Spain to close most remaining coal mines by year’s end

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:Spain is to shut down most of its coalmines by the end of the year after government and unions struck a deal that will mean €250m (£221m) will be invested in mining regions over the next decade.Unions hailed the mining deal – which covers Spain’s privately owned pits – as a model agreement. It mixes early retirement schemes for miners over 48, with environmental restoration work in pit communities and re-skilling schemes for cutting-edge green industries.Teresa Ribera, the minister for ecological transition, said: “With this agreement, we have solved the first urgent task we had on the table when we came to government. Our aim has been to leave no one behind. We also want to go further, we want to innovate. That is why we offer the drawing up of ‘Just Transition’ contracts, with the aim of helping the regions to consolidate the employment of the future.”More than a thousand miners and subcontractors will lose their jobs when 10 pits close by the end of the year. Almost all of the sites were uneconomic concerns that the European commission had allowed Spain to temporarily keep open with a €2.1bn state aid plan.Montserrat Mir, the Spanish confederal secretary for the European Trades Union Congress, said the “just transition” model could be applied elsewhere. “Spain can export this deal as an example of good practice,” she said. “We have shown that it’s possible to follow the Paris agreement without damage [to people’s livelihoods]. We don’t need to choose between a job and protecting the environment. It is possible to have both.”Spain’s coal industry employed more than 100,000 miners in the 1960s, but its energy dominance was eroded by cheap imports and increasing awareness of the industry’s environmental, health and climate costs. National coal provides just 2.3% of Spain’s electricity.More: Spain to close most coal mines in €250m transition deal Spain to close most remaining coal mines by year’s endlast_img read more

Hamilton wins Styrian Grand Prix

first_imgRelatedPosts Hamilton wins Tuscan Grand Prix Pierre Gasly stuns Hamilton to win Italian Grand Prix Valtteri Bottas wins Austrian Grand Prix Six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Styrian Formula One Grand Prix in a Mercedes one-two on Sunday to celebrate his 85th career victory and move a step closer to Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91.Teammate Valtteri Bottas, winner of last weekend’s season-opener behind closed doors at the same Austrian circuit, was runner-up with his championship lead cut to six points. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished third at his team’s home Red Bull Ring.Struggling Ferrari provided a major talking point with Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel colliding on the opening lap and both retiring from the race.Tags: lewis hamiltonMax VerstappenOne Grand PrixRed Bull Ringlast_img read more

LeoVegas strengthens group focus with executive changes

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Submit LeoVegas has strengthened it core group management team, as the gaming operator also intensifies its focus on responsible gaming via its LeoSafePlay system.Firstly Richard Woodbridge joins as the new Chief Operating Officer, joining from the COO role at Ellos Group, and will have overarching responsibility for operations at LeoVegas’ offices in Malta.Taking up the new role on 7 January 2019, he takes over from current incumbent Marcus Nylén, who is to remain until he joins before leaving to focus entirely on his role as head of LeoVegas’ global expansion.Commenting on the appointment, Woodbridge commented: “LeoVegas is the leading GameTech company in the industry, and I have a passion for working with fast-growing tech companies. “I am looking forward to being part of LeoVegas’ continued journey of growth and optimising LeoVegas’ operations, with sustainability as a guiding principle.”Louise Nylén is to also join the firm in the newly created role of Deputy CEO of LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group, working alongside Group CEO Gustaf Hagman with strategic issues such as sustainability and value-creating projects.Finally is the departure of Rikard Ljungman as Chief Commercial Officer, with focus solely shifting to to responsible gaming and LeoSafePlay, which is to be run as an entirely separate business.Rikard was one of the initiative-takers behind LeoSafePlay, and with his strong product background, including as CPO for the software company Episerver, he has the exact right expertise to take the next step to make LeoVegas the leader in responsible gaming technology and strengthen our position as a GameTech company,” commented Hagman.Woodbridge will take over Ljungman’s CCO related duties in Malta. Related Articles LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

WEEKEND PREVIEW – LIVE MUSIC THIS WEEKEND AT LETTERKENNY SUPERPUB SISTER SARA’S

first_imgIt’s almost the WEEKEND again and we can’t wait because we’ve got another superb line-up of entertainment at Sister Sara’s.The absolutely fantastic band DOGS from Dublin will be playing LIVE on Friday night and their distinctive sound will have you rocking all night.Saturday Night as always is the ‘Superpub Saturday Disco’.Resident DJ Marty Curran will be playing all your favourites tunes.So make sure and drop into Letterkenny Super-pub Sister Sara’s this weekend. WEEKEND PREVIEW – LIVE MUSIC THIS WEEKEND AT LETTERKENNY SUPERPUB SISTER SARA’S was last modified: April 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsSister Sara’slast_img read more