Randolph National Bank, the White River Valley’s Hometown Bank, recently donated $1,300 to six local towns severely damaged by flooding during Irene. The money was raised during one of the bank’s ‘Jeans Day’, in which bank staff make a small donation for the privilege of trading pinstripes for blue jeans.On Jeans Day on September 2nd, the usual $5donation was waived in favor of a ‘free’ jeans day, with the bank encouraging those employees who could to donate whatever they wanted with the promise of matching funds from RNB. Staffers from across the bank’s network of eight offices stepped up to the challenge to collect the $1,300.In addition to making the cash donations, bank employees gave generously with time, supplies and money to their communities and neighbors.The funds were split between the following organizations: Operation Revive Royalton FundBethel Volunteer Fire DepartmentRochester Volunteer Fire DepartmentStockbridge Volunteer Fire DepartmentPittsfield Volunteer Fire DepartmentRandolph Volunteer Fire Department About Randolph National BankOriginally chartered as The National Bank of West Randolph in 1875, Randolph National Bank has continued to grow and prosper and today holds assets in excess of $160 million and provides services through eight banking offices and nine ATMs. Headquartered in Randolph, RNB also maintains offices in the communities of Rochester, Royalton, South Royalton, Williamstown and Quechee, with the mission of meeting the credit and deposit needs of individuals and businesses in the White River Valley. www.rnbvt.com(link is external)
Kevin-Prince Boateng could miss AC Milan’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur in the Uefa Champions League after he left the Olimpico against Juventus on Saturday night on crutches.The Rossoneri will attempt to overturn their 1-0 first leg defeat in the round of 16 tie on Wednesday and Boateng had been a favourite to start against his former club.However, he limped off at half-time during last night’s 1-0 victory away.Boateng accidentally clashed with Felipe Melo, receiving a very hard kick to the ankle, which seemed to twist in an unnatural fashion.He carried on playing for a few more minutes, but was replaced at the break and seems to be in poor shape.There’s a race against time to get the Ghana international fit for Wednesday’s match at White Hart Lane. Antonio Cassano, Mark Van Bommel and Urby Emanuelson are cup-tied, while Alexandre Pato and Massimo Oddo missed the Juventus game with flu symptoms.Dutchman Clarence Seedorf could be given a starting spot in midfield instead.Source: Ghanasoccernet
Laying wreaths in the village of Miljevici in East Sarajevo on Sunday, the 28th anniversary of the killings of Yugoslavian National Army soldiers in Dobrovoljacka Street was marked, Srna news agency reports.The wreaths were laid by Republika Srpska Minister of Labor and Veterans ‘Disability, Dusko Milunovic, East Sarajevo City Assembly President Miroslav Lucic, Mayor of Pale Bosko Jugovic Municipality, and representatives of veterans’ organizations and deputies of mayors from East Sarajevo.“So far, this crime has not received a judicial epilogue, though it is evident by all forms of international war law that war crimes have been committed against soldiers who, by agreement, should have withdrawn peacefully,” said Milunovic.
Top Stories Kolb finished his initial injury-plagued season in thedesert completing 57.7 percent of his passes for 1,955yards and 9 touchdowns against 8 interceptions and 7fumbles. He started just nine games — finishing eight —and did nothing to cement himself as the team’s QB of thefuture. That’s not to say Kolb will never be a starting QB in theNFL — for the Cardinals or anyone else — because he’sstill young and has shown flashes. And, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, theCleveland Browns would likely have interest should theCards cut ties with the former Eagle in the coming days.Adding Kolb makes sense for the Browns, even though hedoesn’t provide the playmaking ability of RG3 or the samebuzz as Flynn. According to Jason LaCanfora ofNFL.com, the Cardinals are not ready to give the keysback to the 27-year-old QB just yet.The reality is Arizona is willing to walk away from him atthis point and isn’t committed to him long-term, andanything short of a huge 2012 breakthrough won’t changethat. If he does begin next season as the starter, hewon’t be on a long leash, given how the team closed underJohn Skelton. The Arizona Cardinals might sign Peyton Manning in thenext week, giving the team the elite starting QB it haslacked since Kurt Warner retired three years ago. Or, of course, they might not sign Manning, leaving themwith the same signal callers they finished last seasonwith.And while the Cards would undoubtedly talk about how muchfaith they have in both Kevin Kolb and John Skelton goingforward, reports are circulating that the team is ready topart with last year’s big investment after just oneseason. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke So, at least Kolb wouldn’t be unemployed for long. Comments Share D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ But, the Cardinals did make a significant investment inthe player last summer, and may be hesitant to partwith him unless they can get a guy like Manning.