Embracing their shared commitment to Vermont’s sustainable food economy, F. H. Gillingham & Sons General Store and Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company announced today they are partnering to produce and market Gillingham Vermont Heritage Cheddar, a distinctive new brand based on 126 years of tradition in Vermont. The first result of this joint effort is an all-natural artisan cheddar cheese, which is made using 100% Vermont milk and will be marketed regionally and nationally. About F.H. Gillingham & Sons General StoreF.H. Gillingham & Sons General Store opened its doors in 1886, carrying necessities as well as treasures, and the founder’s guarantee behind every item: ‘Your money’s worth or your money back.” Today, 126-years later, Gillingham’s is located in a 200-year-old building designated as a National Historic Landmark at 16 Elm Street in the very heart of downtown Woodstock, Vermont. The store is still owned and operated by Frank Henry Gillingham’s descendants, Frank and Jireh Billings. www.gillinghams.com(link is external). ‘We have been and always will be so proud to be a home-grown Vermont-based business,’said Jireh Billings, one of the founding family’s proprietors of F.H. Gillingham. ‘While we have a long history and are one of the oldest of Vermont’s general stores, we never stop looking for new ways to bring quality Vermont products to our local customers and those located around the globe. Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company’s use of 100% Vermont milk, for example, was just one of the many reasons we decided to move ahead with this venture. Both companies share a desire to elevate the state’s sustainable food model. ‘ About Vermont Farmstead Cheese CompanyOnly 100 percent Vermont milk is used to create Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company’s artisanal and farmstead cheeses and specialty food products. The company was conceived and founded as a community-based effort to save a local farm in South Woodstock. For more information, visit www.vermontfarmstead.com(link is external) Source: F.H. Gillingham & Sons 7.23.2012 Another prominent lawmaker, U.S. Representative Peter Welch said, ‘It’s always exciting to see businesses work together to help attract visitors to our state and share Vermont’s heritage.’ The new artisan Gillingham Vermont Heritage Cheddar will be available for consumers in mid August in Gillingham’s Woodstock store and on their website (gillinghams.com), with availability in other retail stores anticipated in early September. A portion of the profits from sales of Vermont Heritage Cheddar will be donated to the Vermont Dairy Foundation, a charity specifically established by Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company to help struggling Vermont dairy farmers. Both organizations are deeply rooted in the Woodstock community, with Vermont Farmstead’s dairy farm and Gillingham’s retail operations located just a few miles apart. ‘We have had a close bond with F.H. Gillingham ever since we founded our creamery,’said Farmstead board member Vince Galluccio. ‘We are very excited to begin producing and selling the Gillingham Vermont Heritage Cheddar with a deep-rooted legacy of sustainability and quality. Gillingham’s is a true, traditional, time-tested general store, with 126 years of history in Vermont cheese and specialty food sales. Their loyalty and commitment to the state’s economy and agribusiness runs deep.’he added. Governor Peter Shumlin helped announce the new venture, stating: ‘As Governor and a small business owner, I find it extremely rewarding to see local businesses coming together to produce and market a high quality product that is so inherently ‘Vermont’in its origins, and yet will have such a broad regional and national appeal.’ The Governor is no stranger to Woodstock’s F.H. Gillingham & Sons and Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company. Last year he visited the Farmstead’s dairy operations and helped make a batch of the Company’s farmstead cheddar cheese.
It was not a happy indication of how some lawyers are handling the current sour economy.“The claims [to the Bar’s Clients’ Security Fund ] are certainly getting bigger,” Bar President Jay White told the Board of Governors on April 3.That trend, White said, caused him to appoint a special task force to review fund rules, procedures, and operations. Board member Greg Coleman is chair of the new panel, which is charged with making recommendations by the board’s May 29 meeting.Coleman told the board that the fund, which started the year with a $1.6 million budget, likely will be short in paying claims made this year unless it uses funds in the program’s $3.8 million in reserves.The fund was established to reimburse clients for claims that involve misappropriation or for reimbursement of attorneys’ fees when no useful services were provided. Attorneys’ fee claims are capped at $2,500. Misappropriation claims are capped at $50,000. Under current rule, claims are paid up to $25,000 upon approval. If the approved claim is between $25,000 and $50,000, the first $25,000 is paid upon approval. The remaining sums are paid at the end of the fiscal year on a pro rata basis.For the past three years at least, the Bar has been able to pay all claims up to $50,000, although in the past there has been pro rata payments on amounts over $25,000. This year, the Bar may not have enough, depending on how many claims are approved in the next couple months, to pay all the claims up to $25,000, much less any over that amount, without going into reserves.(There are limits on who can claim reimbursement from the fund, such as the Bar does not compensate institutional or business clients and stolen funds must be related to legal work stemming from an attorney-client relationship, such as funds or property held in trust by the lawyer as part of a lawsuit or legal transaction. It does not cover losses, for example, if the victims were participating in an investment scheme with the lawyer and hence were more like business partners than clients.)“We don’t have enough money in the Clients’ Security Fund for this year’s claims, separate and apart from the reserves,” Coleman said, adding that situation won’t improve anytime soon.“There are catastrophic claims out there or potentially down the road,” he said. “We’re looking at the entire process generically.”Coleman said Bar staff is preparing several options for the task force, which plans to craft a plan and present it to board committees in time for action at the May meeting.Lori Holcomb, director of the Clients’ Security Fund, said there seems to be more cases where one attorney causes numerous filings.“What I’m seeing is we’re getting a lot of multiple claims on the same attorney. Instead of getting one on attorney A, and two on attorney B, and four on attorney C, we’re getting 30 on attorney A,” she said. “In the past that was more of an exception than the rule. It seems like we’re seeing it more now.”Among the options being prepared, Holcomb said, is to pay all claims at the end of the budget year, and then pay them pro rata depending on how much money is available in the fund. That would include removing the $25,000/$50,000 payment ceiling.Under that scenario, if the repayment rate was set at 30 cents on the dollar, someone with an approved $1 million claim would get $300,000 but someone with a $25,000 claim – who previously would have been paid in full – would get $7,500.Another plan is to hold all payments to the end of the fiscal year, but then pay them according to the current $25,000/$50,000 reimbursement cap. Yet another option is to pay claims for fees paid for no services out of a separate fund, reserving most of the Clients’ Security Fund for repayment of stolen client trust funds.One change is already in the works to help the fund. In the Bar’s 2009-10 budget, which the board approved earlier in the meeting, the board approved increasing the portion of each lawyer’s annual membership fees to be allocated to the fund from $20 to $25 (the maximum allowed under Bar rules). April 30, 2009 Regular News Panel to examine how the Bar Clients’ Security Fund operates Panel to examine how the Bar Clients’ Security Fund operates
The Phoenix office of JLL completed an 83,000-square-foot lease that establishes well-known tire distributor Tire’s Warehouse Inc. (TWI) in its first-ever Arizona location and its only distribution center outside of California.The new facility, which is located at 1502 E. Buckeye Rd. in Phoenix, brings TWI to seven distribution centers across the West, including one new center just opened in Northern California’s Union City. TWI is scheduled to open its Arizona location on Sept. 26, 2016. The distribution center will generate as many as 50 new jobs for the Valley within the first two years of operation.JLL Associate Kyle Westfall and Executive Vice Presidents Pat Harlan and Steve Sayre represented TWI in the lease negotiations. The property landlord, Harrison Properties, represented itself.“Opening the doors of our first distribution center in Arizona is a monumental step for our company,” said Dan King, president of TWI. “The recent success of our new Northern California branch has helped us to prepare for continued market expansion into all-new territories. Our entire team has been working diligently to support our rapid growth and we are very excited to bring our exceptional service and dealer programs to our new Arizona customers.”“TWI’s selection of Phoenix as its first distribution center outside of California speaks volumes about our strength as a consumer market and our strategic position in the distribution supply chain,” said Westfall. “TWI is one of many companies expanding into Arizona and putting these advantages to work for their operations and their customers.”With its new Phoenix location, TWI now operates a total of 600,000 square feet of space and 100 delivery trucks, serving dealers throughout California, Nevada and Arizona.
Scientific American: Practice makes progress, if not perfection, for most things in life. Generally, practicing a skill—be it basketball, chess or the tuba—mostly makes you better at whatever it was you practiced. Even related areas do not benefit much. Doing intensive basketball drills does not usually make a person particularly good at football. Chess experts are not necessarily fabulous at math, and tuba players can’t just put down their tubas and pick up cellos.…Much of the literature makes the mistake of inferring causation from correlation, and fails to control for confounding variables. Glenn Schellenberg, a psychologist at the University of Toronto who studies transfer from music specifically, has new, not yet published work showing that the association between music lessons and cognition disappears when demographics and personality are held constant. In other words, the apparent benefits from music lessons have more to do with which kids take music lessons than they do with the lessons themselves. Read the whole story: Scientific American More of our Members in the Media >
… Read the whole story: The Wall Street Journal More of our Members in the Media > It turns out there’s actual science to back up that feeling. Researchers studying links between clothes, brain activity and productivity have long found that dressing up for work can improve your performance. Some are now turning their attention to how these factors play out in dressing for remote work and Zoom meetings—including the unexpected rise of the nice tops/schlubby bottoms combo. … His research, published when he was a professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 2012, used white lab coats to test the impact of clothes on psychological processes. In other research, a 2015 study found that dressing more formally for work leads to the higher levels of abstract, big-picture thinking associated with someone in a powerful position. The study’s co-author Michael Slepian, associate professor of leadership and ethics at Columbia Business School, is beginning to look at whether this still holds for people working from home. “There are a lot of good reasons the findings could still apply today,” says Dr. Slepian. “All you need to do is just dress a little bit more formally than you would at home normally.” In a series of experiments, subjects competed on attention tests. The first pitted a group wearing lab coats against a group wearing street clothes—those wearing lab coats performed better. In the second and third tests, one group was told the white lab coats were doctor’s coats, another was told they were painter’s coats and another wore street clothes while only looking at a white lab coat. In all tests, those who thought they were wearing doctor’s coats had superior results. The research showed that the combination of wearing certain clothes and their symbolic meaning led to more focused attention, Dr. Galinsky says. “That theory has held up remarkably well.” The rise of video calls has added complexity to an area of research known as “enclothed cognition,” or what signals clothes send to the brain, says Dr. Adam Galinsky, co-author of the pre-pandemic research that coined the term. “In some ways, the clothes that you wear might have an even bigger impact because we can often see ourselves and what we’re wearing and that sort of draws that symbolic value [attached] to it even closer to our consciousness,” he says. Mina Khan, an information-technology consultant who’s been working from home in Houston since March, tried wearing sweatpants and hoodies instead of the blouses and dress pants she typically wore to the office. It didn’t work. “Eventually I shifted to dressing the way I used to before because I realized it puts me in a better mental space when I’m working,” says the 26-year-old.
Pinterest Share A new study suggests that women’s makeup is perceived as a signal of greater interest in casual sex. But the research found evidence that this was actually a “false signal.”The study, which was published in Personality and Individual Differences, examined the relationship between women’s makeup use and sociosexuality.People with an unrestricted sociosexual orientation are more comfortable with casual sex with different partners. Those with a restricted sociosexual orientation, on the other hand, prefer to have sex with a partner in a long-term, serious relationship. Share on Twitter LinkedIn Share on Facebook Email In an initial study, 182 people viewed photographs of 69 young adult women of European descent with varying levels of makeup. The more makeup the women were wearing, the more they were perceived as being attractive and sexually unrestricted by both male and female participants.The researchers then surveyed the 69 women regarding their actual use of makeup and their sociosexual orientation. They found no association between the women’s sociosexual orientation and time spent on makeup or money spent on makeup. In other words, the women’s self-reported sociosexuality was unrelated to their makeup habits.“This indicates that makeup is perceived to be a signal of greater unrestricted sociosexuality in women. Our findings, however, also show that this association is not a valid cue of women’s sociosexuality, as we found no systematic connection between women’s cosmetic use and their actual sociosexuality,” the authors of the study explained.The researchers also found that men perceived women with more makeup as more attractive, which in turn was associated with them falsely perceiving the women as more unrestricted in their sociosexuality.“This finding suggests that there may be some sort of wishful thinking effect among men in which attractive women are falsely, but optimistically, perceived as more willing to engage in casual sex,” the researchers noted.“Our evidence suggests that makeup is perceived to signal sociosexuality but does not actually signal sociosexuality, likely because makeup makes the face more attractive, which is incorrectly associated with sociosexuality.”The study, “Evidence that makeup is a false signal of sociosexuality“, was authored by Carlota Batres, Richard Russell, Jeffry A. Simpson, Lorne Campbell, Alison M. Hansen, and Lee Cronk.
Rock for our Rights, a benefit auction, cocktail party, and concert will be held in Sag Harbor on Friday, September 28, starting at 5 PM. This event benefits Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic programs and services on the East End.The art auction is curated by Pamela Willoughby and includes work by artists Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Tara Israel, Steve Miller, Noel De Lesseps, and Marissa Bridge, along with many others.There will be music by Nona Hendryx (LaBelle) with Vernon Reid of Living Color, Zach Zunis Band, and special guest, Big Pete. Tickets range from $75 to $250. The purchase of a $250 ticket includes the pre-concert cocktail party and benefit art auction from 5 to 6:30 PM at Tutto il Giorno. All other tickets are for the concert only from 7 to 9:45 PM at Bay Street Theater. Tickets can be purchased at firstname.lastname@example.org Share
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