Thousands of homes could lose their energy supplier in the coming months as a result of a financial shock looming over the industry’s smaller companies. Suppliers are due to pass on millions of pounds’ worth of renewable energy subsidies, collected via energy bills, to the energy regulator, Ofgem, by the end of the month. This deadline has in the past proved fatal for financially unstable energy suppliers, and it is feared that a string of collapses may follow in the coming months. Suppliers have until 31 August to pay their share of the renewable energy subsidies, or can opt to pay the amount owed – plus interest – by 31 October. In the past week, Solarplicity has gone bust, leaving 7,500 homes without a supplier. URE Energy was stripped of its supplier licence for failing to pass on its renewable energy funds from last year’s deadline. In total, 14 suppliers have crashed out of the market since the start of last year, and some predict the same number … [Read more...] about Small energy companies risk going bust in financial shock
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You can wait your whole life for your paintings to win attention, and another life again before anyone calls them masterworks. Or, if you’re Frank Stella, it can happen to you at 23. In 1959, a year out of Princeton, he was included in Sixteen Americans – a landmark show at New York’s Museum of Modern Art that pulled the plug once and for all on abstract expressionism and set the stage for the multifarious art of the 1960s. Stella, young and unafraid, was the star, represented by four large paintings composed of nothing but taut, uniform black stripes. Fifty-six years later, and in the home stretches of a career with more twists than the track at the Monaco Grand Prix, Stella has another epochal New York museum show, this one all his own. This weekend, the Whitney Museum of American Art opens the doors for Frank Stella: A Retrospective, the first showcase for a living artist in its admirable new riverside home. It comes at a decisive moment for abstract painting in … [Read more...] about Frank Stella at the Whitney – from impassive abstraction to riotous baroque
EMMA Willis has established herself as one of Britain's most loved and talented TV hosts. As well as being the face of The Voice, Emma has also featured on a number of other shows - let's get the lowdown... How old is Emma Willis? What's her background? Emma Willis, 42, from Birmingham, is a popular radio and television presenter. She hosts The Voice UK and The Voice Kids. Before presenting, Emma was a model and worked for a number of big companies such as Marie Claire, Elle, Vogue, GAP and Chanel. During an appearance on Who Do You Think You Are? in July 2017, Emma was left stunned by the discovery that she has a murderous relative in her family.How did Emma meet husband Matt Willis and how many children do they have? Emma and Matt Willis met while she was working for MTV and he was in the boyband Busted and their friendship started to become something more in late 2004. By 2005, the pair had officially started dating and after spending two years together, Matt … [Read more...] about Does Emma Willis have children, how did she meet husband Matt and what TV show does the Comic Relief host present?
Kim Kardashian gave viewers an unprecedented look inside her family's show Sunday, as she threatened to fire her sister Kourtney Kardashian from the cast. She also revealed that she regularly reads fan reviews of the season's episodes, which give her insight into how to tweak the show and make it better. 'Our job is being open and honest and sharing a lot of ourselves, and it just seems like for the past few years now, Kourtney really hasn't been open about her personal life on camera,' Kim, 39, noted in a confessional after her older sister avoided filming and answering questions. Private boundaries: Kourtney Kardashian clashed with her sisters Kim and Khloe on Sunday's episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and was threatened with firing from the E! show Khloé Kardashian, 35, said she had shared her own drama with ex Tristan Thompson, 28, because she felt it was her job to do so, even though she didn't necessarily want to do it. The unfairness of that made Kim see … [Read more...] about Keeping Up With The Kardashians: Kim Kardashian threatens to fire sister Kourtney from family show
This is the moment a wildlife photographer found himself ambushed by a curious leopard cub after it casually approached wanting to check out his boot. Game ranger Dillon Nelson was filming a mother leopard and her young daughter when the inquisitive cub decided to get a closer look. The 10-month-old cub climbed down from it's overlook on a termite mound in Sabi Sands nature reserve, South Africa, and ended up centimetres away from Mr Nelson. The photographer froze as the young leopard investigated his boot before eyeing him up and letting out a defensive hiss. Mr Nelson, 25, said: 'I work in the area as a game ranger or nature guide and take people out on Safari and Bush walks. 'We were following a resident female leopard and her 10-month-old cub as they moved through a very dense Monkey Orange and Bush willow thicket. At first the leopards are not bothered by the group and retreated to sit on their overlook on a termite mound in Sabi Sands nature reserve, South Africa RELATED … [Read more...] about In a spot of trouble! Nerve-racking moment photographer finds himself face to face with a hissing leopard cub after it comes to take a closer look