Come celebrate the launch of The Nature Conservancys Corporate Conservation Council of Vermont, a program designed to bring together and recognize businesses that support conservation. Learn about the strategic nature of conservation and the importance of investing in the natural world. Businesses interested in finding out more about the Council and how the Conservancy works in Vermont and around the world are welcome to attend. Keynote speakers include Bill Stritzler, owner and managing director of Smugglers Notch which is the first resort recognized as a Vermont Business Environmental Leader, andBob Klein, Executive Director of the Vermont chapter of The Nature Conservancy. The luncheon will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington on January 18, 2008 from 12PM to 2PM. For more information and to register, contact Jessica at 802-229-4425 ext 113, or email us at [email protected](link sends e-mail).
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr But you might want to consider text notifications and Apple Pay for this wearable.by: Tim McAlpineMy Apple Watch arrived in early June. I ordered it on the release date (don’t judge me), and waited and waited for it to arrive. Meanwhile, I read the good, the tepid and the bad reviews. I did my best to reserve judgment.When it came, I installed many of the available watch apps, tried them once and haven’t been back. The capabilities of most apps are limited and, in most cases, navigating the tiny screen is harder than just grabbing your iPhone. This will likely change with operating system upgrades.For now, I find myself using the clock (go figure), notifications, and the built-in health and fitness tracking capabilities the most. I’ve worn a Fitbit on my wrist for the past couple of years, and I do like the Apple Watch better for basic step and calorie-counting. Having a built-in heart-rate monitor is a nice bonus. continue reading »
On June 26, New York state voters will have an opportunity to cast an important primary vote for our representation in Congressional District 21 for the 116th Congress. There are many qualified candidates on the Democratic side, but one has set herself apart as most deserving: Tedra Cobb.Considering the many reasons to choose a candidate, these stand out: integrity, energy, intention, leadership and experience. Tedra Cobb is the only candidate who matches all criteria with a record of elected public service and bipartisanship.Unlike our current representative, Elise Stefanik, Cobb has lived in the district for decades, raised a family and started a business, all the while serving her community. With a pubic record of accountability, Cobb’s supporters in her home county of St. Lawrence enthusiastically embrace her candidacy, providing us with the largest number of petition signatures of any Democratic congressional candidate in this race –which bodes well for the election win in the fall.Tedra Cobb embodies the independence, grit and kindness of the North Country. Her election effort has exhibited the leadership necessary to bring the district the kind of candidate we deserve: one who listens, one who is accessible to the constituents and one who is representative of our best selves. It’s for these reasons that I ask you to vote for Tedra Cobb to represent the people of Congressional District 21.Julie A. WashSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
A prolonged period away from the ring saw Fury lose his titles although he still regards himself as the “lineal champion” having not been beaten in the ring.Fury added he had sought professional medical help but that it was his religious belief that had enabled him to resume his boxing career.“I was out at Halloween in 2017 dressed as a skeleton, but I was 29 and everyone was younger and I thought, ‘is this what I want from my life?’ he said.“I left early and went home into a dark room, took the skeleton suit off and I prayed to God to help me. I’d never begged to God to help me. I could feel tears running down my face.”Fury added: “I almost accepted that being an alcoholic was my fate but after praying for 10 minutes, I got up and felt the weight was lifted off my shoulders.“For the first time in my life I thought I was going to be OK. I knew I couldn’t do it on my own.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | British boxer Tyson Fury has revealed that suffering from depression meant he “wanted to die so bad”.The 30-year-old, who faces Deontay Wilder for the American’s World Boxing Council heavyweight title in Los Angeles on December 1, also had problems with drug addiction and alcoholism.Fury told video podcast The Joe Rogan Experience: “I would start thinking these crazy thoughts.“I bought a brand new Ferrari convertible in the summer of 2016. I was in it on the highway and at the bottom, I got the car up to 190mph and heading towards a bridge.“I didn’t care about nothing. I just wanted to die so bad. I gave up on life, but as I was heading to the bridge I heard a voice saying, ‘No, don’t do this Tyson, think about your kids, your family, your sons and daughter growing up without a dad.’”Fury said his life had become unstable following a shock win over Wladmir Klitschko in Dusseldorf in 2015 that saw him crowned the World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organisation heavyweight champion.“I’d wake up and think, ‘Why did I wake up this morning?’ he said. “And this is coming from a man who won everything. Money, fame, glory, titles, a wife, family and kids — everything.”
On the eve of the crowning of the 2012-13 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champion the league was saddened when the news that Grand Forks netminder Robbie Dunsmuir was killed in a house fire Friday in his Ontario home.The news was released by the Border Bruins on the KIJHL website.“All of us associated with the Border Bruins were terribly saddened to learn that Robbie Dunsmuir, who was the Bruins’ goalie for most of the 2012/13 season, was a victim of an early morning house fire at his home in Ontario on Friday, March 29, along with his parents and younger brother,” the story on the website said. The story went on to say that Dunsmuir was a talented goalie, but above all a kind and generous person and an outstanding young man.“His dedication to hard work and constant improvement of himself and all around him, along with his contagious optimism, made him a great positive leader,” the story continued.“Robbie was an exemplary member of the community, donating his time to minor hockey and volunteering for numerous outreach programs. Everyone who got to know him was touched by his honesty, gentle spirit and sense of humor.Dunsmir played part of the season with Grand Forks before returning to Ontario.He intended to play Junior A hockey in his home province next season and had plans to go to university and medical school.“He will be greatly missed,” the story on the Grand Forks website said.See http://thenelsondaily.com/news/border-bruin-goalie-dies-fire-ontario-home-23996#.UVrq1Rm8JE4
There will be no Spengler Cup gold medal in Geoff Kinrade’s stocking this year.The Nelson Minor Hockey grad saw his Team Canada teammates fall 6-5 to HC Genève-Servette Skaters in semi final round action at the Spengler Cup Monday in Davos, Switzerland.Former NHLer Matthew Lombardi did most of the damage, scoring twice while adding a pair of assists to lead HC Genève-Servette to the victory.HC Genève-Servette now faces CSKA Moscow in the final after the Russian squad edged host Davos 5-4.HC Genève-Servette held period leads of 2-0 and 4-2, increasing the margin to 6-3 in the third before Team Canada rallied for two late goals.Arnaud Jacquemet, Inti Pestoni, Daniel Vukovic and Denis Hollenstein also scored for HC Genève-Servette. Alexandre Giroux, Jacob Micflikier, Jacob Micflikier, former Trail Smokie defenceman Travis Roche and Jason Williams replied for Team Canada, which out shot the winners 55-24 — including a 24-8 margin in the third period.Allen York and Matthew Hackett, the latter of the Rochester Americans, played goal for Team Canada. Hackett was added to the Team Canada roster after Chris Mason was injured.Kinrade, the second consecutive season the Nelson native has played for Team Canada at the Spengler Cup, finished the game with an assist on the second period goal by Giroux.The Spengler Cup, originating in 1923, is an annual ice hockey tournament held in Davos, Switzerland and is considered the oldest invitational ice hockey tournament in the world.Team Canada consisted of players currently on European teams.Kinrade is a member of SC Bern of the of the Swiss Nationaliga and is a graduate of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Nelson Leafs.Roche, from Grand Cache, Alta., played for the Smokies in 1997-98 season.Roche, 35, is a teammate of Kinrade at SC Bern.