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_imgNational COVID-19 task force chief Doni Monardo inaugurated on Thursday a regional hospital to treat coronavirus patients in isolation in Biak Numfor, Papua.The hospital has a capacity of 50 patients with a maximum of 10 slots allotted for special treatment at any given time. It will serve the people of Biak Island and its surrounding areas, such as Japen Island.The hospital cost Rp 43 billion (US$2.9 million) of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency budget. Its construction, however, was built in cooperation with the Public Works and Housing Ministry and state-owned builder PT Adhi Karya as the contractor. #covid19taskforce #mothermessage #washyourhand #usesoap #avoidcrowd #keepyourdistance #wearmask #socialdistance Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force (Satgas COVID-19) to raise awareness about the pandemic.Topics : Read also: Hospitals more cautious, adjust services as Indonesia forges COVID-19 ‘new normal’Biak Numfor Regional Hospital has treated 24 COVID-19 patients as of Thursday.At the beginning of the pandemic, the government spent less than a month building a specialist hospital on Galang Island, Riau Islands, to treat COVID-19 patients from across the nation.It has 340 beds for patients under observation and a 20-bed isolation ward for providing intensive care. It also has a cemetery.Up until September, the health institution, called the Galang Special COVID-19 Infection Hospital, had treated hundreds of patients. In Lamongan regency, East Java, the government inaugurated a COVID-19 hospital with isolation and quarantine facilities on June 18.In Bangka Belitung Islands, a COVID-19 hospital is under construction.A one-story building comprising service rooms and patient rooms, the hospital will feature a total of 100 beds, 75 of which will accommodate mild cases while 25 will be designated for intensive care.Indonesia recorded on Thursday a daily record of 4,850 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections to 320,564 nationwide. (iwa) Doni said the government decided to construct the hospital because Biak Numfor was in need of a proper hospital.“Hopefully this hospital can be maintained well and also serve the people well. On dealing with COVID-19, I hope people in Biak Numfor can be disciplined in maintaining health protocols, always wearing masks, keeping their distance, avoiding crowds and washing their hands with soap under flowing water,” he said.Biak Regent Herry Ario Naap expressed his gratitude for the hospital, which he said was sorely needed by Biak Numfor residents.“On behalf of the Biak Numfor people, I want to say thank you to President Joko Widodo who has built this regional hospital to treat COVID-19 patients. Previously, infected residents had to be transported to Jayapura to receive treatment,” Herry said.last_img read more


Loading… Manchester United are relaxed about the transfer issues surrounding Odion Ighalo’s future at Old Trafford because of one player at the club. Odion Ighalo believes football must come secondary to health amid the coronavirus crisis Manchester United are relaxed about the prospect of losing Odion Ighalo back to his parent club Shanghai Shenhua next week because Marcus Rashford has resumed training again. Ighalo has performed well during his loan at United and has scored four goals in eight appearances in all competitions. The 30-year-old Nigerian international joined on a six-month loan deal in January from Shanghai Shenhua. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left shorthanded in attack after Rashford suffered a back injury against Wolves after coming on as a substitute. It was a costly decision for the Norweigan as the 22-year-old has not played since the third round FA Cup clash on January 15. United then paid Shanghai Shenhua a reported £3million to take Ighalo on loan on deadline day. The Red Devils would like to extend his current loan spell until the end of the season, however, Shanghai Shenhua will only allow this if they sign him on a permanent deal, with the Chinese club setting a price of around £20m. United appear unwilling to meet this valuation and according to Sky Sports, the club are relaxed about the situation because Rashford has now resumed training. “As far as Ighalo goes, I think there is a relaxed mood from Manchester United,” Sky Sports reporter James Cooper said outside the club’s Carrington training complex. “The facts of the matter are that his contract comes to end next Friday, May 31. “There is a will from Manchester United to keep the player, I think equally Shanghai Shenhua would like the player back in China playing for them. Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right Now7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art “The relaxed attitude that comes from Manchester United, is that Marcus Rashford is now fit and so there is less need for Ighalo. “But I think all things being equal United would like to keep him.” The current suspension of football has not only allowed Rashford time to recover, but also Paul Pogba. The 27-year-old has faced the majority of this campaign on the sidelines as an ankle injury has limited him to just eight appearances in all competitions. United are currently fifth in the league and are three points off fourth-placed Chelsea. They are also facing a FA Cup quarter-finals match against Norwich City and have a 5-0 first-leg lead over LASK in the Round of 16 in the Europa League. However, United are confident both Rashford and Pogba will be fit and ready to play when the season resumes. “The other benefit of course of this long break is that Paul Pogba is fit and ready,” Cooper added. read also:Odion Ighalo opens up on Manchester United future “United went into this break on an 11-game unbeaten run and you’ve got to say they are probably in finer fettle, in terms of personnel, than they were when coronavirus wasn’t amongst us. “So Ighalo up in the air, but with Rashford and Pogba back, Manchester United are enjoying the sunshine.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 read more


first_img “We want to win the Premier League and the Champions League. If we buy two or three players then I think we can, ” Lord Harris said in the London Evening Standard. “We want to win. We don’t want to be second, we don’t want to be third and we don’t want to be fourth. “We will support Arsene with the players he wants to buy. He has always been encouraged to spend.” Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann is one reported target, while Toulouse right-back Serge Aurier is an option should out-of-contract Bacary Sagna leave, with Manchester City his likely destination for a lucrative free transfer. New Barcelona manager Luis Enrique is said to be ready to off-load Cesc Fabregas and Arsenal do have a buy-back option on their former captain, who was reportedly subject of a £30m bid from Manchester United last summer. Asked if the board would back Wenger to again break the club’s transfer record, which was the £42.5m signing of Mesut Ozil in September, Lord Harris said: “We would. It would be easy.” He added: “There is a lot of paper talk. I wouldn’t say it [the total transfer budget] is £100m, I wouldn’t say it’s £50m and I wouldn’t say it’s £150m. “If Arsene has asked for any player then we have always backed him to go and buy. With the exception of (Lionel) Messi, (Cristiano) Ronaldo or (Gareth) Bale; we could buy most players.” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be fully backed by the board should he want to smash the club transfer record again this summer in a bid to win the Barclays Premier League and conquer Europe next season. Press Association Sport understands the formal announcement of Wenger’s new deal is imminent. Harris maintains the board were always relaxed over the Frenchman’s long-term future, but admits Wenger will be a tough act to follow when he eventually does leave the Emirates Stadium. “He was always staying. There was never any doubt. He gave us his word back in the autumn, just after the season started, and it was just a case of sorting it out,” Harris said. “If he wins the league and the cup and the Champions League in the next three years, then I am sure he will stay (on after that). “Three years is a long time in football so let’s see what happens. “It is very hard to follow someone like (Sir Alex) Ferguson (at Manchester United), and I am sure it will be very hard to follow Arsene.” Press Association Wenger is set to sign a contract extension ahead of leaving for his punditry role at the World Cup, after which the 64-year-old Frenchman expects the market to hot up. A bumper £100million transfer war chest is said to be at Wenger’s disposal, and long-serving director Lord Harris of Peckham admits the manager will be “encouraged to spend” as the FA Cup winners look to cash in on improved marketing and sponsorship deals. last_img read more