Thursday, February 2, 2006GOV. DOUGLAS ASKS LT. GOV. DUBIE TO PROMOTE VERMONTS GREEN VALLEY AT INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL TECH SHOWMontpelier, Vt. – Governor Jim Douglas and Lt. Governor Brian Dubie today announced that the State of Vermont will send a team to the upcoming GLOBE international environmental technology trade fair in Vancouver, Canada to promote Vermont as an ideal location for sustainable, environmental industries. Governor Douglas said he asked Lt. Governor Dubie to head the team that includes the Vermont Department of Economic Development, Vermont Global Trade Partnership, and the Vermont Environmental Consortium at GLOBE 2006, a biennial trade fair and conference scheduled for March 29-31.Brian has been a leader in the promotion of the Green Valley – our effort to build a robust, sustainable environmental technology sector here in Vermont, Governor Douglas said. That leadership, coupled with his strong relationship with our Canadian neighbors, makes him uniquely suited to this task.I welcome the opportunity to promote Vermont and its environmental technology sector at such a prestigious event, Lt. Governor Dubie said. The Governor and I are both very committed to cultivating and attracting high tech environmental firms that will help us to make Vermont an even better place to live, work and raise a family. The Green Valley is a critical part of the Agenda of Affordability, Governor Douglas continued. Working aggressively to retain and recruit firms who utilize and produce cutting edge environmental technologies will help secure our economic future and ensure that the next generation of Vermonters have good, high-paying job opportunities that permit them to own homes and raise their families here, he said.The Vermont Environmental Consortium is a partnership of environmental technology firms, educational institutions, and other groups interested in promoting sustainable environmental industries.GLOBE 2006 showcases emerging environmental technologies and solutions from leading global technology companies. Organizers estimate that 10,000 environmental business leaders and corporate environmental managers will attend, and that over $625 million in estimated new business was generated at GLOBE 2004. For more information, visit the GLOBE Web site at: ###
continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Many credit unions have the best of intentions to create and launch amazing marketing campaigns, but when things get busy throughout the year, marketing is oftentimes the first thing to fade into the background. Now that 2019 is almost here, it’s time to start planning for next year’s marketing initiatives. If your credit union finds that marketing gets pushed off to the side each year, it may be more effective to commit to a few key elements rather than creating an exhaustive plan that will be difficult to manage. Here are 3 key items that will give your credit union the most bang for its buck next year.Improve Digital Advertising and FintechPaid ads are one thing that credit unions have been slow to embrace. Last year just 27% of credit unions claimed that digital marketing was a key part of their strategy, compared with 63% of larger financial institutions. The hesitation to invest in digital advertising is partially due to the uncertainty of its value and return on investment, although, the recent analytics don’t lie. This year, credit unions are expected to increase their marketing budget for digital advertising to better align and compete with the rest of the industry. Now, with targeted advertising and filters that allow credit unions to narrow their scope and better reach their audience, it’s no surprise that they are increasing their spend in areas such as Google Ads, Facebook ads, and more.
In addition to all this, in order to withdraw funds from European funds as intensively as possible, the initiative to join the City of Krk in the European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN) was accepted. The event was organized under the auspices of the European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN), and in addition to the presentations of the cities of all conference participants, the possibility of joining the association was opened, which allows its members to apply for various funds under programs that (co) finance cultural tourism. (like Interreg, Horizon or Erasmus platforms). In Spain, a presentation entitled “Valorization and presentation of the cultural heritage of the city of Krk: Creating a tourist brand” presented several projects related to the presentation and valorization of Krk’s cultural heritage, starting with “Story of Krk” as an online database data on the city’s tangible and intangible heritage have been consolidated, through recent horticultural interventions, together with an initiative related to defining standards of urban equipment in the protected area, all the way to the project of arranging the future city-diocesan museum which will be told in an innovative way. a story about the rich history of the town of Krk. During the Collegium of the City of Krk, the city’s participation in this year’s 12th International Conference for Cultural Tourism in Europe was presented, which took place in the Spanish city of Granada, between October 12 and 23, on the topic ” Culture and Heritage for Responsible, Innovative and Sustainable Tourism Actions ”. Source / photo: City of Krk; Krk Tourist Board
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – A strong all-round performance from Javeor Royal propelled Jamaica Under-19s to a four-wicket victory over ICC Americas Under-19s in the Regional One-day youth tournament yesterday.Important half-centuries from Cephas Cooper and Kirstan Kallicharran, as well as Jamie Cornelius, also saw Trinidad & Tobago Under-19s and Leeward Islands Under-19s collect victories in the second round of matches.Royal hit an unbeaten 66 from 29 balls that included one four and an incredible eight sixes to lead the Jamaicans’ successful chase of 195 for victory against the Americas at St Paul’s.Jamaica were under a little pressure, when Bhavindu Adhihetty held a return chance to dismiss Dominic Samuels for 42 in the 39th over, but Royal put the result beyond any doubt, scoring 44 of the 54 required in the remaining overs in an unbroken, seventh-wicket stand with Shalome Parnell, that carried his side over the finish line.Earlier, Royal had grabbed an impressive 6-32 from 9.5 overs, defying 75 from Akashdeep Gill and 52 from Arslan Khan, to lead the demolition of the Americas’ batting for 194 in 48.5 overs.At Conaree, Cooper hit six fours in the top score of an unbeaten 85 from 107 balls and a run-a-ball 74 from Kallicharran led T&T to a comfortable victory over arch-rivals Barbados.The pair shared an unbroken, third-wicket stand of 131 that ushered T&T past their target of 209.Earlier, Nyeem Young had led the way with 74, but Aaron Maniram snared 4-18 from nine overs to keep the Barbadian batting in check and help restrict them to 208 for eight from their allocation of 45 overs in the rain-affected contest.In the other match at Conaree, opener Cornelius hit seven fours and two sixes in 61 from 91 balls to pave the way for the Leewards’ successful chase of 136 against Windward Islands.He shared an opening stand of 102 with Kadeem Henry before they were dismissed within seven balls of each other, but the rest of the Leewards batting held their nerve against incisive bowling by Sealron Williams to get over the finish line with 12.4 overs remaining.Williams ended with 5-17 from six overs, but there were not enough runs on the board for him to end the match as the hero.Windwards’ batting had failed to click with West Indies Under-19 captain Emmanuel Stewart dismissed for just one and it took a rearguard 41 from Darron Nedd to beef up their total, as Mikyle Louis undermined them with 4-22 from 10 overs.
Worldwide, the Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center reported 2.9 million cases and 203,622 deaths. City of West Palm Beach Launches Mobile Pop-up Testing Site According to the Florida Department of Health, there were 31,528 total cases of COVID-19 in Florida as of Sunday morning.At least 1,074 Florida residents have died from COVID-19.Palm Beach County: 2,697 cases-155 deaths-Men: 1,339, Women: 1,299-409 hospitalizationsBroward County: 4,729 cases-170 deaths-Men: 2,340, Women: 2,259-889 hospitalizationsMiami-Dade County: 11,351 cases-301 deaths-Men: 5,881, Women: 5,297-1,291 hospitalizationsThe coronavirus death toll in the United States stands at 54,001, including more than 22,000 victims in the national epicenter, New York City. The country’s total number of cases was 940,797 on Sunday morning.
“I want to help other people, just like so many others helped me.”That’s Christian Peter’s mantra in life.It’s also the reason why Peter was the honoree at Infinity, the first fundraising event for the Tigger House Foundation, founded by Lisa and Richard Stavola after the death of their oldest son, Richard Jr., known as Tigger, from a heroin overdose.The event, held on the beach at Edgewater Beach and Cabana Club on Oct. 9, marked the second anniversary of Tigger’s passing. It was an overwhelmingly successful event for the charity that works with law enforcement, medical, legal, and mental health professionals to help those who struggle with addiction.Peter, 43, told his own unique story at the event, raising the hopes of both young people and their families in assuring them, “there’s always help there for you. There are people who want to help you.”He was brutally honest when sharing his story. Courageous, emotional, and inspiring, Peter bared all and expressed his dedication in helping others learn about addictions.Located in Middletown, the 12-bed house provides assistance for those suffering from heroin addiction and plays a key role in the Stavolas’ mission to have a positive impact by reducing the death rate of heroin and opiate addition, which, they believe, is “an epidemic in our community.”Peter, the former leader of the Blackshirt Defense at the University of Nebraska, former New York Giant before he retired in 2007, is a positive thinker. He’s also a determined individual who was taught during his developmental years that if you really want to do something, do it all the way. That’s what got him a scholarship to the University of Nebraska after playing only one year of football at Middletown High School South. That’s what helped the Eagles gain the state title in 1990 with their undefeated record. That’s what got him into Nebraska’s Football Hall of Fame in 2006. That’s what got other professional football teams – the Patriots, Colts, and Bears – to want him on their side.But that’s also what got him into alcohol addiction and trouble with the law.In order to straighten himself out, he had to look closely at what he didn’t like about himself. He had to put ego aside and change certain aspects of his personality, of his lifestyle. He did it. But a few years after righting himself, when he thought he didn’t need any more help or medication or counseling, he slid back into some bad habits.Fortunately, he managed to retain the Peter concept of “doing it all the way” and made a commitment. He would better himself. He would get clean. He would focus. He would become the loving husband, caring father, and successful businessman he is today.Peter says what helps him the most in his everyday battle to fight alcohol addiction, is helping others. “I love supporting others. Helping someone solve their problems isn’t just a help to the individual, it’s a help to me. I become less selfish, less self-centered.”Peter is far from selfish. He doesn’t mind telling his story about the bad times he’s been through; he laments openly and sincerely about the pain he caused his parents, his brothers, his sister, his extended family. He does it all because he sees it as a way of aiding others. And that’s what Christian Peter is all about.Nor was Christian the only son who conquered his addiction. His younger brother, Jason, was a heroin addict and Peter reached out to help him as well. Their sister, Ashley, the youngest of the four Peters, reiterated this week how very proud she is of her oldest brother, “Christian will do everything and anything to ensure his past mistakes are not repeated. He’s built a connection to a younger generation of addicts and I have to think they respond to him because of his candor. He’s an open book and incredibly selfless. I couldn’t be prouder.”Brother Damian is married, has two children and lives in Fair Haven, and the entire family is close-knit and loving. Peter added he talks to his mom frequently, sees his parents as often as possible.Looking back, Peter can see now, both from his own experience and from professional and expert studies on the problems, behind so many drug or alcohol addictions there are underlying mental issues. “It all stems from something mental,” he explains with intensity. “Addicts have fears, are depressed, they don’t feel good in their own skin. Some have ADD, or are dyslexic. There’s always something mental behind it. They look to self-medicate; they think they can feel better, can like themselves more; they’re going for some kind of relief.”For himself, Peter said he masked his own dislike of himself by playing football. It made him feel good. It made him forget he had to read the same book 10 times before he could understand what he had read. It made him forget the insecurities he felt.But football wasn’t enough. Peter liked to party and learned that alcohol helped mask those same feelings that football did. And partying and drinking made him feel secure. So, in true fashion, he was doing it “all the way.”It wasn’t until he started to realize that there were more bad things with his new habits than good, that Peter started to straighten out. He credits the New York Giants with giving him a major boost up. They got him into Alcoholics Anonymous, they got him counseling and they got him the treatment he needed. But when it all worked, and Peter was doing and feeling just fine, he thought he could go it alone. Hence the relapse.Today, he knows better. He knows he has demons to fight every day. And he can fight these demons best by helping others. He had tried to help Tigger.Tigger was 12 years younger than Peter when Lisa Stavola called on the former football player for help for her son after she learned of his addiction. “Tigger was wonderful,” Peter recalls, a tinge of sadness in his voice, “he spoke from the heart. He was honest, he was decent. Like so many others, he was just trying to help himself, trying to self-medicate. It’s important to remember this: Tigger was not a bad kid trying to get good. He was a sick kid trying to get well.”Similar to how he had tried to help Lisa and Rick in dealing with their son’s illness, he’s continuing to help now, with the Tigger House Foundation. Service to others is a big part of Peter’s life. And an even bigger part of his continuing good health. “I constantly look back at my worst times and hope someone else isn’t having a similar experience. My moments of rock bottom urge me to reach out and help people. When I do, when I make a difference, my past becomes OK.”That’s how Christian Peter lives every day.See Two River People page 22 for photos from the Tigger House Foundation Infinity event. By Muriel J. Smith
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We got an inch and two-tenths this last rain, which was the most rain we’ve had in a long time. It will help the double-crop beans a lot. The first planted beans I don’t think it will help much. Most of the corn is already made but it hasn’t black-layered yet so it is still pumping a little moisture into the corn and might help kernel depth a little.We don’t have any beans dropping a lot of leaves yet. We don’t have a real early bean maturity out there. By the end of the month I think harvest will be right about on schedule.We could still have half decent yields. The beans have fairly good height and they look like they have a lot of pods. And, walking corn, I find corn that is pretty nice and then I find some that is not very good. I think we’ll be a little below average but not a huge amount for as dry as we were. We strip-till deep so we have a slot clear down in there for the corn roots to go down deep. We also use anhydrous, which helped this year. I saw some fields where they used 28% and the corn got pretty yellow because the corn didn’t have enough nitrogen. I am sure they put enough on, but I don’t think the 28% ever got enough moisture to move correctly over for the roots to get to it.We are going to stay with the plan with wheat acres this fall. It breaks up the season a little bit. We continue to do yield checks to see what yield penalty we pay in the other crops when we aren’t using wheat. I think the yield penalty is less for corn since we went to strip-till. This year that yield penalty may show up more with the adverse conditions.I would prefer for it to stay moist just a little longer to help settle the tile trenches after all of the ditching we did this year.
Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson lays up a shot against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson picked up where he left off on his record-setting night in Chicago earlier this season, making seven more 3-pointers and scoring 30 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 146-109 victory over the Bulls on Friday night.Thompson set an NBA mark in the first meeting between the teams on Oct. 29 by hitting 14 3-pointers as part of a 52-point night while playing only the first three quarters. He made three from long range in the first 70 seconds of the rematch and the rout was on in the most lopsided win of the season for Golden State.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Warriors took a double-digit lead after just 2:19 and the Bulls never got the game back within single digits. Jonas Jerebko banked in a 3-pointer from beyond half court at the end of the first quarter to give Golden State a 43-17 lead that grew to 44 points in the third quarter.Stephen Curry made back-to-back 3-pointers early in the third quarter to move past Jason Terry into third place all-time in made 3-pointers. He made five overall and finished with 28 points. His 2,285 career 3s trail only Reggie Miller (2,560) and Ray Allen (2,973) in NBA history.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsKevin Durant added 22 for the Warriors, his 15th straight game with at least 20 points.Zach LaVine scored 29 points to lead the Bulls, who have lost six straight games. Warriors: Visit Dallas on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Donovan Mitchell dominates as Jazz thrash Lakers TIP-INSBulls: Chicago had its largest first-quarter deficit in franchise history. … The Bulls allowed 18 3-pointers and made only nine. They have given up 103 more 3-pointers than they’ve made this season, the worst differential in the league. … G Kris Dunn finished with a minus-45 rating. … G Bobby Portis was on a 28-minute limit in his third game back from an ankle injury, but played less than 17 with the game out of hand early. He scored 16 points.Warriors: The 26-point lead after the opening quarter was the biggest for the Warriors since they led Sacramento by 30 points on Nov. 2, 1991. … Thompson’s 21 3-pointers in two games vs. Chicago are tied for the most ever in one season against the Bulls with the 21 made by Antoine Walker in four games in 2001-02. … Thompson is averaging 27.7 points over his last six games.UP NEXTBulls: Visit Utah on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View comments