Jim Leddy Named AARP Vermont State PresidentMONTPELIER, VT, February 1, 2008 – Former State Senator Jim Leddy has been appointed State President of AARP – Vermont, a volunteer position working closely with both staff and volunteers throughout the state to help AARP achieve its mission in Vermont. His responsibilities include serving as primary volunteer spokesperson, chairing the executive council, building networks and community partnerships and recruiting volunteers. Leddy takes over the position held by Nancy C. Lang since 2002. Lang has accepted the position of Regional Volunteer Director with AARP working with state offices throughout the Northeast. “We are very happy to have Jim Leddy on board representing the interests of our members across Vermont,” said Greg Marchildon, state director at AARP Vermont. “Jim has impressive credentials as a public servant and a leader in the Vermont Statehouse, and has been a strong advocate for Vermonters throughout his career.”A South Burlington resident, Leddy served eight years in the Vermont Senate where he chaired the Senate Health and Welfare Committee. He was lead sponsor and a key player in Vermont’s enactment of one of the country’s most significant proposals on health care reform. He previously served as executive director of the Howard Center for Human Service in Burlington from 1980 to 2000. Leddy also serves on AARP’s National Policy Council which is responsible for making annual public policy recommendations to the AARP Board of Directors.”AARP is an effective voice for the needs of older Americans and I look forward to working closely with the Vermont staff and volunteers to make a difference in the lives of fellow Vermonters,” said Leddy. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization with 128,000 members in Vermont and 40 million members nationally. Through a wide array of special benefits, services, and information resources, AARP helps members make important choices, reach their goals and dreams, and make the most of life after 50. ###
On Tuesday, I wrote about Twitter – how it had grown to nearly 1 billion users in a decade of existence.Someone wrote me and raised this point. Twitter engaged in new technology and carved out a new niche or area of the marketplace. Credit unions are pigeon-holed into financial services, where the commoditization of services makes it hard to gain market share.I immediately thought of a TED talk, and one that I wrote about last year.It is this one: Benjamin Zander and the Transformative Power of Classical Music.Let me set the scene.Mr. Zander acknowledges that only 3% of America really likes classical music. While many are depressed within the classical music community with that number, do not include him among the Debbie Downers. With a smile, he says the following… continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
continue reading » We’ve all seen Jaws and other shark movies. A group of swimmers are enjoying a day at the beach, swimming in the ocean, blissfully unaware of the danger lurking below. The trailers for these movies usually feature an ominous voice saying something to the effect of: “just when they thought it was safe to go in the water…”There’s a shark that credit unions should watch out for too – no, I’m not talking about a great white or a hammerhead, but rather Unfair, Deceptive, and Abusive Acts and Practices, or UDAAP. Even when it seems that a consumer finance law might not apply to a credit union, UDAAP could be lurking nearby ready to sink its teeth into a credit union that gets too close. Last month, UDAAP emerged from the depths to enforce debt collection practices standards where it had previously seemed safe to tread – i.e., where the FDCPA did not directly apply.CFPB v. Cash StoreLast month the CFPB announced a consent order with Cottonwood Financial, Ltd., which was doing business as Cash Store – a non-depository lender of title loans, payday loans, and high-interest small dollar loans. The consent order alleged the following debt collection practices: calling some borrowers 15 times or more in one day; calling the borrowers’ friends, family members, and employers; disclosing the existence of the debt to third parties; and calling a borrower’s employer even after being told that continued calls could jeopardize the borrower’s employment. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
“I am concerned about it,” he told AFP.An initiative named Covax and backed by the World Health Organization, as well as CEPI and the global vaccine alliance group Gavi, aims to buy and equitably distribute two billion doses in 2021. Ninety-two developing countries and 80 developed countries have signed on, and the European Union on Monday announced a contribution of 400 million euros.But the United States is refusing to join the effort.”We will not be constrained by multilateral organizations influenced by the corrupt World Health Organization and China,” said White House spokesman Judd Deere on Tuesday. Order of Priority? Covax has only managed to secure 300 million doses to date from AstraZeneca, the pharmaceutical group that also signed separate partnership deals with the United States, Europe, Russia, South Korea, China, Latin America and Brazil. Novavax, a US biotech company, says it has formed a partnership with an Indian group to produce up to a billion doses of its potential vaccine in India.CEPI’s negotiations, mainly funded by public and private donations, including from the Gates Foundation, are “ongoing” with other laboratories, but no deal has been announced, not even with the US firm Moderna, in which CEPI invested very early. The several million dollars given to Moderna are no match for the $2.5 billion invested subsequently by the US government.”While we have stayed in close touch with Moderna… for that small scale early stage agreement, you can’t have those kinds of commitments,” said Hatchett.The ideal goal for the WHO is that every country receives vaccinations for 20 percent of its population, starting with the most vulnerable people no matter what their nationality, including health workers.Despite the competition, Covax hopes that with 172 members, the initiative will be able to negotiate good prices.”That’s one of the reasons that we are asking countries to now make their commitments to the facility so that we know on behalf of how many countries we’re negotiating,” said Hatchett. “The more countries that negotiate together, the stronger the purchasing power, and the easier the price.”But the European Union is striking its own accords with laboratories, with 1.3 billion doses already acquired, and has not yet said if it will use the WHO facility. In the longer term, Hatchett says that CEPI still has to raise between $700 and $800 million remaining of the $2.1 billion needed to continue the vaccine research, because there is no guarantee that any of the vaccines currently under development will actually work. Topics : Richard Hatchett, the head of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), is worried.His job is to ensure that future vaccines against COVID-19 will be shared on an equitable basis around the world, but the United States, Europe and other rich countries have already reserved the first doses for themselves. Just seven months after the outbreak of the pandemic, and even before clinical trials of experimental vaccines have ended, some developed countries (the United States, Britain, the European Union, Canada and Japan) have put in orders for at least 3.1 billion doses, according to an AFP count. US President Donald Trump blazed this particular trail: His administration signed contracts guaranteeing at least 800 million doses from six manufacturers for a population of 330 million, to be delivered starting at the end of the year for some of the doses.”The US is potentially in a situation of oversupply if all of the vaccines that they’ve invested in are successful,” Hatchett told AFP in an interview from London. The American said he understood national leaders are serving their own people as a priority, but called on Washington to behave like a global leader and share its doses with other countries.”What we need to persuade global leaders is that as a vaccine becomes available in these initially limited quantities, it needs to be shared globally, that it shouldn’t be the case that just a handful of countries get all of the vaccine that is available in the first half of 2021,” said Hatchett, who wants at all costs to avoid the scenario of 2009, when rich countries managed to bag the first vaccines of the H1N1 flu.
May 2021 Newcastle United v Arsenal (May 1)Arsenal v West Brom (May 8)Chelsea v Arsenal (May 12)Crystal Palace v Arsenal (May 15)Arsenal v Brighton (May 23) Comment 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 movesFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Mikel Arteta explains what really concerned him when he took charge of ArsenalMORE: Robin van Persie recalls first memories of ‘world class’ former Arsenal winger Metro Sport ReporterThursday 20 Aug 2020 9:04 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShares December 2020 Spurs v Arsenal (December 5)Arsenal v Burnley (December 12)Arsenal v Southampton (December 15)Everton v Arsenal (December 19)Arsenal v Chelsea (December 26)Brighton v Arsenal (December 28) September 2020 Fulham v Arsenal (September 12)Arsenal v West Ham (September 19)Liverpool v Arsenal (September 26) Advertisement January 2021 West Brom v Arsenal (January 2)Arsenal v Crystal Palace (January 12)Arsenal v Newcastle United (January 16)Southampton v Arsenal (January 27)Arsenal v Man Utd (January 30) November 2020 Arsenal v Aston Villa (November 7)Leeds United v Arsenal (November 21)Arsenal v Wolves (November 28) October 2020 Arsenal v Sheffield United (October 3)Man City v Arsenal (October 17)Arsenal v Leicester City (October 24)Man Utd v Arsenal (October 31) February 2021 Wolves v Arsenal (February 2)Aston Villa v Arsenal (February 6)Arsenal v Leeds United (February 13)Arsenal v Man City (February 20)Leicester City v Arsenal (February 27) April 2021 Arsenal v Liverpool (April 3)Sheffield United v Arsenal (April 10)Arsenal v Fulham (April 17) Arsenal v Everton (April 24) March 2021 Burnley v Arsenal (March 6)Arsenal v Spurs (March 13)West Ham v Arsenal (March 20) Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta (Picture: Getty)Arsenal will begin their 2020-21 Premier League campaign against newly promoted Fulham at Craven Cottage on September 12.The Gunners also travel to champions Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United in a tough opening couple of months to the new season.A mouthwatering Boxing Day clash with bitter rivals Chelsea is another standout encounter in Arsenal’s fixture list, which ends at home to Brighton and Hove Albion on May 23. Arsenal finished last season on a high by winning the FA Cup (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta’s side finished eighth in the top-flight last term – ten points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and 43 behind champions Liverpool.ADVERTISEMENTAnother mixed campaign did at least end with some silverware, however, as Arsenal defeated London rivals Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup final.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe new, rearranged Premier League campaign will run from Saturday September 12 through to Sunday May 23, 2021.Next season’s Champions League group stage will get underway on October 20, at the same time as the Europa League’s group stage return.Wembley will host the Community Shield on Saturday August 29, with the traditional curtain-raiser for the new season seeing Arsenal face Liverpool.More: 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 Advertisement Arsenal’s 2020/21 Premier League fixtures in full
300 Club – Pascal Blanqué, global chief investment officer at Amundi, has become a member of the 300 Club, a group of top investment professionals who collectively aim to challenge mainstream investment practice by speaking out publicly. Blanqué is the 17th member of the club, after Jan Straatman, global CIO at Lombard Odier Investment Managers joined last month.Aviva Investors – Christian Taphoorn has been named senior client relationship manager for Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg (Benelux). He is responsible for client relations with institutional and wholesale clients, and reports to Catrinus van Willigen, Aviva’s managing director for Benelux. Taphoorn joins from BlackRock, where he has held a similar position since 2012. Earlier, he worked for PingProperties, developer of Dutch real estate funds, and commercial property investor DTZ Zadelhoff.Confluence — Katie Kiss has been appointed director of performance analytics at financial reporting data firm Confluence, to work in its London office. She was previously global solution manager for performance at SS&C Technologies, and before that, UK head of performance at UBS Global Asset Management. Kiss will report directly to Philippe Grégoire, managing director of performance analytics at the company.Danica Pension — Lars Ellehave-Andersen has been hired by Danica Pension, and will be spending his first year at the group as interim head of Danica Pension in Norway. On August 1, 2016, he will start work as the new commercial director of the Danica group in Denmark, becoming a member of its board. Ellehave-Andersen recently left pension provider PFA, having been its chief commercial officer. Lombard Odier Investment Managers — Gregor Gawron is joining Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) to head up its new catastrophe (CAT) bond and insurance-linked strategies (ILS) team. He was most recently at Dynapartners in Zurich. LOIM is also hiring Simon Vuille and Marc Brogli to complete the three-person team. Vuille joins LOIM after working at a single family office, while Brogli, like Gawron, was working at Dynapartners. The new ILS team will be based in LOIM’s Zurich office, reporting to Jan Straatman, LOIM’s CIO.Nordea Asset Management — Mark Lovett is joining Nordea Asset Management as its equity CIO, to be based in Copenhagen. He will take over from Christian Hyldahl, head of Nordea Asset Management, who has been covering the equities role during the recruitment process. Lovett comes to the Nordea group subsidiary from Ignis Asset Management in the UK, where he was head of equities and deputy chief investment officer. Before that, he was co-CIO for European equities at Allianz Global Investors, and a member of the European management group responsible for the firm’s equity platform.Royal London Asset Management – Steve Webb has joined as director of policy and external communications. Webb was most recently the UK’s pensions minister, but also worked at the Institute for Fiscal Studies at as a professor of social policy at Bath University.
ANISE MORE QUEENSLAND REAL ESTATE NEWS: Developer: AV Jennings Price: Second stage of townhouses, including two and three-bedroom designs, ranging from $459,000 to $579,900. Location: Anise is at 461 Beckett Rd, Bridgeman Downs Luxury car seller pockets $4M Where have all the sellers gone? Anise has a range of completed designs and a range of floorplans for buyers to choose from, including the popular Liquorice design, which features three bedrooms with an additional lounge area.Ally and Kevin Royce, who have moved to Anise after living at The Gap for 31 years, said the decision to downsize was not easy, but they welcomed the opportunity to recreate their life personally and financially.“Finding ourselves empty-nesters, we started to consider downsizing. Too much of our precious spare time was being spent maintaining a large home and a pool that was infrequently used,” Mrs Royce said.“We had driven past Anise and were drawn to the interesting architectural style of the homes, and its prime location. We believe Anise represents good value for money.“We fell in love with the Fennel design. It was very clever and functional with a ground floor master bedroom, and it was not too much of a downsize, with adequate space to accommodate and entertain family and friends.“We wanted minimal maintenance and our new home is well designed for that. We love to travel, and this home truly affords us a ‘lock-up and go’ lifestyle.”Mrs Royce said when they were at home, there was still the pleasure of swimming in the pool and visiting the community garden filled with plants including rosemary, mint and lavender, or relaxing in the park.AVJennings national development manager Angus Johnson said delivering spec builds had helped create more opportunities for different buyer types.“We have found buyers at either end of the spectrum – first home buyers and downsizers – really appreciate the opportunity to be able to inspect a new home before purchasing, or at least see it is coming out of the ground,” Mr Johnson said.“It gives them confidence the home they are buying matches its value and helps them picture themselves living in the space.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago“It’s still quite rare to have a spec-built home in a community, complete with resident amenities, so people can see they are not just buying a home, but a lifestyle.“For first time buyers, it means they can take advantage of the government grants associated with purchasing a new home and, for downsizers, it means they can move in much sooner than they would be able to if they were taking charge of the building process.”Sales at Anise have prompted the release of the second stage of townhouses, including two and three-bedroom designs, ranging from $459,000 to $579,900. Ally and Kevin Royce have moved to Anise after living at The Gap for 31 years.Ready-built townhouses have proven popular with downsizers seeking more certainty when buying a new home, with sales soaring at AVJennings’ Anise community in Bridgeman Downs after the completion of the first stage. ‘James Bond’ house sells to celebs
The St. Nicholas Trojans 5th and 6th Grade boy’s Basketball teams traveled to Greendale to take on the Tigers. The 5th Grade Trojans fell short to the Tigers by a score of 25-21. The 6th Grade Trojans were no match for the size of the Tigers and were also defeated 39-14. Courtesy of Trojans Coach David Hoff.
Latest Posts Bio State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Alexander Keefe of the Ellsworth Eagles lines up a backhand during the Eagles’ 5-0 shutout of the Mount Desert Island Trojan boys on Thursday at the Ellsworth Tennis Center.—HUGH BOWDENELLSWORTH — Rain on Thursday forced play indoors at the Ellsworth Tennis Center and, while the Eagle boys scored a 5-0 shutout and the Eagle girls won 4-1, the scores weren’t indicative of the closeness of the matches with MDI’s Trojans.In the boys’ competition, Spencer Small battled MDI’s Noah Bracken to a tough 8-6 win at first singles, and Nick Reese finally eked out a 9-8 win with a 7-2 tiebreaker over MDI’s Jeremy Hyde at second singles.At third singles, Alexander Keefe easily dispatched Ian Carbone 8-0.Both Ellsworth doubles duos also were easy winners. Dillon Toothaker and Tyler Small downed Duncan Smith and Max Timko 8-2, and Justin Harding and Brandan Albee bested Elliott Klaver and Donny Hansen 8-1.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the girls’ competition, Ellsworth’s Miranda Grant downed Rebecca Thormann 8-3, but the other four matches were extremely tight.At second doubles, Alyson Yau and Hannah Worcester scored MDI’s only win, nipping Danel White and Paige Lewis 9-7.For the Eagles, Ashley Harding edged Addie Maxwell at second singles, Clarissa Winkleman squeaked past Jessica Swanson at third singles, and Holly Wadman and Kaitlin Maloney bested Taylor LaCasse and Grace Robbins, all by 8-6 scores. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. admin Latest posts by admin (see all) House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014
A sense of excitement lies among the Wisconsin women’s hockey team as it prepares to face North Dakota in their WCHA season opener.The top-ranked Badgers (2-0-0) look to continue their 29-game winning streak this weekend as they take the ice for the first time at the Kohl Center Saturday afternoon. While the Badgers remain confident in their abilities, they are not overlooking the competition they will face.“They have a good hockey club, they get wins and are scoring threats,” head coach Mark Johnson said. “They are excited for their season just because of the personnel they have, so there are a lot of things they can be threats to.”North Dakota, ranked sixth nationally, is looking to have a successful season this year with the core from last year’s team still remaining. The addition of several European players to the Sioux makes them an unknown threat to the Badgers.“They are a very talented team offensively. … This year they got a few European girls, so they are definitely going to come out strong,” junior defenseman Stef McKeough said. “But I think we have a really strong [defensive] core and a lot of our forwards coming in to support us, so I think we be able to handle it.”Wisconsin started out strong in its opening series last weekend against Lindenwood, defeating the Lady Lions 24-0 in the two-game series.Offensively, the Badgers are looking to add to their goals total this weekend. While scoring does not appear to be an immediate problem for UW, the expectations still remain high.“Coach [Johnson] wants a full game from us,” senior forward Brooke Ammerman said. “If we keep our work ethic up, we should be successful.”The Badgers are excited to begin their league play with a competitive game and are aiming to emerge victorious.“Everyone is really excited,” McKeough said. “We just had a weekend off after playing Lindenwood the first weekend. We have been pumped up for like two weeks now to play this team, so I think we will come out strong.”While victory is the ultimate goal, the team still focuses on working together and improving collectively. At practice, UW has been working within their lines to solidify their confidence in one another.“At this time in the season, I think most teams are concerned with how they are playing,” coach Johnson said. “I have liked what I have seen up to this point, and now its time to get [the freshmen’s] feet a little wet against league competition.”In order to continue UW’s reign of success, emphasis on developing freshman is key. Getting the new players accustomed to the team and the pressure on the ice is something Johnson and his staff prioritize.“It will definitely be a test to see how they play against a WCHA opponent, but we believe in them and we see them improving every single day in practice,” McKeough said.Johnson hopes to give the freshman plenty of playing time in this weekend’s games. The contribution from underclassmen is key to a successful season, and after a week of preparation, the team would like to see it show Saturday.“I think we are ready,” Johnson said. “We have had a couple good weeks of practice, the group is energetic and we are looking forward to league games.”
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