Southern Vermont College dedicates Hunter Hall

first_imgSouthern Vermont College will dedicate on Saturday its newest addition to campus, the 41,000 square foot Hunter Hall, which includes living space for more than 110 additional students as well as a high tech Simulation Laboratory and a Science Laboratory for student learning, office and conference space, computer lab and Wellness Center. The SVC community has invited the public to join students, trustees, faculty and staff, public officials, major donors, and contractors for a special dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony, at 11 am in the Greenberg Atrium of Hunter Hall. The event will be followed by a reception and tours.“Southern Vermont College is very proud of this beautiful new addition,” said President Karen Gross, who remarked that it is the first major building the school has built in 17 years. “This is a multi-purpose structure that personifies all the possibilities a career launching education at SVC offers.” The facility includes a permanent state-of-the-art Simulation Lab where students in nursing and other health care programs can practice a wide range of skills on anatomically correct, computer programmed, interactive patient simulators. The Sim Lab, one of only a handful in the state of Vermont, provides a valuable, realistic tool for students in the burgeoning field of health care, according to SVC Division Nursing Chair Patricia Wrightsman. “Having a Sim family – father, mother (who gives birth), young child and infant – and the supporting technology, facilitates clinical training in all areas of patient care in the safety of an on-campus lab.”The living and learning spaces that comprise Hunter Hall and Greenberg Atrium were made possible by private donors, institutions and organizations, including donations by the late Irene Hunter of Manchester and by Norman and Selma Greenberg of Bennington. Support for the science labs came from several entities including Senior Whole Health, SVC trustee Deborah Wiley, Adirondack Audio & Visual, and Federal support secured with assistance from Senator Patrick Leahy. Significant donations of equipment from Rutland Regional Medical Center and Dartmouth Hitchcock.Medical Center also made the science labs possible.“This remarkable building happened because of the remarkable generosity and hard work of many individuals. The project, completed both on time and on budget, is cause for celebration,” Gross added. Reverend Jerrod Hugenot of the Bennington Interfaith Council and First Baptist Church will open the event with a non-sectarian dedication and Southern Vermont College Trustee Mary Wicker will speak on behalf of the College’s Board.The college broke ground on the $7.5 million building in June 2008 and was ready for students to occupy two of its wings in January 2009, a construction feat that is essentially unheard of, according to Chief Financial Officer James Beckwith. Beckwith credits the many local and regional contractors brought in for getting the job done in record time. Keeping this a project that would benefit local businesses was also a priority for SVC. “Most of the contractors were Bennington-based or resided within a 50 mile radius and most of the supplies were locally purchased,” Beckwith said. The new building uses many green technologies, including heavy insulation and efficient lighting.Founded in 1926, Southern Vermont College offers a career-enhancing, liberal arts education with 22 academic degree programs for approximately 500 students. Southern Vermont College recognizes the importance of educating students for the workplace of the twenty-first century and for lives as successful leaders in their communities. SVC’s intercollegiate athletics teams are part of the New England Collegiate Conference. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.Source: SVC.last_img read more

SOUTHCOM Donates Fire Fighting and Rescue Equipment to El Salvador

first_img“We are grateful to SOUTHCOM for their donation, since now we have protective equipment and new tools to respond to all emergencies,” Sergeant Rosales added. “We thank SOUTHCOM for their cooperation and aid to this service agency, because this is the first time that we have received a significant number of totally new equipment, tools, and accessories,” said Fire Department Major José Joaquín Parada, CBES’s director, at the delivery ceremony on November 13th. The donation consists of 31 pieces of compressed air equipment used with a breathing system that protects firefighters from gas, smoke, and vapor while they battle blazes. In 2015, the CBES responded to 3,181 emergencies including fires, traffic accidents, and destruction caused by swarms of bees. That year, there were 917 more emergencies than the agency handled in 2014. In addition to having firefighters with a high degree of training and skills, the CBES requires that its equipment be in excellent condition. “We have been responding to an average of between 10 and 20 emergencies per day,” explained CBES Sergeant Douglas Rosales. “But this past weekend, we broke that record due to the strength of the winds. If we hadn’t had adequate equipment and [taken] precautions in our work, we would have run the risk of getting burned.” SOUTHCOM also donated protective equipment for 31 firefighters, including helmets, coats, boots, Nomex caps that protect the head and face from the heat of a fire, 351 protective gloves, and 12 hydraulic hoses. The victims, between tears and hopelessness over the losses, thanked CBES for their quick response, which enabled some residents to salvage their homes. “In my house, only one room was damaged by smoke because the firefighters were able to put out the fire quickly,” said Eulalia Zepeda, a 70-year-old retired teacher. “If they hadn’t come, maybe I would have lost everything, like my neighbors whose six homes burned down.” SOUTHCOM also donated six hydraulic cutting and expansion tools, which are indispensable for traffic accidents where people are trapped in a vehicle; cords to perform vertical rescues; and three multi-gas gauges that measure the level of hydrocarbons, oxygen, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen sulfate at a site where hazardous materials are present. During one fire on February 6th, 20 firefighters battled a blaze in the neighborhood of Lourdes – in the historical center of the municipality of San Salvador. An electrical short-circuit at a residence ignited the fire, which spread to at least five other homes. center_img “The population trusts the work we do – they trust our skills and abilities, Maj. Parada explained. “This donation is very important. This protective equipment and rescue tools provide the best possible service in any emergency.” The CBES’s equipment is continuously deteriorating due to the nature of their work. For example, CBES responded to 42 fires related to the strong winds that swept through the country during the weekend of February 6th. El Salvador’s Fire Corps (CBES, for its Spanish acronym) has received more than $400,000 from the U.S Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) in equipment, tools, and modern accessories to put out fires and rescue victims of traffic accidents and hazardous substances spills. By Dialogo February 16, 2016 “It is gratifying to be able to support an institution like the Fire Corps, which is committed and disciplined in its work, often risking their lives to protect the people of El Salvador,” said Colonel Robert A. Wagner, Senior Defense Official for the Office of Security Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador. But the protective equipment is not the only gear SOUTHCOM provided to the CBES. Arduous worklast_img read more

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen reports, says contracting coronavirus was why he was late

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire “It’s serious,” he said. “Just wear your mask all the time if you can. Trust me, it happens so fast. I mean, once my son got it, I see how fast the virus spreads. We tried to do everything, but we all got it in the house.”Jansen said that “luckily” he and his family are all in good shape, “so it didn’t hit us as hard.”Jansen in 2018 underwent a second procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat. That made this episode a bit more unnerving than it might have been.“I mean, it was definitely scary and a definite disappointment,” Jansen said. “When my son had it, it was more disappointment of, ‘Why my son has it? Why not me?’ … And next thing you know, we all got it.”Manager Dave Roberts is just pleased that Jansen is OK, especially considering his medical history.Related Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen on Sunday reported to summer camp nine days later than it started, and then let reporters know the delay was because he and his wife and three children had contracted the coronavirus.Jansen said there were symptoms, but none too severe and that everyone is now well. He said his son Kaden first tested positive after running a fever in the middle of the night, and then the rest of the family was confirmed to have it, although Jansen’s first test turned up negative.“I was feeling better on day 4 already when I had it almost three weeks ago now,” Jansen said Sunday afternoon, via Zoom news conference.Jansen said he thought he did everything he could to avoid coronavirus, and still isn’t sure how his son may have caught it. Jansen also had some words of wisdom for fans. “Well, I think with anything, you can hear things — whatever it might be — but when one of your own is infected by something, certainly it hits home more,” Roberts said. “And Kenley, obviously, with what he went through, that’s a story itself. It just makes us even more conscious and we relate to it a lot more.”He’ll be readyJansen, 32, said that although he had to lay low for a couple of weeks while he recuperated, he had been keeping himself in throwing shape after spring training was shut down in March because of COVID-19.“With all the down time we’ve had, I never stopped working out,” said Jansen, who expects to be ready for the season-opener July 23 against the Giants. “I’ve been working out for like three months now.”Roberts is not worried because of what Jansen has been doing.“I think that Kenley has been throwing — he’s been throwing ‘pens and he’s going to throw another one,” Roberts said. “So I think that for us, Kenley’s going to probably have four appearances before the season starts and for me, where he’s at, it’s just a mind-set where you’ve gotta kind of look at this as your last four appearances in a regular spring training.“And the mind-set for Kenley for me, it’s not flip a switch after those four outings when we get to the season. I know he understands that, so again, everyone is different but I think where Kenley is at, the four will be plenty for him to be ready opening day.”Joc Pederson’s improvementOutfielder Joc Pederson in 2019 had his best season in most offensive categories. He batted .249 with slugging and OPS percentages at .538 and .876 — all career bests. His power numbers of 36 home runs and 74 RBIs were also tops for him.Roberts believe there is still more upside.“I would take those numbers right now,” Roberts said. “But I think that for Joc, he’s just continuing to get better and understanding … I think last year was the first time he’s been really consistent with his mechanics.”Roberts also referred to Pederson, 28, as a “threat” any time he enters the batter’s box, and that in 2019 he showed more trust in the game plans doled out by hitting coaches.“The sky’s the limit,” Roberts said. “Joc is as good as he wants to be.”Pederson’s on-base percentage in 2019 was .339, with a best of .352 in 2016.This and thatInfielder Gavin Lux, who did not report until this past Friday, was scheduled to play in Sunday’s intrasquad game, Roberts said. … Roberts said pitchers Pedro Baez and Scott Alexander, catcher Keibert Ruiz and outfielder A.J. Pollock are still not in camp, although Roberts said he did speak to Baez on Saturday, that Baez was in “good spirits” and that he expects him back “sometime soon.” Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS incident report, Feb. 6- Feb. 9, 2014:

first_imgWellington Fire/EMS incident report for Feb. 6 – Feb. 9, 2014:2/6      6:34 AM        Vehicle Accident                 Edwards & US 1602/6      7:50 AM        Vehicle Accident                 H & 16th2/6      11:48 AM      Transfer to Wichita2/6      11:50 PM      Vehicle Accident                 Hillside & H2/7      4:12 PM        Medical Emergency           600 block N. Poplar2/7      5:28 PM        Medical Emergency           Kansas Turnpike2/8      8:26 AM        Medical Emergency           Oxford2/8      12:46 PM      Medical Emergency           300 block E. 13th2/8      6:59 PM        Medical Emergency           300 block E. 15th2/9      3:04 AM        Medical Emergency           1200 block N. Park2/9      3:40 AM        Medical Emergency           300 block S. Jefferson2/9      8:15 AM        Electrical Fire                       1200 block North B2/9      4:45 PM        Medical Emergency           400 block Circle Dr.2/9      5:45 PM        Medical Emergency           400 block South C2/9      7:50 PM        Medical Alarm                     1100 block E. 20th2/9      9:56 PM        Medical Emergency           1000 block Collegelast_img read more