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Green Mountain Coffee donates $10,000 to support wellness program

first_imgGreen Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) has given $10,000 to support the South Burlington School District’s Wellness and Resiliency Program.The program, which includes approximately 100 teachers, addresses wellness and learning through stress management and mindfulness techniques. These techniques are brought into the classroom as part of the student’s regular curriculum.“Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has been a leader in developing wellness programs that include mindfulness training and yoga within their company. Shinzen Young, who leads GMCR’s mindfulness training and retreats, is also working with the South Burlington teachers”, says Talk About Wellness coordinator, Marilyn Neagley.  “Training our youth in exercising calming practices and stress management increases their ability to learn and process information as well as deal with the day-to-day stress of social situations that are part of being a student.” GMCR showed particular interest in the South Burlington School District’s teacher and teen retreats being offered.A teen wellness retreat for three high schools, South Burlington, Burlington and Champlain Valley Union is being offered this summer at Omega Institute. The Talk About Wellness initiative is offering partial to full scholarships thanks to grants from Wind Ridge Publishing and the Ferguson Foundation.Source: GMCR. 2.26.2010last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs JV Team Outscored By Lady Pirates

first_imgThe JV Lady Bulldogs lost their first home game of the season last night 14-10 in a back and forth battle with the visiting Lady Pirates.  Greensburg struck first by putting 2 on the board in the second inning but the Bulldogs were able to push across 5 runs of their own to put them in front early.  The Lady Pirates came back in the third and posted 2 more while the Bulldogs were able to post 1 in the inning and 1 more in the fourth.  The Lady Pirates scored another run in the fifth inning off of a deep triple by Greensburg’s Jones.  Greensburg struck again with a big inning in the.sixth as they sent 10 batters to the plate while pushing across 6 runs.  The Bulldogs responded with 2 in their half of the sixth inning to make it a 11-9 after six innings.  Greensburg, however, was able to tack on 3 more in the seventh and the Bulldogs only managed to score 1 in their half to end the game at 14-10.The Lady Bulldogs were able to pound out 15 hits on the evening.  Morgan Biggs and Molly Weiler led the Bulldogs with 3 hits a piece while Gabby Elston and Ainsley Phipps each chipped in with 2 a piece.  Chloe Saler, Gwen Martin, Sarah Ripperger, Sophie Lee, and Courtney Chambers all finished with a hit as well.  Eight different Bulldogs scored runs in the game to even out the offensive attack.Morgan Biggs got the start on the mound and pitched an excellent game striking out 12 Lady Pirates while surrendering 7 hits.Batesville JV Softball will next be in action Monday evening as they travel to St. Leon to take on the East Central Trojans.  First pitch will be immediately following the varsity game.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Stacey Kessens.last_img read more

India player among at least ten COVID-19 positive CSK contingent

first_img(ESPNCRICINFO) – An Indian player is among at least ten members of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) contingent who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Dubai. ESPNcricinfo understands there is only one player among those who tested positive, with the rest of them comprising support staff members and a few net bowlers.One of those found positive is the wife of a senior Super Kings official, though the official himself has tested negative.The infected persons are understood to have been moved to a different hotel from the team hotel, and are being monitored by medical personnel behind closed doors.As a result of this development, Super Kings have been forced to postpone the start of their training in Dubai to September 1.According to the IPL’s Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs), all those who tested positive will now need to undergo at least two weeks of further quarantine and clear two more tests before they can rejoin the group.ESPNcricinfo understands the positive test results are from the final round of testing in the UAE, which is part of IPL’s COVID-19 protocols comprising three tests that are mandatory for every person who is part of the tournament.As per the protocol, every person would get tested at the airport upon landing in the UAE, followed by two tests at the hotel on days 3 and 6.The protocol also makes it mandatory for everyone to undergo a six-day quarantine after landing, when they are not supposed to even mingle with team members or colleagues. Once the squad members clear all the mandatory tests only then can teams start their training.As per the original schedule, Super Kings would have started their training yesterday. However, their preparations are now in disarray. So far neither the franchise nor the IPL has made any public comment.The IPL is to start on September 19, but the schedule is yet to be finalised. The development is bound to put the IPL on alert simply because Super Kings, who finished runners-up in 2019, are expected to play defending champions Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener.Super Kings landed in Dubai on August 21 after part of their Indian contingent underwent a six-day conditioning camp in Chennai. That group included most of the senior Indian players in the squad including captain MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar and Piyush Chawla.What happens now?According to tournament’s SOPs, those who test positive have to be “immediately isolated from rest of the squad”, and it is understood this has been done with the infected persons having been moved out of the team hotel. The SOPs also say “contact tracing” should “commence immediately”.If the person is “asymptomatic or has mild symptoms”, then he/she would need to be isolated outside the bio-secure bubble for two weeks from the “first day of symptoms or a positive PCR test report whichever is later”.The individual cannot also train during the 14-day isolation period and is advised complete rest. If the symptoms worsen then he/she would be shifted to a tournament-accredited hospital.“After the 2 weeks isolation, the individual must return 2 negative PCR test reports done 24 hours apart before being permitted to re-enter the Bio-Secure Environment. After recovery, players must undergo a cardiac screening before resuming any team activities,” is what the IPL said while distributing the SOPs to franchise recently.Had ‘reservations’ about Chennai camp – Super Kings CEOIncidentally, Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan revealed he was skeptical about organising the camp in Chennai and that it was Dhoni who convinced him that the camp was necessary.“When we announced that the tournament (IPL) is going to happen, I had reservations about conducting the camp here because of the bio-bubble which we will have to observe,” Viswanathan said in a Super Kings video published on YouTube on August 26.“In fact, I even sent a message to him whether it will be worthwhile having a camp of five days before we leave for Dubai. But captain (Dhoni) was crystal clear in his thoughts.”Dhoni reasoned that the Chennai experience would also help players understand the basics of what being in a bubble meant.“He said: ‘No, Sir, we have not played for nearly 4-5 months. All of us need to get together. We should be in Chennai, in a bio-bubble, so that we get used to that when we land in Dubai. And also will help the boys getting in shape.’ This camp, though we had some reservations, has really helped. And I am very happy we were able to host the camp’.”last_img read more

FIANNA FAIL COUNCILLOR ‘TO QUIT PARTY’ OVER ELECTION DECISION

first_imgSOURCES close to Fianna Fail councillor Brendan Byrne say he will quit the party after it decided not to field a candidate in the Presidential election.He is expected to make an announcement ‘in the next few days’ according to close friends.If he does quit – and the former Mayor has confirmed he is ‘considering my future in Fianna Fail’ – it would be a major blow to the party. He was director of elections in the general election in Donegal South West where a two candidate strategy backfired with Mary Coughlan and Brian O Domhnaill failing to land a seat.Instead independent Thomas Pringle won out.A close friend of Byrne told donegaldaily.com: “Brendan is very unhappy with Micheal Martin and Eamon O’ Cuiv and their decision not to field a candidate for the party. He can’t stay in a party that is being so defeatist.”FIANNA FAIL COUNCILLOR ‘TO QUIT PARTY’ OVER ELECTION DECISION was last modified: September 2nd, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more