Exterus Welcomes Jay Pilcer

first_imgExterus Technology for Business of Shelburne announced that Jay Pilcer was hired as Director of Sales, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). VoIP is the technology where regular voice calls are sent over a companies computer network instead of traditional phone lines. Mr. Pilcer comes to Exterus Technology for Business with over 25 years of experience in sales, business development and customer service. Prior to joining Exterus he spent the last 5 years responsible for the sale of mail room equipment to the business market throughout the state of Vermont. Previously, Mr. Pilcer spent 9 years in Washington, DC working in the Internet industry helping Fortune 100 companies like Kelloggs, National Geographic, M & M Mars and Mercedes Benz to develop and implement their first generation corporate web sites. Mr. Pilcer holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from the University of Vermont.Come meet Jay at the 1st Annual Exterus Fall Expo 2007 on November 27 at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington, Vermont! Visit www.exterusbusiness.com(link is external) for more information on our products and services.last_img read more

CERP received one binding offer for the purchase of shares in JADRAN dd

first_imgYesterday, in the Center for Restructuring and Sale, a public opening of binding offers for the purchase of 34.754.768 shares of the company JADRAN dd, Crikvenica was held, which makes 70,74% of the share capital of the Company.In the procedure of public collection of bids for the purchase of 34.754.768 shares of the company JADRAN dd, Crikvenica, 1 (one) joint binding offer was received by the following bidders, namely PBZ CROATIA OSIGURANJE dd mandatory pension fund te ERSTE doo on behalf of ERSTE PLAVI mandatory pension fund.Pension funds offered a price of HRK 199.839.916,00 for the purchase of shares in JADRAN dd, Crikvenica, which are the subject of the sale, which represents HRK 5.908.310,56 higher than the initial price set in the amount of HRK 193.931.605,44, HRK 200.000.000,00 for shares from the sale. The mentioned companies in their binding offer are obliged to recapitalize in cash from their own funds in the amount of HRK 6, they point out from CERP, and they are obliged to recapitalize within XNUMX months from the day of concluding the Sale Agreement and transfer of shares of JADRAN dd, Crikvenica.last_img read more

Govt to lure more citizens to visit local destinations as tourism copes with virus fears

first_imgAmid concerns over a decline in foreign tourist arrivals as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama says that the government has prepared measures to ensure that Indonesia’s tourism sector remains healthy and lucrative despite the depressed mood.Wishnutama said the ministry would focus on enticing domestic tourists to visit popular destinations across the country instead, so that local tourism would remain afloat amid the virus fears.“We will bolster local tourism. We’ll encourage domestic tourists to go on vacation in the country,” he said after attending a meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Tuesday. He went on to say that he is set to lobby airlines that had canceled their flights to China to reroute their flights to Indonesia instead and offer the public flight packages to various tourist destinations across the country.“Since many flights to China were [canceled], we’ve offered [the airlines] a partnership to substitute the international departures with domestic ones,” Wishnutama said, adding that he planned to discuss the matter with Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi and a number of airlines.Read also: Jokowi wants contingency plan as coronavirus takes toll on Indonesia’s tourismThe government eyed around 30 airlines for the partnership, he said. “There are around 30 airlines that could probably re-route to domestic destinations and, therefore, support local tourism,” Wishnutama added.Indonesia has imposed a travel ban to and from mainland China starting on Wednesday, preventing people who have been in China in the previous two weeks from visiting or transiting in the Southeast Asian country amid fears about a spread of the coronavirus that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan.The government has also suspended visa-free and visa-on-arrival provisions for Chinese citizens.As of Wednesday, the coronavirus had killed 491 people in mainland China, one in Hong Kong and one in the Philippines and spread to more than 20 countries, Johns Hopkins CSSE reported.Topics :last_img read more

GUEST BLOG: Ending the “Red Zone” in PA Starts with Us

first_img By: Delilah Rumburg, Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Improve awareness, prevention, reporting, and response systems in schools, colleges and universities to better serve all students.Remove/reduce barriers that prevent survivors from reporting and/or accessing vital resources by creating a more consistent, empowering reporting process for student survivors of gender based violence.Demonstrate significant, proactive, and sustainable leadership to change campus culture by challenging Pennsylvania’s education leaders – including college and university presidents, superintendents – as well as students, teachers, faculty, staff, families, and communities to pledge to improve their institutions’ climate.The truth is there is no time to waste when it comes to this issue. May 24, 2016center_img College can be a dangerous time for risk of sexual assault. Research suggests that approximately 25% of college women, 3% of college men and up to 35% of students who identify as LGBTQ will experience sexual assault during their undergraduate years (Krebs et al., 2016). Many campus activists even refer to the first few weeks of college as the “Red Zone”—a time when risk of violence skyrockets. Factors like substance use, fear of retaliation, and social pressures on campus have contributed to low reporting rates, and have allowed campus sexual assault crimes to be largely ignored by schools and communities (Sable et al., 2006).Pennsylvania is home to nearly 700,000 undergraduate college students (U.S. Census Bureau, 2014). Our state ranks fourth in the country for having the highest number of colleges and universities (Pennsylvania State Data Center, 2016). The impact of campus sexual violence is of particular concern in the Commonwealth.The Campus Climate Survey Validation Study (CCSVS) found that just the climate around sexual assault makes a difference. When students perceive that their school won’t tolerate sexual assault, those schools are shown to actually have fewer incidences of SA. What’s more, schools that make this issue a priority send the message that they are supportive of survivors. Students may feel more comfortable reporting or getting help after an assault.Taking the It’s On Us Pledge is a first, valuable step that any person can take in ending this widespread issue. With only a minute of your time and an email address, you can be a part of the solution. If you are a part of a campus community, consider instituting your own campus-specific It’s On Us Campaign. Doing so can peak interest in learning more about prevention & getting students and administration involved. Your voice helps to make campus sexual assault a community-wide issue—as it should be. Sexual violence impacts every member of the community and has no place in an educational institution.We love that Governor Wolf is leading the charge with the first statewide It’s On Us campaign. It sets great example for the Commonwealth and the nation. Join us in taking the pledge and eradicating campus sexual assault once and for all. GUEST BLOG: Ending the “Red Zone” in PA Starts with Us It’s On Us PA,  The Blog The PA Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) is proud that our state is the first in the nation to launch a statewide It’s On Us Campaign. The campaign calls on every community member to take a personal and public pledge to help promote awareness and prevention of sexual violence on college campuses.Specifically, the campaign that Governor Wolf launched in January seeks to:last_img read more

Kingshill man gets prison sentence for wounding

first_imgCourt gavel. Photo credit: kirtok.comChief Magistrate Evelina Baptiste has sentenced a Newtown man to serve a prison sentence of 8 months when he pleaded guilty to wounding Shayne Edwards on Monday.Fifty years old Roland Auguiste AKA “Knock Out” of Kingshill, according to the facts presented by Police Prosecutor Claude Weekes, went to Vernon’s Bar in Montego where he met the Defendant. He paid for a drink for the Defendant as he did not have the money at the time and they proceeded outside the bar. Auguiste asked Edwards when he would refund him but an argument ensued and then a fight. Edwards left the Defendant and went to Clem Harve’s Shop where he remained for about 5 minutes, when he was exiting the Defendant “struck him on his head with a cutlass”. He was taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital and treated by Dr. Garvin Seaman. Constable Thomas who was assigned to investigate the matter, met the Defendant and cautioned him to which he replied; “He that come and make the report? After I pay for drinks for him my right passing for my wrong. Thomas you charging me for that?”Auguiste told Magistrate Baptiste that he did not agree to part of the facts read by Inspector Weekes as it indicates that he struck Edwards with a cutlass but that was incorrect. He explained that while they were wrestling he “pong his head on the wall; I didn’t use a cutlass as they say”.He further explained; “11 months now I’m trying to behave myself and stay out of trouble, beat they were beating him in the bar why I paid the drink for him. Inspector Weekes know that I’m trying to behave myself, he is always speaking to me”.Inspector Weekes confirmed to the Court that he has in fact spoken to the Defendant but he says; “nothing stays in his head; some of them it’s only Jesus that can help them. I have evangelized to him; I speak to him to change his life but still no change”.In sentencing the Defendant Magistrate Baptiste told him; “You are a 50 year old man; you should be a mentor to young people. That is why young people are behaving the way that they are and there are many just like you. God help the young men of Newtown they are behaving just like you”.She also reviewed the Defendant’s list of prior convictions and noted, “You want to create a book or a manual with all these charges you have?”Magistrate Baptiste read a few of the sentences which the Defendant received in 2011 for various offenses including wounding, battery and intimidation among others and told him; “You are not doing a very good job of behaving yourself. You are 50 years old and behaving like a juvenile; your behavior is that of a 17/18 year old who has not quite understood what is the difference between good behavior and bad behavior”.She sentenced him to serve 8 months imprisonment highlighting that the maximum penalty is 5 years imprisonment.The Defendant who was obviously surprised at the sentence walked slowly out of the Witness Box and had to be instructed by a Police Officer to walk faster.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Kingshill man gets prison sentence for wounding by: – February 8, 2012 15 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Porterfield hurting after defeat

first_img He added: “That’s the biggest thing that we’ll look back on. After those first 12 or 14 overs and having them four down and behind the rate. Even coming into the last 12 to 14 overs if we had picked up a wicket at that time we were right on top. “They were two pretty good efforts that we’ll look back on and say we played pretty well. It’s deflating at the minute but it shows where we are at.” Pakistan had needed 81 from the final nine overs when Kamran, who spent two seasons in Irish club cricket a decade ago, reached his half-century from 71 balls. But from there he and Wahab, who finished unbeaten on 47 from 35 balls, unleashed a blistering counter attack. Wahab struck the killer blows in Tim Murtagh’s final over as the Middlesex man – who had been instrumental in the early collapse – saw the ropes cleared three times as 24 came from it. That left Pakistan needing only eight from the final three overs and while Kamran fell for 81, from 84 balls, the damage had been done. Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq admitted his side had made a lucky escape and claimed Ireland, ranked 11th in the ICC standings, were now capable of beating any nation in the world. “They are really an improved side and played very well,” he said. “The way they are improving they can compete with any Test-playing nation. “We were really struggling. We knew that we had depth in our batting because Abdur Rehman and Wahab are capable of scoring runs at the lower order. But it was still it was a difficult job and we needed the way Kamran and Wahab played which was tremendous.” Ireland looked almost certain to secure a first series win over a full-member nation when Pakistan crashed to 17 for four chasing 230 in the second and final match in Dublin. But Irish hopes were snatched away by a devastating eighth-wicket stand of 93, from 62 balls, between Kamran Akmal and Wahab Riaz to claim a two-wicket win. It meant the Irish were left thinking what might have been for the second time in four days following Thursday’s dramatic tie to open the series. “We’re obviously disappointed after Thursday’s result but we managed to pick ourselves up. This is really disappointing,” Porterfield said. “It is kind of heartbreaking in terms of being in the position we were in.” Ireland captain William Porterfield admitted his side had been left heartbroken after narrowly missing out on an historic series success over Pakistan in the RSA Insurance one-day international series.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Dyche shares Rodgers striker pain

first_img But Dyche believes criticism of Rodgers is misguided, having laboured earlier this season without his own key men Sam Vokes and Danny Ings. They scored 47 goals between them in the SkyBet Championship promotion campaign, Vokes with 21 of them before suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in March. Ings went on to be named as the division’s player of the season but missed five weeks of action this autumn, during which the Clarets remained winless in the top flight. It was an experience that has shaped Dyche’s view on Rodgers. “He’s missing two massive players – Suarez and Sturridge, who in certain games last year were unmarkable and unplayable,” said Dyche. “That has got to be a loss for any manager. “We’re saying, even at Burnley, that we were missing Vokes and Ings, and they are still learning to be Suarez and Sturridge-type players. “So if we were missing them, it’s fair to say Brendan is missing those two. Liverpool’s slump in form this season has been down in large part to the absence of their ‘SAS’ pairing, who shared 55 goals in the side’s thrilling 2013/14 title tilt. With Suarez sold to Barcelona in the summer and Sturridge out since August due to a series of injuries, the Reds side who visit Turf Moor on Boxing Day will be a very different proposition to the one that routinely terrorised defences. Burnley manager Sean Dyche feels Brendan Rodgers’ pain over the loss of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge after struggling to cope without his own star strikers. “That’s why the world demands ‘can we find a striker?’. It changes the whole view of your team. Vokes and Ings were incredible last year and made the team even more effective than what it might have been without them. “Liverpool look a different unit without those two. Are they as good? The question marks are out there, but strikers make the difference.” Vokes scored twice for Burnley’s development squad against Blackpool on Monday and is pushing to make his first-team return as a substitute against Liverpool. Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli returns from suspension but will only be on the bench. Fellow forward Fabio Borini is banned after his sending-off last weekend against Arsenal while midfielder Joe Allen has not yet recovered from a knee injury. Defenders Dejan Lovren and Glen Johnson (both groin) and Jon Flanagan (knee) are still not fit. Rodgers insists he has not lost faith in goalkeeper Simon Mignolet despite dropping the Belgium international. The 26-year-old was told to expect an “indefinite” period on the sidelines after being left out of the team to face Manchester United on December 14 following much criticism of his form this season. While Rodgers has not told the Belgian when he can expect a recall, he expects him to return a better goalkeeper when he does, having spent plenty of time analysing his performances. “Simon’s response has been fantastic,” said Rodgers, who admitted he had to take Mignolet out of the spotlight to allow him a cooling off period to reassess his game. “People would think coming out of the team would have a negative effect but he has been outstanding and his training has been good and we’re analysing where he can improve. “That time coming out of the team sometimes gives you that reflective period that you don’t have when you’re in the thick of it and it can benefit you. “I’ve seen a real positive reaction from him. John (Achterberg), who’s our excellent goalkeeping coach, and myself sit down with him, study his game and look at the areas we feel the improvements can be made. “Hopefully when he returns he’ll have gained from that time out and becomes a better keeper for it. “We’ve seen it in the past with other keepers at other clubs – sometimes that little period out can really help. I’m confident that’ll be the case with Simon. “I haven’t lost any belief in him – he’s still an outstanding goalkeeper. “I’m sure when the time comes for him to come back in, he’ll be a better goalkeeper for it.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Koeman: Saints’ rivals defensive

first_img Saints have slipped out of the Champions League places and into seventh following a run of three defeats in their last six games ahead of Saturday’s home clash with Hull. Koeman blames the slump on a lack of goals but rather than looking to his strikers for fault, he believes a change in approach from opponents has been the telling factor. “It’s not in my opinion a problem about one player – just look at the last few games,” Koeman said. “Even when we play away – for example last weekend against Everton – teams don’t care about playing football at home, they defend. That is different to the beginning of the season. “Now opponents don’t care how they play against Southampton, they’re happy to defend and they’re concerned about getting points. At this point of the season, points are more important for them. “We are not always scoring lots of goals and that’s the difference. We are not getting the space we had in the beginning. “It makes it more difficult because then there is not really a lot of space. Liverpool played with three centre-backs but with five defenders against Southampton, and Hull normally play with five defenders. “That means there is not a lot of space, so you have to play very well or you need a player who makes an individual action and scores a goal. “But those types of individual, high-quality players are not playing for Southampton.” Koeman believes Southampton’s Champions League dream is over, but still covets a place in the Europa League. “You have to be realistic. The difference to the top four is eight points and that is a lot. The focus at the moment has to be about fifth, sixth and seventh position in the table,” he sad. “We would like to play European football and fifth and sixth positions mean European football.” Ronald Koeman insists Southampton’s goals have dried up due to their Barclays Premier League rivals giving them more respect. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Fair provides Syracuse with another remarkable performance in season-ending loss to Michigan

first_imgATLANTA — It ended in a familiar spot for C.J. Fair, the player who has carried Syracuse ever since the season began five months ago on a ship in San Diego Harbor. He sat before his locker in the early hours of Sunday morning, fresh off a loss to Michigan in the national semifinals, and fielded questions that certainly spawned déjà vu for the junior forward.Once again, and for the fourth time since Feb. 23 against Georgetown, Fair was asked about his brilliant offensive play offset by the lackluster showing from his teammates. In a season that was dominated by defense first and defense second, scoring was the Orange’s Achilles heel.And ultimately that dichotomy — the one separating Fair’s offensive consistency from his teammates’ bouts of invisibility — prevented Syracuse from reaching the national title game for the first time in 10 years.“I feel as though I’ve got to produce at a high level for this team to even have a shot at winning,” Fair said quietly to a reporter. “That’s how I think about it.”Fair was brilliant in a 61-56 loss to the Wolverines inside the Georgia Dome, scoring a game-high 22 points and grabbing six rebounds. He made nine of his 20 field goal attempts and was the only source of offense for Syracuse in portions of both halves.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut in the biggest game of the season against arguably the best team Syracuse has faced all season, Fair’s production alone was not enough. Michael Carter-Williams and James Southerland were major no-shows, and Fair could not win the game playing one-on-five.“Without him,” Jerami Grant said, “we wouldn’t have won a lot of games that we won.”When it was all over, though, after Syracuse hadn’t won and Jordan Morgan punctuated Michigan’s victory with a soaring two-handed dunk in the final seconds, the mood in the Orange locker room was eerily similar to the scene in Milwaukee following a 74-71 loss to Marquette on Feb. 25. On that night, which became SU’s second loss in a streak where it dropped four out of five, Fair went almost 12 minutes without an official field goal attempt in the second half.He let out his frustration quietly — almost in a whisper — to the same reporter, expressing his displeasure over his lack of involvement in the offense when he is clearly the team’s most reliable scoring option.On Saturday, Fair did not attempt a shot in the final three minutes. Instead, Carter-Williams turned the ball over, Triche did the same and Trevor Cooney flung up a wild one-handed runner with nine seconds remaining to ensure defeat.The empty offensive trips in the final three minutes came, coincidentally, on possessions where Fair never attempted a shot. For 37 minutes he was spectacular, and Syracuse went away from him in the three most important minutes of the season.“This was the first time during the tournament that we were down,” Syracuse assistant coach Adrian Autry said. “They’re a good team. We cut the lead to half, and we never could really get over that four-point opportunity. We came up with a couple of empty possessions.”Fair opened the game by scoring nine of his team’s first 14 points. He showed his strength with a driving bank shot, his touch with a baseline jumper and his range with a 3-pointer from left of the circle over the 6-foot-10-inch Mitch McGary.And when Syracuse trailed by 10 with 14:56 remaining, Fair brought his team back almost singlehandedly. He scored seven of the next 12 points for the Orange, and his baseline floater cut the Michigan lead to three, 48-45, with just under eight minutes remaining.“He’s a great player,” Carter-Williams said. “I think he had a mismatch on him and was able to knock down shots. He just carried us the whole game offensively.”Fair carried them Saturday — the same way he had all season — and he finished the year as the team’s leading scorer, rebounder and most accurate 3-point shooter.But none of that mattered in the final three minutes, as Fair stood idle while Carter-Williams (two points, five turnovers) and James Southerland (five points, held scoreless for the first 38:02) hoarded the ball with the season on the line.Afterwards, Fair spoke quietly and candidly about his play compared to that of his teammates, about how he feels he has a mismatch in every game he plays and without him Syracuse is cooked. It was a postgame scene that mirrored several during the last five months, only this time there were a few more sniffles and tear-stained eyes.All around him his teammates hung their heads, not one of them happy with they way they had played. But there was Fair — this team’s Mr. Consistent — caught awkwardly between personal success and collective sadness.He did his part. But nobody joined him.“I was being aggressive like I think I should have,” he said. “I just think we didn’t score enough.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories LOST IN THE MOMENT: Familiar poor shooting dooms Orange 61-56 in Final Four loss to MichiganCohen: Triche, Southerland leave Syracuse with mixed legaciesGallery: Syracuse takes on Michigan in the Final Four in Atlantacenter_img Published on April 7, 2013 at 3:46 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

Jordan Ayew: I’m pleased to be back

first_imgGhana striker Jordan Ayew says he is honoured to have staged a comeback to the  national team ahead of their crucial 2014 World Cup first leg play off against Egypt on October 15.The Olympique Marseille striker  has been on a blistering form but was not handed a call up for Ghana’s last game against Zambia despite making himself available for international football.Jordan’s inclusion becomes his  first call up to the Black Stars after he was overlooked by coach Kwasi Appiah for the 2013 Nations Cup in South Africa.“It is an honour to be back for the national team because it is the dream of every player to play for his country,” the 22-year-old said. “Every player would love to play in big games like this so is a great honour for me to be handed a call up.“I’m coming back to give my hundred percent for the team and we will see how it goes but we have to be focused and I’m sure there will not be any problem in winning the game.”last_img read more