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Vermont Tech ranked among Top 10 public colleges in the North

first_imgVermont Technical College this week was named among the top 10 best public baccalaureate colleges in the North by U.S. News & World Report.In its 2011 “Best Colleges” issue, Vermont Tech placed ninth among all ranked public baccalaureate colleges in the North and 31st among all northern colleges. This is the fourth year in a row that Vermont Tech has placed among U.S.News & World Report’s top performers.   U.S.News & World Report’s annual college rankings are widely anticipated, circulated and respected throughout the United States.  There are 319 baccalaureate colleges ranked within four regions of the United States: North, South, Midwest, and West. Vermont Tech is one of just two Vermont colleges to make this year’s “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” list.“We are extremely pleased to be recognized by and ranked among U.S. News’ Best Colleges,” said interim college president Patricia Menchini, “and it’s especially gratifying to have earned this recognition four years in a row. It reflects the tremendous commitment everyone here – faculty, staff and administration – has made to our students, the college, and our unique mission here in Vermont.”According to its web site, the U.S. News ranking system gathers data from and about each school in 16 areas related to academic excellence. Each indicator is assigned a weight (expressed as a percentage) based on U.S.News’ judgments about which measures of quality matter most. At least 75 percent of a school’s ranking is based on a formula that uses objective measures of academic quality such as graduation rates, with the remaining 25 percent based on a peer assessment or an academic reputation survey among high school counselors.Baccalaureate colleges are defined by U.S. News as “institutions [that] focus primarily on undergraduate education…but grant fewer than 50 percent of their degrees in liberal arts disciplines. At these schools, at least 10 percent of undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees.”Source: Vermont Tech. 8.23.2010last_img read more

Lady A Cancels Performance Due to COVID-19

first_imgThe group said they are “bummed” that they won’t be joining Darius Rucker and Thomas Rhett on stage as previously planned.Kelley, 39, however, pre-taped his performance with Carly Pearce, so fans will get to watch that when the show airs.“We’ll be cheering on our friends at home like the rest of y’all! Stay safe out there 💛💛,” they concluded.- Advertisement – Pearce, 30, was originally set to share the stage with Lee Brice, but he had to cancel because he tested positive for the virus earlier this week.“I almost wrecked my car,” the “Every Little Thing” singer told Taste of Country on Tuesday, November 10, after hearing the news. “I was just like, ‘What is happening?’”Fellow country artist Tyler Hubbard also had to skip the show due to a positive test result.Earlier this week, Hubbard, 33, sparked rumors that he and Florida Georgia Line bandmate Brian Kelley had a fallout after he unfollowed him on social media. Hubbard’s wife, Hayley Hubbard, also unfollowed the musician.The country crooner has since begun following Brian again after some fans speculated that the two had issues due to their differing political views.Lady A, for their part, got into hot water earlier this year when they changed their name from Lady Antebellum to their new moniker due to its connection with slavery.The trio faced backlash from blues singer Lady A, who has been performing under the name for decades, when they announced the change in June. The singer, whose real name is Anita White, slammed the group for stealing her name.The musicians tried to find “common ground,” but weeks later, the group filed a lawsuit against White, 62, in order to use the name Lady A and make sure it doesn’t go against her “alleged trademark rights.”The blues singer commented on the drama surrounding the group in statement to Us Weekly in July. “It is now clear that their apologies, friendly texts, and playing on my love of God were just insincere gestures aimed at quieting me,” she said. “Well, I will not be quiet any longer. I have worked too long and too hard to just give my name away.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! “Taking a look back at last year’s CMA Awards and all the fun that we have every year getting to hang out with our country music family,” the group captioned two photos on Instagram. “Sadly, one of our immediate family members has just tested positive for COVID-19 this week.”Lady A Cancels CMA Awards 2020 Performance Due COVID-19Lady A at The 53rd Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 13, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. AFF-USA/ShutterstockThe trio, which is made up of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, explained that “so far, the three of us continue to test negative [but] out of caution and love for everyone involved with the CMAs, we’ve decided to stay home.”The 54th annual CMA Awards is the first awards show of the year to be filmed with a live audience and musicians in attendance amid the coronavirus pandemic. All other shows have been held virtually or without fans.- Advertisement – The show must go on! Lady A announced that they will no longer be performing at the 2020 Country Music Association Awards after one of their family members tested positive for COVID-19.The country group shared the news an hour before the awards show was set to begin in Nashville on Wednesday, November 11.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Hotel Kvarner in the most extensive renovation in its history

first_imgBy providing not only luxury accommodation, but also an exceptional holistic experience to all its visitors, LRH at the same time seeks to change the profile of tourists visiting Opatija.  In addition to the renovation of the building, the hotel will be surrounded by greenery and all hotel facilities will be open not only to hotel guests, but also to all visitors and friends of Opatija who want to enjoy the beauties of Hotel Kvarner and Kvarner Bay. The goal is to separate Opatija from the destination of mass tourism and make it the leading European luxury destination – just as it was in the past.  “Thanks to its heritage and luxury, Hotel Kvarner will offer guests an exceptional experience of the entire offer. By separating each of the properties within the group, our offer will increase and specialize, depending on the needs of our guests. Our goal is to make Opatija one of the most desirable destinations, but also a unique place you want to return to again to gain even more unforgettable memories. We strongly believe in partnering with the community in which we do business; therefore, in the coming decades we will invest not only in our real estate and employees, but also in the destination and the region itself.” pointed out Heimo Waldemar Hirn, President of the Management Board of LRH. Photo: LRH Repositioning of Opatija The hotel was built in 1884, and during the renovation worth 23,5 million euros, the hotel building will be reconstructed in accordance with all conservation guidelines in order for this luxury hotel to regain its former beauty, point out the company Liburnia Riviera Hotels (LRH) As the best and most important hotel in the Republic of Croatia, Hotel Kvarner will open its doors in the 2021 season.  In addition, the ground floor of the hotel will mainly house public spaces, such as a library, restaurants and a la carte restaurants, as well as a pool bar and a bar for cigar lovers. At the same time, the indoor pool will have direct access to the beach and the sea, while the existing spa area will be expanded to an additional 800 m2, which extends on the site of the former hot tubs. Warmbäder. The baths were completely destroyed in a fire in 1889 and will now be excavated. The famous Crystal Hall will retain its splendor, but along the way it will be modernized so that it can provide all the benefits of digitization for the needs of many future exclusive events. The investment in the renovation of the Kvarner Hotel is worth 23,5 million euros After the renovation, the hotel will have a larger number of apartments and larger and more comfortable rooms, a roof terrace as well as a new museum space, in which objects from the rich history of the hotel will be exhibited. During the renovation of the Hotel Kvarner, the area of ​​the Zelengaj restaurant, which is also owned by LRH, will be converted into a new reception. Hotel Kvarner, the oldest hotel in Croatia and in the northern Adriatic, and a symbol of the City of Opatija, is currently undergoing the most extensive renovation in its history. Investing in Hotel Kvarner marks the beginning of a long-term investment plan, according to which LRH will renovate all its valuable real estate from Opatija to Mošćenićka Draga, as well as the camp in Medveja, and raise the categorization of its hotels and villas to four or five stars. last_img read more

Relief efforts still ongoing for ‘Ursula’ victims in Aklan

first_imgAccording to Luna Moscoso, DSWD-6 chiefof the Disaster Response and Management Division, over 5,900 family food packs werealready given to residents affected by typhoon Ursula. SAN JOSE, Antique – Relief operations for the Ursula-battered towns of Aklanare still ongoing, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in WesternVisayas said. Moscoso noted that Aklan has 472 totallydamaged houses and 5,257 partially damaged houses due to the typhoon. Moscoso their regional officeimmediately started sending family food packs for the affected residents afterthe Aklan  provincial government declared a state of calamity last Dec.26. As of Monday, there are still 342families or 1,660 persons remaining in the evacuation centers in the townsof Altavas, Banga, Batan, Ibajay, Malay, Madalag, Malinao, Nabas, NewWashington and Tangalan. “There are still individuals who remainedin evacuation centers because of their damaged houses,” she said, adding thatthose affected were provided with food packs worth P360 each that would lastfor about two days for a family of five.center_img She said that only the towns of Kalibo,New Washington, Banga, and Numancia have electricity while the rest haveno power supply because poles had been toppled down by the typhoon.  (With areport from PNA/PN) The food packs contain rice,assorted canned goods and coffee. “There are 59,920 families and 260,449persons affected by Typhoon Ursula in Aklan province,” she added. Typhoon-affected residents in Aklan receive food packs from the Department of Social Welfare and Development. last_img read more

Jay Phillippe, 67

first_imgAlan “Jay” Phillippe, 67, of Rising Sun, formerly of Versailles passed away at 1:20am, Sunday, May 13, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born at the Good Samaritan Hospital on September 5, 1950 the son of Jesse and Jinnie Durham Phillippe. He was married to Leanna Antras on September 29, 1984 and she survives. Other survivors include one son A. J. (Brittany) Phillippe of Rising Sun; one daughter Megan Phillippe and her husband Michael Hastings of Indianapolis; four grandchildren Maddie, Braysen, and Tanner Phillippe, and Eliza Hastings; one sister Rita (George) Speigelhalder of Uniontown; his father and mother-in-law Ed and Vickie Antras of Versailles, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Phillippe was a 1968 graduate of South Ripley High School. He attended Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky and also attended the Cincinnati Bible College. He was a 15 year employee of the CSX Railroad and retired after 15 years as a custodian for the South Ripley Schools. Jay was a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ and a former member of the Versailles Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and trustee. He was also a member of the Rising Sun Sons of the American Legion and was former member of that organization in Versailles. In his spare time Jay enjoyed still board shooting, reading, fishing, golf, and sports, especially IU basketball. Funeral services for Jay will be on Wednesday, May 16 at 11am at the Rising Sun Church of Christ with Bro. Nathan Pelekowski and Rev. Mike Cantrell officiating. Burial will be in the Rising Sun Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Strasemeier Relay for Life Team or the Rising Sun Church of Christ Youth Group in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

More than $120 Million Going to Local Communities for Infrastructure Improvements

first_imgArea Communities that were awarded funds include:Batesville      $1.53 million Edinburgh    $563,500Rushville      $481, 500Seymour       $2.98 million and $1.25 millionDearborn County    $ 1.592 millionUnion County          $ 1.03 million Statewide—The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that $120.8 million in federal transportation funding is being awarded to 52 cities, towns, and counties in rural portions of Indiana to invest in local road and bridge improvements and sidewalk projects.  Almost $10 million will be invested in southeastern Indiana.  “Indiana is making unprecedented investments in infrastructure,” Governor Eric J. Holcomb said. “Our partnership with cities, towns, and counties to improve local roads and build new sidewalks is an important element in our bold strategy to enhance connections for all Hoosiers regardless of where they live, play, and work.”For this latest round of funding, rural communities will design, develop and purchase land for projects that would be bid during the fiscal year beginning July 2025. While the funds awarded now are dedicated to construction, INDOT will also be financially participating in design, engineering, and right of way acquisition components of these projects.Federal transportation funds are leveraged by many communities to rehabilitate or replace local bridges. As INDOT continues to partner with local governments to make record investments in taking care of existing roads and bridges, this round of funding awards emphasized improving local bridge conditions. Nearly $87 million in federal funds were awarded for projects to rehab or replace 54 local bridges currently rated in poor condition. Beyond bridge projects, these funds will support pavement resurfacing/reconstruction projects; Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) projects such as sidewalks, ADA ramps, and trails; and traffic safety projects.INDOT dedicates approximately 25 percent of its federal highway funds to support local projects each year. Metropolitan Planning Organizations distribute those funds to cities, towns, and counties within the state’s larger urbanized areas while INDOT distributes funds outside MPO areas. Communities must contribute at least 20 percent in local matching funds and meet other federal requirements to receive federal funding.Communities were invited to submit project applications to INDOT for potential funding during a call for projects announced in October 2019.last_img read more

LABA/ Hamid Foundation U-23 basketball continues tonight with double-header

first_imgTHE Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA) /Abdulla Hamid under 23 basketball championship which bounced off last night will continue tonight at the Mackenzie Sports Club hard court where,in the opening game,Kwakwani will debut against second seeded Victory Valley Royals at 18.30 hrs ,in what should be an interesting match since Kwakwani is one of the unknown quantities in this tournament.In the second game at 20.30 hrs,Retrieve Raiders, seeded at number four, will start their campaign when they face unknown Christianburg Pistons, another team which is making its debut at this level, after some years in the wilderness not playing competitively,and previously known as the Wismar Pistons.Next Friday the Half Mile Bulls,ranked number one,will face the Pistons,while the other match is between the Pistons and Jets.The teams are placed in two groups with the Bulls, Raiders Flames and Pistons making up group A, while in Group B are Royals, Jets, Falcons and Kwakwani.The top two teams from the two groups will advance to the semifinals to determine the finalists.Trophies and replicas are at stake for the top four clubs.last_img read more

Iheanacho Opens up on Life under Guardiola

first_imgManchester City starlet Kelechi Iheanacho has been speaking about life under the club’s new manager, Pep Guardiola.Iheanacho enjoyed a breakthrough campaign under Guardiola’s predecessor, Manuel Pellegrini, last season and is looking to go one better this season.The 19-year-old has now kicked off life at City under the much respected Guardiola and took the time to explain how it has been since the Spaniard took the reins.“Guardiola is a good manager, everyone knows that. “He’s bringing fresh thoughts and his own style. Everything is different and everyone is adapting to what he’s teaching us.“We need to understand what he’s telling us and what he wants to bring to the team,” Iheanacho told Sky Sports.Iheanacho has been going through the rigours of pre-season with his City teammates under the guidance of Guardiola.He notes that “there is nothing to enjoy about pre-season” while also discussing his goalscoring style.He also discussed his versatility which he insists could benefit both club and country.“There’s nothing to enjoy about pre-season, you just have to work hard.“Everyone finishes (scores) the way that they finish, it just feels natural for me.“In my country, that’s where I started playing. I was a number 10,” he said.“For my club, I play more as a striker but I can play in both positions. I can play as a striker or I can play as a number 10. I can even play on the wing as well. I can play in any position.”Iheanacho rounded off by voicing his sentiments on his partnership with Argentine striker Sergio Aguero.“I don’t know yet (if I will partner Aguero or act as his understudy in the new season).“When we start the season, we’ll find out what the coach is going to bring to the team.“The atmosphere (in the team) is great. We want to achieve a lot this season and I think we’re in good shape to do it.“We can reach our goals. I was happy with what I achieved last season and where I am today.“But I have to keep working to improve every day and in every training session. I think I’m improving a lot. I just need to keep working to improve more and more. I want to make the fans proud,” he said.Iheanacho scored 14 goals in all competitions this season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

… Zenith Bank Commends Team Nigeria’s Performance

first_imgThe Management of Zenith Bank Plc has commended the Team Nigerian athletes that took part in the just concluded African Senior Athletics Championship in Asaba, Delta State.Nigeria finished overall third with nine gold, six silver and five bronze medals behind overall winners Kenya with 11gold, six silver and two bronze medals. South Africa came second with nine gold, 13 silver and eight bronze medals.Group Managing Director of the bank, Peter Amangbo, said that it was a great feat by the Nigerian contingent in a continental competition involving 52 countries from various parts of Africa. Amangbo said: “The athletes gave a very good account of themselves in Asaba and we are really proud of them. It was great to have many big names on the continent compete in Nigeria.“We are very happy that Team Nigerian athletes were among the best performers. Winning the 4x100m women relay was a great feat while the individual feats of young athletes like Tobi Amusan were commendable.“Zenith Bank is proud to be part of this competition and we are also happy about the achievements of Team Nigeria at the competition. We will continue to support sports in every way we can.”Zenith Bank Plc led the donors at the fund raising event for the championship with the sum of N300m while Bube Dan gave N20m, Levant Construction N20m, Gomene N11m, Delta State House of Assembly N7m, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development N5m, among others.Top athletes like Amusan, Kelechi Nwanaga and Divine Oduduru showered praises on Zenith Bank and other sponsors for providing the enabling environment for the big competition to take place in Asaba.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Marrone, Orange miss out on New York’s No. 1 recruit Ogundeko

first_img Related Stories Top recruits Ogundeko, Smith to announce commitments tomorrow; Both have Syracuse on their lists Facebook Twitter Google+ Ebenezer Ogundeko committed to Clemson during the Under Armour All-American Game on Friday.Ogundeko, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound defensive end from Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., is one of the top recruits in New York state. He had offers from numerous schools, including Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Notre Dame, but cut his list down to Syracuse and Clemson.Earning the commitment of Ogundeko would’ve been a major accomplishment for Syracuse and head coach Doug Marrone. Marrone’s been looking to dominate the recruiting pipeline from New York City to Syracuse, and Ogundeko’s commitment would have been a major step toward doing so.But Ogundeko chose Syracuse’s new Atlantic Coast Conference foe instead.Brian Dohn, a recruiting analyst for, said Ogundeko is a versatile player who could also be an outside linebacker in college.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He can play outside linebacker, he can play defensive end. And I think in today’s defensive schemes, you need versatile players like that,” Dohn said. “Once he gets to a school, they’ll really figure out where he fits best. But you always want kids that can play multiple positions in case one spot doesn’t work out.” rated Ogundeko as a three-star recruit, while Rivals gave him four stars.“But from a strength standpoint, for a high school kid, it’s very good,” Dohn said. “And when you watch him play on tape, and I mean this in a complimentary way, he’s got a violent way of playing just in terms of how physical he is.”Ogundeko has the type of frame where he could put on weight to be exclusively a defensive end, Dohn said, or he could lose weight to be an outside linebacker.Dohn said physically, Ogundeko has the capability to play as a true freshman, and also has a good football I.Q. He could play as a freshman if Clemson needs him to.“With him, if he progresses off the field,” Dohn said, “he can play as a freshman because he’s physically strong enough now.” Commentscenter_img Published on January 4, 2013 at 6:19 pm Contact Chris: | @chris_isemanlast_img read more