RCCF grant brings change to Kids Discovery Factory

first_imgBatesville, In. — Through the partial support of a Ripley County Community Foundation grant Kids Discovery Factory has hired the first part-time employee. Vanessa Beetz will serve as program director and oversee the Kids Discovery Mobile Factory, the annual STEAM Camp and other operational needs.Beetz is a native of southeastern Indiana who attended Sunman schools and Oldenburg Academy before obtaining her B.A., Economics from Hanover College and M.S., Elementary Education from Indiana University. Her professional and classroom experience made her the perfect candidate to grow the Kids Discovery Factory programs.For questions regarding the Mobile Factory or STEAM Camp contact Vanessa@kidsdiscoveryfactory.org or call 812-932-KIDS (5437).last_img read more

Three West Indians on shortlist of six for WICB head coach post

first_imgGus LogieGus LogieBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, – (www.bcacricket.org) – Three West Indians including former international players Augustine Logie and Jimmy Adams, along with Barbadian Henderson Springer, are on a shortlist of six contenders for the post of West Indies team head coach.That position, left vacant following the firing of Phil Simmons three months ago, as well as the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in light of the resignation of Michael Muirhead, are to be ratified at the quarterly meeting of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in St. Maarten this weekend.Well-placed sources in Antigua, the headquarters of the WICB and Jamaica, where WICB president Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron resides, told BCAcricket.org that former Australian batsman Stuart Law is among those on the shortlist for head coach, which attracted several candidates from England and Australia.The sources did not name the other two candidates.According to the sources, the WICB is very keen to have the new coach in place as early as next month to prepare for the tours to the Caribbean by England in February and March for three One-Day Internationals (ODI), to be followed by Pakistan for a four-match Test series.(Caribbeancricket.com)last_img read more

Late surge propels Syracuse men’s team to 2nd-place finish in ACC Championship

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ With just three events left to be scored, the Syracuse men sat third on the leaderboard in the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. But that would change after the 5000-meters. The Orange had six of the top seven runners finishers and picked up 34 points, and it jumped ahead.The 5k shot Syracuse into first place, and though the triple jump put Florida State back on top, it secured the Orange a second place finish in the meet, its best outdoor championship finish since joining the ACC. Justyn Knight secured his 11th ACC title with a time of 13:58.69. Right behind him, Iliass Aouani finished second, Colin Bennie finished third and Aidan Tooker placed fourth. Noah Affolder took sixth and Philo Germano took seventh.On the women’s side, the Orange finished 12th as Miami took home the championship hardware.The 5k wasn’t the only dominant performance for the men on Saturday. It also had a strong showing in the 110-meter hurdles. Angelo Goss took the gold with a time of 13.72 seconds followed by Matt Moore in second and Richard Floyd in fourth. Also on the men’s side, Knight placed fourth in the men’s 1500-meters with a time of 3:46.96 while Simon Smith placed ninth. In the 100-meter men’s final, Winston Lee placed eighth. In the 4×100 meter relay, the men placed fifth with a time of 40.22 seconds.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn the women’s side of the 5k, Paige Stoner took the bronze with a 16:14.81 finish. In the women’s 4×100 meter relay, SU placed ninth with a time of 45.53 seconds. The next meet for Orange runners will be the NCAA East Preliminaries in Jacksonville, FL starting May 24. Comments Published on May 12, 2018 at 10:07 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.edulast_img read more

Kane’s Eyes on the Golden Shoes of Russia 2018

first_img“Obviously it would be fantastic to win it,” Kane said when asked about the top scorer prize. “The main priority is getting through. But I feel like if I play well and the team plays well, hopefully I’ll score and things there will take care of themselves.”Kane will be hoping to boost his chances against Colombia on Tuesday, with an open, attacking affair widely expected. “Hopefully it will be us creating most of the chances, even though they have some great attacking players like [Radamel] Falcao and James [Rodriguez],” he said. “We know we are going to have to be on it. But we have played some great attacking football so far.”England have only won two World Cup knockout games since 1990: against Denmark in 2002 and Ecuador in 2006. But Kane, who was not born when Sir Bobby Robson’s side progressed to the semi-finals in Italy 28 years ago, believes this young Three Lions team have a great opportunity to make history.“That’s the aim,” he said. “Our record hasn’t been great over the years – we know it and the fans know it. So, for us, it’s about trying to change that.”With knockout football upon them, Kane & Co could also be challenged to improve England’s notoriously poor record in penalty shootouts. But while spot-kick practice has been woven into Gareth Southgate’s training sessions, the team’s star striker – who scored two textbook penalties against Panama – says replicating the context is near-impossible.“It’s something we’ve done a little bit of work on but penalties are hard to train for,” he explained. “When you’re in a shootout, you’re tired because you’ve played 120 minutes, so mentally and physically it’s a totally different scenario.“I am someone who likes to have a routine to take into a game but some players are different. Some players wait for the keeper to dive and have a slow run-up, while others pick a spot and go. For me, it’s all about routine.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Harry Kane has become accustomed to being showered with praise. This week, former England midfielder Jamie Redknapp described the Three Lions striker as “our Messi, our Ronaldo”.Yet despite such generous tributes having become almost commonplace, humility remains a hallmark of this model professional. You wouldn’t know to speak to him, for example, that Kane currently leads the race for Russia 2018’s adidas Golden Boot, having scored five goals in just two appearances.It’s also clear that, while he would love to follow in the top-scoring footsteps of legends like Eusebio, Ronaldo and England’s very own Gary Lineker, he will be pursuing that dream by focusing on the collective.last_img read more

Watch Chevrolet eCOPO Electric Camaro Do A Smoky Burnout

first_imgSource: Electric Vehicle News Chevy Bolt Panel Van Is The Electric Cargo Hatch Of Our Dreams 12 photos High-voltage Camaro is shock and awe.Chevrolet surprised many of us (and probably especially its COPO fans for the 50th anniversary of COPO), by unveiling the all-electric eCOPO Camaro drag racing concept at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.The Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro in Electric Blue is not only quick (quarter-mile time in the 9-second range), but also it’s a valuable test bed for the 800 V system voltage, which allows faster charging (Porsche targets 800 V for power levels up to 350 kW).EVs at 2018 SEMA .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }Press blast eCOPO Camaro Race Car Concept Electrifies Drag RacingLAS VEGAS — Fifty years after the original COPO Camaro special order performance models were introduced, Chevrolet’s eCOPO Camaro Concept demonstrates an electrified vision for drag racing.Developed by General Motors and built in partnership with the pioneering electric drag racing team Hancock and Lane Racing, the concept race car — based on the 2019 COPO Camaro — is entirely electric powered, driven by an electric motor providing the equivalent of more than 700 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque.Chevrolet estimates quarter-mile times in the 9-second range. Testing is ongoing.“The eCOPO Concept is all about where we go in the future with electrification in the high performance space,” said Russ O’Blenes, director, Performance Variants, Parts and Motorsports at General Motors. “The original COPO Camaro program was all about pushing the envelope, and this concept is an exploration with the very same spirit.”Chevrolet partnered with Hancock and Lane Racing not only because of the team’s success in NHRA drag racing, but also its involvement with Patrick McCue, the driving force behind the record-holding “Shock and Awe” electric drag racing car, and his Seattle-area Bothell High School automotive technology program. With the racing team’s assistance, more than a dozen students participated in the development and assembly of the electrified drag car.“This project exemplifies Chevrolet and General Motors’ commitment to engaging young minds in STEM education,” said O’Blenes. “It also represents our goal of a world with zero emissions, with the next generation of engineers and scientists who will help us get there.”800 voltsJust as the original 1969 COPO Camaro models relied on creative engineering to make them successful in Stock Eliminator drag racing, the eCOPO breaks new ground with its unique motor and GM’s first 800-volt battery back.The electric motor is based on a pair of BorgWarner HVH 250-150 motor assemblies, each generating 300 lb-ft of torque, and replaces the gas engine. It is connected to a conventional  racing-prepared “Turbo 400” automatic transmission that channels the motor’s torque to the same solid rear axle used in the production COPO Camaro race cars.The all-new 800-volt battery pack enables a more efficient power transfer to the electric motor and supports faster recharging, which is important for the limited time between elimination rounds in drag racing.“Eight hundred volts is more than twice the voltage of the battery packs in the production Chevrolet Volt and Bolt EV, so the eCOPO pushes into new technological territory,” says O’Blenes. “As GM advances its electrification leadership, a big step might just come from the drag strip.”The battery pack is composed of four 200-volt modules, each weighing approximately 175 pounds, mounted strategically in the car for optimal weight distribution. Two are located in the rear seat area and the other two are in the trunk: one in the spare tire well and the other in the area over the rear axle.A full Battery Management System monitors all critical voltages and temperatures within the pack. It ties into a comprehensive safety system that continuously evaluates all vehicle electrical components for proper function and safe operation. The batteries in the rear compartment are sealed off from the interior and an integrated driveshaft tunnel has been added between the modules for increased protection. Additionally, the roll cage in the trunk area has been expanded to provide additional protection for the rear-mounted modules.With the modules’ strategic positions, the eCOPO Camaro has greater than a 56 percent rear-weight bias, which helps launch the car more efficiently.Electric crate motorsThe eCOPO Camaro Concept expands Chevrolet and General Motors’ electrification development and supports future product development. It also suggests a potential new avenue for Chevrolet’s crate engine and performance parts portfolio.The eCOPO Camaro’s electric motor has the same bell house mounting pattern and crankshaft flange as the popular LS-family engines in Chevrolet’s crate engine portfolio. That allows it to bolt up to just about any General Motors transmission. In fact, the transmission, driveshaft and other drivetrain components remain in the same locations as in a gasoline-powered COPO Camaro race car, meaning the electric motor simply bolts into the engine compartment in place of the gas engine.“The possibilities are intriguing and suggest a whole new world for racers,” said O’Blenes. “Chevrolet pioneered the concept of the high-performance crate engine right around the time the original COPO Camaro models were created, and the eCOPO project points to a future that could include electric crate motors for racing, or even your street rod. We’re not there yet, but it’s something we’re exploring.”In the meantime, Chevrolet and Hancock and Lane Racing will continue to develop the eCOPO Camaro and test it on the drag strip, seeking quicker elapsed times with all-new technology.The eCOPO Concept, shown in Electric Blue, joins the 50th anniversary 2019 COPO Camaro production race car and approximately two dozen additional Chevrolet concepts and show vehicles at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas through Nov. 2.center_img Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro Concept specs:550 kW (750 hp) of power and 813 Nm of torque from two electric motors (2x BorgWarner HVH 250-150 motor assemblies), connected to a conventional racing-prepared “Turbo 400” automatic transmission that channels the motor’s torque to the same solid rear axle used in the production COPO Camaro race cars32 kWh battery pack (about 318 kg)800 V system voltage (four modules, 200 V each) for a more efficient power transfer to the electric motor and faster rechargingexpected quarter-mile time – 9 seconds This Mercury Coupe Is The Electric Sleeper Of Our Dreams UPDATE VIDEO: Chevy Camaro eCOPO Blows Away Tesla Model S P100D Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on November 1, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle Newslast_img read more