Hoping to ensure no one goes cold this winter due to lack of crisis fuel assistance, The Vermont Country Store today committed $17,000 to this year’s CVPS Shareheat campaign.The Vermont Country Store will add $15,000 to Central Vermont Public Service’s $100,000 commitment for the upcoming winter to increase the pool of funds available to match contributions from the public. The Vermont Country Store will also donate $2,000 to Ski For Heat, an annual cross-country ski fundraiser for Shareheat held each winter at Wild Wings Ski Touring Center in Peru.‘Our employees want to make a strong commitment to Shareheat, because it helps their friends and neighbors,’ said Bill Shouldice, President of The Vermont Country Store. ‘The program’s neighbor-helping-neighbor design parallels our own philosophy toward community involvement. It is a fundamental priority of ours to address community needs and help make our communities stronger. Vermont is our home, so we just view this as the right thing to do.’The Vermont Country Store’s commitment is part of CVPS’s Shareheat Business Partnership program, which was created a few years ago to increase the pool of funds available. The company has been a Shareheat Business Partner every year since the program was created, and was the first business to commit to the partnership for the upcoming heating season.‘Vermont Country Store’s donation is a great start in our 2010 campaign,’ CVPS spokesman Steve Costello said. ‘We have just begun soliciting other potential partners, so it’s a welcome commitment and obviously a very generous one.’Shareheat was created in 1988 to provide emergency fuel assistance to CVPS customers. CVPS shareholders initially contributed $50,000 per year to the matching pool, though that figure has now increased to $100,000 annually. The funds from CVPS, The Vermont Country Store and other business partners will be used to match contributions from the public, dollar for dollar. The funds are sent to five community action agencies across the state, which pay fuel providers directly in crisis situations.Each donation is directed back to the donor’s community, so the contribution helps people in the same area. Matching dollars are applied on a first-come, first-served basis.Businesses that would like to join the Shareheat Business Partnership Program may call Steve Costello at 747-5427 for more information. Anyone needing crisis fuel assistance should contact their local community action agency.CVPS Shareheat is a program of last resort for over 1,000 Vermont families each year. Funds are available to assist people who face heating emergencies, often because they never expected to need assistance, lost a job, or have exhausted all other available assistance. Contributions should be made payable to the CVPS Shareheat Fund. Donations may be mailed with a CVPS payment, or sent separately to CVPS Shareheat, 77 Grove St., Rutland, VT 05701.Soruce: CVPS. 8.30.2010
RelatedPosts Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Victor Osimhen has admitted he wants to “play for a big club in England” one day and thanked Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo for his career advice.The 21-year-old has been linked with a move to Old Trafford after an outstanding breakthrough season in Ligue 1, scoring 13 goals in 25 starts.Red Devils forward Odion Ighalo branded his international teammate as the “future of Nigerian football” and regularly advises the young striker on how to further his career. Speaking to the Independent, Osimhen said: “Of course, one day I’d like to play for a big club in England.“I’ve spoken to Odion [Ighalo] about it. He gave me very good advice, he’s a legend and a big brother.“My goal is to play at one of the biggest clubs in the world but now I’m very happy in Lille. “My priority is to play a lot of games. Signing for a big club and being on the bench is not exciting for me.”Osimhen was close to a move to England in 2015 after winning the golden boot at the Under-17’s World Cup, but turned down Arsenal in favour of Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.He added: “I spoke with Arsene Wenger after the tournament ended and he wanted me to come to Arsenal.“I had a lot of options: Barcelona, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid, Juventus and the rest.“Arsenal was a good option but it wasn’t the best at the time, I wanted to start playing as soon as I turned 18.“I wanted to go to a place where I had time to invest in my game and improve physically. Wolfsburg showed me that possibility.” Tags: Premier LeagueVictor Osimhen
Facebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston Regional Planning Council Thurston Regional Planning Council is updating the What Moves You Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The RTP considers what our community’s transportation needs may be over the next 25 years and how to prepare to meet them.Please take a short survey – just 13 questions in 5 minutes – and tell us your views on passenger ferries, autonomous vehicles, hover boards, and toll lanes. How important are these to you? And what kind of impact will they have on how you travel in the next 25 years? Do you think drone deliveries will positively or negatively impact you? How important is maintaining our existing infrastructure, improving intersections, and adding bicycle and pedestrian facilities? Every member of your family can take this easy, online survey – a great way to engage your kids about the world they want to live in. TRPC’s website has interesting information about the Plan and factoids about what we might face between now and 2045 with a growing population, new technologies, and changes to our environment. Visit www.trpc.org/rtp to learn more about the Plan and to take the survey.you’d like this survey translated into a language other than English, please let us know.
By Celia BelmonteRED BANK – During a time of economic turmoil, borough merchants and those in the business community have differing views on the state of the town’s business landscape and conflicting feelings about its future.For some business owners, there are far too many vacant storefronts along the city’s most popular drags. Others say they know that looks can be deceiving and that there are more businesses slated to open. After a tough economic period, they say, there are reasons to be optimistic.“The building that I am looking at across the street from me on Broad Street has been vacant for four years now,” said Vinnie Woods, manager of Love Lane Tuxedos. “That is disgraceful.”Employees at Mr. Pizza Slice, the 16-year-old pizzeria on Monmouth Street, agree.“The lack of occupancy in town hurts our business,” said Phil Sloan of Mr. Pizza Slice. “Companies like Lucas Oil and Wells Fargo have moved out taking their employees with them so less people are around who used to stop in for a meal.”Additionally, a few businesses have moved out of town, doing little to suppress the qualms of current business owners.Space Interiors, the furniture and design store located on White Street at the corner of English Plaza, is relocating to Deal. Paw Palace at 16 Monmouth St. is moving to 333 Silverside Ave. in Little Silver. It will have the same ownership and grooming staff and will be called The Dog Spaw’ Grooming Salon.“For our type of business a Red Bank location does not suit us,” said Alaina Jawidowicz of Paw Palace. “Lack of parking for our customers… is an issue. Deliveries of heavy merchandise, like dog food, are also hard due to the parking situation.”Others see Red Bank’s business district in a different light.“I’m very excited about what’s happening downtown,” said Jay Herman of Downtown Investors, a development firm that owns office and retail space in Red Bank. “There’s a lot of good going on.”Herman, who has been a member of the Red Bank RiverCenter executive board since its inception, said that, while some may see empty storefronts, he knows that a good number of them – at least 15 by his count – will be filled soon. Several business owners have signed leases but have yet to open.The perception that stores are empty is wrong, he said. “Most of the vacant space isn’t really vacant. It takes a long time to open” a new business.Reasons for the delays include getting borough permits and certifications, financing, construction issues and possible inexperience of first-time business owners who need time to work out the details of their new ventures, Herman said.“Red Bank’s comeback is remarkable” after a period of economic downturn which hit most people hard four years ago, Herman said. “If you take a drive down, say Route 35 from Hazlet to Brielle, you will find vacancy rates much higher in those areas than in Red Bank.”“Red Bank is reinventing itself,” said Sharon Fisler, owner of Wayne’s Market. The market has been a Red Bank staple ever since her late brother, Wayne Fisler, opened the wine, food store and catering business 37 years ago.Wayne’s Market will soon get some new neighbors as Jr’s West End, a popular Long Branch late-night burger joint, will open another location in the former home of Zuleyka’s Kitchen. Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries will move into the original home of Zebu Forno.Another newcomer is Char Steakhouse, taking over the former site of Ashes Cigar Bar on Broad Street“Char is going full blast,” Red Bank RiverCenter Executive Director Nancy Adams said. “They are doing $2 million in renovations to that building. They are going to have glass windows all the way up and down.” Char plans to open what Adams calls a “first-class restaurant” this fall.RiverCenter is focusing on businesses moving into Red Bank, viewing new additions as vital to the city’s unique economic evolution.“People see stores boarded up and paper on the windows and think they are vacant,” Adams said. “Some places have ‘Coming Soon’ signs but some do not. That does not mean that they are not committed and leased. It is not as bad as people may think. Perception is not reality.”Adams notes plans for a new Subway Café on Broad Street, a health food store next to Smoothie King and hopes a Red Bank location will appeal to more national retailers.“I work with a retail broker and we are trying to get national tenants,” Adams said. “National retailers tend to have longer leases, nice merchandise and stay open later.”Larger stores like Urban Outfitters, Restoration Hardware and Tiffany & Co., all along Broad Street, have done considerably well in Red Bank over the years.However, there are no intentions to shut out Red Bank’s mom-and-pop shops.“The RiverCenter does not want to duplicate a mall,” Adams said. “Small, independent retail stores create a nice mix and are what make people come to Red Bank. They are what makes it unique.”The owners of a new gluten-free cupcake store, Posh Pop Bakeshop, could not be happier with choosing to open the company’s first store in Red Bank.“Red Bank seemed like the ideal place,” said Matthew Pytel, chief sales director at Posh Pop. “I have seen a lot of customers return, even some daily. So far we have performed above expectations.”It appears that securing some sense of economic stability in Red Bank will be about business originality and reinvention.Patti Siciliano, owner of Funk & Standard, will relocate the 14-year-old Red Bank clothing store to 7 Broad St. where she will focus more on expanding her Yummy Yummy Good Stuff juice bar.In addition, after a recent move up Broad Street, Zebu Forno has once again closed its doors as owner Andrew Gennusa plans to team up with Red Bank resident Biagio Schiano to create Biagio Wood-Fired Pizza.Rumson China & Glass also will be moving to space in the borough, as will a photographer and a consignment shop. A Broad Street salon is moving from an upstairs space to a space twice the size on the street, Herman said.Herman points to other positive indicators for the business district’s health. That includes new housing being built in the area, such as the 60 units that are under construction at The Atrium at Navesink Harbor on Riverside Avenue. He also points to the expansion at Morgan Stanley, a project handled by his company, making it the third largest Morgan Stanley office in the Northeast, after New York and Boston – larger than even the firm’s Philadelphia office.“I am frustrated by how long it takes people to get new businesses open but I am excited that it’s happening,” Herman said.“I think the future looks very good,” he said. “I see what’s happening in Red Bank and the immediate future looks very rosy … I am very optimistic.”
The Scoil Mhuire gan Smál debating team has won the Letterkenny and District Debating League for the second year in a row-a wonderful achievement for the school. Primary schools in the Letterkenny area competed in four rounds of this league since the beginning of the school year. Adjudicators commented on the very high standard of the debates. The team is pictured with members of the Woodland debating team, teachers and adjudicators.SCOIL MHUIRE gan SMAL ARE CHAMPS – AND IT’S NOT UP FOR DEBATE! was last modified: May 5th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Bees stabilize their flight in windy conditions by extending their hind legs. Even though this costs 30% more energy and produces more drag, it provides stabilization against turbulence by increasing their moment of inertia (i.e., their resistance to being flipped over). A team of scientists videotaped the insects flying when blasted by powerful bursts of air, Science Daily reported. “In every case, the bees displayed a side-to-side rolling motion at high flight speeds, negotiating the turbulence by extending their rear legs while in flight.” They only studied ten species of bees. The team thinks this may be a universal skill among other members of their class Hymenoptera (bees, wasps, ants, and sawflies), but are not sure. There was no mention of evolution in the article, except that one of the scientists is a Harvard evolutionary biologist who said, “we know remarkably little about how animals navigate windy conditions and unpredictable airflows.”Who taught these bees about physics and aerodynamics? Did they learn it in Bee’s Knees Flight School? Did a lucky one figure it out and share the idea with its fellow aces (Lamarckism)? Did a lucky mutation arise, after trillions of bees fell dead from gusts of wind (neo-Darwinism)? Did the right engineering solution just emerge (naive Darwinism)? Those ideas don’t fly, even in hot air.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer won in contrasting styles as the title contenders battled their way into the fourth round of The Championships on a sunny Saturday.On a packed day, when several marquee names were in the arena, Sachin Tendulkar also watched the proceedings with immense interest. Dressed in a suit and sporting dark glasses, Sachin also soaked in the atmosphere.Second seed Novak Djokovic advanced after a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis, but the biggest upset on the men’s side was fifthseeded Swede Robin Soderling losing 1-6, 4-6, 5-7 to Aussie Bernard Tomic.Nadal was back on court after rain had stopped his match against Gilles Muller the previous day.Nadal had looked listless at start on Friday and then won the first set in a tie-break.On Saturday, again, he did not look his invincible self as Muller tried hard with his groundstrokes, attempting to find the range and the depth.But once into the second set tie-break, Muller lost a crucial point with a backhand error.Otherwise for a man who smashed 17 aces and showed his power, the end was tame as he could not win a single game in the final set and lost 6-7, 6-7, 0-6.Three breaks of serve in the decider for Nadal was an anti-climax as Muller, who had beaten the defending champion in the second round in 2005, lost heart.Nadal next faces 2009 US Open champion and 24th seed Juan Martin del Potro in the fourth round. “Del Potro is a tough opponent and I have to be ready with my best game,” Nadal said.advertisement”Del Potro, for sure is much better than what the computer (rankings) says. In my opinion, he’s top-five level, if we talk normally.” When then media tried to drag Nadal into a controversy over the choice of court, he was smart. “I have played on the Centre Court and Court No.1. It doesn’t change the game,” he said.On Friday night, when Nadal called for a trainer, it appeared he was in some trouble. “No, it’s not the knee, just a little bit of the muscle,” he added.Moving on to comparisons between champions of this era and the past, Nadal was very frank. “Andre (Agassi) wasn’t that far. I played against Andre. And Federer played against Andre Agassi. So you can prove that, nothing new,” said Nadal.”Champions are champions in their era. It’s difficult to compare the moments of tennis 15 years ago between now because the game changes. I can say one thing for sure, the top four players before didn’t play as solid as they are doing today,” he said.Adding further, Nadal felt today’s rivalries are more intense.”The players of today have a big rivalry and they know if they don’t play at their best in every tournament, it’s going to be very difficult to be in the top positions at the end of the season. For that reason, we have to be very focussed mentally – week after week,” added the World No.1.Meanwhile, Federer changed gears smoothly to get past seasoned pro David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-2, 6-4.Both Nadal and Federer are yet to drop a set in The Championships but the Swiss master was able to put his showing in perspective.”It was a good match from both sides. Nalbandian chose to go on the offensive and I did the same. It was a handful of mistakes from me but the level was high,” said Federer.Asked if he was happy with his overall form, Federer said: “I am playing better than last year. This year, may be, I am more confident of my serve and relaxed from the baseline.”Federer thinks it will be much tougher in the second week. “After a day’s break when we are back on court, we will see. The rounds will get tougher,” he added.In men’s doubles, the No.3 seeds Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi were shown the door by the combination of Lukas Dlouhy of the Czech Republic and France’s Arnaud Clement 6-2, 3-6, 6- 7(1), 4-6 on Court 19.
“I’ve never run on the track before,” the 30-year-old Kenyan said on Tuesday after picking up a check for $150,000 as the winner of the 123rd Boston Marathon. “To me, it was a lesson. I never lost hope.”A six-time marathon winner, Cherono was the fastest man in the field by virtue of his victory in Amsterdam last fall in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 6 seconds. That speed came in handy Monday when the pack ran faster in the second half than the first, and Cherono completed the final mile in 4:29 to get to the tape before two-time Boston winner Lelisa Desisa.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsIn fact, at the 30K checkpoint there were still a dozen runners in the lead pack, including three of the last four champions: Desisa, who won in 2013 and ’15, Geoffrey Kirui (’16) and Lemi Berhanu Hayle (’17).“I was not thinking of what they did last year,” Cherono said. “I was running my own race.” Cherono finished in 2:07:57, the fastest winning time in Boston since Geoffrey Mutai’s 2:03:02 set a course record and a world best. Desisa slowed up, grimacing in agony, and finished 2 seconds behind.Worknesh Degefa won the women’s race in 2:23:31 after pulling away from the pack in the outer suburbs and running alone for more than 20 miles.“This is going to change my life,” she said Tuesday. “This marathon throws me onto the world stage. Winning the Boston Marathon is everything.”A year after dealing with some of the foulest weather New England has to offer — temperatures in the mid-30s, an icy rain and near-gale headwinds — organizers lucked into a pretty nice day. Temperatures were in the high 50s at the start, and the rain held off until late in the afternoon.That led to some new challenges.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Lawrence Cherono, left, of Kenya, runs to the finish line to win the 123rd Boston Marathon in front of Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, right, on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)BOSTON — Sometimes a race is both a marathon and a sprint.Lawrence Cherono paced himself for 26 miles from Hopkinton to Boston, making the turn from Hereford Street for the last 600 meters on Boylston shoulder-to-shoulder with two other runners. From there, it was a footrace.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:53WWII veteran celebrates 110th birthday in New Orleans02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Forecasts of cold and rain forced the Boston Athletic Association to prepare again for the worst, and heavy rains and lightning overnight led organizers to delay some of the buses shuttling runners out to the start. An early-morning military march was delayed for 90 minutes, but had the lightning continued the whole race could have been canceled.Para athletes and others with imperfect contact with the ground were offered a deferment; not a single one took it, race director Dave McGillivray said.The skies remained clear for the entire elite race and a light rain began falling mid-afternoon. But instead of the hypothermia that had been feared from anticipated cold weather — extra heaters were ordered for the medical tents — temperatures soared into the low 70s and doctors were dealing with exertion heat stroke.One runner had a core body temperature of 109 degrees, medical coordinator Chris Troyanos said. A total of 2,217 runners needed medical attention on the course or at the finish line; 103 people were transported to hospitals and 13 were admitted overnight.All were expected to be released Tuesday, Troyanos said.McGillivray said the changing forecasts put pressure on organizers that last year’s dreadful — but predictable — weather did not.“It was a moving target all week long,” he said. “But pressure is a privilege. And the B.A.A. team is at its best when we are challenged.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Women’s wrestling to cap competition at Tokyo Olympics Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View comments