Leading British baker installs 1.28 MW of rooftop PV

first_imgLeading British baker installs 1.28 MW of rooftop PVGreggs, the U.K.’s most recognizable high street baker, has installed solar panels at 10 of its bakeries in an effort to reduce its carbon emissions by 25% by 2015. December 12, 2013 Ian Clover Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share The U.K.’s largest bakery chain, Greggs, this week revealed that it has installed 1.28 MW of solar power atop the roofs of 10 of its bakeries as the company looks to lower its carbon footprint. As one of the most recognizable and popular brands on the British high street (more prominent in the U.K. than McDonalds), Greggs has long had an influence on the dining habits of Britons, with this latest energy saving initiative sure to win the company plenty of plaudits. Greggs’ social responsibility manager Stepehn Waldon said that not only would the company be making important savings on carbon emissions, but would also be eligible to benefit from the U.K.‘s feed-in tariff (FIT). “As a responsible business, we have a duty to manage our energy consumption by becoming more energy efficient in our bakery and retail operations,” said Waldon. “The installation of PV panels on our bakery roofs provided the perfect opportunity to make use of a previously unused space, take advantage of the government’s feed-in tariff scheme, and generate carbon-neutral electricity for use in the bakeries, reducing the amount of fossil fuel we need to buy and consume.” With reputation often as important as performance and product on the cut-throat world of the average British high street, Waldon was keen to stress that Greggs was eager to keep pursuing ever greener sustainability initiatives, targeting a 25% reduction in emissions by 2025. “Solar PV is one of the most reliable renewable energies on the market, with proven technologies operating across the globe,” Waldon added. “Installation makes a visible and public statement of an organization’s sustainable credentials, and provides a very reliable payback in terms of energy savings as well as the guaranteed and index-linked FIT scheme.” Despite the U.K. government set to roll back even further subsidies on solar power in the coming year, solar PV has enjoyed wider prominence in Britain in 2013, with Swedish furniture giants IKEA announcing earlier in the year that it will sell solar panels throughout its 17 U.K. stores.Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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More businesses in Ghana and Kenya sign up for free solar…

first_img AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector One of the companies that signed the leases is Siginon Aviation, a ground handling company based at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, Kenya. Generation “The partnership with REDAVIA comes at a time when the green agenda is a key business objective. This solar power solution gives Siginon Aviation the opportunity to reaffirm its commitment as a responsible corporate citizen,” said Edwin Ronoh, Siginon Group Finance Leader.  Faced with these economics, Managing Director Abdul Parkar was thrilled when REDAVIA extended the same helping hand to him that he extended to his customers.  Finance and Policy Siginon Aviation’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy embraces environmental conservation for its communities’ current and future generations. Erwin Spolders, CEO & founder of REDAVIA, said, “We are glad to be able to make a difference for our business partners in this time of need and start win-win relationships that will last for decades. The COVID Resilience Lease Program is already a huge success, and we are keen to scale up the program further. We invite more companies to apply.” Turning to alternative energy solutions Read more about:KenyaGhana Featured image: Stock Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter BRICS Methodist University College Ghana President, Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw, had been searching for an alternative energy solution for some time now. However, no solution fitted until REDAVIA offered his institution the opportunity to reduce carbon emissions while also making savings that can be reinvested into the university.  Emigoh Ghana Ltd states that its philosophy and fundamental purpose is to make the future better and worth living by building a first-class organization that caters to Ghanaian people through quality health and nutrition.  Stephen Eku, CEO of Emigoh, said, “After working for years to create a premium, sustainable food supply chain, I am delighted to partner with a company like REDAVIA that will allow us to also reduce our carbon footprint in a cost-efficient way.” TAGSCOVID-19GhanaKenyasolar power Previous articleBotswana grants first ever generation licenses to IPPsNext articleAfDB exhibits strong capital adequacy, S&P Global affirms Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA For example, the Kenyan business Wonder Feeds Ltd recently upgraded its factory to accommodate its growing animal feed products business. When the COVID crisis hit the economy, management maintained product prices for customers despite the increase of raw material costs, leaving the company with higher operating expenses. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development The company is offering these businesses six months of free solar to withstand the COVID-19 crisis. Read more: Free solar power leasing service revives SMEs in Kenya and Ghana Following the first announcement in April of offering free solar leases for businesses in Kenya and Ghana, energy company REDAVIA has signed four new COVID-19 Resilience Leases in these countries. COVID-19 has disrupted African businesses significantly. In this challenging time, the programme enables businesses to reduce their operating costs with a free solar plant leasing service.last_img read more

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Adams County shut out of SHAC Junior High tourney finals

first_imgPrevious‘Pieced Together’ documentary coming to Adams CountyNextSenior Profile: Jordan Slack Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel HomeSportsAdams County shut out of SHAC Junior High tourney finals Manchester’s Brayden Young defends in the paint during last Saturday’s SHAC eighth grade boys semi-final game with Fairfield.By Mark Carpenter – The Southern Hills Athletic Conference junior high tournaments will hold their championship games this Saturday at West Union High School, but there will be no teams from Adams County playing for titles. The county had five teams in last weekend’s semi-finals played at Eastern Brown, but all five went down to defeat in seventh and eighth grade action.The first county squad to be eliminated from the tournament was the West Union eighth grade girls, who had upset Manchester in the quarter final round. The Lady Dragons ran into a very good one-loss Fairfield team and fell in the semis by a final score of 41-12.Next to fall were the seventh grade boys from North Adams. The Devils had reached the semis by defeating Peebles in the quarters, but fell in the semis to the tourney’s #1 seed Lynchburg. The Mustangs rolled to a big win over Coach Ryan Unger’s Devils, final score 47-19.Coach Shannon Staggs and his seventh grade North Adams Lady Devils faced off with regular season champion and #1 seed Eastern Brown in the semi-finals and were eliminated in a low-scoring, close affair. The Lady Devils had numerous late opportunities to pull off the upset, but could not get a basket to fall and fell to the Lady Warriors by the final count of 14-12.Coach Taylor Jodrey’s eighth grade North Adams girls squad reached the semi-finals with a 35-19 win over Fayetteville, but like their seventh grade counterparts, they faced a semi match up with unbeaten and #1 seeded Eastern Brown. The Lady Warriors proved why they were the tourney’s top seed, handing the North Adams girls a 42-27 defeat to end the Lady Devils’ season.In eighth grade girls semi-final action, West Union’s Alexa Rowe goes up for this shot attempt over a pair of Fairfield defenders.Without a doubt the most disappointing loss by a county team came in the final game of the semi-final round. Coach Greg Scott and his #2 seeded Manchester Greyhounds eighth grade boys had snuck into the semis with a last-minute 43-42 win over Whiteoak and looked like they had shaken off that lackluster performance when they blitzed #3 seed Fairfield on their way to a seemingly insurmountable 31-13 halftime lead.Unfortunately for the Greyhounds, the second half was the exact opposite of the first half. With leading scorer Isaiah Scott battling foul trouble and the Lions hitting a remarkable eight three-point goals in the second half, the Hounds squandered away the huge halftime advantage. Fairfield put up 43 points in the second half, outscoring Manchester 25-14 in the third quarter and 18-7 in the fourth, and came all the way back to defeat the stunned Greyhounds by a final score of 56-52, ending what had been an outstanding season for the eighth grade Hounds. 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Cohen Abuse Analytics Law, LLC: A different kind of Nursing…

first_img Facebook Twitter By John Heinis – March 5, 2018 9:40 am 0 Bayonne CommunityJersey City Hoboken man killed in motorcycle crash on N.J. Turnpike in Kearny, state police say Cohen Abuse Analytics Law, LLC: A different kind of Nursing Home Abuse law firm Previous articleNorth Bergen officials taking precautions over ‘vague threat’ found in high schoolNext articleBayonne schools closed after Twitter user threatens to ‘shoot up’ each building John Heinis CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR David Cohen, Esquire, founder of Cohen Abuse Analytics Law, LLC, is one of the most accomplished nursing home attorneys in the region. Starting in 1998, Cohen built what became the largest nursing home litigation practice in New Jersey. Sponsored content. Sharing the knowledge he acquired and the many techniques that he pioneered, Cohen has written and lectured extensively to both young and seasoned attorneys on the subtler aspects of this unique niche practice.Having recently opened Cohen Abuse Analytics Law, LLC, Cohen explains his commitment to always “work on one case at a time,” a commitment he takes very seriously.Cohen explains: “Beyond being immensely important, these cases are extraordinarily complex and labor intensive. The only way to properly prosecute a nursing home claim is to dig deeply and repeatedly in a wide variety of documents beyond the medical record itself.”“These include cost reports (basically, the budgets of the facilities), surveys, licensure files and multiple additional sources of vital information.”In the end, Cohen maintains that “these cases are not just about WHAT the catastrophic injuries suffered by these vulnerable consumers were, but WHY the poor treatment occurred which lead to those injuries. The answer to this is always the same: Follow the money.”“The worst of the worst nursing homes value profits over the welfare of their residents. By proving that greed is the ultimate cause of these injuries, juries are responsive and can help effectuate change.”Cohen was co-counsel for the largest nursing home verdict in New Jersey history.The case was Dwyer v. Harbor View, in Jersey City. The case was tried over the course of seven weeks, with Cohen taking up residence at Jersey City hotels throughout its course.After hearing a total of approximately 20 witnesses, the jury returned a verdict of $13,200,000.The injured party in that case suffered horrific pressure ulcers (bedsores), malnutrition, dramatic weight loss, painful surgeries, a host of resident rights violations and sadly died from these injuries.Cohen Abuse Analytics Law, LLC handles claims such as this, along with those involving fractures, dehydration, assault, physical abuse, sexual abuse, financial exploitation, wrongful death and violations of consumers’ Resident’s Rights.The claims are also prosecuted against assisted living facilities and group homes.A Rutgers law graduate, Cohen has spoken in 16 different states and abroad as a leadingexpert in institutional healthcare and abuse litigation.He is a published author in textbooks, journals and a multitude of newspapers on the subject of nursing home abuse.Many of his articles and two extensive instructional videos can be found on his website: cohenabuseanalytics.com.Cohen’s record of commitment and integrity spans over three decades.Secretly working with the U.S. Department of Justice back in the early 2,000’s, leading to the 2005 lawsuit filed by the United States in the case of United States vs. Mercer County, Cohen was instrumental in providing the government with all of the vital information he uncovered in his own cases against that facility that were needed for the case to be prosecuted.A copy of the lawsuit itself can be seen here.This case remains the only instance where the federal government brought a Civil Rights of Institutional Persons claim against a New Jersey nursing home.As the prosecution ensued, Cohen worked with the DOJ and other federal investigators to uncover deplorable conditions that existed at the Mercer County Geriatric Center.This led to significant oversight of the facility and resulted in dramatically improved care for residents.Arguably the most valuable part of Cohen’s work comes through educatingattorneys on nursing home litigation. Since 1999, he has lead seminars, on both the local and national level, providing attorney instruction in this highly complex area of law.Cohen has a proven track record of unveiling corporate malfeasance, short staffing, falsification of records and redirection of taxpayer dollars from patient care into fraudulent shell corporations – all leading to catastrophic injuries by our most vulnerable citizens.Should you or a loved one be in need of legal counsel as a consequence of nursing home abuse or neglect, Cohen Abuse Analytics Law, LLC provides free analytic consultations for consumers.Cohen can be reached at 609-815-0808 or [email protected] Abuse Analytics Law, LLC331 Newman Springs Road, Building 14th Floor, Suite 143Red Bank, New Jersey 07701 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Community Bayonne TAGScohen abuse analytics lawdavid cohenlegal advicenursing home abuse SHARE Bayonne 2-alarm fire leaves six people displaced, one suffers minor injuries, fire chief sayslast_img read more

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Las Vegas shooting survivors reunite at Jason Aldean show 1 year later: ‘It’s a bond for life’

first_imgDrew Angerer/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Las Vegas mass shooting survivors reunited with their “Route 91 family” Saturday night at country singer Jason Aldean’s concert in Orange County, California, watching the same artist who was performing onstage the moment shots rang out one year ago.Some people wore cowboy boots, or custom shirts that read: “We are here to finish what we started”; “country strong”; and “honor 58 / October 1, 2017.”“We got a lot of our Route 91 family here tonight,” Aldean told the crowd Saturday. “I feel like we got a little unfinished business to take care of, if you know what I’m saying. I think the last time I saw a lot of you guys we got a little cut off.”On Oct. 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, spraying hundreds of bullets on concertgoers attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. Paddock then turned one of his guns on himself.Fifty-eight people were killed and hundreds injured in the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.This weekend Ingrid Canelo and her daughter Renee Canelo were among the survivors reuniting with fellow concertgoers for the first time since the shooting.At last year’s show, “we were standing together on the left side of the stage, listening to the music, enjoying ourselves,” Renee Canelo told ABC News. “We heard the gunshots start going off and no one was really sure what was it was … then Jason Aldean stopped performing and he ran off the stage … I grabbed my mom and we proceeded to try to get out as soon as possible.”“When she grabbed my arm and said, ‘We’ve got to get out of here,’ it was that look of sheer terror on her face,” Ingrid Canelo told ABC News.As the mother and daughter started weaving their way through the crowd, Ingrid Canelo said other concertgoers looked at them as if they were overreacting. The second round of gunshots was when everybody figured out that there was a shooter, and dove to the ground.“It gives me chills right now even thinking about it,” Ingrid Canelo said.In the year since, Renee Canelo said she struggled getting back into daily life and took some time off work.She said it was difficult to be in crowds, and that this reunion is her first concert since the shooting.“To come back and be at Jason Aldean’s concert, it’s extremely terrifying for me. But my will to fight on and fight for love and support my other survivors and commemorate the 58 people who lost their lives is so much more important and powerful than any kind of fear,” she said.“We have a Route 91 family,” she said, explaining how other family members and friends can’t relate to what it’s like being shot at. “It’s a bond for life.”“There’s nothing like the survivors group,” added Chris Babij. “We’re a tight-knit group.”Babij was at the festival with his wife and friend when the shooting broke out. He was shot in the shoulder but managed to jump over a fence and take cover, waiting out the entire massacre underneath the soundstage.“I’m still in physical therapy two days a week. I have a titanium rod that’s basically welded my arm back together,” he told ABC News. “This is the new normal. This is the aftermath.”Danielle Bajhart, another survivor, called it a unique community formed with people she would not have met otherwise.Fellow survivors “truly understand where you’re coming from,” she told ABC News. “We would do anything for each other.”Ryan Poe, who was at the concert with Bajhart, said they meet up with others from the massacre about once a month, to try to “get each other past any humps or hurdles we might have.”He called the support group the “most positive outcome from such a horrible experience.”Bajhart said she was excited to see Aldean’s full performance this time around “to finish what we started” and “get some closure.”“And I think it’s important to honor the 58 [victims] and be here and do it for them,” she said. “We’re lucky to be here.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Valve ends production on rebooted Artifact

first_imgEric Van AllenThursday 4th March 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareValve announced today that it is stopping development of Artifact, bringing a halt to the planned reboot of its online card game.In a blog post, the Artifact team says that while it has accomplished most of its game-side goals with the Artifact 2.0 beta, it hasn’t managed to get enough active players to justify further development.After its launch in 2018, the original Artifact received criticism for its moniteization, including paid card packs and a marketplace where users could buy and sell individual cards.Related JobsEnvironment Artists – New IP South East Creative AssemblyLead Sound Designer South East Creative AssemblyRemote Environment Artist Console Studio UK UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games The Artifact 2.0 beta has been undergoing public testing since April 2020.Both versions of Artifact — the original Classic and the 2.0 reboot, now called Foundry — will be kept online and made available for free to everyone on Steam, free of microtransactions or purchases.Artifact’s end doesn’t mean an end to Valve’s attempts to expand the Dota franchise. Later this month, Dota will be getting its own Netflix series from Studio Mir, which previously worked on The Legend of Korra and Voltron: Legendary Defender.last_img read more

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Eastern Union settles with brokers who bolted over commissions

first_imgEastern Union president Ira Zlotowitz (iStock)Eastern Union Funding settled its lawsuit with a group of brokers who bolted the firm two weeks ago over its new commission policy. The mortgage brokerage also said it’s on a hiring spree to expand the new model.On Monday, attorneys for the company withdrew the petition they filed in court last week, accusing the eight brokers of breaching their employment agreements by starting their own competing firm and taking with them trade secrets.The eight brokers left after Eastern announced a plan to cut the commissions it charges on certain refinancing deals from 1 percentage point to .25 point.Eastern president Ira Zlotowitz said the two sides settled their dispute amicably, and the company and the brokers are “parting as friends.”He added that Eastern Union has recently hired about 30 brokers and plans to bring on 20 more as it looks to expand with its new pricing model. The company has about 100 brokers in offices in New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Florida.Zlotowitz said that outside of New York, most property owners don’t use a broker to seek financing. He said the lower commission should help his agents break into those markets.The move, he added, will compel major competitors to bring down their pricing.“Everyone in the industry is going to have to follow us,” he said.The company’s new multifamily group leading the new commission initiative is headed by brokers Michael Muller and Marc Tropp.Contact Rich Bockmann at [email protected] or 908-415-5229. This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

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Budweiser, Big Gigantic, Break Science Transform Roseland Ballroom for Made In America Tour

first_imgBy Justin CharlesWith all of the amazing music to take advantage of on a nightly basis, it is very rare for one event to stand out among the others. On Thursday night, at Budweiser’s Made in America tour stop at Roseland Ballroom, I had to pinch myself to assure my brain of the reality of the surroundings. Budweiser spared no expense in ensuring the capacity crowd was not just entertained, but were treated to a night they would never forget.To get added to the guest list, all you had to do was RSVP on Facebook and allow Budweiser to write a promotional line on your wall. It was a small price for what awaited attendees inside Roseland Ballroom. The entire venue was transformed, with lights, tables, visual effects, and giveaways. Free cans of Budweiser lined the bar for all to indulge on. Popular food truck Mexicue set up a taco bar, completely free. There were also free hot dogs, mini pastrami sandwiches, and candied nuts being passed around. Everywhere you went there was some sort of free food or free beer.Before I get to the music, I just want to praise the production team one more time. For such a high demand, and completely free show with an open bar, there are a lot of things that can go wrong. This event was completely organized. You were allowed to pick up wristbands earlier in the day, which allowed you to cut the line. The lines for beer were shorter than on an average night at Roseland. Overall, everything was run quite smoothly.But free stuff aside, Budweiser picked a perfect line up for this New York City crowd. Local favorites Break Science were joined by live electronic duo Big Gigantic, who are about to embark on a nationwide tour in September. Break Science, made up of drummer Adam Deitch and keyboardist Borahm Lee, took the stage first, bringing their high-energy stage show to New York once again. Blending hip-hop, glitch, electro, and dubstep together with Deitch’s incredible live drumming, the duo completely won over anyone in the crowd who wasn’t already familiar with them. Deitch, who is also the drummer for Lettuce, among other projects, is one of the most versatile and talented drummers in the music scene right now.  Borahm Lee’s keys and mixing provide danceable beats that take twists and turns across different genres. Break Science is sometimes accompanied by vocalists, but this set seemed to be more focused on highlighting the duos instrumental virtuosity. These guys seem to just get better and better, as this was one of their best live performances I have ever seen.After a brief break, the crowd revved up for Big Gigantic, comprised of Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken. Big Gigantic is one of the more unique livetronica acts out there, blending a variety of beats with Lalli’s saxophone riffs and solos, and Salken’s live drumming. Big Gigantic’s signature blend of hip hop, jazz, and electro has recently been met with the addition of dubstep, giving their live show even more energy, if that was even possible. The thunderous bass and smooth saxophone go surprisingly well together, while Salken’s drum keeps the beat moving. The crowd ate up this set of music, which featured a mix of classic songs, tracks from their new album, and even a few wildcard songs like Nero’s Promises towards the end of the set. After several high profile festival gigs this summer, Big Gigantic is seemingly on fire right now. I would definitely not miss them on their upcoming tour.If the Made In America festival, taking place in Philadelphia on Labor Day weekend is as well put together as this small event, then the Northeast will have a fantastic new festival option for the coming years. I would highly consider thinking about taking the trip up to Philly if the line-up is up your alley. Budweiser put together a fantastic night, and Break Science and Big Gigantic put on a show that would have easily been worthy of a $40+ dollar ticket on a normal night.last_img read more

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Chase Elliott sweeps stage wins at Las Vegas

first_img2Martin Truex Jr.Joe Gibbs Racing9 FinishDriverTeamPoints 7Jimmie JohnsonHendrick Motorsports4 10Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs Racing1 9Jimmie JohnsonHendrick Motorsports2 8Alex BowmanHendrick Motorsports3 5Joey LoganoTeam Penske6 Chase Elliott took the lead from an off-cycle Ricky Stenhouse Jr. with 15 laps to go and never looked back, claiming the Stage 2 victory for his second stage win of the race Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.The driver of the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet has now picked up three of the first four available stage wins to open 2020 after winning Stage 1 of last week’s Daytona 500. He led 55 laps through two stages in the Las Vegas race.Christopher Bell spun off Turn 2 with one lap to go in the stage, bringing out the caution and ending Stage 2.MORE: Full Las Vegas Stage 2 resultsThe reigning NMPA Most Popular Driver was followed by Ryan Blaney in the No. 12 Team Penske Ford, along with Martin Truex Jr. (No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota), William Byron (No. 24 HMS Chevy) and Joey Logano (No. 22 Penske Ford) to round out the top five.Kevin Harvick assumed the lead off the stage-opening restart before ceding to Elliott shortly after on Lap 103. Harvick has led a race-high 74 laps and was sixth in the stage.Stenhouse picked up 22 laps led but finished the stage in 21st.Kyle Busch, who technically started on the pole after qualifying was rained out but a penalty forced him to the rear, was 10th in the stage. 3Martin Truex Jr.Joe Gibbs Racing8 8Kyle LarsonChip Ganassi Racing3 1Chase ElliottHendrick Motorsports10 10Ross ChastainRoush Fenway Racing1 2Ryan BlaneyTeam Penske9center_img 9Alex BowmanHendrick Motorsports2 Chase Elliott emerges late for Stage 1 winChase Elliott scored his second Stage 1 win in as many weeks, overtaking Kevin Harvick for the lead on Lap 67 of Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.The Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 9 Chevrolet driver led the final 14 laps of the stage, adding his second stage win of the season after snagging one in last week’s Daytona 500.MORE: Full Las Vegas Stage 1 resultsHarvick, who started third in the race, led a race-high 59 laps in the stage and finished third. Joe Gibbs Racing’s Martin Truex Jr., the most recent Las Vegas winner, snuck into second place in the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, followed by Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney in fourth and his teammate, Joey Logano, in fifth to round out the top five.Daniel Suarez, finally seeing race action in his No. 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota after missing the Daytona 500, stalled on the opening lap to immediately bring out the caution after the green flag flew.The only other yellow came with a competition caution on Lap 25 after rain washed away most of the racing at the track Saturday.Ross Chastain, filling in for No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing driver Ryan Newman, placed 10th in the stage. 1Chase ElliottHendrick Motorsports10 3Kevin HarvickStewart-Haas Racing8 6William ByronHendrick Motorsports5 7Kyle LarsonChip Ganassi Racing4 4Ryan BlaneyTeam Penske7 6Kevin HarvickStewart-Haas Racing5 FinishDriverTeamPoints 4William ByronHendrick Motorsports7 5Joey LoganoTeam Penske6last_img read more

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Pyland serves books, coffee at Groves library

first_imgLAVERNA PYLAND Community connection: Groves Public Library volunteer. Fast fact: You can join her Fridays for coffee. Quick note: Pyland is a mystery lover. By Darragh Doiron The News staff writer GROVES — With one of those newfangled Keurig machines brewing up a caramel coffee amid stacks of good books, the Groves Library smells a bit like a coffeehouse/bookstore. Volunteer Laverna Pyland thinks that’s progress, but does find the big TV in the library a bit hinky. After all, the library was created for readers. The Friends of the Groves Public Library volunteer said she’s coming ‘round to the idea, if it will be tuned to history and news programs. As Book Nook manager, Pylander is prepping for the Friends’ 25 cent book sale in February, said Kaye Jones, another volunteer, who has an assortment of praise for Pylander. “She keeps the books for her church (First Baptist in Groves), and she is absolutely indispensable at the Groves Library,” Jones said. “She is the treasurer of the Friends, she manages the Book Nook, our small sale room, she co-hosts the Friday Coffee, and she is always willing to help in other areas.” At high school in the Texas Panhandle, Pylander began her relationship with books. “I worked in our library so I wouldn’t have to take PE,” she said. Her town of Quanah didn’t have a city library, she said. All these years later, she said she’s loving being back in the stacks. “I like to see people. We just talk a lot,” she said about joining up with Friends, and how it has allowed her to meet people with similar interests. “This has given me friends,” she said. A mystery lover, Pyland counts David Baldacci, A.J. Jance and John Grisham among her favorite authors, and all are available at the library. The February sale will include 25 cent reads. “You can’t beat that,” Pyland said. Groves Public Library will hold a Mini Book Sale for frugal book lovers through Feb. 13 in the foyer of the library, 5600 West Washington Blvd. Offered for 25 cents each, the hard-back books have been de-selected from the library’s holdings to make room for new purchases. Among the offerings are recent novels originally put in as “second copies” of popular works. Jones said shoppers will find books by James Patterson and Karin Slaughter mixed in with works by Catherine Cookson, Jackie Collins, P.D. James, Susan Howach, Janet Dailey and Louis Auchinclos, among others. Sci-Fi lovers will find works by Ray Bradbury, Piers Anthony, David Eddings and Alan Dean Foster. A limited number of non-fiction works are also available for the sale price. Books not sold at the bargain price during the two week mini-sale will be offered for $1 each during the Friends’ annual Shower of Savings book sale in April. The Friends of Groves Public Library is a non-profit organization existing to benefit the Groves library. The group most recently funded a learning center computer for the children’s department. [email protected]last_img read more

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