Developers postpone planned plastics manufacturing facility in Ohio FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Inside Climate News:The developers of a proposed plastics manufacturing plant in Ohio on Friday indefinitely delayed a final decision on whether to proceed, citing economic uncertainties around the coronavirus pandemic.Their announcement was a blow to the Trump administration and local economic development officials, who envision a petrochemical hub along the Ohio River in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.Environmental activists have opposed what they say would be heavily polluting installations and say bringing the petrochemical industry to this part of Appalachia is the wrong move for a region befouled for years by coal and steel.Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical America and South Korea’s Daelim Industrial have been planning major investments in the $5.7 billion plant, 60 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, for several years.On the site of a former coal-fired power plant, the facility would have turned abundant ethane from fracking in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions into ethylene and polyethylene, which are basic building blocks for all sorts of plastic products.In March, financial analysts with IHS Markit, a global information and data company, and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), a nonprofit think tank, agreed the project was in trouble even before the coronavirus began to shrink the global economy. A global backlash against plastics, low prices and an oversupply of polyethylene, were all signs of troubling economic headwinds before Covid-19 sent world oil prices tumbling, disrupting the petrochemicals industry.[James Bruggers]More: Developers put a plastics plant in Ohio on indefinite hold, citing the Covid-19 pandemic
Ghanaian footballers, Asamoah Gyan and Kwadwo Asamoah have been named in the Supersports African Team of the Decade.The list includes legendary Egyptian goalkeeper, El Hadary, Ivorian midfielder, Yaya Toure and Nigerian winger, Musa Ahmed.The list has however been criticized by fans on social media as some iconic players missed the list.Drogba won the league and Fa in 2010, won the UCL and Fa cup in 2012, won the league and league cup in 2015. Maybe decade has another meaning— Callum_Cheek77 (@hadheyhemor) December 27, 2019 Drogba for Gyan, Mo Salah for Musa and Kolo Toure for Aurier….then shift Mane to occupy Musa’s position— Samuel Wamujwa (@SWamujwa) December 27, 2019The likes of Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’o, Michael Essien, Mohammed Salah, Riyad Mahrez, Kolo Toure were all excluded from the XI list put together by SuperSports.Here is the list of players that were put together:4-3-3Essam El Hadary – Egypt.Serge Aurier – Ivory Coast.Kalidou Koulibaly – Senegal.Medhi Benatia – Morocco.Kwadwo Asamoah – Ghana.Yaya Toure – Ivory Coast.John Obi Mikel – Nigeria.Ahmed Musa – Nigeria.Sadio Mane – Senegal.Asamoah Gyan – Ghana.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Gabon.Background:SuperSport is a South Africa-based Pan-Africa group of television channels carried on the DStv satellite platform. It provides sports content in South Africa and many other African countries.It is noted for the broadcasting of European competitions like the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Italian Serie A among other major tournaments.