South Burlington finds public recreation areas vandalized

A string of vandalism incidents in several public areas of South Burlington have some residents concerned and, in one case, heartbroken.

The city has seen an increase in destruction in Farrell Park and along the recreation path near the former Wheelock Farm in recent months, South Burlington police said. Police Chief Shawn Burke called the activities “senseless.” 

“I can’t say the acts are definitively the same person, but given the proximity and similarity, I wouldn’t be surprised,” Burke said. 

One of the cairns that line the path in a small park in the middle of the field at the UVM Wheelock Farm in South Burlington on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020.

One resident, Jacques-Paul “J.P.” Marton, says he is trying not to take the destruction of cairns he has built along the

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Odion Ighalo finds new club following Manchester United departure

Odion Ighalo has joined Saudi Arabian club Al Shabab following the end of his Manchester United loan spell.

The forward spent a year on loan at United from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, extending his stay at Old Trafford after proving a useful back-up striker last season.

Yet his football was limited in the current campaign after the arrival of Edinson Cavani and he returned to China last month following the end of his loan.

Shenhua granted permission to Al Shabab to speak to Ighalo and he has now signed a two-and-a-half-year deal after passing a medical, with one of his

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Overseas arrivals had biggest impact on first wave deaths, study finds

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International travel has been cited as the key factor in driving higher death rates during the first wave of the pandemic, according to a new study.

Scientists at the University of Aberdeen found border arrivals to be the ‘strongest predictor of mortality increase’ in the worst-hit countries, compared to other factors examined; including population density, the percentage of people living in urban areas, age, average body mass index and smoking prevalence.

Tiberiu Pana, medical student and author of the study, said: “Our assessment of available data indicates that very early restrictions on international travel

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