FEMA, state of Vermont to hold info sessions Monday

first_imgThe Federal Emergency Management Agency has so far obligated more than $133 million to repair eligible storm-impacted roads, bridges, culverts and other elements of Vermont’s infrastructure; the Public Assistance process continues. In their ongoing partnership, FEMA and the State of Vermont announce a series of meetings to update individual applicants from local governments and some private non-profit organizations. The meetings, the first of which is scheduled to be held on Monday, August 6, are intended to update Public Assistance applicants in Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Lemoille, Orange, Rutland, Washington, Windham and Windsor counties. “These meetings will serve to underscore FEMA’s commitment to working with the State of Vermont to ensure that all applicants for Public Assistance receive the maximum amount of funding for which they are eligible,” said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Nick Russo.  The meetings are intended to provide a common understanding as to the way ahead, including changes of scope, time extensions and appeals. Applicants will be briefed on the close out process, relevant terminology and other topics related to exit interviews. “It is the intent of the state to support FEMA’s effort to ensure Public Assistance applicants are aware of the status of project worksheets and have a common understanding as to the road ahead,” said State Coordinating Officer Ross Nagy. FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.Follow FEMA online at twitter.com/fema, www.facebook.com/fema(link is external), and www.youtube.com/fema(link is external).last_img read more

5 US athletes with Caribbean roots

first_imgIt’s almost that time of the year – Basketball season! With the NBA season about to start, trades finalized, and with players reporting to training camp and the season opener set, the National Weekly looks at a few of the NBA players with Caribbean heritage.Roy HibbertBorn in Queens, NYC, to a Jamaican father and a Trinidadian mother,  Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert has chosen to represent Jamaica in international basketball competition. Sanya Richards-RossThis U.S. Olympian was born in Jamaica and started running at the age of 7. She holds five Olympic gold medals including gold in the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 400 metres and also as part of the 4×400 meters relay at the 2004 Games, the 2008 Games, and the 2012 games.Carmelo AnthonyThough his Puerto Rican father, Carmelo Anthony Sr., died when he was only two, Carmelo Jr. has reconnected with his roots in recent years, contributing to community rebuilding projects in the island.Tim Duncan5 time NBA champion Tim Duncan was born and raised in Christiansted, a town in Saint Croix, one of the main islands composing the US Virgin Islands. Duncan has been honored with the Virgin Islands Medal of Honor, the highest award bestowed by the Virgin Islands territorial government, and has been celebrated in several “Tim Duncan Day” ceremonies.Al Harfordlast_img read more

Antigua & Barbuda retain World Council of Domino Federation Championship title

first_imgANTIGUA and Barbuda retained their World Council of Domino Federation Championship title, when the curtain came down on the 18th edition of the biennial tournament last evening at the Carifesta Sports Complex. Barbados copped second place overall, while St Lucia were third. Antigua’s Joan Davis won the ‘Queen Domino’, while Joseph McCarthy of Anguilla won the male equivalent.Barbados Male Pairs winners Charles Proverbs and Decourtney EstwickThe Antiguans also won the Mixed Pairs (Jason kings and Elizabeth Mathews) and Barbados took home both the Male Pairs (Charles Proverbs and Decourtney Estwick) and Female Pairs (Winifred Harbin-Jones and Sharon Lynch), as well as the being named the four-hand champions.Antigua and Barbuda won the male three-hand and the USA won in the female category.Guyana Oil Company, Demerara Distillers Ltd under their El Dorado brand and Ministry of Social Cohesion Department of Culture, Youth and Sport are the tournament sponsors.last_img read more

Apartment in Bundoran for mother would have been top of lotto winner’s list

first_imgThe sister of €130 million lotto winner Frances Connolly says her wealthy sibling would have loved to buy her late mum a holiday home in Bundoran.Ann Floyd said she hasn’t asked for a penny of her sister’s new-found wealth but is delighted for Frances.Ann, who lives in Spamount on the border between Tyrone and Donegal said her sister may have got her luck from her mum. She revealed “Mummy loved going on holidays to Bundoran in Donegal, and to play the slot machines.“She got a great thrill of seeing is she would win.“I think if she had been here now, Frances would have to get her an apartment down by the sea and keep supplying the coins for Mammy – and she would too, that’s the kind of person Frances is.“Frances is so generous and has always been. If Frances only had a tenner and you said you needed a fiver, she’d give it to you and do without it herself. That’s the kind of woman she is.” Ann and her hubby Patrick say they have made out a list of 50 people whim they will give some money to after their huge windfall last week.Apartment in Bundoran for mother would have been top of lotto winner’s list was last modified: January 11th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:apartmentbundorandonegallottomillionairesTyronelast_img read more

Stover man drowns at Lake of the Ozarks

first_imgThe only death over the weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks happened late Sunday night.The Highway Patrol says David Crouse swam after a boat that drifted away at the 56 mile marker on the Osage Arm of the lake and drowned at about 9:30 p.m.The Stover man was 57 years old.Troopers worked 376 traffic crashes statewide during the Fourth of July holiday counting period, which ran from the evening of July 3 through July 7. There were 139 injuries and nine fatalities on the roads. It appears no one died in boating accidents, but there were three drownings.(This story was last updated at 10:49 a.m. Monday.)last_img read more

Meizu MX 4 Ubuntu Edition with 20.7MP rear camera launched

first_imgChinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu has announced that the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu edition is now officially up for sale. The announcement applies to only the Chinese market for now.  This will be the second such smartphone by the company which runs on Ubuntu. The smartphone has been priced at 1799 Yuan (roughly Rs 18,455). It will be available in the colours white or gold and can be purchased from Meizu’s official website. With this move, Meizu will be hoping to cement a user base of Ubuntu smartphones in China. The device comes with Ubuntu Touch OS and will sport identical specifications as the Android version of the device which was launched last year. The smartphone sports a 5.3-inch 1920 x 1152 pixels IPS display and is powered by a 2.1 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6595 processor. It also boasts of a 20.7MP rear camera along with a 2MP front facing camera.last_img read more

2013 NYC Memo and Draft Draw

first_imgPlease find enclosed the draft draw for the 2013 X-Blades National Youth Championships to be held at Stockland Park, Caloundra from Wednesday, 11 September until Saturday, 14 September. A NYC Memo and draft draw structure is also attached. There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2013 X-Blades National Youth Championships (NYC). Websiteswww.nyc.mytouchfooty.comwww.austouch.com.au Social MediaFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #nyc2013)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus Related Filesdraft_draw__external__v1-pdfdraft_draw_structure_and_format__updated_-pdfnyc_memo_-_23-8-2013-pdfRelated LinksNYC Draft Drawlast_img read more

10 months agoSporting CP striker Dost a surprise January target for Real Madrid

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sporting CP striker Dost a surprise January target for Real Madridby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSporting CP striker Bas Dost is a surprise January target for Real Madrid.The Dutchman is under consideration at Real as they seek a centre-forward signing for next month.AS says also on Real’s shortlist are Mauro Icardi (Internazionale), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig), Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur) and Krzysztof Piatek (Genoa).The likes of Dost and Llorente would arrive in Madrid as cover for Karim Benzema.Dost seemed ready to leave Sporting in the summer after hooligans had attacked some players, but chose to stay. “I have not finished here yet. I just want to look ahead now I signed here two years ago and started to love this club. It has been a difficult time, but the feeling that I have dominated my thoughts here,” he said. last_img read more

Clemson Fans Reportedly Do Cadence Count Leaving Stadium Despite Loss

first_imgClemson fans line the streets after Orange Bowl.Clemson FansClemson didn’t win the national title on Monday night, but the Tigers still proved themselves worthy, pushing Alabama to the brink in a 45-40 loss. Clemson fans in attendance at the game, despite the loss, appear to have recognized that fact.According to a number of fans at the contest, Clemson supporters did the program’s “cadence count” as they left the stadium. Pretty cool.Doing the cadence count on the way out of the #NationalChampionship is what the #ClemsonFamily is all about. C u in Tampa next year! #ALLIN— Murphy Andrews (@murphy_and) January 12, 2016Clemson fans doing the cadence count walking out. Love that passion !— Clemson Tom (@ClemsonTom) January 12, 2016The cadence count from the crowd put me over. The tears are coming but I am so incredibly proud of this team. #ClemsonFamily #AllIn— Callie Hahn (@CallieHahndro) January 12, 2016This will be tough for Clemson fans to swallow, but there’s no doubt that the program is in good shape. Dabo Swinney will have the Tigers back in the title game sooner rather than later.last_img read more

JMEA Looking to Boost Agro-Processing Exports

first_imgThe Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (JMEA) is targeting the agro-processing subsector as part of measures to boost the country’s exports and enhance gross domestic product (GDP) growth.Executive Director of the entity, Imega Breese McNab, said that players in the agro-processing industry represent the largest cohort of the JMEA membership, “so we see this as a huge potential where we need to improve the linkages between agriculture and the manufacturing sectors, so that we can have higher value-added growth in Jamaica”.“We… need to improve our exports from Jamaica, and this [agro-processing] is one of the subsectors that can do that,” she added.She cited opportunity to tap into the Haitian market, which imports approximately US$2 billion worth of goods and is one of Jamaica’s closest neighbours.Mrs. Breese McNab was speaking at a forum on ‘Business and Trading Opportunities for the Regional Agri-Food Private Sector’ hosted by the JMEA, at its offices in downtown Kingston on Wednesday (January 23).Representatives from various Caribbean territories were in attendance, networking and sharing their experiences, challenges, and suggestions in boosting regional trade.The session included presentations on the topics ‘Targeting the European Union Market via the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)’; ‘Revisiting the CARICOM Market, Hurdling the Barriers’; ‘Proposals for the Removal of Non-Tariff Barriers’; and ‘Strategies for Improving Transportation and Logistics’.Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) representative from St. Lucia, Allister Glean, said he was pleased to participate in the event and to discuss the issues that impede regional trade.Mr. Glean commended the work of the JMEA in Jamaica, and committed to help foster linkages among Caribbean territories to boost opportunities for trade.last_img read more