CEO of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters joins Saint Michael’s Board of TrusteesLawrence J. Blanford, president and chief executive officer of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Waterbury, Vt., has joined the Saint Michael’s College board of trustees and attended meetings on campus Dec. 5 and 6.”I felt very privileged to be asked to join the Saint Michael’s board,” Blanford said, explaining that he had become familiar with the college by attending Mass in the college’s Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel since moving to Vermont. Blanford and his family came to the area 18 months ago.”We’ve been thrilled with the masses at Saint Michael’s, he said. “The Edmundite priests are wonderful speakers and it’s a beautiful mass with five, six or even seven priestsI look forward to it every week.”Mr. Blanford came to know SMC President Jack Neuhauser at Mass and through that relationship was invited to join the college’s board. Having just finished a term on the board of Clark-Atlanta University, he had the time and “was thrilled to become a part of Saint Michael’s College.”Mr. Blanford has a history of leading companies. Prior to joining Green Mountain Coffee Roasters in 2007, he was CEO of Royal Group Technologies, Toronto, Canada, from 2005 to 2006; president and CEO of Philips Consumer Electronics, Atlanta, from 2001 to 2003; president of Maytag Appliances, Newton, Iowa, 1998 to 2000; and had previously held management positions with Johns Manville, Denver; PPG Industries, Pittsburgh; and Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and a master’s in business administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati.Mr. Blanford and his wife Lynn, residents of South Burlington, Vt., have two children, Amanda, a sophomore in college in Ohio, and John a student at Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington.Saint Michael’s College, www.smcvt.edu(link is external), founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and headed by President John J. Neuhauser, is identified by the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s Best 368 Colleges. A liberal arts, residential, Catholic college, Saint Michael’s is located just outside of Burlington, Vermont, one of America’s top college towns, and less than two hours from Montreal. As one of only 270 institutions nationwide with a prestigious Phi Beta Kappa chapter on campus, Saint Michael’s has 2,000 full-time undergraduate students, some 500 graduate students and 200 international students.In recent years Saint Michael’s students and professors have received Rhodes, Woodrow Wilson, Guggenheim, Fulbright, National Science Foundation and other grants, and Saint Michael’s professors have been named Vermont Professor of the Year in four of the last eight years. The college is currently listed as one of the nation’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the 2009 U.S. News & World Report rankings.-30-
Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 6 Jan 2020 5:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link38Shares When is the FA Cup fourth round draw? Time, TV channel, stream and ball numbers Advertisement Comment A youthful Liverpool side made it into the fourth round of the FA Cup (Picture: Getty Images)The draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup is made on Monday night ahead of the Arsenal vs Leeds tie, with all remaining teams learning their fate.There have been some shocks so far but most of the biggest teams remain, with the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all winning, while Man Utd and Spurs picked up draws to remain in the hat.Premier League sides Everton, Crystal Palace, Brighton and Aston Villa are the ones to have fallen at the first hurdle and will have to comfort themselves with the ability to focus on league duties.AdvertisementAdvertisementWhen is the FA Cup fourth round draw?The fourth round draw takes place on Monday 6 January at 7.35pm.ADVERTISEMENTWhat TV channel is the FA Cup fourth round draw being shown on and is there a live stream?BBC One will be showing the draw ahead of the third round clash between Arsenal and Leeds United at the Emirates.You can stream the draw on the BBC website or on iPlayer if you have a TV licence.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWhen are the fourth round matches?Fourth round contests begin on Friday 24 January.FA Cup fourth round draw ball numbers1 LEICESTER CITY2 QUEENS PARK RANGERS3 FULHAM4 CHELSEA5 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS or MANCHESTER UNITED6 WEST BROMWICH ALBION7 ROCHDALE or NEWCASTLE UNITED8 CARDIFF CITY or CARLISLE UNITED9 OXFORD UNITED10 SHEFFIELD UNITED11 SOUTHAMPTON12 LIVERPOOL13 BRISTOL CITY or SHREWSBURY TOWN14 AFC BOURNEMOUTH15 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY16 BRISTOL ROVERS or COVENTRY CITY17 BARNSLEY18 MANCHESTER CITY19 MIDDLESBROUGH or TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR20 READING or BLACKPOOL21 WATFORD or TRANMERE ROVERS22 NORWICH CITY23 MILLWALL24 DERBY COUNTY25 ROTHERHAM UNITED or HULL CITY26 BRENTFORD27 PORTSMOUTH28 ARSENAL or LEEDS UNITED29 WEST HAM UNITED30 NORTHAMPTON TOWN31 BURNLEY32 BIRMINGHAM CITYMORE: Liverpool have tabled bid to sign Ugurcan Cakir, confirms Trabzonspor presidentMORE: Pedro Chirivella reveals what Jurgen Klopp told Liverpool youngsters before FA Cup win over Everton
JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoNow that March has rolled around, the games start to have more significance. Wednesday night will be no exception.No. 8 Wisconsin (24-4, 14-2 Big Ten) will host Penn State (14-14, 6-10 Big Ten) at the Kohl Center tonight in the team?s penultimate regular season game and in its last home contest of the year a win will move the team one step closer to a conference title.With a 14-2 Big Ten record, Wisconsin needs only to get past Penn State Wednesday and Northwestern Saturday to claim the regular season crown. The Badgers had been tied with Purdue atop the conference, but Ohio State beat the Boilermakers 80-77 in overtime Tuesday night, and this means Wisconsin can now claim sole possession of the title with a pair of wins.Penn State enters the game still hurting from an injury to its star player earlier in the season. In the Badgers? first meeting with the Nittany Lions, an 80-55 victory in Happy Valley, Penn State?s leading scorer Geary Claxton went down with a torn ACL that would end the senior?s season.?When you?re missing somebody like [Claxton], it does affect what you?re doing, but you have some strengths,? Badger coach Bo Ryan said.Before the injury, Claxton was leading the Nittany Lions in scoring and rebounding with 17.5 points and 8.4 boards per game. After the senior went down Penn State went on to lose nine of its next 11 games, but the team enters Wednesday?s matchup having won its last two conference games thanks largely to the freshman Talor Battle who scored 28 points in the team?s last game, a 69-61 win over Michigan.?They?ve got quickness in the backcourt now, compared to the past few years, in Pringle and ? the other guard, Battle, besides the 3-point shooters, Morrissey and Walker, they?re getting some,? Ryan said.UW will also have to deal with junior Jamelle Cornley, who is averaging 12.1 points per game and has scored 20 plus points in two of Penn State?s last three games.?Cornley is so tough,? Ryan said. ?He?s a tough matchup.?Though Penn State?s taken a step back with the loss of Claxton, the team still won?t be taken lightly by Wisconsin.?They got a lanky post player that can do some things defensively, and they found a way to compete with that group. ? I know they?d like to have more on the left-hand side, but who doesn?t??It?s been another strong season for Wisconsin at home this season, losing just twice, and the Kohl Center should prove especially daunting for Penn State, a team that has managed just two road victories all season. Additionally, UW should be well rested heading into the game after six days off following an impressive victory over Michigan State that saw Wisconsin turn the ball over just one time.Wednesday?s contest will also be a meaningful one as it will mark the final home game for the Badgers? four seniors, Tanner Bronson, Brian Butch, Greg Stiemsma and Michael Flowers.The four have each won 98 games during their careers at UW and have an opportunity to the tie school record of 99 career wins, set by last season?s class, with a win over PSU. The four?s 47 Big Ten wins is already a Wisconsin record.?I just think this class has done an unbelievable job of coming together collectively,? Ryan said.Butch currently leads the team in scoring with 12.4 points per game, Flowers has been a solid defensive contributor all year and turned in an impressive effort in limiting Michigan State?s Drew Neitzel to just three points in the team?s last game, and Stiemsma has provided a spark off the bench several times this season and currently leads the Badgers in blocked shots.?I?m telling you right now this group has not been cheated,? Ryan said. ?They grab things as they?re going around. ? They?re reaching. They?re pushing their limits, and that?s what I really like about this group.?