Judge orders Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority officials to explain privatization plans

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ElNeuvoDia.com:Four senior officials of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) must appear in court and explain why the public corporation is allegedly refusing to provide two nonprofit organizations with information about the privatization process and the power grid.That is what San Juan Superior Court Judge Anthony Cuevas ruled. Cuevas -who presided over a follow-up hearing to the “mandamus action” that CAMBIO and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) filed last May “to obtain information about the electric power utility’s (PREPA’s) system and the ongoing privatization process.”Astrid Rodríguez (Legal Consultant), engineer Hiram Medero (Chief Strategy and Information Officer), engineer Efran Paredes (Planning and Environmental Protection Director) and Fernando Padilla (Project Management Director) are the four PREPA officials called to appear at a new hearing on September 26, with a follow-up hearing on September 30.“The Authority is trying to make it appear that there have been misinterpretations in our requests and that they are willing to provide the documents, but that is not the real experience. The real experience has been that we have to insist that the documents do exist for them to provide us those documents. The requests have been clear,” said CAMBIO co-founder and president Ingrid Vila.She added that PREPA “has refused” to provide them with documents that exist – or that should exist – invoking confidentiality clauses that, in her opinion, do not apply. Judge Cuevas ordered CAMBIO and IEEFA to present, on or before next Thursday, a list of the information that PREPA allegedly owes them.Rodríguez confirmed that the organizations insisted on “stating there is information that PREPA has not provided.” “However, they did not specify what information was missing,” she said.More: PREPA officials will be held accountable Judge orders Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority officials to explain privatization planslast_img read more

Cricket News Mitchell Marsh booed by Melbourne crowd in Boxing Day Test vs India

first_imgNew Delhi: Ahead of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne, both India and Australia announced their playing XIs well in advance. India had three changes, with Mayank Agarwal handed a debut in place of KL Rahul while Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja replaced Murali Vijay and Umesh Yadav. For Australia, the only notable change was Mitchell Marsh replacing Victoria’s Peter Handscomb. This change did not go down too well with the Australian public present in the Melbourne Cricket Ground and when Marsh came on to bowl in the first innings, he was booed by a section of the crowd from the Great Southern Stand end. Both Marsh and Handscomb have been rotated in the side ever since the Pakistan series and both have struggled.Handscomb was picked in the first two Tests against India after he was overlooked for the series against Pakistan. In Adelaide, he had scores of 34 and 14 but in the Perth Test, he struggled in seaming conditions and was dismissed cheaply for 7 and 13. Handscomb, ironically, came into the Australia side at the expense of Mitchell Marsh, who struggled with both bat and ball in the Pakistan series. In the Dubai Test, he managed 12 runs and did not take a single wicket. In the Abu Dhabi Test, he picked up two wickets but scored just 13 and 5 as Australia were routed by 373 runs to lose the series 1-0.Read More | Bancroft says Warner encouraged him to tamper with the ballMarsh played a couple of first class games for Western Australia but he continued to struggle while Handscomb had fought his way back into the side for the India series after scoring three fifties and a century for Victoria. The century was against South Australia and he hit it at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. In the ongoing Boxing Day Test, Marsh has struggled for rhythm and has not been effective with the ball on a wicket which is good for batting.Read More | Agarwal, Vihari achieve a 1st for India in Boxing Day after 500 TestsThe current four-match series is level 1-1 after India won the first Test in Adelaide by 31 runs and Australia fought back in style with a magnificent 146-run win. India will be determined to take an unassailable 2-1 lead in the series while Australia would be hoping to end what has been a tough year for them with a win. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more