Less than 1,200 CVPS customers remain without power

first_imgSeptember 2, 2011 ‘ 8:30 am. The lights came on for many in the last isolated areas last night, but CVPS crews will not rest until every outage is restored.As of 8:30 am, more than 71,000 of the 73,000-plus customer outages have been restored. Outages remain in Windsor, Windham and Orange counties.As we restore power to the last customers, we want to ensure that we are not missing any customers at this point. If your still do not have power, please call CVPS at 1-800-451-2877, and confirm your outage.  However, many customers throughout the state have flood damage to their homes. If a customer’s home or business was flooded, and their electric service panel was affected by water, it has to be examined by a qualified electrician before CVPS can restore service.  CVPS is waiving all fees for temporary service connections required due to the storm.  The fee is normally $80.The lights came on for many customers in Rochester, Pittsfield, Stockbridge, Hancock and Braintree Thursday. A portable substation was delivered to Rochester and was energized, as work continues on the Rochester Substation, restoring power to much of the town.Power was restored to many customers in east Dover and Wardsboro last night. West Jamaica Road, Pikes Falls Road and Water Street in Jamaica are still inaccessible, isolating about 120 customers that our crews cannot reach at this time. We will continue our assessment of that area today to see if there is some way to reach them. Crews hope to restore power to much of South Newfane by tonight.‘While we’re pleased to be able to return power and some sense of normalcy to these customers as swiftly as we have, given the condition of the roads, we know we are not done,’ said President Larry Reilly. ‘There are still dozens of poles to set, many lines to rebuild, many lines to reroute, some for just a few customers at a time. But we’re not stopping until we restore service to every last customer we can.’Line and field workers were greeted to cheers and applause by customers throughout central and southern Vermont this week as they entered communities isolated since Sunday. But crews feel little satisfaction until they can turn on customers’ power.‘We know each and every customer wants their power back, and our crews aren’t truly happy until they’ve restored a customer’s power,’ said Joe Kraus, senior vice president of engineering, operations and customer service. ‘It is disheartening to put up lines and poles, only to know you aren’t restoring power to some customers because their houses are so damaged by flooding that they can’t safely receive electrical service. There are going to be many who need electrical inspections due to flooding, but when they are ready, we’ll be there to restore power.’Some customers in the most remote areas remain inaccessible due to road washouts, but road crews are improving access for utility vehicles daily.  Collaboration with local and state Agency of Transportation officials, and the National Guard, continues.In some cases it is not a question of when the road will be re-opened, but rather when will the new temporary road be built.CVPS urged Vermonters to use extra caution around waterways, many of which are still flowing at very high levels, and new rainfall can cause and has caused flash flooding.Up-to-date outage numbers (by town) can be found at: http://www.cvps.com/CustomerService/outages/(link is external) and http://vtoutages.com/(link is external)last_img read more

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Pennsylvania credit union helps undercover cops nab Instagram fraudsters

first_img continue reading » 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The $5 billion Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union in Harrisburg worked with undercover police investigation that led to the arrest of three Philadelphia men who allegedly used Instagram to steal from financial institutions.Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Tuesday that Shakour S. Smith, 26, Ikeem M. Starks, 25, and Quadir J. Burley, 18, were charged with multiple felonies following an investigation that is still under way by the AG’s Organized Crime Section.Smith, Starks, and Burley used Instagram to recruit people who allowed their accounts at banks in Philadelphia and Montgomery counties to be used to carry out the fraud. The suspects posted bank logos on Instagram and enticed people to “like” their posts. The criminals then obtained account information from the people who responded, promising them a cut of the money they planned to steal.Pennsylvania authorities said the trio stole more than $50,000 from various financial institutions, including PSECU. However, the other financial institutions have not been identified yet because the investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected to be filed, Shapiro said.last_img read more

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Ian Wright wishes Manchester United new boy Donny van de Beek had joined Arsenal instead

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 24 Sep 2020 2:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Ian Wright wishes Manchester United new boy Donny van de Beek had joined Arsenal instead Van de Beek netted on his debut vs Crystal Palace, though United lost (Picture: Getty)Wright feels United have much more pressing needs to strengthen other areas of the team and is worried Van de Beek does not quite fit into the starting XI, instead believing he would have been perfect elsewhere.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Donny van de Beek, he’s someone that I wish someone more like Arsenal could have taken,’ said the former Gunners striker on The Kelly & Wrighty Show.‘When you look at Pogba, what he’s doing, and you look at Bruno Fernandes – that is Donny van de Beek’s position.‘So people are thinking they’re going to see Van de Beek [sitting] with Pogba and Fernandes, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘Because as much as he can play there, that’s not his preferred position to play.‘So again, spend the money, yeah he’s a great player and yes take him, but you’ve still got to look for the players that you know are going to improve your team.’ Commentcenter_img United have a number of glaring holes in their squad but midfield was not one (Picture: Getty)He added: ‘Listen, Donny van de Beek will be a good player for Man United in time because he’s a quality player. But is he what they need right now?’Fellow pundit and former Manchester City defender Micah Richards agreed, chiming in: ‘Van de Beek, for me, was a panic buy. He’s got good ability, I’ve watched loads of clips of him, and he is a good player, but…’MORE: Luis Suarez endorses Lucas Torreira’s transfer from Arsenal to Atletico MadridMORE: Manchester United new boy Donny van de Beek reveals conversation with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over his best positionFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. The Gunners icon feels Van de Beek is not the ideal fit for United (Picture: Premier League Productions)Arsenal legend Ian Wright has questioned Manchester United’s decision to sign Donny van de Beek and feels he would have been better suited to a club such as the Gunners.United have endured a difficult transfer window, failing to land top target Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, with their only new arrival coming in the form of £35million recruit Van de Beek from Ajax.The move did draw some puzzled looks, however, with the versatile Dutchman preferring to play an attacking, box-to-box role in midfield – taking up positions already occupied by Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes. Advertisementlast_img read more

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B’ville hockey has 1-1 week, fights past Liverpool

first_imgWhile on its way to a first-place finish in the Dec. 6-7 Bobby Conklin Memorial Tournament, the Baldwinsville ice hockey team had plenty of time to watch Liverpool in the same tournament.Twice, the Warriors played, each time going through overtime and ending in a shoot-out, Liverpool falling to Syracuse in the first round, but recovering to edge Fulton for third place.Now B’ville would get its own head-to-head battle with the Warriors last Tuesday night, and fine all-around play resulted in a 4-1 win. B’ville then took on Whitesboro Friday night. Those other Warriors were off to a 3-1 start and were emerging as the main threat to reigning state champion Skaneateles in Division II.And Whitesboro proved its worth by topping B’ville 3-1, its defense stingy as 20 of the Bees’ 21 shots were grabbed by Warriors goalie Cameron Manley.Meanwhile, all the Bees could get on the attack was Ryan Dickinson’ s goal, assisted by Nick Purdy and Garrett Sutton. Troy Chamberlain led Whitesboro, scoring once and assisting on tallies by Frank Centro and Noah Scranton.B’ville knew that a more important game would take place Wednesday, a rematch with Syracuse, but this time at Meachem Rink before it traveled Friday to Casey Park to face Auburn.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Baldwinsvilleice hockeycenter_img Much of the game was played in Liverpool’s end, and the Bees stayed patient even though Liverpool goaltender James Welch kept turning shots back – 37, in all.Still, the Bees went up 1-0 after one period, absorbed Marco Palumbo’s second-period tally by scoring twice itself and pulled further away in the latter stages.Matt Speelman led the way, earning two goals and one assist. Alex Pompo and Luke Hoskin each got a goal and two assists as Braeden Lynch piled up three assists. Brad O’Neill turned back 21 of Liverpool’s 22 shots.last_img read more

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Giants’ April attendance dips 17 percent from 2018 average

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Attendance is down across Major League Baseball, but few teams have felt the sting of a dip in ticket purchases quite like the San Francisco Giants.The Giants’ April attendance dropped 17 percent from 2018 as the club averaged just 32,700 fans in 15 home games. That’s down from an average April attendance of 39,278 fans a season ago and suggests the franchise may have long-term concerns about the club’s ability to fill the seats at Oracle Park.Related Articles G …last_img read more

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New card game encourages South Africans to become positive forces in communities

first_imgThe creator of a new local card game – Game for Humanity –  that encourages kind deeds and community sharing, is aiming to inspire all South Africans to make a positive difference in their world.Examples of acts of kindness in Game for Humanity include ‘buy someone a cup of coffee’, ‘donate clothes and blankets to charity’ and ‘give a stranger a hug’. (Image: Game for Humanity, Instagram)CD AndersonDeveloped by Capetonian social entrepreneur Marc Buhrer, Game for Humanity is styled as an easy to play community-based card game where “everyone is a winner.” Buhrer launched the game at the beginning of 2017.How the game worksA deck contains 30 cards, each including a single instruction: a simple act of kindness, giving or community generosity. Examples include things such as ‘buying someone a cup of coffee’, ‘donating clothes and blankets to a charity’ or ‘giving a stranger a hug’.Once a player has performed the task, they pass on the card to the recipient of the gesture, so that that they can ‘pay it forward’.“It’s expected for them to continue with that random act of kindness, and hopefully the card has a life span of a few days, months or even years,” Buhrer told talk station, Radio 702.Examples of acts of kindness in Game for Humanity include ‘buy someone a cup of coffee’, ‘donate clothes and blankets to charity’ and ‘give a stranger a hug’. (Image: Game for Humanity, Instagram)According to the game’s website, the intention is to “[have] fun while spreading a positive outlook and mentality between human beings irrespective of age, race, gender, religion.”The game, Buhrer said, is to counteract negativity, globally, with something that has the ability to make someone smile and think about how one simple gesture can have a world-changing effect.Listen to the Radio 702 interview with Buhrer, as he explains the game and its growing impact: The game currently has massive support among the social media community. It’s Instagram account encourages contributions from the public to show how they are using the cards to make the world a better place.Inspiring humanity in the nation’s classroomsEach pack of 30 cards is available in two variations: one for the general community and one for schools that has specific tasks of kindness aimed at encouraging young people to be a positive force against bullying and racism.“It’s up to the youth to understand and believe that there is no such thing as a negative outcome, merely hiccups and hurdles being part of life’s rich tapestry,” Buhrer said.He hopes to develop other variations of the game, one aimed at creating positivity in corporate office environments, and one focused on health and wellness.For more information on the game, visit the Game for Humanity website. Source: 702 Radio, Game for Humanity websiteWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Springboks do South Africa proud

first_imgSpringbok wing Bryan Habana after scoring his third try in the match against USA, which drew him level with Jonah Lomu’s record of 15 World Cup tries. (Image: World Rugby via YouTube)Johannesburg, Wednesday 7 October 2015 – The Springboks have once again flown the South African flag proudly in their fourth and final Group B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.With this successful game against the USA, the Springboks now lead the South African charge into the quarter finals of the Rugby World Cup.Congratulating the team on their outstanding success in their match against the USA, Brand South Africa’s CEO Kingsley Makhubela said, “Our team in green and gold carried the hopes of the South African nation into the Olympic Stadium in London and emerged with a splendid victory.”“Your valiant spirit and unwavering determination on the sports field embodies the resilience and tenacity of the South African nation. Your excellent teamwork highlights the way South Africans come together to achieve to do great things for our country. Brand South Africa and the South African nation salute you and wish you well in your next encounter in the quarter finals of the Rugby World Cup. We stand with you wherever we are,” concluded Mr Makhubela.last_img read more

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Apple’s Revenge: iMessage Might Eat Your Texts If You Switch To Android

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement selena larson What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces When my best friend upgraded from an iPhone 4S to a Galaxy S4, I texted her hello. Unfortunately, she didn’t get that text, nor any of the five I sent in the following three days. My iPhone didn’t realize she was now an Android user and sent all my texts via iMessage. It wasn’t until she called me about going to brunch that I realized she wasn’t getting my text messages.See also: Apple iOS 8 Preview—Everything We’re ExpectingWhat I thought was just a minor bug is actually a much larger problem. One that, apparently, Apple has no idea how to fix.According to former Lifehacker editor-in-chief Adam Pash, when he complained about the phantom iMessage issue, Apple said that while the company is aware of the situation, it’s not sure how to solve it. An Apple support person told Pash: Related Posts Tags:#Adam Pash#Android#Apple#bug#iMessage#now#texting#texts This is a problem a lot of people are facing.The engineering team is working on it but is apparently clueless as to how to fix it.There are no reliable solutions right now — for some people the standard fixes work immediately; many others are in my boat.Both Apple and Android users have suffered this glitch. While some miraculously figure out how to fix it—I was able to text my friend properly after a couple of days and turning iMessage on and off a few times—others, like Pash, are still stuck. (So, presumably, are at least some of my friend’s other iPhone-using contacts, at least unless they were all lucky enough to fix iMessage the same way I did.)A lengthy thread about the issue on Apple’s support forum has attracted more than 400 replies since it began last June. The “standard fix” Apple suggests—that is, turning off iMessage on all your Apple devices and disassociating your phone number from your Apple ID—doesn’t always work.It rankles users that Apple knows what is going on but has yet come up with a solution. The company has already identified and patched a slew of bugs since the release of iOS7, including major security vulnerabilities, but has yet to fix this iMessage flaw. There isn’t anything users can do right now besides expect an error when you or a friend switches from an iDevice to Android. We’re all stuck in the same mobile vortex, where iMessages go to die.I’ve asked Apple for comment, and will update if and when they get back to me.Image by Kārlis Dambrāns on Flickrlast_img read more

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Talking to Military Kids About Money

first_imgThe Personal Finance concentration group of the Military Families Learning Network will present a web conference for personal financial management professionals, as well as other professionals, working with military families on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m. AFC and CHC-credentialed financial professionals are eligible to receive 1.5 AFCPE CEUs from this 90-minute presentation.Anita McKinney and Dr. Kate Fogarty will present this session on teaching children financial skills.McKinney is a faculty member with the University of Florida IFAS. She teaches basic financial literacy topics for clients of social service agencies, conducts worksite educational programs, trains social service employees to work with clients on money issues and organizes mentors and volunteers for a Master Money Mentors program.Dr. Kate Fogarty works with Florida Extension / 4-H and has a teaching appointment at the University of Florida’s Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences. Her experience includes program implementation and evaluation of youth leadership and character education programs.This presentation will help PFMs working with military parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles understand developmentally appropriate ways to create daily conversations about money with their child by:• Modeling good financial habits and attitudes.• Providing opportunities to help children practice financial skills.Selected research articles and online resources have been identified to enhance this web conference for participants. These readings can be found here.Instructions on how to get the credits will be given at the end of the web presentation.Please join the session by clicking here a few minutes before 2:30 p.m. on the 23rd.Author: Molly C. Herndon (+Molly Herndon)last_img read more

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Tension erupts as Trinamool reclaims party offices

first_imgA day after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee directed her party workers to reclaim party offices occupied by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), there was tension in various parts of the State on Saturday as the Trinamool Congress (TMC) leadership sought to reclaim party offices.Minister Jyotipriyo Mullick faced protests by BJP supporters at Kancharpara in the State’s North 24 Parganas. The police resorted to a baton charge to control the situation as BJP supporters surrounded the vehicle of TMC leaders, shouting slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram!’ Mr. Mullick got out of his vehicle and, with folded hands, urged the people to not to support the BJP . Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy’s son and Bijpur MLA Subhrangshu Roy, who recently joined the BJP, said that the party office belongs to the locals in Kancharapara and they will decide which party’s office it will be. In other parts of the State, like Hooghly and Birbhum, tension prevailed over the TMC reclaiming party offices that were occupied by the BJP after May 23.Postcards to MamataThe BJP leadership in the State, however, alleged that the police were trying to beat up people chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram!’ State BJP president Dilip Ghosh alleged that the police were arresting those chanting these slogans. Meanwhile, BJP MP from Barrackpore Arjun Singh said that the party would send 10 lakh ‘Jai Shri Ram!’ postcards to Ms. Banerjee’s residence. These developments come against the backdrop of the CM lost her cool on Thursday and threatened locals chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram!’ in front of her vehicle.last_img read more

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