Dominion scraps plans for Tennessee Power project

first_imgGas By chloecox – Dominion submitted its bid to develop the facility in May 2001 in response to a TVA request for proposal. Twitter Facebook Facebook Linkedin Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dominion, headquartered in Richmond, Va., is one of the nation’s largest producers of energy. Dominion scraps plans for Tennessee Power projectcenter_img Linkedin Previous articleBush’s clean coal initiative gets underway with $330 million offerNext articleWestport, Conn., becomes first northeast town to buy Green-e certified power chloecox TAGSDominionTVA RICHMOND, Va., March 6, 2002 — Dominion said that it was not awarded the winning bid by the Tennessee Valley Authority to develop a 600-megawatt natural gas-fired electric generation facility in Montgomery County, Tenn., and is discontinuing plans for the project. No posts to display 3.6.2002 Venture Global LNG adds Zachry to EPC team for Gulf export terminal construction Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables Mississippi Power cutting stakes in coal-fired, gas-fired stations to reduce excess MW, emissions last_img read more

Wiley alleges school worker threatening teachers on behalf of Roque campaign

first_img Hudson County commissioners discuss exiting ICE deal, advocates call for no new jail contracts February 13, 2015 9:37 am at 9:37 am Facebook Twitter Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter February 19, 2015 2:28 am at 2:28 am 5 COMMENTS iight Previous article2 men, one an ex-HCIA employee, indicted for extortion of Lincoln Park golf course fundsNext articleSources: West New York teacher to join Mayor Felix Roque’s re-election team John Heinis tu mama November 29, 2015 9:50 pm at 9:50 pm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wiley alleges school worker threatening teachers on behalf of Roque campaign DeGise: Hudson County ‘determined’ to get out of ICE contract following Essex decision February 19, 2015 4:07 pm at 4:07 pm ACLU files motion to dismiss lawsuit that limited ICE protests outside DeGise home By John Heinis – February 12, 2015 4:49 pm 5 […] The tension in the room continued to rise when Martell, who was once a close ally of ex-Mayor Sal Vega, began to question Wiley about the legitimacy of the allegations made last week that board of education employee Rick Solares was participating in “illegal politicking” for the Roque campaign. […]center_img Ferreiro, Martell engage in verbal warfare with Count Wiley in West New York | Hudson County View Bayonne TAGScount wileyfelix roque SHARE This never happened and was a complete fabrication on the part of Wiley. But he was defeated and we can all move on. Miguel Count Wiley, the West New York Commissioner of Parks and Public Property who is looking to unseat Mayor Felix Roque in the May 12 election, is alleging that a school worker has been threatening teachers to sign Roque’s petitions and/or fill out mail-in ballots for the election – or else they will be demoted or fired. By John Heinis/Hudson County ViewWiley told Hudson County View this morning that he is formally submitting an official complaint with the West New York Board of Education, State Department of Education and the NJ State Attorney General’s office over what he calls “illegal politicking” by a school board employee working for Roque’s campaign.Wiley alleges that Rick Solares, the West New York school district’s head of maintenance, has been threatening, harassing, and forcing teachers and staff at various schools to sign petitions and mail-in ballot applications for  Roque and his running mates.The West New York United team, the ticket Wiley is heading, says these actions are in clear violation of this New Jersey law made effective in early 2012:P.L. 2011 c.204, which was signed into law on January 17, 2012by Governor Christie, states that no candidate, or holder of electivepublic office or that candidate’s agent or representative may solicit,directly or indirectly, on property owned or leased by the State, or byany county, municipality, board of education of a school district, firedistrict, authority, or any other instrumentality of the State or localentity.“These actions by Mayor Roque and his workers will not be tolerated in our school system, nor anywhere in town. Our teachers do not deserve to be threatened, and harassed in their work place,” Wiley said in a statement.“They are coercing people for their vote. I’ve got to put a stop to this,” Wiley additionally told Hudson County View. “I’m very surprised about what happened in the schools with the past and current OFAC investigations.”The state Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance investigated the West New York school board in April 2013 over allegations that political workers strong-armed teachers and other school workers into buying political tickets.The Roque administration adamantly denied the claims in the report and no criminal charges were ever filed as a result of the report.More recently, OFAC began another investigation in September over whether or not the West New York Board of Education properly approved insurance contracts. The results of that investigation are expected to be forthcoming shortly.Solares declined to comment to Hudson County View, but West New York Superintendent of Schools John Fauta told us that he is currently investigating the allegations made by Wiley.“These allegations are baseless and if Commissioner Wiley continues to focus on rhetoric, Mayor Roque and his team will continue to focus on results: delivering a zero percent tax increase, a 14.3% decrease in crime, new parks, new roads and [the town’s] first new master plan in 50 years,” said Roque campaign spokesman Pablo Fonseca.The battle between Wiley and Roque has been uncharacteristically tepid in 2015, but election season looks to be  heading into full swing as the two will host dueling fundraisers tonight.Roque’s soiree will take place at Las Palmas Restaurant, near 62nd Street and Bergenline Avenue, with District 32 officials State Senator Nick Sacco, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez hosting the event for the West New York mayor. The event is from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.Just a few blocks away at Rumba Cubana, located at the corner of 69th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Wiley and the West New York United team will host a fundraiser from approximately 7:00 p.m. until 10 p.m.Wiley is running alongside a former mayoral hopeful in Carlos Betancourt, as well as three former board of education candidates in Thomas Leung, Hector Hernandez and Myrli Sanchez.Roque is expected to formally announce new commissioners Gabriel Rodriguez and Cosmo Cirillo as part of his re-election ticket tonight, as well as naming a fourth member of the slate. Bayonne Seems a bit fishy the count making these accusations instead of the employees…hmmmmBut I still say that Lil troll Ricky is the real culprit. I bet soon he gonna come out and say Yes Mr. ROQUE did tell ne to threaten other people …all along working behind the scenes with Wiley and then be able to keep his job being martyred as the whistle blower. Rick Solares denies Commissioner Count Wiley’s electioneering allegations | Hudson County View […] yesterday to deny allegations put forth by mayoral/hopeful Commissioner Count Wiley  that said he strong-armed teachers into signing petitions for Mayor Felix Roque’s re-election […] ElectionsWest New York Bayonne May 13, 2015 9:27 am at 9:27 am Comments are closed. Kevin Peraltalast_img read more

Children treated after plane dumps fuel onto Los Angeles schools during emergency landing

first_imgiStock(LOS ANGELES) — At least 17 children and nine adults have suffered minor injuries, including eye stinging and irritation, after an aircraft dumped fuel over several schools in the Los Angeles area as it prepared for an emergency landing, according to authorities.The group was being evaluated by firefighters and paramedics after the incident Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. There were no transports to the hospital, authorities said, and no evacuation orders for the area.Los Angeles ABC station KABC said the fuel dump had occurred near Cudahy and South Los Angeles elementary schools.A third school — Jordan High School — was also affected by the dump, according to the Los Angeles School Police Department.Delta Airlines said in a statement Tuesday that shortly after takeoff flight 89 from Los Angeles International Airport to Shanghai experienced an engine issue requiring the aircraft to return to the airport.“The aircraft landed safely after an emergency fuel release to reduce landing weight,” Delta Airlines said Tuesday.The fire department said the substance sickening the students and adults was confirmed to be jet fuel.The Federal Aviation Administration said that in a statement that it was aware of and looking into reports that children at a school east of the airport were being treated for fuel exposure.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reservedlast_img read more

Assistant Registrar

first_imgResponsibilities Bachelor’s degree required, with a minimum of 3 yearsexperience in a Registrar’s Office or an equivalent combination ofeducation and experience. PeopleSoft experience is stronglypreferred for this position.Ability to understand and maintain completeconfidentialityAbility to work independently and as an integral part of theRegistrar’s teamUse of database technology, and excellence in all social mediacommunication/presentation skillsDemonstrated mastery with new technologiesPublishing/editing experience for print and webStrong communication and listening skills are required sincemany aspects of the job will involve working with departmentchairs, faculty, and students. The Assistant Registrar is responsible for supervising the dailyoperations and coordination of processes in the Registrar’s Officeas well as administration of the Committee on Academic Standing(CAS); a faculty governance committee that is responsible for thereview of student academic performance, petitions for academicexceptions, and requests for readmissions. The Assistant Registrarcompiles and organizes processes to ensure all necessarydocumentation (including CAS petitions) is up-to date and readilyavailable to faculty, students and campus constituents.Williams is committed to enriching its educational experience andits culture through the diversity of its faculty and staff. Ourexpectation is that the successful candidate will excel at workingin a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race,ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexualorientation, and religion. Applicants should also highlightrelevant experience with building, working with, and supporting abroadly diverse community. Opening Details Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification ofbackground information submitted by the applicant, including thecompletion of a criminal record check, and education whenapplicable. Conditions of Employment Qualifications Williams College, a premiere liberal arts college in the BerkshireMountains of western Massachusetts seeks a highly skilled leaderfor the position of Assistant Registrar. Candidates should reviewthe qualifications of each position and indicate in their coverletter the position most representative of their experience andexpertise.The Registrar’s office reports to the Dean of the College and isresponsible for upholding the academic policies of the college,maintaining accuracy of student records, compliance to state andfederal laws as well as accreditation requirements. The departmentconsists of seven staff members working collaboratively to providethe best service to our constituents. Each of these positionsreports to the Registrar. Review of applications will begin February 26, 2021 and willcontinue until the position is filled. Assistant Registrar is jobgroup 3-A; salary begins in the mid $50,000s. The salary range hassome flexibility, commensurate with experience.Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification ofbackground information submitted by the applicant, including thecompletion of a criminal record check, and education whenapplicable. To apply for this position, please visit If you have any questions,please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or emailat [email protected] Equal Employment Opportunity Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination,Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusivecommunity where members from all backgrounds can live, learn andthrive.last_img read more

Brandon “Taz” Niederauer To Return To Performing With Outdoor Virginia Concerts

first_imgBrandon “Taz” Niederauer is the latest notable musician to confirm his return to performing in the era of social distancing at shows.The young guitarist initially announced last month that his first public performances after what’s been a lengthy break from playing live through the spring and summer will take place at The Jammin’ Java in Vienna, VA on Friday, August 28th, and Wasena Park in Roanoke, VA the following evening on Saturday, August 29th. Unlike last month’s announcement, however, Niederauer confirmed on Wednesday that the August 28th show will now only include one set, rather than two separate sets as initially planned.Related: Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Covers Stevie Wonder At Justice Comes Alive [Watch]“We’re so excited to get back out there and play for you all,” Taz added with Wednesday’s announcement. “We ask everyone who plans to attend to do so responsibly, by following all rules and recommendations for physical distancing and use of face coverings. Stay safe, take care of each other, and we’ll see you soon!”Niederauer was supposed to perform at southern California’s Ohana Festival next month prior to the event’s cancelation.Head to Niederauer’s website for more info.last_img read more

We Love Our EMS

first_img“This is really about thanking our community for supporting all the people who are keeping us going,” said Terri Kane of Card My Yard, the sign company. ROCHESTER, NY — Brighton Volunteer Ambulance (BVA) often receives notes of appreciation from patients or their families after they transport them to the hospital. In this instance, BVA got a different kind of note, courtesy of a local doctor, that was not a patient. “It’s phenomenal,” said Dennis Mietz, president of Brighton Volunteer Ambulance. “To see somebody in the community recognizing what we do is a great feeling.” Dr. Bryce Yerman, M.D., a emergency physcian at University of Rochester Medical Center – Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester NY wanted to say thank you to local First Responders. He had this sign erected in front of Brighton Volunteer Ambulance (NY) to get his message across. “It’s not just the doctors. It’s also the first responders here and across Monroe County,” he thought. He wanted them to know just how much they’re appreciated. “We’re very proud of the EMTs and the services they’re providing. They’re on the front lines, in the trenches.” Brighton Volunteer Ambulance EMT’s in the photo are (L to R) Angela Daley and Polymnia Triantafilou. (Photo/Michael E. Pollock, BVA) Dr. Bryce Yermen, MD, a Brighton town resident and an emergency physician at the University of Rochester – Strong Memorial Hospital got the idea after he saw a “thank you” sign put up for a local doctor by an out-of-state doctor thanking him for his service during the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

Boulder Cyclists Rescue Food Via Bikes, Donate 170K Pounds to Hungry

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreOver the past year a group of cyclists in Boulder, Colorado have rescued 170,000 pounds of food that would otherwise be thrown out, transporting it directly to groups who feed the hungry.About 95 percent of the food is transported via bicycle with volunteers pulling wheeled carts loaded with primarily fresh produce.500 pounds of fruits, vegetables and bakery items each day are collected from eight locations and delivered to people in need.They launched a recent fundraising campaign on the crowd-sourcing site, Indiegogo, that collected $18,572 in grassroots donations for hiring Hana Dansky as their first part time employee in the role of Executive Director/Volunteer Coordinator. Watch her describe the program she co-founded in the following video.(Learn more at Boulder Food Rescue)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

History made every minute

first_imgWASHINGTON – I remember visiting Washington for the first time as a little girl, staring in awe at the towering white monuments and walking until my feet could fall off, only to rest with my family under the idyllic cherry blossoms near the Potomac. I returned to Washington, D.C. this weekend not as a tourist but as a student journalist, reporting on the 57th presidential inauguration for The Observer with Multimedia Editor Sarah O’Connor. If you missed the ceremonies, follow my play-by-play below: 7:07 a.m. The first snooze on my alarm goes off, and we drag ourselves out of bed to get ready for the day. I’m not a morning person, but today, adrenaline and coffee are flowing to wake me up. 8:05 a.m. Sarah and I leave our hotel at L’Enfant Plaza and split up when we get to the National Mall. My ticket is in the red section, hers in the orange. 8:37 a.m. As I’m snaking through the impossible security lines, I see a little girl, tied to her mom with a leash, who is jumping up and down. She’s saying, “I’m going to see Obama!” 9:49 a.m. After bonding hardcore with all the other people in my security line (seriously, they’ll all be invited to my wedding someday), I’m finally through the metal detectors and security line. 10:15 a.m. I’ve made it to my seat in Section 16 of the red ticketed area, with a good view of one big screen and a distant view of the Capitol stairs. Just behind me, a protestor has climbed a tree and is screaming anti-Obama messages out of reach of inauguration security. 10:38 a.m. The entire United States Congress, first the House of Representatives and then the Senate, has been seated. They must buy those black full-length wool coats in bulk and pass them out in the Capitol Building. 10:45 a.m. The military band plays “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” I remember all the words. 10:55 a.m. Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton appear on the screen as they walk through the Capitol and onto the steps. “It’ll be you next time, girl,” the woman behind me yells for Hillary. Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn are also present. 11:00 a.m. Cell service is actually worse than at a Notre Dame football Saturday. 11:12 a.m. My toes are really, really cold. I teach the woman next to me, who is from Florida, how to use the hand warmers she has bought from a street vendor. 11:17 a.m. First Lady Michelle Obama steps out in front of the Capitol. She’s grinning from ear to ear, and her coat is designed by Thom Browne, a 1988 Notre Dame graduate. 11:19 a.m. Vice President Joe Biden, along with other Congressional leaders, join the stage in front of the Capitol. The military band plays “Hail Columbia.” 11:23 a.m. Obama is announced and steps onto the stage to huge cheers from the crowd, which is chanting “Obama! Obama!” For someone as cold as I am in the crowd, “Hail to the Chief” suddenly becomes a great tune for a little warm-up dance. 11:24 a.m. I have lost all the feeling in my toes. 11:25 a.m. Sen. Charles Schumer, the master of ceremonies, begins the 57thpresidential inauguration ceremonies. He introduces the theme of this year’s ceremonies, which is “Faith in America’s Future.” When he invites the crowd to sit down, everyone in the standing sections laughs. 11:31 a.m. Historic civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams delivers the invocation. “As we sing the words of belief, ‘This is My Country,’ let us act upon the meaning that everyone is included,” she said. “May the inherent dignity and inalienable rights of every woman, man, boy and girl be honored. May all your people, especially the least of these, flourish in our blessed nation.” 11:38 a.m. The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir performs “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” I’m jealous of their coats, which seem incredibly warm, and their musical talent. 11:43 a.m. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander from Tennessee praises the American transition of peaceful transition of power, saying “There is no mob, no coup, no insurrection. This is a moment when millions stop and watch.” 11:45 a.m. Biden swears his oath of office, administered by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. By constitutional requirement, the vice president and president actually swore this oath on Sunday (Jan. 20) – but because that date fell on a Sunday this year, the public ceremonies transpired the next day. 11:46 a.m. Singer James Taylor sings “America the Beautiful.” 11:50 a.m. Obama swears his oath of office, administered by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.: “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” The crowd erupts in cheers, and two security officers near my section fist bump. 11:52 a.m. Obama begins his inaugural address. “My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together,” he said. 12:13 p.m. Singer Kelly Clarkson sings “My Country, Tis of Thee.” When she finishes, Schumer says, “Wow.” 12:14 p.m. Inaugural poet Richard Blanco read his poem composed for the occasion, titled “One Today.” 12:23 p.m. Rev. Luis Leon delivers the benediction: “We pray for your blessing because without it, we will only see what the eye can see. But with the blessing of your blessing we will see that we are created in your image, whether brown, black or white, male or female, first generation or immigrant American, or daughter of the American Revolution, gay or straight, rich or poor.” 12:25 p.m. Schumer concludes the inaugural ceremonies. Singer Beyoncé performs the National Anthem, belting the last lines to cheers and flag waving from the crowd. After she hits the last note, the ceremonies are over – President Barack Obama leaves the Capitol steps, ready to officially begin his second term in office.last_img read more

Campagnolo Launches U.S. 11-Speed Demo Tour

first_imgPRESS RELEASE: ?After two years, the 11-speed revolution has evolved always maintaining the same objective: achieving ever better performances.The team of professional racers and enthusiasts who over the last two years have been riding 11-speed groupsets, and the great work carried out by Campy Tech Lab™ engineers has enabled us, to raise the bar and reach another goal: Improving products that already represent a benchmark on the market.Revolution11 is the result of technical refinements that have led the 11-speed drivetrains to obtain shifting performances like never before and lose weight, thanks to special materials and innovative technical solutions.Campagnolo wants to be even closer to enthusiasts and to the Campagnolo Proshop network. Aware of the fact that the only way to appreciate the quality and authenticity of Campagnolo’s products is to try them in store, Campagnolo has decided to launch the Revolution 11 Test Tour.The US Revolution 11 Test Tour had his first stage on October 9th in Encinitas, California: it will be a series of road shows held in Campagnolo’s best Pro-shops. By going to their nearest participating Pro-shop, enthusiasts will find bicycles fitted with Campagnolo’s brand new groupsets and will be able to test theiroutstanding performance themselves. Those participating in the test will receive a free Revolution11 T-shirt.Click here for dates and locations.last_img read more

Interbike 2011: Fondriest SF1 inox (stainless) frameset

first_imgAt 980g for the frame, this Fondriest shows that steel can hang with more modern materials, and the addition of a 375g carbon fiber fork, Ritchey Classic seatpost and headset up the balance of this $4,900 package.  Can I justify it?  No.  Would I have come home with it if my budget allowed? It’s another fragrant morning here in Las Vegas as the Bikerumor crew pore through the images from the first day of 2011’s Interbike Expo.  From day 1, the one object that drew me in from the aisles more strongly than anything else had to have been Fondriest’s SF1 stainless steel frame, distributed in the US by Albabici. Hit the jump for more photos and the weight & cost bottom lines…Despite what seemed like impossibly thin-walled tubes, sand blasted logos, and joints that look to have been applied by a syringe, the SF1 could have be described as understated- save for the polished stainless steel finish.  The seat clamp area comes together very nicely, as seen in the photos.last_img read more