Lt. Governor Brian Dubie and State Treasurer Jeb Spauldingjointly announced a plan to invest $48 million in state employeepension funds in Vermont’s “Green Valley” – an economic development sectorcomprised of businesses dealing in environmental technologies, goods andservices.”It’s all about jobs and economic growth for our state in a dynamic newdirection,” Dubie said, “and it’s about devoting Vermont’s youthful energyand some of our resources towards making Earth a cleaner and healthier placefor everyone.”Spaulding noted that as State Treasurer, he is the custodian of Vermontstate employees’ pension funds. “Ever since I was elected,” he said, “I havelooked for ‘triple bottom line’ investment opportunities for our funds: onesthat are good for people and society, good for our environment and produce agood return on investment. Our investment board has made clear its desire touse 2% of our funds this way. When Lt. Governor Dubie proposed investing inVermont’s Green Valley companies, I was immediately excited.”Dubie, Spaulding and Economic Development Commissioner Mike Quinn have beenworking on a mechanism to distribute the funds, such as Vermont’s EconomicDevelopment Authority (VEDA). The final structure of that mechanism has yetto be determined.Dubie and Spaulding made the announcement at a forum on renewable energysponsored by the Vermont Environmental Consortium and Norwich University.”We have innovative people and companies right in our state developing cleantechnologies with the potential to provide these pension funds withpositive, long-term returns, and that can create jobs and economic growth inVermont for years to come,” Dubie said.”Everywhere on earth, from Shanghai to Montreal,” he continued, “demographictrends, public awareness, environmental crises and increased regulation aredriving the growth in the clean technology industry. I commend Treasurer JebSpaulding and look forward to working with him to harness that growth energyfor Vermonters.”
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 17, 2017 Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf congratulated Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, Attorney General Josh Shapiro, and Treasurer Joe Torsella as they took the oath of office:“Today, I would like to congratulate Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, Attorney General Josh Shapiro, and Treasurer Joe Torsella as they take their oath of office and commit themselves to the public service of the commonwealth. By working together, we can continue to challenge Harrisburg’s status quo to give Pennsylvanians a government they deserve.“I have full confidence that Auditor General DePasquale, Attorney General Shapiro, and Treasurer Torsella will use their experience and expertise to fulfill the duties of their office with dignity and honor. Our row officers will serve Pennsylvanians well by standing by their principles and pursing all efforts with openness and transparency. I look forward to working with them in giving Pennsylvanians a reason to trust their government.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Congratulates Row Officers on Swearing-In Day
“I was just happy to be part of the organization for all those years,” he said, “just to be a professional player and play, but really I never have given it any thought about them giving me a statue or anything like that.”Baylor averaged 27.4 points and 13.5 rebounds over the course of his career. He appeared in 11 All-Star games and was a first-team All-NBA player on 10 occasions.He famously ended his illustrious career nine games into the 1971-72 season, retiring one game before the Lakers reeled off a league-record 33 consecutive wins en route to their first championship in L.A. He is generally considered one of the greatest players to never win a championship, having lost in the NBA Finals seven times.Baylor recognizes that a shrinking number of fans are old enough to remember his playing days. When asked what he hoped people remembered about his career, he paused as he searched for an answer.“Be honest, I never really thought about it,” he said. “Just that the fact that I went out, gave 100 percent, everything I had, enjoyed playing. I had terrific teammates, and just enjoyed it. It was a lot of fun. And nothing else to say, but pleased that they’re building a statue and excited to see how it goes.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers are expected to announce their plans for the statue on Tuesday.“I don’t know how I’m going to react or anything once I see it,” Baylor said, “because nothing like that has ever happened before. But I’m sure that I will enjoy it. Will get an opportunity to probably see some of the people I played basketball with, some of the guys. And I think it should be an interesting day, a fun day.”Perhaps the first great Lakers player of the Los Angeles era, Baylor made the move from Minneapolis with the team in 1960, and went on to spend his entire 14-year-career with the franchise. His No. 22 jersey is one of 11 to be retired by the Lakers and he ranks in the team’s all-time top five in points, minutes and field goals. He is the franchise’s career leader in rebounds with 11,463.Baylor spent 22 years as the Clippers’ general manager, winning Executive of the Year in 2006.To some, a statue for Baylor was long overdue. However, it was something Baylor said he had never really considered. PreviousLakers great Elgin Baylor, right, will get a statue outside Staples Center this spring, an honor many believe was long overdue. (AP Photo)Lakers great Elgin Baylor, right, drives against Golden State’s McCoy McLemore during a game in 1965. Baylor will get a statue outside Staples Center this spring, an honor many believe was long overdue. (AP Photo)One of the best-shooting and passing forwards of all time, Elgin Baylor was among the league’s best players in the 1960s, leading the Lakers to the NBA Finals eight times in his 13 seasons. He was named first-team All-NBA 10 times and his 38.3 point average in 1961-62 is a Lakers single-season record. (Photo by Vernon Biever, NBAE via Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsElgin Baylor was at his best on April 14, 1962, when he scored 61 points and grabbed 22 rebounds in a 126-121 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Though the Celtics came back to win the next two games and the title, Baylor’s scoring feat remains a Finals record. (AP photo)The Lakers’ Elgin Baylor maneuvers his way through New York Knicks Bill Bradley, left, and Dick Barnett on his way to the basket during an NBA playoff games on May 1, 1970 at the Forum in Inglewood. Baylor’s career playoff scoring average of 27 points is surpassed among Lakers only by Jerry West and Shaquille O’Neal. (AP Photo)One of the best-shooting and passing forwards of all time, Elgin Baylor was among the league’s best players in the 1960s, leading the Lakers to the NBA Finals eight times in his 13 seasons. He was named first-team All-NBA 10 times. (NBA Photos/Getty Images)Lakers great Elgin Baylor, right, will get a statue outside Staples Center this spring, an honor many believe was long overdue. (AP Photo)Lakers great Elgin Baylor, right, drives against Golden State’s McCoy McLemore during a game in 1965. Baylor will get a statue outside Staples Center this spring, an honor many believe was long overdue. (AP Photo)NextShow Caption1 of 6Lakers great Elgin Baylor, right, drives against Golden State’s McCoy McLemore during a game in 1965. Baylor will get a statue outside Staples Center this spring, an honor many believe was long overdue. (AP Photo)ExpandElgin Baylor was on hand for the unveiling of Shaquille O’Neal’s statue outside of Staples Center last spring, just as he was when teammate Jerry West made his debut in bronze, and for ceremonies honoring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his friend Chick Hearn.This spring, Baylor will finally be the one whose likeness shines in the Southern California sun when the Lakers unveil a statue honoring the Hall of Fame forward on April 6.“It’s something people have been talking to me about for some time,” Baylor, 83, told the Southern California News Group. “I’m honored to have it happen.”After longtime Kings broadcaster Bob Miller received a statue at Star Plaza on Saturday, Baylor will become the 10th person, and fifth Lakers representative, to receive the honor. The ceremony to unveil Baylor’s statue, the sort he has attended as a supporter, will be held prior to the Lakers’ game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Wichita State 20-3, 3-0 MVC; National ranking #22 Print Friendly Version 3. Abby Stevens/Giulia Guidetti (WSU) vs. Brills, Summer/Jaglarz, Mela (DU) 4-5, unfinished Match Notes 2. Rebecca Pedrazzi (WSU) vs. Johnson, Maddie (DU) 6-1, 3-3, unfinished 3. Julia Schiller (WSU) vs. Herder, Tess (DU) 6-4, 1-1, unfinished 1. #76 Gabriela Porubin/Julia Schiller (WSU) def. Ante, Mariel/Herder, Tess (DU) 6-2 Drake 11-10, 1-2 MVC Doubles competition 5. Aleks Trifunovic (WSU) def. Lomas, Joely (DU) 6-1, 6-2 2. Rebecca Pedrazzi/Aleks Trifunovic (WSU) def. Lomas, Joely/Johnson, Maddie (DU) 6-3 6. Abby Stevens (WSU) def. Jaglarz, Mela (DU) 6-1, 6-0 1. Gabriela Porubin (WSU) vs. Ante, Mariel (DU) 4-6, 4-1, unfinished 4. Giulia Guidetti (WSU) def. Brills, Summer (DU) 6-0, 6-1 WICHITA, Kan. – The 22nd-ranked Wichita State Shockers swept the Drake University women’s tennis team, 4-0, on Sunday at the Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex.The Shockers won No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to take a 1-0 lead.Wichita State continued its momentum from doubles into singles, winning the first set in five of the six courts. Drake’s Mariel Ante was the only Bulldog to win a set as she went unfinished with Gabriela Porubin, 4-6, 4-1 at No. 1. WSU’ Abby Stevens defeated Mela Jaglarz, 6-1, 6-0 at No. 6, while Giulia Guidetti beat Summer Brills, 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4 to put the Shockers up 3-0. Aleks Trifunovic clinched the match for the Shockers with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Joely Lomas at No. 5.The Bulldogs return to action on Saturday, April 16 at Evansville. #22 Wichita State 4, Drake 04/10/2016 at Wichita, Kan. (Sheldon Coleman TC) Official: 1:36 A-27 Singles competition Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (6,4,5)