Thursday, November 29, 2018

Green news - electric cars in China

Per John Cassidy in the New Yorker: in China

Under a new quota system that will go into effect next year, ten per cent of an automaker’s sales in what is now the world’s biggest car market have to be plug-in vehicles. In 2020, the figure will be raised to twelve per cent. By 2025, according to some estimates, electric vehicles could account for a fifth of all the sales in China.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Rangoli 2018

The tradition continues!
Previous years.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018


Via dailykos:

Emmanuel Macron has used the first world war armistice centenary commemorations to call for a “real” European army, warning that rising nationalism and populism threaten the fragile peace on the continent.

“We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America,” Macron said as he visited the sites of the western front battlefields in northern France on Tuesday.

-- As reported in The Guardian (US) by Angelique Chrisafis, Tuesday, 11/6/2018