1 Jan
2021

BROC Launches Website

first_imgBROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont is very excited to announcethe recent launching of its website www.broc.org(link is external). When you visit www.broc.org(link is external) you can learn about our many programs and services for individuals and families with low-income, donation and volunteer opportunities, and much more.Visit us on the web. You may discover something you didn’t know BROC does! For general information or to request a presentation about BROC, please contact Pamela A. Shambo at (802) 775-0878 or 1-800-717-2762.last_img

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18 Dec
2020

Let’s hope the regulation is worth it

first_imgI’m sure that “the regulation” needs little, if any, further definition. Just as “the drive” in Super Bowl annals will always be associated with John Elway and the Denver Broncos, “the regulation” is a good candidate to forever be associated with the Department of Labor and its fiduciary definition package of final regulations and exemptions.  This guidance has been that big.Big, of course, can mean a couple of things.  In terms of length in its Federal Register-published version – or any version, for that matter – the guidance is certainly big.  It fills more printed pages than any other in my 31 years in the retirement industry.  In terms of its potential impact on the way advisors do business with retirement investors, it is certainly big.  While notably improved over the proposed regulations, the final regulations are likely to be just as demanding in terms of the analysis required to comprehend what it all means, and configure operations and administration in order to comply.These DOL regulations contain a Regulatory Impact Analysis that attempts to quantify in dollars-and-cents terms the effort – translated into cost – that will be required to comply.  Notably, the costs being accounted for – whether or not they are reasonably accurate – measure chiefly those costs incurred by individuals and organizations involved in the advising relationship.  The brokerage, the mutual fund company, insurance company, street corner bank or credit union, and their employees or affiliates, are theoretically taken into account in this assessment of effort and cost. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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10 Jan
2020

Suarez hat-trick extends Barca’s La Liga lead

first_img0Shares0000Suarez, Coutinho and Messi were all on song as Barcelona thrashed Girona © AFP / LLUIS GENEMADRID, Spain, Feb 25 – Luis Suarez hit a hat-trick and Philippe Coutinho scored a brilliant first league goal for Barcelona as the La Liga leaders thrashed Girona 6-1 on Saturday to open up a 10-point lead at the top of the table.Lionel Messi continued his return to goalscoring form with a double to reach 30 in all competitions for the season, as Barca extended their advantage over closest title rivals Atletico Madrid, who visit Sevilla on Sunday. Real Madrid remain off the pace in third, despite a comfortable 4-0 victory over Alaves that saw Cristiano Ronaldo net a double and Gareth Bale back on the scoresheet.It was the perfect outing for Barcelona after ninth-placed Girona had taken a shock early lead on their first-ever visit to the Camp Nou, as Coutinho, Suarez, Messi and Ousmane Dembele shone on their first start together.Portu took advantage of hesitation from Barca centre-back Samuel Umtiti to round goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and slot into an empty net to put Girona ahead in La Liga’s newest Catalan derby.The hosts took less than two minutes to get back on level terms, though, as Messi collected the ball in midfield before sending Suarez through to score.Messi’s wizardry put Ernesto Valverde’s side in front on the half-hour mark, after Suarez touched down a long pass from Andres Iniesta for the Argentinian.It looked as though the chance had gone when Messi was forced wide, but the league’s top scorer showed trademark footwork to jink past several defenders before slotting into the bottom corner.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was running the show, and he doubled the advantage just seven minutes later with a low free-kick under the wall.“It always seems that he has done everything and then suddenly, he surprises us again, as with his free kick. It sounds easy but it is not,” said Barca coach Ernesto Valverde.Having gone five games without a goal before his crucial equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Chelsea in the Champions League in midweek, Messi has scored three in two games.Barcelona’s fourth goal came on the stroke of half-time with Girona’s defenders left begging for the interval after Messi’s perfectly-weighted pass found Coutinho to square for Suarez to tap in.The Catalan giants eased off slightly in the second half, but Coutinho got off the mark in the league in style as he cut inside and curled a long-range strike into the far corner.French winger Dembele played his part too late on as he crossed from the left for Suarez to complete a hat-trick.After a slow start to the campaign, the Uruguayan forward has now scored 17 goals in his last 14 league matches.– Selfless Ronaldo –Heads up: Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Real down Alaves 4-0 © AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUEarlier on Saturday, Real coach Zinedine Zidane hailed Ronaldo’s selflessness after the forward gave up the chance of a hat-trick by allowing Benzema to take a late penalty at the Santiago Bernabeu.Zidane restored Bale to the starting XI to reunite the ‘BBC’ front line of the Welshman, Ronaldo and Benzema.Ronaldo, whose first goal was created by a magnificent Benzema flick, stood aside in the 89th minute to allow the Frenchman to convert only his fourth league goal of the season.“The gesture of Cristiano is very important,” said Zidane. “After the game he played, Karim just needed to score a goal.“He (Ronaldo) had opportunities, he scored twice. After there is this gesture of Cristiano for Karim.“This proves that between them, there is a good atmosphere, a good relationship, and to win and continue what we’re doing, it’s super important.”The reigning champions’ title hopes are all but over, with Real 14 points adrift of Barca, but a run of four straight wins has ended any worries of missing out on a Champions League spot.“Confidence returns from playing these kinds of matches,” added Zidane.“After our match against PSG (3-1 win in Champions League), we’ve been doing much better, maybe there was a missing part or something like that.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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24 Dec
2019

DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP TO HOST VITAL CHILDREN’S OFFICER WORKSHOP

first_imgDonegal Sports Partnership will be holding a Children’s Officer Workshop in their Letterkenny Offices on Saturday 9th November commencing at 10:00am (6-hour workshop). The workshop is designed for Club or Sporting Organisations where members have completed the Code of Ethics & Good Practice for Children’s Sport Workshop (Basic awareness).Workshop cost is: €25.00 per person with further details and an application available by emailing: danny@activedonegal.com or phone: Donegal Sports Partnership on: 074 9116078 PLEASE NOTE: Workshop is dependent on numbers received. This is the last Children’s Officer Workshop that will be held this year. DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP TO HOST VITAL CHILDREN’S OFFICER WORKSHOP was last modified: October 8th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Children’s Officer WorkshopDONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIPlast_img read more

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