Middlebury, VT — Co-operative Insurance Companies has named Gina Larrow its Vice President of Human Resources and Fletcher Brush its Vice President of Education and Community Relations.Appointments to the two new posts were made at the annual meeting of Co-op’s boards of directors in April.”We are excited about these changes in Fletcher and Gina’s roles,” said Jim Sullivan, the company’s president and CEO. “Each of them is now in a better position to work on important strategic initiatives, which in turn puts Co-op in a better position to face the challenges of today’s soft market and tomorrow’s competitive landscape.”Larrow is a new company officer, having held the position of human resources manager at Co-op since 2000. She is a former member of the Middlebury UD#3 school board, sits on the board of directors of the United Way of Addison County, and is active in the Middlebury Union High School junior varsity softball program. A graduate of Champlain College, she holds the Professional in Human Relations designation.Brush has been with Co-op since 1980 and has held positions ranging from claims adjuster to customer relations manager to VP of agency services. Among his many other roles, he is a director of the National Bank of Middlebury and a former president of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce, the Middlebury Rotary Club and Middlebury Community House. For years, he was also involved with MUHS varsity hockey, Middlebury Junior Golf, and the Memorial Sports Center. In 2007, he received the Middlebury College Citizens’ Medal for outstanding contributions to the community.Co-operative Insurance Companies has been meeting property and casualty insurance needs since 1915, offering farm, home, auto, business, and other insurance to people in Vermont and New Hampshire. It is owned by its members and committed to protecting them with fast and fair claims service, loss prevention expertise, and local operations. The company has headquarters in Middlebury, Vermont, with regional claims offices and more than 50 agencies across Vermont and New Hampshire.
Protesters gather on June 12, 2020 for a “party-themed” gathering against the anti-terror bill. The controversial measure that seeks to boost the Philippines’ anti-terrorism campaign is already with the office of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea – the last stop before it reaches the table of the President. JIRE CARREON/ABS-CBN NEWS “I talked to our fellow Cabinet members about it and he (Duterte) said, so far, he has no objections to the provisions of the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act. He also certified it as [a] priority bill,” Esperon said in an interview on CNN Philippines. National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., for his part, said that he expects President Duterte to sign the measure as he has objections in the proposed law. Duterte still has a week to decide on the anti-terror bill before it lapses into law on July 9. Congress on June 9 transmitted the bill to Malacañang for President Duterte’s signature. “We will leave it to the President because anyway, he has this legal team going through it and the Department of Justice, Secretary Guevarra has given his recommendations and because he’s a lawyer he will also go through it,” he added. “Ibig sabihin po mayroon nang memorandum recommending a course of action to the President,” Roque said. “Subject to final approval lang po siguro ‘yan ni Executive Secretary at dadalhin na po sa lamesa ni Presidente.” Militant and human rights groups, among others, fear that the Anti-Terrorism Act will be abused and used to go after critics of the government, while Commission on Human Rights called on the bill’s vague definition of terrorism. MANILA – The controversial Anti-Terorrism Bill is now under “final review.” It has already reached the table of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Presidetial spokesperson Harry Roque revealed. Under the anti-terrorism bill, persons who shall threaten to commit terrorism, and those who will propose any terroristic acts or incite others to commit terrorism shall suffer imprisonment of 12 years. Medialdea’s office will serve as the last stop of the measure before it reaches the table of President Rodrigo Duterte, according to Roque. Suspected persons can be detained for 14 days without a warrant of arrest with an allowable 10-day extension. A 60-day surveillance on suspected terrorists can also be conducted by the police or the military, with an allowable 30-day extension./PN