People Hear Latest Developments For Adding Wind Turbines In Southwest Indiana

first_imgIt was a packed room in Gibson County as dozens hard the latest developments on the wind power project from E.ON Climate Renewables.They’re hoping to create 50-80 windmills around the Posey-Gibson County line. One turbine would be built every 80 to 100 acres.Wind Development Manager Karsen Rumef says “things you look for when you’re prospecting for a project is infrastructure, transmission lines in the area that you can interconnect your project to, and available capacity on the lines.”They must be built 1,250 feet away from a residence and 550 feet from a property line, but many are still concerned that’s too close. Scott Fisher from Posey County says “obviously if the wind is here it’s a good resource we want to take advantage of it, but it needs to be safe and not take away property values, home values, and health and safety of the public.”Some want to make sure money for the project is invested in locally skilled labors like electricians and ironworkers to help build the project. Ryan McRoberts from Warrick County works with many people who live in Gibson County and says “there are people here that need to work, they live here, they infuse money here. We might as well let them do it than somebody somewhere else.”The biggest thing to get the ball rolling is interested landowners. They’re hoping to finalize land acquisition in the new few months, as well as creating a layout for what roads they’d be using to bring in equipment. An agreement would be made with the county to improve those routes.It may be almost two years until construction would begin.There is no set date for the next community meeting.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare MARCH 5TH, 2019 KATELYN PERRETTGIBSON COUNTY, INDIANA, POSEY COUNTYMany steps are being taken to place wind power turbines across southwest Indiana.last_img read more

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EDITORIAL: It’s all about the lyrics, people!

first_imgEven as Jamaican entertainer Buju Banton gave what has been reported as a much welcomed “Thrilling and exciting” performance in Jamaica last Saturday, it was evident this welcome wasn’t a consensus. While on Saturday night and Sunday social media trended with videos, images and positive comments related to the entertainer’s performance, there were also posts questioning why an ex-convict was being so celebrated. Critical Facebook postOne Facebook post provoking strong backlash read “I don’t get it. Can someone explain to me. You commit a drug crime, spend time in prison and return as a superstar to a hero’s welcome to make millions of dollars What message are we sending to our children…..Lord help us!”The individual who shared this post was by no means unique. Since Buju’s release from a US prison last December, the warm welcome from a large segment of Jamaican society, and the enthusiastic response to his current concert tour, “The long Walk to Freedom,” there has been similar, even worse, criticisms.MisunderstandingCleary, those who cannot understand the enthusiasm surrounding Buju also don’t understand the impact Jamaican culture has on the country’s social environment.This cultural impact, however, is not related to only Jamaica, but throughout the Caribbean, and even in American communities where the lyrics song by entertainers convey strong social messages that motivate people more than politicians or even religious leaders can.The Mighty Sparrow’s social commentaries Back in the 1950s during the British colonial era, Trinidad’s Mighty Sparrow sang a song called “Dan is the Man” reflecting the mis-education Caribbean children was receiving from the British. Sparrow’s lyrics criticized the nursery rhymes these children were subject to which made them believe “The cow jumps over the moon,” and “Dan is the man in the van.” Sparrow became one of the world’s most famous calypsonian. Although there were critics who frowned upon “slackness” in some of his lyrics, most of the lyrics were powerful social commentary of the social failures and politics of the day.Meanwhile, over in Jamaica, the youth faced with steep social challenges, were subject to the lyrics of white American singers like Patti Page, singing of that “Doggie in the window” and Doris Day’s encouraging people to walk on “Moonlight Bay.”The impact of the ‘toasters’ in the 60’sBut then a change came in the 1960’s and 70s when entertainers like U-Roy and Shorty began toasting, talking over the rhythm of popular songs. These artists, and several that followed had songs with well-received lyrics that commented on the socio-economic climate of the time, especially the hardships being incurred by the lower classesIn 1972, the message in the lyrics of Delroy Wilson’s “Better Must Come” resonated with the masses, and helped in Michael Manley’s historical election victoryBob Marley’s meaningful lyricsWhen Bob Marley immerged in 1964, the lyrics in his song “Simmer Down” cautioned Jamaica’s rebellious youth to  “control your temper.” His songs were not just musically thrilling, but most carried messages the people could relate to. The lyrics in “Trench Town Rock” portrayed the challenges faced in Kingston ghettos where some slept on cold ground with rock stone as their pillow.  “No woman Nuh Cry” offered consolation to many mothers whose sons were victims of criminal violence. In a time of social and economic hardships, Marley exhorted Jamaicans, “Don’t worry about a thing, every little thing will be all right.”It’s ironic that the Jamaican upper class that now hails the music of the late Bob Marley didn’t appreciate or even understand his lyrics during the 70s. Some even criticized him for being a “dutty Rasta Bway.” But it wasn’t about the flashing locks, or him prancing on stage. It was all about the lyrics. Lyrics that helped Blacks overcome apartheid in Angola and South Africa, and kept Winnie Mandela strong as she sought Nelson Mandela’s freedomSo it is with Buju’s lyricsAnd, so it is with Buju Banton. It’s not about the energy he displays on stage or the rhythm in his songs. Like Marley before him, Buju sing songs, that unlike some politicians and religious leaders ease the pain of those often  marginalized by society. Buju offers hope to the poor, encouraging then to “Rule their Destiny.” He warns murderers who plague the society “You can hide from man, but not your conscience.”Like The words of Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King, Jr and Nelson Mandela, the words of Bob Marley and Buju Banton will be relevant far into posterity.Those who are more concerned with a presumed tainted reputation of Buju Banton, but never had the opportunity to hear his music and understand the message in his lyrics are advised to visit the Internet and read the lyrics of over one-hundred of Buju Banton songs.  Hopefully, they’ll then understand the entertainer’s phenomenal popularity, why his experience in America’s legal system seems irrelevant, and the reason for the enthusiastic “Reunion” between Buju and his thousands of fans. The answer lies in the lyrics.last_img read more

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Lakers waive Troy Daniels, creating open roster spot for possible move

first_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers NEW ORLEANS — The Lakers’ first free agent signing of the summer and the last man off the bench has been waived.Troy Daniels, 28, is no longer on the Lakers’ roster as of Sunday, when the 3-point shooting specialist and the team came to an agreement that allowed the Lakers to get an open roster spot and Daniels to find a new team with more playing available playing time.Lakers coach Frank Vogel confirmed an ESPN report shortly before Sunday’s game in Smoothie King Center, where Daniels had already parted ways with the team. A minimum salary player, Daniels averaged four points and 11 minutes in 41 appearances this season. The Lakers characterized his departure as a casualty of dwindling minutes on a guard-heavy roster.Daniels had been a healthy scratch in five of the Lakers previous nine games as the team worked on shortening to a playoff rotation. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“He’s just a victim of an experienced team with great depth,” Vogel said. “I just got off the phone with him and told him if circumstances were different, if we had more of a younger wing core, I know that he would be playing 15, 20 minutes a game for us and we wouldn’t have skipped a beat and would have been stronger in some areas.”It came down to a matter of timing: Sunday was the final day a player could be cut and still eligible to compete for a playoff roster if Daniels is able to find another team to sign with. Multiple media outlets have also reported the Lakers are set to work out Dion Waiters, a guard who played for Miami this season and was waived by Memphis after a trade, on Monday as they search for more playmaking and scoring from their backcourt. Among notable free agents, shooting guard Allen Crabbe was also waived by Minnesota earlier in the week.Vogel said no signing was imminent for the Lakers, but they wanted to give Daniels a leg up on finding a landing spot if they did have to eventually make a move.“If we were to do something and cross that road at some point, and we had to use Troy’s roster spot, then Troy would be left out in the cold,” he said. “So we wanted to do the right thing by the player and also obviously give ourselves some flexibility if we need to make some type of move in the future.”Daniels tweeted about the move on Sunday evening after it was announced, wishing “my brothers on the squad” good luck.center_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years “Absolutely one of the hardest decisions of my life,” he said. “But it was best for ME..! I’ve been tested in my life before and I have came out the storm on my feet every time. What a pleasure it was to be apart of such a unbelievable organization of the @Lakers”.It’s the second big roster move the Lakers have made in a week, after signing Markieff Morris and waiving DeMarcus Cousins last Sunday. The Lakers have generally played the market conservatively this year since trading for Anthony Davis last summer — they notably did not make a move at the February trade deadline.ESPN reported that general manager Rob Pelinka was expected to take his time to use the roster spot. NBA teams are also now able to sign 10-day contracts.last_img read more

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Province funds lighting improvement project on Alaska Highway

first_imgThe BC government has announced their contribution of $80,000 to help fund an light improvement project along Wright rd. and the Alaska Highway.“Nighttime can create unsafe driving conditions,” Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm said. “This project will improve safety on our highway.”The project falls under BC’s Community Safety Enhancement program; the government is investing nearly $5 million this year on more than 40 projects province-wide on projects like this one.- Advertisement -Projects are chosen by the ministry, in consultation with local government and law enforcement.last_img read more

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