Source: GE. RUTLAND, VT ‘ May 18, 2011 ‘ Back Row, L to RMike Leonard, Efficiency VermontSenator Vincent IlluzziJim Merriam, Efficiency VermontLt. Governor Phil ScottSenator Bill CarrisDan DiBattista, GE Aviation GE Aircraft Engines – Rutland Operation,GE Aviation’s Rutland facility shared its energy reduction strategies with leading Vermont industrial businesses along with state and Congressional leaders at a special meeting on May 18 at the GE Aviation Rutland facility. GE has saved 15 million kilowatt hours of electricity and nearly 8,000 tons of CO2 in emissions reduced.Since 2006, the GE Aviation Rutland facility and Efficiency Vermont have worked together to identify and implement energy savings programs at the 400,000-square-foot Windcrest Road and 100,000-square-foot Columbian Avenue locations. The team has completed 16 projects that have reduced the annual electrical usage by more than 15 million kwh and reduced CO2 emission by close to 8,000 tons. GE Aviation estimates its annual electrical cost savings is more than $1 million for both Rutland locations. Examples of energy savings projects include:- Lighting upgrades: Changing lighting from high pressure sodium fixtures to high performance T8 high bay fixtures. Annual savings of close to 2.5 million kWh in electricity and reduction of 1,000 tons of CO2 emissions, as well improved lighting in manufacturing areas.- Right sizing equipment: Replacing eight over-sized rotary ovens with eight right-sized ovens and reduction in compressed air consumption. Annual savings of nearly 1 million kWh in electricity and reduction of more than 450 tons of CO2 emissions.- Aligning infrastructure to new processes: Changing two 100 HP ventilation systems to two 5 HP ventilation systems. Annual savings of more than 1 million kWh in electricity and reduction of more than 550 tons of CO2 emissions.- Reducing compressed air consumption:Replacing 11 air diaphragm pumps with 11 electric pumps. Annual savings of more than 440,000 kWh in electricity and reduction of close to 230 tons of CO2 emissions.- Creating employee energy awareness: Promoting energy conservation on the shop floor through employee awareness and simple equipment shut down and start up procedures in all production areas. This program, with little or no capital expense, yielded an estimated 12% electrical reduction in one year. ‘The team’s efforts have provided significant benefits to the site as well as the environment,’ said Dan DiBattista, plant manager for GE Aviation Rutland. ‘The energy savings is enough to power close to 900 Vermont homes annually and the CO2 emission reduction is the equivalent of removing close to 475 cars off the road each year.’‘GE Aviation is a leader in energy efficiency in the state of Vermont,’ said Mike Leonard, key account manager for Efficiency Vermont. ‘We’ve been pleased to partner with them as they’ve taken energy efficiency to a whole new level through process improvements and making energy use reduction a key part of operations.’ The energy efficiency efforts are part of GE’s ecomagination initiative, which includes a commitment by GE to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 25 percent, water usage by 25 percent and energy intensity reduction by 50 percent. For more information about GE’s ecomagination, visit:www.ecomagination.com(link is external).GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings. GE Aviation Rutland manufactures airfoils and vane for jet engines used in commercial and military aircraft. For more information, visit us at www.ge.com/aviation(link is external). Follow GE Aviation on Twitter athttp://twitter.com/GEAviation(link is external) and YouTube athttp://www.youtube.com/user/GEAviation(link is external). Efficiency Vermont was created by the Vermont Legislature and the Vermont Public Service Board to help all Vermonters reduce energy costs, strengthen the economy, and protect Vermont’s environment. Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) operates Efficiency Vermont under an appointment by the Vermont Public Service Board. VEIC is a Vermont-based nonprofit organization founded in1986. For more information, contact Efficiency Vermont at 888-921-5990 or visit www.efficiencyvermont.com(link is external).Pictured: Front Row, L to RPaul Bender, GE AviationCharlie Barker, GE AviationDrew Hamer, GE Aviation Middle Row, L to RRick Thibodeau, Efficiency VermontJonathan Aldrich, IBMKate Hunter, Efficiency Vermont
In May 2018, tourists spent the most nights in hotels, 2,2 million overnight stays, which is 38% of the total number of overnight stays. Compared to May 2017, hotels recorded an increase in arrivals by 13% and an increase in tourist nights by 14%.In May 2018, 252 thousand rooms, apartments and camping places with a total of 648 thousand permanent beds were available to tourists.In the group Resorts and similar facilities for short vacations, there were a total of 100 thousand rooms and suites available to tourists (which is 40% of the total number of available rooms and suites) with a total of 264 thousand permanent beds (which is 41% of the total number of available permanent beds ).In the group Hotels and similar accommodation tourists had at their disposal a total of 76 thousand rooms and suites (which is 30% of the total number of available rooms and suites) with a total of 158 thousand permanent beds (which is 24% of the total number of available permanent bed). The average occupancy of rooms was 59,6%, and permanent beds 55,7%.Tourists aged 65 and over realized the most overnight staysSource: CBSIn May 2018, tourists in the age group of 65 and over realized the most overnight stays, 1,1 million, which is 18% of the total overnight stays. They are followed by tourists in the age group from 55 to 64 years with 980 thousand overnight stays, which is 17% of total overnight stays, and tourists in the age group from 45 to 54 years with 933 thousand overnight stays, which is 16% of total overnight stays.Domestic tourists prefer the City of Zagreb, and foreign tourists DubrovnikIn the first five months of 2018, domestic tourists realized the most overnight stays in the City of Zagreb, Rovinj – Rovigno, Opatija, Split, Dubrovnik and Zadar, which is 31% of the total number of overnight stays of domestic tourists.Foreign tourists prefer Dubrovnik, then the City of Zagreb, Rovinj – Rovigno, Poreč – Parenzo, Split and Umag – Umago, which is 35% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists. Hotels achieved the most overnight stays In the first five months of 2018, tourists made 3,5 million arrivals and 10,3 million overnight stays in commercial accommodation facilities, which is an increase of 19% in arrivals and a 24% increase in tourist overnight stays compared to the same period in 2017.In the first five months of 2018, domestic tourists realized 655 thousand arrivals and 1,4 million overnight stays, which is 10% more arrivals and 8% more tourist nights than in the same period last year.In the first five months of 2018, foreign tourists realized 2,8 million arrivals and 8,9 million overnight stays, which is an increase of 22% in arrivals and a 27% increase in tourist overnight stays compared to the same period last year. Most overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized by tourists from Germany (27%), Austria (11%), Slovenia (9%) and the United Kingdom (7%).In May, 35% of the total overnight stays were made by tourists from GermanyMost overnight stays of foreign tourists in May 2018 were realized by tourists from Germany, 1,9 million overnight stays (35% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists) and tourists from Austria, with 588 thousand overnight stays of tourists (11% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists ), according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (DSZ).Compared to May 2017, tourists from Germany achieved a significant increase in arrivals by 91% and an increase in overnight stays by 116%, and tourists from Austria achieved an increase in arrivals by 50% and an increase in overnight stays by 26%. , 8,3%), Slovenia (5,0%), Poland (4,0%) and France (3,6%) of the Netherlands (3,4%) and the USA (3,2%).Double-digit increase in tourist arrivals and overnight staysIn May 2018, 1,6 million tourist arrivals and 5,8 million tourist nights were realized in commercial accommodation facilities. Compared to May 2017, there were 30,7% more tourist arrivals and 39,9% more overnight stays.Domestic tourists realized 200 thousand arrivals and 441 thousand overnight stays, which is an increase of arrivals by 10,9% and an increase of overnight stays by 8,4% compared to May 2017. Foreign tourists realized 1,4 million arrivals and 5,3 million overnight stays , which is 34,0% more arrivals and 43,4% more overnight stays compared to May 2017.Source: CBSIstria County is still the first in terms of the number of overnight staysThe County of Istria achieved the largest number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays in May 2018, 434 thousand arrivals and almost 2 million tourist overnight stays. Rovinj with 325 thousand overnight stays of tourists and Poreč with 276 thousand overnight stays are the cities with the highest number of overnight stays in the Istria County.Domestic tourists increased their arrivals by 4,6% and increased their overnight stays by 6,6%, while foreign tourists increased their arrivals by 53,8% and increased their overnight stays by 60,7%. Tourists from Germany realized the most overnight stays, more than 900 thousand (45% of the total overnight stays in the County of Istria). Compared to May 2017, tourists from Germany achieved a significant increase in arrivals by 123% and an increase in overnight stays by 140%.Dubrovnik, the city with the highest number of tourist nightsIn May 2018, Dubrovnik was the city with the highest number of overnight stays of tourists in commercial accommodation, with 460 thousand overnight stays. Most overnight stays were realized in the group Hotels and similar accommodation, 60%, and then in the group Resorts and similar facilities for short breaks, 39%.Compared to May 2017, domestic tourists in Dubrovnik recorded an increase in arrivals by 4,1% and overnight stays by 5,5%, and foreign tourists recorded an increase in arrivals and overnight stays by 13,7%. Most overnight stays were realized by tourists from the United Kingdom, 114 thousand, and tourists from the US, 51 thousand overnight stays.
Rosemary M. Eberhardt, 84, Greensburg, passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. Born, February 21, 1935 in Akron, Ohio, she was the daughter of Frank Joseph and Rose F. (Krivosucky) Rapant. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She loved her family and spending time with them at her favorite place, White Oak Lodge. She was married to John F. Eberhardt on January 30, 1953 and he preceded her in death on April 13, 2000. She is survived by two sons, Jeff Eberhardt, Brownsburg, David (Karen) Eberhardt, Greensburg; two daughters, Marianne (Tim) Kritzer, Pendleton, Sue (Rick) Adams, Greensburg; nine grandchildren, John Wesley Eberhardt, Blair (Brian) Lawless, Tracey (Charles) Price, Jared (Amanda) Eberhardt, Jack Eberhardt , Emily Eberhardt, Katie (Zack) Saunders, Tyler Adams, Mitch Adams; four great grandchildren, Thomas, Jeffrey, Max, and Leo; daughter in law, Diann Eberhardt. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; stepmother, Frances A. (Simon) Eberhardt; one son, John M. Eberhardt, one daughter in law, Maudie Eberhardt; one brother, Michael Rapant. The family will receive friends from 10–11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg. A memorial mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Meyer officiating. A luncheon for family and friends will follow the mass at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Greensburg Public Library. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
Former chairman of the Ghana Football Association Lepowura MND Jawula has praised Kwasi Nyantakyi on his rise at the Confederation of African Football.Nyantakyi was confirmed as the head of CAF’s Fair Play and SocialResponsibility Committee and also appointed on four other standing committees of the African football governing body on Tuesday.According to Lepowura Jawula, who is also a member of the CAF interclub committee, Nyantakyi’s appointment epitomizes his good work but he has advised him to be tactful in his dealings.“He should do it with a lot of caution, diplomacy and understanding with all those on the committee,” he told Joy sports“It is good for Ghana football to have somebody at that level, so what this means is that our own football must be well organized now and we have to take advantage of the fact that we have somebody who is very close at the top level in CAF.“Fair play in our country must be up to scratch, so that people do not say in his own country things don’t get on well, it is a challenge for all to support him and to ensure he does the things that are right so one day when a much bigger opportunity there comes they will look at him.” Nyantakyi won a CAF Executive Committee election two years ago and also holds a position at FIFA.
Regional Super50 Tournament– rain has the final say as Canada-Windies B game abandonedThe defending champions Windward Islands Volcanoes succumbed to their fifth defeat in the Regional Super50 Tournament with an embarrassing loss against powerhouse Trinidad and Tobago Red Force.Trinidad and Tobago Red Force celebrateVolcanoes were blown away for a mere 78 in 22.1 overs, and Red Force batsmen enjoyed chasing down a small target as they completed the chase in 9.4 overs, winning by seven wickets.In a much-anticipated encounter at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Red Force won the toss and opted to field. Improved Trinidadian fast bowler Ravi Rampaul struck in his first over, rattling the stumps of Volcanoes opener Tyrone Theophile for 1. The Windward Islands Volcanoes continued to struggle as the Red Force skipper brilliantly opened the bowling, sending Kirk Edwards back to the dressing room with only seven runs to his name. Wickets continued to tumble as the Red Force bowlers chipped away with quick wickets. Left-arm spinner Khary Pierre wrapped up the innings in the 22nd over, bowling Alick Athanaze. Opener Girdon Pope was the only batsman offering resistance, stroking 37 from 44 balls – including five well-timed fours and one maximum off leg-spinner Imran Khan.Lendl SimmonsIn completing a comprehensive bowling effort, Khan picked up 3-13 from four overs, fellow spinner Pierre and seasoned fast bowler Rayad Emrit took two wickets apiece. Captain Dwayne Bravo, Rampaul and Jason Mohammed chipped in with one wicket each.Trinidad and Tobago Red Force opener Lendl Simmons blazed away to a quick-fire half century with his new opening partner, West Indies star performer Keiron Pollard, who lost his stumps to left-arm spinner Kavem Hodge for a duck. Hodge picked up all three Red Force wickets, but was unable to prevent a thumping victory by Red Force. Simmons and the consistent Nicholas Pooran were the not out batsmen, with Simmons taking 20 off four balls, rubbing salt into the Volcanoes’ wounds.The Trinidad Red Force have now moved on to 23 points, two points behind table toppers Guyana Jaguars. Red Force will clash with Windies B in their next encounter while Volcanoes will battle Guyana Jaguars today, October 19 at 11:30h local time.In the other encounter at the Queen’s Park Oval, rain once again had the last say as the match between Canada and Windies B was abandoned. (Brandon Corlette)