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  • Vermont Chamber Hires Sue Kruthers as Vice President of Government Relations

    first_imgVermont Chamber of Commerce President Chris Barbieri announced that Sue Kruthers has accepted the position of Vermont Chamber Vice President of Government Relations. As the chief lobbyist for the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, she will lead the Vermont Chamber five-member lobbying team in representing the business interests of over 1,500 members statewide.“Sue Kruthers is a natural choice for the job,” stated Vermont Chamber Chairman of the Board Carl Spangler. “She has worked vigorously and effectively on behalf of the business community for decades.”Formerly the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Travel & Tourism, Kruthers is intimately familiar with state house people and issues. She has spent her career advancing the interests of travel and tourism in the state of Vermont, first in the ski industry, then for the Vermont Chamber.Vermont Chamber President Chris Barbieri commented, “Sue is an astute and loyal advocate of sound business policies. Not only is she a veteran of the hallways under the Golden Dome, she holds a thorough understanding of all aspects of Vermont’s complex business policies.”During her tenure as the Vermont Chamber’s Travel and Tourism Vice President, Kruthers created the Vermont Chamber of Commerce B&B/Country Inns Council, was a founding member of the Vermont Farms Association, and was the Chair of the Vermont Travel Industry Conference Board of Directors. Kruthers retains her positions as President of the Vermont Attractions Association, Vice Chair of the National Council of Attractions, and on the board of the Travel Industry Association of America.Kruthers, a Montpelier resident, replaces Betsy Bishop as Vermont Chamber Vice President of Government Relations. Bishop vacated her position in November to be the Douglas administration Deputy Chief of Staff.last_img read more

  • “Africans should be proud of Asamoah Gyan” – BBC’s Isaac Fanin

    first_imgThe BBC’s African football expert, Isaac Fanin, believes Asamoah Gyan’s legacy in African football should not be tainted by his infamous penalty miss against Uruguay at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.Thursday July 2, 2020, marked ten years since the unforgettable night in Johannesburg.With renewed conversation around the game, Gyan’s status in Ghana football has come under scrutiny again.Now 35, the former Sunderland striker is Ghana’s record goalscorer with 51 goals, and Africa’s top scorer at the world cup with 6 goals.However, the penalty miss in South Africa has remained an episode his critics reference to question his status in the game.Fanin, who published an article where Ghanaian players, Hans Adu Sarpei and John Painstil, said they would never be able to forgive Suarez for the handball incident, contends that Gyan’s consistent top performances for the Black Stars over the years have cemented his legacy.“Asamoah Gyan was the main man for the Ghanaian team every time he went to the world cup and represented the country. I think his legacy is set,” Fanin told Citi Sports.“This is a really sad way for him to be remembered but even at that world cup, in the Round of 16, he scored an amazing goal against the United States.“He had a track record of coming up big for Ghana. His legacy should not be tainted by this difficult momen,” Fanin continued.“He tweeted that his family is proud of him and I think as Africans, we should be proud of him because he may have given us a difficult moment in African football history, but he also gave us amazing moments,” Fanin concluded.Background With the game heading for extra time, a goal bound short from Dominic Adiyiah was scooped out of goal by Uruguay’s Luis Suarez.The then Ajax striker was shown a red card and Ghana awarded the penalty.Asamoah Gyan stepped up, and missed, breaking Ghanaian and African hearts.The game went into extra time and then a penalty shoot out which Ghana subsequently lost.last_img read more

  • France cruise past Iceland in Euro qualifying

    first_img0Shares0000Kylian Mbappe mesmerised Iceland from the start © AFP / Martin BUREAUPARIS, France, Mar 26 – Kylian Mbappe scored one and set up two more as France routed Iceland 4-0 at the Stade de France on Monday night to move to the top of Group H in Euro 2020 qualifying.The result gives France six points from their first two matches and puts them ahead Turkey, who also won 4-0 on Monday, on goal difference. “It was our objective to take six points but the manner was good as well,” France manager Didier Deschamps told the post-match press conference.Deschamps praised his team’s “offensive efficiency” against a “dense” Icelandic defence.“When the opponent plays very defensively it can be very difficult to find a way through so that was a good sign,” said Deschamps, although he acknowledged that Icelandic fatigue near the end played a role.He added that he was pleased that all three strikers – Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Oivier Giroud – scored.“They are the champions of the world and you saw that today,” acknowledged Iceland manager Erik Hamren. “Five shots on goal and they scored four. That’s top class”From the start Mbappe’s movement mesmerised the Icelanders, though his contribution to the opening goal after 11 minutes was straightforward.The visitors cleared a corner only as far as Benjamin Pavard. The right back switched the ball to Mbappe, alone on the left. The young star had time to aim his cross which Samuel Umititi met at the near post with a header that glanced off the inside of the far post and into the goal.Four minutes later, Giroud almost headed another, from a cross by Pavard, but Hannes Halldorsson leapt and stretched to palm the ball over.For the next 45 minutes, France, who have never lost to Iceland, gave the impression that they had slipped down a couple of gears and were content to take the long-range shooting opportunities the packed Iceland defence was allowing.Iceland meanwhile worked courageously and managed to force the occasional small threat.After 68 minutes, Iceland were again punished for failing to put distance on a clearance.France moved the ball to Pavard who swerved a cross in from the right that lured Halldorsson into a desperate dive for a ball he could not reach.– ‘Something different’ –Giroud kneed the ball into the empty net for his 35th France goal. That moved him into third on the all-time list of France scorers, breaking a tie with David Trezeguet. The Chelsea striker trails only Michel Platini, on 41, and Thierry Henry, the all-time leader on 51.“He’s not playing much for his club,” said Deschamps. “But he remains effective and brings something different to the other two strikers.”Gaps began to appear in the Iceland defence.“As long as its 1-0 we have a chance, but after 2-0 we had problems,” Hamren said.Mbappe added a third after 78 minutes. Griezmann slipped a pass between two defenders to the advancing Mbappe who shrugged off a timid challenge and slid the ball past Halldorson.Six minutes later, Mbappe returned the assist with a neat backheel that sent Griezmann scampering through the frozen Icelandic backline to poke the ball into the corner of the goal.“We’ve started well with two nice team performances” Paul Pogba told French broadcster M6. “We knew what we were up against. They are a team that doesn’t let in a lot of goals but today we did our job.”Pogba warned that the world champions are improving: “I think that we’ve made progress. We gained experience with the World Cup.”The defeat continued a miserable run for Iceland whose victory in Andorra on Friday was their only victory in a competitive match since November 2017.France’s next game is away to Turkey on June 8. On the same evening Iceland host Albania.“We’re not yet qualified and the next game against our friends the Turks will be hot,” Deschamps warned.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • Guardiola back to beat Mourinho to Premier League title in debut season – CORAL

    first_imgCoral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.With Jose Mourinho now in charge of Manchester United, Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, and Antonio Conte bossing Chelsea, the 2016/17 Premier League season promises to be a thrilling one.City are the the 9/4 favourites for the title given Guardiola’s record of success, while United have been backed into 7/2 thanks to the appointment of ‘proven Premier League winner’ Mourinho.Arsenal are next in the betting at 11/2, Conte’s Chelsea are 6/1, Tottenham are 7/1, Liverpool are 8/1 and reigning champions Leicester are 28/1.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

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