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Vermont commercial vehicle enforcement begins tomorrow on I-91

first_imgThe Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles will participate in Road Check 2009, an international safety activity that will take place June 2-4 throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. International Road Check 2009 will emphasize promoting both safety and security on North American highways through the inspection of commercial vehicles and drivers. Along Interstate 91 in Guilford and Putney, more than 30 truck and bus safety inspectors from DMV’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit, several municipal police agencies, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, I.R.S Fuel Compliance and the U.S. Border Patrol will be on the job night and day during the 72-hour period checking vehicles and drivers at inspection sites.  In addition, roving patrols will inspect vehicles and drivers traveling on other highways.Certified inspectors will check critical vehicle safety elements, as well as determine drivers’ fitness for duty.Road Check 2009 also will emphasize enforcement for commercial vehicle drivers who fail to wear their safety belt. According to recent studies, only about 72 percent of truck drivers heed the federal law that requires them to wear a safety belt to avoid injury or death if there is a crash.Although inspectors perform this work everyday, Road Check 2009 will place a special emphasis on year-round commercial vehicle and driver safety inspections, as well as other driver safety programs aimed at saving lives on North American highways.More than 3 million roadside safety inspections are conducted each year by specially trained inspectors. The number of inspections is growing each year as the volume of commercial traffic increases.last_img read more

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Success follows gratitude

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.I wanted to share with you a couple articles I came across that highlight the importance of gratitude, which is so important to achieving success.“People who approach life with a sense of gratitude are constantly aware of what’s wonderful in their life. Because they enjoy the fruits of their successes, they seek out more success. And when things don’t go as planned, people who are grateful can put failure into perspective,” says an article from Inc.com.From a Forbes article: “People who are grateful not only seek out more successes, they draw successes into their lives. When you are grateful, others like to be around you. Your appreciation includes and supports them. You help them see the positive elements inherent in daily life, and to feel more hopeful about the possibility of future success.”Inc.com contributor Geoffrey James also recommends practicing and “exercising” your gratitude just before you go to bed by listing the events of the day and how they created positive feelings. continue reading »last_img read more

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7 data-proven tricks that increase form submissions

first_imgIf a stranger walked up to you on the street and asked you for your name, email, home address, and phone number, would you answer them?Asking for people’s information is a big request. Your website probably has plenty of forms used to generate leads and applications. By default, people are wary of giving out their information, so you need to make forms appear trustworthy and easy. Otherwise you’ll lose out on conversions.In fact, the specific way you collect information directly impacts the volume of people who are willing to give it. There are certain form techniques that are intimidating and off-putting, even if just subconsciously. Other techniques invite users to give you their information more quickly and freely, which means more borrowers and members for your credit union, in the long run. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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20-foot Swastika Dug Into Levittown Field, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 20-foot by 20-foot swastika was dug into the grass at a park in Levittown and Nassau County police are investigating the discovery as a bias crime, authorities said.A woman walking her dog found the massive symbol of Nazi Germany at the Nick Sguina ball field on Polaris Drive just south of Jerusalem Avenue at 4 p.m. Friday, police said.The incident is the latest in a string of hate crimes recently reported on Long Island. A Nassau Community College student was arrested this week for repeatedly making swastika graffiti at the East Garden City campus. Swastika graffiti was also found over the past month in Islip, Hauppauge and Mineola, where someone also spray painted racial slurs accompanied by the phrase “Make America White Again,” a play on President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign slogan.Under New York State law, swastika graffiti is considered aggravated first-degree harassment punishable by up to four years in prison and $5,000 in fines, plus restitution.Second Squad detectives ask anyone with information on this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

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BCSO dishes out safety tips ahead of Valentine’s Day

first_imgWhile Harting may be in his uniform most of the time, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have plans just like you. “Around Valentine’s Day, you have couples who are going to try and make amends in their relationship or they’re just going to spend a lot of time together, so there’s a tendency for higher domestic violence,” Harting said. Lt. Benjamin Harting said having a plan is vital. “Whether it be the app, Uber, Lyft, taxi, a friend, it doesn’t hurt to take a quick picture of the license plate, let your friends know what the car is you’re getting in,” Harting said. “We say it over and over again: make a good life decision, have a plan, don’t drink and drive,” Harting said. “If you’re leaving your kids at home, have a reliable babysitter.” “We recommend people obviously tell your friends and family what you’re up to if you’re going to meet someone, just so they’re aware of where you and where you are going,” Harting said. But while the Broome County Sheriff’s Office wants you and your Valentine to enjoy the day, they also have tips to keep you and the people you love safe. Time with people close to each other is a given, but even then, Harting says to be aware of anything that could go south. If you take a ride-share service, there’s always a simple thing you can do to make sure your ride goes as smoothly as possible. Those fancy and romantic dinners can often have alcohol involved, so making travel arrangements from Point A to Point B can make all the difference. TOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) – Valentine’s Day is often associated with dinners, chocolates and special time with loved one. The day of love safety tips even extending to dating apps, popular among younger adults. “Taking my daughter to dinner,” Harting said with a smile. “To me she is a very important female in my life and I want to make sure she knows that she can always rely on me for things, so every Valentine’s Day it’s me and her.”last_img read more

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West Yorkshire, Merseyside, Lancashire funds to join infrastructure JV

first_imgIn a statement, the LPP said: “The expansion allows GLIL Infrastructure access to a greater pool of financial commitments and investment expertise from its five contributing funds, cementing it as a significant and serious investor in the UK infrastructure market.”The planned link-up was first reported in February, but today marks the first official confirmation.The funds have previously stated their intention to raise infrastructure allocations to 10% of each pension fund’s portfolio.The Berkshire Pension Fund is also in talks to join GLIL and plans to become the third stakeholder in the LPP.The £35bn Border to Coast pool of 12 pension funds is also said to be in talks to join the infrastructure joint venture.Increasing public pension funds’ investments in infrastructure is a cornerstone of the UK government’s asset-pooling project.Each of the eight LGPS pools has been specifically told to factor in infrastructure investment to their plans. The London Pension Fund Authority and Greater Manchester Pension Fund’s joint venture for infrastructure investing has been boosted with three new public sector investors.West Yorkshire Pension Fund, Merseyside Pension Fund and Lancashire County Pension Fund have signed up to the GLIL Infrastructure fund, taking its assets from £500m (€598m) to £1.275bn.The collaboration brings together the Local Pensions Partnership (LPP) and Northern Powerhouse local government pension scheme pools, which are working on plans to pool assets more broadly.The two pools were in talks to combine their efforts across all asset classes, but this plan was abandoned during the summer.last_img read more

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IU East Recognizing Top Performing Students

first_imgIndiana University East is recognizing some of the schools top students who made the Chancellor’s List and Deans List.Students who take 12 or more credit hours and complete the semester with a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 scale are named to the Indiana University East Chancellor’s List. The following is the spring 2014 Chancellor’s List:Aurora -Ashley PrestonBatesville-Alan DoyleBrookville-Amanda GodseyLaurel-Hubert Branstetter and Kayleen MaddenLawrenceburg-Helen Potraffke and Meredith ScudderLiberty-Clarissa Breeding and Kathleen KassensMetamora-Nikolas NataliIU East students who take 12 or more credit hours and complete the semester with a grade point average of 3.5 or above are named to the Indiana University East Dean’s List. The following is the spring 2014 Dean’s List:Batesville-Michael Eckstein, Douglas Eckstein, Kenneth Hampson and Kyle RutterBath-Brittni GeorgeBrookville-Coren Baudendistel, Ethan Burkhart, Lauren Lunsford, Brooke Morford, Mariah Peters, Roberta Roberts, Summer Ruf and Bethanyann WagersCedar Grove-Nicole GregoryDillsboro-Kara Cleeter and Sandra MuncyGreensburg-Lyndsey ReceveurLaurel-Abigail Blake and Richard LewisMetamora-Leiara Eversole, Keith Miller and Adam PetersOsgood-Allison DemareeVersailles-Cynthia Brunner and Jessica Kiefferlast_img read more

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Batesville, MS asking for President-elect’s help

first_imgBATESVILLE, Miss. — After President-elect Donald Trump’s success at saving jobs at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis from moving to Mexico, more businesses are asking for help.The mayor of Batesville, Mississippi is trying to get Trump’s attention to intervene in moving jobs from the Batesville Casket Company plant in Batesville, Mississippi.Right now the plan is to move production from that plant in Mississippi to Mexico, which would put 200 people out of work.last_img

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Bulldogs Weekend Track Results

first_imgIt was a busy Easter Break for the Batesville High School track team. On Thursday, the Bulldogs hosted the Lawrenceburg Tigers and finished with a split night.The ladies came out victorious winning every event of the night and finishing with a score of 110-14. On the boys side, it was neck and neck all night with Batesville claiming 7 first place finishes to Lawrenceburg’s 8. It came down to the last event, the 4 x 400m relay to decide the outcome of the meet. Batesville had a two point lead and needed to win the last relay to keep the win, but the Lawrenceburg Tigers did not go down without a fight. According to their coach, they dropped just over 8 seconds from their best time of the season to just outbeat the Bulldogs which also gave themthe team victory for the night, 63-60. Great performance Lawrenceburg!Earlier in the evening, the focus was on the Bulldog’s top hurdler, Garrett Wagner, who flew through the 110m hurdles and brought down a 1995 school record by Matt Doll at 14.91. Garrett was clocked at an incredible 14.65! Congratulations Garrett!Blue ribbons for the night went to:Garrett Wagner-110m hurdles (14.65), 300m hurdles (40.84)Caleb Moster-1600m run(4:57.22)Adam Moster-3200m run (11:00.63)Quinten Gowdy-800m run (2:14.5)Katherine Roell-shot put(28’5″) and discus(69’10”)Alison Muckerheide-long jump (15’11.75″)Stephanie Nobbe-pole vault, 100m dash(12.84), 200m dash(27.38)Gabby Gibbs-high jump (4’9″)Kierra Brock-100m hurdles (20.5)Mary Poltrack-800m run(2:43.22) and 1600m run (5:53.66)Haylee Harmeyer-400m dash(1:03.59)Audrey Maupin-300m hurdles (57.88)Liz Loichinger-3200m run (12:26.93)4 x 800m relay teams of Quinten Gowdy, Michael Ripperger, Luke Esser and Caleb Moster(9:05) and Haylee Harmeyer, Liz Loichinger, Audrey Maupin and Emma Gausman(10:38)4 x 100m relay teams of Zach Harmeyer, Henry Lipinski, CJ Thomas and Gavin Koester(46.66) and Madeleine Robben, Sophie Meadows, Gabby Gibbs and Stephanie Nobbe (53.53)4 x 400m relay of Madeleine Robben, Alison Muckerheide, Emma Gausman and Haylee Harmeyer (4:27.62)2nd place winners were:Jon Kurtz-shot putChris Laymon-long jumpAdam Moster-1600m runIan Yorn-400m dashHenry Lipinski-300m hurdlesLuke Esser-3200m runHaylee Harmeyer-long jumpMelanie Werner-pole vaultKatie Bohman-100m hurdlesEmma Gausman-1600m runBritany Venis-400m dashKierra Brock-300m hurdlesAlison Muckerheide-200m dashSarah Poltrack-3200m runAnd finishing out the scoring in 3rd place were:Ben Kreig-discusHenry Lipinski-long jumpTrevor Gartenman-110m hurdlesGavin Koester-100m dash and 200m dashBen Miller-400m dashMichael Ripperger-800m runKatie Bohman-shot putBritany Venis-long jump and 200m dashAbby Blomer-discusAlison Muckerheide-100m dashMelanie Werner-800m runThere were many personal best for the night and they were by event:Pole Vault-Stephanie NobbeLong Jump-Manav PatelHigh Jump-gabby GibbsShot Put-Joe Bruns, Ben Kurtz, Dylan Flannery, Nick Tekulve, Rebecca DeputyDiscus-Joe Bruns, Dylan Flannery, Ben Krieg100m dash-Jon Kurtz, Abby Blomer200m dash-Charlie Laymon, Abby Blomer110/100m hurdles-Garrett Wagner, Katie Bohman400m dash-Ben Miller, Matt Thomas, Britany Venis1600m run-Adam Moster4 x 800m relay splits-Luke Esser, Ben Krieg, Matt Thomas, Liz Loichinger4 x 400m relay splits-Quinten Gowdy, Caleb Moster, Joesph Choi, Zach Harmeyer, Charlie Laymon, Henry Lipinski, Matt Thomas, Ben Miller, Drew McLeod, Haylee Harmeyer, Gabby Gibbs.Then on Saturday, several members of the Bulldog track team traveled to Marian University to participate in the Midwest Prep Meet. This meet is only for those events individuals or relays have qualified for prior by hitting standards set, either by a certain time or distance.Batesville had many event competing on Saturday. Individuals that qualified were: Garrett Wagner in the 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles, Caleb Moster in the 1600 and 3200m run, Nathan Bedel and Robert Strobel in pole vault, Stephanie Nobbe in the 100 and 200m dash, Mary Poltrack and Emma Gausman in the 1600m run and 3200m run, Sarah Poltrack and Liz Loichinger in the 1600m run, both boys and girls 4 x 100m relay teams consisting of Garrett Wagner, Peyton Meyer, Zach Harmeyer and Nathan Bedel and Madeleine Robben, Sophie Meadows, Gabby Gibbs and Haylee Harmeyer, both boys and girls 4 x 400m relay teams consisting of Garrett Wagner, Ian Yorn, Quinten Gowdy and Caleb Moster and Madeleine Robben, Liz Liochinger, Sarah Poltrack and Haylee Harmeyer, and both the boys and girls 4 x 800m relay teams of Quinten Gowdy, Michael Ripperger, Joseph Choi and Caleb Moster and Mary Poltrack, Liz Loichinger, Emma Gausman and Sarah Poltrack.Although the weather was a little warm and a bit windy, the girls 4 x 800m relay team did not stop them from breaking the school record by just less than a second. The old time set two years ago at 10:05.22 is now set at 10:04.41…again by Mary Poltrack, Liz Loichinger, Emma Gausman and Sarah Poltrack. This time gave them a 3rd place finish. Way to go ladies!Also placing in this tough competition was Garrett Wagner snagging 2nd place in both 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles, Haylee Harmeyer was 5th in the 400m dash, Caleb Moster was 7th and Sarah Poltrack was 8th in the 1600m run, and the boys 4 x 800m relay placed 8th. Great job Bulldogs!A couple of personal bests were ran at this meet as well which were: Haylee Harmeyer in the 400m dash, the 800 splits of Liz Loichinger, Emma Gausman and Joseph Choi and the 400m relay split of Quinten Gowdy. Congratulations to everyone qualified!Tuesday, the Bulldogs head to East Central to take on the Trojans and the Greensburg Pirates.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.last_img read more

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UWF to Induct 2007 Hall of Fame Class on Saturday

first_img Share UWF to Induct 2007 Hall of Fame Class on Saturday Sept. 28, 2007PENSACILA, Fla. – The recent Hall of Fame inductions for the University of West Florida Athletics include the 1997 Men’s Tennis Team, Jerry Fogle of Men’s Basketball, Frank Leo of Men’s Golf, Men’s Tennis Doubles Partner’s David Brandt and Nick Lioce, and Cross Country Coach Stuart Towns. The induction will take place at the UWF Fieldhouse, Saturday, September 29th at 11:30 AM.The 1997 Men’s Tennis team coached by Ralph “Skeeter” Carson had an outstanding year in their first year of eligibility in the NCAA, by finishing its season in the NCAA Championship match. The second seeded Argonauts would fall in the finals to top-ranked Landers; however, playing in the finals and earning a #2 final ranking was an outstanding achievement for a team moving from the NAIA to the NCAA Division II. The 1997 team had three All-Gulf South Conference players, including the GSC East Player of the Year, Patric Stabark , and the doubles team of Holger Rebholz and Jens Gerlach, who earned ITA/NCAA Division II All-American Doubles honors.Frank Leo was a Division II PING All-American in both 1998 and 1999. Leo finished tied for 15th at the 1999 NCAA Division II National Championships. Over a four year career from 1995-99, he finished in the top 10 in nearly every regular season tournament, and twice qualified for the Division II National Championships, and placed 10th in the NAIA National Championships in 1996.Jerry Fogle played Men’s Basketball for Coach Don Hogan from 1996-1998 as a guard, and was named to the 1997 All-GSC First Team, and the 1998 All-GSC Second Team. Currently, Jerry has 28 records that still rank in the UWF top 10 All-time.In 1997, Jerry led the GSC in scoring at 19.2 points per game and was in the top ten in the conference for three point shooting. During that season he also set the single game scoring record with 39 points against William Carey, a record which stills stands today.During his career, Fogle scored in double figures in 48 of the 54 games he played in, and led the team in scoring 27 times. He finished his career with 958 points, sixth in school history, and a 17.7 scoring average, second in UWF history.Dr. Stuart Towns founded the West Florida Men’s Cross Country Program in 1986, and while Coaching the Argos from 1986 to 1999, he took nine teams to the NAIA National Championship Meet. The best team in his tenure may have been the 1993 team that finished 19-1 and finished in the top 20 at the National Meet.During his reign as head coach, Towns was named NAIA District 27 Coach of the Year twice, in then in 1996 and 1998, he received GSC Coach of the Year honors. Coach Towns also had 17 harriers reach All-GSC status, six NAIA All-Americans, and six GSC scholar-athletes, all while accumulating a 384-154 record. His teams won two Gulf South Conference Championships, and twice finished second in the conference.Men’s Tennis Doubles partners David Brandt and Nick Lioce were the Argos #1 Doubles team for much of 1986, 1987, and 1988. In 1987, they reached the NAIA National Doubles Semi-finals.During a fabulous 1987 season, the two were named NAIA All-Americans in doubles, while Lioce was also an NAIA Academic All-American, and Brandt was also a NAIA All-American in Singles.Lioce was also named the UWF Athlete of the year for 1988, while Brandt was the ITA/NAIA Senior Player of the year for 1989. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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