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Montana’s largest utility to boost stake in Colstrip coal plant

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Billings Gazette:NorthWestern Energy plans to increase its share in Colstrip Unit 4 by buying out another power plant owner who recently revealed the coal-fired unit needs $20 million in repairs.Montana’s largest monopoly utility said Tuesday that it will buy out Puget Sound Energy for $1. The price is identical to what NorthWestern pitched to the 2019 Montana Legislature 10 months ago. Lawmakers rejected the deal, with several expressing worry the utility’s customers would face hidden debts associated with repairs and future environmental cleanup costs. In the Legislature, NorthWestern never identified which of Colstrip’s five other owners was offering shares.NorthWestern currently has a 30% share in Unit 4, for which its customers owe $300 million. Puget’s share would boost NorthWestern’s stake to 55%. In a separate deal, NorthWestern would buy Puget’s capacity on Colstrip’s transmission lines for $2.5 million to $3.7 million.The utility has the ability to buy Puget’s assets without government approval, but if its customers are to shoulder costs associated with maintenance, operation, taxes and environmental cleanup, the Public Service Commission will have to sign off. NorthWestern indicated it will seek PSC approval early next year.For Puget Sound Energy, the sale would leave Colstrip power plant’s most dominant owner with just 25% of Colstrip Unit 3. The Washington-based utility owns half of Colstrip Units 1 and 2, with Pennsylvania-based Talen Energy owning the other half. The two companies announced in June that those units were no longer economical and would be shut down. Units 1 and 2 will stop operating in a few weeks.Puget has to stop using coal power under Washington law by the end of 2025. Other Colstrip owners are also making exit plans. Spokane-based Avista Corp. told The Billings Gazette last week that plans are being made to exit in 2025, although currently it plans to exit by 2027. PacifiCorp plans to exit in 2027. Portland General Electric plans to exit no later than 2035, although it plans to pay off its Colstrip debt by 2030 and taper off of coal power over time.[Tom Lutey]More: NorthWestern Energy plans to buy bigger stake in Colstrip power plant for $1 Montana’s largest utility to boost stake in Colstrip coal plantlast_img read more

The P.R. Chase: Speedy P.R. Races for Every Distance

first_img8KCrazy 8s 8K Kingsport, Tenn. • July 17 It’s the “World’s Fastest 8K” because the current 8K world records were both set on this figure-eight course through the candle-lit streets of Kingsport. There is currently a $10,008 bonus for the first man or woman to break the world records. crazy8s.orgRunner-Up: Neptune Festival 8K Virginia Beach, Va. • September 24 Cruise down Atlantic Avenue along the flat coastal oceanfront of Virginia Beach, just as the summer temperatures finally start to break. neptunefestival.com 10KRural Hall Flat & Fast 10K Rural Hall, N.C. • October It’s all in the name. The venerable Twin City Track club helps organize this race near Winston-Salem that sees plenty of finishing times in the low 30-minute range. ruralhall.comRunner-Up: Capitol Hill Classic Washington, D.C. • May 15 Cruise through the flat streets around Capitol Hill with substantially smaller crowds than some of D.C.’s other road races. capitolhillclassic.com 10 mileBroad Street Ten-Mile Run Philadelphia, Pa. • May 1 Named the fastest 10-miler in the country by Runner’s World, Broad Street is also the country’s largest 10-mile race. Over 30,000 runners dash the traffic-free course from Broad Street to the Navy Yard. Broad Street has been attracting PR-hungry runners for 32 years. broadstreetrun.comRunner-Up: American Tobacco Trail 10 Miler Apex, N.C. • October Site of last year’s North Carolina State Championship 10 Mile, the race takes place on a converted rail trail. Not only is it completely level, but the greenway’s low-impact compacted soil is easy on the legs. ncroadrunners.org Half-marathonKiawah Island Half Marathon Kiawah Island, S.C. • December 11 There’s a net elevation gain of zero on this flat course that moves past coastal forests and quiet oceanside communities. With a field under 1,000 and consistently mild December temperatures, Kiawah is a place to discreetly post your best. kiawahresort.comRunner-Up: Marshall University Half Marathon Huntington, W.Va. • November 6 Huntington was once named the fattest city in America. To combat his hometown’s battle with the bulge, a family physician named Tom Dannals started a race series to help locals get active. Approaching its eighth year this fall, the Marshall University Marathon has become a PR chaser favorite for a fast and flat course in the floodplain along the Ohio River. Runners carry a football during the last 100 yards for a big finish at the university stadium. healthyhuntington.org MarathonShamrock Marathon Virginia Beach, Va. • March 20 This PR chase is a scenic out-and-back along the oceanfront. Once you round the Cape Henry Lighthouse—the oldest in the country—it’s a gradual downhill finish for the final six miles. shamrockmarathon.comRunner-Up: Potomac River Run Marathon Carderock, Md. • May 1 How can you go wrong with a race dubbed the “Easiest Marathon in America”? This one is prime for good time, taking place on the flat and extremely shaded C&O Canal Towpath just outside of D.C. The Boston qualifier also offers gorgeous views of the Potomac. mc-coop.org/marathon UltraNew River Trail 50K Fries, Va. • October 8 Most ultras include rugged terrain with plenty of incline, so if you’re looking to break into the distance or just want to shave some time, try this flat and scenic jaunt in Southwest Virginia. Ultra ace Annette Bednosky started this race on the level New River Trail—a linear state park created from a converted rail trail—a few years ago as an effort to preserve the namesake waterway. Proceeds go to a regional river keeper and all of the food served is local. ncnr.orgRunner-Up: Nashville Ultra Marathon Nashville, Tenn. • October 15 Connect the downtown greenway system and cruise along the Cumberland River at this urban ultra in Music City. nashvilleultra.com 1 2 Fasten your laces. Here are the flattest and fastest races in the region for chasing a personal best.last_img read more

6 financial perks of being young

first_imgBut despite their meager savings and pitiful paychecks, young people have lots of financial advantages, experts say. “Financial planning when you’re young makes so much sense,” says Stephanie Genkin, certified financial planner and founder of My Financial Planner, LLC in Brooklyn. Here are six financial advantages to youth. Ask any young person, and they’ll tell you that being young is hard work. continue reading » 36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Their salary is a joke. Their savings account is nonexistent. Their student loan bills are mammoth. And they have no idea how to manage their anemic assets. Being young is, like, such a bummer, dudes.last_img read more

Biden scores big early wins on Super Tuesday

first_imgFormer New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, 78, and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren were the other big names on the ballot.Despite spending record amounts of his own money on advertising, billionaire media entrepreneur Bloomberg appeared to be headed for an ugly night — despite a consolation win in tiny American Samoa in the Pacific.Stop Sanders campaign The 14 nominating contests across the country gave the dwindling field of Democratic hopefuls a giant potential haul of delegates in their marathon struggle to win the nomination — and begin campaigning in earnest against Trump.Many in the Democratic Party are desperate to stop Sanders’ strong push to win that delegate race, saying the senator will be destroyed in a general election where Trump has signaled he will brand him a socialist bent on ending the American way of life.Biden was practically counted out after a stumbling early campaign, but began to rebound with a landslide win in South Carolina last Saturday.That was followed by the coordinated decisions by two other moderate candidates — Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar — to withdraw and endorse their former rival.Bloomberg faces multiple calls from within the Democratic Party also to get out of the race and not split the centrist vote.The New York billionaire has refused, saying “We’re in it to win it.”But a weak showing on Super Tuesday would add to that pressure. Commenting on Bloomberg’s feeble Virginia results, veteran political analyst Larry Sabato asked: “A hint to say bye-bye?” Sanders fans convinced Biden is making his third bid for the White House after failed runs in 1988 and 2008. He argues that he can bring a return to “decency” after the tumultuous, scandal-plagued Trump era.Sanders’ fans are convinced that only he can take on Trump, who also defied his party’s establishment and more moderate wing four years ago to claim a surprise victory against Democratic heavyweight Hillary Clinton.”We need energy. We need excitement. I think our campaign is that campaign,” said Sanders.Supporter Jamison Hanning, a 45-year-old plastics industry technician, said he was “pretty confident” despite the Biden pushback.”I mean it is just people in the establishment being afraid of things being shaken up,” he said.Sanders backers say the time has come to fight fire with populist fire, rather than repeat the mistake of 2016 when the steady but uninspiring Clinton fell to Trump’s drama-filled, insurgent campaign.Sanders went into Super Tuesday hoping to gain a near insurmountable delegate lead, perhaps delivering a knock-out blow well ahead of the party convention in Milwaukee in July.A total of 1,357 delegates were at stake on Tuesday — a third of the nationwide total. A candidate needs 1,991 delegates to win the nomination outright.Democrats will also be looking for turnout and other signs of enthusiasm in a country deeply divided by Trump.California voter Brian Waters, 43, a former English teacher who is now a brewer, said he voted for Sanders because of his position on universal health care.But he added: “I’d vote for a burning dumpster over Trump.”Topics : The 78-year-old senator has a fervent voter base and was still expected to rack up large numbers of delegates in the biggest states of the night, Texas and California, where polls were due to close at 0400 GMT.But for Biden, 77, the early indications were that he was on for a good night in his bid to bring American politics back to the center after four years of Trump’s rightwing populism.”They haven’t buried me yet, I’m not dead. I’m back,” he said in Los Angeles. “There’s a real sense of momentum.”While Virginia and North Carolina carry more delegates, Alabama confirmed the strength of Barack Obama’s former vice president among African Americans — a vital piece in any Democratic presidential candidate’s coalition. Joe Biden took an early lead over leftist rival Bernie Sanders in the Super Tuesday contests to pick a Democratic challenger to President Donald Trump, with a trio of projected wins in Virginia, North Carolina and Alabama.As the first wave of results in the 14 states voting came in, it appeared that the centrist former vice president’s remarkable rebound from a failing campaign was gathering pace.Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist on a mission to reshape America’s economy, was projected to win as expected in his home state of Vermont.last_img read more

Cricket News Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi to be home of T10 Cricket League for next five years

first_imgThe first match of the T10 Cricket League will be held in October 2019.The first edition of the T10 Cricket League was held in 2017.Abu Dhabi will hold the next five seasons of the T10 Cricket League. Dubai: The Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi will be the new home of T10 cricket for the next five years, starting with the 2019 season. Abu Dhabi Cricket (ADC), in partnership with Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) and the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has signed a five-year agreement with the organizers of the T10 Cricket League. The shortest form of the game will now be played exclusively at Zayed Cricket Stadium. To announce the arrival of the new partnership, a T10 match was organised on the seafront of Abu Dhabi’s iconic Corniche, with T10 aces Colin Ingram, Andre Fletcher and Luke Ronchi having a bat on the beach.Saif Saeed Ghobash, Undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi, said: “Our city is a major global hub with a huge variety of attractions that cater to people of all ages and backgrounds, and the T10 tournament’s presence the city for the next five years represents an exciting opportunity to attract even more visitors from around the globe, especially those from India who represent one of DCT Abu Dhabi’s key markets.”     “T10 is fast, punchy, exciting cricket, making it perfect viewing for those of us living in the UAE,” said Aref Al-Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council.RELATED     “The decision to host T10 in Abu Dhabi is a fitting demonstration of our strategic investments in sporting infrastructure, such as training facilities and match stadiums which we’ve been making over recent years. Through bringing T10 to the capital of the nation, we hope cricket’s sporting potential can reach more audiences and introduce more players, young and old, to both cricket and to the wider forms of sport available in Abu Dhabi,” Al Awani said.     T10 was first introduced to the UAE in 2017. With eight squads vying for victory in games with an explosive pace, players featured have included Chris Gayle, Shoaib Malik, Shane Watson and Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed.     Shaji Ul Mulk, Innovator and Chairman of the T10 League, said: “T10 has landed onto the global cricket scene, and this combined partnership with Abu Dhabi Sports Council, DCT Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Cricket gives T10 a major boost in establishing itself as a credible international form of the game.”     Australian Shane Watson, who captains the Karachians, said: “T10 is one of the fastest evolving forms of cricket, and fans obviously love it. The move of the league to Abu Dhabi is a great idea, the pitches in Abu Dhabi are beautifully maintained, and as I’ve mentioned before, the conditions are the closest to those in Australia.” The first match of the T10 League 2019 will be held on October 23. highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, July 13, 2016

first_imgWellington Police Notes: Wednesday, July 13, 2016•12:24 a.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery in the 1100 E. Harvey, Wellington by a known suspect.•1:06 a.m. Daniel R. Palmer, 29, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with domestic battery.•5:16 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a bicycle in the 800 block N. Blaine, Wellington.•6:40 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a vehicle window in the 600 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•10:12 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington.•10:20 a.m. Non-Injury, private property accident in the area of Grandview Road, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Bryan A. Stewart, 48, Wellington and a fixed object/fence post.•10:47 a.m. Officers investigated a battery in the 800 block N. Jefferson, Wellington by known suspect.•7:19 p.m. Officers assisted an outside agency in the 200 block N. A, Wellington.•7:37 p.m. Officers took a report of found bicycles in the 1000 block W. 8th, Wellington.last_img read more

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