Fleming, Fischer receive BPW awards

first_imgFleming, Fischer receive BPW awardsST. JOHNSBURY, VT — Business and Professional Women/USA’s St. Johnsbury chapter President Susan Ohlidal is pleased to announce that BPW has chosen Carolyn ‘Lyn’ Fleming as ‘Woman of the Year,’ and Harriet Fischer of Lyndonville will receive the ‘Woman of Achievement Award.'”Woman of the Year” designation recognizes a BPW member who has made outstanding contributions to her community and to BPW over the past year. “Woman of Achievement Award” honors a woman for life-long accomplishments, goals realized, and mentoring or being a role model for other women in business or the professions. This award does not necessarily have to be awarded to a BPW member.”Woman of Achievement” Award winner Harriet Fischer has been a contributing freelance writer for The Caledonian Record since 1980; she has also written feature stories for the Burlington Free Press, the Newport Daily Express and had an article published in Yankee Magazine. Harriet is well-known for her historical research of the Northeast Kingdom — particularly the history of Lyndon and Lyndonville — is called upon to speak on local history at local schools, and is the author of three books, including Willoughby Lake: Legends and Legacy. Harriet lives in Lyndonville.Carolyn ‘Lyn’ Fleming, BPW’s “Woman of the Year” is employed by Union BankCitizens Division, and is President of the Board of Directors for Kingdom Animal Shelter. She is also a member of the Friends of Davies Memorial Library in Lower Waterford, volunteering for fund-raising-related activities, including seasonal decorating, book sales, etc. Lyn has held several offices in the local BPW chapter, including that of President. She is bookkeeper for her husband’s business Bryant E. Fleming, Builder. Lyn has one married daughter, and currently lives in Waterford with three cats.Founded in 1919, Business and Professional Women/USA promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. With 1,500 Local Organizations across the country and members in every congressional district, BPW/USA is the leading advocate for millions of working women on work-life balance and workplace equity issues. The St. Johnsbury Chapter of BPW, along with all local BPW organizations, provides members with professional development programs, networking, participation in grassroots activism, and opportunities to support scholarships for disadvantaged women.Outgoing St. Johnsbury BPW Chapter President, Pat Westover, had this to say in a recent interview, “Business and Professional Women/USAs express goal is to achieve equity for women in workplace.” Ms. Westover continued By providing advocacy, education and information for working women here in the Northeast Kingdom, as well as though out the country, BPW is fulfilling a vitally important roleand the contributions of women such as Harriet and Lyn embody BPW’s mission.”last_img read more

Malls may close, cinemas to remain shut as Jakarta reimposes PSBB

first_img“We’ve learned a lot over the past seven months. We’ll follow the government, as it knows the situation better,” Djonny said as quoted by kompas.com.”We’re in tatters right now, but we should not put blame on anybody,” he added.Previously, Djonny said the association had established several health protocol plans for the reopening of cinemas and had presented them to the city administration.”We’ve gone through a long process, such as making a proposal and presenting it. We just need to wait for the right timing,” he said.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan announced on Wednesday that the administration would reimpose a stricter PSBB policy as COVID-19 cases in the capital continued to rise. He said the policy would come into effect on Monday.As of Friday, Jakarta had confirmed 51,635 COVID-19 cases, with 11,696 active cases and 1,365 fatalities.Read also: Medical association advises 3-week PSBB period for JakartaThe capital city has seen a spike in new infections in the past few weeks, which has strained the city’s healthcare system.The isolation and intensive care unit (ICU) bed occupancy rates in the capital reached 77 percent and 83 percent respectively on Wednesday. The city has 4,053 isolation room beds and 528 ICU beds remaining.The Jakarta Health Agency predicted that the city would run out of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients by December if cases continued to increase at the current pace and if no intervention were made to increase hospital capacity. (nal)Topics : Shopping malls in Jakarta will likely cease operation for a second time when large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) are reinstated in the capital on Monday, an official has said.”In the early stage of PSBB back in March, the Jakarta administration also temporarily shut down shopping malls,” Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economy Agency acting head Gumilar Ekalaya said on Thursday.The malls’ daily needs retailers, such as supermarkets, might be allowed to stay open, he said, while restaurants inside shopping malls might be permitted to provide delivery services only. The Jakarta administration will postpone its plan to reopen movie theaters in the city.”We’ll put off the cinema reopening plan,” Gumilar said, adding that officials were awaiting the issuance of a gubernatorial regulation detailing the PSBB measures.Indonesian Cinema Owners Association (GPBSI) head Djonny Syafruddin said the association was ready to follow the Jakarta administration’s instructions.Read also: Satellite cities undecided about following Jakarta with strict virus curbslast_img read more

GSA athletics director retires after 31 years

first_imgBLUE HILL — When Jim Murphy began working for George Stevens Academy in 1973, he only intended to stay for a year.“Then one year turned into two, and two years turned into three, and three turned into 41,” Murphy said. “It’s a great place to work.”Murphy, who has served as GSA’s athletics director for the past 31 years, retired this summer at the age of 64. GSA tennis coach Larry Gray will take over the position this fall.“I’m really fortunate he has stepped up to do the job,” Murphy said. “He’ll do great, I’m happy for him.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMurphy, a Rumford native, credits the coaches who have joined GSA throughout his three decades as director for the school’s athletics success.“You have to surround yourself with good people,” Murphy said. “That’s how you end up with good programs.”Murphy mentioned the contributions of coaches like Gray, who helped start the tennis program in 1996. Since then, the boys’ team, under Gray and several other coaches’ leadership, has won nine of the last 10 Class C Eastern Maine championships.“And the girls’ team is not far behind,” Murphy said. “Our tennis program is probably the most successful one we have.”Murphy rattled off the accomplishments of other various GSA coaches, including baseball coach Dan Kane, boys’ basketball coach Dwayne Carter and swim coach Don Driscoll.Kane’s squad competed in the regional championship this spring, Carter’s entered the postseason tournament as the east’s No. 2-seed, and some 30 swimmers joined Driscoll’s team in its second year as a program.Murphy also coached varsity boys’ basketball at GSA for 14 years, during which he recalls qualifying for the postseason tournament all but three times.“We have a great student body here,” Murphy said. “I think our kids are really good, coachable kids.”Murphy’s wife retired in September, and the couple has already moved to Augusta to live closer to family.Murphy said he is excited to have the free time to travel, but he will miss the coaches who made his job so enjoyable.“They’re not only great coaches,” Murphy said. “They’re great people and great friends.“I think I’ll find a way to stay involved.” Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Bio Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Latest Postscenter_img Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016last_img read more

‘I hate watching him’! Former Chelsea star tells Blues to forget about signing Real Madrid star

first_imgFormer Chelsea midfielder Ray Wilkins has told the club to forget about signing Real Madrid star Pepe.The Portugal defender, whose contract expires at the end of next season, has been linked with a move to the Blues.But Wilkins claims any move for the Brazil-born centre-back would be disastrous.“Jose Mourinho obviously knows Pepe from Real Madrid,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “I’m told, off the field, he’s a diamond of a young man.“But watching him, he frustrates the life out of me. I hate watching him. He’s a feigner and a red card walking.”last_img read more