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first_imgStatewideTechnology Project Unveils New WebsiteConnectVermont Project Includes Fiber optic, Wireless,Online InformationMONTPELIER– The project responsible for bringing wireless Internet access tohighway welcome centers; putting tourism information online; and bringingmotorists road condition reports now has its website.Officials saidthe ConnectVermont program’s new website at www.connectvermont.com(link is external)would not only help visitors and Vermonters learn more about its many high-techservices but provide another way to access them.“Thiswebsite really shows how the ConnectVermont project is making a difference inpeople’s lives,” said Robert T. White, who is the project’sdirector within the Vermont Agency of Transportation. “From vacationerslooking for a cultural event using wireless internet at a welcome center to aVermont trucker trying to find out road and traffic conditions, technology isworking for all of us.”ConnectVermontis a program coordinated by the Vermont Agencies of Transportation and Commerce& Community Development, and composed of partnering organizations withdiverse missions including arts & humanities, tourism, public safety,natural resources, and economic  development.In addition towebsites for these purposes, the initiative includes wireless internet serviceat all of the state’s welcome centers  as part of its mission toestablish an Advanced Rural Traveler Information service.In addition toan integrated system of web sites, interactive kiosks, and a 511 informationline, the ConnectVermont Program will eventually include a fiber optic“backbone” running along Vermont’s highway system that willfurther support traveler information and transportation needs as well as helpexpand broadband access around the state.“I wouldencourage all Vermonters to visit the ConnectVermont website to learn about howthat State of Vermont is making traveling to, in and around Vermont safer andmore convenient,” said Senator Patrick Leahy, who helped secure much ofthe $15 million in federal funding that has fueled the project.“ConnectVermonthas transformed the way visitors search for information about Vermont and ithas begun to transform the way Vermonters know about road conditions, trafficreports and other critical travel information,” Leahy said.11 ofVermont’s 20 information and welcome centers are now offering freewireless internet access, Governor Douglas said, and the remainder are slatedto be completed in the next year or so.“Thiscomponent of my E-State Initiative will provide free Wi Fi access for businesspeople, tourists, and all those who use our highways,” Douglas said.“The ConnectVermont site is a great way to track the progress of this andother related projects.”The northboundand southbound sites in Sharon, Williston, and Randolph are on line, as areGuilford, Fairhaven, Alburgh, Derby and Highgate.For moreinformation, please visit:www.connectvermont.com(link is external)### 30  ###last_img read more

first_imgLoudspeakers blaring hygiene messages, foreign ambassadors locked in their compounds and state media demanding “absolute obedience” to health authorities — North Korea is taking what diplomats call “unprecedented” measures as it seeks to prevent a crippling coronavirus outbreak.The authoritarian state, led by the ruling Kim family since its foundation in 1948, maintains extensive control over the lives of its citizens and is pulling out all the stops to try to protect itself from the virus that first emerged in neighboring China, long its key diplomatic ally and trade partner.After the virus emerged it quickly closed its borders, cutting itself off from the outside world in a move diplomats and analysts say is its best method of self-protection given the weakness of its health infrastructure. Staff could only leave the premises — which have a prime location in Pyongyang close to the Workers’ Party leadership compound — to take rubbish to a landfill, when “Korean specialists immediately disinfect our truck at the gates of the embassy”.The city’s Orthodox church, taekwondo gym, skating rink and swimming pool were all off-limits, as were Korean and painting classes. “They may seem trifles, but everyday life is made of them.”Diplomatic work had been virtually suspended, he added, with no meetings, conversations or negotiations with North Korean officials or other embassies, while contact with the authorities was limited to phone calls or official notes dropped into a special mailbox.Only a country as “unique” as the North could take such a decision to address “a problem of national importance” and implement it, he said, describing the situation as “extraordinary”.”In material terms, self-isolation is of course very expensive for the Korean state,” he added.But it would always be willing to pay that price, he went on: “It is very important to understand that the issues of state security, the ideology and dignity of the country — in its North Korean understanding, of course — always and definitely prevail over economic considerations.”Those who expect sanctions to force the North to make concessions over its nuclear arsenal — negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington are currently deadlocked — should recognize that reality, he added. ‘Irreversible catastrophic consequences’ The novel coronavirus now known as COVID-19 originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan and has since spread around the world, killing more than 2,700 people.South Korea has seen a rapid surge of cases in recent days, to well over 1,100, giving it the largest national tally outside China.But Pyongyang insists that it remains the only one of China’s neighbors not to have had a single case. Observers doubt that, but the Rodong Sinmun, the official mouthpiece of the Workers’ Party, urged citizens to show “absolute obedience” to instructions from health authorities and the state.”We should bear in mind that any moment of complacency could result in irreversible catastrophic consequences and should maintain a high state of alert,” it said.Earlier this week it warned of “devastating consequences” if the country suffers even one case of coronavirus, recommending people avoid gathering in public places — even restaurants.”Sitting down and dining together and talking with each other can itself become the main spreading ground of the infectious disease,” it said.But state duties do not appear to be subject to such restrictions: on Wednesday it carried pictures of scores of Supreme People’s Assembly officials lining up to visit the supposed birthplace of Kim Jong Il, the father and predecessor of the current leader Kim Jong Un, at Mount Paektu. All of them wore masks. Topics : Arrivals are subject to 30 days’ isolation and it has stepped up its efforts internally, with the official KCNA describing an intensifying “anti-virus campaign”, including door-to-door health check-ups and loudspeaker vans instructing citizens on hygiene practices around the country.Foreigners are facing tough restrictions: all of those resident in the country have been subjected to quarantine at their premises since the beginning of February. Diplomats in Pyongyang have unable even to walk around the city in what the Russian ambassador described as a “morally crushing” situation.The embassy had been “left without diplomatic mail… we did not manage to get medicines and supplies for our first-aid post”, Alexander Matsegora told Russia’s TASS news agency.last_img read more

first_img(REUTERS) – The coronavirus pandemic has stalled young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas’s burgeoning career but he remains philosophical about the current tennis shutdown.The world number six would have been preparing for the French Open that was originally scheduled to start this weekend but was postponed to September.While he is missing life on Tour, Tsitsipas believes the lockdown has given the planet a breath.“I actually think they should put us in lockdown once a year – it’s good for nature, it’s good for our planet,” Tsitsipas said in an Instagram Live conversation for ‘At Home With Babsi’ on Eurosport’s Instagram page.“I think it will be environmentally very beneficial. Life is such a hustle, and you never get the time to spend with your family and connect with them.“Now it’s an opportunity to do so. It takes me back to when I was a young kid and I didn’t travel so much then.”With professional tennis unlikely to return before early August, at the earliest, Tsitsipas says the hardest thing has been training without an end goal.“I practise every day, of course I don’t put 100% in but at the same time I’m planning on gradually getting better,” the 21-year-old said.“It’s a process, it’s tricky – you have so much time in front of you and you don’t know when things are going to get back to normal. Right now, I am taking it easy, I’m not pushing myself to the limit and I’m not resting.“There is a good contrast in-between the two.”It was at last year’s French Open that Tsitsipas was tipped to make his Grand Slam breakthrough but lost out in an epic battle with former champion Stan Wawrinka in the last 16.Tsitsipas said that defeat still plays on his mind.“I felt heartbroken. It was difficult one to get over and I felt I was really close,” he said.Tsitsipas admired American great Pete Sampras, who also had Greek parentage.“Pete Sampras was one of my idols. My dad used to watch all of his matches and he was a big fan,” he said.“I got to meet him at Indian Wells a few years ago which was an astonishing experience. His game style was unique, amazing serve and volley game and he also has a Greek heritage of course.“He was a great athlete and the guy I believe revolutionised the one-handed backhand.”last_img read more

first_imgTunisia coach Sami Trabelsi has quit following his team’s failure to progress past the Africa Cup of Nations group stage.The Tunisian Football Federation (FTF) said it had accepted a request from the 45-year-old coach to terminate his contract.The Carthage Eagles finished third in Group D behind Togo and ahead of North African rivals Algeria.Three possible candidates have been identified as Trabelsi’s successor.The three are Nabil Maaloul, who led Esperance to the African Champions League title in 2011, Khaled Ben Yahia and Maher Kenzari.The FTF said a decision would be taken in the coming days, after the leading candidates had been interviewed. Tunisia started well in South Africa with a 1-0 win over the Desert Foxes, before defeat to group winners Ivory Coast and a 1-1 draw with the Togolese consigned them to an early exit.Trabelsi – who was appointed coach in March 2011 – had led the Carthage Eagles to the last eight at last year’s finals in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, before being knocked out by Ghana.He becomes the first coaching casualty of this year’s Nations Cup finals.last_img read more

first_img Harvard-Westlake alum Lucas Giolito throws no-hitter for White Sox Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Dodgers lose a wild game to the Giants in 11 innings Dodgers’ Will Smith: ‘I feel like it’s been five years’ since his 2019 debut Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ We are lucky, actually, that the teams play six times this season, concluding with Sunday’s Dodger Stadium duel between Clayton Kershaw and Deck McGuire. Usually, it’s just one four-game series, split between the two ballparks, but since the AL and NL West Divisions are interleague partners this year, we get two extra games.Imagine if they played 18. The players would survive, but some fans might not.“You know it’s always a packed crowd,” Angel pitcher Andrew Heaney said. “The Dodger fans bring it, and our fans bring it so it’s always exciting.Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day center_img PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers’ Chase Utley beats the throw to Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado and scores from first base on a double by Yasmani Grandal in the ninth inning to tie the game, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Angels’ Andrelton Simmons scores past Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes on a single by Justin Upton in the first inning, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels relief pitcher Jose Alvarez reacts after striking out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal in the tenth inning to secure their 5-4 win, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt talks with pitcher Alex Wood, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Angels left fielder Justin Upton can’t catch a double by Los Angeles Dodgers Andrew Toles in the tenth inning, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Blake Parker, right, looks down after giving a run by Los Angeles Dodgers Chase Utley, left, in the ninth inning to tie the game, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun makes a leaping catch on a flyball at the outfield wall by the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor in the first inning, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, left, celebrates with Mike Trout after hitting a home run in tenth-inning to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun watches his tenth-inning home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher catcher Yasmani Grandal looks on, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood after striking out two Angels batters in the sixth inning, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood throws to home plate against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, is greeted by Mike Trout after hitting a home run in tenth-inning to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney throws to home plate against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood throws to home plate against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy (13) is greeted by manager Dave Roberts after scoring from third on a single by Cody Bellinger in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Angels’ shortstop Andrelton Simmons can’t field a single by the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe in the second inning, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood, center, confers with shortstop Chris Taylor, left, and catcher Austin Barnes after loading the bases in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Angels’ outfielder Kole Calhoun slides into second base after hitting a double in the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chase Utley passes third base coach Chris Woodward and scores from first base on a double by Yasmani Grandal in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher pitcher Blake Parker follows through against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth inning, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Andrew Toles, right, makes a catch in front of left fielder Enrique Hernandez on a flyball by Los Angeles Angels’ David Fletcher in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani draws a base on balls after pinch hitting in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney (28) smiles after his day is done as manager Mike Scioscia, left, makes a pitching change in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Dylan Floro waits for the ball after giving up a solo home run to Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton in the seventh inning, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts applauds a running catch by left fielder Enrique Hernandez on a line drive by the Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout in the seventh inning, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chase Utley beats the throw to Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado and scores from first base on a double by Yasmani Grandal in the ninth inning to tie the game, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)NextShow Caption1 of 25Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chase Utley beats the throw to Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado and scores from first base on a double by Yasmani Grandal in the ninth inning to tie the game, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker)ExpandLOS ANGELES — If Major League Baseball realigns in the near future, as some suggest, tradition probably will take a hit. The DH will likely become universal, divisions could be realigned regionally and we might even lose the traditional National and American League designations.(That would not please This Space, although I’m starting to come around on the DH. Those who have known me for any length of time, take a moment to compose yourselves after the initial shock.)Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.But if that upending of the traditional baseball universe would mean more neighborhood squabbles between the Dodgers and Angels? Count me in.The 2018 version of the Freeway Series has been a lot of fun the last two weekends. The Angels won twice last weekend at Anaheim with late-inning lightning. The Dodgers rallied in the seventh Friday night and held off the Angels in the ninth, and Saturday evening the sides went back and forth before Kole Calhoun deposited a Kenley Jansen cutter into the right field pavilion, for his third home run in two games and ultimately a 5-4 Angels victory. Or Friday night’s 3-2 Dodgers victory, courtesy of a two-out seventh-inning rally aided by a wild throw from right fielder Calhoun.“And even today, it’s not weird, but it’s back and forth … It’s just the kind of stuff you don’t feel like you see very often.”Related Articles It is almost exclusively a fan-driven rivalry, which is what lends itself to the energized atmosphere in both ballparks. In Anaheim, plenty of Dodger fans show up and make it their mission to outshout the Angel fans. In The Ravine, Angel fans are more outnumbered, but there’s still an intensity that tells you that this is something special.“It’s always good energy around … I guess you’d call it a hometown rivalry,” Angels reliever Blake Parker said.“You always have guys on the other team that you’ve played with, or know, or grew up with, or seen in the minors. But once you get up here and you put the ‘A’ on your chest, or you see the Dodgers over there, it always adds a little bit more excitement to the game. The fans are in it, going back and forth all game, and it’s especially fun because both teams are very well represented at either place.”Heaney noted that he’d played with Austin Barnes and Kiké Hernandez in Miami, and played with injured Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager in the Arizona Fall League.And, in fact, Heaney was a Dodger himself for, oh, maybe six minutes or so in the winter of 2014, coming from the Marlins to the Dodgers in the Dee Gordon trade before being flipped to the Angels in the Howie Kendrick trade. He even tweeted a farewell message to Dodger fans after that second trade, kiddingly but charmingly so.The one guy who truly has deep roots on both sides, Mike Scioscia, has for years downplayed any sort of rivalry, and the Angels’ manager hasn’t changed his stance.“Over the years I think the fans probably feel the geographical rivalry more than we do,” he said. “I mean, the Dodgers are a terrific club and when we play them you have to play well to beat them. That’s what we’re focused on.”Still, it’s not a blood rivalry because the teams don’t play in the same division, aren’t going head-to-head for a playoff spot, and haven’t had any bad blood for a couple of decades, or since Chan Ho Park tried to deliver a flying dropkick to Tim Belcher in 1999.Now, if there were realignment, and these teams played each other 18 times with something on the line, not only would the players feel it more but each team’s fans would really have reason to despise the other. Think Kings-Ducks, multiplied by 10.As it is now, it’s fun. And if baseball’s powers that be want to give us more, I could certainly live with that. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching “I don’t know why, but it seems like we play some really close, crazy games. I don’t know if it’s because of that. I don’t know what it is … We had one last year where they had a strikeout on (Cameron) Maybin and (Yasmani) Grandal threw a ball into right field and we won on that. We’ve had some really strange ones.”Like, say, the one last Friday night in Anaheim, where Jansen had Shohei Ohtani down 0-2 and was one strike away from a save, but walked Ohtani and started what turned out to  be a game-winning rally for the Angels, helped along by a wild throw from Yasiel Puig and Jansen’s failure to back up home plate. Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense last_img read more