Women’s Business Owners Network Welcomes New Members

first_imgThe Women Business Owners Network (WBON) welcomes 16 new members.Lisa Dagett, The UPS Store #4618; Linda Doty, Vermont By the Bushel; Sarah Forbes, Sarah Forbes Design; Sue Gillis, Vermont Woman; Bonnie Horsford, Universal Mortgage; Doris Kopp, Granny Blossom’s Specialty Foods & Marketing, Inc; Dr. Maria Kowalchyk-DeVito, De Vito Associates; Joan Lynch, The Inner Garden; Elizabeth Meyer, Child Care Resource; Catherine Miller, Education Consultant; Linda Mirabile, Mirabile Designs; Michelle Parent, Child Care Resource; Joanne Patalano, Eservices of Vermont, Web Designer – Database Developer – Computer Instructor; Cheryl Pickreign, Vermont Economic Development Authority; Pamela Scanlon, Athena Consulting; Emily Stebbins, Stebbins Ink;Womens Business Owners Network (WBON) is a Vermont-based non-profit association for women business owners. Since 1984, WBON has been offering a forum for members to exchange information and resources in an atmosphere of mutual respect.For more information, go to www.wbon.org(link is external) or call 802-363-WBON.last_img read more

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FARC Negotiations Move Forward Slowly

first_imgBy Dialogo December 27, 2012 The peace negotiations carried out by the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas in Cuba for a month, were making slow progress, said president Juan Manuel Santos in an interview with the daily El Tiempo, on December 23. “They are moving forward slowly, but they are still moving forward,” Santos said, even though he was optimistic that the Colombian 2013 Christmas will be celebrated in peace. “If there is good will (on FARC’s side), next Christmas will be celebrated in peace, with this conflict already settled,” Santos said. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and Santos government agreed a negotiating agenda comprising of five points, and since the talks started on November 19, they are still dealing with the first topic: the agrarian one. Santos has set November 2013 as the deadline for a final agreement to end the violent armed conflict that has affected the nation for almost 50 years with the FARC, the oldest Latin American insurgency. In his declarations, the president said that if negotiations fail, “the alternative is to continue under fire for several years, as we have been for the last 50 years.” On December 21, both parties concluded the second round of talks in Havana, which will resume on January 14.last_img read more

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The CUInsight Experience podcast: Larry Sewell – Better together (#94)

first_imgThank you for tuning in to episode 93 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host, Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. This episode is brought to you by Trellance transforming data into actionable insight for credit unions from coast to coast.My guest on today’s show is Larry Sewell. Larry is the VP of Corporate Partnership and Advocacy at Together Credit Union and the new Board Chair of the African American Credit Union Coalition. We talk about all the stuff going on at AACUC and the work that Larry and his team at Together Credit Union are doing in St. Louis. He came up through the credit union ranks as a trainer and helped build leaders his entire career.Larry shares tips on keeping his team connected with creativity and innovative strategies to stay engaged. Weekly virtual conversations assist with maintaining and increasing morale among staff and board members. Larry also discusses his new role with AACUC organization, their trajectory and the accomplishments he and the rest of the team are most proud of. Listen as Larry speaks about what inspired him to take the position at Together Credit Union and how it has elevated his outlook on leadership and progression. “Reach consensus,” is Larry’s best known phrase and something his team hears him say many times. During the rapid-fire questions, we learned that Larry is a Stevie Wonder fan. He wanted to be a businessman when he grew up, and his grandfather, who adopted him and his brother, is the first person who comes to mind when he hears the word “success”. From playing golf, to spending time with family, and volunteering, Larry enjoys the outdoors and assisting others in his community. Enjoy!Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher Books mentioned on The CUInsight Experience podcast: Book List How to find Larry:Larry Sewell, VP of Corporate Partnership and Advocacy at Together Credit Union and Board Chair of the African American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) [email protected] | Twitter | Facebook | Instagramwww.aacuc.orgTwitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Show notes from this episode:A big shout-out to our friends at Trellance, an amazing sponsor of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Thank you!Check out all the outstanding work that Larry and his team at Together Credit Union are doing here.While you’re at it, connect with AACUC on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.Shout-out: Rev. Jesse JacksonShout-out: Mr. Bert J. Hash Jr.Shout-out: Dan Berger, NAFCUShout-out: Sheilah MontgomeryShout-out: Renee SattiewhiteShout-out: Robert McKayShout-out: Maurice SmithShout-out: Lynette SmithShout-out: Shruti MiyashiroShout-out: Jill NowackiShout-out: MECU of BaltimoreShout-out: Michigan State Federal Credit UnionShout-out: Schools First Federal Credit UnionShout-out: SECU Shout-out: PSCUShout-out: CUESShout-out: CUNA Mutual GroupShout-out: VisaAlbum mentioned: Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie WonderBook mentioned: Anything by Stephen CoveyBook mentioned: Anything by Ken BlanchardBook mentioned: My American Journey by Colin PowellBook mentioned: Jackie Robinson: My Own Story by Jackie RobinsonBook mentioned: Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson MandelaPrevious guests mentioned in this episode: Dan Berger, Renee Sattiewhite, Lynette Smith, Maurice Smith, Shruti Miyashiro, Jill Nowacki (episodes 4, 18, 37, 64 & 82) This Episode:[01:36] – Welcome to the show, Larry![02:24] – Larry shares some hacks for keeping his team connected and engaged during the pandemic.[04:45] – Larry speaks about how they have stayed connected with their community and partners outside of the credit union walls.[07:47] – Listen as Larry talks about the AACUC organization, what he is proud of and where he sees them in the future.[11:22] – What are the first steps credit union leaders should take if they want to commit to change?[13:47] – If you hire someone outside of what you normally hire like people of color or women, you are not settling.[15:02] – Larry discusses what he thinks credit unions need to fundamentally change to keep up with the pace of change in financial services.[17:41] – Listen as Larry shares what he will be most proud of a year from now that his team and the board have accomplished.[19:38] – Larry talks about the conference of Credit Unions Unite Against Racism and the commitment to change series they had.[21:26] – Larry speaks about places he couldn’t go as a child because of his skin color.[23:45] – What inspired you to take the position at Together Credit Union.[24:28] – Larry shares how the inspiration has changed over the last four years.[25:54] – We need to reach a consensus is something his team has heard him say many times.[26:21] – Larry says that you need to have a title to be a leader is a myth he wants to debunk.[27:21] – What mistake did you make as a young leader, and what mistake do you see young leaders make today?[28:42] – Larry shares some advice for young leaders today, take the advice from someone who has already gone through it.[29:27] – Larry discusses something he learned early in his career that he still uses now.[30:59] – Listen as Larry speaks about how important mentors have been in his life.[33:10] – Golf, spending time with his family, and volunteering are how Larry recharges when he has a day off.[34:16] – Larry shares the first time he got into memorable trouble.[35:46] – He wanted to be a businessman when he grew up.[36:53] – Do you have a daily routine that if you don’t do your day feels off?[37:50] – What is the best album of all time?[38:47] – Is there a book you think everyone should read?[41:45] – Larry’s grandfather is the first person who comes to mind when he hears the word success.[43:06] – Larry shares some final thoughts for the listeners.[45:13] – Thank you for being on the show! 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he … Web: www.CUInsight.com Detailslast_img read more

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Kris Boyd: Table-topping Rangers a different team this season | Football News

first_img2:37 3:01 – Advertisement – Kris Boyd insists table-topping Rangers are a completely different team this season.Steven Gerrard’s side have made a brilliant start to the season, opening up a nine-point gap over Old Firm rivals Celtic – who have two games in hand – at the top of the Scottish Premiership.- Advertisement – preview image Highlights of the Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton. They have also had success in Europe, moving to the top of Europa League Group D at the halfway point of the group stage.Ex-Rangers striker Boyd believes his former club are a much-improved side because of the confidence Gerrard has in his squad.“Their performances this season, especially after coming back from Europe, have improved,” Boyd told Sky Sports News.- Advertisement –  Image:Celtic beat Motherwell 4-1 on Sunday Celtic cruised past Motherwell with a 4-1 victory to stay in touch with Rangers heading into the international break, but Boyd insists the champions’ inconsistency will be a huge concern for Neil Lennon.“What will be annoying Neil Lennon is the inconsistency of his team,” Boyd said.“In the past fortnight, there was a good performance against Aberdeen and one for 20 minutes against AC Milan, one for 45 minutes against Lille and then at the weekend. But he’s not seen such inconsistency from his team since going back to the club – and that will worry him.“Mohamed Elyounoussi was excellent against Motherwell, taking his goals really well and that will be one of the most frustrating things for supporters as they can see players who can perform at a really high level but they’re not doing it in every game at this moment in time.” “Defensively, they’re aggressive from the front playing high up the pitch,” he added. “A lot of the goals against Hamilton were caused by pressing.“Successful teams have to do the other side of the game by working hard and forcing their opponents into mistakes, and they’ve been excellent so far this season.”‘Inconsistency a problem for Lennon and Celtic’ Highlights from the Scottish Premiership match between Motherwell and Celtic. 2:21 ‘A reality check for Duffy’ Highlights of the Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton. “It’s been a totally different team, as Steven Gerrard has so much confidence in his players. He can look around at the bench and he’s got international players and everyone seems to be playing with a smile on their face.“Even with players like Jermain Defoe not scoring, they’re still having a big impact on the game. Celtic cruised past Motherwell 4-1 at Fir Park to ease the pressure on under-fire manager Neil Lennon who was delighted with win. Meanwhile, Celtic defender Shane Duffy – a summer signing on loan from Brighton – found himself on the bench for Celtic’s win at Motherwell, and Boyd insists being out of the team will be a reality check for the Republic of Ireland defender.“Shane Duffy has been struggling,” Boyd added.“A lot of people down south have said that Scottish football is easy and have criticised it for a number of years, but a lot of players have experienced difficulties in the past and Duffy is on that list right now.“He has been struggling but because of the way Celtic play on the front foot, it’s natural to drop five or 10 yards as a defender and he’s been a bit isolated.“There’s definitely a defender in there with the number of years he’s played in the Premier League. Being out of the team on Sunday will be a reality check and it’s up to him to force his way back into the team as Celtic have paid big wages for him.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

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‘You are role models’ – Cameron tells cricketers

first_imgGuyana continues to be the success story for a renewed West Indies trustPRESIDENT of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Dave Cameron believes that cricketers around the region have been looked upon as role models, and as such CWI looks forward for their support in changing the image of the Caribbean region.Cameron made the comment on Wednesday evening during his feature address at the Guyana Cricket Board annual awards ceremony held at the Umana Yana.“You, the cricketers, do not represent Guyana alone, but just remember you represent the people of the West Indies, and as a Guyanese you are a West Indian … if you are a Jamaican you are a West Indian,” Cameron said.Keemo Paul receives his award for being the Most Promising Male Cricketer-of-the-Year.He added, “I want you to understand that as players, you are ambassadors for the region, so when you go out to play I want you to understand that you represent us as ambassadors for this wonderful region we are all a part of.”Cameron has been able to move West Indies cricket from a position of indebtedness to one of profitability but he has come under attack from some quarters after his hardline measures in order to achieve his goal. He has cracked the whip in terms of accountability and this has been one of the factors, added to prudent financial management, which have landed the board in a position of profitability.Cameron intends to work with the players to take West Indies cricket right back up the ladder. During his last term he had to deal with the issue of the players coming back from an aborted tour of India and player relations with the board was not at its best.However, the successful Jamaican businessman said with the new strategic plan, it is the intention of CWI to have the players at the forefront.“Our trust in our new strategic plan going forward is having our cricketers lead us, and if you lead us then we will follow and support,” Cameron stated.Further Cameron pointed out that Guyana continues to be the success story for a renewed West Indies trust.He made special mention of directors Anand Sanasie and Anand Kalladeen, for their leadership not only in Guyana’s cricket but their invaluable contribution to Cricket West Indies (CWI).Finally, the CWI boss reminded the gathering that while West Indies have a far distance to be world champions in Test cricket, he is confident of the possibility once more.Meanwhile, Minister of Social Cohesion, with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr George Norton in his remarks pointed out that the achievements by each awardee play a significant role in the Ministry’s vision and mission of social cohesion.Sheldon Charles isawarded for Most Runs, Wickets and Most Valuable Player in the Regional Under-15 Tournament.Dr Norton related that while the ministry is playing its part in providing the balls for secondary school cricket, suitable playing conditions of grounds countrywide should be a front-burner issue.He congratulated both the awardees and the GCB for ensuring that the rich tradition of the sport is upheld.Further, prior to those two speeches ,acting GCB president Fizul Bacchus highlighted some of the major achievements.Meanwhile, Cricket Journalist-of-the-Year Rajiv Bisnauth, who spoke on behalf of the awardees, thanked the GCB and its administrative team who considered it necessary to acknowledge the continued efforts, as the awardees all strive to ensure Guyana’s cricket remains at the highpoint not only locally, but also regionally.He called on the awardees to use their self-motivation, not only to reach out for personal goals, but also to let them assist in building on our rich tradition of the game, and since the Guyana Cricket Board is on a journey to “greatness”, it can only succeed through the combined support of our individual contribution.Shimron Hetmyer was named male Cricketer-of-the-Year while Shemaine Campbelle won the female version of the award.Other awardees are as follow: Shabeka Gajnabi (Most Promising Female Cricketer-of-the-Year), Keemo Paul (Most Promising Male Cricketer-of-the-Year), Bhaskar Yadram (Junior Cricketer-of-the-Year), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (Senior Regional Cricketer-of-the-Year), Sheldon Charles (Most Runs, Wickets and Most Valuable Player in the Regional Under-15 Tournament), Sachin Singh (Most Runs in the Regional Under-17 Tournament), Kevlon Anderson (Most wickets and Most Valuable Player in the Regional Under-17 Tournament), Raymond Perez (Most Runs and Most Valuable Player in the Regional Under-19Cricket Journalist-of-the-Year Rajiv Bisnauth, speaks on behalf of the awardees.Tournament), Ashmead Nedd Most Wickets in the Regional Under-19 Tournament).Special Service Awards went to: Bharrat Sookdeo – Tuschen Sports Club, Rayon Griffith, Esaun Crandon, Rajiv Bisnauth, Grantley Culbard and Daniel Richmond (posthumously).Special Recognition Awards went to: Shimron Hetmyer, Raymon Reifer, Joshua Persaud, Bhaskar Yadram, Ronaldo Alimohamed, Ashmead Nedd and Raymond Perez.Corporate awards were given to Hand-in-Hand Group of Companies, Scotiabank, Dave West Indian Exports, Sterling Products Limited and Demerara Mutual Group of Companies. The Club-of-the-Year award was won by the Albion Sports Club.The recipients of team awards were: Guyana Jaguars, Guyana Male Under-19 team and the National Female Under-19 team.last_img read more

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Orange looks to build off first loss in program’s first ever Big East game against Georgetown

first_imgForJoel White, the answer was simple.  After a tough one-goal loss to Virginia Sunday, Syracuse learned several lessons.  But one in particular stuck out.‘After Virginia, we learned we are not unbeatable,’ said White, a junior co-captain.Though the Orange suffered its first loss of the season, White hopes the other, more encouraging lessons will be on full display when No. 2 Syracuse (2-1) hosts No. 11 Georgetown (2-1) in its Big East season opener at the Carrier Dome Saturday at 2 p.m.White said SU learned about its heart and character.  After trailing 10-6 with fewer than 14 minutes to play, the Orange stormed back before falling 11-10 to the Cavaliers.  The team also learned it could benefit by focusing more on itself.‘I think we were too worried about Virginia,’ White said.  ‘We need to start thinking about us a little more and what we need to do better to beat Georgetown.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn order for that to happen, the Orange will have to get back to its winning ways in the faceoff X.  Instead of putting pressure on its defense and goaltender, Syracuse hopes for more consistency on the offensive end.  SU head coach John Desko said he will continue to test out different combinations, especially in the midfield, in hopes of finding more reliable scoring.  But Desko was happy his team learned these lessons before facing the Hoyas.‘Actually, playing Virginia was very good preparation for playing Georgetown,’ Desko said.  ‘They are teams with similar styles.  (Georgetown) likes to push the ball offensively and play aggressive defense like UVa.’Though the Orange ended up with a slight 13-12 advantage in the faceoff X Sunday, SU struggled in the first half.  Virginia won 10-of-15 first half faceoffs, leading to more offensive possessions.  The Cavs outshot the Orange 27-15 in that first half and exploded for six second-quarter goals.   Through its first two wins, the X was a place of domination for Syracuse. This is something Desko said must resurface.‘To give UVa the ball back so many times after goals, you are going to build yourself a mountain that you have to climb,’ Desko said.  ‘We adjusted well in the second half and need to win faceoffs on (Saturday).’SU goalie John Galloway was forced to use every part of his body Sunday en route to an 18-save performance.  Virginia fired shot after shot and Galloway dropped to his knees time and time again.  His calves, feet and stick got an impromptu work out.  The pressure he felt can be alleviated by a stronger offensive performance by the Orange.And that is something junior attack Stephen Keogh is very aware of.‘John played an outstanding game. The defense kept us in it,’ Keogh said. ‘I played poorly and really need to pick up the slack against Georgetown.  I only had two shots and I need to work harder on getting open and putting it in the back of the net.’For Keogh, Saturday’s game against the Hoyas cannot come soon enough.‘I cannot wait to step on the field,’ Keogh said. ‘We need to prove a lot to the lacrosse world because people are doubting us after that loss to Virginia.’The areas of improvement are foremost on Syracuse’s mind.  And that is even above the fact that the Georgetown game marks the first Big East conference game in program history. Desko said that isn’t all that important.‘I am always thinking about the playoffs,’ Desko said. ‘But not getting that automatic qualifier from it, to me, has taken a bit of the importance out of the conference.’So, instead of worrying about the conference, White is focused on building off of that loss to Virginia. It’s the first step in getting back to the top.Said White: ‘We played awful all game and to actually come back in the fourth shows a ton about this team’s character. The loss was just a bump in the road that we are going to smooth out against Georgetown.’ Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments [email protected] Published on March 10, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

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Tributes paid to Tipp hurling legend Tony Reddin

first_imgTim Floyd says Tony is an iconic figure in the game. Tipperary County Board Chairman Michael Bourke said the name of Tony Reddin will go down in hurling folklore as one of hurling’s legends.He said his achievements list high among the greats not only of his own era, but also of those in modern times.Funeral arrangements have been announced.He will repose at his home on Tuesday from 12 noon until 7 o’clock, followed by removal to St. Rynagh’s Church Banagher arriving at 8pm. Tony Reddin will be laid to rest in Rathcabbin following funeral mass on Wednesday at 12 noon. Tipp County Board secretary Tim Floyd says Tony is recognised as the greatest goalkeeper in the history of hurling.The Lorrha-Dorrha clubman won three All-Ireland Senior Hurling medals as well as 3 Munster titles along with 5 National League medals during his hurling career. He was named goalkeeper of the Century and also on the hurling team of the Millenium.last_img read more

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Police-involved shooting sends one to the hospital

first_imgA man has been rushed to the hospital after he was shot by a Hallandale Beach Police officer Monday.The incident occurred around 7:00 am near the area of Northeast 10th Street and 12th Avenue in Hallandale Beach.Authorities say they were called to the area after someone reported a dead body. When the responding officer arrived at the scene, they did not find a body, however, they did encounter a man armed with a gun.In fear of their life, the officer shot the suspect who has since been transported to an area hospital.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is currently investigating the incident.last_img

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19-year-old threatens to shoot up Santaluces Community High School

first_imgOfficials have arrested a former Santaluces Community high school student after he reportedly threatened to “shoot up” the school.The threat was first reported to authorities on February 3rd after 19-year-old Richard Dye posted the threat on his Instagram page stating:“I’m deadass boutta shoot up Santaluces Community High School.”Teachers also told authorities that this was not the first threat from Dye and that the former student made similar threats toward teachers in the past.Authorities then went to Dye’s home where they made contact with his mother. The mother, however, informed them that she reported her son missing on Jan. 30th.She also told them that her son has been “off of his medication” and that “he had not been himself. ”The Palm Beach Sheriffs Office were able to local Dye by pinging his cellphone and found that he had been hiding out in Orlando.He has since been arrested and was transported to the Palm Beach County Jail on charges of written threats to kill or do bodily injury. He is being held without bond.last_img read more

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Warren Backholm Serves as a Page in the Washington State Senator

first_imgFacebook27Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Sen. Karen FraserTumwater’s Warren Backholm recently served as a page for Sen. Karen Fraser, D-Olympia, in the Washington State Senate.“Warren is very interested in the legislative process already.  I hope this experience serves to further those interests and that he left here having had a positive and educational experience,” Fraser said.Backholm, 15, lives in Tumwater where he is home schooled.  He has an interest in debate, politics, economics and has served as a campaign volunteer.last_img

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