Burlington, Monday, February 7, 2005 – City Market, Onion River Coop presented the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) with a large check in the amount of $3,719 from funds raised through the sale of Christmas trees this past holiday season.$222 of the money raised was matched through a new Neighbor to Neighbor program through Shurfine, a conventional grocery supplier to City Market. Shurfine gives City Market credit, which accrues over time. City Market can then use the money as matching funds for their own efforts. The Trees for COTS project meets the criteria for the matching funds program.Cumulatively, over the past 7 years, City Market has raised a total of $15,780 for COTS, through the Trees for COTS program. All proceeds are used to provide shelter and services to Vermonts homeless families and individuals.ADDITIONAL NOTES:City Market is searching for a new tree farmer for the Trees for COTS program for more information, please contact Jodi Harrington, City Market, 863-3659Since 1982 COTS has been providing emergency shelter, services, and housing for people who are without homes or who are marginally housed. Each year COTS serves 1,600 homeless children, women and men through nine locations in Burlington, VT.WHO COTS SERVED IN 2004:” Waystation: 487 people served, 9,589 bednights Average of 29 per night” Daystation: 781 people served, 19,149 sign-ins Average of 52 per day” Case Management Services provided service to 675 individuals” Family Shelters and Family Services (includes all people who stayed in shelters and people not in shelter who worked with our case managers): 137 families for a total of 411 persons (adults and children).” COTS housed 56 families and 86 individuals in 2004.###
Sterling suffers ‘small’ injuryRaheem Sterling suffered a “small” injury ahead of England’s Nations League game away to Belgium on Sunday, with Gareth Southgate saying he is hopeful the forward will be fit “by the end of the week”.Speaking ahead of kick-off, Southgate said: “Raheem felt something a couple of days ago and didn’t train on Friday as a precaution.“He started training yesterday and wasn’t really happy with it. We have discussed it and it isn’t one to take a chance on.“I think he will be fine by the end of the week, but the games for us just came too quickly.Manchester City will be hopeful that Sterling recovers in time for their clash with Tottenham on Saturday – live on Sky Sports – as they bid to make up the five-point gap between them and Jose Mourinho’s side in the Premier League. 5:19 Kevin De Bruyne says he wants to stay at Manchester City after revealing he is in talks with the club over a new contract.The 29-year-old confirmed the news after helping Belgium to a 2-0 win over England in the Nations League on Sunday night.- Advertisement – Highlights of the Nations League Group A2 match between Belgium and England – Advertisement – De Bruyne – whose current contract expires in 2023 – joined City from Wolfsburg in 2015 and has gone on to make 232 appearances for the club.He admitted earlier this year that he would be forced to consider his future at the Etihad Stadium if City’s two-year ban from European competition was upheld.However, City successfully overturned the ban ahead of the 2020/21 campaign, allowing them to compete in this season’s Champions League. – Advertisement – Speaking to Belgian TV station VTM Nieuws, De Bruyne said: “I am at a good club [with] good owners.“We are a bit in talks – not advanced. At the moment I am doing the talks myself.“I would like to stay with the club, so it’s easy. If I didn’t want to stay, it would take someone to mediate. But when you want to stay, it’s not so difficult.”- Advertisement –
Rodgers added: “I just have to protect him. I didn’t mention burnout at all. What I know is that if he never kicks a ball for the rest of the season, he has had an outstanding season. “I don’t know of another 17-year-old who had the impact he had in one of the top five leagues in the world. “He is getting to a period where he will need a rest, mentally as well as physically.” With the league match against Swansea brought forward because of the Welsh club’s involvement in the Capital One Cup final last weekend, Liverpool have had a period of inactivity. The original plan was to head out to Dubai for some warm-weather training and recuperation but that was shelved after the side’s FA Cup exit to League One Oldham last month. Rodgers has still used the hiatus effectively, though, giving the players a much-needed break and doing some scouting. “I gave the players a couple of days to recover because we had a real busy schedule of games,” he added. “The staff we went out watching games. I went to Reading and went abroad to watch a game.” Raheem Sterling is in need of a break but Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers denied suggestions the teenager’s dip in form is down to burnout. Press Association The forward, who signed a new long-term deal soon after his 18th birthday in December, has lost the sparkle which made him an instant hit at the beginning of the season. He has also lost his first-team place, turning out for the Under-21s on Monday night after being benched for the seniors for the last two league matches having been an virtual ever-present in the first half of the campaign. Rodgers said a drop off in performance was to be expected but denied the youngster had been pushed too hard, too soon. He said: “This is a real tough league for an experienced player so it is no surprise that for a young kid that happens to him.”
Share FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Related Articles Submit GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile August 25, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Share StumbleUpon FTSE gambling group GVC Holdings has this morning issued a market filing, confirming that it has gained access to a €200 million ‘class b’ first-lien term loan.The € debt transaction has been processed through GVC’s operational subsidiary – ‘GVC Holdings Gibraltar Limited’.In its market filing, GVC governance details that the loan has been structured under ‘net leverage neutral terms’, with the company undertaking the transaction to better align its debt capacity handling ‘the evolving currency mix of the business post the UK’s Triennial Review’ judgement.Once secured, GVC will utilise proceeds from the transaction to repay an existing £275 million first-lien term loan transaction sanctioned on March 2017, of which the FTSE firm reports that £175 million remains outstanding.Publishing its H1 2019 interim results this August, GVC Holdings maintains its corporate debt at £1.9 billion, representing a debt leverage ratio of 2.6X held over a year to date basis.In its H1 2019 trading update, GVC informs that its corporate debt ratio will increase to 2.9x by the end of 2019 trading, as the company absorbs further Triennial Review impacts.GVC has reduced the firm’s debt leverage by approximately 0.5% per annum in subsequent years, underlining that the “highly cash generative nature of the business supports a commitment to double-digit annual dividend growth, and gives us the financial flexibility to pay down debt, or continue to grow the business through M&A”.