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

Area Basketball Scores (12-10)

first_imgArea Basketball ScoresTuesday (12-10)Girls ScoresSouthwestern Hanover  77     Milan  75  (OT)Richmond  36     Franklin County  33Jac-Cen-Del   44     Waldron  39Trinity Lutheran  68     South Ripley  39Oldenburg  35     Rising Sun  33North Decatur  47     Eastern Hancock  43Scottsburg  60     Shawe Memorial  9New Castle  53     Connersville  41Triton Central  88     Rushville  46Southwestern Shelby  68     Knightstown  21Seymour  67     Jennings County  59Madison  68     New Washington  49Boys ScoresSouth Decatur  97     Switzerland County  73last_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

England win Nations Cup at Spanish championship

first_img5 Mar 2012 England win Nations Cup at Spanish championship The England team of Holly Clyburn, Charley Hull and Meghan MacLaren won the Nations Cup at the Spanish women’s amateur championship at El Valle. Their team score was six-under par for the two strokeplay qualifying rounds and they pipped France A by one stroke. Germany A was a further two shots back in third place. The Nations Cup was decided on the best two scores returned by each team of three on each qualifying day. The counting scores came from Charley Hull (Woburn), who was five under par for the two rounds (68, 69), and Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) who was one under (71, 70). Both players went on to the matchplay stages of the championship, alongside English U15 champion Gabriella Cowley (West Essex) and Emilee Taylor (Holme Hall). The Lincolnshire pair of Holly and Emilee were both beaten in the first round, while Charley, the number two seed, and Gabriella bowed out in the second knockout round. The championship was won by Karolin Lampert of Germany. Nations Cup leading scores: 278 (-6) England – Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), Charley Hull (Woburn), Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) 279 France A 281 Germany A 283 Spain, Sweden C 284 Wales Image copyright leaderboardphotography.comlast_img read more