South Carolina teacher raises $80,000 to buy all 650 students at her school bikes

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina teacher has raised more than $80,000 to buy 650 bicycles for every student in her school. Katie Blomquist teaches at Pepperhill Elementary in North Charleston. WCIV-TV reports she began her online fundraising campaign right after Labor Day last year with a goal of raising $65,000. Blomquist says she…

Denmark hospital grants dying man final wish of cigarette and wine while watching sunset

A Denmark hospital has shared a photograph of a 75-year-old patient enjoying his final wish of a cigarette and a glass of wine with his family, while watching the sunset from a hospital balcony. Carsten Flemming Hansen was admitted to Aarhus University Hospital but was too ill to undergo surgery. He was told he would…

Renewable capacity addition catches up with thermal power in India

KOLKATA: Data analysed by Bridge to India suggests that the country’s total renewable capacity including solar, wind, bio-mass and small hydro grew by around 11.2 GW in FY 2016-17, at par with thermal capacity addition, which registered a decline of 50% in the year. According to data published by the government, India added 5,526 MW…