FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 13: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks to throw during the first quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Tom Brady may be 41, but he hasn’t shown many signs of aging. He also doesn’t seem like he’s ready to quit any time soon.For the last few years, people have speculated about how much longer Brady will play. He’s already the most accomplished quarterback of all-time, so it isn’t like he has anything left to prove.However, anyone who was hoping Brady might ride off into the sunset after next week’s Super Bowl will be disappointed. The future Hall of Famer will return in 2019.When asked today by ESPN’s Jeff Darlington if there’s any chance he will retire after Super Bowl LIII, he answered with a firm no.Asked if there’s any chance that Super Bowl LIII is his last game, Tom Brady told @JeffDarlington, “Zero.”— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 27, 2019Brady returning in 2019 ensure one thing: win or lose, New England is going to be the Super Bowl favorite heading into next season.With a win over the Los Angeles Rams, Brady would have as many rings (six) as the Pittsburgh Steelers do as a franchise.Pittsburgh currently holds the lead for the most Super Bowls with six. The Patriots, Cowboys and 49ers have won five each.
CHICAGO – The Illinois attorney general’s office says a subpoena has been issued in the investigation into Volkswagen.Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s spokeswoman Eileen Boyce didn’t have other details Wednesday, including what had been requested or the scope of the probe.More than two dozen attorneys general, including Madigan, launched an investigation last week after the German automaker admitted it rigged diesel emissions technology to pass U.S. smog tests.The state attorneys general said then that they anticipated sending subpoenas.Participating states include Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia, plus Washington, D.C.A U.S.-based Volkswagen spokeswoman didn’t immediately return messages from The Associated Press on Wednesday. by Sophia Tareen, The Associated Press Posted Sep 30, 2015 7:24 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 30, 2015 at 8:08 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US state attorneys general issue subpoena in investigation of Volkswagen emissions cheating
The state of renewable energyIn conjunction with the Day, UN Environment (UNEP), on Monday, launched REN21, or the Renewables 2018 Global Status Report, which paints a positive picture of a renewable power sector characterized by falling costs, increased investment, record-setting installation and innovative business models that are driving rapid change.The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, or REN21 – supported by UNEP – is a global renewable energy policy network that aims to facilitate knowledge exchange, policy development and joint action towards a rapid global transition to renewable energy.After years of active policy support – driven by technology advances, rapid growth and dramatic cost reductions in solar and wind – renewable electricity is now less expensive than newly installed fossil and nuclear energy generation in many parts of the world.But not all of the news is good. There is uneven progress between sectors and across different geographical regions, and a “fundamental disconnect” between commitments and real action on the ground.The power sector on its own will not deliver the emissions reductions demanded by the Paris Climate Agreement or the aspirations of Sustainable Development Goal 7 to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, says the report.The heating, cooling and transport sectors, which together account for about 80 per cent of the world’s total energy demand, are also lagging.Simply put, the global renewable energy transition is progressing far too slowly. In his message marking the day on 5 June, he said a healthy planet was essential for a prosperous and peaceful future, spelling out that: “We all have a role to play in protecting our only home.”“Our world is swamped by harmful plastic waste,” he stated. “Every year, more than eight million tonnes end up in the oceans.”Pointing out the astonishing comparison between stars in the cosmos and ocean plastics, Mr. Guterres underscored that “from remote islands, to the Artic, nowhere is untouched.”If present trends continue, by 2050 our oceans will have more plastic than fish, he said.On World Environment Day, Mr. Guterres is encouraging everyone to also stop using plastic products which are designed just to be thrown away, such as plastic bottles.“Refuse what you can’t re-use,” he asserted.“Together, we can chart a path to a cleaner, greener world,” concluded the Secretary-General.Since it was first celebrated in 1974, the Day has helped raise awareness and generate political momentum around global environmental concerns such as ozone depletion, desertification and global warming.