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Wolf Administration Announces Redevelopment of Mine Project in Columbia County

first_imgWolf Administration Announces Redevelopment of Mine Project in Columbia County August 28, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Energy,  Infrastructure,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced funding for a mine development project that will reengineer, reopen, and redevelop a large reserve of Mammoth coal in the Mount Carmel region of Columbia County.“I will continue to partner with industry and our local communities to ensure that the commonwealth reaps the greatest possible benefit from our resources, so that our communities, our industries, and our workforce can thrive and Pennsylvania will remain competitive in the manufacturing economy,” said Governor Wolf.Blaschak Coal Corporation was approved for a $1 million grant to develop a large reserve of Mammoth coal in the Mount Carmel region. The development will employ 25 to 30 UMWA miners and is the largest new mine development project in the region. Once the development is complete, it will provide a considerable production of high quality anthracite coal for more than 20 years. As mining progresses, the land will be reclaimed and made available for alternative uses in the community. Wages for the created jobs more than double the median household income in the region.Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development.last_img read more

Live among the trees in this home surrounded by nature with ocean views

first_img10A Nangana Street TugunUP to 100 plants were grown by homeowners Peter Hale and his wife Nicole Webb at this Tugun property to create a hidden sanctuary.Nestled on an elevated block, the house is surrounded by eight gum trees and tropical gardens.A striking entrance of stone and cedar create a bold opening into the foyer. 10A Nangana Street TugunMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“It feels like you’re living in the bush because of the big windows of greenery.“I love standing out on the deck and looking straight out to the ocean and, because of the open floor plan, I can look straight through the house too.” The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home has an eclectic style. It exudes character with hardwood timber floors, extensive glass and eccentric lighting. 10A Nangana Street TugunWith three decks and an outdoor bar, the house also has an indoor-outdoor style that creates a tree-house feel.Having built the home at 10A Nangana St in 2012, Mr Hale and his wife are now looking to downsize. “Nicole and I had this wonderful vision when we bought the home that we would turn it into a secluded retreat,” Mr Hale said.“I think we have finally turned it into that, when we first bought the home it had more of a commercial building feel about it, but we made spaces more intimate. 10A Nangana Street Tugun“We bought the LED stained glass lights from a man in Murwillumbah who has a warehouse of really interesting lights,” Mr Hale said. “I was really inspired by the lighting to create a home with a bit of character.” center_img 10A Nangana Street TugunTwo bedrooms in the home include a contemporary design of cedar wood and a freestanding bathtub. “It is such a private property, you can be in your world,” Mr Hale said. 10A Nangana Street Tugun10A Nangana St, Tugun4 3 2 Tender: Closing April 3Features: Ocean views, 20,000 litre water tank, airconditioningArea: 252sq mAgent: John Parkes Ray White TugunInspection: By appointmentlast_img read more

Church of England endowment fund divests from Wonga

first_imgThe Church Commissioners, whose £6.1bn (€7.7bn) endowment fund finances the Church of England’s activities, as well as some of its pension obligations, have sold the fund’s indirect holding in Wonga, the controversial payday lender.The investment was held within the fund’s venture capital portfolio as part of a shareholding in US-based Accel Partners, a global private equity firm specialising in technology companies.It was uncovered a year ago by the Financial Times, a particularly embarrassing revelation as it followed a public vow by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury – head of the Church of England – to “compete [Wonga] out of existence”.The Commissioners said they had not made any profit from their investment exposure to Wonga. They said the holding, valued at £75,000, represented much less than 0.01% of the value of the payday lender. They also emphasised they had no direct investments in Wonga or any other payday lenders.The 12-month gap between the discovery of the holding and its eventual sale shows the difficulties involved for investors extricating themselves from unlisted assets.It is estimated that if the Commissioners had had to sell their entire venture capital holdings, they might have lost £3m-9m in removing the exposure to Wonga via a secondaries deal.The Commissioners said: “We are pleased another way forward has been agreed, given our fiduciary duties to clergy pensioners and to all the parts of the Church we support financially.”They declined to give further details as to the precise nature of the deal, but they added: “We believe venture capital to be a good and useful instrument with significant potential to serve the common good. It gets new businesses up and running and supports the economy and jobs.”The Commissioners have recently tightened their ethical restrictions for direct investments and will announce new controls on indirect investments later this year.They have also created a new post to lead the implementation of the Commissioners’ ethical investment policies and responsible investment commitments. This post will be assumed in August by Edward Mason, currently secretary to the Church’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group, which shapes investment policy.last_img read more

US DOE issues $ 20 million offshore wind call

first_imgDeadline for submitting concept papers is 30 April 2020 and full applications are due on 9 July 2020. “[Funding] offshore wind projects can increase confidence in pre-commercial technologies and methodologies, paving the way for the development of a world-class U.S. offshore wind industry of the future,” said Daniel R Simmons, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has called for applications for funding that will support offshore wind technology demonstration and wind resource characterisation projects. For this call, DOE has designated a total of $ 20 million. The wind resource characterisation project will focus on improving wind resource model physics for foundational wind forecasts and other applications in offshore wind energy development areas. The aim is to improve wind resource characterization and modelling to more accurately predict the power output of future offshore wind projects, and to more seamlessly integrate this power into the grid. center_img “This funding for offshore wind resource science will improve the weather models that wind plant developers and operators rely on to manage their fleet effectively and provide predictable, low-cost electricity,” Daniel R Simmons said. Regarding offshore technology demonstration, the proposed project must either implement an innovative technology at engineering/pilot or full-scale, and/or employ a methodology that has yet to be used commercially in the United States for offshore wind, at an offshore wind project that is planned to be operational by 2025, DOE states. last_img read more

Cannabis ‘makes pain more bearable’

first_img 16 Views   no discussions Tweet HealthLifestyle Cannabis ‘makes pain more bearable’ by: – December 22, 2012 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Cannabis can offer pain relief to some peopleCannabis makes pain more bearable rather than actually reducing it, a study from the University of Oxford suggests.Using brain imaging, researchers found that the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis reduced activity in a part of the brain linked to emotional aspects of pain.But the effect on the pain experienced varied greatly, they said.The researchers’ findings are published in the journal Pain.The Oxford researchers recruited 12 healthy men to take part in their small study.Participants were given either a 15mg tablet of THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) – the ingredient that is responsible for the high – or a placebo. The volunteers then had a cream rubbed into the skin of one leg to induce pain, which was either a dummy cream or a cream that contained chilli – which caused a burning and painful sensation. Each participant had four MRI scans which revealed how their brain activity changed when their perception of the pain reduced.Dr Michael Lee, lead study author from Oxford University’s Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain, said: “We found that with THC, on average people didn’t report any change in the burn, but the pain bothered them less.”MRI brain imaging showed reduced activity in key areas of the brain that explained the pain relief which the study participants experienced. Dr Lee suggested that the findings could help predict who would benefit from taking cannabis for pain relief – because not everyone does.“We may in future be able to predict who will respond to cannabis, but we would need to do studies in patients with chronic pain over longer time periods.”He added: “Cannabis does not seem to act like a conventional pain medicine. Some people respond really well, others not at all, or even poorly. “Brain imaging shows little reduction in the brain regions that code for the sensation of pain, which is what we tend to see with drugs like opiates. “Instead cannabis appears to mainly affect the emotional reaction to pain in a highly variable way.”Mick Serpell, a senior lecturer in pain medicine at Glasgow University, said the study confirmed what was already known.“It highlights the fact that cannabis may be a means of disengagement for the patient, rather than a pain reliever – but we can see that happen with opioids too.”The study was funded by the UK Medical Research Council and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.BBC Newslast_img read more

Liverpool legend opens up on racist incident

first_img Heskey, who was discussing racism at an event held ahead of the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, told how a man shouted abuse before running after him. A young Leicester City academy player at the time, Heskey was accosted outside of the stadium before the man unleashed a torrent of racist abuse. Ironically, Heskey tells of how the same man will likely have been cheering him on the following season when he made his debut and helped the Foxes to win silverware. There have been several high-profile cases of racist abuse in football over the last couple of years with Raheem Sterling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang amongst those targeted. Unlike in these cases, Heskey says that he was never targeted for racist abuse inside a stadium in England. “I can’t say that I got any abuse in England, it was always abroad,” he said. “In normal life I got more abuse. I never got anything in England but I would walk down the street and be chased. “I got chased from a Leicester game. I was 13 or 14. Fast-forward three and a half years, that same guy might have been chanting my name. “It was part of society and part of my upbringing. I can’t say it was good but it made me who I am.” Heskey played 62 times for England across an 11-year period and was on the receiving end of abuse in eastern European countries. Heskey, who also played for Liverpool , Birmingham, Wigan, Aston Villa and Bolton, thinks he would have walked off if he was given the chance. “I had it with the national team in Slovakia and Croatia,” he said. “I don’t know because I didn’t have that option. I would like to think I would have (walked off) but I don’t know. “It is a weird one because when else do you get three chances to have a go at someone and so viciously and get away with it? Read Also:Chelsea legend to play in Australian bushfire charity game “At least it’s there, that’s the good thing, and it is something that can be used, whereas when I was playing there was nothing, you just had to take it on the chin and move on.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentAll Who Were Alive In The 1980’s Will Get Shivers When See This6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldBut Who In The World Taught Them Those Moves? Was It Papa Bear?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Former Liverpool and England striker, Emile Heskey, has revealed that he was chased down the street in a racist incident as a teenager.last_img read more

Basketball–One More Time

first_imgWith the passing of Ron Bonham (yesterday’s article), memories were brought back about high-scoring games in Indiana High School history.  A recent article in the Indianapolis Star listed the following people that you will probably remember who had high scoring games.  They include: Romeo Langford, New Albany, 46 points this year.  He is only a sophomore.Steve Alford, New Castle, 57 points.  He was coached by his dad, Sam.  He is now the coach of UCLA.Ron Bonham, Muncie Central, 53 points.Damon Bailey, Bedford North Lawrence, 51 points.  I believe he is still the all-time leading scorer for his high school career.George McGinnis, Indianapolis Washington, 49 points.  George scored these against Jac-Cen-Del in 1969 in a semi-state game.  George was coached by Bill Springer who I remember coaching at Jennings County before he went to Indianapolis.Rick Mount, Lebanon, 47 points.  Rick had a stellar career at Purdue.There were many more on the list, and I am sure you have some of your favorites among this list as well as others who were not listed above.  You will notice that the Indianapolis Star left out 2 Batesville scorers–both who made over 50 points in games they played for Batesville.  They are Curt Clawson and Colt Ryan.last_img read more

Simeone not surprised by Chelsea links to Atletico star

first_img“The rumours do not surprise me because every year our most important players are wanted by the best players in the world,” Simeone told reporters on Wednesday, as cited by Marca.“It is normal for clubs to always look for the best players in the world and we have many of them – some have left us and others have stayed, but it is logical that there is interest in Oblak.“He is our captain and a very important player for us, we can always count on him and his contribution for us is enormous.“He is decisive and important in the dressing room and year after year he has evolved in every way, both as a goalkeeper and within the group.”Indeed, earlier this year it was claimed by, via Spanish TV station El Chiringuito – which is not among Spain’s most reputable journalist outlets – that the Blues are prepared to offer €30m for Oblak, with former Athletic Club Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa thrown into the deal.Kepa replaced Thibaut Courtois as the club’s number one – with the Belgian international instead moving to Real Madrid – and has established himself as the team’s number one shot-stopper.However, Willy Caballero, 38, replaced Kepa between the sticks for Lampard’s side in a vital run of matches in February including crucial games against Leicester, Manchester United, Tottenham and Bayern Munich.The Spaniard has been reinstated in Chelsea’s side but long-term doubts remain on his form and future at the club.Indeed recent Chelsea transfer news has been centred on his future with Valencia linked with a move. Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is not surprised to hear rumours that Chelsea want to sign goalkeeper Jan Oblak. Slovenian goalkeeper Oblak has a long-term deal in the Spanish capital through to 2023 with a whopping £120m release clause, which they are unlikely to negotiate upon.Advertisement Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest Car Manufacturers In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo Loading… center_img Read Also: Real Madrid set to end three-year La Liga title against VillarrealKepa has often been selected as the Spanish national team goalkeeper ahead of David De Gea and this development is causing concerns for fans of La Roja ahead of this summer’s European Championships.Atleti are highly unlikely to sanction a sale for Oblak, who is regarded among the world’s best goalkeepers and is vital for Simeone’s side.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The former Benfica shot-stopper has established himself into the world’s top tier of goalkeepers at Atleti and a report in the Mirror claim he is now on Chelsea’s radar, with the club willing to throw in Kepa Arrizabalaga as part of the deal.last_img read more

Hayden standing tall amidst injuries on battered UW defensive line

first_imgDEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald photoAnd then there was one. In spring 2005, four guys were slotted to be regulars on the defensive front for defensive line coach John Palermo and the Wisconsin Badgers. Of those four, only one now remains: true sophomore and starting defensive tackle Nick Hayden.Entering the season, Hayden was supposed to be part of a new-look defensive line, joining classmates Justin Ostrowski and Jamal Cooper, as well as junior Joe Monty, in the difficult task of replacing the 2004 defensive front, but injuries have derailed that plan. Ostrowski and Cooper have both been lost for the season, and Monty’s season remains in limbo after a severe injury against Minnesota. Couple that with a sprinkling of injuries throughout the year to several backups, including Kurt Ware and Jason Chapman, and suddenly Hayden has become the centerpiece of a line originally scheduled to be led by committee.”I just try to be the best player on the field,” Hayden said. “I’ve got to always fulfill my responsibility and make plays.”And make plays he has. The Hartland, Wis., native has been a consistent threat for the UW defense all season, recording 34 tackles, two-and-a-half sacks, a forced fumble and a pass defended. But looking past the numbers, it’s Hayden’s athletic array of moves that makes the 6-foot-5, 302-pound sophomore such a disruptive force.”I like to fake one way and then spin [my body] inside,” Hayden said. “Whatever works, I guess, to get to [the quarterback].”Though he’s on an accelerated curve due to the glut of injuries, Hayden’s progress lies in the capable hands of Palermo. Saying Palermo knows a thing or two about developing defensive linemen is a bit of an understatement. The long-time assistant coach has a history of molding young men into solid defensive linemen, a list that includes Wendell Bryant, Tarek Saleh and Erasmus James. And listening to Hayden talk about his game, it’s clear he has bought into his coach’s philosophy.”I always have stuff to improve on,” Hayden said. “My feet, my pad level — you know, I always have something to improve on, almost everything, actually, just to be a better player.”Unfortunately for the Badgers, Hayden’s maturation has come at a time of struggle for the Badger defense. In the past two weeks, the Wisconsin defense has allowed 85 points, more than 1,100 yards of total offense, with 700 yards coming on the ground.”We’ve had little downfalls in the last two games,” Hayden said, “but we just got to keep coming out, just keep coming to play.”With the outbreak of injuries along the front this year, it would be hard not to think about who might be the next one to go down. Yet Hayden, despite watching the injury bug drop linemen to the left and right of him, remains focused, refusing to delve too deeply into the idea that he may be next.”I’m not concerned about getting injured,” Hayden said. “I hope it never happens to me. You do what you got to do and as long as I do my responsibility, I just don’t worry about it much.”It has been a long season for this team already, and one can only wonder how well it can hold up.”Hopefully we all get better and can play, but you’ve got to trust every player in the line you’re playing with and guys coming in for the injured step it up and are doing a great job,” Hayden said.So, with his role expanded from starter to starter-and-mentor, Nick Hayden’s growth as a player continues. The big guy will continue to press forward, seeking to make the big hit and carry the line on his broad shoulders. But for now, Hayden is going to be a workhorse for this Badger team.”I’m not too tired for this,” Hayden said. “You can’t be.”— Adam Parks contributed to this report.last_img read more

MBB : Syracuse at St. John’s preview

first_img Published on January 11, 2011 at 12:00 pm Comments BEAT WRITER PREDICTIONSAndrew L. JohnSyracuse 72, St. John’s 67With the experience St. John’s is displaying on the court, it’ll remain close throughout the game. Syracuse’s inconsistent shooting will help.Brett LoGiuratoSyracuse 69, St. John’s 65This might be the best game we’ve seen all season, because I believe in the St. John’s hype. SU will eek out another close one, but it needs to respond to its struggles at Seton Hall with a collective offensive effort.Tony OliveroSyracuse 76, St. John’s 68The reason SU seemed so down for the Seton Hall game? Because it was so up for this one. The team knows the stakes here. It truly is a battle for New York City college hoops dominance, and SU has everything to lose while SJU has everything to gain. Yes, the Johnnies have all those seniors. But the Orange has the tested wisdom to escape.— Compiled by The Daily Orange basketball beat writers Brett LoGiurato, Tony Olivero and Andrew L. John It was another game of inconsistencies for Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim. Syracuse’s tight 61-56 victory over Seton Hall Saturday provided Boeheim with more reason to fire off more statements of, ‘We have to get better.’But the one aspect of the close win against an inferior opponent that bothered Boeheim the most was on the glass. Largely led by senior forward Rick Jackson, SU had built a solid plus-six rebounding margin through its first 15 games.Not so against the physical bodies of the Pirates. Two of those bodies — Herb Pope and Jeff Robinson — combined to out-rebound the entire Orange team. Something that didn’t sit well with Boeheim.‘The biggest disappointing is when you rebound the ball all year,’ Boeheim said after the game, ‘and we just didn’t do a good job.’As Boeheim and SU (16-0, 3-0 Big East) prep for a trip to Madison Square Garden Wednesday to take on resurgent St. John’s (10-4, 3-1) at 7 p.m., it’s a stat that will be key. It’s a game first-year Red Storm head coach Steve Lavin compared Monday to the team’s electric win over Georgetown in the Garden last week.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It’s similar to the Georgetown game – it’s not a game that you really have to get your kids hyped up for,’ Lavin said. ‘They understand. They’ve been in this league and they know that we’re facing an undefeated Syracuse team and one of the top programs in the country currently ranked in the top 5 on our home court.’Here’s a look at how SU matches up with the Red Storm:POINT GUARDScoop Jardine (6-2, 190, JR.) vs. Dwight Hardy (6-2, 196, SR.)Two guys who aren’t afraid to carry a team to victory in the game’s final minutes. If anyone has taken to Steve Lavin it has been Hardy. Hardy has averaged almost 20 points in SJU’s last eight games. It’s a case here for Jardine of not letting Hardy — a 96 percent free throw shooter in his last eight games — slash into the heart of the SU zone to draw fouls and easy shot attempts. On the other side, Jardine’s direction of SU through SJU’s active matchup-zone will be a huge factor with regards to if SJU can hang into the game’s final 10 minutes.SHOOTING GUARDBrandon Triche (6-4, 205, SO.) vs. D.J. Kennedy (6-5, 214, SR.)How often does Triche play against a guard who is not only taller, but perhaps more solid than himself? Rarely. Kennedy, the lengthy sharpshooter, was the Johnnies’ go-to scorer when they met SU last year. This year, he has stepped aside for Hardy, but is still averaging 36 minutes and 12 points in his last seven games. Similar spot-shooters with these two in Kennedy and Triche. Whoever has the better game will help his team get its half of the Garden crowd going.SMALL FORWARDKris Joseph (6-7, 210, JR.) vs. Dwayne Polee II (6-7, 193, FR.)Clear edge for SU. Polee is nicknamed ‘Bambi’ for his svelte figure and ridiculous jumping abilities. Much like the rest of the athletic Johnnies squad, a Polee fastbreak dunk could ignite the Garden crowd. He can take off from around the free-throw line with his 40-inch vertical. In a game that may turn fastbreak-heavy, expect to see St. John’s get its share of dunks. But, Joseph will manhandle Polee for 20 minutes. Wisdom and wit easily trump raw potential here.  POWER FORWARDRick Jackson (6-9, 240, SR.) vs. Justin Brownlee (6-7, 219, SR.)For the second consecutive game, Jackson will be forced to go against a quicker, more athletic forward who can do a little bit of everything. Each player has arguably been the best player on his respective team this season and will play a key role in this game.CENTERFab Melo (7-0, 244, FR.) vs. Dele Coker (6-10, 257, SR.)Melo finally faces an opposing center who has produced less, on paper, than he has halfway through a disappointing freshman campaign. This matchup is likely to be irrelevant, as both Melo and Coker aren’t likely to play more than a dozen minutes apiece.COACHJim Boeheim (845-293, 34 seasons) vs. Steve Lavin (155-82, 8 seasons)Last time Lavin faced Boeheim away from the Carrier Dome, he guided UCLA to a 93-69 win over the Orange. That was nearly 12 years ago, and Lavin doesn’t have the same talent on the floor. Still, he has a veteran group capable of pulling the upset, as seen on Jan. 3 when St. John’s took down then-No. 13 Georgetown, 61-58.FREE THROWSSt. John’s earned four votes in the latest Associated Press poll, putting the Red Storm tied for 39th in the nation. The last time SJU was ranked was on Nov. 28, 2000, when it was No. 24.Syracuse’s next victory will be the 1,800th in program history.STAT TO KNOWSyracuse has won the past four matchups between these two teams, as well as 10 of the last 11.BIG NUMBER: 47.2The percentage Syracuse shot from the free-throw line in its narrow victory over Seton Hall on Saturday, its worst mark of the season.FORTUNE COOKIE: Red alert! Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more