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Maine Group Will Award $10,000 Towards a Deep-Energy Retrofit

first_imgThe organizers of the BrightBuilt Retrofit contest plan to award $10,000 to a New England nonprofit organization that commits to a deep-energy retrofit project.The public is invited to vote on which of four proposals is most deserving of the award. The proposals have been submitted by Community Partners of Biddeford, Maine; Farm & Wilderness of Plymouth, Vermont; Freeport Community Services of Freeport, Maine; and Yestermorrow Design/Build of Warren, Vermont. The online voting will continue through November 2, 2010.The winning project will receive:A $10,000 cash awardA $90,000 interest-free loanDiscounted design servicesAccess to an award-winning team of expertsA reduced carbon footprint and lower energy billsA more comfortable, livable, beautiful spaceThe goals of the BrightBuilt Retrofit award are to highlight the affordability and accessibility of deep-energy retrofit projects and to help complete an energy-conserving building renovation for a deserving New England nonprofit organization.Full disclosure: GBA editor Martin Holladay is on the project’s Board of Advisors. Also serving on the board are Tedd Benson, president of Bensonwood Homes; Keith Collins, owner of BrightBuilt Barn; Gunnar Hubbard, principal of Fore Solutions; Allison Zuchman, project manager at Fore Solutions; Phil Kaplan, principal of Kaplan Thompson Architects (an a Podcaster for GBA); Robin Tannenbaum, architectural designer at Kaplan Thompson Architects; Dan Kolbert, owner of Kolbert Building & Renovations; Jessica Lantos, membership manager at the Maine Association of Non-Profits; Jennifer Marapese, interim executive director at the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association; Naomi Mermin, Chair of the Maine chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council; Jim Newman, director of strategy at BuildingGreen; John Rooks, president of the SOAP Group; and Alissa Conroy, vice-president of the SOAP Group.For more information, or to register your vote, visit BrightBuilt Retrofit.last_img read more

a month agoEngland No2 Holland at Chelsea tonight for Abraham check

first_imgEngland No2 Holland at Chelsea tonight for Abraham checkby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEngland assistant Steve Holland will be in attendance at Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Valencia at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.Holland will be in the stands to run the rule over Tammy Abraham, according to The Telegraph.Abraham has scored seven goals in his last three games for Chelsea, including a hat-trick in Saturday’s win over Wolves.The 21-year-old is competing with Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson for the role of Harry Kane’s deputy.Nigeria are attempting to convince Abraham to switch his allegiance to them as he qualifies for the Super Eagles through his father. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Pikeville Walmart Has An Incredible Kentucky 36-0 Soda Display

first_imgPikeville Walmart's amazing Kentucky 36-0 soda display.The Kentucky Wildcats are the first 36-0 team in college basketball history, and everyone in the state – including one grocery store owner – is trying to get in on the action. The Pikeville Walmart apparently has an incredible Kentucky soda display, complete with the team’s record. In the below photo, taken by a Wildcats fan named Brian Daniels, UK’s logo is made out of Sprite Zero cases, while the W/L columns are made out of Coke Zero cases. Diet Coke cases provide the backdrop. It’s well done.Pikeville Walmart yesterday! @ACassady_KSR @KySportsRadio pic.twitter.com/uwzopMhX6W— Brian Daniels (@bdanie01) March 22, 2015Kentucky will take on the winner of Maryland vs. West Virginia next week in the Sweet 16.last_img

Video: Watch This Sneak Preview Of Ohio State’s “Scarlet and Gray Days” Big Ten Network Show

first_imgUrban Meyer talks to a group of players.Ohio State Scarlet and Gray DaysUpdate: We’ve got another Scarlet and Gray Days preview to show you. This one features Braxton Miller, wide receiver. Like what you see, @OhioStAthletics fans? Don’t miss “Scarlet & Gray Days” at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday. #InsideOSU http://t.co/CYarPB7qKE— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) August 18, 2015Earlier: The Ohio State football program is the subject of a new Big Ten Network show that’s focusing on the Buckeyes’ 2015 training camp. The show, Scarlet and Gray Days, is set to debut Wednesday at 7 p.m. E.T. on BTN. Thanks to Land Grant Holy Land, we’ve gotten a sneak peek at one of the scenes from the first show. In this scene, Urban Meyer is addressing his players. “We will not go into Game 1 in Blacksburg, Va., not nine strong,” he says. Urban Meyer: “We will not go into Game 1 in Blacksburg, VA not ‘nine strong’ … That’s absolutely not negotiable.” http://t.co/y39urFk7T6— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) August 17, 2015Ready for the fall, Buckeye fans? Ohio State opens its season Sept. 7 against Virginia Tech at 8 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on ESPN.last_img read more

Report: No Player At February’s NFL Combine Failed Drug Test

first_imgAdam Schefter sits in front of his book case during ESPN appearance.SchefterVirtually every year during the NFL Draft process, a few high-profile prospects fail drug tests from February’s combine. That is, until 2016. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, not one player tested positive at this year’s event in Indianapolis, something that is almost unprecedented.For the first time in recent memory, NFL has notified all 32 teams that no player tested positive at February combine, per league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 25, 2016No matter where you fall on the subject of recreational drug use, most would hope that a player can avoid failing a test that they know is coming at the combine. Almost every draft class has a few players fail and see their stock suffer, so congratulations to the class of 2016 for bucking that trend.last_img read more

Exski coach Bertrand Charest to appeal sexcrime convictions

first_imgMONTREAL – Ex-ski coach Bertrand Charest is appealing his conviction on 37 sex-related charges, with documents filed Tuesday seeking an acquittal or a new trial.A lawyer for the former high-performance trainer has gone to the Quebec Court of Appeal, alleging a lengthy list of legal errors made by the trial judge.Quebec court Judge Sylvain Lepine called Charest a sexual predator when he convicted him last month on charges involving nine of the 12 women who’d accused him of crimes dating back more than 20 years.The judge said Charest’s actions constituted an unequivocal abuse of trust and power and said the victims, young aspiring skiers under Charest’s guidance, were all credible and reliable.In his appeal, defence lawyer Antonio Cabral took issue with the description of Charest as a “veritable predator.”“No evidence, no complainant, no expert came to establish this fact (that he was a predator) during the trial that took place before him,” he wrote.Cabral has raised nearly 20 legal issues in the appeal, including the credibility Lepine assigned to the victims.“In effect, there were numerous contradictions raised in cross-examination on essential elements of the infractions,” Cabral wrote, noting they were outlined in the defence’s 162-page final arguments.The 57 initial charges against Charest included sexual assault, sexual exploitation and one of sexual assault causing bodily harm. All but one was under the age of 18 at the time of the offences, with the youngest victim being 12.Charest, who didn’t testify at his trial, was acquitted on 18 of the charges, while the court said it didn’t have jurisdiction over two other counts related to incidents that occurred abroad.Some of the victims testified they had sexual relationships with Charest. Others said he touched them inappropriately.Some also said they felt they were in love with Charest at the time but eventually came to believe they had been manipulated.He was described as controlling and manipulative toward the athletes whose careers he managed.One former pupil testified she had to have an abortion when she was about 15 after getting pregnant following unprotected sex with Charest.The encounters continued afterward, with Charest purchasing contraceptives for her and getting a prescription from his own father.She testified she was young and in love with her coach and that Charest advised her to keep their relationship quiet because he would go to prison if it became known.Quebec’s director of criminal and penal prosecutions acknowledged Tuesday an appeal had been filed, but declined further comment.Some of the offences took place both before and during Charest’s stint with Alpine Canada’s women’s development team between 1996 and 1998. The national ski organization said in a statement after the verdict was rendered that it sent a message that abusing authority has no place in sports or in society in general.Charest has been detained since March 2015 arrest and the sentencing phase of his case is set to begin Aug. 23.last_img read more

Encana vows to grow production after Q1 output and income miss expectations

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. — The chief executive of Encana Corp. says the company will ramp up output from its U.S. and Canadian oil and gas fields this year after it reported first-quarter operating earnings and production that missed analyst expectations.“We are well-positioned to execute another year of strong growth for Encana as we prepare to cross the 400,000 boe (barrels of oil equivalent) per day milestone later this year,” said Doug Suttles on a conference call.Encana reported first-quarter production of 324,400 barrels of oil equivalent per day, with 145,200 barrels per day of more valuable oil and natural gas liquids and the rest dry natural gas. Revenue in the quarter came to US$1.3 billion, beating the forecast for US$1.26 billion, and up from US$1.29 billion in the same quarter last year. That’s up from 317,900 boepd in the same period last year, but short of analyst consensus expectations of 338,000 boepd, according to a report from analyst Kristopher Zack of Desjardins Capital Markets, who had forecast for 331,500 boepd.He said the miss is partly due to timing of drilling wells and producing from them.“In the second half of last year, and particularly in the Duvernay and the Eagle Ford, we ramped down activity and we restarted and ramped up that activity here in the first quarter,” said Suttles. “We’ll actually see production build in the second half of the year in those two assets.”Encana is focused on four areas, the Permian and Eagle Ford regions in Texas and the Montney and Duvernay regions on the Alberta-B.C. border. It said most of its growth this year will come from its more highly developed Permian and Montney assets while output from the other two will remain flat.Encana said it expects fourth-quarter production this year to be between 400,000 and 425,000 boepd. It left its 2018 spending plan unchanged at between US$1.8 billion and US$1.9 billion.The Calgary-based company, which reports in U.S. dollars, had operating income of US$156 million in the three months ended March 31, missing analyst expectations of US$168 million according to Thomson Reuters. A year ago, its operating income was US$104 million.last_img read more

President of Samsung to Meet With BTC CEO

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 25, 2017 – Nassau – Just a week ago, Bahamas telecommunications Company (BTC) introduced the brand new Samsung Galaxy S8 to the country. On the weekend, BTC began installing experience tables for the Samsung product lines in its stores.The experience table allows you to touch and feel all the entire Samsung device line.On Thursday, Mr. Seong Hyun Lee, Samsung’s President for Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to meet with BTC CEO Mr. Leon Williams. Both companies will discuss new initiatives and future collaborations.CEO Leon Williams said, “We value our partnership with our providers. We’ve worked with Samsung over the years giving our customers a wide range of lifestyle device options. We look forward to meeting with Samsung this week.”Since its launch last week, BTC has sold almost five hundred Samsung S8 devices. The company’s device management team has also announced that it will be carrying the device’s full keyboard clip on cover accessory in just a few weeks.BTC intend to install Samsung experience tables at all of its flagship stores.#magneticmedianews#samsungpresidenttomeetwithbtcceo Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #samsungpresidenttomeetwithbtcceo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

New 108m building opened by FortisTCI a 24hr state of the art

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Premier salutes FortisTCI on round the clock work to restore electricity and visits 14 resorts after June 4 black out Editorial: Listen to your Mama Related Items:#magneticmedianews, FORTIStci Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, August 31, 2017 – Providenciales – Three storeys tall, over 20,000 square feet, build at just under $10.8 million dollars and completed on time and on budget in 20 months; among the vital statistics of the newly opened FortisTCI Operations and Engineering Center.    A grand Grand Opening event was held just outside of the new building on Wednesday and in country for the ceremony were a slew of Fortis international and regional executives including Barry Perry, CEO of Fortis Inc in Canada.“Fortis is ready for what’s ahead, we’ll integrate new technologies and infrastructure and find ways of cleaner energy solutions across our territories.   We will continue to focus on our people by investing in them, we’ll focus on our customers and customer service delivery and of course we will continue to be good stewards of the community and give back.”There was prayer for the new structure which is home to the engineering team, environmental health and safety team, Transmission and Distribution, Energy Production administration, the new Systems Control Room and site services.    A tour revealed training facility with smart boards, elevator, board rooms, domestic facilities, a truly state of the art set up for the multi-purpose building which will function around the clock; a significant investment which #FortisTCI says is in anticipation of a forecast 3% annual growth for the Turks and Caicos over the next five years.Eddinton Powell, FortisTCI CEO was beaming.“This company has invested approximately $340 million dollars in capital infrastructure over the past eleven years.    Most of that aggregate investment was made directly in the local economy.  Let us conservatively estimate that  40% of that investment was paid for goods and services locally, that would represent some $130 million dollars injected into TCI economy by this company.”Minister of Infrastructure, Hon Goldray Ewing was unable to attend the opening but his greeting was presented by VP of Finance for FortisTCI, Ruth Forbes.“This and previous ingenuities displayed by FortisTCI not only inadvertently strengthens the economy but builds domestic capacity and contribute to the initiative of putting our society on a more prosperous and sustainable path.”The Operations and Engineering Center on Energy Street is designed for FortisTCI staff, customers will continue to be served at the main headquarters on Leeward Highway.#MagneticMediaNews FortisTCI ready for the building boom and consumer demand for electricity; plans in place and new ones coming says CEOlast_img read more

Watershed Folds

first_imgMore on this topic Award-Winning Publisher Robert Nylen Dies NCI Continues Buying Spree Prediction: ‘Watershed Moment’ For Online Advertising in 2011 redirect MediaNext907 MediaNext1003Just In Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media ConsultantPowered by Regional title New England Watershed, which published only nine issues since it launched in 2006, has officially folded. The magazine, which featured news stories, poetry and photos canvassing the area of the Connecticut River watershed (stretching from Canada to Long Island Sound, spanning Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut), stopped production last fall. “It comes down to finances,” New England Watershed publisher Russell Powell told Massachusetts’ Daily Hampshire Gazette newspaper. “We had a strong critical success but we were not able to translate that into profitability.”New England Watershed was named best new magazine in 2006 in Utne Readers’ annual Independent Press Awards. last_img read more

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