Mobius Welcomes New Board Member

first_imgMobius, the Mentoring Movement, expanded its Board of Directors recently, welcoming five new members including Burlington resident Joe Speidel. Joe is Director of Local Government and Community Relations, at the University of Vermont where his goal is to strengthen relationships between the University and the local community, local government representatives and organizations. He brings a deep understanding of the local educational community and expertise in public relations, fundraising, and event planning.Mentoring involves pairing a volunteer adult with a child. The pairs spend an hour or two together every week and develop trusting relationships by exploring common interests. Programs screen volunteers, match mentors with children on their waiting lists, and provide ongoing training and support for mentors.Mobius, whose mission is to develop a culture of mentoring in our community, recruits these mentors and refers them to one of 20 school or community based mentoring programs within Chittenden County. Mobius is about to begin their second year of an HHS grant which is focused on finding mentors for children with parents in prison.To learn more about mentoring opportunities at mentoring programs in your community, please contact Mobius, the Mentoring Movement at (802) 658-1888 or e-mail [email protected](link sends e-mail).last_img read more

Trump recalls EU ambassador who testified at his impeachment: US media

first_imgVindman was escorted out of the White House, with his lawyer calling the move an act of revenge by the president.”Vindman was asked to leave for telling the truth,” lawyer David Pressman said.Hours earlier, Trump had said he wanted Vindman gone.”I’m not happy with him,” Trump, who was acquitted by the Senate on Wednesday of charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, told reporters.”You think I’m supposed to be happy with him?” Trump said. “I’m not.”Vindman, who served as director of European affairs on the National Security Council, was present during the July 25 phone call during which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open an investigation into his political rival Joe Biden.Sondland had testified that Trump sought a quid pro quo from Ukraine, the intended recipient of nearly $400 million in military assistance that the White House had put on hold.Topics : President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed a second government official who had testified in his impeachment probe, recalling ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, US media reported.”I was advised today that the president intends to recall me effective immediately as United States Ambassador to the European Union,” Sondland said in a statement obtained by The New York Times.His ouster came hours after Trump pushed out Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman from his White House job on the National Security Council.last_img read more

LSC Shipmanagement Takes Bitumen Tanker under Its Wing

first_imgLSC Shipmanagement, a subsidiary of JSC Latvian Shipping Company, welcomed a newbuilding bitumen tanker into its technically managed fleet.Asphalt Synergy, the first bitumen tanker in the LSCSM fleet and one of the largest asphalt transporting ships in the world, featured a total length of 175 meters, width of 30 meters, and load capacity of 37,000 tonnes.“This is the 26th ship in our fleet under management.  As a result, we have expanded our range of services. We are now able to transport asphalt products and as such, are attracting more and more new customers and partners,” Robert Kirkup, Chairman of the Board JSC Latvian Shipping Company, said.The 37,000 dwt asphalt carrier Asphalt Synergy was built by Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Co, which hosted the naming and delivery ceremony for the ship on January 9, 2018. The vessel is owned by US-based transportation company Valt.The previous addition to the LSCSM fleet took place last June 2017, when tanker Elandra Falcon was received as part of the technical management fleet.last_img read more

City held by plucky Black Cats

first_img Press Association Fernandinho attempted to redress the balance for City but skied an equally-good opening after Mannone had only managed to parry Aguero’s fierce strike. Aleksandar Kolarov struck wide after a stirring run down the left as the first half ended with City looking to have fended off Sunderland’s best thrust, and Poyet wondering what might have been. City’s malaise continued in the second half as Sunderland’s performance continued to impress. Negredo and Aguero had half chances before Pellegrini sent on Stevan Jovetic in place of the Argentinian. Jovetic looked impressive but could not add to City’s single goal and instead it was Sunderland who made the breakthrough. Poyet looked furious when Jack Colback failed to capitalise on a one-on-one chance by Hart, but that turned to delight when Emanuele Giaccherini burst down the felt and floated a beautiful cross for Wickham to thump home with glee. Edin Dzeko held his head after missing the target, then came a dream moment for Sunderland fans as Giaccherini broke from his home half, delivered an excellent pass to Wickham who did not break stride as he buried his shot past Hart. Humiliation was looming for City but in frenetic finish Nasri forced an equaliser – the ball trickling agonisingly over the line after Mannone had got his fingers to it. The Frenchman could have won it at the death too – but his shot went up in smoke and so too did City’s title hopes. If Sunday’s defeat at the hands of Liverpool had deeply wounded City’s chances then this frenetic 2-2 draw could prove the killer blow. As for Gus Poyet’s Sunderland, who came into this match on the back of a run that had seen the Black Cats lose five on the bounce, their survival hopes remain alive, if only just. Manchester City saw their title hopes effectively ended after being held to a home draw by the Barclays Premier League’s bottom club Sunderland. Manuel Pellegrini’s men, sorely missing the injured David Silva and Yaya Toure, are now six points behind leaders Liverpool with a game in hand. City had taken an early lead through Fernandinho, and had appeared to have held off Sunderland’s challenge until two fine goals by Connor Wickham in the second half threatened a real upset. Samir Nasri grabbed a point with a late equaliser but then missed a glorious chance for a winner as City’s hopes of making up lost ground faded. After playing their part to the full in Sunday’s thriller at Anfield, City looked content to settle for a dour, low-scoring win: the Liverpool match no doubt underlining that verve and elan may win you admirers, but not the title. When, however, Fernandinho fired them into the lead after just one minute and 54 seconds it seemed that had banished the pain of Sunday, yet City never really built on that early platform. It was a well-worked goal too, though it owed much to Lee Cattermole’s brain not having got into gear. The Sunderland midfielder was robbed by Alvaro Negredo who fed Sergio Aguero, and when the return pass came the Spanish striker stepped over the ball leaving Fernandinho free to plant his shot past Vito Mannone at the near post. The groans from the travelling Sunderland fans were almost audible, and their frustration grew as the visitors responded by forcing chance after chance only to see them go begging. John O’Shea was the leading culprit, putting two clear headers wide, while Fabio Borini dragged his shot wide of the far post when put through to face Joe Hart one-on-one. last_img read more

Messi Banned from International Football for Three Months

first_imgArgentina captain Lionel Messi has been banned from international football for three months after claiming the Copa America was “corrupt”.Barcelona forward Messi, 32, was sent off in Argentina’s 2-1 third-place play-off win over Chile and later said the “cup was fixed for Brazil”.He has also been fined $50,000 (£41,121) by Conmebol, the South American Football Confederation. Messi has seven days to appeal Conmebol’s decision to suspend him. The ban means Messi will miss Argentina’s upcoming friendlies against Chile, Mexico and Germany in September and October.Argentina’s qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup begins in March 2020.Following Argentina’s 2-0 semi-final defeat by hosts Brazil, the Argentine Football Association complained about “serious and gross refereeing errors”.In response, Conmebol said accusations questioning the integrity of the Copa America were “unfounded” and “represent a lack of respect”.Messi was shown a red card in the 37th minute against Chile, following a clash with Gary Medel, who was also dismissed.“We don’t have to be part of this corruption,” Messi said. “They have showed us a lack of respect throughout this tournament.“Sadly, the corruption, the referees, they don’t allow people to enjoy football, they ruined it a bit.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more