VBSR Builds Bridge Between Vermont Businesses and College Students

first_imgVBSR Builds Bridge Between Vermont Businesses and College StudentsVermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announced that the Vermont Department of Labor has renewed a grant that funds a program to connect students approaching graduation from Vermont colleges and universities to exciting job opportunities with member companies. VBSRs Internship Program helps member businesses define intern positions and then finds qualified students who are interested in learning more about similar career positions. A recent survey of U.S. employers showed that 62% of college hires last year had held internships and that 31% of new college hires had come directly through an internship program.”We are thrilled to provide this bridge between talented college students who want to stay in Vermont and growing Vermont businesses who need talented young employees,” says Executive Director, Will Patten. “Thousands of students graduate from our colleges each year and go home because they dont know about all the career opportunities with our innovative new business community. This is a big win-win!”The initial grant from the Department of Labor, awarded in January of 2008, enabled VBSR to match 30 students with VBSR member businesses and organizations anticipating growth in the near future. This grant renewal will enable VBSR to focus on making 30 more matches in the year 2009 through relationships with Vermont institutes of higher learning.Businesses interested in creating opportunities for students, in exchange for finding valuable potential employee prospects, should get in touch with Tara Pfeiffer-Norrell by e-mailing TaraP@VBSR.org(link sends e-mail), or calling 802-862-8347.VBSR is a statewide business membership organization made up of 600 Vermont companies representing over 30,000 employees and $4.5 billion in annual sales. VBSR member companies are committed to VBSRs mission to foster a business ethic in Vermont that recognizes the opportunity and responsibility of the business community to set a high standard for protecting the natural, human and economic environments of our citizens.For more information contact Will Patten at VBSR at 802-862-8347 or WillP@VBSR.org(link sends e-mail)###last_img read more

All life’s comforts await high on the hill

first_imgThe kitchen at 23 Bahrview Drive, Bahrs Scrub.Mr Payne said the property had been a great family home.“Christmas, Easter and all those sort of things were always there. My youngest daughter was married at home and my eldest daughter had her wedding photos there, too,” he said.“At one point both girls, their husbands and one of our grandchildren were living here.”More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020 One of the living spaces at 23 Bahrview Drive, Bahrs Scrub.The main house has a cinema room with theatre lounge and sound proofing, family room with fireplace, bathroom, laundry and gym on the ground level.On the second floor there are formal dining and living rooms with a granite fireplace, and an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area. All the living areas open to the wraparound veranda.The two bedrooms on this level have walk-in robes and there is a family bathroom. The property at 23 Bahrview Drive, Bahrs Scrub.THIS sprawling 7283sq m property with main house and cottage is perched high on a hill in Bahrs Scrub.Owners Ron and Donna Payne built the property at 23 Bahrview Drive 25 years ago.“I love the privacy and the nature of the home. It has everything you could imagine — swimming pool, tennis court and home cinema. It’s like a resort really,” Mr Payne said.“I like sitting on the veranda and looking at the view and enjoying the breeze. I don’t mind watching a movie in the home cinema either.” The pool at 23 Bahrview Drive, Bahrs Scrub.The property includes a tennis court, pool and sauna.The home is being marketed by John Jessop of Elders Real Estate Shailer Park. The rumpus room at 23 Bahrview Drive, Bahrs Scrub.The main bedroom takes up the entire top floor and includes built-in robes, study nook, sitting area and ensuite with corner bath, dual basins and shower.On the lower level of the cottage there is open-plan living, dining and kitchen, bathroom, veranda and two bedrooms with a walk-in robe and ensuite to one.Upstairs there is an open-plan dining and kitchen area, bedroom, lounge area and study.last_img read more

Riches to rags: Stars who blew their footballing fortune

first_img Merson went broke after cashing in on his £800,000 pension to allow him to go on a betting frenzy. John Arne Riise: John Arne Riise was listed as bankrupt despite earning £50,000-a-week at LiverpoolCredit: Getty – ContributorTwo years after winning the Champions League with Liverpool, the defender was listed as bankrupt. Norwegian left-back Riise was just 26 at the time and was believed to be earning £50,000-a-week at Anfield. But an unpaid debt of around £100,000 was reportedly linked to an alleged £3m fraud investigation in Norway and Riise was declared bankrupt. Eric Djemba-Djemba: Former Man United midfielder Eric Djemba-Djemba blew his fortune and now plays in the SwissHaving played alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Ryan Giggs at Man United, Djemba-Djemba was declared bankrupt four years after moving to Aston Villa. The Cameroonian midfielder spent time at St Mirren and in the Indian Super League to recover funds. And as SunSport found out in November, Djemba-Djemba is now playing in front of 88 fans in the Swiss fifth tier. Brad Friedel: A football academy in the US saw Brad Friedel face repossession of his house as £5m of debts mounted upAmbitious plans to build a football academy in the United States blew up in American’s face. Former Tottenham and Aston Villa goalkeeper Friedel reportedly owed £5million and repossession proceedings began on his £260,000 house. This was despite the current head coach of MLS team New England Revolution then earning £50,000-a-week at Villa Park. read also:Italian Players’ Association on ‘unacceptable’ rulingPaul Gascoigne: Troubled England icon Paul Gascoigne came close to bankruptcy.Gazza managed to avoid bankruptcy in 2016 despite facing a £42,000 bill of unpaid taxes to HMRC. But the England hero went through a troubled patch which saw him reportedly in debts of up to £200,000. Gascoigne has struggled with depression and substance abuse. Celestine Babayaro: Former Chelsea man Celestine Babayaro was declared bankrupt in 2011.Babayaro was the popular left-back at Chelsea and Newcastle United. Marauding up and down the left wing at Stamford Bridge and St. James’ Park in the noughties, the Nigerian picked up a healthy pay packet. But by January 2011 the defender was declared bankrupt on the public record of the London Gazette. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The World8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single Movie Here, SunSport of UK takes a look back at the high-profile stars who blew their millions on booze, bets and.. football academies. Loading… Asamoah Gyan: Former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan is understood to be brokeThe former Sunderland striker used to drive around in a Rolls-Royce but was recently claimed to have just £600 in his bank account whilst being unable to provide for his family. Gyan who was reportedly earning £227,000-a-week at Shanghai SIPG, bizarrely seems to have lost all his money amid a fallout with his family. Ronaldinho: Brazil star, Ronaldinho was said to have just £5 to his name Brazil’s legendary skillster was reported to have just £5 in his bank account last month while still owing debts of up to £1.75million. Ronaldinho was heavily fined for illegal construction in a protected area in Brazil. Despite remortgaging his property, the former Barcelona star was still unable to cover the debts which saw a judge order for Ronaldinho’s passport to be seized. David James: Former England keeper David James blew a £20m fortuneDespite earning an estimated £20million from his career, the former England No1 declared himself bankrupt in 2014. As well as a lucrative career at Prem clubs like Liverpool and Man City, James had modelled for Armani and owned multiple properties. But a costly divorce in 2005 saw debts start racking up and courts instructed James to sell off his sports memorabilia, DJ equipment and a Vauxhall Astra van. Diego Maradona: Argentina legend, Diego Maradona, was said to have had £42million worth of unpaid taxes in ItalyCredit: ReutersHe was named FIFA’s Player of the Century and then went bust. Argentina icon Maradona twice broke the world record for transfers but in 2009 had to file for bankruptcy. The Italian Tax Authority demanded he pay back £42million worth of unpaid taxes from his time playing for Napoli in the 1980s. Paul Merson: Paul Merson’s addiction to gambling saw him blow a £7m fortune Gambling, booze and drugs saw the Arsenal legend blow a staggering £7million fortune. The former midfielder has recovered and works as a regular pundit for Sky Sports, but he once considered breaking his fingers to prevent him from phoning the bookies.last_img read more

Revenge on minds of volleyball team

first_imgBEN CLASSON/Herald photoThe No. 9 Wisconsin volleyball team (22-3, 14-2 Big Ten)will have a lot on the line when it hits the road for the final time in theregular season this weekend. Revenge is on the minds of the Badgers as they take ontop-ranked Penn State (24-2, 16-0) Friday night in match that will be streamedlive on the Nittany Lions’ athletic website www.gopsusports.com.The last time these two teams faced off, Oct. 19, theBadgers and Nittany Lions were playing for the Big Ten lead in front of asold-out Field House crowd. Penn State left Madison with the win after ahard-fought five-game match. Now Wisconsin is looking to return the favor bydefeating Penn State on its home court.”We’ve made some improvements since (the last meeting),”senior co-captain Jocelyn Wack said. “Just how the game ended last time and howwe should have beaten [Penn State] in four and how we kind of let the matchslip away has been motivation this whole time to get back in the gym every dayand improve on the little things.”Since their last meeting, both teams have been playing atdifferent levels. Penn State has not dropped a game, going 6-0 and ascending tothe top of the national rankings. Wisconsin during that time has gone 5-1 andswept only one opponent. However, many Badgers see an advantage in going the distancein several matches of late, as it has allowed Wisconsin to develop andstrengthen its bench.”Although we have gone five, it has been really good becausewe have gotten a lot of players out on the court,” senior setter Jackie Simpsonsaid. “We’ve really shown that it doesn’t matter if I’m out there or Nikki(Klingsporn)’s out there, Megan (Mills) or Kim (Kuzma), Al (Wack) or (Caity)DuPont. No matter who is out on the court, we are still going to be solid andwe are still going to pull out wins.”The Big Ten title will also be on the line when the Badgerstake on the Nittany Lions. With only four matches remaining and trailing PennState by two games, it is now or never for Wisconsin, especially the seniorclass, if it still wants to have a shot at the conference championship. With awin, the Badgers will keep their title hopes alive, but a loss would clinch afifth-straight Big Ten title for the Nittany Lions.”We’re getting down to where there are only four matchesleft,” head coach Pete Waite said. “In order to have a shot to tie for thetitle, we need to get the win, and somebody else needs to beat Penn State. Thisis an important one for us.”After taking on Penn State Friday, Wisconsin will fly homefor the weekend before flying to Columbus Sunday to get ready for its Mondaynight matchup against Ohio State, which will air live on the Big Ten Network. Following its Oct. 17 loss to Wisconsin, Ohio State has beenup and down, winning the next four before dropping the last three to fall intoninth place in the Big Ten. However, Waite knows Ohio State plays better athome and will provide a challenging matchup.”Early in theseason [Ohio State was] changing their lineup around a little bit,” Waite said.”I think they have been staying withBrianaMcCarthysetting so they should be a little bit more stable. They’realways strong at home, and I think they have a better crowd than they have hadin the past. We know that is going to be a good environment.”The last thing on the line this weekend is Wisconsin’sundefeated road record in conference play, which the Badgers know they have tomaintain with the title on the line.”Obviouslywe’ve won a couple close ones and fought hard to win those,” Waite said abouthis team’s play on the road. “What is more important is that it counts for theshot at the title so we want to get it done.”last_img read more