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.
TIME: Money talks, right? So why should kids be any less susceptible to what the dollars are telling them?They aren’t, and that’s the problem. Enticing kids with monetary rewards for reading books or performing well on tests is certainly tempting for parents, especially if their children are game. But the latest studies on paying kids to do academic tasks like reading more books, or to improve test scores found a negligible to zero positive effect on their standardized test results, and other measures of academic performance.…Holly Schiffrin, a psychology professor at the University Of Mary Washington, says that such rewards for children undermine their intrinsic motivation for learning. In a classic study in which some children were given stickers for coloring and others were not, for example, those who got stickers as a reward began enjoying the activity less. “All people need autonomy, or choice in their actions, competence, and relatedness to others in order to be intrinsically motivated and happy,” she says. Material rewards reduce a child’s sense of choice, and, as a result, their motivation and enjoyment.Read the whole story: TIME More of our Members in the Media >
CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… The project is being funded through the Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF), which is managed by the Caribbean Development Bank. It is a collaborative effort among the Government of the British Virgin Islands through the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), and several non-profit organisations, including the Adventist Development Relief Agency, Rotary Family of BVI, BVI Red Cross and the Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society. CDRRF funded the project to the tune of USD649,500. “The devastation experienced in the Caribbean during the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season is a reminder that tackling the impacts of climate change in one of the world’s most disaster-prone regions must be a matter of urgency,” said Claudia James, Project Manager, CDRRF, CDB. “CDRRF is pleased to help Borrowing Member Countries build greater resilience to these hazards, which continue to threaten the Region’s social and economic development.” Three flood-prone communities in the British Virgin Islands to get help (Photo via Caribbean News Service) December 28, 2017, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Three flood-prone communities in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) will soon benefit from a project that will help them build resilience to that particular climate change impact. The Establishing Flood-Resilient SMART Communities through Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) Partnerships project will target the communities of Sea Cow’s Bay and East End/Long Look on Tortola, and Great Harbour on the sister island of Jost Van Dyke. Tropical Storm Gonzalo Sets Record as it Churns Toward… Nana may hit Belize at tropical storm strength; Omar… Sep 2, 2020 You may be interested in… Jun 24, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 New UN Report Offers Blueprint for Greener, More Resilient… CDEMA to recommend ways to expedite implementation of building codesCaribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government have asked the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) with recommending how the Community could expedite the implementation of building codes. This discussion took place at the just concluded Twenty-Ninth Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, which prioritised discussions…March 7, 2018In “Anguilla”Sink or swim? Islands innovate to thrive in a high-stress worldBARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When the Caribbean island of Barbuda was battered by Hurricane Irma last September, about 90 percent of homes were destroyed or damaged, and the entire population had to be evacuated. Since the school year ended last month, the pace of families returning from neighboring Antigua…July 24, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”How to build back better after a hurricane with the next one a few months awayOP-ED By Irwin LaRocque and Achim Steiner* Imagine relocating the entire population of your country in the face of a colossal hurricane and two months later still not being able to get back home. Now imagine spending several nights in a shelter and taking a stroll the next morning only…November 17, 2017In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApp Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Work to be completed under the project will include retrofitting the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School and Valarie O Thomas Community Centre, the installation of sirens, and the procurement and installation of emergency signs and sedimentation traps for water courses. Director of the Department of Disaster Management, Ms. Sharleen DaBreo underscored the project’s importance in helping the BVI lessen its vulnerability to climate change impacts. “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has noted that in recent decades, changes in climate have caused impacts on natural and human systems on all continents and across the oceans,” DaBreo said. Like other Caribbean islands, the BVI is highly susceptible to the devastating impact of natural disasters because of the proximity of communities to coastlines and changes to natural topography. “We have already witnessed firsthand the catastrophic impact of intensifying weather systems that could be attributed to the warming global climate. The August floods we experienced also illustrate the devastating impact of intense periods of rainfall on vulnerable communities,” she said. “The Flood-Resilient SMART Communities project is therefore quite timely for the BVI and we are keen to see the results.” A SMART Community integrates comprehensive disaster management principles to reduce vulnerability and build resilience to climate change impacts. The project is intended to create a safer, healthier and greener environment that allows the residents in the targeted communities and other users to live and function in a way that enhances their overall quality of life. It is scheduled to be completed over the next two years. CDRRF was established by CDB and is supported by the Government of Canada and the European Union. The Fund finances community-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation initiatives at the local level across eligible Borrowing Member Countries of the Bank. Jul 22, 2020
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, left, shoots against the Chicago Bulls guard/forward Jimmy Butler during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has passed Shaquille O’Neal for seventh place on the NBA’s career scoring list. James came into Thursday’s game against the Chicago Bulls with 28,573 points in 14 seasons with Cleveland and Miami.He needed 23 points to tie O’Neal and did that when he scored on a layup with 7:23 left in the game. James took sole possession of seventh place when he hit the first free throw after getting fouled on a 3-point attempt with 4:28 left.Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki is sixth with 30,181 points.,James came into Thursday’s game against the Chicago Bulls with 28,573 points in 14 seasons with Cleveland and Miami.He needed 23 points to tie O’Neal and did that when he scored on a layup with 7:23 left in the game. James took sole possession of seventh place when he hit the first free throw after getting fouled on a 3-point attempt with 4:28 left.Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki is sixth with 30,181 points.
By RUSSELL BENNETT SELF-CONFESSED Pakenham Warriors “glue guy” Jay Richardson may often be outsized in the post against some of…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.
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Rugby’s All-Ireland League begins on Saturday with two big games for the two senior Galway City Clubs, Corinthians and Galwegians. Galwegians are Division 2A and are away to Blackrock College while Corinthians are in Division 2B and will be at home to Belfast Harlequins with both games kicking off at 2.30pm. The Opening Round Of Fixtures In Both Divisions Are…… Division Two ABlackrock College RFC v GalwegiansCashel RFC v DolphinNavan RFC v Nenagh OrmondQueens University v Old CrescentU.L. Bohemian v Highfield Joining Gerry, George and William in Studio were Tom Glynn, President Corinthians RFC, Michael Tarpey, President Galwegians RFC, JP Cooney and Aaron Broderick, Coach and Captain of Corinthians RFC and Brian McLearn and Anthony Ryan, Coach and Captain of Galwegians and Padraic Moran, Vice President of Galwegians RFC.Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/CORINTHIANS%20AND%20GALWEGIANS%20FEATURE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Division Two BGalway Corinthians RFC v Belfast HarlequinsWanderers v GreystonesDungannon v SkerriesMU Barnhall v Rainey OBSundays Well v Sligoprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
1933/34- Galway 2-6 Cavan 0-7 Galway footballers will meet Cavan in the Allianz Football League on Sunday for the first time since 2016, when the sides meet in Pearse Stadium at 2.30pm. The Breffni men have won the last 2 encounters between the sides, including a 2 point win in 2015 when they last played in Pearse Stadium. In 2004, Galway beat Cavan by a point in a Division 1B clash in Breffni Park before going on to the league final in Croke Park where they lost 3-11 to 1-16 in a classic final against Kerry. 1982/83- Galway 2-12 Cavan 1-91983/84- Galway 1-8 Cavan 0-81985/86- Galway 2-7 Cavan 0-111987/88- Galway 1-8 Cavan 1-71988/89- Galway 1-12 Cavan 0-152004- Galway 2-12 Cavan 2-112015- Cavan 0-12 Galway 0-102016- Cavan 1-16 Galway 1-12 1933-1934: GALWAY: M. Brennan; H. Carey, M.Connaire, P.J. Mc Donnell; C. Connolly, T. Hughes, F. Fox; D O’Connell, J. Dunne; F. Burke, P. Kelly, R. Griffin; J. Kellegher, M. Ferriter, B. Nestor.1982-1983: GALWAY: P. Coyne; J. Hughes, S. Kineavy, F. Broderick; P. O’Neill, P. Lee, S McHugh; B. Talty, R. Lee; B. Brennan, T. Tierney, B O’Donnell; T. Naughton, C. O’Dea, G. McManus1983-1984: GALWAY: P.Coyne; P. Lee, F. Broderick, S McHugh; P. O’Neill, R. Lee, M. Coleman; B. Talty, T. Tierney; M. Brennan, G. McManus, S. Joyce; P. O’ Dea, V. Daly, K. Clancy.1985- 1986: GALWAY: P. Coyne; L. Wade, G. Dolan, S McHugh; E. Guerin, V. Daly, A O’Sé; T. Tierney, M. Tierney; B O’Donell, G McManus, M. Brennan; B. Barrett, D. Greaney, J. Coleman.1987- 1988: GALWAY: M. Somers; S. Glynn, F. Broderick, T. Greaney; J. Fallon, A. Mulholland, M. Coleman; V. Daly, K. Walsh; J O’ Dé, G. McManus, F. O’Neill; T. Mannion, G. Burke, W. Hughes.1988-1989: GALWAY: M. Somers; B. Walsh, J. Fallon, S McHugh; S. Glynn, D. Tummon, A. Mulholland; T. Tierney, M. Duggan; M. Gavin, C O’De, P. Kelly; J O’De, J. Joyce, J. Coleman.2004: GALWAY: Alan Keane; Michael Comer, Gary Fahey, Clive Monaghan; Declan Meehan, Paul Clancy, Sean De Paor; Joe Bergin (0-1), Sean Ó Dómhnaill; Matthew Clancy (1-2), Michael Donnellan (0-1), John Devane (1-1); Michael Meehan (0-4), Padraic Joyce (0-2), Noel Meehan (0-1). Subs: Brian Dooney for C Monaghan (38 mins); Michael Joyce for N Meehan (44).CAVAN: P O’Dowd; C McGovern, T Prior, P Brady; E Reilly, T Crowe (0-1), S Brady; P McKenna, C Collins; N Walsh, M Lyng (0-3), L Reilly (0-2); S Johnston (0-1), J Reilly (1-1), A Forde (0-2) Subs: D Rabbitte for T Prior (16 mins); M McKeever (1-0) for S Brady (35 mins); F O’Reilly for Johnston (61); P Reilly for Walsh (62); R Donoghue for P Brady (64).2015: GALWAY: Maghnus Breathnach; Johnny Duane, Finian Hanley, Cathal Sweeney; Paul Varley, Garreth Bradshaw, Gary O’Donnell; Fiontain O’ Curraoin, Enda Tierney; Damien Comer (0-3, 0-1 free, 0-1 ‘45), Paul Conroy (0-2, 0-1 free), Sean Denvir; Michael Martin (0-4, 0-4 frees), Adrian Varley, Danny Cummins (0-1). Subs: Eddie Hoare for A Varley (54 mins), Shane Walsh for Denvir (61 mins).CAVAN: C Gilsenan; J McLoughlin, R Flanagan, R Dunne; J McEnroe (0-1), F Flanagan, K Brady; T Corr (0-1), G McKiernan (0-1); N McDermott (0-1), D McVeety (0-1), M Reilly (0-1, 0-1 free); C Mackey, C Moynagh, J Brady (0-1).2016: GALWAY: Maghnus Breathnach; David Wynne 0-1, Declan Kyne, Cathal Sweeney; Liam Silke, Gary O’Donnell, Garreth Bradshaw; Tom Flynn, Paul Conroy; Gary Sice 0-3, 3f, Patrick Sweeney 1-0, Eamon Brannigan 0-2; Shane Walsh 0-4, Danny Cummins 0-1, Damien Comer 0-1, 1f, 1 45. Subs: Johnny Heaney for Cummins 48 mins; Adrian Varley for Sweeney 52; Sean Denvir for Sice 62; Eddie Hoare for Brannigan 71CAVAN: R Galligan 0-2, 2 45s; P Faulkner, J McLoughlin, K Clarke 0-1; Killian Brady, C Moynagh, Ciaran Brady; T Corr, L Buchanan 0-1; D McVeety 0-1, G McKiernan 0-5, M Reilly; J Brady 0-2, 2f, D Givney 1-1, M Argue. Subs: N Murray 0-1 for Argue 50 mins; E Keating 0-2 for Brady 56; C Mackey for Reilly 60; R Dunne for Buchanan 63 (black card); C Conroy for Corr 71print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
With scorching temperatures expected to continue this week, Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued an extended heat warning for the region.A hot and humid air mass is forecast to return to Chatham-Kent and Windsor, with maximum daytime temperatures of 31 C possible with overnight minimum temperatures hovering near 21 C.“Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible each day, which could prevent maximum daytime highs reaching 31 degrees,” the warning stated. “However, maximum humidex values are still expected to be near 40. The hot and humid conditions are expected to remain in the area until the weekend.”A cold front is expected to move through on Saturday and bring cooler conditions to the area.In a media release, Chatham-Kent public health warned that people may not be able to cool down properly, which can lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.Symptoms of heat-related illnesses may include rapid breathing, dizziness or fainting, vomiting, rapid heartbeat, extreme thirst and decreased urination with unusually dark yellow urine.Anyone with these symptoms is urged to cool off as soon as possible by moving to a shaded or air-conditioned area, drinking plenty of fluids, resting and contacting a health-care practitioner, a friend or a family member.Heat strokes are considered a medical emergency. Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately if you are caring for someone who has a high body temperature, is unconscious, confused or has stopped sweating.People should check on those who may be vulnerable and subject to any symptoms of overheating, and who may need help keeping cool or taking other preventative actions.Heat-related illness can affect the elderly, very young, people with chronic illnesses, and even healthy people if they participate in strenuous activities and do not take precautions.For more information on heat-related illness, visit www.chatham-kent.ca/health-social-services/public-health/extreme-weather/[email protected] Twitter.com/DailyNewsTT