Governor calls emergency dairy summit

first_img### WHEN:      Tuesday, June 13, 2006,12:00 p.m. Roger Allbee, director of Farm Service Agency said preliminary estimatesof crop loss approach twenty million dollars.  This number will be updated ascounties continue to assess the damage. Burlington, Vt.-Governor Jim Douglas has announcedthat his administration, working with the Vermont Milk Commission, is organizing an Emergency Dairy Summit to discuss all availablemeans to help farmers in the near term so that they can weather what theGovernor calls a ‘perfect storm’ of circumstances. WHERE:    Universityof Vermont, WatermanBuilding, Burlington This morning Governor Douglas also signed a letter to U.S. Agriculture SecretaryMike Johanns requesting Emergency Disaster Designation, which paves the way fordirect financial relief for farmers.  “Our Agency of Agriculture willwork with USDA’s Farm Service Agency to complete the paperwork and damageassessments necessary to carry out this request,” Douglassaid.center_img Governor Douglas to Call Emergency Dairy SummitAlso Seeks Federal Emergency Relief “Low milk prices, high fuel and energy cost and poor crop, or insome cases destroyed crops, due to extended spring rains are contributing towhat is now a clear crisis situation for Vermont’sdairy farmers,” Governor Douglas said.  “Because of this perfectstorm of events, I have directed my Secretary of Administration, Mike Smith towork closely with my entire cabinet in coordination with our partners in thefederal government and Vermont’scongressional delegation to provide assistance to all Vermont farmers.”  WHAT:      Governorto Call Emergency Dairy Summit Jason GibbsGovernorsCommunications Director109 State Street ¨ The Pavilion ¨ Montpelier,VT 05609-0101 ¨ www.vermont.gov/governor(link is external)Telephone: 802.828.3333 ¨ Fax: 802.828.3339 ¨ TDD: 802.828.3345last_img read more

Memorial Day was a day of reflection at Prairie Lawn Cemetery

first_imgDanielle Buchanan and Landon Diedrich.Memorial Day Service was held today at Prairie Lawn.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Memorial Day is a day of reflection, of remembrance, and of renewed hope. And on a sunny Monday morning, Sumner County residents congregated at Prairie Lawn Cemetery remembering now only those who served in the military, but served us in everyday life.For Landon Diedrich, pictured above with his girl friend, it was a time to get reacquainted with his dearly departed great-grandmother Joy Frantz, who died in 2004.“This is the first time I’ve had enough strength to come out here and tell her how much I love her,” Diedrich said. “We had so many great conversations while I was growing up.”Diedrich’s story is unlike others, as family members throughout Wellington and beyond came out to place flowers and other mementos on the graves of their departed loved ones.Colonel Roy YencheskyThe Wellington VFW held its annual service at Prairie Lawn. This year’s featured speaker was Colonel Roy Yenchesky. The service was highlighted by the placing of the wreaths by various service organizations of wars past, the salute of the Comrades by the VFW Firing Squad, and the playing of the taps by Melanie Dawson and Jeremy Burden. Flags flew majestically through Prairie Lawn Cemetery.This year there were 1,226 flags that flew at Prarie Lawn – a new record. Every year is a new record for the Avenue of Flags.A reminder volunteers are needed taking down the flags at 4 p.m. today.  For more pictures visit the photo gallery of today’s Memorial Day events by clicking here.Wellington VFW Firing Squad.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Larry · 219 weeks ago Beautiful Report Reply 0 replies · active 219 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

NBA players, teams reportedly expressed ‘pessimism’ about season restarting

first_imgNBA players and team owners are not confident right now that the 2019-20 season can resume, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported Friday night.Windhorst said on “SportsCenter” that he got that impression after speaking with both sides. They have been negotiating an agreement that addresses the effects of the season being suspended last month because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Windhorst said the inability of the Chinese Basketball Association to restart its season is a big reason why the NBA being downcast. One main problem in China is that it still difficult to reliably test players for the coronavirus and COVID-19. Windhorst said that there is a similar concern in the NBA. “We just don’t have the testing,” he said, either in terms of speed, reliability or volume. The league doesn’t know whether such testing will be available in a month or two.The NBA halted play March 12, a day after Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 prior to a game in Oklahoma City. Gobert’s teammate Donovan Mitchell, Nets star Kevin Durant, Celtics guard Marcus Smart and a half-dozen other players are known to have tested positive after Gobert. “It is clear that the NBA is angling to set up a deal that enables them to shut the season down. Now, they don’t have to do that yet, and the way they’re negotiating, they’re leaving themselves an option either way. But they are not having talks about how to restart the league. They are having financial talks about what would happen if the season shuts down. And I think there’s a significant amount of pessimism right now,” Windhorst said.MORE: Sports figures who have tested positive for COVID-19last_img read more