OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 12: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts late in the game in his teams 129-120 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Draymond Green doesn’t have many fans in Ohio. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are facing off in their fourth straight NBA Finals. During Game 1 last night, we got the full Draymond experience.Early in the game, the versatile forward got after Cavs superstar LeBron James both verbally and physically. In the second quarter, Green caught up in the eye with a questionable contest of Green at the basket. It left James with a red spot in his left eye.Battle wound.#NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/3UIAgpHMf1— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 1, 2018After JR Smith’s unbelievable gaffe that helped get the game to overtime, the Warriors took control of the game. With a pretty safe 10-point lead, Draymond mocked Cavs’ bench forward Kendrick Perkins, referring to him as a cheerleader with by mimicking a dance with imaginary pom poms.With just a few seconds left in the game, Green turned his attention to Tristan Thompson, who was fuming over a shot taken late in the shot clock by Shaun Livingston. Green clapped in the Cavs’ big man’s face, and Thompson responded by hitting him in the face with the ball. He was ejected with a few second left on the clock and the game in hand for the Warriors.When told that Smith insists that he did not forget about the score of the tie game at the end of regulation, Green had another viral moment. He couldn’t help but crack up at that notion.So yeah, Draymond isn’t a favorite of those over in Ohio. As you can imagine, there is a pretty significant crossover between Cavaliers and Ohio State fans.Among them is OSU wide receivers coach Zach Smith. He’s never shy about sharing his feelings on Twitter.Zach Smith ripped Draymond Green shortly after the game, calling him a “clown.”Draymond is a clown. Never has he not been. Good player. Not great. Has the luxury of playing with elite players so he’s relevant. ???— Zach S❌ith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) June 1, 2018It probably doesn’t help matters that Green is a very notable former Michigan State star. The Spartans have long been one of the best college basketball programs in the Big Ten, and a rival of the Buckeyes.This definitely has more to do with his NBA career though. Green has a reputation as a dirty player, and it has caused controversy during these four NBA Finals series.
PREMIER’S OFFICE–Independent Review of Police, Public Prosecution Service Committed The review will begin as soon as the criminal investigation is completed. This will ensure that nothing jeopardizes the outcome of the criminal and justice process. “Nova Scotians want to continue to support Rehtaeh’s family in whatever way they can, and that includes ensuring that justice is done for Rehtaeh. Nothing can get in the way of that objective,” said Premier Darrell Dexter. “At the same time, I have promised that the province will review everything that led up to Rehtaeh’s passing. That includes an independent review of police and the Public Prosecution Service, and I want everyone to be clear that this work must proceed.” Provincial officials are finalizing details on the scope and individuals to conduct the review. Those details will be released soon. The province has also requested an independent review of the Halifax Regional School Board’s handling of the case. That review will begin while the criminal investigation is ongoing and details will be announced soon. -30- —————————————————————The province committed today, April 15, to an independent review of the actions of police and the Public Prosecution Service in the Rehtaeh Parsons case.
Dean Millar, Director of Energy, Renewables and Carbon Management Research at MIRARCO – Mining Innovation in Sudbury, Canada, thinks there’s an application for draping thin film amorphous silicon photovoltaic sheets over tailings ponds and other water bodies. A proof-of-concept floating photovoltaic system is already installed in a pond at the Vale Living with Lakes Centre in Sudbury and a funding proposal is in the works for several more ambitious demonstrations of the technology.Millar, who served as Program Director, Renewable Energy and Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines in the UK prior to joining MIRARCO in 2010, is applying to the Canada- Israel Energy Science and Technology Fund to deploy floating photovoltaic systems in tailings ponds, fish farms and other industrial water bodies in the two countries.Floating photovoltaic systems are less expensive than land-based solar power deployments, according to Millar.“You can buy thin film amorphous silicon photovoltaic material for under $1/watt. The inverters that convert DC electricity to AC are around $0.25/watt and the frame on which land-based panels are mounted are $1.50/watt, so the frame is more expensive than the panels.”Then there’s the engineering cost to approve a structure on a roof. That’s another $2.50/watt, “so the fundamental price of the power conversion technology has plummeted” and it’s all these other things that are driving up the cost, said Millar.“With floating photovoltaics, there’s no frame, and I don’t need a structural engineer. I can roll it out. That’s a saving of $4 right there.”The thin film product is also more efficient because of the cooling effect of the water, claims Millar. Photovoltaic panels mounted on land or on the roof of a building get as hot as 50 to 60oC, and as the temperature rises, the conversion efficiency of the panels falls.Floating photovoltaic sheets, by contrast, are water cooled and have an infinite heat sink backing them up. In Canada, Millar wants to demonstrate floating photovoltaics on an oil sands tailings facility in Alberta or on a Vale tailings pond in Sudbury. In both cases, there are advantages over and above the value of the electricity produced.In Alberta, where Syncrude Canada paid a C$3 million penalty for contributing to the death of 1,600 ducks in 2008, a covering over a tailings pond could provide a barrier to birds.In Sudbury, a floating photovoltaic cover would result in a “de-coupling of wind input across the water surface,” reducing turbulence and accelerating the settling of suspended solids. Extended up the embankments of a tailings pond, a cover would also contain dust.Millar is proposing two potential locations for demonstration projects in Israel, one is an Israel Chemicals Ltd mining operation immediately south of the Dead Sea, where potash, bromine, magnesium and chlorine are extracted from extensive lagoon impoundments. In Israel, where water is much less abundant, a cover over lagoon impoundments offers the added advantage of reducing evaporation.With demonstration projects in both countries, Millar hopes to verify “the costs and benefits of the systems in locations of varying solar resources and varying, potentially hostile water body chemistries.”“Floating photovoltaics are more competitive economically than offshore wind, which is considered to be the leading renewable energy technology today,” he claims.