CALL FOR ENTRIES FORRALPH NADING HILL, JR. LITERARY PRIZECOLCHESTER. Entries are now being accepted for the 17th annual Ralph NadingHill, Jr., Literary Prize. The contest was established to memorialize theliterary contributions of Ralph Nading Hill, Jr., one of Vermont’s bestknown writers and historians, who died at the age of 70 in December 1987.The contest is sponsored by Green Mountain Power Corporation and VermontLife magazine. Mr. Hill was a long time member of GMP’s Board ofDirectors and the Vermont Life Editorial Board. The Ralph Nading Hill literary prize is now considered by Vermont writers to be one of the state’s premier literary prizes. Entry for the prize, as in past years, may be an essay, short story, play or poetry. The focus of the literary work must be “Vermont – Its People, the Place, Its History or Its Values.” It must be unpublished. The maximum length is 3,000 words. The winner will be selected on the basis of literary merit and suitability for publication in Vermont Life. The deadline for this year’s contest is November 15, 2004. A $1,500 cash prize is awarded annually to the winner, and the winning work will be published in a future issue of Vermont Life. The most recent winner was “Four Poems for Elizabeth,” by Mary Pratt of New Haven. The Ralph Nading Hill, Jr., Literary Prize Board of Judges consists of Ruth Page, a writer and former member of GMP’s Board of Directors; Tom Slayton, editor of Vermont Life magazine; Brian Vachon, Vice President of Communications at National Life; Alison Freeland, a Vermont author; and Steve Terry, Senior Vice President Corporate and Legal Affairs at GMP. The contest is open to all residents of Vermont, including students enrolled in Vermont colleges and seasonal residents. Entrants may be professional writers as well as amateurs. Green Mountain Power employees and their immediate families are not eligible, nor is the immediate family of any member of Green Mountain Power’s Board of Directors. Please send two copies of your entry to the Corporate Relations Department at Green Mountain Power, 163 Acorn Lane, Colchester, VT 05446. Please provide entrant’s name, address and phone on a separate sheet of paper. Do not mention the entrant’s name on the entry itself. For more information please contact Green Mountain Power’s Corporate Relations department at (802) 655-8788.
Prescott wants to remain a Cowboy, and the feeling is mutual. The two sides will have to work out the details. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones knows the landscape.“I think the market is what the market is,” Jones said, per USA Today. “We’ve all seen it. So, I think there’s not really a lot to get a feel for in terms of knowing what it is. I think the contracts are out there for everybody to see.”It’s always good to be a quarterback, though. Especially one that wins, is a winner.” In the not-to-distant future, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will sign his second contract as an NFL player. And when that happens, the phrase “one of the NFL’s biggest bargains” will forever lose its connection with a player who has started every game of his NFL career (33-18 record), led his team to two playoff appearances, been selected to two Pro Bowls … and whose salary ranked him 55th among NFL quarterbacks this past season.That’s right: 55th. Prescott, a fourth-round pick in 2016, had a cap hit of $725,848 last season, which ranked him behind 54 other NFL QBs, according to USA Today. Prescott has one year left on his 4-year, $2.72 million rookie contract. Troy Aikman praises Cowboys QB Dak Prescott: ‘He’s everything you’d want him to be’ Everyone knows Prescott is due for a big raise. The question is: How much? And based on comments he made before the Super Bowl, Prescott is not thinking “hometown discount.” “I think the team knows how to pay what’s deserved,” Prescott told USA Today, “and pay those other people at the same time what’s deserved without being frugal.” Related News “Those other people” are RB Ezekiel Elliott, WR Amari Cooper, DE Demarcus Lawrence and CB Byron Jones, all Pro Bowl selections like Prescott with contracts that expire soon (Lawrence played under the franchise tag in 2018).Of all the BIG money quarterbacks — Packers’ Aaron Rodgers at $33.5 million in 2018, Falcons’ Matt Ryan at $30 million, Vikings’ Kirk Cousins at $28 million — one name is missing from the 14 quarterbacks who were paid north of $20 million last season: Tom Brady, he of six Super Bowl victories, including his latest last week against the Rams. Brady was paid a cap-friendly $15 million in 2018.No comparison, Prescott told USA Today. That’s a two-income family.“Nobody’s wife makes as much money as his wife does, either,” Prescott said.Brady’s wife is supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who earned $10 million in 2018, according to Forbes. “When Tom Brady isn’t the breadwinner in the home, then that’s a great problem to have,” Prescott said. “So in that case, he can do that. He can do his contract however you want to do it.”In other words, the Cowboys can forget the hometown discount.
Fresh snowfall was on Monday recorded in many areas of Jammu and Kashmir, leading to the closure of the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway for vehicular traffic.The snowfall, however, snapped Kashmir’s links with the rest of the country as the arterial Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed due to the accumulation of snow around Jawahar Tunnel in the Qazigund area. “Due to slippery road conditions and fresh snowfall at the Jawahar tunnel and other areas, the highway has been closed,” a senior traffic department official said.The traffic authorities have stopped vehicular movement at the Nagrota check post in Jammu and Qazigund.The snowfall also led to poor visibility at the Srinagar airport, disrupting the air traffic. “Current visibility is 600 metres and the runway is not available up to 10.30 am due snowfall. The situation will be reviewed after that,” an official of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) here said.This is the first major snowfall in Kashmir this winter, which was largely dry so far.There was some snowfall in early December last year and since then the weather has been mostly dry.According to the Meteorological (MeT) Department officials, the month of January was the driest in terms of rainfall in Kashmir in the past 38 years.The snowfall has led traffic snarls on all major roads as continuous snowfall has hampered the efforts of the authorities to clear the snow from roads, officials said.Meanwhile, the minimum temperature across the Valley stayed around the freezing point, except for Gulmarg, the skiing resort in north Kashmir where the mercury settled at minus 4.6 degrees Celsius.Kargil in the Ladakh region continued to be the coldest place in the state at minus 14 degrees Celsius, while nearby Leh town was also freezing at minus 11.3 degrees Celsius last night, the MeT officials said.
LATEST STORIES “We did a lot of damage ourselves in terms of the turnover,” Simmons said. “At the same time, they had the energy, which we were lacking a little bit.”Both teams gave key players planned days of rest: Jimmy Butler for Philadelphia and Kevin Love for Cleveland. Besides Love, the Cavs were also missing, among others, Marquese Chriss (suspension), Tristan Thompson (foot), Matthew Dellavedova (concussion) and Larry Nance Jr. (ribs).“I think we’re moving in the right direction,” Cleveland coach Larry Drew said. “Playing against two tough teams, as we have the last couple of nights, and competing at the level that we’ve been able to compete at, I think it says a lot about the team.”TIP-INSCavaliers: Former Sixer Nik Stauskas had nine points off the bench, hitting two straight 3-pointers in the second quarter. . Cleveland surprised the Sixers during its last trip to Philly, notching a 121-112 win in November.76ers: Zhaire Smith, a 2018 first-round draft pick, was recalled from the Delaware Blue Coats before the game but did not play. The rookie, who fractured his foot in August, has yet to make his NBA debut. . Center Boban Marjanovic, who returned to the court after missing six straight contests, scored 11 points after first checking into a big ovation.KING JAMESMaking his first start as a Sixer, in place of Butler, James Ennis III scored 10 of his 12 points in the first half. He also had an exciting follow slam at the beginning of the fourth quarter and was, according to coach Brett Brown, “one of the team’s best defensive players” on the night.“James did a great job,” Embiid said. “He’s settling in comfortably. And we’re going to need him for the rest of the season and the playoffs.”Ennis came over to Philly in a trade deadline deal with the Rockets last month. UP NEXTCavaliers: Visit the Orlando Magic on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ben Simmons scored 26 points, Embiid had 19 rebounds and made some big plays down the stretch, and the 76ers held off the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-99 on Tuesday night.“Myself and Jo, we take a lot of responsibility to try to get the team going, whether it’s with energy or defense,” Simmons said. “Jo did a great job on the defensive end.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesCollin Sexton led the Cavaliers with 26 points, including a layup with 3:10 left that pulled Cleveland within one. Cedi Osman added 18 and put the Cavs ahead 97-96 with under 3 minutes to go as boos rained down in Philly.But Mike Scott responded with a 3-pointer to put the 76ers back ahead. And after Simmons made a free throw and Jordan Clarkson a layup for Cleveland, Embiid followed his own miss with a thunderous dunk to give the Sixers a 102-99 lead with under a minute left. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Cleveland Cavaliers’ Collin Sexton, left, shoots against Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, right, of Cameroon, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — Asked to assess his overall performance, Joel Embiid said he was “trash.”When the Philadelphia 76ers needed him the most, however, their All-Star center came to play.ADVERTISEMENT Embiid, playing in his second game after missing eight straight with a sore left knee, had a block on the other end and then made four consecutive free throws to seal the win as “MVP! MVP!” chants replaced the boos.Embiid and JJ Redick finished with 17 points apiece. Simmons added 10 rebounds and eight assists.“We’re just getting back in the flow,” Embiid said. “By playoff time, we’ll be back to normal.”One night removed from a surprising 25-point win over second-place Toronto, Cleveland, owner of the third-worst record in the NBA, put a big scare into the third-place team in the East.After shooting just 22 percent from the field in the first quarter to fall behind 24-12, the Cavs took a 38-37 lead midway through the second quarter on two straight 3-pointers by Osman. 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Quad/Graphics announced this week it’s buying Brown Printing from parent company Gruner + Jahr for $100 million. The deal expands Quad’s magazine and catalog printing business.The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2014, and will be accretive to earnings, the company says. Funding will come from a combination of cash on hand and a revolving credit facility. Brown’s projected 2014 revenues are $350 million, and Quad says the purchase price is less than 4-times adjusted EBITDA. “This acquisition will enhance the many ways we help publishers and marketers drive top-line revenues while better controlling their overall total cost of product and distribution,” says Joel Quadracci, Quad/Graphics’ chairman, president and CEO, in a statement. “With print as our foundation, we will continue to find innovative ways to connect and integrate print with other media channels to increase reach, response and return on investment.”Standard & Poor’s isn’t so impressed with the deal. The ratings service downgraded Quad’s credit rating to a “BB-” from a “BB” because the acquisition edges Quad past the 3x leverage multiple to 3.2x. Also, S&P is spooked by Quad’s 4.5 percent revenue slide in 2013, along with its reliance on print-based revenues which are still 90 percent of total—prompting a financial risk profile adjustment from “intermediate” to “significant.”
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Twitter/BJPPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday mocked the Congress’s proposed NYAY scheme which translates to “justice” in Hindi literally and claimed that the grand old party has finally agreed that injustice was done by them over the past 60 years.He also said a vote for Congress, DMK and IUML combine is a vote for higher taxes and lower growth rate, a free hand to terrorists and criminals.”Congress and dishonesty are best friends. But sometimes by mistake, they end up speaking the truth. Now they are saying Nyay will happen. Even if they did not intend to, they have admitted that they had done injustice for the 60 years,” Modi said addressing massive rallies held in Theni and Ramanathapuram district.NYAY is the Congress’ minimum income guarantee scheme that the party says lift millions out of poverty.PM Modi also asked who will render Nyay/justice to the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots; to all the victims of anti-Dalit riots; to the government of AIADMK Founder M.G. Ramachandran (MGR) dismissed by Congress because one family didn’t like him; to the victims of Bhopal gas tragedy — one of worst environment tragedy in modern India — all of which happened under the Congress rule.Stating that the Congress, DMK and their other corrupt friends can never work for India’s development, Modi asked the people present at the rallies to decide the fate of those who questioned the surgical strike by the Indian Army.”How do you deal with those who wish to weaken armed forces and how to deal with those who talk with the sponsors of terrorists,” Modi asked.”When it comes to national security, there can be no compromise. We leave no stone unturned in protecting India and destroying forces of terror. When a brave Indian pilot was captured, he was back in record time. The Congress party politicised the issue,” Modi said pointing fingers at the opposition.PM Modi said for Tamil Nadu to become prosperous, the game of DMK and Congress must end and the rule of dynasty must be stopped.”As a chowkidar for the nation, I work for the benefit of the people. Your struggle for railway connectivity is known and our government has begun the gauge conversion between Madurai and Bodi.”The Prime Minister assured that the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the Integrated Textile Park set up in Madurai will benefit the people of Theni district.He said the opposition has been unable to accept the fact that “India has been rapidly making a mark in the world under the BJP-led NDA’s regime and they are unhappy with Modi”.”Those who were sworn enemies have come together to harm people of Tamil Nadu. Recall 1979, how the Congress humiliated DMK. Recently DMK leaders were in jail for the 2G scam,” Modi said.”Despite such bitterness in the past, today Congress and DMK are together to mislead the people. All the corrupt have joined hands to defeat Modi,” he added.Citing the projection of Congress President Rahul Gandhi as the Prime Ministerial candidate by the DMK, Modi said none of the other opposition parties have agreed on it as each party wants its leaders in line for the Prime Minister post.Taking a dig at Congress bigwig in Tamil Nadu, Modi said while the father (former Union Minister P. Chidambaram) was India’s Finance Minister, his son (Karti Chidambaram) looted the country.According to Modi, the Madhya Pradesh government has become the ATM (automatic teller machine) of the Congress party and people were talking about it as the Thuglaq Road scam (where the Congress chief’s residence is).”You all know which big Congress leader stays in Thuglaq Road,” Modi said.PM Modi said former President late APJ Abdul Kalam would have been happy on the DRDO’s success at A-SAT missile launch destroying low earth orbiting satellite that was called of Mission Shakti that proved India’s capability to destroy live satellite with a mission.”We are creating the India that Kalam imagined,” Modi said.”The India of 2019 is different from the India of 2014. Today India is eliminating poverty faster than before. We opened bank accounts for poor, gave gas connections to poor women,” Modi said.”Sanitation cover was at a dismal 38 per cent then and now it is 98 per cent. Five years ago, many didn’t have health coverage, but now several crore of people have insurance coverage,” he added.According to Modi, work is fast progressing on laying of the railway tracks between Rameswaran and Dhanuskodi. The 100-year-old Pamban bridge is transformed into a state-of-the-art bridge.On water resources, Modi said once the new government under him assumes office on May 23, there will be a separate Ministry for Jal Shakti with a focus on providing clean water for drinking, water for irrigation.He also said a new Fisheries Ministry will be formed on May 23 like the farmer’s credit card, the fishermen will also be given credit cards.He also said that about 1,900 Indian fishermen were released from Sri Lankan jails due to the government’s diplomatic efforts, some of them were facing death sentences.Criticising Congress-DMK “lacking vision and mission for India”, Modi said: “Their only mission is to remove Modi. In the process of hating Modi, the opposition has begun to hate India.””When Congress was in power, terrorists had the upper hand. City after city experienced bomb blasts. The Congress government was hapless,” Modi said.Coming down on the Congress’ first family, Modi said: “In Delhi, prime real estate is used for memorial for the members of one family as if no other family has contributed to the nation.”Citing the memorial built for Kalam at Rameswaram in Ramanathapuram district, Modi asked: “Did Congress make a memorial at this scale for any previous Presidents of India? So many Presidents were from the Congress. They did not make a memorial for KR Narayanan, R Venkatraman or Dr S Radhakrishnan.”
Kolkata: Hamidul Islam (21), a Trinamool Congress worker from Jalangi in Murshidabad was killed while many others suffered splinter injuries when a gang of miscreants hurled bombs at a rally taken out by the Trinamool Congress leaders in the district.According to police, as many as five Trinamool Congress activists received splinter injuries and were taken to Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital. A rally was taken out by the local Trinamool Congress leaders from Ghoshpara area under Jalangi police station on Monday morning when the incident occurred. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeA few minutes before the start of the rally, some miscreants hurled at least 20 bombs at the party workers taking part in the rally and fled the place. The incident had triggered tension among the party workers and locals alike. Following the incident, all the injured victims were taken to Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital where Hamidul was declared brought dead. The other injured persons have been undergoing treatment at the hospital. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt was learnt that the rally was organised to make some preparations ahead of the Trinamool Congress’ grand rally at Brigade Maidan in the city on January 19. The party supporters started congregating near the Ghoshpara area from Monday morning. When the rally was about to start some miscreants hurled bombs at the Trinamool Congress activists. The district Trinamool Congress leaders have alleged that Congress backed goons have been involved in the attack and demanded a high-level enquiry into the incident. After being informed police reached the spot and started an investigation. They are yet to ascertain to motive behind the attack. After interrogating locals, police came to know the names of some youths who might have been involved in the incident. The investigating officers also collected samples from the place of the incident. Raids are being conducted to nab the culprits.
Kolkata: An elderly person and his wife were found dead inside their flat located at Sukantanagar in Salt Lake on Monday morning. Sleuths suspect that they had committed suicide as a note was recovered in which it was stated that the family was going through a financial crunch and could not continue with their mentally challenged son’s treatment.The couple has been identified as Ranjit Das (67) and Mamata Das (56). According to locals, on Monday, Ranjit and Mamata’s son aged around 22 years, approached them and stated that his parents have committed suicide. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSome locals rushed to their flat and found Ranjit hanging from a ceiling fan while Mamata was lying on the bed unconsciously. Immediately, Bidhannagar South police station was informed. Sleuths sent both Ranjit and Mamata’s bodies to Bidhannagar Sub-Divisional Hospital where doctors declared both of them brought dead. Neighbours also informed that the Das family used to reside at the flat for the past six years. Their two daughters are married and their son is mentally challenged. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseLocals claimed that Ranjit and Mamata’s son used to get violent often. A few months ago, he ransacked a local shop and tried to attack a person with a sharp weapon. He also used to torture his parents. Recently, he was admitted to a hospital where his treatment was going on. Four days ago he had been released. Ranjit used to own a jewellery shop in Beliaghata which he had to sell to continue their son’s treatment. Despite selling the shop, they had to spend all their savings and even borrowed a lot of money from several people. Locals informed that their son used to beat them up often for no good reason. Sources informed that a suicide note was found from the room in which Ranjit and Mamata’s bodies were found stating that they were going through a financial crunch and thus, they were forced to commit suicide. It was also written that their daughters will be the joint owners of the flat after their death. Also, Ranjit and Mamata asked them to leave their mentally challenged brother on the road as they should not think about him anymore. Though the suicide note was recovered, sleuths are not sure about the suicide angle. This is because, apparently, there was no sign of poisoning on Mamata’s body. Sleuths suspect that Ranjit must have killed her before hanging himself. Sources informed that both of their daughters identified the handwriting in the note as Mamata’s. Police are waiting for the autopsy report.