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Chittenden Bank Helps Local Families by Donating $2,000 to the Burlington Children’s Space

first_imgChittenden Bank Helps Local Families byDonating $2,000 to the Burlington Children’s SpaceBurlington, VT The quality childcare and early educational development programs provided by the Burlington Children’s Space (BCS) help children and their families grow and thrive within their community. As the organization enters its 25th year of service, BCS is seeking additional support to supplement the tuition for families who do not qualify due to the freezes placed on the subsidy program. A sliding scale for tuition was adjusted this fall to create additional relief to families impacted by the freeze. BCS has agreed to reserve 21 spots for families receiving state subsides for tuition, and maintain 15 preschool spots for a collaboration supporting Head Start Eligible families. The additional funding is critical for children who come from households that lack access to resources as basic as parents who read to them, play-related learning experiences, and the books, tools, and activities needed to stimulate intellectual and physical growth.”At Chittenden Bank, we understand the need to provide quality childcare for families that otherwise would not have an option. We are pleased to give a $2,000 donation to support the efforts of BCS,” said Kathy Schirling, Senior Vice President at Chittenden Bank.BCS Director Sarah Adams-Kollitz said, “We were very impressed with Chittenden Bank’s decision to fund essential services to some of the communitys most vulnerable citizens.””Affordable high quality child care is an essential service: a link to financial stability for parents who work or attend school, a source of learning and inspiration for young children, as well as a place where parents can seek additional support in times of need. Because of community support like this gift from the Chittenden Bank we are able to offer parents a sliding scale for tuition (the only one in the county), for which parents are extremely grateful,” explained Adams-Kollitz. One parent said, “If it were not for all the dear hearts at BCS I would not be able to put my energy into my new business and help it get off the ground. Literally, BCS is helping me achieve my life long dream!”Burlington Children’s SpaceHealthy, inquisitive, joyful children are a sign of a healthy society and something a community can take pride in. Children from all economic sectors are provided with care and early education of the highest quality. The BCS has been serving the community for over 25 years, for more information please call the McClure Multi-Generational Center at 802-658-1500.About Chittenden BankChittenden Bank has proudly served businesses and individuals statewide for more than 100 years. With assets greater than $3.3 billion and 47 offices located throughout the state, Chittenden is dedicated to meeting the financial needs of Vermonters at every stage of life. Chittenden Bank is a subsidiary of People’s United Bank headquartered in Bridgeport, Connecticut with assets of over $21 billion. For more information please visit www.chittenden.com(link is external) or call the Customer Service Center at 800-545-2236.-###-last_img read more

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UN Security Council halts meetings due to coronavirus epidemic

first_img“Council members will maintain communication and consultation on issues on the agenda with a view to taking necessary actions as needed to fulfill the Council’s mandate,” a spokesperson for the mission said in a statement.UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told journalists that a positive COVID-19 case had been identified among staff at the organization’s Secretariat in New York, after a Philippines diplomat was reported infected last week.The United Nations building remains open and Secretary General Antonio Guterres was in his office on Monday, Dujarric said.But he added that the number of people entering the building in New York city has shrunk to around 900 people per day, down from a daily average of several thousand. The UN Security Council called off its two remaining meetings for the week on Monday due to the coronavirus crisis.After the earlier cancellation of the meeting planned for Tuesday, the Security Council was planning to discuss the situation in Sudan’s Darfur region and hold a multilateralism meeting on Thursday.The council was “still functioning” despite abandoning its remaining sessions for the week, said the Chinese mission, which holds this month’s rotating presidency of the body. Topics :last_img read more

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Union County Commissioners Approve New Ambulance Service

first_imgSt. Clair EMS will expand services to Union County September 20. (Image: Facebook)UNION COUNTY – Ambulance service in Union County will officially change September 20.County commissioners approved the bid by St. Clair EMS of Connersville, according to the Liberty Herald.St. Clair EMS is a family-run service and has provided emergency and non-emergency transportation services to the Connersville area.Commissioners approved the bid at approximately $200,000 a year, and a monthly rate around $16,600.The newspaper reports it was the lowest of three bids received by commissioners. The ambulance provider will assume services in Union County effective September 20.The county was in need of a new ambulance service after Rural/Metro announced in August the company would halt services in all but one Indiana community.Commissioners will fund St. Clair EMS approximately $27,750 for start-up costs and ten days in September.last_img read more

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QPR launches new lottery in partnership with 505 Central and BD Sport Group

first_img Related Articles SBC news network grows with Lottery Daily launch April 23, 2020 Share StumbleUpon SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica’s Land-Based 2.0 track to focus on casinos, lotteries & payments June 11, 2020 QPR has announced that in partnership with 505 Central and BD Sport Group, it will launch its  new look Hoops Lottery against Burton Albion at Loftus Road this Saturday. The lottery will give QPR fans an opportunity to win cash prizes at all home games this season. Supporters will be able to enter the lottery, by picking up tickets from sellers around the stadium before the game and at half-time, the London club has also announced that all proceeds from the lottery will  go towards the club’s charity QPR in the Community Trust.The new digital raffle fundraising platform allows multiple entries with only one ticket – so for example, you can have 20 entries for £10.As part of the partnership, QPR will become the fifth English Football League club to have a lottery provided by 5050 Central, as the group looks to expand its UK footprint through the BD Sport Group. Tony Warwick, BD Sport Group’s joint managing director, said: “5050 Central and BD Sport are proud to be providing QPR and QPR in the Community Trust with this 5050 fundraising technology that will in turn translate into increased funding to support their initiatives.”The news follows on from William Hill entering into a two year partnership with BD Sport earlier in the month, which saw BD Sport successfully provide an in stadia betting experience to supporters of numerous Premier League and Football League clubs in England. Submit QPR names Football Index as new shirt sponsor August 21, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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Alexander: Will Dodgers’ Max Muncy receive an All-Star invitation?

first_img“The 50 at-bat mark,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “Just the way he handled some early struggles and didn’t panic and kept getting opportunities. Some were starts, some off the bench, but the at-bat quality remained consistent.“ … I think that early on he was swinging at balls down below the zone. Then there was some hard contact for outs. Then (a few) weeks in, some hits started falling for him and he started to gain some confidence. For me, it turned when I saw him against left-handed pitching. A couple of times when I didn’t hit for him, he stuck his nose in there and had some really good at-bats and (earned) some more opportunities. At that point in time, I felt he was going to be a guy that could really help us.”And when did Roberts get the idea he could be All-Star quality?“The last couple of weeks he has really shown that he’s worthy of an All-Star selection,” the manager said.Since Roberts is the National League manager and will have some say in replacements for players who withdraw with injuries, Muncy probably shouldn’t be making any unbreakable plans for July 17.jalexander@scng.com@Jim_Alexander on Twitter Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco ANAHEIM — Max Muncy, All-Star.Who would have imagined that even a month ago?There’s no certainty, of course, that the Dodgers’ latest out-of-nowhere sensation will be in Washington D.C. a week from Tuesday for the Midsummer Classic. The rosters will be announced Sunday at 4 p.m. in a made-for-ESPN special. Muncy, called up by the Dodgers on April 17, was not listed in the top five at any position in the fan balloting, partly because he wasn’t on the ballot and partly because fans who might be inclined to vote for him probably would have trouble figuring out his position.He started at first base Friday night against the Angels. He has played second, third and the outfield, and he had five different fielder’s gloves in his locker in the Big A visitor’s clubhouse. “Short step, quick hands: That’s the thing he always preached,” Muncy said Friday. “Stay through the middle of the field, that was the other biggest thing he preached, and those have always stuck with me to this day.”The tweaks, he said, were “15 or 20 mechanical changes that ended up being one big change,” enabling him to get in better position to get to the pitch he wanted to attack. It took him about halfway through last season in the PCL to get comfortable to the point where that new approach became second nature.The other adjustment was mental.“I kind of lost confidence in myself as a player in 2015-16,” he said. “I didn’t think I was as good as I should have been. You start (experiencing) failure and you don’t know if you’re as good as you thought you were. … Last year was kind of a chance for me to just regroup and recover, to focus on myself and not worry about getting called up or anything. I just focused on baseball, remembering how much I love the game and how much I like playing it.”Having it possibly taken away can be a reality check. When the A’s released him, and before the Dodgers called, he was ready to go back to Baylor and work toward a business degree.Even when he was called up this April, swapping places with infielder Breyvic Valera, it seemed a minor transaction, given his .195 career average in 96 big league games.When did it become apparent this was sustainable?Related Articlescenter_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire That’s his Sunday bag, so to speak. “In my locker at home I’ve got 12 or 13, probably,” he said. “Got ’em for four positions, and then the backups. And there’s certain gloves you like more than others.”But why are we talking about his gloves? If he is to be a first-time All-Star – which would have to be either as a reserve, by a vote of the players, or in next week’s fan vote for the final spot on the roster – it will be because of his bat, and the damage he has done with it.He entered Friday 38 plate appearances short of the 3.1-per-game required to qualify for the official stats. But the numbers are eye-popping: A 1.060 OPS, thanks to a .419 on-base percentage and .640 slugging percentage; 20 home runs, 38 RBIs, eight doubles and 39 runs scored in his 64 games. His home run rate of one per 9.45 at-bats is the best in baseball for players with a minimum 200 at-bats, according to Stats LLC, while his walk rate (one per 5.24 plate appearances) is second only to Mike Trout.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Remember, this is a player who was invited to spring training this year as a non-roster player. He was without a job in baseball last April, released by Oakland just before opening day. The Dodgers signed him to a Triple-A contract April 25, with General Manager Farhan Zaidi – an A’s employee when Muncy was drafted – having seen enough to figure he warranted a look.Muncy, 27, showed signs of this breakout last year at Oklahoma City, with 12 homers, 44 RBIs, a .306 average and .905 OPS in 109 games in the Pacific Coast League. He’d retooled his swing under the guidance of his father, Lee, a geologist who now might be tempted to offer his services as a hitting instructor, too. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies last_img read more

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