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Audit of homeland security and emergency management grants

first_imgVermont State Auditor Randy Brock’s report dictated that the Department of Public Safety (DPS) should seek repayment of $30,976 from three local government entities: $7,508 from the Village of Johnson; $19,650 from the Town of Norwich; and $3,818 from Rutland County Clerks Collaborative (RCCC).The Village of Johnson applied for a grant to replace equipment destroyed in a fire at the fire department building. At the same time, they acquired another reimbursement for this equipment by its insurance company and through the approval of DPS. The Town of Norwich applied for a grant to install a backup generator for its municipal building. However, a bulk of its matching contribution included the appraised value of a generator that was acquired several years prior. RCCC applied for a grant to hire a consultant to conduct risk assessments for its 14 member towns. To meet the local match requirement a DPS employee improperly encouraged the RCCC to submit the value of donated time by a paid contractor and false documentation of a cash vendor payment.In each of these cases, federal grant requirements or DPS accounting policies were violated. Brock’s report was a recommendation that DPS set up a process for tracking audit findings to resolution to be sure that all identified improper repayments are fully reimbursed.last_img read more

Women’s hockey heads to D.C. for exciting post-Thanksgiving series

first_imgAs we all begin clearing the turkey and stuffing from our table, the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team will be heading out to Washington D.C. for a thrilling weekend series at the nation’s capitol.The Badgers have been on a roll this season, maintaining a perfect record throughout three months of intense play. Now, the Badgers are hitting the road again after a bye-week to play two East coast teams.Women’s hockey: Badgers remain undefeated after Cornell, begin much deserved bye weekThe No. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team has done it again, earning their 18th victory this season against Read…It might seem weird that Wisconsin is heading out in the middle of the season to play a non-conference team, but with North Dakota missing from the schedule this season, the NCAA needed a way to fill the empty schedule spot. One of the easier ways to do this would be to fill the spot with non-conference games, allowing for teams who usually don’t meet during the regular season to meet each other more frequently.Wisconsin will face two opponents when they touch down in D.C., the first being the Northeastern Huskies and the second being the Boston University Terriers.Northeastern is a relatively new opponent to UW, with the Badgers and the Huskies having little to no history between them. Northeastern has been fairing relatively well this season, with a 7-7-2 record up until this point.The Huskies have been proving that they can handle big opponents, having faced national champions Clarkson earlier this season. While the Huskies might have walked away from that series with a 0-1-1 against the Golden Knights, it was still an impressive performance for a team that was unranked going into this season.Boston University has always been a solid hockey school, and is not a stranger to taking on ranked opponents. While their season record leaves something to be desired — sitting at 4-6-2 as of this past weekend — this program is showing signs of vast improvements.Two current players, forward Victoria Bach and goaltender Corinne Schroeder both earning awards in the Hockey East conference for their performances last weekend. Bach managed to net four goals during the weekend, while Schroeder only allowed two goals against Vermont.After unfortunate ending for North Dakota’s women’s hockey program, future of female sports remains unknownNo one expected the University of North Dakota to cancel their women’s hockey program at the end of the 2017 Read…Boston University is a strong team, despite what their record might suggest, and they are going to put up a fight against the Badgers. Wisconsin will have an exciting weekend ahead of them, with great teams waiting for them in D.C..The games will take place in the Washington Capitals training facility. Northeastern and Wisconsin will face-off Friday at 4 p.m., and the Badgers and the Terriers will finish the series Saturday at 1 p.m..last_img read more

Lakers believe Luke Walton will relate to young players well

first_imgTheir voices sounded excited. The tone in their text messages conveyed elation. With the Lakers hiring Golden State assistant Luke Walton as their next head coach on Friday, his future players offered a jolt of energy that seemed absent during parts of the 2015-16 campaign that ended with their worst record in franchise history.“It’s going to be real good for us,” Lakers rookie forward Anthony Brown said about the 36-year-old Walton. “He’ll be pretty hands on just because he’s close to us in age. He’ll really want to help develop guys.”• PHOTOS: Lakers reach agreement with Luke Walton • RELATED: Hiring Luke Walton is Lakers’ best move in yearsThat could continue with Walton’s innovative presence as an assistant under Warriors coach Steve Kerr for the past two years. He guided the Warriors to a 34-9 record this season while Kerr recovered from back surgery. The Warriors may have gone 73-9 to eclipse the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls for the NBA’s best regular-season record with a league MVP (Stephen Curry), Finals MVP (Andre Iguodala), sharpshooter (Klay Thompson) and versatile defender (Draymond Green). Yet, Walton partly steered that ship by embracing what he learned under Arizona coach Lute Olson, former Lakers coach Phil Jackson and Kerr. Walton then catered those varying philosophies to his personnel. “He knows how to win,” Lakers backup center Robert Sacre said of Walton. “He has a young perspective of how to coach and he’s closer to what’s going on with the modern game.”Walton embraced that movement after cherishing all of his experiences. Jackson quickly grew affection for Walton as he mastered his triangle offense. When Walton experienced chronic back injuries during the 2010-11 season, Jackson invited Walton both to sit in on coach’s meetings and chart plays along the sidelines. Those notes became handy when he became an assistant for the University of Memphis (during 2011 NBA lockout), a player development coach for the Lakers’ Development League affiliate (2013-14) and then part of Golden State’s championship ride.Walton will not begin his next project with the Lakers until the Warriors’ playoff run ends, possibly as late as June. But with Wilton inspiring others with his curiosity and easy-going personality, the Lakers immediately embraced those positive vibes after rarely feeling any of that for the past year.“A great guy that’s shown he can coach at the highest level,” said Lakers forward Ryan Kelly, who played for Walton with the D-Fenders. “I’m happy he’s getting a great opportunity.” The Lakers fired Byron Scott last Sunday, his combined 38-126 record through two seasons laced with criticism on whether his demanding expectations resonated with his young core of players. Lakers veterans Kobe Bryant and Metta World Peace mostly defended Scott’s tactics. World Peace said Scott “did the best job he could” as he juggled Bryant’s workload his final season, while juggling a talented albeit inexperienced core in D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson. Still, Scott’s efforts hardly resembled any reminder of the Showtime era where he won three NBA championships in his 14-year NBA career. Yet, the Lakers expressed confidence Walton could offer some foundation toward their rebuilding project.That could start with Walton’s team-oriented style during his nine-year NBA run with the Lakers (2003-2012) that included two back-to-back NBA championships. “He brings his own experience,” said World Peace, a former teammate from 2009 to 2012. “Playing with him, he never got enough credit from the fans and media for his passing and effect on the game without scoring.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

LaLiga postpones the first concentration of teams

first_imgThe LaLiga Govt Committee has determined to postpone the concentrations of the teams deliberate for subsequent week, though the forecast to carry them in the week previous to the begin of the Championship is maintained, Part 4, for which there’s nonetheless no official date though Javier Tebas sees Friday June 12 as the day he would really like soccer to return.Javier Tebas superior on Sunday evening in Movistar’s “El Partizado” that “we’re going to delay the concentrations deliberate for subsequent week, which ought to have began on Monday 18 as a result of the exams have given excellent outcomes. These concentrations will not be obligatory, however non-compulsory, “the LaLiga president requested questions from Juanma Castaño. After assembly as we speak with its managers, LaLiga has made the choice agency. The LaLiga Govt Committee is made up of six First-tier golf equipment: Actual Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Betis, Levante, Valencia and Villarreal. Along with the First-tier golf equipment, in the LaLiga Delegate Committee, there are six different Second Division: Deportivo, Cádiz, Las Palmas, Alcorcón, Lugo and Almería. The working group can be made up of the CEO of Atlético, Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, and Javier Tebas, president of LaLiga.last_img read more

Filipino boxing Olympian Cantancio dies in motorcycle accident

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas, also president of the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines, expressed his sympathies to Cantancio’s family. Cantancio won a bronze medal in the 1986 Asian Games in Seoul and got a silver in the 1990 Asiad in Beijing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Former national boxing coach and two-time Olympian Leopoldo Cantancio died in a motorcycle accident on Friday night. He was 54. Cantancio, who finished tied for 5th in the men’s lightweight division of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, was driving home to Bago City from Bacolod where he coached a team in the Panaad Boxing Tournament. ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMCcenter_img Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Austria lauds Standhardinger in first SMB practice Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more