With blistering summer temperature around much of Europe, it may be hard to convince people to think about heat pumps . But a push for more renewable energy plus the ongoing war in Ukraine and the curtailing of Russian gas and oil means there has hardly been a more pressing time. A heat pump is a system that moves around thermal energy. There are a number of different types of devices based on what they use, including exhaust air, ground and water. Ground-source heat pump equipment taps into the nearly constant temperature below the soil's surface. These geothermal heat pumps draw heat into a building in winter and remove warm air in summer, acting like an air-conditioner. This type of system uses a network of water-filled pipes that are either laid horizontally a few feet underground or pipes drilled vertically much deeper into the Earth's core. Advocates say the systems can be used nearly anywhere and are cheaper to run than other heating and air-conditioning systems like … [Read more...] about Can heat pumps be the answer to higher energy costs?
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Published 1 hour ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The Scottish Greens said there would be no alterative to a single issue general election on independence if formal consent for indyref2 is not granted. Co-leader Patrick Harvie said it would be the only option if both Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Supreme Court block the request. Opposition parties have criticised the strategy and its timing. It comes after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon last week proposed holding a referendum on 19 October 2023. The UK government said it would examine the first minister's proposals, but stressed that its position that "now is not the time" for another referendum had not changed. It has also said that it is "clear" that the constitution is reserved to Westminster. Scottish independence: 19 October 2023 proposed as date for referendum Is there a mandate for an … [Read more...] about Scottish independence: Greens back general election route to indyref2
Tom Cruise: Duke of Cambridge and I 'have a lot in common' Sign up for FREE for the latest news from the world of showbiz SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The star celebrates his 60th birthday today, and has garnered a net worth of $600million (£492million) over his 41 years in the industry. His first movie to gross over a billion was Top Gun: Maverick — released just this year. So, how exactly did he earn his vast fortune? Related articles Cliff Richard, 81, looks downcast as he's spotted at Wimbledon day two R Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex abuse crimes The American actor and producer has a long list of film credits and is one of the most well-known names in the entertainment … [Read more...] about Tom Cruise’s fortunes rank him higher than Mick Jagger, George Clooney AND Stephen King
“If your jewellery isn’t made in New Zealand, there’s no way of knowing where your gold was mined,” said Ash Hilton from Good Gold and Ash Hilton Jewellery. The United States, UK, Canada and Japan are moving to ban imports of Russian gold in a bid to hamper the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine, but New Zealand has not signalled it will follow suit. A spokesperson for Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta said New Zealand was aware of the plan, and was looking at all options to further pressure Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime, and cut off its financial system from international markets. But for buyers who want to avoid inadvertently buying jewellery made from Russian gold, things are tricky because many jewellers do not disclose the ultimate sources of the gold in their bling. READ MORE: Would you pay $17,499 for a lab-created diamond? Queenstown man selling Central Otago gold mine claim for $80,000 Old rings become treasure as gold rally revives scrap recycling … [Read more...] about Buy locally-made jewellery to avoid Russian conflict gold
When Bryce Stewart dived after the toothed, steel-weighted nets of a scallop dredger rumbling over the bottom of the Irish Sea 22 years ago, he witnessed destruction he could never have seen from a boat. "Half crabs. Smashed up sea urchins. Starfish missing some of their arms," said Stewart, a marine ecologist at the University of York. "There was literally a trail of dead and dying things on the seabed." Bottom trawling — a powerful practice in which heavy nets are dragged along the floor of the ocean to catch fish and seafood — is one of the most harmful ways to feed the world. It destroys ecosystems and sweeps up unwanted marine life that gets thrown overboard. From 1950 to 2014, bottom trawlers discarded $560 billion of bycatch, which was more than the value of all catches from longline fishers over the same period. Metal bars and toothed nets wreak havoc on ocean ecosystems Now scientists fear another environmental disaster bubbling under the surface: climate … [Read more...] about How bottom trawling hurts ocean life and speeds up climate change
Rafael Nadal has a chance encounter with Serena Williams Sign up for FREE for breaking Wimbledon news and player updates SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Rafael Nadal has admitted he was in the "wrong" after he called Lorenzo Sonego to the net to discuss an issue during their third-round match . The Spaniard ended up winning 6-1 6-2 6-4 and continued his discussion with the Italian at the net after disagreeing with his opponent's request to close the roof and turn on the lights. Related articles Rafael Nadal coasts past Lorenzo Sonego at Wimbledon Nadal in 'angry' Wimbledon exchange over 'disrespect and etiquette' Nadal and Sonego appeared to be caught up in heated discussions towards the … [Read more...] about Rafael Nadal speaks out after fiery exchange with Wimbledon opponent
OLIVIA O'Brien has been on the rise since she signed Island Records. Her song, Josslyn, which went viral on TikTok has been one of her most well-known songs. Who is Olivia O'Brien? Olivia O'Brien was born on November 26, 1999, in Thousand Oaks, California. Olivia is a singer and songwriter who began her professional career in 2013. She is currently signed with the record label, Island Records. She earned the contract with Island Records after she collaborated with Gnash on the single, I Hate U, I Love U, which peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States and number one in Australia. Read More On The Sun GIMME MORRIS Maren shows off long legs in Daisy Dukes for Ryan's new music video She has gone on to release many singles and some albums. Was It Even Real? was her debut studio album which was released in 2019. What is Olivia O'Brien's net worth? Most read in Celebrity TOWIE … [Read more...] about Who is Olivia O’Brien?
KRISTI Noem made the headlines in 2019 when she became the first female governor of South Dakota. She has also held other high-level positions for the Republican Party in her home state. Who is South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem? Kristi Noem was born on November 30, 1971, in Watertown, South Dakota. She is a veteran politician and a staunch member of the Republican Party. Since 2019, she has served as the 3rd governor of South Dakota, after she was elected in 2018. Previously, she was the US representative for South Dakota's at-large congressional district, from 2011 to 2019. Read More On The Sun SNOW QUEEN South Dakota Governor Noem unrecognizable in throwback pageant crowning pic 'AN INSPIRATION' Former South Dakota Governor dies aged 92 as Kristi Noem leads tributes Additionally, she was a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives for the 6th district from 2007 to 2011. She is also the … [Read more...] about Who is South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem?
Some 700,000 Ukrainian soldiers are now actively participating in defending the country, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a televised interview on Saturday. In comparison, Russia deployed anywhere between 100,000 to 190,000 troops when it launched its invasion on 24 February, with the exact numbers of currently active units unclear. Meanwhile, the Moscow forces continued their assault in the east after claiming victory in Mariupol on Friday as the last Ukrainian defenders holed up in Azovstal laid down their arms. Read more about the day's developments in our live blog below. 05.21.2022 10:03 Saturday's key points: Russia suspended its gas delivery to Finland on Saturday morning in response to the country's NATO membership bid. The Russian military says it has fully taken over the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol after the last Ukrainian fighters gave themselves up. Earlier, Moscow said more than 1,900 Ukrainian fighters … [Read more...] about 700,000 soldiers defending Ukraine now, Zelenskyy says, as battles rage in the Donbas
KENDALL Jenner has shared a bikini photo of herself flaunting her tiny frame just days after going naked on social media. Kendall, 26, posted the nude photo last week, following her recent split from NBA superstar Devin Booker , 25. The swimsuit photo was posted on the Hulu star's Instagram Story. In it, Kendall shows off her fit frame in a tiny baby blue bikini while lying on a similarly colored light blue towel. The top-paid model flaunts her flawless suntanned skin as well as her highly defined abdominals as she absorbs the sun's rays. Micheal A. Singer's The Surrender Experiment, its cover also blue, is caught within the frame of the photograph. READ MORE ON KENDALL JENNER PUCKER UP Kendall Jenner shows off her big pout after fans claim she got 'lip fillers' BOOKED & BUSY Kendall spotted in rare makeup free outing after ‘split’ from Devin Booker It seems Kendall has taken to displaying her … [Read more...] about Kendall Jenner shares bikini photo of herself and shows off her tiny frame just days after going naked on social media