CALL FOR ENTRIES FORRALPH NADING HILL, JR. LITERARY PRIZECOLCHESTER. Entries are now being accepted for the 17th annual Ralph NadingHill, Jr., Literary Prize. The contest was established to memorialize theliterary contributions of Ralph Nading Hill, Jr., one of Vermont’s bestknown writers and historians, who died at the age of 70 in December 1987.The contest is sponsored by Green Mountain Power Corporation and VermontLife magazine. Mr. Hill was a long time member of GMP’s Board ofDirectors and the Vermont Life Editorial Board. The Ralph Nading Hill literary prize is now considered by Vermont writers to be one of the state’s premier literary prizes. Entry for the prize, as in past years, may be an essay, short story, play or poetry. The focus of the literary work must be “Vermont – Its People, the Place, Its History or Its Values.” It must be unpublished. The maximum length is 3,000 words. The winner will be selected on the basis of literary merit and suitability for publication in Vermont Life. The deadline for this year’s contest is November 15, 2004. A $1,500 cash prize is awarded annually to the winner, and the winning work will be published in a future issue of Vermont Life. The most recent winner was “Four Poems for Elizabeth,” by Mary Pratt of New Haven. The Ralph Nading Hill, Jr., Literary Prize Board of Judges consists of Ruth Page, a writer and former member of GMP’s Board of Directors; Tom Slayton, editor of Vermont Life magazine; Brian Vachon, Vice President of Communications at National Life; Alison Freeland, a Vermont author; and Steve Terry, Senior Vice President Corporate and Legal Affairs at GMP. The contest is open to all residents of Vermont, including students enrolled in Vermont colleges and seasonal residents. Entrants may be professional writers as well as amateurs. Green Mountain Power employees and their immediate families are not eligible, nor is the immediate family of any member of Green Mountain Power’s Board of Directors. Please send two copies of your entry to the Corporate Relations Department at Green Mountain Power, 163 Acorn Lane, Colchester, VT 05446. Please provide entrant’s name, address and phone on a separate sheet of paper. Do not mention the entrant’s name on the entry itself. For more information please contact Green Mountain Power’s Corporate Relations department at (802) 655-8788.
Aiteo Group, the Official Optimum Partner of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), last Saturday premiered to industry applause, an official theme song to mentally boost the Super Eagles of Nigeria to go for glory at the Russia 2018 World Cup. This is also as they pledged to donate $50,000 to the team â€˜for every unreturned goalâ€™ scored at the Mundial.The rousing theme song titled, â€˜Dem Go Hear Am, meaning â€œGo Show Themâ€ was put together by Nigeriaâ€™s Hip-Hop/Afrobeat luminaries; Olamide and Phyno. The Single, has been well received by Nigeriaâ€™s teeming football and music fans, and is currently enjoying massive airplay with over 1,000,000 downloads recorded across assorted media channels. The hit track had also garnered 7.5 million social media impressions barely 24 hours after release.According to Benedict Peters, the Executive Vice Chairman of Aiteo Global Group, the Groupâ€™s sponsorship of the theme song is yet another demonstration of its commitment to promoting football in Nigeria as a means of uniting the people. â€œFootball is a phenomenon in Nigeria. You can see and feel its power on every street. It galvanises unity amongst our people, irrespective of ethnic or class differences. As the World Cup kicks off, we solidly throw our weight behind our national team and its ever-effervescent supporters spread across the globe. We look forward to great football moments that will become historic as the Super Eagles play to covet the World Cup trophy,â€ he said.Also speaking at the launch of the theme song, President of Nigeriaâ€™s Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, extolled Aiteo for its unflinching support for football development in Nigeria. â€œAiteo has been magnanimous, not just to the Super Eagles but in their contributions towards the revitalisation of football in Nigeria and Africa. Our partnership has returned impressive results; we are able to pay our coaches on time and keep our players well motivated. We are glad that Aiteo continues to exceed our expectations always. They are indeed deserving of commendations.â€Aiteo signed a N2.5 billion (about USD 7 million) sponsorship agreement with NFF in May 2017, to cater for the salaries of all national team coaches for a period of five years.At a star-studded listening party for the theme song which held in Lagos on Saturday June 9, 2018, Aiteo Group, also announced a $50,000 bonus for every unreturned goal scored by the Super Eagles, at the Mundial.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
In this Jan. 27, 2020 file photo, investigators work the scene of a helicopter crash that killed former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others in Calabasas. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)LOS ANGELES — A hearing on an initial bid by the union representing rank-and-file Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies to keep the results of an in-progress internal inquiry into the alleged dissemination of photos from the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash sealed was postponed Wednesday, according to an attorney for the county.Lawyer Andrew Baum said the hearing on the request by the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs for a temporary restraining order to protect the deputies’ privacy was not heard because of concerns by the Los Angeles Superior Court for the safety of judges and employees in the midst of ongoing protests stemming from the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.ALADS brought a petition against the county and Sheriff Alex Villanueva on May 29, then filed additional court papers Monday asking for a temporary restraining order, which was to be the subject of Wednesday’s hearing.Baum said the hearing could now be held as early as Thursday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAccording to the ALADS court papers, the state Supreme Court has recognized that the confidentiality privilege affords peace officers a “strong privacy interest” in their personnel records and that “the damage caused by unlawful disclosure of confidential information is immediate.”Once such information is in the public domain, there is no practical way to unwind that harm, according to the union.But according to Baum, the deputies’ privacy will be protected.“ALADS’ application (for a temporary restraining order) focuses exclusively on the privacy rights of the underlying officers,” Baum says in his court papers. “But the redaction of all personally identifiable information will ensure the officers’ privacy rights are not impacted at all.”In a sworn declaration filed in opposition to the temporary restraining order, Villanueva called the ALADS move “premature” and said the LASD is continuing its investigation. “I do not anticipate the investigation will be completed within the next 30 days due to all of LASD’s resources at this time (being) diverted toward recent county and national emergencies specific to the COVID-19 pandemic and the current civil unrest, which have presented numerous challenges to the investigative team,” according to Villanueva.Villanueva added that while the LASD is “committed to investigating and resolving this matter quickly, it will not do so at the expense of a complete and proper review of the facts and personnel involved in this incident.”Villanueva announced in March that an internal affairs investigation was taking place into the conduct of eight deputies who allegedly took photos at the crash site and shared the images within and, in one instance, outside the department.ALADS’ court papers say Villanueva made two statements in May promising to release the results of the internal investigation, including the following on May 20:“It’s an active investigation — it’s near its conclusion. We’re going through the final stages, and once the information is developed and it’s done and all the decisions have been made, we’ve dotted our ‘I’s’ and crossed our ‘T’s,’ we’re going to make the entire investigation public so everybody can read it for themselves. And we’ll post it online.”ALADS, as the employee organization recognized by the county to represent deputies in all matters regarding working conditions, is “beneficially interested in the enforcement” of the sheriff’s duty to refrain from releasing the confidential personnel information of the peace officers represented by the union, according to the petition.Bryant, 41, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others were killed Jan. 26 when their helicopter crashed into a hillside in foggy weather in Calabasas.An attorney for Bryant’s widow, Vanessa, is asking LASD to give the “harshest possible discipline” to those who distributed the photos, the petition states. She filed a legal claim — a precursor to a lawsuit — against the department earlier this month. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error