State needs new plan for its energy future

Posted On Oct 20 2020 by

first_imgWhile Gov. Andrew Cuomo has promised to wean New York from fracked gas, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) has plans to tie the state to Pennsylvania shale gas for the next 40 years. A “model” microgrid consisting of the same turbines that are sickening people near compressor stations — a solution which ties us to last century’s solutions rather than the technology of the future, exacerbating the mess our children will have to clean up — is precisely the kind of wrong-headed thinking we don’t need. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Hey. What if the Sheridan Hollow community — which all will agree may have a major environmental chip on its shoulder from that trash incinerator — proposed getting its heat and electricity by situating a turbine in the Egg or Concourse?The two Taurus 70 turbines proposed for the old Answers plant would produce about 63,000 metric tons of CO2 [carbon dioxide] annually from burned fuel and, at a conservative 5.8 percent rate, would leak an additional 1,328 metric tons of methane.Applying methane’s Global Warming Potential of 86 over 20 years, the life cycle fugitive methane impact expressed as carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) would be 114,208 metric tons annually. This is about 180,000 metric tons of CO2e that should not happen and a clear indicator that NYPA thinking on this catastrophe must be happening in a vacuum chamber.NYPA: Go back to the drawing board. Put a solar farm on some marginal state land. Use the Hudson River for geothermal heating and cooling. Get back to us when you’ve got that written up.Dennis HigginsOtegoMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more


Kutai Barat Police probe 70-year-old for placing dead wife in water tank

Posted On Oct 19 2020 by

first_imgPolice are investigating a 70-year-old man who placed the dead body of his 47-year-old wife in the water tank at the couple’s home in Kutai Barat, West Kalimantan.Kutai Barat Police criminal investigation head Adj.Comr. Iswanto said that the man, identified only as NHD, told officers that he placed his late wife’s body in the water tank to fulfill her final wish.”He claimed that before his wife passed away, she told him that she did not want to be away from her family. That’s why he decided to put her body in the water tank,” Iswanto said on Sunday as quoted in tribunnews.com. The tribunnews.com report did not mention whether the tank contained water or was empty, nor if it was in use at the household.Iswanto said that despite the man’s claim, however, the police had opened an investigation into the case.”We have conducted an external examination of the [wife’s] body and found no injuries. A forensic team from AW Sjahranie hospital in Samarinda also conducted an autopsy of the body and found no signs of violence,” he added.He explained that the hospital’s forensic team had collected samples from the body to determine the woman’s cause of death, with the lab results expected next week.”Besides waiting for the complete results of the autopsy, we are also questioning several witnesses,” Iswanto added and that NHD remained free because police had not gathered enough evidence to warrant his arrest.Police discovered the body of NHD’s wife on Friday after reports from local residents concerned about the woman’s whereabouts. NHD reportedly told police that his wife had died from liver disease five days before her body was found. (nal)Topics :last_img read more


Emile Heskey rates Arsenal and Chelsea’s Premier League top four chances

Posted On Oct 18 2020 by

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard (Picture: Getty)Emile Heskey expects Arsenal to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League this season but says Chelsea may have to settle for a place outside of the Champions League spots.Unai Emery’s Gunners have lost just once so far this term and sit third in the table during the second international break of the season.Fifth-placed Chelsea, one point below Arsenal, have also impressed under new manager and club legend Frank Lampard.‘Arsenal have quietly gone about their business this season and should definitely be confident of a top four finish,’ Liverpool legend Heskey told bwin.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Emile Heskey rates Arsenal and Chelsea’s Premier League top four chances Emile Heskey has rated Arsenal and Chelsea’s top four chances (Picture: Getty)‘They’re picking up results and have some excellent young players coming through the ranks.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Aubameyang’s really sunk his feet in to the league and looks like he could score every game. He’s a defender’s nightmare, because he only needs one chance.‘It plays on a defenders mind a lot more when you know that one slip and the guy you’re marking is going to punish you.‘He’s hungry for goals and can make something out of nothing, he was an outstanding buy from the club.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAsked about Lampard’s exciting charge at Stamford Bridge, Liverpool hero Heskey added: ‘Lampard was exactly the manager Chelsea needed, he’s doing a great job.‘He had a good season Derby, but I think the real difference is the passion and knowledge both him and Jody Morris have at the club.‘They’ve been there for years, but most importantly, they were at the club before the big money came in and after it came in.‘Lampard knows the importance of bringing through youth players, but has enough experience there to mould the team around them. Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Emery: Victory over Bournemouth ‘one more step’ towards consistencyTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 11:48FullscreenEmery: Victory over Bournemouth ‘one more step’ towards consistencyhttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-victory-bournemouth-one-step-consistency-2021034/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Chelsea now have a team of players that are proud to wear the shirt and want to win things with the club.‘You can see how much each win means to these players and young players are always going to inject that in to the club, especially if they’ve been there for most of their youth.‘Lampard has made a great start and I think it’s only going to get better.‘I think Chelsea will be challenging for the top four this season, but realistically a top six finish would be a great job for such a young team, with no signings.’MORE: Man Utd step up £130m Maddison & Chilwell transfer chase Metro Sport ReporterThursday 10 Oct 2019 2:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShareslast_img read more


GO-TIME: Department of Aging Improves Access Services at Senior Community Center

Posted On Oct 16 2020 by

first_img September 22, 2016 Efficiency,  GO-TIME,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Aging, in partnership with WITF, is entering its third season of an exciting initiative called MindMatters: a series of stimulating lectures presented by academics and experts on subjects ranging from history and current events, to politics and culture, to gardening and healthy living.With a savings of over $39,000 in 2015-16, MindMatters offers professional programming at no cost to senior community centers across the commonwealth. MindMatters is designed to be viewed in a group setting and encourages senior center attendance, social interaction and stimulating discussions between center participants and presenters.“Studies have shown that when given the opportunity to participate in life-long learning or self-management programs in a senior community center, older adults are given the tools needed to better manage their life,” said Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne.  “By providing enrichment in a social, community setting, improvements in overall mental, physical, social, spiritual, emotional and economic well-being can be measured.”Prior to MindMatters, senior community centers would pay for individuals to travel and present on various topics in person. The cost and logistics of delivering this type of programming made it difficult or sometimes impossible for centers to provide it for their participants. Now, senior centers can choose from over 30 lectures on topics of interest that appeal to their participants.Some of the MindMatters topics include:Betsy Ross: The Making of the MythExercise is MedicineFamous Pennsylvania Politicians of the 20th CenturyFood Glorious Food: Satisfaction Without GuiltGardening and PlantingOptical Illusions: A Look at How the Human Eye WorksQuilts: Crafting an American Icon“Providing on-demand access to this resource expands the opportunity for senior centers to participate and enables older Pennsylvanians throughout the commonwealth to be engaged, physically, mentally, and emotionally in their community,” said Secretary Osborne.To learn more about GO-TIME, visit https://www.governor.pa.gov/go-time/.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf GO-TIME: Department of Aging Improves Access Services at Senior Community Centercenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


F 1: Hamilton says he has not spoken to Mercedes about a new deal

Posted On Sep 26 2020 by

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Reports in Italy say talks over a contract extension between Hamilton and Mercedes boss Toto Wolff have stalled.But in a post to Instagram which he later deleted, Hamilton wrote: “Toto and I have not even spoken about contract yet. Nothing is being negotiated currently.”Both Ferrari and Red Bull have moved to tie Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen respectively to long-term deals during Formula One’s off-season.But Hamilton, who has spent much of the winter break in the United States, is unlikely to rush into a decision on his future.Ferrari confirmed their interest in Hamilton last year, and will need a replacement for Sebastian Vettel in 2021 if the four-time world champion’s deal is not renewed. Loading… Read Also: Australian Open: Djokovic powers past Federer into finalHamilton, 35, can match Schumacher’s record of seven titles if he wins the championship again this year.He will get his first drive of the new Mercedes he hopes will fire him to further glory in the team’s behind-closed-doors launch at Silverstone on February 14.The first pre-season test gets under way in Barcelona five days later before Hamilton opens his title defence in Melbourne on March 15. The British driver’s £40 million ($52 million)-a-season deal expires at the end of the year and he has been linked with a move to Ferrari. Lewis Hamilton says he has not spoken to Mercedes about signing a new contract as he prepares to launch his bid to equal Michael Schumacher’s record of seven drivers’ championship titles.Advertisement Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledEvery Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To Worst8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe 10 Most Irresistible Asian ActressesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?last_img read more


PECO: MORE POWER BULLIES RTC JUDGE | Admin raps filed after unfavorable court reso

Posted On Sep 25 2020 by

first_img“MORE Power’s administrative cases seta deadly precedent in that companies can just file complaints against judgeswho do not rule in their favor,” said Cacho, noting that MORE always wants totake the easy way out by taking shortcuts in the processes. “We would like to emphasize that theissuance of the writ cannot be considered ministerial because not only has thegrant thereof been duly questioned by PECO, there is still a pendingprejudicial question which is the pendency of the issue of constitutionality ofthe expropriation,” Elamparo stressed. He also denied the Motion to inhibithimself. MORE wants to tell the judiciary theywon’t take “no” for an answer, “or else they will pressure you and file casesagainst you,” he added. The Amular Order halted the issuanceof the actual writ of possession. He noted that the Supreme Court hadalready ruled in another case that “the issue of constitutionality would belike a prejudicial question to the expropriation as it would be a waste of timeand effort to appoint evaluation of commissioners and debate the market valueof the property sought to be condemned if it turned out that the condemnationwas illegal.” It may be recalled that RTC Iloilo,through Presiding Judge Yvette Go, earlier granted a writ of possession infavor of MORE Power despite the pendency of MORE’s own appeal before theSupreme Court. Go, along with MORE, was then required by the High Court toshow cause why they should not be cited for contempt for proceeding with thecase. Meanwhile, Atty. Estrella Elamparo,senior partner at Divina Law, revealed they were saddened by the surprisingdevelopment considering that the Supreme Court had already previously deniedMORE’s prayer for a TRO. “MORE Power claims it can do what we do when clearly cannot, and this is considering that they unsuccessfully tried to pirate our technical experts,” says Panay Electric Co.’s head of Public Engagement and Government Affairs Marcelo Cacho. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN ILOILO City – MORE Electric and PowerCorp. (MORE Power), owned by gaming magnate Enrique Razon, is bullying one ofIloilo’s strictest and fairest judges with misleading allegations for its ownbenefit. This was the response of Marcelo Cacho, Panay Electric Co. (PECO) headof Public Engagement and Government Affairs, following the filing of administrativecharges in the Supreme Court by MORE Power against the presiding judge of theRegional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 35, Daniel Antonio Gerardo Amular. “MORE’s complaints against JudgeAmular don’t really have a bearing on the expropriation case but merely serveto intimidate not only Amular but also other judges who may be tasked to handleMORE’s cases in the future,” said Cacho. “Look at this imperial Manila companythat hasn’t even started operations here in our hometown of Iloilo. They’retrying to intimidate one of our strictest and fairest judges,” said Cacho. She also revealed that they alreadyfiled a motion to lift the new TRO. She also noted that the standingjurisprudence (JM Tuason vs LTA)dictates that when the constitutionality of the expropriation has beenquestioned, the expropriation court should wait until the issue is settledbefore proceeding.  When Go inhibited herself from thecase, Amular took over and, later on, issued an Order suspending theexpropriation case filed by MORE to take over PECO’s power distributionfacilities. While MORE Power has secured a copy ofthe said Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), it took time for PECO to receiveits copy, according to Cacho. Amular said he was suspendingproceedings “in the interest of judicial fairness, respect to the HonorableSupreme Court, and for practical considerations.” The SC stopped the Mandaluyong RTCfrom enforcing its ruling that declared the franchise granted by Congress toMORE Power and the expropriation of the assets of PECO as unconstitutional.This latest SC ruling effectively overturned their own previous ruling thatupheld the same Mandaluyong RTC decision. “This is the jurisprudence that JudgeAmular has heeded,” Elamparo added. Elamparo also stressed that MORE Powershould not insinuate that the Dec. 3 TRO in any way affects the RTC Iloiloproceedings. TROs can only restrain an act that has not yet been accomplished,she stressed. It cannot mandate the performance ofan act, such as the issuance of a writ of possession or continuation of expropriationproceedings, according to Elamparo. “But we continue to have faith in ourjudicial processes and will abide by whatever final ruling our courts will haveon the issues. In the meantime, MORE should not be jumping to erroneousconclusions that mislead the public, particularly the people of Iloilo,” Cachoadded./PN “I’m just wondering why they evenbothered filing with the Supreme Court in the first place when they previouslyclaimed that the Mandaluyong resolution has no bearing on the case and thatthey just wanted the expropriation to continue,” Cacho, in turn, noted. “They are trying to railroad thejudicial process, much like what they did in Congress,” Cacho claimed.last_img read more


Bulldogs Drop Weekend Battle To Grizzly Cubs

Posted On Sep 24 2020 by

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs played a non conference match against the Franklin Community Grizzly Cubs losing 6-2.The first half was close, but Franklin brought a high amount of pressure and threatened the goal often. 27:45 Franklin had a long free kick from behind half that wasn’t cleared properly defensively and provided them with a close range shot on goal. At 22:00 the keeper came out on a breakaway from Michael Ripperger and then Miles Bowser was able to place the ball into the net. 15:56 Franklin scored their second goal after a Batesville goal kick was won and then shot beyond the 18 yard line to the left post. At 3:54 an opponent dribbled through the defense and placed a shot from close range into the net. At 1:42 left in the half Johnathan Lynch took a corner kick and Dominic Butz finished with a header to goal. The first half ended 3-2.The second half did not go in favor for the Bulldogs. At 21:17 a Grizzly winger crossed the ball far side for their forward to place in to the net. 15:34 Franklin received an indirect kick just yards away from the goal line which was kicked high into the back of the net. Last goal of the match came at 10:05 when an early cross was played into the middle and volleyed in. Batesville lost 6-2.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Hunteman.last_img read more


Bundesliga smashes viewing figure records

Posted On Sep 24 2020 by

first_img The 18:30 kick off between Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Monchengladbach returned to more usual viewing figures with 740,000 spectators. Read Also: La Liga clubs get nod to train with 14 players from May 18 “At last, football! We’re grateful to the millions in the audience and very satisfied, the outstanding audience shows that our programme concept worked perfectly,” said Jacques Raynaud, Sports and Marketing Director at Sky Germany. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Bundesliga returned 66 days after the last fixture was played with football behind closed doors in Germany which gave fans no choice but to watch on television. Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Some Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became CloseThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themcenter_img Loading… The games which took place with a 15:30 kick off on Saturday were followed by 3.68 million viewers on Sky’s paid platforms (27.4 percent of all TV viewers) and 2.45 million viewers on the free-to-view channel (18.2 percent of all viewers). The free-to-air option will be available for the first two matchdays of the Bundesliga’s return.Advertisementlast_img read more


Leicester spirit lauded

Posted On Sep 20 2020 by

first_img Now, Nigel Pearson’s side sit three places and three points above the drop zone and can clinch their place in the top flight for another season with victory at relegation rivals Sunderland next Saturday – should other results also go their way. Pearson insists spirit has never been a problem in his camp and is at a loss to explain the recent upturn in results. “It has been a big factor in our change of fortune, but throughout the season it’s been a big factor,” said the Leicester boss, who this week was named manager of the month for April. “From my own perspective of being in the dressing room, we’ve never lost hope of what we can achieve. “It’s been tough because when you look at the run we’re on currently, which is pretty unthinkable really in the context of our season, we’ve needed to when you look at the results of the other teams who are down there with us. “We’ve not been able to pull away and that might have had a negative affect, but it hasn’t. And that is testament to our players. “We need to keep showing it in the two remaining matches as they are against teams down there with us, battling against us. Against teams who also need the points. “I don’t know why it has changed for us. I don’t know what the difference has been. We’ve played well for a long time but now we’re keeping clean sheets and scoring more. It sound basic but it’s hard to give a definitive answer. Leicester’s team spirit was hailed by both managers after the Foxes continued their march towards Barclays Premier League survival against Southampton at the King Power Stadium. “Our managing of the game during games has improved. That has come with the experience of playing in the Premier League. We didn’t have that at the beginning of the season. “But the margins are so small between a good performance that yields no points and a good performance that wins three points. I can think of a number of occasions this season when we’ve played exceptionally well and come away with nothing.” Leicester travel to Sunderland next before finishing the season at home to QPR, who will be relegated on Sunday if they fail to win at Manchester City. Pearson added: ” We’re in a decent position now but we won’t be getting ahead of ourselves. We will be making sure our application is right in those games too. “If two months ago you’d have said it would be in our own hands going into the last game of the season, I’d have taken it.” Riyad Mahrez enhanced his growing reputation by scoring both goals for Leicester with the only down side for the Foxes a serious-looking injury sustained by Matty James. Southampton have entertained for much of the season and earned plaudits for mounting a challenge for the European places but they disappointed on Saturday. A fourth straight away loss looks to have finally ended their hopes of catching Liverpool in fifth spot. Ronald Koeman was impressed by Leicester spirit but also admitted his side were off the pace. “We knew what Leicester did last week, scoring an early goal, but we had problems at the beginning,” said the Saints boss. “There was a lack of sharpness, which was strange after last week. “Leicester started confidently and were aggressive. They had two chances and scored two goals. That makes it difficult and that is why we lost today – no sharpness at the start of the game. “We didn’t create a lot. We changed things in the second half a bit but it was difficult – good organisation and positioning from Leicester. “Leicester we’re full of confidence and had a cause. They were fighting for something. Fighting against relegation. Fighting for their lives. “We didn’t have that in our play, there was too much doubting in our side.” The 2-0 win, a sixth success in seven matches, is the latest in what has been a remarkable turnaround in fortune for Leicester. A month ago they looked dead and buried and set for a return to the Sky Bet Championship after a eight-game winless run which included six defeats. Press Associationlast_img read more


Dr. Fauci: Coronavirus Vaccine Could only be 50% Effective

Posted On Sep 20 2020 by

first_imgInfectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci says the upcoming coronavirus vaccine could possibly wind up being effective only 50% of the time.Fauci – Effective VaccineMore than five million people have now reportedly contracted the virus in the US and killed more than 160,000. The U.S. has reported about a quarter of all infections worldwide.“We don’t know yet what the efficacy might be. We don’t know if it will be 50% or 60%. I’d like it to be 75% or more,” Fauci said in a webinar hosted by Brown University. “But the chances of it being 98% effective is not great, which means you must never abandon the public health approach.”Fauci continues to stress the importance of social distancing, washing hands and wearing masks even as Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine could produce definitive data in November or December of this year.President Donald Trump is hopeful the country could have a coronavirus vaccine before the Nov. 3 election.last_img read more