Utah State Football’s Dominik Eberle Named PFF Honorable Mention All-American

first_img Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Monday, Utah State senior kicker Dominik Eberle earned honorable mention status on Pro Football Focus’ All-American team.Eberle is the second Aggie to gain such honors as junior linebacker David Woodward netted first-team honors from PFF in 2018.The 6-2 190-pound German national leads the Aggies with 97 points on the season, having made 19 of 22 field goal attempts and all 40 of his PAT attempts.Eberle presently has a school-record 348 points and is one of 12 Mountain West Conference student-athletes to be named to the PFF All-American team. December 2, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Football’s Dominik Eberle Named PFF Honorable Mention All-American Tags: David Woodward/Dominik Eberle/Mountain West Conference/USU Footballlast_img read more

Bad Fall In Race Doesn’t Stop Lull

first_imgColebrook Glad He came for SprintThere might be a faster horse than Lull in Friday’s $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita Park. But it’s hard to imagine there’s a 2-year-old filly in the race possessing more heart.After winning her debut by three lengths at Belmont Park, Lull clipped heels rounding out of the turn and fell hard in Saratoga’s $100,000 Bolton Landing Stakes. She got up, ran off before being collared by the outrider, then was walked back to trainer Christophe Clement’s barn. Sixteen days later, Lull shipped from upstate New York to Kentucky Downs to capture the $350,000 Exacta Systems Juvenile Fillies over the promising Caroline Test.“She’s so athletic that she could overcome that — mentally, too,” said Adele Dilschneider, who bred and co-owns Lull with Claiborne Farm.“The way she came out of that, I’ll remember forever,” said trainer Christophe Clement. “Remarkable horse. It just shows she’s a great filly with a very good mind. Very few horses could fall and then do so well.”Lull is a daughter of Claiborne’s stallion War Front. Her mom, Quiet Now, is from the family of the late Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and Horse of the Year Saint Liam, as well as 2016 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile contender Gun Runner and Grade 1 winner Buster’s Ready.She was second to La Coronel in Keeneland’s Grade 3 Jessamine Stakes, which at 1 1/16 miles is a sixteenth-mile longer than the Breeders’ Cup.“We’re very proud of her for putting in that kind of effort,” Claiborne president Walker Hancock said of the Kentucky Downs victory, adding of the Jessamine, “She ran fine. We were second-best, but we’re going to take another shot here. The race is a sixteenth-mile shorter, and it will be firm turf again, so I think we have a shot. She’s 15-1, and she should be 15-1. That filly beat her handily, and I know there are some really nice fillies that ran well in Grade 1 races in Europe. But we like our chances.”Colebrook happy Limousine Liberal made trek from KentuckyWith Lord Nelson scratched Thursday after being treated with antibiotics for an infected cut, trainer Ben Colebrook is really glad that Limousine Liberal shipped from Kentucky for Saturday’s $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint. It was no sure thing that the 4-year-old would make the sojourn after losing Keeneland’s Grade 2 Phoenix by a gut-wrenching nose to streaking A.P. Indian. The inch or so margin was the difference between having an entry fees-paid trip and paying his way.The Keeneland-based Colebrook said he left the decision up to owners K.K. and Mike Ball, both former trainers. “I just told them the horse was doing well and if they wanted to take a chance, he’s probably worth coming,” Colebrook said Thursday. “Now I’m glad we did with the two scratches.”Earlier in the week, Belmont’s Grade 1 Vosburgh winner Joking was declared out with a temperature. That leaves a field of seven, which would make it the smallest Sprint field ever. Last year, champion Runhappy mastered a capacity field of 14 at Keeneland.“I think he’s coming into this race a lot better,” Colebrook said of Limousine Liberal’s second Sprint. “He’s still a bit of a work in progress. Last year, he’d never been in a field that size and faced those kinds of horses. He had a little bit of an inside post, and when that wall of dirt hit him, he was kind of lost. This year, he has an outside post (now 7), and I think he’s more mature and the blinkers last time helped.“Having Jose Ortiz back helps. Last year, every time he ran he had different rider. It was like nobody got in a real groove with the horse. Jose really knows him, has a lot of confidence in him. I think the key to the horse is you just have to wait and let him decide when he wants to make his run. Not anybody’s fault, but I think the other riders were sensing that when he wasn’t on the lead and it was time to go, they would make him go. And he doesn’t like that. His head would come up. Every rider who got off him always said it felt like there was more there; he just wasn’t giving it to us. I think his last race he really laid down and ran. What I’ve always seen with the horse in the morning, he finally showed in the afternoon.”Limousine Liberal burst on the scene last year when, after winning a Churchill maiden race and Ellis Park allowance, he finished second in Saratoga’s Grade 1 King’s Bishop behind Runhappy, who also had won an Ellis allowance race. He finished 11th in the Breeders’ Cup. The son of Successful Appeal was equipped in blinkers after finishing seventh in Saratoga’s Forego this year. Then came the Phoenix.“At first I thought I got beat,” Colebrook said. “Then I thought I won. Then I thought it might be a dead heat. Then I saw he did get beat. So a lot of emotions in the span of 20 seconds.”Phoenix victor A.P. Indian brings 6-race win streak into SprintThe 6-year-old gelding A.P. Indian, the 4-1 fourth choice in the Sprint’s morning line before the two scratches, is unbeaten in six starts after ending 2015 with a sixth in Saratoga’s Tale of the Cat and another sixth in Keeneland’s Phoenix.“He came out of that with a chip in his knee, so he probably had that chip going into the first race at Saratoga,” said Richard Masson of Versailles, Ky., who with his family bred and owns A.P. Indian in the name of their Green Lantern Stables. “They suggest you give them 60 days after that; we gave him six months. When he came back from that fully rested, he was a different horse.”A.P. Indian, who is trained in Maryland by Fairhill-based Arnaud Delacour, was scratched from Belmont’s Vosburgh because of the muddy track, running in the Phoenix a week later and nosing out Limousine Liberal. Joe Bravo, aboard for the gelding’s last five races, has the mount.“It will be tough,” said Masson’s wife, Sue. “There are a lot of good horses in there. But Joe Bravo is really confident in him. He loves him. They’re a good combo. When you have a jockey who is really confident in a horse, your horse runs better. That’s good karma coming in. So we just hope.”The gelding is out of the same mare as 2015 Indiana Derby winner Tiz Shea D. His third dam was the late Warner Jones’ Fit for a Queen, a popular mare who earned $1.2 million in the early 1990s racing in all the filly and mares stakes around Kentucky.Jennie Rees is a racing communications specialist from Louisville. Her Breeders’ Cup coverage, which concentrates on the Kentucky horses, is provided free to media as a service by Kentucky Downs, Ellis Park, the Kentucky HBPA and JockeyTalk360.com.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Trump blamed for Obama USDA actions

first_imgDear Editor:In response to Elmer Leighton’s letter of 3/4/17, “Time to hurt animals,” I wish your research had gone further than automatically blaming President Trump for the removal of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service website (APHIS). Lately, unlike the last eight years, it seems a weekly regular tidbit of anti-Trump “news” graces the pages of the Hudson Reporter with or without checking the facts; however, I’ve not seen this type of scrutiny during the Obama administration.Having said that, according to the USDA, the blacking out of the APHIS web site providing animal rights information and data was removed due to the site containing personal information of employees and stakeholders, and that the move commenced under the Obama administration; moreover, a serious accusation was applied in Mr. Leighton’s letter to President Trump in “Time to hurt animals” alluding to the fact that Mr. Trump willfully intends to ‘hurt animals.’Did Mr. Leighton do the prerequisite “Real News” research? Again, President Trump gets the blame for an act put in place under the Obama regime, like the ICE enforcement of illegal immigrants across the country that was set in motion by President Obama in 2016 to be triggered on 2/17 (after the election).The USDA said that the blacking out of the documents was a result of its “commitment to being transparent, remaining responsive to our stakeholders’ informational needs, and maintaining the privacy rights of individuals.” It also stated that the decision to remove the records from public view resulted from a yearlong “comprehensive review,” and noted that individuals will continue to be able to access records through FOIA requests. Those can take months or years to receive responses.“I would certainly agree that protection of personal information is of utmost importance, especially given the rich history of targeting the individuals involved in animal research,” said Matthew Bailey, the president of the Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) in Washington, D.C., which defends the use of animals in research, in a statement. “However, this change also makes it more time consuming, although not impossible, for organizations like FBR to analyze trends in animal use in research.”Check the Facts Yourself:http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/02/updated-usda-responds-outcry-over-removal-animal-welfare-documents-lawsuit-threatshttp://www.animals24-7.org/2017/02/05/is-protect-the-harvest-behind-usda-purge-of-animal-welfare-act-data/USDA removes online database that included animal abuse; activists cry foulThank you,John Amatolast_img read more

Ocean City Swimmer Amanda Nunan Wins a State Championship in 500 Free

first_imgOcean City High School freshman Amanda Nunan won the 500-yard freestyle at the state Meet of Champions on Sunday at Gloucester County Institute of Technology.Nunan won the event in 4:51.93 to become Ocean City High School’s first individual state champion in girls’ swimming. Sophomore Amber Glenn took third in the same event in 4:58.36.Senior Noel Styer finished third in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.54 seconds.Nunan also took  second in a close 200-yard freestyle race. She finished in 1:49.66, just .25 seconds behind the winner (Casey Lawson of St. Rose).Two Ocean City relays had Top 3 finishes. The Red Raiders finished third in the 200 free relay (Nunan, Styer, Gabby Breazeale and Aly Chain) and second in the 400 (Nunan, Styer, Breazeale and Glenn).last_img read more

Baking Industry Awards ’19: Customer Focus

first_imgAward category sponsored byWinner: Great British Biscotti CoNo matter how many times it has been said: “The customer is king,” says Paul Rostand, owner of Dorset-based Great British Biscotti Co.After spending many years sounding out new products for supermarkets, Rostand left retail to found his own company. He sought to innovate in a British way, with biscuits designed to linger and be savoured.Rostand has created bespoke biscotti for two top-end customers – the National Trust and Hotel Chocolat – which were so pleased with his focus and efficiency in terms of creativity, production and delivery that he was asked to extend the ranges.For the National Trust, Paul’s Great British Biscotti range includes flavours such as the quintessentially English Stilton & Raisin, and a distinctive North American range that includes Banoffee Pie. For Hotel Chocolat, the chocolate orange has had a makeover and is now crafted with the best Belgian chocolate, alongside biscotti such as Dark Chocolate, plus White chocolate, Cranberry & Pistachio.Further exclusive lines are planned, and Rostand’s reputation has already reached Canada, where ‘baked in Britain’ and his artisanal exclusivity has yielded a significant order.“The Great British Biscotti Company had a clear objective, which focused on delivering an ambitious category-first, while putting its customers at the heart.” Ellie David, marketing manager at sponsor CSM Bakery SolutionsFinalist: Hungry ScarecrowWhen Barbara Richardson founded Hungry Scarecrow in Stamford, Lincolnshire, her aims were not standard. She wanted to go one better.A focus on her customers meant giving them wraps and products such as pizza bases that were not just gluten-free, but also nutritious.Richardson wanted them to enjoy goods that were high in both fibre and protein, with superior taste and texture.However, she also knew what she wanted to avoid: the usual ingredients such as starches, thickeners and high salt. This focus on giving customers – mainly online and via farmers’ markets – the necessary nutrition and quality set her apart from most other suppliers and led her to complete a project with Nottingham University.The result was a clean-label, nutritious, gluten-free wrap, made with blended flours, including teff, coconut and quinoa and two prebiotics to help with flexibility and texture. One essential criterion was that the wraps should not dry out when being filled, while cost and shelf life were also factors. The project has achieved everything: functionality, reasonable cost and 4-6 weeks’ durability.Finalist: Mark’s Cotswold BakeryMark Woodgate and his wife Sharn have just moved to a larger site, with him baking and her running the business side of things.This small, artisan business is growing fast, which they put down to being customer-focused in all they do.“We start every relationship with a pre-booked tasting of our award-winning breads,” says Sharn, explaining that the bakery’s customers are primarily restaurants, delis and village shops in the Cotswolds.“We want to continue growing by contributing to their menus and experiences, delivering excellent, consistent, high-quality, handcrafted, tailored bread. As well as authentic handmade sourdoughs, the business has listened to its customers’ needs and is providing flatbreads, brioches and burger buns.“We also work with new flours and experiment, down to granular detail, with different coloured seeds on their individual burger buns.” She adds: “Our high-level customer service means always being flexible so we will deliver additional products on Sundays and bank holidays.”last_img read more

Smirk central

first_imgFor generations, Harvard and humor have gone hand in hand. From “The Great Butter Rebellion” of 1766, when students proclaimed the butter “stinketh,” to a notice posted in 1903 by undergrads urging their classmates to return home due to a (phony) diphtheria outbreak, to the annual hilarity of the Hasty Pudding Theatrical’s musical, it seems mischief and mirth have always been part of campus life.Now one bastion of Crimson irreverence is lifting the curtain on its history, influence, and inner workings.The Harvard Lampoon first appeared in February 1876. Inspired by the London-based Punch, the Harvard humor magazine blended written satire with witty illustrations. The mission of its seven undergrad founders was simple, if open-ended: “Have a cut at everything around us that needs correction.”For almost a century and a half that founding ethos has endured. In honor of the magazine’s 140th anniversary, Harvard University Archives is hosting an exhibition of memorabilia that tells the story of The Lampoon through the years. Though archivists have collected Lampoon material for decades, more recently — spurred in part by the 2009 centennial of the its famous building — they began a more formal conversation with magazine trustees about how best to preserve the publication’s eclectic ephemera.The exhibit ‘shows people what we have been up to creatively for over a century.’ — Mark Steinbach ’17“Essentially, students take things home,” said archivist Megan Sniffin-Marinoff, who helped curate the show. “They might find them years later and send them back to us. We have started to amass a considerable amount of material.”Alumni and students, she added, “are interested in working with us and bringing in more.”“Remorseless Irony and Sarcastic Pens: The Story of the Harvard Lampoon,” on view through Oct. 2, features a sampling of Lampoon-related treasures in five display cases and along several walls of Pusey Library’s ground floor. Original and digitally reproduced manuscripts, sketches, scrapbooks, clippings, magazines, posters, and parodies all help paint a picture of the magazine and how it has shaped and been shaped by campus life and the world beyond Cambridge.The cover of the “Red Scare Issue” from 1950 — featuring a red dragon with a hammer and sickle stuck in its claws — is just one of many Lampoon-related treasures on display through Oct. 2. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer“It’s a good chance to see how The Lampoon has fit into Harvard as a whole,” said current Lampoon president Mark Steinbach ’17. The exhibit, he added, “shows people what we have been up to creatively for over a century.”Along one wall several covers highlight the influence of politics on The Lampoon. An illustration of Teddy Roosevelt appeared in 1905. Later cover drawings depicted Franklin Roosevelt shaking the hand of the John Harvard Statue, and presidential candidates Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy riding dodos and waving small American flags. The cover of the “Red Scare Issue” in 1950 featured a red dragon with a hammer and sickle stuck in its claws.You can see the writers “were absolutely being affected one way or the other by the outside world, and their thinking about what they were walking into, what they were reacting to,” said Sniffin-Marinoff.Other covers point to The Lampoon’s love of parody, including one of the magazine’s most famous spoofs, a take-off of a 1972 Cosmopolitan issue complete with the image of a buxom, cross-eyed brunette next to the headline “How to Tell if Your Man is Dead,” as well as a centerfold of Henry Kissinger, his head superimposed on a naked cabdriver. Nearby, a letter from Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown, who had seen advance proofs of The Lampoon issue, encouraged the students to tone down their sexy headlines and swap out the woman on the cover with an image of one who appeared more upbeat.One of the Lampoon’s most famous spoofs is a take-off of a 1972 Cosmopolitan issue, complete with a centerfold of Henry Kissinger, his head superimposed on a naked cabdriver. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer“She looks gloomy,” wrote Brown, “which is always a put-off.” Readers weren’t put off. The issue broke sales records.No exhibit on The Lampoon would be complete without a nod to its famous pranks. Last summer Lampooners fled for New York with The Crimson president’s chair, and there posed as Crimson staffers and convinced Donald Trump they backed his presidential bid. Proof of the escapade, a photo of Trump sitting in the celebrated seat, is included in the show.To highlight the range of talent that has passed through The Lampoon’s doors, the first exhibit case features a rotating item from the collection. Currently it holds “Bayeux Travesty,” a cover from 1966 by the late David C.K. McClelland ’69 that many consider the magazine’s finest. A faithful take-off of the Bayeux Tapestry depicting the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England in 1066, McClelland’s drawing tells the story of a football victory over Yale.Other gems include cover art by Fred Gwynne ’51, who went on to play Herman Munster in “The Munsters,” along with a book of drawings and poems by John Updike ’54. Additional artwork and text from writers and illustrators who found fame at The New Yorker, Life, and in shows such as “Seinfeld” and “The Simpsons” point to The Lampoon’s status as a talent farm.“A lot of Lampoon grads were on the ground floor of “The Simpsons,” said Ted Widmer ’84, who crossed paths at the magazine with future “Simpsons” writer and late-night star Conan O’Brien ’85.Widmer ultimately turned his professional focus to politics and history, but the author said he often injects humor into his work and regularly relies on other lessons from his Lampoon days when putting his thoughts on the page.“Not trusting everything that you are told, looking for human interest in everything, especially in the official narratives that governments and institutions tell, and just always trying to look at everything in a fresh new way,” said Widmer, “I got all of that from the Lampoon.” Conan: Explore, learn, take risks In visit to Harvard, O’Brien tells students how humanities opened his world Before landing writing gigs with HBO’s “Veep” and then Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” the first African-American woman to run The Lampoon, Alexis Wilkinson ’15, told the Gazette her work with the magazine was a critical piece of her Harvard education.“Anytime I have free time, I’m going to be at The Lampoon if I can,” she said. “I’m going to be thinking about The Lampoon, talking about The Lampoon, I’m going to be working on it. In a lot of ways to me, it’s more important than classes.”The exhibit includes artwork and text from writers and illustrators who found fame at The New Yorker, Life, and in shows such as “Seinfeld” and “The Simpsons.” Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerAlong an entire wall hangs the largest artwork in the show, a montage created by Michael Frith ’63, another former Lampoon president. Now a member of the magazine’s graduate board, Frith worked as an editor for Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, at Random House, and later became executive vice president and creative director for Jim Henson Productions, where he helped design beloved Muppets such as the Swedish Chef, Dr. Teeth, and Fozzie Bear.Seven years ago, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Lampoon Castle, Frith created the drawing for the magazine’s holiday card. His piece, “Ghosts of Christmases Past,” features a festive celebration among the magazine’s notable dead.“I was thinking if some of those people could have gotten together for that centennial party, who would those people have been, what would it look like, and how interesting might it have been to attach some faces to those famous names.”In Frith’s bash, Lampoon founder Ralph W. Curtis, Class of 1876, mingles with “Animal House” co-writer Douglas C. Kenney ’68, author George A. Plimpton ’48, Updike, and numerous other Lampoon luminaries.Like many, Frith hopes the Harvard show will lead to a greater appreciation of The Lampoon’s contribution to “American culture all across the board.”The magazine, he added, holds “a long and fascinating history with some of the most extraordinary people who have gone out into the world and really made a mark for themselves and changed the way America works from a very artistic and creative” point of view.For Steinbach, the show highlights something else: The Lampoon’s role in helping Harvard students, and the wider world, not take themselves too seriously.“Harvard can kind of be a serious, self-important place, and The Lampoon likes to be a reaction to that.” That reaction, he added, is key “because you can’t take things too seriously, and The Lampoon embodies that.”SaveSaveSaveSave Relatedlast_img read more

Village Ventures and FreshTracks Capital Announce $1 Million Investment in Mophie

first_imgVILLAGE VENTURES AND FRESHTRACKS CAPITAL ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION INVESTMENT IN MOPHIE”Vermont-based venture capital fund finances investment in Burlington-based iPod Accessories firm founded by 19-year old serial entrepreneur(Middlebury, VT 8/1/2006) – FreshTracks Capital, L.P. (FreshTracks), a Middlebury-based venture capital fund focused on investing in Vermont growth companies, announced its investment in mophie” of Burlington, VT. FreshTracks joined majority investor, Village Ventures, a Williamstown, MA based venture capital firm.Together, the syndicate invested one million dollars in the company, with an additional amount to be invested in the near future. mophie” is a developer of innovative, value-added solutions for the digital lifestyle accessory market, currently focusing on iPod accessories. mophie” was founded by Ben Kaufman, a 19-year old entrepreneur while he attended high school on Long Island, NY.Bo Peabody, who led the transaction for Village Ventures, founded Tripod Inc., one of the original developers of web-based personal publishing and communities in 1992 while he attended Williams College, then sold Tripod to Lycos in 1998.Sharing the perspective of college student entrepreneurs, Kaufman and Peabody connected immediately. Peabody commented, Bens maturity, understanding of his market, and vision for his product are exemplary. The power of the iPod economy continues to dominate digital media, and Ben has done a great job tapping into that community in conceptualizing and crafting mophies innovative RELO product line.Kaufman has been managing businesses since he was 14, when he founded his first company, a web development firm called BKMEDIA. Kaufman relocated mophie” to Burlington, VT when he enrolled at Champlain College and decided to lay down roots in the Champlain Valley of Vermont. Kaufman is one of the charter members of Champlain Colleges BYOBiz Program, which encourages student entrepreneurs to bring their businesses with them to college.Its hard to believe that something that started as a daydream in my high school math class has come to fruition. I am here today because of the incredibly tight-knit Vermont business community which has helped this 19-year-old prove that no matter how old, or young, you are, if you work hard enough and never give up hope for your dream… it can certainly come true, said Kaufman.Lee Bouyea, an Associate with FreshTracks Capital added, Weve been working with Ben for close to a year now, advising mophie and networking with Ben to locate the resources necessary to help the company become equity ready.FreshTracks recently assisted in hiring CEO Dave Schmidt to the company, allowing Ben to focus on product development and marketing, the two things he does best. Bouyea will join the board of directors when the transaction is completed.Schmidt brings to the company his former experiences as VP of Sales at Burton Inc., the international snowboard company, and as GM of Himaya, a sports sunscreen company, both based in Burlington, VT. Schmidt is excited to drive the mophie” team to success and said, This is a terrific opportunity to run a young company with amazing potential, and to help Ben realize his vision. Doing all of this here in Burlington makes it even better. This is a great place to grow a branded consumer products company, and we want to make mophie the next in a long line of successful growth companies that tap into the Vermont brand.Kaufman continued, I am super-psyched to begin pushing forward with the team we have now put in place. With backing from FreshTracks and Village Ventures, along with the amount of knowledge and experience they bring to the table, we are primed to make a huge impact on this market.mophie” is the 13th investment in FreshTracks first fund. FreshTracks provides a broad spectrum of equity financing to growth companies. Its investments include seed and early stage financing provided to re-launch EatingWell, a food and nutrition media company located in Charlotte, VT; financing for the going-private transaction of Vermont Teddy Bear; and expansion financing provided to ClearSource, a water bottling company with a flagship plant and springs in Randolph, VT.FreshTracks is often the first stop for Vermonts entrepreneurial companies seeking equity financing, no matter what their size or stage, said Cairn Cross, Managing Director of FreshTracks Capital. We have demonstrated that we can provide financing and value to very young companies as well as play an integral role in high-profile, complex private equity transactions, such as Vermont Teddy Bear in 2005.About mophie”mophie is a developer of innovative, value-added solutions for the digital lifestyle accessory market. Dreamt by a 19 year old with a head full of ideas, our goal is to create a funky product development firm built around good people and great ideas. For more information visit mophie.com.About FreshTracks Capital, L.P.FreshTracks Capital L.P. (www.freshtrackscap.com(link is external)) is an $11 million venture capital fund formed in 2001 and part of the Village Ventures nationwide network of venture capital funds. Since inception, FreshTracks Capitals first fund has invested more than $6 million in 13 portfolio companies. FreshTracks invests between $250,000 and $1,500,000 in private growth-oriented companies, primarily companies in close geographic proximity to Vermont. FreshTracks Capital, L.P. has 53 limited partners including Middlebury College, Banknorth, National Life Insurance Company, Key Bank, the John Merck Fund and Vermont Community Foundation.About Village VenturesVillage Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm investing in exceptional entrepreneurs building information technology and life sciences companies in emerging domestic geographies. Village Ventures identifies promising investment opportunities in partnership with its nationwide network of 13 early stage venture capital funds focused on these emerging markets. The combination of local capital and hands-on investment focus with Village Ventures’ centralized services and national network helps create compelling and innovative companies.www.villageventures.com(link is external)last_img read more

Carlton Fields celebrates 100 years with community service programs

first_img August 1, 2002 Regular News Carlton Fields celebrates 100 years with community service programs Carlton Fields celebrates 100 years with community service programscenter_img In celebration of its centennial year, Carlton Fields law firm is giving a number of birthday gifts to each of the communities where it has offices.“Carlton Fields is blessed with a rich history and tradition of service to its clients, the profession, and its several communities throughout the state of Florida,” said Tom Snow, Carlton Fields’ president and CEO. “We have always believed that if we are successful in those three endeavors we will be successful as a firm and as individuals. Our centennial projects are just a snapshot of what this firm has appropriately and gladly undertaken to give back to our communities.”Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., the firm’s chair emeritus, said he wonders what founder Giddings Mabry would think of the firm today. In 1901, Mabry, then age 24 and just graduated from the South’s only law school — Cumberland, in Lebanon, Tennessee — created the firm in Tampa.“Today we are a talented, well run firm that is nationally recognized not only for the outstanding abilities of its lawyers but also for their unselfish pro-bono service on behalf of the less fortunate,” Smith said. “We are known, too, for providing a benign, family-friendly and gender-friendly place to work. We have awards to prove it. We have progressed. But in order to continue that progress we must hold to the values we have developed collectively in our century of effort.”The Tampa office has adopted the Child Abuse Council, Inc., an agency that focuses on child abuse prevention, parenting education and family strengthening. Carlton Fields, along with client First Union, serves as a major sponsor of a fundraiser luncheon showcasing the Child Abuse Council and highlighting the Fathers Resource Center, whose mission is to make available to any father of young children the resources, support information and education that will enable him to develop a positive and nurturing relationship with his children.The Tallahassee office has adopted ECHO (Emergency Community Help Organization) family services program. Having established a legacy of sheltering the homeless, feeding the hungry and finding jobs for the unemployed, the Tallahassee office’s employees have held several furniture and household good drives for echo’s temporary housing facility, Bethany Family Apartments, whose goal is to keep homeless families intact while they work to rebuild their lives by participating in ECHO’s job training program.The Miami office, in collaboration with other organizations, has adopted Welfare to Work, a program designed to provide the occupational skills training necessary for a long, successful career in a law firm environment. Through college classes, law firm internships, and mentoring, candidates are prepared for their desired positions and receive continual support for their first year in the field.The West Palm Beach office has adopted New Hope Charities and will participate in funding projects to assist disadvantaged families in the Belle Glade-Pahokee area of Florida.The St. Petersburg office adopted Resurrection House, Inc., a non-profit, charitable organization that provides interim housing for families in need. Over the course of the past year, the St. Petersburg office has provided pro bono legal services to or for the benefit of Resurrection House; held a Career Clothing Drive, where a significant amount of career clothing was donated to residents of Resurrection House; provided typing and word processing instruction for residents of Resurrection House; held a “Painting Party” to refurbish the premises of Resurrection House; and contributed economically to the benefit of Resurrection House.The Crisis Nursery, which provides temporary day care to abused and at-risk children, has been adopted by the Orlando office that was primary sponsor of the 2001 “Fun Day” at Great Oaks Village. Carlton Fields lawyers spent the day leading in games and sharing refreshments with disadvantaged and abused youth.last_img read more

Medford Woman Killed in Yaphank Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 22-year-old Medford woman was killed when a vehicle she was riding in crashed head-on into two others in Yaphank on Saturday night.Suffolk County police said Kaitlyn Dougherty was a passenger in a Nissan heading westbound on Horseblock Road when the driver, 23-year-old Christopher Torres of Nesconset, lost control of his vehicle and crossed into the eastbound lane near the corner of Yaphank Avenue at 7:28 p.m.The Nissan hit two eastbound vehicles, a Ford van driven by William Paravella of Mastic and a Volkswagen driven by Daniel Dittmar of Center Moriches, both 31.Dougherty was pronounced dead at the scene. Torres was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.Paravella, Dittmar and the passenger in the Volkswagen, 35-year-old Stephen Zanca of Yaphank, were taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where they are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.Fifth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact them at 631-854-8552.last_img read more