Ice fishing shanties must be removed

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Vermont state law requires that ice fishing shanties be removed from the ice before the ice weakens, according the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. The name and address of the owner must be on the ice shanty, and the shanty must be removed before the ice becomes unsafe or loses its ability to support the shanty out of the water, or before the last Sunday in March — the 26th this year — whichever comes first. All contents, debris, wood, and supports must also be removed so they do not become a hazard to navigation in the spring. The fine for leaving your ice fishing shanty on the ice can be $1,000, and shanties may not be left at state fishing access areas. District game wardens are available for questions via the Vermont State Police radio dispatcher. Source: Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. 2.17.2017last_img read more

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Women wrap up fall season with fifth-place finish

first_imgWomen wrap up fall season with fifth-place finishThe Gophers will take a break until their next meet in February 2014. Dane MizutaniOctober 30, 2013Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintMinnesota’s women’s golf team wrapped up its fall season Monday with a fifth-place finish at the Las Vegas Invitational, the team’s last competition until February.Minnesota shot an aggregate 10-over par but finished only seven strokes behind first-place San Diego State. The Aztecs finished an aggregate 3-over par to win the tournament.The Las Vegas Invitational was originally scheduled as a three-day, three-round tournament, but high winds on Monday canceled the second round.The Gophers’ performance in the two-round tournament was their second-best finish of the fall season. They placed third at a season-opening tournament in mid-September.“We’ve had some times of really great golf,” head coach Michele Redman said. “We’re really close to playing really well right now, and that’s exciting.”Redman said everyone on the team has been playing really well throughout the fall, but she added that she wants her team to work on being more consistent when the spring season rolls around. Banchalee Theinthong paced the Gophers with an aggregate score of even-par. She finished tied for eighth overall.Theinthong finished three strokes ahead of the next highest finisher from Minnesota.“She hit the ball really well,” Redman said of Theinthong. “If she would have made some putts, I think she would have had a chance to win the tournament. That’s a good thing for us.” Theinthong thought she played really well at the tournament but said she agrees she needs to work on her short game.“We just grinded it out,” she said. “We have improved a lot this fall season. We’re getting better … and it should help us in the future.”Minnesota will now take a break from competition until Feb. 9.last_img read more

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MEMA Announces New Vice President of Government Affairs

first_imgLSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) has promoted Catherine Boland to the position of vice president, legislative affairs. Boland has been serving in the capacity of director, government affairs since joining MEMA in September of 2005. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement As vice president for legislative affairs, Boland will be responsible for directing all federal and state lobbying activities for MEMA and will report to MEMA senior vice president of government affairs, Ann Wilson. “Catherine has done an outstanding job leading the efforts of the association and the industry in important policy areas such as energy and intellectual property,” said Bob McKenna, MEMA president and CEO. “Her experience with Sens. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.), combined with over five years of experience within the industry, will help bolster MEMA’s Washington office and representation of AASA, HDMA, MERA and OESA members on federal and state legislative issues. This new position is just one of many steps that MEMA is taking to continue to address the needs of our members.” Boland is a 1995 graduate of Catholic University and a native of Oklahoma.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. last_img read more

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I-25 Mill & Overlay Project In Santa Fe Begins March 2

first_imgTraffic Alert:SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation is informing the traveling public that a Mill and Overlay project will begin Monday, March 2 on Interstate 25 both northbound and southbound from La Bahada Hill to just south of Cerrillos Road. To accommodate morning and evening commute times and eliminate potential slowdowns during peak travel times, two northbound lanes of Interstate 25 will be open daily 7-9 a.m. and two southbound lanes will be open daily 4-6 p.m., Monday through Friday. This project is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 13. Visit www.nmroads.com for updates. All work is weather permitted.last_img read more

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Luxfer support British Lung Foundation

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Medical Gas Solutions ready for Paralympic event

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NSA and Rickmers-Linie join forces

first_imgNSA operates a fortnightly service – the Isla Verde Express – between Houston, Port Everglads and Puerto Rico, deploying the 13,800 dwt multipurpose vessel National Glory, which is constructed to carry containers, breakbulk and project cargoes, both above and below deck.Rickmers-Linie operates a ten-vessel round-the-world Pearl String Service, which connects 16 ports in Europe, Asia and the Americas and calls fortnightly at Houston, where cargo destined for Puerto Rico will relay directly to NSA’s vessel with minimal dwell time.”Puerto Rico is one of the most densely populated islands in the world, and is greatly dependent on ocean services to provide everything from foodstuffs to project cargo to oversize materials and equipment,” said Torey Presti, president of NSA. “Access to a global vessel network with breakbulk capabilities is especially beneficial to support the unique needs of an island trade.”Robert Sappio, president and ceo of Rickmers-Linie (America) also commented on the partnership: “By connecting our Pearl String Service with NSA’s Isla Verde Express, we greatly expand options for Puerto Rico shippers to source goods from virtually anywhere in the world.”Rickmers-Linie will also serve as general sales agent (GSA) for NSA in North America.  www.natship.uswww.rickmers-linie.comlast_img read more

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Nervous shock and secondary victims

first_img In Taylor v A Novo (UK) Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 194 (Lord Dyson MR, Moore-Bick LJ and Kitchin LJ), the claimant’s mother was injured at her workplace when, through the negligence of a fellow employee, a stack of racking boards fell on top of her. She had apparently made a good recovery, but approximately three weeks later she, suddenly and unexpectedly, collapsed and died at home. While her daughter did not witness the accident, she did witness her mother’s death. She suffered post-traumatic stress disorder as a consequence. She pursued a claim for damages against her mother’s former employer. The master of the rolls gave the lead judgment in a unanimous decision of the appeal court, reciting the settled law from the demonstrably too wide definition of ‘reasonable foreseeability’ as set out in Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] AC562 to the more restrictive ‘neighbour’ test, introducing the concept of proximity in Alcock v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police [1992] 1 AC 310. He concluded, by reference to Lord Hoffmann’s comment on the control mechanisms, that they were ‘more or less arbitrary conditions which a plaintiff has to satisfy and which were intended to keep liability within what was regarded as acceptable bounds’. Lord Dyson, while accepting that the categorisation of those who can be included as primary and secondary victims is not closed, felt that the boundaries of proximity should be drawn as far as is possible to ‘reflect what the ordinary, reasonable person would regard as acceptable’. His conclusion was that it would be incomprehensible to allow Miss Taylor to recover for witnessing the death of her mother three weeks after an accident, when if Mrs Taylor had died at the time of the accident but Miss Taylor did not come across the immediate aftermath, she would not recover damages. This would stretch the categorisation of secondary victim too far, and his lordship raised the issue of when would it end, by asking if Mrs Taylor had survived for some years following the accident but then, on proof of causation, had died as a result of it, would her daughter have been able to recover if she had then witnessed the death? This area remains vexed. The ‘immediate aftermath’ is assessed on the particular facts of the case. There is a degree of flexibility built into the assessment of the concept, as evidenced in North Glamorgan NHS Trust v Walters [2002] EWCA Civ 1792, when the court found that the facts of the case created a ‘seamless tale’ with ‘an obvious beginning and an equally obvious end… played out over a period of 36 hours’. In the instant case, the sustaining of the injuries by Mrs Taylor and her subsequent death were distinct events. have a relationship of love and affection with the primary victim; come across the ‘immediate aftermath’ of the event; have direct perception of the harm to the primary victim; and be of reasonable fortitude. A secondary victim is someone who, when witnessing an accident, suffers injury consequential upon the injury, or fear of injury, to a primary victim. Because of the potential for multiple claims for damages arising out of a single accident, the courts have been anxious to restrict the numbers of claimants by the imposition of the ‘arbitrary’ (Lord Hoffmann) control tests which are hurdles to be cleared to establish the necessary proximity of relationship between the claimant and the primary victim. There have been five occasions when the claims of secondary victims arising out of ‘nervous shock’ have been before the House of Lords. The most recent of which was Frost v The Chief Constable of South Yorkshire which resulted from the Hillsborough tragedy. On that occasion the law lords removed any special rights of employees or rescuers to avoid the control mechanisms. In short, the additional hurdles to mere foreseeability of harm are that the claimant must:center_img Simon Allen is practice group leader, personal injury, at Slater & Gordonlast_img read more

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Win Crawl on Blu-ray

first_imgCredit: Paramount Home EntertainmentProducer Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) and director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes) deliver “a suspenseful thrill ride” (Jim Vejvoda, IGN) in Crawl, available on Blu-ray, DVD and to Download & Keep from today (16 December 2019) from Paramount Home Entertainment.The Download & Keep and Blu-ray releases are loaded with over 45 minutes of thrilling special features, including an exclusive motion comic of the film’s alternate opening. Plus deleted and extended scenes, a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible visual effects, interviews with cast and crew, and an “Alligator Attacks” compilation that highlights the bone-crunching alligator sequences.CRAWL was hailed by critics as “a universal horror crowd-pleaser” (Josh Millican, Dread Central) and as a “lean, mean creature feature loaded with scares” (Alan Jones, Radio Times). As a hurricane tears through Florida, Haley (Kaya Scodelario; Extremely Wicked, Shocking, Evil and Vile) rushes to find her father (Barry Pepper; Maze Runner: Scorch Trials), who is injured and trapped in the crawl space of their home. With the storm intensifying and water levels rising, the pair face an even bigger threat lurking below the surface.Snap up the action this Christmas with Crawl, available on Blu-ray, DVD and to Download & Keep now.To celebrate the release we’ve got 1 copy of Crawl on Blu-ray to give away. Enter below for a chance to win… The competition closes at 23.59 (GMT) on Sunday 22nd December 2019.Terms & Conditions The competition is open to all UK residents over the age of 15.Winners will be selected at random.By entering into the competition all entrants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions.Entertainment Focus does not allow collective or proxy entries.Entertainment Focus reserves the right to change or withdraw this competition without notice.Entertainment Focus will not pass your details to any third parties and they will be used solely for communication regarding this competition.Winners will be notified via email or social media and prizes must be claimed within 5 working days.Winners will be selected at random.The supplier may change the prize offered without warning.There is no cash or other alternative to the prize stated and the prize is not transferable. No part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.Entertainment Focus’ decision is final – no correspondence will be entered into.last_img read more

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U.S. Teens getting HPV Vaccine for Cancer Prevention

first_imgSix out of 10 U.S. parents are choosing the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccineAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 6 out of 10 U.S. parents are choosing to get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for their children. This information was documented in a report published in the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly publication.The CDC recommends parents get two doses of HPV vaccine for their children, at ages 11 or 12 to protect against cancers caused by HPV infections. It appears, however, that most children are getting their first dose of HPV vaccine, with many not completing the series.“I’m pleased with the progress, but too many teens are still not receiving the HPV vaccine – which leaves them vulnerable to cancers caused by HPV infection,” said CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D. “We need to do more to increase the vaccination rate and protect American youth today from future cancers tomorrow.”It is noted that:Adolescents who get the first dose of the HPV vaccine before their 15th birthday will need two doses of HPV vaccine.Teens and young adults who start the series later, at ages 15 – 26 years, will require three doses of the vaccine in order to be protected. Teen HPV vaccination: Key FindingsThe annual National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen) report, which examines vaccination coverage among U.S. adolescents released the following findings:60 percent of teens ages 13 to 17 received one or more doses of HPV vaccine in 2016, an increase of 4 percentage points from 2015.The HPV vaccine is becoming more common among boys, narrowing the vaccination rates between boys and girls with a 6 percentage point increase from 2015 for boys. Currently, about 65 percent of girls received the first dose, versus 56 percent of boys.Many youths are not keeping up with the full treatment. Only 43 percent of teens are up to date on all the recommended doses of the HPV vaccine; HPV vaccination rates were also lower in rural and less urban areas compared to more urban areas. Looking AheadStatistics are encouraging for future trends in HPV vaccination. In 2016, the CDC updated its HPV vaccine recommendations as follows:2 doses of the HPV vaccine in younger adolescents now provided levels of protection similar to those seen for three doses in older adolescents and young adults.11 to 12-year-olds should get two doses of HPV vaccine at least six months apart.“Recent changes to the vaccine recommendations mean preventing cancer is easier now than ever before,” said Nancy Messonnier, M.D., director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.Parents are encouraged to take advantage of any visits to the doctor, to get the HPV vaccine for their child.Adolescents should get the HPV vaccine during the same visit they get whooping cough and meningitis vaccines.last_img read more

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