Brian Harwood of Waterbury, has been elected chair of the board of directors of Vermont Public Television (VPT), Vermont’s statewide public television network. One of the state’s best-known radio personalities and a Vermont Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame member, he is morning host on WCVT Classic Vermont. He was formerly chair and CEO of hmc2 advertising in Stowe. Since his retirement from the firm, he serves as chair emeritus.Harwood succeeds James Wyant of Pointe Claire, Que., who continues on the VPT board as past chair.Pamela Mackenzie of S. Burlington, Vt., was elected vice chair. She is the area vice president for Comcast in Vermont and western Massachusetts.Source: VPT 7.2.2010
Tweet Share 23 Views no discussions Share LocalNews Hurricane Season Officially Starts Today by: – June 1, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Photo credit: luxurytravel-destinations.comToday (June 1) marks the official start of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season.However, the season has already gotten off to a quick start with Tropical Storms Alberto and Beryl which were formed in the month of May. This is the first time since 1908 that two Tropical Storms have developed before June 1. Tropical Storm Beryl which made landfall near Jacksonville Beach, Florida early on May 28 was the strongest pre-June Tropical Cyclone to make landfall in the United States.This year is expected to be a near Average year with according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 9 -15 Named Storms, 4 – 8 Hurricanes and 1 – 3 of those possibly becoming Intense Hurricanes of Categories 3 to 5.The names for 2012 are Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sandy, Tony, Valerie and William.Although this season isn’t expected to be as busy as last year’s above-average season island residents especially those on the coast should start stocking up on hurricane supplies, forming evacuation plans and generally preparing adequately.“There is still going to be a lot of activity. So just because we’re predicting a near normal season doesn’t mean anybody’s off the hook at all,” says one of the lead seasonal forecaster at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. Dominicans are therefore being urged to continue all preparedness activities, ensure they are in a safe shelter whenever a storm is announced, move away from coastal and other vulnerable areas and have on hand emergency supplies as advised by Disaster Management Officials. By:Cecil P. ShillingfordDisaster Risk Management Correspondent
National U-23 Eagles coach Samson Siasia has declared that he is not scared of playing either Ghana or Congo in the final round of qualifiers for the 2015 African U-23 Championship billed to hold in Senegal in December.Complete Sports can report that the Championship which is in its second edition will be played between December 5 and 19.According to the Confederation of African Football, CAF, the Championship will also serve as qualifier for the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.“Well, we are a team and we are always ready to play any team, all I can tell you is that we are monitoring events and also doing our best to prepare for the challenges ahead of the team”, begins the former Super Eagles handler.“Both Ghana and Congo are good teams and we are not going to underrate any of them that we have to face in the final round of the qualifiers.Siasia who led the Dream Team to beat Zambia 2-1 in Lusaka in their last qualifying game of the All Africa Games to qualify for the event billed to hold in Congo said he is well focused to ensure that Nigeria qualify for the Olympics. “We are going to do our best to make sure we qualify for the Olympics having secured the ticket to the All Africa Games.Meanwhile, Ghana will play Congo-Brazzaville for the right to face Nigeria’s Dream Team in the final qualifying round for this year’s African U-23 Championship.