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Alabama seats 11th bishop

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Rev. Henry N. Parsley Jr., right, 10th bishop of Alabama, presents the Rt. Rev. John McKee Sloan with the symbol of office, a silver-tipped crozier first carried by Alabama Bishop Richard Hooker Wilmer in the 19th century. Photo/Diocese of Alabama[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. John McKee Sloan was seated Jan. 7 as 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama.The service for Sloan, who had been the bishop suffragan of the diocese since 2008, took place at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori officiated at the service. She had also been Sloan’s chief consecrator in 2008.The Rt. Rev. Henry N. Parsley Jr., 10th bishop of Alabama, presented Sloan with the symbol of office, a silver-tipped crozier first carried by Alabama Bishop Richard Hooker Wilmer in the 19th century.Diocese of Mississippi Bishop Duncan Gray preached and jokingly called Sloan, originally from Mississippi, a missionary to Alabama who “went native.”Noting Sloan’s reputation as a storyteller, in the tradition of so many Mississippi authors, he called upon Sloan to continue telling the story of Christ and his people: “Who we are, where we come from, and what we are called to become.”“Continue to tell the stories of human foibles and God’s holy and mysterious grace,” he concluded, according to a diocesan story about the service. “Tell the stories, my brother, so that the Word becomes flesh and dwells among us.”The reader of the Old Testament Lesson was Zach Woolley, who has been a camper and a staff member of Special Session at Alabama’s Camp McDowell. The Special Session program, which Sloan inaugurated and continues to co-direct, is designed for summer campers with mental and physical disabilities.Alleen Cater, who directed the Transition Committee, read the New Testament lesson.The liturgy opened with preludes for organ and brass under the direction of Dr. Stephen G. Schaeffer, the cathedral’s music director and organist. The cathedral choir sang anthems, including a solo by Amberlyn Richardson on “Prayer of the Venerable Bede” by Richard Proulx.Twenty-five Episcopal Church bishops, in Sloan’s words, “from Maine to Oklahoma and everywhere in between,” participated. Also attending were dignitaries from area churches, including the Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Evangelical Lutheran Church, AME Zion and Christian Methodist Episcopal denominations; rabbis from area synagogues; and Birmingham Mayor William A. Bell Sr.Jefferts Schori spent the afternoon after the service with visitors at Trinity Commons, the home of Episcopal campus ministries in Birmingham.On Friday, she met with health and medical researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “It was a fascinating conversation,” she told diocesan clergy at a luncheon that day, according to the diocesan news story. She said their 90-minute conversation focused on “the interface of their science and their faith.”She said the discussion touched on faith in issues of death and dying. She was especially struck, she said, by questions raised about the legacy of racism in medical research and how it affects the recruitment of African Americans in clinical research trials.Sloan, 56, has been bishop suffragan of Alabama since 2008. He was elected bishop diocesan in July 2011. He is the former rector of St. Thomas Church in Huntsville, and before that served churches in his native Mississippi. He is also a member of the Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. He is married to the former Tina Marie Brown. Their children, Mary Nell and McKee, led the recitation of the Psalm in the service.The Diocese of Alabama includes 34,000 members in 90 congregations, covering north and central Alabama and the Black Belt region. The diocese has three campus ministry centers and eight campus chaplains. The diocese has established 11 new Episcopal churches since 1990. It is active in a number of ministries of outreach including significant work in Haiti.Links to photo and video coverage of the Jan. 7 event is available at the end of the diocesan news story here. Alabama seats 11th bishop Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NClast_img read more


Visit the Lost City of the Incas – and raise funds for cancer prevention

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: adventure fundraising Events Facebook Advertisement Contact: Andy Wilks on 020 7343 4273E-mail: [email protected] immediate releaseIntrepid travellers are being offered the chance of a lifetime to visit one of the wonders of the world as part of a fundraising expedition for World Cancer Research Fund.The charity – which funds cancer prevention research and education – is offering places on three trips to see the ruins of Machu Picchu, high in the Peruvian Andes.Trekkers only need a £450 registration fee to reserve a place and then raise £3,395 in sponsorship before setting out on a ten-day journey to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site.The hike follows a different route to the extremely busy Inca Trail and will take participants off the beaten track to witness life in the Andes as it has existed for centuries, as well as some of the most spectacular scenery the mountains have to offer.Included in the itinerary – apart from seeing the famous ruins – will be time exploring in and around the Inca capital Cusco while acclimatising to the altitude, visiting the isolated and unspoilt Lares valley and stopping off at hot springs 2,670m (8,760ft) up in the Andes with views over snowy peaks and glaciers.Three trips are being organised in 2011 – May 19 to 28, September 30 to October 9 and October 14 to 23. Each expedition will consist of 30 travellers.Sian Fraser, WCRF Events Fundraiser, said: “Machu Picchu is an amazing wonder to visit and we are offering the chance for someone to do that for a minimal amount while raising cash for cancer prevention.“Once you raise the sponsorship you don’t have to worry about paying for anything else – flights, accommodation or food.“The money you raise will go to vital research as well as our education programme which helps people develop healthy habits to reduce their risk from cancer. This is important because scientists believe a third of cancers could be prevented.”Sited on a 2,430m (7,970ft) mountain ridge above the Urubamba River, the ‘city’ is thought to have been built for a 15th century Inca emperor but abandoned 100 years later, when the inhabitants probably succumbed to smallpox.‘Discovered’ in 1911, the site was made a UNESCO site in 1983 – when it was described as “an absolute masterpiece of architecture and a unique testimony to the Inca civilisation” – and voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.It is located 80km (50 miles) from Cusco but unlike many other Inca settlements it escaped destruction or vandalism at the hands of Spanish conquistadores.To sign up or find out more about the trip please visit www.wcrf-uk.org/peru or email [email protected] more information contact Andy Wilks on 020 7343 4273.About WCRFWorld Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) raises awareness that cancer is largely preventable and helps people make choices to reduce their chances of developing the disease.This includes funding scientific research into how cancer risk is related to diet, physical activity, and weight management, and education programmes that highlight the fact that about a third of the most common cancers could be prevented through changes to lifestyle.The WCRF report, called Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective, is the most comprehensive report ever published on the subject and can be downloaded at www.dietandcancerreport.orgFor more information about WCRF, visit our website at www.wcrf-uk.org; follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/wcrf_uk, read our blog at http://blog.wcrf-uk.org or visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/wcrfukWCRF UK is part of the global network of charities dedicated to the prevention of cancer. The WCRF global network is led and unified by WCRF International, a membership association which operates as the umbrella organisation for the network .The other charities in the WCRF network are American Institute for Cancer Research in the US (www.aicr.org); Wereld Kanker Onderzoek Fonds in the Netherlands (www.wcrf-nl.org); World Cancer Research Fund Hong Kong (www.wcrf-hk.org); and Fonds Mondial de Recherche contre le Cancer in France (www.fmrc.fr).center_img  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Visit the Lost City of the Incas – and raise funds for cancer prevention Howard Lake | 8 December 2010 | Newslast_img read more


Leading Russian search engine is removing banned sites from its results

first_img RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Council of EuropeInternet to go further Since last spring, the authorities have also been trying to block Telegram, an encrypted messaging app with news and information channels, which refused to cooperate with the Federal Security Service (FSB). More and more bloggers and social network users are meanwhile being jailed for the comments they post or for even a “like.”Russia is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. News Receive email alerts Читать на русском / Read in RussianReporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that Russia’s leading search engine, Yandex, has begun removing references to banned websites from its results in order to comply with a draconian law reinforcing censorship in Russia.The outspoken Russian news website Grani.ru reports that Russian users have not been able to see any Grani.ru stories listed in Yandex News since 27 October. Grani.ru has been blocked in Russia since 2014 but its news stories can still be accessed via a mirror site.Results of a search for a Grani.ru article on Yandex News in France (top) and in Russia (bottom)Yandex has not yet offered any explanation but it seems that the Russian search giant is complying with a law that took effect a month ago, under which search engines can be fined if they fail to remove blocked sites from their results. Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown This move by Yandex comes amid strong pressure on the Russian search engine. Rumours that part of its capital was about to be bought by a state-owned Russian bank recently drove its share price down. RSF_en Wholly-owned by a company registered in the Netherlands, Yandex is also under threat from a proposed law that would limit the level of foreign investment in news aggregators to around 20% of their stock. Russia’s aggregators are already largely controlled by the authorities. Google is also now in the hot seat. On 25 October, the Russian telecommunications agency Roskomnadzor threatened to fine Google if it did not immediately remove banned sites from its results. This is just one of the ongoing disputes between the Russian authorities and the US tech giant. June 2, 2021 Find out more RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Council of EuropeInternet The Kremlin has been steadily tightening its grip on the Internet since 2012, and the criteria under which sites can be blocked without referring to a court keep on being extended, as sites such as Grani.ru, EJ.ru and OpenRussia have learned to their cost. Organisation center_img Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing “Censorship in Russia is becoming ever more Orwellian,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “Removing banned sites from results extends the impact of the increasingly arbitrary blocking of more and more sites. The Russian authorities must stop trampling on the public’s right to information, which is guaranteed by the Russian constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights.” Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption News News Help by sharing this information News May 21, 2021 Find out more Related documents yandeks.pdfPDF – 69.92 KB Follow the news on Russia The law was part of a legislative package that was approved in the summer of 2017 and was described by RSF at the time as “one of the last nails in the coffin of Internet freedom in Russia.” October 30, 2018 – Updated on October 31, 2018 Leading Russian search engine is removing banned sites from its results May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


21,000 Migrant Workers Counselled During Lockdown: NIMHANS Tells Karnataka HC [Read Order]

News Updates21,000 Migrant Workers Counselled During Lockdown: NIMHANS Tells Karnataka HC [Read Order] Mustafa Plumber29 April 2020 12:25 AMShare This – xThe National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) on Tuesday informed the Karnataka High Court that in the state counseling has been given to 21,000 migrant workers, during the lockdown period. Dr.Naveen Kumar, Deputy Director of Mental Health, NIMHANS, addressed the court via video conferencing. The previous hearing court had called upon him to inform steps…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) on Tuesday informed the Karnataka High Court that in the state counseling has been given to 21,000 migrant workers, during the lockdown period. Dr.Naveen Kumar, Deputy Director of Mental Health, NIMHANS, addressed the court via video conferencing. The previous hearing court had called upon him to inform steps taken to address the issue of mental illness suffered by the citizens due to lockdown. He told the court that helplines have been set up by NIMHANS which work through Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS). About 300 workers are doing counseling through IVRS lines to four categories of people in twenty-one States. The first category is of adolescents, the second is of normal adults, the third is of elderly people and the fourth category is of women affected by domestic violence. “In the State of Karnataka, counseling has been given to 21,000 migrant workers. Counseling is extended to those who are quarantined in institutions as well as to those who are in isolation,” Kumar told the court. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice B V Nagarathna appreciated the service rendered by NIMHANS. The bench was also told by Dr Kumar that on April 27, a team of NIMHANS along with a team of BBMP, visited 26 camps in the State and counseling was done to about 900 migrants. It is pointed out that so far, consultation has been provided to about 52,000 people.” To create awareness about mental illness articles are being regularly published by NIMHANS in PrajaVani Kannada newspaper on various issues and very shortly, articles will also be published on the issue of withdrawal symptoms faced by some persons. News bulletins are also being published on the website of NIMHANS recording the steps taken by NIMHANS. The bench directed the State Government to give adequate publicity to the various facilities extended by NIMHANS so that a large number of citizens can take benefit of that.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Story read more


First sod turned on new distillery in Ardara

first_img Pinterest First sod turned on new distillery in Ardara AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Previous articleBreaking: New Government Covid Plan revealedNext articleNorthern Ireland reports 79 new cases of Covid-19 and 1 new death News Highland WhatsApp By News Highland – September 15, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Google+ Sliabh Liag Distillers have this week, turned the first sod of their new distillery in Ardara.The new state of the art facility is set to start distilling whiskey by June 2021.James Doherty, co-founder of Sliabh Liag Distillery says the development will not only be a boost for Ardara but for the county as a whole:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/jamesdoherty.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more


Grant benefits ArtBridges

first_img Grant benefits ArtBridges Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 6:21 pm Monday, September 1, 2014 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… The Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy has received a Community Service Grant in the amount of $1,000 in support of the Center’s ArtBridges, a year-round educational outreach program to the rural schools in Pike County.Community Service Grants are awarded by an executive commission upon nomination or endorsement by a state legislator.In making the announcement earlier this week, Sen. Bryan Taylor said the purpose of these funds is to help local communities meet specific needs in support of public schools and other educational projects or programs. By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img You Might Like TPD investigating shooting Troy police investigate a reported shooting on Brundidge Boulevard in Troy, Ala., early Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.(Photo/Thomas Graning) Troy police… read more “His continuing support of the arts makes it possible for the Johnson Center to provide art opportunities and experiences for students that we would not be able to offer otherwise. His support is greatly appreciated and do thank him.”Wiley White, Johnson Center development coordinator, said she and Taylor had talked several times about funding opportunities that might be available for the arts, in particular the Johnson Center.“When Senator Taylor was in Troy last fall for the Republican Women’s event, he said there ‘might’ be something coming up in the spring and that his office would notify us,”White said. “I had almost forgotten about it when Senator Taylor’s secretary called and requested information about the Center and our ArtBridges Educational Initiative.” Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article By The Penny Hoarder A short time later, a check was in the mail along with a letter from Taylor.“Senator Taylor obviously appreciates the arts, arts education and all the positive things that an art center can bring to a community,” White said. “We are very appreciative of his suppor of our ArtBridges program.”Pritchett said the objective in developing ArtBridges was to introduce arts education based on Alabama Course of Study Standards across the core curriculum, utilizing the high quality exhibition schedule of the Johnson Center for the Arts as the catalyst.“Our goal is to foster appreciation for, and participation in, the arts using artistic expression and educational outreach to cross divides of generational, socioeconomic and cultural differences,” she said.“ArtBridges has the potential to dramatically raise test scores and re-invigorate the learning process. The success of this project is leading us to grow our educational outreach over the coming years to encompass all grade levels of the City of Troy and Pike County school systems.”The Johnson Center for the Arts is located on East Walnut Street in downtown Troy. The Center has year-round art exhibitions in both the upper and lower level galleries,The Center’s hours are from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and until 3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free.For information about current and future exhibitions, call 334-670-2287. Book Nook to reopen Next Up“In this case, I nominated and requested a $1,000 grant for the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center to use in furtherance of its important educational programs,” Taylor said. “This Center is a jewel in Pike County’s crown, and education in the arts is often undervalued when budgets get tight. The Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center and its educational outreach programs truly enhance the character and quality of life of Pike and surrounding counties. I’m proud to support the program.”Vicki Pritchett, Johnson Center executive director, expressed appreciation to Taylor for his support of the Johnson Center for the Arts and the arts in Troy and Pike County.“Senator Taylor has visited the Johnson Center for the Arts several times and is a friend and proponent of the arts,’ Pritchett said. “Senator Taylor believes, as we do, that the arts are an important and vital part of the curriculum in our schools.last_img read more


Most Read News February 29 – March 6, 2016

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Anti-RMF motion proposed at St. Anne’s

first_imgSt. Anne’s College JCR will discuss a motion this Sunday that proposes to announce the Common Room’s opposition to the Rhodes Must Fall (RMF) campaign.The motion resolves to, “Publicly announce [the Common Room’s] opposition to the Rhodes Must Fall campaign, and any form of politically motivated iconoclasm in the university and its constituent colleges/PPHs”; “urge Oriel College to keep the statue of Rhodes and its associated plaques in their current position”; and, “lobby other JCRs to make resolutions opposing the Rhodes Must Fall campaign”.An email sent to the JCR encouraged those in “opposition of the motion (thus, supporting the RMF campaign)” to come to the meeting “in the interest of having a fully engaging, intellectual debate.”Matthew Kirtley, who proposed the motion along with Henry Williams, told Cherwell, “Generally, I’m antipathic towards the pernicious identity politics and attempts at playing at intergenerational guilt which seem implicit in the Rhodes Must Fall campaign. That served as my initial motivation why I opposed RMF, and why it was so easy for me to jump on board with the motion. The rationale for the motion is that we both believe that the statue must stand pretty sincerely, and we think a lot of other people do along with us. I’d like to get those people to remember that they’re not alone in their sentiments, and they have every right to respond to the RMF campaign.“The key principle at hand is that we don’t believe the cultural heritage of Oxford or Britain should be removed based upon our entirely contingent contemporary moral and political norms. I don’t see that the statue of Rhodes has any attached moral standing to it, other than the commemoration of his philanthropy towards Oriel and the University. It serves to acknowledge his donation, not to acknowledge his social, moral, or political views. Heritage is important as it serves to tell to us and posterity what helped influence the institutions that used to and still exist, and also tell us of the people who shaped said institutions. Who’s to say in a thousand years Rhodes will be as controversial as he is? “To attempt to claim that our generation alone has reached the apotheosis of moral and political thought is chauvinistic and naive. Depriving the future of the introspective value our heritage provides – such as removing the statue and whitewashing the origins of Oriel’s Rhodes Building away – to satisfy our contingent moral ideals does not strike me as right.”Other Common Rooms have passed motions in support of RMF, including St Catherine’s JCR and MCR, Christ Church’s GCR and St Hilda’s JCR.The Rhodes Must Fall campaign has been contacted for comment.last_img read more


The call of nature

first_imgHealth has overtaken convenience when it comes to retailers making claims about food. So says a new report citing ‘natural’ inclusions as a key driver in the rush to cash in on diet and well-being trends. Research indicates the so-called ‘functional foods’ market is still “in a state of evolution with product repertoires expanding rapidly as soon as new functional ingredients emerge”. (Mintel, Mar 2006).On one hand ‘natural’ ingredients with antioxidant properties, such as blueberries, as well as oats, nuts and seeds, are driving sales. On the other, added functional ingredients with specific health benefits are shaping NPD in functional foods.Natural focusBut media attention on naturally healthy foods such as whole grains and seeds could ultimately see consumers turning their backs on foods born in the laboratory, the report suggests. “It is possible that growing interest in health may prompt some consumers to bypass manufactured functionality in favour of nature.”Linseeds, known as flaxseeds in the US, are a natural source of ALA omega 3 fatty acid and could be the next big thing, says Mintel. The same goes for hemp, which is high in essential fatty acids, and helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure.Seeded bakery products such as The Food Doctor-branded bagels, which are selling in Tesco, are meeting with great success, says Crispin Clay of Lawncourt Harvest (Leiston, Suffolk). The company supplies a blend of flavoured sunflower, sesame and pumpkin seeds for the bagel topping, which are cholesterol and gluten free.“The demand for the product is definitely increasing and TV nutritionists are constantly mentioning the health benefits of seeds,” he comments. “This has had a dramatic effect on people’s perceptions – they don’t see it as bird seed any more.”Nuts for nuts“We have seen a huge increase in nuts – almonds, brazils, walnuts and the rest,” says Martin Rome, trading director at Whitworths (Wellingborough, Northants), which counts Northern Foods and RHM among its customers. “We have seen a desire to create premium products with more fruit,” he continues, adding that there is growth in flavoured fruits (such as a cranberry-flavoured raisins), vine fruit blends with added tropical fruits to “sex it up a bit”, and apricots.“A vine fruit or a nut in a cake or bar has all the right connotations, and therefore people are looking to put more of these in their products. It isn’t necessarily going to turn it into a healthy product, but people feel less guilty in buying it.”last_img read more


Time Appears to Be Running Out for Colstrip Units in Montana

first_imgTime Appears to Be Running Out for Colstrip Units in Montana FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Jay Kohn for KTVQ (Billings):Two separate actions, by two separate state legislatures, could lead to the future closure of all four coal-fired power plants at Colstrip, Montana.In Oregon, the state legislature passed a bill this week that sets a deadline for Oregon utilities to eliminate coal-fired electricity within 20 years.In Washington state, a bill that paves the way to close the two oldest coal-fired plants in Colstrip, passed the House of Representatives Friday afternoon.The bill allows Puget Sound Energy (PSE) to use a special fund to cover the costs of closing Colstrip plants 1 & 2.PSE, which owns half of Colstrip Units 1 & 2,, is the largest electric utility in Washington state.Supporters of the Colstrip plants say both measures are bad news for the plants future, although the Washington bill could have impacts much sooner.A spokesman for Puget Sound says the bill does not force the closure of Colstrip., but Montana state senator Duane Ankney says he doesn’t trust what Washington officials are saying.“You never get the same story out of anybody over there when you talk to them,” said Ankney.“What I do know, just from being an old coal miner, I know that you can’t count on anything they say,” Ankney said.Meanwhile, an energy economist told the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission Friday that market forces alone, are putting the squeeze on all four Colstrip plants.“Puget Sound Energy has said that Talen Energy, that owns half of Units 1 & 2, is hemorrhaging dollars, and we believe that’s true,” said economist David Schlissel, Director of Resource Planning Analysis for The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).“We also believe the same market and economic forces that are hurting Units 1 & 2 at Colstrip, are affecting Units 3 & 4 as well,” said Schlissel.“We’re not saying they’re going to be retired in the very near future, but their relative economics and financial viability have been weakened,” said Schlissel.Colstrip Power Plants 1 & 2, the oldest of the Montana plants, are co-owned by Puget Sound Energy & Talen Energy, the company that manages & operates the plants.Colstrip Units 3 & 4 are owned by five separate utilities, including Puget Sound, Pacific Corps, Avista, Portland General Electric, Northwestern Energy and Talen.Energy economist David Schlissel also told the Washington commission Friday that due to rising operating costs at Colstrip, Talen Energy’s share in Colstrip Unit 3 now has zero to negative value over the next 20 years.Sen. Ankney told MTN News that he believes the Washington State bill primarily protects Puget Sound Energy shareholders, from paying for the cost of closing Colstrip 1 & 2.Full article: Oregon and Washington legislatures advance bills targeting coal fired powerlast_img read more