Burlington High School students win Vermont Stock Market Game

first_imgA team of Burlington High School students earned more than $19,000 in ten weeks playing the Stock Market Game run by the Vermont Council on Economic Education (VCEE).Today, two Burlington students ‘ Felix Keydel and Mien Chau ‘ were announced as the official winners in the high school division of the Game and were recognized at an awards ceremony at the school at 1:30 pm.More than 400 Vermont high school students from 14 high schools and 230 elementary and middle school students from 15 schools participated in the fall 2010 Stock Market Game competition. Between October 4 and December 10, the winning students from Burlington High School turned an initial investment of $100,000 into $119,739. The 19 percent return on investment was more than double the Standard and Poor’s 500 average stock market gain.‘Any activity that gets a student watching the news, learning about the issues our leaders are facing, and generates conversation with their parents is great,’ said David Lamberti, a BHS economics teachers and the coach of the winning BHS team. ‘The SMG does all of that and it provides a great lesson in saving, diversifying, and protecting your wealth.The Stock Market Game, coordinated in Vermont by the Vermont Council on Economic Education, is an on-line teaching tool, which aims to educate Vermont students about personal finance at an early age so they are prepared to make smarter financial decisions and are less likely to have debt in the future.‘The Stock Market Game is one of many opportunities that Vermont teachers at all grade levels are using to teach their students about economic reasoning and financial literacy,’ said Art Woolf, executive director of VCEE. ‘The game, while played for only a few months, teaches students the value of long-term investing and how to balance long term gains with short term risk.’The Vermont Council on Economic Education (VCEE) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to promoting economic education and literacy to Vermont students by providing economic instruction and resource materials to Vermont teachers at all grade levels in public and private schools. The Stock Market Game is a national game organized and run by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Foundation. For more information about VCEE or about upcoming training sessions, contact Art Woolf at vcee@uvm.com(link sends e-mail).Source: VCEE. Wednesday, December 15, 2010’Burlington, Vermont ‘last_img read more

Duel In The Desert boasts great competition, Las Vegas location

first_imgTroy Householder, Reliance, Wyo. Mickey Stubbings, Helper, Utah Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif. Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla. Thursday and Friday Northern SportMod qualifiers both pay $500 to win. Doff Cooksey, Brentwood, Calif. Dominic Ursetta, Arvada, Colo. Anthony Merritt, Hemet, Calif. Weekend pit passes are $100. Re­served pit parking and backstretch tailgate spots are available by call­ing 702 632-8213. The Duel will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.  Pre-registered Modified drivers now include: Allen Owen Jr., Pocola, Okla. Albert Gill, Central Point, Ore. Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas Andy Obertello, Hollister, Calif. Drivers in both divisions can register online and competitors from 19 states and Canada have already done so. Tate Johnson, Homestead, Mont. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore. Cody Malcom, Shelley, Idaho Tim Balding, Santa Rosa, Calif. Jaxon Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb. Drew Christianson, Minot, N.D. Nick DeCarlo, Martinez, Calif. LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Entertainment Capital of the World welcomes IMCA Modifieds and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods to town for the Duel In The Desert.  Zach Fettinger, Klamath Falls, Ore. Brock Aeschbacher, Rigby, Idaho Jason Hilliard, Cache, Okla. Paris Archie, Sparks Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla. Tom Fraser, Antioch, Calif. Craig Nieman, Reno Raymond Keldsen Jr., Aromas, Calif. “The Duel continues to be one of our biggest events, with more than 300 drivers from 20-plus states and Canada at last year’s event,” noted IMCA President Brett Root. “Both the level of competition and the entertainment away from the track are tough to beat.” Trevor Fitz-Gibbon, Camarillo, Calif. Northern SportMod drivers now pre-entered for the Duel include: Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif. Kersey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore. Alan Riley, Florence, Mont. Bill Cornwall, Pocatello, Idaho Racing starts at 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Top 20 Showdown races for Modifieds and Northern SportMods following the Wild West Tour join the final night’s program.  Brent Curran, Antioch, Calif. Heath Grizzle, Drasco, Ark. Doug Rivera, Yuma, Ariz. Ricky Saunders, Colorado Springs, Colo. Chester Kniss, Oakley, Calif. Brenda Kirby, Bullhead City, Ariz. Jacob Hobscheidt, Plattsmouth, Neb. John DeMore, Spring Creek Jason Beaulieu, Campbell River, B.C. Andy Clower, Laveen, Ariz. Dan Philpott, LaPine, Ore. R.C. Whitwell, Longdale, Okla. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa Dylan Thornton, Santa Maria, Calif. Steve Boucher, Susanville, Calif. Eddie Belec, Arvada, Colo. Michael Hale, West Jordan, Utah Mark Garner, Antioch, Calif. Logan Drake, San Luis Obispo, Calif. Jacob Jones, Jacob, Pocatello, Idaho Reed Payne, Idaho Falls, Idaho Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark. Josh Stringer, Pahrump Modifieds race for $7,777 to win, Northern SportMods for a top prize of $1,777 at the 22nd annual Duel Nov. 13-16 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. The Saturday night Modified feature is a 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. A minimum of $777 will be paid to start the 28-car main event and to winners of Thursday and Friday, Nov. 14 and 15 qualifying features. Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M. Jake Sachau, Denison, Iowa Bill Lundock, Golden, Colo. Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb. Dale Neitzel, Billings, Mont. Brandyn Johnson, Mesa, Ariz. Tanner Black, Otis, Kan. Jason Ferguson, Meridian, Calif. Matt Micheli, Live Oak, Calif. Mitch Machado, Rohnert Park, Calif. Jack Aguiar, Tulare, Calif. Dennis Schoenfeld, Van Buren, Ark. Tony Hofbauer, Huxley, Iowa Scott Saunders, Colorado Springs, Colo. Cody Olsen, Omaha, Neb. Jessie Hoskins, Longdale, Okla. Christopher Frisbie, White Sands Missle Range, N.M. Cody Kuglin, Great Falls, Mont. Coltin Jackman, Blackfoot, Idaho J.C. Elrod, San Martin, Calif. Arie Schouten, Omaha, Neb. Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo. Dave Pearson, Ridgecrest, Calif. Mike Villanueva, Atwater, Calif. Jeremy Payne, Buckeye, Ariz. Mike Ziegler, Brush, Colo. Jacob Pace, Kearny, Ariz. Michael Thing Jr., Camp, Calif. Freddie Plourde, Santa Rosa, Calif. Slade Pitt, Rock Springs, Wyo. The track website is www.lvms.com and the registration form and payment must be received by Oct. 29 to secure early en­try fees of $200 for Modifieds and $150 for Northern SportMods.  David Pitt, Rock Springs, Wyo. Billy Tabor, Corvallis, Mont. D.J. Shannon, Merced, Calif. Clay Daly, Salinas, Calif. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz.last_img read more

Uganda 52 Cook Islands 39, Botswana 48 Jamaica 46

first_img1988Canberra, AustraliaAustralia 1992Suva, FijiNew Zealand Position in WYNC2013FlagTeam NamePLWDLGFGAGDPTS 0Botswana4301212159536 LIVE FT: Uganda   52  Cook Islands ?? 39; Botswana 48  Jamaica 46WednesdayUganda vs Jamaica 6pmGabarone, Botswana| THE INDEPENDENT REPORTER |  Uganda’s She Pearls continued their perfect run in the Netball World Youth Cup with a 52-39 victory over Cook Islands at the UB Indoor Sports Arena on Tuesday.The result of the day however came from the hosts Botswana, who upset fancied Jamaica 48-46 in their final Pool C match.The earlier victory for Uganda’s She Pearls makes it a perfect three out of three games in their pool. The win comes a day after the She Pearls halted Botswana’s unbeaten run on Monday, but they could do the hosts a favour by winning on Wednesday against Jamaica.That would leave Jamaica at 4 points, behind Botswana and Uganda who would advance to the quarter-finals. Otherwise, goal difference would determine who qualifies, if Uganda loses their final game.This is the first time the  International Netball Federation (INF) is holding an international event on the African continent.The Netball World Youth Cup is the pinnacle of netball competition for emerging players who are under 21 years of age and the INF has held an U21 international competition every four years since 1988.The African countries competing are Uganda, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana.POOL CBotswanaJamaicaCook IslandsMalaysiaUganda 2000Cardiff, WalesAustralia 0Malaysia300369224-1550 3Jamaica3201159111484 Share on: WhatsApp LIVE facebook 1996Toronto, CanadaAustraliacenter_img 2005Fort Lauderdale, USANew Zealand 2017Botswana YearLocationWinner 0Cook Islands3003121145-240 15Uganda3300179102786 LIVE YoutubeEarlier Pool C results Jamaica     43    Cook Islands 41Botswana  72    Malaysia 26Cook Islands 41 Botswana 50Uganda     81    Malaysia 21Jamaica    70 Malaysia 22Uganda     46  Botswana 42 2013Glasgow, ScotlandNew Zealand RELATED 2009Rarotonga, Cook IslandsAustralialast_img read more

New Styles of Conventional Water Heaters Provide Energy Savings with Minimal…

first_imgFacebook30Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Boggs Inspection ServicesDwayne Boggs, owner of Boggs Inspection ServicesA friend of mine, Gary Altman of Altman Construction, is building a duplex to serve as a rental unit and is installing radiant heated floors. Gary is always looking at ways to save himself and his renters on electric and heating bills.Gary, unlike many builders and investors, looks at the long term.  He understands that including upgrades, such as radiant heat, will provide him a better return on investment when the time comes to sell the property.  Several of his rentals include solar panels as well.His newest idea, which I fully support, is to install the A. O. Smith Vertex 90 % efficiency hot water heater.  It is a 76,000 BTU conventional tank-style water heater that promises a thermal efficiency rating above 90% giving you nearly endless hot water. This is done by replacing the standard vertical flu with an internal helical heating coil.  This increases the heated surface area where heat is transferred from the element to the water within the tank.By increasing the surface area of the heating coil, the tank can provide the 76,000 BTUs while maintaining 90% thermal efficiency and still providing an estimated 127-gallon first hour delivery and a 93 gallon per hour recovery rate.   All of these statistics translate into continuous hot water all the time no matter how many teenagers are taking showers or loads of laundry you run.The great part about this style of conventional tank is that unlike the tank-less models, most existing homes are already set up for this style water tank so there is no need for expensive alterations.  When changing from a conventional water heater to a tank-less heater, there are often changes required to the plumbing of the home. Gas lines may also need to be changed, venting can be a major consideration, and water lines may need to be re-routed.For home owners and landlords alike this is a great alternative to the trend of upgrading you old hot water tank to tank-less.  It’s a lot less expensive and a lot less hassle.For more information on Boggs Inspection Services, click here or call 360-480-9602.  Boggs Inspection Services conducts home inspections throughout Thurston County.last_img read more