Audley Harrison produced some of the best work of his career to become Prizefighter heavyweight champion for the second time.Wembley’s much criticised former Olympic gold medallist won a rematch against Martin Rogan before a second-round stoppage of Derric Rossi in the final at York Hall in Bethnal Green.Weighing under 17st for the first time as a professional, he took only 33 seconds to see off Claus Bertino in his quarter-final, wobbling the Dane with a big left that prompted the referee to stop the contest.Harrison, 41, impressed in a one-sided semi-final against the rugged Rogan, winning all three rounds.Rogan, who beat him in 2008 and is also a former Prizefighter champion, was caught with a succession of left-hand counters and crisp right jabs.And Rossi found himself out of his depth, Harrison flooring him with a thunderous left in the early stages and then doing so again in the following round.The American managed to get to his feet but the referee had seen enough.It completed an excellent return to the ring for Harrison, who suffered a brutal first-round knockout against David Price in October but decided not to retire.His last Prizefighter triumph set up an unsuccessful world title challenge against David Haye in 2010.See also:Harrison to face knockout specialist WilderTrim Harrison weighs in for Wilder 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The majority of our electricity in the United States is generated by using a heat source to boil water and produce high-pressure steam, which then spins a steam turbine hooked up to a generator. To generate this steam, our utility companies burn fossil fuels like coal and natural gas, or—as with Vermont Yankee—they rely on the heat of nuclear fission. (Only hydropower, wind, and solar electricity generation do not rely on a heat source and production of steam.)Unfortunately, when we use steam to generate electricity, only about a third of the energy in the steam is productively used; the rest becomes waste heat that utility companies have to get rid of. This is why, even though we talk about electric baseboard heat being 100% efficient, it isn’t really 100% efficient (as was pointed out in a letter to the editor after last week’s column). Electric heat is only 100% efficient at it’s point of use.Power plants use cooling towers to dump this heat into the surrounding air, or they draw water from a nearby river or lake to cool the steam and steam condensate directly. Both processes use huge amounts of fresh water; power plants are by far the largest consumer of fresh water in the U.S.—more than irrigation and municipal water use combined. And when surface waters are used for cooling, this waste heat raises the temperature of that water, as occurs in the Connecticut River below Vermont Yankee—a process that can harm fish and other aquatic organisms.The waste of energy represented by this practice does not make sense. A far better approach is to capture waste heat from power plants and distribute it to heat buildings and carry out heat-intensive industrial processes. This is what combined heat and power (sometimes called co-generation) and district heating are all about.In a combined heat and power (CHP) plant, after the high-pressure steam spins the steam turbine to generate power, it passes through a heat exchanger where the heat is captured and transferred to water. This hot water (usually at about 200 degrees F) can then be distributed to buildings through a network of buried, insulated pipes. Instead of capturing only about a third of the source energy from the coal, natural gas, or enriched uranium (33% efficiency), total efficiencies with CHP and district heat can be as high as 90%. In warmer months, this heat source can also be used, though absorption cooling, to generate chilled water, which can be distributed for air conditioning.Most of the CHP systems in the U.S. today are in our largest cities, including Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, and at university and medical campuses. Locally, the Brattleboro Retreat has a CHP plant and district heating system.One reason that the waste heat from power plants is rarely used in the U.S. is that, since the 1940s, we’ve built almost all of our power plants away from population centers—where they’ll be out of sight and their pollution won’t directly bother most residents.With modern pollution-control equipment and increasing use of natural gas, power plants are increasingly being built in more populated areas where we can more easily use the waste heat.Another reason we haven’t done much with CHP and district heat is that, until recently, other heat sources have been really cheap. Hard as it is to imagine today, until just a few years ago we were paying less than a dollar a gallon for heating oil; at that price, it was hard to justify the expense and hassle of piping hot water to our buildings.In Europe, especially Scandinavian countries, where fossil fuels have long been more expensive, CHP plants and district heating have been mushrooming in popularity over the past few decades. More than half of all buildings in Denmark, both commercial and residential, are now heated with district energy systems. During a visit to Sweden last winter, I visited three large municipal systems—all of which were fired with wood chips.Significant improvements in pipe insulation and leak-detection technology have also boosted the use of district heat in Europe. There are now places in Denmark where 30-inch-diameter pipes carry hot water into cities from power plants as far as 30 miles away with heat loss below 10%.Next week, we’ll take a look at using a renewable energy source to power a CHP plant and an effort by the nonprofit Brattleboro Thermal Utility (BTU) organization (of which I am a board member) to create such a system in Brattleboro.
Former Australian fast bowler Geoff Lawson considers the forthcoming short visit by his country’s cricket team to India as a very important tour in the background of the ‘spot-fixing’ scandal that has engulfed the game.”This Australia-India series is very important. People in Australia are looking forward to the Ashes. A good, tough and hard series before the Ashes will do a lot to retain people’s faith in the game. We will start to think about the current cricket, not the one which has gone before,” said the 52-year-old New South Welshman in an interaction with a few reporters today, during his brief visit to Mumbai. “If the players play good cricket and the public see good cricket, they will forget what’s gone before. The people want their heroes to play well. There wasn’t a hero in this (controversy),” he said.The former cricketer, who was the coach of the Pakistan team for two years and has seen from close quarters the spot-fixing tainted trio of Salman Butt, Mohammed Asif and Mohammed Aamir, was confident the game would come out of the latest scandal as it has done several times in the past.”Cricket is such a resilient game. People in Australia are looking forward to the Ashes. The more, better and competitive cricket is played, the game will just move on,” said the gangling Lawson when asked whether the game can bounce back in style.Lawson, who captured 180 wickets in 46 Tests from 1980-89, also felt it was the right time for Australia to tour India to play a mix of Tests and ODIs ? and not only ODIs as was the original schedule ? ahead of the important Ashes rubber against England.advertisement”I think it’s a very good time because it’s (going to be) tough cricket. If they had played as per the original schedule of seven one-dayers it would not have been very good. But playing two Test matches and three one-dayers, it would be tough cricket.”India are playing well and would be a tough challenge and they (Australia) would be a tough team when they get home.It’s really good (tune-up) for Australia,” said Lawson who took 88 wickets from 79 ODIs in his career.Australia are set to reach India on September 21 to play two Tests at Mohali (Oct 1-5) and Bangalore (Oct 9-13) and three one-day internationals at Kochi (Oct 17), Visakhapatnam (Oct 20) and Goa (Oct 24).Lawson brushed aside Australia skipper Ricky Ponting’s prediction of a 5-0 home side sweep in the Ashes series.”I think he feels he just has to say that. His objective is to win by one Test match. England do hold the Ashes and Australia have to win the series, not draw the series,” he pointed out.Referring to the spot-fixing scandal that allegedly involved top young talent like Aamir, Lawson said it was very saddening to see it happen to a player whose talents had impressed him when the left-arm pacer was just 15 years old.”If Mohammad Aamir gets suspended, he won’t know what to do with himself. He comes from a poor village on the edge of the Swat valley. He comes from nothing. I am sad about it. If he got a five-year or longer ban, what will he be in five year’s time. How will he exist in five years? What will he do,” he wondered.”He’s a natural talent. You don’t revile or stone him.He’s received fair bit of sympathy from a lot of people. He is an 18 year old and comes from a village that does not have electricity. There’s going to be some human empathy and sympathy. But a lot more may come out of this incident,” said the former Pakistan team coach.”There are so many cricketers in the sub-continent who are like that. They come from the villages and play a great game of cricket and he is one of those. He’s a shining star of Pakistan and world cricket. It’s quite sad what’s happened,” he added.
Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ “This kid can play and he’s good,” said Odom who won two titles with the Lakers back in 2009 and 2010.“Juan looked very good, I was also impressed with his decision-making,” said Tiu. “His overall game, including his shooting was great. He can do things pretty well on the court.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTiu added there was already a loose atmosphere with the players exchanging laughs during breaks.“First practice was okay, I like that. Guys were excited, lots of laughs,” said Tiu. “They were practicing well. I hope we will do better next time.” Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 2013 PLAY LIST 01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201301:24Alleged Manila drug queen to face murder, drug raps — NCRPO02:12Enrile wants De Lima, Roxas barred from seeking public office for GCTA mess02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PCCL: Undermanned Ateneo overcomes San Beda, forces semis tiebreaker Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Tiu’s only concern so far is Harris and Odom’s conditioning with both still struggling to find their respective rhythms.Team owner Alex Congchuking, though, is confident that Tiu and his coaching staff can remedy the problem.“We hope we can address that and I believe the coaches have plans for them,” said Wongchuking.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines guard Juan Gomez de Liaño put his teammates in Mighty Sports on notice after the team held its first practice in preparation for the Dubai International Basketball Championship at Urdaneta Village gym Thursday.Former Los Angeles Laker Lamar Odom and head coach Charles Tiu were impressed with Gomez de Liaño, who joins a team that also has Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee and Chinese Basketball Association veteran Randolf Morris.ADVERTISEMENT
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Glazers investing in Old Trafford upgradeby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United’s owners, the Glazer Family, have plans to revamp Old Trafford in the coming years.The Glazers have come in for criticism regarding their spending on stadium maintenance and upgrades – leaving Old Trafford aged and lagging behind their rivals’ new modern facilities.The belief has been that the owners has been shocked by spending on transfer fees and player wages in recent years and have scaled back plans to spend on the stadium.However, the Daily Express says the Glazers do intend to pump money into Old Trafford – and have overseen a £20million investment already.United have an ongoing multi-million pound refurbishment plan. Last summer that squared to £2m and, this summer, to £3.9m.
When Derek Jeter retired last year, the pundits puzzled over who would be the next “Face of Baseball.” Jeter was the guy on the Wheaties box, after all. And more broadly, Jeter’s retirement seemed to close one era of baseball and open another. Without an elder statesman, the game belonged to the kids. But would there be enough excellent, prodigious young players to replace Jeter’s cohort? We already have an answer: The kids are damn good, and they’re part of one of the most significant youth movements in baseball in the past 25 years.Baseball’s excellence is supremely concentrated in its young players at the moment. To get a sense for the balance of power in MLB, I calculated the average age of all position players in the league while weighting each player’s age by how good they were in a given year (using wins above replacement1FanGraphs’ version.). For example, the age of an MVP-type player counts for roughly eight2Here, I am contrasting an average MVP-level of performance — about 8 WAR — with a below-average player’s performance — about 1 WAR. times as much as a below-average scrub because he’s eight times better according to WAR. So, if the MVP is young, he’ll pull the weighted average down toward him. By weighting the ages in this way, we get a sense for where in MLB the production comes from — specifically, whether it arises from the grizzled veterans or the youngsters.The youngsters are winning.Since the early 2000s, the MLB’s weighted age has consistently fallen, hitting its low point (of 27.76) this year. This graph tells us that in recent years, more of the positive value in the league has been coming from younger players.The twin faces of the youth movement are undoubtedly Bryce Harper and Mike Trout, still only 22 and 23, respectively. Despite the best efforts of opposing pitchers, Trout is performing at his now-routine MVP level. Harper seems to have finally discovered consistent success with an overwhelming power stroke. But Harper and Trout have been joined by a generation of super-prospects who are outperforming even the loftiest expectations. Kris Bryant is the most obvious, but others include Joc Pederson, Carlos Correa, Mookie Betts and Addison Russell.There are several ways that baseball’s production could be getting younger, but it turns out that there are two straightforward explanations. One is that the oldest players have become less productive. The second is that the youngest players are on pace to create a tremendous amount of value.Let’s start with the veterans. Players ages 333Roughly the oldest 15 percent of players in MLB. and up have produced only 24 WAR so far this year, on pace for the second-lowest total of the past 25 years. Over a full year, that prorates to 54.8 WAR, which is less than half the total achieved by the equivalent group of players around the turn of the millennium.It’s not clear what is driving older position players down. One possibility is that new pace-of-play rules are making it harder for older hitters to make use of their experience. On the other hand, older position players seem to be getting worse not only at hitting, but also with the glove — and even on the base paths.There could be a connection between the fluctuating pattern of production by older players and the steroid era. Certainly, some of the confirmed steroid users managed to be productive well into their 30s, suggesting that steroids might confer their beneficial effects especially upon older hitters. But in the absence of data on who used what steroids when and how, it’s difficult to pursue this idea beyond a hypothesis. Regardless of the cause, it looks as though the current trend of age and production is more of a return to the norm of the early 1990s than a novelty.At the same time, we are witnessing a historic youth movement. Just as the very old players have gotten worse, the youngest have become much better. Players 24 and younger4Roughly the youngest 15 percent of players in MLB. have produced 48.7 WAR this year, which puts them on pace for about 110 WAR in a full year. If it holds, that would be the most WAR put up by this age group since 2007.That year saw a generation of future stars cement their place in the league. David Wright, at that time 24, had his best season, an MVP-caliber effort. Wright was joined by a host of talent, from Troy Tulowitzki to Jose Reyes to Miguel Cabrera. In total, 13 young hitters put up WAR values greater than 4, in the neighborhood of All-Star-level performance. Many of those players, and even some of the tier below them, have gone on to become superstars.Young players have traditionally relied upon their defense to build their value, and this year is no exception. The 24 and under group typically performs anywhere from 100 to 500 runs below average on offense but makes up for it to some extent with 100 to 200 runs from their defense.5I am also including the FanGraphs positional adjustment here. Less than halfway through this season’s games, young position players have been worth 93 runs defensively. Prorated to a full season, this would be the best defensive performance for that age group since 2001, when the overall value of the youngsters was near its low point.Except today’s kids can do something those 2001 ones couldn’t: rake. With an average mark of 94.6, young hitters are putting up the best Weighted Runs Created+ (wRC+) since that marvelous 2007 class (which was at 99.2). The average wRC+ is set at 100, so the young players are adding decent hitting to their superlative defense. Much of the hitting stems from a power surge: The young hitters are racking up a slugging percentage of .400, slightly better than the league average of .397.6Relative to the league average, this is the second-best number in the past 25 years (second, of course, to 2007).The young players are even providing value with their baserunning. Reds speedster Billy Hamilton, 24, leads the way, but the group is already up to 27.1 runs of baserunning value (Hamilton alone is responsible for nearly a third of this number). If it holds over a full season, that will be the best mark since 1990.Some of these statistics will not hold up over the length of a full season because of injuries or regression to the mean, of course. And many of the averages will be distorted by September call-ups. But two-thirds of the total WAR in this year’s young group comes from the 10 best players, all of whom are firmly ensconced in starting roles.A wave of young talent has arrived, just as the old veterans are fading into irrelevancy. Whether your preference is for Nolan Arenado’s slick glove work, Harper’s absurd power or Bryant’s eyes, we are witnessing the rise of a generation of future superstars.
Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball in the first quarter in the game against Penn State on Oct. 28. Ohio State won 39-38. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorDespite a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit, No. 3 Ohio State (7-1, 5-0 Big Ten) rode a stupendous performance from quarterback J.T. Barrett to a 39-38 victory against No. 7 Penn State (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten) in a battle of Big Ten powers. Head coach Urban Meyer addressed the media Monday afternoon following the victory. Here are three takeaways from the press conference.Improved offensive line led to comeback winJust a year ago, then-No. 2 Ohio State played a close game against the Nittany Lions, but crumbled on the final drive and fell 24-21 to unranked Penn State. Meyer believes this season, the Buckeyes’ resilience in tough situations did not exist a year ago.“The team last year would not have won that game,” Meyer said. “They would have dropped their head. Offensive line would have dropped their head.”Right tackle Isaiah Prince struggled in last season’s loss to Penn State. He looked overmatched the entire game and allowed multiple sacks as the clock ticked closer to zero on what would be Ohio State’s final drive. But Prince has matured after a year of experience and coaching, Meyer said. The head coach was incredulous when asked whether he was worried about Prince heading into last Saturday’s game.“He’s unbelievable now,” Meyer said. “Isaiah, not worried about him at all. He’s a grown man that’s handling his stuff the way a right offensive tackle at Ohio State should.”All five starting offensive linemen graded as successful on between 82 and 86 percent of their plays. Meyer deemed them all to have “champion” effort. Meyer does not want to “micromanage” running back carriesIn the first quarter, freshman running back J.K. Dobbins exploded, taking four carries for 50 yards, including a 21-yard rush. But he did not touch the ball again until the third quarter as redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber took all seven second-quarter carries.Dobbins finished with 13 rushes for 88 yards while Weber had 21 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. Meyer said he does not, and would not want to, involve himself in divvying up the carries.“[Dobbins] still had 88 yards and however many carries,” Meyer said. “So we’re throwing the ball so darn well right now, too. So there’s no, once again I don’t micromanage. That’s Kevin Wilson, and that’s Tony Alford to determine. And they’re both practicing very hard. You’d like to get them more carries.”Meyer said he trusts good coaches to make playing-time decisions when the players are “1-A” and “1-B.” “[Running backs coach] Tony Alford is an excellent football coach,” Meyer said. “The last thing he needs is me worrying about that stuff.”Meyer said Weber has “really done a nice job” this season despite an injury which hampered him and made possible Dobbins’ surge, but also mentioned the 2016 starter was humbled. Meyer said Weber’s goal is to reach close to 2,000 rushing yards in a season. But with Dobbins accompanying him in the backfield for the foreseeable future, his path to reaching 2,000 yards is unclear.Search remains for a solution to kickoffsIt took just 15 seconds into Saturday’s game for Penn State to take advantage of Ohio State’s biggest weakness — kickoff coverage — as running back Saquon Barkley returned the opening kick 97 yards to give the Nittany Lions an early six-point lead.After the game, Meyer called the kickoff unit, which he said has historically been near the best in the conference, “comical.” Monday afternoon, he said it was “a joke right now.” “We’re the only school in the America that can’t kick it out of the end zone, even with the wind at our back,” Meyer said. “I’m not a kicking expert but kick the ball out of the end zone and we don’t do that. It’s not because of not telling them to kick the ball out of the end zone.”Former Ohio State punter Cameron Johnston disputed the claim. He took to Twitter to say he does not believe Meyer’s claim about not being able to kick the ball out of the end zone, as he said he has seen both kickers do so firsthand.Regardless of how the Buckeyes fix the unit, they cannot afford to continue to send out the same unit expecting different results. If something doesn’t change, the number in Ohio State’s loss column will.
Ohio State then-freshman forward Tatum Skaggs (11) races to the puck in the first period of the game against Minnesota on Jan. 19. Ohio State won 3-2. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignThe Ohio State women’s hockey team (11-5, 7-3 WCHA) capped off a series sweep of Minnesota Duluth (5-6-1, 3-5-1 WCHA) with a 4-1 win on Saturday. Sophomore forward Tatum Skaggs led the way, earning the second hat trick of her college career.“It always feels good to sweep back at home and be able to put up a really great game for the fans,” Skaggs said. “Getting three goals is great, but that is not the main focus of what happened this weekend. We swept, and that is all that matters.”Much like Friday’s matchup, Minnesota Duluth took the lead early, less than four minutes into the first period. It was junior forward Sydney Brodt who snuck a shot around the corner by Ohio State goaltender Andrea Braendli to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 advantage. Sophomore forward Anna Klein and freshman forward Gabbie Hughes assisted Brodt on the goal. Continuing the trend of similarities to Friday’s matchup, the game was tied up by Ohio State 12 minutes into the first period when the Buckeyes took advantage of a Minnesota Duluth penalty.Skaggs scored her first goal of the game for Ohio State getting a rebound on the power play from a blocked shot by sophomore forward Emma Maltais and slapping it in. Maltais and redshirt junior defenseman Jincy Dunne were given assists on the play. Ohio State head coach Nadine Muzerall praised Skaggs’ play and her team’s resilience throughout the game.“When you play in a league like this, you need those reliable players or go to players like Tatum,” Muzerall said. “Playing against an Olympic gold medalist goalie and putting six goals on her in two games speaks volumes to our tenacity in front of the net. We were very relentless, and I am very proud of how they did not quit and kept plugging away.”With momentum on their side, the Buckeyes continued their relentless attack on Bulldog goaltender, redshirt junior Maddie Rooney. Ohio State’s efforts were rewarded just over a minute after their previous goal, less than 14 minutes in the first period. Freshman forward Sara Saekkinen found the net for the Buckeyes, giving them a 2-1 lead. Senior forward Madison Field and junior forward Olivia Soares were credited with assists for their effort on the goal. The second period saw no goals scored for either team, with Ohio State successfully killingtwo Bulldog penalties to maintain its 2-1 lead. The Buckeye defense limited Minnesota Duluth to only eight shots on goal for the entire period.Muzerall praised the Buckeye defense for its efforts against a talented Bulldog offense.“We worked on our forwards making sure they played 200 feet to back check,” Muzerall said. “If you know you have players coming through the middle of the ice, you can play a little more aggressive. We’ve been working on our forward angling and also on our gap control. We’ve done a better job with our stick positioning and they’ve just been more disciplined lately.”Ohio State continued firing shots at Rooney and got one in the net when Skaggs scored her second goal of the game seven minutes into the third period.Skaggs said she was pleased with how the Buckeyes took advantage of opportunities to score off Rooney.“You can’t take anything away from her, there’s a reason why she has a gold medal.” Skaggs said. “She played really well, but I think we just capitalized off their mistakes and it really feels good that we got a couple goals in on her.” With time winding down in the third period, Minnesota Duluth pulled its goalie in favor of an extra attacker to attempt to mount a comeback. It resulted in with an empty net goal with just over a minute left in the third period to give Skaggs a hat trick for the game. Skaggs credited her success to the fact that she played with a new line for this series.“My line was clicking really well due to our hard week of practice,” Skaggs said. “It helped us learn to work well with each other and push each other. It definitely flowed into the game with us making good passes and finding seams, which helped with the success.” Ohio State next travels up to Mankato, Minnesota to play Minnesota State. Games will be played at 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 1 and at 3:00 p.m on Dec. 2.