Randolph Center, VT – The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) has announced the election of manufacturing executive David Blittersdorf, Founder of NRG Systems in Hinesburg, Vermont, to its Advisory Board. VMEC also announced the hiring of Anne Wood as Office Manager and Erin Quatrini as Marketing & Training Manager. In addition, Board Member and manufacturer Mike Rainville, Owner and President of Maple Landmark, Inc. in Middlebury, VT, has been re-elected 2008 Chairperson of the 12-member VMEC Board. Existing Board member Ed Townley, Senior Vice President and Controller of Cabot Creamery, Inc., was re-elected for another 2-year term on the Board. David Blittersdorf is Founder of NRG Systems, a global leader in wind measurement technology. David has long been an national and international leader in the promotion of energy conservation and renewable energy opportunities. Last year, NRG Systems was named a “2007 Top Small Workplace” by the Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces. Anne Wood joined the 17-member, not-for-profit VMEC team in December 2007. She comes to the Center after spending almost 14 years at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, with her most recent position being Associate Project Manager in the Project Management Office. Her prior experience includes 10 years owning and successfully operating a small retail sales business. Anne also worked for 7 years at the Merchants Bank in Northfield, leaving as Assistant Branch Manager. Anne will be working at the VMEC Headquarters office located on the Randolph Center campus of Vermont Technical College where the Center has been hosted since 1995. Erin Quatrini also joined the Center in December 2007 as VMEC Marketing & Training Manager. Prior to joining VMEC, Erin was a Direct Marketing Manager for Littleton Coin Company in Littleton, NH, where she was employed since 2001. Erin is a 2001 graduate of St. Michael’s College where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.###About VMECVMEC’s primary mission since 1995 has been “To improve manufacturing in Vermont and strengthen the global competitiveness of the state’s smaller manufacturers.” This is done through confidential professional consulting, one-on-one coaching and public/onsite workshops to help Vermont’s approximately 2,000 small and medium sized manufacturers increase their productivity, improve their manufacturing and business processes, reduce costs, identify and adopt new growth strategies, and improve their competitiveness. Through the VMEC Process Strategies Group (PSG) business unit established in early 2006, VMEC is bringing its proven process and strategy expertise to a number of non-manufacturing sectors in Vermont, including healthcare, higher education, government, and financial services.Visit www.vmec.org(link is external) for more information.
RelatedPosts Governor’s Aide, MD battle over control of Nasarawa Urban Development Board COVID-19 stimulus: 16 states receive N1.6b World Bank grant — NEC Nasarawa United snaps midfield maestro Chineme Martins, Nasarawa United Football club defensive player, on Sunday slumped and died during the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League Match Day 23 encounter with Katsina United at the Lafia township stadium. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the defender had suddenly slumped at the extra time of the first half of the encounter while the ball was at the opponent’s half. NAN reports that efforts by medical personnel at the stadium to revive the player was not successful and he was rushed to Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia. Dr. Hassan Ikrama, Chief Medical Director of DASH, later confirmed to NAN via telephone that the player had died. Nasarawa United won the match 3-0 through a hat trick by Chinedu Ohanachom, who scored in the 54th, 61st and 88th minutes. The incident was witnessed by Governor Abdullahi Sule; and Secretary to the State Government, Aliyu Tijani, among other top government functionaries who came to watch the match. Speaking to newsmen on the development, Sule expressed sadness and sympathised with the family and friends of the deceased. He said government would do everything to support the family. Meanwhile, the club’s management was yet to issue an official statement over the incident. Tags: Abdullahi SuleAliyu TijaniChinedu OhanachomChineme MartinsDalhatu Araf Specialist HospitalDr. Hassan IkramaKatsina UnitedNasarawa United
Then Works, held scoreless so far in the second half, hit on a pair of crucial baskets in between a Brayden McLean jumper. That made it 54-49, setting up a parade to the foul line in the final minute.Though C-NS got within three twice and then within two in the final second of the game, the Warriors hit enough free throws to hang on. Jack Pento converted four times at the line and had seven of his 12 points in the fourth quarter as Kyle Caves got all nine of his points in the second half.For the Northstars, Brian Bonin earned 12 points, with Luke Paragon getting 11 points. Grant Sennett finished with 10 points as Kevin Felasco, Jerrod Hills and Brayden McLean had seven points apiece.Back on Friday, Liverpool had taken on Bishop Ludden, and managed just one field goal in the first six minutes as the Gaelic Knights roared out in front and stayed there throughout the first half.Despite this, and despite 25 turnovers, the Warriors hung in there and held a 46-44 lead with less than four minutes left. The Gaelic Knights then rattled off six straight points to lead 50-46 before Romeo Clarke hit a 3-pointer with 1:16 left to cut the margin to one.But all that Liverpool could manage in the final minute was a single free throw. Caves and Works each finished with 11 points, while Jacob Vacco had nine points and Pento got eight points. Monte Johnson (20 points) and Mykell Kaigler (19 points) paced Ludden.As for C-NS, its battle with RFA went back and forth all night. Brian Bonin (11 points) and Jerrod Hills (10 points) both hit double figures in the first half to keep the Northstars close, though it trailed 39-32 at the break.Then the third quarter belonged to C-NS as it outscored the Black Knights 26-8, the surge capped by a Brayden McLean layup that made it 58-47 going to the final period.Somehow, RFA made up that margin and, in the final two minutes, moved out in front, Hunter Frisch putting in the go-ahead basket, and ultimately using free throws to extend its margin.Bonin still had 28 points and eight rebounds, while Sennett had 15 points and 12 rebounds. McLean got 10 points as Damien Call led the Black Knights with 26 points, helped by Andrew Recco (18 points) and Jordan Baldwin (15 points).Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story A season full of games away from its home base was daunting enough for the Liverpool boys basketball. The prospect of an 0-2 start, and yet another big lead squandered to one of its big rivals in a high-profile setting was far worse to ponder.The Warriors just avoided that fate in Saturday night’s nightcap of the Peppino’s Invitational at Onondaga Community College’s Allyn Hall, hanging on to defeat Cicero-North Syracuse 59-56 just 24 hours after its season opened with a 54-50 loss to Bishop Ludden.C-NS had also dropped its opener, squandering a fourth-quarter lead to Rome Free Academy in an 82-74 defeat, and was just as determined to avoid back-to-back losses as this rivalry renewed itself on the OCC floor Liverpool will use as its home court while its gymnasium is rebuilt. Tags: boys basketballC-NSliverpool The Warriors never trailed after the game’s first two minutes. Jacob Works led them early, pouring in 15 of his 19 points in the first half as Liverpool steadily built a 33-19 margin.Still down 36-23 at the break, C-NS began to battle back in the third quarter, and fans on both sides pondered the notion that the basketball Northstars would do what its football counterparts did to Liverpool a month earlier in the Section III Class AA semifinals – namely, make a large comeback and gain an unlikely victory.The tension only grew in the fourth quarter as both teams went more than three minutes without a point, the score stuck at 50-44. Even though its field-goal drought continued, the Northstars used free throws to cut the margin in half, to 50-47, with nearly two minutes to play.
The European Union is currently facing a severe debt crisis exacerbated by ugly political infighting — a topic he did not shy away from.Biedermann, however, thinks the negativity surrounding the European Union hides the positive impact it has had on the world up to this point, telling stories of his grandfather who grew up in a very different Europe than the one today.“My grandfather … grew up in a [Germany] that was very much influenced by nationalism [and] in school, he was taught that France was an eternal foe,” Biedermann said. “‘The French are our eternal foe. We are better than them,’ he was told.”Up to that point, Biedermann said Germany had only achieved unification by waging wars on neighbors.“If you look at European history, [Germany has] had one war after the other,” he said.After World War II, however, the majority of European countries agreed that the violence had to end — one reason the European Union was born. Though Biedermann said the EU is not perfect, he said it has transformed Europe into a completely different entity than what it was when Biedermann’s grandfather was growing up.“If you look at my grandfather, within his lifetime there were two wars against France. But at the end of his life the borders between Germany and France have completely disappeared,” Biedermann said. “I would call that a miracle.”Biedermann also pointed to the impending admission of Croatia to the EU as a sign of good things to come.According to Biedermann, much of the negative press about the European Union has to do with a lack of perspective from the younger generation.“The new generation … doesn’t know the price we have paid to get rid of borders. … The generations that went to war know how important it is to have the European Union,” Biedermann said.Still, Biedermann said the EU is still a work in progress that will have to deal with many upcoming challenges, including the reemergence of nationalist thinking among certain European communities.“We have to be very vigilant so that we don’t fall back into the old nationalist ideas we had before,” Biedermann said. Stefan Biedermann, a deputy consul at Germany’s Los Angeles Consulate, voiced his personal opinions on the history and current state of the European Union during a conversation Wednesday in the Social Sciences Building.The event, sponsored by the School of International Relations and the International Relations Undergraduate Association, featured Biedermann, a native of Bavaria who has served as a diplomat for 19 years, as the main speaker. Biedermann offered students a rare inside look at the world of international politics.Analysis · Deputy German Consul Stefan Biedermann delved into the politics of the European Union at an event on Wednesday. – Priyanka Patel | Daily Trojan
LOS ANGELES — Steven Dunbar Jr. and Max McCaffrey will make their 49ers debuts today for a wide receiver corps that’s been ravaged by injuries all season.The 49ers starting wide receivers against the Rams are expected to be Kendrick Bourne, Trent Taylor and/or Richie James Jr. Both Dunbar (No. 19) and McCaffrey (No. 14) got promoted from the practice squad last week.The No. 1 target for Nick Mullens, however, is likely tight end George Kittle, who has 1,228 yards and is 100 shy of Rob …