All Customers asked to call CVPS if power is still out Friday morningCVPS is asking that all customers who are still without power as of Friday morning to contact the company at 1-800-451-2877.Due to damage in some areas that are affecting only single and small groups of customers, some without power may not be listed in the outage management system. As restoration efforts near a close, the company wants to assure that no one is left without power.If customers see that others in their neighborhood have power, but they do not, CVPS asks that those customers switch their breakers off and on to assure the problem is not localized inside their home.The company also reminded customers that while service lines or overhead wires that run from a pole to a house or business are the utility’s responsibility, the service cable that runs along the side of the house is the customer’s responsibility.If those service cables are damaged, customers should contact an electrician. The service bracket that attaches the service line to the house is generally maintained by CVPS. However, the weather head, attached to the service cable, which prevents water damage to the wiring, is maintained by the customer’s electrician.
By Andréa Barretto/Diálogo June 23, 2017 The currents and high flood levels in the rivers of the Amazon, not to mention the type and the lay of the river banks, the presence of natural floating or underwater barriers, poisonous animals, and tropical diseases, are some of the aspects that the Brazilian Navy takes into account to operate in that region. “All of this can restrict mobility for our naval forces in river channels, as well as requiring additional planning measures, vaccinations, and first-aid training,” stated Lieutenant Colonel Robson Clair da Silva, the commander of the 2nd Riverine Operations Battalion, a unit under the 4th Naval District Command. To keep its troops ready to operate in this environment, the 4th and 9th Naval District Commands conduct Operation Ribeirex annually. Together, both units cover nearly all of the states in northern Brazil, with the exception of Tocantins, and two states in the northeast (Maranhão and Piauí). In 2017, the operation took place in locations close to the city of Santarém in the state of Pará, with 2,250 service members from the two commands participating, 200 of whom were marines from the 2nd Riverine Operations Battalion located in Belém, Pará. In the first phase of the exercise, carried out from April 25th to 27th, the goal was to deploy the marines, who departed Belém for Santarém, in addition to the deployment of eight ships also participating in the training. While in transit to the area of operations, the crew performed onboard activities such as firefighting, overseeing ship repairs, and navigational studies. “The navigational training is aimed at familiarizing the officers with the navigational peculiarities of the rivers in the Amazon, which are powerful and have banks that shift quite frequently,” explained Captain Ricardo Jaques Ferreira, the commander of the Northern Naval Patrol Group, a unit under the 4th Naval District Command. During this period, some exercises were still being conducted, including the launch of support vessels that would be used in the second phase of Ribeirex. “The goal of the entire first phase was to elevate the level of vessel training to operate in working groups, in order to increase their efficiency during the second phase of the operation, when the riverine operation was carried out,” Capt. Ferreira said. River landing The second phase of the operation, which ran from April 28th to May 1st, had two focuses: an exercise in river landings and the control of traffic on the Amazon River. Upon landing, the marine troops left the ships to advance towards an area on the river bank, aiming to secure that space and to maintain certain objectives for each participating group. “This activity requires a high degree of coordination, control, and speed in order to execute it safely and effectively,” Lt. Col. Clair explained. During the exercise, the service members also faced the challenge of simulating a so-called “casualty evacuation,” having to be aware of first-aid procedures and having to take each participant who had been “hit” to the best-equipped healthcare facilities. The point chosen for the riverine operation was the area where the river enters the Great Lake of Curuai, a lake with muddy waters like those of the Amazon River, to which it is connected, north of Santarém. “This area of operations was chosen because of the natural features of the region, considering the high flood level of the Amazon River,” Capt. Ferreira said. In addition to the ships, an Esquilo (UH-12) helicopter from the Navy’s 3rd Helicopter Squadron was employed to support the operation. “The union between the troops and the resources of both commands led to increased interoperability and to a mutual understanding of their capacities and limitations in operations,” Capt. Ferreira assessed. Lt. Col. Clair also considered the results of the 2017 edition of Operation Ribeirex to be positive. “I consider the operation to have been successful since it was possible to keep the Navy’s troop training in the Amazon region at a high level of readiness without any incident that would have compromised the safety of the personnel or equipment.” He added that “it was also important to have the marines experience the characteristics of our Amazon.” Controlling river traffic Controlling river traffic is the responsibility of the Navy, charged with promoting the safety of navigation, preventing water pollution, and protecting those who use the waters in their daily lives; operations that become more complex due to the features of the Amazon. The length of the Amazon River is one of the factors, according to Capt. Ferreira. He also commented on the existence of holes and lakes in the region, a fact that requires service members to diversify the ways in which they control river traffic, trying out new operational strategies and expanding the presence and capacity of the Navy. In general, operations like Ribeirex are guided by a constitutional decision. “The Armed Forces, in accordance with Article 142 of the Federal Constitution of 1988, is dedicated to the defense of the homeland, to preserving constitutional powers and, by the initiative of any of those powers, maintaining law and order,” Lt. Col. Clair affirmed. “For the defense of the homeland, the Armed Forces need to be well trained and to have credibility in putting their training to use, being able to operate rapidly and successfully against acts of aggression. As such, it is only with ongoing training, which is achieved through in-service training and in operations such as Ribeirex, that it is possible to carry out our constitutional role and dissuade a domestic or external threat,” Lt. Col. Clair concluded.
Mobile wallets are increasingly becoming a part of the daily lives of the digital consumer. Beyond mobile payments capabilities, the non-payment side of mobile wallet links loyalty cards, coupons, boarding passes, ID cards, event tickets, alerts and notifications.It is no wonder that Millennials and other digital consumers are embracing this mobile tool. The question is, when will the payment component of the mobile wallet become mainstream … and which wallet alternative will be the payment tool of choice?In the CCG Catalyst Consulting Group study, “Millennials and Mobile Wallets,” the similarities and differences between Millennials and non-Millennials are examined. Since Millennials tend to lead other demographic segments in acceptance and use of digital banking tools, this research provides a good view into the future of mobile wallets as well as payment brand acceptance. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
1:38 – Advertisement – – Advertisement – 1:54 Their ability to move three points clear was helped by second-placed Ipswich losing 2-1 at Sunderland. Charlie Wyke edged the Black Cats ahead inside the first 10 minutes of a game where the kick-off was delayed by half-an-hour due to technical issues relating to external broadcast infrastructure.Jack Lankester levelled for Town before the break, but after Andre Dozzell was sent off after a foul on Grant Leadbitter, the visitors struggled to find a way back in the game and Leadbitter went on to score the winner from the penalty spot after Mark McGuinness’ apparent handball.Lee Bowyer’s Charlton won their sixth game in a row after beating Fleetwood 3-2 at The Valley. Joe Piggott put the Dons ahead twice, but Matt Smith and then veteran James Coppinger hit back to ensure Rovers left south west London with a point.Oxford climbed off the bottom of the table with a 3-1 win over Rochdale.Elliott Moore netted either side of Olamide Shodipo’s goal, while Dale failed to build on Matty Lund’s penalty three minutes before the break. Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between AFC Wimbledon and Doncaster. – Advertisement – Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Charlton and Fleetwod. 2:00 Plymouth came out on top in a six-goal thriller that saw them beat 10-man Swindon 4-2 at Home Park.Luke Jephcott and Joe Edwards put the hosts 2-0 up inside seven minutes, but Hallam Hope and Anthony Grant ensured it was 2-2 with less than half-an-hour on the clock.Jephcott then added a third for Argyle, before Jonny Smith was sent off for a second bookable offence in first half stoppage-time. Town held firm until the closing stages, when Conor Grant made it 4-2 with a minute to play.Meanwhile, AFC Wimbledon‘s first game at their new Plough Lane home ended all square as they were held to an entertaining 2-2 draw by Doncaster. Leaders Peterborough opened up a three-point gap at the top of the Sky Bet League One table, following a routine 2-0 win over Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium.Jack Taylor put Darren Ferguson’s men ahead three minutes before the break with a 25-yard stunner, before Dan Butler sealed victory just after the hour mark with a thunderbolt of his own to seal victory.- Advertisement – Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Bristol Rovers and Peterborough. Elsewhere, Sullay Kaikai’s second-half goal earned Blackpool a 1-0 win over Wigan, Daniel Udoh scored a 98th-minute equaliser as strugglers Shrewsbury and Burton played out a 1-1 draw at Montgomery Waters Meadow, with John Akinde’s goal enough to earn Gillingham a 1-0 win over Crewe.Northampton and MK Dons played out a dour 0-0 draw at Sixfields. Goals from Ben Purrington and Conor Washington put the Addicks in a commanding lead, but two goals in a minute from Ched Evans put their winning streak under threat. Washington, however, made sure of the victory by scoring a penalty five minutes after the break.Portsmouth‘s John Marquis continued his fine form by scoring two goals in a 3-1 victory over Lincoln at Sincil Bank.The frontman made it seven goals in five games when he netted either side of half-time, before Ronan Curtis added a third to put Pompey in control. Tom Hopper pulled on back for the Imps late on but it proved to be nothing more than a consolation. 1:58 Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Ipswich and Sunderland.
Laetitia Tankwe, adviser to the president of Ircantec’s board of trustees, has become the first representative of a French asset owner to be elected to the current board of directors of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).She beat Renato Proença Lopes, equity director at Brazilian pension fund Previ, by three votes to one of four asset owner positions in the 2018 election, for which voting closed last Friday.Tankwe has been an adviser to Ircantec president Jean-Pierre Costes since June 2018. Ircantec runs €11bn of pension assets for public sector workers.Asset owner PRI signatories also re-elected two incumbent directors: Angela Emslie, independent chair of the board at Australia’s HESTA superannuation fund, and Xander den Uyl, trustee at ABP in the Netherlands. There is also a new investment manager director on the PRI board, after incumbent Sandra Carlisle, senior responsible investment specialist at HSBC Global Asset Management, was defeated by Wendy Cromwell, director of sustainable investment, senior managing director and portfolio manager at Wellington Management. Carlisle was seeking a further term on the board.Runa Alam, co-founding partner and CEO of Development Partners International, also ran for the investment manager position, and was second to Cromwell. Investment manager signatories vote for investment manager candidates, and had one vote each.
According to PGGM, the price of carbon hasn’t risen sufficiently during the past years, said Eloy Lindeijer, head of investments.Under the European emission trading system (ETS) the price of carbon is approximately €25 per ton.PGGM noted that less than half of emissions in Europe are subject to the ETS because several sectors, including international aviation, are excluded.The asset manager fears that, as a result of such a low target, carbon intensive companies won’t disappear, but could simply be taken over by investors that don’t follow sustainable benchmarks.ABP and PGGM further propose that the government creates investment opportunities that contribute to the energy transition, for example through Invest-NL, the government-established agency tasked with supporting innovative companies and projects aimed at an economic and social impact.According to both players, Invest-NL could play a crucial role by covering the riks-baring part of projects. The current carbon emissions trading system is too limited and should be replaced with an extended economy-wide European levy, the Dutch civil service scheme ABP and PGGM, the asset manager for Dutch healthcare pension fund PFZW, have stated.In a roundtable discussion in parliament today, they will argue that extending the system would encourage both consumers and companies to adopt sustainability policies, which would make sustainable investment much more attractive.Geraldine Leegwater, trustee at ABP, is expected to highlight that an improved pricing mechanism is the “most effective way to encourage companies to enhance their efforts for sustainability”.PGGM is to suggest that the Dutch government could counter undesired effects of companies’ dilemmas of having to choose between sustainability targets and shareholders’ pressure for profit, by pricing carbon emissions and other greenhouse gases.
NZ Herald 11 Oct 2012Social Development Minister Paula Bennett Bennett has rejected criticism that the newly released White Paper on Vulnerable Children falls short because it does not address child poverty, saying “poverty is not an excuse to abuse children.”Speaking after launching the White Paper at the Jigsaw Conference in Wellington this morning, Ms Bennett said many people lived in financial hardship who did not abuse their children.“Poverty is not an excuse to abuse your children. This paper was always about the most complex and hardest to reach kids. They need us more than any other children in this country.”Her comments were in response to comments by Labour’s social development spokeswoman Jacinda Ardern and Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei that poverty was the most significant factor in child abuseAbuse forecasterThe Vulnerable Kids Information System will be developed from a “risk predictor” which can assess a child’s chances of abuse before they are even born based on their home life and parental history.It was developed by a team of ethicists, social workers and economists at Auckland University.Associate Professor Rhema Vaithianathan said about 57,000 children were scored to see whether abuse before the age of 5 could be predicted. The results gave the researchers about 131 assessment variables, such as whether the parent was abused, the type of benefit, the partner’s background, and prison history.The plan Database of 30,000 “at-risk” children Who sees it Teachers, social workers, doctors and health workers Criteria 130 risk factors, including whether they live with a known abuser Aim To act as an early alert system to prevent abusehttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10839604Groups have say on child abuse white paperDominion PostNew measures to reduce New Zealand’s appalling rate of child abuse are being welcomed by child advocates but Opposition parties say the Government has failed to address poverty which can exacerbate the risk. Social Development Minister Paula Bennett today launched the White Paper for Vulnerable Children, which is the culmination of four years’ work and consultation with thousands of community groups and parents. The Government plans to establish a database for at-risk children, set up a Child Protect phone line for concerned family, neighbours and friends, and trained professions such as teachers and doctors to recognised the signs of child abuse. The measures stop short of mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse which raised concerns at-risk children would drop out of the system and services would be over-run with notifications. Child advocacy group Jigsaw’s co-chief executives Sally Christie said the measures would help stop children slipping through the net because Government agencies were not sharing information. “The new system will be secure, with passwords and monitoring built in, which will be reassuring for families.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/politics/7801752/Groups-have-say-on-child-abuse-white-paperAdults who pose risk to kids face bansNZ HeraldAdults who have never been convicted of any crime may soon be banned from living or associating with children on the “balance of probabilities” that they may pose a threat. Today’s White Paper on Vulnerable Children says this will be one of “a range of tough new measures targeting people who present a high risk of continuing to hurt children”. A background document says courts will be given powers to impose new “child abuse prevention orders” regulating a wide range of associations with children. “There might also be a condition available to the court to apply a presumption that any future children of the person be removed, if the court is satisfied that the risk posed by the person justifies such a presumption.” The radical change comes in response to frustrations that the current system can remove particular children from an abusive or neglectful parent, but cannot do anything if that parent later has further children or moves into a new relationship unless a new complaint is received.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10839713Child abuse phone line slammed by Greens3 NewsA new phone line for reporting suspected cases of child abuse and neglect is among the proposals in the Government’s white paper on vulnerable children. The line will be run independently from Child, Youth and Family as a one-stop point to triage calls. “Many people are concerned about children but don’t want to call Child, Youth and Family (CYF). This new line will be the first point of contact and ensure the right response,” Social Development Minister Paula Bennett said on Thursday. She said the line would encourage people to seek help for children without feeling they’re creating trouble or bringing authorities into the home.=”_blank” href=”http://ad.nz.doubleclick.net/click%3Bh%3Dv8/3d0b/3/0/%2a/j%3B263510387%3B0-0%3B1%3B25591721%3B4307-300/250%3B50734753/50706621/1%3B%3B%7Esscs%3D%3fhttp://www.four.co.nz/The-Simpsons-Sunday-730pm/tabid/1486/articleID/76273/Default.aspx”><img src=”http://s0.2mdn.net/2784773/SUN_GEN_300X250.gif” width=”300″ height=”250″ border=”0″ galleryimg=”no”></a><a rel=”nofollow” href=”http://ad.nz.doubleclick.net/jump/3news.co.nz/homepage;sz=300×250;ord=123456789?” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://ad.nz.doubleclick.net/ad/3news.co.nz/homepage;sz=300×250;ord=123456789?” width=”300″ height=”250″ border=”0″ alt=”Ad” /></a>Serious reports of concern about the safety of children would still be referred to CYF, but less serious concerns could be triaged and referred to community groups like Barnados.http://www.3news.co.nz/Child-abuse-phone-line-slammed-by-Greens/tabid/1607/articleID/272327/Default.aspx
Loading… The joint WSL and Women’s Championship board has sent various recommendations to the Football Association board to “determine the most appropriate sporting outcome for the season”. An FA statement said the decision came after “overwhelming feedback from clubs” and was made “in the best interest of the women’s game”. It continued: “This will also enable clubs, the Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship board and the FA to plan, prepare and focus on next season when football returns for the 2020-21 campaign.” It means all divisions of women’s football in England have now been cancelled for the 2019-20 campaign. Clubs had been assuming their season would not resume, several sources had told BBC Sport, leaving the 45 remaining fixtures in the WSL WSL – and 36 in the Championship – outstanding. Monday’s joint leagues board meeting came after a formal consultation process with clubs last week. The FA wrote to clubs on Wednesday to seek their formal views on whether to end the season and how to do so. What is still to be decided? Read Also: Ighalo to pen massive deal at Shenhua after Man Utd exit Aston Villa are six points clear of Sheffield United at the top of the second-tier Championship. It is understood no decision has yet been made regarding the conclusion of the Women’s FA Cup, which had reached the quarter-final stage before March’s suspension of elite football in England. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThis Happy Shiba Inu Pics Will Overwhelm You With CutenessThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day6 Unusual Facts About Bollywood, Pollywood And Tollywood7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top The Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship seasons have been ended immediately, with the outcome of the WSL title and promotion and relegation issues still to be decided. Manchester City took 40 points from their 16 matches in this season’s Women’s Super League Manchester City were top of the table when the season was suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, although second-placed Chelsea had a game in hand on the leaders. Reigning champions Arsenal were three points further back in third place. Should final places in the Women’s Super League be decided by an unweighted points-per-game ratio, Chelsea would climb above City to go top. Also still to be confirmed are England’s two representatives to take part in next season’s Women’s Champions League, which, the FA said in their statement, “would be based on sporting merit” from the WSL season. At the foot of the WSL, Liverpool remain in danger of being relegated. The Reds are a point below second-from-bottom Birmingham and have played a game more.
OSHKOSH, Wis. (June 2) – Jeff Schmuhl, in his second full night in the Outlaw Chassis IMCA Stock Car division, started the main event from outside pole and led every lap to record his first career feature win Friday at Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway.A late race caution with two laps left bunched the field but Schmuhl held off defending champion, Travis Van Straten, David Hoerning, Jeremy Christians, Aaron Stolp and Joe White to seal the deal.Other winners of scheduled features were Tony Wedelstadt in the Automotive Supply Co. IMCA Modifieds, Lucas Lamberies in the Don Herman Auto Repair IMCA Northern SportMods and Chris Maas, who topped the Lynn’s Service Center IMCA Sport Compact main with a last-lap pass.Winning make-up features were Eric Scribner in a caution-free Modified contest and Kevin Bethke in the Northern SportMods.The event had 120 cars entered for the evening.
Former England Under-21 international Tomkins made his West Ham debut as an 18-year-old in 2008 after a short loan spell at Derby and has been in the first-team fold at Upton Park ever since. “I think it’s brilliant that the club has shown faith in me and offered me this deal and I’m delighted to sign it,” Tomkins told the club’s official website upon penning his new deal. “I’ve been here since I was seven and this is a long-term deal which is going to take me up until I’m in my thirties, so it’s nice to commit my future here. “It’s been a good season, but it’s still got a little way to go yet and the job is not done. We’ve had a good year so far and we want to continue it. I feel like my performances have come along a lot this year and I am just enjoying playing really.” Despite his broken nose, Tomkins is expected to start at Southampton on Wednesday evening as he is Allardyce’s only fit, experienced centre-half – with stand-in Cheikhou Kouyate likely to be his partner again on the south coast. The deal means Tomkins will remain at the club well beyond their move to the Olympic Stadium – something the Basildon-born defender is relishing. “Being a West Ham fan, I want to spend my future here as it is exciting times with the Olympic Stadium move coming up in 2016,” said the man who made two appearances for Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics. “The club is going in the direction I wanted it to go and I want to be involved in. It’s exciting all-round, for the club and for me. “It’s a good time and this year has been a great step forward. Now we just need to see it out. “I look back at all the times I’ve been in the team, from when I made my debut at 18 years old, and this is as well as we’ve done.” Press Association The 25-year-old, who suffered a broken nose in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United, is a graduate of the fabled West Ham academy and has already made more than 150 appearances for the club. The Hammers confirmed Tomkins’ new contract on Tuesday afternoon, hours after manager Sam Allardyce had hit out at United striker Robin van Persie for elbowing the defender during the weekend’s clash. West Ham defender James Tomkins has signed a new deal with the club that will keep him with the Hammers until 2020, it has been announced.