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12 communities selected to pilot e-Vermont project

first_imgA dozen rural communities across the state will receive digital tools and in-depth training as the initial participants in the new e-Vermont Community Broadband Project. The twelve will benefit from the expertise and resources of e-Vermont’s statewide partners as the local groups develop ways to take full advantage of the Internet for job creation, school innovation, providing social services, and increasing civic involvement. e-Vermont is a new, $3.8 million initiative to help rural Vermont towns take full advantage of the Internet and advance a wide variety of local needs including economic development, school innovation, job creation, downtown marketing, community engagement, and e-commerce.The 2010 communities (selected from over 40 applicants) are Brighton, Bristol, Canaan, Cambridge, Grand Isle County, Ludlow, Middlesex, Newport, Poultney, Pownal, Sunderland, and West Rutland. [1]“Vermonters have a long history of innovation and finding creative ways to meet our goals,” notes Project Director Helen Jordan. “e-Vermont will continue that tradition by bringing 21st century tools to these communities and nurturing the local development of model solutions we can adapt statewide.”e-Vermont is not stringing cable or fiber, but is working to make better use of broadband where it is available. An unprecedented network of partnerships will contribute to this two-year project.Each community will become part of the Front Porch Forum network, helping link neighbors to each other and local services.Digital Wish will bring technology into the classrooms (including a limited number of Netbook computers) and provide essential training for students, teachers, and parents.The Vermont Department of Libraries will work with local libraries to upgrade computer equipment and enhance e-servicesStudents in the Vermont State College system will offer classes and workshops in both public and home settingsThe Vermont Small Business Development Center will mentor businesses to help them increase efficiency and grow their market share through e-commerce.Best practices that come from these communities will be shared through statewide symposia, on-line applications, and conferences organized by The Snelling Center for Government. The Vermont Council on Rural Development is overseeing e-Vermont, and will bring its expertise in community organizing to help each town connect its schools, government, businesses, and nonprofit providers in new and exciting ways.e-Vermont updates are posted at www.vtrural.org(link is external). Contact e-Vermont with any questions at 802-223-6091 or eVermont@vtrural.org(link sends e-mail).[1] Though some applications were submitted on behalf of adjoining towns, this list of the 2010 communities is based on the town of the lead organization. Source: Vermont Council on Rural Development. 5.14.2010last_img read more

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Kansas State University will save $200,000 annually with new wind power deal

first_imgKansas State University will save $200,000 annually with new wind power deal FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享KSAL.com:Kansas State University is saving energy costs and becoming greener by using one of Kansas’ most abundant resources: wind. A new university agreement with Westar Energy will provide approximately 50 percent of the energy needs for the university’s main Manhattan campus from a wind farm in Nemaha County and save the university nearly $200,000 annually.The agreement is part of Westar Energy’s new Renewables Direct program, which provides large customers access to renewable energy at set long-term prices. The program involves the 300-megawatt Soldier Creek Wind Energy Center, which is a wind farm that will be built in Nemaha County and is estimated to be on line in 2020. Kansas State University is one of 14 Kansas organizations that will receive electricity from the wind farm.As part of a 20-year agreement, the wind farm will provide Kansas State University with 14 megawatts of power, which is approximately 50 percent of the current load of the university’s Manhattan campus, said Gary Weishaar, university manager of energy and controls. The anticipated savings for the university will be approximately $180,000 to $200,000 annually.The savings will come from a reduction in the retail energy cost adjustment, also known as fuel factor costs, Weishaar said. Under the Renewables Direct program, the price of electricity provided from Soldier Creek Wind Energy Center will be fixed for 20 years at 1.8 cents per kilowatt-hour and replaces the fuel factor cost, which is currently 2.3 cents per kilowatt-hour. The university’s average annual consumption for the Manhattan campus for the last five years has been 113 million kilowatt-hours per year. The university also will receive renewable energy credits associated with the agreement.Westar Energy’s Renewables Direct program is designed to provide large customers a path toward their sustainability goals with Kansas’ abundant, affordable renewable energy. Participating customers are able to claim a portion of the energy generated by the wind farm as their own, retain all of the renewable attributes and lock in a portion of their electricity prices for 20 years. The program is structured to add projects in the future to keep up with the demand for renewable sources.More: Green energy: Wind will generate big savings at KSUlast_img read more

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Tyus Battle fights through injury, scores Syracuse’s final 9 points in 72-70 win over Maryland

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Tyus Battle stood in front of the Syracuse bench while the rest of his team was on the other end of the court. Marek Dolezaj was at the free-throw line for a one-and-one attempt, which he missed.Maryland brought the ball slowly up the court. Battle is normally one of SU’s best defenders and oftentimes claps loudly before getting in a ready position at the top of the zone. This time, though, as Anthony Cowan dribbled toward halfcourt, his right hand was on his hip and lower back. At one point in the game, Boeheim went over to a referee and said “No. 25 is hurt.”“He probably was 50 percent tonight,” head coach Jim Boeheim said postgame.Throughout most of the game, Battle struggled to string together solid plays. He left the last game against Toledo with a lower back injury, which dogged him throughout this matchup.Syracuse (6-0) was able to hang in without him at full capacity for most of the game. The margin in the second half didn’t go past four for either side. But Battle came to life down the stretch. He scored 18 points, including the last nine for the Orange in a 72-70 win over Maryland (6-2) on Monday night in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Yea, I was at about around (50 percent). I wasn’t feeling too great out there,” Battle said. “I just had to gut it out and knock down some shots at the end of the game.”“I’ll be rehabbing the next couple of days,” he added with a smile.For a young SU team, Battle is supposed to be the driving force. The most veteran member of the Orange team, Frank Howard, said as much in the preseason. During ACC media day, Howard said that while last year’s team sometimes struggled with its offensive identity since there were so many capable scorers, this year’s team knew that the offense was going to run through Battle.That was seen throughout the first four and a half games for the Orange. When SU’s offense stalled, Battle would go on his own runs, like when he scored nine straight points in the first half against Oakland, all on jump shots.Andy Mendes | Digital Design EditorExcept none of that was working tonight. Battle wasn’t as explosive and wasn’t blowing by defenders like he normally does. Instead of getting a clear look at the rim, Battle often found himself with a Terrapin in front of him. His most reliable shot on the night was a floater in the lane, after being unable to shake his defenders.“He said he could play. He didn’t look right, but when a player says he can play, I’m going to play him,” Boeheim said. “He’s our best player. He’s got to be in the game if he’s able to play.”Like the Toledo game, Howard led the offense when Battle couldn’t. Against the Rockets last Wednesday, that resulted in a career-high 25 points and allowed SU to pull away. While Howard did play very well, he and the rest of his Orange teammates couldn’t create that same gap between themselves and the Terrapins.Whatever Battle had left in the tank, he unleashed down the stretch. Howard said that at one point Battle asked for the ball and waved him off, and even though Howard knew Battle was hurt, he obliged.“It was tough,” Battle said. “But I knew I had to gut it out the last seven minutes of the game and make something happen.”Battle knocked down an off-balance floater while absorbing contact with three minutes to go in the game. His next shot, a pull-up jumper, was off slightly to the left, and in transition Maryland found Kevin Huerter who drilled a 3-pointer to give Maryland a one-point lead with 1:42 to go.When Huerter caught the ball, the entire Carrier Dome let out a collective groan. At that point, it was Huerter’s sixth 3-pointer of the night. Without him, the Terrapins shot just 25 percent from deep. He was consistently stretching SU’s 2-3 zone, and that shot could have been a dagger.But Battle had other plans. With the clock winding down toward the final minute, Battle caught the ball in the far corner, rose and knocked down a 3-pointer to give SU a 68-66 lead. Later, when UMD cut the lead to one with seven seconds to go — off a Huerter 3-pointer — Battle leaked out on an in-bounds and slammed home two more points to seal the game.Howard said that Battle could “barely walk” for most of the week because his back was hurting him. When SU needed him, though, Battle persevered.“He has to take over games like that, and he will,” Howard said. “This was a special night.” Comments Published on November 27, 2017 at 10:55 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langerlast_img read more

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