first_imgAfter a vote, the 226 Members of Parliament voted in favour of the appropriations bill being read for the first time, while 90 voted against the bill being read.  The minister said: “Althoughgovernment has committed R23 billion to be allocated to Eskom over the nextthree years, Eskom’s funding plan is dependent on their ability to raiseadditional financing from the market, which in turn requires them to be a goingconcern.  Finance and Policy He continued: “Therefore the special appropriations bill requests approvals of additional financial support for Eskom as follows: an additional R26 billion in 2019/20 financial year and…R33 billion in the 2020/21 financial year. However, the future sustainability of Eskom will have to address the debt and the restructuring of Eskom.” Read more on: Will a special bill save South Africa’s Eskom? He said given therisks to the economy of the systemic failure if Eskom were to collapse,government is urgently working to stabilise the institution while developing abroad strategy for its future.  AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Featured image: Eskom UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Eskom presents the biggest risk Mboweni stated this when he was introducing the Special Appropriations Bill aimed at assisting Eskom with additional financial support during a sitting of the National Assembly on Tuesday.  South Africa’s finance minister, Tito Mboweni, has proposed additional funding support of R59 billion over the next two financial years to help the embattled power utility, Eskom, meet its financial obligations.  The Minister’s proposal comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced during his State of the Nation Address in February that Eskom was in a crisis and required additional support to improve its balance sheet.  Generationcenter_img “As it stands, Eskom is not financially sustainable based on its current high levels of debt and its inability to generate sufficient revenue to meet its operational and capital obligations which exposes the entity to higher levels of liquidity and balance sheet risks.”  RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “At a strategic level, we must thus face the reality that large vertically integrated energy company is an outdated model in a changing industry, both domestically and internationally.” Story source: SANews.gov.za and edited by ESI Africa TAGSEskomfinance & investmentSouth Africa Previous articleKangnas Wind Farm celebrates two major construction milestonesNext articleMIGA guarantees KaXu Solar One in South Africa Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. “It is thereforeimportant to note that the proposed financial support for 2019/20 and 2020/21financial years addresses the going concern status and enables Eskom to honourits obligations.” Mboweni noted: “Eskomfaces serious financial and operational challenges, which to a large extentwere caused by governance challenges that are playing themselves out at theZondo Commission.  Introducing the firstreading of the Special Appropriation Bill to the National Assembly on Tuesday,Mboweni said Eskom presents the biggest risk to the fiscal framework because ofits financial difficulties and its negative impact on the lives of ordinarySouth Africans.  BRICS Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter He added: “Therefore,without major changes to Eskom’s business model and financial assistance beingprovided by government, the company will be unable to meet its financialobligations for the 2019/ 20 financial year. last_img read more

first_imgReach Patricia Beech at 937-544-2391 or at [email protected] Reach Patricia Beech at 937-544-2391 or at [email protected] HomeNewsFormer Commissioner passes away Former Adams County Commissioner passed away on Aug. 18 at the age of 77. – Courtesy photo Top Searches Top Searches PARK FOR OLIVPastorInter Former Adams County Commissioner passed away on Aug. 18 at the age of 77. https://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Bill-Seaman.jpgFormer Adams County Commissioner passed away on Aug. 18 at the age of 77. Courtesy photo Present Commissioners declare period of mourningBy Patricia [email protected] By Patricia Beech – [email protected] Former Commissioner passes awaySeptember 1, 2015Peoples DefenderNews, Top Stories0 Present Commissioners declare period of mourning Former Adams County Commissioner and Tiffin Township Trustee Bill Seaman passed away on Tuesday, August 18. He was 77 years old.The Adams County Commissioners declared a period of county-wide mourning and released a statement reading,”The Board of County Commissioners joins our elected colleagues and staff as we send our deepest sympathy to the family of Commissioner Bill Seaman. Commissioner Seaman was a true public servant and his legacy will live on for many years to come. May he rest in peace.”Traditional black mourning ribbons were placed on the courthouse and on the commissioner’s office door. Becky Brodt, Clerk of the Commissioners Board, and Rick Setty lowered the flag to half mast.Mr. Seaman served three terms as commissioner (1993-97/1999-02/2003-06). Fellow commissioners who served with him were Roger Rhonemus and John Cluxton.He was a widely respected citizen of the county and friends and colleagues described him as a good and decent man who was easy to work with and who always tried to put people at ease. He leaves a rich legacy of service, leadership and friendship.His friend and fellow commissioner, Roger Rhonemus described him as a man who cared for people and put people first. “We were in opposite political parties,” said Rhonemus, “I’d tease him about being a Democrat, but there was no malice, it was all in fun,” he added. “I counted it an honor to be called his friend.”Judge Brett Spencer echoed those sentiments. “I had the pleasure of serving as a judge when Bill was commissioner and he always invited open communications,” said Spencer. “He was always straightforward, and whatever he said you could take it to the bank. He was also a great steward of the land and he was faithful in his family, his faith, and in his county, and he was my friend.”Commissioner Seaman was born on April 20, 1938 to Richard and Louise (Robe) Seaman in West Union. He leaves behind his wife, Doris, one son, Ashley, his brother Richard and his sister Sue Lewis, several nieces and nephews and many friends. 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first_img Previous articleEx-West New York Commissioner Vargas gets 3 years probation for equity skimmingNext articleForward Together Hoboken BOE slate event brings out Zimmer, council members John Heinis Crime State Senator (D-32)/North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco called leading Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy “our next governor” as the two expressed mutual admiration at the annual mayor’s ball at the Venetian catering hall. [fve]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXZpC5xbzNA&feature=youtu.be[/fve]” … To all of the elected officials, to the county executive, I’m incredibly honored by your support, by our friendship, by our common bond in policy: let’s try to make this a better state. I’m thrilled to be here,” Murphy said when recognizing his endorsement from the Hudson County Democratic Organization.The former U.S. Ambassador to Germany, who said he was “seriously” considering a run for governor when he attended Sacco’s mayoral victory party in May 2015, explained the relationship he’s built with the Hudson County mainstay.“I started going to North Bergen several years ago and several things attracted me: Number 1, I started having conversations with the man to my left, as deep conversations about education as I’ve had with anyone in this state,” explained Murphy.Sacco also serves as the director of secondary and elementary education in the North Bergen school district.“Another thing that startled me was the quality of life. It’s an extraordinary community, Hudson is a county that works. I called it the other day a heart beat of this state and the heart beats no stronger than it does in North Bergen. Witness this evening, which is extraordinary.”As usual, the annual Sacco mayoral ball was jam packed, with over a 1,000 people in attendance that ranged from elected officials, politicos, police officers, teachers and essentially the who’s who of the New Jersey political arena.When the man of the hour grabbed the microphone, he explained that it was a priority for the vast majority of the power brokers in the state to get a Democrat back to Drumthwacket.“It became important to North Bergen and Hudson County and the State of New Jersey to elect a man who cares for us and understands our needs. Tonight, we just endorsed that man who will go on to become the governor and take the state out of the doldrums that we are in right now to a future where we belong,” said Sacco.“I thank him for being here, he’s been here in the past, but tonight he becomes our leader as we move forward. So Phil Murphy, congratulations on becoming the next governor, next year,” he added.Speaking one-on-one with Hudson County View, Sacco called Murphy “the light at the end of the tunnel.”“I look at this like a light at the end of the tunnel: we’re here now, we’re moving forward, we know we can make New Jersey great we have the candidate to do it and the candidate is Phil Murphy and he’s here with me now.”The fundraiser marked the end of a truly spectacular eight day-period for Murphy, which began last Wednesday when Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop (who showed up for the cocktail hour) unexpectedly decided not to run for governor and seek re-election.Then yesterday, hours before the former Goldman Sachs executive earned endorsements from Hudson, Bergen, Passaic, Monmouth, Hunterdon, Warren and Sussex Counties, state Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) followed Fulop’s lead and decided to run for his Senate seat again.Murphy told us that garnering massive support from the top Democrats in the state in such a short period of time, eight months ahead of the June 2017 primary election, has been a humbling experience.“We take nothing for granted. First of all, I’m incredibly grateful for the support that we’ve received this week, it’s overwhelming in many respects,” Murphy stated.“But I also have to say that we wake up tomorrow morning and put one foot in front of the other, we want to continue to be going to the voters, talking with them, hearing their concerns and every single day trying to come up with the game plan to make New Jersey as good as it can be.”While Murphy has all but secured the Democratic nomination for governor, he said he welcomes challenges from state Senator Ray Lesniak (D-20) and Assemblyman John Wisniewksi (D-19) – who have both still expressed an interest in seeking the state’s top elected office, despite Murphy recently steamrolling the competition.“I hope they do [decide to run]. I think a contested primary where we’re discussing real issues and discussing respective visions for the state is good for our party and good for New Jersey. So I hope wish them both well and if they come into the race I would welcome that,” he said.The nearly impossible to remember laundry list of guests in attendance included U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8), Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez (both D-32), state Senator Sandra Cunningham, Assemblyman Nick Chiaravalloti (both D-31), state Senator Richard Codey (D-27), Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-33), Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari, Statewide/Passaic County Democratic Chairman John Currie, Bergen County Democratic Chairman Lou Stellato, Guttenberg Mayor Gerald Drasheff, Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, West New York Commissioners Cosmo Cirillo, Sue Colacurcio and Margarita Guzman, all four North Bergen commissioners, Freeholders Kenny Kopacz (D-1), Bill O’Dea (D-2), Anthony Romano (D-5) and Anthony Vainieri (D-8), Guttenberg council members John Habermann, Wayne Zitt and Monica Fundora, former state Senate Majority Leader Bernie Kenny, West New York BOE Trustees Adam Parkinson, David Morel and Jonathan Castaneda, Jersey City Democratic Organization Chairman Shawn “Sully” Thomas-Sullivan, Hoboken Democratic Committee Secretary Joe Branco, former West New York Mayor Sal Vega, among many, many others. TAGSalbio siresHCDOnick sacconick sacco mayor’s ballphil murphytom degisevincent prieto SHARE Facebook Twitter By John Heinis – October 7, 2016 10:06 am 0 NewsNorth Bergen/Guttenberg Sacco, ‘our next governor’ Murphy show mutual admiration at mayor’s ball Bayonne Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Police: 45-year-old man arrested for attempting to have sex with 15-year-old girl in Secaucus Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say Bayonne RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their networklast_img read more

first_img Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Ottawa, ON— Keean White of Cambridge, ON, and Ian Millar of Perth, ON, will be Canada’s two representatives at the 2009 FEI World Cup Final in Las Vegas, NV, from April 15–19, 2009.White won the Canadian World Cup League with a total of 53 points to secure his invitation while Millar, who finished third in the Canadian League with 49 points, was invited after runner-up Yann Candele declined.  White will be making his World Cup Final debut while Millar is already a World Cup record holder, having been the first rider to score back-to-back World Cup Final victories in 1988 and 1989 with the legendary Big Ben.White’s best finish of the season came in the $100,000 Marquest World Cup Grand Prix in Palgrave, ON, where he finished second for a total of 17 World Cup points riding Celena Z, a nine-year-old Zangersheide mare sired by Cumano and owned by Ashland Group and Angelstone Farms.  The pair also finished fourth in the World Cup qualifying event at L’International Bromont in Bromont, QC, for an additional 15 points.Millar’s top performance was a win in the $100,000 Canada Cup World Cup Grand Prix at the CSI-W Tournament of Champions in Palgrave, ON, in September.  Riding his Olympic mount, In Style, a 14-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Susan Grange and Lothlorien Farm, Millar earned the maximum 20 points.Jill Henselwood of Oxford Mills, ON, tied with Millar for third place in the Canadian World Cup League standings with a total of 49 points.  The tie was broken in favour of Millar as he had won a World Cup qualifying event while Henselwood’s best placing was a third place finish in the $50,000 Strongid C 2X World Cup Grand Prix in Thermal, CA, this winter.The Canadian World Cup League closed on March 29, 2009, when the final World Cup qualifying events were held in the U.S. West Coast and East Coast Leagues.Final Canadian League World Cup StandingsPlacing / Rider / Points1 / Keean White / 532 / Yann Candele / 523 / Ian Millar / 49     Jill Henselwood / 495 / Jenn Serek / 456 / Eric Lamaze / 447 / Amy Millar / 388 / Jonathon Millar / 379 / John Pearce / 3610 / Erynn Ballard / 32last_img read more

first_imgPaul McCartney was attending his stepson’s graduation party at the Interlachen Country Club in Winter Park, Florida this past Saturday when he had a little surprise for the audience. As local band Josh Walther & The Phase5 attempted Beatles classic “I Saw Her Standing There,” Macca took the lead on vocals.Walther posted on his Facebook page the night of the gig:“Just a little nervous about our gig tonight. I am never one to be nervous before a show. However, tonight we are playing for one of my musical heroes and his family. Actually, I think it’s safe to say that he might be the world’s biggest living musical hero. Hopefully I can get through it without falling down or saying anything to embarrass myself or the rest of the band. LOL. Positive thoughts needed from all of my friends smile emoticon Can’t say who until tomorrow. I’ll just say ?#?MaybeImAmazed? I really am. Shocked, stoked, honored, terrified, but mostly AMAZED!”McCartney approached the band and asked if he could sit-in after the first set. He really wanted to play “I Saw Her Standing There” but they didn’t know it, so they quickly learned it. “Our piano player pulled up a chart off the internet and we just totally winged it. It turned out great,” Walther told the Examiner. Walther said he was extremely complimentary of the band, talked to each of them individually and gave them personal hugs and handshakes. He called him a “super nice guy and very unassuming. He seemed to want to hang out more with us, but his wife wouldn’t have it.”[Via JamBase]last_img read more

first_imgHARVARD LGBT REUNION EVENT SET FOR SEPTEMBER“From the Closet to a Place at the Table: Celebrating 25 Years of the Harvard Gay & Lesbian Caucus” — the first-ever, all-school, all-class reunion weekend for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) alumni/ae, faculty, staff, and students — will be held Sept. 26-28. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Alumni Association, the three-day reunion will include symposia, parties, and social events to celebrate the caucus’s 25 years of advocating for Harvard’s LGBT community. For more information, visit http://hglc.org.REISCHAUER INSTITUTE SEEKS PAPERS ON JAPAN-RELATED TOPICSThe Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies of Harvard University is currently accepting submissions for its 2008 Noma-Reischauer Prizes in Japanese Studies, given to the undergraduate and graduate student with the best essays on Japan-related topics. The undergraduate award is $2,000 and the graduate award is $3,000. The deadline for submission is June 30.Papers written this academic year are eligible, including course and seminar papers, B.A. or M.A. theses, or essays written specifically for the competition. Doctoral dissertations, as such, however, are excluded from consideration. For application guidelines and further information, visit http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~rijs or call (617) 495-3220.HMNH PUBLICATION CAPTURES PRIZEThe Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH) recently picked up a second-place prize for its “Programs, Lectures, and Events Guide” in the New England Museum Association’s 2008 publications awards competition. The HMNH publication shared the prize with the Fuller Craft Museum of Brockton, Mass. Additionally, HMNH’s “Teachers Guide to School Programs” won an honorable mention in the educational publications, materials, and kits category.This annual award program recognizes excellence in design, production, and effective communication in all aspects of museum publishing. A panel judged the entries, which included 180 publications from 66 museums in New England.In other museum news, HMNH is just one of four Massachusetts institutions recently selected for Bank of America’s “Museums on Us” campaign. The program provides free admission to Bank of America cardholders during the first full weekend of every month, all year long. The next two “Museums on Us” weekends are July 5-6 and Aug. 2-3. For more information, call (617) 495-3045 or visit http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu.— Compiled by Andrew Brookslast_img read more

first_imgThe event also had a greater purpose – providing important healthcare services to children in need from the community.Through a partnership with Capital Area Health Network (CAHN), children were able to take part in free health screenings, including vision and dental. Referrals were available to CAHN physicians for those children needing follow-up care.“We love that our NASCAR drivers come out to events like our Speediatrics Fun Day Festival in support of the kids here in the Richmond community,” The NASCAR Foundation Executive Director Nichole Krieger said. “It means a lot to us that they share our passion for providing these important healthcare services to children in our NASCAR communities who need it most.”MORE: The Speediatrics programGragson, Bell and Hemric are all leading into an important race weekend in Richmond. Gragson is making his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut in Friday’s ToyotaCare 250. Bell is in his first season driving Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 in the series.Hemric is competing in the Xfinity Series’ Dash 4 Cash and will also make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut on Saturday night.In addition to hosting the Speediatrics Fun Day Festival, The NASCAR Foundation is also providing a $20,000 grant to Capital Area Health Network to help provide medical services to children in need in the Richmond area through their mobile health program. RICHMOND, Va. — Before the excitement of this weekend’s on-track activity began at Richmond Raceway, The NASCAR Foundation was in town Thursday to inspire children in the community to live a healthy lifestyle by staying active and eating well, and in the process, have fun.Thursday’s second annual Speediatrics Fun Day Festival in Richmond was an initiative of The NASCAR Foundation’s Speediatrics Children’s Fund, which supports needs expressed by hospitals, specialty clinics, camps and other organizations providing medical and health care services in NASCAR racing communities.RELATED: Learn more about The NASCAR FoundationToyota Racing drivers Noah Gragson and Christopher Bell participated in the festival, as well as Richard Childress Racing driver Daniel Hemric. The up-and-coming drivers reflected on their own racing experiences and spoke to children in attendance about the importance of staying fit off the track to their success on the track.They also showed their competitive nature and competed alongside The NASCAR Foundation mascots Chase and Victory Lane, as well as two members of the Toyota Camry Crew in NASCAR-themed field day activities.last_img read more

first_imgAmy also shared Dale’s reaction from when she first told him.https://www.instagram.com/p/B94Py_MHiV3/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_linkCongratulations to the Earnhardt family. Two-time Daytona 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. is set to become a two-time father.Earnhardt and wife Amy are expecting their second child, breaking the news with a special message from their 1-year-old daughter, Isla Rose, on Instagram.last_img

first_img Visitation for family and friends will be on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. Service to Honor Marion’s life will be celebrated at 2:00 PM Sunday, January 8, 2017 in the Thompson Memorial Chapel at Clayton Thompson. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. He was preceded in death by his parents, his eleven siblings and his wife, Lois Thibodeaux.Marion is survived by his two sons, Nathan Thibodeaux and wife, Yolanda of Fannett, Terry Thibodeaux of Kingwood; his three daughters, Cammie Klinkhammer of Port Neches, Deborah Peltier and husband, Alton of Lumberton, Delores Camp and husband, Jay of Beaumont. He is also survived by his thirteen grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one great-great grandson.center_img Marion Thibodeaux, 88, of Port Arthur passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas.He was born on December 3, 1928 in Mamou, Louisiana. Marion has been a resident of the area since 1951. He retired from Sunbeam/Holsum Bakery as a bread salesman after 26 years of service.last_img read more

first_imgIf you live in the Shawnee Mission area, you’ve got it about as good as it gets in the state of Kansas, according to a new set of rankings from the website Niche.Eight of the top ten slots in the website’s 2018 Best Places to Live in Kansas rankings are filled with Shawnee Mission area cities. The top ten are:LeawoodPrairie VillageOverland ParkWestwoodFairwayLenexaLawrenceShawneeOlatheMission HillsOther northeast Johnson County cities fared well in the rankings as well, with Mission coming in at spot 11, Roeland Park at 14 and Merriam at 19.Niche based the rankings on a variety of factors, including quality of public schools, crime rates, affordability of house, cost of living and the job market.Niche, a data-driven analysis project originally started out of Carnegie Mellon University, has looked favorably on the Shawnee Mission area in other ranking sets as well, recently naming Overland Park the second best city in the country to buy a house.You can see the full set of rankings of for the 2018 Best Places to Live in Kansas here.last_img read more