Secretary of State Jim Condos to develop ‘Vermont Transparency Tour’

first_imgSecretary of State Jim Condos announced today that he is embarking on a ‘Vermont Transparency Tour’ to travel the state to help educate and train local and state government officials on the laws of the state regarding Access to Public Records and Open Meetings.   He said at least 12 training sessions are envisioned this summer.  ‘A change of the culture and attitude towards access to public records and open meetings is necessary for both state and local government,’ Condos said.  ‘Open government is good government,’ Condos stated in announcing the tour.   ‘Distrust in government is not good for our democratic process ‘ the public has a right to know the truth about what the government is doing.’ Condos continues, ‘As new legislation designed to provide for greater transparency in public records and open meetings progresses in the statehouse, it has become evident that local and state officials need training to better understand the law.’ This week Condos approached the Vermont League of Cities and Towns, Vermont School Boards Association, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers, American Civil Liberties Union, Common Cause, and the Vermont Press Association to ask for their support of this endeavor. Condos is pleased to say that all have agreed that additional training is important and support the idea of taking this on the road.  Other groups will also be asked to endorse the plan. While the training sessions are designed for all state and local government officials, they will be open to the public.  The initial idea is to schedule two sessions a day, for two days a week over a three or four week period.  The locations will be sprinkled across Vermont and will allow most government officials to be within an hour’s drive of at least two or more sessions. Jim Condos is Vermont’s Secretary of State, after serving eight years as a Vermont Senator from Chittenden County, 18 years on South Burlington City Council and 30+ years of private sector business experience. Source: Condos’ office. 4.29.2011last_img read more

Vandy seeks revenge on Florida

first_img February 14, 2020 Associated Press Vandy seeks revenge on Florida TEAM LEADERS: Saben Lee is averaging 17 points and 4.5 assists to lead the way for the Commodores. Aaron Nesmith is also a primary contributor, maintaining an average of 13.4 points per game. The Gators have been led by Kerry Blackshear Jr., who is averaging 13.5 points and 7.9 rebounds.STEPPING IT UP: The Gators have scored 74.9 points per game across 11 conference games. That’s an improvement from the 70.1 per game they managed against non-conference competition.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Lee has made or assisted on 47 percent of all Vanderbilt field goals over the last five games. The junior guard has accounted for 36 field goals and 20 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Vanderbilt is 0-12 when scoring fewer than 70 points and 9-3 when scoring at least 70.STREAK STATS: Vanderbilt has lost its last six road games, scoring 70.3 points, while allowing 82 per game.center_img DID YOU KNOW: Florida has committed a turnover on just 17.8 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-best percentage among all SEC teams. The Gators have turned the ball over only 11.9 times per game this season.___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVanderbilt (9-15, 1-10) vs. Florida (15-9, 7-4)Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida; Saturday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Vanderbilt seeks revenge on Florida after dropping the first matchup in Nashville. The teams last went at it on Feb. 1, when the Gators outshot Vanderbilt 40.7 percent to 37.8 percent and had 10 fewer turnovers on the way to a 61-55 victory.last_img read more

USC finishes third at Stanford Invite

first_imgSophomore two-meter Kaleigh Gilchrist scored five goals to lead the Women of Troy in two convincing wins in the final day of the Stanford Invitational on Sunday, as the squad claimed third place in the tournament to start their season.USC concluded the weekend with a 10-5 win over No. 2 Cal to clinch the third-place game, just hours after routing No. 14 UC-Davis 13-6.Opening weekend · The No. 3 Women of Troy kicked off their season with a third place victory at the Stanford Invitational this weekend. Sophomore Kaleigh Gilchrist led the young squad with five goals. – Courtesy of USC Sports InformationThe Women of Troy dominated a pivotal second quarter against Cal, outscoring the Golden Bears 4-1 to take a 6-2 lead into the locker room at halftime.They continued that pace in the third period to take an 8-3 lead, having held the Golden Bears to one goal in each of the first three periods.Gilchrist recorded a hat trick against Cal, and freshman driver Monica Vavic scored two goals. Sophomore goalie Flora Bolonyai held steady between the posts, racking up seven saves.UC Davis hung close with the USC for the first half of Sunday’s opening match, staying within 6-4 at halftime.But USC woke up in the third quarter, outscoring UC Davis 4-1. The Women of Troy added three more goals in the fourth period for a final score of 13-6.Gilchrist, Vavic and juniors two-meter Patricia Jancso and driver Chelsea Silvers scored two goals apiece to lead USC’s balanced attack.Bolonyai recorded three saves before giving way to senior goalie Morgan Vickers halfway through the fourth quarter.USC went 3-1 overall in the tournament, beating No. 5 San Jose State 14-6 before narrowly falling to No. 1 Stanford 8-7 on the first day of play.San Jose State and the Women of Troy were tied 3-3 after the first period, but USC exploded for 10 goals in the next two quarters to pull away from the Spartans.The Women of Troy spread the wealth around in their first official game of the 2012 season, as 10 different players scored against San Jose State. Three freshman — Vavic, 2-meter Eike Daube and driver Savannah Fletcher — scored their first career goals.In Saturday’s nightcap, USC took its first loss of the season against No. 1 Stanford after falling behind 5-1 by halftime.The young squad, which has three seniors on its roster, fought back valiantly in the second half, but fell short against the top ranked Cardinal in its home pool.last_img read more

Black Stars squad named for August 14 friendly

first_imgGhana coach Kwesi Appiah has named three debutants in his 21-man squad to face Turkey next Wednesday in an international friendly in Istanbul.According to a press statement on the Ghana FA’s official website; the untested trio includes Turkey-based striker Emmanuel Banahene, teenager Yussif Raman Chibsah and goalkeeper Razak Brimah.The Black Stars coach has selected a 21-man group for Wednesday’s match at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, which will be a tough warm-up for next month’s World Cup qualifier against Zambia.The match against Turkey will kick off at 21:30 pm [7:30GMT] in Istanbul.Ghana SquadGoalkeepers: Fatau Dauda (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset, Norway), Razak Braimah (Guadalajara, Spain) Defenders: Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Samuel Inkoom (Dnipro, Ukraine), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege, Belgium), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Rashid Sumaila (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Mohammed Awal (Maritzburg United, South Africa)Midfielders: Rabiu Mohammed (Evian, France), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Solomon Asante (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Mubarak Wakaso (Espanyol, Spain), Christian Atsu (Porto, Portugal), Yusif Chibsah (Parma, Italy), Albert Adomah (Bristol City, England)Strikers: Emmanuel Banahene (Sanliurfaspor, Turkey), Dominic Adiyiah (Arsenal Kiev, Ukraine), Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Mahatma Otoo (Sogndal, Norway).last_img read more

Women handball players of ‘Grude’ qualified to BiH Premier league

first_imgIn the match of the 20th round of the First League of FBiH, women handball players of ‘Grude’ defeated Bihać with 33:21, and in doing so, they have qualified to BiH Premier League, reports sportsport.baPlayers of Grude dominated through the entire match and in the end they won.The most efficient player was Josipa Bračić with 13 goals, Ana Marija Šimić with 9, Lejla Ibradžić with 12 and Azra Bašanović with 5 goals.last_img