City Market, Onion River Co-op Announce New Board of Directors

first_imgDowntown Burlington’s cooperative grocery store, announces three new members to its Board of Directors: Ann Ramsay, Susan Munkres, and Wayne Warnken. The new Board of Directors will begin their three-year terms on January 1.Ramsay, a nurse and acupuncturist, has been a Co-op member for the past three years and was also a member many years ago when the Co-op was located on Archibald Street. Ramsay is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Nursing at the University of Vermont where she teaches several courses in Chinese Medicine.Munkres has been involved in organic gardening, CSA’s, farmers’ markets, and co-ops for over 20 years, but most recently lived in the deep South where alternatives to the conventional food system were few and far between. She also teaches about food systems to high school and college students.Warnken, a family physician at the Community Health Center, has lived in Burlington for the past four years. As a physician at the Health Center, he says he sees the impact that nutrition has on our community every day and is looking forward to using those experiences to help continue City Market’s mission.Three Board of Directors, Garry Schaedel, David Booth and Kiernan Flynn, are stepping down on December 31. Both Schaedel and Booth served two full terms on the Board and both were President at different times. “They helped navigate the Co-op through rocky waters early in their terms,” said General Manager Clem Nilan. “It is a fitting tribute that they leave Onion River Co-op in a much better place than they found it.” Flynn served the Board for one year.About City Market, Onion River Co-opThe Onion River Co-op is a consumer cooperative, with over 3,200 members, selling wholesome food and other products while building a vibrant, empowered community and a healthier world, all in a sustainable manner. Recently awarded the 2008 Howard K. Bowers Fund Cooperative Excellence Award, City Market provides a large selection of local, natural and conventional foods, and thousands of Vermont-made products. Visit City Market, Onion River Co-op conveniently located in downtown Burlington, online at www.CityMarket.coop(link is external) or call 802-861-9700.last_img read more

View of Euthanasia – by a MS Survivor

first_imgDisability Rights Advocate Mark Davis Pickup (Beaumont, Alberta) talks about his clouded judgement at the time of his being diagnosed with MS. Mark’s story will be featured in Vulnerable: The Euthanasia Deception.last_img

Bayern’s Kimmich Warns No Room for Excuses as Olympiakos Visit

first_imgUEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUEBayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich has insisted that there was no room for excuses from his side now coach Niko Kovac has been sacked as they look to make a fresh start under interim manager Hansi Flick in the UEFA Champions League at home to Olympiakos Piraeus tonight.Kovac was sacked by the Bundesliga champions after their shock 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday which left them fourth in the table, four points behind leaders Borussia Moenchengladbach. “We must pull ourselves together, we have no alibis anymore. An excuse from the coach no longer exists,” Kimmich told a news conference on Tuesday ahead of the Group B match against the Greek side, who they beat 3-2 away two weeks ago.“It’s not so easy for Hansi, he hasn’t had a lot of time. The main responsibility now lies with the players.”Bayern have had a far smoother ride in the Champions League than in the Bundesliga and they lead Group B with nine points from three games, knowing a victory on Wednesday will seal their place in the Champions League last 16.Caretaker coach Flick revealed he will start veteran players Thomas Mueller and Javi Martinez against Olympiakos and said one of his priorities was to correct the team’s defensive problems.“The goals we conceded recently were not ‘Bayern like’ but today we trained today like we want to play,” he said.“Of course, you can’t change everything immediately, but it’s also about the selection with perhaps one or two tactical changes. Mueller is important for the club and has won everything. He can sweep the team along and lead them.“The team needs to be active and take the initiative, we need to show the quality we have in the squad.”WEDNESDAY FIXTURESPSG v Club BruggeR’Madrid v GalatasarayB’Munich v OlympiakosZvezda v TottenhamAtalanta v Man CityDi’ Zagreb v ShakhtarLokomotiv v AtleticoEUROPAGuimaraes v ArsenalShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Concern raised as cross border workers lose out on tax benefits

first_imgConcern has been sparked following revelations that workers from Donegal are losing tax benefits in Northern Ireland following changes introduced by the British government.Sinn Fein Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, who has written to both the British and Irish governments, outlined his concern on Monday.He said: “Over recent weeks, I have learned that with the introduction of the Universal Credit system by the British government, workers are now being asked to provide a postcode of residence within the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom to avail of tax credits. “Of course, workers from Donegal can’t provide such information and have found themselves being denied these vital financial supports.“I have made representations to the Minister for Social Protection and Employment Affairs, Regina Doherty asking that the Irish government seek an urgent resolution to this problem and my Sinn Féin colleagues Karen Mullan, MLA and Alex Maskey MLA have made similar representations to the British government.“Workers from Donegal working in the six counties or in the North of Ireland are denied access to supports like Family Income Supplement in the 26 counties because they are working in another tax jurisdiction,” he added.“This is bad enough but to also deny them tax benefits like any other worker in that jurisdiction is just plain discrimination and it has to be resolved and stopped as soon possible.” Concern raised as cross border workers lose out on tax benefits was last modified: July 29th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Man receives serious eye injury in vicious Letterkenny attack

first_imgA young man was left with a serious eye injury when he was attacked in Letterkenny.The attack happened around 3.15am on Sunday morning last at Lower Port Road.The man was knocked unconscious after he was set upon and sustained a serious eye injury. Gardai are trawling through CCTV footage as part of their investigation.They are keen to speak to a man who was seen with blood on his nose and possibly wearing a blue shirt who may have been involved in the attack.Garda Sgt Eunan Walsh said “The victim suffered a serious eye injury as a result of the attack and we are keen to speak to anybody who may have witnessed the incident.”Anybody with any information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 91 67100. Man receives serious eye injury in vicious Letterkenny attack was last modified: August 29th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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) Tags:attackeyeInjuryletterkennylast_img read more

So long and good riddance? One Black Hole fan’s final game at the Coliseum

first_img Raiders Straight Talk: Derek Carr speculation won’t stop any time soon Fittingly, the Raiders came to a crashing halt in their farewell game in Oakland — much to the bitter disappointment of the Black Hole denizens.That’s the place Jackson had invested 14 years of her life.Hundreds of face-painted, costume-wearing fans crammed into one of the most notorious and colorful seating sections in American sports for a gathering that was part family reunion, part wake.Mostly it was a teary-eyed, beer-soaked going-away party for this small segment of the 52,788 fans in attendance Sunday.As they’ve done so many times before, the Raiders left fans reeling in a second-half collapse that led to a 20-16 defeat. Soon they depart for Las Vegas and a modern, glitzy $1.9 billion stadium expected to open next summer. A more accurate reply, she admits, would’ve been “Maybe.”“I’ll have to see how I feel,” she said later. “I’ll always follow the Raiders.”Standing by her car hours later in the December twilight, Jackson kept repeating that she thinks the Raiders will play a few games in Oakland next year because the Las Vegas Stadium will not be ready for the 2020 season.Then she stopped herself.“It’s the last time I’ll be here,” Jackson said. “I head home and that’s a wrap.”It was true. This time goodbye felt like the real thing. How 6-8 Raiders can still make NFL playoffs after 4-game losing streak CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceOAKLAND — Sad. Mad. Cheated.Veronica Jackson, aka Mz Feisty Raider, summarized what many fans near and far felt Sunday as the sun finally set on the NFL at the Oakland Coliseum. Raiders Hudson, Brown make Pro Bowl; Waller, Jacobs do not Raiders’ Trent Brown goes to I.R., Jacobs won’t play against Chargers Boy gets caught in Black Hole frenzy, leaves with Derek Carr’s towel Jackson, 43 from Salinas, stood on a seat, reacting with outstretched middle fingers as the Jacksonville Jaguars scored with 31 seconds left to somehow overcome a 16-3 deficit in a matter of 15 minutes.She did not get the moniker Mz Feisty for nothing.SEASON PASS DIGITAL OFFERIf you have not already, we strongly encourage you to sign up for a digital subscription, which gives you access to all content on the Mercury News and East Bay Times websites. With your support, we can continue bringing these stories — and much more — to your screens. Here’s where to sign up for the season pass: Mercury News, East Bay Times.But Jackson mostly remained stoic while Black Hole mates nearby screamed obscenities in a section where “F-bombs” are as commonplace as hellos.The south end zone section of the Coliseum became home to a community of devotees like Jackson who turned Sundays into a semi-weekly Halloween festival. It began organically when the team returned from Los Angeles to Oakland in 1995.Cleveland has its “Dog Pound” and Green Bay its Cheese Heads. But those fans cannot match the passion and grittiness of the Black Hole where the participants share the duality of love and hate, sometimes in the same breath.Jackson has been coming for the love of it since 2005, as she developed lasting friendships through fanbase charity golf tournaments and other events. If misery loves company, then Jackson came to the right place.No one in the raucous section could find a Silver-and-Black-lining on this day even as thousands of fans lingered in the place they had felt so at home in for 25 years. The fraying threads of the Coliseum appealed to deep-rooted fans who took pride in an underdog mentality as Oakland lived in the shadow of glittery San Francisco.“It’s nice to have a new stadium, but I love our little craphole here,” Jackson said. “I love our broken seats, broken cup holders. We don’t need fancy.”While many said they would make the trek to Las Vegas when possible, the afternoon felt like the end of a piece of the NFL’s past. None of the Oakland contingent thinks Las Vegas fans can re-create the aura they had cultivated and nourished. Firstly, the Las Vegas parking is not conducive to the Coliseum’s massive tailgate parties.“It’s like getting the Grateful Dead together without Jerry Garcia,” said Black Hole fan Albert Diaz of San Diego. “It won’t be the same.”Jackson, a mother of two adult children, knew something precious had come to an end Sunday as much as she kept denying it.  She has never been the Black Hole’s most flamboyant character. But Jackson was part of the fabric that challenged the conventions of fandom.“The feeling once you go in there is so just alive and so vibrant,” she said. “Other sections are so boring. It’s so somber. They’re just sitting down.”Throughout the dismal second half, Jackson either stood quietly, screamed encouragement, or, as she had promised in the morning, sent a torrent of salty language toward those on the field.She contributed to the deafening din,  screaming every time the defense needed a stop in the woeful fourth quarter.Jackson also was not exactly surprised by the crushing outcome after witnessing only one winning season — in 2016 — since first going to a game in 2005. Jackson recalled meeting star receiver Jerry Rice in Las Vegas one time during an autograph promotion.“You’re a Raiders fan, huh?” Rice asked.“Through the good and the bad and the bad and the bad,” Jackson said she told him.The bad did not discourage her from continuing to return to the Coliseum. She was not about to miss Sunday’s finale.Jackson got a room by the Oakland International Airport so she could hang with friends on the eve of the game. They congregated Saturday night at the 991 Club in San Leandro. Jackson said she returned to her room at 4 a.m.Yet gameday preparations started just after 7 o’clock. Jackson chugged Dr. Pepper — her coffee — while applying makeup. Jackson is known for wearing a fedora hat over her long, chocolate brown hair and costume contact lens.She was dressed Sunday head to toe in Raider gear, including an Oakland shield chain necklace and dangling team-style earrings.Jackson became a Raiders fan while watching football with her grandfather, Arthur Jackson. Her grandfather loved the 49ers. But she loved the Raiders and their pirate image. Jackson said he looked as if he could have been former Raiders owner Al Davis’ brother.“He hated that,” she added.Although Jackson wanted to watch parades and cartoons on television, she also wanted to spend time with her grandfather. She was a bona fide fan by the time Jackson entered middle school.But she never imagined it would come to this.After triple checking that her makeup was in place, Jackson put a box of tissues into her purse. “I’ll be using these all day,” she said.Jackson then brought her luggage to her blue Lincoln with the license plate: FYZTR8R for Feisty Raider.Once inside the parking lot, Jackson was in her element. She bounced about thousands of other black-clad fans stopping at her friends’ tailgate tents as if on a pub crawl. “Tell Me When to Go” by Bay Area rapper E-40 blared across the parking lot.Jackson was stopped by an Oakland police officer who gave her a hug. “Come down and see me later,” he told her.Later, she bumped into former Los Angeles Raiders linebacker Jerry Robinson. More hugs and selfies for posterity.Jackson kept making the rounds. She dropped off a tequila bottle she had decorated in Raiders motif at the Darth Raider tent for an auction.A little later, Jackson, a personal assistant and creative artist, encountered Raiders fan Hector Marquez of Seattle. After they hugged, Marquez asked, “See you in Vegas?”“Yeah,” Jackson said.Related Articleslast_img read more

UNESCO names Kumbh Mela Intangible Cultural Heritage

first_imgAfter ‘yoga’ and ‘Nouroz’, Kumbh Mela/ KumbhMela, the largest congregation of pilgrims on the planet, has been listed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage under UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation). The Ministry of External Affairs said the inscription of ‘Kumbh Mela’ in the list was undertaken following recommendation by an expert body which examines nominations submitted by member countries of the UNESCO.“The Intergovernment Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage under UNESCO has inscribed ‘Kumbh Mela’ on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity during its 12th session held at Jeju, South Korea from 4-9 December 2017. This inscription is the third in two years following the inscriptions of ‘Yoga’ and ‘Norouz’ on 1st December 2016,” said the Ministry of External Affairs in a press statement.The Kumbh Mela is held in Haridwar, Allahabad, Ujjain and Nashik.last_img read more

Warranty Surveyors to Reduce Cargo Shifting Risk

first_imgzoom Due to a recent increase in the incidence of deck cargoes shifting in heavy weather, the London P&I Club said it supports a recommendation to appoint a warranty surveyor to supervise high-risk marine construction and transportation project operations where appropriate.“In the past year, LOC has seen many deck cargoes shifting in heavy weather,” Paul Walton, a director with international marine consultant LOC (Hong Kong), said.After further investigation, it has been discovered that the stowage and securing of these cargoes “did not comply” with the ship’s Cargo Securing Manual (CSM) or the practices laid down within the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (CSS Code) or other applicable codes of safe practice, Walton added.“Such losses have prompted the view that a suitably qualified Marine Warranty Surveyor (MWS) should be recommended to attend such load-outs. This would ensure that the port captain or supercargo carries out the operation correctly, and that the master is satisfied with the stowage, securing and tensioning requirements, as is his responsibility under SOLAS,” according to Walton.An MWS provides independent third-party technical review and approval of high-value and/or high-risk marine construction and transportation project operations, beginning at the planning stage. The objective of employing such a surveyor is to make reasonable endeavours to ensure that the risks associated with the specified operations are reduced to an acceptable level in accordance with best industry practice. The role of the MWS is independent of, and complementary to, that of the port captain / supercargo.“By appointing an independent third-party MWS to review the whole operation from start to finish, carriers and charterers will reduce the high-risk factor associated with deck cargoes. The attendance of an MWS will ensure that the regular areas of failure within a deck stow such as poor lashing equipment, insufficient use of lashing equipment, and non-compliance with all relevant safety codes will be avoided,” Walton said.last_img read more