NEW CEO APPOINTED AT CENTRAL VERMONT MEDICAL CENTERBerlin, Vt – Trustees at Central Vermont Medical Center have announced the appointment of Judy Tarr of Damariscotta, Maine, as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. The appointment will be effective September 10, 2007, according to John Nicholls, Chair of the CVMC Board of Trustees. She will be replacing Daria V. Mason, who will be retiring at the end of June, after nearly thirty years of service at CVMC. “I am pleased to report that the recruitment process was very inclusive and thorough. We reviewed an outstanding group of candidates from a national search and our decision was unanimous to offer the position to Judy Tarr,” said Nicholls in making the announcement. Tarr has been President and CEO of Miles Healthcare since 1993. Miles Health Care is a health care system located in Damariscotta, Maine, consisting of a hospital, nursing facility, assisted living facility, congregate house/independent living facility, physician practice and home health agency. She will be the fourth President and CEO of CVMC, since it was established in 1968. Nicholls also announced that the Trustees have appointed long-time senior executive, Daniel Bagalio as Interim CEO during the transition. Bagalio is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and has been with CVMC for over thirty years.-end-
Category: dcdwjzcfjgwrjcrm Monitoring consumer review sites is key to managing financial institution’s reputation
continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In the not so distant past, if you had a bad experience at the credit union, you might go home and tell your spouse or your neighbor. If you were really upset, perhaps you wrote a letter of complaint, but that might be the extent of it. Likewise, if you loved a certain business or product, you may have recommended it to your friends and family.We know, for fact, that personal recommendations influence buying decisions.But today, we live in a digital world, and these gripes or recommendations take place across the web, instantaneously. Online reviews are increasingly important, both to consumers and the businesses subject to their review. Monitoring review sites should be an integral part of your institution’s social media and reputation management strategy.Research is the first step toward a customer buying a product or service, and online reviews–from describing how a particular product stood the test of time or which restaurant has the best burgers in town–play a huge role in this process.
Category: dcdwjzcfjgwrjcrm Drug bust leads to arrests of two, seizure of drugs in Endicott
Endicott Police assisted in the investigation. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Two people were arrested following the execution of a narcotics search warrant in Endicott, county authorities announced Friday. The task force says Burris is under supervision of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. A parole violation has been issued for Burris. The Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force says 42-year-old Anthony G. Burris and 51-year-old Raymond M. Coaxum, both of Endicott, were charged with drug-related felonies. Coaxum has been charged with the following: Four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree, class B feloniesCriminally using drug paraphernalia in the 2nd degree, a class A misdemeanor The task force says officers recovered 13 and a half grams of methamphetamine, around two grams of crack cocaine, five bags of heroin, digital scales and suspected drug sale proceeds from a location on East Main Street in Endicott. Burris has been charged with the following: Four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree, class B feloniesCriminally using drug paraphernalia in the 2nd degree, a class A misdemeanor Both Burris and Coaxum were arraigned in the Village of Endicott Court and remanded to the custody of the Broome County Sheriff’s Correctional Facility.
Category: dcdwjzcfjgwrjcrm “The Vacation You Deserve Is Closer Than You Think” – a new CNTB campaign
As we announced yesterday, the CNTB has launched a new campaign “The Vacation You Deserve Is Closer Than You Think”, which will be launched in the surrounding markets at the end of this week, ie at the beginning of June, on all key on – line and off – line communication channels. “The finalization of media plans related to markets whose citizens are likely to be able to visit Croatia after the opening of borders in their countries is underway. These are loyal tourists from neighboring countries such as Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Germany, Italy and Poland. A direct and intensive advertising call communication campaign has been prepared for them. ” said CNTB Director Kristjan Stanicic. Also, a new communication platform was launched last week EnjoyTheViewFromCroatia. The platform can be created by renters, restaurant owners, catering staff, agency staff, members of the tourist board, residents of the tourist destination and other actors of Croatian tourism by sending a photo or video that they think will best convey the beauty that makes guests they come to their place, whether it is a view of the sea, the sunset, a meadow, a square, a street or a city corner, the CNTB concludes. A special one was made for the needs of the campaign Web page i Instagram profile on which there are beautiful “views from Croatia”. “We have created an online platform or communication “window” that can be used by all Croatian tourism workers for their own promotion. The campaign is mostly focused on our important markets from which guests, due to the situation caused by the corona virus pandemic, will not arrive in Croatia so quickly. These are countries such as Great Britain, Scandinavian countries, France, Italy, but also distant markets such as China, USA and South Korea.” Staničić pointed out, inviting all tourist stakeholders to join the campaign and send their unforgettable view from Croatia. Photo: HTZ
Category: dcdwjzcfjgwrjcrm Faithful undeterred at Ramadan, even as virus spreads in Somalia
‘Nothing has changed’Instead, the caseload has ballooned as the government has struggled to convince people of the seriousness of the disease sweeping the globe, and the need to stay home and avoid large gatherings.Streets, markets and mosques are bustling in Mogadishu, weeks after the first Somalis tested positive for COVID-19.Police on patrol use megaphones to urge bystanders to keep their distance, and posters in the streets carry government advice about the disease, but few pay attention.”Nothing’s changed here. We can still visit others, and go anywhere we want,” said Ali Moallim Nur, shrugging off the health advice on a Mogadishu street.A curfew has proved fruitless in the capital — especially so during Ramadan, a time when Somalis visit each other’s homes in the evening to break their fast together, and pray even more than usual.Some idling at restaurants and cafes have been told to move on but police in the Muslim-majority country are reluctant to target the devout, or punish mosques that remain open for evening prayers, despite the blatant breach of curfew.”Can you imagine, it is Ramadan, and you are asked not to go to the mosque?” said Abdullahi in disbelief.”Ramadan is all about devotion to Allah and going to his house for prayer. I still perform the prayers, and I understand there is COVID-19, but we pray God will save us from this disease.” Adan Abdullahi knows that visiting the mosque for evening prayers is forbidden. There is a curfew in place in the Somali capital, and authorities have pleaded with worshippers to stay home as coronavirus infections rise.But it is the holy month of Ramadan — one coinciding with a deadly outbreak that has officially claimed 39 lives but likely hundreds more in under-resourced Somalia — and Abdullahi can think of no better time for faith, so refuses to follow the rule.”When disaster strikes, you go to the mosque and pray so that Allah solves your predicament,” the 42-year-old father-of three told AFP in Mogadishu. “We are seeing widespread community transmission in a country that will not be able to handle a multitude of severely ill patients at once,” said Richard Crothers, country director for the International Rescue Committee.People with COVID-19 symptoms were being told to stay home to free up what scant hospital resources are available for the seriously ill, further suggesting the official count was off, Crothers added.The World Health Organization warned on April 23 that unless the rate of transmission slowed rapidly, Somalia’s parlous health care system would quickly be swamped. Topics : Unexplained deaths But in Barakat, a Mogadishu suburb, cemetery worker Ali Maow said the number of burials doubled in April, with sometimes 25 bodies arriving on a single day.”Before this coronavirus, it was maybe 10 or 12 a day — you can see the increase. I can’t say if they died because of the virus, but most are elderly,” he said. Islamic tradition dictates burials should occur within hours of death, making autopsies and other medical testing more difficult.Mayor Mohamud said as many as 500 unexplained deaths occurred between April 19 and April 29 in Mogadishu, an anomaly city authorities suspect, but cannot prove, is linked to coronavirus.Authorities must also contend with a stigma rife in Somalia that views those wearing face masks in public with suspicion and hostility.”Hardly anyone is wearing face masks. Those that do are harassed, and called ‘Mr Coronavirus’, said Abdirahman Mohamed Jimale, a 22-year-old Mogadishu resident.”They say ‘you’re sick, get away from me’.”Mohamed Sharif, a chauffeur for an international agency, said he had to wear a face mask at work, but found people outright avoided him or even ran away in his presence.”People are very ignorant [of the disease] here, and that is why most of them are sick without knowing it,” he said. But elsewhere in the city, as containment measures are ignored or half-heartedly enforced, graves are furiously being dug to accommodate a spike in unexplained deaths.Known cases of coronavirus have jumped 14-fold since mid April to 873 but government officials suspect the true toll is vastly higher due to a lack of testing. “We lack sufficient testing capabilities for people who are sick” and the doctors, nurses and medical personnel to man the hospitals and labs, said Mogadishu mayor Omar Mohamud.Humanitarian agencies fear the fragile state, already confronting an armed insurgency, a record locust invasion and heavy flooding, will not cope should the virus spiral further.
Category: dcdwjzcfjgwrjcrm Linda Hall: Law does not stop child abuse
NZ Herald 13 January 2014An assault on a 12-year-old boy this week has caused a bit of a debate.Last Tuesday three boys were walking along the riverside cycleway, which runs between Murphy Road and the Pettigrew-Green Arena in Taradale, after a swim in a nearby river.One of them, who was in Hawke’s Bay on holiday, called out to a passing cyclist. The boy says he said “hi”.The male cyclist took exception to whatever the boy said and assaulted him.Now I really don’t care what the boy said. Probably showing off in front of his mates.Who cares? That’s what kids do. And he is a kid, remember, he is 12 years old.The person who assaulted him is thought to be in his 40s or 50s.Now he is the one who should know better.He should be the one to have control over his emotions.http://m.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503459&objectid=11185553
Category: dcdwjzcfjgwrjcrm Digicel Group announces 16% revenue growth in its first half results
Sharing is caring! Share 23 Views no discussions Tweet LocalNews Digicel Group announces 16% revenue growth in its first half results by: – December 2, 2011 Share Share Friday, 2nd December, 2011 – Kingston, Jamaica. Digicel, the best value mobile operator in the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific today reported strong financial performance for the six months ended September 30, 2011.Digicel Group Limited – which comprises the 30 markets of the Caribbean, El Salvador and the Pacific – reported revenues up 16% year on year to US$1.24 billion for the first half of the fiscal year. EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) was up 15% year on year to US$524 million for the six month period with the most recent quarter contributing US$270 million EBITDA.With subscribers up 14% year on year to 11.1 million across Digicel’s 30 markets worldwide, performance has been strong across the board with revenue growth in all of Digicel’s major markets including El Salvador, French West Indies, Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago. Haiti in particular experienced rapid growth adding 830,000 new subscribers in the first six months of the financial year. Revenue earned from value-added-services like web browsing and messaging, was up 47% year on year, helped by strong demand for smartphones. Digicel has also signed an agreement to extend and upsize its senior credit facility, which will see $282 million new funds committed. Digicel Group CEO, Colm Delves, comments; “Our latest set of financial results reflect Digicel’s ongoing strong growth and outperformance of our industry peers. I am pleased to report that we have seen growth across the board and are also continuing to diversify our revenue mix with significant increases in value added services.He continues; “The refinancing of our senior credit facility was well supported and provides us with further balance sheet flexibility. I would like to thank our customers and staff for their ongoing commitment to Digicel and to assure them of our continued focus on delivering best value, best service and best network – and to giving back to our communities.”Key achievements in the period include:• Launch of 4G services based on HSPA+ technology across the Cayman Islands and the Dutch Caribbean (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao) – with further markets planned• Successful execution of the Haiti expansion strategy with a total of over 3.4 million subscribers at 30th September 2011• Launch of our “Cellmoni” mobile money service in Papua New Guinea• Sale of Digicel Honduras to America Movil, and the acquisition of their Claro Jamaica business (which closed after the half year end on November 30, 2011)Press ReleaseDigicel Dominica
Category: dcdwjzcfjgwrjcrm Four Dominicans receive medical degrees from Ross University
Tweet Sharing is caring! Share EducationLocalNewsTertiary Four Dominicans receive medical degrees from Ross University by: – June 25, 2012 68 Views 3 comments Dr. Augustine, Dr Silda James (with newborn son) and Dr. Charis James. Photo credit: Felix AugustineOn June 8th 2012, Ross University School of Medicine congratulated a class of almost nine hundred graduates. Dominica also shared in the celebrations as four Dominicans received their medical degrees alongside graduates from forty-four other nations.Ayodelle LeBruin, Charis James, Silda James and Tamara Augustine are the newly minted medical doctors. Dr. Silda James, who graduated with highest honors, is a former graduate of the St. Andrews high school and the Clifton Dupigny Community College. She is the first child of Rickey Hillary James and Emelda James both of Marigot. She holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Biology from Andrews University in Trinidad. She will be beginning post graduate training in Internal Medicine at the renowned SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY) this July! She eventually wishes to sub-specialize in Gastroenterology. Dr. Ayodelle LeBruinDr. Tamara Augustine from Loubiere, the daughter of Ephnie Roberts and Swinburne Augustine, who owes much of her success to her grandmother Edith John, graduated with high honors. A Dominica Grammar School graduate, she has a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Spanish from Middle Tennessee State University.Presently she is a part of faculty at her alma mater, Ross University. She plans to return to the US to specialize in Emergency Medicine with an emphasis on international emergency medicine with hopes to improve emergency health care in developing countries especially in Dominica. Dr. Ayodelle LeBruin, also from Loubiere, is the daughter of retired civil servants Anthony Errol and Rosalind LeBruin. She attended the Convent High School and the Clifton Dupigny community college before receiving her B.Sc. in Chemistry at CUNY York College. She is currently involved in clinical research in the U.S. and hopes to continue her training in the area of Pediatric Adolescent Medicine in the near future. Dr. Charis James is the daughter of Brenda Harney James of Wesley and Ned James of Marigot. Before attending Ross, Dr. James attained her B.Sc. in Biology at Rutgers University. She also has a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She looks forward to pursuing post graduate training in Family Medicine and is particularly interested in international and women’s health.We congratulate these four Dominican women on their accomplishments so far and wish them the best of luck and much success as they begin their careers!By: Janice Roberts Share Share
Category: dcdwjzcfjgwrjcrm Potters snap up Pieters
Hughes was thrilled to have captured the left-back, who has won 17 caps for Holland, saying: “I am delighted to have secured Erik’s signature. The main focus this summer in attempting to strengthen the squad is ensuring it is balanced in key positions. “While Erik is predominantly a left-back, he has also played for his country as a central defender, so he gives us other options. “We need good quality in our starting eleven and good quality back-up for all areas, which Erik will certainly give us defensively.” Pieters started his career at FC Utrecht before moving to PSV in a 2.5million euro (£2.1million) transfer in 2008. In his five years at the Philips Stadium, Pieters has helped PSV claim three top-three finishes in the Eredivisie and a runners-up spot last season. PSV also won the KNVB Beker (Dutch Cup) in 2012 and have been regular participants in Europe. Stoke’s chief executive Tony Scholes said: “Erik has a considerable amount of experience of playing at the highest level, both on the international stage with Holland and in the Champions League with PSV Eindhoven. “He is a player who was identified by our technical director Mark Cartwright as one who could strengthen our defensive options and we have been tracking his progress, so we are delighted to have brought him here now.” Press Association The 24-year-old has signed a four-year contract and will cost Stoke a fee of 3.6million euro (£3million), the Barclays Premier League outfit announced on their official website. Pieters becomes Stoke manager Mark Hughes’ first signing since he succeeded Tony Pulis in May. Stoke have completed the signing of Holland defender Erik Pieters from PSV Eindhoven.
Category: dcdwjzcfjgwrjcrm No. 3 Oregon routs Utah in Pac 12 quarterfinals, 79-57
No. 3 Oregon routs Utah in Pac 12 quarterfinals, 79-57 Utah: Utes season comes to an end.Oregon: Will play Arizona in Saturday’s semifinals.___More AP women’s basketball: https://apnews.com/Womenscollegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 Considering Graves wasn’t entirely pleased his third-ranked Ducks cruised to a 79-59 victory over Utah in the Pac-12 quarterfinals on Friday after a sluggish first quarter, the rest of the conference could be in deep trouble.Sabrina Ionescu had 19 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists to lead Oregon, which erased a six-point first-quarter deficit and used a 20-4 run in the second quarter to seize momentum. Igniting the run was a 3-point barrage, which saw Oregon (29-2) connect on eight consecutive shots from beyond the arc to close the half.“We came out in that second quarter and, you know, played like we’re capable of playing,” Graves said. “I think we outscored them 18, 19 points that quarter. I don’t know. We have been actually a really good starting team. We just weren’t today. So we’ll have to figure out why and hope to fix it.” Satou Sabally added 17 points, Jaz Shelley chipped in with 10 for the tournament’s top seed.Oregon shot 10 of 16 from the floor in the second quarter, including 8 of 12 from 3-point range, while limiting the Utes (14-17) to a bleak 18.8% (3 of 16) shooting. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLAS VEGAS (AP) — A masterpiece.Oregon coach Kelly Graves expects a masterpiece in every game.“And when we don’t — and I think that’s why it is a testament to the greatness of these guys — we don’t feel well,” Graves said. “You know, we don’t feel good about that.” “We were getting stops on the defensive end and, you know, our bench players that came in helped us tremendously,” said Ionescu, the three-time Pac 12 player of the year. “They were getting in passing lanes, getting steals that helped us get transition shots, and our guards were shooting the ball well. Defensively really fueled our offense, our offensive shots. And, I mean, we were getting shooters in the right position, and they were shooting it like we normally do. So defense played a huge role in that.”While the Utes’ bench actually outscored Oregon’s, 25-20, the Ducks had a 15-7 scoring advantage with their fast break and converted 16 Utah turnovers into 16 points.“They turn your mistakes into points quickly,” Utah coach Lynne Roberts said. “Usually those things go hand-in-hand, you turn it over, you give their playmakers and shooters a chance to just sprint and line it up. I know it was correlated with our transition D, it is hard to get back on defense off of a live ball turnover, especially with their speed. So that was part of it.”Utah, which has been led by underclassmen all season, including in its 72-63 opening-round win over Washington, was paced by freshmen Lola Pendande and Brynna Maxwell, who finished with 15 and 12 points, respectivelyOregon, which swept the regular-season series by a combined 64 points, shot 29 of 58 (50%) in the game. The Ducks were 12 of 23 from 3-point range, falling one 3-pointer shy of tying the Pac-12 Tournament single-game record. March 6, 2020 SCOUTINGWith several potential draft picks playing for Oregon, a handful of WNBA scouts were in the stands for the quarterfinal.INCOMINGNevada’s Gatorade Player of the Year, Taylor Bigby, an Oregon-commit, was in attendance with her father, Lamar, to watch the Ducks. Bigby helped Centennial High School make history last month, as the Bulldogs won the Class 4A state championship for an NIAA-record sixth straight time. It’s the school’s 12th championship, all of them in the past 19 seasons.UP NEXT With a third straight Pac-12 regular-season title in hand, the Ducks will ride a 17-game winning streak into their fourth successive Pac-12 Tournament semifinal, where they’ll meet Arizona, a 73-86 winner over Cal in an earlier quarterfinal.Oregon, which has played for the last two Pac-12 championships, is looking for its second conference tournament title after winning in 2017-18. Stanford defeated the Ducks in last year’s title game.BIG PICTUREUtah: The Utes’ underclassmen accounted for 73% of the team’s offensive production this season, including 42% from their three freshmen: Maxwell, Pendande and Kemery Martin. In all, there are eight underclassmen on Utah’s roster, making the future bright for coach Lynne Roberts’ group.Oregon: Shelley, just a freshman, continues to impress off the bench, as she now has six double-figure scoring games. The Australian is a Pac-12 all-freshman honorable mention after averaging 6.3 points. Shelley broke Oregon’s single-game record for 3-pointers in the 10th game of her college career when she went 10 for 14 from deep in a 32-point performance against UC Riverside on Dec. 16.