Georgia corn growers will have a don’t-miss event when the Corn Short Course and the Georgia Corn Growers Association annual meeting convene Jan. 16 at the Tifton, Ga., Rural Development Center.The morning session will focus on marketing during hard times. Scientists with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Scienceswill discuss projects funded by corn checkoff dollars and tell about corn production and technology advances.Exhibitors will provide up-to-date information on various products. During lunch, the High Yield Production Efficiency Awards will be presented.Credits and Door Prizes, TooCredits for pesticide licenses and certified crop advisor hours have been applied for. The event will even include door prizes.The registration fee is only $5, or $10 after Jan. 5. To learn more or to preregister, call the conference office at (229) 386-3416. Or visit the Web site at www.ugatiftonconference.org. Go to the calendar, scroll down to Jan. 16 and click on “more details” for the brochure and registration form. Corn is a tough crop to grow for a profit. So the Corn Short Course Jan. 16 in Tifton, Ga., will focus on marketing corn in hard times. CNC File Photo
Mr. Boutin commented, “I’ve had thepleasure of working with Mike since 1990. His knowledge of our industry, ourorganization and the Vermont community combined with his work ethic will inureto the benefit of our employees, shareholders and customers.” Mr. Tuttle will integrate responsibility for holdingcompany matters with oversight of the Bank. Mr. Tuttle, a long-time resident ofSouth Burlington, firstcame to Merchants Bank in 1986 as a Commercial Lender, and served in thatposition until 1990. He returned to the Bank in February of 1995 as the SeniorCommercial Lender, shortly after Mr. Boutin became the President of bothMerchants Bank and Merchants Bancshares, Inc. in October of 1994. Mr. Tuttleheld the post of Chief Operating Officer from 1996 until the Bank’s Board ofDirectors appointed him President, CEO and Director as of January of2006. Tara PerkinsDirector of Public Relations &Business Development444 South UnionStreetBurlington, VT 05401p 802.863.2568 : f802.863.4179www.postscriptinc.com(link is external) Raymond C. Pecor, Chairman of theBoard of Merchants Bancshares, Inc. commented, “This completes a transition westarted last year when Mike was appointed President and CEO of Merchants Bank.Joe and Mike together have led the company through a significant period ofdevelopment that has benefited our customers, employees and shareholders duringthe last twelve years. As Joe steps down as holding company President and CEO,the Board of Directors is very pleased that Mike will integrate the roles ofChief Executive Officer for both the Bank and the holding company. The board isvery grateful to Joe for his exceptional leadership, and looks forward tocontinuing to work with Mike.” The Board of Directors of MerchantsBancshares, Inc. voted today to approve the appointment of Michael Tuttle, 51,to succeed Joseph Boutin as President and CEO of Merchants Bancshares, Inc.,effective on January 1, 2007.The Board also elected Mr. Tuttle as a Director of Merchants, effective January1, 2007, to serve the remainder of Mr. Boutin’s term that expires at Merchants’annual meeting of shareholders in 2009. In addition to this appointment, Mr.Tuttle will continue to serve as President, CEO and Director of Merchants’ mainoperating subsidiary, Merchants Bank. The continuing mission of MerchantsBank is to provide Vermonters with a true community bank. It fulfills thiscommitment through a branch-based system that includes 36 bank offices and 43ATMs throughout Vermont, personal bankers dedicated to top-quality customerservice, and streamlined products: FreedomLYNX® Banking, whichconsists of Free Checking for Life®, a Money Market Account, FreeOnline Banking and Bill Pay, Overdraft Coverage, Direct Deposit, a Free DebitCard and Free Automated Phone Banking; TimeLYNX® Certificates ofDeposit; HomeLYNX® Home Equity Loans; RealLYNX®Residential Mortgages and CommerceLYNX® Business Banking. MerchantsBank also includes a trust and investment division, known as Merchants TrustCompany, serving individuals and institutions. For more information aboutMerchants Bank, visit mbvt.com. Merchants’ stock is traded on the NASDAQNational Market system under the symbol MBVT. Member FDIC. Equal HousingLender.Some of the statementscontained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate toexpectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipatedevents or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are nothistorical facts. Theforward-looking statements reflect Merchants’ current views about future eventsand are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes incircumstances that may cause Merchants’ actual results to differ significantlyfrom those expressed in any forward-looking statement. Forward-looking statements should not berelied on since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and otherfactors that are, in some cases, beyond Merchants’ control and which couldmaterially affect actual results. The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially fromcurrent expectations include changes in general economic conditions in Vermont,changes in interest rates, changes in competitive product and pricing pressuresamong financial institutions within Merchants’ markets, and changes in thefinancial condition of Merchants’ borrowers. The forward-looking statements containedherein represent Merchants’ judgment as of the date of this release, andMerchants cautions readers not to place undue reliance on such statements. For further information, please refer toMerchants’ reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Merchants Bancshares, Inc. AnnouncesLeadership Change Mr. Tuttle commented, “Joe’s hardwork and dedication to our company have earned him the respect of Merchants’employees and our community. We all wish him the very best. I look forward tocontinuing, in my new role, the work that Joe and I began many yearsago.”
Susan Murray of Langrock, Sperry & Wool has been named as the first ever Burlington Family Lawyer of the Year. She received this honor from Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession, because her fellow attorneys in the area of family law consistently rate her at the top of the field. Murray, a graduate of Smith College and the New York University School of Law, has been with Langrock for 25 years. In addition to her work in the areas of family law and estate planning, she is well known for her role in the Baker v. Vermont case involving same-sex marriage and has an active practice in gay and lesbian family law. Murray lives in Ferrisburgh.firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail)Additional InformationBio: http://www.langrock.com/attorney_profiles/susan_murray.php(link is external)Website: www.langrock.com(link is external)About Langrock, Sperry & WoolThe 26 lawyers at Langrock Sperry & Wool provide advice and legal counsel informed by knowledge and influenced by conscience to individuals and businesses across a wide range of specialties. With offices in Burlington and Middlebury, the firm has been offering its unique blend of tradition and innovation since 1960.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Nassau County jury delivered a guilty verdict against a Valley Stream man Tuesday for the 2013 Christmas Eve shooting death of a Queens man seated in his parked car outside a restaurant.Orlando Ortiz was found guilty of Manslaughter in the 1st Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree for gunning down 50-year-old Richard Baccus of Rosedale as he sat inside his BMW 525 in a parking lot near Ay Caramba on West Merrick Road in Valley Stream Dec. 23, 2013 at approximately 11:55 p.m.Homicide detectives investigating the crime discovered Baccus had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.“It’s fitting that almost exactly one year after this defendant’s crime, a Nassau County jury has delivered its verdict on what exactly happened that night,” Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced Tuesday. “This defendant shot an unarmed man several times as he sat in his car, unable to defend himself. I am thankful for the jury’s hard work in carefully weighing all of the evidence and coming to the conclusion that only this defendant was responsible for the bloodshed that occurred that night.”Witnesses saw Ortiz and his victim drinking and arguing at the bar prior to the incident, her office said in a press release about the conviction. Ortiz was also spotted by witnessed angrily following Baccus to his car, it states. The defense contended at trial that the defendant mistakenly believed a flashlight held by the victim to be a gun pointed at him, her office continues, yet no gun was recovered from the victim’s vehicle.Ortiz, who was 31 years old at the time of the killing, is due back in court for sentencing on March 6, 2015. He faces up to 40 years in prison.
Happy Monday, compliance family! Let’s make it a great week by starting off with a compliance blog about giving away money… more specifically, lender credits.Many credit unions offer lender credits to reduce the closing costs of mortgage loans which makes it easier for members to purchase homes. Good job, credit unions! For some background about lender credits, see our previous blog on the topic.Sometimes credit unions disclose that lender credits will cover a specific amount of closing costs, but the closing costs end up being less than estimated. In these situations, the credit union still owes the originally estimated amount of lender credits. How can this be? Why should the credit union owe the member money after trying to make the loan more affordable for the member? Regulation Z explains how this situation fits in with the good faith determination.The amount of a lender credit may not decrease from the amount listed on the loan estimate. Section 1026.19(e)(3)(i) regarding the good faith determination indicates a reduction of lender credits is treated as an increase in closing cost to the member unless the charges are interest rate dependent. Even if the lender credits would exceed the amount of the closing cost, the regulation treats a reduction of the lender credits as a violation of good faith. This appears to be the rule whether the credits were general credits or specific to certain line items. The Commentary to section 1026.19(e)(3) explains this point, “…the actual total amount of lender credits, whether specific or non-specific, provided by the creditor that is less than the estimated “lender credits”[…] is an increased charge to the consumer for purposes of determining good faith under §1026.19(e)(3)(i).” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
Aaron Ramsey to miss Arsenal’s clash with Crystal Palace while Granit Xhaka is an injury doubt Comment The Welshman could have played his last game for the Gunners (Picture: Getty)Aaron Ramsey’s hamstring injury is currently being assessed but he will play no part in Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace – while he isn’t the only midfielder who is a doubt.The Welshman has been in inspired form recently as he plays the final few games of his Gunners career before joining Juventus, though had to be taken off with an injury in Thursday’s Europa League win over Napoli.Some fans fear they may have seen Ramsey play his last game for Arsenal, though the club have confirmed that he is still being assessed after damaging his left hamstring. Xhaka is also in line to miss the Palace game, which would be a huge loss (Picture: Getty)‘His injury today can give us some matches without him. I don’t know if we’ll see him again before the end of the season.’Ramsey went through a period where he was heavily rotated by Emery, shortly before he announced he would be leaving the club, but has played a huge role in recent weeks scoring important goals against Spurs, Newcastle and Napoli.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Ramsey pulled his hamstring in the Europa League win over Napoli (Picture: Getty)He has been officially ruled out of Sunday’s game against Palace, while Unai Emery will also be sweating on the fitness of Granit Xhaka.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Swiss midfielder came off after an hour in Naples, having played the full 90 minutes against Watford on Monday, and Arsenal report that he needs to be assessed ahead of the Palace match due to a hip problem.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 CityThat could leave Arsenal light on options in midfield, with Matteo Guendouzi, Mohamed Elneny and Lucas Torreira in contention to start against the Eagles.Speaking about Ramsey’s injury directly after the Napoli game, Emery said: ‘He was in a very good moment, he was playing with a big behaviour and commitment to do something important for us. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 19 Apr 2019 1:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link553Shares
Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Protect Children’s Health Care, Urges Federal Action SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 15, 2017 Healthcare, National Issues, Press Release, Public Health Philadelphia, PA – With state legislators, cabinet officials, health care providers, families, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) administration and clinicians joining him, Governor Tom Wolf today held a bill signing of legislation to protect children’s health care through state funding of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, commonly known as CHIP.“I am proud to sign this legislation that represents Pennsylvania’s bi-partisan commitment to securing health insurance for our most vulnerable – our children and pregnant women,” said Governor Wolf. “However, this is just one step in ensuring children are cared for. Congress needs to do its part and reauthorize CHIP at the federal level. Without federal funding, more than 180,000 children in Pennsylvania could be without health care in early 2018.”Federal funding accounts for 90 percent of the $450 million CHIP budget. Congress failed to reauthorize CHIP before the Sept. 30 deadline and has not yet addressed funding for the more than 9 million children nationally who benefit from it.“The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides comprehensive coverage to over 6,000 patients at CHOP,” said Madeline Bell, President and CEO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “Without it, children and their families face uncertainty. The bill signed by Governor Wolf in our hospital today is one of two very important steps that make CHIP available to Pennsylvania’s children. Now, Congress needs to fund CHIP so that these children get the healthcare they deserve.”Acting Secretary for the Department of Human Services Teresa Miller conveyed the need for federal funding.“Since 2009, more than 850,000 kids have enrolled in CHIP in the commonwealth,” said Secretary Miller. “Despite all the families helped by CHIP and the access to high quality health care coverage it provides, the program will no longer exist unless Congress acts.”Gov. Wolf was among a group of bi-partisan governors who sent a letter to Congressional leaders earlier this week urging them to take action and reauthorize CHIP, “For twenty years, [CHIP] has successfully provided vital health coverage and care to about nine million children. Without it, access to essential health services like well child exams, asthma medicine, and hospitalizations will be at risk. As health insurance premiums climb at unsustainable rates, this program gives hard-working families access to otherwise unaffordable coverage.”Pennsylvania’s CHIP legislation was sponsored by Representative Rich Irvin.
Last month Sidetrack reported on the various ways which the activities of birds have caused problems for railways. Now we have photographic proof to show how Hondekop and stork can live in harmony in the NetherlandsCAPTION: Dieter offers an alternative to plans to link cities in south and east Australia with Singapore and southeast Asia (RG 5.97 p282)
The offshore installation barge ‘Castoro 10’ (C10) has started preparatory works for Nord Stream 2 pipelaying in the Baltic Sea.The C10 assumed its starting position with the help of its eight anchors in the shallow waters of Lubmin, Germany.During operations, pipe segments are welded together on board the vessel and pulled ashore by a high-performance winch to connect the landfall facilities of Nord Stream 2 with the new offshore pipeline.Simultaneously, preparatory works for the subsequent pipelaying, in the Bay of Greifswald in Germany continue.Five excavators are currently working on the 29-kilometer long pipe trench, Nord Stream 2 AG said.Nord Stream 2 expects to complete construction works in the Bay of Greifswald by the end of this year.Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will have an aggregate annual capacity of 55 billion cubic meters, and will be laid from Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea.
Earlier, Philippine National Police chief General Archie Gamboa likened the proposed controversial initiative to tracking down a criminal. “Our police personnel will only serve as security and assist the team in transporting COVID-19 patients,” Gorero said. “Local authorities and health workers are the ones who will lead the transfer of COVID positive patients from their homes to government quarantine facilities, which we call Oplan Kalinga,” said Gorero. ILOILO City – It will be up to local government units to direct house-to-house searches for individuals afflicted with coronavirus disease 2019. Gamboa’s statement, however, drew mixed reactions. He explained that under the Oplan Kalinga, every local government unit – either a component or highly-urbanized city – are mandated to form an epidemiological surveillance unit to lead the house-to-house search. “This plan is like locating a criminal and when you have located one, you have to find his accomplices,” Gamboa told members of the media during his visit at the PRO-6 headquarters in Camp Martin Delgado in this city. Various sectors expressed alarm over the plan, saying it would violate the constitutional right of persons to be secure in their homes. Police presence is merely to provide support or assistance in the transport of patients and the implementation of lockdown in the affected area, he added. To recall, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) discouraged mild or asymptomatic COVID patients from going on home quarantine, saying it could further spread the virus “We will not lead the search,” Police Colonel Gilbert Gorero, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6, clarified. Gorero, for his part, assured that police will just “help and assist” as local officials and health workers will identify and search for patients who need to be transferred to quarantine facilities. Gorero explained that police officers will not be the ones to trace COVID-19 patients under home quarantine, but are in sync when it comes to the house-to-house plan earlier announced by the Department of Interior and Local Government. Patient, according to the IATF-EID, cannot isolate themselves at home if they don’t have their own room with bathroom and toilet, and if they are living with persons who are vulnerable to COVID-19 like senior citizens and people with comorbidities./PN