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Rutland affordable housing project gets $175,000 for energy efficiency

Rutland affordable housing project gets $175,000 for energy efficiency

first_imgUS Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) today announced a $175,000 federal energy efficiency grant for a 17-unit affordable housing project in the historic St. Stanislaus School and Convent buildings. The project’s extraordinary energy-saving improvements could make it a national model.  While a typical weatherization project in Vermont can save 20 to 30 percent on energy consumption, the St. Stanislaus project will aim to reduce energy use for heating by 60 percent, and reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent or more. One result will be that energy costs at the St. Stanislaus project will be slashed by thousands of dollars every year.“I am very pleased that this grant will help the St. Stanislaus project set a new standard for energy efficient affordable housing,” Sanders said. There is little doubt in my mind that in the years to come the energy mix in this state will be very different than it is today.  This federal support will help move our state toward a greener economy.“At a time when many Vermonters are struggling economically, when affordable housing can be very hard to come by and when many low- and moderate-income people are spending 50 percent of more of their limited income on housing, this affordable housing project is sorely needed and I’m very excited to see it built in Rutland.” “Sen. Sanders is giving us an exciting challenge and a tremendous opportunity,” said Elisabeth Kulas, executive director of the Housing Trust of Rutland County. “We’ve been sensitive to energy improvements and the concept of renewal energy in our affordable housing development, having dabbled with solar hot water and spray foam insulation in the recent past. This grant is creating a pathway to implement the most advanced, yet proven, energy technologies. “Furthermore, and equally notable, pursuing this initiative in a project that is also meeting the National Park Services’ highest historic preservation standards  adds one more critical dimension and means this will serve as a poster child for historic preservation with energy efficiency and renewals technology for the rest of the country,” Kulas added.In order to achieve the energy efficiency goals, the project will increase roof and wall insulation and install high-efficiency lighting and appliances. It also will feature a wood pellet boiler, a solar hot water heater, triple-glazed windows, and an energy-saving ventilation system.In addition to the $175,000 grant that Sanders secured from the U.S. Department of Energy, the $4.6 million project also received $1.25 million from the federal stimulus package and significant funding from the Vermont Housing Conservation Board and other investors.The project will revitalize two long-abandoned historic buildings in West Rutland.  Both the school building and the convent which housed nuns who taught there are included on the state’s historic register and the National Register of Historic Places.Source: WEST RUTLAND, Vt. Oct. 27 – US Senator Bernie Sanderslast_img read more

Commack Chuck E. Cheese Brawl Under Investigation

Commack Chuck E. Cheese Brawl Under Investigation

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Brawl breaks out at Chuck E. Cheese on Saturday, July 13, 2013. (Photo: YouTube)Suffolk County police’s Fourth Precinct is investigating a fight that broke out at Chuck E. Cheese in Commack, which ended with the theft of a pocket book as children screamed in horror for their parents to stop throwing haymakers.The skirmish—which was captured on a cell phone video and posted on YouTube—occurred just before 7 p.m. on Saturday, according to a police spokeswoman who confirmed the investigation.Police did not reveal what sparked the brawl, but noted that someone ran off with a pocket book during the dispute.The confrontation became heated about 30 seconds into the video when a woman clutching a baby in her right arm walks up to a woman and swings her left arm. The group of women continued fighting as workers and guests—and even children—tried unsuccessfully to break up the fight.A child is seen grabbing a woman from behind in an attempt to pull her away from the fray. Screams of “Mommy! Mommy!” can be heard in the background.The video of the embarrassing altercation has gone viral and has more than 20,000 views.The police investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

Brand and marketing lessons from Winnie the Pooh

Brand and marketing lessons from Winnie the Pooh

first_imgAs a lifelong fan of Winnie the Pooh, I was super excited to hit the theater for a recent showing of Disney’s Christopher Robin. In short, the film tells the tale of an older Christopher Robin who has left the tranquility of the Hundred Acre Wood for life as an adult in post-World War II London. Far from the innocent and lively child he was, Christopher Robin is burdened with the drudgery and tedium of adult life and requires a fresh introduction to old friends like Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and company to recapture his spirit and save his family.After I got over a couple of the weepy spots in the movie (I’m not ashamed to admit I cried a couple of times) a lifetime of exposure to Winnie the Pooh in literature (author A.A. Milne) and film led me to think about brand and marketing lessons we can learn from certain Pooh-isms (bits of wisdom from the rumbly-tumbly bear himself). Wisdom from Pooh: “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?” Application for You: Consumers feel exactly the same about your bank or credit union’s marketing collateral. Stop trying to impress people with a bunch of inside jargon and/or text that goes on and on and on. People simply do not read as much as they used to and are much more accustomed now to shorter bits of text with accompanying pictures or graphics. Avoid those long, difficult words and stick with short, easy ones.Wisdom from Pooh: “If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.” Application for You: Good marketing and branding messages take time to permeate the minds and hearts of consumers. Don’t lose heart if your messages don’t seem to have an immediate effect. This applies to both internal staff and external consumers. Remember that branding in particular is a marathon, not a sprint, and the best results are obtained with steady forward progress over time. Be patient and wait for the small piece of fluff in the ears of staff and consumers to blow away.Wisdom from Pooh: “Sometimes the smallest things take the most room in your heart.”Application for You: Everything in branding matters. From the boardroom to the bathroom. Every single granular detail like the health of your landscaping, peeling paint, cluttered desks and trash in the parking lots. On the flipside, your brand can also make a name for itself by doing the small things consumers simply no longer receive in our competitive yet impersonal retail environment. Seemingly small things like friendly hellos, smiles, eye contact, using their names and a degree of branded language that fits your financial institution can make a huge difference. These small things can occupy a large room in the hearts of your consumers.Winnie the Pooh often referred to himself as “a bear of very little brain.” The more I reread his stories and think about his wisdom, the more I understand that brain does not always translate to wisdom. A stout little bear in a idyllic wonderland created in the heart of a young boy offers wisdom aplenty for those who can take the fluff out of their ears to listen. 70SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Mark Arnold Mark Arnold is an acclaimed speaker, brand expert and strategic planner helping businesses such as credit unions and banks achieve their goals with strategic marketing insights and energized training. Mark … Web: www.markarnold.com Detailslast_img read more

All Saints University refutes claim that it is closing down

All Saints University refutes claim that it is closing down

first_imgAll Saints University School of Medicine Dominica Campus. Photo credit: allsaintsuniversity.orgOffshore Medical School All Saints University is refuting reports in the media that it will soon close its Dominica campus.The Sun Newspaper in a recent publication reported that the All Saints University was closing its Dominica campus and moving to another Caribbean island.Registrar at the All Saints University David Abia-Done said business will continue as usual and the school is not closing its doors.“That is all the information you are taking from me that it is not closing down. We are here in operation. We will continue to operate in Roseau, Dominica. Whatever the newspaper is reporting, this is the truth I am telling you that we are not closing down. We will continue to operate. I am saying that our students are in school and we are in full operation. We are not closing down,” he said.The All Saints University School of Medicine, Dominica Campus which was founded in 2006 and is dedicated to providing its students with a solid medical background so that they may succeed as medical professionals. All Saints strives to ensure that it produces broadly and thoroughly educated graduates who realize that the medical profession denotes a sense of social responsibility.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img 292 Views   one comment Tweet LocalNews All Saints University refutes claim that it is closing down by: – September 20, 2011last_img read more

Anthony Davis injury update: Lakers star escapes with lower back contusion after scary fall vs. Knicks

Anthony Davis injury update: Lakers star escapes with lower back contusion after scary fall vs. Knicks

first_imgLakers fans can collectively exhale.Anthony Davis’ MRI came back clean Wednesday morning and revealed only a gluteus maximus contusion. He will travel with the team for its upcoming two-game road trip and be listed as questionable for Friday’s game against the Mavericks. MORE: Why Davis declining Lakers’ extension offer doesn’t matterDavis gingerly walked off the floor during the third quarter of Tuesday night’s contest against the Knicks after a scary fall. He collided with New York forward Julius Randle at the basket and landed directly on his back, leaving the six-time All-Star in considerable pain. Davis was surrounded by his teammates and medical personnel before leaving the floor slowly under his own power. The official diagnosis is good news for the Lakers and Davis, who is averaging 27.1 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.6 blocks and 1.5 steals in his first season with Los Angeles. Davis should be able to return relatively quickly from the contusion, though it’s unclear whether he will be available for this weekend’s back-to-back set.It will be a challenge for the Lakers to extend their current six-game winning streak without Davis, but they do hold the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference by 4.5 games over the Nuggets. They can afford to lose a a few regular-season games — they can’t afford to lose Davis for an extended stretch.last_img read more

Man City whip Arsenal, extend Liverpool title wait

Man City whip Arsenal, extend Liverpool title wait

first_imgMan Utd          29 12  9  8 44 30 45 Share on: WhatsApp Liverpool        29 27  1  1 66 21 82 Crystal Palace   29 10  9 10 26 32 39 West Ham         29  7  6 16 35 50 27 Southampton      29 10  4 15 35 52 34 ————————————- Leicester        29 16  5  8 58 28 53 ————————————- ————————————- Wolves           29 10 13  6 41 34 43 Watford          29  6  9 14 27 44 27 Norwich          29  5  6 18 25 52 21 Newcastle        29  9  8 12 25 41 35center_img Burnley          29 11  6 12 34 40 39 Arsenal          29  9 13  7 40 39 40 Man City         29 19  3  7 71 31 60 Sheff Utd        29 11 11  7 30 25 44 Everton          29 10  7 12 37 46 37 Brighton         29  6 11 12 32 40 29 Tottenham        29 11  8 10 47 40 41 Chelsea          29 14  6  9 51 39 48 Bournemouth      29  7  6 16 29 47 27 Aston Villa      29  7  5 17 34 56 26 Guardiola had voiced his concerns for players’ welfare over the lack of preparation time to get up to full fitness.But it was Arteta’s plan that was undone by two injuries inside 20 minutes as Granit Xhaka and Pablo Mari hobbled off with Luiz replacing the latter.As City began to turn the screw, only Bernd Leno in the Arsenal goal kept the score down before half-time.The German saved brilliantly from David Silva and Riyad Mahrez before Sterling dinked a glorious chance over.However, the England international made amends when Luiz failed to cut out De Bruyne’s cross and Sterling rifled home his first goal of 2020.Five minutes into the second-half, Arsenal’s tough task became an impossible one as Luiz pulled down Mahrez inside the box and was shown a red card.De Bruyne coolly sent Leno the wrong way from the penalty spot to end the game as a contest and both sides then settled to reserve their energies ahead of a gruelling schedule over the next month.Yet, there was one more serious looking injury to come as City defender Eric Garcia was stretchered from the field after being wiped out by his own goalkeeper Ederson leading to 11 minutes of added time.City used the extra time to add a third as substitute Foden side-footed home after Sergio Aguero struck the post.Defeat is another blow for Arsenal’s hopes of a return to the Champions League next season as they remain in ninth, eight points off the top four and five adrift of Manchester United in fifth.City’s place in next season’s Champions League will depend on the outcome of their appeal against a two-season ban from European competitions to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.TABLE STANDINGS Raheem set the ball rolling for Man CityMan City make winning return to extend Liverpool’s waitManchester, United Kingdom | AFP |  Manchester City extended Liverpool’s wait to win a first league title in 30 years as Pep Guardiola’s men beat 10-man Arsenal 3-0 at an empty Etihad to secure the first win of the Premier League’s restart on Wednesday.Both sets of players came together before kick-off to take a knee in protest of racial injustice, as had Aston Villa and Sheffield United players in the first match of the Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’ after a 100-day stoppage due to coroanvirus.But the difference in quality between the two sides showed once City found their groove as a nightmare evening for Arsenal defender David Luiz condemned his side to defeat.The Brazilian turned Kevin De Bruyne’s cross into the path of Raheem Sterling to fire home the opener in first half stoppage time and was then sent off for pulling down Riyad Mahrez.De Bruyne converted the resulting penalty before Phil Foden added a third in stoppage time.City’s victory closes the gap on Liverpool at the top to 22 points and means the Reds cannot secure the title when they face Everton in the Merseyside derby on Sunday.– Arteta’s plan undone –A minute’s silence before kick-off remembered those to have lost their lives to COVID-19, including City boss Guardiola’s mother.Black Lives Matter was also emblazoned on the back of shirts where the stars names are normally printed, as the players took a knee around the centre circle.There was little return to normality once the game did kick-off to the hollow ring of an empty stadium as a torrential downpour added to the difficult conditions for the players.Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta had made a bold team selection on his return to the Etihad, where he spent three-and-a-half years as Guardiola’s assistant.The Spaniard left Alexandre Lacazette and club record signing Nicolas Pepe alongside Luiz on the bench, while Mesut Ozil did not even make the squad despite a temporary rule change to allow nine substitutes on the bench.However, after a bright opening, Arteta was left in no doubt of the work he has ahead to close the gap between his new employers and his old.last_img read more