Inspired to Shine: TD Charitable Foundation awards theater-based education grant to Brattleboro Retreat


first_imgTD Bank,The TD Charitable Foundation has awarded a grant for academic programming to the Brattleboro Retreat, the nonprofit psychiatric hospital announced this week. The $13,500 grant will underwrite the Inspired to Shine program, a theater-based academic program for children and youth enrolled in the Meadows EducationalCenter, a K-12 Vermont approved school located on the Brattleboro Retreat campus.‘We are honored to receive support from TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation, for this innovative program,’ said Brattleboro Retreat’s President and CEO, Robert Simpson. ‘Inspired to Shine combines substantive academic material with the exceptional clinical care that is the trademark of the Brattleboro Retreat.’Piloted in the summer of 2011, Inspired to Shine ties a theater-based project in with core classroom subjects in order to help participating students improve educational outcomes, develop self-esteem, and build interpersonal skills. Students from the Retreat’s alternative therapeutic day school program, the Brattleboro Retreat Individually Developed & Guided Education Services (BRIDGES), as well as Meadows School residential patients participatetogether in the program.In the pilot session, students read several different Shakespeare works and ‘ under the direction of a theater teacher ‘ created a dramatic performance using a ‘newscast’ format to highlight various Shakespeare plots. The themes were embedded into all of the students’ core subjects: students read Shakespeare scripts forEnglish, studied the time period for history, used ancient architecture for math, and created set designs for art.‘The successful pilot session of Inspired to Shine was a rewarding and memorable experience for our students, our school staff, and the Retreat employees who served as our audience,’ said BRIDGES Coordinator Jessica Shepley. ‘We have found that success in reaching our students, many of whom have struggled in school–and helping them absorb academic material–lies in moving away from the traditional classroom setting and engaging them in hands-on, activity-based programming. Inspired to Shine exemplifies this approach,’ continued Shepley. ‘We are so grateful for TD Bank’s support and we are looking forward to continuing the program in 2012.’The Brattleboro Retreat, founded in 1834, is a not-for-profit, regional specialty psychiatric hospital and addictions treatment center, providing a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation services for individuals of all ages and their families. Recognized as a national leader in the treatment mental illness and addiction, the Brattleboro Retreat offers a high quality, individualized, comprehensive continuum of care including inpatient, partial hospitalization, residential and outpatient treatment.The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which operates as TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and is one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation’s mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made $83.5 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The Foundation’s areas of focus are affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and the environment. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at www.TDBank.com(link is external).TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 7.8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,280 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized wealth management services through TD Wealth, and insurance products and services through TD Insurance, Inc. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., and Portland, Maine.BRATTLEBORO, VT (January 12, 2012)last_img read more

NextEra Energy to add 700MW of battery storage at existing California solar projects by end of 2022


first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):NextEra Energy Resources LLC expects to place in service nearly 700 MW of fully contracted battery storage projects in California before the end of 2022, it said Aug. 31.The battery storage systems will be located at six of the company’s existing solar projects and will comprise 63 MW at the Blythe 110 solar project 115 MW at the Blythe II solar project 115 MW at the Blythe III solar project 230 MW at the McCoy Solar Energy Project 110 MW at the Arlington solar project and 65 MW at the Yellow Pine Solar project.The output of all but one of the projects is secured under long-term contracts, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data. Contract counterparties include investor-owned utilities, a community choice aggregator and a corporate customer.The projects represent a capital investment of nearly $800 million. The NextEra Energy Inc. subsidiary recently secured approval for 523 MW of projects that needed state permitting.“Once these projects are operational by the end of 2022, Californians will benefit from more low-cost, emission-free solar energy during more hours of the day, as well as improved reliability across the regional electric grid,” NextEra Energy Resources President and CEO John Ketchum said in a news release.Aside from these projects, the company said it has nearly 2,000 MW of shovel-ready or near shovel-ready battery energy storage projects in California that it could deploy to meet state energy storage capacity requirements. NextEra Energy Resources is also developing a 1,300-MW pumped storage hydro facility in California that it said could help diversify the state’s storage resources.[Nephele Kirong]More ($): NextEra to commission nearly 700 MW of battery storage in California by 2022 NextEra Energy to add 700MW of battery storage at existing California solar projects by end of 2022last_img read more

Rocky Point Head-on Bus Crash Kills Car Driver


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An unidentified man was killed in a head-on crash with a tour bus in Rocky Point on Saturday night.Suffolk County police said the victim was driving a Toyota Scion eastbound on the Route 25A Bypass when he crossed into the opposite lane of traffic and hit a westbound Prevost Coach tour bus that had no passengers aboard at 7:40 p.m.The car driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not immediately available to be released.The bus driver, 36-year-old Richard Kiernan of Sound Beach, was taken to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson where he was treated for minor injuries.Suffolk County Police Motor Carrier Unit officers performed a safety check on the tour bus. The Toyota Scion was impounded.Seventh Squad detectives ask anyone with information about the crash to contact them at 631-852-8752.last_img read more

Man Drowns in East Meadow Pool


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 26-year-old man drowned in a backyard swimming pool in East Meadow on Tuesday afternoon.Nassau County police said Gelber Orozco-Velasquez of Hempstead  was found not moving in the pool on School Street by a second man who pulled him out and started CPR shortly after 2 p.m.The victim was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where he died.last_img

Teen star Billy Gilmour backed to shine by Chelsea’s Barkley


first_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeLil Nas X’s Hit Song Is Becoming The Longest #1 Song EverHidden For A Thousand Years – A Secret Of The Great Wall Of China7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them “With injuries it gives opportunities for other lads to take and the manager is willing to put lads in. If you deserve the chance and play well you get in the team.” He said Gilmour impressed every day in training. Ross Barkley has praised teenage midfielder Billy Gilmour after his sparkling performance in Chelsea’s 2-0 FA Cup win against Liverpool. Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour impressed against Liverpool The 18-year-old Scot belied his rookie status to boss Tuesday’s fifth-round victory over the Premier League champions-elect, deservedly winning the man-of-the-match award. He mopped up in defence, set up attacks and even nutmegged Brazil midfielder Fabinho in a virtuoso coming-of-age performance at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea boss Frank Lampard said he had absolute trust in Gilmour, describing him as “huge in talent”. The club’s injury crisis could pave the way for the youngster’s full Premier League debut against Everton this weekend. Barkley has offered a ringing endorsement of the former Rangers youth star. “Billy was ready for his chance against Liverpool and he took it,” he said.Advertisement Read Also: Chelsea face uncertainty over Abraham injury “For a young lad he is really mature with his ability on the ball, he makes the right decision most of the time,” he said. “He is similar to Jorginho. He is a quality player and a good addition to the squad. “He recently moved into the first-team changing room with us and he’s settled in really well and long may it continue. He is always asking questions as well, which is a sign of a player that wants to improve and do well for the club.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

Howard Washington went from out of the rotation to Syracuse’s only backup guard after Geno Thorpe’s departure


first_imgEver since he was a kid, Howard Washington dreamt of playing at Syracuse. Despite donning the SU jersey this year, the freshman point guard hadn’t played much to start the season.Washington didn’t enter three of Syracuse’s first six games. Junior Frank Howard (35 minutes per game) and sophomore Tyus Battle (34.8) are locked in as the starting guards. At the beginning of the season, whenever one of them saw some time off, it’d be graduate transfer Geno Thorpe coming on.On Dec. 1, it was announced that Thorpe was leaving Syracuse. With Thorpe gone, that leaves Washington, Howard and Battle as the only three scholarship guards for SU (8-1), meaning Washington will naturally be stepping into a larger role.“Not that we’re glad that Geno’s gone, that’s one of his teammates. But obviously that opens the doors to showcase what he can do,” said Howard Washington Sr., Washington’s father. “… He’s just excited for an opportunity.”Washington has seen time on the court in every game since Thorpe left. In the first half against Kansas — the first game after Thorpe left — Howard picked up three first-half fouls. Washington played eight minutes against the then-No. 2 team in the country after sitting out the previous two games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWashington decommitted from Butler before going to prep school and turned down other offers just to get his shot at Syracuse. Washington Sr. said the coaching staff made no promises as to how many minutes Washington would play when he got to Syracuse.As many freshmen do, Washington had to get used to not playing much after coming off years of being one of the leading players on his own team. It’s difficult to not know when he’s going to be coming into the game, Washington said. And playing spot minutes sometimes prevents him from getting into a natural rhythm.Still, even when he wasn’t playing, Washington found ways to contribute. While on the bench, he normally sits between head coach Jim Boeheim and the assistant coaches. He’ll talk with assistant Gerry McNamara and point out things that he sees going on in the game. Washington said it helps him stay engaged in the game, and that McNamara has been impressed by Washington’s eye.“If you’re interacting with the game on the bench,” Washington said, “then it’ll just translate right onto the court when you’re in.”During the Colgate game, Washington said he told Oshae Brissett to do a quick spin move after catching the ball on the low block since the defender wasn’t in a position to stop it. When Brissett was asked postgame how Washington helps him out, he pointed to that exact moment. Coming out of the timeout in which the two discussed it, Brissett caught the ball, did a quick spin and got fouled.Washington is also one of the more active players on the bench. When Matthew Moyer got subbed out less than two minutes into the same game, Washington was the first player there to greet him. Washington sometimes sprints out ahead of Boeheim during timeouts to high-five his teammates.“I look to him as a leader. He was my point guard last year. I always listen to what he has to say,” said Brissett, who played alongside Washington last year at Athlete Institute Prep. “He’s got high basketball IQ and he helps me out a lot.”After the Kansas game, Boeheim said Washington played “fine.” Against Colgate, he said that he wished he could have given him more minutes. Brissett said Boeheim praised Washington in the locker room postgame.Washington stressed that he tried to prepare the same way the whole season and to keep the same approach whether he was playing or not. Against Colgate, Washington drilled a 3-pointer from the right wing, his first-ever college basket. He ran back on defense with the same expression on his face as he normally has.Washington Sr. and Washington talk a few times a week, Washington Sr. said, and always after games. The postgame talks usually consist of making sure Washington is always ready.“You never know when something’s going to happen,” Washington Sr. said. “And when they call your number, you don’t have time to try to catch up and get up to speed at that point of time.‘‘You’ve got to be ready to take advantage of the opportunity.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 10, 2017 at 8:22 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langerlast_img read more