The 2009 Small Business Person of the Year and Champion Award recipients will be honored at a ceremony sponsored by Vermont Business Magazine and the US Small Business Administration (SBA). Governor James Douglas will present the Small Business Person of the Year award to Mark Bonfigli, CEO and Founder of Dealer.com, Burlington, with additional remarks from Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss, SBA Vermont District Director Darcy Carter, and others. Champion awards will be presented to:Jim Sault, Porter Music Box, RandolphTara Lynn Scheidet, Tara Lynn Studio, SuttonJohn Vincent, Vincent s Drug & Variety, WaterburyGail Wheel, Wheel House Designs, Hyde ParkMatt Cota, VT Fuel Dealers Association, MontpelierMajor Randall Gates, VT National Guard, ColchesterStephen Paddock, VT Small Business Development Center, MiddleburyMary Peabody, University of Vermont Extension, BerlinWHEN: Wednesday, June 10, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.WHERE: Burlington Waterfront Park: Under the Discover Jazz tentDIRECTIONS: In downtown Burlington, follow Main Street to the corner of Main and Battery. Turn right on Lake St. Look for event signage near the white tents at the end of Lake St. Parking is available at College and Lake St, and in lots and garages throughout downtown Burlington.
Press Association “Free Eagle was pushed out a bit and finished third. He’s a top-class horse and we messed one race up, we nearly messed up another with the shadows. “I think the fact that Free Eagle was third is a great help to us. “I’m glad I know why he did it because he’s never done anything like that before. “This is a great race and it’s a perfect three weeks into the Arc, where we’d love to go. He stays well and he’s proved that again today. “We’d like to go there, but we don’t want a monsoon in Paris. “He’s at his best on good, good to firm ground as he’s got an electric turn of foot. Today he galloped them into the ground, but he’s much better off a strong pace, bursting with speed. “Today we had no choice. There was never going to be a strong gallop. “I knew Found was our big danger, she’s come to herself and she was the one I was frightened of.” RaceBets cut the Anthony Oppenheimer-owned Golden Horn to 6-1 from 7-1 for the Arc at Longchamp on October 4. Gosden also has Irish Derby winner Jack Hobbs for Paris, but warned: “Jack is there if it rains, if it rains a lot – if not I don’t want him to get beaten by Golden Horn again, I’d like him to go for the Champion Stakes at Ascot.” Dettori said: “What a great race today. Seven Group One winners, all high standard and he did it the hard way. “He showed the world again he’s a top-class horse. He saw something by the winning post, I don’t know what it was. John thinks it was a shadow, but he still won very well. “Maybe we made a mistake at York (using a pacemaker). He wants a good tempo and he’s redeemed himself today.” Oppenheimer said: “I’m very proud indeed. It was lovely for the horse to lead from start to finish. “He jumped a shadow in the middle of the course, but otherwise it was faultless. “I think if he hadn’t jumped that he’d have won by another two lengths. “We saw what happened in the English St Leger (Simple Verse disqualified from first place) and these things are very difficult. “I think on better ground he’d be much better and I’m confident if we see good ground again, maybe in the Champion Stakes at Ascot or the Arc or somewhere, you’ll will see what he’s like.” Train Aidan O’Brien was pleased with Found’s effort. He said: “I’m delighted with the run – she ran a great race. “She’ll appreciate going up to a mile and a half. The plan was to come either here or the Vermeille and then the Arc, but we didn’t want to travel with her if we didn’t have to.” Pat Smullen, rider of Free Eagle, said philosophically: “It would have been nice to have had a clean shot at him, but it wasn’t to be and we live to fight another day. “It took my momentum away and brought him to a standstill, but the other side of that is the horse in front was doing nothing.” Gleneagles missed the race due to the rain-softened ground, but O’Brien gave his son of Galileo a gallop after racing, and said: “We’re very pleased with him. “He went seven furlongs with his usual work partner Siege Of Orleans. It was good for him to let off some steam.” John Gosden’s Derby and Eclipse winner veered across from the far rail inside the final furlong, bumping into Free Eagle who was making a strong challenge and was almost upsides. There was no time for Free Eagle to regain his momentum and Golden Horn, the 5-4 favourite, came home in front after making most of the running under Frankie Dettori. Found ran on to grab second place, just ahead of the Dermot Weld-trained Free Eagle. As expected, a stewards’ inquiry was immediately called, but following some deliberation the placings remained unaltered. Golden Horn was getting his head back in front after losing his unbeaten record in a shock defeat to Arabian Queen in the Juddmonte International at York – a race like the Foxrock feature that had seen dual 2000 Guineas winner Gleneagles a defector following overnight rain. Gosden said: “We got our tactics wrong at York. I thought the filly was magnificent, but we laid far too far back. “I left it to the jockey and he’s gone to the other extreme again. He’s gone from the front, he’s a very good horse. “The shadow of the grandstand caught him (when he jinked to his right). There was a photographer standing there and didn’t know how marked it was at that exact point. “It caught him and he ran right across the shadow of the grandstand. The sun was out. They should probably have run the race later when there was no sun (reference to race being brought forward in quest for best ground)! “He’s done it well. He’s handled slower ground, good to soft. Golden Horn booked his ticket to the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe after returning to winning ways in a dramatic Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown which saw him keep the race in the stewards’ room.
The bronze medal winners and fourth-placed team will receive N1million and N500,000 respectively.According to a statement released at the weekend by the Corporate Communications Director of CBN, Mr. Isaac Okorafor, this year, the preliminary matches will be played in Osogbo, Calabar, Makurdi and Jos. The quarter final matches are billed to hold at the same venues on Saturday, September 14, while the semi-finals have been scheduled for Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, on September 18. The final of the competition will be decided at the Abakaliki Township Stadium, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, on September 21.“In line with our tradition, the bank, working with the NFF, has also concluded plans to invite an ex-international to grace the final to serve as a major boost for participating teams. We therefore urge all the teams that are registered to participate actively and exhibit an unrelenting spirit of sportsmanship.“CBN remains committed to making positive contributions to the promotion and development of the game of football by sponsoring the competition annually, which is in line with the bank’s corporate social responsibility,” observed the statement from the CBN director.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The 2019 edition of the All Financial Institutions Football Competition (AFIFC) sponsored by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in collaboration with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is scheduled to kick off Sunday.The competition, which is in its 33rd year, continues to serve as a platform for the promotion of unity, harmony and peaceful co-existence among key players in Nigeria’s financial system.As in the previous year, 24 teams will compete for the ultimate prize of N2million while the runners-up will pocket N1.5million .