Mothercare supports Action Medical Research with clothing sales

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 12 August 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Trading  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Mothercare supports Action Medical Research with clothing sales Technically Mothercare is donating the £3 including VAT per pack Action Medical Research (Trading Ltd) which covenants all its taxable profits to the registered charity Action Medical Research. Parenting retailer Mothercare is to donate £3 for each sale of its new range of clothing for premature babies to Action Medical Research.The 10-piece pack of premature baby clothing will be available in 60 stores and to order via Mothercare’s Direct home shopping operation. The funds raised will be donated to Action Medical Research’s ‘Touching Tiny Lives’ campaign.In addition to the donation, Mothercare will be publicising the Charity’s campaign in its product catalogue, on posters and in leaflets. Advertisementlast_img read more

Charities’ quality standards approved

first_img Three charities have had their quality standards endorsed by the Charity Commission.Age Concern, YMCA England and the Commmunity Foundation Network are the first charities to have their standards endorsed. These include areas such as managing conflicts of interest, acountable governance structures, managing staff and volunteers and dealing with risk. The endorsement procedure is part of the Commission’s wider strategy for partnership working, designed to improve effectiveness in the sector in partnership with charities.Chair of the Commissoin, Dame Suzi Leather said: Charities that champion best practice in their quality standards should be applauded. By endorsign these policies we hope to encourage more charites to adopt the principles in our ./guidance Hallmarks of an Effective Charity for the benefit of their beneficiaries, to improve effectiveness and to enhance their reputation. Advertisement Howard Lake | 2 February 2007 | News Charities’ quality standards approved About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Commission recently conducted a takeholder survey which showed strong support in the sector for partnership working to share knowledge and ./guidance and spread best practice. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Telent raises over £515,000 for the NSPCC

first_imgTelent raises over £515,000 for the NSPCC About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Network and communications service provider telent has now raised over £515,000 for the NSPCC over the past 10 years.The half a million pound mark was reached following fundraising events by telent staff, customers and suppliers, including busking trips round Europe and London Marathon runs, plus many local events like cake sales and raffles.Many telent employees have also chosen to give tax-efficiently from their salary by payroll giving.NSPCC Director of fundraising, Paul Amadi welcomed telent to the group of ‘Guardian’ supporters within the NSPCC Family supporter community. “It’s a phenomenal achievement”, he said, “and all the funds raised have allowed the NSPCC to continue its vital work of helping to end cruelty to children.”Telent is a privately-held company which employs approximately 2,500 people and has annual revenues of around £300 million.www.nspcc.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 January 2011 | News  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporatelast_img read more

Call for pedestrianisation of Catherine Street

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook WhatsApp City councillor Joe Leddin on Catherine Street.Photo: Brendan GleesonTHE pedestrianisation of Catherine Street from Glentworth Street to Thomas Street was up for discussion at City Hall last week.Labour Party councillor Joe Leddin submitted a motion to last Monday’s Metropolitan District meeting calling for the traffic to be banned from Catherine Street in the heart of the city centre.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He told council members that businesses in Thomas Street have seen footfall increase with the partial pedestrianisation and reduced traffic volumes.“Every city now offers shoppers and visitors a central core urban space that allows people and children to walk about freely without looking out for cars or buses as they move about.“In recent years Catherine Street has seen new businesses establish such as the Commercial Bar or relocate as in the case of Canteen. Existing service businesses including Gleesons and Flannerys have refurbished or expanded their facilities.“As local councillors we must influence and shape the future development of our city centre,” he declared.The City West representative also took the view that as a new transport plan is prepared for Limerick, the Council should not be dictated to by national agencies who base route decisions on traffic volumes rather than what’s best for encouraging greater footfall into the city.He also believes that Limerick businesses and local retailers cannot wait for the redevelopment of the former Dunnes Stores or Opera site which “maybe three to five years away”.“Business owners are telling me that the Council must invest and focus more effort towards making our city a pleasant visitor experience. Retail which is a major employer is under serious threat and the Council must fast forward plans to pedestrianise streets in order to facilitate and attract more footfall that can help to support businesses.“We now have a great opportunity to continue the revitalisation of the city centre through upgrading the public realm in terms of footpaths, lighting etc. on Catherine Street and place electronic barriers that can prevent vehicular access at certain times or days.“With funding in place to significantly upgrade O’Connell Street there is no reason why we cannot advance other plans that will contribute towards improving our city centre,” Cllr Leddin commented.Fine Gael councillor Elenora Hogan commended the Labour politician for his motion and took the view that it should be tested on a “small trial”.Independent councillor John Loftus also liked the idea but raised concerns about how it would affect traffic in the city.“I support this but we would need to seriously look at how we would work it,” Cllr Loftus said. Linkedin Twitter NewsLocal NewsPoliticsSocietyCall for pedestrianisation of Catherine StreetBy Alan Jacques – April 23, 2019 986 TAGSCatherine StreetJoe LeddinLimerick City and CountyNewspedestrianisationpolitics TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Printcenter_img Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list Previous articleWATCH: Johann van Graan on needing to improve if they are to reach European finalNext articleEngine Lease Financial Corporation celebrate milestone with newly refurbished €4 million Shannon facilities Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

Defence Of Insanity & Juvenility Ordinarily Ought To Be Raised During Trial: SC [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop StoriesDefence Of Insanity & Juvenility Ordinarily Ought To Be Raised During Trial: SC [Read Judgment] Ashok Kini19 Aug 2020 6:13 AMShare This – x”Belated claims not only prevent proper production and appreciation of evidence, but they also undermine the genuineness of the defence’s case.”Pleas of unsoundness of mind under Section 84 of Indian Penal Code or mitigating circumstances like juvenility of age, ordinarily ought to be raised during trial itself, the Supreme Court has observed.The bench comprising Justices NV Ramana, S. Abdul Nazeer and Surya Kant observed that, in order to successfully claim defence of mental unsoundness under Section 84 of IPC, the accused must show…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginPleas of unsoundness of mind under Section 84 of Indian Penal Code or mitigating circumstances like juvenility of age, ordinarily ought to be raised during trial itself, the Supreme Court has observed.The bench comprising Justices NV Ramana, S. Abdul Nazeer and Surya Kant observed that, in order to successfully claim defence of mental unsoundness under Section 84 of IPC, the accused must show by preponderance of probabilities that he/she suffered from a serious-enough mental disease or infirmity which would affect the individual’s ability to distinguish right from wrong.The court observed thus while dismissing the appeal filed by a person who was convicted  under Section 394 of the Indian Penal Cod (Robbery) and Section 25 of the Arms Act, 1959.In this case, the statement recorded under Section 313 CrPC shows that the accused was above 18 years around the time of the incident. In appeal before the High Court, the accused raised new arguments of juvenility and insanity. He claimed that he was merely 15 years at the time of occurrence and was undergoing treatment for a mental disorder at a government hospital. This was supported through a copy of an OPD card and the testimony of the appellant’s mother who stated that he sometimes had to be kept chained at home to prevent harm to himself and others. The High Court, while dismissing the appeal, took notice of the Section 313 Cr.P.C. statement and concluded that he was major.While upholding the concurrent conviction, the Apex Court bench observed that the instant case is not a fit case for re-appraisal of evidence. The court observed:”Pleas of unsoundness of mind under Section 84 of IPC or mitigating circumstances like juvenility of age, ordinarily ought to be raised during trial itself. Belated claims not only prevent proper production and appreciation of evidence, but they also undermine the genuineness of the defence’s case. . As noted by the High Court, no evidence in the form of a birth certificate, school record or medical test was brought forth; nor any expert examination has been sought by the appellant. Instead, the statement recorded under Section 313 CrPC shows that the appellant was above 18 years around the time of the incident, which is a far departure from the claimed age of 15 years.”The court also observed that the production of photocopy of an OPD card and statement of mother on affidavit have little  evidentiary value. The bench observed:”Mere production of photocopy of an OPD card and statement of mother on affidavit have little, if any, evidentiary value. In order to successfully claim defence of mental unsoundness under Section 84 of IPC, the accused must show by preponderance of probabilities that he/she suffered from a serious-enough mental disease or infirmity which would affect the individual’s ability to distinguish right from wrong. Further, it must be established that the accused was afflicted by such disability particularly at the time of the crime and that but for such impairment, the crime would not have been committed.”Dismissing his appeal, the bench directed the state to take the accused to custody.Case detailsCase name: Mohd. Anwar vs. The State (N.C.T. of Delhi) Case no.: CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 1551 of 2010 Coram: Justices NV Ramana, S. Abdul Nazeer and Surya Kant Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Mc Hugh seeks special core status for Junior Cert History

first_imgThe Education Minister is pushing ahead with plans to give History ‘special status’ in the new Junior Cycle.It will mean that students will have to study the subject up until third year.At the moment Irish, English and Maths are the only mandatory subjects.Education Minister Joe McHugh is going against the advice of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment which thinks history should remain optional.Minister McHugh has chosen not to await a planned N-C-C-A review in two years time.*****************Statement in full -Minister requests History to be given special core status Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Tuesday October 1) announced that he has requested History to be given a special core status in the Framework for Junior Cycle. Minister McHugh took the decision after giving full consideration to a review of the optional status of History under the new Framework for Junior Cycle which was carried out by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). Last November the NCCA was asked to carry out the review and filed a report to the Minister in July. The Minister will request the support of the NCCA in devising a new structure for the Junior Cycle Framework which includes History as a special core status. Minister McHugh has already requested the development of a Young Historians’ Competition and is seeking support from education partners to establish it along with a range of other initiatives to promote History at primary and post-primary level. Minister McHugh said: “I am hugely grateful to the NCCA Council and all its members for the work they have done to review the place of History in the Junior Cycle. The report was comprehensive and put forward a strong case. “I have given it full consideration over the last two months, as well as taking on board the views of many people I meet on a daily basis who dedicate their lives and careers to education and to nurturing the minds of young people. “My view is that our education system is responsive and progressive enough to allow for the Junior Cycle Framework to be structured in such a way for history to have a special core status.  “I am seeking the support of the NCCA to examine how best that can be achieved and their expertise to design a special core status for History within the new Junior Cycle to meet the request.” A new specification for the subject was introduced to schools in September 2018, as part of the rollout of the Junior Cycle Framework. Prior to the introduction of the new Framework, History was a mandatory subject in approximately half of post-primary schools, although around nine out of ten students across post-primary took the History examination at Junior Cycle. Of the 21 subjects being offered under the Framework, three of these, Mathematics, English and Irish, are mandatory, with the other 18 being optional. Minister McHugh added: “The optional nature of history in the Junior Cycle Framework was due to be reviewed two years from now but I am not prepared to risk a fall in the number of students studying history in that time. “The Junior Cycle Framework focuses on core learning as opposed to core subjects. It is my view, after long consideration, that History is central to that.”The NCCA Report can be accessed HERE DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleDetails emerge of “Customs Clearance Sites” proposed by UKNext article615 people were awaiting in-patient beds at LUH in September News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp By News Highland – October 1, 2019 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Facebook Pinterest Twitter Mc Hugh seeks special core status for Junior Cert History Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Infected Horses Allowed to Leave Valencia Before FEI Told About EHV-1

first_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP Horses likely to be infected with EHV-1 were allowed to leave the showgrounds at Valencia a week before the FEI was formally notified that an aggressive form was circulating at the popular Spanish show center. To date, nine jumping horses have died.In the past two weeks, allegations that organizers continued with competitions and allowed horses to come and go even when cases were suspected in early February have been widely published in European media, notably in Germany – which suffered the first two fatalities – the Netherlands, Sweden and France.The FEI has now taken the unprecedented step of publishing a detailed timeline.  The document starts with a statement that the FEI was not formally notified till the afternoon of February 20, when it was told some horses left on February 14. The FEI concluded that virus transmission began as early as February 1.The timeline refers to other aspects of poor and tardy management by both the Spanish health authorities and equestrian bodies, who have been slammed on social media by riders traumatised by the experience. Criticisms include a chronic absence of isolation boxes, with stalls imported for the emergency substandard and too small [Editor’s note: FEI regulations require just a minimum two isolation boxes plus one for every 100 additional horses.] There is also anger that the Spanish head national vet did not arrive until February 27.As recently as March 2, the official riders’ representative Carl-Walter Fox (Sweden) described conditions as a “living hell” and said there was a desperate shortage of personnel experienced in managing a “catastrophe.”The timeline comes as 1,500 horses are making their way back to northern Europe, a road trip of 4,000 km-plus for many, stopping off at a large number of hastily-arranged quarantine barns. Some riders were so anxious to get out of Valencia and the now-cancelled Sunshine Tour venue further south in Vejer de la Frontera that they left without their horses’ passports and health papers. There are reports of trucks being turned back at the French border.Key points from the timeline include:February 20 – The FEI Veterinary Department is first informed by onsite FEI Veterinary Delegate in the afternoon that 11 horses had fever; later the same day, there were 20.​​At the same time, FEI is told four suspected cases left the venue on 14 February and became sick after returning to France; this prompted the FEI to cancel Valencia, order other organizers not to accept Valencia horses, and trace and block on the FEI database the 752 in-contact horses, which latter was achieved within 48 hours:February 22 – regional branch of Spanish Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA) formally takes over the venue.February 23 – all organizers across Europe received lists of horses and riders which had been in Valencia; national federations of those already home told to advise their national health authorities;February 24 – first time the Spanish health authority publishes official notification;February 25 – it falls to athletes to tell the FEI that conditions had deteriorated, with the FEI asking the Spanish equestrian federation and the European Commission to intervene, especially as regards additional veterinary personnel.February 26 – first recorded death. Of 150 horses still on the venue, 72 showed clinical signs of EHV-1, and of 47 tested, 17 positive;.February 27 – Second fatality; arrival of Spanish national head veterinarian.February 28 – Support mats coordinated by FEI and France, with slings and extra stabling coordinated by FEI;March 1 – FEI cancels all events in mainland Europe. Tour-type shows in the Iberian peninsula and Italy allowed to continue in a “bubble” to stagger departure of horses, but Vejer de la Frontera eventually called off on March 5 after two cases. One horse in Doha which had been in Valencia tests positive;March 3 – Two more horses which had been in Valencia die, in Barcelona (northern Spain) and Germany; 83 horses in Valencia still being treated no longer require support by slings; there are “improved communications” and agreement over protocols only reached this same day. Reported case in Ocala not linked to Valencia;March 3 – temporary stables arrive but are substandard, so replacements sought; they arrive March 6.March 4 – Two more offsite deaths; Sweden reports returning horses have tested positive and show clinical signs. Tags: FEI, Valencia, EHV-1, Vejer de la Frontera, More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enewslast_img read more

Brewhaha opens outlet

first_imgGlasgow tea supplier Brewhaha is to open its first tea-house in the centre of Glasgow in early November.The firm, which supplies upmarket shops such as Harvey Nichols with its range of packaged teas, will open up shop between Costa Coffee and Coffee Republic in Buchanan Street in the city centre.The 40-seat venue will focus on Brewhaha’s range of green and black teas, as well as serving Illy coffee, British food – such as ploughman’s sandwiches – and cakes. Director Douglas McLeod said: “We want to do something different to what you would normally find on the high street.” He hopes to persuade a celebrity – to be confirmed – to open the shop. Actor Jude Law is a big fan of Brewhaha’s Rose Tea, he added.Brewhaha is also importing its tea range to mainland Europe, including Denmark, Sweden and France.last_img read more

When the Going Gets Tough, the PowerEdge XR2 Gets Going

first_imgWant to learn more? Visit DellEMC.COM/XR2 for all the latest information. To learn more about Dell EMC OEM Solutions, visit: www.dellemc.com/oemKeep in touch. Follow @DellOEM on Twitter, and join our LinkedIn OEM Showcase page here. Presenting the Small but Mighty PowerEdge XR2Picture a tiny, tough, mobile data center that packs a punch, fits into the tightest of spots, takes pretty much everything that might be thrown at it right on the chin, and still comes out fighting. You’ve got it – it’s the latest addition to the PowerEdge family – the brand new XR2.Ideal for Tough Conditions and Tight SpacesPart of our latest family of 14th generation servers, the XR2 offers the latest and greatest industry-first security features and enhanced systems management, but with the added benefit of being small, lightweight and rugged. This server is ideal for situations where you cannot use a standard-sized server, due to space limitations or tough conditions, but you still need a lot of compute power, close to the action, maybe for fog computing, virtualization, analytics or mass storage.Light, Tough and ResistantThe XR2 measures just 52.5 cm (20.67 inches) rack depth and is lightweight at a maximum weight of 13kg (28lbs). It is resistant to shock and vibration plus capable of operating in temperatures of up to 45 degrees C° (113F°). In fact, it can tolerate 55 degrees C° for up to eight hours and is certified suitable for telecom and military use in situations, where failure is frankly not an option. The XR2 features an optional filtered bezel for improved dust protection. Compliant with DNV, IEC 60945, and MIL-STD-810G, this little beauty has optional, rugged sliding rails for installation in standard four-post racks or in transit cases.Additional SecurityIn addition to all the usual PowerEdge security features that you have come to know and love, a common access card reader on the XR2 provides additional authentication. If, for whatever reason, you need to get out of dodge in a hurry, instead of taking a hammer to the server or being forced to pull out and carry the hard drives, all you need to do is simply remove the common access card reader and the server is rendered useless with all the data automatically encrypted.When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get GoingIn what situations would you need to use the XR2? Perhaps, you are an emergency responder, saving lives in the back of an ambulance? Maybe you work on a dusty factory floor or busy construction site? You could be sitting in the back of a Humvee in the desert on covert, military operations and need satellite communications to send critical information back to HQ. It is hot, dusty and sandy. If a mortar blows up a half a mile away, the server needs to remain operational. If so, the XR2 is right down your alley.Alternatively, you could be running video surveillance operations on a large ship, down in the greasy engine room, dealing with vibrations caused by waves and high winds. Or you are perhaps doing mapping and spatial analytics on an oil rig in the Arctic in sub-zero temperatures. In all these situations, without a server, you have no way of filtering the data, making calculations on the fly, or conducting analytics at the edge. Everything must go back to the data center, resulting in delays and negative impact to cost, bandwidth, latency and storage. The good news is that in all these scenarios, the PowerEdge XR2 will shine.Consistency From the Data Center to the FieldThe XR2 reflects our 20 years plus experience in developing award-winning server technology. Other vendors tend to farm the technology out but we own the process end-to-end and are responsible for development, maintenance, sales and support. With this server, you get all the key tenets of the PowerEdge family – high performance, versatility, high storage availability, enterprise-grade, industry-leading components, flexible configuration options, global support, and the enhanced systems management of standard and OEM-ready servers.IT Infrastructure Solutions for Every EnvironmentI’m guessing that when you hear the word “server”, you probably pictured racks in a secure, temperature-controlled data center environment with redundant connections to the Internet, power direct from one or more local utilities, diesel generators, vast banks of batteries and huge cooling systems. But, you can now add an image of the small, tough, lightweight PowerEdge XR2 on the move!I believe that Dell EMC provides modern IT infrastructure solutions for every possible environment with the PowerEdge XR2 delivering Tier 1 quality and support to customers, who need rugged, small and powerful servers.I would love to hear your reactions and answer your questions.last_img read more

FirstEnergy Idles Its Biggest Coal-Fired Plant; No Restart Date Set

first_imgFirstEnergy Idles Its Biggest Coal-Fired Plant; No Restart Date Set FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Anya Litvak for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette:For almost three weeks, FirstEnergy Corp.’s largest coal plant, Bruce Mansfield in Shippingport, has been sitting idle with no restart date planned.The 340 workers employed there still come to work every morning — there’s plenty of maintenance work to be done, said Herman Marshman Jr., a 32-year veteran of the plant and president of the local union representing electrical workers at Bruce Mansfield. But the boilers sit quiet, waiting for power prices to catch up with the cost of running the plant.Akron-based FirstEnergy made the decision to take the nearly 2,500 megawatt plant offline late last month because of sustained low prices, said Stephanie Walton, a spokeswoman for the company.She said it’s not unusual for generators to respond to market conditions by idling plants for some period of time. But Mr. Marshman, with three decades of experience at the power station, said the last time all three Bruce Mansfield units were shut off was in 1999.“And we’ve never been off for this extended period of time,” he said.Ms. Walton said FirstEnergy doesn’t discuss such events for competitive reasons. She declined to say if the company has idled any other power plants for economic reasons.The Energy Information Administration recently released data showing that natural gas dominated coal in electric power generation for seven months last year. That’s a record, as coal has historically been the dominant fuel for the industry.Electricity prices “fell significantly in 2008 and continued to trail down for years, but then hit new lows in 2016,” Ms. Walton said.Bruce Mansfield is still offering its services to the grid every day, as it is required to do in exchange for receiving capacity payments from PJM Interconnection, a Valley Forge-based grid operator that coordinates the flow of electricity for 13 states. It tells PJM at what price it would be economic to run the plant and PJM determines if that prices is low enough to dispatch the power plant the next day.Bruce Mansfield coal power plant idled because of low power priceslast_img read more