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Search Opened for Vermont Chamber President

first_imgThe search is open for the new President of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. A search committee, comprised of leading Vermont employers from diverse business sectors and sizes all around the state, has been convened by Vermont Chamber First Vice Chair Mark Saba.Saba stated, Vermont s vibrant and diverse business community defines the Vermont Chamber s goals and priorities. The next President will take the reigns of the Green Mountain State s largest member-driven employer association.Saba, Chair of the search committee, owns two auto dealerships in Central Vermont, and one in Rutland. As the Voice of Vermont Business, the Vermont Chamber, our new President, and our talented staff, will be on the forefront of growing Vermont s economy while enhancing the quality of life we all cherish, Saba said. The new Vermont Chamber President will have big shoes to fill.Vermont Chamber Board Chair Rick Milliken, General Manager of the Doubletree Hotel Burlington, noted: Leading the team to identify the next Vermont Chamber President is an enormous responsibility. We thank Mark for his volunteer leadership; the task force is enthusiastic to work with Mark to identify the best candidate for the job.The Search Committee will be responsible for screening candidates, reviewing resumes, narrowing the pool, interviews, and negotiations. According to Saba, the Committee will recommend the top candidate to the Vermont Chamber Board of Directors by this summer. Interested individuals may call the Vermont Chamber at 802-223-3443.The new president will replace interim Vermont Chamber President Chris Barbieri. Barbieri was President of the Vermont Chamber for many years before leaving in 2003 to run the Vermont Chamber s international trade office in Shanghai, China. He took over on an interim basis for Duane Marsh when Marsh left his post in December to pursue other opportunities.last_img read more

New safety equipment bolsters Greater Binghamton Airport

first_imgTOWN OF MAINE (WBNG) — It may look like a space roving vehicle, but the new Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicle at the Greater Binghamton Airport has finally arrived. “It’s modern technology for us, it’s a quicker response for us. It helps us because we’re not fumbling around, like I said before, looking for switches and buttons. It’s all right there, it’s within reach of the driver.” The purpose of the vehicle is to contain a fire or emergency situation until additional help arrives. All equipment on board assists in doing that, including new technology that makes the job easier. Crew members know just how much this new vehicle will help them accomplish their job of keeping everyone safe. “This was part of our entitlement funding from two years ago. The vehicle takes a long time to actually put together because it’s so specific. We just got it in stock this week and we’re using it,” said Broome County Commissioner of Aviation Mark Heefner. Compared to the older model truck, still on-site and available for use, the newer model allows crews to efficiently keep the runways safe.center_img Airport officials say this is incredibly important, especially since a select few are a part of these safety crews that do so much. “It’s meant to be a one man show. One person here can operate this truck and apply 1,500 gallons of water in about two minutes time,”said Rosenbauer Delivery Specialist Karlo Groeneweg. “The equipment was out-dated. So finally we’ve got on board push button controls. We have forward facing infra-red cameras,” said Airport Operations Specialist Michael Norton. “Our team is very professional and very good, but they don’t do the firefighting every single day in, day out, like the actual professionals do. They also have their other duties like snow removal, like ensuring the security at the airport,” said Heefner.last_img read more

LeBron inspires Cavaliers to beat Warriors and force Game Seven at NBA Finals

first_imgThe Cleveland Cavaliers took another step in their historic comeback attempt with a 115-101 win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday to force a once-unthinkable decisive seventh game to the NBA Finals.The LeBron James-led Cavaliers, one victory away from becoming the first team to win an NBA championship after falling behind 3-1 in the Finals, will now head to Oakland for Sunday’s winner-take-all showdown riding a wave of momentum.”It’s two of the greatest words in the world, and that’s ‘Game Seven,’ so I’ll play it anywhere,” James told reporters when asked about hitting the road for Sunday’s game.Cleveland used an explosive first half in which they led by as many as 22 points to set the tone and never allowed the usually sharp-shooting Warriors to settle into a rhythm or get any closer than seven points the rest of the way. [email protected] shares what he saw in his teammates that gave him the belief that they could force a Game 7. #ALLin216 — Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) June 17, 2016The Cavaliers built a 24-point lead in the third that looked like it might spell the end for the Warriors but the reigning champions finally closed out the quarter on a 10-0 run to pull within nine points.But the Cavaliers, who got a game-high 41 points from James, managed to hang on for the win and keep alive their hopes at a maiden NBA championship.”If you start out every season & say, ‘we get 1 game at home to win the NBA championship’, I’ll take it every time.”— GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) June 17, 2016 Stephen Curry scored a team-high 30 points for the stunned Warriors but the two-time reigning league Most Valuable Player fouled out of the game late in the fourth quarter and then, in a rare display of frustration, threw his mouthguard into the stands to earn the first ejection of his career.But Curry insists he and his teammates have not lost sight of their goal.”We know what kind of team we are, what we’re capable of, what we’ve accomplished so far, and how together we are,” said Curry. “We haven’t splintered at all. I think we’re more mentally tough than letting two games not go our way kind of put any doubt in our heads.”Steph on the team’s mindset heading into Game 7. #NBAFinals— GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) June 17, 2016 After falling behind 2-0 in the series, the Cavs were left for dead by many impartial observers who expected the top-seeded defending champion Warriors to run away with the series, some even calling for a four-game sweep.But after splitting the next two games, the resurgent Cavs used a sparkling Game Five performance to shift momentum in their favour and, perhaps, place a seed of doubt in the minds of the Warriors.The Cavaliers are now just the third team to force a Game Seven after falling behind 3-1, joining the 1951 New York Knicks and the 1966 Los Angeles Lakers.There’s only one thing left to do…— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) June 17, 2016 With the win, the Cavaliers also kept alive their quest for a maiden NBA title that would be Cleveland’s first professional sports championship since the 1964 Cleveland Browns of the National Football League.”We want to give the city of Cleveland a championship. We want to give the state of Ohio a championship. We want to give the Cleveland organization a championship,” said Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue. “So that’s what we’re all about, and that’s what we’re trying to do.” –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Council to grit 17 routes across Donegal tomorrow morning

first_imgDonegal County Council has announced that gritters will be out on selected routes early tomorrow morning.Temperatures are expected to drop to 1C tonight and there is a risk of frost, mist and fog in the north west.Gritters were out on a number of routes from 9pm tonight and are preparing to treat the following routes from 6am on Thursday morning: 01: National Primary North02: National Primary Central03: National Primary South04: Inishowen South05: Inishowen East06: Inishowen West07: Milford South09: Cill Ulta East12: Binswilly13: Stranorlar North14: Stranorlar East15: Stranorlar West16: Donegal West17: Donegal North18: Donegal SouthLT: Letterkenny TownBT: Buncrana Town CouncilCheck Donegal County Council’s interactive map for gritting routesAssume that no road is ice free.Council to grit 17 routes across Donegal tomorrow morning was last modified: November 6th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Secular Cosmology Is Useless and Pointless

first_imgFirst of all, the atheistic multiverse is absurd. Spike Psarris shows this clearly in his video. The multiverse is not just a leap of faith. It is not merely a matter of lack of knowledge. It is positively anti-knowledge! It cannot possibly be true. For one thing, it denies any plausible form of causality. For another, it leads to logical absurdities. As such, it must be rejected by anyone who respects reason at all.Second, the case for design is a positive argument, not a negative argument (e.g., god-of-the-gaps). In every case where we observe a complex, specified, functioning, informational system coming into existence, we know that intelligence had a role in its causation. This is an argument from what we know, not from what we don’t know. Add to that the fine-tuning arguments and probability arguments. Together, these empirically-based and mathematical arguments shout design through a megaphone to anyone not blinded by their hatred of any thought of God.Third, we have an Eyewitness who tells us what happened! Given the absurd alternatives, what is preventing you from trusting what He says? “For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens (he is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it; he did not create it empty, he formed it to be inhabited!): “I am the Lord, and there is no other.” (Isaiah 45:18). (Visited 752 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Secular cosmologists admit they will never know how things began, and that the search is pointless. How is this ‘science’ even worth considering?Nothing banged, and became everything. How’s that for science? Sad as it seems, this is the belief of modern scientists who reject “In the beginning, God.” Ross Pomeroy of Real Clear Science, in an article echoed on, quoted some of the world’s leading cosmologists about what came before the big bang in his article, “We’ll Never Know For Sure How Everything Began.” Before reading the following quote, one must realize that the secular cosmologists express confidence in the big bang model far exceeding its empirical support, as shown by Spike Psarris in his video, “What You’re Not Being Told About Astronomy,” Vol. III, “Our Created Universe.” After Pomeroy lets Sean Carroll of Caltech opine that the big bang theory is “100 percent true,” then comes its downfall:But that percentage of surety dwindles to nothing when discussing the singularity that supposedly started it all. Where did it come from? What came before it? What caused it to “bang” in such a big way? As Carroll admitted, this singularity and its accompanying “bang” are essentially stand-ins for what we don’t – and currently can’t – actually know.“It’s the time at which we don’t understand what the Universe was doing,” he said on Science Friday.And we might not ever understand it, at least with current methods of observation.If you look at the transcript of his interview on Science Friday, and search for the word “know,” you find that he knows almost nothing about anything that matters. So why are people listening to him, as if he is some great prophet for the 21st century?Pomeroy also quotes Alan Guth, father of Inflation Theory (the Guth Goof). The only thing Guth knows is that the universe had a beginning. But he too admits that he doesn’t know anything about the cause of the big bang or inflation. He speculates out of thin space:“It certainly looks like the universe that we observe around us… definitely had a beginning,” MIT cosmologist Alan Guth, the originator of the theory of cosmic inflation, said in an interview for the PBS show Closer to Truth [dated 2015]. “That doesn’t mean that that beginning was necessarily the ultimate beginning of all of reality. There may have been some prehistory to what we’re here calling the beginning.”Pomeroy goes on to call theories for the cause of the universe “fanciful ideas,” but cosmologists are at a scientific “dead end” where they can only speculate. He briefly entertains some of the fanciful ideas, but then says,All of these ideas sound cool, but none are reasonably testable, rendering them useless at the present time.Classically, science is supposed to be useful, not useless. And cosmology’s fanciful ideas are not just useless now, he says. They might be useless forever. That makes them pointless, too. Using a tontological formulation of present knowledge, he continues:We [tontology] will likely never know for sure how everything began, or even if there was a beginning. Perhaps the timeless quest to uncover our ultimate origins is pointless, a selfish side effect of our innate human need for a coherent narrative of existence. Indeed, the very concept of a beginning may be flawed, based on our comparatively paltry experience in this mystical reality. The Universe, and indeed all of Reality, is by no means required to conform to our concept of a “beginning”.And of course, no matter how far down the rabbit hole we travel, there could always be a question of “what came before?” The search for a beginning will likely never end.Do you have a point?Stephen Weinberg was criticized for his statement in his book The First Three Minutes (1977, rev. 1993), “The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless.” So what was his point in saying that? Can pointlessness give rise to a point? He tried to wiggle out of that in an interview for PBS. We don’t see any cosmologists saying anything now, though, to counter Pomeroy’s contention that secular cosmology is useless and pointless. How could such a view give rise to “our innate human need for a coherent narrative of existence”? What on earth does “coherent” mean, without presupposing laws of logic that are timeless and universal?All of these ideas sound cool, but none are reasonably testable, rendering them useless at the present time.It’s Worse Than They Are SayingIn a new video at Prager University, Brian Keating, an astrophysicist at the University of California, San Diego, asks “What’s a Greater Leap of Faith: God or the Multiverse?” The humorously-animated five-minute film lays the choices side by side. Keating shows how modern cosmologists, having rejected God for “no evidence,” have embraced a fantasy worldview for which there is absolutely no evidence, never will be any evidence, and is actually anti-evidence. “So let me ask you,” he ends, “who’s taking the bigger leap?”So far, this presentation of theistic cosmology vs secular/atheistic cosmology is weak. While we appreciate Pomeroy’s honesty about secular limits to knowledge, and Keating’s argument that theism is stronger than the alternative, much more certainty can be attained – so much more, in fact, that it is time to call the secular scientists’ bluff and not let them get away with pretending to be prophets of knowledge. Particles do not become people!last_img read more

October National Sausage Month

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, sausage is the meat that goes with every meal. In fact Americans love sausage so much, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) estimates people will consume 14 billion servings of it this year or more than 38 million servings per day—and that doesn’t even include the 20 billion hot dogs consumed yearly by Americans that also fall into the larger sausage category.With Fall in the air and tailgating season in full swing, the sausage love peaks in October as Americans celebrate National Sausage Month. As part of this year’s celebration, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council is highlighting great sausage recipes and inviting sausage fans to submit their own for a chance to win a sausage shopping spree and a new sausage cooking pan.“Whether people enjoy their sausage linked, loose or pattied or made with beef, pork, lamb, chicken or turkey, sausages are so versatile that they can be used in a wide variety of dishes, said NHDSC President and ‘Queen of Wien’ Janet Riley. “Beyond our own recipes, we love sharing the creative ideas of sausage fans to increase sausage enjoyment for all.”Sausage fans can submit their favorite, most creative recipe that can be made in under 20 minutes [email protected] by October 16 for a chance to win. The best recipe as judged by NHDSC staff will win a $100 gift card for their favorite sausages plus a Sausage Pan, designed with deep curves specifically to cook sausages. The first runner up will receive a $50 gift card for their favorite sausages plus a Sausage Pan. The top three choices all receive official National Hot Dog and Sausage Council t-shirts and bumper stickers and have their recipes featured on the NHDSC All-Recipes page.In addition to more than 100 recipes, the NHDSC has extensive resources on sausage at including a Sausage Glossary, Cooking Tips, A Beer and Sausage Pairing Guide, A Guide to Charcuterie and Hot Dog and Sausage Trivia. The Council also posts regular sausage and hot dog news, facts and folklore on its Facebook page.Established in 1994, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council conducts scientific research to benefit hot dog and sausage manufacturers. The Council also serves as an information resource to consumers and media on issues related to quality, safety, nutrition and preparation of hot dogs and sausages.last_img read more

Fall spraying options this late in the year

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest For many farmers, harvest wrap up is so close yet so far away. That means many fields haven’t been sprayed either. Bradley Ott, Territory Manager with DuPont Pioneer gives some options for farmers that might be getting concerned about not getting that fall burn-down application done yet in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.last_img

Future Tech: Peek Into The Future of Aerial Cinematography

first_imgWhat do you think of autonomous aerial drones? Let us know in the comments. MIT Researchers are developing a new software-based system for aerial drone cinematography.Cover image via Shutterstock.The days of dual drone pilots and camera operators may be numbered. According to MIT News, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are currently developing a new software that allows drones to frame (and maintain) shots while performing aerial maneuvers — while also avoiding obstacles).Autonomous Filming“There are other efforts to do autonomous filming with one drone. They can follow someone, but if the subject turns, say 180 degrees, the drone will end up showing the back of the subject. With our solution, if the subject turns 180 degrees, our drones are able to circle around and keep focus on the face. We are able to specify richer higher-level constraints for the drones.” —Daniela Rus, MITWhile self-flying drone technology already exists on the market, MIT’s new software may be the beginnings of a far more autonomous and intelligent version that can recognize more precise framing concepts and opportunities. As you can see in the examples above, the technology can recognize and program variables such as shot size, viewing angle, and screen position.Viewpoint and Obstacle Avoidance“The key to the system is that it continuously estimates the velocities of all of the moving objects in the drone’s environment and projects their locations a second or two into the future. This buys it a little time to compute optimal flight trajectories and also ensures that it can get recover smoothly if the drone needs to take evasive action to avoid collision.” —Javier Alonso-Mora, MITThe new software also represents a major advancement in AI-recognized elements such as velocity and location. The drones can “update its position projections about 50 times a second,” which allows for greater calculations and predictions for where it needs to be to avoid collisions while maintaining viewpoints.An Open FutureWhile MIT’s new technology and software may be a work in progress, it shows how quickly the tech is advancing and offers a glimpse into just how intuitive and autonomous future iterations may be.For more resources on future tech and drone technology, check out some of these resources.This Stabilization Tech Will Change Drone Footage ForeverThe Technology Behind Brain Farm’s Breathtaking CameraworkNAB 2017: DJI Announces New Goggleslast_img read more

Raptors ground Hawks

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kyle Lowry had 15 points and a career-high 13 rebounds as the Raptors snapped a two-game skid. Seven players finished in double figures for the Raptors.Dennis Schroder scored 14 points and Taurean Prince and Marco Belinelli each had 10 for the Hawks. Atlanta was coming off Friday’s rally to beat New York, but it had nothing left after leading by one point late in the first quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutToronto scored 39 points in the second and faced no danger of another third-quarter meltdown that proved costly this week at New York and Indiana. The lead surged to 36 by the 9-minute mark of the third on Serge Ibaka’s short jumper, and the Raptors went up a game-high 45 in the fourth.Toronto’s bench outscored the Hawks’ reserves 43-14 by halftime as Powell, Jakob Poeltl and Pascal Siakam each scored in double figures (Powell 13 and Siakam 13, Poeltl 12.) Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa There were plenty of second-quarter highlights for Toronto but one of the best came in the final minute, when Lowry ripped the ball from John Collins and passed upcourt to DeRozan at the 3-point line. DeRozan immediately did a tip-pass for an alley-oop that Siakam slammed down for a 67-39 lead.The victory set the Raptors up for what could be an easy next three weeks as they play just one opponent that’s currently over .500.TIP-INSRaptors: DeRozan’s streak of 113 consecutive games in double digits, one shy of Lowry’s franchise-best mark, was snapped. … In Friday’s loss at Indiana, Lowry became the first Toronto player to have consecutive games in leading the team in points, rebounds and assists. … F C.J. Miles missed his second straight game to stay home for his daughter’s birth.Hawks: C Miles Plumlee, acquired in the offseason trade that shipped Dwight Howard to Charlotte, finally made his Atlanta debut late in the fourth and went scoreless with no rebounds in nine minutes. The Hawks would like to get something more from Plumlee, who’s in the second season of a four-year, $52 million contract, but has been sidelined recently with a strained quadriceps.ADVERTISEMENT Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win PLAY LIST 01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 UP NEXTRaptors: Host Charlotte on Wednesday.Hawks: Host Cleveland on Thursday. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Atlanta Hawks forward DeAndre’ Bembry (95) and Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) vie for the ball during the first half of a NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)ATLANTA — Norman Powell scored 17 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 16 and the Toronto Raptors blew out the Atlanta Hawks 112-78 on Saturday night.Toronto dominated the game so completely that it needed just 28 minutes from DeMar DeRozan, one of the NBA’s most prolific scorers. DeRozan handed out a game-high eight assists and finished with just two points on 1-for-5 shooting before sitting out the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT McCollum fuels Blazers rally past Wizards Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img read more

Photos/Videos: SMU Had To Push Bus Out Of Snow To Make It To Practice In Philadelphia

first_imgSMU players push bus after it gets stuck in snow.Instagram/sterlingbrown3 Duquesne isn’t the only college basketball program to run into some serious blizzard-related bus problems in Pennsylvania. Undefeated SMU is in Philadelphia for tomorrow’s game against Temple, and the team had to push its bus out of the snow in order to make it to practice this afternoon. #PhliiyChroniclesA video posted by SB (@sterlingbrown3) on Jan 23, 2016 at 8:55am PST Our Bus got stuck.— Ben Moore (@JaminTheFiend) January 23, 2016Things aren’t nearly as dire for the Mustangs as they are for the Dukes, however. SMU was able to make it to the gym.Oh the weather outside is frightful But the gym is so delightful And since we’ve no place to go Let It Snow #PonyUp— SMU Basketball (@SMUBasketball) January 23, 2016Not even a blizzard can beat SMU. Bus stuck until players helped push. Practicing now. SMU-Temple 11am CT ESPN2— Ted Emrich (@tedemrich) January 23, 2016“We’re talking about PRACTICE?!” … Not even #blizzard2016 can stop us! SMU vs Temple – Noon Sunday #ESPN2 #PonyUp— Jay Duncan (@JayDunks) January 23, 201618-0 SMU faces Temple at noon tomorrow.last_img read more