West Ham v Manchester United: Confirmed line-ups – Wayne Rooney on bench!

first_imgWest Ham host Manchester United in their FA Cup quarter-final replay at 19:00, a game which you can listen to live on talkSPORT.The first tie ended in a 1-1 draw, with Anthony Martial cancelling out Dimitri Payet’s excellent free-kick in dramatic fashion.The two sides have also met at Old Trafford in the Premier League this term, drawing 0-0, and the game tonight has to end with a victor – who will face Everton in an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.Both goalscorers from the first game start tonight, whilst Louis van Gaal has also named Marouane Fellaini in his starting XI and Wayne Rooney on the substitutes bench.Confirmed line-ups:West Ham starting XI: Randolph, Antonio, Tomkins, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Kouyate, Noble, Lanzini, Payet, Valencia, CarrollSubstitutes: Adrian, Obiang, Collins, Moses, Emenike, Hendrie, OxfordManchester United starting XI: De Gea, Fosu-Mensah, Smalling, Blind, Rojo, Carrick, Fellaini, Lingard, Herrera, Martial, RashfordSubstitutes: Romero, Valencia, Young, Schneiderlin, Mata, Memphis, Rooney Wayne Rooney playing for Manchester United 1last_img read more

Ohio State students dedicate capstone project to save wetland

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chip Tuson, Program Manager, Marketing & Communications for the Ohio State University Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental SciencesEach autumn, seniors majoring in Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering (FABE) at The Ohio State University begin a yearlong capstone design experience. Students form teams to address real-world problems sponsored university, local, and national clients and organizations. This year, 118 FABE students completed 23 projects. In addition, 39 Agricultural Systems Management (ASM) students also worked on 12 projects in a similar exercise.One group of ecological and biological engineering students chose a project close to home with those familiar with Ohio State’s Columbus campus: restoring the Carmack Woods. The Carmack Woods are a 6.5-acre undeveloped area on the west side of the Columbus Campus.“There was a point in time when the university considered developing the Carmack Woods area into a parking lot because they are losing a large parking area near medical campus,” said the team, consisting of ecological engineering majors Monica Backs, Lucas Froelich, Jake Radeff, Patrick Sanders, and biological engineering major Gio Papio. “Each of us listed this amongst our top requested projects because we each have a passion for the environment and preserving it for future generations.”The site was sponsored as a capstone project by the Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW). While Ohio State no longer plans to turn the area into a parking lot, FLOW hopes to keep the area protected — a goal that the student team believes will ultimately benefit the University.Under the University Sustainability Goals, Ohio State is planning to double the tree canopy converge on campus. By preserving the Carmack Woods, the group believes it can help Ohio State reach its sustainability goals while restoring the area to be a healthy wetland of benefit to the campus and local community.“Wetlands have a tremendous importance to environmental wellbeing. They can hold water for long amounts of time, which can heavily reduce the amount of toxins in water. Additionally, by holding storm water, wetlands slow storm water entering the sewer system, and can prevent erosion. Finally, wetlands store large amounts of carbon, preventing it from returning to the atmosphere,” the group said.The group began by delineating the area as a wetland, a major step in preserving the Carmack Woods for years to come: “Should Ohio State choose to develop Carmack Woods, it is required by law that any area delineated as a wetland would have to be ‘moved’ or re-established elsewhere for mitigation. These constructed wetlands take a long time to become established and are not as environmentally beneficial as naturally occurring wetlands. The mitigation process is also expensive, which is another factor the university should consider.”With the help of a Coca-Cola Sustainability Grant from the Office of Student Life Energy Management & Sustainability, the team was able to purchase equipment to remove harmful native plants and native species to plant in the woods.“Receiving the grant from Coca-Cola shifted our focus immensely. What started as a boardwalk design project became an invasive species removal and ecosystem re-establishment endeavor,” said the team.Previously, replacing the invasive honeysuckle plaguing the Carmack Woods with native plants would have been too expensive. But with funding from the grant, the group shifted focus to improving the ecological health and biodiversity of the area by replacing honeysuckle shrubs with native trees and plants. In order to see this goal through, the team sought help from the local and campus communities.“By opening up the site for students and the surrounding community, we hope to increase public interest in the area and bring awareness to the environmental importance of wetlands,” said the group. “Getting their hands dirty and helping preserve a natural area close to home will be an exciting, fulfilling and fun experience.”The outpouring of support was tremendous. “We have received a lot of help and donations from external sources such as FLOW, Coca-Cola, Green Columbus, MAD Scientists & Associates, LLC., Pay It Forward, Mount Leadership Society Scholars, and other student organizations on campus.”The Carmack Woods capstone team hosted three volunteer events over the months of March and April. With the help of hundreds of volunteers, the team was able to remove invasive species and plant over 500 native plants, shrubs, and seedlings in the woods.Though their project took place over a few months, the impact of this capstone team will be felt on the Columbus campus for years to come. To learn more about other capstone projects from FABE and ASM students, visit fabe.osu.edu and follow the department on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @OhioStateFABE. Or to become an industry sponsor and work with future Capstone teams, contact one of our FABE course instructors, Jane Fife at [email protected]last_img read more

Solar Leasing Looks for a Foothold in the South

first_imgIn Florida, it’s a petition driveA citizens’ group called Floridians for Solar Choice has launched a petition drive to put the question of third-party ownership on a statewide ballot next year. “End the solar eclipse in the Sunshine State,” the group’s website says.The proposal would amend the state constitution and rescind a restriction that now bars residents from purchasing electricity from anyone other than an electric utility.“It can remove the upfront cost for solar power systems and expand solar power options to residential and commercial tenants — thereby expanding the choice for solar choice to all Floridians,” the web site says.The group says efforts to change state law in the past have failed, because of “the undue influence of monopoly power companies.” Proposals never made it out of committee, prompting the effort to take the issue directly to voters.SEIA ranks Florida third in the country for solar potential, but 13th for installed solar capacity, in part because of the prohibition on power-purchase agreements. In all, Florida has 229 MW of installed solar capacity, enough for 26,400 homes. Florida and Georgia are among only a handful of states that prohibit third-party ownership of residential photovoltaic systems, but initiatives are underway in both states that would open the door to solar leases. PV Magazine reports that Republican Representative Mike Dudgeon has introduced a measure that would allow third-party ownership of residential systems of up to 10 kilowatts in capacity. The Solar Power Free-Market Financing Act of 2015 also would cover commercial systems with a capacity of up to 125 percent of a site’s power consumption.The measure would clear the way for companies like SolarCity that specialize in installing leased solar systems for homeowners who are unwilling or unable to cover the upfront costs of buying a system outright.The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) lists Georgia as 15th nationally with its 141 megawatts of installed solar electricity. That’s enough to power 15,300 homes, the trade group said.PV Magazine quoted market analysts as saying the potential for residential PV for the state’s 2.1 million single-family homes is roughly 10.5 gigawatts, an opportunity that is “clearly massive.”last_img read more

Formalin in fish: West Bengal government warns of stern action

first_imgIn the wake of reports about the presence of formalin in fish, the West Bengal government has started State-wide collection of samples and monitoring of major fish markets. “We will ensure that no one can sell such fish in Bengal… stern action will be taken against those who are found to be selling formalin-laced fish.” State Minister of Fisheries Chandranath Sinha said. The development comes after fish samples tested positive for formalin in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Assam. The Assam government on July 10 imposed a 10-day ban on import of fish from Andhra Pradesh and other States.last_img read more

Rabeh Al-Hussaini grateful for another chance at Blackwater after going AWOL

first_imgAl-Hussaini was also a vital piece in the team’s win scoring 11 points with four rebounds.The 6-foot-7 big man said he went into the game against the Dyip with a positive mindset.“I guess I have a different approach, because this is different from before I left,” said Al-Hussaini. “I changed everything, even the small changes counted because I see things differently now.”ADVERTISEMENT In his return, the Elite also snapped their four-game skid holding off Columbian 106-100 to get to a 2-6 record Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.READ: Elite will not tolerate Rabeh Al-Hussaini’s absence from teamFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAl-Hussaini was grateful for Blackwater head coach Bong Ramos for accepting him back to Elite despite the problems he caused during the offseason.“I’m really thankful to coach Bong because he gave me another shot, regardless of what happened in my personal life,” said Al-Hussaini in Filipino. Mac Belo breaks out of slump to rescue Blackwater MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Rabeh Al Hussaini returns. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It took some time but Rabeh Al-Hussaini is finally back in a Blackwater jersey in the PBA Philippine Cup.Al-Hussaini went off the Elite’s radar without a word a few weeks before the start of the 2019-2020 season but the beleaguered big man is now again ready to help the team.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more