Burlington named one of 10 Best Cities for the Next Decade by Kiplinger’s

first_imgWashington, DC and Burlington, VT, May 26, 2010 Kiplinger s Personal Finance announced today that it has named Burlington one of its 10 Best Cities for the Next Decade with a focus on locales that specialize in innovative thinking. This year s picks are profiled in the July issue of Kiplinger s Personal Finance magazine, on newsstands June 8, and online now at www.kiplinger.com/links/bestcities(link is external) with additional interactive features.To identify the winners, Kiplinger s teamed up with Kevin Stolarick, research director at the Martin Prosperity Institute, a think tank that studies economic prosperity. New ideas generate new businesses, says Stolarick, who this year evaluated U.S. cities for growth and growth potential. In the places where innovation works, it really works. People in fields such as science, engineering, architecture, and education are catalysts of vitality and livability in a city.Kiplinger s methodology included the consideration of several economic indicators and the use of a formula to identify cities with current and likely future growth in high-quality jobs and income. Kiplinger s also looked at affordability, public transit infrastructure, and the number of creative class workers (such as educators, writers, and scientists) in the area. Kiplinger s also made visits to each city to interview residents, business leaders, and community leaders.The Kiplinger s profile of Burlington states that this mountain city wants to be a role model for saving the planet. Environmentalism isn t just ingrained in the city s diverse economy; it s the driver for much of its economic growth and continues on to say that creativity and entrepreneurship define Burlington. The town is a haven for writers and artists, and that innovative spirit energizes white-collar workers as well. (full profile: http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/best-cities-2010-burlington-v(link is external)…)  It s no coincidence that economic vitality and livability go hand in hand, says Kiplinger s senior editor Robert Frick. Creativity in music, arts and culture, plus neighborhoods and recreational facilities that rank high for coolness, attract like-minded professionals who go on to cultivate a region s business scene. All of these factors make our 2010 Best Cities more than just great places to live. They re also great places to start a business or find a job.   It s always gratifying to have the efforts of residents, local businesses and organizations, and City government recognized nationally, said Mayor Bob Kiss. Burlington has distinguished itself with its focus on green economic development and encouragement of a diverse and creative economy. I appreciate Kiplinger s prestigious designation of Burlington as a city of the present as well as the future.Kiplinger s Best Cities 2010 includes the following online features at www.kiplinger.com/links/bestcities:(link is external)Narrated walking-tour slide shows with Kiplinger s editors and writersA Which City is Best for You? calculator to help readers determine the city which best matches their goals and tastesA spreadsheet that lets readers see where their own city ranks in different key categoriesA Facebook Readers Choice poll where audiences can vote for their favorite city among Kiplinger s top 10 picks or add their own favorite city to the mixBurlington was listed 8th among the cities recognized, which included: Austin, TX; Seattle, WA; Washington, DC; Boulder, CO; Salt Lake City, UT; Rochester, MN; Des Moines, IA; West Hartford, CT; and Topeka, KS.The Kiplinger s recognition follows upon Burlington s recent appreciation by Forbes.com as one of America s Prettiest Towns and a 2010 Top 100 Place to Live by RelocateAmerica.com. Burlington was also recently chosen as a First Wave City for the Carbon War Room Initiative, which seeks to leverage private investment for environmental initiatives in cities such as Burlington with a commitment to environmentalism and green economic development (see http://www.ci.burlington.vt.us/docs/1912.pdf(link is external)). Burlington has been engaged in a comprehensive rewrite and update of its climate action plan (http://burlingtonclimateaction.com/(link is external)) and recently released an extensive carbon cost-benefit analysis to guide the City in prioritizing greenhouse gas reduction initiatives. Mayor Kiss has set a goal of reducing Burlington s carbon footprint 20 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050.More on Ranking MethodologyKiplinger s included data on population growth, unemployment rate, income growth, and cost of living to determine city rankings. Martin Prosperity Institute research director Kevin Stolarick derived a formula that identifies cities with current and likely future growth in high-quality jobs and income. Kiplinger s also weighed affordability and public-transit infrastructure the latter being an important factor to ensure continued growth in certain metro areas. Also included in the formula is a creative class measure, which stems from Stolarick s work with Richard Florida, academic director of the Martin Institute and author of The Rise of the Creative Class. This measure reflects the number of creative-class workers including educators, writers, and scientists living in the area. Further research involved traveling to cities to interview business and community leaders and residents. The rankings factor in both the data and the results of Kiplinger s reporting.About Kiplinger s Personal FinanceFor nine decades, the Kiplinger organization has led the way in personal finance and business forecasting. Founded in 1920 by W.M. Kiplinger, the company developed one of the nation’s first successful newsletters in modern times. The Kiplinger Letter, launched in 1923, remains the longest continually published newsletter in the United States. In 1947, Kiplinger created Kiplinger s Personal Finance, the nation’s first personal finance magazine. Located in the heart of our nation’s capital, the Kiplinger mission is to deliver sound, unbiased advice for families and businesses in clear, concise language.Source: Kiplinger’s. 5.26.2010last_img read more

Violence In Latin America Is An “Epidemic,” OAS Secretary-General Says

first_imgBy Dialogo August 26, 2010 It is true that the violence was not overcome, but we have to get to the bottom of the real causes i.e.: the unfairness, the injustice in land occupancy, the different ways to call poverty in towns; shanties, shacks, small farms etc. Today, the old school politicians don’t fulfill the ideas and expectations of the citizens. These urgently need to have the day-to-day living problems solved; water, electricity, health, housing, education, citizen protection, laws of the land that promote this. The political parties that have failed were because they did not deliver on the promises made to the citizens but replaced them with their own political party’s interests. Violence in a country is due to unsatisfactory demands and uncontrolled corruption. A country should have a par excellence Executive, Legislative and Judicial Power independent and free of corruption, and transparency laws for fiscal organizations. These days it is not uncommon in a country with excessive violence for its Armed forces to intervene in order to assist the local police. The European Economic Community was formed in order to form an economic block with its own currency and it has succeeded in raising the economic status of its members. Because of the number of inhabitants, China is a self-sufficient Asian Economic Community. North and South America, Central America and Canada should think about forming an economic Block for the XXII century, “Unity is Strength”. The violence in some Latin American countries with high murder rates can be compared to an “epidemic,” the secretary-general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, declared. Insulza said in San José that of the ten countries around the world where the most crimes are committed, “more than half” are in Latin America, and that if the murder rates in some cities in the region were calculated applying the standards of the World Health Organization (WHO), the violence would be classified as an epidemic. “There are a number of (Latin American) cities in which (violence) is a true epidemic that at some point we should confront,” Insulza declared Monday evening while lecturing at the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, headquartered in the Costa Rican capital. Latin America is experiencing “a crime wave the likes of which our region has never known,” the OAS secretary-general said. He said that the WHO declares an epidemic in a country when a disease causes more than 100 deaths per million inhabitants, and that homicides exceed this level in nine cities in the region, which he did not specify. Insulza said that even if Latin America has not suffered prolonged wars between countries since Bolivia and Paraguay confronted one another in the Chaco War in the 1930s, the number of homicides committed every year in some countries exceeds the number of deaths in some wars. Although he avoided mentioning countries or cities, he said that even if the human rights situation in Honduras has improved “in part” since the end of the de-facto regime that governed following the 2009 coup d’état, the country’s rate of 59 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants raises doubts about that progress. “It’s hard to know what is the origin” of so many death in Honduras, Insulza affirmed, adding that the violence “is an attack on security and health and corrupts our democracy” in Latin America.last_img read more

August 1, 2004 On the Move

first_img Terry L. Hirsch has become a shareholder of Englander & Fischer, P.A., in St. Petersburg. Hirsch concentrates on business litigation and employment litigation. G. Douglas Nail has become associated with McCumber, Inclan, Daniels, Buntz & Ferrera, P.A., in Orlando, with offices at 8529 S. Park Circle, Ste. 240, Orlando, 32819, phone: (407)-903-9979. Nail concentrates in nursing home, medical malpractice, and general liability defense.The Tampa office of Carlton Fields, P.A., has moved to Corporate Center Three at International Plaza, 4221 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, 33607, phone: (813) 223-7000. Lisa Zima Bosch, formerly an assistant county attorney with Volusia County, has joined and become a shareholder with Landis Graham French, P.A. She focuses in matters of land use, zoning, and environmental law. Jennifer B. Compton has become a shareholder with Abel Band in Sarasota. She concentrates on securities law, restrictive covenants, commercial litigation, and employment law litigation. Paul Kunz, formerly of Boise, Schiller & Flexner in Washington, D.C., has become associated with Akerman Senterfitt in Ft. Lauderdale. He focuses on commercial litigation. Christine Sue Cook has become associated with Engel & Reiman in Denver, with offices at The Equitable Building, 730 – 17 St., Ste. 500, Denver, CO, 80202, phone: (303) 741-1111, fax: (303) 694-4028. Wendy Vargas, formerly of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, has become associated with Akerman Senterfitt in Miami. Al L. Frevola, Jr., has joined Gordon Hargrove & James, P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale. He concentrates in large scale maritime and commercial litigation matters. Jacqueline Negri has joined Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A., in Miami, as a visiting attorney from Milan, Italy, for an initial period of six months. She will assist the corporate department with the broad range of legal services to Italian and American business persons starting their own businesses in Florida and Italy, or to further develop their existing commercial relationships. Cheryl Wilke has been appointed to a three-year term on the executive committee of Hinshaw & Culbertson. Wilke is partner in charge of the firm’s Ft. Lauderdale office and the chair of the firm’s national workers’ compensation defense practice group. She focuses her practice in the representation of self-insured employers in workers’ compensation defense matters, including providing comprehensive risk management programs and safety-related legal advice. Charles E. Williams, Jr., formerly of Williams, Livingston & Associates, has joined Ford & Harrison as partner. He focuses on employment litigation defense and practices in the firm’s Orlando office. Thomas Anthony Sadaka, formerly special counsel to Florida’s Statewide Prosecutor, has joined Berger Singerman as of counsel. He concentrates on risk assessment, information assurance compliance, privacy and use policy review and enforcement, regulatory action prevention, and defense litigation involving business and technology crime. He will be resident in the firm’s Ft. Lauderdale office and will practice throughout the region. Kevin J. Vander Kolk of Ponte Vedra Beach has joined the large loss and litigation department of CRAIG, is/Ltd, phone: (904) 807-2583. Hinshaw & Culbertson announces the addition of: Christopher L. Casey ( Ft. Lauderdale) who concentrates in matters of general civil litigation, insurance coverage and defense, and commercial litigation. Prior to joining Hinshaw, he was at J. Hue Henry, in Athens, GA. Crystal L. Ganpath, formerly of Dzikowski & Walsh in Ft. Lauderdale has become associated with Akerman Senterfitt in Jacksonville. Laura Holm, formerly a partner in the business group of Adorno & Yoss, P.A., has become a shareholder with Berger Singerman in Ft. Lauderdale.Jonathan Kasen and Scott A. Levine, announce the opening of Kasen & Levine, P.A. The firm concentrates in civil and criminal trial practice in both state and federal courts with offices at 600 SW 4th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, 33315, phone: (954)764-1599. Levine, formerly of Michaud, Buschmann, concentrates in business and personal injury litigation, including medical malpractice. Kasen, a former assistant public defender, focuses in complex criminal litigation and marital law. Gregory D. Snell, formerly of Rice Rose & Snell, has established and become a shareholder in Snell Legal in Ormond Beach. Keith E. Broll, formerly of Rice Rose & Snell, has become associated with Snell Legal. The firm concentrates in business and physician representation. The office is located at 700 W. Granada Blvd., Ste. 107 Ormond Beach 32174, phone: (386) 677-6770. Macfarlane, Ferguson & McMullen in Tampa has moved to One Tampa City Center, Ste. 2000, 201 N. Franklin St., Tampa, 33602, phone: (813) 273-200, fax: (813) 273-4396. Pamela M.M. Holcombe has joined Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum in Ft. Lauderdale. Holcombe concentrates in matters of complex commercial litigation, business litigation, appellate practice, and maritime law. Daniel P. Ostendorf has become associated with Gronek & Latham in Orlando, with offices located at 390 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 600, 32801, phone: (407) 481-5800. Whitney C. Glaser has become associated with Kirk Pinkerton in Sarasota. Marc J. Randazza, formerly of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., has become associated with Weston, Garrou & DeWitt in Altamonte Springs. Randazza, formerly a journalist, will primarily represent clients in First Amendment matters. Preston O. Cockey, Jr., has opened an office of law that focuses on commercial real estate. He will continue representing clients in commercial and real estate transactions involving development, lending, and leasing transactions. His office is located at the Tampa City Center, 201 N. Franklin St., Ste. 3410, Tampa, 33602, phone: (813) 275-5015. Brenda E. Byrne has become associated with Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O’Neill & Mullis in Tampa. Byrne joined the firm’s trust and estates practice group but also practices in matters of corporate and business transactions. Suzanne Schwartz Rummell has become of counsel to Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa. Rummell joined the trusts and estates practice group and concentrates in matters of estate planning. Offices are located at 501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 1700, Tampa, 33602. Michael R. Candes has become associated with Moye, O’Brien, O’Rourke, Pickert & Martin. Candes practices in construction related litigation. Offices are located at 800 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, 32751, phone: (407) 622-5250. Jill G. Weiss, formerly of Ward, Damon & Posner, P.A., has become associated with Richman Greer Weil Brumbaugh Mirabito & Christensen, P.A., with offices at One Clearlake Centre, Ste. 1504, 250 Australian Ave., S., West Palm Beach, 33401, phone; (561) 803-3500. Weiss concentrates in complex commercial litigation and family law. E. C. Deeno Kitchen has joined Stephen S. Dobson, III, and Richard H. Smith to form Dobson, Kitchen & Smith, located at 610 N. Duval St., Tallahassee. The firm focuses in matters of criminal and civil trial and mediation. Gary M. Ketchum, Anne-Elizabeth Williams, and J ohn R. Overchuck have become of counsel to the firm. Searcy Denney, in West Palm Beach, has promoted Karen Terry to shareholder. Nectaria Chakas, formerly of Gunster Yoakley & Stewart, P.A., has become associated with Ruden McClosky in Ft. Lauderdale. Chakas joined the land use practice group and focuses on the representation of developers of commercial, residential, mixed-use, and urban redevelopment projects during all stages of the development approval process. Kathy Billings has become associated with Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa. Billings concentrates in representing brokerage firms, financial institutions, corporations, and their associated persons in arbitration, litigation in state and federal courts and in investigations and proceedings before state and federal agencies and self-regulatory organizations. August 1, 2004 Regular News August 1, 2004 On the Movelast_img read more

Kristin Cavallari, Jeff Dye Relationship Is ‘Super Hot and Fiery’

first_imgThe pair were then spotted on an “intimate” dinner date in Nashville at “uber trendy” spot Bastion on October 28, a second source told Us.During the evening, Cavallari was “seen leaning into Jeff and giving him a long kiss,” the eyewitness said at the time. “The couple had a very upbeat night with a lot of laughs.”Despite their flirty display, the pair’s relationship is “a causal dating situation,” the insider added, noting that Cavallari is “not in the zone to move forward with a full-blown relationship of that level and is just keeping herself preoccupied and having fun.”A source told Us last month that the Hills alum and the Better Late Than Never star “are totally a thing” after her split from Cutler, 37, six months prior.The former NFL quarterback and Cavallari announced their separation in April after returning home to Nashville from the Bahamas, where they were quarantining as a family amid the coronavirus pandemic.The pair were married for seven years before calling it quits.Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! The Laguna Beach alum, however, “isn’t looking for someone serious right now,” which the source says has not deterred Dye.“Jeff is hoping that their relationship will progress and turn into that and get closer to her,” the insider adds. “He’s doing his best to keep himself in the picture for as long as possible.”The couple sparked romance speculation when they were seen kissing in Chicago in October.- Advertisement – The Very Cavallari alum “can have a dominant personality,” according to the source, but Dye “absolutely loves that about her and loves a challenge.”Kristin Cavallari Relationship With Jeff Dye Is Super Hot FieryKristin Cavallari and Jeff Dye. Broadimage/Shutterstock; ShutterstockThe Uncommon James designer, 33, and the comedian, 37, were first linked in early October, and Dye has already met Cavallari’s three kids, the source tells Us. The True Comfort author shares sons Camden, 8, and Jaxon, 6, and daughter Saylor, 4, with estranged husband Jay Cutler.“[Jeff] thinks he’s so lucky to be spending time with her. He loves that she owns who she is and admires her success,” the insider says.- Advertisement – Spicing things up! Kristin Cavallari and Jeff Dye have a lot of chemistry together, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly.“Kristin and Jeff’s relationship is super hot and fiery right now,” the insider says. “They’re very into each other and Jeff is so obsessed with her.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

REIQ Gold Coast chairman predicts the top Gold Coast suburbs of 2018

first_imgTake a stroll through Tugun. Picture Mike Batterham“I think Tugun is undervalued and has been for some time,” he said.“Property prices in the suburbs just to the north, Currumbin and Palm Beach, have surged in recent years and I believe it is just a matter of time before Tugun prices follow.“I particularly like the areas around John Flynn Private Hospital. Sitting high on the hill, you can enjoy million-dollar views and catch the sea breezes while still being within five minutes of the beach.”CENTRAL SUBURBS1. BURLEIGH WATERS 11 Jarema Drive, Mudgeeraba.“This is the only suburb I have selected that sits west of the M1,” he said.“However, I think this suburb has great potential for the coming year.“It is a long-established suburb, there is a good mix of established residential and commercial areas and it will benefit from the continued growth of the nearby Robina commercial district.“Added to this, there are some exceptional schools in the area, which always attract plenty of families.”NORTHERN SUBURBS1. LABRADORFamilies cooling off in the Broadwater at Labrador. Picture Mike BatterhamLabrador is a quiet achiever on the Gold Coast property market and it hasn’t always had a good name,” he said.“But if you are as interested in property as I am, you will know that time and time again that so-called ‘bad suburbs’ around the world often become the ‘darling, must buy-in’ suburbs very quickly.“I think Labrador’s time to shine is fast approaching.“It sits on the Broadwater and there is enormous potential for a revitalisation of its ‘shabby chic’ charm into the next boom suburb.”2. PARADISE POINT 6 Babbler Court, Burleigh Waters is on the market. Picture: realestate.com.au“Burleigh Waters is another suburb that I believe is currently underpriced when compared with neighbouring suburbs,” he said.“Here you will find homes that are close to the beach and the shops and yet are secluded enough to provide wonderful family havens.”2. MERMAID WATERSThe view from 5 Firmin Court, Mermaid Waters.“Mermaid Waters is very popular with families and they tend to buy and hold,” he said.“The neighbouring suburbs of Mermaid Beach and Miami have enjoyed a bumper run during the past five years.“Prices in Mermaid Waters have also grown in this time but not at the same rate.“I expect prices in Mermaid Waters will start “catching up” to its beachside neighbours.”3. CARRARA The Gold Coast light rail at the Parkwood East Station. Picture: Jerad Williams“I think Parkwood has been a bit of a sleeper suburb, but with the extension of the light rail to Helensvale and the upgrade of Smith Street, its transport links cannot be beaten,” he said.“It sits close the Gold Coast University Hospital and Griffith University, and is now just a short tram ride away from the night-life of Surfers Paradise.“It’s definitely a suburb to watch for couples and young families.” A general view of Metricon Stadium at Carrara.“Carrara has enjoyed great growth in infrastructure in recent years because of the Commonwealth Games and a number of other developments, such as the KDV Sport project,” he said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“And more is to come.“There are plans in the pipeline for a theme park in the area. The suburb is central, close to transport links and the properties range from multimillion-dollar waterfronthomes to good value family homes.“My picks for this suburb are the lower-priced family homes.4. ASHMOREcenter_img Aerial view of Sovereign Islands and Paradise Point. Picture: Mike Batterham“The heart of Paradise Point, around the shopping precinct, is ripe for revitalisation,” he said.“I believe both waterfront homes and the non-waterfront homes offer potential for strong upside.“If you are lucky, you can find homes which enjoy spectacular water views but don’t carry the price tags of the multi-million- dollar mansions on the nearby Sovereign Islands.”3. PARKWOOD 11 Kootingal St, Ashmore.“Ashmore is coming of age,” he said.“For many long-term Gold Coasters, it was perceived as an out-of- the-way suburb.This simply is not true today and many people are starting to realise it.It truly is close to all the action and gentrification is already under way but there is still plentyof ‘value buying’ to be found in the suburb.”5. MUDGEERABA The Gold Coast skyline.WHERE are the next boom suburbs on the Gold Coast?Real Estate Institute of Queensland Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson believes the Coast is a great place to invest in.“The population is growing, unemployment is down, and the local economy is thriving,” he said.“But there are some sections of the Coast that I think will enjoy stronger property price growth than others during 2018.”These are Mr Henderson’s top suburb picks:Andrew Henderson’s picks out his top Gold Coast suburbs for 2018. Picture: Jerad WilliamsSOUTHERN SUBURBS 1. BILINGAAroha Foster Fleming, 9 with her pooch Koru the 10 year-old Labrador keeps cool at Bilinga. Picture: Nigel Hallett“This beachside suburb on the southern end of the Gold Coast is a more affordable option for those who dream of owning a beachfront home but cannot afford a Mermaid Beach price tag,” he said.“If you have $2.5 million and you are quick, you can own your own rare piece of the Gold Coast beachfront market.”2. TUGUNlast_img read more

UK railways pension scheme hires new CEO from Aviva

first_imgPhilip Willcock has been appointed chief executive of the £25bn (€29bn) in-house manager of the industry-wide scheme for UK railway companies. Willcock will succeed Chris Hitchen, whose departure from RPMI Railpen was announced in May. Hitchen has worked at RPMI for almost 20 years, 13 of those as CEO.Willcock will join RPMI in February from Aviva, where he led businesses in the UK and overseas. He was most recently CEO of Aviva’s joint venture company in Indonesia and CEO of Aviva Italy. Other previous senior roles include chief operating officer and sales and marketing director at Aviva’s UK & Ireland Life Company. With Willcock appointed, RPMI has completed a restructuring of its executive leadership team, the scheme said in a statement. It already announced the appointments of David Maddison as managing director of the pension scheme business and Paul Sturgess as managing director of RPMI’s pension business unit. They join the investor in January. Julian Cripps is managing director responsible for RPMI’s investment arm, having been appointed to that role earlier this year .The selection process leading to Willcock’s appointment was led by John Chilman, Babloo Ramamurthy and Paul Trickett, who chair the three companies within the RPMI Group.Hitchen is the new non-executive chair of the £43bn Border to Coast Pensions Partnership, one of the UK’s eight formed or emerging public pension asset pools.last_img read more

World Ocean Council Joins World Forum Offshore Wind

first_imgThe World Ocean Council (WOC) has joined the recently launched World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) as its newest member.WOC brings together industries such as shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, renewable energy (wind, wave, tidal), ports, dredging, cables, as well as the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and others to address ocean sustainable development, science, and stewardship.WFO is dedicated to fostering and promoting the global growth of offshore wind. The non-profit organization was founded by DEME, E.ON Climate & Renewables, innogy, Green Giraffe, Northland Power, Suzlon Energy, EEW Special Pipe Constructions, Marsh, Watson Farley & Williams, as well as the US Business Network for Offshore Wind.WFO and WOC have agreed on reciprocal memberships and will foster the exchange between the offshore wind industry and the wider ocean business community.“The offshore wind industry is becoming an ever more important stakeholder in the ocean community. Joining WFO, the global body for offshore wind energy, we are excited to facilitate the integration of offshore wind energy into the global ocean economy,” said Paul Holthus, Founding President and CEO, World Ocean Council.In order to remove offshore wind growth barriers, it is of paramount importance to foster the exchange and collaboration between the offshore wind industry and other ocean industries such as fisheries, shipping, oil and gas, aquaculture and tourism, WFO said.Gunnar Herzig, Managing Director, WFO, said: “Welcoming the World Ocean Council as a member of WFO is a major step forward for our organization. Given that offshore wind is placed at the intersection of the energy industry and the other ocean industries, the agreement with the WOC enables us to comprehensively engage with the global ocean business community for the benefit of the offshore wind industry.”Back in March, WFO issued a mission statement calling for the development of additional 500GW of offshore wind capacity globally by 2050.last_img read more

Lady Cardinals Win Games Against Lady Vikings

first_imgThe 7th grade St. Louis Lady Cardinals traveled to Mt. Carmel and won 19-13.  It was a great opening season game for the Cardinals.  A close game all the way through.Leading in points for SLS was Emma Weberding with 6, Chelsea Robertson with 4, Ava Allen with 3, and Oliva Raab, Faith Tekulve, and Lilly Wonnell all with 2 each.  Alyssa Wanstrath had some great steals and blocks for us defensively.    All the girls pulled down rebounds, and played a great game overall!The 8th grade St. Louis Lady Cardinals traveled to Mt. Carmel and won 30-4.  A great first game for their season.Leading the boards were Pam Meneses with 10 pts and 1 assist, Lauren Gutzwiller with 7pts 2 assist, Betsy Harmeyer with 6p ts 1 assist, Grace Eckstein with 5 and 4 assist, and Abby Smith with 2.  Olive Cerniliga did a great job on defense and moving the ball on offense as well to get shots off she also had an assist.  Hannah Fulton did a great job on defense and helping out on offense.  Pam Meneses had 12 steals, and 4 blocks during this game. Great game girls!Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Erin Trenkamp.last_img read more

Danny L. Hawkins, 69, Brookville

first_imgDanny L. Hawkins, age 69, of Brookville, Indiana died unexpectedly Saturday, April 4, 2020 in Brookville, Indiana.Born March 12, 1951 in Connersville, Indiana he was the son of the late Samuel R. & Louise C. (Ryan) Hawkins.In his leisure time he enjoyed visiting with friends at McDonald’s.Survivors include his companion of over 27 years, Barbara Day of Brookville, Indiana, a step-daughter, Jennifer Wolfrum of Brookville; three step-grandchildren, Jana Peters, Shane Peters and Gregory Peters; two sisters, Jeannie Wilson and Mary Thielbar both of Brookville, Indiana a brother, Wayne Hawkins of Harrison, Ohio as well as many nieces & nephews.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters, Junavonne Roberts, Helen Cummins and Sandra Dixon, five brothers, Samuel Hawkins Jr, James Hawkins, Raymond Hawkins, Richard Hawkins, and Robert Hawkins.There will be no public services.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville, Indiana.The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the family of Danny Hawkins, everyone is encouraged to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences to the family via www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Wilshere calls for improved start

first_img Press Association The Gunners ended the campaign in strong form, recovering from defeat at Tottenham in March to beat Bayern Munich away and then win eight from the last 10 league games as they battled back to clinch fourth spot ahead of their north-London rivals – and with it another shot at Champions League football. By contrast, Arsenal had secured only four victories from the opening 10 matches, and the 21-year-old said in an interview with Arsenal Player: “The games earlier on don’t decide our season but we have got to think that we have to win them, because that is what champions do.” Jack Wilshere has warned Arsenal cannot afford another slow start next season if they are to mount a sustained challenge for the Barclays Premier League title.center_img Arsenal’s recorded opening defeats at Chelsea, Norwich and Manchester United. Indeed, Arsene Wenger’s side dropped as low as 10th place when they were beaten at home by Swansea on December 1. Wilshere, who is set for ankle surgery, knows it is a scenario which cannot be repeated if Arsenal are serious about lasting the distance in 2013/14, and he added: “The likes of Manchester United go away and win games and leave you thinking, ‘they keep winning and winning’ and at the end of the season the points tally shows that. “That is what we have to do (to challenge for the title).” Wilshere feels Arsenal must step up their form in the head-to-head against their direct rivals, having lost both at home and away to Chelsea, been beaten at the Emirates Stadium by Manchester City and having drawn with United when they came to north London just after being crowned champions. “We also have to improve our record against the big teams,” the England man said. “It has not been great this season and if you want to become champions you have to beat those sides.” To help facilitate closing the gap on United, City and Chelsea, Arsenal are expected to significantly bolster their squad this summer as Wenger finally dips into his £100million war chest, set to be backed up by new lucrative marketing deals. The club are also set to get Andrey Arshavin, Marouane Chamakh, Nicklas Bendtner, Denilson, Sebastien Squillaci and Korean forward Park Chu-young all off the wage bill. However, Gremio have suggested they are unlikely to take up a permanent deal for Andre Santos, who is currently on loan back in Brazil. last_img read more