IBM Joins Vermont Energy Partnership

first_imgIBM Joins Vermont Energy PartnershipVermont’s Largest Employer Concerned About State’s Energy FutureIBM, Vermont’s largest employer, has joined the Vermont EnergyPartnership, a recently launched sizable and diverse coalition working toensure that Vermont has reliable, affordable, and clean electricity.The Vermont Energy Partnership, a recently-launched coalition of business, labor, and community leaders dedicated to ensuring that Vermont has reliable, affordable, and clean electricity, announced today that IBM has joined the organization. With this addition, the Partnership, which was formally launched on January 31, now has 25 members. “The two key questions that should be asked about our power system are the ones most often ignored, ‘Will the lights go out and can we afford the bill?,'” said John O’Kane, government relations manager for IBM.”This is an issue that goes to the heart of preserving jobs and Vermont’squality of life. We need to take steps now to improve the cost andreliability of Vermont’s electricity supply. In doing so, we will be ableto make the state’s electricity costs more competitive for residents andbusineses, and attract companies to expand and re-locate to Vermont,” saidMr. O’Kane. Former Governor Tom Salmon, a founding member of the Vermont Energy Partnership said, “IBM gets it. They understand that Vermont is at a critical crossroads. We can come together and address electricity issues now and help to ensure a promising future, or we can continue to neglect this exceedingly important public policy issue and invite potential calamity,” said Governor Salmon. Founded in 2005, the Vermont Energy Partnership ( is external) ) is a diverse group of business, labor, and community leaders working to ensure that Vermont has reliable, affordable, and clean electricity, which is essential to maintaining the state’s quality of life and future prosperity. The Vermont Energy Partnership recognizes that it is imperative to address Vermont’s tremendous electricity challenges today, so that Vermont stays a great place to live and work.- 30 –last_img read more

Stoke assistant Mark Bowen: Potters are hurting after Leicester game

first_img “Fulham has never been an easy place to go and we have got to really be at it to get a result. “I would imagine there would be one or two fresh faces coming in but Mark tries to go as strong as possible through every single game he plays. We realise the importance of this. “The crowd here are desperate for a good cup run and that’s hopefully what we will give them.” Stoke will assess the condition of forward Bojan Krkic after his goalscoring return to the starting line-up against Leicester. The Spaniard is still working his way back to full fitness after suffering a serious knee injury in January. Bowen said: “We are all delighted to see Bojan coming back and playing the part he did, and the icing on the cake was to get his goal. “He will be wanting to kick every ball and play every minute now but he spent a lot of time out. We will just have to assess how he goes.” Aside from a penalty shoot-out success at Luton in the second round of the Capital One Cup, Mark Hughes’ side have not won since they thrashed Liverpool 6-1 on the final day of last season. Hughes’ number two Bowen, speaking at a press conference to preview Tuesday’s League Cup third-round trip to Fulham, said: “When you are 2-0 up in the Premier League you expect to go on and win the game but we were punished for two individual mistakes. “It is a bitter pill to swallow. For the majority of the game we played some terrific stuff. It is Monday morning and it is a feeling of frustration. “You would be stupid not to be concerned about it. We have got to win games and get points on the board. “But we have been in situations like this before. The sooner we get points the better but we are a decent side.” Even in their only recent victory, Stoke were almost caught out by Luton. Bowen has warned there can be no room for complacency as Stoke travel to Craven Cottage. Bowen, who worked at Fulham under Hughes in the 2010-11 season, said: “We had an awakener in the last round against Luton. “Maybe on the night we thought it might be easier than it was and possibly caught a cold. Hopefully that will be in the players’ heads tomorrow. Stoke are still smarting from their latest failure to secure a win, assistant boss Mark Bowen has admitted. Press Association The Potters have made a dismal start to the new campaign and have not yet won a match inside the regulation 90 minutes. They finally looked to be up and running on Saturday but surrendered a two-goal lead against Leicester at the Britannia Stadium and had to settle for a 2-2 draw in the Barclays Premier League. last_img read more

Magic, Pelinka meet with Lakers players

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersClarkson’s conversation covered the state of the team and his own development. He started at point guard for the past two games, and he said Pelinka and Johnson talked to him about becoming more vocal. Clarkson conceded the process has been “work” since he’s “always not been the most talkative guy.” But with coach Luke Walton lamenting how the team lacks trust and communication during moments of adversity, Clarkson vowed to be more assertive than usual.“Talk and communicate; that’s where I feel like we lack sometimes because we’re young,” Clarkson said. “You feel like you’re also doing something wrong, so you don’t want to speak up. We have to step out of our comfort zone and start to do that.”The Lakers failed to do that against Houston, giving up an eight-point third-quarter deficit to balloon in the fourth quarter when the Rockets outscored them 45-26. Following the loss, Walton delivered an unprintable and undisclosed message to his players. He sounded more upbeat Thursday, noting he felt in better spirits after sleeping and having his morning coffee.Walton acknowledged sympathy for his players dealing with frequent lineup changes and the recent overhaul of the front office, but he stressed that he wants the team’s young core to have a “by committee” approach toward ensuring better effort during tough times.“We don’t have that one alpha yet or All-Star type of guy to really calm us down when adversity hits,” Walton said. “We’ll keep pointing it out and showing it on film to encourage our guys to step up and do things like that and recognize when those times are. We’ll get there.” EL SEGUNDO >> Magic Johnson watched attentively from the perch that oversees the Lakers’ practice court on Thursday, likely with many opinions the day after their latest lopsided loss, a 139-100 humiliation in Houston.Once practice was over, Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka headed to the court and shared some of their observations, conducting individual feedback sessions with D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Brandon Ingram, Ivica Zubac, Tarik Black, David Nwaba and Timofey Mozgov.Johnson, the president of basketball operations, and Pelinka had plenty to say to the Lakers (20-48), who go into Friday’s home game against the Milwaukee Bucks (33-34) having lost three consecutive games and 10 of 11.“It’s really cool,” Clarkson said. “It’s good for us being able to talk to them and pick their brains as well and having that open-door presence.” Throughout the process, Walton, Johnson and Pelinka said they likely will continue to provide feedback over the season’s final month. Zubac discussed his offseason plans with Pelinka and Johnson, a schedule that will include a brief rest before training extensively in Los Angeles.“It’s good to know what other people around the team think,” Zubac said. “It’s great to know what Luke thinks and what everybody on the staff thinks. That’s the way I can improve.”Mulling decisionWalton said he remains undecided what his starting lineup will be against Milwaukee after bringing Russell off the bench in the past two games. Shooting guard Nick Young, who started against Houston, is listed as probable after spraining the left ringer of his left (non-shooting) hand.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more


first_imgA MAN has died in a road crash close to the Border today.The PSNI said the motorist died following a crash in the early hours of this morning on the Tullychurry Road, Belleek.The road at the scene of the incident was closed around 5.40am. Diversions are in place at present and motorists are advised to take an alternative route. ROAD CLOSED AFTER MAN DIES IN CRASH was last modified: January 5th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ROAD CLOSED AFTER MAN DIES IN ROAD CRASHlast_img read more