Community Capital of Vermont, a nonprofit 501c3 alternative business lender, has recently hired Judith Kaufman of Community Development Services as its Southern Vermont Loan Officer.Kaufman, on board since mid-May, will be handling all inquiries and applications from entrepreneurs seeking financing for the counties of Rutland, Bennington, Windham, and Windsor. Kaufman has a wide range of experience in small business and community development in Vermont and New Hampshire as well as internationally. Community Capital is pleased to have Kaufman join the Loan Officer team and encourages any business owner from the Southern part of the State who is interested in Community Capital financing to contact her at [email protected](link sends e-mail) or 802-371-8767. Inquiries from other parts of the state should call Loan Officer, Chris Rottler, at [email protected](link sends e-mail) or 802-479-1053, ext. 254.Community Capital provides flexible and affordable financing to entrepreneurs who have difficulty securing funds from a traditional bank for their business start-up or expansion. In business for over 10 years in central Vermont, Community Capital just recently expanded its services statewide and is now accepting applications for business loans from entrepreneurs in every corner of the state. Visit www.cvcapital.org(link is external) for more information. Community Capital is operated in partnership with the Central Vermont Community Action Council.
Newly board certified Florida lawyers September 1, 2005 Regular News Newly board certified Florida lawyers The Florida Bar recently certified 221 Florida lawyers as specialists in 19 areas of legal practice, including 109 attorneys certified in the newly approved construction law area. Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice.“With professionalism and competence at its core, The Florida Bar’s certification program sets ongoing goals to make us better lawyers and to improve the system of justice for the public we serve,” said Bar President Alan Bookman. “This evaluation of competence and character offers an opportunity for us as lawyers and provides an unparalleled benchmark for the public.”Certified attorneys are the only lawyers allowed to identify or advertise themselves as “Florida Bar Board Certified,” as specialists or as experts. Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. For more information, www.floridabar.org/certification or contact The Florida Bar’s Legal Specialization & Education Department at 850/561-5842. ADMIRALTY & MARITIME Jerry Dean Hamilton, Miami John W. Keller III, Coral Gables ANTITRUST AND TRADE REGULATION Keith Eugene Rounsaville, Orlando APPELLATE PRACTICE LAW Katherine Eastmoore Giddings, Tallahassee Celene Harrell Humphries, Tampa Rebecca Mercier-Vargas, West Palm Beach Diran Vahn Seropian, West Palm Beach AVIATION William G. Burd, Miami Sean B. Cronin, Jacksonville Patricia Ann Leid, Miami Christopher S. 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Lauderdale Christine Edwards Lamia, Tallahassee Joseph Arthur Lane, Orlando Joseph William Lawrence, Ft. Lauderdale Conrad Jorge Lazo, Sarasota Larry R. Leiby, Ft. Lauderdale Steven Bruce Lesser, Ft. Lauderdale Adam Charles Linkhorst, Palm Beach Gardens David B. Mankuta, Ft. Lauderdale Stephen Douglas Marlowe, Tampa Raymond Michael Masciarella, North Palm Beach James Michael McCrae, Orlando George Joseph Meyer, Tampa James Cornell Miller, Orlando Randall Patrick Mueller, Tampa Michael Gerard Murphy, Orlando Donald A. Niesen, Gainesville G. Kenneth Norrie, Jacksonville Bruce Alan Norris, Winter Park Leslie King O’Neal, Orlando Eugene J. O’Neill, Vero Beach Bruce Douglas Partington, Pensacola Diane Snell Perera, Miami Luis Prats, Tampa Jeffrey Lee Price, Gainesville John Harrison Rains III, Tampa Michelle A. Reddin, Orlando Jeffrey Charles Regan, Jacksonville Stephen Howard Reisman, Miami Kenneth Roger Richie, Orlando Douglas James Roberts, Ft. Lauderdale Hardy L. Roberts III, Tampa Peter Arnold Robertson, Gainesville Heather Pinder Rodriguez, Orlando Paul Louis SanGiovanni, Orlando Michael Cornelius Sasso, Winter Park Michael Dustin Sechrest, Gainesville Steven Edward Sellers, Tallahassee Gregory Lee Shelton, Charlotte, NC Steven Michael Siegfried, Coral Gables Neal Ian Sklar, Miami Lorence Harley Slutzky, Chicago, IL Troy Kelley Smith, Jacksonville Stuart H. Sobel, Coral Gables Brian Daniel Solomon, Winter Park George Edson Spofford IV, Tampa Joseph Charles Staak, Atlanta, GA Brian Frederick Stayton, Tampa Michael English Stearns, Ft. Lauderdale Ben William Subin, Orlando David Fuller Tegeler, Winter Park Joseph George Thresher, Tampa Clemon Warren Tripp, Jr., Jacksonville Arnold D. Tritt, Jr., Jacksonville David Joseph Valdini, Ft. Lauderdale John Sebastian Vento, Tampa Brett Garrett Wadsworth, Tampa James Clinton Washburn, Winter Park Lee Alan Weintraub, Ft. Lauderdale Christopher John Weiss, Orlando Edward M. 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Universal Orlando has banned a group of riders after a photo surfaced showing the group making racist gestures on a ride.While it is unclear when the picture was taken, it was posted to Universal’s Annual Passholder Facebook page for Appreciation Days.In the photo the group of young adults were pictured on the “Revenge of the Mummy” making the Nazi salute with one hand and a gesture associated with white supremacy groups with the other.The owners of the page have since taken down the photo and Universal Orlando issued a statement rejecting the actions of the individuals:“Hate has no place here — and we have no tolerance for any display of hatred within our destination. We stand for diversity, inclusion, and respect. This photo is appalling and we pulled it from our Facebook page as soon as we became aware of it,” the post on the passholders’ page read. “Any Guest using hate speech or displaying hate symbols will be immediately removed from our destination and not allowed to return.”
DOMINATING PERFORMANCE—Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons (94) stops Tennessee Titans tight end Bo Scaife (80) in the fourth quarter, Sept. 19, in Nashville, Tenn. Steeler linebacker James Harrison (92) looks on. The Steelers defense demonstrated why they are the best in the NFL as they took the vaunted Tennessee Titans apart. They will have to continue at this level as they face the surprising 2-0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week.The defense was as outstanding as the offense was poor. The Titans, along with the Baltimore Ravens, probably had the top defensive units in the NFL coming into the season but the Steelers have clearly established themselves as the best in the business, with a healthy Troy Palomalu and Aaron Smith. Even without All Pro Casey Hampton, the defense never rested in the 90-plus temperatures as they forced seven turnovers and held the Titans to just 3 points, until the final drive of the game when they allowed the Titans to score during the final seconds and add a 2-point conversion.The offense was terrible as Dennis Dixon went 4 for 6 for 18 yards in the first half before leaving with an injury. Charlie Batch didn’t do any better as he was 4 for 11 for 25 yards.Charlie Batch is the last man standing, the lone healthy quarterback the Steelers have as they prepare for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Dennis Dixon, who started the first two games, sustained a cartilage tear in his left knee against the Titans and could be sidelined for at least the next couple of weeks, according to NFL sources. The Steelers have yet to give an official statement on the condition of Dixon. Byron Leftwich returned to the team Monday after they released him for one game. Leftwich will test his injured knee to if he can return to play. If neither can play, the Steelers may try to sign a quarterback to back up Batch.“Regardless of our demise being reported, we expect to win,” Tomlin said. “We’re pleased that we’re 2-0, but we’re not astounded by it. We’re capable and we’re a little bit annoyed, to be quite honest, at the pre-reporting of our death.”The key to the game was an 89- yard reverse handoff from Mewelde Moore to rookie Antonio Brown on the opening kickoff for a touchdown. That was the only excitement on offense.The Steelers stopped Chris Johnson in his tracks. His 12 game, 100-yard streak ended along with his pursuit of Barry Sanders’ 14 straight 100-yard games. The ground game on both sides was ineffective. Rashard Mendenhall had just 69 yards on 23 carries.Vince Young was 7 of 10 for 66 yards and was pulled after two interceptions and a fumble. Kerry Collins who wasn’t any better. His stats looked more impressive, 17 of 25 for 149 yards, because he was playing against a prevent defense during the last seconds of the game.“Every quarterback is going to look confused against [defensive coordinator] Dick LeBeau’s defense,” Steelers linebacker Larry Foote said after the game.Aaron Smith was a big factor for the defense as usual.“He’s amazing,” James Harrison said. “They have to account for him and it takes two guys to do it. That’s 700 pounds of force coming down on him and they still can’t block him. He gives us linebackers freedom to run around and make plays.”Harrison was a monster again with 11 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. The linebackers as a group—Harrison, Woodley, Timmons and James Farrior—combined for 34 tackles, 3 sacks, an interception, 3 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.“I feel like we’re not getting the respect that we deserve,” Harrison said. “But I understand respect is something that’s not just given, it has to be earned. I like to think we earned a little today.”One indicator of how awesome the Steelers defense is is the 41 points the Atlanta Falcons put up against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday. This is the same offense that couldn’t score a touchdown against the Steelers.Unless there is a total letdown by the defense, the Steelers should come out of the Bucs game 3-0.Josh Freeman threw for 178 yards and two touchdowns as the surprising Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Carolina Panthers 20-7 for their first 2-0 start in five years. As they did during the Tony Dungy era, they did it mostly on defense.Looking at the offensive numbers the Bucs don’t look very impressive but their defense is dominating teams and their offense is doing just enough to win.The difference is that the Bucs defense is not in the same class as the Titans or the Steelers and if Dixon is healthy look for a more creative offense this week.One indicator of how awesome the Steelers defense is is the 41 points the Atlanta Falcons put up against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday. This is the same offense that couldn’t score a touchdown against the Steelers. Unless there is a total letdown by the defense, the Steelers should come out of the Bucs game 3-0.
Facebook76Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Dan Martinez, Keller Williams Realty Dan Martinez helps clients with real estate and investing needs in the Thurston County area.Investing in real estate can be a great way to enhance your investment and retirement portfolio whether you are looking to generate immediate income or hold properties for cash flow and appreciation . There are several advantages to real estate investing over many other options.First, your investment is backed by real property which you can see, touch, compare to other properties, and on which you can reasonably make a value assessment. You can borrow to purchase real estate, an option not available for most other investments, like stocks and commodities. There are tax advantages of depreciation and expense deductions from property ownership.There are many ways to participate in real estate investing including property renovation (flipping), single and multiple family rentals, commercial leasing, land development, wholesaling, and simply lending money for projects (see Private Lending).As with any investment, education and mentorship are keys to success and reducing the impact of mistakes. Fortunately, Washington State has many resources from which to learn and network while obtaining the knowledge necessary to invest profitably.Regionally there are two organizations with national affiliations which offer training and resources for both the beginning and experienced investor. Below is a brief description of these organizations from their website home pages.SSIM members evaluate potential home modifications for home in West Olympia.“REIA, the Real Estate Investors Association of Washington, is a Bellevue Washington real estate investing association who welcomes all levels of real estate investors from “Newbies” to Seasoned Pros along with other real estate professionals and entrepreneurs.“The Real Estate Association of Puget Sound (REAPS) is one of the premier Professional Associations for the real estate investor in the nation and the largest REIA in Washington State. We motivate and support members and through quality education, discussion, legislative action and networking.”Both organizations provide excellent educational opportunities utilizing local experts in lending, title and escrow, law, insurance, and contractors. They can also assist in finding, evaluating, and purchasing real estate properties which would be good investment opportunities. Networking opportunities put potential investors in touch directly with experienced investors currently finding, fixing, renting, leasing, and selling both residential and commercial properties.Both groups sponsor additional education and training which feature nationally known investors who bring their success and specialized knowledge to the NW.Local investing group meets for breakfast in Tumwater prior to discussing the latest real estate opportunities.These organizations primarily operate in the Seattle area, but there are local groups where investors meet regularly to share information and resources. One such group is the South Sound Investment Meeting (SSIM) which I formed with Ruth Arkless of Property Ark Homes, to support South Sound investors with education, resources, ideas, and networking opportunities. This group meets once per month to discuss local market conditions, share investment experiences, evaluate investment opportunities and share resources. The meeting is open to all interested investors.SSREM (South Sound Real Estate Meeting) is another local investing group which has been meeting for several years and currently meets twice a month in Tumwater. Most members are experienced real estate brokers who provide investment opportunities in land development, mobile parks, storage units, multi-family units, commercial buildings, and RV parks in addition to residential housing.If you would like information on these local meetings, contact Dan Martinez at [email protected] you want to earn more money, generate cash flow, or have funds to invest, check out these real estate groups to determine if real estate investing is a fit for your wealth creation portfolio.
Image Courtesy: AP/Twitter(@iamdresomes)Advertisement lrxNBA Finals | Brooklyn VswnywoWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ekot( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) iupWould you ever consider trying this?😱fktCan your students do this? 🌚cRoller skating! Powered by Firework Atlético Madrid’s 2-0 away victory against Lokomotiv Moscow last night saw probably one of the greatest track backs ever in the game- as seven of Diego Simeone’s boys picked up the pace to defend against Lokomotiv’s counter. Absolute brilliance.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AP/Twitter(@iamdresomes)In the Champions League Group D face off against the Parovozy at the Lokomotiv Stadium, the crowd rallied up their voices as seven Atlético men caught up to the home team’s break in a counter attack.Watch the amazing defensive tactic by Simeone’s side below, courtesy of Twitter user @iamdresomes.Advertisement As you can see, the Russians attempted to catch their opponents off guard in a counter, just seconds before seven Rojiblancos outfield players surrounded the opposition attacker. A result of top level work rate.The players and Simeone himself were bundled with praise on social media, as several tweets were emerging on the amazing defensive tactics of the 49 year old Argentine gaffer.The first half of the game ended goalless, before the Portuguese attacker João Félix opened up the scoreline for the away side in the 48th minute. Midfielder Thomas Partey netted in the second one 10 minutes later, securing the victory for the La Liga giants at Moscow.Atlético are now in second position in Group D, behind leaders Juventus in goal difference. They are facing Bayer Leverkusen in their next Champions League match at the Wanda Metropolitano on 22nd October. Advertisement
By John BurtonRED BANK – There was a lot of sparring Monday night over a proposed hotel, as lawyers representing opposing sides squared off and even Planning Board members offered differing views regarding public safety and the project.As the borough planning board continued to hear the application for RBank Capital, LLC to construct a six-story, 76-room Hampton Inn and Suites at the borough’s Highway 35 border, it was confronted with a lawyer representing an entity offering a formal objection to the plan.Red Bank attorney Ron Gasiorowski – a familiar face for land use boards, regularly representing objectors, and a familiar name in the context of this project – announced he was representing a limited liability company that opposed the hotel. Gasiorowski said his client of record is CT95CT07, 200 Park Ave., LLC.That enigmatic announcement was immediately challenged by attorney Martin A. McGann Jr., representing RBank Capital, who demanded more specifics about the clients and their ability to legally oppose the project.Gasiorowski relented. “I acknowledge they are hotel owners,” he told McGann and the board.“Here we go again,” McGann countered.Back in 2012, Gasiorowski – after being pressured by the borough Zoning Board of Adjustment attorney – announced he was representing Tinton Falls Lodging Realty, LLC, and its principals, brothers Carey and Doren Tajfel. The brothers own and operate Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, a franchised hotel at 700 Hope Road, Tinton Falls. At that time Gasiorowski also represented a borough resident opposing the project on environmental grounds and because of the size and scope of what was proposed; but Gasiorowski conceded in 2012 Tinton Falls Lodging Realty was paying the legal fees. Gasiorowski had filed two separate lawsuits challenging this project, with the developer eventually withdrawing the application.“I represent to you it is the same objector,” McGann charged. And Gasiorowski conceded there is some overlap of principals in the LLCs.McGann fired back about this announcement, arguing, as he had four years ago that “out of town objectors don’t have jurisdiction” and legal standing to object under state land use law, which is backed up by case law.“There is a difference between having standing and having an interest,” Gasiorowski maintained. And his clients, CT95CT07, 200 Park Ave., LLC, have recently rented office space in Red Bank, thus establishing an interest in the project and allowing them to voice objection.The office space is in the Broad Street building where Gasiorowski has his law offices. McGann alleged leasing office space was only a ploy to allow the objections.“I would not appear before this board unless I was comfortable,” with his client’s position, Gasiorowski offered, adding he had never seen the clients’ lease.Gasiorowski proceeded to question the developer’s professional planner about technical aspects of the project as well as environmental considerations of the site and about traffic concerns.Traffic concerns were on the minds of board members, too. Specifically, the hotel’s plans to allow traffic traveling north on Highway 35 to make a direct left hand turn into the site.The hotel would be built on a long-vacant gas station property on the southern end of the Coopers Bridge, overlooking the Swimming/Navesink River, at the Highway 35/Rector Place intersection.McGann said the developer is seeking state Department of Transportation (DOT) approval to allow the left-hand turn in a designated lane, across two lanes of southbound traffic, with the state yet to make its decision.“The DOT has sole jurisdiction over this,” McGann insisted.That’s a matter to be determined, suspected board attorney Michael Leckstein, believing the board has considerable input in that decision. “I don’t think power is taken away from us.”“I remember when there was a gas station there,” board member Guy Maretta said. “I remember the near collisions,” from traffic entering and leaving the site.“We want smart growth,” with development, Maretta added. “It’s not smart to put the public at risk.”Board member Stanley Sickels replied that without a highway dividing barrier at that point “people are going to make that turn anyway,” which is more dangerous without a designated lane.“We have the ability to do it right, to keep people safe,” and should design it that way, Maretta countered.“Let’s let the DOT make its decision,” McGann advised, believing the board could approve the plan contingent on the state’s final verdict.Larry Cohen, Old Bridge, is the managing principal of RBank Capital. He told the board on Monday the franchised Hampton Inn would be “looking to cater to the transient business traveler” who would likely stay for a couple days. There would be no bar or restaurant, serving only a continental breakfast. The site would have an outdoor pool and Cohen planned to construct a boardwalk along the riverfront for the length of the property for public access to the river, as required by borough ordinance.Given the standing 3 percent borough hotel tax, the Hampton Inn would contribute approximately $75-$80,000 annually to the borough, in addition to the property tax, Cohen said.Professional planner Roy K. DeBoer said the location had been a hotel, the Standler’s recreation center, dating back to the early 20th century. It had been a gas station from the 1940s, DeBoer said.The board will again hear the application on Feb. 4, and Leckstein asked to see the lease for the borough office space taken by Gasiorowski’s clients.
Sinn Féin Midlands North West MEP Matt Carthy paid tribute to murdered journalist Lyra McKee at the Drumboe Easter Commemoration yesterday.The 29-year-old was shot as she stood with other bystanders watching rioting in the Creggan area of Derry city on Thursday night.Ms McKee was taken to hospital by police, but died a short time later. There has been widespread condemnation of the killing“We extend our deepest condolences to her grieving partner, family and friends,” Carthy said yesterday at Drumboe.“The large vigils that have taken place across Ireland to honour Lyra were an outpouring of grief – for the pointless loss of this bright young woman’s life. “But they were also a demonstration of our fierce and united determination to never return to the dark days of the tragic conflict that has scarred our island and its people.“That is the true spirit of republicanism: one built on the foundations of unity, solidarity, community, equality, inclusiveness – and fearlessness.”Carthy addressed hundreds of republicans at the annual Drumboe Commemoration.During his speech Mr Carthy also addressed the issues of Brexit, Irish reunification and the housing crisis.“Be assured that we’re on the road towards a united Ireland,” he said.“It will take a lot of work but it is going to happen sooner, I suspect, than many people realise. “So concurrently we need to work to ensure that the united Ireland we deliver is one that allows us to reach our full potential as a nation, that it becomes a Republic worthy of its name, one that delivers on the promise of Proclamation and the Democratic Programme.”Matt Carthy pays tribute to Lyra McKee at Drumboe Easter Commemoration was last modified: April 26th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DrumboeDrumboe Easter CommemorationEaster SundayLyra McKeeMatt CarthyMEPSinn Fein
OAKLAND — An indefensible, courtside shove by Warriors part-owner Mark Stevens against Toronto guard Kyle Lowry dominated Thursday’s media availability before the NBA Finals reach Game 4 on Friday at Oracle Arena.Then, about an hour later, the NBA condemned it even further: Stevens drew a one-year ban and a $500,000 fine.Lowry, understandably, had the harshest reaction before that discipline was announced, saying: “He’s not a good look for the ownership group that they have. And I know Joe …