Vermont launches renewable energy atlas

first_imgThe Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) is excited to celebrate Earth Day with the launch of the Renewable Energy Atlas of Vermont, a state-of-the-art GIS-based web application that identifies, analyzes, and visualizes existing and promising locations for renewable energy projects.The Atlas is the first tool of its kind in the United States to enable users to choose their town or county and then select from a suite of renewable energy options including biomass, efficiency, geothermal, hydroelectric, solar, and wind.According to Atlas project director Scott Sawyer, “with the proliferation of energy committees in over 90 towns and cities, it’s clear that Vermonters want a renewable energy and efficiency based economy. VSJF believes it’s important to make renewable energy data accessible to everyone, so that citizens, businesses, utilities, state agencies, and organizations charged with building the state’s future can make informed renewable energy project decisions.”The Atlas was developed by the VSJF, in collaboration with Vermont Center for Geographic Information, Fountains Spatial, and many helpful renewable energy experts.U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy secured U.S. Department of Energy funding for the Atlas project. “Vermont has always stood for best practices in commercial and residential development to preserve the environment,” Leahy said. “The Renewable Energy Atlas of Vermont will be an important tool in helping us all to consider the responsible energy options when thinking about our renewable energy future. Successful projects mean greater energy security, a cleaner and healthier environment, and a better quality of life across our state.”Major funding for this project was received from the U.S. Department of Energy through U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund, and the Vermont Community Foundation.Source: VSJF. 4.22.2010last_img read more

Weekend Pick: Oskar Blues 4 Mile Road Race

first_imgDuring this time of Catholic uncertainty, one thing is known: St. Patrick’s Day will happen this Sunday, March 17, 2013. There may be a pope in residence at the Vatican, but there is also a leprechaun out there with a pot of gold at the end of some double rainbow – or so they say. Whether you adhere to the religious nature of the holiday or not, St. Patrick’s Day is certainly a day for feasting, revelry, and celebration. Those of Irish decent tend to take the “holiday” a little more seriously than other – as they should; it’s their heritage all over the place – and lucky for them it falls on a Sunday this year. Not only will this afford them a whole day of toasting their native saint, it also leaves time enough to get a good workout in before donning a green hat and pinching strangers.Major snow last week put spring on hold, but a wet March and warm temperatures means that there should be something coming out of the ground or sprouting from the trees. Get up early this weekend and take a run or a long walk; you will feel much better about yourself later in the day. A good sweat goes a long way during a long day of drinki…I mean…celebration, so get the jump start on shedding some of those Guinness calories. Rain is in the forecast so you may get soaked, but it will be worth it in the long run.If you want to combine your two passions on St. Paddy’s Day, sign up for the Oskar Blues 4 Mile Road Race in Brevard, N.C. on Sunday. The four mile road race begins at the new Oskar Blues brewery and runs flat and fast along Davidson River and Cemetery roads, before finishing back at the brewery. There will be a Celtic jam band playing at the tap room after, so bring your party pants. Register online or on race day beginning at 7:30am.View Larger Maplast_img read more

Avian flu strikes ducks near Hong Kong

first_imgSep 17, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Close to 10,000 ducks died recently of H5N1 avian influenza in a village in southern China not far from Hong Kong, and a local official said the ducks had been vaccinated against the virus, according to news reports.In China’s first H5N1 outbreak since May, 9,830 ducks died of the disease and another 22,800 were destroyed to keep it from spreading, according to a report that Chinese officials filed with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Sep 15. The outbreak began Sep 5.The disease struck in a village near Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, not far from the border with Hong Kong, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report published today. The story said Hong Kong news media had reported that 100,000 additional ducks were culled by local officials today to contain the disease.Yu Yedong, director of the Guangdong Animal Epidemic Prevention Centre, said the ducks had been vaccinated, according to the Standard, a Hong Kong newspaper. He said he believed the ducks became infected after the first of a scheduled two doses of vaccine. One dose is 65% effective and two doses are 90% effective, Yu told the newspaper.Ho Pak-Leung, an infectious disease expert at Hong Kong University, said the outbreak triggered fears in Hong Kong that the virus has mutated or the vaccine has become ineffective, according to the Standard.A United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report says that poultry typically require two doses of vaccine for “adequate” protection against highly pathogenic avian flu viruses. Vaccinated birds usually are not fully protected from infection, but they have increased resistance and, if they become infected, suffer milder disease and shed less virus, according to the report.Hong Kong Health Secretary York Chow said Hong Kong had imposed a 21-day ban on imports of live poultry, eggs, and meat from farms near the outbreak site, according to AFP.Before the Guangdong outbreak, China’s last H5N1 outbreak occurred in May in Hunan province, Guangdong’s northeastern neighbor, killing 11,172 ducklings. A Xinhua report said 52,800 birds were destroyed to stop the outbreak.China has had 25 human cases of H5N1 infection, 16 of them fatal, since 2003.See also: OIE reports on China outbreak report Preparing for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza read more

The strategy of tourism development of the Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera until 2029 is presented.

first_imgIn accordance with the set vision of tourism of the Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera, the main goal of tourism development by 2029 is: Building a competitive, sustainable, year-round and internationally recognized dynamic riviera of recreation and health with a rich offer of meaningful tourist experiences. The action plan also defines 12 complex programs, which need to be implemented in order to realize the set vision and goals, ie production and spatial concept of further development of tourism on the Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera in the period 2019-2029. year. The market identity of the Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera is defined as a dynamic riviera of recreation and health, which results in the positioning of the Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera as the best Adriatic Riviera with an active and healthy lifestyle of high value. Photo: TZ Crikvenica The City of Crikvenica, the City of Novi Vinodolski, the Municipality of Vinodolska, the Tourist Board of the City of Crikvenica, the Tourist Board of the City of Novi Vinodolski and the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Vinodolska have developed a Tourism Development Strategy for the Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera 2019-2029. center_img The programs are divided into three strategic units: Improving the experience, improving the quality of the catering offer and improving tourism management. Side dish: Tourism Development Strategy of the Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera 2019-2029 The entire tourism development strategy of the Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera 2019-2029 read in the attachment. last_img read more

Fishermen, activists decry Anies’ decision to grant reclamation for Ancol expansion

first_imgLocal fishermen and activists in the capital city Jakarta have expressed concerns over the Jakarta Bay’s ecological future following the administration’s decision to proceed with a reclamation project to expand the city’s popular tourist spot Ancol in North Jakarta.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan issued a decree in February to give the green light for a 155-hectare expansion plan for city-run tourist destinations Taman Impian Jaya Ancol (Ancol Dreamland Park) and Fantasi Land (Dufan) theme park.Fishermen raised questions over the issuance of the decree, which was published by the city on its official website in March, as they claimed it was in contrast with the ruling by the Supreme Court last week. The Court ruled in favor of the city administration in cassation against developer PT Taman Harapan Indah over the revocation of the company’s islet H reclamation permit in Jakarta Bay. Susan Herawati, the secretary-general of the People’s Coalition for Fisheries Justice Indonesia (KIARA), said she feared the decision would make way for the controversial reclaimed islets project to continue in the future.“We fear that the revocation of permits to reclaim and build on 13 islets [issued by Anies in September 2018] be canceled in the future, looking at the governor’s indecisive manner,” she told The Jakarta Post on Friday.By issuing Gubernatorial Decree No. 237/2020, the governor allows a 35-hectare expansion for Dufan and 120 hectares for Ancol Dreamland park on the reclaimed areas.Read also: Reclamation or not: City struggles to win lawsuits Jakarta city secretary Saefullah argued that the reclamation for the Ancol expansion was different from the 13 islets reclamation projects, the permit for which had been revoked by Anies in 2018, a year after he took office.“There are already 20 hectares of rising land in East Ancol [Ancol Dreamland Recreational Park]. It resulted from around 3.5 million cubic meters of mud being dredged from five reservoirs and 13 rivers in Jakarta through the Jakarta Emerging Dredging Initiative (JEDI) and Jakarta Urgent Flood Mitigation Project (JUFMP),” Jakarta administration secretary Saefullah said in a press briefing on Friday.“The governor issued the decree so that [city-owned enterprise PT Pembangunan Jaya Ancol] can obtain a management right,” he added.The administration claimed that an agreement with PT Pembangunan Jaya Ancol to use 120 hectares of land in East Ancol as a sludge disposal site was made in 2009. The latest decree now allows the reclamation of the 120-hectare area.Saefullah added that the Ancol expansion aimed to provide recreational areas for the public. “The reclamation ground will be for the public. We prioritize people’s interest,” he said, adding that Ancol was chosen because there were no fishermen in the area.In the letter, Anies required PT PJA to complete studies on integrated flood mitigation, global warming impacts, taking material for land expansion, infrastructure planning and environmental impacts before doing the reclamation.NGO Maritime and Ecology Association director Martin Hadiwinata said such requirements should have been fulfilled before Anies issued the decree.“Meanwhile, sludge disposal has been going on for 11 years and surely has an ecological impact. Yet it went without any environmental impact analysis (AMDAL),” he told the Post.Echoing Martin, Susan demanded the administration display data on the ecological impact of the disposal of dredging material.Furthermore, she argued that the decree had no strong legal basis. She pointed out that the decree only cited Law No. 29/2007 on the Jakarta administration as Indonesia’s capital, Law No. 23/2014 on regional governments and Law No. 30/2004 on governmental administration, but did not include Law No. 27/2007 on coastal areas and small islands management.“But their argument is that the agreement between the city and PT PJA was made a long time ago. As if the governor has no power to revoke it. It’s a matter of political will,” she said.Topics :last_img read more

Milan Museum

first_imgA couple from Indianapolis traveled to Milan in hopes of seeing the gymnasium in which the ’54 Indians played their games.  They were quickly informed that the old gymnasium had been razed.  However, they were directed to the museum.  Since they had traveled to Milan specifically to see remnants of the ’54 Indians, they thought “why not”.  While at the museum they were amazed at the items that are now on display.The museum has obtained the complete 1954 tournament bracket depicting Milan’s trip to the state championship.  They visited some of the old lockers, watched a film of the game, and they were amazed that Bobby Plump and his teammates actually held the ball  for 4 minutes.Younger kids do not understand what holding the ball meant in that era of basketball.  They are familiar with teams only being able to hold the ball until a shot clock goes off.  The game today has lower scoring for other reasons that do not include simply standing and holding the ball.  We already have discussed that in other Huddle Ups.Just like this couple from Indianapolis, you will be amazed at what has been gathered in this museum on Carr Street.  It would definitely be worth your while to stop in and see it some time.last_img read more

Bundesliga gets restart date after govt nod

first_img They will be the first of the major five European Leagues to get back on the pitch after the coronavirus pandemic shut down sport in mid-March. The German Government today gave the all-clear to the medical protocol, meaning the season is free to restart ‘from the second half of May.’ A firm date has now been given for the fixtures and it’s Friday May 15, as confirmed by multiple German outlets including Bild and Kicker.Advertisement Read Also: Robben offered window to come out of retirement at 36 Clubs have been informed of the date and can begin to ramp up training in preparation. Serie A clubs hope to start training in groups from May 18, but the medical protocol won’t be discussed until tomorrow’s meeting. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 It’s not just the first division, but also the second that will be allowed to get back on track from May 15. Loading… center_img Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTarantino Wants To End His Career With This Movie?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime The 2019-20 Bundesliga season will reportedly resume on Friday May 15, after the German Government approved the medical protocol.last_img read more

Ajax crash out of Champions League

first_imgRelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results MultiChoice unveils sport channels, content line-up Ajax Amsterdam have been eliminated from the Champions League following their 1-0 loss to Valencia on Tuesday. The Dutch league champions, whose remarkable run to the semifinals last season ended dramatically to eventual runners-up, Tottenham Hotspur, will now participate in the Europa League’s last 32. Rodrigo’s goal in the 24th minute sealed Ajax’s fate, while also ensuring the Spanish side win Group H and advance to the Champions League knockout round. Ajax entered the matchday at the top of Group H, but the loss coupled with Chelsea’s victory over Lille, sees them finish third in the group with 10 points. Valencia and Chelsea go on with 11 points, while Lille finish last with one point.Tags: Ajax FCTottenham Hotspur FCUEFA Champions LeagueValencialast_img read more

Cala requests personal hearing

first_imgCardiff’s Juan Cala has requested a personal hearing with the Football Association after being hit with a misconduct charge, the Barclays Premier League club announced on their official Twitter account. Cala has been charged in relation to an alleged incident in or around the tunnel area following Cardiff’s 4-0 defeat against Sunderland last Sunday. Spanish defender Cala had earlier been sent off by referee Phil Dowd for a professional foul on Sunderland striker Connor Wickham. “Juan Cala has requested a personal hearing with the FA in relation to his FA misconduct charge, the date to be confirmed,” Cardiff said. Cardiff are currently bottom of the league, two points from safety, with just two games left – Newcastle away on Saturday, followed by a home game against Chelsea in 10 days’ time. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News IND vs WI, 1st Test: India enjoy 89-run lead over West Indies at lunch on Day 3

first_imgNew Delhi: India maintain their stranglehold over the West Indies with a healthy 75-run first innings lead, which swelled to 89 by lunch time on the third day of the opening cricket Test here on Saturday.India bowled out West Indies for 222 in 74.2 overs in their first innings in reply to 297 with Ishant Sharma returning with best figures of 5 for 43.Besides Ishant, Mohammed Shami (2/48) and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja (2/64) scalped two wickets a piece.For West Indies, Roston Chase top-scored with 48, while skipper Jason Holder played a fighting 39-run knock as the hosts failed to build up partnerships.At the opening break of the third day, India were 14 for no loss in their second innings with Mayank Agarwal batting on 8 and K L Rahul on 6.Earlier, resuming at the overnight score of 189 for eight, Holder and Miguel Cummins stuck together for 103 balls, forging a crucial 41-run partnership for the ninth wicket to take West Indies close to the Indian total.Holder kept a calm head and guided his younger partner Cummins brilliantly to get as close as possible to the Indian total.While Holder made 39 off 65 balls with the help of five boundaries, Cummins gave his skipper the right support from the other end by just staying at the crease although he couldn’t open his account.Cummins’ determination to stay at the crease and give his skipper company can be gauged from the fact that he played 45 balls for no runs.The Indian bowlers found it difficult to break the stubborn partnership between Holder and Cummins as they needed 85 balls in the opening session of the third day to dislodge the stand.The partnership was finally broken when Holder edged a Mohammed Shami delivery to wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant behind the stumps in the 74th over.Left-arm spinner Jadeja finally drew curtains on West Indies innings when he cleaned up Cummins an over later.End of the West Indies innings. They are bowled out for 222. #TeamIndia lead by 75 runs. 5 for Ishant, 2 each for Shami & Jadeja. 1 for Bumrah #WIvIND— BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 2019 For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more