152 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Civil Society Minister Tracey Crouch is calling for members of the public to have their say on the new Civil Society Strategy.The Government launched a public call for evidence on 27 February, which is open to anyone to share their views for the next 12 weeks.The engagement exercise for the Civil Society Strategy looks at four themes that aim to strengthen civil society further, explore the best way sectors can work together, and empower people to take action on issues that matter to them and improve the places they live and work in. People are asked to give their views through an online platform, split into four sections: Our Civil Society, People, Partnerships and Places.The work will build on the government’s current work with young people and youth organisations, as well as efforts to grow social impact investing, tackle loneliness and build integrated communities.Further to the online platform, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport will also hold events around the country where people will be invited to talk about civil society.Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, said:“The civil society sector is incredible and works hard to deliver so much for people and communities. I want to bring these individuals and organisations together even more to improve communities and help tackle the everyday challenges that people face. The strategy will be important in our mission to build a fairer society and help secure a better future for the next generation. I encourage everyone with an interest in this important area to come forward and make their voices heard.”The Civil Society Strategy will be developed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, together with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and other government departments. 151 total views, 1 views today Public asked to have their say on new Civil Society Strategy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Advertisement Melanie May | 1 March 2018 | News Tagged with: Office for Civil Society strategy About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fed’s Labor Market Index Shows Signs of Recovery In September About Author: Tory Barringer Sign up for DS News Daily Print This Post Fed’s Labor Market Index Shows Signs of Recovery In September Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago After slowing for the fourth straight month in August, the Federal Reserve’s gauge of conditions in the labor market made a slight recovery in September.The Fed’s labor market conditions index, which the central bank said it will now release on a monthly basis, added 2.5 points in September after increasing only 2 points in August—its lowest pace of growth in 13 months.As a broad measure of the market, the Fed’s index includes a number of indicators that go beyond just the national unemployment rate, including average hourly earnings, hiring rates, and labor force participation, among others. It has been cited by Fed researchers as a more comprehensive tool for the central bank’s policymakers to use when considering their next move, such as ending bond purchases—a likely development next month—or raising interest rates, which they’re expected to do by the middle of 2015.After slowing down in January, the index accelerated through much of the year’s first half, posting an improvement of 4.9 points in March before hitting peak growth of 7.1 points in April as the economy started a streak of strong monthly payroll gains.The latest increase comes as the labor market reportedly added 248,000 new jobs, helping to bring the unemployment rate down to 5.9 percent.At the same time, however, the labor force participation rate continued to drop as more Americans gave up on looking for work. According to the government’s, numbers, the national U-6 unemployment rate—which includes people marginally attached to the work force and those working part-time for economic reasons—is 11.8 percent. Tagged with: Federal Reserve Jobs Labor Market Index Unemployment Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Federal Reserve Jobs Labor Market Index Unemployment 2014-10-06 Tory Barringer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago October 6, 2014 964 Views Previous: Texas Still Among Nation’s Lowest in Foreclosure Inventory Next: FHFA Extends Comment Period for Proposed FHLB Rule Until January 12 in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago
Facebook Facebook Pinterest Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Update – PSNI name man who died after Derry altercation Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Police in Derry have named the 24 year old man who died following an assault in the Waterside last night as Gerard Quinn.The incident happened in the Milldale Crescent area of Derry, at around 10.30 last night.He was taken to nearby Altnagelvin Hospital, but died a short time later.A second 24-year-old man also received head injuries in the incident, which are not believed to be life threatening.A 16-year-old youth has been arrested and remains in police custody.Police have renewed their appeal to anyone with information to come forward. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleDonegal Boxing Board chairman Peter O’Donnell praises young boxersNext articleIrish Open win – a special one for Rory McIlroy admin By admin – May 22, 2016 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp
The Malden Police Department also took a stand against venturing outside in the sweltering heat, stating that all criminal activity has been put on hold “until further notice.” “It is going to be extremely hot over the weekend,” the police department posted to Facebook. “Malden Police is advising all criminals to stay inside until further notice.” “Due to the extreme heat, we are asking anyone thinking of doing criminal activity to hold off until Monday,” the Braintree Police Department posted to Facebook. “It is straight up hot as soccer balls out there. Conducting criminal activity, in this extreme heat is next level henchmen status, and also very dangerous.” Multiple police departments requested that any would-be criminals spare them from having to respond during scorching temperatures. The police department suggested that people stay home, blast the air conditioning and binge-watch Season 3 of Stranger Things instead. Around 93 million people were under excessive heat warnings and advisories over the weekend, including several states in the Northeast. In Massachusetts, the heat index was slated to reach as high as 112 degrees in some places, according to ABC Boston affiliate WCVB-TV. Temperatures are expected to drop to normal on Monday. iStock(BOSTON) — Police in Massachusetts asked a simple favor of residents who may be planning a crime over the weekend: Please wait until the heat wave is over to conduct your criminal activity.Around 93 million people were under excessive heat warnings and advisories over the weekend, including several states in the Northeast. In Massachusetts, the heat index was slated to reach as high as 112 degrees in some places, according to ABC Boston affiliate WCVB-TV.Multiple police departments requested that any would-be criminals spare them from having to respond during scorching temperatures.“Due to the extreme heat, we are asking anyone thinking of doing criminal activity to hold off until Monday,” the Braintree Police Department posted to Facebook. “It is straight up hot as soccer balls out there. Conducting criminal activity, in this extreme heat is next level henchmen status, and also very dangerous.”The police department suggested that people stay home, blast the air conditioning and binge-watch Season 3 of Stranger Things instead.The Malden Police Department also took a stand against venturing outside in the sweltering heat, stating that all criminal activity has been put on hold “until further notice.”“It is going to be extremely hot over the weekend,” the police department posted to Facebook. “Malden Police is advising all criminals to stay inside until further notice.”However, the department warned residents that they are still ready to uphold the law, stating that they are “staying hydrated to ensure that the great City of Malden is protected.”Temperatures are expected to drop to normal on Monday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.(BOSTON) — Police in Massachusetts asked a simple favor of residents who may be planning a crime over the weekend: Please wait until the heat wave is over to conduct your criminal activity. However, the department warned residents that they are still ready to uphold the law, stating that they are “staying hydrated to ensure that the great City of Malden is protected.”
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) — The New England Patriots have reportedly added a veteran wide receiver to their roster.Citing league sources, ESPN reports the team has acquired Mohamed Sanu from the Atlanta Falcons. In exchange for the 30-year-old wide receiver, the Falcons received a second-round draft pick.Sanu seemed to hint at the trade, tweeting, “I appreciate everything the organization has done for my family & I. Mr. Blank, TD, Coach Q, & everyone through the organization, I am forever grateful for the opportunity.” October 22, 2019 /Sports News – National Report: Patriots get Mohamed Sanu from Falcons in exchange for draft pick See you soon. https://t.co/2QgSuWbTXB— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) October 22, 2019So far this season, his eighth in the NFL, Sanu has 33 receptions for 313 yards and one touchdown.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. I appreciate everything the organization has done for my family & I. Mr. Blank, TD, Coach Q, & everyone through the organization, I am forever grateful for the opportunity. To my Teammates & fan y’all know how I feel about y’all love y’all to death. #ThankYou— Mohamed Sanu Sr. (@Mo_12_Sanu) October 22, 2019Patriots quarterback Tom Brady also welcomed him to the team, tweeting, “See you soon.” Written by Beau Lund
Additional Information:Salary Range: $60,000.00 – 65,000.00 Annual SalaryClassification Type: Regular EmployeeApplication Deadline: February 1, 2021, or thereafter untilfilled.Hiring is subject to state appropriation funding.Final candidates are required to provide sealed transcripts and/orcertifications.Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.Massachusetts Bay Community College is an affirmative action/equalopportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis ofrace, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age,veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity,or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required byTitle IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans withDisabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and otherapplicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibitssexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries orcomplaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, orsexual violence shall be referred to the College’s for AffirmativeAction and/or Title IX Coordinator, Lisa MacDonald, Director ofEquity Compliance, [email protected], (781) 239-3147, theMassachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the EqualEmployment Opportunities Commission or the United States Departmentof Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Serve as academic advisor to students;Post and maintain a minimum of four (4) office hours perweek;Serve on College committees as elected or appointed;Attend Program, Department, Division, Faculty, and Committeemeetings;Assist in selecting and recommending suitable instructionalmaterials, and textbooks;Participate in improvement and development of academic programsand resources in consultation with the academic dean(s);Use technology effectively to communicate and to enhanceclassroom learning as appropriate;Engage in professional development activities to maintainexcellence in teaching and learning;Submit all course related rosters at completion of coursewithin the college deadlines;Carry out other related duties as assigned by the Deanconsistent with the Collective Bargaining agreement; Assistant Professor, BiologyDepartment: Life SciencesLocation: Wellesley HillsMassBay fosters educational excellence and academic success toprepare students for local and global citizenship, to meet criticalworkforce demands of communities, and to contribute to the region’seconomic development.Massachusetts Bay Community College values diversity,inclusion, and collaboration. We strongly encourage members ofunderrepresented communities to apply to join ourcommunity.Located in Greater Boston, MassBay is a comprehensive, open-accesscommunity college, offering associate degrees and certificateprograms on three campuses in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, andAshland, Massachusetts.Position Summary:The ideal candidate will join a vibrant and inclusive educationalcommunity, and have a desire and ability to work with a diversepopulation.Massachusetts Bay Community College invites applications for afull-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of AssistantProfessor of Biology from qualified applicants. Responsibilitieswill include developing and teaching undergraduate courses inBiology, taken typically by science majors. The ideal candidatewill demonstrate a passion for relevant technical field(s),collaborative work, and an ability to positively influence, mentorand work with diverse student populations. The successful candidatewill be comfortable offering hands-on laboratory courses using avariety of instruments, software, and tools. The candidate willdemonstrate a solid understanding of a community college’s role inworkforce development, shared governance, commitment tocollaboration, and professional development. This position willassist the department in tracking and identifying industry/employerneeds, and will develop relevant courses and teaching strategiesfor students with diverse interests and learning styles in order tosupport student recruitment and retention.Key Responsibilities and DutiesTeach a full-time load of courses in biology involvingpreparation of course materials and assessments;Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading currentliterature, talking with colleagues, and participating inprofessional conferences;Conduct laboratory instruction conforming to best practices,including those for safety;Apply learning-centered educational practices that provide adiverse array of learning activities directly tied to definedoutcomes, use assessment data to improve instruction and learning,and participate in ongoing department and College-wide dialoguesabout teaching and learning;Prepare syllabi and develop curricula to address course/programrequirements, and student learning outcomes to meet graduationcompetencies as appropriate; Preferred Qualifications:Doctorate preferred.Strong communicator and effective classroom facilitator whoenjoys teaching in a student-centered, culturally diverseenvironment.Teaching experience in a community college;Experience writing grant proposals;Familiarity with use of appropriate educational technology andequipment;Familiarity with accreditation standards;Experience promoting innovation in the classroom.Interest in and familiarity with workforce development needs inthe regional community; Excellent written and oral communication skills. This list is not to be considered all-inclusive. A supervisor mayassign other duties as required to meet the needs and foster themission of the College.All employees of MassBay are expected to work collegially andcollaboratively within a community that values and celebratesdiversity.Required Qualifications:Required Qualifications:A Master’s degree in Biology, or a closely relatedfield;
Former Deputy Police Chief Drew Sisk was sworn in as Bayonne Police Chief this month. His desk now overlooks two large televisions mounted on his office wall that display real-time police dispatches. He’s in charge now of overseeing the entire department, taking over from retired Police Chief Drew Niekrasz, who was in Sisk’s graduating class of 1988 at the Jersey City Police Academy. “I actually wanted to be a mortician,”Sisk revealed. “I was an apprentice mortician for a brief amount of time before I decided on a career as a police officer.” Sisk attended mortuary school, learning about embalmment and driving hearses. But Sisk was inspired by family and friends who were joining the police ranks. He said he intends to build on the policies of former Police Chief Niekrasz, who was instrumental in modernizing the department’s technology. “He was a real tech guy and made very important advancements here at the department,” Sisk said. “We owe a lot to Chief Niekrasz.” Click here for more.The Bayonne Board of Education (BBOED) hired back 116 teachers at a special meeting on Thursday, July 6, after laying off nearly 300 staff members in the spring to ease a substantial budget shortfall unearthed in November. The reinstatements bring the total number of staff brought back to 204. Parents and teachers crowded around a bulletin board, where notices of the reinstatements were posted before the start of the meeting, relaying the good news to friends in the crowd with thumbs up. The news comes right after the State Legislature agreed on a new school funding formula, in which Bayonne would receive six percent more than what Gov. Christopher Christie proposed in his “Fairness Formula,” amounting to about $3.2 million. Click here for more. × Cities across the country are in revival mode. Neighborhoods once isolated are now connected. Once dangerous roads are now safer for pedestrians and cyclists.Towns are facilitating projects that bring with them increased commerce and housing. But those projects need financing, and when a city doesn’t have enough money, it borrows. Typically, municipalities issue municipal bonds to cover the costs of a project, which a bank underwrites. Then,the municipal government pays interest to the bondholders using residents’ taxes. Meanwhile, bondholders live all over the world, oblivious to the projects they’re helping to finance and the community paying them interest. Bonds can also be part of an index fund managed by a securities firm, so investors do not have a direct relationship with the projects they finance. That’s the old way of municipal finance. But today, cities are experimenting with new financial technologies that can tap financial resources from more people at the local level, giving residents investment opportunities and a stake in the project’s success. They’re called “mini-bonds.” Like the name suggests, mini-bonds are types of municipal bonds that are issued in smaller denominations. While the threshold to purchase a municipal bond is $5,000, mini-bonds can be issued in denominations of $500 or $1,000, or however much a municipality decides. Purchasers are paid back in tax-free interest over the bond’s life span. Click here for more.
About the Vermont 100+The January 2012 edition will be VBM’s 25th annual Vermont 100+. In January 1987, we ran our first Vermont 100 ranking of the largest Vermont-based companies, predicated on 1986 revenues. Since then there have been only three companies that have been Number One, C&S Wholesale Grocers, National Life Group and Fletcher Allen Healthcare. The ranking was expanded beyond just 100 companies in the 1990s to allow for more diversity within industry categories. Now we use a $3 million cutoff for the list. All Vermont-based companies and stand-alone subsidiaries qualify.About Vermont Business MagazineSince 1972, VBM has been the leading source of statewide Vermont business news and data. It publishes every month, in addition to three annual publications: The Vermont Business & Manufacturers Directory (May), The Book of Lists (August), and the Ask the Experts/Business Profiles (December). VBM also sponsors or co-sponsors several business awards events: Vermont Centennial Business Awards (March); Best Places to Work in Vermont (April); Deane C Davis Outstanding Vermont Business of the Year Award (May); Vermont SBA Small Business Person of the Year (June); 5x5x5 Growth Awards (September); and Vermont Rising Stars (November). VBM will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2012.www.vermontbiz.com12.1.2011 AttachmentSize VT100_BLANK_Letter.doc32.5 KB Vermont Business Magazine,Vermont Business Magazine will publish the 25th anniversary edition of its Vermont 100+ list of the state’s largest Vermont-based companies in its January 2012 issue. VBM includes all companies with corporate headquarters here, including subsidiaries, with $3 million or more in revenues.All the companies ranked are also then broken out into industry sub-categories. They are also ranked into the fastest growing over 5, 10, 20 and 25 years. The list is used for the 5X5X5 growth awards next September, which VBM does in conjunction with KeyBank Vermont. The 5X5X5 honors the five fastest growing companies over the last five years in five different industry sectors.A list of last year’s ranking, with National Life once again leading the list, is below. Any company wishing to be included who has not already received a survey letter may print out and return the attached form. The deadline to return the form is December 12, 2011.The Vermont 100+ 2010 Rank Company Revenues ($ Million) 1National Life Group$1,540Montpelier2Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc$1,356.8Waterbury3Fletcher Allen Health Care$875Burlington4University of Vermont$579Burlington5Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont$552Montpelier6Casella Waste Systems Inc$522.3Rutland 7Pizzagalli Construction Company$373South Burlington8Central Vermont Public Service$342.1Rutland9Rutland Regional Medical Center$321.1Rutland10St Albans Cooperative Creamery Inc$320Saint Albans11Orvis Company Inc$300Sunderland12Champlain Oil Co, Inc$285South Burlington13Vermont Mutual Insurance Group$285Montpelier14Green Mountain Power Corp$249.4Colchester15Mack Group$228Arlington16SB Collins Inc$175Saint Albans17Velan Valve Corporation$152Williston18Seventh Generation$150Burlington19Heritage Automotive Group$148Burlington20Central Vermont Medical Center$137.2Barre21Southwestern Vermont Medical Center$130.3Bennington22MVP Health Care$130Williston23Union Mutual of Vermont Companies$113Montpelier24Vermont Electric Power Company$107Rutland25Vermont Gas Systems Inc$94.5Burlington26Okemo Mountain Resort$89.3Ludlow27BioTek Instruments$85Winooski28Dealer.com$85Burlington29GW Plastics Inc$85Bethel30King Arthur Flour Company$84.1Norwich31Harbour Industries Inc$80Shelburne32Maple Grove Farms of Vermont, Inc$80Saint Johnsbury33Brattleboro Retreat$78Brattleboro34Engelberth Construction Inc$78Colchester35Saint Michael’s College$77Colchester36Northwestern Medical Center, Inc$73Saint Albans37North Country Hospital$72Newport38Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc$71.6Johnson39DEW Construction Corp$71Williston40The Vermont Agency$70Burlington41Poulin Grain, Inc$68Newport42Brattleboro Memorial Hospital$61.2Brattleboro43Land Air Express of New England LTD$60.4Williston44SD Ireland Concrete Construction Corp$60South Burlington45Porter Medical Center, Inc$59.9Middlebury46Gifford Medical Center$59Randolph47Springfield Medical Care Systems, Inc.$59Springfield48Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital$58.4Saint Johnsbury49Cooperative Insurance Companies$57Middlebury50Champlain Cable Corp$55Colchester51Global Resource Options, Inc$55White River Jct52Burlington Electric Department$54.3Burlington53HUBER+SUHNER, Inc$51Essex Junction54Bond Auto Parts Inc.$50.7Barre55Copley Hospital, Inc$49Morrisville56Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center$47.8Windsor57Rock of Ages Corporation$45.5Barre58NRG Systems Inc.$43.5Hinesburg59Castleton State College$43Castleton60Sonnax Industries$42.5Bellows Falls61Earth Brothers Ltd$41.3North Springfield62Cine Magnetics Video And Digital Laboratories$41Charlotte63iTech US Inc$40.5South Burlington64Smugglers’ Notch Resort$40Jeffersonville65Child Travel Services, Inc$37Colchester66GS Precision, Inc$35.2Brattleboro67SymQuest Group, Inc$33.4South Burlington68Twincraft, Inc$32.5Winooski69Autumn Harp Inc$32Essex Junction70Barry T Chouinard Inc$32Northfield71Control Technologies Inc$31Williston72Bread Loaf Corporation$30Middlebury73Hazelett Strip-Casting Corp$30Colchester74Simon Pearce (US) Inc.$29Windsor75Britton Lumber Company Inc$26.8Fairlee76VNA of Chittenden & Grand Isle Counties$26.6Colchester77Hubbardton Forge Corporation$26.4Castleton78Mount Family Group, LTD$26Burlington79EF Wall and Associates$25Barre80Wright & Morrissey Inc$25Burlington81Vermont Composites, Inc$23Bennington82Small Dog Electronics$22.6Waitsfield83Vermont Precision Tools, Inc.$22.6Swanton84Instrumart$22Williston85New England Air Systems LLC$22Williston86North Hartland Tool Corp$21North Hartland87Chroma Technology Corp$19.2Bellows Falls88Offset House, Inc$19Essex89Whitman’s Feed Store, Inc$19North Bennington90Pizzagalli Properties LLC$18.6South Burlington91Hearthstone Quality Home Heating Products, Inc$18.5Morrisville92Neagley and Chase Construction Co$18.2South Burlington93Holstein Association USA$18Brattleboro94Macro International Inc$18Burlington95Vermont Heating & Ventilating$17Winooski96Naylor & Breen Builders Inc$16.8Brandon97Grace Cottage Hospital$16.2Townshend98PCM Image-Tek$15.9Springfield99Adecco$15.8South Burlington100Washington Electric Cooperative Inc$14.7East Montpelier101Hayes Ford Lincoln Mercury$14.1Newport102Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center$13.8South Burlington103Vermed Inc.$13.6Bellows Falls104Foster Motors$13.4Middlebury105Kalow Technologies Inc$13North Clarendon106Omega Optical, Inc$13Brattleboro107Westminster Cracker Company$13Rutland108Cersosimo Industries, Inc$12.9Brattleboro109SUI International, LTD$12.8Williston110Rice Lumber$12.7Shelburne111Granite Industries of Vermont, Inc$12.3Barre112MicroStrain, Inc$12Williston113Vermont Store Fixture Corporation$12Danby114Mobile Medical International Corporation$11.8Saint Johnsbury115Flex-A-Seal Inc.$11.5Essex Junction116ARC Mechanical Contractors$11Bradford117Logic Supply Inc$11South Burlington118Jager Di Paola Kemp Design$10.8Burlington119Southern Vermont College$10.8Bennington120All Earth Renewables$10.7Williston121Stowe Electric Dept$10.6Stowe122The Choice Care Card, LLC$10.2Waterbury Center123Preci-Manufacturing, Inc$9.9Winooski124Competitive Computing, Inc$9.7Colchester125Bennington Iron Works Inc$9.5Bennington126Hallam Associates, Inc$9.5South Burlington127Farm-Way$9.3Bradford128Windjammer Hospitality Group$9South Burlington129Connor Contracting, Inc$8.8Berlin130Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP$8.8South Burlington131TFM Construction$8.8Colchester132Dore & Whittier Architects$8.7South Burlington133CE Bradley Laboratories, Inc.$8.5North Brattleboro134Stewart Construction Inc$8.3Essex Junction135Acrylic Designs Inc$8.2North Springfield136Beans Mobile Homes Inc$8Lyndonville137Grafton Village Cheese Co, LLC$8Brattleboro138Homestead Design, Inc.$8Essex Junction139JA Morrissey, Inc$7.8Burlington140HA Manosh Corp$7.5Morrisville141McKernon Group, Inc$7.5Brandon142CCS Constructors LLC$7.4Morrisville143ReArch Company, LLC$7.4South Burlington144Vermont Public Radio$7.1Colchester145Spherion$7South Burlington146VHB$7North Ferrisburgh147DuBois & King, Inc$6.9Randolph148Spates Construction, Inc$6.9Derby149Twinstate/Voice.Data.Video, Inc$6.8Colchester150Lyndon Woodworking Inc$6.5Lyndon151GeoDesign Inc$6.4Windsor152Anichini Inc$6Tunbridge153Reynolds & Son Inc$6South Barre154Vermont Public Television$5.8Colchester155Cole Electric, Inc$5.6East Thetford156Advanced Illumination, Inc$5.5Rochester157Bates & Murray Inc$5.5Barre158College of St Joseph$5.5Rutland159Redstone Commercial Group$5.5Burlington160Wright Construction Co, Inc$5.5Mount Holly161Nathaniel Group Inc$5.3Vergennes162Northwoods Excavating Inc$5.3Thetford Center163Lovejoy Tool Co, Inc$5.1Springfield164Monument Farms, Inc$5.1Weybridge165Champlain Valley Exposition$5Essex Junction166TPW Management LLC$5Mancester Center167Dock Doctors, The$4.7Ferrisburgh168Martin’s Hardware & Building Supply Inc$4.5Bristol169ASIC North Inc$4.3Williston170Reliance Steel, Inc$4.3Colchester171Walker Construction, Inc$4.2Waterbury Center172Vermont Equipment Supply$4.1New Haven173Geiger Of Austria, Inc$4Middlebury174Kittell, Branagan & Sargent$4St Albans175Franklin August Trading, Inc$3.8Williston176SBE, Inc$3.8Barre177Creative Labels of Vermont, Inc$3.6Winooski178Davis Contracting Service$3.6Hardwick179Downeast Trading Co Inc$3.5Middlebury180EME Management$3.5North Springfield181The Buckley Company, LLC$3.5Colchester182Neil H Daniels, Inc$3.4Ascutney183HEB Manufacturing Co, Inc$3.3Chelsea184Homestead Landscaping$3.2Bondville185Aldrich + Elliott, P.C.$3.1Essex Junction 186The RehabGYM Inc$3.1Williston187Denis White Interior Contractors, Inc$3Williston188Repro Digital & Champlain Valley Printing$3Winooski
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police Saturday confirmed that the man found dead in a Great Neck gas station’s dumpster was a 39-year-old Brooklyn man kidnapped after leaving work Thursday.Menachem Stark’s body was discovered at the Getty gas station on 120 Cuttermill Road just before 4 p.m. Friday, police said.Investigators have yet to reveal a cause of death.Stark went missing around 11:30 p.m. Thursday after he was forced into a light colored Dodge Caravan on Rutledge Street in Williamsburg.The van was caught on surveillance.“They came out of the minivan and went straight for him,” the victim’s brother, Yitzy Stark, told the Daily News. “They grabbed him and he fought with them for about five minutes.”Both the New York Post and NBC New York reported that Stark’s body was burned, citing unnamed sources. Nassau police have yet to confirm if that was the case.Stark’s body was transported to the medical examiner’s office, police said.The investigation is ongoing.
As a compliance officer in today’s regulatory environment, it’s easy to pinball between hot button regulations that dominate the headlines. But the frantic pace of regulatory change has made it nearly impossible for credit unions to keep up with the latest changes – let alone ensure compliance with existing regulations. After analyzing the latest Banking Compliance Index (BCI) figures, three trends stand out for 2016: The enforcement climate is still hot, and only getting hotter. Many institutions lack compliance with longstanding, fundamental statutes. Agencies are still introducing change at a burdensome pace. Acclimating to a “New Normal”Anyone examining this quarter’s BCI figures closely will notice the jump in the enforcement rate against financial institutions up to 11.19 percent, which eclipses the enforcement rates of the preceding two quarters.Historically, the BCI tracked wild enforcement rate fluctuations within calendar years; for instance, over the past three years, the BCI has been in a range of 6.87% at the start of 2013 on the low end to 12.9% in Q2 of 2015. But more recently, we’ve seen enforcement rates steadily creep higher: over the last five quarters, the enforcement rate has consistently remained above 10 percent.This data supports the argument that bankers must acclimate to a “new normal,” where more than one in 10 financial institutions could face enforcement action in any given year.In our experience, some compliance leaders mistakenly believe focusing on the newest or most popular regulation for a short period of time will keep their institution safe from scrutiny or action. Our research team in the Regulatory Operations Center® has confirmed what bankers have long known: it takes regulatory bodies months if not years after introducing a new rule to begin cracking down. The average time from a new rule’s effective date to its first appearance in adverse examination-related findings is approximately two years.Back to BasicsHaving analyzed Q1 2016’s enforcement actions, one thing is clear: many institutions still struggle to comply with basic regulations that have been in place for years.The Bank Secrecy Act and Safety and Soundness standards aren’t new, and Call Reports have always required timely filing. But violations of those and other longstanding rules still cost institutions millions of dollars last quarter.With limited resources, compliance leaders can struggle to ensure their institution stays on the straight and narrow. They can often find themselves too distracted by incessant streams of new rules to chip away at the cumulative regulatory burden or take action to shore up fundamental compliance weaknesses. Bouncing from new regulatory item to new regulatory item, despite good intentions, doesn’t make institutions immune from examination woes or enforcement actions.What’s Sustainable?Amidst higher rates of enforcement, regulatory agencies still introduced 69 regulatory changes in Q1 2016, which equates to over 425 hours each institution must spend to ensure compliance with just these new requirements. At the end of the day, institutions still need the efforts of more than one full-time employee just to keep up with the most recent regulatory issuances from the previous quarter.Our team has also noticed a greater degree of complexity as well as specialization in the newest regulations, making it even more difficult for institutions to ensure compliance. And the volume of regulatory changes from quarter to quarter remains incredibly volatile and unpredictable. It’s challenging for compliance leaders to make sound staffing and forecasting decisions when they may need to pore over more than 4,000 pages of new regulations in one quarter (as was the case in Q4 2015) and 1,500 pages in another (as was the case for Q1 2016). A tripling of workload over a 90-day period, followed by a subsequent reduction to more normal levels immediately afterwards, can be difficult to accommodate using traditional methods.The self-directed approach to compliance management is proving difficult and unsustainable, if not impossible. When examiners come calling, they prefer to see detailed records of actionable progress to ensure compliance with regulations in question. An institution that can’t produce suitable evidence of its compliance actions finds itself in jeopardy of examiner criticism. An even worse consequence than unhappy examiners are inefficient business processes that mean dollars lost to ineffective outcomes. Given the perils of getting it wrong, it’s time for institutions to update their approaches to regulatory change management. By introducing better methods and modern technology to their compliance management systems, institutions can properly identify, evaluate and manage the many risks facing their organizations. 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Pam Perdue Pam is a distinguished regulatory expert with over 20 years of experience in compliance. In her career, Pam has served as a chief compliance officer, an educator and consultant for … Web: www.continuity.net Details