A Middlesex woman with an extensive background in marketing and brand management will be the new chief marketing officer for the State of Vermont. Kathy Murphy, currently the director of marketing for the Vermont Ski Areas Association, will join the state Agency of Commerce and Community Development this month as the new chief marketing officer. Murphy will assist various state agencies with marketing campaigns and oversee the process of updating the Vermont Brand. ‘Kathy brings 25 years of marketing experience and a comprehensive understanding of the Vermont Brand,’ said Agency of Commerce of Community Development Secretary Lawrence Miller. ‘As the public and private sector work together to explore new ways to market Vermont, Kathy will provide valuable insight, guidance and leadership.’ Prior to her role at the Vermont Ski Areas Association, Murphy was the brand director and general manager of Tubbs Snowshoes for 18 years. Prior to that, she worked at Jager DiPaola Kemp Design, Paul Kaza Associates and Stowe Mountain Resort. ‘The economic, agricultural and cultural transformation of Vermont continues, and a vision of a mutually reinforcing relationship between tradition and progress is more critical than ever,’ Murphy said. ‘It’s my belief that a fresh, free-thinking, collaborative and consistent approach is necessary to meeting the challenges and opportunities of marketing Vermont today and in the future.’ Murphy replaces Christine Werneke, who has taken a position with the Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties.
The United Nations and Britain said Wednesday they would co-host a global climate summit on December 12, the fifth anniversary of the landmark Paris Agreement.The announcement came days after Chinese President Xi Jinping told the UN that the world’s largest greenhouse gas polluter would peak emissions in 2030 and attempt to go carbon neutral by 2060, a move hailed by environmentalists.”We have champions and solutions all around us, in every city, corporation and country,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. “But the climate emergency is fully upon us, and we have no time to waste. The answer to our existential crisis is swift, decisive, scaled up action and solidarity among nations.”Guterres and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson were to address the issue at a climate roundtable meeting on Thursday.Johnson, who will speak via video link, was expected to say: “As the world continues to deal with coronavirus we must look ahead to how we will rebuild, and how we can seize the opportunity to build back better.”The UK will lead by example, keeping the environment on the global agenda and serving as a launch pad for a global green industrial revolution,” he was to say, according to a government statement. The world remains off-track to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, which scientists say is crucial to prevent runaway warming that would leave vast swathes of the planet inhospitable to life.Guterres and Johnson will convene “global leaders… to rally much greater climate action and ambition,” the statement said.National governments will be invited to present more ambitious and high-quality climate plans at the summit, which would involve government leaders, as well as the private sector and civil society.According to the UN, the December 12 summit is intended to increase momentum ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) to be held in Glasgow in November 2021.Recent data shows greenhouse gas concentrations reaching record levels, worsening extreme events including unprecedented wildfires, hurricanes, droughts and floods. Topics :
He said the Palace is confident on the capability of the security forces in maintaining the peace and security of Mindanao sans martial law. “The people of Mindanao are assured that any incipient major threat in the region would be nipped in the bud,” Panelo added. It has since been in effect after Congress, in special joint sessions, voted to approve its extension thrice — from July 1 to Dec. 31, 2017; from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2018; and from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2019./PN “The decision of the President showed how he responds to the situation on the ground despite the suppositions of the vocal minority on the proclamation of martial law in Mindanao,” he also said. Duterte came up with a decision after holding a joint command conference with military and police officials earlier this week, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte will no longer extend martial law in Mindanao upon its expiration on Dec. 31, Malacañang said. President Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao on May 23, 2017 following attacks launched by the Islamic State-linked Maute Group in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. “The President made the decision following the assessment of his security and defense advisers of the weakening of the terrorist and extremist rebellion, a result of the capture or neutralization of their leaders, as well as the decrease in the crime index, among the factors considered,” Panelo added.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the death of a mother who was found dead inside of her home.The woman identified as 34-year-old Carolyn Espinosa, was found just before 4:00 pm Wednesday at her home in the area of South Post Road and San Simeon Circle.Not much is known about the case at this time, however, authorities did report that they believe Espinosa was murdered and that they have identified a suspect but do not have anyone in custody at this time.Espinosa leaves behind a 12-year-old son, a seven-year-old son, and a third-year-old daughter.Her family has since created a Gofundme page to fund the family’s expenses. If you have any information on this homicide, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.