Rhode Island moving forward with 600MW offshore wind solicitation

first_imgRhode Island moving forward with 600MW offshore wind solicitation FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ReNews.biz:Rhode Island has issued a 600MW offshore wind solicitation for the state.The move forms part of Governor Gina Raimondo’s plan to meet 100% of the state’s electricity demand with renewable energy resources by 2030.The solicitation will be developed by National Grid, with oversight by the state Office of Energy Resources, and is subject to approval by the Public Utilities Commission.Orsted and Eversource Energy’s JV Revolution Wind has already been selected to provide 400MW in Rhode Island’s first offshore wind solicitation.Governor Raimondo said: “In the face of global climate change, Rhode Island must drive toward a cleaner, more affordable and reliable clean energy future. In January, I set a nation-leading goal for Rhode Island to meet 100% of its electricity demand with renewables by 2030. Offshore wind will help us achieve that bold, but achievable goal, while creating jobs and cementing our status as a major hub in the nation’s burgeoning offshore wind industry.”More: Rhode Island issues 600MW US offshore wind bidlast_img read more

Bohemia Man Lit, Threw Bottle of Fuel, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Bohemia man was arrested after he allegedly lit a bottle full of flammable liquid on fire and threw it out of a moving vehicle in Lake Grove on Sunday night, Suffolk County police said.Officers responded to a report that a incendiary device landed in the street, which caught on fire before a resident extinguished the flames with a hose shortly before 8 p.m., police said.Witnesses provided police with a description of the vehicle, which officers found less than an hour later at Gulf gas station on Expressway Drive South in Holbrook, police said.Anthony Persico, 25, was identified as the suspect who threw the flaming bottle.Arson Squad detectives charged him with criminal possession of a weapon.He will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more

Ed Walsh Trial: Defense Witness Counters Prosecution’s Theory

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County Conservative Party Chairman Ed Walsh’s attorneys called a witness to testify Tuesday at his fraud trial at Central Islip federal court to counter the prosecution’s theory of how they said they can prove Walsh skipped work at the county jail.Joseph Kennedy, a senior manager at Va.-based Cherry Biometrics, told the jury that cell phones can connect with towers up to 21 miles from the caller’s location and don’t necessarily use the closest tower, although prosecutors had showed several instances in which Walsh’s cell phone used towers closest to where evidence showed he was on a certain day. The defense called Kennedy to the stand to counter the testimony of cell tower engineer Eduardo Orellana, an expert witness who used cell site data—phone billing information and Verizon records of Walsh’s calls—to create maps showing where Walsh was on specific dates when prosecutors said he was supposed to be at work.“He’s asserting that the phone’s going to the nearest tower, and that’s not true, it’s the clearest tower,” said Kennedy, who read transcripts of Orellana’s testimony, on direct examination by defense attorney Leonard Lato. But on cross-examination, prosecutors pointed out that Orellana had testified that cell phones link with towers with the clearest signal, not necessarily the nearest tower—and on Long Island, towers are about four miles apart, so phones need not search 21 miles, their maximum search capability, to find a tower with a  clear signal.Federal prosecutors have alleged that Walsh effectively stole more than $200,000 in salary for hours he was actually golfing in the Hamptons, gambling at Foxwoods Casino and politicking between 2011 and 2014. Attorneys for Walsh, who had retired shortly before the trial began so he could get his pension, have argued that Walsh was free to come and go as he pleased and make up the hours later.Kennedy also testified that which tower cell phones link with depends upon multiple factors besides distance, such as signal interference. But, on cross-examination, Kennedy conceded that he has less than a year of experience analyzing cell phone data.The defense also called several correction officers to the stand to recall their seeing Walsh at work and how they were able to reach him on his cell phone after hours during emergencies. The defense rested their case Tuesday, and Judge Arthur Spatt scheduled closing arguments for Thursday, after which the jury will begin deliberating.last_img read more

European season will finish in August, says UEFA chief

first_imgUEFA has a plan to finish the 2019-20 season by August, including the Champions League and Europa League campaigns, the European soccer governing body’s president Aleksander Ceferin has said. Loading… Promoted ContentThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs Both the Champions League and Europa League are yet to complete their last-16 matches. Paris St Germain, who were declared Ligue 1 champions, are looking to play their Champions League games abroad after the French government said professional sports would not be allowed to return before September. “Paris St Germain and Lyon… will have to organise (matches) in France,” Ceferin added. “If this is not possible, (they) will have to organise it at a neutral ground. “If you cannot play in your country, then you have to organise it at a neutral ground… I don’t see the reason why French authorities would not allow them to organise a match without spectators, but let’s see. It’s out of my power.” Euro 2020, scheduled to be hosted in 12 cities across Europe, has been postponed until next year. read also:Decision to suspend French season was premature – UEFA “We’ve had conversations with nine cities and everything is set,” Ceferin said. “With three cities, we have some issues. So we will discuss further. In principle, we will do it in 12 cities but if not, we are ready to do it in 10, nine or eight.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The majority of European league seasons were suspended in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic but a few leagues have announced plans for a restart in the coming weeks. The French and Dutch top-flight campaigns have been cancelled but the German Bundesliga restarted on Saturday and Ceferin expects at least 80% of national leagues to finish their seasons. “We have an idea but we have to wait for the executive committee of UEFA to confirm the dates. I can say that the European season will be finished, if everything is as it is now, in August,” Ceferin told beIN Sports. “As things look now, I’m sure… that we can finish the European season and this means UEFA competition. “I think the majority of leagues will finish the season. The ones who will not, it’s their decision. But they will still have to play qualifiers if they want to participate in the European UEFA competition.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Photo: Fan gets Virat Kohli’s face as his haircut and it’s unbelievable!

first_imgImage Courtesy: TOI/APAdvertisement p29oxNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsfu1kaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8mvj( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1hsvmWould you ever consider trying this?😱arwCan your students do this? 🌚5anlRoller skating! Powered by Firework The cricket fans of India have gone the most bizarre of ways to show their love and support for the team. From body paints to mimicking the appearance of their favourite superstars, the supporters never fail to amuse. Such is the case of one fan who was present at the first match of the ongoing One Day International Series between India and Australia. Meet Chirag Khilare, who had the face of irat Kohli behind his head as a haircut!Advertisement Image Courtesy: TOI/APBack in December, Chirag Khilare posted a photo on his Twitter handle, where he was seen donning the tricolour during the West Indies series, and the back of his head was trimmed and shaved to Virat Kohli’s face, the cricketer that he idolises. He captioned the picture with: “The best @imVkohli From heart to head.” Check it out below-Advertisement Before the start of Tuesday’s match at the Wankhede stadium, Chirag spoke to ANI about his appraisal of the Men in Blues’ skipper.“For many years now, I have been following Virat in every match in India and have been a fan of him since he became the captain of the Under-19 team,” he told reporters.Wearing his icon’s face behind his head that took around almost eight hours to complete, Chirag said that he dreams of meeting Virat Kohli in person.“My dream is to meet Kohli and when I will meet him, I will first touch his feet and hug him and capture that moment through a photograph.” he added.While Chirag was full on enthusiastic for the first ODI match, India suffered a horrible defeat against Australia. Bowled out on 255 runs in the first innings, the bowlers couldn’t counter the swashbuckling Aussie opening duo of David Warner and the skipper Aaron Finch, who won the match without losing a single wicket. “We were totally outplayed in all departments,” Kohli spoke in the post match interview.“It’s a strong Australian team, if you don’t play well, they could hurt you. We saw that with the bat in hand. We didn’t get enough runs.” the 31 year old added.The second match of the ODI series is tomorrow at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.Also read-Ind vs Aus 1st ODI Review: Australia batter the Men In Blue to extend their formidable runSee the lovely message a fan sent Irfan Pathan after his retirement! Advertisementlast_img read more