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China's civil aviation achieves progress in reducing emissions******
BEIJING, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- China's civil aviation industry has achieved significant progress in energy-saving and emission reduction work, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).。
The civil aviation authorities and industry players have introduced diverse efforts such as upgrading infrastructure, improving operation management and introducing new technologies, said the CAAC.。
As of the end of the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), the fuel efficiency of China's civil aviation industry had increased around 30 percent compared with that in 2000, resulting in the reduction of 360 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, showed data from the CAAC.。
During the same period, 16 percent of airport vehicles were powered by new energy, and the annual power generation of photovoltaic projects in airports nationwide exceeded 20 million kWh.。
In view of the goals of peaking its carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality before 2060, China is speeding up the transformation to a clean and low-carbon energy consumption structure.。
The 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025) is key for the civil aviation industry to upgrade from energy conservation and emission reduction to green and low-carbon development featuring more intelligent operation and management, low-carbon energy and cleaner emission, the CAAC said. Enditem。
Sildaru makes strong comeback, Ruud rules men's slopestyle at Stubai world cup******
STUBAI, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- Estonian talent Kelly Sildaru was unstoppable despite a broken thumb, winning the season's slopestyle World Cup opener with a big margin of eight points here on Saturday.。
Meanwhile, in excellent weather conditions at the well-known Stubai skiing resort in western Austria, Norwegian riders were the biggest winners in the men's competition as Birk Ruud pocketed the gold with his compatriot Ferdinand Dahl finishing the third.。
After being absent from any event since spraining her ACL while training at last season's X Games, 2018 Stubai champion Sildaru produced a strong comeback, putting down two superb runs in the final with either of which would have been enough to secure her the title.。
"I feel amazing," said Sildaru after her victory. "The last few years haven't been easy for me, so to take the win while competing with a broken hand is great. I'm just so stoked, so happy."
Since China's Eileen Gu withdrew from the competition after a fall in training, four-time X Games champion Sildaru was seen as the biggest title favorite of the event.。
On her second run in the final, the 19-year-old started off strong through the jump line with a switch left 1080 mute followed by a switch right 900 tail, and then stepped things up on the rails with a right 270 on to pretzel 270 out, left 270 on to continuing 270 out, a switch on to pretzel 270 out, and finally a right front 270 on to finish things off with a score of 88.68.。
It was also Sildaru's first slopestyle world cup win since the 2018-2019 season. Next for the Estonian will be the big air event in Steamboat, United States, where she is very likely to face Gu to have their first encounter in the Olympic season.。
Olympic champions Sarah Hoefflin won the silver to earn a second-straight podium finish to open the 2021-2022 season, after the Swiss veteran also ranked second at the big air event in Chur, Switzerland four weeks ago.。
The third place went to Norway's Johanne Killi as Swiss athlete Mathilde Gremaud, the leader in the qualification, crashed in her second run and was airlifted from the course.。
The medical screening suggested that the injuries are not serious.。
On the men's side, 2014 Youth Olympic champion Ruud wrapped up the gold with an almost flawless first run which collected 87.60 points.。
The two-time X Games big air winner started off with a switch left double 1620 mute in his first run, followed by a right double 14 safety before beginning his rail line off with a left 270 lipslide continuing 450 out, right 450 disaster to forward, a switch on backslide and finally a heavy switch left 450 disaster.。
"I am very happy about my performance. I am very happy about the weather, and to be here and to win the first world cup slopestyle for this season is amazing. And I just prepare to continue to win the season and ski my best," the 21-year-old said.。
It was only Ruud's second world cup victory in slopestyle with the previous was in the 2019-2020 season in Seiseralm, Italy.。
Canada's Max Moffatt finished second with 86.26. Last year's third-place finisher Dahl again made onto the podium for the second-straight year with 86.06 points, only 0.2 points behind Moffatt. Enditem。
Tokyo TV station breaks practice with a news flash about Ukraine crisis******
Japan's TV TOKYO departed from its common practice of "sticking to a scheduled playlist no matter what the breaking news is" by interrupting a movie on air on Thursday afternoon with a news flash on the ongoing tensions in Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday authorized "a special military operation" in the Donbass region, and Ukraine confirmed that military targets across the country were under attack.
TV TOKYO airs a news flash on the tensions in Ukraine on Thursday.
Chinese netizens said on Weibo, China's equivalent of Twitter, that the rare move was breaking news itself, indicating "something severe is happening."
The privately owned TV TOKYO, established in 1964, is also known as Teleto and is one of the major Tokyo television stations, particularly specializing in anime.
There's a saying in Japan: "It is not that serious as long as TV TOKYO is broadcasting anime."
A TV screenshot collage shows TV TOKYO airing anime as usual while other stations broadcast breaking news on an earthquake in Japan's Iwate Prefecture.
on March 11, 2011, TV TOKYO launched an "emergency" broadcast eight minutes after NHK released a news flash when northeastern Japan was struck by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami.
The TV station resumed airing of animation on the morning of March 13, making it Japan's first TV station to do so.