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With landfill closure on horizon, ACUA explores waste-conversion technology
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With landfill closure on horizon, ACUA explores waste-conversion technology

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — With the Atlantic County Utilities Authority landfill set to close in the next few years, officials are searching for a new way to handle waste, particularly through emerging “waste conversion” technologies.Among the new technologies available are processes that can convert the trash into energy either through the combination of electricity and high temperatures in plasma gasification, or a mechanical/biological treatment that sorts the trash, removing recyclables and then converting what remains, either through composting or an anaerobic digestion process that leaves behind a refuse-derived fuel. As part of the process, the refuse that remains can be as little as one-tenth of what now ends up in a landfill.All of these new forms of transforming wa...
Local companies, groups part of $60 million initiative for energy technology company startups | Local Business News
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Local companies, groups part of $60 million initiative for energy technology company startups | Local Business News

State energy companies Williams, ONEOK and Devon Energy, along with venture capital firm Energy Innovation Capital (EIC) and tech-focused nonprofit Tulsa Innovation Labs (TIL) are collaborating to transform the area into a hub for energy technology startups.Spearheaded by EIC, the initiative seeks to attract energy technology startups to the region with access to resources that include free office space and custom startup support services. EIC also provides access to early-stage capital with a $50 million fund and assist startups to pilot forward-looking technologies with founding corporate partners Williams and ONEOK, both of which are headquartered in Tulsa, and Devon Energy, based in Oklahoma City. Check out our latest digital-only offer and subscribe nowBy boosting ...
Cardi B wants her kids to ‘ball’ | Entertainment
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Cardi B wants her kids to ‘ball’ | Entertainment

Cardi B is happy to indulge her children.The chart-topping rap star - who has Kulture, four, and Wave, 12 months, with her husband Offset - is determined to "ball" during her adult life after she struggled for money during her own childhood.Cardi, 29 - who married Offset in 2017 - wrote on Twitter: "I know I can be a little extra when it comes to my kids but I ain’t really had s*** growing up soooo yea imma ball (sic)"Cardi is now one of the best-selling artists in the world and has already won a host of awards during her rap career.But the 'WAP' hitmaker previously claimed she was actually happier before she became famous.Cardi - who worked as a stripper b...
Heilman: Fair chase can be compromised by improvements in technology | Local Sports
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Heilman: Fair chase can be compromised by improvements in technology | Local Sports

As I paddled the canoe across the lake earlier this week, a moment of serenity settled in nicely and caught me unaware.The breeze cut across the bow perfectly. The lapping of tiny waves under the hull and dripping of water from my paddle were the only sounds to be heard. The sensation of gliding was so effortless it was tantamount to weightlessness.In such a moment, I felt I was nearly at one with the canoe and the water. Everything else in life melted away. It struck me how simple, yet rare, it is to experience that kind of feeling, with the noise and distractions of our “advanced” modern life.Then I returned to ...
Christiansburg council approves change regarding pool halls | Govt and Politics
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Christiansburg council approves change regarding pool halls | Govt and Politics

CHRISTIANSBURG — The town council approved a code change this past week that provides a path for the opening of billiards or pool halls where alcoholic beverages are also sold.The council, on a 5-0 vote, approved an amendment that allows billiards in a room where alcoholic beverages are being sold only if the elected body grants a conditional use permit.Councilwoman Tanya Hockett abstained from the vote and explained her reasons.“Where my husband is general manager of Bull & Bones, at one point they could take advantage of this change,” she said. “I feel like I need to abstain from this vote.”Bull & Bones is a restaurant and brewery in Blacksburg that also features pool tables as part of the entertainment.The recent code change was prompted by business owner Ron...
Council to adopt ARPA policies | Govt. and Politics
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Council to adopt ARPA policies | Govt. and Politics

The city of Morganton is expected to take some steps toward officially deciding how to spend millions of dollars from the federal government to help recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.Council members will decide whether to adopt seven policies on non-discrimination, records retention, conflicts of interest, eligible uses, cost principles, property management and program income for funds allotted to the city by the American Rescue Plan Act.Morganton received more than $4.8 million in ARPA funding, and the policies the council will decide on Monday night are required by the act. Information from the city said the rules were drafted by city attorney Louis Vinay, and modeled after sample policies developed by the UNC School of Government.The policies must be adopted before ...
Out & About | Arts & Entertainment
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Out & About | Arts & Entertainment

The McKinney Center and Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts will host an open house for fall classes Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is underway for all upcoming classes. Faculty will be present for questions and demonstrations. Registration will be open until Aug. 20 for most classes. Students can register online at mckinneycenter.com. For more information contact McKinney Center Director Theresa Hammons at theresah@jonesboroughtn.org or 423-753-0562.The Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University presents “Local Art in the Age of the 2020 Global Pandemic,” an exhibition featuring the work of 40 artists living or working in T...
West Davenport businesses start petition opposing two-way traffic conversion | Business & Economy
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West Davenport businesses start petition opposing two-way traffic conversion | Business & Economy

Business owners on the two east-west one-ways in Davenport don’t all agree a downtown Davenport business organization's assertion that switching to two-way traffic could boost business.At Sweet Delite, 1901 W 4th St., “save our one-ways” stickers, buttons, and a petition opposing the conversion sits out for patrons to pick up or sign.The seasonal ice cream parlor owners don’t want 3rd and 4th streets to change. They would welcome a resurfacing, as the city plans to do no matter what, but not two-way traffic. Part-owner Alan Goacher said they're most concerned about the conversion's effects on pedestrian safety, confusion with a new system, updating signage, and making it inconvenient for customers to stop by."If they do it, and it is an inconvenience, people might take ...