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DOE: 2018 U.S. coal consumption lowest since 1978

first_imgDOE: 2018 U.S. coal consumption lowest since 1978 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享San Antonio Express-News:Despite efforts by the Trump administration to revive the U.S. coal industry, the nation’s appetite for coal continues its long decline.Last year domestic coal consumption fell to 687 million short tons, the lowest level since 1978, according to data released Monday by the Department of Energy.That comes amidst efforts by the Department of Energy to improve the efficiency and reduce the carbon emissions of coal-fired power plants, which have been closing at a fast clip nationwide due to increased competition from natural gas and wind and solar farms.The Energy Department announced Monday it was handing out $39 million in funding, part of a push to improve efficiency five percent by 2020.The power sector accounts for more than 80 percent of domestic coal production, which fell to less than 760 million short tons last year. Of the remainder, 50 million short tons was purchased by U.S. industrial facilities, and another 115 million short tons was shipped overseas.More: Coal consumption continues to drop, despite Trump’s effortslast_img read more

From Wellington to Washington: it was a Crusaders in the Capital kind of weekend

first_imgGroup visiting World War II Memorial. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It started with a conversation during parent-teacher’s conference. Parent Tracy Goodrum and Wellington High School history instructor Mike Wilmoth was discussing his trips to Washington D.C.Goodrum said she thought it would be cool if a group of high school students could go on a four or five day trip to the national capital as part of a learning experience.And so began one of the biggest adventures ever taken by a Wellington High School student group.Trip Coordinator Mike Wilmoth with student McKenna Oathout.This past weekend, 25 Wellington High School students, four sponsors, and Mr. Wilmoth boarded a plane and flew to Washington D.C. on Saturday morning, before returning on Tuesday afternoon. Those who made the four-day trip included:Students:SENIORSAllison McCueAbby GoodrumMckenna OathoutMadison AdamsJared ShieldsSkylar Struble Remington GilkeyJulian CornejoTatum HaskinsNoelle WrightJaylynn LunaPeyton WithamMorgan LylesDylan JonesKyle NicholsElla Parallon Jake WaltonDietra SoberSara AntoineJUNIORSErin GoodrumBrecken LawrenceJaycee SchettlerKelsie HaydonLucas SoriaLeann NealSPONSORSMike Wilmoth – HS sponsor and organizer of trip.Parent SponsorsTracy Goodrum Nick Struble Jeremy JonesAnd citizen sponsorRoger Stallbaumer.It was cold and snowy, but the Crusaders of the Capital didn’t seem to mind.“It went better than expected,” Wilmoth said. “You never know when dealing with 16 to 18-year-olds and the weather and the usual issues with travel.”The trip had a few alternative storylines. First there was the leaving on Wellington High School Homecoming weekend that required the moving of the trip from Friday afternoon to Saturday morning – no easy task with a group this size.Then there was the weather. Washington D.C. had a cold front go through that included extremely low temperatures on Saturday and a snowstorm on Monday. A tour inside the capital was canceled due to the weather.Still, the group got to see the major attractions of Washington D.C. Arlington Cemetery, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Holocaust Museum, and other adventures.Madi Adams holds the Washington Monument in her hands.Wilmoth said he had been to Washington D.C. more than he can count – maybe in the 20s. He said somebody asked him one time if he was going to give others the experience he had.“I think the neat thing about this trip, is I got to see Washington D.C. through them,” Wilmoth said. “They were seeing things for the first time.”Wilmoth said he has taken tours with a group of history instructors – all cynical about history.“I once told the tour guide thanks after showing these cynical history teachers around and he told me that’s the first time anyone teaching history gave him any thanks,” Wilmoth said. “The kids are a lot more fun to be around.”The fundraising for the trip throughout the school year. The group had a pallet painting sale over the summer, and a Neives, Pizza Hut and Fabiola fundraisers in the fall.Last summer, students painted pallets as a fundraiser for the trip.On the first day of touring, the group walked eight miles, and it was more of the same on Sunday and Monday.“I’m tired,” Wilmoth said over the phone Wednesday. “But I’m ready to do this again.”Wilmoth said he is planning to do this trip every two years now. He opens to do his next trip in 2018 to start the spring break holidays. He would have liked to have the trip this year on spring break but they started planning too late. Many of the churches had already had Spring Break plans.Mike Wilmoth said with 25 students and four sponsors it was a busy four days. The following are more pictures by various people as seen on Facebook.Washington D.C. made people dance.Lincoln overlooks the Crusader group, keeping them in line.And everyone returns home Tuesday safe and sound and sleepy…Follow us on Twitter. 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Thank you for your input. +10 Vote up Vote down Tracy Goodrum · 234 weeks ago It was a great trip, with some awesome students!! I encourage our Freshman and Sophomore students and parents to truly consider making the trip in 2018. There will be plenty of opportunities to fundraise for your trip. A big THANK YOU to Mike Wilmoth for taking on an adventure of this magnitude; and allowing me to be a part of it. USD353 is fortunate to have him as one of our Educators! Report Reply 0 replies · active 234 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Small Town Boy · 234 weeks ago A similar-sized group of Wellington 9th-11th graders made a 4-or-5-day trip to Washington D.C. back in the mid-90s. We saw the monuments, memorials, museums, Capital, and even had a representative get us in for a tour of the White House. It was an AMAZING trip, so I’m very glad to see more youth getting to have that experience. Thanks to all who made this possible for the kids and good luck in getting a regular trip scheduled! Report Reply 0 replies · active 234 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Kip Etter · 233 weeks ago This is awesome! A big THANK YOU to Mike Wilmot & all of his adult sponsors for taking time out of their busy schedules to help make this happen. Also thanks to the Wellington community for purchasing the pallets & making donations; also The Wellington School Administrators for their support. This is a great experience for these young Americans! Report Reply 0 replies · active 233 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan · 233 weeks ago ” The group had a pallet painting sale over the summer, and a Neives, Pizza Hut and Fabiola fundraisers in the fall.” *checks last names of participants* Not to mention a fair amount of disposable income. These poor sheltered students probably have never been outside Kansas. It’s great they get to take this, perhaps, once-in-a-lifetime vacation. What a great experience for these young Americans! Report Reply 1 reply · active 233 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Veronica Luna · 233 weeks ago “these poor sheltered students” and “fair amount of disposable income” You are sadly misinformed, dear sir! My daughter worked her butt off to pay for this trip! She participated in enough fundraising that she didn’t have to pay anything out of her own pocket, with the exception of food… and that was provided by the TWO jobs outside of school that she works, in addition to being in the running for one of the valedictorians of her class. Please don’t make a presumption about my hardworking daughter or anyone of the other hardworking students that went on this trip! Report Reply 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. 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McGUINNESS GETS BACKING IN ROW WITH COLLEGES.

first_imgDONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness is being backed today in his row with colleges – from one of the country’s leading sports writers.Jim hit back at the DCU manager in a row over player eligibility. See: (https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/01/22/mcguinness-furious-over-claims-that-he-abused-players/)“The tail is wagging the dog in relation to the college-county scene at present, with the imbalance very much in favour of the colleges,” said Jim McGuinness. Writing in the Irish Independent today Martin Brehenny agrees, saying: “He is 100pc correct. Quite why counties agreed to allow third-level colleges into their pre-season competitions remains a mystery.“Here’s the daft scenario facing county managers: officially, they are not allowed to organise collective training until January 1 for a league that starts five weeks later.“Colleges generally have first call on inter-county players in January, so how is a county manager supposed to get his team ready for the league? Third-level colleges play an important role in GAA life, but they can do that without featuring in inter-county competitions as warm-ups for Sigerson and Fitzgibbon.”  McGUINNESS GETS BACKING IN ROW WITH COLLEGES. was last modified: January 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal GAAGAAjim mcguinnnesslast_img read more