VSAC Announces Board, Staff Appointments

first_imgThe Vermont Student Assistance Corp Board of Directors hasre-elected three of its members to six-year terms. They are Joseph L.Boutin of Burlington, president of Merchants Bank; David W. Ginevan ofMiddlebury, executive vice president of Facilities Planning at MiddleburyCollege; and Dorothy R. Mitchell of Worcester, who is active in a varietyof higher education and community endeavors.Joining the VSAC staff as thenew director of Claims, Collections and Compliance is Gregg Mousley ofCornwall. Mousley previously worked for the Counseling Service of AddisonCounty in Middlebury. Among his responsibilities at VSAC, Mousley overseesdefault aversion and servicing of defaulted loans and ensures thatservices for students and families are in compliance with state andfederal regulations.Two Vermont Student Assistance Corp. executives have beennamed to leadership positions in the student loan industry. Don Vickers,VSAC’s president and CEO, on July 1 began a one-year term as chairman ofthe National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs (NCHELP). PatKaiser, VSAC’s vice president of Student Services, on August 1 will beginserving a one-year term as president of the Student Loan ServicingAlliance (SLSA).NCHELP represents a nationwide network of guarantyagencies, secondary markets, loan servicers, collectors, schools, andothers involved in the administration of the Federal Family Education LoanProgram (FFELP). SLSA represents loan servicers in FFELP, the largestsource of student loan credit in the world. A public nonprofit corporationcreated in 1965, VSAC guarantees, originates, and services FFELP loans forstudents and parents, as well as providing supplemental loans for medical,law, and other students.last_img read more

Find Your True North | June 6 – 9 | Snowshoe, WV

first_imgWanderlust’s mission is to help you find your true north, to live a healthy and inspired life. We’ve hand-selected world-renowned guides—teachers, experts, musicians, and creators—to light your path.  Learn More 3. Yoga Nidra and Manifesting your Best Life w/ Tracee Stanley (Meditation) Peak Wellness Go beyond your festival schedule and dive deep into wellness. Choose from one of three Immersions designed to provide you with a close look at the subjects that matter most, from yoga and meditation to fitness and nutrition to personal development and beyond. 2. Clarity, Courage, Truth, Power w/ Cheryl Strayed (Personal Development) Plunge Into Possibility 1. Kundalini and the Radiant Body w/ Kia Miller (Yoga) What’s a day at Wanderlust Snowshoe like? Start off at sunrise with stand-up paddle board yoga on Shavers Lake, nestled in the local Appalachian mountains. Dry off, then invigorate your mind with an inspiring Speakeasy talk, grab a bite from a delicious local food truck, or learn to fly in an acroyoga class. In the evening, come alive at Nahko & Medicine for the People’s mainstage performance, or lose yourself in the beats of three dueling DJs at our signature silent disco. And that’s just a taste. Surrounded by panoramic views of Appalachian hills and valleys, Snowshoe Mountain Resort is the highest point in the picturesque state of West Virginia. Revel in nearly 300 miles of stunning trails, verdant flora and fauna, and scenic Shavers Lake. Set in storied Pocahontas County, Snowshoe is an adventurer’s paradise, with bike trails, rock climbing, camping, and rafting all right at hand. Find the perfect combination of excitement and relaxation on this one-of-a-kind mountain. last_img read more

NegOcc has sufficient meat supply, says PVO

first_imgBACOLOD City – This province will havesufficient meat supply during the period of the 14-day enhanced communityquarantine (ECQ) due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak,according to the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO). This province will have sufficient supply of meat during the 14-day enhanced community quarantine, according to the Provincial Veterinary Office. PNA The move is to ensure that the movementof all cargoes, agriculture and fishery inputs, food products, and agribusinesspersonnel in the whole region during the community quarantine period will notbe hampered. (With a report from PNA/PN) On the other hand, this province has adeficit in eggs by almost 40 percent in commercial production. Fortunately, theNegrense backyard raisers augment supply using free-range chicken eggs. Earlier, the Department of Agriculturein Western Visayas issued food passes and food lane vehicle pass cards to thesuppliers and farm producers of Negros Occidental. Decena also added that this provincecontinues to maintain its African Swine fever-free status.center_img PVO head Dr. Renante Decena said onMarch 30 that they provided Gov. Eugenio Lacson a copy of the situationalanalysis on meat supply from March 30 until April 14. Negros Occidental has already banned theentry of swine, pork and other pork based products from Luzon and Mindanao in abid to protect its P6 billion industry from the dreaded swine disease. “In general, we have enough supply ofmeat products during the two-week ECQ,” he added. Negros Occidental has a stable supply ofpork, chicken and goat meat aside from carabao meat, which serves as analternative to beef.“In live sales during auction market, we have plenty of animals for sale,” thePVO chief said.last_img read more

Laura L. Waggoner, of Brookville

first_imgLaura L. Waggoner of Brookville was born on June 16, 1942 in West Harrison, a daughter to Walter and Verna J. Fraizer Wolfe, Sr.  She had worked at U.S. Shoe in Harrison, Grippos in Cincinnati for many years, and part-time at Country Barrel in Okeana.  She loved reading, spending time with her family, and taking care of her horse.  On Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the age of 77 she passed away unexpectedly at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.Survivors include her children; daughter, Angela Davidson (Terry) of Laurel, sons, Robert Farmer and Mitchel Farmer, both of New Trenton, and Curtis Farmer of Brookville; three sisters, Norma Geis of West Harrison, Shirley Kinkead of Lawrenceburg, and Connie Hopper of Harrison; one brother, Walter Wolfe of Cedar Grove, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great, great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Mitchel Farmer.Cremation was chosen and no public services will be held.  To sign the online guestbook or leave a personal memory please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.last_img read more

Golden Eaglets victory over Ecuador, vital lesson in resilience — Buhari

first_imgRelatedPosts Nigeria dying under Buhari’s jackboot, by Tunde Odesola Edo poll: APC supporters commend Buhari for providing level playing field Buhari holds closed-door meeting with Ghana’s President President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the performance of the Golden Eaglets on Tuesday in their second game at the ongoing Under 17 FIFA World Cup competition in Brazil, which saw them winning 3-2 after they had trailed Ecuador by 1-2, with five minutes to the end of the match. The position of President Buhari was contained in a statement late on Tuesday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. According to the President: “The fact that the youngsters never gave up, and turned the table against their opponents, is a lesson in persistence and resilience.” President Buhari recommended the can-do spirit displayed by the young boys to Nigerians, urging them to display such in all areas of endeavour and in national development. While wishing the Eaglets well in their final group match against Australia, which may well be a formality, President Buhari pledged government’s support to the team as they strive to win the Under 17 World Cup yet again, thus confirming Nigeria’s position as a global power at that level.Tags: Femi AdesinaGolden EagletsMuhammadu Buharilast_img read more

Flemenstar ruled out of Punchestown

first_img Press Association Flemenstar has been ruled out of the Boylesports.com Champion Chase at the Punchestown on Tuesday after connections decided to give the eight-year-old a wind operation. Casey said: “He won’t be running in Punchestown. When he came home from Liverpool, he was all wrong. He had stuff coming out of his nose, it wasn’t blood but it was a bit like it, and the vet came to see him every day for a week. “He didn’t run his race at all in Liverpool. That’s as bad as I’ve ever seen him run. He’s going to have a little wind operation now. The jockey (Andrew Lynch) thinks he needs it and now is the right time to do it. “Hopefully the everything will be right for next season, it will be the same routine, and the next time you’ll see him will probably be at Navan in November (Fortria Chase).” center_img Peter Casey’s gelding looked set to take the season by storm after winning his first two starts of the campaign in impressive fashion, but things have not gone to plan since. Narrowly beaten in the Lexus Chase and Hennessy Gold Cup, he missed the Cheltenham Festival after it was discovered he was suffering from a lung infection and although he returned to action at Aintree, he appeared well below-par in finishing a distant third in the Melling Chase behind Sprinter Sacre. last_img read more

Convenience store clerk who told vacationers to “go back to their country” has been fired

first_imgManagers at a Bucky’s Mobil gas station in Naperville, Illinois are reporting that after conducting their own investigation, they have fired a clerk who was videotaped telling a group of customers visiting from Mexico to “go back to their own country.”Video of the incident was posted to Facebook Tuesday and has since been shared over a thousand times.In the video, the clerk is heard inquiring whether the customers where American. He then engages in a confrontation with the customers telling them that “ICE will come, you’re in the wrong country.”Carolina Buitron told the media that her family was visiting her from Mexico and stopped at the gas station for some food but once inside, the clerk began asking the group their legal status.Bucky’s has since released a public statement about the incident, reporting that they have fired the clerk involved:The Naperville Police Department also commented on the incident, reporting that they are conducting their own investigation.While Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico said “hate has no home” in Naperville.last_img read more

DURO’S RUSSIA NOTES…

first_imgTrips to Essentuki (Super Eagles’ Base Camp), Kaliningrad, Volgograd, St Petersburg, Moscow and Kazan, have really given this reporter more insight about the Russian than his first time out here. And St Petersburg, with its beauty and warmth to foreigners, appeals more to me to warrant my making the place my base. Imposing four-star Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltyskaya was first home for a couple of days before opting for a more manageable accommodation in an apartment building in Pulkovskoe area of St Petersburg.Unlike the Park Inn, the Salut Apartments are three imposing 15-story buildings overlooking the Mercedes Centre on the highway from the Pulkovo Airport. Apart from its alluring facilities that make the place home away from home, it is less than 20 minutes drive away from one of the busy airports servicing Russia’s second biggest city.But our love for the place almost turned sour with an early morning alarm signal thursday. Few minutes after the alarm, a voice in Russian boomed through the speakers in each of the apartments. We were lost of what was happening until another voice whipped the three Nigerian journalists, (Vanguard’s Tony Ubani, Christian Okpara of The Guardian and my humble self) into panic mode. The voice simply said: “Vacate the building there is fire.” Fire? How, where? The three of us sprang out of our rooms into the lobby of the 8th floor. While one dashed towards the lift, another started screaming no use of lift in time of fire like this. Funny enough, the two exit points were written in Russian language but we had to use our initiatives to follow the direction of the arrow which ultimately led us to the staircase. In what appears to be race for life, we hopped several steps to ensure we beat other nationals also trying to get out of the building which is the Block A. In less than three minutes we were down at the reception try to catch our breath. Five other Nigerians who came in from the UK but also resident in the building also joined us in safety at the designated points.We looked out for where the fire was burning in any of the floors, but there was none. Most staff of the apartment were going about their duties as if nothing was amiss. Then, one lady who appears as the Manager of the Salut Apartments came to address us that what we have just experienced was routine for their guests. She said it was meant to keep everyone in the high-rise building in check and to know what to do in case of an emergency. Did we feel angry? Your guess was right: “This Oyinbo people dey craze, why dem go dey play with something like fire?” muttered my colleague Ubani of Vanguard.Reminded that it was good that we have known our ways round the emergency exit points in building, that sort of quelled the early morning false fire alarm. It was worth all the stress as I now know what to do in case of similar situation next time. No panic is the watchword that we learnt.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram FIRE IN THE BUILDING, EVACUATE!Those who have never experienced an emergency situation of fire alarm in a 15-story building will not understand what some of us (Nigerian journalists) went through this morning here in St Petersburg, Ruassia. Let me give you the preamble.On arrival here in Russia for the World Cup three days to the June 14 kick off date at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, one was filled with excitement of going to tour at least eight of the 11 Russian cities designated to host the 2018 Mundial. Of course, having visited Moscow as first time visitor in 2013 for the IAAF World Championships where Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor equaled Nigeria’s best outing at the competition, winning a silver and bronze in the 200m and long jump, I truly wanted to know and feel the rest of the Russian cities.last_img read more

Sonic Forest

first_imgSonic Forest is a light and sound installation created by artist, architect and composer Christopher Janney. The installation is composed of 16 eight-foot columns, each containing audio speakers, lights and photo-electric sensors. Students immersed themselves in the multisensory installation as they passed between the electronic trees on Monday.last_img

Rookie Fleming, Rays hold Marlins to 3 hits, win 4-0

first_img COMMENT Written By First Published: 30th August, 2020 07:51 IST LIVE TV Rookie Josh Fleming and four relievers combined on a three-hitter, and Tampa Bay pitchers extended their streak of success at Marlins Park to 36 consecutive scoreless innings in the Rays’ 4-0 victory over Miami on Saturday.Tampa Bay shut out the Marlins for the second night in a row, and also blanked them in both meetings in Miami last year.Fleming (2-0) won for the second time in as many career starts. He allowed three baserunners and struck out six to help the Rays earn their fourth victory in a row.“He was outstanding for us,” manager Kevin Cash said. “So efficient. He doesn’t pitch like a guy who has two starts under his belt at the big league level.”Joey Wendle doubled twice and drove in two runs for the AL East leaders, who scored all of their runs with two out.Tampa Bay’s latest pitching gem came shortly after left-hander Ryan Yarbrough went on the injured list with groin tightness. Eleven Rays pitchers have been sidelined by injuries since the start of summer camp.“These wins are starting to feel like losses when you have guys going down,” Wendle said. “It’s tough to see. But it speaks to the depth of the organization and the guys we’ve been able to call up.”Despite the depleted staff, the Rays (23-11) climbed a season-high 12 games above .500, and beat Miami for the seventh consecutive time dating to last year. The Rays have won 11 of their past 13 overall, and have won 11 of their past 12 road games after losing their first five in 2020.Pablo Lopez (3-2) allowed two runs in seven innings for the Marlins (14-14). Tampa Bay scored the game’s first run in the sixth on Yandy Diaz’s RBI single, a four-hopper that traveled 75 feet, and Kevin Kiermaier’s run-scoring single in the seventh made it 2-0.“I felt like it was the best Pablo has thrown,” Miami manager Don Mattingly said. “The Diaz chopper — just unfortunate.”Wendle hit a two-run double in the eighth. All six Rays runs in the series have scored with two out.“When our pitchers are throwing up 18 zeros in a row, that makes it a little bit easier,” Wendle said.The Marlins struck out 11 times. In the first two games of the series they’ve fanned 18 times while walking twice and totaling eight hits.“We haven’t really had a lot of action,” Mattingly said. “Is this a short little cycle? Have they pitched good, do we give them credit? Whatever it is, we’ve got to try to get better, and quickly.”ROSTER MOVESMarlins: RHP Robert Dugger, LHP Alex Vesia and C Chad Wallach were reinstated from the injured list. They were sidelined during the team’s coronavirus outbreak last month. RHP Humberto Mejía was optioned to the team’s alternate training site, and RHP Brett Eibner, C Brian Navaretto and LHP Josh D. Smith were designated for assignment. Miami has made 111 roster moves this season.TRAINER’S ROOMMarlins: 1B Jesus Aguilar (back) was out of the starting lineup for the second night in a row.UP NEXTRays: LHP Blake Snell (2-0, 3.04 ERA) starts on Sunday. He had season highs in innings (5 2/3), strikeouts (nine) and pitches (101) in his most recent start Monday against Toronto.Marlins: RHP Sandy Alcantara (1-0, 1.35), sidelined by the team’s coronavirus outbreak, is expected to be activated to start Sunday. His only previous outing this year came on opening day, when he went 6 2/3 innings to beat the Philadelphia Phillies.“I was waiting too long to be back with my teammates,” Alcantara said.Image credits: AP Last Updated: 30th August, 2020 07:51 IST Rookie Fleming, Rays Hold Marlins To 3 Hits, Win 4-0 Rookie Josh Fleming and four relievers combined on a three-hitter, and Tampa Bay pitchers extended their streak of success at Marlins Park to 36 consecutive scoreless innings in the Rays’ 4-0 victory over Miami on Saturdaycenter_img Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more