The devastation from Tropical Storm Irene is evident throughout Vermont, from flood-blasted bridges to wrecked roadways to mud-crusted houses. But it’s the impact on small local businesses that got Todd Bailey motivated to create a statewide relief fund. The Vermont Irene Flood Relief Fund, administered by Central Vermont Community Action, will raise funds to help affected business owners get their doors open quickly. Donations can be made online or by check (www.vtirenefund.org(link is external)) and fellow businesses in unaffected areas of the state and around country will be holding fundraising events to support the effort. Bailey, a Montpelier communications professional at KSE Partners, has partnered with local organizations to launch the Vermont Irene Flood Relief Fund. Central Vermont Community Action Council will be acting as the fiscal agent, accepting these donations and providing the grant funds to businesses. The Vermont Irene Flood Relief Fund will be focused on raising funds to support small businesses affected by the flooding. Funds raised will be disbursed as cash grants, designed to help businesses keep operating through the immediate aftermath and storm clean-up. Bailey explains the rationale: ‘ Small businesses all over the state are digging out. They are paying employees to clean up and rebuild ‘ and in the meantime, no money is coming in. A short-term grant can be a lifeline for a local store ‘ and we need our businesses ready to go for the critical tourist season.’ Bailey launched a similar effort in Montpelier after the late May flooding damaged inventory and equipment for many downtown businesses. His grassroots fundraising effort ‘ begun with a ‘boot-filling’ on the State House lawn ‘ ultimately raised $27,000. Hal Cohen, Executive Director of Central Vermont Community Action Council, echoed the need for these funds. ‘Many small and micro businesses do not have the ready cash to carry them through a disaster, and it can take a while before loans are made available. This kind of support can be an excellent way to fill the gaps and keep small businesses in downtowns and village centers intact. We’re proud to partner on this statewide effort.’ Donation information can be found athttp://www.vtirenefund.org/(link is external). Businesses will be able to apply for fund relief, and a statewide review team will review applications and make grants available as quickly as possible. About the Vermont Irene Flood Relief FundThe Vermont Irene Flood Relief Fund has been founded by Montpelier resident Todd Bailey to raise funds for small businesses damaged by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene in August, 2011. All funds raised will be donated to help Vermont businesses come back from damage or losses sustained. www.vtirenefund.org(link is external)About Central Vermont Community Action CouncilFounded in 1965, Central Vermont Community Action Council (CVCAC) helps people achieve economic sufficiency with dignity through individual and family development. CVCAC is part of the nationwide network of Community Action Agencies; a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency and a Community Development Corporation. The organization serves over 15,000 low-income Vermonters each year in Washington, Orange and Lamoille counties and offers a number of statewide programs. www.cvcac.org(link is external) Montpelier, VT ‘ September 1, 2011 ‘
December 15, 2003 Regular News New Bar panel to review attorney advertising rules New Bar panel to review attorney advertising rules Bar President-elect Kelly Overstreet Johnson is now seeking members who want to serve on a special committee to study the Bar’s lawyer advertising regulations.Johnson said the Advertising Task Force 2004 will be charged with reviewing the attorney advertising rules and recommending changes if deemed necessary, including any to clarify the meaning of the rules and provide notice to Florida Bar members of the rules’ requirements. Included within this charge is an analysis of the advertising filing and review requirements, including consideration of mandatory review prior to dissemination of advertisements.Johnson said many lawyers still dislike or oppose lawyer advertising, believing it’s the largest cause of public discontent with the profession. But the U.S. Supreme Court has said advertising cannot be banned, and she wants to make sure the Bar’s rules are as consistent and simple as possible — and enforced.“I’m looking for a broad cross section of the membership to serve on this committee,” Johnson said. “I want to have people who advertise represented as well as those who don’t. I think the key is to make sure that people who use the rules right now — those who advertise — have a voice on the committee, because they will be able to help us determine if there are problem areas that need to be corrected.”Johnson said she also will seek geographic diversity on the panel.The task force should expect to make a final report to The Florida Bar Board of Governors in 2004-05 Bar year.Those interested in serving should submit a letter of interest to Elizabeth Tarbert, Bar ethics counsel, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee 32399-2300, telephone (850) 561-5780, e-mail email@example.com. Letters of interest must be received no later than January 15.
The last couple of decades, many credit unions have implemented plans to help increase diversification amongst their boards of directors. Typically, this diversification is thought of primarily along racial, occupational or geographical lines.While it is important for your board to offer a true mirror of your overall membership, many credit unions are missing the boat when it comes to an even more important diversification area — age.The average age of a credit union board of director is typically somewhere in its mid-to-late 60s. If your credit union wants to grow (and a growth strategy must be a part of your overall strategic plan) it only makes sense that you work now to diversify your board’s age.Please note: this is not to knock older board members. Credit unions absolutely need their experience and voice and they certainly represent an important part of your overall membership. However, in order to complement its younger growth strategy, your credit union must also look towards adding Gen X and Millennial aged members to its board of directors.How can your credit union both interest and recruit younger members to its board? Consider the following.Revise your board succession plan to include age. Again, many credit unions have put diversification plans in place that focus more on race and ethnicity. However, in order to truly represent your membership as with a youth-movement growth strategy, you must also ensure the document reflects the importance of adding additional younger members to the board.Ensure youth members know about the opportunity to volunteer for the board. One of the strengths of the Millennial generation, in particular, is its commitment to community and volunteerism. However, you cannot tap into this strength unless the audience knows the opportunity exists. Use traditional and digital marketing methods to reach out to younger members, making sure they know about the role and importance of the board of directors and how they can take a more active part in it.Consider establishing a sub- committee advisory board of younger members. These individuals, while not initially full-fledged members of your board, could be established into a sub- committee with dual advisory and learning roles. You can invite members will be invited to all board meetings where they could offer input and learn more about board procedures, responsibilities and etiquette.Offer some type of educational opportunity about credit union volunteerism. You can set this up as more of a “brown bag” informal lunch in which younger members are invited to attend, fellowship and find out more about volunteer roles within the credit union, including your board of directors.Expand traditional board meeting times. If you’re looking to recruit younger members it’s important to consider the possibility their time commitments are different than the average, older board member. For example, if you are looking to recruit younger members, you must keep in mind that they may have young families and jobs with demanding time frames (in other words, they are not retired). If your board meeting has always been the first Wednesday of the month at 5 PM, you might need to consider changing that to a different day or time in order to accommodate the lifestyle needs of your younger board members.During strategic planning retreats, I visit with many credit unions of different sizes and membership makeup. As they plan for their future, two emerging commonalities include the push to get younger and the push to diversify the board of directors. Why not marry these two concepts and work to ensure that your board more accurately reflects your (hopefully) younger membership with its own Millennial and Gen X age members? 39SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Mark Arnold Mark Arnold is an acclaimed speaker, brand expert and strategic planner helping businesses such as credit unions and banks achieve their goals with strategic marketing insights and energized training. Mark … Web: www.markarnold.com Details
continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU reiterated the need for more industry guidance on the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s (previously the CFPB) Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) rule during a NAFCU webinar last week. The webinar, which is still available for viewing on demand, details the exemption updates to the final rule.Moderating the NAFCU webinar, NAFCU Vice President of Regulatory Compliance Brandy Bruyere noted that there is an appetite within the credit union industry for more guidance on the bureau’s HMDA rule. Bureau Project Manager Keiley O’Hallaron and Office of Mortgage Markets Policy Analyst Patrick Orr, who led the webinar, said they would look into the request.NAFCU has repeatedly asked that the bureau adopt a guidance process similar to other regulators where regulated entities can seek answers on unresolved or unclear issues. More guidance is needed from the bureau that articulates clear supervisory expectations so credit unions have the information they need to operate in a safe, sound and compliant manner.
Now that’s a walk-in wardrobeOther features include a pool, and two deep water mooring pontoons.At Teneriffe, Koowa is back on the market after selling for $3.8 million less than 12 months ago. Grand Brisbane estates that will make you drool Multi-million dollar home reno Blackbutt timber flooring, granite benchtops, European light fittings, travertine flooring and benchtops feature throughout the house, which also comes equipped with a Back2Base security system with independent mobile communications, Sonos sound system, ducted and zoned airconditioning, room-to-room intercom, VacuMaid and a triple garage with grey sandstone flooring. 95-99 MCCONNELL ST BULIMBAListed with Sarah Hackett of Place Bulima, the property hit the market just three days ago, and has 32m of river frontage and 951sq m of living space — almost four times that of an average Aussie house. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59A battle of the mansions is heating up on Brisbane’s riverfront, with a host of luxurious residences hitting the market in time for spring selling season. And while many of us mere mortals (myself included) will only ever be able to dream about living in one, we can live vicariously through the listing photographs.First up is 95-99 McConnell St at Bulimba, a striking five bedroom, European-inspired riverfront residence on two titles spanning 1473sq m. MORE NEWS: Renovation transforms dated Gold Coast house into luxury mansion 23 Davidson Tce, Teneriffe.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe owner is listed as Samuel Holdings Pty Ltd, with houses and land is some of the southeast’s most sought-after suburbs among their portfolio. This Master Builders House of the Year for 2009 also has landscaped gardens, a cobblestone circular driveway and electric gates.It is for sale by expressions of interest. At East Brisbane, LJ Hooker Avnu has 35 Laidlaw Parade on the market for $3.85 million, while in Bulimba, Belle Property agent Tony O’Doherty is marketing 100 Quay St.In Chelmer, Adcock Prestige principal Jason Adcock has a “riverfront renovator” on 1856sq m among his listings. Mr Adcock also has 111 Lather Road at Bellbowrie, a five bedroom riverfront acreage estate on his books. 111 Lather Rd, Bellbowrie.And Ray White New Farm agent Christine Rudolph has 50 Dauphin Terrace at Highgate Hill up for grabs via sale by negotiation. There is an outdoor entertaining area with marine grade stainless steel Capital BBQ and kitchen, a kitchen with a seven burner Ilve stove with two ovens and teppanyaki plate, Miele dishwashers, a walk-in cold room, butler’s pantry, dumbwaiter and garbage compactor. Originally built in 1896 as the third house on Teneriffe Hill, ‘Koowa’ was restored prior to its sale last year, and its rear yard with viewing deck, pool and heated spa has received a number of accolades. The kitchenOff here is the dining room.Upstairs is the place to relax, with all five bedroom located on the first floor. The master suite is bigger than most luxury apartments, with an enormous walk-in robe and an ensuite with a his-and-her shower, toilet and vanity, all centred around the lavish bathtub. Pool with a viewAlso on this floor is the media room — a lounge room with a corner bar and commercial bar fridge and a cellar door leading to the concealed, underfloor wine cellar.The renovated gourmet kitchen is to the right of the grand living space, and has a suite of amazing features, including wide benchtops, an abundance of cabinetry storage and premium-quality WOLF appliances, a built-in commercial fridge and freezer and a butler’s pantry. This Chelmer mansion has some serious wow factorDesigned by Harry Poulos Architects, the residence draws inspiration from classic American architecture, and also includes two fully self-contained guesthouses.Features include a floodlit tennis court, pool and pontoon, solid New Zealand Clutha River stone walls and a wood-burning fireplace, a handcrafted Welsh slate roof with 34 roof pitches, custom cabinetry, a billiard room with bar and walk in climate-controlled 1200 bottle wine cellar. Spread over three levels, the basement is home to a huge wine cellar, while just outside is a garden pavilion.Entry to the home is via a pergola on the ground floor, which opens in to a foyer that leads to the family lounge and the “grand living” area overlooking the covered alfresco area overlooking the Brisbane River. The original VJ walls, original leadlight windows, timber work and floorboards have been retained, and the outdoor entertaining areas that flow from the internal living areas showcase some of Brisbane’s best views. The property is listed for sale. At Chelmer, a seven bedroom riverfront estate on 2401sq m has also hit the market. It is owned by former restauranteur TJ Peabody – heir to one of Australia’s biggest fortunes.Peabody is selling his lavish Brisbane riverfront estate on the market to repay his father. RELATED: Trophy home: Heir to Peabody fortune lists Brisbane riverfront mansion to repay dad It overlooks the river The house sits high on Teneriffe Hill and has 200 degree views. Teneriffe is Brisbane’s most expensive suburb, with the median house price sitting at $1.825 million, however both houses and units have sold in excess of $5 million and Koowa is again being sold by agent Henry Hodge, who has since opened his own agency, Henry Hodge Real Estate.The listing for Koowa said the owners “purchased this home because of its level of quality and finish, what they believed was a cut above the rest”.The house has been modernised but has kept much of its traditional charm. Modern features include a Control 4 home automation system, built-in Sony TVs powered by android, top of the line Gaggenau appliances, built in Sub-Zero refrigerator, ducted vacuum system and remote camera and security system.
“The confidence shown by DryDocks World Dubai and their client Petrofac, in selecting Mech-Tool Engineering as the successful bidder for the supply of the fire rated walling package is of great importance to us,” Craig Rose, MTE’s BD Strategy & Proposals Director, said. MTE has recently started the fabrication of the walls in the Mech-Tool Korea facility. MTE will design, engineer, fabricate, and supply its A0 fire-rated and Non-Rated (NR) external and internal profiled wall panels for the offshore platform. Drydocks World is responsible for the construction, engineering, commissioning and load-out of the 700MW topside for the Alpha platform. ”The MTE Renewable division are proud to continue the trusted association with Petrofac following-on from the recent Galloper topsides project and we look forward to the growth of a valued relationship with the world class DDWD Yard of the UAE.” DryDocks World has awarded Mech-Tool Engineering (MTE) with a contract to deliver fire and blast solutions to the Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha project. The 2,800t jacket is expected to be installed in the second quarter of 2020, with the 3,800t topside following in the fourth quarter of next year. The platform will go into service in 2021. The 1.4GW Hollandse Kust Zuid zone comprises four offshore wind farms that will be connected to both the Alpha and Beta substations. The wind farms are being developed by Vattenfall.
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WATFORD: Watford’s Craig Dawson grabbed a stoppage-time equaliser with an overhead kick to earn his side a 1-1 draw with Leicester City on Saturday and a vital point in their battle for Premier League survival.England full back Ben Chilwell had put third-placed Leicester ahead in the 90th minute with a thunderous shot, before Dawson’s acrobatic finish lifted Watford provisionally a point clear of the relegation zone. AgenciesAlso Watch: #LetsTalk: Mobile Theater & Lockdown Challenges
Guests from Germany, the prominent boxing coach and professional boxing manager Bern Bauer and one of the greatest professional boxing hopes in Germany Leon Bauer, are coming to Sarajevo today.In his career, Bauer recorded eight matches in professional boxing and achieved eight victories, including the most significant victory in Las Vegas, which was the peak of his career so far, and he will certainly have an opportunity to fight for some world title one day.Through his longtime work, Bern Bauer saw that BiH has boxers who showed with their quality that they could achieve great results in professional boxing. This is the reason why they are visiting Sarajevo.Through the club Šampion Sarajevo, led by Haris Radmilović, guests from Germany will meet with representatives of the Federation of Professional Boxing in BiH, headed by the President Zaim Numanović.Topic at the meeting will be the ways in which status of boxers from BiH can be improved abroad and how to increase their presence in matches abroad so that they could demonstrate their quality.“I am glad that Bauer is ready to talk to us about ways to improve the status of boxers from BiH, although we have done a lot so far, but we need support from people like them. The meeting was agreed thanks to Haris Radmilović, and he will be the host of our guests from Germany,” said Zaim Numanović.“We are glad that Bauer and his boxer will be guests in Sarajevo. Our aim is to improve professional boxing in BiH and progress is possible only if there exists a strong Federation that will stand behind the BiH boxers. By establishing this Federation headed by the President Zaim Numanović, progress is possible and achievable,” stated the club Šampion.(Source: klix.ba)
The College Football Playoff semifinals are here.No. 1 LSU (13-0) meets No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1) in the Peach Bowl at 4 p.m. on Saturday, and No. 2 Ohio State (13-0) meets No. 3 Clemson (13-0) in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at 8 p.m. in the primetime matchup. Zac Al-Khateeb: Clemson 35, Ohio State 31″Clemson has yet to be tested all season, and you could hardly pick a worse team than Ohio State as the first real challenge these Tigers face. Fields’ dual-threat ability — coupled with the tremendous ability of running back J.K. Dobbins and receivers Chris Olave and K.J. Hill — could spell trouble for a talented Clemson defense led by SN All-American Isaiah Simmons. But Clemson is still a supremely talented team, and coach Dabo Swinney will have his players playing with a chip on their shoulder. Lawrence’s experience on this stage will be the difference in another fantastic entry for the Playoff.” — Al-KhateebMike DeCourcy: Ohio State 31, Clemson 28″To many in the public, Ohio State is not the team that won the first-ever College Football Playoff title, nor even the team that qualified for this one by defeating Wisconsin twice, Penn State and Michigan and ringing up an average scoring margin of 36.2 points. They’re simply the team that lost 31-0 to Clemson in the 2016 Playoff. That game, of course, has absolutely nothing to do with how this one will develop. Those Buckeyes weren’t these Buckeyes. And while these Tigers still have an amazing quarterback and a great squad, they have not been regularly tested and will find this OSU a much greater challenge than the group that showed up three years ago.” — DeCourcyVinnie Iyer: Clemson 34, Ohio State 27″Lawrence’s experience of winning a national championship will be the difference-maker as Fields’ big-game inexperience showed a little in the first half of the Big Ten title game. Slow starts won’t cut it against Clemson, as Lawrence can cut through a tough defensive matchup with more from his explosive playmakers — Tee Higgins, Justyn Ross and Travis Etienne — than Fields gets from Dobbins, Olave and others. Look for Brent Venables to have a good game plan to contain Fields, and for Lawrence to be unfazed by Greg Mattison (obligatory Kirk Herbstreit-like coordinator name drop). Boom.” — Iyer PLAYOFF PRIMERSPeach Bowl | Fiesta BowlThe winners advance to the College Football Playoff championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Jan. 13. With that in mind, Sporting News’ staff makes its predictions for Saturday’s semifinals:LSU-Oklahoma picksBill Bender: LSU 41, Oklahoma 31″Oklahoma is more than capable of winning a shootout here, knowing they have seen Georgia and Alabama the last two seasons. It’s just that LSU presents so many problems on the offensive side around a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback in Joe Burrow who is playing at the highest level. The Sooners have other factors working against them, too, like the worst turnover margin among the Playoff teams (minus-7) and the most penalty yardage of any Power 5 team. It’s hard to trust a team like that to win a game like this, especially with the suspension to defensive lineman — and sacks leader — Ronnie Perkins. Burrow and the Tigers take one more step to a national championship here.” — BenderZac Al-Khateeb: LSU 45, Oklahoma 31″Oklahoma is in its element in what should be a shootout with LSU. Heisman runner-up Jalen Hurts also has experience against the Tigers, going 2-0 against them as a starter in 2016 and ’17. More importantly, the defense has greatly improved under first-year coordinator Alex Grinch. But the Sooners will be without several contributors, including starting safety Delarrin Turner-Yell (injury) and Perkins (suspension). That doesn’t bode well against LSU’s offense, which will be plenty potent — even if running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire is unable to play — with Burrow and receivers Ja’Marr Chase, Justin Jefferson and Terrace Marshall Jr.” — Al-KhateebMike DeCourcy: LSU 42, Oklahoma 20″The Sooners already were in for a long day the moment they were selected to enter the Playoff and installed as the No. 4 seed. Because whether it was the Tigers or Buckeyes they were to face in the No. 1-vs.-No. 4 matchup, OU was not going to be up to it. And then, as it prepared for this matchup, wound up suspending three players. The Sooners didn’t have enough to advance, and now they have less.” — DeCourcyVinnie Iyer: LSU 52, Oklahoma 38″LSU’s offense won’t have any problems regardless of the injury to running back Edwards-Helaire as the Sooners will be without Ronnie Perkins to go after Burrow. Burrow and his receivers will make a ton of big plays downfield, while Hurts won’t be able to quite catch up, even with another (final) big game from CeeDee Lamb.” — IyerMORE: Picks for all 40 postseason gamesClemson-Ohio State picksBill Bender: Clemson 34, Ohio State 30″These are almost identical teams in terms of what they do well, and it makes it a tough pick. This will be much closer than the last Fiesta Bowl semifinal, but the difference is still Trevor Lawrence. He was lights out in the College Football Playoff last season, and he has played as well as any quarterback in the second half of the season. Justin Fields can win this game, too, but we think Clemson makes a few more plays in the fourth quarter. That comes with the experience of being on this stage so much. Then again, I have been wrong on Ohio State-Alabama in 2014 and Ohio State-Clemson in 2016. Third time’s a charm?” — Bender