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first_img Impeccable character. Provided outstanding leadership affecting Georgia agriculture. Made noteworthy contributions. Received recognition for achievements in appropriate ways. Great accomplishments in more than one area. For a nominationform or further information, call the Officeof Development and Alumni Relations at (706) 542-3390.The postmark deadline for nominations is March 15. The Hall of Fame induction ceremonywill be during the AAA’s annual awards banquet Sept. 22. The Agricultural Alumni Association of the University of Georgia College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences is seeking nominations for the 2000 GeorgiaAgricultural Hall of Fame.The Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame program is designed to recognize those who havemade significant achievements in agriculture, agribusiness industries and the serviceinstitutions.Honorees should have:last_img read more


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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Washington Examiner:The Trump administration has until December to save the largest coal-fired power plant in the West, but the prospects for the plant burning coal after 2019 are questionable.The deliberations over the Navajo Generating Station in Arizona are beginning to heat up after months of confidential, behind-the-scenes negotiations to secure new owners. The talks will continue into next year even after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signs off on a key environmental determination for the plant and approves a lease extension by Dec. 1.Zinke ramped up efforts to save the plant after low natural gas prices prompted the owners to decide to close the plant by the end of the year. A temporary lease agreement was forged to keep the plant running until the end of 2019 or until a longer-term solution can be created.Resuscitating the plant could be the first test of President Trump’s resolve to restore demand for coal in the electricity sector, especially since the the government is a majority stakeholder in the plant it is seeking to save. The Interior Department owns a 24 percent stake in the power plant.“We’re looking at it more from an overall preventing the premature closure of coal plants because we think they’re important to grid resilience and reliability,” said Michelle Bloodworth, the chief operating officer of the pro-coal industry group American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity.A member of her group, coal mining company Peabody, is heavily involved in the negotiations. Bloodworth’s group will be working with the administration on developing new coal incentives proposed late last month by Energy Secretary Rick Perry that reinforce the value of coal plants such as the Navajo station, instead of scrapping them in favor of lower-cost natural gas plants.The Energy Department proposal looks to provide market incentives for coal plants that can store 90 days worth of fuel on site to maintain grid reliability during supply disruptions.The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is on an accelerated path to put out a rule creating the incentives in roughly the same time frame that Zinke has to sign off on the Navajo plant’s lease extension. The public comment period on the FERC’s proposed rule ends Monday. But it is not clear if the FERC plan would help make the economics better for the Navajo station beyond helping underscore the administration’s position that coal is necessary for a stable grid.Arizona utility commissioner Andy Tobin used the FERC plan in a letter this month to the power plant’s owners to emphasize its national security relevance and the need for the owners to maintain the plant as they prepare to leave in mid-December. The owners include the consortium Salt River Project, Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, and utilities Tucson Electric Power, Nevada Power, and Arizona Public Service Co. The Salt River Project managed Interior’s stake in the power plant. Peabody operates the coal mine that feeds the plant.Tobin fears the owners will renege on their obligations to maintain the plant in the waning days of ownership, he told the Washington Examiner. Proponents say the plant’s continuing operation is necessary to support the Navajo and Hopi tribes that rely on it as a source of economic vitality, jobs and electricity, while the plant’s owners say it would mean higher prices for customers.“The owners made the difficult decision to end their participation in NGS because of the changing economics of the utility industry – primarily the cost of natural gas compared to coal generation,” said Scott Harelson, spokesman for the Salt River Project.“Our economic assessment remains the same today,” he said. “The owners continue to believe that operating the plant beyond 2019 would not be beneficial for their customers.”The plant is the largest coal-fired generator in the western half of the country and has its own dedicated mine to keep it running without disruption. Iif the plant closes, so does that mine.The plant was slated to close at the end of this year, but the Navajo leadership, which leases the land that the plant operates on, agreed to extend it through Dec. 2019.The new lease was approved in June, which means the plant will continue to generate electricity and employ workers for at least the next two years while the Interior Department figures out how to keep the plant running.The new lease also delays the laborious decommissioning process of scuttling the plant.Peabody Energy, the owner of the Kayenta Mine that feeds the power plant, is looking for a new consortium of owners, who would see a future in continuing to operate the coal-fired facility beyond 2019.An official with Peabody said it found a potential owner, who will begin evaluating running the power plant. The news satisfies an Oct. 1 deadline with the plant owners to secure a buyer. But the negotiations on a final agreement won’t be held until next year.“Lazard believes the Navajo Generating Station is a critical resource in the region for power generation and resource diversity, and from a total regional economic impact perspective,” said George Bilicic with the firm Lazard Fréres & Co. LLC, who is leading the transition process for Peabody. “Lazard took on this project because we believe there will be an optimal path forward that solves the needs of the many stakeholders involved, including the Navajo, Hopi and ratepayers in Arizona.”Continuing to burn coal at the big plant with its nearly 800 feet tall smokestacks is still in question. But that will hopefully be worked out in the Jan. 2018 – Dec. 2019 timeframe, according to industry and government officials.“We have been holding our breath to get it through 2019,” DuBray said. “I think we are optimistic” that the new lease will be approved before Jan. 1 and the process to transition the plant proceeds, he said.Zinke must sign off on the assessment and draft finding before the middle of December, when the Salt River owners leave. DuBray said the final environmental assessment will be complete by Dec. 1.The Bureau of Reclamation wants to “extend the lease of the plant beyond 2019 and then begin the retirement after 2019,” he said. “We are trying to provide some breathing room in this timeline.”More: Trump administration scrambles to save largest coal plant in the West No Progress in Negotiations to Save Arizona Coal Plantlast_img read more


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first_imgBen Stokes has ended Virat Kohli’s three-year reign as Wisden’s leading cricketer in the world after playing a starring role in England’s World Cup win last year.The 2020 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, published on Thursday, crowns the swashbuckling all-rounder as the sport’s pre-eminent player.England’s Ben Stokes has been named Wisden cricket of the year He is the first England player to receive the honour since Andrew Flintoff in 2005. The 28-year-old won the man-of-the-match award in the World Cup final against New Zealand at Lord’s and then produced a remarkable match-winning innings of 135 not out in the third Ashes Test against Australia. “Ben Stokes pulled off the performance of a lifetime — twice in the space of a few weeks,” said Wisden editor Lawrence Booth. “First, with a mixture of outrageous talent and good fortune, he rescued England’s run-chase in the World Cup final, before helping to hit 15 off the super over. “Then, in the third Ashes Test at Headingley, he produced one of the great innings, smashing an unbeaten 135 to pinch a one-wicket win. “Against red ball or white, he was a force of nature.” Read Also: Adam Silver says no NBA decisions likely until May Australians Pat Cummins, Marnus Labuschagne and Ellyse Perry have been named alongside Archer, as well as South Africa-born Essex off-spinner Simon Harmer. Perry also reclaimed the leading women’s cricketer in the world title from India’s Smriti Mandhana. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Stokes in January won the International Cricket Council’s player of the year award. England pace bowler Jofra Archer, who bowled the super over in the World Cup final, is among Wisden’s five cricketers of the year. Loading… Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All TimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About12 Marvel Superheroes Before The Fame10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Best Geek Movies Of All Timelast_img read more


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first_img#Caps goalie Braden Holtby talks with the media prior to tonight’s game against the Minnesota Wild. #ALLCAPS #CapsWild pic.twitter.com/LPX7pQ2suG— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 22, 2019Holtby went on to explain that it was an easy decision for him to make based on his beliefs, though it will be hard for him to not be there with his teammates. “In the end, I never really came up with a situation where I’d feel comfortable going,” Holtby said. “But the toughest part is I’ve always tried to live my life and my career that the team sticks together. … Trying to make a stand this way, I don’t think it does the most in terms of creating change. In the future, I just want to stick by what I believe in and trying to push toward a world where people are created equal.””I’ve been a little more outspoken on my views than everyone else so I feel like it’s important for me to stand by that. But in the long run it’s not going to affect our team at all. We’re a close-knit group in here and those things don’t affect us as a team.” “For me, it’s just a personal thing. I believe in what I believe in, and in order to stick to those values, I think I have to do what I feel is right, but that doesn’t make a difference on everyone else’s decision. We stick by every single teammate we have and their decision,” Holtby said Friday after his team’s morning skate, via the Washington Post. “My family and myself, we believe in a world where humans are treated with respect regardless of your stature, what you’re born into. You’re asked to choose what side you’re on, and I think it’s pretty clear what side I’m on.” Related News Capitals to visit White House on Monday Braden Holtby will not be in attendance for the Capitals’ Stanley Cup celebration at the White House on Monday, he announced Friday with a strong statement.The goaltender explained he “respectfully declines” the offer because he wants to “stay true” to his values. While most of the Capitals have indicated they plan on making the trip to the White House, forward Brett Connolly and right wing Devante Smith-Pelly have also publicly turned down their invitations. Smith-Pelly was waived in February and sent down to the American Hockey League, but he was a part of the 2018 championship-winning team and all members have the option to attend.Despite the decision to skip the event from Holtby, Connolly and Smith-Pelly, coach Todd Reirden expressed Friday that he supports his players — no matter what they decide. “I speak personally on this one to start with. I think it’s an amazing opportunity. Something for the last five years you drive to the rink, you see this, you hear about it, you think about it,” Reirden said. “I was really excited about the invitation and will be going and be happy to be going. In that respect, I get it. I understand our players and their decisions, and I respect it. They’re allowed to make their own decisions. It’s important that we support them in whatever decision that they make.”last_img read more