WASHINGTON (AP) — US sales of new homes rise 1.6% in December following big November drop.
WASHINGTON (AP) — US sales of new homes rise 1.6% in December following big November drop.
BioTek Instruments,The Vermont Chamber of Commerce hosted the White House Business Council at BioTek in Winooski on Wednesday afternoon. Vermont business leaders had the opportunity to connect with Administration officials and share their ideas for how the Obama Administration can continue to grow the economy and put Americans back to workThe discussion focused on the importance of expanding investments in innovation and industry. ‘If we as a people can adopt a strategic vision where policy is dictated by the priority to preserve the USA as the world’s beacon for innovation, our future can be very bright indeed,” commented BioTek Vice President, Adam Alpert, as he welcomed the White House Business Council and attendees.The meeting was attended by representatives from some of Vermont’s top businesses including: BioTek, Dealer.com, Fresh Tracks Capital, Formula Ford Auto Group, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Green Mountain Power, IBM, Jay Peak, Liquid Measurement Systems, Mobile Medical and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.The Vermont Chamber of Commerce organized the meeting at the request of the White House Business Council. “We are excited to have had the White House Business Council in Vermont,” said Vermont Chamber of Commerce President, Betsy Bishop. “This was a unique opportunity for some of Vermont’s business leaders to share their ideas with Obama Administration officials who will help shape future economic policy. It was also a great opportunity for us to connect with these individuals and start to build a relationship as the President gets ready to unroll his jobs plan.”The discussion was conducted as part of the Administration’s ‘Win the Future’ Roundtables with American Business. White House Business Council representative Martha Johnson, Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration, as well as Regional Administrator, Robert Zarnetske facilitated the meeting. Johnson and Zarnetske heard directly from all attendees and provided them with information regarding programs and resources available to support business growth and success not only in Vermont, but worldwide.
Pennsylvania: Biden’s lead in Pennsylvania has grown to 28,833, placing him just short of the 0.5% edge that would take the state out of recount range. Biden’s lead survived, and even grew, on Friday despite votes arriving from areas that Trump supporters had hoped would reverse the trends in the state. There are still as many as 83,000 votes to be counted in Pennsylvania, including provisional votes. But those votes are almost all in Biden-leaning areas.The fastest route to seeing Joe Biden take the stage again is probably seeing the edge in Pennsylvania continue to grow. If it extends above 30,000, and especially above 40,000, it will take the race out of the point where the state would cover the cost of a recount. That might finally give the networks what they need to stop milking this thing for all it’s worth. Alaska: Nothing changed on Friday. Nothing changed on Thursday, either. There are still about half the votes in the state waiting out there, and no clear date when they’ll arrive.Arizona: Biden’s edge in Arizona fell from 38,455 on Friday morning, to 29,861 on Saturday. That may not seem like a good thing. However, that change came as a large mass of votes were counted that Trump’s team had been hoping would push him, if not into the lead, at least very close to Biden. But those votes did not lean toward Trump has much as he needed to change the outcome in Arizona. In fact, with each passing day, the votes being counted in Arizona have leaned less toward Trump. There are still thought to be around 170,000 votes to be counted in the state, including provisional ballots. But at this point, it doesn’t seem like AP or Fox, who called the state for Biden early, are going to need to update that decision.- Advertisement – Georgia: An early morning set of votes extended Biden’s lead in the state to 7,248. There are still some outstanding provisional ballots, but more of them are from Biden-leaning areas than anywhere else, and it’s unclear how many of those ballots will actually end up going in. Georgia is still in recount range, and the “official” numbers are unlikely to come before (brace yourself) early December. But Biden’s edge is well beyond the type of margin likely to be affected by any sort of recount, and there’s no reason that media organizations can’t go ahead and make this call. None.Nevada: Biden’s edge has grown to 22,657. With 90% of remaining votes in Democratic-leaning Clark County, this state may be the lock among locks for Biden. Why don’t the networks call it? Because if either AP or Fox called Nevada, that would put Biden at 270. Also, we might all stop watching for a few minutes and turn on a movie.North Carolina: No real change. Tiny updates came in on Friday. Trump is still likely to hold onto the state.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Thai low cost airline AirAsia X, as part of expanding its fleet and network to Europe, is considering launching flights to Croatia next year.The introduction of flights to Croatia will depend on the audit of the Secret Civil Aviation Agency (ICAO) in September this year. Currently, a number of countries have banned Thai carriers due to security concerns. However, after being approved by ICAO as well as the European Aviation Safety Agency, Thai AirAsia X plans to introduce regular services from its base at Bangkok Central Airport, Don Mueang, to Eastern Europe by adding three to four Airbus A330- 300, portal reports ExYu Aviation,The CEO of Thai AirAsia X, Tassapon Bijleveld, did not specify which destinations he plans to place in the coming period, but cites Croatia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Poland as options. He described Eastern Europe as less competitive with high market potential. “We don’t look at big European cities like London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam or Paris, which are very competitive with little chance of making money. Realistically, boarding for flights in Eastern Europe should be in six months, which means that services could start in the second half of 2018 “Bijleveld told the Bangkok Post.AirAsia X currently connects 23 destinations across Asia (Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Seoul, Busan, Taipei, Xian, Beijing, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai, Chongqing, New Delhi and Kathmandu), Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Gold Coast) , Auckland, the Middle East (Jeddah, Tehran and Muscat) and Africa (Mauritius).Uniline, after Shanghai, opened an office in SeoulExpanding its foreign markets in Asia systematically and in the long run, Uniline, Croatia’s largest tour operator, has opened, after Shanghai, its office in Seoul, South Korea.Uniline’s new office is located in a residential part of Seoul, about a kilometer and a half from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea and about two kilometers from the Dynasty Palace. “Uniline’s goal is for every tenth Korean to experience and get to know the beauties of Croatia and South-Eastern Europe in the long run. ” pointed out Robert Sedlar, executive sales director of the travel company Uniline. In order to achieve these goals, the company announces numerous marketing and sales activities in the Korean market, and for this purpose, negotiations are underway to open an air charter line between Seoul and Dubrovnik.According to the latest census, South Korea has over 51 million inhabitants, and in 2016 in Croatia there were about 380 thousand arrivals and 450 thousand overnight stays of Korean guests, which is 10% more than in 2015, or in the last 6 to 7 years increased by as much as 30 times. The scale and goal are set high, but luck accompanies the brave and persistent visionaries, so we should certainly praise Uniline’s efforts and proactivity in developing new markets, including a large market such as South Korea.
The monthly net amount of the subsidy is 2.000 kuna and they are awarded based on the Tender conducted by the Administrative Department for Tourism, Economy and Sea of the City of Dubrovnik, and the novelty is that for 2018 subsidies will be paid throughout the year, not just 6 months. earlier. ”We are grateful to you for your perseverance because it is very difficult today, especially if you work in the old town and engage in traditional crafts, to survive in the market. Therefore, we have decided to additionally encourage you to engage in your business, to find successors in your business more easily and for our citizens to be satisfied because they receive quality service.”, Said the Deputy Mayor of Dubrovnik Jelka Tepšić and added that she believes that these subsidies will be a good incentive for all craftsmen for further work, but also that lately we are witnessing positive changes in this regard.Thus, on Stradun we have a barber, a stonemason in Pile, and a tailor’s shop and flower shop were opened, which did not exist for several years, Tepšić emphasized. As they point out from the city of Dubrovnik, subsidies have been approved for traditional deficit family crafts, ie production and service crafts, including 13 in the historic core, including tailoring, hairdressing, two jewelry and one watchmaking.”So far, your commitment has been to work all year, and you’ve been getting support for just six months. This year we are providing subsidies for all twelve months, we want you to be there, to be at your service, but we also want you to see how the city administration really appreciates what you do. I hope this will be just one small step so that those who might be able to inherit you tomorrow and expand your trades to be aware that the City is behind them”Said on this occasion the head of the Administrative Department for Tourism, Economy and the Sea, Marko Miljanić.Bravo, a great move by the city of Dubrovnik, because if we lose our tradition and authenticity, as well as the people, then there is no city or tourism. There can’t and shouldn’t be a lot of cafes and restaurants as well as “Chinese” souvenirs. Also, we can always go a step further, so that costumes and uniforms for the needs of the Dubrovnik Games are tailored and repaired by small and local tailors, if this is not the current practice, as well as connect all other services of traditional crafts with similar practices.The city is not walls, but people. Thirty craftsmen took over the agreements on subsidizing traditional Dubrovnik crafts, signed with the City of Dubrovnik.
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Tweet LocalNews Kalinago Chief makes appeal for financial assistance to stage Kalinago Week by: – July 7, 2011 36 Views no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring! Share Indigenious people during a parade. Photo credit: maureen61.blogspot.comKalinago Chief Garnet Joseph is calling for assistance for the staging of this year’s Kalinago Week of Activities.Joseph told a media interview that this year’s Kalinago week of activities is being hindered by a lack of financial support.The event which celebrates the achievement of the indigenous people is staged one week in September.We have finalized our plans for the week in September and we are seeking support from everyone. So far we haven’t had the kind of support that we expect,” he said.He said the Kalinago Week of Activities also needs the support from government.“We also want government to make an allocation because know that support is given to the World Creole Music Festival and other activities,” he added.Dominica Vibes News
The Greensburg Lady Pirates Track & Field Team traveled to Nashville early Saturday morning to compete in the 9 team Brown County Talon Relays. The Lady Pirates placed 3rd overall with 101 points and were very competitive with the runner up team Columbus North (108) & the champion team Brown County (113.5). The girls won 2 events & placed very well in 14 of the 17 contested events.Two big highlights of the day included Championship performances by Ashlynn Meyer in the 100 hurdles and the Shot Put Team of Erin Browning & Lily Grimes. Other big scorers included the Distance Medley Relay team of Cathy Newhart, Kayla Davis, Cami Jones, and Shelby Pake as they earned Runner Up Championship status. All the ladies had great performances with some personal records and season bests. The Distance Medley Team and 4 x 400 Relay team both improved and ran season best times. Individual PRs were also marked by Davis in her 400 splits of the DMR & 4 x 400, Newhart in her 1200 DMR split, Jones in her 800 DMR split and Jaylin Hampton in long Jump.The meet ended with one of the most anticipated and closest races of the entire day when the Lady Pirate throwers took to the track in the 4 x 100 Throwers Relay. Although the girls placed 3rd only 0.14 seconds separated them from taking the gold!Greensburg Girls Meet Results: Shot Put-1st Lily Grimes & Erin Browning 71’9.25;Discus-3rd Erin Browning & Lily Grimes 183’9.5, 7th Kailee Kidd & Emily Lowe 132’3;Long Jump-4th Jaylin Hampton & Montana Whitaker 27’5; Pole Vault-4th Ellie Kramer 7’6; 100H-1st Ashlynn Meyer 16.45, 4th Mary West 17.80; 100-3rd Taylor McIntosh 13.29; 3200-3rd Shelby Pake 12:00.53, 4th Cathy Newhart 12:20.02; 4 x 100-4th Montana Whitaker, Ashlynn Meyer, Mary West, Taylor McIntosh 53.90;4 x 200-3rd Montana Whitaker, Jaylin Hampton, Mary West, Kayla Davis 1:58.01; 4 x 400-3rd Kayla Davis, Jaylin Hampton, Montana Whitaker, Cami Jones 4:28.67 (Season Best); 4 x 800-3rd Shelby Pake, Morgan Winkler, Cathy Newhart, Cami Jones 10:53.47; Sprint Medley (100-100-200-400), 5th Mary West, Jaylin Hampton, Kayla Davis, Cami Jones 2:05.63; Distance Medley (1200-400-800-1600), 2nd Cathy Newhart, Kayla Davis, Cami Jones, Shelby Pake 13:22.66 (Season Best); and 4 x 100 Throwers Relay-3rd Emily Lowe, Erin Browning, Lily Grimes, Kailee Kidd 1:09.60.The Lady Pirates will travel to Franklin Community High School for their last duel meet of the season on Tuesday, April 26.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Katina Tekulve.
Leland Wayne “Butch” Russell, 76, of Moores Hill passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Ross Manor in Dillsboro. Butch was born Sunday, November 30, 1941 in Moores Hill, IN the son of Lloyd and Bernice (Lows) Russell. He married Wanda Ryle June 9, 1961 and she survives. Butch retired from Fernald as a rigger and was a custodian for Moores Hill Elementary School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a former member of Moores Hill First Baptist Church and member of Iron Workers Labor Union. He enjoyed farming, IU sports, watching the Reds and Bengals, was an avid reader, loved telling jokes, an Elvis fan, loved his family and enjoyed eating out at different restaurants.Butch is survived by wife Wanda, sons Troy (Dee) Russell and Todd (Debra) Russell, daughter Michelle (Robert Adams) Russell all of Moores Hill, brother Bob (Kay) Russell of Moores Hill, sisters: Carol Calhoun of OH, Linda (Randy) Ickenroth of Moores Hill and Bonnie (Reid) Walker of Milan, grandchildren: Shane (Sarah) Russell, Scot (Jenna) Russell, Chris (Alyssa) Russell, Josh (Brenna Burke) Russell, Kendra (Melf Nissen) Walker and Dylon Walker and 9 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Vickie Fuller.A service celebrating his life will be 10 AM Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Shawn McMullen officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Moores Hill, with full Military Rites provided by Moores Hill American Legion Post #209. Family and friends may gather to share and remember him 5 – 8 PM Wednesday, November 28 also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in honor of Butch to Forest Hill Cemetery or Donor’s Choice. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 S Main St., Box 243, Milan, IN, 47031, (812)654-2141. You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Razor Chassis South Central and EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region, Texas State and track points will be awarded for both draw/redraw programs. Hobby Stocks are not on the program either night. More information about the Ice Breaker, presented by Smiley’s Racing Products, Showtime Signs & Designs and NAPA Auto Parts, can be directed to promoter Rob Poor at 325 725-3849 or 325 692-8800. ABILENE, Texas – Abilene Speedway hosts its traditional season-opening Ice Breaker on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16. The pits open at 4 p.m. and racing begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, pit gates open at 3 p.m. and racing gets underway at 7 p.m. IMCA Modifieds run for $700 to win and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods for $600 to win each night. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $600 to win on Friday and for $750 to win their Lone Star Tour opener on Saturday. Overnight accommodations, with racers’ rates, are available by calling the Whitten Inn at 325 672-8462. Additional information is also posted on Facebook.