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Vermont Working Landscape Council to address farm and forest economy

first_imgSurveys repeatedly show Vermonters want a strong working landscape for all its scenic, cultural, economic, environmental and recreational benefits. However if alarming trends that threaten its economic viability are not reversed, it will vanish within a generation.The Vermont Council on Rural Development is launching a new nonpartisan and broad-based partnership to keep Vermont’s farm and forest economy a vital foundation for the future of Vermont. The Partnership is proposing a bold plan. It has announced the 17 member Vermont Working Landscape Council (VWLC) that will develop the details to make this plan a practical reality. The VWL Council represents deep expertise in issues pertaining to farm and forest enterprises and rural development in Vermont. It is chaired by retired Secretary of Agriculture Roger Allbee and includes:Bob Ackland, VCRD Board, Recreation Development Consultant, WarrenCliff Allard, Allard Lumber Company, BrattleboroMarie Audet, Blue Spruce Farm, BridportDeb Brighton, Natural Resource Economist, SalisburyGreg Brown, VCRD Board, Retired Regional and State Planning Leader PutneyIndia Burnett Farmer, Northeast Vine Supply & Rutland Area Farm and Food Link, E. PoultneyPeter Condaxis, Ryegate Power Station, E. RyegateJacques Couture, Couture’s Farm, Sugarhouse and B&B, WestfieldAllison Hooper, VT Butter and Cheese, WebstervilleAndrew Kehler, Jasper Hill Farm, GreensboroGil Livingston, Vermont Land TrustJohn Meyer, Bardill Land and Lumber Company, MontpelierJan Rozendaal, retired Chittenden County Business LeaderRobin Scheu, Addison County Economic Development Corp., MiddleburyMichael Snyder, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and RecreationWill Stevens, Golden Russet Farm, Shorehamlast_img read more

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Obama Signs Law Against Iran’s Influence in Latin America

first_imgBy Dialogo January 07, 2013 President Barack Obama enacted a law on December 28 to counter Iran’s alleged influence in Latin America, through a new diplomatic and political strategy to be designed by the State Department. The Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act, passed by lawmakers earlier this year, calls for the State Department to develop a strategy within 180 days to “address Iran’s growing hostile presence and activity” in the region. Although the strategy is confidential and only accessible to lawmakers, it must contain a public summary. The text also calls on the Department of Homeland Security to bolster surveillance at U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico to “prevent operatives from Iran, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, its Quds Force, Hezbollah or any other terrorist organization from entering the United States.” And within Latin American countries, the text provides for a multiagency action plan to provide security in those countries, along with a “counterterrorism and counter-radicalization plan” to isolate Iran and its allies. Washington has repeatedly stated it is closely monitoring Tehran’s activities in Latin America, though senior State Department and intelligence officials have indicated there is no apparent indication of illicit activities by Iran. But Iran, placed under a series of international sanctions because of its suspect nuclear program, has opened six new embassies in the region since 2005 — bringing the total to 11 — and 17 cultural centers. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has made regular visits to Latin America, though he only toured the region twice last year. Tehran has particularly close ties with Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela, where it has strengthened its presence through investments.last_img read more

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Long Island Marathon Runners Unphased by Added Security

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police have stepped up security at the Long Island Marathon (Michael Damm)The Boston bombings are reverberating at the Long Island Marathon on Sunday with increased security, a tribute to the attack’s victims and more runners eager to show they’re not retreating to terrorism.New York State Troopers are helping Nassau County police with the added security measures that include bomb-sniffing dogs, radiation detectors and requiring participants to use clear bags. Officials will hold a 26-second moment of silence honoring the Boston Marathon–one second for each mile–before the big race. And the participants in the weekend-long festivities leading up to the LI marathon clearly hadn’t lost their appetite for the competition, judging by the long line during the pre-race pasta party on Friday night.“I was not signed up to do this but after Boston I signed up,” said 29-year-old Brendan Droge of North Merrick, who was about 300 yards from the finish line of the Boston Marathon when the bombs went off April 15. “It’ll be a day that I’ll never forget.”He’ll be wearing a Red Sox jersey for the race and will join Boston Marathon runners from LI during the pre-race ceremony to sign messages of hope on a 70-foot banner that will be sent to the Boston Athletic Association, which orchestrates the Boston Marathon. The banner will later be opened up to the rest of LI’s marathoners at the Eisenhower Park finish line.“It’s not going to keep us from running,” said an undeterred Tom Brewer, 58, of Mineola. “Runners are gonna run.”Ken Fradkin, 49, of Bellmore, who’s running his eight half marathon, doubted that the race will be targeted.“It’s probably more dangerous going to Yankee Stadium,” he said.A 1-mile run, a 5K race and a kids’ fun run is scheduled for Saturday. The marathon, half-marathon and a 10K race are all slated for Sunday.The races will force road closures from Wantagh State Parkway between Sunrise Highway and Brush Hollow Road, as well as stretches of Jericho Turnpike, Old Country Road, Merrick Avenue, Salisbury Park Drive, Carmen Avenue and Charles Lindbergh Boulevard.last_img read more

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Ray Parlour sends transfer message to Unai Emery after Arsenal suffer top-four blow

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 22 Apr 2019 11:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link127Shares Advertisement Ray Parlour sends transfer message to Unai Emery after Arsenal suffer top-four blow Arsenal manager Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Ray Parlour believes his former club Arsenal need as big a makeover this summer as struggling Manchester United.The Gunners’ top-four hopes were dented on Sunday as they suffered a shock 3-2 defeat at home to Crystal Palace.Just hours earlier, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United were beaten 4-0 by Everton as the Red Devils’ poor form continued.Much has been made of the job Solskjaer has in front of him, with United preparing to strengthen his squad substantially during the upcoming summer transfer window.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityAnd Parlour says the same can be said of Arsenal manager Emery, who will aim to secure a number of signings this summer after a quiet January transfer window.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘This was always going to be a big test for Emery this season,’ Parlour told talkSPORT.‘I said at the start of the season if they get fourth place it would be a brilliant season for Arsenal.‘He’s still finding out his squad and the transfer window is going to be very interesting to see what he does, whether he moves any players out and brings more in.”The team selection was very, very strange but you can’t knock Emery.””Arsenal need as big a clear out as Man United.”@RealRomfordPele says Arsenal’s loss to #CPFC proves how much work needs to be done at the club.Do you expect #Arsenal to finish in the top 4 this season?🤔 pic.twitter.com/BBOwQY58Xy— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) April 22, 2019 Advertisementcenter_img Emery post-Palace: Today we lost a big opportunityTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:36FullscreenEmery post-Palace: Today we lost a big opportunityhttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-post-palace-today-lost-big-opportunity-1909956/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘Arsenal have had a great record at the Emirates this year – they have only lost to Manchester City in the top six, have drawn with Liverpool and haven beat Man United, Spurs and Chelsea.‘So you would have fancied them, I didn’t see five goals in the game.‘The team selection was very strange. They’d just come off the Napoli win and you’re thinking, ‘let’s kick on now, there’s only four games left, play your strongest team’, but he didn’t.‘There were a few mistakes from the manager, but you can’t knock him because he’s done a wonderful job so far.’MORE: Mesut Ozil reacts to shock Crystal Palace defeat as Arsenal suffer blow in top-four race Comment ‘As much as Manchester United need a big clear out, Arsenal probably do as well.’Defeat to Crystal Palace, now safe for another Premier League campaign, ended a run of ten straight league home victories for Emery’s Arsenal.But Parlour refused to point the finger at Emery and said he deserves praise for his first season in north London.He added: ‘After seeing Manchester United and Spurs lose, it was a really good opportunity at home.last_img read more

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Arsenal lead race for Nicolas Pepe after submitting new bid

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal lead race for Nicolas Pepe after submitting new bid Emery is set to land the attacker (Picture: Getty Images)Napoli remain determined to sign him, with talks ongoing, but Arsenal have shot to the head of the queue and are hoping to strike an agreement with Pepe in time for the start of the season.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe would be their fourth signing of the summer after Real Madrid loanee Dani Ceballos, Brazilian teenager Gabriel Martinelli and centre-back William Saliba – who is being loaned back to Saint-Etienne for the 2019/20 season.It was reported that Unai Emery would only have a budget of £40m this summer after failing to guide the Gunners back to the promised land of the Champions League but Arsenal bosses look set to heavily back him and bring Pepe to the club.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 27 Jul 2019 10:14 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.6kShares Nicolas Pepe is wanted by Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal are leading the race to sign Lille winger Nicolas Pepe after submitting a new, reports claim.The 24-year-old, who scored 22 goals in 38 appearances in Ligue 1 last season, is coveted by several top clubs around Europe, with Liverpool and Manchester United both monitoring his situation.Napoli are also in the hunt for his signature but have fallen behind the Gunners, who are ready to match Lille’s £72million valuation in order to bring the Ivory Coast international to the Premier League, according to Sky Italia.A new offer has been tabled by Gunners transfer chiefs, while they want to tie him down to a five-year deal at the Emirates.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

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Alan Shearer praises ‘warrior’ Matteo Guendouzi after Arsenal’s comeback win against Aston Villa

first_imgMatteo Guendouzi delivered an inspirational performance during Arsenal’s win against Aston Villa (Picture: Getty)Alan Shearer has hailed Matteo Guendouzi’s performance during Arsenal’s enthralling 3-2 win over Aston Villa on Sunday, describing the Frenchman as a ‘warrior’.The 20-year-old has enjoyed an excellent start to the campaign, starting in all six of Arsenal’s Premier League games and earning a first senior call-up to the France senior squad.Arsenal had to show plenty of character to claw themselves back into the game after Ainsley Maitland-Niles had been sent off with Villa twice taking the lead to stun the Emirates.Guendouzi played a pivotal role in their comeback, winning a penalty for Nicolas Pepe to score Arsenal’s first goal before playing a great ball for Calum Chambers to convert their second.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Advertisement Advertisement Alan Shearer praises ‘warrior’ Matteo Guendouzi after Arsenal’s comeback win against Aston Villa Guendouzi won a penalty which was converted by Nicolas Pepe (Picture: Getty)Speaking on Match of the Day 2, Shearer said: ‘This guy Guendouzi was absolutely magnificent in the second half, they needed a warrior and he stood up.’AdvertisementAdvertisementOn Guendouzi’s pass to Chambers, Shearer added: ‘Again Guendouzi, super ball in, weight of pass. Yes, they get a little bit of luck but he [Calum Chambers] finishes it off.’Guendouzi’s influence on the Arsenal side is shown by the stats as he has completed the highest number of passes in the squad, the joint-top number of interceptions and the second-highest number of tackles.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 CityUnai Emery was impressed with his performance against Villa, saying: ‘With Matteo, last year when he came here he progressed and he is progressing.‘Really I like that spirit he has, he has talent but above all his attitude, his energy, his commitment and his behaviour.’While Guendouzi received praise for his performance, his midfield partner Granit Xhaka was not as he was booed by supporters after he was substituted in the final 20 minutes.Arsenal’s win lifted them into fourth place in the Premier League table ahead of Monday’s clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford.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 Metro Sport ReporterMonday 23 Sep 2019 11:04 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kShareslast_img read more

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New call centre opens up in Dominica

first_img 41 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Share Sharecenter_img Parliamentary Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office and Honourable Minister responsible for Information Communication Technology, Kelver DarrouxOver one hundred and fifty (150) Dominicans are expected to gain employment in the coming months, as Wikibuli Communications Inc. commences operations on the island.Parliamentary Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office and Honourable Minister responsible for Information Communication Technology, Kelver Darroux, said that Government has provided concessions to the multilingual call centre, which provides services to North America. “Wikibuli Communications Inc. began operations here earlier this month. They are a Canadian based company and they are providing call centre type of operations for companies in the US, Canada and other parts of the world. The company is privately owned and they intend to employ as many young Dominicans as possible as they begin to increase their clientele. The Government of Dominica has contributed to the company by providing concessions for the company and ensuring that the company can have a smooth transition to begin operations. We have made a commitment to the company to provide whatever is necessary so as we can establish as much employment for the locals as possible.”Wikibuli Communications Inc. Dominica Business Centre is located in Roseau on the second floor of Charles Pharmacy.The company, which has already invested approximately $1.2-million into its operations here, said that it expects to expand within the next few months. Another call centre, Clear Harbour, has been operating on island for years now. Honourable Darroux said that they are currently holding discussions with the institution with regards to its expansion to the community of Grand Bay.“We held a meeting sometime about two (2) months aback in the Grand Bay community with several young persons from that area and the purpose of that meeting was to have discussions with Clear Harbour as to the expansion of Clear Harbour in that area. I know that a number of young persons in the area have been inquiring as to what is happening and in fact the Member of Parliament for Grand Bay she always keeps in touch with me as to what is the possibility of Clear Harbour coming up to Grand Bay. Of course, the Government is committed and we made a commitment that as long as Clear Harbour decides to move to that area we will do everything within our power to ensure that the facility can be established within our power to ensure that the facility can be established and it can provide employment for the persons down there. We remain committed to that as well. We are just waiting on the management of Clear Harbour to make the final decision and then we can proceed in that area of the country.” Several hundred Dominicans are currently employed at the centre, which is located in Canefield.By Karishma MatthewGovernment Information Service Sharing is caring! LocalNews New call centre opens up in Dominica by: – August 18, 2011last_img read more

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Winter storm warning issued as snow arrives

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. – A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect Sunday night at 9 p.m. through Monday at noon.Rain will turn to snow as the night progresses with new snow accumulation estimates between 3 to 5 inches possible.The accumulation could lead to dangerous driving conditions and possible school or business closings.Tune into WRBI and wrbiradio.com for current travel conditions and closings.National Weather Service forecasters issue a Winter Storm Warning when winter weather is imminent or highly likely.last_img read more

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Decatur County REMC hosting virtual meet the candidate event

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Tonight at 6:30 pm, Decatur County REMC is hosting a virtual “Meet the Candidates” event to provide an opportunity to learn more about the candidates running for director and nominating committee in this year’s election. Members can submit questions for candidates by emailing dcremc@dcremc.com.Join the meeting, be engaged and make informed decisions in the election of your representatives. Meeting information is below. Meeting InformationMeeting link: https://remc.webex.com/remc/j.php?MTID=m7b03bab61d2369ae6bac04d70847cebfMeeting number: 471 555 866Password: xQyDmtMM254Join by video systemDial 471555866@remc.webex.comYou can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.Join by phone+1-415-655-0002 US Toll+1-855-797-9485 US Toll freeAccess code: 471 555 866Global call-in numbers | Toll-free calling restrictionslast_img read more

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Man Utd Comes from Two Goals Down to Beat Crystal Palace…

first_imgThe two giants meet at Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime and Mourinho will know that, despite this win, his team must play far better than they did for most of an underwhelming display at Selhurst Park if they are to beat Jurgen Klopp’s men.Palace, who will feel deflated to remain 18th after leading through goals from Andros Townsend and Patrick van Aanholt, must take heart for the dogfight ahead from their committed and organised display with 10 first-team players out.But, when seconds away from a point, Matic smashed home to inflict a second costly late home defeat in the space of eight days.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nemanja Matic scored a stunning stoppage-time winner last night as Manchester United came from 2-0 down to go second in the Premier League table and leave Crystal Palace in the relegation zone.Roy Hodgson’s side held a two-goal lead shortly after half-time, and would have climbed all the way up to 13th place with a win.But, after Chris Smalling’s header started a comeback from an improving United, Romelu Lukaku swept in his 99th Premier League goal to pile the pressure on the tiring hosts.And, with 91 minutes on the clock, Matic smashed in a dipping shot from 25 yards to consign Palace to another week in the drop zone and move United above Liverpool.last_img read more