A West Coast Demerara (WCD) man was on Friday charged with escaping from lawful custody when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Jose Hamid, 23, of Blankenburg, WCD, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on June 28, 2016 at Eve Leary, Georgetown, while being in lawful custody for questioning in a simple larceny matter, he escaped.The prosecution objected to bail and told the court that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is investigating the defendant for a murder and several other matters.As such, the matter was transferred to the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court for January 13. The defendant was remanded to prison.
GLENDALE – Energy from the winds of southwest Wyoming will soon power local appliances by way of interstate power lines. The City Council this week unanimously approved a roughly $1.8 million-per-year contract with PPM Energy Inc., to supply electricity for 16 years from a wind farm in Unita County, Wyo. “It’s a renewable resource so it doesn’t contribute to carbon dioxide and other pollutants,” Ned Bassin, the city of Glendale’s power management administrator, said Thursday. The deal buys enough turbine capacity to generate up to 10 megawatts of electricity if winds are blowing full force. The actual amount of power is a steady 3-MW stream – enough for 600 customers, Bassin said. The city also is reviewing other proposals, including solar power, but Bassin said officials are not in any hurry. “Because we’re doing so well on this, we don’t feel pushed to accept the next thing that comes along,” he said. Wind-farm development nationwide has intensified in recent years as energy costs continue to rise. The Federal Aviation Administration has said applications for wind turbines have doubled over the past two years. About 2,200 of the 5,000 wind turbines proposed in the United States this year have been approved. [email protected] (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The wind doesn’t always blow, and it doesn’t always blow consistently hard for continuous power,” he said. It’s the second wind-power deal for the city. Glendale Water & Power signed a 20-year deal in August 2003 with a Northern California wind farm at a rate of just over $50 per megawatt-hour, compared to $63 in the new contract. Electricity generated locally costs between $50 to $70 per MWh, Bassin said. “During the last year with high energy prices, this contract has helped us save money,” he said. When natural gas prices shot up last winter, electricity costs rose to between $80-$90 per MWh – rates the wind energy contract helped buffer. GWP serves about 80,000 customers and generates 30 percent of its electricity at the Grayson Power Plant and at the Magnolia Power Plant in Burbank, Bassin said. The rest is purchased from outside Southern California. In 2003, the council set out to meet at least 20 percent of local power needs through renewable sources such as wind, hydroelectric dams and landfill gases by 2017. With the new wind contract, the tally is about 18 percent, Bassin said.
ADVICE MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Bale joined Real in an £85million deal from Tottenham in 2013, and has helped the club win one LaLiga title and four European Cups.The 29-year-old netted his 100th goal for the club in a 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid on Saturday, but his future at the Bernabeu is in doubt.He has been in and out of manager Santiago Solari’s starting XI this season and is struggling to win over the club’s fanbase.In an interview with Marca, Marcelo was talking about Cristiano Ronaldo and Kiko Casilla, who both left the LaLiga giants for Juventus and Leeds respectively, and revealed Bale communicates with gestures. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Marcelo has revealed that Gareth Bale only speaks to his Real Madrid team-mates in English.Remarkably, the Wales star is yet to learn Spanish, despite being in his sixth season at the Bernabeu. huge blow RANKED 1 REVEALED REPLY BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Gareth Bale mostly uses gestures to communicate with his team-mates shining Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars The left-back said: ”I had a very good relationship with Cristiano (Ronaldo), his family and his girlfriend. I played nine years with him and it’s normal to be sad.“Kiko Casilla, who was sitting next to me [in the dressing room], every day I was saying, ‘How are you Kiko, how are you doing?’ and now I have no one next to me.“On the other side I have Bale, but Bale does not speak [Spanish] as he only speaks English and we talk with gestures and I say, ‘Hi, hello and good wine.’”