Americans should care where solar panels are made

first_imgBut they’re less secure in a Republican administration than a Democratic one (although they did survive last year’s tax bill mostly unscathed).And I think it’s accurate to say that U.S. policy on renewables since the 1970s has been marked more by ambivalence than anything else.Which makes a certain amount of sense: Renewables are competitors to fossil fuels.The U.S. leads the global fossil fuels industry. It can be tough to dominate both an incumbent industry and the one that aims to disrupt it.That doesn’t mean it isn’t worth trying, though.Justin Fox, a Bloomberg View columnist, was the editorial director of Harvard Business Review. The wind industry is headquartered in Europe, and the solar industry increasingly in China.Last week, as I’m sure you have heard, the Donald Trump administration slapped a 30 percent tariff on imports of certain solar cells that the U.S. International Trade Commission found last fall to be an unfairly priced threat to U.S. manufacturers.Most media coverage of the decision has focused on the effect on the U.S. solar power industry, which is up in arms about a move that will raise its costs. Fair enough.But wouldn’t it also be a good thing for the U.S. to have a bigger solar-cell manufacturing industry?There are several reasons why it might be.The most discussed but probably least compelling one is that it would create factory jobs.Installing and maintaining solar and wind power equipment employs a lot more people than making it, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projected last year that the two occupations with the fastest projected job growth in the U.S. over the next decade will be solar photovoltaic installers and wind turbine service technicians. More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation The first practical solar cells were developed — as were so many other things — at Bell Labs in the 1950s, and for a long time the U.S. was the undisputed leader in solar technology.During the oil crisis of the 1970s, the U.S. also made big investments in wind power.After that, though, interest and investment in both wind and solar fluctuated with politics and the price of oil.As of 2016, according to the most recent data from the International Energy Agency, the U.S. was No. 4 in installed photovoltaic solar capacity, behind China, Japan and Germany.It was No. 1 in wind power generation in 2015, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, but China seems certain to pass it soon if it hasn’t already.Perhaps more important, when it comes to making solar and wind equipment, the U.S. simply isn’t that big a player.There is only one U.S. company (General Electric Co.) among the global top 10 wind turbine manufacturers, and one (First Solar Inc., which does most of its manufacturing in Malaysia) among the top 10 solar-cell makers. If jobs are the metric, then keeping solar panels cheap seems more important than having them made here.A better argument that Harvard Business School’s Gary Pisano has been making for almost a decade now is that manufacturing capabilities underpin innovation and economic growth.Let them go overseas, and much more is lost than just production jobs.In 2012, Matthew Stepp and Robert Atkinson of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a bipartisan Washington think tank, argued that China’s use of subsidies, trade restrictions, currency manipulation and theft of intellectual property to give homegrown solar and wind equipment makers a leg up was hurting energy innovation not just in the U.S. but also worldwide.The best approach for the U.S. going forward, Atkinson says, is to look beyond current technologies.“The game should be, What’s the next transformative technology in solar? How could we be the world leader?”That’s easier to ask than answer, of course. Categories: Editorial, OpinionThe oil industry was born in Pennsylvania in 1859, and Americans have played a leading role in it ever since.Even after the U.S. lost its status as the world’s top oil producer in the 1970s, it remained the industry’s main source of equipment and expertise.In recent years, U.S. technology and entrepreneurship have even brought a production resurgence that has made this country again the world’s biggest source of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons and may soon even catapult it back into first place in crude oil production.In renewable energy, things have played out a bit differently. The U.S. does still seem to be fertile ground for starting innovative energy companies.As in the oil and gas industry, U.S. technological know-how and business dynamism can be an advantage.But it’s worth thinking about what else has enabled the U.S. oil and gas industry to play such a durable global leadership role.One obvious asset has been the presence of huge amounts of oil and natural gas under the ground and nearby ocean floor.Another has been more than a century of mostly supportive government policy.This support has taken the form of not just legal advantages (most mineral rights in the U.S. are privately owned, not government property as in other countries) and tax breaks (which go back at least to the Revenue Act of 1916), but also huge military expenditures to protect the interests of U.S. oil companies overseas.Since 2005, the tax preferences for renewable fuels have been bigger than those for oil and gas.last_img read more

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Wolf’s Investments Makes Pennsylvania a National Leader in Computer Science and STEM Education

first_imgWolf’s Investments Makes Pennsylvania a National Leader in Computer Science and STEM Education Economy,  Education,  Innovation,  National Issues,  PAsmart,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – As students and teachers return to the classroom, Governor Tom Wolf’s PAsmart initiative has made Pennsylvania a national leader in computer science and STEM education. According to Education Commission of the States (ECS), Pennsylvania now ranks second in the country for investments in K-12 STEM and Computer Science initiatives. The governor secured $20 million in the state budget to prepare students to use computers and new technologies in the constantly changing economy, regardless of age, gender and zip code.“Businesses are growing in Pennsylvania and they want skilled and well-educated workers to thrive in the 21st century economy,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “With PAsmart, we’re preparing students and workers to use the latest technology across many industries. These are good, middle-class jobs that employers need to fill today and in the future. Making Pennsylvania a national leader in technology education is good for workers, benefits businesses and strengthens the economy for everyone.”Over the next decade, seven in 10 new jobs in Pennsylvania will require workers to use a computer and an estimated 300,000 jobs in science, technology, engineering and math will be available in Pennsylvania this year.To improve computer science and STEM education, Governor Wolf has:• Made Pennsylvania the national leader in funding K-12 computer science and STEM education. PAsmart competitive grants will support high-quality and equitable technology education with more classes in elementary, middle, and high schools, and professional development for teachers. Pennsylvania now ranks second in the country for investments in K-12 STEM and Computer Science initiatives, according to ECS.• Joined 15 other states in the Governors’ Partnership for K-12 Computer Science, a bipartisan initiative organized by Code.org, to advance policy, funding, and professional learning for computer science education.• Successfully encouraged the State Board of Education to endorse computer science standards for K-12, making computer courses available to all students.“Learning to use the latest technology prepares students – and workers who need to upgrade their skills – for in-demand jobs and encourages problem solving, collaboration and drives innovation in all corners of our state,” said Governor Wolf.All students should have the opportunity to study computer science and technology, but opportunity gaps remain. Only 23 percent of middle and high schools offered a computer science course in the 2016-17 school year, and only two percent of all students took a computer science class. Of those, more than twice as many boys took computer science courses than girls, and only 28 percent, 1,717 students, were girls of color.However, Pennsylvania is quickly becoming a leader in STEM and Computer Science training. Over the past three years, the number of girls of color enrolled in computer science courses has increased by 45 percent in 2016-17 and more students of color are taking the classes. Additionally, Girls Who Code and the Federal Communications Commission recognized Pennsylvania as a leading state for promoting gender equity in computer science education through transparency and data reporting. The commonwealth ranks fifth nationally in the number of STEM graduates; is home to five of the country’s 56 STEM learning ecosystems and 24 percent of degrees awarded from state-owned universities are in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or health care. According to Education Commission of the States (ECS), Pennsylvania now ranks second in the country for investments in K-12 STEM and computer science initiatives. PAsmart will build on that success.“I traveled across the state this summer visiting educational camps where students were engaged in a range of STEM and computer science programs,” Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera said. “As students return to the classroom this year, more of their teachers will have the tools necessary to continue to prepare them for the jobs we know will be abundant in the coming years, as well as professions that have yet to be imagined.”In June, the state Department of Education hosted the Computer Science for All PA summit to train hundreds of educators and administrators from around Pennsylvania on innovative ways to approach teaching computer science in the commonwealth’s classrooms. The three-day event featured national speakers, training in computer science fundamentals presented by Code.org, and other hands-on activities. August 23, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Rotaract Club ends its weekend conference in Dominica

first_imgLogo of the Rotaract Club. Photo credit: FacebookRotaract Club of Roseau and other Rotaract Clubs in the Caribbean have been called upon to lead the movement for change in the Caribbean.20 That call came from Youth Affairs Minister, Justina Charles, as she addressed the young people during their 25th regional conference, which concluded here over the weekend.She said while the practice of good citizenship becomes more and more challenging, “as young leaders you will be obligated to take action and adopt a lifestyle that will ensure that your respective communities are healthy, safe, and secure.”Over 35 clubs and more than 200 delegates were represented at the regional conference which ran from June 10-12th, 2011.The minister also told delegates that they have a responsibility to “promote peace and good will.”“You will be required to lead by example, while observing the democratic principles of equality, justice and freedom,” she added.As part of the conference the clubs conducted two community service projects; a donation of school supplies to the Warner Primary School and a feeding of the less fortunate initiative in St. Joseph.At the district assembly, the club ratified the nomination of Vishi Beharry out of Guyana as District Rotaract Representative. He replaced Angele Menderzone of Suriname who served the club in that position for one year.Meanwhile, Trinidad and Tobago dominated the awards presented at the awards ceremony on Sunday evening including the club of the year award going to the Rotaract Club of Arima in Trinidad. The Rotaract Club of Roseau received a special recognition award for being the host country of the 25th district conference.Featured speaker at the Rotaract Club closing and awards ceremony was highcourt judge Justice Birnie Stepehenson Brooks who is herself a member of the Rotary family.The weekend conference also included visits to various scenic spots in Dominica. Tweet Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Rotaract Club ends its weekend conference in Dominica by: – June 14, 2011center_img Share Share 17 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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St Kitts tour bus robbers plead guilty

first_imgNewsRegional St Kitts tour bus robbers plead guilty by: – June 11, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Share 20 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) — Five men charged in connection with robbing cruise ship passengers on the road to Brimstone Hill in St Kitts in November 2010 have pleaded guilty when they re-appeared in court last week.The guilty pleas, which saved the court’s time, have been welcomed by law enforcement officials, who said they remain firm in their relentless attack on crime and the mission to protect all residents and visitors to St Kitts and Nevis.Elroy Williams, Junior Sobratie, Curtis Long, George Welsh of Sandy Point and Delvin Francis of St. Paul’s, were indicted on four counts of robbery, one count of assault with intent to rob, one count of accessory before the fact and one count of conspiracy to rob.During arraignment at the start of the present Assizes, they all pleaded not guilty, but when the matter came up for trial before Justice Errol Thomas on Wednesday they all changed their plea to guilty on one count each.Police and court sources reveal that Williams, Sobratie and Long each pleaded guilty to one count of robbery.George Welsh and Delvin Francis each pleaded guilty to accessory before the fact.Sentencing is set for a later date, as the court has ordered a social report on all of the accused.The men stopped a tour bus with 17 tourists and robbed them of cell phones, jewelry, money and other personal belongings on November 14, 2010.The incident resulted in the short suspension of some cruise ships visits to St Kitts and shock to the industry as it highlighted its importance to the livelihood of stakeholders and the people in particular and the economy in general. Caribbean News Now Tweetlast_img read more

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‘No local transmission of COVID-19 in Aklan’

first_imgContact tracing is done to determine therisks inflicted by the COVID-19 to potentially-exposed individuals and toclosely monitor their health status for 14 days from their last exposure to avirus-positive patient. KALIBO, Aklan – There is no localtransmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 in this province, according to theProvincial Health Office in Aklan (PHO-Aklan). The five confirmed Aklanon patients ofthe COVID-19 are undergoing treatment at the Aklan Training Center, the AklanProvincial Hospital and at the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital in RoxasCity, Capiz. The patients are now in stable condition, the PHO-Aklan said.    PHO-Aklan Dr. Cornelio Cuachon Jr. saidall positive cases of the virus in the towns of Malay, Libacao, Altavas, and inhere are linked with travel histories to Manila. RHU-Malay, meanwhile, reported that 69percent out of the 143 closes contacts of the confirmed COVID-19 patient werealready tracked down. ‘Local transmission’ is defined as thetransfer of the virus that causes the disease in a local geographical area. To recall, Gov. Florencio Mirafloresissued Executive Order No. 20, series of 2020, which placed the entire Aklanunder enhanced community quarantine starting March 23. Like the situations of the otherprovinces in this region, Aklan also cancelled mass gatherings, closed all schoolsand other business, suspended public transport, and enforced curfew toresidents.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN)center_img He added that if people feel unwell orshow similar symptoms like of COVID-19, they may seek consultation in thetriage area of the Aklan Provincial Hospital. Surveillance teams in Aklan areintensively focused on contact tracing those persons who had direct or closecontacts with the COVID-19-positive patients. Going back, Cuachon said that almost 90percent of the close contacts of all the positive patients in this capital townhave already been identified in coordination with the Rural Health Unit (RHU)here. “There are no locally transmittedcases in the province of Aklan. Walangtayong nakita na locally acquired angcoronavirus in Aklan,” Cuachon said on April 2. Cuachon has reminded the Aklanons toalways stay home, to observe good personal hygiene, to apply social distancing,and to follow other health protocols and regulations.   Aklan’s provincial government offers free rides to health personnel serving as frontliners in the battle against the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak. Due to the enhanced community quarantine, public transport in this province has been indefinitely suspended. PROVINCIAL HEALTH OFFICE-AKLANlast_img read more

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Federal trade mitigation package now available to farmers

first_imgDairy (milk)$0.12 / cwt.$127,400 Figs$15 Commodity Initial Payment RateEst. Initial Payment**(in $1,000s) Cotton$0.06 / lb.$276,900 Total$1,238,800 Market Facilitation Program Pork (hogs)$8.00 / head$290,300 Soybeans$1.65 / bu.$3,629,700 Hazelnuts$2,100 Sweet Corn$2,400 Orange Juice$24,000 Grapefruit$700 Total Wheat$0.14 / bu.$119,200 Lentils$1,800 Peas$11,800 ** Initial payment rate on 50% of productionMFP payments are limited to a combined $125,000 for corn, cotton, sorghum, soybeans, and wheat capped per person or legal entity.  MFP payments are also limited to a combined $125,000 for dairy and hog producers. Applicants must also have an average adjusted gross income for tax years 2014, 2015, and 2016 of less than $900,000. Applicants must also comply with the provisions of the Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation regulations.For more further information or to locate and contact local FSA offices, interested producers can visit www.farmers.gov.Food Purchase and Distribution ProgramBeginning this week, USDA’s AMS will issue pre-solicitation notices through GovDelivery for targeted commodities.  These notices will outline products USDA intends to purchase and will continue over the next several weeks. AMS will purchase products over four quarters in the new Federal fiscal year, which starts on October 1, 2018.  The materials purchased may be adjusted between quarters to accommodate changes due to growing conditions, product availability, market conditions, trade negotiation status, and program capacity, among other factors. Commodity Target Amount (in $1,000s) Corn$0.01 / bu.$96,000 Grapes$48,200 Washington D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today launched the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.  Producers of certain commodities can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), while USDA will also begin to purchase identified commodities under a food purchase and distribution program.  Additionally, USDA has begun accepting proposals for the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP), which will help American farmers find and access new markets for their products.  In total, USDA will authorize up to $12 billion in programs, consistent with World Trade Organization obligations.Perdue announced in July that USDA would act to aid farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation.  President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets in the long run to help American farmers compete globally.  These programs will assist agricultural producers to meet some of the costs of disrupted markets.“These programs will allow President Trump time to strike long-term trade deals to benefit our entire economy, including the agricultural sector, in the long run,” Perdue said.  “Farmers will tell you that they would always prefer to sell a good crop at a fair price, rather than receive government aid, and that’s what long-term trade deals will accomplish.  But in the meantime, President Trump has promised that he will not allow American agriculture to bear the brunt of the unjustified retaliation from foreign nations.  Today we are putting the President’s promise into action.”USDA provided details in August of the programs to be employed:USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will administer the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) to provide payments to corn, cotton, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean, and wheat producers. An announcement about further payments will be made in the coming months, if warranted.USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will administer a food purchase and distribution program to purchase up to $1.2 billion in commodities unfairly targeted by unjustified retaliation. USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) will distribute these commodities through nutrition assistance programs, such as The Emergency Food Assistance Program and child nutrition programs.Through the Foreign Agricultural Service’s (FAS) Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP), $200 million will be made available to develop foreign markets for U.S. agricultural products. The program will help U.S. agricultural exporters identify and access new markets and help mitigate the adverse effects of other countries’ restrictions.Note: USDA is currently working to determine how to address market disruptions for producers of almonds and sweet cherries.Market Facilitation ProgramThe sign-up period for MFP is now open and runs through January 15, 2019, with information and instructions provided at www.farmers.gov/mfp.  The MFP provides payments to cotton, corn, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean, and wheat producers who have been significantly impacted by actions of foreign governments resulting in the loss of traditional exports.  The MFP is established under the statutory authority of the Commodity Credit Corporation CCC Charter Act and is under the administration of USDA’s FSA. Eligible producers should apply after harvest is complete, as payments will only be issued once production is reported.A payment will be issued on 50 percent of the producer’s total production, multiplied by the MFP rate for a specific commodity.  A second payment period, if warranted, will be determined by the USDA. Rice$48,100 Navy Beans$18,000 Cranberries$32,800center_img Pork$558,800 Plums/Prunes$18,700 Peanut Butter$12,300 Beef$14,800 Macadamia$7,700 Strawberries$1,500 Oranges (Fresh)$55,600 Blueberries$1,700 Sorghum$0.86 / bu.$156,800 Pears$1,400 Apples$93,400 Pecans$16,000 Pistachios$85,200 Kidney Beans$14,200 Walnuts$34,600 Agricultural Trade Promotion ProgramApplicants may now submit proposals for the FAS $200 million ATP Program.  FAS will accept applications on a rolling basis until November 2, 2018. Details regarding ATP and how to apply are available at https://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/agricultural-trade-promotion-program.The aim of the program is to assist American agricultural exporters in identifying and accessing new markets and to help mitigate the adverse effects of other countries’ restrictions.  ATP is meant to help all sectors of U.S. agriculture, including fish and forest product producers, mainly through partnerships with non-profit national and regional organizations. Lemons/Limes$3,400 $4,696,300 Potatoes$44,500 To expedite first quarter purchases, AMS will focus on products currently purchased for nutrition assistance programs given the existence of qualified USDA suppliers and specifications for these products. Examples include various forms and varieties of apples, pork, beef, dairy, blueberries, grapefruit, oranges, pears, cranberries, plums/prunes, walnuts, potatoes, rice, kidney and navy beans.  By purchasing known commodities first, AMS can procure commodities that have been sourced in the past with maximum speed and impact.Food Purchases Dairy$84,900 Apricots$200last_img read more

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Cardinals Boys Basketball Results

first_imgThe St. Louis Cardinals took on the Mt. Carmel Vikings on Monday, November 5th at St. Louis.  Despite an 8 to 0 lead, the Cardinals were defeated by a score of 26-17.  The Cardinals were led in scoring by Ben Miller with 8 points, followed by Max Amberger with 3 points, and Christian Mack, Sully Hill, and Henry Wanstrath each with 2 points.  Wanstrath had a very solid all around game with 6 rebounds, 3 steals, and 3 assists.  Miller also had 6 rebounds, followed by Amberger with 4, Sam Laloge with 4, Ryan Duerstock with 3, Max Richardson with 2, Santiago Schutte with 1, Marc Meneses with 1, Zavier Tekulve with 1, and Christian Mack with 1.  Recording steals for the Cardinals were Laloge, Miller, Mack, and Amberger.  The Cardinals next game is Tuesday, November 6th when they travel to Brookville to take on St. Michael’s.  Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Tekulve.The St Louis Cardinals 8th Grade Basketball team picked up their second victory in as many games tonight by defeating the St. Mary’s Catholic School of Greensburg by a score of 28-13. The Cardinals are now 2-0 on the young season. The Cardinals will be back in action tomorrow night with their first home game as we take on the Franklin County Wildcats at 6:00pm at the St. Louis Activity Center. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Schebler. The St. Louis 5th Grade Boys Basketball team brought home a win Monday night when they hosted Mount Carmel. The Cardinals were able to get out to an early lead and hold the lead the entire game. The final score was St. Louis 40, Mount Carmel 15. Caleb Mohr lead the Cards with 14 points, Tyler Reder had 10 points, Ben Greiwe had 8 points, Jaiden Kuria had 4 points. Jack Freeland and Sam Richardson each scored 2 points.  Brady Wonell, Vincent Meneses and Leo Canessa helped out with some great assists and strong defense was played by all.  Come out and support the Cardinals as they play St. Michael’s in Brookville Tuesday night. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Tim Reder.last_img read more

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Two local COVID-19 survivors welcomed back home

first_imgMarti Clark being cheered on as she left the hospital- photo from Christ Hospital Network Facebook pageSoutheastern, IN—Two local people are back home after fighting COVID-19 since very early on in the pandemic. Gary Marmouze, of Brookville, is back home after being hospitalized for 65 days. Gary was welcomed home with a parade led by first responders and several community members to show just how much he was missed. Marti Clark, of Batesville, was also recently welcomed back home after being released from Christ Hospital for 50 days.  Marti’s care team organized a “Survivor Stroll” to cheer her on as she left the hospital.last_img read more

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GSA and Bucksport baseball teams to compete for Class C EM title

first_img Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Bio PHOTO 1 OF 4: In the bottom of the 11th in Saturday’s Class C semifinals, George Stevens Academy’s Taylor Schildroth beats out a high throw that draws the Mattanawcook first baseman into the base path. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO 2 OF 4: Mattanawcook’s catcher attempts to stop the second wild pitch of the inning with George Stevens Academy’s Taylor Schildroth on third base. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO 3 OF 4: George Stevens Academy’s Taylor Schildroth capitalizes on the second wild pitch of the inning to score the winning run. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO 4 OF 4: The George Stevens Academy baseball team piles on top of teammate Taylor Schildroth after he scores the game-winning run. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS1234PreviousNextBLUE HILL — With the score tied 1-1 in the bottom of the 11th inning, Taylor Schildroth scored the game winning run for No. 2 George Stevens Academy in Saturday’s Class C semifinal against No. 3 Mattanawcook.Schildroth led off the inning with an infield single, then advanced to second on a wild pitch. Will Entwisle moved Schildroth to third with a sacrifice bunt. After a GSA ground out to the pitcher, Schildroth scored the winning run on another wild pitch.GSA will compete in the Eastern Maine championship on Tuesday against Bucksport, which won its semifinal 1-0 over Washington Academy.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder texthttps://youtu.be/taRM74GRUto EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Latest Postscenter_img Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013.last_img read more

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Stokes hit for six off last ball as Super Kings beat Royals

first_imgENGLAND’S Ben Stokes was hit for six off the last ball as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Rajasthan Royals (RR) by four wickets to register their sixth win in VIVO 2019 the Indian Premier League (IPL).Chasing 152, the Super Kings needed 18 off the final over in Jaipur. But Ravindra Jadeja hit the first ball for six and Mitchell Santner drove the final delivery back over Stokes’ head.Super Kings captain MS Dhoni walked on to the field earlier in the over to argue with the umpires after a Stokes ‘no-ball’ was overturned.Dhoni was fined 50% of his match fee for breaking the IPL code of conduct.Chennai were struggling at 24-4 in reply to Rajasthan’s 151-7.Ambati Rayudu made 57 off 47 balls and India wicketkeeper Dhoni struck 58 off 43 before he was bowled by Stokes off the third ball of the last over.The next delivery was a full toss to Santner that looked above waist-height.Although umpire Ulhas Gandhe signalled a no-ball, the decision was overruled by square-leg umpire Bruce Oxenford, and an incensed Dhoni returned to the pitch to remonstrate.All-rounder Stokes also conceded a front-foot no-ball before bowling a wide with the Super Kings needing four from the last ball.His next delivery was in the slot and New Zealand all-rounder Santner drilled it over long-on to secure a dramatic victory – Dhoni’s 100th IPL win as captain.Stokes was hit for four consecutive sixes in the final over of England’s World Twenty20 final defeat by West Indies in 2016.He took a stunning catch above his head at backward point to remove Kedar Jadhav off Jofra Archer and top-scored with 28 off 26 balls in the Royals’ 151-7.last_img read more

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