Entrepreneurs offered £10m

first_img whatsapp Sunday 16 January 2011 10:28 pm MITIE, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company, is launching a £10m fund to back entrepreneurs. The firm said the “MITIE (Management Incentive Through Investment Equity) Entrepreneurial Programme”, will back management teams with innovative ideas for starting mutually owned businesses in the UK. It is open to people from both the private and public sectors who want to run a business with MITIE’s support. The fund will be particularly targeted at teams that have considerable public sector experience and innovative business ideas to support the government’s focus on efficiency and deficit reduction. Entrepreneurs offered £10m by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com Show Comments ▼center_img KCS-content Share Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com whatsapplast_img read more

Illovo Sugar Limited 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgIllovo Sugar Limited (ILLOVO.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Illovo Sugar Limited (ILLOVO.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Illovo Sugar Limited (ILLOVO.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Illovo Sugar Limited (ILLOVO.mw)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileIllovo Sugar Limited is a South African-based enterprise and Africa’s largest producer of raw sugar and sugar brands produced from sugar cane grown by its own agricultural operations and independent growers. It operates in six African countries and exports products to sub-Saharan Africa, the European Union and the United States. Illovo Sugar Malawi is based in Limbe in the Blantyre District. Illovo Sugar Limited operates in four segments; cane growing, sugar production, downstream and co-generation products. The Cane Growing division grows sugar cane which is used in the production of sugar productions. The Sugar Production division manufactures and markets Illovo Sugar brands. The Downstream and Co-generation division manufactures and markets brands that are by-products of the production process, including furfural and alcohol. Illovo Sugar Limited also supplies surplus electricity generated in the sugar production process. Illovo Sugar Limited is a subsidiary of Associated British Foods plc. Illovo Sugar Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Lions 2017: Warren Gatland gambles for must-win Second Test

first_imgNow or never: Owen Farrell and Johnny Sexton have to deliverThe most intriguing change comes in the 10-12 axis, where Johnny Sexton retains the fly-half jersey, with Owen Farrell taking the inside-centre role he has filled with such distinction for England. Both players are very vocal and Sexton and Farrell enjoyed an increasingly fruitful 74-minute partnership against the Crusaders, where both men started to dovetail intricately in the heavy midfield traffic. Even so, the change represents the biggest risk of the Series to date.You can expect Sexton to be tasked with putting pressure on the All Blacks defence though his lofted kicks around the 22m line and subtle passing game to put the big ball carriers into gaps and give Lions precious front-foot ball. With wind and rain expected, the added kicking game of Owen Farrell and the left-footed Jonathan Davies will give the Lions options. With both playmakers offering sharp distribution, they will be expected to bring the likes of Liam Williams and Anthony Watson into play. On the flipside, Sonny Bill Williams will be licking his lips at barrelling down on the 10-12 channel, looking to offload out of contact.Handful: Ben Te’o is unlucky to drop to the bench after some fine displaysArguably the unluckiest player in the Lions 23 is Ben Te’o, who has been one of the standout players, topping the charts for clean breaks, offloads and defenders beaten and he is one of the few players on the planet who relishes the physical contest with SBW.Another notable promotion is that of CJ Stander, who has been preferred to O’Mahony after an outstanding season for Munster and Ireland. An 80-minute physical onslaught is widely expected.The All Blacks haven’t lost on home soil since 2009, against South Africa, so the odds are stacked against the Lions. To win, every player in the 23 will have to execute the game of their lives. The thwack was perceptible through the cold Wellington air. In amongst a throng of All Blacks on the Westpac turf, Beauden Barrett was drilling the ball 40m across field into the waiting arms of Waisake Naholo. For anyone of a Lions persuasion watching on, it was a foreboding sight.A dozen or so balls were launched across the grey skies with the same pinpoint accuracy while the opening training session took place in front of wide-eyed young kids and their parents.Danger man: Beauden Barrett can hurt the Lions in a number of waysElsewhere Israel Dagg, installed at full-back, was also drilling clearance kicks 50m, while Sonny Bill Williams, always a major draw was strutting round like, well, Sonny Bill Williams. As the session came to a natural end, Sam Cane wandered over to sign autographs.In short, with just over 24hrs to showtime, if the All Blacks were feeling paranoid, or under pressure, they were hiding it pretty damn well.It summed up the gargantuan task ahead of the Lions. They’ve yet to taste success at the Westpac, and with 40 Test wins in 109 games, few in Wellington are backing them to make it 41.All smiles: Kieran Read cut a relaxed figure before the gameKieran Read, put in one of the great Test performances at No 8, after a ‘seven week holiday’ recuperating from a broken thumb, this according to the smiling Steve Hansen, and the All Blacks captain was all smiles at the pre-match press conference: “”If anything it’s going to be even more physical than last week and we can’t wait. We won’t change how we’re going to play, but we will look to subtly operate things. We’ve got a gameplan that we think is right for what the Lions will play, but if it changes on the field we’ll adapt on the run.”FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREIt’s all so different in the Lions camp, where Warren Gatland knows reputations are on the block. Gatland has endured a roller-coaster that would make most men queasy, after a tour in which he has come under extreme, and at times, unfair scrutiny but he hasn’t shied away from making the big selection calls.After questioning the players after they were physically dominated by the All Blacks pack, the promotion of the dynamic Maro Itoje was expected, with loyalty giving an off-colour Alun Wyn Jones a reprieve, while in the backrow, Peter O’Mahony has been jettisoned after a failing to impose himself at the breakdown. Tour skipper, Sam Warburton, Warren Gatland’s trusted long-time lieutenant, has been tasked with slowing the ball down and adding the raw aggression in and around the fringes. TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img The Lions have never won at the Westpac and with the All Blacks unbeaten at home since 2009, the odds are stacked against Warren Gatland’s men… A win is improbable but not impossible. The Lions have reached their judgement day.last_img read more

Emotive Guinness ads with Shane Williams, Wilko, Bill McLaren and 1978 Munster

first_imgThursday Nov 6, 2014 Emotive Guinness ads with Shane Williams, Wilko, Bill McLaren and 1978 Munster Guinness have struck a chord with rugby fans by releasing a series of beautifully made, emotive adverts that could possibly be described more accurately as short films. They tell the tale of the attitude and achievements of Shane Williams, Jonny Wilkinson, Bill McLaren and the Munster team of 1978. Here’s a look at all four adverts.ADVERTISEMENTAhead of the Autumn Internationals that kick off this weekend, the videos focus on heros from the four home nations. The campaign first aired on TV in the Uk and Ireland this week, and online the videos have already gone viral, racking up thousands of views.Rather than focussing on physical attributes, these four films look to inner qualities like humility, dedication, self-belief, and irrepressible spirit. The campaign celebrates the triumph of these qualities, which have helped the ads’ heroes leave a lasting mark on the game.“It was tough being told that I wasn’t going to make it, just because of my size, but I always believed in myself,” said former Wales star Shane Williams, reflecting on his career. “Every setback made me more determined to succeed. Hopefully my story can inspire other rugby players – it’s proof you don’t need to be built like George North or Alex Cuthbert to make it on the wing!”Which is the best ad? It’s tough to say, but we’ve chosen to post the Williams video first, and then you can view the other three with a bit more info about each, and some quotes from those involved too.ADVERTISEMENThttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJhw0FeKaU0Merci – Above we see the film about Jonny Wilkinson called simply, Merci. In this unscripted film goes to Toulon, where we hear about how humility and determination can win the hearts of nations. It focuses on Wilkinson’s dedication to the game and his relentless resolve to bounce back from a raft of injuries, leading to him being as well loved in Toulon as he is in England.“It was an incredible honour to play for Toulon and the support I received from the fans was remarkable,” Wilkinson said.“All I ever set out to do was work hard every day to be the best player I could be.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW0-lM0J794Irrepresible Spirit – This story features the irrepressible spirit of the ‘Voice of Rugby’, Bill McLaren. It shows that it is not the misfortune we are dealt – but how we face it – that really counts. The Bill McLaren Foundation was instrumental in helping create this film.“Bill would have been absolutely thrilled to be recognised in this way. He never resented the fact that his playing career had been cut short – the way he saw it, life gave him lemons, and he made lemonade. The illness gave him the chance to do something he loved that brought joy to so many people,” said Alan Lawson from the Bill McLaren Foundation.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyE56rF6mU8David and Goliath – This tells one of the greatest stories of Irish rugby, the day that Munster beat a touring New Zealand side in 1978. It reminds us what can be achieved when we choose to defy expectations, as a group of ordinary men defied circumstance to achieve something extraordinary.If you enjoyed the videos, leave a comment or tweet us and include #GUINNESSRugby Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Adverts Related Articles 120 WEEKS AGO Eben Etzebeth ready for battle after long… 122 WEEKS AGO ONE WEEK TO GO: ‘Raise The Stakes’ video… 188 WEEKS AGO Emotive new short film shows Ireland players… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Hats House / SAA arquitectura + territorio

first_imgManufacturers: GHP Chile, Maderas Petermann, Titan Panel Projects Collaborators:Brigitte Woodward, Barbara SalazarStructural Calculation:Alberto RamírezConstruction:Juan Mena y su equipo, Hugo Hidd, los propietarios, y Sergio AranedaCity:Puerto Río TranquiloCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nico SaiehRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. The commission consisted of a single-family house on the shores of the lake Lago General Carrera, near the town of Puerto Rio Tranquilo, located 4 hours south of Coyhaique along Carretera Austral, in the region of Aysen, in the Chilean Patagonia. From the beginning, given the conditions of the site, the design had to attempt to solve two main requirements. The first one, requested by the client, was to honour the characteristics of the Patagonian buildings, and the second, was to understand the adverse conditions of constructing in these regions: isolation, shortages of materials, inhospitable climate for working on the site and scarce workforce.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Sergio AranedaThe structural work of the house was designed with industrial and prefabricated materials, systematizing the construction items in a process of assembly, this program of work lasted 5 months. Foundations anchored directly to the rock of the plot, with a supporting structure of pillars, beams, and steel window frames and an envelope of floors, walls and ceilings made of SIP panels. The finishings were made with native wood and local techniques by carpenters from the region. Save this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Nico SaiehThe house is organized by means of two pavilions located parallel to the lake, facing north-east, one in front of the other, placed to gain the best possible lighting and view towards the east. The one closer to the lake hosts the public areas and extends towards the north catching all the natural light. Behind it, the pavilion of the private areas projects towards the south and has the bedrooms distributed along a long corridor that faces the lake. Placed in a tangential way as a mediator between the two is the space of the living room and the kitchen/dining room, separated by means of a large sliding wall. Save this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!Isometric ViewSave this picture!© Nico SaiehThe landscape of the Patagonia of Aysén is determined by the immensity of nature in relation to the very low density of constructions in the territory. The project aspires to be timeless by means of resolving its exterior envelope with a single material, the tejuela de lenga, (lenga beech wood tiles) a finish that brings the project closer to the local constructive tradition.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehThus the house proposes a simple volume, which with its geographical imprint mimics the old barns in its surroundings, but that in its architectural detail enriches the concept of a shelter, revealing its constructive will of amplitude and transparency achieved by steel and glass, proposing an interior, which although immersed in nature remains harmonious with it without pretending to dominate it. Save this picture!© Nico SaiehProject gallerySee allShow lessRPBW on the Roles of Architects and What Makes their Office UniqueArticlesAtelier Cecílio de Sousa / Aires MateusSelected Projects Share Hats House / SAA arquitectura + territorio Area:  230 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Architects: SAA arquitectura + territorio Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920178/hats-house-saa-arquitectura-plus-territorio Clipboard Sergio Araneda CopyHouses•Puerto Río Tranquilo, Chile “COPY” Chile 2018 Year:  Photographs Lead Architect: Hats House / SAA arquitectura + territorioSave this projectSaveHats House / SAA arquitectura + territorio Save this picture!© Nico Saieh+ 28Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920178/hats-house-saa-arquitectura-plus-territorio Clipboard “COPY” Photographs:  Nico Saieh, Sergio Araneda Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses CopyAbout this officeSAA arquitectura + territorioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPuerto Río TranquiloChilePublished on July 05, 2019Cite: “Hats House / SAA arquitectura + territorio” [Casa sombreros / SAA arquitectura + territorio] 05 Jul 2019. 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Irish charities welcome proposed tax changes

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland Law / policy The ICTRG added the proposal to replace the existing “complicated upper limit on donations” with “a straight-forward ceiling of €500,000” was to be applauded.On philanthropy, the report also recommended that income tax relief for expenditure on heritage buildings and gardens be discontinued. It said the scheme for payment of tax by means of donation of heritage property should be retained but modified so the tax relief is limited to 50 per cent of the value of the property donated.www.charitytaxreform.com  26 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 September 2009 | Newscenter_img Irish charities welcome proposed tax changes The Irish Charities Tax Reform Group, which represents Ireland’s leading charities and aid agencies, has given a “cautious” welcome to the Commission on Taxation Report’s recommendation relating to charitable donations.The ICTRG welcomed the proposed reduction in the tax relief threshold from €250 to €100. But the group, whose members include Concern, Trócaire, Goal, Amnesty International and the Society of St Vincent de Paul, expressed “significant disappointment” over the proposal to standardise the reliefs. This, the statement said, was likely to effectively cut the benefit to charities.The suggested simplification of the scheme by treating donations from PAYE and self-assessed donors in exactly the same manner will reduce administration for both charities and Revenue and should result in increased benefit to charities. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Skepticism While Waiting for EPA Renewable Targets

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – May 4, 2016 Skeptical on EPABob DinneenThe Ethanol industry awaits the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed 2017 renewable fuels volume targets this month with a healthy dose of skepticism.Renewable Fuels Association Chief Bob Dinneen says he will not soon forget EPA rolling three years of missed renewable fuels targets into one, last November, and still coming up short of statutory levels.Now, EPA says it’s going to get the program “back on track” with a proposed 2017 rule this month, and a final rule in November, but Dinneen says, “That’s just what the law requires and I’m not terribly impressed by any of that. I hope that getting the rule back on track means returning to the statute, actually putting out the volumes that Congress has specified for this program and not abusing its waiver authority which drove us to court last November.”Senate Democrats and Republicans are urging EPA to follow the congressional intent and increase RFS blending targets for 2017. Dinneen says production and infrastructure advances have already overtaken EPA’s 2015 reduction rationale.“Many of the concerns that EPA cited when they reduced the volumes a year ago are no longer relevant at all. We believe they could have implemented the statutory levels last year and we would have met the requirements, but there’s just no question this year that the 15 billion gallons can easily be met”Dinneen says no one finds fault with the EPA for reducing targets for cellulosic and advanced biofuels, based on a lack of supply. But, he argues, one week before EPA’s proposal last year, corn ethanol production hit an annual record of 15.3 billion gallons. Facebook Twitter Skepticism While Waiting for EPA Renewable Targets SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Skepticism While Waiting for EPA Renewable Targets Previous articleFormer HAT Market Analyst DiesNext articleWeekly Ethanol Production Down Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Family claim 53 year old man refused a bed at Lifford Hospital

first_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Previous articleClerical Changes announced for the Diocese of RaphoeNext articleInvestment announced for seafood support projects in Donegal News Highland Facebook Family claim 53 year old man refused a bed at Lifford Hospital RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Facebook WhatsApp The HSE is under pressure today after Lifford Hospital allegedly refused treatment to a 53 year old man with Down Sydrome who also has dementia and is in the final stages of life.Donna Harte’s brother Paul cannot eat, and needs to receive fluids, which he is currently receiving at Letterkenny University Hospital.His family claim that they’ve been told he is not being admitted to Lifford Hospital because he is not 65, and also because he has “intellectual learning disabilities “.The HSE has not yet issued a statement on the matter.Earlier today, Donna Harte spoke to Greg Hughes on the Nine ’til Noon Show. She says this would only be a short term admission………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/donnaharte1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Picture of Paul posted by Donna on social media at the weekend. Google+ By News Highland – July 16, 2018 Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

Amnesty International issues travel warning to US following mass shootings

first_imgguvendemir/iStock(NEW YORK) — After a weekend of mass shootings that left 31 dead, Amnesty International on Wednesday issued a travel warning for the U.S.The organization urged travelers “to exercise extreme caution when traveling throughout the country due to rampant gun violence.” It added that gun violence is “so prevalent in the United States that it amounts to a human rights crisis.” The advisory comes as the nation was still reeling from the back-to-back shootings, and as President Donald Trump visited both cities.In El Paso, Texas, 22 people were killed in a mass shooting Saturday. Hours later, in the early morning hours Sunday, nine people were fatally shot in another attack in Dayton, Ohio.Less than a week before, three people were killed in the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting.The string of shootings prompted Amnesty International to issue the warning.“Travelers to the United States should remain cautious that the country does not adequately protect people’s right to be safe, regardless of who they might be,” Ernest Coverson, campaign manager for the End Gun Violence Campaign at Amnesty International, said in a statement.“People in the United States cannot reasonably expect to be free from harm – a guarantee of not being shot is impossible,” Coverson added in the statement.Amnesty International said the advisory is a mirror to those issued by the Department of State to U.S. travelers for other countries. It specifically noted that a “traveler’s race, country of origin, ethnic background, sexual orientation or gender identity may place them at higher risk after recent attacks linked to white supremacist ideology.”Venezuela and Uruguay issued travel warnings of their own to their citizens following the mass shootings.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Explosion erupts at Texas chemical refinery, injuring at least 3 people

first_imgiStock(PORT NECHES, Texas) — At least three people were injured when a powerful explosion erupted at a petrochemical refinery in Texas early Wednesday morning, officials said.Video and images taken by people in the area and posted online show a massive fireball illuminating the dark sky over the TPC Group plant in Port Neches, Texas, about 15 miles southwest of Beaumont.The early morning explosion involved a processing unit, and three personnel on site sustained injuries and are being treated. All staff at the plant have since been evacuated and accounted for, according to a press release from TPC Group.“The event is ongoing, but will be brought under control as quickly and safely as possible,” the company said in a statement Wednesday. “Right now our focus is on protecting the safety of responders and the public, and minimizing any impact to the environment.”Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick told ABC News that the plant was still on fire hours after the blast.A mandatory evacuation was in effect for residents living within a half-mile radius of refinery. A fire department spokesperson in the neighboring city of Nederland told ABC News that evacuation orders could expand to a wider area.A highway near the plant was shut down, and there were reports of damaged homes in the area, according to a spokesperson for the Port Neches Police Department, who expressed concern about chemicals in the air and possible secondary explosions.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more