Representative Cola Hudson dies at 81

first_imgRepresentative Cola Hudson, R-Lyndon, died January 20 of congestive heart failure. A farmer and janitor, he first served in the Vermont House in 1973. He served in the State House up to the week before his death. He was 81.Below are comments from the governor and Speaker of the House.Official Statement of Governor Douglas on the Death of Representative Cola HudsonI was saddened to hear of the passing of my friend, Representative Cola Hudson of Lyndon. His family, friends and community are in our thoughts and prayers.Cola and I were first elected to the Legislature in the same year, served together for five years on the House Government Operations Committee and went on to work together in a variety of areas over the next 30 years. He always worked hard and put his constituents and the State of Vermont first. He was a straight-talking, matter-of-fact gentleman with a particular interest in making government more responsive to the people. He reminded us everyday of the importance of civility and respect in our public discourse.Cola – one of the longest serving members of our House of Representatives – was a model legislator and a wonderful friend. He will be missed.Statement from the Speaker of the House Gaye Symington on the death of Representative Cola HudsonIt is with great sadness that I learned of the death of Representative Cola Hudson, the Member from Lyndonville, this past Sunday. Cola has served his community in many ways, in the Legislature continuously since 1973, as a member of the Board of the Vermont State Colleges and the Board of Trustees of Lyndon Institute, and as Chair and most recently ranking member of the House Government Operations Committee.Sitting in a booth with Representative Hudson at the Miss Lyndonville Diner one fall gave me an appreciation of the respect he holds in his community, as so many people of all ages would speak with him as they passed. I remember in particular the way he characterized his work on the Government Operations Committee, “This committee is the peoples direct voice in their state government.” Whether as Chair or ranking member, Cola’s voice carried weight because he used words judiciously and often with a sense of humor that could break tension or bring back focus to a discussion.The member from Lyndonville was rarely missing from his seat when the House was in session. He was known for using few words to convey his perspectives on the debates at hand. At times he would use his wit to remind others of the value of brevity. When the Member from Lyndonville spoke, the Vermont House listened carefully.Cola Hudson’s legislative family will miss him very much.last_img read more

John R. Moore

first_imgJohn R. Moore, age 88 of Batesville, died Friday, February 9, 2018 at his residence.  Born November 17, 1929 in Rush County Indiana, he is the son of Florence (Nee: Smith) and George Moore.  He married Fraya Schroeder November 20, 1976 at St. Louis Church in Batesville.  John was a car salesman for many years at Tudie Navarro Ford and retired in 1991.Although he had many talents and interests, John’s passion was cars.  He collected anything Mopar and for years spent summers and weekends showing two or three of them at car shows.  He was also an avid racing fan, enjoying open wheel racing as well as NASCAR.  He attended 49 straight Indianapolis 500’s, disappointed the streak didn’t reach 50 and in NASCAR was a huge Jeff Gordon fan.  John had a soft spot for animals, especially horses and his family also indicated he had an entrepreneur and inventor’s eye.  He could take existing products and make them better or create something he needed but couldn’t find.  Living on several acres with a lake, he liked being outdoors working in the yard or at the lake fishing.  John enjoyed attending his grandkids ball games and when it was time to relax, he could be found watching Fox News, American Pickers or Pawn Stars.He is survived by his wife Fraya; daughters Joy Miers of Margate, Florida, Jan Smith of Greensburg; son Zon Moore of Greensburg; foster son Max Dalmbert of Greenwood, Indiana as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by sister Sally Harford and brothers Eugene and Arnold Moore.Visitation is Thursday, February 15th, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jerran Jackson officiating and burial in St. Louis Cemetery.  The family requests memorials to Batesville Rescue 10 or PAAIN (People Assisting Animals in Need).last_img read more

UKGC digital compliance lead Richard Bayliss joins Playtech Plc

first_img Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 FTSE-listed gambling technology provider Playtech Plc has confirmed the appointment of Richard Bayliss as its new Regulatory Compliance Manager.Bayliss joins Playtech’s group compliance team, from the UK Gambling Commission where he served as the UKGC’s Senior Online Manager (2006-2018).In his new role Bayliss will be a key corporate stakeholder in leading the direction of Playtech’s group responsible gambling initiatives and strategy.Confirming the appointment Ian Ince, Group Head of Regulatory Affairs, Playtech, said: “Everyone at Playtech is delighted to welcome Richard. With a wealth of experience with UKGC, his insight will be a major bonus as we strive to stay at the forefront of regulatory compliance developments. I’m certain he will be an invaluable addition to the team.“A commitment to promoting responsible gambling and fostering a safe and entertaining environment for players is central to everything we do at Playtech. Richard’s appointment and his enthusiasm for joining Playtechdemonstrate the strength of that commitment, and is a key part of our ongoing investment in exceeding regulatory expectations.”During his 11 years with the UK Gambling Commission, Bayliss played a central role in monitoring technological and product innovation within the UK’s gambling sector and assessing potential impacts on the British regulatory system.Richard Bayliss commented on joining Playtech Plc: “After more than a decade assessing the regulatory impact of technological developments in the industry, I’m looking forward to seeing some of these developments first-hand in my new role. Playtech has long had a reputation as a major innovator in online gambling, and I’m very excited to be joining the team.”– Submit Retail closures have ‘severe’ impact on Playtech August 5, 2020 Share Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020last_img read more