Fire crews attend blaze on 100th street – update

first_img* Update: Fire crews have successfully put-out the small blaze at the Pryndik Bit & Supply Store on Friday. Fire Chief Fred Burrows says the fire was likely caused by a spark from the chimney. He says it got caught on the roof, and began burning through fiberglass panel and eventually through some styrofoam on the roof. This caused smoke to fill the building. Chief Burrows says an elderly man was inside when crews arrived, and was trying to put out the fire.   He was treated in an ambulance on-site and released shortly after. Chief Burrows estimates the damage to be around $1,000. =================The Fort St. John Fire Department attended a fire at 8808 100th Street on Friday.Ambulance crews were also on-site.The fire is causing minor delays to vehicles travelling in both directions on 100th street.Advertisement – Advertisement -By Christine Rumleskie More information will be posted as it becomes available.center_img Photo: Fire crews inspect this building on 100th Street on Friday – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.calast_img read more

Sharks slay Bandari, clinch SportPesa Cup

first_img0Shares0000Kariobangi sharks players celebrate after clinching the 2019 SportPesa Cup at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on January 29. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluDAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Jan 27 – Kariobangi Sharks are the new champions of the SportPesa Cup after beating Bandari by a solitary goal in the final at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Sunday evening.Crowd favorite Harrison Mwenda scored the lone goal on the hour mark to hand Sharks their second major trophy since gaining promotion to the top tier in 2017. The young squad not only fly back home with a bumper Sh3mn cheque to their credit but also earn an opportunity to face English Premier League outfit Everton FC in a friendly match at the Moi Sports Centre in Kasarani in July this year.The two coaches maintained their strongest teams with Sharks’ William Muluya making only one change, Shaphan Oyugi starting ahead of the suspended Sven Yidah. Duke Abuya who was a huge doubt having limped off in the semis was passed fit to start the tie.Bandari caused the first scare in the second minute of the game when the exciting Abdallah Hassan struck a low shot from the right but keeper John Oyemba made a good save to turn the ball behind for a corner.In the 10th minute, David King’atua’s freekick from the right landed on Bernard Odhiambo’s head at the backpost but his nod went just wide.Bandari’s Abdallah Hassan is closely watched by Kariobangi Sharks defender Michael Bodo during their SportPesa Cup final match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 27, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKing’atua had a go at goal himself in the 21st minute with a freekick at the edge of the box when Yema Mwana was axed by Tom Teka, but his powerful effort went just over.Five minutes later, Oyemba was forced into a brilliant save, diving to his left to palm away the ball after Mwana had latched onto a cross from Hassan.Sharks were almost punished after skipper Patillah Omotto lost the ball cheaply in a dangerous area and Hassan picked it up to send in a cross.Sharks were not in their usual element and kept losing the ball especially in the middle of the pack and didn’t create many chances either.In the 36th minute, Bandari keeper Faruk Shikhalo almost gifted Sharks a goal when he came off his line and George Abege beat him to the ball to set up Vincent Wasambo. However, the midfielder chose to swing in a cross instead of going for goal and the Bandari defense cleared.They came very close in the second minute of added time when Abege won the ball at the edge of the box and shot on the turn, but the effort went inches wide.Kariobangi Sharks defender Michael Bodo passes the ball under pressure from bandari’s Darius Msagha during their SportPesa Cup final match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 27, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSharks came back a bit more organized in the second half and had a sniff at goal just two minutes into the second 45 when Abege tried his luck from a distance, his shot pushed away for a corner by Shihalo.Bandari boss Bernard Mwalala made an eye raising change, bringing off midarks made a change, Mwendwa making way for Eric Juma as Muluya now sought to lock the game with a one goal lead.Mwalala made more change, Mwana and King’atua coming off for Keegan Ndemi and Darius Msagha, changes that were meant to bolster the attack.But, Sharks kept possession, choosing to deny Bandari any sight of the ball.Muluya made more changes, Sidney Lokale coming on for Abege while with five minutes left defender John Kuol came on for Vincent Wasambo to add more bodies behind the ball.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Saft Tianneng To Produce 55 GWh Of LiIon Batteries In China

first_imgSaft will try to compete in China with the big boysFrench battery manufacturer Saft, after being acquired by Total (one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world) in 2016, expands its lithium-ion battery activity in China.Saft decided to set up a joint venture (40% for Saft) with Tianneng Energy Technology (TET), Chinese lead-acid battery manufacturer founded in 1986, which is part of the Chinese privately-owned Tianneng Group.The plan is to prepare manufacturing capacity of up to 5.5 GWh per year at the “Changxing Gigafactory”. The batteries would be envisioned for electric vehicles and energy storage systems. According to the press release, a fair part of the production capacity is already installed.News from China Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on April 11, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News 5.5 GWh doesn’t sound much these days, but if it’s a starting point let’s give it a try.One of the interesting things about Saft is that so far it wasn’t able to build gigafactory-type of plant in France, despite the French and European Union governments would happily see European lithium-ion battery manufacturers.“Manufacturing will be based at the Changxing Gigafactory, with a potential capacity of 5.5 gigawatt hours (GWh), among which several GWh are already in operation. Saft will have a 40% shareholding in the new JV, while the Tianneng Group will hold the remaining shares.”“The JV will primarily focus on the development, manufacturing and sales of advanced Li-ion cells, modules and packs for China and worldwide markets. E-bikes and Electric Vehicles (EV), as well as Energy Storage Solutions (ESS) will be the target markets.”“The partners also plan to expand the Changxing facility to ramp up its production capacity to meet future growing demand, mainly driven by e-mobility sales and the development of renewables.”Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of Total said:“This is a first strategic move driven by Total, following the acquisition of Saft in 2016, to grow Saft’s activity in China, the world’s largest renewables market, as well as in the ESS segment as an essential component to the large scale development of intermittent renewable energies. The JV will allow Saft to join forces with a Chinese partner, a world leading lead acid battery manufacturer, willing to develop its lithium-ion activities. It will also give Saft access to China’s booming battery market as well as highly-competitive mass production capacity to accelerate its growth.”Tianneng Chairman Mr. Tianren Zhang said:“This partnership enables us to benefit from Saft’s 30 years of experience and strong technical leadership in Li-ion cells. Saft’s outstanding reputation for high quality products will be crucial in providing the JV with the market credibility vital to expand our business.”Ghislain Lescuyer, Saft CEO said:“We are delighted to start building a long-term partnership with Tianneng with a shared industrial vision. This JV will allow us to make a step change and significantly increase our footprint in the Chinese Li-ion market that will represent over 40% of the global demand by 2025 and to develop our worldwide activities.” Source: Electric Vehicle News Volkswagen Group Secures Lithium Battery Supplies In China Daimler Forms Global Joint Venture With Geely To Develop Smart Tesla Gigafactory 3 Rises Up Out Of The Ground: Videolast_img read more