Vermont First Tee Grants 37 Additional Vermont Elementary Schools

first_img(Rutland, Vermont, 8 January 2009) The First Tee National School Program and the Vermont Golf Association, Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fund, Vermont Golf Course Superintendent’s Association, Vermont Golf Industry Committee, Vermont Professional Golfers Association, Vermont Senior Golf Association, and the Vermont State Women’s Golf Association, have today announced that 37 additional local elementary school physical education programs will participate in the 2009 The First Tee National School Program. The 37 new schools join the 15 schools that entered into the program in 2008.2009 schools: Allen Brook School (Williston), Beeman Elementary (New Haven), Bradford Elementary & Graded School (Bradford), Bridgewater Village (Bridgewater), Champlain Elementary (Burlington), Clarendon Elementary (North Clarendon), Dover Elementary School (Dover), Dummerston School (East Dummerston), Elm Hill Elementary (North Springfield), Georgia Middle School (St. Albans), Grafton Elementary School (Grafton), J.J. Flynn Elementary (Burlington), Kurn Hattin Homes (Westminster), Lothrop Elementary School (Pittsford), Manchester Elementary (Manchester Center), Mettawee Community School (West Pawlet), Mt. Holly School (Mt. Holly), Newbury Elementary School (Newbury), Northfield Elementary (Northfield), Oak Grove School (Brattleboro), Orange Center School (East Barre), Orchard Elementary School (South Burlington), Plymouth Elementary (Plymouth), Rochester School (Rochester), Rumney Elementary School (Middlesex), Stockbridge Elementary School (Stockbridge), Warren Elementary School (Warren), and Williston Central (Williston).2008 schools: Barnard Elementary School, Bristol Elementary School, Cavendish Town Elementary School, Chester-Andover Elementary School, East Montpelier Elementary School, Ludlow Elementary School, Lyndon Town School, Milton Elementary School, Mountain View Community School (Rutland), Pomfret Elementary School, Proctor Elementary School, Reading Elementary School, Rutland Town School, Sherburne Elementary School, and State Street School (Windsor).The National School Program curriculum is based on national physical education standards (www.aahperd.com(link is external)), and utilizes equipment that is designed to be developmentally appropriate, safe and fun for children and beginners. The statewide Vermont golf collaborative partners, corporate sponsors, and individual donors are funding up to 75% of the cost to the schools.The golf community and physical education teachers know it is important for kids to learn activities that provide lifetime benefits while integrating strong character values. The National School Program emphasizes The First Tee Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, respect, confidence, responsibility, courtesy, sportsmanship, perseverance and judgment.Community support is integral to this program and the statewide golf associations and Vermont PGA teaching professionals will provide the school with information on a variety of instructional and play opportunities for interested students and families. Parents may also check the junior golf Web site: www.juniorlinks.com(link is external) or www.thefirsttee.org(link is external) for more information.”The National School Program is structured to present a quality, school golf curriculum that develops competency, understanding and progression through movement and physical skills,” said Benna Cawthorn, Director of The First Tee National School Program. “Through this program, children as young as five will be exposed to the motor patterns associated with golf, along with the inherent values of the game.”Richard H. Mihlrad, President of the Vermont Golf Association said, “The statewide associations for golf in Vermont are excited to expand The First Tee National School Program into the elementary schools throughout the state. We know the results of our efforts will reap great benefits to the children of Vermont.”About The First TeeThe First Tee (www.thefirsttee.org(link is external)) is an initiative of the World Golf Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in St. Augustine, FL at World Golf Village, home of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Its mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its values to over 1.5 million participants and students in 48 states and four international locations – Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Singapore. Former President George Bush serves as honorary chairman.For more information, contact Richard H. Mihlrad, President, Vermont Golf Association, by phone (802) 645-1907 or e-mail (rmihlrad@sover.net(link sends e-mail)).Vermont Golf AssociationPost Office Box 1612, Station ARutland, Vermont 05701(800) 924-0418 ▪ (802) 773-7180www.vtga.org(link is external) ▪ vga@vtga.org(link sends e-mail)last_img read more

Undercover Agents Will Fight Police Corruption In Bolivia

first_imgBy Dialogo April 07, 2011 The measures taken by the government of Bolivia is good, now what’s missing is to know whether these laws will be enforced by the courts of law, that also are guilty of ‘laissez-faire’ and let criminal acts happen because their justice for these cases ‘is blind’. On the other side lawyers of criminals are ‘experts’ in defending them ‘without receiving a fine’ which means they get away ‘free’ without the lawyers applying their fees and that includes professionals (What do the law schools say or do? Nothing.) We should recognize as incontrovertible truth since it was written by inspiration in the Bible: “Everyone is corrupt, there is none that doeth good” (Psalm 14). Another of the problems is: Where will they put those ‘convicted’ if the prisons are overcrowded and the ‘colleges’ are the same, where criminals receive their ‘Masters’? And another thing is the inmates must keep paying their so-called ‘prediarios’ at two dollars a day, while medical students attending their last year as interns in hospitals received a dollar (¿?).In conclusion, while as long as the global system (political, economic, social, religious, educational, medical, industrial, commercial, media, are corrupted) there is no hope for humanity dominated by man to his detriment that thanks to God is in his final days believe it or not. On 5 April, the Bolivian government approved a law on the police disciplinary regime that authorizes the use of undercover agents to fight corruption, two weeks after President Evo Morales set a ninety-day deadline to eradicate fraud from the institution. The image of the police has been severely tarnished by an investigation of forty police officers for suspected ties to drug trafficking and the detention in Panama of a prominent former head of the fight against drugs, retired general René Sanabria, subsequently extradited to the United States, where he is facing trial. “This law authorizes the possible use of undercover agents to fight against police corruption, against some bad police officers, with criminals of another kind,” Interior Minister Sacha Llorenti explained at a press conference. On 11 March, President Morales gave the new commandant of the National Police, Col. Ciro Farfán, ninety days to “eradicate the cancer” within that institution. “And what is that cancer for me? It’s ‘flips’ (seizure and illegal appropriation of drugs), it’s ‘cover’ (protecting criminals), it’s the so-called ‘touch’ (bribe),” the president graphically explained. At the beginning of March, Morales also warned that those involved with drug trafficking would be prosecuted without exception. Sanabria, the director of the Bolivian anti-drug fight between 2007 and 2009, entered a not-guilty plea in a Miami court on charges of trafficking 144 kilograms of drugs to the United States from a Chilean port.last_img read more