first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Wisconsin State Journal:One of Wisconsin’s largest utilities has set a date for giving up coal.Congratulations to Alliant Energy for helping to lead our state and nation into a clean-energy future, despite a president who would rather ignore science and steer America’s power supply backward.Alliant, a Madison utility company serving customers in parts of Wisconsin and Iowa, announced plans this month to stop burning coal for electricity generation by 2050. That’s more than three decades from now, and some environmentalists complain the timeline isn’t fast enough. But setting a date for giving up this dirty fuel that is filling our atmosphere with greenhouse gasses and warming the planet definitely represents progress.Alliant also has pledged to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050, and to double its use of renewable energy sources by 2030. Alliant now fuels 33 percent of its power supply with coal. That will fall to 23 percent by 2024, and disappear by 2050, according to the utility. Alliant plans to supplant coal mostly with solar power — the cost of which has fallen by 70 percent in recent years. By 2030, Alliant plans to increase its use of renewable energy sources from 16 percent to 33 percent.Like Trump, Gov. Scott Walker has done little to position Wisconsin for a clean-energy future. Instead, these Republican leaders have ceded leadership — along with the economic benefits that come from innovation — to other states and countries, including China.The good news is that the private sector and the public is ahead of the politicians on this issue. And increasingly, those leaders who resist a smarter and more efficient power system will pay a price at the polls, especially with younger voters.More: No-coal goal is impressive, imperative Editorial: Alliant’s forward-looking coal phase-out plan is commendablelast_img read more


first_img 34SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr How often do you discuss money with your children? If your answer is “not often,” you’re not alone. A recent study from investment firm T. Rowe Price found that 72 percent of parents are at least somewhat reluctant to discuss financial matters with their children. Yet with a nationwide student loan debt at an all-time high of $1.2 trillion, it’s more essential than ever that young people understand how to manage their money wisely. It’s not all bad news, though. There is an opportunity to help your children form strong spending and saving habits at an early age, and doing so can have a concrete impact on their futures. For example, recent research suggests that children with savings – even as little as $1 to $499 – are four times more likely to go to college than children with no savings at all. There are many reasons why it’s beneficial for children to learn how to manage money from a young age, and getting started sooner rather than later can drastically shape your children’s financial futures for the better.center_img Here are six ways you can encourage your children to develop good saving and spending habits. continue reading »last_img read more


first_imgOn the occasion of the second HoReCa MeetUp to be held on Tuesday, April 10, starting at 09:30 a.m. at the HUB385 Innovation Center, METRO, in collaboration with Hendal, conducted a survey on the use and impact of digital channels in the HoReCa sector.The survey found that 56 percent of hotels, restaurants and cafes have their own website, and 72 percent of them are present on Facebook, with more than 85 percent of hoteliers and caterers believing that the website and Facebook page have influenced the increase in the number of guests.Hotels are most present on digital channels – nine out of ten hotels have a website, and more than 76 percent are present on Facebook. When it comes to the impact of digital channels on the number of guests in hotels, Facebook and the website have a significant impact.Among restaurants, the digital presence is most significant on Facebook – eight out of ten restaurants have a Facebook page, while six out of ten have a website. Also, 41,3 percent of restaurants believe that the Facebook page has contributed to a significant increase in the number of guests, while 29 percent attribute the same to the website.Cafes that focus on Facebook have the weakest digital presence – six out of ten cafes have a Facebook page, and four out of ten have a website. At the same time, 13 percent of cafes intend to launch a website soon.”Precisely because of the significant impact of digital presence on their business, METRO will present digital solutions at HoReCa MeetUp that will enable hoteliers and caterers to create this hosting website for free and easily, as well as use the free online booking application.” stand out from Metro CroatiaArnd Stoehr, Director of Strategic Development of METRO AG, talks about the importance of innovation and digitalization for the HoReCa sector, and the results of the entire research will be presented by Roberto Mancuso, President of the Management Board of METRO Croatia. METRO will also present digital trends in the HoReCa sector as part of a round table with the participation of representatives of the HoReCa industry.</p>
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first_imgMaurizio Sarri takes swipe at Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich amid sack fears Advertisement Sarri cut a dejected figure at the Etihad and stormed down the tunnel at full-time (Picture: Getty)Asked by Sky Sport Italia if he was expecting a call from Abramovich to discuss his future, Sarri responded in rather sassy fashion: ‘If the president calls, I’ll be happy, seeing as I never hear from him.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘To be honest, I don’t know what to expect.’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 CityAbramovich is yet to watch Chelsea under Sarri after he was denied a UK visa, though the Italian coach was brought in with a remit to overhaul the team’s style of play.Sarri said he ‘did not know’ if he would be required to meet with Chelsea’s board to explain Sunday’s result, and potentially fight for his future at the club, and struggled to understand why his side had played so badly. The Chelsea boss says he has not heard from the Russian this season (Picture: Getty)Maurizio Sarri has taken a not-so-subtle swipe at Roman Abramovich amid suggestions his future at Chelsea could be under threat following Sunday’s 6-0 defeat to Manchester City.The west Londoners suffered their heaviest defeat since 1991 at the Etihad, with Sergio Aguero bagging a hat-trick as the Premier League champions blew away the visitors in 25 frantic minutes at the start of the first half.Chelsea have now lost three successive away matches, to Arsenal, Bournemouth and City, leading to speculation that Sarri’s job could be under threat as the Blues slipped to sixth in the table. Commentcenter_img Abramovich has been unable to visit Stamford Bridge this season (Picture: Getty)He continued: ‘We’ll need to find the explanation for all this over the next few hours. My sensations before kick-off were good, as they were during the week.‘We conceded a stupid goal in the opening minutes that affected us for the whole game. Manchester City play fantastic football and I saw an extraordinary team. We had a total blackout.‘Matches like this can leave a mark. It won’t be easy to get back on our feet after this. Football is also made of heavy defeats. At half-time, I told the lads that if we were able to react, we’d come back stronger than ever.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 10 Feb 2019 8:42 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link806Shareslast_img read more


first_imgWASHINGTON — Former Representative Baron Hill said Monday that he was removing his name from the ballot in the race against Representative Todd Young.Hill said he is pulling out to give Democrats a better chance of taking the Senate.“I do not want to stand in the way of Democrats winning Indiana and the U.S. Senate,” Hill said in a statement. “That would not be fair to my party or my state. And, the stakes are far too high in this election not to put my country above my own political ambitions.”CNN reported Monday that Bayh will run for his old Senate seat, now held by retiring GOP Senator Dan Coats.Republican Representative Todd Young was favored to win the seat over Hill.WRBI will update this story as more information becomes available.last_img read more


first_img Kasami, recalled to play off Taarabt, was the main point of the visitors’ attacks and he flashed another shot wide on 20 minutes as Fulham looked to get back into the game. Norwich could have doubled their lead shortly afterwards as Elmander’s pressing forced a mix-up between Stockdale and Hughes but the former Bolton man could not pick out a yellow shirt as he looked to pull the ball back. Hooper passed up the best chance to put Norwich firmly in the driving seat. Sascha Riether missed a chance as he headed a ball back towards Stockdale that fell straight into the path of Hooper but he saw his effort roll harmlessly wide. For all of Fulham’s defensive woes, Meulensteen’s side were creating enough chances at the other end to keep Norwich on their toes. First Kieran Richardson arrowed a free-kick inches over the crossbar before Damien Duff failed to divert Kasami’s cross past Ruddy moments later. Then, Ruddy’s clearance was charged down by Parker, the ball nestled in the open goal but the effort was chalked off as it came off the arm of the midfielder. The equaliser did come shortly afterwards as Parker was felled by Bradley Johnson and Kasami bent a low free-kick under the jumping wall and out of reach of Ruddy. Norwich looked brighter at the start of the second half and came close to retaking the lead when Sebastien Bassong rose to head Robert Snodgrass’ corner goalwards, only to see Riether head it off the line. The Canaries defensive line was then caught out with a long ball up field, with Ruddy making a smart save to keep out Taarabt’s volley. The home fans were up in arms on the hour -mark as they felt Elmander had been forced to ground inside the penalty area. They were soon in better spirits as record signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel was introduced from the bench for his first appearance at Carrow Road since October 26. It was his fellow Dutchman Leroy Fer who was next to come close to grabbing a second for Norwich, climbing to head a Snodgrass corner straight into the hands of Stockdale. With 15 minutes remaining Fulham put together a flowing move but Steve Sidwell saw his shot blocked bravely by Bassong. The visitors’ next chance was more befitting of the game as a goalmouth scramble at Ruddy’s back post saw substitute Hugo Rodallega come close to bundling the ball over the line before the Norwich stopper gained control of the situation. But it was another rare moment of class that decided the game as Parker ran on to a loose ball and hammered a drive past the despairing Ruddy to give Fulham a much-needed win with only goal difference keeping them in the bottom three. Meulensteen made five changes and had the likes of Maarten Stekelenburg, Brede Hangeland, Phillippe Senderos and Dimitar Berbatov all missing through injury. The Dutchman opted to field Adel Taarabt in attack once again but Norwich started well and will be ruing a number of missed chances that came and went before Kasami’s equaliser. Chris Hughton’s side also spurned a couple of chances in the latter stages before Parker bagged just his second Fulham goal to take all of the points. Switzerland international Kasami had the first decent chance as he found plenty of space and rifled in a shot that England goalkeeper John Ruddy had to parry in to the ground to take the sting out of the ball. The hosts soon came back into the game and Nathan Redmond was enjoying plenty of possession in the opening exchanges. His dangerous ball across the box was begging for a touch from an on-rushing Norwich player but flashed in front of everyone. The opening goal came after 13 minutes as Norwich were starting to assert themselves. Michael Turner stepped out of defence and played a pass forward to Johan Elmander, who touched the ball towards Hooper. The summer signing from Celtic took a touch before firing in a shot which took a big deflection off of Aaron Hughes and looped over David Stockdale in the Fulham goal to give Hooper his third goal in four games. A stunning Scott Parker goal sealed a comeback win for Fulham as they beat Norwich 2-1 to bolster their hopes of escaping the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. Rene Meulensteen’s side had won just one of their previous nine league outings and they looked to be heading towards a disappointing Boxing Day when Gary Hooper’s deflected shot put Norwich ahead. But Pajtim Kasami, who last scored in the memorable 4-1 victory at Crystal Palace, levelled before half-time and Parker struck a marvellous winning goal with just three minutes remaining. Press Associationlast_img read more


first_imgSICHUA, CHINA — A north-central Iowa native now living in China encourages everybody to stay at home as much as they can to prevent the spread of coronavirus.Ian Schact graduated from Northwood-Kensett High School and Luther College, and eventually moved to China after being involved in the natural products trades business. He currently is in Sichua, about 800 miles from Wuhan, where the outbreak of COVID-19 began.Schact says at the start of the outbreak, he says many of the restrictions we are seeing here in the United States were happening in China.  “No public transportation, you weren’t allowed out, restrictions on movement, even from the community you are living in. Restrictions to one person every two days can leave an apartment and go out to get groceries. Shops were closed, and you couldn’t go out to dinner, there were no restaurants, no fast food, everything else was closed.”Schacht says the city went from bustling to a lockdown quickly which was surprising to see as an Iowa native.  “Over time some of these things have gotten better as the number of cases have gone down, but there was definitely a much bigger threat in those first few weeks when it started to get really bad.”Schacht says you may feel a little stir-crazy staying at home complying with the advisories of not being out and about, but he says this is the time to let the virus run its course and make you and your loved ones be safe. “I’ve told my parents to restrict the amount of travel you are doing, go shopping once a week, and enjoy the time you can working around the house, working at home, because once this is over, life will return back to normal, it just takes a while. If we don’t do that, what’s going to end up happening is we’re going to see an increase in cases that are not going to stop anytime soon.”Schacht says people should listen to then recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and local and state health officials.  “I think it’s very important to take this time to take a step back, stay safe, reduce travel, reduce parties, reduce gatherings, and really understand that the end is in sight, we just have to flatten that curve.”You can listen to our full interview with Ian Schacht by clicking on the audio player below:last_img read more


first_imgUntil it gets closer to a lease being issued, it is unknown how many turbines would be proposed or how tall they would be.Obtaining the rights to lease does not necessarily mean approval will be granted for the project.The triangle-shaped NYWEA is positioned between major shipping lanes. So, ALS and COA have a concern about how it would af fect shipping.“In a storm, you don’t want a lot of structures (just) outside the traffic lanes,” Dillingham said.Also, ALS has concerns about NYWEA’s impact on fishing, habitat for whales and whales being displaced into shipping lanes.On a positive note, wind energy is cleanly generated power.“Offshore wind can play a role in climate change mitigation,” Dillingham said.“Clean Ocean Action is supportive of responsibly developed wind (power),” Lees said. “We always emphasize the ‘responsibly developed.’”“People react differently to these windmills,” Dillingham said. “Some people love them, some people hate them.”Comments on the NYWEA may be made at this link. Or you can find it electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, then entering BOEM-2016-0027 in the keyword or identification area, and, finally, clicking on “search.” Comments may be made by mail to the BOEM Office of Renewable Energy Programs, 45600 Woodland Road, VAM-OREP, Sterling, VA., 20166, attention: Comments on New York PSN (Proposed Sale Notice). By Joseph SapiaA comment period on the sale of leasing rights for a 127-square-mile wedge of the Atlantic Ocean east of Sandy Hook for windmill-generated electricity ends in early August.The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is soliciting comments until Friday, Aug. 5, or the end of a 60-day period, on the New York Wind Energy Area (NYWEA). The website for the project is www.boem.gov/New-York/.The site is about 18-1/2 miles east of Sandy Hook and extends to the southeast for about 30 miles at its longest point.Its closest point to land is about 12-1/2 miles south of Long Beach, New York. For boaters and anglers, it is in the area of the ocean’s Hudson Canyon.Locally based environmental groups – such as Clean Ocean Action (COA) and the American Littoral Society (ALS), both based at Sandy Hook – are monitoring the process and commenting on it.“We’re looking at this one,” said Tim Dillingham, ALS’ executive director. “It’s a big proposal. We’ll weigh in. We want the right stuff to go in the right place.”“This is the start of a long process,” said Zachary Lees, COA’s ocean and coastal policy attorney. “This is the first step in a process to put a wind farm out there.”The NYWEA came about after the New York State Power Authority approached BOEM in September 2011 about creating an offshore wind farm site. The Power Authority proposed up to 194 turbines producing about 700 megawatts of electricity, or enough to power 245,000 homes.No utility has been selected to use the site. But six utilities have so far expressed interest, with the deadline also being Aug. 5.last_img read more


first_img 1-4 p.m. Curling open house 3:30-5:30 p.m. loonie/toonie Shinny/Skate/Swim @ NDCC Come one, come all.Friday is the kick off to Sports Day in Canada with third Jersey Day in downtown Nelson.The Nelson Regional Sports Council is encouraging the public to wear their favourite jersey to work, school or just while shopping. 1-4 p.m. Squash Club open house (above the Royal on Baker) Donate a $1 to KidSport Nelson and wear the jersey at the NDCC and be entered into draw for Nelson Leafs jersey.Friday night is set aside for the Community Sport Hero Awards from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Adventure Hotel in Nelson.Ten recipients of the award will be honoured and celebrated for their outstanding volunteer efforts for their chosen sports.Vancouver’s ViaSport representative for Canadian Sport for Life will be giving a key note speech.Saturday, there are many events for the public to try, including an National Coaches Certification Program (NCCP) Coaching course called Fundamental Movement skills workshop.The course is being offered Saturday from 8:30-noon. Registration is $15 and applicants should register through nrsc@telus.netThe Try it day events are planned during the afternoon at: 1-4 p.m. Indoor soccer facility open house – various sports (soccer/bocce/skipping/dryland Nordic)last_img read more


first_imgPerfect size, reasonable quality, loved it. I’ve long and thick hair- this handles it perfectly. Sodial Sodial- Black Bun Hair Former Donut Doughnut Shaper Ring Styler Hairdressing Diameter:9CmGreat for creating the perfect bunColor: blackDiameter:9cmApproximately 9cms in diameter!!Perfect for weddings, dance recital or proms Thought it would be a little bit bigger, but for what it is it does the trick i just have realy long thick hair so isnt really practical for me. It’s one of the best donuts i’ve had. It does its job, it’s thick and not flimsy. A little small but great if you don’t want anything too extreme. I purchased a bigger one after this which was a lot better (just my opinion). Does the job perfectly in any means. Sodial Sodial- Black Bun Hair Former Donut Doughnut Shaper Ring Styler Hairdressing Diameter:9Cm : I did wait a long time for this item but for the price item can’t moan as it wasn’t an urgent buy. Must say once received item was very happy and now can wear my hair in a nice neat professional looking bun lol. Bun looks so much bigger in picture,much too small for my long hair length. 🙁 good for shorter hair maybe??. Bought this and use it a lot, but would have liked it if it was bigger as i have long hair. But the quality of the product is good. Its very good and useful good value for the money. Ouick delivery,i love it you pay more in the shops for same thing. I was looking for these for sometime now, you can easily find them in boots or superdrug but are over priced. Very happy with my purchase. Hi,i have afro curly hair and was sure this product wouldn’t work however with wet hair this looks stylish and sophisticated. Very happy with my purchase. This bobble is really simple and easy to use and the mini step by step guide helps. Cheap, quick delivery and efficient. Good hair bun ,a little bit cheaper than those you pay for in the shops and seems well made too. I like the product and the price is amazing, however over time it becomes frayed. Mine has now become unravelled at one side but it gave my old, broken hair ties something to do :p. This was good value for what it did. I have fine hair & although the ring is quite large my hair covered nicely & it’s the right size not too big not too small. Even my seven year old can manage to do her hair with it after being shown. Good when compared to showroom product. Brilliant styler it was just too small for my hair, given it to my sister and she loves it. I like this but i am not very good at doing things to the back of me, wore it once in public in the dark and got very drunk as i thought i looked silly, my mates thought i looked silly too but the little minx’s never said, but i knew deep down what they were thinking. Not bad, shapes hair nicely, only some strings started to come out of it recently, don’t know if its one off or it’s gona carry on. I got this to try out but i because i only have shoulder length hair it doesnt cover the doughnut all the way , but if you have long hair i would recommend. It makes such a nice but and cheap to buy. I stupidly didn’t know how to do this bun so youtubed it. I would suggest that your hair is at least shoulder length to get a good bun. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-06-01 07:29:08Reviewed Item Sodial Sodial- Black Bun Hair Former Donut Doughnut Shaper Ring Styler Hairdressing Diameter:9CmRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  48  reviews Posted on June 1, 2018Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Clips & BarrettesTags SODIAL(TM)last_img read more