US missionary gets 15 years for sex abuse at Kenya orphanage

first_imgPHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Christian missionary from Pennsylvania was sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison Thursday for sexually abusing girls at a Kenyan orphanage he led. Federal authorities say 61-year-old Gregory Dow of Lancaster ran the Dow Family Children’s Home for nearly a decade before fleeing in 2017.  They say some of the funding for the orphanage came from U.S. churches and faith-based groups. The FBI says Dow abused girls as young as 11. Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams calls his crimes “nearly incomprehensible in their depravity.” Dow’s public defenders said he expressed remorse in court and apologized for his crimes.last_img read more

S&P: 10,000MW of renewable energy capacity to be operating in New Mexico by 2030

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):New Mexico’s recently bolstered renewable portfolio standard, or RPS, is expected to be a major driver as Market Intelligence estimates over 10,000 MW of renewable capacity installed in the state by 2030. Aggressive state renewable legislation, the expected participation in the Energy Imbalance Market, or EIM, corporate renewable demand, and a climate that supports utility-scale wind and solar power plants make New Mexico a popular destination for renewable developers through the next decade.In March of 2019, New Mexico’s state Senate passed Senate Bill 489 increasing the state’s RPS from 20% to 50% by 2030, 80% by 2040 with a goal to reach 100% carbon-free by 2045. This is a significant increase to their previous RPS which was set at 20% by 2020. Eligible technologies include solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, fuel cells not powered by fossil fuels, biomass, landfill gas and anaerobic digested waste biomass.The 847-MW San Juan coal plant is scheduled to close in 2022 and the bill allows Public Service Co. of New Mexico, or PNM, a subsidiary of PNM Resources Inc., to securitize the costs of the closure. PNM has stated they plan to phase out coal generation entirely by 2031. The legislation permits the utilities to retain zero carbon resources in their generation portfolios until Dec. 31, 2047. Zero carbon resources, which would include nuclear power plants, are defined as generation assets that do not produce carbon dioxide emissions.In terms of compliance to their previous RPS obligations, New Mexico utilities have largely fallen short in recent years with qualifying utilities reaching only 83% of their overall RPS requirement in 2017. The previous legislation included carve-outs for wind, solar, biomass and distributed generation and utilities fell short in every technology.The state has an impressive pipeline to help make up this shortfall with over 5,000 MW of wind projects and 1,000 MW of solar projects in various stages of development. The pipeline for wind is particularly front-loaded with over 3,600 MW of capacity planned to come online between the end of 2019 and 2021. Solar projects are a little more spread out with almost 600 of the 1,000 MW planning to come online in 2022. Current estimates project in-state renewable builds surpassing 10,000 MW by 2030. As is the case in many regions across the country, transmission and distribution access will be a consistent concern over the next five years as thousands of megawatts of wind and solar projects undoubtedly located in remote locations across New Mexico are expected to come online.New Mexico’s newly implemented aggressive RPS, its aim to boost their participation in out-of-state markets, abundant land availability and favorable climate for wind and solar energy will make it one of the country’s most popular markets for renewables over the next ten years and beyond.More ($): Over 10 GW of renewable capacity expected in New Mexico by 2030 S&P: 10,000MW of renewable energy capacity to be operating in New Mexico by 2030last_img read more

Into the River banned: Award-winning sex and drugs teen novel off the shelves

first_img“Our concern was that the classification will …. exert a significant influence upon other decisions portraying teenage sex and drug-taking,” Mr McCoskrie said. Family First would now prepare a submission to the review board that includes 400 complaints made to the censor about the book’s content. Under the interim ban it was now illegal to sell or supply the book anywhere in New Zealand.https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/-explicit-teen-novel-gets-blacklisted-by-nz-censors-so-it-s-now-illegal-to-sell-q09423‘Will I be burnt next?’ – Into the River author Ted Dawe on book banningNZ Herald 7 September 2015The author of the first book to be banned in New Zealand for at least 22 years is asking: “Will I be burnt next?”Ted Dawe, 64, the head of studies at Taylors College for international students in Auckland, is the unlikely subject of the first interim restriction order on a book under the Films, Videos and Publications Classification Act 1993.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/books/news/article.cfm?c_id=134&objectid=11509128Book banned after Christian complaintRadio NZ News 7 September 2015The author of an award-winning young adults book says he is appalled it has been banned after a complaint from a Christian lobby group.The Film and Literature Board of Review has placed an interim restriction order on Into The River, by Auckland author Ted Dawe, meaning it cannot be sold, lent or displayed by anyone.http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/283482/book-banned-after-christian-complaintFamily First get book banned pending reviewNewsTalk ZB 7 September 2015An award-winning but controversial children’s book has been taken off the selves while its classification is reviewed.Family First New Zealand won its bid for an Interim Restriction Order for ‘Into the River’ by Ted Dawe.http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/family-first-get-book-banned-pending-review/Award-winning book banned in NZOtago Daily Times 7 September 2015The author of the first book to be banned in New Zealand for at least 22 years is asking: “Will I be burnt next?”His book for teenagers, Into the River, won top prize in New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards in 2013. But it has been banned from sale or supply under the order issued by the president of the Film and Literature Board of Review, Don Mathieson, QC.http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/354984/award-winning-book-banned-nzBanned book removed from librarySunLive 7 September 2015The only copy of a now banned book has been removed from Tauranga City Library’s young adult’s section and ‘put aside’ says city libraries manager Jill Best.The award-winning Kiwi novel Into The River by Auckland author Ted Dawe has been banned following complaints regarding sexually explicit content.http://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/108736-banned-book-removed-from-library.htmlTeen novel prompts first New Zealand book ban in decadesYahoo News 7 September 2015New Zealand censors sparked outrage on Monday after banning an award-winning teen novel that includes sex and bullying, making it the first book removed from shelves in more than two decades.Auckland author Ted Dawe said he was “blindsided” by the ban on his coming-of-age story “Into the River”, which won the New Zealand Post children’s book of the year in 2013.https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/29456950/teen-novel-prompts-first-new-zealand-book-ban-in-decades/Teen book stripped from shelvesSkyNews 7 September 2015An award-winning teen book has been stripped from New Zealand library and bookshop shelves after been hit with an interim ban for explicit content.Ted Dawe’s coming-of-age novel Into the River has been black-listed by the NZ Film and Literature Board of Review at the request of conservative family values group Family First.http://www.skynews.com.au/news/world/asiapacific/2015/09/07/teen-book-stripped-from-shelves.htmlAward-winning teen book Into the River banned in New Zealand3News 7 September 2015An award-winning teen book has been stripped from library and bookshop shelves after been hit with an interim ban for explicit content.Ted Dawe’s coming-of-age novel Into the River has been black-listed by the Film and Literature Board of Review at the request of conservative family values group Family First.http://www.3news.co.nz/entertainment/award-winning-teen-book-into-the-river-banned-in-new-zealand-2015090711#axzz3l66RLpkX ‘There’re way worse things on the internet’ – racy novel’s ban puzzles teensOneNewsNow 8 September 2015Some teenagers say they can’t understand why a book aimed at them which features scenes of sex and drug-taking has been banned when they could access more explicit content on the internet if they wanted to.Auckland public libraries had asked the censor to lift restrictions on the award-winning Kiwi novel Into The River by Ted Dawe, provoking a Family First-sponsored review, and the interim banning of the book.https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/-there-re-way-worse-things-on-the-internet-racy-novel-s-ban-puzzles-teens-q09521Young adult novel Into the River banned in New Zealand over ‘sexual content and drug taking’The Independent 8 September 2015An award-winning young adult novel has been banned in New Zealand following complaints about the book’s depiction of drug taking and sexual content. NZ Herald 7 September 2015New Zealand’s censorship review board has slapped an interim ban on a book for the first time since the current law was passed 22 years ago, potentially igniting a new wave of restrictions on sexually explicit books.The president of the Film and Literature Board of Review, Dr Don Mathieson, QC, has issued the Interim Restriction Order banning the sale or distribution of Auckland author Ted Dawe’s award-winning novel for teenagers Into the River until the full board can consider whether the book should be restricted.Family First director Bob McCoskrie, who requested the review, said the interim order – the first affecting a book under the Films, Videos and Publications Classification Act 1993 – showed people could still use the censorship system.“Hopefully we have set a precedent and people start bringing other books to the fore that they are concerned about.”Freedom of expression needed to be weighed against the need to protect the public good and young people, he said.“Where a book is targeted at teenagers it needed to be language and theme appropriate.”http://www.nzherald.co.nz/books/news/article.cfm?c_id=134&objectid=11508895Racy teen novel Into the River banned after Family First complaintStuff co.nz 7 September 2015An award-winning Kiwi novel has been banned after a complaint by conservatives, potentially sparking a wave of new restrictions on books with sexually explicit content.The teen novel Into the River by Auckland author Ted Dawe has gone through a considerable censorship battle.The interim ban makes it a crime to supply, display, or distribute the book in any way – if one knows about the order. Individuals and organisations who knowingly supply the banned book are liable of fines of up to $3000 and $10,000 respectively. The ban includes schools and libraries.It is the first time an interim ban has been imposed on a book since the current law was passed 22 years ago.Conservative lobbying group Family First, who pushed for the review and an R18 restriction, applauded the decision.“We’ve empowered parents to start expressing their concerns about books more,” leader Bob McCoskrie said. “We believe the censor is out of touch with material parents don’t want their kids to be reading.”McCoskrie supported a wider move to a film-like sticker rating system for books.“We do it for movies so why not books? I think to be honest parents expect this to be happening.”“These books can exert a significant influence. We just think its about age appropriateness.”Family First claim the censor has received over 400 letters from concerned parents.http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/books/71797069/Racy-teen-novel-Into-the-River-banned-after-Family-First-complaint‘Explicit’ teen novel gets blacklisted by NZ censors – so it’s now illegal to sell itOneNewsNow 7 September 2015Ted Dawe’s coming-of-age novel Into the River has been black-listed by the Film and Literature Board of Review at the request of conservative family values group Family First.It’s the latest twist for a book embroiled in a back-and forth censorship battle since controversially taking out top prize in the 2013 NZ Post Children’s Book Awards.In a strongly worded order, review board president Dr Don Mathieson said he had accepted the concerns of Family First and the hundreds of families who wrote to the censor’s office to protest the content, themes and availability of the book.Bob McCoskrie, national director of Family First, said the decision was appropriate for a book “laced with detailed descriptions of sex acts, coarse language and scenes of drug-taking”.He said it was most significant the review board agreed with Family First’s concerns that the lack of classification would set a dangerous precedent. Into the River by New Zealand author Ted Dawe has been placed under an interim ban, making organisations who knowingly supply the banned book liable to fines of up to NZ$10,000.http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/young-adult-novel-into-the-river-banned-in-new-zealand-over-sexual-content-and-drug-taking-10490065.htmlNew Zealand bans award-winning teenage novel after outcry from Christian groupThe Guardian 7 September 2015An award-winning young adult novel has become the first book in more than 20 years to be banned in New Zealand after an outcry from a Christian group.Ted Dawe’s Into the River has been banned from sale or supply by the Film and Literature Board of Review (FLBR) after a complaint from conservative lobby group Family First.http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/07/new-zealand-bans-into-the-river-teenage-novel-outcry-christian-groupWARNING: The horrific moment a bungee jumper hits the waterTVNZ  9 September 2015 The head of Family First, whose opposition to Ted Dawe’s coming-of-age novel Into The River has seen it temporarily banned, says he has read the book and it’s “two hours of my life that I won’t recover”. The award-winning novel has been pulled from …New Zealand Bans Young Adult Book Over ‘Cussing and Ejaculation’VICE News  9 September 2015An award-winning young adult novel has been banned by New Zealand’s Film and Literature Board of Review (FLBR) amid mounting pressure from conservative Christians, who objected to the book’s “detailed descriptions of sex acts, coarse language, and …Into The River by Ted Dawe. Photo / NZMENew Zealand Herald 9 September 2015Attorney-General Chris Finlayson says the Government should review the law on the classification of books after the interim ban on Ted Dawe’s teenage novel Into The River. Mr Finlayson said the decision to ban the sale and supply of the book for …Can you pick the quotes from Ted Dawe’s banned novel Into the River?The Guardian 9 September 2015 More Than This has an explicit sex scene in it, showing tenderness between two boys. Go ahead, New Zealand, ban it, I f******* dare you. — John Boyne (@john_boyne) September 7, 2015. As a reader & writer, I stand full square with Ted Dawe & I know …New Zealand bans young adult novel; first book ban in 22 years CNN 9 September 2015 “Into the River,” a novel by New Zealand author Ted Dawe, has been banned after complaints from a family advocacy group. (CNN) — New Zealand has banned its first book in 22 years after an award-winning New Zealand author’s novel was criticized for its …Banned book Into the River ‘is one of the best teen novels going’Stuff.co.nz 8 September 2015Ted Dawe’s first novel, Thunder Road, set the scene for his exploration of the dark side of teenage life which has triggered controversy in the follow-up, Into the River. OPINION: The interim ban of Ted Dawe’s novel Into the River is, in my opinion …Silent protest over Into the River book banningStuff.co.nz 8 September 2015Dunedin author Emma Neale will hold a silent reading protest against the ban for Ted Dawe’s book, Into The River. A silent reading protest against the banning of a book is spreading nationwide. Dunedin author Emma Neale, who worked on the initial …Experts call ban of Ted Dawe’s Into The River novel over sexual content …Daily Mail 8 September 2015Australia’s leading parenting experts have slammed the decision to ban an award-winning children’s novel as ‘ludicrous’ and ‘extreme’ following complaints over sexually explicit content and offensive material. Conservative Christian lobby group Family …New Zealand bans prize-winning young adult novel Into The River over sex scenesSydney Morning Herald 8 September 2015An award-winning Kiwi novel has been banned after a complaint by religious conservatives, potentially sparking a wave of new restrictions in New Zealand on books with sexually explicit content. The teen novel Into the River by Auckland author Ted Dawe …So what’s all the fuss about Ted Dawe’s book Into the River?Stuff.co.nz 8 September 2015The 64-year-old author of award-winning teen novel Into the River has taught at Aorere College and Dilworth School. He is now director of studies at Taylors College for international studies in Auckland. His first novel Thunder Road, a prequel to Into …Ted Dawe’s Into The River is 1st book to be banned in New Zealand in over 2 …Daily Mail 7 September 2015 At the centre of the issue for the objectors were detailed descriptions of sex acts and drug use, and the use of an offensive term for female genitalia. The order was issued by the president of the board of review, Dr Don Mathieson, an active Christian …New Zealand: Award-winning Into the River novel bannedBBC News 7 September 2015 Censors in New Zealand have placed an interim ban on an award-winning book for teenagers – the first such restriction in more than 20 years. It’s now illegal to sell or distribute Into the River by Ted Dawe, including at schools and libraries, the …Teen novel draws first New Zealand book ban in decadesgulfnews.com 7 September 2015Wellington: New Zealand censors sparked outrage on Monday after banning an award-winning teen novel that includes sex and bullying, making it the first book removed from shelves in more than two decades. Auckland author Ted Dawe said he was …New Zealand bans novel with sex, bullyingBusiness Standard 7 September 2015New Zealand has banned an award-winning teen novel that includes sex and bullying, making it the first book to be removed from shelves in over two decades, the media reported on Monday. The Film and Literature Board of Review has placed an interim …Into the River: New Zealand bans award-winning teen novel that includes sex …ABC Online 7 September 2015 New Zealand censors have sparked outrage after banning an award-winning teen novel that includes sex and bullying, making it the first book to be removed from shelves in more than two decades. Auckland author Ted Dawe said he was “blindsided” by the …Why Did New Zealand Ban ‘Into The River,’ And Will The YA Novel Ever Be Available?Bustle 9 September 2015We like to think of book bans as a thing of the past. Sure, people occasionally speak out against a book pick, but few people are campaigning to seize, burn, and ban the titles they oppose. That’s what makes the latest book news so shocking, and has …‘Into the River’ Banned in New ZealandGalleyCat 9 September 2015 Into the River by Ted Dawe has been banned in New Zealand after complaints from Christian groups. The book, which won the New Zealand Post Children’s Book award in 2013, is aimed at teenage boys and was banned for the inclusion of sex and drugs in …Award-winning ‘Into the River’ novel banned in NZThe Rakyat Post 9 September 2015 New Zealand’s Film and Literature Board of Review has placed an interim ban on ‘Into the River’ by Ted Dawe, an award-winning book for teenagers. Adjust Font Size: WELLINGTON, Sept 8, 2015: New Zealand censors have placed an interim ban on an …New Zealand bans young adult novelKTXS 9 September 2015New Zealand has banned its first book in 22 years after an award-winning New Zealand author’s novel was criticized for its offensive language and gratuitous sexual imagery.Editorial: Nothing better than a ban to lift interestWanganui Chronicle 9 September 2015 WELL, thank goodness Ted Dawe’s award-winning teenage novel Into The River has been banned. For starters, it was long overdue. We haven’t had a book banning for 22 years and it’s more than 70 years since Adolf Hitler led the way with mass book …A Bookshop Explains Why the Into the River Ban is Dumb 3News 9 September 2015Jenna Todd of Auckland’s Time Out Bookstore explains why she and her co-workers have set up an ‘offensive books window’ to protest the interim ban on Ted Dawe’s novel Into the River. In 2013, we displayed a sign outside of our store that said, ‘Proudly …New Zealand: Censors ban award-winning teen novel Into the River by Ted DaweYahoo News UK 9 September 2015Censors in New Zealand have banned Into the River, an award-winning teen novel from its shelves, making it the first book to be removed from shelves in more than two decades. The book, which won the New Zealand Post children’s book of the year in 2013, …Book’s banning ‘exceedingly troubling’Voxy 8 September 2015The decision by the President of the Film and Literature Board of Review, Dr Don Mathieson, QC, to issue an Interim Restriction Order banning the sale or distribution of Auckland author Ted Dawe’s award-winning novel for teenagersInto the River, …School librarians nonplussed by book banRadio NZ News 9 September 2015School librarians are in uproar after being told to take copies of banned book IntoThe River off their shelves.The award-winning book is off limits until the Film and Literature board of review decides next month whether to give it an age restriction following a challenge by lobby group Family First.Meanwhile, other books containing sex and violence, such as the Game of Thrones series, remain on their shelves.President of the School Library Association Miriam Tuohy says a lot of schools have copies of Into the River and librarians are not happy about the ban.“There’s been probably fair to say, a bit of an uproar about it.”http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/283651/school-librarians-nonplussed-by-banCensorship is alive in New Zealand. I should know: my book was bannedThe Guardian  10 September 2015The censorship of my award-winning young adult novel, Into The River, made me a minor literary celebrity. All I wanted was to get working-class boys to read. Teacher and author of Into The River, Ted Dawe. Photograph: Supplied. Wednesday 9 September …New Zealand protests planned in solidarity with banned bookThe Guardian  10 September 2015Crime scene … Auckland’s Time Out Bookstore has made a window display of banned books. Photograph: Jenna Todd/ Auckland books/PR. Alison Flood. Wednesday 9 September 2015 11.27 EDT Last modified on Wednesday 9 September 2015 19.01 EDT.Amazon removes Into the River ebookStuff.co.nz 9 September 2015Online retailer Amazon has removed an electronic version of Ted Dawe’s Into the River after it was slapped with an interim ban earlier this week. The ebook version of the novel was available for purchase in New Zealand for some time after the …Auckland bookstore’s quiet protest against banned bookStuff.co.nz 9 September 2015An Auckland bookshop’s protest against the banning of an award-winning book has brought it huge attention on social media. The Film and Literature Board of Review has put an interim restriction order on Ted Dawe’s young adult novel Into The River …last_img read more