Vermont Business Magazine On Monday, 16 April 2018, the RuralEdge (RE) Board of Directors approved the decision to close Scenic View Community Housing, in Westfield, Vermont, because RE can no longer afford to keep the facility operating. RuralEdge announced the decision in a statement issued today.“The significant costs of running Scenic View for the past two years has caused an untenable financial situation for the RuralEdge organization that requires immediate action,” stated Louise Bonvechio, Chair of the Board for RuralEdge. “Those costs have seriously impacted RuralEdge’s various real estate projects, programs, and services.”“Closure of Scenic View is a process that begins immediately and is expected to be completed by the end of July 2018,” said Patrick Flood, RE’s Interim CEO. “We will be working closely with the people who are living at Scenic View, their families, and guardians, to find an appropriate new residence.”Flood told VBM: “We have to give 90 days’ notice to the residents. We will work hard to find the best placements possible in the area, but all residents will be placed in another residential care home or nursing home. We can’t be sure how long that will take, and it could be less than 90 days. The facility will close once all the residents are safely placed elsewhere.”Several years ago, RuralEdge decided to meet a need for housing for the area’s aging and special needs population by purchasing Scenic View.As a community development corporation primarily serving the Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans counties in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont (NEK), RuralEdge develops housing that is affordable for low and moderate-income families, seniors and people with disabilities.The organization manages over 600 housing units that are affordable and spread across 2,000 square miles in the most remote rural area of Vermont. RE operates a Home Ownership Center (HOC) providing Homebuyer Education, Financial Empowerment classes, Home Repair and Rehabilitation, and SASH, a Support and Services at Home program for seniors.RuralEdge not only provides access to quality housing that is affordable, it has also helped transform communities by rehabbing underutilized or vacant, deteriorated and sometimes fire-damaged properties in key locations, turning them into community assets.Source: Lyndonville, VT RuralEdge
5 0-year counselors to be recognized Attorneys, who have achieved 50 years in the practice, even if they spent part of their careers in other states, can be recognized for their dedication and service. The Florida Bar will recognize veteran lawyers during a luncheon at the Bar’s Annual Convention , Friday, June 28, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton. Both 50-year members of The Florida Bar and senior counselors will be recognized at the luncheon. The senior counselor program, which was recommended by the Out-of-State Division, will recognize current active and inactive Bar members who have practiced law for 50 years and have not previously been recognized for this accomplishment. Participants must write a letter stating their request to be considered for a 50-Year Senior Counselor Award and include a list of all bar memberships held with both start and end dates indicated. The cumulative 50 years in legal practice must have been completed by January 1, 2013, for this year’s honors. Letters should be addressed to: 50 Year Senior Counselor Award, attention Doris Maffei, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson St., Tallahassee 32399-2300, and must be received no later than Monday, April 15. For more information, contact Maffei at (800) 342-8060, ext. 5770 or email her at email@example.com . March 1, 2013 Regular News 50-year counselors to be recognized
September 1, 2015 Regular News Seminar on civics education training to be held at Bar’s Tampa Fall Meeting Seminar on civics education training to be held at Bar’s Tampa Fall Meeting M any Americans don’t understand how their government and courts work. That knowledge deficit has far-ranging implications. People who feel disconnected from their government are less likely to vote. They sit on the sidelines of democracy. Benchmarks: Raising the Bar on Civics Education is a Florida Bar program hoping to change that. Benchmarks is civics education for adults presented in an engaging and fun format that leaves participants wanting more. Attorneys who receive Benchmarks training can then make presentations to adult civic and community groups. A complimentary seminar to introduce attorne ys to Benchmarks will be held on Friday, September 18, from 8:30 to 10 a.m., at The Florida Bar Fall Meeting at the Tampa Airport Marriott. Register for the seminar by emailing Susannah Lyle at firstname.lastname@example.org g or calling 850-561-5669. The seminar — “Benchmarks: Raising the Bar on Civics Education” — offers 1.5 hours general credit and 0.5 ethicsFlorida Bar Benchmarks presentations cover a range of topics related to the courts, the U.S. Constitution, and the rule of law. They can be downloaded from The Florida Bar website. Attorneys can receiveCLE credit for making Benchmarks presentations: 1 ethics credit hour for each presentation for up to three presentations in a three-year reporting period.The Tampa seminar is presented by the Constitutional Judiciary Committee. To register: Email email@example.com or call 850-561-5669.
The Atlantic: When college students were asked to look one month either into the past or the future, they perceived the future as closer (“a really short time from now”), while feeling more “psychologically distant” from the past. Commuters at a Boston train center, when asked to do the same (for 12 months’ time), felt much closer to the future. A third group, Internet users anticipating Valentine’s Day a week in advance, thought the holiday was quickly approaching; a week after the event, others thought it had been over for quite awhile, now.Researchers led by Eugene Caruso of the University of Chicago established this phenomenon, which they call the “temporal Doppler effect,” through the above-mentioned studies. The next logical question — for those of us who already regretting something that’s ended or who are dreading an upcoming event — is whether we can make it stop. The researchers repeated their earlier studies, asking 80 college students to think about events either three weeks in the future or three weeks in the past. But this time, they created the illusion of traveling through space, via a head-mounted virtual reality system.Read the whole story: The Atlantic More of our Members in the Media >
The £10m contract related to UK shopping centres versus the return as measured by the Investment Property Databank’s UK Annual Index was agreed at an undisclosed price. The two banks also carried out the first sector-specific swap for UK retail in November 2005 and ABN Amro’s first UK office sector swap in January of this year. Cyrus Korat, head of structured credit trading at Merrill Lynch, said: ‘Sub sector swaps are generating a lot of demand and provide further evidence that clients are now comfortable with the product and the liquidity of the market and are looking to tailor it to their exact requirements.’Dean Atkins, global head of structured finance trading at ABN AMRO, added: ‘Investors can use these trades to take advantage of different return profiles among UK property sectors and now sub-sectors and therefore make strategic switches depending on market predictions.’CBRE-GFI acted as broker.
LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. From APRA eConnection DEWSBURY, U.K. – It is with sadness that we inform that on Thursday, May 3, Harry Wicks, former managing director of AMK Automotive Components Ltd. in Dewsbury, U.K., and former APRA European Board Member, died after a long battle with ill health. Wicks founded AMK in 1975, a company that he developed from a green field operation to the largest reman business in the U.K. AMK grew into the largest remanufacturer of motor components in the U.K., starting with an initial workforce in 1974 of two employees to 160 employees at present day, with an annual turnover of 11 million pounds. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.
CRC Industries, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of specialty products and formulations for maintenance and repair professionals and do-it-yourselfers, has announced three new personnel appointments to its marketing department to support the company’s continued growth through innovation.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Marcy Parker MBA has been appointed Director of Marketing for the Americas region. Parker will lead the department’s key branding, product and digital marketing initiatives. She brings more than 20 years of experience as a sales, marketing and analytics professional, and has served as market insights and analytics consultant for CRC since 2014. Prior to joining CRC, Parker held sales leadership and category management roles at Procter & Gamble Co. and The Clorox Company. John Rarick has been appointed Product Manager for CRC’s Industrial product lines and will lead the company’s cleaning and degreasing strategies. Rarick has more than 30 years of product management experience in both traditional CPG and industrial spaces, most recently at Zep, Inc. Prior to Zep, Rarick led segmentation and rebranding efforts at The Sherwin-Williams Company, General Electric and Armstrong World Industries. Jonah Rauch has joined CRC as Product Manager for the Automotive and Consumer product lines and will drive the go-to-market strategies for CRC Brakleen. Rauch brings 13 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket at Dorman Products, Inc., with more than 10 years of product management expertise.Advertisement CRC Industries new marketing personnel appointments include Marcy Parker, Director of Marketing for the Americas region, John Rauch, Product Manager, Automotive/Consumer, and John Rarick, Product Manager, Industrial. The personnel announcements were made by David Boer, CRC Industries VP of global marketing and strategic business development, who noted, “These highly experienced team members will help us to continue to develop effective, industry-leading marketing programs and innovative products that drive value with our customers and end users. I couldn’t be more excited about the expertise, insight and leadership they offer, and they will be a great fit with the wonderful CRC company culture.”
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ON JUNE 14 Railroad Development Corp and its affiliate Ferrovias Guatemala filed a claim for arbitration against the Republic of Guatemala with the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington DC, as provided for under the Central America – US Free Trade Agreement (Cafta).FVG is in dispute over the terms of its 1998 concession, and last year the government stepped up the pressure by declaring the rolling stock agreement lesvio, or ‘against the interests of the state’ (RG 11.06 p697). Since then, FVG has suffered mounting losses due to its inability to obtain credit and the growing unwillingness of its freight customers to do business.According to Chairman Henry Posner III, ‘RDC made heroic efforts to restore and operate the completely-abandoned national railway, and was on a solid financial path despite the failures of Ferrocarriles de Guatemala to meet its contract responsi-bilities. But the declaration of lesividad effectively derailed our business prospects.’ Accusing the government of ‘the worst kind of political manipulation’, RDC is seeking compensation in excess of US$65m. Posner says ‘RDC is fortunate that Cafta provides a fair and impartial forum outside the Guatemalan legal system’. The claim is the first to use the investor-state dispute resolution mechanism under Chapter 10 of the agreement. RDC has lodged three claims: wrongful indirect expropriation, failure to accord a Minimum Standard of Treatment, and failure to provide treatment equal to that afforded local investors.
A Nigerian in India has been arrested and charged with murdering his friend after a heated argument over who between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s best footballer, AFP news agency reports.The police say Michael Chukwuma, 21, got into a heated argument with his friend Obina Durumchukwu,34, on Sunday afternoon in the northern Mumbai suburb of Nallasopara, before stabbing him when they couldn’t agree on who was the better footballer between the Argentine and the Portuguese.The two Nigerians had apparently gotten together on Saturday night to celebrate Mr. Durumchukwu’s birthday, but the following morning an argument over football took a twist for the worst.“The two Nigerian youngsters were discussing football players. One is a fan of [Barcelona’s] Messi and the other was for [Real Madrid’s] Ronaldo. During the conversation a quarrel has taken place,” Reuters report the inspector to say.“The deceased threw a glass into the face of the accused person. The glass broke and caused small injuries. After that the accused took the broken glass and assaulted the deceased person who died due to heavy bleeding,” he added.