Union Homes and Savings and Loans Plc (UNHOME.ng) 2004 Annual Report

first_imgUnion Homes and Savings and Loans Plc (UNHOME.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Union Homes and Savings and Loans Plc (UNHOME.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Union Homes and Savings and Loans Plc (UNHOME.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Union Homes and Savings and Loans Plc (UNHOME.ng)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileUnion Homes & Savings & Loans Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing solutions for mortgage finance and funding for residential and estate development. The company is primarily focused on supporting investors with interests in developing and managing housing schemes and purchasing houses and estates for resale to corporate and private customers. This includes estate development loans to fund the development of large residential estates for sale, lease or rental; the national housing fund; home equity mortgages; pension-linked mortgage loans for workers in the public sector; and pension-linked mortgage schemes for pensionable employees. The company also offers a range of savings and investment products and services which includes all-purpose savings accounts, retirement/pension savings accounts, uni-homes savings accounts, Union Homes trust accounts, target savings accounts, NOW accounts, uni-thrift savings accounts and a house-at-home scheme. Union Homes Savings & Loans Plc is a subsidiary of ASO Savings & Loans Plc. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Union Homes & Savings & Loans Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgOando Plc (OANDO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Oando Plc (OANDO.ng)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileOando Plc is the largest integrated energy solutions provider in Nigeria and internationally. The company has onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration operations throughout Africa and trades in crude refined and unrefined petroleum products. Separate operations are responsible for storing, hauling and distributing petroleum and gas products; providing logistics and other services; and managing aviation activities. Oando Trading supplies and trades crude oil and petroleum products which includes naphtha, gasoline, fuel oil, gas oil, kerosene and bitumen. Oando Financial Trading & Hedging offers a highly centralised and financial risk management framework and is active in most financial energy markets worldwide. Oando Shipping & Chartering has access to a global pool of shipping brokers and vessel owners which means it is able to offer highly competitive rates for shipping and chartering services. Established in 1956 and formerly known as Unipetrol Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to Oando Plc in 2003. Oando Plc is a subsidiary of Ocean and Oil Development Partners Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Oando Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Votes 7-0 to Approve 2018-19 Fiscal Year Budget

first_imgThe Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, the tri-city government agency created for the purpose of operating the Hollywood Burbank Airport, has voted to approve its $82.2 million budget for fiscal year 2019, which begins on July 1.Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek is currently President of the airport authority, and two other Pasadena representatives sit on the nine-person board: City Councilmember Steve Madison and former Pasadena City College trustee Dr. Ross Selvidge.Madison was not present during the vote Monday.The new budget is about $4.5 million more than fiscal year 2017-2018’s budget, a summary posted with the board’s Monday agenda showed.The budget assumed a 5% hike in passenger activity during the next fiscal year.Over $46 million of the budget will go to operations and maintenance expenses, and about $22.4 million will go to facility improvement projects, the summary showed.The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority was created in 1977 under a joint powers agreement among the cities of Pasadena, Burbank and Glendale in order to operate the airport. Its mission is to provide state-of-the-art regional airport facilities and related services which are efficient, safe, convenient, and user-friendly. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Community News Business News Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things Every Guy Wants To Hear From The Woman He LovesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Government Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Votes 7-0 to Approve 2018-19 Fiscal Year Budget Published on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 4:35 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News More Cool Stuff 2 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

Concerns raised over conditions at Limerick Prison

first_imgFacebook Twitter Advertisement Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal NewsConcerns raised over conditions at Limerick PrisonBy Alan Jacques – January 23, 2014 672 Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity ANTI-War activist Margaretta D’Arcy claims that the facilities at Limerick Prison are so bad that it almost amount to the sort of “sensory deprivation” imposed on prisoners in places such as Guantanamo.The 79-year-old Galway woman had a three month sentence activated last weekend after refusing to sign an undertaking to stay out of unauthorised zones at Shannon Airport. Ms D’Arcy, who suffers from Parkinson’s Disease and is also being treated for cancer, claimed she was being treated well by the female prison staff members at Limerick Prison, but had some problems with some male staff.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up She was visited at the closed, medium security prison on Monday by her son Finn Arden, Niall Farrell of Galway Alliance Against War, and Edward Horgan of Shannonwatch. This followed a visit on Sunday from Sabina Higgins, wife of President Michael D Higgins. The meeting has been described as “private and personal”.A statement from Shannonwatch claimed that when she complained about the inadequacy of some of the facilities one male member of the prison staff said that ‘this is a prison after all and it is not meant to be comfortable’.”“There were virtually no recreational facilities available to the female prisoners. Margaretta was concerned not so much for herself, but for the other female prisoners of which there are up to 30 in Limerick prison. While the male prisoners are accommodated in the new  wing, the female prisoners are in the old part of the prison. In addition the prison doctor is male, and the female prisoners have no choice of opting to be seen and treated by a female doctor, and she believes that this should be a basic civil and gender-based-right.”Responding to the Limerick Post on Tuesday, the Irish Prison Service stated that it does not comment on individual prisoner cases. Should any prisoner have any issue with their condition of detention, they should raise those issues with the prison governor. WhatsAppcenter_img Shannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuilding Email Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins TAGSLimerick PrisonMargaretta D’ArcyMichael D HigginsShannon airport Previous articleUlster Bank League Weekend Previews #UBLNext articleLimerick schools accused of unfair admission policy Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Printlast_img read more

Police warn that abbreviating 2020 on legal documents could lead to fraud

first_imgiStock(EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine) — The police department of a small community in Penobscot County, Maine, on New Year’s Day provided residents with a tip to help against scammers that’s since gone viral.The East Millinocket Police Department posted on the organization’s Facebook page that people shouldn’t abbreviate the year 2020 on legal or professional documents because it could lead to fraud.“When signing and dating legal documents, do not use 20 as the year 2020. March 3rd, 2020 being written as 3/3/20 could be modified to 3/3/2017 or 3/3/2018. Protect yourself. Do not abbreviate 2020,” according to the police department’s Facebook post of a meme credited to George E. Moore Law Office, LLC.Moore posted the meme about 30 minutes before the police department re-posted it. The meme had been shared almost 50,000 times as of Friday afternoon, and the police department’s re-post had been shared more than 5,000 times.The post by police received almost 200 comments, with mixed responses.“Gonna call BS on this one unfortunately. Should we not have used ’19’ for the entirety of last year: eg 3/3/19 because someone could alter it to ‘3/3/1991’ (92, 93, 94, through 1998)? Sorry. Sounds like fear mongering here,” wrote Evan Scott Reyne.“Changing 19 to 1999 isn’t the same as changing something from 20 to 2019 or 2021. I know there are a lot of ‘experts’ commenting here but there are also a lot of scammers waiting for an opportunity like this,” wrote Michelle Jones.On Friday, the police department updated the post for clarification, writing: “Please understand that we handle scam and fraud calls on a regular basis so we try to provide our small community with tips to avoid potential problems. Of course we understand that all dates can be altered. Criminals are always looking for ways to take advantage of people. This meme provided a tip that we felt has some validity so this is why we shared it. It is not intended as legal advice or a warning, only as a cautionary tip to consider.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club warned about mask violations

first_imgSamara Heisz/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 93 million people worldwide and killed over 1.99 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news was developing Friday. All times Eastern:Jan 15, 6:58 amUS marks 10th straight day of over 200K new casesThere were 229,386 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States on Thursday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the 10th consecutive day that the country has reported more than 200,000 new cases. Thursday’s tally is less than the country’s all-time high of 302,506 newly confirmed infections on Jan. 2, Johns Hopkins data shows.An additional 3,769 new deaths from COVID-19 were registered nationwide on Thursday, down from a peak of 4,462 fatalities logged on Jan. 12, according to Johns Hopkins data.COVID-19 data may be skewed due to possible lags in reporting over the holidays followed by a potentially very large backlog.A total of 23,314,238 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 388,705 have died, according to Johns Hopkins data. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up over the summer.The numbers lingered around 40,000 to 50,000 from mid-August through early October before surging again to record levels, crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4, then reaching 200,000 on Nov. 27 before topping 300,000 on Jan. 2.Jan 14, 9:57 pmDodger Stadium to open as mass vaccination site FridayLos Angeles’ Dodger Stadium will open as one of the largest mass vaccination sites in the country on Friday, officials announced.The stadium will have the capacity to vaccinate 12,000 people a day, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said during his COVID-19 briefing Thursday.Eligibility in Los Angeles County currently is limited to health care workers and seniors in nursing facilities.The vaccination push comes as 1 in 3 people in LA County has been infected with COVID-19, Garcetti said. The county reported 17,323 new cases on Thursday.“Our numbers remain very high. We remain one of the epicenters of this disease across the country,” Garcetti said, though he added that there are signs that hospitalizations may be stabilizing.Jan 14, 8:06 pmUS deaths 25% higher than any other time during pandemicDeaths continue to surge nationwide in the weeks after the end-of-year holidays. U.S. deaths are currently 25% higher than at any other time during the pandemic, according to The COVID Tracking Project.“For scale, COVID-19 deaths reported this week exceed the CDC’s estimate of 22K flu-related deaths during the entire 2019-2020 season,” the wrote.There were 3,915 deaths reported on Thursday, well above a seven-day average that continues to rise. Cases and hospitalizations were under the seven-day average on Thursday.The one bit of good news highlighted by The COVID Tracking Project hospitalization numbers are leveling off. However, there are still 128,947 people currently hospitalized, much more than at any other time during the pandemic.The COVID Tracking Project singled out Alabama, Arizona, California and Florida as particularly concerning locations right now. Arizona currently has the worst per-capita case numbers in the world, according to the project.Jan 14, 4:29 pmNewly identified US variant may have emerged in May, study indicates A newly identified variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 may have emerged in the U.S. in May and could be one of the predominant versions circulating now, researchers at Southern Illinois University found. Just because a new variant has emerged doesn’t mean it’s inherently dangerous, experts cautioned. It’s unknown if this new U.S. variant is more transmissible and deadly, but scientists say they are monitoring and continuing to study newly emerging viral variants. On Wednesday, researchers at Ohio State reported two newly identified ones. On Thursday, researchers at Southern Illinois University said they also identified a new variant, which is likely the same as the two identified in Ohio.Now, researchers at Southern Illinois University are sharing even more details about this U.S. variant, which they are calling 20C-US. Origins of this variant can be traced to May 2020 from a sample in Texas, they said.  The 20C-US variant appears to be widespread in the Upper Midwest and comprises roughly 50% of the samples in the U.S., said Keith T. Gagnon, coauthor of the study and associate professor at Southern Illinois University.“Let’s not get overly excited — but be diligent,” Gagon said. “Here it was, underneath our noses, for months.” “It doesn’t look like it’s going to get in the way of vaccines,” Gagnon added. ABC News’ Sean Llewellyn, Eric Strauss and Sony Salzman contributed to this report.Jan 14, 3:30 pmTexas is 1st state to administer 1 million vaccinesTexas, home to about 29 million people, has become the first state to administer more than 1 million vaccine doses, Gov. Greg Abbott said.Texas has 2,040,751 confirmed cases and at least 31,277 fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University data.Texas’ Harris County, home to Houston, ranks No. 5 in the country for highest cases, behind Los Angeles County, California; Cook County, Illinois; Marciopa County, Arizona; and Miami-Dade County, Florida.ABC News’ Gina Sunseri contributed to this report.Jan 14, 2:14 pmBrazil variant prompts UK to ban arrivals from some South American, Central American countriesThe United Kingdom will ban arrivals from several South and Central American countries beginning on Friday “following evidence of a new variant from Brazil,” U.K. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said.The government will ban arrivals from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.Travel from Portugal to the U.K. will also be suspended given its strong travel links with Brazil, Shapps said.Jan 14, 2:05 pmAbout 1 in 3 has been infected in LA CountyAbout one in every three people in Los Angeles County has been infected with COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, Los Angeles County Health Department officials said Wednesday.Los Angeles County is close to becoming the county to reach 1 million cases. As of Thursday morning, 958,497 people in the county had been infected.Jan 14, 12:46 pmArizona leading US in cases per capitaThe U.S. is averaging over 242,000 new cases per day, according to ABC News’ analysis of COVID Tracking Project data.Arizona is leading the country in cases per capita.In Virginia, Georgia and Florida, daily case numbers dwarf their respective summer peaks.In New York, the average number of daily cases is 65% higher than during the spring surge.Jan 14, 12:24 pmTurkey’s president gets 1st dose of China’s COVID-19 vaccineTurkish President Recep Tayyip on Thursday received a first dose of CoronaVac, a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac, according to state-owned Anadolu news agency.Turkey approved CoronaVac for emergency use on Wednesday. Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca was the first person in the country to receive a dose of the vaccine.Jan 14, 11:28 amPope Francis, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI receive 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccinePope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni.“I can confirm that as part of the Vatican City State vaccination program to date, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has been administered to Pope Francis and the Pope Emeritus,” Bruni said in a statement Thursday.Francis, who turned 84 last month and had part of a lung removed when he was younger, reportedly received the shot Wednesday while Benedict, 93, reportedly got it Thursday.Vatican City, an independent enclave surrounded by Rome that serves as the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, launched the immunization campaign on Wednesday, administering doses of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech.The tiny city-state has a population of only around 800 people but employs more than 4,000. It’s unclear how many doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine have been procured so far.Vatican City citizens, along with employees and pensioners, will have the opportunity to receive the vaccine as well as family members who are entitled to use of the city-state’s health care system. Priority is being given to health care workers, public safety personnel, the elderly and individuals who are most frequently in contact with the public, according to Bruni.The vaccination campaign is voluntary and people under the age of 18 are being excluded for the time being, Bruni said.Since the start of the pandemic, Vatican City has reported at least 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Jan 14, 10:13 amUS reports over 229,000 new casesThere were 229,610 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States on Wednesday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the ninth straight day that the country has reported more than 200,000 new cases. Wednesday’s tally is less than the country’s all-time high of 302,506 newly confirmed infections on Jan. 2, Johns Hopkins data shows.An additional 3,959 new deaths from COVID-19 registered nationwide on Wednesday, down from a peak of 4,327 fatalities logged the previous day, according to Johns Hopkins data.COVID-19 data may be skewed due to possible lags in reporting over the holidays followed by a potentially very large backlog.A total of 23,079,163 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 384,794 have died, according to Johns Hopkins data. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up over the summer.The numbers lingered around 40,000 to 50,000 from mid-August through early October before surging again to record levels, crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4, then reaching 200,000 on Nov. 27 before topping 300,000 on Jan. 2.Jan 14, 10:00 amAnother member of Congress tests positiveRep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., said Thursday morning that he’s tested positive for COVID-19, one day after attending the impeachment vote on the House floor.Espaillat said he’s quarantining at home.He tweeted, “I received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine last week and understand the affects take time. I have continued to be tested regularly, wear my mask and follow the recommended guidelines.”Eight lawmakers have tested positive since the Jan. 6 siege.Jan 14, 8:46 am965,000 workers filed jobless claims last weekA total of 965,000 workers filed jobless claims last week, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday, an increase of 181,000 from the prior week.The Labor Department also said that more than 18 million people were still receiving some form of unemployment benefits through all government programs for the week ending Dec. 26. For the comparable week in 2019, that figure was just above two million.The weekly unemployment tally has fallen since peaking at 6.9 million in March but still remains elevated by historical standards.The pre-pandemic record for weekly unemployment filings was 695,000 in 1982.That record has been broken every week since late March.As of last month, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 6.7%. It was 3.5% last February.Jan 14, 8:32 amWHO experts arrive in WuhanAn international team of scientists researching the origins of COVID-19 arrived on Thursday in Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus was first discovered, the World Health Organization said.“The experts will begin their work immediately during the 2 weeks quarantine protocol for international travelers,” the WHO tweeted.Jan 14, 8:19 amUS could see up to 477,000 deaths by Feb. 6This week’s national  released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that 16,200 to 29,600 more Americans will likely die in the week ending Feb. 2.The national ensemble estimates a total of 440,000 to 477,000 COVID-19 deaths will be reported by that date.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. 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Deals spell new era for unionism

first_imgDeals spell new era for unionismOn 11 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. The surge in voluntary union recognition deals could herald a new age of trade unionism, an employment relations expert has claimed.Dr Gregor Gall, senior lecturer in industrial relations at Stirling University, told Personnel Today the recent union recognition laws could be a catalyst for a period of large-scale unionisation.He said, “The unions will not be as powerful as they were in 1979 – but I think a corner has certainly been turned for them.” His research revealed that in 1998 there were 104 new union agreements, and 267 in 1999. In the first six months of this year, there were 78 recognition deals.Gall has analysed many of the union recognition agreements and claims many are not of the modern “partnership” type favoured by the TUC and the Government. He said, “Partnership is not as widespread as the TUC and the employers are suggesting it is. “But that does not mean the partnership approach will not be adopted – some employers are saying they want to achieve partnership without unionisation.”Mike Judge, personnel and industrial relations director at Peugeot, said, “As a result of the legislation, I can see more of these deals happening. But unions will have to prove to employers that entering into partnership agreements is worthwhile.”• Members of the TGWU are threatening strike action at Peugeot after they voted last week against a pay deal struck by the union with employers.• Report on Trade Union Recognition 01786 467315. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Alarm bells over working conditions

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Working conditions in Europe are getting worse, not better, with morework-related health problems coming to light, research has found. The first results of the third European Survey on Working Conditions,carried out by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living andWorking Conditions, has shown problems related to health, the pace of work andworking are continuing to rise. Many in Europe are working in difficult circumstances, with one in threecomplaining of backache related to their job. One of the most striking findings was the intensification of work, which hadrisen sharply over the past 10 years, with people working shorter hours butmuch faster, the survey also found. www.eurofound.ie Related posts:No related photos. Alarm bells over working conditionsOn 1 Feb 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Ontario to be National Leader and Require Cleaner and Greener Gasoline

first_imgThis change is expected to result in an annual reduction of up to one megatonne of greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 – the equivalent of taking 300,000 cars off the road every year Ontario to be national leader and require cleaner and greener gasoline. (Credit: Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay) The Ontario government is making gasoline that drivers use every day cleaner by becoming the first province to require fuel suppliers to increase the amount of renewable content in regular-grade gasoline to 15 per cent. This change is expected to result in an annual reduction of up to one megatonne of greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 – the equivalent of taking 300,000 cars off the road every year.“We know about one third of all greenhouse gas emissions in the province comes from transportation which is why increasing the amount of renewable content in gasoline is such an important step towards fighting climate change and driving down emissions,” said Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. “This change will also help attract investment in ethanol production, create jobs in rural communities and assist the biofuel and agriculture sectors in their long-term economic recovery from COVID-19.”Most of the ethanol produced in Ontario is made from locally-grown corn. By increasing demand for biofuels like ethanol, this regulation will benefit local farmers, attract further investment in the industry and support Ontario’s competitive advantage as a clean fuel province.To help ensure that industry has a chance to adjust to the new requirements, the province is gradually phasing in the renewable content from the existing 10 per cent requirement to 11 per cent in 2025, 13 per cent in 2028 and 15 per cent in 2030.“Ontario gasoline is on track to be among the cleanest in the country. Ethanol is clean, renewable, and already blended in most gasoline,” said Andrea Kent, Board Director and Past President, Renewable Industries Canada. “Boosting ethanol content in gasoline is a practical and immediate climate solution to cut greenhouse gases from transportation, improve air quality, and strengthen local economies without adding costs for drivers. It also means that Ontario drivers will be helping the environment with every fill-up.”These changes were set out in our Made-In-Ontario Environment Plan and contribute to the province’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2030. The regulation will provide Ontarians with cleaner fuels and will reduce their carbon footprint from transportation. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

U of E Athletics Department Announced Latest Hall of Fame Class

first_imgEVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Evansville Athletics Department has announced its latest Hall of Fame class.  Included in it are: Nikola Kalabic, Shyla McKibbon-Puelston, Ellen Miles, Jack Mitchell and Andrea Sonnenschein.  In addition, the 1985 Final Four Men’s Soccer Team was the second-ever team inducted into the Team Wing of the Hall of Fame.  Women’s soccer great Kayla Lambert was also voted in, but will be attending the induction ceremony with the 2016-17 class.In 1985, the Purple Aces men’s soccer team went an unbelievable 21-1-2 on its way to the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.  They went without a loss for the first 23 matches, with the only loss coming to eventual champion UCLA.  Facing powerhouses Indiana and Penn State in the first two rounds of the tournament, the Aces earned 3-0 and 1-0 shutouts as the defense allowed just 12 goals in the regular season and 15 overall.While the defense did its job, the offense notched 93 goals, including a program record of 15 in a shutout of Louisville.  Upperclassmen on the squad included: Dan Balassi, Ken Beul, Dan Cannon, Doug Diedrich, Joe Kofron, Tim Lane, Chris Machold, Dan McHugh, Mike Mikes, Jack Mitchell, Andrew Norton, Rob Schoenstein, Jim Short and Brian Wannemuelher.  Evansville was ranked No. 1 in the nation and was the lone unbeaten team in the nation at the time of the loss to UCLA.  All-time great Fred Schmalz was the head coach.One of the top male swimmers in program history, Nikola Kalabic represented Yugoslavia in the Olympic Games in 1996 and 2000.  A 4-time All-Missouri Valley Conference Swimmer, Kalabic was the league’s Swimmer of the Year in 2001.  The school records that he set included: 100 free, 200 free and 100 back.Kayla Lambert left UE as the top scorer in program and Missouri Valley Conference history.  Her 132 points put her on top of both lists and today, she remains second on the conference list.  She hold the UE career records in points (132), goals (51) and assists with 30.  The 2008 MVC Player of the Year was the program’s first Academic All-American as she was named to the third team in 2008.  She was also the first Freshman All-American in UE women’s soccer history, earning a spot on the 3rd Team in 2005.A 4-time All-Region player, Lambert was a 3-time First Team All-MVC player and was named to the second team as a junior in 2007.  Lambert was the 2005 Freshman of the Year and was also named the 2008 MVC Tournament MVP and earned a space on the 2007 All-Tournament Team.Shyla McKibbon-Puelston ranks among the top female basketball players in school history.  With 1,626 points and 833 rebounds she continues to rank second in the UE record books.  A 1st Team All-MVC player in 1999 and 2000, McKibbon-Puelston led the Aces to their first-ever NCAA Tournament in ’99.  She was also the MVC Tournament MVP.She was Evansville’s only selection on the MVC All-Centennial Team, which was chosen in 2007 and was for the period from 1995-2006.Ellen Miles was named to the MVC All-Centennial Team.  Her illustrious career saw her named to the All-MVC Team on three occasions while also being named to the Scholar-Athlete Team three times.  She was named a 2nd Team Academic All-American, the only person to do so in program history.  Miles holds the UE 3-meter record with 417.05 points.A member of the 1985 Final Four Team, Jack Mitchell was the scoring leader on that squad with 11 goals and 11 assists.  He helped the Aces to the NCAA Tournament in each of his four seasons and the team was ranked at the top of the country in both 1985 and 86.  An All-Mideast Region player in 1986, he was also named to the All-MCC squad in 1987, the first year that soccer was a sport in the league.  He finished his career with 79 points in a tally that included 24 goals and 31 assists.  Mitchell was a Silver Medalist in the 1987 US Olympic Festival.Andrea Sonnenschein had a stellar career for the UE cross country team as she held the top three times in the 5K and 6K races at the time of her graduation.  An MVC Scholar-Athlete Team member in 2007, she was named the team’s most valuable runner in each of her four seasons with the team.  Her time of 17:30 was the program record in the 5K and it held until Kelby Jenkins broke it in 2013.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more