FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享AP:An independent energy agency on Monday rejected a Trump administration plan to bolster coal-fired and nuclear power plants, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump’s efforts to boost the struggling coal industry.The decision by the Republican-controlled Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was unexpected and comes amid repeated promises by Trump to revive coal as the nation’s top power source. The industry has been besieged by multiple bankruptcies and a steady loss of market share as natural gas and renewable energy flourish.The energy commission said in its decision that despite claims by the administration to the contrary, there is no evidence that any past or planned retirements of coal-fired power plants pose a threat to reliability of the nation’s electric grid.The administration’s plan was opposed by an unusual coalition of business and environmental groups that frequently disagree with each other. Critics said the plan would distort energy markets and raise prices for customers, especially in the Northeast and Midwest.In its decision, the five-member energy panel essentially agreed with critics who said there was no evidence of a threat to the grid’s day-to-day reliability that would justify the emergency action Perry was seeking.FERC said in its decision that it is launching a new process to evaluate the resilience of the nation’s electric grid, which is overseen by a network of regional transmission organizations and independent system operators.More: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/energy-panel-rejects-trump-administration-plan-to-boost-coal-nuclear-power-plants FERC Rejects Perry’s Coal, Nuclear Subsidy Plan
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Hispanic Heritage Month is right around the corner! This year, the 31 days of celebration begin on Sunday, September 15, and end on Tuesday, October 15. During this special month, we recognize the centuries of contributions made to United States growth and development by Hispanics.For credit unions that serve large Hispanic communities, public recognition and celebration of the month can both honor the heritage of members and build stronger relations between them and the institution. But even credit unions that don’t serve large numbers of Hispanics should recognize the importance of what has become one of the country’s fastest-growing population groups.Many businesses find numerous ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Here are a few ideas that you can use.Host employee and member luncheons or receptions featuring food and beverages from Latin American countries. Nothing brings people together faster than food, and a buffet of authentic dishes would create real interest from your community to want to learn more about the Hispanic culture.
The International Cycling Tour of Croatia will be held for the fourth year in a row, from 17 to 22 April, in six stages, on a route longer than 1000 kilometers through almost the entire territory of the Republic of Croatia.That this is one of the most important sporting events of the year is confirmed by the promotion to the 2nd HC category by the World Cycling Organization (UCI) and the interest of numerous cycling teams and media that will transmit the image from Croatia to as many as six continents. Top Sport Events and add that this year’s race will be even more demanding and will host 20 teams, including those from the highest ranking of the World Cycling Organization (UCI), namely the Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team, Astana Pro Team and Trek Segafredo .The organizer of the race is the agency Top Sport Events, represented by Vladimir Miholjević, also the director of the race, and on the eve of the start, an official presentation of stages, teams and other news for representatives of partners and the media was organized.”This year’s edition of the Tour of Croatia will be in many ways more exciting and attractive than the previous ones. On behalf of the entire organizing team, I would like to thank all the partners and sponsors for their support and understanding, because without them this project would not exist. Organizationally, we always try to be even better, so we are especially happy that the transfers between the stages will be minimal and the cycling teams will have enough time for quality regeneration and preparation of the next stages. The route race passes through numerous nature parks and national parks and we are proud to present these Croatian gems to competitors and the whole world.”, Said Vladimir Miholjevic, director of the race.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”He also announced numerous novelties of this year’s edition, among which the program intended for children stands out, as part of which he will learn about the importance of recycling, in cooperation with the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency. “Tour of Croatia is an example of a project that has multiple positive effects on Croatian tourism. First of all, in the promotion segment because the race takes place on a route of about 1000 kilometers and passes through almost the entire area of our country, the coast and the continent. The development of the offer in the pre- and post-season periods, ie the extension of the tourist season is the focus of the activities of the Croatian Tourist Board and the Ministry of Tourism, and the Tour of Croatia is a real example of how major international events can contribute to this goal. That is why this year we are proud partners of a race that has successfully positioned itself as the most exciting cycling race in the country.”, Said the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić.The race will be broadcast daily by Croatian Radio and Television with 11 hours of live television broadcast and a total of three hours of summaries. The live broadcast will also be broadcast on Eurosport, and the TV broadcast will, thanks to the cooperation with ASO, be broadcast by numerous television stations from as many as 6 continents – in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia – some of which will be broadcast by Tour and live.Thus, the most beautiful postcard from Croatia will travel the world again. The Spanish production company ISB, the executive production company at the last 12 Olympic Games, has been hired for the technical part of the broadcast, which will record the race with cameras while driving and with the use of a special camera helicopter that will monitor the race from the air.Stages of the Tour of Croatia race For the third time, the Tour of Croatia starts in Osijek, and this introductory stage, 227 kilometers long, is more demanding than the previous ones, and the ascent to PP Papuk will be a novelty for cyclists that will physically make the journey to Koprivnica more difficult. The goal on Koprivnica’s Zrinski Square will be the perfect completion of this stage.The longest stage is scheduled for the second day, and it starts in Karlovac, a city on four rivers. Cyclists will reach the Plitvice Lakes National Park along the route, and the ascent to the Velebit Nature Park will be the main obstacle for sprinters, who should be the main actors in this stage. The goal of the stage is in Zadar, and the scenography provided by Sv. Donat is likely to be just as interesting to spectators around the world as the race itself.The start in Trogir and the circle across Ciovo, through the very center of Okrug Gornji, evokes pride in the organizing team, because the shots of historical heritage and natural beauty leave you speechless. It is technically demanding to pass through the center of Makarska, followed by the beginning of the infernal ascent through the PP Biokovo to the top of Sv. Jure.The fourth stage is, as everyone who visited it agreed, the most beautiful road for riding a motorcycle or bicycle in Europe, and probably beyond, so the organizers are happy to see the whole world. The start is in Starigrad, and the concentration of cyclists will certainly be “disturbed” by the beauties of the Paklenica National Park. The goal of the stage is on the main town square in Crikvenica.The fifth stage is the royal stage of this year’s race because in its 155 kilometers it hides a 3.300 m altitude difference and additional climbing from the waterfront in Rabac to the center of the old town of Labin where the official start will be. The cyclists will pass through Rijeka along the Korzo and continue towards Opatija, fighting for positions before the final ascent of 15 km and 922 m altitude difference from Ičići to Poklon.The last stage is between Samobor and Zagreb.
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Comment Advertisement Emmanuel Petit explains why Liverpool are more impressive than Arsenal’s Invincibles Klopp has marshalled Liverpool to European glory (Picture: Getty Images)Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has admitted that Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side have ‘something special’ the Invincibles could not offer.The Gunners remain the only team to go a whole Premier League campaign without losing a single game, a feat which the Reds failed to match up to this season.Arsene Wenger’s side’s lack of a European trophy is the only slight on their success, and something Liverpool were able to achieve with their Champions League victory last year. Petit is full of praise for the Reds and feels they have been at the top of their game for far longer than just the last 12 months, telling The Mirror: ‘I have huge respect for my old teammates, but when I look at Liverpool, and what they have been doing for the past two years.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘People are looking at them now because last year they won a European trophy, but really they have been like this for the past two or three years.‘It’s amazing what they are doing – it is rare to see a team winning so many games and being so dominant against their opponents all the time.’Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news live Petit spent three years at Arsenal under Arsene Wenger (Picture: Getty Images)Liverpool are just two wins away from securing their first league title in over 30 years, but they will have to wait to lift the title due to the coronavirus pandemic. Before the Premier League was suspended, Liverpool were on course to be crowned champions quicker than any other previous team and World Cup winner Petit believes the Reds have the edge over the record-breaking Arsenal side.He added: ‘They were both great teams in history, but for me this Liverpool team have something special. ‘It is hard to explain what I feel when I look at Liverpool, but I don’t remember thinking the same way when I was looking at the Invincibles.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘They have impressed me more than Arsenal’s Invincibles.‘I am pretty sure Arsenal fans won’t be happy with that. But I have to be honest. When I look at this team, the motivation, the intensity, so many talented players. Something is different with them.’MORE: Cesc Fabregas reveals why he chose to join Arsenal over Manchester UnitedMORE: Ian Wright reveals he was blanked by Arsenal’s cliquey French players – including Patrick VieiraFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 25 Mar 2020 1:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link527Shares Advertisement
Governor Wolf Announces New Markets Tax Credits for Low-Income, Rural Communities Latest News Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Commonwealth Cornerstone Group, a nonprofit community development entity (CDE) created by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, has been awarded $55 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocations.“New Markets Tax Credits have a proven track record of attracting private sector investments to areas that need jobs and an economic spark,” said Governor Wolf. “These tax credits incentivize private sector companies to invest in areas that otherwise might be neglected, and in doing so, they promote economic revitalization.”CCG is one of 73 community development entities nationwide receiving an allocation of the total $3.5 billion in New Markets Tax Credits announced by the Treasury Department yesterday. Reflecting the tremendous competition for NMTCs, 214 CDEs had applied for tax credits; 34 percent of the applicants received funding in this latest round of awards.With this newest allocation, CCG has received eight NMTC awards totaling $406 million. The first seven awards of tax credits were used to fund 38 developments in the state. These NMTCs have stimulated the creation of 6,921 construction jobs and 6,618 permanent jobs in Pennsylvania.“We’re grateful to the U.S. Treasury for allocating these tax credits to Commonwealth Cornerstone Group,” said Brian A. Hudson Sr., chairman of CCG and executive director and CEO of PHFA. “These tax credits have tremendous potential to spark economic revitalization in distressed areas of the state, and we’re eager to put them to work in Pennsylvania.”The goal of CCG is to use these tax credits to fund projects in key areas within communities to create business opportunities and spur economic revitalization. CCG will utilize the NMTCs to provide loans and equity investments for business expansion, mixed-use development, and community facilities across Pennsylvania.Examples of past developments that have benefited from CCG’s investment of these tax credits include Bakery Square in Pittsburgh, the Stephen Klein Wellness Center in Philadelphia, and the Coal Street Community Facility in Wilkes-Barre, among others.The New Markets Tax Credit Program, established by Congress in December 2000, permits individual and corporate taxpayers to receive a non-refundable tax credit against federal income taxes for making equity investments in vehicles known as community development entities. CDEs that receive the tax credit allocation authority under the program are domestic corporations or partnerships that provide loans, investments, or financial counseling in low-income urban and rural communities.Today’s announcement brings the total amount awarded through the NMTC Program to $57.5 billion. Historically, NMTC Program awards have generated $8 of private investment for every $1 invested by the federal government. Through the end of fiscal year 2017, the most recent data available, NMTC Program award recipients deployed more than $48.6 billion in investments in low-income communities and businesses, with impacts such as the creation or retention of more than 800,000 jobs, and the construction or rehabilitation of more than 205 million square feet of commercial real estate.The tax credits are provided by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. For more information about the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, please visit: www.cdfifund.gov. May 31, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Those surviving who will cherish Vivian’s memory include her husband of over 68 years, Edward Hundley; children, Brenda Hundley (Cecil Abshear) of Brookville, Vickie Hundley (Larry Lomeli) of Metamora, Judy Hundley of Metamora, Gary (Sonya) Hundley of Laurel, Debra Hundley Isaacs; sisters, Louise Cummins of New Point, Shirley Cummins of Laurel, and Linda Nunn of Glenwood, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three sons, Roy, Larry and Robert Hundley; one grandchild Karisa Daniels; one great-grandchild, Harley West, and a brother, Arnold Carlton. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, April 27, 2017 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Services, officiated by brother-in-law, Handsford Hundley will be on Saturday at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Vivian L. Hundley, of Metamora, was born on February 29, 1932 in Franklin County, Indiana, the daughter of Edmund and Maude Hammons Carlton. She married Edward Hundley on September 17, 1949 in Island City, Kentucky and he survives. Family was very important to Vivian and she was a great homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her family and loved going to Florida. On Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the age of 86, Vivian passed away at her residence surrounded by her family. Memorial contributions can be directed to the family. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home and its staff are honored to care for the family of Vivian Hundley.
Harrison, OH—According to a letter from the Law Director of the City of Harrison, the vacancy left from City Councilman Urbano Galindo which will be effective on September 30 will not be filled by Jean Wilson. The letter explains that Galindo was not backed by the Republican Central Party and therefore, the party does not have the legal authority to appoint anyone to this position. According to the City of Harrison Charter, if a council vacancy is not endorsed by any political party, the vacancy is to be filled by a majority vote of the council. Should the Council not fill the seat within 30 days of the vacancy, the Mayor has the power to appoint a person to the seat. Though he ran as a republican, Galindo was not backed by the party.
Iginla will be the fourth Black player inducted after Grant Fuhr, women’s hockey pioneer Angela James and Willie O’Ree. Iginla and Fuhr are the only Black NHL players enshrined for their on-ice accomplishments, while O’Ree was chosen in the builder category in 2018 for breaking the league’s color barrier 60 years earlier.The longtime Calgary Flames captain was the first Black player to lead the NHL in goals and points and was the first Black athlete in any sport to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics. A first-generation Canadian whose father is Nigerian and mother is American, Iginla owns arguably the biggest assist in Canada’s history of international hockey. He passed the puck to Sidney Crosby for Crosby’s “golden goal” at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.BROWN-DROPPING SPORTSBrown U. students claim fraud, want cut sports restoredLawyers for a group of Brown University athletes whose sports have been targeted for elimination are accusing the Ivy League school of fraud for working secretly on a plan to cut the programs without telling the players their varsity careers were in jeopardy. June 25, 2020 Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association said Wednesday that dealing with racial matters will be a shared goal during the resumed season.The league and union announced they will “take collective action to combat systemic racism and promote social justice” when the season restarts at the Disney complex near Orlando, Florida next month. Specific plans have not been finalized.NFL-REDSKINS-MARSHALLRedskins removing ex-owner Marshall from Ring of FameUNDATED (AP) — The Washington Redskins are removing former owner George Preston Marshall from their Ring of Fame and striking all references to him on their website. It’s the latest move to cut ties with the legacy of the team’s racist founder, a segregationist who refused to integrate by signing Black players until “forced to do so” in 1962, more than a decade after much of the rest of the NFL. Marshall owned the franchise from its inception in 1932 and moved the team from Boston to Washington several years later. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963 and died in 1969.Current owner Dan Snyder has faced renewed calls to change the name of the team.PGA-TRAVELERS-KOEPKASBrooks Koepka felt like he was doing everything by the book. — The New York City Marathon scheduled for Nov. 1 has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. New York Road Runners announced the cancellation of the world’s largest marathon Wednesday after coordinating with the mayor’s office and deciding the race posed too many health and safety concerns for runners, volunteers, spectators and others. Last year’s marathon included a world record 53,640 finishers. Entrants for the 2020 race will be offered a full refund of their entry fee or a guaranteed entry to either the 2021, 2022 or 2023 marathon. The 2021 New York City Marathon is scheduled for Nov. 7.— The caddies for Graeme McDowell and Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) have tested positive for the coronavirus, and both major champions have decided to withdraw from the Travelers Championship. Both say they are withdrawing to protect the rest of the field. McDowell says it feels like the snowball is getting bigger. This is the PGA Tour’s third week back after being shut down for three months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first week came off without a hitch. Nick Watney last week became the first player to test positive.— A person with knowledge of the situation says All-Star forward Nikola Jokic (NEE’-koh-lah YOH’-kich) of the Denver Nuggets has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantining in his native Serbia. Jokic is expected to be back in Denver long before the team leaves for the Disney complex for the restart of the NBA season next month. — The return of Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon has been delayed after he tested positive for the coronavirus. Brogdon issued a statement through the team, saying he was in quarantine, feeling well and expects to rejoin his teammates in Orlando for the resumption of the season next month. Brogdon used the March stoppage of play to recover from a leg and hip muscle injury that kept him out of games and recently told reporters he was ready to play. — Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore will open Thursday for wagering on simulcast horse races. Fans will be required to wear masks, maintain social distancing and follow safety protocols to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Pimlico is scheduled to host the Preakness on Oct. 3. The Denver Post first reported Blackmon’s condition, saying Tuesday that three Rockies players had tested positive. The Post reported Blackmon tested positive last week after workouts at Coors Field in Denver. The newspaper said the Rockies then closed the ballpark, following MLB protocol.The Philadelphia Phillies have said seven players have tested positive for the virus without identifying any of them. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that several players and staff members of the Toronto Blue Jays have tested positive. Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said a few players have tested positive for COVID-19. Dipoto said they have all been asymptomatic. And Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila says one player and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has imposed a 60-game season that will begin either July 23 or 24. It remains unclear where the Blue Jays plan to hold their training camp and play home games this summer.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:—The return of Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon has been delayed after he tested positive for the coronavirus. And Sacramento Kings forward Jabari Parker announced he has been dealing with the virus as well. Both say they expect to be with their teams when the season resumes in Central Florida next month. All 22 NBA teams that will be part of the resumed season began mandated testing Tuesday. UNDATED (AP ) — The popular Phillie Phanatic, Mr. Met and Mariner Moose mascots are getting a reprieve. Major League Baseball has reversed a policy it issued last month that banned mascots from ballparks while trying to restrict access and limit contact exposure. MLB now says mascots are welcome, but they’re not permitted on the field. Dave Raymond, the first person to portray the Phanatic in Philadelphia in the late 1970s, says mascots can still pull off plenty of routines to entertain fans watching at home. MLB will start the virus-delayed season next month in stadiums without fans. — The Berlin Marathon has been canceled following months of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers say “after extensive examination and various discussions” they were not able to find a later date. Authorities in Germany have blocked the hosting of major events through October.— The University of Connecticut has decided to eliminate four athletic teams as it deals with an expected budget deficit driven by issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. UConn’s president told the Board of Trustees today the school will reduce the number of sports it supports from 24 to 20, eliminating its men’s cross country, men’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis and women’s rowing teams after the 2020-21 academic year. — The University of Northern Colorado will discontinue the men’s and women’s tennis programs as part of a cost-saving effort due to budget shortfalls created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The school located in Greeley, Colorado, will now sponsor 17 intercollegiate athletic programs, including nine women’s sports. NBA RESTART-SOCIAL ISSUESNBA, NBPA say sparking social change will be goal of restart Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSMore positive tests in baseballUNDATED (AP) — All-Star outfielder Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies has become the first Major League Baseball player identified as having tested positive for the coronavirus. A person familiar with Blackmon’s situation confirmed the test result to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement. Sponsors will be asked to sign up again with the games delayed for a year. A poll published earlier this month by Japanese broadcasters NHK said two-thirds are undecided about extending for another year. Organizers say they will begin the negotiation process in earnest next month. The Japanese newspaper Asahi reported this week that organizers could be asking for “for more sponsor fees payments.” This could face opposition with many companies struggling with the pandemic and a loss of revenue.MASCOTS UNMUZZLEDPhillie Phanatic, Mr Met, MLB mascots now permitted in parks In a letter to Brown President Christina Paxson, attorney Jeffrey Kessler said the school made a “purposeful choice to conceal critical information” that cost the athletes the chance to enroll at or transfer to a different school.Brown announced last month that as part of a plan to redirect resources to its more successful programs it would eliminate 11 varsity sports and promote coed and women’s sailing to varsity status, bringing the school’s total from 38 teams to 29. After a backlash over the disparate effect the cuts would have on minority students, the school backed down and agreed to keep men’s track and cross-country.MICHIGAN-TRANSFERSMichigan announces Smith, Brown joining basketball programANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officially announced that Mike Smith and Chaundee Brown are joining the basketball program as transfers. Update on the latest sports The school says both players have been admitted. Smith has immediate eligibility, and Michigan is assessing the potential for an NCAA waiver for Brown. The 5-foot-11 Smith comes to Michigan from Columbia, where he averaged 22.8 points a game last season. The 6-foot-5 Brown averaged 12.1 points for Wake Forest. Brown said in April he was entering his name into the NBA draft as well as the NCAA transfer portal. TOKYO-SPONSORSTokyo Olympics must firm up $3.3 billion in sponsor incomeTOKYO (AP) — Local Japanese sponsors have chipped in a record $3.3 billion to support the postponed Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. That’s almost 60% of the income for the privately funded operating budget. UNDATED (AP) — He took his COVID-19 test when he arrived in Connecticut for the Travelers Championship and waited until he received the result (negative) before going to watch his brother, Chase, earn a spot in the field through Monday qualifying.Both withdrew before the tournament even began after Koepka’s caddie tested positive for the coronavirus, even though subsequent tests on the players came back negative. Each cited the need to be safe, not only for themselves but the other players and caddies at the TPC River Highland.NHL-HALL OF FAMEIginla headlines 2020 Hall class as 4th Black player electedUNDATED (AP) — Jarome Iginla (juh-ROHM’ ih-GIHN’-luh) headlines the Hockey Hall of Fame’s class of 2020 after being elected Wednesday in his first year of eligibility.