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) Pexels File Image.ALBANY – As a new legislative session is set to get underway this week in Albany, leaders in the restaurant industry are setting out a list of priorities they want lawmakers to consider.Among the many things the New York State Restaurant Association is advocating for includes a new proposal that would limit wholesalers from charging delivery fees on orders greater than $200.Instead, those businesses would be limited to a set fee of $7.50 for orders less than $200.The Melissa Fleischut, the President and CEO of the New York State Restaurant Association, says it’s one measure that could benefit her industry. “We’ve seen those rates vary quite a bit depending on what we’re dealing with, so they could go up to $30, $40 a delivery and then depending on how many deliveries a week you get, it can add up for a restaurant,” explained Fleischut. “So, right now, I mean, any little thing we can do like that is going to have an impact if we can add enough of them together.”She says the organization is also assessing what has worked well over the past few months.“We’re looking at things like alcohol to-go, having that passed through the legislature, instead of just a 30-day executive order from the Governor; that has to be re-upped,” furthered Fleischut.Fleischut is also looking at making the expedited permitting process for outdoor dining more permanent and talking to the legislature about tax issues.“Maybe we could get some tax rebates, tax credits for the expenses we’ve had for outdoor dining, build outs and additional things like that, if possible,” she said.Additionally, she hopes restaurants will take advantage of the latest round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans from the recent federal stimulus package.“We look at this as a bridge until we can get the next legislative session here in Albany started and then the new Congress and the new administration at the federal level and try to piece it all back together to get restaurants reopen, safely of course, and then on the road to recovery,” she said.New York State’s new legislative session will begin on Wednesday.
January 1, 2021
State Auditor Tom Salmon, CPA, said he has launched a survey of the 62 school supervisory unions in Vermont to determine the full range of shared services among schools that help improve services or instruction and may contain costs.“Many schools are sharing services of one kind or another, from common bus and food service contracts, to computer specialists, language teachers or special education staff,” Salmon said, “but no one has a good handle on what everyone is doing. Our survey will help produce an inventory of possibilities,” he said.“As school boards, administrators, teachers, parents and others build budgets this fall, we can all benefit from more information about what’s working, what’s not, and what is getting in the way of more sharing,” Salmon noted. “There’s a lot of creativity at work in the school community, and the survey’s goal is to identify new concepts and get them to superintendents, principals and school boards around Vermont to consider,” he noted.Salmon said he’s had help from the Vermont Superintendents’ Association and the Vermont Department of Education on the project.“Part of the survey asks administrators to identify obstacles to developing more shared-service agreements that can help students and perhaps reduce costs through economies of scale and the sharing of special expertise.” Salmon said that information might help legislators consider allowing more flexible approaches to school spending.The Auditor said that the results will be posted on his website next month. www.auditor.vermont.gov(link is external)Source: Auditor’s office. 10.22.2009.
December 18, 2020
It’s that time of year when organizations are closing out 2015 and looking toward 2016 with commitment and determination, paving the way for additional growth. More often than not, credit unions are performing annual organizational evaluations and developing annual strategic plans. In the past, bi-annual strategic plans were enough, but in today’s competitive and ever-changing marketplace, it’s more important than ever to have a solid strategic direction year over year, or at the very least, to monitor results and adjust your goals annually. Before you embark on the strategic planning process, consider completing the exercises below (Hint: this is a good exercise for your management team):1. Determine the value of having a strategic plan. Strategy means different things to different organizations.Exercise:Why does your company value having a strategic plan in place? (Is it to communicate your message? Establish priorities? Is it so your staff has a unified vision? To simplify decision-making?) Find your reason. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
October 6, 2020
3/51 Hassall St, CorindaWith entry via intercom and a courtyard, the lower floor has a tandem garage and study. The main living hub on the middle level encompasses open-plan lounge and dining areas with floor-to-ceiling glass doors to two separate balconies. In the heart of the floorplan, the kitchen features 60mm Calacutta Oro quartz benchtops. Three bedrooms sit on the upper floor, two which have built-in wardrobes and are serviced by a central bathroom, while the main bedroom offers a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and private balcony. Inspections are by appointment with Mr Eaton. 3/51 Hassall St, CorindaTHREE triple-storey three-bedroom Brisbane townhouses have been given a $30,000 price cut as developers look to clear remaining stock.The three townhouses at 51 Hassall St, Corinda, 20 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, were now priced at $597,000 and all three each have 136sq m of internal space and 25sq m of external.Agent Gary Eaton of Place – Graceville was marketing them as homes that needed nothing further done to them to live in comfort.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoBuilt by local builders Innovare, each contemporary tri-level townhouse was light-filled and finished to high specifications.
October 6, 2020
NewDirection Care at Bellmere features 17 houses, a cinema, corner shop, a cafe, beauty salon, a GP, a dentist and a wellness centre.There are no drab walls, strict timetables nor bland canteen-style food.Instead, there are 17 houses, a cinema, corner shop, a cafe, beauty salon, a GP, a dentist and a wellness centre.Welcome to NewDirection Care’s Bellmere “microtown” – a $35 million community designed to meet the needs of up to 120 aged care residents.“Our residential care community in Bellmere is pioneering, and shattering the mindset of a traditional aged care facility,” NewDirection founder and CEO Natasha Chadwick said. NewDirection Care founder Natasha Chadwick says the aged care model needs to change“My aim, and that of NewDirection Care, is to change the way we care for our elderly and those living with dementia, not just in Australia but worldwide.” The aged care provider claims its model is a world first, with Bellmere its first full-scale community. Previously, NewDirection Care trialled the model in Tasmania, building two houses in 2014. “Having worked in the aged care industry for two decades I realised that incremental improvements are no longer enough,” Ms Chadwick said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago“We need to radically rethink how we look after the elderly and those living with dementia. The current traditional aged care model is no longer relevant in the world we live in today.” Meals and meal times are set by the residents, not the staff That figure represents a 31 per cent increase over the past decade. And with Australia’s population living longer, the need for more retirement living and aged care spaces is predicted to rise significantly. Australia’s retirement sector has already seen huge change, with a move towards over 50s resort and lifestyle communities. Aged care providers are also being forced to rethink their model to meet changing demands of clients and their families.“In a traditional setting, people are all under one roof. Residents are woken at a certain time and required to go to a communal dining room or large lounge room,” Ms Chadwick said.“Here, people live much more like they do in their own homes. The residents of each house develop the menus, based on individual preferences and needs, and are involved in cooking if they are able. Meal times are set by themselves. They decide when they get up and go to bed.”Up to seven residents can reside in each house, which includes seven large rooms with ensuites, an open-plan kitchen with modern appliances, laundry, family dining room and cosy sitting rooms. The Block judge Shaynna Blaze was responsible for the interior design of each house.At least one house companion – a staff member who doesn’t wear a uniform – is assigned to each house, and helps the residents with cleaning, cooking, personal care and medication. House companions are supported by a 24/7 team of registered nurses, dementia support professionals, a physiotherapist and allied health services. Technology enables monitoring of residents for their safety. Up to seven residents live in each one of 17 houses with a house companionAlmost a quarter of a million people were using residential care, home care or transitional care services in Australia on June 30, 2016, according to data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
September 28, 2020
The CEOs of Italian shipbuilding major Fincantieri and its compatriot oil and gas company Eni, Giuseppe Bono and Claudio Descalzi, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on research & development in the field of energy systems, with particular focus on the natural gas transport chain.The duo said that the agreement provides framework to study projects for sustainable development and support of the use of gas in transport.Under the umbrella of the MoU, the two companies could form partnerships ranging from the liquefied natural gas (LNG) chain, natural gas transport chain, exploitation of gas resources, to floating platform projects for offshore production and the evaluation of energy projects with a low environmental impact.“Within the agreement signed today, Fincantieri will be able to leverage on its expertise and technologies in order to collaborate with Eni both in Italy and abroad,” the shipbuilder said.The MoU with Eni comes two weeks after the shipbuilder inked a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of 66.66% of the share capital of STX France from its current shareholder, STX Europe AS.The deal is priced at EUR 79.5 million (USD 88.5 million), to be paid through available financial resources, Fincantieri said.For the first quarter of this year the shipbuilder reported a EUR 1.104 billion in revenue and income against EUR 1.048 billion (approximately USD 1.19 billion) a year earlier, up 5.3% compared to the same period of 2016.The shipbuilder’s total backlog came at EUR 26.6 billion, covering approximately 6 years of work if compared to 2016 revenues.Since the start of the year, Fincantieri secured contracts for a total of 19 cruise ships, including options.Trieste-headquartered shipbuilding group specializes in cruise ship design and construction, in addition to building ferries and mega-yachts, but also provides services to other high-tech shipbuilding industry’s sectors, including naval and offshore.
September 26, 2020
Sharing is caring! Charles-PryceWhen Dr Pamela Charles-Pryce and her family boarded the Delta Airlines flight for a Jamaican vacation last Friday, little did she know she would be saving the life of a fellow traveller … for the fourth time.That was also the most interesting and serious encounter for Charles-Pryce in her 13-year medical career. Just about 40 minutes before landing at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, there was a request for a doctor. “I put my hand up and was taken to a young man in his late teens who appeared to be semi-conscious. His twin brother who was seated beside him, had been trying unsuccessfully to talk to him and subsequently asked the flight attendant for help,” Charles-Pryce told The Gleaner yesterday.After a quick assessment, including checks to see whether the teen was on medication, the doctor learnt that his parents were also on board but not close enough to see his distress. She asked that he be moved to the back of the plane and put to lie down on the floor. His father did as she asked and Charles-Pryce issued a call for any nurses who were on board. There were five. “I realised that my ‘patient’ had bumped his head upon entering the plane and had just gone to his seat. But he seemed to have had a seizure and was ice-cold when I checked his pulse. I requested, and was impressed that the Delta crew had an IV on board, but they wanted me to wait for permission from their United States authorities before treating him,” Charles-Pryce said. She told them there was no time to wait, so she sought and received the father’s consent to treat him. Nurses were excellentShe said the nurses were excellent, helping her to hook up the IV, giving the young man oxygen and helping her stabilise him. He revived almost as soon as the IV was in place. She had also called ahead to the Cornwall Regional Hospital and an ambulance was waiting for him when they landed. Charles-Pryce has since checked with the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital to see whether a report was made (if there was bleeding on the brain, they would be notified). However, there was apparently none done.“Once you are on a plane and you put up your hand to help someone who is sick, it becomes your responsibility,” she said in response to queries about how she felt after the event. A family practitioner, Charles-Pryce received her medical training at the University of the West Indies and completed her residency in Brooklyn, New York. Now medical director for Concentra Urgent Care Facility in Atlanta, Georgia, she still sees patients but enjoys learning the administrative side.Déjà vu The first time Dr Pamela Charles-Pryce, daughter of Parliamentarian Pearnel Charles, had contact with an unwell passenger was on a flight destined for Orlando, Florida, out of Kingston. “I saw a passenger in a wheelchair, and with an oxygen mask looking rather ill. She was travelling with her helper who had no knowledge of the severity of the illness and upon quick assessment, I realised the woman could die during the flight. I took the decision not to allow her to board the flight and I later found out that she died the next day,” Charles-Pryce said.The second time she was again heading overseas from Norman Manley International Airport and a teenage girl who boarded ahead of her, suddenly fainted. “I resuscitated her and requested an ambulance to take her to the hospital. It caused a delay but since we had not left the island, it was not so bad.”Charles-Pryce’s third airborne medical emergency involved a Chinese national who spoke no English. That time the plane was only 20 minutes from touching down when the passenger passed out.“He was already sitting in the back of the plane so I had him placed on the floor. But when I discovered the language barrier, I checked his hand luggage but all his prescription medication was in Chinese so, since he did not appear to be gravely ill, I treated his symptoms and he soon revived,” she said. Barbara EllingtonJamaica Gleaner 23 Views no discussions Share Share HealthNewsRegional Jamaican doc makes midflight rescue by: – June 5, 2012 Share Tweet
September 24, 2020
The Batesville Lady Bulldogs win 17-16 against Connersville in a Girls Softball slugfest.Batesville vs. Connersville Softball (5-19)The Lady Bulldogs return to action Tuesday (5-20) hosting The Rushville Lady Lions with the 5:30 1st Pitch.Submitted by Batesville Coaches Mike Ploeger and Jody Thomas with Max Preps.
September 24, 2020
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September 22, 2020
RelatedPosts Gunners, Reds battle for Community Shield glory Ljungbjerg resigns as Arsenal’s coach Arsenal sign Brazil winger Willian on three-year contract Arsenal started life after Unai Emery with a 2-2 draw at Norwich which saw their winless run extend to eight games in all competitions. Interim boss Freddie Ljungberg insisted he would try and put smiles on the faces of fans again, but could have left Carrow Road with a defeat had the Canaries not wasted several opportunities in the second half. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s double three days after Emery’s departure did little to lift the mood with this encounter, highlighting the problems facing the club’s former midfielder in their battle for a top-four finish. Norwich manager Daniel Farke would have been proud of his side, but left with mixed emotions following an entertaining contest with VAR heavily involved. Seemingly buoyed by the change, the Gunners dominated the opening exchanges at Carrow Road and should have scored in the 10th minute, but Onel Hernandez denied Shkodran Mustafi a goal on his first Premier League appearance of the season with a clearance off the line. Joe Willock, Lacazette and Calum Chambers had already wasted opportunities by this point and it felt like a matter of time before Arsenal turned their superiority into reward, but it was the hosts who struck against the run of play. Hernandez won possession from Willock and found Kenny McLean, who waited for Teemu Pukki to make a run and the Finland striker duly delivered before his shot from 18 yards deflected in off Mustafi with 21 on the clock. Like under Ljungberg’s predecessor, it was poor defending with Pukki allowed too much time to end his run of eight games without a goal for the Canaries. It did not take long for Arsenal to be handed the opportunity to equalise and at the second attempt Aubameyang did so in the 29th minute. Christoph Zimmermann handled Ozil’s cross and although Tim Krul saved the first penalty kick, the encroachment of several players saw it retaken and after scoring the last of Emery’s era, the Gunners captain netted the first of Ljungberg’s. VAR once again was the centre of attention and despite the Carrow Road faithful making their feelings known, Farke’s team responded positively to conceding. The impressive McLean could have received a red card for a high lunging tackle on Matteo Guendouzi on the stroke of half time, but referee Paul Tierney only showed a yellow and it was Norwich who made the most of the time added on. In the second minute of stoppage time, McLean showed great composure to pick out Hernandez – who was again allowed to run at Arsenal’s defence – and he found academy graduate Cantwell, who slotted into the corner for his fourth goal of the term. Ljungberg’s first half-time team talk saw the Gunners come out with renewed purpose and they levelled after 57 minutes when Aubameyang curled home, following Ozil’s corner, for his 10th league strike this season. The former midfielder would have expected his players to kick on now, but like in the opening 45 they retreated after levelling and Norwich squandered three huge chances in the space of four minutes. Firstly McLean raced through, but saw Bernd Leno produced a wonderful save to deny him and then Cantwell fired wide from inside the area before Pukki got in again and yet Arsenal’s number one stood tall to thwart him. Second-from-bottom Norwich continued to ask questions and Max Aarons had two late efforts saved as Ljungberg ended his first match in charge watching his side clinging on for a point, which leaves them seven off Chelsea in fourth.Tags: Arsenal FCFreddie LjungbergUnai Emery