Norwich University and Middlebury College Solar Decathlon teams to celebrate at the Statehouse

first_imgNorwich University and Middlebury College will co-host a send-off event at the Statehouse in Montpelier on Tuesday, September 10, from 11:30 am ‘1:30 pm for the student teams competing in the international US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon in Irvine, Calif., October 3-13, 2013. Norwich and Middlebury are two of only 20 teams in the world to be accepted into the 2013 Solar Decathlon, a biennial solar house design competition and expo. Each team’s house is soon to be en route to the competition on the west coast. The public expo on solar house design is expected to attract upwards of 100,000 people to the Orange County Great Park in Irvine. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency. The Statehouse program will begin at 11:30 a.m. with remarks by State of Vermont officials, Norwich University President Richard Schneider, and Middlebury College President Ronald Liebowitz, followed by a student press conference. The public is invited to engage with teams on the unique aspects of their designs and celebrate with complimentary refreshments and live music on the Statehouse lawn.  Norwich’s home, DeltaT-90, is a modular home designed and built for the unique climate challenges presented by living in the New England region. The team responded to the challenge of creating high performance, affordable housing that is accessible and promotes conservation based living.Middlebury’s house, InSite, is a home for local living. The team designed the home with a focus on reconnecting people with their communities and emphasizing environmental, economic and social sustainability.In case of rain, the event will be held in Statehouse Room 11.Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu(link is external) Middlebury College, one of the country’s leading liberal arts colleges, offers a rigorous liberal arts curriculum that is particularly strong in languages, international studies, environmental studies, sciences and literature. About 2,450 students attend Middlebury, which was founded in 1800. Middlebury has established itself as a leader in campus environmental initiatives, with an accompanying educational focus on environmental issues around the globe. The college’s strong international dimension has extended its borders beyond Addison County, and includes Middlebury’s Language Schools, Schools Abroad, Bread Loaf School of English, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Monterey Institute for International Studies. www.middlebury.edu(link is external)last_img read more

Jalalon, Sangalang lead Magnolia past NLEX

first_imgMagnolia Hotshots’ Jio Jalalon (2nd from right) guards the ball from NLEX Road Warriors defenders. PBAMANILA – Magnolia Hotshots drew strengths from Ian Sangalang and Jio Jalalon in the fourth period as it cruised to a 106-99 victory over NLEX Road Warriors in Game 3 of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.With the scores tied at 87-all, Sangalang came up with consecutive conversions to give Hotshots the lead. Jalalon then followed suit with his scoring to pull them to a 97-89 edge.Road Warriors rallied to within 92-98 on a conversion by JR Quiñahan but Hotshots came up with a finishing run from Rome dela Rosa and Sangalang for a 104-95 lead with 50 seconds left.Jalalon led the way with 25 points, including four 3-point conversions, while Sangalang contributed 24 markers for Hotshots, which moved up in the race-to-four semifinals series to 2-1.Dela Rosa also had his best game in the playoffs with 17 points, while Paul Lee contributed 14 markers for Hotshots, which played without injured Marc Pingris and Justin Melton.“We adjusted a little bit on our defense and we tried to move the ball,” said Hotshots head coach Chito Victolero. “We did a good job on defending their guards, especially doon sa mga guards nila na nag-ke-create.”Rookie Kiefer Ravena led NLEX with 20 points, while Kevin Alas contributed 15 points and nine rebounds, and Quiñahan finished with 13 markers.In another league development, PBA commissioner Willie Marcial slapped a P25,000 fine on San Miguel Beermen forward Arwind Santos for his endgame comment in their Game 3 loss to Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings on Tuesday night.Santos was meted a P20,000 fine for “statements detrimental to the league” and a P5,000 penalty for a flagrant foul 1 committed against Ginebra center Japeth Aguilar in the third quarter./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] Magnolia Hotshots’ Jio Jalalon (2nd from right) guards the ball from NLEX Road Warriors defenders. PBA [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Jalalon, Sangalang lead Magnolia past NLEX’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’18’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]Thursday, March 15, 2018[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]last_img read more

16,000+ Weekend Lightning Strikes in Alaska

first_imgFire fighting resources are currently stretched thin, but the Division of Forestry says the season is manageable. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享More than 16,000 lightning strikes hit Alaska on Saturday and Sunday as firefighters braced for another intense wildfire season. Roughly 20 wildfires were reported after the Saturday/Sunday storms. The Alaska Division of Forestry says the event was similar to 2015, when wildfires torched thousands of square miles in Alaska.center_img A burn suspension has been issued in and around Fairbanks, where the fire danger is rated as “very high.”last_img read more