Steve Paddock Named As State Star

first_imgVtSBDC State Director, Lenae Quillen-Blume, announced that Steve Paddock has been selected as the 2007 State Star of Vermont Small Business Development Center.I am pleased to make this announcement, and to recognize Steve for extraordinary contributions to businesses throughout Vermont. Steve Paddock, is the business advisor in Addison County and statewide Agricultural Program Director.Steve Paddock was chosen by the VtSBDC for his exemplary performance which regularly reaches beyond normal counseling responsibilities. Steve has built a real presence with new and critical partners in the agriculture industry sector. He is a true business advocate and a professional, dedicated advisor to his clients. Steve is also recognized as a leader within his peer group, facilitating meetings and helping bring people together for effective results. It is an honor to accept this award, said Steve Paddock, and to have the opportunity and pleasure to help so many people reach their business goals and succeed in living their dream.Steve was recognized for this honor at the national ASBDC conference in Denver, CO. Americas Small Business Development Center Network is a partnership uniting private enterprise, government, higher education and local nonprofit economic development organizations. It is the Small Business Administrations largest partnership program, providing management and technical assistance to help Americans start, run and grow their own businesses. With about 1,000 centers across the nation, the SBDC network assists approximately 725,000 small businesses every year in face-to-face counseling and training, in addition to assisting hundreds of thousands more small businesses through fax-on-demand and e-mail.last_img read more

California utility PG&E, Tesla begin construction on 182.5MW/730MWh battery storage project

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:A massive battery storage project is officially underway in Monterey County, California, with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and Tesla beginning construction on one of the largest battery energy storage installations in the world.Set to clock in at 182.5 MW and 730 MWh, the Moss Landing battery energy storage system will be comprised of 256 Tesla Megapack battery units on 33 concrete slabs at PG&E’s electric substation in Moss Landing. The project’s targeted completion and energization is set for early-2021, with the project achieving full commercial operation in Q2 2021.And while this project is certainly a noteworthy installation, it marks just the first step in PG&E’s huge battery storage project pipeline. In fact, this Tesla battery might not even be the biggest one located at the Moss Landing substation, as PG&E has signed a contract for a 300 MW storage system at the same location, which will likely clock in at 1.2 GWh of capacity. While this second system is currently set to be significantly larger than the Tesla one under construction, PG&E’s agreement with Tesla contains an option for upsizing, which would increase the capacity of this first system from four hours to six, or 1.1 GWh total.Outside of the Moss Landing behemoths, PG&E also has third-party contracts for a 75 MW transmission-connected project near of Morgan Hill, California and a 2 MW project at the Gonzales substation in the Salinas Valley. The utility also owns a 20 MW battery system located the Llagas substation in Gilroy, California.[Tom Sylvia]More: PG&E, Tesla begin construction on the world’s largest battery (for now) California utility PG&E, Tesla begin construction on 182.5MW/730MWh battery storage projectlast_img read more

New US Forest Service District Ranger selected for Nantahala Ranger District

first_imgThe National Forests in North Carolina has selected Troy Waskey to oversee management and operations as the new District Ranger on the Nantahala Ranger District beginning June 8, 2020. “Western North Carolina is a special place for me,” said Waskey. “It’s where I cut my teeth as an outdoor recreation enthusiast, trained as a wilderness first responder, and worked with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.” Waskey and his family are looking forward to calling Franklin, NC, home and will be settling into the area this summer.Waskey grew up in Richmond, Virginia. He earned a degree in Natural Resources “We are excited about the contributions Troy will bring to North Carolina based on his professional background and his experience as a ranger in West Virginia,” said Forest Supervisor Allen Nicholas. “Troy has a great background working with others, especially rural communities, to develop economic opportunities.” Recreation and Forestry from Virginia Tech and a Master’s Degree in Outdoor Recreation Management at Arizona State University. His first job in the U.S. Forest Service was as a forestry technician on the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire and Maine. He has also worked on the Tonto National Forest in Arizona, Carson National Forest in New Mexico, and in the Arizona State Parks as an Off-Highway Vehicle Planner. center_img Waskey has been the District Ranger on the Monongahela National Forest since 2013. While there he focused on collaborative efforts with local communities regarding recreation and tourism and landscape-scale forest restoration. Troy Waskey has been the District Ranger on the Monongahela National Forest since 2013. Starting June 8, 2020, Waskey will take over management of the Nantahala Ranger District.last_img read more

Central Islip Man Stabs Officer, Shot by Police, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Suffolk County police officer shot and wounded a man who repeatedly stabbed another officer in the face, nearly severing his nose, in Central Islip over the weekend, authorities said.Officers responded to a 911 call reporting a man armed with knives acting irrationally at an Oakland Avenue home at 1:20 p.m. Saturday, police said. Upon arrival, the man, 40-year-old Mark Caraway, stabbed an Emergency Service Section officer, and a second officer shot the suspect once in the abdomen, police said.Both Caraway and the officer were taken to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries. Caraway was listed in critical condition. The officer, a 21-year veteran of the force whose name wasn’t immediately released, underwent four hours of surgery for his injuries.Homicide Squad and the Internal Affairs Bureau detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

Arsene Wenger admits his career in management may be over

first_imgWenger left Arsenal just over 12 months ago (Picture: Getty)‘I thought I will come back into management very quickly, but I enjoyed taking a little distance,’ said Wenger.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Now I’m at a crossroads. You will see me again in football. As a manager… I don’t know.‘In this year I did a lot of charity work, conferences – and I enjoyed it, I must say, to be a little bit less in highlights and less under stress.‘I’m less intense, but I have a better perspective of what’s going on. I see the mistakes managers make and I don’t pay the price for it.‘I came to the conclusion I want to share what I learned in my life, because I think life is only useful if, at some stage, you share what you know.‘In what way will it be? Will it be in just winning football games, or will it be in another way? That’s what I have to decide and that decision will come very quickly.‘Football is still my passion. I will come back soon – but I cannot tell you exactly in what capacity.’MORE: Unai Emery told to drop Petr Cech for Arsenal’s Europa League final v Chelsea Coming Next Read More / Comment Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Arsene Wenger has dampened speculation he will return to management (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger has admitted for the first time that he may not return to football management after one year out of the game.The Frenchman bade farewell to Arsenal in May 2018 after 22 years at the north London club.Wenger was unhappy with the fashion of his exit and suggested that he would make a swift return to management, either at club or national level.However, in an interview with the BBC, Wenger has admitted he’s been surprised by the level of satisfaction he’s found in other areas of life and, though a return to football may happen, he’s hinted it will not be in management.ADVERTISEMENT Full Screen Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Sean KearnsFriday 24 May 2019 8:11 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link231Shares About Connatix V67539 1/1 Skip Ad Read Morecenter_img SPONSORED Advertisement Video Settings Top articles PLAY 1 min. story Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Read More Read More Arsene Wenger admits his career in management may be over by Metro Advertisementlast_img read more

Troy Deeney singles out Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka for special praise

first_imgBukayo Saka is a proper player, according to Troy Deeney (AMA/Getty Images)Troy Deeney has singled out Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka for special praise.The Watford striker has come under fire from Arsenal in the past due to his scathing analysis on the Gunners’ performances.In 2017, he accused Arsenal players under Arsene Wenger of having no ‘cojones’.But Deeney insists he is only giving his opinion and admits he has been impressed with Saka’s performances under Mikel Arteta.ADVERTISEMENTThe 18-year-old, who made his first-team debut in November 2018, has impressed since after being handed regular chances under Unai Emery and Arteta this season. Bukayo Saka has been one of Arsenal’s standout young stars this season (Getty Images)‘Arsenal people hate me but it is what it is,’ Deeney told United Stand.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The reason me and someone like DT get on, or me and Robbie or me and Troopz, is because I’m not saying Arsenal are crap, or these players are not good enough.‘I’m literally going, ‘my opinion on it is this, this and this’ and they would go, ‘yeah, I can see that’.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 City‘Even when Arsenal are good I’ll be like, ‘my man was sick, you know’.‘Saka at left-back, he’s a proper player.‘I’m not just going, ‘oh, you lost, haha’. Bro, Watford lose more than most.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 5 Apr 2020 4:58 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.8kShares Advertisement Comment Advertisement Troy Deeney singles out Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka for special praiselast_img read more

Lyttelton in revolt over new brothels

first_imgChristchurch Press 2 July 2012Plans to allow major brothels in Lyttelton could be scuppered after an outcry from residents. The town has reacted strongly to the Christchurch City Council’s proposed bylaw regulating brothel locations and signage. The bylaw, drafted to address concerns about earthquake-displaced brothels spreading across the city, restricts big brothels to specific commercial business zones, as well as a section of Lyttelton’s town centre. Council strong communities programme manager Alan Bywater said Lyttelton residents were responsible for the bulk of 80 submissions received on the bylaw proposal to date. Lyttelton Community Association representative Ken Maynard said residents were not against brothels in principle, but had concerns about big operators. read more

UMass, Richmond meet in conference play

first_imgUMass, Richmond meet in conference play SENIOR STUDS: Richmond’s Grant Golden, Blake Francis and Nick Sherod have combined to score 52 percent of the team’s points this season, including 60 percent of all Spiders scoring over the last five games.CREATING OFFENSE: Golden has either made or assisted on 41 percent of all Richmond field goals over the last three games. The senior forward has accounted for 17 field goals and 14 assists in those games.STREAK SCORING: Richmond has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 72.7 points while giving up 54.3.ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Minutemen have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Spiders. Richmond has an assist on 45 of 76 field goals (59.2 percent) over its past three matchups while UMass has assists on 41 of 68 field goals (60.3 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Richmond has committed a turnover on just 15.7 percent of its possessions this season, which is the lowest percentage among all A10 teams. The Spiders have turned the ball over only 10.8 times per game this season and just 8.3 times per game over their last three games. February 28, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditUMass (13-15, 7-8) vs. Richmond (21-7, 11-4)Robins Center, Richmond, Virginia; Saturday, 6 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Richmond hosts UMass in an A10 matchup. Each squad is coming off of a victory this past Wednesday. Richmond earned a 73-70 win on the road against George Washington, while UMass won 60-52 at home against VCU.center_img Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Pakistan complete T20 whitewash on Sri Lanka’s return to Lahore

first_imgTHERE were joyous scenes in Lahore as Pakistan completed a Twenty20 series whitewash of Sri Lanka with an emphatic 36-run win on the latter’s return to the country.After losing successive T20s in Abu Dhabi, Sri Lanka played in Pakistan on Sunday for the first time since their team bus was targeted in a terror attack, in Lahore, in 2009.Amid a huge security presence, the tourists were unable to avoid another defeat – their eighth in as many limited-overs matches against Pakistan – as Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Amir starred, but their decision to play will have been warmly welcomed in Pakistan.In the absence of several players who opted out of travelling, the Sri Lankan team that did line up experienced a raucous and jubilant atmosphere, reflecting the fact only Zimbabwe and a World XI have played senior international cricket in Pakistan in the last eight years.As a result, this was Amir’s first international appearance in his home country, despite the fact he made his debut in 2009.The left-arm seamer starred with career-best figures of 4-13 from four overs as Pakistan, who posted an imposing total of 180-3, limited their opponents to 144-9 in reply.Dasun Shanaka made 54 from 36 deliveries for Sri Lanka, but lacked support and a home win was inevitable long before the match concluded.While Sri Lanka struggled with the bat, all of Pakistan’s top four passed 30 and Shoaib was the star of the show, racing to 51 from just 24 balls.(Omnisport)last_img read more

Brazil Begins Football Gold Chase with Win against China

first_imgFootball is the only sport that will be staged at venues across the country.Sweden, ranked sixth in the world, secured the first win of the tournament when Nilla Fischer bundled in a second-half goal after a goalkeeping mistake.American Rivals to Feel ‘Full Wrath’ of Usain BoltUsain Bolt is promising to let American sprinter Justin Gatlin “feel his full wrath” as he zones in on an unprecedented treble-treble of gold medals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Bolt was given a medical exemption by Jamaican officials to compete at the Rio Games after he pulled a hamstring during the Olympic trials and Gatlin wasted little opportunity in trying to get under the 29-year-old’s skin.Gatlin said the six-time Olympic gold medallist had been given ‘a medical pass’ to compete and Bolt said on Wednesday that had only served to fuel his desire to shut the American up by proving himself on the track.“Yes definitely, I think they have not learned over the years that the more you talk, the more I will want to beat you,” Bolt told Reuters on Wednesday.“It’s one of those things, but I’m looking forward to it, should be exciting and they will feel my full wrath as always.”Bolt, who returned to action in the 200 metres at last month’s Diamond League meeting in London, said he felt he was in better shape ahead of the opening race of his programme on August 13 – the 100 metres – than he was for last year’s world championships in Beijing.“I’m feeling much more confident now,” he added. “I’m much more comfortable with where I’m at.“I never try to predict times, because you never know what will happen. But for me the shape I’m in, I’ll say I’m in much better shape, so I think 9.6 seconds definitely.”Bolt’s world record for the 100 is 9.58 seconds. He ran 9.79 in clinching his third world championships title last year in Beijing.As for his preferred 200, Bolt said he and coach Glen Mills had been pleased with the work they had been doing on the bend after some “rust” in London, when he ran 19.89.“We’ve been doing a lot of work since I’ve been here, everything has been going well, I’ve been feeling great and I have no problem so I’m happy with the progress I’m making,” he said.“It was just rust for me, having not run the 200 in over a year pretty much, but now I’ve familiarized myself back with the work, and it’s just about going out there and executing.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Rio 2016 Olympic Games began on Wednesday night with a women’s football match played in front of a sparse Olympic Stadium crowd. Sweden won 1-0 against South Africa in the opener, before host nation Brazil beat China 3-0.Plenty of empty seats could be seen in the 60,000 venue at kick-off, although more fans arrived before Brazil’s game.The football tournament has started two days before Friday’s opening ceremony because of a packed schedule.More than 11,000 athletes will compete in the first edition of the Olympic Games to be held in South America.There are 42 Olympic sport disciplines, with 306 events over the course of 19 days of competition.last_img read more