Chris Francis named 2010 Vermont Travel Person of the Year

first_imgOn Wednesday, April 7,  Chris Francis, owner of Ye Olde England Inn, was named the 2010 Vermont Travel Person of the Year at the Vermont Travel Industry Conference held at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vermont. Francis began his career in the travel industry the summer of 1983, when he purchased the Ye Olde England Inn while on vacation with his wife Lynn. They had traveled to the states from England to catch the Americas Cup Races in Newport, Rhode Island. After, Chris and Lynn made their way up to Stowe, Vermont. It was during this visit that Chris decided he would like to own an inn and pub there, was interested in the lodging property San Souci and made an offer using his credit card. On the way back to England, he was notified that the offer was accepted and on November 4th, 1983 the Ye Olde England Inn officially opened.Francis’ devotion and dedication to both Stowe and Vermont has kept him actively involved in the community. He has been on the board of the Stowe Area Association for 25 years and its president for 8 of those years. Francis is also the force behind many of Stowe’s car shows including The British Invasion. This event attracts hundreds of British cars and thousands of visitors to Stowe and to the state of Vermont each summer. Francis is known for his wit, negotiating skills and peacemaking and most importantly his strong advocacy for Vermont and the town of Stowe.The Vermont Travel Person of the Year exemplifies an ongoing dedication to what makes Vermont such a special place to visit. The award is presented to an individual who contributes significantly to Vermont’s travel and tourism Industry.Source: Stowe, VT (April 9, 2009)- Stowe Area Association###last_img read more

Wainscott Man Accused of Accosting Traffic Cop

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man was arrested for grabbing a Southampton Town Traffic Control Officers’ ticket book, throwing it and cursing at her as she ticketed illegally parked vehicles in Watermill on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.Michael Kelley was charged with obstructing governmental administration and released on $250 bail. Police said he approached the officer from behind on Dune Road while she was walking up to several illegally parked cars at 12:15 p.m.“You’re not going to be writing any tickets today,” the 59-year-old Wainscott man, who was working at a nearby construction site, yelled at the officer, according to Southampton police.He will be arraigned at Southampton Town Justice Court at a later date.last_img read more

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Manchester United boss rescued again by fine margins | Football News

first_img But it is all so predictable. Had 10th-placed United not beaten Brighton almost a year ago to the day, Solskjaer may have been sent his P45, but a convincing win, and two defeats in 25 to end the season, vindicated the Manchester United boss. Perhaps it was a turning point.Perhaps not, because here we are again. With three points at Goodison Park assured and an encouraging performance to match, Solskjaer – who United still consider their long-term option – lived to fight another day. The quality of their performance, including the second-longest passing move across the league this season to craft their equaliser, deserves better than being questioned as another false dawn.But the legacy they have built under Solskjaer, if not since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure in 2013, is more conclusive. This must be what frustrates the manager the most; when the chips are really down, and it’s truly now or never, that’s when players finally pull it out of the bag.Just to labour the point, this is what Manchester United are capable of when they are at their best. “We were set-up to fail,” Solskjaer fumed to BT Sport. “We’ve been to Turkey on Wednesday night, come Thursday morning we’re back in, we’re playing Saturday lunchtime, it’s an absolute shambles. I can’t praise the boys enough for the character they’ve shown – that’s all I want to talk about.”But longer-term, all the Jadon Sanchos in the world aren’t going to close the gap on Liverpool and even Manchester City without showing this kind of backbone against, say, Crystal Palace. Or avoiding the manner of their utter humiliation by Tottenham last month.The million-dollar question is… Why is it like this? “From a distance, it looks like it’s just nice,” according to Sky Sports pundit and former Arsenal forward Paul Merson. “If I’m George Graham – and we’re a successful team – if we got beaten like United did at Arsenal last weekend, I guarantee he won’t be coming out and talking about what a great bunch of lads they are. That’s the last thing he’s saying.“It just comes across like it’s just a nice place to be.”Things being too cosy may not account for United’s wonderous form in the second half of last season, which left them at around level par with expectations and earned Solskjaer the credit he deserved.But here we are. Back to predictably unpredictable square one. The boom and bust of United’s streaky existence, just as it has been since the same since the day Solskjaer was named permanent manager.For today, it’s all smiles and rightly so. United were largely excellent. They may well go on to convincingly beat West Brom and Southampton in their next two games. Perhaps even Manchester City after that. But how long before we’re all back here again? A month, maybe three, or next season? Their defensive issues came straight to the fore as they were carved open with ease for Bernard’s opener, and they displayed the textbook attacking potency they have enjoyed against more open opponents since the manager arrived to deliver their rapid turnaround. Even before half-time, it was nothing we’ve not already seen over the last two years.But just as fine margins were used to defend the narrow defeat United fell to against Arsenal last weekend, so too did they pave their way to victory at Goodison Park. Everton’s Lucas Digne hit a post with Dominic Calvert-Lewin unmarked at 1-1, and moments before Edinson Cavani’s injury-time third, Abdoulaye Doucoure may well have earned the hosts a point had he made any decent connection with Alex Iwobi’s tee-up. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw his side beat Everton 3-1Image:Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw his side beat Everton 3-1 Those fine margins have long been the story of United’s rises and falls, especially under Solskjaer, but they cannot continue to define his reign indefinitely.- Advertisement – With pressure mounting on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United again pulled a good win out of the bag when he most needed it – but how many times can we end up here?On the face of it, United’s 3-1 win at Everton in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off did not tell us much about Solskjaer’s side that we did not already know.- Advertisement – After Wednesday’s dire defeat in Istanbul there was little on paper to indicate the resilience they would show to avoid their worst start to a league campaign since 1987. Three points later, they are now in a better position than they were this time last season and look the potent outfit Solskjaer desires, and little surprise “character” was the word on his lips when speaking to BT Sport after the game.His side had travelled most of the way across Europe and had barely two days to prepare since their midweek shambles, but ran nearly 5km further than they had done six days ago against Arsenal. 0:39 – Advertisement – Graeme Souness says Manchester United’s players should take responsibility for their actions after their latest defeat, the 2-1 Champions League loss at Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Retail warehousing hits recession levels

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Germany arrests four men from Tajikistan suspected of planning attack

first_img“Targets for the attacks were supposed to be institutions of US forces in Germany or even individual people,” said prosecutors in their statement.”In particular, they planned a murder attack on one person who had made public comments that they viewed as being critical of Islam,” the prosecutors added.The prosecutors said they believed the suspects had already carried out surveillance of the targeted individual and were procuring weapons, ammunition and components for a bomb.Prosecutors identified the suspects as Azizjon B., Muhammadali G., Farhodshoh K. and Sunatullokh K., in line with German privacy rules. The fifth man who is already in detention was identified as Ravsan B.  Topics : German police arrested on Wednesday four suspected members of Islamic State, all from Tajikistan, believed to have been planning deadly attacks in Germany, prosecutors said.Special forces in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia made the arrests near the cities of Essen and Duesseldorf and raided properties in the area.Prosecutors suspect the four men, with a fifth who has been in detention for the last year, of being in contact with leading members of Islamic State in Afghanistan and Syria and of receiving instructions from them.last_img read more

India, Australia Prime Ministers to hold online summit, seal military logistics pact

first_imgAustralia’s trade frictions with China are also growing and its push last month for an international review into the origins and spread of the novel coronavirus drew opposition from China.Morrison was due in India in January but was forced to cancel the trip because of the bushfires crisis in Australia, The holding of the summit now, in the middle of the pandemic, showed the importance the two leaders attached to bilateral ties, officials said.”This is the first time that Prime Minister Modi will be holding a “Bilateral Virtual Summit”, this signifies the strengthening of ties with Australia and its upward trajectory,” Indian foreign ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava said.The Mutual Logistics Support Agreement under which military ships and aircraft can refuel and access maintenance facilities at each other’s bases is ready for signing, another official said.India is also considering Australia’s participation in annual naval exercises it holds with the United States and Japan in the Indian and Pacific Ocean in a cementing of security ties between the four countries, military officials said.A similar exercise in 2007 had angered China.Topics : India and Australia are set to seal a military logistics pact at an online summit between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Scott Morrison on Thursday that will lay the ground for greater military exchanges and exercises, officials said.The agreement to provide access to each other’s military bases in line with a similar accord that India has struck with the United States is seen as part of a broader strategy to counter China’s military and economic weight in the region.Indian troops are locked in a standoff with Chinese troops on their disputed border, the most serious crisis in years, on top of concerns about a huge trade imbalance in Beijing’s favour.last_img read more

Assets shrink in Russia’s privately managed pension system

first_imgBy law, the CBR has three months to return the balance on the clients’ accounts, with up to a further month of internal procedure at the first-pillar Pension Fund of the Russian Federation (PFR), after which affected members will be free to join another fund.None of the banned funds was among the 32 currently signed up to the guarantee scheme operated by the Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA).Any non-state pension fund that has not applied by the end of this year to join the scheme will be barred from managing mandatory pensions savings.The yield-to-date ranged from 22.5% to minus 0.25%, while inflation for the period totalled 10.4%.Vnesheconombank (VEB), the state-owned bank that manages mandatory pension assets for those workers who have not chosen a fund, returned 12.17%.The funds’ investment profile continued to shift towards the real economy.As of 1 October, according to the CBR, the share of investments in bank deposits and cash moved from first to second place, to 28.7%.This was driven by the CBR’s reducing the maximum investment limit in this asset class from 80% to 60% in September and to 40% by the start of 2016, as well as falling interest rates.The biggest share was taken by corporate bonds, which, since the start of June, increased over the following four months by 9 percentage points to 39.2%.The sectors in whose bonds the funds invested included oil and oil pipelines, road building, nuclear, hydro and electric power, railway stock, highway construction, telecommunications, steel and retail.The share of stock investments grew by 4.5 percentage points to 13%, and that of Russian government securities by 2.3 percentage points to 6.1%.To encourage further long-term investment, the CBR is supporting proposals to change the valuation of these securities from a daily to a ‘hold-to-maturity’ basis.It also intends, as of July 2016, to introduce robust risk-management into the pensions sector in 2016, a move supported by recent OECD recommendations presented to the CBR.The requirements will be phased in over two years, culminating in mandatory portfolio stress testing. As a strong supporter of the funded second-pillar, the CBR did not back the moratoriums imposed on pension contributions in 2014-16.In its first strategic document on financial market development, published at the start of December, it warned of the risk of the moratorium’s being extended to 2017 and beyond.This, the CBR wrote, would adversely affect public trust in the pension system, resulting in a reduction in the growth of long-term investments. The assets and memberships of Russia’s privately managed mandatory pension system shrunk in the third quarter.Compared with the end of the second quarter, the value of pensions savings, at market value, declined in Russian rouble terms by 1.5% to RUB1,674.8bn (€22.3bn), while the number of insured shrunk by some 1.43m to 26.7m, according to Bank of Russia (CBR), the sector’s regulator.The shrinkage is due to CBR’s annulment, in August and September, of eight pension licences.A further five lost their licences in November.last_img read more

Ørsted Teams Up with CR Classification Society for Greater Changhua

first_imgØrsted has assigned CR Classification Society to perform a structural review of the offshore substation design for the Greater Changhua offshore wind projects in Taiwan.Source: ØrstedThe new appointment came after the two parties signed a contract to collaborate on and support the development of local certification capabilities in Taiwan.Ørsted said it has been working with CR for the past months to support knowledge transfer from Europe and its dedicated certification center of competence DNV GL to develop professional standards together with local certification institutions.The first stage includes CR working closely with DNV GL to conduct the structural review of the offshore substation design by end of 2018, the company said.“Through the cooperation with the internationally prestigious certification society, DNV GL, in this project, we will be verifying the structure of offshore substation of the Greater Changhua projects to overcome the special environmental condition, such as typhoon and earthquake, in Taiwan,” Chao, Kuo-Liang, the Chairman of CR Classification Society, said.“We look forward to optimizing our local certification capability to world-class standards through this cooperation, and hope this contract can be a solid foundation of our long-term cooperation with Ørsted.”Ørsted expects to work with CR in other certification scopes of the Greater Changhua offshore wind projects as they further develop.last_img read more

Alice J. “Joann” Lake

first_imgAlice J. “Joann” Lake, age 76 of Batesville, died Monday, January 9, 2017 at Margaret Mary Health.  Born June 12, 1940 in Franklin County Indiana, she is the daughter of Mae (Nee: Blackburn) and Luther Gesell.  She married Jerry Lake June 6, 1964 at St. Michael’s Church in Brookville, Indiana.  Joann worked as a bookkeeper for Western-Southern Insurance 26 years before she and Jerry opened the Batesville Liquor Store.  They owned the store for 31 years.Joann enjoyed trying her luck.  She looked forward to the riverboat outings and their regular trips to Vegas.  Over the years, in addition to Vegas, they traveled quite a bit, getting to see many parts of the country along with some overseas trips which included Rome.  Other interests included following the Bengals, bowling in her earlier years, watching sports of all kinds and doing jig saw puzzles.  Joann and Jerry liked to eat out often, which worked out well because apparently Joann’s cooking skills were modest.She is survived by her husband Jerry; sister Sylvia Lunsford of Brookville, Indiana; brothers Floyd Gesell of Brookville, Indiana, Robert Gesell of St. Leon, Indiana and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by sisters Lorene Feller, Virginia Tebbe and brothers Orville, Donald and Merlin Gesell.Visitation is Thursday, January 12th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 13th, at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the Nathan Lake Memorial Scholarship Fund.last_img read more

3 Area Wrestlers Win Opening State Finals Matches And Advance On For Saturday

first_imgAndrew Negangard of East Central (152), Jake Ruberg of Lawrenceburg (170), and Mason Parris of Lawrenceburg (220) won their opening round matches in The Wrestling State Finals and will continue their State Finals quest in The Quarterfinals on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.Cainan Schaefer of South Dearborn (132), Jonah Rolfes of Lawrenceburg (182), Tyler Selm of Franklin County (285), Clark Minges of East Central (285), and Dylan Cain of Greensburg (285) saw their seasons come to end after coming up short in their opening round matches.The best of luck to Andrew, Jake, and Mason on their State Finals matches on Saturday from WRBI.last_img