Vermont Business Roundtable names new board members

first_imgTim Mueller, outgoing Chairman of the Vermont BusinessRoundtable and President of Okemo Mountain Resort, announced the electionof the new slate of officers and board members for the coming year at theorganization’s 17th Annual Membership Meeting held at Stoweflake Resort &Conference Center on December 2nd.The Roundtable’s Officers for 2005 are: Chairman: Staige Davis,President, Lang Associates; Vice-Chairman: Timothy R. Volk, President,Kelliher Samets Volk; Secretary: Daria V. Mason, President and CEO,Central Vermont Medical Center; and Treasurer: Douglas J. Wacek,President and CEO, Union Mutual of Vermont Companies.Newly elected Chairman, Staige Davis acknowledged the hard work of theRoundtable’s members during the past year in areas related to health carereform, growth center planning, improved educational outcomes, andworkforce training. Said Davis, “The Roundtable has provided importantleadership in catalyzing stakeholders around these issues and we expectthat our activity will become increasingly important over the comingyear.”The Roundtable’s Board of Directors for 2005 include: George B. Chandler,President and CEO, Hubbardton Forge; James L. Daily, President, PorterMedical Center, Inc.; Christopher L. Dutton, President and CEO, GreenMountain Power Corporation; Carolyn Edwards, President and CEO,Competitive Computing; Thomas W. Huebner, President, Rutland RegionalMedical Center; Spencer R. Knapp, Managing Partner, Dinse, Knapp &McAndrew, P.C.; John H. Marshall, Managing Partner, Downs Rachlin MartinPLLC; William R. Milnes, Jr., President and CEO, Blue Cross and BlueShield of Vermont; Chris A. Robbins, Executive Vice President,EHV-Weidmann Industries, Inc.; Lawrence E. Sudbay, President and CEO,SymQuest Group, Inc.; William H. Truex, Jr., CEO, Truex Cullins & PartnersArchitects; Marc A. vanderHeyden, President, Saint Michael’s College; andHarvey M. Yorke, President and CEO, Southwestern Vermont Health Care.The following CEOs have joined the Roundtable membership during 2004:Jeffrey P. Johnson, President, Primmer & Piper, P.C.; Neil J. Joseph,President, Sonnax Industries, Inc.; Mary E. McLaughlin, Area VicePresident VT/NH, Adelphia; Trey C. Pecor, President, Lake ChamplainTransportation; and G. Kenneth Perine, President, National Bank ofMiddlebury.Created in 1987 as a nonprofit, public interest organization, the VermontBusiness Roundtable is comprised of 120 CEOs of Vermont’s top private andnonprofit employers dedicated to making Vermont the best place in Americato do business, be educated, and live life through collaboration, researchand analysis, and communication and advocacy. Member businesses employover 47,000 employees and are represented in virtually every county acrossVermont.last_img read more

Meet the Dominica National Basketball Team

first_img Tweet Game 2- 9.00pm – United Insurance Sharks vs. Dragon Stout Pros. By: Mickey Joseph Dominica National Basketball Team The Dominica Amateur Basketball Association introduces the players of the Dominica National Basketball Team to Dominica, standing left to right in Front are Mickey Joseph {Coach}, Earl Mathew, Ricky Toussaint, Yamada (Mardi)Parker, Davidson(Guinee) Toulon, Simon (Toto)Joseph, Bernard Mills, Joni Riviere, Ryan Anslem (Ast, Coach). Standing Left to Right Back  are Johnny Alfred. Ramal Carbon, Joseph Hypolite, Garth Joseph, Peter Ricketts,Junior Isles, Jeffrey Joseph and Derek (Deedee)Alexander (Ast. Coach). Share The Dominica Amateur Basketball Association still waits on the position of St Vincent on their attendance to the tournament after indicating financial problems, but the association continues to train the national team and will make an official statement on the tournament on Friday. Sharing is caring! Missing in picture is Steve Hypolite of the Wesley Raptors. Share Note the National Team Uniform is sponsored by CRCC and DABA , total cost of over 7000 dollars. Meanwhile the Lime sponsored basketball playoffs will continue on Wednesday with two games at the Lindo Park. Game 1- 7.00pm – Goodwill Starz vs. Pichelin Pistons NewsSports Meet the Dominica National Basketball Team by: – August 23, 2011 Share 104 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Bayern Munich signs Nübel for free, the ‘new Manuel Neuer’

first_imgBayern would have raised to Neuer the possibility that next season yield between 10 and 15 meetings to Nübel, to which the German international would have refused in the round.He will cease to be the captain of SchalkeDespite his youth, Nübel became the Schalke captain this season. He arrived at the club in 2015 from Paderborn and, despite having played only half a season with the first team, his experience in the entity served him to receive such an honor.After the announcement of his signing for Bayern, Schalke decided to remove the captaincy from the player, ensuring that he had already warned him that this would happen if he finally decided to leave the club: “We put all the pros and cons on the table and we decided it would be better for the team if it stopped being the captain because it could cause incidents. “ Bayern Munich has made the signing of Alexander Nübel (09/30/1996), Schalke 04 goalkeeper who will arrive free to the Bavarian club next summer and that is already considered by many like the new Manuel Neuer. Der️ Der #FCBayern verpflichtet Alexander Nübel zur Saison 2020/21.– FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) January 4, 2020As the club has announced on its website, Nübel will sign a contract for five seasons and he will begin to share costumes with Neuer from next season, but according to the Bild newspaper, sparks have already begun to jump for the new addition.center_img Bundesliga* Data updated as of January 4, 2020last_img read more

5 questions for a Costa Rican street artist – We came to

first_imgRelated posts:5 questions for Costa Rican artist Dino Real – ‘Everything can be art’ 5 questions for Costa Rican artist Ulillo 5 questions for a Costa Rican fashion designer 5 questions for Costa Rican sculptor José Sancho The Costa Rican street artist known as Gussa has been brightening up Costa Rica one massive, colorful, happy face at a time. Gussa, 28,  studied architecture and has painted around the world, including Spain, the United States and Mexico, experimenting with media such as spray paint, latex paint and cardboard. Today, Gussa is working with the Integrated System of Art Education for Social Inclusion (SIFAIS) in La Carpio, a low-income community in western San José. The private nonprofit organization provides art lessons, music education, sports and more for young people with limited resources.On a sunny afternoon at the Parque Francia in Barrio Escalante, The Tico Times sat down and spoke Gussa about his life and work.Excerpts follow.Why did you choose a happy face as your image?Actually, the face wasn’t going to be a face. At first I thought it would be some rectangles with awesome colors, but once I made the rectangles it was impossible not to make a happy face… The one located at Circunvalación [highway] en route to Escazú will always be the best one. When I try to do something that’s not a happy face, I always end up making the happy face. All artists have a line. It’s very hard not to continue with that line. It’s a happy face that varies: there are 3D faces made with cardboard.The most unbelievable thing is that everyone understands it; there’s nothing to say about it, and I think that’s just epic. There’s nothing more important than being happy. Being alive is very easy. People complicate their lives. There’s too much TV, too many things happening. In the end, you’ve got stressed-out people who don’t know what to do and forget that the most important thing is to be happy. We came to this world to be happy. Complaining is very easy. Crying things out is very easy. The hard part is to find the good side to a bad situation. It’s there where art merges perfectly with the street. The places where I paint are always abandoned. It’s exactly the same thing. Gussa posing next to his artwork. Alberto Font/The Tico TimesHow do you choose your color palette?The color palette is the most important part. It’s about the brightness that light gives to the color. After various years I’ve noticed that I end up using the same colors. They repeat themselves. I’ve always liked yellow. After studying it, I realized that it’s the color that reflects the most light, but it’s also the hardest one to cover. I also like blue and light blue because of how they reflect the light. The only color that represents something to me is pink, because it’s super stigmatized by society with the idea that it’s for women only. It’s important to me because of the anarchy [it can create]: I try to use it so that people are wrong when they emit an opinion about it. If you were told that yellow is a “woman’s color,” you would’ve thought that, because you were told so. That’s what happens when you don’t question things.Which media do you like to experiment with?When I started, I always used spray paint because it does what the brush doesn’t do. With a brush you take too much time; the spray is immediate. The magic of graffiti or street art is in its velocity. Later on, though, I realized that it didn’t have to be so fast. People know that I sometimes take up two weeks to do it. I’ve lost that technique or capacity to do it fast. I used latex paint for a while, and then began using cardboard. My last pieces have been more 3D. Since I’ve been using cardboard, the paint has become a base. Something crazy about this type of art is that it only lasts for one day. I don’t worry about what’s going to happen afterwards. The next day I’m on my way to something new. It’s not something that you want it to last forever.Which is your process and inspiration to create art?Whenever I do street art, I wander around through the city, observing various things. I study a lot of places: if it’s abandoned, and if someone lives there or not. It’s a bigger process than just getting there and painting. You wonder whether a wall absorbs paint or not, which colors and lights to use. It’s a process of investigating the city, exploring what to do and how to do it. There are places that are better due to location, shape or ease. I’ve traveled to Mexico, New York and Barcelona to do street art… I decided I would create paintings [to sell] to see what it was like. It took me two years. I made them to take the thought out of my mind. I’ve always wondered why people buy paintings. They didn’t have as much of an impact on my life as the [happy] face paintings on the street.My biggest inspiration is death. Death makes you act. Today could be your last day, and what are you going to do? I’ve got to do something productive that fulfills me. We’re all going to die. Death comes with a lot of fears. You’ve got to laugh and not worry so much. “Bucutum” is Gussa’s latest artwork, located in Barrio La California. (Courtesy of Naty Aguirre)How do you plan to improve Costa Rica with your art?I’m starting to work with SIFAIS in La Carpio. I have a clear goal to make La Carpio an incredible place. Within these communities, there’s a greater possibility of making a change than with what I normally do, painting walls around the city. In these places the potential to overcome adversity is minimal. These people take more advantage of opportunities. I’ve painted twice in Tirrases [a low-income area in Curridabat, east of San José] and it’s amazing to see how the children want to go to painting classes. Everyone wants a better community. I want to stimulate them, support them, and let them know that there’s a better life out there.It’s unfair that they don’t have an education, that their parents can’t educate them well and that they don’t have the opportunity to be happy. We’re all humans. We’ve all got a brain. We’ve all got the capacity to do the same things. It’s all in how we’re raised. It’s not only about paint and colors. There are the education, culture, and love factors. All of those merged together make a change. These people from SIFAIS are making the change. In the end, we need the help from others: we’re not individual beings. Nothing is individual.Our “Weekend Arts Spotlight” presents Sunday interviews with artists who are from, working in, or inspired by Costa Rica, ranging from writers and actors to dancers and musicians. Do you know of an artist we should consider, whether a long-time favorite or an up-and-comer? Email us at kstanley@ticotimes.net. Facebook Commentslast_img read more