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  • Walk Georgia online exercise program kicks off for fall

    first_imgIt’s time to pull out those walking shoes and get steppin’, Georgia. The annual eight-week program, Walk Georgia, began Sept. 5, and registration continues through Sept. 14.Walk Georgia encourages Georgians to increase their physical activity and have fun with their community while doing so.“The goals of the program are to get people more physically active, encourage them to make activity part of their daily schedule and show them it can be fun,” said Connie Crawley, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist.Georgians of any age are allowed to participate in the free service and may do so individually or with a team of up to four people.Once registered, participants are able to record their activity online from Sept. 5- Oct. 30. Anyone who has access to a computer can join. Participants of any age can log on to www.walkgeorgia.org and track their activity.“When people have a website to go to and log their activity and minutes, they do so more regularly,” Crawley said.Activity recorded is translated into “walked” miles. Accumulating miles allows the individual or team to navigate across the state and chart their course to virtually “walk” Georgia. As the course continues, participants learn facts about the counties they visit along with new ways to improve their health.“People really enjoy the interaction, and it can encourage them to be more physically fit,” Crawley said. “They also enjoy the rewards for the activity. When they record more activity, they learn new things about the places they visit.” Walk Georgia also encourages friendly competition. Teams and individuals can compare themselves to others who are “walking” Georgia. This allows rankings for teams and top individuals in each county. People are eager to be on the top, Crawley said.The program encourages physical activity of all kinds. Activity can range from hiking, yoga, swimming and gardening to Frisbee and bowling.Walk Georgia has a weekly goal for individual participants and teams to walk 15 miles. This goal can be spread out through a number of activities, days and team members.Before registering, Crawley says there are two important things to know: “The most important thing is to write down your username and password,” she said. “When you register and don’t log in for a couple weeks, it is easy to forget. Secondly, all activity counts, and there is a lot to choose from. Walking, bike riding and a swim can all be logged for one day.”For more information and to register for Walk Georgia, visit www.walkgeorgia.org.last_img read more

  • Green Mountain Coffee Roasters sets price of $67.25 for stock offer

    first_imgGreen Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., (NASDAQ: GMCR) today announced that it has priced its public offering of 5,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $67.25 per share. Additionally, the Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 750,000 additional shares of common stock to cover overallotments, if any, at the price to the public less the underwriting discount. Subject to customary conditions, the offering is expected to close on or about August 12, 2009. The net proceeds to the Company, after deducting the underwriting discount and other estimated offering expenses, are expected to be approximately $321.4 million (exclusive of the underwriters overallotment option). BofA Merrill Lynch is serving as sole book-running manager of the offering. Canaccord Adams is serving as co-lead manager of the offering. William Blair & Company, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and Janney Montgomery Scott are serving as co-managers of the offering.The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay debt, including part of the outstanding balance under its credit facility, and the remainder for general corporate purposes.To obtain a copy of the prospectus and the final prospectus supplement for this offering, please contact: BofA Merrill Lynch, 4 World Financial Center, New York, NY 10080, telephone 212-449-1000, attention: Prospectus Department; Canaccord Adams, 99 High Street, 12th Floor, Boston, MA 02110, telephone 800-225-6201, attention: Syndicate Department; William Blair & Company, 222 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60606, telephone: 312-236-1600, attention: Syndicate; SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, 3333 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326, telephone: 404-926-5463 or by e-mail at prospectus@rhco.com(link sends e-mail); or Janney Montgomery Scott, 60 State Street, 35th Floor, Boston, MA 02109, attention: Equity Syndicate Department or prospectus@jmsonline.com(link sends e-mail), telephone: 617-557-2971.This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.Forward-Looking StatementsCertain statements contained herein including the expected date of closing, the expected net proceeds and the expected use of net proceeds are not based on historical fact and are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the applicable securities laws and regulations. Owing to the uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements, actual events or results could differ materially from those stated here. These forward-looking statements reflect management s expectations as of the date of this press release and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including that the proposed offering is subject to closing conditions. The Company does not undertake to revise these statements to reflect subsequent developments.Source: WATERBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– 8/7/2009last_img read more

  • A contract was signed to support the Cyclotourism Development Program on the continent

    first_imgSource: The ministry of tourism Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli is in Koprivnica where he met with Koprivnica-Križevci County Prefect Darko Koren and on that occasion signed a support agreement based on the Cyclotourism Development Program on the Continent in 2019. The signing of the contract took place at 08.45 in the County offices. The round table and panel discussion “Future in Croatia” are part of a large national action Croatian Intelligence in Croatia, the ultimate goal of which is to keep young educated people in Croatia. We would like to remind you that, based on the Decision on the selection of projects and the allocation of grants through the Cyclotourism Development Program on the Continent in 2019, funds were approved for co-financing 14 development projects in the amount of HRK 4.974.900.center_img The plan is to build 10 rest areas as part of the international cycling route that passes through Podravina and Prigorje, and to install traffic counters, ie cyclists, and the lookouts on parts of the cycling and wine roads will be renovated. Furthermore, during his stay in Koprivnica, Minister Cappelli also met with the Mayor of Koprivnica, Mišel Jakšić, with whom he discussed the development of tourism on the continent and development projects in the county.last_img read more

  • Modern style draws $700k sale in Scarborough

    first_img3/51 Landsborough Ave, ScarboroughA RENOVATED apartment with ocean views has sold at Scarborough for $700,000.Forty 20 Property sales agent Steve Hart said a middle-aged couple bought the unit at 3/51 Landsborough Ave as an investment property.He said they had been in the building to inspect another unit when they decided to take a look at this one.“They loved it the moment they saw it,” Mr Hart said.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“There’s two things about that property that sold it — one is its position and two, it’s just beautifully presented. 3/51 Landsborough Ave, Scarborough“It’s in an older block — they were built in 2003 — (but) to my knowledge, it’s the only renovated one there.”Mr Hart said its modern style was what attracted the considerably higher price than other units in the building.He said apartments were much more popular than houses on the Peninsula of late, particularly among retirees and buyers looking to downsize or invest.“I can’t see that stopping for a while, there’s a lot of people in that market place,” Mr Hart said.He said a lack of modern houses in the area could be responsible for the trend.last_img read more

  • IORP II could make Dutch scheme accountability boards ‘redundant’

    first_imgNicolette OpdamThe lawyers highlighted that VO members were not required to have relevant expertise, and lacked the knowledge to, for example, advise about subjects such as mergers and the structure of contributions.Making the VO members jointly responsible for investment policy, on a par with a scheme’s supervisory board (RvT) should require them to have the same expertise as the Dutch regulator DNB demands from RvT members, Van Tilburg and Opdam said.They added that pension funds’ boards already had difficulties recruiting capable trustees.Participants’ councilVan Tilburg and Obdam suggested that the VO should be replaced with a participant council without advisory rights, but with the role of a “sounding board” for the pension fund.Its task should be asking the board and RvT about policy issues and talking with the scheme’s key officials, including accountants and actuaries, after being briefed on policy.The new council could subsequently report about their findings in the pension fund’s annual report and on its website, and should also be entitled to advise about the profile of new RvT members.The pension fund should also fine-tune its communication and information activities with the participant body in order to maximise the efficiency of the message.The lawyers said their suggested approach would not clash with internal supervision requirements or the establishment of a scheme’s risk appetite for investments.The participant council would have a say only on policy areas that have a real impact on scheme members, Van Tilburg and Obdam said.The full opinion piece is available in Dutch on the Pensioen Pro website.Further reading‘Give members more say on investment strategy’, argues Dutch politician Dutch pension funds’ mandatory accountability bodies are to become redundant following recent regulatory developments including IORP II, according to pension lawyers.In an opinion piece for IPE’s Dutch sister publication Pensioen Pro, Bianca van Tilburg and Nicolette Opdam of HVG Law advocated replacing the bodies – known as VOs – with a new “participant council” with different competences and responsibilities.In the lawyers’ opinion, the VO was set to lose its added value in the decision-making process due to new rules introducing key positions for risk management, internal audit and actuarial matters. They also warned that the knowledge gap between the VO and the scheme’s board was likely to widen.VOs are made up of representatives of employers, workers, deferred members and pensioners, and are currently responsible for assessing the activities and policy of a pension fund’s board. They also advise about remuneration, liquidation, mergers, communication, pensions provision, contributions, and the appointment of supervisory board members. The D66 party – one of the four partners in the Netherlands’ government coalition – has called for the VO’s role to be extended, giving it additional powers to approve investment policies. However, Van Tilburg and Opdam argued that this would significantly slow down decision-making at pension funds without adding care and quality. Bianca van Tilburg Steven van Weyenberg (right), of Dutch social-liberal party D66, last year called for VOs to be given powers over investment policy.“If you don’t want to have your retirement savings invested in the tobacco industry, dirty coal or nuclear weapons, you currently have no say in the matter. This needs to change,” Van Weyenberg said.last_img read more

  • Newbuild Skandi Recife starts Petrobras charter

    first_imgSkandi Recife; Image courtesy of DOFSkandi Recife, a Brazilian-flagged flexible lay and construction vessel owned by a joint venture between TechnipFMC (50%) and DOF (50%), started its eight-year charter contract with Petrobras. The vessel will work in the Campos, Santos and Espírito Santo basins, the two companies said on Thursday.Skandi Recife has pipelay and marine technology with a 340 tons Vertical Lay System (VLS) tower, 2,500 tons underdeck carousel and two work-class ROVs, allowing it to lay flexible pipes in water depths up to 2,500 meters.It was built by Vard Promar Brazilian yard, where its sister ship, Skandi Olinda, is currently under construction.Under the TechnipFMC/DOF joint venture agreement, TechnipFMC will manage flexible pipelay, and DOF will be responsible for marine operations.Hallvard Hasselknippe, President of Subsea activities at TechnipFMC, commented: “The delivery of Skandi Recife and the commencement of a new contract with Petrobras reinforce our commitment to the development of the Brazilian market and our extensive ultra-deepwater pipelaying experience.”DOF Subsea CEO, Mons S. Aase, said: “Taking delivery of Skandi Recife and commencing the contract with Petrobras is an important milestone in our partnership with TechnipFMC. We are proud of this significant addition to our Brazilian fleet and look forward to seeing the vessel in operation in the years to come.”This PLSV is one of four vessels owned by a joint venture between DOF Subsea and oilfield services provider TechnipFMC. The vessels were ordered following eight-year contract awards from Petrobras back in August 2013 for the provision of installation of flexible pipes in Brazilian waters.It is also worth reminding that the first two PLSVs are already working for Petrobras. The first vessel, Skandi Açu, started its contract in August 2016 and the second one, Skandi Búzios, in April 2017. These two vessels were designed to achieve a 650-ton laying tension capacity.The fourth vessel, named Skandi Olinda, is scheduled for delivery from Vard’s Brazilian yard in the first quarter of 2019.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

  • Davenport Speedway season opener set for Friday

    first_imgDAVENPORT, Iowa – The battle for 2016 track championships will begin this Friday, April 22, with the Davenport Speedway season opener.All four weekly classes, Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models, Eriksen IMCA Modi­fieds, Koehler Electric Street Stocks and the Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMods, will be in action on the 1/4-mile dirt oval. The weekly classes will be joined this Friday by the 4-Stock divi­sion.The defending track champions at the Davenport Speedway are: Late Model, Justin Kay; Modi­fied, Bruce Hanford; Northern SportMod, Tony Olson; Street Stock, Perry Gellerstedt; and 4-Stock, Brandon Dahl.Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street in Davenport. Pit gates open Friday at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m.For additional information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit www.davenportspeedway.com or call 563 652-5302.last_img read more

  • Bees confirm deal for Grella

    first_imgBrentford have signed Mike Grella on a contract until the end of the season after he was released by Leeds United.Grella recently joined the Bees on loan but has since reached an agreement with Leeds so was able to move on as a free agent.He played in Tuesday’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy victory against Milton Keynes and scored in the penalty shoot-out.AdChoices广告last_img

  • Syracuse controls pace in 2nd half of comeback victory over Virginia

    first_img Published on February 25, 2013 at 12:43 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb One half dictated by Virginia’s slow style of play, the polar opposite of Syracuse’s approach, was more than enough to tick off Gary Gait.“I don’t know, I wanted to smash something. But there wasn’t anything to break,” the SU head coach said with a laugh about his halftime speech.After a first half in which the Cavaliers completely controlled the game’s pedestrian tempo, Syracuse came out of the break and reversed the pace of the contest. The No. 6 Orange (2-1) fought back from a four-goal deficit and triumphed 10-9 over No. 7 Virginia (2-1) on Sunday in front of 849 fans at the Carrier Dome.The Orange got a long, early look at UVA’s offensive tactics.SU won the opening draw, but missed its first three shots of the possession. On UVA’s first possession, the Cavaliers worked the ball around the perimeter for nearly two minutes before attack Casey Bocklet charged toward the cage and put UVA on the board.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Cavaliers took the second draw, and again tossed the ball around for two minutes.“We’ve played Virginia every year for a while now. That’s their style of play,” said Syracuse attack Alyssa Murray.The lengthy possession ended with UVA attack Caroline McTiernan cutting past Natalie Glanell, catching and scoring to put Virginia up 2-0.Virginia clearly came out planning to work the clock, take its time on each possession and not force any shots. UVA calmly and selectively chose when to attack the cage – each of the Cavaliers’ first four shots found the back of the net.Twenty-five goal-less minutes in, the Orange found itself down by four scores. The Orange’s stagnant attack was left standing and watching from the other half of the field.“It’s a hard team to play against when our team really likes to run and gun and feed off of energy and stuff,” Murray said. “They really are good at taking the wind out of your sails when you’re playing.”In the final four minutes of the half, Murray scored twice in 55 seconds to cut the deficit in half, but a Cavaliers goal in the final minute gave Virginia a 5-2 lead at the break.And that’s when Gait lit a flame under his team.“Obviously, in the first half we just, you know – the energy wasn’t quite there,” Gait said. “We were a step behind on some loose balls, and at halftime they came out and they turned it around.”After the teams split the first-half draws at four each, the Orange took over at the faceoff X. Syracuse won eight of the 13 second-half draws and swung the time of possession in its favor.“When you’re playing a team that’s playing stall lacrosse and possession lacrosse, trying to hold the ball for three, four, five minutes at a time, you need to have possession of the ball,” Gait said.Slowly but surely, SU fought back. Facing two three-goal deficits, Syracuse scored four goals – three of which were possessions earned at the faceoff X – and cut the deficit to one.Michelle Tumolo drew a foul and dumped off the free-position ball to Devon Collins, who scored to knot the game at eight. The Orange won the ensuing draw and less than two minutes later, Murray drew a foul. She capitalized on the free-position shot for her fourth goal, giving Syracuse its first lead with 12:04 remaining.“I think we went to the goal a lot more, and obviously, our shot selection was much better than right into the goalie’s stick,” Tumolo said.But the Cavaliers went right back to slowing the game down and waiting for their opportunity. Almost two minutes after UVA won the draw, Morgan Stephens drove and scored her third goal of the game to tie the game at nine.Syracuse couldn’t score at the other end, but Becca Block sneakily checked the ball as Virginia continued its time-consuming methods. Block picked up the ground ball and almost two minutes later, Kayla Treanor scored the decisive goal with 4:56 left.Twenty-five minutes into the game and four goals down, the Orange appeared to be heading down the same path it did last week, a 19-11 home beating at the hands of Maryland. But tweaks and mentality adjustments at halftime saved Syracuse from consecutive losses at home.“So I tried to stay calm and tell the players to look inside and challenge themselves to be better than they were,” Gait said. “… And have the courage to make a play and make something happen, and they did.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more