Name of AwardeeTownDescription of ProjectGrant $ Amount VT Law SchoolS. RoyaltonThermal energy efficiency retrofit of building (new home to Poverty Law & Environment Law Ctrs)250,000Burlington CollegeBurlingtonThermal energy efficiency retrofit of two old RC Diocese bldgs for the new home of Burlington College233,000VCFA (Fine Arts)MontpelierThermal energy efficiency retrofit of ten buildings and install one new insulated roof233,000North Country HospitalNewportExtend existing biomass district heating to new campus bldg149,478Castleton State CollegeCastletonThermal energy efficiency retrofit of Woodruff Hall137,964 Middlebury CollegeMiddleburyThermal energy efficiency retrofits of three old bldgs137,000College of St JosephRutlandInstall Sto Exterior Insulation systems on two dorm buildings122,749Goddard CollegePlainfieldInstallation of a wood chip district heating system for 22 buildings.100,000Marlboro CollegeMarlboroThermal energy efficiency retrofit in Dalrymple classroom building83,258NOTCH (Northern Tier Ctr for Health)RichfordThermal energy efficiency retrofit & upgrades (pumps, controls, meters, heat recovery) in Mill bldg72,500Brattleboro RetreatBrattleboroPurchase & install new highly efficient oil boiler (allow switch from #6 to #2 fuel oil)50,000VT Tech. CollegeRandolph CtrInstallation of a geothermal heat pump system to provide heating/cooling to the Allen House which is the home of VTC’s Ctr For Sustainable Practices50,000Visiting Nurses AssocColchesterThermal energy efficiency retrofit measures, including the replacement of 15 aged heat pumps50,000East Dorset & Dorset Fire DistrictsDorset, E. DorsetThermal energy efficiency retrofit at two fire station buildings37,052 The Vermont Clean Energy Development Board has awarded over $1.7 million worth of grants supporting 14 clean energy projects at public serving institutions across the state. The Clean Energy Development Board is excited to support these public serving institutions with clean energy grants. These funds will help these institutions save energy and money which will, in turn, benefit Vermonters throughout the State. said CED Board co-Chair Robert Dostis.The grants allocate funds received by Vermont from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). In 2009 the state legislature allocated $2 million of the ARRA funds to be used to support clean energy projects at public serving institutions which was defined as hospitals, colleges, universities and government buildings. We are pleased to put these funds to work helping to stimulate the economy, create jobs and increase the state s investment in clean energy, while at the same time supporting these important public serving institutions said Sam Swanson, CED Board co-chair.The CEDF was created by the Legislature in 2005 to increase the development of renewable energy and combined heat and power technologies. The CEDF is funded by two MOU s with Entergy VT Yankee steaming from the plant s dry cask storage and power up-rate. In 2009, the fund received $31.5 million from the federal government under ARRA. Total Grants:$ 1,706,001 Source: Vermont Clean Energy Development Board. 6.16.2010
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Michael FagenA Long Beach City councilman has been convicted of receiving unemployment benefits that he was not entitled to, although a Nassau County jury was unable to reach a verdict on some charges.Michael Fagen was found guilty Tuesday of petit larceny and 10 counts of offering a false instrument for filing. Jurors were undecided on charges of grand larceny and 20 other counts of offering a false instrument for filing.Prosecutors said the 56-year-old Democratic councilman received $405 weekly in New York State Unemployment Insurance Benefits despite his earning $19,828 annually upon his January 2010 inauguration.Fagen didn’t disclose to the state Department of Labor his employment with the city or as a salesman for a hotel membership benefits company while he received unemployment benefits. He falsely claimed to be unemployed.His defense attorney argued that Fagen was set up by his Republican political rivals.The councilman faces up to four years in prison when he is sentenced on April. His attorney reportedly plans to appeal the decision.
Scott said once he stepped foot on Army’s campus, the decision to become a Black Knight was much easier . “I felt like it was time and it was the right decision, so I wanted to get it off my back,” said Scott. “He was very real about everything and saying it’s not easy but he thinks it’s worth it and especially a guy from Section IV, texting him helped a lot,” said Scott. For now, Scott gets to enjoy his senior season while watching his future team enjoy being one of the top teams in the country. Attending Army brings Scott the opportunity to serve his country after graduation. He didn’t have that on his mind until West Point gave him an offer. “Chenango Forks is a great community everyone is very supportive,” said Scott. “So I’ve loved growing up here and playing football here, I’ve been very lucky.” “I have to serve for five years after and then you get stationed past off your class rank, so say I graduated top ten in the class they get to choose where you go,” he said. TOWN OF CHENANGO (WBNG) – One week ago Chenango Forks running back Lucas Scott committed to play football at United States Military Academy West Point. The decision was highly anticipated in his football rich community, Chenango Forks. “The campus was beautiful, they play really good football and just having West Point on your resume when you graduate I feel like that sets you up really good in life to get a great job and be very successful,” he said. Scott is the first Section IV football player to attend army since Maine-Endwell running back Darnell Woolfolk, who graduated just two years ago. “Tbe able to play on ESPN, Army-Navy game 4 times, I mean that is one of the craziest games in all of football,” said Scott. “So it’s a big plus for me and to be able to watch yourself on ESPN one day is going to be pretty awesome.”
Joy Marie Huffner, 82, of Rising Sun, IN, passed away at 7:38 PM, Friday, January 22nd, 201 at Select Specialty Hospital in Ft. Thomas, KY. Joy was born in Rising Sun, IN on November 3, 1933, a daughter of the late Betty Marie (Michael) and Charles McCardle. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School. Joy worked for Seagrams Distillery in Lawrenceburg, IN for over 50 years. She was the widow of Robert Huffner who passed away in 1998. Joy loved taking care of her home where she could enjoy the view of the Ohio River from her living room or yard. She also loved traveling to Florida and enjoying the beaches there.Joy is survived by two daughters, Kathie Saylor, of Rising Sun, IN and Donna Brameier (Joe), of Rising Sun, IN; by three sons, Bobby Trader, of Evansville, IN; David Huffner, of Rising Sun, IN and Steve Huffner, of Rising Sun, IN; by 5 grand children and 7 great grandchildren and by special family friend Gloria Sebastian of Burlington, KY. Joy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, by a daughter, Connie Sue Lyons (Sue Huffner) and by a brother, Jerry Cochran.Funeral services will be 7 PM, Tuesday, January 26 at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN with Brother Greg Matthew officiating. Friends are invited to call Tuesday 5-7 PM at Markland Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the family for funeral expense. marklandfuneralhome.com
On Saturday, EC volleyball traveled to Union County for their annual invite. We finished 4-0 on the day, defeating some very strong teams to walk out as champs!We opened the day against Jay County. We won 30-28 and 25-19.We started really slow, making a lot of serving and passing errors. Before we knew it, we were down 17-23 in the first set. One thing you can never do is count this team out. They starting doing what we do- taking the other team out of system with our serve and then pushing our offense with our passing. It was an exciting match against a very talented team.After a two match break, we faced Shenandoah. We won 25-23 & 28-26.We played better in this match to start. They had some strong hitters and servers that challenged us to find different ways to score points. Both teams went on big runs, but we found a way to finish when it mattered.Immediately following that, we play a top 30 ranked team in Alexandria. We won 25-23 & 25-19.We can out pushing with our serve. They have some big hitters and strong passing, but we kept them out of system by serving tough and forcing the to play out of their comfort zone. We got in their heads early by getting some big blocks. Our defense picked up everything on our side, no matter where the ball was. It was incredible to watch.We then faced Seton Catholic in the championship after a long break to get our 30th win of the season. Both teams were 3-0 on they day, but we pulled out the win 25-17 & 25-16.They came out fired up, determined to win. We moved the ball well on offense and continued doing what we had been doing all day.Overall, we just played solid volleyball all day. Of course we had our moments, but that’s what’s great about this team. They are never out of anything, no matter the score. When everyone else thinks the game is over, these girls won’t quit until it’s over. We played 7 matches in 5 days. They could have folded due to exhaustion, but they didn’t. They didn’t even think twice about it. No one wanted that championship more than this group- and they earned it. It was a great way to end the season and head into sectionals. Hopefully we can continue to build on this and come in fired up on Thursday.Varsity is now 30-3 on the season.Next: Bloomington North at Columbus North for sectionals at 6pm on Thursday.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.
Moyes slipped into United’s training base unnoticed early on Tuesday morning and met with United vice-chairman Ed Woodward. Just after 8am, Woodward informed the Scot he had been sacked. Press Association Manchester United have ruthlessly brought the axe down on David Moyes’ reign just 10 months into his six-year contract. United issued a statement soon after which read: “Manchester United has announced that David Moyes has left the club. “The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role.” The club confirmed veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs had been placed in charge “until a permanent appointment can be made”. Neither 40-year-old Giggs, nor any of the other United playing squad, stopped to speak to the media who had gathered outside United’s training ground in anticipation of Moyes’ sacking. An Everton fan dressed up as the Grim Reaper mocked Moyes from behind the Goodison Park dugout on Sunday, And United’s 11th defeat of the campaign proved enough for the club’s owners, the Glazer family, who had previously stood by their man despite his woeful debut campaign. Moyes’ departure came a year to the day after United won a record 20th title. Now they sit seventh in the Barclays Premier League, some 23 points behind leaders Liverpool. Succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson, who won 13 league titles during his 26 years at the club, was always going to be difficult, but few expected Moyes to have done so badly. The list of unwanted records broken by Moyes is as embarrassing as it is long. United are guaranteed to end the season with their worst points total in Premier League history, they have failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in almost two decades, while Moyes’ home record is the worst of any United boss since 1978 when Dave Sexton was in charge. That is why the Scot, who won 27, drew nine and lost 15 of his 51 games, is now the third shortest-serving manager in the club’s history, behind Walter Crickmer (1931-32) and Lal Hilditch (1926-27). Moyes had enjoyed 11 critically acclaimed years at Everton, leading the club to five top-six finishes. The Toffees were set to play in the Champions League for the first time in 2005 until they lost in the qualifying stages of the competition, and Moyes also took the Merseyside club to the FA Cup final in 2009. But all those achievements were small fry compared to what Sir Alex Ferguson achieved. The enormity of the task in hand seemed to overwhelm Moyes from day one. Moyes upset some within the club by bringing in his own coaching staff, while the likes of Rene Meulensteen, Eric Steele, and Mike Phelan departed. The futures of the men he brought in – Steve Round, Jimmy Lumsden, Chris Woods and Phil Neville – remains unclear. Moyes’ reputation took its first hit when he botched his first transfer window as United boss. The Scot pursued Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas when the midfielder had no intention of leaving the Spanish giants. Thiago Alcantara joined Bayern Munich ahead of United, while the club made a real hash of their attempts to sign Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines on the cheap. United’s bid of £28million for the pair was branded “derisory and insulting” by Everton. Baines stayed and United ended up buying Fellaini for £27.5million when they could have bought him for £4million less had they acted quicker. There will be no shortage of interest when it comes to seeking a successor for Moyes, who turns 51 on Friday. Louis van Gaal is the bookmakers’ favourite. The former Barcelona manager has an impressive CV and will be available this summer when he leaves his post as Holland coach after the World Cup. Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has ruled himself out of the running. Diego Simeone is a highly-regarded figure in European football after taking Atletico Madrid to the top of the Spanish league and into the semi-finals of the Champions League. However, many fans would like to see Giggs take the post on a long-term basis, despite his lack of managerial experience. For the meantime, United hope Giggs will restore some passion and unity in a season which has been tainted by rumours of disharmony in the dressing room. In December, Rio Ferdinand questioned Moyes’ policy of naming his starting XI on the day of the game, claiming it turned him into a “madman” wondering whether he was to be selected. Shortly after United’s embarrassing 2-0 defeat at Olympiacos, Robin van Persie complained about his team-mates running into his space on the pitch. Moyes always denied he had any problems with his playing staff. But the shock news that Danny Welbeck, an academy graduate born in Manchester, wanted to leave the club, did not go down well with the United hierarchy. Moyes’ reputation was tarnished when he oversaw the exit of highly-respected club captain Nemanja Vidic, who will leave for Inter Milan in the summer. Another senior figure and dressing room stalwart in Patrice Evra may follow the Serbian out the door when his contract expires. Moyes succeeded where Ferguson failed in tying Wayne Rooney down to a long-term contract. Goalkeeper David de Gea and Adnan Januzaj also developed well during Moyes’ reign, but that cannot be said for the rest of the squad and many supporters became disenchanted with the slow and methodical style of play on show at Old Trafford this season. The United players started leaving Carrington at around 1.30pm, but there was no sign of Moyes, who was suspected to have left the site via a back exit away from the cameras. Coach Nicky Butt, who is expected to form part of Giggs’ interim backroom staff, left via the main exit shortly after 2pm.
Follow Nick on Twitter @NickSelbe With college sports becoming a booming business in the United States, it’s sometimes easy to forget that the players who are often viewed as celebrities or “big men on campus” are, for the most part, no different from any other college student.Though most student-athletes are recognized primarily for their athletic endeavors, all of them have schoolwork, social lives and families to focus on, along with the complex maturation process that every college student must go through.This transitional phase can be tough, as nearly all students will attest. But the challenge becomes much more difficult when the commute from hometown to campus is not merely a quick drive up the 110 freeway or the cheapest flight Southwest Airlines can offer. For international students coming from overseas, the adjustment to life as a college student — and student-athlete — in the United States can be a daunting one.At USC, there are currently more than 55 international student-athletes on varsity rosters, according to the Athletic Department’s website. Many of them arrived on campus under similar circumstances — with excitement for a new challenge, but unsure of how to adapt.“The first [semester] was really rough,” said Ivan Kustic, a redshirt junior from Croatia who plays utility on the men’s water polo team. “I wasn’t very good at English. I would say the language barrier was the hardest thing at the beginning, but everybody helped me, so [the transition] was pretty smooth.”Kustic, like many international student-athletes, was drawn to USC’s athletic tradition and location in sunny and eclectic Los Angeles, but didn’t know how to best acclimate to his new surroundings. Fortunately for him, the structured routine student-athletes are subject to helped him grow accustomed to life as a college student.“Freshman year was just amazing,” Kustic said. “I would do tutoring five hours a week and they were all helping me. It was really, really helpful. It was kind of hard because I was out all the time, either in class, tutoring or practice, but it helped me a lot.”Even more helpful for Kustic than the academic resources were his teammates, who gave him an already-established initial group of friends.“It wasn’t too hard, to be honest,” Kustic said. “All the guys were really nice to me and ready to help all the time, so it was a really easy adjustment.”Creating a strong team bond early in the school year is crucial for making international student-athletes feel at home, said Magdi El Shahawy, director of the USC Student-Athlete Academic Services. Unity is the easiest way for international student-athletes to quickly feel relaxed in their new environment.“We encourage the coaching staffs to foster some team-building opportunities so that their domestic student-athletes will intermingle with international student-athletes more,” El Shahawy said.Though players can adjust to life in America on their own, the SAAS takes measures to ensure that international student-athletes receive sufficient help upon arriving in the United States.“The one thing you will find more when dealing with an international student-athlete is a cultural adjustment,” El Shahawy said. “We spend time addressing that with our international student-athlete population during their orientation session, talking about the different resources that are available to them on campus, like the Office of International Students.”In addition to helping student-athletes become comfortable on campus once they arrive at USC, El Shahawy is also looking into how and why these foreign students chose USC, of all places in the world, to go to college.“I looked up water polo in the United States, and USC was the top one, so that was immediately my first choice,” said Kostas Genidounias, a junior from Athens, Greece, who plays driver for the men’s water polo team, adding that the prevalence of foreign players in the program played little to no role in his decision-making process.For others, the motivation to go out and explore the world comes from the desire to continue both athletic and academic pursuits. Other parts of the world do not offer college sports to students, meaning that once high school ends, many have to choose between attending college or becoming a professional athlete. The United States and the National Collegiate Athletic Association give international students the chance to do both, a fact that students and administrators are well aware of.“I think they come to an American institution to get an education and further develop their skills in their sport,” El Shahawy said. “Our coaches go out and recruit and make USC sound very appealing. They get a chance to get a free education, where sports don’t provide that for them in their own country.”For Strahinja Gavrilovic, a sophomore from Serbia who plays forward on the men’s basketball team, USC gave him the chance to follow his dream of pursuing a career in professional basketball while still allowing him to prepare for life after his basketball career comes to an end.“I like the system here. In my country, you have to choose either to play professionally or go to school,” Gavrilovic said. “Here, I have the opportunity to do both — study and play basketball.”Like Kustic, Gavrilovic initially had difficulties adjusting to life in the United States, but is now comfortable in Los Angeles and feels at home at USC. His travel experience has paid dividends for his teammate, freshman forward Nikola Jovanovic, who is also from Serbia. Jovanovic credits Gavrilovic in helping ease the sometimes awkward growing pains that come with leaving home for the first time.“He’s done a really great job,” Jovanovic said of Gavrilovic. “This is his second year, and he’s kind of shown me around and made my life much easier and helped me adapt.”Which is often really what any new college student is looking for — friends that will make the four (or five) years in between youth and adulthood as memorable as possible. When their years at USC end, many international student-athletes enjoy their time at USC so much that they want to stay in the United States after graduation rather than return to their home country.“Over the course of their experiences at USC, a lot of them fall in love with Los Angeles,” El Shahawy said. “There is a desire to stay here a little while longer, and that is not atypical from any other student who’s not from overseas. They come here, and they don’t want to go back because they enjoy their time in California.”
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 11, 2017 at 9:09 am Contact Paul: email@example.com | @pschweds Syracuse will look to extend its winning streak to six games when it takes on Pittsburgh at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The Orange (16-9, 8-4 Atlantic Coast) beat the Panthers, 77-66, on Jan. 7 in the Carrier Dome. Now, SU will go for the season sweep of Pitt at the Petersen Events Center.Here are answers to your pressing game day questions.How can you watch the game? Syracuse-Pitt will air on the ACC Network. In the Syracuse area, it’ll air on NBC affiliates. Here are channel listings based on provider.• Time Warner: 1203 (high-definition) and 3 (suburbs) or 4 (city) for non-digital subscribers• DirecTV: 3• Verizon Fios: 503 (high-definition) and 3 (standard-definition)• Dish Network: 3• New Visions: 603 (high-definition) and 3 (standard-definition)Here are channels the game will be on throughout the rest of New York.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlbany (WNYA)Binghamton (WBPN)Buffalo (WNLO)Burlington-Plattsburgh (WPTZ-D3)Elmira (WJKP)New York City (WLNY)Rochester (WHAM-D2)Utica (WPNY)Watertown (WWTI)For nationwide listings, click here.What do our beat writers predict? Find out, here.How does walk-on Adrian Autry Jr. contribute to the Orange? By serving as SU’s ‘Handshake Guy.’What must Taurean Thompson improve? The next step for him is to avoid foul trouble.What else should you know about Pitt? Here’s a preview of the Panthers. Comments
During a mound visit against Niagara last Wednesday, a handful of Syracuse players began singing along to the “Jeopardy” theme song in the dugout. In unison, the entire SU bench joined. Head coach Shannon Doepking turned toward the dugout from her position at third base and laughed.From the stands, Niagara parents and fans complained: “That’s a classy team,” one said sarcastically.“Who’s their coach?” one asked. “The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.”While it’s hard to quantify if Syracuse’s taunting affects opposing teams, Doepking encourages the talk, the players enjoy it and Syracuse (14-19, 4-5 Atlantic Coast) embraces the chants. Shouting and jeering in between at-bats and mound pitches during SU’s first home stand have played a part in a stretch of five wins in six games. As the wins continue, its decibel levels in the dugout increase.“It’s hilarious,” Doepking said of SU’s dugout antics. “I think those kinds of things keep this game fun. If you look at the game of baseball, the game is really fun because there’s a lot of heckling, that’s part of the game. You don’t see it as much in softball.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange played their first 29 games on the road, but their voices traveled with them. No matter where SU was, they emphasized the taunting, something not previously done under former head coach Mike Bosch, sophomore Gabby Teran said.Now playing at home, the Orange have said they are more comfortable because of travel schedules and playing on their home field. In game two of Saturday’s doubleheader against Notre Dame, UND’s Morgan Ryan struggled to find the strike zone. Down 3-0 in the count to Toni Martin, Ryan looked to her dugout for the pitch. But from the Orange dugout, the entire Syracuse bench shouted.“Three balls!” “Three balls!” “Three balls!” they yelled while motioning one arm forward.The fourth pitch sailed high. Martin walked to first as the Syracuse dugout erupted in more cheers. Ryan continued to misfire on the mound, and the number of consecutive balls increased by one each time. Eventually, it got to seven-straight, and the Orange let Ryan know. Chants of “ball six” immediately became “ball seven” without pause.The trash talk doesn’t go unreciprocated, though. Once the Orange began the “three balls” chant on Wednesday, Niagara’s bench retaliated with chants of its own at SU pitcher Alexa Romero. And Notre Dame fans on Saturday, having complained prior, all moved directly behind home plate in the top of the sixth inning to go after Romero, too.“She can’t throw two strikes in a row,” one fan said. “We can get in her head,” he shouted.Romero said she ignores the chants when she’s on the mound. But when she’s in the dugout, she’s often the most vocals. No one player typically leads the chants, but pitchers like Romero and Sophie Dandola are often more engaged than others.“It was all of ours collectively,” Teran said. “All of the coaches love us cheering, they want us to get in the pitchers head, they love it.”During a full count, the Orange will often repeatedly chant, “Walk,” “Walk,” “Walk,” at a quickening pace. They cheer wildly whenever a batter earns a walk, which SU did 10 times in two games on Saturday against Notre Dame.But when their own hitters come up, the Orange have special chants of encouragement for each of them. The negative comments toward the opposing pitcher are sprinkled in. And Doepking doesn’t care what the chants are, she said, as long as the dugout is making noise, she knows the team is active.“When (the dugout) gets very quiet, it’s very easy to think about everything else,” Doepking said. “As long as they’re engaged.”“It makes me laugh over at third base.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 2, 2019 at 11:56 pm Contact Anthony: firstname.lastname@example.org
Usain Bolt has handed back his relay 4x100m Olympic Gold from 2008 to the International Olympic Committee following Jamaican team-mate Nesta Carter’s failed drug test.Bolt’s ‘triple triple’ of nine golds won at the 2008 Beijing Games, the 2012 Games in London and Rio 2016 have been officially struck from the record books after Carter was found to have failed a doping test after retrospective action was taken by the IOC.Jamaica’s relay team from Beijing of Bolt, the disgraced Carter, Asafa Powell, Michael Frater and Dwight Thomas have all handed their medals back to the Jamaica Olympic Association.”It’s rough that I have to give back one of my medals and I already gave it back because it was of course required by the IOC,” Bolt told The Gleaner newspaper in Jamaica.”I’m not happy about it, but it’s just one of those things that happen in life. but I can’t allow that to deter me from my focus this season, so I am focused but I am not pleased about the situation.””I think I’ve still accomplished a lot, this hasn’t changed what I have done throughout my career. I have worked hard and pushed and done things that no one have done before. “I have won three gold medals over the 100m and 200m, which no one has ever done before.”An appeal could yet be launched to the Court of Arbitration for Sport with the costs estimated to be several million, but Bolt has not ruled out contributing to a possible appeal.”That’s up to my management there are a lot of variables so we will discuss that and see where we go from there, but if it’s necessary (I will help).,” said Bolt, who intends to retire after the World Championships in London in September.