first_imgMONTREAL — The death of a participant in a Montreal marathon event on Sunday is raising questions about whether it took too long to get him help.Quebec’s coroner’s office confirms that 24-year-old half-marathon participant Patrick Neely died during the International Oasis Rock ‘N’ Roll Montreal Marathon.The paramedic agency serving the Montreal area says it responded rapidly to a call for a man in cardio-respiratory arrest a few kilometres from the half-marathon finish line.Urgences Sante spokesperson Veronique Tremblay says the call came in at 9:55 a.m., and paramedics were treating Neely seven minutes later.A spokeswoman for the provincial coroner says the office will investigate the circumstances surrounding the death, while police say they won’t comment on a what was a medical event.The marathon had been plagued with logistical problems at the start, with race organizers apologizing for nearly an hour delay.“The safety of the course was not assured at the scheduled time of departure,” organizers said in a Facebook post. “The organization redeployed teams on the courses to ensure safety throughout the course.”This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 23, 2019.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

by News Staff Posted Jul 26, 2012 7:35 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Biotech giant Amgen reports 2Q profit up 8 pct on higher sales, trounces analyst expectations TRENTON, N.J. – Amgen Inc.’s second-quarter net income rose 8 per cent as the world’s largest biotech company benefited from higher sales for its top-selling drugs, revenue from two new ones and a gain from selling its share of an experimental drug.The results Thursday crushed Wall Street expectations, and Amgen shares jumped in after-hours trading. The company also raised its earnings and revenue forecasts for the year.The maker of osteoporosis drug Prolia and Enbrel for inflammatory disorders said net income was $1.27 billion, or $1.61 per share, up from $1.17 billion, or $1.25 per share, a year earlier.Amgen’s adjusted results beat the expectations of analysts surveyed by FactSet by 29 cents per share, and revenue came in $400 million higher than expected.Excluding one-time items, Amgen’s second-quarter net income was $1.43 billion, or $1.83 per share, up from $1.28 billion, or $1.37 per share, in 2011’s second quarter.Revenue totalled $4.48 billion, up 13 per cent from $3.96 billion a year ago.The total included a $206 million payment from Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. The two companies, which have been collaborating since 2008 on an experimental drug called motesanib for a type of lung cancer, changed the agreement, giving Takeda all rights to develop and sell it.Sales were led by Neulasta and Neupogen, which treat the decline of infection-fighting white blood cells caused by cancer and other disorders. They brought in a total of $1.35 billion, up 2 per cent. Enbrel posted an 11 per cent jump in sales, to $991 million.Amgen’s newest drugs, Prolia and Xgeva for preventing fractures in cancerous bones, brought in $120 million and $179 million, respectively.New CEO Robert Bradway talked up new drugs on a conference call with analysts.“I am excited about the growth opportunities in our research and development pipeline, particularly our biologic” drug for high cholesterol.During the quarter, the company bought back 17 million shares of stock for a total of $1.2 billion and increased its free cash flow to $2.2 billion, up from $1.4 billion a year earlier.The company also raised its adjusted profit forecast for 2012 to $6.20 to $6.35, up from its spring forecast of $5.90 to $6.15 per share, and said it expects revenue of between $16.9 billion and $17.2 billion. Analysts had expected $6.17 per share on revenue of $16.4 billion.Amgen’s shares rose $3.04, or 3.8 per cent, to $82.33 after hours, on top of a 1.7 per cent gain in the regular trading session before the earnings announcement. read more

October new light commercial vehicle registrations fall -4.5% to 26,950 units.Heavier van registrations down -7.1% in October, but remain ahead year-to-date, up 8.2%.318,664 LCVs registered so far this year, the highest year-to-date performance on record. The UK’s new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market declined in October, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Almost 27,000 vehicles were registered last month, representing a fall of -4.5% compared with October 2015.Reversing the trend seen in previous months, demand for heavier vans in October fell for only the second time since July 2013, with registrations for the 2.5-3.5T segment down -7.1%.1 The picture for smaller LCVs was mixed, with vehicles weighing less than 2.0 tonnes falling -17.4%, while vehicles in the 2.0-2.5T segment rose 19.6%.The overall market remains strong, however, with 318,664 LCVs registered so far this year, up 2.0% on the same period in 2015 and the highest year-to-date performance on record. Despite the decline in October, heavier vans continue to dominate the market, accounting for 62% of all vans registered so far this year.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,Following the sector’s very strong performance in 2015, a levelling off in demand was expected, so this month’s decline comes as no surprise. Overall, the market remains robust, with the number of van registrations in the first 10 months of 2016 outperforming any other year on record. Maintaining business confidence for LCV operators will be critical to this sector’s future performance. Download the October 2016 LCV registrations press release and data table.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

first_imgChannel 4 have promised GBBO will retain its charm even without its original hosts Giedroyc added: “ It was very dry, nary a gag in sight. We tried to lighten it up a bit and I feel proud that we set the template.”The show is expected to relaunch on Channel 4 this year, with Prue Leith replacing Mary Berry as judge. Channel 4 have promised GBBO will retain its charm even without its original hosts Paul Hollywood was the only member of the on-screen quartet to go with the show, with his female co-stars releasing a statement to say they would not be “following the dough”.In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, Perkins said of the decision: “It was the right thing. And there was no hesitation. We both wish it all the best.“Hand on heart, I don’t know if I’d watch it because that might be a bit weird but that doesn’t mean you don’t want it to succeed.” Sue Perkins, the former Great British Bake Off host, has said she may not watch the new Channel 4 version on the show because it would be “weird”, admitting “it does sting sometimes” that she is no longer part of the show.Perkins, who co-hosted the popular baking show on the BBC with Mel Giedroyc, said it was “really sad” they could not continue.The pair chose to leave after GBBO along with Mary Berry, after Love Productions took it to Channel 4 in the television scandal of 2016. The Bake Off presenting team at the BBC She added: “It does sting sometimes that we’re not doing it any more – and of course it’s really sad – but we made our decision and we made it quickly and together.”Giedroyc said it “felt like the right thing to do” to leave the show, adding: “It’s going to be sad not to be doing it but we’ve got amazing memories.”Perkins told the newspaper Bake Off had taken a long time to build its audience at the BBC, explaining: “When it started, Bake Off wasn’t a big hit. Respect to the people who said: ‘We’ll keep commissioning this and give it a chance.'” Prue Leith is tipped to be the new judge Prue Leith is tipped to be the new judge The Bake Off presenting team at the BBC Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

first_imgThis year we expect the biggest Easter shopping weekend everPatrick Munden, Global Head of Retail at global ecommerce consultancy Salmon There are 29 per cent more discounted products available this Easter than there were last year, data from sales website shows. On average items are 35 per cent below their recommended retail price, 3 per cent lower than during Black Friday 2017 when the average discount was 32 per cent. This year shops will receive an additional Easter boost as pay day falls just ahead of the weekend. Experts at footfall monitor Springboard said footfall across the UK’s shops was 10 per cent lower than usual in the first half of this week, because people were putting off their shopping until the weekend. Paul Martin, UK head of retail at KPMG, said: “Given the dreary start to the year, and of course the havoc caused by the ‘Beast form the East’ which markedly put sales on hold, Easter is more important than ever for retailers. Based on the monthly like-for-like growth we have seen over the past five years, we could see a monthly uptick of 3 per cent again this year, with food and furniture likely to be the strongest performing categories.” Motorists have been warned to look out for traffic this weekendCredit:Jonathon Marks/Twitter/PA On online shopping boom is also expected to ensue with analysts at Salmon expecting the biggest Easter shopping weekend ever, with £100 million spent online over the four day period. Although Easter is catching up it is still dwarfed by Christmas spending with last year’s boxing day saw a record £1bn spent online. Currys PC World’s sale includes TVs, laptops, coffee machines and other small appliances with discounts of up to 52 per cent. And John Lewis is offering substantial discounts on Le Creuset’s Signature Cast Iron Casserole which is down from £149 to £119.20, as well as 20 per cent off a range of sofas and armchairs and lighting.Meanwhile in clothing Topshop has a pair of sock boots which have been slashed by 70 per cent from £36 to £10 as part of its Easter sale. Motorists have been warned to look out for traffic this weekend The AA said that because Easter was so early, many were planning an extra holiday or visit family and friends, before going away again in the summer. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Good Friday is becoming the new Black Friday, analysis shows, as hard-pressed retailers are dropping prices by up to 70pc over the weekend.Experts are predicting a record Easter shopping bonanza with sales expected to rise by 3 per cent compared to last year for the sixth year in a row, according to consumer analysts at KPMG.  After a period of weak sales shops are luring consumers back onto the high street in time for the four-day break with even bigger discounts than Black Friday, data shows.The British Retail Consortium said the influx of extreme Easter offers were “fundamentally shifting the traditional cycle of seasonal promotions”, as retailers struggled to entice customers.Six in ten retailers currently have items on sale according to analysts at IbisWorld, with stores including Argos, Curry’s Debenhams and Topshop deploying specifically named “Easter sales”. Stuart McClure, founder at sales website said there was a significant trend toward retailers trying to make Easter the ‘Black Friday’ for home products. Patrick Munden, Global Head of Retail at global ecommerce consultancy Salmon, added: “We have seen an growing trend towards event-based online sales extravaganzas such as Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday, where consumers are increasingly on the hunt for bargains at specific times of the year and Easter looks set to follow suit. This year we expect the biggest Easter shopping weekend ever.”Rachel Lund, head of retail insight & analytics at the BRC, said: “Today’s retail environment is tough. With the internet offering shoppers the ability to compare prices in an instant and only buying when they see a significant deal, retailers are having to respond quickly in offering discounts, fundamentally shifting the traditional cycle of seasonal promotions.”However families taking to the roads over Easter will find they are the busiest they have been for several years, experts warned, with congestion on the roads compounded by heavy snow. Some 26 million motorists are expected to take to the roads this weekend, almost double that of the last few years. But forecasters have predicted a wet and windy weekend and a severe weather warning for Monday, when most of the country due to be carpeted in up to four centimetres of snow.Martin Bowles, from the Met Office, said: “The heavy rain coming from the south will meet the cold air coming from the north and there could be significant snowfall in the Midlands, Wales and the north of England.”Bank holiday traffic is expected to peak today (SAT), with two thirds planning a car journey, before soaring again on Monday as many head home. Traffic analysts Inrix said one of the worst times to travel will be between 12pm and 5pm on Easter Monday.Traffic hot spots are likely to include the M25 between Gatwick Airport and the M1, the M3 south west of London, the A303 near Stonehenge, the M55 between Preston and Blackpool, and the M53 between Liverpool and Chester, according to the RAC.Highways England said it had removed some 300 miles of roadworks. 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Workplace stress drives up disability discrimination claims by more than a third, employment law experts suggest.The number of disability discrimination claims at Employment Tribunals has risen by 37%, from 4,770 in 2017 to 6,550 in 2018.Employment lawyers told The Telegraph that the rise may be driven by an increased willingness of individuals to bring claims related to mental health issues. In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the problems these issues cause in the workplace.The research, conducted by Fox & Partners, the employment law specialists. also found that the rise in disability discrimination claims has been eight times faster than the growth in all claims.The firm analysed figures from the Ministry of Justice which also showed that the total number of claims at Employment Tribunals increased by 4.3% to 178,990 in the last year, up from 171,630 in 2017. Mind, the mental health charity, described the tribunal figures as “shocking”. Ivor Adair, Partner at Fox & Partners, comments: “Discrimination claims related to stress and mental illness are fast becoming a new area of friction between employees and employers.”“Workers are now facing a range of increased pressures impacting their mental health. This is especially true for employees in financial services, with the introduction of the Senior Managers Regime and the additional work needed to prepare for Brexit.”“Employers need to ensure they handle the pressures facing their employees in the correct way. Improved training amongst managers in dealing with mental illness can help them reduce the likelihood of claims by increasing awareness and helping them create ways to ameliorate them.”The number of stress-related absences in financial services is now higher than in the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis. The number of working days lost per worker in financial services dues to stress rose to an average of 0.53 days between 2014-15 and 2016-17 – 10% higher than the average 0.48 days between 2007-8 and 2009-10.There are now many charitable and industry led campaigns designed to raise awareness of mental health issues. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Embed code: The Government has also pledged to commit to the 40 recommendations of the Stevenson Farmer Review of mental health and employers, the independent review of mental health and the workplace published in October 2017, aiming to better support employees.Furthermore, the abolition of tribunal fees in July 2017 helped lead to a wave of tribunal claims coming forward. Overall, in the last five years, the number of claims related to disability discrimination increased by 99%, up from 3,294 in 2012-13.Emma Mamo, head of workplace wellbeing at Mind, said: “It’s shocking to see that so many people feel that they’ve experienced disability discrimination in the workplace and have had to seek justice as a result through employment tribunals.”Employers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to any employee experiencing a disability under the Equality Act 2010, which can include a mental health problem if it has a substantial, adverse, and long term effect on normal day-to-day activities. However, in order to benefit from the protection of the Act, employees have to disclose their disabilities.Ms Mamo added: “Unfortunately, many staff fear opening up if they’re struggling with issues like stress, anxiety and depression at work, worrying that their employer will see them as weak or unable to cope. But those of us with mental health problems can and do make a valuable contribution to the workplace, especially if our employer provides support when we need it.” read more

Andrej Kramaric of Croatia celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal (Getty Images)SOCHI, Russia (AFP) — Croatia beat Russia 4-3 on penalties on Saturday to set up a World Cup semi-final against England after a dramatic match full of twists and turns.The game finished 2-2 after extra-time following a late equaliser by Russia’s Mario Fernandes.Denis Cheryshev struck a stunning opener from distance to give the hosts the lead in the 31st minute but Croatia equalised through Andrej Kramaric just eight minutes later.Croatia’s Domagoj Vida broke the deadlock in extra-time, getting his head to the ball from a corner to score in the 101st minute but Fernandes headed home from a free-kick just five minutes before the end in Sochi. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWorld Cup: England beat Sweden 2-0 to reach semi-finalsJuly 7, 2018In “Sports”World Cup: Croatia beat England 2-1 after extra-time in semi-finalJuly 11, 2018In “Sports”FIFA WORLD CUP 2018: Croatia beats Denmark on penalties to advance at World CupJuly 1, 2018In “latest news” read more

first_imgThese proposals, which are a key element of a larger project to revise the way multinational companies are taxed, would fundamentally change the business model for companies based in Ireland.(They) would move company profits away from where value is created, in countries like Ireland, to locations where products are sold-principally the major European countries The CAI said that due to its position as a major exporter of information and communication technologies, Ireland “could be the biggest loser” in terms of our corporation tax rate.Ireland’s low corporation tax rate of 12.5 per cent has often been in the crosshairs of larger European countries.Keegan urged Irish businesses to engage with the OECD paper, which is open for public consultation until the 14 April. He said: “We need the commercial point of view to be fed into these proposals before they become concrete to the detriment of Irish business and Irish taxpayers generally.”Coveney ‘not surprised’ by claims of Apple’s $850m Irish tax avoidance>Multinational companies paid just 2.2 per cent tax in 2011-report> NEW PROPOSALS ON the taxation of the digital economy would “fundamentally” affect large multinationals based in Ireland, Chartered Accountants Ireland said today.The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) yesterday released a discussion document on “addressing the tax challenges of the digital economy”. In it, several options for dealing with what is seen as large scale tax avoidance areoutlined.The report by the Paris-based body pegs Ireland as the second largest exporter of ICT services, behind India but outstripping the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and China.Read the report in full hereOne option outlined for levelling a more effective tax burden on multinationals offering “fully dematerialised digital activities” involves determining establishment of a company for tax purposes if it maintains a “significant digital presence” in a country’s economy.This would include having a significant customer base or retaining data from customers located in a particular jurisdiction.In effect, this could result in Britain or France targeting a digital company which has offices in Ireland if a significant amount of users are British or French.Proposal could hobble Irish systemThe CAI blasted this proposal, saying that it “would be akin to taxing our agriculture products where they are sold, rather than where they are grown”.CAI tax director Brian Keegan said:last_img read more

first_img Google+ Twitter 2-on-1 Handicap Match on tonight’s WWE NXTWWE NXT returns on the WWE Network tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 CT).Scheduled for this week’s show is Ricochet and The Velveteen Dream vs. Lars Sullivan in a 2-on-1 handicap match. Also advertised is Kairi Sane vs. Lacey Evans, TM61 vs. Heavy Machinery and the latest involving Johnny Gargano and Tommaso will have a full NXT recap later tonight.Interviews after last night’s Smackdown LiveWWE posted the following interviews after last night’s Smackdown Live in Worcester. Facebook FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27 Pinterestcenter_img Miz and Mrs. Season One coming to the WWE Network Friday, September 20 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show last_img read more

first_imgInter Sporting director Beppe Marotta has thrown his support behind Coach Luciano Spalletti and embattled Ivan PerisicIt has been a tense week for Inter, on and off the pitch after reports Antonio Conte had met with Marotta at the club headquarters surfaced in the media.“There is a lot more gossip now than in the old days. Spalletti said some wise things, very directly, and I share them,” Marotta told Football Italia.“I don’t see how the Coach can be criticised, because we only went out of the Coppa Italia on penalties and are currently in fourth place, fully in line with our objectives. Let’s not try to drag people over the coals before we’ve even started.”Perisic and Radja Nainggolan are back in the starting line-up this evening after criticism and tension.“I am very happy with this decision, as the Coach sees them every day and therefore considers them to be fully focused and ready.“Perisic had felt a bit restless, but these things can happen in football and nowadays we must forget the idea of a club symbol who stays for life. It no longer exists.“If the Coach chose them for the starting XI, it means they are in good shape.”Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.Antonio Conte and Beppe Marotta ‘to be reunited at Manchester United’ after Juventus chief leaves Turin— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) October 2, 2018Spalletti claimed he wanted all transfer rumours to be internal regarding Perisic.“There was no reason to hide. It is only right that we listen to what the players want, but also take into account the duties those players have towards a club. They aren’t just people, but also club assets and need to be given their due value.“In the modern dynamics of football, we need to get more accustomed to speaking to the players and reminding them that they are professionals, they are under contract and have certain obligations.“Perisic is a great professional, he is a World Cup finalist and will always honour the jersey.”last_img read more

first_imgThe National Weather Service is advising that more showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop over much of Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon this afternoon and linger until early Sunday.A round of showers and thunderstorms brought lightning and areas of heavy rain through the mountains of Oregon and Washington late Friday. More showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop in the Cascade Range this afternoon and evening. Forecasters said upper level winds from the southeast mean that some of those storms could spread into the valleys of Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon later today and especially tonight.There will likely be abundant dangerous and deadly lightning with these storms again, with areas of heavy rain, the NWS said. Be sure to take cover should threatening weather approach, and be sure to seek higher ground should heavy rain occur near your area and not drive through any standing water.last_img read more

first_img Explore further © 2011 ( — Researchers working as part of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) at the Cerra Paranal Mountain Observatory in the Atacama Desert in Chile, have succeeded in virtually connecting all four main Unit Telescopes (UTs) at the site, completing a project ten years in the making. Connecting the telescopes together virtually allows for the creation of a single virtual mirror that allows researchers to capture images from space as if all of the telescopes were in fact one giant telescope with a mirror 130m in diameter. Combined, the telescopes are known as the Very Large Telescope (VLT). Connecting the telescopes together was no easy feat, in fact the team had tried last March and failed. To make it all work the facility was built with interconnecting underground tunnels. In those tunnels, an interferometer (and a device with an optical microchip called the Pionier) is used in conjunction with many smaller mirrors to direct light beams from each telescope, adjusting for the slight differences in arrival time due to the different positions of the telescopes on the surface. Connecting the telescopes together improves on spatial resolution and zoom capabilities by a factor of 20.The team had succeeded in connecting various parts of the VLT before, but this was the first time they managed to get all four telescopes connected at once. The VLT is the largest virtual optical telescope in the world and astronomers the world over have reason to be excited about the accomplishments of the ESO as access to the VLT will be offered to both those that work at the observatory and visiting researchers.The ESO is a research group made up of scientists from fourteen European countries and Brazil. It’s been in existence since 1962 and is funded by various state governmental agencies. Its mission is to advance the science of astronomy by providing researchers with state of the art facilities. To that end, it has built some of the biggest and most advanced telescopes in the world.The ESO team believes the new virtual telescope will allow researchers to discern far off objects in the sky with much more detail, providing more insight into such phenomenon as how various entities come together to form new solar systems. The team has also set up a site where those that wish to can take a virtual tour of the facility. A Thousand Papers and Counting: ESO’s Very Large Telescope drives astronomy forwards This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: ESO team succeeds in linking telescopes at Paranal Observatory into giant VLT (2012, February 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from read more

first_imgKolkata: Kalyan Rudra, chairman of West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) said on Tuesday that the permissible levels of particulate matter is reasonably high, contributing to poor air quality in Durgapur.”The main reasons for this are not just industries, but also automobile emissions and construction sites,” Rudra said, speaking at a discussion forum on “Ecological Sustainability in the Industrial Region” in Durgapur, jointly organised by WBPCB and Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI). Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe WBPCB chairman said that analysis of data about air quality of almost all cities of the nation has revealed that air quality deteriorates specifically in winter. He maintained that the WBPCB has not achieved the prescribed standards and admitted that they have much work to do.”As far as water pollution is concerned, the earlier belief of controlling the water flowing into the river has now undergone transformation as letting water flow into rivers is needed. Damodar looks like a desert. We need to harmonise how much water can be restricted and allowed to flow into the rivers,” Rudra said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe WBPCB chairman further raised concerns over plastic pollution. “India produces 26,000 tonnes of plastic daily, which is not properly disposed. Modern life makes use of plastic necessary but it should be bio-degradable,” he added.It may be mentioned that Durgapur, which has been recognised as one of the biggest industrial zones of Eastern India, has been listed as one of the six most polluted industrial cities of India.”We are making a continuous endeavour to focus on sustainable development and to disseminate information and educate business, industry and society about the need for balancing industrial growth with ecological stability,” said Aloke Mookherjea, former president of BCCI.Dilip Kumar Agasty, Mayor of Durgapur Municipal Corporation, also spoke at the programme.last_img read more

first_imgCosta Rica on Tuesday inaugurated Palais II, a geothermal plant in Curubandé de Liberia, Guanacaste that “places the country at the forefront” of sustainable energy infrastructure.A news release from Casa Presidencial called Palais II “the most modern plant of its kind” in Central America. It is the seventh plant in Costa Rica that creates useable energy from volcanic steam.Palais II has an installed capacity of 55 megawatts and a projected annual generation of 410 gigawatt hours.Construction on the plant started in April 2013, and it finished over-budget and behind schedule, according to the daily La Nación. Still, President Carlos Alvarado called the project a success and said Costa Ricans should be proud of the country’s sustainability efforts.“Anyone who has doubt of what Costa Rica is capable of should come to Pailas II in Guanacaste and see what we are capable of accomplishing,” said President Alvarado.Costa Rica now boasts 262 megawatts of installed geothermal capacity from Las Pailas II and its other geothermal plants — Miravalles I, Miravalles II, Miravalles III, Miravalles V, Boca de Pozo and Las Pailas I. That is the third-largest geothermal capacity in the Americas, according to Casa Presidencial.“Today, we see the most recent fruit of four decades of experience, which have made Costa Rica a world power in the sustainable use of geothermal energy,” said Irene Cañas, the executive president of the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE).Over the past several years, Costa Rica has generated the vast majority of its electricity from renewable sources, including geothermal power.In mid-2018, ICE detailed that about 75% of renewable energy in Costa Rica comes from hydroelectric plants using river water, 12% is geothermal, 11% comes from wind power, and less than 1% comes from biomass and solar power. Facebook Comments Related posts:Regulator approves decrease in electricity rates for next quarter Costa Rica prepared for this season’s harsh weather, energy officials say Costa Rica to end year with mostly renewable electricity sources Costa Rica detains Somalian on terrorist alertlast_img read more

first_imgTourism targeted as Northern Australia’s next super-growth sectorThe Federal Opposition’s commitment to inject $1 billion into a Northern Australia Tourism Infrastructure Fund if elected will ensure the tourism industry can reach its potential to be the region’s next super-growth sector, the Tourism & Transport Forum said today.TTF Chief Executive Margy Osmond said Labor’s announcement today it remains committed to last year’s pledge to establish the fund recognised the critical importance of tourism to Northern Australia’s economic and employment growth.“Tourism is the most effective and sustainable way to support Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia as they transition and diversify from a post-mining boom economy,” Ms Osmond said.“Tourism truly is the hope of the side in Northern Australia in terms of job creation and ongoing development.“We need to supercharge Northern Australia with continued, targeted investment by state and federal governments, and this commitment is a very welcome first step.“As part of this commitment to Northern Australia, TTF would also like to see a focus on Indigenous employment and entrepreneurship through the Concessional Loans Scheme, to boost investment and jobs growth in this critical and iconic part of the world.“Governments at all levels cannot afford to be complacent when it comes to supporting the growth of the tourism sector.“Much of Australia’s tourism growth in recent years is due to the rise of the middle class in China, but we are at risk of the sector not realising its full potential with successive governments’ unfortunately failing to invest in the tourism infrastructure needed to support its growth. This Fund will make cash available to help address these needs.“Tourism is particularly crucial to the growth of the Queensland economy, generating $27.7 billion in consumption as well as directly contributing around $11.2 billion to total Gross State Product and employing more than 135,000 people across the state.“Tourism is the number one economic issue in Queensland and should be the centrepiece of the upcoming state election.“Shadow Tourism Minister Anthony Albanese must be congratulated for his long-standing support of the tourism sector and to growing tourism in Northern Australia.”Source = Tourism & Transport Forumlast_img read more

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1000 ads ahead of Super Tuesday Meanwhile American Future Fund a group with ties to conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch released three ads this week featuring former Trump University students who say they were scammed and forced into debt by Trumps educational endeavor which is now facing lawsuits in New York and California "I was trumped by Trump" said one ex-Trump University student over a melancholy piano tune "I was duped by the Donald" Republican Sen Ted Cruz of Texas and Stand for Truth a super PAC supporting Cruz took jabs at Trump as well Together they aired hundreds of ads critical of Trump The anti-Trump ads do not come without retaliation Trump assailed Super Tuesday states in the South with more than 3000 ads since Feb 22 So will the last minute ad barrage work Trump is predicted to sweep tonights Super Tuesday contests and on Monday he polled nationally better than ever "A sustained coordinated effort could definitely knock him down a notch or two" said Ridout of the Wesleyan Media Project "Is that enough for someone else to come in to prevent him from a nomination Perhaps" Michael Beckel contributed to this report Correction: The original version of this story misstated the number of ads aired against Trump In all 8500 were aired Contact us at editors@timecomWhen 21-year-old mother Kahdejah Johnson was told two years ago that she’d secured a spot at the Ezra Prentice Homes a quiet housing project in Albany she felt confident she’d found a stable home to raise her newborn son With its manicured lawns and tidy beige row houses the Ezra Prentice Homes are a far cry from the crumbling housing projects of large cities “When people come into town they’re like ‘These are your projects These are condos’” says Johnson But today Johnson is losing sleep over how close her house is to railroad tracks congested day and night with tanker cars carrying crude oil visible just outside her bedroom window The fear of an accident is so great that Johnson has taken to evacuating her apartment some nights to spend the night at her mother’s home further from the tracks "Now Im afraid to be in my own home" she says “Do you know how fast we could die here” Albany is one of a growing number of cities where residents like Johnson fear the devastating consequences of accidents involving railcars filled with crude oil They have reason to fearon July 6 2013 a train carrying oil derailed in the Canadian town of Lac-Megantic causing an explosion that destroyed more than 30 buildings and killed more than 40 people This past Sunday Johnson and other Albany residents held a vigil to commemorate the Lac-Megantic derailmentand draw attention to the growing opposition to transporting crude oil by rail “Jo-Annie Lapointe Melissa Roy Maxime Dubois Joanie Turmel” participants in the vigil intoned into a microphone naming Lac-Megantic residents killed in the explosions In a line they held portraits of each of the deceased and read their names pinning the pictures to a black metal fence “You may not say that they lived right next door to you but they were your neighbors” said Pastor McKinley Johnson who officiated part of the ceremony “You may not say that you understand all the language but they’re your sister and your brother” As in Lac-Megantic oil tankers containing highly flammable crude oil from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota and Montana roll right through their residential areas Rows of train-cars filled with crude oil often stand idle for hours on the tracks that hug the curves of the housing project so tightly only 15 feet at most separate the two in some areas “Once I found out that these are the same tanks that were in Canada I was like ‘Oh my God someone pray for us We’re in danger’” Johnson said This fear is a consequence of the unconventional oil boom in states like North Dakota where for the last several years producers have been using hydrofracking techniques to pump oil previously locked in underground shale rock The new oil fields have helped America’s oil production rise to a 28-year high But that crude oil has to get to refineries most of which are located in coastal citiesand much of that oil is moving by rail Nationally transport of crude oil by train has jumped 45-fold between 2008 and 2013 according to a recent Congressional Research Service report While the US has yet to experience a rail catastrophe on the scale of Lac-Megantic the country has had its share of close calls The National Transportation Safety Board counts five “significant accidents” of trains containing crude oil in the United States in the past year alone The latest in Lynchburg Virginia saw a train carrying crude Bakken oil derail and burst into flames in the town’s center this April producing black plumes of smoke and billows of flames taller than buildings nearby The crude oil also spilled into the James River though one was injured The worrying trend has opened a new front to the national environmental debate Some 40 cities and towns across the country scheduled similar events to mark Lac-Megantics one-year anniversary Many of the rallies will take place in the usual hotbeds of environmental activism in places like Seattle and Portlandbut also in blue-collar tows like Philadelphia and Detroit where activists will voice demands ranging from a moratorium on oil-trains traffic to increased safety controls But the problem has also presented environmentalists with a conundrum One of the factors behind the rapid rise of railroad shipment of crude oil has been the shortage of oil pipelines which could move greater quantities of oil from landlocked states to coastal refineries Front and center to this debate is the multi-billion dollar Keystone XL pipeline project which would connect the oil sands of western Canada to the Gulf Coast but which President Obama has yet to approvein part because of objections raised by environmentalists who fear the potential for a spill Fewer pipelines has meant more oil moved via rail "If Keystone had been built we wouldn’t be moving nearly the volume of oil that we’re moving by rail” said Charles Ebinger the director of the Energy Security Initiative at the Brookings Institution That has exposed the Keystones opponents to criticism that by standing in the way of pipeline projects they are raising the risk of rail accidents Though hazardous material like crude oil makes its way safely via rail 99998 percent of the time according to the Association of American Railroads a plethora of research suggests that pipelines result in fewer spillage incidents personal injuries and fatalities than rail That includes an authoritative environmental review the State Department released last January which concluded that “there is… a greater potential for injuries and fatalities associated with rail transport relative to pipelines” Still environmentalists like Ethan Buckner of ForestEthics the group coordinating the string of events to commemorate the Lac-Megantic tragedy reject that dichotomy “The industry is trying to present Americans with a false choice between pipelines and rails” he says “We want to choose clean energy” Back in Albany the vigil was deemed a success drawing a crowd of about a hundred But Kahdejah Johnson wasn’t among them Why not Her fear she said got the best of her “Honestly I don’t really hang by my house” she said “I don’t like to be in that area if I don’t have to be there” She is now on a waiting list to be transferred to another developmentsomething she’s told could take up to four years In the meantime the trains will keep rolling Contact us at editors@timecom Any attempt to review the list of nomination will be unprecedented in the history of NLC’s Delegates Conferences and is deemed illegal, On Monday he and Milner, the app can’t be used for iOS devices.Y. 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