Vermont Communities in a Digital Age’ event February 16

first_imgThe e-Vermont Community Broadband Project is working across Vermont to help communities solve local issues with 21st century tools. On February 16 e-Vermont will host Vermont Communities in a Digital Age to highlight some of the projects taking place and bring leaders and learners together to share what they have discovered so far. Topics include mobilizing community resources during emergencies, a hands-on lab about digital tools for business, a showcase of how technology is expanding the classroom for 4-6th graders, and a preview of how town meetings can reach a wider audience. The all-day workshop takes place at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center.‘‘High speed Internet is the critical resource of the 21st century for business, education, community building, good governance and communicating with friends and family. It touches on all parts of our lives,’ says e-Vermont Project Director Helen Labun Jordan. ‘But making the best use of this resource takes the kind of creative thinking we’ll be sharing on February 16.’ Labun Jordan notes that this workshop is for people who are comfortable with computers and focused on applying those skills to larger community goals, not on learning basic skills. Anne Galloway is the keynote speaker. Anne is an award-winning journalist and founder/editor of VTDigger.org, a statewide news website dedicated to coverage of Vermont politics, consumer affairs, business and public policy.Registration is only $20 and includes course offerings, refreshments and lunch. For a complete schedule and to pre-register online visit the e-Vermont website at www.e4vt.org(link is external), call 802-859-3090, or e-mail joanna@snellingcenter.org(link sends e-mail). Follow e-Vermont on Facebook (e-Vermont) and Twitter (@eVermont).e-Vermont partner The Snelling Center for Government is the lead organizer for Vermont Communities in a Digital Age.‘The whole day will offer participants new ideas about how digital tools can be used to create jobs, reinvent schools, attract visitors, improve civic involvement, and enliven Vermont communities,’ stated conference coordinator Joanna Cummings. ‘We hope that hearing directly from some of our communities about their projects will inspire other towns to adapt these tools for their unique needs.’The e-Vermont Community Broadband Project is led by the Vermont Council on Rural Development, and is made up of the Vermont State Colleges, the Vermont Department of Libraries, the Vermont Department of Public Service, Vermont Small Business Development Center, the Snelling Center for Government, Front Porch Forum, Digital Wish, Evslin Family Foundation and Vermont Community Foundation.e-Vermont is supported by a $2.5 million stimulus grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Additional support comes from the Evslin Family Foundation, Vermont Community Foundation, the Jan and David Blittersdorf Foundation, UVM’s Center for Rural Studies, the Vermont Rural Partnership and by donated services and equipment from Dell, Microsoft, and Comcast.last_img read more

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Other Sports Pro Kabaddi League: Vikas Kandola shines in Haryana Steelers win over U Mumba

first_imgChennai: Star raider Vikas Kandola did the star turn as Haryana Steelers beat U Mumba 30-27 for an important win in a Pro Kabaddi League match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Monday.The closely fought contest saw the Mumbai side match the Steelers till the very end, but Kandolas nine-point game and some uncharacteristic errors from the U Mumba defence handed Haryana victory.Both sides went into the match with identical records (four wins and four losses in eight matches), but Haryana Steelers started aggressively, with coach Rakesh Kumar recognising the lack of raiding quality in U Mumba’s ranks.The defence kept a high line, strangling U Mumba’s opportunities to pick up Bonus Points, thereby forcing them to make mistakes while Vikas Kandola picked up the points with his raids in the other end.His three-point Super Raid 12 minutes into the match set the tone for the Haryana side, which inflicted an All-Out on U Mumba with three minutes remaining to half time.Steelers led 16-8 at half-time.In the second half, the introduction of raider AbhishekSingh by U Mumba brought about a change in the proceedings as his raids helped the team reduce the lead to just two points 10 minutes into the half.However, consecutive Super Tackles by Ravi Kumar and Chand Singh, along with a few errors in the Mumbai defence quickly widened the gap to 25-17 in favour of Haryana with seven minutes to the final whistle.Sandeep Narwal’s raid for Mumbai with six minutes left on the clock, taking out Dharmaraj Cheralathan and Chand Singh, tilted the balance of the match once again and the subsequent all-out meant the gap was reduced to one point with less than three minutes remaining.But the push came a little too late for Mumbai as they succumbed to another defeat. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Better Collective nominates Todd Dunlap to join board

first_img Better Collective Spotlight: How Betarades.gr is driving engagement through YouTube July 30, 2020 StumbleUpon Bettingexpert crowns TheTrollmanSha World Tipster Champion  July 2, 2020 Stockholm-listed Better Collective has given its backing for Todd Dunlap to be elected to the board, as the company seeks to grow its US portfolio.The committee hopes to draw upon Dunlap’s experience in the affiliate industry, with specific emphasis placed upon Dunlap’s expertise in the US market.Dunlap has also gained experience in the travel industry, with Better Collective adding that Dunlap was ‘instrumental in the growth journey of Booking.com’ having led the Americas Region responsible for all commercial roles across the US, Canadian and Latin American markets. It added that because of this experience, he is ‘highly suited to the board of Better Collective’.Jens Bager, Chairman of the board, commented: ​​”I am very pleased that Todd Dunlap has decided to join our board of directors, of course pending approval by the Annual General Meeting. Todd’s experience comprises online business models, the US market, and an impressive growth journey, all increasingly relevant for Better Collective.“Todd will, among others, support the company in its ambitious strategic plan to expand in the fast-growing US sports betting market.”The industry affiliate’s nomination committee has also called for Jens Bager, Klaus Holse, Søren Jørgensen, Leif Nørgaard and Petra von Rohr to be re-elected to the board members, as revealed at the company’s 2020 Annual General Meeting.Better Collective has been strengthening its foothold in the US market by acquiring Florida-based Vegasinsider.com and Scoresandodds.com in a $20 million cash transaction.At the time of the acquisition, Better Collective emphasised that the two sports betting portals have maintained a legacy of ‘more than 20-years’ experience in offering premium sports picks, content, insights, information across US sports betting markets. Share Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Submit Share Related Articleslast_img read more

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