Vermont Tent Company Hires Event Rental Specialist

first_imgJulie Gauthier, formerly of ValleyRent-All in Waterbury, Vermont, has accepted the position of Event RentalSpecialist with Vermont Tent Company in South Burlington, Vermont. “I’mlooking forward to becoming a part of the Vermont Tent Company Team”, saidGauthier. “Vermont Tent Company is the leading Tent and Event RentalCompany in New England, and this position offers many uniqueopportunities. I have the chance to utilize my event planning capabilitiesand work with the most educated and professional organization in theindustry, you can say I am very excited!”Gauthier brings with her over 18 years of event planning experience and apassion for creating the perfect event. She also holds two of the highestcertifications in the industry, Certified Event Rental Professional andCertified Event Rental Manager. “We are thrilled with the recent additionof Julie Gauthier to the Vermont Tent Company Team. Julie’s certificationsand experience will further our position in the market place as offeringour clients only the most educated and experienced professionals in theindustry,” said John Crabbe, Owner and Founder of Vermont Tent Company.Since 1976 Vermont Tent Company has been supplying New England consumerswith superior event rental products. In addition, Vermont Tent Companyoffers event logistical and support services for weddings, corporate andprivate events, festivals, expo’s, etc. Rental products include: staging,dance floors, tents, tables, chairs, linens, china, glassware, flatware,lighting, pipe and drape, catering equipment, ovens, grills, and muchmore! To date, Vermont Tent Company currently employs the largest staff ofCertified Event Rental Professionals in the country. Vermont Tent Companycan be found online at www.vttent.com(link is external), at their showroom on 14 BerardDrive, in South Burlington, or by calling 800-696-TENT.last_img read more

ESTEY ORGAN MUSEUM HIRES ARCHITECTURAL CONSULTANT

first_imgESTEY ORGAN MUSEUM HIRES ARCHITECTURAL CONSULTANTBRATTLEBORO The Estey Organ Museum has hired River Town Design of Hartford, VT to prepare a Heritage Tourism Master Plan for four buildings in the Estey Organ Complex on Birge Street. The project is funded by a Preserve America grant awarded to the Town of Brattleboro by the Federal Department of the Interiors National Park Service with matching funds from the Town. Brattleboro was awarded status as a Preserve America community in 2005. The Estey Organ Museum has an agreement with the Town to oversee the grant. The project team of consultants will be led by George Turner of River Town Design. Turner, a NCARB registered Architect, has 25 years of experience with a particular interest in historic buildings. He has served on the Vermont Advisory Council on Historic Preservation since 1998 and is currently vice chair. In 1996 he was awarded the AIA Award for Excellence in Architecture for his work on the Museum of New Hampshire History. “We were extremely pleased with the quality and depth of the proposals, and are looking forward to working with River Town Design to explore the best way to rehabilitate and reuse these historic factory buildings,” said Christopher Grotke, president of the Estey Organ Museum.Other team members include Mary Jo Llewellyn, Architectural Historian; Peter Stevenson of Peter Stevenson Construction Management; and the North Springfield engineering firm of Stantec Consulting to assist with analysis of building systems and site. The Estey Organ Factory complex is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been undergoing revitalization over the past decade. The buildings that have undergone renovations now house a variety of businesses, apartments, and the Estey Organ Museum. For information about the museum visit the website www.esteyorganmuseum.org(link is external). For questions about the Preserve America Grant – [email protected](link sends e-mail).~ ~ ~last_img read more

Honduras Requests International Aid for Fight against Crime

first_img On February 1, Honduras requested international aid for the fight that the government is waging against high levels of crime, especially due to the participation of police officers in organized-crime activities, Security Minister Pompeyo Bonilla announced. “We’re requesting cooperation both in terms of recommendations and in terms of everything with which friendly countries might be able to help us,” Bonilla said following a meeting with ambassadors from various countries, in which Foreign Minister Arturo Corrales, Communications Minister Miguel Bonilla, and legislators participated. Honduras has a homicide rate of 82 per 100,000 inhabitants, the highest in the world, according to a UN report. Porfirio Lobo’s administration admits that the problem of insecurity in Honduras has gotten out of hand, upon the discovery in October that entire police precincts — some 14,500 men — were part of gangs engaged in drug trafficking, kidnapping, assault, murder for hire, and extortion. “There’s great cooperation with friendly countries; they’re collaborating with diagnostic studies and recommendations of what we should do (…) in order to respond to the Honduran people with peace and security,” the security minister emphasized. Bonilla mentioned a recent diagnostic study of the police force by Colombian experts, which reported “generalized corruption,” “indifference in providing services,” and “lack of training.” Three experts from the Chilean Carabineros, the country’s national paramilitary police force, have been in Honduras since January 29 to conduct an evaluation of the police and present recommendations on how to overcome the problems. On January 31, Congress approved a decree to purge the police, the Public Prosecutor’s Office, and the judicial branch through actions adopted by a commission made up of domestic and foreign experts. The commission will be able “to investigate within the National Police, throughout its structure and from top to bottom, acts of corruption, violations of human rights, crimes of various kinds, modes of operation in conducting criminal activities, police abuses in the various municipalities where they operate, and criminal structures existing within the police force.” By Dialogo February 03, 2012last_img read more

4 ways to put an end to negative workplace gossip

first_imgIdentify the instigatorsFigure out who the key gossipers are and address them one-one-one. Find a place to talk in private and confront the issue. Let the employee(s) explain their view of the situation so you can know the entire story, and make sure they understand the impact that negative gossip can have on the office. Be polite but clear in relaying your expectations for office behavior.Deal with the underlying causeWhen talking to individuals, find out the full story so you can better understand what’s causing the gossip in the first place. Often you’ll find out that the gossip is a symptom of a bigger issue. Figuring out that issue and working with your employees to solve it will often clear up any symptoms, like gossip.Get the whole team togetherAfter you’ve addressed specific individuals about the issue, get the whole team together and discuss the ramifications of negative gossip in general. Also use this time to share and promote positive gossip. Talking about and praising the good things an employee is doing can improve team morale and motivate others to strive for similar success.Set an exampleIf you hear gossip in the workplace, don’t encourage it, and definitely don’t participate. If negative comments are made to you, subtly change the subject. Employees look to you for guidance, so setting a negative tone can be very harmful to your office culture. Encourage good conversation and lead your team down a positive path. 42SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

US braces for ‘hardest’ week as coronavirus deaths mount

first_img“This is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans’ lives, quite frankly. This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only it’s not going to be localized,” U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams warned on Fox News on Sunday. “It’s going to be happening all over the country. And I want America to understand that.”New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday that new hospitalizations had fallen by 50% over the previous 24 hours. He cautioned that it was not yet clear whether the crisis was reaching a plateau in the state, which has a total of 4,159 deaths and more than 122,000 cases. (Graphic: https://tmsnrt.rs/2w7hX9T)Once the peak of the epidemic passes, Cuomo said a mass rollout of rapid testing would be critical to help the nation “return to normalcy.”Most states have ordered residents to stay home except for essential trips to slow the spread of the virus in the United States, where more than 335,000 people have tested positive and over 9,500 have died, according to a Reuters tally. But eight states, all of them with Republican governors, have yet to order residents to stay home: Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. Georgia, which has recorded 6,600 cases and more than 200 deaths, ordered residents to stay home but then allowed some beaches to reopen.Republican Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson defended his refusal to order statewide restrictions, saying the situation was being watched closely and that his more “targeted approach” was still slowing the spread of the virus.Adams, the surgeon general, said governors who had not issued month-long stay-at-home orders should at least consider one for the upcoming week.President Donald Trump expressed hope on Sunday the United States was seeing a “leveling-off” of the coronavirus crisis in some hot spots, citing the drop in deaths from Saturday in New York.”We see light at the end of the tunnel. Things are happening,” Trump told reporters.Church buses in parishioners A few churches were holding large gatherings on Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week in Christian churches.Pastor Tony Spell, who was arrested last week for holding services, summoned his faithful again, three weeks after Louisiana banned gatherings of 10 people or more.Louisiana has become a hot spot for the virus, reporting a jump in deaths to nearly 500 and more than 13,000 cases. The governor predicted the state would run out of ventilators by Thursday.New York Mayor Bill De Blasio said the city had enough ventilators to get through Tuesday or Wednesday, and he was seeking between 1,000 and 1,500 more from federal and state stockpiles, which he estimated had 10,000 and 2,800, respectively.Oregon, which has reported around 1,000 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, said it was sending New York 140 ventilators, machines that help people breathe after the virus attacks their lungs. Washington is returning over 400 of the machines to the Strategic National Stockpile for hard-hit states like New York.White House medical experts have forecast that between 100,000 to 240,000 Americans could be killed in the pandemic, even if sweeping orders to stay home are followed.Still, members of Trump’s coronavirus task force saw signs of progress in their fight against the virus.”We’re very hopeful that over the next week, although we’ll see rising number of cases and people who lose their lives to this illness, we’re also hopeful to see a stabilization of cases across these large metro areas where the outbreak began several weeks ago,” task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx told reporters. The United States on Sunday entered one of the most critical weeks so far in the coronavirus crisis, with government officials warning that the death toll in places such as New York, Michigan and Louisiana was a sign of trouble to come in other states.Still, governors of eight states resisted issuing stay-at-home orders aimed at slowing the spread of the respiratory disease, and some churches held large Palm Sunday services in defiance of such orders in their states.New York, the hardest-hit state, reported on Sunday that for the first time in a week, deaths had fallen slightly from the day before, but there were still nearly 600 new fatalities and more than 7,300 new cases. Places such as Pennsylvania, Colorado and Washington, D.C., are starting to see rising deaths.center_img Topics :last_img read more

NTT author vows to keep fighting sexual abuse amid vandalism case

first_imgAward-winning author Felix K. Nesi has said he will continue his fight against sexual abuse despite being recently named as a suspect in a vandalism case.”I will continue fighting in the campaign against sexual abuse. We in East Nusa Tenggara are a little late in uncovering sexual abuse cases, but that’s okay,” Felix, who won a literary award from the Jakarta Arts Council in 2018, told The Jakarta Post on Monday.On Friday night, Felix was temporarily detained by the Insana Police in North Central Timor regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), for allegedly vandalizing a parish clergy house.Felix told the Post that he had used his motorcycle helmet to  smash a window of the clergy house at the SMK Bitauni Catholic vocational school in a fit of rage on learning that the parish church had retained a priest whom he accused of “mistreating a woman”.“When I heard [that the priest] who had just had a problem with a woman in another parish had been transferred to a junior high school full of women, I went to SMK Bitauni,” Felix recounted in a Facebook post. Read also: NTT leaders declare campaign to end bride ‘kidnapping’ practice“I met with [the school principal]. I told him, ‘Please, Father principal, move [that priest] away from here’,” he wrote.Felix said that a couple of months later, he had checked in with the principal again and discovered that the priest, whom he called “Romo A”, was still at the school. He said he was overwhelmed with disappointment and damaged the school’s property.He told the Post that he had only learned about his suspect status from journalists.North Central Timor Police chief Adj Sr. Com. Nelson Filipe Diaz Quintas said that police had questioned witnesses about the incident.”Yes, [Felix] has been named as a suspect” [in the case],” Nelson confirmed with the Post. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

Riemen: Brexit may force Dutch pensions industry to look to France

first_imgThe Dutch pensions industry could seek to increase ties with France should the UK decide to leave the European Union in June’s referendum.Speaking at an Institute for Pensions Education conference, Gerard Riemen, director of the Dutch Pensions Federation, said the Dutch pensions industry had cooperated with the UK on pensions issues often and that a vote for Brexit would be seen as a great loss.“The UK is a partner that thinks along the same lines we do,” he said.“They have a pension-fund sector with a lot of capital, like us.” He said the Dutch industry would lose a “close friend” in the event of a Brexit, and that it would need to reassess its relationship with other European pension systems.He said the Dutch pensions industry communicated regularly with Germany’s, “but, because pensions over there are largely paid from financial reserves, their system differs from the Dutch one”.“There is a reason,” he added, “why we have stepped up investing in our relationship with the French.”Riemen said the French, like the Dutch, valued risk-sharing and solidarity in pensions, although he acknowledged that, in France, these principles are implemented in the first pillar, not through capital funding.He noted, however, an increasing interest in France for capital-funded pensions, similar to those found in the Netherlands.Janwillem Bouma, chairman at PensionsEurope, said he would also like to see the UK remain within the EU.He cited the financial transaction tax, the IORP II Directive and plans for European solvency rules for pension funds as areas where the Netherlands and the UK would cooperate.A spokesman for the Dutch Pensions Federation also highlighted the European Market Infrastructure Regulation and the proposed Capital Markets Union as areas where the Dutch could work with the “influential” UK pensions sector. Riemen did not, however, rule out cooperating with the UK on pensions altogether, even if it did vote to leave the EU.“Non-EU members, such as the Swiss and the Norwegians, are also represented in Brussels, after all,” he said.last_img read more

Discounts For Veterans, Active Duty On Monday

first_imgBelterra Casino Resort will show their appreciation to veterans and active military personnel by offering a complimentary meal on Veterans Day.Those interested will have an option between breakfast, lunch or dinner on Monday. Military personnel will need to show their military or veteran ID card to the buffet cashier during normal business hours (7-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m., 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.).The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #3183 Batesville, will hold a free Bean Soup & Chili Dinner for veterans and their spouses on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.Wagner’s Village Inn in Oldenburg will offer a complimentary chicken dinner throughout Veterans Day.Chili’s in Greensburg will offer a free entree to veterans and active-duty military Nov. 11.Ponderosa Steakhouse in Greensburg will offer veterans and active duty military a free buffet between 5-9 p.m.Red Lobster, which has two western Cincinnati locations and a restaurant in Columbus, is offering veterans and active military a free appetizer Nov. 11-14. Golden Corral will also hold its annual free military appreciation dinner Nov. 11 from 4-9 p.m. to anyone who has severed in the military.last_img read more

Gosling fined over betting breach

first_img “Gosling, who requested a personal hearing, admitted multiple breaches of FA Rule E8(b) for misconduct in relation to betting.” Gosling’s offences appear to be the result of a misunderstanding of the rules governing betting. Rule E8(b) states a player “shall not bet, either directly or indirectly” on matches involving themselves or their team as well as the competition they play in or have played in. The breaches in question do not relate to games involving Newcastle or Blackpool, where Gosling spent three months on loan earlier this season. The former Everton player has made three appearances for the Magpies this season, all of them as a substitute, following his return from Bloomfield Road. Newcastle midfielder Dan Gosling has been fined £30,000 and warned as to his future conduct after breaching football betting rules. The 24-year-old was charged by the Football Association earlier this month and after admitting multiple offences, requested a personal hearing. An FA statement said: “Newcastle United’s Dan Gosling has been fined £30,000, subject to any appeal, and warned as to his future conduct following an independent regulatory commission hearing. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more