Province Funds Construction of CBU Research Centre

first_imgA $15-million environmental research centre will be built at Cape Breton University to find industrial pollution solutions and to develop clean, green energy, the province announced today, Oct. 9. “Cape Breton University is uniquely situated to help solve the world’s two major environmental challenges: cleaning up industrial pollution and finding sustainable energy sources,” said deputy premier Frank Corbett, on behalf of Education Minister Marilyn More. “The knowledge gained from our management of such local issues as the Sydney coal fields, Sysco site and tar ponds cleanup will help make the Centre for Sustainability in Energy and Environment a catalyst for global environmental solutions.” The province is investing $2.5 million in infrastructure funding and $5 million in low-interest loans to help build the Centre for Sustainability in Energy and Environment at the Sydney campus. The federal government and Cape Breton University will provide the remaining funding. The centre will host the work of four research leaders in the areas of mine-water cleanup, cleaner coal energy, green-energy technology and environmental remediation. It will also be the home for an innovative Aboriginal science education program. “Students interested in environmental science will have another excellent option to further their education in Nova Scotia,” Mr. Corbett said. “We want to ensure our young people stay here and build a life in Nova Scotia. We expect the centre not to just be a place of education and research excellence, but to also help create knowledge-based jobs for our young people.” Construction of the centre is expected to begin soon and be complete by spring 2011. John Harker, president and vice-chancellor of Cape Breton University, said he is pleased with the financial support from the province. “The announcement speaks to the value of collaboration, and the belief by the provincial government that the direction and focus of the Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment is important to all Nova Scotians,” he said. “It is further testimony to the ability of public and private sectors to work with researchers and academics to energize the economic agenda for this province.” More information on the Centre of Sustainability in Energy and Environment can be found at www.cbu.ca/csee .last_img read more

FRENCH LEAGUE RISING Millions for TV rights

There are some great things happening in French club handball these days, and latest news about TV rights surely acclaim that. The league which stands for second strongest in the world right up to this point, with the most expensive team in the world (Paris Saint Germaint) have sold out their broadcasting rights and will be watched next five seasons for the incredible amount of 20 million euros!Media Centre beIN SPORTS (subsidairy of famous AL Jazeera company), which is owned by the same people as PSG Handball, is to blame for this arrangement. They have already bought the rights for World championchip in 2015 for men and 2017 both for men and women. Their great conditions have put to and end contract of French Canal+ which broadcasted French league for 1,2 euros per season. French league will be available in countries on the north of Africa, Middle East and Australia… meanwhile, clubs can expect to benefit for at least 50 thousand euros per season.There is no doubt that in years to come LNH1 will be serious candidate to dethrone Bundesliga from European handball top. They have already stepped out financially. German SPORT1 currently does Bundesliga broadcasts for amount of 1,8 million euros per season. Considering that French have no worries about their national team, popularity of this sport isn’t endagered as it is in Germany.MAID BEGIC & SRETEN RASKOVIC bein sports handballbein sports handball rtvFrench handballhandballhandball tv ← Previous Story Danish Play Off preview: KIF Kolding and Skjern the biggest favorites Next Story → Kielce “4 of 4” against Wisla! read more