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Mr Kipling adds honeycomb slices to Roald Dahl range

first_imgA packaging redesign is also being rolled out across Mr Kipling’s core range with characters such as The BFG and Matilda appearing on packs of French Fancies and Bramley Apple Pies.It also features an on-pack promotion that gives shoppers the chance to win thousands of prizes, including UK trips and experiences inspired by the Roald Dahl stories as well as books and games.“Our partnership with the Roald Dahl Story Company in 2019 was incredibly successful, with the limited-edition range inspired by Roald Dahl stories driving £3.6m retail sales value and attracting incremental family shoppers to the brand at a time of year when sales of ambient cake tend to slow,” said Matthew Bird, brand director for sweet treats at Premier Foods.“This year’s design again provides standout on shelf and we expect the unique flavour twists on our traditional SKUs to be a hit with consumers.”The campaign will be supported by in-store activity including digital, aisle end and bespoke branded display units to help generate interest among customers. Premier Foods has extended its limited-edition Roald Dahl-themed Mr Kipling range with new honeycomb slices.Miss Honey’s Delightful Honeycomb Flavour Slices join three other variants on shelf – The BFG’s Strawbunkles & Cream Fancies, George’s Marvellous Lemon & Raspberry Whirls and The Enormous Croc’s Chocolate Mud Pies.The range is available until the end of August with an rsp of £1 per pack for the slices and whirls, and £1.50 per pack for the fancies and pies.last_img read more

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Brooklyn Comes Alive Shares Amazing Recap Video From Supergroup Filled Event

first_imgJust one month ago, the New York City borough of Brooklyn truly came to life with over 50 musicians performing in unique super groups at three different venues – Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall At MP and Music Hall Of Williamsburg – for one great marathon day of music. The event was Brooklyn Comes Alive, bringing out musicians from Dead & Company, The String Cheese Incident, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Disco Biscuits and more for an incredible day of music.Inspired by the super jams of New Orleans, the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive saw musicians come together across the board for over 15 hours of live music. The whole neighborhood of Williamsburg (in Brooklyn) erupted in celebration, as fans traveling between venues turned the city into a downright party. At the center of it all was the music, as groups like the All Brothers Band, [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits, Rhythmatronix, Earth Wind & Power and more delivered great performances.In celebration of Brooklyn Comes Alive, Human Being Media has put together an official recap video that highlights the music, the atmosphere, and the fun! Check it out, streaming below.last_img read more

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Senators discuss constitutional changes to be made post-election

first_imgThe Judicial Council president and the student union parliamentarian presented potential changes to the Student Union Constitution as a result of complications during the recent election cycle to student senate Wednesday evening.Due to mutiple unheard appeals, sanction discrepancy and confusion about constitutionally acceptable actions during the petitioning, campaigning and voting processes, senior Judicial Council president Matt Ross and junior parliamentarian Colin Brankin said they have discussed many constitutional changes.“Right now, I already have 11 amendments that I have written,” Brankin said. “It’s not just one, big thing. This is going to be a multi-faced process.”Ross said he wants to release the election results publicly after every election, including student body and class council elections. This previous election cycle, the results for the primary election were not released.“I just think that there really isn’t a really good reason as to why we don’t release it,” Ross said. “I think for transparency’s sake and accountability’s sake, moving forward … it would be good if percentages, the pie chart and voter turnout get released for every election.”St. Edward’s Hall senator, senior Chris Scott, said because of the several sanctions on the candidates during the elections, some of his constituents expressed concern that their votes did not count in the run-off election.“Someone was telling me that it seems unfair that their votes were taken away,” he said. “This person thought it seemed that their votes didn’t even matter.”The sanctions, however, do not take away a person’s vote but are a sanction on the percentage of the vote that the candidate receives, Ross said.“The first time that we decided to take away a percentage of the votes, that 10 percent, we spent a significant amount of time thinking of other options and trying to figure out if … this was most appropriate for the violation,” Ross said.He also said the sanction of forfeiting a percentage of a candidate’s vote is fairly common practice among collegiate student body president elections.Ross said he also desires to change the appeal process because of the issues caused when senate was unable to meet quorum during the emergency meetings, leaving two appeals unheard.“We are trying to make [appeals] a bit closer to the actual United States courts’ judicial system,” he said. “In that court, you can’t really just appeal because you feel like it or because you don’t like the decision.”The change would only allow a person to appeal a decision if he or she found a procedural defect in the way the process was handled or if the constitution was misinterpreted, Ross said.Ross said he also hopes to give more information to the person the allegation was filed against prior to the initial hearing, allowing them more time to prepare and ideally eliminating the necessity of filing an appeal.Junior vice president-elect Corey Gayheart said that — had he and junior president-elect Gates McGavick been given more information on the allegation before their hearing — his ticket probably would not have had to appeal.“The origins of most of our appeals were that we didn’t have all of the information going into the Judicial Council hearing to be able to defend ourselves fully with all of the evidence and witnesses that existed,” Gayheart said. “If we had the information beforehand … there’s really no need to appeal, because you’re doing all you can to defend yourselves to Judicial Council.”Fisher Hall senator junior James Deitsch suggested removing senate from the appeal process altogether in order to streamline the process and eliminate the possibility of not meeting quorum, thus being unable to hear the appeal.“I like that idea and I like keeping it all in house,” Brankin said. “Involving [senate] can be somewhat problematic at times. The reason why we do it, though, is mainly because you guys are the representative voice of the entire student body.”Although the emergency senate meetings were last-minute and time consuming, Club Coordination Council president senior King Fok said he believes involving the senate is important in order to achieve a separation of power in student government.Judicial Council also hopes to write an amendment regarding what to do when there is no majority in a runoff election, how to withdraw an appeal and that, during election season, any rule can be changed with a three-quarters vote by senate.In the remaining two senate meetings of the Blais-Shewit administration, Ross and the Judicial Council will propose the constitutional amendments to the senate members for the senators to vote on, allowing the changes to take effect during the next student body election cycle.Senate also approved the nomination of junior Bethany Boggess to be the new Student Union Board (SUB) executive director.Current SUB executive director, senior Jackson Herrfeldt, presented his nomination for Boggess to the senate. Boggess has been on SUB for two years as a member of the concerts committee.“She’s probably one of the hardest working members of SUB,” Herrfeldt said. “I completely trust her. Her dedication to student government and SUB in general is extreme.”Senate also approved the nomination of sophomore and current Judicial Council chair Shady Girgis to succeed Matt Ross as Judicial Council president.“There’s no one more qualified for this position than Shady,” Ross wrote in his nomination letter. “He is responsible, dependable and more than willing to sacrifice time for the betterment of the Student Union.”Both the nominations for Boggess and Girgis were passed with no oppositions.Tags: 2018 student government election, Judicial Council, ND student senate, Senate, Student government, Student government 2018 election, Student Union Board, Student Union Constitution, SUBlast_img read more

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Drying Out.

first_imgJulian Williams is facing an old enemy that just won’t go away: drought. “We’re in bad need of some rain now,” Williams said as he cut a customer’s pasture for hay.University of Georgia weather experts say pastures will signal the familiar agricultural drought’s return. Williams already sees some hay fields needing water, as well as other crops.That wasn’t the case two weeks ago.The state had more rain than it usually gets, about 2 inches more during June, when Tropical Storm Allison made a rainy and much-welcome visit. Temperatures, too, averaged about 1.5 degrees cooler.The storm clouds gave way to dust clouds, though, and much warmer weather in July. The July Georgia sun boiled out the moisture that remained after the storm.Green Plants MisleadingThe plants look green, giving the impression they have plenty of water.”Just because things look green doesn’t mean the drought is gone,” said Pam Knox, assistant state climatologist with the University of Georgia.Agricultural drought, Knox said, is a short-term water deficit caused by limited rainfall, high temperatures and low humidities. The combination depletes the soil moisture, stressing plants, particularly those with shallow root systems.Technically, the early-summer rains broke the agricultural, or short-term, drought in June. But it was more of a hair-line fracture than a clean break.Crops wilt, cotton leaves sag and peanut leaves fold in a desperate effort to save the little water the plants have. After a little leave of absence, the short-term drought threatens to return.Need an Inch per Week”You have to have an inch a week or you start to go back into a short-term drought,” Knox said.Many areas haven’t had anywhere close to an inch of rain since the first of July. The whole state needs about 3 inches of rain spaced out over the next two to three weeks. If it doesn’t come, the official agricultural drought will be back.Some areas could get scattered thunderstorms, and while they help those lucky enough to get them, the UGA weather experts say the scattered thunderstorms won’t stave off a drought.Julian Williams knows. He farmed for 35 years, worrying about the weather. Now, he cuts hay for other people who would like the rain to stay away even longer.Most Hoping for Rain”Folks that have hay to cut want it to be dry a day or two, you know,” says Williams. But most farmers search the skies hoping for rain.Knox said the state will need months of rain, even years, to break the long-term, hydrologic drought.”Most people think of droughts as hot, severe, short-term events that cause plants to wilt and grass to brown,” Knox said. “That’s agricultural drought.”Georgia is in the fourth year, she said, of an unbroken hydrologic drought, which happens when the long-term water balance is negative. In other words, the soil and plants lose more water than comes back as precipitation.Long-term Water BalanceThe negative long-term water balance, she said, draws down the soil moisture. Over the long haul, it will reduce the replenishment of groundwater, leading to drops in well-water levels and in the base flow in streams.”Base flow is the water in streams which comes out of the ground, rather than from rainfall,” she said. “It’s especially important in preserving the health of streams in dry spells.”The only way to recover from hydrologic drought, Knox said, is to have months or even years of above-normal precipitation. Cooler temperatures help, too, she said, because they reduce water losses.In the short term, Georgia farmers need timely rains to provide the moisture they need for their shallow-rooted crops. In the long term, Knox said, the state needs a long period of rain-soaked days.last_img read more

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Vermont Yankee owner Entergy pulls plug on spinoff Enexus

first_img5 6% compound annual earnings growth from 2010 through 2014 (2009 base) Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee’s parent company, Entergy Corporation of New Orleans (NYSE: ETR), announced this morning that it will no longer pursue a plan to spin off the Vernon nuclear power plant and five others in its fleet into a new company called Enexus. The plan took a serious blow on March 25 when New York state effectively denied Entergy’s application to do so. Entergy said it will take a $0.40 to $0.45 writeoff to cover costs to date. The decision by the New York Public Service Commission was based on a high debt load for the new company of about $3 billion. New York officials were also concerned by the tritium leak at the Vermont plant and by the management action in Vermont associated with its relicensing. The Indian Point plants in Westchester County, NY, produce over 2 gigawatts of power, while the Vermont Yankee plant produces about 620 megawatts. Local response was understated.Steve Costello of Central Vermont Public Service said, “This may simplify things given the negative impression of Enexus in Montpelier.” He emphasized the “may.”Dorothy Schnure of Green Mountain Power said, “We are pleased at the news that Energy has decided not to proceed with the spin off as this appeared to be a major issue for many Vermonters.”Shawn Shouldice, of Capital Connections, LLC in Montpelier, said “There is actually a strong case that could have been made that Vermont would have been better served by Enexus rather than Entergy because of sizable additional financial assurances that the Vermont Department of Public Service was able to negotiate.”She added, “To the extent that this issue was largely a distraction in Vermont Yankee s license renewal process, however, taking the issue off the table, makes it more likely that Vermont Yankee will be able to continue to provide the state with clean, competitively-priced, and abundant power until 2032. So you could say, we welcome the company s announcement this week.”Shouldice is a registered lobbyist whose clients include the Vermont Energy Partnership and the National Federation of Independent Business.Vermont Yankee and the other plants targeted for the spin off are all so-called merchant plants, meaning that they are not owned directly by a utility but sell power directly to the wholesale power market. CVPS and GMP are former owners of the plant. They relinquished their stakes in the plant as the then Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corporation was sold to Entergy in 2002.Entergy said in a statement that the action is effective immediately as it plans to unwind the business infrastructure associated with the proposed separate non-utility nuclear generation and nuclear services companies while it evaluates and works to preserve its legal rights. This action includes the proposed new company, Enexus, and the associated management company, EquaGen. Meanwhile, Entergy said it is thus able to boost its dividend to shareholders to 83 cents per share from 75 cents, its first increase since 2007.Given the potential for the legal process to continue for an extended period, Entergy made the decision to unwind the internal organizations created for Enexus Energy Corporation and EquaGen LLC to eliminate dis-synergies related to the spin-off and redirect its efforts into other strategies as soon as possible in 2010. As a result of this decision, Entergy outlined capital return plans as well as updated long-term financial outlooks consistent with the current business structure. We are pleased the Board took action to return cash to our owners who have been patient during this protracted period of uncertainty, said J. Wayne Leonard, Entergy s chairman and chief executive officer . While we do not have an order from the New York State Public Service Commission, we believe there are serious questions with regard to the basis for the Commission s March 25 th decision to reject the spin-off transaction given the dialogue at the Commission s meetings over the last few months and will preserve all of our legal rights. That being said, we will leave that to the attorneys to figure out. We are moving forward on the business side to create and capture value unrealized today. Our tested business model focuses on portfolio management and operational excellence. Entergy has produced significant value by executing consistent with a market-based point-of-view through multiple changes in strategic direction over the last 11 years; in fact the highest total shareholder return in the industry over that period. Going forward, we will continue to apply this business model supported by strong cash flows and disciplined risk management to advance our financial and business aspirations.Capital Return PlansIn fourth quarter 2009, Entergy Corporation s Board of Directors authorized a new $750 million share repurchase program supported by the underlying business operations whether or not the spin-off transaction was completed. The company expects to execute on this $750 million share repurchase authority. The amount of repurchases may vary as a result of material changes in business results or capital spending or new investment opportunities. Further, this past weekend, the Board declared a quarterly dividend of $0.83 per common share payable June 1 to stockholders of record on May 12, reflecting the first increase in its quarterly common stock dividend since July 2007.Financial ImplicationsIn connection with the business unwind, Entergy estimated a total potential charge could range from $0.40 to $0.45 per share to reflect the write-off of capitalized costs incurred to date and certain other costs to be recorded in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The charge would be reported as a special item. This charge also includes the previously identified special items for spin-off dis-synergies and expenses for outside services provided to pursue the spin-off in 2010. Entergy will immediately take steps to eliminate spin-off dis-synergies as soon as possible during 2010.Overarching Financial AspirationEntergy continues to aspire to deliver superior value to owners as measured by total shareholder return. The company believes top-quartile total shareholder returns are achieved by:·Operating the business with the highest expectations and standards,·Executing on earnings growth opportunities while managing commodity and other business risks,·Delivering returns at or above the risk-adjusted cost of capital for each initiative, project, business, etc.,·Maintaining credit quality and flexibility,·Deploying capital in a disciplined manner, whether for new investments, share repurchases, dividends or debt retirements and·Being disciplined as either a buyer or a seller consistent with the market or Entergy s proprietary point-of-view.Long-term Financial OutlookOver the next five years, Entergy believes it offers a competitive utility investment opportunity combined with a valuable option represented by a unique, clean, non-utility nuclear generation business located in attractive power markets. The expected current long-term financial outlook includes the following:Earnings:·Utility: 5 to 6 percent compound annual earnings growth over the 2010 2014 horizon (2009 base year).·Entergy Nuclear: Relatively constant Adjusted EBITDA 1 under current forward prices, plus option value related to the potential positive effects of an economic rebound on market heat rates, capacity markets and natural gas prices. Potential environmental legislation and regulation could also recognize the value of clean energy to society.·Corporate: Results will vary depending upon factors including future effective income tax and interest rates, the amount of share repurchases and the ability to achieve the targeted financial results for the non-nuclear wholesale assets business.Capital deployment:·A balanced capital investment / return program. Entergy continues to see productive investment opportunities at the Utility in the coming years, as well as an investment outlook at Entergy Nuclear that supports continued safe, secure and reliable operations and opportunistic investments. Entergy aspires to fund this capital program without issuing traditional common equity, while maintaining a competitive capital return program. Given the company s financial profile with a mix of utility and non-utility businesses, return of capital is expected to be provided similar to the past through a combination of common stock dividends and share repurchases. Absent other attractive investment opportunities, capital deployment through dividends and share repurchases could total as much as $5 billion over the next five years under the current long-term business outlook. The amount of share repurchases may vary as a result of material changes in business results or capital spending or new investment opportunities.Credit quality:·Strong liquidity.·Solid credit metrics that support ready access to capital on reasonable terms.1 Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, is defined as earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization and interest and dividend income, excluding decommissioningexpense and other than temporary impairment losses on decommissioning trust fund assets.The long-term financial outlook should be considered in association with 2014 financial sensitivities as shown in Table 1 . These sensitivities illustrate the estimated change in earnings or Adjusted EBITDA resulting from changes in business drivers. Estimated impacts shown in Table 1 are intended to be illustrative. Assumption Corporate Entergy Corporation s common stock is listed on the New York and Chicago exchanges under the symbol ETR . EstimatedAnnual ImpactUtility Adjusted EBITDARelatively constant Adjusted EBITDA plus option value+0 1,500 Btu/kWh heat rate expansion+$0 30/ton CO 2+$0 4/kW-mo. capacity price- / + $0 2/MMBtu change in gas priceUp to 300Up to 500Up to 200Down / Up to 600 TeleconferenceEntergy will host a teleconference to discuss this release at 10:00 a.m. CT on Monday, April 5, 2010, with access by telephone, (719) 325-2247, confirmation code 8490199.  The call can also be accessed via Entergy s Web site atwww.entergy.com(link is external) .  A replay of the teleconference will be available through April 12, 2010 thereafter by dialing (719) 457-0820 , confirmation code 8490199.  The replay will also be available on Entergy s Web site atwww.entergy.com(link is external) . (Adjusted EBITDA                 in U.S. $; millions) Balanced capital investment  / return / credit quality 1% retail sales growth$100 million/year investment in service1% change in allowed ROE1% change in non-fuel operation and maintenance expense$100 million change in debt- / + 0.13- / + 0.03- / + 0.44+ / – 0.07+ / – 0.02 (Per share in U.S. $) (a ) *******************************************************************************************************************************In this news release, and from time to time, Entergy Corporation makes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Except to the extent required by the federal securities laws, Entergy undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Table 1 :  2014 Financial Sensitivities  Illustrative Earnings growth Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties.  There are factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, including (a) those factors discussed in Entergy s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, and Entergy s other reports and filings made under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, (b) uncertainties associated with efforts to remediate the effects of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike and the January 2009 Arkansas ice storm and recovery of costs associated with restoration, and (c) legislative and regulatory actions, and conditions of the capital markets during the periods covered by the forward-looking statements, in addition to other factors described elsewhere in this release and in subsequent securities filings. Source: Vermont Business Magazine. Entergy, 4.5.2010. Vermont Biz Drivers Additional investor information can be accessed on-line atwww.entergy.com/investor_relations(link is external) (Per share in U.S. $) (a ) 1% change in interest rate on $1 billion debt1% change in overall effective tax rate$500 million share repurchase+ / – 0.03+ / – 0.10+ 0.20 0.25(a) Based on estimated 2010 average fully diluted shares outstanding of approximately 187 million. Long-term Outlooklast_img read more

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Universities try to make the grade

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Ford to resume production at some North American plants in April

first_imgTopics : Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it planned to restart production at some plants in North America as early as April 6, in a sign of hope for US automakers as the industry grapples with the damages from the coronavirus pandemic.The No. 2. US automaker said it was bringing key plants back online, while introducing additional safety measures to protect returning workers from the coronavirus pandemic.”We will continue to assess public health conditions as well as supplier readiness and will adjust plans if necessary,” the company said in a statement.  Ford plans to begin production at its Hermosillo Assembly Plant on one shift.Earlier this week, Reuters had reported citing sources that Ford did not plan to restart production until at least April 6, warning it could be further delayed into April.Detroit’s Big Three shut plants and curtailed production to limit the number of workers on the job to prevent the spread of coronavirus among roughly 150,000 factory employees.The global auto industry is bracing for worldwide sales to plummet more than 12% from 2019, worse than the two-year peak-to-trough decline of 8% during the global recession in 2008-2009, research firm IHS Markit predicted on Wednesday.Detroit auto companies are in a far better financial health than they were ahead of the 2008-2009 crisis. Their balance sheets are healthier. Earlier this month, GM and Ford moved to build cash reserves further by drawing down a combined total of more than $30 billion from credit lines.Shares of the company were down 4.8% in premarket trade.last_img read more

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A 1930s home has been stylishly revived

first_imgInside 23 Downfall Rd, Virginia.The single-level home has four bedrooms including a master suite with walk-in robe and ensuite, second bathroom, kitchen, study, covered deck and large living room that opens out to an outdoor area and swimming pool. Inside 23 Downfall Rd, Virginia.Mr Hutchins said the home would appeal to families. “It’s got a great family feel,” he said.“I think buyers will particularly like the single-level layout and flow.“I have no doubt this home will make a family very happy.” Inside 23 Downfall Rd, Virginia.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The property sits on a 787sq m block and features period details such as picture rails, VJ walls, bay windows, and polished timber floors. “There’s a lot of character to this home,” Mr Hutchins said.“It’s like nothing else in the street.” Inside 23 Downfall Rd, Virginia.There is also a separate laundry, double-car garage, shed and garden. center_img The home at 23 Downfall Rd, Virginia.“It needed a lot of work, but we saw its potential,” Mr Hutchins said. “We extended, doubling the property in size.“But we were also very mindful of keeping the original features.“We brought it back to its former glory.” 23 Downfall Rd, Virginia.THIS1930s home has been beautifully renovated.Owners Lynn and Steven Hutchins said it was the features of 23 Downfall Rd, Virginia, that enticed them to purchase the property five years ago.last_img read more

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Triton Knoll to Talk Onshore Works with Locals

first_imgTriton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Ltd will hold a series of public information days in June to inform local residents in Lincolnshire, UK, about the wind farm’s onshore works before the initial activity begins in the coming weeks.The Triton Knoll project team will host six sessions to provide locals with information about how the construction of the onshore cable route and the new onshore substation, including the point of landfall, will progress and what they can expect during the works.Information days relating to the onshore substation will take place on 26 June in Bicker Village Hall and 28 June in Swineshead Village Hall.The sessions regarding the onshore cable route and landfall will be held on 26 June in Irby & Bratoft Village Hall, 27 June in Anderby Village Hall, 28 June in Frithville Village Hall and on 29 June in Hogsthorpe Village Hall.All events will take place from 14:30 to 19:00 local time.Triton Knoll’s leading contractors J Murphy & Sons and Siemens Transmission and Distribution Ltd, who are in charge of the wind farm’s onshore electrical system, will also be available at the events.“These Public Information Days will provide a great opportunity for local people to find out important information about the next steps for the project, how we aim to work going forward and what people can do to stay in touch with us. We’re keen that Triton Knoll and our contractors demonstrate from the start our commitment to being a good neighbour with all our local communities,” Triton Knoll Project Director Julian Garnsey said.Main onshore construction is set to begin later in the summer, while the offshore works are scheduled for late 2019 at the site located some 32km off the Lincolnshire coast.The 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm will comprise 90 MHI Vestas 9.5MW wind turbines expected to be fully commissioned in 2021.last_img read more

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Grants Available for Coastal Protection Projects

first_imgThe Department of Environment and Water announced yesterday that Councils across South Australia can now apply for coast protection grants from a $350,000 funding pool.Coast Protection Board Presiding Member Allan Holmes said that the grants could fund up to 80 per cent of projects to help address coastal erosion and flooding hazards.“These grants are available for projects like flood protection and erosion management strategies, coastal risk and adaptation studies and construction works such as new seawalls, levees and beach replenishment,” Mr Holmes said.“The grants are designed to help mitigate the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and severe weather events, which coastal communities are dealing with now and will be exacerbated in coming years.”The Coast Protection Board was established by the Coast Protection Act 1972. It works in partnership with local government on coast protection issues and provides advice on coastal management and development in South Australia.Projects funded through last year’s grants include:$60,000 to the City of Port Augusta for construction of a section of levee bank to deliver Port Augusta’s sea flood protection strategy;$50,000 to the City of Onkaparinga for a cliff stabilization study at Aldinga Beach;$30,000 to the City of Victor Harbor for erosion control works at Encounter Bay;$20,000 to the City of Whyalla for beach replenishment to maintain storm erosion buffers and beach amenity;$15,000 to the Wattle Range District Council for a coastal erosion study at Post Office Rock, Beachport;$11,450 to the Yorke Peninsula Council for detailed design of flood protection works at Port Clinton.The deadline for applying for the grants is Monday, 13 August.last_img read more

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