Mount Family named Franchise of the Year by Westaff

first_imgMount Family Group, LTD,The Mount Family Group (MFG), operator of Westaff offices in Burlington,St. Albans, St. Johnsbury and Barre was named Franchise Business of theYear by the Westaff Franchisor, The Select Family of Staffing Companies.MFG also operates Westaff branches along the Connecticut River Valley inNew Hampshire and in New York and southern New England.In presenting the award, Irwin Much, President of the Select FranchiseDivision cited the group s sales level and its expansion during therecent economic downturn. The award was presented at the Select ManagersMeeting in Newport Beach, California.Accepting the award were David Mount, James Mount and Karen Mount. Thisaward is really accepted on behalf of all of the employees of our company both our full-time staff and our temporary associates. It is a greathonor for us and for them and we thank them for all that they do, saidDavid Mount.Mount Family Group is a Vermont corporation with headquarters on MainStreet in Burlington.Source: Westaff. 5.4.2010last_img read more

Fridays on the Fly | 5 Fly Fishing Podcasts You Need to Subscribe To Today

first_imgThe world of podcasting is vast and growing constantly. These days it seems like just about everyone with a passion and a microphone has taken to their garage to wax poetic for anyone with the time and interest required to listen.Fly fishing is no exception. Check out these 5 popular fly fishing podcasts, and stayed entertained (and educated) next time you’re staring down an hour and half drive on your way to the nearest headwaters.1. The Itinerant AnglerWith a loyal following that dates back a decade, The Itinerant Angler is one of the most listened to fly fishing podcasts out there. It was founded by Zach Matthews, also  the Southeast Field Editor for Fly Fisherman magazine, back in 2006 and continues to hook new listeners with its useful, industry-savvy content.itanglerListen to an episode of The Itinerant Angler here!2. The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast with Tom RosenbauerWith more than 40 years of fly fishing under his belt, Tom Rosenbauer might know the sport better than anyone. Listen in as he spills the secrets behind one of the most successful and well-travelled fly fishing careers in the industry.orvisTo listen to the Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast click here!3. Anchored with April VokeyApril Vockey burst onto the fly fishing scene back in 2007 with the founding of Fly Gal Ventures. Since then she has continued to dedicate her life’s work to the sport and now hosts “an uncensored podcast series dedicated to archiving the stories and personalities from some of fly-fishing’s most influential people.”april vokeyListen to the most recent episode of Anchored with April Vokey here! 4. The Tenkara CastTenkara is an age old Japanese fishing method that is quickly gaining popularity in the United States. Its minimalist nature (unlike traditional fly fishing Tenkara requires only a fly, line, and rod) endears it to novices and seasoned pros alike. The Tenkara Cast podcast features the musings of Daniel Galhardo, who founded Tenkara USA back in 2007 and has been instrumental in facilitating its rapid spread ever since.5. The Open FlyBilled as a podcast for “nymphers, strippers, and swingers”, this lighthearted series is hosted by Washington state-based fly fishing veterans Evan Burk, Kirk Werner, and Derek Young. It touches on everything from guide interviews and conservation issues to listener questions and more “spontanious topics pertaining to but not limited to instructional tips, gear discussion, and bacon.” Enjoy!44623Listen to the latest episode of the The Open Fly here![divider]More from Fridays on the Fly[/divider]last_img read more

Happy Summer: Our Roundup of the Top Swimming Holes in the Blue Ridge

first_imgIt just so happens that this year’s Summer Solstice falls on a Thursday, so we’re going to throw-it-back to some of our favorite articles on the best swimming holes in the Blue Ridge.Today, June 21, marks the first day of summer! While most of Appalachia felt like it never had a spring, we’re excited that summer has come into full swing. Sure, there are more thunderstorms, it’s hotter, and we forget what sunscreen is until we get that first burn, but it’s Summer and we love it.Swimming holes are synonymous with summertime in the Blue Ridge. Whether you’re looking to dive into a waterfall like a majestic mountain mermaid or simply kick it by the lake like with your favorite brew, we’ve got your list(s) below.2018 Swimming Hole GuideEarn Your Splash: 2018 Southern Swimming Hole GuideIt’s no secret that the best swimming holes in our area take a little effort to get to. They’re always worth the hike. From epic sliding falls to pristine waterfall pools, this list by Jess Daddio is sure to inspire to you to put on your hiking boots, throw a towel over your shoulder, and head into the woods for a swim.Best Swimming Holes To Jump Into This SummerBest Swimming Holes To Jump Into This SummerFrom Virginia to Tennesse and on down to Georgia, this list by Darren Dahl from the summer of 2015 features some incredibly unique swimming holes to jump or slide into. Honestly, what is better than jumping into a mountain pool?12 best swimming holes in national parks12 Top Swimming Holes In Our National ParksOur region is home to several National Parks and those parks are home to hundreds of swimming opportunities. Chris Gragtmans lists his twelve favorite swimming holes in our National Parks from across the region. There are some gems in this August 2016 post!Swimming Holes With Big SplashesJump! A Guide To Swimming Holes With Big SplashesBRO authors Graham Averill and Jedd Ferris teamed up to bring you this great list featuring some extra-high jumping spots into swimming holes. From 10-100 feet, these jumps will surely test your mettle and get your adrenaline pumping.Adult SwimThis is one of my favorite lists of swimming holes on our site. With 21+ places to swim, I’d be willing to bet there are some places in this post you’ve never heard of. From the Smokies to Shenandoah, Cherokee to Nantahala, this is a fantastic guide to some epic time on the water.Blue Ridge Parkway Swimming HolesSwimmer’s Guide To The Blue Ridge ParkwayWith over 469 miles of road traversing multiple states and mountain ranges, the Blue Ridge Parkway is home to a wide variety of unique swimming holes. Whether you’re looking to do an entire trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway or are embarking on a little day trip to a local spot, check out this list and map of spots to swim.HOLE LOTTA SPLASH: BEAT THE HEAT WITH NATURE’S SWIMMING POOLSHole Lotta Splash: Beat The Heat With Nature’s Swimming PoolsFrom July 2011, Graham Averill shares some of his favorite spots to take a dip in the Blue Ridge. Along with a list of swimming holes, he also shares nearby towns, hikes, and other attractions to enjoy while you’re in the area.Whether you’ve been here your whole life or are planning a trip to the mountains, I hope you found a new place to explore and swim from these lists of swimming holes.Happy summer!Justin Forrest is an outdoor writer, fly fishing addict, and co-founder of Narrative North—based in Asheville, N.C. He posts pictures of cats and fishing on Instagram sometimes.last_img read more

Peru And Panama Will Begin Negotiations With A View Toward Signing A Free-Trade Agreement

first_img The presidents of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli, and of Peru, Alan García, agreed to begin negotiations on the signing of a free-trade agreement as soon as possible, according to the joint announcement they made at the conclusion of their meeting in the Palace of Government in Lima. At a brief press conference, the Panamanian president said that he urged his trade minister, Roberto Henríquez, and the latter’s Peruvian counterpart, Martín Pérez, to act with “sufficient speed” in order to be able to ratify the trade agreement quickly. “(I asked that) they cut down on many of those traditional meetings that turn into a bunch of fancy meals and dedicate themselves to negotiating in order to sign a treaty that will benefit the two peoples,” Martinelli said about his exhortation to the two ministers. In an agreement signed by their respective foreign ministers, Juan Carlos Varela and José García Belaunde, Panama and Peru “agree on the need to establish the negotiating framework for the free-trade agreement before the end of 2010.” For his part, the Peruvian president said that he will move forward on establishing free trade in order to strengthen the two countries’ economic relationship and increase bilateral trade. “We promise to work, pushing rapidly through the intermediate stages, in order to make free trade a reality,” the president emphasized. Trade between the two nations reached a volume of 980 million dollars in 2008, García specified. Peru annually sells 60 million dollars’ worth of products to Panama, while its Panamanian imports are worth 1.5 million dollars. There is another flow of exports to Peru from the Colón foreign-trade zone, consisting of articles that come from all over the world and are not of Panamanian origin, explained Martinelli, who was finishing a one-day official visit to Lima. By Dialogo August 30, 2010last_img read more

Safety audit reveals barrier management flaws on Wintershall’s Brage

first_imgNorway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has found several non-conformities following an audit of Wintershall’s management of maintenance and barriers at Brage platform offshore Norway.From 27 to 29 September 2017, we carried out an audit of Wintershall’s management of maintenance and barriers at Brage.The objective of the audit was to assess how Wintershall is ensuring compliance with the authorities’ requirements, recognised standards and its own requirements in the operation and maintenance of Brage.We verified how management of barriers and maintenance is being addressed for Brage and examined in  particular the company’s own follow-up of changes of significance for maintenance management; the company’s efforts to improve maintenance management; the company’s efforts to ensure that important contributors to safety risk/uncertainty are identified, addressed and monitored; andthe company’s completion and implementation of Brage barrier strategies and performance standards.As a result of the audit, three non-conformities were identified in connection with barrier management, passive fire protection, and documentation.Three aspects with potential for improvement were also identified related to Short-term and long-term strategic objectives; performance standards; and action plans for emergency preparedness.Wintershall has been given a deadline of December 17, 2017, to report on how the non-conformities and improvement points will be addressed.The Brage field is Wintershall Norge’s first operated production field. It is located 13 kilometers east of Oseberg in the northern part of the North Sea, 125 kilometers west of Bergen.Wintershall took over operatorship of Brage from Statoil in October 2013. The field was developed using an integrated platform on a steel jacket. The oil from the field is transported by pipeline to Oseberg and from there to the Sture terminal, while gas is transported through Statpipe.last_img read more

LNG Canada boosted by British Columbia tax cuts

first_imgBritish Columbia government has put measures in place to boost the development of liquefied natural gas industry in the province. According to the B.C. premier John Horgan, the British Columbia government is overhauling the policy framework for future projects.The framework includes four conditions, namely a guarantee of a fair return for B.C.’s natural resources, job and training opportunities for British Columbians, respect and making partners of First Nations and to protect the province’s air, land and water.These four conditions form the basis for government’s discussions with LNG Canada, which is moving toward a final investment decision on a project that, if approved, would be the largest private-sector investment in B.C. history.This project would see the construction of a natural gas pipeline from northeast B.C. to Kitimat, where a new terminal will process and ship LNG to Asian markets.At the center of the discussions with LNG Canada is a revised fiscal framework that is designed to put natural gas development on a level playing field with other industrial sectors, accessing the same fiscal policies and working within the same overall B.C. framework to achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions.The new framework, to which LNG Canada will be subject, provides relief from provincial sales tax (PST), in line with the policy for manufacturing sectors, subject to repayment in the form of an equivalent operational payment.It also provides new GHG emission standards under the Clean Growth Incentive Program and general industrial electricity rates consistent with other industrial users in B.C. while eliminating the LNG income tax that had required LNG-specific tax rates.The premier said his government will also expect the LNG Canada project to fit within the goals of the province’s climate-change plan and, specifically, its legislated GHG reduction targets.Responding to the government’s actions, LNG Canada briefly said through its social media channels that these measures are expected to promote access for natural gas from BC to be exported as LNG to the fastest growing economies in the world and are important to the joint venture participants in their effort to submit a competitive proposal.last_img read more

US launches largest trial of precision medicine in cancer

first_img Tweet 109 Views   no discussions DETROIT, United States (AFP) –The United States launched the largest clinical trial of its kind Monday aimed at studying targeted therapies for cancer based on the genetic traits of tumors, a field known as precision medicine.The US National Cancer Institute plans to enroll about 1,000 patients beginning in July, experts said at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago.“This is the largest and most rigorous precision oncology trial in history,” said James Doroshow, deputy director of the National Cancer Institute, during a press conference at ASCO.Rather than treating cancer based on its location — whether breast, colon, lung or otherwise — the approach consists of identifying the molecular anomalies of different cancers in order to determine the best treatments for each individual.For example, a patient with lung cancer might be best treated with a medicine typically used for another kind of cancer, such as breast cancer, if the tumors share a similar mutation.The project was described in broad strokes by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address in January.The promise of precision medicine is that it may someday lead to more effective treatments and shorter clinical trials for the some 200 different types of tumors known today.The trial’s name is NCI-MATCH: Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice.Researchers will refer to an arsenal of more than 20 different study drugs or drug combinations, “each targeting a specific gene mutation, in order to match each patient in the trial with a therapy that targets a molecular abnormality in their tumor,” said a statement from the NCI.Those eligible to enroll include adults 18 years or older with solid tumors or lymphomas that have advanced despite at least one form of standard therapy.Subjects could also include people with tumors who have no standard treatment.At least a quarter of those enrolled must be people with rare forms of cancer. Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint US launches largest trial of precision medicine in cancer by: Associated Free Press – June 2, 2015last_img read more

Bail denied for three men charged in major cocaine bust.

first_img Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Bail denied for three men charged in major cocaine bust. by: – April 21, 2011 Share On the 18th of April, 2011 Kurt Benoit 33 year old of 142 Victoria Street, Kenrick Emmanuel of Newtown, and Ricardo Hassel Barret a 28 year old native of  Jamaica and residing in Pointe Michel were intercepted in Castle Comfort by the Police Department on suspicion of drug smuggling, and were arrested and remanded at the Dominca State Prison.Benoit and Barret appeared before Magistrate Evelina Baptiste where charges were formally read against them. The charges were offense of the Drug Prevention and Misuse Act complaint #0917 of 2011; Handling of cocaine complaint number 0918 of 2011, and Drug Trafficking Offense complaint #o919 made by Sergeant Bertrand.Kenrick Emmanuel who is currently at the Principal Margaret Hospital did not appear in Court this morning as he is still nursing a gunshot wound to his leg which he sustained during the drug bust.Counsel for the Defendants Mr. Julien Prevost who appeared on behalf of Mrs. Zena Dyer, made an applied to the Court for bail. However, Inspector Lincoln Corbette objected to the Application because “investigations into the matter has not yet been concluded and they are seeking information on suspicion that there may be other persons involved in this offense.”He further stated that “Mr. Ricardo Hassel Barret is a not a Dominican for fear that he may abscound from the country.”Mr. Prevost counter-argued that the accused “Mr. Barret has been residing in Dominica for the last four years and is gainfully employed at Auto Trade in Canefield. Where could he flee too? Jamaica. We could ask for a heavy bail sum. The Police Department had 72 hours to conduct their investigations, and had sufficient time and grounds to file a charge. Kurt Benoit’s mother is present in the Court I do not see how these two if not granted bail will prevent them from finding a fourth person.”Prevost continued to argue that, “two weeks from now they [Police ] will come back with the same issue. I am not convinced that they did not have sufficient time and would like the Prosecutor to approach the case more seriously.”Magistrate Evelina Baptise responded, “even though Mr. Barret works and has lived here I am not satisfied that he wont flee because of the sensitivity of the case. 72 hours is not sufficient time for investigation  to be done. I understand that they have their liberal rights but because of the sensitivity of the case the application for bail is denied.”Prevost inquired of the Magistrate, “Your Worship how much time does a Prosecutor need to conduct his investigation?”To which Magistrate Baptiste responded, “I am not going to ask them today, it is their responsibility to investigate and work with diligence so in seven days we will assess.”The Pre-liminary Inquiry has been scheduled for 10th October, 2011.Meantime, a fourth person who escaped on 18th April, 2011 has not yet been found and the Police are continuing their investigations into his whereabouts. Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share 32 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

Nwakaeme nets first post COVID-19 goal in Turkey

first_img Loading… Super Esagles forward Anthony Nwakaeme wasted no time to get his name on sheet for his team Trabzonspor in their Turkish Super Lig game against Goztepe on Friday.Advertisement Read Also: Bonucci defends Ronaldo: Even the greatest miss penaltiesAnthony Nwakaeme has now extend his season tally of goals to 11 in 25 games in the league alone.The former Hapoel Be’er Sheva forward has now made 35 appearances for the club in all competitions, scored 14 goals, registered 8 assists and his goal involvement stands at every 124 minutes. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img The Turkish Super Lig resumed for the first time after since in March due coronavirus pandemic which has ravaged most countries.Trabzonspor came into against Goztepe determined to secure all three points and move closer to their historical nine league title.However, Nwakaeme gave his side deserving lead in the 16th minutes of the encounter with a fine finish.Trabzonspor were later pegged back after Guilherme received two yellow cards inside the first 45 minutes and got sent off.The league leaders held on and double their advantage early in the second half through Ghanaian international Caleb Ekuban, but Alpaslan Ozturk reduced the deficit for the home two minutes later.Abdülkadir Ömür wrapped up the three points for the visitors when he scored their third goal with six minutes left on the clock. Promoted ContentA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhy Are Sharks Afraid Of Dolphins?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Characters Who Would Make Astounding Disney Princesseslast_img read more

This week’s TV best bet: It’s time for playoff baseball

first_imgThis week’s Monday night game (ESPN, 5:15 p.m.) is an AFC West matchup between the unbeaten K.C. Chiefs and Denver Broncos, always a tense affair, and the Thursday game on Fox and the NFL Network will be the Patriots, suddenly warm after a ragged start, hosting Indianapolis.As long as the Rams keep winning impressively and the Chargers playing competitively, no one will complain about NFL scheduling in L.A. on Sundays. Fox has a Green Bay-Detroit and Rams-Seattle doubleheader at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and CBS another AFC West match between the Oakland Raiders, who once called L.A. home, and the L.A. Chargers, who are in year three in L.A. (2017, 2018, and 1960 when they began life in the AFL before moving to San Diego). Take that bit of knowledge to a bar and win a bet.The Sunday night telecast on NBC is a Texas affair: Dallas at Houston. Expect Al Michaels to name-drop Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke.College footballOctober 4-6The Thursday (Tulsa-Houston) and Friday (Georgia Tech-Louisville) affairs from ESPN are blah, unless you like Ivy League Friday football (Dartmouth-Yale on ESPNU at 3 p.m.). Did you know that prospective Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh went to Yale Law School? It’s been in the news.Your remote guideline for Saturday: 9 a.m., Texas-Oklahoma (Fox) or Alabama-Arkansas (ESPN); 12:30 p.m., you can go south with LSU-Florida (CBS) and Florida State-Miami (CBS) or west with San Diego State-Boise State (ESPNU) and Navy-Air Force(CBSSN); 4 p.m., Auburn-Mississippi State (ESPN2) or Washington at soon-to-be-0-5 UCLA (Fox); 5 p.m., Notre Dame-Virginia Tech (ABC); and 7:30 p.m., Utah-Stanford (ESPN).NHLOct. 3, 5The season opens Wednesday and the Anaheim Ducks are at San Jose at 7:30 p.m. (Prime Ticket, NBCSN). Then the Sharks come to Los Angeles for the Kings’ season opener at Staples at 7:30 p.m. (FSW, NBCSN).Both locals say they’re going to play at a faster pace this season. San Jose should be a good marker whether that’s going to be true or not.SoccerOct. 5, 7The CONCACAF division of 2019 World Cup qualifying settles in this week, with the top three teams in the eight-team field earning automatic bids to the Cup; a fourth team gets a later one-game shot to make it as well.Fox Sports 1 has the Canada-Jamaica game Friday at 5:30 p.m., and then comes back Sunday (2 p.m.) with the Panama-U.S. game. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Monday’s playoff games basically determine which teams have to play in the wild-card game to get to the League Division Series. The winners advance to the series, which will give them time to adjust their pitching and cut their rosters to 25 players and avoid the one-and-done nature of the wild-card games.The Dodgers are expected to start Walker Buehler on Monday, the right-hander who has been the most consistent starter of the second half. If they lose, they are in a bind since Hyun-Jin Ryu and Clayton Kershaw would be starting on short rest because they pitched Friday and Saturday. They would have to choose between Ross Stripling or Alex Wood. The only saving grace is that the Cubs and Brewers would be in the same situation regarding their best starting pitchers.As if anyone needs reminding, the Dodgers have not won the World Series since 1988. The Cubs last won in 2016, the Braves in 1995 and the Rockies and Brewers have never won one. In the AL, Houston won in 2018, Boston in 2013, the Yankees in 2009, Oakland in 1989 and the Indians in 1948.BEST OF THE RESTThe NFLOctober 1, 4, 7Give the NFL credit for keeping the early season slate fresh.center_img MLB PlayoffsMonday, N. West playoff, Colorado at Dodgers, ESPN, 1 p.m.Monday, NL Central playoff, Milwaukee at Chicago, ESPN, 10 a.m.Tuesday, NL wild card playoff, Dodgers/Rockies at Milwaukee/Chicago, ESPN, 5 p.m.Wednesday, AL wild card playoff, Oakland at N.Y. Yankees, 5 p.m., TBSThursday-Sunday, ALDS, TBS; NLDS, FS1/MLBN.It’s the best of all possible times in sports. Baseball’s playoffs begin, wilder this year than any other. The NFL reaches month two, college football launches its second half mid-month, the NHL season begins Wednesday and the NBA season tips off on Oct. 16. It’s like eating breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert at the same time. Gluttony wins!Baseball concluded the regular season Sunday and four teams will meet in a plus-one Monday. The Dodgers host the Rockies for the NL West title (ESPN, 1 p.m.) and Milwaukee plays at Chicago for the NL Central title (ESPN, 10 a.m.) The winners advance to the NLDS series beginning Thursday while the losers head to the one-game wild-card playoff game Tuesday (ESPN, 5 p.m.)The AL wild-card game will be Wednesday at 5 p.m. (TBS), with Oakland playing at the N.Y. Yankees. The winner advances to the ALDS, which begins Friday. Fox Sports 1 and the MLB Network will air the NLDS playoff series, while TBS has the ALDS playoffs.last_img read more