Union Bank promotes Hale, Locklin

first_imgSource: Union Bank. Morrisville VT, May 28, 2009 Union Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Karyn J. Hale to Vice President, and Carrie R. Locklin to Assistant Treasurer. Hale is a member of the Bank s Finance Department.  Locklin is a member of the Bank s Audit and Compliance Department. Hale has been employed by Union Bank since November 2005.  During her employment Hale has had an active role in developing and maintaining the Bank s compliance with Section 404 of the federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act and recently has been serving as Finance Officer, responsible for supervising the Bank s accounting department. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Vermont and maintains memberships with the AICPA and the VT Society of CPAs.   Hale successfully completed the Graduate School of Bank Investments and Financial Management from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.  Hale resides in Lyndonville with her husband Rick and their son. Locklin serves the bank as Loan Reviewer and Internal Auditor.  She has been employed at Union Bank since August 2006, with eight years of prior financial institution audit experience.  She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Vermont and maintains memberships with both the AICPA and Vermont Society of CPAs.  Locklin also serves as the Treasurer of St. Johnsbury s South Congregational Church.  She resides in St. Johnsbury with her husband Shawn and their daughter.Union Bank, with headquarters in Morrisville, Vermont, offers deposit, loan, trust and commercial banking services throughout northern Vermont and New Hampshire.  As of March 31, 2009, the Company had approximately $421.8 million in consolidated assets.  The Company operates 14 banking offices and 29 ATM facilities in Vermont, plus a branch and ATM in Littleton, New Hampshire.last_img read more

Women with HIV are being forcibly sterilized in South Africa

first_img‘Sign the forms’ Medical staff breached their duty of care and subjected the women to inhumane treatment, the Commission for Gender Equality said in a 57-page report Tuesday. Doctors and nurses told some of the HIV-positive women that they should not be having children and that they would die if they didn’t get sterilized following delivery. Many agreed to the procedure by signing forms they didn’t understand.When one of the women asked what the forms were for, her concerns were dismissed by a nurse, according to an affidavit. “You HIV people don’t ask questions when you make babies. Why are you asking questions now?” the report quoted the nurse as saying. “You must be closed up because you HIV people like making babies and it just annoys us. Just sign the forms, so you can go to theater.”The commission urged the Health Ministry to act to end the practice and provide redress to the affected women. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said he will meet the commissioner to discuss the contents of the report. The meeting will take place later on Tuesday.While the report didn’t state how many women have been affected, it would be wrong to assume that the practice may not still be occurring, said Nasreen Solomons, an attorney in the Women’s Legal Center’s sexual and reproductive health and rights program.Women need to know that they should not be compelled to give their consent for the procedure “when they are in pain or placed under duress or conditions that do not allow them to provide their consent free of coercion, stigma, discrimination, harm and judgment,” she said.The range of redress could include holding medical staff accountable to providing affected women with compensation and psychological support, Solomons said.Topics :center_img State hospitals in South Africa have sterilized some pregnant HIV-positive women without their consent, according to an investigation by the government’s Commission for Gender Equality.The investigation was prompted by a 2015 complaint by the non-profit Women’s Legal Center, which documented 48 cases where women were allegedly either forced or coerced into agreeing to the procedure while giving birth.South Africa has the biggest HIV epidemic in the world, with a prevalence rate of 13% and about 7.7 million people living with the virus that causes AIDS. The impact of the epidemic on family structures and life expectancy has led to widespread stigmatization of those who are affected by the virus.last_img read more

Scooter Dudes Run On Fun

first_imgBy Natalie B. Anzarouth |RED BANK – The first time Judy and Bill Fraser saw the Scooter Dudes open-air vehicles buzzing around town this summer, they thought it looked like fun.They flagged down Tom Anderson, a Scooter Dude driver, on the corner of Broad and White streets and jumped on board.“We walk in Red Bank all the time. But I said to Bill, let’s do it. Let’s take this right now,” Judy said. The Frasers said they liked the music played during the ride, the reaction from pedestrians and the banter with the driver, who pointed out different shops and hot spots along the way.The Scooter Dudes transport service was started by Marc Feaster, a resident of Shrewsbury, who got the idea after he visited the University of Mississippi in 2017. He saw students being transported around campus on vehicles that looked like mini-shuttles.“Kids were using them instead of Uber because they could fit six people. It seemed like a cool idea,” he said.Knowing that scarcity of parking in Red Bank has been an issue, Feaster wondered if there might be an opportunity to offer a service. But when Feaster returned home, he couldn’t remember the name of the company. He asked his kids. One jokingly said, “I don’t know. The Scooter Dudes.” Feaster knew he had a name people could remember.The vehicles, which operate on 100 per- cent electricity, are technically called eTuks and are street legal. They have three wheels and can seat up to six passengers. They’re equipped with seatbelts, wireless Bluetooth speakers where customers can choose to play their own music, vinyl wrap closures for rain or colder weather, and even heated seats. The eTuks have a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour and are summoned by a user’s text message.Feaster purchased two limo models and started his first route in Red Bank, turning heads as he hit the major entertainment venues and gathering spots in the downtown.Then he expanded to Asbury Park. “They have the same issues. There’s nowhere to park.” The Asbury Park Jitney Route operates Thursday through Saturday, from 6 p.m. to midnight, with a more extensive schedule in the summertime. Fares are a flat rate of $2.50 per person in Red Bank and $3 per person in Asbury Park. Children under 10 are free. Scooter Dudes currently employs eight part-time drivers.A Highlands service is next, said Feaster, who is confident the business can grow. “It’s kind of a breakeven thing right now,” he said. With less comfortable weather coming, “I think it will continue to pick up. We’re expecting it to be really busy again,” he said. To supplement revenue, Feaster also sells advertising spots on LED panels on the back of the vehicle. “It’s really, really cool looking,” he noted.The Frasers saw the unusual vehicle and took a ride out of curiosity. Photo by Natalie B. AnzarouthWhile the company primarily operates through text messages to a dispatcher, a mobile app is in the works for release in mid-October. But there’s something to be said about the old-fashioned point-of-sale model. Just ask Diendre and Fred Levine of Holmdel, who tried to get an Uber to pick them up from the Galleria complex in Red Bank, but found they didn’t have phone service. When they saw the Scooter Dudes drive up, they jumped at the opportunity to take a ride to Catch 19 restaurant on Broad Street.The Levines have moved here from New York City, where alternative transportation such as Citi Bikes have become the norm. “I felt like I was back in Manhattan for a second,” Diendre said, adding she would use the service again. “It was direct, easy and it was perfect timing,” she said.In addition to serving the borough, Scooter Dudes also provides wedding parties with on-site transportation for venues that require long distances between halls, as well as brewery tours. Brewery tours run from $50-$60 per person, and include samplings and education from the brew master specific to that tour, and can be found online at scootdudes.com.This article was first published in the Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Colin Murray and Friends – Wednesday, September 24

first_imgSteve Bunce and Dietmar Hamann joined Colin Murray in the studio for Wednesday’s show.Former West Brom manager Steve Clarke was the Murray Meets guest.last_img

Cranes hoping for maximum points against DRC

first_img Tags: Abdu LumalaAFCON 2019Bevis MugabiDenis OnyangoDRC congoEmmanuel OkwiFarouk Miyagodfrey walusimbiHassan WasswaKhalid AuchoMike AziraMurushid Juukopatrick kadduSebastien DesabretopUganda CranesYannick Bolasie and Cedric BakamabuYusuf Mulumbu The Cranes best performance came in the 1978 edition.AFCON 2019Congo DR vs Uganda Cairo International Stadium, CairoSaturday, 22-06-2019 @5:30pmThe Uganda Cranes will be hoping to get off to the best possible start, when they take on Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in their AFCON 2019 Group A opener on Saturday afternoon.After a 2-week long camp in Abu Dhabi, the Cranes are understood to have had the best of preparations as they seek to write history in Ugandan football.Uganda’s best ever performance at the AFCON, dates back to 1978, when they finished as the tournament’s runners up after losing 0-2 to Ghana in the final.In 2017, the Cranes made their return to AFCON after 39 years of waiting, however, they could not get past the group stages.This time round, especially after the tournament was expanded to 24 teams, Uganda is expected to make the last 16.Uganda boosts arguably the best goalkeeper at the tournament in Denis Onyango and coupled with a talented crop in front of him, it is only right to up the expectations, starting with the game against DRC.What they are saying ahead of the gameDenis Onyango, Uganda Cranes captain“We shall need to work as a complete team. To get as far as we can, we need to get the best use of the team quality.“We have camped for a long time in Abu Dhabi and virtually all the players know each other well. Football is a team sport and you cannot win a game when you are playing individual football.“Against DR Congo, we need that first victory because it always pushes us further. Our goal is to go past the group stages.Sebastien Desabre, Uganda Cranes head coach“The Uganda Cranes team is ready to compete at the 2019 AFCON finals in Egypt. The players are ready to give the maximum.“We have good organisation, cohesion and quality in the team basing on values of working together. Each player has a task to play together.“As a complete unit we shall achieve a lot. The spirit is good enough. We camped in Abu Dhabi to get used to the weather here in Egypt. The weather was not good for us in the first week but we later acclimatised to it. I am happy with the camp we had in Abu Dhabi.Uganda lost 0-1 to Egypt in their first game in the last edition in Gabon and it is a scenario that they will need to avoid this time round.However, DRC will be having very different ideas come match day. The Leopards have progressed passed the group stages in each of their last two AFCON appearances and know how pivotal the first game is.DRC has progressed to the knock out stages in each of their past two AFCON tournaments’ appearances.Having won the title twice in history, DRC are strong outsiders to clinch this years’ title and with a squad boosting the likes of Yusuf Mulumbu, Yannick Bolasie and Cedric Bakamabu, they are indeed out to cause havoc starting with the game against UgandaMatch StatsDR Congo have progressed through to the knockout stages at each of the last two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and achieved a third-place finish in 2015. The squad arrived in Egypt on Monday night direct from Spain where they had held their pre-tournament training camp having concluded their preparations with a 1-1 draw against Kenya. Although they are unbeaten in their last five matches, they have won only one of those games with a solitary win against Liberia being their only success in their last nine outings.Uganda are appearing at the Africa Cup of Nations for the second consecutive time having featured in 2017 after an absence of 39 years without making it through to the finals. They had a comfortable qualifying passage to reach this stage as they didn’t lose a match or concede a goal in five matches before a defeat in Tanzania when they had already confirmed qualification. Preparations for the tournament were completed with a 1-0 victory against the Ivory Coast last Saturday. Farouk Miya – who is likely to be one of Uganda’s main players at the tournament – scored his 22nd international goal to settle the match in Uganda’s favour.Uganda Cranes probable line upDenis Onyango (GK), Bevis Mugabi, Godfrey Walusimbi, Murushid Juuko, Hassan Wasswa, Khalid Aucho, Mike Azira, Farouk Miya, Emmanuel Okwi, Abdu Lumala, Patrick Kaddu.The other Group A gameEgypt vs Zimbabwe – Saturday, 21-06-2019 @11pmSaturday’s other fixtures-Nigeria vs Burundi @8pm-Guinea vs Madagascar @11pmComments last_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona defender Jeison Murillo: Bittersweet debut

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona defender Jeison Murillo: Bittersweet debutby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona defender Jeison Murillo admits losing on debut was “bittersweet”.Barca lost the first-leg of their Copa del Rey round 16 tie 2-1 at Levante.”It’s a bittersweet night,” Murillo said after the match. “The result is not the best.”We have to take advantage of Coutinho’s goal at home.”Murillo is continuing to integrate into the team and is listening closely to what Ernesto Valverde wants from him.”I’ve tried to fit into the group,” he said. “I’m taking things positively.”The coach keeps asking me to work.” last_img

Trudeau holds town hall meeting in Winnipeg faces questions about immigration

first_imgWINNIPEG – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced questions on immigration, pipelines and Indigenous issues — and dealt with a few disruptions — during a town hall meeting with some 1,800 people at the University of Manitoba Wednesday night.Trudeau was asked by some people whether he would boost the number of immigrants accepted into Canada every year.Some people had personal questions, such as one woman who said a Nigerian friend was facing deportation and faced great danger if she returned to the African nation because she is a lesbian.One questioner asked Trudeau whether he was concerned about the number of people crossing the border illegally and claiming refugee status.Trudeau responded that Canada has obligations under international treaties to give asylum seekers a hearing, but also has the resources to ensure that people who are deemed not to be refugees are dealt with appropriately.“We always make sure that security is the first thing that is checked,” Trudeau said.One woman interrupted another questioner by shouting out opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project that would carry diluted bitumen from Alberta through British Columbia.She swore at the prime minister and security before leaving.Another man asked Trudeau to respect the British Columbia government’s plans to ban increased shipments of diluted bitumen off its coast until it can determine that shippers are prepared and able to properly clean up a spill. The move would limit expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain oil pipeline.He then shouted that Trudeau wasn’t providing a direct answer.A woman criticized Trudeau for the federal government’s summer-jobs program that requires groups to respect abortion rights.The crowd applauded loudly and drowned out the woman when Trudeau said groups that specifically hire students to oppose abortion rights should not be federally funded.“There are certain groups that are specifically dedicated to fighting abortion rights for women and inclusion of LGBT communities. And that is wrong,” he said.“That is not certainly not something the federal government should be funding summer students to do — to roll back the clock on women’s rights. That’s not going to happen.”The meeting, which lasted more than 90 minutes, also saw Trudeau questioned on the troubled inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.He was asked what he would consider a successful outcome.“Ideally, it will provide closure and healing for the families, a measure of justice for victims, and most importantly, show us how to put an end to this ongoing national tragedy.”Trudeau is to hold town halls in Edmonton on Thursday and in Nanaimo, B.C., on Friday.Note to readers: This is a corrected story to clarify concerns raised about pipeline.last_img read more

Slow start turns into blowout for Ohio State Buckeyes beat Tulsa 483

OSU junior Jalyn Holmes embraces a teammate after a play against Tulsa on Sept. 10, 2016. OSU won 48-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorOhio State football fans came into Saturday’s matchup against Tulsa with high hopes after the team’s drubbing of Bowling Green last week. Buckeye fans saw a much different game in the first half from their team against the Golden Hurricane, but OSU was too much to handle in the second half, winning 48-3.Things could not have started better for the Buckeyes, as the first pass from Tulsa quarterback Dane Evans was tipped at the line, and intercepted by redshirt sophomore cornerback Marshon Lattimore.A short field did not help OSU find the endzone early. After two failed run plays, a pass from redshirt junior J.T. Barrett intended for redshirt sophomore Noah Brown was swatted away, forcing the Buckeyes to trot out their field goal unit.After senior kicker Tyler Durbin gave OSU a 3-0 lead, the game fell into a defensive stalemate. Sloppy offensive play and little movement by either team’s offensive units kept things close throughout the first quarter.“The offensive line gets a lot of praise around,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said. “Also, when things aren’t going well, it’s probably because we’re not playing up to our expectation level.”Coming off a stellar game against San Jose State, Tulsa junior running back D’Angelo Brewer found wide-open running lanes for much of the first half, slashing through the Buckeyes front seven for 47 first-half yards.The absence of redshirt junior Tracy Sprinkle was apparent for the Buckeyes. A distinct lack of push along the defensive line allowed Evans to remain in the pocket and create space for Brewer to pick up multiple first downs.“The loss of Tracy Sprinkle…it set us back a bit because he’s such a great leader and a great player,” OSU redshirt sophomore defensive end Sam Hubbard said. “These young guys had a good day and stepped up.”Hubbard also said he was pleased with the play of redshirt freshman Davon Hamilton and redshirt freshman Dre’Mont Jones, who are filling in for the injured Sprinkle. Combined, the two players picked up three tackles.OSU redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett struggled to connect with receivers, completing eight passes on 14 attempts and only racking up 69 yards. His biggest target of the first half, redshirt sophomore Terry McLaurin, had a 16-yard catch, which was the longest reception of the first half.Without much of an offensive attack, the Silver Bullets stepped up in a big way, picking off Evans three times in the first half, two of which were returned for touchdowns.Redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker’s interception was good enough for a 26-yard return, putting the Buckeyes up 13-3.Redshirt sophomore cornerback Marshon Lattimore picked off two first half passes, returning one all the way back for a score with less than a minute left in the half.“This was my first pick six ever; I was excited to just get out there,” Lattimore said. “I had some blockers in front of me, so they really helped me out, too.”A delay for inclement weather lasted from 5:25 p.m. until 6:35 p.m., as lightning was spotted multiple times near the stadium during the pause in play. The halftime show was cancelled, and many OSU fans left the stadium during the hour-long storm.However, the Buckeyes were a different team in the second half, leaning heavily on the legs of junior H-back Curtis Samuel.On the initial drive of the second half, Samuel busted off a few double-digit yardage runs, and set a key block that opened a lane for Barrett to break the goal line. The touchdown marked Barrett’s second rushing touchdown of the season.The hour-long break seemed to create a spark for OSU on both sides of the ball, with the Buckeyes preventing Tulsa from scoring during the second half. Evans threw his fourth interception on the day, and once again failed to find paydirt.Opposing offenses have struggled against OSU so far this season, with the Buckeyes defense having yet to surrender a touchdown to another team’s offense.Weber was the leading rusher of the day for OSU, carrying the ball 17 times for 92 yards and a touchdown. Barrett finished the day with a statline of 14 for 22 and 149 yards, with no passing touchdowns and two rushing scores.“I thought the best thing he did is he hit the hole hard, he ran hard, but he also hung on that ball,” Meyer said. “It’s night and day compared to who he was a year ago.”Samuel came back to Earth a bit after racking up 261 all-purpose yards last Saturday, failing to find the endzone after scoring three times against Bowling Green. He still managed to gain 140 total yards, much of which came in the second half.Senior H-back Dontre Wilson picked up a late touchdown run, which was his first rushing touchdown of the year.The wide receiver’s play for OSU was heavily criticized by Meyer last week, and there was little in terms of improvement by the unit. Wideouts for the Buckeyes combined for five receptions, 49 yards and no scores.The Buckeyes face a tough test next week in Norman, Oklahoma, against the Sooners. 14th-ranked Oklahoma lost in its first week against then-No. 15 Houston, taking a hit to its ranking. Both OSU and Oklahoma will be looking for a win to remain prominent in the national picture.The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium next Saturday.This article has been amended by quotes following the post-game conference. read more