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A glance at Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s incendiary words

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia is likely to be stripped of her committee assignments by the House Democratic majority over her past remarks. Greene is new to politics and has a well-documented history of racist remarks and of embracing conspiracy theories before her 2020 election. She has also endorsed violence against leading Democratic officials. She once floated the possibility that California wildfires were set by “lasers or blue beams of light” shot down from space. Greene was labeled  a “future Republican Star” by former President Donald Trump, whose political style she emulates.last_img

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Time to shut down the United Nations

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion One can only hope that Trump’s greatest accomplishment will be closing the cesspool known as the United Nations. Instead of giving voice to all nations, large all small, they have taken on the task of eliminating Israel. Syria gases innocent citizens, silence — drinks and dinners as usual. Israel bombs a military site — emergency meeting. Please, President Trump, hang a closed sign on the United Nations. Geraldine KrawitzSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

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Rolls-Royce to install energy management system on nine Havila vessels

first_imgRolls-Royce Commercial Marine has been awarded a contract to install its energy management system (EMS) across nine vessels in the Havila Shipping fleet.Illusration; One of Havila’s vessels; Image by: Mark Harkin; Source: Wikimedia – under the CC BY 2.0 licenseRolls-Royce said on Tuesday that the energy management system would be installed on four anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) ships, four platform supply vessels (PSV), and one rescue and recovery vessel (RRV).The company said that the installations on Havila’s fleet were scheduled to be up and running by March 1, 2019.The EMS was first introduced in November 2017 by Rolls-Royce as part of a suite of vessel intelligent asset management products and has since then been installed on over 50 vessels.A key benefit of the EMS is that a ship’s crew can see the effect that running machinery has on fuel consumption in real-time.The system’s sensors assess fuel consumption against, amongst other things, vessel speed, electrical load and the relationship between propeller pitch and RPM. Existing DP sensors are also used to calculate the external forces – wind speed and wave force – acting on the vessel.Olav Haug Vikebakk, deputy managing director, Havila Shipping, said: “Our vessels operate various Rolls-Royce propulsion and machinery systems, so its EMS is a perfect fit for us.“The tool allows us to implement operational changes in real-time to immediately reduce fuel consumption and reduce unnecessary running hours on equipment like generators.”Marco Camporeale, general manager of ISM solutions at Rolls-Royce, added: “The Rolls-Royce EMS allows all parties to more fully understand the performance of their vessels. The technology is applicable to any vessel-type operating equipment from any manufacturer.”“While it is too early to evaluate the operational and performance data for the first Havila ship, Rolls-Royce has EMS customers reporting annual fuel savings of up to 20%,” the company said.last_img read more

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Loan sharks circle poor

first_imgStuff.co.nz 21 December 2013Christchurch’s most at-risk residents are being targeted by dodgy lenders and by mobile-truck shops, with some scouting for sales outside welfare agencies, the City Missioner says.Michael Gorman is calling for tougher laws on high-interest payday loan companies after a resident visited the City Mission seeking help for what he says was “one of the worst loan schemes we’ve ever seen”.He also sought a tightening of rules around mobile-truck shops, saying his staff frequently noticed lenders parked up outside the building trying to attract customers.Mission social worker Connie Smart said a desperate mother-of-four recently visited the mission unable to repay a credit from an online short-term loan company.She had borrowed just over $500, but was faced with an annual interest rate of 584 per cent, to be paid over three weeks – accruing her almost as much as she borrowed in interest.A clause in the contract granted the loan company legal power of attorney to take 20 per cent of her income directly from her employers if she defaulted on a payment, until the loan was paid.http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/9542137/Loan-sharks-circle-poorlast_img read more

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ICC World Cup Ben Stokes likely to be knighted for his World Cup heroics

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. London: England’s World Cup hero Ben Stokes is likely to be bestowed with knighthood for his sensational performance in the summit clash against New Zealand which helped the hosts claim their maiden title in the ICC’s 50-over showpiece event. Stokes smashed an unbeaten 84 off 98 balls to help England tie the final match at the Lord’s on Sunday. He then scored eight in the Super Over which also ended in a tie. England were then adjudged World Cup winners on the basis of boundary count.Stokes’ World Cup heroics impressed Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, the two contenders to be the next prime minister of the UK.”I will give dukedoms, whatever – I will go to the maximum, to, what, the Garter King of Arms,” said Johnson, the frontrunner to replace Theresa May as Britain’s PM, during a series of rapid-fire ‘yes or no’ questions at the end of leadership debate hosted by The Sun and talkRADIO.Asked if Stokes deserves knighthood, Johnson said, “Yes is the answer, absolutely.”When Hunt was asked the same question, he replied succinctly: “Of course”.Eleven English cricketers have been knighted for services to cricket till now with former Test and ODI skipper Alastair Cook being the last to be conferred with the honour.The 28-year-old Stokes had missed the 2017-18 Ashes due to a pending investigation into his role in a fight in Bristol that had left a man in hospital with facial injuries. He was later found not guilty of affray.Stokes went on to redeem himself with a superlative performance at the World Cup, amassing 465 runs and claiming seven wickets for England.His performance was lauded by England captain Eoin Morgan, who described him as “extraordinary” and “superhuman”. last_img read more

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Wellington City proposes water conservation measures including exchanges, rebates and ascending water rates

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — With the ongoing drought the past four years, the Wellington City Council is looking into various water conservation measures to help decrease the amount of water consumed by its city customers.Upon the recommendations of a water conservation committee, the city is proposing three conservation measures:1. Changing out water-saving devices such as faucet and shower heads with new low-flow devices offered by the city at no charge.2. Revising the water rate structure in which rates will increase with the increased amount of water used, as opposed to decreasing rates. 3. Offering water saving rebates for people switching out toilets to new low-flow toilets that meet specific criteria.At the current time, these are simply proposals. The council is currently looking for public input before initiating such proposals.While the city council and staff continues to do feasibility studies to find more water sources such as water wells, pumping at Chickaskia river, etc., the council has also been studying city water consumption.Wellington City Council member Kelly Green, who chairs the conservation committee, approached the council in a special meeting on April 29 with these solution.In the first option, she is recommending the city purchase 200 low-flow shower heads and 200 low-flow aerators in which citizens will go to the city office and exchange their old shower and faucet heads.The second option is a bit more complicated, but water rates would be in ascending order instead of descending in order to encourage water conservation. Currently, rates are based on the amount consumed, the more you use the more your rates will go down based on bulk rate pricing. The proposal is, the more water a customer consumes the rates will increase.Wellington City Manager Gus Collins said staff recommends the first 2,000 gallons be $10 and a slight increase on the next three different rate tiers.“The majority of our customers use between 0 and 18,000 gallons for residential,” Collins said in the April 29 Special Meeting minutes.Staff is recommending $3.39/per thousand from 2 to 10,000 gallons and then 10 cent increments from 10,000 to 40,000 gallons. Anything in excess of 40,000 gallons would be $3.59.As far as the third option, if customers change out their old toilets for low-flow conservation ones, then they will receive a $50 rebate.“The Water Conservation Committee is working to address the three parts of the water conservation program to help ensure the longevity of our public water supply for current and future generations,” said Cody Sims, Wellington Economic Development Director. “The city is working diligently to identify and establish new water supplies to help supplement our lake, our existing wells, and our river source.“Water conservation is not unique to Wellington, as municipalities throughout Kansas (and the Great Plains/Mountain Regions) are working to offset greater risks to public water supplies that are being stressed by the drought we have been in for the last couple of years.”Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (27) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down South Haven Hick · 324 weeks ago Don’t even THINK of talking to me about low flow toilets. That is what I got when a contractor rebuilt a stool in my home before I moved, and I found out last fall by accident when I put in another rebuild kit because the stool leaked the adjustment was never made to bring the level up for a complete flush. My water bill has been down for six months by $20.00 a month. Report Reply 0 replies · active 324 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down john · 324 weeks ago I will take option 4. Quit selling water to fracking companies Report Reply 1 reply · active 324 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down waytogo · 324 weeks ago Way to go Wellington. It is about time we get on the ball. I think also if you put a limit on when people watered their yards with water sprinklers. In the part of Wichita that I live in you can only water on certain days. Report Reply 0 replies · active 324 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down VOTE NO SKLBOND · 324 weeks ago Penny’s diner was sure watering the highway the other day is you sat there long enough at the light you got a free car wash. Those are the ones you should be confronting running water out into the street and watering while its raining. Report Reply 0 replies · active 324 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Drowning · 324 weeks ago Oh Boy did you “City of Wellington” open a big can of worms! This is nothing new to the residents of Wellington. We have know about the water shortage for years but every time we get a big rain then life is good. Might as well get it out know how much of a tax increase are you going to need to fix this problem? Report Reply 0 replies · active 324 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Larry · 324 weeks ago Where I live in New Mexico, they put in restrictions and also asked the citizens to help and conserve water. The citizens did such a great job that the water companies revenue income was so bad that they were going in the red, thanks to the saving of water. The company fixed that and raised the water rates by 8 dollars a month on each house hold to get there revenues back up. That’s how you thank them for doing there part. Report Reply 0 replies · active 324 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down jim · 324 weeks ago Stop rampant golf course consumption of reources – natural and monetary. Report Reply 16 replies · active 323 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Misinformation? · 324 weeks ago Wait, so you are telling me that someone might have jumped to conclusions without having all of the information? Hard to fathom. Report Reply 0 replies · active 324 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down VOTE NO SKLBOND · 324 weeks ago This is exactly why GUS/City water superintendent should not have allowed water to be sold to the FRACKING COMPANY. What an ignorant move that was. Report Reply 0 replies · active 324 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 324 weeks ago Just tell everyone “it’s to keep the kids safe”. That seems to do it every time. 😉 Report Reply 0 replies · active 324 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. 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