College of St Joseph receives energy grant for $122,000

first_imgSource: Communications Coordinator at the College of St Joseph 6.29.2010 College of St Joseph in Rutland, VT, has received a grant of $122,749 from the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund for upgrades to the college’s residence halls, specifically to install Sto Exterior insulation in the college’s two dorm buildings. The funds from this grant come from monies received by Vermont from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and are distributed by CEDF.The college will combine the CEDF grant with funding formerly received from the Department of Energy through the work of Congressman Peter Welch to rehabilitate the exteriors of both Roncalli and Medaille residence halls. Both halls will have four inches of foam insulation and a stucco surface applied to their exteriors that will address several major issues, including energy efficiency and the need for ongoing exterior maintenance. By the end of the summer, the construction in both halls should be complete.In addition to this major overhaul of the exteriors of both buildings, all of the carpeting in both halls will be removed and replaced with laminate flooring. The college’s maintenance crew will also be doing some rehab work in the bathrooms in each suite.When residents return in the fall, they will find two very different housing facilities. The halls will have a new look outside and in, more stable interior temperature, limited to no interior moisture problems, and brighter and cleaner interiors.last_img read more

Van Gaal gives youth a chance

first_img Press Association Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Jonny Evans will hope to stake their claims to be first-choice centre-backs following the departures of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic. Spanish midfielder Herrera, who joined United from Athletic Bilbao last month, is looking forward to the tour. He told MUTV: “It will be a new experience for me because it will be my first time outside Europe. All the people have told me there is a lot of United fans in America and I can’t wait to play in front of them. “I am very happy and really enjoying being at the club and in the city. The first couple of weeks here have been great. “Training has been good, similar to at Bilbao in that we train a lot with the ball. The coaches want us to have the ball and keep possession, which is great for the players.” United later announced that Anderson’s absence from the tour was due to a calf injury sustained in training. The Brazilian joined United in 2007 but has been an increasingly fringe figure at Old Trafford and spent the second half of last season on loan at Fiorentina. United had announced earlier this month that stars like Wayne Rooney, David De Gea and Juan Mata would travel to the US along with new signings Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera. Robin van Persie, Javier Hernandez, Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj are still on holiday after the World Cup. Michael Carrick is a notable absentee after undergoing ankle surgery on Thursday morning that could rule him out for the first two months of the season. In his first press conference later in the day, Van Gaal said he would spend the next three or four weeks assessing the players he has at his disposal before deciding on potential new signings and departures. United will play their first match of the tour against the Los Angeles Galaxy next Thursday before taking on Roma, Inter Milan and Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup. If they make the final, they will play a fifth match in Miami on August 4. The tour will be a big chance for the likes of Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher, Ashley Young, Shinji Kagawa and Nani to prove they deserve a future at Old Trafford. The fate of Anderson and Bebe already appears to be sealed, though, after they were left out along with left-back Patrice Evra, who is expected to join Juventus. Louis van Gaal has given a number of young and fringe players the chance to prove themselves in his first Manchester United squad. Twenty-five players accompanied the new boss on Friday’s flight to the USA for their pre-season tour. Youth-team products Sam Johnstone, Tyler Blackett, Michael Keane, Reece James, Jesse Lingard and Will Keane all made the cut, but there was no room for James Wilson and Tom Lawrence, who made their first-team debuts at the end of last season, or Nick Powell. last_img read more

Barca Sack Valdes after Three Months In Charge

first_imgReportedly, the pair – who played together at the Nou Camp from 2002 until 2004 – have fallen out over a number of issues but the most significant is Valdes’ reluctance to adapt his formation to a rigid 4-4-2.Valdes was also unhappy with Kluivert and the club’s decision makers over being unable to use the Estadi Johan Cruyff as the Under-19s ground because the B team and women’s team play there.Since leaving the club as a player in 2014, Valdes’ career has taken on a rapid decline.After two failed years at Manchester United and a brief loan spell at Belgian side Standard Liege, the Spanish World Cup winner retired after playing for Middlesbrough three years ago.He was rumoured to be in line to take charge of the first team at Barca given Ernesto Valverde’s seemingly precarious position.But his stock with the club’s hierarchy has dropped immeasurably, with Kluivert in particular clashing with his former team-mate.Valdes’ Under 19s had won four of five league matches this season but lost both of their UEFA Youth League games – against Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Victor Valdes has sensationally been sacked as Barcelona Under-19s coach after a fall-out with former team-mate Patrick Kluivert.The 37-year-old, who made over 500 appearances for the club, stepped up to youth team coach in July – during the same period Kluivert took over as head of La Masia academy – but the relationship between the pair has soured to such an extent that Valdes has been booted out.A Barca statement read: ‘FC Barcelona have informed Víctor Valdés on Monday that he is no longer U19A coach and no longer employed by the Club. Franc Artiga, up till now coach of the U19B and part of the youth set up at La Masia since 2010, will take over as coach of the U19A.’last_img read more

Evan Longoria’s 3-run double hands Dodgers a loss

first_imgThe go-ahead rally started in an unlikely place – with Joc Pederson facing a left-handed pitcher. He led off the sixth with a single off Tony Watson – Pederson’s second hit in 13 at-bats against lefties this year. After Corey Seager flew out, Pederson went to third on Justin Turner’s single.That brought up Bellinger against Watson and he quickly fell behind 0-and-2 before slapping a changeup below the strike zone into right field for the go-ahead run. Muncy followed with an RBI double – the fourth hit off Watson in the inning, three by left-handed batters.Reyes Moronta walked Bellinger and Muncy back-to-back with two outs in the eighth.Discretion was rewarded when Kiké Hernandez flew out to deep center field, the Dodgers’ last scoring threat dying in the damp, night air. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “The guys put 8½ innings of really good baseball together except when I was on the field,” said Ross Stripling, who retired just one of four batters he faced in his first relief appearance since being bumped from the starting rotation. “Frustrating for the first one to go that way and to feel that way. Obviously, everything gets magnified out of the bullpen and then you’ve got the rivalry, all that stuff. Just a tough first one. Hopefully, it can only go up from here.”The first one did not go well.The Dodgers handed a 2-0 lead to Stripling in the bottom of the seventh. But the Giants loaded the bases on a one-out single by Joe Panik, a double by Yangervis Solarte and a walk of Brandon Belt.“Two good pieces of hitting on my curveball, so they beat my best pitch,” Stripling said.“Floro probably gets Longoria out eight out of 10 times there, nine out of 10 times. That just wasn’t meant to be.” PreviousGiants relief pitcher Will Smith celebrates after the final out of their 3-2 comeback victory over the Dodgers on Monday night in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Dodgers manager Dave Roberts center arrives on the mound to remove relief pitcher Ross Stripling, right, from the game during the seventh inning of Monday’s game in San Francisco. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda works against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, April 29, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 29: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Oracle Park on April 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija works against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, April 29, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner, left, tags out San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Crawford (35) at third base in the second inning of a baseball game Monday, April 29, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 29: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Oracle Park on April 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija works against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, April 29, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 29: Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants forces out Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the top of the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Oracle Park on April 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 29: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an RBI double scoring Justin Turner #10 against the San Francisco Giants in the top of the six inning of a Major League Baseball game at Oracle Park on April 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an RBI single, scoring Joc Pederson against the San Francisco Giants in the top of the sixth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Oracle Park on April 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 29: Tony Watson #56 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the top of the sixth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Oracle Park on April 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Max Muncy runs to first base after hitting an RBI double off of Giants relief pitcher Tony Watson during the sixth inning of Monday’s game in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 29: Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by Enrique Hernandez #14 after Turner scored against the San Francisco Giants in the top of the sixth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Oracle Park on April 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 29: Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by bench coach Bob Geren #8 (L) and Clayton Kershaw #22 (R) after Turner scored against the San Francisco Giants in the top of the six inning of a Major League Baseball game at Oracle Park on April 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 29: Manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants takes pitcher Tony Watson #56 out of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the top of the six inning at Oracle Park on April 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)San Francisco Giants’ Evan Longoria connects for a three-run double off Los Angeles Dodgers’ Dylan Floro in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 29, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Belt, left, scores past Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes (15) in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 29, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)San Francisco Giants’ Joe Panik, right, celebrates with Yangervis Solarte (26) after both scored against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 29, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Giants relief pitcher Will Smith celebrates after the final out of their 3-2 comeback victory over the Dodgers on Monday night in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Dodgers manager Dave Roberts center arrives on the mound to remove relief pitcher Ross Stripling, right, from the game during the seventh inning of Monday’s game in San Francisco. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 19Dodgers manager Dave Roberts center arrives on the mound to remove relief pitcher Ross Stripling, right, from the game during the seventh inning of Monday’s game in San Francisco. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)ExpandSAN FRANCISCO — The stadium was not filled. The first “Beat L.A.” chant wasn’t heard until the home fans saw that as an actual possibility more than fervent desire.Time and a fallow farm system have de-clawed the San Francisco Giants with a rebuilding phase of indeterminate length stretching in front of them before they can be more than an occasional thorn in the Dodgers’ side.But Monday night was one of those occasions. Evan Longoria’s three-run double in the seventh inning overturned a two-run Dodgers lead and hung a 3-2 loss on them instead.The Giants went 1 for 12 with runners in scoring position Monday. The one hit decided the game. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dylan Floro came into a situation fraught with peril, facing Buster Posey with the bases loaded and got Posey to flail at a slider, striking him out.But Floro fell behind Longoria and left a 2-and-1 sinker up over the inside part of the strike zone. Longoria sent it into the left-field corner to empty the bases.“At that point in time, we need a punchout. Posey is a guy who’s tough to punch,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “I really liked Floro right there against him and he punched him in a big at-bat. I liked him against Longoria as well. He got behind 2-0 and tried to make a pitch 2-1 and didn’t execute it.”The Giants’ rally upstaged another MVP performance by Cody Bellinger, who threw a runner out from right field, his fourth outfield assist of the season (tops among National League outfielders), and broke up a scoreless tie with an RBI single in the sixth inning.Bellinger has set the record for most RBIs before May 1 in major-league history (and already tied the record for most home runs).The outfield assist in the second inning helped Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda get through five scoreless innings despite being less than dominant.The Giants outhit the Dodgers 6-2 in the first five innings and had eight baserunners. But they went 0 for 4 with runners in scoring position against Maeda, hit into one double play and ran into another out when Brandon Crawford tried to go first to third on a single to Bellinger.Maeda’s closest dance with danger came in the fifth inning when he gave up a one-out single to pinch-hitter Tyler Austin and walked Joe Panik on four pitches. But Max Muncy laid out to catch Yangervis Solarte’s hard line drive and Maeda struck out Brandon Belt.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more