PREMIUMCollaboration makes recycling possible

first_imgMore and more food and beverage companies in Indonesia are pursuing recycling initiatives with the goal of reducing the amount of plastic waste produced from their products.Indonesia produces around 64 million tons of waste annually, according Environment and Forestry Ministry data from February last year. Of the total amount, about 15 percent is plastic waste, much of which is food and beverage packaging and plastic bags.In December last year, The Jakarta Post had the chance to see how bottled water company Danone-AQUA makes its recycled bottles in Bandung, West Java. Danone Indonesia senior sustainable packaging manager Ratih Anggraeni said the recycling process required collaboration among multiple players, ranging from scavengers and waste collection centers to recycled plastic manufacturers.Waste collectionWorkers check the quality of plastic flakes before … Linkedin Log in with your social account Facebook Forgot Password ? Google Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here recyclable-plastics recycle danone Aqua West-Java collection bottled-waterlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Releases Report and Plans for Enhancing Petrochemicals, Plastics Manufacturing in Pennsylvania

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter March 21, 2017 Economy,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and the Team Pennsylvania Foundation today released the report from a comprehensive study conducted by IHS Markit. The study, Prospects to Enhance Pennsylvania’s Opportunities in Petrochemical Manufacturing, forecasts $2.7 to 3.7 billion in investments in natural gas liquid (NGL) assets as well as the opportunity to attract additional cracker plants, and petrochemical and plastics manufacturing.“Pennsylvania has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to develop and implement a strategy that will cultivate a manufacturing renaissance and transform our economy across the Commonwealth,” said Governor Wolf. “The foundation for building a diverse and robust petrochemical and plastics industry was initiated with the decision by Shell Chemicals to invest in Pennsylvania – and we must ensure that we make the most of this chance to create good paying jobs for Pennsylvanians.”According to the study, natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale reserves accounted for a quarter of all natural gas produced in the U.S. in 2015, and is expected to account for more than 40 percent by 2030. Additionally, 40 percent of the natural gas produced is rich in natural gas liquids, or NGLs, more than 70 percent of which is ethane and propane. Ethane and propane are two important and high-value NGLs used in basic petrochemical production and plastics manufacturing.Pennsylvania has a significant base of existing plastics manufacturers as potential customers which IHS noted will benefit from significant reductions in feedstock costs because of their close proximity to these resources.“The prospect that the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays can support up to four additional ethane crackers beyond Shell Pennsylvania Chemicals is an exciting opportunity for the commonwealth, as is the IHS forecast that a coordinated strategy has the potential to leverage up to $3.7 billion in investment into NGL assets alone for gas processing facilities, NGL pipelines and storage facilities,” said DCED Secretary Dennis Davin. “The study is a roadmap that will help us jump start our strategy to attract that investment.”Davin noted the following key priorities: proactively engaging stakeholders to bring the right decision-makers and resources to the table; attracting additional infrastructure investments and petrochemical and plastics manufacturers, as well as retaining and growing Pennsylvania’s existing industry; developing pad-ready sites throughout the state to encourage investment opportunities; streamlining the development timeline and addressing potential critical infrastructure bottlenecks; and training a workforce with the right skill sets to fill future jobs created by the industry.“The Team Pennsylvania Foundation and our board sponsored the IHS Markit study in partnership with DCED to help Pennsylvania maximize the in-state economic benefits of our natural gas resources by generating new, high-paying manufacturing jobs; attracting investment; growing the supply chain and output in the plastics sector; and generating state and local revenue,” said Ryan C. Unger, CEO of the Team Pennsylvania Foundation. “We look forward to participating in the strategic planning process as part of a cross-agency and multi-stakeholder effort to ensure that our natural resources are utilized to create jobs right here in Pennsylvania.”In addition to Pennsylvania’s abundant supply of low-cost natural gas and NGL resources, the study also cited that Pennsylvania’s other competitive advantages – including location and close proximity to customers, existing plastics manufacturing base, robust transportation infrastructure and experience with Shell – position Pennsylvania to successfully advance this economic opportunity.IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 key business and government customers, including 85 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions.For a copy of the IHS report and executive summary visit the Team Pennsylvania Foundation, and for more information on Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry and the Shell project visit DCED’s website at dced.pa.gov.center_img Governor Wolf Releases Report and Plans for Enhancing Petrochemicals, Plastics Manufacturing in Pennsylvanialast_img read more

Ex-Defence Industry minister Steven Ciobo sells up on the coast

first_img The property was listed on the rental market from September 2011 to mid 2018.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoThe property has three bedrooms and sits on the third floor of a secure riverfront complex.Among the apartment’s charms was a chef’s kitchen with Miele appliances, a tiled waterfront balcony, and it came with two secure side-by-side basement car park spaces.The complex has lush gardens and resort-style facilities including an infinity pool, gym, and communal entertainment spaces. MORE: Why this Gold Coast home is going viral Mum with ‘ugliest house on the street’ reveals stunning renovation Steven Ciobo delivered his valedictory speech in the House of Representatives Chamber at Parliament House in Canberra a month before the 2019 Federal Election.Former Defence Industry Minister Steven Ciobo has taken a $109,000 hit to the pocket while selling up next to the Queensland electorate he represented for five terms. Steven Ciobo with wife Astra and their sons on the Gold Coast ahead of his retirement at the May 2019 election.Mr Ciobo, who was the House of Representatives member for Moncrieff – which covers the central Gold Coast including its most popular strip Surfers Paradise – sold his waterfront apartment at Hope Island for $740,000, a massive loss on what he’d paid 15 years beforehand.He bought the property off the plan in December 2005 for $849,000 in the Federal electorate of Fadden, four years into what would become an 18-year term in office, CoreLogic records show.center_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 He bought the Hope Island luxury apartment four years into his first term in office. He had tried to sell if for $680,000 10 months before the Federal Election.Mr Ciobo still got more $60,000 more now than he was asking for the property when he listed it for sale at $680,000 10 months before the 2019 Federal Election.In the seven years before he’d first listed it for sale, he had been using the luxury “rare riverfront corner apartment” as a rental investment, asking for weekly rent of $550 a week in September 2011 to $580 a week in mid 2018. During his time in Federal office, Mr Ciobo also held ministerial positions covering International Development and the Pacific, Trade and Investment, and Tourism, and resigned at the 2019 Federal Election. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

Man Utd will trigger Pogba option strictly to sell him

first_img The Sun says the 27-year-old World Cup winner’s Old Trafford future is over. Despite suggestions that a peace deal is being made, both sides want a splitting of the ways.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Biggest Cities In The World So Far5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWhich Celebrity Endorsement Deals Were Worth The Most?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Why Do Americans Consider Him To Be The Best President? Manchester United are prepared to trigger Paul Pogba’s 12 month option – but only to sell him. Offers around £100m would see United move quickly to get a deal done for a player whose contract is up next summer. The Red Devils have the option of triggering a one-year extension but that would be only to protect the value of their record signing. Read Also:Man Utd to trigger one-year Pogba extension to keep his £100m price Real Madrid and Juventus are still interested in midfielder Pog and believe they can get the most out of his talent. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Poyet still hopeful over Borini

first_img “I said the other day every time we talk about names or there are rumours other teams get involved and it doesn’t help, so we’re trying to do things as quietly as possible and get them over the line,” he said. “We’re going to do something: we have to because of the numbers. “We’re trying to do something special, but that will depend what happens in the next two days. “I don’t want any panic buys.” Gritty midfielder Lee Cattermole was fortunate to escape a red card at Loftus Road on Saturday, sniping at Leroy Fer just moments after being booked. Poyet said he remains unfazed by Cattermole’s temper, and is pleased to see some passion from his uncompromising star. “If I was worried about his character I would change things,” Poyet said. “I had a word with him at half-time and everything was all right. “If we were all very nice it would be boring for you – you couldn’t write about anyone. “He knows that sometimes when we are not doing well he’s the one that shows a little more frustration than the rest. But that’s his character. “I like to have that kind of character. I don’t like all very nice. It’s my thing – I need a little bit of nastiness. “He’s not my Luis Suarez – he’s my Dennis Wise!” Gus Poyet has insisted Fabio Borini still wants to sign for Sunderland despite no clear progress in his long-mooted loan move from Liverpool. Black Cats boss Poyet remains hopeful Borini will complete a season-long loan deal ahead of Monday night’s transfer deadline. Borini spent last term on Wearside on loan, and had been expected to complete a hassle-free return to the Stadium of Light in the new campaign. Press Association The 23-year-old’s potential move has stalled across the summer, though, with Poyet claiming he cannot reveal all the reasons. “I know how people feel but unfortunately we cannot give you all the information, all the true information on why he’s not with us,” the Uruguayan said. “I know from the outside it looks like it’s him not wanting to come to Sunderland because of whatever, but I can promise you it’s not like that. “Now I keep it open because he’s still a Liverpool player, and maybe he can still become a Sunderland player. “Yes, I still want him. I know Fabio. I am a believer that when you know the player and you know what you get, and you are convinced that is the right player with the right mentality, I’ll wait whatever is needed for a player like that. “I think (Liverpool boss) Brendan (Rodgers) was clear now that it’s up to him, but the situation is better for us, I hope. We’ll see.” Sunderland slipped up 1-0 at QPR on Saturday, leaving Poyet’s men still without a Barclays Premier League victory in the new season. Poyet remains upbeat about the prospect of a “special” transfer before the transfer window closes, but admitted trying to pull off several coups under the radar. last_img read more

DreamTeam announce partnership with StarLadder

first_imgDreamTeam, the esports and gaming recruitment and management network founded by Alexander Kokhanovskyy has announced its second big partnership in the space of a week, this time with StarLadder. For those unaware of DreamTeam, Founder and CEO Alexander Kokhanovskyy told ESI last week a little more about the company. He stated: “Our ultimate vision is to build a multi-billion-dollar ecosystem on the DreamTeam platform thorough media right sales, sponsorships, players salaries, and prize money, all of which will be paid in DreamTeam Token. Blockchain technology, specifically smart contracts will ensure the highest possible security, on-time payments, automated obligations control, and anti-fraud system enforcement. This is an ambitious vision, but I believe we are the team to make this happen. The first step is to provide an all-in-one solution for gamers who want to build, grow, manage and monetize their team”. The partnership will see StarLadder add to last week’s IEM Oakland deal as DreamTeam continues to line up partnerships that will pave the way for the management platform to grow and engage users. In a release, Kokhanovskyy said “DreamTeam’s goals are aligned with Starladder’s. We expect this partnership to kickstart the Esports and Gaming, and together we are set to appeal to the wider community of players and fans with our knowledge-sharing. StarLadder will get a priority access to all new DreamTeam features, as we welcome their advice, crowd tests and other general input that can help make our platform even greater for gamers across the board”. Stephan Shulga, Producer of StarLadder commented: “Putting together a great team is a top priority for a player who wants to be successful in Esports. I believe that through our expertise and a wide pool of gamers gathered on StarLadder coupled with DreamTeam new platform this task will be easier than ever.”Esports Insider says: Another big partnership in the space of a week from Alex & DreamTeam, showing they clearly mean business. It’s not long now until we see the first partnership in action.last_img read more

Giants reportedly viewed Odell Beckham Jr. as a ‘pain in the a—’ who would only get worse

first_imgUltimately it got first- and third-round picks in the 2019 draft and a starter in Jabril Peppers to boot. The Giants lost starting safety Landon Collins in free agency to the Redskins and loved Peppers in the 2017 draft, according to SNY, so the match made sense.New York was also reportedly afraid after the Antonio Brown situation in Pittsburgh that Beckham would do something similar a couple of years into his deal. This was a theoretical possibility, but it was apparently enough for the Giants to start to look at cutting ties with the wide receiver. The Giants have reportedly been trying to trade their star receiver since signing him to a five-year, $90 million deal in 2018.The reason for that is the team was tired of his antics, according to SNY. NFL trade news: Browns acquire WR Odell Beckham Jr. from Giants “He had become too much of a pain in the a—,” once source told SNY. “And there was a real fear that eventually it would get worse.”The report cites several instances in which Beckham had upset the front office including an incident with a woman in bed and a possible joint, an interview on ESPN in which he was non-committal on the team’s quarterback situation, and another in which he missed a game with an injury without warning the team. Related Newscenter_img NFL trade rumors: Browns’ acquisition of Odell Beckham Jr. costs another WR contract with team Simply put — and general manager Dave Gettleman did say it this way — the Giants were done with distractions and OBJ had become just that.”You’ve got to eliminate distractions,” Gettleman said at the combine, and not specifically about Beckham. “There used to be a thing I used to call ‘the a—hole quotient.’ The bigger the a—hole you are, the better the player you had to be. Plain and simple. It’s funny (but) it’s true. It really is. Think of the great players that you’ve seen around the league who have been just complete jerks. At the end of the day, what was the sum total of their career and their effect on their teams?”The Giants were passively looking for offers for the better part of the last two years, but they were not going to settle, according to the report. New York was looking for two first-round picks in a deal and nothing less.last_img read more

USC, Clay Helton about to find out what championship expectation really means

first_imgMeyer is the bull’s eye, but other coaches — James Franklin, Matt Campbell, John Harbaugh — are darts. USC can’t miss if it moves on from Helton, or you’re asking the same question in four years or fewer. That’s a huge problem for USC.Tennessee didn’t answer that question when it moved on from Butch Jones, and it led to one of the most disastrous coaching searches of all time. Given what happened with Kingsbury at USC and the pressure mounting on Swann and Helton, they deserve a chance to silence the doubters. If the Trojans start 4-0 going before facing Washington and Notre Dame, then the entire conversation changes.Or, maybe it doesn’t. That’s what happens when it’s a Pac-12 championship-or-bust mentality at a school that might not have the winning hand. If USC doesn’t win the Pac-12 championship in 2019, then what happens next?That is the question after USC athletic director Lynn Swann made comments on Thursday that, regardless of context, put more pressure on coach Clay Helton to deliver a conference championship this season. MORE: Ranking Pac-12 coaches for 2019 season”The expectation is that we’re going to win the Pac-12 championship,” Swann said (via ESPN). “We want to be in the picture and the conversation about the national championship, on the national scene. That’s where it starts.”We’re not going to get there if we’re not winning our own conference, so we’re going to make that step and move it forward that way,” he said. “Clay knows that. Clay knows that’s always the first goal and move it forward from that point.”If it’s Pac-12 title or bust, then what will bust look like?USC has wrestled with that since sanctions levied from the post-Pete Carroll era. Lane Kiffin and Steve Sarkisian were fired during the season in unceremonious fashion, and Ed Orgeron and Helton served as interim coaches. Helton seemed to steady the program with a Rose Bowl win in 2016 and a Pac-12 championship in 2017, but the problem is Trojans fans expect those two things in the same season.That’s the biggest issue with the USC coaching job in general. Helton’s accomplishments have been drowned out by a 5-7 season, Kliff Kingsbury’s resignation after serving as the program’s offensive coordinator for 34 days and rampant speculation that Urban Meyer will come out of the studio and take the job by 2020.It’s a question about those expectations. Consider where USC stands among schools that have spent the entire decade as an independent or in a power conference. Here are their records since 2010, via TeamRankings.com:RankTeamWLPct.1Alabama11313.8972Ohio State10417.8603Clemson10222.8234Oklahoma9723.8085Stanford9427.7776LSU8828.7597Wisconsin9230.7548Florida State9030.7549Oregon8930.74810Oklahoma State8532.72611Georgia8834.72112Michigan State8534.71413Notre Dame8135.69814USC7840.661T-15Auburn7841.655T-15Michigan7640.655That is the rub. USC, despite being largely dysfunctional for an entire decade, still has the 14th-best record among Power 5 schools. That’s not the expectation, however. USC is considered by many to be one of the top-five programs of all time, not the third-best program in the Pac-12 behind Stanford and Oregon.MORE: USC 2019: Schedule, roster, recruiting and moreSwann wants USC to be a part of the national scene. If we’re being honest, so does the Pac-12. This is a conference that is 3-6 in New Year’s Day Six Bowls, has not made the College Football Playoff in either of the last two seasons and is considering pushing kickoff times to 9 a.m. on the West Coast to increase visibility. When the Trojans are good, they can kick off whenever they want, with everybody watching. Reggie Bush did this against Fresno State in 2005 well after midnight on the East Coast.That circles back to the pressure on Helton this season — and what USC will really do about it if it’s Pac-12 championship or bust. Look at the first half of the schedule: Fresno State, Stanford and Utah come to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; the Trojans travel to BYU and Washington, then Notre Dame after the bye week. By Oct. 12 we will have a much better idea of where USC stands in that national picture, and where Helton’s future is with the program.Here’s a stat to keep in mind: The last time USC had back-to-back losing seasons was 1960-61 under John McKay. The legendary coach won four national championships after that, however, and set a standard that’s nearly impossible to match.USC won the Coaches Poll national championship under John Robinson in 1978, and Carroll led back-to-back national championships in 2003-04, but every other coach since has struggled with the spotlight. Most of Carroll’s accomplishments have been vacated by probation, and that puts even more pressure on USC if it decides to move on from Helton.Look at the other Power 5 programs with similar records to USC this decade:— Notre Dame fans have this conversation about Brian Kelly every year, and he has led the Irish to a pair of unbeaten regular seasons.— Michigan is going through that with Jim Harbaugh, who left the NFL battles with Carroll for a job defined more by his 0-4 record against Ohio State than for the progress of three 10-win seasons in four years.— Auburn’s Gus Malzahn has coached in a BCS championship game and won two Iron Bowls against arguably the greatest college football dynasty of all time, and he’s on the hot seat week to week.It’s hard to coach at Notre Dame, Michigan and Auburn. USC might be even more difficult because it’s easier to win there. Auburn has Alabama. Michigan has Ohio State. Notre Dame has an independent schedule. The Trojans have no excuses when it comes to dominating the Pac-12.MORE: 2019 Pac-12 predictionsMeyer could do that, and he could probably do it faster than Carroll did. Imagine being Helton knowing that. It’s arguably more pressure than Ryan Day will feel at Ohio State this year.last_img read more

Oceanport Shelves Ex-Commvault Site For Its New School

first_imgDisheartened members of the Oceanport Board of Education announce that they have removed the Crescent Place property from consideration for a new district school on Feb. 21. Photo by Chris RotoloBy Chris Rotolo |OCEANPORT – The former Commvault building at Crescent Place, recently identified as the potential site of a new $30 million complex for students of Oceanport and Sea Bright, has been scrapped from consideration after a surprise unanimous decision by the Board of Education.The announcement was made following a 68-minute, closed-door executive session at a packed public meeting in the Maple Place School’s library on Feb. 21. Concerned residents had come to speak out at the public hearing, filling the venue and spilling out into the lobby.“Based upon our thorough review as a Board of Education of all aspects of this proposed project, at this point we are removing the Crescent Place property from consideration,” said Board President Michelle McMullin.“This is not a win for our children,” McMullin added. “This means they will be in an unfit building for at least another two to three years.”Located at 2 Crescent Place at the Monmouth Park Corporate Center, the 110,000-square-foot building was once the site of Commvault, a data protection firm that opened in Oceanport in 1996. In 2014 the operation moved to a Tinton Falls property at the former Fort Monmouth.The board initially settled on the property at a Jan. 24 meeting, choosing the former Commvault headquarters as the best of three presented options, noting that the site offered the ability to create a more modern facility without interrupting their students’ education during the construction process, as well as ample space to expand if student enrollment increased.Oceanport residents erupted in cheers and applause, some providing a standing ovation, as the Board of Education announced its plans to remove a property at Crescent Place from consideration for a new district school on Feb. 21. Photo by Chris RotoloThough public comments were delayed by the executive session, that did not quell discussion among the more than 120 waiting residents in the library, who voiced their concerns about student transportation, nearby flooding of the Turtle Mill Brook, contaminated soil due to the dumping and storage of chemicals by former inhabitants of the facility – including Perkin-Elmer Corp. and Interdata Inc. – and potential criminal threats.Resident Rob Newland presented a report to the board which he said described 94 criminal acts in the past 20 months at a nearby hotel, some of which allegedly occurred during school hours and when extracurricular activities would be taking place. The transgressions, he said, included drug overdoses, weapons discharge, theft and disorderly persons offenses.Oceanport resident Chris Macioch addresses his neighbors about harassment he has suffered for voicing his opinion in favor of a new district school at the Crescent Place property formerly under consideration for a new district school on Feb. 21. Photo by Chris RotoloBoard of Education member Meghan Walker said she was displeased that Commvault was no longer an option.“I don’t care what you think of me for saying this, but I don’t think this is the right decision,” Walker said to those on hand. “I whole-heartedly believed in Crescent Place. There wasn’t anything that was submitted to us that we did not investigate, and came up with answers that satisfied me.”“I’m not an expert on crime statistics but the people we consulted are. Same with the flooding, same with busing, same with everything else,” Walker added. “It breaks my heart to take this off the table, because in my heart I know it was the most fiscally responsible and forward-looking thing to do. It allowed for expansion. It solved all of our problems as it pertained to parking and ballfields, ADA compliance, fire safety, intruder protection. All of it would have been solved for every student in this district.”The Crescent Place project would have been financed through a $30 million bond over a 30-year period. It was tentatively planned to be on the ballot for a special referendum on Oct. 2, and would have raised taxes significantly for Oceanport residents, and would also have subjected Sea Bright residents to a slight hike.For the past three years, the Board of Education has researched options to upgrade its two schools – Wolf Hill Elementary School and Maple Place School – which serve kindergarten through fourth grade and fifth through eighth grade, respectively.During the proposal presentation on Jan. 24, it was revealed that Wolf Hill Elementary – which is 107 years old – and Maple Place School – which was built in 1966 – both lacked fire-prevention sprinkler systems, as well as intruder protective entrances approved by the Department of Homeland Security, and ADA-compliant features, providing limited security and accessibility to their students.Annamarie Ippolito is a resident and teacher at Wolf Hill Elementary School who supported the board’s decision, and said, despite the conditions of the facilities, she’s ready to continue the search for another option.“Now we do start over and I will sit in that building now for another two years until we find another solution,” Ippolito said. “And again, I ask that you continue to put the students first, as you have. And I thank you for that.”With the former Commvault site now off the table, the board may search for new options, or revisit remaining proposals, one of which included the construction of a brand new Wolf Hill Elementary School next to the current facility at 29 Wolfhill Ave., while making short-term upgrades to Maple Place School that would call for future funding.A second option was to build a two-story structure at Fort Monmouth for pre-K through eighth-grade students, but was shelved because of uncertainties surrounding the bidding process through the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority.“I appreciate that you took into consideration what we had to say, what everyone had to say, and made a decision based on it,” resident Kim Vaughan said to the board. “I think that we have a very good momentum going now. Everyone in our town is engaged. Everyone wants a new school. And now you have us at your disposal. Use us. We will help you.”This article was first published in the March 1-8, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Nitehawks avenge loss by stopping shorthanded Leafs 4-1

first_imgThe Beaver Valley Nitehawks snapped a three-game skid in a big way, scoring three times in the first period en route to a 4-1 victory over the Nelson Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The Hawks took advantage of a banged up Leaf squad to climb to within three points of Murdoch leading Castlegar Rebels.“It’s really tough,” said Leaf defenceman Robson Cramer.“We have a lot of key players hurt . . . (Dylan) Williamson, (Michael) Crawford to name a few,” Cramer added. “We only had nine forwards and four “D”, so it’s tough when you’ve got a short bench like that.”Cramer felt the Hawks knew of the Leafs injuries and jumped on the home squad right off the get-go.Mitch Foyle got the Hawks going minutes into the game when he put the puck past Joey Karrer in the Nelson nets.Beaver Valley maintained the 1-0 lead until Allan Pruss increased the margin with a power play goal with five minutes left in the frame.Cramer cut the lead to 2-1 a short time later. But former Leaf Andy Miller restored the lead 40 seconds later. “I figure they knew about our injuries because they put on a lot of pressure on us and got a few goals early which just killed us,” Cramer explained.The Leafs struggled for most of the game to generate any offensive push against the Hawks.The lack of offence was evident in the territorial play and the shot clock, which Nelson had only nine shots in the first two periods.Nelson tried to mount a comeback in the third but any momentum was quickly snuffed out when Foyle scored his second of the game on the power play early in the third.The Leafs tried desperately to cut into the Beaver Valley lead, pulling Karrer with just over three minutes remaining in the game.However, nothing was working for the Green and White on this night.“For the next couple of weeks we’ve just got to stick together until we get some of our guys back,” Cramer said. “In two or three weeks we’ll be getting everyone back and be able to get back to normal.”Hawks Drake Poirier had a relatively easy night in goal, facing only 15 shots to register the win.Meanwhile, Karrer was the busier of the two goalies facing 25 shots as Beaver Valley led in every period.BLUELINES: The Hawks gained some revenge on the Leafs after losing to the Green and White by the same 4-1 score last Sunday in Fruitvale. . . . Leafs Blair Andrews, playing just his second game after a long bout on the injury list, was taken from the ice in the first period after suffering a head injury from a hit in the first period. Andrews was cut as well as suffering contusions to the face area. . . . Also missing from the lineup were Dylan Williamson, Michael Crawford and Timothy Nichols. . . .Leaf assistant coach Sean Dooley tried his best Roger Neilson impression when he waved the white towel on the bench in disgust with the officiating in the third period. Neilson gained instant fame with the Vancouver Canucks when the coach tied a white towel to a stick in a mock surrender during the 1982 National Hockey League Campbell Conference Finals between Vancouver and Chicago. . . . Nelson is back in action Tuesday in Grand Forks before meeting rival Castlegar in a home-and-home series Friday in Castlegar and Saturday at home. . . . Castlegar took over top spot in the Murdoch Division with a 4-3 win over Grand Forks Saturday.last_img read more