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The turbines were destined for Point Lepreau’s refurbishment project, which will extend the reactor’s life for another 25 years. The two multimillion-dollar turbines were damaged as they were lost overboard from a barge. Both of the units were loaded on transporters on the barge at the time of the incident. After recovery, they were returned to Scotland for inspection by Siemens, the manufacturer, and they were found to be largely in good shape. NB Power said in January that the nuclear refurbishment project is three to four months behind schedule, a delay that could cost the utility CDN 90 million. However, NB Power said the turbine incident has not delayed the project. The turbines are now scheduled to be fixed and returned to New Brunswick in June.
South Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine has praised expressions of solidarity from Scotland and Dumfries following Sunday’s homophobic attack in Orlando. “With other MSPs I will observe a minute’s silence in the Scottish Parliament today. These demonstrations are important but we should remember to put their sentiment into practice by condemning anti LGBT language and behaviour wherever we encounter it.” Commenting, Ms McAlpine said: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn “That is why I praise the response of Scotland and Dumfries with vigils and other expressions of solidarity . The Scottish Government flew the rainbow flag at half mast as a mark of respect and Dumfries did the same after an appeal from Richard Arkless MP. “The loss of life in Orlando is appalling, as it was in Paris and all the other hateful terrorist atrocities. Orlando is different in that it deliberately targeted gay people – it was a homophobic attack. Our response therefore should be to root out homophobia in our own communities, because as long as it exists, none of us can honestly say it could not happen here.
Share Share LocalNews Dominica Tour Operator Association to host first formal meeting by: – January 24, 2013 Tweet Sharing is caring! 41 Views no discussions Share The newly formed Dominica Tour Operator Association will host its first formal meeting on Friday, January 25th from 6pm at the Alliance Francaise in Elmshall.Some tour operators saw it fit to form an association with a view to discussing and finding possible solutions to issues affecting the industry since Carnival Cruise Lines removed Dominica from its tour list. A press release indicates that the Association has been formed and registered as non-profit organization whose mission is “to develop and foster tour operations at a high quality to achieve long term profitability for the cruise and land based markets”. Tour operators are encouraged to join the Association so that they can have “one voice, to be able to affect decision and policy makers on all issues that concerns tour operators, such as VAT, licensing, safety, cleanliness, training, premium sites and insurance,” among others.They have also elected an executive comprising of the following members;Daniel Nunez, Hibiscus Eco Tours, PresidentRenee W Aird-Douglas, Whitchurch Tours, Vice PresidentKen George Dill, KHATTS, TreasurerChriston Philip, Fun Sun, Secretary andPierre Garnier, Antilles Dominica Eco Tours, DirectorDominica Vibes News
BusinessLifestyleNewsRegionalTravel LIAT removes fuel surcharges by: Caribbean News Service – January 28, 2016 Sharing is caring! ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Jan 28 2016 – LIAT has announced the complete removal of fuel surcharges on all new tickets booked, effective 1st March 2016.Chief Executive Officer David Evans said oil is now trading at a 12-year low, ending a decade of high jet fuel costs, which has impacted the price of tickets.“We are committed to offering our customers the most affordable fares so our Finance team regularly reviews the fuel surcharge levels and whenever changes are decided upon we announce them to the market, Mr. Evans said.“In this vein, we reduced the fuel surcharge by 50 percent at the beginning of 2015 and it will now be completely removed from March 2016. This will mean that fares will fall by an average of 5 percent. So, beginning 1st March, customers will only have to pay the airfare and any applicable airport and government taxes when they book a flight.”While the price of oil has been trending downwards, Mr. Evans explained that the effects of crude oil price reductions take some time to impact on the cost of aviation fuel.“The jet fuel price to LIAT is on average 90 percent higher than the crude price and it takes on average three to six months for the crude oil price reductions to be applied in the region,” he said.Mr. Evans said the surge in oil prices since 2003 had turned fuel into one of LIAT’s largest costs. Tweet Share Share Share 431 Views no discussions
Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) TO THE EDITOR:Steve Schneemann is an excellent mayor and member of Farmington City Council who truly embodies the spirit of Farmington. He provides the leadership, proven fiscal responsibility and endless passion to continue to make Farmington one of the safest and most vibrant cities in Michigan.His community experience is unmatched. For more than 15 years, Steve has selflessly volunteered his time and talents to improve the quality of life in our town. Along the way, he has enjoyed getting to know many Farmington families. He has personally taken an interest in what is important to all of us.Not only is this valuable for the entire city of Farmington, but it is particularly useful for building consensus on city council. During his tenure on city council, Steve has consistently balanced the needs of downtown with all the neighborhoods throughout our town.Farmington is not the biggest town in Michigan. So it’s important for us to elect leadership who will deftly inspire us all to work together. Together we can continue to enjoy a reliable atmosphere of public safety, excellent fiscal health and important civic projects that will make our community more walkable. And that’s why, together, we need to re-elect Steve Schneemann to Farmington City Council.Chris HalasFarmington Reported by
While most Farmington Public Schools’ (FPS) students enjoyed a snow day on November 12, a dozen Farmington High School DECA leaders traveled to Grand Rapids for the DECA Leadership Conference at Grand Valley State University.Farmington High DECA students prepare for competition in Grand Rapids. (Contributed)During this two-day conference, students honed their competitive skills, listened to industry leaders, and developed leadership skills to share with fellow Falcons. Students also toured the Siedman School of Business, listened to Grand Valley students discuss college expectations, and learned about majoring in marketing.FHS award winners at the DECA Leadership Conference at Grand Valley State University. (Contributed)These students won awards at the Conference:Mouhamadou Ndiaye – First Place Role PlayJordyn Wilcox – First Place Test MedalNeel Soni – First Place Test MedalHussain Kapasi – First Place Test MedalAmna Khan – Both First Place Role Play and First place Resr MedalTyler Klimas – Both First Place Role Play and First place Resr MedalTo learn more about DECA, a national career and technical education organization, visit deca.org. Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)
BACOLOD City – A buy-bust operation in Barangay Zone 10, Talisay City, Negros Occidental led to the arrest of a man tagged as the Top 2 drug personality in Region 6. The suspect was detained in the lockup cell of the Talisay City police station. Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against him./PN Duadores was nabbed after he sold suspected illegal drugs to an undercover officer for P33, 500 around 1:50 p.m. on Aug. 16, it added. Suspected shabu weighing about 15 grams valued at around P105,000 was seized from 43-year-old Raphy Duadores of Barangay 2 here, a police report showed.
This accusation comes days after James was rumored to be behind the firing of former-Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt.LeBron allegedly wanted Blatt fired early in the 2014-2015 season, but General Manager David Griffin and owner Dan Gilbert would not give in to the demands.If Katz’s accusation of LeBron wanting Spoesltra fired are true, it may have been a factor in LeBron choosing to leave Miami in the summer of 2014 and return home to Cleveland. When LeBron was asked if he had anything to do with Blatt’s firing on Friday, he said “I found out at the same time as everybody else.” Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. Matt Medley Miami Heat minority owner Raanan Katz took to the radio airwaves to reveal some information about LeBron James and his relationship with Head Coach Erik Spoesltra, who James played for from 2010-2014. Related TopicsCavsCleveland CavaliersDavid BlattErik SpoelstraLebron JamesMiami HeatNBA
nbodnar1 Head coach Hue Jackson told the media today and Mary Kay Cabot, the Browns beat writer for Cleveland.com, that the Cleveland Browns will have their starting quarterback named before the first preseason game.Hue Jax on when he’ll name QB: “It’s going to be before the first preseason game”— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) July 28, 2016The Browns have four quarterbacks on the roster all fighting for the starting job. Robert Griffin III, Josh McCown, Austin Davis and rookie third round pick Cody Kessler.It shouldn’t be a surprise that quarterback Robert Griffin III will win the starting job. Griffin could potentially be the future for this organization and head coach Hue Jackson is very comfortable with what he has done so far in camp.The team plays the Green Bay Packers on August 11th, so expect the starting quarterback to be named in the next week. Related TopicsCleveland BrownsHue Jackson