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first_imgVermont Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced Thursday that Vermont partnerships across the state have been awarded more than $1.2 million in Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program Continuation Grants.  The DFC grants are awarded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to local organizations in communities that are working to reduce youth alcohol, tobacco and illegal drug use.  Fourteen Vermont coalitions are among 565 communities nationwide to receive these grants for Fiscal Year 2009.The awards provide funding from September 30, 2009, through September 29, 2010.  To coalitions who qualify, the program offers matching grants of up to $625,000 over five years.  Local communities are required to provide one-to-one matching funds for every federal dollar awarded.  Earlier this year, Leahy, with strong support from Sanders, led congressional efforts to increase the funding for the DFC grant program for Fiscal Year 2010.  The Vermont coalitions awarded funding under the DFC program are within the five-year cycle. Vermont communities are working to apply practical approaches to address drug and substance abuse in our state, said Leahy, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee.  When the Judiciary Committee came to Vermont last year, we heard from community leaders and organizations who are confronting these abuse problems head-on.  Community-wide efforts like these in Vermont are helping us make steady progress in addressing this issue, which affects rural areas just as it affects big cities.   This federal support for on-going efforts to encourage young people to steer clear of drugs is a significant step forward for Vermont, said Sanders.  It is essential that we help these young people to move forward into becoming responsible adults if we are to have a safe and productive society in the future.The DFC program was created by the Drug Free Communities Act of 1997 and was reauthorized by Congress in 2001 and 2006.  Vermont coalitions in Ludlow, Isle La Motte, Shelburne, St. Albans, Northfield, Milton, Manchester Center, Windsor, Hardwick, Bennington, Montpelier, Cabot, Wilmington were awarded grants.CoalitionAward AmountBlack River Area Community Coalition, Ludlow, Vt.$100,000Grand Isle County Community Coalition, Isle La Motte, Vt.$45,000Connecting Youth In Chittenden South, Shelburne, Vt.$100,000Franklin County Caring Communities, St Albans, Vt.$58,092Greater Northfield Coalition Council, Northfield, Vt.$94,370Milton Community Youth Coalition, Inc., Milton, Vt.$125,000The Collaborative, Manchester Center, Vt.$100,000Windsor Area Community Partnership, Windsor, Vt.$100,000Hardwick Area Community Coalition, Hardwick, Vt.$65,000Southshire Substance Abuse Coalition, Bennington, Vt.$100,000Central Vermont New Directions, Montpelier, Vt.$125,000Cabot Coalition, Cabot, Vt.$60,000Deerfield Valley Community Partnership, Wilmington, Vt.$89,000Franklin County Caring Communities, Inc., St Albans, Vt.$98,000Total For Vermont$1,259,462last_img read more


first_imgIt sold within weeks of hitting the market in January. It has four bedrooms, an open floorplan and a pool.“It was sold within two-and-a-half-weeks of hitting the market.“I had tremendous interest in the property (with) 15 groups through, which was great.”The property has four bedrooms, an open-plan design, pool and is 300m from the surf.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt first hit the market in July last year but the for-sale sign was taken down three months later.It was rented out at the time for $1300 a week.MORE NEWS: New look at Hemsworth’s mega mansion MORE NEWS: Impressive skyhome fetches millions NRL star Daly Cherry-Evans has sold his Gold Coast house.STATE of Origin rugby league star Daly Cherry-Evans has cut ties with the Gold Coast after selling his beachside house.A local family snapped up the Manly Sea Eagles player’s Mermaid Beach property.LJ Hooker Broadbeach director Matt Conduit handled the sale but wouldn’t disclose the price.“It was listed at $1.7 million and it (sold) close to that,” he said. A local family snapped up the beachside house. Mr Conduit said it was taken off the market as Cherry-Evans “preferred not to disrupt the family that tenanted the property”.“Their lease expired in December,” he said.Mr Conduit had the property furnished and styled before it hit the market again in January.“It really presented well,” he said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 The property was previously being rented. The sale comes three years after Cherry-Evans sensationally backflipped on a multimillion-dollar deal with the Gold Coast Titans.He paid $1.45 million for the house in May 2015, which was thought to have cemented his move to the Titans at the time.But weeks later he reneged on a $4 million four-year contract to join the team, opting to remain in Sydney.According to property records, the Mermaid Beach house was the only property Cherry-Evans owned on the Coast.last_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseThere were eye-popping soybean yields around the state in 2018 and, unfortunately, some of those soybeans are still out there. The Ohio soybean yield is forecast at 59 bushels per acre, which would be the highest on record if realized, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Ohio Field Office. But, harvest continues to drag on for Ohio’s soybeans with 90% of the state’s crop harvested as of Nov. 25. The five-year average for the same date is 99%.“We’re just down to about 300 acres of double-crop beans,” said Scott Metzger, a Pickaway County farmer on Nov. 20. “In our area there are some beans and not much corn out there. Everybody was hammering on corn because they were concerned about it going down.”The early focus on corn followed by very uncooperative harvest weather has unfortunately left some soybean fields un-harvested into December. Quality issues also presented a challenge for soybeans, offsetting some of the strong yields.“We did have some quality issues. We had some in the 20% to 25% damage range in the soybeans,” Metzger said. “We had a late flush of frogeye come in and then stink bugs came in and hammered on one variety we had. We’ve had a record rainfall for the year so far, so hopefully we can run on some frozen ground.”All things considered, 2018 was just an unusual year for Ohio soybean production.“I say every year is weird,” said Laura Lindsey, Ohio State University Extension soybean specialist. ‘This year seemed like a very backwards year for us.”The unusual growing season showed up in the Ohio Soybean Performance Trials.“I was comparing 2017 data to 2018 data for our Performance Trials and that is in six counties across the state. A big surprise for me this year was northwest Ohio. Last year in Henry County I didn’t publish the data because it was very wet and then dry. Yields were all over the board and very inconsistent in the field. This year in Henry County we had some of the highest yields I have ever seen,” she said. “The average yield in Henry County for the early trial was over 64 bushels and 66 for the late trial. That is about the highest I have ever seen it.”Like most of the state, planting was nearly perfect in most locations.“We were able to plant everything in May, which is ideal, except for in Sandusky County. North central Ohio was really wet and that spot was hard to plant and we didn’t get it planted until June. Otherwise we had really solid planting dates, which I think helped a lot,” Lindsey said. “The other thing we saw that was interesting was in our central and southern locations, we tended to see better yields in our early trial versus our late trial. I heard at Farm Science Review as well that their early maturing soybeans did better than they usually do. I am wondering if that warm weather we had in September and October hurt those later soybeans in our central and southern locations.”The warm, wet weather through the season set the stage for seed quality issues around the state at harvest.“Seed quality was poor all over the state. I have a seed sample from Clinton County that is horrible. I had calls from Cincinnati all the way to Sandusky County and west into Clark County and Preble County. There were many factors going on, even many in the same field. The sample on my desk probably has stink bug damage. There are shriveled soybeans. There are soybeans that are still green — we thought that was premature death where the pods look dead and the seeds had prematurely died because of the hot temperatures,” Lindsey said. “We had soybean pods splitting open and sprouting out of the pods and we had frogeye leaf spot and that could all happen in the same field. Some of the pods were splitting when they were still green. That is more of a tropical problem in areas where it is really hot and humid this year. It was a very sudden spring and fall. It was another unique year and I’m sure next year will be something different — 2018 was a weird year.”last_img read more


first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town Nikola Jokic posts triple-double in return, leads Nuggets past 76ers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX opened up with an avalanche of points in the first period on Sunday and used that as a cushion to upend hard-fighting Columbian, 107-97, and notch a first win in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.The Road Warriors dropped 39 points in the opening frame and led by as large as 31 in the first half, a balloon so formidable the Dyip spent the rest of the game trying to burst in vain.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem It was the first victory after three straight losses for the Road Warriors, while the Dyip dropped to back to .500 at 2-2.Columbian made a game out of it in the third period by scoring 36 and holding the Road Warriors to 17, and the Dyip came within five points in the process only to lose steam and eventually go down.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more


first_img#KicksStalker: NBA All-Stars break out specialty shoes for weekend Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ LATEST STORIES “I always tell myself that I’m not hoping to win Finals MVP as long as we win the championship I’ll be happy,” Arocha told reporters in Filipino.READ: Lady Chiefs complete three-peat, beat Lady Altas in 4 sets FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesRegine Arocha saved her best for last with a game-high 16 points, including five service aces, to lead Arellano University over University of Perpetual Help Tuesday for its third consecutive title in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball tournament.She had 12 points to help the Lady Chiefs outlast the Lady Altas in five sets in Game 2. View comments Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Arocha was instrumental in Arellano’s 11 straight points in the fourth set that essentially clinched the title.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Regine Arocha churns out another Finals MVP worth performance. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRegine Arocha wasn’t hoping to win Finals MVP.But she got it anyway for the second straight year and deserved every bit of it.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:27Another ‘ninja cop’ dismissed from service02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga townlast_img read more


Who said U.S. Olympic boxing was dead? Not Claressa Shields, a 17-year-old from Flint, Mich. who provided the Americans their only gold medal of the London Games.Shields, an unknown before the Olympics, capped off a remarkable journey by winning the middleweight gold in outpointing Russian Nadezda Torlopova, 19-12.Shields became the first U.S. gold medalist in boxing since Andre Ward took the light heavyweight prize in the 2004 Games. The London Games are the first to host women boxing and the first time at an Olympics, the U.S. men’s team failed to win a single medal.Shields started slowly in the first round, but warmed up with a few late exchanges that helped her find her striking range. The Excel Arena crowd chanted “U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!” for about 15 seconds midway through the two-minute round, which was scored a 3-3 tie.In the second round, the pace stayed the same until 48 seconds remained, when the referee stopped the bout to have the Russian’s shoelace retied. When the break ended, Shields charged after her opponent and started landing a series of blows. Shields won the round, 7-4.In the third round, Shields again started as the aggressor. But both fighters tried to land long punches. In the final minute, Shields nailed Torlopova with a good exchange in a corner. The round ended with more “U-S-A!” chants. Shields won it, 5-3.That gave her a 15-10 lead heading into the final round.In that round, Shields held back at the start, for the first time not charging after the Russian. For 30 seconds, neither fighter attempted more than a punch or two. Shields, obviously, knew she was ahead and wasn’t taking chances.In the final 30 seconds, the Russian tried to press the action and Shields battled her evenly. The round was scored 4-2 for Shields, whose excitement could not be contained. And who could blame her? read more


first_imgKOLKATA: In a bid to make travellers more aware of Switzerland as a winter destination, Switzerland Tourism has roped in cricket icons like Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and Lasith Malinga to play ice cricket on St Moritz Lake as a part of its promotion drive.”The maximum number of Indians visits Switzerland during May and June — the peak tourist season. In the month of December, the number of tourists is low. We are eyeing tourists from India throughout the year,” said Ritu Sharma, Deputy Director Switzerland Tourism, India. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe number of tourists visiting Switzerland in the May — June season is about 1 lakh while in winters it is only 5,000. Switzerland Tourism India on Thursday conducted a road-show in the city stating their plans to attract more tourists during winters. They have already held similar roadshows in Mumbai, Pune and Delhi. “We have the ‘Swiss Travel Pass’ (STP) — an all-in-one ticket valid on all modes of public transportation. We are running a special offer now (Valid till December 31) — on buying an eight-day STP, one gets two days extra, while the four day pass offers one day extra,” Director of Switzerland Tourism, India, Claudio Zemp said. A new programme ‘Stopover Switzerland’ in collaboration with Swiss International Airlines will allow travellers to stop in Switzerland for four days on their way to their destination. According to Zemp, Switzerland has been witnessing a lot of tourists from West Bengal and the Southern part of India. “These markets are growing. Last year, the footfall of Indian tourists was over 7 lakh overnights,” he maintained.last_img read more