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Insiders optimistic about European solar growth

first_imgInsiders optimistic about European solar growth FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):European solar power developers can look forward to a golden age in the coming years, with supportive trade policies and a new regulatory framework potentially doubling new installations of photovoltaic capacity in 2019 and 2020, according to industry insiders.“We are looking forward to a real bright future,” Christian Westermeier, vice president of sales, marketing and application engineering at German polysilicon producer Wacker Chemie AG and president of industry association SolarPower Europe, said at the group’s annual conference in Brussels on March 6.The industry group predicts solar growth in the European Union to almost double over the next two years, with approximately 30 GW in new capacity additions, compared to 14 GW added in 2017 and 2018. Under a central outlook scenario, it forecasts 13.5 GW to be added this year and 16.8 GW in 2020, with a range of almost 20 GW between its low and high scenarios for each year. The central scenario would boost solar PV capacity across the EU’s 28-member states to 145 GW by the end of 2020.Last year, solar additions in the EU rose by 36% to 8 GW after two years of 6-GW growth, while global solar installations increased by around 5% to 104 GW against 99 GW in 2017, according to the association. Analysts have argued that higher renewable energy targets in many member states could lead annual additions across the EU to reach 30 GW by 2022.More than 4 GW of PPAs for subsidy-free solar projects have already been announced in Europe, with the majority located in Spain, according to Pietro Radoia, a solar analyst at market researcher Bloomberg NEF. The forecaster estimates that 75% of new installations will come online in just five countries over the next few years — Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.“There is a huge demand for PPAs,” said Andrea Panizzo, head of business development for Europe and the Middle East at Enel Green Power, the renewable energy subsidiary of Italian utility Enel SpA. Panizzo said companies’ appetite for renewable power was also driven by more than just the need to burnish their sustainability credentials. “A company looking for a PPA for renewables doesn’t just want to slap a green label on a can of beer. They want to save money. And signing a PPA for solar in Spain now could save them a lot of money” based on rising power price forecasts, he said.More ($): European solar sector faces ‘bright future’ with doubling growth by 2020last_img read more

Honduras Unleashes Armed Forces’ First Canine Battalion To Fight Crime

first_imgThe Honduran Armed Forces formed the Canine Battalion in December 2014. In May and June, the Military Police dogs detected 18 sacks of marijuana in a Tegucigalpa neighborhood, 132 kilos of cocaine in La Ceiba, and several firearms along the border Honduras shares with Guatemala. Troops deploy Military canines on actual missions only if they’ve demonstrated a success rate of at least 85 percent in sniffing out contraband during training, which lasts 16 weeks for the dogs and their human counterparts. The dogs are divided by their sniffing specialty: narcotics and currency, explosives, and weapons; in the coming months, a new pack will be trained that exclusively specializes in sniffing currency. The First Canine Battalion strengthens law enforcement efforts and serves as a deterrent for delinquents. “Canines rarely fail at the assignments they have been given; where a human can be fooled or lied to, these trained dogs can’t be deceived,” said security analyst Billy Joya. “People who try to fool the system by transporting narcotics, weapons, or money illegally need to know these dogs are true Soldiers and what they do best is serve and protect.” Infantry Lieutenant Colonel José Marcos Ávila Irías, the leader of the innovative Canine Battalion, is pleased to have these strong, driven, allies in the fight against crime. He’s particularly impressed by the olfactory abilities of dogs; their sense of smell is up to 100,000 times greater than that of humans, according to scientists. The part of the canine brain that processes smells is proportionately 40 times larger than that in human brains, and dogs have up to 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses, while humans have about six million. The Military Police canines have quickly proven themselves to be valuable in the fight against crime. “The bond between the animal and his guide is fundamental,” Lt. Col. Ávila said. “They are a tight team, they work together. Each Soldier is committed to this partnership. Participation in this unit is not mandatory, but we ask that the participants be willing to engage for the period of the dog’s life. They need to have an affinity for their partners.” The dogs adapted to their new home quickly, learning words in the indigenous languages of Honduras. “We have a glossary for our own school, and they understand commands in Misquito and Garífuna,” Lt. Col. Ávila told Diálogo. “We employ them to avoid distractions when the dogs are working or training.” They’re the 136 loyal, well-trained dogs that make up the country’s First Canine Battalion of the Military Police for Law and Order, which has trained the canines to detect hidden drugs, currency, bombs, and firearms. The dogs have become experts unleashed to thwart the operations of criminal activity in the Central American nation. In all, the canines are capable of tracing twelve different contradband scent tracks. The Military is also planning on training some dogs to detect the scents of injured victims and human remains, an ability which would be useful in rescue and recovery efforts during earthquakes and other natural disasters; additionally, they plan to increase its number of canines by the end of 2015. “We will have a total of 180 dogs when we complete our acquisition process later this year,” Lt. Col. Ávila said. The dogs are being introduced in phases. The current group of 136 dogs vary in breeds between German and Dutch Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Terriers, and Belgian Malinois, a breed the U.S. Secret Service uses to guard the White House. The Military acquires additional canines Soldier Erick Josué Carías and his canine partner, Gladiator, are one such team. In a presentation before the press Carías said he has been with his white Golden Retriever since the dog’s birth, and that they have traveled to different parts of the country together. The dog showed his capacities by finding knives and other weapons during a sweep of the National Penitentiary located in Támara, about 28 kilometers from the capital city. Gladiator and the other Military dogs are on duty at the country’s borders, in the airports of Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba, and Roatán, and supporting customs authorities in the largest maritime port. They are key elements in the operations FUSINA carries out, operations the body of combined forces that has accrued a significant track record by seizing illegal narcotics, capturing prominent drug traffickers and members of extortion networks, and seizing their properties. Developing the Canine Battalion has been a cooperative effort extending across national boundaries. Colombian and Dominican Military trainers helped launch the Honduran Military’s program, and both the Colombian and Dominican Militaries have collaborated in partnership with the U.S. forces to develop and support their own canine programs in previous years. In late March, the Honduran Ministry of National Defense announced the acquisition of 50 more dogs, brought from Colombia. The newest elite members of the Honduran Armed Forces have uncanny ability to sniff out contraband. “With their olfactory capacity and their effectiveness in reducing search times, each dog carries out the work of 30 men,” says Lt. Col. Ávila. “We have increased our capacity to respond by working with them, and we will be able to do even more when the process is consolidated and law-enforcement operators rely more on the dogs’ services.” Military canines detect drugs and weapons “Each team goes out to missions for periods of two weeks,” says Lt. Col. Ávila, a period after which the dog is allotted time to recover and be examined by a veterinarian. The Soldier-dog teams also train together between missions. The dogs are intelligent, alert, energetic and — when they are not working, friendly. Gladiator, named so because of his survival skills, along with Captain, Panther, Milo, and the rest of the Canine Battalion members might be man’s best friend, but they are proving themselves to be the criminals’ worst enemies. Utilizing the olfactory capabilities of canines By Dialogo July 16, 2015last_img read more

Suriname and the United States Join Forces in Construction Project

first_imgBy Marian Romero/Diálogo September 21, 2017 Tdghrdh A team from the South Dakota Army National Guard (SDARNG) specialized in carpentry and construction, and members of the Suriname Army joined efforts and knowledge from August 14th to 24th to modernize the O.S. Majosteeg elementary school in the district of Wanica, Suriname, which serves 450 students daily. The renovation project is a result of the affiliation between Suriname and South Dakota under the U.S. National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program (SPP) to exchange knowledge, training, and cooperation, while simultaneously benefiting the Surinamese people most in need. “Most, if not all, states [in the U.S.] have a partnership with a country through the National Guard Bureau. We organize a dozen exchanges each year where we bring people from South Dakota to Suriname and vice versa. This allows us to gain a better understanding of how the armies from each place function,” explained U.S. Army Captain Betsy Suhr, the bilateral affairs officer at the U.S. Embassy in Suriname and head of the project. The renovation was made possible thanks to $15,000 from U.S. Southern Command, through an agreement with Suriname’s Ministry of Education. In January 2017, a team from the armies of both countries, accompanied by representatives of the government of Suriname, visited 10 public schools. “The Ministry of Education chose the Majosteeg school based on the embassy’s recommendations and the skills available at the South Dakota Army National Guard,” said Capt. Suhr. “The team that did the work was picked by the National Guard, taking into account the service members’ experience during previous projects and their specialization in construction.” Carpentry and construction to the school’s rescue The 11 members of SDARNG, along with their Surinamese Army counterparts, were tasked with fixing bathrooms, installing plumbing, laying tiles, improving the drainage system, restoring the electrical wiring, repairing doors, and building separate bathrooms for the youngest children. U.S. Army Specialist Timothy Fuerst, a builder/carpenter who participated in the work said that that type of project is important because it gives both armies an opportunity to share their knowledge and learn new ways of doing things. “Each year, a different group of members of our unit goes to Suriname to have this experience. We are prepared as specialists in construction, but when we arrived, we realized we have a lot to learn,” said Spc. Furest. “We had not mastered the process of tiling or installing electrical wiring, and the folks from the Surinamese Army taught us. They also taught us how to mix cement on the ground to be more effective. It is interesting to learn each country’s techniques to develop a better way of building based on these experiences.” The group of specialists chosen for the project gained their experience in carpentry and construction as special envoys to similar projects in nations like Iraq and Jordan. However, this was the first time they participated in a mission to a country closer to home. “They got us fired up to improve this school that serves a good part of the kids in the area,” said U.S. Army Specialist Christian Cap, a SDARNG builder/carpenter. “Wanica is Suriname’s smallest district, with a population of around 80,000 people.” “When we showed up, the kids were still in school and wanted to help us. It was very exciting to see how the community came together to support the project, and how they welcomed this improvement to the children’s quality of life,” said U.S. Army Specialist Richard Schiradely, another member of the SDARNG crew. “The community’s good attitude made the job fun. I would definitely love to participate in an experience like this again.” Eleven years of partnership Under SPP, South Dakota and Suriname have partnered since 2006 to organize different exchanges to benefit men and women from both institutions. Some of the main exchanges have been the Military Affairs Subject Matter Expert Exchange, Strategic Planning, and National Vacation Day in Suriname. Repairing schools has been among the projects most highly anticipated by the community. In 2016, both armies worked together to renovate the O.S. Santodorp school in Paramaribo. This project was the first example of this new area of cooperation between the United States and Suriname. “We hope to continue to strengthen the engineering-related partnership with Suriname. Renovating schools is definitely an area that deserves attention,” concluded Capt. Suhr. “We would like to continue to lend children a helping hand through projects that can provide opportunities for mutual learning in the area of engineering for the U.S. and Surinamese armies.”last_img read more

Credit Union vs. Bank: 4 major differences

first_imgby: John MaxfieldIf you’ve ever wondered about the difference between a credit union and a bank, then rest assured that you’re in good company. Because these two types of financial services companies do largely the same things — that is, take deposits and make loans — their differences aren’t immediately apparent. Let’s go over four of the biggest distinguishing characteristics between the two.1. OwnershipSince the deregulatory movement gained momentum in the mid-1980s, legislators and regulators have gone a long way toward harmonizing the types of products that depository institutions — namely, banks, thrifts (otherwise known as savings and loans), and credit unions — can offer to their customers. Prior to that, credit unions and thrifts focused on various types of consumer credit, while banks zeroed in on commercial lending. But nowadays, these differences are more muted, as credit unions and thrifts have gained the ability to offer a broader assortment of credit-related products.One major difference that hasn’t changed, however, is the ownership structure. Banks are corporations owned by shareholders, who, in turn, have voting rights commiserate with the number and type of shares that they own. By contrast, credit unions are owned by their customers — their “members.” Each member, regardless of how much money he or she has on deposit, gets one vote in electing board members. Furthermore, while board members of banks are typically paid for their service, people on a credit union’s board volunteer their time.2. ProfitsBanks and credit unions view their ultimate business objectives differently. Banks are in business to make money for their shareholders. They do so by taking a small sliver of capital, leveraging it up by a factor of roughly 10 to 1 or more, and then using the net proceeds from their assets to cover expenses, pay taxes, and, most importantly, distribute to shareholders via dividends and share buybacks.Credit unions, by contrast, are nonprofit entities. Yes, they borrow money from depositors, and then invest the funds into loans and other types of income-generating assets. However, instead of distributing the net proceeds to their owners, they use the earnings to increase interest rates on their members’ deposits, and to decrease the rates on loans made to members. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Purposeful Talent Development: Talking timing

first_imgWe used to live in a world where we had to wait for things to happen. We had to wait for tomorrow’s paper to hear the news of today and we had to wait for a letter in the mail to hear from a friend. When you’re required to wait for so many things, you develop patience.However, the way our world is now, we aren’t used to waiting. We can find ourselves getting impatient if a webpage takes more than two seconds to load or our oven takes a few minutes to preheat.It makes sense that things move more quickly now than they did five or 10 years ago. The advancement of technology has created new efficiencies and changed the speed at which we operate. When we look back and see how quickly the world has evolved and technology has changed, can we really blame individuals who believe their growth and development should happen just as fast?We all have goals for our own career and development. We may want to expand our knowledge and skills to strengthen our current capabilities, understand other functions of the organization or move into a more senior position. Leaders may discuss development and career goals with staff, but maybe not the expectations of when those goals could be achieved. Setting expectations for development is becoming more and more important for organizations and individual leaders. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Mikel Arteta plans on playing Willian in new position after move from Chelsea

first_imgMikel Arteta plans on playing Willian in new position after move from Chelsea Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 11 Aug 2020 1:49 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10kShares Advertisement Willian was primarily used on the right under Lampard (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)While the length of Arsenal’s offer is believed to have been the key driver of Willian’s move to the Emirates, Arteta’s plans for him have clearly influenced his thinking and he’ll at long last get to star in a central role that he has craved. AdvertisementAdvertisementWillian is set to sign a three-year deal with the club, though he’ll take a slightly salary cut from his £120,000-a-week deal with Chelsea to earn around £100,000-a-week at the Emirates.The winger was reportedly in north London on Monday to complete his medical with the Gunners and the club are likely to announce his arrival later this week.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWillian will become Arteta’s first signing of the summer but the Spaniard may have to sell before spending any money.The likes of Sead Kolasinac, Rob Holding, Mesut Ozil, Matteo Guendouzi, Calum Chambers and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have all been put up for sale.Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the fourth season running and they announced in February – before the coronavirus pandemic hit sport – a loss in operating profit.MORE: Alexis Sanchez’s dream Manchester United reunion under threat after injury against Bayer Leverkusen Advertisement Willian is set to play centrally at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta plans on using Willian in a central position next season after the Brazilian completes his move to the club from Chelsea.The 32-year-old departed Stamford Bridge this week after seven years in west London.The Brazilian was predominantly used as a right winger at Chelsea, despite playing under five different managers during his time at the club. However, Willian’s always felt that he was used incorrectly at Chelsea and that his best position is in a more central role behind a centre forward.ADVERTISEMENTArteta clearly agrees and the Spaniard plans on using Willian in a no.10 role next term, according to the Mirror. Commentlast_img read more

Ghana submits 35-man provisional squad for 2015 FIFA U-20 tournament

first_imgBlack Satellites coach Sellas Tetteh has submitted a 35-man provisional squad to FIFA ahead of the U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.The head coach will to select his final 21-man squad from the provisional list for the tournament which will begin on May 30 to June 20.Ghana who are paired in Group B alongside Argentina, Panama and Austria, were bronze medalists at the 2015 African Youth Championship in Senegal.The Black Satellites will open their 2015 FIFA U-20 campaign against Austria on Saturday 30th May, 2015 at the Wellington Regional Stadium in New Zealand.Below is the 35-man provisional list:Goalkeepers: Kwame Baah (Heart of Lions), Mutawakilu Seidu (Hearts of Oak), Michael Sai (Berekum Chelsea), Lawrence Ahi (Red Bull Salzburg) Defenders: Kingsley Fobi (Right to Dream), Owusu Bempah (Hearts of Oak), Joseph Aidoo (Inter Allies), Joseph Adjei (Wa All Stars), Nicholas Opoku (B. Chelsea), Emmanuel Ntim (Valenciennes), Latif Abubakar (Egypt), Yakubu Mohammed (Tema Youth), Patrick Asmah (BA United), Patrick Kpozo (Inter Allies)Midfielders: Thomas Agyapong (Man City), Aseidu Attobrah (New Edubiase), Emmanuel Oti (Sporting Braga), Kennedy Boateng (WAFA), Godfred Donsah (Calgliari), Kofi Yeboah (Wa All Stars), Michael Otoo (Unistar), Prosper Kasim (Inter Allies), Emmanuel Antwi (Liberty Professionals), David Atanga (Red Bull Salzburg), Agbenyu Lumor (F.C. Porto)Forwards: Issah Abbas (Deportivo), Benjamin Tetteh (Dreams FC), Samuel Afful (Hasaacas), Yaw Yeboah (Man City), Ebenezer Ofori (AIK Stockholm), Clifford Aboagye (Granada), Osabutey Jonah (Tema), Emmanuel Boateng (Rio Ave), Samuel Tetteh (WAFA), Osei Barnes (Paios Ferriera)–last_img read more

Russian anti-doping agency suspended for non-compliance

first_imgThe World Anti-Doping Agency continued to crack down on Russia drug cheats on Wednesday by suspending the country’s anti-doping agency amid calls to extend investigations to other countries and sports.Former WADA President Dick Pound, who headed the independent commission, said the probe found cover-ups, bribes to conceal positive tests, destruction of samples and evidence of Russian state security services of colluding with the country’s athletics federation to enable athletes to freely dope.Russia were barred last week by the IAAF and can only return to athletics competition once they have proven they have set up a new framework to stop doping. Israel, Andorra, Argentina, Bolivia and Ukraine were also found non-compliant of the WADA Code and can no longer conduct anti-doping programs.Brazil, which will host next year’s Summer Olympics, France, Belgium, Greece, Mexico and Spain were placed on a compliance “watch list” and have until March to get their house in order and bring their anti-doping programs in line with the WADA Code. While Russia and their athletics program have been in the WADA crosshairs, Pound has repeatedly made it clear that Russia is not the only country and athletics not the only sport with doping issues.”There have been a lot of calls for a more comprehensive investigation on the basis that it surely is not just athletics in Russia. But whether the WADA management will be able to do that or not I don’t know,” said Pound.”Russia is not the only country in the world with this problem so let’s not try and make it look as though we think that is the case. “We know about Turkey, we know about Kenya and we know about others so you have to be somewhat even-handed so you don’t look like you are picking on one country even if that country has a major problem.” The foundation board heard from several members urging the global agency to do more and dig deeper. Beckie Scott, a Canadian cross-country Olympic champion and chair of the WADA athlete committee, told the board that many athletes have asked her why the commission was focused solely on Russia and Russian athletics.”They’re saying, ‘Why not all sports?'” Scott told the board meeting via conference call. “We’re at a crossroads. We urge you to please consider the athletes and sports as a whole.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

More Traffic Equals More Tickets in Sea Bright

first_imgThe closure of the Oceanic Bridge has made for more traffic and more tickets in Sea Bright.SEA SEA BRIGHT — With the closure of the Oceanic Bridge last month Sea Bright has seen more traffic making its way through the borough. And more traffic means more traffic violations.Police Chief John Sorrentino this week said his officers have issued more traffic summons in the last few months over the same time last year.According to the numbers Sorrentino provided, in Sept. 2011 the department issued 176 motor vehicle violations, compared to 83 in Sept. 2010; in Oct. 2010 the number was 113, and a year later it rose to 128. And from Oct. 17, when the bridge closed for repair work, until Nov. 18, police gave out 184 tickets; while during the same time last year the number was 130.“There’s more traffic coming over,” Sorrentino said this week, explaining the increase. “There are so many people who use that Oceanic Bridge that it is just a higher volume of traffic on Ocean Avenue.”The Oceanic Bridge spans the Navesink River, connecting Rumson to the Locust section of Middletown. The bridge was closed last month for repair work and is expected to remain closed until next May.With the bridge closed, vehicles heading to Middletown, Highlands and Atlantic Highlands must travel over Coopers Bridge in Red Bank or follow the detour signs through Rumson over the Sea Bright and travel north along Ocean Avenue(State Highway 36), to their destination. And as Sorrentino pointed out, “More cars, obviously more tickets.”The majority of tickets the department issued were for speeding and improper use of a handheld cell phone while driving, according to Sorrentino.As for the rise in ticketing, the chief noted, “Sea Bright is basically one street, a state highway,” and “We’re always out there.”“We’re always going to be aggressive when it comes to people who are speeding and on their cell phones,” he said, making it clear violators would be stopped and issued tickets.And that is all right with Mayor Maria Fernandes. “The residents have been complaining that there is a lot of speeding going through town,” especially in the north beach area, where Fernandes lives.Fernandes suspects it is commuters coming over the Sea Bright Bridge on their way to ferry terminals in Highlands and Atlantic Highlands who account for the majority of the speeders.“They step on the pedal to the metal and they’re chatting away on their cell phones,” Fernades said. “I don’t think they realize how fast they’re going; they’re too involved in their conversations.”The speed limit along Ocean Avenue is 40 miles per hour for most of the year, with the state Department of Transportation giving the borough permission to lower it to 35 during the summer months, Fernandes said.A ticket using a cell phone while driving carries a $130 penalty upon conviction, according to Stephanie Seyr, deputy court clerk for the combined Municipal Court for Sea Bright and Oceanport.Fines for speeding range from $85 to $260 and can include the loss of a driver’s license and the issuance of motor vehicle points, starting at two, Seyr said. And while the municipality does earn revenue from summonses, it does not get to keep it all as some of it is distributed to a variety of state agencies and programs.last_img read more

Kootenay Ice take optimistic approach into net BCMMHL season

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsNow the fun begins.The Kootenay Ice kick off the 2011-12 B.C. Major Midget Hockey League season with plenty of optimism as the interior based squad heads to Vancouver Island for a two-game set Saturday and Sunday in Nanaimo against the North Island Silvertips.And new head coach Mario DiBella isn’t shy about what his goal is for this new group of 15-17-year-old midget hockey players.“We are looking to make the playoffs for the first time in Ice history,” stated the veteran bench boss.That goal will not be easy to achieve after the Ice, under the coach last season of Simon Wheeldon, lost the likes of 18-goal scorer Jesse Knowler of Castlegar and Nelson’s Dryden Hunt to the Western Hockey League and sniper Luke Bertolucci to the Trail Smoke Eaters of the BCHL.However, DiBella believes he has the players ready to fill the skates of the rookie Tier I hockey players.“We have Jake Lucchini (Trail), Darren Medeiros (Castlegar) and Quinn Klimchuk (Castlegar) who are equally as talented as the (Hunt, Knowler and Bertolucci),” DiBella said of his three second-year players.“We’ve also added Mitch Foyle (Fruitvale), Jeremy McGregor (Christina Lake) and Brandon Savaia (Grand Forks) as talented first years that can put the busier in the basket.”The Ice has three grads from the Nelson Minor Hockey Association in Colton Dachwitz, Greyson Reitmeier and late edition Brandon Sookro.Cole Arcuri, thought to be a lock to make the Ice at defence, decided to return to the Okanagan Hockey Association.After the Island trip, the Ice are idle until opening the home part of the season October 8-9 at the NDCC Arena against Okanagan Rockets.The home dates will shift around rinks in the West Kootenay, with stops in Castlegar, Trail and Grand Forks.DiBella likes the idea of showcasing the players throughout the region.“I feel it’s good for the program and it provides home games where the players live,”  said DiBella, who has former Nelson Leaf assistant coach Sean Dooley with him behind the Ice bench.The B.CMMHL was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17 year olds the opportunity to play at a high level within their age group.Each year all Major Midget League teams have the opportunity to compete for the National Midget Championship.Kootenay finished the 2010-11 season in 10th spot with a 8-25-7 record with the Vancouver Northwest Giants winning the BCMMHL [email protected]last_img read more