Efficiency Vermont provides Vermont Foodbank with 15,000 CFL bulbs

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first_img### Efficiency Vermont is providing 15,000 60-, 75- and 100-watt equivalent compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs to the Vermont Foodbank, the state’s largest hunger-relief organization. The bulbs will be distributed to needy Vermonters through the Foodbank’s network of 270 sites located in all 14 counties of the state.The CFL distribution program kicks off during Hunger Action Month, a nationwide effort in September to motivate local action to end hunger.  In Vermont, the number of families seeking assistance from the Vermont Foodbank has risen 35-40 percent in the last 10 months.“We’re thrilled to support the Vermont Foodbank in its efforts to fight hunger in Vermont,” said Michael Russom, efficient products manager at Efficiency Vermont.  “For every CFL that’s used, needy Vermonters will save money on their energy bills, which gives them more money to buy the food they need.”Switching just six bulbs from incandescent to CFLs can save up to $250, and ENERGY STAR®-qualified CFLs use up to 75 percent less energy and can last 6-10 times longer than incandescent bulbs.  When any Vermonter saves energy, utilities generally need to buy less energy, so everyone’s electric bills are lower than they would be without energy-efficient practices.“September is Hunger Action Month, and we’re excited to work with Efficiency Vermont to empower our clients,” said John Sayles, CEO of the Vermont Foodbank.  “This partnership reduces energy usage and increases the funds available for purchasing food, moving us a step closer to eradicating hunger in our state.”The CFL bulbs, manufactured by Greenlite Corporation of Irvine, CA, are available through the Vermont Foodbank’s network of 270 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, senior centers and after-school programs.The 15,000-CFL distribution project is the latest collaboration between Efficiency Vermont and the Vermont Foodbank.  The partnership extends to energy efficiency projects at Foodbank facilities around the state.At its new southern Vermont warehouse in Brattleboro, the Vermont Foodbank is adding new refrigeration systems that include advanced Freeaire® technology.  This new system utilizes temperature sensors linked to a fan controller to bring in fresh – and free – cold air when the outside temperature is below the necessary cooler temperature.Efficiency Vermont also has completed energy-saving projects with the Vermont Foodbank at its facilities in Barre and Wolcott, helping to make the business more energy efficient.“Every reduction in the Vermont Foodbank’s operating costs achieved through energy efficiency means that the Vermont Foodbank has more resources to do even more to support the neediest in communities around the state,” said Sheryl Graves, project manager at Efficiency Vermont.Efficiency Vermont was created by the Vermont Legislature and the Vermont Public Service Board to help all Vermonters reduce energy costs, strengthen the economy, and protect Vermont’s environment. Efficiency Vermont is currently operated by Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), an independent organization under contract to the Vermont Public Service Board. VEIC is a Vermont-based nonprofit organization founded in 1986. For more information, contact Efficiency Vermont at 888-921-5990 or visit www.efficiencyvermont.com(link is external).Source: Efficiency Vermont. Burlington, VT; September 24, 2009 –last_img read more

Kjell A. Nordström: Tourism has been hit hard and it will take years to recover. We will travel like cats

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first_imgTourism is affected, severely affected, he adds, and Bali stands out as one example. Namely, according to Nordström, it took Balj many years to recover from the terrorist attack, even though it was only one case and one bomb. Te concludes that the coronavirus is a global bomb. Kjell A. Nordström he is one of the world’s most influential authors and lecturers in the fields of business, economics and the future of business, as well as the author of Soviet bestsellers such as Funky business and Karaoke Capitalism. Nordström points out that in this precarious situation, people will save money and will certainly not start spending immediately. When there is insecurity, both business and health, people will spend less and save money. Rational thinking. Source: 24sata / Photo: Kjell A. Nordström FB / Web Also, Nordström posed two interesting hypotheses. The first is that we will travel like cats do, ie regionally, not far from the radius of our home, and that European tourism will be more based than Americans, ie Europeans will travel more and explore their continent, ie Europe. Every crisis is also an opportunity. Maybe this is finally an opportunity to reset our tourism dependent only on the basic rent and the brand of sun and sea, and to finally combine agricultural production with tourism, as we should have long ago and as the only logical thing. That is the meaning of tourism, that we have added value. and not that tourism is an end in itself. RELATED NEWS: TRAVEL LOCALLY AND DOMESTIC GUESTS WILL BE THE MAIN FOCUS ON THE DAY AFTER THE CORONAVIRUS. BE READY Nordström: Koronaivurs is a global bomb However, the motive for this article is the impact of the coronavirus on the tourism sector, about which Nordström devoted about 10 minutes. When asked which branch will be most affected by this situation, especially in the long run, Nordström points out the tourism sector as the first branch. “We will travel, but more in a regional circle, not far from our home. More like cats move. Kittens make small circles around their house, “traveling” but close to their house, within their set boundaries. So this is about regionalization, ie travel to other countries that are close or in a closer radius. But cats are still curious, but far from their territorial radius of movement. So we will continue to travel, but I say, more through regionalization. We will certainly not travel all over the world and travel by plane for 5 or more hours. First and foremost, ticket prices will be much higher, the risk will be high and we will not travel to other continents. On the other hand, Americans travel a lot and explore their Country. They travel from east to west, go to the sea and ski in America so most Americans travel within their state. This is evidenced by the fact that only 25% of Americans have a passport at all. So in Europe we will behave more like Americans – exploring Europe“Concludes Nordström “The first reason is that many airlines, especially low-cost airlines, will simply fail. The low-budget flights we learned about are unlikely to be in the same ratio anymore. States will certainly save some of the big airlines, but they will only save “flag carriers,” that is, those that are state-owned, not certainly low-budget airlines like EasyJet. Also, airline ticket prices will definitely rise. Another reason is risk perception. We already have a high perception of the risk of terrorism, in some destinations. As an example, a family with small children will certainly not travel to Cairo for the weekend. Also, for the next few years, people will certainly not travel en masse to China”Nordström points out. It will take a very, very long time to start traveling freely as before, as well as with the same intensity, Nordström pointed out right at the start and gave two main reasons. As advice, he pointed out that in this situation we must reduce financial risk, and that currently we can not achieve much from planning because the whole situation is uncertain and no one knows how it will develop further because the situation changes from day to day. But Nordström advises that companies must experiment now, as scientists often do. They test and see how things work. So the business sector needs to start experimenting, not planning. He also stated that business, as well as tourism, will certainly change and that there will be a long recovery. Ecology and sustainability are becoming imperative. As we are a road destination we can certainly see our opportunity here. While, say, Spain, and especially Turkey and Greece, are heavily dependent on air traffic, we know that air traffic will stabilize much more slowly. As in regionalization, as Nordström points out, and the trend of traveling around Europe. Certainly we should see our opportunity in active vacation, ecology, clean air and drinking water, home-made food, and it is definitely necessary to position our tourist product in that direction. I definitely recommend you watch the full video interview with Kjell A. Nordstrom about the future of the economy after the pandemic, take a look HERE In a video interview with Kjell A. Nordström conducted by Boris Trupčević, CEO of 24sata, the main topic was how the coronavirus will affect the entire economy, and Nordström set some extremely interesting hypotheses and thoughts. last_img read more

Kershaw wins third straight, Dodgers beat Giants in Game 1

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first_imgLast Updated: 28th August, 2020 06:38 IST Kershaw Wins Third Straight, Dodgers Beat Giants In Game 1 Clayton Kershaw struck out four and didn’t walk a batter over six scoreless innings Thursday, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers past the San Francisco Giants 7-0 a day after he spoke out in support of his Black teammates as the clubs decided not to play in protest of racial injustice Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US Clayton Kershaw struck out four and didn’t walk a batter over six scoreless innings Thursday, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers past the San Francisco Giants 7-0 a day after he spoke out in support of his Black teammates as the clubs decided not to play in protest of racial injustice.“For guys to stand together and not play a major league baseball game is a big deal,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said before Thursday’s first game of two seven-inning contests in a doubleheader.AJ Pollock hit a two-run homer and Dodgers star Mookie Betts reached 1,000 hits in his 824th game with his sixth-inning single. The souvenir ball was quickly retrieved, authenticated and put in a protective box.And Betts nearly didn’t play again.He initially planned to sit out Thursday after speaking to Roberts late Wednesday, then changed his stance.Roberts said the Dodgers stayed together in deciding how to proceed Thursday.“Regardless of the doubleheader he wasn’t going to play, felt that he wanted to continue to stand firm on his position, which I absolutely respect and support” Roberts said. “But in talking to him this morning … talking to the Players Alliance and Black players around the league, they just came to the consensus that they could use their platform more by playing today, playing both games. And also the fact that there’s a lot of white teammates that stood beside them in not playing, acknowledging that and to continue to stay unified and play and to stay in lockstep with their teammates was very important.”Kershaw (4-1) won his third straight start and avenge a loss to the Giants on Aug. 8. Josh Sborz completed the four-hit shutout.Kershaw’s delivery a night earlier was equally impressive.“As a white player on this team is how do we show support? What’s something tangible that we can do to help our black brothers on this team?” Kershaw said in support of Betts not playing Wednesday. “Once Mookie said that he wasn’t going to play that really started our conversation as a team of what we could do to support that.”He said he went to bed Wednesday expecting Los Angeles to play the doubleheader as planned.“Mookie’s handled this really well. We’re kind of following his lead as far as trying to support him the best we can,” Kershaw said. “It’s been a difficult time. It’s been a tough time for him personally, the Black community in general. Just trying to find different ways, what that looks like. It’s new territory for us. We’re trying to figure that out as well. The decision to play today, potentially continue to use our platform to speak out on things that shouldn’t be happening and support Mookie in that and support the other Black baseball players, the whole Black community, I think is important.”Austin Barnes doubled in two runs to highlight the Dodgers’ four-run fourth, when they also got RBI singles from Joc Pederson and Corey Seager.NL-best Los Angeles (23-9) snapped San Francisco’s seven-game winning streak after the Giants’ pulled off a 10-8 walkoff victory in the series opener Tuesday.Giants starter Logan Webb (2-3) was done after 3 2/3 innings, tagged for five runs on four hits.TRAINER’S ROOMDodgers: RHP Walker Buehler (1-0, 4.32 ERA) was placed on the injured list with a blister on his pitching hand. He had been set to start the original game Thursday night. “This is the first time Walker’s dealt with a blister,” Roberts said. “He was very disappointed.” Buehler had his best outing of the shortened season last Friday. A 2019 All-Star, the 26-year-old right-hander allowed one run and struck out 11 in six innings of a win against Colorado. The blister developed late in Buehler’s last start and didn’t heal as quickly as hoped. “It just didn’t make sense for us (to push it), so that’s kind of the thought behind it,” Roberts said.ROSTER MOVESDodgers: Recalled RHP Mitch White, who joined the active roster for the second time this season after making the 40-man roster in November. He didn’t make an appearance in his last stint and his next game will mark his major league debut.Giants: Added OF Luis Basabe to the roster as the 29th man for the second game.UP NEXTRoberts didn’t know his starter for the second game waiting to see how the opener went, while RHP Kevin Gausman (1-1, 4.65) was set for the Giants after he had been the scheduled pitcher in the postponed contest Wednesday.Image credits: AP LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img COMMENT WATCH US LIVE First Published: 28th August, 2020 06:38 IST Written Bylast_img read more