BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – October 24, 2008 Doubletree Burlington Vermont today announced the launch of its Meetings by Doubletree package, along with more than 190 participating hotels throughout North America. Customers who book a block of more than 25 guestrooms on their peak event night will receive an all-inclusive package of meeting incentives and premiums designed to simplify and make meetings and events easy.Ideal for either business or social functions, the Meetings by Doubletree package at the Doubletree Burlington Hotel Vermont includes the following:~ Complimentary meeting room with minimum 26-room block on peak nights~ Complimentary high-speed Internet connection in designated meeting room with minimum 26-room block~ A dedicated Event Services Manager at each hotel~ Flexible food and beverage options~ Access to exclusive online event planning tools such as Guest List Manager and Personalized Group Web Pages “Even with the challenges of today’s business climate, organizations and groups are looking for clever, efficient ways to conduct those important executive meetings, conferences and training sessions. The need to meet, plan and train face-to-face is still just as important as ever. The new Meetings by Doubletree program simply offers our customers added incentive to check into our brand’s three million square feet of superior event and meeting space and fine accommodations in some of the most sought-after business and leisure destinations around the world,” said Merrilee Phelps Director of sales for the Doubletree Burlington Hotel Vermont.Online Event Tools Put Planners In The Power SeatAs a part of the Hilton Family of Hotels, the Doubletree Burlington Hotel Vermont offers a suite of online tools that puts control at a meeting planners fingertips 24/7. Through a unique suite of online tools available through the Meetings by Doubletree package, event leads can manage their attendees’ reservations and room block through a Guest List Manager and even communicate event-specific information and agendas to their respective group through a Personalized Group Web Page. These online features provide the necessary communications utilities for a meeting thats well-run, productive and a great reflection on the event planner.A Wide Selection of Food and Beverage and Audio-Visual Options Are AvailableJust as important, the Doubletree Burlington Hotel Vermont offers a wide range of food and beverage options for half-day, full-day and evening receptions and banquets. The Event Services Manager at the Doubletree Burlington Hotel Vermont is there to guide customers every step of the way through a comprehensive menu of healthy, as well as indulgent culinary choices to make the most of their meeting experience. Event Services Managers can also help event planners choose from the latest in audio-visual and lighting equipment and décor options to create anything from the most simple and classic to the most dramatic and elegant occasions.Double Hilton HHonors Event Planner Bonus Points PromotionMeeting planners who are members of the Hilton HHonors Guest Loyalty Program have even more incentive to take advantage of the new Meetings by Doubletree package. For every meeting booked and held between now and December 31, 2008 at the Doubletree Hotel Burlington Vermont, HHonors members who book a Meetings by Doubletree package may qualify to earn Double Hilton HHonors Event Planner Bonus Points.Customers who book a minimum room block of twenty-six rooms on peak nights receive complimentary meeting-room rental. Size of complimentary meeting room relative to the total room block and determined by the hotel. This offer is available only at participating hotels. Hilton HHonors Event Planner bonus is valid for new event bookings only and is awarded at the discretion of the hotel and may not be awarded on all group business events. For complete Event Planner Terms and Conditions, visit HiltonHHonors.com. Other restrictions may apply.For more information on Meetings by Doubletree, including a list of participating hotels and their incredible array of meeting facilities, packages and options, please visit our Groups and Meetings website at www.doubletree.com/doubletreemeetings(link is external).For more information on the Doubletree Burlington Hotel Vermont please visit our website at www.burlington.doubletree.com(link is external) or contact our hotel sales team directly at 802-660-7552.###
Judge Geoffrey W Crawford of the Vermont Superior Court, Civil Division, Washington Unit, recently issued two decisions upholding the confidentiality of criminal investigation and inquest records. In two separate cases, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Rutland Herald made public records requests to the Attorney General’s Office. The Herald’s request was also directed to the Department of Public Safety. The Court found that these requests were properly denied because the records are confidential under the Public Records Act.The ACLU filed suit over its request for copies of documents filed in court by the Attorney General’s Office to obtain cell phone tracking data. The Attorney General’s Office argued that any such documents could not be disclosed because they were part of an inquest proceeding that is confidential by law. The action filed by the Rutland Herald arose out of its request for records relating to a Vermont State Police criminal investigation into possible criminal conduct at the Vermont Police Academy. The Herald argued that the records should be disclosed because the investigation had been completed and no criminal charges were filed. In both cases, the Court concluded that the Legislature intended the requested materials to be kept confidential. The Court also concluded that the Legislature intended the confidentiality of criminal investigation records to continue beyond the conclusion of a criminal investigation.Attorney General William Sorrell reacted to the decisions: ‘There are good public policy reasons for protecting criminal investigative files from public disclosure, including protecting the privacy of victims of crime as well as that of individuals investigated but never criminally charged.’Source: Vermont AOG. 11.9.2010
Coming off a defeat to rival Penn State in the Elite Eight that ended their season Saturday, the Badgers accolades for an impressive regular season grew once again Wednesday.Lauren Carlini was named to the first team All-American squad as one of four sophomores distinguished with those honors. The sophomore setter was a second team All-American last season. Earlier this month, Carlini was named Big Ten Player and Setter of the Year, in addition to being named to the all-Big Ten team.Carlini finished the 2014 season averaging 11.42 assists per set and 3.04 digs per set. She’s the first Wisconsin player to be on the first team since 2001, and just the fourth in UW history to have All-America honors twice.The Badgers had two players named to the second team All-America squad, senior right side hitter Courtney Thomas and junior libero Taylor Morey. Both were named to the all-Big Ten team two weeks ago as well. Morey was also named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.It was an “honorable” season for middle blockers Dominique Thompson and Haleigh Nelson. After earning honorable mentions for the all-Big Ten team, both were named All-American honorable mentions Tuesday.The 2014 team set a program record of number of players named to All-American teams with five.
The organisers of the maiden League of Sports Editors Night of Excellence put together to honour some of the brightest brains in sports journalism and beyond have promised a night to remember.Tony Ubani, who presides over the Sports Editors body said at the weekend that the event scheduled to hold tomorrow, December 20 at the Pearlworth Hotel and Suite, in the heart of the Lagos State capital, Ikeja is to be graced by the high and mighty in sports journalism, administration and relevant bodies. Take off time is 7.30pm.Among those who have already signed up for the event is Nigeria Olympic Committee President, Habu Gumel, who less than a fortnight ago, was elected the vice president of the world volleyball body, FIVB .Also on the VIP list is former Scribe of the NFF, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, Chief of Staff to the Imo State Government, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu and NFF President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick.“The role-call of those to be honoured on the night is already too huge too start mentioning but all the star writers, broadcasters and administrators on the honours list have already given their words to be physically present at the awards night,” Ubani hinted.He also revealed that the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria SWAN and other friends of the Guild will be at the event. Security, he assured is water tight, adding that the organiser’s don’t want to take the peaceful atmosphere in Lagos at this period for granted.“We are hoping for the best, mistakes maybe made but one assurance I can give is that we can only get better, ” Ubani concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Facebook25Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)State fishery managers have given the OK for the second razor clam dig this month, this one scheduled to begin Jan. 13 at two ocean beaches.The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the three-day opening at Copalis and Mocrocks after marine toxin tests confirmed the clams on those beaches are safe to eat.The best digging typically occurs one to two hours before low tide, said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager. Digging is not allowed on any beach before noon. The long weekend should provide an excellent opportunity for diggers to visit the coast for clamming, Ayres said. However, he noted the razor clam opening does not include the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday.The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates and evening low tides: Jan. 13, Friday, 7:17 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Copalis, MocrocksJan. 14, Saturday, 7:59 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Copalis, MocrocksJan. 15, Sunday, 8:40 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Copalis, MocrocksUnder state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container. All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2016-17 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at https://www.fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.Both Long Beach and Twin Harbors are closed to razor clam digging due to elevated levels of domoic acid. A natural toxin produced by certain types of algae, domoic acid can be harmful or even fatal if consumed in sufficient quantities. WDFW will continue to monitor toxin levels at all ocean beaches.A list of razor clam digs tentatively scheduled through February can be found on WDFW’s website at http://www.wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html.
Facebook43Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Gurl! She is a 2 year-old, 47-pound Black Mouth Cur who has a wrinkled brow, black muzzle and soulful eyes that promise to melt your heart at first glance. She is shy, but once she trusts you, you can count on her for some quality cuddle time. Gurl needs a calm, cat-free home with a big fenced yard and some good grain-free chow where she can feel safe, gain a little weight, and learn to deepen her trust. She knows basic commands and has nice leash manners. Gurl is happy, smart, and would make a great companion or family dog. Children in the home should be 13 years of age or older and dog savvy.If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet Gurl in person, please contact the adoption team at Shelton Adopt-a-Pet. Emails are the preferred method of communication.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email [email protected] or call 360-432-3091.Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.