Nominations open for Deane C Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award

first_imgVermont Business Magazine,Nominations are open for the 2010 Deane C Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award. Sponsored by Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award recognizes a Vermont business that demonstrates growth in sales or employment coupled with a commitment to social responsibility.Named for former Governor Deane C. Davis, who championed economic development and sound environmental policy, the award focuses on nominees who demonstrated major achievements during 2010 in any or all of the following categories:· Growth in sales or employment· Commitment of company resources for participation in community projects· Encouragement of employees to be involved in community events· Recognition of the importance of the environment to the state as a natural and economic resource· Addressing employee concerns/needs to create a positive work environment for all employeesNominated businesses must have been based in Vermont for at least 10 years.Nominations for the award can be made by any individual, government agency or business. Completed nomination forms must be postmarked by March 11, 2011. The nomination form and additional information can be found online at http://events.vermontbiz.com/storage/dcd_2010.pdf . Forms and additional information are also available at www.vtexpo.com(link is external) or by sending an email to [email protected](link sends e-mail).The Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award will be presented during the opening ceremonies of the Vermont Chamber Business and Industry EXPO on May 25, 2011.Past winners of the DCD Outstanding Business of the Year Award are:2009: BioTek Instruments, Inc.2008: National Life Group2007: SymQuest Group, Inc2006: Resource Systems Group, Inc.2005: King Arthur Flour2004: IDX Systems Corp.2003: Hubbardton Forge2002: NRG Systems2001: Wild Apple Graphics2000: Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom1999: Cabot Creamery1998: Vermont Country Store1997: Smugglers’ Notch Resort1996: Mack Molding Company, Inc.1995: Vermont Heating & Ventilating1994: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters1993: Perry Restaurant Group1992: McKenzie Country Classics1991: C&S Wholesale Grocers1990: Wallace EnterprisesVermont Business Magazine is the state’s most respected business publication. Since 1972, VBM has published statewide business news, economic and political news and commentary, business and individual profiles, data, analysis and statistics in a monthly magazine. For more than a decade it has published online and now reports daily through its industry-leading, free email newsletter. VBM also publishes three annual publications: Vermont Business & Manufacturers Directory; The Book of Lists; and Ask the Experts/Profiles. Along with the Deane Davis Award, VBM sponsors or co-sponsors the Centennial Business Awards, Best Places to Work in Vermont Awards, SBA Small Business Person of the Year Award, 5x5x5 Growth Awards, and the Rising Star Awards. www.vermontbiz.comThe Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the largest statewide, private, not-for-profit business organization, represents nearly every sector of the state’s corporate/hospitality community. Our mission is to create an economic climate conducive to business growth and the preservation of the Vermont quality of life.last_img read more

SOUTHCOM Hosts New US Space Force ‘US-Brazil Space Engagement Talks’

first_imgBy U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs/Edited by Diálogo Staff August 31, 2020 U.S. Southern Command hosted U.S. Space Force and Brazilian counterparts for the newly established virtual U.S.-Brazil Space Engagement Talks. This is the first senior space flag officer event between the U.S. and Brazil and the first such event for the U.S. Space Force.The talks, held during separate virtual sessions Aug. 4, 6, 11, and 13, aimed to strengthen both nations’ already strong space partnership and identify opportunities for cooperation between the U.S. military and the Brazilian government.The talks provided a forum to advance U.S. and Brazilian objectives in the development of space capabilities to support combined space operations. Discussions focused on future collaboration opportunities in space situational awareness; research, development, test, and evaluation; launch; satellite command and control; among other areas.Brazil is a leader in space operations in Latin America with very close ties to the United States. Combined U.S.-Brazil space operations strengthen U.S. and allied competitive advantage by improving mission assurance and military effectiveness across all domains.The United States’ space partnership with Brazil and other regional partners helps ensure access and the use of space for responsible and safe purposes.last_img read more

Why is social media marketing failing?

first_imgby: Ron ShevlinThe assertion in the title of this post–that social media marketing is failing–will prompt one (or maybe more) of the following responses in people:Social media marketing is not failing!Who says it’s failing?Why is it failing?Who cares?If #1 is your primary response, you have rose-colored blinders on. If it’s #4, I don’t know why you even bothered to click on the link to get here, but thanks!I’m hardly the only one asserting that social media marketing is failing. I could produce a list of sources backing up (or rather, asserting) the claim, but Ad Contrarian has already done that for us. Atomic Tango links to a YouTube video of a Melbourne Business School professor making his case for why social media marketing is a colossal waste of time (which, I must say, I don’t agree with, although I don’t dispute the conclusion). continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Celebrity Parents Making TikTok Videos With Their Kids: Watch

first_imgWitherspoon has also given TikTok a go multiple times. Her first attempt was in September 2019 with her and her ex-husband Ryan Philippe’s son, Deacon.“@deaconphilippe tries to teach me how to TikTok,” the Big Little Lies alum captioned their mother-son video at the time. “I think I nailed it.”Five months later, the actress learned “more important life lessons” from the teenager, including the difference between dapping and dabbing. “Thank you for teaching me about TikTok, it’s been so much fun,” the Whiskey in a Teacup author told Deacon in February 2020.- Advertisement – The Oscar winner, who also shares daughter Ava with Ryan and son Tennessee with her husband, Jim Toth, taught her eldest son how to drive — but he’s “actually better” than she is.Witherspoon explained to Ellen DeGeneres in September 2019: “I get distracted a lot because I see cute dogs, and I’m like, ‘Oh, I’ve got to pull over!’ I will literally pull over and get out of the car if it’s a bulldog. Only a bulldog. I’m very preferential to certain breeds … if it’s being walked by somebody and it’s really cute. There’s probably a lot of pictures in the world of me on the side of the road with dogs.”Watch the video above to see Witherspoon and more celebrity parents trying their hands at TikTok, from Courteney Cox to Matt Lauer.Listen on Spotify to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories!&lt;/iframe<br /> Getting their groove on! Kourtney Kardashian, Reese Witherspoon and more celebrity parents have made TikTok debuts with their kids.The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star joined her eldest son, Mason, and YouTube star David Dobrik on the social media app in January 2020. “Hey guys, I’m here with Mason and I’m gonna teach him how to TikTok,” the former Vine star said in the funny footage.- Advertisement – Dobrik panned over to show Mason and his mom. The reality star went on to hand her son something from the fridge, clap for him during a pool game and hug him as Hippie Sabotage’s “Devil Eyes” played.Watch Kourtney Kardashian More Celeb Parents Doing TikTok Videos With KidsKourtney Kardashian and her son, Mason. Courtesy Kourtney Karrdashian/InstagramIn another TikTok video, the Poosh creator danced with Mason and Dobrik to “Lottery” by K Camp while wearing a black trench coat and matching shades.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Tomislav Fain, UHPA: Slavonia can show and offer a lot, and I hope that the agencies will decide to put Slavonia in their offer

first_imgMost importantly, this meeting has finally come to Slavonia and that many travel agencies that have not been there so far will see a part of Slavonia and get acquainted with what it has to offer. UHPA Days 2019 are held from March 21 to 23.03.2019, XNUMX. in the oldest European city – Vinkovci. “Personally, I think that Slavonia can show and offer a lot, and I hope that the agencies will decide to put Slavonia in their offer to help develop tourism in this part of Croatia. Slavonia should see for itself in which direction it wants to develop, and it is very important that you act synergistically. You can do a lot together. I convinced myself that Slavonia is beautiful, so the potential is huge, but we all need to work together on product development and promotion of Slavonia. ” Fain pointed out. Today, UHPA has 228 regular members and 100 associate members from the tourism sector, last year the regular members generated 3,3 billion kuna in turnover and employed 3400 people. Attachment: UHPA DAY PROGRAM IN VINKOVCIcenter_img The Days of the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies were officially opened yesterday by Tomislav Fain, President of UHPA, who pointed out that this event is an excellent opportunity for Vukovar-Srijem County and the whole of Slavonia to present their tourist offer and meet agents and representatives of tourist boards. A total of one third of arrivals in 2018 relate to travel arrangements, which is a direct role of travel agencies RELATED NEWS:last_img read more

Washington region a new coronavirus hotspot

first_imgDespite more than a month of stay-at-home orders, the Washington region has become a coronavirus hotspot — and the African-American and Latino populations of the US capital have been particularly hard hit.Washington and the neighboring states of Maryland and Virginia now have more than 50,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and there have been some 2,300 deaths.Maryland Governor Larry Hogan predicted in early April that the area would see the next major outbreak and was about two weeks behind New York, the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States. ‘Social distancing fatigue’ There have been more than 5,300 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Washington, which has a population of around 700,000, and 264 deaths.African-Americans account for slightly less than half of the population of Washington — but 80 percent of the virus deaths.”This virus has not left the District,” Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser said Monday. “We are where we thought we would be in having peak experiences during the month of May.”Amanda Castel, a professor in the epidemiology department at George Washington University, said the rise in the number of cases is due — to some extent — to increased testing capacity.”People should not be alarmed that the numbers continue to go up,” Castel told AFP, adding they should instead be “reassured that social distancing is working.””There are more test kits and more testing sites,” she said. “We are building capacities to test more individuals.”It means we will identify more people who are positive,” she said. “It’s a good thing.”Castel said it was important to ensure that those who test positive “go into isolation and that their contacts are also screened for symptoms and put into quarantine.”She cautioned against the dangers of “social distancing fatigue.””Over the weekend, there was a lot more movement,” she said. “That’s concerning — people are tired.”Gayles said he was hopeful the region may be approaching the peak, although to “calculate the peak is tricky.””I’m optimistic we are in the area of it,” he said.Several US states have already begun reopening despite not having met federal guidelines that call for a 14-day decline in the number of new virus cases before doing so.Ralph Northam, the governor of Virginia, has said he may partially ease restrictions from May 15 — a move not yet embraced by Hogan or Bowser.”Guidance was clear for states to prepare to reopen — a 14-day decline in cases, capacity for widespread testing, hospitals in place,” Castel said. “If you can’t tick all the boxes, it makes it premature to reopen.”Virginia has reported around 19,500 COVID-19 cases and nearly 700 deaths. Maryland as a whole has reported around 26,400 cases and more than 1,300 deaths.Many of the area’s essential workers are African-American or Hispanic, and their infection and death rates are considerably higher than those of the white population.”It is not uncommon that two families share a two-bedroom apartment,” said Gayles. “When one is positive, it spreads quickly, and it is much more difficult to isolate.”Other factors contributing to the high fatality rate among minorities are underlying health conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes, and a lack of insurance coverage. Despite the closure of schools and non-essential businesses and a lockdown since the end of March, the number of infections, hospitalizations and deaths has continued to rise in the region.”We are a highly populated area with a high density,” said Travis Gayles, chief of public health services in Maryland’s Montgomery County, which borders Washington.”We still have a high number of essential workers that have to go to work and are subject to exposure there,” Gayles told AFP.Montgomery County, to the north of the US capital, has about one million residents. As of Tuesday, it had 5,541 confirmed coronavirus cases and 292 deaths. Topics :last_img read more

Porter Davis releases its luxury family home design in Aura

first_imgPorter Davis has launched its Paddington 25 display at Aura on the Sunshine Coast.Made to Silver level ‘Liveable Housing Design’ standard, the Paddington 25 features safe, continuous level entry into the home, with no steps, wider hallways and doors to connecting rooms, easy access toilets and a step free shower. Located in Bells Creek, the Aura community provides the perfect family-friendly lifestyle with a wide range of facilities including proximity to beaches, private and public schools, retail and dining precincts and public transport. Porter Davis has launched its Paddington 25 display at Aura on the Sunshine Coast, a flexible, luxurious family-designed home.A NEW home design perfect for a growing family but with an escape hatch for parents has recently been launched by award-winning builder Porter Davis.Winner of HIA Australia’s Most Professional Builder for 2017, Porter Davis have launched the “Paddington 25” in the Aura display village in Bells Creek on the Sunshine Coast. Porter Davis has launched its Paddington 25 display at Aura on the Sunshine Coast.The Aura Display Village recently opened with a “Live a Colourful Life” launch where locals experienced the new community with an active light display, projected onto display homes.The Paddington 25 is constructed with CSR Hebel panelling and is fully rendered, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, exterior noise and the need to cool the home. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoPorter Davis has launched its Paddington 25 display at Aura on the Sunshine Coast.“We identified a need from our customers to have a single storey home that offers both private and open shared space to cater for families,” Mr Darling said. “The Paddington 25 is an exceptional family home that doesn’t compromise on style or functionality.”For added indulgence, optimised options include double vanity and a luxurious extended shower or free standing bath in the ensuite.center_img Porter Davis has launched its Paddington 25 display at Aura on the Sunshine Coast.The home is single storey, with a four-bedroom layout, a private and expansive master suite and finished with a Scandinavian interior style. Porter Davis state manager Josh Darling said the home was designed to suit a lot width of 14m by 28m, with the flexibility of four-bedrooms and an alfresco, as well as a large main bedroom at the front of the home creating the perfect parent escape. Porter Davis has launched its Paddington 25 display at Aura on the Sunshine Coast.Queensland Porter Davis customers get the VIP treatment, flown to the company’s World of Style Showroom in Melbourne for 2 nights, where they meet with Porter Davis design experts to select the finishes and fittings for their home.Aura is a Stockland community, expected to deliver more than 20,000 new homes by completion, more than 200km bikeways and walking paths and a 90ha City Centre.last_img read more

Batesville Goodwill holding grand re-opening

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — The Batesville Goodwill will be holding its grand re-opening on Wednesday at 9:00 AM.Audio Playerhttp://wrbiradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Goodwill.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.That’s Michael Flannery, Ohio Valley Goodwill’s Public Information Officer.The Batesville Goodwill will be doing something a little different with its specials.Audio Playerhttp://wrbiradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Goodwill-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.WRBI will be broadcasting live during the grand re-opening celebration from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.last_img

Ruiz Jr wants Tyson Fury fight

first_imgRelatedPosts No directive to constitute disciplinary committee against us — Ojudu, others ‘Army Officer’ in EFCC net for alleged multiple fraud COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance Andy Ruiz Jr wants Tyson Fury if he can deliver a repeat performance against Anthony Joshua.The “Destroyer” is set to defend his WBA ‘Super’, WBO and IBF world heavyweight titles in a rematch against Joshua in December.Scheduled to take place in Saudi Arabia, the bout presents Ruiz with the opportunity to prove his seventh round stoppage of the former unified world champion was no fluke, after dropping Joshua four times on his US debut.The fight at Madison Square Garden captured the imagination of fans and foes alike across the globe, with the 30-year-old now one of the biggest names in boxing’s blue-ribbon division.Lineal champion Fury previously told fans he would beat the Mexican with one arm, while WBC champion Deontay Wilder has also reiterated his desire to become undisputed world heavyweight champion.But speaking to “Iron” Mike Tyson on his podcast, Ruiz Jr revealed he wanted to face Fury at some point in the near future.After that, the stocky slugger is looking to join his dad in the construction industry, despite claims he could represent Mexico at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.Ruiz said on ‘Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson’: “I know I became the champion of the world and I want to defend it a lot of times.“I want to fight Tyson Fury.“But in life after boxing – my dad’s a contractor, so I want to build an empire in construction and build a lot of houses over there in my hometown.”Fans would be foolish to write off Ruiz again as he made a mockery of the 25-1 underdog status he was handed by bookies prior to the fight against Joshua in June.In fact, his upset victory was the biggest in heavyweight history since Tyson himself was knocked out by Buster Douglas back in 1990 in Tokyo.The similarities between the two underdogs prior to the bouts are startling; critics wrote both men off before the first bell even sounded, with Tyson’s corner men failing to even bring an ice pack as they thought the fight would end in a conclusive knockout for the undisputed world champion.And, like Douglas, Ruiz dominated the fight against the far more physically imposing champion. Driven by a desire to prove his doubters wrong, the Snickers-fuelled Ruiz made a mockery of critics who judged his ability based on his rotund appearance.He added: “I was like, mother****ers I did it.“Everybody that was hating, but I still love the doubters too, they’re all fans, I don’t care.“But my kids are the most motivation right now.”—last_img read more

Windies backing pace attack for England clash today

first_imgSOUTHAMPTON, England (CMC) – Underdogs West Indies will hope persistent rain stays away as they renew their mouth-watering rivalry with tournament favourites England here today, in a clash expected to be headlined by a battle of the quicks.Three of the last four matches in the World Cup have been abandoned as no results due to rain – two without a ball bowled – and with showers all day here yesterday and more forecast for today, there are fears the weather could also mar the contest at the Rose Bowl.Dealt a blow when the elements allowed only 45 balls in their fixture against South Africa on Monday here, West Indies are hoping for a full game in order to put their World Cup campaign back on track after their defeat to Australia also helped to derail the promising start.“I think we want to cover all three departments in terms of batting, bowling and fielding,” captain Jason Holder told media here yesterday.“We have gone really well with the ball so far, in taking new-ball wickets and bowling two teams out in the games we have played.“I think in terms of our fielding, we could definitely touch up there, but I think generally over the last couple of months, if you look at our fielding overall, we have improved a lot in this World Cup so far.”He added: “And as a batting unit, we just had a plan against Australia so if we get ourselves back into that situation, we just need to take a little bit more responsibility and take the game home.”West Indies were left with only themselves to blame after they botched what should have been a simple run chase after limiting Australia to 288, in their second game.They were 190 for four in the 35th over but then suffered a middle and lower order collapse, to lose by 15 runs at Trent Bridge.Holder said the Caribbean side’s batting was one of several improvements made in recent months which needed to be sustained in the ongoing tournament.“I think there’s always room for improvement. As I said before, we can always take responsibility as batters to see games through, bat very deep,” Holder pointed out.“As I said before, we’ve always asked the top four batsmen to go down to the 45th over and give ourselves a chance and other guys to support them.“And having said that, I think we have done a lot of great things over the last couple of weeks as well. Our bowling has been really good. You have seen young Oshane Thomas come alight, Sheldon (Cottrell), and practically all our bowlers have been putting up their hands and doing a fantastic job.”He continued: “It is just for them to continue that, stay fit and healthy, and then for our batters to keep going. I just think it’s the situation over a long period of time with this tournament. You have to keep your form going and you have to keep hungry for success and keep churning out runs. That is all I can ask for.”The contest brings together some of the fastest bowlers on show at the World Cup. Jofra Archer, ironically born and raised in Barbados, will spearhead England’s attack alongside Mark Wood – both capable of consistently touching speeds of 95 miles per hour.Rookie Thomas, meanwhile, along with Cottrell and Andre Russell have all also put their pace on show, roughing up opposing batsmen in hostile spells, to lead West Indies’ attack.That same aggression saw the Windies draw 2-2 in a tantalising five-match series in the Caribbean this year and Holder said his side intended to bring the same attacking approach today.“I think the brand of cricket we have been playing so far in this World Cup, you know what to expect of West Indies now,” he stressed.“For us, we are not going to back down from the challenge. Most of our guys are always up for the challenge and it is just a matter for us to be smart. And I don’t think there is anything else to be said, just be smart and play the brand of cricket we want to play.”He continued: “We’ve been getting wickets. I think previously we haven’t been getting wickets in the middle. We have always got wickets with the new ball but previously we haven’t been able to get wickets in the middle overs.“And it’s been a talking point over the last couple of months in one-day cricket and now in this tournament we have been able to get wickets in the middle overs which definitely broke the back of most teams.“I think if we continue in that vein, we will be a force to be reckoned with but we have to take it game by game. This game against England, as I said before, is a very, very important game and we have just got to dot all of our i’s and cross our t’s.”last_img read more