Shumlin calls for incentives to promote clean-burning, energy efficient wood heat

first_imgIn a move to support local businesses and reduce Vermont’s reliance on foreign oil, Governor Peter Shumlin today called for incentives to promote clean-burning, energy efficient wood heat.Governor Shumlin called on Efficiency Vermont and the state Department of Public Service to create an incentive program to assist Vermonters who choose to switch from oil heat to wood pellet options, and to ensure that plan becomes part of the comprehensive energy plan due from the DPS this fall.‘This makes sense for Vermont’s economy; it makes sense for Vermont’s environment; and it makes sense for Vermonters’ pocketbooks,’ the Governor said at a morning news conference at the State House.Governor Shumlin said the reasons for switching to clean-burning wood pellet heating systems include:· Reducing Vermont’s dependence on foreign oil;· Providing  cleaner alternative to petroleum;· Promoting the use of a local, abundant energy resource that can be sustainably harvested;· Creating local jobs and supporting the local economy (Sunwood Systems in Waitsfield and Pellergy in Barre are examples of local companies that provide jobs linked to wood heating options, for example).‘This would be a good use of local wood and pellets, and a strong integration of our energy goals with our economic interests,’ Governor Shumlin said.Soruce: Governor’s office. 3.29.2011last_img read more

Chile: Bielsa Sends Jersey To Former Soccer Player Trapped In Mine

first_imgBy Dialogo August 27, 2010 The coach of the Chilean national soccer team, the Argentine Marcelo Bielsa, sent a jersey signed by him and by the team’s stars to former soccer player Franklin Lobos, one of the thirty-three miners trapped in the San José mine, his daughter told AFP. Carolina Lobos, daughter of the former local league player, who was briefly on the national team, said that members of the Soccer Players’ Union arranged for him to receive a jersey signed by Bielsa, goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, and midfielders Matías Fernández, Jorge Valdivia, and Carlos Carmona, among others. “My dad is going to be happy that Bielsa sent him the jersey. He has a great deal of respect for Bielsa as a coach and for everything that he’s done for the team,” Carolina commented to AFP. The jersey, according to her account, will be sent to her father inside the mine, where he has been trapped seven hundred meters underground, together with thirty-two comrades, since 5 August. It was only on Sunday, after seventeen days without contact, that communication with the group of miners was achieved through a small borehole. Liquid food has been sent to them through this route, and it is expected that they will also receive rolled-up clothing in the next few hours. Franklin Lobos, fifty-five years old, was on the same team as Iván Zamorano in the local league and had only been working at the San José mine for three months, as a driver.last_img read more

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton School hosts dairy give away

first_imgThis giveaway is available to anyone who would like to pick up the products. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and it will be held at 693 State Highway 51 in Gilbertsville. GILBERTSVILLE (WBNG)- The Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Central School District has announced that on Wednesday they will be giving away dairy products. The event is being put together by the school’s principal Heather Wilcox and Cafeteria Supervisor Susan Selbeck. They also said that there will be a drive-through distribution process to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy and that people are to stay in their vehicles until they receive their products. In a Facebook post they said, they will be giving away free gallons of milk, yogurt, cheese, ice cream and eggs while supplies last. “We are extremely grateful for the donations from our local dairy farmers and dairy processors to help support families in our school district,” “These are challenging times for all of us and our school district wants to do everything possible to help students and families during this time.” They said that Dairy Farmers of America Inc. teamed up with companies such as Dean Foods Company, the American Dairy Association North East, Chobani, Cabot Creamery Co-operative, Hershey’s and Huff to donate these items to the community. In a statement by the school’s principal Heather Wilcox she says,last_img read more

Egypt reports 13th avian flu death plus new case

first_imgFeb 16, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed a fatal H5N1 avian influenza case in a 37-year-old woman in Egypt, as the country’s health ministry announced that a 5-year-old boy had tested positive for the virus.Egyptian officials announced the case in the woman, from Fayyoum governorate about 60 miles south of Cairo, 2 days ago. The WHO, in a statement yesterday confirming her illness as the country’s 21st case, said she was hospitalized Feb 12 and had helped slaughter and defeather sick birds a week before she became ill. She is the 13th Egyptian to die of the virus and the third in 2007.Meanwhile, Egypt’s health ministry said the boy, from Sharqiya governorate, about 60 miles northeast of Cairo, tested positive for H5N1 after experiencing a high fever 2 days ago, Reuters reported today. The ministry said he was in stable condition and undergoing treatment.WHO confirmation of the boy’s case would increase the agency’s case count for Egypt to 22.John Jabbour, a WHO representative in Cairo, told Reuters that a delay in reporting symptoms is contributing to a high fatality rate in Egypt. He said many people keep birds at their homes but hesitate to disclose that to health officials because they fear sanctions.In other avian flu news, agriculture officials in Laos on Feb 13 reported two H5N1 outbreaks in poultry, according to a report today in the Vientiane Times. The outbreaks reportedly occurred in two Vientiane prefecture villages, one on a duck farm in Phonpapao-thong and one among backyard ducks in Dongsavath.Health officials held an emergency meeting yesterday to discuss how to handle the outbreak, the Times reported. They have already restricted poultry movement in the affected areas and surveyed 83,000 people in 50 villages near the area for suspicious symptoms, the Times report said. Authorities also plan to cull ducks at the two outbreak locations.The last poultry outbreak in Laos occurred in July 2006, when the H5N1 virus killed 2,500 chickens on a farm just south of Vientiane near the Thai border. It was the first major H5N1 outbreak in the country since 2004. No human cases or deaths have been reported.Officials in Turkey, in a report submitted to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) 3 days ago, announced H5N1 outbreaks in two more villages, one in Batman province, where the first outbreak of the 2007 season was reported recently, and one in Diyarbakir province. All are in southeast Turkey, about 460 miles from Ankara.Turkish officials suspect that the disease has spread to poultry in two more villages in Diyarbakir but are awaiting test results, Reuters reported today. The two villages were quarantined, and 340 birds were destroyed, the report said. There have been no WHO-confirmed human cases in Turkey in 2007.See also:Feb 16 WHO statementFeb 15 WHO statementNov 22, 2006, FAO avian flu bulletin with chart of H5N1 outbreaks by country reports on Turkish outbreak read more

Joint venture powers up to spark off Lots Road scheme

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Real Madrid star Marcelo applauds Bayern Munich defender

first_img Loading… He was a constant thorn in Barcelona’s side in Lisbon, including a sensational run and assist for Bayern’s fifth goal, scored by German international Joshua Kimmich.Marcelo posted on Instagram during the game that Davies ‘brought joy to his eyes when he saw him play’.Read Also: BREAKING: Man City crash out of UCL as Dembele strikesThe result moves Bayern Munich into their first Champions League semi-final since 2018, where they lost to the eventual winners of Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid.Flick’s side will now face Ligue 1 club Lyon in the last four at the Estadio Jose Alvalade on August 19, after Rudi Garcia’s side knocked out Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City with a 3-1 win.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Real Madrid defender Marcelo has applauded Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies after his outstanding display in the Bavarians 8-2 Champions League quarter final win over Barcelona on Friday night. The Canadian international has played a key role for Hans-Dieter Flick’s side during their domestic double winning campaign in 2019-20.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Most Expensive Mistakes In History6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

Offense fumbles chance to dominate

first_imgView Gallery (4 Photos)A year ago, it would have been considered a compliment to compare Wisconsin quarterback Scott Tolzien to the University of Florida’s signal caller. In 2010, that comparison evokes more fumbles than touchdown runs.Although Tolzien didn’t quite match UF’s John Brantley’s butterfingered performance from week one, UW’s fifth-year senior fumbled three times against San Jose State. The Badgers recovered all three of Tolzien’s fumbles, but they proved to be drive-killers. Especially damaging was the second-quarter miscue at the SJSU 4-yard line, where the Badgers turned the ball over on downs.“That’s on me, I’ve got to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Tolzien said.UW lost two turnovers on the day, the first coming on the Badgers’ second drive. Freshman running back James White tried to stretch the ball into the end zone and lost a fumble out the back, resulting in a touchback.“I got so excited, and then all the excitement went away that fast,” White said. “You take the slow walk to the sideline because you know you did wrong. But I’ll get it corrected by next week.”Although UW went into the locker room at halftime up 17-0, the score likely could have been 31-0 had the offense not turned the ball over in the red zone twice. It was a stark contrast to the unit that led the Big Ten in red zone scoring percentage last season.“We feel that when we get in the red zone, we can’t be stopped,” running back John Clay said. “The only person that was killing [us] was ourselves.”Tolzien’s one interception of the game came on a deep pass down the middle to Isaac Anderson. The ball was overthrown and Anderson fell, leaving him unable to contest SJSU cornerback Peyton Thompson, who picked the ball and returned it 33 yards.The issues with ball security come on the heels of a game against UNLV where UW’s two turnovers turned into Rebel touchdowns.The turnovers weren’t the only similarity to last week. In both games, Wisconsin looked unstoppable in its first drive, only to see the success much harder to come by in subsequent drives. The Badgers went 77 yards in their first scoring drive, which was capped with a short touchdown run by Clay. White’s fumble ended the next drive and the third drive was a three-and-out. According to senior captain John Moffitt, there was a distinct difference between UW’s first drives as compared to the rest.“You know, we finished that drive,” he said. “We kept the critical errors low, the missed assignments low.”While the Badgers were able to survive their sometimes sloppy performance on offense against two teams that went a combined 7-17 in 2009, they may be hard pressed to do the same once Big Ten play starts.Abbrederis shinesA year ago, freshman receiver Jared Abbrederis was running the scout team offense in preparation for Wofford’s wingbone offense. Against the Spartans Saturday, the redshirt freshman was the Badgers’ leading pass catcher, hauling in a team-high five catches.With No. 1 receiver Nick Toon out with a foot injury, Abbrederis was called on to fill a bigger role in just his second career game. Running plays with the No. 1 offense wasn’t anything new for the freshman, though.“During practice, the coaches put us in those positions, just in case something happens,” Abbrederis said. “I was really excited when I got the opportunity to get out there; last week I got some playing time, but today, when [David] Gilreath went down, I really had to step up.”The Wautoma native responded in a big way, with three of his five catches going for first downs. Abbrederis also was used as a decoy in some fake end-arounds.“Anybody that was in fall camp, they saw a guy that can make plays,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said. “I thought he did a really nice job securing some catches today.”Gilreath demolishedThe scariest moment of the game came in the third quarter, when UW return man David Gilreath took a blow to the head while returning a punt. Gilreath elected not to call for a fair catch, then took a low hit before absorbing a helmet-to-helmet hit from SJSU’s Dominique Hunsucker and getting knocked out cold.There was an almost 12-minute delay as the UW staff and his mother came out to check on the senior, who was eventually loaded onto a stretcher and into an ambulance. White and Abbrederis took over kickoff and punt return duties afterward.Bielema said after the game that tests on Gilreath came back negative, though he sustained a concussion. Although it was difficult to see due to the crowd surrounding him, Gilreath came to and was able to move after being unconscious for about a minute. He was discharged the same afternoon.last_img read more

Syracuse ice hockey defense and penalty kill unit thrives in 5-1 win over Robert Morris

first_img Published on January 28, 2017 at 8:05 pm Contact Jake: Facebook Twitter Google+ With Syracuse still killing off a lengthy five-on-three power play, that was now a five-on-four, Robert Morris’ Brittany Howard let go a quick snap shot that hit Abbey Miller’s left pad and the puck deflected to a wide-open Maeve Garvey who was lurking in the crease.Miller immediately lunged to her left and in a split-like motion, got the same left pad on a shot heading for a wide-open net and covered the puck for another faceoff.“I felt like I was kind of flailing around a little bit,” Miller said. “I kind of black out a little bit and it just happens and I don’t really know what my body is doing.”After a few more saves similar to that one including a three save flurry, Syracuse (10-11-5, 9-3-2 College Hockey America) eventually killed off the penalty and continued to utilize its strong penalty-kill, which has not conceded a goal in six games, to beat No.7 Robert Morris (17-3-6, 10-2-2) 5-1 on Saturday afternoon.Besides Miller’s outstanding play when the puck got below the face-off dots, the team simplified its own defensive and neutral zone play to adapt to a speedy Colonial attack.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Friday, Robert Morris found openings for shots to get through. For the majority of play in this game, it couldn’t find space or openings to do much in the offensive zone, resulting in an Orange clear by chipping it off the glass or patiently waiting for an outlet to pass to clear it, not letting pucks lay near Miller for more than a few seconds.When Robert Morris did reach the offensive zone and a Syracuse player could not possess the puck, Syracuse blocked shot after shot eventually out-blocking the Colonials 17-1.Flanagan praised players such as forward Jessica Sibley, Allie Munroe and defenseman Dakota Derrer. The trio continued to take slap shots to the knees and body, well after Stephanie Grossi made the game 4-1 after scoring her second of the game with less than a minute left in the second period.“When we don’t block shots and we don’t do the little things (such as clearing the zone instead of stickhandling) right, that’s when we are not going to be successful,” Munroe said.But when Syracuse was facing challenges — it was shorthanded four times and played four-on-four an additional two times — Miller was there to bail out her teammates with timely saves.Miller’s use of covering up the puck rather than trying advance the play was just as important as it helped a penalty kill keep the game close in the second period before Syracuse pulled away.“We are a team that needs to be very aggressive (on the penalty kill),” Miller said. “That’s when we are at our best. Just going after them and not really giving them time and space is huge.” Commentslast_img read more

AUDIO: AITEO CUP: Our Performance Wasn’t Convincing – Yaw Preko


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1. “Preko 2 September 21” Audio Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 0:29 0:24 “Preko 2 September 21” center_img Technical Adviser of FC IfeanyiUbah Yaw Preko has said he is far from impressed with the performance of his side in their 3-0 thrashing of Abubaker Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC in their first leg quarter-final of the 2017 Aiteo Cup on Wednesday.Former Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) hotshot Godwin Obaje grabbed a brace to help the defending champions dismantle visiting ABS at their Nnewi fortress, to take a bold step towards advancing to the semi final.Both teams are scheduled to meet in Ilorin on Saturday in the reverse fixture, with aggregate winners progressing to the last four.In an exclusive chat with, the former Black Stars of Ghana striker said his team will have to work ‘extremely harder’ in order to advance to the semi finals at the expense of the Henry Makinwa-tutored side.“Three goals came but it wasn’t that convincing,” Preko said. “The goals came but the performance wasn’t all that good.“If we (FC IfeanyiUbah) want to go through, we need to work very hard in the away match because it is not going to be easy.“They (ABS) had a couple of chances to hurt us but I think we took our chances. In the first half, they had two clear chances. Before we scored our first goal, they were really in the game.“We need to work very hard in the return match and we’ll see how it goes.” Ahead of the second leg quarter final tie in Ilorin, the former Everton forward remains optimistic that the Cup Holders will eliminate the relegated NPFL side from the competition while reiterating that it won’t come on a platter of gold.“I’m very confident, I’m very confident,” he repeated, when asked about his team’s chances of picking a semi final ticket.“We have to work extremely harder; it’s not going to be easy like I said earlier on. But we need to work very well and be compact, and very disciplined because ABS are a good side.“But we will eliminate them but it’s not going to be easy,” he stated.Apart from pocketing a whooping N25m prize-money, winners of the Aiteo Cup this year will also represent Nigeria in next season’s CAF Confederation Cup.Related Audio Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 1. “Preko September 21” “Preko September 21” last_img read more