Vermont Foodbank welcomes everyone

first_imgVermont Foodbank The Vermont Foodbank is committed to ensuring that every person in our state has the food they need to reach their human potential. Those with the courage to ask for help must trust that the Foodbank and each of our Network Partner food shelves, meal sites, senior centers, shelters and youth programs care only about their human potential. Making that personal, trusting connection means that anyone—regardless of national origin, race, sexual orientation, religion, gender, culture, age, income level, disability or any other attribute—should feel the place they access food assistance is open, diverse and welcoming.In response to the current social and political climate, including the President’s recent Executive Order on immigration, The Vermont Foodbank wants every individual in need of food assistance to be assured that they are welcome to access the food and services we provide without concern for their safety or privacy.The Foodbank and our Network Partners have all committed to treat our neighbors with dignity and respect. Any information collected is used only to provide better service to our neighbors. Food is a basic human right, and our network is a sanctuary for those seeking to exercise that right.A listing and locator of local food shelves can be found at https://www.vtfoodbank.org/agency-locator(link is external).About the Vermont FoodbankVermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving Vermont through a network of food shelves, meal sites, shelters, senior centers and youth programs and through direct distribution to individuals. In FY2016, the Vermont Foodbank distributed 12 million pounds of food The Vermont Foodbank, a member of Feeding America, is nationally recognized as one of the most effective and efficient nonprofits and food banks in the nation. Learn more at www.vtfoodbank.org(link is external),Yeslast_img read more

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In his first year with Minnesota, Sean Russell has taken charge as a leader

first_imgIn his first year with Minnesota, Sean Russell has taken charge as a leaderIn his first year, Russell is exceeding expectations for the Gophers wrestling team.Jasmin KempSean Russell takes Steve Polakowski at Maturi Pavilion on Sunday, Feb. 3 in Minneapolis. David MullenFebruary 7, 2019Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintIt is not often that one of the newest additions to a collegiate athletics team is someone who has four-years of prior experience.Sean Russell (19-3), the No. 6 wrestler in the 125-weight class is just that. Although it’s his first year in with the Gophers, some say it’s hard to tell.“The one thing that I think is unique about [Russell] is that this is his senior year, his first year at the University of Minnesota, and you’d honestly think the guy’s been here for five years,” head coach Brandon Eggum said. However, Russell said the differences between Edinboro University, a small public university in Pennsylvania, and Minnesota are huge, especially the resources.“It’s hard to fail here — they don’t let you fail. And they help you out a lot and have a lot of cool stuff,” Russell said. He added that differences in nutrition programs, training programs and training facilities, among other things, contribute to the team’s success.Even though Russell said the University set him up for success, other key contributors are the wrestlers he practices with every day.“I have the best room in the country for 125-pounders, maybe even the world,” Russell said. He added that he knew prior to committing to Minnesota about the 125-pounders on the team, but his expectations have been surpassed.  Russell, out of Collins Hill High School near Atlanta, chose Edinboro over Minnesota originally. But when he found out their head coach, the man who recruited him, was leaving Edinboro for a job at West Virginia , he decided to transfer. “There’d be a new coaching staff coming into Edinboro, and because of that [Russell] decided he wanted to go where he thought he had the best opportunity,” Eggum said. On top of believing that Minnesota gave him the best chance, he also knew about the unavoidable winters. “It’s crazy, it’s been terrible these last few days. … I knew coming to Minneapolis that it would be like this sometimes,” Russell said on Jan. 31, a day after one of the coldest days in Minneapolis in over two decades. While Russell’s final year of eligibility is nearing the end, he says there’s only one thing on his mind.“There’s no reason why I can’t be a national champ this year. … I’ve taken some losses to the top guys, but [not by] more than two or three points,” Russell said. “We’ve been working on areas I need to work on, and I’m fully confident that I can win a title this year.”The Gophers will be back in action Friday in Lincoln, Nebraska when they match up against the Cornhuskers.last_img read more

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Wonders & blunders

first_imgSubscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

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CAF CL: Pillars Coach Musa Optimistic Of Beating Kotoko In Kumasi (AUDIO)

first_imgKano Pillars head coach Ibrahim Musa says he is very confident the 4-time Nigerian champions will beat hosts Asante Kotoko this weekend and advance to the next round of the 2019/2020 CAF Champions League.The Sai Masu Gida, who secured an unimpressive 3-2 home win against 2-time African Champions Kotoko about a fortnight ago, are up against the Ghanaians this weekend at the famous Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, and are hoping to avoid an early exit from the competition.In an exclusive chat with www.busybuddiesng.com before the 2010 semi-finalists departed Abuja for Kumasi on Friday, Musa informed that Pillars are ready for the clash, adding that his players are all fit and good to go.“We prepared well and by the grace of God we are going to win,” Musa, who led Pillars to a maiden AITEO Cup title last month, said. “We are not going there looking for a draw. We know we have to advance with a win or a draw, so we are going for the win just as we won in Nigeria.Asked how confident he is about his side’s chances of defeating The Porcupine Warriors in Ghana, Musa said: “You know what will give me confidence? If you look at the goals we scored [in the first leg], we exposed our opponents’ defence and we scored three goals, no penalty, no set pieces, and we scored three goals.“The two goals we conceded (from the first leg) were from set-pieces, one from [a corner kick], one from [a] freekick. This is to show you that if we seal our defence, we cannot concede two goals [in Ghana].”The all-important reverse fixture comes up on Sunday in Kumasi, with the winners on aggregate advancing to the first round of the competition.RelatedCAF Champions League: Anaezemba Confident Of Pillars Passage (AUDIO)August 12, 2019In “Champions League”CAF CL: We’ll Beat Kotoko With Improved Defence – Ibrahim Musa (AUDIO)August 25, 2019In “Champions League”2019 AITEO Cup Final: Ibrahim Musa Admits Kano Pillars Have No Time For Celebrations (AUDIO)July 29, 2019In “Federation Cup”last_img read more

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Mehdi Benatia signs for Juventus on one-year loan

first_img CEST The 29-year-old Benatia returns to Serie A, after two seasons in the Bundesliga with Bayern.  “Juventus announces that they have reached an agreement with Bayern Munich for the temporary acquisition, until June 30, 2017, of the footballer Mehdi Benatia for three million euros. In a statement released on their official website, the Turin club confirmed: The centre-back arrived in Turin on Thursday morning to undergo medical checks, and signed his new contract on Friday. 15/07/2016 at 20:05 Italian champions Juventus have signed Moroccan international defender Mehdi Benatia on a one-season loan from Bayern Munich. The contract also provides the opportunity for Juventus to exercise the option to buy the player permanently, before May 30, 2017, for 17 million euros.”  EFE/Sport EN He had previously represented Udinese and Roma in the Italian league. He becomes the third signing of the summer for ‘The Old Lady’, following the captures of Miralem Pjanic from Roma, and Dani Alves from Barcelona.last_img read more

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Real Madrid could meet Barcelona in Clasico Champions League semi

first_img Quique Setien’s side first have to overcome Napoli (they drew 1-1 in Italy and have the second leg at Camp Nou) and then face the prospect of either Bayern Munich or Chelsea in Lisbon — the Germans won the first leg 3-0.  Friday’s Champions League draw threw up the possibility of a Clasico semifinal in Lisbon if both Real Madrid and Barcelona do their homework before then.  Sport.es It’s is far from a gimme but it is on the table. Zinedine Zidane’s side, who are one point clear of Barça in La Liga ahead of their game against Alaves on Friday, could end up taking on Setien’s men in the last four. Podría haber un clásico en las ‘semis’ de la Champions The semifinal, if Madrid get past those hurdles, would then throw up the chance of a Clasico, if Barça can progress from their games, too.  If they manage to get past Pep Guardiola’s side, they will play either Juventus or Lyon in the last eight. Juve drew 1-1 in Lyon and the second leg will be played in Turin. center_img 10/07/2020 CEST Upd. at 15:08 Madrid travel to Manchester City next month tasked with turning around a 2-1 first-leg defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu to make the quarterfinals, which will all be played as one-off games in Portugal.  IN SPORT.ESlast_img read more

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Pochettino is first Prem boss to be rapped by FA over new touchline rules

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO is the first Premier League boss to be handed an FA rap over new touchline rules.Footie chiefs are trying to stamp out abusive behaviour on the touchline to clean up the game.3 Mauricio Pochettino exchanges words with Anthony Taylor at half time in Spurs’ win over FulhamCredit: ReutersVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 02:02Loaded: 0%00:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently behind liveLIVERemaining Time -02:02 1xPlayback RateChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. PlayMuteCurrent Time 00:00/Duration 00:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -00:00 1xPlayback RateFullscreenMauricio Pochettino says defeat to Watford was a ‘wake-up call’ after Tottenham’s first loss to Hornets in 31 years According to the FA website, Pochettino was handed a Stage 1 warning for misconduct after his side beat Fulham on August 18.The rap — a yellow card in the lower leagues — covers inappropriate gestures towards officials, kicking or throwing water bottles and sarcastic clapping at decisions.Unfortunately, FA supremos have decided not to reveal the reasons behind the warnings so the exact nature of Poch’s offence is unknown.Wolves fitness coach Antonio Dias has also made the cut following the 2-2 draw with Everton.Most read in footballRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesMISS-RON IMPOSSIBLERonaldo LOSES Golden Boot race after axe from Juve squad for final game3 Phil Brown has already picked up two raps and is two away from a banCredit: PA:Empics Sport3 Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has seen his fitness coach fall foul of the new regulationsCredit: ReutersSouthend United boss Phil Brown is the worst behaved tactician so far and is two warnings away from a ban.The ex-Hull chief was given yellow cards for offences in the games against Tranmere and Forest Green Rovers.This season, staff in the top four divisions, FA Cup, Carabao Cup or Checkatrade Trophy are at risk of picking up warnings or yellow cards.Four Stage 1 warnings in all competitions will result in a one-match suspension and they are only cleared at the end of the season.Watford 2-1 Tottenham: Hornets pull off great result by beating Spurs for first time in 31 yearslast_img read more

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Sam Houston State Takes Down No. 10 Rice

first_imgRice didn’t have their first base runner until the bottom of the third inning when designated hitter Connor Teykl worked a two-out walk. Catcher Anthony Azar drove in a second run when he singled into left field to score Atwood from third. “We’re ready to go into Minute Maid this weekend. We’re going to face some tough teams but we have a lot of experience going into it. The excitement for our team will be great.” The hot-hitting first baseman Ryan O’Hearn ripped a single into right field to drive in Farney from second base for the first run of the game. With the hit, O’Hearn extended his hitting streak to 11 games. The Owls got on the board in the fourth inning when left fielder Michael Aquino doubled down the left field line to score right fielder Keenan Cook from second base. The Kats turn their attention to the Houston College Classic this upcoming weekend. “This is just a great ballgame for us. We got a great pitching performance from Ryan and for the most part played good defense. We got some timely hits and we capitalized on some mistakes. It was a great team win for us tonight.”center_img Alan Scott and Jason Simms shut down the Owls for the final two innings. Lefty Alan Scott pitched a hitless eighth inning. Righty Jason Simms kept the owls off the board in the ninth to register his third save of the season. Sam Houston added an insurance run in the top of the eighth after left fielder Luke Plucheck singled with two outs. MacWilliam dropped down a bunt for a single and the third baseman threw the ball away and Plucheck came around to score from first. Ryan Brinley was outstanding on the mound for seven innings. The sophomore transfer allowed just two hits while striking out two Rice Owl batters. The win is the first of his Sam Houston State career. The Kats got the scoring started in the top of the third inning. Middle-infield duo Jake MacWilliam and Ryan Farney each singled to start the inning before center fielder Colt Atwood reached on a fielder’s choice, eliminating MacWilliam. HOUSTON, Texas – Great pitching and timely hitting led the Sam Houston State baseball team to their fourth consecutive win over perennial power Rice, 3-1, Tuesday at Reckling Park.last_img read more

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Frog boom in Tanzania

first_imgThe newly discovered species of toadbelonging to the genus Nectophrynoides(Image: Penelope Whitehorn, Frontier) The tranquil South Nguru mountains, oneof Africa’s biological treasure troves.(Image: Eastern Arc)Janine ErasmusOver a dozen previously unknown new reptile and amphibian species have been discovered in the rainforests of eastern Tanzania, a region known for its rich biodiversity. This is according to a report recently published in the Italian scientific journal Acta Herpetologica, titled “The Nguru Mountains of Tanzania, an outstanding hotspot of herpetofaunal diversity”.The authors are herpetologist Michele Menegon of the Tridentine Museum of Natural Science in Trento, Italy; conservationist Nike Doggart, an advisor to the Tanzania Forestry Conservation Group; and biologist Nisha Owen of the Frontier Tanzania Forest Research Programme in Dar es Salaam.The scientists carried out their explorations between 2004 and 2006 in the forests of the South Nguru Mountains, part of the Eastern Arc mountains of Kenya and Tanzania. This area is the origin of one of the world’s most popular indoor flowering plants, the African violet (Saintpaulia spp.)Tanzania enjoys a reputation as one of Africa’s most biodiverse countries, yet some of its regions are so remote that in biological terms they are poorly known. The South Nguru region, explained the authors in their report, was virtually unexplored – especially from a herpetological point of view (herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians).A biological hotspotThe study was conducted in order to compile a comprehensive list of the amphibian and reptile species in the area. In total 92 species of herpetofauna (41 reptile and 51 amphibian species) were documented.Of these, the 16 new species – which include chameleons, tree frogs, caecilians (worm-like animals) and snakes – are believed to be endemic to the Nguru Mountains. The little cold-blooded creatures are now the toast of the international herpetological community.One of the new arrivals, a forest toad belonging to the genus Nectophrynoides, is said to be the largest species found in that genus. The toad, which appears in a range of colours including yellow and green, black and orange, and red, has yet to be given a scientific name.Other discoveries include a new species of tree frog with red eyes, which was added to the genus Leptopelis, and a burrowing toad with a distinctive long snout belonging to the genus Probreviceps.The study was made possible through international collaboration between Frontier, a UK-based NGO dedicated to safeguarding biodiversity, the University of Dar es Salaam, Italy’s Tridentine Museum of Natural Science, and the Tanzania Forest Conservation Group.Other interesting zoological developments in Tanzania include the discovery in 2005 of an entire new genus of monkey, and the new species of giant elephant shrew that caused a sensation in January 2008. The Kipunji monkey, listed as critically endangered with barely 1 117 individuals remaining, is under serious threat from both poaching and the degradation of its habitat.Africa’s shrinking forestsAfrica’s forests, especially lowland forests, are shrinking because of human development. Although the South Nguru region has now been established as a biological treasure trove, it also is home to 56 villages, many of which depend on agriculture as a source of food and income.Crops include sugar and rice, bananas, yams, sweet potatoes, maize, coffee and cardamom. As a result, cultivated land is encroaching ever further into formerly pristine forest areas.“It’s really important that these forests are protected from further agricultural degradation,” said Owen, “as the montane forests of Tanzania hold some of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world.”Menegon and Doggart warn that the Nguru ecosystem is already under threat from fire, logging, gathering of wood for fuel, and clearing for agriculture. But organisations such as Frontier and the Tanzania Forestry Conservation Group are taking swift action to halt forest degradation.Working with local communities and stakeholders, they have proposed a series of strategies which include reducing local dependence on unsustainable agricultural practices, such as the current method of growing cardamom. The situation is delicate as cardamom is a popular cooking spice and an important cash crop for highland farmers.“The programme represents an opportunity to reverse the current trend of forest loss and degradation,” the scientists wrote. “To succeed, it will need sustained commitment from the government of Tanzania, civil society organisations, the local communities and development partners.”Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus on [email protected] linksSouthern African HerpetologyActa Herpetologica“The Nguru Mountains of Tanzania, an outstanding hotspot of herpetofaunal diversity”.Museo Tridentino di Scienze NaturaliReptile databaseFrontierTanzania Forestry Conservation GroupEastern Arc mountainslast_img read more

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Executive Book Club: August 2011

first_img In today’s changing workforce, The Chief HR Officer: Defining the New Role of Human Resource Leaders offers the most current thinking on the evolving role of the chief human resource officer (CHRO). It’s an essential resource for both experienced and aspiring CHROs as it shows leaders how to best prepare for and perform this critical role. This vital guide gives practical advice and research from some of today’s most successful CHROs – including American Express Company’s L. Kevin Cox; Reebok International, Ltd.’s David A. Pace; and Libby Sartain of Manpower, Inc. and formerly Yahoo! — as well as top academics such as John Boudreau, Marshall School of Business at USC and Dave Ulrich, Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, on a wide range of topics, such as: Coaching and counseling the CEO and board of directors Strategy, management, leadership, ethics, globalization, talent and regulatory best practices Effectively leading and performing in the CHRO role Forming and implementing activities to further a firm’s strategy to remain competitive Adapting and addressing the demands of an increasingly diverse and demanding workforce David A. Rodriguez, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Marriott International, said, “This is a definitive guide for human resources leaders who are at the frontlines of competitiveness for their organizations.” For more information on The Chief HR Officer: Defining the New Role of Human Resource Leaders or to purchase The SHRMStore, click here. Each month, Next will feature a must-read book for today’s business leaders on the ever-changing workplace and workforce. SHRM’s We Know Next is a resource for business leaders, HR professionals, and policy leaders to stay ahead of emerging workforce trends. If you have suggestions for future book club features, please email us or let us know on Twitter @weknownext. We hope you enjoy our first pick and that you’ll tell us what you think!last_img read more

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