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January 1, 2021

Jeff Davis and Select Design win Burlington Business Association awards

first_imgSelect Design is the winner of the Burlington Business Award and Jeffrey L Davis of JL Davis Realty is the winner of the Tim Halvorson Award, which are presented by the Burlington Business Association. The 33rd Annual Burlington Business Association Dinner & Awards Ceremony will be held April 7th at the Hilton Burlington HotelThe Burlington Business Award, originally the Small Business Award, was established in 2002 to honor exemplary business practices, contributions to the community, promotion of a positive image for Burlington, and overall business success. This year, Select Design will join the Burlington Business Award Hall-of-Fame, with past recipients including Seven Days, SkiRack, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Run Vermont, TruexCullins, Gardner’s Supply Vermont Lake Monsters, Shanty on the Shore, and Lois Bodoky ‘Hot Dog Lady’.So what is Select Design? What do they do? Well, you might have heard of some of their clients: Pepsi, Dunkin Donuts, Burton Snowboards, Green Mountain Coffee, Whole Foods, Guess, MTV, Phish, Ben & Jerry’sâ ¦ just to name a few. Select Design helps fuel the creativity behind these and several other nationally and locally-known brands by taking a vision and creating a reality. Select Design develops visual solutions in various forms; from bottle packaging for Pepsi to T-shirts for Phish, Facebook strategy for Timerberland to design and production of Burton hoodies, flasks and hats.In 1983, Select Design founders and current principals Kevin Owens of Boston and Jeff Beer of New York met while attending the University of Vermont. In an attempt to raise money for a ski trip, the duo began selling T-shirts at the 1988 NCAA Ski Championships. After selling all 400 they had produced, the two realized they were on to something. Twenty-three years of dedication and creative genius has helped Select Design to develop an impressive and well established client base.Aside from their business success, Select Design is a company that is invested in the Burlington community. Each year they raise thousands of dollars for local charities through their ‘second’s sale’ and more recently, hosted a benefit concert at Higher Ground to help support Pete’s Green, a local farm whose crops and supplies were devastated by a fire last month.The Tim Halvorson Award, established in 2009, recognizes an individual for outstanding contribution to the economic vitality of Burlington. The 2011 winner, Jeffrey L. Davis, President of J.L. Davis Reality, Inc. is a Burlington native and graduate of both Burlington High School and the University of Vermont. He is the owner of the Richardson Building, former home of Abernathy’s at Two Church Street, as well as the Courthouse Plaza at the foot of Church and Main Streets.Davis is a member of the University Of Vermont Board Of Trustees and on the Board of Directors at Merchants Bank. Davis maintains a long history of involvement with up-and-coming Burlington businesses; both as a landlord who can be flexible when need be and in his role with one of our finest local lending institutions.Jeff currently works out of an office in his building at Two Church Street, is a father of three and lives in Underhill with his wife, Karen and their new puppy.Earlier this month, BBA announced that Champlain College’s Roger H. Perry Hall is the winner of the 2011 Architectural Excellence Award in honor of Hertzel Pasackow, granted to a project contributing significantly to the physical or architectural quality of Burlington.The BBA Annual Dinner will be held at the Hilton Burlington on April 7th from 5:30 ‘ 9:00pm, beginning with a cocktail reception, followed by a live auction and the awards ceremony.  During the ceremony BBA will present awards in the three major categories:  the Burlington Business Award, Tim Halvorson Award, and the Architectural Excellence Award.The public is invited to attend the BBA Annual Dinner to celebrate and applaud our award winners as well as the Burlington Business community.Member dinner tickets are $65 and non-member tickets are $75. Members can also purchase a table of 10 for $650 and non-members for $750. Tickets to attend the dinner and award ceremony are available through the BBA website at www.BurlingtonBusinessAssociation.com/BBA_Annual_Dinner(link is external). The Burlington Business Association has over 200 member businesses with the majority being located in Burlington. The Association and its members work to promote the economic vitality of Burlington. ###last_img read more

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December 18, 2020

5 ways to give back throughout the year

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Kristen HicksIt’s the giving season. For about two months, everyone’s encouraged to think about giving: giving thanks for the ways in which we’re fortunate, giving gifts to those we love, and giving back to our communities. It’s easy to get swept up in the season.The people, animals, and causes that need us don’t go away on January 1st though. While we all intellectually know that all those causes and needs exist year-round, it can be easy for them to slip our minds once the holiday season ends and we’re no longer in active giving mode.We’ve compiled a list to help you make giving back a more automatic habit.5 Easy Ways To Give Back This Year1) Use Goodshop for your online shopping. Do you often buy items online? Goodshop works with many of the stores you’re probably already shopping with and convinces them to commit to sending a percentage of each purchase to charity.The next time you’re browsing the Internet for a new sweater or tablet, take a minute to check and see if the store you’re checking out is on Goodshop. Or better yet, make it a habit to start all your online shopping there. continue reading »last_img read more

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October 19, 2020

Diplomat from Philippines first known coronavirus case at UN in New York

first_imgSeveral UN meetings planned for Friday had been canceled in the wake of the diagnosis, diplomats said.The 193-member world body began implementing coronavirus prevention measures at its Manhattan headquarters this week, including closing off access to the public, more regular cleaning and cancelling some meetings. Half the several thousand UN staff who normally work in the building will work from home by next week.The World Health Organization has described the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic. The virus, which has been deadly for some people, broke out in China’s Wuhan city late last year and has so far infected some 125,000 people from 118 countries and territories. According to a Reuters tally it has killed 4,700.  Topics : The Philippines Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin posted on Twitter that the diplomat was young, spritely and “doing well,” adding that she had recently returned from Florida.The sick diplomat represented the Philippines in the UN General Assembly’s legal affairs committee. Azucena said the diplomat was last at UN headquarters on Monday for about half an hour when she was asymptomatic.She came down with flu-like symptoms on Tuesday and visited her doctor. “She got the call today that she tested positive for COVID-19,” Azucena wrote on Thursday.UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the Filipino diplomat met with two other diplomats and visited only one UN meeting room, which had been cleaned three times since Monday. He said the UN medical services was contacting those diplomats.center_img A female diplomat from the Philippines mission to the United Nations tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, according to a note sent to UN missions, making the woman the first known case at the world body’s New York headquarters.”As of today, the Philippine Mission is in lockdown, and all personnel are instructed to self-quarantine and to seek medical attention should they develop the symptoms. We are assuming that all of us have been infected,” wrote Philippines acting UN Ambassador Kira Azucena in a message seen by Reuters.According to the online UN directory of diplomatic staff, there are about 12 diplomats at the Filipino mission, which is on 5th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.last_img read more

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September 23, 2020

SR 262 to have asphalt patching this summer

first_imgDillsboro, IN—State Route 262 that runs from Dillsboro to Rising Sun will have asphalt patching done this summer.  INDOT awarded Paul Rohe Contractors the contract that will begin in August 2020.  The work is expected to be completed by September 2020.last_img

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December 24, 2019

Men’s Soccer Downs UIC, 3-1

first_img Full Schedule Roster Live Stats Bartlett, the hero in Monday’s upset over No. 9 Butler with the winning goal in the 87th minute, Friday connected on a twisting half bicycle kick off a free kick by Cole Poppen (Ankeny, Iowa) for the game’s first goal in the 19th minute (19:21). Just minutes (22:55) later Poppen sent a corner kick in from the far side of the field that Enna blasted in to increase the lead to 2-0 over UIC (2-1-0). Next Game: The Flames went on the scoreboard late in the match with a goal by Max Todd in the 75th minute. “Playing two top-20 teams back-to-back is tough at any time and to get two wins is a tremendous credit to the team,” said head coach Gareth Smith. “Tonight, was another hard-earned win against an excellent UIC team who showed tonight why they are ranked as one of the top teams in the country. We were pleased with our overall organization, intensity, work ethic and competitive bite throughout the game. We knew that UIC had an impressive front line and that we would have to show a high level of discipline and organization to keep them from scoring in the first half. We continue to create good goal scoring opportunities and scored two excellent goals by Bartlett and Enna heading into the break. It was great to see Enzugusi get on the score sheet as well to extend our lead to 3-0.” WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer team downed No. 20 UIC, 3-1, Friday night at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines. Lucas Bartlett (Overland Park, Kan.), Steven Enna (Overland Park, Kan.) and Leroy Enzugusi (Marion, Iowa) scored goals for Drake (2-1-0), which knocked off its second ranked opponent this week. The two teams played at Valley Stadium because of heavy rain at the Cownie Soccer Complex earlier in the day that left the field unplayable. “We tired a little near the end of the second half and at times weathered a high level of pressure from UIC,” Smith said. “However, we showed real steel/character to see out the game and get yet another impressive win. We turn our attention to a difficult road match against UMKC and look to build on this performance by focusing on one game at a time.” Story Links at UMKC 9/4/2018 – 7 PM Drake padded its lead early in the second half, courtesy of Leroy Enzugusi (Marion, Iowa). Enzugusi scored his first goal of the season after he took a pass from Paul Ciszewski (Germantown, Wis.) and then beat the Flames defense and smashed his shot in the lower left corner out of the reach of the goalkeeper, Sawyer Jackman. Watch Live Preview PDF Box Score Following Friday’s home match, Drake visits UMKC Sept. 4. First kick Tuesday night in Kansas City, Mo. is scheduled for 7 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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December 18, 2019

Hi-tech backing for SA’s SKA bid

first_img8 July 2011 South Africa’s Centre for High Performance Computing is upgrading its capacity in computational power in support of the country’s bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). This follows the recent agreement between Intel South Africa Corporation and the SKA South Africa Project to partner in evaluating the highest Intel technologies in processing the enormous data rates produced by radio telescopes. South Africa, allied with eight other African countries, is competing against Australia (allied with New Zealand) to host the €1.5-billion Square Kilometre Array (SKA), an instrument 50-100 times more sensitive and 10 000 times faster than any radio imaging telescope yet built. The international science funding agencies and governments involved in the international SKA consortium are due to announce the winning bidder in 2012, with construction likely to start in 2016 and take place in phases over several years, with completion by about 2022. Supercomputing centre for scientists The Centre for High Performance Computing, which falls under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has been established over the last few years as a supercomputing centre serving South Africa’s scientists. Backed by the Department of Science and Technology, the state-of-the-art facility is supported by the latest in data centre power and network infrastructure, and operates a number of supercomputers with different architectures. These include a Blue Gene/P machine, a Sun Hybrid cluster and SMP systems, and a GPU-based cluster. The centre also supports a number of research labs on its premises, notably the ACE Lab, which is developing new computing hardware and software. The centre is also spearheading an initiative to establish a very large data storage capability for the country’s scientists. MeerKAT radio telescope SKA South Africa is currently building the KAT-7/MeerKAT radio telescope, a SKA precursor, in the rapidly developing Karoo Astronomy Reserve. “It is no accident that the MeerKAT engineering offices and control centre, and the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC), are situated only a few kilometers from each other and are currently being linked together into the new South African Research Network (SANReN), providing superfast computer networks for research,” SKA South Africa said in a recent statement. “Now that the MeerKAT team has the KAT-7 telescope operational in the Karoo, and a 10 Gbps (in the first phase) data link coming online in July from the Karoo into the CHPC, these two initiatives will link up to process the large data volumes in novel ways which may open up new scientific areas of investigation. “For example, a joint pilot project to capture and process a large amount of telescope ‘voltage data’ is planned for later this year.”Intel, SKA South Africa partnership Further supporting these kinds of efforts, Intel South Africa and SKA South Africa recently agreed to partner in evaluating the highest Intel technologies in processing the enormous data rates produced by radio telescopes. “The parties entered into an agreement to make these technologies available to the SKA SA and put forth a joint engineering effort to further test and optimize them,” SKA South Africa said. “This collaboration in applying cutting-edge technology to raw data capture and online stream processing pushes the envelope of what is possible today in scientific instruments, and puts South African scientists and engineers at the forefront of the field. “The completion of the Center of Competence within the CHPC, that aims at providing a platform to transfer the technology developed for SKA, such as the ROACH (reconfigurable open architecture computing hardware) board, for adoption by the broader scientific community outside astronomy, is just one of the strengths of South Africa’s ability to deliver on major projects.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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December 12, 2019

The Frank Kovac Effect and What It Means for Your Future

first_imgThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. This is part of the “Hi AleX,” series — advice to AleX NetLit about enhancing her levels of network literacy through day-to-day personal and professional social networking. AleX Netlit is a fictional persona created by Network Literacy Community of Practice to serve as a guide to Military Families Service professionals, Cooperative Extension educators and others seeking to learn more about using online networks in their work.More about Alex NetLit Hi AleX,This may strike you as an odd question: What does a middle-aged Wisconsin paper-mill worker possibly have to do with your professional future?Short answer: everything.The worker’s name is Frank Kovac, and a few years ago, he did something extraordinary. From a very early age, Kovac dreamed of becoming an astrophysicist. Difficult college math courses ended this dream, but it didn’t stop him from building his own planetarium in his free time — a facility he proudly describes to his visitors as the “world’s largest rolling, mechanical globe planetarium.”In fact, the Kovac Planetarium, located in the tiny, unincorporated northern Wisconsin community of Monico, has become a popular tourist attraction.Kovac has demonstrated that in terms of knowledge empowerment, people no longer have to wait on someone else — a teacher or a mentor, for example. They can tap into the enormous generative capacity of the Web to educate themselves.Call it the Frank Kovac effect.This holds major implications for you, AleX, because in spite of all the passion and commitment you pour into your job, people no longer have to wait on you. Thanks to the enormous generative capacity of the Web, they, like Frank Kovac, have the means of empowering themselves.Granted, your passion and commitment will always be key professional assets — that’s the good news.  The part you need to worry about is how you’ve been taught to conceive and deliver your products.You and millions of other professionals were trained to think about and deliver information in linear terms — through programs such as lectures, seminars, and workshops, with your students serving more or less as passive recipients of this instruction. Your work has been defined by those methods for the bulk of your career.The problem is that a growing number of people around the world no longer want to acquire knowledge this way. Thanks to the technological advances that have occurred within the last generation, they don’t have to anymore.In this respect, your methods are quickly rendering you obsolete.Yes, there is still a place for these methods. The growing numbers of people learning to empower themselves still like to enhance what they’ve learned with occasional face-to-face interactions with similar-minded people.Consequently, face-to-face interaction will always comprise a facet of your work. But make no mistake, AleX: Traditional face-to-face interaction will largely be supplanted by these emerging forms of learning.Pretty soon, you and everyone else will be challenged to think and work in ways that reflect the new, flattened information order that prevails in the 21st century.We’ve talked in the past about how acquiring networking skills will enable you to aggregate and curate vast amounts of online information for the benefit of those you serve. (I’m reluctant to use the term client because in this new information order, the people you serve are not clients in any conventional sense. They are equals — “co-learners” who are now equipped to engage in two-way dialogue with you and to collaborate on the design and distribution of your end products.)No doubt about it: Aggregating and curating information will be valuable skills in the future, but in this new information order, you will be valued even more for the role you serve in contributing to networks — virtual spaces where people can exchange information and, equally important, where ideas can meet, mate and morph into even bigger, more innovative ideas.Some Net experts and others prefer to describe these new virtual venues as ecosystems rather than networks— take your pick.The people who master skills and who see themselves as both co-learners and contributors to these networks will be the most highly valued and successful professionals of the 21st century.This is your professional charge, AleX. Good luck. This article was originally published Thursday September 6, 2012 on the Military Families Learning Network blog, a part of eXtension. Author: Jim Langcusterlast_img read more

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November 28, 2019

Chinese ref ‘beaten’ as draw sparks match-fix claim

first_imgChina furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Read Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games The Chinese FA launched an investigation into a match where a fourth official was reportedly attacked following a controversial draw that triggered claims of match-fixing.Baoding Rongda were leading 2-1 when the referee awarded visitors Wuhan Zall a penalty during seven minutes of stoppage time at the end of Saturday’s fixture in China’s second division. The spot-kick was converted and the match ended 2-2.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Angry fans pelted the match officials with debris as they were escorted by security personnel from the pitch at the end, reported state-run newspaper the Beijing News.Baoding chairman Meng Yongli burst into tears at a chaotic post-match press conference, alleging his side had been cheated out of the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Beijing News reported that fourth official Yang Kaizi was beaten up in his dressing room, but the newspaper did not say who was responsible for the attack.Meng gathered reporters on the pitch to announce he was pulling the team out of the league, before quitting as chairman hours later citing “personal reasons”. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES NCAA Season 93 Preview: St. Benilde Blazers looking to get out of cellar Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Baoding, from near Beijing, subsequently apologised and said the club had no intention of leaving the competition.The Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced an investigation into the controversy. “CFA is taking this seriously and will treat everyone involved sternly based on facts and regulations,” it said in a statement.“We would like the club to express its opinion in a calm manner. In the meantime we call on the fans to remain rational and restrained.”The state People’s Daily newspaper on Tuesday hit out at Meng and Baoding, accusing them of damaging the reputation of Chinese football.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection “In the history of football there hasn’t been any precedent where one could use beating and scolding, as well as quitting the league, to get what one wanted,” it said in a strongly worded comment piece.“For football, when the club boss is crying and shouting to quit the league, when the perpetrators are attacking referees at the door, they have probably forgotten about what they first really wanted in their heart (which is to win the game).”Chinese football has a history of controversy involving referees and officials and in 2009 launched a high-profile crackdown on corruption dogging the sport, leading to dozens of arrests and prison sentences.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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November 27, 2019

Sardar Singh to be India’s flag bearer at Asian Games opening

first_imgIndia’s hockey team captain Sardar Singh has been bestowed with the honourEnding the suspense over who would be the Indian contingent’s flag bearer at Friday’s 17th Asian Games opening ceremony here, men’s hockey team captain Sardar Singh was on Thursday bestowed with the honour.”The flag bearer will be Sardar Singh, captain of the men’s hockey team. Actually all the people were asked and we have been trying to ask the coaches about who is available.They all have matches the next day or the day after and none wanted to stand outside the stadium from 12 noon to 4 pm (before the parade). Sardar does not have a match. He was happy to do so,” said Chef-de-Mission Adille Sumariwalla.”There were so many contenders, we asked them. Wrestlers are not there, boxers are not there. The badminton event is starting the day after and so do the shooters.”The former national sprint champion and Olympian explained why the focus should not be on the flag bearer, which was just symbolic, but on winning honours at the Games.”I don’t see why we are focusing so much on the flag bearer. We are here to win medals. Flag bearer is symbolic; focus should be on medals. Any great athlete can do it and we have many of them.”It will be a great boost to hockey and I hope we can win the gold, they (men’s team) has been playing well,” he added. Sumariwalla also said because of the restrictions imposed by the organisers, each country cannot field more than 130 persons in the parade.advertisement”Size is limited to 130, it can be less not more for the opening parade. I don’t even know. For example Nikolai (Sneserev of Belarus, coach of middle distance running) has said ‘though my wards’ events are later my athletes won’t be participating’.”He also said the strength of the contingent was 622, which included 541 competitors.”350 of them have come so far out of 541. Total number of officials is 181 ? made up of doctors, physios, coaches, managers and video analysts,” he added.last_img read more

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November 16, 2019

England unlikely to opt for different coaches for Test, ODI and T20I teams after Bayliss

first_imgEngland are almost certain to have one coach in charge of their Test, one-day international and Twenty20 international teams after Trevor Bayliss completes his stint later this year, director of cricket Ashley Giles has said.Bayliss, who has been in charge of England since 2015, will step down following the home Ashes series against Australia in August and September, and Giles said he was not in favour of splitting coaching duties going forward.”I’m about 99.9 percent sure that I want one man to do that job in the future,” the former England spinner told BBC’s Test Match Special podcast.”The last thing we want is a football-style mentality where a guy comes in, brings his whole backroom staff with him, and the whole structure falls apart.”I think consistency of communication is really important.”Giles, who took over from former Test captain Andrew Strauss in December, did not rule out the possibility of a home-grown coach replacing Australian Bayliss.Peter Moores was the last Englishman to coach the national team in all three formats, from 2007 to 2009 and a second stint from 2014 to 2015.”We’ve had one lead English coach in 20 years, and he’s done it twice. It’s a pretty sorry state of affairs for our coach development department,” added Giles, who coached England’s limited-overs sides between 2012 and 2014.England, who host the 50-overs World Cup starting in May, are on tour of the West Indies where they lost the three-match Test series 2-1 before winning the first of five ODIs.last_img read more

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