first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享MiBiz:DTE Energy plans to significantly expand its solar energy portfolio in the next two years to support growing corporate demand for renewable energy contracts.The Detroit-based utility announced Tuesday that it expects to bring online an additional 420 megawatts of solar power by 2022 as part of its MIGreenPower program, a voluntary renewable energy purchasing program available to all customers. The company would add another 377 MW through 2025, according to a filing with state regulators.The two-year buildout — subject to Michigan Public Service Commission approval — would expand the utility’s solar capacity nearly 10-fold.DTE and Michigan’s other large investor-owned utility, Jackson-based Consumers Energy, have proposed voluntary renewable energy program expansions pending at the MPSC. In recent years, the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council — along with its corporate members — have raised concerns about program prices and the way proposed contracts are structured.MEIBC President Laura Sherman said the group is reviewing DTE’s latest proposal, but said it suggests growing interest in renewable energy contracts.“DTE’s proposal to expand its MIGreenPower program is additional proof that renewable energy is the cheapest form of new energy,” Sherman said. “It’s also continuing evidence that corporations, universities, communities, and individuals want to purchase renewable energy. We look forward to reviewing the proposal to ensure that it represents the most reasonable path forward and that best practices for competition are followed.”[Andy Balaskovitz]More: DTE Energy plans major two-year solar energy buildout to meet corporate demand Michigan utility DTE Energy to add 420MW of solar in next two yearslast_img read more

first_imgThree counts of aggravated assaultPossession of an instrument of a crime with intent to use it criminallyThree counts of simple assaultThree counts of recklessly endangering another personCriminal mischief – damaging propertyThree counts of harassmentDisorderly conductCarry/discharge an air rifle in a public place Police say Yurick is accused of a “shooting incident” in Bethlehem, Pa. just three-hours earlier. Police say Yurick will be charged with menacing a police officer and criminal possession of a weapon in the 3rd degree. Bethlehem Police have issued warrants for the following charges VESTAL (WBNG) — Authorities identified the suspect in an officer-involved shooting on May 13 on the Vestal Parkway. When he was removed from his vehicle, a pellet pistol fell from his lap, authorities say. They say he shot at least three people with a pellet gun at a gas station. At least one of the victims required hospital treatment.center_img The charges have not been filed due to Yurick being in the hospital recovering from two non-life threatening gunshot wounds. The Vestal Police Department says 29-year-old Colin Yurick of Michigan is accused of drawing a weapon on an officer and causing a three-hour long standoff with multiple law enforcement agencies. Vestal authorities say Yurick was arrested in Michigan in August 2019 for brandishing a pellet pistol. Vestal Police say authorities in Bethlehem did not identify Yurick as a suspect until five days after the incident in Vestal occurred. They say they do not know why Yurick was in Vestal.last_img read more

first_imgOn the occasion of the historical marking of the seaplane line Trieste-Mali Lošinj, on Saturday, May 19, 2018, the seaplane landed from Trieste in the bay of Malološinj. It is a memory of the beginning of the first commercial flights when in 1926 the airline SISA connected Trieste and Turin, Zadar and Mali Lošinj.The seaplane took off from Trieste in the afternoon, and landed in the bay of Malološinj an hour later, transporting the Italian delegation of the Nautical State Institute in Trieste. “We are witnessing an increasingly intensive development of this cooperation with the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, which recognizes the importance of good neighborly relations and the potential they provide for strengthening cooperation, especially in transport connections, hydrofoiling lines, economy and culture. Dialogue and togetherness is what should guide us in our mutual relations. The Kozulich family, originally from the island of Lošinj, who settled in Trieste in the 18th and 19th centuries, is responsible for connecting Lošinj and Trieste. The first passenger seaplanes were built in their shipyards, and later they founded the first Italian airline SISA, the forerunner of the most famous Italian company Alitalia. Our role in this symbolic commemoration is primarily cultural, but through culture a lot can be done, believes the mayor of Mali Lošinj Ana Kučić.After the ceremonial reception, in Villa Perla, also the Italian Community of Mali Lošinj, an exhibition was organized with the presentation of 36 historical photographs from 1920 to 1930 – air services of the SISA seaplane. The exhibition will be open until September 15, 2018. The celebration of the historic summer, with an emphasis on the connection between the Italian and Croatian cities, was organized by the Nautical State Institute in Trieste, the Regional Cultural Institution of Istria-Dalmatia, the Italian community in Mali Lošinj and Rijeka, the Lošinj community in Trieste, the City of Trieste, the National University of Trieste , The City of Mali Lošinj and the Tourist Board of the City of Mali Lošinj.LOŠINJ HOTELS & VILLAS INTRODUCES DIRECT AIRLINES FOR LOŠINJThis summer, the hotel brand Lošinj Hotels & Villas offers its guests a faster and easier arrival to the island of vitality with a special offer of flights.Namely, from June 25 to September 16, LH&V, in cooperation with the Czech airline Silver Air, is organizing return flights from Zagreb, Split, Pula and Lugano to Lošinj at a price of as little as 235 euros. Thus, the arrival on the island of Lošinj becomes more accessible, and Lošinj will additionally confirm its deserved place on the map of unavoidable tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. More attached.Related news: LOŠINJ HOTELS & VILLAS INTRODUCES DIRECT AIRLINES FOR LOŠINJlast_img read more

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion A most wonderful production was put on recently at the Blue Roses Theatre in Schenectady High School. Using the words of people who actually spoke them, the play brought the audience back 25 years ago. It relived the accidental killing of a child and a rift between the black and Hassidic communities in the surrounding area of Crown Heights, Brooklyn.The theater has consistently had excellent productions and is a real gem in our community. For a top admission price of $6 ($3 for seniors and students), it can’t be topped for a  marvelous afternoon or evening of good drama, comedy or a musical.Their next production will be The Addams Family in March. Take the family and see something exciting. These young people deserve to be supported.Sally MadgidNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

first_imgThe modified common cold viruses behind high-profile COVID-19 vaccine candidates from China’s CanSino Biologics and Russia’s Gamaleya Institute have been studied for decades, but are still not widely used.The following are some details of their development, how they work and past and potential future uses: When were these viruses first used in medical research? Vectors are materials used as mechanisms to carry genetic information into human cells. Modified viruses that cannot replicate on their own and so will not cause infection can be used as vectors to carry genes from the target virus into human cells to induce an immune response against that virus.Ad5 vectors were tested in early gene therapy, which aims to install a missing gene or replace a mutated or damaged one. They were largely abandoned after an 18-year-old died in 1999 from an immune system overreaction after receiving a large dose during a gene therapy trial.Some researchers believe the strong immune response that caused problems with gene therapy makes these vectors well suited to vaccines, where much lower doses are used and a protective immune response is the objective.Have ad5 vectors been successful in the past?At McMaster University in Canada, Graham and collaborators developed a variety of Ad5 vectors, including for a rabies vaccine used on wild raccoons in the province of Ontario.He and other researchers began developing an Ad5-based vaccine against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2003 and published preclinical data. It was set aside when that pandemic ended.In 2011, CanSino licensed an experimental tuberculosis vaccine based on Ad5 from McMaster researchers.The Chinese company’s focus later shifted to an Ad5-based Ebola vaccine at the request of the Chinese military, according to Dr. Thomas Evans, current chief scientific officer at Vaccitech, who was involved with the tuberculosis project. The Ebola vaccine was approved for military use in 2017.Russia’s Gamaleya Research Institute, which developed Russia’s coronavirus vaccine, also used the Ad5 platform to develop an Ebola vaccine, which they said has been administered to about 2,100 people.What else is under development using ad5 vectors?In addition to the Ad5-based COVID-19 vaccines, an inhaled version of the experimental tuberculosis vaccine is still under development at McMaster, Dr. Zhou Xing told Reuters. His team is also in the early stages of developing an inhaled COVID-19 vaccine, testing Ad5 and another vector based on a chimpanzee adenovirus. Topics :center_img The modified adenovirus type 5 (Ad5) viruses used in these vaccines grow in a human kidney cell line called HEK293 that was created by Canadian researcher Dr. Frank Graham at a Dutch lab in the 1970s and first used to make viral vectors in the 1980s.Graham planned to use HEK293 cells to study mechanisms underlying cancer, and distributed them to researchers all over the world.”The cells became tremendously widespread and popular” among researchers, said Graham, now retired in Italy.What are vectors used in vaccines and how do they work?last_img read more

first_img May 12, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Zika Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today announced his administration’s plan to bolster surveillance, mitigation, and response efforts for Zika virus to better protect all residents in the commonwealth.The Pennsylvania Zika Virus Response Plan, developed by the Pennsylvania Departments of Health and Environmental Protection, outlines the phases of education, surveillance, and response activities that will occur for various levels of mosquito activity within the commonwealth as well as triggers based on the presence of Zika disease within our state. The phases range from the current situation of a moderate level of travel-associated cases to potential widespread local transmission by mosquitos.  Pennsylvania has requested funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement this plan.“My administration is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all Pennsylvanians,” said Governor Wolf. “We are continuing to work with our partners on the local, state, and federal levels to keep Pennsylvania safe. The roll-out of this plan is another proactive step in our collaborative strategy to protect our citizens and prevent the spread of the Zika virus.”“This Zika Virus Response Plan will better help us protect the health of the more than 12 million people who call Pennsylvania home,” said Secretary of Health Karen Murphy. “Zika generally causes very mild symptoms and rarely leads to serious side effects in those who become ill with the virus. However, pregnant women and those of childbearing age are at greatest risk as Zika is known to potentially cause serious and even fatal birth defects in some babies born to women infected with the virus during pregnancy. This plan will help ensure we have the measures in place to better inform and protect all of our residents.”The main goals of the Pennsylvania Zika Virus Response Plan are to:Enhance DOH surveillance for Zika cases in Pennsylvanians;Develop a plan that will enable DOH to test for the virus without using CDC laboratories;Enhance DEP vector surveillance and control of the Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti species of mosquitos; andEnsure collaboration between commonwealth agencies and partners to educate pregnant women and the general public about important Zika virus messages.Currently, the only confirmed cases of Zika in Pennsylvania are in individuals who contracted the virus while visiting one of the areas where the virus is actively spreading. At this time, no cases of Zika in Pennsylvania or in the continental U.S. have occurred as a result of locally acquired infections. Once warmer temperatures arrive in the commonwealth and remain in place throughout the summer months, the risk of limited local transmission of Zika virus by the type of mosquitos that potentially carry it will increase.“DEP and our county partners are focused on monitoring for the presence of mosquitos potentially associated with Zika transmission and implementing control measures when necessary,” said DEP Secretary John Quigley. “We are working very closely with the Department of Health to ensure the safety of our citizens.”Zika is a generally mild illness, and most individuals do not have any symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they can include fever, rash, joint or muscle pain, conjunctivitis (pink eye), or headache, and last from several days to one week.Although the Aedes aegypti mosquito remains the primary carrier of the Zika virus, Aedes albopictus has also been implicated as a secondary carrier of this disease. While Aedes aegypti has not been found in Pennsylvania since 2002, Aedes albopictus has been found throughout the major metropolitan areas of southern Pennsylvania.  These species are different from ones DEP currently surveys and require different tactics. The new surveillance and control methods outlined in the plan that are needed to protect public health from this potential threat will require additional DEP resources.The disease can also be transmitted sexually, as well as by blood transfusions. The CDC advises men who have traveled to the Zika-affected areas to wear condoms consistently and correctly during sex to avoid spreading the virus to their partners. This is especially important for men whose partners are pregnant women or women who are of childbearing age, as the Zika virus has been linked to potentially severe birth defects in babies born to women who had the illness during pregnancy.The CDC also recommends that all pregnant women consider postponing travel to Zika-affected areas. Women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or may be pregnant and must travel to these areas should first consult with their health care provider. Pregnant women who visit Zika-affected areas and develop symptoms within two weeks of returning home should contact their health care provider.Because there currently is no vaccine or treatment for Zika, the best way to avoid contracting the virus is to prevent mosquito bites by:Using an insect repellent containing DEET;Wearing light-colored, lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that covers hands, arms, legs, and other exposed skin.Using physical barriers such as screens, closed doors and windows.The Aedes types of mosquitos that can potentially transmit the Zika virus bite during the daytime. To control all mosquitos outside your home or business:Install or repair and use window and door screens.Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out any items that hold water like buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpot saucers, or trash containers. Mosquitos lay eggs near water. Use an outdoor flying insect spray where mosquitos rest – dark, humid areas like under patio furniture or under the carport or garage.Have clogged roof gutters cleaned every year, particularly if the leaves from surrounding trees have a tendency to plug up the drains. Roof gutters can produce millions of mosquitoes each season.If you have a septic tank, repair cracks or gaps. Cover open vent or plumbing pipes with wire mesh that consists of holes smaller than an adult mosquito.For more information, visit Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Wolf Administration Increases Zika Surveillance Plans; Risk of Contracting Virus in Commonwealth Currently Very Lowlast_img read more

first_imgJohn McGrath is predicting the Gold Coast will continue to benefit (from growth) over the next five years.LEADING real estate industry figure John McGrath is tipping the Gold Coast property market to benefit from the 2018 Commonwealth Games for the next five years.“Having experienced Sydney in 2000 with the Olympics and knowing what the Gold Coast has to offer, I can only say the Commonwealth Games will be an amazing postcard to the world,” Mr McGrath said.“You’ve got the fact the whole world will be exposed to an incredible city and lifestyle, as well as the fact the infrastructure investment in the lead-up has been prolific and the market is so undervalued.“I think the Gold Coast will continue to benefit (from growth) over the next five years.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenGrowth of regional hubs03:46Mr McGrath’s top suburb pick on the Gold Coast in his McGrath Report 2018, released on the weekend was Coomera.WHY COOMERA IS SET TO BOOMHe said Coomera would benefit from new infrastructure including the $470 million Westfield Shopping Centre which is expected to open in late 2018.“There are a lot of great areas in between Brisbane and the Gold Coast and Coomera is a great example,” Mr McGrath said.“I think it will continue to grow.”last_img read more

first_imgTHE GOVERNMENT of Kazakstan has approved a comprehensive upgrading plan for the republic’s railways, including new lines to integrate the former SZD West Kazakstan and Almaty regional railways.Top priority in the package are measures to cut the use of imported diesel fuel, which currently accounts for 80% of KR’s operating costs. Wiring of the Almaty – Chu line is due to be completed by the end of 1998, providing an electrified trunk network linking the old capital with its sucessor Akmola, the western city of Kustanai and the Uzbekistan capital Tashkent.Three new cut-offs have been authorised. The links from Djenkazgan to Kyzil-Orda and Chelkar to Beinei will create a new corridor to the southwest, cutting diesel fuel usage by around 10%. South Korean contractors will participate in construction of the Djenkazgan – Kyzil-Orda line. In the northwest, a link from Zhangiz-Tlast_img read more

first_imgSusan Lee Robinson, 74, of Metamora, IN passed away Wednesday morning, April 20, 2016 at Brookville Healthcare Center where she had been a resident since September 23, 2015. She had been in failing health for the past several months.She was born November 11, 1941 in Cincinnati, OH, the daughter of John Carl and Mary Guisinger Hibbett.On May 7, 1988, she was married in the Elm Grove Baptist Church in Metamora, IN to Raymond Lee Robinson. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. Mr. Robinson survives.She was a faithful member of the Elm Grove Baptist Church, Metamora, IN. In her leisure she enjoyed bird watching, working in her flower and vegetable garden and was an avid adult softball player, playing for the women’s softball team, “The Ding-A-Lings”.Survivors include her husband, Raymond Robinson, of Metamora, IN; three children, Michael Anthony Panzeca, of Pompano Beach, FL, John Dominic Panzeca and wife, Susan, of Milford, OH and Gina Marie Panzeca, of Reading, OH; two step-daughters, Deborah Jean Spurlock, of Connersville and Angela Kay Ruble, of Laurel; seven grandchildren, Brett Andrew Frosio, Benjamin John Panzeca, Bethany Rose Panzeca, April Renee Baker, Regina Michelle Ault, Amanda Pauline Allen and Trevor Lee Ruble; seven great-grandchildren, Harleigh Johnson, Eli Ault, Abryann Baker, Owen Baker, Luke Baker, Lilly Baker and Mason Allen; a brother, Jim Minshall, of Cincinnati, OH; two sisters, Judy Smith, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Barbara “Bobbie” Schmidt, Cincinnati, OH; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Bill Hibbett.Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Monday, April 25, 2016 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Laurel North Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 AM until 1 PM on Monday and anytime at read more

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