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Grid CEO: No need for federal coal, nuclear bailout

first_imgGrid CEO: No need for federal coal, nuclear bailout FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Washington Examiner:The operator of the largest power market in America released a report Thursday finding that its electricity supply would hold up against a range of threats, providing evidence against the Trump administration case for preserving coal and nuclear plants.“The PJM system is reliable today and will remain reliable into the future,” the grid operator, PJM Interconnection, said in an eight-page summary of a much-anticipated report slated for full release in December.Andrew Ott, president and CEO of PJM, amplified that assertion later Thursday during a press conference in Washington D.C. “The grid is more reliable today than it’s ever been,” Ott said.PJM covers a large territory representing 65 million people in 13 states from Illinois to Virginia.The report weighs against the Trump administration’s interest in using emergency power to keep coal and nuclear plants alive.“We think government intervention is unnecessary,” Ott said. “Nothing in our report would say there is a specific need for a specific fuel source. We are fuel neutral.”More: Largest power grid operator dismisses the threat of coal and nuclear plant closureslast_img read more

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GRIN AND BEAR IT: After rocky first quarter, Syracuse rallies to blowout win

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Ryan Nassib missed the opening. It was there, if he had just tucked the ball and ran a second or so earlier. But by the time he had scampered for three yards, the Maine defense closed on him. Fourth and goal at the four. Nassib stared at the possibility — another halftime deficit to Maine. And he hoped Doug Marrone would give him one more shot to cap a momentous series that would alter Syracuse’s fortunes against lowly Maine. Nassib’s worries were soon put aside. For Marrone, down by four, it was touchdown or bust. And for Nassib, it was touchdown. ‘I was a little surprised,’ Nassib said of his coach’s decision. ‘I was hoping he was going to go for it. I’m just happy he gave me the ball.’ With his touchdown strike to Jose Cruz that ensued on fourth down, Nassib and the SU offense erased one poor half of play and shifted momentum in favor of the Orange going into the locker room. Syracuse (2-1) rode the momentum the rest of the way, never looking back in an eventual 38-14 blowout of the Black Bears (1-2) in front of 37,758 inside the Carrier Dome on Saturday. The win was SU’s first in a home opener since 2004.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Nassib had five touchdown passes, setting an SU record. He finished 19-for-28 for 260 yards on the day. Only 1-for-4 in the first quarter, Nassib perhaps best exemplified the shift in the Orange’s play in the second quarter, culminating in the touchdown pass to Cruz with 27 seconds left in the half. ‘There was no doubt that we were going to score,’ Cruz said. ‘There wasn’t even a word in the huddle saying, ‘Oh, we have to get this.’ We came out confident, and we were ready to score the touchdown.’ The touchdown marked the turning point. Because in the first half, Maine looked like the dominant, confident team team. The FBS team. And the Big East team. The Black Bears started off the game with a trick play of sorts — a reverse handoff on the kickoff return that Desmon Randall promptly returned to the Syracuse 31-yard line. After that, though, Maine kept it simple. Simple and methodical. There was the 14-play, 84-yard drive that took almost eight minutes off the clock in the first quarter, culminating in a Warren Smith quarterback keeper that he took 10 yards to the end zone. And there was the five-play, 56-yard drive in which Warren found a wide-open Justin Perillo in the left corner of the end zone. ‘I am definitely not the ‘Here we go again’ type,’ Marrone said. ‘I look at things differently. I thought it was a great opportunity to see what we were made of. … There are probably some people out there saying, ‘Here we go again.’ I know I wasn’t one of them, and I don’t think our players were.’ The Orange started to show Marrone, and tide started to change, when Doug Hogue forced a fumble in wrapping up Warren Smith. Fellow linebacker Derrell Smith pounced on the ball, giving SU the ball on Maine’s 24-yard line. The forced fumble came directly after Maine running back Derek Session dropped a sure touchdown pass near midfield. Session found himself past SU cornerback Mike Holmes and the SU defense, but he proceeded to turn his head and look ahead, losing sight of the ball as it bounced off his chest. ‘We picked up the next play and didn’t allow that play to get us down,’ Smith said. ‘It was just a mishap. I’m not sure what happened, the next play we came out and we played our defense.’ Down 14-10, Nassib and the offense embarked on the game-changing drive. After moving to Maine’s eight-yard line, SU sputtered the first three tries at goal. But on fourth and goal, Nassib improvised and scrambled right, eventually flinging a perfect strike to a falling-down Cruz for the momentous touchdown. Syracuse kept its pedal to the floor all the way through the third quarter. Nassib launched 20-plus-yard touchdown passes to wide-open Alec Lemon, Nick Provo and Van Chew. Two plays into the fourth quarter, SU had a 24-point lead and the game in hand. And it spring-boarded from Marrone’s decision, Nassib’s throw and Cruz’s catch that Doug Hogue said had the Orange energized at halftime. The opening was there, and this time, Nassib seized it. And going into the locker room, SU had shown Marrone enough to give them an energized proclamation at halftime. Said Marrone: ‘I told them, ‘We’re winning a football game.” bplogiur@syr.edu Published on September 17, 2010 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Commentslast_img read more

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Match between the U-18 Teams of the Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina ended with a Draw

first_imgThe second friendly match between the U-18 teams of the Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was played in Podgorica on Friday, ended with a draw 1:1.The home team took the lead in the 7th minute with a goal of Lazar Mijović, and equalization to the BH team was brought by Ivan Grgić at the beginning of the second half.The first match played two days ago ended with Montenegro’s victory of 2:0.Montenegro – Bosnia and Herzegovina 1:1 (1:0)FK Budućnost Training Camp, PodgoricaReferee: Marko Ćupić (Montenegro)Goals: 1:0 Mijović (7th), 1:1 Grgić (46th)Yellow cards: Mijović, Ivezić (Montenegro)Montenegro: Nikola Ivezić, Milan Radović, Milun Joković, Nemanja Božović, Nikola Vukotić, Elvin Marisenović (68thminute, Aleksa Ćetković), Jovan Dašić (68th minute, Dušan Vuković), Todor Šekularac (46th minute, Marko Vujačić), Lazar Mijović (46th minute, Filip Tmušić), Ognjen Bakić (82nd minute, Damjan Mugoša), Eldin Rastoder. Head Coach: Slobodan DraškovićBosnia and Herzegovina: Luka Damjanović, Luka Brandić, Filip Račić, Mustafa Šukilović, Dejan Popara (46th minute, Enver Kulašin), Denis Alijagić (46th minute, Obren Kljajić), Ivan Grgić, Dino Okanović (46th minute, Mustafa Trako), Dominik Peštić (67th minute, Ervin Burzić), Dženan Čerimagić (67th minute, Eldar Mulaosmanović), Petar Šetka. Head Coach: Slaven Musalast_img read more

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