FPL vote could lower your light bill

first_imgFlorida residents may see a decrease in the amount they pay every month on their energy bill.The Florida Public Service Commission was set to vote Tuesday on whether they would pursue lower rates for FPL customers.The decrease stems from a $772 million refund from Hurricane Irma.President Trump instated a tax reform package just before the Hurricane which gave a huge tax break to FPL, however, customers still paid taxes on their monthly bills.FPL, however, said the refund should be returned to them because they never charged customers a storm surcharge.If approved, customers should notice the lower rates by the fall.last_img read more

Shoah starts new web application

first_imgThe United Nations and the USC Shoah Foundation Institute launched iWitness, an interactive Internet application that allows students and educators to retrieve more than 1,000 video testimonies from the Holocaust, on Monday.The application has been in progress since the Shoah Foundation was founded in 1994 by Steven Spielberg to preserve the testimonies of Holocaust survivors. The institute gained more than 50,000 archived testimonies, but developing a plausible method to share the information was its biggest challenge, said Kim Simon, managing director of USC Shoah Foundation institute.“We were founded on the premise by Steven Spielberg after Schindler’s List to gather 52,000 testimonies of survivors and witnesses, and to videotape their life stories before the war, during the war and after the war,” Simon said. “The question of how to get access was a quest, but as the Internet became more prominent and important to education, we saw that it would be a responsible and appropriate educational setting.”The development allows students to gain an extensive understanding of the Holocaust that would be limited by learning solely through a textbook.“By searching and receiving, the student will have the ability to operate or engage in an intersection of the story and the video,” Simon said. “They are adding their own voice because they can record their narration that expresses what it means to them.”Through the video testimonies, the viewer is given a different perspective on the history of the Holocaust.“The video is an immediacy that allows them to not only see the faces but also hear the voices,” Simon said. “It’s from a personal point of view because they are connected with something that is very human, and that’s unique.”Currently iWitness focuses on the Holocaust, but the institute is already planning to add testimonies from the Armenian, Rwandan and Cambodian genocides to the archive.“We are interested in broadening and expanding the scope of testimony,” Simon said. “The archive will continue to expand.”last_img read more

Joshua’s Unification Clash against Wilder on the Table

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Matchroom Sport chairman Hearn believes Joshua will stake his claim as the world’s best heavyweight by defeating Klitschko and hopes he will end the year with a Las Vegas fight against WBC champion Wilder.“I think the dream is to unify the division,” Hearn told Sky Sports News HQ.“Politically, boxing is always difficult, because there are so many different governing bodies and so many different mandatories that inevitably at some stage you are forced to give up a belt, rather than have them all under control of one heavyweight.“I think the fight we would all like to see and assuming that Deontay Wilder can do a little better on his own promotion, because he’s not a big enough draw in America, let alone outside.“But the fight for me to close the year would be Deontay Wilder against Anthony Joshua in one of those barnstorming Las Vegas nights.”Tyson Fury was previously recognised as the No 1 in the division after defeating Klitschko on points and Hearn hopes he will return to the sport for a lucrative fight against Joshua.Joshua must first overcome Klitschko, who has vowed to regain two of his world titles, but Hearn expects the British champion to herald the start of a dominant reign in the division.Hearn said: “Wladimir Klitschko stands in his way on April 29 and I think it’s going to be a very painful night for Mr Klitschko, because I don’t know how you defend, or how you beat Anthony Joshua.“Too physically strong, too fast, and he hits too hard.”“Of course there is a certain Mr Tyson Fury, who one day is going to come back and is going to want to earn some serious money,” said Hearn.“The only serious money in the heavyweight division is Anthony Joshua and money talks in boxing.” Joshua must first overcome Klitschko, who has vowed to regain two of his world titles, but Hearn expects the British champion to herald the start of a dominant reign in the division. Anthony Joshua could target a unification clash against Deontay Wilder if he wins his Wembley fight with Wladimir Klitschko, says Barry Hearn.IBF champion Joshua can add the vacant WBA ‘super’ title when he faces Klitschko in front of an expected sell out crowd at the national stadium on April 29, live on Sky Sports Box Office.last_img read more