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Aviation sector in Alberta working to green up

Aviation sector in Alberta working to green up

Business
July 19 (UPI) -- Greenhouse gas emissions from Alberta are on the decline in part because of alternate fuels in the transportation sector, leaders said. The provincial government of Alberta announced $ 53 million (USD) is available through its Emissions Reduction Alberta Biotechnology, Electricity and Sustainable Transportation program. The funding would draw in new investments that would diversify the oil-rich economy. Teresa Ehman, the director of environmental affairs for Air Canada, said the company is investing billions of dollars in building a fuel-efficient and cleaner fleet. "To date, we have operated eight biofuel flights and will continue to advocate for the development of sustainable aviation biofuels in Canada," she said in a statement. The International Civil Aviation Organi...
Green in legal fight with FRC over BHS probe

Green in legal fight with FRC over BHS probe

Business
The high street billionaire Sir Philip Green has sparked a legal battle with regulators over a probe into the audit of BHS's accounts during the year before the now-collapsed chain was sold for £1. Sky News can exclusively reveal that Sir Philip's company Taveta Investments has made an urgent application for a judicial review aimed at forcing the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) to amend its report on the issue.A hearing is understood to have been scheduled to take place at the High Court on Friday, but has been postponed after lawyers for the FRC requested more time to prepare their case, according to insiders.Taveta, which is the parent company of Sir Philip's Top Shop-owning Arcadia Group, is also thought to have applied separately for an injunction to prevent the...
Famous birthdays for May 30: Idina Menzel, Cee-Lo Green

Famous birthdays for May 30: Idina Menzel, Cee-Lo Green

Entertainment
May 30 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. They include: -- Film director Howard Hawks in 1896 -- Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig and many other cartoon characters, in 1908 -- Band leader/clarinet virtuoso Benny Goodman in 1909 -- Restaurant executive Bob Evans in 1918 -- Christine Jorgensen, who became widely known after a 1952 sex-change operation, in 1926 -- Actor Clint Walker in 1927 -- Actor Keir Dullea in 1936 (age 82) -- Actor Michael J. Pollard in 1939 (age 79) -- NFL Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers in 1943 (age 75) -- Actor Colm Meaney in 1953 (age 65) File Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI -- Actor Ted McGinley in 1958 (age 60) --...
Big banks get green light to make short-term, small dollar loans

Big banks get green light to make short-term, small dollar loans

Finance
Consumers who rely on payday loans to fill their budget gaps may have a new option to turn to: traditional banks. National banks just received the go-ahead to serve that market from their regulator, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. On Wednesday, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting called for national banks and federal savings associations to step into the short-term, small-dollar installment loan market. These loans typically range from $ 300 to $ 5,000, according to the regulator. And that adds up to about $ 90 billion in loans ta...
Green Bay Packers sign six draft picks, two free agents

Green Bay Packers sign six draft picks, two free agents

Sports
The Green Bay Packers signed six picks from their 2018 NFL Draft class as well as a pair of rookie free agents, the team announced Monday. Wide receivers J'Mon Moore, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown joined guard Cole Madison, defensive tackle James Looney and linebacker Kendall Donnerson in agreeing to deals with the Packers. Green Bay has signed eight members of its 11-player draft class. Cornerbacks Jaire Alexander (first round) and Josh Jackson (second round) join third-round linebacker Oren Burks as the team's remaining unsigned picks. The Packers also announced that they have signed tight end Ryan Smith and linebacker Greer Martini after the pair tried out during rookie minicamp. Moore, who is listed at 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, was selected in the fourth round out o...