Month: January 2021

Month: January 2021

first_imgThe Connecticut River Joint Commissions elected new officers at their recent annual meeting. The NH Connecticut River Commission has elected Glenn English of Haverhill as its new chair, and its Vermont counterpart has re-elected Gary Moore of Bradford.English, who has served as Haverhill’s Town Manager since 1995, represents municipal interests on the Connecticut River Scenic Byway Council and has been a strong voice for economic development through heritage tourism on both sides of the Connecticut River. A member of the board of North Country Council, he will serve as vice-president of the combined river commissions. He succeeds Cheston Newbold of Cornish.”The Connecticut River is the environmental, economic, recreational, historical, and cultural backbone of this Valley, ” English observes. “It is our collective job to make sure that it continues to be so. It has been a pleasure to work with so many people who have dedicated a large portion of their lives to the preservation and responsible use of this great resource. I will certainly continue to do everything I can to be of some small help in this effort.”Cleve Kapala of Hopkinton, Director of Government Affairs and Relicensing for USGen New England, was elected as NH Commission Vice Chair. Kapala has also been a director of the New England Salmon Association, member of the board of trustees of the New Hampshire chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and former Director of Education & Policy for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests.George Watkins of Walpole was re-elected as Secretary/ Treasurer of the NH Commission. Watkins is a member of the board of the Connecticut River Watershed Council.Vermont’s Connecticut River Watershed Advisory Commission has re-elected Gary Moore of Bradford as its chair. A Bradford native and his town’s emergency management coordinator, Moore has served on all three of the government commissions focused on New England’s largest river, including the four-state Connecticut River Flood Control Commission and the Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Commission. Moore has also served as commissioner of Vermont’s Department of Fish & Wildlife, chair of the Vermont Water Resources Board, and on the board of the Vermont State Colleges System. Moore will serve his second term as President of the Connecticut River Joint Commissions.Gayle Ottmann of Quechee has been re-elected Vice-Chair of the VT Commission. Executive Director of the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce and Hartford Selectwoman, she sits on the Scenic Byway Council Steering Committee.Stephen Walasewicz of Weathersfield, natural resources planner at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, has been elected Secretary/Treasurer of the VT Commission.The Connecticut River Joint Commissions are composed of thirty volunteer members, fifteen appointed by the governors of each of the Twin States. They are business people, landowners, conservationists, and citizens who live and work in the valley and are committed to its future.last_img read more


Month: January 2021

first_imgAdvertising shop Moondyne Agency, has added Vermont Butcher Block & Board Co. to its roster of clients.Vermont Butcher Block & Board Co., a Williston based manufacturer of hand crafted wood products, has charged Moondyne Agency with the task of streamlining brand identity and executing a variety of print and direct response projects.Moondyne principal Ted Kohn, a New York City advertising veteran, opened the agency doors in Burlington last spring, bringing brand advertising solutions to a wide range of regionally based businesses. For more information call (802) 310-3326 or visit www.moondyneagency.com(link is external).last_img


Month: January 2021

first_img27th June 2006 , Apple introduced the Macintosh family in 1984 and today makes consumer, professional, andeducational computers.IMac: The iMac is a consumer desktop computer that was first introduced by Apple in 1998, and its popularity helpedsave the company. Now iMac is similar in concept to the original Macintosh in that the monitor and computer are housedin a single unit.Power Mac G5: The Power Mac G5, Apple’s desktop computer for the professional and creative market, is a member ofthe Power Macintosh series.X Serve: X serve is the name of Apple Computer’s Macintosh 1U rack mount line of server computers. It was introducedin 2002; Apple’s first designated server hardware. It initially featured one or two PowerPC G4 processors, but was laterswitched over to the new PowerPC G5. The Xserve can be used for a variety of applications, including file server, webserver or even high performance computing applications. If additional hard disk space is needed, its companion externalRAID array Xserve RAID can be connected to it via Fiber Channel.It includes&Xserve G4: it had one or two PowerPC G4 processors running at 1.0 GHz and supported up to 2 GB of PC-2100memory on a 64-bit memory bus.Xserve G5: The higher memory capacity and bandwidth of the Xserve G5 as well as the stronger floating-pointperformance of the PowerPC 970 made it more suitable for High Performance Computing (HPC) applications.I Book:It is a consumer portable computer as a companion to the iMac; it is Apple’s lowest-cost portable computer. The iBookbrand was replaced with the Mac Book featuring the Intel Core Duo processor, 13 inch widescreen, and available blackcolor on the high-end model.iPod: Apple introduced the iPod digital music player and currently sells the iPod (with video), available in 30 and 60 GBmodels.iPod nano : It is Apple’s fourth digital audio player combining features of the iPod shuffle and iPod. The iPod nano hasmore flash memory storage than is used in the iPod shuffle and has a miniaturized version of the color screen and clickwheel found on the full-sized iPods. The screen also has a higher resolution and allowing one more line of text than themini’s screen. The battery and other internal parts were also reduced in size.iSight: It is a webcam developed and marketed by Apple Computer. It has a USD as an external unit which connects to acomputer via FireWire and comes with a set of mounts to place it atop any current Apple display, laptop computer, orall-in-one desktop computer. It has a small green LED that illuminates when the camera is in use. It also has a lens cap forprivacy.Mighty Mouse: is the first multi-button USB mouse ever manufactured and sold by Apple Computer. The mouse actuallyhas four functional button actions:” Left button (when top surface is pressed, regardless of contact points)” Right button (when top surface is pressed and contact is made only on the right side)” Scroll ball (acts as a button when ball and top surface are both pressed down, and may scroll in any direction)” Side squeeze buttons (function as a single button)Apple Wireless Keyboard: is a wireless keyboard built for Macintosh computers. It interacts over Bluetooth wirelesstechnology. The device takes 4 AA batteries, and has an ON/OFF switch on the bottom.Apple USB modem: It was introduced after the 56k modem was dropped on the iMac G5. The Apple USB Modem is acombined 56 kbit/s data modem and 14.4 kbit/s fax modem which supports V.92, caller ID, wake-on-ring, telephoneanswering, and modem on hold. Apple USB Modem for Internet dial-up and faxing, it is also being suggested as a lowcost line interface for telephony applications, such as for telephone systems and answering machine software.Apple Cinema Display: It is a flat panel monitor made by Apple Computer. Older models ran DVI, USB, and 25V powerall through a single ADC connector.Due to increase in demand for many parts in many suppliers find it profitable to sell their products online. The onlinedealers have their websites, which offer information on the various types of computer parts available forpurchase.Whether you want to reviews computer hardware on water-cooling, flat screens, memory modules, video cards,and the latest in gaming and technology news, just go to http://www.dvwarehouse.com(link is external) they have something youll enjoy.It is one stop shop for the Video Editing Solutions, as we aim to providethe widest range of video editing products available nationwide.They have consistently enjoyed a strong growth year-after-year and offers Used Mac Computers, A great inventory onApple Parts; Plus one of the largest selection of Digital Video Solutions for Broadcasting, Editing and Production work.They also produce a timely, information-packed catalog mailed to your home or office that many consider to be the”ultimate” shopping guide.Author: Nivea DavidFor Listing visit http://www.dvwarehouse.com(link is external)(Best Online ComputerStore).Just login to http://www.dvwarehouse.com(link is external) for all kinds of MacPart You can also vist our other site for http://www.idigitals.com(link is external) for ComputerPartslast_img read more


Month: January 2021

first_imgA new federal regulation from the U.S. Department of Education required states to identify persistently low-achieving schools in order to receive federal funding as part of the Statewide Fiscal Stabilization Fund allocations under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Vermont s long standing track record of providing a high quality education for our young people did not exempt us from the latest requirement from the U.S. Department of Education (USED) to identify our 10 persistently low-achieving schools, said Rae Ann Knopf, Deputy Commissioner at the Vermont Department of Education. Nor should it prevent us from providing those and other schools with much needed resources and supports to reach our most disadvantaged kids.The USED has allocated $8 million in additional school improvement funding for these schools in Vermont. Vermont s Department of Education identified these high-need schools using the 2008 New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) scores for all students, and scores for those schools over the period that NECAP tests have been administered.Children who are receiving free and reduced lunch, who have disabilities, and who are English language learners (recent immigrants) typically struggle the most in the testing on reading and mathematics. These funds will provide additional resources to support the work of the educators in those schools to help all children succeed.The funds do come with conditions. For Vermont s 10 highest need schools to receive funds, they must be willing to embrace one of four strictly defined models for school improvement as laid out by the USED. The four models include closing the school, closing the school and reopening the school under a Charter or Education Management entity, replacing the principal and 50 percent of the teachers, or implementing a comprehensive transformation model which, if not already significantly underway within the last two years, would also necessitate replacing the principal and implementing systemic reform efforts in the coming years. An additional criterion for high schools was to identify any school with graduation rates below 60 percent for two years or more. Vermont has no high schools (as of January 2010) in this category.The 10 schools identified are Bridport Elementary School, Fair Haven High School, Johnson Elementary School, Mount Abraham Union High School, Northfield Elementary School, Otter Valley High School, Rutland High School, Windsor High School, Winooski High School and H.O. Wheeler Elementary School (since 2009 the Integrated Arts Academy). The schools identified still provide a quality education for the majority of their students, said Commissioner of Education Armando Vilaseca. In any other state, these schools would not have been identified. But our goal continues to be that all of our schools reach all of our students, and these funds provide an opportunity to further support the students that need it the most.###last_img read more


Month: January 2021

first_imgUniversity of Vermont,Vermont students are not just attending the University of Vermont in near record numbers, they’re staying and graduating at historically high rates, the university announced today.Diversity enrollment also reached an historic milestone this fall, officials announced.First-year retention — the percentage of students who return to college after their freshman year, a widely accepted indicator of student engagement and success — is 91 percent for in-state sophomores this fall at UVM, tying last year’s all time high. In 2000 first-year retention of Vermont students was 83.8 percent.A total of 644 Vermont students enrolled at UVM in the fall of 2009, the second highest incoming class in the last 15 years. Total Vermont enrollment is 3,277, one of the highest totals since the mid 1990’s.Six- and four-year graduation rates for Vermonters also set records this year. The six-year rate for students graduating in May 2010 was 80.5 percent, up from 67.9 percent in 2000. The four-year rate was 64.8 percent, compared with 51.4 percent ten years ago.”This is a high water mark for UVM,” said UVM president Daniel Mark Fogel. “Student quality has never been higher, our faculty are setting new records in research productivity, unrestricted annual giving is up, and we’ve significantly upgraded our physical campus. But nothing is more important that student success. Our higher education institutions need to do more than simply attract young people to college, we need to help them succeed once they get here. At UVM, we’re doing exactly that.”UVM’s in-state first year retention of 91 percent would rank it 23rd compared with overall retention rates in 2009 at the nation’s 163 public doctoral universities, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The vast majority of students at those schools come from in-state, and out-of-state students tend to raise overall averages.The in-state six-year graduation rate of 80.5 percent would rank it 17th compared with overall six-year rates on the same list of 163 schools.The average six-year graduation rate at public doctoral universities in the U.S. is 57 percent.While Vermonters outperform their out-of-state counterparts in both the retention and graduation rate categories, overall rates at UVM have also risen sharply in the last decade. First-year retention for the fall of 2010 was 86.9 percent, the second highest total in university history, up from 79.9 percent a decade ago. The six-year graduation was 76.3 percent, also the highest in university history, up from 66.8 percent in 2000.A first in diversity enrollmentUVM’s recently completed report on fall enrollment, which will be presented to the university’s Board of Trustees on Friday, contains another important first. For the first time in UVM history, enrollment of ALANA (Asian-American, Latino/Latina, African-American, Native American, and multi-racial) students reached 10 percent of the overall undergraduate class this fall. The ALANA enrollment of 1,376 students, a 21 percent increase over last year, is more than three times higher than 10 years ago, when 445 ALANA students made up only 4.4 percent of the undergraduate population.”Reaching an ALANA enrollment of 10 percent is a very significant milestone,” said Fogel, “especially in a state like Vermont, which is among the least diverse in the nation. It’s my strong belief that we have turned a corner and will see increasing numbers of students of color enriching our campus in coming years.”ALANA students also set a record for first-year retention, with 91 percent of last year’s first-year students returning to UVM this fall.”We aren’t just attracting growing numbers of ALANA students to UVM,” Fogel said. “We’re making good progress toward creating a welcoming and academically engaging environment that is enabling them to succeed.”UVM also has an enrollment of 318 international students, according to the enrollment report, up 28 percent over last year and another record.UVM’s advance comes at a time when the federal government aims to halt a slide in its global rankings related to college completion. Since the 1990s, the United States has dropped from first place among developed nations in the percent of its young workers with a college degree to 12th. Last year, President Obama set a goal of returning the U.S. to the number one spot by 2020.Ambitious goalsFogel credited UVM’s success in improving retention and graduation rates to a host of programs the university has put in place over the last decade, all of which — research has shown — impact student engagement.Since 2000 UVM has added five new residential learning communities, boosted undergraduate research opportunities, offered significantly more service learning courses, expanded first-year seminars, piloted writing-intensive programs, and promoted more collaborative assignment and projects in the classroom, all “high impact activities” promoting student success and satisfaction, according to George D. Kuh, director of the Center for Postsecondary Research Faculty at Indiana University and a leading expert on factors that effect retention and graduation rates.UVM has also significantly raised the academic quality of its student body over the last decade, with SAT scores rising an average 50 points at the 25th and 75th percentile for incoming first-year students, another factor that affects retention and graduation rates.Even more is planned for the future. Building on a report the First Year Experience Task Force presented to the Board of Trustees last May, UVM has begun a comprehensive process that, by the end of the academic year, will yield a multi-faceted plan to help the university achieve its ambitious goals: a first-year retention rate of 92 percent and a six-year graduation rate of 83 percent for all students by 2020.”It will be a challenge to reach our goals,” Fogel said. “But given the success we’ve had this past decade, I think they are very much within reach.” Source: UVM. 10.29.2010###last_img read more


Month: January 2021

first_imgOutside is America¹s leading active lifestyle magazine, with over two million readers a month. For more than 30 years, the magazine has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. Along with receiving many other accolades, Outside is the only magazineto win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence. Visit the magazine online at www.outsideonline.com(link is external). August 4, 2011 (Burlington, VT) ‘ Dealer.com,Dealer.com (www.dealer.com(link is external)), the global leader in automotive internet marketing solutions, has been named one of ‘America’s Best Places to Work’ by Outside magazine. Out of a total of 50 companies who made the 2011 list, Dealer.com ranked No. 14. The full list and related story will be published in the September issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands August 16, 2011. ‘We are incredibly honored to be listed on Outside’s Best Places to Work in America,’ said Mark Bonfigli, CEO of Dealer.com. ‘At Dealer.com, our commitment to the wellness and happiness of our employees has always been a top priority. But there is also great value in providing our team with these unique benefits. Our employees are enthusiastic about their work and consistently provide excellent customer service, develop innovative products and build forward-thinking digital marketing solutions for our clients.’ With a team of more than 550 employees, Dealer.com spends more than $12,000 per employee per year on wellness programs that include a company-subsidized organic food café, comprehensive on-site fitness facilities, indoor tennis and basketball court, ping-pong tables, on-site massage breaks and more than 20 ‘intramural’ teams, among many other features. For a full list of benefits, and to view current job openings, visit www.careers.dealer.com(link is external). Outside’s ‘Best Places to Work’ project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group. The yearlong selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in the United States. Participating companies were then sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. All of the results were analyzed by Best Companies Group experts, who selected the 50 companies that strive to enhance their employees’ enjoyment of active endeavors, and environmental and social involvement. About Dealer.com (www.dealer.com(link is external))Dealer.com is the global leader in online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, providing award winning e-marketing solutions to OEMs, auto dealers and media companies.  The company’s innovative websites and integrated online tools include advertising alternatives that significantly lower the cost of customer acquisition, enhancing dealers’ efficiency and profitability.    Recent national and international accolades include the American Business Awards ‘Best Company of the Year’ and ‘Fastest Growing Company of the Year,’ Inc. magazine’s 2010 Top Small Company Workplaces and Inc. 5000 Rankings, and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500. In addition, Dealer.com won three 2010 DrivingSales Vendor Ratings Awards as Top Rated Provider in the Website, SEO and SEM-PPC categories; the Automotive Website Association’s 2010 Pinnacle Platform Award and its award for Best Online Advertising Tool; the 2010 Dealers’ Choice Diamond Award for Best Website Solution; and Auto Dealer Monthly’s award for Best Video Technology of 2010.  Dealer.com also was recently recognized by Vermont Business magazine as the state’s fastest-growing company, and was ranked first in SEO effectiveness among auto dealer website providers for the third consecutive year by Sorgenfrei LLC.  For more information visit: http://www.dealer.com/promo/look-inside.htm(link is external). About Outsidelast_img read more


Month: January 2021

first_imgThe Vermont Department of Labor is pleased to announce that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved an Individual Assistance Declaration for three additional counties: Franklin, Lamoille and Orleans Counties. The filing deadline for individuals for individuals in these 3 counties to determine eligibility is October 21, 2011. The covered disaster assistance period begins August 27, 2011 and ends March 3, 2012.  The first payable week will be the week ending September 3, 2011. An individual must be continuously unemployed as a direct result of the disaster in order to continue to receive Disaster Unemployment Assistance. If eligible, he or she can collect benefits for the weeks during which they meet the necessary criteria. Individuals who experience temporary job loss as a result of the disaster and who do not qualify for State Unemployment Insurance Benefits, such as self-employed individuals, may also be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. Vermont received approval for DUA in 9 other counties earlier this month, and the deadline for filing in those counties is October 7, 2011. An individual may qualify to receive Disaster Unemployment Assistance if: You were injured in the disaster and are unable to work, whether you are an employee or self-employed.Your workplace was damaged, destroyed, or you cannot work because of the disaster.Your transportation to work is not available.You cannot get to your job because you must travel through the impacted area where means of transportation are not available.You were about to begin working, but could not because of the disaster.You derived most of you income from areas affected by the disaster, and your business is down as a direct result of the disaster. Please call the Vermont Department of Labor’s Claim Assistance Line at 1-877-214-3330 if you are an unemployed worker or self-employed individual who lived, worked, or was scheduled to work in a county that has been declared a disaster area by the federal government to determine you eligibility for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. September 21, 2011last_img read more