January 27, 2021

Northfield Savings Bank extends sponsorship of Burlington Discover Jazz Festival

first_imgNorthfield Savings Bank has extended its commitment to continue as Presenting Sponsor of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival through 2013. In keeping with its commitment to community, Northfield Savings Bank is helping to ensure the Festival, a 27-year Vermont tradition, continues to enthrall Vermonters and visitors alike, and serves to energize the city and local businesses.“Northfield Savings Bank is proud to be able to extend our support of Vermont’s largest multi-cultural event, and help continue the tradition of animating every corner of downtown Burlington during the ten-day Festival,” said Thomas N. Pelletier, President and CEO of Northfield Savings Bank. “The Jazz Festival offers unforgettable experiences for all ages.”The Festival has an educational impact as well as an economic one. The local economic impact of the Festival is estimated at over $4 million. Music education is another very important element, with over 45 middle and high school student bands comprised of over 650 students who perform on Church Street.The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival started 27 years ago to give Vermont’s flourishing jazz community the recognition it deserved – a celebration combining incredible Vermont talent with jazz legends from every corner of the globe. Northfield Savings Bank first became involved with the Festival in 2004, and became presenting sponsor in 2007. From 2006 to 2009, the Festival has seen a 25% growth in ticket sales.This year’s Festival will be held June 4-13, with free and ticketed performances in parks and venues all over town. The line-up will be announced and tickets will go on sale on April 7, 2010.Source: Northfield Savings Bank. Burlington, VT – April 1, 2010 –# # #last_img read more

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Seven Florida Prison Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus

first_imgSeven Florida Department of Corrections employees who work at different facilities have tested positive for COVID-19, agency officials announced late Friday.The officials would not release the positions held by the infected prison workers, but said in a statement that the employees worked for either the corrections department or one of its contractors at five prisons and two probation offices.The employees work at Century Correctional Institute in Escambia County; Everglades Correctional Institution in Miami-Dade County; Florida Women’s Reception Center and Marion Correctional Institution, both in Ocala; Zephyrhills Correctional Institution in Pasco County; and community corrections regional offices in Lake Butler and West Palm Beach.They will not return to work until they have been cleared by health officials, according to the agency.An investigation is now underway to identify inmates and staff who may need to go into isolation after coming into close contact with the infected employees, officials added.Inmate release dates have not been impacted by the ongoing public health emergency. Inmates in FDC custody will be released in accordance with their court-ordered sentence. pic.twitter.com/lKRNAtL1C8— Florida Department of Corrections (@FL_Corrections) March 26, 2020 There are no confirmed coronavirus cases within the inmate population as of 9 a.m. Friday.However, corrections officials say they are working closely with the Florida Department of Health to monitor and contain potential outbreaks in the prison system, which has 143 facilities, more than 23,000 employees and nearly 96,000 inmates.In an effort to prevent the virus from spreading, the department has suspended face-to-face inmate visitations, restricted the intake of county jail inmates and began screening anyone who enters a correctional institution.last_img read more

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World Championships 2017: Usain Bolt & Mo Farah headline London event

first_imgJamaican sprint great Usain Bolt and British distance legend Mo Farah will attempt to sign off with gold at the World Championships which begins in London on Friday.The pair, who have 28 world and Olympic titles between them, will both retire from the track by the end of the season.Elsewhere, Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson and Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers renew their sprint rivalry, while Britain’s Laura Muir will attempt a formidable 1500m-5,000m double.With Bolt not defending his 200m title, 400m world record holder Wayde van Niekerk will attempt to double up and establish himself as one of the new figureheads for the sport.I can emulate Bolt – Van NiekerkFellow South African Caster Semenya is also fighting on two fronts, stepping up to 1500m as well as attempting to regain the 800m title she won in 2009 and 2011. The Championships begin on Friday, five years to the day since Great Britain won three Olympic gold medals in less than an hour on ‘Super Saturday’ at the same venue.Bolt draws curtain on careerBolt’s 100m world record of 9.58 seconds came in the 2009 World ChampionshipsBolt originally intended to retire in the wake of Rio 2016. However he reconsidered that plan after his sponsor suggested a London farewell a year later instead.Now 30, the Jamaican had a slow start to the season, dipping under 10 seconds for the first time in Monaco a fortnight ago. Do you remember the first time you saw Bolt?He is only the joint-seventh fastest man over 100m in 2017, but has a history of rising to the big occasion.Only once in seven major 100m finals has Bolt failed to win gold, and that was after a false start at the World Championships in Daegu in 2011 took him out of the race.Coleman, one of Bolt’s foremost rivals, is still a student at University of TennesseeTwenty-one-year-old American Christian Coleman – who ran a world-leading 9.82 in June – a 35-year-old Justin Gatlin and 2011 world champion Yohan Blake may be Bolt’s biggest rivals for gold in the final on Saturday. Bolt’s final race before retirement is likely to be the 4x100m relay final seven days later. A homecoming farewell for FarahFarah’s 5,000m and 10,000m double was one of the defining memories of the London Olympics five years ago.Since then the 34-year-old has repeated the feat at World Championships in Moscow and Beijing as well as last summer’s Rio Olympics, and is favourite to do so once again before shifting his focus to marathon.However he is facing a crop of young pretenders with Ethiopian teenager Abadi Hadis the fastest this year over 10,000m and 23-year-old compatriot Muktar Edris leading the 5,000m time charts.Farah’s preparations have been at times sidetracked by questions over training methods however. Mo Farah won his first World Championship gold medal in Daegu in 2011Computer hackers released documents in July that showed Farah’s blood tests initially raised suspicion before later being cleared. His coach Alberto Salazar is under investigation by the US Anti-Doping Agency, while UK Athletics staff may have failed to properly record infusions of a controversial supplement given to Farah.Both Farah, who has refused to speak to newspaper journalists going into the championships, and Salazar have denied any wrongdoing.Farah’s 10,000m final headlines Friday’s opening day of competition with Wednesday’s 5,000m heats deciding the line-up for the final on Saturday, 12 August.Home Hopes Beyond Farah, Britain has more medal hopes than expectations.Muir broke Dame Kelly Holmes’ 1500m record at London Stadium last year, but found the pace of Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon and Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba too hot to handle over the final 800m in a tactical Olympic final in Rio.Kipyegon and Dibaba are both in the field in London along with the Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan, who has the three fastest times of the year, and Semenya.British Athletics performance director Neil Black gave Muir only “a 1%” chance of adding the 5,000m to her schedule after she suffered a foot injury in June, but Muir is determined to pursue the longer distance after breaking the British indoor record in January.Katarina Johnson-Thompson will attempt to fill the void left by Jessica Ennis-Hill’s retirement in the heptathlon, taking on Olympic champion Nafissatou Thiam. Tom Bosworth broke the racewalking mile record in July and will aim to improve on his sixth-place finish in the 20km in Rio.last_img read more

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