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Pat Moulton leaving Vermont Labor Dept for Vermont Chamber

first_imgPat Moulton Powden is leaving state government to join the Vermont Chamber of Commerce as vice president of public affairs.  Moulton Powden is currently the Commissioner of the Department of Labor and was previously the Chair of the Environmental Board. Deputy Labor Commissioner Valerie Rickert has been appointed by Governor Douglas to take over. Moulton Powden will be starting with the Vermont Chamber on July 19.”Her experience in unemployment insurance, workers compensation, environmental permitting and economic development will be an undisputable asset to our members,” said Betsy Bishop, President Vermont Chamber of Commerce. “Her expertise has earned her the respect of many legislators, regardless of party and it is my goal for her to elevate the Vermont Chamber’s presence and influence in the government and regulatory arenas.” It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Vermont as Commissioner at the Department of Labor, Moulton Powden said in a statement. It s been a privilege to work together with my colleagues in the Administration and the Legislature to achieve the Governor s goals of comprehensive unemployment insurance reform that will restore balance to the trust fund, while maintaining benefits for the unemployed.  I am so proud of this Administration s work – from implementing many new workforce development initiatives to making changes to workers comp and workplace safety that have benefited Vermont employers and workers.Governor Douglas said: I want to thank Pat for her tremendous leadership at the Department of Labor, as well as for her years of dedicated service to the people of Vermont in her current role and, previously, as the Chair of the Environmental Board. The members of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce are incredibly lucky to have Pat leading their government affairs team.  She will bring her expertise in economic development, unemployment insurance, workers compensation and environmental permitting to her new role.Prior to her current role, Moulton Powden led Regional Development Corporations in Springfield, St Johnsbury, Bennington, and greater Windsor county.  She was also appointed by both Governor Dean and Governor Snelling to lead the Department of Economic Development. Her legendary father, Al Moulton, was secretary of the agency (now the Agency of Commerce) under both Governor Snelling and Governor Kunin.Rickert has served in numerous positions in the Department of Labor for the past 25 years.  Prior to her current role as Deputy Commissioner, she served as Director of Unemployment Insurance and Wages overseeing all unemployment benefits, tax payments and enforcement of Vermont wage and hour law. Val is a strong leader and was instrumental in forging a compromise this year on the unemployment insurance trust fund issue, said the Governor. I am confident that she will do an excellent job and ensure a smooth transition at the Department. I am honored by this appointment, and I look forward to leading the Department of Labor team, said Rickert. I intend to build on the strong foundation here at the Department that Commissioner Moulton Powden has established, balancing the needs of both the labor force and employers in the key areas of workforce training, workers compensation and unemployment insurance.Moulton Powden and her husband Tim Powden reside in South Londonderry. Rickert lives in Barre Town.Source: Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Governor’s office. 6.23.2010last_img read more

HOLLENDORFER’S SILVER ASSAULT HEADS COMPETITIVE FIELD OF 2-YEAR-OLDS IN $125,000 SANTA ANITA JUVENILE AT 5 ½ FURLONGS ON SATURDAY

first_imgSILVER ASSAULT: Breaking from the far outside, this Kentucky-bred colt by the Distorted Humor stallion Maclean’s Music zipped to the lead in his debut June 25 and was an impressive gate to wire winner among a field of 10 here on June 25. Owned by Harvey Clarke and Paul Braverman, Silver Assault is headquartered with Hollendorfer at Santa Anita and looks like the post time favorite. Rebel War–Tiago Pereira–118Green With Eddie–Flavien Prat–122Secret House–Rafael Bejarano–122Silver Assault–Martin Garcia–122Right Hand Man–Stewart Elliot–122California Diamond–Edwin Maldonado–122First post time on Saturday is at 1:30 p.m. Admission gates will open at 11:30 a.m. For scratches, changes and morning line information, please visit santaanita.com. ARCADIA, Calif. (July 6, 2016)–An impressive first-out maiden winner going five furlongs, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Silver Assault heads a competitive field of six 2-year-olds going 5 ½ furlongs in Saturday’s $125,000 Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes. Silver Assault’s primary competition would appear to be a pair of Doug O’Neill trainees, Secret House and California-bred Green With Eddie.Originally run at Hollywood Park in 1938 as the Hollywood Juvenile, the Santa Anita Juvenile will be run for the third consecutive year at The Great Race Place and for the 77th time in its rich history on Saturday. GREEN WITH EDDIE: Owned and bred in California by Paul and Zillah Reddam’s Reddam Racing, LLC, this bay colt by the red-hot sire Square Eddie was ultra-impressive in breaking his maiden versus six rivals by 3 ½ lengths here in a 4 ½ furlong test for state-breds on June 3 at odds of 3-5. Although he debuted in restricted company, his sizzling final time of 51.40 contributed to an outstanding Beyer Speed figure of 73 and a berth in Saturday’s Juvenile.center_img THE $125,000 SANTA ANITA JUVENILE IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 8 (of 9)                                                                                                       Approximate post time 5 p.m. PDT SECRET HOUSE: In a visually impressive debut of his own, this Kentucky-bred colt by Tiznow fairly toyed with four rivals as he skipped to a 3 ¾ length win going 4 ½ furlongs in 52 flat on May 27. Owned by Head of Plains Partners, LLC and Sheep Pond Partners, Secret House won in virtual gate to wire fashion and appeared full of run at the wire and galloping out into the Club House turn. He should appreciate the extra furlong and could be the horse to beat.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: McGONIGLE TAKES OVER BUNCRANA MINORS AFTER STINT WITH McGUINNESS

first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes for Week Ending Sunday 11th January 2015New Year, New Season.It’s hard to believe but here we are again at the start of a new season. Club activities are slowly but surely gearing up again to meet the challenges of 2015 and we are hoping that the Club will not just repeat but better the successes of last year. We can only do this with the support and hard work of our members and the local community so here’s hoping that you’re not behind the bush when the call goes out for help. Club membership is now due and this is as good a time as any to point out that only adult membership entitles you to apply for All Ireland final tickets allocated to the Club – obviously we’re being optimistic that new Donegal manager Rory Gallagher will work his magic to achieve another final appearance for our County this year!The Club would be really happy to see more new faces getting involved with us this year as coaches, managers, fund-raisers, activity-organisers or whatever. This is an open invitation for anyone out there with an hour or two to spare to help us in our work to make Buncrana and surrounds a better place for all our community.It should go without saying that everyone involved with the Club does so in their spare time for no personal gain other than to see our Club achieve success on the field and in Scor, our kids participate in healthy pursuits that develop them as sound individuals and our community become a better place for all. That is payment enough.Every cent the Club earns from raffles, draws, Lotto’s, concerts, or whatever goes directly to pay for the continued running of the Clubs activities, development and upkeep of our facilities and keeping our growing number of teams in all codes, all ages and all genders on the road. Anyone who thinks different is welcome to spend a bit of time with us to learn the truth. We are making particular efforts this year to reach out to our distant sons, daughters and family who had to emigrate for work – no matter how far away they can still play their part in the continuing development of our Club by taking out membership, buying Lotto’s and more, all via our website and social media platform.2015 – Bring it on!!Minor FootballersFresh from helping Jim McGuinness and the Donegal Senior Footballers to the Ulster Title and All Ireland Football Final Paul McGonigle has taken over the reins of the Club’s Minor (under 18) Gaelic Footballers. Strength and Conditioning sessions have already commenced at O’Flaherty’s Fitness and Oisin will be assisted by David McLaughlin (Donegal GAA/Leitrim GAA), Joe Gallanagh (Ulster Rugby/Munster Rugby/Wigan Athletic/Wigan Warriors/Donegal GAA). This is a great opportunity for our young men to train with the best coaches and Paul is extending an open invitation to all players turning 16,17 or 18 in 2015 to take part with beginners particularly welcome. For further information contact Paul 086 8116983 or email paul@paulmcgonigle.comThe next Strength and Conditioning session takes place on Wednesday, 14th January, at 7.20am for beginners onward, born between 1997-99. Scór SinsirWhy let the kids have all the fun?? The Club would like to build on our great success in Scor na nOg over recent years by entering the senior/adult competition, Scor Sinsir.There are eight events/disciplines in Scór that cover all aspects of Irish culture: Figure/Céilí Dancing, Solo Singing, Instrumental Music, Recitation/Scéalaíocht, Ballad Group, Leiriú (Drama), Question Time and S…et Dancing. Scor Sinsir is for those aged over 17.The competition is organised on a divisional/county/provincial and all-Ireland basis similar to football and hurling competitions.With Buncrana now successfully competing at Scor na n-Óg (Under 17s) it would be great if we could get the adults involved in the senior competition. The divisional rounds are on the 30th and 31st January and we would need to let the Scor County Committee know on Monday 12th if we’re going to take part. Any budding talent out there interested in taking part should contact Sinead on 086 803 3884. Donegal GAA YearbookDonegal GAA Year Book is available now. This is a good read and amazing to see how much the club achieved in 2014 – here’s hoping we do as well or better in 2015. For your copy contact Grainne on 0864650200.CondolencesSincere condolences to our Clubman and U6 Football Manager Jim Gillen and his family on the death of his mother Margaret (86) on St Stephens Day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.Underage NewsWe’re getting back into the swing of things again for 2015 gradually but surely. These are the training times confirmed so far….FootballU6 Friday evening 6.30 – 7.30U8 Boys Friday evening 7.30 – 8.30U8 & U10 Girls Saturdays 10.30 – 11.30HurlingU8 & U10 Sunday 11amU12 Mondays 6.30 – 7.30All training takes part indoors at Crana College so no excuses about bad weather! All past members welcome but we will be particularly happy to see loads of new faces. Come along and meet your friends, make new ones, get fit and healthy and play your national games.Club WebsiteCheck out the updated Club website – buncranagaa.com where we’re doing a bit of revamping. Any good photos you have that we could upload would be much appreciated, email them to buncrana.pro@gmail.com. Any suggestions or comments about the site much appreciated but keep them clean!You can renew your annual membership there too – and you don’t even have to be in Buncrana! Membership now open worldwide…make it your New Year resolution to take out membership of your local GAA club and help us in our role to help our community.GAA National DrawThe Club is participating in the GAA National Draw – There are fantastic prizes, including a trip for two to New York, a €1,000 shopping voucher, not to mention a trip next year with the All Stars and various corporate packages for the All-Ireland’s 2015!You can enter the draw online at www.buncranagaa.com/national-club-draw-2015/. Please enter and help to raise funds that are totally used to aid the development of Buncrana’s young people and to make our community better for everyone.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us onwww.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa@buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com.GAA NEWS: McGONIGLE TAKES OVER BUNCRANA MINORS AFTER STINT WITH McGUINNESS was last modified: January 12th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Buncrana GAA notesdonegallast_img read more