TagsTransfersAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: The winger Liverpool boss Klopp wanted ahead of Salahby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wanted to sign another winger ahead of Mohamed Salah last year, it has been revealed.The Times says Klopp originally wanted to sign Bayer Leverkusen youngster Julian Brandt ahead of Salah.Liverpool completed the signing of Salah last summer for around £36million from Serie A giants Roma.In his debut term he went on to score 44 goals in 52 appearances – and won a Puskas Award for his splendid effort against Everton.However, it has since been reported that Salah was not even Klopp’s preferred choice of target.Klopp was very keen on Bayer Leverkusen youngster Brandt. The Germany star has impressed over the past couple of seasons and has attracted the attention of several top European clubs.
- Dan Feeney honored by Alzheimer’s Association, helped raise over $500,000
Vermont Business Magazine Close to 400 Chittenden County business and community leaders gathered on Thursday, April 28th, for the Alzheimer’s Association’s 7th Annual Reason to Hope Dinner at the Hilton Burlington. Over the past five years, Dan Feeney, President of North Star Leasing and Co-Owner of Armistead Senior Care, has served as a lead organizer of the Reason to Hope Dinner planning committee and has helped to raise over $500,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. In recognition of his myriad contributions to the health and well-being of the greater Burlington community, the Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter, presented Dan Feeney with the 2016 Community Leadership and Activist Award. Hosted by Honorary Co-Chairs, Andrea and Jim Crook, and Event Chair, Sarah Muyskens, the 2016 Reason to Hope Dinner raised over $143,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The evening’s program included videotaped remarks from Vermont Senior Senator Patrick Leahy. “There are over 12,000 Vermonters living with Alzheimer’s” stated Sen. Leahy. “In a state like California, that’s not a big deal. In a state like Vermont, it is a very big deal.” Dan Feeney and Family, left, and with Tim Holvorson. Alzheimer’s Association photos.Emceed by Tim Halvorson, along with congratulatory remarks from Linda Norris of Norris Consulting, Mark Redmond of Spectrum Youth & Family Services, and Sarah Muyskens, Community Volunteer and Event Chair, the evening’s tribute ran the gamut from a fun-loving roast of Dan Feeney to heart-warming tribute to his family and his many civic and charitable endeavors. “Many of us…your neighbors, your coworkers and extended family are probably dealing with someone suffering from Alzheimer’s and the slow decline of losing a loved one” wrote Dan Feeney. “Extend a hand to help them traverse this time in their lives for it will make you appreciate your health and well-being.” Alexandra “Alex” Magiera, a member of the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Junior Board, was the evening’s featured Mission Speaker. Alex was only 15 years old when her mother, then age 50, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Speaking with humor and compassion about her mother’s journey with the disease, Alex relayed that as a teenager she wondered “how do I tell my friends that my mom can’t remember my name much less how to complete basic tasks?” Her mother passed away from the disease at the age of 60, a mere 10 years after receiving her Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Alex’s goal is to change the perception that Alzheimer’s is not a disease that only impacts “old people” but instead affects the entire family. As a tireless advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association, she is guided by a firm belief that research, education and advocacy will lead to a cure for Alzheimer’s. The Reason to Hope program concluded with brief, inspirational statements during the closing spotlight ceremony. Alzheimer’s Association friends, advocates and volunteers including Amanda Wilson, Louis Godin, Kate Quinn,Tom Swartwout and Alex Magiera spoke poignantly about their connections to Alzheimer’s disease – as a caregiver, son, granddaughter, spouse and advocate –concluding with a personal pledge of “the end of Alzheimer’s begins with me.” Net proceeds from the Reason to Hope Dinner fund crucial programs and services to help Vermonters living with dementia, as well as expand advocacy efforts to assure a coordinated effort on both the national and state level and significantly expand cutting-edge research worldwide. Jessie and Margi Swett of Vermont Trophy & EngravingThe Alzheimer’s Association gratefully acknowledges the generous organizations contributing to the success of the 2016 Reason to Hope including event sponsor, North Star Leasing Company; platinum sponsors Armistead Senior Care and People’s United Bank; gold sponsors the Bergeron Family Foundation, FreePressMedia, National Life Group, plus Liz & Chuck Delauriers, Triad & Hawke; silver sponsors American Flatbread/Zero Gravity, BioTek Instruments, Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, Burlington Rotary Club, Donahue & Associates and Friends, The Feeney Family, The Norris Family/Aerie Consulting, LLC, Northern Benefits/Nedde Real Estate, Twincraft Skincare, University of Vermont Medical Center – Center on Aging at University of Vermont; plus bronze sponsors The Arbors at Shelburne/Converse Home(link is external), Kate & Scott Baldwin, Andrea & Randy Brock, Bullrock-Deutsche-Eco Solar, The Coates Family, The Attorneys at Downs Rachlin Martin, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Exterus Business Furniture, Friends of Dan Feeney, Home Instead Senior Care/GoodHEALTH Associates, KeyBank, NBT Bank, Northfield Savings Bank/McSoley McCoy & Co., Pomerleau Real Estate, The Residences at Otter Creek, Quarry Hill & Shelburne Bay, The Seaver Family and Wright & Morrisey, Inc. Special thanks are extended to Ben Zakin, Acabay, Inc., Birnn Chocolates(link is external), Chappell’s Florist, Claussen’s Florist, Greenhouse & Perennial Farm, E.B. Strong’s Prime Steakhouse, Hilton Burlington, Queen City Printers, Vermont Trophy & Engraving plus Von Bargen’s Jewelry. About the Alzheimer’s Association The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit www.alz.org(link is external) or call 800.272.3900. About Alzheimer’s Disease in Vermont Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S., and is the only disease in the top 10 in America that cannot be treated, cured or slowed. In Vermont, Alzheimer’s is the fifth-leading cause of death and our state has the fourth-highest Alzheimer’s death rate in America. More than 12,000 Vermonters age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s and by 2025 the number will rise to 17,000, a 41.7% increase in less than 10 years. There are 30,000 Alzheimer’s caregivers in Vermont providing 34,000,000 hours of unpaid care valued at $422,000,000.
- Candidates may answer controversial questions
September 1, 2006 Regular News Judicial candidates must, however, be careful not to bind themselves with their answers Mark D. Killian Managing Editor Judicial candidates may respond to questions that cover such subjects as same-sex marriage, parental notification, and school vouchers, and whether the candidate agrees or disagrees with recent court decisions so long as the candidate clearly indicates that the answers do not constitute a promise that the candidate will rule a certain way in a case.That’s the advice the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee gave to judicial candidates August 7 in Opinion Number: 2006-18.The ethics panel also said candidates must clearly acknowledge the obligation to follow binding legal precedent anywhere it exists; cannot appear to endorse any other individual who is likely to stand for election or retention in any public office or any platform of a political party; and any commentary on past judicial decisions must be “analytical, informed, respectful, and dignified.”The advice was rendered in response to two recent questionnaires mailed to the state’s judicial candidates, one by the Florida Family Policy Council and the other by the Christian Coalition of Florida. The groups plan to use the responses in their respective voter’s guides. Both questionnaires seek a combination of personal and political information. (See story in the August 15 Bar News. )“To the extent the questionnaires seek comment on the Florida Constitution or published judicial decisions, we note that the Code of Judicial Conduct does not impose a blanket proscription on expressions of a general judicial philosophy, including ‘views on constitutional or statutory construction,’” the committee said. “The scope of such expression, however, should acknowledge the cardinal duty of a judge to follow the law whether the judge agrees with it or not. Apart from this we know of no ethical impediment to analytical, informed, respectful, and dignified comment on past decisions.”The opinion also noted that a judge or candidate “should rarely, if ever,” comment on a pending case.“The mere expression of an opinion does not necessarily mean the person giving the opinion has researched the issue exhaustively, or that the person would not be amenable to altering the opinion in the face of capable advocacy,” the committee said. “That is, expressing an opinion does not automatically indicate closed-mindedness.”The JEAC cautioned that the line between “announcing” and “promising” can be a thin one.“Despite the fact a judicial candidate’s pronouncements may be constitutionally protected speech and in compliance with ethical canons, the dispositive question is still whether the individual ‘beholder’s’ fear of partiality is reasonable, reasonableness being determined by a neutral and objective standard,” the committee said. The JEAC’s opinions are advisory, and conduct consistent with an opinion may be evidence of good faith, but the Judicial Qualifications Commission is not bound by the panel’s interpretive opinions. The full text of the opinion is available on the Supreme Court’s Web site at www.floridasupremecourt.org. Once there, click on “Clerk’s Office,” then “Opinion,” to find the JEAC link. Candidates may answer controversial questions Candidates may answer controversial questions