Governor Douglas Announces First Brownfields Grant

first_imgFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:December 29, 2005Contact: David MaceVermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development(802) 828-5229GOVERNOR DOUGLAS AWARDS OVER $301,000 TO CITY OF MONTPELIER FOR BROWNFIELDS CLEANUP AND HOUSING PILOT PROJECTMONTPELIER Governor Jim Douglas announced over $301,000 in Community Development Program grants to the City of Montpelier, including the first grant designed to help clean up and develop contaminated property.Over half of this amount, $194,336, is the first award of Vermont Community Development Program (VCDP) funds for the Governors Vermont Brownfields Initiative.”I am very excited that these projects will help clean up a contaminated site for redevelopment within the downtown and create much needed affordable housing,” Governor Douglas said.The Vermont Brownfields Initiative was launched in April 2005 to expedite the clean-up and redevelopment of brownfields sites throughout the state.It is a collaboration of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development and the Agency of Natural Resources to bring together expertise in economic and community development as well as technical environmental review to bring forth well planned, properly financed projects that meet the needs of the community.The brownfields project in Montpelier will be using VCDP funds along with $187,933 in leveraged funds to assist in the clean up of hazardous materials found in the soils of property on Stonecutters Way in downtown Montpelier. Redevelopment and reuse of the cleaned-up property within two years is a requirement of the grant.The other award to the City of Montpelier, $106,700, will be used to initiate a pilot program called the One More Home Campaign, which will provide technical assistance and incentive grants to single family homeowners who are interested in adding accessory apartments within their homes or within a detached structure on their lot.The ultimate goal of the pilot program is to increase the stock of affordable housing throughout the city, consistent with the Governor’s Homes For Vermonters draft proposal.Governor Douglas stressed the dedication of community leaders and volunteers who work cooperatively with the State of Vermont to support and improve the quality of life for Vermonters.The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development awards the competitive grants, based on recommendations of the Vermont Community Development Board and approval of Secretary Kevin Dorn.2005 Cycle III Implementation Grants$301,036 City of Montpelier: Grant to fund the One More Home Campaign, a public service program to provide technical assistance to single family homeowners to add accessory apartments to their homes. Grant to remediate brownfield sites at the former Salt Shed and adjacent Turntable Park on Stone Cutters Way. The remediation will enable redevelopment and re-use of both sites.For additional information about the Governors Vermont Brownfields Initiative, please see the Agency of Commerce and Community Development website at: is external). For information about the Vermont Community Development Program, please see the Agency of Commerce and Community Development website at: is external)last_img read more

Indian Premier League Mumbai Indians clinch IPL title for fourth time, beat Chennai Super Kings by one run

first_img New Delhi: Shane Watson had blasted three consecutive sixes off Krunal Pandya to get the equation down to 18 of 12. Quinton de Kock missed a simple wicketkeeping chance and conceded four byes as Chennai Super Kings needed nine off the last over. Lasith Malinga, who had dropped Watson earlier and had a miserable day with the ball so far, was given the task of bowling the last over. Watson was run-out thanks to a superb throw from Krunal Pandya for 80. Chennai Super Kings needed two runs off the last ball and Shardul Thakur was on strike. Malinga, who had a poor IPL till now, produced a slow, dipping yorker which trapped Thakur in front. The celebrations started. Like in 2017, Mumbai Indians held their nerve in the last over and won by one run to clinch the IPL title for a record fourth time in a nerve-tingling IPL final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium at Uppal on Sunday.With this win, Mumbai Indians became the first team to win the title for the fourth time while they inflicted a fourth consecutive loss to Chennai Super Kings in this edition. For MS Dhoni, it was his sixth loss in the final having lost in 2017 at the same venue to the same team while playing for Rising Pune Supergiant. For Chennai Super Kings, this was their fifth loss in the final while Mumbai Indians’ odd run in the IPL continued, having won it in all odd years starting from 2013. highlights It was Watson who had kept Chennai Super Kings in the hunt. At the start, he played the sheet anchor to Faf du Plessis who blasted two fours and a six off Krunal Pandya before he was stumped for 26. The wicket of du Plessis resulted in a period when Watson was scoring freely but Suresh Raina struggled. The left-hander was troubled by the short ball and was given out to a bouncer from Mitchell McClenaghan but was overturned on review. However, after scratching around for 13 balls, Rahul Chahar got his wicket with a sharp leg break for 8.Ambati Rayudu was also undone by a short ball from Jasprit Bumrah but it was the run-out of MS Dhoni that turned the match around. The third umpire took five minutes to make the decision after Ishan Kishan had scored a direct hit at the bowler’s end. Dhoni’s bat was on the line and the third umpire had a close look and after a long interval, giving the skipper the marching orders. Dwayne Bravo scratched around and with the asking rate reaching 12, the game was in Mumbai Indians’ grasp.Bravo broke the shackles by whipping a six off Malinga while Watson responded with three consecutive fours to get the equation down to 38 of 18. Mumbai Indians’ fielding worsened as they missed chances with Rahul Chahar dropping a catch. Like he had done in the 2018 final against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Watson threatened to take the game away from Mumbai Indians but Mumbai Indians showed that they could still hold their nerve in a crucial situation after a rather inconsistent performance with the bat.Rohit Sharma chose to bat and Quinton de Kock took charge by hammering three sixes off Deepak Chahar. However, towards the end of the powerplay, Mumbai Indians lost both de Kock and Rohit and they struggled to build momentum. Chennai Super Kings struck at regular intervals and in the middle overs, Imran Tahir was simply brilliant. With the wicket of Ishan Kishan, Tahir became the leading wicket-taker in the 2019 edition going past Kagiso Rabada.Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya slammed a couple of sixes and in the last over, Mumbai Indians needed Pollard to come up with something special. There was a slight moment of controversy when the umpire refused to give a wide on the third ball bowled by Dwayne Bravo. Pollard, in a moment of anger, stepped right up to the tramline to take the strike and he was warned by the umpires. The warning only fired up Pollard who blasted two fours in the last two balls to boost them to 149/8.The assault by Pollard gave Mumbai Indians something to bowl at and the total proved to be just enough. Just enough for Mumbai Indians to clinch their fourth IPL title. This was the fifth time Chennai Super Kings had lost in the final of IPL.This was the fourth IPL title for Mumbai Indians in five titles.Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings for the fourth time. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Syracuse’s second-straight dominant defensive performance leads to 13-8 win over Cornell

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 9, 2019 at 8:11 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcCleary Drake Porter shrugged his shoulders as he ran off the field at the end of the first quarter. A shot had just bounced off his leg and high into the air, waiting out the buzzer above the ground. He reached the sideline, and Syracuse players slapped his helmet. After 15 minutes, he held the nation’s No. 2 offense to one goal.“The shots I was getting … they were so easy,” Porter said. “It’s not like there were a lot of them, either.”No. 9 Syracuse (7-3, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) had been in this position before, and it capitalized in a 13-8 win over No. 8 Cornell (7-4, 2-2 Ivy). Before each contest, a promo of SU’s greatest moments shows charges down the field, shots from far outside the crease and jumping celebrations of the Orange’s various championship runs. Within the tape, Syracuse’s white throwback jerseys on Tuesday represent the only constant, the only remnant of a changing game the Orange have been forced to adapt to, one that had Syracuse with three losses looking to avoid potentially a fatal blow against the Big Red.But Syracuse’s reality is defined not by jerseys, but by a defensive identity that allowed the Orange to limit two top-five offenses to its lowest scoring totals of its respective seasons in back-to-back weeks. Prior to Tuesday, Cornell had yet to score less than 11 goals in a game so far this season. By controlling the pace and tightening its one-on-one matchups, Syracuse limited it to eight.“For years Syracuse has been played like we played against Cornell,” SU head coach John Desko said. “Teams want to hold the ball — before the shot clock. Now when you get things to your offensive end of the field, you tend to want to force things because you’re in a hurry. The shoe’s been on the other foot, so to speak.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile the game had no impact on its conference standing, the win avoided the precarious situation of a second nonconference loss. Searching for an at-large bid, the victory diminished SU’s shocking season-opening loss to Colgate.The pregame talk circulated much around the matchups SU would employ against the Big Red’s offense, averaging 15.9 points per contest. As expected, the Orange placed top defender Nick Mellen on Cornell’s point-leader Jeff Teat and rotated short-stick defenders and long poles on the Big Red’s other attack. Mellen immediately flashed to the left-handed Teat’s strong side, a nugget he picked up from two prior matchups with Teat.Syracuse opened the the scoring, then added two more to establish its lead. But Teat flashed his distribution skills on CU’s first goal. SU adjusted, though. The Orange’s short-stick defensive midfielders and defenders rarely left shooters unattended. While the first slide is often clean, Mellen said, Syracuse better executed its second and third slides, and the normally patient CU offense reverted to the inverse strategy and forced shots toward the goal. Big Red head coach Peter Milliman said CU works best when it holds the ball for nearly a minute with no shot and gets one try each possession. But Cornell got “apprehensive,” Milliman said and took the open chances it was given. “They couldn’t really find any gaps and openings,” Mellen said. “We were just suffocating them the whole game.”The remaining play consisted of a defensive clinic from Syracuse: Peter Dearth hawked a shot out of the air, Porter saved open shots and shots in tight space and Mellen bumped Teat outside the crease and force the elite passer to throw the ball into his stick on a rotation. As Cornell threatened at times, Mellen inched toward the goal, but checked back over his shoulder every few seconds to keep Teat in sight. Teat’s assist in the first quarter was his only point of the half — the first of just two in the game.On the other end, Syracuse camped behind the goal, waited for an opening and darted in front. It fired in multiple goals fading away from the cage after draining the shot clock. Cornell, looking to come back from a deficit, took shots early. The game plan kept the ball on the offensive side of the field and took the strategy Cornell had practiced in the week leading up to the matchup and swept it beneath them.“When they were down, we tried to push a little bit more: force some shots,” Milliman said. “And that was a tough one for us. Because it doesn’t work well for us.”Following Bradley Voigt’s goal that pushed the Syracuse lead to five, the senior turned to the sideline and boasted to a row of crimson statues. Some barked back, but there was little Cornell could do to respond, little answer to the game plan the Orange had set in place. The free-flowing, assist-heavy offense that had led Cornell to some of the best offensive performances in the nation was halted. And Syracuse found comfort in its identity.“We wanted to make their offense watch as much as we could,” Desko said. “And we did.” Commentslast_img read more