first_imgSpeaker Shap Smith today announced the appointment of Representative Michael Fisher as the chair of the House Committee on Health Care.  Fisher, the current vice chair of the committee, replaces former Representative Mark Larson who resigned from the legislature in August to become the Commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access. Representative Sarah Copeland-Hanzas will become the committee’s vice chair. ‘Mike has been a leader in the House for over a decade.  His expertise in the field of health and human services is vast, and his enthusiasm to tackle the barriers to the access of quality affordable health care for Vermonters is unparalleled,’ said Speaker Smith.  ‘The legislature made great strides last year and Mike’s leadership was crucial to those efforts.  His leadership will be needed as we continue to move forward with health care reform.’ Rep. Fisher has been a member of the legislature since 2001, representing the towns of Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro. He served as the vice chair of the House Committee on Human Services from 2007-2010 and as vice chair of the House Committee on Health Care during the 2011 session.  Rep. Fisher works as a social worker in Addison County, having earned a masters degree in social work from the University of Vermont. ‘I am excited to continue to advance our state’s health care reform efforts,’ said Rep. Fisher.  ‘Reducing health care costs and improving access to quality care is vital to the health and economic wellbeing of the state, and I am confident in the ability of the committee to dig into that work.’ Rep. Copeland-Hanzas has represented the towns of Bradford, Fairlee, and West Fairlee since 2005.  She has been a member of the House Committee on Health Care for the past five years, and has served as Deputy Assistant Majority Leader since 2009.  Rep. Copeland-Hanzas is a small business owner, operating The Local Buzz Cafe in Bradford. ‘The House Health Care Committee has led the way in health care reform over the past two years,’ said Speaker Smith. ‘I am confident that Mike and Sarah will be a strong leadership team and look forward to seeing the progress of the committee.’last_img read more

first_imgThe Secretary of State stated that the impact of the proposed project on marine navigation, shipping and ports was the principal issue generating most attention and disagreement throughout the examination. Vattenfall submitted the application for the DCO in June 2018 and the Examining Authority was appointed at the end of the same year. “We continue to believe that Thanet Extension would be an important development for the local area, for UK energy security, and for the drive to reduce emissions,” Lane added. Commenting on the decision, Danielle Lane, UK Country Manager for Vattenfall, said: “Naturally we’re very disappointed by this decision and will consider how we proceed from here.”center_img Vattenfall is set to consider how to proceed with the Thanet Extension offshore wind project after the UK Secretary of State refused its development consent order (DCO) application. The project would extend the 300 MW Thanet offshore wind farm with 34 turbines located 8km offshore Kent, which would potentially double the output of the existing 100-turbine wind farm with more powerful machines.last_img read more

first_img Loading… Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo would be a perfect fit at Manchester United, says Shanghai Shenhua sporting director, Zhou Jun.Advertisement Read Also: Premier League: Two Chelsea stars pen new deals“Realistically, Ighalo suits Manchester United. But many thing are now uncertain due to Covid-19.Would Manchester United be willing to spend? Would their bid reach our expectation?Jun was quoted as asking  by netted 10 goals from 17 appearances for Shanghai Shenhua last campaign. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The former Super Eagles forward  could be on the brink of leaving Old Trafford following reports that the English club might be unwilling to pay the £20 million Shenhua are demanding for him.However, Zhou Jun has revealed that Ighalo will fit in well at United, but he suggested the club might find it difficult to pay such amount of money at this difficult times. Ighalo joined the Red Devils on a six-month loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua in the January transfer window.The 30-year-old has gone on to make a good impression at the club having netted four goals from eight appearances across all competitions. Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny9 Most Epic Movie Robots We’ve Ever Seen10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Why Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Of The Worst Celebrity Dads In Hollywood10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

first_img Published on July 17, 2012 at 11:07 pm Contact Michael: | @Michael_Cohen13 Facebook Twitter Google+ Seven schools, five without a football program and a sixth that was more than 20 years away from joining Division I, became the Big East in the summer of 1979.Football was irrelevant. Basketball was king.Three schools, all with their football programs in mind, will depart the Big East by the summer of 2013 in pursuit of gridiron glory and monetary maximization. West Virginia already jumped ship. Pittsburgh and Syracuse are soon to follow.Basketball is irrelevant. Football is king.“The Big East is not what it used to be,” Syracuse head basketball coach Jim Boeheim told The Post-Standard on Monday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd as announced earlier in the week, Syracuse will officially enter the Atlantic Coast Conference on July 1, 2013, after agreeing to a $7.5 million buyout that allows SU to depart one year early.It leaves one last go-round in the league that built SU athletics. One final year in the conference that blessed its fans with Georgetown vs. Syracuse. One final season in Boeheim’s tenure as Big East headmaster.The time has come for Orange fans to peer into Onondaga Lake and cherish a reflection filled with John Thompson’s, Jim Calhoun’s and Lou Carnesecca’s.“Next year will be a year we know we’ll reflect upon as we go through it,” Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross said. “It’s a great transition. It’s actually nice that we have this year to transition and still compete in the Big East with a lot of our colleagues that we hope to play in the future in a non-conference sense.”Gross is certainly correct in that regard. Had SU worked out an exit agreement that allowed it to up and leave immediately a la West Virginia, the departure would not have felt complete.There needs to be one final game between a Boeheim and a Thompson, even if it’s Thompson III. And you better believe there will be bragging rights for the final chapter in an historic rivalry.Any future nonconference games between them will be cosmetic epilogues at best.“It is what it is,” Boeheim told The Post-Standard. “We’ll focus completely on the Big East this year, just like we did last year. We’ll try to play the best we can, and we’ll let future take care of itself.”The future includes a newly extended 15-year television deal with ESPN that runs through 2026-2027, granting ACC schools greater financial security for the foreseeable future. The agreement gives ESPN title sponsorship rights for the ACC championships in sports outside of football.Though Big East purists were displeased last September when SU announced its impending departure, the decision was, in hindsight, a sound one.Gross has remained steadfast in his desire for Syracuse to ascend to the top of collegiate athletics, and the Orange won’t get there on Boeheim’s coattails. Even if he remains the school’s winningest coach.Football means money. Money means stability. And Gross, Cantor and Co. maneuvered themselves into a league with much better football and still-relevant basketball.“This was coming,” Boeheimtold The Post-Standard. “We knew it was coming. But it’s good to get it done.“I think the ACC is a tremendous league and it’s a tremendous opportunity for us.”It’s better for everyone to see Boeheim face off against Mike Krzyzewski and Roy Williams than Donnie Jones (Central Florida) and James Dickey (Houston).Who?That’s all still a year away, though. And Syracuse fans can’t forget that. If ever there was a reason to flock to the Carrier Dome for as many games as possible, SU’s impending exit is that reason.Each game will be remembered as “the last time” or “the final matchup,” meaning fans can watch history be written.The final words to Syracuse’s volume of the Big East encyclopedia will certainly be bittersweet, sad even. It’s difficult to envision one without the other after 30–plus years of friendship.But remember, at least there’s one year left.Said Gross: “It’s a very historical moment for Syracuse athletics.”Michael Cohen is a staff writer at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at or on Twitter at @Michael_Cohen13. Commentslast_img read more

first_img0Shares0000After a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Wembley, Chelsea captain Gary Cahill lifts the FA Cup trophy that has ‘saved’ Chelsea’s otherwise troubled season© AFP Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, May 19 – Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 to lift the FA Cup thanks to Eden Hazard’s penalty at Wembley on Saturday to salvage a disappointing season.In what is still widely expected to be Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s final game in charge, the Blues withstood a second-half onslaught from United after Hazard’s 22nd-minute spot-kick to ensure Jose Mourinho’s men end the season trophyless. On a day where the world’s eyes were on a royal wedding 18 miles west in Windsor, Chelsea reigned on the field to salvage a campaign in which they failed to even qualify for the Champions League after finishing fifth in the Premier League.And should it prove to be Conte’s last game in charge, the Italian’s bowed out on a high as his decision to start first-choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois for the first time in the FA Cup this season over Willy Caballero was justified by a series of saves from the Belgian to keep United at bay after the break.United were without top-scorer Romelu Lukaku from the start as the Belgian was only fit enough for a place on the bench against his former club due to an ankle injury.Garden of Eden: Chelsea’s Hazard opened the scoring at Wembley© AFP Glyn KIRKLukaku’s presence was missed as Chelsea settled quickest with Hazard particularly lively in the space between the United defence and midfield.The diminutive Belgian threatened first when he burst past Phil Jones only to see a fiercely-struck low effort parried by the legs of David de Gea.Hazard’s next break proved decisive as he took advantage of more indecision by Jones to race clear on goal before being chopped down by the England defender as he prepared to shoot.Chelsea players and Conte argued for a red card rather than yellow, but Jones’s attempt to play the ball saved him from a dismissal.Hazard dusted himself down to coolly send De Gea the wrong way from the spot for his 18th goal of the season.– Lack of invention –The second half was a big improvement on the first as the game began to open up with De Gea and Courtois making brilliant saves to keep the score at 1-0.United had come from a goal behind to win against Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-finals and the last time they met Chelsea at Old Trafford in February.However, the lack of invention that Mourinho’s side have been routinely criticised for throughout the campaign showed in their efforts to get back on terms.Jones had United’s best chance of the first half but headed wide at the back post as he tried to make amends for his earlier error.Marcus Rashford also failed to make the most of a rare start as a central striker in Lukaku’s absence.The England international was unable make a clean contact when teed up by a purposeful Paul Pogba run in the last action of the first 45 minutes.Courtois wasn’t called into action until just before the hour mark when Rashford stung his palms as United dominated the second half.The Chelsea ‘keeper then made a brilliant stop low to his left to parry an acrobatic Pogba effort and Alexis Sanchez was denied a ninth goal in as many appearances at Wembley when he was flagged offside after firing the rebound into the roof of the net.At the other end, De Gea kept United alive by saving from Marcos Alonso and Ashley Young was lucky to avoid conceding a second penalty when Alonso’s cross came off his arm.Rashford’s biggest and last chance to make himself a hero came 20 minutes from time when Courtois rushed from his goal to make a brilliant save from the forward’s attempted chip.Mourinho reacted by hooking Rashford and Jesse Lingard for Lukaku and Anthony Martial.But it was Pogba who had the biggest chance to level when the £89 million midfielder headed wide from a corner eight minutes from time.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more