Sitolo…

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COP26: The two week summit in two minutes

COP26 has come to an end in Glasgow after two weeks of meetings on climate change and the environment and with a deal on the table. Around 40,000 people from around the world are estimated to have attended the UN’s climate summit which attracted days of protests across Glasgow, as well as multiple celebrity appearances. Here are some of the stand out moments. More on the climate summit: The COP26 global climate summit in Glasgow in November is seen as crucial if climate change is to be brought under control.…

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John Kerry at COP26: We’re going to come up with an agreement

US climate envoy John Kerry has told the BBC that he’s confident of an agreement at COP26, as the summit enters the final day. Negotiators from almost 200 governments are trying to strike a deal on how we tackle climate change. He spoke to science editor David Shukman about arguments over finance, and whether the much talked-about line on phasing out coal and fossil fuels will survive. Source link–!Thank You !–

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