Today, the Agency of Natural Resources announced the approval of the Winooski River Basin (Basin 8) water quality management plan. This plan reflects years of work in the Winooski River Basin to evaluate the health of the basin. Secretary Markowitz said, â I am proud of the work done by our basin planner Karen Bates. Her excellent work with the communities in the Winooski River Basin has resulted in a plan that will allow Vermont to protect and improve the water quality in the area for years to come.â The Basin 8 water quality management plan provides an overview of the health of the basin and a description of the priority future and ongoing steps to restore and protect the quality of its surface waters. Karen Bates said, â In this plan we focused both on improvement of water quality and also the health of the aquatic habitat that is vital to our fisheries. We could not have completed this work alone. I am pleased to report that this plan reflects the recommendations of local watershed groups, residents, a variety of stakeholders, the Agency of Natural Resources and natural resource professionals from other state and federal agencies.âThe central component of the water quality management plan is the implementation table, which includes specific actions to address threats to surface waters in the basin. Examples of some of the priority actions in the plan include implementing steps to address bacteria in the Huntington and Mad Rivers, and Allen Brook; mapping stormwater systems and detecting illicit discharges in village centers; working with towns to apply for Better Backroad grants and to include protections for fluvial erosion hazard zones and buffer zones in local zoning; and making contacts with farmers to promote agricultural programs that address water resource concerns. Neil Kamman, program manager for the Monitoring Assessment and Planning Program, said â This is the third of four plans the Agency will issue this spring, all of which reflect a transition to the new Tactical Basin Planning Process. In the coming weeks, citizens in most regions of Vermont will have opportunities to engage in the tactical planning process by providing input to draft plans and assisting with new plans. The Agency will be increasingly reliant on tactical basin plans to direct funding to the highest priority work that addresses stressors to our surface waters.â ANR 5.24.2012
Brattleboro Retreat,Vermont Business Magazine The Red Sox Foundation has announced that Sox fans from across Vermont have voted for the Brattleboro Retreat as the state’s favorite nonprofit and qualified the hospital to receive the Foundation’s IMPACT Award. The award will be presented during an on-field ceremony on Sunday, August 16th, which is Vermont Day at Fenway Park.As Vermont’s top vote getter, the Brattleboro Retreat will receive a $10,000 charitable contribution. In addition, a Retreat representative will be invited to promote the work of hospital from the NESN broadcast booth during Sunday afternoon’s game against the Seattle Mariners.Nomination for The Brattleboro Retreat’s IMPACT Award focused on the hospital’s Uniformed Service Program, which provides specialized trauma and addiction treatment for law enforcement, fire, military, veterans, EMTs, and corrections personnel. “We could not be more honored or excited to receive this recognition from the Red Sox Foundation,” said Robert E. Simpson, president and CEO of the Brattleboro Retreat. “It’s a special tribute to the important work taking place on behalf of the men and women who receive care through our Uniformed Service Program. It’s also a heartfelt ‘tip of the hat’ from Sox fans across the great state of Vermont.” The Red Sox Foundation established the IMPACT (Inspiring More Philanthropy Across Charities Together) Awards this year to provide Red Sox fans in the five New England states outside of Massachusetts with the opportunity to vote for their favorite local non-profits and decide which organizations will be awarded grants.As a part of the IMPACT awards, the Red Sox Foundation is donating a total of $75,000 to New England nonprofits. Online voting determined first, second, and third place winners in each of the five states. To be eligible, charities must be 501(c)(3) non-profits in good standing whose work is consistent with the Red Sox Foundation’s mission of serving the health, education, recreation, and social service needs of children, families and veterans in need across New England.”Over the past few years, we have grown the foundation’s reach throughout New England through service scholarships and grants,” said Red Sox Foundation Board member Linda Pizzuti Henry. “Giving fans an opportunity to weigh in on their favorite charities in their home state is one that can engage local communities and raise awareness for some very worthy causes.”BRATTLEBORO, VT (August 10, 2015)—The Brattleboro Retreat, founded in 1834, is a not-for-profit, regional specialty psychiatric hospital and addictions treatment center, providing a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation services for individuals of all ages and their families. Recognized as a national leader in the treatment mental illness and addiction, the Brattleboro Retreat offers a high quality, individualized, comprehensive continuum of care including inpatient, partial hospitalization, residential and outpatient treatment.
Related The Triathlonguard Long Course Weekend is on Channel 4 this Sunday 25 September at 05:45 and on Channel +1 at 06:45.The Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park in South West Wales hosts this swim, bike, run event which is made up of three races in three days – the Wales Swim, the Wales Sportive and the Wales Marathon. With each discipline taking place as a separate stage, by the time competitors finish the marathon in the historic coastal resort of Tenby they will have completed an iron-distance triathlon.Presented by Aly Vance the Channel 4 show will highlight the thousands taking part, the strong crowd support and plenty of individual competition in each stage, as well as the ultimate prize of being fastest across all three events.Produced by Dream Team Television, a number of events are also coming up on Channel 4, and will be airing via the TV station in the next couple of months:IRONMAN Wales – 1 OctoberEuropean City of Sport Triathlon, Stoke on Trent – 8 OctoberPlusnet Yorkshire Marathon – 15 OctoberManchester Half Marathon – 29 OctoberSnowdonia Triathlon Festival – 19 NovemberSandman Triathlon – 26 NovemberHaving established a close partnership with Channel 4 television, Dream Team Television is one of the UK’s leading production companies specialising in multisport, adventure, athletics and motorsport programming. The company has an international reputation for producing some of the highest quality programmes in these specialist areas.www.dreamteamtv.co.ukwww.channel4.comwww.longcourseweekend.com
Colliers International recently completed a 17,500-square-foot long-term lease for Maricopa Corporate College, part of the Maricopa County Community College District.Maricopa Corporate College leased the space at 1050 W. Washington Street, Suite 100, in Tempe from Sunstate. The space will provide conference, training and meeting rooms for on-site workforce programs and classes.Colliers International executives Kathy Foster, senior vice president and Todd Noel, executive vice president, represented the Maricopa County Community College District in the transaction. Mike Garlick with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank represented the landlord, Sunstate.The office space is near light rail with convenient access to Loop 202.“This location will be critical in accomplishing the goals of the Maricopa Corporate College,” Foster said.“Colliers was awarded an RFP last year by Maricopa County Community College District and we were lucky enough to be one of the first divisions of MCCCD to use them in locating a new facility. The experience has been excellent and the support and services we have been provided by Colliers and their team is beyond what we expected,” said Sidney Dietz, director of business services for Maricopa Corporate College.The Maricopa Corporate College works with companies to develop and deliver customized workforce solutions and education for employees in virtually every industry sector. Through a strategic business partnership model, Maricopa Corporate College assesses workforce needs and delivers customized and integrated solutions to meet those needs throughout all levels of an organization.
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PSC Golf from Mulligans LakesideMonday, April 30, Mountain Shadow – StablefordWe played on Monday this week, as Tuesday was a holiday. Mountain Shadow was the chosen venue, with the course in good order, although the greens are a mere shadow (sic) of their former pace, probably a blessing for most. Clive Hoseason and Keith Hudson.Near Pins were won by Jeff, Clive & Allan getting 2.Thursday, May 3, Treasure Hill – StablefordBack to our usual Thursday, with a quick return visit to Treasure Hill, where continued course renovations and maintenance will ensure a good course well into the future.Allan Cassin (11) got it together quickly after his return to Thailand with a good win, posting a solid 32 points, 1 ahead of Dave Edwards (17) who came home in an ambulance after a fine 20 points on the front 9. The final podium position went to Brian Maddox (21) with 30 points, courtesy of a nice NTP and birdie conversion on 17, not so good on the 18th though.Near pins were won by Brian, as mentioned, while Dave got both on the Front 9, converting the 6th for a nice birdie 2.Note: Mulligans Lakeside plays golf on Tuesday & Thursday, with ML hosting prompt presentations on both days. Call 0890941841 for scheduling or enquiries. Hope to see you there, cheers & good golfing! Another hot, hot day out on the course, with 90% of the players using a cart, a sign of the times I think. Clive Hoseason (24) continued his recent good run of form, leading the way home with a modest total of 30 points, while second and third needed a count back, after both signed for 29 points; Keith Hudson (20) getting the nod over Jeff Wylie (5) with a back 9 of 18, compared to Jeff’s paltry 13.
***Marcos Lopez: What has changed at Barcelona after they lost the first Clasico? If Barcelona impose their authority, it will be a huge injection of confidence for Luis Enrique’s team. In the case of Madrid, a good performance at the Camp Nou will end the crisis which has been taking place at the Bernabeu, and this would be very dangerous. CET ***Abel Rojas: What has changed for Madrid since then? Whatever the result is, I don’t think the league is finished with 10 weeks to go until the end. The maximum difference between the sides can be Barcelona four points up on Madrid; that’s not a buffer solid enough when you consider they have to travel to Sevilla, Atletico and Espanyol, while hosting Valencia. Without Busquets, Barcelona are different and it’s not better. Mascherano is the king of anticipation, but his style of constructing play is different. He drives the team in a different way to busquets, and if he’s a central midfielder we miss the speed of reaction, like Puyol brought, in defence. However, circumstances added up – good performances from opponents, increased tension, injuries, Copa del Rey failure… – and in January and February they started to get bad results. At the moment they play without belief, which is difficult for Carlo Ancelotti to solve. Everything has changed at Barcelona. It’s not the same team and they don’t play the same way. Messi, in particular, is different. It’s better today than before. Barcelona’s shift to a more vertical style of play has made both teams seem more similar and share some weaknesses. The same for Madrid; they will be one point behind Barcelona with a draw, or two points in front if they win. Madrid have, probably, an easier calendar between now and the season’s end, but they have to go to Sevilla and host Valencia as well. More important for me, is the way the teams feel after the game. The full-backs can be a problem for both teams. In the Bernabeu, Real Madrid took apart Barcelona on the wings, generating constant superiority, thanks to the little defensive work done by Barcelona in these areas. Both players inspire confidence and create moves. Normally they wou;dn’t be considered decisive because their actions take place at the start and not the end of plays, but whether they are on the pitch or not will change the face of their respective sides. Upd. at 14:01 ***Santi Gimenez: How decisive will the result of the Clasico be? The team is worse in a few aspects, in terms of stability and balance. There are peaks of madness raised by the vertical style of play, shaking the hearts of fans who, over previous years, are accustomed to patience and tranquility. ***Marti Perarnau: How will Busquets’ injury and Modric returning affect the game? ***Didac Peyret: What is the point of weakness for Barcelona, and Madrid? The Italian, knowing the profile of his squad (lots of attacking ability, little defensive) designed a system of play that, when they don’t have the ball, protects their weakness, trying not to let their opponents out of their half. Barcelona have improved because they have taken on board the plans of Luis Enrique and above all, because Messi, on the right flank, is exercising an almost monsterous influence. It is intimidating to watch. Modric is the lynchpin of Real Madrid’s midfield and has been for a year and a half. He is someone who generates confidence and balance in his team-mates. His injury has been crucial in Madrid’s drop in performances, and his return is hugely important. Numerically I don’t think it will be decisive. But another thing is the sensations which will follow the game. From the instant in which Madrid lost confidence, and stopped doing that, the structure crumbled, and has shown up the deficiencies of the group, the defensive sloppiness of their forwards, the physical deficiencies in the core of the team, etc. Today Madrid are worse than when they first faced Barcelona, in each of their respective departments, in each of their phases of play. Without exception. After beating Barcelona 3-1 at hte Benrabeu their confidence and happiness rose and they enjoyed a record string of victories. 22/03/2015 Barcelona and madrid have the type of players in midfield that suffer when they have to go after tha ball. This is partly because the defensive work of the forwards is completed only on occasion.