Mexican business groups slam president’s electricity bill

first_imgMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican business groups say a proposed new law on electricity supply will hurt investors and force Mexicans to buy more expensive electrical power from older, dirtier government-owned plants. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has proposed undoing much of the work over the last seven years to establish cheaper, more renewable energy, in large part through private generating plants, wind and solar farms. The bill would mandate that the first power to be used would have to be from government plants, many of which burn coal or fuel oil. Privately run natural gas and renewable energy would be the last in line.last_img

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BLOG: What Comes After the Fair Funding Formula?

first_img By: Sarah Galbally, Secretary of Policy and Planning BLOG: What Comes After the Fair Funding Formula? June 03, 2016 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img Education,  Schools That Teach,  The Blog This week, Governor Wolf signed a bill that takes an important step in ensuring the basic education fair funding formula is permanent. Prior to this week, Pennsylvania was one of only three states that did not have such a formula in place, creating massive inequities in schools and hitting our most vulnerable students the hardest.Establishing a fair funding formula is a vital step in bettering our commonwealth’s education system. But this is not a cure-all for the challenges our schools face. In order to give students the education and skills they need to excel in a 21st-century economy, we need to make significant investments in our schools.Governor Wolf’s 2016-2017 Budget proposes that the state take its rightful share of the responsibility for funding our schools with real sources of revenue. Governor Wolf’s 2016-2017 Budget provides for:A $200 million increase in the Basic Education Subsidy.A $50 million increase in the Special Education Subsidy.A $60 million increase in high­-quality early childhood education.We also need to address Pennsylvania’s looming budget deficit. If we don’t invest in our schools and fix our deficit, we will be faced with a $1 billion cut to education that will lead to larger class sizes, teacher layoffs, and skyrocketing property taxes.Establishing a fair funding formula was a giant step towards improving Pennsylvania schools. But in order to give our students the opportunities they deserve, we need to fund our schools with real, sustainable revenue and address the commonwealth’s budget deficit. SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Comeback Kings United Dare City at Etihad

first_imgMourinho says his Manchester United team are ‘growing up’ but admits they need to start scoring first in more games.He said: “If we keep conceding goals before the opponent, it will arrive the day where we cannot come back. So, we have to make sure we grow up not just in our approach – because I think that is clear that the team is growing up.“But also we have to grow up in our compactness and to start matches well. Which, I have to say against Juventus, happened.”Pep Guardiola will be wary of United’s resilience already, having witnessed his City team throw away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to their neighbours at the Etihad in this fixture last season.He said: “Last season we lost, but every game is a new history and a new chapter. We realise how strong United are. When they dominate and create chances they win easily, but you can have the feeling you are in control and they can still punish you.“It’s Manchester United – with Liverpool, they are one of the strongest teams in England’s history. I hope it can be a good derby and we can enjoy watching it.”Romelu Lukaku could return to action for United today.The 25-year-old missed the trips to Bournemouth and Juventus with a hamstring complaint but will be assessed as the striker steps up training.City have won just two of their last eight matches against United in all competitions (D2 L4) since winning four in a row between 2013 and 2014.United, who won 3-2 at the Etihad last season despite being 0-2 down, are looking to win back to back Premier League games at the stadium for just the second time, also doing so with wins in November 2008 and April 2010.Premier League meetings between City and United have been won by the away side on 17 occasions – only Aston Villa vs Liverpool (19) and Everton vs Man Utd (18) have been won by the visiting team more.United have conceded 18 goals in their 11 Premier League games this season. It took them 25 games until January 31 to concede as many in the competition last season.City haven’t lost any of their last 53 Premier League games against sides starting the day outside the top four (W44 D9 L0), since a 0-4 loss at Everton in January 2017.City’s Raheem Sterling is still yet to score against Manchester United in the Premier League, attempting 19 shots in 12 games without success; among players with at least 50 Premier League goals, only Robbie Keane (22) has played more times against the Red Devils without scoring than Sterling.City’s Sergio Aguero scored seven goals in his first seven Premier League games against Man Utd, but has failed to score in his last three against them since.Anthony Martial has scored in each of his last four Premier League games for Man Utd – he could become the seventh different player to score in five or more in a row for the club in the competition (Ruud van Nistelrooy x4, Wayne Rooney x2, Eric Cantona, Dwight Yorke, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robin van Persie).This will be the 22nd meeting between Guardiola and Mourinho in all competitions – the Spaniard has won nine and lost five (D7) of the previous 21. He’s only lost more matches against Jurgen Klopp (7) than Mourinho (5) during his managerial career.Guardiola has never lost consecutive home league games against a single opponent in his whole managerial career.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Jose Mourinho Despite snatching victory from the jaws of defeat in the corresponding match last season and in their two most recent matches, Jose Mourinho admits Manchester United cannot keep coming from behind ahead of a test against rivals Manchester City today.Mourinho’s side were 2-1 winners in Juventus in the Champions League last week, ending their Italian hosts’ unbeaten start in all competitions, but have conceded the first goal in recent games several times – including against Chelsea, Huddersfield and Newcastle in the Premier League.United have picked up seven points from losing positions so far in the league, but their manager admits their luck will run out at some point – and hopes it does not happen in the Manchester derby.last_img read more

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