Malt producer Muntons has appointed the farmer-owned grain co-operative Openfield Agriculture as one of its newly-created ‘strategic suppliers’.The agreement extends until 2020 and will see Openfield supply about 35,000 tonnes of malting barley each year to Muntons’ maltings in Stowmarket.Muntons is a global player in the supply of malts, malt extracts, flours, flakes and many other malted ingredients, and exports around half of its production.Mark Worrell, Openfield chief operating officer, said Openfield’s ability to deliver the contract in a way that supported Muntons’ sustainability commitments was central to securing the agreement.“We have worked closely with Muntons for many years and understand its needs, but also its desire to deliver on its sustainability commitments in a practical manner.“By augmenting Muntons’ storage capacity with our own facilities we can supply it with a crop of known provenance for the long-term while our farmer members benefit from the confidence that comes with established demand from a large-scale end-user.”Alan Ridealgh, Muntons group managing director, said: “This agreement ensures Muntons provides a secure supply of a high-quality product for the long-term. Agreements such as this are at the heart of Muntons’ values, where we seek success through partnership and collaboration.”Earlier this month Muntons, which has invested £2.6m in its grain intake area, saw its new grain facility officially opened by the High Sheriff of Suffolk in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
In celebration of their upcoming 25th anniversary, The Greyboy Allstars have announced a three-night run of shows in Colorado this upcoming February.Comprised of saxophonist/flutist/vocalist Karl Denson, keyboardist and organist Robert Walter, guitarist Elgin Park, bassist Chris Stillwell, and drummer Aaron Redfield, the five-piece funk-outfit will kick off the run at Fort Collins’ Washington’s on February 7th, before heading to Denver’s Cervantes’ on February 8th and 9th.Tickets are on sale now for The Greyboy Allstars’ Denver shows here (a two-night pass is available), and go on sale this Friday, November 30th, at 10 a.m. (MST) for the Fort Collins show here.In other Karl Denson news, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe recently announced an upcoming 2019 winter tour. The tour announcement was also accompanied by a new album announcement, as Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe plans to release its first new studio album in over 5 years, Gnomes & Badgers, this upcoming February. For ticketing and more information on Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe’s upcoming tour dates, head to their website here.Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Winter Tour Dates:12/5 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head Onstage (Evening with)12/6 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore ^12/15 – Snowmass, CO – Bud Light HiFi Concert Series12/27 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up *12/28 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore *12/29 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore *12/30 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall ^^12/31 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall ^^1/10 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live1/11 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall1/12 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum1/14 – Miami, FL – Blackbird Ordinary (Official Jam Cruise pre-party)1/15-21 – Miami, FL – Jam Cruise1/22 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theater **1/23 – Wilmington, NC – Brooklyn Arts Center ^^^1/24 – Charleston, SC – Pour House ^^^1/25 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West ^^^1/26 – Asheville, NC – Salvage Station ***^ w/ Blackberry Smoke* KD’s Annual Birthday Bash^^ Swatkins and the Positive Agenda** w/ Southern Avenue^^^ w/ Andy Frasco & The UN*** w/ LuthiView All Tour Dates
100 More Wind Turbines for Northern Illinois FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Pantagraph (Bloomington):Invenergy plans to construct about 100 turbines and related infrastructure across more than 100 parcels in Chenoa, Gridley, Lawndale, Lexington and Money Creek townships, according to county records.“The project will power approximately 69,000 homes (with a 250-megawatt capacity),” according to a permit application. “The project will likely commence construction in 2018 or 2019 with the goal of being operational in 2019 or 2020.”The project could create 35 long-term jobs and at least $2.3 million in new annual taxes in the county, according to a study by David Loomis, an Illinois State University economics professor who directs its renewable energy center.“The project location was selected due to the area’s strong wind resource, land use, and proximity to existing transmission infrastructure,” according to the permit application.The permit would allow “wind turbine generators that are up to 500 feet in height, as well as any access roads, transformers, power lines, communication lines, interconnection lines, substation, construction lay-down yards and other ancillary facilities or structures,” states a county notice.“The application also requests that the time period to apply for building permits for the (farm) be extended to three years, rather than two years as provided by the McLean County Zoning Ordinance,” according to the notice.Another company, EDP Renewables, has been competing to build a wind farm in the same area. Officials with that firm did not respond to requests for comment.Last year, county officials added more regulations for future wind development, including specific setbacks, turbine heights, decommissioning requirements and wildlife impact studies, in anticipation of permit applications from one or both companies.Wind farms currently operating in the county include Twin Groves Wind Farm, a pair of 198-megawatt farms near Ellsworth, and White Oak Energy Center, a 150-megawatt farm near Carlock.More: Jan. hearing on plan for wind farm in northern McLean County
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Quartz:After experimenting with solar-powered train coaches last year, India’s diesel-guzzling railways now have an entire station that runs on renewable energy. The Guwahati railway station in the capital city of Assam is the first railway station in the country to be fully solar-powered. A major railway thoroughfare in India’s northeastern region, the station handles around 20,000 passengers every day.The Guwahati railway station building has grid-connected rooftop solar panels totaling a capacity of 700 kilowatt (0.7 megawatt) that will cater to the electricity needs of the station, the coach depot, and the railway colony area, the Northeast Frontier Railway, an arm of the Indian Railways, said in a statement. This will help the railway network save around Rs67.7 lakhs (approximately $99,900) per year in electricity bills.State-run engineering company Central Electronics executed the Rs6.7 crore (around $1 million) project, which has been funded by the Container Corporation of India (CONCOR), a subsidiary of the Indian Railways.The Indian Railways is currently the country’s largest consumer of electricity and diesel and spent around Rs31,000 crore, or 18% of its operational expenses, on fuel in the financial year 2016. In part to bring down this burgeoning fuel bill, the state-run transportation network has been taking steps to transition to renewable energy for a few years now.The solar-powered railway station initiative is part of the Indian Railways’ broader plans to put up 5,000 MW of solar power capacity to meet around 25% of its energy needs through renewable energy by 2025. In July last year, the Indian Railways rolled out the first set of train coaches with rooftop solar panels that powered the lights, fans, and information display systems inside. The coaches were used for suburban transit in New Delhi, and the railways estimate that each train with six solar-powered coaches could save around 21,000 litres of diesel every year, worth around Rs12 lakh.More: India Now Has A Railway Station That’s Fully Powered By Solar Energy Indian Railways Move Forward With Aggressive Solar Plans
By Marian Romero/Diálogo August 04, 2016 Colombia’s and Peru’s navies joined forces to hold the tenth annual Binational Development Assistance Campaign in order to improve the health and welfare of communities located along the shores of the Putumayo river, an Amazon tributary running across the border between both nations, and the Amazon River itself. For 62 days, 167 towns benefitted from the joint campaign along more than 2,500 kilometers down the rivers’ path. The four vessels, two from each partner nation navy, delivering 100 metric tons of donations provided by the public and private sector including medicine, clothes, toys, and food; medical services in specialties including general medicine, dentistry, vaccination, clinical laboratory, nutrition as well as social services including civil registry, providing identification documents, migratory procedures; and veterinary, agricultural, and. The humanitarian assistance campaign began on May 18th in the Colombian municipality of Puerto Leguízamo, and ended on July 18th in Chimbote, Peru. The campaign also provided medical services including general medical, dental, and pediatric care, vaccinations, psychological help, family planning, lab work, and nutritional assessments, in addition to social services to issue identity cards, fill out immigration-related paperwork, and training in veterinary, agricultural, and liquids/solids waste management. Naval Infantry Brigadier General Álvaro Augusto Cubillos, commander of the Southern Colombian Naval Force and director of the Binational Development Assistance Campaign, said the experience was gratifying in three ways: “Providing aid to the most remote communities from urban centers, strengthening ties with neighboring Peru, and creating closer links between the civil population and the Armed Forces.” Humanitarian Crossing of the Putumayo and the Amazon Rivers The fleet comprised Peruvian Navy ship Loreto and hospital ship Morona, Colombian Navy ships ARC Leticia and ARC Cotuhe, along with a couple of cargo trailers. It navigated down the rivers to stop at each of the border towns situated along their shores with a crew of 450 people, including Sailors and non-uniformed personnel from the two countries. Medical care was provided in the Bongo Hospital, a towed 30-meter by 10-meter structure. It contained eight rooms for medical and dental consultations, minor surgeries, the ability to conduct bacteriological lab tests, and to cut and style hair, among other uses. As the fleet advanced downstream, it remained at each community for one to four days, depending on each town’s needs and size. The majority of the populations which received services were rural and indigenous. Amazonian peoples such as the Murui, the Quechua, and the Inga (descendants of the Incas) have benefitted from the annual campaign. According to Brig. Gen. Cubillos, the communities have become well accustomed to the annual binational visit because it represents a chance to improve their quality of life through healthcare and the formalization of their migratory status, which is extremely important in border areas. In addition, during each visit, there is room for leisure and recreation led by the Colombian Army’s Special Psychological Operations Groups, experts in play-based human-rights education and training. The navies also made efforts to integrate Colombian entities such as the Family Welfare Institute, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Culture, National Civil Registry, National Immigration Agency, Presidential Agency for International Cooperation, and departmental governments. History of the Assistance Campaign The Colombia-Peru Binational Development Assistance Campaign has taken place for the last 10 consecutive years. It has been recognized as one of the most important humanitarian activities in Latin America due to the two nations’ collective efforts to benefit neighboring vulnerable populations. The border region is a dense jungle environment that is generally home to indigenous communities who live along the river banks, far removed from municipalities. The only transportation route available is usually the river, and a trip on a small boat costs between $2 and $3, a steep price for local residents. This makes access to healthcare and other government services difficult. During the opening ceremony, Norma Vidal Añaños, the Peruvian Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion’s vice minister of Social Benefits, stated that the joint campaign is “a demonstration of inter-institutional and intergovernmental coordination and collaboration to serve border populations in situations of extreme poverty and vulnerability, since both countries share common realities.” The joint campaign takes place within the framework of the Integral Action Strategy of the Colombian Armed Forces and Peru’s
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 35-year-old Brentwood man was killed when his vehicle was involved in a collision with a tractor trailer in Islandia on Tuesday afternoon.Suffolk County police said Carlos Santiago was driving a Honda northbound on Motor Parkway when his vehicle was struck by a westbound tractor trailer at the corner of Express Drive North at 1:15 p.m.The victim was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.The trucker, a 56-year-old Indiana man, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.Motor Carrier Safety Section officers inspected the tractor trailer and impounded the Honda.Fourth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the case to call them at 631-854-8452.
Award winning author, Felix K. Nesi, was detained by the Insana Police in Timor Tengah Utara regency, East Nusa Tenggara, on Friday night after allegedly vandalizing a Catholic parish clergy house. He admitted to The Jakarta Post on Saturday that he had damaged the property, claiming to have done so because he was angry that the parish had let a priest, whom he accused of “mistreating a woman”, to remain at the church.Felix, who won a literary award from the Jakarta Arts Council in 2018, said on the phone that he had been released from detention on Saturday. He wrote in a public Facebook post that he had used his motorcycle helmet to damage the windows of the SMK Bitauni vocational school parish clergy house and had thrown chairs. “In my novel, Orang-orang Oetimu, I wrote about priests who like to protect other priests who behave rottenly. Am I witnessing this in real life?” he wrote.On Friday evening, he visited the school and was told by a guard that the priest was still at the school. “I was disappointed and overwhelmed with emotion. I had a helmet in my hands. In front of me was a window. So, I smashed the window with my helmet,” he wrote.“I grabbed the plastic chairs on the verandah and I smashed them to pieces,” he wrote.Catholic priest Vinsen Manek, the principal of the school, said he could not comment on the incident nor the accusations Felix had made. “When it happened, I was not there, I had been on a holiday to my hometown in Malaka since July 1, so I cannot comment,” Vinsen told the Post on Saturday through phone. Topics : On his Facebook account, which he confirmed the authenticity of to the Post, Felix had written earlier this year that he had heard that a Catholic priest had been transferred to the parish after “mistreating a woman” at his previous parish. The SMK Bitauni vocational school has many female students, Felix said. Felix has sibling who attend the school, which is located 700 meters from the clergy house and has opposed the priest’s transfer, fearing there could be new incidents. “When I heard [a priest] who had just had a problem with a woman in another parish had been moved to a middle school that is full of women, I came to SMK Bitauni,” he said. “I met with [the priest who serves as the principal]. I told him, please, Father principal, move [the accused priest] away from here,” he wrote on Facebook.Felix said the principal had told him the accused priest would be transferred again shortly, claiming his short tenure at the school was only for “refreshment”. A couple of months later, Felix said he had checked in again and found that the priest, whom he identified as “Romo A”, was still there. He even talked to the priest, telling him to move to a “deserted place to contemplate”. Felix said he conveyed his disappointment that Romo A was still there but that the school principal had assured him that Romo A would be transferred.
Stakes rose dramatically today in Oslo as politicians thrashed out a response to the highly-controversial appointment of hedge fund billionaire Nicolai Tangen as the next head of the country’s sovereign wealth fund.According to late-afternoon news reports in Norway, the cross-party Finance Committee is now asking Finance Minister Jan Tore Sanner to ensure that Norges Bank eliminates all risk of conflicts of interest if Tangen is to take over as head of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) – as he is on track to do on 1 September.Early today, a legal clarification apparently overturned the Finance Minister’s assumption that he could not intervene in the central bank’s decision on who to install as chief executive officer of the central bank arm which runs the GPFG, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM).Sanner said his department had asked the Ministry of Justice and Public Security’s Legislation Department on Wednesday for a statement on the legal right to instruct the executive board of Norges Bank on the appointment of NBIM’s CEO. He published the main points from the summary he had received this morning, beginning: “The Central Bank Act § 2-13 probably entails certain restrictions on the Ministry’s right to instruct Norges Bank in the appointment of the general manager of NBIM.“However, there are good indications that the Central Bank Act § 2-13 does not generally preclude the possibility of instructing Norges Bank’s executive board when appointing the general manager of NBIM.”Sanner said the ministry had had limited time to familiarise itself with the statement.Having quizzed Øystein Olsen, Norges Bank’s governor and chair of its executive board, and Julie Brodtkorb, the leader of Norges Bank’s supervisory council 11 days ago, the parliamentary Finance Committee met this afternoon to hammer out a joint statement on the multiple problems that surround Tangen’s appointment, which by late afternoon had been agreed but not yet published.Sanner has said that if the statement was made public this afternoon, he would request a meeting with Norges Bank’s executive board today.The legal opinion from the Legislation Department made public today is at odds with a legal opinion the ministry received on Tuesday from the private law firm Arntzen de Besche, which held that Sanner could not intervene in the appointment.The leader of the Finance Committee, Labour Party member of parliament Hadia Tajik, commented earlier on today’s opinion from the Legislation Department, saying:“They state what several of us have been saying all along – that the Finance Minister can have contact with Norges Bank about the appointment,” she told Norwegian news service E24.A spokesman for Tajik confirmed the comments to IPE.“The law department is a respected legal environment. Now they have suggested that there is the option to give general instructions. We need to draw up the terms for this,” she said.Tajik said it was unfortunate that there had been uncertainty about this, with the ministry having contributed to this lack of clarity.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.
The Peters Ice Cream factories before the restoration. Photo: SuppliedBrisbane property developers are not shying away from challenging restoration projects, transforming once run down and decrepit historic homes, ice cream factories, dairy farms and even a mortuary.With a focus on driving buyer demand, preserving and celebrating the city’s heritage is a main focus of new projects across the city. Murphy’s Dairy prior to its renovation. Consolidated Property executive chairman Don O’Rorke at Yeerongpillly Green. Photo: Mark Cranitch.A former mortuary will be incorporated into Yeerongpilly Green’s residential project site, a heritage Queenslander-style home currently serves as a sales and experience centre, and a heritage listed brick building, known as ‘The Institute’, is earmarked to be part of the shopping precinct, as a restaurant and outdoor dining area with a spot for live music.“Repurposing and restoring derelict buildings means buyers now get to enjoy them,” Mr O’Rorke said.Australian Heritage Specialists principal consultant Benjamin Gall said heritage places were often more than just ‘outstanding examples of architecture’. “In the past 30 years we have seen more developers taking up the challenge of preservingheritage buildings by repurposing them, and with good reason,” Mr Gall said.Mr Gall said adaptive re-use of old buildings could deliver a broad range of environmentaland economic benefits.“Brisbane’s record of adaptive reuse of heritage buildings rivals that any of anywhere in theworld, with outstanding examples including the Howard Smith Wharves, the Gasworksprecinct at Newstead, the Brisbane Powerhouse and the Teneriffe Woolstores,” he said.“These preservation projects are important because a city’s heritage contributes enormouslyto its character and among other reasons, proven to benefit the economy through industriessuch as tourism.”He said the industry had gone from a small number of architects with a passion for old buildings to multi-disciplinary teams comprised of historians, archaeologists, architects, engineers, planners and project managers who work collaboratively together to form some of the Australia’s finest commercial and residential precincts. A heritage home which is part of the Yeerongpilly Green project.Consolidated Properties executive chairman Don O’Rorke said buyers wanted to see historic buildings incorporated into the next wave of occupancy.Mr O’Rorke said at a cost of just over $10 million, three heritage listed buildings were being restored as part of Yeerongpilly Green, a $850 million riverside project under construction at Yeerongpilly. The Peters factory after the reno.At West Village, project director Andrew Thompson said the adaptive reuse of heritage forms within the West End development was a celebration of Brisbane’s living history.At the heart of the $1 billion precinct is the heritage-listed former Peters Ice Cream factories. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago“These industrial icons were in operation for almost 70 years and represent a valued part of Brisbane’s history,” he said.The 2.6ha urban renewal development, being developed by Sekisui House Australia, incorporates a former ice cream factory. Factory 1 now houses an art gallery and events space. Factory 2, the former cone factory, houses a range of commercial tenants, including the Queensland head office of Sekisui House Australia.Mr Gall said Thornclyffe at Kangaroo Point, which Australian Heritage Services worked on, was an example of how heritage buildings could be preserved and enhanced through a balanced approach to development.“In this case, a heritage place was restored to its former glory while the surrounding newdevelopment was balanced between existing heritage values and the zoning of the site,” Mr Gall said.Listed on the Brisbane City Council Heritage Register, Thornclyffe was built in 1886 anda late 19th century upper-middle class residential building.“We spent several months researching and recording every aspect of the building to ensure adetailed report of the house would be available for future generations, before any workscommenced,” Mr Gall said.An old homestead at Everton Park, known as Murphy’s Dairy Residence, will be incorporated into Ashford Residences.The heritage-listed Queenslander, built around 1910, is currently operating as the Ashford Residences sales centre but is planned to be fully restored and offered for sale as a heritage family home. West Village is a 2.6 hectare urban renewal development being established by Sekisui House Australia in Brisbane’s West End. (Inside the Peters Cone Factory now). Renders of the proposed residential towers on Coronation Drive show the heritage listed home nestled