L.E. Aoife Detains British Registered Fishing Vessel

first_img View post tag: fishing Training & Education View post tag: Detains Share this article View post tag: Defence View post tag: AOIFE View post tag: Defense The Naval Service Vessel L.É. AOIFE detained a British registered fishing vessel approximately 90 nautical miles south west off Mizen Head, Co Cork on wednesday 21st.The detention was in relation to an alleged technical breach of fishing regulations.The vessel is being escorted by the L.É. AOIFE to Castletownbere, and it is expected to arrive alongside tomorrow morning, where it will be handed over to An Gardaí Síochána.This brings to 730 total vessels boarded by the Naval Service in 2013. There have been 24 warnings issued and this is the 7th vessel detained by the Naval Service so far this year.[mappress]Press Release, August 23, 2013; Image: Navy August 23, 2013 View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: British Back to overview,Home naval-today L.E. Aoife Detains British Registered Fishing Vessel View post tag: Registered View post tag: L.E. L.E. Aoife Detains British Registered Fishing Vessel View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: vessellast_img read more

SMC appoints sexual assault task force members

first_imgEric Richelsen | The Observer Last Wednesday, the Saint Mary’s faculty selected members for President Carol Ann Mooney’s task force on sexual assault. Mooney officially announced the creation of the task force over the summer after a screening of the documentary “The Hunting Ground” on April 9 spurred dialogue on the issue of sexual assault on campus.In a letter sent Sept. 8 to Saint Mary’s campus community, Mooney said the task force is comprised of Saint Mary’s students, faculty and staff, and it will announce its recommendations in May. Staff members include counselor Gina Christiana, Vice President for Student Affairs Karen Johnson, Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations Shay Jolly, College counsel Rich Nugent and Director of Campus Ministry Regina Wilson. Students on the task force include sophomore Lydia Lorenc, juniors Caylin McCallick, Kayla Gaughan, Julianne Olivieri and senior Bri O’Brien.Faculty members include Bettina Spencer, associate professor of psychology, librarian Ula Gaha and Jamie Wagman, assistant professor of history and gender and women’s studies.Mooney wrote in the letter,“I am most appreciative of the willingness of so many to participate in this important work and thank them in advance for their service. Minutes of the task force’s meetings will be posted on the college’s portal — [which is] expected to ‘go live’ on October 6.”Mooney, who will serve as chair of the committee, said the task force will address three issues: reducing and eliminating sexual assault and sexual violence against students, improving the College’s procedures for handling claims of sexual assault and sexual violence and providing better support for students who have survived some form of sexual violence.Gaughan said she is honored to be on the task force and hopes her participation will contribute to a reform of the current system.“Being on the task force means I have an opportunity to voice students opinions, concerns and thoughts about sexual assault here at Saint Mary’s,” Gaughan said.“This task force is important to Saint Mary’s because sexual assault is an epidemic on our campus and college campuses around the United States.”The task force is a step in the right direction for the College, Gaughan said.“‘The Hunting Ground’ illustrated how the current system does not serve the student body or survivors. The task force gives us an opportunity make progress in prevention, policy and procedure.” Tags: President Mooney, Presidential Taskforce, saint mary’s, SMClast_img read more

In Prairie State Settlement, AMP to Refund $67 Million

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Bond Buyer:Ohio-based American Municipal Power Inc. says it has resolved a Securities and Exchange Commission probe triggered by the troubles of the coal-fired Prairie State Energy project in Illinois.The resolution was disclosed in an offering statement for the refunding of up to $67 million of debt tied to the project.Proceeds will refund debt sold in 2008 and 2009 to finance AMP’s share in the campus. The refunding will lower debt service requirements over the next five years to better position the project cost structure in relation to participant billings.The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, an environmental group that promotes renewable sources of energy, said that even after the refinancing of Prairie State bonds, the cities and towns throughout the Midwest that signed contracts to purchase power from the Prairie State plant are paying almost twice the price for power sold on the energy markets.“Some are finding themselves in a position where they are using up reserves or can’t provide money from the electric funds to support their general revenue funds,” executive director of the IEFFA Sandy Buchanan said. “For example, IEEFA found that in 2016 the city of Galion, Ohio paid $2.3 million more for power from Prairie State than it would have paid had it purchased power through the wholesale market. Even with a series of bond refinances and other measures aimed at mitigating the city’s participation in the plant, the Galion Electric Fund has used up a sizeable portion of its reserves, and is now considering whether it needs to raise electric rates.”More ($): No SEC action as probe into AMP’s Prairie State bonds concludes In Prairie State Settlement, AMP to Refund $67 Millionlast_img read more