Everton have made ‘first contacts’ for Serbia international, club asking for…

first_imgPremier League side Everton have made an approach for the Benfica winger Andrija Zivkovic, according to the Portuguese press today. Newspaper Correio da Manhã claims that Marco Silva is a big admirer of the player’s qualities, and the Toffees have made ‘first contacts’ ahead of the signing.And Benfica have already given a response. The outlet says that the Eagles told the Goodison Park side that they want €35m for the sale.Although Zivkovic is protected by a €60m release clause, Benfica believe that would be a fair price for a player who hasn’t been getting many minutes, and they would also free themselves of paying his wages, which are some of the biggest in the squad.Embed from Getty ImagesMeanwhile, Zivkovic would like the chance of moving to the Premier League, especially for a club who gives him more playing time.Signed from Partizan Belgrade in 2016, Zivkovic has four goals and 24 assists in 84 matches for Benfica. He’s turning 23 in July.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndoPerfect-Dating.comThousands of successful men are looking for women in Tung ChungPerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndolast_img read more

Branstad predicts Trump will keep wind production tax credit

first_imgJohn Boorman of the Iowa Wind Energy association with the governor and lieutenant governor.It is “wind energy day” at the Iowa state capitol and industry executives says they’re hopeful the Trump Administration will keep the tax credit for production of wind energy.According to John Boorman of the Iowa Wind Energy Association, more than 36 percent of Iowa’s electricity is currently powered by wind turbines.“Sounds like any easy number to say, but think about it — 36 percent, nearly one third of our power from wind in the state of Iowa,” Boorman said during Governor Branstad’s weekly news conference. “It’s amazing.”Doug Spoon is general manager of TPI Composites in Newton where the blades for wind turbines are made. He said Iowa has established “dominance” in the wind energy industry.“We’re the world’s largest independent wind blade manufacturer,” Spoon said, “and we’ve seen our employment increase to over 1100 good-paying wind jobs.”Doug Spoon of TPI Composites speaks alongside the governor, lieutenant governor and John Boorman of Iowa Wind Energy AssociationSpoon indicated wind industry executives were keeping on eye not only on the federal wind production tax credit, but on any import tax that might raise the cost of parts shipped into the U.S.Candidate Donald Trump criticized wind turbines in 2015 and 2016, saying the technology is too expensive and the industry cannot survive without the tax credit companies get for producing energy from a wind turbine. Governor Terry Branstad told reporters “that was before the election” and Trump has assured him the wind production tax credit will remain.“I know there are those that would like to undo some of the things that have been done, but I feel confident it’s going to be maintained,” Branstad said. “And I think that President Trump recognizes how important renewable energy was to his victory here in Iowa and the heartland.”Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds.Branstad said there may be another key advocate for the wind industry inside Trump’s cabinet. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is now Trump’s energy secretary. Texas is the nation’s number one wind energy producer.A new analysis concludes there could be a quarter of a million jobs in the U.S. wind energy sector by 2020. The same report commissioned by the American Wind Energy Association concludes Iowa will remain the number-three state in wind energy jobs, behind Texas and Colorado.Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more