Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image by Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.UPDATED: Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 5:20 p.m.ALBANY – An official close to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is clarifying the changes made to his New York State on PAUSE order.Secretary to the Governor Melissa Derosa says the order was not extended to June, but rather the “underlying legal authority” was prolonged.“Yesterday’s Executive Order extended the underlying legal authority for the emergency order, but did not change the text of any of the directives in NY ON PAUSE and so the expiration date of May 15 still stands until further notice,” explained Derosa in a statement to the media. “At that time, new guidance will be issued for regions based on the metrics outlined by Governor Cuomo earlier this week.”The executive order extension, which was posted on the state’s website, stated in part the following: “I, Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New York, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 29-a of Article 2-B of the Executive Law, do hereby continue the suspensions and modifications of law, and any directives, not superseded by a subsequent directive, made by Executive Order 202 and each successor Executive Order up to and including Executive Order 202.14, for thirty days until June 6, 2020…”Derosa says New York’s PAUSE order, however, remains in effect until May 15. We previously reported the Governor extended the order until June 6 due to misinformation from the governor’s office. Viewers can read the full executive order posted here.“New York State on PAUSE,” requires the closure of non-essential businesses in the state amid the COVID-19 outbreak.Regions that meet the state’s reopening guidelines will be permitted to start easing back social distancing measures and begin reopening on May 15.However, as of Saturday, none of the 10 New York State regions have yet reach the governor’s benchmarks, an official said.The benchmarks call for the following:Regions must have at least 14 days of decline in total net hospitalizations and deaths on a 3-day rolling average.Every region must have the health care capacity to handle a potential surge in cases, with at least 30 percent total hospital and ICU beds available.Each region must be able to conduct 30 diagnostic tests for every 1,000 residents per month.Regions must have 30 contact tracers available for every 100,000 residents.The Governor says areas that seek to reopen after May 15 are required to provide a detailed plan that includes how rates of infection will be monitored, if health care capacity is enough to deal with an infection increase, and if infrastructure is in place to do testing and tracing.Regions also must have a plan in place for how people will return to work, including what measures businesses will have to ensure social distancing along with mask wearing.Once a plan is approved by the state, regions would see businesses reopened in four phases.First with construction and manufacturing, followed by professional services, retail and real estate, then restaurants, food services and accommodation.The final phase involves arts, entertainment and recreation businesses.
On May 20 and 21, business leaders from across Vermont, New England and Canada will converge on Northern New England s largest business-to-business trade show, the Vermont Business & Industry EXPO. The 25th annual exposition of business resources and networking opportunities will take place at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Burlington. The featured guest will be Van Jones, White House Council on Environmental Quality who will be the keynote speaker during lunch on Thursday May 21. The lunch is sponsored by Comcast Business Class.The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the keynote speaker for EXPO s 25th Anniversary Luncheon. Van Jones, recently appointed by President Obama as the Special Advisor of Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, will keynote EXPO s exclusive luncheon. Jones will speak about how building a green economy now can help Vermont businesses and workforce withstand any economic downturn. The lunch will take place on Thursday, May 21, at noon at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center.”We are proud to partner with the Vermont Business and Industry EXPO to serve as a sponsor of the 25th Anniversary Luncheon,” said Jeff Freyer, Vice President of Comcast Business Services for the Western New England Region, which includes Vermont. “We are also excited to take part in the state’s premier business networking event and to showcase our Business Class suite of products.”The EXPO Trade Show will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 21. The show features nearly 200 exhibitors and 3,000 business professionals, making this Vermont s premier networking event.A full schedule of events and more information about speakers, seminars and awards is available online at www.vtexpo.com(link is external).The Vermont Business and Industry EXPO is organized by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The EXPO Platinum Sponsors include FairPoint Communications, IBM and Vermont Business Magazine.
Casella Waste Systems Inc,Casella Waste Systems, Inc., (NASDAQ: CWST) announced today that it extended the expiration date of its offer to exchange up to $200,000,000 of new 7.75% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2019 (the “new notes”) that have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 for an equal amount of outstanding unregistered 7.75% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2019 (the “old notes”). As a result of the extension, the exchange offer is now scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on October 3, 2011, unless further extended.The exchange offer was originally set to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on September 29, 2011. As of this date, tenders of approximately $196,965,000 aggregate principal amount, or 98.5%, of the old notes have been received pursuant to the exchange offer. Except for the extension of the expiration date, all of the other terms of the exchange offer remain as set forth in the exchange offer prospectus, dated August 30, 2011.This press release is not an offer to exchange the new notes for the old notes or the solicitation of an offer to exchange, which we are making only through the exchange offer prospectus.Copies of the exchange offer prospectus and related documents may be obtained from U.S. Bank National Association, exchange agent for the exchange offer, at the following address:U.S. Bank National AssociationAttn: Lori Buckles60 Livingston AvenueMail Station-EP-MN-WS2NSt. Paul, MN 55107-2292Phone: (651) 495-3520Fax: (651) 495-8158FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTSSome of the statements in this press release are “forward-looking” and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These “forward-looking” statements include statements relating to, among other things, the exchange offer. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause results to differ materially from the statements set forth in this press release, many of which are beyond the Company’s control and which are described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this release. RUTLAND, VT–(Marketwire – September 29, 2011) –
May 15, 2004 Letters Letters Diversity So, the entire Florida Bar is off on the road to diversity. Reminds me of the Bob Hope and Bing Crosby movies of comedic knights — errant on their way to some exotic location, except, of course, that Bob and Bing were a lot funnier than The Florida Bar, and had a better idea of where they were going.The Florida Bar leadership has been in lock-step, tooting its diversity horns and banging its diversity drums for the last 20 years, and the parade has gone nowhere. So, that having failed, they have resolved to try more of the same without even remotely considering whether the underlying premise of their errant efforts is sound. Their underlying premise is that somewhere “out there” there is a vast, untapped pool of “incredibly talented” minorities who are all just dying to become lawyers, except that racism, sexism, homophobia, or some other sort of politically incorrect barrier is thwarting their upward ascendancy to the land of esquiredom and billable hours. The removal of those barriers will open the floodgates to a true egalitarian society where what you do is a lot less important than how you appear to the person viewing you; if you look like each other, justice has been achieved.Would any sane person agitate for a society whose members had to be divided up into racial and gender groupings, and then equally distributed among every trade and profession according to the ratio between any such group and the general population? “I’m sorry little boy/girl, you can’t be an astronaut, we need 3.25 percent more left-handed, Latino lathe-operators to make our society just. Get along to shop class, now.” Sound just a little Orwellian?The simple fact is that there is no such vast pool of legal talent “out there,” anymore than there is a vast pool of potential physicists, chemists, engineers, physicians, accountants, architects, or any other professionals, “out there.” Why does The Florida Bar think differently about the availability of legal talent? Because, it will tell you, lawyers and the law are different. Lawyers and the law are the natural born leaders of society and all its institutions. Only we make a difference, only we can change this pathetic society into something grander, and only we have the vision and judgment to discern grandeur. A cursory glance at the next billboard bearing lawyer advertising should dispel that poppycock.You politically correct “leaders” have it backward. Diversity does not need to be achieved; it is already here and has been since the Twelve Tribes split up. It is not by achieving but by overcoming diversity that progress toward a “juster” society is made. When diverse peoples who recognize the legitimacy of different cultures and values nonetheless come together to achieve a common goal, understanding is reached, respect is earned, and progress is made. When we, by our deeds, return the legal profession to a position of respectability in our society, more kids of every race, creed, and culture may, just may, want to become lawyers. There’s your talent pool. Michael H. Davidson TallahasseeThe Florida Bar Board of Governors apparently doesn’t understand the loss of credibility to reputation by its unimaginative methods for involving women and blacks in this law group. Witness the reported selection process for identifying finalists for a public member seat being vacated by a black woman. Three white males, including a man of Hispanic origin, were deemed to be the best qualified for the position. But what were the qualifications?The Bar News described the three as follows: one approaching my near retirement age is an executive in a title company and bank. Another has extensive government and business experience in Canada, and the third is a native of Cuba who owns a court reporting service and serves on a local grievance committee. Those certainly are formidable qualifications, but for what exactly?I wonder which of them is qualified to address the issue of representation of children so near and dear to the heart of the current Bar president? Which of these white men can address issues of racism and gender bias which arise on occasion or even more often in local courts throughout the state? Which has any experience in hiring and retention of blacks who make up a meager 2 percent of the Bar’s membership? The comparable population in the state exceeds 12 percent.As for the self-congratulatory but failed efforts of board members to “recruit minorities and women into Bar leadership positions on committees and commissions,” the historically and predominantly white males on the board seem unwilling to consider that a hard time is had by all because its own professional makeup reflects adversely on the effort. Simply put, more qualified minorities and women might be attracted if there were more qualified minorities and women on the board to attract them. The new qualified public member does not meet that qualification.But we know Floridians can do the right thing, if pushed to do so. A recent cover of Florida Trend magazine reflects a success story in the Florida Blue Key leadership, an organization in which white males reigned exclusive and supreme years after women and blacks were accepted into the University of Florida, the base of its operations. In the ’70s and ’80s, years after others were doing so, FBK gave grudging if token admission to women and minorities. But it took a major scandal in Gainesville to wake up the university. This year the FBK leadership is all female. Can minorities be far behind?In my younger days. I actually wasted five years of time and money to persuade Florida Bar members who sit as judges that I should not be made to associate with its ilk, in light of historic intolerance to discrete minorities. Older if not wiser 15 years later, I still stand apart from the board’s members who wonder why their Southern charm doesn’t attract, say, people who are not like them. But I smile when I think how little the board has changed despite evidence of increasing diversity elsewhere in Florida.So keep going. Waste your time and money. I no longer care. After all, since the 2000 presidential election, some of us have many more important things on our minds. Gabe Kaimowitz Gainesville May 15, 2004 Letters
by: Michael MuckianWisconsin credit unions and their league Wednesday will oppose a bill that would lump the state’s financial regulator in with the agency the licenses cosmetologists and other unrelated professions.Two Wisconsin state legislators are proposing a bill that would combine the Office of Credit Unions and Department of Financial Institutions, which regulates banks, with Department of Safety and Professional Services. The DSPS has oversight for the cemetery board, family therapists, hydrogeologists, bodywork therapists, perfusionists, home inspection, mixed martial arts and cosmetology. Representatives from credit unions, the Wisconsin Credit Union League and the Cooperative Network, a cooperative lobbying group, will speak out against the proposal. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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A recent survey has found that Indonesians are the most optimistic of their regional peers about the speed of economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.The survey, which was conducted by market research firm Ipsos between Sept. 18 to 22 and involved 500 people from six countries in the region, found that 75 percent of Indonesian respondents believed the economy would improve in the next six months.The optimism rate in Indonesia was the highest in the study. In Vietnam, 54 percent answered the same way, followed by 50 percent from the Philippines and 28 percent from Singapore. The survey showed, Soeprapto noted, that the reinstatement of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in Jakarta on Sept. 14 had little effect on optimism.Some 74 percent of respondents from Indonesia said they were suffering a decline in income during the pandemic. The figure fell from 84 percent in the previous survey in May, when Indonesia was enforcing strict restrictions. The second survey also found that 60 percent of Indonesian respondents wanted the government to concentrate on handling and preventing the spread of COVID-19 for the next six months. Another 16 percent believed the government should focus on providing economic stimulus and social aid, while 13 percent demanded focus on the protection of jobs and the remaining 11 percent asked for authorities to maintain the price stability of goods.Indonesia’s economy was in “bad shape”, according to 57 percent of local respondents. Another 17 percent said the country was in a “really bad” economic situation.Despite some sectors seeing improvements, such as rising exports of agricultural and manufactured goods in September, many economists warn that Indonesia will enter its first recession since the 1998 Asian financial crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics : “We hope that the optimism can be a reference and give momentum to the central and regional governments to maintain economic recovery in the fourth quarter of 2020 with the various economic stimuli that are being implemented or planned as an effort by the government,” Soepreapto Tan, managing director of Ipsos in Indonesia, said in the survey report published on Friday.
There is a rumpus room and kitchenette downstairs.Mr Goffey said the best part of the home was the inside-outside living created by the bi-fold opening the living area to the deck.“Familywise, I like the different living areas upstairs and downstairs so kids have their own space,” he said.“There’s also good space for a boat with tools close by — it will be hard to get the same set up.”The property is being marketed by David Lazarus from Belle Property Manly and will go to auction on April 8 at 2pm. Timber floorboards feature in the kitchen.The home now has two bedrooms, a bathroom and an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area upstairs, along with the new deck and balcony.Downstairs, the laundry sits between two bedrooms and off the big rumpus room and kitchenette.Outside, there are two carports and a covered entertaining area.Mrs Goffey said the character of the original home remained in the decorative timber and fittings.“The house is positioned facing the water and … we get breezes straight from Moreton Bay,” she said. The living area opens to the deck.The couple have since finished off the house, creating a home for their children, Audry and Henry.“We built in downstairs and put in two bedrooms, a second kitchen, a laundry and a bathroom,” Mrs Goffey said.“We also built a 10m deck alongside the house and we took out a wall and put in bi-fold doors.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“We added a small balcony at the front, put in a driveway and a concreted undercover area at the side.” The home at 73 Louis St, Wynnum is going under the hammer. THIS two-storey house in Wynnum has been transformed from a humble cottage into a lovely family home.Kristie and Lauchland Goffey bought the house at 73 Louis St in April 2009.“It was basically a half-finished project,” Mrs Goffey said.“It had been raised and the external walls had been completed downstairs but nothing else had been done.”
103 Amalfi Drive, Isle Of Capri. 103 Amalfi Drive, Isle Of Capri. 103 Amalfi Drive, Isle Of Capri.The property was on the market for about four months under another agency before Mr Wardale took over.It last sold in October 2014 for $1,811,500.Despite a slower market across the Coast over winter, Mr Wardale said properties on the Isle of Capri remained in high demand.“I think the Isle of Capri is one of the hottest suburbs at the moment,” he said.“I definitely think it’s only improving.” 103 Amalfi Drive, Isle Of Capri.THE ink is dry on the multimillion-dollar sale of a waterfront home on one of the Gold Coast’s most sought after streets.The $2.15 million sale of the sprawling property on the Isle of Capri’s Amalfi Drive was cemented late last week following a 60-day settlement period.Marketing agent Eddie Wardale, of Kollosche Prestige Agents, said an expat Australian family living in Vietnam bought the five-bedroom, four-bathroom house. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago103 Amalfi Drive, Isle Of Capri.The family, initially from interstate, planned to move to the Gold Coast for their children’s schooling.“They looked at homes around Benowa Waters primarily and decided they wanted to be on the Isle of Capri because of the lifestyle and … shops nearby,” he said.The contemporary home sits on a 789sq m block and has 20m of water frontage and skyline views.A media room, pool, pontoon and master bedroom ensuite with sunken spa are among its standout features.Mr Wardale said the family planned to renovate the home then move into it in about two to three years.
BBC News 23 August 2017India’s top court has ruled the practice of instant divorce in Islam unconstitutional, marking a major victory for women’s rights activists.In a 3-2 majority verdict, the court called the practice “un-Islamic”.India is one of a handful of countries where a Muslim man can divorce his wife in minutes by saying the word talaq (divorce) three times.The landmark court decision came in response to petitions challenging the so-called “triple talaq” custom.The cases were filed by five Muslim women who had been divorced in this way and two rights groups.Women’s rights campaigners have hailed the court’s decision as a historic win.READ MORE: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-41008802