first_imgEditorial: Pennsylvania Should Stay the Clean-Energy Course FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享From the (Scranton) Times-Tribune:Some state legislators can’t or won’t come to grips with the reality that coal is not the fuel of the 21st century.Like all states, Pennsylvania is required to devise a Clean Power Plan in accordance with new federal regulations. The Wolf administration is doing so as federal appeals courts deal with challenges to the regulations.The federal standard calls for Pennsylvania to reduce carbon emissions from 2005 levels by 32 percent by 2030, with measurable progress by 2022. How to achieve that goal is up to the state.That inevitably means reduced use of coal to produce electricity — a movement that already is well underway and will continue because of market forces rather than regulations. Pennsylvania utilities already have shuttered a half dozen coal-burning plants while converting others to natural gas, which produces less than half as much carbon pollution as coal for comparable amounts of energy. Other coal plants are being converted to gas, and renewable fuels also are on the rise.But some legislators want to defy market forces and delay implementation of the Clean Power Plan and improved drilling regulations making gas production as environmentally sound as possible.One bill would delay the Clean Power Plan by at least a year. Another would, in effect, restart a regulatory process regarding new gas-drilling regulations that has been underway for years. A third bill would create a self-perpetuating loop under which legislators could block any regulation that they don’t like. Another bill would allow certain industrial entities to opt out of state-mandated energy-efficiency programs.Mr. Wolf should veto any legislation that slows the state’s progress toward a cleaner energy and sounder environmental future.Stop fighting clean energylast_img read more

first_imgNigeria will play hosts Kenya and Senegal in Pool A of the 2016 Africa Sevens Tournament to be held at the Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi this weekend.Last year’s runners up, Zimbabwe, will play Uganda and Mauritius in Pool B. Morocco is in Pool C with Zambia and Madagascar as Tunisia lead Pool D where they will play Namibia and Botswana.For a place in the 2015 final, Kenya had beaten Tunisia 42-12 in the semis as Zimbabwe defeated an improved Morocco 26-0 in the other semi. Away from the top four positions, Namibia needed a late try to beat Madagascar 24-17 to claim the Plate as Uganda knocked out the Black Stallions of Nigeria 27-7 for the Bowl.The Black Stallions will be looking to maintain a top 8 finish or go a step further to top 5 at the tournament.The Black Stallions will travel today via Kenya Airways to play in the two-day tournamenton Friday and Saturday in Nairobi.Africa Cup 2016 PoolsPool A: Kenya, Nigeria, SenegalPool B: Zimbabwe, Uganda, MauritiusPool C: Morocco, Zambia, MadagascarPool D: Tunisia, Namibia, Botswana‎Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Babers said he’d only seen a live hurdle like that once in his coaching career while he was in the Pac-12 Conference, but he’s never seen a quarterback do that. Back then, he said, it was an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.Friday was a Heisman-moment kind of night for Jackson. Against a Power 5 team, Jackson proved last week’s showing against Charlotte wasn’t a fluke. He was consistently the fastest player on the field and knew how to elude Syracuse (1-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) defenders.The leap over Hudson looked like most of the plays he had made prior. In all, the quarterback racked up 199 yards on 21 carries and added four touchdowns. That was just on the ground. He passed for another 411 yards and his only throwing touchdown came on the first play of the game.He helped the Cardinals (2-0, 1-0) set a school and ACC record for yards of offense in a game. Jackson became the second player in FBS history to record 400 passing yards and 150 rush yards in a game. He was one rushing yard short of becoming the first player in FBS history to run for 400 yards and pass for 200 yards in one game.Jessica Sheldon | Photo Editor“He took plays that against a lot of other running quarterbacks may go 15 yards, he took them 80,” SU linebacker Zaire Franklin said.The first sequence of the game was a signature sequence from Jackson. On the very first play, Louisville ran play action to suck the safeties in. UofL wide receiver James Quick ran a deep seam route that split safeties Kielan Whitner and Antwan Cordy. The ball dropped right in Quick’s hands before he ran the rest of the way to the end zone.On the second drive, just two minutes later, Jackson launched a 61-yard pass to receiver Jaylen Smith before scampering into the end zone untouched from 7 yards out.Finally, another two minutes later, Jackson broke out of the pocket, made Whitner miss with a little juke move and ran 72 yards for a touchdown.In three drives and fewer than five minutes, Jackson had racked up 212 of his eventual 610 yards and three of his five touchdowns.“The first play was very well protected. Lamar was perfect on his set, James (Quick) ran a great route and it was a perfect strike to put the ball in the end zone,” Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino said. “Then we came and I felt like we needed to keep going.”On a couple occasions, Jackson put throws right where they were supposed to be that his receivers dropped, but he rarely missed a throw. The only big mistake Jackson made was on a throw to a receiver who wasn’t looking. Syracuse safety Daivon Ellison jumped the route and intercepted the pass.Other than those plays, it didn’t matter whether Syracuse pressured him or let him stay in the pocket. When the Orange blitzed, Jackson scrambled for first downs. And when SU only sent a four- or three-man rush, Jackson had a clean pocket to throw out of.“The one play I remember is I saw three guys in exactly the right position and it didn’t matter,” Babers said. “What do you do to that? If you’re two yards outside the guy so he can’t outrun you and you’re two yards outside the guy and you say, ‘Why don’t you go four yards outside the guy?’ He’ll go up inside and you’ll never get a chance for him. I saw some guys exactly in the right spot and they just couldn’t make the play.”“What do you remember about that team?” Babers said later. “One guy.” Comments Published on September 10, 2016 at 3:13 am Contact Chris: | @ChrisLibonati Wwoooooooop!!!— LeadingNFL (@LeadingNFL) September 10, 2016AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img As Lamar Jackson ran toward the pylon in the end zone, Cordell Hudson approached the quarterback. Just like most of the other SU defenders on Friday night, he whiffed.Jackson was rarely there when linebackers and lineman dove in for a tackle — he had juked left, right, sometimes backward. But when Hudson dove in, Jackson jumped over him.“You better hope he makes the Hall of Fame so you have a signature picture or something,” Syracuse head coach Dino Babers said of Hudson getting hurdled. Related Stories Gallery: Syracuse football gets demolished in 62-28 loss to LouisvilleSyracuse football: Amba Etta-Tawo continues hot start to Orange career against No. 13 LouisvilleSyracuse football’s Steven Clark on Louisville injuries: ‘I’m sure some of them were fake’Syracuse football’s secondary takes hit against Louisville with injuries to Antwan Cordy and Juwan DowelsSyracuse football: Breaking down Louisville’s powerful performance with graphicslast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 “He explained what he felt the problem was and how we can all be part of the solution. I just wish we had held this meeting earlier to avoid problems.” Villaraigosa acknowledged that he had erred in not meeting with the officials sooner and said he plans to hold regular sessions with them in the future. “We agreed on a lot of issues – we are passionate about our kids,” Villaraigosa said, adding that the other officials did not support his plan to take over the district. “But there was unanimity that we need an audit and that we should play a role in determining the scope of that audit.” Although the meeting did not include leaders of all 27 cities that send children to LAUSD schools, Villaraigosa said the officials represented a majority of LAUSD students who live outside the Los Angeles city limits. All the officials said they believe the first step to any reform is an independent performance and financial audit of the LAUSD – although not necessarily performed by city Controller Laura Chick, who has been at odds with school officials over her call to conduct such a review. “I think what Controller Chick and I want is some kind of independent audit of the district, whether it is conducted by her or someone else,” Villaraigosa said. “We all feel that an audit is the only way to identify what the problems are and what issues we have to deal with.” Superintendent Roy Romer said he will invite the mayors to be briefed by him on what the district is doing now – with two separate independent audits under way to review the district’s financial operation and administrative staffing – as well as implementing recommendations from a third audit released this year. “I don’t want us to duplicate anything that is already being done and I think there is room for some input from the mayors if they feel we are falling short in what our audits are proposing,” Romer said. “I think we need to do more to build understanding and transparency with what we are doing and what we have done.” In addition, Bell Councilman George Cole said such an audit could help in developing a plan to decentralize the district to deal with the unique issues, such as the southeast cities that long have been upset with the district and its operations. “We want to be able to play a role in the education of our children,” Cole said. “We think this is a positive first step to getting toward that.” Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Reaching out to disaffected leaders of neighboring cities, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday won support for his basic call to reform the Los Angeles Unified School District, starting with an independent financial and performance audit of the school system. But the officials stopped short of endorsing his takeover bid. After a two-hour closed-door meeting at Los Angeles City Hall, even officials who had been the most critical of Villaraigosa’s efforts to take control of the district agreed that change is needed. “The mayor answered all our concerns,” said West Hollywood Councilman Jeff Prang, among the first to question Villaraigosa’s plans. Prang also pushed a resolution by officials from several cities served by the LAUSD that voiced concern over the mayor’s efforts. last_img read more