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London house prices: Can stamp duty save the capital from a demand crisis?

first_imgWednesday 14 January 2015 12:46 pm whatsapp whatsapp Share Billy Ehrenberg More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com London house prices: Can stamp duty save the capital from a demand crisis? Demand for houses has been falling in the housing market for six months, or eight if you live in London. It doesn’t feel so long ago we were talking about booms and whispering of bubbles, but that’s gone for now.The latest figures from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors reveals that 10 per cent more surveyors reported weakening demand in December than a month earlier. The weakest place in the country? The powerhouse, London. 45 per cent more surveyors reported a fall in enquirers in the capital, its eight consecutive month of decline. House prices are going in the same direction, with the Office for National Statistics reporting  10 per cent growth for the UK in the year to November. It was 10.4 per cent in October. There is light at the end of what could melodramatically be called a small tunnel: stamp duty reforms have injected some optimism: RICS believes there is a chance that the changes in the tax will lead to a two to five per cent increase in the number of sales over the next 12 months.In London, however, members believe that sales will fall by between five and 10 per cent and prices by 2-5 per cent.Simon Rubinsohn, RICS chief economist, saw the amount of housing stock as the biggest issue, an opinion he is not alone in holding.The changes to stamp duty are expected to provide a timely boost to activity in the housing market across most of the country but there remain significant challenges particularly for first time buyers seeking to take an initial step onto the property ladder.Critically, the stock of property on the market continues to hover close to historic lows with new instructions to agents falling in ten of the last twelve months. Indeed, there is a risk that with so little housing available any pick-up in demand could rapidly feed through into higher prices rather than higher sales. Tags: London house prices UK house prices Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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Say what? Tory minister Ros Altmann expelled from the Labour party after 18 months as a member

first_img Show Comments ▼ James Nickerson Say what? Tory minister Ros Altmann expelled from the Labour party after 18 months as a member Tags: Labour leadership race Tory pensions minister Baroness Ros Altmann has been expelled from the Labour party – after it was discovered she’d been a member for 18 months.The party kicked her out after the Huffington Post discovered she had been given a vote in its leadership election.  Altmann, who has been serving as a minister for four months, had been a fully-paid up member of Labour since March 2014, until the party expelled her yesterday, saying she didn’t support its “aims and values”. No kidding. Read more: Can geography help us find out if Labour is being infiltrated?A source asked the Huffington Post: “Is she also a member of the Tories? Are they happy that one of their ministers was a Labour party member? Did they do even basic checks before David Cameron appointed her?”To be fair, it was already widely known that Altmann had been involved with other parties over the years. Tom McPhail, head of pensions research at Hargreaves Lansdown, said:Ros advised the Blair government on pensions policy. She had also been a close ally of the Liberal Democrat pensions minister Steve Webb.[She] was brought into the current government because she has very considerable expertise in pensions and because she has been an effective campaigner for justice on pension related issues. Her political sympathies are less important than whether she can perform a good job as the pensions minister.Read more: It turns out 18pc of Corbyn supporters voted Lib DemThe revelation of Altmann’s Labour membership came just days before the leadership election result is announced, a campaign that has been fraught with controversy over its new members, and whether the party has been infiltrated.The Conservative party declined to comment. Tuesday 8 September 2015 12:48 pm whatsapp Share More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com whatsapplast_img read more

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Three arrests made in Portarlington as part of investigation into organised crime, drugs and firearms trafficking

first_img Twitter Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Council Pinterest TAGSPortarlington Pinterest Gardaí have arrested three men following a number of searches carried out in the Portarlington area yesterday.The searches were conducted as part of an investigation into organised crime, drugs and firearms trafficking across the Midlands area.The operation was led by the Laois Detective Unit and Laois Drugs Unit supported by the Armed Support Unit and Air Support Unit.The Garda Dog Unit, uniformed members from the Laois/Offaly Division, Customs and Revenue and the Laois Dog Warden were also involved.Three men have been arrested under Section 30 Offences Against the State Act and are being detained at Portlaoise, Tullamore and Birr Garda Stations.Investigations are ongoing.SEE ALSO – Rory’s Stories on kicking points in Kilcavan and Killeshin bouncing castles Electric Picnic Three arrests made in Portarlington as part of investigation into organised crime, drugs and firearms trafficking Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleRory’s Stories on kicking points in Kilcavan and Killeshin bouncing castlesNext articleLaois below the national average in terms of Covid deaths and cases, CSO figures show LaoisToday Reporter Facebook Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 4th March 2021 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Home News Crime Three arrests made in Portarlington as part of investigation into organised crime,… NewsCrime Electric Picnic last_img read more

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MFDA policy advisory committee announces new members

Related news The MFDA’s PAC provides advice, comments, and reports to the self-regulatory organization’s staff on a variety of matters, including regulatory and policy initiatives and industry trends and practices. In its new strategic plan, which was released earlier this week, the MFDA says that it aims to enhance industry consultation in the policy development process a variety of ways — including preparing discussion papers for the PAC before proposing specific rule and policy amendments — “to solicit alternatives for addressing regulatory concerns.” OSC adds vice chair, commissioner James Langton SEC names new top cop OSC vice-chair’s position extended to 2022 The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada Wednesday named four new members to its key policymaking committee. Joining the 14-person MFDA Policy Advisory Committee are: Paul McKay of Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc.; Holly Millar from IPC Investment Corporation; Nick Pallotta with TD Investment Services Inc.; and Sylvain Thériault of Desjardins Financial Services Firm Inc. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Mutual Fund Dealers Association Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

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TSX ends higher despite lower crude and warning from SNC Lavalin

first_img Related news Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Ross Marowits “If they tell us business is softening expect the market to come down because these stocks are leading the market and they’ve led the market for the last few years,” he said in an interview.“These big tech names are key and the crucial thing is to be watching for and it starts with Apple tomorrow after the bell.”U.S. markets fell on earnings reports from Caterpillar and chipmaker Nvidia that missed analyst forecasts on softening Chinese demand. Small expects corporations to talk about how tariffs and a trade war are causing more companies to cut earnings and estimates.“All in all I think companies are still continuing to tell us that things are not going that well and unfortunately a lot of it has to do with the US-China trade situation,” Small said, adding that a threatened 25% tariff on Chinese goods on March 1 would be a huge mistake.“I think that would just basically it would kill the stock market and corporations I think would just go into hunkerdown mode.”In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 208.98 points at 24,528.22. The S&P 500 index was down 20.91 points at 2,643.85, while the Nasdaq composite was down 79.18 points at 7,085.69.Trade negotiations between the world’s two largest economies are scheduled to resume later this week ahead of the Trump administration’s threat to impose large tariffs on Chinese imports. After markets closed, the U.S. Justice Department filed 13 charges including bank fraud against Chinese tech giant Huawei, affiliates and a top company executive.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 12.57 points at 15,378.62, after hitting a low of 15,276.91.It was dragged down by the industrials sector, which fell 1.55% on a large pullback by SNC-Lavalin Inc. The Montreal-based engineering and construction firm’s shares plummeted 27.8% to the lowest level since September 2012 after warning that ongoing diplomatic tensions between Canada and Saudi Arabia and problem contracts would sink its 2018 financial results.The influential energy sector fell 0.63% as crude oil price dropped on ongoing concerns about weak global economic growth and stronger U.S. production.The March crude contract was down US$1.70 at US$51.99 per barrel and the March natural gas contract was down US19.9¢ at US$2.87 per mmBTU.Health care led the market on increases by several cannabis companies while the materials sector rose as gold companies benefited from rising metals prices.The February gold contract was up US$5 at US$1,305.90 an ounce and the March copper contract was down US4.9¢ at US$2.68 a pound.The Canadian dollar traded for an average of US75.39¢ compared with an average of US75.44¢ US on Friday.The biggest gainers were Rogers Communications and Barrick Gold Corp. while Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. led on the downside. Canada’s main stock index ended Monday in positive territory but markets in North America will be tested in the coming days with earnings reports by some of the world’s tech giants.Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft will report and be bellwethers for future performance, says Allan Small, senior investment adviser at HollisWealth. Stock market two boxing gloves with arrows with bull and bear lightwise/123RF TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Marketwatch last_img read more

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Former Govt spies should be stopped from private spying

first_imgFormer Govt spies should be stopped from private spying Green Party of Aotearoa New ZealandFormer employees of Government security and intelligence agencies should face at least a five-year stand down period before taking up private sector security contracts, the Green Party said today.This follows revelations that a former long-serving SIS employee was contracted by fossil fuel companies to spy on peaceful environmental activists, including the rangatahi organising the School Strikes for Climate.“It is unacceptable that former Government security agents seem to be able to seamlessly move into private intelligence contracts for international fossil fuel companies,” Green Party security and intelligence spokesperson Teanau Tuiono said.“The SIS and GCSB should impose at least a five-year stand down period on their employees, so they can’t immediately go and work for corporate interests when they leave Government employment.“It’s shocking that oil companies are spying on youth climate change activists in the first place, and it shows how desperate the fossil fuel industry is becoming as the public demand action to stop a climate crisis.“My message to the fossil fuel industry is to stop spying on kids, start fronting up to the science of climate change and accept that we need an urgent and just transition to clean energy.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:clean energy, climate, climate change, climate crisis, corporate, crisis, Employees, employment, energy, GCSB, Government, Green Party, Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand, industry, intelligence, New Zealand, science, securitylast_img read more

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CU-Boulder sources on Aurora theater shooting

first_img Published: July 20, 2012 Delbert Elliott, founding director of the CU-Boulder Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence and distinguished professor emeritus of sociology, is an expert on youth violence (up to age 25), the Columbine school shooting and was the senior scientific editor of “Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General” issued in 2001. He also can address University of Colorado campus gun laws. He can be reached by contacting Peter Caughey in the CU-Boulder Office of News Services and Media Relations at 303-492-4007 or 303-818-7493 or [email protected], or Eda Homan in the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at 303-735-2146 or [email protected] Collins, professor of law in the CU-Boulder Law School, is an expert in constitutional law and can address gun laws. He can be reached at 303-492-5493. Categories:AcademicsLaw & PoliticsScience & TechnologyCampus CommunityNews Headlinescenter_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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CU Money Sense: Winter savings tips

first_img Published: Feb. 8, 2018 • By CU Money Sense Wintertime often comes with additional expenses that can add up quickly if you’re not paying attention. With these simple money-saving tips, you can stay on top of your winter spending and saving.Heating billMany thermostats can be programed to different temperatures throughout the day and night. Take advantage of this, and you can save some serious money on your heating bills.Making a budget is a great way to stay on top of your finances.Try your hand at CU Money Sense’s budget tools for on-campus and off-campus students.For example, talk to your roommates and set the thermostat lower when you’re out of the house and at nighttime (break out those sweatshirts). You can also set it to warm the house up before you wake up for the day, so it’s nice and warm! Use Colorado’s sunny days to your advantage: Open the shades during the day to warm up the house and close them at night to keep the heat in. Ceiling fans can also help you out. If you reverse your fans’ spin from counterclockwise to clockwise, you’ll create an upward draft that pulls and circulates the warm air back down through the room.For more tips, check with the Environment Center about their Eco-Visits service that can help you save energy, water and money. Plus, you get a free pizza if you have them stop by for a home visit.TransportationIn wintertime, cars often need extra washer fluid, warm-up times in the morning and even a good set of snow tires. Cars also get worse gas mileage in the winter months.Consider driving the car sparingly in the winter and rely more on public transport. Your wallet will thank you! If you do choose to drive, and aren’t used to driving in winter conditions, here are some tips.FoodIf you live off campus, grocery bills can be a large expense in all seasons. You can save money by cooking healthy meals that can last you most of the week. One way to do that is by cooking with a slow cooker, which is both ideal for the winter (warm meal) and ideal for saving money (bulk food prep).Check out these tips and resources for eating healthy on a budget:CU Money Sense: 8 ways to eat right on a budgetRalphie’s Cooking Basics: Broaden your menu while learning cooking techniquesFree on-campus nutrition consultationThe Dish: A monthy session focused on various topics around foodStay healthyThe winter is cold and flu season. By keeping healthy, you can avoid missing classes and trips to the drugstore or doctor. It’s not too late to get your flu shot, and it’s free! Be sure to get exercise, eat well and get plenty of sleep—a tall order for someone in college, but essential for your well-being.See these resources for staying healthy:College health issuesFree campus health workshopsStressed about your finances? For all-things financial-related, from budgeting and saving to taxes and debt, CU Money Sense is here to talk money with CU students.Categories:Money SenseCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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Roinn na Gaeltachta does u-turn on including smaller islands in assessment

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday February 13thNext articleMajor power outage affecting Buncrana News Highland Google+ Google+ Twitter Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Roinn na Gaeltachta does u-turn on including smaller islands in assessmentcenter_img Roinn na Gaeltachta has announced that all islands in Donegal will now be included in an assessment being conducted of the needs of various offshore islands around the country.Earlier today, Councillor Micheal Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig accused Roinn na Gaeltachta of discriminating against the county’s smaller islands.Department personnel are currently on Arranmore and are due to visit Tory shortly to carry out assessments however, smaller islands such as Gola, Inishfree and Innisbofin were previously excluded.Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig has welcomed the Departments u-turn:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/michislands5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – February 13, 2020 Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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Seminar “Empowerment of youth organisations and youth-led civil society initiatives in the South-Mediterranean framework”

first_img Tweet Pocket Deadline: 13 February 2012Open to: Professionals and volunteers closely involved in youth policy processes in their youth organisations and countries, young multipliers closely involved in democratic youth movements in their countries, leaders of youth organisations having an active role in the developments of the Arab spring, bloggers and youth workersVenue: Malta 22-24 March 2012DescriptionThe South-Mediterranean youth policy cooperation of the partnership between the European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe in the field of youth, the League of Arab States (LAS) and other actors started in 2005. The cooperation aims at developing a common understanding and exchange of issues of specific concern for youth policy in Europe and South Med region. Since 2006, other national and international stakeholders of youth policy in European and South Med countries have become involved and extendedthe framework of this informal cooperation. The activities carried out brought together youth researchers, governmental institutions responsible for youth policy and nongovernmental youth organisations in European and South Med countries. Among other results, the cooperation has supported the process of the Euro-Arab Coordination Meeting of Youth Organisations (EACMYO), created possibilities for direct exchanges between South Med and European youth leaders through relevant youth forums, and provided opportunities for capacity-building of civil society youth organisations through training courses on human rights education, intercultural dialogue and youth participation.The process of changes brought about by the “Arab Spring” in various countries provides the context and drives the need for re-visiting this cooperation. The seminar on empowerment of youth organisations and youth led civil society in the SouthMediterranean framework hereby presented, is the first step in this direction: it provides youth non-governmental organisations and stakeholders the opportunity to reflect upon recent developments and their implications for the future youth policy cooperation so as to safeguard ownership of the process among stakeholders and to ensure a sustainable long-term perspective.The events in a number of countries in the Arab region since the beginning of 2011 have imposed a new perception of young people’s capacities and aspirations. As crucial actors in the processes of political changes, young people have stood up for more freedom,equality and justice. But they also stand up for better future perspectives in education and work, economic and social development and participation in the decision making process.Furthermore the role and organisation of youth policy needs to be reviewed.International youth policy cooperation has also an important role to play. Despite the obvious differences between the Arab and European regions, it is clear that both are affected by consequences of globalisation processes. The massive spread of global communication, and particularly social media, has become a new and powerful vehicle for young people to get organised and participate, to be informed and to spread information.Youth organisations in Europe might be interested to learn from the efficient use of social networks and online media by youth organisations in the South-Mediterranean region.This seminar will focus on the role and status of youth organisations/youth movements and the young people they work with as crucial actors in the development and consolidation of inclusive, participatory and pluralistic democracies based on human rights and the rule of law. Furthermore, this seminar will give opportunity for a joint analysis on the impact of youth (organisations) on the Arab revolutions and vice versa, their role within the resulting transition process.Objectives:To exchange on the current effects of Arab spring on civil society and develop a shared understanding of the current situation of young people in the South Med region as well as in European countries and their role in on-going processes of change;To understand the implications of this transition to democracy for the reality of youth, the youth agendas and for the landscape of youth led civil society organisations;To strengthen and support the role of civil society and non governmental youth led organisations and networks by enabling young people to reflect on their needs in terms of capacity building and propose joint projects to be implemented on a long term basis in a wider partnership.OrganisersMaltese Youth Agency a (Aġenzija Żgħażagħ), EU-CoE youth-partnership, League of Arab States, North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, Euromed Youth Platform.Date and duration:22-24 March 2012 (2 working days) (21st arrival, 24 th departure for participants, 25th departure for organisers and stakeholders).Venue: Malta (details to be confirmed)EligibilityThe seminar will bring together 30 young people from Southern Mediterranean [MENA] and European youth organisations, facilitators, stakeholders and youth policy experts from the Euro-Mediterranean region.The seminar is open for professionals and volunteers closely involved in youth policy processes in their youth organisations and countries, young multipliers closely involved in democratic youth movements in their countries, leaders of youth organisations having an active role in the developments of the Arab spring, bloggers and youth workers.Participants will be selected through an open call and nominated among selected experts and cooperation partners.ApplicationAll those interested in applying to take part in the seminar are kindly requested to fill in their application on-line.The deadline for submitting applications: 13 February 2012. Candidates will be informed about whether their application has been accepted or rejected, and if they have put on the waiting list, by 21 February 2012.You can read more information in the Official call.The Official Website Seminar “Empowerment of youth organisations and youth-led civil society initiatives in the South-Mediterranean framework” Reddit RAPIMAN Free Form Challenge – iCAT 2012 → +1 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Share 0 ← European Cultural Foundation Fund for Central and East European Book Projects January 30, 2012 Published by Site Default LinkedIn 0 Similar Stories last_img read more

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Coronavirus outbreak affects renovations at Hwange Power Station

first_img TAGSChinacoalHwange Power StationZimbabwe Previous articleStandard Bank issues its policy on lending to coal mining projectsNext articleAbout BRADY Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. “So far we arehappy that the inflows in Kariba have improved, that is different from sayingthere is going to be a resultant power increase but we are happy,” saidChasi. This means very littleis being done to alleviate a power crisis that has troubled the country sincelast year. Water levels at Lake Kariba  Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Zimbabwe’s Energy Minister Fortune Chasi told NewZimbabwe.com that Chinese nationals employed by contractors working on Hwange’s 6, 7 and 8 Units are being held up in China. BRICS UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter Due to the global Coronavirus outbreak, Zimbabwe has had to halt renovations at Hwange Power Station. “Renovations atHwange are going on but they have been affected by the Coronavirus. Most Chinese nationals are now stuck intheir homeland after visiting family over their Lunar New Year holiday, a veryimportant period within their culture, according to Ambassador Guo.center_img AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector “We are at about11. 3% shared between us and Zambia but we are quite bullish about thedevelopments in the power sector. We believe that the months of March and Aprilwill see some significant gains in terms of megawatts,” he said. Read more about: Coronavirus and its impact on the global copper market Meanwhile Chasi statedwater levels at Lake Kariba have risen to 11. 3% from a critical 6% last yearafter the January rains. Read more stories about Zimbabwe Finance and Policy “A significant number of the contractors’ staff is still in China, but we have no doubt that will come to pass and we will cruise at lightning speed towards completion of the project,” said Chasi. The Coronavirus, which broke out in China’s Wuhan City towards the end of 2019 has already claimed over 3,280 deaths in 34 countries. Generation According to local media, this comes a fewweeks after Chinese Ambassador Guo Shaochun pleaded with the Asian stockholdersoperating in Zimbabwe to allow their workers to stay in China until the ragingvirus is contained. He however said power cuts being experienced among Zimbabweans will not be stopping anytime soon.last_img read more

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Power Notes

first_imgCompiled by OGJ Online Staff Venture Global LNG adds Zachry to EPC team for Gulf export terminal construction No posts to display Twitter AES Corp. reported an AES subsidiary has acquired from Enron Corp. a majority interest in barge-mounted electric generating units currently under construction in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigeria’s YF Power owns the remaining shares. AES said a total of $225 million will be invested in nine barge-mounted combustion turbines with total net output of 290 MW. Electricity from the plant will be supplied to the Nigerian Electric Power Authority under a 13.25 year agreement. Operation is scheduled to begin in September. Fitch IBCA has lowered the rating of Caithness Coso Funding Corp.’s $110 million senior secured notes due 2001 from ‘BB+’ to ‘BB’. The rating action reflects the failure of Southern California Edison Co. (SCE) to make timely payments due under existing power purchase agreements (PPAs), and the absence of a clear alternative, Fitch said. Caithness Coso, through three separate partnerships (collectively the Coso partnerships), sells 100% of the power generated from three 80 MW geothermal power projects to SCE under long-term power purchase agreements. SCE is past due on its payment of $13.3 million to the Coso partnerships for power generated in November 2000. The Coso partnerships have also billed SCE $32.5 million for power generated in December 2000. Payment of that amount is due in early February 2001. Despite the ongoing efforts to resolve the California power crisis, it is uncertain whether, or when, the above amounts will be paid, Fitch said. Linkedin Facebook Jan. 26, 2001—Calpine Corp. reported it has acquired the development rights from Cogentrix Energy Inc. for the $300 million 500 MW Washington Parish energy center, near Bogalusa, La. Site preparation is under way, with construction expected to begin shortly. The power plant will use two General Electric Frame 7FA gas combustion turbines in combined cycle with a single steam turbine, representing 490 MW of base load capacity, with the ability to produce up to 577 MW during peak demand. Calpine will manage construction and will operate the facility when it enters commercial operation in mid-2002. Canada’s National Energy Board said it will conduct a full public hearing April 23 on an application by National Energy Systems Co. to construct a new international 230 kv transmission line that will connect its proposed 660 MW gas-fired power plant in Washington to the western power grid via Canada. The power plant will to be located in Sumas, Wash., in the far northwest corner of the state. The company argues the Canadian route is the most cost effective and least intrusive route for the transmission line. Gas Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. (RG&E) said it filed a joint settlement plan that would reduce gas delivery rates by an average of about 1% through June 2002. The reduction would take effect March. 1. As part of the rate proposal RG&E is seeking to raise the monthly basic customer rate to $12/month from $6.90/month. This adjustment would take effect Sept. 1. Coupled with a proposed increase in the monthly basic customer charge, the average residential gas heating customer would save about $6.95/year, the company said. The plan will not affect gas commodity prices. The plan is still subject to approval by the New York State Public Service Commission. TAGSNYPA 1.29.2001 Canada’s Fortis Inc. said it has purchased Duke Energy Group Inc.’s 95% interest in Belize Electricity Co. Ltd. (BECOL) for $62 million (U.S.). The remaining 5% of BECOL is owned by the Belize government. BECOL owns and operates the 25 MW Mollejon hydroelectric facility, located on the Macal River, and the only commercial hydroelectric facility in Belize. Linkedin Mississippi Power cutting stakes in coal-fired, gas-fired stations to reduce excess MW, emissions The U.S. Justice Department said it will not challenge a proposal by 17 rural Arkansas electric power distribution cooperatives to jointly market electric power to retail customers. The Department’s antitrust division concluded the proposal will not substantially lessen competition. The co-ops, which together control about 6% of the electric generating capacity in regions where they plan to operate, propose to create a joint venture to market power under the state Electric Consumers Choice Act. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleAEP to begin construction of emission control systems at Amos, Mountaineer plantsNext articleMinnesota coalition backs RPS of 10% by 2010 chloecox Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables Power Notes Facebook By chloecox – last_img read more

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Iman du Golfe Being Treated

first_img SIGN UP Email* Horse Sport Enews Iman du Golfe (ITA), horse number 73, was injured in a Cross-Country fall at fence 20 this afternoon at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky.  Veterinarians attended to the horse immediately.  The horse was stabilized at the fence and transported by horse ambulance to the nearby Rood & Riddle veterinary hospital for further assessment and treatment. The rider, Juan Carlos Garcia, was taken to the hospital and initial reports are that he is in good condition. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

first_imgDATE ANNOUNCED: March 2021POSITION: Visiting Assistant Professor of MusicDEPARTMENT: MusicSTARTING DATE: Fall Term 2021TIMELINE: Screening of applications begins immediately andcontinues until position is filled.QUALIFICATIONS:Required:Graduate degree in a relevant disciplineExperience in orchestral conductingEvidence of successful studio/strings instructionPreferred:D.M.A. in orchestral conductingExperience as a music director for an orchestraProven recruiter/experience building orchestral programsExperience teaching collegiate theoryExperience in secondary instruction desiredRESPONSIBILITIES:Wartburg College invites applicants for a one-year, full-time,titled Visiting Assistant Professor of Music. This position will beresponsible for conducting the Wartburg Community SymphonyOrchestra and the college chamber orchestra. Additional teachingresponsibilities will include strings methods courses, appliedlessons, and will include teaching a course(s) within the corecurriculum, e.g. music theory or music history. Candidates shouldhave experience in recruitment, retention, and studentadvising.The successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment topromoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in aneducational and work environment and must be willing to contributeto the College’s strategic plan of inclusion.SALARY: CompetitiveCONTRACT: Nine-month, titledAPPLICATION: Nominations or application package(Letter of application that addresses the required and preferredqualifications, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, statement ofteaching philosophy, and contact information for three currentreferences) should be sent electronically to: [email protected] For specificquestions contact Brian Pfaltzgraff, Chair of Search Committeeat [email protected] information about the College and the city of Waverly maybe found at http://www.wartburg.edu.last_img read more

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Program Coordinator, Strategic Enrollment Management

first_imgBackground Check: Applicants who are selected as finalpossible candidates must be able to pass a criminal backgroundcheck.To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.eduEEO StatementUniversity of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Veterans/Disability Employer. Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: University of IdahoProgram Coordinator, Strategic Enrollment ManagementLocation: MoscowDivision/College: Enrollment ManagementEmployee Category: ExemptPay Range: $48,000, depending on education andexperienceFull/Part Time: Full TimePosition Summary:Reporting to the Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management,the SEM Program Coordinator coordinates programs and developsstrategic messaging/materials to support a variety of Initiativesfrom the Strategic Enrollment Management Office. The incumbent willwork directly with the Vice Provost to quickly and effectivelycommunicate information via reports, e-communications andpresentations through the SEM unit and broader campus community.This position helps with successful execution of programs andinitiatives for SEM units and tracks the progress to ensure theprograms are delivered on time and successfully. The incumbent willassist in the implementation and execution of SEMinitiatives/programs to recruit/retain current students. TheProgram Coordinator will provide writing, proofreading and editingassistance to provide quality control in communications. Minimum Qualifications:• Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, public relations,marketing or related degree program.• Experience writing marketing materials designed to communicateeffectively with internal and external audiences.• Experience researching, interpreting, composing, editing, andlaying out informational material.• Experience translating technical or specialized information forpublic use and understanding.• Experience coordinating logistics for events involving travel,accommodations and programming for multiple participants. Posting Number: SP002690PPosting Date: 01/08/2021Closing Date:Open Until Filled: YesSpecial Instructions:This position is open until filled, however, applications receivedon or before April 25, 2021 will receive first consideration.Position will remain open until a sufficient pool of candidates isidentified.In addition to the online application, please submit a resume and adetailed letter of qualification addressing all of the required andpreferred qualifications. jeid-7f89d3a6ccf3464380479bd1662b07d8 Preferred Qualifications:• Experience analyzing and presenting data, facts and writtenpolicies and participating productively in plans for coordinatingactions.• Knowledge of communication and marketing principles; MicrosoftOffice and Adobe Suite; web site development, desktop publishingsoftware.• Knowledge of the University of Idaho, its programs and practices,and administrative operations.• Established record of collaboration and good interpersonal andcommunication skills with individuals with diverse organizational,cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.• Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently andas part of a team.last_img read more

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Grounded: JFK’s $15B overhaul could be delayed years

first_imgJFK Airport’s $15 billion planned overhaul could be delayed for years, as passenger volume continues to plummet. (Rendering via Governor Cuomo’s office)The timeline for the massive overhaul of John F. Kennedy International Airport will likely be pushed back years because of plummeting passenger demand.The project, whose cost has soared to an estimated $15 billion, aims to unify the terminal layout, modernize operations and provide added gates to accommodate an expected one million more passengers a year, according to the Wall Street Journal.But the pandemic has changed all that, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey may now have to push back the 2025 projected completion date, the Journal reported.Passenger volume is down about 85 percent, and officials warn that passenger numbers might not match last year’s level of nearly 62 million passengers until 2023, the report noted.The International Air Transport Association recently estimated that airline traffic won’t return to last year’s level until 2024, according to Bloomberg.The Port Authority had planned to replace JFK’s six terminals, each managed by separate airlines or terminal operators, with four larger buildings. The agency had pledged several billion dollars for the project, and private investors and airlines were supposed to foot the rest of the bill.The redevelopment plan may be forced to scale back if the Port Authority and airlines don’t receive the $3 billion bailout from the federal government, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said recently. [WSJ] — Akiko Matsuda This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more