first_imggroSolar Acquires Chesapeake SolarNorth American Solar Energy Leader Strengthens Mid-Atlantic BaseJuly 8, 2008 – White River Jct., VT – groSolar, North America’s premier provider of solar energy solutions, announced today the acquisition of Chesapeake Solar, a leading installer of solar energy systems in the Mid-Atlantic region.The acquisition makes groSolar one of the nation’s largest solar energy providers and extends the company’s reach, enabling groSolar to install more solar solutions on more homes and businesses in its effort to fight climate change and save customers money on energy costs.”The missions of Chesapeake and groSolar are one and the same,” said groSolar CEO Jeff Wolfe. “The acquisition of Chesapeake will support our growth strategy and our commitment to deliver clean solar power in a cost effective way to as many consumers and businesses as possible. It made absolute sense to bring them into the groSolar family. The expertise of the people at the company will fortify our management team and enhance our ability to serve the market and create the industry.”Richard Deutschmann and Jeff Gilbert founded Chesapeake Solar in 1999 as Chesapeake Wind & Solar LLC. They started the company based on their years of engineering experience and their passionate commitment to the development of renewable energy in the Mid-Atlantic region.”We could not be more excited to join Jeff and the rest of the groSolar team,” said Deutschmann. “Given the incredible growth of the solar industry around the world, we think it is the right time to bring the regional strength of Chesapeake Solar into a company with the North American reach of groSolar. Our joining together will benefit Chesapeake, our past and future customers and, of course, the environment.”groSolar is a leading North American solar power company focused on designing, distributing and installing high quality solar electric and solar hot water systems. groSolar provides residential installation in the northeast and mid-Atlantic states, and commercial installation in California as well as the eastern US, serving other areas through an extensive dealer network. With a system of warehouses across the continent, groSolar has the broadest distribution capabilities of any solar provider. groSolar integrates components from leading solar manufacturers including Evergreen Solar into efficient solar energy systems for its customers that generate clean, reliable energy for decades. groSolar was also recently recognized as the second fastest growing company in Vermont and one of the best places to work in Vermont. # #last_img read more

first_imgStuff 2 November 2016Suicide is an “objectionable and dangerous idea”, says Family First; one that Parliament’s Health Select Committee should not be entertaining.Spokesman Bob McCoskrie was speaking to MPs leading a parliamentary inquiry into euthanasia, which has garnered a record 21,000 public submissions.The committee was working through those submissions – 1800 of which requested to be heard in person.But during his own, McCoskrie questioned the impacts of holding such an inquiry on New Zealand’s “stubbornly high” rates of suicide.Refusing to use the term euthanasia – used to refer to death usually in circumstances of terminal illness or insufferable and incurable pain – McCoskrie drew no separation between euthanasia and suicide due to mental illness.He cited the case of a Wellington woman who ended her life with nembutal, after receiving information on how to import the Class C drug.It was revealed last week, that the controversial police investigation into a euthanasia group followed the death of Annemarie Treadwell – a Wellington woman who supported Maryan Street’s petition in support of assisted dying.It was Street’s petition, following the death of right-to-die campaigner Lecretia Seales, that prompted the parliamentary inquiry.Treadwell died on June 6 in Wellington, aged 77.In her own submission to the parliamentary inquiry earlier in the year, she said she had suffered chronic pain due to arthritis for more than 30 years, she lived with depression and was having short-term memory problems.McCoskrie said she was an example of how wider discussion on euthanasia could prompt a “contagion”.“She was a life member of Exit and was suffering from depression, but was physically fit and not suffering a terminal illness,” he said.Just over a fortnight ago, Chief Coroner Deborah Marshall released New Zealand’s yearly suicide statistics, which saw an overall increase in cases of suicide – record 564 people in the year to July 30.“We’re having more discussion here, which is a good thing. But Judge Marshall said we needed more discussion about suicide prevention.“In complete contrast, this inquiry was initiated and has been driven by a desire to promote assisted suicide.“You don’t discourage suicide, by assisting suicide,” McCoskrie said.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

first_imgBOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia national soccer team player William Tesillo told local media that he has been threatened via social media after his missed penalty kick in a Copa American shoot-out with Chile last week cost Colombia the chance to remain in the tournament.Tesillo’s wife Daniela Mejia over the weekend published a screenshot on her Instagram of a message wishing her husband the same fate as Andres Escobar, a Colombian player shot to death after he made an own-goal in a match during the 1994 World Cup.“They’ve written to my wife and she published it. They’ve written to me too,” the 29-year-old defender told the local El Pais newspaper in comments published late on Sunday.Sources with the national police told Reuters they are investigating intimidation via social media directed at the player and his family, but that they haven’t opened a formal investigation because Tesillo has not lodged a complaint.Tesillo’s father told local radio the family is counting on God to touch the hearts of people who have written tasteless messages.“I hope they understand it’s football,” the elder Tesillo told Caracol Radio.last_img read more

first_imgThe way Ross Carlson sees it, this weekend’s matchup will be a battle between two wounded animals.The Badgers, who had only two losses to their record just three weeks ago, have dropped four straight home games, though all four losses have come against the two teams now tied atop the WCHA standings.The Bulldogs of Minnesota-Duluth come in on an even greater skid, having lost their last six games, none of which were against top teams in the league. Instead, Duluth has fallen to the top three teams of the lower half of the standings.Still, it is clear that both teams will be hungry at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center this weekend.”It’s like a wounded dog,” Carlson said. “If you have a wounded dog out there they’re going to bite, so you have to watch out when they do bite.”For Carlson, the weekend will be a sentimental one. It always is when the UW winger goes back to his hometown of Duluth, Minn. to play in front of the family and friends that supported him and Nick Licari when they were part of a great run of hockey at Duluth East High School.But this weekend will be even more special, as Carlson and Licari, who played on the same line back in high school, will likely get to do the same in their last trip home together as Badgers.”It’ll be really sentimental. Coach does have us on the same line right now, which is pretty awesome in itself,” Carlson said. “Hopefully, it will turn out the way we want it to.””We’ve had them play together before and they enjoy playing together. They have some chemistry…so I’m hoping that will excite them going back and playing together,” UW head coach Mike Eaves said. “It’s like old golf pros going back and playing the course they grew up on.”To understand the meaning behind the trip home, one must realize the two have been playing at the DECC since they were teenagers. They played peewee games in the building adjacent to Duluth’s stadium and skated inside the arena — often selling it out — when they were in high school.”I still think of it as my high school rink,” Licari said. “I still remember scoring a lot of big goals and winning a lot of big games in there.”They both had interesting, and different, memories of their favorite games at the DECC. It’s no surprise that Carlson — who could probably be described as the “class clown” of the team — picked a memory out of left field.”[It was] Duluth East against Moorhead, and I had two double cheeseburgers before the game and I went and scored four goals, so that’s one of the best games I had,” Carlson said. While he found a way to have success with the grease balled up in his stomach, he said it wasn’t a trend that stuck with him down the road.”I [tried it again] after that, but it didn’t work out the rest of the way,” he said.Licari picked out a less surprising and more meaningful game from back at Duluth East.”There’s a lot of them,” Licari said. “[There] was a big game against Greenway, which was the team that [future Minnesota Gophers] Gino Guyer and Andy Sertich played for. We beat them 5-2 at a sold-out barn.”Carlson and Licari will try to help add to their Duluth legacy by helping the Badgers bust their slump this weekend.But while it will be an extra-special trip home for them, Eaves’ squad has probably never been happier about getting away from home and a sold-out Kohl Center than they are this weekend.Not only did it provide a stressful couple weekends for Shane Connelly, who played his first four college games in net over the recent stretch, but the Badgers have played exceptionally well on the road this season.”It’s a different type of mindset that you have when you go on the road,” Eaves said. “You simplify, expectations are a little less and guys know they can win on the road. The change will be nice.”And though the Badgers know that nothing comes easy in the WCHA, it bodes well for them that they are taking on the ninth-place Bulldogs, who are eighth in the league in scoring with 2.75 goals per game and ninth in defense, allowing more than 3.5 goals per contest.Come Monday, the world should know a few more details about the league. One, whether the Badgers will get back on track in their bid for the MacNaughton Cup. And two, which wounded animal bites harder: a Badger or a Bulldog.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories How Ange Bradley finally got the national title she’s been chasing for 25 yearsSyracuse field hockey becomes 1st women’s team in school history to win national championshipAlyssa Manley wins Honda Award as nation’s top field hockey playerAlma Fenne leads scoring for No. 1 Syracuse in first and final season with teamRoos Weers deals with dyslexia, transition to U.S. in becoming star at Syracuse Published on January 8, 2016 at 2:03 pm Contact Sam: | @Sam4TRcenter_img Syracuse head coach Ange Bradley was named National Coach of the Year by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, it announced Friday.The award comes after Bradley led the Orange to the program’s first national championship this season, the first national title for a women’s team in school history. SU started the season 16-0 but lost to North Carolina in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament final. The Orange then defeated the Tar Heels 4-2 in the national championship.This is the second time Bradley’s been named coach of the year. She won her first in 2008, her second year at Syracuse, when the Orange went 22-2 and appeared in its first-ever national semifinal. She’s also a seven-time conference coach of the year, owns the sixth-best winning percentage in Division-I history (.751) and ranks fourth among active coaches.Since Bradley’s hiring in 2007, the Orange has appeared in four final fours, back-to-back national championship games and, this season, won its first regular season ACC title since joining the league in 2013.While Bradley was named ACC coach of the year, SU became the first team since 1994 to sweep the ACC awards. Alma Fenne won Offensive Player of the Year; Alyssa Manley, Defensive Player of the Year; Roos Weers, Rookie of the Year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange ranked second nationally in scoring margin (2.75), fourth in goals-against average (0.98), fifth in goals per game (3.82) and fifth in scoring average (3.73). Commentslast_img read more