Lyndon State College launches $10 million fundraising campaign

first_imgFrom California to New Hampshire, Lyndon State College’s alumni and friends came together at nine different locations across the country on Saturday afternoon, July 17, to celebrate the public launch of the college’s first multi-million fundraising campaign, A New View: the Second Century Campaign.‘This $10 million campaign is a critical step in the evolution of Lyndon as we end our first 100 years and prepare for our second century,’ said Lyndon President Carol A. Moore. Lyndon plans to complete The Second Century Campaign in coordination with the conclusion of its Centennial Year in December 2011.A core group of volunteers have been assisting the College in the development of A New View: The Second Century Campaign including: National Honorary Chair Mark Valade ‘78 (President & CEO of Carhartt, Inc.), Honorary National Chair Allan Gilmour (retired vice chair and CFO of Ford Motor Company), Northeast Kingdom Chair Jan Eastman (attorney and retired president of the Snelling Center) and Honorary Northeast Kingdom Chair John Downs (retired founding partner of Downs Rachlin Martin, PLLC). More information on the Campaign’s leadership can be found here.Before publically announcing The Second Century Campaign and its $10 million goal, College officials and the campaign’s volunteer leadership wanted to achieve at least 60% of their goal. As of July 15, 2010, Lyndon had secured over $6.6 million towards its campaign goal.The Second Century Campaign’s most visible gift was a recent $1 Million gift from Carhartt, Inc. ‘The big gifts are important, however, every gift counts,’ said Dean of Institutional Advancement Bob Whittaker. ‘We are grateful up to this point to have a 35% participation rate from our alumni, 74% from our full-time faculty and staff, 100% from our volunteers, as well as the support of over 400 friends and nearly 100 businesses and foundations’at the same time, we look forward to building upon these numbers in the months ahead.’According to President Moore, ‘this campaign is intended to strengthen Lyndon’s nationally competitive academic programs; help more first-in-family college students achieve their dream of a college education; and better connect the talent of our faculty and students with the business development needs of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.’  Gifts to the campaign benefit a wide range of needs including student scholarships, program development, operating support, and academic equipment needs. For more information about A New View: The Second Century Campaign, please visit www.lyndonstate.edu/anewview(link is external) or call 802-626-6426.Source: Lyndon. 7.17.2010last_img read more

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A common ticket to Lika includes 8 attractions in Lika

first_imgZajedničku ulaznicu destinacije Lika moguće je kupiti u Nacionalnom parku Plitvička jezera ili online na stranici Nacionalnog parka Plitvička jezera.  Cijena ulaznice je 350 kn za odrasle i 250 kn za djecu od 7 do 18 godina, što je ušteda od gotovo 50% jer kad bi se karte kupovale pojedinačno iznosile bi 630 kn.  In the destination Lika there are 3 of 8 national parks in Croatia, Velebit Nature Park as the largest protected natural area in Croatia, the only cave park in the world and the birthplace of one of the world’s most famous geniuses – Nikola Tesla. That is why the Lika Destination Cluster is working on branding the entire destination as a region of protected natural areas, which is also one of the goals of forming a joint ticket for the Lika destination.  National park Plitvice LakesNorthern Velebit National ParkPaklenica National ParkVelebit Nature ParkBarać’s cavesGrabovača Cave ParkCroatian Center for Indigenous Fish and Crustacean Species of Karst Waters Otočac andNikola Tesla Memorial Center Smiljan Taking into account the fact that Plitvice Lakes National Park is annually visited by 10% of all tourists visiting the Republic of Croatia, the goal is for this large number of tourists to discover other, lesser known, but also attractive natural beauties of Lika, in order to prolong the stay and increase tourist consumption. By purchasing a joint ticket for the destination Lika, one ticket at a unique price enables entry into as many as eight protected natural areas. The joint ticket of the destination Lika was formed in cooperation with the Cluster Lika Destination and attractions which includes: Tako će posjetitelji uz kupljenju kartu za Nacionalni park Plitvička jezera dobiti i vaučere za besplatan ulazak na osam zaštićenih područja “Lika destinacije”, čime će posjetitelji umjesto 630 kuna za sve ulaznice imati trošak od 350 kuna. Motivirani dosadašnjim uspjehom Klaster Lika Destination i zaštićena prirodna područja u destinaciji Lika i ove  sezone formiraju zajedničku ulaznicu destinacije Lika s ciljem poticanja duljeg zadržavanja turista u destinaciji te brendiranja destinacije Lika kao destinacije zaštićenih prirodnih područja.  Purchased vouchers can be used until September 30 this year. Find out more HERElast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Tours Expansion of Iron Workers Training Center, Touts Investments in Apprenticeships

first_img Economy,  Education,  Jobs That Pay,  PAsmart,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Pittsburgh, PA – Governor Tom Wolf joined local officials, employers and members of Iron Workers Local 3 today to tour ongoing renovations of the Iron Workers Training Center in Pittsburgh and discuss apprenticeships and PAsmart. The Wolf Administration provided $750,000 in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding announced in June to help expand the facility and significantly increase the number of apprentices who will be trained.“Western Pennsylvania has more ironworker jobs open than there are skilled workers to fill them,” said Governor Wolf. “I am investing in apprenticeships and job training like this, so we can meet the demand for workers to build the cracker plant, manufacturing facilities, bridges and many other projects that are creating jobs.”The $4.2 million project will upgrade and expand the first floor and add a second floor to the training center, creating more space for hands-on training with modern equipment. The union expects to increase the number of apprentices from approximately 90 last year to more than 300 next year.“Not everyone wants to go to a four-year college, but apprenticeships like this enable workers to earn a good wage while learning at the training center and on the job with an employer,” said Governor Wolf. “These are jobs that can support a family and create a strong workforce that will attract more industry to Pennsylvania.”The starting wage for apprentices in the Iron Worker’s program is $19 per hour, which increases with experience. After the apprenticeship, the starting wage of journeymen is $33 per hour or more, plus benefits.Governor Wolf is expanding apprenticeship opportunities in Pennsylvania. His new and innovative PAsmart initiative will invest $30 million in workforce development. Of that, $7 million will be an increase in apprenticeships with a goal of doubling the number of registered apprentices by 2025. Since Governor Wolf established the commonwealth’s first Apprenticeship and Training Office in 2016, the number of registered apprentices has increased by nearly 20 percent from 13,282 registered apprentices to nearly 16,000.PAsmart also includes a $3 million increase in the successful Industry Partnerships program, which connects similar businesses with educational and economic development partners to provide the job training. An additional $20 million will be invested in education for the rapidly growing fields of science, engineering, math and technology (STEM) and computer science.In July, the governor was joined by business and labor leaders to sign an executive order that cuts red tape, improves coordination between several state agencies and more effectively delivers workforce development services to Pennsylvanians.The executive order places the governor’s private sector policy advisor, the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board, in a leading role in coordinating job training strategies across the public and private sectors and will provide recommendations on the distribution of the $30 million in PAsmart funding, which will be driven out through a competitive grants process. August 10, 2018 Governor Wolf Tours Expansion of Iron Workers Training Center, Touts Investments in Apprenticeshipscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Jaw-dropping architectural masterpiece with river views hits market

first_imgThe house at 15 Wordsworth St, Bulimba, is for sale.What was once a humble three-bedroom 1940s cottage has been transformed into a masterpiece.Mia Fulleylove bought the house at 15 Wordsworth St, Bulimba, nearly nine years ago with her daughter Jade.The top floor is light and bright, and has views to Hamilton and the river.MORE REAL ESTATE STORIESTogether they engaged the help of architects Vokes and Peters and created a house akin to a work of art.Curl up on the bench seats and relax.The original cottage became known as the “sleeping house” while a two-storey extension to the back of the house allows for views over the Brisbane River and Hamilton.Timber works with brick, and each zone flows seamlessly to the next.The house contrasts textures, with timber and brick mixed with a black and white colour palette keeping the senses heightened, wondering what will appear before your eyes next.There are sleek timber floors and black cabinetry.Cararra marble benchtops work with black subway tiles and exposed beams.There are twin brick courtyards, one to the east and one to the west.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoMs Fulleylove said she loves the downstairs kitchen, living and dining area, which opens to the courtyard and garden.The courtyard with the archway and fireplace is a family favourite.“The majority of family connection happens there,” Ms Fulleylove said.“The outdoor fireplace and brick archway to the northside garden is one of our favourite places for feet hanging with a bowl of comfort food on a sunny morning.“We also enjoy… being able to walk out and pick avocadoes and passionfruit off the vine for breakfast.”Character features were retained in the original cottage, or the “sleeping house”.The upstairs part of the extension has soaring ceilings with exposed beams, and feature windows that run around the bottom of the room, looking to the inside of the roof overhanging below.Even the most simple of spaces capture your attention.The house was crafted for family living, and Ms Fulleylove believed it had served them perfectly.“It has a timeless balance of modern luxury and quality whilst retaining a comforting, cosy, family environment.”This room is known as “the bathhouse” and has views into the leafy backyard.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

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German Constitutional Court rules on complaints against Offshore Wind Energy Act

first_imgThe First Senate of Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court has ruled on constitutional complaints filed against the country’s existing Offshore Energy Act (WindSeeG). “Compensation is required where documents and results of any investigations can still be utilised for the “preparatory site investigations” conducted by the state under the new law”, the First Senate stated in a press release from 20 August. In the case of the rejected complaints, the First Senate found the Offshore Wind Energy Act to be compatible with the requirements of the general principle of the protection of legitimate expectations. Under the old regulation, offshore wind farms could be approved without any prior formal planning or systematic coordination of the establishment of connection to the power grid, while the Offshore Wind Energy Act brought more detailed provisions for the approval procedure. “In order to transition to the new system, ongoing planning approval procedures were terminated and previously issued permits lost their validity. The provisions under the transitional legal framework are not applicable to the complainants’ projects”, the First Senate explained. The constitutional complaints arose after the Ordinance on Offshore Installations Seaward of the Limit of the German Territorial Sea – which was applicable until the end of 2016 and under which the complainants had submitted requests for approval of offshore wind farms located in German North Sea Exclusive Economic Zone in the North Sea – was replaced by the current Offshore Wind Energy Act, which led to a fundamental revision of the approval procedure for wind farms located in the Exclusive Economic Zone. The rest of the constitutional complaints made against the Offshore Energy Act were rejected. According to the ruling on these complaints, the Act does not violate the fundamental rights to property and freedom of occupation, and it does not violate the general guarantee of the right to equality. On the matter of the Act not providing for any compensation for the planning and site investigation expenses incurred by developers whose projects were initiated under previously applicable law but were terminated when the existing Act entered into force, the First Senate found the Act to be unconstitutional. The legal authority also said that, to be considered of use, tenders to establish an offshore wind farm on a relevant site must be accepted by 31 December 2030. The legal basis for such interests in compensation must be set out by the legislator in greater detail, with the legislator obligated to do so until 30 June 2021, at the latest. The First Senate held that the Offshore Wind Energy Act has a quasi-retroactive effect that is not entirely justified under constitutional law, and that the complainants must receive financial compensation for any necessary expenses for planning and site investigations insofar as this can be of use to the preparatory site investigation conducted by the state under §§ 9 et seq. of the existing Offshore Wind Energy Act. last_img read more

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Rooney double delights Carrick

first_img But the 27-year-old looked more than settled on Tuesday as United manager David Moyes won his first Champions League game at Old Trafford and Carrick was delighted to see the striker back to his best. “It was probably Wayne’s best performance that I’ve seen for a while,” the midfielder told www.manutd.com. “It’s great to have him in that form – he can be untouchable when he’s like that.” Rooney reached the landmark in just 406 games and now sits behind only Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and Jack Rowley in the club’s list of top marksmen. The achievement has brought the former Everton man many plaudits and former defender Viv Anderson, who made 69 appearances for United, believes he deserves to be regarded as one of the club’s greats. “He’s a United great and his record says that, 200 goals is great,” he told Press Association Sport at an event in Rotherham to promote Vauxhall’s Youth Football Programme for which he is an ambassador. “He is only 40-odd short of Bobby Charlton and Denis Law, so he has to be talked about like that. “He has had his ups and downs with the supporters but when it comes to matters on the football pitch, he gives 100 per cent and I am personally pleased he is back on board. The England international brought up the milestone as he netted twice in the 4-2 Champions League win over Bayer Leverkusen to move into fourth-place on the list of the Red Devils’ all-time top-scorers. Rooney has had a tumultuous summer with Chelsea seeing two bids turned down to acquire his services while speculation also mounted surrounding a potential move abroad. “Some supporters will remember the events of the summer but a lot of them will think of him for what he does on the football field and the great goals he has scored over the years. “There will be a minority who perhaps won’t look upon him fondly, but I think the majority will still love him. “We don’t know whether he really wanted to leave or not, David Moyes came out from the word go and said, ‘Wayne Rooney is not leaving the football club’, and that turned out to be the case. “He had to knuckle down and that’s what he did. He got back in the team, he is scoring goals and looking like his old self when he first arrived. He looks back to his best.” Rooney’s strike partner Robin van Persie was also on target on Tuesday night along with Antonio Valencia and, while neither of those two are likely to match the Liverpudlian’s goalscoring feats at Old Trafford, Carrick is delighted to see them all fully firing. “To have lads like that in your team is brilliant,” he said. “I thought Antonio was immense on Tuesday night as well and to have Wayne and Robin scoring and assisting is fantastic. “Even if they’re maybe not having the best of games they can always come up with something. I thought they played really well on Tuesday.” Meanwhile, United midfielder Jesse Lingard has joined Sky Bet Championship side Birmingham on a one-month loan deal. The 20-year-old is regarded as one of United’s most highly-regarded assets on the fringes of Moyes’ first team. Capped by England’s Under-21 side last month, Lingard is yet to make his senior debut for United but spent two months on loan at Leicester last season, making five substitute appearances. Michael Carrick was delighted to see Wayne Rooney back on form after the striker scored his 200th goal for Manchester United on Tuesday night. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Spurs going places – Holtby

first_img Press Association Holtby likens the Tottenham situation to the one Bayern Munich faced last season, when Jupp Heynckes managed to sustain a challenge on all fronts that eventually saw them complete a historic treble. “At Bayern Munich, everyone just did their work,” Holtby said. “The players were always patient and did their jobs for the team. “That’s why they won every title – and that’s how I see it here.” Holtby has no personal animosity towards Eriksen. Indeed, he has struck up a close personal friendship with the Dane, who was long touted as a potential Barclays Premier League player without anyone being willing to take a chance. “I get on very well with Christian,” Holtby said. “Off the pitch we do a lot of things. “On it when I get the opportunity I have to show that I can produce something. I need to keep working hard and putting on pressure. “It is going to be a very tough season because we have so many games. “I just saw the other day that we have eight games in December alone. People are going to get injured and we will need everyone.” The chances are Holtby will be back on the bench this weekend, though, when Chelsea visit White Hart Lane for a crucial Premier League encounter. While the result itself may not mean too much in terms of the title battle, a favourable outcome could generate a sense of belief in the Spurs camp that would push them a long way. “I don’t want to put that word in the mouth but we are aiming for very high things,” he said. “Chelsea is a massive game for us and a positive result can give us the confidence we need for the rest of the season. “We want to get in the top four. We want to play Champions League. That is the main aim.” In particular, the deadline-day arrival of Christian Eriksen from Ajax has closed off an avenue to Villas-Boas’ first-choice line-up, hence the Germany international’s selection for Tuesday night’s 4-0 Capital One Cup triumph at Aston Villa. Holtby could be forgiven for a sense of frustration at how events have conspired against him. He has no such feelings, though. Instead he is looking forward to the campaign with relish. “I wanted to come here,” he said. “I wanted to have this challenge. “I could have stayed at Schalke. I could have played there all the time. “But I wanted to fulfil my dream of playing for a top club in the Premier League. “I know Tottenham are going to do something big and I wanted to be part of it.” The 23-year-old quit Schalke for the lure of White Hart Lane in January. Holtby quickly established himself as a regular under Andre Villas-Boas, only for his status to be undermined by the huge amount of change Spurs have undergone to cope with the world-record exit of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid. Lewis Holtby has no regrets about hitching a ride on the Tottenham bandwagon because he is convinced they are destined for the very top.last_img read more

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Rafael returns home with injury

first_imgManchester United defender Rafael has returned home early from the club’s tour of the United States to have treatment on a groin problem. “As he was unlikely to participate in the remaining tour games, returning to the Aon Training Complex affords the best overall option for his recovery in time to continue pre-season preparation when the team returns,” said a statement on manutd.com. United’s Premier League opener at home to Swansea is just 19 days away on August 16. Press Associationcenter_img The 24-year-old sustained the injury in training prior to the Red Devils’ win over Roma in Denver on Friday. Even though there are three matches still remaining in America the Brazilian will not be fit in time to play in any, so the decision was made to send him back to England. last_img read more

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Christian Benteke will “run more” after chat with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

first_img The Belgium international came off the bench to score the winner to end Barclays Premier League leaders Leicester’s three-month unbeaten run. However, Benteke was only on the pitch because of a first-half hamstring injury to compatriot Divock Origi, who was preferred up front in the starting line-up. The £32.5million summer signing’s lack of movement has been criticised as it does not fit in with his manager’s all-action, high-tempo tactics. But the 25-year-old insists he can adapt to the needs of Klopp and the team. “I spoke with the manager a few days ago about where I can improve and what he is expecting from me,” said the striker. “Sometimes when you are a little bit on the side you try to understand what the manager needs and what he wants and we had a very good chat. “We had a ‘man conversation’ and I think it is going to help me and help the team. “I think I have to run more and I have to be there for my team-mates. “You could see (against Leicester) that I showed I understand his message and now I have to keep going like that.” After arriving from Aston Villa in the summer Benteke started the first six matches of the season under Brendan Rodgers, who fought so hard to bring the big striker to Anfield that the club relented after initially refusing to pay the full amount of his buy-out clause. But injury sidelined him for a month and by the time he returned Rodgers had been sacked and replaced by Klopp. He has yet to start back-to-back league matches under the German but that is set to change as he is now the only fit striker with Origi the latest to fall victim to a hamstring injury. Danny Ings has been ruled out for the season after a knee ligament operation and Daniel Sturridge has still not recovered from a hamstring problem despite the England international tweeting on Boxing Day: “I’m back training and good to go!!”. “I wanted to start (against Leicester), of course, every player wants to play but it is the decision of the manager and I have to be ready,” added Benteke. “I won’t complain. It is part of football. Inside of me I know it is not easy. “When I came it was for Brendan and now it is for Jurgen, so it is a different manager. “I have to learn and I have to understand what he wants. “Of course I am still a young player and I want to learn. He is the right manager for me to help me in my development. “I was not worried about fitting in or not because now football has changed. “I am not saying every player can play like Barcelona but I have been in England a long time so I can adapt. “I think like any striker you need a few games but we have a great squad and it is hard to play every game.” Liverpool striker Christian Benteke accepts he has to work harder on the pitch to earn a place in the side after an enlightening chat with manager Jurgen Klopp. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Conservative Donor Billionaire David Koch Dies

first_imgBillionaire conservative activist and philanthropist David Koch is dead. He died today at age 79.Koch and his older brother Charles owned the Nebraska-based energy and chemical company Koch Industries since 1983.David stepped away from running the company last year because of failing health.The Koch brothers are best known for building a huge network of conservative donors. The brothers directed donations to organizations that work to push for smaller government, mobilize voters and persuade elected officials to support libertarian-leaning economic policies.last_img

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