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Andrea Rogers receives 2009 YWCA THRIVE Award

first_imgYWCA Vermont announces that Andrea Rogers, Flynn Performing Arts Center Executive Director will receive the 2009 YWCA Thrive Award. Ms Rogers will be honored at the YWCA Thrive luncheon on Thursday, October 29 for her leadership in the community.YWCA Thrive award recognizes the intrinsic value successful women and girls bring to their communities, workplaces, and the world. This year’s thrive awardee exemplifies this important purpose through her own unique leadership and vision.Rogers was previously the director of prevention for the Vermont Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, she ran the University of Vermont Church Street Center, was instrumental in the fundraising required to reopen the Flynn in 1981 after which she served as the capital fund director. In 1983 Rogers became the Flynn s executive director. She is also co-founder of the Discover Jazz Festival. We had so many strong nominations for this award; it was extremely difficult to choose. Andrea rose to the top based on the impact her work has made on the three criteria for the award, stated Sara Blum, YWCA board member and chair of the Thrive Award nomination committee. Our Vermont community is enhanced by Andrea s work, and we re pleased to be able to recognize her for those efforts.Ms. Rogers was one of five finalists. The YWCA Vermont also recognizes and congratulates Amy Judd, Jeanne Lynch, Sandy Baird, and Wanda Heading-Grant for their manifold contributions to building communities where women and girls thrive.The YWCA Thrive luncheon is sponsored by KeyBank, Domtar; Merchants Bank; Chittenden, a division of People s United Bank; Kinney Insurance; SymQuest Group; and Ben & Jerry s.For more information about the award and lunch please visit: is external). Seats may also be purchased at the website.About the YWCA VermontChartered in 1919, the YWCA of Vermont is a pro-active membership organization that works in collaboration to offer programs to eliminate racism and provide opportunities for growth, leadership, and power for women and girls of all ages, races, cultures, and creeds. The YWCA of Vermont is an affiliate of the YWCA USA, which works to eliminate racism and empower women. Source: YWCA###last_img read more

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Tipp pair selected for Saracens clash

first_imgMunster have made 5 changes for this weekends Champions Cup semi-final against Saracens at the Aviva.The Tipperary duo of Donnacha Ryan and Tommy O’Donnell are in the starting 15.Conor Murray is still out injured – Duncan Willems is at scrum half while Tyler Bleyendaal returns at out half and Darren Sweetnam is replaced on the wing by Andrew Conway. CJ Stander has got over an ankle injury and starts at number 8 with Peter O’Mahony captaining the side from the blindside.Sean O’Brien is out of Leinster’s semi final clash with Clermont in Lyon on Sunday.Head Coach Leo Cullen has confirmed the back row has a tightness in his hamstring.Joey Carberry gets the nod at full back while Fergus Mc Fadden and Isa Nacewa are on the wings.The back row is Rhys Ruddock , Dan Leavy and Jack Conan meaning that Josh Van Der Flier is on the bench. Photo: © Munsterrugby.ielast_img read more

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Police investigate after cheerleading coach found stabbed to death in his home

first_imgThe Miami-Dade Police Department is currently investigating the death of a cheerleading coach who was found dead of multiple stab wounds in his apartment.Authorities say Joany Lobo, also known as Jojo, was found dead Friday around 3:00 pm after several friends and coworkers contacted his family when he did not show up for work and no one could reach him.When authorities arrived at the apartment on Southwest 125th Avenue, they reported that no one answered the door and that the door was locked.With the help of the fire department, police were able to enter the apartment where they later found the 39-year-old deceased and covered in stab wounds.While not much is known about the case at this time, investigators did report that there was no sign of forced entry and that the killer is believed to have locked the door on the way out of the apartment. If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.last_img read more

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first_imgTHE PRESSURE COOKER that can be a police officer’s life and career can manifest itself in many ways, many of them unhealthy, unfortunately. And one of them can be in acting out in domestic violence situations.As investigators continue to probe the circumstances that caused the pot to boil over, that caused veteran Neptune Police Sergeant Phillip Seidle to allegedly kill his ex-wife, Tamara Seidle in Asbury Park last week, the mother of his nine children, and what their history together may ultimately reveal, professionals working in the realm of domestic violence have seen not uncommon – though not necessarily as tragic – stories before.“They see things most of us are never exposed to in terms of traumatic experience,” said Anna Diaz-White, executive director of 180 Turning Lives Around, which works with victims of domestic violence and their families. She was talking about police and military members in general, who can share common experiences that can manifest into this type of behavior. “And they don’t really have the opportunity, generally, to get the help,” due to social stigmas often found in those still predominately masculine professions.“I think there is concern among officers that there is a fear it will get out and affect their careers and employment prospects.” And that can affect victims who are reluctant to seek help, she said.Experts spoken to for this story acknowledged they couldn’t speak directly to the Seidle situation and were discussing this in general terms. “But being realistic, officers have a very difficult job and the trauma that they see over time impacts them. And if we’re not making it OK for them to talk about what they’re dealing with that can put them more at risk and using abuse and violence at home,” said Nicole Morella, director of public policy and communications for the New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women.Diaz-White said, “I don’t believe there is any good research,” to indicate police officers actually commit domestic violence more than any other profession. “Probably not,” she suspected.While, “I not painting a picture that all law enforcement have a propensity for this,” Morella said, There is a sense of control and authority that can come with those in law enforcement, generally speaking and “sometimes bring that home.”Katharine Spillar, executive director of the Feminist Majority Foundation, a women’s advocacy organization, said the organization’s National Center for Women and Policing has done studies dating back to the 1990s. Its research has indicated that domestic violence has occurred in approximately 40 percent of law enforcement families as opposed to 10 percent in the general population.“It’s a big problem,” Spillar maintained. How big is hard to ascertain because many police departments across the country do not have sufficient policies for addressing the situation, or ignore them, she alleged.Compounding the situation, Morella explained is access to firearms. “Unfortunately, we know when there are firearms present in a home where there is domestic violence there is a five percent greater risk of that victim being killed by the perpetrator.”Access to help for the victims and other family members is imperative in law enforcement and for all families, Diaz-White stressed. “Because not only do the fam- ilies pay the price,” she said, “but society pays the price as well.”By John Burtonlast_img read more

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Hawks steal 5-4 victory in what promises to the the first of many battles between these to Murdoch Division heavyweights

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsIt this was a taste of what’s to come then hockey fans will not want to miss any of the games this season between Nelson and Beaver Valley.Like two MMA fighters battling it out in the octagon, the Hawks and Leafs gave hockey fans a treat Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena with Beaver Valley scoring the final knockout blow during a 5-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory.“It’s our first intra-division game with either Nelson or Castlegar we’ve had this year . . . so we had a lot of anticipation for this game and I think it’s going to be a battle all year,” said Beaver Valley coach and GM, Terry Jones following the game.The line of Chris Derochie, Ryan Edwards and rookie Craig Martin proved to be the difference once the Hawks got going in the second period.The trio produced nine points with Martin doing most of the damage by netting the hat-trick performance as Beaver Valley rallied from a 3-0 deficit with seven minutes remaining in the second period.“Craig (Martin), Ryan (Edwards) and Chris (Derochie) have really got it going . . . they have an amazing chemistry going right now,” game.“They just find each other and they’re burying the puck when they get a chance.”The early part of the game was as close as it comes to being all Nelson — at least the breaks favoured the home side.After the teams had ventured out into the ring from their perspective corners, it was the Leafs tossing the first haymaker as Colton Schell beat Zach Perehudoff in the Beaver Valley nets.Nelson then went up 2-0 minutes into a seven-minute power play as Patrick Martens tapped in a rebound past Perehudoff on the edge of the goal crease.Even though Martens scored his second of the game midway through the middle frame to give the home side a 3-0 lead, the Leafs may look back on the seven-minute penalty to Bryan Hinchcliffe as missed opportunity for the clinching blow.“When you have a seven-minute advantage there’s got to be more productivity,” said Leaf winger Brett Norman. “I think we only had four shots on that whole power play.”Norman thought the early power play goal by Martens might have allowed the Leafs to let up on the Hawks.“I think we thought when we got the goal it will come to us again just as easy . . . why do we have to work for it,” he said.“On the power play you have to work twice as hard to get what you want.”Beaver Valley climbed back into the game when Martin snapped home a centering pass from Edwards.Ryan Dixon cut the margin to 3-2 before Martin, with his second of the period 11 seconds later, tied the game before the period ended.The third period was up for grabs as both fighters exchanged blows. But Christian Johnson snapped the 3-3 tie on a shot Leaf goalie Andrew Walton would definitely like to have back as the shot seemed to handcuff the veteran backstopper before dribbling into the net.Two minutes later Martin snapped home his third of the game.Nik Newman scored on the power play to cut the margin to 5-4. But Perehudoff slammed the door on the Nelson shooters in the final minute to preserve the victory.Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs 27-23 and climb to within a point of Nelson in Murdoch Division standings.The Leafs have little time to rest their wounds as the club travels to Grand Forks Thursday to meet the Bruins.Friday Nelson plays its league high 11th game of the season when the Kimberley Dynamiters pay a visit to the NDCC Arena.Friday Beaver Valley hosts Creston before traveling to Osoyoos to meet the Desert Dogs Saturday.ICE CHIPS: Forward Max Mois started the game for Nelson but watched most of the action from the stands with a bandaged left arm. The result saw Leaf defenceman Cameron Dobransky for the second game move up to the forward line. . . . Patrick Martens, finishing the game with two goals and two assist and the game’s third star, moves into a tie for the Nelson scoring lead with Matti Jmaeff. . . . .The big line for Beaver Valley — Chris Derochie, Ryan Edwards and Craig Martin — hold down the top three stops in the KIJHL scoring race with Edwards (22 points) leading his mates by [email protected]last_img read more

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Russell aiming to set a high bar, rich legacy

first_imgKOLKATA, India (CMC): Global trotting Twenty20 superstar Andre Russell says his ultimate goal is to create a rich legacy in cricket’s shortest format by setting the bar as high as he possibly can. The West Indies all-rounder was speaking in a post-match interview after a small but impressive cameo with the bat and brilliant death bowling that spurred Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to an exciting seven-run victory over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday. Russell lashed 16 from 10 balls at the death as KKR rallied to 164 for three and crippled Kings XI run chase with a fiery opening spell that reduced them to 13 for three in the fourth over. “This is what I really work hard for. I am an all-rounder. I know my job is not very easy. My job is very hard,” said the Jamaican cricketer. “So I don’t have a problem batting until the end then coming and bowl the first over of the innings and bowl the last over. I don’t mind doing it.” Russell, who started his innings in the 17th over, belted a four and a six in a 27-run third wicket partnership and returned to capture four wickets for 20 runs from his four overs. With Kings XI needing 12 runs from the final over, Man-of-the- Match Russell conceded just four runs and also effected a run-out and grabbed his fourth wicket. “I think as a youngster part of my legacy I plan to leave behind, I want to set the bar as high as possible. So I love these challenges,” said Russell, a member of the West Indies team that defeated England in the finals to regain the T20 World Cup recently. “I enjoy bowling in this moment where you know it is either I can win the game for my team, or if it goes the other way, I learn from it and take a positive from it knowing next time what can I do different. So I enjoy the load and I just want to go from strength to strength.” With the victory, KKR joined new boys Gujarat Lions on 12 points but topped the standings courtesy of a superior net run rate.last_img read more

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Youngsters lift Banyana in Cyprus

first_img12 March 2013A fast start to the second half gave South Africa’s women’s football team, Banyana Banyana, their first victory at the 2013 Cyprus Cup, a 2-1 win over Northern Ireland at the Tasos Markou Stadium in Paralimni on Monday afternoon.Both two sides came into the match having not scored nor registered a point in their opening two Group C encounters, but that changed in the second half.After a slow and rather dull first half, it was the two second-half substitutions made by coach Joseph Mkhonza that livened things up.Superb workShortly after the resumption, Mkhonza brought on Gloria Thato and Robyn Moodaly to operate on the wings, and it was their superb work on the flanks that made the telling changes, resulting in strikers Jermaine Seoposenwe and Andisiwe Mgcoyi manufacturing the much-needed victory for the African Women’s Championship silver medallists.Moodaly and Seoposenwe, the two talented youngsters promoted from Basetsana, the national under-20 team, scored the two goals within a space of five minutes.GoalFirst, Thato linked well with Mgcoyi on the left wing where the tall striker controlled the ball with her right foot before whipping in a delightful cross which was brilliantly volleyed into the back of the net by Moodaly.Shortly after that opener, Banyana got their second goal. Thato’s neat interchange with Nothando Vilakazi saw the latter cross from the left wing for Seoposenwe to easily slot the ball home at the near post to make it 2-0 to South Africa.As was the case with their defeat to Republic of Ireland on Friday, Banyana Banyana again dominated the contest and should have added a couple more goals had the outstanding midfielder Refiloe Jane and debutant Shiwe Nogwaya been more accurate in front of goals towards the end of the match.‘Not easy’“We may have won but, it was not an easy outing,” said Banyana Banyana vice-captain Jane after the match.“The substitutions made us change our system, which completely caught the opponents off guard, but overall we are thrilled with the result and being able to finally find the target in Cyprus.”The central defensive pair of Lebogang Mabatle and Janine van Wyk defended with aplomb, but despite their heroics they could not prevent Northern Ireland striker Lynda Sheperd from scoring a consolation goal with a flick on from a free kick, which made the final score 2-1.Banyana will play Northern Ireland again on Wednesday in the playoffs.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Eustaquio, two other Filipinos headline ONE: Total Victory

first_imgGeje Eustaquio declared the winner. Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPGeje Eustaquio’s quest for glory takes him to Indonesia as he leads two other Filipinos in action at ONE: Total Victory on September 16 at Jakarta Convention Center.The 28-year-old from Team Lakay will wage war against former ONE Flyweight World Champion Kairat Akhmetov of Kazakhstan in the main event of what promises to be an action-packed card.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Nothing has improved’: Hidilyn frustrated with the state of PH weightlifting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Eustaquio (9-5), who is fresh from his split decision victory against Anatpong Bunrad last May, seeks to continue his ascent in the flyweight rankings and inch closer to getting his shot on the gold.Akhmetov (23-1), meanwhile, is eyeing to bounce back after falling to Adriano Moraes last month and reclaim his belt.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 shutoutAlso representing the Philippines in the Jakarta card are strawweight Roy Doliguez and flyweight Ramon Gonzales.The 35-year-old Doliguez is looking to snap his three-match losing skid and once again showcase his striking prowess as he takes on former Shooto South American Strawweight Champion Yago Bryan of Brazil.center_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy PLAY LIST 01:27ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy01:22Learning doesn’t stop for Geje Eustaquio—inside and outside ONE cage02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:37Protesters 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 MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Hitman MMA’s Gonzales, meanwhile, will bank on his karate background as he faces off against Liu De Li Ge Ri Hu of Mongolia.Other matches announced for the card are the flyweight bout between hometown bet Stefer Rahardian against Sim Bunsrun; the heavyweight clash between Alain Ngalani of Cameroon and Hideki Sekine of Japan; Indonesian martial artist Sunoto versus 19-year-old featherweight Thai Rithy of Cambodia; Indonesian Jeremy Meciaz against Hisyam Samsudin of Malaysia in another heavyweight bout; Liberian striker Jerome S. Paye versus former Thai boxing world champion Yodsanan Sityodtong; 24-year-old Adrian Matheis of Indonesia squaring off against the debuting Phat Soda of Cambodia; and bantamweights Riski Umar and Adi Nugroho lock horns in the undercard. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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10 months agoNewcastle targeting Leeds striker Kemar Roofe

first_imgNewcastle targeting Leeds striker Kemar Roofeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United are targeting Leeds striker Kemar Roofe.The Mirror says Rafa Benitez is considering a move for Roofe — if funds for new signings are made available to him.The 25-year-old has scored 13 goals in 18 games for the Championship promotion chasers.And Toon boss Benitez knows he’d bring the firepower he is looking to add at St James’ Park.Leeds, however, are well aware that Roofe’s goals will be vital to them if they want to reach the Premier League. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Photo: The Cleveland Browns Had A Spelling Error Announcing Their 1st Round Pick For The 2nd Year In A Row

first_imgCleveland Browns have spelling error while announcing their 19th overall pick.Cleveland Browns’ Spelling ErrorFor the second year in a row, the Cleveland Browns had some difficulty announcing one of their first-round picks on Twitter. Last year, while announcing the selection of Johnny Manziel, Cleveland’s Twitter account misspelled “22nd.” It took them three tries to get it right. And tonight, while announcing the selection of Florida State offensive lineman Cameron Erving, the Browns spelled the player’s last name wrong. It’s “Erving,” not “Irving.”The Browns just misspelled the name of their own 1st round pick. Sigh….— Al Ciammaichella (@Gotribe31) May 1, 2015Thankfully, it didn’t take them too long to correct it. With the 19th pick in the 2015 #NFLDraft the #Browns select Florida State OL Cameron Erving. #BrownsDraft— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 1, 2015Do better, Cleveland.last_img read more