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Germany’s EnBW looks to tap into U.S. offshore wind market for future growth

first_imgGermany’s EnBW looks to tap into U.S. offshore wind market for future growth FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:It’s neither easy nor cheap to get a piece of action in the U.S. offshore wind market these days, but EnBW has come tantalizingly close. In last December’s auction for a trio of lease areas, the winning development groups ponied up a record $135 million each for prime zones facing Massachusetts. Bidding through its East Wind LLC unit, EnBW was the last developer left on the sideline — its final offer of $128 million falling just short after more than 30 rounds of bidding.History seldom remembers the also-rans. But EnBW, a large German utility, still has every intention of putting its stamp on the U.S. offshore wind market. The company’s scale and track record suggest that, even in a crowded field, the market should take those ambitions seriously.The Massachusetts auction underscored just how rich the stakes have become in the U.S. offshore wind market. The winning groups were all backed by deep-pocketed global energy companies, including Shell New Energies and Norway’s Equinor.In the face of such competition, small developers will now struggle to find a way into the U.S. market. But EnBW is among Europe’s largest energy suppliers — with annual revenues of more than €20 billion ($22.4 billion), and a decade-long track record of building and operating offshore wind farms off Germany’s northern coasts. It has more than 600 megawatts under construction in the North Sea right now.Like all major German utilities, EnBW has been forced to transform the way it thinks and invests in response to the country’s Energiewende, or pivot from nuclear energy and toward renewables. And like many European utilities — EDF, Ørsted and Enel among them — EnBW is now looking to the vast U.S. renewables market for growth.Its first big step into the U.S. came a year ago, when the company formed a joint venture to develop a floating project off California with Trident Winds, a small developer based on the West Coast. These days, EnBW has “refocused” its efforts around the nearer-term opportunity in New York and New Jersey, White said.More: How EnBW plans to become the next big U.S. offshore wind playerlast_img read more

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West Virginia Issues “Stay at Home” Order

first_imgContact Information CHARLESTON, WV – During a live, statewide address at the State Capitol in Charleston Saturday night, Gov. Jim Justice urged West Virginians to take all necessary precautions to help slow the spread of COVID-19, including staying home as much as possible.“We might be able to prevent us from getting to a point where we’ve got to shut down the entire state, but to do that we’ve got to move and we’ve got to move stronger than we already are right now,” Gov. Justice said. “Right now, you’ve got to really bear down and buckle up.“We know that there’s been bingo halls open and gatherings happening in an unsafe way and it has to stop now,” Gov. Justice said. “This truly is real. It’s the event of all of our lifetimes unlike any that we’ve ever seen before.” During his address, the Governor thanked members of the healthcare community for the leadership and bravery they have displayed during this pandemic. He also thanked grocery stores and their workers for staying open and providing resources to those who are taking shelter at home.Gov. Justice went on to thank the West Virginia National Guard and everyone working under the West Virginia Department of Education, who have worked to provide meals to 200,000 children across the state while schools remain closed.The Governor also urged businesses across the state to find ways to allow more of their employees to work from home to help contain the spread of the disease.“If we’re going to keep our state open, our businesses need to let our people work from home,” Gov. Justice said. “Our power is in our ability to stay apart. As we stay apart and the numbers flatten out then our health care systems can take care of us.”The Governor was joined for the address by Dr. Clay Marsh, Vice President and Executive Dean for Health Sciences at West Virginia University.Marsh praised the swift actions taken Gov. Justice, including closing schools and a variety of other places with large gatherings of people, before there was a single confirmed case of COVID-19 in West Virginia.“I commend the Governor for his leadership,” Dr. Marsh said. “I think it is setting a standard for the rest of the country. But our work is not over. In fact, our work is just starting.” Jordan Damron, jordan.l.damron@wv.govcenter_img “We need to do the things we need to do to protect each other,” Dr. Marsh said. “Stay in our homes, don’t congregate, wash your hands thoroughly – 20 seconds, soap and water, or using hand sanitize, between your fingers, around your wrists, sing Happy Birthday twice, sing the ABCs, sing Country Roads – don’t put your hands around your face.“To save lives, to help save our healthcare workers, to save our systems of healthcare that we rely on, not only for the coronavirus, but for heart attacks, strokes and other treatments – West Virginia – now is the time,” Dr. Marsh continued. “It’s our time to be West Virginia strong. I’m very proud to be a citizen of this state and a citizen that’s led by Governor Jim Justice. It’s our time.”Gov. Justice also asked all citizens who have the ability to stay home to make doing so a top priority.“All of us are really really worried, where’s our next paycheck going to come from? How are we going to sustain ourselves? I would tell you that the government, in every way, is stepping up as a nation and a state. You’ll be made as whole as you can possibly be made.”last_img read more

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Uruguay Says Venezuela Is a Dictatorship and Will Discontinue Talks with Maduro

first_imgBy Leonardo Luzzi/Voice of America (VOA)/Edited by Diálogo September 09, 2020 The new Uruguayan Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo introduced the course of action that will guide his tenure and the foreign policy of the government of President Luis Lacalle Pou.In this respect, he announced changes in the country’s strategy on Venezuela, and made it clear that the Nicolás Maduro regime is a dictatorship.“According to public international law, democratic norms, my own conviction, and that of the president of the Republic, of the entire government, and undoubtedly of any person born in the land of Artigas [Uruguay’s national hero], I freely say without offence nor fear, Venezuela is a dictatorship,” he emphasized.Uruguay will continue to be a part of the international groups that seek a democratic exit for Venezuela, but will no longer encourage dialogue with the Maduro regime.“We will no longer promote actions in favor of a dialogue where conversations are abundant, but where one of the parties lacks goodwill,” said the new Uruguayan foreign minister.Momentum to MercosurMinister Bustillo, a career diplomat, announced the fostering of trade agreements and presented the country as an investment destination.He added that he would work “with pragmatism” to achieve “the best Mercosur possible.”Bustillo said he would promote a policy that seeks agreement inside and outside the borders. “In foreign policy, you should try to always shape a state policy,” he said.On March 1, President Lacalle Pou did not invite Nicolás Maduro to official proceedings for his inauguration, so as not to have “a dictator” before him, he said.last_img read more

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4 reasons you should wake up early

first_img 137SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details There are morning people and there are night owls. I’m naturally more of the latter, but I’ve slowly made the transition to being a little bit of both. While I’ll never be a true morning person, I’ve definitely seen the benefits of waking early. Think I’m crazy? I understand. Here are four reasons you should get up before everyone else…You’ll be able to get that workout in: For a lot of us, we enjoy starting our day with a workout. And that day is called Saturday. It’s great to set the tone with a workout in the morning. Even if you have the laziest day ever, at least you know you started it off with a good workout. While this is easier on the weekends, exert some extra effort and see how your day changes when you start it off the right way.You won’t skip breakfast: When you’re repeatedly smacking that snooze button to get every extra minute of sleep available, you may find yourself in a hurry to get ready in the morning. If this is you, you know the one thing that usually gets cut out is breakfast. Breakfast foods have great nutrients and provide us with energy to start our day. Don’t skip it. Wake up earlier.You can be super productive: In the mornings, you’re efficient and nobody is around to bother you. Once the rest of the world wakes up, people are asking for things and the distractions are abundant. Take advantage of the quiet and get stuff done.You can watch the sunrise: Have you seen a sunrise? Shielding your eyes from the sun when waking up on the front lawn of your frat house in college doesn’t count. Brew some delicious coffee, head outside, and actually watch the sun come up. It’s a majestic way to start your day.last_img read more

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Republicans are nervous about Georgia runoffs, and that’s a very good thing

first_imgPerdue admitted that Donald Trump may not have helped Republicans in Georgia, trying to frame that as a good thing going forward.“I’m talking about people that may have voted for Biden but now may come back and vote for us because there was an anti-Trump vote in Georgia,” Perdue said. “And we think some of those people, particularly in the suburbs, may come back to us. And I’m hopeful of that.”- Advertisement – At the same time, Perdue whined about how Georgia is changing, saying: ”They changed, dramatically, the face of the electorate in Georgia. Many of these new voters are from California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, and they’re not of the conservative persuasion.” Kelly Loeffler, let it be noted, was born in Illinois, grew up in Illinois, went to college in Illinois, and went to business school in … Illinois.So Perdue wants to get out the vote in the suburbs, where “an anti-Trump vote” hurt him on Nov. 3, but he’s also worried about the changing face of the electorate, which is bringing in those darned northerners. That may not be the most coherent argument ever, but maybe it will work on Republican donors.One very interesting question in this runoff, though, is whether and how Trump will engage. Will he even care, since he’s increasingly aware that he won’t be dealing with the next Senate anyway? Will he get angry that Republicans are moving forward on the runoffs rather than going to war for him, and end up dragging them down? Comments like “there was an anti-Trump vote in Georgia” are just the kind of thing that might enrage him.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img These runoffs are an uphill battle for Democrats—it’s still Georgia, after all—but it’s good to see Republicans nervous.last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Outlines Additional Efforts in Northeast Pennsylvania for Winter Storm Clean Up

first_imgGovernor Wolf Outlines Additional Efforts in Northeast Pennsylvania for Winter Storm Clean Up Press Release,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that PennDOT will maintain round-the-clock deployment of its regional crew for storm clean up in the northeast including the distribution of 199 plow trucks, 48 loaders, 18 graders, 24 anti-icing trucks, 311 equipment operators, and the addition of 124 temporary operators responsible for plowing 8,488 lane miles of roads. PennDOT has shifted to secondary road clearing, while continuing to keep interstates and expressways passable.“This storm has taken a toll on people and equipment in many communities, but specifically the communities in the northeast.” Governor Wolf said. “The state is taking additional steps to relieve some of that burden and will maintain on-site resources as long as deemed necessary.”Resources Shifted to NEPA Prior to the StormBefore the storm, Governor Wolf made a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency, which allows for the commonwealth to get resources to communities as quickly as possible when requested. In addition, the governor shifted PennDOT resources to northeast Pennsylvania to help with the storm response and clean up. PennDOT deployed an additional five trucks and ten equipment operators along with a supervisor from its northwestern Pennsylvania district into the five-county PennDOT northeast Pennsylvania district. Three Mobile Equipment Teams were dispatched to northeast Pennsylvania in addition to the resources that were currently deployed there. Each team consists of five plow trucks, 10 equipment operators, and one supervisor. Teams were dispatched from PennDOT’s northwestern Pennsylvania district to the Scranton area, from the Pittsburgh-area district to Monroe County near Stroudsburg, and from southwestern Pennsylvania to the Lehigh Valley area.Nearly 350 PA National Guard members have been strategy deployed in the northeast to provide critical medical transports, as well as support for state police patrol on secondary roads.PEMA is Actively Processing Resource RequestsAs many communities are still in response mode, PEMA is working diligently to process their resource requests working with the counties. In addition, six PEMA staff deployed as liaison officers to work in county emergency management offices where requested: Bucks, Carbon, Franklin, Lackawanna, Lancaster and Union counties.It will take several days for storm costs to be reviewed and submitted to PEMA. We encourage municipal governments to track damages and costs and report them to their respective county emergency management agency.Motorists can continue to check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles by visiting http://www.511PA.com. PennDOT’s Automated Vehicle Locator plow tracking tool is available for all of the more than 2,200 PennDOT-owned and rented plow trucks, with vehicle locations viewable on 511PA. March 15, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Remarks by Governor Wolf at 2018 Budget Address

first_img Budget News,  Remarks 2018 Governor’s Budget AddressHarrisburg, PATRANSCRIPTIntroductionLieutenant Governor Stack, Speaker Turzai, President Scarnati. . .Leader Corman, Leader Costa, Leader Reed, Leader Dermody. . .Members of the General Assembly, invited guests, friends and family. . .And, most importantly, my fellow Pennsylvanians:Before I begin I want to take a moment to congratulate the Philadelphia Eagles, the city of Philadelphia, and all of Pennsylvania. I know, just like we’re sometimes split between parties, we’re also split between Eagles and Steelers here in the Commonwealth.But we’re all fans of Pennsylvania and the Eagles and their devoted fans deserve this moment and we should all be happy to share it.And now we have seven Super Bowl trophies in Pennsylvania. That’s something we can all be proud of.So fly, Eagles, fly.Just like many of us have so much pride in the Eagles, the story of our Commonwealth has always been a story about pride. We Pennsylvanians have always been proud of the work we do. Proud of the industries we’ve built. Proud of the communities we grow up in, and raise our kids in. Proud of the traditions we pass down through the generations.But, by the time I took this office three years ago, the economy had changed – and the Commonwealth we love was headed in the wrong direction.When I stood outside this building on that Tuesday afternoon and took the oath of office as Pennsylvania’s Governor, I talked about what made our Commonwealth a place we are all so proud to be from.A place where we build things. A place where you can find work that puts food on the table and allows you to save up for college or retirement. A place where you can watch your kids grow up and find jobs of their own – maybe even start their own business someday and sign the other side of the paycheck.I believed then, as I believe today, that the people of Pennsylvania have what it takes to restore those values and rebuild our prosperity. What was standing in our way wasn’t our work ethic or our entrepreneurial spirit, but a kind of political paralysis – a status quo in which, too often, politicians in Harrisburg simply couldn’t find a way to make the tough decisions and smart investments we would need to get back on track.So I promised that I would challenge that status quo here in Harrisburg. And that’s what I’ve tried to do for the last three years.Sometimes, that’s meant challenging this legislature to step out of its comfort zone. Sometimes, we’ve worked our way to compromise. Sometimes, I’ve been forced to move forward on my own.We still have a lot of work to do. By taking on the status quo here in Harrisburg, we’ve already begun to write a new story for our Commonwealth.Not a story about a past we’ll never get back. But a story about a brighter future we can build together – if we can muster up the political will to do it.So today, I’m here to challenge you to join me in writing the next chapter of that proud story.Schools that teach, jobs that payWhere else could the story of Pennsylvania’s future begin than in our schools?Long before I was Governor, I was a parent who knew that nothing is more important than being able to give your child the opportunity that comes with a great education. I was also a business owner who knew that nothing is more important than being able to find qualified employees.And so I knew that we couldn’t bring back our economy until we brought back our public education system. I knew that businesses would not invest in Pennsylvania until Pennsylvania invested in its schools.That’s why the first thing I did when I got to Harrisburg was to draw a line in the sand on education. Over the last three years, we’ve invested in our schools and reversed the billion dollars in cuts that were made under the previous administration, cuts that led to larger class sizes, mass layoffs of educators, and cuts to programs like full-day kindergarten.And we’ve already begun to see those investments pay off.Today, we have nearly 100,000 students enrolled in full-day kindergarten, and we’ve increased the number of kids able to attend pre-kindergarten by nearly half.Our high school graduation rate is more than 86 percent, making us a national leader. We’re second in the nation in STEM education, preparing our children for the jobs of tomorrow. And we’ve increased the number of career and technical education students earning industry-recognized certificates by nearly 33 percent, preparing them for the jobs our employers are trying to fill right now.Rebuilding our schools is the beginning of rebuilding our economy – but it’s just the beginning.For three years now, we’ve been working to create more jobs that pay in every corner of our state.Since I took office, Pennsylvania has gained nearly 180,000 jobs. And in the last year, we led our region in job growth. Many of these jobs are from direct investment by the commonwealth. For example, the investments we’ve made in the Shell Cracker Plant, the port of Philadelphia, the online retailer in Paoli, and the steel plant in Johnstown are on pace to create more than 15,000 jobs. The workforce development partnerships we’ve forged are on pace to train thousands of workers for jobs that are sitting open right now.Over the last three years, we’ve repaired or rebuilt 1,600 bridges, and more than 18,000 miles of roadways. And over the next decade, we’re going to invest $2 billion more in rebuilding roads, highways, and bridges across our Commonwealth so that our people can get to work and our products can get to market.It is for these reasons that I think a company like Amazon is considering Philadelphia or Pittsburgh as the location of its second headquarters. Businesses don’t invest in states that don’t invest in education, infrastructure or job training. We’re doing all of these things, and I am hopeful Amazon will come here, build here, and expand here.Meanwhile, we’ve also gotten rid of burdensome taxes like the Capital Stock and Franchise Tax, cut red tape that made it harder to build a small business, and streamlined the services we offer so that our government can be an ally, not an obstacle, for entrepreneurs looking to get started right here in Pennsylvania.In fact, this week, we followed through on a promise I made last year by launching a one-stop shop for businesses and business owners to access state services.There’s more to do, from expanding access to the internet to every corner of the Commonwealth to a new workforce program called PA Smart that will consolidate our workforce development efforts into another one-stop shop.And speaking of our workforce, in this year’s budget, I’m proposing another major step forward: a significant investment in career and technical education to help make Pennsylvania a better place to learn, a better place to work – and a better place to do business.Developing a workforce that can compete and win in the 21st-century economy is the single best way to help Pennsylvania businesses grow – and attract new businesses to our Commonwealth.It’s also the single best thing we can do to help more of our people find better jobs – not just tomorrow, but today.Indeed, these aren’t just jobs, but careers – everything from welding and machining to coding and advanced manufacturing – careers that can sustain families and enrich communities.And these careers aren’t reserved for people with four-year degrees. Anyone in our state who’s willing to put in an honest day’s work deserves a shot to make a good living – and by investing in these programs, we can give them a chance to gain the skills they need to do it.For example, at LCR Embedded Systems in Norristown, there’s a man named Michael Rosenberger – who is here today – who works on the manufacturing line, servicing a major contract. Eight years ago, he would never have expected to be in that high-level advanced manufacturing position. He didn’t have a college degree, and he was working at the plant as a janitor.But Michael was a great employee – a smart guy who took the work he did to heart, no matter what it was. And he wanted to do more than just collect a paycheck. He wanted to build a career making things right here in Pennsylvania. So, thanks to a workforce training program through the Department of Community and Economic Development, he was able to get additional training at Montgomery County Community College.With his new skills, he was able to move up to the assembly floor. And then he got promoted again, to the machine shop. Here’s a guy who had had no formal experience in machine shop work until he got this additional training – and, now, he’s the head of the entire machine shop at LCR, and a role model to his fellow employees. Michael’s making more money – and making an even greater contribution, not just to his family and his employer, but to his community.There should be a place in Pennsylvania’s future for people like Michael.There should be a place in Pennsylvania’s future for anyone willing to work hard to make a better life – and I hope you’re ready to work with me to make that happen.Government that worksI’m hopeful because, over the last three years, we’ve begun to see progress in changing the way things work around here. But I’m also well aware that, sometimes, progress doesn’t come without a push.When I took office as Governor, I knew that I had to set a new tone here in Harrisburg. That’s why I banned anyone in my administration from taking gifts from lobbyists, I got rid of pay-to-play contracting, I refused to take a salary or a pension, and I paid for my own health insurance.But the people of Pennsylvania had a right to expect much more from their government. Even though they elected a Democratic Governor and a Republican legislature, they expected all of us to find ways to work together for Pennsylvania – and they expected us to deliver results.Now, it has always been, and will always be, my preference to work with the legislature. When we’ve found ways to do that, we’ve been able to get a lot done for the people of Pennsylvania.That’s how we expanded our response to the opioid crisis, arming law enforcement with the tools they need to fight this epidemic on the front lines and helping thousands of people struggling with addiction get access to the treatment that could save their lives.Working together, we’ve reduced the prison population, while lowering Pennsylvania’s crime rates. Despite this, our cities still face issues of violence, and we need to work together – legislators, the administration, and Attorney General Shapiro – to make our cities and communities safer so violence is never an obstacle to opportunity.Working together is how we enacted a fair funding formula in our education system that takes politics out of school funding and makes sure that your zip code doesn’t determine what kind of education you can get.That’s how we solved one of the thorniest problems in Harrisburg – reforming our pension system in a way that’s fair to our workers and fair to our taxpayers, so we can stop wasting so much money on Wall Street fees, meet our obligations, and start paying down our debt.That’s how we finally made medical marijuana legal so that patients in our state can get access to the medicine they need to live without pain.And that’s how, at long, long last, we reformed our liquor system.And when some in the legislature haven’t mustered up the political will to work with me, I have no problem doing the work on my own.Whether it’s expanding Medicaid to cover 715,000 Pennsylvanians, and cutting our uninsured rate to the lowest it’s ever been, expanding opportunities for seniors to stay in their homes while they get the care they need as they age, or streamlining agencies in state government, I have done things on my own to help the people of Pennsylvania.But Harrisburg works better – Pennsylvania works better – when we work together to make it work for everyone.This year’s budgetWhen it comes to this year’s budget, working together will be easier than in years past, because, after decades of neglect and years of crisis, we have finally begun to tame the fiscal beast that haunts Harrisburg.No one here needs reminding that Harrisburg’s chronic inability to deal with that crisis has long been the most visible symbol of what’s wrong with our state’s government. And I’m proud that we’ve begun to change that story.Some of the work, I’ve been able to do from the Governor’s office. Taking a business owner’s approach to our budget, we were able to tighten our belts, cutting $2 billion by streamlining our bureaucracy and saving Pennsylvanians another $700 million by cracking down on fraud and abuse.Some of the work, we’ve been able to do together, like making full pension payments, reforming our criminal justice system to reduce our prison population, and lowering health care costs.And because we’ve begun to take a new approach to our budget, I can come before you today with a budget that makes the investments we need to continue our progress without any tax increases on Pennsylvania families.I’m going to keep doing whatever I can to reduce costs and streamline government. But we can do so much more to improve our fiscal future if we work together. And that brings us to the severance tax.Pennsylvania is one of the few states fortunate enough to have abundant natural gas resources. And yet we are the only one of those states without a severance tax.Everywhere else – Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alaska – they’re bringing in billions of dollars from the oil and gas industries. That money’s going to fix roads, build schools, and keep taxes low.And let’s understand exactly what a severance tax is. It’s a tax paid by people mostly outside of Pennsylvania to use our natural resources. And by failing to put in place this commonsense tax, we’re actually just paying other states’ taxes – when we fill up our cars, or heat our homes – we’re paying for Alaska’s schools and Texas’ roads. I don’t know about you, but I don’t remember getting a thank you note from anyone in Alaska or Texas.Pennsylvania is blowing most other states out of the water when it comes to production. And by joining every other gas-producing state and passing a severance tax, we could also join them by bringing billions into our own coffers. Ask these oil and gas behemoths to pay their fair share for extracting Pennsylvania’s bountiful resources, and we can build a brighter future for Pennsylvania.Folks: This is only hard if politicians choose to make it hard.So why isn’t it done? Well, the truth is, as rich as our Commonwealth is in some natural resources, special interests have put political courage in short supply.Look, I get it. The oil and gas industry, they’re powerful.But in the time I’ve been here, I’ve seen people in this legislature – even people I disagree with about pretty much everything – set politics aside to do what’s right.I believe you have it in you to do it again. Pennsylvania is counting on you to do it again.So, today, I’m not just asking you, but challenging you, to do the right thing and pass a severance tax this year – so we can keep making the investments that will grow our economy, keep making progress on the issues Pennsylvanians care about, and keep writing the proud story of a brighter future for our Commonwealth.ConclusionAfter all, the Pennsylvania we all are so proud of – the place where you could work hard and earn a good living, raise your family in a strong community, watch your kids find opportunity of their own – it wasn’t magically bestowed upon us. It was built, by generations of people who did hard things, together.Now it’s our turn.It’s our turn to make the tough decisions with courage and conviction.It’s our turn to invest in new technologies, inspire new discoveries, and incubate new industries.It’s our turn to build a stronger and fairer economy; healthier and safer communities; and new opportunities for the next generation.It’s our turn to finish writing the next chapter in the story of this great Commonwealth.I have never been more proud to be a Pennsylvanian. I have never been more confident of our people. I have never been more hopeful of our future.And if you feel the same way, consider this budget proposal an invitation to join me in building that future, together.Thank you. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Remarks by Governor Wolf at 2018 Budget Addresscenter_img February 06, 2018last_img read more

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Plans for four-tower residential complex on iconic Kangaroo Point cliffs

first_imgA development application has been lodged for a new four-tower residential complex at Kangaroo Point.THE Kangaroo Point cliffs are in line for a major shake-up with a new four-tower residential complex proposed to be built on the iconic ledge.The new towers would be built directly behind the proposed 13-storey Banyan Tree luxury residential tower, which was approved by Brisbane City Council in 2015.Kangaroo Point has come to symbolise the battle between new high-rise development and the protection of quaint heritage homes and well-used public space.The plans, lodged by aged-care provider Ozcare, show the group’s current five-level commercial building demolished and several lots consolidated to make way for the new development on the corner of Main St and River Tce.The development application shows 41 per cent of the site would be community recreation space.The two 10-storey towers, 11-storey tower and 5-storey tower, which is on River Tce, would be the tallest buildings on that part of the cliff, aside from the Banyan Tree tower when it is complete.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoThe plans include two 10-storey towers, one 11-storey tower and one 5-storey tower with a total of 259 apartments.Each building would have a unique architectural style, with each reflecting the sustainable subtropical theme the council is encouraging in new developments.“This ensures the development will make an indelible and positive contribution to the Brisbane skyline,” the development application states.The 259 apartments would be a combination of one, two, three and four bedroom units.The block is zoned for mixed use along Main St, which the council hopes will turn into a “subtropical boulevard”, and Medium Density Residential along River Tce.The Kangaroo Point South Neighbourhood Plan, which was adopted by the council in 2012, permits building heights along Main St to go to eight storeys, while certain “key sites” are allowed 10 storeys.“To maintain the visual dominance of the Kangaroo Point cliffs when viewed from the CBD, maximum building heights are limited to five storeys in the Medium Density Residential Area,” the plan states.Construction of the nearby Banyan Tree apartments is scheduled to start in the second half of 2017 and take up to three years to complete.last_img read more

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2019 Provincial Cooperative Month celebration starts

first_imgThe Iloilo Provincial CooperativeDevelopment Council (IPCDC) and Provincial Cooperative Development Office(PCDO) are leading the month-long affair. According to Mila Layog, PCDOsupervising cooperative development specialist, cooperativism contributes tosocioeconomic development. * Oct. 18 – Coop Whiz Contest (forstudents and cooperative members) at the Northern Iloilo Polytechnic StateCollege in Batad. ILOILO – The northern municipality ofBatad in the 5th District is hosting the 2019 Provincial Cooperative Monthcelebration. Yesterday, the opening program washeld at the Batad covered gym. Among those in attendance were local officialsof Batad led by Mayor Elvira Alarcon; Atty. Arturo Cangrejo, chief of the PCDO;Sangguniang Panlalawigan member Nieleto Tupas, Cong.m Raul Tupas of the 5thDistrict; officials from the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) in Region6; and members of cooperatives. * Oct. 10 and 11 – Governance &Management of Cooperative in Batad * Oct. 14 to 24 – trade fair andexhibit at the Iloilo provincial capitol lobby (as of yesterday, some 20exhibitors confirm participation) The celebration theme is“Cooperativism: A countervailing force against climate change and violentextremism through people empowerment to trailblaze shift in paradigm towardssustainability and social inclusion.” As of September 16, 2019 there were586 CDA-registered cooperatives in Iloilo. Activities lined up for the 2019Provincial Cooperative Month celebration include the following: * Oct. 22 to 23 – Iloilo TechnologyDevelopment Training for cooperative members/PNlast_img read more

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Bolger left in awe of super Sceaux

first_imgEnda Bolger believes Un De Sceaux would not be out of place in the Queen Mother Champion Chase after he slammed his star novice chaser Gilgamboa at Leopardstown on Sunday. Gilgamboa looked the part in winning his first two starts over fences, including a Grade Two at Limerick on Boxing Day, but was no match for Willie Mullins’ brilliant front-runner in the Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase. Un De Sceaux is now hot favourite for the Arkle Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival and looks set to stick to novice company, but would give the big boys plenty to think about if lining up in the Champion Chase, according to Bolger. Press Associationcenter_img He said: “Un De Sceaux was far too good for us, he could even go for the Champion Chase, he is a serious horse. “I’m glad we ran our fellow as we found something out about him and he wasn’t knocked about when he had no chance.” Gilgamboa is unlikely to renew rivalries with Un De Sceaux at the Festival, with Bolger looking forward to stepping his charge up in distance. “I’d say he’ll be upped in trip for his next start,” said the trainer. “He is definitely more effective on softer ground and it was far from that. He didn’t seem to jump as well as he could. The one thing we did take out of it is that he will stay further. In another 150 yards he would have been second. “The mistake down the far side probably set him back, too – without that mistake I’d say he would have been second anyway. He jinked going towards the fence past the stands but he is still relatively green, that was only his eighth race.” last_img read more