Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) will present Mr. Ted Castle, owner and president of Rhino Foods, the 2009 Terry Ehrich Award for Socially Responsible Business Practices at its annual awards dinner scheduled for May 4th. Rhino Foods of Burlington started in the 1980s as a small frozen custard stand in the Champlain Mill in Winooski. Now with sales over $20 million and over 100 employees, Rhino makes cookie dough for most major brands in the ice cream industry along with its ice cream cookie sandwich the Chesster and co-packing for numerous national and international companies. Steadfast in exemplifying Rhino s Purpose, to impact the manner business is done, Ted created an innovative Employee Exchange Program as an alternative to layoffs nine years ago. He has also been an advocate and leader in the business community to support the hiring and retention of refugees. In a time of tightening budgets and reduced benefits, Ted also developed a Wellness and Health Awareness Team, and is piloting a program with the United Way called HELP (Helping Employees Live Productively). An environmental steward, he has created an environmental coordinator position at Rhino to manage the company s waste reduction and facility efficiency efforts. Rhino adopted open book management 20 years ago in order to engage employees by providing financial information and share company priorities.Outside of his business, Ted works with many local organizations and has been an active board member with The United Way since 2004. He is heavily involved with Prevent Child Abuse, Shelburne Farms, and VT Special Olympics, and coaching local sports teams. An All-American UVM hockey player in the 1970s, Ted has coached in Vermont and Maine, and played professionally in Italy and Sweden. Ted is an excellent example for someone who lives and works his values every day, said VBSR executive director Will Patten. His tireless advocacy of the worker, the poor, and our community s youth embodies Rhino s community principle that recognizes the ripple effect of our actions and is dedicated to improving social and environmental conditions.The Terry Ehrich Award for Social Responsibility in Business is given annually to an individual who for a sustained period demonstrates exceptional socially responsible business principles in the workplace, political, social and natural environments. The Terry Ehrich Award, created in memory of the late Terry Ehrich, owner of Hemmings Motor News, founder of the First Day Foundation, and VBSR Board Member, honors Terry s lifetime commitment to the environment, workplace and community.VBSR is a non-profit, statewide business organization. Its members manage to a multiple bottom line by protecting the natural, human, and economic environments of the state s citizens while remaining profitable. The oldest and largest regional association of values-led businesses in the country, VBSR members represent all sectors of the Vermont economy. Additional information on the Terry Ehrich award and VBSR s 2009 Annual Conference can be found at www.vbsr.org(link is external).
August 28, 2020
Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah will have the services Michael Essien and Abdul Majeed Waris at his disposal as both returned to full scale training on Friday evening.Essien suffered a toe problem while training with the Black Stars after the reverse against the United States while striker Majeed Waris had not been able to get involved in full scale training after suffering a muscle tear in Ghana’s last pre-tournament game against South Korea.Ghana FA has confirmed the duo are all set for Saturday’s group game against the European giants.“The pains in Essien’s toe has subsided considerably and he has been training quite well. Waris has also been fit and training just three days after the injury so he is ready to play,” he told pressmen.Essien came off the bench to play in Ghana’s opening Group G defeat against the USA while Waris was not involved in the game.Meanwhile the team made the 1:10-minutes flight from Maceio to Forteleza where the game will be played
August 14, 2020
UPDATE: Smith spoke with NFL Media’s Jim Trotter about the coin toss decision.I asked Geno Smith what he called during the coin toss for overtime. His answer … pic.twitter.com/Idz3KRNU1z— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) November 12, 2019Trotter says Smith confirmed to him that he called “heads.” He also explained his reasoning for calling “heads” which doesn’t really make sense, but we’ll let him roll with it. According to Trotter, Smith told him he called “heads” because Russell Wilson called “tails” earlier in the game.This is a fine reason, but then Smith went on to say it involved math, which, no it doesn’t. Either way, Smith confirmed he said “heads.” Geno Smith calls tails during OT coin flipRef says he called HeadsSeahawks given ballLadies and Gentleman, NFL officiating… 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/Y1WRk4rKfx— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) November 12, 2019MORE: 49ers kicker Chase McLaughlin almost hit someone in the tunnel with shanked kickIt’s similar to the Yanny or Laurel debate that became popular in 2018. Essentially, whichever word you’re trying to hear, you will hear. So if you watch that video expecting to hear “tails” then you’ll hear what appears to be Smith saying “tails.”Also, if Smith did say “tails” he wouldn’t correct the official because “heads” ended up giving Seattle the ball. So it’s an important distinction as to what he said. But a high quality version of the coin flip makes it clear Smith is saying “heads.”Take a listen.Even if this video doesn’t convince you, the actions of the players should.The official says “your call is heads” and there was enough time for Smith to stop him and say “no I said tails,” if he wanted. But Smith doesn’t stop him. On the other side, Richard Sherman doesn’t react at all. If Smith said “tails,” then Sherman would have certainly said something.Take a look at an actual coin flip snub where Jerome Bettis clearly says “tails” but the official says “heads is the call.” Bettis and other Steelers players corrected the official right away before they knew the result of the coin flip.Smith reacted to the coin flip debate on social media, tweeting: “Basically how the media works now a days.. clout chasing ruined the world!”And as for the success of the coin flip, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll discussed that on his radio show appearance on 710 ESPN.”He’s all time,” Carroll said about Smith’s coin toss decisions. “They were chanting his name when he was walking out there. ‘Geno! Geno!’ It was awesome.”All of this is a long-winded way of saying Geno Smith called heads. Geno Smith is involved in a controversy over whether he said “heads” or “tails” during the overtime coin flip in the Seahawks’ win over the 49ers on “Monday Night Football.”But the “controversy” only exists because there’s a poorly recorded video of the call in question. A tweet from an NFL meme account has more than 19,000 likes suggesting Smith says “tails.” And if you listen to the audio, it does kind of sound like he says “tails.”
August 14, 2020
Jerry MoranSumner Newscow report â€” U.S. Senator Jerry Moran will be attending town hall meetings in Cowley, Sumner, Sedgwick and Reno Counties on Tuesday, Dec. 29 in Udall, Wellington, Clearwater and Haven as part of his Kansas Listening Tour stops.He will be in Wellington from noon to 12:30 p.m. in the basement conference room at 1323 North A Street in Wellington. He is stopping in Cowley Count at 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. in Udall before arriving in Sumner County.Â Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments