Review: Fezzari Empire SL Pro Race goes low on price & weight, big on…

first_imgTire clearance is quoted at 32mm. Our test bike came with 28mm Schwalbe Pro One tubeless tires, which ballooned to a full 32.4mm on the wide ENVE rims. The AR 3.4’s have an internal width of 25mm, which is mammoth compared to the road rims of yesteryear. Newer tires are beginning to correct for wide rims, with some of the latest tires being downsized for a 19mm internal rim width… whereas most previous models (such as our Pro Ones) are based on 13-15mm internal widths.Drivetrain spec includes a full SRAM Force AXS kit, with 46/33 rings and 10-33 cassette. With my flat local terrain in Florida, this meant that I kept it in the big ring almost the entire test – only shifting a handful of times at the start to check Fezzari’s bike build quality (there were no issues).Speaking of the build, this is where Fezzari deserves extra attention and praise. It became clear that they took painstaking effort in assembling the bike, and I had it unboxed and ready to ride in 30 minutes flat. This may not seem like a big deal, but we receive and assemble bikes all the time, with some taking many hours and special tools to complete. Fezzari bleeds the brakes completely and test rides every bike before shipping – and will even set your wheels up tubeless for a $65 charge. This alone is enough to put the Empire SL at the top of my list, were I shopping for a disc road bike. Bikes are not easy to deliver consumer-direct, but Fezzari nailed it.One interesting spec choice was an FSA bar and stem, allowing for 100% cable integration. It looks super clean……because the brake hoses go through the bar and into the stem body.The vacant cable housing entry port on the left fork leg shows that you can run a more standard bar and stem if you wish, without the super-secret cable routing.In addition, down tube ports allow for the use of mechanical drivetrains or wired electronic systems.Fezzari uses a BB86 bottom bracket shell, with a SRAM DUB spindle spec’ced on the stock crankset.One fun endurance bike touch – there are three bottle cages in the main triangle. I was able to fit large 24 ounce bottles in the two upper cages, but could only manage a smaller 20 ounce bottle in the lower downtube cage. This is a smart design that more manufacturers should use, at least on larger size frames that will accommodate it.The Empire SL is available in five sizes. I selected the Large with a 110mm stem for my 6’1″ frame – which was spot-on.Out on the road, the Empire performed well, and I was unable to feel any downside compared to competitors’ bikes costing thousands more. The geometry felt stable and agile, the parts spec worked great, and it had ample stiffness (Fezzari quotes stiffness increases of 20.5% for the head tube and 3% for the bottom bracket). This was my first experience on any Fezzari bike so I have no comparison, but I was a happy camper.Many bikes today hit the technical aspects well, so I maintain that the biggest plus of this bike was the expert assembly – perfect if you want to buy consumer-direct but aren’t a great mechanic.The Empire SL Pro Race is available now for $5,199 complete, or as a frameset for $1,999. Fezzari includes a 30-day money-back guarantee and lifetime frame/fork warranty for the original owner.Fezzari.com We review the Empire SL from Fezzari – their latest do-it-all carbon road bike. With an 815 gram frame and sub-17-pound complete bike, Fezzari is taking on the crowded endurance road market head-on. Key touches include 100% internal cable routing, integrated seat post clamp, 32mm tire clearance, and unique Monoform construction.Review: Fezzari Empire SL Pro Race endurance road bikeFezzari officially launched the new Empire early this year, and now we’ve had a chance to take it through the paces. On paper, it looks highly competitive, with a price and weight combo beating most competitors, along with all of the features you’d expect – thru axles, internal routing, and clearance for 32mm tires. Fezzari calls it their “do-it-all” road bike, a quickly growing category.Just what is a “do-it-all” bike? It’s not a climbing-specific bike, though it’s super light at 815 grams for a medium frameset. It’s not an aero-specific bike, but it looks to tick most of the aero boxes like internal cable routing and thin fork legs. Perhaps it’s best called an endurance bike, but it lacks the suspension systems that some competitors have – in favor of keeping the weight as low as possible.Speaking of weight, our large test bike came in under 17 pounds (sans pedals). This is about 200 grams – and $2,500 cheaper – than the (similarly outfitted and same-size) BMC Roadmachine we tested earlier this year.Note, however, that our build wasn’t quite stock. The SL Pro Race is the second-from-top build, with SRAM Force AXS and Reynolds AR41x wheels. The Reynolds hoops were unavailable at the time of our test, so Fezzari upgraded us to the ENVE SES AR 3.4 from the top-end SL Team Edition spec. Regardless of wheel model, they bolt up with 12mm thru axles front and rear.A 4mm bolt and internal wedge system keep the FSA seatpost and stock Ergon saddle in place. The bolt is fairly exposed, so it’s a good idea to slather it with grease upon assembly.SRAM Force calipers and 160mm rotors handle stopping duties front and rear.last_img read more

Spirit Airlines announces increased Myrtle Beach summer schedule

first_imgTo celebrate its Myrtle Beach summer seasonal service, Spirit is offering fares from $28.79, which is a $9.00 base fare plus taxes and fees,* from Myrtle Beach to/from Washington, DC; Plattsburgh, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; and Fort Lauderdale (each way based on roundtrip purchase) available today and tomorrow at www.spirit.com(link is external). Schedule for Spiritâ s Myrtle Beach (MYR) ‘Fort Lauderdale (FLL) service effective June 14 ‘September 4, 2012: Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency Myrtle Beach ‘Washington, DC 1:38 pm 2:55 pm 548 0 Saturdays Washington, DC ‘Myrtle Beach 3:35 pm 4:51 pm 547 0 Saturdays Schedule for Spiritâ s Myrtle Beach (MYR) ‘Plattsburgh, NY (PBG) service increasing to three days per week effective June 14 ‘September 4, 2012: â We’re pleased Spirit has decided to pick up these routes during the Myrtle Beach area’s busy summer travel season. Spirit Airlines has grown to become the largest carrier at Myrtle Beach International Airport, and our market has experienced great success with the airline,’said Brad Dean, President and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB.  â Access to affordable air service into the Myrtle Beach area is crucial to building our tourism economy, and Spirit is able to provide that to visitors wishing to travel here.â Each Way, including taxes and fees Applicable Dates Myrtle Beach ‘Washington, DC $28.79 ($9 base fare) 23-Jun-12, 14-Jul-12, 04-Aug-12 Washington, DC ‘Myrtle Beach $28.79 ($9 base fare) 23-Jun-12, 14-Jul-12, 04-Aug-12 Myrtle Beach ‘Plattsburgh, NY $28.79 ($9 base fare) 18-Jun-12, 20-Jun-12, 20-Aug-12, 22-Aug-12 Plattsburgh, NY ‘Myrtle Beach $28.79 ($9 base fare) 18-Jun-12, 20-Jun-12, 20-Aug-12, 22-Aug-12 Myrtle Beach ‘Niagara Falls, NY $28.79 ($9 base fare) 21-Jun-12, 26-Jun-12, 07-Aug-12, 23-Aug-12 Niagara Falls, NY ‘Myrtle Beach $28.79 ($9 base fare) 21-Jun-12, 26-Jun-12, 07-Aug-12, 23-Aug-12 Myrtle Beach ‘Fort Lauderdale $28.79 ($9 base fare) 18-Jun-12, 19-Jun-12, 10-Jul-12, 21-Aug-12 Fort Lauderdale ‘Myrtle Beach $28.79 ($9 base fare) 18-Jun-12, 19-Jun-12, 10-Jul-12, 21-Aug-12 â Spirit is our most valued airline partner, and its willingness to increase nonstop service to Myrtle Beach in markets with proven demand will benefit our entire community and consumers alike,’Bill Golden, Myrtle Beach Golf Holidayâ s president, said. â We look forward to working with Spirit to bring golfers to the Grand Strand and to help insure the success of the additional flights.â Spirit Airlines today announced enhancements to its Myrtle Beach summer schedule. Spirit will resume its seasonal service between Myrtle Beach and Washington, DC Reagan National Airport. Starting June 16, 2012, and running through September 1, 2012, Spirit will offer nonstop Saturday-only service for the peak summer travel season. Schedule for Spiritâ s Myrtle Beach (MYR) ‘Washington, DC Reagan National (DCA) seasonal service effective June 16 ‘September 1, 2012: Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency Myrtle Beach ‘Plattsburgh, NY/Montreal 1:42 pm 3:50 pm 820 0 Mon, Wed, Fri Plattsburgh, NY ‘Myrtle Beach 4:35 pm 6:43 pm 819 0 Mon, Wed, Fri Schedule for Spiritâ s Myrtle Beach (MYR) ‘Niagara Falls, NY (IAG) service increasing to three days per week effective June 21 ‘September 4, 2012: Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency Myrtle Beach ‘Fort Lauderdale 7:59 am 9:38 am 103 0 Daily â I think it shows tremendous confidence from Spirit that they so willingly went back to their planners to determine how they could make this new service happen for our community,’said Mike La Pier, Director of Airports at MYR. â We have a true partner in Spirit Airlines and we are delighted to have them increase their service for us at this time.â In addition, Spirit is increasing flights from two to three frequencies per week between Myrtle Beach and Plattsburgh, New York (serving the Montreal, Quebec area) from June 14 ‘September 1, 2012, and increasing from two to three frequencies per week between Myrtle Beach and Niagara Falls, New York (serving the Buffalo, New York and Toronto, Ontario areas) for the June 21 ‘September 4, 2012, summer season. 8:10 pm 9:50 pm 126 0 Daily*Additional MYR-FLL frequencies effective 06/14/12 through 09/04/12 only. Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency Myrtle Beach –  Niagara Falls, NY 1:50 pm 3:40 pm 226 0 Tue, Thur, Sun Niagara Falls, NY ‘Myrtle Beach 4:30 pm 6:20 pm 289 0 Tue, Thur, Sun 1:29 pm 3:10 pm 541* 0 Thur, Sun Fort Lauderdale ‘Myrtle Beach 7:27 am 9:08 am 540* 0 Thur, Sun Fares from $28.79* (each way, including taxes and fees, and based on roundtrip purchase): Spirit is also increasing flights between Fort Lauderdale and Myrtle Beach with two additional flights per week through September 4, 2012. About Spirit AirlinesSpirit Airlines empowers customers to save money on air travel by offering ultra low base fares with a range of optional services for a fee, allowing customers the freedom to choose only the extras they value. This innovative approach grows the traveling market and stimulates new economic activity while creating new jobs. Spirit’s modern fleet, configuration and other innovations enable Spirit to burn less fuel per seat than competitors, making Spirit one of the most environmentally-friendly US carriers. Spiritâ s all-Airbus fleet currently operates more than 190 daily flights to over 45 destinations throughout the US, Latin America and Caribbean. Visit Spirit at www.spirit.com(link is external). Spirit Airlines. 4.18.2012.last_img read more

Fitch rates Vermont’s $111 million GOs ‘AAA’, outlook Stable

first_imgFitch Ratings assigns an ‘AAA’ rating to the following state of Vermont general obligation (GO) bonds “stable” based on low debt and a conservative fiscal policy. While Fitch is concerned with things like a higher-than average unfunded pension ratio, a slow recovery from the recession and an aging population, the overall outlook is relatively positive. The bonds (see list below) are expected to sell the week of November 17, 2014; the series A bonds through negotiation and the series B and C bonds through competitive bid. In addition, Fitch affirms the ‘AAA’ rating on the state’s outstanding $560.85 million GO bonds.The Rating Outlook is Stable.–$25 million GO bonds, 2014 series A (Vermont Citizen Bonds);–$50 million GO bonds, 2014 series B;–$36 million GO refunding bonds, 2014 series C.SECURITYThe bonds are general obligations of the state of Vermont backed by the state’s full faith and credit.KEY RATING DRIVERSCONSERVATIVE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Vermont’s revenue stream is diverse and revenue estimates are updated at least twice a year. The state takes timely action to maintain balance, and budget stabilization reserves have been maintained at statutory maximum levels despite periods of declining revenue.MODERATE LONG-TERM LIABILITY BURDEN: The state’s combined debt and unfunded pension liabilities pose a slightly above-average burden, but one that Fitch views as manageable. Vermont’s debt levels are at the low end of the moderate range and are expected to remain so, as affordability planning is employed. Funded ratios for Vermont’s pension systems declined in recent years. Positively, the state regularly budgets for its full projected actuarially calculated annual required contribution (ARC) and has enacted plan modifications with the goal of gradually improving the funded status of the plans.RELATIVELY NARROW ECONOMY: Vermont’s economy has diversified but remains narrow with above-average exposure to the cyclical manufacturing sector. While statewide educational attainment and unemployment levels compare favorably to the nation, the state’s median age is well above the national level.RATING SENSITIVITIESThe rating is sensitive to shifts in Vermont’s fundamental credit characteristics, particularly its moderate long-term liability profile and fiscal discipline.CREDIT PROFILEVermont’s ‘AAA’ rating reflects its low debt burden, maintained through adherence to debt affordability guidelines, as well as conservative financial management and maintenance of sound reserves. Outstanding debt, which is nearly entirely GO and matures rapidly, has increased slightly in recent years but the debt burden remains moderately low. Debt plus unfunded state pension liabilities as percentage of personal income is slightly above the states’ median, but the burden is very manageable as the state regularly budgets its full projected pension ARC payments. Vermont budgets conservatively, taking prompt action to address projected budget gaps. Its diverse revenue stream includes a state property tax for education, a relatively unique feature for state governments.LIMITED ECONOMY, STILL RECOVERINGThe relatively narrow state economy is characterized by larger-than-average reliance on tourism, health and educational services, and manufacturing. The state’s relatively small population is older, but more well-educated than the rest of the country. During the recession, Vermont’s peak-to-trough monthly employment loss of 4.8% (seasonally adjusted levels) was less severe than the national 6.3% decline. The recovery has been similarly more gradual than the national trend, as through September, the state had recovered 76.2% of the jobs it lost while the national recovery rate was 112.3%. On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, Vermont’s 0.5% three-month moving average of year-over-year (yoy) employment growth trailed the national 1.9% rate.Unemployment levels remain well below those of the nation, at 4.4% in September 2014 compared to 5.9% for the country, but the state’s labor force has been flat to declining indicating some weakness in the labor market. The recent sale of IBM’s chip manufacturing business to GlobalFoundries is a positive for the state as it should stabilize employment at one of the state’s largest factories. Wealth levels are on par with the nation as 2013 per capita personal income of $45,483 was just slightly ahead of the U.S. Vermont’s total personal income growth has been line with national growth in recent years.STABLE FISCAL PROFILEVermont’s fiscal profile has largely recovered from the recession and remains stable despite a downward revenue forecast revision at the start of this fiscal year. Revenue performance from the state’s major general fund tax sources in fiscals 2009 and 2010 was decidedly negative, though the state took prompt action to maintain balance. Revenue performance improved markedly in fiscal 2011 and this trend continued through 2013 with yoy general fund revenue growth of 7.7% in fiscal 2013. The state reported fiscal 2013 ended with a $21.6 million general fund operating surplus, led by personal income tax (PIT) revenues which increased 10.7%. Prudently, the state recognized that income acceleration due to federal tax law changes inflated PIT collections in fiscal 2013, therefore forecasting much more moderate PIT growth in the enacted fiscal 2014 budget. After enactment, in July 2013 and January 2014, the state revised its revenue estimates upwards based on positive returns through the first half of the year.Fiscal 2014 general fund revenues ended the year up 3.1% ahead of the prior year, but below the 3.4% rate projected in the state’s January 2014 revenue forecast after disappointing second-half results. PIT increased 1.6% over the prior year, while sales and use tax (SUT) decreased 0.6%. The PIT increase was $22.1 million below the January 2014 forecast of 4.9% yoy growth. While part of the SUT decline was attributable to an increased allocation to the education fund, the state also saw a modest $1.7 million shortfall versus the January 2014 estimate. Importantly, the preliminary fiscal 2014 general fund results were in line with the forecast used for the enacted budget so the state did not need to make expense adjustments.A reduction in the state’s fiscal 2015 revenue outlook opened up a revenue gap, but the state took prompt action to address the modest shortfall. At its July meeting, the state’s revenue forecasting body (Emergency Board) revised fiscal 2015 revenues downward due to a slightly more negative economic outlook and the below-forecast results for fiscal 2014. The state crafted its fiscal 2015 budget on the higher January 2014 forecast. Fitch notes positively that within three weeks of the $28 million general fund forecast revision (2.1% of forecast revenues), the state enacted a recission plan to address the gap with a mix of one-time and recurring revenue and expense actions. The plan does not use any of the state’s general fund budget reserves. Fitch views the current forecast as moderately aggressive given the assumption of robust 6.8% yoy growth in the PIT. Monthly revenue monitoring and the annual January forecast update should provide the state with ample time to make adjustments to maintain balance if necessary.Budget stabilization reserves (BSR) in each of the state’s three major operating funds as of the close of fiscal 2014 were fully funded and are expected to remain so through the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. In addition to the general fund BSR, capped at 5% of prior year appropriations, Vermont also maintains a general fund balance reserve (BR; replacing the former revenue shortfall reserve). The BR also has a cap of 5% of prior year appropriations, and stood well below that at $5 million (or 0.4%) at the end of fiscal 2014. Vermont projects the BR will remain stable at $4.4 million at the end of the current fiscal year. The state also projects the BSRs for the education and transportation funds, its other major operating funds, will remain fully funded at 5% of appropriations at fiscal year-end 2015.LOW DEBT, HIGHER PENSION LIABILITIESVermont’s tax-supported solid debt profile reflects a moderate burden, straightforward structure, and rapid amortization. Above-average unfunded pension liabilities offset these strengths, though the state has demonstrated its commitment to fully funding the projected pension ARC. As of June 30, 2014, pro forma net tax-supported debt (including the 2014 series A and B) equaled 2.3% of 2013 personal income, which is in line with the states’ median. In 1990, the state established a Capital Debt Affordability Advisory Committee (CDAAC) to annually recommend debt authorizations based on a capacity analysis. After recent modest increases in the state’s debt burden, the CDAAC’s September 2014 preliminary recommendation is to modestly decrease the recommended authorization for fiscal 2016 and 2017 versus prior years. The state has never exceeded the committee’s recommended levels. Fitch views the CDAAC as a useful check as the state has no other constitutional or statutory limitations on debt issuance.Vermont has budgeted and appropriated full projected ARC payments into its pension systems since fiscal 2007, but the unfunded liability remains above-average relative to the state’s economic resources. In recent years, the state implemented a series of changes to benefits, employee contributions, and actuarial assumptions to improve the funded status and reduce the long-term liabilities. Impressively, Vermont also made $35 million in additional contributions on top of full ARC payments in the last two years, using annual operating surpluses. As of June 30, 2014, the state’s Vermont State Retirement System (VSRS) was 68.7% funded on a Fitch-adjusted basis (77.9% reported). Similarly, the teachers’ plan (for which the state is wholly responsible) was just 53.2% funded on a Fitch-adjusted basis (59.9% reported). Fitch anticipates funded ratios will remain relatively stable and gradually improve, subject to investment performance, as the state continues to make full ARC payments. Combined net-tax-supported debt (as of June 30, 2014) plus unfunded pension liabilities (as of June 30, 2014) was an above-average, but still manageable, 9.7% of 2013 personal income.NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE(link is external))–Fitch Ratings 11.6.2014last_img read more

JCCC Board of Trustees candidates on the issues: What do you want to be able to say about JCCC in 4 years?

first_imgToday we continue with the Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees candidates’ responses to our general election questionnaire. Here’s the fourth and final item:What would you like to be able to say about JCCC four years from now that you can’t say today?Chris RoeselWhat would I like to be able to say about JCCC in 4 years? JCCC has improved beyond my wildest vision in the last 4 years, thanks to the participation of the community. The community, including JCCC students, faculty, and staff, have made JCCC a path to the best future imaginable for Johnson County residents and a magnet for employers and job creation. Employment and incomes are increasing in a beautiful, positive environment that is a model for the world. Thank you, JCCC community!Paul SniderThe College is headed in the right direction and I want to help keep up the momentum. In 2021 when I’m hopefully running for re-election, I want to be able to highlight several successes: broadening our workforce development programs through connections with employers; continued investment in resources for students and faculty; enhanced offerings for our aging population; and improved awareness about everything the College has to offer.Jerry Cook (incumbent)It would be the same thing that I can say today. The campus remains to be a safe and secure learning environment that inspires learning, transforms lives and improves communities. Beyond that, JCCC has completed a facilities master plan improving career and technical education opportunities, created a graphic arts facility and improved student pathways to enhanced career opportunities..Lee Cross (incumbent)I would like to see tuition and fees be lower than they are now. The state should resume funding the entire community college system at pre-recessionary levels, and more. If the state continues to neglect or abdicate its responsibility to higher ed that places the burden even higher on Johnson County Tax Payers, and our students.I would like to say JCCC has solar panels on all of its roof tops (which efficiencies generated help pay for themselves within 10 to 15 years). I would like to have windows that open. The City of Boston and others have realized the importance of this concept in order to increase efficiencies and better regulate temperatures indoors.Angeliina LawsonI would be looking for more trade skill programs that quickly turn students into employees in our community and our state. I would like to see the Brown & Gold program with our seniors restored, our trustees advocating for the college by speaking in our elementary/high schools as well as holding regular meetings with the public on our needs. I also hope to see more women on our JCCC Board.Note: We did not receive a responses from candidates Benjamin Hodge or Henry Sandate.That’s it! Thanks to all the candidates for participating.last_img read more

Economic crisis offered the chance to take bold actions

first_img Economic crisis offered the chance to take bold actions Senior EditorIf crisis provides opportunity, outgoing President Jay White said, this year’s economic crisis and crippling state budget offered the chance to take bold action to ensure the courts have a dedicated source of funding for the first time.In his State of The Florida Bar Address at the General Assembly June 26 in Orlando, White praised the “Herculean efforts” of many, including Chief Justice Peggy Quince; Sen. Ken Pruitt, R-Port St. Lucie; Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Ft. Lauderdale; and the Bar’s chief legislative counsel Steve Metz.During the special legislative session in January, they were able to accomplish setting up a special court trust fund to hold the money. During the regular session, a bill was specifically earmarked user-related fees to be designated especially for the courts.“Is it enough to run the courts at a bare minimum?” White asked. “No. But it’s a step forward.”Gov. Charlie Crist signed a bill in June that makes sure fees collected by the court clerks and the clerks’s budgets “will have transparency for the first time,” said White, calling it “truly a great step forward.”The two bills improve court funding, identify greater efficiencies, and implement better use of technology and electronic filing of court documents.In addition, White said, “We were able to remove the black mark as the only state without an indigent fee waiver” for civil filing fees.The Florida Bar’s members reached 86,963, becoming the second largest unified bar in the country that is “always on the cutting edge in disciplining lawyers.”In his year as president, White said, the Bar tackled outsourcing legal work overseas, providing legal services during disasters, protecting clients, continuing to grapple with lawyer advertising on the Internet, and celebrating the 25th year of certification programs.While foreclosures in Florida skyrocketed, the Florida Attorneys Saving Home program was launched — a joint effort of The Florida Bar; The Florida Bar Foundation; Florida Legal Services; the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; the Business Law Section; and the Young Lawyers Division.More than 1,244 lawyers volunteered their time pro bono to help people facing foreclosures. Through June, White said, there were 4,494 requests for assistance, 1,900 cases were opened, and 609 cases were closed.“Florida’s pro bono requirements are aspirational. I would encourage you to increase pro bono service and make it a priority,” White said.“It is a calling and an obligation, and it goes to the foundation of our profession. We will be a better Bar and a better state if we increase pro bono representation.”During his term as president, White had the unique honor of participating in the investitures of four new Florida Supreme Court justices: Charles Canady, Ricky Polston, Jorge Labarga, and James E.C. Perry.And he said The Florida Bar maintained its “great relationship with the Supreme Court” and the “new guys didn’t miss a beat.”Part of the Bar’s initiatives is to work toward diversity, and a year later, Florida’s highest court has “better minority representation, a more diverse representation: two women, two African-Americans, and one Hispanic.“Maybe we have a ways to go, but we’ve certainly made great progress in the last year. Rightly so, the Florida Supreme Court reflects the diversity in our population.”Taking a moment to acknowledge our nation’s historic election, White said: “A special event occurred in America. It doesn’t matter what your politics are, Democrat or Republican, or whether the color of your skin is black or white, or if your sex is male or female. We can all be proud of the fact our country elected a minority, an African-American as our president. We all should be proud of that step forward for our country.”In closing, White, of Richman Greer in West Palm Beach, said, “Words cannot express what a huge honor is has been to serve” and the experience of Bar president “surpassed any of my expectations.”“This will leave an indelible mark on me. I am still proud to be a lawyer and a member of this noble professional, a citizen of the state of Florida, and a citizen of America,” White said.Before receiving a standing ovation and hearty hugs from his colleagues, White ended with this quote from Abe Lincoln: “Resolve to be honest at all events. If, in your judgment, you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer.” Economic crisis offered the chance to take bold actions July 15, 2009 Jan Pudlow Senior Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

“The Young Ones” nominated for BAFTA

first_imgHarvard Gazette:“The Young Ones,” a BBC series filmed with Harvard Professor of Psychology Ellen Langer, which replicates her Counterclockwise study using British celebrities, has been nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) Award. The BAFTAs are the British equivalent of the Emmy Awards. The awards ceremony will be held May 22.Read the whole story: Harvard Gazette More of our Members in the Media >last_img

The location of the parking lot for tourist buses has been determined in Zadar

first_imgMembers of the Professional Group of Tourist Agencies operating at the Zadar County Chamber, dissatisfied with the decision of the Zadar City Administration to abolish the former parking lot for tourist buses near the city center, as part of activities to prepare tourist seasons for 2015 and 2016, launched a series of activities to drew the attention of the competent authorities to the fact that the lack of a parking space for tourist buses is a serious problem, both for the work of tourist agencies, and for caterers and traders. As an example, they cited cases where foreign partners of travel agencies canceled the arrival of guests on the Peninsula, which, ultimately, has a negative impact on the entire community and leaves a bad image of the destination as a whole.In order to solve this problem, the Zadar County Chamber has established a dialogue with representatives of the relevant department of the city administration who, in cooperation with other relevant bodies, have launched an initiative to solve the problem.As a result, the City Administration of Zadar has made a decision in accordance with which in this tourist season, buses will be able to disembark and embark passengers coming to see the old town., on the Liburnian coast, at the place where ferry boarding vehicles were previously parked. In order for the boarding and disembarkation of guests to run smoothly, the traffic will be controlled by three Zadar traffic police officers who will keep order in the parking lot. After disembarking passengers on the Liburnian coast, tourist buses will then be taken to the Bus Station, where parking is provided for them for a fee.Constructive discussion of all tourism workers with the aim of better development of the tourist destination is crucial. We are glad that the decision of the city of Zadar has been changed for the mutual benefit of travel agencies, guests, and the overall tourist product of the city of Zadar.last_img read more

Hawley Wharf set to put the wind in Camden’s sails

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Praxair recommends tender rejection

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Delaying paying

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more