New program shows young people how to use broadband and serve the community

first_imgComcast and One Economy will be joined by elected officials and community leaders on Friday, June 4 at 2:30 PM at the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington to kick off a major digital learning and service initiative that teaches teens and young adults from diverse, low-income backgrounds how to use broadband technologies and put that knowledge to work to increase digital literacy in the greater community.WHO:  U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, Governor Jim Douglas, Mary Alice McKenzie, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington, David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation, Doug Guthrie, Senior Vice President, Comcast’s Western New England Region, Pam Mackenzie, Area Vice President, Comcast Vermont, Karla Ballard, Vice President of Social Innovations for One Economy,  20 Burlington-area teens enrolled in Digital Connectors program.WHEN:                       Friday, June 4 at 2:30 PMWHERE:                     Boys & Girls Club of Burlington62 Oak Street, Burlington, VT  05401BACKGROUND:The Comcast Digital Connectors program trains young people on digital literacy skills, such as how to network computer labs, connect wireless access points and create video documentaries.  The students then volunteer their time at various organizations to help improve digital literacy in their larger communities, teaching them leadership skills and the importance of giving back.  Burlington is the fifth city in the nation to launch the Comcast Digital Connectors program and the first in Vermont.  In addition to Burlington, the Comcast Digital Connectors program has launched in Washington, D.C.; Houston, Texas; Springfield, Massachusetts; and Morgantown, West Virginia.  Other sites expected to kick off by the end of 2010 include:  Miami, Florida; Hanford, California; Dearborn, Michigan; Denver, Colorado; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Tallahassee, Florida; West Palm Beach, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Tacoma, Washington; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Chicago, Illinois; Portland, Oregon; and others to be determined.Source: Comcast. 6.2.2010last_img read more

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Brendan Rodgers hails Celtic squad after first win as Hoops manager

first_img1 Brendan Rodgers says his Celtic side have ticked all the boxes so far during their pre-season workout.The Hoops registered their first win under the Northern Irishman on Sunday when Ryan Christie netted the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Austrians Sturm Graz.That result came three days after his first match in charge of the Scottish champions ended in a 2-2 draw against NK Celje in Slovenia and Rodgers is pleased with the work put in so far.The former Liverpool boss told Celtic TV: “I felt it was a great exercise for us. This was Sturm Graz’s sixth and final game of pre-season before they start the league, and for us playing our second game, I felt we were very good.“Most of the objectives were achieved from the game in terms of our fitness and football. The cohesion within the team is different at the moment, because I am picking different teams, but the first half was very good – we had good speed in the game, scored the goal and could have had two or three more and didn’t concede.“The second half was a little bit more broken, but there was still a good mentality in the players and it was another step up in their fitness levels.“We set some targets before the game and for me the players achieved them all. We are only a week-and-a-half in and I was really pleased with the first half and that pressing element, that hunger to get the ball back was good.“We have worked on getting the ball back within four passes when the opponent scores or we score, and we did that and should have been 2-0 up straight away. So there are many pleasing aspects and the team, cohesively, is coming together day by day.“It’s been great out here. We have a good chance to work together on the field and to reinforce our principles off the field so I’m really happy with how it’s going.”Scott Brown also made a surprise second-half substitute appearance as he returned earlier from hamstring trouble earlier than expected.But his involvement has encouraged Rodgers, especially with the Hoops’ opening Champions League qualifier just over a week away.The manager said: “Scott’s obviously a way off in terms of his fitness but he’s very determined and he’s a wonderful captain. He’s a good guy to have around and he’s worked very hard so it was just about introducing him back into it.”Rodgers also confirmed new signing Moussa Dembele will get his first taste of action for Celtic during Wednesday’s friendly encounter with Olimpija Ljubljana.“He will feature on Wednesday night,” said the manager. “He’s only just with us and you need to give them seven to 10 days before you get them on the field or else you have a high risk of injury so he’s a guy that will come in and play some part on Wednesday.” Brendan Rodgers last_img read more

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