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

Equifax made major errors that led to hack, Smith concedes

first_img continue reading » Equifax Inc.’s former chief executive officer said the credit-reporting company didn’t meet its responsibility to protect sensitive consumer information, confirming that the failure to fix a software vulnerability months ago led to the theft of more than 140 million Americans’ personal data.Richard Smith apologized for the breach and outlined a chronology of key events in testimony prepared for House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing set for Tuesday, according to a copy obtained by Bloomberg. He blamed human errors, particularly the failure to repair the problematic software despite warnings from the federal government and the company’s own security team.“To each and every person affected by this breach, I am deeply sorry that this occurred,” Smith said. “The company failed to prevent sensitive information from falling into the hands of wrongdoers.” 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Every day’s a holiday in this home

first_img Huge interest in termite-infested house Expressions of interest: Closing June 2, 2020 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:36Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenA mansion you’d to be isolated in!00:37It’s one of the most jaw-dropping mansions to hit the market this year. Welcome to Riverpoint, a six-bedroom residence described as the “pinnacle of luxury waterfront living and entertaining”. Built on a massive 2,623sq m point position with 90m of main river frontage, the 1,651sq m residence at 1-3 La Scala court, Isle of Capri is surrounded with lush tropical gardens and is reminiscent of a Thai resort.Marketing agent Michael Kollosche, managing director of agency Kollosche, said there were only a few properties on the Gold Coast that were truly unique and Riverpoint was one of them. It feels like a tropical holiday here. Love at first inspection.“This is one of the Gold Coast’s most iconic homes,” Mr Kollosche said. “There’s very few homes that you can walk in and feel like you’re permanently on holidays and that is what this home is like.”A riverfront block of this size and with a house of this calibre was a rare combination on the Gold Coast market.“The home originally took the builder about four and a half years to build,” Mr Kollosche said. “A lot of detail went into the build.” That could be any five-star exclusive resort in Fiji or Tahiti. Your own private beach.From the moment you step inside the gates you feel a million miles away from Surfers Paradise. “Broadly speaking, when you walk through the front doors it’s very private and opens up to the river where you get the skyline views of Broadbeach and up to the Hinterland,” he said.As you wind your way through the gardens and inside, the spectacular water views are on show from every room. There are six stunning bedrooms. It’s almost like you don’t know where to look, it’s all so stunning.There are several areas for relaxation and entertainment, from a cinema, kitchen with scullery and cold room, an executive office, six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and three powder rooms.There are formal and informal living rooms, a wellness retreat and even a man cave.Taking centre stage outside is the alfresco pavilion, which sits at the heart of the property. It has a state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen and offers effortless entertaining overlooking the manicured gardens, pool and riverfront. Water enthusiasts will also relish the private beach, pontoon and boat ramp with direct access into the 10 car basement garage, as well as the tennis court and gymnasium.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago Just a real luscious feel inside and out. Perfect entertainer.Mr Kollosche said he was confident the property would sell.“It’s a very unique home and sometimes for the buyer, it’s the opportunity of being able to acquire a home of this calibre,” Mr Kollosche said.“You can’t put a figure on the time, effort and details that go into building a home like this. “From acquiring the land through to the construction of the home, it can be a long process. So for someone to purchase something like this that’s already done, it is pretty special.”Mr Kollosche said he had four private inspections lined up for today. Agent: Michael Kollosche and Eddie Wardale, Kollosche and Amir Mian, Amir Prestige Auction restrictions relax next weekend Inspections: By appointment MORE: Why I live on the Gold Coastlast_img read more

D.O. Sportscast episode 6: Matthew Gutierrez breaks down Syracuse’s loss to Miami and big money move to ACC

first_img Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on October 23, 2017 at 2:24 pm This week on the D.O. Sportscast, Matthew Gutierrez joins the show to discuss Syracuse’s loss at Miami, which Gutierrez attended and watched the first half of with senior wide receiver Steve Ishmael’s parents. He also breaks down his latest feature, detailing the financial boom Syracuse gained after jumping ship from the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference four years ago.Listen to episode six here:center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

VP Records Celebrates 40 Years With ‘Down in Jamaica’

first_imgQUEENS, New York – Down in Jamaica — 40 Years of VP Records, a hit-laden box set celebrating the Queens, New York company’s latest milestone, will be released on October 25.The set contains 94 songs by 101 artists who helped make VP Records, arguably, the leading independent company of its kind in the United States. Several of those songs, including Who Am I and No Letting Go, were sizable pop hits that made VP a solid player in mainstream markets.“Who Am I” by Beenie Man reached number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1998. Released in 2003, No Letting Go by singer Wayne Wonder peaked at number 11 on that table.The songs on ‘Down in Jamaica’ were compiled by Carter Van Pelt, VP’s Director of Catalog Development. Its four-CD set, four seven-inch vinyl records and four 12-inch vinyl records, are accompanied by a 24-page biography about the company.“The set doesn’t focus on a particular genre, but covers the types of music that were current in every era, whether it was reggae, dub, dancehall, or hybrid styles or reggae revival, and of course a nod to soca,” Van Pelt explained.Those genres include lovers rock which is represented by songs like Beres Hammond’s Rockaway, Just One of Those Days (Sizzla) and She’s Royal by Tarrus Riley; roots-reggae by Garnet Silk (Lord Watch Over our Shoulder), Down by The River (Morgan Heritage) and Destiny (Buju Banton); dancehall from Admiral Tibet, Shabba Ranks and Coco Tea (Serious Times), Stop Loving You (Freddie McGregor), Footprints (TOK) and Mavado (On The Rock); George Nooks’ gospel smash, God is Standing By; and soca in the form of Bunji Garlin’s Big Bad Soca.VP Records was founded in 1979 by the husband-and-wife of Vincent and Pat Chin in 1979. Previously, they operated the successful Randy’s record label and recording studio in their native Jamaica, working with elite artistes such as The Skatalites, The Wailers, Gregory Isaacs and Dennis Brown.VP evolved from distributing the songs and albums of artists and producers through licensing deals to signing exclusive contracts with them. Those arrangements flourished during the 1990s when the company worked with top Jamaican production houses like Penthouse, Shocking Vibes and Main Street.Vincent Chin died in 2003, but VP Records continues to thrive with main outlets in Queens and Miramar, Florida.last_img read more