Bress, Frye, Griffin honored with Vermont higher education awards

first_imgBRESS, FREY AND GRIFFIN HONORED WITHVERMONT WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION ANNUAL AWARDSVermont Women in Higher Education (VWHE) recently announced its award recipients at the organization’s annual conference held at the Lake Morey Resort last month.The awards are named after three outstanding women leaders in Vermont higher education: Sister Elizabeth Candon (former president of Trinity College), Jackie Gribbons (former Dean of Women at UVM), and Peggy Williams (former president of Ithaca and Lyndon State Colleges).Gayle Bress, Coordinator of the Hughes Endeavor for Life Science Excellence (HELiX) Program at the University of Vermont, was given the Sr. Elizabeth Candon Distinguished Service Award. This award is given annually to a woman who has shown evidence of promoting and working toward the advancement of women in higher education and administration, and who has been involved in national, regional, state or local professional and/or service organizations. Bress’ nomination cited her leadership in local efforts to encourage young women to pursue careers in science.Cathy Frey, Dean of the School of Mathematics and Sciences at Norwich University, was honored with the Jackie M. Gribbons Leadership Award. This award recognizes a woman who has demonstrated leadership, served as a mentor for aspiring professionals, developed innovated programs, and contributed significantly to her institution and profession. Frey was identified by her colleagues as a “woman pioneer” in academic administration at Norwich, and noted for her passion in recruiting mathematics majors from underrepresented populations.Patricia Griffin, Resident Dean and Women’s Sports Coach at Landmark College, was given the Peggy R. Williams Emerging Professional Award. This award recognizes a woman in the early stages of her career in higher education who demonstrates excellence in her professional contribution to students, colleagues and/or her institution. Griffin was recognized for connecting deeply with, and advocating for, students, as well as for her innovative student development programming.VWHE is sponsored by the American Council on Education’s Office of Women in Higher Education, based in Washington, D.C., and has been active in the state of Vermont for nearly 25 years. VWHE works to foster connections among women in various sectors of higher education, promote women’s leadership and encourage and support women leaders of diverse backgrounds. In addition, VWHE works through state and national organization networks to identify, recommend and advance women in higher education here in Vermont. The organization maintains an open membership policy and welcomes the participation of women from all levels of administration, staff and faculty.Additional information on Vermont Women in Higher Education can be found at www.vwhe.org(link is external).# # #last_img read more

UK roundup: Merchant Navy, Pirelli schemes agree derisking deals

first_imgDerisking transactions covering some £590m (€670m) of pensioner benefits at four schemes have been announced.The £3bn Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund (MNOPF) sealed a £490m buy-in with Legal & General Group, covering all members that retired since it completed a £1.5bn longevity insurance transaction in 2014.Andy Waring, chief executive of the MNOPF, said: “Securing the benefits of our members has always been a significant part of the MNOPF journey plan. Our next milestone is to promote and grow the [defined contribution] Ensign Retirement Plan, so that we can provide the same security in retirement for the next generation of maritime employees.”Separately, three defined benefit (DB) pension schemes linked to Italian tyre company Pirelli Group concluded a buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), covering around £100m of benefits. The transaction means that the three schemes are completely de-risked, according to a statement from PIC.  Last year Pirelli’s main UK DB schemes completed longevity swaps worth £600m with Zurich Assurance.LGPS launches investment management consultancy procurement frameworkUK local authority pension funds and their fledgling asset pools have finalised a new framework for the procurement of investment management consultancy services.It is a restructuring of the first national framework of its kind, launched in 2013. According to a statement, since then 27 local government pension scheme (LGPS) funds from across the UK had joined the original seven founder authorities participating in the framework. A total of 34 contracts have been agreed under the framework with savings estimated to reach over £3.6m.The organisation overseeing national LGPS frameworks said the 2013 concept was “fully refreshed and restructured” to meet the current and future needs of the LGPS, including the pooling arrangements.Nigel Keogh, National LGPS Frameworks operations and development manager, told IPE that the new framework included different “lots” because the asset pools would have different requirements to individual funds. The previous framework only had one lot. The new framework is split into lots for investment consultancy services; manager search, selection, monitoring and review services; and investment management consultancy-related specialist services. The new framework was the outcome of collaboration between Brunel Pension Partnership, Cambridgeshire County Council, Cheshire Pension Fund, the London Boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets, Merseyside Pension Fund, Norfolk Pension Fund, Northamptonshire County Council and West Sussex Pension Fund.It was supported by the National LGPS Frameworks team, and procurement and legal specialists from Norfolk County Council.Frameworks for transition management and implementation services are due to be ready soon. Minimum standards for professional trustees New standards outlining what is expected of professional trustees were published for consultation today.They have been drawn up by the industry-led Professional Trustee Standards Working Group (PTSWG) to establish minimum requirements for professional trustees of occupational pension schemes.The group has set out standards in six areas that all professional trustees are expected to meet:Fitness and propriety;Integrity;Expertise and care;Impartiality and conflicts of interest;Professional behaviour;Systems and controls.Specific guidelines were set out for professional trustees who were also the chair of a scheme, and for those who were the sole trustee of a scheme. Topics range from having the skills to lead, negotiate and reach a consensus to providing strategic direction and actively challenging advice.Andrew Bradshaw, chair of PTSWG, said: “With the growing influence of professional trustees, it is important that the industry adopts a recognised set of professional standards. ”The challenge for the PTSWG has been to produce a set of universal standards which recognise the wide range of business structures and services that professional trustees and their firms now provide.  We very much hope that the standards strike the right balance and look forward to hearing the views of professional trustees and the wider industry during the consultation period.”The consultation will run until 2 March 2018. After the standards have been published the PTSWG will develop an accreditation framework, which professional trustees will be expected to meet.last_img read more

MLB trade rumors: Athletics have explored deals for Mets’ Zack Wheeler, Reds’ Tanner Roark

first_img MLB trade news: Athletics acquire lefty Jake Diekman from Royals Oakland is 58-47, eight games back of the Astros in the American League West and a 1/2-game back of the Rays who possess the second wild-card spot.The Athletics earned the second wild-card spot in 2018 by virtue of a great second half, but they had to go with an opener in the wild-card game against the Yankees and lost that game after Liam Hendriks got the team off to a rough start by allowing two runs in the first inning. The A’s already acquired starter Homer Bailey from Kansas City this season, but they don’t appear to think they have enough depth in their rotation.#Athletics do not figure to stop with Diekman and Homer Bailey, both of whom they acquired in separate trades from #Royals. Per sources, they have explored adding another starting pitcher, with #Mets’ Zack Wheeler and #Reds’ Tanner Roark among their targets. @TheAthleticMLB.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 27, 2019Both Wheeler and Roark are free agents after this season, so the Athletics will not have to give up the same haul for guys like Noah Syndergaard and Marcus Stroman who have two years and one year remaining on their deals, respectively. Related News The Athletics acquired lefty Jake Diekman from the Royals on Saturday but they may not be done yet.Oakland has explored deals for Mets starter Zack Wheeler and Reds righty Tanner Roark, according to The Athletic. MLB trade rumors: Mets exploring 3-team deal sending Noah Syndergaard to Padres, netting Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman MLB trade rumors: Astros ‘mounting push’ for Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman Oakland went on to lose 7-2.The team has some good starters in Mike Fiers, Chris Bassitt, Brett Anderson and Bailey, but Anderson has dealt with injury issues as has Bailey, Bassitt is young and Frankie Montas — who is the team’s best pitcher — can’t pitch in the playoffs due to a PED suspension.They need help in their rotation and they need it immediately. Both Wheeler and Roark would give them that.last_img read more

Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill apologizes for crude language in leaked audio, denies beating son

first_img“Punching my son in the chest would probably refer to me teaching my son how to box, cause we do have boxing gloves at our house…” [@ftbeard_17]🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️pic.twitter.com/1kPlEoEUlu— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) July 28, 2019Hill was under investigation both by the police and NFL over the allegations that he broke his 3-year-old son’s arm by hitting him, along with allegations that he beat the boy with a belt. Espinal secretly recorded her confronting Hill, saying their son was “terrified” of him. He also addressed the part of the recording where he thumped his son in the chest, saying that he was teaching the child to box and pushed him on the chest to practice.”Punching my son in (his) chest. That would probably refer to me teaching my son how to box,” Hill said. “Because we do got boxing gloves at our house.”He added that the boy likes to pretend to be Iron Man and that he loves to roughhouse. Prosecutors still have a case open against Hill, but it’s considered inactive. The NFL decided not to punish him further, clearing him to play at the beginning of the season. However, the league said it didn’t have full access to law enforcement’s records and said it was still monitoring the case. Hill said that he is excited for the future and reiterated that he that he has grown from his experience.“I can’t wait for my new journey, man. I’m excited,” he said. “I’m working every day to be a better father, better person, better citizen, a better son, too, to my parents. One thing stood out to me, my mom, as I was going through this long process, my mom told me, people don’t need to change, they need to grow. When you think about it, a tree changes and a tree grows every day.”My mom kept telling me ‘Reek, you need to grow. You need to add layers to yourself because if a tree grows, it doesn’t go back.’ So, I don’t want to go back. I want to grow every day of my life.” NFL coaches scheming to ‘weaponize’ new pass interference challenge rule, report says Tyreek Hill spoke for the first time about the allegations surrounding him after Chiefs training camp Sunday.The receiver apologized for the way he spoke to his ex-fiancee Crystal Espinal on a leaked recording, in which he said she should be afraid of him, but added he never abused their son. A.J. Green injury update: Bengals wide receiver out 6-8 weeks with torn ankle ligaments Tyreek Hill welcomed by cheers at Chiefs training camp Hill said he wanted to “man up” for the language he used in the audio, which he said he didn’t know of until it was released in April.”I don’t want nobody talking to my little sister, my daughter that I have now, my mom like that. It’s very disrespectful,” Hill said. “I mean, my mom got onto me, like she thumped me in the ear, like, Come on, man, Reek. Come on, grow up, grow up out of it. So, never again. Like I said I’m growing as a human being, as a person. Never again.” Related Newslast_img read more

Great results to start season at Panorama for Whitewater Racers

first_imgWhitewater skiers did not disappoint the coaching staff as the squad experienced some great results at the Kinder Kootenay Zone race held recently at Panorama near Invermere.Jamis Beattie paced the Whitewater team with two fourths and a fifth during the giant slalom race weekend.Haley Mitchell registered a pair of eighth-place finishes while Savannah Leishman finished with two ninths and a 10th.Harper Henderson spent most of day one at the hospital following and exciting crash during the first run Saturday morning.Henderson was transported to hospital for X-rays, which proved to show no fractures, just bruises.Henderson raced Sunday after being cleared by doctors.“The racers had never seen blue snow before so it was a great learning experience and all of the racers improved by leaps and bounds over the two days,” said Whitewater coach Dylan Henderson. “We entered a total of 14 racers which is the most Whitewater racers at a Kinder zone race in many years.”Kootenay zone skiers faced some stiff competition from the home team, which races against mostly Alberta teams.Team Pano is a very high-performance team bolstered with National level coaches.Team Whitewater is off to Kimberley this weekend for the first slalom races of the [email protected]last_img read more

9 days agoBrewster reveals Liverpool boss Klopp instantly rejected loan request

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Brewster reveals Liverpool boss Klopp instantly rejected loan requestby Freddie Taylor9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool youngster Rhian Brewster says Jurgen Klopp immediately rejected his request to leave the club on loan.The 19-year-old has made just one appearance for the Reds this season.And Brewster revealed he asked to leave the club temporarily in the summer.”He said no straight away, so that shows that he has great faith in me and wants to push me towards the first team,” Brewster said.”Obviously it’s hard, with our front three, to get game-time because they’re all amazing players. It’s going to be difficult, but you just have to keep going and going.” last_img read more

Taylor Decker Tweets At Jaylon Smith, Says He’d Never Try To Injure Another Player

first_imgDetroit Lions offensive lineman Taylor DeckerBALTIMORE, MD – DECEMBER 3: Offensive tackle Taylor Decker #68 of the Detroit Lions looks on from the bench against the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on December 3, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame’s star junior linebacker, suffered what looked like a devastating leg injury during today’s Fiesta Bowl loss to Ohio State. Smith injured himself trying to regain his balance after taking a shove from Ohio State offensive lineman Taylor Decker near the end of the play. Some thought Decker committed a cheap shot, considering Smith wasn’t near the ball and the play was basically over. However, the veteran lineman took to Twitter a little while ago to clarify what happened. Decker tweeted at Smith, saying he’d never try to injure another player and didn’t intend to put him at risk. @JaeeSmiff9ENT pic.twitter.com/iNsILFwZjB— Taylor Decker (@TDeck68) January 2, 2016This is a very classy move on Decker’s part. The play didn’t look malicious, even if the two players were engaged away from the ball.last_img read more

She was just lovely Slain Fredericton police officer loved giving back

first_imgFREDERICTON – A Fredericton police officer killed in Friday’s shootings was a compassionate woman keen on helping her community, a longtime friend said Sunday.Fiona Williams said she had known Const. Sara Burns for most of her life, but the two only reconnected about six months ago when the officer helped raise funds for Liberty Lane, a local housing centre for women in crisis.“(She was) one of these people you always feel comfortable around, she was always down to earth,” said Williams, Liberty Lane’s executive director. “Lovely, she was just lovely.”Williams described Burns as a warm person who talked constantly about her three sons and her love for her job.“Our parents were friends when I was a child, so we had a lot of family-friend parties when we were kids,” she said.Williams said Burns and her husband Steven helped raise money for Liberty Lane: Steven and his best friend, Brian Jones, walked from Edmundston, N.B., to Fredericton in June to raise awareness and funds for the organization.While Burns was too busy with her police work to go on the walk itself, Williams said she worked hard from the sidelines to promote the fundraiser through local events.“That’s not something they could have done without their family’s involvement and support,” said Williams.Liberty Lane provides second-stage housing and outreach for women and children fleeing abusive situations.Burns and Jones raised over $130,000 for the cause, and the Burns family accepted an award through TD Bank’s Customer Appreciation Day for their fundraising efforts, just two weeks before the officer was killed at the age of 43 Friday. The shooting also claimed the lives of fellow officer Const. Robb Costello and civilians Bobbie Lee Wright and Donnie Robichaud.Burns decided to follow her dream of being a police officer when she was 40.She attended the Atlantic Police Academy at Holland College and was hired in Fredericton in 2016. She had been an auxiliary officer with the force for a time as well.One local politician told the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal when Burns was hired that the city was “very excited” to have her on board.In 2015, Burns told a Summerside, P.E.I., newspaper that she saw policing as a demanding career.“(Policing) is something that I think challenges you physically, mentally and socially; you need to be aware of those components,” she told the Journal Pioneer. “It’s a really challenging field and to survive you need to keep all of those in check.”Burns also held a degree in criminology from St. Thomas University.In recent months, Williams said Burns expressed a keen interest in mental health and working with youth, which she said is an important quality for police to have.“As a police officer, you’re not counselling people, but you really have to approach every situation differently,” Williams said.“It was really important that she understood mental health, and what some youth finding themselves at risk might be going through.”Burns was proud of her line of work, frequently sharing links to articles about police work and issues on her Facebook page. She linked to a story about Const. Frank Deschenes, who was killed in a roadside crash last year, and shared an article about the high rate of suicide among first responders.In May, Burns shared an image of a police hat and said: “Share if you’re proud of a police officer.”Burns’ family has asked for privacy as they grieve, but said in a statement that Burns loved her job and “went to work each shift committed to serving this great community.”They also expressed condolences to Costello.Costello, 45, was a 20-year police veteran and the father of four children.His partner, Jackie McLean, said in a statement of behalf of the family that she sought privacy but wanted to say a few things about him.“Robb was the single most positive person I have ever met; and that was obvious to everyone who met him. He had a special way of dealing with people — fair, but strong and tough when needed. He was the only officer I’ve ever known to write a ticket and have the recipient thank him for it,” she said.Wright, 32, and Robichaud, 42, the civilian victims of Friday’s attack, just started dating in August. Robichaud, a local musician, had two teenage sons and a daughter.Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, will appear in court on Aug. 27 to face four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths. Police did not say if the suspect and victims were known to each other and a motive is not yet known.— By Alex Cooke in Halifaxlast_img read more

Arizona Mining shares up on takeover offer by Australian company South32

first_imgVANCOUVER – Shares of Arizona Mining Inc. soared in early trading after the company announced a deal to be acquired by Australian company South32 Ltd. that valued the company at about $2.1 billion.Under the deal, South32, which already holds a 17 per cent stake in the company, has agreed to pay $6.20 per share for the shares it does not already hold.Shares in Arizona Mining were up $2.00 or about 48 per cent at $6.13 in trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.The deal requires approval by a two-thirds majority vote by shareholders including South32 and a simple majority of shareholders excluding South32.The company says directors and officers of Arizona Mining, who own a 34 per cent stake in the company, entered into voting support agreements.Arizona Mining owns the Hermosa base-metals project in southern Arizona.Companies in this story: (TSX:AZ)last_img read more

Indian mens hockey team registers comfortable 30 win against Australia A

first_imgPerth: Young striker Sumit Kumar Jr struck a brace after comeback-man Rupinder Pal Singh opened the scoring as India’s men’s hockey thumped Australia ‘A’ 3-0, here Friday. Drag-flicker Rupinder, competing after nearly eight-month injury layoff , scored in the the sixth minute to give the visitors the lead. Sumit found the back of the net in the 12th and 13th minutes, helping India win their second game in a row. The aggressive Indians dominated the first quarter, constantly looked to break into the striking circle. The tactic worked as all three goals were scored in the first quarter putting the home team on the back-foot. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju India’s first goal came when the team won their first short corner of the match. Rupinder showed good nick, as he timed the flick well with good power and speed to send it past the opposition goalkeeper. Defender Harmanpreet Singh’s skillful tackling saw Australia ‘A’ lose ball possession which led to India’s second goal. A fine assist by skipper Manpreet Singh to Sumit saw the youngster score a superb field goal in the 12th minute. The home team were left stunned when India converted their third goal in the very next minute when striker Akashdeep Singh set-up the goal scored by 21-year-old Sumit. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters With a formidable 3-0 lead in the first quarter, India did well in terms of stitching together good defence to hold off the Australian attack. Harmanpreet remained a vital cog of Indian defence as he won possession from Australian ball-carrier on several occasions that broke the home team’s rhythm. Australia’s lone goal-scoring opportunity came in the second quarter when they created a PC but India goalkeeper Krishan Pathak was up to the task. “It was a very good first quarter with the basics right. After a 3-0 lead, it was important we stayed focused on the process. The second and third quarter was tight. I was happy with the things we have been working on, we created a lot of opportunities and I believe we can still do better in our finishing,” Indian chief coach, Graham Reid said. India will play their next game on Monday where the team will look to continue their fine run in the tour. “The next game will be harder and we are looking forward to it. The team will be stronger from today’s which had about seven national players from Australian senior team. But it’s a good progression,” Reid added.last_img read more