Draker selected to monitor 11 solar PV projects

first_imgAbout RAIFounded in 1974 by Raymond I. Angelini, RAI is a solar construction, general construction, electrical contracting and testing firm servicing commercial clients in NJ, PA, DE and MD. Originally established as an electrical contracting company, RAI formed a solar division in 2004 and has since completed solar projects throughout NJ, PA, DE and MD. To learn more about Ray Angelini, Inc. visit www.raiservices.com(link is external)  or call the Sewell, NJ-based headquarters at 856-228-5566. Draker Labs, a provider of high performance turnkey monitoring systems for large commercial and utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, has been selected by Ray Angelini Services, Incorporated (RAI), to monitor 11 solar projects located throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Seven of the projects have been commissioned and the remaining ones are currently under development. The projects include a mix of commercial sites and educational institutions.According to Gregg Barchi, Director of Operations and Maintenance at RAI, the decision to select Draker followed a comprehensive review of monitoring vendors. ‘We wanted a complete, end-to-end solution from a single vendor with a proven track record in commercial PV monitoring. Draker is unique in that they have been providing monitoring hardware, web interfaces and field services for over 10 years. They have deep commercial experience and provide a level of technical guidance we rarely see from other vendors. We’re very pleased with our decision to standardize on Draker’s technology and services and look forward to continuing to partner with them on future projects.’ About DrakerDraker Laboratories provides highly accurate and reliable monitoring solutions that help owners and operators of commercial-scale PV systems maximize the efficiency and profitability of their solar assets.  As a supplier of end-to-end monitoring solutions, Draker’s turnkey systems combine proven field instrumentation with an intuitive web-based data management system and unmatched customer support.www.drakerlabs.com(link is external) (March 28, 2011 – Burlington, VT)center_img Draker CEO Charles ‘Chach’ Curtis, cited the RAI partnership as an important milestone in solidifying the company’s position as a leader in commercial PV monitoring. ‘As one of the premier east coast solar developers, Ray Angelini enjoys a stellar reputation for technical excellence and quality support services. We are thrilled to have been chosen by them to monitor their PV projects and look forward to a long and healthy partnership between the two companies.’last_img read more

School of Social Work creates program for youths

first_imgLos Angeles County and the USC School of Social Work are now offering at-home mental health services for at-risk youth aged 12 to 21. This online mental health service is designed for youth who experience mild to moderate psychiatric symptoms, depression, anxiety disorders, trauma or other mental health concerns.Operated by USC Telehealth and the School of Social Work, this online program will match licensed social workers and Masters of Social Work interns with at-risk youth. These therapy sessions will occur via Citrix, a secure internet platform that operates much like Skype.“The county will identify youth to participate in this project, providing them with virtual mental health services which act as preventative measures to keep them out of the child welfare system,” L.A. County Health Deputy Karla Sayles said. “With this new project, we hope to keep youth who are at risk of entering the foster care system stabilized and with their families.”To gain access to these services, youth can refer themselves to the Department of Children and Family Services or be referred by members of their community who are concerned about their domestic lives. Once an individual is referred, an investigation of the child’s home life is conducted and the department determines if the youth is at-risk. If it is determined that the youth is struggling with mental health issues that his or her family is unable to provide for, the child will be referred to the Department of Mental Health which will then offer services to address the individual’s needs.USC School of Social Work Dean Marilyn Flynn highlighted the importance of serving children in particular.“It makes sense to help people at the earliest stage,” Flynn said. “It is not that older adults are not suffering — they are — but this is very much a prevention measure in the sense that if we provide support, a sense of hope and alternatives to people in their early years, then the benefits and protective factors will last a lifetime.”Flynn also noted that this program offers a way for individuals who feel uncomfortable with traditional in-person therapy sessions or who do not have adequate transportation to receive aid.“People differ a lot in the way they like to receive help. Some people may not want to walk to a clinic or be seen in a waiting room,” Flynn said. “This element of anonymity at-home services offer acts as a form of protection that is especially meaningful to certain individuals.”Flynn also explained that online services give the patient a sense of power and comfort.“People often feel more in control when using telemental health,” Flynn said. “Maybe it is because they can turn off the screen when they want to, or maybe it is because the sessions are occurring in the comfort of their own homes.”Sayles emphasized that by introducing technology to change the way mental health services are offered, a greater number of struggling individuals can receive the assistance they need.“Technology makes this service accessible for people of this generation because youth these days are used to getting answers quickly and engaging with people over social media,” Sayles said. “This program is particularly in line with this generation because it gives individuals access to mental health services when and where they need it.”last_img read more

Wellington girls eighth grade off to great start

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Middle School basketball season got started Tuesday night with games against Haysville. The WMS girls teams had no trouble with Haysville. The boys split. The results are as follows: Eighth grade girls A: Wellington 61  Haysville 12Scoring:  Avery Rusk 27,  Mekenna Adams 15, Shayland French 13, Gracie Fink 4, Abby Lowe 2Other stats: Rebounds-  French 8, Adams 6, Fink 5, Rusk 5, Lowe 3 Jones 2, Ast 1Assists-  Adams 9, Fink 2, Rusk 2, French 1, Lowe 1, Ast 1Steals-  Adams 5, Rusk 4, French 2, Lowe 2, Ast 17th/8th B Game (Combined squad)Wellington 24  Haysville 19Scoring:  Reese Heasty 8, Brooke McCorkle 6, Abby Lowe 4, Arielle Pottier 2, Kiliegh Peninger 2, Savannah Ybarra 2.7th grade girls: Wellington 47 Haysville 8 (no individual girls stats available).Eighth grade boys A: Wellington 40 Haysville 28Eighth grade boys B: Wellington 32 Haysville 30.Seventh grade boys A: Haysville 35 Wellington 30Seventh grade boys B: Haysville 25 Wellington 21. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Why the Padres, A’s and Mets could surprise in 60-game MLB season

first_imgLast year, for example, the Phillies and Rangers held postseason spots through 60 contests. They finished September nowhere near that mark.MORE: Free-agent signings who will make biggest differenceWith that in mind, here are a handful of teams with the boom-or-bust potential that meshes well with an abridged season:PadresThe Padres were a trendy pick to contend for a wild-card spot last year but faded fast after an OK first month. Still, they flashed the tools to succeed in a shortened season amid that otherwise disappointing campaign.Because beefy bullpens could be of the utmost importance in a sprint of a season — think of how managers treat the playoffs — San Diego’s strength toward the end of games is crucial. Despite the injury losses of Trey Wingenter and Andres Munoz, the Padres have a nice collection of young, high-upside relievers. Among the inexperienced, gas-throwing hurlers to watch are Gerardo Reyes, Adrian Morejon, Michel Baez and possibly MacKenzie Gore, a top prospect who made the team’s 60-player pool and has impressed in camp. Then there are the proven commodities to help out around the seventh and eighth, such as Drew Pomeranz, Emilio Pagán and Craig Stammen. Kirby Yates remains an excellent stopper for the ninth inning.The rest of the roster isn’t too shabby, though quality depth in a couple of spots might be a problem. If starting pitchers Dinelson Lamet and Garrett Richards can stay healthy for two months to solidify the rotation, and third baseman Manny Machado gets going at the plate, the Padres could run up their win tally against the bottom-dwelling Rockies and Giants, better the evenly matched Diamondbacks and sneak into October as a wild-card entrant.A’sNo team has gotten as hot as Oakland at its peak over the past two years — during the second halves of 2018 and 2019 combined, the A’s went 108-54. In a rare turn of events for the club, most key roster components are returning for a third straight year. Plus, manager Bob Melvin’s pitching staff is designed to put a heavy burden on its bullpen, a sound strategy considering there aren’t enough games for back-end pieces to wear down.There’s also a lot of pressure. Like in 2002 and 2014, the A’s know they are likely about to shed stars to free agency and must break through soon. Marcus Semien hits the open market this offseason, and Matt Chapman and Matt Olson are a year away from arbitration. Oakland has not responded well to October stress since the turn of the century.What following baseball long enough teaches spectators, though, is that there is no such thing as destiny, good or bad. The “cursed” White Sox, Red Sox, Cubs and Nationals have won the World Series over the past 20 years. Supposed teams of destiny, such as the 2007 Rockies and 2012 A’s, have been bounced unceremoniously. Even the Yankees have gone 11 years without a title.So, the snakebitten nature of Oakland squads in recent memory should not rule out a dominant run through a talented set of AL teams in 2020. This group is tight-knit and capable of surprising those who doubt its ability to advance further than the past two years.MetsThe Mets have so many players who could either be fantastic or non-entities, and the possibility of those guys moving in the right direction this year makes New York an NL East sleeper. Yoenis Cespedes and Jed Lowrie played in a combined nine games last year while making almost $33 million. Cespedes is back and looking better than expected during exhibitions, but Lowrie is still experiencing lower-body pain. Jeff McNeil and J.D. Davis were phenomenal at the plate last year with minimal track records of MLB success. Robinson Cano, once a regular All-Star, was miserable in all facets of the game. The Mets would be thrilled to have three of the above five players hit at an above-average level to form a decent lineup around Pete Alonso.A host of Mets pitchers could go either way as well. Is Edwin Diaz OK? Can Dellin Betances return from a year lost to injury as a stud? Does Jeurys Familia have a bounce-back season in him? Will Steven Matz ever be able to fulfill his promise? There’s a really good staff here in one universe and one full of meltdowns in another. Mets fans, largely cynical by nature, will expect the worst. Still, they have the right to be excited given the potential payoff if their most volatile players enjoy positive small-sample runs. One of MLB’s defining features is its large sample size compared with other sports. The baseball regular season typically does a pretty good job of sorting out the most talented teams from the pretenders.The 2020 campaign, though, brings a different dynamic. With 60 games instead of 162, there will most likely be clubs reaching the playoffs that ordinarily would finish far outside contention.last_img read more