AllEarth Renewables, Inc.,Just four miles from where they were designed and manufactured, 382 solar trackers composed of more than 9,000 individual panels make up Vermont’s largest solar installation — which will be commissioned tomorrow, July 27 with the touch of an iPhone. The project is the largest solar farm of its kind in all of North America.Joined by Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, Lt. Governor Phil Scott, and House Speaker Shap Smith, the Williston-based AllEarth Renewables will host the businesses and partners that had a hand in building the 2.2 MW solar farm. The project, part of the state’s innovative Standard Offer program, uses the Vermont-made AllSun Tracker ‘ pole-mounted solar energy systems that use GPS and wireless technology to orient with the sun throughout the day to produce more energy than fixed solar.Featured guests include more than 75 suppliers, electricians, engineers, contractors and other workers that helped make the project happen.What: Commissioning of Vermont’s largest solar installation, a 2.2 MW solar tracker farmWhen: TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 27 at 2pmWhere: 350 Dubois Lane, South Burlington (just off of Route 116)
NS Stations has announced plans to site branches of the A&P supermarket chain at larger regional stations. The shops would offer products ranging from fresh fruit and vegetables to oven-ready meals.Great North Eastern Railway has introduced a loyalty programme for first class passengers known as Excel Portfolio. Points accumulated at a rate of one per £10 spent on GNER travel can be redeemed against rail and theatre tickets, discounted travel on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and other benefits.Shops, cinemas and an hotel have been proposed for a 1·6 ha site over Amtrak lines serving Philadelphia’s 30th Street station. Costing a total of US$115m, the project would require US$50m of federal funding to build a 1000-space car park and widen adjacent streets. Holders of French Railways’ Euraffaires card for business travellers can now change TGV reservations by calling a dedicated phone line before travelling, rather than obtain a new ticket in person. Presented with a first class ticket, the card also affords access to lounges in Bordeaux, Dijon, Lyon, Metz, Nancy, Nantes and Paris. The provincial government of Buenos Aires has called for tenders to build a new combined rail and bus station at Mar del Plata. Costed at 36m pesos and promoted in conjunction with the city council, the project would also involve relocating rail routes through the city centre to avoid level crossings. Anglia Railways has launched its Business Club, with benefits including free seat reservations, discount vouchers for food and drink purchased on board and full refunds in the event of train cancellation or delay exceeding 30min. Membership is free and open to holders of first or standard class open and return tickets and Saver tickets.Den Haag city council is to develop plans for offices, housing and an exhibition hall on a 1 km long deck 7m above the approaches to Centraal station. Capacity would be increased at Centraal for high-speed and light rail services, with a peoplemover built to connect the refurbished station with Den Haag HS.
Vontobel Asset Management – Mondher Bettaieb has been appointed as the Swiss asset manager’s new head of corporate bonds. Bettaieb joined the manager in 2010 and was responsible for its corporate bond mid-yield fund. Previous experience has seen him manage money at AXA Investment Management and Winterthur Asset Management, in addition to working in credit research.Zurich UK Life – Aileen Mathieson has been appointed as linked funds CIO. This is one of two CIO roles in the UK office, with the balance sheet CIO position held by Stuart Tyler. She joins from Nucleus Financial Group, where she was CFO for the last four years. She will move over to the Swiss insurer in November. Cardono Risk Management, NAPF, ALFI, Vontobel Asset Management, Zurich UK LifeCardano – Bart Oldenkamp has stepped down as chief executive after seven years in the role. He will be replaced by ING Bank director of market risk Harold Naus. Oldenkamp is stepping down at the end of September and has said he will take some time before deciding on his next move. Naus leaves ING after 17 years in various risk-management roles.UK National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) – John Dembitz has been appointed as a non-executive director to the board for the UK industry organisation. Dembitz adds to his portfolio of seven corporate board representations, of which he chairs three. He joins the board as a member from outside the pensions industry, which the NAPF said would complement other board members elected via the membership. He joins a board of 12.ALFI – Marc-André Bechet has joined the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry as its new director of legal and tax. He starts at the association next week. Bechet was previously head of investment fund services at Banque Degroof Luxembourg, where he managed fund administration and custody. Before this, he spent 18 years at RBC Dexia.
GS Faces TrefoilIndianapolis, In. — Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) today launched the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season, celebrating the largest financial investment in girls annually in the United States and a powerful entrepreneurship incubator for the next generation of female leaders. At a time when girls’ needs and issues collect fewer than eight cents of every dollar granted by philanthropic foundations in the country, each and every Girl Scout Cookie purchase is key to supporting the change-makers of today and tomorrow.Research shows that female-founded start-ups generate more revenue over time and per dollar than male-founded start-ups, but only 17 percent of start-ups are female-founded. Given that over half (53 percent) of female entrepreneurs and business owners are Girl Scout alums, supporting Girl Scouts as they make sales and learn essential business skills is imperative to ensuring our country has a strong workforce and economy.Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program®, girls not only discover their inner leadership potential but also use their earnings to power amazing experiences for themselves and their troop, including travel, outdoor adventure, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming. Many girls put the money toward impactful community projects right in their own backyards, from supporting animal shelters and food banks to working with local and state legislators to change laws. And the cookie program’s benefits are many; a recent Girl Scout Research Institute study found that two out of three girls who participate in the program learn five crucial skills—goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—while doing incredible things for themselves and their communities. The proceeds stay local, meaning that when consumers purchase the delicious cookies that come from a registered Girl Scout only, they’re giving back to their wider community.“Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, cookie customers help fund life-changing Girl Scout experiences while building the next generation of female entrepreneurs,” said GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo. “And because all Girl Scout Cookie proceeds stay local to power year-round troop projects and activities, when you buy Girl Scout Cookies you are making an investment in girls and in your local community. As a cookie entrepreneur, I learned about being self-confident, enterprising, and persistent, and how to create opportunity by setting goals, creating budgets, cultivating customers, and making business decisions. The Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls build the essential skills they need to become our future business leaders.”And Girl Scouts is celebrating a tasty new way to support young female entrepreneurs with a recently debuted Girl Scout Cookie joining the 2019 lineup: Caramel Chocolate Chip, featuring rich caramel, semisweet chocolate chips, and a hint of sea salt in a chewy, gluten-free cookie. It joins the Toffee-tastic® cookie, introduced in 2015, a rich, buttery gluten-free cookie with sweet, crunchy, golden toffee bits. Each gluten-free variety is offered in select Girl Scout council markets only for as long as supplies last, so contact your council to inquire about the cookies it will offer this season.Additionally, Girl Scouts who participate in the cookie program this season will have the opportunity to win the Cookie Entrepreneur Experience of a lifetime featuring the DC Super Hero Girls™ by entering the Cookie Pro™ contest. GSUSA has teamed up with DC Super Hero Girls to inspire Girl Scouts to be smart and courageous as everyday super heroes. The contest will highlight and reward exceptional cookie bosses who take the lead, set high goals for themselves, bring positive change to their communities, and learn valuable entrepreneurial skills. The contest details are online here. To find Girl Scouts selling cookies near you click here or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, free on iOS and Android devices.
PALACE IMPLOSIONPistons’ onetime home, the Palace of Auburn Hills, torn downAUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — One of Michigan’s most beloved sports and entertainment venues was turned into rubble on Saturday with a series of controlled explosions. The shell and roof of the Palace of Auburn Hills, which was home to three championship Detroit Pistons teams and three Detroit Shock teams and played host to some of the world’s biggest musical acts during its nearly 30-year run, crumbled to the ground following a series explosive pops. The rest of the arena had already been removed.The Palace, which opened in 1988, held more than 22,000 people for NBA games and up to 23,000 for concerts and other shows, according to nba.com. Associated Press July 11, 2020 — German soccer club Union Berlin is offering free coronavirus tests for more than 20,000 fans as part of a plan to hold games in a full stadium in September. The Bundesliga (BOON’-dehsh-lee-guh) club will offer testing ahead of each game to fans and club staff. Each person must test negative for the virus within 24 hours of kickoff. Union wants to implement the plan in time for the first home league game of the new season, which could be as soon as Sept. 18. The club’s plan is more ambitious than those of other German clubs because it relies on mass testing instead of social distancing. The Berlin city government has a ban in place on mass gatherings until Oct. 24. NHL-PLAYERS OUTStars’ Polak, Canucks’ Baertschi won’t report to NHL campsUNDATED (AP) — Dallas defenseman Roman Polak and Vancouver forward Sven Baertschi have joined the list of players who won’t be reporting to training camp for the resumption of the NHL season. Polak is not on the Stars’ roster for the start of training camp Monday, and a team spokesman said the 34-year-old veteran won’t be attending at this time. Polak is a pending free agent who last month agreed to a deal in his native Czech Republic next season and told reporters there he wasn’t planning on returning to the NHL if play resumed. Charlton was an uncompromising central defender who played alongside his brother, Bobby, in England’s World Cup-winning side in 1966 before enjoying coaching success with Ireland. Charlton was Footballer of the Year in England in 1967. He spent all his club career at Leeds from 1952-73, tying its all-time record of 773 appearances. He won every domestic honor, including the league title in 1969. His biggest achievement came with the England national team that beat Germany 4-2 after extra time in the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley Stadium. Charlton died at home on Friday in his native Northumberland in northeast England. He was 85.Premier League games will be preceded by a minute’s silence this weekend as a tribute to Charlton and players will wear black armbands.TENNIS-SUSPICIOUS MATCHESTennis Integrity Unit eyes suspicious exhibition matches In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms. Manager Aaron Boone announced the diagnosis Saturday and said Chapman “overall is doing well” but “will not be here for the foreseeable future.” Chapman threw a bullpen session Tuesday and Boone wouldn’t comment on whether he had been at Yankee Stadium since. Boone said the team had gone through contact tracing protocols, and no other players or personnel would be forced to isolate because of Chapman’s positive test.— The Houston Astros canceled their workout Saturday after learning that a staff member could have been exposed to a person outside the organization with the coronavirus. It’s the second time this week the Astros have canceled a workout because of concerns about the pandemic. Houston also scrapped its Monday workout because of delays with testing results due to the holiday weekend, as did some other teams around the majors. — Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo says he doesn’t know if he actually had the coronavirus despite two positive tests, since he never had any symptoms and also had multiple negative tests. Gallo said Saturday that he planned to have a more extensive antibody test to be sure after a finger-prick test didn’t indicate that he had COVID-19. The All-Star slugger missed the first week of the Rangers summer camp after two positive tests that sandwiched a negative result during intake testing. — Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill has tested positive for COVID-19. The team says after Bidwill developed symptoms, he tested positive and went to the hospital on the recommendation of his doctor. His condition has improved and he’s expected to be released this weekend. The team believes the 55-year-old Bidwill caught the virus while traveling and spending time on the East Coast for several weeks. He’s been working remotely since March and the team says he hasn’t had in-person contact coaches or players. Update on the latest sports Baertschi told the Canucks he’d be opting out of participating in the expanded 24-team playoffs.Calgary Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic on Friday became the first player to publicly choose not to play for family reasons. Hamonic’s daughter was hospitalized last year with respiratory issues, and he and his wife also have a baby boy.The Tampa Bay Lightning won’t have captain Steven Stamkos at 100% for the opening of camp because of a lower-body injury, but they’re optimistic he’ll be ready when games get under way in early August.The Minnesota Wild, who face the Canucks in the qualifying round, have ruled out defenseman Greg Pateryn indefinitely with an upper-body injury. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Saturday the league will be taking over injury and illness disclosure from teams as a way of protecting player privacy. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNHL to resume season in Canada next monthUNDATED (AP) — Hockey is the latest sport to finalize a return to competition after NHL owners and players approved an agreement to resume the season. After the Pistons relocated in 2017 to downtown Detroit, the arena about 30 miles northwest of the city continued to host concerts and music events, the last in September 2017 by rocker Bob Seger.It also became the second suburban Detroit arena that found little real use after its main sports tenant took its games back to the city. The Detroit Lions played at the nearby Pontiac Silverdome from 1975-2001 before moving to Ford Field in Detroit. The Pistons also called the Silverdome home for a decade before The Palace opened. The Silverdome was taken down with a partial implosion in 2017.OBIT-JACK CHARLTONEngland World Cup winner Jack Charlton dies at 85UNDATED (AP) — England World Cup winner Jack Charlton has died. — The Pac-12 has become the second major conference to shift to a conference-only fall schedule amid growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The decision covers football, women’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. Conference-only schedules will be announced no later than July 31. The announcement came a day after the Big Ten opted to eliminate nonconference games for all fall sports. The Atlantic Coast, Big 12 and Southeastern conferences are still weighing options for fall sports. — Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has tested positive for COVID-19. The 55-year-old tested positive late this week after experiencing flu-like symptoms and is self-quarantining at the direction of his doctor, according to a statement by the conference. Scott is continuing to carry on his duties as commissioner remotely.— IndyCar has welcomed fans to its races for the first time this season. Josef Newgarden earned the pole position Saturday for the opening race of a weekend doubleheader at Road America in Wisconsin. Newgarden also earned the pole at Road America in 2018 and went on to win that race. Jack Harvey will start in the second position for the second straight race. Scott Dixon qualified ninth as he seeks his third straight victory.— The NHRA resumed its season Saturday in front of an expected crowd of 3,000 to 4,000 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. Fans were not allowed at Friday’s practice session but returned in a limited capacity for qualifying NHRA President Glen Cromwell said ticket sales were capped at about 10 to 15% of normal capacity. They also are expected to attend Sunday’s finals. Most fans wore face coverings on a hot, sun-drenched day, complying with county guidelines, and observed social distancing in the stands, pits and at concession areas. The weekend ends a 138-day hiatus for America’s top drag racing series.— Swiss top-tier soccer club Zurich said it had more cases of coronavirus Saturday among its players and staff who are now in home quarantine. Zurich did not specify how many new COVID-19 cases were reported after the initial announcement Friday that a player had tested positive. Zurich’s Swiss Super League games on Saturday against Sion, and on Tuesday at Basel, have been postponed during the 10-day quarantine period through to next Friday. Zurich has seven league games left and it is unclear how that program can be met ahead of UEFA’s Aug. 2 deadline to complete domestic seasons. The return-to-play plan, tentatively approved by the NHL and NHL Players’ Association on Monday, was ratified by the league’s board of governors and with majority approval from players following a three-day voting period that ended Friday. Along with it, the two sides also formally approved a four-year extension of the collective bargaining agreement.Games are scheduled to begin Aug. 1 in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta. Coronavirus cases in the U.S. are pushing the league into Canada for the summer and fall until the Stanley Cup is awarded in late September or early October.NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Saturday that coronavirus cases spiking in the Las Vegas area contributed to the NHL’s decision to complete its season in Canada. Las Vegas was long considered a front-runner.Daly also said one player testing positive when play starts isn’t expected to shut down the playoffs, but an outbreak would change the equation. He didn’t say what the league considered an outbreak.Training camps open across North America on Monday, which is also the deadline for players to opt out of participating with no penalty. LONDON (AP) — The Tennis Integrity Unit has raised concerns over 24 “suspicious matches” at exhibitions organized while the men’s and women’s tours are shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic. The TIU, which investigates match-fixing cases in the sport, said Friday it received reports of the matches at private tournaments staged between April and June.The reports are filed by gambling companies who track unusual betting patterns around matches. Suspicious betting patterns don’t necessarily mean a match was fixed. A similar effect can also happen if insider information about a player’s injury leaks. Private tennis exhibitions have proliferated after the ATP and WTA tours closed down in March. Some have little or no oversight. Besides a smattering of events with big-name players, there are many smaller events around the world with low-ranked players.
DUNNEThe death has taken place of Sister Mary Dunne, Medical Missionaries of Mary, Droghedaand formerly of Letterkenny. Her funeral will take place in Drogheda at 12 noon on Friday with burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.MELLY The death has taken place at the Falcarragh Nursing Home of Madge Melly, Ballinacurry, Doochary. Remains reposing at her late residence. Funeral on Friday with Requiem Mass at 12 noon in St Bridget’s Church, Leitermacaward, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. House private please from 11 pm to 9am.ROARTYThe death has taken place in St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin of Dominic Roarty, Carrickataskin, Gaoth Dobhair. His remains are reposing at his late residence. Funeral will take place at 11am in St Marys Church, Derrybeg & burial afterwards in Magheragallon Cemetery.FRIEL The death has occurred in Lemoore, Californa, U.S.A of Monsignor John O Friel, formerly of Knockbrack, Fanad. Interment in the local cemetery after 11am Requiem Mass in St Peter’s Church, Lemoore on Thursday 1st December.CARLINThe death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Sally Carlin, formerly of Iskaheen. Her remains are reposing at her Daughter Mary and Son-in-Law Liam Graham’s residence at Drumfries, Clonmany. Funeral from there tomorrow, Thursday, for 11am Requiem Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Isakeen, followed by interment in the adjoining Cemtery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Buncrana Nursing Unit c/o McFeely Undertakers or any family member.DOHERTYThe death has taken place of Annie Doherty, Ballinacraig, Glenvar. Her remains are reposing at St Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Glenvar. Requiem Mass tomorrow at 11am, followed by interment in Glenvar Cemetery. DOHERTYThe death has taken place of Rena Doherty, Woodview Terrace Stranorlar. Remains reposing at her home. Funeral from her home tomorrow at 10.45am for 11am Requiem Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Stranorlar, followed by interment in Drumboe cemetery.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 was last modified: November 23rd, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:2011DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAYNOVEMBER 23