Governor Peter Shumlin announced today that he has tapped Jean O’Sullivan, a long-time Burlington Democrat, to fill the Vermont House of Representatives seat formerly held by Representative Mark Larson, who stepped down in July to serve as head of Department of Vermont Health Access. “I am very pleased to make this announcement today,” Shumlin said. “I was sent three very strong candidates for the post. I believe that Jean brings public service experience that will enable her to hit the ground running at the State House, and she shares my commitment to the issues, particularly on renewable energy and the war on recidivism. She will serve her constituents well.” O’Sullivan’s elected positions include three terms as Burlington Ward Seven City Councilor, two terms as Burlington Justice of the Peace, three terms as Burlington Ward Seven Clerk, and more. In addition, she has served on the Vermont Board of Private Investigators, Board of Optometry and Department of Employment Security Committee to Review Unemployment Compensation. She previously worked at GunnAllen Financial, AG Edwards & Sons, Inc, and Merrill Lynch, and owned a small business. She will be sworn into office when lawmakers return to the State House in January.
On Sunday, 23 July, Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM) will officially put the Sandbank offshore wind farm into operation by organising a public barbecue at the city park Stadtpark in Hamburg. The companies stated the “wind power barbecue” – the conversion of electricity to heat on an electric grill – reflects their aim to make the diverse usage possibilities of climate-friendly electricity of the North Sea more tangible.The green “offshore grill-power” is produced in the middle of the North Sea, 90 kilometres west of the island of Sylt by the 288MW offshore wind farm Sandbank, which comprises 72 wind energy plants of type Siemens SWT-4.0 130.The offshore construction of Sandbank started in summer 2015, with the project fully commissioned in January 2017.In regular operation, the park generates an annual amount of electricity which corresponds to the demand of 400,000 German households. In comparison to conventionally generated electricity, Sandbank annually avoids more than 700,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.Gunnar Groebler, Senior Vice President of Vattenfall and Head of Business Area Wind, states: “It is our ambition to power climate smarter living and to become CO2 free in one generation. Our declared goal is providing customers with climate-friendly solutions. With our wind power barbecue we want to show in which diverse dimension electricity from renewable energy can be used already today.” read more
The Newcastle head coach will go into battle with his West Ham counterpart in the Barclays Premier League almost eight years after they locked horns as international managers when Bilic’s Croatia prevented McClaren’s England from reaching the Euro 2008 finals on an infamous night at Wembley. That rain-soaked evening in November 2007, McClaren, who was later dubbed “the wally with the brolly”, could only look on as his side slipped to a 3-2 home defeat which ultimately cost him his job. Steve McClaren will renew acquaintances with Slaven Bilic on the pitch on Monday evening confident he is a better manager for his experience the last time they met. However, he has since rebuilt his career, principally in Holland, where he guided FC Twente to the Eredivisie title, and believes he is a better manager for what he went through with England. Asked if that Croatia game had changed him, he said: “I hope so, otherwise I would be in trouble. But yes, I think most definitely. “I think we all do, otherwise we have just wasted nearly 10 years of experience doing nothing and not improving, so hopefully, I think so. “He has as well. He has good experience now. It’s difficult coming from a player, the national team and then club, and I think he’s done very well. “But as I say, I have met him. He’s a perfect gentleman and the passion that he shows for his teams, his football, he’s taken that to West Ham and is making them a very good team.” It will not be the first time the two men have met since their fateful encounter at Wembley with the pair having come across each other when Bilic, still in charge of his national team, visited McClaren’s Wolfsburg to run the rule over striker Mario Mandzukic. The Englishman said with a smile: “He came over and that was kind of kiss and make-up, and he’s been very good ever since to me. We have come to know each other and respect each other. “I know a lot of Croatian players, I have had them, and he is typically Croatian a gentleman, passionate about his football and creating wherever he goes very good teams.” Bilic has remarked this week that he may have got the better of McClaren in 2007, but got wet at the same time. The Magpies head coach said: “I hope it stays sunny.” Press Association read more
In addition to the DRS, Kohli also said that India were sloppy in the field. In the 47th over bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kedar Jadhav and Shikhar Dhawan dropped Turner while Rishabh Pant missed a simple stumping off Peter Handscomb when he was on 105. “Crucial (about the stumping chance), we were sloppy in the field and should’ve grabbed our chances. We’ve had two eye-openers in two games. We can’t take anything for granted. We have to work hard and we got to come up with more intensity and passion in the next game to try and win the series,” Kohli remarked. As the game in Mohali progressed, the dew factor turned the course of the game completely. Chahal and Kuldeep finished with combined figures of 20 overs and conceded 144 runs to take just two wickets. To compound Kohli’s woes, Kedar Jadhav, who has been filling as the team’s fifth bowler, was also taken to the cleaners, conceding 44 runs in five overs. Kohli admitted that the team misjudged the conditions. “We have been on the wrong side of the dew twice in two games. It was very difficult to bowl in the end. We had to get the fifth bowler out of the way tonight. If Kedar and Vijay was bowling with the dew, it would’ve been more difficult, so we wanted to get done with it first,” Kohli remarked. The final game of the series will be played in New Delhi on March 13. highlights Ashton Turner blasted 84 off 43 balls in the Mohali ODI.Australia achieved the highest successful chase by a visiting team in ODIs.Australia has not lost an ODI in Mohali since 1996. New Delhi: Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb were building a partnership that had boosted Australia in their chase of 359. On the third ball of the 31st over, Kedar Jadhav trapped Khawaja LBW for 86 and Australia opted for the review. However, replays showed that the ball was going down the leg side and Khawaja survived. As the game progressed, there was another major turning point in the match. In the fourth ball of the 44th over, Turner looked to drive a ball from Yuzvendra Chahal and he missed. There was an appeal for a stumping and a catch. Real Time Snicko showed a mark but umpire Anil Chaudhary signaled a wide which flummoxed Kohli. Turner blasted 62 runs in 3.5 overs as Australia achieved the highest successful chase by a visiting team in ODIs to level the five-match series 2-2. Speaking after the end of the match, Kohli blasted the DRS and raised some questions on it. “DRS call was a bit of surprise for all of us and it’s becoming a more of a talking point every game. It’s just not consistent at all, that was a game-changing moment. The opportunities slipped away and so did the game,” Kohli remarked. The DRS has been a bone of contention for both sides in the ongoing series. In the game in Ranchi, Rohit Sharma was visibly upset when he was given out LBW and it was not overturned by the DRS. In the same game, during Australia’s innings, Aaron Finch was trapped LBW by Kuldeep Yadav for 93 and ball-tracking was not upto the mark, totally misjudging the direction which the ball would spin. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. read more