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Stowe, Vermont to Host USA vs. Russia Fed Cup Semifinal

first_imgStowe, VT – The United States Tennis Association has announced that the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Semifinal between the United States and Russia will be held at Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vermont, July 14 15. The event is being organized in association with Grand Slam Tennis Tours.”Grand Slam Tennis Tours (GSTT) has recently partnered with the USTA to become ‘An Official Travel Partner of the USTA’,” says Andrew Chmura, President of GSTT. “We are thrilled to bring Fed Cup competition to our home town of Stowe.”The Fed Cup is the world’s largest international womens team competition. Two singles matches will take place on Saturday with two reverse singles and one doubles match on Sunday.The USTA will construct a 3,000-seat stadium at Topnotch Resort and Spa. Based on previous Fed Cup Tie statistics, the presence of this event is expected to have significant economic impact for Stowe and surrounding areas.Travel packages will be available from GSTT, An Official Travel Partner of the USTA. Individual tickets will go on sale the week of June 4. Visit www.GrandSlamTennisTours.com(link is external) for package details and tournament updates.Individuals or businesses interested in becoming a ‘Friends of the Tie’ sponsor or volunteer, visit www.fedcupstowe.com(link is external) or call 800.289.3333.Background on Grand Slam Tennis ToursGrand Slam Tennis Tours recently partnered with the USTA to become ‘An Official Travel Partner of the USTA’, which owns and operates the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York on August 27-September 9, 2007. GSTT offers tennis travel packages with excellent seating, hotel accommodations, receptions with tennis champions, academies and more. President Andrew Chmura and founder David Kenny have been accompanying spectators to the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, and US Open, among others, since 1989.History of Stowe and TennisThe town of Stowe has 360 tennis courts, which equates to approximately one court for every 11 people. In the seventies and eighties, the Head Classic Tennis Tournament was held in Stowe. Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl and Brad Gilbert were familiar faces in the town.last_img read more

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Ski Patrol Essentials

first_imgBrent and Megan Easton know snow. The couple lives in Canaan Valley and have been members of Timberline’s ski patrol for more than seven years, skiing telemark gear through 12-hour days in a variety of conditions.“In Canaan Valley, it’ll be pow one week, rain the next and then snow again,” says Brent Easton, who logs 20 to 30 hours a week keeping skiers safe on some of the Mid-Atlantic’s most aggressive terrain.“The snow is really good here, but it’s also really cold,” he adds. Timberline is known for steep fall line skiing, with plenty of trees and bumps, as well as some killer side-country opportunities.“Ski patrol at Timberline is the best job,” says Megan, who’s also an E.R. nurse. “I’d just be skiing all day anyway, so you might as well get paid for it, and work with a really fun crew.”We asked the tele-couple to detail their favorite pieces of gear, from the layers that keep them warm during Canaan Valley’s notoriously cold winters to the skis that perform all over the mountain.NO. 1 Icelantic Vanguard | OraclesBrent: We just switched over to these skis last season. They’re sweet skis that are hand-crafted in Denver with really cool graphics. Megan: They’re great all over the mountain in all kinds of conditions, from powder to ice. $799 for vanguards, $699 for Oracles; icelanticskis.comIcelanticvanguards_FIXNO. 2 Swix Split MittMegan: It’s like a lobster mitt, with two fingers in one hole and two fingers in the other hole. This is what I wear on those really cold days. They’re insulated, but with a tough outer shell. $45; swixsport.comNO. 3 Patagonia Thermal Weight Zip HoodieBrent: The name doesn’t do this thing justice. It’s like a base layer with a built in balaclava. I wear this thing every single day I’m on the mountain. The hood fits well under your helmet and comes all the way up to your nose. It’s key. $119; patagonia.comPatagoniaThermal_FIXNO. 4 Smith Gage HelmetMegan: We both wear Smith helmets. The Gage is inexpensive, lightweight and very warm. Brent: I really would rather just go hat and goggles, but after seeing people all busted up, wearing a helmet makes good sense. $80; smithoptics.comGage_Helmet_Oxblood_RipCity_FIXNO. 5 Patagonia Down SweaterMegan: This goes on between that zip hoodie and a Gore-Tex shell. It can get really cold in Canaan Valley, but if I have this thing on, I never get chilly. I’ve had it for several years and the down is still good. $299; patagonia.comPatagoniaDownSweater_FIXNO. 6 STIO Flannel Shirt“I always wear a flannel shirt, because it’s classy,” Brent Easton told us, and we couldn’t agree more. The flannel really ties the ensemble together. BRO editors have always had a love affair with flannel. Here’s our current flannel obsession: Stio Buckhorn Bonded Flannel Shirt. It’s a bit pricey for a flannel, but it’s insulated with super soft microfleece, so it might be the warmest flannel out there. $165; stio.comF15_M_Buckhorn_Flannel_Dresden_Blue_FIXEDITOR’S PICK Urban Armor Navigator SMARTPHONE caseYour smartphone needs to be as rugged and adventurous as you. Urban Armor’s Navigator composite military-grade armor shell ensures that your phone will survive your next outing (even if you don’t). Yet it’s featherweight and provides easy access to your screen and ports. $35UAG_FIXlast_img read more

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New Measures Further Constrain Iranian Oil Revenues, Target Iran’s Human Rights Abusers

first_imgBy Dialogo February 11, 2013 The United States took a number of actions on January 7 to tighten sanctions on Iran’s access to its oil revenues and further expose the Iranian government’s continued abuse of human rights. Key provisions of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (TRA) that went into effect that day, expand the scope of sanctionable transactions with the Central Bank of Iran and designated Iranian financial institutions by restricting Iran’s ability to use oil revenue held in foreign financial institutions as well as preventing repatriation of those funds to Iran. The U.S. Department of the Treasury, in consultation with the U.S. Department of State, also designated one individual and four entities for their involvement in the Iranian government’s censorship activities. These censorship activities restrict the free flow of information in Iran and punish Iranian citizens who are attempting to exercise freedom of assembly and expression. “Our policy is clear – so long as Iran continues to fail to address the concerns of the international community about its nuclear program, the U.S. will impose tighter sanctions and intensify the economic pressure against the Iranian regime,” said Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen. “We will also target those in Iran who are responsible for human rights abuses, especially those who deny the Iranian people their basic freedoms of expression, assembly and speech.” January 7 marked 180 days since President Obama signed the TRA. Section 504 of the TRA amends existing sanctions in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA) that target the Central Bank of Iran, designated Iranian financial institutions and Iran’s energy sector. At the 180-day mark, section 504 narrowed the exception for countries that have significantly reduced their purchases of Iranian crude oil so that the exception now only applies to financial transactions that facilitate bilateral trade between the country granted the exception and Iran. For the exception to apply to a financial transaction, funds owed to Iran as a result of such bilateral trade will now have to be credited to an account located in the country granted the exception and may not be repatriated to Iran. This provision will significantly increase economic pressure on Iran by restricting Iran’s repatriation of oil revenue. In addition to effectively “locking up” Iranian oil revenue overseas, this provision sharply restricts Iran’s use of this revenue for bilateral trade and severely limits Iran’s ability to move funds across jurisdictions.last_img read more

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Marijuana banking rules remain hazy

first_imgHow is it possible that on the same day New York’s Department of Health was announcing the five companies that can legally manufacture and distribute medical marijuana next year, a credit union was suing in Colorado federal court for the right to provide banking services to legal marijuana businesses? Quite simply, the federal government has adopted a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy with regard to one of our nation’s most high profile issues.Even as New York, 21 other states and Washington, D.C., legalize marijuana to varying degrees, the federal government has refused to clearly authorize financial institutions to provide banking services to legal marijuana businesses.This situation is unsustainable for credit unions and for that matter banks caught in between diametrically opposed federal and state laws.Even those opposed to the legalization or decriminalization of marijuana-a group in which I count myself- should agree that it makes sense to give legal marijuana businesses access to banking services. Credit unions and banks provide a place for legitimate businesses to safeguard their funds (not to mention, the banking system can also track money diverted to illegal activities, and financial institutions play a key role in the collection of taxes). Unfortunately the federal government has been unwilling to unequivocally authorize credit unions and banks to provide these basic services in spite of the fact that an appropriate framework is already in place.The existing system of anti-money laundering laws works well, so long as everyone knows what is and is not illegal activity.. But it can’t work effectively when a business engages in an activity that is either perfectly legal or blatantly illegal depending on whether a credit union consults state or federal law.This is the conundrum that institutions considering opening accounts for legal marijuana face. Marijuana still remains illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act, even though California legalized it for medical purposes in 1996. Are credit unions acting illegally if they open up their services to companies violating federal law?Federal efforts to address this dilemma have so far proven to be woefully inadequate. In December of 2013, both the Justice Department and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN—the financial regulator responsible for overseeing BSA compliance—issued memoranda explaining the circumstances under which financial institutions are authorized to service marijuana businesses. For example, the Justice Department said it would not prosecute businesses in states where marijuana was legal provided that a business was not being used to hinder core law enforcement priorities, such as preventing the distribution of drugs to minors or helping to fund gang activities. The FinCEN guidance established a burdensome framework of continuous regulatory filings for any institution serving pot businesses. As the Colorado Bankers Association said, these memos told financial institutions to “serve these customers at your own risk.” They emphasized that federal law makes marijuana possession and distribution illegal, and imposed record keeping requirements that make servicing the marijuana industry infeasible for all but the largest of institutions.The Justice Department and FinCen are not to blame. As long as Congress refuses to act, regulators can at best decide to look the other way when it comes to marijuana. And regulatory guidance is only as binding as the president and attorney general charged with enforcing it. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a former federal prosecutor, has stated that one of the first things he would do as president is repeal the Justice Department’s memorandum. This is hardly the type of certainty credit unions are looking for as they consider whether or not to open their doors to marijuana businesses.Is there a way out of this legal mess? Perhaps the lawsuits against the NCUA and the Kansas City Federal Reserve will help provide some brighter lines. But ultimately Congress must deal with the issue on the federal level once and for all. No industry can sustain itself cut off from the banking system. Either it is legal to provide banking services to marijuana businesses in states where marijuana is legal, or, notwithstanding the broad-based and growing support for legalizing marijuana in this country, cannabis remains illegal as a matter of federal law and the statutes of 22 states are void. 63SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Henry Meier As General Counsel for the New York Credit Union Association, Henry is actively involved in all legislative, regulatory and legal issues impacting New York credit unions. Whether he’s joining … Web: www.nycua.org Detailslast_img read more

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The making of a mayor?

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Sibling doctors pass away from COVID-19 shortly after their father succumbs to virus

first_imgTwo sibling doctors have recently died of COVID-19 in Semarang, Central Java, shortly after their father’s life was taken by the same disease.Head of the Semarang Indonesian Medical Association (IDI), Elang Sumabar said the sister, Elianna Widiastuti, passed away on June 28.”Dr. Elianna worked at the Halmahera community health center [Puskesmas] in Semarang. She passed away on June 28, after being admitted to Roemani Hospital,” Elang said on Wednesday as reported by kompas.com.Elang explained that Elianna had fallen ill after attending her father’s funeral on Sunday morning.”She was taken to the hospital in the afternoon where she passed away,” he said.After some contact tracing, it was found that Elianna’s brother, Sang Aji Widi Aneswara, had also contracted the disease.”Dr. Sang Aji’s children and wife also tested positive for COVID-19. He was admitted to KRMT Wongsonegoro Regional Hospital on July 1, and passed away on July 6,” Elang said. Sang Aji worked at the Karanganyar Puskesmas and had once volunteered to treat COVID-19 patients.”He was still young, only 31 years old. He once volunteered to treat COVID-19 patients at the Semarang mayor’s official residence,” Elang explained.Both siblings were laid to rest at Madinah Memorial Park Cemetery in Ungaran, with their burials following COVID-19 procedures.Elang said that besides the two siblings, two other doctors from the greater Semarang area had also passed away recently due to COVID-19.”Dr. Ane Rovian from Welahan Puskesmas, Jepara, Central Java, passed away on June 25 after being treated at Telogorejo Hospital in Semarang,” he said.Another doctor from Purwodadi, Central Java, Sovian Endin, also passed away from COVID-19 in June.”Just this afternoon, I heard news that a doctor from Purwodadi passed away at Moewardi Hospital in Solo. So, in total four doctors from around Semarang have passed away recently [because of COVID-19],” Elang said.He expressed hope that no other doctors would lose their lives from treating COVID-19 patients. He urged the government to protect medical workers by periodically testing them for COVID-19.”The government should protect both those who directly treat COVID-19 patients and those who work at health facilities such as Puskesmas or clinics, by periodically testing them [for COVID-19],” he said, adding that the public should also remain disciplined in following health protocols. As of Tuesday, Central Java had recorded more than 5,000 COVID-19 cases with 225 casualties. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

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Who will lift The Grocer Cup 2017?

first_imgMatthew BarnesJob title: chief executive officerCompany: Aldi UK“Fresh produce – and UK sourcing – is at the heart of its marketing, cleverly linked to UK athletics”Read more Thank you for voting in The Grocer Cup, voting has now closed. A winner will be announced on 3 October.,The most prestigious trophy in grocery is back. Held aloft by icons of industry for 20 years, the coveted The Grocer Cup is awarded to an exceptional leader as voted for by readers. Here, we profile each of the industry heavyweights on our 2017 shortlist. But only one can take home the prize. So who deserves it most? You decide.The deadline for votes is 9 September and the winner will be announced at the IGD Awards ceremony in London on 3 October , one of 20 categories to be announced at the 25 IGD Awards. Alison BrittainJob title: chief executive officerCompany: Whitbread“Solid growth is evidence of Brittain’s exceptional leadership and steady hand”Read morePatrick CoveneyJob title: chief executive officer Company: Greencore“With years of experience and an enviable track record, Coveney’s is a vital voice for business post Brexit”Read moreDiana HunterJob title: chief executive officer Company: Conviviality“Hunter has proven time and time again she isn’t afraid to make bold moves to get ahead”Read moreDave LewisJob title: chief executive officer Company: Tesco“Lewis has succeeded in creating a company that sets the retail agenda rather than reacting to it”Read moreJanet McCollumJob title: chief executive officer Company: Moy Park“Under McCollum’s guidance Moy Park has not only survived JBS’s crises but flourished”Read moreDavid PottsJob title: chief executive officer Company: Morrisons“Potts has consistently shown that Tesco was wrong to overlook him in favour of Philip Clarke in 2011”Read moreAndrew SelleyJob title: chief executive officer Company: Bidfood“Selley is a cool, calm operator who gets the job done with minimum fuss”Read moreMalcolm WalkerJob title: founder & executive chairman Company: Iceland Foods“Walker could have sold up, retired and swanned off to the sunshine. But that was never going to happen”Read moreRoger WhitesideJob title: chief executive officer Company: Greggs“Never one to sit still, you can be sure Whiteside will be on to the next phase of Greggs’ evolution before long”Read more● DON’T FORGET YOUR VOTE !last_img read more

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China considering resumption of Super league in May

first_img Loading… The China is considering resumption of the super league after the country successfully battled the coronavirus with no new cases recorded. The Chinese Super League has been in the cooler like other leagues across the globe due to the ravaging effect of the coronavirus. Incidentally the dreaded virus emanated from Chinese City of Wuhan December last year and has held the world in bondage since then with many people dead and several dozens in isolation. Rafa Benitez and his Dalian Yifang team have been flown out of Spain and back to China, a stark indication of the changing geographical focus of the coronavirus epidemic. The Chinese Super League is eyeing resumption late May. Benitez and his squad, who returned to Dalian on Thursday, will have to complete 14 days of quarantine after the charter flight commissioned by the club got them out of Spain, now one of the worst affected countries and which is currently in lockdown. Benitez is said to be well and happy to be back. The Dalian Yifang squad kept themselves entertained in Spain with a table tennis tournamentAdvertisement Dalian will continue preparations for the new season as the club have built them a bespoke isolation unit at their new training ground. Dalian were in pre-season training in Marbella in January when the coronavirus outbreak was first reported in China. The team were ordered to stay in Spain for safety reasons and moved to Alicante and then Benidorm, where they have attempted to stay fit and prepare for a season that should have started in late January. But given the worsening situation in Spain, it became imperative to get them out and back to China, which is now safer. Read AlsoCovid-19: China orders compulsory military training for footballers The first cases emerged in Wuhan in late December and the city was put on a hard lock down, along with other Chinese cities, on January 23rd, which suggests it might take around five months to being the return to something like normal life and resume some football. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny8 Most Expensive Mistakes The World Has Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWorld’s Most Delicious Foods5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The Worldlast_img read more

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Virginia Margaret Zacharias Miller

first_imgVirginia Margaret Zacharias Miller, 96, of Dillsboro, Indiana, passed away Monday, June 20, 2016.She was born Tuesday, December 30, 1919 in Alexandria, KY, daughter of the late Adam Zacharias and the late Florence Estelle Park Zacharias.She was a member of Hartford Methodist Church and also attended Aberdeen United Methodist Church. Virginia was a member of the Happy Homemakers Home Ec Club for 60 years, she was a Charter member of the Order of Eastern Star, Versailles Branch. She loved being a homemaker, was a wonderful cook, enjoyed sewing and cross stitch, often making gifts for her grandchildren. Virginia collected teapots, canned vegetables, jams, jellies and pickles. She was a very social person, she gave a lot of love and received a lot of love. Virginia avidly read her Bible, her faith and family were very important to her. She loved children and especially loved her family.Surviving are children, Nancy (Doug) Jeffries of Aurora, IN, Charles Miller of Dillsboro, IN, William (Sandi) Miller of Lawrenceburg, IN; grandchildren, Amy (Scott) Bishop, Abby (David) Ebel, Dawn (Alan)Miller, Lori (George) Schwipps,Chris (Tim) Kent, Kami (Brian) Blakeman, Tim (Claudia) Miller, Zach (Laura) Miller, Sarah Miller, Joe Miller and Patricia Dehne (late Geoffrey Miller); 13 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 57 years, Dolph, a son, Thomas H. Miller, a grandson, Geoffrey Miller and 4 siblings.Friends will be received Noon – 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, at 2:00 pm with Tom Largent officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, IndianaContributions may be made to the Cass Union Scholarship Fund. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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West Ham win eases pressure on Allardyce

first_imgTen-man West Ham eased the pressure on manager Sam Allardyce as they climbed out of the relegation zone with a 2-0 win at Cardiff. Fraizer Campbell, Craig Noone and Mark Hudson failed to convert the best chances for the hosts, who replace West Ham in the bottom three, and this will have outlined to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the task he will face in keeping the Bluebirds up. Allardyce’s position has been under severe scrutiny in the wake of heavy cup defeats against Nottingham Forest and Manchester City, and the Hammers lying 19th the table. The mood at Cardiff may have been lifted by Solskjaer’s arrival but with the Bluebirds a point and a place above the drop zone it was little surprise there was such a nervy start. Cardiff survived an early scare when West Ham hit the post inside three minutes. Stewart Downing’s cross missed everyone and cannoned out of the far post, where Tomkins’ follow-up was smothered by David Marshall. Tomkins’ return from injury had provided a timely boost for Allardyce who is without the likes of Winston Reid and James Collins. But he lost another defender in the eighth minute when Guy Demel went down. Campbell had just failed to connect with Peter Odemwingie’s cross and when the ball was quickly put back into the box the striker collided with Demel and Roger Johnson. Johnson’s elbow appeared to strike Demel and the Ivorian required lengthy treatment before being stretchered off with a suspected broken elbow and facial injuries. The long disruption ensured there was little flow on the resumption until George McCartney, on for Demel, blocked superbly from Craig Noone. Press Association Cardiff looked the more likely to score and they thought they had in the 32nd minute. Kim Bo-kyung’s shot deflected off Johnson, struck the bar and appeared to cross the line as it came down. No goal was given and Campbell gave away a foul as he bundled Adrian and the ball over the line. But replays showed the Goal Decision System had been correct, with the ball landing on the line. Noone was again denied, this time by Adrian, before the visitors opened the scoring. Matt Taylor picked out Jarvis, and the winger’s weighted pass gave Cole an easy tap in. That prompted Solskjaer to hand fit-again Craig Bellamy a first appearance since November 9 in place of Odemwingie. It nearly paid immediate dividends as the veteran’s free-kick found an unmarked Hudson, who headed over. McCartney survived penalty shouts for handball and what looked like a clear push on Campbell, before the striker worked Adrian from Bellamy’s pull-back. It was all Cardiff and West Ham were pegged further back when Tomkins saw red as he picked up a second booking for a foul on Campbell after earlier being cautioned needlessly for dissent. But West Ham survived and Noble finished a sweeping break from Carroll’s pass to secure the spoils. Carlton Cole was on hand to convert from close range from Matt Jarvis’ excellent pass, before James Tomkins was sent off in the second half. But Mark Noble sealed the win in stoppage time, and with Andy Carroll making a first appearance of the season as a substitute this was a good day for Allardyce with co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan in attendance. last_img read more

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