PUBLISHED: 17:00 20 March 2019 | UPDATED: 17:00 20 March 2019 Mark Langford The joint growth boards: Cllr Nick Gowrley and Cllr Paul Ekpenyong, of West Suffolk District Council, Richard Gawthorpe Norse Group director, Emily Atack, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils’ assistant director for assets and investments, Daniel Hughes Norse Group director – construction, and Cllr Simon Barrett and Cllr David Busby of Babergh District Council Picture: BABERGH & MID SUFFOLK DISTRICT COUNCILS BABERGH & MID SUFFOLK DISTRICT COUNCILS Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils have launched two joint venture companies to transform council-owned land and assets into local housing. The Babergh Growth Board: Emily Atack, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils’ assistant director for assets and investments, Cllr David Busby, Richard Gawthorpe Norse Group director, Daniel Hughes Norse Group director - construction, and Cllr Simon Barrett … [Read more...] about Councils launch partnership with property group Norse to develop land for housing
THE upcoming God of War PlayStation game moves the saga away from its traditional Greek setting and into Norse mythology - so there are a lot of unanswered questions from where the last game ended. So who is Kratos, is he still God of War, are there any Norse gods, and who is his son Atereus? Who is Kratos and is he still God of War? Kratos is the protagonist of the God of War series. He is a Spartan warrior who was tricked into murdering his wife and daughter by Ares, the Greek god of war. Following orders from the goddess Athena, he soon murders Ares and takes his place among the gods - but is haunted by nightmares about his crime. Still haunted by his past, he eventually rebels against the gods and learns that he is the son of Zeus. While Kratos loses his powers in the final game, the position of God of War stays vacant - so he remains the God of War on a technicality.Who is Atreus? Atreus is the first child of Kratos who was born after the death of the Greek gods. He is 1/4 god and … [Read more...] about Is Kratos still the God of War, who’s his son Atreus and what Norse Gods are involved in the PS4 exclusive?
THE date marks the day with the fewest daylight hours of the year It is also when the Sun is at its lowest point in the sky, in the northern hemisphere. When is the winter solstice 2018? This year’s winter solstice, which is also known as midwinter, is on December 21 at 10.23pm. The world "solstice" comes from the Latin solstitium meaning "Sun stands still" because the apparent movement of the Sun's path north or south stops before changing direction. It is the shortest day of the year. Across Europe it is known as Yule, from the Norse word Jul (or juul), meaning wheel. In the northern hemisphere it is when the North Pole is pointing away from the Sun. How is it celebrated? The day has been celebrated by various cultures around the world for thousands of years and is generally a recognition of rebirth. Most notably it is associated with the druids who mark the start of the solar year with a celebration of light and the rebirth of the Sun. The Feast of Jul was observed … [Read more...] about When is the winter solstice 2018 and how is the shortest day celebrated?
The New York State Court of Appeals has announced that it will hear a challenge to municipal bans on hydraulic fracturing operations in two separate cases. The announcement comes three months after a ruling issued by a midlevel appellate court in which a four-judge panel unanimously held that municipalities can effectively “zone out” oil and gas operations by passing zoning ordinances and that the state’s Oil Gas and Solution Mining Law (OGSML) cannot be invoked to nullify such local bans. In May 2013, an appellate panel of the New York Supreme Court affirmed the decision of a lower state court, holding that local municipalities have the power to enact zoning ordinances that ban “all activities related to the exploration for, and the production or storage of, natural gas and petroleum within its borders.” Town of Dryden et al., v. Norse Energy Corp., New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Department (May 2, … [Read more...] about New York High Court To Hear Cases Determining Future of Hydraulic Fracturing
Energy and Climate DebateThe House Appropriations Committee approved July 15 a fiscal year 2015 spending bill for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, and related agencies after Republicans opposed Democratic attempts to remove 24 legislative riders. The measure would increase Interior Department funding for oil and gas permitting and inspections on Bureau of Land Management land, as well as funding for fighting and preventing wildfires. The package would reduce the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by $717 million, about nine percent. The overall bill would amount to $30.2 billion, a $162 million increase from the fiscal year 2014 enacted level. The riders are designed to halt some agency initiatives, including greenhouse gas regulations, a new definition of Clean Water Act jurisdiction, revised water pollution rules for surface coal mining, and the possibility of an Endangered Species Act listing next year of the greater sage grouse.Congressman … [Read more...] about Energy & Environmental Law Update – July 21, 2014