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  • How hot is it?

    first_imgAlbany: June 26, 1998 (103 degrees).Alma: July 20, 2000 (104).Athens: July 31, 1999 (103).Atlanta: July 17, 1980 (105 – record high for Atlanta).Augusta: Aug. 4, 2006 (103).Blairsville: Has never recorded a temperature greater than 100.Columbus: Aug. 18, 2000 (104).Rome: Aug. 22, 1983(103).Savannah: July 20, 2000 (104). Updated weather information is at www.georgiaweather.net. This University of Georgia network has 71 automated weather stations statewide.(David Emory Stooksbury is the state climatologist and a professor of engineering and atmospheric sciences in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) Below are runs of three or more 100-degree days in a row since 1950:Albany (last 100 degree day before 2007: July 16, 2006)::Aug. 1-3, 1999June 28 – July 2, 1998June 22-26, 1998June 21-23, 1990July 31 – Aug. 3, 1986July 20-22, 1986July 13-16, 1986June 5-7, 1985July 25-27, 1983July 23-25, 1981July 15-18, 1981June 16-24, 1981Aug. 21-23, 1980Aug. 6-10, 1980July 9-15, 1980July 4-6, 1979June 13-15, 1963May 26-28, 1962May 20-22, 1962September 10-12, 1954July 16-18, 1951June 26-28, 1950Alma (last 100 degree day before 2007: Aug. 6, 2006):June 22-25, 1998Aug. 25-31, 1995Aug. 16-20, 1995July 30-Aug. 2, 1986June 2-6, 1985July 14-17, 1981July 11-13, 1980Aug. 6-8, 1963June 26-28, 1954July 23-25, 1952July 13-15, 1951Athens (last 100 degree day before 2007: Aug. 4, 2006):Aug. 6-9, 2007July 30 – Aug. 1, 1999July 27-29, 1993July 18-22, 1993July 18-21, 1986June 4-6, 1985Aug. 19-24, 1983July 21-24, 1983Aug. 6-9, 1980July 1-3, 1970June 20-22, 1964July 1-3, 1954July 27-29, 1952June 26-28, 1952Atlanta (last 100 degree day before 2007: Aug. 18, 2000):July 27-29, 1993July 19-21, 1986Aug. 6-9, 1980July 11-13, 1980July 22-24, 1952Augusta (last 100 degree day before 2007: Aug. 4, 2006):Aug. 5-9, 2007Aug. 10-14, 1999July 30 – Aug. 1, 1999June 27-30, 1998July 28-30, 1993July 19-21, 1993July 9-11, 1993July 3-6, 1993June 8-11, 1993July 5-11, 1990June 29 – July 1, 1990July 22-24, 1987July 18-21, 1986July 8-11, 1986June 1-6, 1985Aug. 19-23, 1983Aug. 5-8, 1980July 11-13, 1980June 27-29, 1978July 20-22, 1977July 7-12, 1977Aug. 21-24, 1968July 31 – Aug. 3, 1953July 28-30, 1952July 20-24, 1952June 24-28, 1952July 12-14, 1951June 24-27, 1950Blairsville (last 100 degree day before 2007: June 29, 1936) Blairsville has only reached 100 degrees three times since temperature records started in 1931:July 23, 1934July 25, 1934June 29, 1936Columbus (last 100 degree day before 2007: July 16, 2006):Aug. 16-19, 2000July 30 – Aug. 2, 1999Aug. 14-18, 1995July 20-22, 1993July 30 – Aug. 2, 1986July 19-21, 1986June 4-6, 1985Aug. 20-24, 1983July 10-14, 1980July 13-16, 1977July 6-8, 1977July 23-25, 1952Macon (last 100 degree day before 2007: Aug. 4, 2006):Aug. 7-9, 2007July 18-21, 2006June 21-23, 2006July 17-19, 2002Aug. 11-14, 1999July 31 – Aug. 2, 1999June 28-30, 1998July 26-29, 1993July 16-21, 1993July 6-10, 1990June 30-July 2, 1990June 19-21, 1990July 28 – Aug. 2, 1986July 18-21, 1986July 8-13, 1986June 2-6, 1985Aug. 19-24, 1983July 22-25, 1983July 14-17, 1981Aug. 20-22, 1980Aug. 5-9, 1980July 9-13, 1980June 27-30, 1978July 12-14, 1977July 6-8, 1977June 27-29, 1977June 12-14, 1977July 1-3, 1970Aug. 21-24, 1968July 12-14, 1966June 27-30, 1959Aug. 11-13, 1954June 30 – July 3, 1954June 25-28, 1954July 28-30, 1952July 23-25, 1952July 19-21, 1952June 24-28, 1952July 14-16, 1951July 24-27, 1950Rome (last 100 degree day before 2007: Aug. 11, 2006):July 28-30, 1993July 6-9, 1977Aug. 31-Sept 2, 1957Aug. 1-3, 1957Aug. 9-12, 1956July 28-30, 1955September 3-7, 1954Aug. 14-18, 1954July 13-16, 1954July 4-8, 1954June 30-July 2, 1954June 26-28, 1954July 27-29, 1952July 22-25, 1954Savannah (last 100 degree day before 2007: July 15, 2006):June 28-30, 1998July 16-18, 1993July 10-12, 1993July 18-21, 1986July 8-12, 1986June 1-4, 1985July 17-19, 1983July 13-16, 1981June 21-23, 1981June 15-18, 1981July 10-13, 1980July 7-9, 1977Aug. 4-6, 1954July 23-25, 1952June 24-27, 1952center_img By David Emory StooksburyUniversity of GeorgiaThe impact of hot weather on human and animal health is cumulative and increases with the number of days without relief. Researchers have found a large increase in people and animals suffering major heat-related health problems beginning on the third day of a heat wave.Just as important, and sometimes more important, is how much cooling occurs at night. If the heat index at night doesn’t fall below 74 degrees, people and animals have a hard time recovering from the daytime heating. Without adequate recovery time in a cool environment, heat-related health problems increase.The heat-related health problems are a concern especially for the elderly, those with underlying health problems and those on medications that interfere with the body’s ability to cool.Because of the dire consequences of heat-related medical problems, be sure you check or friends and relatives during the current heat wave.Since the impact of heat is cumulative, check a number of times over the next several days. Even when the high temperatures fall back into the middle 90s, checking on family and friends is still in order.Animals that can’t get to well-ventilated shade and don’t have a ready supply of cool, fresh, drinking water are also at risk. A doghouse in an open pen doesn’t supply well-ventilated shade.Many locations in Georgia are approaching 103 degrees this week. Here are the last times these Georgia places reached 103 degrees or higher prior to 2007:last_img read more

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  • HUD to provide permanent housing to homeless veterans in Vermont

    first_imgUS Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced today that HUD will provide $58,568 to the Vermont State Housing Authority to provide permanent housing for 10 homeless veterans in the state. The funding is provided through The Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH), a coordinated effort by HUD, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and local housing authorities to provide permanent supportive housing for veterans experiencing homelessness.‘Our veterans deserve something better than a life on the streets,’ said Richard A. Walega, HUD New England Regional Administrator. ‘President Obama has given us very clear marching orders that, as a nation, we must end the curse of homelessness especially for those who answered their country’s call to serve.’This funding to Vermont is part of the Obama Administration’s strategy to end veteran and long-term chronic homelessness by 2015. Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness serves as a roadmap for how the federal government will work with state and local agreements to confront the root causes of homelessness, especially among former servicemen and women.Working closely with the White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Vermont State Housing Authority will target rental assistance vouchers to homeless veterans in the state.The grants announced today are part of a $75 million investment to support the needs of homeless veterans. With today’s announcement, HUD will have allocated a combined $70 million to fund 9,800 housing vouchers nationwide for 2010. The fourth and final competitive round will be announced later this year or early 2011. In addition to the rental assistance, the VA Medical Centers provide supportive services and case management to eligible homeless veterans.HUD allocates the housing vouchers to local public housing agencies, which will target them to homeless veterans based on a variety of factors, including the number of reported homeless veterans and the proximity of a local VAMC with the capacity to provide case management. Veteran Affairs case managers will also work directly with local housing agencies that are administering the HUD-VASH program to determine income eligibility and help participants find suitable housing.Veterans participating in the HUD-VASH program rent privately owned housing and generally contribute no more than 30 percent of their income toward rent. VA offers eligible homeless veterans clinical and supportive services through its medical centers across the U.S, Guam and Puerto Rico.Source: HUD. 9.28.2010HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov(link is external) and espanol.hud.gov.last_img read more

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  • New report outlines availability of forest biomass for renewable energy in the Northeast

    first_imgOn February 17th, the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies will be releasing a new report on the outlook for converting forest biomass into renewable energy in the Northeast. Forest Biomass and Bioenergy: Opportunities and Constraints in the Northeastern United States details the availability of forest resources and the applications that are the most effective at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and foreign oil dependence while promoting rural economies.Join experts for a discussion about how biomass energy can be used to help the Northeast work toward a renewable energy future. Also learn about existing pressures on forests, regions that show the potential for forest biomass energy growth, and the need to manage forests for multiple uses, including carbon sequestration and wildlife protection.The discussion will be open format. The states outlined in the report include Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.WHAT:Experts discuss new report outlining the future of forest biomass energy in the NortheastWHEN:Thursday, February 17 at 10 a.m. ESTWHO:Charles Canham , Forest Ecologist and Senior Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem StudiesThomas Buchholz , Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of VermontSteven Hamburg , Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense FundWilliam Schlesinger , President and Biogeochemist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem StudiesWHERE:Dial ( 800 ) 920- 6941The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is a private, not-for-profit environmental research and education organization in Millbrook, N.Y. For more than twenty-five years, Cary Institute scientists have been investigating the complex interactions that govern the natural world. Their objective findings lead to more effective policy decisions and increased environmental literacy. Focal areas include air and water pollution, climate change, invasive species, and the ecological dimensions of infectious disease. Learn more at www.caryinstitute.org(link is external).SOURCE Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies MILLBROOK, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

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  • IEEFA Welcomes Gerard Wynn as Energy Finance Consultant in Europe

    first_imgIEEFA Welcomes Gerard Wynn as Energy Finance Consultant in Europe FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Gerard Wynn, a 10-year veteran of energy and economics reporting at Thomson Reuters, has joined the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) as a U.K.-based energy finance consultant.  Wynn will focus on analyzing key decisions by electric utilities in Europe and on the economics of several proposed and existing coal-fired power plants. “Financial markets and investment decisions made in Europe resound around the globe, as do choices European utilities can make to accelerate the energy transition away from fossil fuels,” said Sandy Buchanan, IEEFA’s executive director.  “We know IEEFA’s work in this area will benefit greatly from Gerard’s extensive knowledge about energy economics and top-notch investigative skills.”  Wynn has authored numerous research papers on the energy industry, including on solar power development in Great Britain and coal-fired generation in China and India. He publishes the Energy and Carbon blog.  Wynn has a PhD in environmental economics from the University of Aberdeen, a master’s in agricultural economics from Imperial College at Wye, and a bachelor’s from the University of Cambridge.last_img read more

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  • AP Solar announces second major solar project in Texas

    first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Power Technology:Solar Plus Development (SPDI), Avondale Solar (Avondale) and J-Power USA have signed an agreement to jointly develop the 400MW AC Charger Solar photovoltaic project.The companies have developed the Charger Solar project in Refugio County, Texas, through their equally owned joint venture company AP Solar.The companies expect to start construction on the solar facility in the second half of next year. They then expect it to come online in 2023.In March this year, SDPI, Avondale and J-Power USA agreed to use AP Solar to jointly develop a 350MW AC solar PV project in Wharton County, Texas, called Red-Tailed Hawk Solar.The project is expected to break ground in the second half of this year and is slated to enter operational phase by 2022.AP Solar Holdings CEO Trevor Nash said: “We are very pleased to be working with J-Power USA on the development of Charger Solar, in addition to the previously announced Red-Tailed Hawk Solar, and, based on the market dynamics and data that we are seeing, Charger Solar will be optimally located to deliver power to both the South and Houston Zones of the local grid.”More: SDPI, Avondale and J-Power to develop Charger Solar project in U.S. AP Solar announces second major solar project in Texaslast_img read more

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  • Johnson City resident honored by Red Cross after hundreds of blood donations

    first_imgIf you’re interested in donating blood, you can find local donation locations here. Even after he’s met his 1,000 unit goal, he plans to up that goal to 1,500. Nearly 400 trips adds up to more than 600 units of blood donated, potentially saving hundreds of lives. However, Greene says he’s not done yet. He says 400 more units of donated blood will take him about six years to complete. He says every trip is worth it. “I have a goal of 1,000 donations, so I’ve got some time to go,” said Greene. Greene started donating when he was 18 years old after a friend during that time was battling cancer. One trip to the Red Cross turned into a lifetime journey for Greene, donating both whole blood and platelets regularly. “I would recommend everyone try it. There are so many ways you can donate, and it’s incredibly important, the need is really great,” said Greene. (WBNG) — The Red Cross of Western New York is honoring Johnson City resident John Greene with the Blood Donor Award. The award is given to a citizen that has saved countless lives with the amount of blood donated. “I’ve actually made about 400 trips to the blood bank over the years,” said Greene. last_img read more

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  • Pilgrim pipeline a disaster in waiting

    first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Storage of oil tankers in the Adirondacks is being fought. Global’s heating facility has been rejected by the state Court of Appeals. Now for the main event: Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings’ application for a 150-mile tar sand crude oil pipeline. It will follow the right-of-way on the state Thruway from Albany south.The process has taken years at a rate of speed resembling a sloth. But that’s good. Scores of oil-industry lawyers are waiting to pounce on a misguided rush to judgment. Dot all the “i’s,” and cross the “t’s.”The state Department of Environmental Conservation must protect the Catskill and Delaware aqueducts. They supply water to metropolitan New York. The pipeline will be buried on top of them. Pilgrim’s right to free trade must be weighed against the possible effects a spill would have on the city. Millions could be put at risk. The aqueduct would have to be replaced, and the economy would be hit hard.A cracked weld, an earthquake, human error regulating pressure in the line — all could cause a disaster. No matter how remote the possibility, these risks outweigh Pilgrim’s right for profits. Reject the permit. Like the destructive impact of a meteor, it only takes once.George HebertCohoesMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Cuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccinelast_img read more

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  • Retail Chester draws the punters

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  • COVID-19: Indonesian embassies ramp up efforts to help citizens abroad

    first_imgIndonesians diplomatic missions are ramping up efforts to help citizens abroad who are facing hardship amid the stringent measures imposed by many countries in the battle against COVID-19.For the last few days several embassies have been actively delivering aid to isolated citizens or those whose livelihoods have been disrupted as a result of the policies of the countries they live in.In Australia, for instance, the Indonesian Consulate General in Sydney has delivered aid packages to 210 Indonesians with Work and Holiday Visas (WHV) who have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. As of Tuesday, the embassy had delivered 860 packages of aid to the affected Indonesian citizens.“Aside from food supplies, they [Indonesians] also asked for aid to cover their residential costs and one-way tickets to return to Indonesia as companies in Kuwait are also facing hardships amid this crisis,” the statement said.Read also: COVID-19: Indonesian mission in Turkey offers virtual assistance to diasporaIn Egypt, the Indonesian Embassy in Cairo is monitoring more than 7,500 Indonesian students, of whom more than 1,400 have notified the embassy that they need assistance amid the pandemic.COVID-19 has forced the students to halt their part-time jobs. In addition, many of the students’ families in Indonesia also faced financial struggles that made providing financial support for the students a challenge.The embassy has, so far, delivered 210 packages of staple foods to the students.“The next phase is to begin soon,” said Indonesian Ambassador to Egypt Helmy Fauzy in a press release on Monday, adding that the embassy would also provide personal protective equipment for them.In Malaysia, Indonesians who lived in red zones such as in Selangor, for instance, had also received a total of 600 packages of aid on Monday.The Malaysian government has been isolating seven villages in Hulu Langat – a district 30 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur, where 500 Indonesian nationals live – since March 30 after 71 cases of COVID-19 were found in the area.”The team [from the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur] managed to enter the red zone of Hulu Langat in Selangor after trying for the last three weeks [to get through],” said Soeharyo Tri Sasongko, the embassy’s first secretary in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday as quoted by antaranews.com.Soeharyo said the convoy carrying the supplies had to face at least seven checkpoints and roadblocks before it finally arrived at the location. The supplies were then transferred to Malaysian authorities’ vehicles as they only allowed people wearing hazmat suits to enter the area.Topics : The packages consisted of staple foods such as rice, cooking oil, eggs, sugar, milk, instant noodles and hand sanitizer – all of which are now scarce in Australia. They were delivered to three states – New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia – Indonesian Consul General in Sydney Heru Subolo said in a statement on Thursday.Heru explained that the aid aimed to help Indonesians who were affected by the physical distancing policy. He also suggested they arrange for their return to Indonesia if they thought it was too difficult to maintain their livelihoods over the next six months.The Indonesian Embassy in Kuwait City, the capital of Kuwait, said on Wednesday that it had been receiving reports from Indonesian citizens starting to face difficulties. The embassy received about 240 reports on April 2, but the number rose to 1,700 on Tuesday.The embassy said in a statement on Wednesday that most Indonesian citizens were concentrated in Sharq, Jahra, Fahaheel, Abu Halifa and Kuwait City, as well as Jleeb and Mahboulla – the two areas that are currently under regional lockdown as authorities in Kuwait have found a significant increase in confirmed cases there.last_img read more

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  • Formula One adds four races to 2020 calendar, but China cut

    first_imgFour Grand Prix races, in Turkey, Bahrain (two) and Abu Dhabi, have been added to the 2020 Formula One calendar, but the postponed Chinese GP has been cancelled, F1 organizers announced Tuesday.The addition of the four races and cutting of the Chinese Grand Prix brings the race total to 17 for the season.”We can confirm that Turkey, Bahrain [hosting two races], and Abu Dhabi will be part of the revised season and want to express our thanks to the hard work of all our promoters and partners in making this 17-race season possible,” organizers said in a statement. Topics : “While we want to see as many fans as possible return as soon as it is safe to do so, our priority remains the safety of the Formula 1 community and the communities we visit, and we review fan access on this basis.”Due to the ongoing fluidity of the COVID-19 pandemic we continue to maintain close dialogue with all promoters and local authorities to ensure we operate in the safest way possible and monitor each national situation closely – including travel restrictions and local health procedures.”Chase Carey, chairman and CEO of Formula 1, said this year had “presented Formula 1 and the world with an unprecedented challenge”.”While we are all disappointed that we have not been able to return to some of our planned races this year we are confident our season has started well and will continue to deliver plenty of excitement with traditional, as well as new, races that will entertain all our fans.”center_img Formula One returns to Turkey for the first time since 2011, with the Turkish Grand Prix to be run at Istanbul Park on November 15.That is followed by a back-to-back double header in Bahrain, with the Bahrain Grand Prix on November 26 and the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 6.The season-concluding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will take place at the Yas Marina Circuit on December 13.Formula One organizers added that “a number of races in the revised 2020 season will be open to a limited number of fans, including hospitality, and we are working with each promoter to finalize the details”.last_img read more

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