Aviatron to announce $6.2 million contract todayGovernor to promote aviation industryWill urge Legislature to make permanent a tax exemption for aircraft partsMontpelier, Vt. — Governor Jim Douglas today will congratulate a Vermont aviation firm — Aviatron of South Burlington — for landing a $6.2 million aircraft maintenance contract. The governor will urge lawmakers to make permanent a tax exemption on aircraft parts to encourage additional job creation in this economic sector.ANNOUNCEMENTWHEN: Friday, March 7, 2008 11:00 a.m.WHERE: Aviatron, Inc. 25 Customs Drive, South BurlingtonSCHEDULE:Ø 11:15 a.m. Introductions and Contract Announcement (Open Press)Ø 11:20 a.m. Briefing and Site Visit (Open Press)Ø 11:45 a.m. Q & A with Media (Open Press)
Spurs had the chance to sign Coutinho last summer, but club chairman Levy refused to pay his wages. Tottenham are famous for their ability to keep top players without paying elite-level wages, with just six players earning more than £100,000-per-week. And Mourinho has apparently decided to call off Spurs’ bid to sign Coutinho for that very reason. However, Former Spurs striker Darren Bent disagrees with Mourinho’s decision, however, and urged the Portuguese boss to pay whatever it takes to get the ex-Liverpool man to London. He told Football Insider that he felt Coutinho would be the ideal man to take last season’s Champions League runners-up to the next level. “You’re talking about a top, top player who knows the Premier League very, very well. It’s not like you’re taking a risk,” he told Football Insider. “Coutinho’s a top player, he’s a superstar signing that Spurs need and even if it’s on loan, that’s the sort of superstar that they need to maybe encourage other superstars to come there. “For me, I’d go all out and pay that £8million, pay that and try and get him. Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has made his final decision regarding Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho, and has opted against making a move for the Brazilian. The Sun claims the Spurs boss doesn’t want to sign the flamboyant playmaker because he is worried it will make his other players ask for wage increases, a decision which will be music to the ears of Daniel Levy. Spurs were one of the many teams linked with a move to sign Coutinho. The Brazilian is expected to leave Barcelona this summer after he returns from his loan at Bayern Munich. The Germans decided against taking up the clause to sign him permanently, but Barca are unlikely to keep him around as they set their sights on Lautaro Martinez, Miralem Pjanic and Neymar. Coutinho’s agent has been vocal about the 27-year-old’s desire to return to the Premier League, but it now seems he won’t be joining up with Mourinho at Spurs. The Tottenham chief apparently decided he didn’t want the signing of Coutinho – who earns a reported £240,000-per-week – to lead to an influx of players requesting bumper new contracts. Read Also: Ozil to launch own merchandise brand“£8million for a top player like him for a year? You take that risk because at the end, you never know, at the end of the year it might work out really, really well.“He could transform Spurs into an absolute powerhouse of a team. I wouldn’t even consider it – I’d just do it.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…
With recent uprisings in Egypt and Libya and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, USC is facing dilemmas regarding students and offices abroad. Two USC students who were studying in Egypt this semester have come home, and eight out of the 17 students in Japan have returned to the United States, while the others are currently on break in different countries and have not yet decided what to do about their studies abroad, according to Michael Jackson, vice president of student affairs.The USC administration cannot force these students to return to the United States, because it is each individual’s decision.“I would encourage people to come home,” Jackson said. “But people are in different stages of their educational career. Each student with his or her family has to make the best decision in the long-run.”Although the university cannot force students to leave, it is still taking preventative measures to ensure student safety. Certain USC activities in Japan have been cancelled, such as this summer’s Global Fellows Internship Program, according to Fumiyo Stark, director of the USC Japan office.USC is continuing to monitor the situation in Japan, assisting other universities abroad as best it can.“I don’t know what the situation is going to be with the nuclear plant and some of the other issues,” said Ken McGillivray, vice provost of global initiatives. “We’re in constant touch to determine whether or not there are things we can do to assist institutions.”If Japan continues to have problems which threaten to students’ safety and health, the USC offices will restrict students from studying abroad in the area, Jackson said.This does not, however, mean, USC is terminating its programs in these affected areas.“It’s a global university, we’re not withdrawing from the world,” Jackson said. “Sometimes we have to be more cautious about where we send people.”At the moment, the university is interested in reassuring students about safety while abroad.“The key is that we’re organized so that if something happens, we can reach out and help them,” Jackson said.The record-keeping begins before students leave campus for their studies abroad. USC has a well-developed database that displays which students are going abroad, to what countries with what programs they’re joining and an emergency contact for the university, according to Jackson.“We don’t have offices in every country, the key is that students are in really good programs that are supervised by professionals who have lots of experience who can work with us to get students out of harm’s way if crises occur,” Jackson said.USC does have offices in locations of strategic importance, however.“[These offices] allow us to be much quicker in terms of reacting to particular situations, good and bad,” McGillivray said.For instance, USC maintains a wide presence in Asia, having one or two overseas offices in most Asian countries, according to Saori Katada, associate professor of international relations.“[They] can operate as the key agent in getting communication between students and USC,” Katada said.
1 Dutch striker Vincent Janssen appears to finally be on the verge of making his long-awaited move to Tottenham, with the 22-year-old understood to be having a medical in London on Monday.The AZ Alkmaar star has been a target for Spurs all summer, with the London club looking to bolster their attacking options to lessen the load on Harry Kane.But the move has been stalled with AZ playing hardball over the fee.The Eredivisie club increased their original asking price following interest from other sides, and it is understood Spurs are ready to pay £17million for the man who finished as the Dutch top flight’s top goalscorer last season with 27 goals.Janssen was given permission by AZ to travel to London last month and he visited Tottenham’s training ground and met with head coach Mauricio Pochettino.And it is believed he has all-but agreed personal terms with the side who finished third in the Premier League last season.Having returned to London on Sunday night, Janssen could officially be announced as early as Monday afternoon if his medical and the final contract talks run smoothly, having confirmed last week he always had his heart set on White Hart Lane.Quoted by Algemeen Dagblad, in an online article including photos of the player apparently saying his goodbyes at the training ground, Janssen confirmed: ”I won’t train with AZ any more. The clubs are now really close to an agreement. I will go home and wait for the phone call to go.”I am glad that it is almost complete. For me it was clear from the beginning that I wanted to go to Spurs.”Although he is likely to play second fiddle to Kane, getting most of his chances in cup competitions, Janssen – who has had a summer off after Holland failed to reach the finals of Euro 2016 – could start the new campaign as Tottenham’s main striker if Kane is eased back in following his England exploits.The deal will be the largest-ever fee received for a player by AZ – who will double their previous record set when they sold Jozy Altidore to Sunderland in 2013. Spurs target Vincent Janssen celebrates scoring in a recent friendly against Austria