Alderman’s Toyota expands in Rutland Town

first_imgAlderman’s Toyota has expanded their service center, built a used car center and a new state of the art car wash in Rutland Town.  Pictured, left to right:Marleen Cenate, Heritage Family Credit Union/RRCC 1st TreasurerJohn Valente, Ryan, Smith & Carbine, Ltd./RRCC Board PresidentPierre Masuy, OMYA, Inc./RRCC Board of DirectorsAlvin Figiel, NBF ArchitectsKate Alderman, Alderman’s ToyotaStacy Alderman, Alderman’s ToyotaPhil Alderman, Alderman’s ToyotaChris Cento, Boston Regional Manager, ToyotaJim Hall, Rutland Town Select BoardStanley Rhodes, Chair, Rutland Town Select BoardTom Donahue, Executive Vice President/CEO Rutland Region Chamber of Commercelast_img

ECOWAS Members Urged to Join APRM Governance Program

first_imgThe four countries in the West African sub-region which are yet to enlist in the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) initiative have been urged to do so to benefit from the mechanism as a tool for good governance that can speed up their developments, a press release said yesterday.Alassane Diamouténé, Chief of Staff in the Office of the Minister of Integration of Ivory Coast, made the call recently at the start of a two-day West Africa Regional Workshop on the APRM in the Ivoirian capital, Abidjan.Member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) which are not yet party to APRM initiative are Cape Verde, The Gambia, Guinea and Guinea Bissau.Mr Diamouténé, opening the workshop, observed that “Thirteen out of fifteen countries in our ECOWAS zone have known at least a crisis period and/or civil war due to issues around governance.” Putting an end to conflict requires choosing good governance “and taking into account the real aspirations of our peoples,” he said.It is this context that has contributed to the engagement of countries of the sub-region with initiatives, such as the APRM, that review political governance, Mr Diamouténé added.Also speaking at the opening ceremony, Dr Mustapha Mekideche, President of the APRM Panel of Eminent Persons, indicated that there are ongoing efforts at reinvigorating the Mechanism based on four guiding principles.He named the principles as: 1) the reality principle, which clearly shows that the level of governance of APRM-adhered member States has improved, compared with those states still to join the process; 2) the solidarity principle, which encourages countries of a sub-region such as ECOWAS to progress on an equal footing in matters of political, social and economic governance; 3) the conviction principle, which promotes the idea that Africa can pretty much make progress on the path to governance and can do so with its own means; and 4) the subsidiary principle, which seeks to create synergies with other bodies to promote adherence to the mechanism. Dr. Mekideche enlisted the advocacy support role of ECOWAS for its member states to include their APRM national action plans in wider national and regional development plans.Speaking on behalf of the Chairperson of the ECOWAS Commission, Koffi Siméon said the Commission intends to play its role to fully support the efforts of member States towards a standardized and universal appropriation of APRM across West Africa.The Vice President of the APRM Panel of Eminent Persons (who doubles as the main Panellist for Cote d’Ivoire), Prof Mahmoud Youssouf Khayal, in his address, placed the mechanism within its context of originality and innovation. He argued that no single tool in the world matches the APRM’s governance and accountability framework, which is strongly building a movement for governance in Africa in general and in West Africa in particular.Ms Hodane Youssouf, representing the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), also addressed the gathering.Over fifty personalities across ECOWAS honored the invitation of the APRM Secretariat, ECOWAS and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). The two-day workshop examined several APRM issues, notably getting abreast of the second-generation review methodology, ensuring sponsorship of the four ECOWAS countries that are not yet members of the Mechanism, and sharing of good practices.Liberia was represented at the event by Dax Patterson Sua, Executive Director of the APRM-Liberia Country Program, and Amos Z. Koukou, Liaison to APRM –Liberia Country Program Office.APRM is a tool for sharing experiences, reinforcing best practices, identifying deficiencies, and assessing capacity-building to foster policies, standards and practices that lead to political stability, high economic growth, sustainable development and accelerated sub-regional and continental economic integration.Member countries use the APRM to self–monitor all aspects of their governance and socioeconomic development. African Union (AU) stakeholders participate in the self-assessment of all branches of government – Executive, Legislative and Judicial – as well as the private sector, civil society and the media. The APRM Review Process gives member states a space for national dialogue on governance and socioeconomic indicators, and an opportunity to build consensus on the way forward.The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is a specialized agency of the African Union (AU) initiated in 2002 and established in 2003 by the African Union in the framework of the implementation of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Giants plan to discuss moving Oracle Park bullpen mounds this offseason

first_imgDENVER — Mac Williamson is back on the field for the San Francisco Giants, but the bullpen mounds he tumbled over in April, 2018 may soon be off the field at Oracle Park.Williamson suffered a devastating concussion chasing a Bryce Harper flyball in foul territory last season and spent the following five months dealing with symptoms that included blurred vision. After being designated for assignment by the Giants in March, Williamson earned his way back to the big league roster with a dominant …last_img

90 x / Blonde Hair Grips/ Hair Pins/ Hair Clips / Kirby Grips by Chelsea Jones : Perfect for Up Do’s!

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SEA Games: ‘Stand-in’ Ferrera nails hammer throw bronze

first_imgMalaysia’s Wong Siew Cheer launched a throw of 65.90m, which shattered the 65.63-m meet record of the Filipino-American Stuart, who ruled the meet two years ago in Singapore.Thailand’s Kittipong Boonmawan posted 65.49m to take the silver medal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 36-year-old Ferreira, who won the SEAG gold in the event in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009, has been serving as coach for national team.He said he had no choice but fill in for Caleb, who reportedly got a job back in the United States. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments LATEST STORIES Caleb reportedly got a call from the athletics body to play in the national open, but he didn’t respond. MOST READ LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games ACL or not, Obiena hunts for SEA Games pole vault gold Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension KUALA LUMPUR—Former champion Arniel Ferrera nailed a bronze medal in men’s hammer throw amid a very tough field that saw the winner posting a new Southeast Asian Games record Wednesday here at Bukit Jalil National Stadium.A last-minute stand-in for original bet Caleb Stuart, Ferrera heaved 55.94 meters on his sixth attempt to secure a place on the podium.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short programlast_img read more

8 days agoTottenham boss Pochettino: I don’t want to buy

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino: I don’t want to buyby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits they will not try to buy in January – if the decision is down to him.Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Christian Eriksen have entered the final year of their contracts and can leave for nothing in the summer, while the likes of Danny Rose, Victor Wanyama and Serge Aurier failed to secure exits before the season started.Asked ahead of Saturday’s visit of Watford if the club would be busy in the January window, Pochettino said: “No, I don’t believe so. I believe in the players we have, the players that are at Tottenham today.”I respect the opinion of people who say we need to change something, in or out. But if it is my decision, I am going to stick with players because I know they have the quality. It’s only to unlock some situations that are going on in their minds. We have great quality to achieve the things we are expected to.” last_img read more

Video: Watch Iowa State G Deonte Burton Thrown Down An Awesome Windmill Dunk While Wearing Timberlands

first_imgDeonte Burton dunks in Timberlands.It’s been a pretty good 24 hours for the dunk. There was, of course, Zach LaVine winning the NBA Dunk Contest in spectacular fashion on Saturday night. There was also Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein saying he’s “just going to start dunking on people” and former Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess showing off his athleticism.  There’s also this: Iowa State guard Deonte Burton throwing down an awesome windmill dunk while sporting Timberland boots. That’s just ridiculous. Iowa State (18-6, 8-4 Big 12) is set to play Oklahoma State (17-8, 7-6 Big 12) on Wednesday at 9 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on ESPNU.last_img

Video: While You Were Sleeping, Alabama RB Derrick Henry Was Up Working Out At 4:08 A.M.

first_imgDerrick Henry shedding a tackle.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 21: Derrick Henry #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide breaks a tackle by Zane Cruz #43 of the Charleston Southern Buccaneers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 21, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama back Derrick Henry is a physical specimen, and thanks to a recent Instagram post, we might have a clue as to how that happened. While most of us were sleeping (or stumbling back home after a late night out) at 4:08 in the morning, Henry was busy getting after it in the gym. The season is still just under four months away, but Henry looks like he’s ready to take a few hand-offs to the house. He’ll get his first chance on September 5 in Dallas, when the Crimson Tide take on Wisconsin.last_img

Canada and South Africa announce codevelopment incentive at TIFF

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Toronto – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture of the Republic of South Africa, announced today the signing of an agreement to establish a dedicated incentive for the codevelopment of audiovisual projects between Canadian producers and South African producers. The announcement was made at an event held during the Toronto International Film Festival, as part of 20th anniversary celebrations of the signing of the Canada-South Africa Coproduction Treaty.To qualify, projects must involve producers eligible under criteria from both organisations. Projects will have to be in the drama, documentary, or children and youth genres, comprising at least one product for exhibition on television, internet or on digital media platforms. Further details of the program, including key dates, will be announced in the weeks to come.“In the past 20 years, we’ve seen content produced between Canadian and South African creators hit international markets with great commercial success and critical acclaim. Through this incentive, we hope to develop strong partnerships between producers in both countries, enabling them to continue creating quality content that resonates with audiences around the world,” said Valerie Creighton, President and CEO, CMF. “We are very pleased to have found in the NFVF a strong international partner with which we can foster our mutual objective of increasing coproduction opportunities.” Login/Register With: Facebook “This codevelopment incentive is a valuable initiative that will augment the existing audio-visual coproduction treaty between South Africa and Canada. The treaty has been instrumental in ensuring that South African producers have international exposure and produce content that is memorable and impactful. The incentive signifies the importance of partnerships and collaborations in our efforts to ensure that South Africa is recognised as a valuable player internationally. We look forward to a fruitful partnership with CMF,” said Zamantungwa Mkosi, CEO, NFVF.The total amount of funding available through the Incentive is approximately CAD $120,000 or ZAR 1,200,000 with each funding organization contributing half of the funds. The total maximum contribution for each project funded through the incentive is CAD $40,000 or ZAR 200,000Finding an international partnerProducers interested in finding an international partner as part of this incentive are invited to post a profile of their company on the CMF’s website by clicking here. Profiles will be accessible to all, including potential partners from other countries.About the Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit www.cmf-fmc.ca.About NFVFThe National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture that was created to ensure the equitable growth of South Africa’s film and video industry. We do this by providing funding for the development, production, marketing and distribution of films and also the training and development of filmmakers. In addition, the NFVF commissions research and produces industry statistics that provide both the public and stakeholders with valuable insights into the South African film industry. For more information visit www.nfvf.co.za Twitterlast_img read more