Bacolod SP mulls power plant

first_imgBACOLOD City – The SangguniangPanlungsod here is mulling the establishment of a power plant in BarangayFelisa. He explained that energy sector plays avery important role in our modern living, where electricity is an indispensablecommodity as it energizes our homes, businesses and industries that boost ourcountry’s economic growth and development. Ramos recently introduced an ordinanceenjoining the Central Negros Electric Cooperative to conduct a feasibilitystudy for the construction of a power plant. Ramos said the Department of Energyprojects the city’s electricity demand to grow around five percent annuallythus it is imperative that we should set-up measures to ensure that thisrequirement is met including allowance for reserve./PNcenter_img “This is in preparation for the surge ofenergy demand in the future and to help the city sustain its momentum ofeconomic growth,” said Councilor Dindo Ramos. According to Ramos, this capital city isone of the fastest-growing highly urbanized cities in the country, hence it iscrucial to address its future energy needs now and to look into innovative andconventional sources of energy such as renewable energy and conventional fuels.last_img read more

Whicker: Dodgers’ 9th-inning rally ends tense Game 4 duel

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Baseline teams hit the road Fire threat, winds ease HOUSTON — When the Dodgers see Kenley Jansen on the field at 6 p.m. they don’t mind it. They much prefer 10 p.m.The closer accepted an award before Game 4 as the National League’s best closer. As the Dodgers and Astros oozed through an excruciating pitching duel, one wondered if Jansen would be seen again. He was, and this time without stress. A five-run ninth inning, capped by Joc Pederson’s three-run homer, gave the Dodgers a 6-2 win and tied the World Series 2-2, with Clayton Kershaw pitching Game 5 on Sunday.Beforehand Kershaw had said it was getting “closer to the must-win stage,” and the Dodgers’ offense was being muffled in an almost unprecedented way.Few would have thought the two fourth starters for the Dodgers and Astros would put on such a precise exhibition, but fewer are bothering with the prediction business these days. Related Articles Red Wings down Ducks 49ers cruise into BWC finals All you have to say is that Alex Wood pitched a no-hitter until the sixth inning, and Charlie Morton might have been better.Pitching for the second time since Sept. 26, Wood got the first three Houston hitters. That was the first inning in which a Dodger had done that since the fifth inning of Game 2.He was better after that, getting around two walks and taking advantage of his defense. But the Dodgers were watching him closely as he approached the Houston batting order for the third time, and Brandon Morrow was already warming up.Wood got the first two outs in the sixth and then tried to twirl a 3-and-1 curveball to George Springer. Catcher Austin Barnes never caught it. Springer watched it roll up to his nitro zone and conked it into left-field for a 1-0 Houston lead. That was Wood’s 84th and final pitch.With the Minute Maid Park crowd ready to sound off, the Dodgers knew how important it was to answer. But Morton had given them nothing. The oft-injuried right-hander who had started Houston’s winning effort in Game 7 of the ALCS did not even give the Dodgers a 2-and-0 count until he faced Kiké Hernandez in the sixth inning. Hernandez got a single and created a first-and-third situation for Chris Taylor. But Taylor bounced to third baseman Alex Bregman, who threw out Barnes at the plate. The threat passed. Perchlorate limits don’t go far enough? And so did Morton. Cody Bellinger, 0-for-the-series to that point, doubled into the left-center corner, a hollowed-out area next to the jutting Crawford Boxes. A two-out base hit to right by Logan Forsythe got him home for the 1-1 tie.“I went to left field in batting practice the whole time, for the first time in my career,” Bellinger said. “I needed to make an adjustment. I was pulling off everything. I noticed Andre Ethier and Logan Forsythe always go to the opposite field in BP. I figured I might as well try it. Usually I’m just trying to lift and have fun.”Morrow and Tony Watson provided stifling relief, and the Dodgers cracked the case in the ninth inning with five runs. Houston closer Ken Giles, who clearly doesn’t have the confidence of Manager A.J. Hinch, began the inning with a single to Corey Seager. A double by Bellinger broke the tie, a sacrifice fly by Barnes made it 3-1 and then Pederson launched his second home run of the Series to put away the Astros.Before the game, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that Houston’s Yuli Gurriel would be suspended for five games at the beginning of the 2018 season. Gurriel was caught by TV cameras on Friday night mocking the appearance of the Dodgers’ Yu Darvish.Although there was a groundswell to suspend Gurriel for at least one Series game, Manfred said he did not want to punish the other Astros, or the organization, for Gurriel’s lapse in judgment.The gesture was a brief one by Gurriel and was only picked up by the international telecast before it made its way to the internet.Gurriel apologized, and Darvish was conciliatory, which Manfred said played a role in the decision.Although it’s rare that baseball actually does the right thing, Manfred deserves credit here. Gurriel’s gesture was ignorant and juvenile, but it appeared to be an off-the-cuff joke that probably lasted about a second and a half. It did not indicate a pattern of aberrant or insensitive behavior.To take him out of the lineup would have changed the dynamic against Houston, especially at home where the Astros have an edge with the designated hitter. A suspension would also be appealed, which would have kept Gurriel in the lineup and inflated the controversy.Now the Series heads to a place where belief might have to be suspended. Bruins need big men to step up last_img read more