Berlin, Vt — A $25,000 Quality Incentive Award was presented to Woodridge Nursing Home of Central Vermont Medical Center during National Nursing Home Week.Patrick Flood, Commissioner of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living presented the award to members of the Woodridge team.Awards are made annually to nursing facilities providing and sustaining a superior quality of care in an efficient and effective manner. The award must be used to enhance the quality of service provided to residents of the facility. In order to be eligible for the award, a facility must participate in the Vermont Medicaid program and meet the following criteria:1. Resident satisfaction surveys above the statewide average.2. Designated Gold Star Provider.3. No substantiated complaints in previous 12 months related to the quality of care, quality of life, or residents’ rights.4. The most recent health survey report resulted in a score of five or less, no deficiency with a scope and severity greater than the A-D level, with no more than two A-D level deficiencies in the general categories of Quality of Care, Quality of Life, or Resident Rights.
The Attorney General’s Office announced today that John Burgart of Fair Haven, Vermont pled guilty in Vermont Superior Court, Chittenden Criminal Division, to one count of Home Improvement Fraud.According to documents filed with the court, John Burgart of Burgart Roofing, Inc. entered into a contract with a couple from Underhill, Vermont to replace the roof on their home for $14,798.00. Burgart required and the couple paid a down payment of $8,525.00 in order to purchase the materials necessary to perform under the contract. However, Burgart neither purchased any of the materials nor performed any of the required work. In addition, Burgart failed to return the $8,525.00 down payment when the couple requested, in writing, that he do so.Pursuant to a plea agreement, Burgart was sentenced to zero to one year incarceration all suspended with probation. As part of his probation, Burgart must pay full restitution in the amount of $8,525.00. In addition, Burgart will be placed in the Vermont Attorney General’s Office’s Home Improvement Fraud Registry. Attorney General. 7.8.2011
Tallahassee lawyer fights the War on Terrorism Tallahassee lawyer fights the War on Terrorism September 1, 2003 Managing Editor Regular News Mark D. Killian Managing EditorWhen Islamic terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001, Tim Leadbeater, a Tallahassee tax attorney, “was stunned,” but also knew he soon would play a role in hunting down those who dealt the blow to his adopted homeland.“As soon as I saw those planes crashing, I was very sure it was a terrorist attack and knew that we were going to be mobilized,” said Leadbeater, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. “I was ready for it and in many ways grateful to have an opportunity – because like so many other people who were stunned and angered and wanted to be able to do something – this was an opportunity to actually be able to do something.”A few months later, Leadbeater – a Canadian by birth and American by choice – was deployed to Camp Doha in Kuwait, where he served as the deputy comptroller of Coalition Forces Land Component Command until August 2002. In prosecuting the War on Terrorism, Leadbeater said, CFLCC exercised command and control over land combat operations in Afghanistan and prepared for possible combat operations against Iraq.“We would send people down into Afghanistan,” said Leadbeater, who practices with Ausley & McMullen. “In our case we literally sent down guys with bags of American money to be able to provide [goods] and pay bills that our forces on the ground needed.”The initial months of the campaign against the Al Qaeda and its Taliban allies reminded him of the “Wild West.”“Our ground forces needed various things in way of support of facilities, contracting locally with Afghan vendors, including buying horses that our special forces people needed and actually used while they were in Afghanistan,” Leadbeater said, noting at one point his unit sent two sergeants into Afghanistan carrying a million dollars in $20 bills. “Then they had to sleep with it in tents, because there was nothing in terms of permanent facilities and then they had to be able to control and procure items locally [for the troops]. That was challenging because you did not know who you were dealing with.”Leadbeater retired from the military in April after 30 years of enlisted and commissioned service, including as an Army Airborne Ranger and as a paratrooper in the 82d Airborne Division. After leaving active duty in 1981 he served in the Army Reserve until his recent retirement.Because Leadbeater had more than 20 “good” years for retirement purposes, he could have retired and left the war for others to resolve. But he choose not to, saying it was difficult for him to “conceive of a more important mission, at that moment, than supporting the War on Terrorism.”Leadbeater also felt he owed it to his adopted country to help defend it. Leadbeater emigrated from Canada in 1964 along with his parents and six younger siblings and remembers vividly the excitement of seeing the Statue of Liberty as they sailed into New York harbor on an aging Italian liner.“We sold everything up in Canada.. . and just loaded up our possessions,” Leadbeater said. “Just knowing my father, that was the most economical way to move our family of nine from Halifax down to Deerfield Beach, especially since we did not have a car.”After clearing immigration and customs, the family traveled by train to Deerfield Beach. There his father and another Canadian expatriate opened a small retail office supply store, Royal Stationery, and he and his family “partook of the bounties of this great land.”Leadbeater said he has always deeply appreciated the opportunities the nation has afforded him and countless others.One of those opportunities came as a “second chance” for Leadbeater to get an education after graduating from Pompano Beach Senior High School in 1969 with an abysmal 1.7 GPA. That second chance came in the form of Palm Beach Junior College, where a high school diploma was the only entrance requirement. There he found a mentor who taught him how to study and take tests.“I had someone who cared enough to give me the kind of support I needed,” Leadbeater said. “He was a family friend who was also a high school math teacher. His name was Doug Traxler and he tutored me that first semester at no charge. More importantly he encouraged me and gave me the confidence I needed to go on to earn four degrees and three board certifications.“I firmly believe that in virtually any other country my high school performance would have relegated me to a station in life that would have been virtually impossible to change,” he saidLeadbeater, who once pumped gas and bagged groceries to make ends meet, earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 1973, Master of Business Administration (accounting) in 1985, his Juris Doctor in 1988, and a Master of Laws in taxation degree in 1989. He also is a Florida Bar board certified tax lawyer, a certified financial planner, and a certified public accountant.Leadbeater became a naturalized American in June 1973, which he considers one of the most significant events in his life. Three weeks later, as the draft and war in Vietnam was winding down, Leadbeater enlisted in America’s new all volunteer army.He went through basic training at Ft. Knox with the last draftees and was accepted to Officer Candidate School in 1974, while serving with a ranger unit in Washington.Leadbeater said it was a very sobering experience to board that military charter in November 2001, wearing his desert camouflage uniform and carrying two duffle bags not knowing his final destination nor when or even if he’d be returning.“The experience gave me a new appreciation for the service and sacrifices many others have made before,” Leadbeater said.When he returned home from Kuwait in August 2002, “it was with an invigorated appreciation for America and a realization that our way of life, our freedoms are more fragile than I had realized.”Leadbeater, 52, reached his mandatory military retirement date during the build-up to the invasion of Iraq, which left him somewhat disappointed.“I have friends in the reserves and on active duty who have been or are over there,” he said. “What a civilian might not understand is that if you are working with people, there is a bond that develops, especially in those circumstances, and when you see how well they have operated, you kind of wish you were there.”For Leadbeater, the American way of life has always been something worth defending and the events of 9/11 only deepened that conviction.“I am a grateful American,” he said.
Earlier this year I embarked on a journey to create a new website for my credit union. The mission: Help members and non-members alike compare our offerings and provide the necessary financial education needed to aide in their decision making process. The final product: a website that is both easy on the eyes and easily navigable for members and non-members.When I began this journey, I knew the two key components for success were staying organized and hitting deadlines. Both rang true as my team and I entered and completed each stage of the project, from initial research to design to the eventual testing and launch of our new site. If you’re considering taking on a new website project or have already committed to the thought, knowing what is in front of you will help take the pressure off. Here is a brief look at the steps my team and I took in developing and launching a successful website earlier this year:1. Do the Research – Choosing the right development partner couldn’t be more important. Understand what their capabilities are prior to signing on the dotted line to avoid complications further down the road. For us, that meant choosing a partner with a strong project manager, robust design skills (and the portfolio to prove it), and the staff who know the importance of being flexible and can handle any changes that may arise during the project.2. Assemble Your Team – For a more holistic viewpoint, we curated a group of credit union staff members from different departments who were able to outline how the new website could speak to the needs of members in relation to their respective areas.3. Develop a Content Plan – Since in today’s digital world, content is king, we knew we had to develop content that would not only speak to the value of our products, but be written in a way both members and nonmembers could understand. Outlining the benefits of each product prior to initializing content development proved invaluable.4. Don’t Settle on Design – As three initial designs were presented to us, we knew it was imperative to walk through each element and understand how each would function when fully built out. Thanks to a supportive development partner, we were able to ask a lot of questions and be confident in the decisions we made when taking elements from all three designs and combining them into what became our final product.5. Test, Test, Test – Once the staging link was handed off to us, we initialized Project All Hands on Deck. By enlisting our entire marketing team as well as members of our interdepartmental team, we were able to test and review every single element within the new site and provide detailed feedback to our development partner as to what was working, what needed attention, and what we felt could function better in a different way.6. Get Ready to Hit the Button – The idea of hitting the “live” button for me was one, after months of development, that felt surreal to me. Of course, this included moving all our files to our server and continuing to test until the very last moment, but for me, “going live” was something to take in and enjoy.Now that we have launched and the feedback we have received is nothing but positive, I can consider this project one for the books. But if I leave you with anything, it’s this. A website project is never over. Whether its adding new content or building upon functionality you enabled in phase one, a website is a living, breathing thing, which will always require your attention. Knowing this will ensure your members and non-members always have somewhere they can go to get the support they need. 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Sheila McGrath Sheila McGrath is the Marketing Technologist for Service Credit Union. In this position, she manages all aspects of website and email strategy and as well as implementation. Web: www.servicecu.org Details
A tender has been announced for measure Promotion in third country markets from the new National Wine Aid Program until 2023. Apart from the Wine Envelope, through which Croatian winemakers and winegrowers can build cellars, purchase equipment, reconstruct vineyards and promote their wines, the Rural Development Program of the Republic of Croatia also co-finances the construction of new vineyards. Also soon in Parliament will be a proposal for a new law on wine which will bring the legal framework for the production of grapes and wine and the sale of wine in market-transparent conditions. Beneficiaries measure Promotion in third country markets are: professional organizations involved in the wine sector, wine producers ‘organizations, associations of wine producers’ organizations, temporary or permanent associations of two or more producers, sector organizations involved in the wine sector, public bodies established by law representing wine producers, except state budget users and private companies (natural or legal persons) registered for wine production. The level of support is up to 80% of the total eligible costs, within which the share of 50% of eligible costs refers to EU funds, and the share of 30% of the total eligible costs to state aid funds (de minimis aid). The maximum amount of total eligible costs per project is 250.000 euros. NEW WINE LAW ADOPTED: FOUR WINE REGIONS ESTABLISHED The aim of the competition is to help winemakers to place their wines on the market outside the European Union, the so-called third countries, in order to better position our wines on the world wine list. Eligible costs within the Promotion measure are: advertising in the media on third country markets; public relations, promotion and marketing, including the organization of information trips to Croatia; promotion of the image of Croatia, promotional sales and activities related to public relations; production and distribution of promotional materials for third country markets; participation in trade fairs and other events in third country markets, and administrative and staff costs. The application deadline is March 29, 2019. year, and the tender and detailed instructions with a list of forms are available here. RELATED NEWS: VINART GRAND TASTING BECAME THE MOST IMPORTANT WINE EVENT IN OUR BEAUTIFUL
The lovely deck area at 114 Central Avenue, Sherwood. Cathy Kuipers has lived in her two-level home at Sherwood for four years.But now she’s decided the time has come to downsize as her daughter is moving out.Ms Kuipers, a nurse, said she loved the area.Her home at 114 Central Ave, is in a wide street, close to parks, schools, and a 10-minute walk to the Brisbane River.Ms Kuipers said the home was comfortable and easy to maintain.“It’s very light and bright,” she said. One of the bedrooms at 114 Central Avenue, Sherwood.Quality fittings throughout the home include ducted airconditioning and split systems on the ground floor, high ceilings, gas hot water system and two 2500 litre water tanksHarcourts Graceville selling agent Carol Summerlin said the house was built on a flat block with plenty of grassed area. She said the home was ideal for families with young children and pets. “With popular cafes at the end of the street and the Sherwood shopping strip not much further away, this a fabulous lifestyle opportunity to secure a home in a quiet and sought after location,” Ms Summerlin said. 114 Central Avenue, Sherwood.With a dog and two cats, Ms Kuipers said there was plenty of room on the 405sq m property.She said people often walked past her home and were keen for a chat.A timber staircase leads to the upper level.And an expansive living area opens onto the huge undercover deck which gets a north-easterly breeze. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019114 Central Avenue, Sherwood.Ms Kuipers said her favourite part of the home was the deck area.“It’s highset and the breezes are so nice, I just open the front and back doors and enjoy it.“I spend a lot of time on the deck.”
Mail Online 18 Feb 2013A council is planning to replace traditional male and female lavatories with ‘gender neutral’ toilets in an attempt to facilitate the transgender community.The facilities will avoid using the words ‘men’ and ‘ladies’, instead using symbols that indicate they can be used by people of any sex.But the plans to change signage on the toilets, which will be used by both adults and children, have attracted criticism and been described as ‘political correctness’.Brighton and Hove city council chiefs said that they wished to ‘promote the term gender neutral’ in emails discussing the proposed block on Rottingdean seafront, East Sussex.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2280331/Brighton-Council-open-gender-neutral-public-toilets-phases-male-female-lavatories.html
Shirley Jean (Meyer) Kiefer was born on December 15, 1950 in Batesville, Indiana and passed into eternal peace on November 16, 2016 in Greensburg, Indiana. She was born to the late Wilbur J. and Cornelia S. “Connie” (Schebler) Meyer of Hamburg, Indiana. The eldest of five siblings, growing up on the family farm in Hamburg, Indiana, she graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in Oldenburg. She was married to Roy G. Kiefer on September 14, 1974, and was a lifelong homemaker, loving wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, and aunt.Shirley had worked for five years at Hill-Rom in Batesville, had been a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Hamburg where she loved singing in the choir. Shirley did not know a stranger and befriended all those in need of a smile. She had a love for taking care of others, baking home cooked meals, serving sweet tea, sending cards / handwritten notes, and making afghans.She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Roy G. Kiefer, Greensburg; daughter, Shannon Day, Greensburg; three grandchildren, Rhegan Day, Madelyn Day, and Jimmie Day all of Greensburg; four siblings, Gene (Andie) Meyer, Hamburg, Wanda (Larry) Lecher, Greensburg, Donna Kieffer, Greensburg, and Bernard (Kim) Meyer, Hamburg.She was preceded in death by her parents.Family and friends will gather at 3:30 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home to pray the rosary. Visitation will follow the rosary until 7:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Oldenburg with Rev. David Kobak officiating.Interment will be held in the St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery in Hamburg.Memorials may be made to the Decatur County 4 Kids.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Michael Owen has thrown his support behind Manchester United’s decision to extend Odion Ighalo’s loan deal and believes the striker has proven his doubters wrong at Old Trafford.Eyebrows were raised when United wrapped up a temporary agreement with Shanghai Greenland Shenhua for Ighalo in January but the 30-year-old seized his opportunity with both hands, racking up four goals and an assist in his opening eight appearances. The break in football caused by the coronavirus crisis put Ighalo’s future in serious doubt as it meant the Nigerian’s contract came to an end with nine Premier League matches remaining of the season.But the Red Devils ended the uncertainty last week as Ighalo, a lifelong fan of the club, put pen to paper on a six-month extension.“I like him, I like him a lot,” former United and England forward Owen said on Premier League Productions.“I know people turn their nose up at him because he’s come from Chinese football or because he’s on loan, he’s not a sexy £60 million player or whatever.“But I tell you what, I like him. “He’s maybe not the full-time No.9 for Manchester United permanently but when you’ve got [Anthony] Martial, when you’ve got Ighalo, when you’ve got [Marcus] Rashford, all of a sudden you’ve got a bit of pace, a bit of pace, a bit of guile.”Asked whether Ighalo could be United’s answer to Divock Origi, Owen replied: “Yeah, but even more of a role I’d say, Ighalo.“I think he’s another level up, to be honest.“I think he would get more game-time for Manchester United than Origi would at Liverpool in the future.“I like him and I think it’s a good move to extend his contract.” Tags: Manchester UnitedMichael OwenOdion Ighalo
Everton midfielder Darron Gibson is likely to require surgery at the end of the season to fix a troublesome thigh problem, according to manager David Moyes. The 25-year-old missed nearly three months from September with the injury and he sat out almost all January and although he has returned to the starting line-up on a regular basis he is still hampered. Gibson scored from long-range in Saturday’s 2-0 win over QPR and Moyes would like to see him do it more frequently but believes it is not possible currently. “After the game on Saturday, I was asked about Darron Gibson’s goal and his shot – I think he could do it more and with more ferocity as well because he’s got a great shot on him,” said the Scot. “He has got a bit of a problem at the top of his thigh which will probably require an operation at the end of the season.” Despite not being 100 per cent Gibson has added a different dimension to Everton’s midfield with his vision and distribution. “What he has given us is that he is good on the ball and he has a better range of passing than maybe some of the other midfielders we have,” added Moyes. “I think overall he has had an impact. He had a bit of a dip midway through after he came back from his injury but his form is good right now.” Press Association