Cellucci presents Dubie with Leadership Award

first_imgU.S. Ambassador to Canada Presents Annual Leadership Award to Vermont Lt.Governor(BOSTON, MA) – U.S. Ambassador to Canada Paul Cellucci introduced VermontLt. Governor Brian Dubie to a full house of 85 New England and Canadianbusiness leaders Friday morning (9/17)at the New England-Canada BusinessCouncil’s (www.necbc.org(link is external)) annual Leadership Award breakfast atthe Fairmont Copley Plaza.Dubie addressed the group about his experiences over the past 20 monthsreviving relationships between Vermont and Canada in the areas ofcommerce, the environment, energy, education, transportation and bordersecurity. He concluded his remarks to a standing ovation.Paul Raymond, senior vice president for the Canadian informationtechnology firm CGI Group, Inc., is president and CEO of the Council. Hejoined Dubie and Cellucci at the podium to present the award to Dubie,which reads, “In recognition of your exemplary achievements with regard tointernational trade between Canada and New England.””NECBC presents this award annually to an individual who has displayedexceptional leadership in promoting economic, political and culturalrelations between Canada and New England,” said Raymond.As Governor of Massachusetts, Cellucci was the first recipient of theaward in 1999. Other previous award recipients include Nova Scotia PremierJohn F. Hamm, former Canadian Consul General to New England Mary Clancy,former Maine Governor Angus King, and President & CEO of ManulifeFinancial, Dominic D’Alessandro.last_img read more

Lazio, Wolves in talks over partnership

first_img Loading… Rome media sources say the initiative has been put forward by Lazio sporting director Igli Tare. Working on the deal on Wolves’ behalf is super agent Jorge Mendes.Advertisement Lazio and Wolves are in talks over a partnership. The co-operation would mean an exchange of players, with Lazio keen on Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves and striker Diogo Jota for next season. read also:Lazio fight COVID-19 with garlic and chocolate Last summer, Wolves snapped up Pedro Neto and Bruno Jordao from Lazio on deals to 2024. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneWorld’s Most Delicious Foods10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWhich Celebrity Endorsement Deals Were Worth The Most?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You6 Extreme Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

3 things Jim Boeheim said at his Selection Sunday press conference

first_img Related Stories Syracuse reacts to bizarre NCAA Tournament bracket leakRapid thoughts on Syracuse-Dayton NCAA Tournament matchupStorify: Community reacts to Syracuse basketball earning a No. 10 seed in the NCAA TournamentSyracuse earns No. 10 seed in NCAA Tournament, will face No. 7 Dayton in Round of 64 Published on March 13, 2016 at 9:01 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+ How Boeheim thinks the selection committee weighed his suspensionBefore Selection Sunday, the NCAA said it would take into account Boeheim’s nine-game suspension in which the Orange posted a 4-5 record with assistant coach Mike Hopkins at the helm.It would presumably play to SU’s benefit, as the NCAA likened it to a team without one of its strongest players, according to a story in The Post-Standard. But when Syracuse received its seeding on Sunday, even though it was much better than most expected, Boeheim didn’t think his absence was influential at all.“As I look at it now, that had nothing to do with it,” Boeheim said. “I don’t think that played in. I’m sure they thought about it, talked about it, but at the end of the day I don’t think that mattered.” Comments Syracuse was one of the last teams announced on TV for the 2016 NCAA Tournament, but the Orange wasn’t as close to the bubble as most experts predicted. Jim Boeheim’s SU team finished 19-13 in the regular season with a 9-9 record in conference play, but earned a No. 10 seed and will face seventh-seeded Dayton on Friday at 12:15 p.m. in St. Louis.Here are three things the Syracuse head coach said after learning of his team’s postseason fate.It’s the happiest he’s been on this day in 40 yearsSyracuse’s spot in the NCAA Tournament certainly wasn’t set in stone heading into Selection Sunday, but the Orange’s bid left its head coach smiling and smirking just minutes after SU was the last team announced on TV for the field of 68.“This is the happiest I’ve been on Selection Sunday in all my years of coaching,” Boeheim said. “I couldn’t be happier for this group. Obviously it’s been a very difficult year, tough year, a lot of ups and downs, a lot of tough games.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse grabbed five wins against teams in the RPI top 50, but dropped five of its last six including its conference tournament opener. It started conference play 0-4, lost three games to one team and had to spend a full month without any form of contact with its head coach.All that piled up and Boeheim was elated to receive the seed Syracuse did with many forecasts having the Orange out of the field entirely a year after it self-imposed a postseason ban.“You know, obviously when there’s so much doubt … I think a lot of negativity, that for these guys to overcome all that … I’m so happy for this team with everything that’s happened this season last season,” Boeheim said. “For Mike (Gbinije) and Trevor (Cooney) to get back to the Tournament is just crucial.”Hot start paid off in the end for SyracuseThe Orange got off to a roaring start in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, winning four consecutive games to start the season 6-0 and vault itself to a No. 14 national ranking.In that stretch in the Bahamas, Syracuse defeated Connecticut and Texas A&M, two teams that received bids to the NCAA Tournament. Also in the Battle 4 Atlantis field were Tournament teams Michigan, Texas and Gonzaga.“I think we got into the tournament based on the start of this year,” Boeheim said. “Going to Atlantis and winning that tournament, I think five of the teams from that tournament are in the field, it might even be six.”Boeheim’s second guess was correct and on top of strong wins at Duke, against Notre Dame and against St. Bonaventure, the Orange rounded out a resume that began with a boost that benefitted its seeding in the end.“My son, he’s pretty smart,” Boeheim said. “He said six teams (from the Battle 4 Atlantis) are in. You won the tournament so you should get in.”MORE COVERAGE:Syracuse reacts to bizarre NCAA Tournament bracket leakRapid thoughts on Syracuse-Dayton NCAA Tournament matchupStorify: Community reacts to SU earning a No. 10 seed in the NCAA TournamentTrevor Cooney on making the NCAA Tournament: ‘It’s almost everything’last_img read more

Nuggets extend team president Tim Connelly’s contract

first_imgDenver is 224-243 in his tenure.Connelly has also spent time with both the Hornets and Wizards franchises.The team also extended general manager Arturas Karnisovas’ contract Friday. Connelly has been running the Nuggets since 2013. Denver has not made the playoffs since he took over, but it is 39-18 this season and in second place in the Western Conference.Denver also knew it was going to go through a rebuild when it brought in Connelly. Related News Under Connelly, the Nuggets have drafted Nikola Jokic (2014), Jamal Murray, Malik Beasley (2016) and Donovan Mitchell (2017). NBA All-Star 2019: Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis by the numberscenter_img The Nuggets are extending Tim Connelly’s contract, the team announced Friday.Denver’s president of basketball operations’ current deal was up after the season, but the team wanted to lock him up for the foreseeable future. NBA All-Star 2019: Deandre Ayton ready for Rising Stars Challengelast_img read more

Complaint Alleges Cancer Cluster at Guantánamo Bay after Three Deaths

first_imgShare8TweetShareEmail8 SharesImage Credit: Guantanamo jog, The U.S. ArmyJuly 28, 2015; ReutersA complaint has been lodged against the U.S. Department of Defense charging officials for ignoring health concerns from personnel for years.Cancer clusters, like the famous cases of childhood leukemia in Woburn, Massachusetts, and Tom’s River, New Jersey, have been notoriously difficult to substantiate. Even before a scientific link can be established, there must be a concerted effort by the community members to bring the issue to the attention of public health officials, to be taken seriously or ignored. Lois Gibbs was the leader of one of the first largely grassroots movements to address a widespread toxic contamination of her community. Gibbs led an activist residential movement to relocate away from their town Love Canal, New York, after contaminants began creating noticeable health problems. Gibbs went on to form her own nonprofit, but the activist spirit behind the push for answers in situations where a cluster is suspected has been a common thread for the past 40 years.In much the same way, a current employee at Guantánamo Bay is also pushing for change, and trying to hold government officials accountable. At Guantánamo Bay, a complaint alleging a cancer cluster has been gaining strong support from former and current employees that have long suspected (and reported) health problems linked to the site that were seemingly ignored by officials for years.The U.S. Navy is investigating reports in a complaint filed against the U.S. Defense Department’s Office of the Inspector General, alleging the existence of a cancer cluster in Guantánamo Bay’s war court site after at least seven military and civilian employees working at the camp were diagnosed with a variety of different cancers. Cancer clusters occur when unusually high numbers of people around the same geographic region develop the same illness from a common cause.“The Department of Defense is aware of concerns about possible carcinogens around the Department of Defense Military Commissions site,” said base spokeswoman Kelly Wirfel, in an e-mail from Guantánamo. “We take any health concerns very seriously. Working together with the Navy Marine Corps Public Health Center and other environmental and health officials, Navy Region Southeast is looking into this to identify whatever steps may be necessary to address these concerns. We will keep everyone informed as we go along.”The complaint was filed by a Navy Reserves attorney who had worked at the camp on July 14th, just days before the death of Navy Lieutenant Commander Bill Kuebler, a former war court lawyer on July 17th, at the age of 44. Kuebler had been representing Canadian captive Omar Khadr before his death from appendix cancer between 2007 and 2009. The complaint says that there has been an unusually large number of people who have been diagnosed out of the 200 prosecutors, defense attorneys, and other employees who have worked at the base. Those who have been affected were between the ages of 35 and 52, and their cancers include lymphoma, brain, appendix, and colon. Three have died so far, and Kuebler’s was a particularly aggressive cancer.According to the complaint, those who have been diagnosed may have been exposed to carcinogens while working at areas in the camp where jet fuel was previously disposed of. In addition, the affected may also have been exposed to toxins like asbestos while working in older buildings where the trials were housed.According to the Miami Herald, which has been following these cases since 2008, attorneys representing or prosecuting the detainees have had to work in buildings with warning signs of the health hazards of using the water. These buildings were abandoned before the detention center opened in 2002.For some, the complaint brings welcome change that has been long coming. VICE News obtained documents via the Freedom of Information Act that indicated defense attorneys that had worked at the camp had previously fallen ill in 2012 from an infestation of mold and rat droppings located in their offices at the base.“We have been telling our chain-of-command for years that we don’t feel safe living and working in the temporary facilities the government has erected for military commissions,” said U.S. Air Force Capt. Michael Schwartz and a military defense lawyer who has worked on Guantánamo Bay for years. “But, along with the Constitution, the government seems to want to sweep this under the rug.”Although it’s uncertain that officials were aware and deliberately ignored the health concerns, others are sure that the government should not itself be conducting an internal investigation. Richard Kammen, a civilian defense attorney who represented one of the masterminds of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, is recommending an independent NGO take over the investigation, being as complex as it is.“It is doubtful the Navy or any DOD related agency could perform this kind of investigation with any objectivity,” he said.The case of Guantánamo Bay would not be the first instance that civilians have struggled to hold officials accountable in cases of possible cancer clusters. Between the 1950s and 1980s, Marines and their family used and drank water contaminated with toxins at the Marine base camp Camp Lejeune, in North Carolina. With slow responses from officials and neglect to inform the residents of the dangers years later, studies have found that those stationed at Camp Lejeune had a greater risk of dying from certain types of cancers. Similarly, like Gibbs, those affected have pushed for studies to undercover the extent of the damage to the residents.Although it’s still uncertain whether health officials can determine whether Guántanamo exhibits the characteristics of a cluster, the complaint appears to be only one in a series of efforts by personnel at the camp to find answers and assign accountability.But as we read this story, it is important to remember not only the hard-won roots of this movement but also the intense difficulties there still are in proving the existence of cancer clusters even when the outcomes are devastatingly obvious.—Shafaq HasanShare8TweetShareEmail8 Shareslast_img read more