Sierra House receives $1,000 donation from Northfield Savings Bank

first_imgSierra House/Washington County Mental Health has received a $1,000 donation from Northfield Savings Bank for their transitional program. Sierra House is a Montpelier based non-profit supporting and advocating inclusion of all persons into our community, and actively encourages self-determination and recovery by serving individuals and families coping with mental health and developmental related challenges.About Northfield Savings Bank Northfield Savings Bank was founded in 1867 by a group of area citizens, and with assets of $588 million, is now one of Vermont’s largest providers of residential mortgages and commercial loans. Northfield was the first savings bank in Vermont to provide checking services, computerized statements and ATM’s, and remains a leader in combining sophisticated financial services with personalized customer service. NSB is also known for its role as a corporate citizen, proudly donating 10 percent of profits to Vermont community organizations. NSB has contributed more than $4.5 million over the last 10 years. An independent community bank, NSB employs approximately 143 people and operates 13 branches throughout Central Vermont and Chittenden County. Member FDIC.Photo caption: (C) Marcy Couillard, Program Coordinator and (R) Emily Wilder, Peer Mentor/Social Support Specialist for Sierra House, receive a $1,000 check from (L) Debbie Kerin, Northfield Savings Bank’s – Montpelier Branch Manager.Source: NSB. Montpelier, VT October 14, 2009last_img read more

Outdoor Updates: Hiker Killed in 500-Foot Fall While Climbing Half Dome at Yosemite

first_imgRiding the Future: 3D-Printed Saddle Dare and Currituck counties were staging re-entries for residents and visitors further north on the Outer Banks, which were subject to a mandatory evacuation order ahead of the storm’s arrival. Each year, park rangers install cables along the Half Dome hiking trail to assist park goers who scale the 8,800-foot canyon and encourage hikers to follow marked paths for conservation and safety purposes. The company has partnered with the 3D-printing company Carbon, which “prints” the material into form out of a pool of liquid resin by using its trademarked Carbon Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS™) technology. 29-year-old Danielle Burnett plummeted more than 500 feet to her death after slipping off a steep trail at Yosemite National Park, authorities said. Burnett was scaling the granite cliffs of Half Dome on Thursday when she slid off the trail and fell from one of the steepest sections. She was declared dead when park rangers arrived on scene. Authorities are still investigating her death. Residents of Ocracoke Island on the North Carolina Outer Banks are Still Recovering from Hurricane Dorian. center_img Hyde County spokesman Donnie Shumate said that the assessment of damage is still underway and there is still no power or any sense of when it could be restored. About 800 people remained on the island to wait out Dorian, which made landfall Friday morning over the Outer Banks and swamped Ocracoke with floodwaters. No deaths or injuries were reported, but residents say the damage is by far the worst they’ve ever seen. Ferry access to the area was limited to authorities and supply crews on Sunday as it was still under an evacuation order and people continued work on what’s expected to be an extensive recovery effort. A staging area was set up at the fire station where people could get supplies such as food, water, and cleaning supplies. The Salvation Army and the county were serving meals along with counseling services. Hiker Killed in 500-Foot Fall While Climbing Half Dome at Yosemite Fizik reveals the Antares Versus Evo 00 Adaptive saddle, or as they like to call it, the “future of performance racing saddles with Adaptive.” The saddle uses 3D-printed material for its cushion, which allows Fizik to control the placement and density of the saddle’s cushioning with “precision down to the millimeter.”last_img read more

The “no difference” theory is dead

first_imgMetcatorNet 9 February 2015Fresh research has just tossed a grenade into the incendiary issue of same-sex parenting. Writing in the British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science, a peer-reviewed journal, American sociologist Paul Sullins concludes that children’s “Emotional problems [are] over twice as prevalent for children with same-sex parents than for children with opposite-sex parents”.He says confidently: “it is no longer accurate to claim that no study has found children in same-sex families to be disadvantaged relative to those in opposite-sex families.” This defiant rebuttal of the “no difference” hypothesis is sure to stir up a hornet’s next as the Supreme Court prepares to trawl through arguments for and against same-sex marriage. It will be impossible for critics to ignore it, as it is based on more data than any previous study — 512 children with same-sex parents drawn from the US National Health Interview Survey.The emotional problems included misbehaviour, worrying, depression, poor relationships with peers and inability to concentrate. After crunching the numbers, Sullins found opposite-sex parents provided a better environment. “Biological parentage uniquely and powerfully distinguishes child outcomes between children with opposite-sex parents and those with same-sex parents,” he writes.…Until recently nearly all studies of same-sex parenting were very small. In a survey of 49 studies in 2010, one researcher found that their mean sample size was only 39 children. Only four of these were random samples; the others had been selected by contacting gay and lesbian groups. An ambitious 2012 study by Mark Regnerus, of the University of Texas at Austin, identified only 39 young adults who had lived with a same-sex couple for more than three years out of 2,988 cases.http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/the_no_difference_theory_is_dead#commentslast_img read more

Lee Westwood aims for 10th Ryder Cup appearance

first_imgThe circumstances are not ideal, but Lee Westwood hopes returning to the European Tour can reinvigorate his game and secure a 10th consecutive Ryder Cup appearance next year. “There’s different things going on, but gradually I’m trying to sort everything out.” As for the Ryder Cup, Westwood would love to make it 10 in a row as a player at Hazeltine next year, but with good friend Darren Clarke the European captain, he is certain to be involved in some capacity. ” I played the last nine so I obviously would like to keep going,” added Westwood, who needed a wild card from Paul McGinley for last year’s win at Gleneagles. “I enjoy playing in them. They probably give you the biggest buzz of any golf tournament that we play. You get more nerves and bigger thrill from the Ryder Cup than you do any other tournament. “I always like to be involved as a player and coming back to Europe might give me a better chance of doing that. If I’m not involved as a player, I’d like be involved in the backroom at some level. I’d like to help Darren out with the other stuff, with a view to obviously be a captain at some point during the next few years.” “I’ve dropped a lot in the world rankings this year, so I need to address that and play well and get myself in the top 50 so I’m in all the events over in the States,” Westwood said ahead of this week’s British Masters at Woburn. “But I’ll play predominately the European Tour for personal reasons so I can be where I need to be. “Li ving in the States, my game didn’t really sort of move in the direction I wanted it to, but obviously that’s not the reason I’m doing all this. I’ve always had priorities in life. I’ve always said that golf is not my main priority, but obviously the kids are.” Westwood first reached world number one in October 2010, ending the record 281-week spell of Tiger Woods, and enjoyed a second spell at the top of rankings the following April. And although Westwood admits golf does not mean as much to him as it did five or 10 years ago, he insists he can get back to the upper echelons of the game. “I don’t see any reason why not,” Westwood added. “Get my ducks in a row and I can focus on golf again. There’s no sort of magic wand you can ever wave. You just have to go back to basics and do the drills and do the work, the hard work on the range that makes you hit it straight and close. “I ‘m prepared to work hard. I’m in pretty good shape. I’ve got 42-year-old niggles but the back is still in good shape and knees and hips and shoulders are all good. It’s just down to hard work, really. “Unfortunately this year I’ve not really had time or been able to put into it, so it’s no surprise that the game has suffered a little bit. We know how mental the game of golf is, as well, so mentally a lot has been going on which has affected me in the head. Press Association Westwood has given up his PGA Tour membership as he goes through a divorce from his wife of 16 years Laurae, moving back to the UK from their home in Florida to be close to their two children. The 42-year-old won the Indonesian Masters in April but has slipped down the world rankings to his current position of 44th, with a place in the top 50 vital to secure entry to majors and World Golf Championship events next season. last_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Olympics viewing question

first_img Loading …Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. How much of the Olympics are you watching? As much as I can. When I have the time. Very little. Not at all. View Results Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 209 weeks ago Only the out-takes, crashes, or broken bone videos. Report Reply 0 replies · active 209 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Warriors let minority owner who shoved Kyle Lowry in NBA Finals return to executive role

first_imgThe Warriors will allow the minority owner who shoved and berated Raptors guard Kyle Lowry in the 2019 NBA Finals to return to his full role after serving a one-year suspension and paying a $500,000 fine.Mark Stevens went after Lowry in Game 3 of the series after Lowry tumbled into the Oracle Arena crowd pursuing a loose ball. Stevens owns about 2 to 10 percent of the team, according to The Athletic. View this post on Instagram The incident led to calls for Stevens to be forced out of his role and prompted sharp criticism from around the NBA. Lowry said he was in favor of a ban.”A guy like that, showing his true class, he shouldn’t be a part of our league,” Lowry told reporters. “There’s just no place for that.”MORE: What UFC’s pandemic success means for NBA returnLeBron James on Instagram wrote there was “absolutely no place in our BEAUTIFUL game for that AT ALL.” Even Warriors players were unflinching in their assessments of Stevens.”In a situation where (players) are essentially helpless, you’re always going to be vulnerable,” Draymond Green said. “Definitely not something you want out of someone in the ownership group.”center_img 🗣There’s absolutely no place in our BEAUTIFUL game for that AT ALL. There’s so many issues here. When you sit courtside you absolutely know what comes with being on the floor and if you don’t know it’s on the back on the ticket itself that states the guidelines. But he himself being a fan but more importantly PART-OWNER of the Warriors knew exactly what he was doing which was so uncalled for. He knew the rules more than just the average person sitting watching the game courtside so for that Something needs to be done ASAP! A swift action for his actions. Just think to yourself, what if @kyle_lowry7 would have reacted and put his hands back on him. You guys would be going CRAZY!! Calling for him to damn near be put in jail let alone being suspended for the rest of the Finals all because he was protected himself. I’ve been quite throughout the whole NBA playoffs watching every game (haven’t missed one) but after I saw what I saw last night, took time to let it manifest into my thinking 🧢 I couldn’t and wouldn’t be quiet on this! #ProtectThePlayers #PrivilegeAintWelcomeHereA post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Jun 6, 2019 at 9:42am PDTStevens apologized through a statement shortly after Game 3, writing, “the behavior I demonstrated last night does not reflect the person I am or have been throughout my life.”Golden State has apparently taken his word for it and not considered his actions disqualifying for a key organizational figure.Stevens won’t be allowed at Chase Center if the 2019-20 season resumes, as his suspension applies through the completion of the campaign, but he will be permitted to return for the 2020-21 season.last_img read more