BEIJING (AP) — An official indicator of China’s manufacturing activity has weakened for a second consecutive month in January, following outbreaks of domestic COVID-19 cases that affected the operations of some industries. The purchasing managers’ index for China’s manufacturing sector fell to 51.3 in January, down 0.6 percentage points from December, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics. Readings above 50 indicate expansion of the manufacturing industry, while a reading below it reflects a contraction. The indicators for China’s service industry also dipped in January amid the local coronavirus outbreaks. The PMI for China’s non-manufacturing sector came in at 52.4 in January, down from 55.7 in December.
- Entergy Vermont Yankee charitable contributions supported more than 100 local organizations in 2010
Northstar Vermont Yankee,Entergy Vermont Yankee’s charitable contributions committee agreed to funding requests from more than 100 local non-profit organizations in 2010. The funding, which totaled more than 300,000 dollars, helped fund everything from senior meals and music lessons to library upgrades and fire department equipment.In 2010, the organizations receiving Vermont Yankee charitable contributions included: Vernon Reactors (Girl’s AAU Basketball Team), Pioneer Valley Regional High School, Brattleboro Senior Center, Keene High School Boys Lacrosse Team, Twin State Field Hockey Team, Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro Blaze AAU Basketball Team, Brattleboro Elks, Terrill Watson Scholarship, Grace Cottage Hospital, Chesterfield Sport Booster, Relay for Life, Harris Hill Ski Jump, Post 4 Baseball ‘ Keene, Thomas Clayton (VT State Science Fair Award Winner), Iskandar Khan (VT State Science Fair Award Winner), Chester Barber (VT State Science Fair Award Winner), 2010 Chesterfield Fun Run, Trinity Christian School, Brattleboro Hockey Education, Brattleboro Retreat, University of VT, American Cancer Society, Leland & Gray, Town of Halifax, Brattleboro Generals, Hinsdale Lion’s Club, MRHS Hockey Team, Bellow Falls Union High School, Brattleboro Middle School, Chesterfield Corn Roast, FireCracker Fury Elite, Brattleboro Walk in Clinic, Brattleboro Country Club, Touch A Truck, Friends of Music – Guilford, Guilford Central School, Academy School, Jeffrey Frizzel, Town of Brattleboro – Nelson Skating Rink, Western Ma. Council Boy Scouts of America, Guilford Fire Dept Aux, Friends of Girls’ Hockey, Girls on The Run, Deerfield Valley Sponsorship Annual Ice Fishing, Keene High School Boys Soccer Team, Christmas Stocking, Brattleboro Winter Carnival, North South All Star Football Game, Daniel Webster College Basketball, Keene Youth Lacrosse Association, Keene Men’s Softball Assoc., Hinsdale Middle School, NH Dance Institute, Vernon Police Dept., Toys for Tots, Building a Better Brattleboro. Girls on the Run, VT State Science Fair, VT Principals Assoc., Town of Guilford, Holton Home, Friends of the Brattleboro Music Center, Kurn Hattin Homes, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Dummerston School, Parks Place Community Resource Center, Operation Outreach USA, Town of Brattleboro Parks & Rec., Academy Elementary School, Brattleboro Parks & Recreation Withington Skating Rink and Fourth of July Celebration, Newfane Elementary School, Strolling of the Heifers, Grow Vermont, Lily Garden Learning Center, Greenfield Comm. College, Southern VT Health Services, Colonial Theater, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, United Way of Windham County, Winston Prouty Center, Youth Services of Windham County, Gateway Foundation, Springfield Vermont Family Center, Brattleboro Senior Meals, Town of Bernardston, Opera Theater of Weston, Brooks Memorial Library, Bellows Falls Middle School, Boy Scouts of America Green Mountain Council, Brattleboro Youth Hockey, Brattleboro Area Drop-In Center, Pioneer Valley Regional High School, Windham County Sheriffs, Windham County Child Care, Community Action Brattleboro Area (CABA), Town of Northfield, Mass., Chesterfield – American Legion Post 86, Dummerston Vol. Fire Dept, Sophia’s Hearth, Guilford Cares, Windham County Safe Kids, Brattleboro Last Night, Brattleboro Fire Dept, and the Vermont Food Bank.In addition, Vermont Yankee’s community project for 2010 focused on exterior and interior renovations to the Brattleboro Boys and Girls Club which included the participation of 30 Entergy Vermont Yankee employees. Independently, VY employee contributions and company matches totaled $135,898 to United Way distributed to the three local counties VY and its employees also supported Hurricane Katrina and Rita relief programs, and numerous other employee-initiated fundraising efforts.Entergy Vermont Yankee’s charitable contributions committee, which considers funding requests, is made up of Entergy Vermont Yankee employees who are active in their communities. They meet every four-to-six weeks to review requests and allocate funds in accordance with the Entergy donations program criteria. The organizations receiving the funds in the form of sponsorship, open grants and charitable foundation gifts are primarily located in Windham County in Vermont, Cheshire County in New Hampshire and Franklin County in Massachusetts.Source: Vermont Yankee. 2.3.2011. Local non-profit organizations seeking Entergy Vermont Yankee funding should contact Larry Smith, Entergy Vermont Yankee charitable contributions committee chairman at 802-258-4118.
- Middle Island Man Facing Upgraded Charges in Fatal Drugged-driving Crash
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Suffolk County grand jury indicted a Middle Island man on upgraded charges for allegedly causing a drugged-driving crash that killed a 45-year-old man in Shirley last month, prosecutors said.Kendell Owens pleaded not guilty Wednesday at Suffolk County court to charges of manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of a fatal accident, driving while impaired by drugs and other counts.Prosecutors said the 32-year-old suspect was driving eastbound on Montauk Highway when his vehicle struck a northbound sedan at the corner of William Floyd Parkway on Aug. 11.The second driver, 45-year-old Richard Garcia of Shirley, was pronounced dead at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue.Owens, who allegedly ran from the scene, was apprehended several blocks from the crash before he admitted to police that he had smoked marijuana, according to investigators.Judge Fernando Camacho set bail for Owens at $1 million cash or $2 million bond.