Burbank airs ways to clean up soot

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventUnder the plan, each of the city’s 26 construction vehicles would be replaced with cleaner-burning equipment by 2019, said Bob Van Hazelen, the city’s assistant general manager of fleets and buildings. The ordinance also would apply to private companies that contract with the city for work, officials said. The city’s policy would come in addition to a push by the California Air Resources Board to reduce emissions from construction equipment statewide. The draft of that proposed rule will be available for public review in October and is scheduled for board consideration in December. Under that proposal, construction fleets statewide would have to retrofit or replace equipment that violates the new standards. BURBANK – In an effort to clean up Burbank’s sooty air, the City Council tonight will consider setting strict rules for construction equipment used on municipal projects. The proposed ordinance would require all diesel-fueled construction equipment over 50 horsepower – from forklifts to earthmovers – to meet more stringent emissions standards than are currently enforced by various air quality control agencies. Burbank recently ranked sixth on a list of the nation’s top 10 cities with the worst soot, with diesel exhaust the main culprit, according to a study released by the South Coast Air Quality Management District. “We don’t want to be the sixth-sootiest city in the nation,” said Burbank Councilman Todd Campbell, who floated the idea in October. Campbell is also the director of public policy for Seal Beach-based Clean Energy, which provides natural gas for transportation. “It’s something that’s needed given all the development throughout the region.” The city has not yet estimated the cost of complying with its own ordinance. However, officials say it would cost about $468,000 to comply with the proposed state rules, including equipment replacements and engine upgrades – costs they hope to offset through grants. [email protected] (818) 546-3306 IF YOU GO The Burbank City Council meets at 6:30 tonight at City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

2015-2016 Ohio FFA State Officer candidates announced

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest President: Natalie Miller, Miami Trace and Matthew Klopfenstein, Wayne TraceVice President: Mary Buehler, Anna and Ryan Goddard, A.B. Graham Ohio Hi-PointSecretary: Michaela Kramer, Botkins and Alyssa McQuiston, Miami Valley CTCTreasurer: Haley Wilson, Sheridan and Sarah Landis, Valley View-MVCTCReporter: Aaron Klohn, Clyde and Madison Sheahan, Genoa-PentaSentinel: Lesley Shanahan, Mechanicsburg and Robert Thiel, Ridgedalelast_img

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 12 | Water Quality, FFA Camp, Half-Marathons, and Marriage Advice

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Episode 12 of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, courtesy of AgriGold, enjoys the company of Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo, Bart Johnson, Risë Labig, and host Joel Penhorwood. Matt Reese joins us through his half-marathon buddy Joe Hoover talking about the East Tech School and FFA, busy teaching agriculture in urban areas. Dale speaks with John and Todd Davis on the newly rebuilt Discovery Center at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum. Ty hears from Aaron Heilers on a tour of the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms. Plus, the crew wraps it all up with a bit of wedding advice to the soon-to-be-married Joel. Join us for the Ohio Ag Net Podcast!last_img read more

China Open: Caroline Wozniacki claims third title of season with win over Sevastova

first_imgCaroline Wozniacki dispatched Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 6-3 in the final of China Open 2018 to win her third title of the 2018 season. Wozniacki is the reigning Australian Open champion.Wozniacki was in solid form throughout the tournament and did not drop a single set to romp towards the title.In the final against Sevastova, Wozniacki hit 12 winners and won four out of eight break point chances to storm past the Latvian in just 87 minutes.Wozniacki had last won in Beijjng in 2010, following which she had become world No.1 for the first time in her career.A special message from your @ChinaOpen champ, @CaroWozniacki! pic.twitter.com/JavVVpoFBDWTA (@WTA) October 7, 2018″I feel great being here. Having won again… eight is my lucky number and it is eight years ago I won here so I felt like it was my year,” world number two Wozniacki said.Also read – Naomi Osaka pulls out of Hong Kong Open with back injuryAfter easing through the first set, Wozniacki raced to a 4-1 lead in the second. Sevastova, who has been managing a stomach muscle injury since the round of 16, broke back to give herself a chance to mount a comeback.But Wozniacki saved three break points to take a 5-3 lead as Sevastova struggled for consistency. The world number 20 made 35 unforced errors in the match, including 21 in the second set, to allow Wozniacki to close out the victory.Sevastova, who has not beaten Wozniacki in five attempts, said was pleased with her performance this week despite missing out on a second title of the season.advertisementAlso read – Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitova book WTA Finals spot”It was one of my best tournaments ever. Caroline played amazing today, it’s always tough playing against her and I have never won. I hope that we will continue to have good matches,” Sevastova said.Wozniacki’s victory is bound to boost her confidence ahead of this month’s season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore, where the 28-year-old is the defending champion.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more