Puerto Rico Forum: Involve Puerto Ricans FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享IEEFA:Key takeaways in a Washington, D.C., forum co-sponsored by IEEFA include the necessity of eliminating Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) legacy debt; the importance of the Puerto Rico Energy Commission’s role in overseeing PREPA’s transformation; and the need for the people of Puerto Rico to lead the development of a new vision for a modern energy system.A recording of the forum, co-sponsored with the Institute for Competitiveness and Economic Sustainability of Puerto Rico, the Center for a New Economy, and the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association is available here.Among the highlights: A presentation by Scott Hempling, an advisor to the Puerto Rico Energy Commission since it was established in 2014. Hempling’s remarks focus on the legal authority of the commission to oversee PREPA’s operations and to serves as the key regulatory agency in implementing reforms.The forum also included a panel discussion on immediate rebuilding concerns and recommendations to Congress to the longer-term vision for a new energy system in Puerto Rico. YouTube video: Puerto Rico: How Best to Get and Keep the Lights Back On?
Poyet is one of a number of managers touted as a possible replacement for Brian McDermott, who was sacked last week. It is understood contact has been made with the 45-year-old Uruguayan, who has experience of working on the staff of a Barclays Premier League club following a spell as Juande Ramos’ assistant at Tottenham. Press Association Poyet has previously been open about his desire to coach in the top flight, although he may elect to resist any approach from Reading with his current side in the npower Championship play-off shake-up. Reading owner Anton Zingarevich is believed to be in England to finalise a new appointment, having shown McDermott the door following a recent home defeat to Aston Villa that left the club mired in the relegation zone. Paolo Di Canio and Nigel Adkins have also been linked with the vacancy, although the latter has no interest as he plots his next move following his departure from Southampton. Whoever Zingarevich opts for, the Royals still have a chance of beating the drop, according to captain Jobi McAnuff. “No one’s giving up,” the midfielder told club website readingfc.co.uk. “We’re got eight massive games left now and it doesn’t matter who we’ve got, we’ll show our pride and see if we can pick some results up. “For us it’s about believing that we’re good enough to be here. We really do believe that – we’re here on merit.” Gus Poyet is the latest name on Reading’s managerial radar, with tentative talks understood to have already taken place with the Brighton boss.