Do you know someone who continuously steps forward to help advance and strengthen our Vermont communities? Your ideal civic leader could be the next person to be honored with the statewide Vermont Chamber Citizen of the Year Award.Presented annually for nearly four decades, the Citizen of the Year award is given to a person who: 1) Has made major contributions to the betterment of Vermont; 2) Has distinguished himself or herself through outstanding service to the community; and 3) Typifies the true spirit of service and self-sacrifice in representing the finest ideal of Vermont Citizenship.The 2003 Citizen of the Year will be honored with a special recognition banquet in the fall. The application includes a nomination form, a brief biographical sketch of the nominee, and supporting testimonials. A Selection Committee comprised of Vermont Chamber Board Members and past award winners will select the winner.Last year’s Vermont Chamber Citizen of the Year was The Honorable Barbara W. Snelling. Other past winners include Judge Sterry Waterman (1983), Martha H. O’Connor (1994), Sister Elizabeth Candon (1985), Governor Thomas P. Salmon (1996), Francis G.W. Voigt (2000), and Diane P. Mueller (2001).Please contact Vicky Tebbetts, Vermont Chamber Vice President of Communications, with any questions or to receive a nomination form. (firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail), 802-223-3443 ext 123). The deadline for nominations is July 15, 2003.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday that he has tested negative for the novel coronavirus after weeks quarantined in his residence due to an infection.In a photo posted to social media, Bolsonaro appeared with a box of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug he credited for his recovery despite a lack of scientific evidence about its effectiveness. In an accompanying text, he said his RT-PCR test for Sars-Cov 2 was negative.He did not say when he took the test nor did he provide any further details. Topics : Bolsonaro reported testing positive three times this month, including an initial diagnosis on July 7 for COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus.Since then he has been in partial isolation at the presidential residence, filling his official agenda with videoconferences. He was spotted outdoors occasionally, including at a rally where he greeted supporters, removing his mask occasionally when at a distance of a few meters.Bolsonaro’s coronavírus infection was one of more than 2.3 million cases in Brazil, second only to the United States. The pandemic has killed more than 85,000 people in Brazil.Bolsonaro has played down the risks of the virus he called “a little flu” and defied public health experts and fought against governors and mayors imposing lockdowns to fight the pandemic. The right-wing populist has warned such policies are worse than the virus itself and urged businesses to reopen quickly.Bolsonaro has said he would start traveling around the country after recovering from his illness.
Hoyer Group, the Hamburg-based logistics, has taken delivery of an LNG-fueled Iveco truck for its trial project starting in October. In cooperation with Total Deutschland, Hoyer’s business unit Petrolog will trial the LNG-fueled truck when making deliveries to Total’s service stations in the Hamburg and Bremen region from October onwards, Hoyer said in a statement.Speaking of the reasons to launch the trial project, managing director of the business unit Petrolog in the Hoyer Group, Mark Binns, said, “Despite being more expensive to buy, we are convinced by the truck’s positive environmental and operational benefits.”The company aims to reduce its CO2 emission produced by vehicle operation by 25 percent per ton-kilometer by 2020.The LNG-fueled truck will deliver fuel to Total’s stations that Hoyer has been servicing since 2016.Total’s logistics director Stefan Küfner noted the company is increasingly involving itself in using LNG in the transport of goods by road. He added the cooperation with Hoyer will provide Total with further experience in the daily use of LNG trucks.The truck, which has been configured specifically for deliveries to service stations, will be tested in existing intensive delivery operations over the next six months, Hoyer said.
Photo: Olivia Meer and Jack HollinsBatesville, In. — Students in the fourth and seventh grades at St. Louis School received bird feeders and seed as part of the Indiana Audubon Society’s “Indiana for the Birds” program. Fifty Indiana schools were chosen to receive these kits courtesy of a grant from the Efroymson Family Fund.The seventh-graders have been studying bird characteristics as well as bird adaptations and completing various projects regarding birds in Indiana. They have even viewed live bird cams to study our birds more closely.Currently, our feeders are hung on school grounds where the students may enjoy our feathered friends.
Northern Ireland’s Windsor Park woes continued as two late goals from Israel saw them defeated 2-0 despite dominating for much of the game. After disappointing home draws against Luxembourg and Azerbaijan in their last two World Cup qualifiers, they failed to convert possession and territory into goals before sucker punch strikes from Lior Refaelov and Eden Ben Basat cost them dear. Captain Steven Davis went closest to getting his side on the scoresheet, but with three points from five matches in Group F and a winless run of 13 games their prospects look grim from here. Davis was denied in unlikely circumstances just after the half-hour mark, his close-range shot deflected by goalkeeper Dudu Aouate’s face and he was almost on target in the second half with a powerfully hit effort from 20 yards. Other than that Northern Ireland’s positive play and hard work failed to yield enough clearcut opportunities. For Michael O’Neill, who has not won in nine matches at the helm, it was a bitter pill to take. Having restored Sammy Clingan and Martin Paterson to his starting XI, he will have been pleased by his side’s first-half display. Israel looked like they would grab the game by the scruff of the neck when Swansea striker Itay Shechter struck the outside of the post from a short-corner routine, but thereafter the hosts had much the better of things. Northern Ireland’s industry almost earned them a goal just after the half-hour mark when Paterson battled to win possession on the byline and cut back to Davis. The skipper looked sure to convert from six yards but goalkeeper Aouate saw a powerful shot hit him flush in the face before Shane Ferguson’s reaction header was swept from the line by Yuval Shpungin. The second half started slowly, Northern Ireland doing most of the pressing but without creating anything concrete. Then seven minutes after the restart, Israel almost caught their opponents out. Shechter intercepted a throw-in and when Ben Basat fed Maor Melikson, Roy Carroll needed to be alert to save at his near post. Davis then went close to a stunning opener in the 59th minute after Niall McGinn’s pacy counter-attack drove his side forward. The Southampton midfielder took down a loose ball with aplomb and then sent a 20-yard rocket inches wide of the top corner. Paterson twice appealed penalties unsuccessfully, Tal Ben Haim and Aouate both cleared by the referee after seeing the striker go to ground. Then, in the 77th minute, Israel defied the run of play to take the lead. Substitute Refaelov was the scorer with a delightful finish across Carroll, having been teed up by a smart one-touch pass from Shechter. The visitors then netted a second when Jonny Evans botched a defensive header, Shechter broke and Ben Basat finished clinically. Press Association