Power Plant Restoration Continues After Hurricane Matthew

first_img Facebook EEI President Tom Kuhn said while the initial priority will be safety and power restoration, workers are also assessing overall damage to the energy infrastructure where they can. Previous articleMoundsville Power Plant Development Faces DelayNext articleCalpine to Acquire Noble Americas Energy Solutions chloecox “The mutual assistance network is truly a hallmark of our industry,” said Kuhn. Nearly 30,000 workers are working to restore electricity to approximately 1.2 million customers of Edison Electric Institute member companies, the organization reported this weekend. As of Monday, Duke has 550,000 customers without power, down from a peak of 680,000 on Sunday. Linkedin Twitter TAGSConEd All told, over 3.2 million customers of EEI member companies were impacted. 10.10.2016 Power Plant Restoration Continues After Hurricane Matthew Optimizing Plant Performance: The April POWERGEN+ series activates today “While Hurricane Matthew has gone out to sea, conditions remain hazardous in many locations,” he said. “In some communities, flooding and downed trees have made roads impassable, creating challenges in the effort to assess damages.”center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Editors of Power Engineering However, full power restoration may take some time. Duke Energy officials said that their utility alone has nearly 12,000 workers in the field in North Carolina, with half of them brought in from other companies, though full restoration might take a week. Ex-New York power market CEO named interim ERCOT CEO O&M In addition to having workers deployed 24 hours a day, the industry’s mutual assistance networks have been activated, and company requests for restoration workers have been fulfilled. Facebook By chloecox – Twitter Vistra: Texas freeze caused $1.6B negative cash flow impact Linkedin No posts to displaylast_img read more

Target and Neiman Marcus hacks: The latest

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Many questions remained unanswered Monday after Target said its holiday shopping hack was worse than first believed, and another major retailer said it too had been breached.By Gregory Wallace  @gregorywallaceNeiman Marcus said over the weekend that cards of some customers had been used fraudulently, but provided little additional information.It follows a breach at Target that could become the largest in U.S. retail history. The company acknowledged Friday that up to 110 million customers were affected.“Clearly we are accountable and we are responsible—but we are going to come out at the end of this a better company and we are going to make significant changes,” Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel said in an interview with CNBC.In addition to the 40 million customers of the chain’s U.S. stores whose credit and debit card data was stolen during the busy holiday shopping season, hackers lifted personal information — including names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers — for 70 million customers.There may be some overlap between the two groups, but Target couldn’t say how many were counted twice.Among those 70 million people may be customers who haven’t shopped at Target recently, but whose information was stored in company databases. It was unclear if online shoppers were impacted by the personal information breach, and spokeswoman Molly Snyder said only the information was collected and stored “during the normal course of business.”Related: Tips to protect your moneyNeiman Marcus said Saturday it, too, was “the victim of a criminal cyber-security intrusion” involving customers’ credit cards.The luxury retailer said in an online post that it was notifying “customers whose cards we know were used fraudulently after purchasing at our stores.” Neiman Marcus spokeswoman Ginger Reeder said she could not say how many customers were affected or notified. continue reading »last_img read more

16 smashing dribbles against Atlanta; Neymar with Messi’s record

first_imgLisbon: Neymar’s game against Atlanta ensured that PSG reached the Champions League semi – finals. Although Neymar missed the golden opportunity to shake the goal net in the fifth minute of the first half, Neymar had a touch on both last-minute goals.Neymar also holds the record for most goals in a Champions League semi – final since 1995. Neymar now shares the record for most dribbles in a match with Messi.Neymar scored 16 dribbles against Atlanta. In a previous Champions League match, 16 dribbles came from the feet of Messi and Javier Sanetti alone. Messi scored 16 dribbles against Manchester United in 2008.With just minutes to go, it seemed like a night that Neymar and PSG would not like. In the 27th minute, Mario Pasalich scored the third goal of the series. Despite his superiority, Neymar was unable to shake the goal net. Neymar missed two chances in the first 45 minutes.In the 90th minute, Neymar found the back of the net to find the back of the net. Shortly after injury time, Neymar sealed the lead with Mbabane in the Atlanta box.last_img read more

OBJ a ‘model guy’ during Browns’ virtual offseason program

first_imgLast Updated: 4th June, 2020 06:33 IST OBJ A ‘model Guy’ During Browns’ Virtual Offseason Program Odell Beckham Jr. practiced his own version of social distancing during his first offseason with the Browns. This year, the flashy receiver’s been as close as possible. FOLLOW US Written By Associated Press Television News LIVE TV COMMENTcenter_img First Published: 4th June, 2020 06:33 IST Odell Beckham Jr. practiced his own version of social distancing during his first offseason with the Browns. This year, the flashy receiver’s been as close as possible.Beckham, who skipped almost all of Cleveland’s program last spring after being acquired in a trade from the New York Giants, has been a “model guy” during the team’s virtual program necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.According to new Browns offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt, Beckham has been an active and willing participant in Zoom team meetings.“He’s all in,” Van Pelt said Wednesday on a conference call. “He’s bought in. He’s been there and it’s awesome.”Beckham did little to change his diva-like image last year in Cleveland. He chose to mostly stay off on his own — he attended just one of nine practices — and worked out alone while his new teammates took part in mini-camps and tried to build cohesion under former coach Freddie Kitchens.Beckham’s absence became a distraction and set the tone for a disappointing season as the Browns went 6-10 and extended a playoff drought dating to 2002 — the NFL’s longest current dry spell.Beckham didn’t mesh with quarterback Baker Mayfield, and although he played in all 16 games and finished with 74 catches for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns, the speedy 27-year-old never provided the game-breaking plays the Browns had hoped to get.This year, though, Beckham, who underwent surgery in January to repair a core muscle injury that affected him all last season, seems eager to put last season behind him.Van Pelt had not previously worked with Beckham, but he’s been excited about their first months together.“It’s been great. I’ve known of Odell, obviously,” Van Pelt said. “Ben McAdoo (coached) Odell in New York and everything that Ben talked to me about with him I’ve seen. He’s a worker. He loves football. He’s smart as hell. He’s just been a model guy this offseason.“I can’t wait to get him in the building, get him on the field. He’s been outstanding.” WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

Thailand known for active sex trade, especially of kids

first_imgBangkok is a pedophile paradise with a lucrative child-sex industry. “Certainly it’s an attractive place for a pedophile who has the money to travel, so it follows the person who murdered JonBenet Ramsey would be attracted to Thailand both as a place to fulfill sexual desires and as a place to hide,” said noted criminal-justice professor James Alan Fox of Northeastern University in Boston. “If you know who you’re looking for, that might be a place to look,” said Fox. The sex industry in Thailand generates an estimated $1.5 billion a year, according to the British Columbia Federation of Labor. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesChild sex exploitation thrives in the poverty-stricken areas of Thailand and the Far East where young females are sold to traffickers and where law enforcement is lax or corrupt, said Ann-Janette Alejano-Steele, a professor at Metropolitan State College of Denver and coordinator for the Colorado office of the international Polaris Project, which fights human trafficking. “Female children can be expendable. You find families will sell their daughters just to survive economically, and traffickers will use children for their own means,” said Alejano-Steele. Sex trafficking in the Far East largely results from a lack of education and abject poverty, said Alejano-Steele. “If a trafficker offers false promises, they will believe it. An opportunity to come to Bangkok and wash dishes could actually be a cover for the sex trade,” Alejano-Steele said. The U.S. government has been trying to get a handle on American consumption in the overseas child-sex trade. About 20 Americans alleged to have engaged in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places have been prosecuted, according to the U.S. State Department. The Thai government passed an anti-trafficking law in 1997 and in 2005 reported 352 arrests and 74 convictions from cases filed in 2003 and 2004, according to a State Department Web site. Sentences handed down averaged three years. Eighteen police officers were fired in 2003 for complicity in trafficking, the State Department said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Courageous thoughtprovoking Shatrughan Sinha heaps praises on PM Modis IDay speech

first_imgNew Delhi: Known for being a critique of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ruling BJP government, actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha Sunday praised the PM for his “courageous, well-researched and thought-provoking” Independence Day speech.The former BJP lawmaker from Patna Sahib had switched to the Congress earlier this year ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, after years of dissent with the BJP.Adding that he is famous for calling “spade a spade,” Sinha applauded the prime minister for his Independence Day address on Twitter. “Many before have spoken but didn’t go further with any solid actions or proper road map. Bravo! Kudos! You, certainly deserve to be applauded & appreciated as you have hit the nail right on the head, by speaking out on vital issues with a plan for a forward-looking India,” Sinha tweeted. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”You definitely touched an emotional chord with the big move, of #CDS to be appointed (one leader on top of Army, Navy & Air Force). This powerful command can make a difference. You being a friend & guide of the nation, have chosen the right day, time & platform but we are waiting for the escalated, wider, detailed planning & appropriate road map,” the tweet read.Sinha also requested the prime minister to take up a project similar to ‘Sagar Mala’ and connect the rivers in the country. “I humbly suggest – act now, before it is too late, as the nation stands firmly with you,” he added. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayIn his speech from the ramparts of Red Fort, PM Modi had drawn attention to what he said were three key challenges before the country: “Population explosion”, plastic pollution and the need for not seeing “wealth creators with suspicion”. He also spoke about the removal of special status to Jammu and Kashmir.Before Sinha, former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram had lauded the PM for raising the issue of population explosion in his speech. He, however, had a message for Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. “Of the three exhortations, I hope the FM and her legion of tax officials and investigators heard the PM’s second exhortation loud and clear,” he had tweeted.(With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more