Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont DMV has announced that DMV Express, Vermont’s online vehicle registration service, recently surpassed a total of 2 million online registration renewals since its launch in 2005. With nearly 700,000 vehicle registration renewals processed annually through the Vermont DMV over all channels, over 30 percent are now processed through the convenient online service. Online 72-hour truck permitting at https://secure.vermont.gov/DMV/irp/(link is external) Motorcycle course registrations (https://secure.vermont.gov/DMV/VREP/(link is external)).These services were built for the DMV at no cost to Vermont taxpayers through a unique self-funded model with VIC.About Vermont Information ConsortiumLocated in Montpelier and staffed by Vermonters, Vermont Information Consortium (http://www.Vermont.gov(link is external)) is the official digital government partner for the state of Vermont. Managed through a unique public-private partnership, the Montpelier company has built and maintains over 160 interactive government services and websites on behalf of the state and is a wholly owned subsidiary of digital government firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV).Source: MONTPELIER, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE(link is external))–The Vermont DMV 12.23.2016 Launched in 2005 by the state’s digital government partner, Vermont Information Consortium (VIC), the service allows Vermont vehicle owners to enjoy the convenience of doing business with the Vermont DMV from the comfort of their homes and businesses. Accessible online 24/7 at https://secure.vermont.gov/dmv/express(link is external), via IVR (phone) and card swiper kiosks, DMV Express processes motor vehicle renewals at any time, day or night. With about 100,000 users in its first year, the service has grown steadily ever since, with nearly 250,000 transactions expected in 2016. The service has also securely processed over $130 million in registration payments since 2005.Additional online Web services provided by the Vermont DMV and VIC include:License reinstatements at https://secure.vermont.gov/DMV/reinstatement/(link is external)
Vermont Business Magazine The town of Fairlee will receive $3.6 million from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to repair and update the water distribution system. Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the USDA overall is investing $256 million in 81 projects to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas in 35 states. Fairlee is in Orange County.“No matter what zip code you live in, infrastructure is a foundation for quality of life and economic opportunity,” Hazlett said. “Through strong partnerships, USDA is ensuring that rural communities have the modern, reliable infrastructure they need to prosper.”USDA Rural Development State Director Anthony Linardos said, “Investing in dependable infrastructure is essential to supporting thriving rural Vermont & New Hampshire communities. Over 660 users will reap the benefits of these water and waste infrastructure projects. Improved infrastructure is one of many things that can help to make rural communities great places to live.”Two towns in Vermont & New Hampshire have been selected to receive a total of $4.5 million under this announcement. The neighboring states are in the same USDA region:• $3.6 million for the Town of Fairlee, VT. This Rural Development investment will be used to repair and update the water distribution system for the 341 users. This project will repair the water tank, replace water mains, install water meters and install a filtration system to remove manganese and iron. These improvements will have a significant impact on the appeal of the water as well as the efficiency of the system. Investing in these infrastructure upgrades will ensure a safe and reliable water system for the community.• $878,000 for the Town of Stewartstown, NH. This Rural Development investment will be used to fund the replacement of two aging, deteriorated and failing wastewater pump stations in the town of Stewartstown. The main pump station has failed several times and caused raw sewage overflows on the ground and the neighboring field adjacent to the river. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has issued violations due to the overflows from the pump station failures. This project will correct a health issue. The system serves 319 primarily residential users. Other users include a large county facility nursing home and jail. A $28,000 Rural Development Special Evaluation Assistance for Communities and Households (SEARCH) grant was used to fund the preliminary engineering evaluation of the wastewater pumping systems.During her keynote address at the Arkansas Rural Development conference, Hazlett spoke about USDA’s longstanding partnership with state and local officials to improve the quality of life in rural communities. She met with various representatives on issues important to rural Arkansas residents and businesses, such as ways USDA is partnering with local communities to support opioid treatment, prevention and recovery services. She also highlighted USDA efforts to support e-Connectivity in the state.Arkansas is receiving two of the 81 rural water and wastewater infrastructure projects Hazlett announced. The Tri County Regional Water Distribution District, in Russellville, Ark., for example, is receiving a $6.2 million USDA loan to construct a water treatment plant with new intake and water lines. The new plant will better serve customers during high demand and will help avoid unhealthy conditions. Tri County supplies water to Pope, Logan and Yell counties. The town of Ravenden is receiving $859,000 to construct a water supply well. The new well will correct system deficiencies to comply with health and sanitary regulatory standards for the 246 users.The recently enacted Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Omnibus spending bill includes a significant boost in financial support for water and wastewater projects. It provides $5.2 billion for USDA loans and grants, up from $1.2 billion in FY 2017. It also directs Agriculture Secretary Perdue to make investments in rural communities with the greatest infrastructure needs.In addition to funding in the 2018 Omnibus bill, President Trump has proposed a $200 billion infrastructure investment that allocates 25 percent ($50 billion) to rural projects.The loans and grants Hazlett announced today are being awarded through USDA’s Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant(link is external) program. The funds can be used to finance drinking water, stormwater drainage and waste disposal systems for rural communities with 10,000 or fewer residents.In April 2017, President Donald J. Trump established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity to identify legislative, regulatory and policy changes that could promote agriculture and prosperity in rural communities. In January 2018, Secretary Perdue presented the Task Force’s findings to President Trump. These findings included 31 recommendations to align the federal government with state, local and tribal governments to take advantage of opportunities that exist in rural America. Increasing investments in rural infrastructure is a key recommendation of the task force.To view the report in its entirety, please view the Report to the President of the United States from the Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity(link is external) (PDF, 5.4 MB). In addition, to view the categories of the recommendations, please view the Rural Prosperity infographic(link is external) (PDF, 190 KB).USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community services such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov(link is external).Source: LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 23, 2018 – USDA
Ghana international and black stars midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang backs the appointment of assistant Coach Akwasi Appiah as a substantive coach of the senior national team.The 2009 Youth World Cup winner was full of praises for the Ex captain of the black stars on his appointment on Tuesday. In an interview on Multi Tv’s morning sports show “Agokansie” believes the appointment does not surprise him and that Coach Akwasi Appiah is a fine gentleman who commands respect in the team and believes he will do well at his new post.“I am willing to work with any coach who the GFA deems fit to handle the Black Stars team and even more than ready to give off my best to help the Black Stars meets its target by giving my 120% to help the team win laurels and sure my colleagues do the same” he said.Emmanuel Agyemang Badu is currently recuperating from an injury he sustained some few weeks ago when he played for Udinese. The Stars midfielder revealed to “Agokansie” that he has started training and will start ball juggling exercise very soon.The new Black Stars coach, James Akwasi Appiah who led Ghana’s U-23 team to an historic gold medal at the 2011 All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique will be unveiled at a press conference on April 17 at the GFA headquarters in Accra.
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Wilkinson said in during his four-year career at Balfour, this is the second earliest opening for the course that usually tees off on the season in April.Balfour opens Friday with all holes available for play.At Nelson, players took to the course Thursday as the 2015 season saw its earliest opening in years.Wilkinson said Balfour hosts Men’s night Tuesday with Ladies day every Thursday.Senior’s Day is Wednesday mornings.At Granite, Tuesday is Ladies Day with Seniors going Wednesday morning.Thursday is Men’s Night Granite Pointe.Around the West Kootenay, golfers in the Silver City area have been on the course since March 17 while Castlegar players will need to wait until April 3 before teeing up the ball.Redstone in Rossland has yet to confirm opening day. So you want to learn how to play the sport of golf.Well, this is a great time to learn as local courses are opening faster than presents at Christmas.Granite Pointe at Nelson teed off the season Thursday with Balfour opening up the 2015 campaign on grass Friday.“Winter was great,” said Balfour club professional Craig Wilkinson on the eve of the opening.“All the greens are looking good and the fairways for the most part at this time of the year are looking awesome.”
Croke Park isthe venue for the prestigious TG4 All-Ireland Senior, Intermediate and JuniorFinals on Sunday, September 15, but the stadium will also play host to aglamour double-header three weeks earlier, when the Senior finalists will beconfirmed. THE LadiesGaelic Football Association and Championship sponsors TG4 have announced today(TUESDAY) that the 2019 TG4 All-Ireland Senior semi-finals will be played atCroke Park on Sunday, August 25. The excitingnews was confirmed at the official launch of the 2019 TG4 All-IrelandChampionships.Meanwhile, ithas also been confirmed that the TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate semi-finals onAugust 17 will be played at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. 12 counties willbattle it out for the Brendan Martin Cup, the big prize on offer for the TG4All-Ireland Senior Championship winners, with holders Dublin aiming for a thirdsuccessive title. TG4 hascommitted to screening 17 Championship fixtures during the 2019 season,beginning next Saturday, July 13, and running until All-Ireland Final Day onSunday, September 15, when the TG4 All-Ireland Junior, Intermediate and SeniorFinals will be screened exclusively LIVE.Over the courseof eight weekends, TG4 will bring viewers the very best action from theAll-Ireland Championships, with the Senior and Intermediate Competitions to beplayed once again on a round-robin basis. The action getsunderway next weekend, July 13/14, and the TG4 cameras will be present atO’Moore Park in Portlaoise for a LIVE double-header. Connachtchampions Galway and opponents Kerry will throw-in at 1.45pm, with that gamefollowed by the meeting of TG4 All-Ireland and Leinster Senior champions Dublinand Munster runners-up Waterford, at 3.30pm. It has also beenconfirmed that the LIVE double-header on Saturday July 20 (Donegal v Tyrone andCork v Cavan) will be played at TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar. A week later, onSaturday July 27, Bord Na Móna O’Connor Park in Tullamore will host Mayo vDonegal and Armagh v Cork, two games which will also be shown LIVE by TG4. Last September’sTG4 All-Ireland Finals attracted a record 50,141 attendance to Croke Park, afigure that was a world record for a stand-alone female sporting event in 2018.TG4’s coveragealso attracts a significant TV audience in Ireland and globally on the TG4Player www.tg4.tvSpeaking onbehalf of TG4, Ardstiúrthóir Alan Esslemont said: “TG4 is extremelyproud once more to be the main sponsors for the 2019 LGFA All-Ireland LadiesFootball Championship.“Thecomprehensive coverage we give to the games – at all levels – show theimportance that TG4 places on this wonderful sport, which is growing inpopularity year on year. “It is yetanother great example of our unique heritage and we are extremely proud of thewonderful partnership that has been built between the LGFA and TG4 over theyears. “ThisSummer TG4 will screen 17 fixtures covering the Senior, Intermediate and Juniorchampionships, running until All-Ireland Final day on Sunday, September 15. “Over thecourse of eight weekends, TG4 will bring the very best action from theChampionships not just on our TV channel in Ireland but also worldwide on theTG4 Player, on our YouTube channel and now also on Facebook Live, culminatingat Croke Park when the TG4 All-Ireland Junior, Intermediate and Seniorchampions will be crowned. “Viewerscan keep up with all the action on social media @SpórtTG4 as well. “TG4 is alsodelighted to be supporting the ‘20 x 20 – Women in Sport’ initiative, which isaiming to increase the profile of women’s sport at all levels. “Throughour very successful partnership with LGFA and Lidl, TG4 is extremely proud thatwe can help to give women’s football the prominence it deserves. “The#properfan campaign has contributed to a surge in interest in the games and thestunning success of last year’s LGFA Championship has brought a very welcomefocus onto all women’s sports throughout Ireland.” Marie Hickey,President of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, commented: “We arelooking forward to another superb summer of action in the TG4 All-IrelandChampionships. “We’vealready witnessed some brilliant football in the provincial competitions, andnow attention turns to the race for All-Ireland Final places at Croke Park onSeptember 15. “We arealso delighted to announce that our 2019 TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championshipsemi-finals will be played at Croke Park on Sunday, August 25. “This isanother huge step forward for our Association and it will be great to watch thefour semi-finalists battle it out at Croke Park for coveted places in theFinal. “I wouldonce again like to pay tribute to our wonderful Championship sponsors andbroadcast partners TG4. “We werethrilled to sign a four-year extension with TG4 last year, taking us up to theend of the 2022 season. “2020 willmark the 20th year of a partnership that dates back to 2000, when TG4 becametitle sponsors of our Championships. “TG4continue to take our sport to new, unprecedented and record-breaking levels. “We alsohave a large overseas population to cater for and TG4 have the ability toprovide coverage to people outside of Ireland, which is hugely important to us.“I wouldalso like to reference our National League sponsors and official retailpartners Lidl, who will work closely alongside TG4 in the promotion of ourChampionship games along the road to Croke Park. “I wouldalso like to take this opportunity to thank the GAA for their cooperation as wenow look forward to not one, but two, huge occasions at Croke Park in Augustand September. “Ourcolleagues in the GAA have also helped us to secure county grounds for many ofour top-level games in the early rounds of the All-Ireland series. “LadiesFootball continues to lead the way in Irish women’s sport and after setting yetanother attendance record for our TG4 All-Ireland Finals in 2018, we’re aiming togo even higher again in September. “We needthe help of clubs and counties to achieve that, and I’d appeal to all sportsfans, at home and abroad, to get behind our magnificent players and followtheir progress as they set out on their potential journeys to Croke Park, viathe All-Ireland series. “I wish allof the competing teams the very best of luck for the season ahead.“It’s timefor you, our supporters, to show that you’re a #ProperFan and #FollowOurJourneyto Croke Park for the 2019 TG4 All-Ireland Finals.” The 2019 TG4All-Ireland Ladies Football championships were officially launched at CrokePark today, with representatives from all 32 participating teams present at thevenue which will host the Finals on September 15. Holders Dublinwill play their first qualifier game against Waterford next Saturday, July 13,as part of TG4’s LIVE double-header alongside the meeting of Connacht championsGalway and Kerry. Elsewhere, Corkwill harbour hopes of regaining the TG4 All-Ireland Senior title they last wonin 2016, after winning the Lidl National League Division 1 crown and Munstersilverware. In the West,Galway made it three Connacht senior titles in a row, a feat that was alsoachieved by Donegal in Ulster. In the Senior Championship,four qualifier groups will contain three teams in each. Each team willplay two games each in their respective groups and, from there, eightquarter-finalists will emerge.The TG4Intermediate and Junior championships will be keenly contested once again andare sure to produce some cracking fare. Meath, beatenIntermediate Finalists last year, will hope to go one better but they’ll facestiff opposition from Tipperary, the Intermediate Champions from two years ago,and Wexford, who defeated Meath in the Leinster Final. Roscommon, whoretained their Connacht title, will also fancy their chances and, in total,there are 14 counties in the running for the Mary Quinn Memorial Cup. The TG4 juniorchampionship will feature six counties including 2018 runners-up Louth. Antrim, who beatFermanagh to win the Ulster title, are another impressive outfit, while Carlow,Derry and London are also in the race. TG4All-Ireland Championship – Round 1 – July 13/14 Senior: Group 1: Cavan vArmagh Group 2:Waterford v Dublin Group 3: Galwayv Kerry Group 4: Tyronev Mayo Intermediate:Group 1: Down vSligo/Limerick v Kildare Group 2:Tipperary v Meath/Longford v Wicklow Group 3: Clare vWexfordGroup 4:Roscommon v Leitrim Junior: Group A: Carlowv Louth Group B: Derry vAntrimprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Strike a Blow 6 White Collar Boxing programme in aid of Galway Hospice starts next week. This is one of the biggest white collar fight nights going and sees up to thirty people (Men and Women) get together and raise money for Galway Hospice. Previous years have seen incredible success not only in the standard of boxing but the incredible money that has been raised for a very deserving organisation who bring great care to those who are sick and their fanilies. John Mulligan has moreIf you want to get fit in just 8 weeks this is your chance to sign up for the programme and also raise money for this fantastic charity. Their experienced team will take through the training and teaching you the art of boxing in a short period of time. Ring Lucian ( Albert) for more details on 087-7468440.
‘As good as you’re ever likely to see’“The spell we saw from Philander was as good a spell as you’re ever likely to see in Test cricket,” Black Caps’ captain Brendan McCullum told ESPN Cricinfo. At the beginning of December, on day two in Perth, South Africa ran through Australia’s batting, bowling the hosts out for 163 after they began the day on 33 for 2. They then raced to 230 for 2 by the close of play, on their way to a huge total of 569 all out, which included 196 from Amla and 169 from AB de Villiers. In 2012, there was day three of the first test against England at The Oval in July when the Proteas went from 86 for 1 to 403 for 2, with Hashim Amla finishing it undefeated on 183, on his way to 311 not out, and Jacques Kallis 82 not out, on his way to 182 not out in South Africa’s intimidating total of 637 for 2 declared. During their ascent to the number one ranking in test cricket in 2012, South Africa’s Proteas enjoyed at least two days of overwhelming brilliance that will live on in memory. They had another of those days on day one of their first test of 2013 at Newlands in Cape Town on Wednesday. He claimed the first five wickets to fall in New Zealand’s innings, taking him to his eighth five-for in only 13 tests. His return was the sixth most economical five wicket haul in test history. Five of those were achieved before 1948. By stumps, South Africa had reached 252 for 3, with Petersen on 103 and AB de Villiers on 19, giving them a lead of 207 runs and New Zealand the blackest of holes to climb out of. MilestonesAfter Graeme Smith had lost the toss and New Zealand had elected to bat, the Proteas’ vaunted bowling attack ran roughshod through the Black Caps’ batting, dismissing them for 45 in less than 20 overs. During the course of the day, Dale Steyn and Jacques Kallis achieved memorable milestones too, and by the close of play South Africa were very convincingly in the driving seat on 252 for 3, with Alviro Petersen on 103 not out. He is fifth on the list for matches in a career, having played in 159 since his debut way back in 1995. Tendulkar, with 15 645 runs, tops the list of test run scorers, but Ponting and Dravid, both retired, are just 348 and 248 runs ahead of Kallis on the list, meaning he will, barring injury or a spectacular loss of form, pass them this year. “He never missed his length and asked questions defensively. In terms of defending his stumps, he also managed to get the odd ball to kiss away. It was a real class spell and then [Morne] Morkel and [Dale] Steyn chipped in with their hostility.” Both efforts stood out, but they were matched in Wednesday in Cape Town. 3 January 2013 13 000 test runsThe great all-rounder fell a little short of his superb average at Newlands, matching Amla’s 66, but along the way, when he reached 20, he became only the fourth batsmen in the history of test cricket to reach 13 000 runs, joining Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Rahul Dravid in the elite club. All-round contributionWith 282 wickets to his name, Kallis is also 30th on the all-time wicket takers’ list and his 192 catches have him in fourth place all-time, 18 short of Dravid’s number one mark of 210. “I am fortunate enough that I can do it in front of my home crowd. I enjoy playing at Newlands. The public have been fantastic to me, to get an ovation like that certainly means a lot to me and these are special moments that will live forever with me.” Vernon Philander had been an injury concern with a niggling hamstring problem, but he was passed fit to play and he proved his fitness in eye-opening fashion, capturing a remarkable 5 for 7 off six overs. South Africa lost Graeme Smith in only the second over of their reply, but Hashim Amla and Alviro Petersen then put on 107 for the second wicket before Amla fell for 66 from only 74 deliveries. His dismissal brought Jacques Kallis to the wicket. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “I have come a long way since the first Test matches I have played,” Kallis said afterwards. Leading South African wicket takers Since August 2009, he has been the number one ranked test bowler in the world. Steyn clean-bowled Doug Bracewell to pick up the seventh wicket of the innings and with it his 300th in test cricket. He reached the mark in his 61st test, behind only Dennis Lillee and Muttiah Muralitharan, and tied with Richard Hadlee and Malcolm Marshall. It was a start enjoyed by the packed crowd at Newlands and one that, no doubt, pleased coach Gary Kirsten as the Proteas set about strengthening their grip on the number one ranking in 2013. “Dale is a special talent,” Kallis said of Steyn. “It is a special moment for him to pick up his 300th wicket in front of his home crowd. I know he is proud of that achievement, as are we. It’s special to stand at slip and to watch how our attack operates.” He went on to figures of 2 for 18, while Morne Morkel knocked over 3 for 14 as New Zealand, 45 all out, fell for the third lowest total in their history and the lowest test innings since 1974. In terms of balls faced, it was their shortest innings ever and the shortest innings in 116 years. Back then, cricket was a much lower scoring game, dominated by bowlers. On the list of South African test wicket takers, he trails only Shaun Pollock, Makhaya Ntini and Allan Donald. Steyn included, only 25 men have taken 300 test wickets.
zoom South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) said that it would not be selling off its defense ship business.The move was considered in May 2016 as part of the company’s cost cutting measures aimed at restoring financial liquidity.“In order to normalize the business, the company has considered the division of the special ship business by considering the requirements of the laws and regulations and the effect of liquidity improvement of the company. However, it has been determined that the economic feasibility is low and it is decided not to pursue the division of the special ship business division,” DSME said in a stock exchange filing.DSME has achieved two profitable consecutive quarters in the first half of this year following its debt restructuring.The sales for the first half of the year amounted to KRW 6.1 trillion (USD 5.4 billion), the group’s operating profit came at KRW 888 billion, while its net income reached KRW 1.448 trillion.This is a major recovery when compared to corresponding last year’s figures when DSME posted an operating loss of KRW 352.6 billion.The return to black is mostly due to self-rescue measures launched by the company, which included cutting of workforce and company-wide cost reduction efforts.Furthermore, the shipbuilder expects the profitable streak to continue to improve as more than 20 “highly profitable” merchant ships are scheduled for the second half of the year.World Maritime News Staff