NEFCU names third quarter community giving donations for 2020

first_imgNew England Federal Credit Union,Vermont Business Magazine Four times each year, New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) selects recipient organizations at random to receive $625 each, for a total of $10,000 annually. NEFCU’s community giving donations for the third quarter of 2020 were:The Snelling Center for Government—the donation will support the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship Fund, which aims to help remove financial barriers to participation for underrepresented and marginalized groups. Berlin Elementary School—to help 5th and 6th grade teachers develop “Forest Fridays,” an outdoor education opportunity for nature-based activities each week.Source: NEFCU Williston, VT—10.28.2020last_img

When it comes to cocktail parties, musicians really know how to mingle

first_imgShare on Twitter Anyone who’s tried to hold a conversation at a bar knows that background noise can make it nearly impossible to hear what the other person is trying to say. This dilemma is officially known as the “cocktail party problem,” but scientists theorize that it doesn’t affect musicians quite as badly as it does the rest of… Pinterest Share on Facebook Email Share LinkedInlast_img

Team Japan gathers steam after sticky start to World Grand Prix

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Entering the weekend’s competition, Japan was on the losing end of a pair of matches.On Thursday night, the United States defeated the hosts 26-28, 25-20, 22-25, 25-20, 15-11 at Yokohama Arena. Their rematch will take place in the preliminary round of the Beijing Games.On Wednesday, Cuba topped Japan 19-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-19. Megumi Kurihara and Miyuki Takahashi, however, reminded Yanagimoto why he wants them in the lineup. Going into Friday’s match against Italy, Kurihara’s 19 points led all players and Takahashi registered a 13-point outing.And on Friday, Japan’s fortunes changed.Yanagimoto’s team swept aside world No. 2 Italy to win the match in straight sets, 25-23, 25-22, 26-24.The victory will act as a huge confidence boost, but again, a win isn’t the most significant item on Yanagimoto’s agenda this week.In a pre-tournament interview session, he had this to say: “The final round of the World Grand Prix is a pre-Olympic tournament. It is a hard schedule, but we want to identify our weaknesses and work on them before the Olympics. “The team condition is good and we want to show our best performance to get into the tournament road in the Olympics.”Japan meets China at 6 p.m. on Saturday and Brazil at the same time on Sunday. Having already qualified for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, the Japan women’s volleyball team viewed this week’s FIVB World Grand Prix as a final tuneup for the competition in Beijing.So how’s that tuneup going?center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

The hockey player watched by Dinamo signs a contract with another…

first_imgDanils Vojevodins Photo: Vadim Kitayev / Kazan “Bars” Russian hockey player Danil Vojevodin has joined the Continental Hockey League (KHL) club Nizhny Novgorod’s Torpedo, the unit’s website reported.22-year-old striker of the system of Kazan “Ak Bars” Danil Voevodin signed a bilateral contract with “Torpedo”.– HC Torpedo (@torpedonn) July 13, 2020Earlier, the Russian media reported that the hockey player of the Kazan “Ak Bars” system would continue his career in Riga “Dinamo”.The 23-year-old hockey player spent most of the season last year in the Kazan “Bars” team of the Supreme Hockey League (VHL). In 47 main tournament matches, he scored 13 goals and made 18 assists, but in ten play-offs he had four goals and six assists.2018/2019. In the season, the striker made his debut in KHL, but in the two seasons, he has played only six matches in one of Europe ‘s strongest leagues.Russian media “Sport Business Online” viewer Artūrs Hairulins described this hockey player as a very technical player with ideal skating, indicating that Vojvodina will definitely play in the first or second shift. As a lack of a Russian hockey player, the journalist mentions his game in defense.Last season, Torpedo finished in eighth place in the West, but the CSKA in Moscow lost 0-4 in the first round. Latvian hockey legend Sandis Ozoliņš performed the duties of the head coach David Nemirovski’s assistant.last_img read more

Versatile ESPN sportscaster John Saunders dies at 61

first_imgIn this May 12, 2013 photo provided by ESPN Images. John Saunders poses on the set of “The Sports Reporters” in Studio A in Bristol, Conn. (Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images via AP)NEW YORK (AP) _ John Saunders, the versatile sportscaster who has hosted ESPN’s “The Sports Reporters” for the last 15 years, has died, the network announced August 10. He was 61.Saunders joined ESPN in 1986. The Canadian did play-by-play, led NHL Stanley Cup and World Series coverage on ESPN and ABC, and hosted studio shows for baseball, college football and college basketball.A cause of death was not announced.“This tragic news brings us unspeakable sorrow. John was the patriarch of our family, and we can’t believe he is gone,” Saunders family said in a statement. “We are sincerely touched by the outpouring of support and sadness, which is a reflection of the character and integrity that defined him.“While we don’t yet have all the specifics, John wasn’t feeling well physically in recent days and sadly, he was unresponsive earlier this morning. We appreciate all of the thoughts and prayers for our cherished father, husband, brother and uncle.”Saunders took over as host of “The Sports Reporters,” a Sunday morning staple of ESPN programming, after Dick Schaap died in 2001. Saunders played the role of calm traffic cop on the panel show that features three sports journalists volleying opinions on the top sports news of the day.“John was an extraordinary talent and his friendly, informative style has been a warm welcome to sports fans for decades. His wide range of accomplishments across numerous sports and championship events is among the most impressive this industry has ever seen,” ESPN President John Skipper said in a statement.Saunders was also a founding member of the board of directors for The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a charity started by the network after former college basketball coach and ESPN announcer Jim Valvano died of cancer in 1993.“He was as close to Jimmy V as anybody at ESPN,” said Dick Vitale, who has worked at ESPN for decades with Saunders and considered him one of his closest friends.Vitale said Saunders was a diabetic, but he was not ailing, and the death of one of his closest friends was unexpected. Saunders has been the master of ceremonies at Vitale’s gala and V Foundation fundraiser in Sarasota, Florida, in 10 of 11 years the event has been held, said the longtime college basketball analyst.When Vitale had to have throat surgery that threatened his career in 2008, Saunders surprised him at the hospital and was there with Vitale before and after the procedure.“The doctor told me that there was a good chance it was going to be cancer,” Vitale told the AP in a phone interview. “I said, `John, do me a favor. When you come in that room after just give me thumbs up if it’s not … and if it is don’t do anything.’ And when I woke, the first guy I saw after surgery was John and I saw thumbs up and we hugged.”Vitale added: “He was like family. I’m so shocked.”The news of Saunders’ death was reported on ESPN’s morning edition of “SportsCenter” from the Olympics in Brazil by anchor Hannah Storm, who struggled to compose herself enough to get through the announcement.“John’s passion for his family, his nation, his favorite sport & the V foundation will stay with me forever,” NBC’s Mike Tirico, a longtime ESPN colleague of Saunders’, tweeted. “As will his kindness and support.”Saunders’ death came less than two years after the network lost another popular broadcaster, Stuart Scott, at the age of 49 in January 2015 after a bout with cancer.Saunders was born in the Toronto area and grew up near Montreal.“He was very proud to be Canadian,” said Leo Rautins, the former NBA player who teamed with Saunders on Toronto Raptors’ telecasts. “He’d mention it every time he could.”Saunders played hockey at Western Michigan from 1974-76, teaming with former New York Rangers president and general manager Neil Smith.“One of saddest days of my life today as I grieve suddenly losing my best friend of 42 years, John Saunders. Life will never be the same,” Smith tweeted.Saunders’ younger brother, Bernie, played 10 NHL games for the Quebec Nordiques from 1979 to 1981.Saunders started as news director at CKNS Radio in Espanola, Ontario, in 1978. He worked as sports anchor at CKNY-TV in North Bay, Ontario, from 1978 to 1979, and at ATV News in New Brunswick in 1979-80 before he became sports anchor for CITY-TV in Toronto from 1980 to 1982.Saunders worked as a sports anchor at WMAR-TV in Baltimore from 1982 to 1986 before joining ESPN. While at ESPN, he doubled as a play-by-play man for the Raptors.“I think you’d have a hard time finding anyone to say anything bad about John,” Rautins said. “He was very giving, very caring, very intelligent.”Saunders lived in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, with wife Wanda. They had two daughters, Aleah and Jenna.“He was one of the most significant and influential members of the ESPN family, as a colleague and mentor, and he will be sorely missed,” Skipper said. “Our thoughts are with his loved ones at this extremely difficult time.”last_img

Fiorentina and Cagliari retire No.13 shirt in honour of Astori

first_img Upd. at 14:21 “In honour of Davide Astori’s memory, Cagliari ACF Fiorentina have decided to retire the No.13 shirt,” a brief statement read on Tuesday.  As a result, all games in Serie A that day were postponed.  06/03/2018 EFE Bayern’s David Alaba puts Barcelona on red alert CET IN SPORT.EScenter_img The centre-back was found dead on Sunday morning in his hotel room in Udine as Fiorentina prepared for their match against Udinese.  Fiorentina and Cagliari announced on Tuesday that they will retire the No.13 shirt, the number worn by Davide Astori at both clubs, in honour of the Italian international, who passed away on Sunday aged 31.  RELATED STORIES Fiorentina y Cagliari retiran el número 13 en honor a Astori Astori joined Fiorentina in 2015 and the statement was accompanied with an image from the day of his presentation, while Cagliari, where the defender played between 2008 and 2014, published a photograph of him in action.   Barcelona star Lionel Messi would win every single Oscarlast_img read more

Moycullen’s Martin Mulkerrins wins Australian Open

first_imgMoycullen’s Martin Mulkerrins has been crowned the Australian Wall Ball Open Champion. Mulkerrins who is currently working in New Zealand travelled to Melbourne last Wednesday to play, and now win, the Australian Openprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The All-Ireland senior Wall Ball (One Wall) Champion had it all to do in Melbourne in the early hours of Sunday Morning, surviving a tie-break against Sydney’s Dylan King in the quarters, clawing back a 17-20 deficit in the semi to win 21-20, 21-4 to book a place in the final against New York’s Ed Dotsenko which the Galway and Moycullen ace won 21-17, 21-8.last_img

Golf Results

first_imgResults of Ladies Competition1st          Rose Collins                                    30 points2nd       Carmel Howley                               30 points ATHENRY LADIES18 Hole Stableford 3rd September 20171st Aileen Mangan (23) 33pts2nd Ann Woods (20) 32pts B9 2nd Cathal Cunningham (5) 37 ptsGross Peadar O’Beirn (3) 34 Gpts CONNEMARA LADIES1st Kathleen Burke (12) 37pts (BB9)2nd Brid U Chearnaigh (17) 37ptsGross Pauline Mulligan (12) 22pts gross BALLINROBE MENSGents Competition Results Sat 26th and Sun 27thFlannery’s Bistro Ballinrobe (Trevor & Marie Burke)1st Kevin Staunton 40pts2nd Billy McGrath   38ptsGross Niall Staunton 32ptsCategory 1 Enda Joyce 38ptsCategory 2 Vincent Larkin 37ptsCategory3 Cormac Murphy 37pts TUAM LADIES AND MENSThe ladies 2nd major, the Vice Presidents Prize to the Ladies was played on Sunday and Michael Cullen presented his prize to Breege Finnerty (20) who shot a fabulous 68 nett.Not only is Mike the Vice President but he is the course manager and together with the greenkeeper Mark and his team they have the course in great condition. DUNMORE MENS AND LADIESStablefordResults of Gents Competition1st          Stephen Lane Spellman                 40 points2nd        Roger Silke                                        36 pointsGross     Martin Silke                                      26 points CONNEMARA MENSOpen Singles Stableford Sponsors: Malone Meats1st Jimmy Hayden (15) 39pts2nd Owen Bonner (9) 37ptsGross John Sweeney (4) 29pts gross 1st  Breege Finnerty (20) 68 nett2nd Una Molloy (21) 70 nettGross Lorna Mullally (7) 84 grossCat A    Shona Hendrick (19) 72 nett  b/dCat B   Mary McDonagh (27) 75 nett b/dCat C Angela Clancy (32) 73 nettcenter_img ATHENRY MENS OUGHTERARD MENSMen’s 18 Hole StablefordAll Ireland Hurling Finals WeekendSat / Sun 2nd & 3rd September 20171st Bernard J Foy (22) 41 Pts2nd Liam Beswick (17) 39 (B9-20, B6-14)3rd Tony Dowd (18) 39 (B9-20, B6-13) MOUNTBELLEWThe Friday Open 18 holes stableford competition on 1st September was won by Fr. Sean Cunningham with 40pts, Gross: Basil King 32pts.Open competitions for Men and Ladies continue for September and October. Timesheet 09096 -79259.There were no Ladies or Men’s singles competitions held on Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd September at our club.MOUNTBELLEW GOLF CLUB  FUNDRAISER3 Person OPEN 9 Holes Scramble(Any Combination)Entry: €5 Per Person(Re-Entry €3 Per Person)FROM: 5th to 24th SeptemberTIMESHEET: 0909679259Please Support Our 3 Ladies TeamsMinor Cup TeamIntermediate Cup TeamChallenge Cup TeamThe 3 teams have all qualified to represent Connaught at The AIG Ladies Cups and Shields Finals in Malone Golf Club, Belfast, between 27th and 30th September.All Contributions Will Be Much Appreciated. BEARNA MENSStrokeplay Voucher1st James Keane (14) 73 (back 9)2nd Terry O’Flanagan (16) 733rd Jonathon Burke (20) 74BARNA LADIESStableford1st Beatrice Mudrack (26) 34pts2nd Jean Geraghty (35) 33pte (back 9)3rd Roisin Keady (21) 33pts Mens ResultsMichael Ryder (13) 42 pts2nd Richard P Molloy (28) 39 ptsGross   John C Davin (6) 30 ptsprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 1st Jim Byrne (21) 39 pts BALLINROBE LADIESLadies Competition Results:1st Aine Melville 36pts2nd Carmel Sweeney 35pts3rd Mary Colleran 35ptslast_img read more

Kilkerrin/Clonberne and Moycullen Feature In Ladies Connacht Club Finals On Sunday

first_imgKilkerrin/Clonberne and Moycullen will both feature in provincial finals this Sunday with games being played in Ballyhaunis and Claremorris. The Connacht Ladies Intermediate Club Final will also take place next Sunday with Moycullen’s game with St Mary’s from Sligo taking place in Claremorris at 2pm.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Kilkerrin/Clonberne and Carnacon will go again next weekend in Ballyhaunis in the replay of the Ladies Connacht Club Final following last Sunday’s remarkable final. The game will take place next Sunday and will throw in at 2pm.last_img

Villas-Boas offered shock return to football as Borussia Dortmund make contact

first_imgANDRE VILLAS-BOAS has been offered a shock return to football after holding talks with Borussia Dortmund, according to reports.The former Spurs and Chelsea boss quit Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG last year to race rally cars.5 Andre Villas-Boas has been linked with Borussia DortmundCredit: GettyBut he is set to land a top Bundesliga job at Jurgen Klopp’s old club, say France Football.AVB, 40, also took in spells at Porto and Zenit St Petersburg and would be brought in to revive a flagging Dortmund.Some top players have left – noticeably Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal – amid the side’s lacklustre form. They currently sit third in the league but have won just two of their last five games.AVB made the move into motorsport earlier this year, competing in the Dakar rally.5 The former Spurs boss quit a big job in China to race rally carsCredit: Handout5 AVB was previously at Shanghai SIPGCredit: AFPLatest football newsLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Follow all the latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive BlogUNITED LIVEMan Utd news LIVE: All the latest updates and transfer gossip from Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesAZPI BETTERAzpilicueta reveals turning off phone saved his season after horror startBut he was forced to withdraw after picking up a back injury.The Portuguese endured mixed fortunes in the Premier League.He followed fellow countryman Jose Mourinho in landing the Stamford Bridge gig but lasted less than a year before being replaced by Roberto Di Matteo.However he guided Spurs to a fifth place finish in 2012-13.5 The Portuguese endured mixed fortunes in the Premier LeagueCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd5 The Portuguese could land a top job in the BundesligaCredit: AFPVillas-Boas is sent off during Shanghai SIPG win against Beijing Guoan in the Chinese Super LeagueMost read in footballRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashIt was after the White Hart Lane job that Villas-Boas went to Russia and in 2016 he made the big-money move to China with Shanghai.Some Spurs fans have had their say on their former manager’s proposed move.One wrote: “#prayfordortmund.”Another said: “Must be desperate.”A fellow user posted: “Club suicide.”last_img read more