Atalaya Mining started the permitting process to develop a 50MW solar plant. (Credit: PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay) Atalaya Mining announce that it has started the permitting process to develop a 50MW solar plant at its Proyecto Riotinto (the “Solar Project”). The full capacity of the Solar Project will be used for self-consumption.Proyecto Riotinto is located in an area with a natural abundance of sunlight which is conducive to solar power generation. Technical studies carried out by a third party during the past months have indicated that, in addition to making a significant contribution to reduce carbon emissions, the Solar Project is economically viable and could potentially contribute to reducing Proyecto Riotinto’s operating costs.The decision to pursue the Solar Project is in line with Atalaya’s ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability and to continue to have a positive impact on the people, environment and society surrounding the mine.During the permitting period, the Company will evaluate the various financing options that are being proposed by industry players in Spain.Subject to completing the permitting process and securing financing, construction is targeted to commence by mid-2021.Alberto Lavandeira, CEO, commented:“We are pleased to be committing to this solar initiative which will be one of the largest projects of renewable self-consumption in the industry. This is only a first step in achieving our long-term sustainability goals, but one that will have a positive and near term impact on Proyecto Riotinto.” Source: Company Press Release Proyecto Riotinto is located in an area with a natural abundance of sunlight which is conducive to solar power generation
USS Frank Cable Recognizes Sailors of Year Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Frank Cable Recognizes Sailors of Year View post tag: Recognizes Authorities View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Cable View post tag: Year View post tag: Naval View post tag: Frank Sailors assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), gathered together to recognize six of their peers as Sailors of the Year, Junior Sailors of the Year and Blue Jackets of the Year, Dec. 5.Hull Maintenance Technician 1st Class Cory Ervin, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Neville Willoughby, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Fredrick Reischour, Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Jessica Scholl, Machinist’s Mate Fireman Diane Saidat and Information Systems Technician Seaman Mason Wicks were given praise during an all hands muster on the pier by Frank Cable’s commanding officer, Capt. Pete Hildreth, for all their accomplishments throughout the year.“The Sailor of the Year program recognizes dedicated Sailors who best exemplify the Navy’s core values and made significant contributions to the accomplishment of Frank Cable’s mission,” said Hildreth. “They epitomize the hard work that hundreds of Sailors accomplish on Frank Cable every day.”According to Willoughby and Scholl, it was a great honor to be chosen for their hard work and dedication to the Navy, Frank Cable and their fellow shipmates.“I feel honored and blessed,” said Scholl. “I feel that if I can be recognized for the things I do on a day to day basis, and that makes me a Sailor of the Year, then I have done something right.”Both Willoughby and Scholl said they strive to make themselves someone others can emulate. Both Sailors spend a great deal of their time doing volunteer work and dedicate themselves to those around them. “It feels very rewarding to know that all of your hard work is being recognized,” said Willoughby. “I always ensure that I’m performing at the highest level in every aspect of my career, i.e. Sailor development, education, command/community involvement, physical fitness and performance.”Immediately following the Sailor of the Year ceremony, Frank Cable held a frocking ceremony for all the newly selected 1st, 2nd and 3rd class petty officers. Among those that made rank were Scholl and Saidat, who are now both eligible to wear the rank of petty officer 2nd class and petty officer 3rd class, respectively.“Never give up on yourself, even if things get hard once in a while,” said Scholl. “Never let yourself think you cannot do something, because anything is possible when you put your mind to it.”Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 07, 2011; Image: navy View post tag: USS View post tag: sailors View post tag: Navy December 7, 2011 Share this article
Returning for a third album of thrillingly expansive prog, perennially underachieving Mancunians Oceansize have succeeded yet again in producing brilliant music destined to go largely unheard. Too heavy for the indie kids, too pretty for the metal-heads, too weird for anyone with a shred of sense, they have always fallen between all possible stools. Even singer Mike Vennart has admitted that, after a half-tilt at commercial success on sophomore effort Everyone into Position, this is a return to their previous expansiveness. Clocking in at 65 minutes over its 8 tracks, the band certainly haven’t held back, and the album seems all the better for it. Songs build organically, often imperceptibly, to dazzling choruses and dizzying climaxes. ‘Unfamiliar’ and ‘Trail of Fire’ see the band effortlessly scaling familiar heights; while album centrepiece ‘Only Twin’ steers its bombast just the right side of pomposity. ‘Savant’ and closer ‘The Frame’, meanwhile, see a gentler side coming through. The latter in particular eschews the easy fix of cathartic noise for a sweetly melodic coda.There are missteps, but that’s hardly surprising for a band of this kind. 10-minute mood piece ‘An Old Friend of the Christies’ aims for the sort of tense atmospherics at which Mogwai so excel, but instead breaks up the band’s momentum. The real surprise, though, on an album which sees the band often expertly ploughing familiar furrows, is that the highlight is their most outlandish song to date. ‘Sleeping Dogs and Dead Lions’ is the most baffling piece of math-rock you will hear all year; it also contains more ideas than most bands have in their entire careers, with complex polyrhythms, scat singing, violent screaming and a plethora of choruses. On one such refrain, Vennart croons, “You put the fun in dysfunction”. A fitting epithet for a band of unrivalled creativity and growing conviction.
85, of Mountain Lakes, NJ, passed away at home on January 21, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born in Bayonne to William and Anne (Clarke) Connors, Red was joined by siblings Ellen and William. He lived there, then in Mountain Lakes for nearly 50 years. He was a corporate lawyer focusing on real estate. He is a member of the Bayonne High School, and Hudson County, Halls of Fame. Jim served his country as a navigator in the U.S. Air Force, attaining the rank of Captain. He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Ellen (Parks). Surviving are his children: William F., James J., II and his wife, Susann, MaryAnne C. Brennan and her husband, Michael Prevoznik, Kathleen C. Smith and her husband, James; grandchildren, Nell, Mary Kate, Beth, Allison and Jimmy Connors, Kady, Bubba, Jane and Bo Brennan, Connor, Jack and Maggie Smith; many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Isabel Shaughnessy. He was a husband, father, Pop-Pop, Uncle Wonderful, and friend. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s memory to Morris Catholic High School, 200 Morris Ave., Denville, NJ 07834. Funeral arrangements by CODEY MACKEY Funeral Home, 107 Essex Ave., Boonton, NJ.
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HAVANA (AP) — Cuban authorities say they’ll tighten measures against the spread of COVID-19 by requiring tourists and others who visit the island to isolate at their own expense for several days until tests for the new coronavirus come out negative. The announcement Saturday by Cuba’s director of epidemiology comes as the country is seeing a sharp rise in new cases. Officials say that as of Feb. 6, arriving tourists and Cubans who live abroad will be sent to hotels to wait for the results of a PCR test for the new coronavirus, which will be given on their fifth day in the country.
Not all good news will naturally catch your eye. Some news can slide by, like the factthat the 1997 conservation-use (current-use) valuation tables for land are ready. To learn more about the program, get Extension Service Bulletin 1089, “Tax Incentivesfor the Georgia Landowner.” It’s $1 per copy at the county extension office. In return for a covenant with the county, the landowner agrees to keep the land in itsfarm or forest use for 10 years. The tax assessor also has the maps and tables and can tell about program details andhow to sign up. These tables show the value per acre for all classes of land. “Conservation-use valuation keeps land in farms and forests,” said ColemanDangerfield, an economist with the University of Georgia Extension Service. “Theresult is more open and green areas for all to enjoy.” In 1990, the Georgia General Assembly passed House Resolution 836. The measureoffered a constitutional amendment to allow the taxation of farm and forest land to berevised. The Georgia Department of Revenue developed these tables. They’re tools forlandowners, but in some ways they help everybody. The county extension office has two Georgia maps. Each has a table with theconservation-use land values. “Covenants are between qualified landowners and county governments,” Dangerfieldsaid. “They allow qualifying farm and forest lands to be valued for county ad valoremtaxes based on current (conservation) use. Fair market value is the approach normallyused.” That may not look like something that would interest you. But if you own any farm,forest or environmentally sensitive land, it could be big. The maps and tables show the valuation areas under the original rules and the revisedrules used after 1992. Each year the DOR revises the tables. The legislature sets theguidelines for the changes. Sign-up for the program is through the county tax assessor office before the propertytax-return filing deadline. It’s March 1 or April 1, depending on the county. The publication tells about the ’91 timber tax law that appeared to offer tax breaks tolarge timber firms and big farms. It covers the tax issues of the conservation-useprogram, too. The one-time county ad valorem tax on timber at harvest is alsoincluded. The program sets values that reflect farm and forest uses on some land. It may alsolower the landowner’s county ad valorem tax bill. After Georgia voters passed the amendment, H.B. 283 became law in 1991. That gavethe means to qualify and set values for land under a current-use concept for 1992. In early 1993, H.B. 66 improved the means to qualify and value land for 1993 andbeyond.
New York environmental regulators reject Williams Companies’ natural gas pipeline FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The New York Times:In a major victory for environmental activists, New York regulators on Wednesday rejected the construction of a heavily disputed, nearly $1 billion natural gas pipeline, even as business leaders and energy companies warned that the decision could devastate the state’s economy and bring a gas moratorium to New York City and Long Island.The pipeline was planned to run 37 miles, connecting natural gas fields in Pennsylvania to New Jersey and New York. Its operator, the Oklahoma-based Williams Companies, pitched it as a crucial addition to the region’s energy infrastructure, one that would deliver enough fuel to satisfy New York’s booming energy needs and stave off a looming shortage.But environmental groups said Williams was manufacturing a crisis to justify a project that would rip apart fragile ecosystems, handcuff New York to fossil fuels and hobble the state’s march toward renewable resources.The result was an arcane but fevered battle, over what was potentially New York’s most fraught environmental decision since it banned fracking in 2014. The fight also took on political overtones, as progressive activists pressed Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to urge his Department of Environmental Conservation to reject the application, casting it as a threat to his environmental legacy.In a statement announcing the denial, the conservation department did not refer to the firestorm that had preceded its decision, aside from noting that it had received comments from more than 45,000 people about the project — 90 percent of whom opposed it. The department laid out its decision in technical terms, noting that construction would contaminate New York’s waters with mercury and copper.“Construction of the NESE pipeline project is projected to result in water quality violations and fails to meet New York State’s rigorous water quality standards,” the department said, referring to what is formally called the Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline.More: New York rejects Keystone-like pipeline in fierce battle over the state’s energy future
The administration of Otto Pérez, who will take office on January 14, will show concrete results in its first six months in the fight against the crime wave that is scourging Guatemala, acting interior minister Mauricio López promised. “Six months is a good parameter for demonstrating that we’ve changed the way of doing things and how we’re going to tackle things,” López stated after meeting with Pérez and current president Álvaro Colom to discuss the transition process. “If in six months there aren’t radical substantive changes that can demonstrate a difference on this issue, they surely aren’t going to demonstrate one in the following six or four years,” he added. Official figures indicate that around 18 people die violently in Guatemala every day and that the homicide rate is 48 per 100,000 inhabitants, six times the world average. Drug cartels, which have spread into vast areas of Guatemalan territory, are responsible for 40 percent of the deaths that occur in the country, according to President Colom. Violence is one of the problems that will be inherited by Pérez, a retired general specialized in counterinsurgency, who based his election campaign on the promise of an “iron fist” to fight crime. Pérez’s victory marks the return of a military man to power in Guatemala after 25 years of civilian administrations. By Dialogo November 17, 2011
You can decide how to save now and dramatically improve your retirementby: Charles SizemoreIt’s hard to save money when you’re young. If you’re lucky enough to have a job, you’re probably not flush with cash. With a glut of young and talented job seekers, companies have little pressure to offer generous starting salaries.Meanwhile, apartment rents have steadily risen for 23 straight quarters, and life’s other inevitable expenses—utilities, food, taxes, etc.—haven’t gotten any cheaper.And let’s not forget educational expenses. Inflation in college tuition has massively outpaced broader consumer price inflation for decades, meaning most college graduates start their careers with large student-loan debts hanging over their heads. A recent poll found that college graduates finish their studies with an average debt load of $35,200. And if you are the ambitious sort who decided to go to graduate school, you might have multiple hundreds of thousands of dollars in student debts.Still, the savings you manage to sock away while young will have an outsized effect on the lifestyle you’re able to live when in middle age and your golden years. continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr