Vermont Civil Rights Panel appointed

first_imgThe US Commission on Civil Rights has appointed 15 people to its Vermont State Advisory Committee.Kim Tolhurst, designated the authority of the staff director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, announced the appointment of â ¢Francine T. Bazluke of Essex Junction, John H. Bloomer of Wallingford, Luther M. Brown of Rutland, Ellen Mercer Fallon of Middlebury, Leslie Ann Holman of Burlington, Terrance D. Martin of Brattleboro, Marion C. Milne of West Topsham, Cheryl W. Mitchell of New Haven, Tara O’Brien of Brattleboro, Eric D. Sakai of Randolph, Stephanie L. Sidortsova of Westford, Diane B. Snelling of Hinesburg, Tracey H. Tsugawa of Williston, and Stewart R. Wood of Quechee. The Commission appointed Diane Snelling as Chair. The appointments are for two years.Congress has directed the Commission to establish advisory committees in all states and the District of Columbia to assist in its fact-finding function. These committees receive reports, suggestions, and recommendations from individuals, public and private organizations, and public officials, and forward advice and recommendations to the Commission. Members of State Advisory Committees serve without compensation, conduct civil rights reviews and investigations, and report to the Commission.###last_img read more

Mullins’ stars set for weekend runs

first_imgWillie Mullins is ready to unleash some of his big guns this weekend as the jumps seasons continues to get into full swing. The trainer’s hopes are headed by Faugheen as the Cheltenham and Punchestown winner makes his eagerly-awaited reappearance in the Coral Hurdle at Ascot on Saturday. Ballycasey is set to miss the Amlin 1965 Chase there and stay nearer home for the Race That Stops A County ‘Thyestes Chase Jan 22nd’ Chase at Gowran the same day. Vautour, another who was successful in novice hurdles at Cheltenham and Punchestown, is to make his fencing debut in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase at Navan on Sunday. “Faugheen runs at Ascot and hopefully he’s the horse that everyone says he is,” said Mullins. “Vautour will go to Navan on Sunday. “Turban will go for the graduation chase at Haydock (on Friday) but Ballycasey will probably go to Gowran on Saturday instead of travelling over.” Mullins’ stable jockey Ruby Walsh confirmed he will be at Ascot on Saturday. “We have Vautour, Faugheen, a couple of good ones at Gowran Park as well on Saturday. Obviously, I’ll be at Ascot,” he told At The Races: ” “We have a good team for the weekend.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Hajrović: Passing from Galatasaray to Werder is a Step Back, but I just Want to Play

first_imgBosnian footballer and a new player for the German Bundesliga club Werder, Izet Hajrović said that the dispute with ex-club Galatasaray is over and that FIFA’s permission to play for the Bundesliga is a big relief to him.In an interview he gave for the German Bild, Hajrović reminded that he left Turkish Galatasaray because he didn’t get the arranged money and that now he has absolutely no problems with playing for Werder.“My transfer from Galatasaray to Werder was like a step backwards. But I don’t even think about it no more. I just want to play and show as much as I can.” – said the young midfielder Hajrović.He also said that Galatasaray sent one part of the money and that the case is closed for him and that he doesn’t want to go to court about it.Within the preparations for the next season, Werder will play today against Chelsea from London where Didier Drogba plays. Drogba used to play with Hajrović in Galatasaray and Hajrović said he is a great player and a great man with who he had a good time in Istanbul.“We were together in Istabul. He is a great man on the field and outside of it too. After the match I am going to ask him to give me his shirt, and if he does not, there will be some serious problems! I have learned from him how to be stable.” – said Hajrović.Last season, Hajrović came to Galatasaray from the Suisse club Grasshoppers, for 3.5 million Euros. After the club did not pay him, he left it and passed to Werder.(Source: Klix)last_img read more