BPU Awarded Money For Its Manufacturing Clean Energy Proposal

first_imgWNYNewsNow Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has been awarded $750,000 in support by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for its “Manufacturing Clean Energy in the Southern Tier” proposal. Officials say the BPU-led program is designed to facilitate innovation focusing on climate technology company formation, enhance regional workforce development, create jobs in the growing sector and strengthen connections among manufacturers across the Western Southern Tier counties of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany.Awarded under NYSERDA’s “Accelerate the Southern Tier” program opportunity, which seeks to boost the formation and growth of early-stage innovation in the Southern Tier to help New York State advance its climate and clean energy goals and continues development of the region to help foster growth of climate technology businesses.“We are very pleased that New York State leadership recognizes that significant investment in climate technology manufacturing will benefit existing Jamestown-area companies as well as to help attract new companies to the region,” says BPU General Manager David Leathers. “This BPU-led program supports our western New York legacy as a manufacturing powerhouse in the State and speaks to our potential as a climate technology manufacturing resource for decades to come.” The Manufacturing Clean Energy in the Southern Tier project will encompass four initiatives:Climate Technology Studies designed to evaluate the regional and individual manufacturer’s potential to enter the climate technology manufacturing market in the Western Southern Tier.Climate Technology Workforce Development which will augment training and educational programming at Jamestown Community College.Climate Technology Manufacturing Conference and Tradeshow held in Jamestown and designed to attract manufacturing interests from across the country. The campaign promoting the Western Southern Tier’s status as a climate technology manufacturing hub for the expanding domestic supply chain.“Climate technology businesses provide a bright future for innovative manufacturers and, in the Western Southern Tier, we’re poised to capitalize on that future,” adds Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist. “The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities stands as one of the most important economic development assets in our region. With our partners, this award will help us identify our shared potential to augment climate technology manufacturing, promote the region as a climate technology ‘hub’ and contribute locally to a 21st Century workforce.”“Jamestown and Chautauqua County businesses can only benefit from a program designed to augment our successful local companies and attract new partners, new ideas and new investment,” states Todd Tranum, Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce president and chief executive officer. “Doing so now, at a time of critical need for our region, exemplifies our relentless determination to build a better future.”“The Gebbie Foundation looks forward to being a part of bringing a Climate Technology Conference and Tradeshow to the Jamestown area as soon as it is safe and prudent to do so,” says Greg Edwards, Chief Executive Officer at the Gebbie Foundation. “In keeping with the Foundation’s strategic focus of revitalizing downtown Jamestown, we invest in community and economic development projects such as this, that draw further investment from public and private partners. By becoming known as an ideal conference and convention location, we can attract people to our region to experience all the area has to offer.”This effort complements New York State’s national-leading climate and clean energy goals as outlined in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act to lower greenhouse gas emissions 85 percent by 2050. The Accelerate Southern Tier Awards complements other State innovation and economic development initiatives such as the 76West Clean Energy Business Competition and Southern Tier Soaring.76West recently awarded $2.5 million to four companies, to expand operations in the region, and previous competition finalists and semifinalists have successfully integrated themselves, raising $51 million in private capital, making multimillion-dollar investments in property and equipment in the region while spending more than $1.7 million on key suppliers.Workforce training through Jamestown Community College (JCC) will increase the number of available skilled workers with knowledge of clean energy-specific technologies.“Jamestown Community College is pleased to be part of the Manufacturing the Climate Technology Future in the Southern Tier consortium in partnership with the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities, which calls for a four-pronged initiative designed to facilitate climate technology company formation, growth, recruitment, and job creation across the Western Southern Tier counties,” says JCC President Daniel DeMarte.“JCC’s specific role in this initiative,” continues DeMarte, “is to develop a Climate Technology program comprised of fundamental courses in residential and commercial electricity as well as more advanced offerings in Building Automation Systems focusing on the installation, repair, and maintenance of computer-based systems designed to control a building’s mechanical and electrical equipment including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and energy management systems. Courses will be available beginning fall 2021.”Students in JCC’s program can also benefit from scholarship support from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation (CRCF).“The CRCF is proud of its heritage administering over 300 scholarship funds to local students,” explains the Foundation’s Executive Director, Tory Irgang. “This partnership will offer our local students access to unique training and education for good paying jobs in this growing sector of our economy.”The intended impact from the program will extend beyond Jamestown’s borders across Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties.“With more Americans working in climate technology-related industries than ever before, job growth in this sector continues to exceed expectations,” notes Mark Geise, Deputy County Executive for Economic Development and CEO of the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA). “The CCIDA and our counterparts in the Western Southern Tier—a region with more than 330 manufacturers responsible for more than $7.5 billion dollars of commerce—see tremendous value in making smart investments in climate technology manufacturing.”Boosting manufacturers across the three counties is a significant goal of the program. Through individual manufacturing studies evaluating value-added investments in climate technology to a conference and tradeshow event meant to connect local firms with national investors and potential partners, new ideas and new jobs are on the agenda.“Emerging climate technologies and the long-term trend toward sustainable climate technology solutions presents myriad opportunities for manufacturers across the Western Southern Tier,” says Tim Piazza, talent pipeline and apprenticeship coordinator at the Manufacturing Association of the Southern Tier (MAST). “From individual studies analyzing a manufacturer’s potential to efficiently enter the climate technology supply chain, to conferences and shared marketing designed to draw attention to the region, the program’s benefits are substantial.”“I’m so proud of the JBPU and City of Jamestown team members who led the successful application process, along with a long list of local and regional community partners,” says Leathers. “This grant award outcome is recognition of a tremendous example of preparedness, teamwork and collaboration.”Supporters of the proposal include: the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency, the Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth, Chautauqua County Visitors’ Bureau, Chautauqua County Education Coalition, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, the City of Jamestown Department of Development, the Gebbie Foundation, Jamestown Community College, Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, the Manufacturer’s Association of the Southern Tier, and the Small Business Development Center. 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Starting Out

first_imgClick here to subscribe to the Pharr Out BlogYou dream it for years, you plan it for months, then abruptly the time comes to undertake your goal and suddenly you don’t know how to feel.I am currently in the car with my husband, Brew, driving to the base of Katahdin. We are going to spend the afternoon scouting out access roads in the 100 mile Wilderness and if we are able to confirm our meeting points today then I will start my 2,175 mile journey tomorrow, and at the latest Saturday.I don’t know that I am anxious as much as expectant. There is a little bit of fear in me, but I can talk it down and out fairly quickly. I know failure is an option, but when failure is an option it also means that success is attainable. And that’s what this is, a dream; the opportunity to reach beyond my known limits and do something that no one of my sex has done before. Bluntly, it opens up the possibility of a women’s trail record and a world record, however, that doesn’t feel very personal. The intimate issue is that after a long period of preparation, all it’s really about now is just finding out what I’m made of… what’s inside.There is nothing about this journey that does not feel natural, dare I say preordained. People talk about a “calling,” and whether or not I am called by destiny, the wilderness, or a sense of adventure; I know that above all I am called by a sense of belonging. As humans, we are all given an exclusive set of gifts and talents. I truly believe that I have a pain threshold, level of endurance, and love of the woods that makes me uniquely qualified to try to set a woman’s endurance record on the Appalachian Trail. It feels like my body and skills are best utilized in such an endeavor. When I am pushing my limits in nature there is a sense of home; granted, without the stereotypical comforts, but with a sense of meaning and purpose that calls up something innately rooted within my soul.One of the first men to set an Appalachain Trail Endurance Record was David Horton, and then in 2005 he went to the Pacific Crest Trail and set an endurance record on the west coast. This summer he attempted a third record on the Continental Divide Trail, but on the first day he fell victim to extreme heat and conditions and was forced to give-up the attempt due to life-threatening circumstances. I look up to David Horton a great deal, and hearing of his attempt was a sound reminded of how courageous he is, and how powerful and dangerous the elements can be.This summer, I am in no way planning of trying to fight or conquer the trail and it’s conditions. Instead, I want to live harmoniously within its boundaries in a way that I can freely flow down its path. I want to embrace its challenges and learn from every experience.I want to hike the trail, and I am so excited that the time has come and I am able to take my first steps. Even if those ‘first steps’ will result in a hopeful 44 miles on my first day.last_img read more

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50 Reasons not to be a developer

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Arsenal complete Salah’s namesake transfer

first_img Loading… Arsenal have completed the signing of highly-rated Feyenoord starlet Salah-Eddine on a free transfer. And Gunners fans were quick to joke that Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah better watch out for his 17-year-old namesake. Salah-Eddine, known as ‘Salah’, will join the club’s youth set-up and compete for a spot in Arsenal’s Under-23 side. Predominantly a central midfielder, the Dutchman spent his youth career in the Netherlands and came through the ranks at Feyenoord. He said: “It feels great to join a massive club like Arsenal. “It’s a good environment for me to work on my development and hopefully through the academy I can become a first-team player. “They first contacted my dad and then I went there for a week just to see what the club is all about, and after that they didn’t really have to say anything. I immediately knew that it was the right club for me.” Arsenal fans were quick to welcome Salah to the club and many joked that his Anfield namesake should be worried. One wrote: “Not the player we were waiting for but regardless he is now the best in world football with the name Salah.” Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Best Cars Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Enigmatic Discoveries That Left Everyone Baffled6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?center_img Another added: “Mo Salah is no longer the greatest Salah in England.” Arsenal’s Salah, meanwhile, revealed he is looking forward to the challenge of establishing himself at the Emirates He said: “I’m a central midfielder and I like to play box to box. Offensively I’m a creative player and I can play with my left or right foot. read also:Neymar’s €36m salary covers entire Atalanta squad wages “I score goals and get assist, and defensively I like to think I do my bit too, especially in the transition. “First I want to become an important player in the under-23s and then eventually get involved with the first team in some capacity. “I want to see what that’s like, but above all else, I want to have a really good season with the under-23s. “Maybe if I do that then I’ll be able to join the first team here and there in training. Those are my targets.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Dodgers continue to pile up the offense in win over Cubs

first_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco THE GAME: The Dodgers have scored 31 runs in their first three Cactus League games after beating a Chicago Cubs split-squad team 11-2 on Monday at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz.PITCHING REPORT: RHP Brock Stewart had a rough first inning, allowing two hits and walking two. But he escaped without allowing a run thanks to an excellent defensive play by D.J. Peters in center field. … Bullpen candidates J.T. Chargois and Josh Fields each pitched an inning. Chargois retired the side in order in his inning. Fields gave up a solo home run to Trent Giambrone.HITTING REPORT: Justin Turner hit a two-run home run as the Dodgers scored multiple runs in the first inning for the third consecutive game. Turner also reached base on a double and a walk and scored three runs. … Outfielder Paulo Orlando had a double and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. … Minor-leaguer Logan Landon hit a solo home run in the seventh inning. Infielders Gavin Lux and Daniel Castro each had doubles.DEFENSE REPORT: With the bases loaded in the first inning, Peters (playing center field) hauled in Kyle Schwarber’s drive and made a strong throw home, nailing the runner from third base who had tagged up and was trying to score. … Turner handled a slow roller in the third inning, charging in and throwing out Yasiel Belaguert. “First one of spring,” Turner said. “I felt like I was in slow motion. Fortunately for me, there was a first baseman running.” Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire center_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies UP NEXT: Dodgers (RHP Kenta Maeda) at Royals (RHP Ian Kennedy), Tuesday, noon PT, Surprise Stadium, Webcast, AM 570Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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NFL Week 10 Weather Updates: Cold, potential snow-rain mix for Panthers-Packers could impact fantasy start ’em, sit ’em calls

first_imgIt’s Week 10 and we’re getting to the turning point in the season when games can be more than just rainy and windy — they can also be cold and snowy. The only NFL game with any potential impact this week is in lovely Lambeau Field, and old man winter is making his first appearance of the season at the Panthers-Packers game. Will the inclement weather forecast be enough to impact fantasy start ’em, sit ’em decisions?Before we break down the Week 10 forecast, here’s a reminder that if you have any questions about sports weather or how weather could impact play (and, potentially, your fantasy, DFS, and gambling decisions), don’t hesitate to reach out on Twitter @KevinRothWx or check our hourly NFL weather forecasts on RotoGrinders. To take your game to the next level, subscribe to RotoGrinders’ exclusive WeatherEdge tool and see how different weather conditions have impacted historical scoring. WEEK 10 NON-PPR RANKINGSQuarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerNFL Week 10 weather updatesPanthers @ Packers. Game-time temps in Green Bay will be right around freezing (32 degrees), with temps falling below freezing in the second half. The “frozen tundra of Lambeau Field” nickname will be well deserved, especially once you factor in a 10-15-mph sustained wind that will push the “feels-like” temp in to the teens. The good news is that the wind won’t be strong enough to impact throws and will only have a negligible impact on kicks, but the cold and breezy combo could cause for some minor issues. It’s also worth noting that any precipitation (potential snow/rain mix) would be light and likely falling before the game, so that won’t be an issue. Historically in similar weather games at Lambeau we’ve seen a five-percent decrease to scoring and passing yards and a five-percent increase to rushing yards (stats courtesy of RotoGrinders’ WeatherEdge tool). I don’t think that’s worth fading the passing game here, but it is a nudge in the direction of a “run-first” game script. UPDATE: Rams @ Steelers. There’s a slight chance of showers at some point in this game, but it’s not enough to affect fantasy decisions.WEEK 10 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPPAs always, all forecasts are subject to change prior to kickoff. You can follow me on Twitter (@KevinRothWx), check out the hourly automated NFL weather forecasts on RotoGrinders, or take a look at WeatherEdge for updates. We’ve also added automated College Football Weather for those NCAA football fans looking for a little weather insight.last_img read more

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Juvenile – Post-Race Interview Transcript – Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016

first_imgJohn OxleyMark CasseJulien LeparouxPress ConferenceTHE MODERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile was Classic Empire, and we’ll be joined shortly by John Oxley and Julien Leparoux, but right now we’ve got winning trainer Mark Casse who is short on time because he has another nice horse coming up shortly on the card. Mark, congratulations, thanks for joining us here. You have not been shy about your confidence in Classic Empire in the last few weeks. Just tell us about that confidence that you’ve had and what you saw today in this race?MARK CASSE: Well, you know what? Couple things amaze me about this horse was when he won the Bashford Manor at Churchill in June, I guess, I’ve been training for 37 years, I thought it was the most impressive 2-year-old winner that I’d ever trained. I went into the Hopeful after Pretty City Dancer won the Spinaway, and these two had trained together. I knew that he was superior to her. And I’m normally not a cocky guy, and this stopped me again for a couple years, but I said to a few people that day, we’re going to win the Hopeful today, it’s just a matter of how far.Then of course he put me back into reality and put me — so I’m not going to say that again for a few more years. But what amazes me is this horse’s ability to have such a high cruising speed. They were flying along, and Julien said Syndergaard, Todd’s horse, is a fast horse, and he said Johnny was letting his horse run and he was just looking at him like, okay, when we going to go? So I don’t know. All week long Dale Romans has said we were going to run 1, 2, him and I, and I said, okay, I’m just glad I was 1.THE MODERATOR: Mr. Oxley, congratulations to you. Can we just get your feelings in the aftermath of a Breeders’ Cup Juvenile win?JOHN OXLEY: This is unbelievable. It’s what we’ve been hoping for for many years now, a horse that might replace Monarchos, whom we just lost. This horse is exceptional. I love him, but even more importantly, the jockey, Julien Leparoux, what a ride. Fantastic. Just perfect. It was flawless, and the team behind him, Mark Casse, Norman Casse, the entire organization works for each other. Also, to my sweet wife, Debbie, she brings luck to the team.Q. This horse obviously had some issues breaking from the gate in several consecutive starts. Could you talk about what you did to correct that? Obviously it was a very, very top training job there.MARK CASSE: You know, and maybe that’s another thing that makes this so special. He hasn’t necessarily been easy. He’s an extremely, extremely smart horse, and he tends to see things that maybe others don’t, and you never know what he’s going to kind of do. But we added blinkers. We had actually wanted — we thought after his first two performances where he ran really great, it would have been nice to put some blinkers on him. But normally they don’t allow you to put blinkers on horses that are winning. So after the Hopeful, Norman and I were watching him cool out, and we looked at each other and said I think we can put blinkers on him now.Julien was still out, and he was just coming back off his wrist injury, and that evening I called him and I said, Julien, I have a horse I want you to work out of the gate tomorrow, do you think you can come? And he said, oh, sure. It was a joke.Julien’s been a big, big part of this horse’s training as well.THE MODERATOR: Julien, you’ve been aboard for all of Classic Empire’s wins, not the day that we’re talking about where there were the antics out of the gate, but just talk about this effort today and how professional he was relative to some of what we’ve seen on tape before?JULIEN LEPAROUX: Well, I think you can see there is a big, big difference since the blinkers are on. He’s way more focused. The first two starts he was not breaking sharp from the gate. Since we put blinkers, I mean, he’s been pretty mean to race from the beginning. It’s a big change, and he’s a very, very nice horse. We go fast, but you don’t feel like you go fast on him, so looking forward for next year for sure.Q. Tell us more about this trip today?JULIEN LEPAROUX: Oh, we had a perfect trip. I wanted to break good, which we did. And after that, just sit there and tried to get going early. That’s it.MARK CASSE: I kind of have to watch the break like this. But I just wanted to tell you, I’m voting for him as champion 2-year-old, if anybody’s wondering. Of course I don’t get a vote.JOHN OXLEY: Hey, I’ll vote for that.JULIEN LEPAROUX: Me too.MARK CASSE: There we go.THE MODERATOR: When we get to this point with an impressive juvenile winner, we have to ask about the spring and the potential for the Classics. Your thoughts on a path to get there and what you’re thinking now? It’s a little early, but we’re dying to know.MARK CASSE: I’m just thinking I’m happy the day’s over with. It went well. That’s something that Mr. Oxley and I will talk about. We are a team. He has thoughts, I have thoughts. We’ll talk about it, and we’ll come up with a game plan. Obviously our goal is the first Saturday in May.Q. This team we’ve seen many times before with wonderful colts. And I wonder if you’d take us through how you first found this colt?MARK CASSE: Well, we bought him as a yearling. I think Mr. Oxley had said to me — he always likes to buy nice colts. Well, I think this year we were buying — no, we bought a few fillies. Then we go through and we give him kind of a list, and he goes around with us and he said, oh, I love this one. He wasn’t cheap. But he was well worth it.Q. I can tell you’re confident and how much you love the horse. Watching that wonderful stretch duel and knowing that you and Dale were talking it’s going to be one of you, did you feel I’ve got this? Could you take us through what’s going through your head watching that? Thank you again, and congratulations.MARK CASSE: Well, I thought at the top of the lane I was a little worried because he’d never really opened up before too much, so I’m like, well, maybe. I don’t know how much I want him to open up. Then I thought, well, he’s going to win by a couple lengths, and then towards about 16th pole I may have said a bad word because I could see that horse coming. You know, we had run second with Valadorna in the Filly race, and she just couldn’t get up. I’m like, oh, now it’s the opposite way. But I’m just proud of how both of them ran today. More importantly, he says he just comes along for the ride. But he fuels the ride. So he’s not — not only is he a great owner, but both him and Debbie are great friends of ours.Q. Julien, on paper there was a lot of speed, early speed signed up in this race. Were you surprised, and were you trying to break that alertly and that quickly given the fact that it looked like there was so much speed? And he has shown the ability to race.JULIEN LEPAROUX: No, not really. I didn’t expect to be where I was, to be honest. No, no, my goal was inside of me and outside of me was a lot of speed, so I had to break at least good and ask him away from them. I really thought they were actually going to clear me and maybe sit third or fourth, but in the first turn I was very, very happy how I was, that’s for sure, yeah.Q. Were you surprised that there was only Syndergaard up front?JULIEN LEPAROUX: Yes, but like Classic Empire, when he breaks, he’s got speed, too, so I knew he was going to put me in the race. I was a little surprised the other one didn’t ask a little bit more to get there. So, like I said, in the first turn I was very happy that I was by myself pretty good being second.MARK CASSE: They were skipping along pretty good.JULIEN LEPAROUX: Yeah.Q. The horse on paper looked like he was going to —JOHN OXLEY: Yeah, he broke so good today that I actually lost him for a second. I said, did he come out? And then I was like, oh, there he is. So I know I was surprised.He broke so good that I felt like I was on board. But I tell you, when we got into that first turn and he was in a perfect spot, I jumped off (laughing).Q. Your thoughts about the spring, having been through a spring like that with Monarchos, and the thoughts you’ll be having?JOHN OXLEY: Winter’s coming up first, but I like snow, but I’m in Florida, so I never get it. But I love the spring, and had a good feeling once spring in the air. So I love spring and I love the journey up to the Triple Crown races. Each one will be a wonderful goal and a wonderful stop we hope. And we hope the good fortune lasts.Q. Talk about the attributes of this colt looking ahead to next year what would make you excited about this horse at races like Churchill Downs?MARK CASSE: He’s extremely smart. A lot of horses were getting warm — well, a lot of horses got warm late, but he just walks around and doesn’t really care. That’s always a nice thing to have in a Derby horse. He showed some speed today, but he’ll also rate.JULIEN LEPAROUX: Yeah, I asked him away from there, but he’s pretty easy to rate, too, if you have to.FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sportslast_img read more

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