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Solar facility begins operating at closed coal plant in Ontario

first_imgSolar facility begins operating at closed coal plant in Ontario FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Mining.com:The former Nanticoke Generating Station site, located on the northern shore of Lake Erie, has been transformed into a 44-megawatt clean energy facility that hosts 192,431 solar panels across 260 acres.The project has just been completed by PCL Construction, a company that was commissioned to design, engineer and build it, as well as supply the photovoltaic solar panels and racking system. Behind the idea and funding are Ontario Power Generation, the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.The opening of the solar facility coincides with the one-year anniversary of the demolition of the Nanticoke 650-feet smokestacks. It has also been almost five years since the station burned its last piece of coal.In its heyday, the Nanticoke Generating Station was the largest coal-fired plant in North America, providing 15% of Ontario’s electricity. After serving the province for more than 40 years, it stopped using coal as fuel in 2013. Two years later, the site was safely closed while the switchyards, operated by Hydro One Networks, remain in operation as a significant hub for the electricity grid in the southwestern part of the region.Since 2014, Ontario Power Generation stopped using coal to generate electricity in Canada’s most populous province, a move that resulted in the equivalent of taking 7 million cars off the road.More: Former coal-fired power plant in Ontario becomes solar facilitylast_img read more

Kumar and Sanichara win E-Networks Easter Badminton tournament

first_imgCHRISTINA Kumar and Easa Sanichara were crowned winners in the E-Networks B-Division Easter Badminton Tournament, which was played on Friday at the National Gymnasium.In the female competition, Kumar got past Stephanie Sajar 21-12, 21-7 in the quarterfinals, before defeating Emelia Ramdhani in the semi-finals.The battle against the mother of national champions, Priyanna and Narayan Ramdhani, was intense and it took Kumar three sets to advance. She battled back from a 19-21 loss to win 21-9 and 21-14.In the final, Kumar eased past Anna Perreira 21-8 and 21-2. The second place finisher had battled past Ayanna Watson 21-12, 19-21 and 21-15.Ramdhani and Perreira settled for joint third.In the Ladies Singles Consolation final, Kaylie Anthon got the better of Khaya Boswick 21-11, 21-17.In the men’s singles, Sanichara defeated Elion Beaton 21-4, 21-12 in the quarterfinals, before he got past Isaac Mallampati 21-14 and 21-12 in the final four and Hemraj Beharry 21-16 and 22-20 in the grand finale.Beharry had defeated Jamal Shamsudeen 21-11 and 21-16 in the semifinals.Meanwhile, in the men’s consolation final, Matthew Beharry got past Shimron Lewis 21-16, 21-17.last_img read more

TENNIS : Orange heads back out on road to face difficult Texas Christian squad

first_img Comments After the Orange missed yet another chance at playing in the NCAA tournament last season, head coach Luke Jensen knew he needed to get his team over the hump if it wanted to compete for a spot in 2011-12.During the offseason, Jensen restructured the Orange’s schedule, filling the slate with more highly touted programs to increase SU’s strength of schedule. When the tournament’s selection committee sees the increased level of competition, Jensen hopes it’ll translate to a berth in the tournament.‘If you see our schedule this year compared to years past, we’ve had very good records, but it didn’t get us into the NCAA (tournament),’ Jensen said. ‘2012 is really the next phase of a changing landscape, and that is we have to schedule to get into the NCAA tournament.’ Jensen and his squad will begin that next phase when SU travels to Fort Worth, Texas, to take on a strong Texas Christian program this Saturday at 11 a.m. The Orange will play its second consecutive game against a tough opponent on the road to start the season, reflecting Jensen’s plan to earn a spot in the tournament.Typically, Jensen said he hasn’t scheduled single matches against distant opponents because it’s too costly for the university. In the past, Jensen has tried to squeeze two or three matches into a weekend road trip, but this season, the head coach said he believes the $5,000 it cost to head to Fort Worth will be worth it in the long run.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘We’re going to Texas to spend a lot of money on one match, and that’s usually not the case,’ Jensen said. ‘Usually we try to get two or three matches to justify the expenditure, so it’s an investment into playing better competition.’SU’s upcoming match against the Horned Frogs will also provide an opportunity for early-season improvements and adjustments for the Orange. Jensen said he defines winning by learning and hopes that Saturday’s contest will offer a lesson of sorts to kick-start his team. The sooner SU can start landing punches against big-time opponents, the better off the Orange will be at tournament time.Senior captain Emily Harman also believes a stronger schedule will benefit the Orange players earlier in the season.‘In past years, our schedule has hurt us a bit just because we haven’t seen that level of competition up until that point where we have to win in order to reach the NCAA tournament,’ Harman said. ‘Our coach has done a fantastic job at getting many more higher ranked teams, and that’s going to be a very large stepping stone for us to really make the next move for this program.’Although Syracuse has lacked strong competitors on its schedule for the last few years, sophomore Maddie Kobelt said she believes the team is ready to step up and take on the challenge.It starts with executing against TCU on Saturday. By playing tougher opponents, Kobelt said the Orange will be motivated to maximize its potential to break out into the national spotlight.‘I think we’re ready for (a tougher schedule),’ Kobelt said. ‘This is what we want. When we play TCU, we just need to execute what we’ve been practicing because we’re all capable of beating any player we face on the court.’When SU travels down to Texas on Saturday, a new chapter will be written for Jensen and his squad. The Orange will play TCU for the first time in program history. Jensen will also be facing his old friend Dave Borelli, who is the Horned Frogs’ head coach and Jensen’s former coach when he played at Southern California.The alliance can only help Jensen in his quest for competition and eventually an NCAA championship.‘Our objective is to win a national title, and you can’t win a national title unless you get into the NCAA tournament,’ Jensen said. ‘If you don’t get into the NCAA tournament, then what’s the point?’awmirmin@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on January 18, 2012 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

28 more COVID-19 cases in our listening area

first_imgButler182 Kossuth9 Mitchell4 Floyd1 Worth Worth3 Franklin10 Winnebago Wright26116 Mitchell RecoveredNew Recovered Mitchell5 Butler13 Wright642 Hancock231 Area Total43228 Floyd17 Franklin395 Worth3 Kossuth16 Hancock9 Winnebago11 Floyd19 Confirmed CasesNew Cases Franklin Winnebago12 Cerro Gordo1 Butler2 Deaths Wright Hancock Cerro Gordo364 Cerro Gordo242 Area Total1644 Kossuth DES MOINES — 28 more cases of COVID-19 have been reported in our immediate listening area. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health figures in a 24-hour period ending at 11 o’clock this morning, 16 more cases were reported in Wright County, five more in Franklin, four in Cerro Gordo, two in Butler and one in Hancock.That now brings the area total of lab-confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic to 432 — 261 in Wright; 39 in Franklin; 36 in Cerro Gordo; 23 in Hancock; 19 in Floyd; 18 in Butler; 16 in Kossuth; 12 in Winnebago; five in Mitchell and three in Worth.Four more people have recovered — two each in Cerro Gordo and Wright — for a total of 164.Looking at the state numbers, seven more people have been reported dying from COVID-19 between 11:00 o’clock Tuesday and 11 o’clock this morning for a total of 629. 339 more cases have been reported for a total of 22,516. 268 more have recovered for a total of 13,545. Area Total4last_img read more