University students arrested on felony charges

first_imgPolice arrested three Notre Dame students on felony charges for providing alcohol to minors early Sunday morning, according to South Bend police logs. One 19-year-old male was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge for the same offense. Of the three arrested on felony charges, one was 21 years old and two were 22. Police busted the party on the 900 Block of East Corby Street at about 1 a.m. The logs listed a 17-year-old male living in Dillon Hall as the victim of the felony. Four other minors were cited for underage drinking. Student arrests for underage drinking soared in August and September 2010 — reaching 70 arrests at the peak — but this weekend’s bust is one of the only cases during this school year that resulted in a felony charge for serving minors. Police arrested 11 and cited nine at a party bust at Irish Row apartments in January. Vice President for Student Affairs Fr. Tom Doyle told The Observer earlier this year that the University, student government and local law enforcement continue to work together on the issue of student arrests.last_img read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development backing 500MW solar development effort in Sudan

first_imgAbu Dhabi Fund for Development backing 500MW solar development effort in Sudan FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:The Sudanese minister of energy and mining, Khairy Abdul Rahmanhas, and the general director of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi, signed on Sunday a memorandum of understanding for the deployment of solar power plants with a combined capacity of 500 MW in Sudan.In an official statement, the Sudanese government said it will buy the generated electricity at a competitive price over a period of 20 years from facilities that will be built by unspecified UAE-based companies. No more details on the projects’ number and locations were disclosed.If implemented, these projects would represent the country’s first attempt to deploy utility scale PV capacity.Sudan has one of the lowest levels of solar development in Africa although it has one of the best levels of solar radiation in the whole continent. The Sudanese government tried to implement several initiatives to increase the share of renewables in the country’s energy mix over the past years but so far results seem to be quite limited. Most of Sudan’s electricity generation comes from around 3.2 GW of hydropower.[Emiliano Bellini]More: Sudan wants to contract 500 MW of solar powerlast_img read more