Charlotte, N.C.— Duke Energy Foundation is accepting grant applications for programs that support K-12 education as part of its new Powerful Communities philanthropic program, which will award strategic charitable grants to nonprofit organizations to build powerful communities by bolstering education, developing the future workforce of the energy sector and conserving and protecting our environment.In 2017, Duke Energy Foundation invested more than $33 million to support communities throughout Duke Energy’s seven-state service area.“Our new Powerful Communities grant program allows us to support programs that are closely aligned with building the smarter energy future our customers want and deserve,” said Cari Boyce, president of the Duke Energy Foundation. “We are excited to be a part of building stronger communities across our service territory.”Applications for the Powerful Communities: K-12 Education grant cycle will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2019. Funding will focus on programs that address the summer reading loss experienced by rising kindergartners through rising third-graders and that advance energy, engineering and environmental education. Programs that extend into out-of-school time and that serve under-represented, low-income or diverse audiences will be given preference in this grant cycle.In addition to K-12 education, Powerful Communities will also include designated grant application windows for the following grant cycles:Workforce – Workforce development programs aligned with the energy industry’s future workforce.Nature – Programs supporting water quality, quantity, conservation and access, habitat and forest restoration and conservation, and species conservation.State Strategic Impact – Priorities defined annually at the state level to respond to the unique needs of the states Duke Energy serves.Duke Energy will continue to accept ongoing applications for smaller grants that support local communities.
Spurs booked their place by beating Brighton 2-0.Premier League leaders Chelsea were drawn away to Derby, while Liverpool will travel to Bournemouth. Gortnahoe’s Shane Long scored for Southampton as they overcame Stoke 3-2 in the League Cup – they will now go to third-tier Sheffield United.Defending champions Manchester City were knocked out of the League Cup last night.They surprisingly lost 2-0 at home to Newcastle, who’ll now face Tottenham in the quarter-finals.
Cowboys vs. Patriots: What time is kickoff?Date: Sunday, Nov. 24Start time: 4:25 p.m. ETThe 4:25 p.m. ET start time for Cowboys vs. Patriots marks the fourth of seven such start times for Dallas games this season. It’s the first time the Cowboys have played in this time window since they lost to the Jets in Week 6.As for the Patriots, Sunday’s game against the Cowboys marks their second straight game in this time window following last week’s win over the Eagles. New England will return to the late Sunday afternoon time slot when it hosts Kansas City in Week 14.MORE: NFL TV coverage map for Week 12Cowboys scheduleWeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sept. 8vs. Giants4:25 p.m. ETFOXWeek 2Sept. 15at Redskins1 p.m. ETFOXWeek 3Sept. 22Dolphins1 p.m. ETFOXWeek 4Sept. 29at Saints8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 5Oct. 6vs. Packers4:25 p.m. ETFOXWeek 6Oct. 13at Jets4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 7Oct. 20vs. Eagles8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 8BYE—Week 9Nov. 4 (Monday)at Giants8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 10Nov. 10vs. Vikings8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 11Nov. 17at Lions1 p.m. ETFOXWeek 12Nov. 24at Patriots4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 13Nov. 28 (Thursday)vs. Bills4:30 p.m. ETCBSWeek 14Dec. 5 (Thursday)at Bears8:20 p.m. ETFOXWeek 15Dec. 15vs. Rams4:25 p.m. ETFOXWeek 16Dec. 22at Eagles4:25 p.m. ETFOXWeek 17Dec. 29vs. Redskins1 p.m. ETFOXPatriots scheduleWeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sept. 8vs. Steelers8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 2Sept. 15at Dolphins1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 3Sept. 22vs. Jets1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 4Sept. 29at Bills1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 5Oct. 6at Redskins1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 6Oct. 10 (Thursday)vs. Giants8:20 p.m. ETFOXWeek 7Oct. 21 (Monday)at Jets8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 8Oct. 27vs. Browns4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 9Nov. 3at Ravens8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 10BYE—Week 11Nov. 17at Eagles4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 12Nov. 24vs. Cowboys4:25 p.m. ETFOXWeek 13Dec. 1at Texans8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 14Dec. 8vs. Chiefs4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 15Dec. 15at Bengals1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 16Dec. 21/22vs. BillsTBDTBDWeek 17Dec. 29vs. Dolphins1 p.m. ETCBS WEEK 12 NFL PICKS:Against the spread | Straight-up predictionsAt 9-1, the Patriots against the 6-4 Cowboys a have a chance to win a 10th game and reach 17 consecutive seasons with 10 or more victories. New England would break a tie with San Francisco, which won 10 games in 16 straight years (1983-98). The Patriots have won at least 10 games every year since going 9-7 in 2002.Below is all the info you need to watch Cowboys vs. Patriots on Sunday night, including the TV channels and kickoff time.What channel is Cowboys vs. Patriots on today?TV channel (national): FoxTV channel (Dallas): KDFWTV channel (Boston): WFXTWith a national broadcast on Fox, Cowboys vs. Patriots will get the game-of-the-week treatment with the network’s No. 1 crew. Joe Buck will call the Cowboys vs. Patriots play-by-play action, and Troy Aikman will provide analysis. Erin Andrew and Kristina Pink will report from the sidelines. Additionally, Fox NFL Rules expert Mike Pereira will join to give explanations on officiating and rules throughout the game.For those who can’t watch Cowboys vs. Patriots on TV and wish to find the game on the radio, the Dallas call can be heard on Sirius channel 82 and XM channel 227, and the New England call can be heard on Sirius channel 83 and XM channel 226.MORE: Watch every NFL game and RedZone on DAZN (Canada only) Good news for those looking to find the TV channel for Cowboys vs. Patriots on Sunday: This game, scheduled to kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET, is being nationally televised by Fox in Week 12. So yes, you get the game on TV.Making Cowboys vs. Patriots a national TV game was an easy move for the NFL given the marquee of these teams, but it’s also an interesting matchup of strength on strength; the NFL’s top offense in Dallas vs. the league’s top defense in New England. The Cowboys are averaging an NFL-best 444.6 yards per game while the Patriots are holding opponents to a league-low 249.9 yards per game.