Showing posts with label Ohio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ohio. Show all posts

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Governor McAuliffe appoints Senator Mary Margaret Whipple to the Virginia Board of Health

Richmond – Today Governor McAuliffe appointed former Senator Mary Margaret Whipple to the Virginia Board of Health. Senator Whipple is currently employed as the Regional Director for Community and Member Outreach for the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association. Senator Whipple will fill the seat vacated by Eric Deaton, who resigned his seat on the board in order to take a position outside of Virginia.

Senator Mary Margaret Whipple, Virginia Board Health

Mary Margaret Whipple represented the 31st District in the Virginia State Senate from 1996 until her retirement in 2012. She chaired the Senate Rules Committee and, as Chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus, was the first woman ever to hold a leadership position in the Virginia General Assembly. In the Senate she served on several standing committees, including the Finance committee, as well as legislative commissions including the Virginia Housing Commission. While in the Senate, she was both a member and chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Committee on the Environment. As a member of the Arlington County Board (1983–1995), she worked on transportation issues and served on the WMATA Board of Directors. A former instructor at Northern Virginia Community College, Mrs. Whipple was appointed to the Arlington County School Board in 1976, and was Chair in 1978. She is currently President of the Alliance for Housing Solutions; vice chair of the Virginia Women’s Monument Commission and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Arlington Community Foundation.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Tesla Motors - The Car Company They're Scared Of And Why

English: The Tesla Model S is an all-electric ...
English: The Tesla Model S is an all-electric sedan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

"The legislative battle that pits Ohio car dealers against Tesla Motors and its company-owned stores continues.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the car dealers are once again pushing legislation that would keep Tesla from selling cars in the Buckeye State.

Senate Bill 260 would explicitly prohibit the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) from issuing car-dealer licenses to auto manufacturers.

Section 11 of the bill lists "a manufacturer... applying for license to sell or lease new motor vehicles at retail" as one of the types of organization ineligible for a dealership license.

This comes after car dealers sued to block Tesla from selling cars in Ohio."* John Iadarola, Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?!, and TYT Sports) and Cara Santa Maria (co-host and producer, TakePart Live) break it down on The Young Turks.

Our Notes:  What?  Democrats don't do the same thing?  Yeah they do.  It's not party politics, it's just the way that the Constitution has been scraped down to nothing more than a piece of paper.  Throw all of the politicians out.  Who cares whether or not they are republicans or democrats.  They all need to go.  
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Monday, September 23, 2013

Governor McDonnell Announces 120 New Jobs in City of Danville

English: Governor of Virginia at CPAC in .
 Governor of Virginia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
~North American Mold Technology to invest $4.35 million to establish manufacturing operation~

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that North American Mold Technology (NAMT) will invest $4.35 million to establish a manufacturing operation in the City of Danville. The company will produce and refurbish the molds used in the manufacture of tires, creating 120 new jobs. Its customer base will include almost all major tire manufacturers in the U.S. Virginia successfully competed against Ohio for the project.


            Speaking about today’s announcement, Governor McDonnell said, “North American Mold Technology’s new manufacturing operation is tremendous news for the City of Danville and Southern Virginia as the region recovers from an economic downturn. Danville offered many advantages that put Virginia ahead of the competition, including an available facility that can be quickly retrofitted, and workforce training resources available through Danville Community College’s precision machining program. I am confident that the skilled, plentiful labor pool and access to the company’s primary customer base throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest will ensure success for this new operation.”


            “Gaining a new corporate citizen and 120 jobs is significant for the City of Danville,” said Jim Cheng, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade. “As North American Mold Technology serves major tire manufacturers across the U.S., the company will have key access to a trained and ready workforce, and the advantage of Virginia’s business environment that is second to none. We thank NAMT for its investment in the Commonwealth and look forward to future growth in Danville.”


            North American Mold Technology is a new company that will assemble and repair tire molds and provide other tire mold support services to the tire manufacturers in the United States and several other countries. The company’s state-of-the-art equipment to service the tire industry will enable conventional servicing, as well as re-cuts, lettering and sidewall manufacturing. NAMT will be establishing its operation in a 260,000-square-foot facility.


            “Senior management at North American Mold Technology has been servicing the tire industry for over 40 years,” said William Gentry, President, North American Mold Technology. “With technology changes of late, we decided to make a commitment to start a new stand-alone company specifically to service the tire industry needs all over North America, and to provide high-tech solutions to the problems facing the industry. As we explored potential locations, we realized Danville was where we wanted to be since it is more centrally located to the industry we will serve. The local and state economic development teams, as well as the Tobacco Commission and the Governor’s Office have been diligent in working with us to make this happen and bring this new industry to Danville, Virginia. We are excited to be part of the Danville community and look forward to growing quickly in support of our tire industry clients.


            The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the City of Danville and the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance to secure the project for Virginia. Governor McDonnell approved a $250,000 grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to assist Danville with the project. The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission approved $520,000 in Tobacco Region Opportunity Funds. The company is eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program, the Virginia Department of Business Assistance will provide funding and services to support the company’s recruitment and training activities.


            “This project shows a great partnership between state and local organizations, and we are thrilled to welcome this company to Danville,” said Joe King, Danville City Manager.  “North American Mold Technology will be a great asset to our existing employers and businesses.”


            “Thanks to William Gentry with NAMT for choosing Danville over Ohio,” said Delegate Danny Marshall, a member of the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission. “The Tobacco Commission was pleased to help with funding.


The Virginia General Assembly approved $3.7 million for the Advanced Machining Program at Danville Community College (DCC) to provide capacities that can double the student graduation rate for the machining program. And, the Tobacco Commission approved $700,000 for a machining program in Pittsylvania County Schools. NAMT will hire more than120 machinists, so the men and women who go through the DCC and Pittsylvania County programs will be able to find good jobs in our area.”

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

110 MPG + 200 MPG Technologies = Oil Company Nightmares

English: EPA fuel economy and environmental co...
English: EPA fuel economy and environmental comparison label for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt (Dual fuel vehicle electricity-gasoline) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Traditional Green Energy News

Douglas Pelmear, the owner and chief engineer of HP2g in Ohio has announced that he will be forced to close down his operations due to the lack of funding and interest. Douglas has appeared on the NBC’s Morning Show and was subsequently invited to the White House Auto Show. Douglas Pelmear has managed to squeeze 110 miles per gallon out of an E85 V8 Hybrid Mustang. Yup you heard it right, 110 mpg and still no banks will touch him. Even after presenting what he had to the US Department of Energy during an auto show that was supposed to be for bringing to the front technologies that could solve our average horrible fuel economy, Douglas still hasn't received a grant.

You see, the biggest hurdle for an inventor is money. This hurdle gets taller when you refuse to sell out your rights to potential investors. Investors, being money grubbing and greed stricken, have no interest in giving a cent to an inventor who will not hand over their rights in return. Either that or Douglas is asking the wrong investors.
Douglas’s technology utilizes variable cylinder displacement in a standard or hybrid automobile engine. To keep it simple, by skipping a firing cycle in a piston every other fire, you effectively cut fuel consumption in half for each cylinder with the skipped cycle. When the power is needed, then the computer senses it and quits skipping every other fire cycle and gives you your raw power back. The computer system can manipulate the firing cycle of all 8 pistons. When a piston firing cycle is skipped; the computer shuts off that injector for one cycle. The piston/chamber is still smoking hot from the previous fire and the fresh air that gets sucked in gets compressed and heated with a subsequent expansion or half expansion of that cylinder. Utilizing this idea on a hybrid car design, Douglas has taken a V-8 mustang 5.0 and made it consistently run 110 miles per gallon on E85 ethanol. Douglas’s designed a 4.8L V-8 motor that ranges from 400 horsepower all the way down to 15 horsepower. When cruising down the highway at 65 mph and there is a lower but steady load on the engine, the computer starts cycling through cylinders and skipping them one by one. 
Now wouldn’t it be awesome to be able to drive a 400 horsepower V-8 car around and still be able to get over 100 mpg when you wanted to? I think everyone would. Well everyone except for those who have never looked at the fuel price when they are filling up their $60k sports-car. Here in lies the problem. Only the people who are suffering and forking out half their income to pay for the gas to get to work are concerned about fuel economy. Sure, politicians and the business elite will spout all day long about how they want to lower the cost of transportation, but that’s just  politics. They say it for your vote. When it comes to putting our tax dollars where their mouth was during their elections; you get a whiff of reality like Douglas Pelmear. In their view, why would you introduce a big change when you could profit from millions of little changes? 
Someone with a large pocketbook and who is sincere about freeing the world from the bonds of oil needs to hook Douglas up. 
Mr. Douglas Pelmear
2611 N. Scott St.
Napoleon OH 43545
Energy Technology Company w/ 110mpg Hybrid V8 Engine.  

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We sent this company an update on how in our opinion they can improve on 110 MPG.  We did a story some months back on getting over 200 MPG on gas.  
This is the link back to our own story.  Combine these two technologies and you change the ballgame forever.  Let's look at it this way.  If you are getting over 300 miles per gallon on gas, would you care that a gallon of gas costs $15.00 per gallon?  Of course not.  However, $5.00 per gallon at your present MPG fuel economy really hurts, a lot.  How much business would the oil companies lose if all of a sudden sales dropped to less than one fourth of what they are right now?
What would that also do for all other prices on everything?  Drive them all way down.  Does anyone really think that businesses want this?  Most would not.  Not in their best interest.  For small businesses, they are the ones who would love to see this, but not the major corporations.  This is also why we do not believe in green technologies.  Most so called green technologies are more costly and use more energy than they save.  Many are deadly as well.  Take the new fluorescent light bulbs, they contain deadly mercury.  Break one and you have an environmental nightmare clean up even in your own home.  How often is this being done?  It's not.  Retail stores usually do not handle these cleanups properly and risk everyone's health that walks into the stores that sell CFL's.  They also risk the health of all their employees.  Clean up recommendations link in case you do not believe us.  Detailed cleanup information link.  EPA health hazards not addressed on these sites other than to say they exist.  EPA recommendations about mercury.  Recycled plastic costs more and uses more energy for production than virgin plastics, same with paper, wood, metal and glass.  Recycle why?  It's mostly being exported to China to be reprocessed into new cheap products because China lacks raw materials to produce anything.  Then you get to buy your own garbage back only to throw it away again.   It's a great plan for those who benefit from it.  Look, Dad's old stinky shoes have been turned into a new computer.  (If the shoes contain plastic, it's feasible.  Used plastic is sent to China to be converted into resins to produce new plastics.  The plastic housing of your laptop could very well be from Dad's old stinky shoes or your old toothbrush).

  Viva the green revolution.  It's for those who can not think for themselves. 
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