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Given its position as a leading energy provider, BP is joining the movement and trying to go green as well. BP recently decided to further invest in this practically limitless energy sector. Here’s more on the oil giant’s move and what I think it could mean for BP share price.Nearly limitless energyBP recently participated in a $40m investment round for a startup named Eavor Technologies. Eavor has an ambitious plan to generate enough power to meet the needs of around 10m homes by 2030 using geothermal technology.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Geothermal takes heat from under Earth’s surface and converts it into electricity. Given that the heat under the Earth is so huge, it’s practically limitless and thus considered ‘renewable’. If done correctly, geothermal generation emits very little to no greenhouse gases as well. Unlike wind turbines or solar, which don’t produce energy if there is no wind or sun respectively, geothermal can also always be on if done correctly.Many analysts think geothermal energy has a lot of growth potential given the right tech improvements, which could make the process of finding, accessing, and managing geothermal resources more economical. In an optimistic case scenario, for example, the US Department of Energy estimated that US geothermal power generation could increase almost 26-fold from 2019 levels to 60 gigawatts-electric capacity by 2050. Under a ‘business as usual’ scenario, US geothermal power generation could increase to around 6 GW of capacity by 2050.By investing in Eavor through its venture arm, BP is in effect giving the company more resources to potentially make technological breakthroughs that could promote more geothermal adoption in the future.BP Share price: what I’d doGiven that it isn’t investing very much into Eavor, I don’t think the investment will matter much for the BP share price in the near term. But given how much geothermal energy can grow in the future, there is the chance that BP can make a substantial profit from its investment if the right tech breakthroughs occur.I think it could be a good thing that management is investing in other energy companies with potentially promising technology. Although it has a world-class R&D operation and immense financial resources, BP doesn’t have a monopoly on energy innovation. Sometimes startups and smaller companies make meaningful innovations that BP or other supermajors have missed. By investing in promising energy startups, BP can in effect diversify its exposure to energy technology more. (Although it may or may not happen, I’d personally like to see the oil giant invest more into fusion startups as well).As a whole, I am optimistic about BP’s potential in the green sector. I think there are many opportunities to create value and I reckon the company will successfully transition into a greener future. Given the current BP share price, I’d buy and hold the company’s shares.With this said, BP shares also have risk. Many believe oil production will decline over time, making BP’s green transition more urgent. If BP management were to invest in the wrong green areas or not deliver the results the market expects, the stock could decline. If oil prices fall meaningfully as well, BP might not make as much profit as some expect. 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As if further proof was needed that Trump and many administration officials are pro-white supremacy, White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly, helped seal the deal on this issue with his comments during a Fox TV News interview on Oct. 30.When host Laura Ingraham asked Kelly about the recent struggle to bring down Confederate statues which honor slavery, Kelly defended them: “I would tell you that Robert E. Lee was an honorable man. He was a man that gave up his country to fight for his state, which, 150 years ago, was more important than country. It was always loyalty to state first back in those days. Now it’s different today. But the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War. And men and women of good faith on both sides made their stand where their conscience had to make their stand.”When Kelly’s views were widely criticized, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House press secretary, defended Kelly: “[A]ll of our leaders have flaws,” mentioning presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John F. Kennedy. (Huff Post, Oct. 31)Sanders went on to say: “That doesn’t diminish their contributions to our country, and it certainly can’t erase them from our history. And General Kelly was simply making the point that just because history isn’t perfect doesn’t mean that it’s not our history.”Lee, Jefferson and Washington were slave owners. Lee was a commander of the Confederate States Army during the Civil War.Kelly is the former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and is a retired four-star general in the U.S. Marine Corps.To put Kelly’s views into political context, it was Trump who stated that “both sides” were to blame for what happened in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, when armed neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan and other alt-right forces viciously attacked anti-racist activists. Their actions resulted in the murder of anti-fascist Heather Heyer by a neo-Nazi who drove his car into a crowd. Neo-Nazis at the same rally nearly beat to death DeAndre Harris, an African-American youth.Bring them down!These white supremacists had gathered in Charlottesville to defend a statue of Lee and prevent it from being taken down. Courageous actions by anti-racist protesters have removed Confederate monuments around the country in Durham, N.C., New Orleans and other cities.The U.S. Civil War was a struggle between two social systems — chattel slavery and wage slavery (capitalism), which could no longer co-exist side by side. Although the Union army defeated the Confederate army on the battlefield, surviving members of the slavocracy were allowed to regroup into extra-legal terrorist organizations like the KKK — thanks to pro-slavery sympathizers in the White House, led by President Andrew Johnson.Because Lee and other Confederate leaders called for Southern states to secede from the Union — which was deemed treasonous — shouldn’t Kelly’s and other Trump officials’ defense of the Confederacy also be viewed as treasonous?Some members of the Black Congressional Caucus state that Kelly needs a “history lesson” on what the Civil War was about. However, in reality, Kelly, Trump and their ilk are more than aware of whose side they are on. And it is not the side of the workers and oppressed peoples.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
If the Seahawks beat the 49ers to win the NFC West, then the Saints would be behind the Packers but a full game ahead of the Seahawks, whom they also beat. Then they would get a first-round bye and face the highest remaining seed in the divisiional playoffs.How Saints get No. 3 seed in NFCIf the 49ers beat the Seahawks to win the NFC West to also get to 13-3, they would be the No. 1 seed over the Packers and Saints because they beat both teams.The Saints would still lose the tiebreaker to the Packers and remain where they were after the 1 p.m. ET games Sunday. The Saints would host the Vikings in the wild-card round next weekend. The Saints (13-3) are going to the NFC playoffs for a third consecutive NFL season as NFC South champions. Their seed for the conference tournament, however, is very much in flux going into the final games of 2019.Here’s breaking down where they could end up after they beat the Panthers in Week 17 NFL PLAYOFF PICTURE:All clinching scenarios for Week 17How Saints get No. 2 seed in NFCThe Saints can’t finish higher than the No. 2 seed because the Packers, who also finished 13-3, hold the conference-record tiebreaker over them.
Action on Tuesday’s second semifinal that ended goalless. PHOTO KCCAFC MEDIAKampala, Uganda| KCCAFC.COM| A stalemate was all Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club (KCCA FC) needed against Express in Wankulukuku to qualify for a record 16th Uganda Cup final.KCCA FC came into the second leg semifinal of the Uganda Cup Tuesday with a 3-2 advantage against Express from the first leg played last Friday at Lugogo.Tuesday’s matched ended goalless and KCCA FC qualify to play FUFA Big League side Paidha Black Angels in the final June 10th 2017 at the Betway Greenlight Stadium in Arua.KCCA last played in the Uganda Cup final in 2014, then falling to eventual winners SC Villa 3-0 at Namboole Stadium. The reigning league champions last won the Uganda Cup 13 years after they defeated Express 3-2 on spotlicks after normal time ended 1-1. Share on: WhatsApp READ FULL STORY HERE (click)
Local artist, Norman Gitzen, has been sculpting a “Vanishing Species Series” for nearly two decades to draw attention to the decline in marine life.Norman crafts sea turtles, sailfish, dolphin, coral reefs and other marine life out of metal, leaving holes in the bodies to simulate their disappearance from the environment due to chemicals, rising temperatures and over fishing in our area. Gitzen recently was commissioned by TD Bank’s lead architect who researched his art to sculpt a vanishing sea turtle for their Miami Beach bank branch. The sculptures are forged out of bronze or steel and feature the characteristics of the sea animal…with parts of the interior missing. The absence of the metal is a metaphor for the vanishing marine life in South Florida.Artist, Norman GitzenWith “Vanishing Species Turtle” commissioned by TD Bank on Miami Beach. Baby sea turtle with matching turtle jewelry by Norman GitzenGitzen explains what is causing the decline in sea life in our waters here in South Florida and what can be done to prevent it.Listen to the full interview here.SFS Vanishing Species ArtFor more information on Norman Gitzen’s artwork click here.
Staff at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to honour the riders with Team of the Week accolades.The team includes from Penticton, Brenda Kotzian, Penticton, Brian Burke and Scott McGillivray; Kelowna, Gail Harrison, Jaime Moffat, John Bauer, Julio Krenz, Marni Finlay and Shirley Hogan; Kamloops, Christine Banford, Les Blain and Roy Davidson; Castlegar, Wally Bursey and Rob Gardner; Fort St John, Dirk Finkensiep; Salmon Arm, Gwen McLennan; Vernon, Kevin Lane; Golden, Michael Hull; Lake County, Stephen James; Sparwood, Kathryn Morrison; and from Nelson, Mike Kosoff and Colleen Lowing. A large contingent of cyclists glided through the Heritage City last week during the annual Cops For Kids Ride. The ride is the main fundraising event throughout the year and is extremely successful in raising awareness and funds to help the little hearts in our community!This grueling ten-day ride started in Osoyoos before concluding Sunday in Kelowna.
It’s a proven fact to always have a backup plan just in case that original idea goes south.Dryden Hunt knows all too well things do not always go as planned as the Nelson Minor Hockey product prepares to enter the world of professional hockey.After not hearing his name called out for the second consecutive year last week at the 2015 National Hockey League entry draft in Sunrise, Florida, the 6-foot, 200-pound forward already has a direction in place.Hunt, 19, is off to the La Belle Province Friday to attend the Montreal Canadiens Development Camp, which begins Sunday in Brossard, Quebec.“Montreal contacted me before the draft to say if I didn’t go in the draft they’d like to offer me a tryout,” Hunt told The Nelson Daily from Kelowna where he’s training for the upcoming season.“I was hoping I would get drafted but now I’m heading to Montreal and I couldn’t be happier.”Hunt was optimistic his name would be called after a stellar season in the Western Hockey League with Regina Pats and Medicine Hat Tigers.Hunt put up 83 points during the regular season before adding five goals in 10 playoff games for the Tigers.“Ya, I am a little disappointed,” Hunt lamented. “I mean with all those rankings before (draft) it kind of puts into your head that there’s always a possibility.“I thought I had a pretty good year but unfortunately it didn’t happen.”It’s tough,” he added, “but I’m now heading to Montreal with guys who got drafted so this is an exciting opportunity to show what I’ve got.”Hunt leaves Friday for the Habs Development Camp. He is part of a list of tryout-invitees the Montreal Scouting Department has put together.There is also more than 20 Montreal draft prospects from the past three seasons, including Hunt’s teammate at Medicine Hat, Matthew Bradley.Hunt also said former Nelson Minor Hockey graduate Tim McGauley is also attending the camp.McGauley played the last three seasons in Brandon, where he registered 105 points last season scoring 42 goals playing center.“It’s every kids dream to get drafted but some players take a little tougher road toward their dream,” Hunt explained.“For me I didn’t get drafted two years in a row, but I’ll just go to Montreal and try to prove people wrong and try to make the most of my opportunity.”The Habs also invited Hunt to their Prospects Camp in September.So the son of Carla DeBiasio and Jeff Hunt has two chances to impress the coaching staff.Smart man that Dryden Hunt.Smart man.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2016)–Ridden with the biblical patience of Job, All Star Bub rallied late to take Thursday’s $60,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by one length under Rafael Bejarano, while covering a mile and one sixteenth in 1:45.12.Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, the 4-year-old Midshipman filly was a restrained fifth at the rail heading to the half mile pole and Bejarano had to bide his time at the fence before switching out to the three-path inside the sixteenth pole.“I had a bad position at the rail,” said Bejarano, who registered his third win of the day. “I knew that (favored) Divina Comedia and Tiz Ladys Legs would take off, so I just tried to hold my position and I stayed right behind the speed.“In the stretch, I didn’t have anywhere to go but finally Divina Comedia (on the lead at the rail) and Show Stealer (second, just outside of “Divina”) took off a little, so it gave me a chance to get out and in the clear.”The second choice in a field of six older fillies and mares at 9-5, All Star Bub paid $5.80, $3.20 and $2.80. Owned by Gatto Racing, LLC, Campbell and Hollendorfer, All Star Bub got her third win from 15 starts. With the winner’s share of $36,000, she increased her earnings to $147,360.Ridden by Tyler Baze, Show Stealer, who finished a half length in front of Backintheacademy, was off at 5-1 and paid $4.40 and $3.00.Backintheacademy, who split horses turning for home under apprentice Brayan Pena, rallied strongly for third, finishing a nose in front of Divina Comedia. Off at 17-1, Backintheacademy paid $5.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.31, 48.52, 1:12.99 and 1:38.68.First post time for an eight-race card on Friday at Santa Anita is 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.
Over €104,000 has been awarded to over 55 Donegal groups by SSE Airtricity as the Community Fund tops €1.1million since 2007.SSE Airtricity presented the money to community groups located close to Meentycat Wind Farm this week.In September, 45 community groups and bodies took part in Meentycat’s Community Fund Sponsored Walk. A record-breaking 1,200 community members walked through Meenycat and Culliagh Wind Farms near Ballybofey.With the sponsored walk now in its 12th year, community groups have benefitted from almost €781,000 to date.On Monday, the company presented €52,249 to local groups, topping-up the €80,000 raised by community members from this year’s Sponsored Walk.The following day, Tuesday, the firm awarded a further €53,000 for 11 local projects through its Community Fund. Both presentations took place in the Villa Rose Hotel in Ballybofey. Pictured are representative from the community groups who collected their cheques on Monday last in the Villa Rose Ballybofey front from left are Eugene Gallagher, Sean MacCumhaills, Seamus Herron, Service Manger SSE Airtricity, Anne Reynolds, SSE Airtricity Community Development Officer and Cora Harvey, Cappry Rovers. Back from left Brian Anderson, Twin Towns Boxing Club, Coulter Blackburn, Raphoe Congregational Church, Stephen Hasson, Illistrin Football Club, Sean Bonner, Glenfinn GAA, Ciaran Mac Ruaidhrí, Gairmscoil Chú Uladh, John Willie McNulty, Cappry Rovers, Ruth Blackburn, Raphoe Congregational, Sammy Devenney, St Ninians Convoy and Roy Kennedy, St. Ninians Convoy. Photo Clive WassonThis presentation will bring the total funds awarded to over €1.1 million between the Community Fund and Sponsored Walk.A large number of this year’s Community Fund recipients are putting the funding towards improving their energy efficiency measures, which SSE Airtricity strongly supports. Letterkenny Rugby Club and St. Ninians’s Convoy Parish Church will improve the insulation of their buildings, while Raphoe Congregational Church, Illistrin Football Club and Sean MacCumhaill CLG will upgrade the lighting for their premises. Twin Towns Boxing Club will upgrade their electric showers in the club. Gairmscoil Chu Uladh will upgrade their heating system for the school. CLG Ghleann Fhinne will undertake roof repairs and insulation for the clubhouse. Cappry Rovers will improve their astroturf facilities at the club. Elsewhere the Green Residents Group and Green Residents Admiran Group have received funding towards landscaping in their area.€104,000 awarded to over 55 Donegal groups near wind farm was last modified: December 11th, 2019 by Dionne MeehanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AirtricityBallybofeyCommunity FunddonegalMeentycat and Culliagh Wind FarmSponsored walk
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There was recently an article in The Columbus Dispatch about concerns that cutting farmers’ property taxes in Ohio could cost homeowners and schools millions of dollars.The topic at hand is CAUV, or Current Agricultural Use Value, that lawmakers in Columbus are once again debating.From 2008 to 2014, farmers were burdened with a 307% increase in taxes due to higher crop prices. In comparison, the jump in crop prices was a mere 100% increase within the same time period.Using more updated data just last year, CAUV was adjusted lower to an average of $1,279 an acre.The argument has been made for decades that when taxes are lowered on one aspect of the economy, that another segment will have to pick up the tab. That is the argument being made by advocates for public education groups in Ohio, who fear that the drop in farmland taxes will become a problem in the form of higher taxes for homeowners and less money divvied out in school funding from the state.It just so happens that this article used my home county, Delaware, as an example, noting that the Ohio Department of Taxation estimates that farmland value in Delaware County would drop nearly 25% from $189 million to $143 million. The department estimates an average residential property tax increase of 0.8%, topping 2.2% in some areas.Let me tell you that I am proud to live in Delaware County and that I am well aware that my kids are getting one of the best public educations in Ohio in the much deservedly touted Olentangy Local School District. I will also tell you that I pay a hefty tax bill for that fine education.Am I seeing my tax dollars rising? Absolutely. Is it because farmers are paying less on their CAUV taxes or because we just passed another levy that has given the thumbs up to gobble up more once-farmed land to build a fourth high school? Perhaps the fastest growing school system in the state within the fastest growing county in the state was not the best example.In some of the newly developed parts of Delaware County, taxes will run a homeowner about $7,000 a year for a quarter-acre postage stamp-sized property. Now I am no math whiz. I have to Google how to help my 6th Grade daughter with her homework. But that means an acre of residential developed land would bring in about $28,000 a year!At first glance, it is no wonder that someone would question why a farmer would only have to pay a fraction of that for the land they grow their corn and soybeans on, but have those same people added the true value a farmer brings to the local economy?I see a lot of nice vehicles in the driveways of the new homes popping up all over my neck of the woods, but nothing remotely close to a half-million dollar combine, bought locally, that sits in a tool shed just down the road. An expensive piece of machinery that may not have been purchased if not for CAUV.Major purchases on the farm, like equipment, seed, fertilizer, and numerous other inputs, generate tax dollars and local economic benefits every single year. On the whole, the tax dollars the farmer pays well surpasses the annual taxes generated by a single homeowner.What I hope I am not seeing is a stance on CAUV that is not only about asking the farmer to pay more than the current calculations mandate, but forcing the farmer to sell the land he can no longer afford to work on due to a higher tax rate. I hope I am not seeing a call for unfair CAUV calculations that will cause that land to go from growing commodities to growing 2 by 4s and vinyl siding, eventually equaling out to much higher tax dollars being collected for those very same acres.I hope that as the conversation about CAUV continues at the Statehouse, members of our legislature will use common sense math to see what farmers contribute to our state above and beyond the taxes they pay on the land they work so hard to farm on year after year.