• Supermarket battle could transform retail property

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  • Offshore Wind Offers Silver Lining During Bomb Cyclones

    first_imgVineyard Wind has released a study showing that its proposed 800MW wind farm offshore Massachusetts, US, would have reduced emissions and saved costs in comparison to other energy sources during the Grayson cyclone had it been installed.The study, prepared by Daymark Energy Advisors, demonstrated that the wind farm would have provided 61 million kilowatt-hours of emission-free generation over the bomb cyclone period from 4 to 7 January, based on wind conditions recorded.The project would have produced enough lower-cost electricity to reduce regional wholesale electric prices by nearly USD 20 per MWh, saving New England customers over USD 31 million and Massachusetts customers almost USD 15 million, according to the study.Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from New England power generators would have also been reduced by 67,485 metric tons, and the farm would have contributed 32,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas reduction benefits that are legally-mandated by the Massachusetts’ Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA).Continuous cold weather conditions before and during the cyclone resulted in an increase in wholesale gas prices ten times higher than the annual average price during 2017. High prices for natural gas impact the wholesale electricity market because that fuel is used to generate more than half of New England’s electricity during normal weather, Vineyard Wind said.According to the company, regional pipeline constraints cause gas prices for power generation to soar during periods of extreme cold weather because natural gas is prioritized for home heating. In turn, power stations are forced to burn emission-intensive oil to fuel their turbines, which release tons of excess greenhouse gases and pollutants.The Vineyard Wind project would have run at full capacity for nearly all four days, relieving the need to burn either natural gas or heating oil, reducing emissions and savings costs even during the coldest weather, the developer said.“The report clearly details the importance of developing offshore wind at the earliest possible date in Massachusetts,” said Erich Stephens, Chief Development Officer of Vineyard Wind.“The sooner we start building the Commonwealth’s first offshore wind project, the sooner local residents and businesses will benefit from the abundant environmental and economic advantages that are associated with large-scale renewable and sustainable offshore wind energy.”Vineyard Wind submitted a proposal to deliver power generated by its 800MW offshore wind farm some 14 miles from Martha’s Vineyard, shortly after they applied for federal and state construction permits with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities’ Energy Facilities Siting Board for the construction of the project.By filing for construction permits in 2017, Vineyard Wind is on track to complete the permitting process in time to begin in-state construction in 2019, and be fully operational by 2021.last_img read more

  • U.S. Bioethicist Supports Child Euthanasia

    first_imgNational Review – Wesley J Smith 5 March 2018Family First Comment: “It’s a very big deal that a respected Dutch medical journal such as Pediatrics hosted a debate on the ethical propriety of child euthanasia without international criticism. It means that among the medical intelligentsia, child euthanasia has become a respectable proposition.”  “(US ethicist Margaret) Battin lists several propositions (for child euthanasia), including: ‘That parents aren’t harmed by seeing their children suffer.’ In other words, children should be put out of the parents’ misery.  Shocking.The U.S. assisted-suicide movement pretends to want a limited legalization of assisted suicide to competent adults with a terminal illness.That’s not true. It’s just the expedient to persuade us to accept the premise that suicide or killing is an acceptable solution to human suffering.If we ever do that — the jury is still out — then, the killing license thereby granted will not only expand way beyond the terminally ill, but will eventually also include children and the incompetent.The evidence of this isn’t hard to find. Case in point. Pediatrics asked Dutch and American bioethicists whether they would support repealing all age limits for euthanasia in the Netherlands — as the Belgians already have. (Currently, euthanasia in the Netherlands is legal starting at age 12.)If American advocates were serious about their espoused limits, they would be appalled by the existing Dutch law, and even more so by the Pediatrics hypothetical proposal.But at least one prominent U.S. proponent — Margaret P. Battin, a favored source on the issue for the New York Times and other mainstream media outlets — is enthusiastically in favor of the Dutch doing away with all euthanasia age limits. From her comment:I generally support [the] change in Dutch law governing eligibility for euthanasia.‍ Given that euthanasia is currently legal for infants <1 year of age and children and adults>12 years of age, I believe that opponents would have to show evidence that at least 1 and perhaps many of the following propositions are true if they are to persuade you [a hypothetical Dutch health minister] not to support the change in the law:Battin lists several propositions, including:That parents aren’t harmed by seeing their children suffer.In other words, children should be put out of the parents’ misery:That pediatricians can’t understand the difference between killing a healthy, curable child and hastening a bad death that is already in progress.READ MORE: https://www.nationalreview.com/blog/corner/child-euthanasia-us-bioethicist-supports/?utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_content=5a9e210504d301725e661104&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitterlast_img read more

  • Jordan buy-bust nets 8 sachets of ‘shabu’

    first_imgThe suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the Jordan municipal police station. ILOILO City – Eight sachets of suspected shabu were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Rizal, Jordan, Guimaras. Winston Jim Gonzales yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. Gonzales was nabbed after he sold a sachet of suspected shabu to an undercover cop for P500 around 5:40 p.m. on Aug. 1, it added.center_img Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against him. (With a report from PDEA-6/PN) An antidrug officer confiscates items from Winston Jim Gonzales, who was nabbed in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Rizal, Jordan, Guimaras on Aug. 1. PDEA-6last_img read more

  • Chad Richard Wright, age 24

    first_imgChad Richard Wright, age 24, of Blooming Grove, Indiana died suddenly Friday, October 6, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio.Born April 13, 1993 in Cincinnati, Ohio he was the son of Beldon W. Wright & Kimberly K. Wright. Chad was a graduate of Franklin County High School with the class of 2011. He worked in construction as a carpenter & roofer. In his leisure time he enjoyed riding four wheelers and working on cars. Survivors include his parents, Kimberly K Wright of Metamora, Indiana and Beldon W. Wright of Blooming Grove, Indiana; two brothers, John W. Wright of Metamora, Indiana and Randy B. Wright of Grove City, Ohio; as well as a nephew, Corbin E. Estep-Wright. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Raymond Nolan & Catherine Campbell; as well as his paternal grandparents, Beldon & Julia Wright.Family & friends may visit from 6 until 8:30 P.M. on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Ave., Brookville.Memorial Services will be conducted at 8:30 P.M. on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Community Mental Health Suicide Prevention Program. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wright family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

  • Op Ed: “Canada is Not a Halfway House for Royals”

    first_imgPrince Harry made his first public appearance since he and Meghan Markle announced their plans to step back from senior royal duties.The Queen has given her blessing for the couple to live in Canada part-time during the transition.Canada’s biggest newspaper, The Globe and Mail, out with a scathing editorial, reading in part, “Canada is not a halfway house for anyone looking to get out of Britain while remaining a royal.” The article goes on to say: “If they were ordinary private citizens, plain old Harry and Meghan from Sussex, they would be welcome. But this country’s unique monarchy, and its delicate yet essential place in our constitutional system, means that a royal resident – the Prince is sixth in the line of succession – is not something that Canada can allow. It breaks an unspoken constitutional taboo.”The Royal Family issued a statement on Monday that said there would be a period of transition as the Prince steps back. His wife Meghan Markle is already in Canada with their son, Archie. The Prince also issued two video statements today on mental health and the Invictus Games.The editorial arguing it isn’t appropriate for the country to house senior royals as a member of the Commonwealth, the family of nations where the Queen is head of state. But that might be exactly the reason why it makes sense: in 2018 she made Harry Youth Ambassador for the Commonwealth.By the way Meghan and Harry picked a great place to put down roots because a new global survey says Canada is the world’s best country in which to live behind Switzerland. Canada has moved up to number two in this year’s survey, and Japan has slipped down to number three.last_img read more

  • Australia beat Sri Lanka in Dilshan’s ODI swansong

    first_imgA magnificent Dinesh Chandimal century proved to be in vain as Australia beat Sri Lanka by two wickets in Tillakaratne Dilshan’s final one-day international to take a 2-1 series lead yesterday.Chandimal continued his rich vein of form with a majestic 102 after he was put down on 40 and veteran opener Dilshan made 42 in his ODI swansong, but Sri Lanka could only make 226 all out in Dambulla after Adam Zampa took 3-38.George Bailey top scored with 70 and Zampa went through for the winning run after he was dropped as Australia got home with four overs to spare to edge back in front in the five-match series despite being reduced to 44-3.Dilshan was unable to end his ODI career with a win, but the flamboyant 39-year-old struck five boundaries in an entertaining knock and also took a fine catch in his 330th and last appearance in the 50-over format.The crowd rose to Dilshan, who bowed as he walked off after slapping a full toss from spinner Zampa straight to Bailey at midwicket following early wickets for Mitchell Starc (2-42) and Josh Hazlewood (1-51).Chandimal steadied the ship, rotating the strike well and making the most of a life after he was put down by stand-in captain David Warner at gully off Hazlewood.The outstanding Chandimal picked out the bad balls, finding the boundary seven times, and punched the air after bringing up his century with a drive through the covers for a single.Zampa was the pick of the bowlers and James Faulkner (2-44) ended Chandimal’s classy knock in the final over to leave Australia needing 227 to win.Dilshan took a good catch for captain Angelo Mathews (2-30) at point off to see the back of Warner (10) before Aaron Finch (30) was given out lbw and opted not to review when replays showed Amila Aponso’s delivery was missing leg stump.Australia were in trouble on 44-3 when Shaun Marsh (1) fell cheaply, but Travis Head (36) and Matthew Wade (42) made contributions and Bailey’s composed knock frustrated Sri Lanka.The tourists slipped from 187-4 to 222-8, but sealed victory when Dilruwan Perera dropped Zampa and he scampered through for a single.(Omnisport)last_img read more

  • Update on the latest sports

    first_imgTOKYO (AP) — The postponed Tokyo Olympics have again reached the one-year-to-go mark. But the celebration is small this time with more questions than answers about how the Olympics can happen in a pandemic. A poll by Japan’s Kyodo news agency showed just under 25% favored holding the Olympics next year. About 70% said they should be postponed or canceled. The results match many recent surveys of the Japanese public. Local organizers and the International Olympic Committee have given few details about how the games will be pulled off. They have said that no events will be cut and that 11,000 Olympic and 4,400 Paralympians will compete. July 23, 2020 Update on the latest sports Johnson and Koepka could both use a pick-me-up at the TPC Twin Cities. Johnson won the Travelers Championship in Connecticut four weekends ago, but he failed to make the cut at the Memorial in Ohio last week with the highest 36-hole score of his PGA Tour career. Koepka is 154th in the FedEx Cup standings. Last year at the 3M Open, he finished 65th.The reshuffled PGA Tour schedule didn’t help the 3M Open, with most of the top players opting for rest this weekend after the high-profile Memorial. The World Golf Championship in Memphis is next, followed by the PGA Championship in San Francisco. Johnson made the rare decision to play four consecutive weeks.Only three entrants are currently ranked in the top 25: No. 6 Koepka, No. 12 Tommy Fleetwood and No. 17 Tony Finau (FEE’-now).GOLF-SOLHEIM CUP-WIE WESTMichelle Wie West going to Solheim Cup as assistant captain Washington ace Max Scherzer is set to throw the first pitch when he faces Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees at Nationals Park. Later, Los Angeles lefty Clayton Kershaw takes on the rival San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium.This opening day doubleheader begins the most unusual year in the history of Major League Baseball. Teams will play 60 games in ballparks without fans, with a whole new set of rules and safety protocols. Sound effects will be piped into stadiums and cardboard cutouts will occupy many seats.To start a season so deeply affected by the virus outbreak, the World Series champion Nationals will have Dr. Anthony Fauci (FOW’-chee), the nation’s top infectious disease expert, toss out the ceremonial first ball.The Nationals begin the defense of their World Series title against a franchise that in one way they’re trying to replicate. No team has won consecutive championships in MLB since the Yankees took three in a row from 1998 to 2000. In other MLB news: Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSOpening day arrives at lastUNDATED (AP) — Major League Baseball starts the virus-delayed season Thursday night with two games. — Fox Sports has revealed that it will include computer-generated fans beginning with their three games on Saturday. Fox begins its coverage with Milwaukee at the Chicago Cubs. That will be followed by San Francisco at Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Yankees at Washington. Fox may draw some jeers for adding fans to empty ballparks, judging how fan opinions about crowd noise being added to baseball games have been mixed. But Fox Sports vice president Brad Zager is hoping that people give it a chance.— The Cleveland Indians will consult with Native American leaders as they consider changing the name of their franchise for the first time since 1915. Owner Paul Dolan gave more details on the steps the team is taking toward a potential name change amid a national movement to remove racist symbols and monuments. Earlier this week, Dolan met with Cleveland’s players and manager Terry Francona to discuss their views on a potential name change as well as other issues such as social justice and race relations. Dolan said the team will meet with Native American groups in “the coming weeks.”PGA-3M OPENAfter recent struggle, Johnson, Koepka seek spark at 3M OpenBLAINE, Minn. (AP) — The seventh stop on the restarted PGA Tour gets underway Thursday in Minnesota as Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) headline the second edition of the 3M Open. UNDATED (AP) — Golfer Michelle Wie West has another new job. A month after she became a mother, the 30-year-old from Hawaii has been appointed an assistant captain for the Solheim Cup.U.S. captain Pat Hurst says Wie West called her not long after she got the job, wanting to be an assistant. Wie West is not sure if she’ll be asked to play in the 2021 matches at Inverness Club in Ohio. She says that’s up to Hurst. Wie West won the last of her five titles more than two years ago. She last played in June because of various injuries.TOKYO OLYMPICS-ONE YEAR TO GOPostponed Tokyo Olympics hit 1-year-to-go mark — againlast_img read more

  • WG boys, girls basketball rebound from early-week losses

    first_img Tags: basketballWest Genesee Moving to Friday’s action, WG faced Nottingham and turned it around, prevailing 63-45 with a defense that took over in the second quarter, limiting the Bulldogs to just three points.All 10 Wildcats that saw action got on the scoreboard, Amica earning 20 points and Kam Jones stepping up with 13 points as Dudzinski had eight poitns and Jack Dalgety had seven points.While all this was going on, WG’s girls, who had roared out to a 4-0 start, dealt with a Baldwinsville side that had won its first two games of the season.With two swarming defenses that liked to press most of the time, every possession was a battle on nearly every inch of the court, with plenty of contact and each side having a difficult time converting, even from close range.The Bees did manage to lead for most of the first half, and did go on a 10-2 run late in the second quarter to secure a 26-18 advantage going to the break.Catie Cunningham helped pull WG back in the third period, scoring eight of her 12 points to help erase B’ville’s margin and tie it, 32-32.But a trio of Bees would decide matters. First, it was Hannah Mimas hitting on a pair of 3-pointers, later adding a basket as eight of her 15 points came in the fourth quarter.Then it was Katie Pascale, who had just two points going into the final period, using a series of drives and successful free throws to convert eight points, while freshman Kyrah Wilbur came off the bench to add four points, including a clinching three-point play with 1:09 left.All told, B’ville outscored the Wildcats 16-3 over the games’ final four minutes. Aside from Cunningham, Meredith James paced WG’s attack, earning eight points.Friday’s game between WG and visiting Nottingham also proved tense, but the Wildcats held off the Bulldogs 58-57.Neither side could get away throughout the evening. WG trailed, 43-40, through three quarters, but fought to a slim lead and withstood a tremendous effort by Nottingham’s duo of Amaya Williams, who had 30 points, and Tayahja Scott, who had 21 points, the pair combining to make 10 3-pointers.Only a career performance from Cunningham saved the Wildcats as she got 32 points, connecting on four 3-pointers. James and Molly Coyne had seven points apiece.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Now the last two state Class AA champions would meet up on the OCC floor Liverpool is using as a home court while its high school gymnasium is getting fully rebuilt.WG held Liverpool to six points in the first quarter, but only netted four of its own Production picked up on both ends, but it was decided in the third quarter, where the Warriors tore through WG’s defenses and outscored them 23-9, a surge from which the Wildcats could not recover.Will Amica, in defeat, still had 18 points, while Adam Dudzinski earned 12 points. John Benson had eight points as, for Liverpool, Jacob Works led with 18 points, with Kyle Caves managing 12 points.center_img In a single Tuesday evening, each of the West Genesee basketball teams received reminders that maintaining their places atop the Section III Class AA ranks won’t prove easy.The boys Wildcats were humbled by Liverpool 67-53 at Onondaga Community College’s Allyn Hall, while on the girls side WG saw visiting Baldwinsville take over in the fourth quarter and beat them 53-40.While WG’s boys were defeating Utica Proctor in its Dec. 7 opener, Liverpool, who had lost to Bishop Ludden the night before, had rebounded by holding off Cicero-North Syracuse.last_img read more

  • Storify: Syracuse community reacts to loss at St. John’s

    first_img[View the story “Syracuse community reacts to loss at St. John’s” on Storify] Comments Related Stories Gallery: Syracuse takes on St. John’s at Madison Square GardenSyracuse misses too many shots in upset loss to St. John’sWhat we learned from Syracuse’s loss to St. John’sMalachi Richardson: ‘Shots will fall eventually, that’s what I’m here to do’ Published on December 13, 2015 at 2:08 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TRcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more