Lori Hiles boarded her usual bus in Washington with tears running down her cheeks: her bike had been stolen.When Lori’s bus driver Sylvie Pelesasa asked why she was crying, she explained how difficult it is getting around the city without wheels due to her mobility issues.LOOKING FOR A SMILE?….GET OUR NEW GOOD NEWS APP—> Download FREE for Android and iOSWith a little help from Sylvie’s Facebook friends, the transit driver raised enough money to get her special passenger a brand new bicycle.(WATCH the video above and SEE More Inspiring Hero Stories on Our Uplift Page)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Vermont Business Magazine The University of Vermont Health Network is pleased to officially welcome Alice Hyde Medical Center as its fifth hospital. The inclusion of Alice Hyde, based in Malone, NY, in The University of Vermont Health Network strengthens a long-term partnership between the hospital and The University of Vermont Medical Center, which have been clinically affiliated since 1997.Over the course of that nineteen-year relationship, providers from UVM Medical Center have provided patients at Alice Hyde with access to high-quality specialty care close to home. In recent years, Alice Hyde has also collaborated with UVM Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital to bring specialists to Malone. Specialists in Cardiology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Vascular Surgery and, most recently, Interventional Radiology see patients at Alice Hyde Medical Center on a regular basis. Many of the patients seeing these specialty providers used to travel to Plattsburgh or Burlington to receive their care. “Joining The University of Vermont Health Network is the next logical step in the development of our relationship with our regional partners to bring high quality care close to home,” said Douglas F. DiVello, President and CEO at Alice Hyde Medical Center. “Patients at Alice Hyde are already receiving specialty care from other providers here at our facility. Countless members of our local community have benefitted from this affiliation to-date, and our patients will continue to see more benefits as our relationship gets stronger. We are excited to officially be part of the Network, and to work closely with our partners to continue providing great care to our community.”“We are proud to share our specialty providers with Alice Hyde,” said Stephens Mundy, President and CEO of UVM Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital and Community Providers, Inc. “Because of our collaboration with Alice Hyde Medical Center, patients are able to see their specialist closer to home. Dr Wolkowicz, who is one of our Cardiologists, now sees many patients in Malone who used to travel to Plattsburgh to see him. Not having to travel that distance is a huge benefit to those patients.”Though Alice Hyde has had a clinical affiliation for nearly two decades, joining the UVM Health Network brings additional benefits. As a UVM Health Network affiliate, Alice Hyde will enjoy a stronger connection to The University of Vermont Medical Center, one of the top academic medical centers. They will also benefit from significantly greater purchasing and negotiating power, as well as access to capital resources and enhanced technology.Under this affiliation, Alice Hyde remains a free standing hospital with its own board, management, workforce, licensure, medical staff and endowment. It is subject to the Network’s oversight and has representation on the Network’s Board of Trustees. Alice Hyde representatives will participate in developing and implementing system-wide initiatives and programs that promote their shared objectives. A letter of intent to explore affiliation was signed in April 2015. This was followed by several months of due diligence work and the adoption of a formal membership agreement in October 2015. The final step was to receive regulatory approval from various New York State agencies. The New York State Department of Health provided their approval on February 11, followed by additional approvals from the New York State Attorney General and Department of State. Alice Hyde Medical Center is the fifth affiliate hospital of The University of Vermont Health Network, and the first hospital to join the Network in more than 3 years. The UVM Health Network now consists of:The University of Vermont Medical CenterThe University of Vermont Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical CenterThe University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical CenterThe University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians HospitalThe University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital“This is an exciting moment for The University of Vermont Health Network,” said John Brumsted, MD, President and CEO of The University of Vermont Health Network and CEO of The University of Vermont Medical Center. “When we work together, our patients benefit. Our goal is to improve the quality of the health care services we offer through collaboration on joint clinical initiatives, and to integrate clinical services to improve quality and access.”About the University of Vermont Health NetworkThe University of Vermont Health Network is a four-hospital system serving the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives. The partners are:The University of Vermont Medical Center (link is external) The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center(link is external)The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital(link is external)The University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital(link is external)The University of Vermont – Alice Hyde Medical Center(link is external)Our 4,000 health care professionals are driven to provide high-quality, cost-efficient care as close to home as possible. Strengthened by our academic connection to the University of Vermont, each of our hospitals remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.
Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board, Vermont Land Trust and the Intervale Center received a three-year, $546,000 grant from the USDA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program to help Vermont’s next generation of agricultural entrepreneurs access land and grow viable businesses. VHCB’s Viability Program is a nationally-recognized provider of comprehensive, one-on-one business and transfer planning services for established farm, food and forestry sector businesses. The Vermont Land Trust’s Farmland Access Program connects farmers with affordable farmland, helping 62 new and beginning farmers make the transition to farm ownership since 2009. The Intervale Center provides one-on-one business planning and technical assistance to about 80 farms throughout Vermont each year as well as specialized assistance in the areas of land access.These three organizations have been working together for over a decade on issues related to beginning farmers and land access and are excited to increase their impact together with these funds. Over the next three years, VHCB, VLT and the Intervale Center will provide business planning to 150 new and beginning farmers, help 70 farmers find affordable land that is suitable for their business model, and work with 70 retiring farmers to acquire the tools and assistance they need to transition their farmland to farmers, rather than non-farmers.Ela Chapin of VHCB explained, “We believe in the power of direct service as the most effective approach for improving farm viability. Farming is a complicated business that requires operators develop diverse skillsets. With one-on-one technical assistance, we are able to meet farmers where they are and leverage the specific resources they need.”The average age of a farmer in Vermont is 57 years old, which means that a significant amount of the state’s farmland will transfer hands in the next ten years. This grant will help transfer that land to new and beginning farmers who are the future of Vermont’s agricultural economy. For more information about the services provided by the Viability Program, Farmland Access Program and the Intervale Center, visit http://www.vhcb.org/Farm-Forest-Viability/(link is external).Source: Intervale Center, i(link is external)ntervale.org(link sends e-mail) 12.20.2017
First benches installed in R Park. The Roeland Park Public Works Department has installed five new benches at the park. marked last week with balloons to highlight the new amenities. The benches are the result of a citizens fundraising project that will bring more benches, picnic tables a bike rack and trash receptacles to the park next spring. The new additions are made of ipe wood which is high no maintenance and sustainable. It will weather to a soft pewter gray color.Crash at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Mission Road injures two Saturday night. A collision between two cars at the intersection of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Mission Road around 10:30 p.m. Saturday sent two people to the hospital. A 20 year old woman was northbound on Mission and drove through a red light into the intersection, where she was hit by a 50 year old woman in a Lexus RX. The first driver’s Dodge Neon struck a concrete wall and burst into flames. Airbags went off in both vehicles.Shawnee Mission parents group asks U.S. Supreme Court to take up school funding case. The law suit filed by a group of Shawnee Mission parents in the wake of the decision to close Mission Valley Middle School has made its way to the door of the U.S. Supreme Court. KCUR’s Sam Zeff reports that the plaintiffs, who are asking for the ability to raise unlimited funds at the local level, have filed for consideration with the nation’s highest court. The court accepts less than 1 percent of the cases they are petitioned to consider, though. [Shawnee Mission Parents Take School Funding Case To U.S. Supreme Court — KCUR]Shawnee Mission Education Foundation among top in country. The nation’s only annual study and ranking of K-12 education foundations, “Stepping Up: The Top K-12 Education Foundations in the Nation,” has ranked Shawnee Mission Education Foundation fourth in its division and 42nd in the nation. The study includes education foundations in the top 200 largest school districts in the nation (by student population), as well as other top-performing foundations in smaller school districts. “Achieving this ranking is a testament to our community and shows the depth of commitment to quality education,” said Linda Roser, SMEF Executive Director. “We’re thrilled to make the Stepping Up list for the first time and that SMEF is the way for this community to say great education matters, district-wide.” Northeast Johnson County morning roundup is brought to you by Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive. For updates on the latest blends and specialty drinks available, follow them on Facebook.
February 15, 2016 Regular News Bar Examiners have openings B ar Examiners have openings Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill two vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. A joint screening committee of Board of Governors members and Board of Bar Examiners members will recommend six nominees for two lawyer vacancies at its May 20 meeting. The nominations will then be forwarded to the Supreme Court to fill two five-year terms commencing November 1 and expiring on October 31, 2021. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for at least five years, be practicing lawyers with scholarly attainments, and have an affirmative interest in legal education and requirements for admission to the Bar. Appointment or election to the bench at any level of the court system will disqualify any applicant. Law professors or trustees are ineligible. Board members of the Bar Examiners must be able to attend approximately 10 meetings a year in various Florida locations. Members should be willing and able to devote the equivalent of 3-4 days’ work a month, or up to 350 or more hours per year on board business, depending on committee assignments. Actual travel expenses connected with the meetings and examinations are reimbursed. Persons interested in applying for these vacancies should contact Tara Newman, Director of Administration, Florida Board of Bar Examiners, at 850-681-5707 or [email protected] to obtain the application form. Completed applications must be received by the FBBE Executive Director, 1891 Eider Court, Tallahassee 32399-1750 by the close of business on March 25. A link to the announcement and application can also be found on The Florida Bar’s homepage at www.floridabar.org.
The momentum completely swung toward the Gophers in the fourth. Samedy and Morgan stuffed another Nebraska attempt, opening the set 6-1 and forcing an early timeout from Nebraska. Pittman extended the lead, 11-4, slamming one down off an overpass. She slammed down two more off overpasses, the first extending the Gophers lead to 10 and the second putting them up 22-10. Hart eventually put the set away to cap off a dominant performance from Minnesota. The Gophers topped their third set hit percentage, hitting .419 in the set, and were a perfect 11-11 on sideouts. After dropping the first two sets, the Gophers had stormed back, tying it 2-2. “I think overall as a team, everyone was just more consistent and we were connecting more,” said Hart of what was working better in the third and fourth sets. “And we were just focused on Gopher volleyball,” Pittman said. Ultimately, a wild comeback was not in the stars for Minnesota. Nebraska dominated the final set, hitting a whopping .643 and limiting the Gophers to only one kill, coming off the hand of Hart. Nebraska closed the match on an 11-0 run, handing the Gophers their fifth loss of the season. The Gophers are back in action Saturday as they close out their home schedule against Iowa. Gophers drop-five set match to No. 6 NebraskaMinnesota climbed out of an 0-2 hole but couldn’t finish the comeback as the Huskers dominated the fifth set. Jack RodgersMiddle Blocker Regan Pittman jumps to spike the ball at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Nov. 22. The Gophers took Nebraska to five sets but ultimately fell 3-2. Nolan O’HaraNovember 24, 2019Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers volleyball team began their final home stand with a heartbreaking loss against No. 6 Nebraska. The Gophers lost in five sets: 22-25, 18-25, 25-19, 25-11 and 3-15. The good news for the Gophers was the return of senior setter Kylie Miller. Miller had missed a series of games and was considered day-to-day. In her return, she had 36 assists, 15 digs and a pair of kills. “Just the idea that we were able to have everyone out there tonight I think was pretty great,” head coach Hugh McCutcheon said. “I thought [Miller] did a great job. I was really impressed with her coming back in.” Even in Miller’s return, the Gophers were fighting from behind in the first. Nebraska opened the set on a 10-5 run, forcing Minnesota to call an early timeout. Out of the break, the Gophers answered. Middle blocker Taylor Morgan cut the lead to two with a kill to cap the Gophers 3-0 run, before Nebraska pulled away again. Defensive specialist Megan Miller landed back-to-back aces, extending their lead, 16-11. Late in the set, middle blocker Regan Pittman and opposite hitter Stephanie Samedy stopped a Nebraska attempt, cutting the lead to one, but the Gophers were unable to completely creep back, dropping a tightly contested first set.Nebraska built on their first set momentum. They pulled away 16-10 in the second and didn’t let Minnesota back in the set. Morgan and Pittman each had kills as the Gophers cut the lead back to four, but Nebraska remained steady and took the 2-0 set lead.The tide turned in the third. This time the Gophers opened the set with a lead, as they pulled ahead 11-7 off a kill from outside hitter Alexis Hart. The Gophers kept rolling, outside hitter Adanna Rollins and Morgan stuffed a Nebraska attempt to extend their lead, 13-9, and Hart dropped back-to-back kills late to further extend the lead, 20-15. Nebraska went on one last run, but they couldn’t gain any traction. Samedy closed out the third with a kill, her fourth of the match. The Gophers avoided the sweep, hitting an outstanding .412 in the set.
Downtown Phoenix is experiencing a surge of growth as urban cores across the country are attracting new businesses and new residents. Boosting this growth in the Valley is the Warehouse District in Downtown Phoenix.Historic buildings are experiencing a comeback in an underutilized area. The goal is to leverage these existing buildings to create affordable and sustainable spaces and utilize new public spaces for mixed-use projects and recreational and community amenities.Repurposing the Warehouse District is the topic of the October CoreNet Global Arizona lunch at the Phoenix Country Club. Panelists will include Brian Cassidy of CCBG Architects and Mark Stratz of Cushman & Wakefield.The event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 27, at Phoenix Country Club. It begins at 11:30 a.m. Price is $35 for CoreNet Global Arizona members and $70 for non-members. To register go to arizona.corenetglobal.org and click on the Events tab.
Horse taking an afternoon snack Thursday at the North Mesa Stables. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com Horses romping together Thursday at the North Mesa Stables. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com Cat lazing in the sun on a roof Thursday at the North Mesa Stables. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com
Firestone Industrial Products, LLC (Firestone) has named Craig Schneider as president, Firestone Industrial Products. Schneider succeeds Scott Damon, who recently was named president, commercial group, U.S. and Canada for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“Craig brings a strong background in sales, marketing and general management to Firestone Industrial Products at a time when the business is well-positioned for growth,” said Bill Thompson, chief operating officer, Bridgestone Americas. “His leadership, business acumen and extensive experience will allow Firestone to build upon the strong platform Scott and his team have established.”As president, Schneider will oversee all aspects of the Firestone Industrial Products business, including management of the more than 1,500 employees around the world who have helped position the company as a leader in manufacturing and marketing products for technologically advanced air suspensions. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and with a European office and technical center in the Netherlands; two North American plants; manufacturing facilities in Brazil, Poland, India and Costa Rica; and an assembly facility in China, Firestone Industrial Products has the global footprint to supply customers in the industrial, heavy-duty and light-duty markets. Schneider joins Bridgestone after more than 13 years in leadership roles with Shell Oil Co., including international assignments. He most recently served as senior vice president and general manager of retail sales, lubricants. Prior to that role, Schneider served as vice president and general manager retail of fuels marketing. He also previously served as vice president and general manager of lubes marketing and group manager, business-to-consumer key accounts, among other roles. Prior to joining Shell Oil Co., Schneider spent several years as a consultant with CapGemini and EY. AdvertisementSchneider earned his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master in Business Administration from Rice University.