Governor Jim Douglas today announced the appointments of Robert P. Gerety, Jr. of White River Junction, Robert A. Mello of South Burlington and Timothy B. Tomasi of Montpelier to serve on the Superior Court.‘These three individuals are respected among their peers and bring experience, commitment and a clear understanding of the law to the bench,’ said Governor Douglas. ‘I am pleased to make these appointments today and thank each for their service to Vermont.’Robert P. Gerety, Jr. is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and Vermont Law School. He has been in private practice since clerking in Vermont Superior Court in the early 1980’s. Since 1996, Gerety has operated his own law practice in White River Junction and currently serves as the chair of the Vermont Judicial Conduct Board.Robert A. Mello is a graduate of Saint John’s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts and Boston College Law School. He has managed his own law firm for the past 25 years. He formerly served in state government as a Special Counsel at the Public Service Board and General Counsel to the Department of Banking, Insurance & Securities in the 1970’s.Timothy B. Tomasi is a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Law School. He currently serves as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Vermont District. Tomasi previously served in the Office of Vermont Attorney General from 1994 to 2007, serving as Chief of the Civil Division from 1999 to 2007.Source: Montpelier 11/12/2010 governor’s office
France to build 1GW of new wind capacity off the Normandy coast FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:France wants to construct a wind farm off the coast of Normandy as the nuclear-dependent nation moves to expand power generation from renewable sources, the energy ministry said on Monday.The planned 1-gigawatt (GW) wind farm could have up to 80 wind turbines of around 12 megawatts each, in an area where wind conditions and the seabed are very favorable for offshore wind power at a competitive price, the ministry said in statement.France is racing to boost the share of renewable generation capacity in its energy mix and reduce its dependence on nuclear energy. It plans to shut down old nuclear plants and will phase out coal-fired generation to curb greenhouse gas emissions.The ministry said it plans to boost the share of renewables in the French energy mix to around 40% by 2030. Nuclear power from its 58 reactors currently covers around 75% of French electricity needs.Although France has one of Europe’s biggest coastlines with good wind speeds for viable wind farm projects, it is lagging its European peers in developing offshore wind projects. The government announced in June that it will double its target for developing offshore wind projects to 1 GW per year from 500 MW. It currently has no offshore wind farm in operation.More: France plans new 1 GW offshore wind farm in Normandy
After the seasonal prices that were in force from July 1 to September 30 and related to motorcycles and personal vehicles (groups IA and I), from October 1 (from midnight from Friday to Saturday) for motorcycles and personal vehicles toll prices off-season toll prices are applied on motorways managed by Hrvatske autoceste doo (HAC) and Autoceste Rijeka-Zagreb (ARZ).The modality of seasonal prices for motorcycles and personal vehicles was introduced according to the recommendations and guidelines of the World Bank as part of business and financial restructuring, HAC points out, adding that the application of this measure did not lead to a drop in traffic on motorways. this year the number of vehicles increased by 8%, as a result of which the revenue from tolls increased by 5,58% compared to last year.The positive results of these measures affect the improvement of the company’s liquidity and the repayment of part of the loan from its own funds, and thus relatively less borrowing, HAC concludes.
By triumphing over the favored Legia from Warsaw, football players of Lech from Poznan took the top position in the league for the champion of Poland-Ekstraklasa. The hero of the winning team from Poznan was the goalkeeper Jasmin Burić.“We are happy because we won against the eternal rivals. By the end of the championship, six matches remained, in which anything is possible. In every match we will certainly do our best. The most important will be to welcome each match with cool head and with as little pressure as possible. We no longer have to think about the other clubs, but only about ourselves. The triumph of the Legia Warsaw gave us a lot of confidence “, said Burić for Polish media.In the next round, Lech welcomes Jagiellonia. This match is scheduled for Sunday, May 17th.(Source: klix.ba/ photo eurosport)
Terry McLaurin and Chris Godwin have quickly become “must-starts” this season, but with “questionable” tags heading into Week 4, fantasy football owners will need to see the final injury updates before locking them into their lineups. The same goes for Julian Edelman, whose active/inactive status is also up in the air this week. At least we know T.Y. Hilton will be out because of his “doubtful” tag…right?We’ll have updates right here throughout the morning and afternoon, so check back or follow us on Twitter (@SN_Fantasy). For the latest on injuries to Matthew Stafford, Mark Andrews, and Trey Burton, click here; for updates on injured RBs Devin Singletary, Rex Burkhead, and Rashaad Penny, go here; for Melvin Gordon’s Week 4 status, check here; and for Week 4 weather updates, click here. WEEK 4 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIs Terry McLaurin playing Week 4?UPDATE 2: McLaurin is officially OUT. UPDATE: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports the Redskins are “optimistic” McLaurin will play.https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/1178222127729827840McLaurin missed practiced on Friday after injuring his hamstring in practice on Thursday, but Redskins beat writer JP Finlay said he expects McLaurin to suit up against the Giants. Finlay described McLaurin’s hamstring issues as “minor” and said his absence from Friday’s practice was merely “precautionary.”As long as McLaurin is active, he should be in fantasy lineups. He’s been on fire to start the season, and the Giants are allowing the second-most fantasy points to WRs this year. If McLaurin is a surprise scratch, Paul Richardson and Trey Quinn would both get big bumps in value.WEEK 4 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endJulian Edelman injury updateUPDATE 2: Edelman is officially ACTIVE.UPDATE: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports Edelman is expected to play but it will “hinge on how he feels” in pregame warmups.After reporting earlier in the week that Edelman (chest) “wasn’t a lock” to suit up Sunday against the Bills, NFL Network’s Michael Giardi said Saturday that Edelman is expected to play in Week 4.You never know what’s going to happen with the Patriots, so don’t lock Edelman into your lineup until the final injury report is released, but for now, it looks like he’ll once against be a solid WR2 in standard leagues and borderline WR1 in PPR formats. If he’s out, Phillip Dorsett and Jakobi Meyers would likely see the biggest upticks in targets.WEEK 4 DFS LINEUPS:DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPIs Chris Godwin playing in Week 4? UPDATE 2: Godwin is officially ACTIVE.UPDATE: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports the “plan” is for Godwin to play in Week 4.Godwin (hip) managed to return to practice on Friday, but he will be a game-time decision ahead of Week 4’s game against the Rams, according to coach Bruce Arians. However, Arians did add on Friday that he was “encouraged” by what he saw from Godwin in practice. The popular preseason sleeper lived up to the hype in Weeks 1 and 2, but a disappointing Week 3 and tough Week 4 matchup has him on the start ’em, sit ’em bubble even if he’s active. Most fantasy owners will stick with him, if for no other reason than the potential for garbage-time yards, but Godwin is an obvious risk this week. O.J. Howard could see a bump in targets if Godwin is out, and Breshad Perriman would likely see Godwin’s share of WR snaps. Because Godwin plays in a game that doesn’t kick off until 4:05 p.m. ET, those planning to play him should have a backup available from the late-afternoon/prime-time games.MORE WEEK 4 DFS: Top values | Stacks | Lineup Builder T.Y. Hilton injury updateUPDATE: Hilton is offically OUT.Hilton (quad) didn’t practice all week and is listed as “doubtful” for Sunday’s game against the Raiders. Hilton hinted that he might try to tough it out, but it’s highly unusual for a “doubtful” player to wind up playing.Hilton’s absence creates a giant question mark in the Colts’ receiving game. Zach Pascal, Parris Campbell, Deon Cain, and Chester Rogers will all vie for snaps and targets, but even in a favorable matchup, none can be trusted in fantasy lineups. You can take a shot with some of them in DFS tournaments, but that’s about it.
But the legacy of Al Kaline is summarized far better by his Mr. Tiger monicker. It encompasses all of his well-earned honors on the field, but more so, what he meant to the city of Detroit. He made his debut for the Tigers as an 18-year-old kid near the end of the 1953 season without a minor league game under his belt, meaning he never stepped foot on a professional diamond as a member of any other team.Kaline finished third on the 1954 Rookie of the Year ballot. The next year, at the age of 20, he was the MVP runner-up, and he finished third the year after that. He stood out beyond the traditional measures, too. He walked 257 more times than he struck out and was a rare player known as much for his glove as his bat. Right field at Comerica Park is immortalized as “Kaline’s corner.” He never won MVP, didn’t end his career with a .300 average or hit 400 home runs. He never even hit 30 home runs in a season. But while he wasn’t in the spotlight like Mickey Mantle or Willie Mays, he nonetheless became baseball royalty as a humble kid from Baltimore who focused on effort, discipline and defense. He was Mr. Tiger.Baseball community react to the passing of Al Kaline Baseball legend Al Kaline, considered “Mr. Tiger” for his profound impact on Detroit baseball, died Monday at the age of 85.Kaline’s Hall of Fame career began in 1953 and spanned 22 big league seasons all spent with the Tigers. His resume pops: 15 All-Star game appearances, 10 Gold Gloves and four top-five MVP finishes. The statistics are eye-catching, too: 3,007 hits, 399 home runs and a .297 career average.