first_img### Governor Jim Douglas and Secretary of Administration Neale Lunderville today announced the appointment of Caroline S. Earle as Commissioner of Human Resources. Ms. Earle currently serves as Chief of the Civil Litigation Division in the Office of the Attorney General. “We are very excited to have Caroline join the team,” said Governor Douglas. “She brings a strong intellect, tremendous energy and enormous capacity to this important role.  She is the right fit for the department at this critical time.”“Caroline is a proven leader with the ideal mix of experience, smarts and tenacity,” said Lunderville. “She will be integral to our efforts to build a strong workforce while addressing difficult budget challenges.” “It has been a privilege to serve in the Attorney General’s Office working on a range of important and complex cases,” said Ms. Earle.  “I’m looking forward to working with Governor Douglas and his team on this new and exciting challenge.”“Our state workforce is one of our greatest assets,” continued Earle. “Despite the many budget challenges we face, we must explore ways to develop skills and training so that employees are not just working harder, but working smarter.”Earle will come to the Department of Human Resources after serving two years as Chief of the Civil Litigation Division.  Earle has practiced general civil litigation, including employment law, with the firms of Wilson & White, P.C. and Legus & Bisson, PLC.  Earle is a current member of the Board of Bar Examiners, and has served as past President of the Washington County Bar Association and on the Vermont Bar Association Bar Foundation. Earle graduated from McGill University, B.A. First Class Honors, in 1990, and then earned a J.D., cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law in 1993.  She was a Notes Editor on the Indiana Law Journal. Earle lives in Barre with her three children.  Her appointment will begin September 28, 2009.Source: Governor’s office.last_img read more

first_img LIVE TV Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US Last Updated: 12th August, 2020 12:29 IST Pandemic Hits Birmingham CWG, Multi-site Athletes Village To Replace Single Accommodation Facility The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the organisers of the 2022 Commonwealth Games to opt for a multi-site athletes village instead of building single accommodation facility for players and officials COMMENTcenter_img First Published: 12th August, 2020 12:29 IST The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the organisers of the 2022 Commonwealth Games to opt for a multi-site athletes village instead of building single accommodation facility for players and officials.According to the Games organisers, the athletes and team officials will now be housed in three campus villages at The University of Birmingham, The University of Warwick, and The NEC Hotel Campus.The 500 million pound village was being constructed on the former Birmingham City University site in Perry Barr and was set to provide accommodation to 6,500 athletes and team officials.However, the organisers scrapped the idea after sensing that it could not be delivered on time due to the pandemic.The new campus model will see 1,600 athletes and officials housed at the NEC Hotel Campus, 1,900 at The University of Warwick, and the principal village with 2,800 at The University of Birmingham.”The decision to move away from the single site athletes’ village in the Perry Barr area of the city has been made by the Games Partnership with just under two years to go, after reviewing the impact of the global health pandemic,” read a statement from the orgainsers.”With a shorter than normal timeframe for delivery of the Birmingham 2022 Games, the new build accommodation site was under continued review from the outset, with expert consultation throughout, and had very little scope to withstand the impact COVID-19 has had on construction.” The organisers further claimed that the new three-site campus model for Birmingham 2022 athlete accommodation will be delivered within the overall Games budget of 778 million pound, and insisted that the Games remained on track.The decision to move to three campus villages across the West Midlands has the support of athlete representatives and Commonwealth Games Associations across the world who have been apprised of the new plans.”These are challenging times for all of us and delivering a major multi-sports event during this period has meant we have needed to collaborate effectively, be pragmatic to change, and remain realistic about the challenges we face,” Ian Reid, CEO of Birmingham 2022 said.”We recognise that this new model is a move away from the historic norm and we are grateful for the support shown by our partners across the Commonwealth Games Associations.” The 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games are scheduled to be held from July 28 to August 8. Image credits: AP Press Trust Of India WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

first_imgThe more likely scenario, they said, is that Cisco and Apple could partner in the near term on lower-profile projects that leverage the respective strengths of the world’s largest networking equipment company and the new darling of digital entertainment. Some of those efforts, they said, could include integrating Cisco’s Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, technology into Apple’s iPhones, which are currently designed to operate only over the cellular network; improving the ability of Apple computers to work securely with wireless home routers from Cisco’s Linksys division; or generally developing ways for both companies’ products to work seamlessly with each other. Analysts cautioned against expecting any type of major concessions from Apple concerning its proprietary technology, citing the vague joint settlement statement from the companies that raised more questions than it answered. “As far as concessions go, from Apple’s point of view, is there a downside to making their products work better with Cisco’s networking gear? I don’t see a downside for them,” said Charles Golvin, principal analyst with Forrester Research Inc. “If anything, it makes their products that much more attractive.” SAN JOSE – The short-lived legal battle between Cisco Systems Inc. and Apple Inc. over the “iPhone” name was only on the surface a trademark-infringement dispute involving identically named multimedia telephones. Cisco has maintained since the start of the squabble six weeks ago that the dispute was not about money, even though it stood to profit handsomely from any settlement. Instead, the networking gear maker said it was trying to pressure Apple to break its attachment to closed, proprietary systems and begin collaborating with Cisco on imaginative future products that can communicate with each other. But industry analysts said Thursday that the settlement between the Silicon Valley tech giants does not mean Apple will suddenly open up its most lucrative technologies, particularly the iTunes library that has helped catapult Apple into the top ranks of music retailers worldwide. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgJim McGuinness has said he’d never rule out a return to the Donegal job in the future.Jim McGuinness has revealed that he’d never rule out a return as manager of the Donegal GAA Senior team in the future.McGuinness quit as manager a fortnight ago, after an incredible four-year period as manager of Donegal.He’s employed as a Sports Psychologist at Celtic FC, and works closely with the club’s first-team, after gaining an internal promotion from new manager Ronnie Delia. The demands of that job, coupled with the fact he was manager of Donegal for four years, swayed the charismatic Glenties man to quit.He admitted in an interview with Brendan O’Connor on RTE’s The Saturday Night Show that he’d made his mind up he’d be leaving Donegal prior to their All-Ireland final with Kerry.McGuinness transformed the Donegal team from perennial no-hopers to All-Ireland champions within two years.It’s regarded by many as one of the greatest managerial turnarounds in the GAA’s long and illustrious history. When asked by RTE Radio Sport would he ever consider a return, McGuinness refused to rule it out, McGuinness said, “I love my county and I love the people of Donegal.“I love everything about the last five years and what the boys have done and what they’ve given to the county, and I would never rule that out.“I suppose I wanted to give something back to the county. That was the most important thing.“I’m fierce proud of where I come from, and I enjoyed every minute playing for Donegal, and it was an exceptional honour to manage them as well.MCGUINNESS – I’D NEVER RULE OUT A RETURN TO DONEGAL JOB was last modified: October 21st, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:celtic fcdonegalFutureGAAJim McGuinnessjobnewsSportlast_img read more