groSolar 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. groSolar.com.# # #
Seven alleged members of the FARC’s southern and eastern blocks – four of whom were underage – surrendered voluntarily to the National Army troops in Caquetá and Putumayo departments, reaching 50 demobilized guerrillas so far this year, a division spokesman said on March 25. Aka “Ciro”, who belongs to the so-called Southern Block Guard, voluntarily turned himself in to authorities in the city of Florencia. The 32-year-old individual, who declared to having spent 18 years as a base guerrilla and a mass organization guerrilla later on, surrendered a Czeck 7.65 caliber pistol with its magazine and ammunition. A member of the 15th squad also surrendered to the Army in the municipality of El Paujil, Caquetá. The man, known within the FARC as “Danilo”, was commander of the “Edgar Tovar” company at the 15th squad. Similarly, a 26-year-old alleged member of the FARC’s 49th squad went to the authorities in the city of Florencia. Aka “Andrés”, who declared to have been part of terrorism support networks in the criminal organization, was a person of trust to aka “Mauricio Gareca”, one of the most important terrorists of the 32nd squad that operates in the north of Putumayo and south of Caquetá departments. Furthermore, four minors surrendered to the troops and were brought to the Colombian Institute of Family Wellbeing (ICBF), to start their disengagement process and reinsertion into society. In the first case, a 15-year-old teenager managed to escape the FARC and sought Army protection. The minor said he had been a low-grade soldier for two years and decided to escape and go to the Army, since he suffered punishment and permanent physical and psychological mistreatment by the terrorist organization. Three other minors voluntarily surrendered in the municipality of Puerto Asís, Putumayo. The first one, age 17, spent four years with the FARC, where he was known as “Pipe Bueno”, and served in supporting networks to terrorism at the Front 48’s fourth commission. The second minor was 17-year-old aka “Jhon”, who had been in charge of explosives at the Front’s second commission for six months; and aka “Ángela”, a 14-year-old girl with six months in the criminal organization, served as a low-rank guerrilla. The three minors were placed at the disposal of the ICBF in Puerto Asís. By Dialogo March 27, 2013
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man has been arrested for trying to stab a 40-year-old woman to death in the suspect’s hometown of Freeport on St. Patrick’s Day, Nassau County police said.Eric W. Smith was charged with second-degree attempted murder, assault, unlawful imprisonment and possession of a dangerous a weapon.Police said the 44-year-old suspect stabbed the victim at a house on Archer Street at 5:30 a.m. Monday.The victim, who responding officers found standing in front of the house while bleeding from her face and arms, was taken to a local hospital, where she was admitted in stable condition.Smith will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A gunman was sentenced Friday to 35 years in prison for shooting a 50-year-old Queens man to death in 2013 in the shooter’s hometown of Valley Stream.Orlando Ortiz was convicted at Nassau County court in December of first-degree manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon.“This defendant shot an unarmed man multiple times as he sat in his car, unable to defend himself,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.Prosecutors said the 32-year-old man shot Richard Baccus of Rosedale in the parking lot of Ay! Caramba following an argument shortly before midnight on the night of Dec. 23, 2013.
The recently launched Mi A2 by Xiaomi is all set to go on sale in India today. This is the first ever time that the second Android One phone from Xiaomi will be available for buying, the first one being the Mi A1 which launched last year. The Xiaomi Mi A2 sale will kick off at 12 noon today on Amazon India store, Mi.com and also on offline channels like Mi Home and Mi Preferred Partner Store.The Xiaomi Mi A2 will be available with a starting price tag of Rs 16,999. This is for the 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage variant. At the launch last month, alongside the 4GB RAM model, Xiaomi also launched the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage model, but this variant will not be available for now. The company had said that the 6GB RAM will be coming soon. Xiaomi is yet to reveal the price of the 6GB RAM model of the Mi A12, but chances are it could be priced under Rs 20,000.During today’s sale, the Mi A2 will be available in four colours — Black, Gold, Lake Blue, and Rose Gold.The Xiaomi Mi A2 price in India starts from Rs. 16,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant. It will come with a soft case in the box. The 6GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage variant was also launched, but, the smartphone will be coming soon, and no price has yet been revealed. It will be made available in Black, Gold, Lake Blue, and Rose Gold colour options.advertisementFor the sale, Xiaomi has partnered with Jio to offer data benefits to the buyers. The customers will get Rs 2,200 instant cashback and 4.5TB additional data.As far as the specs are concerned, the Mi A2 Android One phone sports a 5.99-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with a 2160x1080p resolution. On the hardware front, the phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processors, which also run phones like Vivo X21, Nokia 7 Plus, BlackBerry Key 2.ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi A2 review: Two steps forward, two steps backOn the camera front, the Mi A2 comes with a 20-megapixel camera on the front paired with a soft LED flash. Additionally, the selfie camera uses AI for better portrait shots. On the rear panel, the Mi A2 comes with a primary camera of 12-megapixel Sony IMX 486 sensor, while the secondary camera includes another 20-megapixel Sony IMX 376 sensor. The rear camera setup comes paired with a dual LED flash. On the software front, the Mi A2 runs a stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. The smartphone is backed by a 3,000mAh battery and comes paired with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 technology support.To know more about Mi A2, read our review
New Delhi: Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday night, AIIMS sources said. She was 67. The senior BJP leader was brought to AIIMS at 10:15 PM and was straight away taken to the emergency ward. She had a kidney transplant in 2016 and had opted out of contesting Lok Sabha polls earlier this year for health reasons.