BURLINGTON, Vt.–Champlain College students Heather Littlefield, Anna Wisniewska, Alina Stanciu and Emily Howland have been working atthe Vermont Global Trade Partnership (VGTP) during the spring 2007 semester. These Champlain College students earned their internships through a competitive interview process.Vermont business people access a broad range of trade services through the VGTP, a state program which has established an office in the S.D. Ireland Family Center for Global Business and Technology on the Champlain College campus. Champlain offers the only International Business program in the state of Vermont.Businesses can receive assistance with: reviewing trade regulations, tariffs and logistics, researching new markets, importing and exporting, product sourcing, trade missions, overseas trade shows, and networking opportunities.Additionally, student Emily Howland is doing a four-month internship in Shanghai, China. She is an intern at the Shanghai Small Enterprise Trade Development Center, promoting international business relationships. Howland is no stranger to China, having studied for four years in Beijing. She is a fluent speaker of the Chinese dialect of Mandarin. Howland is sharing her experience in China via a student blog.Prior to this spring internship, she has been continuing her role as lead research assistant for the Vermont Global Trade Partnership. In November, she accompanied a Vermont delegation on a trade mission to China and assisted as an interpreter. More recently, she organized Vermont’s participation in the American Education Fairs in Taiwan. She also hosted a tourism representative from China and toured her around Vermont.”I’m looking forward to getting experience in working in a Chinese office,” she said. “It’s a similar organization to where I work now — I’ll just see things from the other side.” Howland grew up in Richmond, Vt. and is a graduate of Mt. Mansfield Union High School.Littlefield, from Morrisville, Vt., is a graduate of People’s Academy. She is finishing her bachelor’s degree in International Business and she brings retail experience to the VGTP, including shipping and receiving responsibilities for textiles. With the VGTP, she performs research in areas that include sourcing and distributor searches, as well as regulatory market reports.Wisniewska is a native of Poland. She is a Business and Management major who also brings human resources and accounting knowledge to the internship.Stanciu is from Romania and she is an International Business student. Stanciu is helping the VGTP investigate new business opportunities in Romania and Bulgaria — which are new members of the European Union.
Total positive cases: 6 (3 transferred)In mandatory isolation: 4In precautionary quarantine: 5In mandatory quarantine: 13Total tested: 101Negative test results: 77Pending test results: 15 As of Friday, March 27, Delaware County released the following information: For more coronavirus coverage, click here. DELAWARE COUNTY N.Y. (WBNG) — The Delaware County Health Department confirmed six positive cases of the coronavirus on Friday. Check the Delaware County Health Department website for updates.
A man accused of raping a woman in Broward 36 years ago has been tracked down in West Virginia and is being extradited back to the area to face charges for the crime, thanks to a fresh look at her case and testing of old DNA evidence.Timothy Norris, who is now 60 and is serving a federal sentence in West Virginia for armed bank robbery, will be extradited back to South Florida for the 1983 rape. The woman, who remains unidentified, is expected to testify at his trial, said Coral Springs police spokesman Tyler Reik.The woman told police she was at her home in the Ramblewood neighborhood when she awoke to the stranger in her bedroom at 6 a.m. on August 22, 1983, with a steak knife held to her neck.The 1983 incident report says that he told the woman three times “I’m not going to hurt you.” He then got into her bed and raped her. Afterward, he told the woman, “I have loved you for months. You have very nice children and a nice husband,” before leaving.The woman says her husband was at work, and her mother and two children were asleep in the house. Although her mother heard the scream, she thought it was from one of the children, and returned to bed after checking on them.Police say the man, who is now identified as Norris, gained entry to the house through a rear door. At the time, the only identifying details they had, other than his race, were that he was clean cut, slim with brown hair, had a heavy Southern accent and wore strong cologne.The technology available to the Broward Sheriff’s Office at the time did not lead them to a likely suspect.Last March, the woman saw news accounts on social media about Coral Springs police solving another rape case from the 1980s.She then asked police to take another look at her case. That led them to identify several items of evidence, which they sent to the Broward Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab for processing. This time, police were able to make a match from a sample of the woman’s clothing that had Norris’ DNA on it.Norris also has previous arrests for armed burglary, aggravated assault, assault on a female, and kidnapping.