Twincraft Continues Their Commitment to Minimize Environmental Impact

first_imgTwincraft Continues Their Commitment to Minimize Environmental ImpactWINOOSKI, VT – Twincraft Soap invested over $20,000 to replace the manufacturing facilities’ metal halide fixtures and older technology fluorescent fixtures with energy-efficient high performance fluorescent fixtures and lamps. The investment will save Twincraft an estimated $10,000 per year in electricity costs.”This is definitely a worthwhile investment,” said Brian Towle, Senior Maintenance and Engineering Manager. “It was clear from the start this investment would pay itself off in the next few years. More importantly, we’re continuing down the path we started on over a year ago in terms of looking for ways to operate more efficiently and with less environmental impact.”In order to more fully drive the point home, Twincraft will be “celebrating” the company’s new lighting by combining efforts with Efficiency Vermont. On June 19th, representatives from Efficiency Vermont will be at Twincraft passing out literature with energy saving tips for the home. They will also have energy-efficient compact fluorescents (CFLs) available at a discounted price. Twincraft will match each employee’s purchase with an additional free bulb.”Twincraft is a model. They’re showing their employees that with an initial investment, they too can save energy, have less environmental impact and even better-see a return on that investment,” said Rick Thibodeau, Efficiency Vermont Account Manager. “This is the perfect time to educate Twincraft employees. By replacing a regular bulb with a CFL, the average household saves $42 over the lifetime of the bulb in electricity and maintenance.”With consultative and economic assistance from Efficiency Vermont, Twincraft has been able to reduce their yearly energy consumption by 3.7%, saving over a quarter of a million kilowatt hours per year and a net reduction of over 163,000 lbs of greenhouse gas emissions. This was accomplished by modifying existing production equipment with higher efficiency motors, installing new pump controls, implementing fans with programmable thermostats, and installing energy-efficient lighting technologies with occupancy sensors.”Efficiency Vermont has been a great partner. They have helped us realize potential cost savings in a number of areas,” said Peter Asch, President/CEO of Twincraft. “Their financial incentives certainly make a number of these initiatives attainable, and they helped us tremendously in calculating the return on investment as well.”Twincraft Soap is a world-class private label soap manufacturer. The company produces quality and innovative specialty bar soap products for a diverse customer base. Twincraft has been in operation since 1971 and has facilities in Winooski and Essex, Vermont. Twincraft employs 230 people.###last_img read more

Cricket News Live Streaming Cricket, India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI: When, Where and How to Watch IND vs WI Match Live Match on TV

first_imgNew Delhi: Live Streaming Cricket, India vs West Indies Second ODI Online at SonyLiv & Live Telecast Sony Sports TV Channel: Virat Kohli finally broke his century drought as he blasted his 42nd century and eighth against the West Indies as his record-breaking knock, in addition to Shreyas Iyer’s attacking 71 helped India end on 279/7. Kohli sjared wonderful partnerships with Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer but the West Indies bowlers bowled well in patches as they looked to restrict the scoring. Kohli became the leading run-getter in ODIs against the West Indies but once both Kohli and Iyer departed, India struggled to end well in the death overs as West Indies struck at regular intervals. India’s score of 279/7 is good on a wicket that is slowing down and it could offer the spinners some assistance. In response, Chris Gayle shattered Brian Lara’s record of runs but fell cheaply. After a rain break reduced the game to 46 overs, Evin Lewis and Nicholas Pooran looked in good touch with Lewis scoring his sixth fifty. But, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took four wickets and West Indies’ lower order were blown away as India won the match by 59 runs via DLS method to take a 1-0 lead in the series. (Click Here to Get IND vs WI ball by ball commentary Live Cricket Score Updates) (LIVE SCORECARD)What time does the live coverage of India vs West Indies second ODI start?India vs West Indies second ODI will start at 07:00 PM IST.Where will India vs West Indies second ODI be played?The India vs West Indies first ODI will be played at Port of Spain, Trinidad.Where to watch online live streaming of the India vs West Indies second ODI?You can watch the live streaming of the India vs West Indies second ODI on SonyLiv from 07.00 PM onwards.When is India vs West Indies second ODI?The India vs West Indies first ODI will be played on Sunday August 11.Where can I check India vs West Indies second ODI?You can follow live updates and live Score on You can watch the live cricket match on SonyLiv.Where can I watch India vs West Indies second ODI?The match between India vs West Indies second ODI will be broadcast live on Ten 1, Ten 3 and HD channels. Hindi commentary will be available on Ten 3. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Kobe Bryant reminisces about career at NBA All-Star weekend

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I’m looking around the room and seeing guys that I’m playing with that are tearing the league up that were 4 in my first All-Star game,” Bryant said. “How many players can say they played 20 years and actually have seen the game go through three or four generations?”Bryant can. Yet, he joked he will play only 10 minutes as a starter for the Western Conference, mindful that he has nursed soreness in recent weeks in his right shoulder. But even limited minutes will not diminish Bryant’s presence. Chicago forward and former Lakers teammate Pau Gasol said “it will be emotional for me to see him.” “We definitely want to send him off on a good note,” Thunder forward Kevin Durant said. “We know he’s going to be super competitive.”Yet, Bryant reiterated he has “zero” aspirations to set the record for most NBA All-Star MVPs after collecting four (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011) to tie Bob Pettit. “I’m enjoying this whole thing with being around these players and talking to them one more time,” Bryant said. “The competitiveness in terms of me trying to establish something and prove something, that’s gone.”Not completely. Bryant admitted he still laments the Lakers losing in the 2004 NBA Finals to Detroit and 2008 NBA Finals to Boston.“I wish I could have won the two that got away,” Bryant said. “Those are tangible things I felt I could have adjusted.”Bryant then argued he should have become “more nit-picky” on how the Lakers ran their offense during the 2003-04 season. Bryant also wished he had his teammates “play with a more physical nature” throughout the 2007-08 campaign.Still, Bryant expressed gratitude for recovering from season-ending injuries to his left Achilles tendon, left knee and right shoulder. Though he conceded “it would’ve been amazing” if he ended his 20th and final NBA season with a championship, Bryant argued he “can’t complain about that.“I’ve been very, very fortunate,” said Bryant, who has won five titles. “You got to be able to take the good with the bad.”Bryant shared that attitude during a press conference filled with non sequiturs. When a reporter asked if he could speak any Arabic, Bryant enthusiastically asked him to teach him some words. Bryant offered greetings to reporters stationed from Taiwan, China, India and the Philippines. When asked to name any Canadians not named Drake, Bryant answered with Wayne Gretzky, Steve Nash, Andrew Wiggins and Rachel McAdams. Bryant also addressed various news topics. Bryant waxed nostalgia he will play in the same city that hosts the franchise he scored a career-high 81 points against nearly a decade ago. He predicted Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will win the 3-point shooting contest. Bryant expressed gratitude former Lakers and Clippers Lamar Odom has traveled to New York after being hospitalized for most of the year after falling unconscious at a Nevada brothel. Bryant pleaded patience with the Lakers’ rebuilding process.“It’s tough. You can always plan to do a certain thing and then certain things happen,” Bryant said. “So now you have to adjust. They’re still adjusting. It’s going to take time. They’ll figure it out.”Soon enough, an NBA official ended the press conference. Bryant then offered something poetic to sum up his accomplished career.“A legend that had every passion,” Bryant said, “and poured it out into the game that he loved.”Bryant then walked away from the stage. The cameras furiously clicked and flashed with the same intensity that greeted Bryant when he first arrived. center_img TORONTO >> Every move Kobe Bryant made sparked hysteria. His presence caused several to chant his name. Usually the Lakers’ star creates this atmosphere after he scores a basket. This time, Bryant sparked a stir amid the estimated 150 journalists, both real and imagined, that surrounded him during media availability on Friday as part of NBA All-Star weekend.Bryant’s press conference started with alleged reporters clapping upon his arrival. Bryant answered questions in English, Spanish and Italian. A few international media members greeted Bryant with gifts. One Toronto-based reporter handed Bryant a personalized “Thank you” card. A Japanese reporter gave Bryant a piece of artwork that depicted Bryant as a samurai. Somewhere in between, Bryant talked the fans selecting him for his 18th and final All-Star game during his 20th NBA season on Sunday at Air Canada Centre.last_img read more

MLB wrap: Yankees’ home run streak comes to an end in loss to Mets

first_imgThe Yankees went homerless vs. the Mets tonight, which ends their 31-game HR streak – the longest in MLB history.— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) July 3, 2019The Yankees struck first with two runs in the second before JD Davis cut the score to 2-1 in the sixth with a solo homer.It’s outta here! @JDDavis26 gets us on the board. #LGM— New York Mets (@Mets) July 3, 2019Davis tied the game with an RBI double two innings later and Michael Conforto then put the Mets ahead for good with a two-RBI double of his own. Related News Michael’s mayhem. 🔥🔥🔥 #MetsWin— New York Mets (@Mets) July 3, 2019Mets starter Zack Wheeler allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings while the bullpen, which has struggled of late, threw 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.The Mets improved to 39-47 with the win while the Yankees dropped to 54-29.Studs of the nightRafael Devers was 4 for 5 with two home runs and six RBIs in the Red Sox’s 10-6 win over the Blue Jays.Rafael Devers. That’s it. That’s the tweet.— Red Sox (@RedSox) July 3, 2019Aaron Nola threw eight shutout innings in the Phillies’ 2-0 victory over the Braves.Dud of the nightDwight Smith Jr. went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in the Orioles’ 6-3 loss to the Rays. HighlightsThe Reds registered a walk-off win in an unconventional way. Longtime Yankees announcer John Sterling ending three-decade streak The Yankees’ impressive streak has come to an end.The team failed to hit a home run in a 4-2 loss to the Mets at Citi Field on Tuesday. The Yankees entered the matchup having homered in an MLB record 31 straight games. MLB trade rumors: Astros unwilling to move this prospect in deal for Tigers’ Matthew Boyd MLB trade rumors: Mets open to moving Todd Frazier, Jason Vargas The Wild Horse’s mad dash.(MLB x @BankofAmerica)— MLB (@MLB) July 3, 2019Javier Baez to Anthony Rizzo.Come for Javy’s defense, stay for Rizzo’s defense.(MLB x @MassageEnvy)— MLB (@MLB) July 3, 2019What’s nextPhillies (45-40) at Braves (50-36) — The two National League East rivals will continue their three-game series at SunTrust Park on Wednesday. Nick Pivetta (4-2, 5.63 ERA) will take the mound for Philadelphia while Atlanta will counter with Bryse Wilson (0-0, 8.31 ERA). The Braves hold a 4 1/2 game lead over the Phillies for first place in the National League East entering the matchup.last_img read more