John Hollar to run for mayor of Montpelier

first_imgFormer school board chair John Hollar today announced his candidacy for mayor of Montpelier. He made the announcement at Onion River Sports. Hollar, 51, spoke about the positive qualities of Montpelier, including its parks, active citizens, and vibrant downtown.  He also referenced two major challenges the city faces:  Montpelier’s high tax rate, which he said is among the highest in Vermont, and its declining infrastructure. ‘These two competing demands will present us with some very difficult choices in the months and years ahead,’ he said.  ‘But we cannot afford to shy away from them because they are hard.’ Hollar said he chose the sporting goods store as the venue for his announcement because the store epitomizes what is great about Montpelier ‘ its thriving downtown business, great employees and high quality service and merchandise.  Hollar also said that he is an avid biker and cross-country skier.  Hollar said that he would spend the next eleven weeks of the campaign ‘talking to as many people as I can to determine what our community values, and what our priorities are.’ Hollar has practiced law in Montpelier for 21 years and is a partner with Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, where he is co-chair of its Regulated Entities and Government & Public Affairs groups. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma (BA 1982) and Georgetown University (JD 1989). He’s lived in Montpelier since 1990.Hollar is married to Jennifer Prescott Hollar, a 5th generation Montpelier resident, and they have three sons.The City of Montpelier uses a city manager type of government. The mayor is elected by the entire city every two years and sits on the City Council. The other six councilors represent three electoral districts and are also elected every two years. The council is the legislative body and the city manager runs the government.12.20.2011last_img read more

Dalong Recants Statement on Non-payment of  Super Falcons’ Allowances

first_img Dalung made the clarification on Friday  when President Muhammadu Buhari received the organisers of the National Planning and Implementation Committee of the first National Youth Open Water Swimming Competition tagged Youth Unity Cup 2016 led by Senator Kabir Gaya at the presidential Villa, Abuja. He said that government would pay.Dalong came under criticisms on account of the statement.He said: “Meanwhile, I conclude by trying to put into proper perspective an impression that has made national headlines to the effect that the Federal Government was not anticipating the victory of the Falcons and so could not have planned for it. This statement was attributed to myself. I want to categorically state that this is a statement taken out of context. And I cannot imagine or reconcile how.“The commitment of the federal government to the support of the Falcons is indeed overwhelming. That explains why the Vice President himself had to abandon his tight schedule to visit the players in camp, that is evidence of preparations for victory. “The federal government was prepared because it has records of the antecedents of the performance of the players. The challenges we have today which has to do with their welfare is being given attention. We are working around the clock to see how to raise fund to address the issue of their bonuses”Last Thursday, while answering questions from journalists on why the AWCON champions were being owed, Dalung said “One thing I always make clear is that the process of request for funds for sporting projects must come earlier to meet the objectives.“Don’t forget that nobody even knew the team will emerge victorious but we were confident they will emerge victorious. All the federation would have done is to plan for process of participation and entitlement and when they win it is already established in sports tradition, when you win this is what you are entitled to.” Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Tobi Soniyi in Abuja Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalong yesterday in Abuja said he was quoted out of context when he reportedly said  that the federal government never anticipated the victory of the Super Falcons in the just concluded African Woman Cup of Nations and so did not prepare to pay them.last_img read more

Fitzgerald and Healy return to Irish starting fifteen

first_imgJoe Schmidt has made two changes to the starting line-up for their final game of the RBS 6 Nations Championship against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.Luke Fitzgerald replaces Simon Zebo on the left wing and Cian Healy comes in for Jack McGrath at loose-head prop. Captain Paul O’Connell continues his second-row partnership with Devin Toner.  McGrath takes a spot among the replacements which include: Sean Cronin, Martin Moore, Jack McGrath, Iain Henderson, Eoin Reddan, Ian Madigan and Felix Jones.    Healy’s inclusion is the only change to the front-five as both Mike Ross and Rory Best hold on to their places. Jamie Heaslip, Peter O’Mahony and Sean O’Brien will make up the back row. Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton are paired at half-back and the combination of Robbie Henshaw and Jared Payne link up for the sixth time in midfield.   Fitzgerald joins Rob Kearney and Tommy Bowe in the back three. Ireland team:15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)14. Tommy Bowe (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)13. Jared Payne (Ulster)12. Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht)11. Luke Fitzgerald (Blackrock/Leinster) 10. Johnny Sexton (Racing Metro)9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)center_img 8. Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster)7. Sean O’Brien (UCD/Leinster)6. Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster)5. Paul O’Connell (Young Munster/Munster)  4. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 3. Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster)2. Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster)1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) Replacements16. Sean Cronin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster)17. Jack McGrath (St. Mary’s College/Leinster)18. Martin Moore (Lansdowne/Leinster)19. Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster)20. Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster)21. Eoin Reddan (Lansdowne/Leinster)22. Ian Madigan (Blackrock/Leinster)23. Felix Jones (Shannon/Munster) Meanwhile Scotland coach Vern Cotter has also made two changes. In the back-row Adam Ashe starts on the blind-side in place of Rob Harley while Ryan Grant takes over from Alasdair Dickinson in the front row.That game kicks-off at 2.30pm in Murrayfield.last_img read more

Electric Cars With The Highest MPGe Ratings For 2019

first_img OFFICIAL: Jaguar I-Pace Range Just 234 Miles, MPGe Figures Disappoint Tesla Model 3 Performance Rated At 116 MPGe Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on February 2, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News Tesla Model 3 MPGe, Efficiency Improves For 2018 To help consumers compare the energy consumption of electric cars with those that run on fossil fuel, the EPA created a miles-per-gallon equivalent measurement, called “MPGe.” This is calculated based on a conversion factor of 33.705 kilowatt-hours of electricity equaling one gallon of gasoline.But be aware that the EVs boasting the longest range on a charge are not necessarily the most electricity-efficient. For example, though the new-for-2019 Jaguar i-Pace is rated to run for a stellar 234 miles with a full charge, it’s the least efficient EV among 2019 models in terms of its kilowatt consumption. The Environmental Protection Agency rates the i-Pace at 76 MPGe in combined city/highway driving. While that handily beats any internal combustion vehicle, it trails the electric competition considerably.The most efficient EV for 2019 is the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, which is rated at a combined 136 MPGe. The EPA says a motorist will spend $1,750 more over a typical five-year ownership period to keep an i-Pace juiced up than will someone driving an Ioniq Electric.The EPA also expresses an EV’s energy consumption in terms of the number of kilowatts per hour needed to run the vehicle for 100 miles (shortened to “kWh/100 mi”). Also expressed as the abbreviation kWh, kilowatts per hour is a measurement of electricity that’s equivalent to the amount of energy expended in one hour by one kilowatt.Of course, as is the case with gas-fueled rides, your mileage may vary. That’s because like other vehicle types, EVs are tested for their energy efficiency in a laboratory under controlled conditions and not on the open road. A professional driver runs the vehicle on a dynamometer through multiple standardized driving schedules to simulate city and highway motoring. Once the battery becomes depleted in either cycle, it’s brought back to a full charge and its energy consumption is determined by dividing the kilowatt-hours of energy needed to replenish the battery by the number of miles driven.Your real-world mileage depends largely on how and where an EV is driven. For starters it won’t match up if you frequently carry a full complement of passengers and/or have a tendency to keep a load of junk in your trunk. All else being equal, the heavier a vehicle’s rolling weight, the more energy is needed to reach and maintain a given speed.Also, aggressive off-the-line acceleration and driving at higher speeds will tend to consume more electricity. That’s why most EVs earn a higher MPGe rating in city driving, as opposed to highway operation. Also, using a car’s accessories – especially the climate control – and driving on under-inflated tires will also adversely affect an EV’s efficiency.5. VOLKSWAGEN EGOLFThe full-electric Volkswagen eGolf is rated at 126/111-MPGe (28 kWh/100 miles), which the EPA figures will cost an average owner $550 annually to keep charged.4. CHEVROLET BOLT EVThe Chevrolet Bolt EV subcompact hatchback goes the distance at a rated efficiency of 128/110-MPGe (28 kWh/100 miles). That’s an average annual cost of $550 in electric power.3. HYUNDAI KONA ELECTRICThe Hyundai Kona Electric is a small crossover SUV with big energy efficiency at an estimated 132/108-MPGe (28 kWh/100 miles). That would mean the average owner would pay an electric provider $550 per year to keep the car running.2. TESLA MODEL 3 (LONG RANGE)The compact Tesla Model 3 sedan is stylish and one of the most energy-efficient autos sold in the U.S. at 136/123-MPGe (26 kWh/100 miles). The EPA predicts the average driver will spend $500 annually in electricity to keep a Model 3 in its Long Range version running. (The Mid Range Model 3 is rated at 128/117 MPGe.)1. HYUNDAI IONIQ ELECTRICThough the subcompact Hyundai Ioniq Electric’s operating range on a charge is only 124 miles, it’s the industry’s champion in terms of its energy efficiency. The EPA rates it at 150/122-MPGe in city/highway driving, which equates to 25 kWh/100 miles. Its annual operating costs, assuming one drives 15,000 miles, is just $500.Be sure to check our library of helpful posts on electric vehicles here on, which is also the Internet’s prime – and totally free – marketplace for buying and selling EVs. THESE ARE THE ELECTRIFIED RIDES THAT ARE RATED AS THE MOST ENERGY EFFICIENT.While an electric vehicle’s range on a charge is arguably its most critical specification – after all, nobody wants to wind up stranded at the side of the road with a depleted battery – its operating efficiency should come in at a close second.More MPGe News Source: Electric Vehicle Newslast_img read more