CVPS completed restoration efforts late Sunday night in the aftermath of last week’s two-pronged snow and wind storm that knocked out power to more than 1 million electric utility customers across the Northeast, finishing one day ahead of initial estimates.“This was certainly one of the most trying yet productive work weeks in our company’s history, and it revealed the tremendous spirit of our employees and the people we serve,” President Bob Young said. “But this storm is not over for many in the New England. This morning we sent six crews to help Public Service of New Hampshire in their restoration efforts, which are ongoing.”More than 91,000 CVPS customer outages occurred over the course of the storm, making it the largest in company history. CVPS staged an unparalleled restoration effort, which included more than 90 CVPS linemen, more than 90 two-person contract line crews, more than 20 two-person tree crews and hundreds of support staff. Employees from departments across the company – finance, human resources and strategic planning, information technology and the like – took up other assignments, helping customer care advocates handle tens of thousands of calls; deliver meals to workers in the field and stage buffet breakfasts and dinners for crews across the state; plot restoration efforts; and deliver materials and supplies to job sites. Line crews came from all across New England, and as far away as Ontario, and state regulatory and emergency management officials worked closely with CVPS to hasten recovery.“This storm wreaked a tremendous amount of damage statewide to our transmission and distribution lines,” Young said. “Good planning, hard work and collaboration were critical to the recovery.”Here’s an updated look at the storm by the numbers.Customers outages: more than 91,000Repairs required: 1,700-plusCustomer calls: 54,000Distribution circuits knocked off-line: 19Transmission circuits knocked off-line: 4Total broken poles: 34Total CVPS line crews: 42Outside line crews: 90-plusTree crews: 24Estimated cost: $4 million (A final number will not be available until June, when all the bills have been received.)One of the many unique aspects of this storm is that it did damage to every one of CVPS’s 10 districts across the state. Below is a list of our districts, and the percentage of customers affected by the storm in each district:Middlebury: More than 40 percent of the district’s 15,800 customersRoyalton: Nearly 70 percent of the district’s 18,600 customersRutland: More than 30 percent of the district’s 25,000 customersPoultney: Nearly 65 percent of the district’s 9,000 customersSpringfield: Nearly 50 percent of the district’s 19,000 customersBradford: Nearly 35 percent of the district’s 4,700 customersSunderland: More than 40 percent of the district’s 23,300 customersBrattleboro: Nearly 50 percent of the district’s 14,700 customersSt. Johnsbury: About 15 percent of the district’s 7,500 customersSt. Albans: Nearly 20 percent of the district’s 20,800 customers Source: CVPS 3.1.2010
Super Eagles’ gaffer, Gernot Rohr is not happy with the lack of playing time of Nigerian international Kelechi Iheanacho at Leicester City and hopes both the player and club can find a lasting solution to the problem during the winter transfer widow.A source close to the Franco-German coach disclosed toÂ AOIFootball.comÂ in Abuja, saying the coach has spoken to the player and hopes a solution will come out sooner than later.“Iheanacho is a very good player and Nigerians have seen what he can do with the national team but we really don’t know what the problem is at Leicester City but I’m confident the situation will change soon.“The coach has already spoken to the player and I am sure Kelechi will act fast because this is a World Cup year and as Gernot Rohr mentioned, no player has an automatic shirt to the World Cup, which means if he wants to make the World Cup squad, he has to do the right thing fast before it becomes too late,” the source disclosed.Despite arriving the King Power Stadium in a record deal of around 25m pounds, the Nigerian has only featured 11 times in all competitions for the Foxes, starting just two of those games, while his only Leicester goal came in the third round of the Carabao Cup.The most worrisome news however, is the fact that Iheanacho has failed to feature for Leicester City in their last six Premier League games since he came on as a sub against his former club Manchester City on November 18.With the winter transfer window days away, many Nigerians and indeed fans of Iheanacho will definitely advice the player to consider his options if he must stand a chance of being on the plane to Russia next year.Â Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Zoila Frausto had the comfort of being home in Fresno, Calif., on Friday and was feeling the adulation. Reina Cordoba refused to let “The Warrior Princess” fight her fight, however.Cordoba, a big underdog, silenced the crowd and delivered an upset victory via first-round armbar submission in the main event of Combate Fresno at the Save Mart Center and live on DAZN. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearFrausto (14-6) looked every bit the favorite at the start of the match as she peppered Cordoba (10-1) with stiff punches, snapping her opponent’s head back with each strike. Cordoba refused to let the striking continue, however, and dramatically turned the tide with a head and arm judo throw to take Frausto to the ground.Once on the ground, Frausto tried to take Cordoba’s back, but the game Costa Rican fighter trapped Frausto’s elbow between her knees and wrenched back on it by leveraging her hips. That put Frausto in instant agony and she quickly tapped out.Revive los mejores momentos del triunfo de Reina Córdoba sobre Zoila Frausto.#CombateFresno pic.twitter.com/uEz8NjRx1j— Combate Americas (@combateamericas) August 3, 2019″When we start a fight, we’re 50-50,” Cordoba reminded everyone during her postfight interview in la jaula (“the cage” in Spanish, as Combate Americas fondly refers to it). “When we got to the floor, I knew I was going to be in a comfortable spot. My game plan was to finish this fight early.” A game plan that was mighty effective, to the shock of Frausto, who looked to be in a daze while looking across the cage at Cordoba after the loss.The fight was at a catchweight of 130 pounds.Co-main event: JC Llamas pulverizes Ivan Castillo in first-round TKO (punches)Llamas was able to get mount position on Castillo and he never let him out of it. Llamas pummeled Castillo with punishing right and left hands. Castillo attempted to get out from under Llamas, but “The Leg Lock Monster” kept the mount intact and continued blasting Castillo until the ref stopped the fight. After the win, Llamas called out John Gotti III, an MMA fighter on the rise and the grandson of late mob boss John Gotti.Prelims resultsJesse Strader def. Isaiah Batin Gonzalez by first-round KO (punch); bantamweights.Adrian Guzman def. Cesar Gonzalez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27); catchweightAlbert Gonzalez def. Havier Pedroza by first-round TKO (punches); welterweights.Jose Avalos def. Trey Branch via first-round submission (rear naked choke); bantamweights.Paul Elizondo Jr. def. Mike Tubera by first-round submission (rear naked choke); flyweights.Dan Argueta def. Christian Hermosillo via first-round submission (rear naked choke); featherweights.Daniel Oseguera def. Austin Liu by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28); bantamweights.