ACCD: Retail expands, grants still available, mask mandate

first_imgEconomic Recovery GrantsFunds are still available to Vermont businesses who can demonstrate a revenue decline of at least 50% in any one-month period from March 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, when compared with the same month in 2019. If you experienced this level of loss in July, you are encouraged to apply. The Economic Recovery Grants landing page(link is external) has full details, including eligibility requirements, document preparation instructions, and a series of FAQs(link is external) to assist businesses in completing the application. Governor Scott on Friday urged businesses to continue to apply. There is money still available for state grants and more money could be allocated when the Legislature reconvenes later in August. Also, the US SBA EIDL and PPP programs are still available is external). Business ImpactACCD wants to hear from all Vermont businesses impacted by the response to the COVID-19 virus. Please share these impacts via the ACCD Business Impact Form(link is external), which will help us assess the full impact as we work toward solutions. Mask Mandate Signage AvailableACCD has signage available for businesses, organizations and partners to help inform patrons and the public that masks will be required beginning August 1st, both indoors and outside, when physical distancing is not possible. The signage options(link is external) also include posters to help explain why it is important to wear a mask and are part of the larger statewide mask education effort being coordinated through ACCD and the Agency of Human Services. Everyone Eats Program RFPIn response to COVID-19, restaurants, farmers and community organizations stepped forward to help feed neighbors experiencing food insecurity. These programs have helped stabilize communities by nourishing Vermonters, alleviating the surging demand on food shelves, and providing economic support to restaurants. The State of Vermont has allocated $5M from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) to a new program called Everyone Eats, which supports restaurants feeding Vermonters in need.Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA), the fiscal agent for the program, is requesting proposals from community organizations around the state to further these programs in the months ahead. Visit the SEVCA website(link is external) for more information and to submit a proposal. Hazard Pay Grant Program Set to LaunchThe Front-Line Employees Hazard Pay Grant Program being run by the Agency of Human Services (AHS) will open for applications on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 9:00am. This $28 million grant program is open to public safety, public health, health care, and human services employers whose employees were engaged in activities dedicated to mitigating or responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency between March 13, 2020 through May 15, 2020.More information and eligibility requirements for this program, as well as the Healthcare Provider Stabilization Grant Program, can be found at the AHS website(link is external). Agricultural Fair Grant Program Now LiveThe Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (AAFM) is now taking applications from agricultural fairs organizations who have experienced income loss, additional expenses and event disruption as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the AAFM website(link is external) for further details. Retail Operations Capacity IncreaseGovernor Phil Scott announced Friday that non-essential retail businesses can operate at 50% of approved fire safety occupancy; or 1 customer per 200 square feet; or 10 total customers and staff combined, whichever is greater, as of August 1, 2020. For further details and requirements rom the Agency of Commerce & Community Development, refer to the Phased Restart Work Safe Guidance(link is external).last_img read more

Case in focus: Insolvency

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Photos | Best of #CardNation, #BBN on game day

first_imgWe sifted through the worst of social media on #BattleoftheBluegrass day — there was plenty of that — to show off some of the best of what Louisville and Kentucky fans are posting to Twitter and Instagram to show off their pride.Babies are wearing their red and blue hats. One guy donned his lucky socks. And there’s plenty of those nostalgic Card and Cat mascot photos.So take a look in the #L1C4 and #BBN gallery below or, if viewing on a mobile device, follow this link:’ll be updating this throughout the day, so check back. And to have your own photo included, tweet at us (@sports_cj) or tag us on Instragram (@courierjournalsports).<!–iframe–>last_img read more

Sociedad strike Vela deal with Arsenal

first_img ““Real Sociedad have reached an agreement with Arsenal FC which will allow Carlos Vela to continue at the club on a permanent basis.  “This club, this team has the ambition to make it better, and I am convinced that we will perform an exciting year.” “The player meanwhile, has signed a contract extension which ties him to Real Sociedad for the next four seasons. The player’s previous contract was due to expire in June 2016. The Mexican striker has now formally signed his new contract.” Sam Marsden Upd. at 21:09 The Gunners were tipped to activate a buy-back clause they maintained on the player from when they sold him 2012, thought to be in the region of €4million, but instead have let Sociedad pay a reported a €11m to buy out the clause, with as much as €5m to be added on in future performance-related bonuses. The Mexican forward, who rejected the chance to go the World Cup with his country, said he was “happy” everything was resolved.center_img Real Sociedad released the following statement on their website: Carlos Vela will remain at Real Sociedad next season after the Basque club managed to come to an agreement with Arsenal over the player’s future. “We knew it would not be easy, but thankfully it is resolved and all parties are happy,” the 25-year-old explained.  24/06/2014 CESTlast_img read more

KidSport gets shot in the pocket book with donation from TELUS Community Action Team

first_imgThese investments are the cornerstone of our community support in Canada and internationally. The TELUS Community Action Team was back in gear recently, pulling out all the stops to donate a whacking $2000 to KidSport-Nelson.TELUS Community Action Team supports charities that help to educate and empower youth to improve their quality of life and to enable them to reach their full potential.last_img

2017 Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U-21 All-Ireland Championship Launched

first_imgRound                        DateVenue Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U-21 All-Ireland Championship 2017 Fixtures Borg Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U-21 All-Ireland Championship 5Winners 1 v winners 221 June 2017TBC (LIVE TG4) Bord Gáis Energy U-21 Ambassadors Unveiled 2Armagh v Down19 July 2017Athletic Grounds Semi Finals Quarter Finals 1Kildare v Carlow31 May 2017Newbridge Ulster Final Winner 1 v winner 2 4Dublin v Kilkenny31 May 2017Nowlan Park (LIVE TG4) 1Tipperary v Limerick22 June 2017Gaelic Grounds Limerick (LIVE TG4) 2Clare v winner of 112 July 2017Semple Stadium Thurles or Gaelic Grounds  Limerick  (LIVE TG4) 6Winners 3 v winners 421 June 2017 1Derry v Antrim19 July 2017Owenbeg 2Wexford v Offaly31 May 2017Wexford Munster Final RoundDateVenue 2Leinster v Ulster19 August 2017TBC (LIVE TG4) Semi Finals 1Galway v Munster19 August 2017TBC (LIVE TG4) All Ireland Semi-Finalscenter_img The competition will ramp up on Wednesday 31 May with four Leinster quarter finals played across the province.Sponsors and longstanding supporters of the U-21 grade, Bord Gáis Energy introduced a number of fresh faces to their ambassador line up for the 2017 season.  Following in the footsteps of previous ambassadors such as Liam Rushe, Richie Hogan and Tony Kelly are Peter Casey (Limerick), Luke Meade (Cork), Patrick Curran (Waterford), Billy McCarthy (Tipperary), Aron Shanaghar (Clare), Shane Barrett (Dublin), Liam Blanchfield (Kilkenny), Aaron Maddock (Wexford), and Thomas Monaghan (Galway). Christy McNaughton was the Antrim representative at today’s launch.These ambassadors will join Bord Gáis Energy’s line up of #HurlingToTheCore ambassadors revealed earlier this month; Joe Canning, Conor McDonald and Munster Rugby star Simon Zebo. #HurlingToTheCore celebrates Bord Gáis Energy’s belief that hurling is more than a sport or pastime – it is deeply ingrained in Irish history and stitched into our national identity.Ambassadors play a crucial role in bringing the U-21 Championship to life through #HurlingToTheCore on Bord Gáis Energy’s social media channels. Fans will be able to access key match statistics from each U-21 ambassador after games, along with highlights showing the best of the action across Bord Gáis Energy’s Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and YouTube throughout the Championship.TG4 will broadcast eleven games over the course of the 2017 Championship, and fans will once again be able to nominate their Man of the Match via Twitter using the #LaochBGE hashtag during televised matches.Speaking ahead of the launch Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Aogán Ó Fearghail said:“Bord Gáis Energy‘s huge commitment to hurling is very clear to see through their sponsorships across the Senior Hurling Championship, U-21 Championship and the GAA Legend’s tour series. They play an integral role in promoting the game and its players to fans all around the country.”“Once again we can expect some great games at this level and you only have to go back to last season’s Championship to see how high the standard is. There will undoubtedly be many games to keep supporters on the edge of their seats throughout the summer.”Communications Manager at Bord Gáis Energy, Irene Gowing commented; “We base our sponsorships on what is important to our customers and hurling most certainly matters to them. In 2017, we have expanded our association with the GAA to include the Senior Hurling Championship however the U-21 grade is still as important as ever to us. Its knockout nature, along with the passion and skill of the players, makes these games so exciting to watch. “We’re committed to continuing to give our customers exclusive experiences throughout the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U-21 All-Ireland Championship.  We focus on bringing them as close to the action as possible through our Rewards Club, whether that’s through presenting Man of the Match awards live on TG4, welcoming the players to the pitch as flag bearers, or attending special Q&A sessions with players at the All-Ireland stages of the competition.2017 marks Bord Gáis Energy’s ninth year as sponsor of the U-21 Hurling Championship. The company were also announced as sponsors of the GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship in January of this year, cementing their long association with the GAA, and particularly hurling.  Bord Gáis Energy are also sponsors of the GAA Legends Tours at Croke Park.For news, updates and competitions, fans should check out and look out for #HurlingToTheCore on all of Bord Gáis Energy’s social media channels. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 3Prel. winners v Laois31 May 2017Meath/Westmeath 2017 Bord Gáis Energy Ulster GAA Hurling U- 21 Championship B Final 4Winner of 2 v winner of 326 July 2017TBC (LIVE TG4) 2017 Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Hurling U- 21 Championship RoundDateVenue The 2017 Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U-21 All-Ireland Championship was officially launched at an event in Bord Gáis Energy offices in Dublin today.  A new line up of ambassadors for this year’s competition was also announced. 14 September 2013; The Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling Under 21 All-Ireland Championship trophy . Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling Under 21 All-Ireland ‘A’ Championship Final, Antrim v Clare, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE All Ireland Finals 3Winner 1 v winner 2TBCTBC Semi Finals Leinster Final 2017 Bord Gáis Energy Leinster GAA Hurling U-21 Championship 7Winners 5 v winners 65 July 2017TBC (LIVE TG4) Quarter Finals 9 September 2017TBC (LIVE TG4) 3Waterford v Cork13 July 2017Waterford venue  (LIVE TG4) Round 9 September 2017TBC (LIVE TG4)last_img read more

Lessons of Petraeus Case Are Far From Clear

first_imgThere are some lessons that HR professionals can draw from the saga of Gen. David Petraeus, who resigned as head of the CIA after an FBI investigation found that he had an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. The importance of choosing leaders with integrity–and the realization that there is virtually no privacy when it comes to electronic communications–jump out as key takeaways for HR. However, how HR staffs can apply these principles in their day-to-day work isn’t cut and dried. And the scandal illuminates aspects of human nature that will challenge HR professionals for decades, researchers warn. Once being discussed as a potential presidential candidate, Petraeus managed military battles, his career and the news media astutely. Some have labeled him a narcissist, particularly in light of the Broadwell affair. Did Broadwell’s intense interest in Petraeus blind the general to his duties—his duties to his country, to his family, and even to his own best interests? Only he can answer. His departure from public service is unfortunate, given his talent. His damage to his family, and Broadwell’s damage to hers, are more significant and more lasting, I suspect. Had Petraeus worked for the private sector, and had the investigation begun with a tip to HR instead of a call to the FBI, how would the situation have played out? A lot differently, I believe. Broadwell wasn’t working for Petraeus or his organization, though she was an Army Reserve officer. All indications are that it was a consensual relationship free from harassment. When the affair was discovered, according to news reports, neither party denied it or tried to cover it up. This is not a Penn State or Catholic Church scandal. Reportedly, by leaving personal messages in the drafts folder of a Gmail account, the pair thought that their communications would remain anonymous. They didn’t. Even if Petraeus used a government computer to access the drafts folder, it’s not the most massive violation of HR rules—unless evidence shows that he revealed classified information. If you were the HR chief dealing with these discoveries in the private sector, what would you do? Fire Petraeus? For showing poor moral judgment? That might be a decision for the Board of Directors. For misusing e-mail? You’d probably give him a warning or make him take more training. The paramount takeaway for HR is that we need to understand a leader’s character before we hire him or her. Unfortunately, we often overlook character flaws because they can be embedded in otherwise desirable skill sets. Some of the most effective leaders in terms of business performance are narcissists—narcissists who often get themselves and their organizations into trouble, according to researchers Arijit Chatterjee and Donald Hambrick. They found that narcissism in CEOs is correlated with “strategic dynamism.” Two more researchers, Joris Lammers and Adam Galinsky, came up with another disturbing finding about power seekers: People with power break rules not just because they think that they can get away with doing so, but also because they believe that they are entitled to do so. Finally, researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia assessed more than 100 graduate students and concluded that the level of narcissism in the United States is increasing. Taken together, these studies suggest that preventing situations such as that of Petraeus and Broadwell won’t be easy. Men and women are going to cheat. They’re going to try to hide their affairs. The only “bright” side is that they’re going to find it ever more difficult to conceal the electronic evidence. How effectively HR manages situations such as the Petraeus affair will help demonstrate just how strategic the profession has become. Steve Bates is a freelance journalist and former writer and editor for SHRM. Any investigation of his e-mails would reveal many pages of discussion of baseball, gardening and troublesome editors. [Links to research noted above:] read more

Roma work on Smalling deal

first_imgRoma have begun working on a permanent deal for Chris Smalling after the defender’s strong start on loan from Manchester United. Smalling is already a fans’ favourite at Roma, putting a muscle problem behind him to feature in all of the Giallorossi’s last five games. Now, according to Gianluca Di Marzio and Il Tempo, sporting director Gianluca Petrachi is making plans to thrash out a permanent transfer in the coming weeks. The Englishman’s move to the Olimpico at the end of August was only a dry loan, although the Lupi paid United €3m to borrow him. Despite Roma’s chronic injury problems, he has forged a quick understanding with fellow new boy Gianluca Mancini at centre-back. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more

10 months agoChelsea still keen on Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic

first_imgChelsea still keen on Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisicby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea remain in the hunt for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic.The Telegraph says the 20-year-old winger has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge during the mid-season sales.Chelsea are on the hunt for long-term replacements for Pedro and Willian – and Pulisic would fit the bill.He is under contract at Borussia Dortmund until 2020 so the Bundesliga giants are running out of time to cash in.And Chelsea are hopeful of securing Pulisic’s services.But it is claimed that BVB bosses will dig their heels in until the summer transfer window. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Dabo Swinney Hit The Whip During Clemson’s Post-Game Dance Party

first_imgHead coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers is dunked with Gatorade during the fourth quarter of the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl against the Ohio State Buckeyes.GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 31: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers is dunked with Gatorade during the fourth quarter of the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl against the Ohio State Buckeyes at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Clemson picked up a massive win, knocking off Notre Dame at home on Saturday night, so you know head coach Dabo Swinney was ready to dance. After the game, and a very awkward post-game interview that was accidentally cut off by ESPN, Swinney got down in the locker room, swinging a towel and hitting the Whip. We cannot confirm whether or not he added in the Nae Nae as well.With the win, Clemson danced its way to sixth in both the AP and Coaches Polls this week. The Tigers look to be in very good position to make a run at an ACC Championship, with Florida State struggling in recent weeks.last_img read more