More than $10.3 million for Vermont energy efficiency and conservation projects was awarded today, Senator Bernie Sanders announced. The funds are Vermont s share of $3.2 billion included in the economic stimulus bill for a Sanders-sponsored Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program. Helping states, cities and towns go forward with energy efficiency and sustainable energy projects will reduce carbon emissions, lower energy costs and create good-paying jobs, Sanders said. The State of Vermont will receive almost $9.6 million for projects to reduce energy use, limit fossil fuel emissions, and improve energy efficiency. In addition, cities and towns will receive funds including $57,900 for Bennington, $56,100 for Brattleboro, $180,200 for Burlington, $71,200 for Colchester, $50,000 for Essex, $50,000 for Essex Junction, $50,000 for Hartford, $50,000 for Milton; $78,900 for Rutland, and $85,500 for South Burlington. More than half of the state s $9.6 million will be distributed to smaller cities and towns.Sanders said the grants may be used to update building codes to require construction of energy-efficient homes and businesses, retrofit old buildings with newer technology, experiment with alternative energy, and create incentives for residents to car pool or ride buses.The block grant program was created under a Sanders provision in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Sanders is a member of the Senate energy committee and chairman of the environment committee s Green Jobs and New Economy Subcommittee.Both the bill that created the block grant program and the successful effort to include funds for it in the economic recovery bill that Congress passed on February 13 were supported by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) The block grants are a major investment in energy solutions that will strengthen America s economy and create jobs at the local level, said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. The funding will be used for the cheapest, cleanest and most reliable energy technologies we have energy efficiency and conservation which can be deployed immediately. The grants also empower local communities to make strategic investments to meet the nation s long term clean energy and climate goals.
Sharing is caring! Share Share (L-R) Rhona Lawrence and Kim Gardier of CIBC First Caribbean International Bank and Mary Williams of the HIV/AIDS Response UniCIBC First Caribbean International Bank donated $3000.00 to the HIV/AIDS Response Unit on Monday.Business Support Officer at the Bank Rhona Lawrence told a presentation ceremony that the Bank has been assisting the Unit for several years in assisting students affected by the disease.“Over the years we have been providing assistance to the HIV/AIDS Unit also in the amount of $3,000.00 and that money is used to assist students who are either infected or affected with the HIV/AIDS virus”. Counselor of the National AIDS Program, Mary Williams who accepted the donation for the organization thanked the Bank for its continued assistance.That money she says will be used to “provide stationery or to assist with tuition for one of our students who is either living with or affected by HIV/AIDS or sometimes it could be used as well for various students”.Williams also appealed to other corporate citizens to assist the Unit in helping children affected by HIV/AIDS to obtain an education.CIBC First Caribbean also donated $3000.00 to Hilda Moise, an accounts student of the Dominica State College on Monday.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews FCIB donates $3,000 to HIV/AIDS Response Unit by: – March 20, 2012 50 Views no discussions Share Tweet
Darrell P. Salatin, of Sunman, was born on March 1, 1944 in Batesville, a son to Clarence and Irene Elizabeth Huber Salatin. He married Kristy Lindemann on June 21, 1980 at St. Jacobs United Church of Christ-Blue Creek. He owned and operated a diesel repair shop in Penntown and also worked at Casket Distributors in West Harrison. Darrell was a charter member of the Sunman Life Squad on which he served for over 30 years and was President for 25 years. Having served in the United States Army, he later was a member and commander of the Sunman American Legion. He also was a former member of the Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation and helped establish the Sunman Area Youth (SAY) soccer program. Darrell coached Little League and many softball teams and played in over 40 softball leagues. He was an avid IU and Bobby Knight fan and loved going to the Indianapolis 500, an event he attended for over 40 years. Darrell enjoyed mowing grass, gardening, camping, playing cards, and country music, but his favorite past-time was spending time with his family and attending all their activities. On Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the age of 74, he passed away at the Waters of Dillsboro, with his family present.Survivors include his wife, Kristy; children, Tracy (Rick) Meyer of Oldenburg, Theresa (Nick) Schmelzer of Cincinnati, and Jonathan (Emilie) Salatin of Lawrenceburg; grandchildren, Peyton, Morgan, and Colt Meyer; Paul, Luke, Emma, Peter, and Alana Schmelzer; and Laken, Weston, and Adalynn Salatin; one sister, Roberta Struewing of Batesville; one brother, Robert (Peggy) Salatin of Batesville, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Patricia Ann Salatin, and one daughter, Tammy L. Salatin.Friends may visit with the family on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman. Burial with military honors provided by the Kenneth L. Diver Post #337 Sunman American Legion will follow in Evangelical Union Cemetery at Hubbell’s Corner.Memorial donations may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Darrell Salatin.
And Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger subsequently questioned the arrangement, saying: ”Is it a way to get around the fair play? I don’t know.” Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has responded by insisting “the rules of FFP don’t have any relation” to the Lampard situation, which he says has been conducted correctly – and Hamann thinks that deal in itself is not really a problem. But the 40-year-old German, who played for the Eastlands club between 2006 and 2009, does believe it has set a potentially worrying precedent. Hamann, speaking in Manchester on Saturday at a McDonald’s and Football Association Community Football Day, told Press Association Sport: “I think in the future that sort of thing could be an issue. “I don’t think it is an issue in this case, but in the future, if owners have a player somewhere else and then loan him back, it could be. “Here it has happened with a player who is 36 and probably way past his best. “If this was a player who was at his peak, then everyone would say ‘hang on a minute – that’s not right’. “We have FFP and you should play by the rules and not try to bend it. This is certainly something that needs to be looked at. “Everyone should be playing by the same rules – at the end of the day, that is why they brought it (FFP) in in the first place. “UEFA has to be alert and aware because the clubs always try to get an advantage somewhere. “I think the first step has been taken with FFP. At least something has been done in the last few years and we are headed in the right direction.” Hamann also believes it is vital work is done at the other end of the football spectrum to ensure the game is healthy at grassroots level. Speaking about the McDonald’s and FA event he attended at Burnage Metro FC, Hamann said: “There are a lot of kids here playing tournaments, and it is just great to see them enjoying playing their football in a competitive fashion. “It is great that that is being supported, because grassroots football needs that as these are players for the future. “They will hopefully be the ones playing in the Premier League and for England, and it is always good to promote that because without grassroots football, there won’t be any football.” Former Manchester City midfielder Dietmar Hamann feels the club needs to be closely monitored by UEFA as deals like the one which has taken Frank Lampard to the Etihad Stadium “could be an issue” in the future. City were hit with sanctions by UEFA in May for breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. This month they recruited Lampard on loan until January from New York City FC – their American sister outfit, who the 36-year-old England international signed for after reaching the end of his contract with Chelsea earlier this summer. Press Association