John King, president and CEO of Vermont Public Television, the statewidepublic television network, has been appointed to two boards. He waselected treasurer and executive committee member of NETA, the NationalEducational Telecommunications Association. NETA is a professionalassociation based in Columbia, S.C., that serves public televisionstations and educational entities. Its mission is to provide qualityprogramming, educational resources, professional development, managementsupport and national representation for its members.King has also been appointed to the Assembly of Overseers ofDartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, N.H. The overseers act asadvisers to the board of trustees on hospital affairs and customer andcommunity relations.He holds a master’s degree in public administration from HarvardUniversity, a bachelor’s degree from Johnson State College and anassociate’s degree from Champlain College. He and his family live inColchester.
By Dialogo May 23, 2011 According to the ministry, Joint Operation Amazonia 2011 aims to “improve the training of the three branches in order to act in a coordinated and effective manner in conventional conflicts in a jungle environment,” and will additionally provide the impetus for “civic-social” actions with the area’s population. Starting on 23 May, the Brazilian Army, Air Force, and Navy will conduct an enormous joint exercise in the Amazon region, mobilizing around 4,500 men for operations simulating war in the jungle, the Defense Ministry announced. The exercises will be held in an area “of approximately 800,000 square kilometers,” the ministry announced, from the city of Manaos to Yauarete, on the border with Colombia, and encompassing important Brazilian cities situated along the major Amazonian rivers. “This is a significant operation, the largest in recent years, and will include activity and simulations by the three branches of the armed forces, with a meaningful number of personnel, with a unified central command,” a Defense Ministry spokesperson told AFP. The exercises will begin on 23 May, and operations are expected to conclude only on 3 June. According to the ministry, Brazil will still organize similar operations this year in other regions of the country, especially in border areas. The ministry spokesperson indicated to AFP that Navy hospital ships and Army mobile clinics are expected to participate in order to bring medical and dental care to the inhabitants of isolated regions in the jungle.
Norwegian shipping company GC Rieber Shipping said that Germany-based wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has decided to extend the firm period of charter for the construction support vessel (CSV) Polar Queen until December 6, 2017.In addition, Senvion has the option to extend the charter further by up to 3 weeks.The previously agreed firm period, announced in July last year, was set to end October 13, 2017. CSV Polar Queen was then chartered to support turbine commission by Senvion at the Nordsee One wind farm in the German North Sea.The firm extension and new options replace the previously agreed options, the Oslo-listed GC Rieber noted.Subsea World News Staff
INDIANAPOLIS – The state is releasing a new report that details investigated bullying incidents at Indiana’s public schools.A new law passed last year requires schools to report incidents to the state. The law does not apply to private schools.The data reveals approximately 9,400 incidents of bullying last school year. They are separated into categories, which were 44% verbal, 22% physical and 9% written/electronic. The rest of the incidents are considered social or a combination.Locally, the numbers varied by corporation and school. Administrators at Batesville Community School Corporation investigated a total of 19 bullying incidents in the 2013-14 school year.Milan and South Ripley Schools reported 28 incidents at each school corporation. At South Ripley High School there were 19 incidents last year.Decatur County Community Schools reported 19 incidents; Franklin County Community School Corporation had 7; Greensburg Community Schools reported 18; and Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools had 20.View the incidents here on the Indiana Department of Education website.
STATEWIDE – The stay-at-home order that was announced earlier this week has now gone into effect and will run through April 7.Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the measure in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 across the Hoosier state.Essential businesses and services will remain open which include but not limited to grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, police and fire stations, hospitals, doctor’s offices, health care facilities and garbage pickup.Click this link to find a complete list of questions and answers about the order.