Buffalo Bills Hope To Have Fans Return In Person Soon

first_imgShare: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) NFL Stock Image.ORCHARD PARK – Buffalo Bills fans may soon be able to once again attend home games in person.Officials with Erie County Government say they are in talks with New York State and the Buffalo Bills on if and when fans can be brought back.Bills head coach Sean McDermott says after being on the road in Miami, which had fans in the stadium, he noticed how different the experience was during Sunday’s game against the Ram at Bills Stadium.“There’s a marks difference,” said McDermott. “Then I’ve watched some games where there’s been some fans and again even though those numbers are smaller compared to what we’re used to, there is a noticeable difference in the stadium and the environment, the atmosphere.” If fans are welcomed back, seats would be offered to season ticket holders first based on seniority.Fans will also have to arrive at a certain gate and at certain time that way everyone does not enter or exit the stadium all at once.The county is looking to have the stadium at 10 percent capacity, which will be a little more than 7,000 fans.Fans are hoping they’ll be allowed in the stadium at the next home game on October 15, which is a Thursday night primetime game against reigning super bowl Champions the Kansas City Chiefs.last_img read more

New Unemployment Insurance claims increase 109 from last week

first_imgWeek Ending March 28, 2009 There were 1,179 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, an increase of 109 from the week before. Altogether 18,599 new and continuing claims were filed, 92 less than a week ago and 7,754 more than a year earlier. The Department also processed 1,955 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 13 less than a week ago. In addition, there were 1,140 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program which is an increase of 52 from the week before. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/(link is external) Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc(link is external)last_img

Free EXPO registration ends today

first_imgJoin the Vermont Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Vermont Business and Industry EXPO.  The May 20 & 21 trade show presents a line up of seminars, special events and award ceremonies.  Check the schedule of events below and register today for the region’s largest B2B trade show!Wednesday, May 20:8 a.m. KPMG/Northfield Savings Bank Business Breakfast – Kick off EXPO with Vermont REAL and Flashbags10 a.m. EXPO Opening Ceremonies – Governor James Douglas will present the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award12 noon Let’s Do Lunch! Presented by EWA Government Systems, Inc. – A networking luncheon2 p.m. 7 Experts-7 Tips-7 Minutes Seminar – A panel of experts will share their tips on saving time, money and stress5 p.m. EXPO Networking Reception sponsored by Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom – FREE to attendees and exhibitors.  Meet, mingle and celebrateThursday, May 21:9 a.m. TD Banknorth Building Blocks for Business Success Seminar Series – Short on time?  Attend these short seminars and discover new tools to help with website design, PR and saving money.12 noon 25th Anniversary Luncheon: Building Tomorrow’s Economy – Sponsored by Comcast Business Class.  Join Van Jones, appointed by President Obama as the Special Advisor of Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation for the White House Council on Environmental Quality for an EXPO exclusive luncheon.2 p.m. Senator Leahy’s E-Biz Seminar – Industry leaders explain how companies can green up their virtual world.Now in its 25th year, EXPO is the region’s largest business-to-business trade show, hosting 200 exhibitors and attracting over 3,000 business leaders from Vermont, New England and Canada.  In today’s economy, your company cannot afford to hide in the shadows.  Get in front of the business community and use EXPO as your key marketing vehicle for 2009!For a complete event description or to register today, visit www.vtexpo.com(link is external).  Register TODAY May 15, to attend EXPO for FREE!  After May 15, a $10 fee will be charged to attend the trade show.Platinum Sponsors of EXPO:General Trade Show InformationRegistration: Register on line, www.vtexpo.com(link is external), by May 15, and attend the trade show for free. Register after May 15, either on line or at the trade show, for $10 per person.Show Hours: Wednesday, May 20: 10a.m.-5p.m. and Thursday, May 21: 9a.m.-4p.m.Parking & Shuttle: Parking is available in the Sheraton Conference Lot. Signs will point guests to an overflow lot if necessary and shuttle service will be provided by Ethan Allen Coachworks.Comcast Business Class Wheel of Fortune: Visit the second floor of the trade show to spin the wheel and win prizes.Wireless Internet: Free wireless internet access will be available, provided by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.last_img read more

European Commission website for safe travel and tourism in the EU presented – Re-open EU

first_imgPhoto / Source: EU The European Commission has launched a new “Re-open EU” network platform for the safe continuation of travel and tourism in Europe. Real-time information on borders, available means of transport and tourist services in the Member States will be available on the platform.  “Re-open EU”Will contain practical information on travel restrictions, public health and safety measures, such as restricting social contacts or wearing face masks, and other useful information on the tourist offer in the EU and the Member States. This will allow everyone to make responsible and thoughtful decisions about the risks associated with coronavirus while planning vacations and trips during and after this summer. The new platform, which is also adapted for use on mobile phones as an internet application, serves as a main reference point for anyone traveling to the EU because it has centralized updated information. With the help of an interactive map, it will be possible to search for information, news and advice for each of the EU member states. last_img read more

Conservation group lists Soho scheme

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Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas wants Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stripped of penalty duties

first_imgArsenal hero Charlie Nicholas wants Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stripped of penalty duties Advertisement Phil HaighSunday 17 Mar 2019 11:06 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Aubameyang scored from the spot against Manchester United (Picture: Getty Images)Talking of the penalty kick against United, Nicholas said on Sky Sports: ‘It’s not an awful penalty because it hits the back of the netAdvertisementAdvertisement‘You can hit a sweet penalty and the keeper gets a hand to it and it crawls over the line, you don’t care.‘A perfect penalty is that it goes over the line and it’s a goal. That’s all you care about.‘But, as an Arsenal fan, I don’t want him taking the next one.’ Hugo Lloris saved Aubameyang’s penalty in the north London derby (Picture: Getty Images)Former Crystal Palace and Birmingham striker Clinton Morrison added: ‘I wouldn’t have taken a penalty like that.‘I’m not that confident to go up and take a penalty like that. The run ups nowadays and the way they take the penalties, they put it right down the middle.‘I think you should pick your spot, pick your corner, and pout your laces through it.’More: FootballChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerArsenal are not back in action until Monday 1 April when they take on Newcastle in the Premier League.The 2-0 victory over United last Sunday took them into fourth place in the table, just one point behind Spurs in third.MORE: Ernesto Valverde warns Lionel Messi and Barcelona players about facing Manchester United in Champions LeagueMORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer demanded urgency from Manchester United players in team talk during Wolves defeatcenter_img Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been hit and miss from the spot (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas has called for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to be stripped of penalty duties at the club.The 29-year-old is the Gunners’ top scorer this season with 17 Premier League goals and 22 in all competitions, but he has drawn criticism for his technique and strike-rate from the spot.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starAubameyang missed a penalty in the last minute of the north London derby against Tottenham, costing Arsenal two points against their bitter rivals.He showed his mettle by scoring from the spot against Manchester United the following weekend, but Nicholas is still unconvinced by his abilities after missing two of the six pens he has taken for Arsenal.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Lockdown easing expected to reveal ‘surge’ in DC master trust joiners

first_img“But we believe this is just the opening of the floodgates,” said Ambery. “Having seen enquiries about master trusts double over the last few months we are fully expecting a surge of movement into them when the restrictions are finally lifted. Businesses will be making decisions to help their continued success and survival and it would be a sensible move for employers to consider.“Moving to a master trust can help bring down costs as we head towards economic difficulties from the fallout of the pandemic.”He said the anticipated surge could easily last through o the end of 2021.In March Vodafone and Fujitsu announced they had moved their DC plans to the Willis Towers Watson Lifesight master trust.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. Hymans Robertson has said it expects a big rush by employers to move their defined contribution (DC) plans to master trusts as the UK begins to ease lockdown and employees return to work after temporary unemployment.The consultancy’s expectation is based on having seen a doubling in the number of enquiries into making the shift to the multi-employer schemes in the past few months.This comes on top of “a good flow” of schemes making the move during lockdown, according to Michael Ambery, partner and head of DC provider relations at Hymans Robertson.He said analysis by the consultancy showed master trust membership had increased by at least a third during the last three months and commitments to shift assets to master trusts had risen by over £4bn (€4.3bn).last_img read more

Retirement construction boom has residents sitting pretty

first_imgFirst stage under construction, 40 per cent sold. Completion 2021. An artist’s impression of Somerset Indooroopilly.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours ago Five vertical retirement villages are currently under construction across southeast Queensland and Sunshine Coast couple Terry and Heather Eames are waiting to move in to one of them.The projects in Brisbane, Toowoomba, the Gold and Sunshine coasts are being developed by Aura Holdings, and all are on track for their completion dates despite the COVID-19 crisis which has created a challenging environment for the construction industry.RELATED Woollam Constructions chosen for golf retirement project RETIREMENT PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION Final stage under construction. Average of one apartment a week selling. Completion September 2020. The Avenue Maroochydore. LOOKING TO MOVE INTO A RETIREMENT VILLAGE? SEE WHAT’S AVAILABLE The Ninth Middle Ridge, Toowoomba Golf Club, 235 Rowbotham St, Middle Ridge A sixth retirement project, The Atrium Lutwyche in Brisbane’s northern suburbs, was completed earlier this year and has 59 chic apartments with city views.“It was a big decision to move, it came out of the blue,” Mr Eames said of the couple’s decision to buy a ground floor apartment in The Avenue Maroochydore. The Pavilion North Kirra, 3 Lang St Stage one under construction with 85 apartments. Completion September 2021. An artist’s impression of the Ninth Middle Ridge, Toowoomba. Somerset Indooroopilly, 293 Meiers Rd The Avenue Maroochydore.“We are reasonably fit in our 70s, but we’ve had parents that we put into homes and had to run around after and we just didn’t feel that the kids should have to go through that.” The Avenue Maroochydore.The couple will move into a two-bedroom apartment at The Avenue Maroochydore when the final stage four-storey building is completed at the end of the year. The Avenue Maroochydore.“There’s doctors and shopping and restaurants. I don’t like shopping, my wife loves it, so guess what? I’m not going. I was a requirement but now she can walk.“There’s a pub close by but I better not go there too often, and plenty of other things to do, a pool table and reading rooms, you can book a dining room for a party, and when we went over there to inspect the unit, a couple of ladies came out from Stage One to welcome us and we’ve made arrangements to catch up when we move in.”center_img Heather and Terry Eames are waiting patiently for construction to finish on their new retirement village apartment at Maroochydore. Photo: Lachie Millard The Avenue Maroochydore, 32 Baden Powell St Stage three under construction. One of the 10 apartments remain for sale. Completion early 2021. Kingsford Terrace Corinda. Kingsford Terrace Corinda, 260 Cliveden Ave MORE PROPERTY STORIES The developments are part of $200 million worth of construction projects for the four-year-old development company, Aura Holdings, with co-director Tim Russell saying interest had remained high through the pandemic lockdowns. Aura Holdings directors Tim Russell and Mark Taylor. Photo: Mark Cranitch.“Our residents have expressed their great satisfaction and appreciation of the support they received during the health crisis while many were able to live comfortably with their immediate needs met in their own apartments supported by their village managers, other staff and fellow residents,” Mr Russell said.“At our villages, all the maintenance will be taken care of so residents can just enjoy their independent, relaxed lifestyle with support on hand if needed.’’ First stage under construction, 75 per cent sold. Completion 2021. An artist’s impression of The Pavilion North Kirra. Construction of 59 apartments completed this year. Residents are moving in. The Atrium Lutwyche. The Atrium Lutwyche, 15 High Stlast_img read more

Bulldogs Battle Raiders In Middle School Hoops Opener

first_imgThe Batesville Middle School 7th Grade Team lost their season opener to South Ripley on Monday night 50 to 33.The Bulldogs showed great effort throughout the entire game, but in the end it was not enough to overcome a tough Raider team. Batesville had a 5 to 4 lead at the end of the first quarter but South Ripley took control after that, taking a 25 to 18 lead into halftime and extending the deficit in the second half. The Bulldogs also had a tough time hanging on to the ball as they committed 20 total turnovers for the game.Batesville was led in scoring by Calvin Sherwood and RJ Powell who each netted 8 points, followed by Mason Barker hitting two 3 pointers to end up with 6 points. Bristol Davies and Matthew Meyer had 4 points each and Ethan Brewer and Austin Cornn rounded out the scoring for the Bulldogs with 2 points and 1 point respectively. Bristol Davies also had a team high in rebounds with 7.The Bulldogs will be back in action on Tuesday night against the Jac-Cen-Del Eagles at Jac-Cen-Del.Score By Quarter.  South Ripley-1st-4, 2nd-21, 3rd-13, 4th-12.  Total 50Batesville-1st-5, 2nd-13, 3rd-5, 4th-10.  Total 33RJ Powell- 2FG-4, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, 8 points; Calvin Sherwood- 2FG-3 3FG-0 FT-2 for 2, 8 points; Mason Barker- 2FG-0, 3FG-2, FT-0 for 0, 6 points; Bristol Davies- 2FG-2, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, 4 points; Austin Cornn- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-1 for 2, 1 point; Trey Peters- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, 0 points; Pros Moorman- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, 0 points; Ethan Brewer- 2FG-1, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, 0 points; Nathan Villani- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, 0 points; Alex Siefert- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT- 0 for 0, 0 points; Matthew Meyer- 2FG-1, 3FG-0, FT- 2 for 2, 4 points; Damon Grieshop- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, 0 points; and Jaden Peetz- 2FG-0, 3 FG-0, FT-0 for 2, 0 points.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Luke Williams.Batesville 8th Grade 8th grade boys won their season opener vs South Ripley by a nailbiting score of 41 to 39, with SR having a 3pt shot attempt at the buzzer.Batesville held a solid lead throughout the game, but SR’s run in the final 4:00 gave them a chance to pull off the victory. Batesville held on to start their season 1-0.Score by Quarters.  1st: Bville 10, SR 5; 2nd: Bville 21, SR 14; 3rd: Bville 33, SR 18; Final: Bville 41, SR 39.Batesville Individual stats:  Colt Meyer led all scorers with 17 points, shooting 4/5 from inside the arc and 3/5 from 3 pt range. Colt added 2 assists, 3 steals and 4 deflections to the win.  Seth Gausman had a nice game running the offense with 8 assists (2 turnovers), 3 steals, 1 rebound and contributed 5 points shooting 1/1 from three point range and 1/3 inside the arc.  Dempsy Bohman added 8 pts, 3 rebs and 5 blocks.  Clayton Grunkemeyer, 3 pts.  Shane Meer 2 pts.  Drew Kiefer, 2 pts.  Brayden Linkel, 0 pts, 2 rbs, 2 steals, 1 assist, 4 deflections.  John Thompson, 3 pts, 4 rbs.  Bill Lynam, 0 pts, 2 rbs, 1 steal.  Cory Ralston 1 rebound, 1 deflection.  Alex Smith, 0 pts, 1 deflection.  Jake Cruse, 0 pts,1 rebound, 2 steals.Batesville Team Stats:  2 pt FG 10/23, 3pt FG 5/13, FT 6/12, 12 Assists, 17 Rebounds, 19 Turnovers, 5 Blocks, and 17 Deflections.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Bradford.last_img read more

Decatur REMC responds to hurricane relief effort

first_imgGreensburg, In. — The Decatur County REMC is joining several other cooperatives to send 60 line workers into the hurricane Irma region. The crews and equipment will leave Tuesday to deploy in the state of Georgia.The crews will work two week shifts until power is restored.“We take care of needs at home first, but our crews are eager to help those in need,” said Brett Abplanalp, CEO of Decatur County REMC. “They take tremendous pride in representing Decatur County REMC and the state of Indiana, and the co-op family. They represent us well with how hard, professionally and safely they work.”The Indiana electric cooperative mutual aid program is coordinated by Indiana Electric Cooperative’s training and safety department.The Decatur County REMC has more than 6,300 members in Decatur, Ripley, Jennings, Bartholomew, Franklin and Rush Counties with more than 1,000 miles of lines.last_img read more