Military Kids Camp

first_imgGeorgia 4-H and the Georgia National Guard will offer the annual Month of the Military Child Weekend Camp, Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26 at Fortson 4-H Center near Hampton, Georgia. The camp is open to military-dependent youth ages 12-15 years and costs $15 per child. Located near the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Fortson 4-H Center has 77 acres of forest, fields, ponds and wetlands. Registration for the weekend camp will close on Wednesday, April 15. For more information and to register a military youth, go to georgia4h.org/military/.Complete the camp forms and mail them to Brian Stone, University of Georgia, 329 Hoke Smith Annex, Athens, GA 30602; fax them to (706) 542-4373; or scan and e-mail them to [email protected] Payment can be brought to camp on April 24. Campers’ parents will receive detailed information by mid-April on arrival instructions and a list of what their child should bring to the weekend camp event.For more information, contact Brian Stone at [email protected] or (706) 542-7832, or Kara Coleman at [email protected] or (678) 569-5860.last_img read more

Douglas pushes clean air initiatives for wood burners, school buses, diesel engines

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas highlighted three clean air initiatives at his weekly press conference. The Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) is undertaking an Outdoor Wood-Fire Boiler (OWB) change out program, a Diesel School Bus Replacement Project and a demonstration project to upgrade diesel engines at sawmills.“I am proud of the actions we have taken in recent years to improve air quality and protect our environment,” said Governor Douglas. “Although we have among the cleanest air in the nation, we can always do more to reduce emissions. These three initiatives do just that and build on Vermonters long-standing commitment.”In 2007, Vermont became the first state to adopt a particulate emission standard for new OWBs. In 2009, Vermont adopted a more stringent “Phase II” particulate emission standard for new OWBs that will become effective on March 31, 2010. However, older OWBs are not subject to Vermont’s emission standards and are more likely to pose smoke nuisance and health threats for neighbors. OWBs that meet Vermont’s “Phase II” emission limit reduce pollution by 90 percent from older OWBs not subject to Vermont’s emission standards.To reduce the pollution and health threats associated with older OWBs, ANR is instituting a change-out program that will provide financial incentives to encourage the replacement of older OWBs with cleaner, more efficient OWBs. ANR is planning at this point to use $360,000 of monies from an environmental settlement agreement with the American Electric Power Company to replace 60 to75 older units based on age and nuisance potential. The Agency will evaluate the success of the change-out program and determine the need for further implementation.The Department of Environmental Conservation’s Air Pollution Control Division is conducting a project that will help to upgrade Vermont’s public school bus fleet by providing financial and technical assistance to school districts for accelerating the replacement of older buses with new buses equipped with state-of-the-art emissions control systems and idling reduction technology. To date, 27 school districts applied to participate in the program, and replacement of 37 buses has been approved.School districts are receiving cost-matching grants and technical assistance for purchasing new replacement school buses that will emit up to 90 percent fewer emissions and will have virtually no need to idle. Grant agreements have been developed with school districts to provide reimbursement for up to 50 percent of the cost of new buses. Funding for this project comes from up to $1.48 million from federal stimulus money provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. APCD is also providing on-going technical assistance to school districts throughout the process of identifying candidate buses for replacement, developing specifications for new buses, and disposing of replaced buses.Finally, Air Pollution Control Division, with assistance from the Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, is conducting a demonstration project involving sawmill operations that utilize stationary diesel engines. The demonstration project will provide financial and technical assistance to Vermont sawmills in repowering equipment with lower-emitting stationary diesel engines and help to evaluate this sector as a potential target for future efforts to reduce diesel emissions.This project will involve the removal of existing engines and their replacement with new engines certified to a more stringent set of emissions standards. Grant agreements will be developed in cooperation with sawmill owners to provide reimbursement for up to 50 percent of the cost. APCD is planning to use up to $160,000 of monies from an environmental settlement agreement with the American Electric Power Company. APCD will also provide technical assistance to sawmill owners throughout the process of selecting, developing specifications for, purchasing, and installing new engines as well as disposing of existing engines.“I encourage Vermonters to look into and take advantage of these new programs,” added the Governor.Source: Governor’s office. ###last_img read more

Vermont gasoline prices fall slightly

first_imgAverage retail gasoline prices in Vermont have fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.76/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.72/g, according to gasoline price website VermontGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices in Vermont during the past week, prices yesterday were 12.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 5.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has moved just 0.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 13.9 cents per gallon higher than this day a year ago.Unleaded Gasoline Average PricesVermontUSATrendTodayYesterdayOne Week AgoOne Month AgoOne Year Ago2.7672.7642.7752.8232.6362.7252.7222.7812.7232.583Lowest Regular Gas Prices in the Last 48 HoursPriceStationAreaThanks updateIrving86 Woodstock Ave & Tremont St Rutlandskempton Mon 9:18 PM updateMobil5 N Main St & West St Rutlandmarialv2singMon 2:03 PM updateMobil118 S Main St & Clover St Rutlandmarialv2singMon 2:02 PM updateStewart’s Shops661 Strongs Ave & S Main St Rutlandmarialv2singMon 2:01 PM updateCITGO239 S Main St & Curtis Ave Rutlandmarialv2singMon 1:59 PM updateShell429 Canal St near Lexington Ave BrattleboroJidsanupun 8 hours ago updateIrving564 Canal St & I-91 Exit 1 Brattleborogassilla 15 hours ago updateGulf661 Pine St & Lakeside Ave(Cumberland Farms) BurlingtonSqirlyone 2 hours ago updateGo-Go Gas2 Pinecrest Dr & Susie Wilson Rd Essex Junctionspeeddeaman 2 hours ago updateGulf146 College Pkwy near Mtn View Ave Colchesterspeeddeaman 2 hours ago updateShell262 Main St & Stevens St WinooskiJidsanupun 8 hours ago updateMobil469 Canal St near Fairview St BrattleboroJidsanupun 8 hours ago updateShell498 Riverside Ave & N Prospect St Burlingtonbruceha2000 25 hours ago updateGulf454 Riverside Ave near N Prospect St Burlingtonbruceha2000 25 hours ago updateShell93 Woodstock Ave near Tremont St Rutlandmarialv2singMon 2:20 PM Add this list of current gas prices to your websiteHighest Regular Gas Prices in the Last 48 HoursPriceStationAreaThanks updateMobil367 Brooklyn St & Wilkins St Morrisvillemontpelier28 Mon 9:30 PM updateShell713 Waterbury Stowe Rd near Blush Hill Rd Waterburysugarbushvt Mon 7:45 PM updateShell801 Williston Rd & East Terrace South Burlingtonspeeddeaman 2 hours ago updateCITGO1097 North Ave & Leddy Park Rd Burlingtonbruceha2000 25 hours ago updateMobil996 North Ave & Ethan Allen Pkwy Burlingtonbruceha2000 25 hours ago updateSunoco26 Congress St near Lower Main St Morrisvillemontpelier28 Mon 9:30 PM updateSunoco1302 Williston Rd near Patchen Rd(Accepts Price Chopper Program) South BurlingtonCrosley Mon 7:18 PM updateGiving Gas4348 Main St near Mehuron Dr(was a Mobil station prior to 7/4/10) Waitsfieldsugarbushvt Mon 7:45 PM updateGulf65 N Main St & Monkton Rd VergennesBIG454VAN Mon 10:20 AM updateShell760 Shelburne Rd & Swift St South Burlingtonbruceha2000 1 hour ago updateSunoco76 Center Rd near Sunset Dr Essex Junctionspeeddeaman 2 hours ago updateCITGOVT-15 & Brooklyn St Morrisvillemontpelier28 Mon 9:30 PM updateGulf20 Upper Main St & Congress St(Cumbys) Morrisvillemontpelier28 Mon 9:30 PM updateMobil33 VT-15 W & Sunset Dr Morrisvillemontpelier28 Mon 9:30 PM updateCITGO52 North Main St & Moran Ln Waterburysugarbushvt Mon 7:45 PMLegal Issues: As this site depends on visitor price updates, Vermont Gas Prices is not responsible for information inaccuracies, inconsistencies or errors. Vermont Gas Prices reserves the right to make changes to any of the site content at any time without notice. Source: VermontGasPrices.com 7.7.2010last_img read more

What obstacles come between you and your credit union members’ financial needs?

first_imgWhat makes somebody choose a brand, return to it for repeat business, and tell their friends how great it is? Across every industry, there’s a common answer. The companies and brands that thrive are the ones that remove pain points to create remarkable experiences for their consumers.How can your credit union remove pain points and create a member experience that gets people raving about you and better yet, using you more? Let’s take a look at a few brands that have done it well and how you can adapt their success strategies to your own situation.Brands That Have Done It WellWarby Parker® revolutionized the once clunky, expensive process of trying on and purchasing glasses. The company created a dynamic and seamless online consumer experience, including a 5-day home trial that gives consumers the opportunity to “test drive” the product. With a strong online presence and a limited number of retail locations, they were able to reduce price while maintaining a high level of interaction and engagement. As the cherry on top, Warby Parker donates a pair of glasses to those in need for every purchase.Dollar Shave Club® also used an online strategy to improve the process of purchasing razors. While purchasing a razor sounds like a pretty simple process, DSC realized there was opportunity to address two key consumer pain points: the high cost of razors and the challenge of having a new razor right at the moment of need. By creating a commitment-free, fee-free, and (importantly) hassle-free online subscription program for affordable high-quality razors, DSC streamlined the razor purchase process and gave consumers a better alternative to traditional purchase methods.What about improving processes that aren’t online? Shake Shack® offers a great example. Shake Shack took what was once thought to be an unchangeable, sub-par product (fast food) and revolutionized the experience through higher quality sourced ingredients, quick friendly service and a fair price point. When their success led to another pain point – long lines – Shake Shack installed a webcam that allowed customers to check ordering wait times online. This alleviated the consumer pain point, mitigated their traffic issue, and reinforced their innovative, customer-focused positioning.How You Can Improve the Member ExperienceLet’s face it, there are a lot of processes at your credit union. That means there’s probably a fair amount of room for improvement. To get started, you should conduct an audit of all member experience points to determine where the pain is. From there, you’ll want to prioritize the pain points in terms of member usage level, impact of overall member experience, and value to the credit union if resolved. Here are a few questions to consider.In BranchWhat obstacles come between you and your members’ financial needs?Are the wait times in your branch and phone centers long?Are you giving your member access to their product/service immediately?OnlineIs your website optimized for mobile and tablet use?Is the online experience intuitive, helpful, engaging, and interactive?Does the online experience match the in-person experience and your brand?OfferingsAre your products/services easy to understand and use?How do your products/services add value to members’ lives?Do you know when, how, and why you lose members, accounts, loans, etc?Reviewing each of these areas and addressing inefficiencies will not only lead to a happier member, it will also help improve your bottom line.SummaryWarby Parker, Dollar Shave Club, and Shake Shack are all well-known, successful brands that are booming. Why? Because they’ve removed stumbling blocks to make it easy and enjoyable to do business with them.If you want your credit union to inspire lifelong loyalty, positive conversations, and devout product use, take a close look at where the pain points are in your processes. Then do everything you can (within reason) to remove those pain points and create a remarkable experience for your members. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Natalie Powers As the Director of Client Strategy and Operations for Third Degree’s North Carolina office, Natalie focuses on new initiatives while driving strategic marketing efforts for credit unions from coast … Web: www.thirddegreeadv.com Detailslast_img read more

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This is how he dies for his destination and breaks the status quo

first_imgPhoto: FB Tatjana Rau When you’re small, then you have to be fast, agile, proactive, creative, and innovative to stand out in the crowd and fight the big ones. This is exactly what Mirko Bačić, the director of the Tourist Board of Županja, is doing. a great spectacle in the middle of Zagreb. All with the aim of promoting and branding Županja and announcing its biggest event – Šokačko sijelo. This event has been representing carnival customs and other folklore original contents for more than half a century, so this year in its 52nd edition it will once again show all the beauty of the original folk costumes, chariots and horsemen, the folk word will be heard again – Slavonians. Last week (February 15.02), hundreds of Županja residents proudly presented the upcoming 52nd Šokačko sijelo on Ban Josip Jelačić Square. Of course, we can always say that it could have been done much better, but the people of Županja gathered their strength, joined forces with one goal and got the most out of the whole situation that they can and know. And that is exactly what is most important. Proactivity and desire for development. They showed how it is always possible, no matter what. This is a story of how he fights for his destination, how he dies and how the status quo collapses, with all the flaws and troubles, in spite of everyone and everything. They said that the Days of Croatian Tourism in Slavonia could not be held, but it would still be held. Even some Slavonian tourist boards lobbied not to support the whole initiative, because it disturbs their status quo. Unbelievable, but true. But this is a story I will tell on another occasion, and the motive of this article is just the opposite. Along with Slavonian tamburitza players in the center of Zagreb, a big Šokac wheel was danced, KUDs presented themselves, and this was a great opportunity for the promotion and tasting of autochthonous Slavonian products (kulin, honey, Slavonian plum brandy, wine, jams, cheese, leaves, etc. .). Thus, in the best way, with the focus of the national media, they called on all citizens of Zagreb to from February 23 to March 5 come to Županja for the oldest and largest manifestation of traditional culture of the Županja region – 52. Šokačko sijelo. Yes, it is certainly much harder to work to develop tourism on the continent, but I personally mind because the good majority is guided by the slogan that nothing can be done and they adhere to the status quo. It is possible, in fact, especially today in the 21st century and the opportunities offered by the online world. Only the will is important. center_img Small tourist boards, especially those on the continent, do not have nearly the same prerequisites as those at sea. First and foremost, they do not have the financial or logistical conditions to be in a somewhat equal match with other maritime TZs. Not to mention the statistics of the number of arrivals and overnight stays, investments and much less support from the Ministry of Tourism or the CNTB. It is possible to make a show and tell a story without a “budget”, ie with the minimum budget that every tourist board has. For all the effort and proactivity, Mr. Mirko Bačić deserves every praise and great respect. I hereby call on the CNTB to support such stories and people, and not those who only know how to whine and stick to the status quo. In the table for collecting points related to co-financing, this category should be at the top, which should bring the most points. Of course, they also used their visit to Zagreb to get closer to the national media, so they presented their story in the show Dobro jutro, Hrvatska on HTV and through various other media appearances. O Županjo, you are always dear to me – the slogan of the 52nd Šokački sijelo These are the ambassadors and heroes of our tourism. He could say you can’t, I don’t have money, the CNTB doesn’t see me, etc.… he could find hundreds of reasons to stick to the status quo. And probably no one would tell him anything, because what can a director of the tourist board from distant Županja do. Screenshot Zupanjac.net Fair and honest. Let’s support those who want and are involved in development. The glove is thrown again, what is your excuse?last_img read more

Indonesian Basketball League season put on hold amid COVID-19 fears

first_imgThe Indonesian Basketball League (IBL) has suspended the ongoing 2020 season following the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic.“Our decision was not just based on our concerns over players and officials’ wellbeing, but also the fans and everyone involved in the 2020 IBL,” the league organizers said in a statement on Friday.The league said it would continue cooperating with the national authorities to discuss when to resume the 2020 season.“We will resume the competition as soon as we are sure that conditions are safe for all,” league organizers added.The organizers said full refunds would be provided for tickets already purchased and that they would keep fans updated on the future of the 2020 season via iblindonesia.com. Topics :last_img

Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool in Kai Havertz transfer battle

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Coral BarryThursday 22 Aug 2019 12:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool in Kai Havertz transfer battle Havertz is hot property among the biggest clubs (Picture: Getty)Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool have registered a transfer interest in Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz, according to reports in Germany.The 20-year-old is a rising star in the Bundesliga and has caught the eye of almost every top club in the world.After scoring 20 goals last season, Havertz is expected to push for a move in the summer of 2020.German outlet Sport 1 claim Premier League giants Liverpool and Manchester City are battling for Havertz and will face competition from United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Spain’s two biggest clubs.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Comment Bayer Leverkusen want £91m for the youngster (Picture: Getty)While Havertz has a good relationship with Bayern, the youngster is thought to be a life-long Barcelona fan.However, Havertz is yet to make an decision on his future and appears ready to hear out his suitors.The spending power of the English quintet could be key and Leverkusen are hopeful a bidding war will erupt for the Havertz’s services, who can play through the middle or on either wing.Havertz joined Leverkusen as an eleven-year-old and has risen through the club’s youth ranks, breaking into the first-team in the 2016/17 campaign.MORE: Eddie Nketiah sparks wild celebrations from Arsenal legend Ian Wright with dramatic winner for LeedsMore: 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 Five Premier League clubs are chasing the playmaker (Picture: Getty)Real Madrid and Barcelona are also keen on Havertz and the attacking midfielder appears set to have his pick of Europe’s biggest clubs.AdvertisementAdvertisementBayern Munich are desperate to poach Havertz from Leverkusen, but their Bundesliga rivals are set to demand a stunning £91million for the German.After watching Benfica collect £113m for Joao Felix this summer, Leverkusen are confident they can demand a similar fee for Havertz.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 Citylast_img read more

Manchester United should have signed Arsenal legend Tony Adams, says Phil Neville

first_imgManchester United should have signed Arsenal legend Tony Adams, says Phil Neville Neville praised Adams’ leadership (Picture: Getty)Adams was a vital cog in the Gunners’ title victory and Wright says his work with young players set him apart.‘He was always talking, especially with the young players,’ said Wright.‘Once they got into the first team – [the likes of] Ashley Cole, Ray Parlour – Tony almost just had them in training to coach them. “Don’t go here, push here” all that, he was just brilliant.’MORE: Michael Ballack urges Kai Havertz to hold off Chelsea or Manchester United transfer Tony Adams’ career at Arsenal spanned three decades (Picture: Allsport)Former Manchester United ace Phil Neville says Tony Adams is the one Arsenal player he wished Sir Alex Ferguson had signed. The 53-year-old spent his entire career at Arsenal and won the title on four occasions in his 19-year spell with the Gunners.Adams was entering the latter stages of his career by the time that Neville’s Manchester United started to dominate the Premier League but he was the England captain at Euro 1996.The defender was an inspirational leader for Tony Venables’ side as they came within a whisker of reaching the final on home turf and Adams was instrumental in ending Arsenal’s seven-year wait for a title in 1998.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTFerguson was a huge admirer of Adams and tried to sign him on a number of occasions. He once proclaimed that he was a ‘Manchester United player in an Arsenal blazer’. Comment Advertisementcenter_img Alex Ferguson once referred to Tony Adams as a ‘Manchester United captain in an Arsenal blazer’ (Picture: Getty)But Adams stuck with the Gunners and that title win in 1998 was at the expense of Neville’s United side, with the England Women’s boss admitting he wished Adams had made the move to Old Trafford.‘I think if I could have picked an Arsenal player to play for Manchester United I would have gone with Tony Adams,’ Neville told Premier League Productions.‘He was the best captain I played with for England. He was just unbelievable’.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 CityNeville was looking back on United’s 3-2 defeat to Arsenal at Highbury in 1997 alongside former Gooner Ian Wright.It was Arsene Wenger’s first victory over Sir Alex Ferguson and it proved vital as the Gunners beat United to the title by a single point. Sean KearnsWednesday 13 May 2020 2:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisementlast_img read more

Family seals deal after bidding battle at auction

first_imgThe home at 25 Bride St, Wynnum.STRONG bidding ensured the sale of a renovated character home in Wynnum on the weekend. The five-bedroom home at 25 Bride St sold for $915,000 under the hammer. Marketing agent David Lazarus, of Belle Property Manly, said three bidders registered for the auction and two actively vied for the property. “We had an opening bid of $800,000 and strong bidding to $900,000,” he said. “We stopped there and negotiated a little bit more. We put it on the market at $915,000 and that’s where it stayed.”More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The kitchen at 25 Bride St, Wynnum.Mr Lazarus said about 40 groups inspected the home during the marketing campaign and 30 people gathered to watch the property sell on auction day. He said the successful buyers were a local family. “The new owners are upgrading from Wynnum West and the sellers have bought a place on the Esplanade,” he said. “They were all very happy with the result.”Mr Lazarus said the Wynnum property market was bubbling along nicely.“I reckon clearance rates are sitting at about 80 per cent for the year,” he said.last_img read more