WNY Region Officially Moves To Phase Two Of Reopening

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Please open nail salons & massage. Owners are suffering WNY News Now Stock Graphic.MAYVILLE – During his press conference Tuesday, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the Western New York Region has entered phase two of reopening. The Western New York Region includes Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara Counties.“I am excited that we have entered Phase 2 of Reopening,” said PJ Wendel, Chautauqua County Executive. “This gives small businesses the opportunities they need to get back on their feet. I urge everyone to support our local businesses as together we are CHQ Strong.”In addition to the previously designated businesses, phase two allows the following businesses to reopen: All office-based jobs (professional services, administrative support, and information technology);Retail (in-store shopping; and rental, repair and cleaning);Real estate services (building and property management; and leasing, rental and sales services);Barbershops and hair salons (limited to hair services only with no massages, hair removal, facial and nail services), andMotor vehicle leasing, rental and sales.Before Phase two businesses reopen, they must complete New York State’s guidance documents available at forward.ny.gov. guidance includes summary guidelines for employers and employees; detailed guidelines, which contain a business affirmation component; and a business safety plan template, which must be completed and posted at the premises.Local businesses with questions about the guidance and reopening are asked to contact the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) at (716) 661-8900.Meanwhile, the Chautauqua County Health Department announced one new case of COVID-19 Tuesday.Officials say the case involves a man in his 80s. There are now 15 active cases, down three from Monday. So far 69 people have recovered from COVID-19, with 88 cases total in Chautauqua County.last_img read more

Fall Firewood.

first_imgLong-ago memories of a country fall in north Georgia pervade my thoughts about this time of year. The cool nights and crisp morning air take me back many years to Saturday afternoons.Back then, my dad and I would split firewood behind the barn while we listened to Larry Munson describe each play on the radio during Georgia Bulldog football games.Dad was a University of Georgia graduate back in 1932. He was a true Bulldog fan, so we had to listen to all the Bulldog games on the radio. Now mind you, we had a television, but not out at the barn.Munson MemoriesDuring those play by play commentaries on the radio, we would stop and listen to Munson describe the plays. It was easy to picture them in our minds. I can’t tell you who played for Georgia at the time, but Vince Dooley was the coach.Dad and I could get quite a bit of wood split during commercials, timeouts and halftime. We weren’t fortunate to have a gas-powered wood splitter. I don’t even know if they made them back them.We used a wedge, a sledge hammer and a tool my Dad called a “go-devil.” The go-devil was simply a splitting maul. It had a wedge on one side, a hammer on the other and a long handle.Even though Dad was in his 70s and blind in one eye from a car wreck around 1936, he would take the go-devil, and with a powerful swing, bury the wedge deep in the center of the short length of log we were splitting.Science of SplittingIf the log was straight-grained, like pine, oak or hickory, it would usually split into equal halves. If it had knots in it, splitting the log was a bit more difficult. And if it was wood with an interlocking grain, like sweet gum and elm, it was darn near impossible to split.We had a lot of sweet gum and elm.If Dad didn’t split the wood with the go-devil (sometimes it would just bounce out), he would leave the go-devil stuck in the log section and hold the handle steady, and I would use the sledge hammer to pound the hammer side of the go-devil completely through the log. Eventually, it would split.Sometimes we just gave up on the sweet gum and elm.We stacked the split wood under the barn so it could dry. It takes at least six to nine months for it to dry (then it’s called seasoned wood).Seasoned WoodIf it’s not seasoned, I can’t burn wood in the wood heater I have now. So I have to plan for the winter well in advance if I want to use my wood heater.Green wood will burn, but seasoned wood will have more heat value. That’s because heat is lost as the moisture in the wood changes to steam, which then escapes and allows the wood to burn. Green or wet wood sizzles, fizzles and spits as it burns.Green wood will often split more easily than dry wood. Red oak and locust split easier dry than green. On the other hand, white oak, ash and maple split easier green than dry.Splitting wood is a skill I learned from my dad. It was good exercise, a diversion for us at times. And it created some memories of my dad and football on Saturday afternoons, memories that seem to come back every fall. The old woodpile warms a body with the cutting, the splitting, the stacking, the burning and the memories returning year after year. Photo: Mike Isbelllast_img read more

On the Blogs: New York Grid Update Widens Market for Renewables

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Katherine Tweed for Greentech Media:New York has an ambitious goal of getting 50 percent of its electricity from renewable resources by 2030. To get there, the state will need to expand grid infrastructure to deliver renewable power from rural areas to load centers.But the state won’t always have to build new infrastructure — it can do more with what it has.The New York Power Authority and New York State Electric & Gas have just finished the first project that shows what is possible using existing infrastructure.NYPA completed a $120 million transmission upgrade, called the Marcy South Series Compensation Project, that will move up to 440 megawatts of additional capacity from upstate, where there are abundant wind and hydro resources, to downstate cities.“Marcy South is a prime example of how we can do more with existing assets,” Richard Kauffman, chair of energy and finance for New York, said in a statement.Instead of building new transmission, NYPA and NYSEG collaborated to connect portions of their grids with ABB capacitor banks installed in the middle of the state. The project is a part of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s energy highway initiative that was established in 2012. The initiative calls for nearly $6 billion to modernize New York’s transmission system in order to enable more clean energy development.“This is a traditional transmission upgrade that utilities are turning to more and more, when additional capacity is needed or when power needs to travel further to get to load centers,” said Ben Kellison, director of grid research at GTM Research.New York Links Power Lines to Bring Renewables From Upstate to Downstate On the Blogs: New York Grid Update Widens Market for Renewableslast_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

Nissan LEAF Rapidgate No Longer A Problem

first_img Check Out Part 1 Of Bjorn’s #Rapidgate 2018 Nissan LEAF Livestream Bjørn Nyland (Teslabjørn) and Lemon-Tea Leaf, among others, tested the Nissan LEAF extensively to prove that the issue was real. However, more recently, people have been reporting that the charging speed issue may not be so bad in newer vehicles.YouTuber Electric Swede set out to find out whether the new reports are true. He tested a LEAF that was just built in November 2018. His findings make it clear that Nissan has changed charging speed limits when the battery is hot.Check out the short video above and let us know your experiences. Do you own a new LEAF? Have you experienced Rapidgate? Has anyone bought a LEAF more recently? Fill us in via the comment section below.Video Description via Electric Swede on YouTube:Nissan Leaf 2018 – Rapidgate changed? Less limitation in newer cars!I have tested rapid charging at higher temperatures in my new Nissan Leaf 40kWh. (Car manufactured nov 2018)After getting reports from other drivers that recently got delivery of new Leafs, that the speed wasn’t so bad as Teslabjorn, Lemon-Tea Leaf or Fully Charged have reported. It seems that in the newer Leafs from latest months, there is a lot different in the limits that Nissan has implemented when the battery is hot.  Nissan LEAF US Source: Electric Vehicle News 2018 Nissan LEAF: Recipe For Success Or Disaster? Bjørn Conducts Summer 2018 Nissan LEAF “Rapidgate” Testcenter_img 25 photos Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on December 26, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News It appears Nissan may have addressed the issue with 2018 Nissan LEAF charging speed limitations.Not long after the all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF arrived, reports began to surface about issues with charging speed when the battery was hot (aka Rapidgate). Essentially, if you went on a road trip and tried to fast-charge the car a few times, the charging speed was severely slowed during the second or third charging attempt.Related Nissan LEAF Content:last_img read more