HEA Rate Decrease Anticipated On July 1

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Homer Electric Association, Inc. (HEA) members will likely see a decrease in their monthly bills beginning July 1, if the filing with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) is approved. HEA anticipates using more lower cost hydroelectric power from the state’s Bradley Lake hydroelectric project over the coming quarter due to an abnormally high reservoir level at this time of year, according to the release. HEA issued a release on Monday stating that a proposed decrease to the Cost of Power Adjustment (COPA) rate from $0.08153 per kilowatt hour (kWh) to $0.07157 per kWh. The average residential member who uses 550 kWh/month will see a $5.48 decrease in their monthly bill. Pending approval from the RCA, the COPA decrease will be effective for all billings beginning July 1. The COPA is adjusted on a quarterly basis and primarily reflects the cost of natural gas used to generate power for HEA members as well as purchased power.last_img read more

George Lois Slams Esquires EInk Cover

first_imgGeorge Lois, Esquire’s art director from 1962 to 1972, took a no holds barred approach to design, producing some of the most iconic covers in the history of magazines. Lois takes the same approach to interviews, telling AdAge media reporter Nat Ives how he was “embarrassed” by Esquire’s battery-powered e-ink cover, a “silly gimmick” that “cost a quarter of a million dollars, I’m told.” (Esquire’s issue touted the cover line, “The 21st Century Begins Now” with, as Lois described, “Mickey Mouse lights clicking on and off.”)Since April, the MOMA has been hosting a collection of Lois’ Esquire cover designs. During this interview, Lois said: “great covers need to have a great idea behind them.” Of Esquire’s cover, he said: “That wasn’t great; it was ridiculous.” “When will they learn?” Lois said of Esquire. “Oh lord, how long will it take for them to learn.”last_img read more

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner marries Joe Jonas in Las Vegas

first_img Tags Post a comment Record producer and DJ Diplo shared images from the event live on his Instagram account and handled DJ duties at the reception, CBS reports. Turner wore a white satin pantsuit and white veil and carried a bouquet of white flowers highlighted by a blue flashing light. See all the Game of Thrones season 8 photos Game of Thrones airs Sunday on HBO. Just three episodes remain in the series. In true Vegas style, the couple appears to have been wed by an Elvis Presley impersonator, and instead of wedding bands, they exchanged Ring Pops. Jonas brothers Nick and Kevin served as groomsmen.Goofy Vegas details aside, this seems to be a real wedding. CNET sister site ET confirmed it with a look at the marriage license.Turner, 23, is a British actress who began playing Sansa on HBO’s Game of Thrones when she was just 14. She also plays Jean Grey in the X-Men film series.Jonas, 29, rose to fame with his family music group, the Jonas Brothers, and later formed DNCE, which had a huge 2015 hit with the song Cake by the Ocean. The couple announced their engagement back in 2017 with matching Instagram posts displaying Turner’s diamond engagement ring. 57 Photos 0 Share your voice More on Game of Thrones Game of Thrones stars, from season 1 through today Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams: Yep, my mom watched that Arya scene Game of Thrones products: The coolest goods for Westeros watchers Game of Thrones’ Battle of Winterfell statistical analysis: Who was the MVP? 187 Photos TV and Movies Congrats @joejonas & @SophieT who just tied the knot in Vegas! 🎉 @nickjonas & @kevinjonas by Joe’s side while @DanAndShay sang “Speechless” as Sophie walked down the aisle. ET can confirm the two obtained a marriage license in Vegas today. You can watch the vows on @diplo’s IG! pic.twitter.com/IjlpCA8akI— Cassie DiLaura (@CassieDiLaura) May 2, 2019 Her Game of Thrones character, Sansa Stark, has had some terrible forced weddings. But on Wednesday night, actress Sophie Turner married singer Joe Jonas in what appears to be a much happier event.The wedding was held at A Little White Wedding Chapel’s Chapel L’Amour after the evening’s Billboard Music Awards, CNET parent site CBS News reports. Game of Throneslast_img read more

Some San Antonio Trailer Survivors Held In Same Lockup As Driver

first_imgEric Gay/APSan Antonio police officers are seen in a parking lot where eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer that contained at least 30 others outside a Walmart store.Federal authorities have detained some survivors of a deadly human smuggling operation in the same facility as the driver of the truck in which they were smuggled, concerning advocates who are worried that they could be further traumatized.A few of them have even briefly shared a holding cell with James Matthew Bradley Jr., who faces a human smuggling charge that carries the possibility of the death penalty, according to Michael McCrum, an attorney appointed to represent the passengers.Ten people died after being taken from the Texas border to San Antonio in a sweltering tractor-trailer. According to a federal complaint, Bradley denied knowing that the trailer he was driving was packed with people who had crossed into the United States illegally.Amy Fischer, policy director for the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, or RAICES, said Wednesday that she was concerned about the impact of survivors remaining in detention and especially seeing Bradley inside.“They are being held on equal footing as the person who is charged with putting them into the truck,” she said. “We have a lot of concerns as to how they’re being treated, and the impact that this treatment will have on them as they try and recover from this horrific experience.”Investigators have said they consider Bradley to be one part of an organization that funded and planned the movement of dozens of people into the U.S., and that others could also face criminal charges.Some of the passengers could become key witnesses at future trials. Authorities have designated 18 of the 39 people known to have been inside the trailer as material witnesses and are keeping them in detention to guarantee their testimony.The U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Antonio and the U.S. Marshals Service have refused to say where the witnesses or Bradley are being held. But at least some of the 18 are being held at the Central Texas Detention Facility, a privately-run immigration lockup in San Antonio, according to McCrum and Fischer. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said last week that Bradley is at the same facility.RAICES is representing six of the survivors so far in potential immigration court proceedings. Fischer said that so far, authorities have not tried to begin deporting any of the survivors, but they also haven’t said whether the survivors will be allowed to remain in the U.S. with visas for victims of trafficking or crime.Many of the people designated as witnesses will testify in depositions Aug. 23-25.Seven people remained hospitalized Wednesday, according to U.S. Attorney’s spokesman Daryl Fields. Three passengers who were juveniles have been released into separate custody. One person who left a San Antonio-area hospital before authorities arrived was arrested Friday in Louisiana and will be transferred to Texas soon, he said.___Follow Nomaan Merchant on Twitter at https://twitter.com/nomaanmerchant Sharelast_img read more

CIA Backs Off Directors Claim That Russian Meddling Didnt Swing Election

first_img Share Carolyn Kaster/APCIA Director Mike Pompeo speaks during the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ National Security Summit in Washington on Thursday.The CIA on Thursday was forced to walk back an assertion by Director Mike Pompeo, who incorrectly said U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian efforts to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election were unsuccessful.Asked at a security conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday whether he could say with absolute certainty that the November vote was not skewed by Russia, Pompeo replied: “Yes. Intelligence community’s assessment is that the Russian meddling that took place did not affect the outcome of the election.”In a later clarification, the head of the CIA’s office of public affairs, Dean Boyd, said: “The intelligence assessment with regard to Russian election meddling has not changed, and the Director did not intend to suggest that it had.”U.S. intelligence concluded in a January assessment that “the senior-most officials” in Russia had authorized hacks into the Democratic National Committee and officials connected with the Clinton campaign. And then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told a Senate hearing that the hacking was one part of a coordinated effort that “also entailed classical propaganda, disinformation, fake news.”But the agencies have yet to make an assessment about the impact of Russian interference, something Democrats were quick to point out.“In fact, the intelligence community made no such finding, nor could it,” said California Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.“This is not the first time the Director has made statements minimizing the significance of what the Russians did, but it needs to be the last,” he said.At odds with U.S. intelligence assessments, President Trump has repeatedly sought to deny or minimize Russia’s role in influencing the 2016 election.last_img read more

Twitters live video service Periscope has added l

first_imgTwitter’s live video service Periscope has added live-streaming support for GoPro cameras.As of this week, GoPro Hero 4 camera users can broadcast direct to Periscope for iPhone, the company announced.To set it up, users should connect to their GoPro’s WiFi then open Periscope on their iPhone and tap the broadcast button.“GoPro enables people to capture and share their experiences in the most immersive way possible, and the integration with Periscope provides GoPro users with a great, real-time platform to share their content,” said GoPro president,  Tony Bates.last_img read more

Apple is set to release its range of TV titles for

first_imgApple is set to release its range of TV titles for Spring or Summer 2019, according to a New York Times report.The report claims that producers and entertainment executives who have recently met with Apple executives have confirmed the date.The sources have also stated that all productions will have a “bright, optimistic” outlook to fit with the Apple brand. Last October, it had also been reported that Apple is set to shy away from nudity, violence and offensive language in its titles.While Apple spoke directly to the title, it is yet to confirm how it will distribute shows.There are currently about 12 titles that have been commissioned by Apple, which has signed deals with Reese Witherspoon, Steven Spielberg, Damien Chazelle, M. Night Shyamalan, Jennifer Aniston and Kristen Wiig.Heading up the division are Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht (pictured) — the former co-presidents of Sony Pictures Television, who joined in the summer of 2017.If the reports are correct, then Apple’s titles will be released roughly around the same time as Disney’s anticipated SVOD debut.last_img read more