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first_imgIt was announced, via Facebook, that Zach Nugent will be joining Melvin Seals and JGB, effective immediately, for all scheduled tour dates throughout 2016. A lifelong Grateful Dead fan, and master of recreating the joyful sounds of Jerry Garcia himself, Nugent is a perfect fit for the band. As for the projects he’s also involved with, Cats Under The Stars and Dead Set, don’t be surprised if he slides right back into his position onstage when not on tour with JGB. Previous guitarist, Dave Hebert, has decided to move on for personal reasons. Congratulations to Nugent on his newest musical endeavor!  His first official performance with the band is scheduled for tonight, August 14th, in San Francisco, for Jerry Day 2016, at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in San Francisco, California.For more information on Melvin Seals and JGB, including the full list of tour dates, please visit their official website.last_img read more


first_imgWhile many members of the Harvard community were enjoying their summer break, the University’s parking, housing, and ID services were unified into one beautifully renovated Campus Service Center.Located on the eighth floor of Holyoke Center, the new “one-stop shop” helps customers find housing and get parking permits and ID cards. Instead of scrambling among the Blackstone complex and multiple floors of Holyoke, customers can make one visit to the Campus Service Center and be helped by representatives trained to assist with any service. “We deliver more than a product,” says Susan Richelson, the new center’s manager, “we provide resources and one-to-one assistance in person and on the phone to help customers navigate each program and troubleshoot any issue presented. …We want to ensure that our customers get what they need in one stop if possible.”Customers found the center convenient during the busy mid-August to mid-September season; already, the center has processed 330 housing rent payments, responded to 1,180 emails, sold 2,033 parking permits, and made 3,290 ID cards.  Richelson recalls a graduate student from Ireland who came to the center to get an ID card and find housing.  He and his wife were new to Cambridge and didn’t realize how scarce rental housing is in the fall.  Over several days, the center provided guidance on how to use the housing site and encouraged them to use the lobby computers (placed there for customers seeking housing).  The center made sure they had every useful resource and web link to help them find their new home.The center, with a comfortable waiting area and two conference rooms where customers can meet with representatives to discuss confidential transactions, “receives many comments that it looks really great,” Richelson said. “Students and staff also love the beautiful view of the river Houses, MAC, and the Charles that they see when they are standing at the transaction counter. We don’t need artwork anymore as the view is so beautiful!”The Campus Service Center was designed so that new offerings can be brought on over time. The team is already planning for the November addition of the Global Support Services Travel Registry program. For the latest information visit the website.last_img read more


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.”http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11458728last_img 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