CVPS: Use caution when cutting woodMore than 50 outages in 2008 blamed on felled treesRUTLAND, VT – With fuel prices up, many Vermonters are turning to wood heat, and that’s causing a significant number of power outages due to careless tree cutting near power lines.Central Vermont Public Service, Vermont’s largest power company, today urged Vermonters to use caution when cutting trees anywhere near power lines.”From professional loggers to people cutting wood for the first time, we’re seeing a tremendous number of accidents involving tree-cutting and power lines,” CVPS spokesman Steve Costello said. “We urge all Vermonters to use the utmost in caution to prevent power outages, injuries and even death.”More than 50 power outages have occurred this year due to trees accidentally felled onto CVPS power lines. The outages have affected thousands of customers and cost thousands of dollars to repair. More importantly, Costello said a simple accident can have devastating consequences.”While an outage can be repaired, these accidents can lead to severe injuries that can have lifelong impacts, and fatal accidents affect entire families,” Costello said. “We want to reduce the number of these outages, of course, but we’re even more concerned about preventing injuries or deaths that could be avoided.”In one of the most recent incidents, a homeowner in CVPS’s St. Albans District accidentally dropped a tree onto a power line. “The homeowner and several children ignored the fact that they were in grave danger, and persisted in cutting the tree and being in close proximity to the tree, while it was in direct contact with the utility line,” Costello said.”Only by sheer luck was a tragedy avoided,” Costello said. “The homeowner and the children were in grave danger and didn’t even realize it.”CVPS, which plans a special bill insert on the issue in January, issued a series of tips to keep people safe:* Always look carefully for nearby utility lines before cutting any tree. Sometimes, utility lines can be hidden by trees and other vegetation, such as vines. Call CVPS for assistance before cutting down any tree that is in close proximity to a utility line, or if the tree could fall into a utility line.* Always assume all overhead power lines or damaged lines are energized and potentially dangerous, including the service cables that run from utility poles to buildings.* Never climb, touch or attempt to fell a tree that is in contact with a power line.* If a tree falls into a power line, stop working immediately! Do not attempt to remove the saw or any equipment. Do not attempt to clear the tree or any portion of the tree from the downed line. Do not touch the tree or anything in contact with the tree or overhead cables. Shuffle or hop away from the location; always keep both feet in contact with the ground at the same time. Stay clear and call us immediately at 800-649-2877. Never assume that someone else has made to call. Inform us of the exact location of the event.* Keep others at least 50 feet away from the tree and cables until our crew arrives. This includes pets and livestock.
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Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Weekend RiotJohnny Costa and Bruce Weigner comprise the must-watch Weekend Riot, hailing from Philly, who aim to break the conventional pop music mold. Armed with numerous covers, as well as original hits, such as “25 Minutes” and “Remember This Night,” this duo has been wowing crowds since 2014, both in live shows and on their popular YouTube channel. They dig engaging the audience at shows, so attendees should be prepared to participate, and of course, rock out! Warming up the crowd are Vista, Kenzie Moore, Sarah Barrios, Call The Station and Jenna Rose. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $15. 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20.MaryAnn DiMarcoThis psychic medium and author will be signing copies of her new book Believe, Ask, Act: Divine Steps to Raise Your Intuition, Create Change, and Discover Happiness, and sharing her spiritual journey as a communicator to the afterlife. Get ready to be amazed, and if you have any questions about loved ones who’ve passed on, ask her. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Oct. 20.Chase RiceThis country superstar has a way of inspiring audiences and soothing listeners’ souls. Not your grandmama’s country singer, Rice blends elements of hip hop, rock, pop and electronic music to bring a refreshingly new dynamic to the classic genre. “Gonna Wanna Tonight” is his second Top 5 country radio hit after “Ready Set Roll” went platinum. This rockin’ show definitely won’t disappoint! Supporting acts include Ryan Hurd & Lacy Cavalier. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $30-$75. 8 p.m. Oct. 20.Martin BarreEnglish rock musician Martin Barre is best known for his membership in progressive rock band Jethro Tull from 1969 through 2014, and his solo career has spawned four studio albums, with no signs of stopping. Infamous for his incredible four-minute solos at the beginning of Jethro Tull’s songs “Quatrain” and “Conundrum,” Barre continues to explore and construct “tricky complex melodies” on his acoustic guitar, which critics say are “elegant even when he is rocking hard.” His most recent album releases include Order of Play and Back to Steel, featuring more experimentation as well as remnants of his favorite techniques from Jethro Tull’s glory days. Not to be missed. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. Oct. 20.MORE THINGS TO DO: Long Island Halloween Events 2016LattermanThese Huntington hellraisers are known for melodic punk rock with shouted dual vocals from Phil Douglas and Matt Canino, incendiary guitars, and socially conscious lyrics. They officially split in 2007, but have been rocking sporadic reunion shows since ’11. Resurrecting hits like “No Matter Where We Go” and “Turn Up the Punk,” among many other local faves, this gig is destined for the books. Opening the show are Wax Phantom and Way Harsh. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $18, $20 DOS. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Jessie’s GirlBreak out the Converse, strap on a headband and dust off the jean jacket, because this Back to the Eighties Show will do everything short of taking you in a Delorean back to the decade when Men at Work, Flock of Seagulls and Debbie Gibson ruled the airwaves. That’s because Jessie’s Girl is more than just a cover band. They’re here to party like it’s 1989! Get ready to dance, dance, dance! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$30. 8 p.m. Oct. 21.Jessie’s GirlKevin Griffin This guitarist, vocalist, producer and songwriter founded alternative rock band Better Than Ezra in 1988, and brings it back to New York to play their big hits, including ones from their most recent album, All Together Now. Griffin is known for his big stage personality, falsettos, inviting audience members onstage to play instruments, skilled mimicry of singers like Bruce Springsteen and Aaron Neville and interruptions of his songs with verses from popular rock ballads. Wow. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $25-$30. 8 p.m. Oct. 21.Gathering TimeWith strong roots in traditional folk as well as ’60s and ’70s folk-rock, this trio’s recently-released fourth album, Keepsake, debuted at No. 1 on the Folk DJ Charts in March. This is a chance to catch these talented musicians live, all up close and personal, in the intimate setting, while sipping a hot, welcoming latte. Definitely worth checking out, especially with high-octane caffeine. Our Times Coffeehouse, 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City. ourtimescoffeehouse.org $10-$15. 8 p.m. Oct. 21.MORE THINGS TO DO: Long Island Halloween Haunted Houses 2016Blue RootsThis five-piece blues band is not to be missed. At every show, they bring a special attitude and energy that is simply contagious. They cover songs from The Allman Brothers to Hank Williams, and always keep blues at the root of each tune. Blue Roots offers strong vocals, creative arranging, and top-notch instrumental delivery. This high-energy ensemble will be sure to bring a fantastic show. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. Oct. 21.Young M.A.Brooklynite Young M.A. is storming the rap scene, with more than 1.8 million views of her “Brooklyn (Chiraq Freestyle)” video on YouTube. She’s been featured in Rolling Stone and as a top performer at the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards as she makes a name for herself as a serious up-and-coming artist. Authentically exploring her life as a young Brooklyn storyteller, cultural arbiter and entertainer, Young M.A. speaks her truth as a female rapper in a delightfully raspy voice, with her most recent summer anthem “OOOUUU” gaining tremendous success, just like past hits “Body Bag” and “Karma Krys.” Also performing will be DJ Self, DJ ALLSTAR and DJ Will. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $20. 10 p.m. Oct. 21. Giuseppe Verdi’s La TraviataStar tenor and director Rolando Villazón brings his unique vision to the immense and tragic love story of Violetta and Alfredo, setting Verdi’s masterpiece within the vibrant world of the circus. Olga Peretyatko, recently seen as Gilda in Paris Opera’s Rigoletto, stars as Verdi’s enthralling and heartbreaking heroine, alongside the young Brazilian tenor Atalla Ayan. This film screening will take place in the Concert Hall. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $20. 2 p.m. Oct. 22.MORE THINGS TO DO: Long Island Pumpkin Picking Guide 2016Lisa LampanelliThis is one comedian that doesn’t hold back. “The Queen of Mean,” as she’s known, is not afraid to push a few buttons in her quest to insult anyone—especially celebrities—with a pulse. Seriously, no one is safe. Get ready for some cringe-inducing jokes, spiked with an extra shot of attitude and moxie. Lampanelli has performed at the top comedy clubs in the country, and her comedy specials have aired on a number of cable TV networks, including HBO and Comedy Central. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$89. 8 p.m. Oct. 22.Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman – An Evening of Yes Music & MoreFounded in January 2016, these hellraisers bridge generations of legendary singers with vocalist John Anderson, guitarist/singer Trevor Rabin, and keyboardist Rick Wakeman, all formerly of the band Yes, the most successful prog rock group of all time. With old favorites such as classic ’80s hit “Owner of a Lonely Heart” to new songs created recently, this tour is constructed by legendary concert producer Larry Magid, bringing back past and future glory of the band after a 25-year hiatus. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $89.50-$135. 8 p.m. Oct. 22.MORE THINGS TO DO: Long Island Fall Festivals and Fairs 2016Bernadette PetersThis singer and actress is known for her five-decade career and as one of the most critically acclaimed Broadway performers, with nominations for seven Tony Awards, wining two, and nine Drama Desk Awards. She is known for her roles on Broadway in shows like Mack and Mabel, Song and Dance and Gypsy. Her tour will be jammed packed as she performs signature songs from some of the Broadway shows in which she has starred. Peters will dazzle the crowd and have audience members mesmerized. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $65. 8 p.m. Oct. 22.Music Factory Presents A Tribute NightThis trifecta of tribute bands includes Tom Sadge, a Neil Diamond tribute; Idol Kings, a Journey tribute; and Stand Bac, aka “The Real Fleetwood Mac Tribute.” Need we say more? This is surely going to be one musical smorgasbord for the books. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $35. 8 p.m. Oct. 22.Maniac At LargeThis one-night only double-feature screens the 1980 serial killer flick Maniac and its shocking sequel, Maniac Cop 2. Director William Lustig will be on hand to discuss both films! Get ready to be terrified and amazed! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $18-$22. 10 p.m. Oct. 22.Laura Lynne JacksonThis homegrown psychic medium and bestselling author will be hosting a one-night event in which she will be conducting a special reading of the audience. Jackson is one of the 19 scientifically certified psychics in the world, and has read for hundreds of different people. Her abilities have made her one of the most requested psychics by the media. This will truly be an unforgettable night! Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $45. 3 p.m. Oct. 23.MORE THINGS TO DO: Long Island Oktoberfest 2016 EventsRoomful of BluesThe lightning-in-a-bottle blowout blues band that gave rise to some of genre’s greatest legends will be in full swing showcasing the jumping, swinging, rocking side of the blues with alums including Ronnie Earl and Duke Robillard. They will be joined by local blues greats Kerry Kearney, known for his soaring slide guitar leads, along with an acoustic set by this generation’s next great acoustic bluesman, Rob Europe. Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $39. 7 p.m. Oct. 23.Rumer WillisThis talented actress and singer is the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. She is well known for winning season 20 of Dancing With The Stars, with partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy. Earlier this month, she set out on her Over The Love Tour, which features a post-modern cabaret. Her set list features many classics, with hits from Billie Holiday to Amy Winehouse. Her powerhouse voice will capture the crowd, and everyone will be singing along. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $45-$50. 7 p.m. Oct. 23.StyxThis multi-platinum-selling band’s self-described mission to conquer the planet, one venue at a time, remains solidly on track. Put rock and roll legends Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman and Ricky Phillips together (along with the occasional surprise appearance by the original bassist Chuck Panozzo) on stage, and their power is unstoppable. When they get rolling and their freak flag is flowing, they’ll blow the roof off, with their classic rock standards like “Come Sail Away,” “Lady” and “Mr. Roboto.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$124.50. 8 p.m. Oct. 23.MORE THINGS TO DO: Apple Picking on Long Island 2016Colbie Caillat This beachy, Grammy Award-winning California acoustic pop singer/songwriter rose to fame in 2007 with popular hits “Bubbly” and “Realize,” and has won the hearts of many with her upbeat, feel-good songs. Some of her other chart-topping hits include “Try,” “I Never Told You,” “Fallin’ For You,” “Brighter Than the Sun” and “I Do.” This year, Caillat is beginning a new chapter in her life, with the release of her brand new album, The Malibu Sessions. Get ready, because this concert will sure be a breath of fresh air. Opening the show are Justin Young & High Dive Heart. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $29.50-$69.60. 8 p.m. Oct. 23.SEED: The Untold StoryIn celebration of National Food Day comes this harrowing and heartening David vs. Goliath story about passionate seed keepers fighting against chemical seed companies. This documentary follows reluctant heroes rekindling a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seed. Guest speakers Ken Ettlinger, Steph Gaylor and Cheryl Frey Richards from Long Island Regional Seed Consortium will guide discussion following the film. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10-$15. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24.Arts Matter!An opening reception will be held for this 19-piece exhibit featuring local artists in a juried art contest. The words were all inspired by the North Shore of Nassau County. Talk about transcendental artistic translations! North Hempstead Town Hall is located at 220 Plandome Road in Manhasset. www.northhempsteadny.gov/btdc Free. 6 p.m. Oct.25.Dr. Andrea LibuttiThis doctor, autism specialist and local author will be signing copies of her new book Awakened by Autism: Embracing Autism, Self, And Hope for a New World. Hear her story, ask questions, and be inspired! Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Oct. 26.Henry RollinsThe former frontman of influential hardcore punk band Black Flag who later became an actor, writer and radio and TV show host, is taking his politically provocative spoken word show back on the road. As with any of his gigs, expect it to be spiced with rage as well as wit. He has much to discuss. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $30-$40. 8 p.m. Oct. 26.The Dirty HeadsSince the release of their 2008 debut album Any Port in a Storm, this five-piece has been fusing reggae and hip-hop into a unique, absolutely infectious hybrid of pure enjoyment. Expect hits off all five of their albums, and expect to be floored. You will surely need some “Oxygen” after singing along all night at this concert! Supporting acts include New Beat Fund and RDGLDGRN. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $30-$69.50. 8 p.m. Oct. 26.Main Art: Acoustic pop songstress Colbie Caillat brings her beachy, feel-good tunes to The Paramount on Oct. 23! (Photo: Colbie Caillat official Facebook profile)-Compiled by Ellie Schoeffel, Natalie Coloprisco, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III
Arsenal are facing up to the prospect of potentially losing Premier League golden boot winner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer amid interest from Chinese Super League clubs.According to the Times, both Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG are prepared to offer Aubameyang £300,000 per week in order to entice him away from north London, following Arsenal’s failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League.Aubameyang, 29, has proven to be a huge success in English football since making his club-record £56m move from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, scoring 41 goals in 65 games for Arsenal to become a key part of Unai Emery’s side.AdvertisementAdvertisementIt is not yet understood whether Aubameyang would be interested in making the move to China or not,2 having twice come close to doing so during his time at Dortmund, but should Guangzhou Evergrande or Shanghai SIPG firm up their interest with an offer, both he and Arsenal would have a decision to make.ADVERTISEMENTGiven his status as one of Arsenal’s best and most influential players, not to mention his popularity with the club’s supporters who have lapped up his bromance with strike partner Alexandre Lacazette, Aubameyang’s departure would be keenly felt by all at the Emirates.Nevertheless, no footballer is indispensable and selling Aubameyang this summer could make sense for Arsenal should a suitable offer come their way. Here are the reasons why…Too good to turn downIf Arsenal were to receive an offer in excess of the £56m they spent to sign Aubameyang 18-months ago, it would have to be due consideration given he will turn 30 in a fortnight’s time.The Times report states that Tianjin Quanjian had agreed to pay Dortmund £71m for Aubameyang six months prior to his eventual move to Arsenal and it is likely that the Gunners would command a similar fee to be convinced into a sale.Although Aubameyang is entering his 30s, he has shown no signs of losing his two main assets; his form this season proves that he remains an efficient and reliable goalscorer, while his searing pace and ability to break defensive lines remains undiminished. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang twice had offers to move to China while playing for Borussia Dortmund (Picture: Getty)Consequently, his value will remain high and Arsenal would, theoretically, be in line to make a handsome profit on him.Considering his age, this summer represents one of the final opportunities to sell him at a premium price, something that the club has failed to do with other big-name players in the recent past.Emery could reinvest elsewhereArsenal’s calamitous end to the season which saw them miss out on a top-four place after being in an advantageous position at the start of April before losing heavily to Chelsea in the Europa League means that for the third consecutive season, they will be out of the Champions League.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe financial implications of missing out on the Champions League are vast and it has been widely reported that Emery’s transfer budget now stands at a meagre £40m when it would have been double that had they secured a place in the competition.It is imperative, therefore, that Emery frees up additional space in his budget by offloading players, which would allow him to reinvest in areas of the squad that desperately require it. Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Shkodran Mustafi have all been linked with moves away, but Aubameyang would certainly extract the highest transfer fee. Alexandre Lacazette could fill the void left by Aubameyang should he move to China (Picture: Getty)Lacazette, who won Arsenal’s Player of the Year award, established himself as one of the most prolific strikers in Europe while playing for Lyon and with better service from Arsenal’s midfielders, his goal tally could rise next season even without Aubameyang by his side.Having only recently turned 28, Lacazette is also two years younger than Aubameyang and if Arsenal are to bank on one of their existing strikers to lead the line over the next few seasons, it should be the Frenchman that they turn to.More: SchoolMum finds girl, 6, rubbing talcum powder on her face to make herself whiteParents vow to homeschool son after headteacher bans face masks in classTrans boy, 17, waiting two and a half years to get an appointment at gender clinicGCSEs and A-Levels will be delayed due to coronavirus CommentShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitter631Shares By Oliver Young-MylesTuesday 4 Jun 2019 11:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link631Shares Three reasons why Arsenal should sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang amid Chinese Super League interest Unai Emery has a reduced transfer budget to work with following Arsenal’s failure to qualify for the Champions League (Picture: Getty)Aubameyang is also one of Arsenal’s highest-earning players on a reported £190,000 per week.The deficiencies in Arsenal’s squad were laid bare throughout last season and top of Emery’s transfer wishlist for the upcoming transfer window will be a couple of defenders as well as one or two versatile forwards who can provide creativity on the flanks.Getting the right players in requires effective scouting and significant investment and Emery will be unable to sign the players he needs to take Arsenal to the next level unless his transfer budget is swelled accordingly.Selling Aubameyang might seem a risk, but Liverpool have proven that offloading a star player can work out for the better so long as the funds raised are reinvested intelligently, with Virgil Van Dijk and Alisson both brought in with the money raised from Philippe Coutinho’s sale to Barcelona.Alexandre Lacazette is Arsenal’s true MVPAubameyang might have top-scored for Arsenal with 31 goals in all competitions and become only their third recipient of the Premier League golden boot – following Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie – but there is an argument that his strike partner Lacazette is a better all-round player.AdvertisementAlthough Lacazette had to take a back seat to Aubameyang at times last season, he still made a major contribution to Arsenal’s campaign, scoring 19 goals and registering ten assists in all competitions including three for his fellow forward.While Aubameyang is in many ways a pure, old school centre forward who comes alive inside the penalty area but contributes little outside it, Lacazette is an excellent link-forward who contributes to build-up play as well as finishing moves off himself. 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First Bank of Nigeria Football Club of Lagos at the weekend emerged champions of the 32nd edition of the Central Bank of Nigeria sponsored All Nigeria Financial Institutions Football competitionTo emerge champion, FBN defeated Securities and Exchange Commissions (SEC) FC of Abuja 4-2 to cart home the giant trophy and the N2million star prize. SEC Abuja got N1.5m and the runners-up trophy for their efforts.The final match played at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan, was watched by who-is-who in Nigeria football administration and a some ex- Internationals including former midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju. The epic final ended 1-1 at regulation time before dragging intopenalty shootout which FBN won.Speaking at the occasion, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, commended all the teams that participated in this year’s edition and stressed that the championship was one of the foremost and oldest corporate responsibility functions of the CBNMr. Emefiele who was represented by the Controller of the Ibadan branch of the CBN, Mrs. Ajuma Modojemu, reiterated the apex bank’s commitment in making positive contributions toward the promotion and development of football in the country.The CBN Governor lauded the increase in the number of financial institutions that registered for this year’s competition and urge other institutions yet to register to do so in order to be captured in next year’s edition of the championship.Emefiele thanked the Oyo State government for making the Lekan Salami Stadium available for the exercise and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for mobilizing the teams and ensuring a hitch-free exercise. He also gave kudos to the media for their support at all time and fans for their conducts throughout the championship.Meanwhile, Azabe Zinariya MFB FC defeated Balogun Fulani MFB FC 6-2 to win the third placed match and claimed the N1million at stake for the 2nd runners–up while Balogun Fulani was given N500,000 as consolation prize for the 4th position.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram