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

Nets trade Jeremy Lin to Hawks

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding NCAA: Lyceum holds off EAC rally for 2nd win Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ FILE – In this Oct. 11, 2017, file photo, Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) passes the ball as Philadelphia 76ers guards Ben Simmons, right, and JJ Redick (17) defend during the third quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game in Uniondale, N.Y. A person with knowledge of the details says the Nets have agreed to trade Lin to the Atlanta Hawks. The Nets made the move to ease an overcrowded point guard spot early Friday morning, July 13, 2018, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)NEW YORK — Jeremy Lin’s injury-plagued stint in Brooklyn is over.The Nets have agreed to trade Lin to the Atlanta Hawks, a person with knowledge of the deal said early Friday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins The Hawks will be the seventh team for Lin, the undrafted former Harvard star who memorably broke out with the Knicks during his run of Linsanity in February 2012. The NBA’s first American-born player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent has also played for Golden State, Houston, the Lakers and Charlotte.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West The move helps clear up the Nets’ logjam at point guard and sends Lin to another team that is also pretty crowded at the position. ESPN first reported the deal, saying the Nets and Hawks would swap future second-round picks.Lin has a year and $12.5 million left on the contract he signed two summers ago. He made it through just 37 games with the Nets and only one last season, as he ruptured the patella tendon in his right knee during a season-opening loss at Indiana.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Spencer Dinwiddie stepped in while Lin was out and became one of the NBA’s most improved players. Brooklyn also has D’Angelo Russell, the No. 2 pick in the 2015 draft, at the point after acquiring him from the Lakers.Now, Lin will have to find room in Atlanta, where point guard Dennis Schroder was the Hawks’ leading scorer last season. The Hawks then acquired the rights to high-scoring former Oklahoma star Trae Young in the draft. View commentslast_img read more

‘Insane’ Freddie Kissoon can face jail time for contempt of court

first_img… sub judice rule prohibits public discussion of ongoing casesInsane’ Freddie Kissoon could face up to one month jail time for contempt of court. This comes in light of Kissoon’s public discussion of a case, which is currently before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Freddie KissoonKissoon’s ramblings about the case in tabloid-like newspaper Kaieteur News constitutes sub judice, as the matter is under judicial consideration and, therefore, prohibited from public discussion. As such, his actions can now interfere with the administration of justice. The Magistrate also has discretion to make a gag order to avoid a trial by the press. Lord Justice Watkins in Peacock v London Weekend Television (1985) 150 J.P. 71 at p. 80, said: “In our land we do not allow trial by television or newspaper. Until the well-recognised institution of this country for the doing of justice, namely the courts, have worked their course, then the hand of the writer and the voice of the broadcaster must be still.”Kissoon’s sanity was questioned last week when he failed to demonstrate comprehension of basic questions by a defence attorney during a cross-examination in a case for which he was a witness. On several occasions, the presiding Magistrate in that case has to caution Kissoon after he kept ranting at every question asked. The lawyer experienced great difficulties securing direct answers from Kissoon, who opted to respond to every question philosophically. His responses seemed to entertain persons in the courtroom as there were chuckles every time he answered.As such, the lawyer in his submissions to the court questioned Kissoon’s sanity, pointing out to the court that his evidence should be withdrawn, since he has proven on several occasions that he was incompetent to stand trial. According to Section 49 of the Evidence Act, a witness is incompetent if in the opinion of the court if he is prevented by memory lapse from recollecting the matter on which he is supposed to testify, from understanding the questions put to him, from giving rational answers to those questions, or from knowing that he ought to speak the truth. Under cross-examination Kissoon repeatedly stated that he was unable to recollect certain important matters, he was unable to understand simple questions and instead of answering questions, went off on a tangent about philosophy and semantics.Importantly, when questioned about his knowing that he affirmed to tell the whole truth, he denied ever making such an affirmation. Guyana Times understands that legal luminaries have advised Kissoon to take his mediation on a regular basis.last_img read more