Champlain Valley Exposition names Tim Shea executive director

first_imgChamplain Valley Exposition,The Board of Directors of the Champlain Valley Exposition, Inc. today named Tim Shea of Williston as the organization’s new Executive Director. Shea will assume his new position in February 2012. In making the announcement, Matthew Stevens, President of the CVE Board, noted that Shea will have the benefit of working with longtime General Manager David Grimm for approximately eight months. Grimm announced in March 2011 that he would step down as General Manager following the Champlain Valley Fair in September 2012, concluding a 23-year career at CVE.  Shea, who was chosen after a national search, currently serves as Vice President and Congressional Liaison for the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce inBurlington. Shea has been with the Chamber since 1994, holding a number of different titles during his employment, thus bringing a wealth of experience and community knowledge to the Exposition, according to Stevens. In addition, Shea has served the State of Vermont on many Commissions and Committees, while serving his community on the Burlington Electric Commission, Burlington Legacy Project, and the United Way of Chittenden County. He is Past President of the Vermont Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. Shea and his wife, Amy, live in Williston with their three children.  Stevens expressed the Board’s strong support for Shea. ‘The Champlain Valley Exposition has a unique history of serving the various constituencies of our community and state, and it takes a special person to build upon past success while moving us into the next generation. Tim is a talented, intelligent executive with a special feel for the needs of the many audiences that visit CVE,’ Stevens said. ‘We’re excited to work with him to strengthen and expand CVE’s connection to Chittenden Countyand beyond.’ In his new role, Shea will direct the Exposition’s fulfillment of its mission ‘to serve the people of Vermont and the region through agriculture, education, arts & culture, entertainment, and commerce.’ Celebrating its 90th Birthday in 2012, CVE is the largest event center in Vermont, hosting more than 110 events annually, including the Champlain Valley Fair. The Robert E. Miller Expo Centre has made CVE a year-round venue for numerous large and small shows, events and conferences. Among the new events at the Exposition for 2012 will be the Vermont Farm Show Jan. 24-26. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Exposition relies on a variety of revenue sources to fulfill its mission, including private and foundation support. For more information about the Champlain Valley Exposition, visit is external). Essex Junction, VT ‘ December 16, 2011 ‘last_img read more

TMT Deploys Abandonment Tool Off Australia

first_imgTotal Marine Technology (TMT) has recently deployed its Hot Tap Tool (HTT), as part of an abandonment project, offshore North Western Australia in collaboration with Sapura Energy. They were used subsea to create orifices in flowlines and to flush the flowline systems.These Australian-made tools were designed, manufactured and qualified at TMT’s facilities in Western Australia and were connected to the flowline systems in 95msw from the Sapura Constructor vessel.Set up by divers and operated via ROV intervention, the HTTs clamped, sealed and created an orifice up to 40mm in diameter and in up to 168mm OD rigid flowlines while they were still under pressure and incorporated a flow path in a single package. The dual seal capability and the low volume back seal test confirmed a zero-leak environment was established before committing to breach the pipe, TMT explained.The HTTs allowed the internal pressure to be monitored and the flowlines to be flushed back to the shore facility. The high-volume flushing was by means of a 55km subsea pipeline.CEO of TMT, Paul Colley, stated that this was a significant milestone in TMT’s development of this technology that can now be used for many future abandonment projects.last_img read more

WATCH: Conservative Writer Andy Ngo Attacked During Protest

first_imgAndy Ngo, a photojournalist and editor at conservative media outlet Quillette, was injured when a mob of antifa activists attacked him in Portland, Oregon, during a demonstration on Saturday.The attackers, who wore black clothing and masks, were taking part in a counter-protest against numerous right-wing groups, including the Proud Boys.Ngo says his attacker took his camera equipment.Footage recorded by another journalist, The Oregonian‘s Jim Ryan, shows an antifa activist punching Ngo in the face, as others throw milkshakes at him.Watch it here.Ngo later tweeted:— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) June 29, 2019 Throwing milkshakes at right-wing politicians is a tactic typically used by British progressive activists.Antifa rejects the use of violence except as a response to a physical threat. The group believes that the existence of far-right people, groups, and ideas is a type of provocation that justifies the use of violence against the far-right and their enablers.last_img read more

Second Table – Tennis Top 8 Tournament in Sarajevo on Saturday

first_imgSecond Top 8 Table -Tennis players of B&H will be held at the hall of the high school Dobrinja in Sarajevo on 8 March.The best 32 table -tennis players from all over B&H will perform in this competition and there will be a verification form and selection of the B&H representation team to participate at the World Championship, by the end of April -beginning of May in Tokyo.A press conference will be held on this occasion, on 6th March, at the premises of SK Stens -Euro- Asfalt, where journalists will get informed about this high quality competition of table tennis players in B&H.(Source: Fena)last_img read more