Local Red Cross elects officers for next year,

first_imgEight new members and two incumbent members won election today to the board of the Central Vermont-New Hampshire Valley chapter of the American Red Cross. Officers for fiscalyear 2002-2003 were also elected during the Red Cross chapter’s 84th annual meeting at the Summit Lodge in Killington, Vt.A total of nine persons were elected to three-year terms as members of the chapter board of directors. Thomas J. Hurcomb of Middletown Springs, Vt., and Ben Fratkin of Randolph were re-elected to second three-year terms onthe board. Elected to their first three-year terms on the chapter board were:Dr. Richard C. Baker, a family practitioner at Rutland Primary Care;Stephen R. Burzon, a marketing consultant from Danby Four Corners; Cristina S. Hammond, MPH, of Hanover, a research associate at the Dartmouth Medical School and an active member of the chapter’s UpperValley disaster action team; Tim Maney, a vice president and commercial loan officer for Chittenden Bank in White River Junction; Frederick Peyron of Newport, N.H., a former 10-year member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives; Sandra C. Singer, MPH, a member of the Neighborhood Health Clinic board and the Free Care Committee in Randolph; and Philip H. White, an attorney with Wilson & White in Montpelier.Elected to a one-year term on the board was Laura L. Myerholtz, administrative assistant in the Office of Career Studies at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. A resident of White River Junction, Myerholtz has been a member of Red Cross disaster action teams for thelocal Red Cross chapter and the chapter in Cleveland, Ohio.Four members are leaving the chapter board after completing their second three-year terms. Larry Gold of Mendon; James Horan and Norris Knosher, both of Montpelier; and Robert O’Donnell of Woodstock received certificates of appreciation for their six years of service. Chapter directors are limited to six consecutive years on the board.O’Donnell will continue to be active with the chapter after winning election as the chapter’s secretary. Also election of chapter officers for2002-2003 included re-election of Thomas Hurcomb as chapter chair and of Thomas Byrne III of Etna, N.H., as treasurer. John Russell of Montpelier was elected as the chapter’s vice chair.The Central Vermont-New Hampshire Valley Red Cross chapter serves 225,000 persons in about 90 communities across central Vermont and 12 communities in New Hampshire. With the donation of time and resources by hundreds of volunteers working in partnership with professional staff, the local chapter provides Disaster Relief, Blood Services, Health & Safety Services, Armed Forces Emergency Services, and more. The Red Cross is nota government agency and depends on the generosity of the American people for the financial support necessary to provide the many services that areneeded by people in our area.last_img read more

There may never be a ‘silver bullet’ for COVID-19, WHO warns

first_img“The message to people and governments is clear: ‘Do it all’,” Tedros told a virtual news briefing from the UN body’s headquarters in Geneva. He said face masks should become a symbol of solidarity round the world.”A number of vaccines are now in phase three clinical trials and we all hope to have a number of effective vaccines that can help prevent people from infection. However, there’s no silver bullet at the moment – and there might never be.”Ryan said countries with high transmission rates, including Brazil and India, needed to brace for a big battle: “The way out is long and requires a sustained commitment.”The WHO officials said an advance investigative team in China, where the virus originated, was not yet back.A larger, WHO-led team of Chinese and international experts is planned next to study the origins of the virus in the city of Wuhan, although the timing and composition of that is not yet clear.Tedros also urged mothers to continue breastfeeding even if they had COVID-19, as the benefits “substantially” outweighed the risks of infection. Topics : The World Health Organization warned on Monday that, despite strong hopes for a vaccine, there might never be a “silver bullet” for COVID-19, and the road to normality would be long.More than 18.14 million people around the world are reported to have been infected with the disease and 688,080​ have died, according to a Reuters tally.WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WHO emergencies head Mike Ryan exhorted all nations to rigorously enforce health measures such as mask-wearing, social distancing, hand-washing and testing.last_img read more

Raptors vs. Warriors results: Toronto one win from first NBA title after Game 4 turnaround

first_imgNick Nurse must have delivered one heck of a halftime speech because the second-half Raptors in no way resembled the team that played the first 24 minutes. A 37-point third-quarter surge and a game-high 36 points from Kawhi Leonard pushed Nurse’s Toronto squad past Golden State 105-92 in Game 4 of the NBA Finals and into a 3-1 series lead.The Raptors trailed by as many as 11 points in the first half and shot just 34 percent overall, including 2 of 17 from 3-point range, before the break, but they used a 27-12 run in the third to pull away and never looked back. Leonard’s 36 points were a postseason career high. MORE: The Raptors’ NBA Finals run is costing McDonald’s millions in french friesGolden State jumped out to its early lead on the back of a rejuvenated Klay Thompson, who missed Game 3 with a hamstring injury. He scored a team-high 28 points and played good defense despite the lingering ailment. Kevon Looney also surprisingly returned to the lineup Friday night after originally being ruled out for all of the series with a collarbone injury. He scored 10 points off the bench.Stephen Curry finished with 27 points, but much of that scoring came in garbage time as the Raptors had a commanding lead. After a phenomenal Game 3 performance in which he scored 47 points, Curry struggled much of Friday night, including missing his first five shots from behind the arc.The series moves back to Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Monday night with the Raptors in need of just one victory to secure their franchise’s first NBA title. Should the Raptors win, Game 4 will be the last game ever played by the Warriors in Oakland’s Oracle Arena — a game Warriors fans begin leaving with several minutes still on the clock. One of the biggest questions now is whether Warriors fans will get to see Kevin Durant again this season.Sporting News tracked live updates during Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Follow along below (all times Eastern):Raptors vs. Warriors: Score, highlights from Game 4Final: Raptors 105, Warriors 9211:36 p.m.: The Raptors are headed home just one win away from an NBA championship. Leonard finished with a game-high 36 points.11:32 p.m.: The lead is back to a dozen as Siakam buries a jumper with two minutes to play. Fans begin heading for the exits.Exiting. pic.twitter.com/HoWcc5bfx3— Henry Abbott (@TrueHoop) June 8, 201911:29 p.m.: Curry knocks down a 3. Golden State is only down by eight.11:27 p.m.: Leonard converts two from the line to put Toronto up by 13 with 3:25 remaining11:20 p.m.: Two Curry free throws cut the lead to 10 with 5:20 left.11:17 p.m.: Thompson is still out here giving his best as he makes his sixth 3 of the game.11:15 p.m.: Danny Green hits a 3 — his first basket of the night. 1 field goal, 7 turnovers so far…— Kirk Goldsberry (@kirkgoldsberry) June 8, 20199:12 p.m.: DeMarcus Cousins turns it over on the first two Golden State possessions.9:11 p.m.: Toronto wins the tip, but Danny Green misses the first shot of the night.8:50 p.m.: Kevon Looney is active tonight.Kevon Looney getting shots up. He might actually play in Game 4 pic.twitter.com/61pbbUJao2— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) June 7, 2019 11:09 p.m.: Leonard makes his fifth 3 to put the Raptors up by 16 with 8:40 to play. Toronto is 7 of 10 from 3 this half. It was 2 of 17 in the first half.Lowry, Leonard… 3-ball, corner pocket!Kawhi has tied his #NBAFinals career-high of 34 PTS!#WeTheNorth 88#StrengthInNumbers 767:48 left on ABC & TSN pic.twitter.com/yoYWhFSC7s— NBA (@NBA) June 8, 201911:07 p.m.: A little break as VanVleet heads to the locker room bleeding.It looks like there was a tooth on the court after VanVleet headed back to the locker room 🧐 pic.twitter.com/jcWA1dXHsb— ESPN (@espn) June 8, 201911:03 p.m.: Leonard and Lowry check back into the game with 9:35 remaining. The Warriors have missed 13 of their last 15.Buckets. 🏀💦Kawhi just dropped 17 PTS in the 3rd QTR at Oracle. #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/IZnE9DcpIg— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 8, 201911 p.m.: VanVleet picks up where the Raptors left off and hits a 3.End of third quarter: Raptors 79, Warriors 6710:56 p.m.: Leonard scores 17 points in the third and all of a sudden Toronto is in complete control of this game. Thompson leads Golden State with 22.10:53 p.m.: Make that an 18-3 run, and Toronto leads by 13 after trailing by 11 in the first half.10:50 p.m.: An Ibaka jumper extends a 12-2 Raptors run with 1:38 to play this quarter.10:45 p.m.: Green picks up a technical for arguing. Toronto leads by four.10:41 p.m.: Now Ibaka hits a 3 to give the Raptors their largest lead (three) of the night with four minutes to play in the quarter.Ibaka with the block, Ibaka for 3! pic.twitter.com/vNmAJV1UVF— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) June 8, 201910:37 p.m.: Gasol makes a 3 as the shot clock expires to put Toronto back in front.10:32 p.m.: Thompson has 19 points after draining his third 3 of the game.10:29 p.m.: Cousins scores to put Golden State back up by five. VanVleet answers with a 3. Toronto is 3-of-5 from distance this quarter after starting 3-of-17 in the first half.10:25 p.m.: Well, Leonard is back and scores a pair of 3s to open the half. Toronto has its first lead of the night. 9:29 p.m.: Timeout, Raptors, trailing 17-10 with 4:06.Steph steps back to set up the jumper!#StrengthInNumbers 17#WeTheNorth 10🇺🇸: ABC 🇨🇦: TSN pic.twitter.com/SFTndaTOBi— NBA (@NBA) June 8, 20199:25 p.m.: Toronto is 2 of 11 to start, yet they’re down just three.9:23 p.m.: Looney immediately scores following Danny Green missing his third 3.That’s some beautiful basketball 💯 pic.twitter.com/X3O92JMpEs— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 8, 20199:23 p.m.: Kevon Looney checks in with 6:42 to play and the Warriors up 8-5.9:17 p.m.: Klay Thompson gets on the board.9:14 p.m.: Make that three turnovers for Cousins before the Warriors have any basket. Steph Curry makes the fist bucket of the night after both teams combined to miss the first seven shots of the night. Halftime: Warriors 46, Raptors 4210:09 p.m.: Gasol misses a 3 as time expires, and somehow Toronto is only down four ar the half. The Raptors have shot 34 percent. Thompson and Leonard lead all scorers with 14 points.Klay Thompson pours in 14 PTS and the @warriors are in front at halftime of Game 4! #NBAFinals #StrengthInNumbers 46#WeTheNorth 42Kevon Looney: 8 PTS, 4-5 FGMSteph Curry: 8 PTS, 3 ASTKawhi Leonard: 14 PTS, 2 3PM🇺🇸: ABC 🇨🇦: TSN pic.twitter.com/fJOAkkbvWX— NBA (@NBA) June 8, 201910:06 p.m.: Gasol slams it home to make this a four-point game again. Curry is 0 of 5 from deep.10:04 p.m.: Draymond Green has six points, six assists and seven rebounds with over two to play this half.9:58 p.m.: Thompson hits a transition 3, followed by a Lowry miss from 3. Toronto is 2 of 15 from deep.Ohhhh @KlayThompson is feelin’ it 🔥 pic.twitter.com/9EyiwYNElI— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 8, 2019Klay Thompson’s back-to-back buckets give him 14 PTS for the half! 🔥#StrengthInNumbers 42#WeTheNorth 343:48 left in Q2 on ABC & TSN— NBA (@NBA) June 8, 20199:56 p.m.: Toronto going with a double big man lineup with Gasol and Ibaka. It’s working early as the Warriors lead just 37-34.9:52 p.m.: Siakam makes a tough layup and the foul.9:48 p.m.: More nasty stats: Danny Green is 0 for 6 with five misses from 3, the Raptors have been outrebounded 22-11 and both teams are a combined 3 of 20 from 3.9:46 p.m.: Thompson hits another jumper, and he has seven points.9:43 p.m.: Ibaka scores first, and it’s just a four-point game.End of first quarter: Warriors 23, Raptors 179:37 p.m.: What an ugly quarter for Toronto. They manage to close a 13-point deficit to eight, but only Leonard has been effective with 14 points.Kawhi in the 1st quarter: 5-8 FG for 14 ptsAll other Raptors combined: 1-13 FG for 3 pts pic.twitter.com/sDt7SF2dLC— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 8, 20199:34 p.m.: Kawhi Leonard is 5 for 7 from the field. His teammates are 1 for 13. While Toronto didn’t get quite the overall team performance it received in Game 3 — Danny Green only made one basket in Game 4 — Serge Ibaka recorded his most efficient playoff game to date, scoring 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting in just 21 minutes. Pascal Siakam and Kyle Lowry combined for 29 points and were the only two starters other than Leonard to score in double figures.last_img read more