Pennon claims government’s energy policy is biased towards wind power

first_imgThursday 25 November 2010 7:28 pm Show Comments ▼ Pennon claims government’s energy policy is biased towards wind power Share whatsapp Tags: NULL center_img BRITISH water and waste company Pennon launched a fresh assault on the government’s renewable energy policy yesterday, calling it “wedded” to wind and neglectful of projects to generate power from waste.The company, which combines South West Water and waste management company Viridor, unveiled a target to increase the capacity of its waste-to-energy plants to 300 megawatts (MW) by 2015, from current levels of around 130MW.That level of capacity would be roughly equivalent to Europe’s biggest windfarm, the 322MW Whitelee site in Scotland.Yet Colin Drummond, chief executive of Viridor, said it was being held up by the UK’s onerous planning process for waste-fuel plants.“The government seems completely wedded to wind. Obviously they have got a localism agenda, but it seems to me quite wrong that in economically difficult circumstances I have got approaching £1bn of energy facilities that are held up in planning and that would be readily financeable immediately,” he said. Pennon issued the attack alongside its half-year results. Adjusted pre-tax profit rose 0.7 per cent to £96.2m for the six months to 30 September, beating a forecast of £91m. In a note to clients, Credit Suisse said cost savings at the group were impressive but unlikely to continue at a similar rate. whatsapp KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”Wanderoamlast_img read more

Mississippi sports betting revenue falls in February

first_img Sports wagering revenue in Mississippi amounted to $2.1m, representing both a year-on-year and month-on-month decline for the state’s market. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Mississippi sports betting revenue falls in February Topics: Finance Sports betting Regions: US Mississippi Email Addresscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Finance Sports wagering revenue in Mississippi amounted to $2.1m (£1.8m/€1.9m), representing both a year-on-year and month-on-month decline for the state’s market.Revenue was down by 25.0% from $2.8m in February of 2019, while the monthly total was also 54.4% lower than the $4.6m recorded in January this year.Figures from the Mississippi Gaming Commission revealed a 37.5% year-on-year increase in the state’s handle to $34.5m, but this was down 23.7% from $45.2m in January 2020.Costal casinos remained the main source of sports betting income in Mississippi, with revenue in February amounting to $955,302, down 31.5% from last year, despite consumer spending rising 54.1% to $22.5m.Read the full story on iGB North America. 18th March 2020 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

Williams to succeed Kalm as new Michigan Gaming Control Board executive director

first_imgWilliams has worked for the MGCB since 2001, most recently serving as deputy director of its casino operations division, providing oversight of the Enforcement Section, Employee Licensing, Gaming Lab and the Disassociated Persons program. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Michigan People moves Read the full story on iGB North America. 26th April 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Williams will serve as executive director for a six-year term, succeeding Richard Kalm who held the role since 2007. Topics: People moves AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Prior to his time with the MGCB, Williams was a social worker and held a number of positions within state government as a juvenile justice worker, family independence specialist, protective services worker and probation officer. Williams to succeed Kalm as new Michigan Gaming Control Board executive director He previously spent time as a regulation and enforcement officer, regulation manager of the employee licensing section, and acting deputy director, before becoming deputy director of the casino operations division. Henry Williams has been appointed as the new executive director of the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB), having received approval from state Governor Gretchen Whitmer after Richard Kalm stepped down. Tags: Michigan Gaming Control Board Henry Williams Email Addresslast_img read more

Why I think the Darktrace share price is undervalued

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Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 8th May, 2021 | More on: DARK Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves The Darktrace (LSE: DARK) share price soared higher after the company’s IPO last week. Soon after trading began, the stock was up more than 40% from its issue price. And I believe that even after this gain, the stock looks cheap compared to its potential. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Darktrace share price outlook To explain why I’m so excited about the company’s potential, I should start with its history. Darktrace was founded in 2013 by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, artificial intelligence experts and cybersecurity specialists from GCHQ.The business has since risen to become one of the UK’s premier cybersecurity companies. It uses artificial intelligence developed by its team of Cambridge mathematicians to hunt for vulnerabilities in IT systems. The global cybersecurity market is booming. It is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 12.5% per annum over the next seven years. As a result, the market could be worth as much as $418bn by 2028, up from $163bn in 2020, according to these projections. Of course, these are just projections of this stage, but I think they show the scale of the opportunity available to companies like Darktrace. The firm’s CEO, Poppy Gustafsson, believes companies are engaged in an arms race with cyber attackers.At the moment, Darktrace has the edge thanks to its AI tech. Yet Gustafsson doesn’t believe that will last long. This is both a risk and an opportunity for the group. If customers start to override its technology, customers could go elsewhere.However, there will be an opportunity for the group and its collection of mathematicians and spies to develop the next generation of cybersecurity technology.Growth trajectory As the world becomes more and more connected via technology, I think it’s only likely demand for cybersecurity services will grow. That’s why I’m so optimistic about the outlook for the Darktrace share price. In my opinion, the market is only really in its infancy. So there could be decades of growth ahead for the sector and its leading companies. Still, despite the opportunity, Darktrace will face risks and challenges as we advance. As noted above, it will have to overcome issues such as staying ahead of attackers and the competition. It is also far from profitable. Last year the group lost $54m on revenues of $199m. If the company continues to lose money, it could have to raise new funds in the future. Nevertheless, even after taking these risks and challenges into account, I’d still buy the stock for my portfolio. Over the next few years, I reckon the group can capitalise on the booming cybersecurity market, which should drive revenue and profit growth. As profits grow, the Darktrace share price should begin to reflect that expansion. What’s more, at the time of writing, the stock is selling at a price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 13, which looks cheap to me compared to US peer Crowdstrike. The latter is trading at a P/S ratio of more than 50.  Why I think the Darktrace share price is undervaluedlast_img read more

Who is Hugo Keenan: Ten things you should know about the Ireland back

first_imgCan’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Facts and figures about the Leinster and Ireland full-back Who is Hugo Keenan: Ten things you should know about the Ireland backHugo Keenan had an unconventional rise to professional rugby, before making his debut for Leinster’s first team at the age of 20. Now though, there is a sense of anticipation over the full-back’s future after impressive performances for Ireland.Below, we delve a little deeper into some facts about Keenan and his rise to the Ireland startung line-up.Ten things you should know about Hugo Keenan1. Born in Dublin in 1996, Keenan stands at 6 ft 1in (185cm) tall and weighs 14 st 5 lbs (92kg).2. Between 2017 and 2019, the full-back played 12 times for Ireland’s national rugby sevens team at fly-half, before making the permanent switch to 15s.3. Playing as a winger for Ireland’s u20, Keenan started every match in the 2016 World Rugby u20 Championship. Historically, Ireland beat New Zealand 33-24 in the quarter-finals. Falling at the last hurdle in the final, England beat them to the title.4. Unbelievably, Keenan was unable to make Blackrock College’s U14 A team, or B team… or C team. A team sheet from his time at the college showed Keenan on the bench of the C team, called up as captain of the D team.When was Keenan’s debut for Ireland?5. Keenan’s debut for Ireland’s national rugby union team came in the rearranged 2020 Six Nations fixture with Italy, in October 2020. Starting on the wing, Hugo scored two tries in a 50-17 win. Keenan has established himself as Ireland’s first choice full-back in the last year (Getty Images) 6. Natasha Bedingfield’s ‘Unwritten’ was Keenan’s song of choice for his first Ireland cap. He claimed that it “went down well, in fairness.”7. Impressively, the full-back’s Bronco PB is four minutes and 11 seconds. Even more impressively, however, is that he beat All Blacks star Beauden Barrett’s pace of four minutes 12 seconds. Barrett, famed for his blistering pace, was unable to beat Keenan’s time over the gruelling fitness test, which includes a 20 metres sprint and back, 40 metres and back, 60 metres and back; five times through.8. His debut for club side Leinster came in November 2016 against Zebre, while his first try came in 2018 against the Dragons.9. Chelsea supporting Keenan is an avid football fan, giving the sport up before turning to rugby because he wasn’t good enough.10. Keenan is the nephew of Keith Dignam, FAI Cup winner with University College Dublin Football Club in 1984 who played in the Cup Winners’ Cup against Everton the next season.last_img read more

Moorehead campaigns in Michigan

first_imgMonica Moorehead, Workers World Party’s candidate for president, spoke to a packed hall at the Detroit WWP headquarters on Sept. 10.Joe Mchahwar began the discussion by explaining how the war in Syria is the epicenter of today’s global class conflict. He reminded us that as imperialist world powers, led by the U.S., seek to overthrow the Assad government and dominate Syria, we must uphold the Syrian people’s right to self-determination without intervention from foreign governments holding only capitalist interests.Abayomi Azikiwe honored the 45-year anniversary of the Attica prison uprising, recapping the past 60 years of African-American successes and struggles against the racist and sexist global capitalist system. He explained the significance of the 1971 murder in San Quentin Prison of Black Panther Field Marshal George Jackson and presented examples of Jackson’s insightful writings.Moorehead concluded the discussion, explaining that whether Trump or Clinton wins in the November election, it will not be a win for the working class. A Trump or Clinton victory won’t make much of a difference because the ruling capitalist class and police state will continue functioning as they always have been. As long as the racist and sexist capitalist system is still at play, people of color, women and the LGBTQ community will remain oppressed and marginalized. She reminded us that the only way to dismantle the oppressive system is by awakening others to their own class consciousness and the power of solidarity with all oppressed peoples.The day before, Moorehead and a group of Michigan supporters went to Lansing, the state capital, and submitted paperwork for Moorehead and her running mate, Lamont Lilly, to be official write-in candidates in Michigan. The application included a list of electors representing every congressional district in the state.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Secretary Perdue in Indy Monday

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Secretary Perdue in Indy Monday Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be in Indianapolis Monday. He will first speak at the National Grain and Feed Association Country Elevator Conference before visiting WorkOne Indy.The job training site stop comes on the heels of Secretary Perdue announcing earlier this week that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will help move more able-bodied recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) towards self-sufficiency and into employment. The rule restores the system to what Congress intended: assistance through difficult times, not a way of life.Perdue will round out his day in Indy participating in a conservation roundtable discussion with Indiana State Dept. of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler.Coverage from Secretary Perdue’s visit can be found later this week on your local HAT station and here at SHARE Secretary Perdue in Indy Monday By Eric Pfeiffer – Dec 8, 2019 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleImpeachment Trumps all the Clamoring for USMCANext articleA Decade of Low Prices and Profitability? Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

TCU observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month

first_imgSam Bruton Sam Bruton Facebook ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Sam Bruton Sam is a sophomore Journalism major and Graphic Design minor from Celina, Texas. She has a passion for photography and her cat, Albus. Find her on Twitter and Instagram as @sbbrut! + posts Sam Bruton printIn honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, TCU is participating in the Pinwheel Project, a national campaign to raise awareness and education about child abuse prevention.TCU partnered with Alliance For Children, a non-profit child advocacy center for protecting children from abuse, to bring the project to life.“Because one aspect of Alliance For Children’s focus is education, partnering with TCU’s College of Education, Department of Social Work and Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development is a win-win for all involved,” said Michelle Bauml, an associate professor in the College of Education and co-chair of the TCU Pinwheel Project committee.Student volunteers place blue pinwheels, the accepted national symbol of child abuse prevention, at the Founder’s Statue each year. Earlier this month, 5,162 pinwheels were placed there to represent each confirmed case of child abuse in Tarrant County for 2016.These cases are confirmed by the Child Protective Services, said Shellie McMillon, director of community engagement for Alliance For Children. She also said in some situations, Child Protective Services does not believe abuse has occurred or is unable to confirm abuse through their investigations.“The number of reported cases is much higher than this,” said McMillon. “Many cases go unreported altogether.”Hunter Fischer, a junior social work major, was the student representative on the TCU Pinwheel Project committee. She said it’s important for TCU to host the Pinwheel Project because students may not be very aware of child abuse.McMillon said TCU has been a strong partner of Alliance For Children for many years.“The earlier in life people can learn information regarding child abuse prevention, the better,” she said. Sam Bruton Virtual Tour: Fort Worth murals and where to find them History professor explores the people behind the fight for civil rights in Texas ReddIt Meet Diane Snow, new dean of the John V. Roach Honors College CACTCreate bar charts Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook Twitter Linkedin Previous articleReality Frog (Ep. 6 – Bachelor Drama, James Taylor and more)Next articleSGA elections: A guide to candidate platforms Sam Bruton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Five Graphic Design seniors to unveil three plus years worth of workslast_img read more

OPD seeks assistance locating lost vial of harmful chemical

first_img Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Fatal Plus photo The Odessa Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a vial containing a harmful chemical that was lost in Odessa on Thursday.An Odessa release states that an animal control officer was performing some of his required duties at the Odessa Animal Shelter when a vial of a chemical called Fatal-Plus was displaced. The release states it’s possible the officer left the vial on a vehicle and mistakenly drove away without properly securing the vial.Odessa police could not find the vial after an extensive search, and is asking for the community’s help in locating the item so that it can be disposed of properly. If the vial is located, Odessa police said community members should not handle the vial and notify the Odessa Police Department immediately by calling 432-333-3641. Previous articleMidland County fugitive charged with assaulting OPD officerNext articleAVID celebrations set this coming week admin Facebook WhatsApp By admin – April 20, 2018 Local NewsCrime Facebook OPD seeks assistance locating lost vial of harmful chemical Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more

California’s Last Legislative Session Left Housing Advocates Disappointed

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News 2021-02-24 Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Home / Daily Dose / California’s Last Legislative Session Left Housing Advocates Disappointed Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago In The Golden State, the February 19 deadline for introducing new bills for this year’s legislative session is history, so housing advocates have a clearer picture of which issues will take center stage in 2021.Berkley’s Terner Center for Housing Innovation Policy Director David Garcia says that, “in the shadow of a raging pandemic and prolonged housing crisis, the 2020 session ended mostly in disappointment as nearly every significant housing-related bill failed to reach the governor’s desk.””While legislators did pass a critical last-minute bill to stave off a wave of evictions,” he said, “other efforts to expand where and what housing can be built largely fell short.”This letdown, according to Garcia, is a product of a session shortened by pandemic-related “idiosyncracies” as well the continued difficulty of passing major housing proposals without broad consensus from the diverse set of stakeholders engaged in the policy process.That said, the lawmakers statewide agreed that housing will remain a core issue for the California legislature, as many of last session’s ideas have already been reintroduced in the first year of the 2021-22 legislative session, along with a slew of new proposals, Garcia reports.More than a year ago, Garcia told Bloomberg news that policy must support the creation of more homes. “Broadly speaking, there is no solution to the California housing crisis without the construction of millions of new houses,” he said.”Bad government”—from outdated zoning laws to old tax provisions benefitting long-time homeowners at the expense of everyone else “has created a severe shortage of houses,” noted Bloomberg’s Noah Buhayar and Christopher Cannon.  The authors hold that while California’s problems were echoing nationwide, the situation in the Golden State was just more “extreme.”Garcia has taken a look at proposals and summarized how this year could be different.Lawmakers spent the beginning of this year’s session passing much-needed relief to those suffering as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, he says, including eviction moratorium extensions and rental relief aid (landlords who receive such aid in California, in return, must agree to forgive the balance of arrears).Federal actions have helped Califonia, Garcia says, but much more is required.”While federal efforts to stabilize the housing market through new rounds of emergency rental assistance relief will ultimately help, California’s share so far represents only a fraction of what is required to adequately address this challenge,” he said. “Encouragingly, President Biden has called for an additional $25 billion in rental assistance in early 2021, though this new aid, if it passes, would likely be months from distribution.”Califonia’s “Building Opportunities for All” housing package comprises a number of bills that were unable to advance in 2020, including legislation that would allow for ministerial lot splits on single family parcels (SB 9), require cities to allow residential development on commercially zoned property (SB 6), create a streamlining tool for cities to rezone certain areas to allow up to ten units per parcel (SB 10), and expand an existing tool to expedite the CEQA process for larger projects (SB 7).Garcia points out that, coupled with proposed legislation, Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2021-22 budget new spending and policy priorities would affect California’s housing situation. The budget includes $500 million to support the creation of affordable housing through the state’s Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program.The Governor also proposed the creation of a new enforcement unit at the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), which would be responsible for monitoring local governments’ compliance with state housing laws.Garcia, in his summary that can be read in full on, additionally discusses proposed policy aimed at curbing development fees, creating new ADU financing tools, requiring cities to establish rental registries, and more. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Roughly 2.1 Million Homeowners Remain 90+ Days Overdue Next: Fed Chair: Developments Point to Improved Economic Outlook Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly,, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. 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