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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Session of the Tourist Board of the CNTB held: A number of decisions were made on the promotion of our tourism

first_imgIn agreement with the Croatian National Tourist Board, ECTAA will distribute promotional materials, newsletters, as well as all relevant information relevant to Croatian tourism, while during the cooperation period the Croatian National Tourist Board has the right to use the ECTAA logo on promotional materials with emphasis on ECTAA’s Preferred Destination “, Conclude the CNTB.  At today’s session, the members of the Tourist Council also adopted the proposal Public call for expression of interest for the implementation of special promotional projects and advertising activities in emitting markets in 2020 for the implementation of which HRK 9.250.000,00 has been provided for projects and activities in 15 markets, including Germany, Great Britain, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovenia. ECTAA to identify Croatia as a preferred destination The mega events in 2020 include the Snow Queen, Ultra Europe Festival, INmusic festival and the ATP Croatia Open Umag tennis tournament.  “Actively, from the very beginning, in cooperation with our representative offices, and especially with colleagues in China, South Korea, and now in Italy, we are monitoring the situation related to the corona virus. We are in constant contact with numerous partners in our most important emitting markets, and we continue to monitor the situation with the further implementation of marketing and promotional activities. Of course, if necessary, we are ready to react in accordance with the new situations in terms of redirecting activities and redistribution of budgets to emitting markets.”Said the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Kristjan Staničić.   The Tourist Board also adopted a proposal for cooperation with the European Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (ECTAA) in 2020.  The campaign by which ECTAA will identify Croatia as a “Preferred Destination” starts on July 1, 2020, and over a six-month period ECTAA will provide visibility to the Croatian National Tourist Board by applying the Croatian tourism logo on all materials and platforms that include the website, social networks , all written and electronic communication according to membership, press releases, research, public and annual reports, public presentations, etc. center_img This tourist year will be specific for several reasons, which is why we want to focus even more clearly and focused on national tourism promotion, said Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli, adding: As sport is one of the important factors of recognition, this year within the Sportska Hrvatska project we will finance several top sports events that occupy a significant place at the national level due to their sporting character and importance in the international arena, and which stand out for their uniqueness. stronger media coverage and coverage. In addition, we are working to increase the recognition of Croatia in the international arena by designing new creative arrangements that are becoming a motive for arrival, and for this purpose this year we grant grants for development programs and the introduction of complex tourist products that enrich the tourist offer. season, reducing seasonality and creating a recognizable image of Croatia as a destination of tourism of special interest “said Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli. The 61st session of the Tourist Board of the Croatian National Tourist Board was held today, at which the members of the council adopted a proposal for a decision on marketing and PR cooperation within the project. “Sports Croatia”, as well as proposals for cooperation with the organizers of mega events in Croatia, which have been successfully organized for many years and which are the motive for the arrival of a large number of guests in the destination.  Photo: Mint The proposal was also adopted at the session Public call for grants to programs of destination management companies in 2020, through which funds will be allocated for programs and tourism products that contribute to the activation of unused tourist resources and the creation of new motives for tourist arrivals throughout Croatia, but with special emphasis on the pre- and post-season periods and the continent. At the end of the session, the Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli he looked back at the situation around the corona virus. “There is no room for panic, the Government headquarters is managing the situation in real time and all services are fully prepared”.last_img read more

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Mother arrested for denying food to 3-year-old and tying her up

first_imgA local woman has been arrested after investigators found that she severely beat a 3-year-old girl, denied her food, and additionally tied the child up to prevent her from sneaking food out of the garbage.31-year-old Takeia Ann Burns was arrested last week in Riviera Beach of charges of aggravated child abuse and neglect of a child causing great bodily harm.Officials say the child weighed 22 pounds, seemed “completely emaciated” had bruises on her eye socket and on her head, and seemed in pain at even the slightest touch from a nurse.Doctors also found that the girl suffered a broken rib, had bleeding on her brain, had belt marks on her back, and other marks on her body that indicated that girl had been tied up.Burns told investigators that she would tie up the girl to prevent her from eating out of the trash. A witness also told authorities that Burns was in the middle of potty training the child and would punish her by beating her or leaving her in a soiled diaper.Burn additionally told police that she did not believe the bruise around the child’s eye socket was that bad so she did not seek medical attention and that the child had not been to a doctor in awhile because the child’s primary doctor no longer accepted her insurance.last_img read more

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Dr. Fauci Says Parts of U.S. Could Open Next Month

first_imgFauci says those factors include the region of the country, as well as the nature of the outbreak it already has experienced and the possible threat of an outbreak to come.Social distancing guidelines imposed by President Trump are set to expire April 30.As of Sunday morning, there are 530,830 confirmed cases and 20,646 deaths in the United States.There are 19,347 total cases and 452 deaths in Florida. The White House’s infectious disease expert said on Sunday that the economy in some parts of the country could be allowed to reopen as soon as next month.Dr. Anthony Fauci explains that there is no light switch that can simply be “clicked” to turn everything back on. He adds that a “rolling re-entry” will be required, based on the status of COVID-19 cases and outbreaks in various parts of the country.The CDC network that tracks #COVID19 hospitalization rates shows overall hospitalization rate increasing, w/ rates increasing w/ age. Rates in ppl 65+ are highest at 39 per 100,000 people. Ppl 65+ should take special precautions to prevent COVID-19. https://t.co/hxtYtJokBG pic.twitter.com/NGaD1dgvHK— CDC (@CDCgov) April 11, 2020last_img read more

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Changes Across the Board at Westport Winery Garden Resort

first_imgSubmitted by Westport WineryWe have been busy at Westport Winery Garden Resort working to exceed our guests’ expectations. Beginning on October 27, we are increasing our restaurant hours from 11 a.m. every day until 5 p.m. We will continue to have expanded dinner service on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Part of the reason for this is to make it easier for those who want to pick up dinner to go on their w ay home from work or on their way to the beach.All of the items on our menu are available for take-out orders, especially our new homemade Chicken Pot Pie. This dish is chock full of our own herb-seasoned and roasted chicken breasts and farm fresh veggies topped with our signature Cougar Gold infused pie crust. We can have this ready for you in ten minutes so you can call ahead or order when you arrive. The Something Blue Garden near the greenhouse is shaping up as perfect place for wedding photos. The new blue bottle wall created by Beau Finley under a living roof topped with plants is a great place to sip a glass of wine. We’ve also added a Corkscrew Pasta with Marinara Sauce. It’s hearty and healthy with big chunks of Italian sausage and diced tomatoes topped with fresh Parmesan cheese. At dinner this is one of four side dishes selections along with Yukon gold baked potato, baked steak fries, or pasta with our Cougar Gold cheese sauce. We also added an exciting new option to our beverage menu for guests in our restaurant. You can select a Wine Flight with any five wines to be delivered to your table for just $5. To help you focus on what’s new, our tasting notes have stars next to our five latest releases. And finally, you will discover a delightful little water feature to enjoy near the Captain Gray sculpture on the western edge of the newBeauty From Ashes Garden.When you visit Westport Winery Garden Resort be sure to explore the unique sculpture garden, lavender labyrinth, musical fence, 9-hole executive golf course, giant chess set, outdoor scrabble game, and grape maze, all located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. You will see why four times this has been voted Best of the Northwest Wine Destination. These award-winning wines are exclusively available at the resort. The tasting room, gift shop, produce market, plant nursery, bakery and gardens, are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and with an expanded menu dinner on Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact Westport Winery Garden Resort at 360-648-2224 or visit the website at www.westportwinery.com.center_img Near the new overflow parking is the area dedicated to our wedding and event facility. Our huge pavilion tent goes back up in the spring next to where our cute little changing cottage is already in place. These two structures are next to our new Victorian Wedding Lawn and White Wedding Garden (just west of our nine-hole orchard golf course). We are currently taking bookings for the 2016 wedding season. Facebook10Tweet0Pin0 We are currently taking reservations for holiday parties. With some redesign in our dining room we have created a separate space for small groups to get together with more privacy.On the outside of the winery, we have doubled the area for parking when visiting the resort and added some new features for your enjoyment.The overflow parking area is located at the driveway past our main entrance. It’s designed to better accommodate those towing trailers and boats. It has a spacious turning roundabout and easy pull-through parking. The gravel path entrance from this parking area to the winery is marked with our two new blue bottle tree sculptures. In our bakery we’ve created a dessert on par with our most popular wine — Duckleberry Grunt. The new Triple Berry Grunt features a raspberry, blackberry and blueberry compote under a hot lemon dumpling crust then topped with vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream. When you order this you can’t help by say, “Wow!”last_img read more

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Down again before soaring: Bhuvneshwar Kumar ruled out of West Indies ODI series; replacement…

first_imgAdvertisement 312NBA Finals | Brooklyn VssmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3gzl( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) blrm7Would you ever consider trying this?😱b6enspCan your students do this? 🌚j8dRoller skating! Powered by Firework Bhuvneshwar Kumar suffered yet another injury that might end his marred year. The injury will rule the right-arm pacer for the three-match ODI series with Shardul Thakur expected to be named as the replacement, although there has been no official confirmation from the BCCI so far. Advertisement After being one of India’s three-pronged attack ever since his debut in late 2012, Bhuvneshwar Kumar soared early but has fallen down the pecking order this year.Advertisement Indian bowling coach Bharat Arun did not divulge the condition of the bowler and claimed that an assessment would be provided after a final prognosis by the medical team following which a media statement would be provided.Although the nature of the injury has not been revealed, it is believed that the nature of the injury is not related to the pulled hamstring that he had suffered earlier this year in England. The pacer reportedly picked up the injury during the recently concluded T20 series against West Indies. The 29-year-old pacer from Meerut informed the medical team after feeling some discomfort.Advertisement The Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling lead had a lacklustre series with the ball after finishing the first two matches without a wicket and conceding 36 runs. Despite finishing with two wickets in the final fixture, he leaked 41 runs.The pacer suffered his first setback this year after pulling out of his run-up in his very first spell during India’s high octane clash against Pakistan at the World Cup. Despite returning back in time for the semi-finals, Bhuvneshwar had to be ruled out for the home series against South Africa and Bangladesh.Shardul Thakur last played in colours for India during their Asia Cup triumph last year and shortly later was handed his Test debut against the West Indies.India’s injury concerns mount after Shikhar Dhawan too failed to recover from his knee injury which ruled him out of the West Indies series entirely. Mayank Agarwal was named as the left-hander’s replacement for the series which is set to commence in Chennai shortly.India head into the ODI series on the bank of a victorious T20 series and also a dominant record against the opposition in the subcontinent.Read Also:Gem amongst stones: Kevin Pietersen discovers swashbuckling toddler on social media; calls for Virat Kohli for his inclusionIndia to create world record with cricket stadium that will accomodate a whooping 110,000 spectators!   Advertisementlast_img read more

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