New Insurance Division deputy commissioner is a returning Vermonter

first_imgSusan L Donegan, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation, announced today that Crosby Sherman will join the DFR team as deputy commissioner of the Insurance Division. Sherman grew up in St. Johnsbury and graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy and the University of Vermont. He began his career here at DFR in the 1980s, where he worked as an insurance examiner of property and casualty, life and captive insurance companies. He also oversaw domestic and captive examinations and played a key regulatory role during the initial stages of Vermont’s captive insurance market. He leaves his post as chief of Captive Insurance for the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. Donegan said she is pleased to welcome Sherman back to his roots and to the department. ‘We are excited to welcome Crosby back home to DFR and look forward to utilizing his vast expertise in the insurance field,’she said, ‘He has extensive experience in all aspects of the insurance regulatory process particularly solvency regulation which is DFR’s highest priority for consumer protection.’ Sherman begins working at the department July 8.last_img read more

F&W suggests waiting to feed birds

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is urging people to wait for colder weather and snow before putting up their bird feeders in order to avoid attracting bears. The department is hearing from people who want to know if they should put out their bird feeders. Normally, December 1 is the recommended start date for feeding birds in Vermont, but this year’s lack of snow is keeping some bears from going into their winter dens.“An abundance of beechnuts and apples coupled with our lack of snow cover this year have resulted in male bears staying active, rather than denning for the winter,” said Forrest Hammond, Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s bear biologist.“Female bears normally go into their dens before males,” he added. “Males tend to enter their dens in response to most of their foods being unavailable to them rather than to cold temperatures. Without snow covering the ground some males are still foraging for nuts and apples.”“We suggest waiting for six or more inches of snow that lasts before putting out your bird feeders, especially if you have been visited in the past by bears or if there are sightings of bears in your neighborhood,” said Hammond. “Due to lack of snow and frozen ground, birds are able to forage in fields and forests for their natural foods.” Surveys have shown that feeding birds and watching wildlife are popular with Vermonters. A 2011federal survey revealed that people spend more than $280 million annually to watch wildlife in the state. Feeding birds at home is considered the primary wildlife watching activity.last_img read more

Other Sports Jeremy Lalrinnunga Breaks Youth And National Record, Clinches Silver In International Cup

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Doha: Youth Olympic gold medallist weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga went on a record-breaking spree, claiming three world marks in a remarkable performance, on the way to a silver in the men’s 67kg category at the 6th Qatar International Cup in Doha. In a power-packed performance, the 17-year-old smashed his own Youth World and Asian record in snatch, clean and jerk and total lift with an effort of 306kg (140kg+166kg) to clinch the silver medal on Friday night. Jeremy broke 27 records in total all under his name, combining national and international marks.He smashed 12 international records — three youth world, three youth Asian and six Commonwealth records — and 15 national records — five youth national, five junior national and five senior national. The teenager from Mizoram started the year by winning a silver medal in the EGAT Cup, lifting 131kg in snatch and 157kg in clean and jerk. At the Asian Championships, he smashed the Youth World and Asian records with an effort of 297kg (134kg+163kg).At the 2019 World Championship, Jeremy had lifted 296kg (136kg+163kg) to finish tenth in an easier group B. He also went on to win a gold and a silver in Asian Youth Championship and Asian Junior Championship, respectively. Jeremy has been steadily improving since switching his weight category from 62kg, but the Mizoram lifter still has a long way to go as the world record in the 67kg category stands at 155kg in snatch, 185kg in clean and jerk and 339kg for the total lift.Former world champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu notched up the women’s 49kg category gold medal to open India’s account. The 25-year-old Chanu won gold with an effort of 194kg in the Olympic qualifying silver level event, the points from which will come in handy when the final rankings for 2020 Tokyo Olympics cut are done. To qualify for Tokyo, a weightlifter must compete in at least one event in each of the three periods of six months (spread over November 2018 to April 2020), at least six events overall and in at least one gold and another silver level event.Also Read | Mirabai Chanu Secures Gold In 49 Kg Category In Weightlifting In International CupChanu’s performance on Friday was, however, way below her personal best of 201kg which she lifted during this year’s World Championships in Thailand. The 2018 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Indian managed to register only one clean lift in both the snatch and clean and jerk categories. She manged to lift 83kg in her second attempt in snatch event but then failed to clear 87kg in her final try. In the clean and jerk section, Chanu lifted 111kg in her first attempt but was unable to heave 115kg and 116kg in her final two attempts.last_img read more