Press release: Generating Stations: TEES Combined Cycle Power Plant given development consent

first_imgThe application for the TEES CCPP generating station has been given development consent by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.Development consent has been given to construct a development consisting of a gas fired combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station with a maximum generating capacity of up to 1,700 MWe (Tbc). The project will utilise existing Gas and National Grid connections on the site of the former Teesside Power Station; Greystone Road, Grangetown, Middlesbrough, TS6 8JF.The application was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for consideration by Sembcorp Utilities (UK) Limited on the 22 November 2017 and accepted for examination on 18 December 2017. Following an examination during which the public, statutory consultees and interested parties were given the opportunity to give evidence to the Examining Authority, a recommendation was made to the Secretary of State on 10 January 2019.The Planning Inspectorate is committed to giving local communities the opportunity of being involved in the examination of projects that may affect them. Local people, the local authority and other interested parties were able to participate in the six month long examination. The Examining Authority listened and gave full consideration to local views before making their recommendation.The Planning Inspectorate’s Chief Executive, Sarah Richards said:“The Planning Inspectorate has again demonstrated its ability to examine nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs) within timescales laid down in the Planning Act 2008.”“This provides developers and investors with the confidence to build and improve the infrastructure this country needs to secure future economic growth.”The decision announced today supports the recommendation made by the Planning Inspectorate. It is the third major project to be approved this year following the development consent orders granted for Tilbury 2, a new port facility to be built at the Port of Tilbury, and Millbrook Power, a gas fired power station proposed in Bedfordshire.The decision, the recommendation made by the Examining Authority to the Secretary of State and the evidence considered by the Examining Authority in reaching its recommendation is publicly available on the National Infrastructure Planning website.ENDSJournalists wanting further information should contact the PlanningInspectorate Press Office, on: 0303 444 5004 or 0303 444 5005 or email:[email protected] to editors:The Planning Inspectorate, National Infrastructure Programme of Projects details the proposals which are anticipated to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate as applications in the coming months. It can be viewed at https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/last_img read more

Man Charged With Hicksville Woman’s Shooting Death

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Tarrytown man has been indicted on charges that he allegedly shot his girlfriend, a 23-year-old Hicksville woman, to death last summer.Eric Gaulin pleaded not guilty Tuesday at Westchester County court to manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.Prosecutors alleged that the 25-year-old suspect fatally shot Megan Bookstaver, a Mercy College student, in the face while showing her his rifles at his home on Sept. 2. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Gaulin’s attorney told CBS that the shooting was “a tragic accident.”His bail was set at $50,000 bond. He’s due back in court April 23.He faces up top 15 years in prison if convicted of manslaughter.last_img read more

Flag carrier Garuda Indonesia cuts employee salaries by up to 50%

first_img“Meanwhile, the Idul Fitri THR [holiday bonus] will be paid for in accordance with prevailing government regulations.”The salary cuts will depend on the employee’s position in the company. Boards of directors and commissioners will get the highest cut of 50 percent. Positions such as vice president, captain, first officer and flight service manager will get a 30 percent cut. Flight attendants, experts and managers will see 20 percent of their salaries cut while staff members such as analysts and officers will get a 10 percent cut.“This decision was based on thorough consideration given the company’s current condition, which we believe we can survive — this period is not good for the entire aviation industry,” Irfan said. Garuda Indonesia has cut 30 percent of its flights. Irfan previously said the company did not have any plans to lay off its employee, focusing instead on cost-efficiency measures. The Indonesia National Air Carrier Association (INACA) reported that national airlines are forced to cut their flight frequency by up to 50 percent or more due to a sharp drop in demand for air travel. Several airlines also suspended operations completely to reduce financial losses. Topics : National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia is cutting its employee salaries by 10 to 50 percent from this month to June as the company struggles to stay afloat amid pressures from a broad-based slump in traveling activities.Garuda president director Irfan Setiaputra said the company resorted to salary cuts to maintain business sustainability as the coronavirus pandemic has hit travel-related businesses hard.“We can assure that the salary cut is a postponement. The company will pay back the accumulated difference when it is able to, depending on our financial performance in the future,” Irfan wrote in a statement.last_img read more

Australia trounce Czechs 4-0

first_imgPRAGUE, June 1: Australia cruised to a 4-0 win against the Czech Republic on Friday, giving the Socceroos a much-needed confidence boost ahead of this month’s World Cup with their first victory abroad in nearly two years. Australia, headed to their fourth straight World Cup, grabbed the lead against the run of play in the 32nd minute when Robbie Kruse knocked a pass from the far post to an unmarked Mathew Leckie who tapped the ball in. The victory over a Czech side that failed to qualify for the tournament in Russia was the first for the Socceroos outside Australia since a 1-0 win over the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi in September 2016. IANSlast_img read more

Caf Champions League: Esperance ordered to return medals and face Wydad Casablanca again

first_img Source: BBC Esperance have been ordered to return the African Champions League trophy and to replay the second leg of the final.The Tunisian side led 1-0 in Saturday’s second leg but Moroccan opponents Wydad Casablanca left the pitch after an equaliser they scored was disallowed.Wydad wanted the video assistant referee to check if the goal should stand but the system was not working.The Confederation of African Football (Caf) said the second leg will be replayed at a neutral venue.The 1-1 draw from the first leg in Morocco stands.The replay will be after the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, which ends on 19 July.A Caf statement said “conditions of game and safety were not met” in the second leg and made clear Esperance players must return their winners’ medals as well as the trophy.Play in the second leg was halted after Wydad thought they had equalised on 59 minutes through Walid El Karti’s header. It was disallowed for an infringement.The VAR system was visible on the side of the pitch but the players had not been told it was not in use because of a malfunction.The referee eventually awarded the victory to three-time champions Esperance after a 95-minute delay.Wydad’s president said the club was “the victim of a scandal” and Caf subsequently called an Executive Committee meeting where the decision to replay the game was made.last_img read more

Film ‘S druge strane medalje’ in SARTR and on TV SA

first_imgIn the premises of Sarajevo War Theatre, there was a press conference on the occasion of the film premiere ‘S druge strane medalje’ (The other side of the medal) by Esma Velagić in production of TV SA.The film talks about BiH para-Olympic volleyball team who won European and World Championships.‘The Golden Boys’- as they call them have broken the prejudice of being a disabled person by winning many medals, including several Olympic medals.Nonetheless, this film is not just a story of their sports achievements, but also about their life achievements too.Executive director of TVSA Mirza Sulejmanović, Velagić, manager of the Para-Olympic Volleyball team of BIH Mirza Hrustemović and manager of SARTR Nihad Kreševljaković said that the Para-Olympic Volleyball team of BiH have conquered themselves first, surpassed all obstacles, and the author of the film found the inspiration in that struggle to overcome own limitations.The film will premiere on 14 March at 9 p.m. in SARTR and on TV SA.last_img read more