Partnership revitalises Cross Pennine route

first_imgA partnership has revitalised the jointly-worked Carlisle-Newcastle Cross Pennine route 685, delivering fully integrated tickets.The hourly route (half-hourly between Brampton and Carlisle) has seen agreement, supported by local authorities, between Arriva North East, and Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire.Now, all daily and weekly tickets are accepted and sold on all buses between Carlisle, Brampton, Hexham and Newcastle, including m-tickets.It means people who want access to Stagecoach’s full Carlisle network no longer have to wait for a Stagecoach bus to be able to buy their weekly ticket. Likewise those travelling to Cobalt Business Park and other North East locations served by Arriva can now catch any Cross Pennine bus.The partners are now working on a technical solution to accept each other’s smart tickets.It follows timetable changes in November 2016 to improve punctuality and make every journey take the same route, along with external bus rebranding.As part of the promotion Arriva and Stagecoach are offering return travel for £5 on the 685 until 29 May.Matt Cranwell, Managing Director for Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire said: “The improvements are an example of how working in partnership with other bus operators and local authorities can deliver practical improvements for passengers.“We hope to further develop the offer for our customers in the future working in partnership.”Nick Knox, Area Managing Director at Arriva said: “We are pleased that all the hard work that has been done by Stagecoach, Arriva and our local authority partners in Cumbria and Northumberland has set the basis for delivering this exciting new ticketing development, following the launch of the new look ‘Cross Pennine” service late in 2016.“This really will give customers complete ticketing flexibility, improving value and convenience, and we look forward to further developing the Service 685 Cross Pennine with Stagecoach in the future.”last_img read more

Brattleboro Retreat’s 11th annual golf tournament raises $50K to benefit kids

first_imgBrattleboro Retreat,Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC,Craig Miskovich, representing Gold Sponsor Downs Rachlin Martin, tees off in hopes of winning a new car at the Brattleboro Ford Subaru sponsored Hole-in-One Contest during the Brattleboro Retreat’s 11th Annual Golf Tournament held Wednesday, August 3rd at the Brattleboro Country Club.Vermont Business Magazine More than 100 golfers played under sunny skies at the Brattleboro Country Club on Wednesday, August 3rd, to help make the Brattleboro Retreat’s 11th Annual Golf Tournament a record-setting success. With fundraising revenue marking an all-time high in the tournament’s history, the event netted more than $50,000 for the Brattleboro Retreat’s programs for children and adolescents. Tournament proceeds help fund therapeutic, recreational, and educational opportunities for children in five different Retreat programs including residential, inpatient, and school programs. This year’s Platinum Sponsors were Communicators Group, the Richards Group, and Sodexo. Tournament Gold Sponsors were Brattleboro Memorial Hospital; Brattleboro Savings & Loan; Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC; GPI Construction; the Melanson Company; Netsmart; WKVT radio; and WTSA radio.Tournament Silver Sponsors were Bast Investment Co.; Brattleboro Ford-Subaru; the Health Law Group; HP Cummings Construction; Jackson Lewis; Locum; S&S Painting and Decorating; and TD Wealth Management. Seventeen Bronze Sponsors and seventeen Hole Sponsors helped round out the list of event supporters.  “We certainly look forward to this special event each year. The enthusiasm and growing support of our fantastic sponsors, players, volunteers, and staff members is extraordinary,” said Dr. Louis Josephson, president and chief executive officer. “There’s lots of fun and camaraderie throughout the day, but the real winners are the kids in our care who will benefit from a host of opportunities made possible by today’s record-setting generosity.”Winner of the tournament’s “First Gross” was a team of representing Platinum Sponsor Sodexo, including David Marquis, Jack Varner, Pat Varner, and Tim Sheehan. Winner of “First Net” was Tim Copeland, Nate Faulkner, Luke Stafford, and Jeff Whitcomb.Father and daughter Ward Dannemiller and Laura Barnett won the Men’s and Women’s Longest Drive, respectively. Women’s and Men’s Closest to the Pin winners included Tracy Sloan, Terry Boyce, Steve Cummings, and Craig Miskovich.Tracy Sloan and Dan Smith won the Women’s and Men’s Straightest Drive.  Jeremy Zumbruski had the longest putt at 23’ 3”.  At the end of the afternoon, Tim Sheehan of Team Sodexo, won the Putting Contest.Source: BRATTLEBORO, VT (August 5, 2016)—Retreat. The Brattleboro Retreat, founded in 1834, is a not-for-profit, regional specialty psychiatric hospital and addictions treatment center, providing a full range of diagnostic and rehabilitation services for individuals of all ages and their families. Nationally recognized for its premier treatment in behavioral healthcare, the Brattleboro Retreat offers a high quality, individualized, comprehensive continuum of care including inpatient, partial hospitalization, residential and outpatient treatment.last_img read more

Bar adopts, renews legislative positions

first_img Bar adopts, renews legislative positions Bar adopts, renews legislative positions The Florida Bar Board of Governors has renewed six legislative positions and adopted two new ones for the 2006-08 legislative term.Att its December 8 meeting, the board reenacted the six positions from the 2004-06 biennium, which range from maintaining Supreme Court oversight of the legal profession to allowing state government to pay Bar fees and CLE costs for its attorneys.The two new positions concern the treatment of children in juvenile court and helping government and legal aid attorneys with their student loans.Board member and Legislation Committee Chair Warren Lindsey noted that the Public Interest Law Section had already won board approval to oppose the routine shackling of children when they appear in juvenile court. He said that group, along with the Legal Needs of Children Committee, now wanted the Bar as a whole to endorse that position, which the Legislation Committee supported.On the student loan issue, Lindsey said that was brought to the board by the Young Lawyers Division. It calls for the legislature to help repay the student loans for state-employed and legal aid attorneys after they have been on the job for three years. State attorneys and public defenders have been seeking such a program in recent years to help stem the turnover problem caused by low salaries.YLD President John Stewart noted the division typically hasn’t advocated legislative positions, but said it’s a positive step for the group to become more involved in the Bar’s legislative efforts.“I think getting the young lawyers involved in the legislative process is going to be critical,” he said.The board approved all of the new and renewed positions by voice vote, finding first it was proper for the Bar to lobby on those issues and then approving the positions.Stewart also reported that the YLD will be holding its annual Legislative Symposium January 19 during the Bar’s Midyear Meeting in Miami. For those unable to attend, Stewart said the symposium will be simulcast on the YLD Web site at symposium will look at lobbying and will be moderated by Department of Children and Families Secretary Bob Butterworth.Here are the legislative positions that were approved by the board: • Opposes amendments to the Florida Constitution that would alter the authority of the Supreme Court of Florida to regulate the admission of persons to the practice of law or the discipline of persons admitted.• Opposes amendment of Art. V, §2(a) of the Florida Constitution that would alter the Supreme Court’s authority to adopt rules for practice and procedure in all courts, or that would change the manner by which such rules may be repealed by the legislature.• Supports adequate funding of the state courts system, state attorneys’ offices, public defenders’ offices, and court-appointed counsel.• Supports adequate funding for civil legal assistance to indigent persons through the Florida Access to Civil Legal Assistance Act.• Supports legislation to permit the payment of government attorneys’ Florida Bar membership fees and continuing legal education costs from funds within budget entities.• Supports legislation to require that a child have a meaningful opportunity to consult with an attorney before waiving his/her right to counsel in a delinquency proceeding.• Supports legislation to create reasonable financial student loan assistance for all government lawyers and legal aid attorneys who have served in that capacity for more than three years.• Opposes the indiscriminate use of chains and shackles in juvenile court proceedings, and encourages the adoption of a ban on the indiscriminate use of chains and shackles in juvenile court proceedings through court rule, legislation, and executive branch policy.center_img January 15, 2007 Regular Newslast_img read more

Maclure hired as new OSCA deputy

first_imgMaclure hired as new OSCA deputy Maclure hired as new OSCA deputy October 15, 2013 Regular Newscenter_img A new deputy state courts administrator has been selected, according to a memo issued by Chief Justice Ricky Polston.Eric Maclure is set to take the reins on November 1, assuming functions of the former administrative services director position and overseeing additional Office of the State Courts Administrator units.“Eric is a great asset to the judicial branch and will provide invaluable leadership in his role,” Polston said.Maclure has been the OSCA director of community and intergovernmental relations for nearly two years. He previously worked for the Legislature from 1994 to 2011, where he was involved in matters relating to the judicial branch.Maclure is a member of The Florida Bar and a former judicial clerk at an appellate court. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from West Virginia University, a master’s degree in public administration from George Washington University, and his law degree from the University of North Carolina.The Supreme Court is continuing to consider candidates for the state courts administrator position, as the current administrator, Lisa Goodner, plans to retire.“Our hope would be to match in the OSCA senior management team the total range of expertise and experience that we have now,” Polston said.last_img read more

Lennar breaks ground at high-profile Phoenix corner

first_imgLennar Multifamily Communities announced the start of construction on The Muse, a 367-unit luxury apartment community in Phoenix, and the signing of two retail leases from Press Coffee Roasters and Salon D’Shayn.Located on the northwest corner of Central Avenue and McDowell Road next to Arizona Opera and across from the Phoenix Art Museum, the 5.7-acre, high-profile corner has long been vacant. The four-story, luxury residential building will have 11,000 square-feet of ground-floor commercial space that will house Press Coffee Roasters’ fourth Valley location and Salon D’Shayn, a full-service salon relocating from down the street. Lennar Multifamily is currently seeking a collaborative co-working space tenant.Lennar Multifamily will commemorate the start of construction with a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 8am with Mayor Greg Stanton and other community leaders and neighbors.“We are excited to move forward with our vision for luxury apartments on this high-profile corner in Phoenix, which is located in one of the city’s most culturally rich areas, neighboring the Phoenix Art Museum, Heard Museum and Arizona Opera,” said Nathan Stum, development manager of Lennar Multifamily. “With increasingly more Phoenicians desiring a more urban living experience in and around mid-town and downtown, we expect The Muse to be very well received.”The luxury studio, one- , two- and three-bedroom residences will have upscale contemporary finishes including quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, tile backsplashes, frontload washers and dryers, nine- to 10-foot ceilings and open functional floor plans. Residences range in size from 506 to 1,258 square-feet with several two-story, live-work units offering prime street frontage.Indoor amenities include a business lounge; a 2,400 square-foot fitness center and yoga studio; a fully equipped dog wash and grooming room; secure bike storage and workshop; car charging stations and resident parcel management system. A private club room and outdoor terrace is situated on the top floor offering residents unobstructed downtown views while they enjoy events or entertain guests.The Muse’s outdoor amenities include a luxury pool and spa, social dining and BBQ areas; a pool adjacent outdoor lounge; a zen garden courtyard and pet amenity areas. Several landscaped paseos that dissect the community will be connected via public walkways to create an open and urban environment.Construction and site work began at The Muse on Sept. 14. Tenant move-in is expected to begin in March 2017 with final completion slated for later that year.last_img read more

Secretary Of State’s Office Will Limit In-Person Services In Response To COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

first_imgSecretary of State Maggie Toulouse OliverSTATE News:SANTA FE – Following Gov. Lujan Grisham’s declaration of a public health emergency last week due to reported COVID-19 cases in New Mexico, the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office will until further notice suspend all in-person services with the exception of in-person activities related to public financing, candidate filing, and apostilles, which will require immediate processing.All other services the Office provides will be available online or by telephone. This suspension of in-person services applies to both the Secretary of State’s Elections Division and the Business Services Division.We encourage all customers to utilize our online resources for filing and submitting documents.“My leadership staff and I have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation in New Mexico and are appropriately planning to respond to it in a way that protects my staff and the public, while also continuing to deliver the important daily services my Office provides,” Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver said. “Though I know these changes will cause some inconvenience, this is a productive and proactive response to the current challenges faced by the COVID-19 virus in order to limit its potential community spread. I encourage the public to abide by all the best practices being recommended by public health officials to thwart the spread of this virus in our state and nation.”With the exception of those services previously noted, there will be no further face-to-face processing at the Secretary of State’s Office for the time being, and if a customer comes to the office to drop off prepared paperwork, the final documentation will be mailed to the customer after completion.Sec. Toulouse Oliver encourages the public to utilize the New Mexico Department of Health for the most accurate information about COVID-19 going forward. The DOH has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions regarding COVID-19 or if you have concerns that you may have been exposed to the virus, call 1.800.600.3453. The hotline is available 24/7. You can also find more information and ongoing updates at the DOH website: http://cv.nmhealth.orglast_img read more

Corps OKs Release of Final Report for Central Everglades Project (USA)

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, is one step closer to finalizing a report on the Central Everglades Planning Project after receiving unanimous approval to release the document for state and agency review in the next few weeks.This milestone was achieved today at the Corps’ Civil Works Review Board (CWRB) in Washington D.C., which served as the follow-up meeting to the April 22 CWRB that determined additional time was needed to complete the policy assessment of the report. The extra review time was taken to ensure consistency with legal requirements, Corps policies, and administration priorities. The board concluded that the final report is ready to be released for state and agency review after their recommended revisions are incorporated into the report. It is anticipated that the report will be released in the next few weeks.“We now have a report that’s ready to move forward with state and agency review,” said Col. Alan Dodd, Jacksonville District commander. “I’m sincerely grateful for everyone’s patience and continual support as we worked on our assessment. CEPP is moving forward and we remain committed to delivering a quality final report that is ready for congressional authorization.”The state and agency review will begin once the board’s recommended revisions are incorporated into the report and are coordinated with the local sponsor, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). It is anticipated that this will take between 4-6 weeks to complete. Once the report is updated, a notice will be published in the Federal Register, starting the 30-day state and agency review period. Comments and responses during the review will be incorporated into the final report and the Chief of Engineers Report, also known as a Chief’s Report, will be finalized for signature. The signed Chief’s Report will then be submitted to the administration for review. Based on this timeline, it is anticipated that the final Chief’s Report will be submitted to Congress this summer.“We have made great progress with this report, but there’s still more work to be done before it’s ready to be submitted for congressional authorization,” said Dodd. “Our goal is to deliver a completed Chief of Engineers report by this summer following state, agency and administration reviews. We’re on track to deliver the final report this summer, in less than three years since the study initiated, and we remain dedicated to achieving this goal.”[mappress]Press Release, May 26, 2014last_img read more

Saban Quaye: player sabotage is real

first_imgTeam Manager for Ghana premier league side Liberty Professionals, Sylvester Nii Saban Quaye says the practice of football players sabotaging their coaches exists.The perennial issue of players ganging up to derail the efforts of their coaches has more often than not been an issue of hearsay but has become ripe in the ongoing Glo premier league, Medeama FC coming up for mention after the compulsory leave given to Coach Bashiru Hayford.However experience Team Manager believes it is real and not anybody’s figment of imagination.In an interview on Asempa Sports Morning Show on Tuesday, he explained that the major reason that is mostly assigned to such behaviour is preferential treatment given to specific players.According to him when some players feel they are been side stepped for some individuals; they normally gang up to deny the team of good results.He admitted that the repercussions for the team are always not good for any of the players but since it is a collective decision they normally do not see it as such. When asked how best we can solve those issues he said the danger of the practice is that it is normally a collective act so it is always difficult to deal with it.He revealed that the situation was more rampant when he was with Accra Hearts of Oak but he does not know if it still exists.last_img read more

Branstad predicts Trump will keep wind production tax credit

first_imgJohn Boorman of the Iowa Wind Energy association with the governor and lieutenant governor.It is “wind energy day” at the Iowa state capitol and industry executives says they’re hopeful the Trump Administration will keep the tax credit for production of wind energy.According to John Boorman of the Iowa Wind Energy Association, more than 36 percent of Iowa’s electricity is currently powered by wind turbines.“Sounds like any easy number to say, but think about it — 36 percent, nearly one third of our power from wind in the state of Iowa,” Boorman said during Governor Branstad’s weekly news conference. “It’s amazing.”Doug Spoon is general manager of TPI Composites in Newton where the blades for wind turbines are made. He said Iowa has established “dominance” in the wind energy industry.“We’re the world’s largest independent wind blade manufacturer,” Spoon said, “and we’ve seen our employment increase to over 1100 good-paying wind jobs.”Doug Spoon of TPI Composites speaks alongside the governor, lieutenant governor and John Boorman of Iowa Wind Energy AssociationSpoon indicated wind industry executives were keeping on eye not only on the federal wind production tax credit, but on any import tax that might raise the cost of parts shipped into the U.S.Candidate Donald Trump criticized wind turbines in 2015 and 2016, saying the technology is too expensive and the industry cannot survive without the tax credit companies get for producing energy from a wind turbine. Governor Terry Branstad told reporters “that was before the election” and Trump has assured him the wind production tax credit will remain.“I know there are those that would like to undo some of the things that have been done, but I feel confident it’s going to be maintained,” Branstad said. “And I think that President Trump recognizes how important renewable energy was to his victory here in Iowa and the heartland.”Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds.Branstad said there may be another key advocate for the wind industry inside Trump’s cabinet. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is now Trump’s energy secretary. Texas is the nation’s number one wind energy producer.A new analysis concludes there could be a quarter of a million jobs in the U.S. wind energy sector by 2020. The same report commissioned by the American Wind Energy Association concludes Iowa will remain the number-three state in wind energy jobs, behind Texas and Colorado.Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Gerard Deulofeu on hand to help Sevilla continue impressive start

first_img Well, in less than seven days he’s taken two medium sized steps. Sam Marsden 25/09/2014 “He needs to improve things; he is working well but he has to grow more,” Emery had said previously, suggesting Deulofeu needed to prove himself and earn his minutes. Emery, it seems, was saving him for the Sociedad match as Sevilla continued a run of three league fixtures in seven days. Upd. at 01:38 And judging by his performance against the San Sebastian side, it seems he’s doing just that. The 20-year-old was on hand at the far post to expertly volley his new side into a first half lead thanks to Benoit Trémoulinas’ cross.  It takes the Andalusian club onto 13 points from their five matches, level at the top of the table with Barcelona. However, this was, bar a 17 minute appearance off the bench against Espanyol, the first time Deulofeu was able to contribute. Gerard Deulofeu scored for Sevilla as Unai Emery’s men continued their impressive start to the season with a 1-0 win against Real Sociedad on Wednesday evening. CEST The Barça loanee was handed a start against Feyenoord in Europa League last week and impressed with two assists in a man of the match performance. He was back on the bench for Sevilla’s win against Cordoba, though, and didn’t come off it. “You have to take it little by little,” Deulofeu said after last week’s 2-0 win over Feyenoord.last_img read more