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Casella Waste Systems to release quarterly results August 29

first_imgCasella Waste Systems Inc,Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling, and resource management services company based in Rutland, Vermont,, will host a conference call on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 to discuss its financial results for the company’s first quarter fiscal year 2012, which ended July 31, 2011.The company will release its financial results after the close of the market on Monday, August 29, 2011. The Company will host a conference call to discuss these results on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Individuals interested in participating in the call should dial (877) 548-9590 or (720) 545-0037 at least 10 minutes before start time. The call will also be webcast; to listen, participants should visit Casella Waste Systems’ website at http://ir.casella.com(link is external) and follow the appropriate link to the webcast.A replay of the call will be available on the company’s website, or by calling (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 (Conference ID 90088021) until 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 6, 2011.The company also announced today that the company’s management will be presenting at Wedbush Securities 2011 Clean Technology & Industrial Growth Management Access Conference on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. The conference is being held at the Westin Hotel in San Francisco, CA.The company indicated that, although this presentation is not expected to include any material non-public information, the presentation given at this conference will be made available to all investors on the company’s website. The presentation will be posted prior to the scheduled presentation time, and may be accessed via the Investors’ section of the company’s website at http://ir.casella.com(link is external). In addition, the presentation will be webcast live via a link on the company’s website.  RUTLAND, VT–(Marketwire – August 15, 2011) –last_img read more

Green Bonds Hit Record Total $155 Billion In 2017

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:LONDON—Global green bond issuance hit a record $155.5 billion in 2017, surpassing previous estimates, and could reach $250 billion-$300 billion this year, research from the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) shows.Issuance last year was 78 percent higher than 2016’s $87.2 billion and well above the CBI’s estimate in December of $130 billion. The United States, China and France accounted for 56 percent of total issuance in 2017, according to the CBI, a London-based non-profit organisation which certifies the green credentials of bonds.Fannie Mae was the largest overall issuer in the United States, with $24.9 billion from its green Mortgage Backed Securities programme.Green bonds are a growing category of fixed-income securities, which raise capital for projects with environmental benefits. There were 10 new entrants to the market last year: Argentina, Chile, Fiji, Lithuania, Malaysia, Nigeria, Singapore, Slovenia, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.Although green bonds make up a small fraction of the overall bond market, they are attracting more attention because meeting emissions-cut targets will require trillions of dollars of capital from public and private sectors. The most common use of proceeds from green bonds last year was on renewable energy but investment in low-carbon buildings and energy efficiency rose in 2017, the CBI said.More: https://www.reuters.com/article/greenbonds-issuance/global-green-bond-issuance-hit-record-155-5-billion-in-2017-data-idUSL8N1P5335 Green Bonds Hit Record Total $155 Billion In 2017last_img read more

Wits shocked in Reunion, 41-year-old scores as CAF Club action starts

first_imgKCCA beat their Angolan opponents 1-0 on Saturday as African club action started. PHOTO KCCA MEDIANations Cup players Geoffrey Sserunkuma (KCCA), Odongkara (Saint George), Shafik Batambuze (Tusker) leave impact as CAF Club competitions startJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Football supporters in Indian Ocean island Reunion were celebrating Sunday after a 41-year-old scored to give Saint-Louisienne a shock 2-1 CAF Champions League victory over South African visitors Wits.Quadragenarian Willy Visnelda converted a stoppage-time penalty in a tiny palm tree-lined stadium to win a preliminary round first leg match in the premier African club competition.Malawian Frank Mhango held off several challenges to put the Johannesburg club ahead just before half-time and Mauritian Andy Sophie headed the equaliser on the hour.It was the second time Louisienne have embarrassed South African opponents as they eliminated Mamelodi Sundowns, current holders of the Champions League trophy, 18 years ago.Losing in Saint-Louis was the latest African disappointment for South African title challengers Wits, who have consistently fared poorly in the second-tier CAF Confederation Cup.Wits coach Gavin Hunt has been accused by the South African media of not taking CAF competitions seriously, a view fuelled by many first choices being rested for African games in the past.But Hunt seemed excited by a first appearance in the Champions League, especially with increased prize money this year and the group phase being expanded from eight clubs to 16. Ahead of the flight to Reunion, he spoke about the likelihood of facing record eight-time African champions Al Ahly of Egypt in the round of 32 during March.To achieve that goal, Wits must eliminate Louisienne and they remain favourites to achieve overall victory as a 1-0 home victory next Saturday will take them through on aggregate.Louisienne were not the only Indian Ocean island club celebrating as CNaPS Sport of Madagascar edged Township Rollers of Botswana 2-1 in Antananarivo.All the goals came during the second half with Njiva Rakotoharimalala scoring the 76th-minute winner after Francis Rafaralahy put the hosts ahead and Segolane Boy equalised.Completing a joyful weekend for island states were Port Louis 2000 of Mauritius, who left Kenya with a 1-1 draw against Tusker, making them slight favourites to progress after the return match.Shafik Batambuze, part of the Uganda squad at the just completed Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, put the Nairobi outfit ahead in the first half only for Ephrem Guikan to equalise just after half-time.Cote d’Or of the Seychelles could not match the achievements of other clubs based off the east coast of Africa, losing 2-0 at home to Saint George of Ethiopia, whose goals came from Saladin Said.Uganda’s  KCCA a day earlier beat  Primeiro Agostoof Angola 1-0 courtesy of a Godfrey Sserunkuma goal.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Florida Atlantic University prepares for coronavirus in a mock disaster drill

first_img850 WFTL’s news partner, WPTV caught the drill on video. As of Tuesday, there are 3 presumptive cases of the coronavirus, and emergency officials in Florida are working overtime to prepare for any potential impacts in the state.Emergency medicine physician residents from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine participated in a mock disaster drill involving coronavirus, or COVID-19.The drill involved mock cruise ship passengers who were exposed to coronavirus. In the scenario, they’ll arrive by bus where they will be detained and isolated in a simulated cruise ship dock setting.last_img

Putting Their Neighborhood On The Map

first_imgMIDDLETOWN – Motorists traveling on Route 35 were recently surprised to see a new sign pop up at Cresent Parkway, in the River Plaza section. It reads “Welcome to Minnisink.”Minnisink is a reference to the Algonquin-speaking Native American tribe that once lived in this area. The sign was designed, erected and paid for by homeowners who live in a deep neighborhood off Crescent Parkway, on streets called Iroquois Avenue, Delaware Avenue, Mohawk Avenue and Minnisink Boulevard.The sign, which received the blessing of the township’s governing body, is part of the first phase of a homegrown plan by citizens to spruce up a forlorn entrance to their own residential neighborhood.“Sometimes it just takes one person to step forward, and when you do, other people will follow,” said resident Al Mollo, who is credited with starting the grassroots campaign. The community effort included a neighborhood-wide vote, a volunteer day and a fundraising drive.“The response was great; we have really good neighbors and literally everyone chipped in,” said Molo.Cleaning up the entrance of Crescent Parkway has been a continuous discussion in the neighborhood for some time.Mollo got the ball rolling last spring with an appeal to neighbors. “I just sat down at my computer one day for two hours and typed up a letter. We printed them out and then my two kids walked around the neighborhood with the other neighbor’s kid, and they handed out 100 flyers.”On the flyers was information about how neighbors could donate $10, along with their time and effort, to help clean up the median island that separates both sides of Crescent Parkway, where the sign is located.In May, some of the neighbors spent a Sunday afternoon working together on the clean-up. Some discussed how nice it would be to have something to identify their neighborhood. During the clean-up, the residents noticed the sign in front of a former spa, which had been shuttered since a fire in 2013, was no longer being used. The owner of the spa – who also lives down the block – willingly offered it up.Tricia Simon, a local artist who also lives a few streets over, volunteered to refurbish it.“I like to reuse and recycle, and I figured if we can repurpose it, why throw it out?” Simon said. “We could save a lot of money being that it was just people donating funds.”Simon, the go-to artist on the block, had painted murals inside River Plaza School three years ago, and runs a side business where she creates signs for clients.After taking the sign back to her house and spending a few days working on it, she showed the final product to fellow residents. It reemerged with the new name and a fresh coat of paint, giving the sign the look of distressed wood.Help from other residents came in the form of hard labor. Billy and April O’Brien, who live on Woodside Drive, provided that extra bit of assistance.“My husband, he’s an excavator for a living, so this comes naturally to him,” April O’Brien said. “He’s a hard worker and he loves helping out, and it was a great team effort from everybody in the neighborhood in one place.”The O’Briens, originally from Brooklyn, have been Middletown residents for the past dozen years. One of the reasons they made the move down to the Jersey Shore was because of the history in the area.In the vote for naming the community – which had other options such as Crescent Pointe, Crescent Fields and Minnisink Meadows – April said her family voted for naming the block Minnisink.“I love that they chose the historic name, as someone from New York, I know there’s too many people from New York here,” she said. “For the Middletown people, it’s upsetting at times, but it’s nice to keep the historical name and not change anything because that’s what it should be.”Through every stage of the neighborhood facelift, a larger sense of community appreciation emerged.Deputy Mayor Tony Fiore, who was Mollo’s main government contact throughout this endeavor, helped move the project along.Fiore arranged to have Department of Public Works pick up brush cleared by residents from the traffic island, and had them deliver two truckloads of mulch to spread after the cleanup.“I was so happy to help them out, help them get through some of the process,” Fiore said by phone. “It just speaks volumes to that neighborhood, and I’m so appreciative that that community put themselves through that process.”Despite the hard work, Mollo says community members are going out of their way to keep the space clean. Neighbors have also taken the initiative to decorate the sign for the seasons. As Thanksgiving is right around the corner, the always-traditional bale of hay and corn stalks give the newfound space a seasonal feel.Simon, the local artist, believes anything to keep the sign and its surrounding area seasonal is well worth it.“It’s really nice to see that too, because it does just bring everybody together for something positive,” she said. “It feel’s good to drive down and see that.” By Jay Cooklast_img read more

Buchy rink sweeps past McKenzie at Kootenay Mixed Playdowns

first_imgTom Buchy of Kimberley is off to represent the Kootenay Zone at the BC Mixed Curling Championships after sweeping past the James McKenzie rink of Castlegar 2-0 in the Mixed Finals Saturday at the Nelson Curling Club.Buchy, third Lori Buchy, second Dave Toffolo and lead Robyn Toffolo, defeated McKenzie by scores of 8-2 and 7-1.Buchy now advances to the BC Mixed Championships March 2-5 in Parksville.last_img

Granite Pointe opens driving range; course ready for play Wednesday

first_imgGranite Pointe General Manager Dave Belling said the driving range and pro shop will open Saturday for players to get a head start on the season.Belling, said the 18-hole 6,209 yard, par 72 track will be open for play Wednesday as well as the rest of facilities at the Rosemont based track.The season is already lining up to be a great one at Granite Pointe.Some of the highlight tournaments include the Save-on-Foods Children’s Hospital event, Nelson Rotary Cup and Granite Pointe Corporate Cup.This season Granite Pointe, already blessed with a vibrant Junior program, is hosting more than 140 elite golfers under the age of 16 years at the BC Amateur Golf 2017 BC Juvenile Championships August 15-18. It’s time for golfer to dust of the clubs as Granite Pointe at Nelson is getting ready to open for the 2017 season.last_img read more

18-Year-Old Liberian Eyes NBA Draft

first_imgEighteen-year-old Noah Vonleh’s dream of playing in the NBA will be under scrutiny when the 2014 Draft Combine opens on Thursday in Chicago.American-born Vonleh is the son of Ms. Rennel Vonleh who moved to Massachusetts from Liberia in 1994 after spending some time in the neighbouring Ivory Coast.He is one of the candidates willing to showcase their athletic abilities to executives, scouts, coaches and doctors.Top NBA prospect, Vonleh joins the event with the Big-Ten Conference Freshman of the Year award under his belt, after averaging 11.3 points and 9 rebounds per game at the Indiana University (IU).The 2.08m forward is a very athletic player who still needs to improve some skills including his footwork and ball handling, but this did not prevent him from declaring available for the 2014 NBA Draft.During his press conference – held last month – alongside Indiana University head coach Tom Crean, Vonleh said it was a difficult decision to make, but encouraging messages from friends, former coaches, NBA scouts, critics, media and more importantly, the encouragement from his single mother, made him believe he can succeed in the Draft next month.Vonleh spent only one season under coach Crean, but his numbers and performances kept growing, and he thought it was time to follow the steps of former IU Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller who were selected 1st and 4th in the 2013 NBA Draft.Coach Crean supported Vonleh’s decision, and highlighted his work ethic. “We’re proud of him. He’s got an unlimited future because of his potential, because of his character, because of his work ethic, the talent is there, the weight and the strength that he’s put on in a short period of time,” Crean said of Vonleh.When asked to talk about his game, Vonleh said: “I think I proved that I’ve got a pretty good skill set. I can step out, shoot threes. My post game has gotten a lot better, still a work in progress. I can still improve on it. I can still improve on a lot of things in my shot, getting my release quicker, being able to push the dribble out and do different things like that; just to make myself an overall better player.”Usually the NBA Draft Combine determines whether participants have realistic chances of embracing the NBA world.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Amazing Insects Defy Evolution

first_imgTwo recent articles about insects call for the ring buoy on the H.M.S. Darwin.  The first is about fossil amber from India, reported by the BBC News.  “We have complete, three-dimensionally preserved specimens that are 52 million years old,” one of the discoverers announced with astonishment, “and you can handle them almost like living ones.”  The insects are so perfectly preserved they look like they could crawl out if released from their gooey prison.    Several things about the discovery challenge conventional evolutionary wisdom.  One is that they contradict the theory of endemism, the notion that organisms living in isolation will tend to become more unique.  The insects found resemble those from other parts of the world.  Gondwana and Laurasia were supposed to have drifted apart slowly for 100 million years, but here in the Indian amber, the diversity of insects resembles specimens from Asia, Africa, and even South America.  “This means that, despite millions of years in isolation in the ocean, the region was a lot more biologically diverse that previously believed.”  To rescue the theory, the team envisioned insects flying long distances or drifting on ocean currents.    Another challenge from these fossils is that rain forests were not supposed to exist in this region 50 million years ago.  Finding evidence of a tropical environment twice as old as previously thought, the team had to say that they hadn’t found such environments before because “fossil deposits are simply very uncommon in tropical regions.”  A photo with the article shows where the amber samples were found in lignite mines in western India.    New Scientist also reported the story, underscoring the falsifying evidence that calls for theory revision: “India spent tens of millions of years as an island before colliding with Asia.  Yet the fossil record contains no evidence that unique species evolved on the subcontinent during this time, so India may not have been as isolated as it seemed to be.”    Living insects defy evolution, too.  The Guardian wrote a fascinating article about honeybees’ computational abilities.  “Bees can solve complex mathematical problems which keep computers busy for days, research has shown.”  One well-known puzzle, the so-called “traveling salesman” or “Chinese postman” problem, tries to solve for the optimal route between a number of points.  If computers had to calculate every route and then try to solve for the shortest one, it could take days.  “Bees,” however, “manage to reach the same solution using a brain the size of a grass seed.”  This is, in fact, their specialty: “Foraging bees solve travelling salesman problems every day.  They visit flowers at multiple locations and, because bees use lots of energy to fly, they find a route which keeps flying to a minimum.”  It’s unclear whether bees use a heuristic algorithm (by which computers could converge on solutions more rapidly, too), but the bee succeeds somehow, and with dramatically smaller hardware.  A team at the University of London thinks humans could learn from honeybees how to solve such problems more efficiently.  “Despite their tiny brains bees are capable of extraordinary feats of behaviour,” a researcher remarked, daring not explain how evolution could have produced a brain the size of a grass seed that can challenge our best computers.Darwinism is like the patient who has more bandages than skin, or the traveling salesman that lost money on every sale but thought he could make it up in volume.  In either case, the outcome will not be pretty.  Time for a body transplant and a new product.(Visited 116 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

World Cup: the legacy lives on

first_img11 July 2011The 11th of July 2011 marks exactly one year since the end of the first Fifa World Cup on African soil. It was on that day that Spain rewrote the history books when they lifted the trophy for the first time after defeating The Netherlands 1-0 at a packed Soccer City in Johannesburg.Marking the occasion on Sunday, South African Football Association (Safa) president Kirsten Nemathandani and his deputy, Danny Jordaan, handed a state-of the-art artificial foot ball pitch over to the community of Ekangala outside Bronkhortspruit.It is one of 52 artificial pitches that world football body Fifa promised to help South Africa build as a World Cup legacy project. Six of the turfs have been completed to date – in Khayelitsha in the Western Cape, Upington in the Northern Cape, and in North West and the Eastern Cape – with two more under construction.The project involves the construction of community football centres around specialised turf fields and aims to give marginalised communities access to quality, Fifa-certified turfs while building the centres into meaningful hubs of social development.Speaking at the event, Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale said: “Before the World Cup we were doubted by everyone, but we managed to pull of one of the most successful and talked about tournaments in Fifa’s history.“We made a promise before the World Cup that we wanted the event to leave a legacy, and the beautiful pitch you see today is a result of all that,” Sexwale said. “We cannot have the Radebes, the Pienaars, the Khunes and the Jalis without development, and the new pitch you see here and around the country speaks to that.”Nemathandani said the facilities would go a long way towards enabling grassroots development of football in the area.The facilities, which are made possible by the partnership between Safa and the National Lotteries Distribution Fund, allow youngsters in poor areas to develop their soccer skills in a professional environment.The benefits of the high-tech artificial turfs are greater resistance to climatic conditions, low maintenance costs, longer playing hours, multi-usage for sport and cultural events, improved and consistent conditions, and a hub for football and community development.Nemathandani said the World Cup may have come and gone, but the legacy of the tournament is set to continue in many of South Africa’s most disadvantaged communities.Jordaan urged the locals to ensure that the infrastructure did not turn into a white elephant. “We want to urge the people here to own this and treat with the care it deserves. We don’t want to come back here and see it vandalised, it’s for football developmentm, and that’s what we want to see.”SAinfo reporter and BuaNewslast_img read more