Lieutenant Governor Scott thanks Vermonters for outpouring of support after business burns

first_imgLieutenant Governor Phil Scott is ‘honored and humbled’ by the hundreds of Vermonters who reached out to him over the weekend after his business, DuBois Construction of Middlesex, burned in a massive fire on Friday night.The building and some of the company’s equipment are considered a total loss. The exact cause of the fire is not yet known, but officials have ruled out arson.Friends, competitors and colleagues in the Legislature and state government expressed their condolences and desire to help. Some have even suggested wanting to hold fundraisers to help the business rebuild.‘I’m honored and humbled to be thought of in this way,’ said Scott, ‘but I can’t in good conscience accept any monetary donations, after having personally witnessed so many Vermonters losing everything as a result of Irene. Our company was insured. While insurance never makes you whole, we should be able to rebuild and stay in business, unlike many small business owners who will never rebound from their losses as a result of Irene.‘I understand people’s desire to help,’ Scott continued, ‘and I would encourage those who feel compelled to contribute in some way, to make a donation to one of the Irene recovery groups or to their local volunteer fire department. In our area, the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department and several other local departments worked tirelessly to try to save our building.’VT Long Term Disaster Recovery Group: http://www.vermontdisasterrecovery.com/donate(link is external)VT Irene Flood Relief Fund: http://www.vtirenefund.org/donate/(link is external)DuBois Construction was founded by Scott’s uncle in 1946. For the last 26 years, Scott and his cousin, Don DuBois, have run the business together. Scott and DuBois are determined to rebuild. With the help of friends, they set up a temporary office trailer over the weekend, and were ready to fulfill road salt orders as usual on Monday morning.Source: Lieutenant Governor’s office.last_img read more

Mike Tyson ‘truly great’ in his prime, says Holyfield

first_img Promoted ContentWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90sA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Adorable Model For Simba In The Lion King RemakeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet20 Historical Things You Won’t Believe Actually HappenedPeople Born In The 90-s Know What It IsHow Traditional Wedding Outfits Look Around The World10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live Former World heavyweight champion. Evander ‘Real Deal’ Holyfield, has described Mike Tyson as a great boxer during his prime. Speaking on social media Evander Holyfield said: “I would admit that no one would out work Tyson in the gym back in his younger days. I watched him and I say man, gosh, man, he is good. He can do everything good and he had the punching power that he knocked all the people out. I didn’t have that kind of power but I was a skillful boxer.” Praise from your own competitor like that says it all. Many times when youngest heavyweight champion in history Mike Tyson’s name comes up often fans like to talk about two sides of his career. His younger days before going to prison and then the latter half of his career. In the beginning, under the guidance of trainer Cus D’Amato, Tyson appeared to be the perfect fighting machine with the fight style instilled in him coupled with his physicality.Advertisement Respectfully, as time went on however the spiritual open heart warrior that once existed resorted to a more closed off gentleman. A fighter not enjoying his work as much and more of a one-punch knockout merchant just looking to land that one big dig. read also:Stop Mike Tyson from fighting at 54,Hatton pleads with boxing authorities Nor that brilliantly conditioned, supremely mobile, defensively sound, boxing genius that he was in his younger days for a heavyweight. He did have a lot of external forces not his fault go against him, mind. Indeed, one of his former rivals admits as much about him back in the young days. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Why aren’t Clippers playing with great energy every night?

first_imgChris Paul and Lance Stephenson made similar thought-provoking comments following Monday night’s 100-99 Clippers loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center.“We definitely came out with a lot of energy,” Stephenson said. “I mean, it was a tough game, they pulled it out. If we come out with that energy, the sky’s the limit for us.”Said Paul: “I think we played with the right spirit. … We played hard, played with great energy.”All true. If the Clippers (16-13) play with the intensity with which they played Monday, they figure to win a lot more games than they lose. They have taken Golden State (twice), San Antonio and Oklahoma City down to the wire, leading all four game in the fourth quarter before losing. That begs the question — if you can put out that kind of effort against the three top teams in the Western Conference, why can’t you do that against the lesser teams?Of their other nine losses, three have come to teams — Phoenix, Portland and Utah — currently below .500. Two others came to Houston, which is 15-14 but only climbed over the .500 mark Monday. That’s not to mention the Clippers have had difficulty putting away inferior teams like Minnesota and Brooklyn.Paul fielded that one.“That’s a really good question,” he said. “And that’s what great teams do. That’s why the Spurs, Warriors, those type teams, that’s why they have the records they do. They bring it every night no matter who they’re playing against.“For us, we’ve had different lineups every night and all this different type stuff, guys in and out. But that’s part of building a great team and that’s what we’re trying to do.” The Clippers are currently starting Luc Mbah a Moute at small forward. Others who have started there include Lance Stephenson, Wesley Johnson and Paul Pierce.All AldrichDoc Rivers wouldn’t go into detail when asked why reserve forward/center Josh Smith did not play Monday, other than to say, “I just thought Cole would give us more energy.”But before the game, Rivers intimated there is at least one player not buying into the Clippers’ program. And since Rivers is not crazy about it when Smith starts jacking up 3-pointers, and since Smith has already had a heated shouting match with an assistant coach as well as a beef with Rivers during a game, one can surmise Smith may be that guy.Smith played just six minutes in Saturday’s loss at Houston. His DNP on Monday gave Cole Aldrich a chance to get some real minutes — not garbage time — and he came through. He scored five points, grabbed four rebounds, made three steals and blocked two shots in under 14 minutes.Blake Griffin praised Aldrich, and in doing so may have taken a shot at Smith without mentioning him by name.“The way he played with the second unit, setting screen and rolls, he was just out there to do his job,” Griffin said of Aldrich. “I think that is a huge quality for him. That was a prime example of being a star in your role and not trying to reach outside of that.“He just did what we needed him to do and that was huge.”UpcomingThe Clippers play the Lakers at 7:30 Christmas night (on ESPN) at Staples Center. The Clippers then hit the road for four games — Saturday at Utah, Monday at Washington, Dec. 30 at Charlotte and New Year’s Eve at New Orleans.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more