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Vermont’s largest solar installation to be commissioned tomorrow in South Burlington

first_imgAllEarth Renewables, Inc.,Just four miles from where they were designed and manufactured, 382 solar trackers composed of more than 9,000 individual panels make up Vermont’s largest solar installation — which will be commissioned tomorrow, July 27 with the touch of an iPhone. The project is the largest solar farm of its kind in all of North America.Joined by Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, Lt. Governor Phil Scott, and House Speaker Shap Smith, the Williston-based AllEarth Renewables will host the businesses and partners that had a hand in building the 2.2 MW solar farm. The project, part of the state’s innovative Standard Offer program, uses the Vermont-made AllSun Tracker ‘ pole-mounted solar energy systems that use GPS and wireless technology to orient with the sun throughout the day to produce more energy than fixed solar.Featured guests include more than 75 suppliers, electricians, engineers, contractors and other workers that helped make the project happen.What: Commissioning of Vermont’s largest solar installation, a 2.2 MW solar tracker farmWhen: TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 27 at 2pmWhere: 350 Dubois Lane, South Burlington (just off of Route 116)last_img read more

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Tyson Fury talks mental health, Tom Schwarz, why he couldn’t have gotten up from the Deontay Wilder knockdown three years ago

first_imgWith something to fight for that is bigger than himself, Fury doesn’t plan on relinquishing his undefeated record to anybody. But the one thing that he’s going to make certain of is that he’s going to entertain while doing what he was born to do. Some may think he’s taking Schwarz lightly, but Fury is at his best when he’s having fun. “I box because I like to keep happy and it keeps me happy to fight. I plan to box until I can’t box anymore,” he said. “I feel fantastic at the minute. Boxing keeps me really happy, and I’m very happy with where I am in my life at the minute. I want to box on. I don’t see myself retiring. I just turned 30 years old. I’ve got over 10 years left in this game, so you’ll have to keep seeing me for the next 10 years, I’m afraid. Keep entertaining, keep putting on great shows.” LAS VEGAS — All 6 feet, 9 inches of Tyson Fury is holding court at the David Copperfield Theater at the MGM Grand. He’s handling interviews like an expert with some poignant jokes and colorful comments sprinkled in to ensure that no two interviews are the same. Some may say his media obligations are more challenging than his opponent Saturday night, as Fury will make his Las Vegas debut that will coincide with his first fight under the Top Rank/ESPN banner against unheralded Tom Schwarz (24-0, 16 KOs) on June 15.  Join DAZN and watch Andrade vs. Sulecki on June 29Whether or not he believes that doesn’t matter at this moment. He’s having fun joking with members of the media and just having a good damn time of it all. Just a few minutes earlier, he engaged in a staredown with Schwarz that would make Derek Zoolander and Hansel “So Hot Right Now” McDonald jealous.Zoolander and Hansel would be proud of this face off between Tyson Fury and Tom Schwarz. pic.twitter.com/WHkcjPpOlO— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) June 12, 2019Rather than mean mug one another, the pair of giants decided to have a tongue-in-cheek posedown where the only thing they flashed were their clothes. Fury would win this makeshift runway of a faceoff as his suit, patterned with 1910 cigarette cards, stole the show. Here’s an up close look at Tyson Fury’s attention snatching suit at today’s final press conference. #FurySchwarz pic.twitter.com/oS7w6kt60e— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) June 12, 2019It’s a far cry from where Fury was a few years ago. Depressed, drugged up and soaked in liquor, the nearly 400-pound Fury was a mere afterthought after shocking the world and upending Wladimir Klitschko for the heavyweight title in 2015. But the victory nearly spelled out his demise as another fighter who allowed the fame to poison his future and exasperate his pre-existing suicidal mental state. A well-documented battle with depression ensued and Fury came out on the other side two and a half years later in better shape with his mind intact. A pair of victories set himself up for a WBC title clash with the heavy hitting Deontay Wilder last December that ended in a thrilling split draw that was highlighted by Fury rising from the dead after eating a hellacious combination from “The Bronze Bomber” in the 12th round. “Everybody counted me out,” Fury says to Sporting News without being specific about his fighting career or being dropped by Wilder. “Nobody thought I had a chance of coming back. Even my family thought I was gone. I was finished, but I dusted myself off and got back at it and here I am.”Although he was undefeated before needing to step away from the sport, Fury says that there is “no chance” he would have gotten up from that 12th-round knockdown had it not been for him overcoming his “demons.”  “One hundred percent not,” Fury says. “Because I had overcome the mental issues before I could ever dream to overcome the physical issues. I managed to do that and I’m very thankful for everything turning out the way that it did.”Fury’s new promoter compared the lineal heavyweight champion to the likes of Muhammad Ali and George Foreman when it comes to fighters who have a cause bigger than what happens in the ring. For Ali, it was civil rights. Foreman wanted to prove that age wasn’t anything but a number when he became the heavyweight champion for the second time at age 45. Fury’s cause is mental health, and the 30-year-old won’t shy away from it. “I talk about mental health a lot because 18 months ago I was in a dark place,” he said at the press conference. “I wanted to prove to people that there is a way back. It’s not impossible. I like to inspire people to change their lives. Anyone can come back from anything. “I believe my calling card is to help people that are struggling across the world. The oppressed and the down and out. I want to reach out and touch people.”On Saturday, the first person he’s looking to reach out and touch is Schwarz. And should he leave Vegas victorious, a highly anticipated rematch with Wilder is slated for 2020. Eliminated from this equation is Anthony Joshua, who was stunned by Andy Ruiz just a few weeks earlier. But regardless of how big of an upset Ruiz pulled off, Fury doesn’t believe that there’s any heavyweight who comes close to him, or Wilder, for that matter. “It’s me, Deontay and then all of the rest in any order you want to do,” Fury said. last_img read more

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‘We’re here to attack!’ – Dortmund boss sends rallying cry for Liverpool clash

first_imgThomas Tuchel has made it clear that Borussia Dortmund have travelled to Anfield for victory, when they take on Liverpool in the Europa League on Thursday.The Germans are at a slight disadvantage heading into the second leg tie on Merseyside, with Divock Origi netting a vital away goal at the Westfalenstadion.However, few have written the Bundesliga giants off, as Tuchel can arguably call upon the strongest group of players in the Europa League.The 42-year-old believes his players may have been affected by the intense atmosphere in Dortmund last week, with Jurgen Klopp’s return to the Westfalenstadion, and he has insisted his team will attack from the off this time round.“There was a special situation with Jurgen coming home and you can’t deny the energy this gives to you or takes away from you,” said Tuchel.“The overall circumstances are different. Perhaps the players were inhibited in the first leg but going into the second leg it will be different.“We know what we have to achieve: to score. We are here to attack and here to take risks.“We don’t want to score one, we want two or even more. We want to see what is possible in terms of our potential.”With Liverpool 90 minutes away from another European semi-final, it is expected that Anfield will transform for the night, building an intense atmosphere which will push the Reds on to victory.However, Tuchel is not scared of the impending game, claiming that he and his players are relishing the opportunity to play at Liverpool’s famous ground.“It is the first time I have been here but everyone knows about the Kop, the history and the red kits,” the German added.“It is difficult to describe exactly how I feel. I think back to when I was a kid and there were a handful of shirts you knew about and one of those was Liverpool’s.“The game will be watched by millions and we need a special approach and special performance tomorrow. We are ready.” 1 Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel last_img read more

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