Last week, Maine Gov. Paul LePage, issued a moratorium on all wind energy projects in the state. Citing tourism concerns while saying the state "must act judiciously to protect our natural beauty," LePage established a committee (with no public accountably) that will examine wind power’s economic impact and suggest potential regulatory change. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The move threatens to bring Maine's burgeoning wind power industry to a screeching halt. Stats from 2016 showed the state ranked 8th in the nation in annual installed wind energy capacity, adding 288 megawatts of utility-scale wind, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Maine was also one of fourteen states with more than 10 percent of in-state electricity generation from wind. Nearly 1 of every 7 kilowatts was coming from wind turbines. It's total wind capacity is 900 megawatts, equivalent to a nuclear power plant. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Maine wind turbines … [Read more...] about Governor of Maine Bans All New Wind Farms
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While I was born and raised on Long Island and consider myself essentially a Queens kid, the State of New Jersey has been my adopted home for the better part of the last 20 years. While there are plenty of things I love about Northern New Jersey and the greater New York Metro area and would miss dearly if I moved away -- namely the culture, the great food and the friendships that I have cultivated after so many years, there's a lot of things that are driving me to the brink of insanity and have activated my fight and flight mechanisms. I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore. To the point where I'm putting my house on the market after Labor Day and am going to cut my losses and get the hell out of here, as quickly as I can. For those that have been following my writings related to the food and technology industries over the last decade or so, that might come as a shock, as New Jersey has become part of me and just the thought of packing my bags and walking away from … [Read more...] about Dear New Jersey: Fix our crappy infrastructure, NOW.
Ever since the Supreme Court ruled, in Riegel vs. Medtronic, that FDA approval of a medical device preempts most state suits for damages from it, a nightmare has hidden behind the industry gloating. What if the FDA approval process is corrupted? That nightmare may have come true, the FDA now admits. Within months of the Medtronic decision New Jersey Democrats put pressure on the agency to approve a new knee implant from ReGen Biologics, called Menaflex. And the agency buckled. The Menaflex (shown) replaces the soft tissue within the knee joint and is called a "collagen scaffold," in that natural tissue is supposed to grow around it. ReGen tried three times to get approval for the device and then called its Congresscritters -- four Democrats. One of those Democrats, Frank Pallone, has already introduced the Medical Device Safety Act, which would specifically overturn the Medtronic decision. (Wags might call it the "stop me before I lobby again" act.) The New England Journal of … [Read more...] about Can your new knee be guaranteed?
The Advanced Cyber Security Center is a 3-year-old organization with a bold mission to “bring together industry, university, and government organizations to address the most advanced cyber threats” and drive cybersecurity R&D in the New England region. Network World editor in Chief John Dix attended their most recent meeting in Boston and later tracked down ACSC Executive Director Charlie Benway and ACSC Board Chair William Guenther (CEO and Founder of Mass Insight) for a deep dive on the organization’s goals. ACSC seems to have hybrid goals, one involving sharing threat intelligence among members, the other being around research and development and making New England a mecca for cyber security. Let’s start by having you expand on that first goal.BENWAY: Clearly the threat-sharing program is a priority of the organization, building trusted relationships between members and having face-to-face discussions about these … [Read more...] about New England security group shares threat intelligence, strives to bolster region as cybersecurity mecca
The two sides were fully armed with their individual players. On one side was Tom Brady while on the other was Peyton Manning. The New England Patriots locked horns with the Denver Broncos. And the latter won much to the disappointment of the former. Manning was in excellent condition and he played like a superstar. There was nothing which could hold back the better team. And Peyton Manning got his revenge on the Patriots’ coach who had once tortured him during the early days of his sports stint. "To keep Tom Brady on the sidelines is a good thing," said Manning. "That is something that you try to do when you're playing against the Patriots. It would have been nice to score more TDs than field goals, but it was enough to win."The Denver Broncos won the game hands down. The score which was 26-16 gave them an advantage that was more than obvious. On the other hand, Tom Brady let two opportunities go to the dogs when he missed a touchdown twice in a row. It was a defeat that left … [Read more...] about New England Patriots Face Failure For Super Bowl 2014
For Bill Belichick, there is no way for the New England Patriots to go but up. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Luvabella in Stock Belichick told ESPN Boston's Lee Schecter the Patriots will have to play better after they lost, 41-14, to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football on Sept. 29: "In an embarrassing 41-14 loss to the Chiefs on Monday night, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has one big takeaway: We need to do everything together. "On both offense and defense, the Patriots were outplayed and outcoached by the Chiefs. "Offensively, the Patriots were pulling and swapping linemen around and the passing game could not get going other than a few passes to wide receiver Brandon LaFell. "'We need to do everything better offensively,' Belichick said during his postgame news conference at Kansas City. 'We had like five first downs in the first half or something like that. We did a lot of things wrong and we turned the ball over in the second half. So … [Read more...] about Bill Belichick Confident New England Patriots Will Play Better
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is all praises for former Patriots cornerback Ty Law. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Nintendo Switch in Stock Belichick has nothing but good words to say about Law, who will enter the Patriots Hall of Fame on Aug. 1, per SouthCoastToday.com's Glen Farley: "Bill Belichick paid Ty Law the ultimate compliment on Wednesday. "The Patriots head coach said simply that Law 'was a football player.' "Law, whose 36 career interceptions over 10 seasons at cornerback with the Patriots (1995-2004) tied Raymond Clayborn for the franchise record, will enter the team's Hall of Fame in ceremonies to be held on NRG Plaza outside The Hall at Patriot Place at 4:30 p.m. Friday. "The ceremonies are free and open to the public and will precede that night's training camp practice at Gillette Stadium, a ticketed event for Patriots season ticket holders and residents of Foxboro and South Walpole starting at 7 p.m. "'I coached Ty in '96 as secondary … [Read more...] about Bill Belichick Praises Ty Law
A new study has all but proven that the Zika virus is the cause of the rash outbreak of devastating birth defects seen in Brazil and beyond. Authors of this new study followed 88 pregnant women in Brazil and checked whether or not being infected with Zika thanks to a mosquito bite increases the change of their baby having birth defects. After developing a rash, the tell-tale symptom of Zika, women were tested five days later; seventy-two women tested positive for the virus. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Nintendo Switch in Stock Other symptoms include fever, pink eye, swollen lymph nodes, and joint pain.The major abnormalities were found in about 29% of the women who tested positive for Zika, but in zero of the women without it, according to the study from The New England Journal of Medicine. The worst time to be exposed to the Zika virus is between the sixth and 35th week of pregnancy. This is a majority of the typical 40-week pregnancy.Some of the abnormalities associated … [Read more...] about New Zika Study Shows Promise
Though, people are well aware of dangers of tobacco, but still many U.S citizens are using it. New research was conducted on the subject that included more than 46000 people. The research found that in U.S alone, 28 percent of adults use tobacco and 9 percent of teens used tobacco last month. Get the Free Tracker App to find a SNES Classic in Stock There are different tobacco products in the market, including cigars, cigarettes, filtered cigars, cigarillos, hookahs, pipe tobaccos, snus pouches and several smokeless tobaccos.Researchers also found that, 40 percent of smokers also use e-cigarettes and it’s becoming very common. The researchers said that it’s proved that smoking is very harmful to health. In the U.S alone, 480000 deaths occur every year, but if we quit smoking completely we can reverse this figure, said lead researcher Andrew Hyland. The most common form of tobacco is cigarettes, but e-cigarettes are also getting popular among young and adults. Similarly … [Read more...] about New Study Reveals 1 In 4 Adults And 1 In 10 Teens In US Still Use Tobacco