Archive for November 25th, 2007

source: BBC Sport

World football’s governing body Fifa has announced it will spend US$70m on projects to improve African football.

The investment will work in tandem with the hosting of the 2010 World Cup to enhance the game on the continent.

The installation of artificial pitches, professional leagues and the training of coaches form part of the ‘Win with Africa in Africa’ initiative.

“This World Cup should leave a legacy through out the African continent,” said Fifa’s Jerome Champagne.

“We aim to create better facilities, increase management skills and access to [continue reading]

source: IOL

November 24 2007 at 11:42AM

By Sheree Béga

Eskom is the second highest polluting power company in the world, spewing about 214-million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

This is the damning indictment from Washington-based Carbon Monitoring for Action (Carma), which ranks Eskom’s carbon emissions second only to China’s Huaneng Power International, which currently pumps a staggering 292-million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually.

It lists South Africa as eighth in terms of the highest carbon emitting power sectors by country, at 222-million tons of carbon dioxide. The US – which accounts for a quarter of the 10-billion tons of carbon emissions – along with China, Russia, India and Japan fill the top five spots.

The Carma website is a project of the Confronting Climate Change Initiative of [continue reading]