It’s official: Somerset coal plant in New York to close within 90 days

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Buffalo News:The giant coal-burning power plant on the shore of Lake Ontario in Somerset, once Niagara County’s largest taxpayer, will be mothballed within 90 days.Plans are already afoot for the 1,800-acre site’s future, including a $550 million data center and a lakefront town park. State funding already has been approved for the park, and a New York Power Authority power allocation has been approved for the data center.Somerset Operating Co., the owner of the 685-megawatt plant, announced Monday that it had filed a deactivation notice Friday with the Public Service Commission and the New York Independent System Operator, the entity that manages the state’s power grid.If those agencies decide the plant is still needed to keep the grid reliable, it could be saved, at least for a while. But Somerset Supervisor Daniel M. Engert said Monday that he doesn’t expect that to happen.The plant has been idle far more than it has been active in recent years. The company’s announcement said the shutdown decision was made “based on stricter new state air emission regulations designed to eliminate coal in New York and deteriorating market conditions.”Somerset Operating had foreshadowed the shutdown this summer, when it announced plans for the Empire State Data Hub, which would be a newly constructed facility near the western end of the power plant property.More: Somerset’s giant coal-burning power plant will be deactivated within 90 days It’s official: Somerset coal plant in New York to close within 90 dayslast_img read more

How great leaders accelerate innovation through meaning

first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Why the need to accelerate innovation?“No company in the future will be in a position to succeed if it squanders the imagination of its employees.”Professor Gary Hamel, co-founder of the Management Innovation eXchange (MIX), and the M-Prize: Innovating Innovation Challenge.Hamel says innovation is one of the most important and difficult challenges facing business around the world.At the same time, innovation is a vital capability for companies because it is the:> only insurance against irrelevance> only antidote to margin-crunching competition> only way you can out-perform a dismal economy> only way to build enduring customer loyalty.Yet, he says, “I don’t think there’s one company in a hundred that makes innovation the work of every single employee, every day.”He identifies three reasons why organizations aren’t truly innovative, from top to bottom: continue reading »last_img read more

Binghamton announces $100,000 partnership to support local meal programs

first_imgThe partnership aims to support community meal programs and efforts to reduce food insecuirty. A number of Binghamton’s black churches and community soup kitchens serve hundred of low-income families. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton Mayor Rich David announced a $100,000 partnership with CHOW and several area churches Thursday. “Get involved,” he says. “All of [the] churches behind us could use volunteers. If you can’t serve food or cook the food yourself, give a donation.” Mayor David has also committed to funding community meal programs in 2021 also. Binghamton will allocate $55,000 in federal community development block grant funds to support capital upgrades to community kitchen facilities at seven local black churches. Change Coalition Founder Jamar Johnson says change is here.last_img read more

Costello family to farewell classic Queenslander

first_imgMuriel and Bernard Costello loved their Queenslander at 101 Kingsley Tce, Manly.Ms O’Regan said she would be sad to say goodbye to the family home but with her parents now both gone, the time had come to let it go.“It will be an end of quiet significant chapter for the family,” she said. “But my father would want to be passed on to another family, to someone who could restore the house.” The 810sq m property will go to auction at 2pm on Saturday, October 21. Bernard and Muriel Costello on their wedding day in Ely, England, 1945.“Dad wasn’t too keen to go to the dance but he did and that’s where he saw my mother. He thought she was beautiful, so he asked her to dance,” she said. The couple married during the war and the new Mrs Costello followed her husband to Australia. In 1961 Mr Costello was a working as Commonwealth Bank manager when he was sent from Rockhampton to Brisbane’s bayside to open a new branch in Cleveland. Mr and Mrs Costello loved sitting in the sunroom.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The Costellos bought a 30-year-old Queenslander at 101 Kingsley Tce to be close to good schools and the bay.“Back then a number of the houses didn’t have fences so all the neighbourhood children would gather in this big area and play cricket and football,” Ms O’Regan said. “We’d have Christmas and family celebrations under the house and barbecues in the backyard. The dining room was the setting for many Costello family dinners.“Mum and Dad loved the views and loved that the home was an old Queenslander. “Their favourite room was the front sun room — they loved sitting out there listening to music, reading and having great conversations about anything and everything. “It’s a house full of love, laughter, good conversations and good food.” The home at 101 Kingsley Tce, Manly.THE family home of two World War II veterans will be on offer for the first time in 56 years when it goes under the hammer in Manly this weekend.The two-bedroom Queenslander at 101 Kingsley Tce, with original VJ walls and breezeways, was the much loved home of Bernard Costello, a RAAF navigator who flew 30 missions over occupied Europe in a Lancaster bomber, and his Welsh wife, Muriel, who cared for the wounded as a RAF nurse.The couple’s youngest daughter, Jenny O’Regan said her parents met at a dance while stationed in Ely, England, during the war. last_img read more

Coffee king Phillip Di Bella has forked out $6.5 million for a New Farm home

first_imgPhilip and Gianna Di Bella now have a new New Farm at home. Picture: Annette Dew.COFFEE king Phillip Di Bella and his wife Gianna, have beaten two other interested buyers to secure a New Farm home for $6.5 million.The couple, who have listed their 30 Turner St, New Farm home for sale, bought the 1016sq m residence in Sydney St, New Farm which was architecturally designed by Monster Ideas Architects and built by CGH Construction.Matt Lancashire of Ray White New Farm negotiated the sale which was finalised on Friday.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours ago“There were three seriously interested parties in the Sydney St home which sits on the corner of Oxlade Drive,” Mr Lancashire said. The new home at Sydney St, New Farm.He said the Di Bella’s were very happy with the new home for their family and that interest was also good for the home they were selling. It was targeted at $5 million plus buyers.“The Brisbane prestige property market seems to be off to a flying start and we expect to see many more high-end sales take place over the coming months,” Mr Lancashire said.Mr Di Bella said it would be sad to leave the Turner Ave home, however it was time for a change for the family.“It’s an amazing home and we hope the next family will enjoy it as much as we have,” Mr Di Bella said.last_img read more

JT Cement AS to Expand Fleet with New Ship

first_imgNorway-based cement company JT Cement AS has ordered a pneumatic cement carrier from Dutch Ferus Smit shipyard, Erik Thun said.As informed, the newbuild will be a sister vessel of M/V Greenland and is scheduled for delivery in July 2019.“The vessel will be an improved version of Greenland but with a somewhat larger cargo carrying capacity at 8.000 dwt. In addition, we will increase the LNG tank capacity to 200 m3, improving the steaming time on LNG,” according to Erik Thun.The project will be handled by MF Shipping Group with support from KGJS project department and KGJC cargo handling team.JT Cement AS, which owns a fleet of seven smaller specialized pneumatic cement carriers, recently got another owner. NovaAlgoma Cement Carriers acquired a 25% ownership interest in the company, joining KGJ Cement Holdings and Erik Thun AB.last_img read more

Nexus Installing Final Batch of Borkum Riffgrund 2 Cables

first_imgVan Oord’s cable-laying vessel Nexus has loaded the final batch of inter-array cables for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 wind farm and is now installing them in the German North Sea.The expected date of the completion of the works in the field is August 07, 2018, Van Oord’s spokesperson said.Nexus is deployed to install a total of 110 kilometers of cable to later connect the 56 wind turbines with the offshore substation at the Ørsted’s offshore wind farm.The cables for Borkum Riffgrund 2 were manufactured by Nexans in Hanover.After construction is completed, Borkum Riffgrund 2 will have an export capacity of around 450 megawatts and will be able to supply green electricity for the equivalent of around 460,000 German households.Full commissioning of the offshore wind farm is planned for 2019.last_img read more

P434-K ‘shabu’ seized in Bacolod buy-bust

first_imgBACOLOD City – Suspected shabu weighing about 31 grams valued at around P434,000 was seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay  2. Drug suspects Elmann Mundo and Lloyd Lobaton stand handcuffed while an antidrug officer inspects items seized from them in an entrapment operation in Barangay 2, Bacolod City on May 31. POLICE STATION 2/BCPO The suspects were detained in the custodial facility of Police Station 2. The 39-year-old Elmann Mundo and 43-year-old April Lloyd Lobaton yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed.center_img Mundo and Lobaton – all residents of Barangay Estefania – were arrested after they sold suspected shabu to an undercover cop for P30,000 around 6:20 p.m. on May 31, it added. Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against them./PNlast_img read more

Ima Jean Cox Cook

first_imgIma Jean Cox Cook, 81 of Osgood, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 at Manderley Health Care.  She was born on March 19, 1935 in Litt Carr, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Riley J. Parks and Ora Hylton Parks.  Ima Jean married Earl Cox on September 5, 1953.  He preceded her in death on August 27, 1990.  She married Carlos Cook on November 10, 2002, who also preceded her in death on September 30, 2008.  Ima Jean was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and wife.  She was a member of Big Creek Old Regular Baptist Church in Dupont, Indiana.  Ima Jean enjoyed working on the farm, gardening, quilting and spending time with her family and friends.Survivors include her children, Pamela (Mike) Johnson of Osgood; Carol (Ed) Rudolph of Versailles; Tony (Marilyn) Cox of Osgood; and Cheryl White of Madison.  Also surviving are her brothers Wayne Mullins, Amburgey, Kentucky, Billy (Connie) Mullins, Amburgey, Kentucky, and her sister Josephine (David) Mullins, Whitesburg, Kentucky along with 10 grandchildren and 17  great-grandchildren.In addition to her husbands and parents, she was also preceded in death by daughter Sharon Klusman; brothers Randell Parks, Albert Mullins and Rohndall Mullins; and sister Maxine Franklin.Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood, Indiana with funeral services following.  Burial will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Moores Hill, Indiana.Memorials may be given to the Forest Hill Cemetery Fund in care of the funeral home.Neal’s Funeral Home was in charge of making the arrangements.last_img read more

Blood levels low, Hoxworth heads to Napoleon

first_imgNapoleon, In. — There will be a blood drive in Napoleon at St. Maurice Catholic Church Hall on Monday, February 5th  from 1:00 until 6:30 p.m.  Donors must be in good health, at least 17 years old, over 110 pounds, and bring a picture ID.Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Arlene at (812) 852-4394 or visit the donation website.last_img