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Busy Fall ahead for Champlain Valley Expo

first_img12th Annual NSRA Northeast Street Rod Nationals, Sept. 23-25, Champlain Valley Exposition, Route 15, Essex Junction, Vt. More than 1,500 colorful pre-1949 street rods, trade show, vintage auto parts swap meet, arts and crafts show. Show hours Sept. 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sept. 24, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sept. 25, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission $12 for adults, $3 for children 6-12, under 5 is free when accompanied by an adult. For more information, 878-5545 or the Northeast Street Rod Nationals at (724) 932-3747 or visit www.nsra-usa.com(link is external).17TH ANNUAL VERMONT SHEEP AND WOOL FESTIVAL, Oct. 1-2, Champlain Valley Exposition, Route 15, Essex Junction, Vt. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vermont’s premier fiber event, with fleece, roving, and wool yarns from area producers. Visually stunning hand dyed wools, fine fibers and specialty foods. Eighty-plus vendors including farms with livestock for sale. Demonstrations and workshops offered. Admission is$5. Call (802) 446-3325 or visit www.vermontsheep.org(link is external)CHAMPLAIN VALLEY ANTIQUES FESTIVAL, Oct. 8-9, Champlain Valley Exposition, Route 15, Essex Junction, Vt. More than 200 dealers from the Northeast will display a full range of antiques, with 40 room settings. Named a 2005 “Top 10 Vermont Fall Event” by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults and children 12 and under free. Special preview admission beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday is $15. All exhibitors are indoors. Sponsored by the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce and produced by New England Antique Shows of Lexington, Mass. For more information, www.antiquingvermont.com(link is external) or (781) 862-4039.SHRINERS BINGO, Oct. 9. Miller Expo Centre, Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, Vt. Variety of games, half-and-half, money machine. Open seating, concessions. No children under 12. All proceeds benefit Mount Sinai #3 Shrine Activities. For information, call (802) 434-2055 or (802) 878-1714.NINTH ANNUAL Blue’s MODEL HORSE SHOW, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Champlain Valley Exposition, Route 15, Essex Junction, Vt. Admission is free. Presented by Guy’s Farm and Yard of Williston. Scale models of horses on display, competitions and hobbyist demonstrations. Information, 878-5112 or write guyswilliston@verizon.net(link sends e-mail).EVERYTHING FIT AND HEALTHY EXPO, Oct. 22, Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, Vt. A daylong event for children, adults, families and senior to learn more about healthy lifestyles, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle choices. Sponsored by the Champlain Initiative, United Way of Chittenden County, Vt. Dept. of Health and UVM Extension. Seminars, demonstrations and trade show. For more information, Suzie Petrie, (802) 878-5545 or Kimberley Legg at (802) 864-7541.WOKO GIANT FLEA MARKET, Oct. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, Vt. Hundreds of tables and booths will be set up to sell collectibles, flea market and garage sale items, antiques and close-out items. Outdoor space available for motor vehicles, boats, RV’s, snowmobiles and other large items. Food concessions will be available. Tables and booths are still available for exhibitors and commercial vendors. Call Susan Petrie at (802) 878-5545 or email spetrie@cvfair.com(link sends e-mail) to register in advance.last_img read more

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Ask the Doc: Burned by Fire?

first_imgHey Doc,How do you know when a burn should be seen by a doctor? My hiking pal stumbled into a campfire over the weekend while camping in the High Country. —Burned in Boone———————————————————————————Burned in Boone,It depends on the type of burn: chemical, electrical, or fire. If you’ve been burned by fire, the following will pointers will be helpful.Burns are graded by increasing severity from first degree to third degree. The degree of burn is directly related to the depth of skin involved.In general, burns that have one or more of the following characteristics need to be seen immediately by a medical expert:– Loss of sensation in or around the burn area– Involvement of the face, hands, feet, genitalia area or over joints– Inhalation burns– chemical and electrical burns– burns that are greater in size than the same person’s one palm– if the burn is white or black in color– burns that encircle an areaFor initial treatment of fire burns, pour cool water over the area for at least 10 minutes. Do not apply ice as this may cause further wound damage. If jewelry or clothing is on the affected limb then remove it promptly. Aside from vaseline and aloe being applied to a sunburn (which is a classic first degree burn), no oils or topical creams including steroids should be used on a burn as they can interrupt wound healing. Resist rupturing blisters unless you see gross puss; rather allow the blister to come apart naturally. Cover fresh burns with wet to dry dressings.Disclaimer: Ask the Doc is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical treatment.last_img read more

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NYS begins cashless tolling system on thruway

first_imgOfficials say the implementation of the system is more than a month ahead of schedule. Cash will no longer be accepted as a form of payment at all toll booths, and printed toll tickets will no longer be handed out. The cashless system will go live during the overnight hours of Friday into Saturday morning and will cover all 58 tolling locations simultaneously across 450 miles of road. The Thruway Authority has also paid tribute to NY toll collection workers by launching a webpage dedicated to this history of toll collection. NEW YORK (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the New York State Thruway will begin using a cashless tolling system beginning Friday. To support the switch, New York EZ pass has released an app called Tolls NY. The app was created to help drivers manage their EZ pass accounts and to find and pay tolls. Governor Cuomo said, “The completion of this exciting new project will help Thruway travelers save time, as well as reduce traffic, cut greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality all along the system”. Getting this cashless tolling system done and getting it done early shows that -even in these trying times – New York will never stop innovating and never stop  building for its future” The decision to make this transition was made to increase efficiency and limit contact between drivers and toll workers. Officials say now, the state will begin phase two of the process, which includes the removal of existing toll plazas. last_img read more

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IOC face ‘big communications job’ as virus jitters hit Tokyo Olympics

first_img“The WHO pointed out the likelihood of Zika being a problem at the time of the Games was very low,” he said.”But we did lose some athletes — Jason Day’s wife was pregnant. We didn’t communicate the information well enough.”Tokyo organizers have slammed “fake news” and scare-mongering over the coronavirus outbreak for causing panic ahead of the Games, which open on July 24.More than 25 countries have confirmed cases of the flu-like disease, which the WHO has declared a global health emergency.’Tokyo 2020 on track’Japan, which registered its first fatality on Thursday of someone who had tested positive for the virus, is one of the worst-hit countries outside of mainland China.There have been 33 cases on land and more than 200 positive tests of people quarantined on a cruise ship floating off Yokohama since last week.Coates conceded that there could be fear among athletes about facing competitors from China.”We did talk about that,” said the Australian.”The IOC is going to ensure [information] kits are sent to all national committees to explain what’s happening around the world where Chinese athletes are competing,” he added.”But I can confirm Tokyo 2020 remains on track,” insisted Coates, who revealed IOC president Thomas Bach will lay a wreath at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on the sidelines of the May 19-20 executive project review.The virus has already impacted sporting events in Asia, including Olympic qualifiers for boxing and basketball — both in China.Formula One’s Shanghai Grand Prix, scheduled to take place in April, has been postponed with the inaugural Vietnamese Grand Prix also under threat.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government has come under fire for its handling of the infection, especially quarantine measures seen as too lax in the early stages of the epidemic. “We don’t yet know who will be competing at test events so we can’t say anything for sure,” said Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto, when pressed to specify measures being taken to tackle the epidemic.”But we will have information from the qualifiers that are under way and take the necessary steps.” Olympic chiefs admitted Friday they face a “very big communications job” to soothe concerns over the coronavirus epidemic in the run-up to this summer’s Tokyo Games.The head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) coordination commission insisted there was no danger of Tokyo 2020 being cancelled or moved, despite fears over the fast-spreading virus which has killed nearly 1,400 and infected around 64,000 — most of them in China.But he said the IOC will send out information packs to reassure athletes that it’s safe to come into contact with competitors from China. “The advice we have received from the World Health Organization (WHO) is that there is no case for a contingency plan to cancel or move the Games,” John Coates told reporters after a project review meeting.”Certainly it’s a very big communications job that needs to be undertaken,” he added, noting that China is set to send more than 600 athletes to Tokyo.”But we hear that most of the Chinese athletes are now out of China. I don’t know how many were to be involved in test events here, but I don’t see a problem if they’re coming from another country.”Coates promised lessons would be learned from Rio four years ago, when concerns over the mosquito-born Zika virus led to several top athletes pulling out of the Olympics, including golfers Jason Day and Rory McIlroy.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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EU beacon sheds light on Nordic marine energy expertise

first_imgThe growing success of Nordic marine energy companies – backed with the EU support – has been highlighted at the recently held event.The event, organized by Ocean Energy Europe, and Ocean Energy Sweden, provided a platform for Nordic technology developers to discuss opportunities and challenges of the marine energy sector together with European Commission officials.The expert panels, which have consisted of world-leading technology developers showcased marine energy successes to-date through ocean deployment, with discussions on how the EU and its Member States are helping, and what challenges lay ahead.With strong support from the EU, Nordic technology developers are at the forefront in ocean energy development, while testing and demonstration programs undertaken at Europe’s world leading infrastructures continue to generate learning, innovation and leverage further investments, according to the organizers.“Further deployments in real sea conditions are now key to moving the sector forward, so we can generate operational data, improve knowledge of device behaviour and improve logistics and processes.As deployment increases, both manufacturing and installation processes are standardized and industrialized, unfolding the paths to cost reductions,” the event organizers said.Swedish developer Minesto was one of the companies which participated at the event, with its CFO Fredrik Ahlström present on a panel debate which focused on the route to market for new technologies like Minesto’s marine energy converter Deep Green.Commenting on the event, Ahlström said: “It was a great opportunity to give the European Commissioning an update on Minesto’s operations and plans for market penetration. We had productive discussions regarding how the EU can support Minesto and other technology developers in deploying more devices and thereby reducing the cost of energy produced.”To remind, Minesto recently completed initial commissioning trials of its 500kW Deep Green tidal device off the coast of Holyhead in North West Wales, and is now conducting further testing before the second commissioning phase to verify the power take-off system and electricity generation.last_img read more

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Education Trust Fund seeking to raise $30, 000.00 at annual radio thon

first_img Sharing is caring! 24 Views   no discussions Share EducationLocalNewsSecondary Education Trust Fund seeking to raise $30, 000.00 at annual radio thon by: – May 26, 2012 Tweetcenter_img Share Share Photo credit” eccb-centralbank.orgThe Education Trust Fund will today, Saturday 26th May, 2012 host its annual radio thon on DBS Radio with a view to raising funds to assist secondary school students with school supplies.Every year the Fund hosts this fund raising activity to gain support from citizens and business to assist students who are less fortunate in obtaining a secondary school education.Chairman of the Fund, Willie Fevrier is hopeful that the public will call in and pledge to assist the Fund in providing the students with their necessities for school.“It’s a very good cause seeking to assist some students who have some difficulty in getting the wherewithal to get to secondary school; their books, their registration fees, examination fees, transportation. Well most of them right now are transported to school but there are still a few who have to pay for transportation and for those who have a little challenge to do so we assist them”The targeted amount for today’s radio thon is $30, 000.00. “Based on the history of the fund we can safely say that $30, 000.00 is not an extra-ordinary target and with the generosity of the general public we will get close to that if not over,” Fevrier noted.He is also anticipating “the cooperation and generosity of the general public to make their pledges and to support the Education Trust Fund”.The radio-thon will commence from 3pm on DBS Radio.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Castagne signs Leicester City deal

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Foxes attack Burnley EPL: Underdogs tackle Leicester City EPL: Newcastle hammer West Ham away Leicester City have signed Belgium full-back Timothy Castagne from Atalanta on a five-year deal.The 24-year-old scored five goals in 76 appearances for the Serie A side, who he joined from Genk in 2017. Castagne, a versatile full-back who can play on either wing, joins Brendan Rodgers’ side following Ben Chilwell’s departure to Chelsea.He made his international debut in 2018 and has won seven caps for Belgium in total, scoring twice.The move is for an undisclosed fee and is subject to Premier League and international clearance.Castagne helped Atalanta qualify for last season’s Champions League for the first time in the club’s history and they reached the quarter-finals before losing to Paris St-Germain.He made 33 appearances for the club during the 2019/20 campaign. Tags: AtalantaBelgiumLeicester CityTimothy Castagnelast_img read more

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Join the futsal craze

first_imgA taster session of futsal – the popular small-sided game of football – is being offered for free in Brent and is returning to Northolt.The alternative version of five-a-side is officially recognised by Fifa and Uefa, and has been credited with honing former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo’s silky skills.The Middlesex FA are running a free session at the Ark Academy in Wembley on Wednesday 25 January from 6-8.30pm.AdChoices广告Teams will need a minimum of five players, although individual players are also welcome to attend. Players must be 16+ and wear indoor footwear (non marking soles) and shinpads.To reserve your place or find out more information, contact Steeven Sharpe at the Middlesex County FA on 0208 515 6901 or steeven.sharpe@middlesexfa.comTeams will also have a chance to join the Middlesex FA Futsal Fives League, the second phase of which will start on Thursday 19 January at the Northolt High Sports Centre, Eastcote Lane, and will run for 14 weeks.Teams play at least one 40-minute match and vary from experienced futsal players through to those who have never played the game before.The cost is £35 per team per game (a £35 deposit is required for entry) and an unlimited number of players can be registered for a squad, although a maximum of 12 can play on any given evening.If you book a team place you will need to commit for the block. Players must be aged 16+. Indoor footwear and shinpads must be worn.  Rules and further information will be sent out once team entry is confirmed.For an entry form, e-mail: FAFutsalFives@middlesexfa.com or telephone: 0208 515 6909.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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