Roth “T” Tall Named Governor Deane C. Davis Green Up Citizen of the Year 2008Montpelier: Green Up Vermont named Roth “T” Tall as the Governor Deane C. Davis Green Up Citizen of the year, 2008, with tribute presented at Green Up’s recent Annual Awards Banquet.”T” Tall epitomizes civic mindedness. Without fail, people describe him as: “very public service oriented; very civil minded; willing to serve and help others; amazingly active in his town as well as in the greater picture with Rotary International; no one more civic minded.” It is said that “T” just doesnt say “no;” that he is the guy you go to when everyone else says “no” — he will at least listen and will at least get something going, if not take it on himself. He is said to be first in line to volunteer, whether to pick up Christmas trees or serve on a town board or project.Now living in Cornwall, Vermont, “T” first came to Vermont to go to Middlebury College and in his words, “never looked back.” It was foremost the people here. He majored in geography and was nominated for a Rhodes Scholarship by the department. From 1966 to 1968, he served in the U.S. Army Artillery as Captain and Battery Commander in the Korean War.Then, to T’s good fortune, Middlebury College asked him to come back to the campus. For the next eight years he served as Director of Student Activities and then Assistant Director of Development and Director of Annual Funds. He left to become Director of Development and Alumni Relations for an Ohio institution and then a Campaign Director for two national fund raising consulting firms. Having kept his Vermont house, he found his love for Vermont kept bringing him back, so in 1987 he founded his own consulting firm in Vermont, Ulvik Enterprises, for charitable institutions. He also ran his own apple orchard for five years. In 1999 he retired, though he continues to share his knowledge and skills as needs arise.In 2005, “T” and his wife received the Middlebury College Bicentennial Citizen’s Award for Community Service. Some call “T” “Blue Blooded,” which he is . . . that is, Middlebury Blue!”T”‘s past community service with numerous volunteer organizations includes involvement with: Addison County Home Health and Hospice; Addison County United Way; the American Red Cross local chapter; Cornwall Historical Society; National Society of Fund Raising Executives; Rotary Internationals Group Study Exchange with Korea; and Rotary Club of Middlebury. In every case, “T” was always more than a member. He consistently served as Chair or President of boards and committees and worked in financial development and management. Near and dear to our Green Up effort, “T” was a charter volunteer for the first Green Up Day in 1970 and served as a county chair and then President of the Board of Directors.”T” has also served on the Cornwall Select Board, including chairing it, and on the Planning Commission, also having chaired it. He was instrumental in founding the Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association and has served as a board member. Although he describes himself as a retired EMT, he remains actively involved when needed. “T” is Secretary of the Middlebury College Class of 1965 and served as 25th Reunion Co-Chair and Class Agent. He is a Vermont Symphony Orchestra volunteer and in conjunction with his hobby of collecting antique toy trains he annually sets up a layout for the Henry Sheldon Museums Christmas festivity.Especially important to “T” these days, is his work with Rotary International. He is District Governor-elect for 2008 2009, commencing in July. He fervently supports the new international theme to “Make Dreams Real,” which focuses on reducing the enormous numbers of infant mortalities world-wide. This effort has roused massive support from many fronts including a one-hundred million dollar contribution from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Green Up Vermont thanks “T” for his tireless and continuing efforts to make his community, Vermont and the world a better place for humankind.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Madrid: The time and date of La Liga’s opening games of the season may not be decided until days before the first match kicks off, after a court postponed its decision on Wednesday. La Liga and the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) are locked in another bitter dispute, with the RFEF trying to ban fixtures taking place on Friday and Monday nights this term. A commercial court in Madrid heard the case for over four hours on Wednesday but a decision may not be made until Friday or even Monday, four days before the league had been due to begin.The division’s curtain-raiser was due to take place between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona at Bilbao’s San Mames stadium on Friday, August 16, as announced by La Liga at the start of last month.The opening round of games also included two matches on Monday, August 19 when Mallorca were down to host Eibar, and Real Betis expected to play at home to Real Valladolid.But RFEF president Luis Rubiales has claimed fixtures can only be played this season on Fridays and Mondays with the approval of the RFEF.La Liga argues it has the authority to set the dates and times of the calendar and that removing Friday and Monday matches would put existing television deals in jeopardy.“Broadcasters would begin to negotiate 30 per cent downwards,” warned Jaume Roures, the president of Mediapro, who was presented as a witness by La Liga.“It would have very significant economic consequences,” Roures added.The RFEF insisted the previous agreement with La Liga that allowed matches to be played on Friday and Monday expired in June.The slots have proven controversial in Spain, where Friday and Monday games have attracted disappointing attendances and been reserved primarily for the league’s lower teams.Alaves supporters protested during a Monday match against Levante in February. Some fans boycotted kick-off while others carried a black coffin around the stadium, to symbolise the death of Spanish football.
David Siqueiros, Meta Threads Lead DesignerAn industry that’s growing just as fast as esports itself is merchandising. Just like traditional sports everyone wants to grab a jersey of their favorite player or team. The demand is obvious as the community grows day by day, and the supply is slowly but surely catching up. Meta Threads is one of those companies that is truly on the forefront of esports merchandise, despite being in business for only about two years.As one of the main exhibitors on the floor at DreamHack: Atlanta last weekend, Meta Threads had a line to their booth every day of fans eager to snag a jersey of the very teams and players they were watching that weekend. Lead Designer, David Siqueiros took a break to talk to us a little about their experience within esports merchandising and how it has yet to stop growing. Esports Insider: You originally started from creating paintball jerseys to now in esports, how did that transition come about?David Siqueiros: Our parent company is HK Army which is a paintball company and we’ve actually been in business for almost 10 years now. I’ve been working with HK army for about seven years doing custom jerseys then about two years ago we started doing esports stuff. I have a passion for video games myself and a lot of our target demographic are the same in paintball as they are in esports so with that it was just an easy conversion for us. The designs and products are the same kind of style, and the same kind of players we were marketing to. We started with one team, Team Secret, and now we service over 100.“When we got here it was a little boring, it was a little dull and we want to get away from the mainstream sport designs.”With esports the whole scene is very exciting, especially with us because we’re trying to bring our different style to the esports brand. When we got here it was a little boring, it was a little dull and we want to get away from the mainstream sport designs.Esports Insider: How do you think esports merchandise has been able to differentiate themselves from other branding or designs?David: With esports merchandise we’ve been able to see a lot of new companies come up and have their own take on things. Astro Gaming is one of our great friends in the industry and they have a product that’s different than other headset companies. They’ve brought their own style and that’s something that’s respectful; it’s cool and it’s different. I think a lot of companies are starting to do that as well, they’re starting to differentiate themselves, not just from other companies but from other industries.Esports Insider: All of your products are made in America, why is that so important to the company?David: We’re very proud of our product, we’re sticklers for quality. Our offices are in Los Angeles and we actually do our printing, cutting, sewing, pressing all there at our facility. That allows us to have really crazy turn around times so we can support our teams quicker than anyone else. Esports is such a global presence it’s great to see our company getting to represent the United States by making our products here. Esports Insider: When you guys started getting into esports two years ago did you ever think it would get to this level? David: I’ve actually traveled to an event once a month this year so far. It’s been pretty crazy, we were pretty unsure when we got into this space. When we started we only had one team and weren’t sure it would convert to anything and, thankfully, it did. We’ve started picking up more teams, changed how the company runs, we’re now opening up a casual line and expanding into a lot of other products.I think the goal in the future is to just keep expand into different products. There’s definitely room in the industry to grow.