France adds 88 MW of new PV in first quarter, weighs carbon footprint of future projects

first_imgFrance adds 88 MW of new PV in first quarter, weighs carbon footprint of future projectsFrance installed 88 MW of new PV capacity in the first quarter of the year. While it’s the lowest amount of solar capacity to be installed in the country since 2009, the French government is eager to increase PV while putting greater focus on the the carbon footprint and research and development impact of new projects. June 11, 2013 Ilias Tsagas Installations Markets Markets & Policy Share France installed 88 MW of new PV capacity in the first quarter of 2013, according to a report published last week by the French general office for sustainable development (CGDD).Cumulative PV capacity in France at the end of March reached reached 4.11 GW. This year’s first-quarter installations decreased by 76% compared to the first three months of 2012, when France added 370 MW of new PV.Likewise, in the first quarters of 2011 and 2010, France installed 364 MW and 111 MW of new PV, respectively, according to the CGDD report.This year’s first-quarter figure is the lowest since 2009. Nearly 84% of the newly added photovoltaic power between January and March of this year comes from small installations of up to 100 kW each. By contrast, the majority of new PV capacity in 2012 was commissioned through plants larger than 250 kW.The report also had some good news for the industry. About 18,000 PV projects totaling 552 MW, and for which interconnection agreements have been signed, are expected to go online in the coming months, CGDD reported.France’s geographic areas with the highest photovoltaic installations include the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, the Aquitaine and the Midi-Pyre?ne?es regions, where PV capacity at the end of March reached 538 MW, 435 MW and 426 MW, respectively.Responding to the the CGDD report, the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy said the decrease in new photovoltaic and wind installations recorded in the first quarter of 2013 was the result of decisions taken by the previous government in late 2011 and early 2012 on the tariff and regulatory measures to support renewable energy.The new measures launched in January 2013, the French Ministry said, will produce positive results and strengthen business activity in the PV sector.Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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North Adams students receive Masonic awards

first_imgHomeNewsNorth Adams students receive Masonic awards PreviousIndians go down in tourney opener, falling to Portsmouth Clay 55-42NextBlaze engulfs chapel Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Reach Patricia Beech at 937-544-2391 or at [email protected] Reach Patricia Beech at 937-544-2391 or at [email protected] Two local students and a retired educator were recognized at the Historic Seventh Masonic District’s Grand Master’s Banquet on Feb. 5 in Winchester.Emily Jade Spriggs and Aaron Shane Pertuset were presented the Grand Master’s Excellence in Youth Award by Grand Master, Robert C. Rill Sr.Spriggs, a senior in the 2016 class at North Adams High school will be graduating with honors as Valedictorian this spring with a 4.0 GPA. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Treasurer of the Beta Club.Spriggs has also received awards for: Softball – All League, First Team All District, Second Team All District, All State Honorable Mention, and Golf – All League, First Team All District.She also helps with the Beginners class at her church and chaperones trips with them, and participates in the Leadercast program at SSCC.Aaron Pertuset, also a senior in the 2016 North Adams High School graduating class, is in the top ten of the class and on the A/B honor roll. He has received multiple awards, including: OSSCA Scholastic soccer coaches “Academic Excellence Award” while maintaining a 3.7 GPA and playing OSSCA D.III-Ohio Soccer.Additionally, Aaron helps coach pee wee youth teams and teaches children about the game and how to be a good role model on and off the field.In his church, he participates in community outreach programs, including community lunches and teen outreach; Christmas concerts and church visitations.He has been awarded the Leadership Adams Youth Academy Alumni and Asbury Scholarship.During the banquet a Community Service Award was presented to Steven M. Darby of West Union. Darby is the pastor of the Dunkinsville United Methodist Church. He is officially retired, but remains active coaching high school varsity community football programs at West Union, and is a 4-H Horse Club advisor.Darby is a graduate of Miami University (Bachelor of Education), Xavier University (MA Educational Administration). Additionally, he has completed post graduate work at Xavier and the University of Dayton.His professional career includes: High school teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, Athletic Director, Guidance Counselor and Mentor.He has also been the pastor of the Seaman United Methodist Church, Lay Preacher in Adams, Brown, and Highland Counties, and developed a witness team called the Messengers. He resides in West Union with his wife, Nancy and was unable to attend the awards ceremony, being hospitalized after injuries suffered in a recent auto accident. 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Rill Sr. Photo courtesy of the Seventh Masonic District Steve Darby receives the Masonic Community Service AwardBy Patricia [email protected]center_img Aaron Pertuset, left, was presented the Grand Master’s Excellence in Youth Award by Grand Master, Robert C. Rill Sr. – Photo courtesy of the Seventh Masonic District Top Searches Top Searches WinchesterTrick Or Treat 2020Oct 22 Masonic Grand Master, Robert C. Rill Sr., right, presents Jade Spriggs the Grand Master’s Excellence in Youth Award. – Photo courtesy of the Seventh Masonic District North Adams students receive Masonic awardsFebruary 25, 2016Peoples DefenderNews, Top Stories0 Steve Darby receives the Masonic Community Service Award By Patricia Beech – [email protected]last_img read more

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Andrew Nicholson Keeps the Badminton Dream Alive

first_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Andrew Nicholson (NZL) joked that he was “still living the dream” after judging his Cross-Country round on Nereo to perfection at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, fourth leg of the FEI Classics™ 2014/2015.The brilliant New Zealand rider finished one second inside the optimum time of 11 minutes 27 seconds to remain on his leading Dressage score of 37.8. But the six-time Olympian has no room for error to realise a great ambition nurtured since he first competed here in 1984. He has no margin for error in tomorrow’s Jumping phase over four riders who, like Nicholson, all know what it takes to win a CCI4*.William Fox-Pitt (GBR), who beat Nicholson into second place at Badminton in 2004, is in the runner-up spot after a thrilling round on the stallion Chilli Morning. Oliver Townend, the last British rider to win Badminton, in 2009, is third on Nicholson’s former ride, Armada, a full-brother to Nereo.Ingrid Klimke (GER), is fourth on her 2014 Pau winner Horseware Hale Bob and the 2013 Badminton winner Jock Paget (NZL) is fifth on Clifton Lush. None of them can afford the tiniest mistake in what promises to be a thrilling Jumping finale. “The crowd will love it,” said Fox-Pitt.The 2010 winner Paul Tapner (AUS), who proved a masterful pathfinder on Kilronan, 22nd, is in close contention with his second ride, Indian Mill, sixth.There are five New Zealand horses in the top 10. Nicholson is also seventh on the Thoroughbred Calico Joe and Paget is ninth on Clifton Promise after picking up 6.4 time penalties. Sir Mark Todd is ninth on Leonidas ll with 1.2 time penalties and earned an enormous cheer from the crowd when he finished on the last horse of the day, Oloa, 43rd.“The course rode really well and the going was perfect,” said the four-time winner who, at 59, was the oldest in the field of 78 Cross Country starters. “Even now, I can say that you still get just as nervous and it’s still just as much a thrill. I enjoyed every minute of it.”Nicholson has won eight CCI4*s, including Burghley five times, but the Mitsubishi Motors trophy has eluded him so far. In 2014, he was last to go on the Spanish-bred Nereo and appeared to have the competition at his mercy, but was unseated midway round at a rail out of the Gatehouse Pond.“I’ve had a year to contemplate that,” Nicholson said ruefully. “Until I managed to fall off, Nereo was making it feel easy. So this year I made a conscious effort to have him jumping every fence right. It perhaps didn’t feel as smooth, but I’m sure he realised that I was using a bit more pressure from the leg and a stronger rein contact and I think he sensed that each fence mattered.”With only one ride, Fox-Pitt endured an anxious wait for his turn towards the end of the day, and revealed that he’d been “playing in the Wendy house and on the bouncy castle” with his young sons. “With the course riding so well, I knew that just a few seconds wasted would mean it was all over.”The performance of Fox-Pitt’s mount, Chilli Morning, was the best by a stallion in the history of Badminton. “When he argues, it gives me confidence that he’s up for it,” said Fox-Pitt, a reference to the time the chestnut stopped at a ditch at Kentucky in 2013. “It’s not poetry in motion, but he’s very genuine, a super horse.”Bettina Hoy (GER) produced one of her best ever Badminton performances to lie eighth on Designer 10 with just 1.6 time penalties. “He’s never jumped anything that big before and I don’t think I’ve been that fast for a while,” said a delighted Hoy, “I was getting lots of texts and positive messages from riders at Marbach [the German national championships] telling me to kick on.”Course Designer Giuseppe della Chiesa (ITA) had reduced the intensity of his track, but it still exerted an appropriate influence and, despite the perfect weather and footing conditions, riders had to be completely focused to achieve the optimum time. There were 52 clear rounds, 13 of which were inside the time.“It was really wonderful to ride,” said an effervescent Ingrid Klimke, who could be the first German to win at the world-famous Gloucestershire venue. “Congratulations to the designer. It had big fences and technical questions which were appropriate for four-star level and it motivated the horses.”The huge crowds waiting to see thrills and spills at the Lake were not disappointed. Three veteran riders, Kristina Cook (GBR), 11th after Dressage on De Novo News, fellow Briton Gary Parsonage (Sligo Luckyvalier), who last rode at Badminton in the days of long format, and triple Olympic gold medallist Andrew Hoy (AUS) on Rutherglen all got a soaking when their horses pitched over the curved willow “wave” fence into the water.“I’m so annoyed with myself,” said Cook when she’d dried off. “He was going so well and for some reason I decided I wanted another stride and got the horse too close to the fence.”The 2014 winner Sam Griffiths (AUS), who is lying 16th on Paulank Brockagh, retired his second ride Happy Times after nearly falling and missing his line in the Lake.The step out of the Lake also proved influential and ended the challenge of young German rider Niklas Bschorer who had been eighth after Dressage. He performed heroics to stay on when Tom Tom Go 3 stumbled up the step, but had to retire when his air jacket inflated.Andrew Hoy (AUS), who first rode at Badminton in 1979, had a particularly damp day. He was having trouble anchoring first ride Lanfranco TSF, the horse previously ridden by Bettina Hoy, when the onward-bound gelding ran past the narrow brush in the Gatehouse Pond (fence 20) and dislodged him.Experienced New Zealander Caroline Powell, 23rd after Dressage, also got wet here when Onwards and Upwards tripped on landing.Christopher Burton (AUS), now 40th, finished 15 seconds inside the optimum time on TS Jamaimo but incurred 20 penalties when taking the alternative route at Huntsman’s Close, which cost him 11th place.When asked how he was going to keep calm overnight, the leader Andrew Nicholson replied that he was going to return to his home near Marlborough, Wiltshire. “My youngest two children, Lily and Zach, will being me back to reality, and we’ve also got a few problems with our chickens,” he said.Find the start list, full rider biographies and live results on www.badminton-horse.co.uk, and watch the full Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials live on FEI TV: www.feitv.orgResults after Cross Country1 Andrew Nicholson/Nereo (NZL) 37.8 + 0 = 37.82 William Fox-Pitt/Chilli Morning (GBR) 39.0 + 0 = 39.03 Oliver Townend/Armada (GBR) 39.6 + 0 = 39.64 Ingrid Klimke/Horseware Hale Bob (GER) 40.2 + 0 = 40.25 Jock Paget/Clifton Lush (NZL) 40.8 + 0 = 40.86 Paul Tapner/Indian Mill (AUS) 41.9 + 0 = 41.97 Andrew Nicholson/Calico Joe (NZL) 43.5 + 0 = 43.58 Bettina Hoy/Designer 10 (GER) 42.8 + 1.6 = 44.49 Mark Todd/Leonidas ll (NZL) 45.8 + 1.2 = 47.010 Jock Paget/Clifton Promise (NZL) 41.2 + 6.4 = 47.6 Tags: Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, FEI Classics™, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. 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Teachers say ‘frustration’ over decade of cuts to education is fueling nationwide revolt

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(MESA, Ariz.) — On most Mondays, Stacy Masciangelo, a teacher in Mesa, Arizona, would be in her classroom teaching 33 junior high school students computer technology with outdated equipment that sometimes takes eight minutes just to log on.But this Monday, Masciangelo will join thousands of fellow teachers at the state Capitol in Phoenix, walking a picket line for the third day of a statewide public educator strike.“We’re frustrated. It’s frustrating. How can you tell a kid education is so important when everything that our leaders do say otherwise?” Masciangelo told ABC News on Sunday.She has a bachelor’s degree in business marketing and a master’s in secondary education, but her take-home pay every two weeks comes to less than $900, and that’s not including the money she takes out of her own pocket each year to buy classroom supplies.“But it’s not about teachers being greedy. It’s not about our salaries,” she said of the strike. “Most teachers I know, they try to get by, they live paycheck to paycheck. My husband’s a teacher. He has three jobs just to try to make ends meet. But we both have a calling. We’re extremely passionate about it and we work ourselves to the bone trying to do it because it matters.”Teachers across the nation say the chronic cuts to education spending over the past decade lies at the root of a growing revolt by educators who have reached the tipping point.Arizona, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Kentucky and Colorado have all seen teacher uprisings this year. All of the states, with the exception of Colorado, are dominated by Republicans in the governors’ offices and legislatures. Three of the states — West Virginia, Oklahoma and now Arizona — have seen wildcat strikes by educators.“It’s happening in our reddest states. It’s happening where for the last 10 to a dozen years there has been an ideology of cutting taxes on mostly big businesses and the expense, of course, comes at public services like a public school,” Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the National Education Association, told ABC News today.“So the last time we had this horrible, horrible cut in school services was in the Great Recession 10 years ago, where we lost thousands and thousands of teachers and they laid off the school librarians and the band teachers and they said this is a crisis,” Garcia said. “Well, nobody steps up more to help their kids in a crisis than a teacher. After a hurricane … good lord, after a shooting.”Garcia said there is a correlation between teachers taking to the streets to make their demands heard, and other protests that have recently swept the country, from the Women’s March on Washington to massive student-led protests over school shootings.“This is not unpredictable. They understand the only power they have is to bring those voices together, to stand together and what they’re saying is, ‘We no longer have any faith in politicians. We have not seen that you have been doing your jobs, that you have been taking care of education, that you have been taking care of our safety, that you’ve been taking care of basic justice. And so we’ll take matters into our own hands,’” Garcia said.On Thursday, about 50,000 public school teachers in Arizona went on strike to pressure lawmakers into giving them a 20 percent pay hike, fork over a $1 billion in education funding and up the salaries of school support staff.About 10,000 teachers in Colorado took personal leave to go to the state Capitol in Denver and lobby legislators to boost funding for education there, which they say has been slashed by a whopping $6.6 billion over the last nine years. The teachers are also demanding no new corporate tax breaks until education funding is restored.The labor actions in Arizona and Colorado come after teachers in Oklahoma went on strike and won a pay raise and about a $500 million increase to education funding. Earlier this month, Kentucky educators walked out of class angry over a pension reform bill they said was passed by legislators without their input and signed into law by their governor despite their vociferous objections.The teacher revolt stated in West Virginia, where educators went on a nine-day strike and won a five percent pay hike in March.“I would say that that’s the straw that broke the camel’s back,” Masciangelo said of the West Virginia strike.Masciangelo said the public appears to be with the teachers, some even joining the picket line.“I’ve been pleasantly surprised,” she said. “It’s incredible the support we’re getting from the community itself.“Whenever I have my #RedForEd shirt on and I’m out just doing daily stuff, I’m getting stopped constantly by people saying we support you,” she added.Public educators in Arizona rank 46th in the nation in teacher pay, earning about $12,000 less than the national average of $59,660, according to a 2018 report by the National Education Association.Arizona spends about $4,500 less than the national per-pupil average of about $12,000 a year, ranking 48th in the nation, according to the NEA report.Like in other states where teachers have taken action, Arizona lawmakers appear to be getting the message.“Without a doubt, teachers are some of the biggest difference-makers in the lives of Arizona children,” Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said in a Twitter post last week. “They need to be respected, and rewarded, for the work they do — and Arizona can do better on this front.”On Friday, he proposed granting teachers a 20 percent raise by 2020 and budgeting an additional $100 million for new textbooks, building improvements and support staff salaries. The governor proposed increasing money for education by $371 million over 5 years.“We’ve all been listening — but now, it’s time to act,” Ducey added.But teachers union officials aren’t about to call off their strike just yet.“That’s why we do know how to do our homework. We can see through all of these fake plans and unless there is a dedicated funding source, we are not going to be fooled,” Garcia, the National Education Association president, told ABC News. “We want to see the plan and it has to be something that makes sense. This is not calculus. This is adding and subtracting.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Elimination looms as Truck Series drivers face Talladega

first_imgTALLADEGA, Ala. — With its high banking, speed and lurking potential for the “Big One,” Talladega Superspeedway is NASCAR’s largest — and arguably, one of the most daunting — tracks on the circuit.For Brad Keselowski Racing driver Chase Briscoe, coming here feels like “a lottery.” Throw in the fact that Saturday’s fred’s 250 at the superspeedway takes the Camping World Truck Series Playoffs field from eight to six, and that’s enough to unnerve even the most veteran of drivers.Let alone a rookie.“It’s as nerve-wracking as can be,” Briscoe said of Talladega on Friday. “I think here and Daytona are the two most nervous places I go to. I’m not going to sit here and act like I’m all tough. It is scary … because you do know what can happen, you know there’s going to be a huge wreck — you’ve just got to hope and pray that you aren’t in it.”In Briscoe’s lone restrictor-plate start earlier this season at Daytona International Speedway, he finished third. But even a finish like that doesn’t give him much solace.“I don’t think you can really lean on comfort from past success here because so much can happen,” he said. “It’s not so much as what you do as a driver here as it is just if you’re fortunate or not to make it through the wrecks … I think you’ve just got to go out there and be praying the whole race that you don’t get caught up.”Briscoe sits fifth in the current playoff standings, his Brad Keselowski Racing teammate Austin Cindric just behind him in sixth. Only eight points separate Cindric from the cutoff spot. Above them are locked-in winners Christopher Bell and Ben Rhodes, as well as Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter.“I don’t think you could say that anyone’s comfortable, especially if you’re right around the cutoff line,” Briscoe said. “You look at how stage points are seriously affecting how the playoffs work; I mean, Chase is 10 above, I’m 8 above. And you can easily (earn) 10 or so on guys just by how you’re running in the pack.”GMS Racing’s Kaz Grala is seventh now, while John Hunter Nemechek rounds out the field in eighth. The NEMCO Motorsports driver certainly hopes stage points will bode well for his chances, as he’s currently 14 points behind Cindric.“We have some points to make up,” Nemechek said. “The stage points definitely play a factor into this year — if this was last year, it would be a must-win situation. … We’re just going to stay out and do the best we can. We stayed a lot at the shop this week, late nights working on our truck making sure that everything that’s in our control we eliminated all mistakes.“So, we just have to run our race, hopefully run up front, win stages and win the race.”last_img read more

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NASCAR TV schedule: Week of Feb. 1-7, 2021

first_imgWhich channels have NASCAR programming this week? We answer that and give the weekly NASCAR television listings here in the NASCAR TV schedule.Note: All times are ET.MORE: How to find NBCSN | Get the NBC Sports App | How to find FS1 | Get FOX Sports AppTuesday, February 2On MRN7 p.m., NASCAR LiveWednesday, February 31:30 a.m., 2021 NASCAR Season Preview Show (re-air), NBCSN/NBC Sports AppSunday, February 73 p.m., 2021 NASCAR Season Preview Show (re-air), NBCSN/NBC Sports Applast_img

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BASEBALL: Baylor pulls through in sixth to deny Lamar

first_img Campbell was masterful through six innings, striking out four while allowing just five hits and one walk. The senior transfer from Alvin was close to keeping Baylor scoreless through six innings, but a dropped strikeout on what should have been his final batter and an error allowed the Bear to reach. Baylor capitalized by singling up the middle on the next pitch, drawing a walk that put runners on first and second, and doubling down the right field line to score two. Baylor led 2-1.Ingram and Girouard both went 2-for-4 on the night to try to get Lamar back in the game but the Cardinals couldn’t complete the comeback. They’ll return to Beaumont on Friday to face New Orleans in a three-game Southland Conference series at Vincent-Beck Stadium. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 6 p.m. Lamar sports informationWACO — A pitchers’ duel through and through, small mistakes led to all three combined runs between Lamar and Baylor on Tuesday at Baylor Ballpark.The Cardinals (6-23) held a 1-0 lead through five innings before the Bears (14-12) scored two in the sixth to escape with a 2-1 win. “Our pitching was phenomenal tonight,” said head coach Will Davis. “We threw a great game, and Jace [Campbell] deserved to get a win. There were just a couple of things that we didn’t execute, and in such a close game that gets magnified. No one play wins or loses the game but there are a couple of things that we wish we could’ve come through on. We also did several things well. We faced two pitchers that have been their Friday night starters in Big 12 play, so it wasn’t like it was an easy challenge.”Scoreless through three innings, Big Red came up with some clutch hitting in the fourth to take a 1-0 lead. With two outs Logan LeJeune singled up the middle, then advanced to second on a single from Cole Secrest. A single from Cole Girouard on the first pitch he saw scored LeJeune and placed Secrest on third, and a flyout with runners on the corners ended the top of the inning with Lamar leading 1-0. Jace Campbell sat down the Bears in order in the bottom of the inning to keep Lamar ahead.“It was great to see some clutch hits from Chase Whetsel, Logan, and Girouard tonight, all young guys that contributed to our first run,” said Davis. “We just couldn’t add on and unfortunately we weren’t able to hold them. Girouard is one of the best base runners on the team and one of the best defenders in the outfield, and he’s starting to put it together at the plate. He’s got a long way to go, but he has a lot of talent. He’ll continue to grow the more he plays.”center_img “There’s no moral victories in this game,” said Davis. “We should’ve won this game, and we know we were capable of winning. We’re going to try to turn the page on Friday against one of the best starters in the conference.”last_img read more

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School board, Burlington teachers union might resume talks

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Burlington Board of School Commissioners said today that it and the teachers’ union (Burlington Education Association) are considering resuming negotiations on a new contract. Talks broke down two weeks ago as the two sides remained narrowly apart on salary increases, with a one percent increase in health insurance obligations. The board on September 15 then imposed a new salary structure on the teachers, which reflected its last offer. The teachers yesterday staged an “informational strike,” which included 300 members, supporters and parents. They planned more such non-school time strikes for early Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, but do not have plans at this point for a work stoppage.BEA President Fran Brock addresses members and community allies at an informational picket on Tuesday afternoon in front of the Staples plaza in South Burlington. BEA photos.Under the imposed terms, teachers will pay 16 percent of their health care (up from the current 15 percent, where the union wanted it to stay) starting January 1, 2017. By the time negotiations broke down, the board had increased its offer to 2.75 percent. The board initially had proposed a 1.8 percent salary increase, while the union asked for 5.29 percent. A fact finder suggested a 3.25 percent increase, which the union indicated it would accept, leaving the two sides only a half-point apart. Most of the other benefits will remain the same under the imposed contract.“The Board and the BEA share the goal of ensuring that teachers are compensated fairly and comparably with neighboring districts and both parties are also committed to making decisions that are in the best interest of Burlington’s children for this year and beyond,” stated Board Chair Mark Porter. “The Board looks forward to building on these shared goals and finding common ground that will allow the Board, the Union, and our community to move forward.” The school board also issued the following statement: “The Board would like to thank community members who reached out to us and to the BEA to urge both parties to re-engage in discussions regarding the teacher contract. Yesterday, the BEA contacted the Board’s negotiating team to extend an invitation to take part in such talks, and last night, we met to discuss this offer. As part of the negotiation process, the two parties engaged the services of an experienced mediator, Ira Lobel, who has developed positive relationships with both parties. He also has an understanding of the areas of commonality and difference that exist, as well as the budget parameters that the District faces. Today, the Board contacted the BEA to indicate a willingness to engage in additional discussions with the Union, should the mediator support this move and believe that meaningful progress is possible.”In order not to create false expectations, the Board also reiterates that it committed all available funding when they enacted the employment policy, based on the budget approved by voters in March. The Board is in a position to engage in discussions, with the understanding that neither budget cuts nor deficit spending are feasible options.”On September 20, the BEA formally rejected the imposed compensation.BEA members and allies try to rally support from commuters Tuesday afternoon. “By imposing working conditions on the Burlington Education Association, the Burlington School Board signaled it would rather fight with teachers than reach a settlement,” said Fran Brock, a Burlington High School history teacher who serves as the union’s president. “There is only one way to come back from the brink, and that is for the board to rescind the imposition and reach an agreement with us.”Following the news today of continued negotiations, Board Chair Mark Porter said:“The Board and the BEA share the goal of ensuring that teachers are compensated fairly and comparably with neighboring districts and both parties are also committed to making decisions that are in the best interest of Burlington’s children for this year and beyond. The Board looks forward to building on these shared goals and finding common ground that will allow the Board, the Union, and our community to move forward.” The union represents 400 educators, who serve the 3,600 students.Source: Burlington Board of School 9.28.2016last_img read more

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Caley Fretz promoted to Tech Editor of Velo

first_img Related Competitor Group Inc (CGI), the leading active lifestyle media and event company, has announced that Caley Fretz has been promoted to Tech Editor for both Velo Magazine and VeloNews.com. Fretz has worked at Velo since September 2010, most recently as Associate Technical Editor. He began as an intern in the spring of 2009 while still attending Colorado State University, where he was president of the collegiate cycling team.“Caley’s passion for the technical aspect of bike racing is unmatched,” said Neal Rogers, Editor-in-Chief of Velo. “He brings a depth of knowledge that our readers already recognize and appreciate, as well as a writing style that is inspired and original. His good-natured personality and keen attention to detail will serve him well in this new leadership role.”Fretz was instrumental, along with former Velo Tech Editor Nicholas Legan, in developing the protocol for the VeloLab bike reviews. According to CGI these are ‘among the most comprehensive and scientific technical bike reviews in English-language publishing.’He has been responsible for every phase of the review process, from planning to acquisition of product to testing and content creation, and has been immersed in the highest levels of cycling, covering the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and other major races in his career.“Technology is a constantly evolving element of the sport, full of incredible innovation, products and personalities, and it is an element that I’m extremely passionate about,” said Fretz. “I’m excited to be at the forefront of the discussion, and proud to be part of the team at Velo, which strives every day to earn its place as the true cyclists’ resource for tech news and reviews.”Fretz now splits his time between Boulder, Colorado and Annecy, France, keeping a finger on the pulse of European cycling and technology. Beyond his journalistic pursuits, he is a category 1 road and cyclocross racer. He also holds a professional cross-country mountain bike licence.www.VeloNews.comlast_img read more

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Morgan Stanley to pay $1.25B to resolve mortgage lawsuit

first_imgMorgan Stanley (MS) said it would pay $1.25 billion to the U.S. regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to settle a lawsuit related to the sale of mortgage-backed securities.The Wall Street bank will add $150 million to its legal reserves as a result of the settlement with the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Morgan Stanley disclosed in a regulatory filing on Tuesday.Several large U.S. banks have set aside extra money to pay for potential legal costs in the aftermath of JPMorgan Chase & Co’s massive $13 billion settlement with U.S. authorities over bad mortgages.Morgan Stanley added $1.2 billion in the fourth quarter to its litigation reserves, and cited investigations “related to residential mortgage-backed securities and the credit crisis” as the motivation for doing so.Chief Executive James Gorman had said the legal charges were a “significant progress” towards resolution of matters. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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