$3.5M gift to develop environmental leaders

first_imgA five-year, $3.5 million gift to launch the Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Program was announced Wednesday by the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).The program will provide up to five fellowships each year for outstanding individuals dedicated to future leadership in the environmental field. It will be housed within the Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at HKS in partnership with other faculty at the University, and will offer a rich array of co-curricular activities in addition to the studies by the Bacon Fellows.“Over the past two decades, Louis Bacon has emerged as one of the most visionary and generous philanthropy conservationists in the country,” said David Gergen, Public Service Professor of Public Leadership and co-director of CPL. “Through his efforts, he has protected 210,000 acres of land from development in perpetuity, stretching from southern Colorado to eastern North Carolina and Long Island. He has been at the forefront as well in saving waterways and other precious assets. We are delighted that as a member of our Center’s Leadership Council, he has now established Harvard fellowships for future environmental leaders.”Bacon is the founder and chief executive officer of Moore Capital Management, LP, a 25-year-old firm that invests in global financial markets and private equity, headquartered in New York with offices in London and Hong Kong.  A native of North Carolina, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and his M.B.A. from Columbia University. He has received numerous awards for his environmental work.In announcing his gift to the Kennedy School, Bacon said, “As both a country and a global community, we have inherited extraordinary natural resources from those who came before us. It is crucial that we now invest in and empower the rising generation to serve as good stewards of that sacred trust.”Donated through The Moore Charitable Foundation, the nonprofit that oversees much of Bacon’s philanthropy and conservation work, Bacon’s gift will primarily support students pursuing HKS graduate degrees, including those enrolled in HKS’s joint or concurrent degree programs with other Schools. For these graduate degree candidates, the fellowship will provide full tuition, health coverage, and a generous living stipend. In a handful of cases, the fellows selected may be doctoral or postdoctoral academic fellows who would receive funding to pursue research and teaching opportunities at HKS.CPL, which is led by co-directors Max Bazerman and Gergenand Executive Director Patricia Bellinger, will oversee the suite of co-curricular opportunities for the Bacon Fellows, serving as a home base for the fellows on campus and welcoming them alongside nearly 70 other CPL fellows spread across seven other named fellowship programs. Close partners in this effort are several of Harvard’s foremost environmentally focused resources, including the Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE), led by Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology at Harvard University and presidential science adviser, and HKS’s Environment and Natural Resources Program, directed by Henry Lee, senior lecturer of public policy at HKS and former director of the Massachusetts State Energy Office.“Our calling at HKS is to train exceptional public leaders to make a difference in a variety of fields,” said HKS Dean David T. Ellwood, “and Louis Bacon’s generous gift is another enormous step forward for that mission. Our shared environment grows more imperiled every day, and this program will bring to campus the kinds of emerging leaders who will serve as its most ardent and skillful stewards in the decades ahead.”“These fellows will be able to draw on a wide array of resources here at Harvard, including perspectives and disciplines that may go beyond the areas they’ve previously focused on,” added Schrag and Lee. “We are thrilled to welcome them into our community of learning here and will do all we can to prepare them for both scholarship and action.”“The new Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Program is a groundbreaking initiative for the Harvard Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School,” said Ann Colley of the Moore Charitable Foundation. “Bringing together the brightest minds with leading experts about pressing environmental challenges will have a lasting impact. It will be exciting to follow these emerging leaders as they apply their knowledge to conservation projects around the globe.”The first Bacon Fellowships will be awarded for the academic year 2015-16. Students who are interested must submit applications to enroll at HKS no later than Dec. 2, and then apply for the Bacon Fellowship through HKS by Feb. 26, 2015.last_img read more

Southern Vermont College names new president

first_imgContact:Melissa Smith, Public Relations, 802-447-6389/6388 BENNINGTON, VT., July 14, 2006 — Southern Vermont College announced today the selectionof Karen Gross, a leader in education and community development, as its eighthpresident.   She succeeds Barbara P. Sirvis, who is retiring after serving asthe College’s president for the past nine years. Aprolific writer, she is frequently quoted in the media, and her articles appearin well-known academic and non-academic publications, including The Chronicleof Higher Education, University Business, the Journal of Student Affairs andLeadership Exchange.   Her book, Failure andForgiveness (Yale University Press, 1997), has been regularly citedby commentators and won the Association of American Publishers BusinessManagement Award.  Southern Vermont College Names New President Raisedin New England, Dr. Gross received her B.A. from Smith College,cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Temple University,spending her final year of law study at the University of Chicago. Dr.Gross and her husband, Stephen H. Cooper, a lawyer and law professor, have ahome in Bondville, Vermont.  Their son, Zack, who graduated fromthe Stratton Mountain School and the University of Chicago, is now pursuinggraduate studies in healthcare policy at the London School of Economics. Congratulationsto the College and Dr. Gross are already being heard in different quarters. “In Karen Gross, Southern Vermont College has found aninspirational leader,” said Ray Bell, Vice President of CreditorsInterchange,who sat on Dr. Gross’ non-profit board and has worked with her for adecade. “She has the capacity to move people and institutions to placesthey have not been before, with thoughtfulness, good humor and soundjudgment.”  Dr. Sirvis noted, “The Board has made an excellentchoice in selecting Dr. Gross.  In her capable hands, the College will continueto flourish.”center_img Dr.Gross, selected following a six-month national search involving more than onehundred candidates, brings to Southern Vermont College a remarkable and diverseset of skills and experiences.  A professor of law for more than 20 years atNew York Law School (NYLS), she has earned a national and internationalreputation as a scholar, teacher, speaker and advocate who addresses the needsof vulnerable individuals and communities.  She founded and led anaward-winning non-profit organization that designs, implements and assessesprograms to improve financial literacy skills.  She has been honored for herefforts by many organizations, including the Legal Aid Society and AmericanAssociation of University Women. Aboutthe CollegeSouthern Vermont College, founded in 1926, is a private, independentinstitution that offers a career-oriented, liberal arts education to 500students.  It has more than 6,000 graduates.  The campus has strong academicsupport programs and NCAA Division III athletics and provides a safe,environmentally respectful and supportive community to its diverse studentbody.  The College-owned radio station, WBTN 1370-AM, provides a voice for the Benningtoncommunity and broadcasts Boston Red Sox games.  Inaccepting this appointment, Dr. Gross said, “Southern Vermont College isa very special place.  The College’s programs, resources, location andsize create the unique opportunity for it to address successfully the challengeof providing the next generation of students with the skills they need tobecome leaders in our ever-changing workplaces and communities.  I look forwardto being a part of the College’s future and to meeting and workingtogether with the SVC and Bennington community.  I am delightedwith my new academic home, and I look forward to synergies between SVC and NYLS.” More information about Dr. Gross and high-resolution photoscan be found at: http://www.svc.edu(link is external). Inannouncing the appointment of Dr. Gross, Mike Rolla, Chair of theBoard of Trustees, applauded the search committee, chaired by fellow trusteeWally Altes, and the efforts of the many constituencies that contributed to thesuccessful process. “We believe our intensive search effort has yieldedan individual who is uniquely qualified to advance the mission of SouthernVermont College,” he said.  “Dr. Gross’ longstandingcommitment to education and community building, her deeply held belief in thepower of education to create opportunity, and her vision for liberal artseducation in the 21st century struck a chord with those who met her.” Search Chair Wally Altes echoed these sentiments.  “In Dr. Gross, we havefound a talented, energetic and skillful leader who understands small collegesand appreciates the values at the heart of this college.  The SVC communityeagerly awaits her arrival on campus in August.”  The College–nowin its 80th year–is planning a series of community events overthe coming months to welcome its new leader.last_img read more

48 Hours in Harrisonburg, Virginia

first_imgSeasonal FunIf your travels bring you to Harrisonburg in the winter, be sure to hit the slopes at either Massanutten Resort or Wintergreen Resort, where skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing are the way to play on a snow day. In April, the Rocktown Beer & Music Festival is an event you can’t miss. Breweries, music, and food collide in the city for a weekend of 3,000 people celebrating a great community. Tickets often sell out in advance, so start planning now!This city has much more packed into it then what is listed above. For more information, visit the official site to stay up to date on events, activities, and festivals you won’t want to miss. The Shenandoah Valley is a section of Virginia that is filled with history, the good old Blue Ridge Mountains, and a lot of opportunity for adventure. Harrisonburg, Virginia is a city that lies between George Washington and Jefferson National Forests and Shenandoah National Park. The city has several colleges and universities within the area, the largest being James Madison University. Harrisonburg is filled with a sense of constant opportunity for adventure, art, and exploration. We’ve done our best to compile a list of what you should do when you choose to visit this awesome location.Harrisonburg Day OneLodging OptionStart your trip with a cozy cottage rental or a room at the By the Side of the Road Inn. This bed and breakfast is just on the outskirts of downtown Harrisonburg and is near both Shenandoah National Park and JMU. The Inn offers breakfast each day and also has inclusive packages available, such as a getaway for beer lovers or a weekend of fly fishing.Get MuddyFor those tired of sunlight and ready to try out crawling underground, check out Wild Guyde Adventures, based in Harrisonburg. The guides here are prepared to take you and your friends or family into the depths of a wild cave just 20 minutes outside the city. Tours can be personally crafted to fit the needs of all on the trip, with a beginner caving option and intermediate caving option. Be prepared to learn about the geological history of the area and get muddy!Pump It UpKeep the stoke alive and check out the Hillandale Park pump track and mountain biking trails. The Rocktown Trails system was created with the help of local volunteers and the support of the International Mountain Bicycling Association. There are 13 trails and one pump track within the park with options for all skill levels. The two entrances to the park are at the Hillandale Park Kiosk and the South Avenue Kiosk, helmets are required for all riders under the age of 14, and safety conditions and hazards will change according to the weather. Group riding is a big hit here, so be sure to keep up with the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition to find local shredders.Photo by Pete ToscanoGood EatsGrab some dinner over at Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint to fill you up. The restaurant began with an idea between two best friends. The “what if” became a reality of owning their own burger joint and now has expanded with locations in Virginia, Tennessee, and Alabama. With over 100 craft beers offered and countless burger combinations, this will be a hearty meal to cap off your day of adventure. Rockin’ and Rollin’Interested in some nightlife? The Clementine Café frequently hosts events filled with live music, art, films, and a sense of community. The eclectic variety draws in crowds of locals, students, and visitors alike. Check out upcoming events here to ensure you don’t miss out on the fun during your visit. Extra! Extra!Fresh and local food is always the best way to go, so check out the Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market to get your goodies. The summer market (April – Thanksgiving) operates every Tuesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. and the winter market (December – March) operates Saturdays only from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The market began in the 1950’s and is now thriving with food and other sundry items offered from a variety of vendors.Harrisonburg Day TwoLodging OptionTake a short drive out to the Natural Chimneys Campground for a gorgeous site. Just 30 minutes outside the city, this campground is shadowed by several 120-foot tall rock structures, carved out by the ocean that receded centuries ago. There are 145 campsites on the campground, some primitive and others equipped with water and electrical hook-ups. Take Me to the RiverFor some quality time on a section of the Shenandoah River, head over to the Massanutten Resort. The resort offers canoeing, kayaking, rafting, and tubing options primarily on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. The river ends with some class II action, providing some waves to cap off the trip. Giddy UpThe Mountaintop Ranch offers beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains as you ride horseback along trails. The area is almost completely surrounded by Shenandoah National Park and you’ll be guided by the locals. Several different tour options are offered, including a ride during the sunset, providing some of the most spectacular views of the mountains.Gone Fishing If you need a little more river time, check out Mossy Creek Fly Fishing to book a trip. Guides will instruct clients the proper technique for fly fishing while showing off the beauty of the area. Classes and float trips are available upon reservation, and access to the company’s 9 sections of trout water will allow privacy and fun for everyone on the trip.Seek Out the Food TruckGrab food at the #1 “restaurant” in Harrisonburg, according to local beta. Grilled Cheese Mania is the food truck everyone is raving about. Known as “The Grilled Cheese Lady” by Harrisonburg locals, Kathleen Mania-Casey mixes in southern hospitality, witty banter, and, of course, really great grilled cheese to drive her food truck to success. Every day there is a different special that accompanies the standard menu. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available as well. The truck is open Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and is located at 1476 So. Main Street in Harrisonburg.EDITOR’S UPDATE: In August 2017 Grilled Cheese Mania moved out of the truck on South High and into their new home at 1476 South Main Street, Harrisonburg. They now offer indoor seating, along with their outdoor patio!last_img read more

Suspected Guerrilla Leader Captured In Peru

first_imgBy Dialogo August 11, 2009 A suspected Shining Path guerrilla leader has been captured in the jungles of Peru’s Upper Huallaga Valley, the La Republica newspaper reported. Felix Mejia Ascencios, who was the No. 4 commander of the Shining Path’s remnants in the Upper Huallaga, served as the security chief for “Comrade Artemio,” the only remaining high-profile fugitive of the guerrilla group, which terrorized Peru in the 1980s, police said. The Upper Huallaga Valley is a center of coca cultivation and cocaine production. The 31-year-old Mejia was arrested in a hamlet in the Huanuco region on Sunday afternoon as he was drinking in a bar. The suspected guerrilla, who is accused of taking part in ambushes of police on June 14, 2007, and Nov. 26, 2008, was carrying a loaded 9 mm pistol. The Shining Path has a presence in both the Upper Huallaga Valley and the Valley of the Apurimac and Ene rivers, known as the VRAE region, where it staged an attack Aug. 2 on a police special operations base in San Jose de Seque, a district in the southern Andean province of Ayacucho, that left three officers and two civilians dead. Remnants of the guerrilla group operate in both valleys, working with drug traffickers and staging attacks on the security forces. President Alan Garcia said last week that the remaining Shining Path guerrillas operating in the jungles of the VRAE region “must be exterminated.” This will be “a long-term project,” Garcia said, adding that the current terrorism problem “isn’t the tenth part and maybe not even the hundredth part of what it was in the 1980s.” “This remnant of Shining Path must be exterminated, we have to eradicate it, but I see it as a job that requires patience,” the president said during a visit to the southern city of Tacna last Thursday. Interior Minister Octavio Salazar also said last week that the Shining Path’s remnants remained a threat to public safety in the jungles of the VRAE region. The interior minister said there was a “perverse alliance” in the VRAE between the rebels and drug traffickers. Comrade Artemio called on the government last December for a “political solution” to end the armed conflict. Artemio told Radio La Luz, which broadcasts from the jungle town of Aucayacu, some 600 kilometers (373 miles) from Lima, on Dec. 23 that his fighters would continue to launch attacks as long as the security forces went after them. Artemio, whose real identity is not known, repeated that his group wanted “a political solution” and accused the security forces of committing “a great many” violations. The guerrilla leader, who some sources have identified as Alberto Cerron Cardoso or Gabriel Macario Ala, operates in Peru’s central jungle with about 100 fighters. In May, La Republica reported that Shining Path founder Abimael Guzman, who is serving a life sentence for terrorism, called the remaining members of the guerrilla group operating in the VRAE region mercenaries. “It’s a group of mercenaries who look out for their personal interests and not those of the people. They are simplistic, they do not know ideology. They have practically tossed Marxism-Leninism-Maoism into the trash can,” Guzman told National Police intelligence officers. The remnants of the Shining Path did not comply with Guzman’s order more than a decade ago to end the armed struggle. Guzman does not recognize the remaining fighters as Shining Path members. The Maoist-inspired group launched its uprising on May 17, 1980, with an attack on Chuschi, a small town in Ayacucho province. A truth commission appointed by former President Alejandro Toledo blamed the Shining Path for most of the nearly 70,000 deaths the panel ascribed to politically motivated violence during the two decades following the group’s 1980 uprising. The guerrilla group also caused an estimated $25 billion in economic losses, according to commission estimates. Guzman, known to his fanatic followers as “President Gonzalo,” was captured with his top lieutenants on Sept. 12, 1992, an event that marked the “defeat” of the insurgency. Guzman, who was a professor of philosophy at San Cristobal University before initiating his armed struggle in the Andean city of Ayacucho, once predicted that 1 million Peruvians would probably have to die in the ushering-in of the new state envisioned by Shining Path. The group became notorious for some of its innovations, such as blowing apart with dynamite the bodies of community service workers its members killed, or hanging stray canines from lampposts as warnings to “capitalist dogs.”last_img read more

Colombian Farmers Learn to Remove Mines

first_img When she was 15 years old, a rural girl by the name of Gloria Nancy Vázquez, almost died due to an antipersonnel mine on a mountain road in El Dragal, northeast Colombia, where the armed conflict has gone on for decades, but now hopes to avoid new victims with hands-on training for demining. “I was riding [a mule] from El Dragal to the municipality of Argelia. The animal activated the mine and the impact was mainly on the right side of my body. The mule died and I was taken to the hospital, unconscious,” said this 23-year-old woman, who is participating in a demining course in the municipality of El Retiro, in Antioquia district. “Because of that, I have these skin grafts on my left leg, waist, arm, as well as many scars on my face. I also lost most of my vision in my left eye and hearing in my left ear,” she added. Like her, another 14 farmers are being trained in hands-on demining by the British NGO Halo Trust in several mountainous areas in Antioquia, which has the highest number of antipersonnel victims in Colombia. “I do not want other people to go through what I have, because it is an experience you do not wish on anyone,” Vázquez said, wearing a transparent bulletproof visor on her head, as well as a blue explosive-proof Kevlar vest. Between 1990 and December 2012, these explosive devices have caused over 2,119 deaths and 8,041 injured and amputees in the whole country, according to the presidential program for comprehensive action against antipersonnel landmines. Colombia, which has suffered a violent armed conflict involving leftist guerrillas, right wing armed groups, drug traffickers and state armed forces, is second only to Afghanistan in the number of antipersonnel mine victims. Halo Trust has done this demining with civilians for 25 years in 15 countries worldwide. Nathaly Ochoa, who is an operations officer for the NGO in Colombia, explains that the profile of deminers is “basically farmers of the areas affected by mines. They are men and women that know their territory.” Each volunteer earns the monthly minimum wage of 589,500 pesos (about $325) and has housing, food, transportation, medical and life insurance, confirmed Ochoa, who says that by the end of 2013, about 200 volunteers will be enrolled in this activity in Colombia. The countrymen and women wear armored suits and use mine detectors, geographical location, communications and first aid equipment. Furthermore, they are accompanied by demining experts. “It is true that the government has their own mine removal capabilities – the Army – but they also recognize that these capabilities are not enough,” Grant Salisbury, Halo Trust director in Colombia, confirmed. By Dialogo February 01, 2013last_img read more

Stress test debate: public or confidential results?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Michael MuckianThe nation’s five largest credit unions filed financial information with the NCUA last month that will be used for stress testing in compliance with the regulator’s new rule.The results of those tests – and the safety and soundness of a significant percentage of industry assets – will not be made public.The credit unions undergoing the testing shared mixed opinions on that topic. They include the $62.5 billion Navy Federal Credit Union, Vienna, Va.; $29.1 billion State Employees’ Credit Union, Raleigh, N.C.; $18.6 billion Pentagon Federal Credit Union, Alexandria, Va.; $12.7 billion Boeing Employees Credit Union, Tukwila, Wash.; and $10.4 billion SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, Santa Ana, Calif.Not surprisingly, the Jim Blaine-led SECU supports stress test transparency. Blaine’s comment letter addressing the rule when proposed is shown at left. (Click on the letter to expand.)Blaine told CU Times he thinks the NCUA’s mandate that the results remain confidential is out of step with the cooperative philosophy. He pointed out that banking regulators require public disclosure of bank stress test results. continue reading »last_img read more

Valamar Riviera gives up investment due to tax policy!

first_imgValamar Riviera announced today through the Zagreb Stock Exchange that it is postponing the investment in Valamar Pinia Family Suites in Poreč planned for 2018.As they point out in their statement, the main reason for the postponement of the investment in Valamar Pinia Family Suites is due to the uncertain fiscal policy for investments in tourism and the challenge in preparing the necessary technical documentation. The final decision on investments for 2018 will be made by the Company at the end of November 2017, Valamar Riviera concludes.In June this year, Valamar completed the company’s largest annual investment cycle worth just over 900 million. Of the total investment last year, two summer resorts Family Life Bellevue Resort 4 * and Valamar Girandella Resort 4 * / 5 * were opened in Rabac, the largest investment in Croatian tourism this year, worth 562 million kuna.Valamar has previously announced that by 2020 it plans to invest up to HRK 2 billion in repositioning the portfolio according to high-quality offers and services and continue to achieve double-digit growth in operating profit annually, and for the new investment cycle in 2018 they plan to invest HRK 704 million. kuna.As previously announced this year, in 2018 Valamar planned to open the first Kinderhotel in its portfolio, Valamar Girandella Maro Resort 5 *, and complete the repositioning of Rabac as a leading holiday destination for guests with higher purchasing power. Also, in addition to the aforementioned Valamar Pinia Family Suites hotel in Poreč, the investment plan for 2018 included the continuation of the strategy of intensive investment in the premium camping segment, in Valamar’s camps in Istria and Krk. In Dubrovnik, the focus is on investments in additional facilities of the Valamar Argosy Hotel, and a number of other investment projects in tourist facilities, facilities for guests and accommodation for seasonal employees are also planned.After the cancellation of the investment in Poreč, the question is to what extent this decision will apply to the above-mentioned investments by 2020. Croatia has the worst conditions for investing in tourism in the entire Mediterranean and one of the largest tax burdens in Europe. Now the State is on the move.Related news:BANKRUPTCY PLAN ACCEPTED! VALAMAR AND PBZ CROATIA INSURANCE ENTER IN STARI HVARVALAMAR BUYS COMPLEX IN RABAC BY DIRECT SETTLEMENT FROM THE STATEPBZ CROATIA OSIGURANJE AND VALAMAR RIVIERA BUY HELIOS FAROS DD IN BANKRUPTCYlast_img read more

Private equity giant AlpInvest returns 20% on back of improving sentiment

first_imgOver the first four months of 2014, investors committed a further €2.3bn to fund investments, €1.1bn to secondary investments, €400m to co-investments and €200m to mezzanine investments.AlpInvest’s management board said growth reflected the increasing importance of private equity in developed economies, including many Asian countries.AlpInvest pursues opportunities across a range of private equity investment channels, such as primary, secondary and co-investments, covering buyouts, growth capital, ventures and mezzanine.In August 2013, the Carlyle Group acquired full control of AlpInvest through the purchase of the 40% stake held by the company’s management.Two years’ previous, the Carlyle Group and AlpInvest management bought the company from the large asset managers APG and PGGM, which signed substantial mandates to be committed for the period 2011-15. AlpInvest, the €61bn private equity investor, has reported a net return on investments of almost 20% for 2013, and said it based its positive outlook for all its investment activities on “continuing improving economic sentiment”.The company – one of the largest private equity investors in the world – added in its annual report that its net life-to-date internal rate of return was 11.1% last year.AlpInvest saw its aggregated capital commitments increase by €3.9bn to almost €61bn during the first four months of 2014, following a €4.5bn rise to 56.8bn last year.Currently, committed capital to investment funds and secondary investments amount to €38.6bn and €9.5bn, respectively, while assets committed to co-investments, mezzanine investments and direct investments were €7.9bn, €3.5bn and €1.1bn, respectively.last_img read more

Saints coach Payton tests positive for COVID-19

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much Payton said he hopes younger people would listen to expert advice and stay indoors. “Younger people feel like they can handle this, but they can be a carrier to someone who can’t handle it,” Payton said. “So we all need to do our part. It’s important for every one of us to do our part. New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has tested positive for the new coronavirus, becoming the first person from the National Football League known to have contracted the disease. New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has become the first person from the NFL to announce he has tested positive for Covid-19 Payton said he is feeling tired but resting at home after going into self quarantine. “I was fortunate to be in the minority, without the serious side effects that some have. I’m lucky,” Payton said on Thursday. Payton said he began feeling unwell on Sunday and got tested the next day. It took three days for the results to come back positive. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said it comes as no shock that cases of the disease are turning up in their league. “Our primary concern is for Sean’s health and well-being,” Goodell said. “He did the right thing by seeking medical attention and we wish him a speedy recovery. “It shouldn’t come as a surprise as this pandemic continues that members of our NFL family will be directly impacted.” About 80 percent of those with the disease develop a fever and cough, but Payton said so far he has not shown any signs of those symptoms. Read Also: Coronavirus: Messi shows incredible skills in toilet roll challenge (Video) “This is not just about social distancing. It’s shutting down here for a week to two weeks,” he said. “If people understand the curve, and understand the bump, we can easily work together as a country to reduce it. “Take a minute to understand what the experts are saying. It’s not complicated to do what they’re asking of us. Just that type of small investment by every one of us will have a dramatic impact.” Payton did not say where or how he was able to get access to testing. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Darrell L. Hofer

first_imgDarrell L. Hofer, of Bath, was born on November 13, 1949 in Batesville, the son of William E. and Mary Ella Naylor Hofer.  He served his country with the United States Army in the National Guard.  Darrell sold and serviced farm implements and was an owner of Hofer’s, Inc. of Bath.   On Wednesday, April 18, 2017 at the age of 67, Darrell passed away at Bethesda North Hospital. Survivors include three brothers, Larry Hofer of Raymond, Dale Hofer and Nelson Hofer, both of Brookville, and three nephews, Tom, Keith and Mark Hofer.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Edwin Hofer. Cremation was chosen by the family and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Darrell L. Hofer.last_img read more