DEW Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

first_imgWilliston, VT – DEW Construction Corp. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and Open House at its newly constructed LEED Registered Corporate Headquarters onsite at on September 18, 2008.”We’re happy to introduce our state-of-the-art green facility to both the public and those who helped bring this project to fruition,” said Don Wells, President. “DEW is proud to be the first Williston office building that is environmentally responsible and a healthy place to work.”Governor Jim Douglas was on hand to assist in the ribbon cutting. “We are delighted Governor Douglas joined our celebration. Our dream of constructing this facility was made possible in part by Governor Douglas and his support of all Vermont businesses,” said Don Wells, President. Williston Town Manager, Rick Maguire also spoke briefly at the ceremony, congratulating DEW and thanking them for keeping their business in Williston.DEWs portion of the 28,500 square foot building, (15,900 square feet) provides offices for a staff of 40, three conference rooms with Smart Technology, an interactive television in the lobby, and a 1300 square foot fitness center with locker rooms. Also located in the lower level is a large function room to facilitate company events and meetings.DEW Construction Corp. is one of Vermont’s largest General Contractors offering Construction Management, Design/Build and General Contracting services throughout Vermont, upstate New York and Northern New England.last_img read more

Harsher Penalties for Extortion, Microtrafficking and Roadblocks in Colombia

first_img Colombian Minister of National Defense Juan Carlos Pinzón, submitted to Congress a bill that seeks to strengthen the fight against extortion, micro-trafficking, smuggling, illegal mining, and roadblocks, and includes measures to guarantee the protection of minors that break the law. The bill intends to adopt measures and provide tools for authorities, with the aim of disrupting the funding sources of terrorist and criminal organizations. If the bill is approved, extortion would cease to be considered an economic crime, and it would be linked to an aggression against personal autonomy, hence stiffening penalties against offenders that perpetrate crimes of this sort. According to this measure, if extortion is aimed at funding terrorist activities or affecting the economic capacity of the victim, the penalty for this crime will be increased. Moreover, any attempt to engage in this sort of conduct will be considered a criminal offense. In regards to micro-trafficking, the project includes new aggravating circumstances to punish this offense and seeks to protect minors, preventing their manipulation into drug trade. This measure will facilitate the prosecution of criminal organizations operating in this field. Aggravating circumstances include micro-trafficking perpetrated by simulated addiction or carrying drugs for personal consumption near or inside schools, as well as under covered illicit trade or street sales. In the case of roadblocks, the bill includes instruments that reinforce penalties and punish individuals that promote, direct, and provide means and violent actions against public safety and the normal activities of citizens, as it was experienced in a recent arrest. The bill also includes aggravating circumstances regarding the use of elements that prevent the identification of individuals participating in criminal actions, such as hoodies, and the recruitment of minors and the elderly. Furthermore, the bill intends to offer penal and administrative tools against illegal mining to authorities, in order to increase controls in all phases of this criminal activity. The regulation suggests categorizing illicit mining exploitation as a source of money laundering, since this is one of the main funding sources for illegal organizations. The Adversarial Criminal System in Military Criminal Justice Another project submitted by Minister Pinzón is related to the Military Criminal Justice legislative reform, a historical government effort aimed at consolidating an efficient, agile, specialized and independent jurisdiction. On September 12, the Ministry introduced regulation that contemplates performance requirements for positions in that judicial stage, establishes Law Enforcement and Military Criminal Prosecution, organizes its Technical Investigation Corps, and adopts the provisions for proceedings towards the adversarial system of criminal justice. In addition, it includes stages and mechanisms aimed at total independence and neutrality to the jurisdiction. For this purpose, the creation of a special administrative unit stands out as an organization that guarantees legal, labor and budgetary independence for the Military Criminal Justice and an autonomous body, as well as a particular career system for members of the jurisdiction, with independent evaluation, disciplinary and promotion programs for the commands of the Military Forces and the National Police. The Ministry of Defense assigned $25.6 billion from special resources, to Military Criminal Justice in order to finance all this effort. By Dialogo September 13, 2013last_img read more

Soldier Charged With Murder of Long Island Veteran

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An Army soldier has been formally charged with killing a retired Iraq war veteran from Long Island at Fort hood in Texas over the Labor Day weekend, military officials said.Sgt. Brett M. Wessel was charged Thursday with murder and assault with the intent to commit murder in the Sunday shooting death of retired Sgt. Ryan Dickinson on West Fort Hood.Both the suspect and the victim were 26-year-old married men. Dickinson was also a father of two.Dickinson’s body was flown back to LI for his wake 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Moloney’s Funeral Home on Lakeland Avenue in Bohemia.His funeral will be held 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Nepomucene Roman Catholic Church on Locust Avenue in Bohemia before he’s interred at Calverton National Cemetery.last_img read more

New year, new you, new credit union

first_imgThe first few weeks of a New Year are an exciting time. The trick becomes keeping that excitement and determination alive in February, March and beyond. By starting 2015 with a few New Year’s resolutions for your credit union, you can help ensure its success not only this year, but for years to come. These are just a few ideas for your credit union. What others do you have? 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,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: Details Live your plan. Most credit unions go through some sort of annual strategic planning process in the third or fourth quarter. Odds are, your credit union invested a lot of time, money and energy in the strategic planning process. Unfortunately, many times strategic planning meetings end with the best of intentions and then simply gather dust on the shelf for another year.Ways to make this resolution work: Your strategic plan is only as good as your implementation. For example, you may front-end load the strategic plan with way too much stuff in the first quarter of the New Year. The reality is that most of these things cannot be accomplished so quickly. Another example — develop many great ideas during your strategic planning process, then fail to assign persons responsible and timelines to those initiatives. For every actionable item in your strategic plan, make sure the right people are in charge of steering it and that they are aware of the time frames involved in doing so. Kill the status quo. This is perhaps the deadliest of foes that most credit unions will face. Like any other creature of habit, credit unions are highly susceptible to falling into a rut. If you allow this to happen, your competition will gladly step up and pioneer new ways to develop and introduce innovative financial products and services for members.Ways to make this resolution work: Don’t be afraid of change! Yes, change is difficult and full of anxiety. The opposite of change, however, is stagnation. Fish don’t want to live in a stagnant pond and neither do your members. Keep up with what is new in the industry. Read relevant magazines, trade journals, blogs and social media platforms. Connect with your peers, both inside and outside the credit union industry. And don’t be afraid to take new ideas and thoughts to your executive management team. As great a job as they do, they don’t have all the answers and it’s going to take every voice at your credit union to produce the kind of change evolution requires. Well, it’s finally here – 2015. A new year beckons, full of promise and opportunity. A lot of people kick off this time of year with resolutions. Most of these resolutions are personal, things like getting in better shape, saving more or pursuing some new hobby or activity.If people can have resolutions for the New Year, then why not your credit union? After all, the first few weeks of the New Year are a great and fresh time to start your year off on the right foot, either as a person or as a credit union. Following are resolutions your credit union might want to consider in 2015.Live your brand. This should crack everybody’s top-five list of resolutions. Your credit union’s brand is the single most important asset it has. And it’s not even listed on the balance sheet. If you are failing to live up to your brand, your credit union is breaking its promise to every existing and potential member.Ways to make this resolution work: Reinforce with your staff, every day in some way, the importance of living the brand. Hold them accountable to the brand and highlight employees who do a good job living the brand in such a way that their peers can see it.last_img read more

CUNA, counsel brief 500+ CUs on post-Equifax breach options

first_img continue reading » 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA and outside counsel discussed credit unions’ legal rights in the wake of the Equifax data breach, including potential participation in class action lawsuits, with more than 500 credit unions in a call Tuesday. CUNA announced it will file a lawsuit against Equifax as a result of the breach.First announced last month, the Equifax data breach occurred between May and July of this year, with hackers accessing 145.5 million consumers’ personally identifiable information (PII), and another 200,000 payment cards’ data.Joseph Guglielmo, attorney with Scott and Scott, who is representing CUNA in its lawsuit, outlined a few things credit unions should be aware of, should they decide to get involved as a named plaintiff. Becoming a plaintiff means retaining a law firm to file on your behalf.The credit union would then need to be involved on a periodic basis at key junctures in the case.last_img read more

Arsenal transfer target James Rodriguez not returning to Real Madrid

first_img Coral BarryThursday 14 Mar 2019 7:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link393Shares Advertisement Zidane was not a fan of Rodriguez (Picture: Getty)Sport claim Zidane’s appointment ends any hope Rodriguez had of a second chance at Madrid.ADVERTISEMENTHowever, the development could be good news for Arsenal who are reportedly interested in signing the Colombian.Bayern are not keen on signing Rodriguez on a permanent deal, meaning Rodriguez may have to hunt for an entirely new club in the summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Arsenal did explore the option of signing Rodriguez in January (Picture: Getty)Rodriguez was part of the Bayern side that was overpowered by Liverpool at home in the Champions League, playing 79 minutes in the 3-1 defeat.The 27-year-old has moved in and out of Bayern’s side, but has scored four times and provided six assist in 22 appearances.Unai Emery will not have a big transfer budget to play with in the summer, with some reports claiming to could be as little as £40million.Real paid £71m for Rodriguez in 2014 and would want a significant fee for a player who does not turn 28 until July.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Rodriguez is unlikely to stay at Bayern beyond the summer (Picture: Getty)James Rodriguez will not be returning to Real Madrid now that Zinedine Zidane is in charge at the club, according to reports.The playmaker is currently on loan at Bayern Munich, but was linked with a shock transfer move to Arsenal in January.Rodriguez has struggled with injuries and consistency at Bayern and was shipped out to Germany by Zidane in the Frenchman’s first spell.center_img Comment Arsenal transfer target James Rodriguez not returning to Real Madrid Advertisementlast_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

Alice “Fay” Brown July 12, 1942 – February 9, 2020

first_imgAlice “Fay” Brown, age 77 of Harrison, Ohio passed away at her home Sunday, February 9, 2020. Born July 12, 1942 in Welch, West Virginia, the daughter of Carmon “Charlie” and Dora (Evans) Bates.Fay married Pearl Brown March 3, 1958 in Totz, Kentucky. Attended New Haven Road Family Worship Center in Harrison, Ohio.Fay is survived by her children Ronald (Diana) Brown, Gerald (Loraine) Brown, Jeff Brown, Sharon (Steve) Oberrecht, Debra (Rob) Brandes and Gregory Todd (Cathy) Brown. Grandmother of 13 and great grandmother of 18. Sister of Peggy Sturgill.Preceded in death by her parents Carmon “Charlie” and Dora Bates, husband Pearl Brown, and brother Charles Evans.Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 10:00 A.M until time of funeral service at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Dave Garrett officiating all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030. Burial will follow at New Haven Cemetery.Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Cincinnati c/o the funeral home.last_img read more

Ruby Spencer, 93

first_imgRuby Phyllis (Huttsell) Spencer, 93, of Hicks Ridge passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at her home in Ripley County. She was born near Saluda in Jefferson County on February 22, 1927 the daughter of Bloomfield and Clara Ellen Tafflinger Huttsell. She was married to David Ora Spencer on May 10, 1947 and he preceded her in death on July 5, 2011. Survivors include one son Jerry Spencer of Hicks Ridge; four daughters Karen (Phillip) LeGrand of Mary Esther, Florida, Phyllis Michele Spencer of New York City, Jane (William) Spencer-Pierce of Salem, and Ann Spencer-King of Versailles; 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Walter, Wayne, William, James, and Charles Hutsell, and her sisters Sopha Beck, Bertha Benham, and Hazel Vestal. Ruby was a graduate of Saluda High School. Together, she and David managed their Ripley County farm and Ruby shared his pride in 1966 when he received the Greener Pastures Award through the ASCS. During her child rearing years she served as a 4-H leader with neighbor Audrey Thieman. She spent many summers assisting her children in 4-H projects including forestry, entomology, flowers, food, and clothing. In later years she took special joy in the hummingbirds that returned each year outside her kitchen window. She especially enjoyed quilting and antiques. She was fond of the family’s various pets, and leaves behind her beloved black Labrador Hershey. Ruby was a member of the former Hicks Ridge Baptist Church and attended the Shelby Christian Church. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Benham Bluebells Home Ec club, and the Hicks Ridge Baptist Church Ladies Aide. A private graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 28th at the Benham Cemetery with Pastor Jeffery Pflug of the Faith Lutheran Church in Madison officiating. Memorials may be given to the Benham Cemetery or the Shelby Christian Church in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. A public Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at a later date. Friends may call the funeral home at 812-689-1171 to have a Hugs from Home card filled out to convey your condolences to the Spencer family.last_img read more

Coronavirus: Premier League extends suspension

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Professional football in England will not resume until April 30 at the earliest due to the coronavirus pandemic. A statement from the Premier League, EFL and the Football Association, along with the Women’s professional game, the Professional Footballers’ Association and the League Managers’ Association confirmed the extension to the suspension. The governing bodies had originally agreed a suspension last Friday until early April. The statement read: “We have collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than April 30.” The joint statement said the bodies were united in their commitment to getting the 2019-20 campaign finished, and that the FA board had agreed to extend indefinitely the season end date, which is usually fixed at June 1. “The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA, understand we are in unprecedented times and our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19,” the statement read. It added: “We are united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019-20 football season and ensuring all domestic and European club league and cup matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so. “We have collectively supported UEFA in postponing Euro 2020 to create space in the calendar to ensure domestic and European club league and cup matches have an increased opportunity to be played and, in doing so, maintain the integrity of each competition. “The progress of COVID-19 remains unclear and we can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority. “We will continue to follow government advice and work collaboratively to keep the situation under review and explore all options available to find ways of resuming the season when the conditions allow.” The Premier League had initially been suspended until April 4, with the EFL suspension originally ending a day earlier. The EFL held a board meeting on Wednesday and has agreed a £50 million short-term relief package to assist cash-strapped clubs during the coronavirus crisis.Tags: EFLEuro 2020Football AssociationPremier Leaguelast_img read more