Solar power on the rise

first_imgSolar energy grew by 25 percent in 2016, making it one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. The 25 percent growth spurt  supported 260,000 jobs in 44 states.The solar industry employs more employees than both the coal and fossil fuel industries combined.There are two primary ways of capturing the sun’s power: solar panels convert sunlight into an electric current; and concentrated solar power (CSP) uses lenses and mirrors that track the sun to concentrate light into a very small beam, creating heat that produces electricity.Supporters of renewable energy hope the solar industry’s sustained growth will help influence President Trump and other climate change skeptics to see the business potential in solar energy and otherrenewables.Read more here.last_img read more

The Sexy Salad Pressing Corporate Catering

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York While on a spring break in the Bahamas, John Robertson became inspired by a local chef creating custom-made salads as he was bellowing, “Get your salads, get your sexy salads here!”Roberston felt he was on to something. At that moment in 1983, he came up with a  great name for his future restaurant.“I just thought that was brilliant,” recalls Robertson, who held on to the idea for two decades until he opened The Sexy Salad in Hauppauge 15 years ago. “I said, ‘That’s the place I’m going to open.’”While the alliterative name sounds whimsical, Robertson spent 20 years seriously studying the industry before opening up shop, to ensure his childhood dream would be a success. But he’s done more than just thrive. Robertson is now plotting his expansion.“We would really like to be the food company for all of Hauppauge Industrial Park,” he says. “If I can be a full service, a one call, right in the heart of the [HIP], it’ll be a home run.”As the name suggests, they started out serving salads, soups, paninis and the like. Now, their menu has grown to the point that they have theme days such as Taco Tuesdays, a build-you-own-potato bar and much more. Robertson recently opened Build a Burger next door and plans to open restaurants nearby focused on various cuisines, such as a Mexican grill and an Asian eatery.He got a big boost when he was accepted into the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which helps upstarts as passionate as Robertson to hone their business acumen by training with experts from the Wharton Business School and Babson College, and meet industry leaders.The shop also drew national headlines in 2016 when a drunk broke in, ate a dozen  bananas and passed out on the floor of The Sexy Salad before fleeing the scene. “The Banana Burglar,” as he became known, was later turned in, but Robertson declined to press charges after the thief paid restitution. Still, the quirky case drew even more attention to his shop.While he’s thankful that his success gives him the opportunity to donate to charities such as the Morgan Center and Island Harvest, he also gets excited thinking about what’s next.“Wilbur Wright was asked, ‘Where do you see the airplane industry going?’” Robertson says. “He said, ‘I don’t know, but it’s going to be spectacular.’ And The Sexy Salad is going to be absolutely spectacular, too.”last_img read more

3 ways to pay attention the old fashioned way

first_imgMy grandfather was a farmer, a community leader and he sang in his church choir. When he was alive, he used to write me long letters. Even as an adult, I will get so excited when I saw one in my post box and I would make coffee, sit in a cozy spot and read them.  With each word I could hear his voice updating me on his adventures with Nanna; the animals on the farm, and his volunteer work.  I loved him deeply and miss him, and one of my regrets is I didn’t keep all those letters.I still love hand written notes. There is something precious about someone taking the time to write you a note, rather than send an email or a text.In our busy digital world, sometimes the analogue approach gets more attention and has more impact. Maybe your members need to be reminded they are important to you in this ever changing digital world?Here are three ways to share old-fashioned attention to get results:Write thank you notes – no one does this anymore (except Jimmy Fallon). My friend and fellow speaker, Thom Singer does this, imagine how impactful it is for his clients when they receive a hand-written note after he has spoken at their conference. When was the last time you wrote a note to a member or a team member to say thank you, a vendor to thank them for their partnership or a family member to thank them for a memory? Could you carry stamped stationery at your Credit Union to make the most of those small pockets of time? I call this making time in time. Make a date – my goddaughters and I have an annual date to celebrate the holidays, and it involves a show in New York, lunch and of course, shopping. It’s a tradition we keep to create memories. One of the greatest gifts you can give someone is your time and attention.  Do you have someone you meant to catch up with? A team member you can take to lunch? A potential partner who can help you serve your members? Schedule time to share a meal, host a Skype date or a virtual coffee. I schedule tele-coffees (that’s where you make a coffee and I make a coffee and we talk on the telephone). I do tele-cocktails on Fridays – love those!Show someone you care this week. A note to a team member praising their work, a call to a board member to thank them for their service and contribution to your Credit Union, a date with a friend you haven’t seen in a while. Give someone your attention.In our distracted, crazy busy worlds people want to know that you see them and you hear them. Show someone they matter to you today by paying attention the old fashioned way.Love to hear your stories or ideas if you use these strategies and what have been your results… 30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Neen James Think force of nature. Boundless energy. Timely topics. Laugh out loud fun. Eye opening ideas. Take-aways that ACTUALLY create positive change.  Sound like what YOU’RE looking for? Then Motivational … Web: www.neenjames.com Detailscenter_img Make a phone call – did you know a phone call is now considered a personal touch! That’s crazy. In the world of tweets, texts and instant message some think it’s quicker and easier to send an electronic communication. When is the last time you called a member to thank them for their business, no sales pitch, no requests, just a thank you? The sound of your voice, the action of investing time to call will make a big impact on them.last_img read more

Goshen could head to Ascot after missing Wincanton | Racing News

first_imgJoshua Moore was due to partner Goshen at Wincanton in place of his brother Jamie, who is still recovering after fracturing his sternum and back in a fall at Fontwell in August.Gary Moore reports his son to be progressing well – but when asked if Jamie could be fit to ride at Ascot, he added: “That will be the doctor’s decision, not mine or Jamie’s.“He’s doing fantastically well, but you’ve got to respect a very serious injury like that.”- Advertisement – Goshen was one of three not declared for Wincanton’s feature race, along with Ballyandy and Song For Someone – which leaves six contenders including Paul Nicholls’ Solo, who reappears following a disappointing Cheltenham effort back in March.A 10-length winner of the Adonis Juvenile Hurdle on his British bow at Kempton in February, Solo could finish only eighth in the Triumph Hurdle at the Festival.He is the pick of stable jockey Harry Cobden, leaving Bryony Frost to team up with Nicholls’ other runner Diego Du Charmil – who was third on his return at Kempton last month.Master Debonair was an impressive winner of an Ascot Grade Two on his third hurdles outing last term, but Colin Tizzard’s charge has been off the track since disappointing in his Festival prep run in February – with connections deciding to head straight to Aintree, which was subsequently cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Sceau Royal won this race in 2016 and is back again for Alan King, with victory in the Welsh Champion Hurdle at Ffos Las already in the bag this term.Teqany won twice in September but was a length and a quarter behind Diego Du Charmil when fourth at Kempton, with Neil King’s Brandon Castle completing the line up. Goshen could be rerouted to Ascot later this month after a combination of unsuitable ground and an imperfect scope ruled him out of the Unibet Elite Hurdle at Wincanton.Trainer Gary Moore had earmarked Saturday’s Grade Two as a first outing over obstacles for Goshen since his unlucky unseating of rider Jamie Moore at the final flight when in a commanding lead in the Triumph Hurdle back in March.- Advertisement – Goshen has had two outings on the Flat in recent weeks. But the Wincanton ground – which is described as good, good to soft in places – and a minor health issue means the four-year-old may be seen next in the Coral Hurdle at Ascot on November 21.He said: “The ground wasn’t ideal, and everything with the horse is fine – but his scope wasn’t perfect, so we will get that right now.“It’s nothing serious, and we’ll have a look at the Ascot Hurdle.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Strettons founder Tobin dies aged 89

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Orkun Kokcu responds to Arsenal transfer speculation with cryptic Instagram message

first_imgOrkun Kokcu responds to Arsenal transfer speculation with cryptic Instagram message Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 5 Jun 2020 12:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.1kShares Advertisement Arsenal transfer target Orkun Kokcu made cryptic change to his Instagram profile bio (Picture: Instagram)Despite his limited experience and slight frame, former Manchester United star Jaap Stam, who managed Kokcu at Feyenoord before he was sacked earlier this season, is confident his former charge is capable of thriving in the Premier League.‘He would need to adjust because the step to Arsenal and the Premier League is totally different when you compare it to Holland,’ Stam told Goal recently. ‘The pace of the game, the quality, the intensity is a lot higher.‘But he has the ability. He is a player who has the personality to want to improve, he always wants to do better. He’s never happy with himself, he’s disappointed if he doesn’t score, or his passes aren’t good enough.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘When I joined Feyenoord, he hadn’t played a lot because everyone said he was too young. I put him in the first team and let him play most of the games, I trusted him and saw a lot of ability in him. ‘Now he’s proving himself in Holland and is one of the best midfield players in the country. ‘He’s certainly got the ability to make that step to the Premier League.’MORE: Petr Cech approved Chelsea’s move for Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick AubameyangMORE: Ray Parlour sends message to Arsenal over Kieran Tierney to Leicester City transfer speculationFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Orkun Kokcu is the subject of transfer interest from Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Orkun Kokcu appears to have responded to speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal by making a cryptic update to his Instagram profile biography. The 21-year-old has enjoyed an impressive breakthrough campaign with Feyenoord, but the Eredivisie club’s sporting director, Frank Arnesen, is reluctantly keen to cash in on his prize asset in order to raise funds ahead of a planned squad rebuild this summer. Voetbal International reported earlier this week that Arsenal were expected to launch a bid imminently for the gifted midfielder with Mikel Arteta green lighting the move for a player who fits perfectly with his playing style. AdvertisementAdvertisementFeyenoord are understood to be holding out for a fee of around £20million for the Turkey Under-21 international, a price tag which could prove prohibitive for Arsenal, especially if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League. ADVERTISEMENTSevilla are also said to be interested in Kokcu’s services but the player appears to be taking no notice of the speculation and changed his social media profile biography to include the sentence ‘Let them talk’ followed by a zipped mouth emoji. Commentlast_img read more

Gold Coast penthouses attract interstate buyers, downsizers

first_img Inside The Star Residences, Gold Coast. The Star Residences, Gold Coast.Mr Hinds said interested buyers were looking to replace their current homes, looking at quality finishes and fittings, and amenities. “The Star residences are right in the middle of everything,” Mr Hinds said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago“They are very well priced for the quality and what’s in them.”Quality engineered oak timber flooring, 2.7m high ceilings and integrated fridge and wine cabinets are just some of the many standout inclusions in the penthouses.Residents will enjoy direct integration to significantly important infrastructure including The Star Casino from the level three promenade, the Gold Coast Exhibition and Convention Centre via the existing footbridge and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre will be an easy walk over a proposed footbridge. A dream to live by the beach without the hassle of having a car or being stuck in traffic for hours could be a reality for buyers wanting a luxurious lifestyle on the Gold Coast. The Star Residences at Broadbeach is attracting penthouse buyers relocating from the hustle and bustle of Sydney and Melbourne, as well as locals looking to downsize.Penthouses are priced between $1.295 million and $1.995 million.After the success of The Star Residences Tower 1, which is now under construction, Epsilon, the second tower, is now selling. Epsilon offers buyers an opportunity to live in one of the world’s most exciting and luxurious integrated resorts, according to The Star Residences sales manager Chris Hinds.Mr Hinds said Tower 1 at Broadbeach was under construction and 95 per cent sold.He said Tower 2 included 15 three-bedroom apartments on levels 59 to 63.Penthouse configurations include three-bedroom, two-bathroom layouts, or three-bedroom, three bathrooms. Internally there is ample space in the penthouses that range from 112sq m to 168sq m. The Star Residences, Gold Coast. Kick back and relax at The Star Residences.Mr Hinds said the development stood out from others in the area because it was in a lifestyle precinct.“There’s already $2 billion in current infrastructure that’s already there – restaurants, dining, and more restaurants and retail coming,” he said.Shared resident amenities include a 23.5m long pool, a gym, steam room, sauna, and kids’ club kitted out with Playstations and Xboxes.last_img read more

Mr. William Earl “Willie/Bill” Waller

first_imgMr. William Earl “Willie/Bill” Waller, age 80, of Aurora, Indiana, entered this life on December 5, 1937, in Aurora, Indiana, the son of the late, Gabriel Lee and Elizabeth Marietta (Goodner) Waller. He was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana and was a 1955 graduate of the Vevay High School where he participated in Future Farmers of America (FFA), track and refereed intramural girl’s volleyball. He was a finalist in the state algebra competition. William was united in marriage on May 28, 1957, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana to Yvonne June Mellen and to this union arrived three sons and one daughter to bless their home. William and June shared 61 years of marriage together until his death. After high school, he was a fireman on the New York Central Railroad on the Cincinnati to Indianapolis line for three years then he returned to the family farm to assist his father. He was employed for McCoy Implement Company in Olean, Indiana. In 1961, the family moved to Aurora, Indiana, where William worked for Aurora Utilities for four years. In Aurora, he was a volunteer fireman with Fire Company #2. William found his true calling in 1964 as a truck driver. For the next thirty-six years he drove for Aikens Truck Lines, Doxol Bottle Gas, Reis Brothers Trucking, Ringle Express, Container Carrier Corporation and Aurora Casket Company from which he retired in 2000, after 23 years of dedication. William was very proud of the fact that he had driven in every state of the continental United States. Of the millions of miles driven many were on one of his three motorcycles. He was a member of the Retreads Motorcycle Club of the Tri-State. William was a jokester and never met a stranger. He loved life and enjoyed playing cards, eating out and vacationing with his family and friends. William passed away at 11:50 a.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.William will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 61 years, Yvonne June (Mellen) Waller of Aurora, IN; his sons, Richard Dale Waller and his wife: Lisa Baer of Aurora, IN, Larry Dean Waller and his wife: Maria of Moores Hill, IN and William G. Waller and his wife: Stacy of Louisville, KY; his daughter, Kathy Lynn Rogers and her husband: Kris Bachmann of Louisville, KY; his grandchildren, Michael Joe (Amanda) Waller of Greendale, IN, Thomas Ryan Waller of Aurora, IN, David Leon (Brandice) Waller of Lafayette, IN, Amy Lee Waller of Lima, OH, Bronson Edgar (Kayla) Bachmann of Ft Wayne, IN, Rebecca Erin Waller, Ashley Nichole Waller and Bradley Aaron Waller all of Louisville, KY; his 11-great-grandchildren; his brother, Paul Waller of Mayo, FL, his sister, Ruth Elaine Waller of North Vernon, IN, and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Gabriel Lee Waller, died March 23, 1997 and Elizabeth Marietta (Goodner) Waller, died October 28, 1964; his granddaughter, Inness Elizabeth (Waller) Bishop, died October 12, 2016; his infant sister, Anna Margaret Waller, died in 1942; his brother, Raymond Lee Waller, died January 26, 1998; his aunt, Dorothy (Waller) Goodpastor, died February 6, 2002 and his son-in-law, Roland Rogers, died May 19, 1995.Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 pm, Friday, July 20, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 21, 2018, at 11:00 am, by Rev. C. Martin Justice at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to Aurora Emergency Unit or Aurora Fire Department Station. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

West Ham United sign striker Lucas Perez for three years

first_imgLondon: West Ham United announced Thursday the signing of Spanish striker Lucas Perez from Arsenal on a three-year contract.”I am very excited, as West Ham are giving me the chance to stay in the (English) Premier League and I am very happy to be part of this new project,” Perez said in a statement published on the club’s website.West Ham Director Mario Husillos said: “His (Perez’s) style is different from the other strikers we have available to us, and that gives the manager more options for our attacking play.”Husillos stressed that Perez had “great technical quality” and he also has experience of English football.”From the very first meeting I had with Lucas, he made it very clear that he wanted to come to West Ham United and, for us, this is very important. We wish him every success during his time here,” Husillos concluded. IANSlast_img read more

Now it counts: Wisconsin basketball tips off regular season

first_imgFor the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team, now it counts.After completing its exhibition season Wednesday, Wisconsin faces Mercer in the team’s first regular season game of the 2006-07 season at the Kohl Center.”I’m always excited for when it starts to really count,” senior forward Alando Tucker said.While Mercer may be much of an unknown to this point, having just played their first exhibition game of the season Thursday, UW head coach Bo Ryan knows his counterpart Mark Slonaker will have the Bears ready to play.Despite a disappointing 9-19 season a year ago, Slonaker has completely turned the Mercer program around in his previous nine seasons in Macon, Ga.Just three years ago, Slonaker took the Bears to their first-ever Atlantic Sun regular-season game, winning the Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year Award along the way, and hopes to bounce back this year.”I know the guy can coach,” Ryan said. “He brought a team from nowhere.”Following the two exhibition games with an average margin of victory of 34.5 points, Ryan still doesn’t feel as if his team is exactly where he wants it to be.”We still have a lot of things to work on,” he said. “Each game you can find things; each practice you can find things.”But after seeing two completely opposite teams — a big team in UW-Stout with two 7-footers and a small, running team in Carroll College — Ryan knows he will have a deep lineup this year that can adjust to any style of play. And with a deep roster comes an unset rotation, one that Ryan says is not set in stone whatsoever.”I don’t ever go into a game saying this is absolute,” he said concerning playing time. “It’s an equal opportunity substitution that I have.”Freshmen guards Jason Bohannon, Trevon Hughes and Mickey Perry received a good number of minutes in the past two games since Ryan wanted to get a good look at his new scholarship players. The trio played well enough to make Ryan head into the regular season looking to use a four- to five-guard rotation, seemingly to include the three freshmen and starters Kammron Taylor and Michael Flowers.Gavinski to redshirtAfter struggling to adjust to the collegiate level of play, freshman center J.P. Gavinski has decided to redshirt this year.The lanky team jokester made the decision to redshirt after Wednesday night’s game against Carroll College, in which he didn’t see any playing time. In the first game against UW-Stout, he went scoreless in 11 minutes.”I figured it’d give me some experience under my belt,” Gavinski said. “It’ll give me time to get bigger, stronger. I think it’ll help down the road for the team and myself.”I got a ways to go.”Gavinski was expecting the coaching staff to ask him to redshirt after his struggles in practice, but found out the choice was entirely up to him — an approach Ryan has always used with freshmen contemplating the decision.Nevertheless, Gavinski thinks Ryan would have wanted him to redshirt.”He said I made a smart decision,” Gavinski said. “I think he was thinking along the same lines as I was.”Eye-popperTucker spent much of last year wearing a face mask to protect his broken nose, so when he was poked in the eye during the first half Wednesday, it was a scary feeling for him.”I got caught pretty good,” he said, still sporting a shiner under his left eye. “I kind of blacked out for a little bit.”last_img read more