Vermont police get grants to buy bulletproof vests

first_imgvermont Business Magazine Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) on Friday announced that grants will be coming to Vermont to support the purchase of lifesaving protective vests for Vermont law enforcement officers, under the Leahy-authored Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program. The funding includes $68,400 to help 29 local police and sheriff departments buy more than 175 new bulletproof vests for their officers.Leahy is the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the author of the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program.  He successfully fought for its reauthorization earlier this year(link is external).  As a result, over the next five years more than 200,000 officers across the country will receive lifesaving vests. “Law enforcement officers working on the frontlines must have the tools they need to protect themselves in the line of duty.  We owe that to them and to their families.”  Leahy said.  “The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program was created because of a tragic shootout with police on the Vermont-New Hampshire border.  It is perhaps the most tangible support that Congress can provide to law enforcement officers, and I take great comfort in knowing that more Vermont officers will have the protection of lifesaving vests with these grants.”Leahy said the program, which provides matching funds for departments to purchase bulletproof vests, is vital to small communities that struggle under tight budgets to keep their officers safe.  Further responding to those needs, Leahy improved the federal grant program by authoring a provision in 2009 to waive in whole or in part the matching requirement for small jurisdictions in Vermont and other states that are experiencing financial hardships.Leahy frequently hears from Vermont law enforcement officers about the escalating presence of powerful weapons found at the scenes of drug investigations.  Since the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program first received funding in 1999, more than $1 million has been awarded to police departments in Vermont to buy more than 4500 protective vests for Vermont law enforcement officers.Vermont Jurisdictions Receiving Bulletproof Vest GrantsJurisdiction $4,350.00 Number of Vests 2 $1,032.00 Middlebury Town Springfield Town 3 $775.00 7 Barre Town 12 12 8 $2,136.00 South Burlington City $928.50 $2,528.01 Essex Junction Village $3,200.00 8 Grant Amount 214Source: (FRIDAY, Oct. 7, 2016) — Senator Patrick Leahy 1 Vergennes City Franklin County Shelburne Town 4 Castleton Town $2,920.50 Grand Isle County $4,262.50 $3,325.00 8 $1,425.00 $989.47 Fair Haven Town $1,348.50 $2,247.50 Lamoille County Berlin Town Wilmington Town $2,250.50 $284.50 5 9 $3,156.76 3 $2,000.00 3 4 Pittsford Town Hardwick Town Rutland City 5 12 Bennington Town Rutland County $1,335.00 3 Winhall Town 8 Williston Town $1,497.50 Milton Town 9 11 $5,390.00 Royalton Manchester Town $1,547.50 5 St. Albans City $3,193.50 Bellows Falls Village $3,580.00 8 $1,876.00 Woodstock Village $2,070.00 $1,350.00 $1,400.00 6 Brattleboro Town 4 Totals for Vermont 5 $4,968.00 Hartford Town 4 5 $68,401.13 3last_img read more

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Women sit sixth after first day

first_imgWomen sit sixth after first dayPlay was suspended during the second round due to darkness.Christopher Selleck; Daily File photoCarmen Laguna practices putting Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Les Bolstad Golf Course in Falcon Heights, Minn. Nickalas TabbertFebruary 5, 2013Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers women’s golf team shot 37-over par in the opening day of the Hurricane Invitational on Monday in Coral Gables, Fla.Minnesota is in sixth place out of 16 teams competing in the 54-hole event.The Gophers were unable to finish the second round due to darkness. Teams will finish their second rounds Tuesday morning before starting the third round.Minnesota trails Big Ten conference rival Iowa by four shots. Texas State leads the tournament with a team score of 17-over par.Banchalee Theinthong leads the Gophers in 15th place. The junior shot 5-over par in her first round and used three birdies in five holes on the back nine to shoot even par through 14 holes in her second round. Carmen Laguna, the Gophers’ top performer in the fall season, is tied for 23rd at 8-over par. She shot 4-over par in her opening round and has the same score in her second round with three holes remaining.Sarinee Thitiratanakorn is tied for 38th at 12-over par, and Anna Laorr is tied for 42nd and is one shot behind.Jackie Shepherd is tied for 53rd with five holes left in her second round.Minnesota’s Taylor Quinn is participating as an individual and will not count for the team score. She is 67th and has three holes left in her second round.The Gophers will compete in five tournaments this spring before the Big Ten championships. Minnesota improved over the course of four tournaments last fall, finishing third in its last two tournaments.last_img read more

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Phoenix Children’s expands to Biltmore Commerce Center

first_imgPhoenix Children’s Hospital has committed to a 27,265-square-foot office lease at Biltmore Commerce Center, a Class A Camelback Corridor office building that was purchased just months ago by office investment and management expert Lincoln Property Company (LPC) and a fund managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (Oaktree). The company will move into Biltmore Commerce Center next month, bringing the project to 96 percent occupied.The is the first lease new deal signed by the building ownership, which purchased Biltmore Commerce Center as part of more than $165 million in Phoenix-area investment activity in the early months of 2015.“PCH was looking for a location close to its main hospital that could provide office-specific space for its growing administrative and executive functions. With its location and efficiencies, Biltmore Commerce Center fit that bill precisely,” said Lincoln Property Company’s Vice President Amr Ceran. “We are very pleased to welcome PCH to our tenant mix, and look forward to putting this project’s full advantages to work for them.”Under the lease, Phoenix Children’s Hospital will ultimately occupy 27,265 square feet of space – a full wing on the project’s second floor. They will use the space for executive offices and for administrative functions including human resources and accounting.Scott Maxwell of CRESA represented Phoenix Children’s Hospital in the lease negotiations. Lee & Associates’ Bill Blake, Craig Coppola, Andrew Cheney and Colton Trauter represented the landlord.LPC has also completed a number of lease renewals at the project since its purchase, including Extreme Consulting and Strategy Wealth Management.Located at 3200 E. Camelback Rd., on the northeast corner of Camelback Road and 32nd Street in Phoenix’s prominent Camelback Corridor, Biltmore Commerce Center is known for its Alucobond® metal panel exterior and highly visible, street-facing water feature. The project totals three stories and 259,000 square feet, with efficient floorplates and an 11,000-square-foot, newly remodeled three-story atrium running through the interior first floor. It also includes ground-level parking and subterranean parking that provides quick and direct access to all tenant floors via two separate elevator banks.Additional project renovations and features include remodeled corridors and lobbies, upgraded landscaping and the new street-facing water feature. The property has earned an average 94-point Energy Star rating over the past six years. In 2012, it was named The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).The project sits across the street from two retail projects, with numerous dining, shopping and business services options.“This is a true landmark Phoenix property, with the full support of LPC’s more than 50 years of asset and project management expertise behind it,” said LPC Director of Management Services Alisa Timm, who directs the project’s property management strategy. “Amenities like the central atrium and high-tech touches give it the power to remain at the top of the market.”With the Phoenix Children’s Hospital lease, Biltmore Commerce Center is now almost 96 percent leased to a broad group of tenants including HDR Engineering, Coamerica, Lee & Associates, United Way, Greystar, North American Title Company, DeRito Partners and Miller Russell & Associates.LPC is now under construction on a first-floor, 4,600 speculative office suite at the project, with estimated completion in late July. This, along with one additional 6,241-square-foot suite on the third floor, makes up the last available space at Biltmore Commerce Center.last_img read more

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Stride Tool Names New Board Member

first_imgDeMoulpied 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. CHAGRIN FALLS, OH — Stride Tool Inc., a designer and manufacturer of specialty hand tools, has announced the appointment of automotive industry veteran Paul Baffico to its board of directors. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Baffico brings considerable automotive industry experience to the Stride Tool team. A former senior officer of Sears, Roebuck and Co., Baffico served as automotive group president, chairman and CEO of Western Auto. He played a key role in the company’s 1993-1999 turnaround and was directly responsible for the transformation, growth and development of the automotive business, which produced $4.5 billion in revenue. He was a member of the Sears Executive Committee and reported to the chairman and CEO. After culminating his 34-year career with Sears, Baffico founded Invisible Intellect, LLC, a management consulting firm. His current client list includes: American Express Tax and Business Services; R. L. Polk & Co.; Walker Racing, Inc.; A.T. Kearney; Chanin Capital Partners; BVerticals, Inc.; Siemens VDO Automotive; and Prefix, Inc. Stride Tool designs, manufactures and markets professional and DIY hand tools for a global customer base. Its Imperial brand will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2005 and is sold through HVAC, retail, industrial and automotive distribution. The privately held company operates production facilities in Illinois, New York and Ohio. More information is available at: www.stridetool.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,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 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.  LSI 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.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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BorgWarner Names New President and GM, BorgWarner Transmission Systems; New Technology VP

first_imgAUBURN HILLS, MI — BorgWarner has named two executives to new posts. Dr. Bernd Matthes has been named president and general manager, BorgWarner Transmission Systems, succeeding Mark Perlick, who has been named to the newly created position of vice president of technology for BorgWarner. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Matthes has held a number of leadership positions within BorgWarner Transmission Systems and was instrumental in the development and launch of BorgWarner DualTronic, the company’s award winning transmission technology. He was most recently vice president operations – Europe for BorgWarner Transmission Systems, a position he has held since 2003. He joined BorgWarner in 1993 as chief engineer at BorgWarner Transmission Systems in Heidelberg, Germany, and became program manager for Dual Clutch Systems in 1998. He was named general manager, DualTronic in 2000, and managing director of BorgWarner Transmission Systems – Europe in 2002. From 1987 to 1993, Matthes was a research scientist in Tribology at the Institute of Materials Science, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany. As Vice President of Technology, Mark Perlick will be responsible for driving the company’s innovation process and investment in new technologies within BorgWarner’s Engine and Drivetrain Groups, and overseeing the successful implementation of technology strategies throughout the organization on a global basis. Perlick served as president and general manager of BorgWarner Transmission Systems for the past year. Previously, he was vice president, engineering, BorgWarner TorqTransfer Systems, a position he held since joining the company in February 1999. He also served as acting president of BorgWarner TorqTransfer Systems from February 2002 to December 2002. Advertisement Before joining BorgWarner, Perlick had a 35-year career at General Motors Corp. beginning in 1964 as a co-op student. He held numerous positions in engineering and program management at GM. His most recent position there was chief engineer in automatic transmission engineering. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. To learn more about BorgWarner, go to: www.borgwarner.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

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Sales strong for Air Liquide

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First public LNG refuelling unit in UK from BOC

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True Zero eliminates 1,000 tonnes of GHGs

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Aliança Wraps Up Boxship Newbuilding Program

first_imgBrazilian shipping company Aliança, a subsidiary of the German container line Hamburg Süd, has completed the expansion and modernisation of its boxship cabotage fleet with the christening of the new 4,848 TEU Vicente Pinzón.   In the past two years, Aliança has launched a total of six newbuildings for its cabotage services, four of which feature a slot capacity of 3,800 TEU each and two with 4,800 TEU each.The christening took place on 20 June at the Terminal Marítimo de Passageiros in the Port of Santos.The Vicente Pinzón and its sister ship Bartolomeu Dias, which was christened in April, are the largest vessels ever to be deployed by Aliança in its Brazilian coastal routes – with around 4,800 TEU each (including 600 reefer slots).The ship is named after the Spanish seafarer and explorer Vicente Yáñez Pinzón, who reached the Brazilian coast on 26 January 1500 in what is today Pernambuco.last_img read more

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Slowing market: a time to take stock – and get savvy

first_imgEveryone’s got their own views on Brexit. Some want it hard, some want it soft, and others don’t want it at all. But what everyone in construction can agree on is that it’s casting a long shadow over the industry. The most recent economic data underline this.January’s Construction PMI came in below expectation, with even housebuilding slipping into decline for the first time in 16 months – despite figures released last week by the Office for National Statistics showing it had made a ‘notable positive contribution to growth in Q4’. The PMI also revealed that commercial and civil engineering remained ‘near-stagnant’ and that new orders across the board had fallen due to ‘market uncertainty’ (translation: Brexit). In short, demand from consumers and businesses alike is under growing pressure due to the lack of economic visibility.2018 and 2019 could see it become a lot harder to shift units as prospective buyers deal with the toxic cocktail of high living costs, rising borrowing costs and economic uncertainty as Brexit negotiations enter the final straight“New orders received by UK construction companies decreased slightly for the first time in four months during the latest survey period. Many respondents linked falling new business to worries fuelled by general political and economic uncertainty,” the January PMI stated.Rates to rise quicker than expectedLast Thursday, at the unveiling of the Bank of England’s latest inflation report, Governor Mark Carney proceeded to fan the flames of uncertainty, informing markets (in typically highly caveated and quasi-robotic central Bank speak) that rates will have to riser quicker than expected to contain inflation. He mused: “In order to bring inflation back to target, it is likely to be necessary to raise interest rates, to a limited degree, in a gradual process, but somewhat earlier and to a somewhat greater extent than we had thought in November.”Now interest rates going up quicker than expected will clearly impact all sectors of the construction industry, but a particular concern is the adverse effect it is likely to have on residential property development.After all, against a backdrop of Brexit-related uncertainty and stubbornly high inflation, the one thing that has kept demand among buyers relatively strong is the allure of exceptionally low borrowing costs. They’ve almost certainly been the difference between many people buying and not. But when rates go up again, people who are 50/50 about buying a new home may increasingly choose to sit tight and see how our exit from the EU pans out. For housebuilders, that could see transaction levels fall, accentuating the impact of high inflation (caused by sterling weakness) on already squeezed margins and cash flow.In short, 2018 and 2019 could see it become a lot harder to shift units as prospective buyers deal with the toxic cocktail of high living costs, rising borrowing costs and economic uncertainty as Brexit negotiations enter the final straight.Reduce the pressure during slowdownIt’s for this reason that the way developers choose to finance their projects, and how they manage that finance throughout a project’s lifecycle, has never been as important. It can’t change the market but it can alleviate the pressure when unit sales are in slowdown.Very few developers are even aware that, once the construction phase of a project is complete, they can refinance off standard development finance rates onto ‘exit finance’ rates that in some cases can be under 0.5% per month. And yet, depending on the size of an individual project, the savings can be substantial, and can amount to tens of thousands of pounds, which represents all-important cash flow for developers in a sluggish market— or indeed capital to be directed towards future projects. Which is, after all, what it’s all about.last_img read more

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