Lake Monsters’ complete reorganization, prepare for new season in Vermont

first_imgNewly-named Vermont Lake Monsters General Manager Nate Cloutier has completed the reorganizing of the team’s front office staff, which now consists completely of “home grown” talent from the state of Vermont. Joining the Lake Monsters front office are Kate Echo as Merchandise and Accounting Manager and Shelby Sorrentino as Director of Marketing and Promotions, while Steve Hennessey will continue as Director of Ticket Operations along with taking on more responsibility within the front office. Echo, who resides in Shelburne and is a 2005 graduate of CVU, recently graduated from the University of Vermont in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She has worked the past five summers as a bookkeeper for Lake Champlain Cruises and began working for the Lake Monsters during the 2009 season.Sorrentino, a 2002 graduate of Colchester High School and 2007 graduate of Castleton State College with a degree in Sports Administration, spent a semester as a intern with the Vermont Frost Heaves in 2007 and recently worked for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League.Hennessey, who has been the team’s Director of Ticket Operations since 2008, is a 2004 graduate of Essex High School where he was a three-sport athlete in soccer, hockey and baseball. He played four years of soccer and two years of hockey at Western New England College where he graduated in 2008 with a degree in Sports Management“I am really excited for the 2010 season with the staff we have in place. Not only is it a great resource to have a Minor League Baseball team here in Vermont, but it provides an amazing opportunity for some home grown talent to become an integral part of the business community in this beautiful City and State of ours,” said Cloutier, who himself graduated from St Johnsbury Academy in 1998 and the University of Vermont in 2002. The Lake Monsters 17th New York-Penn League season kicks off June 18th as Vermont hosts the first of its 38 home games during the 2010 season. Season tickets and mini-packages are available through the team website at www.vermontlakemonsters.com(link is external) or by phone at (802) 655-4200. Source: Vermont Lake Monsters. 1.26.2010last_img read more

María Isabel Pansa: The Argentine Army’s First Female General

first_imgPres. Fernández de Kirchner proposed the promotion of Gen. Pansa, 54, after enacting Decree 1521/2015, which eliminated restrictions on women obtaining the Armed Forces’ highest ranks. Until now, regulations limited how high service members in the Professional Corps could be promoted, as only officers in the Command Corps could achieve the highest ranks. This restriction affected all female personnel, who could only pursue Military careers within the Professional Corps. Progress for female Soldiers “This appointment shows that there is no limitation of any sort on women in the Armed Forces Professional Corps becoming general officers,” said Major Luz Perdomo, Chief of the Legal Advisors Department, Office of the Secretary General of the Army. “Many times, for example, the Gender Affairs offices respond to cases where rights have been violated, either an instance of discrimination or workplace harassment by a superior or a colleague…There are also cases of women whose husbands are in the Military and the women are suffering from domestic violence. Just at this office, we have recorded almost 1,000 reports of gender violence in the last two years.” In October, Argentina’s Senate approved the nomination of the country’s first female general officer: Army Colonel María Isabel Pansa, who is one of three aides-de-camp of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Gen. Pansa holds a bachelor’s degree in Systems Analysis from the University of Belgrano, and three years ago, she earned a degree in psychology from the Merchant Marine University. Gen. Pansa’s promotion is the most recent in a series of gender equality measures adopted by the Armed Forces. In July 2009, Pres. Fernández de Kirchner awarded a posthumous promotion to General for Juana Azurduy, who fought in the War of Argentine Independence during the 19th century. Equal rights and equal opportunity By Dialogo November 23, 2015 “Women in the Armed Forces are thrilled because they know now if they make the effort, they can climb to the highest levels of each branch of the Military,” added Cecilia Mazzotta, Director of Gender Policy for the Argentine Ministry of Defense. “And one of the challenges is how these women will begin to perform as leaders in a distinct fashion, all their own, without needing to be like men; that is, while maintaining their identities and distinctive features.” Progress for women in the Argentine Armed Forces has been steady and dramatic. By 2011, the Army’s Infantry and Cavalry arms – considered the toughest – were the only Military units closed to women, but now all restrictions have been lifted. “This is an extremely important measure because it closes the gap in equality between men and women within the Military,” Maj. Perdomo said. In October, Defense Minister Agustín Rossi opened Gender Affairs Office No. 22 at the Sergeant Cabral Army Non-Commissioned Officers’ School in the province of Buenos Aires, where 2,000 candidates from across the country live and work. Additionally, the offices created 20 daycare centers where female Military members can leave their children between the ages of 45 days to 2 years while they’re at work. Military members are allocated 65 percent of enrollment slots, with the rest reserved for the community, which includes government employees. That began changing after a pilot program was conducted by the Air Force in 2007 that led the Ministry of Defense to create Gender Affairs Offices to provide answers and counseling to women in the Military. The offices, which assist officers in implementing gender policies, include Military personnel and a team of civilian attorneys and psychologists who can refer service members to the appropriate areas. Since then, Argentina’s military has seen a growing presence of women: they comprise between 12-15 percent of the Army, 15.6 percent of the Navy and nearly 22 percent of the Air Force. That’s up from 2008, when women made up between 9-10 percent of the Argentine Armed Forces. Argentina also boasts female helicopter pilots and submariners, while other women have performed important functions with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), including serving as personnel chief. The Military provides support to women in the Armed Forces “We have had women in the Military since the 1980s, but many of them worked in services like nursing, administration, and food preparation, in addition to a large number of female NCOs,” Mazzotta said. “Some women had begun military careers, but there were no policies to ensure their rights and opportunities for professional development were equal to those available to men.” In the other Military branches, women have filled very important roles. In 2012, for example, a group of about 10 women performed maintenance tasks at Argentine bases in Antarctica. In 2013, Captain María Inés Uriarte became the first female naval attaché appointed to Spain. Also in that year, Air Force Colonel Elizabeth Sotelo was invited by the Bolivian Air Force to share Argentina’s experience and help open a Gender Affairs Office in that Andean country. “We have also exempted pregnant women from standing watch or carrying weapons.” “There are 10 women in the Infantry and Cavalry,” Mazzotta said. “The first women will graduate in 2016.” The Armed Forces support the inclusion of women in numerous ways, Mazzotta explained. “Women made up 6 percent of the Argentine contribution to the peacekeeping force in Haiti, when in general, the average percentage of women in United Nations missions is less than 3 percent.” last_img read more

One sent to hospital following shooting in Endicott

first_imgThe investigation is ongoing. According to the Endicott Police the shooting happened around 9 p.m. at 1703 East Main Street. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Police tell 12 News the incident was not gang related or related to a domestic dispute. Emergency crews that responded include New York State Police, BCI and the Forensic Investigation Unit. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — One person has been sent to the hospital with apparent gunshot wounds following a shooting in Endicott Tuesday night. They say the investigation remains underway.center_img Police say this incident isn’t related to any of the protests or rioting. This is a developing story, stay with 12 News for further updates. 4:01 P.M. UPDATE: —–last_img

A fairway to development

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Healthy Yards, Healthy People

first_imgFacebook15Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Public Health & Social ServicesSummer is just around the corner! To some, summer means spending long evenings in the backyard with family and friends. For others, summer brings backyard barbecues, gardening, tossing a ball for the dog, playing tag with the kids, or even sleeping out under the stars. Whatever you like to do in your garden, how you care for it can affect your family’s health and public health.In Thurston County our drinking water is ground water; about half the rain that falls on our yards soaks into the ground, and is pulled back up by wells and delivered to our faucets. Much of the rest of the rainfall runs off into streams, lakes, and Puget Sound. Along the way, chemicals, including lawn and garden products, can be picked up and carried with the water. Anything that gets put onto the ground, such as fertilizers, and weed and bug killers, can end up in our community’s surface and drinking water.Spending time in the yard is part of summer.  Ensure you enjoy, and maintain, your yard safely.Of course, we don’t have to wait for weed and bug killers to get into our water to become a problem. These products are designed to kill things, which can make them potentially harmful to us, especially children and pets. The Washington Poison Control Center reports, “many pesticides can be absorbed through the skin. Many can also enter the body by breathing in the fumes. Some can affect the nervous system or make it hard to breathe.”There are many choices for people who want to maintain their yards without chemicals. Thurston County departments follow an integrated pest management (IPM) process that emphasizes mechanical and biological controls, and practices that create healthy landscapes, while minimizing or eliminating the use of chemicals. We have developed a number of IPM “prescriptions” for the home gardener, which address common problems in our area like blackberries, and Scotch broom. You can find the prescriptions online and in some local nurseries.Good gardening and lawn care practices include building healthy soil with compost, mulching to suppress weeds, planting right for your site, smart watering, and other strategies that help avoid problems before they get started. A resource to help you choose safer yard care products is Grow Smart, Grow Safe™. There you will find over 1,000 yard care products rated according to their health and environmental hazards, as well as effective tips to help your garden grow. The Grow Smart, Grow Safe™ consumer guide was created in collaboration with King County and Portland METRO.A beautiful yard can also be a safe yard – for people, pets and the Puget Sound.We partner with many Thurston County nurseries and garden centers to train their staff on least-toxic gardening approaches. These locations also carry our free Common Sense Gardening guides (available online). The guides focus on topics such as lawn care, aphids, weeds, roses, and more; with specific strategies to be successful in our area. There is also a plant guide to help you choose plants that thrive in our region without the need for extra fertilizers or bug killers!If you have questions or would like to sign up for our monthly yard and garden tips newsletter, subscribe by clicking here. Scroll down and click the last button on the left. For more information on how to create healthier outdoor spaces, visit this page online or call 360-867-2674.If you prefer to hire someone to take care of your yard, look for an ecoPRO certified sustainable landscape professional. This advanced certification was developed in partnership with professional landscapers, health professionals, environmental and water specialists, and universities and community colleges. Ask your landscape professional to manage your yard in a manner that protects health and the environment.Use of native plants can help create a natural and sustainable landscape without chemicals.Photo courtesy: Native Plant SalvageProtecting water quality and the environment is a matter of protecting public health, and professionals work throughout the county to safeguard these precious resources. The vision that our community’s environment contributes to everyone’s health is what drives the strategies behind Thurston Thrives’ Environment Action Team. All of us, individually and working together, whether it’s simply by focusing on what we do around your homes and yards, or by getting involved with Thurston Thrives, make a difference in protecting our environment.Whatever summer means to you, we hope you enjoy all that it offers. And remember, there are many ways you can maintain a beautiful yard; why not choose to do so in a manner that protects water quality and public health at the same time?last_img read more

Nitros even Kootenay Conference series with 3-2 win over Nitehawks

first_imgSecond period goals by Nolan Kurylo and Nic Herringer proved to be the difference as Kimberley erased a 1-0 Beaver Valley first-period lead.Franco Colapaolo scored an insurance marker into the empty net in the third period to secure the road win for Kimberley.Mitch Foyle, with time running out in the third, and Bradley Ross, scored for the Hawks.Cody Campbell registered the win in goal for the Dynamiters as Beaver Valley out shot the visitors 28-21.Beaver Valley’s Tallon Kramer lost in goal for the first time in the 2017 playoffs.If necessary, Game five is scheduled for Friday in Beaver Valley.In the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference, Osoyoos Coyotes hold a 1-0 series advantage with Game two Sunday in the South Okanagan City. After coasting through the Murdoch Division, winning eight straight, and the first game of the Kootenay Conference series, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks now face some adversity against the Kimberley Dynamiters.The Nitros scored a much-needed road victory, edging the Hawks 3-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Conference Playoff action Saturday in Fruitvale.The win evens the best-of-seven Kootenay Conference Final at 1-1 with Games three and four, Tuesday and Wednesday, in the Bavarian City.last_img read more

Jetstar losing loyalty battle  as on-time reliability slumps

first_imgAustralia’s biggest low-cost carrier Jetstar has lost its long-held mantle as the most reliable budget carrier to its smaller rival, Tigerair. As the Qantas subsidiary used to do to Tigerair regularly, Jetstar has been trounced in the latest month’s on-time performance figures for June 2016.And it’s no one-off result. Jetstar now lags the field by a considerable margin in who is likely to get you to your destination on time, even though Australia, with its relatively benign year-round weather, leads the world for airline punctuality.In June, just 73.4 per cent of Jetstar’s flights arrived on time and even fewer, 70.9 per cent, departed on time, which is defined as less than 15 minutes after the scheduled time.It’s the airline’s worst performance since December 2015, when only 68 per cent of Jetstar’s flights arrived on-time. Those are the sort of numbers that Tigerair use to rack up before it was taken over by the Virgin Australia group in October 2014.However, since the takeover, Tigerair – grounded in 2011 for safety breaches – is not only making money for the first time under new boss Rob Sharp, but is defying gravity for a budget carrier by contending with and sometimes leading the full-service carriers in punctuality.In June, 80 per cent of Tigerair flights arrived on time – nearly seven percentage points clear of Jetstar, its major rival for cheap holiday flying and no-frills interstate air travel.Overall in June, Virgin was Australia’s most reliable airline, shading Qantas 85.4 per cent to 84.8 per cent for on-time arrivals.“We don’t shy away from the fact our punctuality hasn’t been up to scratch in recent months,” a Jetstar spokesman says.“While we have had some poor months, for the first five months of the year our on-time arrivals were running at around 80 per cent.“We know it’s critically important to our customers and we’re working hard behind the scenes to improve our performance.”One of the reasons Tigerair is still so small in Australia is that it developed a poor reputation for reliability in the years before the Virgin takeover, when it was controlled by Singaporean interests.Tigerair Singapore is now part of the Singapore Airlines (SIA) group and has a new lease on life as the main feeder carrier for SIA low-cost subsidiary Scoot, which flies a fleet of Boeing 787 widebody jets, mostly around Asia and soon to Europe.Tigerair Australia has a fleet of just 17 narrowbody jets (14 A320s and three 737s used to fly longer routes to Bali from Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth), compared with Jetstar’s fleet of around 70 planes, including 11 787s.The Virgin group announced earlier this month that Tigerair would transition to an all-737 fleet as part of strategy of simplifying its fleet. Virgin has around 80 737s in Australia and no A320s apart from those operated by Tigerair.last_img read more

Get in the Ring: Innovative start-up funding comes to South Africa

first_imgWant to change the world with your business idea? Get in the Ring, a global platform allowing start-ups to pitch, expand their network and secure funding, is now open to pioneering new businesses in South Africa.Get in the Ring is about learning to explain business ideas and requirements very quickly. Through the process, participants actually get to pitch to funders. (Image: Bizmag)Are you are an entrepreneur with an innovative start-up that needs funding? Get in the Ring could be the initiative for you.An exciting global platform allowing start-ups to pitch, expand their network and secure funding, Get in the Ring is now open to pioneering new businesses in South Africa.Any start-up that is eight years old or less can enter. Innovative businesses with a great potential for growth tend to do the best.“Start-ups are changing the world,” says Jochem Cuppen, global director of Get in the Ring. “They develop innovations at a high speed, defy large companies and find solutions for world challenges. We love them.“Being part of a start-up is not easy, though. It means a rollercoaster ride with low chances of success, but high returns when succeeding.”In only three years Get in the Ring has grown from a local event in the Netherlands to a global competition in 64 countries, connecting more than 3 000 start-ups to thousands of funders, and millions of fans.“Start-ups need resources such as capital, talent and expertise to survive in today’s turbulent environment,” says Cuppen.“Globally, these resources are available in abundance, but often don’t connect. Sometimes because of timing, or because they are not offered in the right place. Sometimes because they are not well presented, or already taken by others.“However, they are there, and it is exactly this missing link between talented entrepreneurs and opportunities that drives what we do. We took the challenge to make a change. Will you?”Get in the Ring is about learning to explain business ideas and requirements very quickly. Through the process, participants actually get to pitch to funders.GET IN THE RING COMES TO SOUTH AFRICAThe licence to run Get in the Ring in South Africa, all the way through to the International Final in 2017, has recently been awarded to the Real Entrepreneur Institute.This will include the finals for both the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons of Get in the Ring – the city finals, the national finals, and the regional finals for Central, East and Southern Africa.The 2015/16 season culminates in the international final, to be held in Medellin, Colombia from 14 to 17 March 2016.HOW YOU CAN GET IN THE RINGTo take part, entrepreneurs simply have to fill in an online application form. The team then vets the applications and selects a few hundred participants to compete.Get in the Ring is looking for talented people to help make the 2016/17 season a success:Judges for the six city finals, national final and regional final. Judges should mostly be investors or representatives of funding organisations. Other judges may be well-known entrepreneurs and people in the entrepreneurial development fields.Trainers to teach participants how to pitch, known as “pitch training”. Get in the Ring are looking for people capable of training at all levels of the competition.Funders: All the way through the competition participants get to pitch one-on-one with funders, in a coordinated process. The funders then score the participants on predetermined criteria. These scores help determine the final six to battle it out in the ring.Get in the Ring are looking for venture capitalists, angel funders and representatives from larger funding organisations to participate. Funders may offer participants funding if they see the potential in the business, but this does not influence the results.last_img read more

Top Brand Loops Fascinator : when it arrived it was PERFECT! Lovely quality

first_imgThis fascinator was a perfect finish to my outfit for a recent wedding. I have very short hair so i wanted something not too large. This was exactly what i wanted. Hope i can get it in another colour for another upcoming wedding at christmas. Very pleased with this product it is nicely made and comes up to expectationsvery classy and sits nicely in position. . Easy to wear and looks truly elegant. Loops Fascinator with Jewel Set on Headband. (Red)Model fascinateur buckle with strass and feather tendrilsAvailable in 6 colours: Black Cerise Pink Grey Purple Red or TealLocated on 1 cm Black BandeauCombination Size of item is approx.. 20 cm (without feather tendrils)Perfect for any special occasion I ordered this fascinator for a wedding, great price and i am delighted with the product. The delivery was also excellent. I ordered this for a wedding im attending, its a perfect match for my silver bag and shoes. 48 hours from ordering to being received at home. Needed a fascinator for my neice’s wedding but didn;t want to pay the ridiculous prices inthe shops. This item is lovely and just right for my needs and at a very reasonable price. The delivery was very quick too. Have already recommended to family and friends. Loops Fascinator with Jewel Set on Headband. (Red) : I ordered this for a wedding im attending, its a perfect match for my silver bag and shoes. 48 hours from ordering to being received at home. This fascinator was a perfect finish to my outfit for a recent wedding. I have very short hair so i wanted something not too large. This was exactly what i wanted. Hope i can get it in another colour for another upcoming wedding at christmas. Better than expected for the price looks great just what i was looking for. Fascinator was just right – colour perfectly matched outfit. Great value for money and excellent delivery. Fantastic price, fantastic product. It looked fabulous and completed the outfit and was extremely comfortable to wear. When it arrived it was perfect. As usual, i ordered this last minute dot com, because i can be a little disorganised sometimes, which was a slight problem, because it took a while to come – i think a bit over a week, and thank goodness, just in time for the wedding i needed it forhowever, when it arrived it was perfectlovely quality, very dramatic, held in place nicely, but unobtrusively with the alice band. Totally comfortable – i wore it all day and night and even forgot i had it oni would highly recommend this fascinator. Very pleased with this product it is nicely made and comes up to expectationsvery classy and sits nicely in position. . Easy to wear and looks truly elegant. Fantastic price, fantastic product. It looked fabulous and completed the outfit and was extremely comfortable to wear. Needed a fascinator for my neice’s wedding but didn;t want to pay the ridiculous prices inthe shops. This item is lovely and just right for my needs and at a very reasonable price. The delivery was very quick too. Have already recommended to family and friends. Fascinator was just right – colour perfectly matched outfit. Great value for money and excellent delivery. When it arrived it was perfect. As usual, i ordered this last minute dot com, because i can be a little disorganised sometimes, which was a slight problem, because it took a while to come – i think a bit over a week, and thank goodness, just in time for the wedding i needed it forhowever, when it arrived it was perfectlovely quality, very dramatic, held in place nicely, but unobtrusively with the alice band. Totally comfortable – i wore it all day and night and even forgot i had it oni would highly recommend this fascinator. As i had to travel to the wedding i needed something which would not get damaged and it travelled perfectly. I ordered this fascinator for a wedding, great price and i am delighted with the product. The delivery was also excellent. Better than expected for the price looks great just what i was looking for. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-02-15 12:22:03Reviewed Item Loops Fascinator with Jewel Set on Headband. (Red)Rating 3.7 / 5  stars, based on  11  reviews Posted on February 15, 2018Author Nathalie DuboisCategories HeadbandsTags Top Brandlast_img read more

The New ReadWrite: Looking Good On Every Screen [Video]

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