CVPS wins national award for storm responseSCOTTSDALE, AZ The worst storm in Central Vermont Public Service history brought national acclaim for the company, as CVPS recently received the electric industrys highest honor for emergency response.CVPS President Bob Young was presented the Edison Electric Institutes Emergency Recovery Award for the companys response to the April 2007 noricane, a devastating storm with hurricane-force winds. The company responded to unprecedented damage to its system by more than doubling its workforce overnight and effectively deploying those workers so that the power was back on as quickly as possible, with no injuries to workers or the public, said EEI President Thomas R. Kuhn. CVPSs effort in the face of this devastating storm offers a terrific example of a company bringing all of its resources to bear in order to get the lights back on.In years past, this award has frequently been won by large regional utilities, but your storm response and safety record were remarkable, particularly for a relatively small company, Kuhn said. CVPS orchestrated an extraordinary response to what we hope was an once-in-a-lifetime storm.The April noricane knocked out power to 68,000, or 42 percent, of CVPSs customers. CVPS brought in more than 200 outside line workers to assist the companys 90 line workers, and hundreds of CVPS accountants, lawyers and other employees took on support roles. Repair costs totaled $4.2 million.The EEI Emergency Recovery Award is presented annually. Criteria include the ability to respond swiftly and efficiently, overcome difficult circumstances, utilize unique or innovative techniques, communicate effectively with customers, and restore service promptly. A panel of judges selected CVPS following an international nomination process. The award was presented during EEIs winter CEO meeting January 8, 2008.In more than 20 years at CVPS, Ive never been more proud of our employees, Young said. We faced damage that far exceeded anything wed faced before, yet employees pulled together, executed our storm plan, developed mobile feeding and supply chains, and managed the recovery with extraordinary skill.Weve made extensive improvements in our storm response over the past few years, and it paid off in the noricane, Young said. Employees, at great personal expense, did in five days what would have likely taken two or three times as long if the same storm hit 10 years ago.Young said the award was a tribute to employees and the hundreds of workers who came to CVPSs aid, as well as state and local officials, customers, and local media outlets. The media did a tremendous job informing the public during the recovery, which made our job much easier, Young said. And state and local officials and customers did everything possible to assist us, for which we are extremely grateful.Governor Jim Douglas congratulated the company.Vermonters have a powerful reputation for their dedication to neighbors, whether next door or in the next state. I am proud to see employees of Central Vermont Public Service continue that spirit and service, the governor said. On behalf of all Vermonters, I congratulate CVPS for receiving recognition from the Edison Electric Institute for their recovery efforts, and for rendering assistance to other utilities in their time of need.Chris Gandin, operations manager in Rutland, said the storm showed the employee resolve and commitment he sees daily.Its hard for people to understand all that goes into operating the electrical system in a rural territory like ours, especially when bad weather hits, Gandin said. The storm put the spotlight on people who dedicate themselves to customers every day, so the award will be really meaningful to employees.
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Venezuela makes online speech a minefield. Since the time of the Romans, the transition from republic to one-man rule has always been eased with the co-option of laws. On December 20, the Hugo Chávez-controlled Venezuelan congress passed, and he signed, a law that devolves all power over online content to the executive. The congress coming in soon is much less agreeable to Chávez, hence the speed at which this was hurried through. Mozambique requires mobile phone users to register SIM cards. In the wake of protests over elections in September (organized by text messages), the government issued a “Ministerial decree” that required everyone to register their mobile phones within a month. Only a small percentage of users have done so, so the deadline has been extended to January 7. UK culture minister to ask for power to block porno. Like every spasm of filtering, this too is justified in the immortal words of Reverend Lovejoy’s wife Helen, “Won’t someone please think about the children?!” As long as they don’t think about Orwell. Over 50% of apps steal user info. A Wall Street Journal investigation of “101 popular smartphone apps…showed that 56 transmitted the phone’s unique device ID to other companies without users’ awareness or consent. Forty-seven apps transmitted the phone’s location in some way. Five sent age, gender and other personal details to outsiders.”***If the spirit of Christ is real in any palpable way, and I don’t imagine that it is, it’s in the souls and the blood of the thousands of people trying to keep faith in some hellish pit somewhere, confined for speaking up, speaking out or mouthing off. Try to find a shred of fellow feeling for them some time between your celebrations and your eructations. Or whatever. Shut up. Merry Christmas to all my monsters.SIM card photo by Warrenski | queen photo by Andrew Stawarz | scam photo by Jean Poirrier Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting curt hopkins A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Government#international#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
APTN National NewsWinnpeg’s north end is known for attracting for sex trade workers and their customers, so-called johns who cruise the streets.Now residents in the area are fighting back.One resident is threatening to post license plate numbers of johns on Facebook and YouTube.APTN’s Matt Thordarson has the story.
WR Tweets HIV results – David Clowney has bounced around the NFL, with stops in New York, Carolina, and, currently, Buffalo. He’s had a nondescript career, mostly as a deep reserve receiver, hauling in just 22 total receptions.Well, the 25-year-old finally made headlines — and it had absolutely nothing to do with football. On Tuesday, Clowney fired off a tweet of his HIV test results, which, evidently, he received from his doctors Tuesday, and was unable to contain his excitement.
The world’s anti-doping authorities are launching a focused investigation in Jamaica following allegations that the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission was not testing their own athletes thoroughly.According to The Associated Press:“The world’s anti-doping authority is launching an “extraordinary” audit of Jamaica’s drug-testing agency following allegations that its policing of the island’s sprinting superstars led by Usain Bolt all but collapsed in the months before they dazzled at the London Games.”Since London 2012 though, high-profile Jamaican sprinters including Asafa Powell, Sherone Simpson and Veronica Campbell-Brown have tested positive for banned substances.Former executive director of the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission, Renee Anne Shirley, alleges that athletes were not tested outside of competitions for years leading up to the 2012 Olympics.“There was a period of — and forgive me if I don’t have the number of months right — but maybe five to six months during the beginning part of 2012 where there was no effective operation,” Shirley told The Gleaner. “No testing. There might have been one or two, but there was no testing. So we were worried about it, obviously.”Those allegations didn’t go without push back.A spokesman from the International Association of Athletics Federations insists that Jamaican athletes are not only tested by Jamaican drug testing agencies, but its own out-of-competition testing of the athletes was “robust and comprehensive” with tests carried out at Jamaican training camps.When questioned how much he gets tested, Usain Bolt replied, “Sometimes they will come like six times in one month and then you won’t see them for two months and then they come three times in one week. So I don’t really keep track. I just get drug tested when I do.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Raymond Monpremier Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppA three year sentence handed down to Raymond Monpremier on Friday; the case was shocking as MonPremier is an established businessman and was active in his church. He was charged and convicted of sexually assaulting a young boy.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen warned his Barcelona teammates to not take Real Madrid lightly in Sunday’s El Clasico just because Cristiano Ronaldo is no longer thereLos Blancos’ record goalscorer opted to leave in the summer in favour of a new challenge in Italy with Juventus.In Ronaldo’s absence, Real recently underwent a five-game winless streak and set a new unwanted club record of 482 minutes without a goal.While Julen Loptegui’s side ended their winless drought by beating Viktoria Plzen 2-1 in the Champions League this week, they are not expected to fare well against an in-form Barcelona team.The Catalan giants may not have Lionel Messi available, but they’ve secured convincing wins over Sevilla and Inter Milan over the past week.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…But Ter Stegen feels it would be foolish to underestimate the talent in Real’s squad – even if Ronaldo is no more.“I do not focus on a single player, Madrid have very good players with a lot of individual quality,” Ter Stegen told Club del Deportista.“It’s true Cristiano scored many goals and was a very important player for Real Madrid, so of course you will notice his departure from the club.“We will see how it gets solved in the future. The important thing for us is to concentrate on ourselves to have a spectacular season and, with our great team, be better than all others and achieve objectives.”The German goalkeeper, who recently welcomed the idea of Neymar returning to Barcelona, will likely start in Sunday’s showdown with the game to begin at 16:15 (CEST).