Local business executive honors his alma mater with another major giftRichard Tarrant, chairman of IDX, makes $1 million gift to Saint Michael’sCollegeA legend in the Vermont business world, Richard Tarrant has led hismedical software firm IDX Corporation to heights of success, and all thewhile he has given back to the local community, including to his almamater Saint Michael’s College. He announced recently his plan to give agift of $1 million to the college to fund student scholarships.The liberal arts residential Catholic college located in Colchester, twomiles from Burlington, lured Tarrant to Vermont to play basketball andattend college in the 1960s. And he has been an active civic leader andbusinessman in the area ever since, leading IDX to become a majorworldwide publicly traded company with some 2,100 employees and reportedrevenues of $399 million in 2003.”I was prepared for a professional path by my years at Saint Michael’sCollege. The institution will always be important to me,” Tarrant said, inannouncing his gift. “Saint Michael’s gave me a scholarship when I neededthe money; it’s only fitting that I pay back now that I have the money.” Atwo-term member of the college’s board of trustees, Tarrant understandsthe challenges faced by an independent, Catholic college in thecompetitive world of higher education. Looking at this campus, Tarrantsaid, “I’m so impressed; what kid wouldn’t want to go here.”Tarrant was on the Saint Michael’s campus Saturday when he was inductedinto Pi Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society, of which he is nowa charter member, along with his partner in founding IDX, Robert Hoehl, a1963 graduate of Saint Michael’s College.”Saint Michael’s is profoundly grateful for the continuing support ofRichard Tarrant, a man who has done so much for this college, forefficiency in health care delivery and for the Vermont community,” saidSaint Michael’s President Marc vanderHeyden. “We are especially honoredwhen a graduate of such distinction validates this college by hiscontinuing commitment to its future,” vanderHeyden said.His philanthropy will create the Tarrant Scholarship Program to providefinancial support for students who are academically qualified to attendSaint Michael’s but face financial challenges in funding their experience.Tarrant’s $1 million gift, to be expended completely over a five-to-sevenyear period, provides significant support to the Saint Michael’s studentfinancial aid budget, which now exceeds $17 million annually. Tarrant’sgift will be included in the college’s $52 million Visions Campaign forthe Saint Michael’s student scheduled for completion in June 2005.This academic year, Richard Tarrant is celebrating his 40th anniversary ofgraduation from Saint Michael’s, while the college is celebrating the100th anniversary of its founding in 1904. He has previously made giftsthat made possible construction of the Jeremiah J. and Kathleen C. TarrantStudent Recreation Center, named in honor of his parents. That facilityprovides recreation opportunities for all Saint Michael’s students, notjust varsity athletes. He has also funded the Dion Scholarship at SaintMichael’s providing financial support to graduates of Rice High School, inhonor of Rice graduate Thomas Dion, who overcame significant obstacles toachieve his education.”On and off the basketball court, Rich Tarrant is admired by our alumni.As an undergrad, he was an involved campus leader and athlete. He isequally respected for his business prowess, phenomenal success in themedical software industry and his tremendous generosity to thisinstitution. We are blessed with Rich’s support of his alma mater becausehe inspires others to also get involved.” commented Richard V. DiVenere,Associate Vice President for Alumni Affairs & Development.Saint Michael’s College, founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund andheaded by President Marc A. vanderHeyden, has been identified by U. S.News & World Report for 15 consecutive years as one of the top15 Master’sUniversities in the North. A liberal arts Catholic, residential college,located in Colchester, Vermont, two miles from the state’s largest city ofBurlington, Saint Michael’s was invited this year to join the elite groupof 270 colleges and universities nationwide with chapters of theprestigious academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa, on campus. SaintMichael’s has 1,900 full-time undergraduate students, and another 650graduate students and 200 international students, studying part time. Ahighly respected, vibrant academic community, Saint Michael’s College wasnamed in 2003 by Newsweek magazine a “Hidden Treasure,” one of 30 collegesrecommended most frequently by guidance counselors for being “schools thatdeserve more national recognition.” -30- Note to editors: Richard Tarrantcan be reached for comment through his office at IDX at (802) 862-1022.
Starting from the 10th, the world number two missed short putts to bogey the 11th and 12th before hitting back with a birdie on the short par-four 13th. At one over par he was three off the early lead shared by English duo Mark Foster and Paul Waring, Australian Andrew Dodt and American Tyler McCumber, son of former US Tour player Mark McCumber. McIlroy won five times last year, including his second major title in the US PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, but has struggled to reproduce that form in 2013. The 24-year-old finished 41st in the US Open at Merion a fortnight ago and yesterday apologised for throwing a club and bending his nine iron out of shape during a final round of 76. The nine iron – one of the Nike clubs he controversially changed to in a multi-million pound deal in January – has since gained a new shaft, but McIlroy’s putting was more the problem as he dropped two shots in his first three holes. Rory McIlroy’s bid for a first win of the season got off to a slow start today as light rain greeted the early starters in the first round of the Irish Open. Press Association
HARRIS FARMS’ HOMEBRED DESERT LAW DOMINATES $100,000 THOR’S ECHO STAKES, WINNING BY 6 ¼ LENGTHS IN RAPID 1:09.49May 31, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: nexmcumgj.
HARRIS FARMS’ HOMEBRED DESERT LAW DOMINATES $100,000 THOR’S ECHO STAKES, WINNING BY 6 ¼ LENGTHS IN RAPID 1:09.49 RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSESARCADIA, Calif. (June 15, 2019)–In what must rate as one of the most impressive sprint performances of the Spring Meet, Harris Farms’ homebred Desert Law seized the moment turning for home and marched to an emphatic 6 ¼ length win in Saturday’s $100,000 Thor’s Echo Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Carla Gaines and ridden by Rafael Bejarano, the 5-year-old Desert Code gelding got six furlongs in a sizzling 1:09.49.Breaking from post position five in a field of six California-bred or sired 3-year-olds and up, Desert Law sat an attentive second to speedball Smiling Angelo up the backside and around the far turn and drew even at the quarter pole, whereupon the Thor’s Echo was for all intents and purposes, over.“He has been training fantastic, he loves the track,” said Gaines. “He’s one of those that just glides over this deeper racetrack. His works have been phenomenal and he’s run out of conditions. The Cal-bred program is great because you are restricted to Cal-breds, so it’s all good!”Most recently fourth in a 6 ½ furlong open allowance here on May 11, Desert Law was off as the 8-5 favorite and paid $5.40, $2.60 and $2.20.Out of the Lemon Drop Kid mare Treasure Chest, Desert Law, in his first-ever stakes appearance, notched his fifth win from 15 overall starts and with the winner’s share of $60,000, he increased his earnings to $259,707.“I’ve been working him the last three weeks and he’s been training amazing,” said Bejarano, who notched his 4,000th career win earlier in the day. “I told Carla, anything, six or 6 ½ (furlongs) and he’ll be tough. I thought the speed would go today and it worked out good for us.”Last heading to the far turn, Coil Me Home rallied for second, finishing 4 ¾ lengths in front of Smiling Angelo. Off at 9-5 with Drayden Van Dyke, Coil Me Home paid $3.00 and $2.20.Ridden by Joe Talamo, Smiling Angelo just held off comebacking Smokey Image by a nose for third money and paid $2.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.15, 45.13 and 57.05.The Thor’s Echo is part of the lucrative Golden State Series. Sponsored by the CTBA, the Golden State Series is for California-bred or sired horses.
NORWALK – A 26-year-old man was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison Thursday for shooting a 17-year-old boy to death in a gang-related attack at a party in Santa Fe Springs. Norwalk Superior Court Judge Dewey Falcone imposed the term on George Banuelos, who was convicted Aug. 16 of second-degree murder in the slaying of Andrew Joseph Salinas of Whittier. Salinas was shot once in the head and stabbed at a party at about 2:30 a.m. May 14, 2006. Police questioned partygoers and eventually arrested Banuelos, who was carrying a gun, officials said. Witnesses said an argument preceded the shooting. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!