Del Norte captures Big 5 title with 24-14 win on the road over Eureka

first_imgEUREKA >> With the league title on the line in the mud and muck at Albee Stadium, it wasn’t just the little things that ended up being the difference.Simply put, big plays ended up deciding the Big 5 championship.Dayton Skeen’s 70-yard kick return following a safety kick-started things and Korey Osborne’s run from 55 yards out put the icing on the cake, as the Warriors claimed a hard-fought, 24-14, victory over Eureka to claim their second league title in three years on Friday night.“Winning …last_img

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Get Ready for Smart Appliances

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Utility executives and some energy-efficiency experts have been dreaming for years of a smart electricity grid connected to smart appliances that can be remotely controlled. In many North American cities, however, the installation of smart meters has faced strong opposition from some homeowners. The resulting fallout has amounted to a public relations nightmare for electric utilities.According to utility engineers, the smart grid will be able to accomplish many things. Married with smart appliances, the smart grid will eventually:GE, Samsung, and LG are now manufacturing smart appliances that can interact with a smart grid and can be controlled from a remote location.When utility executives first hatched the idea of smart appliances, their chief motivation was a desire to remotely control appliances as a “demand response” strategy. “Demand response” is utility jargon; it refers to measures designed to lower electricity demand during peak hours. (When peak load is high, some electric utilities struggle to meet the electricity demand of their customers.)I first became aware of utility executives’ smart grid vision in early 2008. My article on the topic, “DOE Studies Homeowners’ Tolerance Of Utility-Controlled Appliances,” appeared in the February 2008 issue of Energy Design Update. I wrote, “In a study conducted by researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 50 homeowners in Washington and Oregon were offered a free electric dryer and a free electric water heater in exchange for participation in a study called the Grid Friendly Appliance Project. It was explained to the homeowners that the new appliances included devices allowing their heating elements to be remotely controlled. The control devices turned the heating elements off during certain peak load periods, ‘to help reduce pressure on the grid.’ Describing what might be termed ‘stealth load shedding,’ the researchers explained, ‘Anyone’s willingness to supply demand-side responsiveness will… This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

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ESL Shipping Becomes Owner of Bulker Alppila

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: ESL Shipping Finland-based dry bulk shipping company ESL Shipping, part of Aspo Group, has acquired bulk carrier Alppila from SEB Leasing.As explained, the acquisition was made in accordance with the terms and conditions of the lease agreement signed in 2011.The 20,499 dwt Alppila is a self-unloading bulk carrier specially built for Baltic Sea operations. The ship is equipped for Finnish winter conditions and capable of operating even in the northernmost ports of the Baltic Sea.With a capacity of 23,361 cbm, the vessel features a length of 156 meters and a beam of 25.2 meters.Constructed by ABG Shipyard in India in 2011, Alppila flies the flag of Finland.According to ESL Shipping, the transfer of ownership is expected to improve the company’s profitability already for the second half of 2019.ESL Shipping’s fleet currently comprises 21 vessels with a combined total deadweight tonnage of about 335,000 tons.last_img read more

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