Saint Michael’s dedicates the Pomerleau Alumni Center, college’s first ‘green’ building

first_imgIn ceremonies including the Board of Trustees, Saint Michael’s College will dedicate the $2 million Antonio and Rita Pomerleau Alumni Center on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 12:30 p.m. in the new center, located on Route 15, but entered from Lime Kiln Road, in Colchester. The multi-use building is the first deliberately environmentally friendly, 21st Century structure on the Saint Michael’s campus. Made possible through the generosity of The Tony B. and Rita M. Pomerleau Foundation and over 1,000 alumni contributions, the Alumni Center is a multi-use facility housing alumni and development offices and public meeting spaces.“This building will be a tangible way to keep our alumni close to the college,” said President John J. Neuhauser.The building will house a reception room devoted to the former Trinity College, founded by the Sisters of Mercy, to provide a meeting place for alumnae of that college, and to symbolize the historic connection between the two colleges.Antonio PomerleauMr. Pomerleau, 91, a Burlington real estate developer well known for his generosity in Vermont, served on the Saint Michael’s College Board of Trustees in the 1970s, and was awarded an honorary Saint Michael’s doctoral degree in 1994. Two of his sons and a granddaughter graduated from the college, and his son Ernie Pomerleau, SMC class of 1969, currently serves on the college’s Board of Trustees. Tony Pomerleau expressed appreciation for what Saint Michael’s gave his children, and for the college’s commitment to higher education in the Catholic tradition.“St. Mike’s is a great college, and they’re doing a great job,” Mr. Pomerleau said to a student reporter for The Defender, Saint Michael’s student newspaper. “I figured I’ll help.”Building DesignCollege architect James P. Farrington, AIA, associate director of facilities/college architect, was the principal designer of the Pomerleau Center. “I’m very excited,” he said, about the energy efficiency of the building and the Greek Revival design for the structure.The brick building is connected to and has proportions and details similar to Prevel Hall. It is set back from Route 15, between the President’s Residence and the Holcomb Observatory. The 6,500-square-foot structure contains five first floor offices, The Trinity Conference Room, and six upstairs offices. A nicely proportioned function room provides space for dinners, socials, alumni board meetings, and other gatherings, and a handsome fireplace room provides a kind of living room for the building.The College’s First LEED “Green” BuildingThe major thrust of the building, as determined by President Neuhauser, is that it be environmentally friendly, as advanced as technology will allow, and certified as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ) building. The plan incorporates recycled lumber, water conservation structures, regionally available materials, and other features that can give LEED points.The building envelop is “super air tight with high R value,” Architect Farrington said. Every office has a large insulated glass window to provide good day-time lighting, less use of electric lighting, and little heat loss.Wiemann Lamphere Architects of Colchester, Vt., worked with Farrington to complete construction documents. Pizzagalli Construction of Vermont built the Pomerleau Alumni Center. The team is working on final details for securing LEED certification.“Making this building truly green, points the way to whatever else we might do in the 21st century,” President Neuhauser said.At Saint Michael’s College, www.smcvt.edu(link is external), Learn What Matters. Saint Michael’s is a distinctive Catholic liberal arts college that provides education with a social conscience, producing graduates with the intellectual tools to lead a successful, purposeful life that will contribute to peace and justice in our world. Founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and headed by President John J. Neuhauser, Saint Michael’s is identified by the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s Best 371 Colleges. It is one of 270 colleges and universities nationwide, and one of only 20 Catholic colleges, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Saint Michael’s has 1,900 undergraduate students, some 500 graduate students and 100 international students. Saint Michael’s students and professors have received Rhodes, Woodrow Wilson, Pickering, Guggenheim, Fulbright, and other grants. The college is one of the nation’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges as listed in the 2009 U.S. News & World Report rankings. Saint Michael’s is located just outside Burlington, Vermont, one of America’s top college towns.-30-last_img read more

Best Beginner Bike Rides

first_imgAre you an aspiring cyclist ready to take pedaling from the casual to competitive? Whether you’re into fat tires or skinny wheels, find your edge at one of these beginner-friendly races.Rollin’ Round the River, Wilkesboro, N.C. • September 15If you’re looking to increase your mileage, this relaxed cycling tour of the upper Yadkin River valley is a great place to start. The casual roll has distances for all abilities—from a family friendly 10-mile ride on the Yadkin River Greenway to a fast-paced 50-miler that takes a spin through the quiet agricultural community of Happy Valley. All rides (20- and 30-mile options also available) are flat and easy to follow with out-and-back routes, so novice cyclists can get comfortable going the distance. bmcc.usSorry Honey, I’ve Gotta Work Late Mountain Bike Series, Richmond, Va. • September 12, 19, 26  You’re in luck if Wednesday is liver and lima beans night at your house. Skip dinner and head to Forest Hill Park for some post-work big wheel racing. Richmond’s urban singletrack is mellow and flowy, so even if you’re new to racing you won’t be too far from the pack. Plus, the loop-course races only last about 45 minutes, so the rides are more than attainable for newbies. Cyclocross races will also be taking place. runriderace.com Northern Neck River Ride, Kilmarnock, Va. • September 29Tour the quiet peninsula on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay that sits between the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers, as the flat waterfront terrain offers an ideal opportunity for beginners to stretch out. Riders will depart from the Windmill Marine Resort and weave through the scenic back roads of the Northern Neck. Whether it’s the 100-miler, metric century, one-third century, or laid back family route, cyclists will pedal through small towns built during colonial times and relaxed coastal communities that will be feeling the breeze of early fall. riverride.org  Georgia BikeFest, Columbus, Ga. • October 12-14 You’ll find rides for the whole family at this annual bike gala in downtown Columbus. There are both long and short route options offered each day on the gentle roads of the area’s rolling hills—with the main event being a fully supported century on Saturday. After long days of pedaling, cyclists can sleep under the stars at campsites along the Chattahoochee River. brag.orgTour de Pig, Lexington, N.C. • October 13 This is how you ride in true Southern style. The Tour de Pig is part of Lexington’s annual Barbeque Festival, so expect to have a plate of award-winning pulled pork waiting for you at the finish line. Before it’s time to dig in, earn your ‘cue by pedaling around the rolling roads of the Carolina Piedmont. Four different supported routes all take off from Davidson County Community College and include distances of 100K, 50K, 35K, and 20K. barbecuefestival.com    Gran Fondo of the Alleghenies, Warren, Pa. • October 13 Wind through the remote corridors of Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest at the height of foliage season. This colorful fall ride is perfect for cycling beginners looking to build mileage without a ton of elevation gain. The rural ride starting from the small town of Sheffield includes routes of 30, 60, and 100 miles with the longest route only gaining 3,500 feet. warrenadventures.com Six Hour Grind on the Greenway, Ft. Mill, S.C. • October 13Casual mountain bikers looking to make the leap into endurance racing have a friendly option just south of Charlotte, N.C. At Grind on the Greenway, new racers can go solo or grab a partner and complete as many nine-mile laps as possible in six hours on the singletrack of the 2,300-acre Anne Springs Close Greenway park. Each lap carries a manageable elevation gain of 805 feet, so you won’t break the aerobic bank as you navigate the twisty Piedmont woods. charlottemtnbike.comBack to the beach in CarolinarunLong-distance running relays continue to be the latest rage. A new option takes adventurous striders from the North Carolina Triangle on a 200-mile slog to the beach. The Tuna Run 200 will feature teams of seven to 12 runners making the long haul from Lake Benson Park near Raleigh to the boardwalk of Atlantic Beach. The runners will switch off through 36 different legs of rural terrain between the Piedmont and the coast, where a celebration of tuna and cold beer awaits. tunarun200.comrideIf you didn’t exhaust your vacation days this summer, tune up your road rig and spend a week pedaling from the peaks to the sandy beaches. Cycle North Carolina is organizing a Mountains to Coast Fall Ride that will take cyclists from Brevard to Carolina Beach through a week of riding from September 29 to October 6. Along the way, the chosen route will find riders stopping in Lake Lure, Shelby, Matthews, Rockingham, Lumberton, and White Lake. cnc.ncsports.orglast_img read more

First Turns Ski Package Giveaway

first_imgThis contest is closed! Check out the others here!Rules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning date. Entries must be received by mail or through the www.blueridgeoutdoors.com contest sign-up page by 12:00 Midnight EST on December 1st, 2014. One entry per person. One winner per household. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled, mistranscribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserve the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash, or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors office on or before December 1st, 6:00 PM EST 2014. Winners will be contacted by the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7 days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received.last_img read more

Ex-Massapequa Mom Covered Up Husband’s Rape of Daughter, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A former Long Island woman has been accused of repeatedly hindering a Nassau County police investigation into allegations that her husband raped her 11-year-old daughter by fleeing the state last fall.U.S. Marshals apprehended Alexis Davis, 31, formerly of Massapequa, at her home in Georgia over the weekend after her 30-year-old husband, Dwayne Richards, was nabbed in January in Florida, authorities said.A state agency notified Special Victims Squad detectives in October that the child had been the victim of sexual assault, police said. Investigators asked Davis repeatedly to bring the child in for a DNA comparison sample, which Davis refused, police said.“When she eventually did produce a child for the test it was not the victim in question,” police said in a news release. Davis then fled with the victim to Georgia.Detectives had determined that Richards, Davis’ husband at the time, had raped the victim in early 2013, but Davis continued to hinder the investigation by refusing to reveal the suspect’s location, while also allowing him access to the child, police said.Richards was eventually charged with first-degree rape and predatory sexual assault of a child.Davis will be arraigned Monday on a charge of hindering a prosecution at Nassau County Court in Mineola.The victim is now staying with relatives out of state.last_img read more

The Digital Revolution: Prepare for the millennials!

first_imgAs a generation who has been raised online begins its financial journey, digital demands on financial services will begin exploding.by: Nate WentzlaffThe credit union industry is the middle of a digital revolution.  As technological innovations continue, members will shift toward digital channels to interact with their credit union.  Basic transactions continue to take place though online and mobile banking channels where members can take control of their financial needs.  Depositing checks, transferring money, and paying bills can all be accomplished through this channel.  Members no longer need to rely on the branch for basic transactions.  The main drivers of digitization are the millennials who were born at the advent of the internet.  Their lives have been surrounded by the interconnected digital world.  Consequently, they will demand a digital credit union that meets all of their financial needs when (and where) they need them.Online/Mobile BankingOnline and mobile banking has revolutionized how the world banks by opening endless opportunities for innovation.  For example, the camera was imbedded into the smartphone to give customers the ability to take pictures.  Now, the camera has turned into a self-service bank teller.  Credit union members can reach into their pocket and complete transactions that previously needed a physical branch.  For most millennials, going to the branch is seen as a chore.  Branches are usually over-crowded at the time members can make it in.  Waiting in line to deposit a $100 check is yesterday’s problem.  Now, it is as simple as taking a picture and depositing the check through a mobile app.  The online/mobile platform has arrived just in time to meet millennial membership demand. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Way cleared for China to share H5N1 samples

first_imgSep 11, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – US officials have resolved what they’re calling a lapse in communication that has contributed to China’s delay in sending promised poultry samples of H5N1 avian influenza virus to the United States.Early last week, a Chinese agricultural official told news services that Beijing was still working out a protocol for sharing poultry H5N1 samples with the international community, even though the government had promised in March to provide up to 20 samples for analysis in World Health Organization (WHO)-affiliated laboratories.After the announcement, the newspaper China Daily reported that the agriculture ministry had blamed a US lab for the delay, saying the lab did not complete required import procedures. A WHO representative, however, told Agence France-Presse last week that logistical arrangements were already in place.Kathy Harben, a spokesperson on global issues for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told the Associated Press (AP) Sep 8 that the samples were delayed because China and the CDC had problems agreeing whether the samples should be classified as diagnosed or undiagnosed.Packing and handling procedures are the same for both, but Harben said the CDC preferred the samples be shipped as “undiagnosed” because the forms and approval process for such samples take less time. She said the approval process for “diagnosed” samples, the classification preferred by the Chinese agriculture ministry, could take weeks.China and the CDC agreed to have the samples shipped as “diagnosed,” Harben told the AP, and said she expected that the CDC would receive the samples by the end of September.Harben told CIDRAP News today that officials are still working out details about what samples are coming. “We’ll know more later,” she said.The CDC routinely works with China’s health ministry whenever it receives human H5N1 samples; however, Harben said receiving poultry samples is rare and has been somewhat more difficult because CDC officials are making arrangements with a different branch of government, the agriculture ministry.China has not shared avian flu virus samples from poultry since late 2004, according to recent news reports. Poultry H5N1 viruses, especially those from China, are needed to develop vaccines and drugs.last_img read more

Amuneke to NFF: Find solutions to dwindling fortunes in age-grade events

first_imgEx-international Emmanuel Amuneke, says Nigeria is not living up to its potential in age-grade tournaments. Amuneke The former Barcelona winger added that the Nigeria Football Federation needs to proffer solutions to the current problems bedeviling football development in the country. Amunike rued the performances of the Golden Eaglets and the Flying Eagles at their respective World Cups and suggested a return to an effective grooming system to turn the tide.Advertisement Loading… “We have the talents to qualify for major age-grade events and do well but, we seem to have deviated from that winning formula,” he told Sports Extra. “Sound developmental programs will curb age cheat that has always impeded the seamless transition of players to the next grade.” Read Also:2019 AFCON: Taifa Stars drum support for Amuneke “Nigeria failed to go far at the U-17 and U-20 World Cups so, it should be a cause for concern for our administrators,” he concluded. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Disney Characters Who Would Make Great Role Models2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot Because Viewers Didn’t Like ThemCelebs Who Are Turning 50 This Year7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

Junior Tiger thrills golf fans as Woods turns caddie

first_img Flash Back: Father and son cheer up fellow American Serena Williams at the US Open Woods, who shocked the world of golf with his remarkable Masters win at Augusta last year, caddied again for his son on the second day. Charlie, who Woods had with ex-wife Elin Nordegren, produced a much better round on the final day, shooting even par to finish second overall. Read Also Cardboard beds to be used in  Athletes’ Village at Tokyo 2020 Many who graced the event had no doubt in their minds that Charlie is cut out for greatness and perhaps like one the twitter users said a ‘Charlie Woods is in the making. Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Parents and golf fans  were left absolutely stunned as  Tiger Woods junior Charlie, impressed at a junior golf tournament in Florida at the weekend with his father as his cardie. The 15-time major winner was on the bag for his 10-year-old son, Charlie, at an event at Club Med Academies in Jupiter. But despite the attendance of the sporting icon, fans were left even more amazed by his son’s incredible swing as he practiced on the driving range ahead of the tournament Many were taken aback by his Tiger-like swing and how effortless he made it look, with one joking on Twitter: ‘Charlie Woods will win 100 majors.’ While Charlie didn’t run out victorious over the weekend, he posted a respectable five over par on the nine-hole event to end day one tied ninth, which included a birdie on the par-4 third.Advertisement Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?20 Amazing Facts About The Daenerys Of The House Of TargaryenLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human BeingInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Most Expensive (And Surprising Things) Keanu Reeves Ever Bought6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?last_img read more

‘Pusher’ falls in buy-bust

first_imgBACOLOD City – He allegedly sold illegaldrugs. The 29-year-old Christian Edca wascaught in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Bata. Edca – resident of the village – wasnabbed after he sold a sachet of suspected shabu to an undercover officer forP500 around 6:05 p.m. on Feb. 20, a police report showed. When frisked, three more sachets ofsuspected illegal drugs were recovered from him.center_img The suspect was detained in thecustodial facility of Police Station 3. Charges for Violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed againstEdca./PNlast_img read more

Aikey’s new ride passes Deery Series test, Maquoketa checkers are tour career 69th

first_imgThe event had been rescheduled from an April rainout. Aikey won for the fifth time in six races behind the wheel of Dralle’s Rick’s Detail/Code Red Re­pair Rocket. The winner of the first two Deery events held at Maquoketa, in 1998 and 2002, Ai­key’s most recent series victory had come on Sept. 8 of 2016 at the IMCA Speedway Motors Su­per Nationals fueled by Casey’s.  The 56-year old veteran put his fairly new ride to the test early in Tuesday evening’s 50-lap Deery Brothers Summer Series feature at Maquoketa Speedway. It passed the test with flying colors as he flew to the $2,000 IMCA Late Model tour victory.  MAQUOKETA, Iowa (June 18) – As Jeff Aikey drove the four-wide parade lap, he knew his car would be competitive. Callahan finally caught and then led for a couple laps before Aikey regained control on the 45th circuit. By Rob Hinckley  Three-time and defending series champion Justin Kay earned hard charger honors, racing from 23rd starting to sixth. “I can’t believe we won this thing,” Aikey added. “Rick Dralle gave me a perfect car. I hadn’t been in a Deery Brothers race for three years, so this really feels good.” The only caution flew on lap 46. Aikey then beat Callahan, Matt Ryan, Terry Neal and Darrell De­France.  Jeff Aikey won for the 69th time in his Deery Brothers Summer Series career, when the tour for IMCA Late Models traveled to Maquoketa Speedway on June 18. (Photo by Simply Modified) “We were having a good run and it was tiring with no cautions,” said Aikey. “When Joel showed his nose, I knew I had to go.”  “I could go anywhere on this track,” the all-time Deery Brothers feature win leader said in victory circle after his 69th career win. “The track was prepared great.” Aikey rolled off third and had the point by lap four, passing pole starter Andy Eckrich. He drew away from a charging Joel Callahan for several laps after Callahan took second on lap 10.  Terry Neal was the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing winner. Feature results – 1.  Jeff Aikey; 2. Joel Callahan; 3. Matt Ryan; 4. Terry Neal; 5. Darrell De­France; 6. Justin Kay; 7. Jeremiah Hurst; 8. Curt Martin; 9. Andy Eckrich; 10. John Emerson; 11. Andy Nezworski; 12. Chad Holladay; 13. Sam Halstead; 14. Doug Nigh; 15. Chuck Hanna; 16. Eric Pollard; 17. Paul Nagle; 18. Brian Harris; 19. Dalton Simonsen; 20. Jeff Tharp; 21. Joe Zrost­lik; 22. Todd Malmstrom; 23. Gary Webb; 24. Don Pataska.last_img read more