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New solar orchard connects Monitor Barns’ past with present

New solar orchard connects Monitor Barns’ past with present

first_imgAllEarth Renewables, Inc.,The Richmond-based Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) is now harvesting the sun for energy. Through a new solar orchard, the nationally-renowned VYCC will derive the power for its conservation, education, and agricultural programs from the sun, connecting their two iconic monitor barns in a contemporary way.  The VYCC will formally commission the solar orchard at its annual meeting and celebration — Denim & Diamonds ‘ tomorrow, Saturday, September 24th. The statewide training and education organization headquartered in the West Monitor Barn, VYCC has developed an agricultural program over the past four years.  This installation is one more piece in the on-going commitment to revitalize the agriculture and economic contributions of this historic property. In the coming years, the Corps expects to bring the east farmstead back to life, developing the barns for leadership programs that will compliment the VYCC’s broad array of programs. President Thomas Hark says, ‘The Monitor Barns and the surrounding land were the epitome of Vermont’s working landscape over the first half of the twentieth century and are coming back to life as regional economic engines. After years of decline, this working landscape will thrive again by embracing a 21st Century economy.’ ‘It is our expectation that the public will be able to get up close and learn how solar works so that Vermont as a whole can have an even more intelligent conversation about our energy future,’ added Hark. Manufactured just seven miles from the new solar orchard, AllSun Trackers produced by Williston-based AllEarth Renewables will produce 84,000 kWh annually. The 14 pole-mounted solar trackers use innovative GPS and wireless technology to actively follow the sun throughout the day, producing more than 40 percent more energy than fixed solar panels.  ‘This solar orchard uses renewable  innovation to sustain some of the best of Vermont’s past,’ said David Blittersdorf, CEO and founder of AllEarth Renewables.  In June, AllEarth Renewables’ CEO was named by Business Week as one of 25 of ‘America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs.’    The AllSun Tracker orchard will supply all of  VYCC’s electric needs with excess going to local schools.Chittenden East Superintendent John Alberghini says, ‘We couldn’t be more thrilled. Not only will this project cut costs, it will be a valuable part of our curriculum.” One hundred years ago the Monitor Barns in Richmond were a significant part of the regional economy. However, starting in the late 1930’s the farm and the barns began to deteriorate.  In 2005, the VYCC successfully restored the West Barn which now serves as the VYCC’s statewide headquarters. In 2008, VYCC purchased the East Monitor Barn and accompanying 165 acres.About AllEarth Renewables, Inc.  AllEarth Renewables is a Vermont company that specializes in the design, manufacture and installation of complete grid-connected solar renewable energy systems that lessen dependence on nuclear and fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The company’s goal is to provide turnkey products that harness the power of the sun for homes and businesses while creating sustainable, well-paying jobs.  www.AllEarthRenewables.com(link is external) RICHMOND, Vermont . . . September 23, 2011 . . .last_img read more

32 sachets of ‘marijuana leaves’ recovered

32 sachets of ‘marijuana leaves’ recovered

first_imgBacolod City – Thirty-two sachets of suspected marijuana leaves wereseized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 1. The 21-year-old resident Gideon UlysisNava yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of Police Station 2, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, orthe Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNcenter_img Aside from suspected marijuana leaves,a P1,300 marked money was also recovered from him on Nov. 13, the reportadded.   last_img

2014 Batesville Area Deanery Tourney Pairings

2014 Batesville Area Deanery Tourney Pairings

first_imgThe 2014 Batesville Area Deanery Tournament pairings have been released.The 1st Round Games will be taking place at St. Louis Church-Batesville and Holy Family Church-Oldenburg.The Batesville Bracket Games will start on Sunday (1-19) at 1 PM with St. Martin’s/St. Paul’s battling St. Maurice followed by St. Louis-2 vs. St. Michael’s-2.The Oldenburg Bracket Games will also start Sunday (1-19) at 1 with St. Mary’s taking on St. John’s-1 followed by Holy Family-2 squaring off against St. John’s-2.St. Louis-1 and St. Michael’s-1 received byes for the St. Louis Bracket while Holy Family-1 and St. Joseph’s/St. Peter’s got the byes for the Oldenburg Bracket.2014 Batesville CYO Deanery Tourney Bracketslast_img

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, August 15, 2016

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, August 15, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Monday, August 15, 2016:•12:24 a.m. Officers investigated an Overdose in the 400 block W. 18th, Wellington.•7:06 a.m. Officers investigated a child in need of care in the 200 block W. 15th, Wellington.•7:50 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a license plate in the 600 block Crestway, Wellington.•9:52 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to public showers to property in the 500 block S. Lake Road, Wellington.•10:08 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 1400 block Michigan, Wellington.•12:05 p.m. Ryan A. Swift, 32, Wellington was arrested and bonded on a city of Wellington warrant charged with criminal trespass and theft.•12:21 p.m. Officers investigated driving while license is suspended, illegal registration and no proof of insurance in the Wellington.•12:40 p.m. William W. Hewitt, 28, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with driving while license is suspended, illegal registration and no proof of insurance.•4:33 p.m. Officers took a report of a suspicious person in the 200 block E. Lincoln, Wellington by known subject.•4:40 p.m. Officers took a report of a civil matter in the 200 block W. Botkin, Wellington.•5:19 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block N. Washington, Wellington.last_img read more

Local Health Official Says COVID Will Come Back “Stronger” in Flu Season

Local Health Official Says COVID Will Come Back “Stronger” in Flu Season

first_imgThe coronavirus is likely not going away. In fact, it will affect our community even more in the months and seasons down the line.That is according to Dr. Alina Alonso, director of the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County.She told our news partner, WPTV NewsChannel 5 on Wednesday, “It will come back stronger in November when flu season is here. We’ll have flu, influenza A, influenza B, and the COVID virus all floating around at the same time.”She added that some of the virus has started shifted from our region to South America, but it will return.“That was the thought, it’s gonna go away. But it doesn’t always go away completely,” Alonso said. “As long as there’s people to transmit the virus, the virus continues to spread. Especially this virus.”Calling the virus “stronger” than health officials originally thought, Alonso believes that COVID-19 will become more prominent than it is now when flu season begins in the fall.That is because all viruses are more commonly found in the northern hemisphere during that part of the year.“[People] get the flu, they’re gonna think it’s COVID. If they get COVID, they might think it’s the flu. So it’s gonna be tough to get the immunizations for the flu vaccine out right away,” Alonso said.According to the latest numbers from the Florida Department of Health, there are 18,231 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Palm Beach County, including 569 deaths.Statewide, there are 223,783 cases as of Wednesday, an increase of 9,989 from the day before.WATCH INTERVIEW WITH DR. ALONSO: Dr. Alonso explains that residents need to remain calm and take proper precautions to protect oneself: practice social distancing, wear a mask in public, frequently wash hands, and stay home when sick.“I don’t think people should be fearful. I think they need to get educated. Stay strong. Stay safe,” Alonso said. There’s no need to fear, you just need to know how to have the right education to know how to handle it.”She also refuted Gov. Ron DeSantis’ claims from earlier this week that the number of cases is increasing due to more testing.“Some people say, we’re seeing more virus because we’re testing more,” Alonso said. “That rate should go down the more you do, if you’re getting rid of the virus. If the virus is growing in your community, then it’s going to go up.”DeSantis admitted on Tuesday that the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to under 5 percent between the beginning of May and the second week of June, and then increased to nearly 15 percent at one point recently.“When you look at the positivity, it’s been about 14, 15 percent pretty consistently now for more than a week,” DeSantis said.As of Wednesday, Palm Beach County’s positivity rate is 10.9 percent.County officials said this week that the increasing positivity rate is the reason they are not planning to move forward with reopening more parts of the local economy at this time.“We need to wrap our hands around this and get the numbers down,” Alonso said. “I think we’ve been wise to keep things where we are with Phase One and not go any further.”last_img read more

Silver the medal of the day for Neptune swimmers at the Kootenay Regionals

Silver the medal of the day for Neptune swimmers at the Kootenay Regionals

first_imgMatthew Holitzki in Division two boys won silver in 50-meter breaststroke (time: 47.13) and bronze in 50-meter backstroke (time: 51.61).Madeline Holitzki, swimming in Division one girls, won silver in 100-meter IM  (time: 1:47.62), silver in 50-meter butterfly (time: 50.23), silver 50-meter backstroke (time: 51.10) and gold in 50-meter breaststroke (time: 47.13 PQT).Sage Cowan, competing in Division four girls won three gold in 100-meter backstroke (time: 1:22.53) and 100-meter freestyle (time: 1:12.69) and 200-meter IM (time: 2:51.14) before finishing with silver in 50-meter freestyle (time: 32.71).Olivia Cowan, in Division three girls won silver in 100 meter IM (time: 1:26.54).In Division five girls, Emma Borhi won silver in 100-meter backstroke (time: 1:21.38) and two bronze medals in 200-meter IM (3:05.98) and 100-meter breaststroke (time: 1:34.35).Joanna Blishen in Division four girls won silver in 50-meter butterfly (time: 38.66) and 100-meter breaststroke (time: 1:36.44).Coach Afford, in Division seven girls, took four silver medals in 200-meter IM (time: 2:51.50 PQT), 50-meter freestyle (time: 30.48), 50-meter butterfly (time: 34.86) and 100-meter breaststroke (time: 1:25.37 PQT).“It was a really rewarding experience for me to see how the work that we have all put in resulted in some outstanding races and such great improvements in their swimming,” Afford explained.“Elissa Centrone swam fanatically this weekend taking 6.24 seconds off of her 100m freestyle, 5.54 seconds off of her 50-meter breaststroke, and 10.64 seconds off of her 100-meter IM.“Jaylen Ruston also got a great best time taking 4.69 seconds off in her 100-meter IM and broke the regional record but was unfortunately was disqualified.”The Neptunes are nowhere near the team that dominated the Kootenay swim scene for years.However, Afford was able to get the best out of the small numbers that signed up for the program in the spring.And she the season prepares the swimmers for their future. If the price of silver continues to rise as metal experts predict, then there’s going to be some pretty happy Nelson Neptune swimmers.The local swim team took home more than 15 medals of the silver variety at the Kootenay Regional Swim Championship Sunday in Colville, Washington.The results mean Neptune swimmers have the opportunity to compete in at least 15 events at the upcoming B.C. Swim Championships later this month in Nanaimo.“This meet was not only a great weekend to end the season for most of the swimmers because of the times that they were swimming, but also they had a really great time racing and spending time together as a cohesive group,” Nelson coach Rebecca Afford said of the small by numbers but big in heart Neptune squad.“We had a small turn out which made it possible for us to go out for dinner as a team which we never really get the chance to do especially at meets.”The Regional Championship is run in a slightly different way than regular season meets.Top three medals are awarded for each race and those swimmers earn spots on the regional team that will compete in Nanaimo August 17-19.Jaylen Rushton in Division one girls captured gold in the 50-meter butterfly (time: 48.78 PQT), silver in 50-meter breaststroke (time: 53.91PQT), and silver in the 100-meter freestyle (time: 1:34.67)(PQT stand for “provincial qualifying time” which is the time that is faster than the average eighth place finish time over the last five years at the provincial championship meet.)In Division four boys, Samuel Matthew captured silver in 200-meter individual medley (time: 2:46.11), silver in 50-meter butterfly – (time: 35.13), silver in 100-meter backstroke (time: 1:21.15) and silver in 100-meter breaststroke (time: 1:23.57 PQT).last_img read more

WATCH: LaVar Ball shows up at WWE Raw

WATCH: LaVar Ball shows up at WWE Raw

first_imgWith sons LaMelo and Lonzo joining him, the Balls promoted their Big Baller Brand and announced a partnership with a WWE superstar.However, when LaVar said that the partnership isn’t with The Miz, the Intercontinental Champion grilled the family on how many championships they’ve already won.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWhen The A-Lister raised that UCLA, Lonzo’s alma mater and future school of the other Ball children, didn’t win the 2017 NCAA Tournament, that was when LaVar blew his gasket and jawed at The Miz.“There’s only two dudes who are better than me, and I’m both of them!,” shouted LaVar. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LaVar Ball steps up to the challenge of Intercontinental Champion The Miz at WWE Raw in Los Angeles. Photo by WWE.comLaVar Ball almost didn’t stay in his lane.The controversial father of incoming NBA rookie Lonzo showed up at Miz TV at WWE Raw on Monday (Tuesday Manila time) in Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games What ‘missteps’? Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire LATEST STORIEScenter_img The Miz, seemingly challenging LaVar to a fight, took off his coat, that led to the Ball patriarch to take off his shirt as the two seemed poised to trade blows.Fortunately, Dean Ambrose came out and said that he was the one joining the Big Baller Brand as he stormed the ring to the aid of the Balls.The Miz and his entourage of Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas topped Ambrose, Rhyno and Heath Slater in the ensuing six-man tag team match.It was the first public appearance for Lonzo inside the Staples Center since being drafted second by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2017 NBA Draft.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Westbrook wins MVP award after historic season Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guidelast_img read more

DSME Nabs Order for 18th LNG Carrier in 2018

DSME Nabs Order for 18th LNG Carrier in 2018

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: DSME South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has inked a deal for the construction of an additional LNG carrier, pushing this year’s tally to 18.The order has been placed by an unidentified shipowner from Oceania. The 174,000 cbm ship will feature the M-type, Electronically Controlled, Gas Injection (MEGI) engine and  full re-liquefaction system, the shipbuilder said. The newbuild is scheduled for delivery in 2021.Furthermore, DSME has won a contract for the overhaul of KDX-I class destroyers. The latest deal adds USD 230 million to the company’s orderbook value.“It was a good idea to have a sales strategy focused on high value-added vessels such as LNG carriers and special-purpose ships. We will do our best to achieve our order target until the end of the year, and we will continue to do so next year,” a DSME spokesperson said.Just in December, DSME bagged a flurry of orders for LNG carriers: two from BW LNG, one from Maran Gas and three from unnamed owners.Overall, DSME’s total orderbook for this year comprises 47 vessels worth USD 6.81 billion, hitting approximately 93% of the company’s orderbook target for this year of USD 7.3 billion.These include 18 LNG carriers, 16 large-sized crude oil carriers, 16 ultra large containerships, and 6 special-purpose vessels.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more