Governor Douglas appoints David R Fenster Addison County state’s attorney

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas today announced the appointment of David R. Fenster as Addison County State s Attorney.  David is replacing John T Quinn who retired last month. Fenster has been in private law practice in with the firm Barr, Sternberg, Moss, Lawrence, Silver, Saltonstall & Fenster, PC, in Bennington, Vermont since July of 2005.  Before joining the firm he was Deputy State s Attorney with the Bennington State s Attorney s office for more than eleven years.  Fenster was educated at the University of Vermont where he received a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology and a minor in Psychology.  He received his JD degree Cum Laude from Cardozo School of Law in New York, NY. I am pleased to announce the appointment of David to this position in my home county, said Governor Douglas.  I believe his eleven years in the Bennington State s Attorney s office as well as his years in private practice give him the experience necessary to keep Addison County a safe place to live and raise a family.   I want to thank Governor Douglas for having the confidence in me to do this important job, said Fenster.  I am committed to working as hard as I can with my partners in the law enforcement community to ensure that the people of Addison County are safe.David has served the state and his community as a member of the Board of Managers for the Vermont Bar Association, the Board of Governors of the Vermont Association for Justice, past President of the Bennington Bar Association.  He also serves as Secretary of Norshaft Little League and is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.David is married to Katree Fenster and has two children, Riley age 11 and Ian age 9. ###last_img read more

Boxing trials : And the winner is…Mary Kom; Nikhat Zareen defeated in final bout

first_imgGuwahati: Six-time World champion MC Mary Kom defeated pugilist Nikhat Zareen in the women boxing trials of the Olympic Qualifiers on Saturday in New Delhi.The boxer from Manipur faced Zareen in the 51 kg category.Mary Kom will now represent India in the Tokyo Olympic Qualifiers to be held in China in February.Zareen, who had previously won the gold medal at Strandja Memorial tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria. advanced to the 51 kg category after defeating Jyoti Gulia.She had earlier courted controversy when she demanded a fair Olympic selection trial against Mary Kom.In an earlier interview with The Sentinel, Zareen, while she was in Guwahati, had said, ” I believe in myself. I am ready to take Mary on the ring and will try my best to win the bout.”Also Read: Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen to fight it out in finals of Olympic Boxing TrialsAlso Watch: All Assam Lawyers Association staged protest rally against CAA 2019 in Guwahatilast_img read more

Syracuse utilizes full-court press late to capture thrilling comeback win over Virginia Tech

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ It was almost all for nothing.Syracuse was scrambling and sweating for more than five minutes, but its go-for-broke full-court press still left it down two points with 19 seconds to go.At that point, the Orange had exhausted all of its options and the game came down to two Michael Gbinije free throws, a backcourt violation and a Gbinije floater that gave SU the final lead of the game and sent the Carrier Dome crowd into a full-on frenzy.And while Gbinije’s last four points were the punctuation mark of a 13-point comeback in the guts of the game, a concerted defensive effort made it all possible.“To make those plays was, I think, it was incredible,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “… It wasn’t just smooth.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse (15-7, 6-3 Atlantic Coast) forced eight turnovers in the final 5:31 of the game and edged Virginia Tech (9-13, 1-8) for a 72-70 win on Tuesday night. By pressing from around the six-minute mark to the end of the game, the Orange buried its defensive deficiencies and forced the Hokies into a pace they couldn’t play at.“When we turned the press on, it turned us up,” SU guard Ron Patterson said. “… We started getting the loose balls, they started turning the ball over and we started getting in transition.”But in the 34 minutes before Syracuse jumped into its press, it could do nothing to stop the Hokies in the halfcourt.The Orange successfully erased Virginia Tech’s shooters by extending the top of its 2-3 zone in the first half, but created a more reliable scoring option in the process.Instead of forcing shots over SU’s scrambling guards, the Hokies — who came into Tuesday’s game as the ACC’s third-best 3-point shooting team — utilized the gaping hole at the free-throw line.It was a hole big enough for Justin Bibbs to consistently sit in and Jalen Hudson to consistently knife through, and it helped Virginia Tech stay within four at the half.Then out of the break, the Hokies traded the high post for the 3-point line and reverted to its usual ways. VT made its first six 3s of the frame which helped it build a sizable lead as the game wound down.“In a 2-3 zone you can’t take everything away, pretty much any defense you can’t take everything away,” SU guard Trevor Cooney said. “… You want to force them into (the high post) but you don’t want to give them open 3s.”Yet Syracuse never had to figure out how to stop the Hokies in their halfcourt sets. Instead, the Orange sped up the game with its full-court press and Cooney summed up the tactical change in 20 words.“We weren’t really making shots…”SU shot 1-of-12 from 3 in the second half, many of which were open looks.“… we needed something to help go our way…”The Orange already has seven losses with three coming in the conference, and falling to an unranked opponent could be the last straw on the optimal March plans.“… and to jumpstart that normally, you press.”Bingo.Boeheim started cycling in players — Patterson, B.J. Johnson and Tyler Roberson repeatedly ran from the bench to the scorer’s table in the final five minutes — to keep the defense fresh and SU remarkably put itself in position to win. A four-point spurt from Gbinije then made the all-out effort worthwhile.In the locker room after the game, Syracuse players shoveled popcorn into their mouths while they recounted a five-minute stretch that, for now, keeps their season intact.In the end, the win was quite a show.“I’ve been in a lot of games and I’m probably going to overstate this,” Boeheim said. “But the way we were, where we were, they got four guards out there and we’re a little bit tired.“This comeback ranks up there with any that I’ve ever been a part of.” Comments Published on February 4, 2015 at 12:49 am Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

Martial takes centre stage in Man United’s stuttering season

first_imgBournemouth, United Kingdom | AFP | Anthony Martial may finally be fulfilling his enormous potential amid a turbulent season at Manchester United as Jose Mourinho plots how best to use his attacking resources.The France forward heads into Saturday’s clash at Bournemouth on a run of four goals in three Premier League matches — a sequence that can only have boosted his fragile confidence.His recent run is reminiscent of the fabulous start he made at Old Trafford, when he scored four goals in his first four games following his move from Monaco in September 2015 for a fee that could ultimately rise to £58 million ($75 million).The forward struggled badly last season. Having become used to sharing duties on the left flank with Marcus Rashford, his opportunities were limited following the January arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.Martial’s form and confidence tailed off, to the extent that he was left out of the France squad that won the World Cup in Russia this summer.The player indicated during the close season, via his agent Philippe Lamboley, that he was ready to leave United, and while Mourinho was apparently willing to sell executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward rejected the idea.This season initially looked as if it would be little better after Martial started just one of United’s opening six matches, but Sanchez’s failure to settle combined with the struggles of Romelu Lukaku in the centre-forward role have pushed Martial right back into the picture.The Frenchman has been restored to his favoured position, on the left of the attack, where he is able to cut inside and create chances for others as well as scoring goals himself — five in eight starts so far. Those goals have come at key times.He scored the equaliser as United came back from two goals down to beat Newcastle in early October, struck twice in a 2-2 draw at Chelsea, and scored what turned out to be the winner as Everton were defeated 2-1 on Sunday.Each goal was a reminder to his manager and teammates about what he can do when he is in the mood.– Confidence –“Anthony is a great player and he needs to understand that,” says United midfielder Nemanja Matic. “He needs more confidence.“He is still young and I think if he continues to score in the next game he will get that. If he reaches his top level he can be one of the best players in the league for sure.”It is not just Martial’s teammates who are talking him up.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Steelers miss playoffs but have bright future

first_imgBEN ROETHLISBERGERAll of Pittsburgh was glued to their TV screens Sunday after the Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns 20-7 to see who was going to win the Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers game. If the Chargers won the Steelers would watch the playoffs from home, but if they lost, the Steelers despite an 0-4 start would be in the playoffs.Well the Chargers beat the Chiefs in overtime 27-24.Most people, including myself, had written the Steelers off after their 0-4 start and especially after that turned into 2-6. But a 6-2 finish not only put the Steelers in the playoff hunt but it saved, Mike Tomlin and Todd Haley’s jobs. It also gave the coaching staff a chance to take a good solid look at all the young talent on this team to evaluate who will be staying and who will be leaving next season.In essence the 0-4 start did more for the Steelers’ future than if they had started 4-0. First on offense where most of the problems were, but no one was admitting it, Ben Roethlisberger would have never admitted that he was part of the problem. Haley was brought in to diversify the offense and to protect Ben. Before this season Ben had only played in all 16 games once. Well, he played in all 16 games this season and finished the season healthy.last_img read more