Vermont Chamber of Commerce Elects New Board Members

first_imgLast month at its Annual Meeting members of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce elected seven businesspeople to the Board of Directors.The Vermont Chamber welcomes the following individuals to its Board of Directors:Tom Donahue; Rutland Region Chamber of CommerceKevin Dwyer; Hackett, Valine, and MacDonaldDaria Mason; Central Vermont Medical CenterBob Rogan; Burlington, VermontKathleen Schirling; Chittenden BankStephen Terry; Green Mountain PowerDavid Wolk; Castleton State CollegeDuane Marsh, Vermont Chamber President, stated, “We are very pleased that these individuals have agreed to bring their talents to the table. They will add to the Vermont Chamber’s diverse representation of the Vermont business community.”Each new member will serve for a one-year term, effective immediately.###last_img read more


Day 3 observations from football training camp

first_img Published on August 7, 2013 at 6:29 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Once again Syracuse’s quarterbacks warmed up their arms at the start of practice. And once again, John Kinder was not one of those quarterbacks.He wore a green No. 14 jersey again at practice on Wednesday, working as a wide receiver for the second day in a row. During a casual toss, Kinder caught passes from freshman quarterback Mitch Kimble and handed the ball to freshman quarterback Austin Wilson instead of throwing it back himself.Scott Shafer is expected to speak about Kinder’s reason for the switch, and other matters, at a press conference at 6:40 p.m., following the conclusion of Syracuse’s first day practicing with shoulder pads.Hunt works with first team againTerrel Hunt worked with the first-team offense and Drew Allen commanded the second. Hunt took snaps from first-team center Macky MacPherson.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn a light drill, he completed three passes to Ashton Broyld and also hit Prince-Tyson Gulley and Jerome Smith.Hunt and Allen both looked very comfortable. Midway through practice, backup center Jason Emerich approached Allen looking for a high five. Allen finished dancing and then high-fived Emerich. Both quarterbacks have completed the vast majority of passes they’ve thrown through three days and seem jovial yet focused.Perles digs into offensive linemenOffensive line coach Pat Perles had his players do a drill where they were cramped under an extended bar. They exploded through the bar, hitting an orange mat and plowing into their teammates.Early on in the drill, Perles was visibly upset with three players – offensive linemen Jesse Wolf-Gould, John Miller and Jon Burton. He scolded all three players for their laziness.“They want rookies to be in there before them,” Perles yelled to another coach. “Give ‘em 10 down-ups.”Two minutes later, he reprimanded Burton and Miller once more and made them do 10 more down-ups.“I just told them to grab the bags and they didn’t grab the bags,” Perles said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


Rapid COVID-19 testing machines sent to rural Iowa sites including Algona

first_imgJOHNSTON — State officials have deployed 13 new Abbott machines that provide a rapid result for COVID-19 tests to hospitals and other facilities in rural areas that can serve as a hub for testing in several communities.One of the testing machines is a community health center in the tiny Louisa County town of Columbus City. It’s less than three miles away from the Tyson pork plant in Columbus Junction that’s shut down due to a COVID-19 outbreak among workers. Another machine has been placed at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown which provides nursing care to 500 residents.The 11 other machines were sent to hospitals in Algona, Boone, Independence, Manchester, Mt. Ayr, Osceola, Red Oak, Spencer, Storm Lake, Washington and Waukon. A spokesman for the governor said those hospitals were chosen based on factors like the number of long-term care facilities in the area. The machines have limited testing capacity, though, until the state gets more testing supplies. That’s another reason they were placed outside of Iowa’s largest cities.last_img read more