Duane Marsh has been chosen the new President of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Marsh, a resident of Midland, Michigan succeeds Christopher Barbieri who resigned in April to relocate to Shanghai as the Vermont Chamber’s International Trade Liaison.Marsh will assume his new position with the Vermont Chamber of Commerce on Monday, September 29, 2003.Marsh was formerly President of the Midland (Michigan) Area Chamber of Commerce which he headed from 1997 until 2003. Midland is an 850 member chamber with 10 employees and an annual budget of $850,000. He holds an MBA from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI.Marsh has extensive experience as a leader in a career spanning more than 20 years. He has worked in a variety of chamber positions in Michigan including; Executive Vice President of the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber in Taylor, Executive Director of the Livonia Chamber of Commerce in Livonia, and Vice President of the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce in Saginaw. He was formerly President of the Anderson Chamber of Commerce in Anderson, Indiana.The process of choosing a new president for the chamber took four months and involved the Executive Committee of the Chamber’s Board of Directors which was expanded in this process to include four additional board members. After careful consideration in weighing all factors the search and selection committees chose Duane Marsh.”Duane Marsh was chosen as the new president,” said Board Chairman Carl Spangler, “because he’s an articulate, dynamic leader with a lot of depth in managing chambers of commerce. He’s a very good mentor of staff, has an excellent record in staff development and membership growth, and he brings depth to the Vermont Chamber’s efforts to lobby for business issues in the statehouse.”
Anders Schelde, the CIO of Nordea Life & Pension in Denmark, has been appointed as the new CIO of MP Pension, the labour-market pension fund for academic public sector staff.He is set to take up the new post on 1 November.Jens Munch Holst, chief executive of MP Pension, said Schelde had achieved tremendous results for Nordea Life & Pension.“Under Anders, we will continue to focus on creating a high level of return on a responsible basis for the pleasure and benefit of our members,” Munch Holst said. Schelde will take over the CIO role from MP Pension’s previous head of investments Niels Erik Petersen, whose departure after 10 years at the pension fund was announced in April.Schelde said: “I am pleased to be part of a developing organisation with skilled co-workers, a clear strategy and a strong focus on responsible investment.”At MP Pension, Schelde will be in charge of investing the fund’s total pension assets of DKK106bn (€14.3bn), according to 2016 end-of-year figures. Nordea Life & Pensions Denmark had total assets of DKK227bn at the end of last December, and is part of the larger Nordea Life & Pensions group in the Nordics.“Many large organisations have energy and muscle they can use, but in a smaller organisation you can see the light as soon as you press the button,” Schelde said, quoted by Danish news site FinansWatch.The effect of one’s work was seen immediately, he said.“That is the great thing about being in a smaller organisation,” Munch Holst added, also quoted by FinansWatch.MP Pension recently became independent, after years of cooperation with the Architects’ Pension Fund and the Pension Fund for Agricultural Academics and Veterinary Surgeons under the Unipension common pensions management umbrella came to an end in December 2015.
Emelyn Estando-Tano, officer-in-chargeof PESO-Tubungan, said 775 Grades 10 to 12 students of Tubungan National HighSchool and Lanag Norte National High School participated in the event. Aside from the military service, thestudents were guided on a career that matches their skills, and availabletraining provided by the Technical Education and Skills DevelopmentAuthority. (With a report from PNA/PN) “The Air Force unit also has theirexhibit of K9 dogs for the students to be given the idea of the opportunitiesin the government service,” Tano said. “We are guiding them (students) becausewe want them to become productive members of the society. If the other group(CPP-NPA) conducts recruitment among our youth, we are here to intensify alsoour recruitment for them to have a better future through having the rightcareer path,” she said in a phone interview on Monday. Students in Lanag Norte National HighSchool come from far-flung villages, which she said are most vulnerable torebel recruitment. 1st Lt. Ferdinand De Vera, CommandingOfficer of the 61st Infantry Battalion’s Bravo Company, gave a lecture onleadership skills and career opportunities in the Philippine Army. This, after the municipality ofTubungan’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO) and the Municipal Task ForceTo End Local Communist Armed Conflict (MTF-ELCAC) joined forces for the firstCareer Guidance Employment Coaching and Campus Peace and Development Forum inWestern Visayas held at Tubungan National High School Gymnasium on Friday. “The PESO is not only a bridge from theapplicant to the employer, but can also bridge peace and development to ouryouth. We are also strengthening our partnership with the Department ofEducation to prevent rebel recruitment among our youth,” Tano said. Tano said students were asked to wearattire that reflects their dream job, and noted that there was a number of themwho wore the uniform of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). ILOILO – Students in the municipality of Tubungan look forward to awide range of career choices, and being a member of the Communist Party of thePhilippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) is never an option. Also a member of Tubungan’s MTF-ELCAC,Tano said there were records of rebel recruitment of students as young as 13years old in the town.
After a busy opening week of 2020-2021, Volleyball season the Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles hosted cross-county rivals, South Ripley Raiders. The Eagles came out and after a back and forth game took the first set 25-19. The second set was also competitive with South Ripley taking it 25-22. JCD came back to win the third and fourth sets with identical scores of 25-22. Lady Eagles Coach Cat Schmeltz: “I am incredibly proud of how this group played every single point in this match. Even when they got behind a few points they never gave up. The confidence that we have lacked in past seasons is becoming a huge benefit to us this season”Hitting:Desiree Sparks 24/25 5 kills; McKenzy Gray 9/11 4 kills; Julia Meyer 14/16 4 kills.Setting/Assist:Emma Newhart 43/43 12 assists; Katelyn Wagner 43/43 7 assists.Serving:Shaylee Volz 20/20 5 aces; McKenzy Gray 18/19 3 aces.Serve Receive:Sundress Cullen 31/32Digs:Shaylee Volz 21; Andrea Cullen 20; Emma Newhart 14.The Batesville Boys Soccer team traveled to Franklin County high school for a Saturday Morning match-winning 15-0.The Bulldogs controlled the field and made combination passes to find their way to the goal 10 times in the first half. JJ Kuisel, Kent Meyers, Ian Powers, Eli Pierson, and Cody Sims all put up goals on the scoreboard. The second half the starters set the tone in possession and switched for the younger players to finish off the half. Second-half goals came from junior Eli Pierson and then-freshman Sebbie Trainor, Owen Powers, and Noah Pierson. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Hunteman.The Greensburg Lady Pirates traveled to Union County to secure their third win of the season 1-0. Both teams defenses kept the game at 0-0 until late in the second half.Greensburg Keeper Ella Lowe managed to keep the 9 on-target shots from Union County out of the net. The only point of the game came from one of Lowe’s punts out of the goal, setting up Kaly Haycock for a pass-through Union County’s defensive line to Emily Rosales who settled the ball in their opponent’s goal.Greensburg Lady Pirates travel to Batesville to match up against a local rival on Thursday at 5 p.m. This latest win brings their record to 3-1.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Ryan Morlan.The Batesville Lady Bulldogs finished 5th in the 14-team Connersville Invitational on Saturday at Willowbrook GC. Team Scores. Franklin County 372, Zionsville 374, Richmond 377, Noblesville 379, Batesville 380, Fishers 392, Park Tudor 396, Yorktown 397, Connersville 399, Lawrenceburg 441, Union County 458, Centerville 482, Jennings County 488, North Decatur 533. Emma Weiler continues her domination in local invitational winning by nine strokes with a school-record even-par round of 72 Other scores for Batesville were Josie Meyer 88, Rhea Miller, and Madelyn Pohlman with 110, and Tori Harpring 114. Batesville next plays at Hillcrest Monday evening against South Dearborn. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer. The North Decatur Lady Chargers placed 14th overall with a team score of 533.ND Individual Scores. Katy Kinker – Front: 61 – Back: 64 – Total – 125; Laronda Schwartz – Front: 68 – Back: 65 – Total – 133; Kenda Sieg – Front: 67 – Back: 69 – Total – 136; Rilie Sieg – Front: 70 – Back: 69 – Total – 139.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Madeline Childress.The Franklin County lady Wildcats Golf finished in 2nd place at the Connersville Invite with a score of 372. The Wildcats continued to play well in the tough 14 team field. FC Scores. Gracie Graf – 87; Camryn Brewer – 96; Nicole Mears – 86 (Career Low); Crystal Calihan – 103; Kelsie Brackney – 107.The Golf team will be back in action Tuesday vs East Central.Courtesy of Wildcats AD Denny Dorrel.The Batesville Lady Bulldogs traveled to Shelbyville High Saturday and suffered their first defeat of the season. It was just not our day. Hopefully, we got all of that out of our system as we start the week of playing for conference games. JV lost 25-253 and 25- 21. Top servers were Belle Westerfeld 11/11, Kennedy Westrick 8/8, and Kaylie Raver 7/7. Kaylie led the tell in kills with 4. Varsity lost 25-13, 25-16, 25-17. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Vickie Heil. The East Central Lady Trojans Volleyball team traveled to Southport to Battle The Lady Cardinals. What would normally be their annual invitational, turned into a single JV/Varsity match-up this year. While our JV fought hard to the final point, they fell to the Cardinals 2-0. Varsity won with the scores of 16-25, 25-20, 25-17, & 30-28. Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info‘We started off slow and very unimpressive. We handed Southport the win with 22 errors in that set alone. After regrouping and working together as a team, we managed to come back and win the next three sets. It turned into a great match. It was fun to watch and be a small part of. Both teams put up a strong fight and refused to give up. The effort and grit we showed definitely carried us through in crunch time.’ Trojans Coach Cassie Laker. Varsity is 2-1 on the season. Next up: all three teams are at Rushville on Tuesday.The North Decatur Lady Chargers placed 9th out of 14 teams at Western Boone.Lady Chargers. Gracie Osting 43 25:22; Jenna Walton 49 25:36; Paige Reisman 60 26:26; Ellie Cox DNR; Hannah Allen 117 33; Lauren Holloway 113 31:15; Paige Wessler 125 34:52; Philomenia Niese 144 39:45; Addie Gauck 103 30:14.The North Decatur Chargers participated in a meet at Borden.Chargers. Aiden O’Dell 116 22:04; Charlie Kramer DNR; Lance Nobbe 169 23:54; Caleb Bowels 150 23:04; Adam Mack 153 23:13; Owen Geis 149 23:03; Ryan Hancock 177 24:54; Chris Gauck 201 27:21; Cameron Medsker 207; 28:26; Collin Bryant 214 30:35; Brandan Gearhart DNR; Jack Cathey 197 27:13; Ethan Neimeyer DNR.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Kyle Nobbe.The Franklin County Varsity Lady Cats fell to Connersville in 4 sets Saturday afternoon 23-25, 25-15, 25-13, 25-18.‘We fought hard in set 1 after being down 5-12 and came back to take that set. The next 3 sets were played out neck in neck with Connersville taking all 3. ‘Wildcats Coach Jill Mergenthal.’Kylie Lea had 4 ace serves and 8 digs. Kassidy Schell had 1 ace serve, 10 kills, 9 digs and 10 assists. Kacie Williams had 1 ace serve, 5 digs and 9 assists. Alex Gillman had 1 ace serve and 2 digs. Kim had 1 kill and digs. Jenna Bruns had 3 kills, 1 block, and 4 digs. Saige Mergenthal had 4 kills, 1 block and 1 dig. Meredith Hoff had 2 kills, 2 blocks and 1 dig. Kim Settles had 15 digs. Rae Ertel had 1 dig.The JV Lady Cats hosted Connersville Saturday afternoon and won in 2 sets 25-17, 25-18. Hadlee Hornsby had 2 kills and 1 ace serve. Kiersten Schell had 4 kills, 1ace serve and 1 block. Laney Smith had 2 blocks. Stephanie Billman had 4 ace serves and 5 assists. Lauren Stacy had 2 kills and 1 ace serve. Brooke Bruns had 1 kill. Macy Crain had 2 blocks. Michaela Ferman had 4 ace serves and 3 assists. We will be back on the court at home against Batesville on Tuesday, Aug.25th.We will host Batesville this Tuesday, August 25th with JV starting at 5 pm and Varsity to follow. (Schedule change) – FC Freshman game against Batesville will be played Thursday, Sept. 3rd at 5 pm. Come out Tuesday and show your support for the Lady Cats!!!
The path to the 2014 Big Ten Championship game just got a whole lot easier for the Wisconsin football team thanks to Melvin Gordon.Not only did Gordon propel the No. 20 Badgers to a victory over No. 16 Nebraska and put them in sole possession of first place in the Big Ten West, he set the NCAA single-game rushing record in the process, going off for 408 rushing yards on 25 carries and four touchdowns as Wisconsin (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten) defeated the Cornhuskers (8-2, 4-2 Big Ten) 59-24 Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium.“It’s a special feeling,” Gordon said. “There’s so many days waking up early, just hard work and sweat and to see it pay off with me and my teammates, going out here and having the success, like I said it’s a great feeling. Words really can’t explain how I feel or how my teammates feel.”The final touchdown and rush of the game for Gordon came at the end of the third quarter from 26 yards out that gave him 408 rushing yards on the day. Gordon’s 408 rushing yards broke TCU’s LaDainian Tomlinson’s single-game record of 406 yards that was set back in 1999 against Texas-El Paso.“Every game you want to play great and get your team on board,” Gordon said. “So you never know when a special day comes, but when it does, it’s a great feeling.”Gordon was able to gash the otherwise stout Nebraska defense for four runs of 40-plus yards Saturday. Wisconsin now leads the country in runs of 40-plus yards with 20. Andersen and Gordon both gave credit to the Wisconsin offensive line that paved the way for Gordon’s historic performance.“There were some big holes there,” Andersen said. “Some great opportunities for [Gordon] to get to the next level and when he gets to the next level it’s almost impossible for one person to bring him down and we’ve seen that for his whole career at Wisconsin.”“It showed Melvin Gordon had 408 yards but it should have everyone up there,” Gordon said. “All the offensive line, because they really made it easy for me today. They allowed me to have a lot of one-on-one matchups and it’s kind of been like that all season. Those guys have really been looking out for me and I couldn’t thank them more.”Despite the blowout and Gordon’s record-breaking performance, the game started off in Nebraska’s favor as the Cornhuskers took a 17-3 lead over UW after a Tommy Armstrong Jr. 5-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter. The Badgers fumbled twice in the opening frame including one from Gordon that set up the Armstrong touchdown run.But after that the game went all Wisconsin’s way as the Badgers would go on to score 56 unanswered points thanks in large part to Gordon’s efforts on the ground.After the Armstrong touchdown run, Gordon bounced off a 62-yard touchdown run on the Badgers’ next possession to pull UW within seven at 17-10. But on Wisconsin’s very next possession, Gordon fumbled for the second time in the game giving Nebraska the ball back at the Wisconsin 43-yard line.“After the second fumble I was kind of just out of it,” Gordon said. “No running back likes to fumble. It’s probably one of the worst things you can do.”However the nation’s top defense would step up and give the ball right back to the UW offense after Warren Herring jarred the ball loose from Nebraska’s Terrell Newby and Wisconsin’s Joe Schobert jumped on it.Two plays later, Corey Clement found the end zone from 17-yards set – set up by a Gordon 39-yard run – and the Badgers were tied with the Cornhuskers at 17 with 7:21 left in the second quarter.Wisconsin finally pulled in front of Nebraska on the following drive when quarterback Joel Stave found tight end Sam Arneson for a five-yard touchdown pass and UW would enter the half with a 24-17 lead. Gordon finished the first half with 238 yards on only 16 carries to average 14.9 yards per rush, including a school-record 189 yards in the second quarter.After halftime the Badgers came out and dominated Nebraska in the third quarter, forcing turnovers on the Cornhuskers’ first two possessions. While they didn’t score on their first possession of the third quarter, the Wisconsin offense scored a touchdown on three of their next four drives which included a rushing score from quarterback Tanner McEvoy and two touchdowns from Gordon.While they were down in a 17-3 hole early, Andersen did not think there was a turning point in the game for the Badgers that sparked their turnaround. It was simply a matter of sticking to the game plan.“There wasn’t a flipping point for the offense or the defense,” Andersen said. “They stayed well grounded. They fought through it and it was an amazing day to watch as a whole football team.”And of course Gordon certainly helped with the turnaround as well.“[Having Gordon] is a luxury that I’ve never had as a coach, I can promise you that much,” Andersen said. “To see a performance like that was amazing.”The Wisconsin defense clamped down after allowing the 17 early points. At the end of the game, Nebraska only managed 180 yards of total offense while running back Ameer Abdullah had 18 carries for only 69 yards. Armstrong completed only six of his 18 pass attempts for a mere 62 yards. He was also sacked four times while Nebraska turned the ball over five times.It was a defensive performance that came in the national spotlight and one that inside linebacker Marcus Trotter hopes brings well deserved attention to the nation’s top defense. Trotter led UW in tackles Saturday with 12 and had one of the Badgers four sacks.“I think that hopefully after this game we start to get more respect nationally for our defense,” Trotter said. “I think we may be the only defense, number one total defense that never really got respect, ever. So I’m just happy everything worked out.”Trotter’s fellow inside linebacker Derek Landisch was the second of three Badgers to break double-digit tackles Saturday, joining Trotter and Joe Schobert who had 11 tackles. Landisch finished the game with 10 tackles and credits going up against great running backs such as Gordon and Clement every day in practice as a reason why they were able to shut down Abdullah, Armstrong and the rest of the Nebraska offense.“The offensive line played great, the entire offense played great,” Landisch said. “Going up against a freak like Melvin in practice every single day and even Corey. Corey I would say is harder to tackle than Melvin and so going up against those two guys really prepares you.”But arguably the biggest takeaway for Wisconsin from Saturday’s game is that they continue to control their own destiny and now sit alone atop the Big Ten West. After losing their conference-opener to Northwestern, the Badgers are just two victories over Iowa and Minnesota away from advancing to the Big Ten Championship.“It’s a tremendous victory for all of us, every single person,” Andersen said. “Every Badger in my opinion should be so proud of these kids. But it’s a big win. It’s a big victory.“But this game was a lot of fun to be a part of. Thank God I’m here.”