CVPS completes restoration of power

first_imgCVPS 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 3.1.2010last_img read more

Brazil Shoots Down Ambitious Mexico to Hit Q’ finals

first_imgBrazil’s star player, Neymar, was the hero of the day after his opening goal and another by Firmino dip into injury time to give former champions a quarter final berth ahead of Mexico at the Samara Stadium.It was the South American Representative’s sixth consecutive quarter final qualification since the painful elimination by Argentina in the second round match at Italia 90.But on Monday afternoon inside Samara stadium, the only CONCACAF representative left in the tournament, gave enough resistance most especially in the first half with some significant attempts to score against favourite, Brazil. However, PSG forward, Neymar changed the focus of the match with a perfect slide in from Williams cross from the left in the 51st minute.Mexico also made some attempts to equalise but Thiago Silva and Miranda gave goalie Becker enough support.Late minute substitute, Robert Firmino, puts the tie beyond Mexico in the 88th minute when he took advantage of loose ball and put the ball beyond the reach of goalie Ochoa of Mexico.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Former Lakers prospect Moe Wagner spreading his wings with Wizards

first_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed BRADLEY TO BE EVALUATED SATURDAYAfter missing forward Kyle Kuzma and point guard Rajon Rondo to start the season, the Lakers’ injury report has been largely a vacant patch. There’s been an exception for the last two weeks: Avery Bradley, who has been sidelined with a hairline fracture in his right leg. Frank Vogel said the Lakers will reevaluate the veteran guard on Saturday.Related Articlescenter_img LOS ANGELES — Moe Wagner looked at home on the Staples Center court, going through his warmup routine – a smart assortment of 3-pointers, dunks and floaters – before stopping and bending at the waist to greet NBA superfan Jimmy Goldstein on his way to the visitors’ locker room, where he’d get taped in preparation for his first game against his former team.Wagner, of course, is wearing red these days, one of the Lakers’ young castoffs who landed in Washington, D.C., where he’s benefiting from an opportunity to grow alongside former Lakers Thomas Bryant and Isaac Bonga.Bryant arrived last season after spending his rookie year with the Lakers, for whom he appeared in just 15 games and scored only 22 points. After the Wizards claimed Bryant off waivers following Bryant’s rookie campaign, he rewarded them by putting up averages of 10.5 points and 6.3 rebounds over the course of 72 games. This season, he’s increased those averages to 14.8 points and 8.8 rebounds.For the 22-year-old Wagner, who the Lakers drafted 25th overall out of Michigan in 2018, his time so far in the nation’s capital has translated into more minutes – and more shots going in. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe 6-foot-11 center entered Friday’s game in L.A. just 10 points shy of the 207 points he scored in his entire time as a Laker – and as the NBA leader in two-point field goal percentage (72.8), true shooting percentage (74.1) and effective field goal percentage (72.3).“Moe just plays hard and he has a great spirit,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said of Wagner, who was averaging 12.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 19.2 minutes per game off the bench entering Friday.“He shows a lot of love for the game and I think his teammates see it and they admire the way he plays. He inspires you, he hustles, he takes charges, he moves the ball, he’s a good 3-point shooter, he has some handles that you don’t think a guy that size can do, he puts it behind his back and scores around the basket.”Brooks said he can foresee Wagner’s developing skill set leading to an extended stay in the league.“He’s gonna have a long successful career,” Brooks said. “And we’re hoping that it’s with us forever because I like coaching guys like him because he gives you everything he has … he understands his role. You can take him out after three or four minutes, he’s as excited to come out as he is excited to be going into the game, because he loves to play and he’s just a great teammate.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Lakers managed to win the first eight games that Bradley missed, but they’ve felt his absence. In his 10 starts, Bradley averaged 9.6 points, but his on-ball defense is even more missed: With him on the floor, the Lakers have enjoyed a 98.6 defensive rating; with him off, the rating has risen to 104.8, and the Lakers have fallen out of the top defensive spot in the last few weeks.The Lakers have appreciated Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s contributions since becoming a starter, as he’s averaged 12.3 points while shooting 54.5 percent from 3-point range entering Friday night. But the Lakers will also welcome bringing him off the bench to improve the defense of the second unit when Bradley is cleared to return and resumes starting.“He’s one of our better two-way players,” Vogel said. “He really sets the tone for us on the defensive end. KCP has really picked up the slack and played extremely well in his absence, but when (Avery) moves up, we’ll have him off the bench. So it impacts your depth a little bit, and obviously Avery was giving us scoring punch as well, so we’ve missed him.”last_img read more