Third geothermal test wells proves to be promising

first_img Share Tweet Test wells in Wotten WavenOfficials of the Geothermal Energy Project in the Roseau Valley have recorded positive developments in the ongoing exploratory phase of the project.On Wednesday the third well located in Wotten Waven was officially tested.Will Osborne of the geothermal resource group told GIS news that this morning’s exercise proved rewarding for engineers.“This is a WW1, excellent result; it looks very strong so far… The potential I would guess is about a couple of megawatts at least but it’s only partially open. This is just a small diameter test well so for a smaller well, this is a very good result.”Alexis George of the Geothermal Energy Project spoke with GIS news on Wednesday morning about the exercise and what it could mean for Dominica’s energy production pursuits.“The well looks very good so far, we still have to determine how much energy it has but so far it’s very good… This was a good decision that they actually took to go ahead with the exploration. It’s been a number of years that we’ve been speaking about geothermal energy. Finally we got the chance to do the testing and prove the resource so now it’s nothing but a positive outlook for the geothermal energy project in Dominica.”George explained what’s next for the island’s geothermal energy project.“Next we will be compiling all the results from the three wells. [We will] then find out the size of the reservoir, the quality to see how much mega watts we can generate from the reservoir and then we’ll be looking at a small power plant possibly…”Government Information Service Sharing is caring! LocalNews Third geothermal test wells proves to be promising by: – July 2, 2012center_img 30 Views   2 comments Share Sharelast_img read more

For heart’s sake: Jerry softens on flower vendors

first_img“Paramahapos sa tanan,” said Treñas ofhis decision to go soft on the vendors. “Parakon sin-o gusto maghatag bulak sa imo, mahapusan siya kon diin mabakal.” ILOILO City – Mayor Jerry Treñas isallowing flower vendors to do business at Jaro Plaza and on the sidewalks ofthe Iloilo Central Market but only for two days – today and tomorrow,Valentine’s Day. Treñas previously banned vendors frompublic plazas. He also ordered the removal of all sidewalk obstructions,including vendors. Flower vendors were among thosedisplaced when the city government started clearing sidewalks beginning Augustlast year. In the City Proper, most flowervendors positioned themselves on the sidewalk outside the Iloilo CentralMarket. When the city government started clearing the sidewalks, theytransferred inside the market./PNlast_img read more

McIlroy maintains Palm Beach lead

first_imgRory McIlroy continued to head the field midway through the Honda Classic, with a second-round 66 maintaining his one-shot lead over the chasing pack. Press Association Behind Henley were two Britons on seven under, England’s Lee Westwood and Russell Knox of Scotland, with Welshman Jamie Donaldson one of three men on six under. McIlroy was struggling for form this time last year and hit a real low point at Palm Beach when he withdrew midway through his second round complaining of fatigue. “It’s a different end of the spectrum I guess,” McIlroy told “I wasn’t quite comfortable with my golf swing. I was still tinkering with equipment. I just wasn’t feeling in control of, you know, what I needed to be in control of. “This year is obviously a lot different.” McIlroy put his improved form in Florida this time around down to regaining his confidence. “When you hit a few good shots, your confidence can go up quite quickly but then you hit one bad one, it can sort of go down again and that’s where I was sort of most of last year,” he said. “Now I feel I’m happy with where my swing is, and even if I do hit a loose shot, I can get over it much quicker and much easier because I have the confidence in what I’m doing.” De Jonge, who carded eight birdies in his six-under 64, could have been level with McIlroy but for a bogey on his final hole, the par-four ninth. Knox was blemish-free as he sunk seven birdies in his 63, which matched the best of the day, while Westwood carded six birdies against a single bogey for a 65. Luke Donald kept up a good day for the British contingent as he moved into a share of ninth on five under with a 68, while further down the leaderboard compatriot Paul Casey just made the cut at level par, as did Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia. Among those falling just the wrong side of the line were Phil Mickeson and Angel Cabrera, with Padraig Harrington, David Lynn, Darren Clarke and 2013 champion Michael Thompson also among those who missed out. Among the early starters in Palm Beach on day two, the Northern Irishman recovered from two bogeys in his opening three holes to sink six birdies and move to 11 under for the tournament. That saw McIlroy, who held a one-shot lead at the end of the opening day, maintain his advantage, with Zimbabwe’s Brendon de Jonge the nearest challenger on 10 under, two clear of Russell Henley. last_img read more

F-M volleyball teams take late-season defeats

first_imgSome more excitement awaited boys volleyball teams from Fayetteville-Manlius and Jamesville-DeWitt last week, even if their results did not exactly match expectations.F-M, in particular, met frustration in last Wednesday’s match against Baldwinsville. After losing the first set 25-20, the Hornets pulled out a tight second set 27-25 and then won the third 25-18.But the Bees made a rally of its own, getting the fourth set 25-21 and, in a fifth-set race to 15, claiming the match 15-11 as Carter Healey earned 43 assists, feeding it to the likes of Aidan Priest (17 kills) and Bradford Doubleday (14 kills). On the Hornets’ side, Andersen Fuller led with 13 kills, just ahead of Cyrus Felton’s total of 10 kills. Isaac Frechette and Devin Kapral each got four kills as Aidan Liddell finished with 30 assists.J-D, meanwhile, had an impressive effort against visiting Oswego, improving to 7-4 on the season by claiming three close sets over the Buccaneers 25-20, 25-21, 25-23.Matt Cieplicki put away 15 kills, while Kenny Hildreth had five kills and Josh Duby got four kills. Working on the back line, Brevin Scullion produced 34 assists. Then, in Friday’s match against Liverpool, J-D won again, a 25-23, 25-14, 25-16 decision where Scullion’s 22 assists helped set up 11 kills for Cieplicki and seven kills for Kemmis.Moving to girls volleyball, Fayetteville-Manlius carried an 11-3 record into last Thursday’s match at West Genesee, a team it swept back on Sept. 18.But the Wildcats turned it around at home, pulling out the first set 26-24 and the second 25-17. Though F-M dominated the third set 25-9 and got within two points of stretching the match to five, WG claimed another 26-24 decision in the fourth to end it.Harper Stoppacher gained 11 kills, with Kendra Broddus and Juliana Myagkota each adding seven kills, Myagkota getting six dig. Anna Williams added five kills as Morgan Napier earned 28 assists and Nina Avery had nine digs.For the Wildcats, Anna Snyder had 24 assists, Mackenzie Winn earned 24 digs and Brynn Zajac (11 kills) and Isabella Allen (nine kills) led the front line.Before that, Bishop Grimes hosted Altmar-Parish-Williamstown last Tuesday night and put together a 25-16, 25-14, 25-23 sweep of the Rebels.Only the third set proved close as Izzy Kinsey finished with five kills, five aces and five digs, and Bella D’Andrea added four kills. Feeding them, Lexi Emmi produced 12 assists as Maddie Mowers earned eight digs. D’Andrea and Abby Clapper had three aces apiece.Then Grimes lost in four sets to Jordan-Elbridge 25-18, 20-25, 25-7, 25-18 on Thursday night. Emmi had 13 assists and eight digs, with Mowers adding 19 digs. Kinsey and Ajok Ater each earned four kills as D’Andrea got four kills.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: Bishop GrimesF-MJ-Dvolleyballlast_img read more