Written by Brad James April 14, 2021 /Sports News – Local Delta Girls, Juab Boys, Win Norris Invitational FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRICHFIELD, Utah-Tuesday, Delta’s girls won the Norris Invitational title and the Juab boys did the same at Richfield High School.For the girls, Delta posted 189 points. Manti finished second (92), Juab placed third (90.5), Panguitch finished fourth (65), Richfield placed fifth (57.5), Emery placed sixth (34), Canyon View finished seventh (24), South Sevier placed eighth (22), North Sevier finished ninth (16) and Wayne placed 10th (3).For the boys, Juab finished first with 168 points. They were followed by Delta (133.5), Emery (84), Richfield (76.5), Panguitch (54.5), North Sevier (35), Manti (31), Canyon View (13), Pinnacle (11.5), South Sevier (8) and Wayne (1).The resuls are as follows:Girls Sprit Medley RelayRichfield Wildcats 4:50:06 (Sarah Bate, Bailey Sorensen, Kamryn Knutson and Nora Foster North Sevier Wolves 4:55.97 (Caleigh Nielson, Alaina Barney, Hannah Riggs and Avery Smith)Boys Sprint Medley RelayRichfield Wildcats 3:46.67 (Hunter Alger, Carston Jensen, Cannon Anderson, Richard Crane)Delta Rabbits 3:52.88 (Trey Butler, Austin Loe, Hagen Nielson, John McLaws)North Sevier Wolves 4:00.48 (Caleb Madsen, Greyson Bennett, Kelby Bosh, Tate Goble)Emery Spartans 4:14.03 (Shane Guymon, Boston Huntington, Cannon Sharp, Camden Larsen)Juab Wasps 4:41.73 (Dawson Dansie, Stockton Shepherd, Dace Darrigton and Nathan Garret)Girls 1600-Meter RunMarissa Hall-Juab 5:27.36Allie Bridges-Manti 5:55.81Fiel Woods-Manti 5:59.39Sadie Nielson-Manti 6:02.28Eden Hall-Juab 6:04.02Kayli Baker-Delta 6:04.87Jamie Holt-Wisconsin 6:06.11Annalee Thompson-Richfield 6:11.35Boys 1600-Meter RunDason Day-Juab 4:34.79Jess Christiansen-Emery 4:41.32Joseph Peterson-Juab 4:55.79Gage Smith-Delta 4:58.92Porter Schoppe-Panguitch 5:00.08Camden Larsen-Emery 5:02.13Miles Barnett-Richfield 5:04.00Talmadge Day-Juab 5:05.51Girls 100-Meter HurdlesSavannah Nielson-Delta 14.57Melissa Crane-Richfield 15.55Claira Reynolds-Manti 16.48Ebondy Dodoo-Delta 17.13Peyton Stevens-Manti 17.44Natalie Morrell-Juab 17.90Bethany Justice-Emery 17.94Harmony Lopez-Canyon View 18.24Boys 110-Meter HurdlesTreven Brazier-Emery 15.28Jacob Eldridge-Juab 16.22Britton Smith-Delta 16.76Tate Goble-North Sevier 16.98Jesse Banks-Canyon View 17.41Hagen Nielson-Juab 18:00Elijah Sawyer-Canyon View 18.15Tucker Chappell-Panguitch 18.51Girls 100-Meter DashSavannah Nielson-Delta 12.30Ada Nielson-Delta 12.31Megan Atkinson-Delta 13.22Claira Reynolds-Manti 13:35Tamyra Moulton-Manti 13:56Aliva England-Juab 13.58Debijean Henrie-Panguitch 13.89Nicole Castro-Emery 13.90Boys 100-Meter DashOran Finlinson-Delta 11.21Treven Brazier-Emery 11.26Bode Blackett-Juab 11.51Tyson Brenchley-Manti 11.53Austin West-Juab 11.54Cameron Smith-Delta 11.56Jyson Diaz-Delta 11.61Klyn Fullmer-Panguitch 11.70Girls 4 x 100 RelayDeltaRabbits 50.4 (Jordyn Nielson, Savannah Nielson, Ebony Dodood and Megan Atkinson)Emery Spartans 54.7 (Brynn Gordon, Abby Morris, Nicole Castro, Bethany Justice)Manti Templars 54.96 (Claira Reynolds, Peyton Stevens, Tamyra Moulton, Jade Mortensen)Juab Wasps 55.3 (Alivia England, Natalie Morrell, Kaydie Callaway, Karlie Cowan)Richfield Wildcats 55.6 (Ellie Belnap, Annika Hulet, Roxie Yardley, Melissa Crane)Wayne Badgers 56.2 (Lacey Ellett, Hanna Williams, Willow Lawton, Hali Peterson)North Sevier Wolves 58.3 (Caleigh Nielson, Alaina Barney, Hannah Riggs, Avery Smith)Boys 4 x 100 RelayJuab Wasps 45.4 (Carter Lynn, Autin West, Jared Dye, Bodee Blackett)Delta Rabbits 45.5 (Cameron Smith, Cameron Curtis, Oran Finlison, Carston Jensen)Richfield Wildcats 46.5 (Will Smith, Nathan Sheffer, Ethan Udy, Carston JensenNorth Sevier Wolves 47.97 (Caleb Madsen, Greyson Bennett), Blaine Anderson, Kamden Saling)Manti Templars 48.6 Panguitch Bobcats 51.4 (Lane Bangerter, Cameron Parkin, Mark Tebbs, Trent Walter)Emery Spartans 51.96 (Eli Morris, Jaxton Lake, Maddex Behling and Derek Canterberry)Girls 400-Meter DashJordyn Nielson-Delta 1:02.95Adelaide Englestead-Panguitch 1:03.74Bethany Justice-Emery 1:05.77Noah Foster-Richfield 1:06.79Kamryn Knutson-Richfield 1:07.91Debijean Henrie-Panguitch 1:08.34Caitlin Allred-Delta 1:09.53Hadley Dustin-Canyon View 1:10.27Boys 400-Meter DashCarter Lynn-Juab 52.96Klyn Fullmer-Panguitch 53.67Carston Jensen-Richfield 54.79Spencer Forsyth-Delta 56.18Christian Hansen-Manti 57.16Ethan Fielding-North Sevier 57.21Kevin Sterner-Manti 57.84Brannigan Cheney-Manti 57.85Girls 300-Meter HurdlesAdi Nielson-Delta 44.27Ebondy Dodoo-Delta 49.24Harmony Lopez-Canyon View 50.76Natalie Morrell-Juab 52.19Zoe Thomas-Delta 53.54Brynn Gordon-Emery 53.69Lexie Palmer-Panguitch 53.96Peyton Stevens-Manti 54.91Boys 300-Meter HurdlesTreven Brazier-Emery 39.34Jacob Eldridge-Juab 42.79Cameron Curtis-Delta 43.78Hagen Nielson-Delta 44.4Jesse Banks-Canyon View 44.41John McLaws-Delta 45.7Tate Goble-North Sevier 47.16Elijah Sawyer-Canyon View 47.17Girls 800-Meter RunAdi Nielson-Delta 2:25.03Marissa Hall-Juab 2:26.93Paige Curtis-Delta 2:33.40Nora Foster-Richfield 2:38.94Keltsy Fowles-Manti 2:40.12Tabetha Henrie-Panguitch 2:41.48Eden Hall-Juab 2:42.12Hailie Wilcox-Panguitch 2:42.64Boys 800-Meter RunCannon Anderson-Richfield 2:03.69Bryar Meccariello-Emery 2:04.25Jess Christiansen-Emery 2:05.60Keaton Hallows-North Sevier 2:07.77Landen Hardy-Pinnacle 2:15.00Jace Sweat-Manti 2:18.71Hunter Alger-Richfield 2:19.10Miles Barnett-Richfield 2:19.37Girls 200-Meter DashSavannah Nielson-Delta 26.19Jordyn Nielson-Delta 26.6Kaeshay Brough-Delta 27.97Caitlin Allred-Delta 29.19Debijean Henrie-Panguitch 29.29Megan Atkinson-Delta 29.4Kate Flitton-Manti 29.5Keelie Bunker-Delta 29.7Boys 200-Meter DashBode Blackett-Juab 23.4Jared Dye-Juab 23.5Austin West-Juab 23.95Jyson Diaz-Delta 24.3Klyn Fullmer-Panguitch 24.31Cameron Smith-Delta 24.3Will Smith-Richfield 24.6Nathan Sheffer-Richfield 24.8Girls 3200-Meter RunKeltsy Fowles-Manti 12:57.14Adelaide Engelstead-Panguitch 12:57.82Fiel Woods-Manti 13:03.06Allie Bridges-Manti 13:24.70Kalle Cook-Emery 13:35.43Annalee Thompson-Richfield 14:16.72Sophie Christensen-Manti 14:23.62Cambree Olsen-Juab 14:35.89Boys 3200-Meter RunDason Day-Juab 10:22.66Richard Crane-Richfield 10:43.94Joseph Peterson-Juab 10:56.54Hunter Powell-Manti 11:19.15Carson Utley-Richfield 11:20.85Talmage Day-Juab 11:23.81John McLaws-Delta 11:25.18Porter Schoppe-Panguitch 11:31.82Girls 4 x 400 RelayJuab Wasps 4:28.47 (Marissa Hall, Eden Hall, Valerie Clark, Alivia England)Panguitch Bobcats 4:46.16 (Lacey Marshall, Kyan Orton, Abigail Holman, Hailie Wilcox)Emery Spartans 5:00.77 (Kalle Cook, Nicole Castro, Addie Lester, Tayvi Stilson)North Sevier Wolves 5:11.94 (Karla McCoy, Brooklyn Goble, Ciarra Anderson, Hannah Riggs)Boys 4 x 400 RelayDelta Rabbits 3:38.31 (Oran Finlinson, Spencer Forsyth, Cameron Curtis, Hagen Nielson)Richfield Wildcats 3:39.08 (Hunter Alger, Cannon Anderson, Richard Crane, Carston Jensen)Emery Spartans “A” Team 3:40.09 (Bryar Meccariello, Jess Christiansen, Treven Brazier, Eli Morris)North Sevier Wolves 3:45.97 (Ethan Fielding, Kelby Bosh, Keaton Hallows, Greyson Bennett)Juab Wasps 3:55.32 (Carter Lynn, Jacob Eldridge, Boston Baxter, Breyer Wright)Emery Spartans “B” Team 4:20.84 (Mason Hurdsman, Isaac Jensen, Maddex Behling, Tyler Frandsen)Panguitch Bobcats 4:27.92 (Carter Yardley, Justice Savage, Rustyn Tebbs, Cameron Parkin)Boys Long JumpSpencer Forsyth-Delta 18-07.25Carson Thornock-South Sevier 18-04.25Trey Butler-Delta 18-02.50Britton Smith-Delta 18-01.00Tate Goble-North Sevier 17-11.50Dawson Olsen-Juab 17-07.00Jyson Diaz-Delta 17-06.00Ethan White-Wayne 17-04.00Girls Long JumpMelissa Crane-Richfield 16-07.50Valerie Clark-Juab 15-06.00Megan Atkinson-Delta 14-09.50Adelaide Englestead-Panguitch 14-07.50Tabetha Henrie-Panguitch 14-07.50Alivia England-Juab 14-07.00Bethany Justice-Emery 14-01.75Megan Shields-Canyon View 14-01.00Boys High JumpDawson Olsen-Juab 6-04.00Spencer Forsyth-Delta 5-11.00Cameron Smith-Delta 5-10.00Richard Crane-Richfield 5-06.00Jyson Diaz-Delta 5-04.00Michael Schmitz-Pinnacle/Harrison Brown-Richfield 5-04.00(No. 8) Treyson Prince-Panguitch/Cai Henderson-Delta Girls High JumpZoe Thomas-Delta 5-00.00Brooklynn Hunter-Juab 5-00.00Tabetha Henrie-Panguitch 4-10.00Sadie Wright-Juab 4-10.00Belle Kelsey-Juab /Ellie Belnap-Richfield 4-06.007. Abby Morris-Emery 4-06.008. Jadee Dutson-Delta 4-06.00Boys JavelinKyler Bennett-Panguitch 147-08Boden Ballow-Juab 147-07Hunter Alger-Richfield 140-10Bodee Blackett-Juab 133-03Maddox Christman-Emery 127-11Stetson Motte-Pinnacle 127-02Christian Winder-Pinnacle 126-09Derek Canterberry-Emery 126-01Girls JavelinValerie Clark-Juab 99-06Kaelynn Cox-Panguitch 94-11Alexa Robinson-South Sevier 93-10Morgan Blackburn-South Sevier 92-04Breana Barson-Manti 89-10Haylee Christianson-Delta 85-00Hailee Eyre-Panguitch 84-03Brynley Christensen-South Sevier 83-10Boys Shot PutMaddox Christman-Emery 40-05.25Kyler Bennett-Panguitch 38-09.50Tucker Chappell-Panguitch 38-08.50David Phillips-Juab 38-00.00Anthony Henningson-Manti 37-02.50Bridger Terril-Delta 37-02.50Taimalelagi Moe-36-03.75Girls Shot PutHaylee Christenson-Delta 34-05.50Saylor Day-Delta 33-09.50Sanilaiti Takieaho-Manti 33-07.25Jaylie Roden-Canyon View 32-06.50Morgan Blackburn-South Sevier 31-00.25Emmie Willoughby-Delta 30.09.00Holly Torgerson-Richfield 30-04.50Alli Mason-North Sevier 30-02.50Boys DiscusMason Wohlforth-Juab 124-04Dawson Olsen-Juab 121-04Kyler Bennett-Panguitch 121-03David Phillips-Juab 120-08Bridger Terril-Delta 110-00Elijah Jones-Richfield 104-02Kade Edgel-Canyon View 104-00Seth Bryan-Delta 30.07Girls Discus Jaylie Roden-Canyon View 131-06Haylee Christianson-Delta 103-11Morgan Blackburn-South Sevier 100-07Breana Barson-Manti 94-06Alix Kirkland-Delta 89-07Sanilaiti Takeiaho-Manti 87-09Brylee Greenhalgh-Juab 87-02Saylor Day-Delta 84-02
Accommodation belonging to St Anne’s College has suffered a break-in.An unidentified individual was seen entering college property through an open window, after climbing the building’s drainpipe.In an email to all St Anne’s students, Martin Jackson, the Domestic Bursar, described how a “young man” was seen “climbing up the drainpipe of one of the student buildings and entering the room via an open bedroom window”.Despite immediately searching the building, the Lodge porters were unable to find anyone. Jackson stated that as the student whose window had been left open confirmed that he did not climb up the drainpipe himself, he could therefore “deduce that it was an intruder”.He urged St Anne’s students to step up their vigilance for the safety of the rest of the college. His email stressed the need to “protect yourself and your colleagues”.He requested that, as an “elementary precaution”, students living in road-facing rooms in college accommodation not on the main college site keep their windows closed when not in their room.He added that the student whose room was entered via the open window was “in the habit of doing this at all times” but stated that “this will no longer happen”.The incident is the latest in a series of security breaches at the college.A tramp recently broke in to one of the college houses on Woodstock Road and was found in the kitchen eating the occupant’s food.Another third year student at the college stated that the security at the college is insufficient. She cited as an example an occasion last Trinity when a female student’s ex-boyfriend visited the college and requested the location of the student’s room, and the code necessary to enter her building.The porters readily gave him this information, despite having no proof of the student’s identity or of his association with the female student.The porters refused to discuss the incident of last week, or comment on the quality of the security at the college.However, several students have expressed their distress at the situation and expressed their belief in the need for security at the college to be tightened.One fourth year said, “It’s really lax”, adding that “pretty much anyone can walk in and the porters hardly bat an eyelid”Another third year complained that the security “could definitely be a lot tighter”.However, JCR Vice-President Tom Lockton, JCR Vice President, denied that the security needed improvement, and instead praised it as “absolutely brilliant”.No college officials were available to comment.
Books that have not been borrowed in the last two years will be held in the Bodleian book storage facility offsite, but students and researchers will be able to request them for delivery via SOLO to be put back on open shelves. The RSL is the main teaching and research science library at the university, and the library holds the Legal Deposit material for all MPLS and medical disciplines. One part of the library, the Jackson Wing, is Grade II listed. It gains its name from John Radcliffe, a major benefactor of the University. The 26,000 books in the RSL collection that have been borrowed in the last two years will be temporarily relocated to the Vere Harmsworth Library during the Christmas vacation, from which all science library services will be delivered until May/June 2021. Bodleian Libraries has revealed that these books were moved offsite during the recent summer vacation. The Radcliffe Science Library (RSL) is set to close from January 2020 until summer 2021, as revealed by Bodleian Libraries in new plans. The college will share its building with the Radcliffe Science Library, and from its reopening in 2021, the library shelves will also include Parks College collections. The redevelopment of the site will also include the western wing of the Organic Chemistry Laboratory and Abbot’s Kitchen. The Vere Harmsworth Library is located on the upper floors of the Rothermere American Institute on South Parks Road, and is Oxford University’s principal research library for American Studies. The refurbishments are part of the planned Parks College Development, which will establish a new graduate college on the Parks Road site, in the heart of the University Science Area. Plans to use the Science Library as the site for Parks College were announced in December 2018. The historic RSL will remain in the building on the second floor, but the first floor will be instead dedicated to Parks College administration and social spaces, including a function room, dining hall and lounge. The Radcliffe Science Library was first established in 1861. The current building was opened in 1901, and the Library was integrated into the Bodleian Library in 1927. Bodleian Libraries have been contacted for comment.
The review outlines the government’s plan to make technical education more attractive to school leavers. Only 10% of British adults hold a level 4-5 technical qualification as their highest level of education, compared to 20% in Germany. The government says their expansion of apprenticeships and increasing investment in technical education will help them achieve this. President of Universities UK, Julia Buckingham, criticised the plan: “Enforcing minimum entry requirements for prospective university students would be a regressive move, preventing students from disadvantaged backgrounds whose prior educational experiences have adversely affected their grades from attending university and ignoring the evidence that many of these students excel at university.” The Augar Review recommends that minimum entry requirements would be subject to a contextual evaluation of a student’s circumstances. By the review’s calculations, if minimum entry requirements were set at 88 tariff points, 38,000 students from England would not be accepted to university. After applying “a specific version” of the UCAS Multiple Equality Measure to contextualise their applications, the number of ineligible students would fall to 6,000. The review shows that the government is considering implementing the Augar Review’s recommendation that students would have to meet a minimum entry threshold to attend university and be eligible for student finance. This is intended to reduce university drop-out rates. Tuition fees for UK residents have been capped at £9,250 since 2017. Fees have not risen in line with inflation, leading some universities to complain that they lacked the money to fund some degrees as a result. The Department for Education said: “We intend to freeze the maximum tuition fee cap to deliver better value for students and to keep the cost of higher education under control. This will initially be for one year and further changes to the student finance system will be considered ahead of the next comprehensive spending review.” University tuition fees for UK residents will be temporarily frozen before the government comes to a decision about whether to cut them, according to the government’s interim response to the Augar Review of post-18 education. Commenting on the report, the National Union of Students expressed concern that “setting a minimum entry requirement to higher education will be a significant barrier to students’ choices and their potential. We must ensure that our funding and admissions system makes higher education accessible to all.”
Today, New York City’s City Parks Foundation has announced the initial performers for the 2018 season of SummerStage—an outdoor performing arts festival that brings over 100 live shows to Central Park and more than a dozen other neighborhood parks across the five boroughs. This year, SummerStage has curated a lineup featuring over 200 artists, spanning genres as diverse as rock, indie, hip-hop, Latin, jazz, R&B, salsa, opera, contemporary dance, spoken word, and more.While the five-month festival has announced its performers with confirmed dates, in a press release, SummerStage festival noted that it will host a number of ticketed benefit shows in Central Park in support of the City Parks Foundation’s free programs. Thus far, former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, Mac DeMarco, Trombone Shorty, Dispatch, Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen, O.A.R., have been confirmed with many other artists to be announced in coming weeks.The free SummerStage in Central Park series will kick off on Saturday, June 2nd, with jazz legend Gregory Porter and rising star Victory Boyd. The park will also host performances by 2017 MacArthur Genius, Carolina Chocolate Drops co-founder Rhiannon Giddens, iconic hip-hop group Jungle Brothers, famed dancehall artist Sister Nancy, Canadian indie-rock collective Broken Social Scene, electronic standout ToKiMONSTA and MC Kero One, and many others.However, outside of Central Park, City Parks Foundation will continue to spread the joys of music, with a veritable eclectic and exciting lineup at parks around the city. Brooklyn rappers Talib Kweli, Big Daddy Kane, and Young M.A. will perform a hometown shows in Brownsville’s Betsy Head Park on June 30th and the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island on June 20th and July 29th, respectively. These performances come in addition to a number of concerts falling across a full range of genres.Additionally, the City Parks Foundation has paired the SummerStage announcement with the confirmation of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, which is entering its 26th year. As a tribute to the late and legendary saxophonist, the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival will offer three days of live jazz in the Manhattan parks nearby Parker’s home—including Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park as well as Tompkins Square Park. Across August 24th through 26th, the festival will host Monty Alexander, Buster Williams, Jack DeJohnette, Catherine Russell, and many more.Head over to the SummerStage website for more information and a look at the extensive and full upcoming event calendar.
In 2010, the Georgia 4-H Southwest District Program Development Coordinator, Laura Perry Johnson, established a collaboration with the AmeriCorps Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) program as a way to extend the capacity of 4-H youth programs and strengthen their impact in southwest Georgia. To date, more than 55 full-time VISTAs have dedicated a full year of service to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program.“It warms my heart to see the success of the Georgia 4-H VISTA program!” said Johnson, now associate dean for Extension in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “We started this program during the depths of the recession to add much-needed capacity to our workforce in 4-H. Our VISTA service members have contributed greatly to building that capacity by recruiting volunteers, creating infrastructure, developing funds and much more.”Currently led by Georgia 4-H Volunteer Specialist Keri Hobbs, four full-time VISTAs and five summer associates serve Georgia 4-H across the state. At the close of 2019, VISTA members had collectively raised more than $611,000 in cash resources, developed more than $66,000 in non-cash resources and recruited more than 3,150 volunteers. “VISTA members selflessly give of their time and talents to develop systems and partners that ultimately benefit the youth of Georgia,” said Hobbs. “Due to the partnership of UGA Extension, Georgia 4-H and the Corporation of National and Community Service over the past 10 years, I’ve seen many county 4-H programs expand to serve new audiences, find and strengthen community partnerships and grow with diverse fundraising strategies. I’ve also seen VISTA members grow professional skills, enhance connections and develop personally.”Johnson says another bonus of the program is that it attracts a great talent pool for UGA Extension to recruit new employees.“After having worked with our organization for a year in the capacity of VISTA, we are always delighted to hire them into our permanent workforce when we can,” she said.Georgia 4-H has been awarded a grant with the Corporation for National and Community Service to provide five VISTA summer associates that will engage in direct service focusing on developing the healthy habits in youth programming and assisting with local food insecurities. Summer associates are currently being recruited to serve from June 5 to July 30 in Clayton, Emanuel, Fulton, Jackson and Seminole county Extension programs. The deadline to apply for one of these positions is May 4, 2020. In addition, a full-term year-round VISTA is being recruited to serve Jackson County Extension with an application deadline of April 14, 2020. More information can be found at georgia4h.org/get-involved/vista.“The Georgia 4-H VISTA program has surpassed even my ambitious expectations! I am grateful for the partnership with the Corporation of National and Community Service and look forward to a continued relationship with the AmeriCorps VISTA program,” said Johnson.Georgia 4-H empowers youth to become true leaders by developing necessary life skills, positive relationships and community awareness. As the largest youth leadership organization in the state, 4-H reaches more than 242,000 people annually through the UGA Extension offices and 4-H facilities. For more information, visit georgia4h.org or contact your local Extension office.
Heritage Aviation, Inc.,Heritage Aviation will unveil its brand new, 79,000- square-foot, eco-friendly Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at the Burlington International Airport (BTV) during a celebration to be held on May 20, 2010. The company is proud to offer a full-service facility with 24/7 service at this important international gateway. At the event, sister company Heritage Flight, will celebrate 25 years of providing charter flight services.At the opening gala on May 20th, guests will have the opportunity to experience Heritage Aviation s FBO and hangar, complete with aircraft on display. Heritage Aviation engaged local Vermont companies and crafts people in the design, construction and outfitting of this building. The event will highlight that important local association. A Vermont Symphony Orchestra quintet will provide the musical accompaniment while the chef from Vermont s Culinary Resort and Spa, The Essex dishes up bites utilizing local ingredients. A sampling of local microbrews along with paired wines from Vermont and around the country will also be served.Heritage Aviation caters to transient pilots, their passengers, and aircraft owners. The facility houses a well-appointed lounge featuring handcrafted furnishings by Vermont artisans of natural woods, stone and textiles from reclaimed and sustainable sources. Pilots can enjoy the well-equipped gym, game room, media room, as well as flight planning and snooze rooms. We are tremendously proud of our new FBO, from the hangar that needs little to no electrical lighting during daytime shifts, to the LEKTRO tugs that provide exceptionally safe aircraft handling while still minimizing our carbon footprint, said Heritage Aviation President, Chris Hill. This new facility is also a great way to celebrate our sister company, Heritage Flight, and their 25 years providing charter flight services.Heritage also offers avionics, maintenance, detailing and aircraft management services. The maintenance department earned the FAA Diamond award and the avionics division, has been recognized by the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) for excellence. For ground handling, detailing, fueling, hangar space and to request line services, Heritage Aviation is the area’s largest and most luxurious FBO with U.S. customs located conveniently on site.Heritage Aviation s brand new state-of-the-art FBO designed by TruexCullins, utilizes green technology, eco-friendly material, and is on track to be LEED Silver certified. The facility is partially powered by renewable resources including solar and wind energy generated by solar panels and the nation’s first community scale wind turbine at a general aviation facility. Rain water is collected and reused, and the building has one of the largest green roofs in all of New England. Additionally, the parking lot was constructed using pervious pavement, a porous substitute for traditional asphalt, which allows water to be absorbed into the ground rather than runoff into storm drains.About Heritage AviationHeritage Aviation, the new 24-hour general aviation facility at the Burlington International Airport provides ground handling, fueling, and other aviation support services to transient and locally based domestic and international aircraft. Their location is ideally situated for inbound and outbound international traffic with on-site US Customs. More information about the company can be found on their website: www.HeritageFBO.com(link is external).Heritage Aviation s sister company, Heritage Flight, is an FAA-certified repair station providing aircraft maintenance and avionics services to the general aviation community. Heritage Flight also operates aircraft globally and is one of the nation s premier aircraft charter and management companies. More information about the company can be found on their websites: www.flyheritage.com(link is external).Source: Heritage. 4.12.2010# # #
By Nastasia Barceló/Diálogo July 12, 2016 The Argentine Secretary of Strategy and Military Affairs, Ángel Tello, along with other leaders, were in Washington, D.C. to participate in meetings with the U.S. Department of Defense, with the main objective of deepening bilateral relations and resuming bilateral military exchanges. A New Era in Argentine-U.S. Relations Bilateral relations between the U.S. and Argentina have improved noticeably since President Mauricio Macri assumed office on December 2015 and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama visited Buenos Aires in March. President Obama’s visit was the first time an American president visited Argentina in almost 11 years. Renewing Military Cooperation Between the Two Countries Noteworthy among the main topics discussed by the heads of state during bilateral meetings are: aid for re-equipping and promoting shared interests in the area of security and defense; the intensification of the fight against drug trafficking, terrorism and organized crime; protecting and monitoring the Triple Frontier separating Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil; military missions in Africa; and deepening hemispheric defense ties. Both countries indicated their desire to move forward with mutual aid for catastrophes, emergencies, and disaster response and preparedness. “We anticipate that the United States will help develop the capacities of law enforcement, specifically assisting the Department of Justice, with respect to terrorism and the financing of terrorism in the region of the Triple Frontier,” announced Secretary Tello. During the meeting, officials also signed the Agreement on Preventing and Combating Serious Crime, intended to expedite the exchange of information on known and potential criminals and terrorists. U.S. Army Colonel Willie Berges, chief of the Political-Military Affairs and Policy Division at U.S. Southern Command, said, “To demonstrate the willingness for both nations to work together and share information. We have invited the government of Argentina to send Liaison officers to HQ USSOUTHCOM and JIATF-S in Key West. We expect to have agreements signed for both Liaison officers in the near future.” Meanwhile, Tello noted that in August of 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department will organize the first Bilateral Working Group with the Argentine Armed Forces. “The agenda includes topics related to disaster response and preparedness, peacekeeping, and hemispheric cooperation on defense,” he said. He also highlighted their interest in strengthening relations between the two countries ahead of the next Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas, which will take place in October of this year in Trinidad and Tobago. To this end, a working group was created to promote a political dialogue to promote cooperation as well as to define common goals in the region for defense and hemispheric security. Military Missions in Africa During the meetings, the countries agreed that the United States would help strengthen Argentine capacities to increase the size of its deployable military units, and therefore expand its participation in different peace missions on African territory. Tello pointed out that “the U.S. commitment to allow Argentina to increase its presence in peacekeeping missions in Africa is very important since the U.S. is the main source of financing for U.N. peacekeeping operations (28 percent).” “This commitment includes the training and modernization of the C-130 cargo transport aircraft fleet used by the South American country on African territory as well as a resource review for the Argentine Joint Training Center for Peacekeeping Operations (CAECOPAZ), all of which is anticipated to occur in a two-year period (2016-2018). Combating Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime and Terrorism According to the Logistics Secretary of the Argentine Defense Ministry, Walter Ceballos, within the framework of the “Agreement on Preventing and Combating Serious Crime,” the United States committed to assisting the Argentine security forces on terrorism and the financing of terrorism in the Triple Frontier region (Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil). Accordingly, Argentine officials are expected to receive training at the International Police Academy and to carry out study visits to the United States, where they will receive training from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI will also help the Defense Ministry to establish a national network of Intelligence Fusion Centers to detect and interrupt terrorism and organized crime. Secretary Ceballos indicated that there is a “strong commitment in the fight against drug trafficking and international terrorism on the part of the new government.” Satisfied with the Results “Argentina has managed to resume a political dialogue that occurred regularly in the relationship between Argentina and the United States. This resumption of dialogue is a part of President Mauricio Macri’s goal of returning to the world,” affirmed Secretary Tello to Diálogo. “The meetings that took place with members of the Pentagon have been excellent, so that opens the door to great possibilities for working together,” he added.
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Mike Gallagher Mr. Gallagher spent 17 years promoting CPI as the marketing director for State National. He is currently consulting with credit unions: [email protected] Details As I mentioned at the end of my last article, I’m going to discuss the unique economics of a collateral protection insurance (CPI) program, including who pays and who benefits. It’s really unparalleled in the insurance business. Simply, CPI is one of the oddest insurance products you’ll encounter, because unlike most other insurance arrangements there are three parties involved: your borrowers, you and your CPI vendor.Years ago, renowned economist Milton Friedman explained the four ways money can be spent. In his own words:You can spend your own money on yourself. When you do that, you’re very careful what you spend it on and you try to get the most for your money.Then you can spend your own money on somebody else. For example, I buy a birthday present for someone. Well, then I’m not so careful about the content of the present, but I’m very careful about the cost.Then, I can spend somebody else’s money on myself. And if I spend somebody else’s money on myself, then I’m sure going to have a good lunch!Finally, I can spend somebody else’s money on somebody else. And if I spend somebody else’s money on somebody else, I’m not concerned about how much it is and I’m not concerned about what I get.Let’s look at how these four ways of spending apply to your CPI program.You can spend your money on yourself, and you’ll be attentive, is Friedman’s first example. This would apply if you were purchasing, and writing a check from the credit union for a blanket policy to cover your auto portfolio. But it’s not the credit union’s money being ‘spent’ within a CPI program. It’s your members who are spending their money; it’s the non-compliant ones who are paying for an in-force CPI policy.Friedman’s second way to spend money is to spend your own money on somebody else. With a CPI program in place you are not really spending the credit union’s money on somebody else. Now you might be writing a check to your CPI vendor for some coverages that can only benefit you, which would mean, according to Friedman, you try to get the most for your money, or at the least, you’re as careful as you can be about the cost. Even so, it’s hard to unscramble the costs of these coverages vs. their benefits because of archaic insurance filings and the various ways CPI vendors package their programs.Going to have a good lunch!Let’s keep going. Spending option three is, as Friedman says, spending somebody else’s money on myself. The premiums for the force-placed insurance are paid by your uninsured borrowers. They don’t maintain proper insurance, they get force-placed upon and have to pay. So these non-compliant borrowers of yours are clearly the “somebody else”.Which means the ‘myself’ in this option is not only you and your credit union, but also your CPI vendor. The earned premium from the CPI program, money that’s paid by somebody else – your members – is money that pretty much should be split 50/50 between you and your vendor. Both of you are spending somebody else’s money on yourselves, both of you are enjoying a good lunch.Food for thought: Next time your CPI vendor hosts a reception awash with fine wine and fancy hors d’oeuvres, perhaps at the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, DC, look around the room for “a somebody else” – one of your members who is currently paying for a CPI policy. Don’t bother, he won’t be there. Ok, that was kind of a low blow.You are undoubtedly living with a CPI program that includes a loss ratio cap and all kinds of program caveats and limitations. Your CPI vendor, on the other hand, is a for-profit entity that structures programs to earn enough premium from your somebody else’s to cover all insurance tracking, customer service, keeping-you-happy-costs, and to make their margin. Although both of you benefit, both of you are enjoying a good lunch, it’s not a stretch to say your vendor is holding the only menu and he’s ordering lunch for both of you.To grow revenue, CPI vendors can go out and sell new programs to new credit unions. As far as you and your program are concerned, though, they can’t ‘sell’ more CPI policies to your members. They only follow your instructions to force-place policies on your uninsured. Their revenue comes from earned premium and they can only earn premium from your non-compliant borrowers. Thus they continue to become more efficient, lowering their cost per loan tracked and looking to earn the most premium permissible, and hopefully for them, as fast as possible.Spending like the governmentWhich brings us to Friedman’s final point in his spending money exercise. Well, if you are spending somebody else’s money on somebody else, as he says: ‘I’m not concerned about how much it is, and I’m not concerned about what I get’. This is how the government spends, but it’s also applicable to a CPI program. Somebody else’s money is your members’ money, and if you are not paying close attention to your program, who you are spending it on could mostly be your vendor. You don’t want to spend somebody else’s money like the government spends it.Your CPI program might be working very well for you. The cost of continuously monitoring every auto portfolio risk on a per-loan basis, unlike any other insurance coverage you buy for your credit union, might be justified. Just keep in mind what Milton Friedman would say about all of this. With a CPI program in place, you must watch how you spend other people’s money, especially because, as I’ve said for the umpteenth time, every one of these other people is a member of your credit union. Be vigilant in your responsibilities toward managing ‘the spending’ in your CPI program. And, that entails who’s ordering what for lunch.
“Continuing to spread throughout the country, we don’t expect Chenango County to be any different,” Sutton said. “Even today we’ve started to see an increase in cases; most of those cases are related to an event that would have happened Thursday or Friday last week.” CHENANGO COUNTY (WBNG) — As COVID-19 spikes are expected to take place throughout the nation this winter, local health officials are trying to plan for the future. Chenango County announced Friday it will be expanding its contact tracing team in anticipation of a rise in cases over the next couple of months. While officials said the team has been successful so far, they acknowledged they will be understaffed if this measure isn’t taken. County Director of Environmental Health Isaiah Sutton told 12 News that just because the area is very rural and isolated does not mean it can’t be severely impacted. Sutton said a lot of the recent rise is attributable to Thanksgiving gatherings. He said he fears a similar thing will happen around Christmas and the other holidays.