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Governor Wolf Statement on Federal Climate Executive Order

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first_imgGovernor Wolf Statement on Federal Climate Executive Order March 29, 2017 Energy,  Environment,  National Issues,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf’s statement on the President’s executive order rolling back environmental protections:“The science of climate change is settled and the President’s actions today turn the federal government’s back on Pennsylvania’s environment and our economy. Today’s action by the President will do nothing to help coal communities but will exacerbate the negative impact climate change is having on our economy – from agriculture to tourism.“Nevertheless, Pennsylvania, as a major energy provider, will continue to reduce pollution thanks to market decisions in the power sector, increased reliance on clean energy and improved energy efficiency, and improved oversight of emissions of potent greenhouse gasses such as methane.“This is an issue that should not be driven by partisan politics and empty rhetoric, or a false choice between jobs and the environment. Rather, we should be focused on implementing balanced policies to protect our environment, create good paying jobs in the energy sector, and grow our economy.“We can reduce Pennsylvania’s carbon emissions — while creating new, good-paying jobs — by promoting a cleaner energy mix including wind, nuclear, solar, energy efficiency, natural gas and clean coal. My administration will continue to actively seek ways to reduce the impact of climate change on our citizens and businesses. ​“center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

UK roundup: Docklands Light Railway Pension Scheme, TPR, Serco, ABI, SGSS

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first_imgThe Docklands Light Railway Pension Scheme has reached an agreement with its sponsor employer over its 2009 actuarial valuation after involvement from the regulator.The Pensions Regulator (TPR) said the trustees and sponsor, Serco, were unable to reach an agreement by 1 April 2009.Serco ran the Docklands Light Railway, an East London train line, until 2014.TPR oversaw a funding settlement for the now £36.1m (€49m) deficit, which will be cleared by January 2018, with £20m coming from Serco by January next year. Serco will put £33m into the scheme and £4m from its subsidiary Dockland Light Railway Ltd.In light of the missed 2009 deadline, TPR said it would consider it necessary to exercise its funding powers against Serco but then suspend this once negotiations between scheme and sponsor recommenced.Lesley Titcomb, TPR chief executive, said the deal, overseen by TPR, showed that it would support schemes with non-compliance and did not take kindly to missed actuarial deadline submissions.In other news, figures from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) show that defined contribution (DC) savers have withdrawn £27m a day in the first three months since they were granted new freedoms.From April, DC savers over the age of 55 have been freed of the obligation to purchase annuities. As of the end of June, they have taken out £2.5bn from DC schemes.More than half, £1.3bn, was paid out in cash.However, £1.1bn was shifted into income drawdown products, a market expected to grow after the freedoms were introduced, and one many DC schemes are considering offering in-house.Approximately £990m was invested in annuities, with the average purchase around £55,600.The ABI’s director for long-term savings policy, Yvonne Braun, said the figures showed how well providers were adapting to the reforms.Lastly, Société Générale Securities Services (SGSS) has received UK regulatory approval to offer trustee and depositary services for UCITS and alternative investment funds.The company will now offer full custody, depositary and fund administration services for UK pension funds.last_img read more

Rentel Set for Official Launch

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first_imgBelgian offshore wind developer Otary will officially inaugurate the 309MW Rentel wind farm on Tuesday, 30 April.The wind farm will be inaugurated at an event held at the Ostend Sea P’lace/Hippodrome in Ostend.Rentel, the first offshore wind farm built by Otary, has been up and running since the end of 2018.The wind farm comprises 42 Siemens Gamesa D7-type turbines, each with a 7.35MW individual capacity, installed approximately 40 kilometers off the coast of Ostend.Rentel is owned by the Otary Group consortium of eight Belgian shareholders including, Aspiravi, DEME Group, Elicio, Green Offshore, Power@Sea, Socofe, SRIW, and Z-Kracht.last_img read more

Josephine Gabriel employee accused of stealing granted $56, 000.00 bail

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first_imgLocalNews Josephine Gabriel employee accused of stealing granted $56, 000.00 bail by: – January 23, 2012 110 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share Court gavel. Photo credit: lazytechguys.comAn employee of Josephine Gabriel and Company Limited who was arrested for allegedly stealing almost $25, 000.00 from the company has been granted bail in the sum of $56, 000.00.Thirty-five years old Andra Pascal d of Tarish Pit, Stockfarm was not required to plead to the charge of theft when she appeared before Chief Magistrate Evelina Baptiste on Monday.Theft is an indictable offense which can only be tried by a judge and jury, therefore Pascal was not required to enter a plea however the Preliminary Investigation into the matter will be done at the Magistrate’s Court.According to the charge the Defendant allegedly stole $24, 065.63 from the company between the 24th day of July to the 14th day of September, 2011. Patrick Prosper of Stockfarm her uncle in law stood as surety on her behalf.Prosper told the Court that he has confidence in Mrs. Pascal and is willing to stand as surety knowing that his property could be seized if she breached the terms of her bail.Prosper also told the Court that he has sufficient influence on the Defendant, he sees her every day, he has her contact number and will ensure that she attends Court hearings on the stipulated dates and times.Chief Magistrate Evelina Baptiste in granting the Defendant bail warned her that she should report every Thursday at the Roseau Police Station between the hours of 7am and 7pm.The Preliminary Investigation has been scheduled for the 2nd of July, 2012.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!last_img read more

EIAC Team Track Scores

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first_imgThe EIAC Track Meet took place at East Central.Boys Team Scores. Rushville-145, Batesville-132, East Central-98, Lawrencesburg-73, Franklin County-60, Connersville-53, South Dearborn-33, and Greensburg-30.Girls Team Scores. East Central-145, Greensburg-130, Batesville-101, Connersville-82, Rushville-74, Franklin County-56, South Dearborn-33, and Lawrenceburg-1.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman and Pirates Coaches Mike Myers and Katina Tekulve.last_img

No races at Independence this Saturday

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first_imgRacing will return to the Independence Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 6 with fans being allowed in the grandstand. More information regarding the June 6 races will be announced in the very near future. INDEPENDENCE, Iowa – The officials of the Independence Motor Speedway have announced that races will not be held this Saturday, May 30 due to the Covid-19 restrictions still in place which does not allow fans to attend.   By Jerry Mackeylast_img

UEL: Lukaku, Eriksen take Inter Milan past Getafe into last eight

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first_imgRelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Romelu Lukaku and Christian Eriksen were on target as Inter Milan moved into the last eight of the Europa League with a 2-0 win over Getafe on Wednesday.The single-match, neutral-venue tie, played at the Veltins-Arena, was rearranged after the scheduled fixtures in March were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Getafe, who finished eighth in La Liga, started strongly and went close to an opener when Nemanja Maksimovic’s header was superbly saved by Inter keeper Samir Handanovic.Yet, Inter responded with Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez, twice forcing good saves out of David Soria, before Lukaku opened the scoring.The Belgian latching on to a long ball, holding off Xabier Etxeita and drilling into the bottom corner.Getafe responded well after the break with Jaime Mata, seeing a header tipped over by Handanovic before they were given a great chance to get on level terms when the VAR spotted a handball in the box.Yet, 38-year-old substitute Jorge Molina, put his poorly-struck penalty wide and from then on Inter never looked in danger. After Lukaku, who has now scored in his last eight Europa League matches, missed a golden chance from close range, Inter made sure of the win through substitute Eriksen.Moments after being introduced, the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, made no mistake as he took full advantage of a poor attempted clearance from Djene Dakonam.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Christian EriksenEuropa LeagueGetafeInter MilanRomelu Lukakulast_img read more

Trapattoni: Westwood needs game time

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first_img He added: “I don’t worry about an outfield player if he is not playing for his club, but a goalkeeper is alone on the pitch and (if he hasn’t been playing) then it’s more difficult psychologically. “I hope Westwood can play in the future, but now the manager chooses Mignolet. “I told him you can change club and you can play. But with Forde and (Stephen) Henderson we are okay. It’s important we give Forde this opportunity.” Forde has won only four senior caps to date, but is now a genuine contender for next month’s vital World Cup qualifiers against Sweden and Austria. Given has indicated that he is willing to come out of retirement if required, but he too is currently second in line to Brad Guzan at Aston Villa. Westwood has made just three senior appearances for the Black Cats so far this season, all of them in the Capital One Cup, with the last coming in the 1-0 fourth-round home defeat to Middlesbrough on October 30. Indeed, he has played more games for Ireland, starting the friendly against Serbia in August and the subsequent qualifiers against Kazakhstan, Germany – in which he conceded six times – and the Faroe Islands. Westwood has stepped into the sizeable boots of Shay Given since he announced his retirement from international football in the wake of the Euro 2012 finals. However, the 28-year-old’s lack of football at the Stadium of Light, with Belgium international Simon Mignolet firmly established as Martin O’Neill’s first choice, has left him fighting for his Ireland place. Trapattoni, who is likely to hand Millwall’s David Forde a start in Wednesday’s friendly with Poland, said: “The goalkeeper is a particularly delicate position.” Press Associationcenter_img Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has warned goalkeeper Keiren Westwood he may have to leave Sunderland if he wants to be his number one.last_img read more

Agger gets Rodgers’ backing

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first_imgLiverpool vice-captain Daniel Agger retains the faith of manager Brendan Rodgers despite increased speculation over his long-term future. The 29-year-old Dane has more than two years remaining on his contract but as one of the highest earners, having been at the club since January 2006, the prevailing wind at Anfield under owners Fenway Sports Group suggests he is one of those players likely to be in greater danger of being shepherded out of the door. Goalkeeper Jose Reina, another significant earner, was loaned out to Napoli at the start of the season after Simon Mignolet was brought in from Sunderland on significantly lower wages while negotiations have not started over a new contract for England defender Glen Johnson, who has just over a year to run on his reported £110,000-a-week deal. Agger has made just 10 league starts this season, having missed six matches in autumn after a freak gym injury, and with £16million summer signing Mamadou Sakho back in training after two months out with a hamstring injury Rodgers has another option at the back. In line to face Agger at Wembley next week will be club colleagues Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge, Johnson, Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling. The latter two have played their way back into Roy Hodgson’s squad with some impressive performances in the last couple of months and Rodgers believes the national team are the better for it. “England have got a lot of good midfield players, a lot of outstanding players – and Jordan is up there among them,” Rodgers told liverpoolfc.com. “I was speaking with him earlier and he was analysing his game and areas he can improve with our analysts. “He was then speaking to other people in terms of improving his performance. “He’s relentless that way. He wants to be the best he can be – and England is a better squad when Jordan is in it.” On Sterling, Rodgers added: “In the period since he came into the team, he’s been outstanding. “He’s really grown as a young player – it’s easy to forget he’s still only 19 years of age. “There’s no doubt in his position that he’s one of the best players in England. “Over the course of these last few months you could argue there hasn’t been anyone better than him in the England squad in that position. “It’s a great reward for him, his maturity and how he’s approached the pressures of playing because he’s played with a wonderful freedom and is working very hard for the team. “He’s very deserving of his opportunity.” Defensive midfielder Lucas Leiva has returned to training after a six-week absence with a knee injury but the trip to Southampton is too early for him to be involved. When the drama of the fluctuating 4-3 victory had subsided, questions over the reasons for Agger’s substitution spiralled into more speculation about his longer-term prospects at Anfield. However, Rodgers insists too much is being read into his tactical decision and said Agger would play against Southampton on Saturday. “There has been a lot of spotlight, unfairly, on Daniel this week. What happened to Daniel was no different to what happened to any player,” said the Reds boss. “Just because it’s a defender, it maybe gets highlighted a bit more, but we made the change and we won the game. “It’s no different to a winger coming off, or a striker or a midfield player. “I don’t judge players on the status of where they are in the group – it’s what I think the game needs at a certain time. “We made the change and Dan has taken it like the man he is. “He has been outstanding in training this week and he will play on Saturday, no question about that.” The Denmark international, who is set to lead his country out against England at Wembley next week, was hauled off just over an hour into Sunday’s home win over Swansea. He was not injured and had it been an attacking change there would have been no debate but his replacement was Kolo Toure, who has had his fair share of calamities at the back in recent weeks. Press Associationlast_img read more

FASTEST TO 100 ODI WICKETS

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first_imgMitchell Starc (Australia): 100 wickets in 52 matchesSaqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan): 100 wickets in 53 matchesShane Bond (New Zealand): 100 wickets in 54 matchesBrett Lee (Australia): 100 wickets in 55 matchesImran Tahir (South Africa): 100 wickets in 58 matcheslast_img