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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Women’s Hockey: Badgers finally fall, lose two straight against surging Buckeyes

first_imgAll good things must come to an end.This was the case for the incredible in-conference undefeated streak the No. 1 University of Wisconsin Women’s Hockey Team enjoyed. The Badgers learned when it rains it pours as they lost back-to-back games in Columbus over the weekend.On Saturday afternoon against No. 6 Ohio State University, Wisconsin began the game much like many of the others this season — dominant. Though they didn’t score in the first frame, they completely controlled the puck and outshot the Buckeyes 12-2.Women’s Hockey: No. 1 Wisconsin looks to defend ranking in series versus Ohio StateWisconsin (26-1-1-0, 17-0-1-0 Big Ten) will play games against conference foe Ohio State on Friday and Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. Read…The second period allowed the Badgers to get a taste of their own medicine and feel what it’s like to be on the receiving end of a rousing performance. Though OSU only scored a single goal, which was also their only goal, in the second period, they outshot UW by a staggering 21-2 margin in the period.Even in the 1-0 loss, sophomore goalie Kristen Campbell put on a clinic in net. It was a shame she had no offense in front of her to get the ‘W’.Coach Mark Johnson called the middle period, in which Wisconsin took a beating in the shot margin column, “a bit challenging,” but welcomed the difficulty for a team that has faced little adversity this season.In the second game of the series, the Badgers fell to the Buckeyes 3-1. In response to the shot disparity of the prior game, UW did right the ship. In the losing effort, they still managed to outshoot Ohio State 35-20. The only, rather important, issue was putting the puck in the net.Badger women’s hockey alumni poised for Olympic runThe 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang will feature four former Badger Women’s Hockey players representing the USA Olympic Team. Forwards Read…The tilt was tied at a goal apiece heading into the final period but Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s leading point scorer and OSU’s Emma Maltais broke open the game. From then on the Buckeyes converted on an empty-netter and took home their second straight game against the top team in the nation.Johnson did not seem too pessimistic about the loss and seems to understand that all streaks are doomed to end.“We played well today. We competed hard and created some chances. Overall it was a good team effort,” Johnson said.As they look to get back on track, the Badgers will take on Minnesota Duluth in another two-game set this weekend.last_img read more

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James Kotei ready for huge Kaizer Chiefs expectations

first_imgGhanaian midfielder James Kotei says he is ready for the demands that will come with featuring for South Africa’s mist successful club.Kotei was unveiled on Tuesday as one of Kaizer Chiefs’ four new players for the coming season after he joined them in June after leaving Simba of Tanzania on a free transfer despite performances that got him the Midfielder of the Year accolade.Chiefs were strongly linked to him and were ultimately successful in their pursuit.Kotei spoke at the unveiling and stated that he was very sure of dealing with the pressure of playing for a top club like Chiefs.“It is a burden and a huge task that has been laid upon us the players. We have to redeem the image of this club. I learned that for the last four years, the team has not won a title.It is a our duty as players to work our hearts out and help the club.Obviously, there will be pressure but we do not have to let that get to us. We have to forget about that and everything and work hard. If we work hard, everything is possible.”Kotei will be wearing jersey number 5 for the Amakhosi and he may play a part in the Carling Black Label Cup on July 27 against rivals, Orlando Pirates.His Premier Soccer League campaign starts on August 4 away at Highlands Park.last_img read more

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