For nearly five decades, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce has annually awarded an individual who has gone above and beyond his or her daily requirements to better the state of Vermont through self-sacrifice, service and volunteerism. In the crowded field of awards given to Vermont community members, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award is one of the most prestigious. This year, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the Citizen of the Year Award to Mr. Edwin Colodny of Burlington. Mr. Colodny is a native Vermonter who spent his early years in Burlington where his family owned a grocery store. Much of Colodny s career was embedded in the airline industry. In 1975, after working his way up in the ranks, he was named President and CEO of US Airways. Under his leadership, the company was reshaped into a major national carrier. In 2001, Mr. Colodny was asked to take over the University of Vermont leadership and become Interim President. During a most challenging time, he put the University back on track, establishing a new base for future students, staff and professors. Stepping down from this role, Colodny responded to a request to become Interim CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care. In this capacity, he gave essential direction to the medical education center, guiding it through difficult times. In both critical roles, Vermont is indebted to Colodny for shaping two crucial institutions, enabling them to provide health care, education, research and service to Vermont. Those that Mr. Colodny worked with during this time admire him for his invaluable leadership and service, denoting him a model of integrity and compassion.”Mr. Colodny has proven through years of service, his dedication to the state of Vermont,” said Betsy Bishop, President of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. “I have had the pleasure of working directly with Mr. Colodny and have seen his incredible ability to bring together differing perspectives toward a common goal. His work with many Vermont institutions has laid the foundation for the future of Vermont.”Through years of service and sacrifice, Mr. Colodny has continued to provide Vermont organizations with effective guidance that has created a solid base for education, health care and service statewide. Mr. Colodny currently serves on the Investment Committee of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, helping to guide the organization through a difficult period for the arts. He is also an honorary chairman for the Endowment Committee for Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Colodny continues to lend his energy to Vermont Law School, New England Culinary Institute, Shelburne Museum and Fletcher Allen Health Care Foundation. He also serves of counsel to the law firm Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew in Burlington.The Vermont Chamber of Commerce will honor Mr. Edwin Colodny on October 19, 2009 from 5:30 to 8 pm at the Hilton Burlington Hotel. Tickets are $65 per person and include cocktails, hors d oeuvres, a plated dinner and an opportunity to toast Edwin for his many contributions to and accomplishments in the state of Vermont.To register for this event, log on to www.vtchamber.com(link is external) or contact Antonia Opitz, Director of Events: [email protected](link sends e-mail).Source: Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Sept 3, 2009.
The explosion was the most powerful ever to rip through Beirut, leaving the port district a wreck of mangled masonry and disabling the main entry port for imports to feed a nation of more than 6 million people.The Beirut silo was capable of holding 120,000 tons of grain, said Ahmed Tamer, the director of the port of Tripoli, Lebanon’s second biggest city.The port in Tripoli, Lebanon’s second biggest port, is not equipped with grain storage facilities but wheat could be transferred to warehouses 2 km (about one mile) away, he said.At the time of the blast, the Beirut silo held no more than 15,000 tons of wheat as some millers had unloaded cargoes directly because of a delay in issuing letters of credit for payment, Ahmed Hattit, the head of the wheat importers union, told the local Al-Akhbar newspaper.Hattit said existing reserves of flour were sufficient to cover market needs for a month and a half and said there were four ships carrying cargoes totaling 28,000 tons of wheat that had not docked at the port yet.Lebanon is trying to immediately transfer four vessels carrying 25,000 tons of flour to the port in Tripoli, an economy ministry official told news channel LBCI. Lebanon’s main grain silo at Beirut port was destroyed in a blast along with the wheat inside, leaving the nation with less than a month’s reserves of the grain although other vessels with supplies are on the way, the economy minister said on Wednesday.Raoul Nehme told Reuters a day after Tuesday’s devastating blast that Lebanon needed reserves for at least three months to ensure food security and was looking at other storage areas.He said reserves now stood at “a bit less than a month”. Topics :
Rooney shoved Adriano in the back as Young’s cross came in, but referee Baldomero Toledo allowed the goal to stand despite the defender’s protest. United were playing a dangerous game, trying to pass out from the back while Suarez, Pedro and Rafinha lurked on the edge of the box. They looked more impressive going forward as the first half progressed, though. Rooney rounded the keeper but could not finish before Ter Stegen tipped Young’s fierce drive over the bar. Suarez ended the half on a frustrating note, hitting the woodwork again from inside the box. Just into the second half, Toledo had seen enough of Jones’ clumsy behaviour and booked him for taking out Pedro. Memphis Depay then showed his strength, turning his marker and firing a low shot at Ter Stegen as United looked for a second. Van Gaal made 11 changes just after the hour. Less than three minutes later, United doubled their lead. Tyler Blackett played a one-two with James Wilson before crossing to the back post where Lingard drove in from 10 yards. United looked to be coasting to victory, but Rafinha hammered a superb volley past substitute ‘keeper Sam Johnstone in the dying minutes. Januzaj put the result beyond any doubt soon after, though, when he held off his marker before driving home from inside the box. Rooney ended an eight-match goalless run by heading in Ashley Young’s first-half corner at the Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, in Santa Clara. Shortly after making 11 substitutions, United doubled their lead in the International Champions Cup match thanks to Jesse Lingard’s shot from inside the box. Rafinha’s late volley gave Barca a glimmer of hope, but Adnan Januzaj hit back instantly to give Louis van Gaal his third win of the club’s pre-season tour of the United States. Luis Suarez endured a frustrating afternoon in the California heat. The former Liverpool striker hit the woodwork twice and was subjected to some rough treatment by Phil Jones. David de Gea made his first appearance of the tour after overcoming a back injury, but there was no sign of Angel di Maria, who looks to be moving closer to a switch to Paris St Germain. Jones assured Suarez was made to feel unwelcome early on, clattering into the forward from behind. A minute later the Uruguayan beat De Gea with a curling free-kick, but luckily for the Real Madrid target, the ball struck a post and bounced to safety. De Gea was at full stretch moments later to deny Sergi Roberto, who had been played in by Rafinha. Barcelona were dominating possession, but it was Van Gaal’s men who struck first. With eight minutes on the clock, Young floated a corner into the box and Rooney powered a header past Marc Andre ter Stegen. Press Association Wayne Rooney scored his first goal of the summer as Manchester United maintained their 100 per cent tour record with a morale-boosting 3-1 win over European champions Barcelona.
Roberto Di Matteo is now a leading contender for the Chelsea manager’s job, according to the Daily Mail.Could Di Matteo yet land the Chelsea job this summer?The paper suggest that club owner Roman Abramovich is considering giving him the role on a full-time basis at the end of the season.Meanwhile, Salomon Kalou says he was frozen out by former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas because he did not sign a new contract.AdChoices广告Kalou, whose current deal expires at the end of the season, said: “I was told by the previous manager that I was not allowed to play because I didn’t sign a contract.“Maybe he was building a new team and thinking I wasn’t part of the future. That was a really big frustration and it has been a difficult season for me not being involved.”Adel Taarabt has blasted his QPR team-mates for their poor discipline, according to The Sun.Picking up on recent comments made by Taarabt, it is suggested that he has told Clint Hill, Armand Traore, Joey Barton and Samba Diakite – who have all been sent off this season – that they have cost Rangers points in their battle to stay up.“We have performed well at home but lost so many points because of red cards,” he said.“We’ve lost so many games, like Norwich and Wolves. We should have won those games but with 10 men it’s difficult.”The Sun also report that striker Pavel Pogrebnyak is keen to extend his stay at Fulham despite interest from Aston Villa.The Russian, whose short-term deal expires at the end of the season, said: “I need a coach like [Martin] Jol and would love to stay in England and continue to work with him.”And after Bobby Zamora’s agent told West London Sport the striker is not looking for a move away from QPR, the Daily Mail say the player will not be rejoining West Ham, who were apparently keen to sign him.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
A quartet from Harborne Golf Club in Warwickshire have won the latest qualifying tournament for England Golf’s new Club Team Championship and led six groups into the grand final.The team (pictured) of Debbie Naylor, Rosa Hancock, John Davies and Barry Crutchley won with 85 points at Coventry Golf Club.They finished a point ahead of the group from Coventry Golf Club, who become the first hosts of a qualifying event to make their way into the final. The other qualifiers were: Hinckley Golf Club, Newark Golf Club, Rose Hill Golf Club and North Warwickshire Golf Club.They all go forward to the final at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire on Friday, 14 August, where they will play off against finalists from three other qualifying events. It will be a feature of the new Golf Week festival, staged by England Golf to create a national grand finale for a host of handicap and team championships.“It will be wonderful to represent the club and the Midlands and show that it’s a thriving area for golf,” said Barry.The new competition invited clubs to enter teams of two men and two women with combined handicaps between 50 and 96. They play a stableford off three-quarters handicap, with the best two scores counting on each hole.Harborne set a blistering pace over the opening holes. “Rosa holed a 50-footer for a birdie and four points, Debbie did something very similar so we had seven points on the first hole. Then I birdied the second and after two holes we had 13 points!” said Barry. “We said then that this could be our day.”He added: “The course was lovely and the greens were beautiful and smooth. If you hit the putt it went in.”Coventry were represented by Chris Doughy, Gill Kettley, Jan Whetstone and Paul Rouse and by contrast they got off to a slow start, but got going towards the end of the front nine.“We were really keen to do well and quite apprehensive, given that previous home clubs hadn’t qualified,” said Chris.The format was a hit with the group. Chris remarked: “Anything for the handicappers is great. It’s nice to think we can represent at regional and national level and not be scratch golfers. It’s been great, really good.”Jan added: “I’ve loved it. My husband doesn’t play golf and I play a lot of ladies’ golf. This has been a nice change and good fun.”This was the last of four qualifying events. Others have previously been held at Stoneham, Hampshire; Fulford, York; and Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. 1 Jul 2015 Harborne team lead qualifiers for grand final