Shumlin appoints Hal Colston to Vermont Commission on National and Community Service

first_imgGovernor-Elect Peter Shumlin announced today the appointment of Dr. Harold (Hal) Colston as Executive Director of the Vermont Commission on National and Community Service. The Commission, with a state-administered $2 million grant from the federal government, coordinates Americorps National service programs and other volunteer and community services across Vermont.Colston is currently executive director of the nonprofit organization NeighborKeepers, and is an adjunct professor at Champlain College, where he lectures about building community through volunteerism. He previously serviced as diversity coordinator at the Howard Center in Burlington, and is the founder of the Good News Garage in Burlington, which has been featured in several national media outlets.”Hal has dedicated his professional life to volunteerism and efforts like the Good News Garage that make life better for all Vermonters,” Gov. Elect Shumlin said. “He’s been recognized nationally as a leader in this area. We are very lucky to have his ideas and commitment at the helm of the Vermont Commission on National and Community Service.”The commission consists of a maximum of 15 governor appointed citizens supported by a staff of four, and housed in the Secretary’s Office in the Agency of Human Services. The programs are largely funded through federal dollars, with relatively small local matches required.Colston’s salary will be $65,000.last_img read more

TV blackout

first_imgSpanish women’s football is going through its most turbulent season. Of the hard negotiations for the first agreement in this category, whose agreement came in December with a heading that is expected, the television conflict, which directly interferes with the delay in signing this document. The situation is the least confusing. On December 20, unions and employers raised a world historical pre-agreement, which set from wages to maternity or work disability protocols. But its official signature, agreed for January 15 and subject to the economic agreement between the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and the Association of Women’s Soccer Clubs (ACFF), is expected. The Causes They walk on another of the fronts that maintain the controversial day after day in the First Iberdrola: television rights. As it happened at the beginning of this century in the men’s category, there is no audiovisual regulation that encompasses all clubs. Everything revolves around a war of interests, among which many point to Real Madrid and Barça. Both clubs, with their own televisions, are key to understanding this audiovisual block and, therefore, the agreement. And if there is no agreement in this area, there is no economic consensus and the agreement cannot see the light, since the teams cannot ensure compliance. As indicated to AS various sources, the two clubs want to broadcast their matches through their channels, without financial consideration for the visiting team, and even broadcast their meetings away from home based on the simulcast (give a match on two platforms at the same time), without exclusivity. A fact that has upset what was agreed between Mediapro, the RFEF and the ACFF, which agreed to broadcast two games on GOL TV, the rest to be determined.The problem of all this was manifested with the non-retransmission of Atleti-Barça, the most important match in Primera. María Teixidor, secretary of the Barça club, blamed Mediapro for it, ensuring that from Barça they did not oppose the issuance of the match, but Your consent was not in writing, as requested, since the culé entity accepts its field right (retransmit the duels at home), the principle by which it issued the Classic’s outing without the Atleti accepting it. A conflict that denotes the lack of specific regulation for retransmissions of women’s football and in which a consensus is urgent. For now, the most affected are still the players. They have no agreement or visibility …last_img read more