first_imgSpeaker Shap Smith and Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin, today reiterated that it will be incredibly difficult for the Vermont General Assembly to act in 2010 on the question of continued operation of Vermont Yankee unless a power purchase agreement between Vermont utilities and Entergy is filed with the Vermont Public Service Board before November 1, 2009.  In addition, the legislative leaders again noted that before the General Assembly acts there needs to be a requirement in place for Entergy to have enough assets to pay for restoration of the site upon the closing of Vermont Yankee. It would be irresponsible for the General Assembly to make a decision regarding the continued operation of the Vermont Yankee plant without a full understanding of the economic impact that it will have on Vermonters during these touch economic times, said Senator Shumlin. With the market price of power currently at 4.1 cents a kilowatt hour, the claim by Entergy Louisiana that Vermont Yankee will be the cheapest source of power for Vermonters remains to be seen. We have been clear through legislation and communication with Entergy Corporation that the decommissioning fund shortfall needs to be resolved and the Purchase Power Agreement needs to be in place before the General Assembly can act on whether or not Vermont Yankee can continue to operate beyond 2012, said Speaker Smith.  We remain firm on these two points.Source: Senator Shumlin’s office. 10.7.2009last_img read more

first_imgNAFCU’s concerns about the negative impact of the current expected credit loss (CECL) standard on credit unions – including increasing the cost of credit to consumers, constraining the amount of credit available and limiting credit unions’ abilities to make loans in the mortgage and personal loan spaces – were directly cited by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., during Thursday’s House Financial Services Committee hearing.In response, NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood said the agency is aware of the concerns and acknowledges that implementation of the standard will be difficult for smaller credit unions to manage. He also said the NCUA plans to seek more assistance from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) to address these issues.Luetkemeyer has been a vocal critic of CECL and introduced legislation last Congress to force FASB to halt the standard’s implementation and study its economic impacts. He asked the panel of financial regulators testifying if they would support efforts to “stop and study” CECL; Hood indicated the NCUA would be supportive of that. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgXhaka missed Arsenal’s defeat to Leicester City (Picture: Getty)‘The last time they won away at Leicester? September 2015. They have big problems, and now trail Leicester by nine points.’After losing to Leicester, Arsenal find themselves sixth in the Premier League, eight points behind fourth-placed Manchester City.Emery said: ‘In the end, a bad result but we did our gameplan, thinking right in the moment and we did that and when they scored the first goal was the moment maybe.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘Before the first goal I think we were in the match and in the second half we started to push in and create chances but they are in a good moment and they won.‘The second half we started better, we were pushing and showing we wanted to win. They work very well, the players felt comfortable and defended good and we had chances.‘I am sure we are going to improve after the international break.’MORE: Alan Shearer picks out three Liverpool stars for praise after crucial Man City victory Comment Arsenal outcast Granit Xhaka slammed for ruling himself out of Leicester City defeat Leicester 2- 0 Arsenal: Unai Emery post-match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:35FullscreenLeicester 2- 0 Arsenal: Unai Emery post-match press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.The incident led Xhaka to be stripped of the captaincy but Redknapp says the Swiss midfielder should have made himself available for Saturday’s trip to Leicester.ADVERTISEMENTAfter a goalless first 68 minutes at the King Power, two quick goals from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison saw the Foxes secure a 2-0 victory and climb to second in the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Arsenal are in a real mess,’ Redknapp told the Daily Mail. ‘Unai Emery is getting the blame, but that is a club devoid of characters in their squad right now.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Where is the leadership? If Granit Xhaka really was captain material, he would have been at the King Power on Saturday.‘He would have been there fighting to win over the fans who gave him stick. Instead he was left at home, and Emery is having to pick up the pieces.‘The last time Arsenal won away from home against a big-six club? January 2015, at Manchester City. Granit Xhaka has been slammed for missing Arsenal’s defeat at Leicester City (Picture: Getty)Jamie Redknapp has slammed Granit Xhaka for ruling himself out of Arsenal’s Premier League clash at Leicester City.Under-fire Gunners boss Unai Emery confirmed last week that Xhaka would miss the trip to the King Power Stadium after ruling himself out of the match.Xhaka has not played for Arsenal since his shocking altercation with supporters during the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace last month.center_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 11 Nov 2019 9:28 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link178Shares Advertisementlast_img read more