Spring into Action: Leading Your Business with Creativity

first_imgThe Women Business Owners Network (WBON) will hold its 2nd annual spring conference for women business owners on April 30, 2003 at the Best Western Conference Center in South Burlington, VT. The theme is, “Spring into Action: Leading Your Business with Creativity.”The conference will begin with on Friday at 11:00 am and run until 5:30 p.m. Registration fees are $39 for members, $54 for non-members, and $139 for new members (includes 1 year of dues).The conference will feature a business expo for members and sponsors. The sponsors include: Key Bank, Vermont Economic Development Authority, Vermont Woman, Vermont Times, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce, Athena’s Day Spa, & Kinkos.According to Meredith Martin Davis, Executive Director of WBON, “The fall conference allows women business owners to learn from other successful business women though the stories of the keynote speakers, through networking with each other, and through interactive sessions that allow attendees to reflect on creativity in their own lives and businesses and discuss decisions that will impact their future.”The keynote speakers are: Linda Kelliher, of Kelliher Samets Volk Communications, Judi Danforth, co-founder of Danforth Pewter, and Lyn Severance, illustrator and graphic artist best known for her work with Ben & Jerry’s.Linda Kelliher is the founder of Kelliher Samets Volk, the vibrant Vermont brand relationship firm. Linda is a painter, a creative director, and a wise and wonderful entrepreneur. Firmly rooted in reality, Linda draws on her experience as a mother and a business leader to deliver a healthy dose of common sense and inspiration. Linda is the CEO of SheClicks.com, a web site devoted to helping savvy, busy women make the most of the Internet. Linda is also involved in keeping the conversation aloft with the benefits of the creative class to Vermont.Judi Danforth and her husband Fred founded Danforth Pewterers and began designing their holloware line in Woodstock, Vermont in 1975, reviving a family tradition of pewtersmithing started by Fred’s great great great great great grandfather between 1755 and 1782. They moved to Lincoln, Vermont in 1978 and for ten years developed their pewter line in their mountain workshop. In 1988 the company moved to its current workshop in Middlebury, Vermont, where Fred now designs and creates the holloware line while Judi focuses her energy on designs for the cast line. The Danforth name enjoys a unique recognition among both antique and contemporary pewter collectors.Lyn Severance grew up in Burlington and Colchester and is a native Vermonter. After Burlington High School, Lyn went to Parsons School of Design in New York City and focused her studies in graphic design and illustration. Immediately following Parsons, Lyn returned to Burlington to work as a designer. Her clients included start-up businesses (like Ben & Jerry’s) and non-profit organizations (like the Vermont Symphony Orchestra). After ten years Lyn took her first full-time job as Creative Director at Ben & Jerry’s where she oversaw all the graphics and visual look of the ice cream business. In 1997, Lyn left Ben & Jerry’s to pursue other projects. Recent projects have included identity and packaging work for Gateway computers, Fat Cat Inc., VerMints, Parmalat, and others; and designing and illustrating three childrens books Cow, Ice Cream, and Pig.The Women Business Owners Network (WBON) is an association serving Vermont and New Hampshire that provides the opportunity for women in business to share experiences and learn from one another. Since 1984, the organization has been offering a forum for members to exchange information and resources in an atmosphere of candor, humor and mutual respect.The Women Business Owners Network is over 140 women strong. There are monthly chapter meetings in Brattleboro, Montpelier, Rutland and Burlington, and Hanover, NH, as well as conferences and social events throughout the year.For more information on the fall conference go to www.wbon.org(link is external) or call 802-363-WBON.last_img read more

FYF’s Allicock, Graham light up a dim night at Terrence Ali National Open C/ships

first_imgTHE night started on a dim note, but Forgotten Youth Foundation’s (FYF) Keevin Allicock and Sean Graham eventually lit up the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue, on the opening night of the Guyana Boxing Association’s (GBA)/Terrence Ali National Open Championships on Tuesday night.On a night that promised much excitement, the card which was originally scheduled to have 12 fights for the night turned out to be a six-fight card and no reason for the reduction of fights was offered.However, after witnessing four fights that were contested by boxers who really should not have been part of a National Open Championship because of the quality of their fights, FYF’s Graham and Allicock lit up the night with some classy boxing that is worthy of being National Open standards.While Graham cannot be categorised as a National Open athlete, he displayed the class of one such athlete.Graham, who is barely 14 years of age displayed tremendous ability as a boxer and will be one to watch in the future.The `piece of paper’ that was given to the media for four to share did not indicate the category that Graham was contesting, leaving one to wonder if the contest between Graham and Joshua Tamabarran of Rose Hall Jammers (RHJ) was indeed a National Open contest; as the latter, who seemed to be about four feet tall, also appeared to be a 14-year-old.At the end of the fight, Graham was declared winner by a unanimous points-decision and this was after dominating the fight throughout the three rounds of action with some telling combinations, classy footworks and some stiff right jabs that kept his opponent at bay.The sixth and final fight of the night was a bantamweight semi-final contest between Allicock and Jamal Eastman of the Rose Hall Jammers Gym.Allicock being the more seasoned of the two fighters showed his class and experience and dominated the affair, even though at times during the three rounds, Eastman showed glimpses of being able to take the fight, but in the end, Allicock won by a unanimous points-decision.Apart from the above two mentioned fights, the remainder of the card was very dull as the boxers involved appeared as though they can hardly `harm a fly’. Their soft punches had no effect. Apart from that, they seemed to have just got started in the sport.In results from the first four fights, Joaquin Milo of FYF won a unanimous points victory over Young Achievers’ (YA) Jamal Mercier, Francis Sukhu (RHJ) secured a similar victory over his RHJ counterpart Raphael Sebastian, Julius Bobb of the Guyana Defence Force got a technical-error victory over his fellow soldier Mark Blake, after Blake, instead of occupying the blue corner for the contest, was in the red corner.In the other fight on the card, Emmanuel Pompey of Young Achievers secured a unanimous points-win against his gym mate Malcolm Williams.The championships continued last evening at the same venue and will conclude tonight.last_img

No. 17 Syracuse finally puts up an all-around performance in 10-8 win over No. 13 Army

first_img Comments On Sunday against Army, Syracuse finally played like John Desko said the Orange needed to.Since getting embarrassed by Colgate in the opener, Desko’s harped on winning faceoffs, vacuuming ground balls and clearing. A week ago against then-No. 15 Albany, some of the issues were corrected. SU won the ground ball battle and cleared efficiently. But the Orange still lost at the faceoff X and won mostly on the back of its stout defense against a one-dimensional Great Danes attack.Against the Black Knights, Syracuse scooped 15 more ground balls, went 16-of-18 on clears and won 81 percent of faceoffs. It was the type of performance Desko had been waiting for.“We were playing uphill the whole game,” Army coach Joe Alberici said.No. 17 Syracuse’s (2-1) 10-8 win against No. 13 Army (3-1) set the blueprint for the Orange this season. Statistical margins, coupled with another strong defensive outing and 10 goals from seven different goal scorers earned SU the win. Considering that Army goalie AJ Barretto made a career-high 18 saves and SU held the ball for most of the game, the Black Knights were fortunate to keep it as close as they did.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It was about as I thought it might go,” Desko said. “We knew that Army was going to play for 60 minutes, they always do.”In the opener against Colgate, the Orange defended valiantly but fell short on clears, ground balls and even got outshot (41-36). Struggles at the faceoff X were noted. They continued against Albany a week later, but were masked by a dominance in ground balls, shots and the fact that outside of Tehoka Nanticoke, the Great Danes didn’t pose much of a scoring threat.Against Army, the Orange dominated statistically, starting at the faceoff X. After Danny Varello started and won two of his first three draws, Jakob Phaup spelled him and dominated Army’s Evan Condon, finishing 15-of-18. In possession often, SU’s offense worked the ball around, milking the shot clock and shooting when good opportunities presented themselves. SU struggled to take its good looks against Colgate and Albany, when some players felt like shots were rushed. The Orange didn’t struggle to get open or good looks against Army, but were befuddled by Barretto, who kept the game from becoming a blowout. After SU spent most of a third-quarter possession hunting a shot, Barretto saved it. The rebound hopped into Stephen Rehfuss’ awaiting stick, alone on the backside. With an open net three feet away, Rehfuss calmly flicked his stick forward, into the wide webbing of Barretto as the senior dove from right to left, landing with the ball and starting the clear. Despite Barretto’s career day, Army couldn’t seem to stop defending. Every save seemed to come with a blown clear or a lost faceoff soon after. As a result, SU cobbled together a serviceable offensive performance.“I thought we made them play a lot of defense,” Desko said. “It’s hard to make anybody play that much defense.”Josh Shub-Seltzer | Staff PhotographerWhen the Black Knights did break out and play some offense, they met stiff resistance. Nick Mellen, SU’s star cover defender, spent the afternoon smothering Army’s leading scorer Brendan Nichtern, who finished with one goal. Army as a team went scoreless on the man up and turned it over 16 times.Syracuse caused 10 of those turnovers. A handful came in the middle of the field off draws, but the largest portion were in the defensive end. Army passed across and through the defense often, rather than around it. Whenever they skipped passes over the defense or from behind the net, a Syracuse long pole extended and cut out the attempt. When shots arrived on the SU cage, Drake Porter nearly outdueled Barretto and made 16 saves. He tallied two stops before even allowing a goal on Sunday.From scoring goal No. 3 in the second quarter to goal No. 4 in the third, Army took 18:45. In that time, SU pushed a 3-3 tie into a 7-3 advantage.“In all, I think they played pretty stingy today,” Desko said of SU’s defense.The margins and facets of play Desko’s emphasized in recent weeks are common coaching points. SU struggled to excel at them against weaker competition, though, and that worried Desko.Despite a strong defense and a plethora of goal scoring options, the Orange turned in a 12-9 loss in the opener. That, it seems, was an aberration. Last weekend’s 13-5 waxing of Albany, too, doesn’t fit what SU will likely do to teams the rest of the year.On Sunday, a clearer picture emerged. A talented defense and goalie expected to slow down and frustrate and opposing offense did. A deep, experienced offense and midfield put together enough goals to keep the Black Knights at arm’s reach. The Orange scooped more ground balls, did more to secure faceoffs and dominated time of possession. “I think we really wore those guys down,” Porter said.It took two weeks, but the team Desko hoped would emerge has. Published on February 24, 2019 at 6:23 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Grahamcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Quiz: Can you name these World Cup 2010 stars?

first_imgWith the 2014 World Cup just around the corner, we thought we’d test your knowledge by looking back at some less than familiar faces from South Africa 2010.While we’d all probably remember Spain going on to lift the famous trophy, how many faces can you recall from the rounds along the way?These stars were all present in one guise or another back in 2010 – can you name all 10 and achieve real legend fan status? Or are you just a World Cup rookie?2010 winners: Spain (Picture: AP)Italy   Antonio Di Natale  Fabio Quagliarella  Christian MaggioArgentina  Gabriel Heinze  Javier Pastore  Martín PalermoSpain   Carlos Marchena  Javi Martínez  Joan CapdevilaBrazil  Nilmar  Fred  Luis FabianoFrance  Mathieu Valbuena  Jeremy Toulalan  Anthony ReveillereEngland WAGS   Cheryl Cole  Alex Jones  Christine BleakleyHolland  Rafael van der Vaart  Khalid Boulahrouz  Joris MathijsenIvory Coast   Didier Zokora  Emmanuel Kone  Guy DemelFrance  Abou Diaby  Alou Diarra  Sidney GovouEngland   Matthew Upson  James Milner  Jamie Carragherlast_img read more

EU announces plans to keep Channel Tunnel rail link open after nodeal

first_imgThe United Kingdom is on track to leave the European Union on March 29 without a deal unless Prime Minister Theresa May can convince the bloc to amend the divorce deal she agreed last year and get it approved by British lawmakers.The proposal by the European Union’s executive arm would extend safety authorisations for the Channel Tunnel rail link, provided that the UK also maintained identical safety standards.“This will ensure the protection of rail-passengers, the safety of citizens and will avoid major disruptions of cross-border rail operations and shuttle services after the UK’s withdrawal,” the Commission said in a statement.The Commission said three months should be sufficient time for new permanent arrangements to be agreed.Its proposal, which must be approved by EU member states and the European Parliament, follows a slew of other contingency plans dealing with issues ranging from student exchanges and social benefits to air and road traffic.The Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel said last month it was taking steps to ensure that any ‘no-deal’ Brexit would have minimal impact on its transport network.May’s government has also said that goods arriving from the EU – including through the Channel Tunnel – will be allowed into the United Kingdom without full customs checks for at least three months after any no-deal Brexit.Despite such moves, the EU says a no-deal Brexit would entail significant economic damage and that its contingency plans are only to ensure basic connectivity, falling well short of regulating all separation issues or new post-Brexit ties. London best pest control BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission announced plans on Tuesday to keep the rail link with Britain through the Channel Tunnel open on current terms for three months after a no-deal Brexit in an effort to minimise disruption expected from any abrupt split.last_img read more