“Best Companies to Work for in Vermont” announced

first_imgThe “Best Companies to Work for in Vermont” ceremony will take place April 1 at Main Street Landing in Burlington. We will honor five Large Companies (over 150 employees) and 10 Small & Medium Sized Companies (15 to 149 employees) as the Best Companies to Work for in Vermont. All the honorees are listed below. The rankings in each category will be announced at the event.  Presented by Vermont Business Magazine.Partnered with: Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Society for Human Resource Management-Vermont State Council, Vermont Department of Labor, the Vermont Department of Economic Development and Best Companies Group.Small/Medium companies (15-149 employees)In Alphabetical orderEdward JonesInsrumartMBF BioscienceNRG Systems. IncResource Systems Group IncSmall Dog ElectronicsTPW ManagementVELCO (Vermont Electric Power Company)VocRehab VermontWells River Savings BankLarge Companies (150 employees and up)In Alphabetical orderBioTek Instruments, Inc.Gardener’s Supply CompanyGreen Mountain PowerKing Arthur Flour CompanyMerchants BankCeremony and Networking Reception, $35 per person. To register call 802-865-5202 or email [email protected](link sends e-mail).Time & Location: April 1, 2009, 4 pm. Main Street Landing Film House, at the corner of Lake & College Streets, Burlingtonlast_img

Aramide Oteh scores late winner for Bradford

first_imgRelatedPosts Aramide Oteh joins Walsall on loan  Notts County hopeful on Ameobi  FA Cup semi-finals: Gunners to battle winners of Bradford City, Reading Promotion-chasing Bradford stretched their unbeaten run to seven games with a 1-0 win over Morecambe at Valley Parade. Substitute Aramide Oteh, on loan from QPR, scored the only goal 10 minutes from time when he forced home Connor Wood’s cross from close range. It had been a poor game up to that point, with Morecambe having the best chance when Steven Old headed Luke Conlan’s free-kick against the Bradford bar. James Vaughan flicked a Jake Reeves cross on to the top of the net as Morecambe frustrated the home side. Ritchie Sutton shot wide from a corner for the Shrimps before Oteh made the breakthrough. And Bradford came close to a second when fellow substitute Zeli Ismail sent a half-volley crashing against the bar from the edge of the penalty area.Tags: Aramide OtehBradfordMorecambelast_img

La Liga Watch: Espanyol Upwardly Mobile After Getafe Win

first_imgEspanyol are on the up in the Spanish La Liga after they defeated newly promoted outfit Getafe 1-0 at home in their matchweek 13 clash.Striker Gerard Moreno was the hero for the Catalan outfit as he netted 10 minutes into the second half to hand Quique Sanchez Flores’ men vital three points to steer the club away from the relegation picture.The win takes Espanol from 16th to 13th with 16 points from the 13 league games played so far while Getafe stay just above their opponents in 12th position though both sides have the same number of points.Relatedlast_img

Florida Man with Coronavirus says Drug touted by Trump Saved his Life

first_imgA Broward man says he was near death from the coronavirus, but an anti-malaria drug touted as a possible treatment by President Trump saved his life.Drug saves Broward ManRio Giardinieri, 52, says that he struggled with horrendous back pain, headaches, cough and fatigue for five days after catching COVID-19, possibly at a conference in New York.Doctors at the Memorial Regional Hospital in Broward diagnosed him with the coronavirus and pneumonia and put him on oxygen in the ICU.After more than a week, doctors told him there was nothing more they could do and, on Friday evening, Giardinieri said goodbye to his wife and three children.Then a friend sent him a recent article about hydroxychloroquine, a prescription drug that’s been used to treat malaria for decades and auto-immune diseases like lupus.Overseas studies have found it to be promising as a treatment for COVID-19, though it hasn’t been approved by health officials.Trump last week said he was instructing the FDA to fast-track testing of hydroxychloroquine and a related drug, chloroquine, as treatment for COVID-19.Giardinieri said he contacted an infectious disease doctor about the drug.“He gave me all the reasons why I would probably not want to try it because there are no trials, there’s no testing, it was not something that was approved,” said Giardinieri.“And I said, ‘Look, I don’t know if I’m going to make it until the morning,’ because at that point I really thought I was coming to the end because I couldn’t breathe anymore,” Giardinieri continued.“He agreed and authorized the use of it and 30 minutes later the nurse gave it to me.”After about an hour after taking the pills, Giardinieri said, it felt like his heart was beating out of his chest and, about two hours later, he had another episode where he couldn’t breathe.He says he was given Benadryl and some other drugs and that when he woke up around 4:45 a.m., it was “like nothing ever happened.”“To me, there was no doubt in mind that I wouldn’t make it until morning,” said Giardinieri. “So to me, the drug saved my life.”last_img

Golf gets an express delivery!

first_img28 May 2015 Golf gets an express delivery! Roll up! Roll up! Golf Express, the campaign to encourage busy people to play all the game in half the time, is underway.Golf Express promotes 9-hole golf and also encourages players to enjoy after-work roll-ups. It’s running across Staffordshire as part of an England Golf project to increase participation and club membership and was officially launched at Uttoxeter Golf Club.Over 40 people joined the club’s weekly roll-up – and then followed-up with a sociable get together and prize-giving in the clubhouse.Uttoxeter member Paul Shaw commented: “Many golf clubs have run this type of 9-hole event over the years, but it is brilliant that now England Golf and Staffordshire Golf have put a national brand behind it.”Uttoxeter is one of 20 clubs across Staffordshire which are backing Golf Express by offering 9-hole green fees and a loyalty card to encourage golfers to play more often: if they play five rounds, they get the sixth free.Twelve of the clubs are also offering golfers the opportunity to play in weekly, after-work roll-ups, such as that at Uttoxeter. These are open to non-members, a handicap is not essential and players will be paired up with other golfers for the fun competitions.Gareth Shaw, the Staffordshire County Development Officer, commented: “This is what golf is all about, having time to play the sport we all love and also having time to socialise with friends following the round.”Iain Lancaster, Regional Manager for England Golf, added: “The time it takes to play the game is a barrier to the sport. We are hoping that by marketing the message that you can play shorter rounds to suit your available leisure time, we will attract new players and lapsed golfers – and encourage current golfers to play more often.”Golf Express is part of an England Golf project which is trialling innovative ways of increasing golf club membership and participation in the sport. It recognises that most people’s leisure time is reducing and for many it can be as little as two hours a day.The clubs involved in Golf Express are: Bloxwich, Branston, Calderfields, Darnford Moor, Dartmouth, Druids Heath, Izaak Walton, Lakeside, Lichfield, Mark Butler Golf Academy, Newcastle, Onneley, Oxley Park, Stafford Castle, Stone, The Chase, Trentham Park, 3 Hammers, Uttoxeter and Cannock Park.To find out more visit getintogolf.org/golfexpress or call 0800 118 2766 Join the Twitter conversation: #golfexpresslast_img

Back In The Day…Black jockeys ruled racetracks for decades

first_imgJimmy Winkfield rides the horse Alan-a-Dale to victory in the 1902 Kentucky Derby. — submitted photoA few weeks ago, I was moping around the house, not feeling well and unable to find a remedy for my allergies. You know how things are at this time of the year; pollen can cause lots of discomfort. So I decided to stay indoors and make a few bow ties. This is a recent favorite pastime which I find quite satisfying. But, it is hard for me to just sit and sew. Thus television becomes my partner as I make my bow ties or work on other small projects.On this particular Saturday, I channel-searched until I came to an interview with the actor Jamie Foxx, not realizing that this was a preliminary activity leading up to the Kentucky Derby. Jamie Foxx, at the Kentucky Derby, I thought; how interesting! I stopped and watched further. While the women with their fashionable hats caught my attention for a while, at some point it shifted to the appearance of the legendary NBA Hall of Fame player, Julius “Dr. J” Erving. Dr. J made the “Riders up” call for the 140th running of the Derby. I thought about how things are changing; now we have white folk bringing Black folk into the Kentucky Derby. It then hit me that the involvement of Blacks in the Kentucky Derby is not new. In fact, it is quite old. My memory was jogged by thoughts about things I had read and heard about Blacks and the early days of the Derby. Just what do you know about Black jockeys and the Kentucky Derby? Like me, you probably know very little. So let us take a trip together and take a peep at Black jockeys and the Kentucky Derby, back in the day.When I mentioned today’s topic to several colleagues, only one knew that there was a Black jockey in last year’s Kentucky Derby, Kevin Krigger, riding Goldencents. What he did not know was that Krigger was only the second Black jockey in the last 92 years to ride in the “Run for the Roses.” But many of us do not realize that Black jockeys dominated the winner’s circle in the Kentucky Derby in the race’s first three decades. In fact, Black involvement in horse racing goes back to the days of slavery. Back in the day, slaves on Southern plantations were put to work in their owners’ stables. Unknown to many, slaves cared for and raced their masters’ horses. They were riders, grooms and trainers. This time spent in the stables enabled them to obtain a great deal of experience and a sound understanding of racehorses. An Internet article entitled “The Kentucky Derby’s Forgotten Black Jockeys,” by Christopher Klein, points out that on May 17, 1875, former slaves and their sons starred at Churchill Downs. I want to emphasize that this was a time when most Blacks were enslaved. Yet, according to Klein’s account , thousands of eager racehorse fans went to Churchill Downs to get their first look at this new racetrack in Louisville, Ky. Finely dressed gentlemen and ladies cheered on the horses in the featured race, the inaugural Kentucky Derby. In this race, Oliver Lewis rode the colt Aristides to victory. Back then, in spite of the state of race relations, it was of little importance that Lewis was a Black man. Furthermore, according to reports about this first Kentucky Derby, 13 of the 15 riders were Black Americans. It should also be noted that in the years following the Civil War, Black jockeys dominated horse racing; a time when it was America’s most popular sport. Black jockeys established themselves as the first Black sports superstars at the Kentucky Derby, back in the day.I suspect many of you know little or nothing about Oliver Lewis, or know the name, William Walker. William “Billy” Walker, who was born a slave, was the leading rider at Churchill Downs in the fall racing season of 1875-76 and the spring racing season of 1876 through 1878. He rode the horse Baden-Baden to victory in the 1877 Kentucky Derby. But Blacks in the Kentucky Derby did not stop here. According to Christopher Klein, Isaac Murphy became the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times, winning in 1884, 1890 and 1891. It is reported that he also won an amazing 44 percent of all the races in which he rode. Another Black Jockey winning the Derby was Alonzo “Lonnie” Clayton, a winner in 1892. At 15, he was the youngest to win this race. He was followed by James “Soup” Perkins who won in 1895; Willie Simms who won in 1896 and 1898; and Jimmy “Wink” Winkfield, who won in 1901 and 1902. While he was the last Black American to win the Kentucky Derby, it should be noted that Black jockeys won 15 of the first 28 Derbies, back in the day.The web site smithsonian.com contains an article also titled “The Kentucky Derby’s Forgotten Jockeys” by Lisa K. Winkler. She points out that Blacks emerged as jockeys because as slaves they cleaned the stables and handled the grooming and training of some of the most valuable racehorses. As a result, they connected with the horses, with skills that were read more


first_imgCALIFORNIA CHROME AT THE READY FOR AWESOME AGAIN            Santa Anita Park, rich in racing lore for nearly eight decades, enhances its storied reputation come Saturday, Oct. 1, when reigning Thoroughbred king California Chrome seeks his sixth straight victory, this in the Awesome Again Stakes, one of five Grade I Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Races in a stellar lineup that stacks up as an equine version of the ’27 Yankees.Sharing the marquee with Chrome and the Awesome Again will be the Zenyatta Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, expected to lure three-time champion Beholder and Stellar Wind, the champion three-year-old filly of 2015 who upset three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder in the Grade I Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar July 30.Trainer Art Sherman said 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome would have his final major breeze for the Awesome Again Saturday at his Los Alamitos headquarters, then ship Sunday to Santa Anita for final preparations.Larry Benavidez, assistant to trainer John Sadler, said Stellar Wind is scheduled to have her final major work for the Zenyatta Saturday morning.Supplementing the headline events will be the FrontRunner Stakes for two-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles; the Chandelier Stakes for two-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles; and the Rodeo Drive Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at 1 ¼ miles on Santa Anita’s renovated turf course.Victory gives the winning horse in each race a fees paid berth to its respective Breeders’ Cup event that will be held at Santa Anita for an unprecedented ninth time come Nov. 4 and 5.On Saturday, Oct. 8, the Grade I Santa Anita Sprint Championship for three year olds and up at six furlongs will serve as a springboard to the $1.5 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 5.Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet starts Friday, Sept. 30 and concludes on Sunday, Nov. 6. Friday’s opening day feature is the $100,000, Grade III Eddie D. Stakes, named for one of the game’s most popular riders, Hall of Fame member Eddie Delahoussaye who will be on hand to present a trophy to the winning connections.First post time Friday will be 1 p.m. First post Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, will be 12:30 p.m. TEAM O’NEILL ‘PUMPED’ TO SEE NYQUIST AT PARXKentucky Derby winner Nyquist and Fair Grounds Oaks winner Land Over Sea leave Wednesday for Philadelphia, where they will run in the Pennsylvania Derby and the Cotillion Stakes, offering $1.25 million and $1 million in purse money, respectively.“It will be so exciting to see Nyquist back in action,” said Doug O’Neill, who conditions the champion two-year-old colt of 2015 for Paul and Zillah Reddam. “He looks good, he’s had a little growth spurt and put on weight to match his frame. We’re very pumped.”In what now is an open battle for the divisional title, Nyquist will tackle Santa Anita Derby and Preakness winner Exaggerator, among others, in the 1 1/8-mile Pennsylvania Derby, which drew 12 entrants in the following post positions: Awesome Slew, Exaggerator, Summer Revolution, Connect Post, Cupid, Wild About Deb, Gun Runner, My Man Sam, Nyquist, Sunny Ridge, Discreet Lover and Hit It Once More.Nyquist lost his last two starts, the Haskell and the Travers, while Exaggerator was 11th last out in the Travers. Nyquist has beaten Exaggerator in four of their six meetings.FINISH LINES: Undefeated champion Songbird, who could face Beholder and Stellar Wind in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita on Nov. 4 if all the cards fall into place, left at 5:30 Monday morning for the East Coast where the magical Rick Porter-owned filly trained by Jerry Hollendorfer seeks her 11th victory in the Grade I Cotillion at Parx on Saturday. She arrived in Allentown, Pa., and an hour and four minutes later at Parx, some 12 hours after she left California. Through Sept. 16, Hall of Fame member Hollendorfer had 7,150 career victories. Five fillies were entered against Songbird in the Cotillion which will be decided at 1 1/16 miles. The field in post position order: Carina Mia, Cathryn Sophia, Disco Rose, Land Over Sea, Songbird and Queena Esther. “It’s a very good post,” said Hollendorfer assistant Dan Ward. “Mike (Smith) will have a chance to pick and choose what he wants to do and it’s the best part of the track, too.” . . . Santa Anita Handicap winner Melatonin, who earned a fees paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Classic by virtue of his victory in the “Win and You’re In” Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 25, will skip the Awesome Again and train up to the Classic. “We missed a lot of time with him at Del Mar and backed off,” said Brent Fabrizzi, nephew of and assistant to trainer David Hofmans. “We’re just behind right now.” Melatonin is scheduled to work five furlongs Wednesday morning . . . Surging Norberto Arroyo rides Zapperkat for trainer Richard Baltas in the “Win and You’re In” Chandelier Stakes read more

NU eyes share of UAAP Cheerdance history; UP back

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 NU Pep Squad. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe UAAP Cheerdance Competition had now, arguably, become National University’s personal display. Once regarded as afterthoughts in the early stages of the exhibition, the NU Pep Squad is keen on claiming their fifth straight title. ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next Only University of Santo Tomas had won five straight titles in the competition when the Salinggawi Dance Troupe built its dynasty from 2002 to 2006. NU will perform first in this year’s competition, which will once again showcase all eight schools, on Dec. 2 at Mall of Asia Arena with the return of University of the Philippines.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUP did not participate in 2016 as a form of protest stemming from NU’s win in 2015. De La Salle will be the second school to perform with Adamson University following at third with both squads hoping to win their first title this year.  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Beermen make Standhardinger top pick in 2017 PBA Draft Far Eastern University, which won two championships, will perform fourth while University of the East will be next at fifth. UP and UST, the two winningest schools with eight championships, will be the fifth and sixth performers, respectively. Ateneo will cap off the competition.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img

De Jesus blasts Lady Spikers after 2nd loss: ‘You don’t belong in the UAAP’

first_img“When you wear that La Salle jersey you have to play befitting of La Salle,” said De Jesus in Filipino Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “I told them ‘you played like you’re in an inter-barangay league. You belong to the barangay level, not in the UAAP.’”The last time La Salle suffered two losses in three games was back in Season 70 when the Lady Spikers forfeited 11 straight matches after Jacq Alarca continued to play despite her school’s approval of her leave of absence.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd that was a UAAP ruling, and not a result of playing and executing the Xs and Os on the padded floor.La Salle’s loss to National University ended in five sets, 26-24, 19-25, 22-25, 25-17, 16-14, and De Jesus felt the shock was still in his players’ minds. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle suffered its second loss in three games in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament, and head coach Ramil De Jesus had every reason to be furious.The Lady Spikers lost in four sets to Adamson University, 25-18, 15-25, 25-19, 25-22, in a display the 10-time champion coach found appalling.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus MOST READ LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico AFP official booed out of forum Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LATEST STORIEScenter_img Read Next “I have to admit I got emotional in the locker room and that’s the first time they saw me that way,” said De Jesus, whose team slipped to 4-2. “They talked with each other and, hopefully, they’ve figured things out. They have to adjust their character as players because they’re the ones who are together on the floor.”In terms of offensive numbers, there weren’t glaring disparities between the two teams, Adamson had a 63-57 edge in all three categories combined, but it was in the passing game that the Lady Falcons had the Lady Spikers beat.Fhen Emnas had all 43 of Adamson’s excellent sets and La Salle mustered just 32 as a whole team with setter Michelle Cobb taking responsibility for 29 of it.“We have to address an issue within our team, if there is one, because the skills are already there,” said De Jesus.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tokyo returns with Summer Games with something new to prove Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img

Bajrang now sets sights on London Olympics

first_imgWhen Bajrang Lal Takhar joined the Indian army almost 10 years ago, his lone objective was to earn his livelihood through nation service. As a man who never tried his luck at sport, he never imagined what future had in store for him.On Friday, November 19, when the lanky 29-year-old became the first Indian rower to win a historic gold medal at the Asian Games, he realised that his decision of joining the army was indeed a major turnaround for him.”Winning gold was like a dream come true. There are realistic targets which you set in your life. If you achieve those, a unique kind of feeling fills you with joy and satisfaction,” he said on his arrival here from Hyderabad.Indian participants had dismal start at the Asian Games and in the first six days of competition it was cueist Pankaj Advani who had bagged the only gold – before Takhar added to tally.Takhar admitted he felt mounting pressure to win the gold as he desperately wanted to boost India’s tally. He said his effort gave him unlimited recognition as the gold came at a time when the Indians were struggling.” I think my medal drew wild celebrations countrywide because I was the second gold medallist from the country. I was happy that it came when I was feeling enormous pressure to move my country up the medal tally,” he confessed.It took him some time to scale the Asian peak, though he fell in love with the sport only when he joined army.advertisement” I never took any sport seriously in my early life before joining the army back in 2001. It was at the Rajputana Rifles centre in New Delhi where Brig CP Singh Deo spotted me and sent for the training in Hyderabad,” said Takhar, a subedar.Takhar, a native of a sleepy village of Maganpur, toiled hard for the next five years, but earned little recognition in a country crazy about cricket.He finally drew attention when he bagged a silver in 2000m scull event at the 2006 Doha Asian Games.As a token of appreciation, he got a reward of mere Rs 30,000 from the Rajasthan government.” Rowing is not a popular sport in India. I was happy that at least somebody acknowledged my achievement,” he says.Then, in three years, Takhar was crowned the Asian champion twice, in 2007 and 2009.Rowers like him were continuously bringing glory to country but the facilities for rowers hardly improved during that period.At a time when powerhouses like China are pumping in billions into sports to prepare their athletes to win medals at major competitions, Indian rowers prepared at the Hussain Sagar Lake training centre in Hyderabad with the 2002 German- made boats.Takhar didn’t get the new boats to better his timings but, as he said, ” hard preparations and will power” propelled him to topple his rivals at the International Rowing Centre.” Had we got the new boats it would have improved my timing to three to five seconds. But I was preparing hard and had the tremendous will power to fight against odds,” he said.Unperturbed by whether his gold would uplift the sport game in the country, Takhar has set his sight on qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics.” I finished 19th at the Beijing Olympics and I want to better my performance at the London Olympics. I am more experienced now and medals at the Asian Championships and Asian Games has spurred me on to go further. I want to encash my form and qualify for the Olympics at next year’s World Championships, which is also a qualifying event,” said Thakhar.last_img