Entergy agrees to sell Rhode Island natural gas-fired power plant

first_imgNorthstar Vermont Yankee,Vermont Business Magazine Entergy Corp. (NYSE:ETR) today announced that its wholesale generation division, Entergy Wholesale Commodities, has entered into an agreement to sell its 583-megawatt Rhode Island State Energy Center (RISEC), located in Johnston, RI, to Carlyle Power Partners. The facility is a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle generating plant that entered commercial service in 2002.The base sales price is approximately $490 million, subject to closing adjustments. Entergy Wholesale Commodities purchased the plant for $346 million in December 2011. Entergy expects to record a net gain of approximately $0.50 per share assuming closing of the sale occurs in the fourth quarter 2015, subject to working capital and other adjustments. The gain on sale will be classified as a special item, and as such, excluded from operational earnings.“Our strategy for EWC is focused on being disciplined about reducing risk and freeing up financial resources for other opportunities,” said Entergy Chairman and CEO Leo Denault. “RISEC has been a very good investment for us, and its sale is consistent with that strategy.”Entergy shut down the 605 MW Vermont Yankee nuclear plant in Vernon in December 2014.Source: Entergy 10.8.2015last_img read more

Demi Hindari Covid-19, Wanita Skotlandia Cuci Semua Makanan Berbahan Plastik

first_img“Ini awal tahun 2020 dan kamu mencuci semua barang yang dibungkus palstik,” tulis Lisa pada foto yang diunggahnya tersebut.Postingan itu bahkan sudah disukai lebih dari 100 kali dan ternyata banyak pengguna Twitter yang mengaku memcuci barang-barang yang dibeli dari supermarket. Salah seorang warganet mengatakan mereka melakukan hal itu sudah selama sebulan dan yang lainnya mengatakan mendapat kiriman Morrison dan semua tidak bisa dibersihkan atau dicuci dan menjemurnya diluar selama tiga hari untuk plastik dan kardus selama seharian sebelum semuanya masuk ke dalam lemari pendingin.Seorang dokter Michigan telah mendesak orang untuk meninggalkan barang belanjaan mereka di luar selama tiga hari atau benar-benar mendisinfeksi setiap produk makanan.Dalam video YouTube yang diposting pada hari Selasa (24/3/2020). Jeffrey VanWingen, seorang dokter di Family Medicine Specialists di Grand Rapids, memperingatkan pelanggan untuk lebih berhati-hati dengan kemasan makanan mereka.Dia menyarankan cara terbaik untuk menghindari mengambil kuman dari bahan makanan Anda adalah membiarkannya di luar selama tiga hari sebelum menyentuhnya. Tetapi ketika ini tidak mungkin, dia menunjukkan bagaimana dia percaya orang harus membersihkan barang-barang mereka dengan mendisinfeksi setiap barang dengan tisu atau semprotan dan membersihkannya dari kemasan luarnya.“Ini semua sepertinya memakan waktu, tetapi, sebenarnya, saat ini orang memiliki sedikit lebih banyak waktu di tangan mereka. Mari kita menjadi metodis dan aman, dan tidak mengambil risiko,” kata Vanwingen.“Bayangkan desinfektan dan sabun itu, mereka memiliki kekuatan untuk melarutkan kilau itu,” tambahnya.Namun, seorang profesor penyakit menular mengatakan risiko penularan melalui kemasan makanan rendah dan orang harus menggunakan akal sehat. Stephen Baker, dari Departemen Kedokteran di Universitas Cambridge, mengatakan virus tidak seperti bakteri karena tidak bertahan dengan baik di luar tubuh.Halaman virus corona di situs web NHS juga mengatakan, sangat tidak mungkin menyebar melalui hal-hal seperti paket atau makanan. Baker menjelaskan risikonya ‘tidak nol’ ketika datang ke supermarket dan pengiriman makanan rumah, tetapi ‘relatif kecil’. Baker mengatakan roti yang diambil dari rak supermarket harus langsung dimasukkan ke dalam tas, dan disarankan untuk mencuci buah dan sayuran segar seperti biasa.“Hal-hal yang ada dalam paket, saya akan mempertahankan tingkat akal sehat dengan pandangan bahwa mereka tidak mungkin membuat orang sakit,” katanya.Baca juga: Peneliti: Virus Corona Bisa Bertahan Selama 7 Hari di Masker BedahDia menambahkan bahwa tisu basah atau tisu alkohol dapat digunakan jika ada kekhawatiran. Baker mengatakan virus itu akan bertahan untuk jangka waktu tertentu pada pengemasan, tetapi tidak selamanya.“Saya pikir kita tidak bisa sampai pada titik di mana kita mendisinfeksi setiap barang yang kita hubungi. Saya akan mengatakan tidak ada keharusan nyata untuk membuang kemasan lebih cepat daripada yang biasanya Anda lakukan, ‘katanya.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBeli Makanan Cepat Saji Lewat Drive-Thru Selama Pandemi? Ini Kata Para Ahli21/04/2020In “Featured”Covid Curry dan Mask Naan, Menu Makanan India Khas Pandemi Virus Corona04/08/2020In “Destinasi”Ini Dia! Lima Kelemahan Covid-1907/04/2020In “Featured” Cokelat dan sayur yang dicuci dalam air sabun (Twitter Lisa Mackenzie) Seorang wanita Skotlandia belum lama ini mengakui dirinya mencuci semua bahan makanan yang dibungkus plastik saat pandemi Covid-19 ini. Hal itu terjadi setelah seorang dokter di Amerika memperingatkan semua keluarga untuk meninggalkan produk mereka di luar selama tiga hari.Baca juga: Beli Makanan Cepat Saji Lewat Drive-Thru Selama Pandemi? Ini Kata Para Ahliselain itu juga membuang atau mendesinfeksi kemasan apa pun karena risiko infeksi yang kecil. Sebuah studi yang diterbitkan dalam New England Journal of Madecine menunjukkan bahwa virus ini bisa bertahan di karsud selama 24 jam dan stainles steel serta plastik selama tiga hari.Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari dailymail.com (27/3/2020), wanita Skotlandia tersebut bernama Lisa Mackenzie. Dia membagikan foto di Twitter tentang cokelat batangan yang belum dibuka dan direndam dalam sebuah wadah yang berisi air sabun.last_img read more

Rosie Ruiz, Boston Marathon course-cutter, dies at 66

first_img FILE – In this April 24, 1980 file photo, Rosie Ruiz, controversial first-place woman finisher in the 1980 Boston Marathon, speaks during a news conference in New York. Her title was stripped eight days later when it was found that she had not run the entire course. Ruiz died July 8, 2019 in Florida. She was 66. (AP Photo/David Karp, File) BOSTON | Rosie Ruiz, the Boston Marathon course-cutter who was stripped of her victory in the 1980 race and went on to become an enduring symbol of cheating in sports, has died. She was 66.Ruiz, who was also known as Rosie Vivas, died in Florida of cancer on July 8, according to an obituary that made no mention of her Boston Marathon infamy.“It’s a colorful part of the Boston Marathon history, that’s for sure,” said Bill Rodgers, who won the men’s race that year and was immediately suspicious of the woman sitting next to him on the awards podium. “Poor Rosie, she took all the brunt of it.”An unknown who didn’t look or act like she had just run 26.2 miles, Ruiz finished first in the women’s division in Boston in 1980 in a then-record time of 2 hours, 31 minutes, 56 seconds. Even as she was awarded her medal and the traditional olive wreath, her competitors wondered how a woman they hadn’t ever heard of — or seen on the course — could have won.“We knew that she had jumped in. We, who knew what the marathon was, we got it,” Rodgers told The Associated Press on Thursday. “She wasn’t sweating enough; she had on a heavy shirt; she didn’t know about running.“I was with her the next day on TV, and she was just crying her head off,” Rodgers said, adding that he thought Ruiz wanted to confess. “If she had just said, ‘I’m sorry. I made a mistake.’ Runners — we all drop out of races — we would have understood.”In an era before tracking chips and electronic checkpoints, race organizers used spotters to scribble down the bib numbers of runners going by. (They focused mainly on the men’s race.) Ruiz did not show up there, on videotape or in any of 10,000 photographs taken along the first 25 miles of the course.Grilled by the Boston Athletic Association about her training methods and pace, she had no answers and did not seem to recognize terms that would be common for elite marathoners; she also could not identify landmarks she would have passed on the course. Two Harvard students soon came forward to say they saw her join the race near Kenmore Square, about a mile from the finish.Ruiz was stripped of her title eight days after the race. Canadian Jacqueline Gareau was declared the rightful winner and brought back to Boston the next month to receive her due.“People, they’re still sorry for me. But at the same time I think they should feel sorry more for her,” Gareau, who also came in second in Boston twice and had two other top-10 finishes, told the AP.“Like everybody says, she’s part of my life. I cannot separate from her because of that story. She’s not a friend, but she’s been there so long.“I wish she would have contacted me some time and said ‘I’m so sorry,’ but no,” Gareau said. “She would have probably had a better life and felt better.”It was never established how Ruiz got to Kenmore Square, but the ensuing investigation showed she took the subway during the 1979 New York Marathon to obtain her qualifying time for Boston.The B.A.A. declined to comment on her death.Ruiz always maintained that she won the race fairly and never returned the medal she received on race day. (Gareau was given a substitute.)Ruiz vowed to run Boston again, to prove that she could do it.She never did.Gareau said she bumped into Ruiz at a 10K run in Miami in 1981, about nine months after Boston.“She presented herself to me, she said ‘Hi, I’m Rosie Ruiz.’ I just said, ‘Hi,’” Gareau recalled. “She still told me she won. So I didn’t really discuss it with her.”Born in Havana, Cuba, Ruiz came to the United States as an 8-year-old and settled with relatives in the Miami area. According to the obituary posted by the Quattlebaum Funeral, Cremation and Event Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, she studied piano at Wayne State College in Nebraska, moved to New York for five years and then back to Florida, where she worked as an accounts manager for a medical laboratory and as an accreditation specialist for the Better Business Bureau.She married Aicaro Vivas in 1984 and the couple divorced 2 1/2 years later. According to the obituary, she is survived by her domestic partner, Margarita Alvarez, and a brother, Robert Ruiz.The marathon shortcuts were not Ruiz’s only — or most serious — transgressions: The Boston Globe reported that she was arrested in New York on charges of stealing $60,000 in cash and checks from her employer in 1982. A year later, she was sentenced to three years of probation for cocaine trafficking.“She had a family. She was a loving person. She studied music, which tells me she did some good stuff in her life. But then this part of her life was a little bit weird. Never admitting it, too,” Gareau said. “I would not like to be in her place.”Shafner reported from New York. 1 of 2center_img FILE – In this April 21, 1980 file photo, Rosie Ruiz waves to the crowd after after being announced as winner of the women’s division of the Boston Marathon in Boston. Her title was stripped eight days later when it was found that she had not run the entire course. Ruiz died July 8, 2019 in Florida. She was 66. (AP Photo/File)last_img read more