The Vermont Chamber of Commerce will hold a press conference in Room 10 at the State House on Monday, December 15 at 10:30 AM to release the Top Five Economic Development Initiatives for 2004.Paving the way to job creation and retention, the initiatives focus on: permit reform, competitive business climate, tax policy to ensure business investment, energy costs and taxes, and travel and tourism.Recognizing that the legislative climate is ripe for compromise, Vermont Chamber Board Chair Kevin O’Donnell of The Old Tavern at Grafton and Vermont Chamber Government Affairs Committee Chair Jim Pratt of Cabot Cooperative Creamery will confirm the need for the Chamber initiatives, based on experience and business member feedback.The new President of the Vermont Chamber, Duane Marsh, will be available, as well as Vermont Chamber Board Members, Government Affairs Committee members, and senior Chamber staff.
Liverpool beat runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City 5-1 on aggregate to set up their meeting with Roma. The English side have happy memories of the 1984 final, played in Rome’s Olympic Stadium. They won 4-2 on penalties after the match finished 1-1 in extra-time.The first legs will take place on April 24-25 and the second will be on May 1-2.The 2018 final will be played in Kiev.Share on: WhatsApp “I’m optimistic. We have great respect for them but we’re not afraid.” Nyon, Switzerland | AFP | Defending champions Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the Champions League while Liverpool play AS Roma in a repeat of the 1984 final.Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real will go to Bayern’s Allianz Arena for the first leg while Liverpool will host Roma at Anfield in their first match, after Friday’s draw.The Liverpool-Roma tie pits Mohamed Salah, who has scored 39 goals in all competitions already this season, against his former club. “Looking forward to seeing you again,” Roma tweeted about the Egyptian striker.Real, who have won the competition 12 times, reached the semi-finals by fighting off a remarkable Juventus comeback before Ronaldo scored a late penalty to give them a 4-3 win on aggregate.Roma produced one of the most remarkable comebacks in Champions League history to knock out Lionel Messi’s Barcelona with a 3-0 victory in the Italian capital that gave them an unexpected win on away goals over the two legs.Bundesliga champions Bayern, who named their former player Niko Kovac as their next coach minutes before the draw, eased past Sevilla in their quarter-final.Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said Real held no fear for the Bavarians, who lost to Madrid in the 2017 quarter-finals.“They are formidable opponents. We were knocked out by them last year and we want to do better this year,” Salihamidzic said.
Serena Williams of the U.S prepares to return a shot to Li Na of China during their final tennis match at the WTA Championship in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo)(CNN) — An exhausted but elated Serena Williams was left celebrating her 11th title of the season to round off 2013 by claiming the WTA Championships in Istanbul Sunday.The World No.1 dug deep from a set down and three all in the second against China’s Li Na to reel off nine straight games to clinch the prestigious title, 2-6 6-3 6-0.“I can’t believe I won. I was so tired. Honestly, did I really win? Because she played so well,” Williams said in her post match interview.“I’m just overjoyed, to be honest,” Williams added. “It’s really awesome. It’s such a special moment. To finish the year No.1 in the world and win this title after 40 years of the WTA, it means even more.”Williams had to grind out a three set semifinal win over Jelena Jankovic Saturday and fell a set down to her fourth seeded Chinese opponent in the final as the tiredness set in.Williams pulled 3-0 ahead in the second set, only for Li to win three straight games to level.A lesser player might have crumbled, but the 17-time grand slam champion took her game to another level and finished it off with her 30th winner of the match.Victory took her prize money for the season to a record $12,385, 572 and at 32 years and one month she is the oldest winner at the end of season championship.It was her 78th WTA career title and she shows no sign of letting up in her pursuit of records with the first grand slam of the 2014 season in Australia next January firmly in her sightsLi has also finished the season strongly, the first Chinese player to make the WTA Championships final.She is set to move to her hightest ranking of World No.3 in the new list and showed enough in the opening set and a half to give her hope of further grand slam success to add to her 2011 French Open triumph.
From shootout to second best in province, Nelson Selects surprise medal winner at Provincial B U13 Boys Cup
By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsNo one gave the Nelson Selects much of a chance at the B.C. Soccer U13 Boy’s Provincial B Cup — especially after the Heritage City squad needed shootout to dispose of Kootenay rivals Kootenay South.But the Selects surprise many of the experts by winning silver after falling 2-0 to Prince George Kodiaks in the final Sunday in Powell River.“It was a little disappointing to fall short at the very end of a long, hard road, but the boys can hold their heads high,” said coach Paul Dawson.“Prince George is a well-coached, tactically sound team and they deserved the victory.”“The boys gave everything they had for the four days, but in the end, missing five key players for various reasons meant it was always going to be challenging,” Dawson added.Two first half goals proved to be the difference in the final as the Northern Reps edged our Nelson.“By the last game four of our players on the field were playing with injuries, but they continued to fight hard to the final whistle,” Dawson explained.“At one point it looked like we might not even be able to attend the Provincials, so to win silver against the best teams in B.C. at this level, is a remarkable achievement.”Nelson opened the tourney by surprising Kamloops Blaze 2-1. Goals by Quinn Dawson and Bryce Twible gave Nelson the 2-0 lead. But the difference in the game may have been the incredible save off a penalty kick by Nelson keeper Parker Shaw-Lintz. Nelson lost to Coquitlam 5-3 during game two as the Lower Mainland squad rallied from an early Nelson lead.“(Coquitlam) is large and physical team,” said assistant coach Simon Lintz. “Full credit to them for coming back after our early goals.”Realizing the team could finish first or last in the pool, Nelson pulled off a 2-1 win over Comox Valley.Darian Johnson proved to be the hero scoring the winner for Nelson after Nigel Ziegler corralled a Guss Lammers cross to score the first goal of the game.“We’ve had great support from the parents, the team manager, and the rep coordinators at Nelson Youth Soccer,” Dawson explained. “Having Soccer Quest assist us in development helped us peak at just the right time, and Simon and I are very proud of the boys for what they’ve accomplished this year.”email@example.com
Musical training in childhood can help one develop better language processing skills, reports a news item on EurekAlert. Scientists at Northwestern University found that English-speaking adults who had musical training were better able to track intonations of Chinese tonal words than those who did not have such training. The study contradicted an evolutionary assumption about the brain stem. “An old structure from an evolutionary standpoint, the brainstem once was thought to only play a passive role in auditory processing,” the article states. “We’ve found that by playing music — an action thought of as a function of the neocortex — a person may actually be tuning the brainstem,” said Nina Kraus, one of the team publishing their results in Nature Neuroscience. “This suggests that the relationship between the brainstem and neocortex is a dynamic and reciprocal one and tells us that our basic sensory circuitry is more malleable than we previously thought.”Do your brain a favor and learn to appreciate good music. Don’t deprive children of the opportunity to learn how to develop a God-given capacity that enriches life. (High-decibel repetitious raunchy cacophony excluded.) Did you notice that evolutionary theory failed another prediction again? (03/08/2007).(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Live Poll from webinarPoll Cooking Up Nutrition EducationAs this poll demonstrates, many of us are using cooking demonstrations to communicate nutrition education. Below is the list of resources shared by the Lori Carlson, the presenter and by the audience during the “Cooking Up Nutrition Education” webinar.If you missed the webinar, you can earn 1.0 CPEU by listening to the recording at the event page. You can access a pdf version of this list under the learning materials.Resources: Nutrition and Wellness Home: The Military Families Learning Network is a location for professionals to find resources and educational information to help them work with side military families. This website provides blog posts about trending topics and upcoming webinar events.Cookingmatters.org: Cooking Matters, No Kid Hungry helps families to shop for a cook healthy food on a budget. This site contains recipes and gives helpful tutorials on how to make healthier food choices.Videos on EatRight.org: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has how to videos that ranges from healthy recipes, fitness plans, and health-related nutrition topics.North Carolina Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a Nutrition Education program that contains recipes for participants and resources for staff involved or wanting to get involved in a nutrition education program.Health-e-Recipe (AICR Blog): The American Institute for Cancer Research blog offers tips for cancer prevention and healthy recipes to try and reduce cancer.Spend Smart Eat Smart: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach link provides tips on how to save money and eat healthily. Offers healthy recipes, meal, plans along with videos on food shopping and preparations.MyPlate: USDA website promotes good nutrition and illustrates the five food groups along with guidance and tips to improve healthy eating habits. The website contains recipes, current nutrition topics, lesson plans for all ages and cooking demonstration videos.What’s Cooking? is a USDA website that contains many healthy recipes.Cooking Light provides recipes and healthy nutrition videos and tips on how to improve healthy eating behaviors.AZ Health Zone, formerly Champions for Change, Arizona Nutrition Network, presents many recipes and tutorials health related topics in nutrition. It also provides tips to improve healthy eating habits.Eat Well!: This Center for Disease Control and Prevention website provides tips on how to control diabetes by eating healthier and includes recipes on how to accomplish that.Kitchn provides recipes, entertaining ideas, trending topics in cooking and cooking tutorials.Hunger and Health – Feeding America gives a lot of resources for recipes, information/handouts for nutrition education, and information about the equipment used in our kitchens.VA.gov – Recipes and Cookbooks has an online recipe cookbooks provided along with recipes for low sodium diets. Also, has interactive cooking demonstrations and classes.Fruits & Veggies More Matters offers meal plans and tips on how to eat more fruits and vegetables. Also, has recipes and “how to” videos on how to incorporate them into more meals.Good Cheap Eats offers cheaper recipes and tips on how to eat healthily.Skinnytaste includes an online cookbook that contains low-fat recipes and provides tips on how to reduce fat within our everyday meals.The Million Hearts Initiative is to save 1 million lives in 5 years. Heart-Healthy Recipes lists articles on how to live a heart-friendly life and contains a lot of heart-healthy recipes.Just Say Yes To Fruits and Vegetables provides recipes on how to eat healthily and make it affordable. Also, has cooking demonstrations and nutrition workshops for educators.The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion contains workshops about eating healthier and ways to make meals more affordable. Also, includes handouts and hands-on activities for the educators to provide for their participants.The Hy-Vee grocery store website is an online resource, where food shopping can be done online and be delivered to you to save time. Also, includes recipes.Commissaries is a great source for recipes, cooking tips, and resources for cooking demonstrations. Also, provides information about chains of Commissionaires that help military families by helping provide groceries for them.The American Heart Association provides information on how to make heart-healthy choices. The website has certification programs, heart-healthy recipes, and resources for kitchen equipment and food safety.The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension’s YouTube channel contains videos that are available ranging from trending nutrition topics to cooking demonstrations.Dani’s Delicious Dish (YouTube channel) presents videos on cooking demonstrations, healthy tips for grocery shopping, and information about trending topics in nutrition.The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Move! Weight Managment Program website provides information to improve the lives of Veterans by creating weight management health promotion programs. Resources such as handouts, worksheets, and videos are provided to encourage healthy eating habits.Cooking Up Nutrition Education is a webinar presented by Lori Carlson MS, RDN, LDN. It lists event materials and upcoming events and has the webinar video for Cooking Up Nutrition Education.This list will help you with new ideas or if you want incorporate cooking demonstrations into your practice. What resources do you use for cooking demonstrations?This post was written by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Eight councillors of Halisahar Municipality, who had recently switched allegiance from the Trinamool Congress and joined the BJP in New Delhi, returned to the TMC on Tuesday, leaving the saffron party red-faced. Thirteen councillors of the 23-member municipality located in North 24 Parganas district joined the BJP on May 28, five days after the results of the Lok Sabha election were declared. On Tuesday, eight of those 13, led by Ansuman Roy, the chairperson of the civic body, came to the West Bengal Assembly and met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to announce their return to the TMC. State’s Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim held a press conference in the presence of the councillors and said that a section of the BJP leadership was in a hurry to “engineer defections within the TMC so that they could score brownie points with the party leadership”. “The BJP had threatened these councillors and forced them to switch sides, but they cannot take away the love for Mamata Banerjee from their hearts,” Mr. Hakim said. The Trinamool leader blamed BJP leader Mukul Roy and MP Arjun Singh for “engineering the defections”. Screening process When contacted, BJP general secretary in-charge of West Bengal Kailash Vijayvargiya said he was not aware of the development. He said that a “screening process” was in place for a background check on TMC leaders joining the BJP. Indiscriminate induction of dissenters from the TMC into the BJP has been one of the issues that the State BJP has been grappling with over the past few months. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has also raised its objections to such inductions.On July 7, at a meeting of senior BJP functionaries in West Bengal, Mr. Vijayvargiya had said that several TMC leaders were in touch with the BJP but the party will not take anyone who is accused of financial wrongdoings. With the “cut money” controversy raging across the State, the situation is becoming intriguing.“The ‘cut money’ movement is a people’s movement and the BJP is giving support to it,” Mr. Vijayvargiya told The Hindu. Elaborating on the process of screening of TMC leaders joining the BJP, State BJP vice-president Joyprakash Majumdar said the idea is to prevent “opportunist political elements” from joining the party. “We are trying to have the structure of screening from mandal level to district level and then at the State level,” he said.