Sign*A*Rama announces new hire

first_imgSign*A*Rama, Where the World Goes for Signs of South Burlington, announces that Bambi Shanahan has joined the company as Marketing Assistant. She has over six years of marketing and business administration experience and she owned her own consulting firm prior to joining our location at 3073 Williston Road.last_img

No fee increase in next Bar budget

first_imgNo fee increase in next Bar budget February 15, 2004 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News No fee increase in next Bar budget Senior Editor There were no numbers given, but the Bar Board of Governors heard some early good news on the 2004-05 fiscal budget it will get for review at the April 2 meeting.Board member Jerald Beer, the 2004-05 Budget Committee chair, told the board at its January 30 meeting that the next budget should break even or produce a surplus without raising Bar dues.“We will have a budget for you at the April meeting,” Beer reported. “It will be a budget that will be balanced and will probably have some surplus to it.”The budget for next year is giving considerable attention to technology versus paper and printing costs, he said, adding the Budget Committee hopes to save money in that area not only for next year but also in future budgets.The committee is also looking at the impact of policy decisions on Bar computer information services costs. As an example, Beer noted a few years ago the board adopted a term limits policy for Bar committees. But no one, he said, considered the costs of how that would be accomplished in the computer age.The Budget Committee will be recommending that just as new programs and policies are reviewed by the Budget and Program Evaluation committees, they also should be checked with the Bar’s information services operations for any unanticipated costs or problems, Beers said.Current Budget Committee Chair Jesse Diner presented the amendments to the 2003-04 budget.They included $10,000 for a diversity symposium, which will focus on the legal profession. It has the support of Bar President Miles McGrane, as well as St. Thomas School of Law Dean Bob Butterworth, and the Bar’s Equal Opportunity in the Profession Section. The symposium, to be held at St. Thomas, is scheduled for April 16-17.The audit of the Bar’s communications operations was also supported by the Communications Committee. Communications Committee Chair Jim Lupino, though, said that the panel still had some questions, including whether questioning only 200 Bar members would give valid statistical results. The committee also wanted assurances the $39,500 price is fair and the sample is adequate.Other amendments included providing $25,000 to the Justice Institute. Diner said that will allow 25 teachers to be brought to Tallahassee and trained about the court system, including having the educators conduct an appellate mock trial at the Supreme Court acting as both advocates and judges.The board also approved an amendment transferring $250,000 into each of the Bar’s equipment and building maintenance reserve funds. Diner said the transfer will ensure the Bar has money to make routine and unforeseen building repairs and equipment upgrades.last_img read more

Trump Plans PAC in Hopes of Keeping Hold on G.O.P.

first_imgPresident Trump is planning to form a so-called leadership political action committee, a federal fund-raising vehicle that will potentially let him retain his hold on the Republican Party even when he is out of office, officials said on Monday.The announcement is expected as soon as this week, just days after the major news networks and newspapers, as well as The Associated Press, called the 2020 election for former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.- Advertisement – Such committees can accept donations of up to $5,000 per donor per year — far less than the donation limits for the committees formed by Mr. Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee — but a leadership PAC could accept donations from an unlimited number of people. It could also accept donations from other political action committees.A leadership PAC could spend an unlimited amount in so-called independent expenditures to benefit other candidates, as well as fund travel, polling and consultants. Mostly, it would almost certainly be a vehicle by which Mr. Trump could retain influence in a party that has been remade largely in his image over the past four years. – Advertisement – “The president always planned to do this, win or lose,” Mr. Murtaugh said, “so he can support candidates and issues he cares about, such as combating voter fraud.”Still, a PAC could give the president an off-ramp after a bruising election fight, as well as keep him as a dominant figure as the next Republican presidential primary races are beginning for a new standard-bearer.“President Trump is not going anywhere anytime soon,” said Matt Gorman, a Republican strategist. “He’s going to insert himself in the national debate in a way that’s unlike any of his predecessors.”- Advertisement – But Mr. Trump’s personal brand as a businessman is now intertwined with his political brand. And he has made clear he is not ceding the stage easily, even as advisers say he will most likely willingly leave the White House when his term ends.Since the 2020 race was called on Saturday, Mr. Trump has told advisers he is seriously considering running again in 2024 if the vote is certified for Mr. Biden, a development earlier reported by Axios.While the leadership PAC could not help him in such an effort, it could provide an interim vehicle that would let him travel and engage in some political activity, even if he never actually runs again.Kenneth P. Vogel contributed reporting. Before the election, Mr. Trump told advisers, sometimes joking and other times not, that he might run again in 2024 if he lost to Mr. Biden.Even as Mr. Biden has gathered more than the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win, and as he has taken leads of tens of thousands of votes in several battleground states, Mr. Trump has maintained there was voter fraud on a wide scale, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. He has directed his campaign to march forward with legal challenges in states like Arizona and Nevada, despite most advisers believing that the race is over and that he should move on. A Trump campaign spokesman, Tim Murtaugh, said the committee had been in the works for a while.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Employees of Aminess hotels and camps were educated by the best gourmet experts

first_imgSlowly but surely things are coming together the way they always should have been, and that’s the focus on people. Employees are the key to the success of any company, especially in tourism where quality service is imperative. Such large tourist companies raise salaries, give three meals, build hotels for employees, get various bonuses, invest in the education of their employees… everything as it should have always been, because then there would be no problem with the workforce in tourism.Thus, Aminess Maestral in Novigrad continued to invest in its people through education with experts in the field of gourmet.In order to provide guests with a unique gourmet experience to which they will always return, Aminess hotels and camps last week, from 19 to 23 February, at the Aminess Maestral Hotel in Novigrad organized trainings for their employees from the food and beverage department from Novigrad, Korcula and Peljesac.All-day workshops were held by experts from various gourmet areas with the aim of educating employees to keep up with trends in high gastronomy and to ensure that guests in all Aminess facilities receive top quality service. Thanks to Josip Novačić from Franck and his workshop, the guests will start the day with top-quality coffee prepared by Aminess baristas. Employees also had sommelier led course sommelier Emil Perdec and Krešimir Mikanac, and for guests who still prefer cocktails, Aminess, with the help of the top Croatian bartender Vjenceslav Madić Kishoni, ensured that the bartenders were at a high level. In order for beer lovers not to be neglected, he made sure to be famous sommelier for beer Zvonimir Pelko who held a detailed education on craft beers.Vjenceslav Madić / Photo: Aminess”All members of the Aminess gourmet team participate in creating a recognizable brand and product that is best reflected in our slogan” Lasting Relations “, ie relationships that last, both with our employees and guests. The goal is clear, to delight the guest, to bring him back and always present a new and better offer that is only possible through the constant training of employees in every business, including gastronomy, ” said Damir Cekic, director of the food and beverage department.To make Aminess visitors even more enjoyable steaks and steaks were taken care of by Marijo Čepek, a respected chef who confirms his long-standing quality and expertise by collaborating with many famous restaurants. Learning from the best continued with a great education directed by Ivan Zidar, owner of the restaurant ‘Mason burgers & stuff’ and one of the most famous experts in preparing burgers, who in his interesting way told the members of the Aminess gourmet team all the secrets of preparing a delicious burger. Italian pastry expert Vincenzo Friguli took care of the excellent desserts. This famous confectioner passed on to Aminess confectioners his knowledge gathered during 25 years of work on cruise ships around the world.Related news:FINALLY FOUND SOLUTION AGAINST LACK OF LABOR IN TOURISMlast_img read more

Bolsonaro triggers backlash for downplaying coronavirus

first_imgHe said such measures risked wrecking the Brazilian economy, Latin America’s largest.His stance, which flies in the face of World Health Organization recommendations, drew a strongly worded letter of condemnation from a group of eight medical professional associations.They called Bolsonaro an “enemy of the people’s health” whose response to the crisis was “incoherent and criminal.””He denies the body of scientific evidence guiding the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, disdaining the serious and dedicated work by a national and global network of researchers and health technology professionals,” it said. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro drew blistering criticism from the medical community and opponents Wednesday for downplaying the coronavirus pandemic, but renewed his attacks on containment measures to slow its spread.The far-right leader has repeatedly lashed out at restrictive measures to fight the virus, which he has called a “little flu” that caused an “overblown” reaction.He triggered new outrage among critics with a national address Tuesday night condemning “scorched-earth” containment measures by local authorities, such as closing businesses and confining people in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s biggest cities. Politicians of various stripes also attacked Bolsonaro, including center-right Senate president Davi Alcolumbre, who said Brazil “needs a serious, responsible leader who cares about the people’s lives and health.”Undeterred, Bolsonaro doubled down.”Companies aren’t producing anything. They can’t pay their employees… We are facing chaos,” he told journalists outside the presidential residence in Brasilia.”We could end up with problems like people looting supermarkets… What do we need to do? Get people back to work. Protect the elderly, protect people with health problems, but that’s it.”Bolsonaro, a former army captain who has been criticized for praising Brazil’s brutal military dictatorship (1964-1985), also warned the fallout of the coronavirus crisis could put democracy at risk.”What if this derails the ‘democratic norm’ you all defend so staunchly?” he asked, adding: “It wouldn’t come from me, don’t worry.”He compared his approach to the pandemic to that of US President Donald Trump, whom he admires.”We’re following a similar line,” he said.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Mikel Arteta rates William Saliba’s start at Arsenal after first appearance against MK Dons

first_imgMikel Arteta rates William Saliba’s start at Arsenal after first appearance against MK Dons Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 27 Aug 2020 3:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.4kShares Advertisement Saliba has impressed Arteta since arriving in north London (Picture: Getty)Mohamed Elneny, Eddie Nketiah, Mark McGuinness and Reiss Nelson all found the net for the visitors, while Holding scored at the wrong end of the pitch in Milton Keynes.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked about Saliba’s first few weeks in north London, Arteta explained: ‘He’s been training really hard. ‘He stayed here in London to do a better preparation and you can tell that he looks ready.‘Obviously there are a lot of things that are new for him and he will need to adapt. ‘But certainly he has the right qualities for this football club as well the right attitude to keep improving and showing the player he can be for our future.’ Advertisement Arteta is unsure on Elneny’s future (Picture: Getty)Elneny’s superb strike against MK Dons was arguably the standout moment of Arsenal’s pre-season friendly on Tuesday but Arteta admits he’s unsure whether the midfielder has a future at the club.‘I know Mo really well,’ the Arsenal head coach said.‘He’s a really positive character to have around and he will be given all of our support. ‘We don’t know if he’ll stay.’ William Saliba looked the part as Arsenal beat MK Dons (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta believes William Saliba has all the ‘right qualities’ to be a success at Arsenal but has warned the young defender he will need to ‘adapt’ to make it in English football.Saliba joined up with Arsenal’s first-team squad for training last month and was given a run-out against MK Dons earlier this week, with Arteta keen to assess his fitness ahead of the side’s Community Shield clash with Liverpool. The 19-year-old – who returned to Saint-Etienne on loan last season after joining Arsenal in a £27million deal – produced an assured performance alongside Rob Holding at the back as the Gunners beat their League One opposition 4-1. Arsenal take on Liverpool in the Community Shield this weekend (Picture: Getty)Arteta hopes Arsenal’s impressive 2-1 win over Liverpool last month will give his side extra confidence heading into the Community Shield this weekend.‘I think it gives us a big platform of confidence that we can beat the top teams and after we did it against Man City and Chelsea,’ the Spaniard said.‘The team clicked and went into a belief mode.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalOn Arsenal’s top-four chances for the new season, Arteta replied: ‘Let’s see how we look at the end of the transfer window. ‘A lot of things will happen but we will challenge for the top 100 per cent.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Mikel Arteta ‘pretty confident’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will sign new Arsenal contractMORE: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta provides major Gabriel Magalhaes transfer updatelast_img read more

Riverfront mansion on almost an acre

first_imgJust your everyday outlook from this Chelmer homePrincipal of Adcock Prestige, Jason Adcock, said since the home’s listing just days ago, there’s been a mountain of interest.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours ago“It’s probably the most significant riverfront property to hit the market in Chelmer in the last seven years,” he said.The Knowlman McDonald home has two levels of living with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, media room, study, library, gym and wine cellar.Finishes include polished timber floors and marble kitchen benchtops. The kitchen is a stunner at 127 Laurel Ave ChelmerIf you’re a motor enthusiast, then secure garaging for four vehicles ensures all your collectables need never cop a hailstone at home.Fancy a spot of tennis and dip? Both are on hand here for you to enjoy before you relax under the patio and watch the rest of Brisbane sail by in envy.“You’re just drawn to the outside with that massive lawn tennis court that meanders from one part of the lawn and down to the jetty,” Mr Adcock said.“Actually every part of the block is usable from front to back which is very unusual for a riverfront block.”This is seriously desirable real estate which Mr Adcock said will suit a family buyer.The property is listed as available for sale by negotiation. 127 Laurel Ave Chelmer offers plenty for family buyers looking for a riverfront home.Give me land, lots of land … and a prestige house too. Oh, and pop it next to the river in one of Brisbane’s most beautiful suburbs while you’re at it. 127 Laurel Ave, Chelmer hit the market this week and will have deep-pocketed buyers fishing around for extra change.The land is a massive 3122sq m site — that’s three quarters of an acre in old-world speak — with 40 metres of direct frontage to the Brisbane River and a timber jetty from which to launch your runabout.last_img read more

Cadiao: DU30 gives people hope amid COVID

first_imgGov. Rhodora Cadiao of Antique says President Rodrigo gave Filipinos hope that the victory against coronavirus disease 2019 will be achieved. PNA According to Cadiao, the continuing success of this province against COVID-19 is due to the cooperation of the mayors of the 18 municipalities. The public, including Antiqueños, were eager to hear about what the President would say about the pandemic and its possible cure during his 5th State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA). President Duterte shared during his SONA delivered at the House of Representatives in Quezon City that he talked with President Xi Jinping of China recently to allow the Philippines to be the one of the first to receive the vaccine against the virus if they happen to develop one.Cadiao also agreed with the President’s view that the reopening of businesses should not be hastened. SAN JOSE, Antique – Gov. Rhodora Cadiao said President Rodrigo Duterte gave Filipinos hope that the victory against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will be achieved. The role of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases remains crucial in the battle against the virus. Based on the report of the Integrated Provincial Health Office, Antique has four active cases of COVID-19 – three in San Remigio and one in this capital town. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

McDaniel makes mark as West Coast Nationals conclude at Chowchilla

first_imgCHOWCHILLA, Calif. (Jan. 4) – Ryan McDaniel hit his marks lap after lap as he stayed a step ahead of Cody Laney to win the final IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature of the West Coast Nationals Weekend Sunday evening at Chowchilla Speedway. “As fast as it was up there on the top of the track, I wasn’t about to venture anywhere else,” McDaniel said in victory lane. “It was a racy track, but there was no way he (Laney) was going to get me from the bottom.” McDaniel, already on the ballot for this September’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, earned $2,000 for his efforts. Laney stayed at the bottom of the track, thwarting third place finisher Paul Stone’s bid for second. Stone was the top local driver in the event. “He showed me a nose, but I kept ahead,” the 19-year-old Laney said of Stone. “I just couldn’t catch McDaniel. I knew I had to try something, but nothing seemed to work.” Stone tried his best to crack the top two. “I pushed a hole right through the floorboard,” he laughed. Fred Ryland made his second trip to the winner’s circle in as many nights by topping the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod half of the event. Ryland was untouchable at both Merced and Chowchilla. Nemesis Nick Spainhoward of tried in vain to catch Ryland.“Our car was just perfect,” Ryland said in victory lane. “The crew set it up just right.”Now the national points leader, Ryland was asked of his plans following the $1,500 to win main event.“The national title now needs to be considered,” he said of his 2015 schedule. “I just have to explain that to my wife.”Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Ryan McDaniel; 2. Cody Laney; 3. Paul Stone; 4. William Gould; 5. Bricen James; 6. Alex Wilson; 7. Steve Noland; 8. Collen Winebarger; 9. Stephen Hopf; 10. Bryan Clark; 11. Shawn DeForest; 12. Chris Clark; 13. Corey Kortum; 14. Kyle Bryan; 15. Billy Wilker; 16. Tom Berry Jr.; 17. Ethan Dotson; 18. Kellen Chadwick; 19. Kyle Wilson; 20. Troy Foulger.Northern SportMods – 1. Fred Ryland; 2. Nick Spainhoward; 3. Wayne Dotson; 4. Keith Brown; 5. Tim Elias; 6. Richard Mueller; 7. Josh Hensley; 8. Josh Gish; 9. Rick Diaz; 10. Anthony Gulianni; 11. Jamie McNutt; 12. Lloyd Cline.last_img read more

Nigeria reclaims World Scrabble glory

first_imgRelatedPosts Jighere tops 2017 WESPA championships qualifiers list Nigeria has reclaimed the team title at the WESPAC World Scrabble Championship in Goa, India.A team of 11 Scrabble players captained by the African Champion Moses Peter achieved the feat, edging out Malaysia with a mean total 22.36.Nigeria won 214 games, losing 142 over the three-day event.Reflecting on the victory, National Coach Tony Ikolo attributed victory to hard work and serious preparation by the team: “For the last few months we had been preparing for the Indian tournament. My players were remarkable sacrificing so much to ensure that we remain the world’s best.”Meanwhile, Nigel Richards of New Zealand – the greatest Scrabble player of all time – won the singles title to become the world champion again beating Jesse Day of the United States 4-3 in the final match up.Richards – a multiple world champion in both English and French lexicons – is also the holder of another Scrabble “major”, the coveted King’s Cup that was held in Bangkok, Thailand in July.He is now the undisputed world champion having taken the two recognised world title events – the MSA World Scrabble Championship in England last year and now the World English Scrabble Players’ Association title.Jesse Day had led 3-2 in the best of seven final but Richards won the last two games to take the title.Nigel sealed the win in Goa with a “nine-timer” avoiders that netted him 167 points and an unassailable lead.Nigeria’s best performer came from 23-year-old Enoch Nwali who finished fifth overall. The other player in the top ten was Ben Quickpen.Tags: Tony Ikololast_img read more