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‘No Economic Rationale’ in Keystone Go-Ahead

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Los Angeles Times:Following years of political controversy that demanded the attention of two presidents, the Nebraska Public Service Commission on Monday declared that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline was in the public interest but the 275-mile route it approved through the state was not the one preferred by TransCanada, the pipeline developer.By a vote of 3 to 2, the five-member commission cleared the final regulatory hurdle for the proposed 1,179-mile pipeline from Hardisty, Canada, to Steele City, Neb., adding to routes already approved by Montana and South Dakota. President Trump overturned President Obama’s earlier rejection of the pipeline, and in March approved the federal permit for it to cross the U.S. border.Despite a long series of delays and a slump in world oil prices, TransCanada this month expressed confidence that the $8-billion project will be able to move forward. Yet Monday’s action endorsing an alternative route may have made the path to success more difficult.The pipeline company told the Nebraska commission this year that the route approved Monday was much more problematic than the one the firm preferred. The company will need to secure land from more farmers, a process that has already proved difficult. Of the 275 landowners the company needed for its preferred route, 100 have refused to sign leases for the Keystone XL pathway.A number of analysts predict that even with the Nebraska go-ahead, the pipeline will not be built.“There is no economic rationale, no validity to the investment calculation, no positive bottom line,” said Tom Sanzillo, director of finance for the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, a Cleveland-based think tank, and former deputy controller responsible for managing New York’s $168-billion retirement fund. “Our view is that TransCanada is unlikely to build it.”More: Nebraska regulators approve Keystone XL pipeline after years of controversy ‘No Economic Rationale’ in Keystone Go-Aheadlast_img read more

Lambert will unleash Benteke

first_img Press Association But Lambert insisted he will let his star player off the leash rather than nurse him through his return to the Barclays Premier League. He said: “I’ll let him go when he’s out there. He’s deserved it. When he’s out there he’s got to go and do it. His injury was the most important thing that he’s recovered from. “I heard it, I heard the snap from where I was standing, I knew it was a major one but it wasn’t just that, it was losing (Libor) Kozak as well with a broken leg. “With losing Benteke you’ve lost two strikers, your number nines are out. “That was the problem. The start we’ve made has been really good but we’ve done it without a number nine.” Benteke’s swift return has been a surprise and Charles N’Zogbia was ruled out for the whole of last season after he ruptured his own Achilles in 2013. And Lambert admitted he did not know how long it would take his £7million man to recover. He said: “You are never quite so sure because Charlie did it and he was long so I think with every individual it can vary how quickly they can come back and how quickly the body heals itself. “I knew it was going to be a long one but time wise I didn’t really know. “If he comes through training OK (on Friday) I’ll put him in the squad and we’ll decide from there.” The striker is expected to be in the squad for Saturday’s visit of Manchester City to end his six-month injury nightmare. Benteke has been out since April after rupturing his Achilles, which forced him to miss Belgium’s World Cup campaign. center_img Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has vowed not to wrap Christian Benteke in cotton wool as he prepares to let him loose.last_img read more

THINK Puts Smiles on Children’s Faces

first_imgAs school children return to their respective classrooms this week following seven months of Ebola-related school closure, Touching Humanity In Need of Kindness (THINK) and its partners, Global Fund for Children and the Cornerstone Community Church in USA, have provided over USD2,000 worth of school materials to assist them.  The items included copybooks, crayons, sharpeners, erasers geometry sets and book-bags.  Donating the items on behalf of her partners last Thursday, the executive director of THINK-Liberia, Mrs. Rosana Schaak, said the program started three years ago, when Global Fund for Children visited Liberia to see what THINK was involved in.  According to her, while in Liberia they found out that many children were not in school and parents also complained about tuition fees.  Based on this need, THINK and partners decided to help enable children of low income families to attend school.  “Right now, we are paying tuition in private and government schools for 50 students and an additional 57 are on our scholarships,” she said. Ms. Schaak acknowledged donors that have come to the rescue of the Liberian children.  Moreover, she said, in the near future THINK WILL also  assist children that are affected by Ebola. The THINK executive director then urged the students to study hard and make good grades so that they would remain on the scholarship.  “No going to video club, no walking about; you study hard so that when we receive your report cards and forward them to our partners they will be happy to continue supporting you,” she told them.  Receiving the gesture, student Rachel Johnson extended gratitude to the organization and its partners for the gifts.  THINK is a faith-based, Liberian non-governmental organization established in 2003.  The organization focuses on the rights and well-being of women and children, notably ‘war wives’ of fighting forces, other victims of sexual violence and child mothers.  Since 2003, Think-Liberia has provided the following services to Liberians: safe homes where victims of sexual violence are given psychological support; rehabilitation homes in Paynesville, Monrovia and Buchanan; a learning enrichment program where children are tutored and a participatory action research program focusing on the reintegration of girl mothers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Bharat Bandh’ over SC/ST Act: MP remains largely peaceful amid tight security arrangements

first_imgBhopal, Sep 6 (PTI) Most private schools and petrol pumps in Madhya Pradesh remained closed Thursday, while markets and business establishments in parts of the state were shut in view of a ‘Bharat Bandh’ call given by some groups against the amendments in the SC/ST Act.Police said the bandh has been observed in a peaceful manner with no reports of violence or clashes so far.The state government has imposed prohibitory orders under section 144 in all the districts of the state ans security has been tightened as a precautionary measure.The bandh has been called against the parliament amendment to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act after some of its provisions were read down by the Supreme Court, which was construed as its dilution.Majority of private schools in the state remained shut, while in several districts including Bhind, Shivpuri and Gwalior, the local administration declared a holiday for educational institutions as a precautionary measure. Petrol pumps across the state have also been kept shut.Brahma Samagam Sawarna Jankalyan Sangathan’s national president Dharmendra Sharma said about 150 organisations of upper castes and OBCs are participating in the bandh.The bandh is effective in almost the entire state, especially Katni, Vidisha, Sehore, Dewas, Indore, Gwalior, Jhabua, Chhattarpur, Mandsaur, Sagar, Ujjain and other cities, he said.In Chhindwara, the Lok Sabha constituency of Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath, markets remained shut.”Local residents wore black clothes in protest and business establishments remained shut,” Vyapari Sangh president Mahesh Chandak said.advertisementChhindwara Superintendent of Police (SP) Atul Singh said, “Police were deployed in large numbers as a precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident.”Several people in Gwalior, Bhopal and other cities were seen sporting caps with ‘Main hoon mai ka lal’ (I am my mother’s son) written on them. These words apparently referred to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s past statement- ‘Hamare rahte koi mai ka lal aarakshan khatam nahi kar sakta’ (No one can dare to end reservation as long as I am the chief minister). Meanwhile, Chouhan appealed to the people saying, “Madhya Pradesh is an island of peace. I pray that we all progress and no one should try to disrupt peace in the state. I am available for everyone…for each citizen.” “The door of the chief minister and his heart is open for all. I appeal to everyone to ensure that law and order situation remains peaceful in the state and if there is anything they want to say, they should say it in a peaceful manner,” he said. Inspector General of Police (Intelligence) Makrand Deuskar had told reporters Wednesday that the administration in most of the districts have clamped prohibitory orders under CrPC section 144 in view of proposed bandh Thursday. He said 34 companies of special armed force (SAF) have been deployed in different districts across the state. Earlier this year, the apex court had removed the strict provision of mandatory arrests under the Act. This decision had triggered nationwide protests by Scheduled Castes organisations, forcing the Centre to bring an amendment to the Act during the Monsoon Session to overrule the SC order.The Gwalior-Chambal region in Madhya Pradesh had witnessed a large-scale violence on 2 April this year during the ‘Bharat bandh’ called by Dalit groups. Now, the upper caste organisations are staging protests against the amendments to the Act. PTI MAS ADU NP TIRTIRlast_img read more