Air Force Base Boosts Use of Alternative Fuel

first_img By Gary Truitt – Feb 3, 2014 Facebook Twitter Home Energy Air Force Base Boosts Use of Alternative Fuel Air Force Base Boosts Use of Alternative Fuel Facebook Twitter A steady stream of vehicles at the  Robins Air Force base in GA, came to the base’s lone E-85 pump for a fill-up Friday afternoon. To comply with federal requirements to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, the base has been gradually adding more flexible-fuel vehicles. About a third of the 900 vehicles in the base’s fleet now use either E-85 or biodiesel, said Mitch Moody, a transportation specialist in the 78th Logistics Readiness Squadron The goal is to increase the use of alternative fuels on base by about 10 percent annually.E-85 is fuel that is 85 percent ethanol, a fuel derived from plants. The fuel can only be used in flex-fuel vehicles, which have modifications needed to use fuel with a high ethanol content. The vehicles can also run on regular fuel. The biodiesel that the base uses is 80 percent regular diesel and 20 percent diesel derived from plants or animal fat. The fuel can be used in any diesel vehicle, but not all diesel vehicles on base use it. That’s because biodiesel has a short effectiveness life, so some vehicles that aren’t used regularly — such as tactical vehicles — don’t use it.Moody said alternative fuels do not create more maintenance issues. “We don’t see any failures or faults because of alternative fuels,” he said.The base got its first flex-fuel vehicles in 2006, but until last year it still took trips to a service station about five miles from the base to fill up on E-85. In a $650,000 project, the base got its own E-85 tank and dispenser last April, said Millard Harrington, the fuels management flight chief in the 78th Logistics Readiness Squadron.Read more here: https://www.macon.com/2014/02/02/2913429/robins-boosts-use-of-alternative.html#storylink=cpy SHARE Previous articleImmigration Reform Still UncertinNext articlePence among Governors Urging Presidential Involvement in Propane Shortage Gary Truitt SHARElast_img read more

Joint open letter from the IFJ and RSF to the President regarding threats made against journalists

first_imgAdditionally, more than 100 journalists and their families are among the thousands of people who have fled areas around Swat to Peshawar and surrounding towns in recent days. The absence of media personnel in the conflict zone, and the extreme difficulties in gathering information from the region, are a matter of international concern and pose serious ramifications for the thousands of internally displaced who are now struggling to access emergency relief. Aidan White General Secretary International Federation of Journalists You will be aware that Pakistan has gained an unenviable reputation as one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists and media workers. Twelve journalists and media workers have been killed in Pakistan since the beginning of 2008. Very many others have been – and continue to be – assaulted and threatened in an effort to silence reporting on matters of national and international significance. The three named journalists are well-known in their communities and internationally for their commitment to their work, even as they risk grave threats to the safety of themselves and their families. The IFJ and RSF are extremely concerned that their lives may be in danger. RSF_en News Honourable Mr Asif Ali Zardari President Islamic Republic of Pakistan January 28, 2021 Find out more Therefore, international law emphasizes the responsibility of Pakistan’s Government to remedy the threats made against our three above mentioned colleagues, as individual journalists and as civilians who are conducting their work in an environment of non-international armed conflict. Yours respectfully, We received information about threats against these three journalists following the posting of a pamphlet outside media offices in Mingora on 28 April 2009 warning that journalists would be punished under Sharia law if they were perceived to report negatively about militant groups. Dear President Zardari, May 26, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Joint open letter from the IFJ and RSF to the President regarding threats made against journalists The role of Pakistan’s journalists and media workers is more important than ever in gathering and conveying impartial and accurate information about the conflict and the humanitarian crisis in NWFP. It is imperative that journalists and media workers are able to conduct their important work with the maximum protection and provision of safety measures available. Follow the news on Pakistan Help by sharing this information PakistanAsia – Pacific Again, we respectfully request that you use your authority as President to act on the grave concerns held by the IFJ and RSF for the welfare of our colleagues in Pakistan, including Iqbal Khattak, Shamim Shahid, and Sohail Qalandar, in the spirit of serving the best interests of all people in Pakistan. News Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder May 26, 2009center_img June 2, 2021 Find out more Jean-François Julliard General Secretary Reporters Without Borders News We further request that you direct your government, its offices and provincial authorities in NWFP to take all necessary action to ensure the security of these three men and all media personnel in NWFP and other areas of conflict in Pakistan. Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists The IFJ and RSF understand that scare tactics such as hit lists are commonly used by militant groups in various districts of Pakistan in an effort to block or distort media coverage of their activities. The risk of serious harm for the named journalists is very real and authorities must take action to address these threats. The IFJ and RSF are alarmed to learn that several senior journalists based in Peshawar and NWFP have been named on a “hit list” by individuals grouped under the banner of Taliban. The list reportedly names Sohail Qalandar, resident editor of the Daily Express and vice-president of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), an IFJ affiliate; Iqbal Khattak, bureau chief of The Daily Times; and Peshawar Press Club president Shamim Shahid, bureau chief of The Nation; as well as several other journalists. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) respectfully seek your urgent intervention to ensure the protection of three senior journalists in Peshawar, North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), whose lives may be in immediate danger. We respectfully request that you exert your authority as President of Pakistan to take urgent action to condemn any suggestion or threat of attacks against these three men and other media personnel in Pakistan, and make clear your concerns for their safety. to go further Receive email alerts International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Reporters Without Borders (RSF) The IFJ and RSF remind the Government of Pakistan of its obligations as a signatory to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and to the 1997 Additional Protocol on the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II) to ensure the protection of journalists as civilians. Article 13 of Protocol II states: “The civilian population as such, as well as individual civilians, shall not be the object of attack. Acts or threats of violence the primary purpose of which is to spread terror among the civilian population are prohibited.” News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire April 21, 2021 Find out more Organisation In addition, we draw your attention to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1738, which was adopted in 2006 and explicitly stresses the civilian status of journalists reporting in war zones and crisis areas within national borders. The resolution stipulates: “… that all parties to an armed conflict comply fully with the obligations applicable to them under international law related to the protection of civilians in armed conflict, including journalists, media professionals and associated personnel.” PakistanAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Elsie Lock, 85

first_imgElsie L. Lock, 85, of Versailles passed away at 1:30am Saturday, September 24, 2016 at her home. She was born at Revelo in McCreary County, Kentucky on July 31, 1931 the daughter of Marion and Nellie King Ross. She was married to Johnny Choate on June 12, 1965 and he preceded her in death on July 20, 1980. Survivors include two daughters Deborah Johns of Versailles and Kaye (Dale) Vanover of Pine Knott, Kentucky; 8 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; one brother Michael (Elizabeth) Ross of Deer Park, Ohio; one sister Evelyn Neufarth of Blue Ash, Ohio. She was also preceded in death by her son James “Rusty” Reed, one great great grandson Nate Ali and her sisters Essie Tucker and Georgia Ross. Mrs. Lock was a 1949 graduate of Pine Knott High School. She and her husband were former owner operators of the Court House Inn in Versailles and she had also operated the camp store at the Versailles State Park for 15 years. Her last job was as secretary for Paul Morris’ Bosch Lights of Versailles. Elsie was a member of the Cross Plains Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 27th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Bro. Logan Fugate officiating. Burial will be in the St. Paul Cemetery at Stumpke’s Corner. Visitation will be Monday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Cross Plains Church of Christ in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Celtics’ Marcus Smart fined $15,000 for criticizing NBA referees

first_imgMORE: Clippers fined $50K for Rivers’ comments about Kawhi’s health”I said (to one of the on-court officials), ‘If it was me, y’all [would] probably throw me out the game and everything. So either you clear it up, or I will,'” Smart said in reference to being shoved to the floor by Hornets forward Miles Bridges, who was given a technical foul after a review. Smart has earned a reputation for being an antagonist and a flopper on the court. Celtics guard Marcus Smart got the bill from the NBA on Friday for his bashing of referees a night earlier: $15,000.The league fined Smart for making critical comments Thursday in Charlotte, N.C., following Boston’s victory over the Hornets. He said, among other things, that officials treat him differently than other players. Smart said he felt the need to speak publicly in his own defense after having lobbied the officials.”I’m coming to y’all (officials) first, but at some point, as a player, as a man, you’ve got to protect yourself. . . . If that means I’ve got to lose a little bit of money, I’ve got to lose a little bit of money,” he said.Smart was whistled for five fouls Thursday, with Nos. 4 and 5 coming on consecutive possessions in the third quarter.last_img read more

Pasaol ready for ‘unli rice’ after torching UST

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES And with a performance to remember, since this came in UE’s lone win in the first round, Pasaol got the green light to indulge on something his coach Derrick Pumaren stopped him from enjoying since the start of the tournament.READ: Alvin unleashed: After scoring 49, Pasaol hopes for 50 next timeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Manong [Pumaren] gave me a reward today and that is I get to eat an unli [unlimited] rice meal,” said Pasaol in Filipino Saturday. “He won’t stop me now and he really didn’t allow to eat that much because I bulk up easily.”Pasaol’s walking, and playing, weight usually dances between 80 and 90 kilograms but the high-scoring forward doesn’t mind the heft he carries during games. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlvin Pasaol sat down on his padded chair inside the pressroom of Mall of Asia Arena with sweat dripping from his shoulders as he wiped off his wet forehead.The chunky forward just put up a game-high 32 points days after dropping 49 to pace the Red Warriors to their 96-91 win over hapless University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sablan: UST will be one of the top teams next season MOST READ READ: Mbala lauds Pasaol for record-setting career game“I’m really comfortable with my body because I’m a stretch four and I can also bang underneath,” said Pasaol who averaged 40.5 points and 10 rebounds in his past two games.And of the 32 points Pasaol scored against UST, none were bigger than the two that came with only 22.7 seconds left when he gave UE a 94-91 lead en route to the win.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View commentslast_img read more

Reyes: Gilas prepared to play without Blatche

first_imgLATEST STORIES “We have an understanding in this team and you can ask any player here, that while it’s good to have a naturalized player, we have to prepare as if we don’t have a naturalized player,” Reyes told reporters Saturday during Gilas’ sendoff at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pasig.“So if we have to go to the games against Japan and Taiwan all-Filipino with just the gentlemen here in this room then, so be it and we are prepared to do so.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGilas head coach Chot Reyes. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Smart SportsBlatche has yet to rejoin Gilas since leading the team in the 2017 Seaba Championship last May.“He was originally scheduled to arrive on the 12th or 13th, but at the last minute, his Chinese ball club didn’t allow and asked him to play their last two games last Wednesday and last night,” said Reyes. “So he’s just going to come over here late tonight.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Two Filipino bets complete ONE: Immortal Pursuit in Singapore Despite having limited time of preparation, Gilas Pilipinas is even prepared for the worst heading into its Fiba World Cup qualifying duels against Japan and Chinese Taipei beginning Nov. 24.National team head coach Chot Reyes said the Philippines will be ready to play even in the possibility of naturalized player Andray Blatche not being able to suit up.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Reyes: Gilas prepared to play without Blatche2.6K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion But until Blatche, who signed a reported three-year $7.5 million deal with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association in 2015, actually shows up, Reyes isn’t leaving anything to chance.“So that’s why we scheduled two practices tomorrow (Sunday) to get him up to speed right away. so hopefully, like I said, that’s one of the main reasons why we’re not releasing the final lineup, unless Andray is actually here then we cannot make any final pronouncements.” View commentslast_img read more

17 days agoPablo Machin delighted taking charge of Espanyol

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Pablo Machin delighted taking charge of Espanyolby Carlos Volcano17 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePablo Machin is delighted taking charge of Espanyol.The former Girona coach succeeds David Gallego, who was sacked yesterday.Machin said at his presentation: “Thank you for the confidence shown and for the love that I am already feeling in these hours and I will surely be reciprocal with the fans. “I come to a historic club, at a time that is what it is. I have a great hope, but also a responsibility to leave it in the place it deserves.”It is an exciting year, we are in three competitions, although never leaving aside LaLiga.”What I can promise is maximum involvement, I will require the technical staff and the environment to do the same. I know for success we need that.” last_img read more

A CANADIAN VERSION OF RUPAULS DRAG RACE IS COMING TO CRAVE AND

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Advertisement All past seasons of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE and RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS will be available on Crave and OUTtv.Produced by World of Wonder, RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE has become a world-wide movement since its premiere in 2009. After 11 Seasons and more than 100 competitors, the series has garnered nine-Emmy Awards; critical praise; a legion of fans including mega-celebrities from Katy Perry to Anne Hathaway to HenryRollins; and a world-renowned drag and pop culture convention, RuPaul’s DragCon, in Los Angeles and New York City .Now, DRAG RACE is sashaying to the North and producers are on the look-out for the country’s most sick’ning artists to slay the competition, and be crowned Canada’s first Drag Superstar. Produced by Blue Ant Studios, DRAG RACE CANADA combines elements of the classic fan-favourite, with a healthy serving of Canadian maple shade, and likely, some Canadian bacon. Casting begins this summer on the 10-episode, one-hour original series, with production to begin this fall in Ontario. The DRAG RACE CANADA host and judges will be announced at a later date.“As Canada’s only homegrown major streaming service, Crave strives to represent all Canadians and we are thrilled to shine a spotlight on the Canadian drag community and their contribution to LGBTQ2+ culture,” said Justin Stockman, Vice-President, Premium SVOD and OTT, Bell Media. “This is an important franchise that has brought drag from niche to mainstream, and we can’t wait to extend the DRAG RACE runway all the way into Canada. Through our partnership with Brad Danks at OUTtv and World of Wonder, along with a passionate and growing Canadian fan base, the time is right to lip-sync for our lives, and crown Canada’s first drag superstar.”“RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE has brought charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent to OUTtv for almost 10 years,” said Brad Danks, CEO OUTtv Network.  “We are thrilled to partner with Crave and World of Wonder to give Canadian drag artists the chance to compete for the crown on DRAG RACE CANADA and bring future seasons, including RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE UK, to OUTtv and Crave.”“Canadian drag is world class and we could not be more excited to bring these artists and their stories to Crave,” said Sam Sniderman, EVP Global Productions, Blue Ant Studios. “We are thrilled to be working with WOW on this legendary and game-changing global format.”“We are excited to be working with Crave and OUTtv to grow the drag experience for Canadian audiences, and shine the spotlight on Canadian queens,” said Executive Producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, World of Wonder.In association with Crave, DRAG RACE CANADA is produced by Blue Ant Studios. World of Wonder’s Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, and Tom Campbell serve as Executive Producers. RuPaul serves as Executive Producer. Executive producers for Blue Ant Studios include Betty Orr, Michael Kot and Laura Michalchyshyn with Mike Bickerton acting as Showrunner. Robin Johnston is Director, Original Production, Factual, Bell Media. Production Executive for Bell Media is Danielle Pearson. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Justin Stockman is Vice-President, SVOD and OTT, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media. TORONTO – O Canada! As Pride Month winds down, and Canada Day approaches, Canadians have another reason to celebrate this weekend as Crave and OUTtv announced today an unprecedented partnership that extends the reach of international television phenomenon, RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE in Canada. This partnership includes the new Crave Original Series, DRAG RACE CANADA, the first-ever Canadian adaptation of the show.“I am proud to announce that the Drag Race family is expanding as Crave is about to begin production on DRAG RACE CANADA,” said RuPaul. “The panel and judges will be from the Great White North, representing Canada’s very best. This new franchise has my whole-hearted blessing. Good luck…and don’t puck it up!”Crave and OUTtv are set to become the leading Canadian broadcast and streaming homes of:Future seasons of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE, airing day and date with the U.S. broadcastThe all-new series RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE UK, available day and date with BBC ThreeThe all-new Crave Original Series, DRAG RACE CANADA Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

Over 3000 customers without power in Fort St John

first_imgFort St. JohnJun 228:10 p.m.Crew status: Not assignedNorth of 79th AVE, East of OLD FORT RD, West of 84th ST, South of 117th AVEView on map2493Under investigationJun 228:19 p.m. Fort St. JohnJun 228:11 p.m.Crew status: Not assignedWest of 116 ST, South of RD 246View on map566Under investigationJun 228:13 p.m. UPDATE as of 9:40 p.m. – B.C. Hydro says it will take until 2:30 a.m. Saturday before power is restored to the remaining 583 customers.  The outage happened Friday night and affected over 3,000 customers.  The remaining 583 customers are mostly in the Clairmont and Grandhaven areas outside of Fort St. John.For more updates on the outage, visit www.bchydro.com/outagesUPDATE as of 9:05 p.m. – Power has been restored to 2,500 customers.  There are still over 600 customers without power.  This outage is mostly affecting Grandhaven and Clairmont.  There is no estimate on when power will be restored.center_img FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Over 3,000 customers in Fort St. John and Grandhaven are without power.The outage started at around 8:10 p.m. Friday and was caused by a downed power line.  As of 8:26 p.m., Hydro has assigned a crew to restore the outages, but there is no estimate on when power will be restored.As we get more information about the outages, we will post updates.  You can also find updates at www.bchydro.com/outagesThe following information is from B.C. Hydro. This was posted at 8:19 p.m.last_img read more