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Gubernatorial appointments made in May, June, July 2010

first_imgSource: Governor’s office. 8.13.2010 Vermont Pension Investment CommitteeVaughen Altemus, WillistonRichard Johannesen, Stowe Endangered Species CommitteeSarah Laughlin, CambridgeJennifer Ramstetter, BrattleboroPaul Wieczoreck, HinesburgIan Worley, CornwallVermont Enhanced 911 BoardSusie Hudson, MontpelierTimothy O’Meara, MontpelierGary Taylor, Saint AlbansJeanne Wilson, Hinesburg Board of Public AccountancyThomas Shortle, Rutland Vermont Interagency Coordinating Council  for Families, Infants & ToddlersJames Austin, AlburghCatherine Burns, RichmondErin Hand, MontpelierElizabeth Jordan-Shock, WillistonKathleen Kilbourne, WillistonLinda Michniewicz, NewportSusan Ryan, Colchester Water Well Advisory CommitteeClaude Chevalier, Highgate Vermont State Historical Records Advisory BoardChris Burns, BurlingtonPaul Carnahan, MontpelierMary Jo Davis, West BurkeAnn Lawless, WheelockScott Reilly, BarreD. Gregory Sanford, PlainfieldElizabeth Scott, JerichoAndrew Wentink, Cornwall Community High School of Vermont BoardRichard Fraser, South Ryegate Vermont Veterans’ Home Board of Trustees: Thomas Kenyon, West WindsorRobert Sanders, Charlotte Travel & Recreation CouncilBrian Cain, MontpelierEdward Stahl, StoweWilliam Stenger, NewportVictoria Tebbetts, Cabot State Board of Dental ExaminersRandall Miller, South BurlingtonDixie Vallie, Jericho State Program Standing Committee for Child, Adolescent, and Family Mental HealthSandra Bartley, ChesterKathleen Holsopple, FairfieldBarbara Rachelson, BurlingtonCynthia Smith, Fair Haven Capital Debt Affordability Advisory CommitteeDavid Coates, Colchester Criminal Justice Training CouncilJoseph Damiata, Williston Vermont Economic Development AuthorityLeon Graves, FairfieldJohn Hashagen, BrattleboroDaniel Kurzman, Canaan Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living Advisory BoardSarah Wendell Launderville, Montpelier Vermont Developmental Disabilities CouncilDonna Bennett, BrattleboroJohn Hall, NewportKathleen Hamilton, BenningtonEdward Paquin, Montpelier Vermont Aviation Advisory CouncilGeorge Coy, SwantonRoger Damon, Saint JohnsburyRobert Flint, SpringfieldWilliam Gillam, RutlandJeffrey Mast, BenningtonJohn McNerney, New HavenGregory Parke, RutlandMary Paull, NewportEdward Peet, CornwallWilliam Rozensky, Fair HavenBrian Searles, BurlingtonDouglas Smith, Grand IsleBoard of Barbers & CosmetologistsJudith Wernecke, Berlin Vermont Racing CommissionHarlan Sylvester, Burlington Governor Jim Douglas today released the list of appointments made in May, June and July, 2010. Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with DisabilitiesKenneth Ballard, Williston State Rehabilitation CouncilPaul Meier, Fairfax State Board of OptometryEmma Pudvah, Hardwick State Emergency Response CommissionKim Brill, Fairfax Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & SportsSuzanne Brue, BurlingtonDavid Butsch, BerlinJennifer Carter, BrandonRosilyn Chaloux, Saint JohnsburyPam Cross, Saint AlbansJanet Franz, ShelburneDavid Kerin, MiddleburyMaureen Mayo, NorthfieldStuart Offer, WillistonKylee Ryan, ColchesterPatricia Turley, Montpelier Alcohol & Drug Abuse CouncilLisa Anne Atwood, Northfield Transportation BoardRene Blanchard, Essex Hearing Panels for Professional Public EducatorsKevin Endres, MiltonGail Kilmartin, NewportJohn Pandolfo, Montpelier Nuclear Advisory PanelBradley Aldrich, MontpelierWilliam Burton, Westminster Vermont Sentencing CommissionCatherine Metropoulos, Charlotte Act 264 Advisory BoardTheodore Tighe, Middlebury Human Services BoardRobert Butterfield, Saint Johnsbury Connecticut River Watershed Advisory CommissionBeverly Major, PutneyJoseph Sampson, Bradford Governor’s Snowmobile Advisory CouncilBonnie Holbrook, ThetfordJohn Lynds, GranitevilleStarlene Poulin, Williston Board of PharmacyJudith Wernecke, West Berlin Scenery Preservation CouncilTordis Isselhardt, BenningtonGeorge Schiavone, Shelburne Board of Real Estate AppraisersHeidi Hayward Urish, Burlington Access Board  Kim Morrow, Barre Vermont Film Corporation, Board of DirectorsSusan Kruthers, Montpelier Fish & Wildlife BoardSteven Adams, Hartland Vermont Downtown Development BoardPeg Elmer, South RoyaltonTim Halvorson, CharlotteMichael McDonough, Bennington Victims Compensation BoardCatherine Metropoulos, CharlotteRobert Paolini, WaterburyRuth Stokes, Williston Vermont Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery Advisory BoardJudee Chatot-Travis, Barre TownMerlin Doyle, ChelseaRobert Walsh, South Burlington Workforce Development CouncilMichael Blair, MontpelierHal Cohen, North MiddlesexDiane Davis, PittsfordNeil Gruber, MiddleburyStephen Marsh, Newport CenterMac McLaughlin, ShorehamRonald Rabideau, UnderhillGrant Spates, DerbyDavid Townsend, Rutland New England Interstate Water Pollution Control CommissionJames Ehlers, ColchesterEugene Forbes, BurlingtonDennis Lutz, South Burlingtonlast_img read more

Companies see potential in using brownfield sites for new solar generation

first_imgCompanies see potential in using brownfield sites for new solar generation FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:For two decades, coal has been pulled from a Bent Mountain mine in eastern Kentucky. But in a startling move in the heart of coal country, a rival — solar — is preparing to move on to the land.From Appalachia in the U.S. to Queensland in Australia and Chernobyl in Ukraine, solar and wind farms are being developed or built in places not normally associated with clean energy, and in some regions long resistant to it.Slapping solar panels atop so-called brownfield sites, land that housed mines, emissions-belching power plants or were tarnished by nuclear disaster, can be cheaper than decontaminating the ground and turning it into parkland. At the same time, there’s the prospect of turning environmental foes into friends.“We’re essentially turning these drains on a community into an asset,” said Chad Farrell, chief executive officer of Encore Renewable Energy, a Vermont-based developer that’s contemplating installing solar arrays at coal-ash ponds across Appalachia. “You’re not going to get a large revenue-generating asset on a former landfill.”Solar is already established within the nuclear zone of Chernobyl, at a massive former coal-fired power plant in Canada, and at landfills and other brownfield sites throughout New England, where renewables are popular but land is at a premium. Meanwhile, BHP Group, the world’s biggest mining company, is working on permits and engineering plans to turn legacy sites in Arizona and New Mexico into solar and storage facilities.Regions long dependent on traditional energy sources for jobs and tax revenue are increasingly turning to solar and wind power, cementing their push into the mainstream at a time when the coal industry is ailing. U.S. power produced from burning coal shrank by 6.3 percent in 2018, as almost 13 gigawatts of coal plants were closed, according to BloombergNEF. That’s second only to 2015 when 15 gigawatts of coal-fired plants were shuttered.More: ‘Land no one else wants’ gets solar as coal, nukes fade awaylast_img read more

Public relations bureau head Febri Diansyah resigns from KPK

first_imgFebri Diansyah, the head of the Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) public relations bureau, has resigned from the antigraft agency.KPK spokesperson Ali Fikri confirmed Febri’s departure on Thursday, saying that the commission’s human resources bureau had received his resignation letter.“Following the KPK’s policy, employees who resign must submit a written notice one month in advance,” Ali told reporters Thursday. Febri’s official resignation is presumed to take effect on Oct. 18.In the resignation letter dated Sept. 18, a copy of which was obtained by The Jakarta Post, Febri cited “changes in the KPK’s political and legal condition” over the past 11 months as the reason for his departure — presumably referring to the changes caused by the controversial revision to the KPK Law that was passed in September last year.“Through this letter, I also want to thank the KPK leaders, my direct supervisors, the secretary-general and other colleagues at the KPK, all the learning processes, differences of opinion and joint work that have been done before,” Febri writes in the letter, the authenticity of which has been confirmed by Ali.Febri confirmed his resignation to journalists on Thursday. “Yes, with all my love for the KPK, I bid my farewell,” he said.Prior to joining the KPK, Febri was an activist of Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW). He served as the commission’s spokesperson and public relations bureau head in 2016 until the commission appointed two acting new spokespersons in December last year.Laode M. Syarif, a former KPK commissioner who served from 2015 to 2019, wished Febri good luck in a written statement.“His resignation from the KPK should be regretted because he is an important asset of the commission in maintaining its dignity,” Laode said, “I really believe that wherever he is, he will always fight to prevent and eradicate corruption, because anti-corruption is in his DNA.”Topics :last_img read more

Ghana Rugby announces Sevens Championship fixtures

first_imgThe Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU – Ghana Rugby) has announced the fixtures of the 2018 Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC) Sevens Tournament.The tournament will be played in a format similar to the World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series with 12 men’s and six women’s sevens teams competing in three men’s and two women’s pools on Saturdays from the end of June to end of August 2018.According to Mr Herbert Mensah, President of Ghana Rugby, the GRCC Sevens will provide both players and spectators with lots of excitement and indeed fun.“Sevens Rugby has become a popular format of the Game of Rugby due to its fast pace and shorter game time and the GRCC Sevens will be a spectacle not to be missed. We invite everybody to open up their Saturdays for the following two months and to join us for a day of fun,” Mensah said.In the Accra section Accra Rugby Club, Conquerors Sporting Club, Cosmos Buffaloes RFC and Dansoman Hurricanes RFC will play in Pool A with Lions RFC, Accra Rugby Club 2, Conquerors Sporting Club 2 and Lions RFC 2 making up Pool B.Matches will be played on the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturdays starting at 8 am with the last match kicking off at 6 pm. Dennis Foundation Sporting Club, Griffons R F C, Western Cheetahs R F C and Stallions R F C will play in the Cape Coast section at the Robert Mensah Stadium.The women’s sevens team will play in the Accra section and will consist of Conquerors Sporting Club, Cosmos Buffalos RFC and Griffons RFC in Pool A while Dansoman Hurricanes RFC, Lions RFC and Griffons RFC 2 will make up Pool B.Playoffs will start at 2:40 pm in both Accra and Cape Coast.The GRCC Sevens Tournament will also form part of Ghana rugby’s preparation for its participation in the 2018 Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens tournament that will be held in Tunisia between 11 and 13 October. The Tunisia tournament will be contested between twelve African rugby nations that will include Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tunisia, Madagascar, Morocco, Senegal, Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius and Namibia.In 2017 the Ghana Eagles participated for the first time in the Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens tournament and managed to beat Mauritius in the 9th Place Playoff.The Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens tournament forms the basis of qualification for African nations to qualify for the World Rugby Cup Sevens, the World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series and the Olympics.In 2017 Uganda and Zimbabwe qualified to take part in the World Rugby Cup Sevens and will join South Africa and Kenya as African participants in San Francisco to play for top honours between 20 and 23 July. In total 24 nations will compete in the men’s competition while 16 women’s teams will take part. In the women’s tournament, there is only one African team taking part, namely South Africa.Seven players play sevens Rugby on the field with five replacements in two halves lasting only seven minutes each. The Sevens format is characterised by its short duration and fast pace of the game.The GRCC Sevens will also form the basis of selection of both a men’s and women’s national team, the Ghana Eagles.Mensah said that although Ghana Rugby has to date not competed in international women’s tournaments, the situation will change from 2019. “My administration and I have fully committed ourselves to the development of Women In Rugby in Ghana, and I am convinced that Ghana can become the top team in African women’s rugby in the foreseeable future,” he said.Related: Ghana Rugby – AM Sports on JoyNewslast_img read more

Veoh launches Web video syndication

first_imgVeoh Networks Inc. is launching a Web video syndication service today that uses peer-to-peer technology to distribute DVD-quality video and publish it on the Web’s most popular sites, including MySpace and YouTube. The privately held company hopes to become an online television service, allowing content creators to build their own channels and viewers to easily find and download video. Veoh hopes to distinguish itself from competitors such as Brightcove, Revver and others by the use of a peer-to-peer network that will allow the delivery of huge video files more efficiently. With Veoh, users share the load of transmitting content, which is generally sent in small chunks from PCs that have its software installed. The company is also touting its virtual digital video recorder service, which allows users to subscribe to programs or download video from any Web site. Veoh Chief Executive Dmitry Shapiro calls his service a “virtual cable operator” that can support an unlimited number of channels. “It’s not about the studios coming in and rebroadcasting the same stuff you can find on TV,” he said. With Web video ranging in quality from studio-created shows that are found on iTunes to user-generated clips found on sites such as YouTube, analysts say there is room in between for professional-looking amateur content. “In the middle is where things get interesting,” said Joe Laszlo, an analyst at Jupiter Research. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The San Diego-based company has raised $12.5 million from investors such as Michael Eisner, former chief executive of The Walt Disney Co.; Time Warner Inc.; and private venture-capital firms. Once content creators upload their videos to Veoh, the content can be instantly syndicated across the Web to popular sites such as YouTube and Facebook. The videos also can be distributed to blogs, Really Simply Syndication feeds and portable devices such as Apple Inc.’s iPods. The site has already signed deals with US Weekly magazine to create a celebrity news channel. The Hollywood talent agency UTA also has agreed to create a channel to audition clips from aspiring filmmakers and actors. The service allows content creators the flexibility to include advertising in their shows or sell clips on a rental or download-to-own basis. Users also could be charged a subscription for a season’s worth of programs. last_img read more

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