CVPS increases Shareheat donation to $120,000, appeals for donors

first_imgCiting a shortage of donations and a critical need, Central Vermont Public Service today donated $20,000 in heating aid to community action agencies across Vermont, and appealed to customers who can to donate to the CVPS Shareheat campaign.The $20,000 grant announced today is in addition to $100,000 from CVPS shareholders the company previously put into a pool to match donations from the public.‘With the economy still on the rebound, donations to Shareheat are lagging this winter, but the need remains very high,’ CVPS President Bob Young said.  ‘We decided to immediately jumpstart the effort by making $4,000 contributions to each of the five community action agencies that participate in Shareheat, and to appeal again to the public.  Vermonters are facing heating crises every day, and we want to ensure no one goes cold for lack of funds.’Thanks to the matching pool, contributions from the public are matched dollar for dollar and sent to the community action agency that serves the donor’s region of the state.  The pool began the season with $100,000 from CVPS shareholders, and $45,000 has been added to it by Shareheat Business Partners, which include People’s United Bank, Carris Reels, Passumpsic Savings Bank, Weidman Electrical Technology, and The Vermont Country Store.‘Thanks to these businesses and our shareholders, every donation from the public, up to $145,000 in total, will be doubled,’ CVPS spokesman Steve Costello said.  ‘A $10 donation will provide $20 in assistance to a neighbor in need.  Donations of any size will help.’Businesses that would like to join the Shareheat Business Partnership Program may call 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.‘Some people who have donated to Shareheat in the past are now turning to it for assistance themselves,’ Costello said.  ‘That is reducing donations and increasing the demand on the program.  We’re asking anyone in a position to do so to make a donation.’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.last_img read more

UFC: David Shaw says that UFC will never have children fight

first_img UFC Fight Night 163 was a massive success with Zabit vs Khattar as their main-event bout. UFC executive David Shaw was in charge of the card while President Dana White took a leave from the recent Fight Night.  In the post-event conference, the UFC executive was stunned when a reporter inquired, will children ever fight in UFC?Also Read- UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Says McGregor Needs 10 Wins Before RematchUFC: Will Children ever fight in UFC?David Shaw had a clear answer to the question and it is ‘NO’. According to the UFC executive, UFC will never have children fighting in the company. Though, UFC President Dana White in the past said that they will never have women fighting in their company but today the UFC roster has some of the best female athletes in the world.   However, UFC has no plans to set up any children fights in their company and David Shaw is confident that the company will always stick to it. Children’s MMA fights are quite popular in Russia and many other parts of the world but if you are expecting it to happen in UFC, you are wrong, according to David Shaw. WATCH US LIVE Written By 10 months ago UFC 244: Where to watch, schedule and live streaming details 9 months ago UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov says McGregor needs 10 wins before rematch 10 months ago UFC Salaries: Conor McGregor, Khabib, Nate Diaz salary revealed COMMENT LIVE TV First Published: 11th November, 2019 18:24 IST 9 months ago Conor McGregor’s DNA tests prove allegations against him were false Last Updated: 11th November, 2019 18:24 IST UFC: David Shaw Says That UFC Will Never Have Children Fight According to UFC Executive David Shaw, UFC will never organise Children’s MMA fights in their organisation. Know more about the post-event press conference. SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago UFC: Jorge Masvidal feels Conor McGregor is scared to fight him Raj Sarkar Also Read- UFC Salaries: Conor McGregor, Khabib, Nate Diaz Salary RevealedUFC: Innovative matchupsUFC has always been keen towards setting up cross-event and unorthodox matchups. A few days back, pop star Justin Bieber challenged Tom Cruise for a fight and wanted Dana White to make the matchup in UFC. Dana White immediately showed a green signal to the fight and wanted to make it happen in reality until Bieber cancelled the probability of the fight by stating it as a joke. Dana White has also arranged a  multi-million dollar cross-event fight with Mayweather promotions in the past and it surely blessed the organisation with a lot of money. The recent idea of making a one-time BMF belt was also a very innovative idea and UFC has always been open for new ideas. However, children fighting is surely not one of them.Also Read- Conor McGregor’s DNA Tests Prove Allegations Against Him Were FalseAlso Read- UFC: Dana White Confirms Tony Ferguson Vs Khabib Nurmagomedov last_img read more

Klopp looks on bright side after Chelsea draw

first_imgLiverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he would take the positives from his side’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea despite the disappointment of conceding a freak 85th-minute equaliser.Mohamed Salah’s goal against his former club looked set to restore Liverpool to winning ways after their calamitous 3-3 draw against Sevilla, only for Willian’s mishit cross to earn Chelsea a point.It ends level at Anfield. pic.twitter.com/0hKHrS9eZ3— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 25, 2017Liverpool remain fifth and will fall 14 points off the pace in the Premier League if Manchester City win at Huddersfield Town on Sunday, but Klopp said he had been encouraged by his team’s display.“In our situation, if we would really think about Manchester City we would be crazy,” said Klopp, whose side had let a 3-0 lead slip against Sevilla in mid-week.“How can we get Manchester City? We have to win games, but if they go on winning all their games, we can do whatever we want.“I’m happy about big parts of the performance. I’m really proud of the attitude. Everything was good until Willian crossed the ball.“The world is in a strange, crazy place at the moment and there are much more important, crazy things that are happening. I can easily live with a point against Chelsea.”Willian struck two minutes after coming on for Davide Zappacosta, drifting across the box from left to right before lifting a cross towards the back post that dropped beneath the crossbar.Klopp had been trying to send on the fit-again Adam Lallana in order to change to a back three and said he was mystified by referee Michael Oliver’s initial refusal to allow the change to take place.“In my mind, Ragnar Klavan would have been in exactly the position where Willian crossed the ball,” Klopp said.A 15th #LFC goal for Mo Salah, but the Reds have to settle for a point.Report from Anfield: https://t.co/nM6nV3JEvR pic.twitter.com/lfumjKjDbt— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 25, 2017“That means we would have blocked the cross. So you don’t feel too good when the ref doesn’t allow you to change the system because he thinks maybe it’s time play (wasting) or something.“I’ve no idea why he said no.” Klopp said Chelsea had played more defensively than he had expected and summarised their approach as: “Deep defending and giving the ball to Eden Hazard.”– Versatile Hazard –But Chelsea manager Antonio Conte felt his team had “dominated” the second half and said Liverpool’s goal — tucked away by Salah following a loose touch by Tiemoue Bakayoko — had also been fortunate.Asked if Willian’s lob had been deliberate, Conte smiled and said: “It’s not important. It was important to score.“But at the same time I think that we conceded the first goal in an unlucky way.“It was a fair result, but in the end I think that we deserved a little more than Liverpool.”81: Salah plays it out to Coutinho who responds with a great ball for the Egyptian, but Chelsea manage to put it out for a corner.[1-0] https://t.co/9y2LZ5Qas9 pic.twitter.com/5okxXB9Kme— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 25, 2017The result kept Chelsea in third place, but they now trail second-place Manchester United by three points and will fall 11 points behind City if Pep Guardiola’s side prevail at Huddersfield.Although his influence faded, Hazard was Chelsea’s stand-out performer, his every touch in the first half oozing sophistication.Having missed the start of the season after ankle surgery, Hazard has returned to top form in recent weeks, whether playing as a wide forward or — as at Anfield — supporting Alvaro Morata in a 3-5-2 system.“The start of this season was full of trouble with Eden because he had an injury with the national team and then we started the season without him,” Conte said.“When you have this type of injuries and you need surgery, it’s very important to have the best time for your recovery.“Now Eden is in really good form. He likes to play as a striker. There is a good link with Alvaro.“For me it’s also a great opportunity to have the possibility to play with two different systems.“Against Qarabag (who Chelsea beat 4-0 in the Champions League) we played with a 3-4-2-1, today we started with a 3-5-2. It’s very important that we don’t lose our identity in both cases.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Top national award for Cornwall golf club

first_img The Point at Polzeath in Cornwall has won a top national award for its success as a golf club and a leisure hub for the local community and holidaymakers. It was named as the GolfMark Club of the Year, sponsored by TaylorMade-adidas Golf, at last night’s 2017 England Golf Awards at Lord’s. The runner-up was Essendon Country Club, Hertfordshire The Awards shone the spotlight on great moments and achievement at all levels of English golf and The Point was honoured alongside Olympic champion Justin Rose, Masters champion Danny Willett and Solheim Cup player Charley Hull, as well as other players and heroes from the grass roots game. “Winning this award means a huge amount to us and to the members,” said Jeremy Davies, who owns the club with his wife, Eva. GolfMark is an England Golf initiative which supports clubs to achieve high standards. The Point at Polzeath was the first Cornwall club to achieve GolfMark in its current form and it went on to become the county’s GolfMark Club of the Year for 2015, before capturing the national prize. The club’s owners have used GolfMark to create a thriving business which bucks industry trends and they hope to double it in size over the next three years. Their success and the club’s appeal is highlighted in a specially filmed video by Senior Captain Rick Ferrant who says: “They have improved the club, the course and the facilities and at the same time they have cultivated a fantastic spirit among the members. I drive 160 miles to come and play golf and it’s honestly worth it.” Over five years the owners have developed the club and grown the membership from around 40 to over 300, while the greenstaff has expanded from one employee to a team of six. As well as golf, The Point offers a health club, restaurant, new bar and holiday accommodation. It’s focussed on what the customer wants and there’s a warm welcome for all, whether golfers or non-golfers. There’s flexible memberships to suit both locals and holidaymakers – and families are particularly welcome. A range of coaching packages suit both new golfers and existing players. The club is also involved with the local community and runs the annual Polzeath beer festival alongside Get into golf activities which introduce about 100 people to golf each year. “We are happy to be different and break with tradition,” said Jeremy Davies. “But at the same time we retain the true spirit of the game.” GolfMark supports clubs to achieve high standards in four areas: recruitment and retention; management and sustainability; coaching and competitions; and safeguarding. To find out more visit www.golfmark.org Click here to read more about the England Golf Awards Caption: Representatives of The Point at Polzeath receive their award from Mark Thistleton of TaylorMade-adidas golf. (Image © Leaderboard Photography).? 15 Mar 2017 Top national award for Cornwall golf club last_img read more