Governor’s Advisory Council Seeks Candidates For Game Commission Board

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first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 10, 2016 Governor’s Advisory Council Seeks Candidates For Game Commission Boardcenter_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – The Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation is seeking a qualified candidate to represent District 6 on the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s board of directors. District 6 includes the counties of Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, Snyder and York. The district is currently represented by Ronald Weaner, of Biglerville, Adams County.  While Commissioner Weaner’s term expired on June 3, 2016, he is permitted to serve a six-month extension while his replacement is sought.“The Governor is reaching out to the hunting and trapping community in District 6 to find a diverse group of applicants, one of which will be nominated by the Governor to fill this vacancy,” said Robb Miller, director of the advisory council.  “We’re encouraging anyone interested in volunteering to serve on the board to send us a letter of intent and a resume.”According to the Game Code, applicants must be well informed on the subject of wildlife conservation and restoration and be residents of the district.  Commissioners serve a four year term and may be reappointed for a maximum of two additional terms.  They receive no compensation for their services, but are reimbursed for travel expenses.Candidates will be interviewed by the advisory council and rated on their responses, as well as on their professional and volunteer experience with wildlife conservation and related activities.  Governor Tom Wolf will select the final candidate to be presented to the Senate for confirmation.Individuals interested in applying should send a resume and detailed cover letter explaining their desire to serve to Robb Miller, Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation, 400 Market St., 7th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2301.  Individuals can also email the information to Robb Miller at [email protected] will be accepted until Friday, September 9, 2016.CONTACT: Robb Miller, Governor’s Advisory Council on Hunting, Fishing & Conservation, 717-705-0793Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

Saskatchewan father upset sons hockey team not allowed to wear memorial patch

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first_imgNORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. – The father of a young Saskatchewan hockey player who committed suicide calls a decision to remove a memorial patch from his son’s team’s jerseys a slap in the face.Neil Lascelle’s son Ash took his own life in January and his Battlefords Barons teammates had been wearing a patch on their sweaters in his honour.The circular crest reads: “In loving memory Ash, 2002-2018.”The Battlefords Minor Hockey Association recently ruled the patches cannot be worn next year.“It wasn’t very tactful. It was all about a power struggle versus what was in it for the kids, the team, whomever it really mattered to,” the father said. “It should never have been about a struggle.”Ash was 15 years old when he died.His father described him as a social butterfly who loved sports, especially hockey, but also excelled at football and track and field. His favourite teams included the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins and the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings.Ash enjoyed the outdoors and was musically talented. He talked about having a career in policing and had recently considered joining the military.His father said that he excelled in school and achieved 97 per cent in his Grade 10 science class.There were nearly 1,500 people at his funeral.“I stereotyped him to not have any issues,” Lascelle said. “It seemed to me like he was the popular kid, he was athletic.“We thought some of the things he was going through were just teenage things.”Teammates wanted to keep the patch on their jerseys until 2021, when Ash would have moved on from midget hockey.But the minor hockey association ordered the crests be removed at the end of this season and reaffirmed that stance at an April meeting.The association’s board said that all jerseys need to be the same.“If 10 kids would want it and 10 kids didn’t, you can’t have 10 that want it,” said Kyle Kellgren, president of the Battlefords Minor Hockey Association.“There’s a possibility that kids don’t want it. There’s a parent that spoke against the patch at the meeting. It’s not all just one-sided.”Kellgren said players are still permitted to put the crests on hockey pants, helmets and bags.Lascelle attended the meeting and said that it felt orchestrated. People tried to ask questions about the crest, but they weren’t taken seriously, he said.“Never provided any proof or substantial evidence that this was a negative thing for the crest on the jersey and they never provided anybody that they talked to in regards to this,” said Lascelle, who stayed up until 3 a.m. after the meeting to take crests off the jerseys.Dr. Katy Kamkar, a clinical psychologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, suggested anything that “people can come up with that can help them build that resiliency” is a helpful way to cope.Every day since Ash’s death has become a little more manageable for Lascelle, his wife, Michele, and their two other sons Mitchell, 18, and Dion, 23, he said.But “you can’t explain the loss of a child.”He said he attended every game after Ash died and was proud of the team for wanting to remember him.Lascelle said more than a dozen children have reached out to him when they’ve felt down.“I had one parent call me up and say you saved my daughter, and from this point on, we’re family,” he said.“If I save one person, then my son will be proud of me.“Maybe I’m kind of having my son live through me in a sense that I’ve adopted or I’m trying to be that person that Ash was.”— By Ryan McKenna in Regina. Follow @RyanBMcKenna on Twitterlast_img read more

PMs Remarks at Bahamas Stripings Venture Capital Fund Launch

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 14, 2017 – Nassau –Cabinet ColleaguesMr. Atario Mitchell, President and Founder, Bahamas Striping Group of Companies; Allen Albury, Managing Director;Dominic Stirrup, Director of Business Development;Invited Guests;Ladies and GentlemenMany of you in this audience would recall that it was only a few months back, June, 10th, to be exact, that I had the opportunity of being with Atario and the principals of his company and the employees of Bahamas Striping as the company celebrated its 7th Anniversary.     It was a wonderful occasion which, together with some of my Parliamentary colleagues, we thoroughly enjoyed.At that time, you had built your celebrations around the theme of the mustard seed, a theme taken from the Bible which we all know.     The mustard seed, though the smallest of seeds has the potential to grow into the mightiest of trees, far exceeding its small beginnings.I am happy to note that this is indeed the model of growth of Bahamas Striping and to be quite frank, it has far exceeded what it thought would have been its potential.There are many lessons to be learnt from the exponential growth and development of this company, and I never allow an opportunity to pass without publicly lauding Atario Mitchell for what he has been able to accomplish.  This enterprise is a shining example of that dictum that give an individual an inch and he will achieve a mile. It speaks to the fact if given the opportunity, ordinary – – and I stress the word ordinary – Bahamians have the will and determination to succeed at anything.I have read Atario’s own testimony and it is worth quoting in full because through his own words, he says it so well:“As a young person, I did not come from a rich family, I had no political connection, I didn’t graduate at the top of my class but today in a progressive Bahamas, I have through hard work success is possible.”Let me remind this audience and to those who will perhaps read and listen to what I have to say that this reality that we have today in Bahamas Striping was created under another Free National Government.  It was in 2010 that this enterprise was started through a grant from the Self-Starter Program launched by a previous FNM Government.  I am pleased that the Free National Movement has had a longstanding commitment to youth and business development.I go on record by stating that youth entrepreneurial empowerment will be a major focus of my administration as we see this as a means of tackling some of our long entrenched problems in our urban areas such as unemployment, crime and social anomie.Today, I have come to endorse the efforts of Bahamas Striping in going far beyond its remit in launching what is really a private venture capital fund.  It is my understanding that the company has taken $1m of its funds and will use it to establish funding opportunities to young adults who can come forward with bankable proposals that would allow them the opportunity to get a leg up in the world of business. This is genuine and this is new and it should be applauded.I need not tell you that there are countless examples of young individuals who have ideas to start a business enterprise but who have nowhere to turn to find the first red penny to advance their proposals.  They are unable to obtain funding through the established commercial banks and quite naturally they would not have the connections or the knowledge to obtain private financing.  And so what happens, the dream is deferred, and the dream dies. Needless to say, this leads to personal frustration and social explosion.  And so I applaud this new initiative by Bahamas Striping as it has the potential to open the doors for many.One of today’s realities is that the private sector must expand.  It must be that sector of our economy that must be bold and imaginative.  We know that the public sector is already overburdened when it comes to creating new employment and so any opportunity that the private sector has to expand and create new employment should be welcomed.Another point that is really very important, that I wish to highlight, is this — and the story of the development of Bahamas Striping bears this out.  Our economy needs small and medium enterprises to grow and become successful. More often than not, these are the companies that employ those who are marginalized and who may not fit into the conventional mainstream of employable skills.  But the market place must find room for such young men and women, and often the best way to do this is allowing such persons to do their own thing.Finally, if I were to make an observation for the benefit of those who will be approving and monitoring these small grants and loans, and it is this. Be on the lookout for those who bring creativity and enthusiasm to their proposals.Today, it is so commonplace to see everyone doing the same thing. While healthy competition is good, one must be careful not to dismiss out of hand, that proposal that might go against the grain.  Our economy needs all types to grow and to flourish and we must be on the lookout for these types of individuals.That having been said, we know of the ever growing demand for those who would wish to do landscaping and gardening services, courier/delivery services, trucking and haulage, grooming and beauty business, food and drinks vending services and so on.  Not everyone has to become a mechanic or a contractor or the likes. Find that for which there is a demand and then create a service.I would repeat that which I said earlier. My Government is committed to helping the small man. We believe that he has a stake in the economic growth of The Bahamas and we will put our resources to work for you.On my last visit with you, I mentioned the culture of training with which Bahamas stripping is imbued. The training and empowerment of young men is a cornerstone of your corporate culture.  You are not only a center of excellence.  You are also a center of hope.  You are an example for other young entrepreneurs.But the Government is also doing its part when it comes to training. Just across the street from the headquarters of Bahamas Striping is the BTVI.  Then there is the National Training Agency which only recently enrolled its 8th cohort of students and which is preparing young people for the world of work and enterprise.  And of course, at the highest level, there is the University of The Bahamas. My point is that an array of training is available in many forms and I encourage our young people to take advantage of such training.I congratulate Bahamas Striping for that which it is launching today. This will have a profound impact on the lives of many young people by giving them that much needed jump-start to their lives.I thank Bahamas Striping for what they will do.  I wish to assure you of my fullest support on a personal level, and of course, you know that you can depend on the co-operation of my Government.Congratulations and thank you! Related Items:center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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It Comes From Space to Solve our Energy Problems

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first_img Citation: It Comes From Space to Solve our Energy Problems (2006, March 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2006-03-space-energy-problems.html Figure 1: Early prototype bioreactor on the roof of the MIT cogeneration plant. Greenfuel has advanced the design and scale since. Cambridge, Mass (photo courtesy of: the http://fraserdomain.com) Originally inspired by NASA studies into regenerative life-support, the technology incorporates specially shaped tubes of water and site-specific algae at the end of large-scale sources of Carbon Dioxide such as coal-burning plants, reducing CO2 emissions by up to 40% and NOx by up to 86%, according to the company.“This is a really big idea.” said GreenFuel founder and MIT Aeronautics Professor Isaac Berzin during a recent interview with Scientific American. While the idea of using algae to clean smoke is not new, GreenFuel has made two breakthroughs that it believes will make the concept viable. First, it developed techniques to tailor algal species to specific sites, increasing efficiency and reducing problems such as die-off that have plagued other attempts. “There are a lot of variables which go into selecting a given strain of algae, from basic environmental factors such as climate and light levels, to power-plant factors like the nature of output gases, to post-processing requirements.” explained Marty Goldenblatt, VP of Sales, in a recent interview with PhysOrg. “We use rapid adaptation devices which allows us to find what set of algae is best for different conditions.”The company has also optimized the algal growth system itself, creating a triangular tubing arrangement which causes rising bubbles of smoke to mix the algae, ensuring all of it has adequate light levels. The geometry also simplifies harvesting, allowing gravity to sweep out heavily grown tubes. “You can think of it as milking a cow.” Berzin has said. Central to GreenFuel’s business proposition, harvested algae can then be converted to bio-diesel, Ethanol, or other products that customers can sell for profit. While captured CO2 and NOx would be re-released in another combustion process, each molecule will have been used more than once, greatly reducing overall emissions.Somewhat ironically, GreenFuel’s founder and MIT Aeronautics Professor Isaac Berzin got the idea to use algae to save the environment here at home while working on a project to help take humans to other worlds. Contracted to develop an advanced life-support system for NASA, Berzin worked with aquatic microbes like algae that could turn carbon dioxide from human breath and other waste sources back into oxygen. He soon realized algae’s ability to capture carbon make it ideal for reducing pollution from pollution-generating plants on Earth.With such promising technology, what impedes full-scale implementation? “Space.” Says Goldenblatt, “Like all solar-based energy we need land over which to expose the algae. This can limit where we deploy.” Another hurtle involves convincing often-conservative utility executives to invest in cutting edge technology.These issues notwithstanding, GreenFuel is pressing forward and gaining steam. They received over $11 million in second round Venture Capitol funding this December and recently moving to a 13,000 square foot facility. Currently, they are in negotiations with the New York State Energy Research Group to conduct analyses and initial tests of power plants in that state.By Matthew Silver, Copyright 2006 PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. GreenFuel Technologies Corporation, a start-up company in Cambridge Massachusetts, wants to use little green algae to cleanse the smoke from polluting smokestacks, converting it back into bio-fuels such as diesel or ethanol.last_img read more