Johnson looks to roll at Masters

first_imgMarcus Johnson has strenuously tested the shoulder largely responsible for keeping him out of last season’s state wrestling tournament. The Diamond Bar senior’s father/assistant coach hadn’t seen anyone drop Johnson this season like he was 30 seconds into his CIF title match Saturday. But he doesn’t plan on his 42nd win being his last. “I’m shooting to be the best,” said Johnson, the No. 2-seed in his class, Saturday following his 8-4 title match victory. “I’m not going to let anything stop me this year.” Johnson finished sixth at last season’s Masters, but couldn’t continue due to his shoulder. This year, however, Johnson has taken his wrestling to a new level. His coach, Rob Wagner, can practically count on his thumbs the number of Johnson’s matches that weren’t runaway victories. After much grimacing and clutching the shoulder surgically repaired this summer, the 215-pound Johnson resumed the match and eventually his quest for the state tournament, advancing to today and Saturday’s Masters meet at Carter High School. Even a bout with the flu just prior to the CIF Southern Section Southern Division meet that robbed him of 10 pounds didn’t stop Johnson from maintaining his undefeated record. center_img “He’s put himself in the best position possible,” said Wagner, in his first year at Diamond Bar. “Now he wants to go to the state tournament.” Other CIF division champions include: Angel Garcia (San Dimas, 119 pounds), Aaron Kunihiro (Damien, 125), Ryan Eagleson, (Rancho Cucamonga, 130), Clark Alton (Alta Loma, 145), Isaac Whisner (Rim of the World, 145) and Marcus Austin (Etiwanda, 275). The preliminary rounds will begin this morning, with the finals scheduled for Saturday at 3 p.m. The top eight in each weight class advance to the state meet next week in Bakersfield. Besides Johnson and the other CIF winners, there are many more wrestlers to look for today and tomorrow. At 103 pounds, Huntington Beach Marina’s Victoria Anthony will wrestle. Carter athletic director Joe Paluba said Anthony is believed to be the first girl to ever wrestle in a Masters Meet. More wrestlers to watch at Masters are:Rudy Muniz (Upland) and Jess Torres (Rialto) at 112 pounds; Thomas Richard (Colony) at 119; Jorge Carrillo (Montclair) at 135; Michael Orona (Ayala) and Julian Miramontes (Diamond Ranch) at 140; Divid Stubblebean (Bonita) at 145; Nico Phillips (Rancho Cucamonga) at 152; Vincente Polanco (Colton) at 160; Jacob Tranberg (Chino Hills) at 171; Skye Severns (Claremont), Jorge Monge (Colony), Garrett Jones (Diamond Bar) at 189 and Chris Givens (Colony) at 215. This is the first time Carter has hosted the event, after about a quarter-century at Fountain Valley High School. Carter athletic director and co-meet director Joe Paluba said he expects a total of 3,000 fans to attend the two-day event. There will be a total of eight mats in use today, with six of them borrowed from Upland High School. Six separate food vendors will be operating to feed the horde of fans and wrestlers. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Rising Democratic party star and possible Trump rival an exMontrealer

first_imgMONTREAL – An alumna from a high school in a Montreal suburb is increasingly being mentioned as a potential candidate to prevent U.S. President Donald Trump from winning a second term in 2020.While California Sen. Kamala Harris does not publicly embrace speculation about her 2020 intentions, some online betting websites have put her at the front of the pack to lead the Democratic party into the next election.Mother Jones, a left-leaning current affairs magazine, has described her as one of the Democrats who could beat Trump in the 2020 election, and the Washington Post ran a 2015 profile with the headline: “Is Kamala Harris the next Barack Obama?”Harris’s political success is no surprise to those who knew her during her teen years in Montreal, where she attended high school in Westmount, just west of downtown.In a 1981 yearbook from Westmount High School, the then-16 year old Harris described her favourite pastime as “dancing with Midnight Magic,” a dance troupe she founded with her friend Wanda Kagan.“We performed in community centres in front of elderly people or danced at fundraisers,” Kagan told The Canadian Press. “Outside of our studies, dance took up a lot of our time.”After graduation, Harris moved to the United States and the childhood friends lost touch, Kagan said.But in 2009, Kagan turned on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and saw her old friend, who was then a San Francisco district attorney and had just published a book, being interviewed.While she said it was a shock to see her friend on TV, Kagan said she’s not surprised Harris went on to achieve success.“In reality, I’m not surprised by what she’s accomplished because she’s a fighter,” Kagan said. “She’s strong, independent and has always fought for the rights of others.”At the age of 13, Harris organized a protest in front of the building where she lived in Montreal because the owner didn’t want children playing on the lawn, her sister Maya told San Francisco Gate in 2012.Harris convinced other children to join her in protesting and they convinced the building’s owner to change the rule, according to the news site.That story doesn’t surprise Trevor Williams, who knew both the Harris sisters when they lived in Montreal and describes them as popular and studious.“They always had the best grades in the class and everything seemed so easy for them,” he told The Canadian Press.“But in reality, they succeeded because they worked hard, their mother was very strict. Often, when the rest of us went to the movies, the sisters had to stay home to study.”Some 40 years later, it’s in Congress that Harris is fighting her battles.She was elected to the Senate in 2016 and sits on the intelligence committee tasked with shedding light on Russian interference in the last election campaign, where she made headlines this summer for her intense questioning of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.Harris, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, was born in Oakland, Calif., in 1964.She moved to Montreal in the mid-1970s after her parents separated and her mother took a job teaching at McGill University and researching at the Jewish General Hospital.After returning to the United States after high school, Harris was elected district attorney of San Francisco in 2003 and as attorney general of California in 2011.Christophe Cloutier-Roy, a researcher who studies U.S. politics at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal, says there have been hints Harris is planning a 2020 bid.“Since entering the Senate, she’s positioned herself against Donald Trump, she’s voted against most of his bills and his nominations,” he said. “She’s also participating in several fundraising campaigns and raises a lot of money.”Thus far, Harris has refused to speculate on her intentions for 2020.When questioned on the matter by MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell, she responded “Lawrence, I don’t even know what I’m having for dinner.”But whether she runs or not, she remains a great source of pride for the Montreal-area high school that watched her grow up.“To feel that being in these hallways, you can go from these hallways to one of the top, most influential positions is very exciting and something to work towards,” guidance counsellor Karen Allen said.“To have to have that kind of role model (for the students) is beyond all expectations.”last_img read more

Advanced Microgrid at MCAS Miramar to Enhance Energy Security Improve Load Management

first_imgThe advanced microgrid to be built at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is still two years away from completion, but officials already are excited about the project’s potential to demonstrate the value of microgrids.The project, awarded to Black & Veatch and Schneider Electric last week, will allow operations at the San Diego-area installation to continue uninterrupted if the utility power grid is compromised or damaged.But the project is about more than simply providing backup power to enhance energy security; it can also help the installation manage fluctuations in demand and benefit the larger electric grid.Mick Wasco, the base’s installation energy manager, says he is excited about collaborating with the California Energy Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission and the California Independent System Operator, reported Microgrid Knowledge. “My proposition to these organizations is that the government is spending money on energy security to make its own grid redundant and secure. There is no reason why we can’t multipurpose those assets to support the grid and make the grid more distributed,” Wasco said.The project design will be scalable to potentially power the entire installation as well as manage electricity during peak usage. The microgrid will incorporate distributed assets already on base, including 1.6 megawatts of solar photovoltaic energy and 3.2 megawatts from landfill methane gas. Schneider and Black & Veatch will add two diesel and two natural gas generators, totaling 7 megawatts.In addition to providing backup power, the generators will provide support services to the central grid and help the installation reduce its utility demand charges, manage load and participate in demand response programs. The generators also will help provide a guaranteed level of renewable energy, according to the story.“For us that’s a huge economic opportunity,” said Wasco, who said that spikes in demand created by the intermittency of landfill gas cost the installation up to $300,000 per year in demand charges. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Teslas Chinesebuilt Model 3 could cost almost 10000 less than imported versions

first_img Tesla,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. Car Industry 50 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. Five real reasons people are buying Teslas Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 49 Photos 68 Photos Comments 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. 71 Photos 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. 5 General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Tags More From Roadshow 26 Photos 81 Photos 18 Photos 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 10 Photos Tesla 3:32 Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV Share your voice 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Enlarge ImageChinese-produced Model 3s could be significantly cheaper to buy in that country than their California tent-built siblings. Elon Musk via Twitter In the past, Teslas that have been imported into China for sale there have been expensive. Like, shockingly expensive — pardon the terrible pun — relative to their prices in the US, thanks to various import tariffs and taxes. That has affected sales for the brand in the world’s largest car market.Now though, Tesla is getting closer than ever to having its Chinese Gigafactory up and running, and once Model 3s start rolling off the line there, the pricing game could change dramatically, as could the brand’s sales. But how much will a Chinese-built Model 3 cost if you live in the Middle Kingdom?According to a report published on Monday by Bloomberg, we might be close to having a definitive answer to that question. Estimates currently put the base price for a Chinese-built Tesla at 300,000 Yuan, or around $43,400 before EV subsidies, and that’s pretty damned reasonable, considering that the current cheapest imported Model 3 is listed at 377,000 Yuan (or $54,555).Tesla is planning on making an announcement about its future Chinese-produced cars on May 31, though it’s unclear if the pricing of those cars will be among the items discussed.Tesla didn’t immediately respond to Roadshow’s request for comment. Share your voice 69 Photos 12 Photos Tags GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. 52 Photos Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Tesla Model 3 barrels through the snow in Track Mode 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better More From Roadshow 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 3 Comments 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal Car Industry Electric Cars Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois.last_img read more