Vermont Electric Cooperative launches transmission upgrade project

first_imgVEC. 9.8.2011 Construction upgrades to 16.9 miles of Vermont Electric Cooperative’s (VEC) transmission system located in the towns of Jay, Westfield and Lowell began this week. The project will replace part of the electric grid that is more than 40 years old and in need of improvement to ensure reliability and safety throughout the northern tier of VEC’s service territory.Further driving the need associated with this upgrade is an increased demand for electricity in this area. Electric load growth in area communities has increased by 10 percent during the past decade. Jay Peak’s demand has grown and with a high level of future economic growth projected, the increased demand for electricity will be dramatic. ‘We’ve recognized the need to make these upgrades for some time and have included them in our long term capital plan,’ said David Hallquist, the CEO of VEC.  Because of a partnership with Green Mountain Power (GMP), VEC members will save millions on these improvements. Additionally, we will benefit from electricity generated by GMP’s Kingdom Community Wind project, which is one of the lowest cost, renewable energy sources currently available in Vermont.’   In late July, VEC members voted to approve the transmission upgrades by a significant margin of nearly 5 to 1.  GMP will pay roughly 58 percent of the cost of the upgrade as part of a partnership with VEC to use a portion of the system’s capacity to deliver electricity from the KCW renewable energy project in Lowell. The transmission line project is expected to continue through mid-summer next year. Many of the upgrades will take place along the existing transmission corridor.  However, there will be some areas where utility poles will need to be moved and tree clearing will be necessary. Limited outages may be needed during the construction process.  VEC and GMP officials will ensure that sufficient notice is provided to VEC members who will be impacted during the construction process. Questions or concerns about this transmission project should be directed to VEC’s member service department at 1-800-832-2667. last_img read more

NAFCU monitoring FCC budget hearing for possible TCPA discussion

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » NAFCU is monitoring a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing today on the Federal Communications Commission’s FY2018 budget for any discussion regarding FCC’s Telephone Consumer Protection Act order on autodialed calls, the subject of a lawsuit NAFCU joined on behalf of credit unions in 2015.The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, chaired by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will meet at 2:30 p.m. in Room 138 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. Witnesses include FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, and FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Michael O’Reilly.NAFCU continues to press for modernization of the TCPA and maintains that the FCC’s 2015 declaratory ruling and order will make it extremely difficult for credit unions and other financial institutions to contact their members about potentially fraudulent activity, identity theft and data breaches.At an open FCC meeting in March, FCC Commissioner O’Reilly said the commission’s order has harmed businesses and their customers due to legitimate calls deemed in violation of the act.last_img read more

American Legion Post 80 holds flag retirement ceremony

first_img“I just think that this is a time that everyone needs to be patriotic and understand that during this time with all this craziness going on, you still have to respect the flag,” he said. The ceremony began by recognizing the importance of Old Glory and ended with a prayer. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — With Flag Day just a day away, the American Legion Post 80 on Main Street in Binghamton members set aside some time to respectfully retire some flags. The ceremony takes place every year and involves respectfully burning U.S. flags that are worn out and no longer fit to be flown. Post 80 Commander Mose Perry told 12 News that for him, the ceremony felt even more important this year. Members say they hope to re-open Post 80 on June 22. While the post is currently closed, if you have a worn out American flag you are looking to dispose of you can drop it off at American Legion Post 80 where it too will be disposed of respectfully. last_img read more

St. Louis gun couple sues photographer for ‘severe emotional distress’

first_imgBeing a bunch of litigious snowflakes is very much a part of the McCloskey family crest. They have a long history of being tremendous assholes, horrific neighbors, and legal bullies.  – Advertisement – ScreenShot2020-11-09at12.35.52PM.pngNot a bad shirtWell, the aggro Missouri marital team say that United Press International (UPI) photographer Bill Greenblatt’s images have added to the “significant national recognition and infamy” of the two McCloskeys. According to the McCloskeys, among other issues, Greenblatt’s photos have been used in Redbubble merchandising of t-shirts and coffee mugs, using their likeness without consent. More importantly, the couple says that these images and their accompanying meme-ing has caused them “humiliation, mental anguish, and severe emotional distress.” The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the lawsuit also casts the couple as the real victims here, alleging that the photographer and press agency “acted outrageously and beyond all reasonable bounds of decency, with their conduct regarded as atrocious and intolerable by any member of a civilized society.” The couple is looking for the image to cease being used in any capacity, as well as demanding damages.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Healthy rises amid slip

first_imgTo access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletterslast_img

Yannick Carrasco opens door to Arsenal transfer after hinting at Chinese Super League exit

first_imgYannick Carrasco opens door to Arsenal transfer after hinting at Chinese Super League exit Comment Advertisement Yannick Carrasco wants to return to Europe (Picture: Getty)Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco has opened the door to a move to Arsenal after admitting he would like to return to Europe.The former Atletico Madrid star swapped the Spanish capital for China when he joined Dalian Yifang in 2018.The 25-year-old has spent nearly 18 months in the far-east but has seen the likes of Nico Gaitain leave the club and now wants to return to Europe ahead of Euro 2020.Arsenal were keen on signing Carrasco in January but turned to Denis Suarez instead.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterMonday 20 May 2019 9:27 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.1kShares Carrasco has spent 18 months in China (Picture: Getty)The Spaniard failed to impress on his loan spell from Barcelona and Carrasco has hinted he’d be keen on a move to the Emirates.‘There was interest from Arsenal and I had a lot of teams in January giving me the chance to go back to Europe, but here the president said it was difficult to go then,’ said Carrasco.AdvertisementAdvertisement”Maybe this summer it is possible. If it is a good thing and I want to go, maybe I can speak with the president.‘I try to do my best because I am a professional for my team and after we can think about a solution. If I have a lot of teams who want me but the president decides I have to stay, I cannot do anything.‘All that you want is to be close to your family, and to go back to Europe is a good solution.‘I’m OK here, the club is good with me, the players and fans also are nice with me.‘But you know, when you are far from your family, and I think I can do good things in the European game, I am thinking it’s a solution if I can go back.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalUnai Emery’s budget will be boosted by around £25million should Arsenal win their Europa League final clash against Chelsea.However, he will be left with around just £45m should the fail to secure a win in Baku and may be forced to sell to raise his funds.MORE: Tottenham and Liverpool target Julian Brandt’s future to be decided this week Advertisementlast_img read more

Luxury Mermaid Waters house with a modern twist

first_img31 Pilot Court, Mermaid Waters.LIVING in this luxury Mermaid Waters house is similar to living in a lighthouse with its elevated point position and 180 degree water vista.Kristian and Haley Hughes bought the 947sq m property in 2015 and spent six months transforming the original 90s house into a modern masterpiece.31 Pilot Court, Mermaid Waters.“I am a really big fan of Hamptons but I wanted to have a twist so I’m calling this style ‘glamptons’,” Mrs Hughes, who runs The Institute of Makeup, said.The pair painted the entire house including the roof, knocked out the wall between the dining room and kitchen and installed new belgotex floors, high-end structures and fittings.31 Pilot Court, Mermaid Waters.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours ago“We’re actually the first in the region to have the belgotex floors,” she said.“It’s essentially a form of vinyl tiles but it’s amazing- kid proof and construction proof.“Every single one of the tiles has been precisely hand cut, it took a ridiculously long time.”31 Pilot Court, Mermaid Waters.The a mother-of-two said the floor to ceiling glass was the true hero of the house.“All the glass that surrounds the room, it really feels like you’re living in a lighthouse,” she said.Love dream homes?  Here are a few we found earlier:Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Summer Dream Home: Currumbin01:45 Related videos 01:45Summer Dream Home: Currumbin01:34Paradise for sale…01:16Dream home: Broadbeach Waters01:33Dream Home: New Farm01:36Dream Home: Brookfield01:00Mermaid BeachBut she said one of her favourite features was the spa bath on the second level.31 Pilot Court, Mermaid Waters.The house at 31 Pilot Court is going to auction on October 21.Ron London and Brad Payne of London Estate Agents — Mermaid Beach are marketing the property.last_img read more

Tybee Island Beach Renourishment VIDEO

first_img<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Burt Moore, chief of dredging, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, discussed recent beach renourishment project on Tybee Island’s North Beach.The $4.3 million project, which lasted about two weeks, placed approximately 250,000 cubic yards of sand.Tybee Island’s beaches are normally renourished every seven years, however, this project was designed to counter the erosion caused by Hurricanes Matthew and Irma in 2016-17.The contract for the Tybee Island Beach Renourishment project was awarded to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, which with the help of cutter suction dredge Carolina performed the task.last_img read more

Sunman man sentenced in child molesting case

first_imgVersailles, In. — A Sunman man has been sentenced to 50 years after admitting to having sex with his girlfriend’s seven-year-old daughter at the home they shared between 2013 and 2015. The judge in the case suspended seven years of the sentence handed down to James Mills, 31.Prior to the sentencing hearing Mills pled guilty to child molesting, a class A felony.During the sentencing hearing deputy prosecutor Shane Tucker asserted Mills had an extensive criminal history, number of times the abuse occurred and the impact on the victim warranted a maximum sentence.The Indiana State Police assisted with the investigation.last_img read more

Ireland adopt cautious approach to Rob Kearney situation

first_img Instead Ireland opted to hand winger Zebo another run at full-back in preparation for the 25-year-old covering Kearney during the World Cup. “Rob Kearney will do moderated training in the first part of this week,” an Ireland injury update statement read. Zebo struggled positionally against England, Anthony Watson catching him out for the second of the hosts’ two first-half tries. Ireland base much of their tactical kicking attacking game around Kearney’s prowess under the high bomb, leaving Kiwi boss Schmidt refusing to take any risks in training this week. Wales fielded first-choice full-back Leigh Halfpenny for Saturday’s 23-19 victory over Italy, but the Toulon star suffered potential knee ligament trouble and is now a huge World Cup doubt. Ireland’s ultra-cautious approach to Kearney’s situation at the start of this week may well have been coloured by the misfortune that struck Wales and Halfpenny at the weekend. Ireland have confirmed scrum-half Conor Murray continues to follow the return-to-play protocols after suffering concussion against England. Schmidt is confident Murray will be fit for Ireland’s World Cup opener against Canada in Cardiff on Saturday week. Simon Zebo deputised at full-back in Saturday’s 21-13 defeat to England at Twickenham, Kearney sitting out despite being branded fit for selection. The 29-year-old Leinster star suffered a bruised knee in training last week, but head coach Joe Schmidt said he had remained available for the game. Ireland are taking no chances with full-back Rob Kearney’s World Cup fitness. Press Association Johnny Sexton and Zebo both limped out of the closing stages of Ireland’s defeat in England, but Schmidt revealed their only issues as cramp on Saturday – and that was backed up by Monday’s injury bulletin. “Johnny Sexton and Simon Zebo suffered cramp towards the end of the game against England and were removed as a precautionary measure,” it added. “Both are feeling no ill-effects and trained today.” last_img read more