Governor Wolf Announces Millions of Dollars in Funding for 12 Projects in 8 Counties

first_img Economy,  Energy,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of 12 projects through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will provide millions of dollars in funding to utilize, develop, and construct alternative energy projects in eight counties.“These programs are an essential tool in helping communities transition their schools and workplaces into more energy efficient operations, helping to save money, reduce their carbon footprint, and support better public health,” said Gov. Wolf. “These projects will have a years-long impact on the commonwealth and will provide access to cleaner, more efficient energy for thousands of Pennsylvanians.”Eleven clean energy projects in seven counties were approved through the Alternative and Clean Energy Program (ACE), which helps fund activities to promote the utilization, development, and construction of alternative and clean energy projects, infrastructure associated with compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas fueling stations, plus energy efficiency and energy conservation projects in the state. The program is administered jointly by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), under the direction of the CFA.The approved ACE projects are as follows:Clearfield CountyNOVO Health Services, LLC was approved for a $43,000 grant for the purchase and installation of a combined heat and power system at its Paris Healthcare Linen Services facility located in the City of DuBois.Montgomery CountyScale Microgrid Solutions LLC was approved for a $464,000 grant for the purchase and installation of a combined heat and power system at Arkema, Inc.’s headquarters in King of Prussia.Northampton CountyEaston Area Joint Sewer Authority was approved for a $1.737 million grant for the construction of a biogas cogeneration system at its wastewater treatment plant located in the City of Easton, Northampton County.Perry CountyPerry County Economic Development Corporation was approved for a $1.78 million loan for the purchase and installation of a combined heat and power system at Perry County Innovation Park located in Penn Township.The approved ACE High Performance Building projects are as follows:Bucks CountyCouncil Rock School District was approved for an $820,958 grant to renovate 59,860 square feet and construct 3,650 square feet of additions to Hillcrest Elementary School, achieving USGBC LEED Gold certification. The planned energy saving features include geothermal heating and cooling, energy-efficient lighting, automated energy control systems, low-flow water fixtures, occupancy-based temperature and lighting, an 85 kW solar PV array, and an improved thermal envelope. The project is anticipated to reduce energy consumption by an estimated 1,251 MMBtu annually, a 24 percent savings. The solar array will generate an additional 110,000 kWh for the elementary school and low-flow water fixtures will reduce water consumption by 30 percent annually.Council Rock School District was approved for an $820,958 grant to renovate 59,860 square feet and construct 3,650 square feet of additions to Richboro Elementary School, achieving USGBC LEED Gold certification. The planned energy saving features include geothermal heating and cooling, energy-efficient lighting, automated energy control systems, low-flow water fixtures, occupancy-based temperature and lighting, an 85 kW solar PV array, and an improved thermal envelope. The project is anticipated to reduce energy consumption by an estimated 1,003 MMBtu annually, a 20 percent savings. The solar array will generate an additional 110,000 kWh for the elementary school and low-flow water fixtures will reduce water consumption by 30 percent annually.Lehigh CountyLehigh Northampton Airport Authority was approved for an $820,958 grant to move its TSA checkpoint to a new location between two existing airport buildings to create a more efficient passenger flow. The authority will renovate the subterranean connector corridor and construct a new elevated passenger circulation bridge to connect with the ticketing building. The project includes the installation of high efficiency LED lighting, a variable refrigerant flow cooling system, and energy efficient heating boilers. Window glazing will also be installed for better insulation and solar heat rejection. The 37,456-square-foot building will reduce the airport’s electricity usage by 96,935 kWh annually, a savings of 17 percent. The building will also reduce annual natural gas consumption by 886 MMBtu, a 60 percent reduction. The installation of a 168kW solar array will generate an additional 90,000 kWh, and water saving fixtures will reduce water usage by 38 percent. The project will achieve USGBC LEED Gold certification.Philadelphia CountyThe School District of Philadelphia was approved for a $651,868 grant to construct a two-story, 16,813-square-foot LEED Gold certified addition to its existing 48,300-square-foot Richmond Elementary School. The project includes LED lighting fixtures and controls upgrades, and the purchase and installation of low-flow plumbing fixtures, sound attenuation materials, water and energy meters, CO2 sensors, and water-bottle filling stations. The energy saving measures are anticipated to save the school district 19,579 kWh annually, a 50 percent savings, and the water and plumbing fixture upgrades will reduce water usage by 35 percent.The School District of Philadelphia was approved for a $898,076 grant to construct a four-story 28,794-square-foot LEED Gold certified addition its existing 77,000-square-foot Ethan Allen Elementary School. The project includes LED lighting fixtures and controls upgrades, and the purchase and installation of low-flow plumbing fixtures, sound attenuation materials, water and energy meters, CO2 sensors, and water-bottle filling stations. The energy saving measures are anticipated to save the school district 39,805 kWh annually, a savings of 59 percent, and the water and plumbing fixture upgrades will reduce water usage by 35 percent.The School District of Philadelphia was approved for a $800,154 grant to construct a two-story 24,584-square-foot LEED Gold certified addition to its existing 103,799-square-foot Anne Frank Elementary School. The project includes LED lighting fixtures and controls upgrades, and the purchase and installation of low-flow plumbing fixtures, sound attenuation materials, water and energy meters, CO2 sensors, and water-bottle filling stations. The energy saving measures are anticipated to save the school district 26,487 kWh annually, a savings of 49 percent, and the water and plumbing fixture upgrades will reduce water usage by 35 percent.The School District of Philadelphia was approved for a $2 million grant to renovate its existing 58,0000-square-foot Rhawnhurst Elementary School, achieving USGBC LEED Gold certification. The project involves demolishing 8,100-square-feet, renovating 50,000-square-feet, and constructing a 38,459-square-foot addition, with the final building totaling 88,411-square-feet. The planned energy saving features include a new high-efficiency HVAC system with radiant heat, LED energy efficient lighting, a thermal envelope that exceeds code requirements, and daylight sensors. The energy measures are anticipated to save the school district 255,228 kWh annually. Additionally, low-flow plumbing fixtures and equipment are designed into the building, reducing water usage by 41 percent and saving 353,584 gallons of water annually. The building will also eliminate its use of oil for energy production and will be solely reliant upon natural gas and electricity.Additionally, a project was approved under the High Performance Building Program, which provides financial assistance in the forms of grants and loan funds to underwrite the cost premiums associated with the design and construction or major renovation of high performance buildings in the state:Lawrence CountyNew Castle Real Estate, LLC, was approved for a $102,456 grant to develop long-term senior housing facility, New Castle Wellness Center, in New Castle City. New Castle Real Estate, LLC, will renovate several buildings to be the future site of the New Castle Wellness Center, a long-term senior housing facility with ancillary services including up to 400 beds. The site consists of three multi-storied buildings and a fourth single story building that total 188,870 sq. ft. The entire former nursing school campus will be converted to LEED Gold certified buildings. Renovations will include replacing old and inefficient windows, installing an ethylene propylene diene terpolymer roof, efficient dual flush toilets, motion-censored facets, and changing lights to modern, energy-efficient LED’s. Asbestos remediation and selective demolition will be performed as well.More information about the Commonwealth Financing Authority can be found on the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website. To stay up-to-date on all Pennsylvania economic development news, follow DCED on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and be sure to sign up for the department’s monthly e-newsletter.Ver esta página en español. 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England under 16s show their fighting qualities

first_img26 Oct 2012 England under 16s show their fighting qualities England’s emerging young golfers displayed their fighting qualities by completing a clean sweep of the autumn under 16 home internationals. . The squad travelled to Llanwern and won 9-3 against Wales, then battled back to triumph 10-5 against Scotland at Pannal before coming from behind to beat Ireland 10-6 at Huddersfield. “I was very pleased with the boys over all three matches,” said under 16 squad manager Nick Over. “I was especially pleased with the way they responded when trailing against the Scots and Irish. “The Welsh match was different in that we fielded a young and inexperienced team containing four 14 year olds and four 15 year olds. In the other two matches we had our top under 16 players but it was good experience for all the squad.” Only in the Wales match did the English boys build a lead in the foursomes, going into the singles 3-1 ahead. In the other matches they needed to come from behind to secure impressive victories. “I was disappointed with our performance in the foursomes and fourballs,” added Over. “The Scots fielded five strong pairs in the foursomes and outplayed us, but the lads got their heads down and we turned it around in the singles.” The Scottish match is always closely contested and England trailed 3-2 after the morning foursomes. But they won seven of the ten singles and halved two more to complete the 10-5 victory. Bradley Moore from Derbyshire and Northumberland’s Jake Storey, the under 16 champion, won both their games, while Hampshire’s Jack Singh Brar was unbeaten after halving one of his. In the two-day match at Huddersfield, the Irish took a commanding lead by winning all four of the first day foursomes, while the fourballs were shared 2-2, leaving the visitors 6-2 ahead going into the eight singles. But the England boys came fighting back, winning all eight contests, Moore gaining the biggest margin with a 7 and 6 success over Neil McKinistry while Ashton Turner won the top single 5 and 4 over Karl Eccles . .last_img read more

OVERTIME

first_imgNo. 1. Let’s get our boys to pull up their pants,No. 2. Children and young adults should address older adults with Sir and Ma’am!No. 3. Children raised with respect don’t swear, drink, smoke or do drugs around adults (Or for that matter when they’re not around adults).Sounds simple huh? Well then do it!!:09 Well boys and girls you know I made the big leagues when Mr. Will Thomkins is not only reading “Overtime,” but he had the nerve to challenge “you-know-who” on the Top 10 All-Time Pittsburgh City League Guards list. But Will, if you continue to challenge me you will be back in the hallway trying to get in. And you can take that to the bank.:08 The owner for the Orlando Magic had the melons to say he respected Dwight Howard’s decision to stay with the team, and that it’s hard to find players that show loyalty. Meanwhile five minutes later the Lakers send Derek Fisher and his five rings packin’ like he meant nothing…loyalty…C’mon man!:07 Can you feel it?…Can you feel it? …Can you feel it??? “Tiger” is coming! He’s in the hunt. Still the No. 1 draw, gets paid a million just to show up…it’s just a matter of time. Once he wins his next major the other four he needs to pass Jack “The Golden Bear” Nicklaus will fall in place.:06 Are you all watching Blake Griffin from the LA Clippers? This man is simply out of his mind, I mean crazy mad skills. And he makes it look easy. Y’all ain’t watching! He did a 360 in mid air and dunked the ball about two feet from the hoop. Even “Flyin’ Myron Brown” couldn’t do that the year he won the CBA Slam Dunk title at 6’3”…say what!?!? Neal what I tell you about that mmmaaannn!!! My bad Myron!:05 Two weeks ago everyone of you swore you would never watch a Steelers game again because they cut Hines Ward…I ain’t heard a word since. You don’t care about Hines. Not for real, for real, you were just pretending you did.:04 Requested by popular demand here’s your Top 10 list. You want it, you got it. The Top 10 Greatest Entertainers gone…not forgotten…but should not be gone…you know what I am saying???1. Michael Jackson 2. Whitney Houston 3. David Ruffin 4. Jimmy Hendrix 5. Sam Cooke 6. Jim Morrison 7. Janis Joplin 8. Marvin Gaye 9. Billie Holiday 10. Roger & Larry Troutman:03 I promised you more stuff about Wilt “The Big Dipper” Chamberlain…so hhheeerrrreee we go.•Led the league in scoring at 50 points a game. The next year he lead the league in assists because they said he didn’t pass enough!•Led the league in scoring and rebounding. Huh! Once had 59 rebounds in one game•Is considered the strongest man to ever play basketball•Has roughly 21 pages of records he set. About 1/3 of them will never be broken and he hasn’t played in 40 years and he’s been dead 10 of the 40•And yes he scored 100 points in a game and for those of you who continue to say he only did all that because he was so big and dominant and there was no one to contest him, try telling that to Bob Lanier, Walt Bellamy, Nate Thurmond, Wes Unseld, Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Bill Russell just to name a few. If you know, you know…now shut-up!!!:02 Heaven’s Hoopers just got another shooting guard, Frank Davis, aka “Rev.” just joined the team high above the rim. That gives them their city boy with no fear that can shoot the lights out and score with either hand, old school style. “Rev.” gone but not forgotten…keep shootin’. Blessings to Frank Jr. and the family.:01 Speaking of that, (that’s right you knew it was coming) here’s the line up of the Pittsburgh players that got traded to their last team: Maurice Lucas at center, Kenny Durrett at small forward, Armon Gilliam at strong forward, Jeep Kelly at the 2-guard and Larry “Byrd” Richardson at the point. There’s no bench, these guys come in when “The Fallen Angel” turns up the heat; George Harvey, John Farley, Thomas “June Bug” Howard and Darnel “Slinky” Turner.:00 DOUBLE OVERTIME—“At the Buzzer”—The Volley with the Starrs Volleyball Tournament—Sat. March 24 at the Penn Hills YMCA 12-4 come have some fun for charity—First Friday, April 6 at JT’s Joint at The Club Monroeville—Starring D.J. Mean Gee and The New Fabulous Diamond Models (Chuck Sanders and Rod Rutherford you won’t want to miss the new crew) $10 Donation-Free Parking-Cash Bar-Cash Kitchen-Complete Soul Food Menu-50/50-Prizes and Surprises -Lot’s of Dancin… Eatin…and Drinkin-Old School Style Only-Special Guest The Pittsburgh United Rays Corvette Club and the Soul Train Dance Line and oh yea it’s Sharon’s Birthday ya’ll—(Special Note: Artistree will not be performing).~ Game Over ~ :10 I am not letting go people. I am focused here and I am not going to let go until the public says so. Right now I am getting about 20 e-mails a day telling me to keep up the pressure. As a people…with great history…with a past of Kings and Queens, we can do this. Reclaim your son. Make him understand the importance of a clean image, pride and self respect. BILL NEALlast_img read more

Get those running shoes ready for West Kootenay Cross Country season

first_imgThe West Kootenay High School Cross Country season begins Wednesday, September 21 in Kaslo. The race is hosted by J.V. Humphries Eagles.The four-stop circuit includes races in South Slocan, hosted by Mount Sentinel, at L.V. Rogers and Champion Lakes (J.Lloyd Crowe) before runners flock to the Busk Trails near Apex for the West Kootenay Championships.The East/West Kootenay Finals are in the East Kootenay October 26. A site has yet to be determined.The B.C. High School Cross Country Championships are November 5th in Kelowna.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img

I still stand behind my decision to publish says editor who resigned

first_imgIan Buruma’s decision to publish a controversial essay by disgraced former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi, seen here in 2016, led to his resignation from the New York Review of Books this week. (Mark Blinch/Canadian Press) A former editor at the New York Review of Books says he stands by his decision to publish a controversial essay written by disgraced former radio host Jian Ghomeshi.Ian Buruma told Vrij Nederland, a Dutch magazine, that he lost his job after an intense backlash to the article from social media and magazine advertisers.“It is rather ironic: as editor of the New York Review of Books I published a theme issue about #MeToo offenders who had not been convicted in a court of law but by social media,” the Dutch native said to Vrij. Advertisement Advertisement “And now I myself am publicly pilloried.” Last week, the magazine published Ghomeshi’s essay, titled “Reflections from a Hashtag,” where he wrote he had “deep remorse” for the way he treated people, but said the accusations from the women were inaccurate.Ghomeshi was acquitted in March 2016 of four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking involving three women and later signed a peace bond after apologizing to a fourth woman that saw another count of sexual assault withdrawn.The essay sparked an online backlash from those who said the former CBC Radio host should not have been given such a prestigious platform to write an unchallenged first-person piece. Critics complained that the piece wasn’t properly fact-checked and was self-serving to a man trying to rehabilitate his image.On Wednesday, the magazine added an editorial note clarifying several details about the allegations against Ghomeshi, how they emerged and the legal proceedings that followed.‘I feel forced to resign’Buruma says he was not fired from the prestigious literary magazine, but felt forced to resign after he was told by his publisher that university publishers who advertise in the Review of Books were threatening a boycott.“They are afraid of the reactions on the campuses, where this is an inflammatory topic,” Buruma said to Vrij.“Because of this, I feel forced to resign — in fact, it is a capitulation to social media and university presses.”He admits he didn’t gauge the forces of the #MeToo movement.“I still stand behind my decision to publish,” Buruma said.“I expected that there would [be] intense reactions, but I hoped that it would open a discussion about what to do with people who behaved badly, but who were acquitted in a court of law.” Login/Register With:center_img Advertisement In 2008, British-Dutch writer Ian Buruma, left, met with Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander (who is now king). Buruma says he lost his job because of a backlash on social media and by advertisers to his decision to publish the Ghomeshi essay. (Robin Utrecht/AFP/Getty Images) Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebooklast_img read more