Morse to step down as head of welfare department

first_imgSecretary of Human Services Michael K. Smith Announces Change in Leadership for the Department for Children and Families Agency of Human Services Secretary Michael K. Smith has announced that James Morse will retire as Commissioner of the Department for Children and Families on September 30, 2005. Commissioner Morse stepped down from the bench in February of 2003 to accept the leadership position in what was then the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. Commissioner Morse focused his energies on strengthening early childhood care, health and education, and leading the Department through the substantial reorganization of the Agency of Human Services. Secretary Smith also announced that Mr. Morse will be succeeded by Stephen Dale as Commissioner for the Department for Children and Families. Steve holds a masters degree in Education from Allegheny College and is a Certified Public Manager in Vermont. During his 30-year career in human services, Steve has been a manager in the Department of Corrections and the Department of SRS, was Director of the Baird Center for Children and Families, and for the past 11 months, has provided leadership for the reorganization of human services in the role of Deputy Commissioner of Field Services for AHS. The Department for Children and Families was formed on July 1, 2004, and includes programs for young children, child welfare and youth justice, economic benefits, child support, and programs to combat poverty. It also supports the new system of AHS Field Directors, who are responsible for the overall functioning of human services in each region of the state. Dale stated that, This is a very exciting time to be associated with human services in Vermont. The reorganization of AHS has created unprecedented opportunities to improve the way we deliver services to Vermonters. I look forward to continuing to work with our staff, our community partners, and those we serve to improve our responsiveness and effectiveness.###last_img read more

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Gettin’ Fancy with New Belgium Le Terroir

first_imgMy wife got me addicted to those La Croix sparkling waters. They have no calories, no sugar. They’re like drinking air. The main tasting note is “carbonation.” There’s always some natural fruit flavoring in the drink, but it’s faint. You have to search for it. It’s all very fancy, I assure you.New Belgium’s Le Terroir is a little bit like those La Croix sparkling waters. There is some fruity sweetness hidden in the depths of this beer, but it’s buried deep under such intense tart and sour notes, you have to go digging for it. Le Terroir is a term borrowed from the wine industry, referring to the soil that the grapes of a particular bottle are grown in. Fancy, right? New Belgium chose an appropriate name because this is a fancy beer—a complex sour with a bit of funk on the nose, plenty of puckering sour notes on the palate along with some faint peach sweetness. It’s light on the tongue with a slight peppery finish. The beer was dry hopped with Amarillo and Galaxy hops and aged in big ass foeders for three years. Let the beer warm a bit in your glass, and the hop profile comes forward while the sour, lemon notes mellow out, allowing the malty sweetness to shine.Overall, this beer is refreshing as hell. If you like sours, seek our Le Terroir. If you don’t like sours, seek out Le Terroir and drink it until you like sours. Seriously, this is something you should do to further your education in beer. Some of craft brewing’s most interesting innovation is taking place in the realm of sours. Brewers are putting tons of resources into their barrel programs and funky yeast stocks, and they’re coming up with sours that are far more complex than just “sour.” Le Terroir is a great example of what’s going on in the brave new world of sours. And because New Belgium’s distribution is robust, you can find this beer at any decent bottle shop for a decent price, making it a safe and easy entry into sours.last_img read more

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Military support 35 years in the making

first_imgIn September 2020, the Armed Forces Financial Network (AFFN) will be celebrating 35 years of support to the defense credit union community. You may have seen the logo on ATMs, at Point of Sale terminals or even on your credit union’s debit and ATM cards. Behind that logo is a rich history, powerful strategic partnerships and a dedication to our country’s active duty, veteran, civil service and civilian Americans. But just who is the Armed Forces Financial Network? What do they mean by “Serving Our Troops One Transaction at a Time” and “Processing with a purpose”?The Armed Forces Financial Network was created back in 1985 at the request of the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Army Finance, to support US Service members with the introduction of Sure Pay, or what is now known as Direct Deposit. With the creation of the AFFN ATM network, AFFN participating DCUC Credit Unions and AMBA Banks for the very first time could offer our US Service Members the opportunity to establish their hometown credit union or bank account and keep it for life.  The AFFN network allowed consumers to access their hometown credit union/bank account wherever the AFFN logo was displayed around the world. This provided our military consumers an opportunity to build primary relationships with their local financial institutions, establishing credit history, no matter where the member moved or traveled throughout the US and/or around the globe.  After 35 years, AFFN remains true to the mission: Provide quality products, services and support for Participating financial institutions serving the US Military Community worldwide. AFFN remains one of the industry’s independently owned and member governed EFT Networks, consisting of: 357 DCUC Credit Unions and AMBA Banks93 million CardholdersAccess to over 800,000 ATMs worldwideAccess to over 2.3 million retail locationsIn 35 years, the AFFN network has successfully processed nearly 4 billion ATM and Point of Sale transactions for their member institutions, but they don’t stop there. While AFFN began as a solution for US Service Members to have access to their primary institution around the world, today’s AFFN is so much more than an electronic funds transfer network.    The AFFN team has a tagline: “Serving our Troops One Transaction at a Time.” This goes beyond just a marketing tag line. It is their philosophy, and one of their guiding principles. AFFN’s commitment to the DoD, their Member Participants, and the Nation’s fighting men and women goes well beyond providing network services. The AFFN Military Community Support Program, created in 2004, is a unique giving partnership, between AFFN, AFFN Participating DCUC Credit Unions, AMBA Banks, and FIS.  These programs have graciously given back nearly $4,000,000 directly to our US Service Members and their families through the Military Community Support, Matching Grant, and AFFN Thank You Card Programs, on a local level and on a global scale.The AFFN Military Community Support program in partnership with FIS proudly supports The Fisher House Foundation. The Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide and in Europe, closest to the medical center or hospital it serves. AFFN, DCUC Credit Union Participants, and FIS donate prepaid $50.00 AFFN Thank You gift cards to military and veteran family members staying in these homes to offset personal expenses, travel-related expenses, care, comfort, food, and entertainment. Since 2005, over 20,192 military families staying at Fisher Houses worldwide have received over $ 1,009,600 in direct support.Through the Military Support Program, AFFN partners with the Fisher House Foundation in service to wounded warriors and military families participating in the DoD’s Warrior Games held each year in the United States and the Invictus Games held at locations around the world. AFFN presents additional AFFN Thank You Cards to the participants to help offset some of the travel costs for the Warriors to participate. Congratulations to the Armed Forces Financial Network, Defense Credit Union Council, and FIS on 35 years of service to our military and civilian communities and Member Participants worldwide! 71SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Denise Floyd Denise Floyd serves as President/CEO of Fort Sill Federal Credit Union. She has worked in the financial industry for over 45 years, the last 38 years with the Credit … Detailslast_img read more

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PREMIUMSmall businesses feel the pinch of new import tax regulation

first_imgLog in with your social account Indonesia import-tax-free-ceiling small-business e-commerce impact Batam finance-minister customs-and-excise Topics : Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Facebook A government decision to lower the tax threshold for imported goods has adversely affected small e-commerce businesses and jastip (individual wholesalers), sellers have claimed.Dardani Nainggolan from Batam, Riau Islands, had planned to send emping crackers worth Rp 100,000 (US$7.33) to his relatives in Pekanbaru, Riau, but decided not to after considering the fees involved.“After calculating the tax, I know that sending the chips was not worth it,” Dardani told The Jakarta Post on Friday. “The tax officers assumed the chips were worth Rp 150,000 and they charged PPN [value added tax] plus import duty. But in the end, I decided to cancel the shipment to my relatives.”Finance Ministerial Regulation No.199/2019, which took effect on Thursday, lowered the tax threshold for imported goods to US$3 per item from the previous $75.Taxable imported goo… Googlelast_img read more

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Why Unai Emery benched Lucas Torreira for Arsenal’s defeat to Crystal Palace

first_imgWhy Unai Emery benched Lucas Torreira for Arsenal’s defeat to Crystal Palace Metro Sport ReporterMonday 22 Apr 2019 8:57 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link82Shares Advertisement Lucas Torreira was surprisingly benched for Arsenal’s defeat to Crystal Palace (Getty Images)Unai Emery decided to start Lucas Torreira on the bench for Arsenal’s defeat to Crystal Palace as the Uruguayan is managing a groin injury.The 23-year-old was brought off at half-time in the 1-0 win against Watford last Monday but was able to complete 90 minutes in the 1-0 victory over Napoli in the Europa League on Thursday evening.But Torreira was surprisingly named as a substitute on Sunday afternoon as Arsenal slipped to a 3-2 defeat at home to Palace.According to football.london, Torreira is fit to play but Emery is managing the midfielder’s playing time ahead of Arsenal’s crucial Premier League fixtures against Wolves and Leicester City this week.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTSpeaking about his formation after the defeat to Roy Hodgson’s side, Emery said: ‘In the first half we continued with the three central defenders because I think we can be more consistent with that.‘In the second half we changed to play with two and we can take more possibilities in the attacking third, in the build up, but defensively we gave them more space to take the transitions. Advertisement Comment Unai Emery brought on Torreira as a second-half substitute (AP Photo)‘Their goals are from set pieces and one second action, but also we know that we can be taking more risks in the second half.‘But when the score is like that in the first half and we are losing 1-0, I think we need to do that.‘We changed because we are going to play a lot of matches.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 City‘We have had some injuries, like with Aaron Ramsey, and we need to protect the players.‘For example, Xhaka asked to change in the second half against Napoli and today could’ve played, but with some risk.‘We need to protect our players and to us other players. We are playing with a lot of players and they give us the performance, we lost today but we could also have lost with other players on the pitch.’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 Arsenallast_img read more

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Eni given notice of order following Goliat audit

first_imgNotice of orderThe PSA’s audit showed improvements in a number of areas on the Goliat FPSO compared with earlier conditions. Nevertheless, the PSA identified deficiencies in key elements related to managing risk and barriers.On that basis, Eni was given a notice of order. The company was told to draw up a realistic and binding plan for completing outstanding safety-critical work. That also includes completing the status of the technical condition of safety-critical barriers.The deadline for compliance with the order is March 1, 2019. The PSA must be informed when the order has been carried out.Eni was also asked to explain to the PSA how the other nonconformities will be dealt with by January 15, 2019. The PSA also requested the company’s assessment of the improvement point which was observed.Once a response has been received from Eni, the PSA will take the initiative to hold a meeting with the company to review and verify the various responses. The meeting will take place by February 20, 2019, at the latest. Norwegian offshore safety body, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA), has given a notice of order to Eni Norge regarding risk and barrier management at the Goliat field offshore Norway. Goliat FPSO; Source: Eni NorgeThe PSA said on Tuesday that the notice of order was given to Eni following an audit of the company’s follow-up and management of electrical facilities on Goliat.Conducted from October 15-19, the audit aimed to follow up how Eni is complying with technical, operational, and organizational regulatory requirements for electrical facilities on the Goliat floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel in the Barents Sea.It was a follow-up to an earlier audit of Eni covering electrical safety and responsibility for electrical facilities on Goliat, which led to a report on in late 2017, and an associated order. Audit resultsThe PSA said that the orders issued after earlier audits of the Goliat FPSO had an effect. Eni’s work on following up Ex-motors improved and the company pursued further improvements related to training and procedures for electrical discipline.The safety watchdog added that there were challenges with the way the company worked to take overall care of issues identified earlier.Faults and deficiencies are still be uncovered which, combined with the quantity of outstanding maintenance, presents challenges related to handling individual and overall risks on the FPSO.Also, during the audit, the company could not explain how far the combined consequences of the non-conformities influenced the overall risk picture onboard.In the opinion of the PSA, the amount of outstanding work related to the electrical and instrumentation disciplines is relatively large. Also, technical faults and deficiencies in key barrier elements, and in the follow-up of these in the SAP maintenance management system, were identified by the audit.“The PSA’s observations from this audit show that faults and deficiencies still exist which, until they are corrected, represent a source of uncertainty which makes a negative contribution to the risk picture for the Goliat FPSO,” the safety body said.Following the audit, the PSA held a meeting with Eni on November 14 where the company presented aspects related to its management of major accident risk and measures already initiated to correct the non-conformity related to fire dampers.The audit identified a total of 11 non-conformities regarding fire dampers, emergency shutdown system, emergency power – uninterruptible power supply, emergency lighting, safety systems, monitoring and control, electrical installations, training, organisation and operating procedures, maintenance of safety critical equipment and functions, evacuation from rooms containing high-voltage installations, handling non-conformities, and risk and barrier management.An improvement point was also identified related to the availability of power in the emergency sick bay.last_img read more

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Gazprom’s natural gas exports to Europe rise

first_imgRussian giant Gazprom saw its natural gas export to Europe rise 1.6 percent in January, compared to the corresponding month last year. According to the company’s preliminary data, Gazprom’s gas deliveries to Europe amounted to an estimated 17.6 billion cubic meters during the month.The company boosted its gas supplies to Italy (109.8 percent up), Austria (25.5 percent up), the Czech Republic (56.5 percent up), France (17.9 percent up), Finland (20.4 percent up), the Netherlands (6.9 percent up), and Denmark (21.8 percent up).During January, Gazprom produced 47.4 billion cubic meters of gas, which was 3.8 percent or 1.7 billion cubic meters up compared to January 2017.The production levels recorded in January 2019 were the highest since 2015, Gazprom said.Gas sales to the domestic market via the national gas transmission system were up 4.3 percent or 1.4 billion cubic meters.last_img read more

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Bundesliga joins bandwagon suspends all matches

first_img The governing body’s statement added: ‘The goal is still to end the season by the summer – from a sporting point of view, but especially because an early end of the season could have existential consequences for some clubs.’ Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara had earlier urged the German football bosses to stop ‘fooling around’ as he criticised the original decision to hold Bundesliga matches as normal this weekend. ‘This is crazy. Please stop fooling around and land on reality,’ he said. ‘Let’s be honest, there are much more important priorities than any sport.’ Matches in France, England, Italy and Spain have been suspended with immediate effect, making Germany the last of the ‘big five’ to do so. Read AlsoAll EPL matches suspended over covid-19 to return April 4 Before the announcement about nine matches had been scheduled for this weekend Borussia Dortmund Schalke 04, Union Berlin versus Bayern Munich and Augsburg against Worfsburg. Promoted Content8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body10 Completely Unexpected Facts About The US President’s Daughter7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globe FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The German Football League has joined the bandwagon confirming that games in the top two divisions have been cancelled from this weekend and will recommend a continued suspension until April 2. Originally it had been planned for all matches in both the Bundesliga and the German second division to be postponed from March 17, with games this weekend played behind closed doors. Hannover’s fixture against Dresden had, though, been cancelled after two Hannover players tested positive for coronavirus. The DFL said in a statement on Friday there had been ‘suspicions of an infection with the coronavirus in the vicinity of several clubs and their teams and that further infections cannot be ruled out.’ B/M’gladbach beat Koln 2 – 1 March 11 last match before embargoAdvertisementlast_img read more

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‘Pushers’ fall in buy-bust

first_imgAn undercover officer initially boughtfrom the suspects a sachet of shabu for P1,000. Ten more sachets of suspected illegal drugswere seized during their apprehension around 6 a.m. on Feb. 5, a police reportshowed. They were Patrick Cerigo, 27, and JohnRamil Enoja, 25, both residents of Barangay Don. T Luetro West, Janiuay, policesaid. ILOILO City – Two suspected drug pusherswere arrested in Barangay Bongol, Janiuay, Iloilo. Detained in the lockup cell of themunicipal police station, Cerigo and Enoja face charges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img

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Bulldogs 3-Way Swimming Meet Results With Indians And Tigers

first_img3-Way Swimming Results at Lawrenceburg.Girls Scores.  BHS 146, Milan 99, LHS 63.Batesville is 26-4 on the season (11-2 EIAC), 15-2 non-conference).Boys Scores.  Milan 112, LHS 111, BHS  74.Batesville is 6-19-1 on the season (3-9 EIAC), 3-10-1 non-conference).Individual Event Winners.  (G) Hannah Cox (200 IM), Emily Gutzwiller ( 200 free/100 breast),Mary Poltrack (100 fly/500 free), Allison Storms (100 free).   (B) JV Event Winners (G):  Gwen Martin (50 free), Maggie Schwettman (100 free).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach T. J. Greene.last_img

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