Ed Shamy buys The County Courier in Enosburg FallsNorthern Vermont Lending Partners (NVLP), a revolving micro-loan program of the Economic Development Council of Northern Vermont, designed to assist small businesses, provided a loan to Ed Shamy and his wife, Kimberly Asch to help them purchase The County Courier in Enosburg Falls.The news hit uncomfortably close to home for veteran journalist Ed Shamy when he was laid off from his job at Vermont’s largest daily newspaper in August. Shamy and his family were eager to stay in Vermont, where they have made their home for 10 years, but the job outlook was weakening quickly.When a weekly newspaper in Franklin County came up for sale, Shamy jumped at the opportunity but soon ran into another financial reality: the credit pipelines were in a deep freeze and a commercial bank turned down his request for a loan to buy the 130-year-old newspaper.He turned to the Economic Development Council of Northern Vermont and their micro-loan programs, Northern Vermont Lending Partners. This Program provides short-term, fixed rate loans of $35,000 or less to start-up, newly established, or growing small businesses requiring financing for working capitol, inventory, machinery and equipment. To ensure success of each new loan, technical assistance is provided at no charge to the borrower throughout the term of the loan. EDCNV operates another micro-loan program, MicroBusiness Loan Program and a larger revolving loan fund, The Fund, which participates in conjunction with other lenders to provide loan requests of $100,000 or less.The EDCNV loaned Shamy the money he needed to buy the County Courier. He is now the publisher and the editor of the venerable weekly newspaper, and he’s still in Vermont!To learn more about EDCNV’s loan programs or to hear more of Ed Shamy’s story, contact Donna Reed at the EDCNV at 802-524-4546.
Isaac Newton’s first law of physics is that an object at rest will tend to stay at rest and that an object in motion will tend to stay in motion unless acted upon. I’m no scientist but the very definition of a scientific law dictates that under the same conditions the same result will occur 100% of the time. So objects in motion WILL stay in motion unless something stops their motion and resting objects will live out their couch potato days until they discover a dollar in between the cushions. With this in mind, autumn and winter are incredible seasons for motion. And in Virginia we have had an amazing “Indian Summer” where the climate has been unbelievably conducive to getting outside and indulging our wildest fall fantasies. Additionally some of the coolest festivals and some of the most amazing events, all take place in the fall. We recently had the Roanoke GoFest in my town. Over 200 free outdoor-themed events took place that weekend and come Monday morning more than many felt like they had thoroughly “fested themselves”, exhausted and yet still buzzing with the feeling or camaraderie and adventure that time outside brings. I certainly remained in motion that weekend! Monday brought profound fatigue, aching feet, and maybe a bit of a hangover.Weather is cooling, leaves are falling, and many of us carry killer fitness from an incredible summer of activity. We carry forward planning and doing. We put high powered lights on our mountain bikes to continue riding into the night. We plan indoor gym time, or spin classes, or “dawn patrol” rides and runs. We generally continue running ourselves ragged until winter and cold temps literally force us to quit, for our own safety and relative comfort. And even then there are ski trips that have to happen. To many of us, myself included, the pace of activity is cathartic. I personally work from home and so my outside time is eagerly anticipated. My personal outside pursuits often represent escape from both work and life stresses and duties.What I have found this fall is that the momentum I have built throughout years of activity has created an endless chain of activity that while invigorating has been hard to break. I say hard to break because this fall, for the first time in years, I’ve made an effort NOT to keep going. To stop. To rest. To try to be at ease more often than not. My wife and I have been travelers throughout the Southeast for a few years and while its been an amazing journey and adventure its also built some prolonged fatigue. A couple of injuries this season caused me for the first time in years to pause and acknowledge the importance of recovery. Both physical as well as emotional and mental. Those injuries were the catalyst to stop my motion. My force of movement and activity had been met by an equally powerful force—in my case the far side of a gap jump and Georgia gravel at 30 mph. Both did their job in stopping my motion rather effectively and caused me to reset with periods of inaction. Following a local wheel through local trail is usually the best way to experience a new trail. In one particular case the swell trail got less swell when that wheel failed to call out a well obscured jump over a drainage ditch. I scrubbed just enough speed to sail clean into the far side. It knocked me cold, broke a bike frame, taco’d a wheel and made for one very casual ride to the emergency room. I learned first hand that a concussed brain is no joke and that helmets are our friends.The finale of the National Ultra Endurance series at the Fools Gold 100 in Dahlonega, GA is a fan favorite and a race I know and love. I had even taken the time to recon the course this summer because it can often be the pivotal race in a long season of racing. Unfortunately my race ended shortly after the first climb when something halted the bike and forced the back wheel to jump 90 degrees perpendicular to me, tossing me far and fast as I descended chunky gravel. A string of expletives, and a friend bunny hopping my rolling form all made for great spectating, I’m told. I went down knee first and rolled hard on the rocks and Georgia clay. Less than an ideal race start and one of the only DNF’s I’ve ever had. I just couldn’t continue and fortunately didn’t need to, having already locked up the series. Both injuries were “merely flesh wounds”, but they kept me off the bike and out of action for longer than I would ever self-impose. This time was so good for me personally. It reminded me of how good it felt to NOT go. How great it was to connect with my family and friends outside the context of riding and racing mountain bikes. I wouldn’t trade our lifestyle for the world, but sometimes a long walk in the woods with our trail dog is the best medicine and all the of activity the body needs. I spoke to a friend recently who confessed that it was really hard to turn it off after his first season of endurance mountain bike racing. And it absolutely is. Like tweaking drug addicts, endorphin junkies keep seeking the high that only the outdoors, that epic undertaking, and amazing experiences can provide. We jump right off of one mountain top down to the topo map to find the next! Surfing the wave of adventure wherever it goes, and in whatever form we can get it. This is not an indictment of outdoor pursuit. Quite the opposite! It’s just a personal account of the fatigue which can result from years of those amazing experiences. When I had some mandatory couch time this summer a lot of things came into perspective. Looking at a fall in a more permanent residence for the first time in a few years, I’m realizing and remembering how amazing it is to be still. The quiet moments are amazingly refreshing. Sometimes it serves us well to take our time. To relax. To bring family with you on a shorter version of the epic hike you were planning. The quiet is alarming when you just sit and be. Prolonged recovery is the recipe I’ve followed much of this fall and already I can vouch for the intensity the recovery has brought. Old activities, tired routes, and experiences dulled by over-use have been brought back to life. Fatigue has been met with rest and invigoration. Once my body had physically recovered from the wreck at Fools Gold, my recipe for recovery was lots of time catching up on projects. Plentiful naps. Ample hiking and trail running with no goals in mind; one epic day of 7 peaks without pace in mind. A dash of bike racing with little expectation and less stress on performance and nutrition. I felt like every time I touched the pedals, laced shoes, and packed the car, it was for the simple quiet and pure joy of the activity and almost never for any direct performance gain or benefit. No focus in a place where I usually bring tremendous focus.I set into this fall in preparation for my biggest and most exciting season of racing and travel ever. I start it off in early February by racing The Pioneer 7 day stage race in New Zealand then bumping right off to the Epic Rides 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo. The time I took off this fall and winter is already proving a good investment. My body is ready and my mind is right. I’m having better workouts and more vibrant experiences on the bike and off. For me the body needed to rest.
continue reading » Sometimes, best-laid plans go awry and a member needs emergency funds now. Not tomorrow. Not when business hours resume. Now.When that’s the case, the appeal of payday lenders — which tout convenience and immediate cash availability — can outstrip inflated interest rates and debt cycle dangers.It is part of the credit union mission to provide low-cost credit to borrowers of modest means, which makes financial cooperatives natural fits to serve current and prospective members who might otherwise turn to payday lenders. However, credit unions must compete on convenience as well as rate if they are to come out ahead in a borrower’s decision-making process.Digital Federal Credit Union($8.9B, Marlborough, MA) is one credit union that is making it easy to tap into extra cash. In June 2018, the credit union introduced its Quick Loan, a pre-approved short-term personal loan members apply for solely through online or mobile banking. The credit union automatically approves the loan — up to $1,000 — in minutes without a credit check. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Linkedin Forgot Password ? Topics : Google Log in with your social account Environmental groups have urged the Agrarian and Spatial Planning Ministry to disclose data on landholding in Papua and West Papua following a court ruling that the data be treated as public information.The Jakarta State Administrative Court (PTUN Jakarta) ruled on Feb. 19 in favor of Greenpeace Indonesia in a dispute case against the Public Information Commission (KIP) and the ministry involving the disclosure of right to cultivate (HGU) land permits in the country’s easternmost provinces.In October, the KIP had rejected a request by the environmental group for data on land permits in the provinces, arguing that the data was not public information. Greenpeace then brought the case to the PTUN Jakarta. The court ruling is in line with a 2017 Supreme Court ruling that mandates disclosure of HGU land permit data on oil palm plantations in the country.Green… PTUN plantations law land mapping-data Papua West-Papua palm-oil oil-palm-plantations
8 Rupertswood Drive, Alice River.Harcourts Kingsberry selling agent Malcolm Thomson said Alice River had remained popular among buyers.“If you look at the area, values have held reasonably well out there where other places in Townsville have dropped as much as 25 per cent,” he said.“In Alice River, you have a newer section and an older section so you have a really wide range in term of the quality of properties.“Alice River was originally set up as an acreage so people could have horses there.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“In the newer area, you have more 1-acre blocks but in the older areas the properties are larger.”The home also has a separate unit which would make the perfect base for elderly parents, extended family or adult children still living at home.The kitchen has been renovated and features plenty of bench space as well as a large, five-door pantry. 8 Rupertswood Drive, Alice River.WITH six bedrooms and 4744sq m of land, this Alice River property would make the perfect home for a family in search of plenty of space and tranquillity.The property on 8 Rupertswood Drive will go to auction on October 3.The rural paradise was originally constructed by a builder for his own family.An array of sheds on the property can accommodate everything from boats, mobiles homes, cars and tractors. 8 Rupertswood Drive, Alice River.The home will be open for inspection today from 1.30pm to 2.30pm before going to auction at the Harcourts Charters Towers Rd office on October 3 at 6pm.For information, call Malcolm Thomson on 0400 545 664. 8 Rupertswood Drive, Alice River.The main bedroom has an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe while the three queen-size bedrooms have built in wardrobes.The large resort-style pool also has a spa, waterfall and pagoda.Mr Thomson said the property would appeal to buyers in search of a tranquil, semirural lifestyle close to amenities with Willows Shopping Centre only a 10-minute drive away.“You have a fair mixture of people out there from professionals to people who have businesses that they run from home,” he said.“It’s very much a family orientated area and it’s also a great community out there with lots of people knowing each other.”
The 1998-built singledecker Rhodanus ran aground in the Strait of Bonifacio off the French island of Corsica on October 13.The French maritime authority Premar said the ship did not respond to radio calls before it missed a turning point and headed straight for the coast at full speed.The 3,000 dwt ship had a crew of seven on board and was transporting 2,650 tons of steel coils from the Italian Port of Taranto to the French Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône.Maritime police have boarded the ship, and authorities have imposed a navigation ban in a one-kilometer radius of the vessel.No oil spill has been observed following the grounding. Navy and air force assets are present at the nature reserve site and are monitoring the situation.Officials said the cargo would have to be offloaded before the ship can be refloated.An investigation into the incident is ongoing.World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: French Navy
As the Hoosier State is facing a propane shortage, lawmakers are getting set to take action.The situation comes during a time when residents are concerned about the amount of fuel to heat their homes.An amendment to Senate Bill 1 which would provide relief to Hoosiers who may be affected by the propane shortage is being introduced at the Statehouse Tuesday.Senator Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) said the amendment is to exempt the sales tax as the price of propane increases over $2.50 per gallon.The propane shortage is attributed to increased demand for the gas, delivery and logistics issues, as well as more demand in the export market. The issue has impacted propane users nationwide, and also some homeowners and businesses in the region.“The [amendment] might be a little helpful to people who are trying to keep enough propane to keep their house warm,” Senator Leising said. “It still won’t necessarily deal with the issue of short supply.”An estimated half a million residents heat their home with propane in Indiana. They are asked to conserve how much of the gas they use. Consumers can turn down thermostats and place blankets over windows. Also, monitor your propane tank’s levels.With bitterly cold temperatures impacting the area, local EMA officials recommend conserving electricity during peak demand hours- 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.They ask residents to avoid using dishwashers, clothes washers and dryers during these time, to conserve electricity.A Facebook post from Southeastern Indiana REMC said, “We will be on-call 24/7 to take care of any outages, but conserving during these times and during high demand hours could help prevent outages.”Also, if you are out of heat, contact the state’s 2-1-1 hotline to connect with local organizations who could provide relief.Temperatures will continue hovering in the single digits with wind chills close to 20-below zero on Tuesday evening. A wind chill advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Carter had started 13th while Benji LaCrosse drove from 18th starting to sixth. Grabouski and Gustin had lined up on the front row for the start of the 50-lapper. Grabouski grabbed the immediate lead and was still in front when the race was red flagged at 20 laps down after Jeff Larson went over turn three. Kaden Reynolds topped both IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock features during the World Nationals weekend. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) Northern SportMods – 1. Thompson; 2. Kyle Olson; 13. Schmitt; 4. Tony Olson; 5. Kaplan; 6. Logue; 7. Schrage; 8. Roth; 9. Inman; 10. Peterson; 11. Bartz; 12. Schmidt; 13. Soppe; 14. Carter; 15. Dusty Masolini; 16. Zackery Raab; 17. Kauffman; 18. Dylon Waldvogel; 19. Tim Fobian; 20. Hults; 21. Dan Melton; 22. VanWyk; 23. Ryan King; 24. Logan Anderson. Joel Rust, defending race winner Richie Gustin, Cayden Carter and Jeff Aikey completed the top five. By Joyce Eisele The wins keep coming for Jordan Grabouski, with his Saturday IMCA Modified checkers at Marshalltown Speedway’s World Nationals good for $10,000. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) Stock Cars – 1. Jordan Grabouski; 2. Damon Murty; 3. Jimmy Gustin; 4. Todd Reitzler; 5. Benji LaCrosse; 6. Mike Coel; 7. Josh Mroczkowski; 8. Jeff Mueller; 9. Jason Cummins; 10. Dan Mackenthun; 11. Jeff Wollam; 12. Tyler Pickett; 13. Leah Wroten; 14. Hannah Chesmore; 15. David Atcher; 16. Elijah Zevenbergen; 17. Jeremy Christians; 18. Troy Burkhart; 19. Jared Daggett; 20. Mitchell Evens; 21. Kevin Rose; 22. Dallon Murty; 23. Bob Ahrendsen; 24. Brock Badger. Hobby Stocks – 1. Kaden Reynolds; 2. Solomon Bennett; 3. Miciah Hidlebaugh; 4. Jason Fusselman; 5. Wayne Gifford; 6. Jamie Coady; 7. Seth Janssen; 8. Curt Reed; 9. Josh Saunders; 10. Josh Vancannon; 11. Scott Ellis; 12. Matt Wahl 13. Austin Mehmen; 14. Breyden Forbes; 15. Kinser Ellis; 16. Andy Peck; 17. Dylan Nelson; 18. Austin Hoeft; 19. David Simpson; 20. Aaron Martin; 21. Eric Knutson; 22. Ben Newhouse; 23. Jerry Glass. The race resumed with Grabouski leading the field to green. Rust was running second when the next lap was scored and set his sights on overtaking the leader. The $10,000 paycheck came near the end of a campaign that saw the Beatrice, Neb., driver race to IMCA Modified and IMCA Sunoco national crowns. His 69 total feature wins during the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season also included the April Frostbuster at Marshalltown. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock national rookie of the year Kaden Reynolds swept the weekend’s $500 to win features. Modifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski; 2. Joel Rust; 3. Richie Gustin; 4. Cayden Carter; 5. Jeff Aikey; 6. Benji LaCrosse; 7. Brandon Beckendorf; 8. Michael Long; 9. Ken Schrader; 10. Mike Mullen; 11. Jimmy Gustin; 12. Ethan Braaksma; 13. Tim Ward; 14. Tyler Droste; 15. Marcus Yarie; 16. Taylor Musselman; 17. Jacob Hobscheidt; 18. Ronn Lauritzen; 19. Tom Berry Jr.; 20. Kyle Brown; 21. Jacob Murray; 22. Jeff Larson; 23. Todd Shute; 24. Kollin Hibdon. Grabouski had also won Friday’s opening night feature for the Stock Cars. Damon Murty took the $1,000 top prize in that division on night two. It wasn’t to be on this night, however, as Grabouski held tight to his lead and flashed under the checkers first for the win. The 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying victory was already his third. Northern SportMods – 1. Dylan VanWyk; 2. Cody Thompson; 3. Brayton Carter; 4. Austin Kaplan; 5. Tyler Inman; 6. Travis Peterson; 7. Johnathon Logue; 8. Jake McBirnie; 9. Brandon Schmitt; 10. Austin Schrage; 11. Tony Olson; 12. Kyle Olson; 13. Jason Bass; 14. Josh Sink; 15. Brian Kauffman; 16. Gabe Zellner; 17. Ronnie Hults; 18. Jordan Bartz; 19. Bernie Miller; 20. Kevin Bethke; 21. Tyler Soppe; 22. Jason Roth; 23. Jayden Schmidt; 24. Chase Rudolf. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod winners were Dylan VanWyk on opening night and Cody Thompson on night two. Both victories were good for $1,000. Oct. 26 Feature Results MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (Oct. 26) – Jordan Grabouski made a banner 2019 season even more memorable Saturday night, winning the IMCA Modified main event at Marshalltown Speedway’s 13th annual World Nationals. Stock Cars – 1. Damon Murty; 2. Mroczkowski; 3. Zevenbergen; 4. Christians; 5. Reitzler; 6. Mueller; 7. Johnny Spaw; 8. Trent Nolan; 9. Cummins; 10. Troy Jerovetz; 11. Wollam; 12. Mackenthun; 13. Burkhart; 14. Atcher; 15. Badger; 16. Pickett; 17. Doug Russell; 18. Grabouski; 19. Dallon Murty; 20. Scooter Dulin; 21. John Watson; 22. Gustin; 23. Coel; 24. Jason Fisher. Oct. 25 Feature Results Hobby Stocks – 1. Reynolds; 2. Fusselman; 3. Hidlebaugh; 4. Cody Williams; 5. Mehmen; 6. Reed; 7. Knutson; 8. Bennett; 9. Vancannon; 10. Coady; 11. Justin Shearn; 12. Martin; 13. Janssen; 14. Forbes; 15. Peck; 16. Eric Stanton; 17. Brandon Nielsen; 18. Jack Phillips; 19. Kinser Ellis; 20. Saunders; 21. Jeremy Ertman; 22. Wahl; 23. Kyle Jared.
RelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is being investigated by the club after a video emerged online where he is seen inhaling gas from a balloon, according to media reports on Sunday.The video, circulated online, showed the 28-year-old French striker appearing to inhale from the balloon and sitting back as his eyes close. “This is a private matter which we are taking seriously. It will be handled internally,” the club said in a statement.The incident comes after several of the club’s players were warned in December 2018 for inhaling gas from balloons, believed to be nitrous oxide or “laughing gas”.That was after CCTV footage of a private party at a club in August emerged.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Alexander LacazetteArsenalBalooncctvLaughing Gas