Vermont Chamber seeks 2009 Citizen of the Year nominations

first_imgFor more than 40 yeas, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce has recognized an outstanding citizen with the prestigious Citizen of the Year award. Nomination materials will be collected through July 31, and a special selection committee will meet soon thereafter to select this year’s recipient.Nominees are judged on three criteria: This award is presented to a Vermonter who has made major contributions to the progress and betterment of the Green Mountain State; has been distinguished through outstanding service to his or her community and region; and in the judgment of the selection committee, typifies the true spirit of service and self-sacrifice in representing the finest ideals of Vermont citizenship.The 2009 Citizen of the Year will be honored with a special recognition dinner in the fall. The application includes a nomination form, a brief biographical sketch of the nominee, and supporting testimonials. A selection committee comprised of Vermont Chamber members and past award winners will select this year’s recipient.Last year’s Vermont Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year was Bobby Miller. Past winners include Kenley Squier (2007), R. Allen Paul (2006), U.S. Senator James Jeffords (2005) and Stephen Morse (2004).Contact Antonia Opitz, Director of Events with any questions or to receive a nomination form at aopitz@vtchamber.com(link sends e-mail) or call (802) 223-0603.  You may also fill out a nomination form online at: http://www.vtchamber.com/upload/photos/3182009_Nomination_Form.doc(link is external)The deadline for nominations is July 31, 2009.last_img read more

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AITEO Cup: Shooting Stars Seek Redemption in Uyo

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram  The Round of 16 matches of this year’s AITEO Cup competition for men and women will take place across the country this afternoon. In perhaps the biggest match of the day in the men’s competition, troubled Shooting Stars of Ibadan will be up against Akwa United at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo. The Oluyole Warriors are waiting anxiously on the League Management Company to take a decision on the Gombe United/Wikki Tourists Matchday 38 clash in Gombe last Saturday to know their fate in the Nigeria Professional Football League. Wikki Tourists led 1-0 at the Pantami Stadium before the match was abandoned due to crowd trouble after 24 minutes, and the LMC is going through the match commissioner’s report to take a decision on the encounter. Presently, both Wikki and Shooting Stars are locked at the same number of points and goals difference, meaning that a possible replay decision and eventual favourable result for Gombe United will determine the Ibadan giant’s NPFL status. Akwa United finished in fourth position, missing out narrowly from a continental spot, and know that only the AITEO Cup competition can offer them a leeway into Africa. In other matches, Ekiti United are home to Katsina United, while relegated ABS FC will visit Unicem Rovers (conquerors of Enugu Rangers in the Round of 32) in Calabar, and Heartland FC of Owerri, close to NPFL return, will tackle FC IfeanyiUbah in Nnewi. In the women’s competition, champions Rivers Angels take the pitch against Ben Women at the Yakubu Gown Stadium, as Pelican Stars host FC Robo Queens in Calabar and Nasarawa Amazons are away to Beautiful Tours in Abuja. A unique feature of the AITEO Cup competition is that from the Round of 16, there would no longer be straight penalty shoot-outs to determine winners of stalemated games. A draw will mean a replay at the home of Team B. Penalty shoot-out would only be a resort if both teams were deadlocked on aggregate.    AITEO Cup (Round of 16)FC Abuja Vs Niger Tornadoes Akwa Starlets Vs Plateau Utd Ngwa FC Vs Sunshine Stars Osun Utd Vs El-Kanemi Babes Unicem Rovers Vs ABS FC Akwa Utd Vs Shooting Stars Ekiti United Vs Katsina United Feeders FC IfeanyiUbah Vs Heartland FC  last_img read more

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Young B&H Handball Team Played With Austria

first_imgThe cadet handball team of B&H played a friendly game with Austria and the result was 29:29.The game was played within the preparations of the B&H team in Austria before qualifications for the European Championship in Poland.The B&H team with  coach Jasmin Mrkonja will stay in Austria until 8 January and they will play another match with the local team tonight.After preparations in Austria, the young B&H handball players will travel to Denmark, where they will participate in the qualifying tournament. The opponents of the B&H team will be the teams of Denmark, France and Bulgaria.The tournament is scheduled from 10-12 January in Skærbæk,and the best two teams will qualify for the European Championship.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

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