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first_imgBaltimore-based offshore wind developer US Wind Inc. has signed an agreement with EPIC Applied Technologies for the installation of its meteorological tower at the site of the proposed 268MW wind farm offshore Maryland.Installation of the MET Mast tower is scheduled to begin on 14 July, with installation anticipated to be completed by 8 August, US Wind said.The met tower will be used to collect raw wind data at a height comparable to the eventual turbines’ height. The collected wind data will be used primarily to validate the virtual data collected through what have primarily been mathematical models to date, and will also to monitor the performance of the installed turbines during the lifetime of the eventual wind farm.“This important milestone represents US Wind’s ongoing commitment to realizing this first-of-its-kind large-scale renewable energy project in the State of Maryland,” said Riccardo Toto, President of US Wind, Inc.“We look forward to delivering the significant economic and job-creation benefits that our project represents and to advancing our leadership position in this fast-developing new American industry.”The US Wind Maryland project, expected to be operational during 2023, will involve the installation of up to 32 wind turbines 17 miles off the coast of Ocean City.In May 2017, the project was approved to receive offshore renewable energy credits (ORECs).It is anticipated that the US Wind project will result in the creation of approximately 7,000 direct and indirect jobs and represent an in-state investment of nearly USD 1.5 billion, US Wind said.last_img read more

first_img Published on October 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Iona Holloway looked out of place.Her ‘crazy’ hair flowed down past her shoulders. She wore a white buttoned-down, collared shirt, cargo shorts that went down to her shins and dark, low-cut Chuck Taylor’s. This was her attire on the first day of Syracuse’s field hockey camp in August 2009.Taking one glance at the freshman, Ange Bradley immediately burst out laughing.‘(Ange) just burst out laughing at me and said, ‘What has Scotland sent me?” Holloway said between chuckles. ‘I don’t think it was maybe the best first impression, but the only way was up from there, I guess.’Since taking the helm in 2007, Bradley has transformed a mediocre, middle-of-the-pack Syracuse (11-2, 3-0 Big East) program into a legitimate national contender by expanding SU’s recruiting efforts and utilizing promotional summer camps. She has brought in players specifically geared toward helping the team from across the Northeast, as well as five different countries — like Scotland. And the result has been a 79-20 record and winning percentage a shade under .800.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBradley will coach her 100th game with Syracuse on Friday when SU hosts Georgetown at 6 p.m. and looks to continue its conference dominance. The Orange also hosts Vermont (6-7, 0-2 America East) on Sunday at noon.Bradley wasted little time in her first year at SU after leaving Richmond after the 2006 season. She coached the Orange to a 12-7 record, its best since 2001.And as Holloway referenced, it only got better from there. The junior back said that SU’s current ranking — fifth in the nation — compared to the team’s unranked status when Bradley took over is proof enough.‘I’m not sure of the exact statistics of the sort of over her tenure how it has improved, but it’s just been an exponential curve of improvement,’ Holloway said.That steepness can at least be partially accredited to Bradley’s ability to bring in talented recruits locally, nationally and internationally. Scrolling through SU’s 19-player roster, four are from the New York and New Jersey areas and six, including Holloway, came from outside the United States.Bradley has dangled SU’s winning reputation in front of potential recruits, resulting in an improved freshman class each season, Holloway said.Amy Kee, who lived in England her entire life before coming to Syracuse, never met Bradley before committing. The two had only spoken over the phone, but she was convinced.‘I think she does a really good job recruiting, her and the assistant coaches,’ Kee said. ‘They go to all different areas, and they really know what kind of freshmen we want for our team and what’s going to work.’But rather than exclusively visiting recruits, Bradley has built a tradition of holding camps at Syracuse — like the one Holloway participated in as a freshman.The camps are open to everyone and are not specifically geared toward assessing potential recruits, but it helps to have talented players attend, Bradley said. Holding the camps in the summer allows Bradley and the rest of her coaching staff to see the myriad players without having to worry about in-season obligations.‘That’s why you coach camps in summers, so you can see kids,’ Bradley said. ‘You run your own camp so kids can get on your campus and have an opportunity to train and work with your staff.’The freshmen and younger participants form teams and compete against one another in two-day competitions — the first of which is an eight-hour session. Bradley uses these camps as a measuring stick to gauge which of the current players can consistently perform at a high level, Holloway said.And it has worked.In just her second season at SU, Bradley earned National Coach of the Year honors, leading the Orange to a No. 1 ranking and its first-ever Final Four appearance. They were the first female team at SU to be ranked first nationally.Starting that season, the Orange dominated Big East play, winning two of the last three conference tournaments and three straight regular-season crowns. And on the national level, Syracuse has held a top-10 spot in the NFHCA Coaches Poll for each of the last 38 weeks.Bradley has revitalized the Orange.‘She came in and within what, two or three years, they went to No. 4 in the country. It’s incredibly impressive,’ Kee said. ‘She’s obviously done a lot to build this program.‘I feel like it’s a field hockey powerhouse at the moment.’[email protected]last_img read more

first_imgBUFFALO, N.Y. — As consistency issues continue to plague the Sharks eight weeks into the season, the team is relaying a message to its fans: stick with us.Heading into Tuesday’s showdown with the Buffalo Sabres (16-6-2), Sharks fans are outraged that a team considered to be among the most talented in franchise history isn’t performing like Stanley Cup contenders. Some are going as far as to call for Pete DeBoer’s job, assuming that the team’s inability to find consistency on the defensive side …last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2016 Ohio Beef Expo kicked off on Friday. It’s certainly one of the most popular events for Ohio cattlemen to attend. This event attracts over 30,000 participants from 25 states and Canada each year. The Expo included breed sales, shows and displays, educational events, a highly competitive junior show and a trade show with over 140 exhibitors.On Friday, Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo spoke with Bruce Smith of COBA Select Sires. Listen to the interview here:Bruce Smith Select Sires Beef interview with Dale Minyo 3-18-16This annual event, coordinated by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, included breed sales, shows and displays, trade show and a highly competitive junior show. This year’s junior show was the largest ever with more than 850 junior heifers and steers and more than 450 exhibitors competing in showmanship.In the Junior Show, the Grand Champion market animal was the champion crossbred exhibited by Kendra Gabriel from Pickaway County. The Reserve Champion market animal was the reserve crossbred exhibited by Caden Jones of Allen County.The Grand Champion Heifer was the Champion % Simmental Heifer exhibited by Tyson Woodard of Darke County. The Reserve Champion Heifer was the Champion Purebred Simmental Heifer exhibited by Ali Muir of Auglaize County.There were also several breed sales. The Angus sale grossed $183,870 with bulls averaging $3,512 and females averaging $3,473. The Hereford Sale grossed $115,305 with bulls selling for an average of $3,013 and females selling for an average of $2,573. The Maine-Anjou sale grossed $250,050 with bulls averaging $4,270 and females averaging $3,087. The Shorthorn sale grossed $165,260 with bulls averaging $2,369 and the females averaged $3,294. The Simmental Sale grossed $307,520 with bulls averaging $3,753 and females averaging $3,332.On Friday, March 20 at 10:00 a.m. New Holland Agriculture presented a Forage Seminar,l featuring discussions by Dr. Francis Fluharty, Research Professor in the OSU Department of Animal Sciences, and Robert Hendrix, New Holland hay and forage product specialist. Also new in 2016, United Producers, Inc. sponsored an online feeder cattle sale.Over 140 exhibitors are on display at this year’s trade show.Each day was filled with many activities for a wide variety of interests. Sires of several different breeds were on display at the Genetic Pathway throughout the event. Breed shows and parades were held for Angus, Hereford, Miniature Hereford, Murray Grey, and Shorthorns. Other Friday highlights included a Nutrition Seminar and the Junior Show Welcome Party and Fitting Demonstration.The Saturday schedule was full of activity. Breed sales held included Angus, Hereford, Maine-Anjou, Shorthorn, and Simmental. Junior activities included a judging contest, a Beef Quality Assurance Program, and the Junior Show Showmanship Contest. The Trade Show and Genetic Pathway were open as well. Sunday is the final day of the event. The highlight of the day was the Junior Heifer and Steer Show.For more results from the Ohio Beef Expo, go to: http://www.ohiobeefexpo.com/ Feeder Cattle Sale Shorthorn Show Shorthorn Show Hereford Show Over 140 exhibitors are on display at this year’s trade show. Dale Minyo speaking with Bruce Smith at the Ohio Ag Net booth. Ashley Peter, Defiance Co., sets up her Shorthorn heifer for the judge. Karly Goetz, Ottawa Co., leads her ShorthornPlus steer. Nathan Siebold, Madison Co., looks over his ShorthornPlus steer. Blake Martin, Huron Co., with his High% Maine. Maddox Cupp, Fairfield Co., won his Hereford heifer class. Brooke Weeks, Champaign Co., leads her Maine-Anjou steer. Amanda Nething, Richland Co., and her Hereford steer Ryan Flax, Clark Co., and his Hereford steer Josh Elder gives a fitting demonstration for Stock Show University. Kendra Gabriel, Pickaway Co., won her market heifer class. Delaney Jones, Allen Co., with her Simmental steer Samantha Parks, Warren Co., with her MaineTainer heifer Taylor Elliot, Richland Co., watches the judge with her MaineTainer heifer.last_img read more