first_img Tagged with: Technology Trading Microsoft on the other hand are adamant that the donations programme is legal.Read “Microsoft to offer free software” by Paul Abrahams and Daniel Dombey at FT.com. Howard Lake | 15 May 2003 | News Microsoft to offer free software to education and governments AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Microsoft plans to offer free and discounted software to governments and educational institutions, although critics have suggested this might contravene European antitrust law.By offering free and discounted software to particular sectors Microsoft could be viewed as abusing its near monopoly status, according to FT.com. “European law prohibits companies with monopolies using discounts that discriminate between customers and exclude competitors from the market”, reports the financial newspaper.The donations are presumably part of Microsoft’s efforts to ensure it does not lose out to its rival free operating system Linux. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Commitment to a long-term plan: to make every aspect of production, film making and editing behind the camera is more diverse and inclusive.High profile supporters will not be sent to international project visits next year, and Comic Relief says that in future years if the charity were to consider inviting celebrities to international projects it would only be if films and narratives continued to be fully led by local people. The charity will continue to work on high profile celebrity challenges in the UK and across the globe, which have often focused on extreme physical feats like mountain climbing , desert trekking and marathons, while its high profile supporters will also help present Red Nose Day TV shows on the night. Advertisement New storytelling guidelinesComic Relief is now finalising its new storytelling guidelines with key changes set to include: Local film makers will direct all new African films for Red Nose Day 2021: employing local film makers gives viewers a closer, authentic look at the heart of issues directly from affected communities. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Ruth Davison, Chief Executive of Comic Relief, said: “Over the last 30 years, our international appeals have helped us raise over £1.4bn and we are immensely grateful. We know times are changing rapidly now and we need to modernise our approaches internationally to give local communities the opportunity to lead their stories. We’ve listened to communities, our peers, critics and supporters and I’m proud to be leading the charity at this exciting time as we develop our approaches and shift the power. I hope audiences will see that by investing in wider creative partnership across Africa our films will be more authentic and engaging than ever.” Comic Relief announces move away from celebrity-led appeal films Working with media organisations across Africa: not just on appeal films but also on a range of creative projects outside of appeals by raising awareness of wider narratives across the continent. This includes a series of short films made by African filmmakers launching today – the Sema’s Stori project.  256 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2center_img Sir Lenny Henry, Comic Relief Honorary Life President and co-founder, and June Sarpong OBE, BBC Creative Director of Diversity, will lead the opening event with a special discussion around changes in the creative industry, hosted by Charlene White, ITV News broadcaster. At the event Sir Lenny Henry will discuss Comic Relief’s journey and changes with international appeal films to reflect both modern audiences and modern Africa.He will also mention Comic Relief using its funding streams for the first time to address racial inequalities by investing nearly £6 million in Black-led and minority-led organisations across the UK. After recent reports showed the disproportionate effects of Covid-19 on Black and minority ethnic communities, Comic Relief launched a new fund to reach small grassroots charities helping minority communities in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust (NET). Due to the response a second round, alongside NET and Clothworkers Foundation, is set to be launched next week.Sir Lenny Henry, said: “Diversity and inclusion is important both in front and behind the camera. Times have changed and society has evolved, and we must evolve too. African people don’t want us to tell their stories for them, what they need is more agency, a platform and partnership. I have seen first-hand what it means for African communities to see someone who looks just like them in charge of directing films.  I am so glad that Comic Relief has listened and put in the work to develop its appeal films and deliver greater representation as they continue to raise millions for people in poverty around the world.”The second part of today’s opening online event will include an international panel discussion on ethical filmmaking, and premier with an exclusive first look at three new African-led films produced through Comic Relief’s Sema Stori Initiative delivered in partnership with Docubox, East Africa’s only film funder, owned and run by African film makers. The project worked with 10 up and coming African film makers on a series of short films exploring social issues through the eyes of local communities. Josh Kisamwa, filmmaker, said: “As a Kenyan filmmaker there are very few opportunities, but through this programme I was able to create something that I feel is very important. I love that instead of sending a crew to make a piece, Sema Stori supported me, because I am a firm believer in Africans documenting Africa for Africans. It is extremely crucial that we start telling the continent’s stories ourselves because I feel it’s more authentic and it is our reality.” Comic Relief is changing its approach in a move that will see it stop sending celebrities to Africa for its appeals, and instead use local people to tell their own stories with the help of local film makers and photographers.All new African appeal films for Red Nose Day 2021 will employ this new approach. The move follows criticism of some charities’ appeal films, including those of Comic Relief, reinforcing ‘white saviour’ stereotypes by fronting them with celebrities. It is part of the charity’s commitment to shifting the narrative in its storytelling to reflect its audiences’ greater awareness of international issues and to empower and provide a platform for local leaders and communities to lead their own stories. Furthering diversity & equalityThe charity also launches a series of online discussions today (28 October) which aim to explore better ways to work across charity and creative sectors to support Black and ethnic minority communities and address inequalities.  Switching the spotlight: project workers, doctors, teachers, parents and local members of the community will lead their own international stories, giving audiences insight into grassroots level with international appeal films. 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first_img SHARE By Andy Eubank – Nov 25, 2013 Facebook Twitter Home Energy NCGA Helps Welcome NASCAR Back to St. Louis Area Facebook Twitter NASCAR racing is coming back to Gateway Motorsports Park and so is American Ethanol. Track officials and NASCAR representatives made the announcement today at the track located near St. Louis on the Illinois-Missouri border.The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return on June 14, 2014. The venue reopened in March of 2012 after investing more than $11.5 million in track and facility improvements.National Corn Growers Association President Martin Barbre joined track owner Curtis Francois, NASCAR VP of Racing Operations Jim Cassidy, and American Ethanol spokesman and St. Louis native Kenny Wallace for the announcement.“We have had great success utilizing the American Ethanol brand to educate the NASCAR Nation about the performance, economic and environmental benefits of corn-based ethanol over the last three years.” Barbre said. “This track sits in the heart of corn country so it will provide us another good opportunity to educate the public.”Source: NCGA NCGA Helps Welcome NASCAR Back to St. Louis Area SHARE Previous articleIndiana to be Home of National Soil Health Tour in 2014Next articleIndiana Farmers Making Plans to Fight EPA Proposal Andy Eubanklast_img read more

first_img Community News 3 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Subscribe Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  National Hispanic Media Coalition President and CEO Alex NogalesThe National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) and the National Latino Media Council (NLMC) are planning to launch a series of protest actions against the film company Paramount Pictures for not giving enough opportunities for Latino actors, writers, and directors.In a press conference in Pasadena Tuesday, the NHMC and NLMC said they are asking the public to boycott Paramount Pictures and join their actions, including a social media campaign and demonstrations nationwide, until the film company signs a memorandum of understanding with the two media associations.If they do sign, Paramount should detail how they plan to solve their “shameful numbers when it comes to Latino employment, in front of and behind the camera,” according to a NHMC statement.“Latinos can no longer wait for the film companies to, as they say, bring us into their films ‘organically,’” Alex Nogales, President and CEO of the NHMC, said. “Latinos must be part and parcel of the film industry. The talent is there and as a community, we need the positive stories and sensitivity of our actors, writers, and directors to counter the anti-Latino rhetoric and actions of the Trump administration who has influenced a large portion of the population to look at us as the dregs of society.”Paramount Pictures released a statement Tuesday in response to the NHMC and NLMC statements, a report in Deadline Hollywood said. The film company said they have met with NHMC in a good faith effort “to see how we could partner as we further drive Paramount’s culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging.”“Under our new leadership team, we continue to make progress – including ensuring representation in front of and behind the camera in upcoming films – and welcome the opportunity to build and strengthen relationships with the Latino creative community further,” the statement said.Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, who spoke at the NHMC-NLMC press conference, said only 2.7 percent of Latinos were in films in 2016, quoting a report from UCLA’s Bunche Center.“The lack of representation of Latinos by the film studios is an embarrassment and a disservice to our community,” Molina said. “The unfair portrayal of our community paired with our current political climate is putting us at harm to how the world sees us. It’s time for Latinos to be included, time for people outside our community to see what makes the Latino community truly great.”Thomas A. Saenz, MALDEF president and general counsel and NLMC chair, said the “severe underrepresentation in media” of any significant community has real consequences, including politicians targeting the excluded community in their campaigns and rhetoric.“The Latino community understands these consequences and will hold the media companies with the worst records of underrepresentation accountable for their complicity in the denial of civil rights to the Latino community, the nation’s largest minority group,” Saenz said.Brenda Victoria Castillo, NHMC President and CEO-elect, said Latinos comprise more than 57 million people in the United States with a purchasing power of more than $1.5 trillion.“Latinos purchase 24 percent of all tickets sold at the box office. That’s real power,” Castillo said. “Do not be compliant and accepting of the way the film studios discriminate against us Latinos. Resist the way Hollywood depicts us in negative stereotypes. Rise up, stay woke, and take action.”During the press conference, Dr. Matt A. Barreto, co-founder and Managing Partner of Latino Decisions, presented a NHMC commissioned report, “Latinos, Movie Watching, and Views on Representation in Film,” which surveyed 423 adults in the U.S. who self-identified as Latino or Hispanic, with data collected from May 21 to 29.The survey was intended to probe movie consumption patterns among Latinos in the last 12 months, in theater and at home, views on Latino representation in film, and their willingness to act in response to poor representation. The full results are available through NHMC’s website, www.nhmc.org. 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first_img Facebook By OA Life – February 24, 2021 Twitter Pinterest Twitter MIDLAND>> Alldredge Market at the Gardens has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Alldredge Gardens, 3300 N. Fairgrounds Road, Midland. Local vendors will be selling a variety of hand-crafted items, including food, photos, soaps, breads, salsa and more. Visit tinyurl.com/y5mao9cn.>> Downtown Library at the Plaza, 301 W. Missouri Ave., Midland, has scheduled the 2019 Summer Reading Kick-off Party from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Activities include Summer Reading registration, games, jumpers, face painting and more. Visit https://www.co.midland.tx.us/150/Public-Libraries.>> Museum of the Southwest, 1705 W. Missouri Ave., Midland, has scheduled a Summer Sunday Lawn Concert featuring the Tall City Band from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday on the front lawn of the Turner Mansion. The concert is family and pet-friendly. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers. Food trucks will be onsite. Admission is free. Call 683-2882 or visit MuseumSW.org.>> The Museum of the Southwest, 1705 W. Missouri Ave., Midland, has scheduled two architectural exhibitions through June 9. “Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior” and “Truth in Architecture: Drawings by Paul Stevenson Oles FAIA.” Midland native “Steve” Oles an architectural illustrators and prior to his retirement, he taught architectural drawing at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Rhode Island School of Design, Yale University and MIT. Admission is $5 for ages 12 and up and $3 for ages 3-11 and seniors. Museum members and children age 3 and under get in free. Admission is free for everyone on Sundays. Call 683-2882 or visit MuseumSW.org.>> Kelly D. Kennedy Fine Art, 100 N. Main St., Suite 102, Midland, has scheduled a First Thursday Art & Wine Soirée from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. There will be works from more than 30 artists, complimentary wine and lite bites. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available at the parking garage off Texas Avenue, behind Wall Street Lofts.>> The Beer Garden, 7112 W. Highway 80, Midland, has scheduled The Eighty Eights Show and Dueling Pianos, a live performance with interactive singing and dancing, at 9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. For more information or reservations, call 558-0772 or 806-441-0681 or visit www.midlandbeergarden.com.>> The Midland Gem and Mineral Society, 602 S. Main St., Midland, has scheduled “Open Shop Night” for members and the public from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays. Guests can watch members cut rocks and work on lapidary projects. Visit www.midlandgemandmineral.org.>> Permian Basin Poetry Society meets for a writer’s round table at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month at the Midland County Centennial Library, 2503 West Loop 250 North, Midland. Writers of all genres are welcome. Admission is free. Email [email protected] or visit Poetrysocietyoftexas.org. What’s Going On May 31 WhatsApp WhatsApp MARFA>> Ballroom Marfa, 108 E. San Antonio St., Marfa, has scheduled “Candelilla, Coatlicue and the Breathing Machine,” an exhibition with newly commissioned and existing works by Beatriz Cortez, Candice Lin and Fernando Palma Rodríguez, through the end of September. The exhibition includes contributions that range from wax pours to robotic storytellers to provisional shelters and beyond. Admission is free. Call 432-729-3600, email [email protected] or visit www.ballroommarfa.org. SEMINOLE>> De Roode Staul, 467 US Highway 385 South, Seminole, has scheduled a Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Visit tinyurl.com/y5xt5etn. TAGS  Local News Previous articleKhudobin helps Stars end 6-game skid in 3-0 win vs. PanthersNext articleOPD, ECSO see few incidents during heavy rainfall OA Life What’s Going On logo ODESSA>> Ector County Dance Club has scheduled dance nights with a live band featuring Johnny & Suzy from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at the Northside Senior Center, 1225 N. Adams Ave. Admission is $5. Visitors are welcome. The dances are alcohol and smoke free events. Call 337-5281.>> Permian Playhouse, 310 W. 42nd St., has scheduled Tuesdays with Morrie, story of Mitch Albom and his beloved college professor Morrie Shwartz, at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10. Call 362-2329 or visit inyurl.com/yxmac25m.>> The City of Odessa Parks Department has scheduled a free Movie in the Park featuring “Christopher Robin” (PG) at dark on today at UTPB Park, East 42nd Street and Highway 191. Cartoons will begin around 8:45 p.m. The movie is scheduled to begin at dark. Admission is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Concessions will be available. Call 368-3548, email [email protected] or visit OdessaTXParks.org.>> Old School Wrestling (OSW) has scheduled Title Chaos at 7 p.m. Saturday at the OSW Fear Factory, 404 E. 61st St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Belltime is at 7:30 p.m. Every championship will be on the line. In the Main Event, Jason Erra will be defending his OSW title against a Wildcard. General admission is $10. Tickets are available at Endless Horizons. Visit tinyurl.com/yyh4dx9t.>> Far West Event Center, 5850 W. University Blvd., has scheduled The Bigg Facts Turn Up Concert featuring MoneyBagg Yo at 7 p.m. Saturday. For tickets, visit tinyurl.com/yyxyk946.>> Gabby-Doo Saloon, 6009 N. Golder Ave., has scheduled a night of comedy and music starting at 8 p.m. Saturday. Visit tinyurl.com/y5xsl469.>> The Black Cultural Council of Odessa (BCCO) has scheduled the 2019 Juneteenth Celebration June 14-16 and June 19 at Woodson Park, 1020 E. Murphy St. The annual “Celebration of Freedom” honors the day when Texas slaves finally learned of their emancipation. T-shirts will be sold from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and June 9 in Woodson Park. Visit www.odessabcc.org/juneteenth.>> The Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland, has scheduled comedian Anjelah Johnson to perform at 7 p.m. Sunday. Box hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 800-514-3849 or visit www.wagnernoel.com.>> The Odessa Barrios Lions Club meets at 9 a.m. on the first and third Saturday of each month at Mi Casa Restaurant, 1301 N. West County Road.>> The Odessa Ante Meridian Lions Club meets at 8 a.m. Saturdays at Mi Casa Restaurant, 1301 N. West County Road. Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

first_img Previous articleFinn Harps announce signing of Kosovar SadikiNext articleCalls for end to Buncrana gridlock woes News Highland Twitter Pinterest Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – January 23, 2020 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Twitter A nationwide status yellow fog warning is in place until eleven o’clock this morning.Motorists are being advised to drive with extra care and use fog lights when necessary.Met Eireann says there’s the risk of dense fog in every county.center_img Facebook Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Fog warning in place for Donegal DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

first_imgFrozenShutter/iStockBy LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A Marine Corps F-35 fighter jet crashed in Imperial County, California, after clipping the wing of a Marine KC-130 refueling tanker during a mid-air refueling, according to a Marine Corps statement.The F-35 pilot was able to eject safely and the KC-130 was able to carry out a safe emergency landing. The pilot is now being treated for his injuries.“At approximately 1600 (4 p.m. Pacific time) it was reported that an F-35B made contact with a KC-130J during an air-to-air refueling evolution, resulting in the crash of the F-35B,” read a statement from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Yuma, Arizona. “The pilot of the F-35B ejected successfully and is currently being treated.”“The KC-130J is on deck in the vicinity of Thermal Airport. All crew members of the KC-130J have been reported safe,” read the statement.The refueling tanker landed near a field, according to images published on social media.A defense official said the KC-130 was stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California, and the F-35 was based in Iwakuni, Japan.The Marines said the incident is under investigation.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgWater vapour is a potent greenhouse gas, and the observed increases in water vapour in the stratosphere act to cool it. Possible changes in stratospheric temperatures are important for future ozone loss because colder temperatures in the edge region of the Antarctic ozone hole act to increase polar stratospheric clouds there, and so delay recovery of the ozone hole. Trends in lower-stratospheric temperature within the core of the Antarctic vortex in winter should be a unique indicator of trends in stratospheric water vapour, because neither changes in CO2 nor in ozone have a large effect on temperature in the lower stratosphere in the dark. Here, measured stratospheric temperatures southward of 70 S in winter are presented and their quality and corrections discussed. The character and magnitude of the long-term changes at Halley (76 S) are similar from 100 to 70 hPa and at 50 hPa, whether corrected for sonde changes or not, and are also similar to those at other Antarctic sites. We found no significant trend in temperatures at Halley between 1960 and 2000, which is inconsistent with the change calculated from the trend in lower-stratospheric water vapour in northern hemisphere midlatitudes between 1960 and 2000. Over the shorter interval between 1980 and 2000 at Halley, the change in temperature was -1.8 +/- 0.6 K, in agreement with the change calculated from the trend in stratospheric water vapour in northern hemisphere midlatitudes between 1980 and 2000. The differences between these periods are discussed in terms of: possible fortuitous agreement between 1980 and 2000; the poorer representation and quality of the measurements of stratospheric water vapour between 1960 and 1980; and a possible large variation in the rate of oxidation of CH4 to H2O in the upper stratosphere between 1960 and 1980. Such a variation in oxidation rate was observed by satellite between 1992 and 1999.last_img read more

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGUNNISON/GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-Friday and Saturday, No. 22 Dixie State men’s basketball (17-4, 12-3 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference action) visits the Colorado Western Slope to face Western Colorado (8-13, 5-10 in RMAC play) and Colorado Mesa (13-8, 9-6 in RMAC play) respectively.The Trailblazers continue to excel under the watch of 15-year head coach Jon Judkins (279-130, .682 at Dixie State; 563-258, .685 as a collegiate head coach).Judkins is presently 19 wins away from surpassing former University of Utah women’s head basketball coach Elaine Elliott (582-234, .713) who coached the Utes from 1983-2008.Dixie State scores 81.2 points per game, tying the Trailblazers for 70th nationally in scoring offense with St. Thomas Aquinas.Dixie State is led by junior forward/center Hunter Schofield who leads the Trailblazers in scoring (16.4 points), rebounding (6.8 boards per game) and blocked shots (12).Senior guard Jack Pagenkopf (13.6 points, 6 rebounds per game, team-bests in assists [129] and steals [43]) and junior guard Dason Youngblood (1o.5 points per game) also score in double-figures on average for Dixie State.The Trailblazers surrender 71.9 points per game, ranking Dixie State 92nd nationally in scoring defense.The Mountaineers are coached by Bradd Schafer who is 44-114 (.278) in his sixth season at the helm at Gunnison, Colo.Western Colorado scores 71 points per game as the Mountaineers are tied for 244th nationally in scoring offense with American International.Australian national, freshman forward Josh Tomasi leads the Mountaineers in scoring (14.3 points per game) and rebounding (6.8 boards per game).Sophomore guard Cole Sienknecht (13.1 points per game), freshman guard Matthew Ragsdale (11.1 points per game) and junior guard Jackson Ehrlin (10.7 points per game) also score in double figures on-average for Western Colorado.Senior guard Monroe Porter  leads the Mountaineers in assists (54), steals (16) and blocked shots (11).Western Colorado surrenders 78.4 points per game, ranking the Mountaineers 214th nationally in scoring defense.The Trailblazers lead the Mountaineers 5-0 all-time.Colorado Mesa is coached by second-year head coach Mike DeGeorge (32-18, .640) as the Mavericks are seventh in the RMAC standings currently.Colorado Mesa scores 82.6 points per game as the Mavericks are ranked 51st nationally in scoring offense.Senior guard Tommy Nuno leads Colorado Mesa in scoring (15.3 points per game) and assists (97) while also averaging 6 rebounds per game.Junior guard Georgie Dancer (12.8 points per game), senior guard Michael Skinner (12.3 points per game, a team-best 6.2 rebounds per game and a team-best 37 steals), junior center Ethan Richardson (11.3 points per game) and junior guard Jared Small (11 points per game, a team-best 24 blocked shots) each score in double figures on-average for the Mavericks.Colorado Mesa surrenders 75.2 points per game, tying the Mavericks with Saint Leo for 158th nationally in scoring defense.The Trailblazers lead the Mavericks 7-4 all-time, having won four straight in the series and six out of the last seven overall. Brad James Written by February 5, 2020 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Visits Western Colorado and Colorado Mesa This Weekend Tags: Colorado Mesa men’s basketball/Dixie State men’s basketballlast_img read more

first_imgTo be built in Texas, the Port Arthur plant is expected to produce 400 million gallons of renewable diesel annually as well as 40 million gallons of renewable naphtha Image: The Port Arthur plant is expected to produce 400 million gallons of renewable diesel per year. Photo courtesy of LEEROY Agency from Pixabay. Diamond Green Diesel has announced plans to build a new renewable diesel plant in Port Arthur, Texas.The company,  a 50-50 joint venture between  Darling Ingredients and Valero Energy, would own and operate the new plant.Darling Ingredients and Valero are conducting an advanced engineering and development cost review for the new plant, which would take advantage of refining capabilities at Valero’s current Port Arthur plant.The plant is proposed to churn out 400 million gallons of renewable diesel per year as well as 40 million gallons of renewable naphtha.Darling Ingredients Chairman and CEO Randall Stuewe said: “The demand for a low carbon fuel solution continues to grow, as markets move to reduce their carbon intensity. Leveraging its proven technology, DGD continues to adapt and expand production to address that need for the benefit of our environment, our customers and our shareholders.”“Diamond Green Diesel has become the most efficient and immediate drop-in, low carbon fuel solution by capitalizing on the powerful combination of Valero’s refining operations and marketing capabilities with Darling’s integrated supply chain and raw material sourcing expertise.“With these complementary capabilities, Diamond Green Diesel has established itself as the leading industry standard in North America—providing a premier product to the world’s expanding low carbon fuel markets.”The proposed plant in Port Arthur would increase Diamond Green Diesel’s annual production to about 1.1 billion gallons, along with almost 100 million gallons of renewable naphtha.Construction of the Port Arthur plant to begin in 2021Subject to further engineering, receipt of necessary permits, and approval by the boards of Darling and Valero, the final investment decision on the project is expected to be taken in 2021.Following the investment decision, the construction of the proposed renewable diesel plant is expected to begin in 2021 while operations could begin in 2024.Currently, Diamond Green Diesel operates a renewable diesel refinery in Norco, Louisiana which is capable of producing approximately 275 million gallons of renewable diesel per year and is undergoing expansion to increase production to 675 million gallons.The expansion of the Louisiana facility is targeted for completion at the end of 2021.last_img read more