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first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt–Champlain College has named longtime faculty member Dr. Robin Abramson as its new provost. Abramson has been with Champlain College for 12 years, serving as interim provost since October 2006, and previously as an interim dean and the College’s math and science coordinator. She has also been an associate professor of biology and the director of Champlain’s former overseas program in Israel.In her new role as the chief academic officer at Champlain, Abramson will provide leadership for internal operations to ensure the delivery of a first-class academic experience. The College is a leader in educating students to become skilled practitioners, effective professionals and global citizens.”The broad support that Dr. Abramson enjoys among faculty and staff, as well as our high confidence in her many skills, have led me to conclude that she is the best possible person to take on this role,” said Champlain College President David F. Finney. “It is especially gratifying to be able to offer this position to a longtime member of our community.” Abramson has served as chair of Champlain’s Curriculum Committee and, more recently, as a member of the Core Curriculum Steering Committee.Abramson earned a doctorate in cell and molecular biology from the University of Vermont and her undergraduate degree in biology from State University of New York at Binghamton. Her research work has included a postdoctoral research fellowship for the American Heart Association of Vermont, a National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Environmental Pathology Research Training Grant, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute’s Frederick Cancer Research Facility.last_img read more

first_imgFounded in 1959 as Baden s House of Trophies the company s primary focus was on bowling trophies. The company expanded into commercial engraving as Vermont Industrial Engravers and finally settled on Vermont Trophy & Engraving in 1973, since becoming the largest recognition manufacturer in the region. The company s motto is Recognition is Respect Made VisibleCurrent owners, Steve & Margi Swett, bought the business from Roger and Bobbi Merchant in July 1996, after many years in the corporate sector. Our initial interest in the business stemmed from its reputation for quality. The value we wanted to add was an expanded focus on customer service and relationship building – over the past 13 years our base of repeat and corporate customers has grown significantly, so we feel that was a pretty good business model, said Steve Swett.last_img read more

first_imgThe NCUA board’s decision in late Septemberto retain billions in credit unions’ money for itself when it merges the Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stability Fund (TCCUSF) and the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (SIF) has raised fundamental questions about the viability of an independent cooperative system in America.The NCUA’s diversion of member money was not about the safety and soundness of the NCUSIF; rather, it confirmed the continuing inability of the agency to heed the fiduciary responsibilities for cooperative management of common wealth that provides the foundation of the credit union system.It also could easily lead to further blurring the lines between banks and credit unions in the minds of those who don’t understand the importance and special purpose of member-owned, not-for-profit financial institutions. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgNZ Herald 3 June 2015Women seeking an abortion are being offered easier access to the procedure with a free, national telephone consultation service that started this week.Using the phone number 0800-ABORTION, the service has been set up by Wairarapa abortion doctor Simon Snook because of the delays, said to be potentially harmful, faced by many New Zealand women seeking to end a pregnancy.The service offers to arrange counselling and organises the necessary medical tests and appointment with an abortion clinic. Patients leave a message and receive three calls back from, in succession, a nurse and two doctors.“That can all be done within 24 hours of the first phone contact,” said Dr Snook.Voice for Life president Bernard Moran said speeding up the process was irresponsible, undermined the need to ensure a woman was properly counselled, and could increase the number of abortions.The new service would “trivialise” the legal process, said Mr Moran, whose group was “suspicious” of the 2010 research. “We thought it was part of an agenda to speed up access.” read more

first_imgRoselyn was rushed to the Western Visayas Medical Center. Her injury was not life-threatening, and she has since been released. The 80-year-old Jovito Jamantoc was accused of stabbing Roselyn Payas, 28, and assaulting Rosanna Payas, 30. ILOILO City – A knife-wielding resident of Barangay Gustilo, La Paz district was arrested after he allegedly attempted to kill his two younger sisters inside their own home. Roselyn sustained a stab wound on the left shoulder while Rosanna managed to run away.center_img Jamantoc, on the other hand, was detained in the lockup cell of the La Paz police station, facing charges./PN From what the police have gathered, the incident happened on Wednesday at around 12:05 p.m.Jamantoc – with no apparent reason – attacked the victims who were about to enter their rooms.last_img read more

first_img Sept. 29, 2007  Complete Results    PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Argonauts Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams both finished in 2nd place in the Gulf Coast Cross Country Stampede at the Escambia county Equestrian Center Saturday morning. Both meets were very competitive, as the UWF men finished 2nd (out of seven) with a score of 47, just behind Rutgers Camden with 45. Florida Gulf Coast University was third with 49. The UWF women finished 2nd behind Florida Gulf Coast, but were able to out distance a strong Florida Tech team, and four other teams.Margaret Harter was the top finisher for the UWF women in 4th place overall with a time of 19:39 for the 5k race. Harter explained, “I met my expectations today with a PR for this course, but I still want to improve each meet.” Her teammate Kelli Midden also set a PR, with a 20:01 time, which was good enough for a 6th place finish. Rebecca (Becky) Thielemann was right behind her in 8th place with a 20:14.Eric Mayes was the top finisher for the Argonaut Men with a 3rd place finish in 27:13. Just behind him was teammate Justin Gates in 4th place, running a 27:23 time for the 8k race. Mayes would say afterwards, “I had planned on cruising, but I felt great and ran better than expected.” He added, “This course worked out well for our running style and we knew where all the sand was, so it helped us run a little faster.” The Argos did run well as a team, as nine UWF runners finished under 29 minutes and 15 seconds.Coach Matt Dobson was very pleased with the Men’s performances, “We had three more personal bests today, so we are definitely heading in the right direction, and if we pay attention to the little things, that can help us knock off a few more seconds. Our goal was to make the National meet and that hasn’t changed, as our progress and our plan looks like it is working. Eric and Justin ran real well, and it was great for Justin, since he was coming off an injury and looked strong running,”Dobson commented on the women’s performance by saying, “the girls were amazing today, as we were very competitive even without our #1 runner Diana (Sitar) and another top runner (Katherine Ragia). I was very happy for Margaret (Harter), as all her hard work is now paying off. Also, Kelli Midden ran a personal best, and she has battled thru the workouts and is coming around nicely.” Coach Dobson also raved about Becky Theielemann, a Senior that has endured major injuries and couldn’t run all last year. “Becky set a collegiate PR (personal best) for a 5k today, and that was great to see after all she has been through.” Erika Anderson (14th, 21:14) and Lindsey Failing (19th, 21:48) also finished well enough to help the UWF team score a strong second place finish.The UWF men received strong races from several of their freshmen, including Nicholas Maedel, who finished 10th with a 27:46. Freshmen Jared Black and Senior Jordan Theuerkauf finished 17th and 18th with the same 28:16 time. Coach Dobson was very pleased for Theuerkauf, as he explained, “Jordan ran for the first time this year, and ran controlled with no pain. If we can have him at 100% by post season, we will have more strength in our team.” Freshmen Josh McEachin (20th, 28:34) and Andrew Maedel (22nd, 28:50) also ran well. “I was very pleased with our freshmen, including Josh, who is coming on better than expected, this early,” explained Dobson. The other finishers for the Men’s team included; Scott Lydick (26th, 29:11), Sean Jansen (28th, 29:15) Print Friendly Version Share UWF Cross Country Men and Women Stampede to 2nd Place Finisheslast_img read more

first_img Press Association Patrick Vieira is to take over as the coach of the Manchester City elite development squad, the club have announced. The former City, Arsenal and France midfielder has been working as football development executive at the Etihad Stadium since retiring as a player two years ago. The move to take charge of what is effectively the City reserve team follows the departures of manager Roberto Mancini and a number of his backroom staff this week. Attilio Lombardo, the former Italy, Sampdoria and Crystal Palace player, had been the coach primarily responsible for the EDS. center_img Vieira’s move from an administrative position underlines his desire to move into coaching after completing his UEFA B licence last year. The 36-year-old, who will officially take up the role on June 1, said: “After spending two years working across a number of areas of the club and with a particular focus on the youth academy, I feel honoured and privileged to have been offered this role. This marks a new chapter both in my career and in my life and I am looking forward to it immensely. “My passion for the development of young talent has only grown in my time at City and I am pleased to be able to play my part in helping to shape the footballing future for Manchester City.” Vieira, who is now hoping to attain his A licence, won the World Cup as a player in 1998 and the European Championship two years later among 107 international appearances. He won nine domestic league titles including three with Arsenal, with whom he also won the FA Cup four times. A fifth FA Cup came at the end of his career with City in 2011. City chief executive Ferran Soriano said: “Patrick is a world champion and it is a great honour that he has chosen Manchester City to begin his football management career. “I have seen him carefully considering options and choosing to coach for the best reasons; he has a love of the game and a willingness to continue to learn and transmit his knowledge and experience to young footballers. “Patrick’s role is of the highest long term importance for the Club. The ability of the Academy, the elite development squad and the first team to work together using the same football concepts is key to our success and sustainability.” last_img read more

first_imgHowever, their 41-match winning streak came to a halt at the Qatar Open in February and, although they won a title in Rome, they have failed to advance beyond the quarter-finals in their last four events.“After three Grand Slam victories and 11 WTA doubles titles together, we have mutually agreed that we would each be open to playing with other players for the remainder of the season,” the pair said in a statement.“Perhaps, because of our great past results, we have had very high expectations from our partnership and unfortunately did not get the results we desired recently.”Former singles No 1 Hingis and Mirza will, though, reunite to defend their WTA Finals title in Singapore at the end of October.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza have decided to end their doubles partnership following a poor recent run.The pair enjoyed a trophy-laden 16 months in women’s doubles tournaments after teaming up for the first time at the Indian Wells Open last year.Swiss Hingis and Indian Mirza, the self-styled “Santina” team, went on to claim 14 titles, including wins at Wimbledon, and the US and Australian Opens.Tennis LiveLiveDaniel Gimeno-Traver 1 v 1 *Hubert Hurkaczlast_img read more

first_imgAs for Skaneateles, its best finish came in the 1,600-meter run thanks to Caleb Bender, who tore to a time of 4:34.79 and gained third place.Jordan-Elbridge had Kenny Williams finish ninth in the 600-meter run in 1:29.08 and ninth in the 1,000-meter run in 2:43.25, with Zach Barber eighth in the triple jump (40’7”) and Sean Dristle ninth in the 3,200 in 10:12.21. The Eagles also were eighth in the sprint medley relay in 4:11.53, with WG in 10th place.In the girls portion, Skaneateles senior Emme Conan placed in both sprints, going 43.20 seconds in the 300-meter dash for fourth place and 7.56 seconds for seventh place in the 55-meter dash after qualifying third in 7.50 seconds. West Genesee was fifth in the 4×200 relay as Riley Flynn, Sandy Gardino, Mikayla DeJesus and Caitlin Mills posted 1:52.32. Abby Kuppinger was ninth in the 600-meter run in 1:44.53. J-E’s Vasianna Klock get to ninth place in the 1,500-meter run in 5:02.03.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: indoor trackJ-EskaneatelesWest GeneseeWesthillcenter_img Before heading into their respective league championships this week, area indoor track and field teams met a large, talented field last Friday at the Central New York “Higher, Farther, Faster” Invitational at Utica College’s Hutton Dome.On the boys side, Westhill was third in the 4×800 relay as Jacob Fricano, Brandon Mulholland, Brian Kenny and Mike Ferrara finished in eight minutes, 28.54 seconds.West Genesee had its boys 4×400 relay team of Robert Ciarla, Bryce Bort, Connor Scott and Brandon Scott rise to fifth place in a time of 3:45.44, with Matt Bartolotta fifth in the 1,600 in 4:35.89 and Peter McMahon eighth in the 3,200-meter run in 10:11.68.last_img read more

first_imgBUFFALO, N.Y. — Michael Gbinije shook his head in silence. Usually one of the most insightful players on the Syracuse roster, he was at a loss for words after Syracuse’s magical season crumbled into an opening-weekend exit from the NCAA Tournament.It’s almost impossible to think a team that spent nearly a month as the No. 1 team in the country could be eliminated by Dayton on the first Saturday of March Madness, but here he was, having just played his best game of the season, searching for an answer to how.He remained quiet for a beat. And then another.“I really don’t know,” he eventually mustered.From a 25-0 start to a 3-6 finish, there is no easy answer for the Orange’s epic collapse, and that’s reason for concern. The first key to solving a problem is identifying its root, and SU could never do that.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAsk Jim Boeheim, however, and he’ll say it’s obvious.“When you make shots, you win,” he said after the loss to Dayton, and he’s said some variation of that after each of Syracuse’s six losses. “When you don’t make shots, you lose in close games. Early in the year, we made shots.”But nothing’s ever that simple.The Orange’s offense was ugly all season and the margin of error was always slim — and it was kind of like that when SU went to the Final Four last year, too. When things went wrong, though, Syracuse could lean on its elite defense.On Feb. 15, when Syracuse hosted North Carolina State, the Orange’s offense was even worse than it was on Saturday. SU shot just 35.2 percent from the field — its second-worst rate of the season to that point — but turned defense into offense for a crucial bucket.“We didn’t get stops that we got in the start,” Syracuse guard Tyler Ennis said, “and I think it caught up to us not focusing on our defense early.”We’ve got bad shooting and lack of defensive intensity … Any other suggestions?“It looked like that for a little bit — it looked like we couldn’t lose,” SU guard Trevor Cooney said, “we were just going to always find a way to win.”So how about complacency? More than three months into the season, the Orange still hadn’t faced any adversity. And when it finally came, it hit Syracuse like a train.It started with the stunning upset loss to Boston College in the Carrier Dome, and just three days later it traveled down to Durham, N.C., to face Duke. The Orange battled, but then came the “worst call of the year.”Boeheim tried to light a fire, but it didn’t resonate. The feeling in the locker room after the game was more an air of disappointment than of a team with something to prove.Syracuse had games against teams it should have put away — two days after the trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium it had an early cushion against Maryland — but the Orange insisted to live on the edge.“Every game we played really close,” SU center Baye Moussa Keita said on Saturday. “Tonight was a close one, but we just missed that little thing to close it out.“It’s kind of surprising. We usually are able to close games.”It’s probably not fair to say a team that started 25-0 with a pair of first-round prospects, an All-American and a Hall of Fame coach was fatally flawed, but that attitude is a bad habit.A perfect start can cover up plenty of problems, and when they were all revealed it was too late to fix it. Syracuse lost its mojo and never could get it back. And once that happened, the Orange’s once-vivid dreams of Dallas faded into a familiar early exit.“It’s kind of ironic with all the buzzer beaters and comebacks we’ve had,” Ennis said. “Sooner or later you’re not going to be able to win on buzzer-beaters and last-second plays.” Comments Published on March 24, 2014 at 1:30 am Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more