CALL FOR ENTRIES FORRALPH NADING HILL, JR. LITERARY PRIZECOLCHESTER. Entries are now being accepted for the 17th annual Ralph NadingHill, Jr., Literary Prize. The contest was established to memorialize theliterary contributions of Ralph Nading Hill, Jr., one of Vermont’s bestknown writers and historians, who died at the age of 70 in December 1987.The contest is sponsored by Green Mountain Power Corporation and VermontLife magazine. Mr. Hill was a long time member of GMP’s Board ofDirectors and the Vermont Life Editorial Board. The Ralph Nading Hill literary prize is now considered by Vermont writers to be one of the state’s premier literary prizes. Entry for the prize, as in past years, may be an essay, short story, play or poetry. The focus of the literary work must be “Vermont – Its People, the Place, Its History or Its Values.” It must be unpublished. The maximum length is 3,000 words. The winner will be selected on the basis of literary merit and suitability for publication in Vermont Life. The deadline for this year’s contest is November 15, 2004. A $1,500 cash prize is awarded annually to the winner, and the winning work will be published in a future issue of Vermont Life. The most recent winner was “Four Poems for Elizabeth,” by Mary Pratt of New Haven. The Ralph Nading Hill, Jr., Literary Prize Board of Judges consists of Ruth Page, a writer and former member of GMP’s Board of Directors; Tom Slayton, editor of Vermont Life magazine; Brian Vachon, Vice President of Communications at National Life; Alison Freeland, a Vermont author; and Steve Terry, Senior Vice President Corporate and Legal Affairs at GMP. The contest is open to all residents of Vermont, including students enrolled in Vermont colleges and seasonal residents. Entrants may be professional writers as well as amateurs. Green Mountain Power employees and their immediate families are not eligible, nor is the immediate family of any member of Green Mountain Power’s Board of Directors. Please send two copies of your entry to the Corporate Relations Department at Green Mountain Power, 163 Acorn Lane, Colchester, VT 05446. Please provide entrant’s name, address and phone on a separate sheet of paper. Do not mention the entrant’s name on the entry itself. For more information please contact Green Mountain Power’s Corporate Relations department at (802) 655-8788.
By Kay Valle/Diálogo November 10, 2020 On October 22, the U.S. government donated two field hospitals to Guatemala’s Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance to support the fight against COVID-19. The hospitals have a total capacity of 80 patients and are equipped with water, power, air conditioning, and heating inside. The generators and 80 beds were also part of the donation.U.S. Southern Command and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) carried out the donation, valued at more than $548,000, through U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala William Popp, at the Mariscal Zavala Military Brigade in Guatemala City.The hospitals are equipped with beds, water, power, and air conditioning. (Photo: U.S. Embassy in Guatemala)On its Facebook page the U.S. Embassy indicated that the hospitals would support medical care in the Huehuetenango y Cobán communities.“We are receiving two fully equipped field hospitals that will be set up in areas where the COVID-19 [situation] is most complicated, where there is less coverage; we thank the U.S. government for this donation that will strengthen our activities,” Health Minister Amelia Flores said during the handover ceremony.For his part, Ambassador Popp stated: “The people of Guatemala have shown a great capacity to recover from this pandemic, taking strong and proactive measures to combat its spread. It is an honor to join […] to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and ratify our support for the Guatemalan people.”Guatemalan Army Colonel Rubén Tellez, director of the Ministry of Defense’s Press Office, told Diálogo that Guatemalan Army personnel, through the Humanitarian and Rescue Battalion, have been trained to set up the hospitals received and have provided strong support to government efforts to combat the pandemic.“The Guatemalan Army was actively involved in setting up temporary hospitals in Guatemala City, in Zacapa, Quetzaltenango, and Petén departments, in the Northern Air Command’s infirmary… thus increasing state capacity by more than 700 additional beds,” the officer said.The field hospitals join 12 military medical tents, 142 folding cots, and two power generators, valued at more than $240,000, that the U.S. government has donated to Guatemala to support their COVID-19 detection and treatment efforts.“I am grateful once again for this important effort of the U.S. government for Guatemala; we promise that [the equipment] will be used in the best way,” Minister Flores concluded.
Judges may not participate in state seatbelt campaignMark D. Killian Managing Editor A judge may not participate in an advertising campaign encouraging the use of child restraint seats and seat belts, according to the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee. The committee also recently held that a retired judge who has removed his name from the list for senior judge assignments may take part in his son’s judicial campaign. Advertising The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is planning an ad campaign called “Judges Love Kids Too!” to advance public education through a program known as the “Child Restraint Offender Program.” Opinion Number: 01-03 The department has solicited judges to use their names and photographs on printed cards to be circulated by the judges themselves at “community events, kept in your office or used as an education tool to inform your constituents about the Florida child passenger safety law and the [CROP] option.” The committee said the activity would provide judges with state-funded literature, portraying the judges in a very favorable pro-enforcement posture and that would not promote the integrity and independence of the judiciary. The committee also said an appearance of impropriety would arise if a judge participated and thereafter presided over a trial involving a person who has been issued a ticket for failing to protect a child in a seat restraint. “Such a defendant could easily have a reasonable concern about receiving a fair trial before the same judge who has personally appeared in a photo ad singling out this particular law for special emphasis,” the committee said, adding the same could be a problem in cases where drivers have had their licenses revoked or suspended by the department and now seek relief in the courts against the department. The panel also said department employees appear regularly as witnesses or litigants. “The appearance of partiality is of the greatest concern to the committee,” the panel said. “The public must be assured when litigating against a governmental agency that the fact finder (in most cases the judge) is impartial.” A minority of the committee dissented, believing the goals of the program are sufficient to avoid the concerns. They believe that the use of public funds and the educational nature of the project are sufficient to assuage any concerns the public may have regarding the impartiality of the judges involved. Retired Judges A retired judge who has removed his named from the list for senior judge assignments may take part in his son’s judicial campaign by providing advice and making financial contributions. Opinion Number: 01-04 May 15, 2001 Managing Editor Regular News Judges may not participate in state seatbelt campaign The committee said a retired judge eligible for recall must comply with almost all provisions of the Code of Judicial Conduct, which would prohibit participating in the campaign. However, the panel said, the code specifically provides that if a retired judge does not desire to be assigned to judicial service, such a judge may engage in the practice of law and is entitled to all the rights of an attorney and no longer subject to the code. “In the present inquiry, the retired judge has stated that he does not desire to be assigned to judicial service,” the committee said. “Provided that the judge formally communicates this to the Florida Supreme Court, he will then find himself in the situation of any other attorney.” Questions of propriety would quite obviously arise were a retired judge to change status merely to coincide with the campaign season, the panel said. The retired judge also should “take great care” not to use the title judge, nor allow the title to be utilized, in connection with any political campaign. The Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee is expressly charged with rendering advisory opinions interpreting the application of the Code of Judicial Conduct to specific circumstances confronting or affecting a judge or judicial candidate. Its opinions are advisory, and conduct that is consistent with an opinion may be evidence of good faith on the part of the judge, but the Judicial Qualifications Commission is not bound by the committee’s interpretive opinions. The full text of the committee’s opinions is available on the Supreme Court’s website at www.flcourts.org. Once there, click on the “Judges’ Page” link in the left-hand column.
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The calendar is made in the form of Excel “workbook” – the initial “work folder” brings a summary graphic display of holidays and celebrations in all processed markets, the next “work folder” brings a legend, ie an explanation of the summary graphic view, detailed elaboration for each of the markets. Attachment: Schedule of holidays on emitting markets in 2019 A good season always starts with good preparation, and in order to prepare as well as possible, we bring you a list of holidays and celebrations in the emitting markets in 2019. 21. 4. Sunday – Easter22. 4. Monday – Easter Monday1. 5. Wednesday – Labor Day20. 6. Thursday – Corpus Christi22. 6. Saturday – Day of anti-fascist struggle25. 6. Tuesday – Statehood Day5. 8. Monday – Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and Croatian Veterans Day15. 8. Thursday – Assumption8. 10. Tuesday – Independence Day1. 11. Friday – All Saints25. 12. Wednesday – Christmas26. 12. Thursday – St. Stephen And as we know that domestic tourists, ie domestic consumption, are extremely important, especially when we talk about continental tourism, certainly how extended weekends are ideal for short trips and getting to know Croatia. Croats are known for combining holidays with extended weekends, the only question is where they will spend their extended weekend. Tell them a story to spend with you. List of holidays and celebrations in 2019 in Croatia “In order to help tourism businesses plan such special offers, which can be offered to market partners (tour operators and agents), but also to individual clients, a calendar of public holidays / holidays / school holidays has been developed for 24 major markets for which it is possible prepare programs adapted to the period in which there is potential for travel abroad”They point out from the CNTB and add that the practice of tying holidays and weekends is common in most European countries, while the target group of families with children is particularly motivated to travel during school holidays.
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Gobernador Wolf: El Departamento de Salud alcanza la meta de pruebas de COVID-19 en mayo, continúa aumentando las pruebas en varias regiones Español, Press Release, Public Health En el día de la fecha, el Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció que el Departamento de Salud alcanzó sus objetivos con respecto a las pruebas en mayo con más de 283,000 resultados de pruebas de diagnóstico de COVID-19 informados al departamento. El departamento logró su objetivo con respecto a las pruebas del 2% para el mes en más del 11%.Además, a partir del viernes 5 de junio, varios sitios de pruebas que se realizan sin bajar del automóvil en Walmart y Quest Diagnostics en todo el estado realizarán pruebas a los residentes que viven en las áreas con menos sitios de prueba. No se realizarán pruebas de COVID-19 dentro de las tiendas Walmart o los Centros de servicios al paciente de Quest Diagnostics.“Apreciamos la ardua tarea realizada por los sistemas de salud, farmacias, FQHC (centros de salud calificados federalmente), clínicas médicas y otras entidades que están proporcionando pruebas para la COVID-19 en todo Pennsylvania”, dijo el gobernador Wolf. “Esta meta es solo un paso para aumentar la capacidad del estado de realizar pruebas y demuestra los tremendos avances logrados para garantizar que todos los residentes de Pennsylvania que necesitan la prueba puedan acceder a ella”.La Secretaria de Salud, Dra. Rachel Levine, dijo: “Cuando establecimos nuestra estrategia de pruebas, queríamos que las pruebas fueran accesibles, adaptables y que estuvieran disponibles y estamos trabajando para enfrentar ese reto. Cualquier persona que crea que tiene síntomas de COVID-19 puede hacerse la prueba hoy en Pennsylvania”.El 5 de junio comenzará un lanzamiento piloto de cinco sitios de prueba desde el automóvil. Estos sitios estarán abiertos los lunes, miércoles y viernes de 7:00 a.m. a 9:00 a.m. para evaluar hasta 50 pacientes registrados. Se requiere el registro con un día de anticipación. Los sitios de realización de pruebas que abrirán el miércoles incluyen:Estacionamiento de Walmart Supercenter, 63 Perkins Rd, Clarion, PAEstacionamiento de Walmart Supercenter, 2711 Elm Street, Erie, PAEstacionamiento de Walmart Supercenter, 1015 N Loyalsock Ave, Montoursville, PAEstacionamiento de Walmart Supercenter, 100 Supercenter Drive, Clearfield, PAEstacionamiento de Walmart Supercenter, 1275 N Hermitage Rd, Hermitage, PASe anunciarán sitios adicionales de realización de pruebas en los próximos días que se indicarán en el sitio de Internet del departamento.“Luego de la prueba, tiene la obligación de regresar a casa y aislarse”, dijo la Dra. Levine. “Si sus síntomas se agravan mientras espera los resultados de su prueba, hable con su médico. Si sufre una emergencia médica, busque atención inmediata”.El Departamento de Salud se está asociando con Quest Diagnostics para procesar las pruebas. En este momento, las pruebas no tienen costo para los residentes de Pennsylvania. Los pacientes crearán una cuenta en el Portal de pacientes de Quest y responderán algunas preguntas sobre la elegibilidad para determinar si cumplen con los criterios para hacerse la prueba. El sitio estará disponible para agendar los horarios de las pruebas a las 6:00 p.m. esta noche.Si el paciente es elegible, se le notificará de un sitio de prueba dentro de un radio de 50 millas de su vivienda y los horarios disponibles. El paciente programará un horario para la prueba, imprimirá un comprobante y llevará el comprobante al sitio al momento de realizarle la prueba. Los pacientes recibirán un correo electrónico con los resultados de su prueba dentro de las 24 a 48 horas, y los médicos llamarán a los pacientes que tengan resultado positivo.Las pruebas son accesibles para los residentes de Pennsylvania mediante el trabajo de varias entidades. Dado que entidades como Rite Aid, CVS, Patient First y Walmart ofrecen pruebas independientemente de los síntomas, más residentes de Pennsylvania pueden hacerse la prueba cerca de sus hogares. Agregar estos sitios a los que ya ofrecen los hospitales, sistemas médicos, FQHC, clínicas médicas y otras ubicaciones ha ampliado la red de pruebas en el estado.Con el aumento de los suministros de pruebas a través de socios estatales y federales y de empresas de Pennsylvania, las pruebas están más disponibles en Pennsylvania. Esto ha ayudado a garantizar que los hisopos y los medios estén disponibles para realizar pruebas y también para implementar las pruebas universales en los centros médicos de cuidado prolongado.El plan de pruebas del departamento sigue siendo adaptable. Esto incluye garantizar que todos los que se encuentren en un centro médico de cuidado prolongado puedan acceder a la prueba, proporcionar a todos los condados al menos un sitio de realización de pruebas y otros esfuerzos basados en la ciencia y en los datos más recientes relacionados con la COVID-19.Los síntomas de la COVID-19 incluyen:FiebreTosFalta de aliento o dificultad para respirarDiarreaEscalofríosTemblores recurrentes con escalofríosDolor muscularDolor de cabezaDolor de gargantaNueva pérdida del sabor u olfatoLos síntomas pueden aparecer en tan solo dos días o hasta 14 días luego de la exposición. Los casos de enfermedad reportados han variado desde personas que presentan pocos síntomas o ningún síntoma hasta personas gravemente enfermas y moribundas.Para obtener la información más reciente para personas, familias, empresas y escuelas, visite “Respuesta a la COVID-19” (Responding to COVID-19) en pa.gov.La Administración Wolf destaca el papel que juegan los residentes de Pennsylvania para ayudar a reducir la propagación de la COVID-19:Lávese las manos con agua y jabón durante al menos 20 segundos o use desinfectante para manos si no dispone de agua y jabón.Cubra la tos o estornudo con el pliegue del codo, no con las manos.Limpie las superficies con frecuencia.Quédese en casa para evitar propagar la COVID-19, especialmente si no se encuentra bien.Si tiene que salir por un motivo de soporte vital, use una máscara.Enlaces actualizados sobre el coronavirus: Comunicados de prensa, fotos del laboratorio estatal, gráficos:Informe diario sobre la COVID-19Comunicados de prensa sobre el coronavirusÚltima información sobre el coronavirusFotos del laboratorio del estado en Exton (para descargar y usar)Coronavirus y gráficos de preparación (ubicado en la parte inferior de la página)Preparación de la comunidad y materiales sobre procedimientosMapa con el número de casos de COVID-19Se alienta a todos los residentes de Pennsylvania a inscribirse en AlertPA, un sistema de notificación por mensajes de texto sobre la salud, el clima y otras alertas importantes como las actualizaciones sobre la COVID-19 de las agencias estatales. Los residentes pueden registrarse en Internet en www.ready.pa.gov/BeInformed/Signup-For-Alerts.View this information in English. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 03, 2020
The main house More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoIt is here you will find the media room and open plan living and dining areas, and the kitchen with its waterfall-style stone benchtops, butler’s pantry and quality appliances. Brisbane’s prestige market makes debut in global top 100 An office and gym complete this floor. There is also a carport at the front of the property.Mr Blee said Nudgee Beach remained a well-kept secret, which made marketing the house “a bit tricky”. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS A Brisbane beach house with a self-contained cottage that earns almost $40,000 a year has hit the market.One of just 47 houses located on a tightly-held strip overlooking the water at Nudgee Beach, the owners of 87 O’Quinn Street have been partially living off the rental income from the cottage for several years. It is listed on Airbnb for $119 a night.“The 1930s cottage is renovated and has a fully equipped kitchen and laundry,” the listing says. “The rear door opens out onto the pool deck and the Moreton Bay foreshore is about 120 meters away with no roads to cross.” But he said there had been some interest from local buyers living in the prestige suburbs of Hamilton and Hawthorne, plus interstate buyers from Sydney and Melbourne. “There just aren’t any real comparable sales in the area,” he said.“It still flies a bit under the radar but if you are wanting a waterfront home with a beach that is ridiculously close to the city, this is it.” As for the current owners, Mr Blee said they were moving to Bribie Island to be closer to their grandkids. Shack up with this coastal beauty This charming cottage is earning its owners almost $40,000 a year on Airbnb.Almost 300 reviewers have given the cottage a five star rating, with Place Ascot agent Stefan Blee saying it was often booked three months in advance.But it could all be yours for the right price, including the two storey modern residence, cottage and water views.“It takes me 12 minutes to drive to Nudgee Beach from Ascot by car,” Mr Blee said, spruiking the proximity of the beachside burb to the CBD.“The (main) house is a beautiful home, with four bedrooms and three bedrooms.“The cottage is the original house and is a stunning Airbnb.”The guest cottage sits at the front of the property and has a large bedroom, ensuite, kitchen and living area, which opens on to the pool deck and pool that separates it from the main house.The main house, which is spread over two levels, is accessed via the pool deck, with the main living areas located on the upper floor. Sliding doors lead out on to the alfresco dining area that looks out over the water.The four bedrooms are located on the ground floor and include the ‘master wing’ with views of the bay. It has huge walk-in robe and a spacious ensuite with free standing bath and dual sink vanity.
LOTS OF CHARM ON A SMALL LOT MEERA HONAN… WHY I LIVE IN CHAPEL HILL The standout kitchen at 9 Prospect Tce, Hamilton. Need room to park your cars? There’s plenty of space available at Noir.However, Mr Larkin said the main feature of the home was the basement.“There’s a bar and room for 12 cars – it’s like a man cave,” he said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS Imagine looking out to this view everyday at 9 Prospect Tce, Hamilton. ‘UPYARDS’, THE NEW WAY OF LIFE IN BRISBANE Noir is a stunning home designed by Zephyr Industries’ Brayden Larkin.With families and young professional buyers in mind, Mr Larkin said the five-bedroom, eight-bathroom home, located in an exclusive part of Hamilton, would have great appeal.There is a pool and spa with a glass bottom above the basement, a home integration system that can be controlled from a smart device anywhere in the world, a hi-tech security system, including face and fingerprint scanners, and security cameras.Other features include ducted airconditioning, two temperature controlled wine cellars and three lounges.Mr Larkin, who last week won a Master Builders Award for a Home Renovation/Remodelling Project over $1 million for Belvedere at Ascot, said Sky-Frame electric sliding doors were imported from Switzerland, adding to the luxe look of the new home. “No expense has been spared here,” Mr Larkin said.“We are delivering an extremely good product for the area.”He said a “couple hundred grand” was spent on granite and marble throughout.A walk-in cold room, cinema, gym and sauna add to the long list of standout features in the home. Developed by Zephyr Industries, Noir, proved a “challenging build” for Brayden Larkin.A heavily landscaped balcony blends into the natural surrounding, encompassed by “lots of black, concrete and timber”.Mr Larkin said when the block was originally passed in at auction about two years ago, he decided to make the purchase last year and take up the challenge of building Noir.“This will be the best home we have built so far, it’s the best in Brisbane,” he said.“It’s the best new home in Brisbane to ever hit the market.” Mr Larkin is also selling Belvedere, a jaw-dropping home at 15 Towers St, Ascot, which made headlines across Queensland early this year. The four-level home has five-bedrooms, seven-bathrooms and a wine cellar which comes with three barrels of custom wine made specifically for the home buy Gerler Wines. Both properties are being sold by Ray White New Farm’s Matt Lancashire, phone 0416 476 480 for information. Noir at 9 Prospect Tce, Hamilton has been developed by Zephyr Industries.It’s bold, and it’s beautiful. A five-level home at 9 Prospect Tce, Hamilton, may have been an “extremely challenging’’ project for Zephyr Industries’ Brayden Larkin, but he wouldn’t have it any other way.With lift access to all levels and breathtaking views of Brisbane city, Mr Larkin said the sloping block made the build difficult to design.“We had to do some really full-on engineering – it was an expensive house to build,” he said. Follow Reshni Ratnam on Instagram
Read Also: UCL: Choupo-Moting seals PSG comeback against Atalanta Casillas is one of the most decorated players in Spain’s history, playing over 700 games for Madrid before joining Porto in 2015. He won three Champions Leagues with the capital giants, as well as two European Championships and a World Cup in his 167 caps for La Roja. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The goalkeeper left Madrid in the summer of 2015, following an acrimonious fallout with Perez whereby he was allowed to leave the Spanish giants ‘through the back door’. However, that now appears to be water under the bridge with Casillas – the player with the second most games in the club’s history (725) – now due to return to the Spanish capital. In June, Casillas announced he was withdrawing from the Spanish FA presidential elections having been due to stand against the current incumbent Luis Rubiales. In May last year, the goalkeeper fell ill during training with Porto and was rushed to hospital where he underwent emergency surgery for a heart attack, and whilst he subsequently recovered and returned to Porto’s first-team squad, he did not play this season and left the Portuguese champions this summer. Legendary shot-stopper Iker Casillas has revealed he is holding talks to return to Los Blancos in a non-playing role after his retirement from football. A report in Marca last month claimed that he would return to Los Blancos as an advisor to club president Florentino Perez, although no deal has yet been completed. Casillas has now told the Semana magazine, in quotes carried by Marca: “Nothing is finalised yet, but I hope my new stage is at Real Madrid. “My departure from Real Madrid was traumatic, but it is my home. We broke up like when a marriage separates and you tell each other about everything and there were phrases wrongly said and out of context, but time has passed and everything has calmed down. “After two or three years, I had a calmer relationship with Florentino and he told me: ‘You have to be here.’” Loading… Promoted Content7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalFans Don’t Know What She Looks Like Now8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThese Films Were Sued For The Weirdest ReasonsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest Car Manufacturers In The World