first_img Google+ Pinterest (“Prison Barbed Wire Fence” by Jobs For Felons Hub, CC BY 2.0) There will be no delay.A federal judge is denying a request to halt the upcoming execution of an inmate on death row.Brandon Bernard, a 40-year-old from Texas, is guilty of murdering two youth ministers there in 1999.He shot one of them in the head and knocked the other unconscious.Bernard then locked both people in a car and lit it on fire.Bernard’s lawyers had been trying to halt his execution — but no dice.He’ll become the ninth inmate at the federal pen in Terre Haute to be executed this year on Thursday. Pinterest Facebook Google+ No delay in scheduled execution of Brandon Bernard in Terre Haute WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – December 9, 2020 1 305 Twitter Twitter Facebook IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Previous articleSB Cubs invited to play 2021 as the High Single-A Cubs affiliateNext articleOld Oaken Bucket game cancelled due to COVID-19 Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

first_imgNorthstar Vermont Yankee,Citing potentially adverse economic impact throughout New England, an ad hoc group of the region’s energy industry stakeholders and public policy officials has requested ISO-New England (ISO-NE) to conduct a formal study on regional power pricing impact  if Vermont Yankee and other nuclear power plants, are forced to close. Vermont Yankee                              628 MW                     4,782,473 MWhPilgrim                                              685 MW                     5,917,813 MWhMillstone Unit #2                             879 MW                     7,414,566 MWhMillstone Unit #3                          1,235 MW                     9,335,738 MWhSeabrook                                       1,247 MW                   10,910,055 MWh4,674 MW[1]                  38,360,645 MWh[2][1] Source: ISO-NE 2011 CELT Report. Peak output.[2] Source: NEPOOL Generation Information System. Annual production.The End User Alliance (EUA) members, many active in the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL), requested that ISO-NE, the non-profit entity operating the six-state power grid, undertake the study.‘The Alliance feels that the costs of power plant shutdowns should be researched and disseminated to public policy makers in Vermont and New England. It’s important that we all understand current reference points for such a dramatic event and are aware of the broader outcomes,’ says August Fromuth, chair of the End User Alliance.‘Right now, nuclear power supplies 15% of New England’s capacity and nearly 30% of New England’s energy. The New England Power Grid represents a symbiotic relationship.  Closing a power plant–nuclear, oil-fired or otherwise–affects people and businesses beyond its neighborhood and beyond its state.’The need for such a study has become more urgent since December 21, when the Environmental Protection Agency ordered certain U.S. power plants to make profound cuts in emissions over the next three years. Fearful of vastly more expensive power costs to ratepayers that will reverberate throughout the region’s economy just when there are signs of a recovery, the EUA stresses that nuclear has become one of the least expensive forms of electricity to generate.‘As we say in our request,’ Fromuth continues, ‘simple math shows that if you remove a nuclear power plant that contributes substantial kilowatt hours of electricity to New England’s grid, you can expect an adverse impact on electricity prices. ‘Ratepayers throughout the region deserve to be fully informed of the effects of plant closure.  A thorough study of such scenarios by the ISO is warranted.’  In last February’s ISO-NE Strategic Planning Problem Statement Changes to New England Power System, the nonprofit corporation that oversees the New England power grid researched the effects on regional electricity capacity if Vermont Yankee and other power plants are forced into retirement. It concluded that any sudden removal of power plants can negatively affect the ability of the Power Grid to offer reliable electricity, especially at times of high stress in the system, such as during abnormal peak usage or adverse weather events when ‘normal’ power transmission can be disrupted for protracted periods.The economic study requested by EUA would be a natural extension of that completed study, says Fromuth.  Supporters of‘End User Alliance Request for an Attachment K Study of the Impacts on the Wholesale Market Price Levels of the Forced Retirement of Vermont Yankee and other New England Nuclear Power Plants’ The Honorable Charles Bass (NH)Jack Cashman, former chair, Maine Public Utilities CommissionKenneth C. Fletcher, State of Maine, Office of Energy Independence & SecurityAugust Fromuth, Freedom Energy Logistics and Chair, NEPOOL End User SectorThe Honorable Frank Guinta (NH)W. Robert Keating, Principal, Keating Strategies; Commissioner ‘ Emeritus,  Massachusetts Department of Utilities Bill Short, Participant, NEPOOL End User SectorDonald Sipe, Attorney with Preti-Flaherty, Portland, Maine, and past Chair, NEPOOL Participants Committee EUA. 1.5.2012last_img read more

first_imgIt’s balls cold outside (that’s an actual meteorological term) which means you can do two things: 1) embrace it and find a half-frozen lake to jump into and hope you don’t have a heart attack, or 2) avoid the weather all together, retreat to a climate controlled space and drink lots of beer.It’s a personal choice. If you choose “B,” we recommend the Winter Warmer Beer Fest in Asheville (Sat. Jan 25). There, you’ll find winter seasonals and flagship beer from some of the South’s best beer mongers, as well as taps from guest brewer Surly. Surly calls Minneapolis home, so you can bet they know how to whip up a warming winter seasonal because their lives depend on it.All the regular southern players will be there (Pisgah, Highland, Oskar Blues…) but this is your best chance to check out some of the smaller brewpubs that have been popping up in the last couple of years. These small shops have limited distribution, so a festival like Winter Warmer offers the rare opportunity to sample a variety of uber-local beers in a single go.I like the new Lookout Brewing Company, out of Black Mountain, which is beginning to make a name for itself among locals thanks to their superior IPA. Plus, instead of your standard growlers, they sell 32 ounce mason jars to-go. Sweet.last_img read more

first_imgIfeanyi George profited from a sumptuous team move that completely carved the Rivers United defence open. Tope Olusesi provided the assist from the flowing move only for George to merely tap into an unguarded net from close range for the first of his brace of the day.Rangers continued to dominate and won a penalty soon after the referee adjudged that Ifeanyi Nweke had handled the ball inside the box.George stepped up and converted in nerveless fashion as he sent Femi Thomas, the Rivers United goalkeeper, the wrong way much to the delight of the home faithful.The game earlier billed to be a dog fight between the top two teams of last season was a little easier for the Flying Antelopes at their fortress in the Coal City.United were reeling and could have conceded a third had Godwin Aguda not lost his footing at the opportune moment with the visitors’ defence in sixes and sevens.Rivers United’s Technical Manager, Stanley Eguma seemed to have delivered a rousing team talk as United looked a completely different side from the previous day.They pushed the champions back more into their half in the second period and deservedly pulled a goal back in the 74th minute.Nweke was brilliant in the build-up as he intercepted a dangerous Osas Okoro pass into the United half before playing a brilliant pass to Lukman Mohammed.Mohammed raced all of 40 yards before passing deftly to the overlapping Nweke who coolly picked out Ogbugh with an inch-perfect low cross that the attacker stabbed home from close range.It was Ogbugh’s third goal in as many matches in the NPFL and underlines his status as one of the division’s most potent marksman.United pushed for a late leveller, throwing more bodies upfront but Rangers defended spiritedly to close out the win.Last season, Rivers United and Enugu Rangers went toe to toe at the Nnamdi Azikiwe in what was dubbed ‘the title decider’.The ‘Flying Antelopes’ and the ‘Pride of Rivers’ were, at that stage of the season, locked in a neck and neck battle for the NPFL diadem and many expected a game for the ages.It turned out to be just that but wasn’t the close contest many had predicted. Rangers were peerless on the day and completely ripped Rivers United to pieces in a one-sided 4-0 victory.But this season, after River United got knocked out of the CAF Confederation Cup, they have barely being managing and hoping they escape the drop. Rangers on the other hand have failed to reproduce the form that saw them end 32 years wait for the league trophy.Head Coach of Rangers, Sylvanus Okpala is battling to save the image of the ‘Old Rangers’. He took over the team barely days after the sacking of Imama Amapakabo who led the Flying Antelopes to the league glory last season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Christopher Isiguzo in EnuguRivers United’s hope of keeping their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) status intact suffered yet another slip on Monday as champions Rangers defeated the ‘Pride of Rivers’ 2-1 at the Cathedral Enugu.United is now in 16th place on the log with 41 points from 31 matches while Rangers climbed to 13th with 42 points from 32 matches.The game was pushed forward by 12 hours after heavy down pour disrupted the Match-day 32 earlier billed for Sunday evening at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.last_img read more