FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renewables Now:Wind power production in Portugal hit a peak of 101.9 GWh on January 23, surpassing the previous national record, data from the Portuguese power utility Redes Energeticas Nacionais (REN) shows.The volume exceeded the 99.6 GWh mark registered on March 11, 2018. The power produced during the day, an all-time maximum wind production, was enough to meet 61% of the daily consumption — around 167 GWh, REN said on Friday.This new record output put Portugal ahead of the rest of Europe in regards to wind production share. Around 13%, or 24 GWh, of the national production was exported, the Portuguese power utility stated.At present, Portugal’s wind power generation represents on average around 25% of national consumption, with 5,150 MW of installed capacity. In 2018, renewable production supplied 52% of domestic consumption, of which wind represented 23%.Spain also had a record day for wind production, reaching some 367.7 GWh, an increase of 0.6% over the previous high. This accounted for 43.2% of the neighbouring country’s consumption, REN noted.More: Portugal’s wind power hits 102 GWh in a day, breaks peak generation record Portugal beats wind production record
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A storm making its way to Long Island has the potential to produce damaging winds and up to 2 inches of rainfall through the evening—and it’s all expected to start just in time for the evening commute.The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Nassau County until 9 p.m. Tuesday night, but Suffolk County is also in store for plenty of rain and rumblings from above.Showers and thunderstorms are currently developing to the west of Long Island and are expected to move across the area in the next few hours, said Joey Picca, meteorologist at the National Weather Service. He said the evening commute “should be pretty rough” and urged drivers to use caution.The best chance for severe weather is in Nassau County, Picca said. Damaging winds and flooding is a possible. Both Nassau and Suffolk counties are under a flash flood watch.“Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms will move across the region ahead of a cold front through late [Tuesday night],” the weather service said in statement. “Due to the warm and humid nature of the airmass ahead of the cold front…torrential downpours are likely.”Rainfall amounts could reach up to 2 inches, Picca said.The weather service warned that the storm could flood urbanized and low-lying areas.Picca noted that the weather should improve overnight, but forecasters are still calling for a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 3 p.m. Wednesday in Nassau. Suffolk could see additional stormy weather through the afternoon.Rainfall forecast for Long Island. Forecasters said a strong storm could bring heavy rain and thunderstorms to LI Tuesday. (National Weather Service)Update:: Long Island Rail Road service has been restored following a temporarily suspendsion in both directions on the Far Rockaway Branch east of Valley Stream due to weather-related signal problems.
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July 01, 2020 More Than 310,000 Pennsylvanians Receive Rebates Early to Provide Support During COVID-19 Pandemic SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy, Press Release Governor Tom Wolf and Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced more than 310,000 Pennsylvanians have received their rebates early through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, which provides support to older homeowners, renters and people with disabilities.Governor Wolf called on the Department of Revenue, the agency that administers the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, to work with the Treasury Department to issue rebates before July 1. Today is typically the earliest day that rebates can be issued under Pennsylvania law. However, the signing in May of Act 20 of 2020 allowed rebates on property taxes or rent paid in 2019 to be issued earlier than normal to provide financial support to eligible Pennsylvanians during the COVID-19 pandemic.“These rebates on property taxes and rent have added importance this year, because they have provided support to our older and vulnerable residents at a time when they may need it most,” said Gov. Wolf. “I thank Treasurer Torsella and the department for distributing the rebates earlier than normal. We will keep that hard work going in the coming weeks so that we continue delivering rebates to older Pennsylvanians and others who benefit from this program.”“Treasury has worked tirelessly knowing how important each rebate is to so many Pennsylvanians during what is an already difficult time,” said Treasurer Torsella. “Nearly $162 million in payments have been distributed a month and a half ahead of the usual July 1 start date. Treasury is grateful to the General Assembly for the swift action to help this coordinated effort and will continue to work closely with the governor’s administration to process rebate payments making sure those that benefit from the PTRR program receive them quickly.”Revenue and Treasury officials are also reminding claimants of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program that the process for distributing rebates is different than in prior years. Although 311,785 rebates have been issued, there are still claims that are being processed.The claims will be processed on a first-in-first-out basis, meaning some claimants will receive their rebates earlier than others. This process is different than in prior years, when there was a large distribution of rebates on July 1 that accounted for the vast majority of rebates that were issued in a given claim year.It’s free to apply for a rebate, and claimants who need help with their application forms should know that free assistance is available at locations across the state, including Department of Revenue district offices, local Area Agencies on Aging, senior centers and state legislators’ offices. Claimants are encouraged to call ahead to make sure that the location they plan to visit has resumed operations. Additionally, the Department of Revenue is asking claimants who plan to visit the department’s district offices to call ahead to make an appointment. Check the department’s COVID-19 information page for updates and contact information.“We recognize that many people who benefit from this program have been staying at home while the locations where they typically go for assistance with their applications have been closed,” Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell said. “We want claimants to know that we are here to help them file their application forms, whether that is over the phone or at one of our district offices.”Steps to Follow if You Haven’t Submitted Your ApplicationFor eligible applicants who have yet to file their Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program application, the Department of Revenue is offering help for those who need it. Eligible claimants are encouraged to call 717-772-9236 for guidance. Please keep in mind that department staff will work as quickly as possible to help claimants with their applications.The Department of Revenue website has the Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim form (PA-1000) and related information.Tips for Checking the Status of Your RebateApplicants who included their bank account information on their Property Tax/Rent Rebate application form (PA-1000) will receive their rebates through direct deposit. Applicants who requested a paper check to be mailed to them should expect to receive their payment in the mail.The Department of Revenue is encouraging claimants of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program to use online tools and other automated resources to check the status of their rebates or ask a question.Claimants who already applied for rebates may use the Where’s My PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate? tool to check the status of their rebate. You will need your Social Security number, claim year and date of birth to use this tool.Call 1-888-PATAXES to check the status of your rebate. This automated toll-free service is available 24 hours a day. You will need your Social Security number, date of birth and the anticipated amount of your rebate to use this service.Claimants who included their phone number on their Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program application form (PA-1000) will receive automated calls from the Department of Revenue updating them on the status of their claim. Claimants should know that these automated phone calls require no further action. They will not be asked to key in any numbers or to provide any additional information.Claimants can visit the department’s Online Customer Service Center to find helpful tips and answers to commonly asked questions about the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. The Online Customer Service Center also allows you to submit a question to a Department of Revenue representative through a secure process that is similar to sending an email.About the Property Tax/Rent Rebate ProgramThe rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. It is free to apply for a rebate.The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for certain qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975. The Department of Revenue automatically calculates supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners.Since the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program’s 1971 inception, older and disabled adults have received more than $6.9 billion in property tax and rent relief. 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Tweet Share NewsRegional Caribbean islands fingered in Croatian drug ring. by: – May 15, 2012 Sharing is caring! 63 Views no discussions Share Share Martinique and the Dominican Republic in Croatian drug network as 11 suspected cocaine smugglers are arrested.FORT DE FRANCE, Martinique – Nine Croatians, one Serb and a Columbian have been arrested in police raids on Martinique and in the Dominican Republic as the net closed on an international drug ring last week.The major bust took place on Martinique where the drugs were hidden in packages of mustard and coffee on a yacht rented by the Croats in Martinique.In all, 11 people suspected of smuggling 174 kilos of cocaine from Columbia to Europe were arrested in a multi-state international police operation according to media reports.It was the first major cocaine smuggling operation masterminded and carried out by Croats, Dinko Cvitan, the head of Croatian anti-drugs agency, was quoted as saying.Croatian, Dutch, Italian and French police and the US anti-drug agency DEA were involved in the bust following investigation that opened in October 2011 at the behest of the Croatian police.The cocaine, estimated to be worth eight million euros, was destined for three potential buyers in Europe, whose identity wasn’t revealed, the reports said.Cvitan said the suspects were known to possess property whose value far exceeded their legal earnings, and which will be confiscated if they are found guilty.The Balkans has become a major route for cocaine smuggling from South America to Europe in recent years, a business mainly involving Serbian and Montenegrin citizens.Caribbean 360 News
Glenn and Shanel were rushed to theIkaayong Lawas Foundation Hospital in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, butwere later transferred to a hospital in this city. The 34-year-old resident Glenn Beronio and her 7-year-old daughter Shanel sustained head and body injuries, police said. According to police investigators, Glennand Shanel were about to turn left going to a school when they were hit by astake truck driven by 66-year-old Romeo Marcial of Barangay Magsaysay, CadizCity, Negros Occidental. BACOLOD City – The motorcycle they were riding crashed against a truck on the national highway in Barangay Punta Mesa, Manapla, Negros Occidental. The incident happened around 7:45 a.m.on Feb.26. Marcial, meanwhile, was brought to theManapla municipal police station, where he was detained./PN
Tuesday’s Girls Varsity Soccer matchup between the Batesville Lady Bulldogs and the Lawrenceburg Lady Tigers lived up to the hype that led into the match. It was 4th ranked Batesville hosting 14th ranked Lawrenceburg in a 2A EIAC showdown. The Lady Bulldogs edged out Lawrenceburg with a tight 1-0 victory. The Lady Tigers came out of the gates firing and had Batesville under pressure early, but it was senior goalkeeper, Ellie Waechter who made a big save to keep the score 0-0. Batesville would soon counter that effort with some of their own and it was Georgia Gratz scoring her 10th goal of the season to put the Lady Bulldogs up 1-0 which proved to be the game winner. Denise Davalos won the ball in the middle of the field and found Gratz sitting the in the pocket of the defense, Gratz cut right and left the defender going left as Gratz struck the shot past the outreached hands of Lawrenceburg’s goalkeeper Olivia Bosch. After the score, Lawrenceburg was on the offensive for much of the remaining 30 minutes, but it was the stingy defense from Batesville who kept the score 1-0 going into intermission.In the second half, both teams had some good scoring opportunities. Waechter came up big with some nice saves on the Lawrenceburg chances. Late in the match, the Lady Tigers caught an unfortunate bounce as a shot struck the far post and into the hands of Waechter. “Our defense was tested for much of the game tonight. I am very proud of their effort and the fact that they recorded a shutout on a night when two of our strong forwards went down with ankle injuries and we were forced to play defense for a majority of the match. These types of wins will make us stronger come October tournament time!” Coach Laker commented. The defense was led by Ellie Waechter and Abbey Prickel who were tracking balls to the wings for much of the match. Liz Heidlage came up with a big sliding save late in the game to help maintain the shutout. Batesville outshot Lawrenceburg 17-13 for the match.Batesville is now 4-0 in conference play and 6-0 on the season. The Lady Bulldogs are back in action Thursday as they travel to Columbus East.In the JV game, the Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Bulldogs 5-1. Batesville was able to find the back of the net early in the match on a goal by Catherine Raab to take an early 1-0 lead. After the score, it was Lawrenceburg’s depth that was able to wear out the Lady Bulldogs in the heat and found the back of the net 3 times in the first half to take a 3-0 lead into halftime. The Lady Tigers were able to add two more in the second half to defeat the Lady Bulldogs.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Laker.
BELLEVILLE, Kan. – Belleville Motorsports will be making room in the trophy case for another Manufacturers’ Cup award.For the fifth straight year, and for the sixth time in the program’s seven-year history, the Belleville, Kan., chassis builder had the top point total among manufacturers entered in the Cup contest; points were awarded based on top 10 drivers (10 points for first, nine points for second, etc.) in each of the five Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified regions.BMS continued its dominance in the Eastern Region while totaling 53 points. GRT Race Cars won both Western and Central Region titles and was second with 25 points.Chase Allen Motorsports ruled again in the South Central Region and tied Skyrocket Chassis for third place with 21 points.Razor Chassis and Rage Chassis share the North Central Region crown. Larry Shaw Race Cars completed the top five in points with 20.All regional winners get plaques and BMS receives a $500 cash prize and trophy during the IMCA national awards banquet in Lincoln, Neb., on Nov. 28.“Twenty-two chassis builders were part of the Manufacturers’ Cup program this year and 14 of them put a car in the top 10 in one or more of the five regions,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Drivers who won championships in four of the five regions drove cars built by regional champion or co-champion manufacturers all or part of the season.”“Congratulations to the Modified drivers from across the country who helped us win this award. It was another banner season for BMS with not only another Manufacturer’s Cup but the national Northern SportMod national championship,” manager Brandon Blochlinger said. “While we’ve been purchased by Xtreme Motor Sports, our customers can look forward to the same quality chassis and service.”Blochlinger also shared Manufacturers’ Cup success with dealers Close Racing Supply, Jimmy Reeves Motorsports, Sebo Motorsports and KSI Racing Supply.
— Former big league manager Jim Frey has died at age 88. Frey managed the Kansas City Royals to the 1980 AL pennant and the Chicago Cubs within one win of the 1984 World Series. His 1980 Royals swept the Yankees in the ALCS, then lost to Philadelphia in a six-game World Series. His Cubs wasted a 2-0 lead against San Diego in the 1984 NLCS.—Former World Series MVP Steve Pearce is retiring, saying he’s done playing after an injury-plagued season for the Boston Red Sox. Pearce made the announcement Monday night on Boston radio station WEEI while it aired a replay of the 2018 World Series opener between the Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. The career journeyman homered and hit a three-run double in Game 4 of that matchup, then homered twice the next day as the Red Sox took title and he won the MVP.NASCAR-LARSON FIREDLarson fired over slurCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson has been fired by Chip Ganassi Racing, a day after nearly every one of his sponsors dropped the star driver for using a racial slur during a live stream of a virtual race. In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:—The Senior British Open has been postponed amid the coronavirus outbreak, but organizers are still hoping the last senior major of the year can be played in 2020. The event, due to take place at Sunningdale from July 23-26, is the fourth of the five senior majors to lose its scheduled place on the calendar because of the pandemic.— The Tour de France won’t begin as planned because French President Emmanuel Macron (eh-mahn-yoo-EHL’ mah-KROHN’) has canceled all public events with large crowds through mid-July in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Tour organizers say it is now impossible for the three-week race to start on June 27.— The NHL will remain on pause through at least the end of the month. The league on Tuesday announced it was extending its self-quarantine recommendation for players, coaches and staff through April 30. The announcement marks the third time the NHL has pushed back its timetable.— Major League Soccer says its hopes of returning in mid-May are “extremely unlikely.” In a statement Tuesday, the league said guidance from federal and local public health officials is making it unlikely the league will be able to restart in about a month. Hank Steinbrenner dead at 63UNDATED (AP) — New York Yankees co-owner Hank Steinbrenner has died. The oldest son of George Steinbrenner was 63. The team said he died at home in Clearwater, Florida, due to a long-standing health issue.Hank Steinbrenner was one of the four siblings who own the team’s controlling shares. He had hoped to succeed as father as the team’s controlling owner. Between the 2007 and 2008 seasons, he became the public voice of the Yankees ownership. He didn’t appear to have much involvement in the team’s operations in recent years and devoted more time to racing interests.In other baseball news:—The San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks are two of the Major League Baseball teams participating in a study of the coronavirus that will test hundreds of people — including players — from the various clubs for antibodies. The Oakland Athletics also are taking part. Associated Press He’s coming off a breakout season in which he was named a first team All-Southeastern Conference selection by The Associated Press and league coaches. His per-game scoring average increased 10 points this season to 14.0 while starting 30 of 31 contests to help the Wildcats earn the SEC regular season title. Richards also ranked fourth nationally in shooting at 64% and made the SEC all-defensive squad with averages of 7.8 rebounds and 2.13 blocks per game.In other college basketball news:— Florida will have its top scorer back next season. Forward Keyontae Johnson announced on social media Tuesday that he plans to return for his junior year with the Gators, a huge boost for coach Mike White’s program. Johnson averaged 14.0 points a game to lead the team in scoring and was second in rebounding. He also led the team in steals with 38, was second in 3-point shooting at 38% and ranked third in assists with 49.NFL-CHARGERS-PARHAMChargers sign former XFL tight end Donald Parham Jr. — Major League Baseball is moving its annual celebration of Jackie Robinson online because of the delay in the season caused by the new coronavirus. The Jackie Robinson Foundation is launching a virtual learning hub to coincide with Wednesday’s 73rd anniversary of Robinson breaking the major league color barrier.—The Chicago Cubs are putting Wrigley Field to use as a food distribution hub to help support COVID-19 relief efforts. The Cubs said they will use the famed ballpark’s concourse as a food-packing and distribution center starting this week while working with Lakeview Pantry.— There will be no Golden Spikes Award this year, ending a streak of 42 consecutive seasons. USA Baseball made the announcement Tuesday. It followed the NCAA’s decision to cancel spring sports seasons due to the new coronavirus.— The University of Cincinnati has eliminated its men’s soccer program as other colleges weigh cutbacks because of budget problems resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. College are grappling with revenue losses from spring sports cancellations.MLB-NEWS April 15, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSESPN asks personalities to take pay cutsUNDATED (AP) — ESPN is asking some of its on-air personalities to take a 15% pay cut over the next three months because of the coronavirus pandemic. The request applies to about 100 ESPN commentators. The voluntary pay cuts would apply to ESPN’s highest-paid broadcasters. They are designed to help deter further immediate furloughs that would affect network employees who might be more financially vulnerable. Update on the latest sports COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Donald Parham Jr., who led XFL tight ends in yards and receptions, has signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers.Parham had 24 receptions for 307 yards and four touchdowns for the Dallas Renegades before the XFL season ended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Parham was also the only tight end in the league to have a 100-yard receiving game.Parham spent time with the Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins during the offseason last year.In other NFL moves:— Offensive tackle Storm Norton has signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers. Norton played for the Los Angeles Wildcats of the XFL before the league ended midway through its season due to the coronavirus pandemic. He played for the Minnesota Vikings in 2018 and had previous stints with the Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Larson was in his seventh Cup season with Ganassi and had been prepping to test free agency for the first time. Just weeks ago, the 27-year-old was considered the top free agent in NASCAR. Now he is out of a job in what could ultimately be an eight-figure blunder.He was suspended without pay by Ganassi early Monday, then suspended indefinitely by NASCAR and Larson, who is half Japanese, was ordered to complete a sensitivity training. But his entire program fell apart as primary sponsors McDonalds and Credit One Bank pulled their funding from Larson. Chevrolet suspended its relationship with him, and all but one commercial partner denounced Larson’s comment and indicated they were ending their relationship.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWSKentucky’s Richards is fourth player to enter NBA draftUNDATED (AP) — Kentucky forward Nick Richards will enter the NBA draft and forego his final season of collegiate eligibility by signing with an agency.