New Block of Pan Am Equestrian Tickets to Go On Sale

first_img Horse Sport Enews More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP Email* Pan Am Games organizers are offering new tickets for high-demand, sold-out events ‒ including equestrian, the opening ceremony, basketball, football, diving and athletics. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, July 6th at 11 a.m. (E.T.) and will be available at TORONTO2015.org/tickets.TO2015 organizers say fans have bought about 750,000 of 1,000,000 tickets available for the Games, and more than 100 Pan Am events, including many of the medal events, are sold out.The organizers said in a press release that it is typical in multi-sport games for tickets to be held back to accommodate potential seating adjustments and ensure good sight lines. Once these final blocks of tickets are sold, it is unlikely any more will become available.The Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games will take place July 10-26 and the Parapan American Games Aug. 7-15. Tags: 2015 Pan American Games, PanAm, Pan Am Tickets, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!last_img read more

Belarus Now Dividing Russians More Deeply and Permanently Than Ukraine Did in 2014

first_imgWhen Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine in 2014, his actions deeply divided Russian nationalists and many other Russians as well; but the Kremlin leader was able to overcome that discord by annexing Crimea and creating what many have referred to as “the Crimean consensus” in Russia. Events in Belarus today are also dividing Russian nationalists and Russians generally, but the Kremlin appears to have far fewer possibilities to take any action capable of again papering over those schisms. As a result, and regardless of Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s fate, what is happening in the streets of Belarus now (see EDM, August 10) may have an even larger impact on the future of the Russian Federation than did the Ukrainian EuroMaidan and the ensuing Russian invasion of that country.In 2014, Russian nationalists were deeply split by Putin’s moves in Ukraine. Some actively supported him and dispatched irregular forces to Donbas and Crimea. Others just as actively denounced what the Kremlin leader had done, arguing that his imperialism imperiled the possibility of creating the Russian nation-state they seek. And still a third group argued that Putin had failed to go far enough in Ukraine and should have moved to absorb that entire country into the Russian Federation. These differences among Russian nationalists were shared by many ordinary Russians and Russian politicians. But Putin’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea, followed by his campaign to suppress Russian nationalists at home lest they present a serious challenge to him on this issue and others, overshadowed and largely silenced these divisions. At a minimum, they were reduced in importance within Russia as the events of 2014 have receded into the past (Alternatio.org, March 23, 2018; MBK News, December 9, 2019; Sova-center.ru, December 28, 2019; The Insider, December 27, 2019).Lukashenka’s massive falsification of the August 9 election was met with widespread protests across multiple Belarusian cities—an outcome the Kremlin likely welcomes because it leaves the Belarusian leader weakened and more dependent on Moscow, while permitting Putin to present himself as a moderate authoritarian rather than “the last dictator in Europe.” But the anti-government demonstrations in Belarus are, at the same time, again deeply dividing Russian nationalists, with some viewing the Belarusian outcome as beneficial to the rebuilding of the empire and others opposing it for precisely the same reason, reflecting the deep divide between democratic and imperial Russian nationalism in Russia. In many cases, Putin’s continuing insistence, just like in Ukraine, that the Belarusians are part of a common Russian nation, has deepened this divide: some Russian nationalists have accepted that interpretation, but many others oppose it precisely because it hinders their aspirations to form a Russian nation-state (Harbin.lv, August 9, 2020).This divide among Russian nationalists is replicated among Russian politicians and the Russian people as well, Darya Garmonenko of Nezavisimaya Gazeta writes, leading to a situation in which there are now (figuratively) Russians “on both sides of the barricades in Belarus” (Nezavisimaya Gazeta, August 10). After surveying the positions taken by the leaders of systemic and extra-systemic parties in Russia, she quotes Moscow analyst Konstantin Kalachev to the effect that these political forces have taken “predictable” positions, with the democrats supporting democratic principles and the others extoling stability above everything else. But because Russia also has an aging president whose approval ratings are slipping, both sides are taking their positions more seriously given that what is taking place in Belarus may be a bellwether of what could happen in Russia. As a result, Kalachev suggests, they are far more passionate in their arguments than would otherwise be the case, and their views are likely to last longer.For now, Russia’s politicians are largely behaving cautiously, given that the Kremlin would likely move against them if they adopted a harsher line on Belarusian developments and their applicability to Russia. In contrast, many Moscow commentators have been quite vocal. They are making explicit the analogy between Belarus and Russia, something far fewer did six years ago in the case of Ukraine. Anton Orekh, for example, argues that “what is happening in Belarus now may be a real scenario for what will occur in Russia four years hence” and implies that Putin could easily find himself in as much trouble then as Lukashenka does now (Ekho Moskvy, August 10).Moreover, they are making quite clear that Putin today lacks an obvious way forward that will increase his popularity and reduce the possibility that Russians will follow Belarusians into the streets. No obvious “Belarusian Crimea” exists, observers like Orekh say. And consequently, Russian attention to and feelings about Belarus are likely to intensify and remain in place long after Belarusians leave the streets. Such attention may even become the basis for domestic discussions of a post-Putin Russia.If that should prove to be the case, a recent comment by a Ukrainian politician and observer may prove especially significant largely because it points to something many in Moscow and the West have not yet attended to in Belarus. Alla Yaroshinskaya highlights that the Belarusian people have gone into the streets not because they back a specific alternative candidate but because they are fed up with Lukashenka as such. Thus, the Kremlin’s longstanding strategy of decapitating the opposition so that Russians will conclude they have no choice may have met its match. Should that prove true, Russians in 2024 might vote against Putin not because of the presence of an alternative but because they will have grown tired of his (by then) almost 25 years in power. After all, the Belarusians have just done that to Lukashenka, who has been in office for 26 (Rosbalt, August 10).last_img read more

Steve Ross criticized for Trump fundraiser, Barneys gets a lifeline: Daily digest

first_imgEvery day, The Real Deal rounds up New York’s biggest real estate news, from breaking news and scoops to announcements and deals. We update this page at 9 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 4 p.m. ET. Please send any tips or deals to [email protected] page was last updated at 4:00 p.m. Real estate billionaire Steve Ross is facing criticism by his own employees for hosting a fundraiser for President Trump in the Hamptons on Friday. SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan sent a letter saying she doesn’t support the event. Kenny Stills, a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins, wrote on Instagram that the event goes against racial equality efforts made by Ross’s own nonprofit. The full package — which includes lunch, a photo and a private discussion with the president — goes for $250,000. Afterward, there is a reception at Joe Farrell’s Bridgehampton estate. [Bloomberg] Toll Brothers picked up the site of the Marrakesh Hotel on the Upper West Side for $44 million. The luxury homebuilder hasn’t made many acquisitions in New York in recent years. The seller just reached a $275K settlement with the city over using the property as an illegal hotel. [TRD] Upper West Side advocates renewed their push to kill Extell Development’s planned tower at 50 West 66th Street. Landmark West and the City Club of New York brought their appeal to the city’s Board of Standards and Appeals, arguing the tower is taller than zoning permits. [Curbed] Hedge funder Daniel Och is targeting an absolutely insane number for the sale of his 15 Central Park West apartment. The financier is seeking $12,200 a foot for the penthouse, far higher than most new development units currently on the market. [TRD] Melinda Katz and Tiffany Cabán (Credit: Getty Images)Melinda Katz’s come-from-behind victory in the Queens DA primary has lifted the spirits of real estate executives. Katz, a former lobbyist with Greenberg Traurig, received heavy backing from the industry. Tiffany Caban conceded the race on Tuesday night. [TRD] Compass poached Coldwell Banker’s top producer to buff up its presence in LaLa land. Chris Cortazzo, who nabbed more than $500 million in sales volume last year, will join the venture-backed brokerage. The Malibu agent’s 16-person team is joining him. [TRD] Barneys secured a new offer from Brigade Capital Management and B. Riley Financial to keep it afloat until late October. The firms will inject $143 million in new debt while paying off a prior $75 million loan. As part of its bankruptcy plan, Barneys will continue to operate two stores in Manhattan, and locations in Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Boston and two warehouse stores. [CNBC] Marcus & Millichap COO Mitch Labar plans to retire at the end of the year, the brokerage disclosed today. J.D. Parker and Richard Matricaria, who were appointed to be executive vice presidents in March, will jointly assume his responsibilities. [Seeking Alpha] Is co-living starting to crack? An apartment-sharing startup, Bedly, last month closed all New York locations, leaving more than 600 tenants without valid leases and a month’s notice to find somewhere else to live. [TRD] Douglas Elliman chairman Howard Lorber (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)Douglas Elliman has a new transfer tax to thank for a boost in revenue for Q2. The brokerage’s parent company Vector Group recorded an 18 percent jump as buyers rushed to close deals and avoid extra costs. [TRD] Ashton Kutcher, Adam Neumann, and Martin Scorsese (Credit: Getty Images)WeWork’s latest pursuits involve Martin Scorsese, Ashton Kutcher and an NBC show. The office space company sought the entertainment industry icons for a marketing efforts, in another example of the startup trying to move away from its image as a traditional real estate company. [Bloomberg] The New York Times is moving some staffers across the East River. The Gray Lady signed a lease for 58,000 square feet at Court Square Place in Long Island City, in a deal brokered by JRT Realty Group, the real estate company announced on Tuesday. [TRD] The man running a billion-dollar hedge fund purchased the East Village headquarters of the New York Boy’s Club. Aaron Sosnick, the founder of an investment fund A.R.T. Advisors LLC, paid $32 million for the 50,000-square-foot building at 287 East 10th Street. Sosnick has feuded with developer Gregg Singer over a plan to convert former P.S. 64 into a dormitory. [Crain’s] From left: Wyndham New Yorker Hotel at 481 8th Avenue, the Grand Hotel at 1238 Broadway and the Imperial Court Hotel at 307 West 79th Street (Credit: Pixabay, Wikipedia, Google Maps, and iStock)One woman found a $99-a-month lease at an Upper West Side hotel. A taxi driver scored free rent at the Chelsea Highline Hotel. These are some examples of a “loophole” in rent stabilized hotels. Check out our comprehensive guide. [TRD] National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre sought investment from the firm’s former ad agency to buy a $5 million Dallas mansion. The deal, which ultimately didn’t pan out, emerged in a probe by the New York Attorney General’s office into the group’s operations. [WSJ] Last summer, Judge Eileen Rakower annulled the state’s new title insurance regulations. This summer, she did it again. (Credit: Getty Images)A judge has annulled title insurance regulations for the second consecutive summer. The Department of Finance rules barred firm’s from entertaining clients. [TRD] SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son is banking that his firm can offload Sprint in a merger with T-Mobile. The mobile carrier has been a thorn in the side of SoftBank, and racked up $47 billion in debt. He said Wednesday that shedding Sprint will allow him to focus on Softbank’s Vision funds, valued at $200 billion. [Bloomberg] Compass has a competitor in California’s East Bay. Red Oak Realty is now the largest indie real estate brokerage in the area after acquiring Marvin Gardens Real Estate, which will increase the firm’s headcount to 160 brokers. [Inman] Far-left candidate Tiffany Cabán conceded the Queens District Attorney primary race to machine pol Melinda Katz last night. Katz, a favorite of the real estate industry, won by 55 votes following a weeks-long manual recount. [NYT] Compiled by David Jeans and James Kleimann FROM THE CITY’S RECORDS: Commercial sales:EMP Capital sold the commercial condo space at 47 Greene Street in Soho for $24.8 million. [ACRIS] This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

TOP 20 TRANSFERS IN WOMEN’S HANDBALL: Bulatovic and Penezic the names of summer 2014!

first_imgMayssa the best! HBC Nantes find replacement for Lazarov – young Serb Milan Milic SC Magdeburg extend deals with Bezjak and Kristjansson Recommended for you Pingback: ТОП 20 ЛЕТНИ ТРАНСФЕРИ ВО ЖЕНСКА КОНКУРЕНЦИЈА | Официјална страница на ЖРК Металург Meshkov Brest sign Vladimir Vranjes ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsEuropean season in the women’s handball just began with the qualification tournament for the EHF Champions League last weekend.  Handball-Planet.com prepares the TOP 20 list of the biggest transfers of the summer 2014…1. Katarina Bulatovic  (Gyor – Buducnost)2.  Andrea Penezic  (Krim- Vardar )3. Alexandrina Cabral Barbosa (Thuringer – Fleury Loiret Handball)4. Susann Müller (Leipzig – Gyor)5. Alexandra Do Nascimento (Hypo – Baia Mare)6. Camila Herem (Byasen – Baia Mare)7. Anna Vyakhireva (Zvezda – Astrahanocka)8. Alina Wojtas (Lublin – Larvik )9. Jelena Grubisic  (Krim – Gyor)10. Linnea Torstenson (Viborg – Bukurest)11. Barbara Arenhart  (Hypo – Baia Mare )12. Macarena Agilar  (Randers – Gyor)13. Fernanda da Silva (Hypo – Bucharest)14. Anja Althaus (Thuringer – Vardar)15. Trine Troelsen (FCM – Toulon )16. Sandra Toft  (TT Holstebro – Larvik)17. Marija Jovanovic   (Astrahanocka – Issy Paris)18. Katarina Tomasevic (Nantes – FTC)19. Barbara Lazovic  (Krim – Vardar)20. Marit Malm Frafjord  (Viborg – Larvik)… Mayssa Pessoa  (Dinamo – Bucharest)MEN’S TOP 30 TRANSFERS Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 2 Comments ShareTweetShareShareEmail Related Items:handball transfers, Katarina Bulatovic 2 Comments eduardo 25. September 2014. at 15:24 last_img read more

Seven-year ban for County Connect and Directors

first_imgRevocation and seven-year disqualification come after numerous offences, including the use of a photocopied vehicle discThe international licence held by Sevenoaks-based County Connect has been revoked, and the company’s Directors Alexander Edwards and Jordan Cousins have been disqualified from holding or obtaining a PSV O-licence for seven years.The revocation and disqualification comes after the use of a fraudulent PSV O-Licence disc, using more vehicles than authorised, failures to operate local services, maintenance problems and breaches of the drivers’ hours and tachograph rules.  In addition Traffic Commissioner (TC) Sarah Bell disqualified Mr Edwards from acting as a Transport Manager (TM) for a similar period.Where an operator failed to produce records it was an aggravating feature because it deprived the enforcement agencies and TCs of finding the full extent of any wrongdoingThe company, of Wrotham, Sevenoaks, which held a two-vehicle licence, had been called before the TC at an Eastbourne Public Inquiry but failed to attend. A request to surrender the licence was refused by the TC.In her decision the TC said that Mr Cousins had been a Director of the company at all times, either formally or as a de-facto director when removed at Companies House to assist obtaining finance. The company had failed to keep authorised vehicles at the nominated operating centre when not in use, and had failed to notify material changes within 28 days, i.e. change of maintenance arrangements, operating centre and the re-appointment of Mr Cousins as a Director. Mr Cousins failed to produce his Driver CPC card at the roadside. The company had used more vehicles than authorised on the road at the same time, and had used a vehicle displaying a photocopied vehicle disc with intent to deceive. The company had failed to produce to DVSA all records required under numerous notices and the records, which were sent, were only received after the deadlines, and had also failed to comply with a number of undertakings on the licence in relation to the maintenance of vehicles and drivers’ hours and tachographs, including the offer of a cash incentive to breach the rules. The company failed to operate local registered services and failed to cancel local registered services.This was a bad case. Where an operator failed to produce records it was an aggravating feature because it deprived the enforcement agencies and TCs of finding the full extent of any wrongdoing. The explanations provided by the company in relation to the use of a photocopied vehicle disc and the use of three vehicles were neither compelling nor credible. The Directors each stated they ‘assumed’ the other had photocopied and displayed the vehicle disc.The company claimed to use two vehicles for nine local bus services, including school runs, Monday to Friday and a third vehicle on tour work most weekends through Kentish Tours, of which Mr Edwards and Mr Cousins were Directors. That explanation was incompatible, by way of example, with the third vehicle displaying an original disc on Monday 12 September. Further, Mr Edwards had to concede that when that vehicle was used on Friday 11 November, the company had three vehicles on the road.She noted that it was the company’s intention for Andrew Kelly to ‘run’ the coach side of the operation. Mr Kelly was variously described as General Manager and Operations Manager. The Traffic Examiner’s second meeting with the company was at Mr Kelly’s home.Mr Edwards, the nominated TM, claimed that he relied on Mr Kelly’s ‘expertise’ when the maintenance was taken in house. She did not accept that Mr Kelly left the company due to various ‘illegal ongoings’. The facts indicated an ongoing, close working relationship. As at the date of the hearing Mr Kelly and Mr Edwards remained directors of Kelly and Sons. She did not accept the suggestion that Mr Kelly ‘hired out’ or used a coach without the company’s knowledge.Melanie Hafner, a director of Jewel Tours, produced an invoice to the TE from Kelly and Sons for the hire of a County Connect vehicle on 8 November. She confirmed her company was the user of the vehicle on that occasion as its vehicle was off the road. She subsequently produced invoices from Kelly and Sons for sub contract work on weekdays.The company continued to pay Mr Steele’s invoices for driving that vehicle even on days when it alleged it had no knowledge of the journeys. There were some cases where it is only necessary to set out the conduct in question to make it apparent that a licence should be revoked and the operator put out of business. This was such a case.Few features diminished the gravity of behaviour of Mr Edwards and Mr Cousins, since the grant of the licence in 2015. The history of the company and its Directors was such that they must be removed from the system for a period to protect the public and the legitimate industry and for them to fully appreciate the consequences of their conduct.As TM, Mr Edwards failed to exercise continuous and effective management of the compliance systems and instead used part of that time to manipulate the system for commercial gain. In so doing, he had shown a reckless disregard for road safety, fair competition and the regulatory regime as a whole.Finally, the TC directed that if Mr Kelly sought to be involved in any application or entity, which held or obtained a licence in Great Britain, it must be referred to a TC.last_img read more

Event Tests Rescue Skills of Md, Va Firefighters

first_imgVIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – More than 150 firefighters from Virginia and Maryland are participating in a competition that tests their technical rescue skills.The 2010 Technical Rescue Challenge kicked off Monday and will continue through Thursday. The Virginia Beach Fire Department is hosting the competition and 22 fire departments are participating.The Virginia Beach department says the challenge course has eight scenarios. They include a rope rescue of a patient stuck on the cable trolley ride at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, and removal of an injured rock climber from the side of a cliff.last_img

Child With ‘Nothing to Give’ Sacrifices the ‘Best Part of Her Breakfast’ as Gift for Her Teacher

first_imgWhile repackaged cereal treats might seem like an unusual Christmas present, Uretsky-Pratt posted a photo of the marshmallows to Facebook in order to explain their significance.LOOK: Sixth Grader Leaves a Note for Vehicle Owner After Seeing School Bus Driver Pull a Hit and Run“You see, 100% of my school is on free/reduced lunch,” wrote Uretsky-Pratt. “They also get free breakfast at school every day of the school week.”If you haven’t guessed already, the free breakfast that was served on the last day of school was Lucky Charms.“This kiddo wanted to get me something so badly, but had nothing to give,” Uretsky-Pratt continued. “So rather than give me nothing, this student opened up her free breakfast cereal this morning, took the packaging of her spork, straw, and napkin, and finally took the time to take every marshmallow out of her cereal to put in a bag—for me.”LOOK: When Teacher Asks Students to Share Supplies, Boy Offers Up Pencils With Sweet, Personal MessagesThe school teacher hoped that the sweet story would help her social media followers gain some perspective and appreciation for the abundance that they may have in their lives – because even when this youngster had nothing to offer her teacher, she was still willing to sacrifice “the best part of her breakfast”.“No one likes Lucky Charms without the marshmallows,” Uretsky-Pratt mused to USA Today.The post ended up being shared over 100,000 times, which spurred hundreds of readers to offer up gifts and donations for the school teacher. Uretsky-Pratt later published a Facebook response in which she encouraged her followers to contact the school principal about making donations.MORE: Watch Deaf Janitor’s Emotional Reaction to Children’s Birthday Surprise“It makes me so proud of my kiddos that they have touched your hearts along with mine,” she wrote. “Your generosity in offering gifts for both the student and I, donations to our school, and our classroom have not gone unnoticed.”“My wish for all of you is to remember this kind and simple gesture of love from one of my school babies and carry it with you and continue to spread love and kindness to everyone you meet – not just during this holiday season. ”Be Sure And Share This Sweet Story Of Kindness With Your Friends On Social MediaAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThis elementary school teacher received several gifts and trinkets from her adoring students before winter break – but there was one gift in particular that melted her heart.Rachel Uretsky-Pratt works as a teacher for the Kennewick School District in Washington. Before her students left for their holiday vacation, they showered her with little gifts of chocolates, jewelry, and handwritten notes.The 24-year-old teacher’s most notable gift, however, was a small package of Lucky Charms marshmallows wrapped in plastic.last_img read more

London Kinky Boots Announces New Casting

first_imgVerity Rushworth, Simon-Anthony Rhoden & David Hunter(Photo: Darren Bell) Simon-Anthony Rhoden will take on the role of Lola and Verity Rushworth will appear as Lauren in West End production of Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre beginning on July 10. Olivier Award winner Matt Henry (Lola) and Elena Skye (Lauren) will play their final performances on July 8. Also joining Kinky Boots on July 10 will be Jed Berry, Momar Diagne, Lauren Drew, Dale Evans, Jordan Fox, Rosie Glossop, Keith Higham, Ben Jennings, Georgia Louise, Emma Odell, Antony Reed and Tom Scanlon.Continuing with the show are current cast members David Hunter (Charlie Price), Alan Mehdizadeh (Don), Cordelia Farnworth (Nicola), Michael Hobbs (George), Suzie McAdam, Jemal Felix, George Grayson, Robert Grose, Melissa Jacques, Robert Jones, Jane Milligan, Robin Mills, Sean Needham, Jon Reynolds and Dominic Tribuzio.Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre is the winner of three Olivier Awards: Best New Musical, Best Costume Design and Best Actor in a Musical for Henry as Lola.With direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell, a book by Harvey Fierstein and a score by Cyndi Lauper, the musical celebration is about the friendships we discover and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.Rhoden is currently the understudy for Lola in Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre). His theater credits include Ash in Marianne, Devon in Married to the Game, Man in If I Should Stay, Lance in Beauty’s Legacy and Jim Conley in Parade.Rushworth has multiple theater credits which include Vera Claythorne in And Then There Were None, Velma Kelly in Chicago, Penny Lane in Carnaby Street the Musical, Beth and Meg in Merrily We Roll Along, The Girl in The Seven Year Itch and Grace Farrell in Annie. View Commentslast_img read more

VADA endorses Phil Scott for governor

first_imgOpposing new or higher transportation taxes; Encouraging innovation in transportation and other sectors by restoring the full research and development tax credit.To read Phil Scott’s transportation plan click here(link is external). Ensuring the transportation fund is not raided and is managed properly; and Phil Scott today laid out his plan for improving Vermont’s roads and bridges, and reiterated his opposition to higher transportation taxes, a carbon tax and infrastructure debt supported by his opponents. At an event where he also accepted the endorsement of the Vermont Vehicle and Automotive Distributors Association, Scott highlighted his work to reduce the Legislature’s raid on the Transportation Fund and outlined his plan for transportation when he serves as Governor.“I am proud to have VADA’s endorsement. Supporting small businesses, and making Vermont more affordable for families and business, is critical to growing our economy, so I applaud VADA’s ongoing work to champion transportation related businesses, and fighting to ensure those businesses and their employees thrive,” Scott said. “Transportation is a key piece of growing the economy and making Vermont more affordable and I appreciate the opportunity to release my priorities in this area.”Highlights of Scott’s plan include:Strengthening the link between economic growth and infrastructure with a comprehensive plan that streamlines processes and prioritizes maintenance to reduce costs; “Our decision to support Phil, and support Phil before the primary, was about sending a signal to Vermonters about which candidate has the ability and experience to strengthen the economy, make Vermont more affordable and run a campaign that is an example for our children,” said Marilyn Miller, executive director of the association.  “Our members can see through the DC-style attack ads and know Phil does not, and will not, support any new taxes or policies that will add to Vermont’s crisis of affordability.  We’ve known Phil for many years.  He always does what he says he will do. And he is the person Vermont needs in the Governor’s office to restore balance in Montpelier and faith and trust in government.”Listen, Learn, Lead: Meet Phil ScottLieutenant Governor Phil Scott has been a consistent voice of reason and common sense in Montpelier. As the only Republican elected to statewide office, Phil has shown determination and leadership in advocating for Vermonters and promoting policies and programs that benefit Vermont families and the economy. Read about Phil Scott’s plans at www.philscott.org(link is external)About the Vermont Vehicle and Automotive Distributors Association The Vermont Vehicle and Automotive Distributors Association (VADA) is a trade association representing the interests of the automotive industry including new car and truck dealers, along with motorcycle, recreational vehicle, farm equipment, used-car, power equipment, and construction equipment dealers, as well as motor vehicle service, auto body repair, and motor vehicle parts sales facilitiesSource: Scott campaign 7.28.2016last_img read more

Florida Keys Community College hosts Constitution Day celebration

first_img October 1, 2012 Regular News Florida Keys Community College hosts Constitution Day celebration FLORIDA KEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGE hosted a Constitution Day celebration September 17 to commemorate the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution. Coordinated by FKCC business law instructor and attorney Stephen Muffler, Constitution Day activities aimed to educate participants about their rights under the Constitution and encourage habits of being a good citizen. The program featured Monroe County Court Judge Wayne Miller and Justice Fred Lewis, pictured to the right, speaking to Key West High School students taking a government class at FKCC. “The U.S. Constitution is the blueprint of our country, market system, and free society,” Muffler said. “It acts as the common denominator for all Americans, regardless of our differences.” The City of Key West’s Citizens Review Board donated free pocket Constitutions for the event. All attendees were able to register to vote with the help of representatives from the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Office, and lunch was provided by the Monroe County Bar Association.last_img read more