first_img Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Temporary bin collection time changes in Derry Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Facebook Pinterest Derry City and Strabane District Council has announced some changes to bin collection times in the coming days.In the Lyndhurst Road area of the city, blue bins due to be collected today will be serviced tomorrow (Fri) instead. The specific areas affected areas  :LYNDHURST ROAD, ROSSDOWNEY ROAD, SUTTON GARDENS, SUTTON GROVE, BELGRAVE PARK, MOSLEY PARK, TAMWORTH CRESCENT, CHEADLE PARK, LYNDHURST MANORBins which were to have been collected on Monday will now be collected on Tuesday in:CLON ELAGH,WOODBROOK, LOWER GALLIAGH ROAD, UPPER GALLIAGH ROAD, GRANSHA, OAKGROVE SCHOOL, GRANSHA ROAD, JUDGES ROAD & RUGBY CLUBCLOONEY ROAD, BLOOMFIELD PARK, OAKFIELD MEWS, THE MEADOWS Previous articleNomination of EU Commission president a ‘grubby backroom deal’ – CarthyNext articleSearches take place on Derry building site News Highland Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – July 4, 2019 WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

first_img Tags: Cade Potter/Landon Brenchley/Liam McChesney/Utah State Aggies Basketball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah – Utah State head men’s basketball coach Craig Smith has announced the additions of three high school standouts to the 2019-20 signing class. The signings include Liam McChesney (Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada/Charles Hays Secondary School), Cade Potter (Orange, Calif./Orange Lutheran HS) and Landon Brenchley (Millville, Utah/Ridgeline HS).McChesney, a 6-9 forward, was selected as a member of the Canadian U17 National Team last summer after averaging 30 points, 14 rebounds and five assists per game as a junior at Charles Hays Secondary School in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. McChesney was also part of the pool for the Canadian U17 Team as a sophomore as one of the top-25 athletes in the nation. “Liam is a multi-dimensional athlete that can play all over the floor,” Smith said. “He is a legitimate 6-9, very long, and can shoot it from anywhere. He can score the ball at every level and is an excellent passer and rebounder. He has great feel for the game.”Potter, a 6-8 forward, who is an Orange Lutheran High School product in Orange, Calif., averaged 11.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, 1.6 steals and 1.4 assists per game as a junior last season. Potter will depart on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the spring and will join the Aggies for the 2021-22 season.“Cade is another versatile player,” Smith said. “He has good size, great strength, and is a player we can utilize almost anywhere on the floor. He is a powerful athlete that can make a lot of good things happen.”Brenchley, a 6-4 guard, is a Cache Valley product and a three-year varsity starter at Ridgeline High School. Last season, Brenchley averaged 19.0 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.2 steals per game en route to earning first-team all-region honors. As a sophomore, Brenchley was a member of the starting rotation and helped the Riverhawks to a state title, earning third-team all-region honors along the way.“Landon brings size and versatility to the table and has a high basketball IQ,” Smith said. “He has the ability to stretch the defense and has a great feel for the game. He’s a good rebounder and brings a lot of intangibles that make him a great addition to our program.”Utah State returns to the floor on Friday, hosting Utah Valley at 7 p.m., inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum as part of the MGM Main Event. The Aggies will play the final two contests of the MGM Main Event next week in Las Vegas, opening with Saint Mary’s at T-Mobile Arena on Monday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m. (MT).Utah State men’s basketball news and information is available on Facebook (, on Twitter (@usubasketball) and on Instagram (@usubasketball). Fans can also get USU men’s basketball highlights on YouTube ( Aggie fans can follow the Utah State athletic program on Twitter (@usuathletics), on Facebook ( or on Instagram (@usuathletics). November 14, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State Basketball Signs Three High School Standouts to 2019-20 Class Robert Lovelllast_img read more

first_imgAUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Environmental Protection released a draft order today permitting the New England Clean Energy Connect Project proposed by Central Maine Power.The draft order includes requirements limiting the proposed transmission corridor to 54 feet at its widest point in Segment 1 – the roughly 53-mile section proposed to run from the Canadian border down to The Forks – rather than the previously proposed 150 feet. In a statement announcing the issuance of the draft permit, DEP said that the project as originally proposed would have had “significant impacts,” particularly in that section.“The record information also shows that it is feasible to avoid and minimize those impacts through a variety of mitigation measures,” the DEP statement said. “The draft order does so, imposing a set of conditions identified and developed through the public process. Several of these conditions have never before been required for construction and maintenance of transmission lines in the State of Maine.”In addition to the limit to corridor width, the order requires the preservation of approximately 14 miles of canopy preservation, the conservation of more than 700 acres of deer wintering area and deer traveling corridors across the transmission corridor and prohibits the use of herbicides throughout Segment 1.Other requirements would include requiring CMP conserve 40,000 acres in western Maine, $1.87 million for culvert replacement projects aimed at enhancing fish habitats and improving water quality.The Maine Department of Environmental Protection today released a draft order that requires an unprecedented level of environmental and natural resource protection,” the DEP wrote in its statement.Three conservation groups that have indicated their opposition to the project criticized the decision in a joint statement, saying that the transmission corridor “continues to carve an unacceptable path through a globally significant forested landscape and provides no verifiable reduction in greenhouse gas pollution. While we appreciate the Department’s attempt to reduce impacts, this remains the wrong project in the wrong place.”DEP is accepting written public comment on the draft order from March 13 to March 27. Written comments must be submitted by close of business on Friday, March 27. Before making a final decision, DEP will review and consider all written comments. To submit written comments on this draft order, please contact: Jim Beyer, Maine DEP, State House Station #17, Augusta, ME 04333. Email address is [email protected] Detailed information, including a copy of the draft order, can be found on Maine DEP’s website.The NECEC project has already gotten approval from the Land Use Planning Commission, following the LUPC vote in January. Planners are currently seeking permitting through federal agencies, including the Army Corps of Engineers and a presidential permit issued by the U.S. Department of Energy. There are also local permitting processes in organized municipalities along the corridor’s proposed route.last_img read more

first_imgNotre Dame announced the cancellation of in-person classes and closing of residence halls through a school-wide email on Wednesday.The University published a series of letters detailing regulations and suggestions for on-campus students, students currently abroad, faculty, staff and parents. The series of decisions responded to the continued spread of COVID-19 throughout the United States and more than 100 colleges closing their campuses, including Indiana University, Purdue, Northwestern, Duke and Harvard.Following the University’s announcement, the Department of Health confirmed the first case of coronavirus in St. Joseph County. Previously, there had been 10 cases confirmed in Indiana. Many students are satisfied with the school’s decision. “Notre Dame did the right thing,” senior Erin Shang said. “Many students travel in the U.S. or abroad during the break, and there is a potential risk of spreading coronavirus on campus. Closing the campus definitely decreases such risk.”Shang said she thought the policy was flexible. “The school doesn’t totally shut down,” she said. “Students who can’t return home can still remain on campus, and many departments are still operating.” According to the announcement, students are encouraged to stay or return home after spring break. However, some international students face difficulties going home.Junior Jiadai Li, who is originally from China, said she plans to stay in her dorm, Flaherty Hall. “It’s unrealistic to [be] going home,” Li said. “We don’t know the certain restart time of in-person classes, and I may not able to re-enter America because of the travel ban. The situation of the epidemic is still serious in China.”Residence halls will close Tuesday at noon. The Office of Residential Life will contact students who may be unable to return home, and they could be approved to remain on campus, according to the announcement email from the Division of Student Affairs.Miranda Ma, senior advisor for Asia of Notre Dame International, sent a message to a Chinese student chat group: “All international students (Non-American Citizenship or Green Card Holders) will receive an email from the Office of Residential Life and you will be approved to stay on campus.”Apart from residence halls, Fischer Graduate Residences will remain open, and all residents are permitted to stay until the end of their leases, according to the Division of Student Affairs letter.Off-campus residences are not affected by the campus closures. Most offices and departments serving students will continue to operate, including North Dining Hall, University Health Services and University Counseling Center.However, some departments may be closed or limited, leaving staff members concerned about their pay. When she received the email from the Office of the President at noon Wednesday, Faith Thomas, a staff member working at Duncan Student Center, began to worry about her job. “This is my only job,” Thomas said. “If the restaurants [at Duncan] close because the school closes, how can I get my salary? What am I going to do?”Later in the afternoon, associate vice president for human resources Robert McQuade sent a letter to Notre Dame staff.“All full-time and part-time regular employees will continue to receive the regular pay and benefits for work hours for which they are normally scheduled,” McQuade said in the letter. “This will apply even if their department goes to limited staffing or they are not able to work due to organizational decisions.”Changes to the University class schedule begin with an extra week before courses move to online-only, extending spring break until March 23. All in-person classes will be replaced with online courses or other alternative options from March 23 through at least April 13, according to the University announcement.However, the extension of break does not intend to encourage students to travel domestically or abroad, Emily Saavedra, international and graduate programs administrative assistant at the Law School, said.“The extension of break and online courses are the reaction to a global emergency and all the students should also take action on it, that is self-quarantine when it’s needed and social distancing,” Saavedra said. “If you go party in a foreign country right now and the outbreak starts, you may not be able to come back. In this case, we can’t guarantee the extension of the online course and other special-time accommodations particularly for you.”According to the Division of Student Affairs, students who have traveled to any country rated as a CDC Level 3 travel advisory — currently China, South Korea, Iran and Italy — are required to self-quarantine and self-monitor their temperature for 14 days before coming onto campus.While the campus is mostly closed, education and research continue. However, students and faculty have voiced concern about the potential difficulties of classes being conducted online.“The interaction and discussion between students on class may be affected,” law student Joseph Pog said. “In the classroom, students’ interactions are direct and immediate, which helps us to think more and learn more, but it may not be effective on the online course.”Pog said it’s understandable that the online course is the best solution in the current circumstance.“The professors should also be trained about how to deliver the online courses well,” he said.Students studying in labs or studios are especially concerned about online courses.“A lot of my classes are discussion or experiment-based,” junior ACMS and economics major Mitchell Larson said. “[Online classes] means I’m losing out on that education.”Notre Dame is working on the support of teaching transition. In a letter to faculty, Provost Tom Burish said a team supported by ND Learning and the Office of Information Technologies had been collecting and organizing a set of online resources to help with the transition to online instruction.“We recognize that these steps, while necessary, are disruptive and that delivering instruction remotely poses unique challenges for many courses and programs,” Burish said in the letter. “[But] we continue to provide our students with the best possible educational experience at Notre Dame under extraordinary circumstances.”The petitioner: “We international students face more vulnerable status”Before Notre Dame decided to close campus due to the coronavirus, more than 100 other colleges had already done so. Seeing other colleges close campuses one after another, some students began to worry about safety when students returned to campus from all over the country and world after spring break.A petition to transition Notre Dame to remote learning was initiated online Tuesday and obtained more than 300 signatures as of Wednesday evening. “We strongly petition the University to consider shifting all classes online for at least 14 days right after the break,” the petition said.Erin Shang, one of the initiators, said the reason for launching the petition was because many students at Notre Dame didn’t take the coronavirus epidemic seriously enough. “Some friends made fun of me when I canceled my spring break plans because of coronavirus,” Shang said. “They were like, ‘Dude, why are you so uptight? This is just a flu. You gotta live your life.’” Shang said she also worried about the potential risk after the break, and she sent an “emotional email” to Erin Hoffmann Harding, “begging her to take some measures.” “However, I just got a very automatic and robotic response from her saying, ‘We’re dealing with this situation and finding solutions, please rest and we’ll be praying for you,’” Shang said. “It was at that moment that I realized one person’s voice wasn’t enough. I should bring more people to speak out.”A large part of the signatures drive from student originally from China, Shang said. Having grown up in Beijing, she said her own thought process about the coronavirus could be different from that of other students.“Many domestic students don’t think it’s serious because they don’t know how bad it could be,” she said. “They don’t know the medical system could run out of resources and the number of cases could just keep piling up.”There are still domestic students who are concerned about the outbreak of coronavirus, including Larson, who is from Wisconsin.“My grandparents live near me, and I am worried that they could potentially catch it, as they are a vulnerable population,” Larson said.International students are concerned not only about how coronavirus is impacting their own countries but also the risks it poses for them in the United States.“I can’t afford to get sick in the United States,” Shang said. “I don’t know if the health insurance will pay for everything. I don’t know how much it will cost if we use emergency serves, especially ambulances. We just have more financial concerns to worry about. … My parents can’t reach us because of the travel ban, and they will be worried sick if I get sick. The worst scenario, if we die here, our parents will never be able to see us again.”Domestic students don’t have these concerns, Shang said, as they have more options of insurances and their family is right here, but international students don’t necessarily have the same luxuries.“Sometimes I feel powerless,” she said.Shang called the petition a way for international students and all members of the University community to empower themselves. “Besides speaking out as a student from the Chinese community and the international community, the petition is also for all the members of the Notre Dame community,” Shang said. “I just hope the University can create a safe and healthy environment.”When she learned Notre Dame decided to close the campus, Shang said she felt better about the situation.“I’m really touched by the school,” Shang said. “I’m finally in relief.” Managing Editor Natalie Weber and Associate News Editor Serena Zacharias contributed to this report.Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, online courses, petition, Student reactionslast_img read more

first_imgFitch sees significant growth potential for green hydrogen in Asia-Pacific region FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Asian Power:Amid increasing viability of the technology, government support and investor interests in several markets, substantial growth opportunities abound for the green hydrogen sector in Asia Pacific over coming years, according to Fitch Solutions.The report observed increasing traction in electrolyser technologies as a carbon-free alternative, which involves the use of electricity to produce hydrogen from water, primarily from non-hydro renewable generation sources.Fitch estimates Asia’s electrolyser capacity to reach over 10GW over the coming decade, but this could still accelerate. “The resulting ‘green hydrogen’ is a highly adaptable energy carrier and can be used in a wide and increasing number of industry applications,” the report stated.A key driver to its development is closely linked to the abundance of cheap low-carbon electricity. “We believe that the proliferation of renewable energy in the region, and its rapidly-falling costs, will push production costs of hydrogen down and drive adoption of the technology,” Fitch added.According to a broad consensus, the cost of electrolysers could half and reach market parity with grey, fossil fuel based, hydrogen by 2030, making it a highly competitive energy alternative.The growth of green hydrogen in the region is expected to be driven by Japan and Australia, but there is also increasing support from China, India, South Korea, Singapore and New Zealand. Most of these markets have included hydrogen into their policy agenda.More: Growth opportunities arise for green hydrogen in Asia Pacificlast_img read more