Huskies wrap up December with a win

first_imgAfter the season, an easy win over lowly Sexsmith may not seem like a big deal.But, the win was just what the doctor ordered for Fort St. John on Saturday night, as they finally got some separation from a team they’ve struggled with, posting a convincing 9-3 win.Cody Kalb has struggled lately (by his standards), scoring only 2 goals and 1 assist in his last 5 games, but equalled that total on the night, with 2+1, to bring his season total to 21 goals (43 points) in 25 games so far.- Advertisement -Steven Fast and Kole Norris also got their names on the scoresheet, with 3 points each, while Payden Wongstedt had a goal and a fight, despite some recent concussion problems. More importantly, the Huskies get 2 key points in the battle that has developed for second place in the league. They got some help, with Dawson Creek posting a win (5-1 in Beaverlodge) and a loss (5-1 in whitecourt), and Peace River unable to play their game in Whitecourt due to mechanical issues with their bus.The Huskies also get that warm, fuzzy feeling from winning your last game, to tide them over until the season starts again in January. And that makes for a Merry Christmas, and hopefully, a happier new year.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Geffen dust-up latest obstacle blocking Hillary’s path

first_imgIronically, that lack of attention may have helped Clinton, who was pointedly jabbed by rival John Edwards for her unwillingness to revisit her war stance. Edwards, a former North Carolina senator who also voted to authorize the invasion, has repeatedly apologized for his vote and said Clinton’s decision not to do so was “between her and her conscience.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – A Hollywood-style brawl with the campaign of rival Barack Obama is the latest in a series of speed bumps tripping up Hillary Rodham Clinton’s early presidential moves. From the Clinton team’s decision to criticize – and therefore publicize – producer David Geffen’s complaints about both Clintons to increasingly skeptical questions about Sen. Clinton’s nuanced explanation of her 2002 vote authorizing the Iraq war, it became apparent even a battle-tested front-runner can fall prey to missteps. “Her explanation for her Iraq vote sounds like the bad old days of Dick Morris triangulation,” said Marty Kaplan, a political-communications professor at the University of Southern California. Morris, once an influential adviser to both Clintons who has since turned against the couple, urged President Clinton to make policy decisions by splitting the difference on opposing views. Kaplan added, “She may have overreacted to Geffen in a way that showed she’s potentially thin-skinned. And the whole thing was a reminder that the issues of Monica Lewinsky and Whitewater are still out there.” The latest spat began Wednesday, when Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson called on Obama to disavow comments Geffen made in a New York Times interview. Geffen, a onetime Clinton supporter who threw a $1.3 million fundraiser for Obama in Hollywood on Tuesday night, criticized Bill Clinton for “reckless” behavior and called his wife polarizing and dishonest. He also took her to task for refusing to recant her Iraq vote. Obama ducked the controversy, saying he shouldn’t have to apologize for something he didn’t say. But his spokesman, Robert Gibbs, noted that Geffen had raised $18 million for Bill Clinton and had been invited to one of the infamous Lincoln Bedroom sleepovers that helped define the Clinton fundraising excesses of the 1990s. The brouhaha reflected the Clinton campaign’s annoyance with what it perceives as the national media’s lenient treatment of Obama. The tit-for-tat between campaign operatives helped the story to explode nationally – overshadowing a Democratic presidential forum in Nevada that all the candidates except Obama attended. last_img read more

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Second chance

first_imgSince late on the night of Oct. 2 in New York, Beimel said, he has not had a drop of alcohol. Beimel’s trouble began two nights before the Dodgers’ playoff opener when the Pennsylvania native asked a cabbie to find him a good place to watch the Eagles-Packers NFL game. As he tells the story, he doesn’t even know the name of the bar where he wound up sitting until well after the game was over. “I got up to go to the bathroom, took the last drink out of my beer,” Beimel said. “It kind of slipped through my hand, and I kind of fumbled it around, tried to catch it. There was a post right by the bar. The glass and my hand hit that at the same time. It kind of exploded everywhere. “I was kind of in shock – holy cow, did that really happen? It was kind of dark, and I saw a little cut. I didn’t think much of it. I went to the bathroom. By the time I got there my whole hand was just dripping. “I tried to take some paper towels and get it to stop (bleeding). I couldn’t get it to stop. It was a pretty big gash. I ran out, jumped in a cab, went to the hotel. Blood was all over my pants, shoes, everything.” How many beers had he drank? “Too many,” Beimel said. “It was probably 2:30 in the morning. I wasn’t sitting there drinking sodas all night.” A Dodgers trainer put in stitches at the hotel. But they tore loose when Beimel tried to throw at the next day’s workout, and he was sent home to Los Angeles in shame, leaving manager Grady Little’s bullpen shorthanded. A one-inch scar remains at the base of Beimel’s little finger. In some minds he gets a permanent spot in the Dodgers bullpen Hall of Infamy: Ralph Branca, Terry Forster, Tom Niedenfuer – and Joe Beimel, who got there without throwing a pitch. But his rift with the team began to heal when he apologized in a clubhouse meeting between Games 2 and 3 of the playoff series, and persuaded general manager Ned Colletti he knew the gravity of his mistake. Maybe it helped that the Dodgers were so comprehensively beaten by the Mets that no one player could be blamed. “If you only give people one chance, you’re going to run out of people,” Colletti said in Vero Beach. “He’s got a chance to accomplish a lot – and not only on the mound. I’m happy for him.” Said Little: “He has to (prove something) only to himself. That’s the most important thing.” The Dodgers used the incident against him in a salary arbitration hearing, won the case and will pay Beimel $912,500 this season – not the $1.25 million he asked for, but a 115 percent raise over what he earned last year with a 2-1 record and 2.96 ERA in 62appearances. Still, Beimel said, he feels forgiven and thankful: “They realized I made a mistake. I realized I made a mistake. … I’m grateful to be back. This is a great team, a great organization. We have a really good chance to win it all here.” Beimel said he quit drinking cold-turkey and is not in a recovery program. He demurred when it was suggested his sobriety shows commitment to the team. “I didn’t do it for anybody but myself and my family (wife Emily, son Andrew, 10, and daughter Claire, 5),” he said. “I don’t know if that sounds selfish, but I really didn’t do it for anybody around here. … It doesn’t make sense to put what I have here at risk.” Kevin Modesti’s column appears in the Daily News three days a week. heymodesti@aol.com (818) 713-3616 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,VERO BEACH, Fla. – Joe Beimel rolled up the right sleeve of his Dodger-blue practice jersey and displayed the mark of a new man. In the old days, you know, a guy would clean up his image by removing a tattoo. Now, evidently, he announces he’s changed his hard-living ways by getting one. On Beimel’s shoulder are the images of a heart broken in two and a New York City skyline wrapped in the words “Only God Knows Why.” “It’s (the title of) one of my favorite songs, a Kid Rock song,” Beimel said of the indelible phrase. “It’s also, `Only God knows why things happen the way they do.”‘ VERO BEACH, Fla. – Joe Beimel rolled up the right sleeve of his Dodger-blue practice jersey and displayed the mark of a new man. In the old days, you know, a guy would clean up his image by removing a tattoo. Now, evidently, he announces he’s changed his hard-living ways by getting one. Nobody could have imagined how things would turn out between Beimel and the Dodgers after the journeyman relief pitcher admitted he sliced open his prized left hand on a shattered beer glass at a Manhattan bar last October, missed the playoff series with the New York Mets and became a convenient scapegoat for a defeat that in truth was a team effort. After the Shatter Heard ‘Round the World, Dodgers executives and teammates were angry – not least because Beimel lied at first and claimed the accident happened in his hotel room. It was natural to assume this meant Goodbyemel: The 29-year-old, with his seventh major- and minor-league team in four seasons, would be asked to pack his bags and never see the inside of a Dodgers uniform again. Instead, as the Dodgers pass spring training’s halfway point, Beimel not only remains a member of the bullpen, the big pitcher with hair over his collar and a distinctive No. 97 on his back is perhaps a more trusted member of the club than ever before. “As bad as it was when it happened, I’ve tried to turn it into a positive, made some pretty big life changes,” Beimel said at his cubicle in the Dodgertown clubhouse. “It (the tattoo) is just something to remind me what a life-changing experience this really was.” Nobody could have imagined how things would turn out between Beimel and the Dodgers after the journeyman relief pitcher admitted he sliced open his prized left hand on a shattered beer glass at a Manhattan bar last October, missed the playoff series with the New York Mets and became a convenient scapegoat for a defeat that in truth was a team effort. After the Shatter Heard ‘Round the World, Dodgers executives and teammates were angry – not least because Beimel lied at first and claimed the accident happened in his hotel room. It was natural to assume this meant Goodbyemel: The 29-year-old, with his seventh major- and minor-league team in four seasons, would be asked to pack his bags and never see the inside of a Dodgers uniform again. Instead, as the Dodgers pass spring training’s halfway point, Beimel not only remains a member of the bullpen, the big pitcher with hair over his collar and a distinctive No. 97 on his back is perhaps a more trusted member of the club than ever before. “As bad as it was when it happened, I’ve tried to turn it into a positive, made some pretty big life changes,” Beimel said at his cubicle in the Dodgertown clubhouse. “It (the tattoo) is just something to remind me what a life-changing experience this really was.” On Beimel’s shoulder are the images of a heart broken in two and a New York City skyline wrapped in the words “Only God Knows Why.” “It’s (the title of) one of my favorite songs, a Kid Rock song,” Beimel said of the indelible phrase. “It’s also, `Only God knows why things happen the way they do.”‘ Since late on the night of Oct. 2 in New York, Beimel said, he has not had a drop of alcohol. Beimel’s trouble began two nights before the Dodgers’ playoff opener when the Pennsylvania native asked a cabbie to find him a good place to watch the Eagles-Packers NFL game. As he tells the story, he doesn’t even know the name of the bar where he wound up sitting until well after the game was over. “I got up to go to the bathroom, took the last drink out of my beer,” Beimel said. “It kind of slipped through my hand, and I kind of fumbled it around, tried to catch it. There was a post right by the bar. The glass and my hand hit that at the same time. It kind of exploded everywhere. “I was kind of in shock – holy cow, did that really happen? It was kind of dark, and I saw a little cut. I didn’t think much of it. I went to the bathroom. By the time I got there my whole hand was just dripping. “I tried to take some paper towels and get it to stop (bleeding). I couldn’t get it to stop. It was a pretty big gash. I ran out, jumped in a cab, went to the hotel. Blood was all over my pants, shoes, everything.” How many beers had he drank? “Too many,” Beimel said. “It was probably 2:30 in the morning. I wasn’t sitting there drinking sodas all night.” A Dodgers trainer put in stitches at the hotel. But they tore loose when Beimel tried to throw at the next day’s workout, and he was sent home to Los Angeles in shame, leaving manager Grady Little’s bullpen shorthanded. A one-inch scar remains at the base of Beimel’s little finger. In some minds he gets a permanent spot in the Dodgers bullpen Hall of Infamy: Ralph Branca, Terry Forster, Tom Niedenfuer – and Joe Beimel, who got there without throwing a pitch. But his rift with the team began to heal when he apologized in a clubhouse meeting between Games 2 and 3 of the playoff series, and persuaded general manager Ned Colletti he knew the gravity of his mistake. Maybe it helped that the Dodgers were so comprehensively beaten by the Mets that no one player could be blamed. “If you only give people one chance, you’re going to run out of people,” Colletti said in Vero Beach. “He’s got a chance to accomplish a lot – and not only on the mound. I’m happy for him.” Said Little: “He has to (prove something) only to himself. That’s the most important thing.” The Dodgers used the incident against him in a salary arbitration hearing, won the case and will pay Beimel $912,500 this season – not the $1.25 million he asked for, but a 115 percent raise over what he earned last year with a 2-1 record and 2.96 ERA in 62appearances. Still, Beimel said, he feels forgiven and thankful: “They realized I made a mistake. I realized I made a mistake. … I’m grateful to be back. This is a great team, a great organization. We have a really good chance to win it all here.” Beimel said he quit drinking cold-turkey and is not in a recovery program. He demurred when it was suggested his sobriety shows commitment to the team. “I didn’t do it for anybody but myself and my family (wife Emily, son Andrew, 10, and daughter Claire, 5),” he said. “I don’t know if that sounds selfish, but I really didn’t do it for anybody around here. … It doesn’t make sense to put what I have here at risk.” Kevin Modesti’s column appears in the Daily News three days a week. heymodesti@aol.com (818) 713-3616 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Hit the road in safety this Memorial Day

first_imgTraffic will be heavy on the route through Monday, and The Old Road is a good alternative through the Santa Clarita Valley, according to Caltrans. Meanwhile the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station will run a checkpoint from 7 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday to crack down on drunk driving. The location of the checkpoint, chosen for high incidences of drunk driving, will not be announced. The Californina Highway Patrol will run its maximum enforcement period through the weekend, saturating roads and highways with officers. Statewide, law enforcement is cracking down on those who drive – or ride – without their seat belts. Motorists will be ticketed under the Click It or Ticket campaign if they or their passengers aren’t belted on the road. Weatherwise, the National Weather Service promises clear sunny skies and mild temperatures today through Monday. Highs will be in the upper 70s and into the 80s through the weekend with winds up to 20 mph. Overnight lows will dip to the lower 50s. SANTA CLARITA – If you’re leaving town this holiday weekend be advised ongoing construction on Interstate 5 north of Santa Clarita will cause traffic to back up. If you’re staying in town, be advised the local sheriff’s station will hold a sobriety checkpoint tonight aimed at catching drivers who have been drinking. The state Department of Transportation continues to work on the I-5 near Templin Highway and urges Memorial Day weekend travelers to leave early to avoid lengthy delays on a five-mile stretch of freeway north of Castaic. A single lane northbound is closed as crews continue work to stabilize a slope that damaged the freeway after heavy rain two years ago. last_img read more

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LACEY TO START AS MCGUINNESS NAMES HIS STARTING TEAM FOR ULSTER FINAL

first_imgKarl Lacey will make his first start of the year for Donegal in Sunday’s Ulster final against Monaghan.The Footballer of the Year hasn’t lined out since last year’s All-Ireland final against Mayo apart from appeareding as a replacement in the first round against Tyrone before undergoing knee surgery.Lacey replaces Declan Walsh who started against Down. “It’s a huge lift to us,” manager Jim McGuinness said last night when he revealed the team at a Club Tír Chonaill function in Letterkenny.“Karl has been working very hard to get his fitness back with the strength and conditioning coaches in Dublin and he has made great strides.”Midfielder Neil Gallagher will, however, miss his second successive Ulster final due to strained knee ligaments.A year ago, a chipped ankle bone prevented the Glenswilly man his playing against Down. The team is – P Durcan; P McGrath, N McGee, E McGee; A Thompson, K Lacey, F McGlynn; R Bradley, R Kavanagh; M McHugh, L McLoone, David Walsh; P McBrearty, M Murphy, C McFadden.LACEY TO START AS MCGUINNESS NAMES HIS STARTING TEAM FOR ULSTER FINAL was last modified: July 19th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalJim McGuinnesskarl laceyNeil Gallagherlast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: KILCAR U21’S FACE NAOMH CONAILL IN CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINAL

first_imgKilcar GAA NewsOur Under 21s play their championship quarter final against Naomh Conaill on Saturday 6th December in McCumhaill Park and 2pm.The club underage presentation night takes place on Friday 12th December in The Blue Haven. Congratulations to Termon Ladies on their All Ireland Title success on Sunday. Club AppWe have now 145 members signed up to our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha. 1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.Ten Week DrawWeek Six Winners: €1,000 Oliver Boyle, Garaross, Glen €500 Sean Byrne, Churchtown €300 Carmel Fallon c/o Eileen Kelly, Carrick and €200 Caroline Kelly, Frosses, Michael Flynn, Castlefinn and Martin Gallagher, Letterkenny.LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €2,100 this week’s numbers were 1, 6, 9 and 25 winners were: €50 Carmel Cannon, (Leitir ), €30 Rosaleen Cannon (Roxborugh) and €20 Mairead Byrne(Cuskery). Lotto Plus numbers 6, 9, 14 and 28 there was no winner.BingoClub Bingo winners were €150 Eithna Byrne, €80 Margaret McShane, John Cunningham, €70 Maeve Byrne, Margaret O’Donnell, Jim McLaughlin, Ethna Diver, Maire Byrne, Anne Lowther, Breege McCallig and Gracie O’Hara. The Jackpot on Sunday is €3,350 on 45 numbers. For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAAGAA NEWS: KILCAR U21’S FACE NAOMH CONAILL IN CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINAL was last modified: December 2nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAkilcarNoticesSportlast_img read more

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GARY CROSSAN WINS GAELFORCE EVENT

first_imgLETTERKENNY’S Gary Crossan today won the county’s toughest event – the Gaelforce North race.The 64km course took the competitors from Gartan, through Glenveagh National Park and around Errigal!Chris Caulfield came second, Eoin Cartin was third, David Sands fourth and Kilcar’s Darragh McShane (pictured below) was in fifth place. The course they did is below! 1Stage 1: Trail and Road RunYou will get mucky and wet on the trail run.15.5km2Stage 2: Kayaking across Gartan LakeYour feet will get wet unless you are very very careful!!2km3Stage 3: CyclingAlways obey rules of the road.This is a challenging cycle to the bottom of Errigal.24km4Stage 4: Mountain Run/HikeThis is up and down Mount Errigal.You must reach the base of Errigal by 3pm otherwise you will not be allowed to climb it. 4km5Stage 5: Cycling There is a mix of off road Coillte Tracks and tarmaced roads for this last section, so you need to think about your bike choice. 18.5kmGARY CROSSAN WINS GAELFORCE EVENT was last modified: June 4th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:gaelforce northgary crossanlast_img read more

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RYAN MCHUGH – “IF HE’S WILLING TO COMMIT, I’D SAY RORY WILL TAKE HIM BACK, HE’S NOT A BAD PLAYER”

first_imgRyan McHugh wheels away in delight after scoring a crucial goal against Dublin in August.Ryan McHugh believes new Donegal manager Rory Gallagher will take his brother Mark back into the county set-up if he’s willing to commit.McHugh’s decision to leave the panel after the Division Two League Final defeat to Monaghan at Croke Park last April sent shockwaves around the country.However, despite the loss of the influential McHugh, Donegal rallied and won the Ulster title and also reached the All-Ireland Final before narrowly losing out to Kerry. Ryan McHugh emerged from the shadows of his brother and had a stunning season.McHugh was crowned as the GPA Young player of the year last month.His two goal blitz against Dublin in that All-Ireland semi-final will live long in the memory of Donegal fans.However, with Mark McHugh appearing at a trial for club players at the weekend, it’s expected we’ll see him back in Donegal colours next year. Ryan McHugh is hoping he does return, because he says himself and Patrick McBrearty could do with some company in the car on the way to training.McHugh told The Irish News, “If he’s willing to commit then Rory will definitely give him his chance, he’s not a bad player.“Myself and Patrick (McBrearty) wouldn’t mind a wee bit of company in the car in the New Year as well.“Dad always tells me it’s a short career so you have to enjoy it. I cannot wait to get back playing and all the other boys will be the exact same.“I love playing for my county, putting on that Donegal jersey and going out there. Everyone of the lads is the same. McKenna Cup is just around the corner and the League. “I’ll enjoy the next few weeks but then it’s back to business.RYAN MCHUGH – “IF HE’S WILLING TO COMMIT, I’D SAY RORY WILL TAKE HIM BACK, HE’S NOT A BAD PLAYER” was last modified: November 26th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAHome-page SportMark McHughnewsReturnRory GallagherRyan McHughlast_img read more

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Phegley drives in 8, leading A’s offensive onslaught in Pittsburgh

first_imgPerhaps all the A’s needed was a trip to Primanti Brothers, the iconic Pittsburgh eatery where sandwiches are served with French fries and coleslaw.Or maybe this was bound to happen, the club’s offensive doldrums due to dissipate.Whatever the reason, soon after the rain clouds in Pittsburgh parted, Oakland’s offense awoke from its slumber, and the A’s snapped a six-game losing streak by beating the baseball all around PNC Park during a 14-1 victory over the Pirates on Friday to open a …last_img read more

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Swiss firm to build solar plants in SA

first_img20 September 2011Swiss power and automation technology group ABB is to build two solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants for South African state electricity company Eskom – the first of their kind to be built in the country – to be complete in time for the forthcoming UN climate summit in Durban.Announcing the fast-track projects on Monday, ABB said the pilot plants, each of one hectare, would be located on greenfield sites adjacent to Eskom’s coal-fired power stations at Lethabo in the Free State province and Kendal in Mpumalanga province.The plants, which will produce power for use by Eskom’s existing stations, will support the push for increased renewable sources in the country’s energy mix.South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan for 2010 to 2030 envisages renewables contributing 42%, or 17 800 MW, of the country’s new generation capacity by 2030.The Department of Energy has put out a tender for the procurement of the first 3 725 MW of renewables capacity by 2016, which is likely to attract local and international investment of between US$10-billion and $12-billion.“ABB technologies are playing a key role in facilitating the generation and grid integration of renewable energies,” ABB’s Franz Mengede said in a statement on Monday. “Solar power has an important role to play in our future energy mix and we are pleased to support Eskom in this pioneering effort.”At the Kendal power station, ABB will provide a fixed tilt solar PV power plant with a station capacity of 620 kilowatts (kW) and production potential of 11 445 398 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year.At the Lethabo site, the installation will comprise a single-axis tracking solar PV power plant with a peaking capacity of 575 kW and a production potential of 12 491 479 kWh per year.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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