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  • Projecting the USMNT lineup versus Trinidad and Tobago

    first_imgConfirmed U.S. national team starting lineup vs Trinidad and Tobago. Gregg Berhalter didn’t deploy his strongest possible lineup in the U.S. national team’s Gold Cup opener against Guyana, but we should see the Americans trot out a first-choice group for Saturday night’s match against Trinidad and Tobago.Forward Jozy Altidore is expected to get the nod at striker after being rested in the Gold Cup opener, with Gyasi Zardes taking a seat after scoring a fortuitous goal in the 4-0 win against Guyana. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Weston McKennie looked to be a question mark after suffering a hamstring injury against Guyana, but Berhalter said on Friday that McKennie was healthy and available for selection. Berhalter could choose to rest McKennie as a precaution, with Cristian Roldan the player most likely to step in for the Schalke midfielder.Another question mark for the USMNT lineup is in central defense, where Matt Miazga could step in for Walker Zimmerman, who earned the start next to Aaron Long against Guyana. Miazga’s last Gold Cup start came in 2017, also in Cleveland, when he scored the vital goal in a 3-0 USMNT victory that helped the Americans win their group.GFX USMNT Projected XI 06222019The rest of the U.S. lineup should look similar to the group that defeated Guyana, with Tyler Boyd and Paul Arriola reprising their roles on the wings, with Cristian Pulisic working as an attacking midfielder on the left side of the dual-10 setup in Berhalter’s system. Michael Bradley is still working his way back to full fitness, but should get the nod as the defensive midfielder against Trinidad and Tobago after having his minutes limited against Guyana. Bradley, Pulisic and Altidore would give the Americans three players who were in the starting lineup in the 2017 World Cup qualifying loss to the Soca Warriors. Omar Gonzalez also started in the 2017 loss, but is unlikely to get the nod on Saturday. Nick Lima should earn the start at right back, where he posted another solid showing in the win against Guyana. Tim Ream is the projected starter at left back, and could also function as a left-sided central defender if Berhalter decided to experiment with a three-centerback setup in the 5-4-1 system we saw from the Americans in the pre-Gold Cup friendly against Jamaica.last_img read more

  • Solar Program Helping Community Organizations Creating Green Jobs

    first_imgHospice Halifax is one of the first community organizations in Nova Scotia to install a solar electricity system under the province’s Solar Electricity for Community Buildings Program. When the non-profit starts producing clean, renewable energy from the 26 panels on its roof, it will be able to sell the power it generates to support its mission of providing compassionate end-of-life care to Nova Scotians. “As a not-for-profit organization, creating another revenue source and investing in long term savings are important to us,” said Gordon Neal, CEO, Hospice Halifax. “We often say, hospice is in community, for community, by community. By participating in this program, we’re also helping reduce Nova Scotia’s carbon footprint and supporting green jobs.” Dozens of other charitable organizations, Mi’kmaw bands, municipalities and academic institutions are also participating in the program. Labour and Advanced Education Minister Labi Kousoulis announced today, June 26, on behalf of Energy and Mines Minister Derek Mombourquette that the program has reopened to applications for the third and final year. “These projects strengthen our communities by supporting important organizations like Hospice Halifax, while creating green jobs across the province,” said Mr. Kousoulis. “Solar energy projects are just part of how government is protecting the environment and building on Nova Scotia’s position as a North American leader in fighting climate change.” Over the past two years, the province has created two new solar programs – the community buildings program and the SolarHomes program. Over the same time period, solar energy use in Nova Scotia has grown by about 300 per cent. “Nova Scotia is well positioned for strong growth in residential solar,” said Lyle Goldberg, policy and regulatory affairs manager, CanSIA. “Our recent study indicates that the province could see more than 1,100 jobs in the residential solar sector by 2030 creating a sustainable industry for the long term.” Community buildings projects can be up to 75 kilowatts. Applicants propose a price per kilowatt hour for the electricity they will generate. Successful organizations will enter into a 20-year agreement with their electric utility. The impact to ratepayers is capped at 0.1 per cent, which is already built into the rate stability plan. Clean Foundation independently evaluates submissions and selects the successful projects. The application period is from June 24 to August 9. For more information visit https://www.novascotia.ca/solar/ .last_img read more