Northeast Resource Recovery Association awarded contract for Vermont’s E-Cycles program

first_imgThe Northeast Resource Recovery Association has been awarded the contract to administer the State of Vermont’s E-Cycles program starting July 1, 2011. NRRA and the Association of Vermont Recyclers have worked with Goodpoint Recycling of Middlebury as a primary recyler to begin the process of collection. The program will offer free collection of computers, monitors, printers and computer peripherals from residents, non-profit organizations, school districts, and small businesses with 10 or fewer employees at year-round collection sites statewide.             NRRA and its partners were selected from a competitive RFP process in late April based on their ability to provide oversight and transparency to a very detailed tracking process required by State law. The Program is reimbursed by manufacturers of covered electronics.             As of today, over 53 collection sites have registered and more will be signing up in the weeks ahead to offer a convenient set of locations as required by the State Standard Plan.             NRRA will be working to provide outreach and training materials to each of the collections sites and will have a strong component for school programs as it has done over its 30 year history. For general inquires and questions from the general public about where to recycle electronics, what is covered, and other questions, please contact the VT Department of Environmental Conservation’s special E-Cycles hotline at 1-855- 6ecycle.For and up-to-date list of the locations accepting electronics under the plan, please visit  http://www.vtecycles.org(link is external) and click on the tab at the left marked ‘Where Can I Recycle?’For collection locations and transfer stations that wish to participate in the program or have questions, please contact NRRA at (800) 223-0150 ext. 19 or email them to [email protected](link sends e-mail). About NRRAIn 1981, four New Hampshire municipalities founded the Northeast Resource Recovery Association, then called the New Hampshire Resource Recovery Association, to provide a clearinghouse for current, up-to-date information and a source of technical and marketing assistance in the general areas of waste reduction and recycling.Since then, membership in the NRRA has grown to include over 400 municipalities, individuals, and businesses in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Southern Maine. The NRRA is a member driven organization whose programs are designed and overseen by the members they serve.The NRRA provides cooperative purchasing programs, educational and networking opportunities, technical assistance, and cooperative marketing programs that have received national recognition for establishing innovative grassroots recyclables marketing cooperatives with competitive pricing which enables small, rural and large urban communities to manage their own recycling programs! We are a non-profit 501(c) organization.                                                                   ###last_img read more

US 4th Fleet and Ecuador Navy Prepare for UNITAS 2020

first_imgBy DVIDS/Edited by Diálogo Staff October 22, 2020 Maritime planners from U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. Fourth Fleet and the Ecuadorean Navy conducted a virtual Final Planning Conference (FPC) September 22-25 in support of the upcoming UNITAS LXI exercise, scheduled to occur November 2-11, 2020 in Ecuador.Ecuadorean Navy Rear Admiral Daniel Ginéz, commander of Naval Operations and First Naval Zone, and Rear Admiral Don Gabrielson, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. Fourth Fleet, opened the conference on September 22, thanking participants for their commitment to building a successful proposed schedule of events.More than 60 planners from 11 partner nations, including representatives from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Army participated in this  conference. The virtual conference finalized the UNITAS LXI concept of operations, completed the tentative schedule of events, and finalized assigned roles and responsibilities.UNITAS LXI is scheduled to have multiple underway events to include maneuvering exercises advancing to coordinated warfare events and culminating with a multi-threat, multi-day scenario that allows participants to work together as a multinational force. Additionally, several live-fire events are scheduled for UNITAS LXI, to include a sinking exercise (SINKEX).“This is the team that will come together and we will celebrate our friendship and our partnership in a meaningful way to demonstrate our commitment to the world in working together […]. I’m grateful for all of the hard work of every person, of every partner, of every leader and every country to come to this point,” said Rear Adm. Gabrielson.UNITAS, Latin for “unity,” is the longest-running, multinational maritime exercise in the world. Conceived in 1959, UNITAS I took place in 1960. UNITAS LXI will focus on interoperability at sea with warfighting exercises, to include live-fire events, that work up to a multi-day scenario phase where participating forces come together to operate as a multinational force.last_img read more

NAFCU: NCUA’s TCCUSF closure proposal not in best interest of CUs

first_img continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU reiterated its opposition to the NCUA’s proposed raising of the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund’s normal operating level and the merging of the stabilization fund into the NCUSIF in its official comment letter sent to the agency Monday.“Although there could conceivably be short-term benefits to merging the Stabilization Fund with the SIF, NAFCU strongly believes such a move at this time would not be in the best interest of credit unions,” wrote NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “Therefore, NAFCU and our members: (1) stand in opposition to NCUA’s proposal to merge the funds at this time; (2) strongly oppose any increase to the NOL; and (3) advocate that the agency is not required to charge a premium in 2017.”The NCUA proposal, issued in July, would raise the NCUSIF’s normal operating level from 1.3 percent to 1.39 percent. The NAFCU Board of Directors along with two member-filled committees – the Regulatory and NCUSIF Committees – unanimously oppose this proposal.last_img read more

Norway detects its first case of coronavirus

first_imgThe number of new infections inside China – the source of the outbreak – was for the first time overtaken by those elsewhere on Wednesday as the virus spread to a growing number of countries.The disease has infected about 80,000 people and killed more than 2,700, the vast majority in China.Topics : Norway’s Public Health Agency (FHI) said on Wednesday that one person had tested positive for coronavirus and was being kept isolated at home, in what was the country’s first confirmed case.The person had returned from China late last week, but did not appear ill and was unlikely to infect others, the agency said.”This person is not showing symptoms but … was tested after returning from the region of China where the outbreak began,” FHI director Line Vold told a news conference.last_img read more

Britain, France agree joint unit to fight migrant traffickers

first_imgThe interior ministers of France and Britain on Sunday signed an agreement creating a new joint police intelligence unit to combat migrant traffickers and reduce the “unsustainable” numbers crossing the Channel illegally. France’s new Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin and his British counterpart Priti Patel met on Sunday in Calais in northern France, a region where migrants have traditionally gathered in a bid to find a way to get to Britain.”We signed a new agreement to create a joint intelligence cell which will crack down on gangs behind vile people smuggling operation,” Patel wrote on Twitter after the meeting. “Together, we must strengthen our security cooperation, in particular in fight against the illegal crossings of the English Channel by migrants risking their lives,” Darmanin wrote on Twitter as he hosted Patel.In 2019, 2,758 migrants were rescued by the French and British authorities while trying to make the crossing — four times more than in 2018, according to French officials.The coronavirus pandemic has reinforced the trend, with the reduced number of trucks going through the Channel Tunnel leading migrants to opt for small boats instead. French emergency services rescued 21 migrants in three operations on Saturday after their bids to reach Britain floundered in the Channel, officials said.Darmanin said he had told Patel that more resources were needed to combat the migrant trafficking.”The British government has done a lot to protect the coast but we still need more resources both in terms of equipment and human resources.” Topics :center_img She said they had discussed “the unsustainable levels of illegal migration across the Channel.”The Franco-British unit will allow services to share intelligence quickly and will consist of six British and six French police officers based in Coquelles outside Calais, Darmanin told reporters.Traffickers “are those who take advantage of the human distress of people who want to cross the English Channel and who, no doubt, are not being punished sufficiently at the moment,” said Darmanin.Channel crossing attempts have increased over the last year despite the danger of heavy maritime traffic, strong currents and low water temperatures.last_img read more

Safeties lead football Lakers to 4-0 win over VVS

first_imgPutting its 0-2 start behind them, the Cazenovia football team is back at the .500 mark, but the way it got there has to rank with the most unlikely results in the program’s history – or any other program’s history, for that matter.The Lakers prevailed Friday night over Vernon-Verona-Sherrill at Sheveron FIeld, doing so without a touchdown or a field goal, a near-impossible feat. Two fourth-quarter safeties were enough to defeat the Red Devils 4-0.Nowhere in the annals of New York State high school football is there a game with this exact final score, and it’s never occurred in the National Football League. The only times it happened in college football was twice in the first decade of the 20th century, Georgetown over Navy in 1902 and Vanderbilt over Carlisle four years later.But the oddity of it did not bother the Lakers one bit as it moved into better playoff position at the midway point of the regular season.After Cazenovia beat Chittenango 34-13 on Sept. 21, the sense was that the Lakers had solved its problems on offense by getting the ball to Ryan Romagnoli as much as possible, which in turn sparked everyone else to play better, too. Tags: CazenoviaChittenangofootballcenter_img All of those good feelings did not carry over into the VVS game, though. The Red Devils, 2-1 and coming off a loss to archrival Oneida, were bent on making Cazenovia work for every single yard.So throughout the first half, the two sides exchanged possessions, but neither got to the end zone. the third quarter didn’t feature any points, either, but Cazenovia was putting together some drives as Romagnoli rushed for 126 yards overall.The Lakers’ most important march started late in that third period. It drove to the Red Devils’ one-yard line, only to get stopped on three plays short of the goal line just as the fourth quarter started.Many times, when such a defensive stand is made, it turns a game in favor of the team that turned the other side back. But since it was still 0-0, VVS found itself pinned near its goal line and, one play later, the Lakers forced a safety.Cazenovia could not take advantage of the free kick, but again played the field-position game, pinning the Red Devils deep in its own end with a punt and, with 6:15 left, managing to convert another safety when Jacob Olkowski tackled VVS quarterback Ben Wittman in the end zone.For the night, the Lakers’ defense limited the Red Devils to 73 total yards and forced a pair of turnovers on interceptions by Keegan Bailey and Vito Borio. Gordon Wester and Dylan Anderson each sacked Olkowski twice.Now the Lakers now could focus ahead on next Saturday’s trip to Camden, who is 1-3 following a 34-12 defeat to New Hartford.In its Homecoming game on Friday, Chittenango could not slow down Oneida, who kept pace with New Hartford atop B East as the Indians rolled past the Bears 40-7.Never trailing, Oneida seized control when Andrew Smith ran back the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown. and got its next points in the second quarter when Benjamin Wright returned a Chittenango fumble 48 yards to the end zone.Pulling away, the Indians wore the Bears down with two scoring drives, each of them capped off by TD runs from Steve Cafalone – one covering 15 yards, the other going five yards.Cafalone returned in the third quarter to go 42 yards for his third TD of the night as Jared Curro scored from two yards out. Only in the final period did Chittenango break up the shutout thanks to Tavian Albertson’s eight-yard dash to the end zone. The Bears (1-3) visit Central Valley Academy (2-2) next Friday at 7 p.m.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

StarTimes Acquires Exclusive Broadcasting Rights for UEFA Europa League

first_imgAfrica’s leading pay-TV operator, StarTimes has acquired exclusive broadcasting rights for UEFA Europa League in sub-Saharan Africa until 2021. The broadcast, which will begin on September 20, will see football fans enjoy matches between the best European clubs. “We are very happy to bring UEFA Europa League to our subscribers. This summer FIFA World Cup was a success and fans really appreciated that we brought them ICC exclusive and live right after. We then thought that they would be delighted to watch another European club competition on StarTimes,” explained Qasim Elegbede, StarTimes Brand and Marketing Director. “We are working hard to bring the best sports content to our subscribers. This season will be intense for football fans with Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, FIFA Club World Cup, French and Italian Cups and now UEFA Europa League.”StarTimes will broadcast UEFA Europa League in all sub-Saharan Africa except South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. StarTimes has been awarded exclusive rights for English, Portuguese and local languages in English and Portuguese speaking areas. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS Report: Feb. 29 – March 6, 2016

first_img2-Mar8:37 PMTransfer to Wichita 2-Mar12:25 PMTransfer to Wichita 6-Mar11:04 AMGrass Fire1000 block S. Hoover 29-Feb6:43 AMMedical Trauma500 block N. Plum 6-Mar8:15 AMMedical Trauma100 block W. Botkin 6-Mar8:34 PMTransfer to Wichita 29-Feb11:10 AMGrass FireWellington Lake 5-Mar11:42 PMVehicle Accident1400 block S. Seneca 29-Feb7:40 PMTransfer to Wichita 5-Mar1:33 PMGrass Fire200 block S. Ridge Road 5-Mar11:12 AMGrass FireOliver & 50th Street 4-Mar2:34 PMMedical Emergency400 block Circle 3-Mar11:11 AMTransfer to Wichita 1-Mar10:41 AMFire Alarm900 block N. woodlawn 1-Mar12:23 PMGrass FireKansas Turnpike 1-Mar5:53 PMIllegal BurnWaldo & Douglas 5-Mar3:41 AMVehicle Accident800 block E. 50th Avenue 1-Mar11:15 PMStructure FireBelle PlaineRural Follow us on Twitter. 2-Mar10:19 AMMedical Emergency1200 block South G 6-Mar8:42 PMGrass Fire500 block S. Oliver 2-Mar11:46 AMMedical Emergency200 block W. 8th 2-Mar3:00 PMCarbon Monoxide Check1300 block E. Lincoln 1-Mar4:11 PMTransfer to Wichita 2-Mar8:30 PMMedical Emergency200 block E. 19th 29-Feb11:11 AMTransfer to Wichita Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for Feb. 29 to March 6, 2016 is as follows: 1-Mar9:21 AMMedical Emergency100 block W. Botkin 2-Mar12:32 AMMedical Trauma100 block W. Botkin 29-Feb2:10 PMLift Assist700 block W. Harvey 3-Mar11:21 PMMedical Trauma500 block N. Plum 6-Mar4:15 PMDumpster Fire20 Industrial 2-Mar11:35 PMTransfer to Wichita 5-Mar1:18 PMGrass Fire200 block E 15th Street 6-Mar11:36 AMCar FireKansas Turnpike 6-Mar4:02 PMMedical Emergency200 block W. Maple 5-Mar11:06 PMMedical Emergency1000 block College 29-Feb9:55 AMLift Assist700 block W. Harvey 29-Feb1:38 PMTransfer to Wichita 29-Feb9:40 PMTransfer to Wichita 29-Feb8:05 AMMedical Emergency400 block South C 29-Feb12:01 AMTransfer to Wichita 3-Mar6:25 PMMedical Trauma900 block N. Poplar 6-Mar4:20 PMGrass Fire600 block E. 35th Street Wellington Fire & EMS Weekly Run Log 2-Mar6:25 PMLift Assist700 block W. Harvey 6-Mar10:18 AMDisregarded Enroute Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 6-Mar11:30 PMMedical Emergency700 block W. Harveylast_img read more

Hawks’ owner Levenson to sell interest in team

first_imgIn this April 26, 2014, file photo, Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson cheers from the stands in the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Less than one month after the Clippers’ sale ended Donald Sterling’s ugly downfall, another NBA team is on the market following a racially charged disclosure from its owner.Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson said Sunday he is selling his controlling interest in the team, thanks in part to an inflammatory email he wrote two years ago.Levenson said he wrote the email in an attempt “to bridge Atlanta’s racial sports divide.” Instead, he offered his divisive comments, including his theory that Hawks Black fans kept White fans away.Levenson said he regrets the email sent to the team’s co-owners and general manager Danny Ferry in 2012 as “inappropriate and offensive.” In a statement released by the team, Levenson said he sent the email due to his concerns about low attendance and a need to attract suburban Whites.He says he later realized the email made it seem White fans were more important. He voluntarily reported the email to the NBA.“I have said repeatedly that the NBA should have zero tolerance for racism, and I strongly believe that to be true,” Levenson said in the statement. “That is why I voluntarily reported my inappropriate email to the NBA.“After much long and difficult contemplation, I have decided that it is in the best interests of the team, the Atlanta community, and the NBA to sell my controlling interest in the Hawks franchise.”NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Sunday the league will work with the Hawks’ ownership group and CEO Steve Koonin, who now will oversee all team operations.Silver said the league’s independent investigation “regarding the circumstances of Mr. Levenson’s comments” in the email was ongoing when he was told Saturday night of Levenson’s plan to sell his share of the team.Silver said he supported Levenson’s decision.“As Mr. Levenson acknowledged, the views he expressed are entirely unacceptable and are in stark contrast to the core principles of the National Basketball Association,” Silver said. “He shared with me how truly remorseful he is for using those hurtful words and how apologetic he is to the entire NBA family — fans, players, team employees, business partners and fellow team owners — for having diverted attention away from our game.“I commend Mr. Levenson for self-reporting to the league office, for being fully cooperative with the league and its independent investigator, and for putting the best interests of the Hawks, the Atlanta community, and the NBA first.”Sterling was forced to sell the Los Angeles Clippers after a recording surfaced in April of the owner scolding his girlfriend for bringing black men to Clippers games. Steve Ballmer officially became the team’s new owner on Aug. 12.In the email sent in August 2012, Levenson said “southern whites” were uncomfortable at games.“My theory is that the Black crowd scared away the Whites and there are simply not enough affluent Black fans to build a significant season ticket base,” Levenson said in the email released Sunday by the Hawks.“Please don’t get me wrong. There was nothing threatening going on in the arena back then. I never felt uncomfortable, but I think southern Whites simply were not comfortable being in an arena or at a bar where they were in the minority.”Levenson said Hawks crowds were 70 percent Black, the team’s cheerleaders were Black and hip-hop music was played.“Then I start looking around at other arenas,” Levenson said. “It is completely different.”According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Atlanta’s population was 54 percent Black and 38.4-percent White in 2010. For metro Atlanta, the ratio is 55.4 percent White and 32.4 percent Black.Levenson said he often heard fans say the area around Philips Arena in downtown Atlanta is dangerous.“This was just racist garbage,” Levenson said. “When I hear some people saying the arena is in the wrong place I think it is code for there are too many Blacks at the games.”Though he said he disagreed with the conclusion, he said he told team executives to add White cheerleaders and music “familiar to a 40-year-old White guy.”Added Levenson in the email: “I have even (complained) that the kiss cam is too Black.”Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed said the comments in Levenson’s email were “reprehensible and offensive.”“The statements do not represent the city of Atlanta’s history of diversity and inclusion, and we will be clear and deliberate in denouncing and repudiating them,” Reed said. “I applaud the NBA’s efforts to enforce a no-tolerance policy of discrimination. As a city, we will continue to stand behind the Atlanta Hawks organization as they work to find new ownership that reflects the values and ideals of a city that is too busy to hate.”The Rev. Al Sharpton released a statement encouraging Silver “to continue vetting all owners.”“The announcement by Bruce Levenson is welcomed and appropriate by those of us in the civil rights community, that raised the issue of Donald Sterling’s need to be removed, and that other owners must be held accountable,” Sharpton said.Though the NBA investigation of the email was ongoing, Levenson apparently concluded he couldn’t continue in his ownership role.“If you’re angry about what I wrote, you should be,” Levenson said in Sunday’s statement. “I’m angry at myself, too. It was inflammatory nonsense. We all may have subtle biases and preconceptions when it comes to race, but my role as a leader is to challenge them, not to validate or accommodate those who might hold them.”This is not Levenson’s first effort to sell the team. In 2011, the Hawks’ ownership group, headed by Levenson and Michael Gearon Jr., made an unsuccessful attempt to sell to California developer and pizza chain owner Alex Meruelo.The group acquired the Hawks and the NHL Thrashers from Time Warner in 2004. The Thrashers were sold and moved to Winnipeg in 2011.last_img read more

Savor South Sound Beer, Wine And Cider Tasting

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Thurston County FairNew at the 2013 Fair—Cider, Beer and Wine Tasting Event  Savor South Sound tickets available online now.It’s time to savor the best flavors that South Sound brewers, ciderists, and vintners have to offer at the new Savor South Sound beverage tasting event at this year’s fair.The three-day event will feature nearly two dozen local producers with a focus on unique recipes, blends and techniques that bring out exceptional flavors with a Pacific Northwest touch. The event is presented by Thurston County, The Washington State University Thurston County Extension and Olympia’s Fish Brewing Company. “The beverage tasting event is new this year, but it actually harkens back to the traditions that make county fairs so special,” said Lucas Patzek, Director of Thurston County WSU Extension and one of the organizers of the Savor South Sound event. “Before Washington was even a state, county fairs were sometimes the only time each year when farmers, craftsmen, and businessmen could market and showcase their products. Our goal with the Savor South Sound is to tap into that tradition and celebrate what’s growing and brewing right here in our own backyard. Hopefully it’s the start of a new tradition here at the fair.” The Savor South Sound beverage tasting event will feature five cideries on Thursday, August 1, eight breweries on Friday, August 2 and five wineries on Saturday, August 3. Tastings will run from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. each day in the Heritage Hall Annex at the Thurston County Fair. Patrons must be 21 or over to enter the Savor South Sound event.   Tickets for the Savor South Sound beverage tasting can be purchased in advance for $20 at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/417919 or at the fair gates on August 1-3 for $22. Each ticket includes one-day admission to Savor South Sound and one-day admission to the fair, plus a commemorative tasting glass.    WHAT:       Savor South Sound beer, wine and cider tasting WHEN:      Thursday, Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 3, 3 – 9 p.m.WHERE:   Heritage Hall Annex at the Thurston County Fair                  3054 Carpenter Road SE in LaceyPRICE:      $20 advance tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/417919   $22 tickets at the fair gates  *tickets include one-day fair admissionFor more information on the Savor South Sound beverage tasting event, including a complete list of participating cideries, breweries and wineries, visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair and click on “Savor South Sound Tastings” For more information about other events at the 2013 Thurston County Fair, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair. “Laughter and Ladybugs at the Thurston County Fair!”July 31 – Aug. 4, 2013last_img read more