The Nor’easters call their home field at Carey Stadium “The Beach House.”Ocean City’s amateur soccer team, the Nor’easters, face the New York Red Bulls in a match to benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey’s “Feed the Storm Drive” 7 p.m. Saturday (June 20) at Carey Stadium, Sixth Street and Boardwalk.Fans donating non-perishable foods will receive $1 off per item, maximum 2 items. Purchase tickets at www.oceancityfc.com/tickets.The Nor’easters are a professionally run amateur soccer club competing in North America’s top amateur league, the Premier Development League (PDL). The 65-team PDL is the fourth level of soccer in the United States, below the professional leagues: Major League Soccer (MLS), North American Soccer League (NASL) and United Soccer League (USL). As part of PDL, Nor’easters’ players have the ability to compete during the summer months in a professional environment while maintaining their collegiate eligibility and pursuing their academic goals.More than 30 alumni have moved on to play professionally. Most recently, 2012 Eastern Conference Goalkeeper of the Year John McCarthy, 2014 Nor’easters team captain Shawn McLaws, and 2013 championship team member Timi Mulgrew advanced to play professionally in Major League Soccer with Philadelphia Union, New York Red Bulls and New England Revolution, respectively.The Nor’easters will compete against The Red Bulls Under 23 Squad in a Mid-Atlantic Conference match-up on Saturday.For more information on the Ocean City Nor’easters or to “Follow the Storm,” check out the team at www.oceancityfc.com/followthestorm or text “FOLLOWTHESTORM” to 22828 to join the “Storm Watch” e-newsletter.
Beloved soul rockers The Nth Power are bringing an Abundance of music to New York this weekend, hitting the Highline Ballroom on June 12th. The show comes as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival running throughout NYC in the month of June, and it wouldn’t be a proper Jazz Festival without some top tier collaborations.Fortunately for fans, the show will feature two great musicians, as funk legends Bernard Purdie and Ivan Neville will be on hand to lend their talents to the Nth Power grooves. Purdie is a pioneer of funk rhythms, keeping the beat steady behind the drums for Aretha Franklin, James Brown and countless others throughout his career. Meanwhile, Neville is NOLA royalty, keeping himself on the road with his uber-funky ensemble, Dumpstaphunk.The two will meet up with The Nth Power, who are fresh off their first full length album release, Abundance. The group is bringing it harder than ever, and we can’t wait to catch this show on Sunday! You can find more details here. Animus Rexx (ft. James Casey of Trey Anastasio Band) and The Reign of Kindo will be on as support.Want to win a pair of tickets for the event? Enter the contest below! The promotion, so there’s no time like the present!
The holidays are right around the corner along with the busiest shopping days of the year. In all the excitement of buying and receiving gifts this holiday season, the Vermont State E-Cycles Program is reminding people to properly dispose of their old items. Amongst this year’s top gifts are likely to be TVs, laptops, computers, and computer assessories, along with all the other latest electonic toys and devices. When disposing of electronics, remember that electronics don’t belong in your trash. Instead, use one of more than 90 drop off locations in the state that participate in the Vermont E-Cycles Program. The Vermont State E-Cycles Program provides free drop-off for the collection of computers, monitors, televisions, printers, and computer peripherals (e.g., mouse, keyboard, scanner) from VermontHouseholds, 501c3 Charities, School Districts and Small Businesses with 10 or fewer employees. Other electronic devices, such as stereos, MP3 players, cell phones, and other electronics will also be accepted at these locations for a small fee. As of today, over 90 collection sites and special collection events have partnered with the Program, with more expected to sign up to offer a convenient set of collection locations as required by the State Standard Plan. To date, the Program has collected nearly 1.7 million pounds of recyclable electronic devices, with a goal of collecting over three million pounds by the end of next June. Prompted by legislation, this ongoing collection Program has permanent, year-round collection locations statewide. The free service is available for Vermont covered entities to drop-off any of the specific covered devices listed above at any one of the existing locations across the state. For an up-to-date list of the locations and collection events accepting electronics under the Free Program, please visitwww.vtecycles.org(link is external) and look for ‘Where Can I Recycle?’.The Northeast Resource Recovery Association and its partners, the Association of Vermont Recyclers and Good Point Recycling in Middlebury were selected from a competitive State RFP process in late April based on their ability to provide oversight and transparency to a very detailed tracking process required for the State of Vermont’s Manufacturer- funded E-Cycles Program. Many recyclers are providing data destruction services to covered entities. However, it is the responsibility of the owner of the electronic device to ensure the security of any personal data on the device. To learn more about how to keep information on your computer safe before you drop it off at a collection location, general questions about the program, or for list of permanent collection locations visitwww.vtecycles.org(link is external) or call 1-855-6ECYCLE. For businesses, potential collection locations, and transfer stations that want to find out more about how they might participate in the program, or questions about the Program, please contact NRRA at (800) 223-0150 ext. 19 or email [email protected](link sends e-mail).
Argentina Pushes for $20 Billion in Renewables Investments FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Benedict Mander for the Financial Times:With a large expanse of semi-desert in its north, Argentina is one of the windiest and sunniest places in the world. Centre-right president Mauricio Macri is hoping to attract up to $20bn over the next decade as part of a target to generate a fifth of Argentina’s power from renewable energy sources by 2025 — compared with less than 1 per cent today.“We want to be a key player in renewables. It’s a hot sector,” says Marcelo Mindlin, chief executive of Pampa Energia, which bid to invest about $400m in an auction last month that the government hopes will drive more than $2bn in investments this year to provide 1,000 megawatts of mostly wind and solar energy.Argentina’s effort to develop renewable energy comes amid a broader push by developing countries, whose investments in renewables surpassed those of developed nations for the first time in 2015 as generation costs fell. Last year also marked the first time there was more new generation capacity from renewable energy than from all other technologies combined.Although China accounted for more than a third of global investment in renewables of $286bn last year, Latin America is piling in too. Mexico and Chile more than doubled investment in renewables last year, while more than half of Uruguay’s power is now from renewable sources, with hydroelectricity providing most of the rest.Similar success in Argentina, which some analysts rate as the most interesting investment opportunity in renewables anywhere, would offset disappointment at the pace of new investments into the huge Vaca Muerta shale formation in Patagonia. Although it boasts some of the largest reserves of shale oil and gas in the world, Vaca Muerta has so far failed to take off due to low oil prices and high drilling costs.Full item ($): Argentina turns to renewable energy