Mark Blaker, an independent district councillor, has written to Rebecca Pow, the local Conservative MP and a junior environment minister, asking her to intervene. “This will be the biggest building for a 10-mile radius. It will be a statement of our community aspirations and our hopes for generations of young people to come. Ignoring the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy in the much-needed new building feels like a betrayal of those aspirations,” he says. … [Read more...] about Renewables barely feature in building programme for 500 schools
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Pearl Jam quickly abandoned their tour plans, and after being prompted by Justice Department officials, they filed an antitrust complaint against Ticketmaster, triggering a federal investigation into the company’s alleged monopoly. (Although it was the Justice Department that had approached Pearl Jam, it was often wrongly reported that the band initiated the complaint.) Pearl Jam claimed that Ticketmaster, after scooping up its competitors, abused its marketplace dominance by collecting sky-high service fees and signing exclusive deals with major concert venues, leaving consumers and artists with no other alternative. (Approximately half a dozen small regional companies scramble for the 30 percent of the market that Ticketmaster doesn’t command.) … [Read more...] about Pearl Jam: Taking on Ticketmaster
Security guards wearing blue surgical masks and mustard blazers guarded the entrances to the sprawling gaming floor last week where rows of tables and slots sat untouched. Elsewhere in the complex, stores remained closed and gondolas were moored to the side of an ersatz Venetian canal — all while Patti LaBelle’s “Lady Marmalade” played over the resort’s sound system to mostly cleaning crews lugging vacuum cleaners. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus shutdown costing Macao’s gaming industry $100 million a day. Why are casinos OK with that?
Richard Ojeda — State senator from West Virginia who lost a highly publicized 2018 US House race. Ran for 10 days on a populist platform of helping the working classEric Swalwell — Representative from California. Ran for 98 days on a gun control platformMike Gravel — Former senator from Alaska and former presidential candidate. Ran for 121 days on an anti-war platform. Said he was never in it to win, anywayJohn Hickenlooper — Former governor of Colorado. Ran for 165 days as a moderate, pushing pro-business policies. Said he would consider a Senate runJay Inslee — Current Governor of Washington state. Ran for 173 days on a platform of climate change actionSeth Moulton — Current representative for Massachusetts. Ran on advancing the military, creating public healthcare and passing the Green New Deal. Dropped out after 123 daysKirsten Gillibrand — Two-term senator from New York and a former lawyer. Her top priority was supporting women and working … [Read more...] about Who is running for president in 2020? Donald Trump, and these 13 Democrats
Speaking at the function, he said that with an objective to promote backward areas in the country, the Union Government had chalked out a plan and coined these areas as 'aspirational districts'. Under this programme, Ramanathapuram would get a boost in all spheres that it would become developed soon. … [Read more...] about Minister lays stone for modern lighthouse at Dhanushkodi