PHOTOS: Break Science Takes Boulder’s Fox Theatre By Storm

first_imgLast night, live electronic duo Break Science continued their five-night Colorado run with a performance at Boulder’s beloved Fox Theatre on Friday, February 2nd. The Boulder show marked the fourth of five Break Science dates in Colorado featuring production by Pretty Lights production designer Greg Ellis, a.k.a. Lazer Shark. The Boulder Break Science performance featured support from ProbCause and Lyfto.EXCLUSIVE: Lazer Shark Talks Pretty Lights, The Phoebus Cartel, And Re:CreationBelow, thanks to photographer Andrew Rios, you can enjoy a beautiful gallery of photos from Break Science’s 2/2/18 performance at Boulder, CO’s Fox Theatre.Break Science’s 5-night, 5-city Colorado run concludes this evening, Saturday, February 3rd, at Ullr’s Tavern in Winter Park, CO. For a full list of upcoming performances from Break Science, head to the group’s website. Break Science | Fox Theatre | Boulder, CO | 2/2/18 | Photos: Andrew Rios Load remaining imagescenter_img [Cover photo: Andrew Rios]last_img read more

First Solar bounces back from slump expanding production and workforce in Ohio

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Blade:Three years ago, the mood around the First Solar Inc. complex in Perrysburg Township, Ohio was glum.The Tempe, Ariz.-based solar panel manufacturer announced the permanent layoff of about 450 employees as it phased out its older panels to make room for its new, larger Series 6 thin-film panels.The Series 6 went into production in mid-2018, and on Thursday the company commenced producing more of the Series 6 at a new plant that just opened in Lake Township.Their combined annual production capacity of 1.9 gigawatts — 600 megawatts at Perrysburg Township and 1.3 gigawatts at Lake Township, makes First Solar the largest solar manufacturer not just in the United States, but in the entire Western Hemisphere, the company said.The area workforce, which had dipped to around 800 after being just over 1,200, now stands at 1,400 employees.“Based on our customers’ needs, we have the ability to ship anywhere in the world. This added capacity positions us to expand our support within the U.S. solar sector with American-made manufacturing,” Jay Lake, a First Solar spokesman said via email.First Solar officials have always said that the Series 6, which is larger, more efficient, and up to 40 percent cheaper to manufacture than the older Series 4 panels, would be a game-changer for the company.Thin film technology, which is based on cadmium telluride, has a carbon footprint that’s up to six times lower than crystalline silicon solar panels made using conventional, energy-intensive production methods.The company is so convinced that the product will be a huge seller that it struck a deal with NSG Pilkington North America, a maker of sheet glass and the owner-operator of the Rossford glass plant, to invest $265 million to construct a 511,000-square-foot float glass plant in Wood County’s Troy Township.More: Three years after layoffs, First Solar producing like never before First Solar bounces back from slump expanding production and workforce in Ohiolast_img read more

13 men arrested during child solicitation investigation

first_imgMadison, IN — The City of Madison held a press conference yesterday regarding 13 men who were all arrested during an online investigation in Madison. Madison Police Department’s Crime Suppression Team began an online investigation in August, according to Madison Police Chief John Wallace. Wallace stated that many of the men arrested were from outside the city of Madison, traveling from Aurora, North Vernon, and even Michigan and Kentucky to meet with what they thought would be a minor. Chief Wallace added that the investigation, which has lasted over 300 hours so far, remains ongoing and more arrests are likely. Jefferson County Prosecutor David Sutter stated the 13 men arrested range in age from 24 to 63.Those arrested were:Bryton Wise, 26 of Lexington, Indiana: Charged with possession of marijuana, hash oil, or hashish; child solicitation; and sexual misconduct with a minor.Christopher Warren, 44 of Milton, Kentucky: Charged with child solicitation, possession of methamphetamine, and sexual misconduct with a minor.Jonathan Smith, 35 of Clarksville, Indiana: Charged with sexual misconduct with a minor, child solicitation, false informing, battery on a law enforcement officer, dissemination of matter harmful to minors, and resisting law enforcement.Michael Spradling, 30 of North Vernon, Indiana: Charged with child solicitation and attempted sexual misconduct with a minor.Travis Case, 27 of Madison, Indiana: Charged with sexual misconduct with a minor and child solicitation.Dillon Stewart, 24 of Madison, Indiana: Charged with providing obscene material/pornography to minors and child solicitation.Matthew Sowers, 47 of North Vernon, Indiana: Charged with sexual misconduct with a minor and child solicitation.John Barlett, 30 of Bloomington, Indiana: Charged with child solicitation and sexual misconduct with a minor.Adam Gaskins, 41 of Aurora, Indiana: Charged with possession of methamphetamine, sexual misconduct with a minor, possession of anabolic steroids, and child solicitation.Ray Bell, 57 of Madison, Indiana: Charged with possession of child pornography.Ryan Perdue, 37 of Scottsburg, Indiana: Charged with sexual misconduct with a minor and child solicitation.Dennis Mothersbaugh, 40, of North Vernon, Indiana: Charged with sexual misconduct with a minor, child solicitation, and resisting law enforcement.George Grosse, 63 of Hamilton, Michigan: Charged with sexual misconduct with a minor, possession of methamphetamine, and child solicitation.last_img read more

71 local teachers benefit from LRTT programme

first_imgBy Kizzy ColemanSome 71 teachers benefited from training during the Limited Resources Teachers Training (LRTT) programme, which was extended to Region One when a team comprising 23 inspirational teachers left their homes in the United States to visit Guyana.The programme, which was founded in 2011 by Tom Greenwood, who resided in Guyana for six years and married a Guyanese, was held in collaboration with the Education Ministry and Nations University.Being the fourth visit by the organisation to Guyana, trained teachers from countries such as the US, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand came to the local shores to share the skills which they have utilised over the years in the profession over a period of three weeks.The teachers visited some eight schools in the Region. Additionally, the teachers hosted four one-day workshops focusing on the six principles of education which is expected to assist the Region One teachers with self-sustenance.Director of School of the Nations, Dr Brian O’Toole, described the visit which is to be done twice yearly, as a fruitful one and a tremendous success.“We are very excited about the possibilities…We are particularly excited to partner with LRTT because what they do is exciting,” O’Toole said on Sunday.However, in order for the programme to continue along a successful path, Nations will be providing a certificate programme through the Cambridge University for the trainees as well as the trainers.“If only they come in for a few weeks and leave, there would be no continuity. So when we had discussions with Greenwood, we decided to partner together on aThe visiting group of teacherscertificate programme that we are doing from the Cambridge University, a certificate in educational leadership… the visiting teachers will be a part of the training in the certificate programme so that they can see what they can do to support the said programme,” O’Toole disclosed.Memorable experienceGuyana Times sat down and chatted with a number of the visiting teachers who shared their experiences, delightfully so.Elizabeth Journo said: “I’m new out of college and thought that this would be an opportunity to see the world and to see what our countries are doing in education. I really didn’t have any expectations, but it was very inspiring and humbling at the same time. I saw teachers that love their students and the creativity is just amazing, I was floored by how creative the teachers that we worked with were.”While Jamie Joyce, whose love of travelling and teaching led her to join LRTT, explained, “I love to travel and I’ve always worked in education, so throughout my years I have been looking for a programme that would marry the two and that’s when I came across LRTT and their mission. I feel grateful to be able to help with every child to be able to receive an education. It was humbling to see the change and the excitement from before and after we left,”Brittany Barran, who was used to working in low-income areas, said: “I have been teaching for five years and I live in Chicago so I’m used to working in low-income areas; however, I felt like I needed to expand that into other parts of the world. So this programme just kind of fell into my lap. My experience here has been memorable, the people have been hospitable: kind, caring, they make us feel like we were a part of their family, which is something that you don’t always feel in the United States … I feel like I learned just as much if not more from the teachers.”“I have been teaching for 25 years and my job now is as an instructional coach inA LRTT teacher sits in a classroom in Region One as the class teacher pursues her day’s workthe classrooms. I love to work with teachers; I love to see them grow and the excitement for children when they get to do new things. I watched teachers really embrace us and really accept us and I realised that we really are all the same and in it for the same reasons and that is for the children,” another teacher, Juliana Smyth, related. She added, “I was at a river school and I watch these children come to school canoeing and they were paddling themselves and this was very powerful to watch. They were at school before the teachers and when we got there, they were waving at us. I’ve grown as a professional and as a person as well, and to be able to take this home with me and to talk to others about this experience is just amazing.”The teachers who visited are Lexa Hernandez, Eric Dejesus, Summer Hass, Chelsey Smith, Brittany Barran, Jobeth Aenchbacher, Bola Disu, Kristen Quintana, Juliana Smyth, Monica Benn, Eugenia Damron, Ramona Gray, Liz Giradot, Tyler Thomas, Mary Louise Delaney, Trish Milhiser, Misty Butterfield, Natasha Woode, Silvia Gonzalez, Abby Hubber, Debricka Peete, Jamie Joyce, and Lisa Narramore. LRTT is a global teacher movement of some 1500 teachers who have to date recorded training 3750 teachers in 11 countries. Their motto is “Every child has a right to quality education, regardless of the context they are born into.”The 23 teachers who visited Guyana will be journeying back to their homelands today.last_img read more