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first_imgThe birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution aims to become one of the greenest towns in MassachusettsThere is no firm schedule worked out quite yet, but over the next five to ten years Worcester, Massachusetts, will evaluate, strategize, build, and retrofit its way to a greener existence.The motivation for this transformation is rooted in a combination of ecological and economic ambitions, and it is building momentum. As a recent story published by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette pointed out, environmental concerns prompted the city, in 2006, to join the Local Governments for Sustainability, an international association of more than 1,000 local governments from 67 countries that is committed to sustainable development.Concerns about shrinking the town’s carbon footprint prompted the emergence of the Energy Task Force, originally an academic alliance that two years ago developed the town’s Climate Action Plan, which identifies strategies for reducing energy use and the emission of greenhouse gases.The Energy Task Force has since become the town’s official engine of green transformation. Using a share of the $482 million in federal stimulus funds allocated to Massachusetts over the next two years, the city aims to develop its long-range energy plan on the greenest terms possible, create jobs in green industries, and develop a science plan that keeps Worcester-based researchers ahead of the curve of newfangled green technology. (The town is home to Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Clark University.)Targeting residential retrofitsOne of the most effective ways to get Worcester’s green going is to improve energy efficiency in its existing buildings, and make the most it can of the $122 million in stimulus money the state has received for weatherization, David Angel, a Clark professor and member of the task force, told the Telegram & Gazette.“How do you improve energy efficiency in a place that is already built up?” he asked rhetorically. “Retrofitting residential space rather than focusing on new construction.”Energy efficiency retrofits could come into play in a major way in some of Worcester’s older homes. One such property, a four-bedroom, two-bath 1910 Victorian, whose listing at $339,900 is currently being promoted through a private-public program called Buy Worcester Now, has attracted a fair number of prospective buyers, but no offers as of yet.The listing broker, Jason Piedrasanta, points out that people who have toured the home like its leather wainscoting, wood floors, tiled fireplaces, formal layout, and approximately 2,480 sq. ft. of living space. But many are concerned about the cost of heating and cooling the building, whose aged windows leak air liberally.Piedrasanta points that out the house is prime candidate for the kind of green upgrade that is being touted by the city’s Energy Task Force. Although the Victorian’s double walls still insulate quite well, he says, window replacement would be among the most cost-effective single measures one could take to improve the home’s energy efficiency.last_img read more

first_imgThis video was created by MacBreakStudio. Thanks for sharing guys!Have any tips for animating logos in Motion?Share in the comments below. The following video tutorial demonstrates a solid workflow for creating an animated logo in Motion.Apple Motion is a powerful motion graphic design software specially designed for functionality with Final Cut Pro. While arguably not as powerful as software such as Adobe After Effects or The Foundry’s Nuke, Motion still serves as a great tool for people who desire to make professional quality motion graphics or composites.Is most of your motion graphics work for corporate clients? If so,  knowing how to create awesome motion logos is imperative. In the following video, the guys from MacBreak Studio show you how to use Motion to create an animated logo. The video covers:Layers and animationZoomingUsing shape layersEditing gradient layersDuplicating layersUsing the replicatorRoundness parametersUsing the font editorlast_img read more

first_imgThis communication is to outline some information related to the TFA National Insurance Scheme. All affiliated bodies contribute either directly through the TFA managed states of Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory, or through New South Wales and Queensland Touch Associations in the major partner states.The policy renewal process for 2011 is near completion and we will be providing updated policy information summaries as it comes into operation in late January. While this communication will occur in due course, we felt it important to communicate the process for renewing Certificates of Currency’s at this point to allow preparations and communication to begin to occur.Please click on the attached document for more information.This article was first placed on the website on Friday, 17 December 2010.Related Files2011_renewal_of_certificates_of_currency-pdflast_img read more

first_imgThe announcement was made at a dinner with the three Australian teams in Mudgee on Tuesday night and the trio will lay a wreath at the Mudgee ANZAC Day ceremony on Wednesday morning. 2012 marks the 10th year that Hilder has represented Australia, having debuted at the 2002 Trans Tasman Series in Coffs Harbour. She has won three World Cup titles and has 37 Australian caps to her name. Roberts has 35 appearances in Australian colours, taking part in three World Cups and winning titles in 2003 and 2011. Rose has been a manager for the Australian Men’s Open, Australian Men’s 30’s and Australian Men’s 35’s teams since 1997, with 74 Australian caps to his name. Touch Football Australia would like to congratulate Kylie, Steve and Gary on being named as the Australian Flag Bearers.  Stay tuned to the website to hear what each of our flag bearers had to say about receiving this honour.last_img read more

first_imgjeffery simmons releaseTwitter/@JoshJacksonWAPTAs he awaits the final resolution of two misdemeanor charges for simple assault and disturbing the peace, Mississippi State has admitted five-star defensive end Jeffery Simmons. In late March, video surfaced of Simmons punching a woman while she was on the ground. In Mississippi State’s release on the decision, it says that he was “attempting to break up a domestic fight” involving his sister.How MSU describes the incident: pic.twitter.com/QsUIoy6rMb— Michael Bonner (@MikeBBonner) June 2, 2016Simmons, the top recruit in the state of Mississippi, will be suspended for the season opener against South Alabama, and will undergo counseling once enrolled at the school. According to USA Today, Simmons is scheduled to appear in court on June 14.Here is the full statement released by Mississippi State:5-star Mississippi State signee Jeffery Simmons allowed to enroll, with conditions pic.twitter.com/okHn2qpzI9— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) June 2, 2016[HailState.com]last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Ottawa minor football club Nepean Redskins bowed to pressure and agreed to change its name.The news comes weeks after a First Nation man filed a human rights complaint against the club, saying its name was racist and offensive.Ian Campeau, a member of A Tribe Called Red, spoke to APTN National News about his victory.last_img