West Virginia Leaders Call for a Future Past Coal

first_imgWest Virginia Leaders Call for a Future Past Coal FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Taylor Kuykendall for SNL:West Virginia University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Joyce McConnell says the university has a moral obligation to investigate the potential for an economic future in West Virginia that could include less coal.McConnell spoke April 8 at the fifth annual National Energy Conference, hosted by the West Virginia University College of Law, which examined the downward trends in the state’s beleaguered coal industry and looked to the future of what could be done.McConnell said the writing that West Virginia’s economy needs diversification have been on the wall for a while. “We are witness to a collapse of an economy,” McConnell said.John Deskins, director of WVU’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research, said, “We have some counties that are in a Great Depression,” noting some counties have lost one-third of their jobs.He said pinning hopes on abolishing U.S. EPA rules is an ineffective solution to the problem of southern West Virginia’s coal demand due to a storm of factors including low natural gas prices, anemic international demand and geologic challenges in the region.Charles Patton, president and COO of Appalachian Power Co., a subsidiary of American Electric Power Co. Inc., said he thinks it is essentially a given there will be carbon dioxide regulations of some sort in the future.Showing a slide that projects a rapid expansion into renewables, Patton said five or six years ago he would not believe that was the sort of direction the company would move toward as quickly as it has.“We’ll continue to operate our coal fleet until about 2040,” Patton said. “The output from those plants is going to be significantly less.”Full article ($): WVU: School has moral obligation to aid state in moving beyond coallast_img read more

Fresh Ideas To Spoil Mom This Mother’s Day

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York As a thank you to everyone’s favorite superheroine, we’ve compiled a list of smart, fun, practical and elegant gifts that will show mom just how much you care and appreciate how she always saves the day. PETAL PUSHERS“The Best Mom Ever” box contains gorgeous pink peonies, relaxing bath bomb and orange burst gummies created by luxury gift company Bouquet Bar. Build your own custom gift in a designer box at a price that is right for you, $54.99-$214.99 at bouquetbar.com. Enjoy 10 percent off with special discount code: LIP10.DATE NIGHTBook those dinner reservations! UrbanSitter, a babysitting app and trusted source that helps parents with their childcare needs. Purchase a gift card and users can join by using the promo code METIME to redeem a $50 credit at urbansitter.comTHANKS FOR THE MEMORIES Boombox Memory Boxes are a special keepsake to treasure filled with custom-printed messages and photos created on 5-by-7 cards and placed  in a decorative box  of your choice. Prices range from $100  to $295. Available at boomboxgifts.comONLY THE BESTMom can indulge  in a luxurious spa day with a gift card to The Red Door Salon & Spa. Now through May 13th get up to $100 bonus spa dollars when you spend $350  or more. For more information on the Mother’s Day promo , visit TheRedDoor.com.STEP IT UPIt’s the new heel in town: “Ruth” by True gault, a  slingback shoe that is one of the hottest styles  for spring/summer  and offers a custom fit through its 3D imaging technology. There are 20-plus styles and hundreds of leathers to choose from, $250-$350.  Available at truegault.comJEWELRY THERAPYThis organic three strand diamond ring will not disappoint. Set in 14 karat yellow gold, $2,895 at fortunoff.com.DRINKS NOT INCLUDEDThis wide-brim  HAPPY HOUR straw hat by Hat Attack says what we are all thinking, $100. Available at  hatattack.comKEYS TO SUCCESSInspired by vintage typewriters and crafted with ultramodern features is the POSH AZIO Retro Classic Keyboard, available in different leathers or wood with three frame styles.  The USB model, $189.99 and Bluetooth model, $219.99. Available at aziocorp.comMOMUSCRIPT  Tough Mothers: Amazing Stories of History’s Mightiest Matriarchs is a celebration of motherhood and female achievement by Jason Porath, a former Hollywood animator and outspoken feminist who lobbied to make animated films more pro-women, $24.99. Available at rejectedprincesses.comFEM-AID RescueHer Kit is the perfect backup when you break a break a nail or smudge your makeup.  Thirty-four essentials include  cosmetics, personal care and beauty items in a compact bag that can easily fit in the car or be worn, $49.95. Available at rescueher.comTHIS GIFT’S A GODSENDLet mom feel divine with The Green Goddess Box by Box Fox that promises to help mom relax and recharge. Some treats included are a journal with brass pen, a cup of tea, chocolates, bath salts and mint foot soak, $170 at shopboxfox.com.last_img read more

Conserve and boil water advisory for Town of Chenango

first_imgThe Town says the advisory applies to Upper Front St. beginning from Forest Hills Blvd. to the Chenango Town Hall, located at 1529 NY-12. TOWN OF CHENANGO (WBNG) — All businesses and residences in the Town of Chenango are under a conserve and boil water advisory. Use bottled water certified for sale in New York State. Officials say the Boil Water Advisory is still in effect until further notice, regardless of when pressure returns. What you should do now: The Town of Chenango has ordered a conserve and boil water advisory until further notice due to a water main break in the area of the Northgate plaza. The crews are testing at least two consecutive rounds of water samples taken 24 hours apart. Use the boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice or baby formula, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and preparing food until further notice. Public Works crews are on site working to fix the problem and water pressure is being restored throughout the evening, estimated by the Town of Chenango to be finished by midnight tonight. Officials say the water system at the Northgate Plaza lost pressure due to a main line break on Saturday. 5:00 P.M. UPDATE ———————————— A public notice will be issued when the samples determine the water is safe to drink. Officials say it is possible the advisory will continue until Monday or Tuesday. Healthy individuals may bathe and shave in tap water, but be careful not to cut yourself while shaving, or ingest the water. The advisory also includes all side streets and Route 12A to IRR/Northrup Supply. Bring tap water to a boil and boil for one minute, cool before using. The Town says updates will be provided when possible.last_img read more

Stache runway fundraiser

first_imgThis year Pontiaki Estia Youth, are joining forces with Movember in order to raise funds for the worthwhile cause. Pontiaki Estia Youth hopes to assist Movember in fulfilling its vision of having an everlasting impact on the face of mens’ health, by spreading awareness. On the runway Barbara Kali’s 2012 Spring Collection, Bardot and many more designers will showcase their collection. Special guest performance by Yianna Stavrou and music for the night DJ Georgie T. Plus a Moe shave, two members volunteering to shave their moe’s, Moe raffle and many other suprises. When: Friday 30 November, at 7:30pm Where: Pontiaki Estia, 540 Sydney Rd, Brunswick Dress Code: Cocktail This is an 16+ event. Tickets: $50.00 and includes cocktail on arrival, appetisers and Stache promo bag), for tickets call Madeleine on 0488 774 211 Email: pontiakiestiayc@hotmail.com Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more