Sanders wins Nevada caucus with broad support from Hispanics

first_imgBernie Sanders won the Nevada caucus Saturday, cementing his place as front-runner of the crowded field of Democratic presidential contenders.Sanders had a sizable lead in the initial vote counting. Joe Biden trailed but was holding in second place, which marked a rebound for him from embarrassing losses in Iowa and New Hampshire.Sanders claimed victory from San Antonio, Texas, noting the diverse coalition that gave him the win. Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, also dominated caucus-goers who describe themselves as very liberal or somewhat liberal, well ahead of his progressive rival Elizabeth Warren. He was even ahead with those who said they were moderate or conservative, with 25 percent support, edging Biden, who had 23 percent.Two thirds of Nevada caucus-goers said they preferred a single-payer health system like Sanders’ Medicare for All. Sanders won about 49 percent of those voters, according to entrance polls.Biden took the stage in Las Vegas and called his second-place standing a win. He said he would seize the momentum and win in South Carolina next week.“I’m a Democrat for a simple reason. I ain’t a socialist, I ain’t a plutocrat. I’m a Democrat. And I’m proud of it,” he said. “I think it’s time we get moving. I think it’s time we unite the party first.”Buttigieg, who was in third place in early results, also called for party unity, but not behind Sanders, whose strict progressivism he said “leaves out most Democrats, not to mention most Americans.”“Before we rush to nominate Senator Sanders as our one shot to take on this president, let’s take a sober look at what’s at stake,” the former mayor said.“I believe the only way to truly deliver any of the progressive changes we care about is to be a nominee who actually gives a damn about the effect you are having, from the top of the ticket, on those crucial, front-line House and Senate Democrats running to win, who we need to win, to make sure our agenda is more than just words on a page,” he said.Nevada’s caucus comes on the heels of the Iowa debacle, which left everyone waiting days for final results. And while Nevada party officials took pains to avoid a repeat, the results came in slowly and it may take a while before it’s clear how many delegates Sanders and the others won.At stake are 36 pledged delegates to the national convention of the 1,991 needed to secure the party’s nomination. More important than delegates, each win gives candidates momentum going into later contests.President Donald Trump’s campaign was already relishing the prospect of facing Sanders in the fall.“There is no denying that big government socialism dominated again as Bernie Sanders remained the leader of the leftist pack,” said a statement from Brad Parscale, Trump campaign manager.There were two late developments in the days before the caucuses: A feisty Democratic debate and a report that intelligence officials briefed the Sanders campaign on Russian efforts to help his candidacy.The impact of those events was likely blunted by Nevada’s first caucus early voting. Almost 75,000 people – including 10,000 newly registered Democrats – voted beginning last weekend.Buttigieg is the only other Democrat who’s won a contest, with his narrow victory in Iowa. Biden and Warren finished far back in the pack in the first two contests, and both were seeking strong results to springboard into the 14 races on March 3 – states that include Texas, North Carolina, Minnesota and the biggest prize: California.Warren had hoped her strong debate performance this week in Las Vegas would inspire Democrats to give her a second look. Her main target that night, Michael Bloomberg, didn’t contest Nevada but is spending unprecedented sums on advertising on states voting after South Carolina. (Bloomberg is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.)This year, Nevada allowed for early voting in which people could rank their top three candidates, with the option of ranking up to five. About 77,000 Nevadans filled out ballots early. The number of early voters was almost as many as the total who caucused in 2016, when 84,000 people came out to support a candidate.One thing Saturday’s vote will not settle is where Bloomberg – and his hundreds of millions of dollars – will land in the Democratic race. He is not on the ballot in Nevada, although he appeared in the most recent debate there by getting more than 10 percent in four national polls.The former New York mayor has already dropped more than $468 million on advertising around the country and despite a widely panned debate performance, will be a factor in the race once he appears on ballots starting on Super Tuesday, March 3.Topics : “In Nevada we have just put together a multi-generational, multiracial coalition which is not going to only win in Nevada, it’s going to sweep this country,” he said.Nevada was the third straight contest in which Sanders won the popular vote. Five other candidates split the half of voters who were not supporting Sanders, making it difficult for them to win the 15 percent minimum support needed to win delegates.Entrance polls broadcast on CNN suggest Sanders had broad support across almost all demographic groups – especially Latinos, which gave him 53 percent support. Biden won among Nevada Democrats 65 and older and among African Americans.Sanders also took two-thirds of voters under 30 and nearly half of people between 30 and 44 years old, the entrance polls showed.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces 17 Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants for Pennsylvania Schools, Businesses, and Municipalities

first_img Energy,  Environment,  Press Release,  Results Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded grants to 17 alternative fuel projects that will save an estimated 650 million gallons of fuel in Pennsylvania. These Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIG) will be used to develop and promote the use of alternative fuels and develop supporting infrastructure, improving air quality through alternative fuel use.“The AFIG program has made tremendous strides in reducing air pollution, improving the quality of the air we breathe, and paying economic dividends through a reduction in the use of gasoline,” said Governor Wolf. “These grants are awarded to a wide range of projects, both large and small. From purchasing two alternative fuel vehicles to converting entire fleets, these projects show a commitment to make changes that will benefit all Pennsylvanians.”Nearly $2 million in grants were awarded across the two categories. The awards for vehicles will save approximately 650 thousand gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel annually. A full list of awardees is below. This is the final awarding of AFIG funding for applications submitted in 2016. Nearly $5.5 million was awarded to 43 projects for the calendar year. DEP expects to reopen the AFIG program with next the application submission date due early this summer.“Places like Lycoming County and the River Valley Transit system will save money on fuel costs and cut down on air pollution, and the Philadelphia Airport will be able to serve customers with electric vehicles with new charging stations,” said Acting DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell.The primary goals of the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program are to improve Pennsylvania’s air quality and reduce consumption of imported oil through the use of alternative fuels that will help the commonwealth’s economy and environment. DEP accepts applications for innovative, advanced fuel and vehicle technology projects resulting in a cleaner and greener transportation sector within the Commonwealth. The AFIG Fund was established under Act 166 of 1992 and is administered by the DEP through the Office of Policy.In addition to the Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants just awarded, DEP is offering a limited number of free technical assistance opportunities to municipalities, school districts, municipal authorities, and non-profit organizations to assist them in developing plans for building or expanding an alternative energy vehicle fleet. Applications for the Alternative Fuels Technical Assistance Program will be accepted through June 1, 2017.Vehicle Projects:Allegheny CountyAwardee: City of PittsburghProject: Second Avenue Electric Vehicle ProjectAward Total: $80,000Number of Vehicles: 10Estimated GGE saved per year: 3,973Project Description: The City of Pittsburgh is requesting $80,000, 50% of the incremental cost for 10 Nissan Leaf EVs as part of their goal to operate a fossil fuel free fleet by 2030. This project is the first part in the conversion of the Bureau of Permits, Licensing and Inspections fleet, currently made up of 50 Ford Focus sedans.Armstrong CountyAwardee: Sheeren Insurance Group Inc.Project: Teach green to our teens, our futureAward Total: $16,000Number of Vehicles: 2Estimated GGE saved per year: 666Project Description: Sheeren Insurance group is requesting funding of $16,000 to purchase 2 Nissan Leaf Battery Electric Vehicles.Blair CountyAwardee: A&M Transit CompanyProject: Claysburg Propane Bus PurchaseAward Total: $19,982Number of Vehicles: 6Estimated GGE saved per year: 21,135Project Description: A&M Transit is requesting $19,982 for the conversion of 6 72-passenger diesel school buses to propane.Bucks CountyAwardee: Centennial School DistrictProject: The Centennial School District Propane School Bus Conversion ProjectAward Total: $44,000Number of Vehicles: 10Estimated GGE saved per year: 11,250Project Description: The Centennial School District Propane School Bus Conversion Project is seeking $40,000 in AFIG funding to convert 10 buses to propane fuel. This is first part of their effort to convert their 76 school buses to run on propane. The 10 buses in this project range from 72 passenger to 30 passenger buses.Delaware CountyAwardee: School District of Haverford TownshipProject: The Haverford School District Propane School Bus Conversion ProjectAward Total: $40,000Number of Vehicles: 10Estimated GGE saved per year: 23,354Project Description: The Haverford School District is requesting $40,000 in AFIG funding to convert 10 diesel buses, 7 72-passenger and 3 48-passenger buses, to utilizing propane as fuel.Awardee: Wilson of Wallingford, Inc.Project: Fleet expansionAward Total: $7,350Number of Vehicles: 2Estimated GGE saved per year: 3,077Project Description: Wilson of Wallingford is requesting $7,350 in AFIG funds to purchase two bi-fuel propane Ford Transit trucks. The applicant’s in house vehicles are wrapped in an advertisement that promotes Alternative Fuel.Lycoming CountyAwardee: River Valley TransitProject: Purchase of Ten (10) CNG Transit VehiclesAward Total: $200,000Number of Vehicles: 10Estimated GGE saved per year: 155,131Project Description: River Valley Transit has requested $200,000 in AFIG funds to purchase 10 CNG 35′ and 40′ passenger buses as part of their conversion of their fleet of 29 fixed route transit vehicles from diesel fuel to CNG.Montgomery CountyAwardee: Lower Merion School DistrictProject: Maintaining a Green Fleet Legacy-Acquisition of Ten Compressed Natural Gas BusesAward Total: $121,752Number of Vehicles: 10Estimated GGE saved per year: 22,908Project Description: Lower Merion School District is requesting $121,752 in AFIG funds for the purchase of 10 72-passenger CNG buses.Northampton, Lancaster CountiesAwardee: UGI Utilities, Inc.Project: UGI Utilities CNG Vehicle AcquisitionAward Total: $196,040Number of Vehicles: 31Estimated GGE saved per year: 20,447Project Description: UGI Utilities, Inc. is requesting $196,040 in AFIG funds to acquire 31 CNG vehicles, including freightliner tractors, light duty Chevrolet trucks, and light duty Ford trucks and Transit vans, to be used out of their Lancaster and Bethlehem facilities. These acquisitions will be a mixture of CNG Dedicated and CNG Dual Fuel vehicles. CNG Fueling will take place at existing public accessible stations in both regions.Philadelphia CountyAwardee: Philadelphia Parking AuthorityProject: Purchase Alternative Fuel Vehicles for the Philadelphia Parking AuthorityAward Total: $10,000Number of Vehicles: 2Estimated GGE saved per year: 2,000Project Description: The Philadelphia Parking Authority is requesting $10,000, 50% of the incremental cost for 2 Nissan Leaf EVs for use in their Off Street Division’s Downtown / Center City Garages in Philadelphia. This is the first part in the purchase of a fleet of new, dedicated, alternative fuel (all electric) vehicles and was submitted in conjunction with a second vehicle application and two refueling infrastructure applications.Awardee: Philadelphia Parking AuthorityProject: Purchase Alternative Fuel Vehicles at the Philadelphia International AirportAward Total: $10,000Number of Vehicles: 2Estimated GGE saved per year: 914Project Description: The Philadelphia Parking Authority is requesting $10,000, 50% of the incremental cost for 2 Nissan Leaf EVs for use in their Airport Operations Division at the Philadelphia International Airport. This is the first part in the purchase of a fleet of new, dedicated, alternative fuel (all electric) vehicles and was submitted in conjunction with a second vehicle application and two refueling infrastructure applications.Susquehanna CountyAwardee: Xpress Natural Gas, LLCProject: Forest Lake CNG CenterAward Total: $200,000Number of Vehicles: 10Estimated GGE saved per year: 384,610Project Description: Xpress Natural Gas LLC is requesting $200,000 in AFIG funding for the purchase of 10 CNG Freightliner tractors which will collect stranded gas from gathering systems in Susquehanna County and will compress and transport that gas out to market.Refueling Infrastructure Projects:Allegheny CountyAwardee: City of PittsburghProject: Second Avenue Charging Infrastructure ProjectAward Total: $175,000Project Description: The City of Pittsburgh is requesting $175,000 in funding to purchasing a five dual-hose, mobile, solar powered charging units with battery storage to be housed at the Second Avenue Parking Lot and power the City’s fleet at night. The chargers will be open to the public during the day and available to deploy to communities in times of extended grid failure.Bucks CountyAwardee: Centennial School DistrictProject: The Centennial School District Propane Refueling ProjectAward Total: $292,338Project Description: The Centennial School District Propane Refueling Project seeks funding of $292,338 to build a propane refueling stations to fuel their first 10 propane school buses. The project will continue to supply fuel for the remainder of District’s 66 buses as they are converted.Montgomery and Philadelphia CountiesAwardee: Mobile Fueling SolutionsProject: Mobile Fueling Solutions for CNGAward Total: $500,000Project Description: Mobile Fueling Solutions for CNG seeks funding on $500,000 for the construction of 2 “Virtual Pipeline” mobile CNG fueling units.Philadelphia CountyAwardee: Philadelphia Parking AuthorityProject: Proposed EV Charging Stations at Four Center City GaragesAward Total: $43,332Project Description: The Philadelphia Parking Authority is requesting funding of $43,332for the installation of four new electric vehicle charging stations at four center city garages in Philadelphia.Awardee: Philadelphia Parking AuthorityProject: Proposed EV Charging Stations at the Philadelphia International AirportAward Total: $43,332Project Description: The Philadelphia Parking Authority is requesting funding of $43,332 for the installation of four new electric vehicle charging stations at Philadelphia International Airport. 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New Southport development Imperial Square hits the market

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:40Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:40 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCOVID-19: How the property market is tracking01:40BUYERS will have the opportunity to take a stake in what will ultimately become the new cosmopolitan heart of Southport with the first stage release of Imperial Square.Regal Residences will comprise 18 levels offering 145 luxury apartments including two rooftop penthouses, and a four and a half star hotel with 200 suites. The infinity edge pool will feature spectacular views of the Gold Coast. Supplied.When completed, it will include commercial and business spaces, atrium bar and restaurants, and luxury amenities such as gymnasiums, spas, an executive lounge and infinity edge pool with spectacular views of the Gold Coast.“This is where it all begins and we’re proud to be a part of one of the most significant urban renewal projects in the city’s history,” he said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoRegal Residences will take shape on a 1.34ha site bounded by Ferry Rd and Meron St with construction expected to start in coming months. Render of one of the bedrooms in Regal Residences. Supplied.The site is currently occupied by Azzura’s Mercato on Ferry retail-commercial development. The project’s sales and marketing director, Julian Sutherland, said Regal Residences would appeal to downsizers, owner occupiers and first home buyers who may be able to take advantage of the federal government’s new stimulus packages.“Potentially some first home buyers will be receiving up to $40,000 worth of incentives – or in some cases more than 10 per cent of the property’s value – with prices starting at $349,000,” Mr Sutherland said.“Starting at $5000 per sq m, these apartments represent extraordinary value to owner occupiers and first home buyers because of the incredible fixtures, finishes and facilities.” Regal Residences with offer apartments priced from $349,000. Supplied. Render of Regal Residences. Supplied.The project is being undertaken by developer Azzura which has helped shape the Gold Coast skyline for more than 30 years.Regal Residences will be officially launched this weekend with the unveiling of a new on-site sales display that includes a furnished two-bedroom, two- bathroom apartment.“We are absolutely delighted to be creating a project that has been the subject of meticulous planning and design for more than three years,” said Azzura’s CEO Mr Robert Badalotti.“This is a defining project not only for Southport city’s cosmopolitan hub but for the Gold Coast in general, taking advantage of the infrastructure such as the light rail, the new Gold Coast Hospital and Griffith University. Render of the lounge in one of the apartments. Supplied.Imperial Square has been designed to become the cosmopolitan new heart of the Gold Coast’s CBD and the dream we have had as a company for many years is about to come to life.”Ensuing stages will include the jewel in the crown, known as The Majesty, rising to 108 levels and ranking it Australia’s tallest residential building.Regal Residences offers a combination of one, two and three-bedroom apartments priced from $349,000. Render of the bathroom. Supplied.last_img read more