“Vermont in Transition: Social, Economic and Environmental Trends” released today

first_imgAs Vermont is poised to make major financial decisions with far reaching policy implications, new research may prove instrumental in shaping the discussions. The Council on the Future of Vermont and St. Michael s College just published Vermont in Transition: Social, Economic and Environmental Trends, a comprehensive study of the major trends that are impacting life in the state. Over 300 graphs are included in this 150 page research book which documents and explains the key transitions that have occurred in Vermont in areas as diverse as education, the economy, agriculture, demography, crime, energy, climate and civic engagement. The study was commissioned by the nonpartisan Vermont Council on Rural Development as a facet of its two-year Council on the Future of Vermont program. This report is important for legislators, reporters, community leaders, advocates, philanthropists, and any citizen who wants to better understand the Green Mountain State. It provides critical data that will help decision makers as they plan ahead, explains CFV Program Manager Sarah Waring. The research, along with polling, public forums and listening sessions are helping to build a comprehensive picture of the aspirations of today s Vermonters and the place they would like our state to be in the future. The Council releases its final findings this spring.To look back at trends over time, The Council on the Future of Vermont (CFV) partnered with the well-respected Saint Michael s College Center for Social Science Research and Drs. Vince Bolduc and Herb Kessel. The project drew upon the work of analysts in federal and state government, other educational institutions, the non-profit sector, and the business community, including sources such as the Vermont Economy newsletter, the Congressional Quarterly, the Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger, and the Vermont Land Trust. This joint writing effort combines the expertise of sociologists, economists, biologists, physicists, and other specialists. This project is unique in many ways, says Dr. Bolduc, who teaches Sociology at St. Michael s College. It is holistic in its broad spectrum of subjects covered; historical in its focus on change over time; quantitative in its reliance on objective data, and it presents each topic in the context of regional or national developments.Dr. Kessel, a professor of Economics, noted The project brings together in a single document well over 300 charts and tables, which provided the basis for us to identify 160 of the most important trends in Vermont. When historians try to understand what life was like in Vermont at the turn of the millennium, we hope that they will turn to our study and the broader one being prepared by the Council on the Future of Vermont.Vermont in Transition is available online for free at www.futureofvermont.org(link is external), or by calling 802-223-6091 to request a hard copy. The Council on the Future of Vermont is a project of the Vermont Council on Rural Development through a special partnership with the Vermont Community Foundation.last_img read more

Dele Alli fell out with Mourinho before half-time sub in Everton loss, says Agbonlahor

first_img Promoted ContentMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian Actresses6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now The Spurs boss called him “f*****g lazy” in Amazon’s documentary of the club. Agbonlahor played over 300 times for Villa and won three England caps. read also:Mourinho: Ferguson ‘urged’ me to sign Dele Alli during Man Utd era And he believes Spurs need another frontman. He added: “There’s a lot of pressure on Harry Kane. “I feel if they don’t get a striker and get off to a bad start, I can see Mourinho walking or getting the sack. “He is used to spending money. He is not used to begging for a striker.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Dele Alli fell out with Tottenham boss, Jose Mourinho, before their weekend defeat, an ex-England star has claimed. The midfielder was subbed at half-time in Sunday’s 1-0 home loss to Everton. And former Aston Villa ace Gabby Agbonlahor, now a talkSPORT pundit, said: “I feel like they need a No 10 as well because I’m hearing from a good source that Dele Alli and Mourinho have fallen out.” Mourinho said he made the change as he wanted more creativity from his midfield, calling them “lazy”. The Special One also repeated his wish to bring in another striker. Agbonlahor spoke on the Sports Bar show on Sunday morning, before Spurs’ loss. Dele, 24, has failed to impress under Mourinho.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Pascal Pape: Facing Jamie Heaslip is not a problem

first_img France’s bullish lock was banned for 10 weeks for his crude challenge on Heaslip in Ireland’s 18-11 RBS Six Nations victory on Valentine’s Day. The 35-year-old may not play again in the Six Nations if he retires from Test rugby as planned after the World Cup, but will lock horns with Heaslip again in Sunday’s Pool D decider in Cardiff. Stade Francais second row Pape intends to focus on guiding France to a victory that would line up Argentina in the quarter-finals and leave Ireland facing New Zealand. “It’s not a concern for me, or for him probably,” said Pape when asked about renewing hostilities with Heaslip. “I don’t know how to take the question, it’s not important for me. It wasn’t a problem.” Pape pleaded guilty to the offence and had his ban reduced by five weeks for showing remorse, tweeting Heaslip to apologise. Leinster loose-forward Heaslip accepted the apology by responding to Pape on social media, showing humility despite a nasty injury. “I apologised, he accepted that and we moved on,” said Pape. “I’ll just work hard for the team. “There are plenty of engagements and collisions in matches. I expect fierce competition with lots of physicality but no problems.” France fly-half Frederic Michalak vowed not to fret too much about hounding Johnny Sexton, admitting he would let attack-dog flanker Thierry Dusautoir worry about that instead. Les Bleus have unashamedly placed a target on Sexton’s back this week for the third time in succession. Philippe Saint-Andre’s men know that to stop Sexton is to stop Ireland, and will again send freight-train centre Mathieu Bastareaud straight down his channel at the Millennium Stadium on Sunday. “He’s a great player, he’s had two years in France so I’ve played against him a number of times,” said Michalak of Sexton. “I’ll concentrate on the French team though, I can’t worry about him particularly – I’ll leave that to Thierry!” France will play their first World Cup match at the Millennium Stadium since their superlative 20-18 victory over New Zealand in the 2007 quarter-finals. The French clung on at the death with the All Blacks squandering numerous chances to drop for goal, desperate not just to win but to do so in style. Dusautoir scored a try and set a World Cup-record 38 tackles in a monumental shift in that last-eight battle, but downplayed any chances of a repeat performance against Ireland on Sunday. France have failed to beat Ireland in their last four meetings and even the inspirational Dusautoir admitted he would not put any big money on Saint-Andre’s men. “Eight years has passed since that great match here, so a lot has changed” said Dusautoir. “It’s not a quarter-final, it’s not the same, but it’s massively important for us. “We’ve got to front up to Ireland in order to succeed. We’ve got to play our best rugby to win but we can’t be thinking about repeating the past, it’s a different scenario. “It’s true that we haven’t beaten Ireland in four years but we had two draws, that I remember well. And the two defeats were very close. “I hope that tomorrow we will have the arguments to win the game. I wouldn’t gamble on the French team but I think we can change the story tomorrow on the pitch.” Pascal Pape remains unfazed by facing Jamie Heaslip for the first time since kneeing Ireland’s number eight in the back in a challenge inflicting fractured vertebrae. Press Associationlast_img read more