View Comments Lin-Manuel Miranda Lin-Manuel Miranda Star Files Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda is poised to host NBC’s Saturday Night Live on October 8 (and we can’t wait for it!). Before that bucket-list-topping stint, the Tony winner stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on October 4 to hone in on those improv skills. He returned for round two of “Wheel of Freestyle,” spitting rhymes about Pop Tarts, Harry Potter, unicorns and even Election Day. On top of that, Miranda also reacted to SNL fave Cecily Strong’s recent impression of him and reminded fans to vote. Watch the Ten Dollar Founding Father drop some serious knowledge below!
North Country Hospital,Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Thursday participated in the grand opening of a new community health clinic for Northeast Kingdom veterans.The clinic housed at Newport’s North Country Hospital will be the sixth operated by the White River Junction VA Medical Center. The other clinics serving Vermonters are in Bennington, Brattleboro, Colchester, Rutland, and Littleton, N.H. The Brattleboro clinic opened in June of this year.The clinics provide access for veterans to primary care physicians, laboratory tests, medications, mental health services, and preventative services such as flu shots.‘We have heard over the years from many veterans in the Northeast Kingdom that it has been hard to access care,’ said Sanders, a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. ‘The Newport clinic should save them a lot of time and trouble traveling to White River Junction to get the care they deserve.’The newest U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs clinic is located on the second floor of the hospital at 189 Prouty Dr. in Newport. The clinic initially will open every Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and two Wednesdays every month from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The clinic could expand its hours of operation, size and service available if there is sufficient demand. Veterans can call (802) 334-4121 for information about the clinic.‘We have been working very hard to make sure that veterans who live in the Northeast Kingdom have access to primary health care,’ Sanders said. ‘People who have put their lives on the line for our country deserve the best health care we can provide and that means providing care where they live.’Community-Based Outpatient Clinics are part of a national effort to transition the VA from a hospital-based system of care to a more efficient health care system focused on primary care. The clinics are chosen based on an analysis of the distance to other health care services, accessibility, relationships to other veterans’ services, and possible care-provider partnerships. Source: NEWPORT, Vt., September 9, 2010 ‘ Sen. Bernie Sanders
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Maine Public:Maine’s largest electric utility has a new CEO. Doug Herling took over operations of Central Maine Power Company Jan. 1, a day after the utility’s long-time leader Sara Burns stepped down.Herling rose through the ranks, most recently overseeing electric operations for parent-company Avangrid for 2.2 million customers in Maine, New York and Connecticut. Herling says although solar power advocates often criticize the company, he supports build-out of the renewable energy technology in Maine.“I think everyone should put solar panels on their roof if that’s what they want to do,” he says. “CMP is owned by Avangrid who is a major owner of Iberdrola, the largest wind producer in the world. we are not against solar, we are not against wind, we are not against renewables. Most recently there was an issue out there regarding our net energy metering and what we were interested in is the impact, the financial impact on customers. But as far as us being negative about people putting solar panels on their roof, I think everyone should put solar panels on their roof if that’s what they want to do. It doesn’t impact our company and we’re not against that at all.”More: New CMP CEO Voices Strong Support For Residential Solar New CMP CEO Voices Strong Support for Residential Solar
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The 90-minute premiere Sunday night of The Walking Dead began its sixth season where the fifth ended in March: with a bang—a gunshot, to be precise.Abusive husband, alcoholic, and danger-to-us-all Pete Anderson (Corey Brill) lay in a pool of his own blood beneath the smoking barrel of Rick Grimes’ (Andrew Lincoln) iconic revolver. The moment merged two very different perspectives: the residents of the Alexandria Safe-Zone, blissfully ignorant of the apocalyptic horrors beyond their walled community, and callous Rick’s bloody taste of reality. Later, standing feet away from a herd of blatant CGI zombies, the practical ones complete with severed limbs and exposed ribcages, the main character justified his newly formed Rickstatorship:“I know this sounds insane, but this is an insane world,” Rick said. “We have to come for them or they come for us. It’s that simple.”Depending on one’s appreciation for the character, Rick’s psychological state has either become more engaging or repetitive. Longtime fans witnessed a similar side of Rick back in season three’s prison setting and even toward the end of last season. Veteran characters should recognize Rick’s behavior, but no one attempted to stop him. It seemed like more than a coincidence that the old crew fell to the back burner while Rick’s reckless demeanor was gently prodded by the ignorance of randomly added character Carter (Ethan Embry) and returning fan-favorite Morgan Jones (Lennie James).The Walking Dead trailers have always intentionally misled viewers. Season six’s trailer implied some heavy confrontation between Rick and Morgan. If true, anxious fans will have to keep waiting for Morgan to deliver a blow, as the staff-wielding badass spent the entirety of the first episode delicately reminding Rick of the humanity they once shared.“You’re still the same man I met back in [season one],” Morgan said to Rick. “The one who came back and told me it wasn’t over. That was you. The same you that’s right in front of me right now.”He was awesome with that staff, though.Carter also provided a voice of reason for the residents of Alexandria, but it was short-lived, literally. Rick called it first.“Somebody like that,” he said, “they’re going to die no matter what.”Submitting to the Ricktatorship does not cost Carter an arm and a leg, but instead a chunk of cheek and ultimately his life. Carter failed to survive less than two hours on TWD, but the shocker was who killed him.Carter’s killer (spoiled in the AMC video below) plunged a dagger into the wounded man’s neck to avoid detection from nearby zombies. The killer’s morality was already in question, but dispatching Carter without hesitation showed the extremes the cold-blooded character was willing to take, leaving audiences to wonder what else this character will be capable of in the upcoming episodes.Overall, TWD showed more of the same. Rick and the group find a new home, some new people interfere and conflict, and a herd of zombies eventually run everyone out of town. Much like the fanbase, the herd of zombies mindlessly lumbers to the next plot point, which is a convergence of zombies and survivors at the gates of Alexandria, where the survivor’s eventual eviction will occur.Though it was more of the same, season six of TWD further explored the darkest bowels of the human psyche. The first episode balanced blood, guts, zombies, and human indecency, but it’s the investment in these apocalypse-stricken characters and their fates audiences care about. Though it’s unlikely the show’s popularity will decline anytime soon, entering season six with no endgame in sight may have been the beginning of Walking Dead biting off more than they can chew.
The Indianapolis Colts are currently outside of the AFC playoff picture looking in, but they have a chance to change that with victory over their divisional rivals, the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night.The 5-3 Colts travel into Tennessee to take on the 6-2 Titans – live on Sky Sports NFL from 1.20am on Friday – in the first of two meetings between the teams over the next three weeks.But can veteran quarterback Philip Rivers lead the Colts to victory? The 38-year-old has thrown for an average of 260.8 yards per game, with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions in his first year in Indianapolis.- Advertisement – A look back at the action and talking points from Week Nine of the NFL season GMF‘s Peter Schrager isn’t quite so convinced, even suggesting the Colts might look to move on from their big-money free agency acquisition.“I don’t think Rivers is having this great season. It might even be the end of the road for him,” Schrager added.“There has been some good games from Rivers, don’t get me wrong, and I don’t think Frank Reich is thinking about pulling him but, if you talk to Colts fans, they’re not overwhelmed by Rivers this season – there is too much up and down for a veteran quarterback. 4:19 A look back at the action and talking points from Week Nine of the NFL season 2:35 On NFL Overtime, Kay Adams, Vince Young and Phoebe Schecter choose the NFL teams they believe have been the best so far this season Good Morning Football‘s Kyle Brandt says Rivers’ play over the final few weeks of the 2020 season could define how his potentially Hall of Fame career is ultimately viewed.“He has been good, he has been not so good; 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions is fine,” Brandt said. “But, over the next several weeks, there is so much more that hangs in the balance for Rivers than the Colts’ playoff push. – Advertisement –
“What makes me extremely happy is that our small but creative and playful” guerrilla “team enjoys creating a new image of Slavonia and Baranja in cooperation with equally willing external partners. We do not lack ideas and inspiration, and fortunately many years of experience in implementing EU projects and organizing various events, helps us to overcome the chronic lack of original funds available to us to create competitive tourism products. But without the support provided by the Osijek-Baranja County through the Office for Continental Tourism, Sports and Culture, our work would be far more difficult. We hope that the new laws will bring measures and instruments that will finally treat the sector on the coast and the continent differently. The turn in the direction of destination management is great, and with instruments adapted to the continent, we can make serious strides, ” in the end, director Jurić said. Prior to DHT, they also conducted a campaign in the Hungarian-Serbian border area under the symbolic name “Hedonism without Borders”, promoting a group of wine events that took place in September and October. This was followed by several more promotions, and soon a new destination brochure and a website called visitslavoniabaranja.com and headoneastcroatia.com will see the light of day. The slogan is accompanied by an extremely interesting visual identity, a mosaic that represents the values of Slavonia and Baranja, and which was created in collaboration with the Osijek studio Symbol, run by excellent designers Marko Jovanovac and Ante Vekić. The concept of visuals leaves room for any event, micro-destination or tourist product to be presented with a recognizable but customized variant of the visual. HeadOnEast Croatia with hedonist @ Slavonija and hedonist @ Baranja is a platform with the potential of branding the entire area of eastern Croatia. For a start, this is the area of Osijek-Baranja County, and the OBŽ Tourist Board is open to spreading the story to the rest of Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem. The first activity we are looking forward to is presenting their new brochure and website at DayOne conference 02.04. in Zagreb. “This is how we came to the concept that calls for a tour of eastern Croatia, and phonetically resonates as hedonism, which is basically the kind of experience that Slavonia and Baranja offer. Good food, good wine, surprisingly beautiful scenery located along the great European rivers, widely known good hospitality, in other words hedonism that recharges the batteries. We used to be the “Far East”, and today, thanks to the long-term work of hard-working entrepreneurs and the support provided by Osijek-Baranja County, we are mentally becoming a closer destination that surprises with the offer of every first visitor. “, emphasizes Jurić. The Days of Croatian Tourism served as a great opportunity to test a potential new slogan and visuals of the destination. The extremely positive reactions after the three-day premiere of several events in the Osijek Fortress under the HeadOnEast brand actually convinced the County Tourist Board in the best way that it is well on its way to building a new destination brand. You can buy tickets directly on our portal at connectors. HeadOnEast Croatia or in translation – head to the east of Croatia, discover the hedonism offered by Slavonia and Baranja, a very interesting play on words and meanings that are really connected to Slavonia and Baranja in many ways. For Earlybird registrations, which last until March 20, the ticket price is 750 kuna, or 40% of the total ticket price. Namely, after March 20, the ticket price will be 1250 kuna. Buy tickets at Earlybird price, number of seats limited This year they have a lot of work to do, because they have been approved two EU projects funded through the Interreg Hungary-Croatia Cross-Border Cooperation Program, along with all other activities they have introduced such as providing technical assistance to event organizers through rebranding services or training for wine promoters in Osijek-Baranja County. . After the first Days of Croatian Tourism held in the continental part of the country, in five Slavonian counties, with the approach of tourism workers from all over the country to Slavonia, there was one really valuable product or more precisely a brand platform. HeadOnEast Croatia. The number of places is limited, so hurry up, secure a place at the conference of the year for the B2B tourism sector where you will hear how to position yourself in the tourism market, where Croatian tourism goes, you will learn concrete examples of how to develop a good tourism story, hear examples of good practice. tourist products are created outside Croatia. Instagram: Visit.slavonija.baranja Ivana Jurić, director of the Osijek-Baranja County Tourist Board The team of the Osijek-Baranja County Tourist Board came up with the slogan after a long deliberation on how to differentiate the destination on the foreign market in relation to Slovenia and Slovakia, and at the same time use the strength of the Croatia brand in the tourism market. “At the ITB fair in Berlin, several visitors asked us what Slovenia was doing at the stand of the Croatian Tourist Board. It was a serious alarm after the first laugh. We struggled to say eastern Croatia without it sounding appealing. We were thinking about the option “Slavonia, Eastern Croatia”, but we were looking for a solution that intrigues with the name “, says Ivana Jurić, director of the Osijek-Baranja County Tourist Board, and adds that in preparation for the Days of Croatian Tourism in Slavonia, they should have devised the name of the program in Tvrđa in May. SAVE THE DATE / OneDay Or DayOne, 02.04.2020. , Forum Congress Center, Zagreb
Terry Ryder, director of Hotspotting.com.au.Mr Ryder said there was some major infrastructure spending coming up in Brisbane and southeast Queensland and there would be a major boost presumably from the Commonwealth Games.“The Moreton Bay region up in the north is the one that we like, it’s where we are seeing the greatest rise in sales activity, it’s got affordability, it’s got good infrastructure, good transport links and it is approximate to some fairly major jobs nodes like the airport, seaport and Australia Trade Coast, so it has got a lot of things in its favour, it is probably the Brisbane area that we like the best.’’It was the strongest market in Brisbane, had affordable housing, low vacancies and good rental yields and he said the sales volumes were strong.In the past 12 months more than 400 houses have sold in six of the core suburbs within the region and four of those had median house prices below $380,000.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoOutside of Brisbane Mr Ryder liked the Townsville market for its potential.“You look at the current statistics it looks quite unattractive, vacancies are still quite high and in the past 12 months there has been prices going backwards, but we are always looking to the future and Townsville has got absolutely massive things coming up in its near future.’’“It’s a good time to buy there as long as you can see the future and ignore the current statistics, prices have been going backwards for a couple of years, so it is good buying with some confidence that there is going to be price growth in the next few years.’’ An aerial shot of Pimpama showing the Gold Coast’s northern growth suburb. Picture: skyepicsaerialphotography.On the Gold Coast, Pimpama is his top pick because of the abundance of new land being released for housing development. And in the state’s north, Mr Jovcevski also sees Townsville making a comeback after suffering during the mining downturn. Water skiing at Lake Kurwongbah. Picture: Richard Walker.The median house price for the suburb, about 28km from the CBD was $750,000 with six houses selling for more than that during the period.Terry Ryder of Hotspotting.com.au nominated the far northern Brisbane suburbs as among his ten best buying spots in Australia this year.“Generally speaking Brisbane is expected to be stronger this year, people have been forecasting for a number of years now that Brisbane is going to rise and it hasn’t really responded in a major way as yet,’’ he said.“But many of the stars are falling into alignment for Brisbane and southeast Queensland.“The state economy is improving, last year Queensland created more jobs than any other state or territory, the interstate migration figures are now favouring Queensland again, particularly southeast Queensland, and there is quite a strong factor of people leaving Sydney and heading to places like southeast Queensland and part of the reason for that is the affordability equation.’’ HOTTEST RENT SPOTS REVEALED Pockets of the Brisbane property market are tipped to outperform in 2018.POCKETS of the Brisbane property market are tipped to outperform this year, as southern markets cool and more interstate buyers turn their attention north.While Brisbane as a whole is predicted to continue its slow and steady price growth, analysts have revealed some areas will go above and beyond.The far northern suburbs of Brisbane within the Moreton Bay region are already shaping up for a solid 2018.CoreLogic figures reveal the best performing suburb within the greater Brisbane region in the past quarter was Kurwongbah in the Moreton Bay region, with median house price growth of 21.4 per cent. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Crowds pack into Westfield Chermside shopping centre.Mr Jovcevski is even more optimistic about the outlook for the Sunshine Coast’s property market, predicting house price growth of 7-8 per cent for the region this year.He has earmarked the Noosa hinterland suburb of Tewantin as an investment hotspot for 2018.“It’s benefiting strongly from international tourism, but it’s also where people from Noosa actually live,” Mr Jovcevski said.It also had a tight rental vacancy rate. Townsville has been identified as a hotspot to invest in 2018. Picture: Wesley Monts.Steve Jovcevski, property expert with financial comparison website, Mozo.com.au, also expects stronger price growth for the Brisbane housing market in 2018.Mr Jovcevski said house prices in Brisbane would likely increase by 5 per cent this year. “Brisbane has experienced steady population grown due to the affordable lifestyle it offers,” he said.“Many Australians are migrating to Brisbane from more expensive city centres due to housing affordability and a stable local market. “Apartment markets may struggle compared to houses due to an oversupply in some areas.”In Brisbane, Mr Jovcevski’s favourite spot to buy in 2018 is Chermside, 9km north of the CBD.The suburb has a median house price of $605,500.He described Chermside “a good, steady place to invest” because of the Westfield shopping centre, proximity to hospitals and transport links.
A&P Group has made two headline appointments to deliver its new strategic partnership with Peel Ports Group in Great Yarmouth, announced in June. The partnership aims to make Peel Ports Great Yarmouth a centre of excellence for renewable energy and to bolster the service offering to East of England’s thriving offshore energy sector.Jonathan Mills joins A&P Group from Marineserv UK Ltd as general manager to lead operations at the Port of Great Yarmouth. He will be responsible for delivering A&P’s marine and ship repair services as well as the 24/7 mobile ship repair service, Afloat. Dale Bezant joins as project manager, following time as a freelance project manager and estimator and as the project and operations manager for CLS Offshore.Both Mills and Bezant will be based in A&P’s new on-site office at Peel Ports Great Yarmouth.Jonathan Mills said: “There’s a very distinct opportunity for A&P to leverage its strong history of supporting wave, tidal and offshore wind developments in Great Yarmouth, as well as wider energy projects, and a real appetite for the whole host of ship repair and conversion expertise that A&P offers. I’m confident of a very strong response from the local market.”Richard Goffin, port director for Peel Ports Great Yarmouth said: “We’re excited to be working in collaboration with A&P Group; their sector expertise and specialised skillset will bring numerous opportunities for port customers and Great Yarmouth. We look forward to supporting A&P as part of our ongoing partnership. “A&P Group operates seven dry docks across three strategic locations in the UK, and has a business in Australia that provides ship repair services and support to the Royal Australian Navy. All facilities combine a rich heritage of marine engineering skills and experience, providing ship owners and energy companies with all the precision skills needed to complete the most demanding projects.Two New Headline Recruits for A&P Group & Peel Ports Group’s Great Yarmouth Partnership
NZ Herald 29 December 2015Korean sex workers are heading here to work after a backlash against them in Australia, a Korean expert says.With jobs scarce in South Korea, more women were turning to prostitution, said University of Auckland Korean studies senior lecturer Changzoo Song.Immigration New Zealand confirmed that in the 12 months to November, 13 South Korean people were refused entry at the border after being assessed as being likely to be travelling here to work in the sex industry. This was up from 10 in the same period last year.” … prostitution is considered extremely shameful in Korea,” said Dr Song. “For Korean women who become prostitutes, they preferred to travel overseas to work so as not to lose face or bring shame to their families.”Under the Prostitution Reform Act 2003, only New Zealand citizens and residents can work in the sex industry. Of the 42 foreign nationals on temporary visas found working as sex workers in the last financial year, 18 were from China, 14 from Hong Kong, three from Taiwan and one was from South Korea.But in the past three months, at least six South Korean nationals were found to be working unlawfully in the local sex industry.“Australia used to be a popular choice, but recent campaigns and crackdown may have put them off going there,” added Dr Song.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11566927Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
LocalNews Roseau to become major business city by: – June 23, 2011 8 Views no discussions Hon. Julius Timonthy Urban renewal Minister Julius Timothy says Roseau is well on its way to becoming a major business city with the presence of the Chinese community. He told the presentation ceremony of thirty thousand dollars to the Goodwill primary school by the Chinese business community Wednesday that the Chinese play a significant role in the countries development.“We see that the Chinese have a good cooperate heart. Let us be real, if it wasn’t for the Chinese, the poor people in Dominica wouldn’t have blenders and microwaves…” he said.Timothy says a Chinese company is now in negotiations with government for the setting of a major window factory and a state of the art five star hotel in Dominica.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share Share