31 Dec

South Dakota regulators approve state’s first utility-scale solar project

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享KELO:South Dakota’s first commercial project for producing electricity from the sun’s rays came up for a decision Monday. The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission approved state-level permitting for its construction and operation. The vote was 3-0.Lookout Solar Park would be on 810 acres of federal trust land allotted to Lois Wilson Rapp in Oglala Lakota County, in the northwest corner of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The owner of the project is a German corporation, Wircon GmbH.Commissioner Chris Nelson said the project has “a lot of unique components” including that the lines would run underground to preserve the view.Oglala Sioux Tribal President Julian Bear Runner backs the project, as did previous tribal administrations.The developer plans to invest $100 million in the panels and $15 million in the connection system. The plan calls for 500,000 solar panels at the site about 22 miles east of Buffalo Gap. They would connect to a Western Area Power Administration transmission network in Custer County. The 11 miles of underground cable would include drilling beneath the Cheyenne River and the Angostura canal.The 110-megawatt facility is expected by commission staff to start operating in the second quarter of 2021.[Bob Mercer]More: State regulators OK South Dakota’s first commercial solar-power project South Dakota regulators approve state’s first utility-scale solar projectlast_img read more

30 Aug

79 parties disclose interest in Dutch KSA licenses

first_imgShare TOTO offers ‘sleeve support’ for distressed Eredivisie clubs  July 29, 2020 KSA issues ‘conduct warning’ following covid marketing breaches July 28, 2020 Submit Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020 The Netherlands gambling regulatory body Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has issued an ‘intermediate update’, detailing that ‘79 interested parties’ have approached its organisation detailing interest in securing KSA online gambling licenses.KSA opened its operator registration process on 5 June, as the regulator published its new long-term strategy towards establishing its long-awaited Remote Gambling Act.Led by new Chairman Rene Jansen, the KSA maintains its target that a new gambling act will be officially sanctioned by Summer 2020, leading to the new Dutch gambling market being opened by 1 January 2021.The Dutch regulator has granted betting incumbents until 21 June, to indicate their ‘potential interest’ in applying for licenses, by filling a ‘KOA license form’.The Ministry of Justice and Security is currently developing new legislation into “lower regulations” – Once reviewed, the KSA will draw up its ‘definitive permit conditions’, allowing operators to officially apply for operators.In KSA’s June update, Chairman Rene Jansen disclosed that the governing body was doing ‘everything in its power to get the job done’, warning the government that the licensing process may require additional human resources to meet demands.last_img read more

26 Aug

NFL mock mock draft 2019: Raiders land Kyler Murray; Bengals, Packers, Colts get QBs, too

first_imgMORE NFL DRAFT:Big board of top 100 players in draftNFL mock mock draft 20191. Oakland Raiders (trade with Cardinals)Kyler Murray, QB, OklahomaThe Raiders and general manager Mike Mayock use two of their three first-rounders to move up to No. 1 and get Murray for coach Jon Gruden. Murray is a Gruden grinder, and I tell you what, Mike, he will love having this guy in his Gruden QB camp as an all-around exciting upgrade from that Derek Carr guy.2. Miami Dolphins (trade with 49ers)Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio StateThe Dolphins need a Bosa to rush the passer in Brian Flores’ defense … and to match their organizational draft history after taking Nick’s father John in the first round 32 years ago, then Nick’s uncle Erik Kumerow in the first round 31 years ago. Miami gets its splash play in its rebuild in the Fort Lauderdale product, hoping this Bosa or Kumerow doesn’t bust, too.3. Cincinnati Bengals (trade with Jets)Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio StateBengals fans will be ever forgiving of all the draft mistakes the team has made in the past when it decides to go aggressively out of character to finally upgrade from Andy Dalton. New coach Zac Taylor’s hand-picked passer gets them back to the division QB marquee with Baker Mayfield, Ben Roethlisberger and Lamar Jackson.4. Arizona Cardinals (trade with Raiders)Drew Lock, QB, MissouriUpon further review, the Cardinals, after dealing Josh Rosen for a non first-rounder, think Murray is indeed not big and tall enough to be an NFL quarterback. They instead secure Lock, a 6-4, 228 pounder, while also getting an extra first-rounder from the Raiders. Lock reportedly has typical QB size and can also throw the ball effectively to receivers at times.5. Tampa Bay BuccaneersDaniel Jones, QB, Duke​​Jameis Winston is big and tall and has gotten slimmer, but even with his great connection with Bruce Arians, the Bucs shock everyone by taking a taller, slimmer and more mobile version of Winston to help them replace Ryan Fitzpatrick as their new toggled part-time starter.NFL DRAFT: All-time greatest draft steals6. New York GiantsJosh Jacobs, RB, AlabamaThe Giants want to be all about the running game, and after passing on quarterbacks for Saquon Barkley last season, they do it again for Jacobs. They want to become an 80 percent rushing team with Barkley and Jacobs taking turns powering behind their “hogmollies.”7. New Orleans Saints (trade with Jaguars)Devin White, ILB, LSUYou can guar-an-tee the Saints will benefit from getting themselves into the first round, and choosing White over Devin Bush (despite the last name) would laissez les bon temps rouler in their defense as they replace Manti Te’o with someone who can actually run and cover a lot of ground.8. Cleveland Browns (trade with Lions)Clelin Ferrell, DE, ClemsonThe Browns being without a first-round pick, let alone a top-10 overall pick, just doesn’t seem right. To set the universe right again, GM John Dorsey makes a steal of a deal with Detroit to get Clelin to Cleveland to put the Browns’ defense over the top and continue to rock their offseason.9. Buffalo BillsJosh Allen, DE/OLB, KentuckyShould this Josh Allen drop to the Bills just like the other Josh Allen dropped to the Bills, they shouldn’t hesitate to draft this Josh Allen, even though it would cause confusion with the other Josh Allen, despite this Josh Allen being a big, explosively athletic pass-rusher and the other Josh Allen being a big, explosively athletic passer.10. Denver BroncosGarrett Bradbury, C, N.C. StateThe Broncos tap into the Wolfpack for a second consecutive first-rounder to make up for what’s looking like a Garret Bolles bust from two drafts ago. This Garrett B fits them better to a T to help replace Matt Paradis.NFL DRAFT: Best first-round picks since 200011. Kansas City Chiefs (trade with Jets)T.J. Hockenson, TE, IowaThe Chiefs still have Travis Kelce, but they jump into the spot originally occupied by the Bengals to make sure they block the Patriots from getting Hockenson. It’s also to give Patrick Mahomes help with another dominant athlete, of course.12. Green Bay PackersGreedy Williams, CB, LSUThe Packers always take cornerbacks early to round out their nickel, dime, quarter and dollar packages. Williams is the one with the nickname, but Green Bay is the only that’s truly greedy for the position.13. San Francisco 49ers (trade with Dolphins)Ed Oliver, DT, HoustonThe 49ers always take defensive linemen to put somewhere we don’t expect on their defensive line. Oliver is the perfect player to join DeForest Buckner and Solomon Thomas because we have no idea how San Francisco will use him as an end-tackle/tackle-end.14. Atlanta FalconsQuinnen Williams, DT, AlabamaWith Falcons coach Dan Quinn taking over their defensive play-calling, he will be ecstatic when Williams falls to them, because you can’t spell Quinnen without Quinn, and he also is ridiculously good at getting after the quarterback.15. Washington RedskinsBrett Rypien, QB, Boise StateThe Redskins are sitting on Case Keenum and Colt McCoy as their Alex Smith contingency plans, which means they have no Alex Smith contingency plans, for now or the future. But they remember they have not won a Super Bowl since Mark Rypien was their quarterback and realize Brett is Mark’s nephew. Hail to the Rypien.NFL DRAFT: Biggest busts in draft history16. Carolina PanthersDeebo Samuel, WR, South CarolinaThe Panthers like smaller guys who can run fast, and they add to their track team behind Christian McCaffrey. Deebo might not be D.J. Moore, and Samuel might not be Curtis Samuel, but he is Deebo Samuel, a dynamic playmaker from the Panthers’ new home state.17. New York Giants (from Browns)​Ryquell Armstead, FB, Temple​Gettleman can’t resist adding Thunder to Lightning and Lightning, as Armstead, with the same name of former Giants linebacker Jessie, is either the Brandon Jacobs or the Ron Dayne of this draft. While Saquon is prime Tiki and Josh Jacobs is more Tiki too than Brandon Jacobs, Armstead rounds out the Giants’ soon-to-be-old-school rushing offense. Also per Gettleman, he is another good, tough kid from Jersey.18. Minnesota VikingsEaston Stick, QB, North Dakota StateKirk Cousins turns 31 before the season and has only two years left on his deal, so the Vikings decide to get in on the quarterback run. Minnesota gets a Carson Wentz of its own who also can double to serve as an expensive piece of equipment for the NHL’s Wild.19. Tennessee TitansBunchy Stallings, C, KentuckyTennessee may all about Jack Daniel’s, but the Titans tap into bourbon country for a player who will get a Nashville record deal on the strength of his name alone. The blocking for Marcus Mariota inside as a successor to 2020 free agent Ben Jones is just gravy.20. Pittsburgh SteelersT.J. Edwards, ILB, WisconsinThe Steelers love T.J. Watt so much, they go back to the Wisky well for defensive help inside, because why would they ever take offense in the first round, even after losing a top-five all-time wide receiver? Twenty years after the Troy Edwards pick, they know going Edwards is still better than going offense.NFL DRAFT: Each team’s worst ever regret21. Seattle SeahawksDarrell Henderson, RB, MemphisThe Seahawks were able to snag 2017 FBS rushing leader Rashaad Penny here last year, but because Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor is not in this draft, they settle for the guy who finished second in 2018. Henderson is fast and explosive, two elements that are consistently missing from Brian Schottenheimer’s often-boring offense.22. Baltimore RavensIrv Smith Jr., TE, AlabamaFormer Crimson Tide player? Check. The kind of player of which former general manager and Hall of Fame tight end Ozzie Newsome would approve? Check. It doesn’t even matter that the Ravens picked two tight ends in the same draft three times in the past nine years, including in 2018.23. Houston TexansJawaan Taylor, OT, FloridaThe Texans actually don’t ignore a quality offensive lineman to improve a situation that continues to lack quality offensive linemen and gets Deshaun Watson beat up like David Carr.24. Arizona Cardinals (trade with Raiders, from Bears)N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona StateThere are questions about Harry (6-2, 228 pounds) not being small enough to play wide receiver, but the Cardinals overlook all of that for a big dude who plays in their backyard. He will not dwarf Lock the way he would Murray.25. Philadelphia EaglesBryce Love, RB, StanfordThe Phillies signed Bryce Harper, and Philadelphia is the City of Brotherly Love. Just like they traded for Jordan Howard in honor of former Phillies Ricky Jordan and Ryan Howard, they add this Bryce to join Bryce in Philly and this Love to join Howard in the backfield.NFL DRAFT: Ranking first-round QBs since 200026. Indianapolis ColtsGardner Minshew, QB, Washington StateAndrew Luck is back to being a top durable passer with great facial hair from the Pac-12, but coach Frank Reich needs to plant the seeds for a developmental backup who gives off the same helpful hipster vibe.27. Oakland RaidersMarquise Brown, WR, OklahomaAntonio Brown has already been a wild ride for the Raiders before even playing for a down for them, so they go after his Hollywood-nicknamed cousin to add more marquee to the offense in front of the glitzy Las Vegas move that seems like it will never happen.28. Los Angeles ChargersRyan Finley, QB, N.C. StateThe last time the Chargers got a Wolfpack QB on draft day 15 years ago, he was Philip Rivers. Now they find Rivers’ successor by tapping into the prospect who played so well in college that part of the stadium was already named after him.29. New York Jets (trade with Chiefs)Benny Snell, RB, Kentucky​Le’Veon Bell does not love this pick after signing a deal to be the new main man in the Jets’ ground attack, but it will be cool for New York to have a real-life Benny and the Jets. The name Snell is also an easy sell with its Super Bowl 3 smell.30. Green Bay Packers (from Saints)Will Grier, QB, West VirginiaBrett Favre was only 35 when Green Bay used a late first-round pick on Aaron Rodgers, who turned 35 in December. Here is the chance for Green Bay to get a head start on his successor. Grier also is a cerebral passer who wore blue and gold in college and has a supposedly famous brother or two.31. Chicago Bears (trade with Rams)Michael Jordan, G, Ohio StateThe Bears can’t sit idle and not get the first crack at Jordan, whose namesake guard did bring six championships to Chicago in the 1990s but also lost a slam dunk contest when its NFL team last won a Super Bowl in 1985.32. New England PatriotsAndy Isabella, WR, MassachusettsHe is a wicked smart and super-fast wide receiver who played down the street in Amherst and has backing from Patriots legend Randy Moss. The fact that Isabella is undersized, Caucasian and can play in the slot has absolutely nothing to do with this pick. The first day of April has arrived, which means one thing: We officially have reached 2019 NFL Draft month. In just 24 days, mock drafts will become real, but there is still time to mock mock with big changes.Our initial April edition has many of those, much different from when we opened March. This time, to celebrate the beginning of a new month of mocks, we’re including trades, starting with the Raiders acting more like the Raiders. (Did we mention it’s the first day of April?) —Editor’s note: This mock mock draft was originally published April 1, so, yeah … April Fools. But you should have already realized the mocking nature of this mock draft.You can find our latest real mock draft for 2019 here.last_img read more

14 Aug

“Warm Bodies” to play at Regent Theater this weekend

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater: “Warm Bodies” Movie Synopsis:A funny new twist on a classic love story, WARM BODIES is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human – setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world. (c) SummitRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 78%. Audience review: 80% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:March 8 — Identity Theft.March 15 — Safe Haven.March 22 — Escape from Planet Earth. (Movie trailer is below) Rated: PG-13. Length: 1 hour 37 minutes. When: Friday, 7 p.m., Saturday, 7 p.m., Sunday, 7 p.m.last_img read more