Video: Why is gas so expensive in Alaska?

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Business | Economy | Energy & MiningVideo: Why is gas so expensive in Alaska?August 4, 2016 by Eric Keto, Alaska’s Energy Desk Share:Alaska has the lowest fuel tax yet some of the highest gas prices. We asked Larry Persily, former federal coordinator for Alaska natural gas projects: Why is it so expensive to fill up the tank in Alaska?Share this story:last_img

Donlin Gold receives more state permits, moving closer to operating mine in Y-K Delta

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Economy | Energy & Mining | Southwest | State Government | WesternDonlin Gold receives more state permits, moving closer to operating mine in Y-K DeltaJanuary 9, 2020 by Krysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Bethel Share:The proposed Donlin Gold mine would be one of the biggest gold mines in the world if completed. (Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK)Donlin Gold received a handful of state permits on Jan. 2 that move the company closer to operating its gold mine in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, according to Alaska Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Dan Saddler.The permits will allow Donlin to build an airstrip and a port, and install fiber optic cables and build access roads for its mine, which could be one of the biggest in the world if completed.The company needs more than a hundred permits before it can build and operate its mine. It already received two major federal permits and state permits in the last two years.Separately, DNR Commissioner Corri Feige denied an appeal from Donlin opponents over the agency’s approval of Donlin’s reclamation plans. Those seeking to appeal that denial must go through the court system within the next 30 days.But Donlin still faces hurdles. The state is reviewing its application for a right-of-way to build a 315-mile gas pipeline for its operations, and Donlin is currently working on its dam safety certification; that can take as long as two years.This old Alaska mining town is almost a ghost town. It has everything to gain from Donlin mine.Share this story:last_img read more

Anchorage attorney Landreth selected for U.S. Interior post

first_imgFederal Government | GovernmentAnchorage attorney Landreth selected for U.S. Interior postFebruary 4, 2021 by Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media Share:Natalie Landreth testifying before a House Judiciary subcommittee concerning voting discrimination in 2019. (screenshot from CSPAN3)The Biden administration has chosen Anchorage attorney Natalie Landreth for a high-ranking job in the Interior department.Landreth has worked for the Native American Rights Fund for 17 years. She’s worked to protect Native voting rights. Last year, she successfully challenged the state’s requirement that mail-in ballots have witness signatures, the most common reason such ballots hadn’t been counted. Landreth also worked to develop tribal jurisdiction in Alaska.Her new job will be deputy solicitor for lands. The job entails providing legal counsel on public land use, natural resource management and land protection.Landreth is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma. The Biden administration’s announcement says her ancestors survived the Trail of Tears, when the federal government forcibly removed tens of thousands of Native Americans from their land.Share this story:last_img read more

Most drug makers promise access for poor patients. There’s no evidence their plans work

first_img APStock [email protected] By Ed Silverman April 6, 2017 Reprints Tags drug pricinginfectious diseasepharmaceuticalspublic healthSTAT+ Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. About the Author Reprints A decade ago, United Nations officials implored the pharmaceutical industry to expand access to medicines to low- and middle-income countries, and many companies have heeded the call. But a new analysis finds that evidence to evaluate and report the effectiveness of these initiatives is lacking.First, the good news: The number of initiatives operated by 21 global drug makers increased to 102 in 2015 from just 17 in 2000. And of the 120 access to medicines programs that were identified, 48 percent donated pharmaceuticals and 44 percent relied on a strategy for reducing prices. Only 22 percent involved licensing to other companies. Ed Silvermancenter_img Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED GET STARTED Pharmalot What’s included? What is it? Log In | Learn More @Pharmalot Most drug makers promise access for poor patients. There’s no evidence their plans work last_img read more

Alert – Keep an eye out for falling iguanas!

first_imgRELATEDTOPICS Church donates coats & hot chocolate to warm up Collier kids February 3, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Cold AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Coldest Christmas in Southwest Florida since… December 25, 2020center_img Immokalee produce farms prepare for cold weather December 24, 2020 MIAMI, Fla. – Iguana alert!The National Weather Service out of Miami issued an alert about sluggish iguanas Wednesday morning due to our chilly temps. Iguanas are cold blooded and slow down, sometimes even literally freeze, becoming immobile, when temperatures drop into the 40s.Most of Southwest Florida is seeing temperatures in the low to mid-40s early in the morning this week. AdvertisementThe National Weather Service thinks most iguanas should be okay and remain in the trees, but you can never rule out a few falling iguanas! last_img read more

Ceremonial balloon releases pose major fire risk in Lehigh Acres

first_imgAdvertisementIf you choose to decorate with balloons, be sure to tie them down and properly dispose of them to avoid any accidents. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Wildfires continue in SWFL despite arrival of rainy season June 2, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Lehigh fire officials offer free smoke alarms for senior residents June 3, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentscenter_img AdvertisementTags: balloonBrush fireLehigh Acres Fire Rescue 200-acre brush fire sparks in Immokalee June 10, 2021 Advertisement LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — Balloons from your backyard birthday party or graduation celebration could pose a significant brush fire risk, Lehigh Fire Rescue officials said.A mylar balloon recently hit a powerline and started a brush fire. The charred balloons were found at the scene by investigators. The quick work of firefighters prevented the fire from getting out of control and potentially damaging homes.“Any of those balloons that have that metallic looking inside, the can charge electricity,” Kaite Heck, a spokesperson for Lehigh Fire Rescue, said. “We’re still in a cautious mode. It’s still considered dry season and until we really get those steady summer rains that come more later in June or early July we’re still concerned about the conditions for a brush fire.” Brush fire ignites near Golden Gate church June 4, 2021last_img read more

WATCH: Abbeyleix GAA launch €20K drop fundraiser

first_img Abbeyleix €20k drop St Lazarian’s Abbeyleix GAA Club are all set to bring the hugely popular “€20,000 Drop” to the Manor Hotel in Abbeyleix on Saturday June 23.This show has attracted large audiences all over Ireland over the past seven years and is fast becoming the most popular source of fund-raising for schools and clubs.Contestants are drawn from ticket sales and each contestant will play for €2,500. The questions and four possible answers and displayed on two 8ft x 6ft screens, one at each side of the stage.This incredibly successful show, which is provided by Pallas Marketing Ltd., is being run by St. Lazarians Abbeyleix GAA Club to assist in fundraising for development of our club facilities but especially our club house and provision for more toilets.The launch night for the show was held in the Manor Hotel on Wednesday May 23 and a large attendance.We spoke to Chairman Niall Ryan about the show at the launch night who advised as follows:“We have been in contact with several others groups who ran, ‘€20,000 Drop’ around the country with great success.We are all looking forward to a great night on the 23rd June next as the show is really hi-tech and offers a superb night’s entertainment.“The show is timed to start at 8pm and we would encourage people to come early to ensure a seat.“We would also like to say a particular word of thanks to our major sponsors, Enva, Gs Gourmet Jam, Breslins Super Valu, Imagine LTE, Telfords, Dreambox, O’Donnells Pharmacy, People First Credit Union, DS Sports and The Manor Hotel and to all of those who have taken out advertising at the show.”There is still some large screen digital advertising space available for the show, please contact Denise Bonham (086-8580857) for further information.A limited number of family tickets priced at €50 are now on sale from committee members and at Fr. Breen Park on Thursday evenings from 6.30-7.30.The club would encourage everyone to get your ticket early to avoid disappointment. This is a family friendly event, and is guaranteed to be a great night’s entertainment for all – young and old alike. Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 24th May 2018 Community WATCH: Abbeyleix GAA launch €20K drop fundraiser WhatsApp 1 of 7 Twitter SEE ALSO – Visually impaired Portlaoise student finished third in first wrestling tournament Twitter WhatsApp Community TAGS€20k dropAbbeyleix GAA center_img Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Rugby Previous articleLaois festival has been saved after strong show of community supportNext articleLaoisToday Snapchat account named as finalist for prestigious national award Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Facebook Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Contestants will be asked ten questions and must place their cash on the correct answers. If some cash is placed on an incorrect answer, it is lost and contestants go on to the next questions with the remaining money.The aim is to reach question ten and have some cash left. The show is fully computerised with lifelines to help contestants along the way. Home Sport GAA WATCH: Abbeyleix GAA launch €20K drop fundraiser SportGAAHurling Abbeyleix €20k drop Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Pinterestlast_img read more

Laois commuters to be affected by upcoming railroad works

first_img TAGSIrish Rail Community By Siun Lennon – 14th September 2018 Council WhatsApp Laois commuters to be affected by upcoming railroad works Pinterest Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Facebook Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Facebook The 8.25pm Cork to Heuston will operate to Limerick Junction only. Bus transfers will operate between Limerick Junction and Portlaoise with a second train operating from Portlaoise to Heuston.The 9.00pm Heuston to Cork will operate to Portlaoise only. Bus transfers will operate between Portlaoise and Limerick Junction with a second train operating between Limerick Junction and Cork.Saturday September 15Portlaoise Commuter services will operate an hourly service between Heuston and Newbridge and Heuston only. The following alterations will apply.The 7.25pm Portlaoise/Heuston train is deferred to 7.32pm.The 9.25pm Portlaoise/Heuston is deferred to 9.32pm.Dublin to Cork and Cork to Dublin services are set to operate as follows:Dublin to Cork and Cork to Dublin services will operate every hour in each direction with bus transfers between Portlaoise and Limerick Junction. There will be no direct Limerick to Heuston and Heuston to Limerick services.Saturday October 6Dublin to Cork and Cork to Dublin services will operate as follows;Dublin to Cork and Cork to Dublin services will operate every hour in each direction with a bus transfer between Portlaoise and Dublin Heuston on the following service – 8.25pm Cork to Dublin Heuston.The 10.10pm Dublin Heuston to Portlaoise will operate to Kildare only with bus transfers from Kildare to Portlaoise.For more details on alterations, see here.SEE ALSO – Two communities come together after recent vandalism on Laois village and GAA Clubcenter_img Home News Community Laois commuters to be affected by upcoming railroad works NewsCommunity Pinterest A number of Laois commuters are set to be affected by the line improvements and service arrangements taking place over this weekend and the weekend of Saturday, October 6.On their website, Iarnród Éireann say it is: “continuing its programme of line improvement works on selected Saturdays, focusing this year on the section between Newbridge and Ballybrophy.”Friday September 14Dublin to Cork and Cork to Dublin services will operate as follows; Twitter Previous articleIreland’s Got Talent is back… and they want Laois acts!Next articleLISTEN: Football quarter-finals, Brody for an All-Star and Ladies football review – it’s our bi-weekly GAA podcast Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official openinglast_img read more

AMF urges caution about peer-to-peer risk sharing platforms

first_img Companies are offering online platforms that allows consumers to form pools to protect similar types of property without using an insurer, the AMF says in a statement. “Consumers are asked to determine the risks they want to cover, premiums and claims processing, since the pool’s participants decide together on the eligibility of claims,” the statement explains. The AMF views these sorts of products as similar to insurance products, and it stresses that insurance is a regulated activity, which requires registration and regulatory approval. The regulator has “yet to decide on the compliance of these products or services and the companies offering them,” the statement says. “In the interim, it is asking consumers to be careful.” The AMF warns that consumers that participate in these sorts of P2P arrangements “could be exposed to losses, for example if pool participants unreasonably refuse to pay a claim or if the pool has insufficient funds.” As well, any losses due to the insolvency of the firms involved would not be covered under the province’s compensation regimes. Photo copyright: Moustyk/123RF Related news AMF officials to head major IOSCO committees The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is warning consumers about the risks of participating in unregistered, crowd-sourced insurance schemes. The AMF issued an alert on Tuesday about “the recent emergence of peer-to-peer risk sharing platforms”. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media NASAA approves model act for establishing restitution funds OSC finalizes DSC ban James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Retail trading surge on regulators’ radar, Vingoe says Keywords Investor protectionCompanies Autorité des marchés financiers last_img read more

Selection Process for Path Being Reviewed

first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Director General in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Faith Innerarity, has informed that the selection process for prospective Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) beneficiaries is currently being reviewed, to ensure that the neediest in the society are assisted. “PATH is continuously being reviewed, the programme is being re-evaluated. For persons who have applied for PATH, if you have not been successful, utilise the appeals mechanism. This is where the social worker makes a visit to your home, they look at your situation and they take into consideration your total environment and not just the variables that are included on the questionnaire,” she said. Mrs. Innerarity noted that the method used for the beneficiary identification system was introduced to ensure “a transparent, objective system of selecting persons for benefits, where the funds are insufficient to provide benefit to everyone”. She was speaking at an Age Demands Action (ADA) stakeholders’ conference in commemoration of United Nations International Day of Older Persons, at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston, on September 26. “The number of older persons who are now on PATH is significantly higher than the numbers originally targeted. Recently also, the Ministry received some special funding – a grant- to ensure that more older persons and persons with disabilities are accommodated on PATH. So, the Ministry is mindful of the needs of citizens,” she added. She noted that analysis has shows that 53 per cent of citizens are not covered by the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) or by PATH, adding that, “it is only 47 per cent of older persons who are receiving NIS or PATH”. “The ideal situation is that every older person would have access to a pension, whether contributory or non-contributory, and we fully agree with the advocacy by HelpAge International towards a universal social pension. This is something we are in agreement with, that at a particular age, every older person should be in receipt of some benefit. It will take us some time to get there, but this is a policy option which we are examining,” she said. The Director General said that benefits such as these, among others, are critical in strengthening social policies for citizens who are vulnerable, so that they will have access to some income support. “We are fully cognizant of the fact that our older persons have made significant contribution to nation building. Senior citizens week was recently launched and this provided an opportunity for us to celebrate seniors,” she said, adding that issues relating to older persons are of utmost importance to the Ministry. ADA is a global campaign, organised by HelpAge, calling for the protection of older persons’ rights. This campaign is usually held to commemorate the International Day of Older Persons, celebrated on October 1 annually. HelpAge International helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives. RelatedSelection Process for Path Being Reviewed Selection Process for Path Being Reviewed LabourSeptember 27, 2011 RelatedSelection Process for Path Being Reviewed By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter RelatedSelection Process for Path Being Reviewedlast_img read more