POET-DSM Joins Advanced Ethanol Council

first_imgHome Energy POET-DSM Joins Advanced Ethanol Council Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Mar 11, 2014 SHARE Facebook Twitter POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels is the newest member to join theAdvanced Ethanol Council (AEC).“As cellulosic ethanol becomes a growing force in fulfilling biofuel requirements in the U.S., it’s important for POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels to work with other industry leaders to help shape policies that ensure consumer understanding of – and access to – its environmental, economic and energy-security benefits,” said Steve Hartig, General Manager – Licensing for POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels.The joint venture between ethanol production company POET and Royal DSM, a Netherlands-based bio science company, is nearing completion of a 25 million gallon per year cellulosic ethanol biorefinery called Project LIBERTY, located in Emmetsburg, Iowa. The technology developed for the facility is available for licensing to develop other low-carbon, cellulosic ethanol production plants.“As a key player in the industry that has the proven know-how to scale up its advanced technology to commercial scale, POET-DSM is a strong, strategic addition to the Council’s ranks as cellulosic ethanol moves from the development stage to full-scale commercial production in 2014,” said Brooke Coleman, Executive Director of the AEC. SHARE POET-DSM Joins Advanced Ethanol Council Previous articleTime to Submit National Anthem Videos for Third FMC ContestNext articleFarmers Becoming Bloggers Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Cost of housing in Qld forcing pensioners into poverty: QCOSS

first_imgPensioner with a walking stick in Saffron Walden, Essex, Britain, Apr 04, 2006. PicGraham/Barclay /Bloomberg/News – aged man frail disabled retirees generic situationTHE soaring cost of housing in Queensland in forcing age pensioners into poverty, according to a new report.The Queensland Council of Social Service’s latest Cost of Living Report reveals older couples who rely on the age pension and rent in the private market are at the greatest risk of living in poverty — foregoing basic goods and services just to survive.The report, based on the real-life experiences of age pensioners, found some of the state’s senior citizens have as little as $8 left over every week and are forced to “eat very small meals”, make their own dog food and consider dining out a “total luxury”.Age pensioner couples renting privately in Brisbane earn, on average, nearly $32 a week less than what is needed to afford a basic standard of living.And most are likely to be experiencing housing stress, which means they spend more than a third of their income on housing costs. QCOSS CEO Mark Henley, seen here with Queensland opposition leader Tim Nicholls. Pic: Jono Searle.COTA chief executive Mark Tucker-Evans said with the number of Queenslanders aged 65 to 84 expected to more than double by 2050, it was highly likely the number of people on the age pension would also increase, placing additional pressure on the state’s social services.“While cost of living pressures have eased somewhat it is important to remember that these figures are based on a very austere standard of living, with little room to cope with any unexpected costs or crises, leaving Queensland’s age pensioners living on the edge,” he said. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE “Despite some positive changes, such as the slowdown in the increasing cost of essential items such as public transport, electricity, water and sewerage and rents when compared to the last five years, the situation still remains bleak.“It is clear that state and federal governments play a critical role in supporting age pensioners to meet a basic standard of living.”The 2016 Census reveals the number of renters spending more than 30 per cent of their income on rent has risen to 11.5 per cent — up from 10.4 per cent in 2011. Age pensioners who rent in the private market are at the greatest risk of living in poverty, according to QCOSS.The QCOSS report found assistance provided through the Commonwealth Rent Assistance scheme has failed to keep up with private rental prices.Almost half of QCOSS’s renter households’ budgets are taken up with rental costsQCOSS and the Council of the Ageing are calling on all levels of government to address access to affordable housing and to reform concessions.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour ago Interest only? Analyst says ‘I don’t think so’ Big changes for heritage-listed unit block Mortgage stress continues to rise The measures they’re calling for include reviewing the maximum rate and indexation of Commonwealth Rent Assistance to ensure payments accurately reflect the cost of rent over time. “If you don’t own your home and are on the age pension you will be at risk of living below the poverty line,” QCOSS chief executive Mark Henley said. last_img read more

Vidic loses red card appeal

first_img Vidic’s claim for wrongful dismissal was rejected by an independent regulatory commission on Tuesday. He was sent off in United’s 3-1 defeat on Sunday for a foul on Eden Hazard. An FA statement read: “The player’s three-match suspension commences with immediate effect.” The 32-year-old Red Devils captain will now miss the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg against Sunderland on Wednesday and Barclays Premier League games at home to Cardiff and away to Stoke. His absence is a blow to David Moyes’ struggling side, whose season suffered another setback in their comprehensive defeat by Chelsea, which left them 14 points off league leaders Arsenal and six off the Champions League places. The Serbian will be missed by a defence which has looked particularly vulnerable in recent matches, having conceded nine goals in five games. Meanwhile, Vidic has revealed he gave his first League Cup winners’ medal to former team-mate Giuseppe Rossi. Two months after his arrival from Spartak Moscow, Vidic was introduced as an 83rd-minute substitute as United hammered Wigan at the Millennium Stadium in 2006. However, given Vidic’s only other appearance in the competition that season was on his debut in the semi-final against Blackburn, and that was only for four minutes, the Serbia star felt there were others more deserving of the medal. And given Rossi had started three matches earlier in the competition, and not even made the bench in Cardiff, Vidic opted to hand the medal over. “I only played for a few minutes in the final and got the medal and, afterwards, even though it was a nice feeling and I felt part of the team, I gave my medal to Giuseppe Rossi because I felt it would be better to give it to someone who had played more minutes than me in the competition,” Vidic told www.manutd.com. “He deserved it.” Press Associationcenter_img Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has been banned for three matches after losing his appeal against his red card against Chelsea, the Football Association has announced.last_img read more

BH Handball Players made a Draw in Kaunas

first_imgThe handball national team of B&H landed at the Sarajevo International Airport. The players selected by the coach Dragan Marković played a draw with Lithuania with a result of 27:27, within the qualifications for the World Handball Championships in 2017.The plane from Kanaus landed yesterday around 4 p.m., and the players did not hide disappointment with wasted opportunities.Namely, although the BH team ended the first half time with a result of 14:12, the final result on the score board was 27:27, which is a result that might cost B&H the qualification for the World Championships which is to be held in France.The colors of B&H were defended in this match by: Benjamin Burić, Blažević, Ovčina, Perić, Begić, Tarabochia, Senjamin Burić, Panić, Savić, Terzić, Karačić, Prce, Vranješ, Malinović, Milas and Zulfić.(Source: klix.ba/ photo avaz)last_img read more

Former U.S. Ambassador, Suzan “Suzi” LeVine, to Keynote Thurston Chamber’s 114th…

first_imgFacebook21Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County ChamberOn Wednesday, May 8, join the Thurston County Chamber for the 114th Annual Meeting and the beginning of the Chamber’s 145th year.U.S. Ambassador Suzan LeVine will deliver the keynote address for the 114th Annual Meeting. Photo courtesy: Thurston County ChamberThe program will include a report out and a glimpse at an exciting program of work for 2019/2020.Former U.S. Ambassador Suzan “Suzi” LeVine will deliver the keynote address. One year ago Gov. Jay Inslee appointed LeVine as commissioner of the Employment Security Department. LeVine served as U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein from 2014 – 2017 at the request of President Barack Obama. She has extensive experience in workforce development, apprenticeships and the future of work. As ambassador, she was instrumental in collaborating with more than 30 companies to expand the Swiss style apprenticeship model into the United States. LeVine served as a member of Inslee’s Career Connect Washington Task Force and as a delegation co-chair of Inslee’s study mission to Switzerland in 2017.Reservations are required for this event. Register at thurstonchamber.com.Thank you to our presenting sponsors, The Port of Olympia and Heritage Bank.WHO: Thurston County ChamberWHAT: The Thurston Chamber’s 114th Annual MeetingWHEN: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.WHERE: Hotel RL OlympiaFOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact Krystal Barkus at [email protected] or by calling (360) 970-9458last_img read more

Two River Champions: Red Bank Catholic, Rumson-Fair Haven and Shore Regional

first_imgThe champion Red Bank Catholic Caseys football team celebrate a win of the NSIAA Football Finals Sunday night, the first team to do so since 1976. But they weren’t the only champions. The defending Rumson Fair Haven champion Bulldogs football team won their division yet again Saturday night and the Blue Devils Champion Shore Regional football team walked off the field with a win after falling just short the previous two years in the finals. Stories and photos in Sports.last_img

INDEFATIGABLE CRIMSON GIANT TO MAKE 67TH CAREER START IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA HANDICAP; 6-YEAR-OLD CALIFORNIA-BRED GELDING SEEKS SECOND CAREER WIN IN ‘GRANDDADDY OF THEM ALL’

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 1, 2015)–Depending upon who you ask, Crimson Giant is: a.) A racing rarity. b.) A throwback to a bygone era. c.) A continuously overmatched iron horse. Or, d.) Just a healthy, happy horse that likes to play and play often.However he’s defined, he’s running–and he’s running for the 67th time in his career, in Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino–that’s right, the Santa Anita Handicap, America’s longest continually run “hundred grander!!”A 6-year-old California-bred gelding by Formal Gold, Crimson Giant comes off the best race of his life, a desperate nose defeat at 33-1 in a one mile third condition allowance race at Santa Anita on Feb. 20, a race in which he earned a career-high 88 Beyer Speed figure.A winner of just one career race, the Big ‘Cap will mark his sixth start of the year and his seventh of the Winter Meet, dating back to a fourth place starter allowance finish on opening day, Dec. 26.“He’s never been better,” said owner/breeder Bryan Carney. “He went eyeball to eyeball for about a quarter mile with a very good horse of Pete Miller’s (odds-on favorite Appealing Tale) that day (Feb. 20) and put him away. That’s a good sign to me that a horse is really doing well.”Okay, Crimson Giant, despite the fact he’s winless in his last 57 starts, dating back to Nov. 13, 2011, is doing well, but is he doing Big ‘Cap well?“This horse has been ready for the Big ‘Cap for three years now,” said trainer Charlie Stutts, 73, the son of a trainer who was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and has trained horses mostly in Florida, Chicago and California for 55 years. “He never has a bad day. He’s very professional, nothing bothers him.“The mile and a quarter is a question, but it’s a question with all horses. I thought he ran a great mile the other day, under pressure and his gallops coming out of that race have been solid. He gallops at a high clip every day. He picks it up the last three eighths or half mile and he’s plenty fit, believe me.”One thing’s for sure, Messrs. Stutts and Carney haven’t taken any public opinion polls prior to entering their “Big Horse” in his previous 66 races and it’s safe to assume they won’t be seeking any advice prior to Big ‘Cap entry time on Wednesday morning.“I would rather race my horses than work ’em in the mornings,” said Carney. “You’re much less likely to get hurt racing than training, because in the morning, you’re running over a track that’s uneven, because of all the horses that are out there. In the afternoon, the surface is harrowed and it’s level.”(For the record, Crimson Giant’s six Santa Anita Winter Meet starts were made on Dec. 26, fourth at 26-1, Jan. 9, seventh at 41-1, Jan. 19, ninth 39-1, Feb. 1, second at 70-1, Feb. 8, third at 6-1, and Feb. 20, second at 33-1).With a field of perhaps 10 or 11 horses expected for Saturday’s Big ‘Cap, America’s top rated older horse, the once-beaten Shared Belief, is expected to be a heavy odds-on favorite. As for Crimson Giant, with apprentice jockey Brandon Boulanger aloft, he could be 50-1 or higher, but Carney is undeterred.“The jump that he’s taking from a third condition allowance to the Big ‘Cap is easier than the one he took from a starter allowance (a third place run on Feb. 8) to his last race,” Carney said. “I should say, it’s easier except for one horse, Shared Belief, who in my opinion is the best horse in the country.”And, if Crimson Giant pulls off one of the biggest upsets since Upset himself beat Man ‘O War, would it change the way modern-day horsemen manage their racing schedules?“Hopefully, they’ll follow our lead,” said Stutts with a wry smile. –30–last_img read more