The new Spruce Camp Base Lodge will include restaurants, abar & lounge, indoor & outdoor fireplaces, rental & repair shops,retail, tickets, and year-round conference & event space. The beautifullydesigned building is located adjacent to the new ‘Over Easy’gondola, providing convenient access to the slopes of both Spruce and Mount Mansfield. The opening date for the new Base Lodgeis next ski season, 2008/2009. About Spruce Peakat StoweSpruce Peakat Stowe, which is being developed by AIG Global Real Estate, is a newslope-side community that is well underway at the base of SprucePeak and Mt.Mansfield in Stowe, Vermont. The intimate alpine neighborhood will boast enviable homes for purchase, aworld-class spa and wellness center, an 18-hole golf course, performing artscenter, dining and retail esplanade, swimming pool, ice skating rink and a newluxury hotel, Stowe Mountain Lodge, which will be the centerpiece of thecommunity. Tim Engelberth, project manager for Engelberth Constructionstated “The truss erection could not have been achieved without thedetermination and dedication of our crews and subcontractors who met our weeklymilestones. During January and early February, tasks such as shovelingsnow off the ground and metal decks, moving blankets to protect footing pours,and building tents and enclosures for wall and slab pours, all were criticalactivities that insured that the structure was ready to accept thetrusses.” Of the more than 2,000 acres of landat Spruce Peak at Stowe, only 35 will be used for development, demonstrating agenuine commitment to environmental stewardship while creating year-roundrecreational opportunities for residents and visitors to Stowe. www.sprucepeak.com(link is external) Engelberth Achieves Truss Setting Milestoneat Spruce Camp Stowe, Vermont: Engelberth Construction, Inc. of Colchester marked a major milestone at the endof February on the new Spruce Camp Base Lodge at Spruce Peak. Over the course of the winter, the future base lodge that will serve as StoweMountain Resort’s primary source for skier services rose out from underneaththe heavy snows as crews began erecting the main timber trusses of the 80-footclear span octagon timber frame. About Engelberth ConstructionEngelberth Construction, Inc., is a ConstructionManager/General Contractor with full-service offices in Colchester,Vermont, and Keene, New Hampshire. Engelberth employs over 230 people on projects throughout Vermont,New Hampshire and Massachusetts. ### Crews began setting the Douglas-fir heavy timber rooftrusses on February 21. While the temperature was a cold four degrees,the skies were blue with minimal wind, allowing for crews to work safely andefficiently. Two cranes were utilized during the setting of the trusses,as well as a combination of four scissor/boom lifts. The operationinvolved approximately 22+ people throughout the day. Karen RouseMarketing CoordinatorEngelberth Construction, Inc.463 Mountain View DriveColchester, VT 05446Direct: 802.846.2328Direct Fax: 802.419.1728www.engelberth.com(link is external)
Bar Technology Task Force creates five subcommittees Bar Technology Task Forcecreates five subcommittees October 1, 2001 Regular News The Florida Bar’s new Technology Task Force has held its first meeting and created five subcommittees to study various issues. The task force met August 22, the day before the Board of Governors’ Naples meeting to organize and discuss how to meet its charge of helping lawyers and the court system make the most out of technological changes. Chair David Welch told the board there are many ongoing technology efforts in the courts, clerks’ offices, and related agencies. For example, there is a need for a uniform electronic filing system for state courts, but many clerks have developed their own systems. “There is a genuine concern on compatibility and usability,” Welch said. “The lawyers need to be able to use the system throughout the state on a uniform basis.” The five subcommittees are: • The E-Filing Subcommittee will look at issues of uniformity for statewide court-related electronic filing. The panel will review the Supreme Court’s e-filing rules of uniformity and provide advice to users on the most efficient systems that meet those rules. • The Application Software Provider Subcommittee will study the practical and ethical considerations when law firms contract with ASPs, which provide offsite computers that lawyers can tap into to run programs and store data, including confidential client information. • The Bar Website Design Subcommittee will study improvements to the Bar’s website, including the transition from being mostly a repository of information to an interactive site that provides products and services. One discussed change would allow Bar members to log on to the Bar’s website and get a customized website with specific information and resources they had requested. (For example, a lawyer could log on to his or her “portal” and get the latest legal news and information on upcoming CLE courses in specific areas.) • The E-Commerce Subcommittee will study issues relating to digital signatures, a key component both for online commerce and issues relating to the practice of law. • The Chief Technology Officer Subcommittee will look into the recommendation of the Long Range Planning Committee that the Bar consider appointing a chief technology officer.
President Barack Obama, who refused to put the Affordable Care Act, his top legislative achievement, on the negotiating table, said there “were no winners” when lawmakers agreed to end the stalemate.“These last few weeks have inflicted completely unnecessary damage on our economy,” Obama said, thanking federal employees and welcoming them back to work. “We come from different parties, but we are Americans first.”A continued shutdown would’ve had other consequences on LI: Calverton National Cemetery and Brookhaven National Laboratory warned that they would eventually have to furlough their employees.“If the shutdown lasted much long than it did, impacts to our programs and to our employees would have been unavoidable,” BNL said in a statement Thursday.Under the new deal, the government will be funded through Jan. 15, which means another showdown between this dysfunctional Congress could be on the horizon.-With Timothy Bolger Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Plum Island Animal Disease Center. (Timothy Bolger/Long Island Press)Federal employees across Long Island furloughed during the 16-day government shutdown were told to suit up for work Thursday morning after Congress finally agreed to re-open the government, ending a 16-day shutdown that dangerously put the United States on the brink of default.The deal, struck by U.S. Senate leaders after Republican leaders in the House of Representatives were forced to give up on their quest to defund Affordable Care Act as part of a deal to end the shutdown, meant that LI’s two national parks—Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and Fire Island National Seashore—would be open to visitors, though in the case of Sagamore Hill, only its grounds as renovations continue on Theodore Roosevelt’s Oyster Bay home.“We are open!” Sagamore Hill wrote on its Facebook page.The end to the 18th government shutdown in four decades allowed staffers at Plum Island Animal Disease Center to head back to work Thursday, as well as employees at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Great Neck.Students at the academy, forced to use their spring and fall vacations so they wouldn’t miss more than two weeks of classes, will return to the academy Monday, said Ted Dogonniuck, a U.S. Merchant Marine Academy spokesperson.Despite the significance of government re-opening, nobody appeared to be in a congratulatory mood.“Tonight, I supported a bipartisan agreement to reopen the government and prevent the U.S from defaulting on its obligations,” Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) wrote his Facebook page. “It is unfortunate that it took 16 days to put an end to this reckless shutdown, however I am hopeful that going forward my colleagues will agree that we must always work together in a bipartisan way to ensure that this kind of stalemate never happens again.”Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), who bucked his party during the shutdown and was an outspoken critic of many Tea Party members in the Republican Party, continued his attack on Twitter Wednesday.The agreement to reopen the government is a victory for America and a defeat for @SenTedCruz.— Rep. Pete King (@RepPeteKing) October 16, 2013
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Lucinda WilliamsThe quintessential singer/songwriter has an edgy voice that sounds like a soft snarl filtered through a rusty screen door of a ramshackle Delta farmhouse on a hot summer night. Her material rides the border between alt-country and hard rock, but always reverberates with raw emotion and a hint of something deeper going on. Her career has been quixotic over the years, but she’s finally getting the acclaim she deserves. “Passionate Kisses” anyone? With special guest Kenneth Brian Band. The Space. 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $40-$60. 8 p.m., June 19Jay BlackThe Long Island native known as The Voice and former frontman of Jay and the Americans will perform his hits, including “Only In America,” “Come A Little Bit Closer,” “Cara Mia,” “This Magic Moment,” and “Walkin’ In The Rain.” Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. nassaucountyny.gov Free. 7:30 p.m., June 20Hot TunaHot Tuna teams up former Jefferson Airplane’s Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, who for years have been putting their own spin on rock and roll—either electric or acoustic—that draws deep from the roots of country folk and down-home blues. Looking like a hipper version of Colonel Sanders in sunglasses, Leon Russell is the legendary piano man with an unmistakable tenor drawl, now honored in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, who achieved immortality for his “A Song For You,” with its evocative refrain, “Remember when we were together, we were alone and I was singing this song to you…” A night with these two great acts means a whole lotta pickin’ will be going on, whether on the keyboards or the guitar strings. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50, $52. 8 p.m., June 20WWE LiveThis WWE VIP Experience event will feature some of the world’s greatest professional wrestlers, including John Cena, Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt Family, the Rhodes Brothers, and the recently dethroned Intercontinental Champion Big E. The audience will also witness the might of Rob Van Dam only one year after his return to WWE. Who will be left standing at the end of these epic showdowns? Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com $20-$111.85. 7:30 p.m., June 21Happy Together Tour 2014Back by popular demand on a tour running three-decades strong, concertgoers can relive the soundtrack of their youth as they are transported back in time via multimedia highlights referencing the era in which these hits were released. Those hits include “We’re An American Band,” “Some Kind of Wonderful,” “Devil With A Blue Dress,” “Good Golly Miss Molly,” “Joy To The World,” and, of course, “Happy Together.” Lineup includes The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Mark Farner formerly of Grand Funk Railroad, Gary Lewis and The Playboys and Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$89.25. 8 p.m., June 21Fall Out Boy performing in Brazil. (Photo: Facebook)Fall Out Boy / ParamorePop-rock chart toppers Fall Out Boy and Paramore fill out one of this summer’s greatest tandems as they join forces for what they’re calling the “Monumentour.” Having ridden parallel roller-coasters through the courses of their careers, the announcement of the monumental co-headline has fans in frenzied states of excitement while questioning how this hasn’t happened earlier? Stay tuned for a forthcoming profile of both bands in the Press. With New Politics, The Maine. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. jonesbeach.com. $56, $107.70. 7 p.m., June 21Scott StappSince another Creed reunion appears unlikely, catch the post-grunge rock band’s former frontman who turned his Grammy-winning hit, “With Arms Wide Open,” into a charity. He’s touring to promote his second solo album released last fall, Proof of Life. With guests Monks Of Mellonwah. The Emporium , 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com. $22 advance, $25 DOS. 8 p.m., June 21Matisyahu/Beer Fields FestivalThe Jewish reggae artist is touring to promote his fifth studio album, Akeda, released this month. With pop-punkers Ballyhoo! and local bands. The show is set against the backdrop of the daylong beer fest featuring more than 75 breweries, including a wide variety of local brewers. Pennysaver Amphitheater, Bald Hill, 55 South Bicycle Path, Selden. beerfieldsny.com $35 advance, $75 DOS, $125 VIP. 4 p.m., June 21Beards, Bards and BOOMThis mix of contemporary art forms will put all the senses to work. An outdoor sculpture garden, featuring more than 20 sculptures from local and emerging artists, which will be displayed through Aug. 18. Inside The Gathering House’s art gallery, patrons take in two-dimensional drawings and paintings, including new installations constructed by a tissue sculptor and a crochet artist’s yarn bomb. And Poet Steven T. Licardi will host spoken word performances by the best emerging poets on the scene. That’s in addition to musical performances throughout the evening from local singer-songwriters. The Walt Whitman Birthplace, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station. waltwhitman.org. Free. 7 p.m. June 21The Adventure Park at Long Island (Photo: Facebook)The Adventure Park at Long Island DebutsWhat’s billed as Long Island’s “First Aerial Forest Adventure Park” is slated to open its doors Saturday to thrill seekers eager to feel the rush of zipping through the trees on zip lines and “challenge bridges” between tree platforms. All of which are interconnected in a series of color-coded “treetop trails” ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced on five wooded acres within the Henry Kaufman Campgrounds. Climbers wear safety harnesses, doubly secured to cables throughout their time in the trees to ensure they are “locked on” the climbing system. The Adventure Park at Long Island, 75 Colonial Springs Rd., Wheatley Heights, longislandadventurepark.org. $39-$49. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Mon-Fri. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. Season ends. Sept. 2Third Annual Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship and Kosher Food FestivalFire up the grills! Trophies will be presented to first, second and third-place winners of the following categories: Best Brisket, Best Ribs, Best Chicken, Best Beans, Most Original Team Name and Best Booth Decoration. A portion of the proceeds will be going to charities working to alleviate hunger. Temple Beth Torah, 243 Cantiague Rock Rd., Westbury. likosherbbq.org Free. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., June 22Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, SpageHogEverclear’s lead singer and songwriter Art Alexakis exercises patchwork skills of the flannel-and-denim era, constructing another nostalgia-ridden touring mini-festival lineup for ‘90s alt-rock lovers. For its third consecutive annual run, the Summerland tour bill proudly stars Soul Asylum, Eve 6, and SpaceHog. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $32-$71.50. 7:30 p.m., June 22Block BAfter the success of their new album “Jackpot,” this South Korean boy band is now a global sensation. These bad boys of K-pop are sure to impress with boastful rapping and powerful dance skills. Fans can expect to hear hits like “Very Good” and “Be the Light” on the latest stop of their first international tour under their new record label Seven Seasons. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $110-$245. 6:30 p.m., June 22Backstreet Boys / Avril LavigneBackstreet’s back, alright. Twenty-one years after their debut, history’s best-selling boy band is back at it. Touring in support of their new record, “In a World Like This,” set to be released next month. Sharing a stage with everyone’s favorite Canadian punk princess, Avril Lavigne. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. jonesbeach.com. $29.50-$250. 7:30 p.m., June 22Ben FoldsHe put the Ben Folds in the platinum-selling Ben Folds Five and he’s back to rock the suburbs. Following a successful reunion/live album release with the band in 2013, Folds tackles his latest live performances with a piano concerto he’s composed as part of a global symphonic tour. The Space. 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $40-$64.15. 7 p.m., June 2325th Anniversary of Tim Burton’s BatmanThis marks a quarter century since what became known as “The Summer of Batman,” long before Christian Bale played The Dark Knight. Speakers include comics’ historian Danny Fingeroth in conversation with one of comics’ most acclaimed writers, Dennis O’Neil. Includes a reception with comics and merchandise available for sale by Escape Pod Comics and 4th World Comics and Toys. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org. $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m., June 23Lionel Richie / CeeLo GreenR&B and soul classics and current hits will be performed back-to-back in the All The Hits All Night Long tour. Lionel Richie, one of the best-selling artists of all time, will bring it back to the old school with too many chart-toppers to list here. With the more famous half of Gnarls Barkley, who’s starring in a new reality show, “CeeLo Green’s The Good Life.” Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. jonesbeach.com. $20-$171.50. 7:30 p.m., June 25—Compiled by Arielle Martinez, Elora Weil, Nikki Donato, Spencer Rumsey and Timothy Bolger.
29SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr For credit union CFOs, wearing multiple hats is an essential part of the job. Regardless of the task at hand—be it evaluating the institution’s overall profitability or managing compliance activities—the need for strong data persists. Today’s sophisticated business intelligence tools are changing the game for CFOs, providing accessibility to insights and empowering them to truly harness data to create sustainability and profitability using fact-informed strategies. With the right solutions, CFOs can base decisions on actual metrics rather than trends or industry benchmarks.When it comes to vetting and deploying a business intelligence solution, CFOs are typically the ones in the driver’s seat. In choosing business intelligence tools, CFOs should look for systems that enable them to evaluate the past, understand the current status and drive changes with confidence, accounting for four unique types of analytics:Descriptive analytics—historic information depicting “what happened?”Diagnostic analytics—demonstration of cause and effect to assess “why did it happen?”Predictive analytics—monitoring and tracking trends and behavior to predict “what will happen?”Prescriptive analytics—allowing an organization to turn insights into strategy and tactical planning to supply answers to the question “how can we make it happen?”Business intelligence is about leveraging data first to see the bigger picture and then to develop a comprehensive roadmap for staying ahead of the game in today’s fast-changing, technology-driven world. Business intelligence solutions must deliver insights to improve competitive posture, with an impact on virtually every department. In their assessment of data analytics solutions, today’s tech-savvy CFOs are prioritizing such key features as: continue reading »
Credit unions typically incorporate minimal fees, deriving most of their non-interest income from interchange on credit and debit portfolios. As the income from interchange declines, some credit unions look to fees to replace that revenue. What fees can be charged is, in part, limited by “Reg Z”. Regulation Z is the part of the Truth in Lending Act of 1968 that sets forth rules that protect consumers against misleading practices by the lending industry, which includes credit cards. The regulation requires issuers to abstain from certain unfair practices. More specifically, it requires that penalty fees, such as late fees, be “reasonable and proportional” to the relevant violation of account terms. As a result, the Fed had proposed that credit unions may charge credit card penalty fee using arrangements that include the “cost method” requiring a financial institution to show that its penalty fee represents a reasonable proportion of the costs incurred by the card issuer for that type of violation. Any card issuer using the “cost” method will have to reevaluate its determination of what those costs are, and the reasonable fee, every 12 months. This obviously entails much bookkeeping, and as a result, most credit unions use the “safe harbor” method. If a credit card issuer charges anything up to the safe harbor amount for certain violations, it is considered to be in compliance with Regulation Z. Required annual threshold updates on Regulation Z were recently announced by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The thresholds remain unchanged from 2017 and will be effective January 1, 2018. A credit union is considered compliant as long as their penalty fees do not exceed the following amounts:$27 for a 1st violation, and $38 for any subsequent violationKeep in mind that even with the safe harbor, there are general penalty fee prohibitions that run concurrently. So, for example, penalty fees may not be more than the underlying transaction. So, if a member misses a minimum credit card payment of $15, that is the late fee limit for that transaction.As stated in the CFPB announcement, the fees remain unchanged from 2017, but this is a perfect time to review current set up and confirm you meet these guidelines. 35SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Dave Chojnacki Dave Chojnacki, Sr. Portfolio Consultant at CSCU, has more than 10 years of relationship management experience in financial services. Prior to CSCU, Dave served for six years as Director of … Web: www.cscu.net Details
Dutch students have created a fully functioning electric car made entirely out of waste, including plastics fished out of the sea, recycled PET bottles and household garbage.The bright yellow, sporty two-seater which the students named ‘Luca’, can reach a top speed of 90 kilometres per hour and has a reach of 220 kilometres when fully charged, the Technical University of Eindhoven said.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “This car is really special, because it’s made all out of waste”, project manager Lisa van Etten told Reuters.“Our chassis is made out of flax and recycled PET bottles. For the interior we also used unsorted household waste.”Hard plastics normally found in televisions, toys and kitchen appliances were used for the car’s body, while the seat cushions consist of coconut and horse hairs.- Advertisement – View of inside the car made of recycled waste in Eindhoven, NetherlandsThe car was designed and built by a group of 22 students in around 18 months, Van Etten said, as an effort to prove the potential of waste.- Advertisement – “We really hope that car companies will start using waste materials”, production team member Matthijs van Wijk said.“It’s possible in many applications. More and more companies use waste or bio-based materials in the interior, we want to show that it’s also possible to build a chassis out of it.”© Thomson Reuters 2020Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.