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

Vermont State Dental Society Diabetes Education Program receives $10,000 grant

first_imgThe Vermont State Dental Society (VSDS) received a $10,000 grant from the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation to continue its Diabetes and Oral Health Program (DOHP) that was piloted in 2008. In a collaborative effort between the VSDS, the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation, and the Vermont Department of Health, the program offers on-site courses on the connections between diabetes and oral health to dental professionals. Since the inception of the program, two dental educators, Dr. Nevin Zablotsky and Dr. Gerald Theberge, have presented the DOHP curriculum to 32 dental practices over the state, reaching 277 dental office personnel.Peter Taylor, Executive Director of the Vermont State Dental Society, said, ‘The mission of the Diabetes and Oral Health Program is to ensure that practicing dental personnel have access to the latest information on diabetes and ways to identify and refer their patients to diabetes educational and treatment services. Ongoing financial support by the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation has been critical to the program’s success.’Since 1995, the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation has awarded grants to oral health programs in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont to help address oral health access issues. Based in Concord, New Hampshire, with a sales office in Burlington, Northeast Delta Dental offers dental insurance programs for organizations of all sizes and people with no access to employer-sponsored dental benefits. Source: VSDS. 10.20.2010last_img read more

Houssem Aouar agrees to join Arsenal as Gunners lodge official bid

first_imgArteta wants Aouar (Picture: Getty Images)Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is renowned for his tough negotiation skills so there still remains work for Arsenal chiefs to do before the window closes on October 5.Aulas is keen to keep Aouar at the club and he suggested that Arsenal do not have the funds to complete a deal.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Financially, Arsenal is like everyone else,’ said the Lyon president in an interview with the daily Le Progrès . ‘Houssem Aouar can say to himself that the best thing would be to stay with us.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Aouar is a wanted man (Picture: AMA/Getty)Arsenal have stepped up their chase for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar after lodging an official bid for the Frenchman, who has reportedly agreed to join them.The Gunners have made the central midfielder one of their top summer transfer targets and are hopeful of securing the signing of one of the most impressive players in the Champions League last season.Aouar was part of the Lyon side that dumped Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City out of Europe’s most elite competition in the summer and Lyon, who are financially stretched amid the coronavirus pandemic, are ready to cash in on him. AdvertisementAdvertisementSo far, no club has matched their £54million valuation of the France international but Arsenal are testing Lyon’s resolve with a £32m bid. ADVERTISEMENTAccording to Telefoot Chaine, Aouar has agreed a deal in principle to a move to the Emirates after there were no offers placed on the table from the likes of Juventus and Barcelona.And RMC Sport claim that the Gunners are now locked in talks with Lyon in a bid to push the transfer over the line. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 25 Sep 2020 8:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link11.9kShares Advertisement Comment Houssem Aouar agrees to join Arsenal as Gunners lodge official bid Advertisementlast_img read more

Pilot scheme takes KLM to court for terminating ‘unaffordable’ contract

first_imgThe €8.2bn pension fund for KLM pilots has announced that it plans to take the Dutch airline to court over KLM’s decision to end its agreement to plug funding gaps at the scheme in order to provide indexation.In a statement posted on its website, it added that it would call on the court to overturn the company’s controversial decision.In the scheme’s opinion, the employer has acted unilaterally, “taking away a proper balance between the interests of all players involved”.The Pensioenfonds Vliegend Personeel KLM referred to the agreement between KLM and pilot union VNV two years ago about a change in the way contributions are determined. “As a consequence of this agreement,” the board said, “the premiums for KLM were reduced, and its obligation to fill in the funding gap justifiable.”The pension fund said it would pursue its case independently from the summary proceedings recently brought against KLM by the VNV union.The pension fund made clear it had declined KLM’s request to adjust the contract mutually, as well as to wait for a verdict in the case between the union and the employer.“Only a new agreement between the social partners can lead to an adjustment of the contract,” it said.In the summary proceedings before the Amsterdam court, the VNV demanded that KLM revoke the termination of the pension arrangement.The airline argued that, under the new financial assessment framework (nFTK) in the Netherlands, it would have had to come up with an additional €600m, making its initial commitment unaffordable.The VNV, however, claimed the airline would need to set aside no more than €115m by the end of this year.The court is expected to reach a verdict on 27 September.At an earlier stage, the pension fund described KLM’s decision as “unfounded” and said it would keep implementing the existing pension plan.The pilot scheme, when asked by IPE, declined to provide details about its planned legal proceedings or its timing.last_img read more

Football News Beckham handed driving ban for using phone at the wheel

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. London : Former England footballer David Beckham was on Thursday disqualified from driving for six months for using his phone while behind the wheel.The 44-year-old admitted the offence after being spotted by a member of the public as he drove his Bentley in London in November. last_img