West Virginia Leaders Call for a Future Past Coal

first_imgWest Virginia Leaders Call for a Future Past Coal FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Taylor Kuykendall for SNL:West Virginia University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Joyce McConnell says the university has a moral obligation to investigate the potential for an economic future in West Virginia that could include less coal.McConnell spoke April 8 at the fifth annual National Energy Conference, hosted by the West Virginia University College of Law, which examined the downward trends in the state’s beleaguered coal industry and looked to the future of what could be done.McConnell said the writing that West Virginia’s economy needs diversification have been on the wall for a while. “We are witness to a collapse of an economy,” McConnell said.John Deskins, director of WVU’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research, said, “We have some counties that are in a Great Depression,” noting some counties have lost one-third of their jobs.He said pinning hopes on abolishing U.S. EPA rules is an ineffective solution to the problem of southern West Virginia’s coal demand due to a storm of factors including low natural gas prices, anemic international demand and geologic challenges in the region.Charles Patton, president and COO of Appalachian Power Co., a subsidiary of American Electric Power Co. Inc., said he thinks it is essentially a given there will be carbon dioxide regulations of some sort in the future.Showing a slide that projects a rapid expansion into renewables, Patton said five or six years ago he would not believe that was the sort of direction the company would move toward as quickly as it has.“We’ll continue to operate our coal fleet until about 2040,” Patton said. “The output from those plants is going to be significantly less.”Full article ($): WVU: School has moral obligation to aid state in moving beyond coallast_img read more

Angels’ Ty Buttrey working to improve his video game skills for MLB The Show tourney

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Buttrey, who is living in the Tampa area, said he’s been on a more regular workout routine during the quarantine than even in a normal offseason, because there aren’t any of the normal distractions like family visits or travel.He thinks he may even have improved based on some of the ways he’s conditioning.“Today I threw a 20-pitch bullpen,” Buttrey said. “I was really feeling comfortable with my mechanics. Last year that was something I felt kind of inconsistent with in the middle of the year.”Like all players, though, Buttrey has no idea when he’ll be able to put all of this to use on the baseball field. The sport remains in an indefinite shutdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic.Related Articles Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Ty Buttrey’s quarantine has become much busier lately.Since last week, Buttrey has split his time between prepping for real baseball and virtual baseball. Buttrey is the Angels’ participant in an MLB The Show tournament organized by Major League Baseball.“My wife isn’t too happy with it,” Buttrey said via conference call on Tuesday. “I’ve taken some time away from our Netflix shows, but I’ve got to practice this game. It’s been on my mind right now.”Buttrey lost three of the first four games he’s played, which prompted him to get some help for noted gamer Ryan Wilcox, who is an Angels fan. Known online as McGunski, the 23-year-old Wilcox has more than 20,000 followers on his Twitch channel and more than 40,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel.center_img Although there have been ideas floated for getting the games to return, perhaps by playing in empty stadiums in spring training parks in Arizona and Florida, Buttrey said he’s skeptical of anything that would quarantine players without their families.“We’ve got to do what’s right, but we have to keep ourselves healthy and we’ve got to be with our families,” he said. “That’s really important.”Buttrey said he would go so far as to play in Japan or Taiwan if it was deemed safe and families could join the players.“I think that would be awesome,” he said. “I would love to go to Japan.” Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Although Wilcox beat him 18-0 in a three-inning scrimmage, Buttrey said he’s improving.“It was crazy the things I learned last night,” Buttrey said. “Even though it’s kind of a joke and it’s a video game, I want to win this.”The player who wins the tournament will earn a $25,000 donation in his name to the local Boys and Girls Club in his community.Buttrey said he has been spending his afternoons and evenings practicing at the video game after full mornings of throwing and working out in the gym to be ready whenever baseball resumes.“If it does start in a month, I want to be prepared,” he said. “I don’t want to be coming in and getting hurt or losing my job to someone who was working out hard.”last_img read more

Adnan Ćatić optimistic prior to the Fight against Chudinov

first_imgAdnan Ćatić aka Felix Sturm will fight against Fedor Chudinov in Oberhausen today.In May 2015, Ćatić and Chudinov fought in Frankfurt. The Russian won back then, thanks to judges’ decision. Sturm, who is fighting under the German flag, did not manage to make it to the fifth title of the world champion in the fight for WBA belt.At the weighing yesterday, Sturm weighted 75.9 kilograms and Chudinov 76.2 kilograms.In this match, Felix will attempt to revenge to Chudinov. The boxer of BiH origin has been thoroughly preparing for thus fight. He believes he can win back the world champion title.“I have been training in the mountains a lot. I feel great and I am optimistic,” Sturm said for the German media.Chudinov highlighted that the fight will not be easy at all. What is certain is that Sturm will have great support of BiH fans.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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first_img be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/10-black-women-changing-the-world-via-science-and-technology/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/10-black-women-changing-the-world-via-science-and-technology/ -Editor’s Note: This article has been updated since its original publish date in April 2016 Jedidah Isler: Isler made history as the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in Astrophysics. She is presently an NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at Vanderbilt University and participates in the Future Faculty Leader program at Harvard University’s Center for Astrophysics. Hadiyah-Nicole Green: Green is a physicist who recently made groundbreaking headway in the use of lasers to treat cancer. (Image: BlackScienceNetwork)Ashanti Johnson: Johnson is a geochemist and chemical oceanographer. One of the first African American women to earn a Ph.D. in oceanography; her work was instrumental in decoding the environmental effects of potentially hazardous incidents throughout Puerto Rico and in the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear accident. The National Urban League recently released a report that shows despite the fact that most black Americans are consumers of technology there remains a persistent lack of diversity in the tech industry. In fact, all of the STEM (Science, Technology. Energy, and Math) have conspicuously low numbers of women and minorities. Yet, there are black women in STEM right now, who are working tirelessly as advocates for more minorities in STEM And they have some pretty cool careers to boot. Here are ten amazing black women in STEM: (Image: File)Star Cunningham: Cunningham has an extensive computer science background including telecommunications product development, and as a solutions manager for IBM Smarter Planet. Currently, she is the founder and CEO of 4D Healthcare. Her company has developed an innovative solution for managing chronic pain and conditions. Kala Fleming: Fleming is a scientist with IBM who leads research in water management. She develops solutions and leads projects that improve urban water security, agricultural water management, and public health. Ayanna Howard; Image: FileAyanna Howard: Howard is a respected roboticist and a Motorola Foundation professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech’s Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines. She has created robots to study the impact of global warming on the Antarctic ice shelves. (Image: Partpic)Nashlie H. Sephus: Sephus is the CTO of tech startup, Partpic, an app which lets users find replacement parts for various products via a photo. Sephus is the brain power behind this technology; she writes the visual recognition algorithms for the app. Black Enterprise Magazine January/February 2018 IssueReport Sheds Grim Details on Black Women’s Net Worth5 Motivational STEM Videos For Your Kids To Watch Lisa White:White is Director of Education and Outreach at the University of California Museum of Paleontology and Adjunct Professor of Geology at San Francisco State University. She is a micropaleontologist (specializing in fossil diatoms) and she is active in efforts to increase diversity in the geosciences through programs such as SF-ROCKS (Reaching Out to Communities and Kids with Science in San Francisco). She was the inaugural recipient of the Geological Society of America Bromery Award, an honor bestowed upon a geoscientist who has been instrumental in opening the geoscience field to other minorities.  Image: File (Image: Texas A&M University)Danielle Cummings: Cummings has a Ph.D. in computer science from Texas A&M University and is a computer systems researcher for the Department of Defense. She also is the founder of Black Women in Computing (BWiC). (Image: Arizona State University)Loretta Cheeks: Cheeks has two decades of experience in computer science and engineering, developing systems and heading up development teams within the communications, radio, avionics, instrumentation and control, and chemical industries. She is currently a computer science Ph.D. candidate at Arizona State University. She also founded StrongTIES to promote STEM K-12 education.last_img read more