AEP to close two units at Conesville coal plant on May 31

first_imgAEP to close two units at Conesville coal plant on May 31 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):American Electric Power Co. Inc. will shut down units 5 and 6 at its 1,530-MW Conesville coal plant in Coshocton County, Ohio, on May 31, a company spokeswoman confirmed.The units represent 750MW of generating capacity in the PJM Interconnection market.In October 2018, AEP said it notified employees of plans to shut down the plant by May 31, 2020. “There are market conditions that could result in two of the generating units at Conesville (Units 5 and 6) closing as soon as May 2019,” AEP spokeswoman Melissa McHenry said at the time. On May 13, she said the company had decided to close the units this month. AEP had previously announced that it would close the two units in 2022.McHenry said the company expects the other operating unit at the plant, unit 4, to remain in service until May 2020. This unit has 780 MW of capacity, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data.The plant’s primary sources of coal, according to Market Intelligence data, are the CCU Barb Coal Tipple mine in Coshocton County, Ohio, and Buckingham Mine No. 6 in Perry County, Ohio. CCU Coal and Construction LLC took the mines over from Westmoreland Coal Co. earlier this year.More ($): AEP to retire 750 MW of coal capacity at Conesville plantlast_img read more

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I must believe in myself – Lingard

first_imgManchester United youngster Jesse Lingard has been advised he needs to show more self-belief. Instead he had a short loan spell at Leicester to further his education. And now he accepts a requirement to show more confidence in his talent. “I believe in myself but I have to start believing in myself more,” he said. “That is what the coaches have been telling me. I have to know what my game’s about and keep scoring.” Warrington-born Lingard has seen through the recent examples of Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley that it is possible to make the transition from local boy to first-team star. In Cleverley’s case, it required three loan spells. More time away from Old Trafford would be something Lingard may have to accept if manager David Moyes adopts the same development strategy as predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson, but he is hoping to avoid it. “I’ve known Danny and Tom since I was little,” Lingard said. “They were at United with me when we were young and they’ve stayed, pushed on and progressed. Hopefully I can follow in their footsteps. “But Manchester United is probably the hardest club to break through at. “Usually they send you out on loan, then you come back and then go out on loan again. Hopefully I can skip the loan stage this time and break straight through.” If he does, Lingard will be following a rich heritage of home-grown youngsters, one of the most notable being current team-mate Ryan Giggs. “Obviously people want to copy the 1992 era,” Lingard said. “We’ve got some young players back in Manchester who are also trying to break into the first team. Hopefully they do and we can all come through together.” Press Associationcenter_img Lingard has made a positive impression on the Red Devils’ pre-season tour so far, following an encouraging outing in Bangkok by contributing two goals to Saturday’s 5-1 win over the A-League All Stars in Sydney. Looking good at this point is nothing new for the 20-year-old wide-man, though. It was the same in South Africa 12 months ago, but it did not earn Lingard a first-team debut. last_img read more

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MLB awards 2019: Full list of nominees, winners for MVP, Rookie of the Year, Cy Young and more

first_imgBecause of the tight races, this week will be a fun one for baseball fans not quite ready to let go of the 2019 season.MORE: Mike Trout wins 2019 SN Player of the YearAwards will be announced on MLB Network from Monday through Thursday.Here are all of the nominees and award winners.AL MVPWinner: Mike Trout (Angels)Other finalists: Alex Bregman (Astros), Marcus Semien (A’s)NL MVPWinner: Cody Bellinger (Dodgers)Other finalists: Anthony Rendon (Nationals), Christian Yelich (Brewers)AL Cy YoungWinner: Justin Verlander (Astros)Other finalists: Gerrit Cole (Astros), Charlie Morton (Rays)NL Cy YoungWinner: Jacob deGrom (Mets)Other finalists: Hyun-Jin Ryu (Dodgers), Max Scherzer (Nationals)AL Rookie of the YearWinner: Yordan Alvarez (Astros)Other finalists: Brandon Lowe (Rays), John Means (Orioles)NL Rookie of the YearWinner: Pete Alonso (Mets)Other finalists: Mike Soroka (Braves), Fernando Tatis Jr. (Padres)AL Manager of the YearWinner: Rocco Baldelli (Twins)Other finalists: Aaron Boone (Yankees), Kevin Cash (Rays)NL Manager of the YearWinner: Mike Schildt (Cardinals)Other finalists: Craig Counsell (Brewers), Brian Snitker (Braves)AL Comeback Player of the YearTo be announced. While some 2019 MLB awards are obvious, such as Yordan Alvarez for AL Rookie of the Year, others could cause controversy.Take the MVP races, for example, where Alex Bregman and Mike Trout have legitimate arguments in their favor for the AL honor, while Cody Bellinger, Anthony Rendon and Christian Yelich each would be deserving winners in the NL. Finalists: Lucas Giolito (White Sox), Hunter Pence (Rangers) and Jorge Soler (Royals)NL Comeback Player of the YearTo be announced.Finalists: Josh Donaldson (Braves), Sonny Gray (Reds) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (Dodgers)last_img read more

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Two avalanches triggered in West Kootenay

first_imgThe Nelson Daily staffAlthough there have been no reports of human-triggered avalanches in the West Kootenay region, explosive control at 2,000 metres produced two avalanches on steep southwest to southeast slopes. The Canadian Avalanche Centre said the backcountry avalanche conditions in the West Kootenay region are fair with around 100 centimetres of snow existing at tree line elevations — with crown depths in the region of 20-25 cm. The top 20 cm. is new snow but it sits on variable old wind slab surfaces. Pockets of old and new wind slab exist where the wind has drifted the snow. “A rain crust exists at or very near the ground,” said a release from the CAC. “At present, the bond between the rain crust and the overlying snow appears good, although this could change in the future if the snowpack remains thin and the cold temperatures return.” Sunday will be dry with light winds in the backcountry with tree line temperatures around -8 degrees C. There are some flurries predicted for Monday night with light southerly winds, but there is still some uncertainty regarding the timing and intensity of the next pacific frontal system approaching the coast on Monday night. Terrain to watch Immediate lee of steep ridgelines where wind-drifting is evident. Flanks of steep gullies and unsupported sections of convex rolls. Travel advice Start the day on smaller slopes and build up from there if there are no signs of instability. Watch for early-season obstacles, such as stumps and rocks and open creeks.  To get bulletins by email, register in CAC’s new system at: http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/bulletins/subscribe.The Canadian Avalanche Centre needs data from the backcountry in the West Kootenay. Send to [email protected] or call 250-837-2141 ext 230.last_img read more

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Nelson takes Bronze Medal at final Kootenay Cup Race of season

first_img Atom Girls — Khloe Walsh of Nelson was third in Atom Girls with Aleah Smith and Neve Rawson fifth and sixth, respectively. Bantam Boys — Dylan Gyr won the gold with Felix Barron second and Nico Bucher 10th. Masters B Women — Louise Poole of Nelson won the gold medal. Masters B Men — Jay McKim of Nelson Nordic Club was second. Peewee Girls — Maya Abraham won the gold. Peewee Boys — Ollie Gyr finished first with Xavier Machado third and Oscar Willems fourth. Elijah Brown was sixth, Kaelum Smith eighth and Fyn Taylor ninth. Nelson Nordic Ski Club finished third with 298 points.Nelson’s individual results: Atom Boys — Dawson Abraham of Nelson took home top spot in Atom Boys with teammate Tuzo Sevigny third.center_img Midget Boys — Ronald White and Samson Berkeley finished second and third, respectively. Masters A Men — Travis Hauck of Nelson was first with Greg Munby third, Aric Bishop sixth, Jakob Dulisse seventh and Jon Francis eighth. Juvenile Boys — Ira McKimm was first and Quinn Barron second. Masters A Women — Doris Hausleitner took the gold medal. Fernie took home bragging rights after capturing the Kootenay Cup Nordic Ski crown recently at the Nelson Nordic Ski Trails south of Nelson in Apex.Fernie won the title following the final Kootenay Cup Ski race of the season.The East Kootenay Club totaled 338 points, edging Kimberley by 30 points.last_img read more

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HEAVILY FAVORED ENOLA GRAY CRUSHES FOES AS SHE TAKES $100,000 IRISH O’BRIEN STAKES BY 4 LENGTHS UNDER BAZE; ALEXANDER HOMEBRED, TRAINED BY D’AMATO GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:11.91

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 18, 2017)–In what may have been her best performance to date, Nick Alexander’s homebred Enola Gray rocketed clear of her competition three sixteenths of a mile from home as she went on to win Saturday’s $100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes by a comfortable four lengths under Tyler Baze.  Trained by Phil D’Amato, she got 6 ½ furlongs while in-hand in 1:11.91.Breaking from the inside in a field of seven California-bred or sired older fillies and mares, she was at once on terms with speedy longshot Emmy and I while well within herself heading to the half mile pole.“This may have been her best race,” said Alexander.  “There was a lot more speed in there today than in the last few races…I think Tyler knows that what he does best is to just barely put any pressure on the reins.  He’s pretty much loose reining her now.  She can go so fast early and not get tired…She has such a light touch on the ground.  It’s not taking a lot out of her.  I’m not an expert but, she’s the damndest horse I’ve ever had.”Fresh off a win over the course in the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint on Jan. 28, Enola Gray, a 4-year-old gray daughter of Grazen, who is out of the More Than Ready mare Unsung Heroine, was off at 2-5 and paid $2.80, $2.20 and $2.10.“This filly, she loves the hill,” said Baze, who has been aboard for all six of her career wins.  “She loves the grass.  She was just out there having fun.  It takes a few strides to get going but once she does, it’s like riding on a cloud.  This filly is unbelievable.  I can’t wait until next time.”In taking the Irish O’Brien, Enola Gray is now unbeaten in three hillside starts.  Additionally, she notched her fifth stakes win, improving her overall record to 9-6-2-1 and with the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $509,100.With Flavien Prat aboard, Desert Steel was second turning for home and stayed there, finishing 1 ¾ lengths in front of Lily Kai.  Off at 6-1, Desert Steel paid $4.60 and $3.20.Last early with Stewart Elliott up, Lily Kai, off at 22-1, paid $5.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.61, 43.46 and 1:05.88. IRISH O’BRIEN IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSESlast_img read more

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Volleyball Opens MVC Action At Evansville and SIU

first_img at Evansville Video at SIU Video Story Links Match Notes at Evansville Live Stats at SIU Live Stats The Drake University volleyball team opens up Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend with a pair of matches at Evansville and SIU. Drake enters the non-conference season with a 9-5 record and is looking for its third-straight win in a conference opener.The Bulldogs begin the MVC season on Friday at Evansivlle with first serve scheduled for 7 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. match at SIU. Both matches will be broadcast via The Valley On ESPN3.The Bulldogs’ 9-5 non-conference record matches last year’s non-conference win total and ties Drake for the MVC lead in non-conference wins this season. During the last three seasons, the Bulldogs are 26-16 in non-conference action.Evansville opens the conference slate with a 4-9 record while SIU is 9-5 this season. Drake participated in four non-conference tournaments with one tournament win and two second-place finishes. The Bulldogs opened the season with a tournament win at the FAU Invitational followed by second-place finishes at Omaha and Eastern Illinois. Five Bulldogs also collected a total of seven all-tournament team honors.Drake enters conference play leading the MVC in aces by a large margin. The Bulldogs finished non-conference play with 90 aces, 21 more than the next closest team, for a 1.64 aces per set average. Three Bulldogs – Grace Schofield, Kameo Pope and Chandelle Davidson – rank in the top six in the MVC rankings for aces.Individually, Drake also has the MVC leader in digs as senior Michelle Thommi (Omaha, Neb.) is averaging 5.15 digs per set this year after recording 58 digs in three matches at last weekend’s WIU Leatherneck Classic. Offensively, Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa) is fifth in the MVC in kills with 3.35 per set.Following this weekend’s matches, Drake returns to the Knapp Center to host Wichita State and Missouri State on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Three Ways Tech Is Fueling Growth in the Sports Industry

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Related Posts In many ways, the sports industry has remained untouched by time. The first international Olympics of modern history may have taken place in 1896, but the event was based on the Olympic Games held in ancient Greece beginning in 776 B.C. People have watched sporting events for centuries.Still, there are major differences between the sports industry and others. For one, although live events can only cater to a limited number of customers in person, they can be viewed by a virtually unlimited number of fans. Viewers attach themselves devotedly to certain franchises and are often fans for life, perhaps even passing down a particularly revered tradition to their offspring.While this passion for sports may seem timeless, the introduction of new technology in the industry is changing how sports are played, viewed, and monetized. The following uses of tech are having the biggest impact on the sports industry today.1. Esports is showing how tech can ‘buff’ the sports industry.Competitive gaming is expected to blossom into a $1.65 billion industry by 2021, and there’s no sign that its popularity will slow. Large companies are spending money on sponsorships and marketing efforts in esports, and crowdfunded prizes are beginning to reach into the millions.As esports becomes increasingly legitimized by businesses and fans, its traction with various other audiences is likewise growing. Colleges, including Robert Morris University in Chicago, now offer esports scholarships, and even ESPN is covering the new competitive domain. Summer camps and programs are also getting involved. Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs, which has provided preprofessional programs for 40 years, has created a new esports program that allows students to train with professional gamers to identify their personal strengths in gaming.Steve Robertson, CEO of JKCP, believes it’s important for the organization’s programs to encourage collaboration among the members of Generation Z, a group that’s helping to legitimize the esports industry. Robertson observes, “Gen Z collaborate in a way that helps bridge that isolation gap.” Like many traditional sports, esports includes teams that collaborate or work together to win.2. AI is making training sessions and conversations with fans ‘smart.’Unheard of even half a decade ago, AI and machine learning are being applied to the sports industry in a number of new and exciting ways. Sports teams can use chatbots to converse with fans and share relevant game information, and some media outlets are utilizing AI to generate automated sports coverage at a reduced cost.In some sports, such as auto racing, engineers are relying on computers to more accurately identify cars moving at fast speeds. AI can also improve human capabilities, and wearables are allowing coaches to gather data that helps them make training sessions more productive.Patrick Lucey, STATS LLC’s director of artificial intelligence, points out that “We have the ability now to … kind of simulate what players will do in a certain situation, so that’s really exciting.” As AI continues to become more sophisticated, it will no doubt make even bigger waves in the sports industry.3. Tech is fueling fanbase growth and engagement.Everyone has data these days, and the sports industry is no exception. From measuring the sales figures of specific channels to monitoring fan engagement, engineers are gaining valuable insights from the sea of data. For example, FanThreeSixty, founded in 2011 by former executives and owners of Sporting Kansas City, has developed technologies that help organizations around the world use data to strategically grow their fanbase.By gathering customer intelligence data during a live event, companies like FanThreeSixty are helping paint a picture of prospective customers in the most relevant context. Other technologies help measure fan followings on social media because customers are no longer limited to consuming content via traditional broadcast television networks.The next generation of fans are live-streaming their favorite teams from their mobile devices. Numerous social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, feature broadcast-quality streams. The former broadcast 15 live college football games in 2017 via its Stadium page, while the latter signed a $10 million deal in 2016 to stream 10 Thursday night NFL games. Why social networks? For teams, they represent a way to easily reach a global audience through the channels that audience has demonstrated a preference for.When you think of the sports industry, engineers, gamers, and tech-heads in Silicon Valley aren’t usually the first things to come to mind. Yet technology is proving to have a significant impact on the industry and those who operate in it, from players and coaches to corporate backers and broadcasting networks. As technological advancements continue to be introduced and refined, the industry will only continue to grow and evolve, just like the abilities of the athletes themselves. Tags:#sports industry center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck Peter Daisymelast_img read more

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Samsung Galaxy S9 may come with single rear camera, improved iris scanner

first_imgSamsung has already started working on its upcoming flagship phones, aka Galaxy S9 and S9+. These are the direct successors of this year’s flagships – Galaxy S8 and S8+. The South Korean smartphone manufacturer is expected to announce the Galaxy S9, S9+ phones earlier next year, however, there is no official statement by the company on the same as of yet. Some previously leaked report claimed that Samsung may announce the phones at CES 2018 — which is in January, but now a recently leaked report denies the earlier report and claims that it may not be the case, and Samsung may unveil the phones sometime around March next year. Ahead of the official launch, both the phones have been subjected to several leaks and rumours given a rough sketch of the specification and design details. Now a new image of the alleged Galaxy S9 leaks online which show off a single camera set up on the rear side -like its predecessor — Galaxy S8.The newly leaked image of the Galaxy S9 suggests that the smartphone may come with a single camera setup on the back side. Well, to recall, the same was claimed by a previously leaked report as well. That’s about the S9’s camera. On the other hand, Galaxy S9+ may sport a dual camera setup at the rear panel, unlike the S8+ and much like the Galaxy Note 8. Android Headlines was the first one to report about the leaked image.Apart from the camera details, another important information that can be obtained from the leaked image is that the S9 lineup will come with a fingerprint scanner that will be located under the camera at the back, unlike S8. The fingerprint sensor on both the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were located not below the camera, but beside it.advertisementAlso Read: Samsung will not unveil Galaxy S9, S9+ at CES 2018: ReportAnother recently leaked report suggests that the upcoming flagship smartphones by Samsung will come with improved iris scanning, which will be able to secure sensitive information like bank or credit card details. Face Unlock technology isn’t new to Android phones, but it hasn’t been as secure as a fingerprint sensor. This was first reported by Phandroid.Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 was the first one by the company to include an iris scanning technology, which did work well with Samsung Pay, but not with other banking apps. On the other hand, Apple’s Face ID is secure enough to work with any banking or online payment apps. It seems, with Galaxy S9, Samsung is trying to do the exact same and design a much secure iris scanner as a fingerprint sensor.The report suggests that the iris scanner of the upcoming Galaxy S9 may be bumped up from 2-megapixel to 3-megapixel in order to capture much-clearer pictures. The S9’s iris scanner will be able to recognize irises even through glasses or in very dark situations. Not only that, Samsung is working towards improving the response time as well.last_img read more

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Football 5 plays that mattered in Ohio State vs Rutgers

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) catches a snap in the second quarter against Rutgers on Sep. 30. Ohio State won 56-0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorEach game, the momentum can shift from one team to the other on one play. Other than last week’s get-well game against UNLV, each week, we will list five plays, elements of plays or series of plays that made the most significant impact in Ohio State’s games.Here’s the five plays that mattered most in No. 11 Ohio State’s 56-0 blowout win at Rutgers.Dante Booker interceptionLooking at the final score, it’s difficult to remember that Ohio State struggled in the first quarter. Leading by seven with 2:52 remaining in the first quarter, Rutgers drove to the Ohio State 15-yard line and threatened to tie the game. On second-and-11, Ohio State linebacker Dante Booker picked off quarterback Johnathan Lewis after the ball bounced off the intended receiver and Booker tipped it to himself.Ohio State followed that interception with an eight-play, 87-yard touchdown drive in fewer than three minutes.Johnnie Dixon 70-yard touchdown catchOhio State was facing third-and-17 from its own 30-yard line when quarterback J.T. Barrett found redshirt junior wideout Johnnie Dixon behind the defense for a score.The Buckeyes were nearing their second consecutive three-and-out at 7:27 left in the second quarter and only leading by two scores. Barrett scrambled to his right and the Rutgers safeties lost Dixon behind them. Ohio State would score two more times before the half. Barrett to Victor, 48 yardsBefore the end of the half in another third-and-long situation, Barrett stepped up in the pocket and delivered a strike to sophomore wide receiver Binjimen Victor for 48 yards down to the Rutgers 32-yard line.That completion with 1:55 left in the first half set up the Buckeyes’ final touchdown of the half to extend the lead to 35-0.Nick Bosa third-down stopOhio State stalled on its first drive on the second half after a failed fourth down attempt. On its ensuing possession, Rutgers picked up 22 yards on second-and-23 to create a third-and-short situation. That’s when sophomore defensive end Nick Bosa blasted through the line and tallied his first tackle for loss of the game with 11:38 left in the third quarter.Had Rutgers gotten a first down, the Scarlet Knights likely wouldn’t have drove the rest of the field for a score, based on their offense’s consistent inability to move the football. Despite that, those are the types of plays Ohio State should be able to make when prompted later in the season.Ohio State sophomore wide receiver Binjimen Victor (9) catches a pass for a touchdown in the third quarter against Rutgers on Sep. 30. Ohio State won 56-0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorVictor touchdown grabThis play had little to do with the outcome, but had everything to do with the growth of the offense. Barrett threw his best ball of the day to Victor for a 22-yard score on a near-perfect, back-shoulder fade to the left pylon.Redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins replaced Barrett on the next offensive drive with the Buckeyes leading 42-0. read more

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