first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Salt Lake Tribune:Completing a shift to renewable energy, Kennecott Utah Copper will shut down its last coal-fired power plant in Magna, shrinking its carbon footprint by as much as 65% — a total of more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide a year, according to its owners.Rio Tinto, Kennecott’s corporate parent, announced Wednesday that power to the copper producer will come from 1.5 million megawatt hours of renewable energy certificates purchased from Rocky Mountain Power, which will be primarily sourced from its Utah-allocated portfolio, including wind power generated in Wyoming.The move formalizes a transition that has been underway at Kennecott Utah Copper, which mines and processes copper ore at its vast industrial network on the west side of the Salt Lake Valley, for the past several years, according to spokesman Kyle Bennett.“This ensures we are offsetting the electrical demand we use across our Utah operations with certified renewable energy certificates,” Bennett said. “Rio Tinto wants to be carbon neutral by 2050. Every operation within the portfolio would have to look at ways to achieve that.”Kennecott’s 75-megawatt Unit 4, added in 1960 and idled for the past two years, is the last coal-fired power plant on Utah’s crowded Wasatch Front and perhaps the oldest in Utah.More: Good news for Salt Lake Valley’s air: Kennecott to close its last coal plant, shift to renewable energy Kennecott to close its last coal plant in Utah, switch to renewable energylast_img read more

first_imgCredit unions have just one more week to complete and submit their official comment letters on NCUA’s current risk-based capital proposal, and NAFCU’s regulatory advocacy team is encouraging members to give NCUA their input.Comments are due to NCUA April 27.“We continue to have problems with this proposed rule, specifically for its impact on the industry as well as individual credit unions, for the way it splits the industry in setting the definition of ‘complex’ and for its attempt to set a two-tier ratio that we still think lacks statutory authorization,” said Alicia Nealon, NAFCU’s director of regulatory affairs.Nealon pointed out that the maelstrom of comments and concerns aired in connection with the first RBC proposal yielded some small, but real, concessions on NCUA’s part. “This isn’t the time to stop weighing in,” Nealon said. “What credit unions can say and demonstrate to the agency now can make a difference.”NAFCU is using its members’ input for its own official comment as it works to ensure its stance reflects the best interests’ of its members. Members can use the set of talking points (login required) posted on NAFCU’s website in drafting their own letters. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An East Meadow man was arrested for allegedly setting fire to a tent in which a man was sleeping in the Hempstead Plains Preserve in Uniondale this week, police said.Bradley Storey, 50, of East Meadow, was charged with arson, assault and reckless endangerment.New York State police said Storey and the 37-year-old victim got into a fight and when the victim later woke up from his sleep, his tent was on fire and he suffered burns to his legs and feet while trying to escape at 9:15 p.m. Monday.The fire spread, reportedly burning about 1,000 feet of the preserve on the south side of Charles Lindbergh Boulevard between the Long Island Marriott and Meadowbrook State Parkway. Uniondale firefighters reportedly extinguished the flames.The victim was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries.Storey is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Countless Long Islanders will be among the 3.5 million Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade spectators, but the event has more connections to the Island than just being an hour-long train ride away.Many have seen local high school marching bands and kick lines join the procession as well as our music artists performing on floats, such as homegrown hip hop trio De La Soul and singer Idina Menzel. But few people may know that there are more LI links to the parade than there are dance troupes busting moves down Sixth Avenue on Turkey Day.Here are 10 Long Island ties to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade:10) A Native Ran The ParadeEmbed from Getty Images In 2015, a blimp on its way to fly over the parade made an emergency landing at a Woodward Parkway School athletic field shortly after taking off from Republic Airport in East Farmingdale. Neither the pilot nor his two passengers were injured, but the incident did make for some striking images of the slow-motion crash landing. Authorities blamed the incident on high winds that day.2) The Big ManEdmund Gwenn (1877-1959) as Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street.The 1947 classic Christmas movie Miracle on 34th Street is back in rotation this time of year. But only those paying close attention may have noticed that the movie’s protagonist, Kris Kringle — who Macy’s hires to play Santa in the parade before he’s institutionalized for insisting that he really is Claus — lists his address as an adult home in Great Neck.1) Gotta Catch ‘Em AllEmbed from Getty Images For several years early in the parade’s history, organizers released the giant helium-filled balloons and encouraged finders to return them to the store for a $100 reward. In 1929, three balloons reportedly landed on LI, triggering a fight over who would claim the cash. In one case, Tiger landed on the roof of a house and was torn to shreds in a tug of war, according to reports. The practice was discontinued in 1932 after a Tom-Kat balloon struck an airplane. The year was 1993. Sonic the Hedgehog, who had debuted two years prior on the Sega gaming console, was the first video game character to become a float in the parade. Unfortunately, the balloon’s first flight ended early when it snagged a lamppost at the corner of West 58th Street and Broadway, causing a street light fixture to fall on off-duty Suffolk County Police Captain Joseph Kistingeran, breaking his shoulder, according to reports at the time.8) Parade QueenEmbed from Getty Images It’s not just the spectators who are susceptible to giant balloons’ ruining their day — so are the volunteers who help guide the floating characters. Keri O’Connell of Franklin Square learned that lesson the hard way when a golf cart ran over her foot, fracturing a bone, while she was holding a line for Buzz Lightyear in 2013. “We were having the most fantastic time,” she told the New York Daily News. “Everything was wonderful. All of a sudden I was on the ground in intense pain.”4) Top ClownEmbed from Getty Images In what easily ranks as one of the strangest security breaches ever at such a high-profile target for terrorists, shredded — but still legible — internal Nassau County police documents were used as confetti in 2012. WPIX-TV first reported the story, which was so ridiculous that it was picked up by national news outlets. Investigators identified the confetti culprit as one of their own who had attended the parade with family members. The case reportedly prompted new protocols for disposing documents — especially if they contained detectives’ personal information, among other sensitive details.6) Take A SeatFor people standing for hours on sidewalks to watch the parade, the importance of this local contribution cannot be overstated. Commack-based Seating Solutions was hired to design, build, and install stadium-seating along the parade route for the select few thousand spectators lucky enough to get a seat, WNYW-TV reported. “We do everything from design to installation to custom fabrication,” company chairman Scott Suprina told the network.5) Balloon BuzzkillEmbed from Getty Images In 1926, when the parade was stepping off for the third time, then-21-year-old Helen Olstein was anointed “queen of the parade,” a crown she wore until the following year, when the event introduced its iconic giant balloons for the first time. Olstein, who later got married and raised a family in Woodmere, watched the parade from the sidelines 80 years later, in ’06, at age 101, the Times reported. “It was a delicious time, and we had so much fun,” she told the paper. The title has since been dropped from rotation.7) Confetti ConfidentialEmbed from Getty Images One of the many former Nassau County residents lured to New York City living, Amy Kule, of Manhattan, rose up the ranks of Macy’s and led the company’s biggest annual event from 2010 through 2016. “My mother, to this day, thinks that I took this job so I don’t have to cook Thanksgiving dinner,” she told The New York Times in 2013. “And she may be right.”9) Sonic vs. SCPDEmbed from Getty Images Thankfully for the parade’s sake, the nation’s Halloween hysteria over creepy clowns terrorizing communities appears to have subsided in time for 1,000 clowns to march through Midtown without fear, just favor. The funny woman in charge of all these comical characters? Fran Nesturrick of Baldwin. At least she was in ’06, when she did interviews pulling the curtain back on the preparations involved. We reached out to Macy’s to see if she’s still commander of the clowns, but haven’t heard back.3) Blimp Makes Touchdownlast_img read more

first_imgMesut Ozil was hauled off with 10 minutes remaining of Wednesday’s Europa League final against Chelsea (Picture: Getty)‘The club buys you to be the actual leader around the club. I don’t think Mesut has that in him to carry. I don’t train with him everyday, but I don’t think he has it in him to be leader.’After a difficult start to their relationship, Emery handed Ozil a more prominent role in recent weeks, especially in light of Aaron Ramsey’s season-ending hamstring injury.Ozil, however, has failed to deliver as Arsenal missed out on a top four place, before Wednesday’s capitulation, and Emery, according to the Daily Mail, has had enough.Arsenal have received limited interest in Ozil and are now prepared to subsidise his wages in order to ensure he is sold, or at least loaned out, in the summer.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Comment Arsenal will take drastic action to ensure Mesut Ozil is sold this summer Mesut Ozil was heavily criticised for his performance in Wednesday’s Europa League final defeat against Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is determined that Mesut Ozil will play no part in his Arsenal rebuild and the club are prepared to subsidise his enormous salary in order to engineer his exit.The 30-year-old signed a new long-term contract 18 months ago worth a staggering £350,000-a-week but has failed to justify is superstar status and is set to become the highest profile departure in what is destined to be a major summer clear-out.Ozil’s star has waned to such a degree that he was hauled off with 10 minutes remaining of Wednesday’s catastrophic 4-1 Europa League final defeat against Chelsea replaced, pointedly, by academy graduate Joe Willock.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe former Real Madrid playmaker was heavily criticised for his performance by Cesc Fabregas who, in his role as a pundit for BT Sport, said: ‘I think sometimes you just have it inside or you don’t have it.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘When he was at Real Madrid he was surrounded by top top players and one of the best players in the history of the sport in Cristiano Ronaldo.‘I’m not taking anything away from Mesut, he played top football there.‘But once you step down a little bit, because we can all agree Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich they are top three, you have to show yourself a little bit more because you don’t have the same quality around you. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 1 Jun 2019 10:42 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgA family watches the fireworks at the 2011Monmouth County Fair. This year’s county fair is July 25-29 with the fireworks show slated for 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the fairgrounds, 1500 Kozloski Road, Freehold.FREEHOLD – This year’s Monmouth County Fair is almost here.The fair will feature family fun with rides, entertainment, food and tons of fun exhibits.The Monmouth County Fair gates will be open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, through Friday, July 27; from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 28; and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 29 at the East Freehold Show­grounds, 1500 Kozloski Road, Freehold.The opening night will feature a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.Music on the main stage will included the Amish Outlaws from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25. The band’s music covers popular bands like Devo, Nirvana and U2. Thursday, July 26, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. brings Brian Kirk & the Jirks to the stage. The Jersey shore popular cover band has been playing local stages with their repertoire of rock, funk, pop, hip hop, swing, jazz, and oldies for almost 20 years. Country music’s Jaida Dreyer will perform 9 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, July 27, and Slippery When Wet, a Bon Jovi tribute band, will play from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28. The Latin rhythm band 3D Ritmo de Vida will perform noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 29.In addition to the musical acts, live entertainment acts will include Raptor Project – Birds of Prey, Dock Dogs, and the Skateboarding Stunt Show, as well as returning favorites like Robinson’s Racing Pigs, Hell on Wheels BMX Stunt Show, and Tommie Turvey Equine Extremist.The Monmouth County Fair also will be hosting its 35th Annual Antique and Classic Auto Show on Sunday, July 29. The show will include antique/production autos to 1932, production cars from 1933 through 1985, sports cars to 1985 (including classic Corvettes and Mustangs), and fire trucks to 1972. There also will be street rods, modified cars, race cars and motorcycles on display. The Antique Motoring Club of Monmouth County will once again judge the show.Admission is $7 per person; children 12 and under are free. Those who love rides can get a pay-one-price rides wristband for $18 on Wednesday and Thursday, July 25-25, and Sunday, July 29. For more information about the fair, visit www.monmouthcountyfair.com, or call 732-842-4000.The Monmouth County Fair is organized and presented by the Monmouth County Park System in cooperation with the Monmouth County 4-H Association. A full schedule of daily activities in the parks is available on the website at www.monmouthcountyparks.com.last_img read more

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsIt’s clear watching video of Saturday’s 4-2 loss to the Fernie Ghostriders the Nelson Leafs need to make plenty of improvement before the club can even begin to think about competing with the league’s heavyweights.Bolstered by a lineup filled with veterans ready to host the Cyclone Taylor Cup in April of 2011, the Eddie Mountain Division leaders dominated the Leafs for most of the contest to skate away with its sixth consecutive Kootenay International Junior Hockey League win of the season.Despite losing for the fifth time in seven games, the mood in the dressing room was rather upbeat as Leaf assistant coach Jason Rushton is confident there are better days ahead.“From the day the kids arrived (in camp) to now has been a complete 180,” said Rushton, who along with assistant Sean Dooley formed the brain trust behind the Leaf bench with skipper Chris Shaw serving a three-game suspension for using “non-approved” players.“Even over the last week of practice we’ve seen then come together more and more,” added Rushton, who played for the Leafs during the first season of Junior A hockey in the Rocky Mountain days. “There’s more chatter on the bench. There more team camaraderie. So we’re only going to grow and we’re only going to get better.”Saturday, the Leafs (2-5) got a taste of one of the early favourites to win it all this season. The Ghostriders, under the guidance of coach and GM Will Verner, are not in this league to develop players. The main, and only, goal of the franchise is to win.Fernie boasts a roster of more than a dozen players in the twilight of their junior hockey careers. In contrast, Nelson, which graduated more than 15 players from last season’s KIJHL finalist to college or junior A teams, is filled with players fresh from the minor hockey ranks or midget AAA. And that roster of Riders totally dominated the Green and White for most of the game, including a spell in the opening frame that saw the visitors ring up a 12-0 score on the shot clock ticker.“We didn’t have the greatest first period . . . and we didn’t come out as strong as we could have,” said Leaf sniper Gavin Currie, finishing the weekend with five points.“We were thinking here comes another game where the team we’re playing is more skilled,” added Currie. “They do have a lot of veterans because they’ve been buying players since the start of the year.” Still this was a winnable game for the Leafs.After surviving the first period only down a goal, Nelson tied the contest with a power play marker by Tanner Burns five minutes into the second period.Fernie regained the lead with a power play marker minutes later. But Nelson once again pulled even when Colton Schell notched his team-leading fifth goal of the season with the period winding down.However, in the third Fernie picked up the tempo, firing shot after shot at Nelson goalie Marcus Beesley. The pressure paid dividends when a scramble in front of the Leaf net results in a penalty shot call be referee Jim Maniago.The Trail official ruled a Nelson defenceman grabbed the puck over the crease area. Thomas Abenante, with his second of the game, converted the opportunity, drilling a low shot past Beesley.“Our D-man tried to protect the net and his body just took over his mind,” Currie explained. “He did something I’m sure he’s feeling pretty (bad) about right now. But it’s a play he made and you have to live with those mistakes and take it in stride.” There was a glimmer of the positive Rushton talked about Friday in Grand Forks. Nelson opened play by stomping the Border Bruins 8-3.Currie, with four points and Schell, scoring twice, powered the Leaf attack.Dallon Stoddart, Colton Malmsten, Riley Henderson, Marcus Dahl and Adrian Moyls also scored for the Leafs. Thompson led the Bruins with two goals while Nick Van Damme added the final marker.The Leafs return to action Wednesday when third-place Murdoch rival, Spokane Braves invade the NDCC Arena. Game time is 7 p.m.ICE CHIPS: Nelson was also without the services of defenceman Raymond Reimer. The 6’4”, 205-pound rearguard was suspended for one game for receiving a game misconduct in the final ten minutes of Sunday’s 3-2 Nelson win over Penticton Lakers. Reimer missed Saturday’s game due to family commitments. . .. Forward Cody Abbey and defenceman Tyler Parfeniuk also missed the weekend games due to injury.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more