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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

Durban, Port-of-Spain handed warnings by the ICC

first_img(ESPNCRICINFO) – The ICC has handed official warnings under its pitch and outfield monitoring process to Kingsmead in Durban and the Queen’s Park Oval in Port-of-Spain. Kingsmead hosted the first Test between South Africa and New Zealand from August 19 to 23, and the Queen’s Park Oval the fourth Test between West Indies and India from August 18 to 22. Both matches were heavily curtailed because of outfield conditions.Andy Pycroft and Ranjan Madugalle, the match referees for the two Tests, both rated the outfields “poor” in their official reports.Madugalle and Geoff Allardice, the ICC’s general manager, reviewed CSA’s response to the “poor” rating, while Allardice and match referee David Boon reviewed WICB’s response.Since this was the first occasion either ground had received a “poor” rating, the grounds stood to receive either a warning or a fine not exceeding US$15 000, along with “a directive for appropriate corrective action”.“The sanctions take into account Durban and Port of Spain venues’ history of producing good conditions for international cricket and commitment by both the boards to take appropriate steps to ensure similar events are not repeated in future,” an ICC release said.In all, 11 sessions out of 15 were lost to a wet and soft outfield at Kingsmead. Only 22 overs of play were possible in the Port-of-Spain Test, with no play at all on days two, three, four and five despite largely sunny weather.last_img read more

Kilfeacle and District win local derby

first_imgThe full time score was Kilfeacle and District 46 Thurles 20.The scoreline belies the efforts of Thurles, who really put it up the Kilfeacle men, but they just couldn’t convert their dominance into points. Cashel were away to Castleisland and beat them by 23 points to 8. Fethard have beaten Ennis in their first ever appearance in the Munster Junior Cup. The full time score was Fethard 18 Ennis 15. And Newcastle West beat North Tipp side Nenagh Ormond. The full time score was Newcastlewest 39 – Nenagh Ormond 19. There were plenty of Tipp clubs in action in the first round of the Munster Junior Cup.One of the games saw two Tipp sides coming up against each other. Kilfeacle and District played host to Thurles.last_img read more