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

Cricket News India vs West Indies 2nd T20I, Preview: Men in Blue look to continue winning run in Lucknow

first_imgNew Delhi: The opening T20I summed up at least part of the limited-overs portion of the Windies’ difficult tour of India: so close, yet so far. Team India’s first ever home T20I without MS Dhoni in the side (of a total of 32) didn’t entirely go to plan, with the home side crumbling to 45/4 chasing a target of under a run a ball.This Windies tour has become a great opportunity to take international cricket to parts of the country that rarely experience the elite product, and the Uttar Pradesh city of Lucknow gets its turn as it inaugurated a new stadium – the Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium.A West Indies side full of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) stars, as well as the return of veterans Kieron Pollard and Darren Bravo, couldn’t get the job done with the bat and yet still managed to turn their meagre 109 into a difficult chase for the hosts in Kolkata.With victory in the first T20I, India have now won nine of their last ten in the shortest format of the game, and seven in a row when chasing.Conversely, the Windies have won just two of their last 11 (No Result 1, Defeats 8), with one at home against Bangladesh and another against a piecemeal World XI team.The Lucknow locals will be kicking off Diwali celebrations a day early when the Windies come to town and we can expect this 50,000-seater stadium to be packed as the city hosts international cricket for the first time in 24 years.The Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium has hosted four first-class (Ranji and Duleep Trophies) matches, with the average runs per wicket at 27.7. It has a fairly large outfield, with straight boundaries of 65+ yards and square boundaries of 87+ yards.Players to watch: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan (India) are just eight runs apart for the calendar year (445-437), both with strike rates in the mid-140s. It’s almost certain that at least one of them will have a big inning. Whereas Oshane Thomas (Windies) displayed the kind of express pace and variation in game 1 that earned him a league-best 18 wickets in the CPL. He has dismissed Dhawan three times this tour, conceding just ten runs from the Indian opener.Stat attack: India have won their last five T20Is at home.Milestone: Shikhar Dhawan needs just 27 more runs to reach 1,000 T20I runs. Whereas, Jasprit Bumrah is now in the top 30 in the world for lowest T20I economy rates with 6.75 (min. 500 balls, including retired/inactive players) For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Yankees injury updates: Greg Bird is 5th New York position player to land on IL in first month

first_imgThe Yankees resemble a Triple-A squad more than major league team at this point.First baseman Greg Bird has been placed on the 10-day IL with a left plantar fascia tear, the Yankees announced Tuesday. “The guys we have in there are certainly capable of scoring runs,” manager Aaron Boone told reporters earlier this week, via the New York Post. “We’ve just got to continue to grind away and find a way right now when we are a little depleted.”Mike Ford, 26, has been called up to replace Bird on New York’s roster. Ford is batting .410 with five home runs in 10 games at Triple-A Scranton.The Yankees sit in 17th in MLB with 73 runs scored this year. They ranked second in 2018. Prior to tonight’s game, the Yankees placed 1B Greg Bird on the 10-day IL (retroactive to 4/14) with a left plantar fascia tear and selected INF Mike Ford from @swbrailriders and signed him to a Major League contract.OF Jacoby Ellsbury was also transferred to the 60-day IL.— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 16, 2019MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNThe lefty was batting .171 with one home run and one RBI before getting hurt.Bird, 26, is the fifth player from New York’s projected Opening Day starting lineup to go on the injured list this season, joining Aaron Hicks, Giancarlo Stanton, Miguel Andujar and Gary Sanchez.And that’s just the position players as CC Sabathia just returned to the rotation but Luis Severino remains shut down and Dellin Betances recently suffered a setback as well.The Yankees understandably have started slowly this season as they sit in third in the AL East with a 6-9 record behind the Rays (12-4) and the Orioles (7-10).Despite the injuries, the Yankees still believe they can compete with what they have.last_img read more