Champlain College award goes to General Rainville and Vermont National Guard

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt.–At Champlain College’s Commencement Ceremony on May 7, the College presented its Distinguished Citizen Award to Major General Martha T. Rainville –the Adjutant General of the State of Vermont–and the members of the Vermont National Guard.The ceremony was presided over by the chair of the Champlains Board of Trustees, William G. Post, Jr., and President Dr. Roger H. Perry, who delivered the Commencement Address and will retire at the end of June. Post said the awardees have collectively demonstrated tremendous leadership skills and community service, both in and outside of the Guard.When Champlains trustees met to discuss this years recipients, these were some of the words that were shared: Dignity, service and caring, Post said.Champlain College Trustee Bill Cody recently retired from the Army National Guard and he said, The Vermont Guard has served our country and our state above and beyond the call of duty. And Marthas care and concern for the welfare of the soldiers, air men and women, and their families are unsurpassed.Post said General Rainville has handled an important and sensitive job with grace and dignity in a very difficult timea time when soldiers have been deployed for active duty in the Middle East and other parts of the world. The efforts of the Guard and the General have been noticed across the state and on the national level. U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy said, Adjutant General Martha Rainville has been a superb leader during an especially difficult time for members of the Vermont National Guard and their families. He has said the Guard embodies the spirit of service that has always been a hallmark of Vermonters.Members of the Guard stand ready to assist Vermonters in times of need, Post said. They also make their mark as distinguished citizens by being involved in many civilian and community organizations, and General Rainville exemplifies that trait. Rainville has been involved in St. Albans town government, the Northwestern Medical Center, the American Heart Association, District 6 Environmental Commission, Vermont Veterans Home, and in her church.General Rainville oversees 4,000 members of the Vermont Army and Air National Guard and she manages a budget of $115 million.last_img read more

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises Bernd Leno after Arsenal end Manchester United’s unbeaten run

first_imgBernd Leno kept a clean sheet against Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for Bernd Leno after Arsenal ended his side’s domestic unbeaten run.Goals from Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put Arsenal to within a point of rivals Tottenham in third but that didn’t tell the full story from an action-packed game at the Emirates.On the back of their stunning win in Paris, United failed to find a way past Leno in the Arsenal net despite having what Solskjaer described as ‘four or five big chances’.Romelu Lukaku was guilty of squandering United’s best chances but Solskjaer refused to criticise the Belgian and says Leno was a vital reason behind his side’s defeat.ADVERTISEMENT 1 min. story Sean KearnsSunday 10 Mar 2019 7:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares About Connatix V67539 Read More Read More 1/1 Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling / Skip Full Screen Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises Bernd Leno after Arsenal end Manchester United’s unbeaten run Video Settings Read More Advertisement Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Coming Next PLAY Comment Leno was Arsenal’s man of the match (Picture: Getty)United’s only defeat under Solskjaer before today was a 2-0 loss at home against PSG.The irony of their unbeaten run coming to an end is that they’ve played worse and won in previous weeks and Solskjaer says he was impressed with his side against Arsenal.‘It’s not very often you go to Arsenal and created four or five big chances like we did,’ said Solskjaer.‘They didn’t have one really. They had a strike and then they got a penalty they didn’t really create many chances.’MORE: Mesut Ozil mocks Jesse Lingard after Arsenal beat Manchester United Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Top articles Read More SPONSORED by Metro Read More United lost in the league for the first time under Solskjaer (Picture: Getty)‘You have to be disappointed with the result but the performance today was a good one,’ said Solskjaer.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We created more chances today than we did compared to the FA Cup game when we played them.‘Of course the first goal always determines how the game will go. After their goal they gave us the ball more than they wanted to but we created big chances.‘We hit the woodwork twice. Leno played well. In terms of what you can control we shouldn’t be too disappointed then again they’ve got three points and we don’t.’ Skip Ad Advertisementlast_img read more

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IU Student Among Victims In Malaysian Flight 17

first_imgPhoto: Karlijn Keijzer (Facebook)An Indiana University student was a passenger on the plane that was shot down Thursday in Ukraine.Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 that crashed killing all 298 passengers on board.She was a former member of the IU rowing team and was pursuing a doctorate in chemistry at the Bloomington campus.She was a native of Amsterdam, Netherlands.last_img

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