Meghan Mathon Named General Manager of EnSave

first_imgMeghan Mathon Named General Manager of EnSaveEnSave Energy Performance, Inc. announces the appointment of Meghan Mathon as its new General Manager. Ms. Mathon assumed the responsibilities of retired EnSave co-founder and General Manager, Paul Ohlson.EnSave is an energy services company that works exclusively in the agricultural sector helping farmers save energy. EnSave works with public benefits corporations, electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities, and state and federal organizations to design and implement energy conservation programs for farmers across the United States.Ms. Mathon will lead EnSaves growth according to a 5-year Master Plan developed with EnSaves Board of Directors. She will build and maintain budgets and cash flow projections, oversee program development and implementation, and supervise all staff.Ms. Mathon earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont and taught middle school for five years before joining the EnSave team in the fall of 2000. During her tenure at EnSave, Ms. Mathon has mastered the accountabilities of every position held with the company including Project Administrator and Director of Special Projects.Ms. Mathon lives with her husband, Jake, and two daughters in Williston, Vermont.last_img read more

PREMIUMTransjakarta upbeat despite growing popularity of ride-hailing services

first_imgGoogle Log in with your social account Linkedin Topics : Facebook Forgot Password ? With the rising popularity of ride-hailing apps, travelling anywhere in the capital city is as easy as tapping a finger on a mobile phone. The thriving ride-hailing app business raises questions about whether it will threaten the city’s bus rapid transit (BRT) service, Transjakarta.Febe, a 24 year old office worker from West Jakarta said she chose to commute with a ride hailing app every day even though there was a Transjakarta bus stop near her office in central Jakarta.“I use a ride-hailing app to commute to work because it is fast and convenient. I’ve tried using Transjakarta buses to go to work before, but the journey took quite a long time,” she told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.Febe said it took between 30 minutes and an hour to commute to work using a ride-hailing application like Gojek or Grab, but it took between 1.5 and 2 hours if she used Tra… LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Transjakarta-lanes transjakarta public-transportation ride-hailing-application ride-hailing-service Jakarta-trafficlast_img read more

AquaTrojans Middle School Swimmers Continue Winning Ways

first_imgFor the second time this season, The AquaTrojans of SDMS took on the Bengals from Greendale MS in a dual swim meet. Same results as before. The boys won 118-58 and the girls won 129-49.Individual winners include:  Grace Crane-200 Free, 100 Free; Jackson Ketcham-200 Free, 100 Free; Ray Krider-200 IM, 100 FlyMackenzie Schantz-50 Free, 100 Fly; Matthew Badinghaus-50 Free, 100 Breaststroke; Ally McGuire-1 meter diving; Kennidi Green-500 Freestyle; Jayme Pennington-100 Backstroke; Jacob Nixon-100 Backstroke; and Jordan Marro-100 Breaststroke.Great job AquaTrojans!!!Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img read more

Southern SportMods new on opening night at Super Nationals

first_imgBOONE, Iowa ­– The first Southern SportMod champion will be crowned at the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.A complete program for the class will be run on opening night Monday, Sept. 5 at Boone Speed­way.Purse and entry fee amounts are to be determined.“We wanted to make this announcement now so drivers can make plans to attend,” IMCA President Brett Root said. “A lot of them will be traveling from two or three states away so we hope to get sponsorship involved to bump up the purse to help cover travel expenses.”The division won’t be part of the Sept. 3 Prelude to the Super Nationals show at Boone but drivers can hotlap that evening.Their qualifying format will be similar to the one used for Sport Compacts. The main event field will take the green flag three wide and 10 deep.“The problem we have had adding Southern SportMods at Super Nationals in the past has been the day,” Root said. “After the Late Models rained out on Monday, they moved to Thurs­day and it worked out very well. They put on a great race and we had a lot of people tell us they liked having Late Models race later in the week.”Deery Brothers Summer Series Late Models return to the Thursday program at Super Nation­als, headlining a Sept. 8 program that also includes Modi­fied and Stock Car qualifying.That creates an opening in the schedule that is fitting for the Southern SportMods,” said Root. “It’s a good oppor­tunity for us to add them to the event without creating new logisti­cal problems, particularly pit parking.”Smiley’s Racing Products will give away the first Southern SportMod entry at the Jan. 31 Racelogic seminar in Mesquite, Texas.last_img read more

Flying Eagles Go for Three Points against Qatar

first_imgFlying Eagles at training session in Poland. POLAND 2019Two-time runners up Nigeria will go all out for the three points when they take to the pitch of the 15,300 –capacity Tychy Stadium against Qatar in the opening match of Group D of the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup finals this evening, according to team captain Ikouwem Udoh Utin.“It is a big match for us, as every other match in this competition. We know the importance of picking up the three points in our first match, which is why we are determined to go all out. “Taking the first three points will help us plan our approach better for the remaining matches in the group phase, and also boost our confidence,” Utin said at the team’s Vienna House Hotel in Katowice on Thursday. The team will leave their hotel in Katowice for the short drive to Tychy today.Tonight’s game kicks off at 5pm Nigeria time. The second match of Group D, between Ukraine and USA, will begin at 7.30pm Nigeria time.Coach Paul Aigbogun and his assistants have somewhat calibrated a new ensemble, leaving out half of the squad members from the Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Niger Republic in February, where the team earned the ticket to Poland, and infusing a number of exciting talent in midfield and attacking realms.While the choice for the number one shirt is between Detan Ogundare and Olawale Oremade (who was custodian in Niger), Valentine Ozornwafor and Igoh Ogbu are likely to keep their spots in central defence. Captain Ikouwem Utin would be at left back while Jamil Muhammad could be at right back.In the midfield, much attention will be on the England –based duo Nnamdi Ofoborh and Ayotomiwa Dele-Bashiru, as well as AC Perugia of Italy’s former junior international Kingsley Michael. In this sector also are home –based professionals Effiom Maxwell and Aniekeme Okon, who are rapid raiders on their day.Dele-Bashiru, of England champions Manchester City has already been tipped by world football –ruling body, FIFA, as one of the players from whom much is expected in Poland.At the fore, Nigeria has a cosmopolitan flavour with England –based Chinonso Emeka, Norway –based Jerome Adams, Czech Republic –based Tijani Muhammed, Sweden –based Henry Offia and home –based Success Makanjuola vying for available spots.Aigbogun told thenff.com yesterday that the group is aware of the pedigree of Nigeria at the FIFA U20 World Cup and cannot afford to under-perform.“We have a tough history to match. Silver medals on two occasions and bronze medals once, and a number of quarter final appearances. That’s why we must start very well, by taking the points against Qatar and then march on with confidence and self assurance.“We are flying the flag of nearly 200 million Nigerians, as well as that of the African continent. We have put a lot of work into building a squad that will make Nigeria and Africa proud.”Nigeria has a number of exciting moments at the FIFA U20 World Cup to her name.The old Soviet Union won the first edition of the FIFA U20 World Cup (then known as FIFA World Youth Championship) in Tunisia in 1977. Six years later, Tarila Okoronwanta’s first half goal condemned old Soviet Union to defeat in Monterrey, Mexico in Nigeria’s first –ever match at the competition.In 1985, Monday Odiaka scored after only 14 seconds against Canada in a group phase match, which remains a record. At the same tournament, reserve goalkeeper Christian Obi thwarted host nation Soviet Union in the penalty shoot-out of the third place match to hand the bronze medals to Nigeria.Four years later, Christopher Ohenhen’s bullet-like free kick that gave Nigeria a 2-1 win over host nation Saudi Arabia was the competition’s 500th goal. Few days later, midfielder Christopher Nwosu’s blistering run and shot in the last minute earned a 1-1 draw with old Czechoslovakia in the final group phase match and took Nigeria to the knock –out stage.In the quarter finals, the Flying Eagles came back from 0-4 down to defeat the same old Soviet Union after penalty shoot-out.In 2005, in The Netherlands, Chinedu Obasi’s television goal unsettled Argentina in the final in Utrecht, but two penalty kicks by Lionel Messi gave the South Americans victory.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Katie Swan stuns Irina-Camelia Begu to make Wimbledon second round

first_imgShare on WhatsApp Share via Email Read more Topics Wimbledon 2018 Support The Guardian … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Read more At this point Pliskova was looking the more nervous. However, in the tie-break she seized on a couple of loose shots from her rival to win it 7-2. Yet Dart refused to be disheartened as she raced away with the second 6-2.Even when she needed a 10-minute medical timeout for treatment on her hip and inner thigh it scarcely bothered her.This was by far the biggest match of Dart’s career but one would never have known it. True, in 2018 she has won a $25,000 title in Germany and reached a semi-final in a $60,000 tournament in China in May. But her prize money in 2018 comes to $37,695 – about £28,000 – which does not come to much after travel and hotel costs.Dart will surely rue missing three break points in an epic first game of the third set, which lasted 11 minutes. It proved a turning point as the Czech player relaxed, regrouped and then ran away with the set. On this evidence, however, Dart will soon be climbing the rankings. Swan has the opportunity to do so immediately against the 29th-seed Mihaela Buzarnescu in the last 64. Share on Twitter Stan Wawrinka grows in strength to blast past Grigor Dimitrov Serena Williams shakes off the rust and makes Wimbledon second round Tennis The warm whispers about Katie Swan being the next big thing in British tennis are about to get a whole lot louder judging by the 19-year-old’s startling dissection of Irina-Camelia Begu, a player ranked 165 places above her.Afterwards Swan, the world No 204, insisted she was trembling with nerves towards the end of a match she won 6-2, 6-2. If so, she masked it with the skill of a leading West End actor. Begu did not get a sniff of her fear, or a sliver of an opportunity, as she succumbed – much to the delight of a raucous Court 14 crowd. Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Swan was very nearly joined in the second round by another British player, Harriet Dart, who pushed the seventh-seed Karolina Pliskova all the way before succumbing after an intense three-set battle that raged for over two hours.On paper it looked a mismatch: Pliskova, the big-serving former world No 1, against a 21-year-old who came into the match ranked a career-best 171. But Dart was fearless and nerveless, hitting more aces and winners than her illustrious opponent before running out of steam in the third set and losing 7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-1.It would have been easy for Dart to let her head drop when she was facing double breakpoint at 4-2 down in the first set. Instead she kept on attacking and showed her mettle by holding on and then, when Pliskova got tight serving for the first set at 5-4, breaking back. Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest match reports Wimbledon Reuse this content “I was shaking because this is my favourite tournament in the world,” Swan said. “And I knew that I was close to winning. I just wanted it so much. The good thing was that I kept playing my game throughout, even when I felt those nerves.”Swan has spent much of her embryonic career on the Futures Tour, the lowest rung of the professional circuit, where she has to scrap for every dollar and ranking point. At Wimbledon players get new balls every nine games. On the Futures Tour they are lucky if they get new balls at all. Yet she was good enough to be ranked No 3 junior in the world – and on this evidence she has every chance of climbing the senior rankings, too.Against Begu, the world No 36, she displayed all the major weapons in her game, including her big serve – her opponent did not get a single break point – and waspish forehand.Those close to Swan say that her mobility and agility have improved out of sight in the past six months and it showed as she also ran down almost everything Begu threw at her.Swan is part of Andy Murray’s management and afterwards credited him with helping her find her coach, Diego Veronelli, and texting her regularly to see how she was getting on.She also expressed surprised how quickly her “dream” to win at Wimbledon had come about and revealed that she did not take the sport seriously until she came to watch the 2012 final between Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska with her father.“I was playing at that stage but it wasn’t that serious,” she said. “But experiencing that atmosphere and seeing Serena and Aga was motivational. Playing on Centre Court was then something I dreamed of doing.” Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Since you’re here…last_img read more