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: is external)VT Irene Flood Relief Fund: 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

Indonesia lost 130 doctors, 92 nurses to COVID-19, medical association says

first_img #wearmask More medical workers have lost their lives to the coronavirus as the number of cases continues to grow at an alarming rate in Indonesia.The Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) announced on Saturday that 130 doctors had died of COVID-19. IDI mitigation team deputy head Ari Kusuma Januarto expressed his concerns over the increased mortality rate of medical workers.“Although the government has created awareness about the importance of complying with health protocol, the number of health worker deaths continues to increase rapidly,” he said.  Read also: IDI urges better protection for medical workers as five more doctors die of COVID-19He said that this phenomenon proved that the public was both ignorant to the health protocols and did not care about health workers’ safety.Ari added that losing more health workers would create disadvantages to the country’s healthcare system.Ari said Indonesia was among the countries with the lowest number of doctors, as one doctor had to serve around 3,000 people. Losing more health workers would disrupt the healthcare services in Indonesia, both for COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.Sonny Harry B Harmadi, the national COVID-19 task force member heading the behavioral change division, raised a similar issue, noting that Indonesia had a limited number of doctors and health workers.“If we don’t stop the transmission, the number of cases will continue to increase. With limited facilities, we’re going to face a [serious] problem,” he said on Friday.That being said, the task force has embarked on an awareness program called the 3M Health Protocol, with 3M referring to menggunakan masker (mask-wearing), mencuci tangan (hand-washing) and menjaga jarak (social distancing). The program involves collaboration with the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN).The protocols are considered to be effective at preventing person-to-person transmission of COVID-19.Indonesia has seen a continuously rising number of confirmed cases since March. As of Sunday, the country recorded 303,498 cases with 228,453 recoveries and 11,151 deaths. (jes) Topics :center_img According to the IDI data, 67 of the fallen doctors were general practitioners, 61 were specialist doctors and two were residents. Nine of them were also professors.Physician deaths were reported from IDI branches in 18 provinces and 61 regencies.Dentists and nurses also lost their lives to the coronavirus.The Indonesian Dentists Association (PDGI) has reported that nine dentists have died from the disease. Meanwhile, the Indonesian Nurses Association (PPNI) has revealed that 92 nurses have lost their lives in the fight against the pandemic.last_img read more

What time is the SEC championship game? TV channel, odds for Alabama vs. Georgia

first_imgWill No. 1 Alabama carry an undefeated record into the College Football Playoff?Only No. 5 Georgia can stop that when the two meet in the SEC championship game in a rematch of the 2018 national championship. What channel is the Alabama-Georgia game on?The game will be broadcast nationally on CBS. Where is the SEC championship game being played?Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons, will host the game. It is the second straight year that the new stadium has been the site for the game, and the 25th straight year that Atlanta has been the host city.Alabama vs. Georgia betting oddsAlabama is favored (-13.5) to win the 2018 SEC championship game. The over/under is 64 points.SEC championship game historyYearChampionRunner-upScore1992AlabamaFlorida28-211993FloridaAlabama28-131994FloridaAlabama24-231995FloridaArkansas34-31996FloridaAlabama45-301997TennesseeAuburn30-291998TennesseeMississippi State24-141999AlabamaFlorida34-72000FloridaAuburn28-62001LSUTennessee31-202002GeorgiaArkansas30-32003LSUGeorgia34-132004AuburnTennessee38-282005GeorgiaLSU34-242006FloridaArkansas38-282007LSUTennessee21-142008FloridaAlabama31-202009AlabamaFlorida32-132010AuburnSouth Carolina56-172011LSUGeorgia42-102012AlabamaGeorgia32-282013AuburnMissouri59-422014AlabamaMissouri42-132015AlabamaFlorida29-152016AlabamaFlorida54-162017GeorgiaAuburn28-7 The Bulldogs nearly bested the defending champions last season, but they suffered a crushing 26-23 overtime defeat in the college football finale. Georgia will be searching for revenge against current Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who led the comeback effort.MORE: 10 best Playoff combinations, from reasonable to absurdIt’s been a near-perfect campaign in 2018 for the Bulldogs, who have only suffered one hiccup — a 33-13 defeat to LSU back on Oct. 13. Since then, they have won all five of their games by double-digits.The Crimson Tide have established themselves as the clear best team in the country, consistently steamrolling through opponents. Their closest margin of victory has come by 22 points, and they have defeated three ranked teams. Here is all the information you need to tune into the high-stakes SEC championship game, including the time and location, betting odds, and past winners.Who plays in the SEC championship game?No. 1 Alabama won the SEC West and will be play SEC East winner No. 5 Georgia in a rematch of the 2018 national championship game. What time is the Alabama-Georgia game?Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 1.last_img read more

England’s Annabel selected for Youth Olympics

first_img11 Jul 2014 England’s Annabel selected for Youth Olympics England’s Annabel Dimmock has been selected to represent Team GB at the second Summer Youth Olympic Games from 16th-28th August in Nanjing, China. The 17-year-old Curtis Cup player will be joined by Scottish golfer, Robert MacIntyre, and their team leader will be Rebecca Wood, the England Golf women’s Performance Manager. “It is huge for golf to be part of Nanjing,” said Rebecca. “It is going to be an amazing experience for these young athletes to compete at world level in the biggest multi-sport event for their age group.   “I know both of the athletes are really honoured to have the opportunity to be part of the Olympic experience and I’m sure they’ll go back and inspire future athletes to want to pull on the Team GB kit and compete at the Olympics.” Golf will return to the Olympics at Rio 2016 for the first time since 1900 when British golfers won silver and bronze medals. Annabel, 17, from Wentworth (Image © Leaderboard Photography), is ranked in the world’s 30 amateurs and represented GB&I in this summer’s Curtis Cup match. Earlier this season she won the Helen Holm Scottish open stroke play title and the matchplay Jones Doherty Cup in the USA. She was runner-up in the Welsh open stroke play, the South Atlantic ladies’ amateur and the Spanish amateur.   Team GB for the Youth Olympics consists of 33 athletes aged 15-18 years old who will compete across 14 sports at Nanjing 2014. They will test themselves against around 3600 of the finest young sportspeople from more than 200 other nations around the world. All 28 summer Olympic sports will feature across over 220 events in Nanjing. In addition, a Culture and Education Programme (CEP) will aim to develop the young athletes as individuals and teach them about the values of the Olympic Movement.last_img read more