Data Center Is Planned at Closed State Line Coal Plant

first_imgData Center Is Planned at Closed State Line Coal Plant FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Midwest Energy News:A century ago, the State Line coal-fired power plant in northwest Indiana helped Chicago develop thriving industry and electrify public transportation.Soon, the former power plant’s site on the shore of Lake Michigan may again become a driver of the area’s success in the modern-day digital economy. A group of developers including a Gary, Indiana, native have plans to make it home of a massive data center providing server space for national companies and major institutions. They also plan to develop an on-site tech startup incubator, renewable energy generation and a greenhouse warmed by waste heat from the servers.It’s the kind of development that locals in the heavily industrial, heavily polluted region want to see on the site, which some worried would languish or become home to more heavy industry after the coal plant closed in 2012.The data center could eventually cover a million square feet, composed of five buildings of 100,000 or more square feet each. [Tom] Dakich, [the site’s developer]  said they will start with one building of about 105,000 square feet and then move forward depending on demand for leased server space.  While the State Line coal plant sent out as much as 515 MW of power onto transmission lines, the State Line data center will need anywhere from about 10 to 100 MW to run its round-the-clock operations. Dakich said the three substations on the property, with a capacity of several hundred megawatts, could help get sufficient power to the center. However the substations are part of the Illinois utility ComEd’s infrastructure, whereas the utility NIPSCO would be the data center’s provider. He’s hoping they can broker an agreement to let the data center use the ComEd substations and nearby transmission lines.Meanwhile, the data center will generate its own renewable energy with solar panels on the roof and mounted on the ground, and wind turbines likely also on the premises, Dakich said. He said they even want to try hydro power, with a 5 kw turbine mounted in a canal that comes off the lake onto the site. The data center will also have natural gas-fired generators on-site, plans say. And the waste heat generated by the servers will be captured to warm a greenhouse to be operated by Purdue University Northwest, Dakich said.More: Northwest Indiana Defunct Coal Plant Site Slated For Massive Data Centerlast_img read more

UK Unions: Do not make gender abortion a crime

first_imgMailOnline 23 February 2015MPs will today discuss the planned change to the 1967 Abortion Act which has been tabled by Conservative MP Fiona Bruce. More than 100 colleagues have pledged their support to the change.Union leaders are telling MPs to vote against a proposed ban on aborting babies on the grounds of their gender.A document circulated by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) argued that the amendment to make sex-selective abortions illegal would ‘divide communities’.It also suggests there can be ‘compelling circumstances’ to allow abortion of female foetuses – such as if a woman is at risk of domestic abuseThe unions’ intervention into the debate provoked a major row last night ahead of today’s vote on the issue.Religious groups, including Asian community leaders and representatives of the Muslim, Hindu and Sikh faiths, said there was no division on the practice and that they all viewed sex- selective abortion as abhorrent. read more

Marchisio open to coaching Juventus

first_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Popular Asian Actresses That Look IrresistibleWorld’s Most Delicious Foods2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Look At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World Juventus hero, Claudio Marchisio, has admitted that coaching his old club is an ambition. Asked about a coaching future, the former midfielder was adamant. read also:Ronaldo misses out on Juventus Team of The Decade “If it’s Juve then yes, but not everyone can be a coach.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 34-year-old admitted he missed playing football – having retired last year. “I miss the dressing room so much because you live your work there every day,” said Marchisio.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

Galtier: Why Osimhen not part of Lille’s pre-season camp

first_imgLille boss, Christophe Galtier, has explained Victor Osimhen’s absence from the Mastiffs’ pre-season camp is due to compassionate leave. “I send to him, like all of LOSC, my full support in this difficult period.” The 21-year-old was announced as the club’s Player of the season, following his startling displays for the French side in the 2019-20 campaign. Osimhen was recruited as a replacement for Cote d’Ivoire international Nicolas Pepe who joined Arsenal in a club-record fee of £72 million. In his debut season at Stade Pierre-Mauroy, he finished as Ligue 1 top scorer in Christophe Galtier’s team, contributing 13 goals and four assists in 27 games as they finished fourth in the league table. The in-demand Nigerian striker has been linked to Serie A outfit Napoli as well as Premier League outfits Tottenham and Liverpool. Meanwhile his agent Ariyo Igbayilola has insisted the striker will not be joining Spurs unless Harry Kane leaves the club. read also:Golden Boy 2020:  Saka, Anjorin listed, Osimhen Chukwueze out “We told Mourinho that if he wants Victor, will Harry Kane be leaving? If Harry Kane is still playing for Tottenham will Victor play? Because he will always be benched for him,” he told The Cable. “Kane is their number one striker and he is the captain of England, all these will always work for him in the club but at Victor’s detriment. He needs a club where he will always play full games week in, week out. Not to be kept on the bench.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The young forward is currently in Nigeria to spend time with his family following the passing of his father. Osimhen could yet re-join the French outfit for their preparatory schedules before the end of June but it is yet unclear when that would be. With the French football season cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, Lille are left with no option than to prepare for next term – as they would be campaigning in the Europa League. Speaking to the club’s website, manager Galtier gave an update about his team as well as the whereabouts of the Super Eagles star. “Everyone is here. Timothy Weah, who returns from injury, has a week of tests, as does Yusuf Yazici who is in an evaluation phase following his return,” he said. “The only person missing the call is Victor Osimhen, who had the misfortune of losing his father during this terrible period and who has not been able to be close to his family. “So we decided, with the club, to leave him with his family for the funeral. He is therefore absent for a few days.center_img Loading…last_img read more

Florida Orders More Test Kits, as Cases Increase in South Florida

first_imgGov. Ron DeSantis in his afternoon coronavirus briefing emphasized the need for more COVID-19 testing kits and swabs, especially at drive-through sites.“If we have enough swabs and we set up the drive-through sites, you can swab people,” said DeSantis. “So a huge supply of swabs will let us ramp up the number of people that can be tested very, very quickly.”He added the state has ordered half-a-million swab test kits, saying, “We put in an order, probably a week and a half ago, for half-a-million swabs. Have not gotten that fulfilled yet.”In terms of closing bars and nightclubs statewide for 30 days, DeSantis explained, “We want to avoid large crowds throughout the state right now. I don’t want to shut every aspect of life down. I think that wouldn’t be effective. But at the end of the day, you have people crowding into these places and that is creating the type of activity that we are being warned against.”South Florida is currently the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the state.According to the Florida Department of Health, Broward County leads the state with 80 confirmed cases, followed by Miami-Dade County with 76 and Palm Beach County with 19.Among the newest cases in Palm Beach County is a 6-year-old boy who tested positive, officials announced Wednesday.last_img read more

Rose Hall Town embraces ‘green’ agenda for 175th Anniversary

first_imgMinister Harmon bowls off cricket tournament finalMINISTER of State, Joseph Harmon, recently congratulated the residents of Rose Hall, who are celebrating the 175th anniversary of the founding of the town, which he said has become an economic hub and a pioneer for development.The minister was at the time speaking at the final match of the Rose Hall Town ‘Green’ Economy softball tournament, which was organised in observance of the town’s Anniversary and the 72nd birth anniversary of President David Granger at the Rose Hall ground.“This historic event was part of the formation of the village movement in which freed slaves all along the coastland pooled their resources, bought plantations and set up villages and these villages laid the foundation of nationhood for the citizens of this country,” said Harmon, who bowled the first ball to start the final match of the tournament.“Since then Rose Hall has developed; acquiring legal status in 1908, becoming a town in 1970 and, even though being the smallest town in Guyana, has made great strides on becoming the economic hub in East Berbice-Corentyne,” Minister Harmon said.This year, the town is placing emphasis on the President’s vision of a ‘green’ economy and mitigating the effects of climate change. Through various activities planned to celebrate the anniversary, the organisers are hoping to educate the residents on why a ‘green’ agenda is important for Guyana and its citizens.Hit it for a six! That was the chant of the crowd yesterday as Minister of State Mr Joseph Harmon took to the field to bowl the first ball to kick-start the final of the cricket tournament.“I am quite pleased that you subscribe to the President’s vision and efforts to make the country a ‘green’ pathway and to establish a ‘green’ economy in Guyana; one that sustains economic prosperity, environmental security and social wellbeing. Actions start at the individual level and so we must all play a part by taking the actions, which can aid this process,” said the Minister of State.Harmon pledged the services of the Department of the Environment to assist in helping the community to have a better understanding of the measures that can be taken to promote the process of ‘greening’.Minister Harmon also expressed congratulations to the teams that participated in the competition.Meanwhile, Mahadeo Panchu, Managing Director of KSM Investments Incorporated, who was a main sponsor of the Cricket competition, supported the sentiments expressed by Minister Harmon, as he noted that a collective effort is needed by all to achieve the goal of a ‘green’ economy. In this regard, he said that the Government has his support in its pursuit of a ‘green’ agenda.Hilbert Foster, organiser of the event, said that the Town and its residents will continue to promote initiatives, which can boost the Town’s development and as such, the President’s ‘green’ agenda is being embraced.Foster noted the cricket tournament began three weeks ago with 18 teams. Four teams; Grill Masters Team, Hard Knocks Team, Prophecy Boys Team and the Jai Hind Cricket Club made it to the final leg of the tournament with Grill Masters Team taking home the top prize of $500 000 and a trophy sponsored by the Ministry of the Presidency.The Prophecy Boys came in second place and were presented with a cash prize of $300 000 and trophy, Hard Knocks took home third place and $100 000, while the Jai Hind Cricket Club placed fourth and collected $50 000.There were also prizes for the Most Sixes, Most Boundaries and Man-of-the-Match.last_img read more

Westhill girls lacrosse tops Marcellus, 10-8

first_imgWith the Westhill girls lacrosse team planted at no. 2 in the state Class D rankings and Marcellus still in the no. 6 spot, a whole lot of importance was attached to last Wednesday night’s meeting besides the natural rivalry the two schools share.Knowing that they might meet each other for higher stakes later in the month, the Mustangs got the best part of the early going, but later on it was the Warriors, strong on both ends, able to take charge and pull out a 10-8 victory.As it turned out, the Mustangs were a two-player attack. Anna Vetsch and Laura Canny were responsible for every single goal during an active first half, and their work was enough to inch Marcellus in front 6-5 going to the break. Tags: girls lacrosseJ-EMarcellusWesthill But though Vetsch had five goals and Canny added three goals, no other Mustangs player helped them, and Westhill, with more options, fought their way in front during the second half.True, Rebecca Gilhooley had three goals and three assists, but aid came from Caroline Miller and Gianna Zerrillo, who each scored twice. Also, Reilly Geer, Grace Winkler and Kendra MacCaull earned goals, negating the nine saves from Marcellus goalie Kenai Cameron.A day earlier, neither team had much stress as Westhill went to Tully and prevailed 14-5 over the Black Knights, while Marcellus dominated Jordan-Elbridge in a 19-2 decision.center_img Not wasting much time, Marcellus steadily built a 13-1 halftime advantage on J-E and just kept going, Katy Wangnsess leading the way with five goals as Vetsch got three goals and three assists.Canny also scored three times, adding two assists as Sarah Hutchings had two goals and one assist. Casey Conklin got a goal and two assists, with Lily Locastro, Madison Green, Maisie Moses, Madeline Caron and Elena Shaw also converting.Gabby Smart and Chelsea Curtis earned J-E’s lone goals, and Gabby Skotinski was busy in the net for the Eagles, finishing the night with 12 saves.Earlier that day, Westhill had a rare game on a natural-grass surface, but still took control against Tully late in the first half, building an 8-2 advantage on the Black Knights.And the Warriors protected that lead well, with three-goal hat tricks from four different players –Gilhooley, Winkler, Zerrillo and MacCaull.  Gilhooley also had five assists, with Miller getting three assists and Winkler two assists. Franny Argentieri stopped nine of the 14 shots she faced.On Saturday, Marcellus looked to recover from the defeat to Westhill, and did so with ease, going to Chittenango and bashing the Bears 22-5 as it sprinted out in front 15-1 by halftime.Fourteen different Mustangs earned at least one goal, led by Canny (four goals, two assists) and Vetsch (two goals, four assists) as Wangsness, Moses, Hutchings and Madeline Caron also had two-goal outings.Green picked up a goal and three assists, with Conklin getting one goal and three assists. Locastro and Caroline Buff each had one goal and one assist, with Natalie Clere, Kaitlyn Kemp, Morgan Walsh and Miriam Rigas also earning goals..Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Women of Troy head to Palo Alto

first_imgThough the Women of Troy have lost four of their last six games, USC is poised to pull the upset against the Bay Area schools.No sentiments of worry or concern were expressed this week as the Women of Troy travel north for their toughest, most pivotal road trip of the season.Challenges · Redshirt junior guard Stefanie Gilbreath is one player that will have to come up big Thursday. She has started nine games this season. – Corey Marquetti | Daily Trojan“It’s another game, another chance to get two wins on the road,”  senior forward Briana Gilbreath said. “You can’t think about the past, any losses that you’ve had. You have to go in with a certain kind of confidence.”That the Women of Troy approach this game as a challenge and not a lost cause is encouraging. Stanford is a national powerhouse that has appeared in each of the past four Final Fours and has not lost a game at Maples Pavilion since February 2007.But USC has been road-tested plenty this season. Perhaps the biggest win of the year came at Gonzaga. USC has lost close games in tough environments, including a devastating one-point loss in December at Texas A&M, who is the defending national champions.“We’ve played against big crowds and hostile environments,” senior guard Ashley Corral said.  “We know what they feel like so that’s not going to be an intimidation factor.”Another source for confidence comes from these two teams’ first meeting this season. On Dec. 29, USC gave Stanford all it could handle in a 61-53 loss at the Galen Center, giving the No. 4 Cardinal one of their biggest scares of the season.“That’s one of those games we feel like we let slip away,” Corral said of the first matchup.  “We did a good job against the Ogwumikes. I think it comes down to heart and will this time.”“The Ogwumikes” is a phrase used around women’s college basketball to describe the nation’s most lethal duo: The sister act of forwards Nnemkadi and Chiney Ogwumike has taken the country by storm since they both arrived on campus. Now, the pair averages a combined total of 38 points and 22 rebounds per game.“I don’t really take it as a personal challenge,” Gilbreath said of going against Stanford’s star combo. “I just have to go out and play hard for my team. If we all do that, then we’ll be OK.”A victory on Thursday would elevate the Women of Troy out of their current three-way tie for fourth place in the Pac-12 with Arizona State and Oregon State. It would also give the team its signature win and build strong momentum for the stretch run of the season leading up to the Pac-12 Tournament.Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. and the game will be televised on Fox Sports Net.last_img read more

Syracuse overcomes poor shooting in 66-34 win against Eastern Washington

first_img Published on November 6, 2018 at 9:18 pm Contact Billy: | @Wheyen3 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img As Jalen Carey started a crossover at the top of the key late in the first half, Eastern Washington’s Tyler Kidd picked the ball away and took off on a fast break.But Marek Dolezaj sprinted back under the basket and swatted Kidd’s shot out of bounds. Even when Syracuse had down moments in Tuesday’s season-opener, they didn’t matter. EWU had no responses.No. 16 Syracuse (1-0) had no trouble with the Eagles (0-1) on the opening night of college basketball, winning 66-34 in the Carrier Dome. EWU turned the ball over as many times as it scored points in the first half (10), and after the Eagles took a 3-2 lead, Syracuse never trailed the rest of the way. The 34 points that EWU scored were the fewest Syracuse has allowed to an opponent in the Carrier Dome. The Orange struggled in some facets, but behind 20 points from Oshae Brissett and rigid defense, SU was in control almost the whole game.“Our defense is really what won us the game,” Brissett said. “… We’re happy the guys we had in were able to contribute on the defensive end and help us go out and break that record.”After Eastern Washington took its only lead of the game, Brissett answered. He drove left from the right wing and attacked the rim, finishing a two-handed slam through contact for an and-1.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt was that sort of night for the Orange. They got what they wanted. Throwing the ball into the defensive-minded Paschal Chukwu in the post resulted in an Eagles’ defender on the ground and an easy finish for the 7-foot-2 center. A swing pass to an open Dolezaj at the top of the key ended in a swished 3, even though Dolezaj made just two shots from beyond the arc last season.At the other end of the floor, things went even better for Syracuse. The Eagles air-balled three 3s in the first half, including two by Austin Fadal, resulting in louder and louder “air-ball” chants from the SU student section. The Orange ran a full-court press until the game got out of hand, forcing turnovers and converting them into easy baskets. Syracuse finished with 33 points off of turnovers.Two of those came off a Brissett steal at the top of the press. He got a hand on the ball and tracked it down near the free-throw line. From there, it was a few steps and a two-handed flush for the sophomore forward. He stared into the crowd for a second after the finish, taking in the volume increase his dunk provided.“Steals get everybody amped up, gets the crowd amped up,” Brissett said. “When we have the crowd behind us, that extra fuel, it gets us going.”Midway through the first half Syracuse went small, playing Dolezaj at center, and he showed the variety he provides from Chukwu or Bourama Sidibe. An EWU player had space driving along the baseline off a ball rotation. But Dolezaj stepped outside of the lane and slid his feet in front while avoiding fouling. As the Eagles’ dribbler tried to stop, he lost control of the ball out of bounds.Even along the sidelines, defensive plays couldn’t end poorly for SU. At one point, Dolezaj dove toward the scorers’ table to save a loose ball, eventually hitting it off an EWU player to win possession, yet another turnover. But he crashed into the table, and for a moment, the Dome was quiet. He got up and jogged away, though. Jim Boeheim put both hands to his head, turned toward his bench, and jokingly grimaced.The second half didn’t provide much by way of suspense. The SU faithful had to wait for Buddy Boeheim to get his first career bucket, with him missing his first six shots before finishing through a foul on the right block after a full-court press-generated one of SU’s 10 steals, which Brissett dished to the freshman.The Orange’s defense made sure an at-times subpar offense didn’t matter. SU struggled from beyond the 3-point line, finishing 3-for-17. Buddy and Battle combined for 4-for-21 shooting from the field.“Buddy is probably up there with the best shooters in the country,” Brissett said, “and he was off today.”Midway through the second half, freshman Robert Braswell tried a lob to Bourama Sidibe. But instead of picking out his center, he instead almost made a basket, with the pass deflecting off the rim for a turnover, one of 10 Syracuse giveaways on the night.Tyus Battle struggled to make shots, missing multiple pull-up jumpers, and finished 3-for-10 from the floor. After the game, Battle stayed on the Carrier Dome floor shooting as the rest of the Dome began its changeover process for Friday’s SU football game.“We just didn’t shoot the ball well,” Boeheim said. “That’s gonna happen.”With about 14 and a half minutes remaining in the game, Battle drove past his initial defender but was called for charging on the back end, ramming into a help defender to negate the basket he finished.But even then, in the midst of a negative moment, all was well for Syracuse. Brissett lined up to guard the inbounder in SU’s effective full-court press. He looked at the television camera along the baseline. And he put up a two-finger peace sign.In the coming days, Syracuse will have issues to solve on offense. But in that moment, with 14:28 left to play on opening night and the SU defense in control, Brissett wasn’t worried.last_img read more

Premier gear up to take on the Kingdom

first_imgThe 19-year old JK Brackens star hobbled off with a hip injury during yesterday’s quarter-final thrashing of Waterford Tipperary now welcome Kerry to Semple Stadium on Sunday week.Yesterday the Premier easily overcame the Deise 1-24 to 5 points with ten Tipp players getting on the scoresheet. Manager Peter Creedon praised his charges adding the side will have nothing to lose against the All Ireland Champions in a forthnight’s time. ++last_img