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

Digicel Dominica announces two day grassroots cricket clinic

first_imgLocalNewsSports Digicel Dominica announces two day grassroots cricket clinic by: – September 30, 2011 Tweet Sharing is caring! Share General Manager of Digicel Dominica Mr. Richard Stanton presenting package to Mr. Delvin Esprit.Roseau, Dominica: Digicel, proud sponsor of West Indies cricket, today announced the second leg of the Digicel Grassroots Clinic programme which will be held at the Windsor Park Stadium on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October 2011. Over 70 under-17 aspiring young cricket players from various secondary schools including North East Comprehensive High School, Portsmouth and Castle Bruce Secondary Schools will be put through their paces during the two-day clinic. All clusters and coaches are expected to participate. Delvin Esprit, Cricket Development Officer of Dominica’s Grassroots Cricket Clinic, said; “The players have been training every Saturday. They are well rounded and have benefited from a number of training initiatives including health care, food and nutrition coaching. The Clinic is a great opportunity with one of the main objectives being to select players to play at the regional under 17 games scheduled to take pace in Trinidad in December 2011.” Digicel Dominica General Manager, Richard Stanton, said; “Our mission at Digicel – as proud sponsors of West Indies cricket since 2004 – is to find new and exciting ways to bring the full experience and excitement of the game to everyone and to provide the necessary resources to help grow West Indies cricket to its true potential so that players and fans alike can enjoy its benefits. As such, we are thrilled to host the second leg of the Digicel Grassroots Cricket Clinic in Dominica, which gives the young players a fantastic chance to develop and improve their cricketing skills. “We would like to thank the Dominica Cricket Association for their support in managing and providing local coaches such as Anderson Burton, Ray Casimir, Thomas Kentish and Kelvin James who are dedicated in assisting the young players,” continued Stanton. The first leg of the Digicel Grassroots Cricket Clinic was held in Dominica in April 2011. A total of 120 U-15 students participated and benefited in the development of their cricket skills. The aspiring U-15 cricketers’ clinic was climaxed with a number of big games held in July at the Benjamin’s Park in Portsmouth. Press ReleaseDigicel Dominicacenter_img Share 152 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Q&A with Clemson beat writer Aaron Brenner of The Post and Courier

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (3-6, 1-4 Atlantic Coast) hosts No. 1 Clemson (9-0, 6-0) on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome and the game will be broadcast on ABC or ESPN2. The Orange is 1-9 all-time against No. 1-ranked teams, its only victory coming against Nebraska, 17-9, in 1984. Follow along with all of The Daily Orange’s Syracuse-Clemson coverage here and/or on Twitter @DOSports.To learn more about the Tigers, The Daily Orange spoke with The Post and Courier beat writer Aaron Brenner.The Daily Orange: Quarterback Deshaun Watson is widely considered one of the best players in the country. What makes him so good?Aaron Brenner: Watson is a zone-read quarterback at his core; fans and media are only beginning to see his full capabilities as a runner in the last few games as he’s hovered around the 100-yard mark on the ground three times in Clemson’s last six games. But he also throws a terrific deep ball, and makes lightning-quick decisions at the line of scrimmage to exploit the best matchup, even if that means a simple inside handoff or a quick screen pass to the perimeter. Beyond his physical skills, Watson has the “it” factor, leading his teammates everywhere they go and saying all the right things in front of the media.The D.O.: Syracuse’s secondary has struggled throughout the entire season. What would it take from the Orange’s defense for wide receiver Artavis Scott not to have a monster game?AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA.B.: Well, to be honest, Scott’s statistics aren’t always on fire, so that particular quest might not actually be too difficult for Syracuse. Scott is a little banged up right now, too; but his teammates are more than capable of exploding for long scores or big yardage games. But to the heart of the question, Scott is extremely difficult to bring down in space. Even though he’s built more like a lightning bug, he’s surprisingly strong, which might catch the Orange defenders off-guard. Mainly, as any good defensive coordinator would tell you, they’ll have to take correct angles and tackle well, even if that requires two or three defenders at a time.The D.O.: Cornerback Mackensie Alexander is one of the best cornerbacks in the country. In what ways have opposing offenses tried to limit his effect on the game?A.B.: Alexander backed up his talk in the Notre Dame game when he shut down Will Fuller; that’s still the only game in which Fuller has not found the end zone. However, opponents have tried their hand at testing Alexander more this season than last, perhaps because it’s just not viable to ignore half the football field against a defense as talented as Clemson’s.The D.O.: Who are a few players on Clemson that might not be in the spotlight as much but Syracuse fans should be aware of?A.B.: I’d keep an eye on Clemson first-year left tackle Mitch Hyatt, who just became the first true freshman in Clemson history to win ACC Lineman of the Week against Florida State. He’ll be matched up on Ron Thompson. Also look out for freshman receiver Deon Cain, who has stepped in for the injured Mike Williams and scored in each of his last two games. On Clemson’s defense, freshman defensive tackle Christian Wilkins is a full-grown man, even though he’s only 19 years old. He’s also from the northeast, a Connecticut kid. And finally, walk-on placekicker Greg Huegel will try to stay perfect in ACC play, having made all 13 field-goal attempts so far. He, too, is a freshman.The D.O.: What area would Syracuse have to expose in order to pull off the upset?A.B.: On offense, Syracuse will have to find a way to run the ball effectively; Matt Dayes (N.C. State) and Dalvin Cook (FSU) pulled off some long gains the past two weeks. On defense, I’d advise the Orange to take some chances and see if it can’t force some turnovers; though Watson’s been better lately, he does have seven interceptions this year. And on special teams, it’s all about the kick returns, as Clemson has been dreadful on kick return coverage this year. Brisly Estime certainly has the Tigers’ attention, and he’ll probably be the best punt returner Clemson sees this season. Comments Published on November 12, 2015 at 5:50 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img read more