All employees at Twin State Valley Media Network, which includes the daily Eagle Times in Claremont, NH, the weeklies The Message for the Week out of Chester, Vermont, the Connecticut Valley Spectator out of Lebanon, NH, and The Weekly Flea, received an email Thursday, July 9 at 3:32 p.m. telling them that when the doors closed at 5, everyone was to leave their keys, take their stuff, and they were all laid off. Owner Harvey Hill took his media network into Bankruptcy Court on Friday morning, the day the last issue of the Eagle Times was published. The employees will get next week’s paycheck, all accrued vacation time, and health insurance through the end of the month.Hill said he was just sinking tons of cash into the business – $150,000 a month at times, just to keep it afloat. He said that, if he knew things would start breaking even in a year, he would still have to put $1.5 million in out of his pocket just to get to that point. He just wasn’t going to do that.The Message was doing okay, and getting better. Alone it might have weathered this storm. Tethered to the Eagle and Hill’s other papers, it was a losing battle.So, it’s unemployment for a while, and I won’t mind that for a month or two for sure! I’ve been working my ass off for Harvey – 7 days a week many times. We were really ramping up The Message content – double and triple the amount of in-house features in every issue.Robert Smith is co-editor of The Message and freelance writer/photographer for Vermont Business Magazine.EDITOR’S NOTE: Vermont Business Magazine began as an insert in the daily Springfield Times-Reporter in 1972 before being spun off into a stand-alone publication and eventually sold. The Springfield and Claremont dailies were eventually combined into the one Eagle Times. Eagle-Times, 2 other papers close doorsRutland Herald – Susan Smallheer
Human trafficking “goes well beyond sexual exploitation,” said Justice Minister Jose Eduardo Cardozo, flanked by his counterparts Maria do Rosario, in charge of human rights, and Eleonora Menicucci, in charge of women’s issues. Between 2005 and 2011, 475 Brazilians were found to be victims of international human trafficking, mainly in Suriname, Switzerland, Spain and the Netherlands. Most of them were women subjected to sexual exploitation. The new strategy would target not only sexual slavery but also forced labor, organ trafficking and the illegal adoption of children, government officials told the press. “The borders are a source of great concern,” said Cardozo, adding that the country plans to invest nearly $3 million for the creation of new control posts to deal with human trafficking. Cardozo said the figures understated the magnitude of the problem, as many victims — most of them women — do not report it out of fear or shame. By Dialogo February 28, 2013 Brazil unveiled new steps to combat human trafficking on February 26, including tighter border controls and a clampdown on both the organ trade and the recruitment of slave labor. The new plan aims to step up border vigilance through the creation of new control posts and includes penal reform to criminalize the illegal adoption of children, organ extraction and forced labor. Data from the Justice Ministry indicated that most of the cases were in Suriname, a neighboring country used as a transit point for trafficking into the Netherlands. “Brazil does not want to see its people trafficked, exploited, nor does it want to be a place where Latin American or African immigrants are exploited,” Do Rosario said. The first national plan against human trafficking was launched in 2008. “With this new plan, we hope that this crime will stop being hidden so we can combat it,” he added.
By Dialogo March 11, 2016 During an international seminar titled, “From terrorist insurgency to transnational organized crime,” in Bogotá, Colombia from March 8-10th, led by the Regional Center for Security Strategies (CREES, for its Spanish acronym) at the Colombian War College, Colombian Minister of Defense Luis Carlos Villegas Echeverri stated that Government Forces must be prepared and ready to face new incarnations of crime that are already on the horizon, and added that “those threats will not disappear until the demobilization is complete”. He also highlighted the work being done by CREES, whose mission is to generate and disseminate strategic knowledge in security, and to contribute to the training of high-level advisers on the prevention and management of new threats on the global stage. The Defense Minister also said that “Colombia has a history of defeating drug cartels, but today we have a different kind of organized crime” and that another sort of threat to all societies has emerged. He reiterated the importance of international cooperation among neighboring countries, local authorities and other security agencies to conduct joint operations that will help meet these new challenges. “International cooperation must take its rightful place, which it always should have had,” he emphasized. Before the delegations from 18 countries in attendance at this academic event to analyze the evolution of terrorist insurgencies, Minister Villegas said that Colombia has a very important story to tell. “We have been successful in battling terrorism and transnational organized crime. The two phenomena arose simultaneously, and that has allowed us to have a political system today that provides a secure environment for Colombians.” Furthermore, during the seminar’s opening ceremony, the director of the War College, Major General Juan Carlos Salazar Salazar, announced the launch of Revista CREES, a new publication with a scientific focus, specializing in security matters. The content is developed by researchers at CREES and other domestic and international think tanks who were invited to form a knowledge network based on research and joint efforts, and to create a space for the exchange of ideas and reflections about topics related to Security in the [Western] hemisphere, and its implications for the rest of the world. The three-day seminar was attended by officer students in the Advanced Military Studies and General Staff courses, who next year will be responsible for commanding operational and tactical Military Units in every region of the country. In my opinion, there should be help for countries involved in this fight and greater investment in agriculture and industry in order to deter the trading of drugs. Should also [have investments] in health and education, especially for the young people.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An alleged drunken driver was arrested for allegedly crashing her SUV into a Nassau County police car, injuring two officers in Uniondale early Wednesday morning, authorities said.Katie Kirk, 21, of Bay Shore, was driving a Jeep Wrangler on Oak Street at the entrance to Hofstra University when she rear-ended the patrol car at 3:45 a.m., police said.The officers were taken to a local hospital for treatment of neck and back injuries.Kirk was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving without a license.She was arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.
The NBA is due to restart late next month with 22 of the 30 teams competing at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla. Training camps at Disney are due to open July 11.Jokic was scheduled to return to Denver this week. According to ESPN, Jokic has been asymptomatic since testing positive last week. Per the report, he is expected to be cleared to travel to Denver within a week.Players who left their home team market were scheduled to return to their pro team market on June 15 for testing. Jokic was granted an exception by the NBA to stay in Sombor, Serbia.All other players are due to report Tuesday, per the terms of the NBA and National Basketball Players Association agreement, as the league begins advanced preparation for the resumption of the 2019-2020 season.Jokic, 25, was in Belgrade for an exhibition game on June 15.The Suns have been holding voluntary team workouts in Phoenix, and the Republic reported that Mikal Bridges, Elie Okobo, Frank Kaminsky III, Dario Saric, Jevon Carter, Aron Baynes, Jalen Lecque and Cheick Diallo have attended.Topics : Seven NBA players, including Denver Nuggets All-Star center Nikola Jokic, have tested positive for the coronavirus recently, according to various media reports Tuesday.The only one of the group who was specifically identified was Jokic, who reportedly is under quarantine in his native Serbia, per multiple media outlets.Two unnamed members of the Phoenix Suns have the virus, according to the Arizona Republic. And ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted that an unnamed Western Conference playoff team had four players test positive in the past week.
Kempen Capital Management UK, PwC, Muzinich & Co, Investec, Mobius Life, BlackRock, Aberdeen Asset Management, Transparency Task ForceKempen Capital Management UK – Nikesh Patel has been appointed as a senior investment strategist in London. He will be responsible for advising UK clients on strategic and tactical investment strategy and asset-liability risks. He joins from PwC, where he was an investment consultant. Before then, he worked at BlackRock and Mercer.Muzinich & Co – Grant Davidson has been appointed director of the UK private debt team. He joins from Investec, where he was senior origination director for growth and acquisition finance, responsible for the sourcing and execution of deals for UK mid-market businesses. Before then, he worked at Lyceum Capital.Mobius Life – The institutional investment platform has made two senior appointments to its asset transfer and investment research teams. Steve Robinson joins as head of asset transfers from BlackRock, while Michael Jackson joins as data integrity and research manager from Aberdeen Asset Management. Transparency Task Force (TTF) – Robin Powell has been appointed ambassador for the TTF, a campaign to increase transparency in financial services, including investment costs for pension schemes. Powell is a broadcaster and journalist, and founder of Regis Media, a communications company for the “evidence-based” investor sector. Catherine Howarth, chief executive at ShareAction, and David Pitt-Watson, co-founder and former chief executive at Hermes Focus Funds and Equity Ownership Service, are among more than a dozen TTF ambassadors.
This house at 10 Morgan Street, Ascot, has been leased for $5500 a week.A YOUNG Brisbane entrepreneur is forking out 13 times the average weekly rent to live a life of luxury in one of the city’s most lusted-after mega mansions. For the princely sum of $5500 a week, the house described as “the trophy home of the decade” is the most expensive rental ever achieved in the river city, according to the Residential Tenancies Authority.You could rent 13 houses for the price 10 Morgan Street, Ascot, has been leased for, based on the median weekly rent in Brisbane being $415, according to property researcher CoreLogic. The pool area of the house at 10 Morgan St, Ascot.It is also nearly three times the average monthly mortgage repayment.But Joy Crossingham, the owner of eyelash extension supplier, LashJoy, also operates part of the business from the house.The ultra-private, luxury residence is built into the side of Bartley’s Hill and spans four levels, with more than 1470 sqm of living space. The house spans four levels, with lots of glass panels to take advantage of the views.Eadan Hockings of LivingHere, who leased the property, said his research showed it was the highest rental price achieved for a residential home in Brisbane.The house that disgraced businessman Christopher Skase built in Hamilton was advertised for rent for an eyewatering $12,800 a week before it sold last year, making it Queensland’s most expensive advertised rental. The alfresco lounge, dining and back garden. Photo: Claudia Baxter.“It’s a market we weren’t aware existed in Brisbane — we had a lot of people laughing at us when we put that price out there.”But Mr Hockings said he was expecting to see several rentals secured in that price range in the first quarter of this year.“We’re dealing with a lot of people who, if they can’t find a place to buy, are often happy to put down up to $250,000 a year in rent,” he said. The master bedroom. Photo: Claudia Baxter. This house at 10 Morgan St, Ascot, has been leased for $5500 a week.It comes as rents in Brisbane are on the rise, with research by realestate.com.au showing house rents increased 2.4 per cent in 2018, while the cost of leasing a unit became 2.6 per cent more expensive.Realestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee said the only way was up for rents in the city from here on, as underlying demand in the Brisbane market began to absorb rental supply, putting upward pressure on rents. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoThe house comes with a fully equipped gym.The home has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, space for 10 cars and killer views.For $5500 a week, you also get a commercial grade marble kitchen, an infinity lap pool, oversized bar and entertaining area, a climate-controlled wine cellar, a private gym, shower and steam room, and an internal lift. The incredible city views from the dining area. A glimpse of the city views from the home.But Mr Hockings said the closest price for a secured rental in Brisbane, after 10 Morgan Street, was $3800.“We’ve seen an influx of tenants with $4000 plus per week to spend as a result of this landmark rental,” Mr Hockings said.
Share Tweet Photo credit: shenzhen-standard.comThe Fadelle Shop in Roseau is the latest victim of a spate of robberies in Dominica.Proprietor Jennifer Fadelle says the incident took place just after 9 o’clock on Wednesday morning.Fadelle says no one was injured however she is concerned about the spate of robberies in Dominica.“While I was speaking to a customer, as the customer left this young man walked in and slapped his hands on the counter. I realized what he was going to do so I hit him with the phone and I screamed after him and cursed him. He didn’t get a chance to take much. Just a few dollars,” she explained.Fadelle said she has been robbed four times in six months.Meantime on Sunday six masked men armed with guns and cutlasses, dressed in police uniforms robbed Rhona’s Bar in Canfield of its day’s earnings, injuring two individuals in the process.Rhona Coipel said the perpetrators were also attempting to block traffic in the process.“About 2 am on Sunday we were just closing up and here came six masked men. I thought it was police recruits but when I looked they were masked and armed with knives. They walked up to my staff who was sitting in the yard. They kicked him and beat him up,” she explained.Coipel said her mom who is suffering from a stroke was also attacked.Dominica Vibes News Share 30 Views no discussions LocalNews Two robberies in four days by: – December 14, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share
The 7th grade BMS volleyball team lost to a strong serving Greendale team 25-13, 25-20.Game 1 was a struggle. In game 2 the team played with more enthusiasm and confidence. It showed with Nikki Fox earning 2 kills and Laine Struewing earning 1 strong kill. Kylie Laker was the leading server connecting on all 9 of her attempts earning 7 points including 4 aces. McKenna DeFreese earned 8 points while going perfect on all 8 of her service attempts. According to Coach Ehrman, DeFreese and Paige Stirn also had solid passing from the back row.The BMS 8th grade volleyball team picked up a strong team win by the scores 25-22; 19-25; 15-10.This was a huge morale boost as they were able to avenge the loss to the team that ousted them from last year’s tournament. Abby Westerfeld connected on 18 of 20 serves earning 14 points including 5 aces. Jade Pflum provided a spark from the service line in the first game earning 4 points including the game winner. The team did an outstanding job of setting up the attack on a consistent basis. Macy Prickel was the top spiker going 17 for 19 at the net with 7 kills. Westerfeld and Kayla Meyer chipped in with 4 and 3 kills respectively. Pflum and Anna Bauer each had a kill in the winning effort.The win improves the team’s record to 3-1 on the season.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.
Indianapolis, In. — INBiz, the state of Indiana’s one-stop business portal, launched in 2016 allowing Hoosier businesses to connect with numerous state government offices on one website. The one-stop concept has helped businesses stay in compliance with state law by putting numerous reporting requirements on one website. This year, the Attorney General’s unclaimed property reporting requirement joined INBiz. As a result, they collected nearly an additional $40 million because more business owners were aware of the filing requirement.“Each year INBiz continues to grow making it easier for businesses to comply with state law by putting filing requirements in one location,” said Secretary Lawson. “The portal has become so popular that many entrepreneurs have started calling asking for advice beyond how to meet state laws and regulations. Many want business advice. To meet this need, I am pleased to announce we have partnered with the Indiana Small Business Development Center.”INBiz has teamed up with the Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to provide Hoosier entrepreneurs and small business owners with business development advice as they execute many of their business requirements on the one-stop portal. The INBiz call center receives numerous questions from Hoosier entrepreneurs wanting to start a business. Many of the callers are looking for advice such as “what type of business should I form, an LLC or LLP?” This is legal advice the INBiz call center is unable to provide. The INBiz team found this troubling as the goal of INBiz is to provide good government service. The team looked for a solution and found the Indiana SBDC.“With nearly half a million companies employing 1.2 million Hoosiers, small businesses play an important role in sustaining Indiana’s economic momentum,” said Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). “We’re thrilled to partner with INBiz and the Secretary of State’s office to continue delivering great government service and helping streamline operations for entrepreneurs seeking to launch and grow their dream businesses.”In partnership with the IEDC, the Indiana SBDC helps Hoosier entrepreneurs looking to start and grow a business by delivering expert guidance and resources like strategy development, market research, business planning, export assistance and valuation. Now, when an entrepreneur calls INBiz looking for business advice, they are directed to the Indiana SBDC.So far in 2018, the Indiana SBDC has assisted in 310 new business starts and in the creation of 1,240 new jobs. By partnering INBiz and the Indiana SBDC, the goal is to increase this assistance in 2019.To learn more about how INBiz can serve your business needs click here.