Two units at Montana’s Colstrip coal plant to be retired this weekend

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Associated Press:One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the western U.S. will close two of its four units by Saturday as the Montana facility edges toward an eventual total shutdown.Colstrip Units 1 and 2 – built in the 1970s when massive strip mines were being developed across Montana and Wyoming – will close as soon as they run out of coal to burn, Talen Energy spokeswoman Taryne Williams said Thursday.The plant employs about 300 people and is the main driver of the economy for the surrounding town of Colstrip, which has about 2,300 people. But it’s been unable to compete with surging investments into renewable energy and cheap natural gas, as the coal plant’s operating costs have risen with the need for better pollution controls.The closure of Units 1 and 2 was long anticipated as demand for U.S. coal collapsed in recent years and came despite vows by elected officials in Montana to find ways to keep it open. The two closing units are operated by Pennsylvania-based Talen, which co-owns them with Puget Sound Energy of Washington state.Six utilities – including Spokane-based Avista Corp. – own shares of the remaining two units built in the 1980s. Most of the owners are making preparations for operations to cease as early as 2025.[Matthew Brown]More: Montana coal power plant closing two units built in 1970s Two units at Montana’s Colstrip coal plant to be retired this weekendlast_img read more

New Zealand adds gender-neutral title for voters ahead of polls

first_imgTopics : “This is the first time we have included Mx as a title choice on the form,” Electoral Commission spokeswoman Clare Pasley told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in an email.”We want to be inclusive and encourage all New Zealanders to enroll and vote,” she added. The change does not affect ballot papers where voters do not write their title.LGBT+ group RainbowYOUTH described the move as “great”.”Being referred to correctly is a basic human right,” said Frances Arns, executive director of the Auckland-based group. New Zealand authorities have added the gender neutral title Mx for voters who do not identify as male or female, seeking to boost LGBT+ participation in next month’s election.Nearly 1,000 people have chosen the gender neutral title since ‘Mx’ was added to voter sign-up forms alongside the existing Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms and ‘other’, an official said on Tuesday.The change was introduced late last year but only received public attention ahead of the Sept. 19 general election.center_img “This is especially relevant for young people, who may be engaging in the voting process for the first time,” she added.New Zealand has long had a progressive reputation, but advocacy groups say LGBT+ people still face prejudice, and so-called gay conversion therapy remains legal.Almost one in three transgender people in New Zealand have been raped but many avoid seeing a doctor for fear of being mistreated, according to a study of 1,178 people last year by New Zealand’s University of Waikato.Officials have vowed to do better, including by collecting information on its LGBT+ population in the next census in 2023, to address concerns over the lack of specific funding or resources to help the community.last_img read more

Women need own anti-violence ribbon

first_imgYahoo News 24 Nov 2011It is time for women to now find their own colour ribbon to fight female-on-male domestic violence, says Counsellor, Outcomes Researcher, and former Women’s Refuge Supervisor.“Given the large pool of evidence that now exists illustrating that the majority of all domestic violence acts are committed by men and women on a 50 / 50 ratio, and in light of the leadership shown by men to say “No” to domestic violence against women via the “White Ribbon” campaign since 1991, it is now time for women to find their own colour ribbon to proudly wear and to publically say “No” to women’s domestic violence against men” says Steve Taylor, Director of 24-7 Ltd, Outcomes Researcher, and a former Women’s Refuge on-site Supervisor. read more

9 Things Men Do When They Are Interested In You

first_imgHave you ever wondered what it’s like to read other people’s minds? Here are 9 essential signs that will always help you find out if the guy is trying to flirt with you.We cannot teach you read his mind, but we are capable of teaching you to read his body language which is quite efficient. Check out the following 9 signs telling that the man is really keen on you.1. The closer the better!The more often you notice the guy around you the better. This happening only when he is really into you. Indeed, why would someone who is indifferent to you want to see, hear you or simply be noticed by you? If you also find him attractive, let him know by flirting back, smiling or just saying a friendly “hi”.2. Eye contactThis is something that you cannot rely on 100%. Nevertheless, pay attention to it. There is no need to avoid eye contact if you like the person. During a conversation this merely means that you are listening to the person and that you are fully focused on what he is saying. If you noticed that eye contact lasts longer, then the guy is likely to be genuinely interested in you. On the other hand, a short eye contact can be as expressive as a long one. It all depends on the person’s temperament and character. Some guys might like you a lot although their eye contact will be rather short.3. Hands on hipsDo not ignore his posture. If his thumb is in the belt loop or he prefers to hold his hands on the hips, then he is certainly interested in you. This kind of posture tells a lot about the guy’s temperament and character. Such signs are typical of very self-confident people. Some ladies do not find it attractive at all, though, and interpret it rather impolite and sometimes even rude or offensive.4. A flirting touchIt’s absolutely normal if you notice that from time to time he gently touches you. It means that he needs even more of your attention. Did you enjoy his touch? If yes, then, then continue communication. You can even touch him back. Make him feel wanted and show him that you are also attracted to him.5. Raised eyebrowsLess courageous guys usually hide their eyes when they are around the girls they like. This is quite natural and even charming. But if his eyes open wide and his eyebrows raised, this can be interpreted in one way only: he is definitely into you. Watch for this sign during your conversation.6. His warm-hearted and sincere smileA smile is by all means a positive sign. Smile back at him and let him approach you. This will make your very first contact friendly and warm. Please do not be shy and come up to him first if you like him. Expressing your friendliness first is never impolite. A small talk about this and that to break the ice is also a good idea. Be yourself! Be simple, polite, and down-to-earth. This will help to release the tension between your potential boyfriend and you. Do people consider you a tough nut to crack? What we suggest is that you leave your ambitions and attitude for a while. Finally, always keep in mind that you will never get a second chance to make a first impression.7. Head TiltsSome girls might not even know about that, but head tilts tell a lot! The way he tilts his head can mean that he is all ears and wants to hear every word you say. That’s a good sign. If the guy does is not fully involved in the conversation, then he is probably not as impressed by you as you would like. Being a good listener is a rare quality, especially if we are talking about men. Enjoy being listened to by someone who likes you and appreciates you as a person who is interesting to talk and listen to.8. Avoiding Eye ContactDoes the guy you are with avoid eye contact? No worries! He is hiding his eyes just because he is shy. It does not mean that he isn’t happy to see you. On the contrary, he adores you. This is what would happen to any one of us if we met someone we idealize, worship, and appreciate. Being around someone you have got a crush on isn’t easy. All you can do is to make him feel comfy. Be friendly and polite to him. That’s all.9. Mirroring techniqueMirroring means repeating movements of the person you are with. They way they talk, walk, smile, etc. Have you noticed that he copies some certain actions you do? That’s fine. Be understanding and realize that he cannot control what is usually done unconsciously. Some of the most advanced dating sites suggest mirroring technique because they find it quite effective and helpful. It’s pleasant to have someone who is so much into you that they even copy you. It is said that copying is the ultimate form of flattery! Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img 7595 Views   no discussions Share HealthLifestyle 9 Things Men Do When They Are Interested In You by: – October 6, 2014last_img read more

Hudson-Odoi skills could halt Zaha’s Chelsea move

first_img Promoted Content6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Largest Cities In The WorldTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TVA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes Pat Nevin has claimed that Callum Hudson-Odoi’s “priceless” skills could halt Chelsea’s plans to sign Wilfried Zaha. Actually, it has always been important but it is all the more noticeable now there are fewer players who can actually do it regularly. “This is the thing we have been missing more than anything else, at home particularly. A  player who can drive past two or three defenders will be needed if we are to kill off thestuffy teams such as Bournemouth and Southampton among others. “Maybe in Callum, we already have this player at the club, even if the likes of Wilfried  Zaha have been mentioned in dispatches.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 He told the club’s official website: “Callum has many talents, but that ability to go pastdefenders and disrupt organised defences is priceless in the modern game.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

Ronaldo’s mum discharged from hospital after suffering stroke

first_imgThe Juventus attacker, who is currently on lockdown owing to the coronavirus pandemic, shared an image, in the caption saying that he was “feeling thankful” to have mother Dolores back with him after her health scare two weeks earlier.The mother-of-four, along with her son and two daughters, Elma and Katia, was pictured, with a caption which read: “Feeling very thankful to have my mum home from hospital and recovering.“Look after your family and loved ones. #stayhomesavelives.”The 65-year-old was taken ill a fortnight ago with a suspected ischemic stroke, on March 3, owing to a blood clot in her brain – but luckily the medical staff at Nelio Mendonca Hospital in Madeira were able to save her life.After being rushed to hospital she took to Instagram to say that she was now “recovering well” and there were no complications nor any lasting effects.Despite reports saying he was not allowed to visit his mother because of the coronavirus, Ronaldo, in fact, able to, and he did so wearing highly protective clothing.Ronaldo is part of the Juventus side that banded together to take a wage cut amid the current coronavirus crisis.The Portugal international is reported to be hit the hardest by this, as he will miss out on £3.5million of his annual salary.But this has helped the Turin club financially and it is thought that they will now have around £80million of funds freed up.Ronaldo is Juve’s top scorer this season, scoring 25 goals in all competitions.The club sits in first place in the Serie A table, and should they win the league, it would be their ninth consecutive league trophy.Read Also:Coronavirus: Ronaldo, Dybala agree four-month pay cut at JuventusThe side are also looking to provide Ronaldo with a two-year extension on his current deal. Loading… Promoted Content10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WaySurprising Things Women Found Attractive 50 Years Ago9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian ActressesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes15 Celebs Who Fell From Grace With Their Careers2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes? Cristiano Ronaldo has shared a picture on social media of his mother after she was released from hospital after suffering a stroke.Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

What will happen to BHS German program

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — What is the future of the German program at Batesville High School after the passing of Andy Koors?Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.That’s Andy Allen, Batesville High School Principal.Allen also thanks the community for their support.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Widespread power outages persist following ice storm

first_imgBatesville, In. — Twenty-fours after a November ice storm more than 5,000 households remain in the dark, the majority of them are Southeastern Indiana REMC customers.Officials from Duke Energy expect reinforcements from the Carolinas to arrive Friday morning to bolster their response.Crews from Southeastern Indiana REMC, Decatur County REMC and the Whitewater Valley REMC continue to work tirelessly to get customers back online.Here is a link to the Duke Energy outage map.Here is a link to the Decatur County REMC outage map.Here is a link to the Southeastern Indiana REMC outage map.Here is a link to the Whitewater Valley REMC outage map.last_img read more

Embattled Gareth Bale tickles fans with long hair in Wales

first_img Loading… Out of favour Real Madrid ace Gareth Bale tickled the fancy of some fans and annoyed others after letting his long hair down while on international duty.The former Spurs’ star shocked fans as he showed off his mane of hair during Wednesday’s training session with Wales.Bale is away on international duty and has trained with the squad this week ahead of their Nations League matches with Finland and Bulgaria.During Wednesday’s session, Bale was snapped taking his hair down from his trademark man bun revealing the full extent of his flowing locks – which is a rare occurrence in front of the cameras.Gareth Bale lets go of very long hair and fans reactThe 31 year old has become an outcast at Madrid, having only made five appearances since the turn of the year and one fan joked his overgrown barnet may be the reason Zinedine Zidane is not playing him.Hundreds of other fans took to social media to express their surprise at just how long and out of control Bale’s hair has gotten.A tweet from Paddy Power’s account said: ‘I don’t care what people say; I think Gareth Bale is an inspired choice to play Scar in the new Lion King sequel.’Others were quick to poke fun at Bale’s appearance by joking he could feature in the Disney favourite. Bale who has scored 33 goals in 83 appearances for Wales,has established himself as a reliable star performer for Wales but his time in the Spanish capital has turned sour over the last few years.He spent much of last season either out of the squad or sitting on the bench and the club are desperate to get him off their wage bill after a deal to move to the Chinese Super League in January never came to fruition.Read AlsoBale open to Premier League return, hits out at Real MadridWith €17million (£15.1m) salary over his remaining two years, Madrid would have to negotiate a possible €34m (£30.2m) pay-off which they appear not in a position to doFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The GlobeWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Everything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhat Are The Chances Of An Apocalypse Happening This Century?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

Linden’s CWSS Track Club seeking financial support to attend Barbados Relay Fair

first_imgMOSES Pantlitz, one of Linden’s (and Guyana’s) most dedicated track and field coaches, is seeking the assistance of corporate Guyana to help realise his Linden-based Christianburg/Wismar Secondary School (CWSS) Track Club’s dream of competing at this year’s Barbados Relay Fair, February 10.Pantlitz is best known for his commitment to the sport and for being the coach of Cassie George, the ‘triple gold medallist’ at the CARIFTA Games, and Compton Caesar who won Guyana’s first CARIFTA gold in the 100m last year.The well-known athletics coach, speaking to Chronicle Sport yesterday, highlighted that his hope is to have 14 athletes (eight females and six males) compete in the U-17 category and three officials.“We’re at about 70% with funding on our airfare which I’m hoping to wrap-up by Wednesday (tomorrow), but we’re still waiting on parents to show up,” said the always optimistic Pantlitz who is asking for support to make the trip possible.To the club’s end, a food fair as well as a take-away lunch is planned for this weekend. Pantlitz pointed out that his club will be making a return to the popular regional event for the first time since 2012.“I’ve been taking teams to the Relay Fair since 2005 (St John’s College), but after 2012, when I had the likes of Onassha Rogers and Cassie George, who were just 12 and 11 years old respectively, we didn’t go to Barbados,” Pantlitz noted.South American Youth Games 400m gold medallist Deshanna Skeete, Shaka Tyrell and Murphy Nash are among some of the names Pantlitz will be hoping to take to the ‘Land of the Flying Fish’ next month, but the coach emphasised that funding is important.“We have a few contribution forms where we are asking persons around Linden to support and some people outside of Linden as well. We’re talking airfare mostly, accommodation and so on as well,” Pantlitz said.It is Pantlitz’ hope to arrive in Barbados three days before the event, (February 7) and return on February 12.Moses PantlitzAccording to the athletics coach, the Barbados Relay Fair is a schools championship, and as such, it’s important to be able to measure your talent against some of the best from across the region and even teams from North America.“We need to do much more relays and I think at these international meets we attend as a country, we put aside the relays. We might not medal individually, but in the relays we could be a force, so I think we really need to put a lot of emphasis on relays. I’ve seen the results at competing at this Relay Fair before, so it’s important for us to attend,” Pantlitz stated.The athletics coach could be reached on 679-4536 for anyone desirous of contributing to their cause.The Barbados Relay Fair is a highly competitive meet for all regional athletes strategically timed to serve as an instrumental competition in the peak preparation of athletes targeting their local inter-school championships, the CARIFTA Games, World Junior Games and beyond.The event provides for all divisions from the primary school-age child competing in U-13, through secondary/high school categories – U-13 U-15, U-17, U-20 to tertiary institutions/clubs as well as the Masters.Relay distances cater to the athletes of all distances. These include the distance medley, Swedish medley 4×200, 4×800 relays in addition to the popular 4x100m and showcase 4x400m.last_img read more