Downtown 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.
BIRMINGHAM, England (CMC) – Inexperienced West Indies will hope to silence their many detractors when they clash with a dominant England in the historic day/night opening Test at Edgbaston here today, in what is likely to be their sternest challenge in recent times.Written off long before arriving here for the three-Test series, the Caribbean side are expected to be put under intense pressure from an England squad still buoyant from their emphatic series win over South Africa last month.Further, the Windies have not won a Test here in 17 years and are also without a series win in nearly three decades, since the incomparable Sir Vivian Richards presided over a 3-1 victory in 1988.Captain Jason Holder, on his first tour of England since taking over the helm of the side two years ago, told reporters here yesterday that despite being underdogs, he had been boosted by his side’s form in the recent first class tour matches.“We’re obviously huge underdogs. England are a very good cricket team. They’ve played some very good cricket and a number of their players are in good form,” Holder said.“And likewise for us, we’ve had a pretty decent year so far in Test cricket – we’ve won one Test game so far and we’ve lost two.In that last series against Pakistan, I felt there was significant improvement. We had guys who showed progress and improvement and (are) showing signs they can compete here at Test level.“For us, we’ve just been focusing on ourselves primarily and trying to nail down our processes, and I think we have been doing that in the warm-up games so far, so we only hope that can transcend into the Test series.”West Indies have showed signs of form in the tour matches, with four batsmen – Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Roston Chase and Kieran Powell – all getting hundreds in the drawn game against Derbyshire last week.Chase, in particular, has been outstanding with scores over fifty in his four innings on tour while Jermaine Blackwood has also been among the runs.Seamer Kemar Roach, on his first Test tour in nearly two years following a spell on the sidelines due to injury and loss of form, started the tour with a five-wicket haul against Essex while rookie 20-year-old speedster Alzarri Joseph shone with a four-wicket haul against Kent.Pacer Holder, who bowled well in the Derbyshire day/night game, said it was important the Windies bring all the facets of their game together, especially since they would be playing under lights with the pink ball.“I think our bowling has really carried us throughout the last few Test matches. We’ve got people like Shannon Gabriel who has had a pretty decent year, myself I haven’t been doing too badly,” he pointed.“We’ve got Miguel Cummins, young Alzarri Joseph – Kemar Roach is actually showing some very, very good form, so I’m really confident in our bowling.“It’s just for our batsmen to make some runs. We’ve struggled in the past primarily with our batting but so far on this tour we’ve been doing really well so I’m expecting things from the batsmen.”He added: “The mood is good. We have two solid weeks of preparation here in England. I felt these three tour games were of good benefit to us. We got a chance to get acclimatised, obviously (got) a chance to see how the pink ball operates here in England and obviously the red ball so it was a pretty good exercise in the last two weeks.”The Windies enter the series with a less than stellar recent record, with just three wins in their last 23 Tests and without a Test series win in three years.In fact, the last time West Indies beat a side ranked higher was in 2012 when they secured a 2-0 series win over New Zealand in the Caribbean.The Test, the first to be played with the pink ball in England, bowls off at 14:00hrs (09:00hrs Eastern Caribbean time).SQUADS:ENGLAND – Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Dawid Malan, Toby Roland-Jones, Ben Stokes, Mark Stoneman, Tom Westley.WEST INDIES – Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Braithwaite, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kieran Powell, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach.
– pillion rider flees sceneA 16-year-old student of Bina Hill Secondary School, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) is now dead after he lost control of the motorcycle he was riding along the Annai main access road on Wednesday.Dead is Danillo Allicock of Surama Village, North Rupununi, Region Nine. After the accident, the pillion rider, whose identity remains unknown, fled the scene with the motorcycle leaving Allicock’s body on the roadway.Reports are that around 12:45h on the day in question, Allicock was riding along the roadway at a fast pace while another vehicle was travelling in the opposite direction.Owing to the narrowness of the roadway, the now dead teenager attempted to take evasive action by pulling to the right side of the road to avoid a collision, but the clay, loam and gravel surface caused him to lost control of the motorcycle and run off the road into thick vegetation.As a result, he and the pillion rider fell to the ground and sustained injuries. Preliminary Police reports stated that Allicock received severe injuries to his head while his pillion rider sped away from the scene.The injured youth was discovered by a passer-by who immediately contacted the Annai Police Station to notify ranks of the incident. An ambulance was dispatched to the location and Allicock was transported to the Lethem Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.Allicock’s body was taken to the hospital’s mortuary for storage and a post-mortem.Meanwhile, the Police are hunting for the pillion rider and the motorcycle that was involved in the accident. At present, the identity of Allicock’s pillion rider and the licence plate number of the motorcycle remain unknown to law enforcement.Allicock is the third motorcyclist to lose his life on the roadways in Guyana in the month of December.