Edison to start wind project

first_img(661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Edison anticipates filing for approval for the rest of the Tehachapi project segments this summer. All 11 segments are projected to be completed in 2013. “The Tehachapi project will strengthen and enhance SCE’s transmission system by creating a new path for renewable energy to meet the increasing electricity demand of Southern California,” said Ron Litzinger, SCE senior vice president of transmission and distribution. The project will help meet state law requiring that at least 20 percent of the electricity SCE delivers to its customers be produced by renewable energy sources by 2010. The project will also help fulfill state mandates to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. Construction of all 11 segments is estimated to cost $1.8 billion. When completed, the project will have a series of new and upgraded transmission lines capable of delivering 4,500 megawatts of energy from the wind farms into northern Los Angeles County and east Kern County. james.skeen@dailynews Southern California Edison is expected to begin construction late this year on a transmission line project that will stretch from Tehachapi through the Antelope Valley and into Ontario, carrying electricty from wind farms. Edison has secured approvals from the California Public Utilities Commission for the first three segments of a planned 11-segment project. The first three segments, projected to cost $257 million, link transmission facilities in Tehachapi with one just north of Santa Clarita and another in Vincent gap, just south of Palmdale. The first segment, which runs from facilities at Antelope Acres and just north of Santa Clarita, is awaiting approval from the U.S. Forest Service. That approval is expected next month. The first three segments are projected to be completed in early 2009. last_img read more

Jonas Brothers Dad Named As Charity Honorary Chairman

first_imgKevin Jonas Sr., has been named Honorary Chairman of Convoy of Hope, a humanitarian relief charity.As co-­founder and partner of the Jonas Group, Inc., Jonas is a leading pioneer in bringing together the world of entertainment and new digital technology/media.“Our family have been supporters of Convoy of Hope since they responded to the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010,” shares Jonas. “My goal is to use my experience to build bridges for Convoy of Hope, raise additional support and increase awareness for the work they do around the world.”“Kevin Jonas and his family have been great friends of Convoy of Hope,” says Hal Donaldson, CEO & Co-Founder of Convoy of Hope. “Our team is excited to work with Kevin to help hurting people and feed hungry children around the world.”In addition to founding the Jonas Group, Jonas manages top artists such as the entertainment phenomenon, the Jonas Brothers (Kevin, Joe, and Nick Jonas), Frankie Jonas, Rosso Sisters, Olivia Somerlyn, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Unlocking the Truth, Mike Tompkins, Daniella Mason, and many others.Jonas’ background in entertainment began at the age of eight as a singer, and he went on to become a world traveling performer and multiplatinum songwriter. He was also a consultant to several record companies before founding his current management company. Jonas lives in Dallas, TX with his wife Denise and family.Convoy of Hope, a faith ­based organization founded in 1994, has a driving passion to feed the world. With a long history as an early responder in times of natural disasters, Convoy of Hope has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator for 11 consecutive years. In the last 20 years, Convoy of Hope has served more than 65 million people. For more information, click here.last_img read more

AN EPIC NIGHT IN THE LIFE OF TIFF BOSS PIERS HANDLING

first_imgTIFF Director and CEO Piers Handling, with Star movie critic Peter Howell hot on his heels, heads to his next venue. (STEVE RUSSELL/TORONTO STAR) Piers Handling is at a loss for words, not a usual situation for him.It’s last Saturday night, the middle of the Toronto International Film Festival’s opening weekend, and the TIFF director/CEO is inside a large black SUV, his official ride during the fest.While his driver, Cal Post, nimbly navigates Toronto’s congested streets, Handling attempts to parse the pronunciation of a director he’s about to introduce: Britain’s Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, a one-time violent skinhead turned actor and filmmaker, whose autobiographical drama Farming, his debut feature 14 years in the making, is having its world premiere. Piers Handling with director Laura Luchetti on the red carpet for Twin Flower at TIFF Bell Lightbox on Saturday, Sept. 8. (STEVE RUSSELL / TORONTO STAR) Piers Handling in the lobby of TIFF Bell Lightbox, the centre of the action during the 11-day festival. (STEVE RUSSELL / TORONTO STAR) Piers Handling sports his new medal, France’s highest cultural insignia, bestowed upon him and artistic director Cameron Bailey by the French ambassador in a ceremony Saturday night at the Fifth Club. (PETER HOWELL / TORONTO STAR) Piers Handling checks his notes for his introduction to the film Life Itself while being driven to the premiere. It’s one of nine intros he’ll do that day. (PETER HOWELL / TORONTO STAR) Piers Handling, director and CEO of TIFF, watches from the crowd as the festival hosts a Share Her Journey Rally for Women In Film. (STEVE RUSSELL / TORONTO STAR) Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With:center_img Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “Ade-wally … Akin-noye … Ad-baze,” the Calgary-born Handling says over and over with his mellifluous mid-Atlantic accent, the product of schooling in Germany and Pakistan. He could take the easy way out and just say “Triple A,” as the filmmaker encourages people to do, but Handling is a stickler for getting things right, as he has been for the 37 years he’s been with TIFF in a variety of roles; since 1994 as head of the organization.Even though this festival will be his last at the helm — he steps down Oct. 1, having decided that at the age of 69 it’s time to do so — Handling is determined not to slow down until he comes to a complete stop.He insists that this year at TIFF is “just like another festival” and he’s “just in the zone” of getting it done as smoothly as he always has.But in his typically understated way, Handling allows that he’s enjoying all the extra love and attention he’s receiving on his last official tour as the guy in charge.“I’m having a really good time this year.” Facebooklast_img read more

Hudson issues rallying call ahead of City clash

first_imgHuddersfield Town Caretaker Head Coach Mark Hudson has urged his side rise to the challenge when Manchester City visit the Amex Stadium on Sunday.Hudson was appointed caretaker coach after David Wagner left the club on Monday by mutual consent.He faces a tough task of preparing the Terriers for a Premier League game against a Manchester City side that is currently seven points behind league leaders Liverpool.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Man City is a world-class team with a world-class manager, Happy Birthday by the way Pep, but we’ve just got to look forward to it,” he told the club’s website.“We have to show intent, it’s all about us, what we can do this week on the training field and go into the game with real intent to try and pose them as many problems as we can.“That’s not to underestimate them in any means, but we have to focus on us; that’s what we’ve been good on over the past three years.”last_img read more

Wilmington Band Parents To Hold Trivia Night Fundraiser On April 5

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Band Parents Association is holding its annual Trivia Night on Saturday, April 5, 2019 at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue). Doors open at 7pm.  Trivia begins at 8pm.Tickets cost $20 per person. Tables of 10 are available. For tickets, please contact whswildcatbandparents[at]gmail.com.  (Checks can be made payable to The Wilmington Band Parents Association.)Attendees are asked to bring their own your own food for their table, and to come prepared for the raffle basket table and cash bar.Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Learn more about them HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Band Parents Raffling Off A Jumbo Wildcat Connect Four GameIn “Community”Tickets Still Available For Wilmington Rotary Trivia Night On June 14In “Community”Wilmington Band Parents To Hold Trivia Night Fundraiser On March 18In “Community”last_img read more

Anil Agarwals Volcan Investments shows interest in Jet Airways

first_imgVedanta group Chairman Anil Agarwal during a press conference in Kolkata on Dec 25, 2018.IANSVolcan Investments, the family trust of Vedanta Chairman Anil Agarwal, has shown interest to invest in the now grounded Jet Airways and has submitted an Expression of Interest (EoI) for the debt-ridden airline.”Volcan Investments, an investment company for Anil Agarwal, in an exploratory move, has sought an EoI for Jet Airways, to understand the business scenario for the company and the industry,” the trust said in a statement on Sunday.It, however, added that the EoI is in “no way linked to Vedanta”.The EoIs will be examined by resolution professional Ashish Chhawchharia to verify their eligibility. The final bids are to be submitted by September 12.last_img

CM slams Shuklas reply over RBIs NPA writeoff

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has reacted sharply to the answer given by Shiv Pratap Shukla, Minister of State for Finance, regarding writing off of Non-Performing Assets by the Reserve Bank of India.The question on whether Rs 2.4 lakh crore of Public Sector Banks (PSBs) crony corporate loans have been written off by the present Union government till September 2017, was raised by Ritabrata Bandyopadhyay, expelled CPI-M Rajya Sabha MP on Tuesday. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsBanerjee tweeted: “I am shocked to see that at a time when the farmers in the country are crying and committing suicide for their loan burden and asking for waiver of farmer loans, the government of India has not even considered that.”On the contrary, the government of India has decided to write off non-performing assets of public sector banks to the tune of Rs 2,41,911 crore, from the financial year 2014-15 till September 2017.”This is unbelievable. We had raised the issue of non-performing assets right at the time of demonetisation. Now the cat is out of the bag and reality bites. Even in Parliament reply, the government says that the details of credit information by a PSB cannot be disclosed. Why is this confidentiality? Whom is the government trying to protect? We demand immediate disclosure of the complete list of defaulters of PSBs whose loans have been written off. Is it not a big big big scam?” the Chief Minister said.Welcoming Banerjee’s tweet, Bandyopadhyay tweeted: “There’s the Bengal tigress. Always loud and clear for the people’s rights. All democratic and secular forces and people must strengthen the hand of Didi in the fight for saving the country.”last_img read more

Agents can travel with Tauck with enhanced Agent Rewards program

first_imgAgents can travel with Tauck with enhanced Agent Rewards program Share Posted by Travelweek Group Tags: Tauckcenter_img WILTON, CT — Tauck’s new sales materials will be arriving in Canadian travel agencies starting next week, plus Canadian agencies can participate in the U.S. tour operator’s Agent Rewards program.Tauck is helping its network of travel agents to navigate “the crowded and sometimes confusing European river cruising market” with new sales materials that spell out the differences between Tauck’s river cruises and those offered by other lines.The Tauck sales materials include a River Cruising Sales Guide, an 11” x 17” poster highlighting Tauck’s river cruising innovations and exclusive-to-Tauck onshore experiences, and a printed comparison grid contrasting Tauck and its ships to other lines and their respective vessels. The reverse side of the comparison grid highlights signature elements like onboard experiences, signature experiences ashore and cruise components included in Tauck’s prices.The 24-page River Cruising Sales Guide provides an in-depth explanation of the ‘Four Cornerstones’ that differentiate the company’s river cruises: comprehensive all-inclusive pricing; high service levels provided by the Tauck Cruise Director and three Tauck Directors staffing each Tauck riverboat; the destination experience; and the onboard atmosphere.More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterAlso featured in the Sales Guide are details on the typical Tauck river cruise customer, suggestions on different client-types that agents might successfully target, an FAQ and conversion strategies to help agents grow their Tauck river cruise business.The company is also encouraging its agents to gain first-hand experience on Tauck’s river cruises (and its land tours) by enhancing its Agent Rewards travel incentive program. Agents earn US$200 in points for each client booked on a Tauck tour or cruise, and they can accrue up to $12,000 in points every year.Tauck recently automated much of the program and moved it online to the company’s Agent Connect password-protected web. Agents can review their existing points balance, track their pending points from future bookings and apply earned points to their own Tauck travels.“We’re excited to provide these new sales materials to our agents, and to make the Agent Rewards program even more user-friendly,” says Tauck’s Vice President of Global Sales, Steve Spivak. “At Tauck, we are absolutely committed to constant improvement, whether it’s enhancing our tours and cruises, or raising the bar on the level of service and support we provide to our agents.”More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureAgents looking for more information can call Tauck at 1-800-468-2825 or e-mail info@tauck.com. Friday, September 30, 2016 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

NCL to move up finalpayment deadline from 90 to 120 days

first_img FORT LAUDERDALE — Norwegian Cruise Line passengers will have less time to pay for their cruises in full now that the company has moved up the final payment deadline from 90 days to 120 days before departure.As reported in Travel Weekly, the new deadline already applies to Garden Villa and Haven accommodations. Details about which cruises would be impacted, and when the new policy will be implemented are yet to come.The news was announced at Travel Weekly’s CruiseWorld earlier this week by Frank Del Rio, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holidays, who assured agents that they will directly benefit from the move.“It’s great for both of us,” Del Rio said. “It locks in the customer early. You get your payment 30 days earlier, and it helps you with your cash flow. We think it’s wonderful for our agent community that you get to collect on your hard work 30 days earlier.” Share Travelweek Group Thursday, November 16, 2017 NCL to move up final-payment deadline from 90 to 120 dayscenter_img Tags: Norwegian Cruise Line Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Trafalgars top European destination Think la dolce vita

first_img Posted by Travelweek Group TORONTO — The 17 itineraries in Trafalgar’s new 2018 Italy program include new tours to Sicily and a four-day Aegean Cruise option on the company’s Best of Italy and Greece guided vacation.Clients can take advantage of Trafalgar’s 10% Early Payment Discount. The discount applies to the land-portion of select Trafalgar trips when paid in full by Jan. 11, 2018.“Italy is the number one European destination for our Canadian guests who simply fall under the spell of ‘la dolce vita’ and every year we continue to innovate and further enhance our program with a myriad of authentic experiences,” said Wolf Paunic, President, Trafalgar Canada. “On several of our itineraries, our new exceptional after-hours VIP dining experiences within the Vatican will be available to our clients during the 2018 operating season and the opportunity to be personally welcomed by the Curator of the Ethnological Museum, Padre Mappelli, for a tour of the papal conclave.”More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterA brand new itinerary for 2018, the Regional Explorer 11-day journey Wonders of Italy, is an exploration of Italy’s art, architecture and old-world charm. With a Local Specialist, guests get an exclusive visit to The Vatican Museums. In Tuscany, a Be My Guest dining experience takes place at the Lenzi family home at Fattoria de Petroio where guests can savour lunch with home-baked bread and hand-harvested wine. Friday, December 8, 2017 Trafalgar’s top European destination? Think ‘la dolce vita’center_img Share Tags: Trafalgar << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more