Renters will have 12 months to repay unpaid rent under new city of Santa Monica order

first_imgHomeFeaturedRenters will have 12 months to repay unpaid rent under new city of Santa Monica order Apr. 30, 2020 at 2:11 pmFeaturedNewsRenters will have 12 months to repay unpaid rent under new city of Santa Monica orderMadeleine Pauker1 year agocoronavirusCOVID-19evictionshousingThe AZ Shores apartments at 1305 Second St. in downtown Santa Monica. (Brandon Wise) The city of Santa Monica extended its moratorium on residential and commercial evictions to June 30, city officials announced Thursday.The order also extends from six to twelve months the time tenants have to pay rent they were unable to pay. City spokesperson Constance Farrell said the city extended the moratorium and deadline in response to the deep economic impacts of COVID-19 and public health projections that indicate people will be required to remain at home.Tenants and landlords criticized the city earlier this month for setting the deadline for repayment at six months when the city of Los Angeles had given renters 12 months to make up rent.“The city is constantly monitoring the emergency situation and updating our local orders to provide the most sensible and meaningful response,” said Interim City Manager Lane Dilg. “The extensions of the moratorium period and the time to pay the unpaid rents, are intended to provide some relief to our residents and small businesses, restaurants, stores and offices, in light of the uncertainties we face as to when the safe-at-home orders will be lifted, and when we can all go back to work.”In the version of the moratorium the city enacted last month, renters and businesses had to provide their landlords with documentation showing that coronavirus has affected their earnings.But under the order Dilg signed Thursday, tenants may simply describe in written notice to their landlords how they have lost income or experienced an increase in expenses due to COVID-19.A form that can be used by tenants to provide the required notice of their inability to pay rent due to COVID-19 is available here.Landlords must notify tenants of the moratorium and may not require tenants to enter into payment plans for delayed rent, although tenants must repay any unpaid rent 12 months after the city lifts its emergency orders, Farrell said.The order also clarifies that the ban on commercial evictions does not apply to multi-national companies, publicly traded companies and companies that employ more than 500 employees.Three new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Santa Monica Thursday, bringing the total number of cases in the city to 159. The number of cases has increased by just 10% over the last week after increasing 44% the week before.As of Wednesday night, nine Santa Monica residents and 12 people residing in two nursing homes in the city had died from COVID-19, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. It is unknown how many individuals who died in the nursing homes lived in the city and therefore are included in its death toll.Santa Monica’s death rate adjusted for age distribution is 7.3 per 100,000 people, while Beverly Hills’ is 6.03, Malibu’s is 4.47, West Hollywood’s is 3.55 and Culver City’s is 3.54. L.A. County’s overall death rate is 9.9 — the highest of any county in the state.Across L.A. County, 92% of people who have died had underlying health conditions, 75% were older than 65 and 60% were male.In Santa Monica, 1,423 people have been tested, putting the city’s adjusted testing rate at about 1,628 per 100,000 people, according to the dashboard. About 11% of those, or 157 people, have tested positive as of Wednesday. The number of confirmed cases increased 13% over the last week after increasing 42% the week before.Malibu and Beverly Hills have a higher testing rate, at about 4,556 and 1,852, respectively. West Hollywood’s rate is 1,509 and Culver City’s is 1,292.The closest public drive-through testing site to Santa Monica is at the West Los Angeles Veteran’s Administration campus. Private hospitals and medical practices are also providing testing.L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday night that all residents, including those without symptoms, could be tested for free at the city’s testing sites.But L.A. County Health Services Director Christina Ghaly said Thursday that the county is not recommending that asymptomatic people be tested at the county’s testing sites, except for essential workers, people older than 65 and people with chronic health conditions.The county is also testing all residents and staff at nursing homes and other congregate living facilities, regardless of symptoms.Ghaly said asymptomatic people should continue to stay home as much as possible, practice physical distancing and wear face coverings. If asymptomatic people get tested and test negative, it could make them behave as though they won’t contract coronavirus in the future, she said.“I understand that testing can provide individuals with a sense of security … but want to I caution everyone to holding on too tightly to that security, because medically, it is fleeting,” Ghaly said. “A negative test for an asymptomatic person does not mean you can go back to life as normal.”[email protected] :coronavirusCOVID-19evictionshousingshare on Facebookshare on Twittershow 3 comments May 4, 2020 at 7:34 PM April 30, 2020 at 5:39 PM Thomas says: L Hamedi says: Your Column here – Seeing Fair Housing and COVID-19 with 20/20 VisionJoe Biden picks vetting team as he searches for running mateYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours ago May 2, 2020 at 8:45 AM All you landlords are really screwed!! Those tenants will stiff you after 12 months of no rent payment. Comments are closed. I don’t understand. If a tenant loses his job, doesn’t he collect unemployment? Plus an additional $600 a week under the CARES Act? I have heard that some tenants are thus collecting more now than when they were employed. Then there are all manner of other benefits, such as food stamps and welfare.The whole point of all these entitlements is to enable people to pay for rent and food. So if they’re getting the entitlements, why are they given a moratorium on rent? 3 Comments Sam says: Landlords are already suffering. If Teanat don’t pay, is city of Santa Monica take over the expenses of the landlords?last_img read more

Stewards of the Land

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email From the crowded Bay Area in Northern California, David Sowerwine and his wife, Haydi, last month retreated to a plot of land secluded near the north shore of Flathead Lake. For David, arriving at the quiet countryside was like traveling back in time to when he and his siblings spent a greater part of their youth in this rural acreage that their father, Owen, had acquired in the early 1950s.The Sowerwine family farm encompasses 157 acres along the shores of Fennon Slough, a meandering channel of the Flathead River near its final destination in the expansive, pristine lake. The property includes one of the valley’s original homesteads, and historic log cabins still dot the empty landscape.The family is now only visitors; the real tenants are deer, geese, pheasants and the occasional grizzly.“A lot of it is almost unchanged,” David said last month, gazing out across the panoramic view.“I love the open views of the north shore, but I used to take it for granted, thinking it’s always going to be there … It’s no accident. It’s taken a lot of work and taken dedication. It’s not by accident that we get to see this.”As the Flathead Valley has grown from the days of Sowerwine’s youth, the farmland has remained intact because of the family’s partnership with an organization devoted to conserving treasured space.David and his family partnered with the fledgling Flathead Land Trust 30 years ago to acquire a conservation easement, a guarantee that the land will not be developed or subdivided while allowing for historical uses such as farming.Flathead Land Trust was founded by a group of community members who saw the likelihood of the valley’s urban growth in the years ahead and were interested in preserving some of its original rural character.“This (valley) was an undiscovered gem and there was a sense that this was a place that was going to take off,” Lex Blood, a professional geologist and longtime educator who has served as a community advisor for the organization, said. “But this idea of conservation easements at the time was radical. Thirty years ago, people would look at the valley and say, ‘We’re never going to run out of land here.’”As more tracts of farmland were subdivided and sold, the importance of a conservation easement became clearer, Blood said.Using the Sowerwine easement as a catalyst and building block, the Flathead Land Trust gained momentum in the 1980s, preserving vital sections near Flathead River and other beloved habitat and property. Today, the nonprofit organization holds 52 conservation easements totaling over 10,500 acres. The group, which is accredited through the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission for meeting national standards of excellence, has also collaborated with other organizations and agencies to complete 13 projects protecting over 2,600 additional acres. One of the nonprofit’s largest efforts is the River to Lake Initiative, which has protected more than 5,000 acres of land along the Flathead River.“People want to live here because they know it’s a special place. We all want to save those special qualities that make the Flathead so great. Open, undeveloped land in rural countryside is very important to that, along with clean water, wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities,” said Paul Travis, executive director of the Flathead Land Trust.The organization is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and July is Open Land Month in Montana, offering an opportunity for residents to recognize the agricultural heritage, economic benefits and recreational opportunities that are all tied to open land.The Land Trust is holding events to recognize the milestone, including a community tap night at Tamarack Brewing Co. in Lakeside on July 29. A float trip along the Flathead River is scheduled for Aug. 29 and anyone interested is encouraged to register soon because it is filling up. A bike and bird tour is slated for Sept. 19. The organization’s main event and fundraiser is the barn bash on Sept. 26, hosted at the Diamond B Ranch with live music by Jack Gladstone, Davie Griffith and Phil Aaberg.The legacy of the Flathead Land Trust is rooted in the conservation tradition of many visionary community members, including the Sowerwine family. Owen Sowerwine was a prominent community figure who helped start Flathead Valley Community College. He was also an advocate for conserving vital lands in the mid 20th century in Kalispell. He helped preserve the 442-acre natural area on the south end of town that now bears his name. He also initiated the protection of the north shore of Flathead Lake by helping landowners purchase easements that later became the Flathead Lake Waterfowl Production Area.After Owen passed away in 1975, David later took charge in preserving the family farm through a conservation easement in 1985.“You can’t count on the good attitude of every generation to carry on your tradition,” David said. “There’s no more new territory like this.”Organizations like the Land Trust have been criticized for sometimes impeding development and growth.But Travis, Sowerwine and others see it differently.“We’re not against development. We’re all about that balance between appropriate development and saving our special places, which is the whole reason why people want to live here and why we’re seeing such a good economy here,” Travis said.“Open land is the Montana experience. When you think of Montana, you don’t think of an urban place with city streets. You think of open land and scenic views.”For more information about the Flathead Land Trust and its 30th anniversary events, visit www.flatheadlandtrust.org.last_img read more

Child Found Dead in Lincoln County

first_imgThe body of a young child has been discovered in a remote area of Lincoln County.The toddler’s body was discovered on Saturday after the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that a vehicle matching the one connected to the mysterious murder-suicide on July 24 had been seen last week near West Fisher Creek in the Kootenai National Forest.On July 24, Daniel Salcido, 21, and Hannah Janiak, 24, were found dead following a brief police chase on U.S. Highway 93 between Kalispell and Whitefish. Their 2-year-old son, Aiden Salcido, was not present in the car. On July 26, law enforcement in Montana and Oregon, where the three people lived, asked the public’s help in finding the missing young boy.Officials have yet to officially confirm if the body found at West Fisher Creek is that of Aiden Salcido. The body has been taken to the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula to be identified.Authorities received a tip late Friday that the green GMC Jimmy SUV involved in the murder-suicide had recently been spotted in the West Fisher Creek area. On Saturday, detectives from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office and the Medford Police Department from Oregon, as well as a canine team from David Thompson Search and Rescue, searched an abandoned campsite in the area. Late in the day, a toddler’s body was discovered a short distance from the campsite.The discovery likely brings to an end the frantic search for the boy that had mobilized state and federal law enforcement across the Pacific Northwest.In June, Daniel Salcido, Hannah Janiak and Aiden Salcido were reported missing by family members in Oregon. Detectives reviewed Janiak’s financial records and found that she last used her bankcard at a department store in Medford. Surveillance footage from the store shows all three people purchasing camping equipment together.Where Salcido and Janiak and their 2-year-old son went for the next six weeks is unknown.On July 24, at approximately 9:45 p.m., a Kalispell police officer pulled over a green GMC Jimmy SUV for a broken headlight near the intersection of Highway 93 and West Reserve Drive. Salcido and Janiak were the only two people in the car.Salcido and Janiak gave the officer false information about their identities. Soon after, they fled the scene and a chase ensued.Flathead County Sheriff’s Office deputies deployed a spike strip near Happy Valley that deflated the fleeing vehicle’s tires. The vehicle then went into the ditch. After several attempts to get the occupants to surrender, officers approached the vehicle where they found both people dead from apparent gunshot wounds.According to evidence in the vehicle, Salcido shot Janiak in the head before turning the gun on himself.Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino said it is unclear why Salcido and Janiak had come to Montana.According to the Medford Police Department, Salcido and Janiak were homeless and would often live out of their car. Although family members went to police in June with concerns about the whereabouts of the three people, Sgt. Steve Furst with the Medford Police Department said it was not uncommon for them to move around. Medford police had dealt with Salcido and Janiak off and on over the years, and the couple would frequently camp in a local recreational area. Janiak was known to have mental health issues.According to law enforcement, Salcido and Janiak were convicted of multiple felonies following a 2018 burglary. The Oregonian reports that the couple stole weapons and $10,000 worth of precious metals and coins. Warrants were issued for Salcido and Janiak after they failed to appear at court hearings in June.On Saturday, Heino said police in Oregon and Montana had received dozens of tips and that law enforcement was chasing down every lead. The investigation was complicated by the fact that Salcido and Janiak did not have cell phones or bankcards on them when they were found dead in their car July 24 following a brief police pursuit. Heino said it’s possible the couple had been using cash, meaning it would be hard to track their activity between when they went missing in June and when they turned up again last week.Furst said law enforcement believes Salcido and Janiak most likely traveled north through Washington and Idaho to Montana, possibly camping out of their car in remote areas. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

Irish Water’s €12m Donegal investment project to be complete by end of 2019

first_imgHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – January 3, 2019 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Previous articleGardai renew appeal for information on Letterkenny assaultsNext articleAngry scenes as man is charged with three year old’s murder in Derry News Highland Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Facebook Facebook Pinterest Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Irish Water’s €12m Donegal investment project to be complete by end of 2019 Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Irish Water has confirmed that works taking place across Donegal as part of the utility’s €12 million investment are expected to be complete by the end of 2019.The works involve the decommissioning and replacement of approximately 40km kilometres of ageing water mains at thirteen priority sections across Donegal including: Ballybofey South Backline, Argery Reservoir; Ballindrait & Lifford Reservoir, Three Trees, Quigleys Point, Cabry, Redcastle, Kerrykeel, Fanad, Sheskinbeg.Works are also scheduled for Derrybeg to Brinlack; Meenaleck to Ranafast; Corker, Rossnowlagh; Abbeylands, Ballyshannon; Ballyshannon Town (Erne Street & St. Benildus Avenue); and Bundoran West End.The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the street/road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customer’s water supply as well as the removal of 116 backyard services in Ballyshannon Town.Its expected, the ongoing works in Carlin, Kerrykeel; Donaghmore, Fanad; and also the pipeline from Meenaleck to Ranafast will be completed by the end of JanuaryIrish Water says the works in Argery, Ballindrait and Lifford commenced in December and should be completed by March 2019.Installation of the 1.4km water main at Sheskinbeg will begin at Stranacorkragh in January 2019 with works set to last approximately 5 weeks.Works to install 5km of water main from Derrybeg to Brinnalack will begin next month and are expected to last approximately 20 weeks.Installation of the 9km water main at Ballybofey South Backline (Cross Roads, Killygordon to Carrickmagrath, Ballybofey) will begin mid-January and progress towards Carrickmagrath, Ballybofey which is expected to last around 26 weeks.Irish Water statement in full:3 January 2019 – Irish Water working in partnership with Donegal County Council is investing €12 million in the replacement and rehabilitation of approximately 40km of old water mains across the county. The works commenced in September 2018 and will be completed by the end of 2019. The contract for the works was awarded to ShareRidge Limited.The works involve the decommissioning and replacement of approximately 40km kilometres of ageing water mains at thirteen priority sections across Donegal including: Ballybofey South Backline, Argery Reservoir; Ballindrait & Lifford Reservoir, Three Trees, Quigleys Point, Cabry, Redcastle, Kerrykeel, Fanad, Sheskinbeg. There are also works scheduled for Derrybeg to Brinlack; Meenaleck to Ranafast; Corker, Rossnowlagh; Abbeylands, Ballyshannon; Ballyshannon Town (Erne Street & St. Benildus Avenue); and Bundoran West End. The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the street/road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customer’s water supply.The project will also involve the removal of 116 backyard services in Ballyshannon Town.Kieran Collins, Irish Water stated “We are happy with the rate of progress and look forward to the works being completed on all 13 sections towards the end of 2019. This will improve the level of service to consumers and making significant progress on leakage reduction within the county”The ongoing works in Carlin, Kerrykeel; Donaghmore, Fanad; and also the pipeline from Meenaleck to Ranafast will be completed by the end of JanuaryThe works in Argery, Ballindrait and Lifford commenced in December and should be completed by March 2019Installation of the 1.4km water main at Sheskinbeg will begin on the L-1263 at Stranacorkragh in January 2019. It is expected that works will last for approximately 5 weeks.Installation of the 5km water main from Derrybeg to Brinnalack will begin on the R-257 at Derrybeg in February 2019. It is expected that works will last for approximately 20 weeks.Installation of the 9km water main at Ballybofey South Backline (Cross Roads, Killygordon to Carrickmagrath, Ballybofey) will begin on the L-3044-6 at The Cross, Killygordon commencing in mid-January 2019 and progress towards Carrickmagrath, Ballybofey. It is expected that works will last for approximately 26 weeks.Traffic management will be in operation at all sites during the works and rresidents and businesses in the affected areas will be notified ahead of the work commencing and provided with contact details should they have any questions. As the works are spread widely across various parts of the county, the priority and schedule of works has been agreed between the contractor and Irish Water, in consultation with the various Donegal County Council area roads offices to align with road works and other works programmes. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Klimow and Thomas beat Irondequoit

first_img Add to Google+ “She’s great at fielding her own position,” Castro added. “She’s determined. She’s here to win every single time, and she does not give up. That’s the best part about her. She’s going to work hard every single day to give us exactly what we need. We can always count here.”Klimow worked ahead to 20 of 26 batters and finished the game getting 10 ground ball outs. She threw 71 pitches (56 for strikes). Follow on Facebook This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Print This Post Klimow and Thomas beat Irondequoit Caitlyn Parsons and Stella VanGee led four Titans with multiple hits on the day.Parsons doubled in a run and later scored in a three-run first when the Titans sent seven to the plate and pushed across enough runs for the victory before Irondequoit’s first at-bat.Klimow started the outburst with a one-out double. Abby Suhr followed an RBI single and then scored on the Parsons two-bagger. Sammy Wesley capped the inning with an RBI base hit.Parsons finished 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored. Olivia Sciarabba, Abby Sykes and Amanda Northrup collected a single apiece for the Eagles.Thomas improved to 13-5 on the season with its eighth win in the last nine games. The Titans (9-0 league) will get a chance to clinch the division when they play Gates-Chili next Monday.Irondequoit fell to 8-7. Share on Facebookcenter_img Connect on Linked in Klimow and Thomas beat Irondequoit added by Paul Gotham on May 16, 2019View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdUndoCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensUndoAirPhysioThis All-Natural “Lung Cleaning” Device Helps Anyone Breathe EasierAirPhysioUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo By Paul Gotham on May 16, 2019No Comment Julianna Klimow. (Photo: PAUL GOTHAM)By PAUL GOTHAMIRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. — Julianna Klimow improved to 4-2 on the season, and the Webster Thomas Titans downed Irondequoit, 7-1 in Monroe County Division II action, Thursday.Klimow struck out nine without issuing a walk in a complete-game effort.“She is great at mixing it up to make sure there isn’t a pattern, to make sure that she’s keeping batters on their toes,” Thomas head coach Emily Castro said. “They don’t know what’s coming. They’re always guessing.”After allowing a two-out single in the first, the junior set down eight of the next nine batters faced. She took a shutout into the sixth inning. Subscribe by Email Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. “She always comes up big for us,” Castro said of her clean-up hitter. “She works really hard at the plate. She’s solid at first base for us as well.”VanGee went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Suhr had two hits in four at-bats with two RBI and two runs scored. Wesley doubled and drove in two with two hits.Eighth-grader Marlayna Cartagena tossed a complete game for Irondequoit. She doubled and scored the lone Irondequoit run in the sixth. Eighth grader Emma Rovet singled and drove in a run.last_img read more

Jackson Kulik’s game winner keeps Webster Thomas undefeated

first_img By Billy Heyen on February 18, 2021No Comment Add to Google+ Connect on Linked in Jackson Kulik’s game winner keeps Webster Thomas undefeated added by Billy Heyen on February 18, 2021View all posts by Billy Heyen →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentAirPhysioThis All-Natural “Lung Cleaning” Device Helps Anyone Breathe EasierAirPhysioUndoTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat InsuranceUndoAmazingWomanMagTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldAmazingWomanMagUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Subscribe by Emailcenter_img Webster Thomas mobs Jackson Kulik (right) after his go-ahead 3-pointer with a second remaining at Penfield. (Photo: BILLY HEYEN)By BILLY HEYENPENFIELD, N.Y. — As Jackson Kulik waited to inbound on the sideline with 9.7 seconds remaining Thursday night, he knew the ball was meant to make it back in his hands. Webster Thomas trailed by a point and wanted its star to take the game-deciding shot.Kulik inbounded to David Petz and slid to the left corner while Petz drove right. As the junior guard reached the baseline, he whipped a pass to Kulik, who rose up in the corner with two seconds on the clock. Money.“A little bit of nerves,” Kulik said. “But then once I caught it and was open, just took a deep breath and let it fly. It was a great pass.”Jackson Kulik gives @hoopstitans the lead, 60-58, with the 3 from the corner. Penfield gets a timeout before the buzzer. @PickinSplinters pic.twitter.com/hUQ8mEyL7O— Billy Heyen (@BillyHeyen) February 19, 2021Kulik’s 25 points and game-winning 3-pointer kept Webster Thomas (4-0) undefeated at the expense of Penfield (4-1) in a 60-58 win. Just as he had two nights ago, Kulik started slow before taking over in the second half. Supplemented by 20 points from Andrew Quinn, the Titans overcame multiple deficits in the fourth quarter to snatch victory away from the Patriots.“It’s a big win,” Webster Thomas head coach Griffin Coles said. “They’re a well-coached team. They’re a very good team.”On Tuesday night, against Spencerport, Kulik had a quiet first half, but that was mostly due to foul trouble. He scored five points before the break Tuesday, just as he did Thursday.Jackson Kulik scored 20 points in the second half on Feb. 18, 2021 at Penfield. (Photo: BILLY HEYEN)The issue against Penfield wasn’t fouls, though. Kulik was “floating” too much on the perimeter, Coles said. The Titans addressed that problem with Kulik at the half, but they needed other means of staying in the game before then.That’s where Quinn came in. He scored the game’s first bucket on a spin in the lane and had 11 points by the break. “Quinn is tough, man,” Coles said. “He loves the game of basketball. He’s always playing it. He’s high energy… He’s unorthodox, it looks sometimes a little uncoordinated, but he finishes those. He can finish, and he does.”11 first-half points for Andrew Quinn after this. @PickinSplinters @hoopstitans pic.twitter.com/rUqfrcQ9Kt— Billy Heyen (@BillyHeyen) February 19, 2021Quinn was crucial for Webster Thomas because Penfield’s Ty Salmon was on fire in the first half, when he scored 18 of his 22 points. That, too, would be something the Titans had to address at halftime. They used more ball pressure on Salmon in the second half, and with Penfield missing RJ Wilkins after an early leg injury, that approach mostly worked.“If we could get one stunt in there and help in defensively, we could stop (Salmon) from getting to the foul line,” Kulik said.Eight early points for @salmon_ty and @penfieldbball leads 16-12. @PickinSplinters pic.twitter.com/V2J4y6JbWk— Billy Heyen (@BillyHeyen) February 19, 2021Quinn’s efforts and Webster Thomas’ improved defense wouldn’t have mattered without Kulik, though. He took the halftime message to heart and immediately attacked in the third quarter, scoring four times while getting to the basket before nailing a triple from the wing.After just five points in the first half, Kulik scored 11 in the third quarter alone to send the Titans to the fourth up a point.“(Tuesday night) gave me the sense that I can get myself going in the locker room,” Kulik said. “With coach talking and just inside myself, just get it going if I don’t have a good first half.”Jackson Kulik already has eight in the third quarter and it’s a one-point game. @PickinSplinters @HoopsTitans pic.twitter.com/0kVEjZLu8D— Billy Heyen (@BillyHeyen) February 19, 2021Penfield struck first in the fourth, opening up a six-point lead with a few perimeter shots. But then Kulik answered immediately with a 3 and a hook shot to make it a one-point game again. Kulik hook. 54-53 Penfield and the Patriots throw it away. 2:46 left. @PickinSplinters @hoopstitans pic.twitter.com/QL430tkm26— Billy Heyen (@BillyHeyen) February 19, 2021The Patriots had one final answer, a 3-pointer from Aiden Cook, before Webster Thomas closed on a 7-1 run. Quinn got inside for a bucket and then hit two free throws to tie the game at 57.Salmon made one of his foul shots at the other end, setting Webster Thomas up for an attempt to win the game down a point. Coles drew up a play for Kulik that started with an inbound in front of the Titans’ bench, but a foul on the floor stopped the play and allowed another timeout and another playcall. The final attempt would depend on the junior guard Petz to make a difficult, wraparound pass along the baseline. Petz started Thursday’s game but didn’t score. Coles had no doubt in his ability to make the feed.“It’s a tough pass to make, the way we draw that up,” Coles said. “But I have full faith in David. Three-sport athlete, hard worker, just knows the game so well, I trust him.”Coles also didn’t question where the ball needed to go. Kulik’s the new leading man for Webster Thomas with the program’s all-time leading scorer, Andrew Mason, off at Daemen College. Coles could’ve drawn up a play inside or outside for Kulik, but they went with the corner 3 attempt.Petz delivered the pass right to Kulik’s chest. There was time for the junior to set his feet and fire. As part of the recent second-half barrages from Kulik, there was a momentary sense of inevitability as he let fly.Penfield called a timeout before the final buzzer and drew up a desperation play, but the shot didn’t go. Kulik had already been mobbed by his teammates heading into the timeout, so the celebration at the horn was subdued.Only after the Titans retreated to the locker room did the party pick up again with screams immediately upon leaving the spectators’ sights. Kulik’s big second half and clutch shot had given Webster Thomas plenty to shout about.“We’re young,” Coles said. “We start five underclassmen. It’s a big win coming on the road… I keep telling ‘em, we’ve got to keep improving, keep learning every single day. And these guys are doing that.”Scoring totalsWebster Thomas: Jackson Kulik (25), Andrew Quinn (20), Shawn Mason (10), Eli Adams (3), Sean Linder (2)Penfield: Ty Salmon (22), Aiden Cook (12), Andrew Faillace (8), Caden Harrington (7), Brady Schroeder (7), RJ Wilkins (2) Jackson Kulik, Penfield basketball, Webster Thomas basketball Jackson Kulik’s game winner keeps Webster Thomas undefeated Print This Post Follow on Facebook Share on Facebooklast_img read more

Manz claims 16% CIGS module record

first_imgManz claims 16% CIGS module recordGerman PV and battery manufacturing equipment supplier Manz has claimed a module efficiency world record for CIGS technology on its innovation line. The 16% conversion efficiency record was unveiled on Monday at the SNEC conference and trade show in Shanghai. April 27, 2015 Jonathan Gifford Events Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Technology Technology and R&D Share Manz has built on the research efforts of its technology partner, the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), to achieve a 16% efficient CIGS module. The new world record for the technology goes some distance in demonstrating the potential of CIGS, with ZSW having achieved 21.7% CIGS cells last year and Manz now transferring some of that technology to full-sized modules.The 16% Manz CIGS modules were produced on its innovation line, located in Schwäbisch Hall in southwestern Germany. Manz achieved the result using its co-evaporation deposition process.”With significantly lower production costs compared to crystalline solar cells, CIGS technology will play a large role in the coming investment cycle of the photovoltaics industry,” said the company’s founder and CEO Dieter Manz.Manz is still looking to sell one of its CIGSfabs, which can be scaled upwards from 50 MW nameplate production capacity.”Building on the know-how of ZSW and our own experts, it is thus absolutely realistic that we will already be able to present module efficiencies of significantly higher than 17% in the near future,” said Manz.Manz has begun marketing its CIGSfab based on ROI calculations it has performed for the facility. The company now claims that its CIGSfab can deliver an ROI of more than 15% when based on a 150 MW nameplate facility in China, producing modules at $0.40/W. 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Mozambique-Malawi power transmission line to evacuate 200MW

first_img AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Homepage image: Stock Featured image: Stock Following two decades of having signed a power trade agreement, the Mozambique-Malawi power transmission line project is officially set to begin in 2018. According to the Southern Times, the delay in the project has been due to former Malawian president Bingu wa Mutharika, who argued that Malawi was too poor to afford the monthly bill, expected to cost $480,000.Media reported that the project will involve the erection of a 218km high voltage power line with the capacity to transmit 200MW.Mateus Magala, president of the Mozambican state power company, Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM), said he expects financing of the project to be completed within three years and that construction of the line will take three years, and most of the energy will be produced by the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric dam.In the 2017/18 fiscal year, Malawi allocated $18 million to the energy sector. The Southern Times cited Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika’s state of the nation address: “Energy is a catalyst for socio-economic development. In this regard Malawi is implementing programmes and projects aimed at improving energy generation, transmission and distribution.”Mozambique-Malawi power transmission linesMozambique will construct 140km while 78km will be the responsibility of Malawi, media reported.The key element in the interconnection will be a 400kV transmission line between two substations, one at Matambo, in the western Mozambique province of Tete and the other at Phombeya in Malawi.It is reported that only 9% of the Malawian population have access to electricity in both urban and rural areas. As such, there are projects planned to improve electricity connections countrywide. Read more…Mutharika cited the enactment of the Electricity Act of 2016 that created the Electricity Generation Company, which took over the electricity generation function from Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi .“Completion of a feasibility study and environmental and social impact assessment for Malawi and Mozambique power interconnector, commencement of the Malawi Rural Electrification Program (MAREP) Phase 8 which will connect 336 rural centres throughout Malawi to the national electricity grid and completion of feasibility studies for the 300-Megawatt Kamwamba Coal-fired Power Plant”, he said. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development BRICScenter_img Finance and Policy Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Previous articleTlou Energy grants Lesedi CBM Mining LicenseNext articleZambia’s first wind power plant soon to commence construction Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Generationlast_img read more

A Heartfelt letter to Nirbhaya

first_imgHi friend,Nirbhaya or Braveheart ! What should I call you ? Ever since I have come to know about you, I always wanted to talk to you. But never dared to. What should I tell you, what should I ask you, and what would you say to me ? But today I want to congratulate you. “Hearty Congratulations friend”. Finally you got the justice you deserved. It is definitely a very very late justice. Sorry for that .We were all waiting for it. I know you too must have been eagerly waiting for it. But finally you won…I must say ‘we won’.I say ‘we won’ because I am sure all the women out there who know your ordeal always wanted it. But let me tell you, after you went, these crimes did not stop. Isn’t it shameful ? These kind of cases kept on going, they still do ! Every single day a girl is raped and murdered. And the accused flee free or their cases are still pending. At one time I felt, our country is not safe, but I believe we should make our women strong. India has a tradition of worshipping goddesses. We say ‘ Yatra Naryastu pujayante, tatra vasate devta’. Isn’t it an irony that these kind of crimes still happen here ?But we have it in our history too. Sita was abducted by Ravan and Draupadi was insulted by Duryodhan and his brothers in the whole Sabha. But it doesn’t mean that history needs to be repeated. The thing that is important is Ravan and Duryodhan were punished rigoursly for their crimes. Yes ‘Karma does come back’. And I would like to believe in it.All these years, from 2012 to 2020, for all the 8 years , I saw one thing that made one hopeful of justice. You want to know what ! The courage and perseverance of your parents. Hats off to them. Any parent would lose patience. But your parents never lost heart. They fought for justice so bravely as a king would in his battle field. Believe me, just thinking of the crime happening to my child bring shivers down my spine. But your parents kept the fire burning. Yes..once or twice your mother did lose control on her emotions. But your father was strong as a wall. She had tears in her eyes. Bas..that was it. And again she rose up to give you a justice that you deserved. Finally, a mother she is. Three cheers for your parents. They never lost hope. And see today, the convicts got hanged. They got the punishment they deserved. I hope this serves as a lesson to all those men who think of women as weak.Today your parents must be full of emotions, teary eyed, remembering you, missing you but most of all feeling satisfied that as parents they did what they ought to do. We are thankful to them for keeping the fire burning and not losing hope.Nirbhaya, my friend today I tell you to Rest in Peace. I never wanted to say this to you before because how could you rest in peace ? Was it possible ? But now you can. Rest In Peace Nirbhaya. You will always be remembered.Your friend,Sakhilast_img read more

FEI European Championships Strzegom 2019 Ponies

first_img SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. The Viking raiders from Denmark claimed all before them in Dressage, Team Great Britain swamped all-comers in Eventing and Irish eyes were smiling when they claimed all gold in Jumping at the FEI European Pony Championships 2019 staged in the Hippodrome at Morawa in Strzegom, Poland.A total of 153 riders aged between 12 and 16 years and representing 18 countries competed over five days of fast and furious action that began on 14 August and concluded today (August 18).DressageThe Danes were first to stand on the top step of the podium when taking Dressage team gold on Thursday. Their final scoreline of 226.829 gave Alexander Yde Helgstrand (Adriano B), Liva Addy Guldager Nielsen (D’Artagnan), Nathalie Thomassen (Lykkehoejs Dream of Dornik) and Thilde Rude Hare (Morgensterns Dakar) a narrow advantage over the Dutch side of Micky Schelstraete (Elin’s Noncisdador), Floor van der Kuijl (Champ of Daily), Robin Heiden (Colourfull Cannonball) and Evi van Rooij (King Stayerhof’s Jango) who had to settle for the silver on 25.771.Bronze went to Team Germany’s Shona Benner (Der Kleine Sunnyboy We), Lana-Pinou Baumburtel (Zinq Massimiliano FH), Antonia Busch-Kuffner (Daily Pleasure) and Rose Oatley (Daddy Moon). And such was the pure quality of the performances on all of the medal-winning teams that only 1.914 penalty points separated the gold medallists from their rivals in bronze who totalled 224.915.Helgstrand made it a triple celebration when going on to take both the Individual and Freestyle titles. In both cases it was team-mate Nielsen who finished in silver medal position ahead of Germany’s Benner in bronze.This was the perfect finale to Helgstrand’s pony career, as the talented young man who turns 16 in November is ready to move onto horses next year. His father is double-Olympian Andreas Helgstrand who took team bronze at the Beijing Games in Hong Kong in 2008 and individual silver at the FEI World Equestrian Games in Aachen (GER) in 2015, and his mother Marianne is also a highly competitive rider so Alexander has Dressage in his genes.“It was really exciting until the last moment, and after the last rider I was so happy, so it’s incredible! Adriano B is super sweet, he is a nice and relaxed pony, but when he is on a track at the show he is fighting,” said Yde Helgstrand , the new individual champion explained. And then the pair went on to do it again, posting a magnificent 82.140 to win the Freestyle in fine style.EventingIn Eventing the British took command in the Dressage phase and didn’t let go, pinning France into silver medal spot while Ireland claimed team bronze. And Team GBR very nearly filled all three steps of the individual podium too, with Finn Healy (Midnight Dancer) taking the gold ahead of Ibbie Watson (Bookhamlodge Pennylane), while Freya Partridge (Master Macky) lined up in fourth.However it looked as though it was their team-mate Daisy Bathe (SF Detroit) who was destined for the Individual honours when she went into today’s showjumping phase with nothing to add to her fantastic Dressage score of 26.8. But the track proved testing all morning, and when she had a stop late on the course and then a fence down, the addition of 10.28 penalty points saw her drop to seventh in the final analysis.Bronze went to Italy’s Camilla Luciani (Camelot Damgaard) who moved up from seventh after Dressage to third after a brilliant cross-country run, and whose single showjumping error still left her secure on the third step of the podium and well clear of fourth-place Partridge.The final British team score was 101.8, so they had a significant winning margin over the French side of Lisa Gualtieri (O Ma Doue Kersidal), Louise Petitjean (Versailled des Morins), Jonas de Vericourt (Vidock de Berder) and Lilou Ducastaing (Winnetou) who completed with 120.1 on the board. Ireland’s Grace Tyrell (Fiona’s Fionn), Alex Connors (Millridge Buachaill Bui), Brian Kuehnle (Tullibards Sixth Sense) and Tiggy Hancock (Coppenagh Spring Sparrow) moved up from fourth to third after good cross-country performances and stayed there when completing on a tally of 131.6.Reflecting on a brilliant result for himself and his team, newly-crowned individual champion, Britain’s Finn Healy, said “it was a testing cross-country track yesterday, very technical, it required some reactive riding, but we all did that and got ourselves into the position to win. It hasn’t really sunk in yet – it’s a dream come true!”JumpingThe Jumping team Championship was a real thriller, with two separate jump-offs to decide both gold and bronze.France and Germany, each carrying 12 faults, contested third place and it was the French foursome of Jeanne Hirel (Armene du Costilg), Ilona Mezzadri (Callas Rezidal Z), Pauline Scalabre (Sligo de Mormal) and Romane Orhant (Quabar des Monceaux) who squeezed their German opponents off the podium. Both sides added four faults to their scorelines but the French were considerably faster, posting 136.75 while Germany returned in the combined time of 148.32 seconds.As if that wasn’t exciting enough it was edge-of-the seat stuff when Ireland’s John McEntee (Little Smithe), Niamh McEvoy (Ardfry Skye) and brothers Tom Wachman (Ocean des As) and Max Wachman (Cuffesgrange Cavalidam) took on Britain’s Shaunie Greig (Casino Royale), Claudia Moore (Elando van de Roshoeve), Lily Bremner (Lapislazuli) and Holly Truelove (Rexter D’Or).Tied on a two-round total of four faults, and with gold hanging in the balance, both teams produced three more clear rounds and it was Max Wachman’s breath-taking last-to-go run that swung it in Ireland’s favour. Breaking the beam in 40.22 seconds he rounded their total to 129 seconds which left Ireland just 1.72 seconds quicker than Britain in silver medal spot.And then Max Wachman made it double-gold today when the grandson of world-famous thoroughbred horse producers John and Sue Magnier from Coolmore Stud in County Tipperary was the only rider to complete all five Championship rounds on a zero score.It took yet another jump-off, this time between Great Britain’s Holly Truelove and Italy’s Ilona Mezzadri to decide Jumping silver and bronze, and, first to go, Truelove came off best when Mezzadri left two on the floor. 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