Governor Peter Shumlin announced today that he has tapped Jean O’Sullivan, a long-time Burlington Democrat, to fill the Vermont House of Representatives seat formerly held by Representative Mark Larson, who stepped down in July to serve as head of Department of Vermont Health Access. “I am very pleased to make this announcement today,” Shumlin said. “I was sent three very strong candidates for the post. I believe that Jean brings public service experience that will enable her to hit the ground running at the State House, and she shares my commitment to the issues, particularly on renewable energy and the war on recidivism. She will serve her constituents well.” O’Sullivan’s elected positions include three terms as Burlington Ward Seven City Councilor, two terms as Burlington Justice of the Peace, three terms as Burlington Ward Seven Clerk, and more. In addition, she has served on the Vermont Board of Private Investigators, Board of Optometry and Department of Employment Security Committee to Review Unemployment Compensation. She previously worked at GunnAllen Financial, AG Edwards & Sons, Inc, and Merrill Lynch, and owned a small business. She will be sworn into office when lawmakers return to the State House in January.
Kumbakonam (TN), Feb 20 (PTI) The paramotor expedition team of Indian Air Force arrived at Thanjavur as part of their “expedition Pradakshina”.The team, which aims to cover a distance of 10,000 km and create a new world record, was flagged off from Gurgaon on January 28.The team, which arrived at Thanjavur Air Force Station yesterday, was received by group Captain R V Shinde, Station Commander of Air Force Station, Thanjavur, an IAF press release said here today.The team will cover most of the boundary of the nation.Upon successful completion, the team will not only set a national record but also script a new world record by surpassing the current record of 9,132km for such an expedition.The team consists of 14 air warriors, including paramotor pilots, ground vehicles and support staff, and is being led by Wing Commander MPS Solanki from the Directorate of Adventure, Indian Air Force.Paramotor flying includes open cockpit flying where the pilot is not protected and is exposed to the elements.During the expedition, the team will cover a distance of 10,000 km in difficult weather conditions.It will cross terrain ranging from mountains and forests to coastlines and the desert and will attempt to achieve standards that not only remain unbeaten for years to come but also place India on top of the world in the field of aero-sports, the release said. PTI CORR RC RG read more