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AllEarth Renewables to install 2.2 MW of solar, largest array in Vermont

first_imgAllEarth Renewables, Inc.,AllEarth Renewables, a Vermont manufacturer of grid-connected wind turbines and solar tracking systems, has received a contract to install 382 AllSun Trackers at a solar farm in South Burlington, Vermont.  Final permits have been issued on the project, and construction is scheduled to begin in early November. The installation will be the largest solar array to date in the State of Vermont and is anticipated to be operational on a 32-acre site off of DuBois Drive in South Burlington, Vermont by early 2011.The 382 AllSun Trackers will produce enough electricity to power more than 400 Vermont homes, according to AllEarth.The AllSun Tracker solar electric system was designed by AllEarth Renewables CEO David Blittersdorf and his engineering team based in Williston, Vermont, and will be manufactured in Vermont.  “This project was made possible through incentives that the State of Vermont passed last year to spur the development of new renewable energy generation,” Blittersdorf said. “Part of this incentive package was Vermont’s Standard Offer for solar energy which was established at a rate of $0.30 per kWh. This rate provided an economic incentive to develop projects like this and help create sustainable jobs in Vermont’s hard-hit manufacturing sector.”Because of the enhanced efficiency of the AllSun Tracker technology, which follows the movement of the sun throughout the day with a GPS system, total kilowatt hours produced by the South Burlington Solar Farm are estimated to be over 3,000,000 per year, 45% more than the amount of electricity produced by same number of fixed  photovoltaic  panels.The project will be owned and operated by Chittenden County Solar Partners, LLC.  AllEarth Renewables has been contracted to perform the installation, which includes design of the solar farm’s electrical infrastructure and oversight and management of all subcontractors, as well as manufacturing the 382 AllSun Trackers required for the farm.About AllEarth Renewables, Inc.  www.allearthrenewables.com(link is external)AllEarth Renewables is a Vermont company that specializes in the design, manufacture and installation of complete grid-connected wind and 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 wind and sun for homes and businesses while creating sustainable, well-paying jobs.SOURCE AllEarth Renewables, Inc. WILLISTON, Vt., Oct. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

Beyond the Edge: Life and Death on the River

first_imgI watched a friend die on the Green River in North Carolina. Witt was vertically pinned against a tombstone-shaped rock at the bottom of Chiefs. I was scouting Gorilla when I heard shouting.“He’s pinned,” a panicked voice rang out. I turned and looked back at Witt. He was vertical but not moving. Water slammed against his back. In an instant, the boat collapsed violently, and Witt was buried in a liquid avalanche.We ran upriver to help, but it was hopeless. I will never forget his hand. It reached up to the surface desperately. He was still alive and reaching, praying, hoping that somehow we could get a rope to that weakening hand and rescue him. He struggled for a couple of minutes before going limp. I could not see his hand after that.Hours later, we extracted Witt’s body with the help of a rescue crew. His femurs were both broken in half, his legs limp and deformed like bags of jelly.The second drowning I witnessed was five years later on the Russell Fork, a notoriously deadly class V run in Kentucky. The rocks there are like Swiss cheese, full of holes. John was an older man and he was rag dolled in a hole for minutes. Eventually he flushed out, still in his boat. A friend pulled him out of the kayak and onto shore. CPR was initiated, but it was far too late. John’s skin was a blue-ashen pale.In both instances, I paddled class V the following day.My dad got me into kayaking when I was a kid. We lived thirty minutes from the Nantahala in North Carolina in what seemed like the whitewater epicenter of the universe. What more could an eleven-year-old boater ask for? I spent several years learning the basics and eventually I was paddling 200 days a year. I became an expert hair boater and steep creeker.My greatest fear was not death.  My greatest fear was losing my edge. My greatest fear was shoulder dislocation.  I lived to paddle and paddled to live.In the shadow of all the insane boating, I led a normal life. I graduated from paramedic and nursing school, working in the field for over 10 years. I married and had a beautiful little boy. I was aware that as I forged my way through life, running difficult water, my responsibilities were increasing, but the idea did not bother me. Nor did it change the way I paddled.  I became a little more conservative as I aged, but I was still running class V+ whitewater.Then last August, rain fell in New England. My main paddling partner Alan Panebaker and I ran Glover Brook—a true gnar run full of wood and pin rocks. We approached a blind slot, and I hopped out to scout from the top. I glanced downstream and everything looked clear. I got back in my boat and shouted some directions to Alan. As I ferried into current, I felt a twinge in my gut: “Something ain’t right,” I thought.  But it was too late.I was ripped from my boat. I swam under a log breaching the slot.“I should be dead,” I thought as I gathered my gear.“If you had stopped in there, I would just be standing on the shore in a panic right now,” Alan said grimly.“Yeah, there’s nothing you could have done for me, that’s for sure.”The close call did not have a lasting effect on us. We were immediately back in our boats.Alan died a month later. I watched him broach and pin against a sieve with a tree in it. He fought for his life, but he was on his own and there was nothing he could do. He flipped and went into the sieve. We were below him in a walled out, smooth granite bowl.  By the time we got back up to the sieve, he was nowhere to be seen. We weren’t even sure he was in the sieve but threw ropes into it with fading hope.  He was there, but his hands never grasped our ropes.An hour or two later, with more manpower, we were able to move the log around and free his body. He floated through the rapids before coming to rest in a large recirculating eddy. I ran to my boat horrified and paddled up to my friend. He was the pale blue hue that is unmistakably dead.“Oh, Alan,” I whispered under my breath as I clipped my tow tether to his lifejacket. I pulled Alan’s cold body out of the frigid, clear water. I lay across the top of him, hugging him.  I looked up and saw tourists taking pictures of us with their phones.I called Alan’s girlfriend fifteen or twenty times before finally leaving a message. “It’s Adam. Call me.”We drove to her house that afternoon. I quickly got drunk on a bottle of Knob Creek whiskey. Its warm burn was the only thing I could feel.When I arrived at her house, we hugged and cried. I apologized over and over. Alan’s dog barked nervously, like he expected Alan to walk in the door any minute.There is no moral to this story. Alan, Witt, and John were in the wrong place. They died. I have many other friends who were in the wrong place. They died too.I love the sport.  It has taken me to places physically and figuratively that most people will never see. And there are more good lines than bad ones-more near misses and close calls than fatalities. Kayaking dangerous whitewater is often forgiving. The problem is that when it’s not, the toll is unbearably high.When not on a river or trail, Adam Herzog competes in eating contests with his two-year-old son.last_img read more

Inspired by 30’s-era Civilian Conservation Corp, Carolina Climbers Coalition forms the Carolina Climbers Conservation Corp

first_imgAs unemployment rates reach never-before-seen numbers, the Carolina Climbers Coalition (CCC)– a 25-year-old non-profit dedicated to preserving the natural environment, promoting safe climbing practices and preserving climber’s access to climbing areas in North and South Carolina– has announced the formation of the Carolina Climbing Conservation Corp (C4) The CCC has initially allocated $5,000 to the C4 with an immediate goal of raising $25,000 to sustain the initiative. “These are exceptionally difficult times,” said Tom Caldwell, President of the CCC. “This is when we need to stand even stronger to support our climbing community and access, as well as invest in the future of climbing through sustainable infrastructure. We need the support of companies and individuals alike.”  The first focus of the C4 crew will be cut trail at the newly opened Pumpkintown wall located inside South Carolina’s Table Rock State Park. Additional work will be done at Big Rock and potentially Hickory Nut Gorge and other climbing areas across the Carolinas, if funds last.  “Sustainable trails are critical to strengthening access in the Carolinas,” said Mike Reardon, Executive Director of the CCC. “Many in the climbing community have lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are thrilled to create a conservation corp crew to complement our extensive volunteer stewardship efforts which have been a hallmark of the Coalition.”center_img C4 will be staffed by a crew of people whose employment was affected by the pandemic. The C4 crew will be responsible for building critical trail infrastructure in the Carolinas.  Anyone interested in donating to the C4 initiative can do so online at www.carolinaclimbers.org/c4.last_img read more

A volunteer-focused leader

first_img continue reading » When Bruce Foulke took over as CEO of American Heritage Federal Credit Union in Philadelphia 38 years ago, the credit union had one office and $4 million in assets.Today, it boasts 33 offices and $2 billion in assets.Foulke also founded one of the first credit union charitable foundations, Kids-N-Hope, which has been instrumental in developing a music therapy program for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Since its inception, Kids-N-Hope has raised $1.5 million.“I’m still an old-fashioned guy. Ironically, neither of my parents graduated from high school, and my dad always said, ‘believe in God, believe in your country, and believe in your family.’ I’ve always stuck to those principles.” he tells the CUNA News Podcast. 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Fortnite to Return to iPhone, iPad via Nvidia GeForce Now Cloud Gaming Service: Report

first_img– Advertisement – Users of Apple’s iPhone and iPad could soon be able to play Epic Games’s Fortnite game again via Nvidia’s cloud gaming service, the BBC reported on Thursday.Nvidia has developed a version of its GeForce cloud gaming service that runs in the mobile web browser Safari, the report said.- Advertisement – Apple did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment, while Epic declined to comment.Nvidia said it would not comment on any new clients coming to the service, or on the availability of any game on unannounced or unreleased platforms.The company is expected to announce updates to its GeForce Now service later this month with support to Apple’s iOS.- Advertisement – Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Apple’s rules require cloud gaming companies to submit each game title in the catalogue as a separate app for Apple to review, and the master catalogue app would then provide links to the individual titles. That requirement puts a hurdle to the seamless experience cloud gaming companies intend to provide their users.Microsoft, which has a game-streaming feature in its premium Xbox Game Pass subscription, has previously criticised Apple for such rules.© Thomson Reuters 2020- Advertisement –last_img read more

Fugro to acquire hydrocarbon seep data offshore Canada

first_imgFugro has teamed up with Amplified Geochemical Imaging (AGI) to acquire offshore hydrocarbon seep data in advance of Canada’s 2018 east coast bid round.Bathymetry, backscatter and water column anomaly data will be collected to pull together a comprehensive picture of surficial geological features, Fugro said on Wednesday. These data will be used to identify and precisely target the best locations for geochemical sampling, enabling clients to improve and de-risk their exploration programs, the company explained.According to the company, the information may also be used in a variety of further investigations such as establishing environmental baselines, evaluating seafloor geohazards and preliminary planning for field development.The seafloor mapping will be performed by Fugro using its geophysical vessel, Fugro Discovery, and includes acquisition of 10,500 square kilometers of multibeam echo sounder data and sub-bottom profiler data. This will be followed by coring up to 150 geochemical targets and 20 heat flow measurements, complete with shipboard geochemical screening testing, further shore-based geochemical analyses (carried out by AGI) and an integrated, interpreted data package. AGI’s geochemical analyses will determine the hydrocarbon signature of the samples.“We are excited to be part of Canada’s growing offshore industry and Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2018 licensing round,” said Keith Kneale, Fugro’s Business Development Manager for the Americas.“Investment by Nalcor Energy is supporting this project which will showcase Fugro’s market-leading expertise – earned from conducting dozens of similar surveys including the world’s four largest to date – enabling clients to improve and de-risk their exploration programs.” He explained how AGI has been involved in offshore microseepage and macroseepage programs for over 20 years.The comprehensive data package will be available in early 2018 and is being licensed from both Fugro and AGI.last_img read more

Bulldogs Big Winners At Rushville CC Invitational

first_imgThe Batesville Boys Cross Country Team traveled to Rushville Saturday for the Rushville Cross Country Invitaitonal. Competing against 16 other teams, Batesville came in first.The boys scored 53 points, followed by seocnd place Cardinal Ritter with 96, and third place Yorktown with 150.Running well for the boys were Caleb Moster who came in 5th place, followed by Connor Bell in 6th and Brice Keeton coming in 10th. Also scoring for Batesville were Grant Meyers in 14th and Clay Yeaton in 18th. Also running for Batesville in the varsity race were Quinten Gowdy in 22nd and Alex Batta in 37th.The boys will run again Thursday at Batesville in the Ripley County Meet.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.The Batesville Ladies Cross Country team were crowned champions Saturday at the Rushville Invitational in their 14 team division beating the field by 59 points.The Bulldogs scored 69 points to Yorktown’s 128 points, followedby Delta with 134, Greensburg 146 and finishing out the top 5, Rushville with 164 points.Batesville was led by junior Mary Poltrack coming in 3rd overall with a time of 20:41. She was followed by teammates Emma Gausman, 11th, running a personal record of 21:24, with Maria Wessel right behind in 12th. Rounding out the top 5 were Sarah Poltrack 21st and Audrey Weigel, 22nd who also ran a personal best. Also running on varsity were Katie Baumenr coming in 38th, closely followed by Madeleine Robben, 42nd. With these wins, the Bulldog’s record is now 16-0.Although the JV race was not scored, Kylie Lehman led the way for the dogs and 8 ladies ran a personal best. They were, Anna Kick, Audrey Maupin, McKayla Schloemer, Carley Fitzpatrick, Cheyenne Laker, Nikki Elkins, Kate Poltrack and Sam Heidlage.The Bulldogs compete again on Thursday at the County meet that will be held on Batsville’s home course.Courtesy of Buklldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.last_img read more

Lampard admits he has ‘respect’ for Klopp despite jibes

first_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney CharactersThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Simple Product Ideas That Made Their Creators Millionaires10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Chelsea manager Frank Lampard insists he has “huge respect” for Jurgen Klopp despite his stormy relationship with the Liverpool boss. Lampard launched an expletive-laced touchline tirade at Klopp and his assistant Pep Lijnders as tempers rose during Chelsea’s 5-3 loss at Liverpool last season. He followed that blast by warning Klopp not to get “too arrogant” and the feud has continued into the new campaign, with Liverpool’s Premier League visit to Chelsea on Sunday serving as another potential flashpoint in the growing rivalry. Loading… Klopp took a swipe at Lampard’s £200 million ($259 million) close-season spending spree — which included Chelsea beating Liverpool to the signature of Germany forward Timo Werner. He said his club could not act in the same way as those owned by oligarchs, in a reference to Blues supremo Roman Abramovich. Lampard responded by saying it was “slightly amusing” to see Klopp complain about Chelsea’s transfer investments when Liverpool had spent heavily in the past. But Klopp was diplomatic about their relationship this week, insisting he admired Lampard as a player and was impressed with his managerial work.center_img Lampard was also keen to draw a line under the row when he spoke to the media ahead of Chelsea’s clash with the Premier League champions, saying he had huge respect for his rival. “What he has done in his time at Liverpool has been incredible and that is on him as the focal point of the club and the individual talent they have brought in,” the Chelsea boss said on Friday. “The nature of the world we live in is there’s a lot of airtime for you to fill with rivalries. They can be scrutinised in every way. Read Also: Neymar, Silva get Brazil calls as World Cup campaign starts “There is nothing in it for me. The competitive nature of the 90 minutes can always slightly boil over in different directions. The respect I have for Jurgen Klopp will never change.” Chelsea lost narrowly three times to Liverpool last season, but they did knock Klopp’s men out of the FA Cup. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

HH Water district to start flushing in October

first_imgMilan, IN—Hoosier Hills Water will be flushing its distribution system in the month of October.  First two weeks of October we will be flushing Franklin County and Ripley County (north of Milan). Second two weeks of October we will be flushing Dearborn County and Ripley County (south of Milan).  Low pressure may be experienced along with periods of discolored water.  Try to avoid doing laundry if you notice these conditions.last_img

Van Gaal unfazed by criticism

first_img “I was disappointed we played that way,” Van Gaal said. “Nowadays the result is very important but I think the playing style is also important because you play for the fans. Manchester United has a lot of fans, so you have to play for them. “Next match we can show that we are still in our process and positive.” The first signs of unrest came last month at QPR when United fans demanded Van Gaal ditch his three-man defence by chanting “4-4-2”. The 63-year-old has acquiesced to their demands in recent weeks, altering the formation to a 4-4-2 diamond, but he concedes – eight months into the job – that he still does not know they best way to line up his United team. “No, I don’t think so,” Van Gaal said when asked if he had found the right balance in his starting XI. “I have played five or six systems and I am looking still for the balance. But this system is more attractive than normally and I can play with more attacking players. “That’s the reason I am doing that. “In spite of the fact that we are looking for the balance, our results are not bad and our defensive organisation is not bad, we also score a lot of goals. So, I cannot say that I am very disappointed about that. But we have to do it now, and normally you have to do it pre-season.” Van Persie is a doubt for Monday’s match because of an unspecified injury, Van Gaal revealed. The knee injury Phil Jones suffered against Burnley is not as bad as first feared, but he is unlikely to play at Preston. Daley Blind, who came off in the first half against Burnley after a clash of heads, is more likely to play, though. Van Gaal reported some bad news regarding Michael Carrick, who has suffered a setback in his recovery from the calf injury he suffered at the end of last month. Carrick was supposed to be out for four weeks, but his lay-off could last longer. “He has a setback,” Van Gaal said on MUTV. “That’s not unusual with injuries so we will also have to wait and see.” Scholes won 20 major trophies at United under Sir Alex Ferguson, but it is safe to say he is less than impressed by the man who is currently in charge at Old Trafford. The former England midfielder said some of United’s play under the Dutchman had been “miserable” and complained that strikers Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao looked like “strangers” in the 3-1 win against Burnley on Wednesday. Scholes also criticised Van Gaal for playing Wayne Rooney in midfield. The 40-year-old is not the only person to criticise United of late. Falcao’s agent Jorge Mendes said United would not be struggling if Ferguson was in charge, Sam Allardyce branded Van Gaal’s team “long-ball United” and even veteran Preston striker Kevin Davies mocked the former Bayern Munich coach ahead of Monday’s FA Cup tie with the Red Devils at Deepdale, claiming the squad looked unhappy. “I don’t worry about it, it’s not so interesting I think because he (Scholes) is one of the fans, I hope, and he can criticise,” the United boss said. “Fans can criticise, and that’s not a problem. “I am used to it and I think all the players are used to it because they are professional football players. “Maybe some players are affected, but normally most of the time it does not affect me or the players.” Although United returned to winning ways this week after the drab draw at West Ham last Sunday, a few fans made their displeasure at the team’s style of play known by whistling at the players in the first half on Wednesday. Van Gaal admitted he was concerned about the negativity from the supporters and he hopes to bring a smile back to their faces by recording a comprehensive win at League One Preston. Louis van Gaal insists neither he nor his Manchester United players will lose any sleep over the latest barrage of criticism from Paul Scholes. Press Associationlast_img read more