Monacos former director tips Mbappé to surpass Ronaldo

first_imgFormer Monaco director is convinced of Kylian Mbappé’s potential as a player, he thinks the youngster will play for Real Madrid and surpass Ronaldo.Kylian Mbappé has been the most exciting novelty in the last three years, a player who began his career at Monaco and has only continued to grow exponentially with PSG and France.The last year specifically, has been a fantastic breakthrough season which has already placed him on the same level that Neymar is, and he has even started getting compared to the likes of Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.Mbappé himself has already confessed that he is one of the Portuguese player’s biggest fans and he has never denied his dream of someday playing for Real Madrid.Since he played for Monaco, director Luis Campos has believed that Kylian will someday play for Los Blancos and he even dared to say that he will surpass Cristiano Ronaldo’s achievements in the future.We can say what ever we want about this amazing young talent, but talking about him getting past the Portuguese player seems a little ahead of time still.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…“Kylian represents champagne football, which we like to see and as a high level footballer I see him wearing the Real Madrid jersey because it is a club made to his measure, where the great players want to go,” said Campos on Telefoot via Goal.“In the future, I imagine myself attending a match at the Santiago Bernabeu and enjoying the show that Mbappe can offer.”“Nowadays, he is more decisive than Neymar and considering his age, he’ll be much better than Cristiano Ronaldo. I see him winning more Ballons d’Or,” he added.Luis Campos sur @KMbappe : “Il va devenir une référence mondiale sur plusieurs années”.— Téléfoot (@telefoot_TF1) December 23, 2018last_img read more

Access road gated to Mitchell Peak north trailhead

first_imgCOUGAR — A gate across state Department of Natural Resources road No. 10 in the Siouxon Forest Block south of Swift Reservoir has closed access to the northern trailhead to Mitchell Peak.Toni Droscher of the DNR in Olympia said road No. 10, the only access to the trailhead, cuts across private land and the new owner has placed a gate on the road just east of the intersectionwith S-1000 Road.“DNR does not have a recreation easement for access across this road,” Droscher said. “Land managers are working on a solution.”The only access to Mitchell Peak trail now is from North Siouxon Creek trailhead in the southern end of the Siouxon Block.The distance from the trailhead to the top of Mitchell Peak is about 13 miles.last_img read more

UPDATE Boldts wife resigns after apparent conflict of interest

first_imgDawn Boldt, the wife of Clark County Commissioner Marc Boldt, resigned Thursday from Lifeline Connections, a day after Boldt and Commissioner Steve Stuart agreed to make an emergency loan to the private nonprofit.Prior to his wife’s resignation, Boldt said Thursday morning that his wife’s employment with Lifeline did not influence his vote and that he would recuse himself from a Feb. 21 vote on whether to loan Lifeline more than the initial $190,000 the organization said it needed to make payroll.On Thursday afternoon, Boldt said his wife had resigned from Lifeline and he acknowledged the appearance of a conflict of interest.On Wednesday, Chris Horne, a deputy prosecuting attorney, told Boldt and Stuart they had authority to waive a public notice requirement and approve the loan. Lifeline, which rents space at the Clark County Center for Community Health, is the county’s only inpatient substance abuse treatment center.The county contracts with Lifeline to provide services for drug court clients. John Cox, the county’s director of drug and alcohol services, told commissioners on Wednesday that if they didn’t help Lifeline, and it was forced to close, then the addicts would likely turn up in hospital emergency rooms or in the Clark County Jail.The commissioners determined the loan was an emergency measure to help an organization that provides an essential public service.But a majority of the Board of Commissioners would need to approve the loan, and the third member, Tom Mielke, has been absent from meetings this week. He’s been in Spokane, caring for his ill mother, said Clark County Administrator Bill Barron.last_img read more

Anchorage Set To Host 2014 National Nordic Skiing National Championships

first_imgPhoto by Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team.The 2014 U.S. National Championships and SuperTour Finals for cross-country skiing are set to start in just over a week in Anchorage.Download AudioOriginally, the races were slated to take place on the trails in Kincaid Park. But since snow has been hard to come by in Anchorage this winter, Race Director James Southam says Thursday officials decided to move the races to alternate locations.“All the distance races are gonna be at the hillside ski trails; racing around the Spencer Loop and the Besh Loop,” Southam said. “And then the sprint race is gonna be held at the APU ski trails over by the Alaska Pacific University campus.”Southam expects up to 150 skiers from around North America to participate. He says it’s a unique opportunity for Alaskans to see some of the best skiers in the nation competing in person.“It’s gonna be the first time, and really the only time all season, that our World Cup athletes like Kikkan Randall, Holly Brooks, and Sadie Bjornsen will be competing in the U.S., much less Alaska,” Southam said.Races start on Saturday, March 22 and run through Friday, March 28.last_img read more

Nakrekal MLA Chirumarthi Lingaiah inspects Gundrampally

first_imgChityal (Nalgonda): Nakrekal MLA Chirumarthi Lingaiah stated that the State government has been giving top priority to education sector and was taking all measures to provide quality education to students of government schools on par with private schools.On Tuesday, he visited the government school in Gundrampally village of Chityal mandal in the district and inspected classrooms, restrooms besides the menu of mid-day meals. Later, he had a lunch with the students on school premises to ascertain the quality of food provided to the students. After interacting with school students, he directed the teachers and staff to render valuable and committed services to children in order to help them reach greater heights in their lives. The MLA later explained the students about the life of late professor Jayashankar and his services to the State. He listed out the government schemes and activities to strengthen the government schools in the State in all aspects. Local public representatives accompanied the MLA during his visit.last_img read more

Commercial vehicle sales February 2017 Ashok Leyland volume growth at 5

first_imgAuto rickshaws move past parked trucks along a national highway on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, December 2, 2015.Reuters fileChennai-based commercial vehicle (CV) maker Ashok Leyland posted 5 percent growth in volume sales in February 2017. The company sold 14,067 vehicles in comparison to 13,406 units in February 2017. The Ashok Leyland stock was trading almost flat at Rs 90 at around 12.10 pm on the BSE on Wednesday.Read: Domestic car sales February 2017: Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai volumes up For the period April-February in the current fiscal, the company’s sales stood at 126,384 units, a growth of 2 percent over 123,755 vehicles sold in the corresponding period last financial year.Other CV makers Eicher Motors and Tata Motors are yet to announce their data.Eicher Motors was trading at Rs 24,000 while Tata Motors shares were down 1.13 percent at Rs 451.last_img read more

Marjorie Green Creator of Baltimores King Memorial Breakfast Dies at 88

first_imgMarjorie “Marge” Green was an asset to her community.Marjorie “Marge” Green, who created Baltimore’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast died on Sept. 2 at the age of 88. Her funeral was held on Sept. 15 at Concorde Baptist Church in West Baltimore. The cause of death was not released.Green was born on Sept. 22, 1926 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the third of four children, to William and Rowena Johnson.  She received her formal education in the Pittsburgh public school system. Shortly after graduating from Allegheny Senior High School, she took a job with the federal government in Baltimore, Maryland where she worked until her retirement in 1985.In her lifetime she had many organizational affiliations including the Top Ladies of Distinction, the National Congress of Black Women and the National Council of Negro Women. She was also a diamond life member of the NAACP and served for 6 years as an elected member of the NAACP National Board of Directors.In 1965 Marge co-founded the King’s Landing Women’s Service Club (KLW) to broaden community support for the then segregated YMCA’s Camp Mohawk which would later be renamed as King’s Landing Camp in Huntingtown, Maryland.In 1976 KLW, under Green’s direction, organized and sponsored the 1st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast. The event was co-sponsored with the YMCA of Central Maryland.Linda Hursey, acting president, vowed to preserve KLW and Green’s legacy going forward. The 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast will be held on Dr. King’s holiday, Jan. 18, 2016 at Martin’s West in Baltimore. Rev. P.M. Smith will receive the “Man of the Year” award. The Legacy Award Recipients are:  Marcus D. Smith,  Musician; Janet Arce, Fundacion Arce;  Larinda Fields, It Takes A Village; Peggy Murphy, Women In Transition; Catherine Orange, Arena Players Youtheatre; and Barbara A. Knox, Educator, Community Activist.last_img read more

Construction material theft racket Kingpin held

first_imgKolkata: The kingpin of the construction material theft racket was arrested from Helabattala Jhil Bagan near Hatiyara in New Town.The arrested person, Raja Jaiswal, headed the group that had stolen materials from an under-construction site of Metro Railways near Financial Hub in Rajarhat on Friday morning.Besides stealing construction materials from the upcoming New Town Metro station, the racket led by him had allegedly committed the same crime from the site of Sector V Metro station. Raja is being remanded to police custody for six days after he was produced before the court on Thursday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeActing on a tip off, the police went to Hatiyara and arrested the youth. It may be recalled that earlier they had detained three persons and arrested one.Investigation revealed that the youth used to do recce of the places before raiding the under-construction sites. He used to take notes on the total number of security personnel posted mainly at night at the construction sites. He used to target the sites where lesser number of security personnel was posted. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAfter doing recce of the sites and surrounding areas, he used to sit with some members of his gang to chalk out a detailed plan of action. They used to carry out the entire operation as per their plan.They used to complete the entire operation within a very short span of time and it had become possible for them to escape without getting caught as they were well aware of all the escape routes from the construction sites.The police had first traced out the place, where they used to take the truck, laden with the stolen materials. They raided a place near Manicktala and had recovered a major part of the stolen materials.A police officer said Raja allegedly committed the crime to make easy money.”We had received similar complaints from some other construction sites as well. It made us believe that a gang was operating in the area and it is the same gang which had been committing the crime at all the mentioned sites,” the officer said adding that they started the probe accordingly and came to know about Raja. Investigation further revealed that he is the mastermind behind the entire operation.Cops are in search of others, who were involved in the crime, along with Raja. They would question Raja to get whereabouts of his associates.last_img read more

BHIM App launched at KVICs flagship store

first_imgTaking serious notes of the continuous demand of the customers, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena, recently launched the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app at its flagship store in Connaught Place, for simpler payments without cash.Describing this App – named for Dr B R Ambedkar – a game-changer to raise the sales of Khadi India outlets, the KVIC Chairman said that the introduction of this App at Khadi India outlet will play a big role in the government’s push for digital transactions. “All UPI-connected banks accept BHIM – this includes all major Indian banks. Even banks not connected to UPI can receive money through BHIM via IFSC, an 11-digit code assigned to every bank branch by the Reserve Bank of India,” he said. Appreciating store’s performance so far, Saxena added, “I am proud to say that our CP outlet has crossed 1 crore sale mark thrice in October and once in November. I am sure that with the introduction of BHIM App, we will add many more feathers in our cap in the month of December as well.”last_img read more

Funfilled family vacations at Paradisus Varadero SuggestedSharing

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Suggested Sharing, Sunwing, Video Friday, March 9, 2018 TORONTO — Sunwing has released a new video to help you book your clients’ next family vacation.Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInNestled on a stunning white-sand beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and a short walk from the famed Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, Paradisus Varadero is truly paradise.With its villas, private pools, suites that overlook idyllic land and waterscapes, and luxurious amenities, this sprawling resort offers both privacy and opportunities for fun and relaxation and is perfect for families and couples wanting to escape the daily grind. Offering water sports like kayaking and windsurfing, snorkelling, catamaran cruises, beach volleyball, giant chess, and more, the resort is an action-packed playground for guests of all ages.While parents relax at the ultra-luxurious Agua Marina Yhi Spa, younger guests can play at their own Amigos Club. And once the sun sets, the place comes alive with Latin sounds that will get any party started, and a variety of mouth-watering dining options to tantalize clients taste buds.For more, go to Sharecenter_img Posted by Fun-filled family vacations at Paradisus Varadero #SuggestedSharing Travelweek Group last_img read more

Venezuela a paradise in search of tourists

first_imgAngel Falls is the tallest waterfall in the world, the pristine coral reefs of the Los Roques archipelago attract divers, and others are keen to explore the “tepuis” – towering mountains in the southeast.The successes of neighboring countries provide some hope: according to UNWTO statistics, Colombia welcomed 2.1 million visitors last year, 4.5 million people flocked to the Dominican Republic and its famous resorts and Brazil had 5.6 million visitors. In 2011, Cuba opened its doors to 2.6 million tourists.Several months ago, the ministry launched a high-profile campaign to draw tourists. New air routes were opened, airports were renovated and the government renewed languishing contacts with industry players.Izarra also announced that two tropical islands previously closed to the public – La Tortuga and La Orchila islands – would soon be opened.For Marilucy Beltran, president of the Venezuelan Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies, Venezuela has not capitalized on offering vacation packages and is in desperate need of better public-private collaboration in the tourism sector.“Here, everything is separate: the flight, the hotel, excursions,” she said.Gael Lejay of Tucaya, a French travel agency in Caracas established in 1996, says that “all involved parties should sit down at the table to coordinate their efforts.”According to Beltran, another important issue to fix is the country’s control of currency exchange, which has caused the value of the U.S. dollar to skyrocket on the black market.“The official exchange rate makes it very expensive for foreigners to travel to Venezuela, because the rates for hotel and services are calculated based on the parallel rate,” she explained.But according to Vogeler, the first order of business for the government is to address fears over crime.“Perception is more important than reality” when it comes to tourism, he said.In Margarita, one of the country’s main vacation destinations, several tourists die every year in armed robberies.Venezuela has the highest murder rate in South America with nearly 55 for every 100,000 people. The government acknowledged more than 16,000 murders in 2012 among a population of 29 million. Facebook Comments At 980 meters, Venezuela’s Angel Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, located in Canaima National Park in Bolívar State. Courtesy of Luis Carillo and Wikimedia Commons No related posts.center_img CARACAS, Venezuela – Boasting the highest waterfall in the world, nearly deserted Caribbean islands and dense jungles with ocean views, Venezuela has everything a tourist could want – except the tourists are not coming.In a country where explorer Christopher Columbus once believed he had found heaven on earth, officials are struggling to draw travelers, with only 700,000 visitors each year, in part due to Venezuela’s somewhat tarnished image.After neglecting the tourism sector for years, in favor of the lucrative oil industry – Venezuela has the world’s largest proven reserves – the government in Caracas is now working hard to attract visitors.However, the country suffers from outdated infrastructure – hotels, highways and domestic flights are all lacking – and wary foreigners who choose different destinations after seeing Venezuela’s high crime rates.“The main enemy of the development of tourism in Venezuela was oil,” Carlos Vogeler, regional Americas director for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), told AFP. “When a country has such a major revenue generator, it has a tendency to ignore others.”Venezuela’s new tourism minister, Andres Izarra, says he intends to put his country on the map as a vacation hotspot.“Our goal is to reach one million foreign tourists” in 2014, he said.While infrastructure may be lacking, attractions surely are not.From the biodiversity of the Orinoco Delta to the richness of the Amazon jungle, from Andean peaks to the hundreds of kilometers of idyllic beaches, Venezuela seemingly has it all.last_img read more

Lawmakers Feds should have deported SFC man before killing

first_img Top Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers criticized federal officials Tuesday for failing to deport an immigrant with multiple felony convictions and an outstanding drug warrant who allegedly went on to murder a woman in San Francisco.“He had a criminal warrant but was released into the general society to commit a murder. Does that make any sense to you?” Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., who chairs the Senate’s homeland security committee, demanded to know at a hearing. “Because I’ll tell you it doesn’t make any sense to the American public.” Philip Miller, an official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, blamed San Francisco, saying officials there did not honor a federal request, known as a “detainer,” to keep Francisco Sanchez in custody.Sanchez, who is from Mexico and is in the United States illegally, allegedly shot and killed 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle last week as she was sightseeing with her father along a popular local pier.“In that particular case our detainer was not honored,” Miller said. “San Francisco sheriff’s department did not honor our detainer.”San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has defended his office’s decision, saying ICE should have issued an arrest warrant earlier. Miller declined after the hearing to comment on that assertion.Steinle’s death has offered ammunition to GOP critics of Obama administration policies, including presidential candidate Donald Trump, who’s cited it to justify his claims that many immigrants are criminals.At the same time it plays into a larger, politically charged immigration debate between federal authorities and local jurisdictions.Hundreds of local jurisdictions have refused to participate in a disputed federal program, Secure Communities, that allows local authorities to turn over information on immigrants they pick up to the federal government. San Francisco takes it farther than many, even boasting of itself as a “sanctuary city” that protects immigrants. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments   Share   Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of President Barack Obama announced last fall he was ending the Secure Communities program and replacing it with a new approach meant to address concerns about immigrants being targeted.But that has sparked more criticism from Republicans who embraced Secure Communities as an effective law enforcement tool and oppose Obama’s attempts to change immigration law through executive actions without Congress’ consent.House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., announced Tuesday he would bring Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson before his committee next week to answer questions on the matter.“Just recently, we were reminded that the Obama administration’s reckless actions, such as permitting sanctuary city policies, lead to tragic and deadly consequences,” Goodlatte said.__Associated Press writers Amy Taxin in Los Angeles and Janie Har in San Francisco contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

We should no longer ignore the economic benefits of a solution

first_imgThe main failure of the Cypriot politics is that so many people on both sides of the dividing line in Cyprus either don’t support a solution, or they would like a solution but on ‘their own terms’. The Cyprus Problem has sadly been a convenient political game by Cypriot politicians, both Greek and Turkish. The status quo supports the political establishment and provides easy patriotic arguments to win the moral high ground and thus attract voters and win elections.Politics by definition implies compromise, but in Cyprus, no politician is prepared to spell out the compromises needed and the challenges that should be addressed in order to bring about a solution acceptable to both sides.Hence let’s focus on the economics of the no solution compared to the benefits of a solution.  As Aristotle said “man is both an economic as well as a political animal”. I am sure that Aristotle would not have minded if we take this proposition a step further and argue that man is more of an economic than a political animal. How does this relate to the Cyprus problem?The biggest challenge facing Cyprus and the prospects for investment, growth and wealth creation is uncertainty. Every time a peace initiative fails, the level of uncertainty increases, even though many pretend it does not exist. The no solution scenario increases uncertainty and negatively affects the Cypriot economy and its citizens’ wellbeing. The actions of successive governments of the Republic have expounded the uncertainty and contributed to the deteriorating economic situation.Let’s take for example the CY£300 million purchase of the S300 air defence missile system that ended up in Crete after the objections from Turkey; and the creation of the Stock Exchange without due care for investor’s rights and education that caused millions of pounds being lost by uninformed investors. This latter ill-considered act destroyed many families and the savings of thousands of people who deserve better. In addition, think about the mismanagement of the economy and its banking system by the Christofias administration. If successive governments had an appropriate risk identification and assessment register, this should and could have been prevented. The fact that the Cypriot economy has proved so resilient over the years and kept going, despite the self-inflicted catastrophes and the 1974 invasion, which destroyed most economic activity, is a reflection of the entrepreneurial and innovative skills of the Cypriots.CY£300 million was spent on the S300 air defence missile system that ended up in CreteWith the prominence on the political agenda of the ‘perceived’ need of a solution from 1974 onwards, the Cypriot electorate has been very forgiving of the economic mismanagement, which has always taken second place, contrary to what would be expected in a different context. Whenever there are elections, the main debate continues to centre on solving the Cyprus Problem within the UN and nowadays EU frameworks, even though these institutions have been blamed time and time again for previous failures. Still the focus remains the same. The forthcoming elections will again be contested around the Cyprus Problem and the winner will likely be the candidate with the most uncompromising and unrealistic assessment. If Aristotle were alive now, no doubt he would feel very depressed that his statement has been confined to the bins of Cyprus politics.Let’s now consider the potential consequences of a solution from an economic point of view. The pillars of the Cypriot economy are considered to be tourism, maritime transportation and professional services. Of the three, the first and third are very susceptible to uncertainty and as veteran politician Nicos Rolandis once said “…are like birds on a tree: one loud bang and they are off”.  A no solution inevitably means that an accident or incident by anybody that wishes to pressurise the Cyprus government could easily lead to such a loud bang. If one accepts the premise that Turkey’s ultimate goal is to control the whole of Cyprus and its resources, any challenge to Turkey’s geopolitical interests would increase the likelihood of a loud bang. If that happens, once again the economy will suffer significantly and this will affect health care, education and the ability of the government to support its citizens.Cyprus has been the net gainer of the so called Arab spring, since the traditional tourism markets of Egypt, North Africa and even Turkey have been seriously affected by recent events. This situation, however, will not continue and a time will come when stability will return and these markets will once again open for business.  In that scenario, Cyprus will no longer be able to offer a competitive alternative.  Mass tourism is very price sensitive and has no alliance to a specific country other than the sun.  With the resolution of the Cyprus Problem and more friendly relations with Turkey, Cyprus could also be an attractive place to visit for the millions of tourists visiting Turkey annually.Turkey is a massive market (among the top 20 economies in the world) and Cypriots with their entrepreneurial skills would be able to acquire new business and generate more wealth. Currently, Cypriot households pay 30 per cent more for electricity and 20 per cent more for foodstuff compared to their Turkish counterparts. With a solution, and friendly relations with Turkey, Cyprus could obtain cheap electricity from Turkey. The annual electricity expenditure in Cyprus is approximately €2bn. A 20 per cent reduction would automatically mean €400 million of annual savings. If one adds the possibility of obtaining water from Turkey, then savings to Cypriot households and business would be even more significant, given how expensive is to produce water from desalination plants. With a solution, Cypriot universities could easily find a readymade mass market for higher education just a few miles from the northern coast of Cyprus which ultimately will provide the United Cyprus with a very high skilled workforce, part of the success story of Singapore.Finally, the oil and gas explorations, given the scale of the investment needed, are even more susceptible to uncertainty than all the other sectors. Without a solution, Turkey will continue to oppose drilling exploration and extraction. This increased uncertainty will make oil companies think long and hard about their investment. By nature, private companies hate uncertainty and thus the idea that extraction can go ahead with Turkey causing problems is not realistic or, if it does happen, it may prove much more expensive than anticipated. At best, drilling exploration will be carried out but extraction may not begin until a solution is found. In the absence of a solution, Turkey has no interest to ‘behave’ and will continue to disrupt.In conclusion, a solution could bring significant economic prosperity and wealth to all the citizens of Cyprus. Makarios’ dream of converting Cyprus into a Mediterranean paradise could indeed come true. The no solution advocated by so many is detrimental to all Cypriots from the economic point of view. The all or nothing attitude is catastrophic and self-damaging. The view of ‘them and us’ is not sustainable in our integrated, globalised world. The economic consequences of no solution could be massive and catastrophic, while the economic benefits of a solution could be truly remarkable.In no way, it is argued here that one needs to sell its soul to the ‘devil’. Once the long-term economic benefits of a solution are understood, the needed political compromise appears tolerable. If one sees the bigger picture and the economic reality post-solution, then with good negotiating skills, vision and leadership a win-win situation does no longer appear beyond reach.The ill-informed who advocate the status quo and projects misery for the other side should think twice and seriously ask, as John Donne does in his famous poem, for whom does the bell toll? The loss to the Turkish Cypriots is also a loss to the Greek Cypriots. The death-bell rings for us all. Professor Antonis Antoniou is a writer, educator and researcher.  He is a former head of department of Economics & Finance at both Brunel and Durham universities and dean of Durham Business School, Durham University. He has published many academic papers and more recently has worked as an economic/financial consultantYou May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. 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New electricity tariffs should benefit most consumers

first_imgState-run power company EAC on Wednesday announced that its new tariffs, which it says are expected to benefit most categories of electricity consumers, will be coming into effect as of September 1.The utility has restructured its tariffs, cutting the number of different rates charged from 30 to 11.The new tariffs are: three for domestic customers (including one for vulnerable social groups); one for small commercial customers; one for small industrial customers; one for small commercial/industrial customers (STOD low voltage); one for large commercial/industrial customers (STOD medium voltage); one for very large commercial/industrial customers (STOD high voltage); one for street lighting; one for water pumping; and one for storage heaters.STOD stands for ‘Seasonal Time Οf Day’, a tariff where the price of electricity charged depends on the season and the time of day that electricity is consumed.Adjustments to consumers’ electricity bills, arising from fluctuations in the price of fuel during each billing period, will continue to apply.Based on the new tariff methodology, EAC said, most customer categories will benefit from an average reduction of about four per cent.There are certain categories, however, such as storage heaters, water pumping, street lighting and large industrial customers, for which the new cost-orientation methodology would have led to increases.In November 2016, EAC held a public consultation on the issue, with customers submitting comments and suggestions.In response, and in order to give time to all consumers affected by the above increases to adapt to the new state of affairs, EAC will be covering the cost of the resulting increases, until the operation of the new electricity market or for the next four years, whichever comes first.The new tariffs have been posted on EAC’s website (coming soon in English).Monthly bills featuring the new tariffs will be issued from October 1, and bi-monthly bills from November 1. The EAC will be holding a press conference on August 29 to explain the new tariffs in more detail.According to the energy regulator’s tariff methodology, EAC is obliged to review the structure of its tariffs every five years. Regarding the charge element of the tariffs, this will be reviewed every year on the basis of the EAC’s revenues, subject to the energy regulator’s approval. You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Investors warn of government union collusion to ditch power market liberalisation

first_imgBy Stelios OrphanidesA business group representing investors in power generation and supply warned the government not to give in to union demands to ditch plans for the liberalisation of the energy market by mid-2019.The Cyprus Free and Competitive Energy Market Business Association (CFCEMBA) said the outcome of behind the scenes talks between the government and the unions at the state-owned Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) is threatening private investment in the energy market.The warning came as the government tries to avert labour action announced by workers at the power producer which has a de facto monopoly. Four unions at EAC – Epopai, Sidikek-Peo, Sepaik and Syvaik – plan a two-hour work stoppage on Thursday, November 9, and a 24-hour strike on November 16.According to a report in Politis, the unions demand that instead of the operation of an independent Transmission System Operator (TSO), the bureau of an independent Market Officer is established which will allow the TSO to operate as part of EAC. EAC chairman Andreas Marangos, a government-appointee, proposed to the unions to delay independent operation of the TSO for a two-year period, delaying the liberalisation of the energy market for a further two years.“The political leadership is trying to square the circle in an attempt to hush the unions with their unreasonable demands,” the business group said in an emailed statement adding that it has not been asked to participate in the negotations that affect its members. “As always, stakeholders are never invited”.“The TSO is the par excellence technical body of the state which ensures the smooth operation of the power grid,” the CFCEMBA said.Giving in to the unions’ demands would be like giving a private bank full ownership over the Central Bank of Cyprus, which supervises lenders which contradicts “all reason and corporate governance” rules.“If the state wants to see the new competitive power market become reality and operate smoothly, it will have to offer confidence and a stable environment to all market participants,” the group said. “Which self-respecting entrepreneur would invest in a market whose supreme regulator is in the hands of his competitor’s unions?”You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Energy minister quashes rumours of gas find in block 10

first_imgExploratory drilling for gas by ExxonMobil in offshore block 10 is ongoing, and announcements will be made once the operations have been concluded, the government said on Thursday.The energy ministry was addressing a number of media reports over the past few days claiming the US oil giant has struck it big at the Glafcos-1 drill site.In a brief statement, the ministry reiterated that drilling is still going on and that therefore the results are not known.An official announcement would be made once the operations were over, it added.Local media outlets were reporting that ExxonMobil had found a sizeable, though not massive, reserve at their second drilling target in block 10.The reserve was said to hold at least 2.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas – the minimum amount required to make it commercially viable.The reports claimed to be citing “industry sources.”ExxonMobil has a firm policy of not disclosing any information on ongoing operations.It’s understood that there is still some way to go until the complete reservoir column is completed – this could happen over the next few weeks.Once that is done, ExxonMobil will spend time assessing the results before it makes any announcements. This could take a few weeks.The company’s announcements will concern both Glafcos-1 and Delphine, the site drilled first.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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