Robert Skiff named interim director of Shelburne Museum

first_imgShelburne Museum, Inc.,Shelburne Museum has named an interim director, Board Chairman James Pizzagalli announced. Robert Skiff, Sr., member of the museum’s board of trustees and former president of Champlain College, will assume interim director duties on March 15 and will serve until a permanent replacement for director Stephan Jost is hired. Jost is stepping down after five years as director at Shelburne to become director of Honolulu Academy of Arts in Honolulu, Hawaii.Museum trustee Bruce Lisman of Shelburne is heading up the national search for a new director, which is under way.Skiff, of South Burlington, joined the Shelburne Museum board in 2002. He serves as a director of the Merchants Bank and Merchants Bancshares.Skiff was as president of Champlain College from 1977 to 1992 and during that time also served as president of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. From 1993-1996 Skiff was a Presidential Fellow at the University of Vermont. He was a founder of the Vermont Commons School in South Burlington.About Shelburne Museum: Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vt. is one of North America’s finest, most diverse and unconventional museums of art, design and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the grounds. The museum’s collection includes works by the great Impressionists Monet, Manet and Degas as well as a prized collection of folk art including trade signs, weathervanes and quilts.SHELBURNE, Vt. (February 16, 2011) Shelburne Museum# # #last_img read more

Gardaí suspect lorry fire started maliciously

first_imgA lorry fire in Lifford last week was believed to have been started maliciously, according to Gardaí.The incident happened on the 23rd of May when gardaí and fire services received a report of a lorry on fire at Aughawee, Lifford at around 10.30 pm.It is believed that the fire was started maliciously and substantial damage was caused to the lorry. The lorry had been parked up and the doors were shut when parked but when the fire was discovered the door was found to be laying open. Gardaí are appealing for information in relation to the criminal damage incident.If anyone has seen anyone or any vehicles in that area that seemed to be out of the ordinary from 9 pm on that date then please contact Letterkenny Gardaí on 074-9167100 or on the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111. Gardaí suspect lorry fire started maliciously was last modified: May 28th, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare 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:Liffordlorry firelast_img read more

Advanced tillage depth and pressure control, TruSet, available on John Deere 2730 Combination Ripper

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest New feature eliminates manual adjustments, improves tillage performanceMaking it easier for customers to perform tillage adjustments with the push of a button, John Deere introduces TruSet. This industry-exclusive technology enables users to independently adjust depth or pressure settings for each operation on their 2730 Combination Ripper from the cab, on-the-go, for maximum agronomic results.“As conditions change throughout the field, operators running the 2730 with TruSet can quickly and efficiently respond to varying soils, compacted areas, heavier residue, and moisture,” says Nathan Kramer, product marketing manager for John Deere. “Making customized adjustments that respond to these agronomic factors help customers maximize their yield potential.”With TruSet, operators can adjust depth settings for their disks, rippers, and closing disks on the 2730 Ripper along with pressure settings for the active hydraulic rolling baskets. These adjustments are made in cab from the GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display that also provides users with real-time data for their actual tillage settings.“In just six seconds, TruSet operators can adjust depth and pressure settings from the cab while continuing to cover acres,” says Kramer. “That’s up to 200 times faster than conventional, manual adjustments with single-point depth control and cylinder stops”Operators no longer have to sacrifice machine performance by deciding to forgo manual adjustments throughout the field. At the touch of a button, TruSet users can quickly respond to changing conditions such as running deeper over end rows or working shallower on hilltops and lighter soils.TruSet’s four memory set points allow operators to save settings for their most common field conditions. Operators can also make adjustments on the display to achieve their desired field finish.According to Kramer, TruSet provides operators with a high level of precision. “With a working tillage width of up to 26 feet on the 2730, consistent tillage performance can be easily obtained from front to back across all four functional areas of this machine.” He adds, “Once the actual set point is validated and configured to the display in the cab, operators are able to make independent adjustments to the disks, rippers, or closing disks with extreme accuracy, up to one-tenth of an inch.”For more information on the TruSet feature with the 2730 Combination Ripper, see your local John Deere dealer or visit www.JohnDeere.com/Ag.last_img read more

Pocari Sweat: Dynasty rising

first_imgLATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games “If Myla decided to shut down for the rest of the conference, we wouldn’t have won the title,” says Ty, who retired as team manager recently. “She just proved that she’s our franchise player.”American import Krystal Rivers, a cancer surivor, proved almost unstoppable in the finals, while Michelle Strizak played solid throughout the tournament. Everyone in coach Rommel Abella’s squad did more than her share to clinch a third straight championship for Pocari Sweat, starting with the Shakey’s V-League Open and Reinforced Conferences last year.“We were in a pretty bad shape at the start of the tournament,” says Ty. “Players were injured probably because we started preparing as early as January. We were in a state of flux.”The level of competition in the PVL had also gone up with teams raring to come up with a creditable showing in the first tournament since the switch from the Shakey’s V-League. “In terms of parity in the lineups, this was one of the most competitive tournaments we played in,” says Ty.Abella also praised Gyzelle Sy and Melissa Gohing in their title run. “They were great all throughout the conference and they held the team together,” he says. “In all the adversities that we faced, they stepped up and provided the leadership the team needed.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments In the end, this turned out to be the toughest and sweetest championship yet for the Lady Warriors, whose move from the Philippine Superliga to the established PVL raised plenty of eyebrows.Nonetheless, the club owned by Federated Distributors Inc. has come a long way from a last-place finish in its debut in the PSL in 2014. That windup by the squad, then known as Mane ’N Tail, proved to be an eye-opener for management which decided to come up with a 15-year plan in an effort to make its mark in the volleyball scene.“Our goal was not just to win championships, but also to supply the national team with players,” says Ty. Three years after the plan was hatched, the Lady Warriors have emerged as one of the most successful clubs in the PVL.The club then known as Philips Gold placed third twice in the PSL, behind the efforts of Pablo, Gohing and Michelle Gumabao, who is no longer with the team. Their three straight titles are a record in the PVL, organized by Sports Vision.“You have to go way back to the time when we were still called Mane ’N Tail and were given just a few hours to decide on having a franchise,” says Ty. “But we didn’t want to be known as a losing team, that’s why we invested in a long-term plan.”The signing of Pablo to a long-term contract was the biggest indication of Pocari’s commitment to winning. “We try to build a team and that has given us an edge because our core is intact and we’ve jelled,” says Ty, reflecting on their success. “We have a family atmosphere. Everyone looks after each other. We have players who at one point were team captains in other clubs. But they’ve set aside egos to work together for a common goal.”As the club looks ahead to the next PVL conference, key pieces will be added to shore up the lineup. But with resilience, toughness and commitment to winning ingrained in the squad’s DNA over the years, there’s no reason to doubt Pocari’s abilities to collect more crowns. And who knows, the next title celebration won’t just be in Boracay.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next While reinforcements later came to beef up the squad, Pablo remained its heart and soul. On their way to the hospital for Pablo’s checkup, team manager Eric Anthony Ty broached the idea of resting her for the entire tournament. She refused.“I can’t just leave the team,” Ty recalls Pablo as saying. “There’s a championship for us to win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe back injury had bothered Pablo right from the start. When the Warriors opened the season with back-to-back defeats, she was also asked to sit out the conference. But there was no way she would miss out on this run.Pablo, who signed a multimillion five-year deal with the club early this year, typified the Lady Warriors’ resilience on their road to the crown at the expense of the BaliPure Water Defenders.center_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors may be frolicking in the sands of Boracay the past few days, but there was a time when things weren’t always fine and rosy. A championship run can have many turning points, and for these women it came early in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Reinforced Conference.Pocari star Myla Pablo slumped on the floor in agony after aggravating the pain in her back after a crucial play. It was only an elimination-round game, but the sight of Pablo in pain had teammates, the coaching staff and fans of the Lady Warriors worrying about the open spiker’s health.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage MOST READ Two Filipinos in ‘Battle of Brisbane: Pacquiao vs Horn’ undercardlast_img read more

Pilot for NIDS in January 2019

first_img The NIDS, which is being facilitated under the National Identification and Registration Bill, will provide a comprehensive and secure structure to enable the capture and storage of identity information for all Jamaicans. Story Highlights Roll-out of the National Identification System (NIDS) is slated to begin with a pilot project in January 2019, focusing on civil servants. Explaining how enrolment in the system will work, Programme Director for NIDS, Warren Vernon, said persons, as prescribed by law, will be required to give their full name, date of birth and biometric information, which includes fingerprints, facial image and a manual signature. Roll-out of the National Identification System (NIDS) is slated to begin with a pilot project in January 2019, focusing on civil servants.This was disclosed by Acting Chief Technical Director in the Office of the Prime Minister, Jacqueline Lynch-Stewart, who noted that it is a deliberate move to use this wide cross section of individuals who would provide “a good feel of how to enrol people islandwide”.“Public-sector employees are also a good reflection of our communities… so we felt it was a (suitable strategy to work with this cohort for the pilot),” Mrs. Lynch-Stewart said during a press conference at Jamaica House on Tuesday (November 14).The NIDS, which is being facilitated under the National Identification and Registration Bill, will provide a comprehensive and secure structure to enable the capture and storage of identity information for all Jamaicans.Under the system, each citizen will be provided with a randomised nine-digit National Identification Number (NIN), which they will have for life.Explaining how enrolment in the system will work, Programme Director for NIDS, Warren Vernon, said persons, as prescribed by law, will be required to give their full name, date of birth and biometric information, which includes fingerprints, facial image and a manual signature.“Upon registration at the registration centre, you will go through a very rigorous assessment or verification process to ensure that the data is… clean and that the content of what we are recording is, in fact, unique to that individual,” he said.The National Identification and Registration Bill was passed in the Senate on Monday (November 13) with 168 amendments, and was returned to the House of Representatives today (November 14) for approval.With anticipated funding of US$68 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Government intends to put the NIDS infrastructure and systems in place over the next 12 months, beginning with the pilot project.This is expected to be followed by the national roll-out in September 2019, over a period of three to four years.The layered roll-out and management of the NIDS will be handled by a new agency, the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA), which will replace the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) and provide more enhanced services.last_img read more

Suso apologises to AC Milan for red card

first_imgSpanish midfielder Suso has apologised for his sending off in AC Milan’s 2-1 win over SPAL on Saturday even though he feels it was “unfair”The former Liverpool player was shown two yellow cards in the final 11 minutes of the at San Siro as Milan ended their five-match winless run.Suso’s sending off means that he will now be suspended for Milan’s Supercoppa clash against Juventus on January 16 once the Italian winter break ends.“I’m sorry. For my club, for my teammates, for my fans, for my coach. For myself,” Suso wrote on Instagram.“[It was] a red card that was perhaps avoidable and, in my opinion, quite unfair.“Certainly no-one will give me back the chance to play and help my team in the Supercoppa against Juventus.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“As for everything else… [it was] an excellent three points, [I’m] happy for Gonzalo Higuain and his goal.“The Champions League is there at our fingertips. Happy New Year and Happy 2019, which will start with so much anger on my part, however!”Andrea Petagna had given SPAL an early lead in the 13th-minute before Samu Castillejo ended Milan’s four-match goalless streak with an equaliser three minutes later.Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain then scored the winner in the second half for his sixth Serie A goal of the season.The Rossoneri end 2018 in fifth-place in the Serie A and 22 points behind their next opponents and league leaders Juventus.last_img read more