Propane customers bear responsibility

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWe have all seen articles recently denouncing a local gas company because some propane heating customers are running out of gas due to the recent weeks of very cold weather.I’m not familiar with the business practices of this particular company, but gas companies in general seem to do a very good job of keeping their customers supplied gas. When a heating account customer first begins receiving gas service from a particular company, at least one (maybe two) #420 (100 gallon) tanks are installed at the customer’s location. At this time, the customer opts for company-owned or customer-owned inventory. If the inventory is company owned, the customer isn’t charged until the next delivery and the meter on the truck determines the amount of gallons used and payable by the customer. Usually, with auto-fill service, the company makes a scheduled, periodic delivery to “top off” the tank, assuring the supply of gas.  As the colder weather approaches, the gas company “steps up” the delivery schedule based on weather-service-determined “heating degree days,” thus assuring an adequate supply in the tank. This also allows the company to reorder and keep its main tank filled to meet the demand. With customer-owned inventory, the customer can either pay for a full tank of gas and go on auto-fill or  purchase gas as they feel is needed. Under the latter, the responsibility of having gas in the tank lies with the customer. Due to human nature and many times economics, the customer fails to order enough gas to keep him going through cold spells as we have experienced lately, thus running out of gas. The gas companies do what they can to respond to an onslaught of calls requesting immediate delivery, but they’re limited to the number of deliveries they can make in a day and, on the big scale, the supply of gas they have in their own tank. So let’s not jump to more unneeded state legislation when all that’s really needed is a little more awareness and cooperation from customers.Kenneth BensonCharltonMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Lyness named as National Merit Scholarship finalist

first_imgSunman, In. — East Central High School is proud to announce Adam Lyness as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. Adam is the son of Pam and Jeff Lyness of Guilford, Indiana.Adam is a senior at East Central and has excelled in the classroom and participated in many extra-curricular activities. Adam served as a captain for the boy’s soccer team this season, played basketball through his junior year, is a member of National Honor Society, and an officer the the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is a dedicated member of Dearborn Hills UMC and has volunteered in many community programs.National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) was established in 1955 as a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 440 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellencelast_img read more

Rooney uncertainty impacts England

first_img United boss David Moyes has repeatedly insisted Rooney is not for sale after Mourinho expressed his admiration for the striker last week on the Blues’ arrival in Bangkok. Rooney, who was left out of key games for United last season by Sir Alex Ferguson, departed Bangkok as Chelsea arrived in Thailand after a hamstring injury ruled him out of the tour of Asia and Australia. Press Association Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has suggested the uncertainty over Wayne Rooney’s position as a starting player for Manchester United could have implications for England and international boss Roy Hodgson in World Cup year.center_img “If Wayne is a second choice for Man Utd, then the national team will be affected,” Mourinho told BBC Sport. last_img read more

Syracuse football stock watch after loss to South Florida

first_imgSyracuse (3-2, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) suffered a 45-24 loss at South Florida (2-3, 0-1 American Athletic) on Saturday. The Orange made a comeback attempt in the third quarter, but ultimately the Bulls pulled away. Here are some players that both looked impressive and overmatched in SU’s final nonconference game.Stock UpSophomore hybrid Ervin PhilipsAfter missing the last three-and-a-half games with a lower-body injury, Philips contributed in his first game back with five receptions for 75 yards, both team highs. He provided a reliable check down for freshman quarterback Eric Dungey, who was protected by an offensive line with two backups in at one point due to injuries. Philips also rushed three times for 21 yards, good for most on the Orange outside of Dungey.Philips was involved in the third quarter when SU cut into USF’s lead. A 29-yard reception led to a touchdown two plays after. Later in the third quarter, Philips had back-to-back catches for 10 and 12 yards, respectively, on another eventual touchdown drive.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRedshirt freshman defensive tackle Chris SlaytonIn a game that the Orange’s defense gave up 45 points, Slayton might be the only bright spot. After jumping senior John Raymon on the depth chart earlier this week, Slayton’s sack-fumble on Bulls quarterback Quinton Flowers was a key moment in the Orange’s comeback attempt. The play was sandwiched between two SU touchdown drives when Syracuse cut the game to 24-17. The Orange only recorded four tackles for loss and Slayton’s sack was one of them.Stock DownFreshman safety Kielan WhitnerEntering the season, Syracuse coaches knew one of its three freshmen safeties would have to contribute in the secondary rotation. Coming out of training camp, Whitner won the fourth safety spot. On Saturday, he was exposed. Published on October 11, 2015 at 4:31 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+center_img In the second quarter, a USF punt bounced off Whitner’s back and the ball caromed into the hands of a Bulls player, giving South Florida possession on SU’s 25-yard line. On Marlon Mack’s 45-yard third-quarter touchdown, which gave USF a 31-17 lead, Whitner whiffed on a tackle along the sideline. On a key third-and-10 in the fourth, Whitner was flagged for a late hit after the ball fell incomplete out of bounds. He bumped the intended receiver, extending the Bulls’ drive, which resulted in a touchdown.Defensive coordinator Chuck BulloughBullough was tasked with replacing eight starters when the season began and early on, SU was successful on defense. Albeit against weak competition, the Orange allowed just 140 rushing yards through the first three games.After getting lit up by Heisman Trophy candidate Leonard Fournette and co. for 268 yards against Louisiana State, Syracuse had two weeks to prepare for the Bulls. Entering the game, USF had run on 64 percent of offensive plays. Still, SU gave up 282 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.The Bulls’ 45 points are the second most by a nonconference opponent since Bullough became the defensive coordinator after Scott Shafer was named head coach.“We got outplayed, out-coached, everything,” Bullough said after the game. “When the score is like that there is nothing else you can say.” Commentslast_img read more

Championship play-off victory for Kent’s Kelso

first_img16 Sep 2017 Championship play-off victory for Kent’s Kelso They started with birdies on the 1st where Kelso holed out from about 15ft and Read followed him in from 9ft. They both parred the 18th before returning to the 1st where Kelso hit his approach to within a foot, asking a stern question of Read. The Staffordshire player had the answer, however, slotting a 12-footer and, once again, they both birdied the hole.   It was his first play-off and he added: “I didn’t know what to expect so I stuck to my game plan of hitting fairways and greens and holing the odd putt here and there.”  It was a policy which stood him in good stead in regulation play. He was out in the first group, enjoyed the good omen of having the No 1 player number, and was four under after 10 holes. He dropped a couple of shots at the start of the back nine but had another birdie on 15, setting the target for the rest of the field with his 70.  Click here for full scores The second visit to the 18th proved the decider. Read’s drive plugged in a bunker bank and he could only advance it a few feet before chipping out on to the fairway. It handed the advantage to Kelso and although he also found the thick, wet rough with his second shot, he held on to claim the title.  Kelso, 16, commented: “This means a lot. It’s my third win of the season and the biggest of my playing career so far – and in an England event.”  Image copyright Leaderboard Photography Kent’s Jacob Kelso won a four-hole play-off to triumph in the weather-hit English Boys’ County Champion of Champions tournament at Woodhall Spa.  The tournament was reduced to 18 holes after torrential rain flooded the greens on the Hotchkin course, leaving Kelso (Kings Hill) and Staffordshire’s Ollie Read tied on three-under par.  Yorkshire’s Alex Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire) and Worcestershire’s Joe Price (Hagley) challenged strongly with scores of two-under 71, but only Read (Branston), playing at the end of the field, was able to match him with a bogey free-round.  “In the conditions it was one of my best rounds of the year,” said Kelso, whose putting was in great shape.  They returned to the course after the rain delay to do sudden-death battle, up and down the 1st and 18th – and for three holes there was nothing to separate them.  Tags: Boys, competitions, County Champion of Champion, Kentlast_img read more