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Standing to be allowed at English Premier League matches for first time in 30 years******
LONDON, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- Standing at Premier League matches in England, banned following the country's worst-ever tragedy, is to be allowed for the first time in nearly 30 years, it was announced Monday.。
The match between Chelsea and Liverpool on January 2 will be the first to allow fans to stand during the match.。
Standing on the main terraces of matches in Britain was a key feature of the games until 97 Liverpool fans were crushed to death at the Hillsborough Stadium in 1989.。
Since then, top-flight clubs have been ordered to introduce all-seater stadiums.。
Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea and Championship side Cardiff have, like Chelsea, also had their applications to be part of a safe standing trial approved.。
In a statement Monday night, Chelsea FC said its application to be an early adopter of licensed safe standing from January 1, 2022 has been approved by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) and the Government Sports Minister.。
"This is a historic change of policy to allow standing in top-flight football grounds in England and Wales for the first time in nearly 30 years," read a statement released by the club.。
"The introduction of licensed standing areas is based on evidence of a safety risk for fans who persistently stand in seated areas. In addition, many fans want the choice to stand and, with the advent of new engineering solutions, research has shown this can be managed safely."
Chelsea FC has already installed rail seating to areas at Stamford Bridge to facilitate safe standing.。
"We are very pleased that we have been approved to operate licensed safe standing areas and that our club will be an early adopter of this historic change in policy," said Chelsea CEO Guy Laurence. "The research and evidence shows that standing can be managed safely, and we look forward to our supporters enjoying this enhanced experience at the earliest opportunity in the new year."
Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston said fans deserve different options on how they can enjoy a live match and "I will be watching the progress of these trials with interest."
Early adopters of standing will be evaluated from January through independent research. The findings, anticipated in the second half of the 2021-22 season, will inform subsequent SGSA advice to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) about the potential wider rollout of licensed standing from the start of the 2022-23 season. Enditem。
iPhone 13系列售价曝光：没有1TB版本******最新报道中提到了几个点，首先iPhone 13系列不会出现1TB版本（最高512GB），其次新机的售价跟上一代保持一致，也就是699美元，国内对应行货价格是5499元起，最后全系将首发搭载A15处理器。
据外媒此前报道，iPhone 13系列将跟上一代机型一样的是，其也会有四个机型，其预计产量将高达2.23亿部。而且还系列许多功能会得到增强，所有型号都将配备激光雷达，这将有助于推动增强现实技术的普及，官方将于9月第三周发布新款 iPhone。
艾维斯说，与苹果亚洲供应链的沟通显示，苹果计划今年下半年生产1.3亿至1.5亿部 iPhone，新款 iPhone 将占到第三季度iPhone产量的35%至45%。艾维斯预计新款iPhone首批订单将达到9000万至1亿部，他去年对首批iPhone 12订单的预期为8000万部。
另外，从之前欧亚经济委员会（EEC）数据库显示的情况，新款iPhone已经入网，其电池含量预计要比上一代更大一些，其中iPhone 13 Pro Max是4352mAh，比12 Pro Max的3687mAh多出近700mAh，iPhone 13是3095mAh，iPhone 13 mini是2406mAh。
China Focus: Clean heating powers China's green development endeavor******
HARBIN, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- Winter in north China used to herald smoggy skies and suffocating air quality due to the extensive burning of coal for heating. Nowadays, with the widespread adoption of renewable energy, the situation has changed drastically.。
Centralized winter heating has kicked in ahead of schedule in many northern regions in response to continued low temperatures. On Monday, Tianjin Municipality and Hebei Province started off winter heating. Beijing began debugging the city's heating system in late October and will officially start heating service according to weather conditions.。
"The heating system in our residential quarter makes use of heat from wastewater instead of burning coal," said Li Shifu, a resident of Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.。
The sewage heating system has been developed by KINT, a Harbin-based clean energy enterprise. It has provided sewage heating for more than 80 million square meters of building space in dozens of Chinese cities. Compared with coal-powered heating, the system reduces the emission of pollutants such as carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide by more than 4.7 million tonnes every year.。
"We extract and utilize heat energy from the waste. There is no foul smell in radiators," said Li Jinfeng, who works at KINT.。
Clean and renewable energy is part of China's efforts in striving toward a low carbon economy.。
China will make further efforts to promote clean heating and ensure that clean energy is used for heating in more than 70 percent of the households in northern China. The use of clean heating in the southern part of the country will also be explored, stated a guideline issued by the National Energy Administration in April.。
Data from the China Association of Building Energy Efficiency showed that by the end of 2020, there were 8,200 enterprises engaged in businesses related to clean heating in China, with a total output value of 900 billion yuan (about 140 billion U.S. dollars) and more than 1.19 million employees.。
In Huaibei, a major coal-producing base in east China's Anhui Province, ground source heat pumps, which extract heat from the ground, are being used to substitute coal-powered electricity.。
In a residential quarter alone, such pumps are expected to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32,000 tonnes, sulfur dioxide emissions by 217 tonnes, nitrogen oxides emissions by 205 tonnes and soot emissions by 127 tonnes every year.。
Hongtong Heating is responsible for offering heating services to more than 100 residential quarters in Harbin. On Oct. 26, the company's second phase of biomass power generation project began operations, which is expected to make use of about 600,000 tonnes of agricultural and forestry waste every year.。
"The price of biomass fuel is about 300 yuan per tonne, less than one-third of the current coal price," said Li Jianwei with the company. Enditem。
German sliders win 2******
BEIJING, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Laura Nolte partnered with Deborah Levi to win Tuesday's two-woman bobsleigh test event here ahead of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
The German duo finished two runs in 2 minutes, 04.99 seconds, followed by compatriots Mariama Jamanka and Vanessa Mark, the Pyeongchang 2018 gold medalists, in 2:05.21.
Christine de Bruin and Kristen Bujnowski of Canada finished third in 2:05.38. Enditem