Tilltson Fund grants $71,590 to Lyndon State College

first_imgSource: LSC. 9.16.2009 Lyndon State College is the recipient of a $71, 590 grant from the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Northern Region. The money will be used for paid student internships in Essex County in Vermont and Coos County in New Hampshire. These two areas fall in one of the nation’s most economically depressed regions, and this support will help businesses develop sustainable business models.The grant creates a promising win-win situation for businesses and Lyndon students. Not only will the businesses have access to the latest in planning and development, but students will no longer have to choose between an unpaid internship and a job.Making these types of internship opportunities available is important to both preparing the region’s future workforce as well as helping these students play an active role in building the capacity of businesses and organizations that could become their future employers. The struggling economies of the Northeast Kingdom and Coos County provide an excellent laboratory for Lyndon State College students. By working under the close supervision of experienced faculty who are coordinating with engaged employers they will have the opportunity to put theory into practice while helping to keep and create jobs in the target area.This summer, for example, Lyndon State College senior Ashley Beard and two interns from Mt. Abraham Union High School worked under a Tillotson grant to map parts of the Northern Forest. This information will make the land more accessible to businesses who have questions about types and locations of specific kinds of timber on the land. Other Tillotson money has been used by the College for work with the Northwoods Stewardship Center and the Appalachian Mountain Club.The focus of this internship program will be to help put into practice the recommendations outlined in the SEI’s (Sustainable Economy Initiative) A Strategy for Regional Economic Resurgence while developing regional capacity along with that of participating businesses and organizations. Small and emerging companies, as well as nonprofits, are often unable to pay interns, which limits the pool from which the businesses can choose. Making these types of internship opportunities available is important to both preparing the region’s future workforce as well as helping these students play an active role in building the capacity of businesses and organizations that could become their future employers. The struggling economies of the Northeast Kingdom and Coos County provide an excellent laboratory for Lyndon State College students.The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has been improving the quality of life in our communities since 1962. It builds and manages a collection of charitable funds totaling nearly $490 million, created by individuals, families and corporations. The Foundation has awarded more than $125 million in the past five years. Based in Concord, N.H., the Foundation roots itself in communities across the state through seven regions including Lakes, Manchester, Monadnock, Nashua, North Country, Piscataqua and the Upper Valley.last_img read more

Germany go to WC atop FIFA rankings

first_imgPARIS, June 7: Defending champions Germany will have the psychological advantage of going to the Russian World Cup finals sitting atop the FIFA rankings.The Germans are in good shape heading to Russia after their talismanic goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, a key player in their 2014 victory, returned to action after a long absence through injury.Neymar’s on-form five-time World Cup winners Brazil are second, multi-talented Belgium are third, Cristiano Ronaldo’s European champions Portugal fourth and Lionel Messi’s Argentina are fifth.British bookmakers would agree with the top two as they make Germany and Brazil joint World Cup favourites at odds of five to one followed by Spain, France and Argentina.World Cup host nation Russia meanwhile slide to 70th position after a seven-game winless streak. They kick off the tournament against Saudi Arabia on June 14. IANSlast_img read more

Asian Games Asian Games 2018, Day 3: India’s Sanjeev Rajput wins Silver medal in men’s 50m air rifle

first_imgNew Delhi: After making India proud with one gold and two silver on the second day of the 2018 Asian Games, shooters, wrestlers, gymnast and archers now moved forward to better the medal tally on the day 3 of the sporting event. The third day will witness events of swimming, archery, basketball among others. Indian men and women Kabaddi teams will continue their respective group matches while the Indian hockey women team is set to take on Kazakstan in Group B match on Tuesday.Read | Asian Games 2018, Day 3: India’s complete Schedule, Timings, Live Coverage, and moreOn Monday, India witnessed a nail-biting second day of Asian games 2018 as wrestler Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman to bag an Asian Games gold. The 23-year-old thrashed her Japanese opponent Yuki Irie to add the prestigious medal to her kitty. Indian shooter Lakshay Sheoran won silver medal by finishing second in the men’s trap final. Manavjit Singh Sandhu, on the other hand, finished fifth in the same. With this, India rose to the seventh spot in the Asian Games medal tally and bagged 2 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze so far.Also, Day 3 has a slew of exciting matches lined up and the fans are definitely in for a treat as Indian athletes eye for more medals in Asia’s Asian sporting extravaganza.Here are the updates on Asian Games 2018, Day 3:# 03:19 PM: Sepak Takraw: Another Bronze!  India win first ever medal in Sepak Takraw. They lost its semi-final tie against Thailand.# 01:32 PM: Tennis – India’s Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan enters the quarter-finals of the men’s doubles event. # 01:10 PM: Tennis- India’s Sumit Nagal and Ramkumar Ramanathan enters the quarter-finals of the men’s doubles event.# 01:05 PM: #MEDAL TALLY – India-8 (3 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze) # 12:53 PM: Shooting – India’s Sanjeev Rajput wins Silver medal in Men’s 50m air rifle, secures the third position. # 07:42 AM: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, Indian archers, and shooters set to begin their campaign on the third day of Asian Games 2018.Read | Asian Games 2018: India’s gold and silver tally | Know all about it # 11:34 AM: Kabaddi: India women’s kabaddi team thrash Indonesia by 54-22.# 11:15 AM: Tennis – India’s Ankita Raina enters the quarter-finals of the women’s singles event.# 11:00 AM: #MEDAL TALLY –  India-7 (3 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze) # 10:43 AM: Shooting: Abhishek Verma wins BRONZE in men’s 10m air pistol. # 11:40 AM: Former Asian Games champion Vijender Singh wishes Saurabh and Abhishek for their performance at Asian Games 2018. # 11:47 AM: “Phenomenal feeling to see all the hard work, sweat, and long hours spent on the mat paying off! Nothing can match the feeling of winning a Gold for #India and all the wonderful people of our country whose blessings and wishes give me strength 🇮🇳💪🙏,” tweets Vinesh Phogat. # 11:35 AM: Rajyavardhan Rathore congratulates shooters Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma for their mind-boggling performance at Asian Games 2018. # 10:42 AM: Shooting – Sixteen-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary clinches Gold in men’s 10m air pistol.# 09:15 AM: Shooting – Sanjeev Rajput qualifies for the finals of 50m Rifle 3.# 09:14 AM: Shooting – Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma qualify for 10m Air Pistol Finals.# 08:18 AM: Kabaddi – INDIA 38-12 SRI LANKA.# 08:04 AM: Swimming – India’s Virdhawal Khade qualifies to the finals of men’s 50m freestyle category.# 07:54 AM: Rowing- Indian rower Dattu Bhokanal qualifies for final of the Men’s single sculls as he finishes on top in the repechage. For all the Latest Sports News News, Asian Games News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. # 12:35 PM: Wrestling – India’s Gyanender outmuscles Thailand’s Wiratul Piyabut 10-2 in men’s Greco-Roman 60kg event.# 12:04 PM: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has announced Rs 50 lakh award for Meerut’s Saurabh Chaudhary who won a gold medal in 10m air pistol event. last_img read more