Ohio gas developer and Trump supporter blasts coal bailout

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Vindicator:The day after becoming the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee in May 2016, Donald Trump made a promise at a campaign event in Charleston, W.Va. “We’re going to put the miners back to work,” he said, as thousands of coal miners got to their feet. “We are going to get those mines open.”Watching the speech on television, Bill Siderewicz was bewildered. “I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’” said Siderewicz, president of Boston-based Clean Energy Future LLC, which operates numerous gas-fired, wholesale electricity generation plants in Ohio and is bringing a $900 million natural-gas power plant to the village [of Lordstown].Lordstown Energy Center, located on a site in the Lordstown Industrial Park, is slated to be up and running next month, and Clean Energy Future has plans to invest a similar amount into building a second plant nearby. An energy policy proposed by the Trump administration, however, could derail plans for the second Lordstown plant and send companies such as his running from Ohio, Siderewicz said.Although Siderewicz voted for Trump, he had hoped the president would stay away from the energy industry if elected. Siderewicz is now sounding the alarm on the potential negative impacts of the policy. He said a bailout of the coal industry would shatter Ohio’s competitive energy market, endanger investments in gas-fired plants and cost consumers and businesses billions in higher electricity rates.“Everyone [who] has an IQ of more than 25 is upset about this,” Siderewicz said. “This is so un-American.”In 2009, coal fueled 45 percent of the country’s electricity production, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. By 2017, that share had dropped to 30 percent. “In electricity generation – the key market for coal – the industry is increasingly uncompetitive and is losing market share,” wrote David Schlissel, IEEFA director of resource planning analysis and lead author on a report titled U.S. Coal: More Market Erosion Is on the Way. “Further declines in coal’s energy generation market share can be expected through 2018 and beyond,” he wrote.More: Trump’s energy proposal could derail plans in Lordstown Ohio gas developer and Trump supporter blasts coal bailoutlast_img read more

‘Take this Humanitarian Disaster in Venezuela Seriously’ Says Ambassador Brownfield

first_imgBy Jaime Moreno / Voice of America (VOA) December 31, 2019 File photo of William Brownfield. The Ambassador described the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela as “something never seen in history of this hemisphere.” (Photo: Brendan Smialowski, AFP)U.S. Ambassador William Brownfield, remembered in Latin America for his clear and straightforward opinions in his more than 40 years of diplomatic experience, doesn’t hesitate to describe Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis as “something never seen in the history of this hemisphere.”In an exclusive interview with VOA’s Venezuela 360, Ambassador Brownfield defended the United States’ current policy toward Venezuela, highlighting that it includes elements that former U.S. administrations had not incorporated.Labeling the disputed Venezuelan government as a mafia-state, the ambassador said that the country “is much more than illegal drug trafficking. It’s money laundering, it’s illegal mining, it’s support for criminal organizations operating outside Venezuela, but which have bases in Venezuela. It’s probably the most corrupt government in the entire world. It’s worse than a narco-state. It’s a narco-state, but on steroids!” he said.Based on these observations, the ambassador made a new, urgent appeal, calling on the international community to take seriously “this humanitarian disaster in Venezuela.”The entire interview with Ambassador Brownfield follows below:VOA: Ambassador William Brownfield, in 40 years of diplomatic experience, most of it in Latin America, have you seen a crisis like that of Venezuela, with so many elements together?Ambassador William Brownfield: I don’t think so. The truth is that not only in the last 40 years, but maybe in the last 200 years. Never in the history of this hemisphere have we seen a country so tragically in this situation.VOA: What do you think the U.S. government is doing right in its approach to the crisis in Venezuela? And how is it failing?Brownfield: I believe, and I mean it, I think that its policy toward Venezuela has been correct and has been very effective. Its policy incorporates several essential elements that we probably hadn’t seen in the previous administration. The idea of sanctions, not only to sanction institutions and agencies, but to sanction individuals and to show the Venezuelan people who are those enriching themselves as a result of their government positions from Venezuela’s natural wealth, [is] important, positive.Its policy of combining with others in the international community [is also important]. A third element, in my opinion, is not only the support and humanitarian aid, but also using that disaster for the more than 5 million Venezuelan citizens and possibly even 10 million more who want to flee Venezuela, to shine a light on the abuse and nonsense of a government that allowed the country to become the worst humanitarian crisis, not only in the hemisphere, [but] maybe in the entire world.VOA: About the topic of drug trafficking: What elements do you think are already consolidated in Venezuela for it to be considered a “mafia-state”?Brownfield: Venezuela is much more than illegal drug trafficking. It is money laundering, it is illegal mining, it is support for criminal organizations operating outside Venezuela, but which have bases in Venezuela. It’s probably the most corrupt government in the entire world. It’s worse than a narco-state. It’s a narco-state, but on steroids!VOA: How do you assess the change in Latin America during the last three years with this immigration crisis?Brownfield: It’s sad, but it’s time for the international community to take this humanitarian disaster in Venezuela seriously. Two or three years ago, the United Nations talked about Syria as the world’s crisis, Afghanistan or lingering problems in Iraq. The truth is that at this time there are more Venezuelan refugees than from any other country in the world. I say that with a certain sadness, because  in my opinion, the efforts, the sacrifices of the governments of the Americas, in their support of millions and millions of Venezuelan citizens, have been incredibly noble.last_img read more

7 most engaging credit union content we’ve shared on facebook

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Now that fewer and fewer people are visiting branches in person, credit unions are missing out on valuable touch points with members. Facebook is a great place to reach out to your community on a daily basis but it’s not always easy to find ways to effectively engage your members and community on social media. Here are the seven most engaging credit union content posts we’ve shared on social media so far this year!1) I’ll be watching youLets be honest, everyone loves their animals, even though they can be a pain in the butt sometimes!We have found that funny memes about our beloved four pawed family members are usually a hit with credit union members and online followers!2) Let’s exploreWho doesn’t love a little adventure? There is a whole world out there to see and we have the ability to get a glimpse of it at our finger tips. continue reading »last_img read more

Apply a futurist mindset to your data environment

first_imgThe lack of a definitive strategy is the single largest barrier to data transformation. Without a detailed roadmap, credit unions can easily go off course in what can be a highly complex journey.While a strategy-first approach to data analytics is paramount, it’s impossible to ignore the importance technology and system architecture play in analytics success.As credit unions develop a roadmap for analytics implementation, it’s helpful to consider their data environment with a futurist mindset. That can be difficult, especially in today’s highly saturated marketplace. With hundreds of vendors pushing countless data and analysis products designed for today’s business, it can be hard to pick up the true signal from all the noise. Often, credit unions that jump into purchasing technology too quickly find their data program’s growth stunted.CUES member Rob Keatts experienced the pains of inflexible data technology when he joined Chartway Federal Credit Union, Virginia Beach, Virginia, in 2016. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

RSPCA Queensland CEO Darren Maier on why he loves his home

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 RELATED The most pet-friendly suburbs MORE: Luxury homes still hot property I think the fact that it’s close to the water. We’re five minutes from the ferry and can hop on a ferry and be camping on Stradbroke Island within an hour. We love the water! It really is part of our everyday existence.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago 4. What is the best thing about your suburb? I must admit that although a villa on the Mediterranean sounds great, we would probably be just as happy with a state-of-the-art 4WD and camper trailer and the time to travel anywhere we wanted. I live in a four-bedroom house with an office on the bay at Cleveland. Nothing to be honest. My family and I just love it. RSPCA QLD chief executive Darren MaierWhen it comes to being a furbaby’s best friend, there are not many that could rival RSPCA Queensland CEO Darren Maier. He tells us what he loves best about his ‘social isolation’ spot.Mr Maier lives in Brisbane suburb Cleveland, where the perks include good proximity to Stradbroke Island. Landlords, tenants confused over eviction moratoriumcenter_img Coronavirus to drive lowest interest rates in Australian history It’s spacious, there’s a great garden that our rescue border collie Mollie can romp in and it always has beautiful bay breezes. In the height of summer it feels five degrees cooler than anywhere else. It’s also really close to schools and within minutes of various sporting activities. 2. What do you love about your home? 1. Where do you live and why? 5. If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where? Villa in Capri? Chalet in the Swiss Alps? 3. What would you change about your home? 6. What was is best piece of property advice you have been given? Or what is the biggest lesson you have learnt? Bite off as much as you can and chew like crazy!last_img read more

Bundesliga: Kamada out to break duck after Europa League hat-trick

first_imgThe Europa League’s joint top-scorer is now all the more determined to break his Bundesliga drought when mid-table Frankfurt host Union Berlin on Monday.“Now I just want to finally score a goal in the Bundesliga,” Kamada said with a smile.“I am happy about the three goals, but more so to be able to help the team. Everyone was up for it and played really well.”The 23-year-old hit the opening goal after 12 minutes, then added a second just before the interval when he broke from the halfway-line, and wrapped up with a header just eight minutes into the second half.Kamada then turned provider, starting the move which ended with Filip Kostic hitting Frankfurt’s fourth.He became the third highest Japanese scorer in European club competition behind Shinji Kagawa, who scored 11 for Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United, and Liverpool’s Takumi Minamino who has so far also scored 11.Makoto Hasebe (L) celebrates with Daichi Kamada (R) during Eintracht Frankfurt’s win over Salzburg in the Europa League on Thursday. Kamada has not scored in 17 Bundesliga games this season, but Thursday’s hat-trick gave him six goals in the Europa League, all in his last three games. Loading… “Daichi Kamada played really well,” said his Frankfurt team-mate Makoto Hasebe, who is also a Japanese international.“We have to be careful in the second leg and not switch off.“We have shown as a team what we can do today, but the evening wasn’t perfect there are still things to improve,” added the ex-Frankfurt club captain.Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp has often been on the wrong end of Kamada’s finishing. Japan midfielder Daichi Kamada is eager to break his goal drought in the Bundesliga after hitting a Europa League hat-trick inside 40 minutes to propel Eintracht Frankfurt to a 4-1 home victory over Salzburg in their last 32, first-leg tie.Advertisement Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney CharactersThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Top Tastiest Foods From All Over The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe 90s Was A Fantastic Decade For Fans Of Action Movies6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone Read Also: Focus on Paderborn, not Chelsea; Flick warns Bayern Munich“Kamada scores even more goals in training than in the game. He scored the second one brilliantly,” said the Germany shot-stopper.Frankfurt have been erratic in Germany’s top flight this season.They hammered Bayern Munich 5-1 in Frankfurt last November and shocked title-contenders Leipzig 2-0 only to crash to a 4-0 defeat at Dortmund last Saturday to leave them 10th in the table.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Willamette Speedway hosts April 5 car show

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageLEBANON, Ore. – Want to see your favorite race cars displayed right before your very eyes? How about seeing all these drivers on the race track shaking down their mounts? How about all of this all in one day? That’s right, you will see both a car show and a test and tune play date all in one afternoon/evening at Willamette Speedway on Saturday, April 5. The car show will start at noon and last until around 3 p.m. with cars being displayed in the gravel area across from the pit sign-in building. Teams will then be allowed to take their car back into the pit area and get their machines ready for the test and tune session. This session is expected to last from 4 p.m. until dusk.Folks wanting to watch the practice from the main grandstands get in for free while pit passes are $15 and car and driver fees are just $30.For the latest news and stories regarding Willamette Speedway, log on to www.trophymotorsports.com.last_img read more

Millen: Pardew to be Crystal Palace manager by Friday

first_img1 Caretaker manager Keith Millen expects Alan Pardew to be installed as Crystal Palace boss by Friday.Former Palace midfielder Pardew watched the Eagles’ 0-0 draw at Aston Villa ahead of his anticipated move from Newcastle.The draw failed to lift Palace out of the Premier League relegation zone but Millen confirmed Pardew was pleased with the point after coming into the dressing room after the game.And Millen, caretaker manager since Neil Warnock was sacked last month, is just waiting for Pardew’s appointment to be rubber stamped.He said when asked if all was on track: “I think so, I don’t think he would have been at the game if there was a problem, he wouldn’t have been sitting in the stands.“We are preparing for Alan to come in tomorrow to start working. We have a big game against Dover on Sunday so we have to get our heads around that one.“I kept the lads in the know from what I knew from the chairman. Before the game when we left the hotel we weren’t sure but then I got a message to say Alan was coming.“He didn’t have any input during the game or before but he came in after and was pleased and proud with what he saw.“He said we need to add more to our game to score more goals and win football matches but it’s a good start for Alan to see us.”Millen is also set to stay with Palace after Pardew asked him to continue at the club.He said: “As the weeks go by he’ll analyse what we do. We have to learn what he wants and hopefully we can do that.“If Alan wants to bring in people I’m sure he will, we haven’t got a big staff but we work hard and are organised.” Alan Pardew with Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish last_img read more

WOW! ADAM’S INCREDIBLE HALO SUNSET PICTURE OVER DONEGAL

first_imgAdam’s picture at sunset this eveningDONEGAL photographer Adam Rory Porter has done it again.The man whose pictures of the Northern Lights over the county went global has captured another incredible phenomenon in our skies – a 22 Degree Halo.His picture this evening in Buncrana captures it beautifully “We always get stunning sunsets on the shores of Lough Swilly and every now and then we get the odd rare phenomenon too,” he laughed.A halo is a ring of light surrounding the sun or moon. Most halos appear as bright white rings but in some instances, the dispersion of light as it passes through ice crystals found in upper level cirrus clouds can cause a halo to have colour.A 22 degree halo is a ring of light 22 degrees from the sun (or moon) and is the most common type of halo observed and is formed by hexagonal ice crystals with diameters less than 20.5 micrometers!   WOW! ADAM’S INCREDIBLE HALO SUNSET PICTURE OVER DONEGAL was last modified: June 27th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:22 degree haloadam rory porterbuncranaLough Swillyphotographersunsetlast_img read more