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Linden to benefit from solar agreement – Harmon

first_imgThe Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) community of Linden is set to benefit from projects under the International Solar Alliance (ISA) agreement recently signed by President David Granger, as Guyana forges ahead towards becoming a “solar State”.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon delivering the feature address at Linden Town Week 2018This is according to Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, who made the disclosure while delivering the feature address at the official opening ceremony of the Linden Town Week (LTW) 2018 event in the mining town on Sunday.Harmon explained to residents and officials, who gathered for the occasion at the Linden-Georgetown minibus park, that he had received such information and indication of the benefits for the town, adding that the community was “poised for better days”.“I have some indication and I have some information which I have received and which I verily believe to be true that Linden will be the beneficiary of projects under the International Solar Alliance Agreement that was signed by His Excellency a few weeks ago in India. The solar footprint of Linden is one of your greatest assets and this is something that we have to explore, and you have to understand there’s a benefit for that,” the Minister indicated.As such, he said the mining community’s mined-out areas which usually serve as demotivators should now be seen as a positive since they would allow for greater access to solar power and the recently-established ISA.“I have some indication as well, that these mined-out areas can be, and there’s some conversations taking place now (that they can be), converted to green tourism and conservation facilities. I also have information which I verily believe to be true as well – that Conservation International and the World Wildlife Federation collaboratively will be looking at that…,” Minister Harmon told the gathering.Last month, President Granger travelled to New Delhi, India where he attended and spoke at the ISA Founding Conference and Solar Summit. The Head of State reportedly referenced Guyana’s strategic equatorial location in the Tropic of Cancer, which places the country at an advantage of becoming a “solar State”. The President also alluded to the country’s transitioning to the use of solar energy.last_img read more

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Astros glad, Cardinals mad

first_img “I’m not trying to get thrown out of a playoff game. I don’t think I was adamant,” Edmonds said. “I said, ‘I’m just trying to ask you why that ball’s a strike,’ and asked him to do a better job and he threw me out.” A security guard in front of the umpires’ room at Minute Maid park said they would not be available for comment. The Astros can close it out at home tonight, with Andy Pettitte on the mound against Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter. Houston has come this far before – the Astros were one victory from the Fall Classic in 1980 and 2004, but are 0-4 overall with a chance to win the NLCS. “For us, it’s the best one out of three right now. It doesn’t get any easier,” manager Phil Garner said. “We’re in good position in terms of our pitching, our players and everything. But the job’s still got to get done.” St. Louis has quite an uphill climb if it wants to win its second consecutive pennant. The Cardinals must face Pettitte, Roy Oswalt and Roger Clemens in the next three games – if they can push it that far. Once again in this postseason, the umpires were in the middle of all the action. The Cardinals were angry about Cuzzi’s liberal strike zone all afternoon, and La Russa and Edmonds were ejected in the late innings for arguing balls and strikes. The Astros are 2 for 31 with runners in scoring position during the series, so it figures that they scored the go-ahead run without a hit. With the score tied 1-1, pinch-hitter Orlando Palmeiro drew a leadoff walk from Marquis, who then bobbled Biggio’s bunt for an error. One out later, Berkman walked and Ensberg hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly for a 2-1 lead. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Now it’s the steaming-mad Cardinals who are in a serious jam. “Guess what? If we’re going to be a champion, we’ve got to come back,” shortstop David Eckstein said. “We might not be able to sleep tonight, but that’s normal.” Lidge stranded the potential tying run at third base to earn his third save of the series, Jason Lane homered and Willy Taveras made a saving catch on the center-field hill. Houston took advantage of a critical error by pitcher Jason Marquis – plus the ejections of St. Louis manager Tony La Russa and star Jim Edmonds by plate umpire Phil Cuzzi – to build a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. “This game, there’s some real great things about it and there’s some things that absolutely stink,” La Russa said, declining to talk specifically about the umpires. Any postseason ejection is rare, and the last time a team lost two members came in 1998 when Cleveland pitcher Dwight Gooden and manager Mike Hargrove were tossed. HOUSTON – First baseman Lance Berkman stretched as far as he could, squeezed the throw tight and hopped high in the air with glee. One more win and the Astros will have the whole city of Houston jumping for joy. center_img Poised closer Brad Lidge pitched his way out of a major mess in the ninth inning, defensive replacement Eric Bruntlett started a game-ending double play and Houston scratched out a 2-1 victory over St. Louis on Sunday in Game 4 of the NLCS to move within one win of its first World Series. “I’m starting to believe,” said 39-year-old Craig Biggio, on the cusp of a lifelong dream. last_img read more

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