Local Leaders Help Businesses Understand New Face Covering Rules


first_imgPhoto: PexelsJAMESTOWN – Business leaders in Jamestown are clarifying new rules for essential employees who interact with the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce says a new executive order by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo now requires all employees who interact with customers or the public must be provided with face coverings.The Executive Order reads, in part: “any employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public. Businesses must provide, at their expense, such face coverings for their employees.”This mandate applies to all employees working in public areas of licensed businesses including liquor stores, pharmacies, and grocery stores, in addition to restaurants, bars, and manufacturers providing food and alcoholic beverages for delivery and takeout. Officials say the provision may be enforced by local governments or local law enforcement as if it were an order pursuant to section 12 or 12-b of the Public Health Law.Businesses licensed to sell alcohol who fail to follow this Executive Order, or any other Executive Order, will be subject to SLA discipline.The full order is available on the state’s website.On Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he is issuing a new executive order requiring face masks in public in the state of New York.Starting Friday, all New Yorkers will need to carry a face mask or covering while they’re out in public. You will need to wear it in any situation where you aren’t able to social distance. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Iberdrola launches five year, €75 billion investment plan targeting renewables, grid improvements


first_imgIberdrola launches five year, €75 billion investment plan targeting renewables, grid improvements FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Iberdrola SA launched a €75 billion investment plan for the 2020 to 2025 period, including a commitment to invest €68 billion organically in renewable energy, networks, storage and intelligent solutions for its customers. The remaining €7 billion will be allotted to the pending acquisition of PNM Resources Inc. by Avangrid Inc., which is majority owned by Iberdrola, according to a Nov. 5 news release.The company expects to invest an average of €10 billion per year between 2020 and 2022, and €13 billion per year in the 2023 to 2025 period. More than half of its organic spending, or €34.68 billion, will be invested in renewable energy, with around €27.2 billion going into networks.Geographically, €14.35 billion will be spent in its home market Spain, representing a 60% increase over the previous plan and 21% of the group’s total. Another €34 billion will be invested in the U.S. and the U.K., with €11 billion going toward other international areas.Iberdrola is targeting renewable energy capacity of 60 GW by 2025, after hitting 44 GW in 2022. At the end of the period, the company’s renewables portfolio will be made up of 26 GW of onshore wind, 4 GW of offshore wind, 16 GW of solar and 14 GW of hydropower.Iberdrola is targeting to be carbon neutral by 2030.Meanwhile, network investments will bring the company’s regulated asset base to €47 billion by 2025. The company is also planning to have 600 MW of installed green hydrogen production capacity by 2025, and 800 MW by 2027 together with Spanish fertilizer maker Fertiberia SA.[Nephele Kirong]More ($): Iberdrola launches €75B spending plan to 2025last_img read more

Dodgers’ magic number stuck at four after loss to Giants


first_imgAlready without shortstop and cleanup hitter Hanley Ramirez (back) and center fielder Andre Ethier (ankle), Mattingly sent fresh-from-Albuquerque rookie Nick Buss to start in right field, planted Skip Schumaker as the No. 5 hitter and playing center and had Jerry Hairston Jr. go out to left field, since Carl Crawford was having back problems as well.Add to that .228 hitter Dee Gordon in the leadoff spot and playing shortstop, and Edinson Volquez given another chance to make a start on the mound with his ERA just shy of six.A bases-loaded-clearing double by Adrian Gonzalez off Giants starter Ryan Voglesong in the fifth inning gave the Dodgers a 3-1 advantage for Volquez, who had struck out six to that point and gave up a solo homer to Pence to start the second inning prior to that.In the sixth, Volquez gave up a two-out single to Brandon Belt, and having hit the 85-pitch mark, drew pitching coach Rick Honeycutt to the mound.Three pitches later, Pence took Volquez deep again into the Dodgers bullpen, and the Dodger pitcher’s day was over with the scored tied at 3-3.“Everything felt fine, I just didn’t execute,” said Volquez, who struck out seven and got nine groundouts. “I’ve faced (Pence) a lot in the past, and he’s just hot right now. Just made two change-ups that he hit.”Mattingly said of Pence: “That’s one guy you really don’t want to be leaving the ball up to at all. Volquez didn’t execute a couple of pitches and he made us pay.”Rodriguez, the fourth Dodgers pitcher and one who pitched scoreless relief in 39 of his previous 43 appearances since early June, went full count to Pill before his go-ahead home run was deposited into the left-field corner for the one-run San Francisco lead.Buss, who had his first major-league hit in his debut on Saturday night, looped a single to right to start the bottom of the ninth against Giants closer Sergio Romo. Nick Punto sacrificed him to second, and Buss was held up at third base after a sharp single to right by Gordon, who reached base in his last three at-bats.Gordon’s steal of second on a 1-1 count to Mark Ellis opened first base, but Romo went after Ellis and struck him out.Walking Gonzalez intentionally for the second at-bat in a row brought up reliever Ronald Belisario’s spot – and another spotlight moment for Puig to the roar of the 47,302.One pitch later, it was over. Fielding a lineup that looked more like an optical illusion than a pennant contender, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly ended up sending supposedly too-injured Yasiel Puig as his make-or-break pinch hitter with two out in the bottom of the ninth and the bases loaded.Instead of another walk-off victory that would have shrunk the magic number to three heading into a four-game series against runner-up Arizona, Puig smacked the first pitch to Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, who flipped to second baseman Joaquin Arias to end the game and series.Puig, whose sliding catch in center field during an otherwise forgetful 16-run loss Saturday night apparently inflamed the hip enough to have himself removed, conveyed to Mattingly on Sunday morning he’d be OK to pinch hit, just not serviceable for outfield play.That was hardly the way Mattingly framed the injury to the media about 2½ hours before the game, going so far as to say Puig could be out up to two weeks, while adding that he was joking.“I was ready just like every other player,” the 22-year-old from Cuba said through an interpreter of his pinch-hitting appearance afterward. “They came to me to hit and I was ready for it. Sadly it didn’t turn out like I wanted it to, but I was prepared just like the other guys.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Stuck on four. No less, no more.The Dodgers failed to move the needle any closer to clinching the National League West for the second day in a row, but at least the stalled pursuit led to more international intrigue during a 4-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.An eighth-inning pinch-hit homer by Brett Pill off Dodgers reliever Paco Rodriguez, in addition to two more home runs by Hunter Pence, was just enough for the Giants to secure three of the four games and prevent the Dodgers from doing any sort of celebration during their extended stay in L.A.Not even Arizona’s win over Colorado in Phoenix did the Dodgers any favors.last_img read more