Vermont foliage report: Early color tinges hillsides

first_imgThe stage is set for a beautiful foliage season as early fall color begins to emerge across Vermont’s higher elevations and low-lying areas.With the current forecast calling for cool nights through the weekend and the combination of adequate soil moisture and healthy green leaves, Vermont foresters are predicting an excellent fall season. In the early stages of fall foliage, the best color can generally be found in higher elevations, the northern sections of the state, and in low-lying areas where red maples are the early sentinels of the seasonal change.‘The cool nights that are in the forecast may pop a little more color our way by the end of the week,’ says Ginger Anderson, Chief of Forest Management for the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. Early morning temperatures are forecasted to dip into the upper 30s this week.Forest health aerial surveys over the North East Kingdom revealed that color in the red maple is developing well, particularly in the wetlands, Anderson said.  In general, higher elevations will offer the most panoramic views of emerging color across the valleys, and many swamp or marsh areas will offer some of the most vivid and varied early season change. ‘I am also seeing scattered bits of other color, mostly weather and/or fungal related but overall leaf cover is good and I am anticipating a good color season in my little area,’ said Lamoille Country Forester  Raymond Toolan.To the south, Bennington Country Forester Chris Stone reports that ‘The beginnings for the foliage in Bennington County are now mostly found among the red maples that occupy the wetlands along Route 9 as you pass over the Green Mountains between Wilmington and Bennington, and to a lesser extent in the wetlands along Route 7 between Bennington and Manchester.’Best Bets:  Route 108 through Smugglers’ Notch between Stowe and Cambridge is showing early color, as is Routes 242 and 100 near Jay Peak, Routes 116 and 5A in the Lake Willoughby area.The higher elevations of the Worcester Range and Mount Elmore along Route 12 north of Montpelier are tinged with early color, as are views from Interstate 89 between Barre and Bolton.Note:  Road Conditions Updates ‘ Repairs in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene are proceeding as quickly as possible on the state’s key east-west roads.  Travel time may be delayed as roads open to traffic while construction is continuing in work zones. Travelers will encounter gravel surfaces and occasional one-way traffic on sections of these roads.  Detailed reports on the status of all affected roads and bridges are updated twice daily on:  www.aot.state.vt.us(link is external)The Vermont Hospitality Council advises making advance reservations, especially for weekends, because the most popular lodgings may fill early in late September and the first two weekends in October.  Some innkeepers may require a minimum two-night stay, especially on busy weekends.   Vermont tourism officials encourage visitors to take advantage of midweek specials during the foliage season as part of its statewide ‘Midweek Peek’ promotion.Also available on the website are several tools for planning a Vermont Fall Foliage tour: Fall Foliage ForecasterLodging Availability ForecasterScenic DrivesFall Travel Tips For more information, visit www.VermontVacation.com(link is external).last_img read more

4 more arrested in deadly Town of Union stabbing, 5 arrested in total

first_imgThe sheriff’s office says the investigation into the stabbing is closed and no further arrests are expected. According to a news release, the sheriff’s office says it arrested Brian J. Adams Jr., Christopher A. Lane, Thomas J. Hayward; of Endicott, and Noah B. Beauparlant of Endwell. Adams and Lane were charged with two counts of hindering prosecution in the 1st degree, a class D felony. According to the sheriff’s office, Richardson was stabbed by Casteline at a party at 1250 Robinson Hill Rd. An altercation preceded the stabbing. (WBNG) — The Broome County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday four 18-year-olds were charged in an investigation into a deadly stabbing of 22-year-old Q-Quan Richardson in the town of Union on Aug. 26.center_img Hayward and Beauparlant were charged with the same crime, but with only one count. The total number of people arrested in the investigation is five. 22-year-old Caleb Casteline was charged with murder on Aug. 26. The sheriff’s office says the four 18-year-olds rendered criminal assistance to Casteline.last_img read more

Talk of the towns: Birmingham

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La Administración Wolf anuncia fondos para contratar y retener médicos en áreas desatendidas de Pennsylvania

first_img Español,  Healthcare,  Press Release En el día de la fecha, el Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció que el Departamento de Salud de Pennsylvania publicó una convocatoria de solicitudes para el Programa de amortización de préstamos relativos a la atención primaria de Pennsylvania. Este programa aporta fondos para contratar y retener a los proveedores de atención primaria que trabajan en áreas donde hay escasez de profesionales médicos.“La amortización de préstamos es crucial para convocar y retener proveedores en las áreas con mayor necesidad de servicios de atención médica en nuestro estado”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Me complace poder poner fondos a disposición de aquellos profesionales comprometidos a prestar sus servicios donde más se necesitan”.“Consultar periódicamente a un proveedor médico es uno de los pasos más importantes que una persona puede dar para mejorar su salud”, dijo la Secretaria de Salud, Dra. Rachel Levine. “Esta financiación nos ayuda a garantizar que quienes viven en áreas desatendidas tengan acceso a servicios médicos primarios, dentales y de la salud del comportamiento. Queremos asegurarnos de que todos los residentes de Pennsylvania tengan la posibilidad de recibir tratamiento con regularidad en un lugar que les resulte conveniente”.En este momento, el departamento cuenta con un total de $625,000 dólares en fondos estatales y federales disponibles para estas nuevas adjudicaciones, y espera que a medida que se disponga de más fondos, pueda brindar más asistencia.El programa de amortización de préstamos del estado proporciona la amortización de préstamos relativos a la educación a los profesionales médicos que brindan atención médica primaria, dental o de salud del comportamiento en áreas designadas como Áreas de escasez de profesionales de la salud (HPSA, por sus siglas en inglés), o a proveedores que atienden pacientes de bajos ingresos que representan el 30% de sus pacientes.Las HPSA son áreas designadas a nivel federal donde hay escasez de profesionales de la salud. Por ejemplo, un área con escasez de proveedores que atienden a un grupo de población específico, como las personas de bajos ingresos, se identifica como HPSA.Los profesionales de atención primaria elegibles incluyen médicos (atención primaria y psiquiatras), dentistas generales, asistentes médicos profesionales, enfermeras profesionales certificadas, enfermeras parteras certificadas, higienistas dentales, psicólogos, trabajadores sociales clínicos habilitados, consejeros profesionales habilitados y terapeutas matrimoniales y familiares.La amortización de préstamos se ofrece a los profesionales médicos aprobados a cambio de dos años de servicio en un sitio de práctica de atención primaria aprobado.Para obtener más información sobre el programa de amortización de préstamos, visite el sitio de Internet del Departamento de Salud en www.health.pa.gov o síganos en Facebook y Twitter.View this information in English. August 20, 2020 La Administración Wolf anuncia fondos para contratar y retener médicos en áreas desatendidas de Pennsylvaniacenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Laudrup to call in keeper cover

first_img Following Monday’s 1-1 draw with Hull, Laudrup confirmed Dutch international Vorm will need to have an operation on a niggling knee injury. But the Dane said no decision has yet been made as to when Vorm will go under the knife as the Swans try to find an opportune moment for the procedure, with the club in the midst of a busy run of games. With Vorm absent, Gerhard Tremmel started in goal against the Tigers with 18-year-old Slovenian Gregor Zabret on the bench. And Laudrup acknowledged Swansea may require further cover to cope whenever Vorm does undergo surgery, with an expected recovery period of four to five weeks. When asked if he would look to bring a keeper in, he said: “Let’s see. It depends when we can do it (Vorm’s surgery). “We have games, and there are times when we have very many games, and times when we have less. “But we always have games and you can’t play with one keeper. “That’s much too risky. If something happens to Gerhard then we would have to play with an 18-year-old who is not an experienced goalkeeper. “That’s not good for him or for the team.” One piece of good injury news for Laudrup was the return of Michu from a five-week stint on the sidelines. Press Association Swansea manager Michael Laudrup admits it is likely he will need to bring in an extra goalkeeper in January to provide cover when Michel Vorm undergoes knee surgery. The Spaniard played a full 90 minutes up front, but Laudrup will be more cautious with the forward when it comes to Thursday’s Europa League meeting with St Gallen and Sunday’s Premier League trip to Norwich. And the Dane will also not rush Wilfried Bony back into action as the Ivorian recovers from a hamstring problem. Of Michu, Laudrup said: “It was not the plan for him to play 90 minutes, he had been out for five weeks so the plan was to play him for 60 minutes. “But as the game went on, and with us not having anyone else who could play there, he wanted to play on, so he played the 90 minutes. “He will be tired for a couple of days so we have to think about the rest of the week as we have three games in six days and he cannot play in all three.” He added on Bony: “He is a little better, but we have to be careful because we are talking about a muscle injury. With a muscle injury, if you come back one day too early, you could have a setback and be out for four weeks. We don’t want that.” Monday’s fixture saw former Swansea striker Danny Graham net for the Tigers to end a 30-game goal drought. But his strike partner Yannick Sagbo also turned in a tireless display, and manager Steve Bruce admitted he has been surprised at how well the Ivory Coast international has adapted since his move from Evian. Bruce said: “He was terrific, he was top class. Strikers are always judged on goals and he has to put that in his locker, but his work-rate and his ability to hold the ball up is fantastic. “He can only get better, it’s difficult for any player to come to play in the Premier League but he has done really well. “You have to admit it’s a gamble when you sign someone from France as you wonder can they adapt? Can they settle down? It’s a different game. “I was there last week and it’s a very different game, but he is adapting.” last_img read more

Pochettino: No issue with Adebayor

first_img Pochettino said: “My relationship with Ade? It’s a good relationship, the only problem is I need to pick 18 players for every game. “Now I am picking (Harry) Kane or (Roberto) Soldado but the relationship is good.” Adebayor’s absence has been overshadowed by the irrepressible form of Kane, who is expected to return to the Spurs starting line-up on Sunday after he was rested for Thursday night’s 1-1 draw with Fiorentina. Tottenham face a demanding schedule in the coming weeks, with six games in 17 days including next week’s return leg in Florence and the Capital One Cup final against Chelsea. “It’s a critical period as we have a lot of finals,” Pochettino said. “Sunday is a final, Thursday is a final, next Sunday is the Cup final. “It’s true we have very tough games. We need all our energy and to be focused in every game.” Tottenham must try to juggle their cup commitments with the league, where they currently sit sixth and only three points off the top four. Adebayor is unlikely even to make the bench for Sunday’s Barclays Premier League game against West Ham, to whom the striker almost secured a January loan move before chairman Daniel Levy blocked the switch. The 30-year-old seems surplus to requirements under Pochettino given he has not played since coming off the bench in Tottenham’s 2-1 FA Cup defeat to Leicester almost a month ago. Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino insists he still has a “good relationship” with Emmanuel Adebayor, despite the striker not featuring in any of Spurs’ last five matches. West Ham’s own European ambitions have been dented of late, with last weekend’s 4-0 FA Cup humiliation at the hands of West Brom coming on the back of three league games without a win. The dip in form has prompted speculation about the future of Hammers manager Sam Allardyce, whose contract expires in the summer. “It’s difficult to put (myself) in his place. I admire Sam Allardyce, we have a very good relationship,” Pochettino said. “I am how I am, always with one-year contract or with a five-year contract – my style and my thoughts are the same but I think that to develop a project you need time. “In football it’s difficult for the clubs to give time to work because we need the positive results. If not we are in trouble.” Pochettino, who has no injury concerns, rested Kane, Ryan Mason and Mousa Dembele against Fiorentina and all three are likely to come back in against the Hammers. Meanwhile, Allardyce believes he could have got the best out of Adebayor had he been able to land the striker last month , on the final day of the January transfer window. Adebayor has played just three times for Spurs since their defeat to Stoke on November 9 and has also been the recipient of jeers from home fans during that time. “Goals,” was Allardyce’s simple reply when asked what the signing of Adebayor would have brought to West Ham. “If you see where he has gone and his initial impact at where he has been would be that he comes into a football club and scores goals on a regular basis. “There is obviously one of those players that you have to look at him and as a manager and say ‘how do I react with him and interact with him and on the basis of how well I interact is on the basis of how well he plays for us’. “So you use your management skills in terms of looking at his personality, like you do with most players and talking about wanting the best out of him while you are here, and wanting him to enjoy your football and do what you do best – play and score goals. “I never really think I have anybody signed until I know they are at the training ground at the final pieces, however long, or short the contract is. It looked a really good possibility but I was keeping my fingers and toes crossed. “If you are in the transfer window and a quality player comes your way and you think he is a quality player, some people say ‘do you need a player in that position?’ – but the bottom line is that he is a quality player. “If you can get him, for me you get him if you can afford him. That is what we tried to do. There was such a short time frame at that time it was not possible to be pulled off.” Winston Reid and James Collins will return to the West Ham squad at Tottenham. The defensive duo have been missing with hamstring problems but are both back in training – as are Diego Poyet and Cheikhou Kouyate, who is available despite suffering a minor arm injury earlier in the week. Morgan Amalfitano is suspended and Nene, who was signed earlier in the week after Andy Carroll (knee) had been ruled out for the season, will also miss out as he is not yet match fit. Press Associationlast_img read more

Another Tipp – Clare battle looms

first_imgTipperary will face Clare in the Munster Under 21 Football semi-final. The Banner comprehensively beat Waterford in last night’s quarter-final on a scoreline of 2-11 to 3 points last evening.Tipp will have home advantage for next Wednesday evening’s game – throw-in is at 7.30 in Semple Stadium.Cork earned a shot at Kerry in the other semi-final as the Rebels beat Limerick 5-8 to 2-12.last_img

ADDO JNR: Why Prince Ali is easily Africa’s man in impending FIFA elections

first_imgAfrica’s representation (54) at FIFA makes political sense, what outgoing President Sepp Blatter and aspiring presidential candidates continually are willing to sacrifice for the continent’s backing.Sepp Blatter though had shown, even as a FIFA General Secretary his passion to have the game transcend unthinkable levels in Africa, and that manifested when he was crowned FIFA President.The Confederation of African Football on a number of occasions moved their 54 votes en block in support of the Swiss during elections. Initiatives like the FIFA goal projects, countless marketing and sponsorship seminars and opening the continent up to the World with an unforgettable World Cup experience in South Africa in 2010 surely ensured his continuous stay in Africa.The race for the FIFA golden seat next month, will be no different with candidates in a tussle for the majority of votes from Africa, but the powerful indigenes will be hoping for a President in the frame of Sepp Blatter or better. And that makes Prince Ali Al Hussein a thorough favorite.The Jordanian Royal was almost unknown when he ran against Sepp Blatter for FIFA’s presidency last May. He was also only 39 –  absurdly young by FIFA standards.He lost, 133 votes to 73, but days later the ageing Sepp Blatter Later resigned as FIFA’s corruption scandals mounted.  Prince Ali’s father is Jordan’s King Hussein, direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammed. His mother, Queen Alia, came from a wealthy Palestinian merchant family. She died in a helicopter crash when Ali was one. He grew up at his father’s feet, sitting in on Hussein’s many meetingsIn 1999, during a “very difficult time” after his father’s death, Ali became president of Jordan’s Football Association at a young age of 23. And in four years, from the 150s in FIFA rankings for national teams, improved to 37th in the world.Ali ran against Blatter in May because, well, nobody else was willing to…or probably scared.The smiling Swiss inspired fear within FIFA. But why will Africa be swayed into thinking he is the best for them? Shaikh Salman al-Kalifa, a Blatter supporter, is running for president himself. Shaikh Salman al-Kalifa, was a staunch disciple of Blatter and obviously saw nothing wrong with his style of leadership that he openly supported the Swiss to win his failed final term. In one breath it could be argued that he is likely to carry on Blatter’s gestures towards Africa. But in another, he will be suscpitble to his administrative lapses . Salman’s will to fight corruption was tested, yet he failed because he was unwilling to fight the system. That clearly leaves the question: what new has he got to offer?.Prince Ali scored full marks as he single handedly faced the seeming mantra that it was “impossible to beat Blatter” – and legitimately refused to force a second round. That smacks of one who affords Africa the opportunity with continued preference and  promising leadership. Prince Ali has presented himself as the reform-minded, corruption free candidate needed to lead football’s world governing body. However, he needs to do more.Ali has to convince the African voters that he will continue to give the national federations much needed funds for the development of football on a continent where cash is hard to find. There is a need to develop grassroots football, the women’s game and general football infrastructure on the continent.  The Jordanian royal is well aware of the importance of Africa and the needs of African football and its administrators. In a recent interview, he said “…Africa is crucial for what we want to do, to develop football. [There is a need] to develop infrastructure, the stadiums, the teams. The moment has come for Africa to play a leadership role.”In the manifesto which he out-doored last week, Ali has made a host of promises; many of which are of peculiar interest to Africa. On racism, he said; “slogans and advertisements are not enough” and that stronger punishment for racist players and fans would be instituted. He has also promised to initiate programmes against the trafficking of players by providing a ‘safety net’ “to assist players who need short-term financial assistance or other support to ensure their safety and wellbeing.”Despite being the largest confederation, Africa has only five slots for the World Cup. Crucially, Prince Ali has said that he “supports an increase in the number of teams competing at the World Cup Finals and would commission a review into the expansion of qualifying slots for the World Cup Finals.”Prince Ali faces stiff competition if he is to succeed Blatter, the long-serving president who is serving a 90-day suspension from the sport.UEFA president Michel Platini, despite also being banned for 90 days, remains hopeful of taking the top job. The other candidates are Platini’s right-hand man at UEFA, Gianni Infantino, Asian football head Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa of Bahrain, Jerome Champagne, a former assistant general secretary of FIFA, and South Africa’s Tokyo Sexwale but with trajectory. Prince Ali is easily Africa’s man and deserves the continent’s mass vote.Follow Link to read Prince Ali’s full manifesto: http://www.worldsgame.com/manifestolast_img read more

Pride of India: Sunil Chhetri joins the likes of Griezmann, Suárez, Agüero and Reus…

first_imgImage Courtesy: AIFF/Twitter(@chetrisunil11)Advertisement 2o5t1jNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs825Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2rys01( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bk34zWould you ever consider trying this?😱2wwCan your students do this? 🌚1x8xtxRoller skating! Powered by Firework The face of Indian football scene all over the world, Sunil Chhetri. The Bengaluru FC and the national team captain has reached the highest one Indian can reach in the beautiful game. The 2019 Padma Shri is India’s all time leading goalscorer, and has reached the top 5 highest goalscorers in the World, going shoulder to shoulder with the likes of David Villa, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Now, the striker from Secundrabad joins Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suárez, Sergio Agüero, Romelu Lukaku and Marco Reus in the Puma family.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AIFF/Twitter(@chetrisunil11)The German sports clothing brand has signed a three year deal with the 35 year old, with his compatriots Virat Kohli, MC Mary Kom and Dutee Chand, all who were previously agreed contracts with the multinational company.The striker announced the news on his official Twitter handle @chetrisunil11, along with a promotional video by the company. Check it out below-Advertisement Speaking to reporters, Chhetri said: “I am excited to join the PUMA family. Over the years, I have closely witnessed and experienced the brand’s football heritage. Now signing with them as a PUMA player is a very natural progression for me.”Puma had already partnered with Bengaluru Football Club in 2014, and this new deal with their skipper is a leap forward to the brand’s dedication for the growth of sports and athletes in the country.“We share a common goal to accelerate the growth of football in the country. I appreciate their commitment to the sporting ecosystem and look forward in creating a new chapter for Indian football,” he added.The managing director of Puma India, Abhishek Ganguly had no bargain in hailing Chhetri.“Sunil Chhetri is synonymous with football. A living legend and an inspiration for the youth, he has made a huge impact to grow the sport and its following in India. His passion is very much in line with PUMA’s vision. Together, we are invested in growing the culture of football, inspiring and achieving new levels in the game,” he told reporters.A record six times All India Football Federation Player of the Year, Chhetri has made 115 appearances for the national team, highest in the country.Football: Sunil Chettri feels the current Indian football team will not be too dependent on himRead all about the enchanting love story between Sunil Chhetri and his coach’s daughter! Advertisementlast_img read more

SUMMERTIME OAKS QUOTES-SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESFLAVIEN PRAT, MY MAJESTIC ROSE, WINNER:  “We had a good trip.  She relaxed very well and she was going real easy up the backside.  At the three eighths, I asked her and she was right there for me.  When she made the lead, she waited on that other filly a bit, but then she got back to business.”DRAYDEN VAN DYKE, SNEAKING OUT, SECOND:  “She ran absolutely huge.  It’s a shame she got pointless pressure.”TRAINER QUOTESRODOLPHE BRISSET, MY MAJESTIC ROSE, WINNER: “The way she hit the front today is one of the reasons we decided to put the blinkers on. She can lose focus pretty quick. The first time she ran, she ran a beautiful race without them. When I stretched her out to a mile and a sixteenth at the Fairgrounds, it was the worst race ever. She acted like she’s never been on a racetrack before. So she really seemed to need them and as soon as we added them, she’s changed.“It wasn’t really a gamble to bring her out here, not to me. It was a small field and at the end of the day if we ran third, it’s still black type. So it was more difficult to find a way here than it was to make the decision. Thankfully Tex Sutton helped us, we put her on a plane and she got out here to train.“At the end of the day, if you look at it just from a breeder standpoint it was always a good choice and we thought it had a lot of value to come.”OWNER QUOTESJUDY HICKS, MY MAJESTIC ROSE, WINNER: “Rest her Grandmother (Shining Victory) who was a great race horse, her Mother (Victory On Tap) was okay and now it’s all in the family so we are going to continue on.NOTES: Rodolphe Brisset is a former assistant trainer to Bill Mott and now out on his own. This is his first runner and winner here at SA under his own name.Judy Hicks’ My Majestic Rose and jockey Flavien Prat win the Grade II $200,000 Summertime Oak Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.© BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more