AAA offices nationwide driving tourists to Vermont

first_imgAs the fall foliage season shifts into high gear, AAA is working with Vermont’s tourism industry leaders to disseminate information nationwide through its travel offices. The resources will be used by AAA’s travel counselors to help direct motorists and encourage them to travel the Green Mountain State.Tom Williams, Regional Manager of AAA Northern New England, noted, ‘We have a golden opportunity to provide up-to-date, practical information to members across the country. In the great majority of areas hit by the storm, visitors will find roadways with smooth pavement and bright lines. It is our role to make sure that people who are interested in coming to Vermont get the information they need.’ In a communication sent earlier this week to all AAA offices in the United States, AAA states, ‘In late August, the State of Vermont made headlines across the nation as flood waters from Hurricane Irene caused major damage to the states highways and bridges. Within weeks after Irene, Vermont rebuilt at an unprecedented rate. Now 95% of Vermont roads are open, with final touches being made every day.’Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing (VDTM) Deputy Commissioner Steve Cook works with the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Ski Vermont on the ‘Foliage Force,’ a team which has been promoting Vermont’s vibrant foliage season in the wake of Irene. Cook noted, ‘The foliage season has begun, and all indications are that it will be as vibrant and beautiful as ever. We are delighted that AAA has taken a proactive role in informing people about Vermont, and our recovery from the storm. This is a testament to AAA’s confidence in our state, and the resilience of our tourism businesses.’The bulletin refers travel counselors to road repair resources provided by VTrans, as well as planning information supplied by VDTM, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Ski Vermont. It concludes that AAA Northern New England branch offices in Montpelier, Rutland and Williston are well prepared to help motorists navigate the state of Vermont. Vermont Dept of Travel and Tourism. 9.28.2011last_img read more

USC chosen for newest LinkedIn Pulse platform

first_imgUSC has been recently chosen as one of 21 universities represented on LinkedIn’s publishing platform, LinkedIn Pulse, as part of a new initiative, the LinkedIn Campus Editor Program.LinkedIn bought Pulse, a professional publishing platform, for $90 million in April 2013. The LinkedIn Pulse website functions as a communal blog.Members can publish articles through this platform everywhere, sharing their work with LinkedIn’s users. It serves a hub of creative and self-reflective content from varying perspectives in different arenas of the job market.Since purchasing Pulse, LinkedIn has served a wider purpose than solely creating online resumes and managing professional networking. LinkedIn has repeatedly pushed to become one of the major players in the social media arena in regards to personal branding, promotion and student engagement. This is achieved in part through the LinkedIn Campus Editor Program made available through Pulse.USC is one of the first campuses to have a LinkedIn Campus Editor. The USC branch is led by Natalie Riso, a sophomore majoring in business administration.“By editing their articles, they not only are able to have confidence in the soundness of their articles, but anything edited by a Campus Editor is also considered for extra promotion in the Pulse Channels,” said Riso in an email to the Daily Trojan. “These promotions can turn your article from a reach of your connections to LinkedIn’s millions of users.”In addition to being named one of the 21 LinkedIn Campus Editors, Riso has been named one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices of 2015 last quarter as part of LinkedIn’s effort to promote student engagement. These top ten individuals were ranked by LinkedIn data and awarded this honor in their respective fields of expertise. Some areas include finance, social media, marketing, venture capital and health care. LinkedIn’s recognition of Riso’s work in the marketing sector has increased the celebrity and popularity of her published articles on her LinkedIn page.LinkedIn has also launched a new initiative, Student Voices, in addition to the Campus Editor program.This platforms allows university students to chime into a different conversation each month, centered on a broad theme provided by LinkedIn. Students draw on personal experiences, current events and their field of study at their own college. For example, Student Voices kicked off 2016 with January’s topic, “New Year, New Me.” The stories submitted to this sector with the hashtag “#StudentVoices” are then reviewed by the LinkedIn Campus Editor from that respective institution.“As a Campus Editor, I am in charge of curating the best content USC has to offer from its students,” Riso said. “This includes finding top achievers in the USC ecosystem and editing their work for LinkedIn.”Riso said that having someone editing other people’s stories will not only help the quality of their work but also help connect users to more people online.“As one of 21 universities chosen by LinkedIn, it is an absolute honor to be chosen as one of the first campuses to have a LinkedIn Campus Editor and to be recognized as one of the most impressive student bodies,” Riso said.last_img read more

Singida sink AFC on penalties in Super Cup

first_imgSingida have now booked a date against defending champions Gor Mahia, the game set to Thursday at 3pm.On penalties, only Ally Kenny missed for Singida with Shafik Batambuze, Adam Miraji, Danny Lyanga and Sumbi Elynyesia scoring.AFC missed two of their four kicks with Baker Lukooya hitting the crossbar while Moses Mburu struck his effort wide. Robinson Kamura and Isuza scored AFC’s efforts.The light afternoon showers at the Afraha Stadium made the playing conditions difficult with the ground becoming slippery and players finding it tough to have their feet on the ground.It almost cost Singida the opener within the opening three minutes when Salum Kipaga slipped as he tried to pass the ball back to his keeper, but good for him AFC forward Ray Omondi was not fast enough to the ball allowing Kennedy Juma to race back and block his effort at stealing the ball.AFC Leopards midfielder Marvin Nabwire vies for the ball with Singida United’s John Tibar during their SportPesa Super Cup clash at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSingida were doing all they can to pass the ball around despite the tough conditions of the Afraha pitch and they had a good chance in the sixth minute when Danny Lyanga’s header from a John Tibar cross was well handled by Ezekiel Owade in the AFC goal.Ingwe didn’t look organized in the opening minutes and they kept spraying stray passes with Singida picking them up and attempting to build up play.Amidst the confusion, Ingwe almost had the opener in the 22nd minute when Dennis Sikhayi’s dipping cross from the right headed on target, but Singida keeper Peter Manyika backtracked to turn the ball behind for a corner.Ingwe had an even better opportunity two minutes later when Brian Marita raced away from his markers on the right before slicing in a cross back, but Whyvone Isuza and Omondi clashed going for the same ball.The cross fell on Jaffary Owiti at the backpost but the youngster’s shot at goal was well handled by Manyika.On the other end, Owade almost gifted Singida the opener when he punched Deus Kaseke’s cross right into Habib Kyombo’s path, but the Tanzanian’s shot went wide.Owade made the same mistake in the 28th minute this time spilling Tibar’s shot from distance but the keeper dodged a bullet once again when Kyombo’s effort from the rebound unmarked inside the six yard box went wide.In the final seven minutes of the opening half, Ingwe had chances to break the deadlock.AFC Leopards winger Brian Marita wheels past Singida United’s Kennedy Juma during their SportPesa Super Cup clash at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluFirst Omondi’s connection from a Marita cross being saved by Manyika while in the second instance three minutes to half time the custodian parried away a stinging freekick from Robinson Kamura.The second half turned out to be a Peter Manyika show, the Tanzanian keeper standing tall in the Singida goal making crucial saves.Three minutes after the restart, Manyika pulled a brilliant double save, first acrobatically tipping behind a Kamura freekick for a corner and from the resultant set piece made a full stretch save to his left to punch away a ferocious shot from Victor Majid who picked the ball on the right.In the 65th minute, the custodian was once again well placed to pick out a stinging freekick from Marita.His AFC had a golden chance to break the deadlock just three minutes later when Owiti was hacked down inside the box by Salum Kipaga, but nothing could beat Manyika.The custodian made a brilliant leap to save Whyvonne Isuza’s penalty before bouncing back up to save Ray Omondi’s rebound.The ball fell kindly to Omondi once again from the save, but the forward who lacked sharpness on the day shot high over the bar.AFC Leopards midfielder Marvin Nabwire attempts to go past Singida United’s Daby Amara during their SportPesa Super Cup clash at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluWith 15 minutes left and Singida’s confidence increased by Manyika’s saves, AFC head coach Rodolfo Zapata made two changes, the ineffective Omondi coming off for Vincent Oburu while Baker Lukooya replaced Brian Marita.Nonetheless, nothing the two sides did could change the score-line.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards midfielder Whyvonne Isuza vies for the ball with Singida United’s Ally Kenny during their SportPesa Super Cup clash at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAKURU, Kenya, Jun 5- Hopes of a Mashemeji Derby in the semi finals of the SportPesa Super Cup were dashed when Tanzanian outfit Singida United beat AFC Leopards 4-2 on post match penalties in the quarter finals on Tuesday evening.The game was forced to penalties after a barren draw in regulation time and AFC will have only themselves to blame after missing a penalty in regulation time, Whyvonne Isuza seeing his 68th minute kick saved by Singida keeper Peter Manyika.last_img read more