Vermont Business Magazine On March 1, 2017, the Board of Directors of Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Inc (NCSS) selected Todd Bauman as the agency’s next executive director. Starting in July, Bauman will follow in the footsteps of Ted Mable, who has served as the agency’s leader since 1998. Bauman was recommended to the Board of Directors by the hiring committee after a nationwide search and vigorous review of 68 applications. Bauman’s 28-year career in mental health and government—12 of which have been at NCSS as the director of Children, Youth & Family Services—has more than prepared Bauman to lead the organization.As director of Children, Youth & Family Services, Bauman oversees 280 employees providing developmental, mental health, and substance abuse supports to the people of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. When Bauman began as director in 2005, the division employed 60 people. Bauman’s collaboration with community and state partners has allowed for the development of programs that serve children diagnosed with Autism; provide mobile outreach to children in crisis; meet the treatment needs of adolescents struggling with substance abuse; and provide home-based supports to new mothers. In addition, Bauman has collaborated closely with area schools to develop positive behavioral supports that promote a culture of wellness. Bauman’s ability to collaborate with community partners has allowed for innovative approaches to the way families access and receive services. Before coming to NCSS, Bauman worked as Operations Chief for five years at the Vermont Department of Mental Health. He was responsible for bringing local teams together to promote community partnerships with the goal of providing an effective children’s behavioral health service delivery system. While in this role, Bauman developed structures to assess outcomes and aggregate data across the Vermont system of care. Prior to working for the Vermont Department of Mental Health, Bauman was a crisis clinician through the Howard Center and managed a residential emergency and assessment program.Bauman’s vast clinical experience and education—he has a master’s in clinical psychology from Saint Michael’s College—is only part of what made him an ideal candidate for the role of executive director. Bauman is an experienced public speaker in a variety of settings, including academia and government; he will be a powerful and much needed voice for NCSS.Bauman is also dedicated to his family including his wife Nicole, and two teenage children, Abigail and Owen. Both children belong to regional youth dance groups; he and Nicole spend much of their free time attending their performances. Bauman also enjoys camping, skiing, baseball and spending time with parents, who recently moved to the area.Since 1958, Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Inc, a private, non-profit, human services agency has been serving Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. NCSS provides intervention and support to children, adolescents, and adults with emotional and behavioral problems; a mental illness diagnosis; an intellectual disability or developmental delay.Bauman is poised to lead NCSS forward in the future so that it can continue to provide high quality services that produce excellent outcomes.Source: St. Albans – NCSS March 16, 2017
MUMBAI, India (CMC): Windies’ Twenty20 (T20) stars could find themselves excluded from this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) if a plan by some stakeholders that would allow the lucrative tournament to come off in spite of the growing threat from the coronavirus pandemic goes forward.The IPL was scheduled to start on March 29 but was delayed until April 15 following a March 14 meeting of the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI). However, India is currently under a 21-day nationwide lockdown, which ends on April 15, further putting in doubt the start of the tournament.And with fears growing, the campaign may have to be cancelled altogether. Rajasthan Royals executive chairman Ranjit Barthakur says one of the options on the table was a scaled-down tournament without international stars.“We look forward to playing the IPL this year, subject to the BCCI getting the requisite approvals,” Barthakur said.“We are open to a relatively shorter version of the tournament, if needed, with just Indian players. We have always promoted Indian talent, and there is plenty of Indian talent now. So, if need be, we will consider that as a possibility.“However, the final call needs to be taken by the BCCI. We need to wait and watch what they decide.” MISSING OUT Such a move would mean that superstars like Windies white-ball captain Kieron Pollard and veteran opener Chris Gayle would miss out on the tournament.Pollard represents reigning champions Mumbai Indians, while Gayle, the most successful batsman in T20 history, turns out for Kings XI Punjab.Left-handers Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer; all-rounders Andre Russell, Keemo Paul, Dwayne Bravo, and Fabian Allen; fast bowlers Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas; and off-spinner Sunil Narine all campaign in the IPL.India has not been spared an impact from the COVID-19 virus, recording 2,500 cases and 72 deaths. The government moved for a nationwide shutdown to mitigate against any further spread last week.Another franchise owner, who spoke under condition of anonymity, said he was not in favour of a scaled-down competition and preferred it to be cancelled instead.“These are difficult times for sure, but we need to consider every aspect and then take a call accordingly,” he said.“At this point of time, saving lives should be our priority. [This is] an extreme situation, and we need to take tough calls, if need be.”
A look at some of the top stories making the news today, May 16th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.Here is a look at our top stories…In support of the objectives in Broward County’s “A Way Home” plan to end Homelessness, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the county with more than $6 million to provide support services and new initiative projects. With an approximate 2, 300 people experiencing homelessness during in January of this year, Broward County has reported that the number has dropped 12 percent from the count in 2015.Government Ministers and business stakeholders from across the Caribbean gathered recently for the Caribbean Investment Summit in Miami. Hosted by Carib-Export, the summit highlighted the region’s growing opportunities in niche tourism, tech services and renewable energy. In addition to investment, the region also needs industry expertise from the Diaspora, says Carib-Export Executive Director Pamela Coke-Hamilton.Celebrating their 22nd anniversary, the annual Unifest festival of Caribbean cultures returned to Lauderdale Lakes this past Sunday. With a full day of live performances, a writing competition and a historical artifacts display, South Florida got a taste of the Caribbean without having to leave to the state.In Sports, In the Diamond League competitions in Shanghai this past weekend, Bahamian runner, Shaunae Miller, took home a win in the 400 meter with a time of 50 point 45 seconds. Jamaican runner, Stephanie Ann McPherson, trailed behind by only half a second taking home second place.And now, here’s what’s Trending:Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt is back! After a 9 month hiatus, Bolt made his 2016 debut onto the track at the Cayman Invitational Saturday, winning the 100 meter race with a time of 10 seconds. He will continue on the road to Rio with what is rumored to be his last Olympic game.For Today’s Weather Forecast:Mostly sunny in Broward County with a high of 85 and a low of 76. There will be a mixture of sun and clouds in Miami-Dade, with a high of 86 and a low of 76.For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean-American outlet.