Renewable Energy Vermont announces new board chair, vice-chair and interim executive director

first_imgRenewable Energy Vermont,Renewable Energy Vermont (REV), the state’s leading trade association for the renewable energy industry, welcomes new Board Chair Martha Staskus and Board Vice-chair Jim Merriam. REV also welcomes Interim Executive Director, Scott Merriam.The REV Board of Directors has enthusiastically elected long-time REV board member Martha Staskus as Board Chair, replacing outgoing Board Chair, Lawrence Mott. Staskus brings over 15 years of experience in wind resource management and wind project development. Her extensive experience working with a broad spectrum of Vermont stakeholders will be a welcome asset to REV’s leadership.REV also welcomes Jim Merriam, the Director of nationally-recognized Efficiency Vermont, as the new REV Board Vice-Chair, replacing outgoing REV Board Vice-Chair Cheryl Jenkins. Merriam brings 18 years of experience in the renewable energy industry with Northern Power Systems and groSolar, and now the efficiency sector, an expanding area of partnership for REV.Scott Merriam, former REV Interim Director and REV Staffer has stepped in again as REV’s Interim Director, replacing outgoing Executive Director Susan Allen while the board begins its search for new leadership. Merriam brings extensive knowledge of the REV organization, its members, conferences, and legislative agenda, as well as a strong passion for REV’s mission.Counting over 300 members, REV is Vermont’s only trade organization dedicated solely to promoting the growth of the renewable energy industry in Vermont. REV promotes legislation, engages in public outreach and education and hosts the state’s largest annual renewable energy conference.With new staff and board leadership and a growing, active membership, REV is excited to welcome a new year of opportunity and collaboration with the renewable energy industry and efficiency sectors, and with Vermont businesses and consumers.About Renewable Energy Vermont, www.revermont.org(link is external).Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) is working to bring about an intelligent transformation from a foreign fossil fuel based economy to an economy increasingly based on our own renewable energy.REV Montpelier, VT, January 25, 2011 –last_img read more

Several school buses cancelled in the South Peace

first_imgAs of 6:30 a.m., buses in the North Peace or School District 60 are running. School District 59 has cancelled several school buses in the South Peace.  Here is the full list provided by the District.Affected Routes: – Advertisement -Tate Creek (Secondary), Alaska Highway, South Dawson,Kilkerran, Fellers Heights (Secondary), East Pouce, Doe River (Elementary),Willowbrook, Tomslake (Secondary), Doe River (Secondary), West Dawson, SunsetPrarie (Elementary), Lakeview, Hays, Fellers Heights (Elementary),Willowbrook (Secondary), Farmington, Pouce Coupe, Tower Lake, Arras(Secondary), Groundbirch (Elementary), Parkland (Elementary), Arras(Elementary), Special Needs, Bear Mountain, Tuscola Mountain, West Pouce,Kiskatinaw, RiversideFor current status updates, please see https://www.sd59.bc.ca/family/buseslast_img read more

I was not expecting to qualify for World Championship: Sameer Verma

first_imgHanded a direct entry at the World Championships, rising Indian shuttler Sameer Verma says he was not expecting to qualify for the tournament but now wants to make it count by returning with a medal from the prestigious tournament.”I had a chance of qualifying in May but I didn’t do well in Singapore and with Sai (Praneeth) winning and Srikanth also reaching the finals, the ranking was up and down. I knew I had a 1 or 2 per cent chance of still making it if there were withdrawals. But I wasn’t expecting it,” Sameer told PTI.The 22-year-old from Dhar was in good form when he clinched his maiden Grand Prix Gold title at Syed Modi International in January. He also reached the quarterfinals at India Super Series.He also played at Singapore Open before suffering a shoulder injury while going through the strenuous training sessions and it necessitated his withdrawal from Indonesia and Australian Open Superseries events in June.”The injury affected my progress as it took 2-3 weeks for me to regain my fitness. It was also frustrating to not play at Canada for visa issues but US Open was a good tournament, despite my loss in quarters,” he said.”It was my first event after injury and my game was good but not my best. It takes sometime to get back to your best.But this one month break will help me to regain my top game and play against the best at the World Championship and hopefully win a medal.”advertisementSameer along with K Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth and Ajay Jayaram will be competing in the men’s singles competition at the World Championship, while Rituparna Das and Tanvi Lad also qualified behind Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu.So how do you look at the World Championship?”It is a big tournament I know but then I will be playing the same players I play in Super Series and so I don’t want to think too much about it and put pressure on myself. My focus is on training hard and playing well there,” he said.”Looking at Srikanth winning at Indonesia and Australia has been a great motivation. We have so many good players against whom we train and I think this is an advantage. I know I also belong there.”I have the game to beat the best and I want to crack the top 10. This would be one of the targets,” said the 2016 Hong Kong Super Series Finalist.Talking about new Indonesian coach Mulyo Handoyo’s training, Sameer said: “His long sessions have really helped us. If you notice Srikanth’s final against Chen Long. He kept playing the rallies even in the third game, he didn’t get tired and it is the difference that his training has made.”India will be fielding the biggest contingent at the World Championship to be held at Glasgow, Scotland from August 21 to 27 with four shuttlers qualifying in both men’s and women’s singles competition.last_img read more

IPL 2018 auction to be held in Bengaluru on January 27 and 28

first_imgThe Indian Premier League (IPL) auction will be held on January 27 and 28 in Bengaluru, a senior BCCI official confirmed here on Tuesday.”Since most of the capped players will be back in auction, it will be a mega auction that will be held in Bengaluru on January 27 and 28. Since Bengaluru has been hosting all previous auctions, that was the choice of franchises,” a senior BCCI official said.The teams will be allowed to buy back five players with options of two retentions and three Right to Match or three retentions and two Right to Match.If a team does not wish to retain any player, it will still have the option of two Right to Match. However, it was decided not more than three Indian and two foreign players can be retained by a franchise.The IPL GC meeting, which was also attended by the Committee of Administrators discussed, among other aspects, the total purse money each franchise can spend .”What has been decided in the meeting was that the franchises can retain three players and two Right to Match or two retentions and three Right to Match,” said one of the members who attended the meeting.The governing council will send these options to the franchises and they will decide which of the two options to accept.It was also decided to increase the total purse of each franchise from Rs 66 crore to Rs 80 crore. The salary cap has also been increased for uncapped players.Next year’s auction will also see the return of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals after completing their two-year ban from the cash-rich tournament.advertisement(With PTI inputs)last_img read more