Hammer Fit is Vermonts newest health and fitness center. The club offers Hammer Strength training equipment. The equipment is designed for joint comfort and natural planes of motion. The facility houses plenty of treadmills, cross trainers, bikes and elliptical trainers. Operations Director Jason Lefebvre states, The equipment is perfect for people of all fitness levels and it is ideal for people rehabilitating injuries.Hammer Fit brings a fresh attitude towards health and fitness. Personal Trainers set up all new members with a workout routine and goal assessment. There is also a Yolates studio located in the Essex Shoppes Complex. Yolates offers yoga, pilates, and a number of core classes.Hammer Fit opened on February 9th of 2005. The club now has close to 300 members. Sales Director Casey Garvey said, Members appreciate our hands on approach to fitness. We are committed to helping all of our members reach their fitness goals. Our personal trainers take a proactive approach to helping our members. I want every person that comes here to be educated to train efficiently and effectively.A Hammer Fit membership is unique because members are given a great deal of rewards. Members receive discounts at the Essex Shoppes and Cinema, The Inn at Essex and the New England Culinary Institute. The club offers affordable memberships, couple discounts, student rates, monthly draft memberships, senior discounts, corporate specials and much more. The club is located in the Essex Shoppes and Cinema Complex off route 15 in Essex Junction.For more information contact Casey Garvey.Hammer Fit21 Essex Way Suite 115Essex Junction, VT 05452(802) 878-0444
Unicyling 101 from Blue Ridge Outdoors on Vimeo.In 2012 Gen Shimizu spent the summer unicycling the 2,754-mile Great Divide Mountain Bike Route – you can read his story here. In Unicycling 101 he shares some tips on learning how to unicycle with our Travel Editor Jess Daddio for this episode of BRO-TV.
After six weeks of joint training exercises in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the first Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) exercise between the 3rd U.S. Marine and Special Operations Command Battalion (USMARSOC) and the Brazilian Marine Corps’ elite Fuzileiros Navais concluded in late September. Lieutenant Colonel Jon Duke, Commander of the 3rd Marine and Special Operations Battalion explained that the JCET team has been preparing to increase their engagements with the Brazilian Marine Corps since 2010 with the purpose of deepening their relationship with their Brazilian counterparts. “Due to Brazil’s increasing role as a global power and important U.S. partner, the USMARSOC JCET team prepared, for this exercise for 18 months,” said LtCol Duke. The military-to-military engagement with the Brazilian Fuzileiros Navais focused on the exchange of tactics procedures including direct action and special reconnaissance tactics such as close-quarters battle skills. For his part, Colonel Fernando Jose Afonso Ferreira de Sousa, commander of the Toneleros, the special operations battalion within the Brazilian Fuzileiros Navais, stated, “The exchange between the units was important to learn from the experiences of each other.” Some of the highlights included seeing the different types of terrain that Brazilian Fuzileiros train and operate in, because the participating U.S. Marines were used to operating in the Middle East. “An overall lesson we all took back is that Marines are Marines all around the world,” stated LtCol Duke. Among others, the participants also trained in specific marksmanship skills, including sniper skills that are beneficial to both sides. “We were very impressed with the Fuzileiros’ professionalism and experience in reconnaissance skills,” said LtCol Duke when discussing the lessons the U.S. Marines took from their Brazilian counterparts. “The Brazilian culture is so rich, it was an impressive aspect of the overall experience, too,” he added. But in working together, the U.S. also left behind important lessons for the Brazilians. The integration of intelligence and operations at the team level and the integration of intelligence at a very tactical level were important aspects of the joint training that the U.S. Marines showed their Brazilian partners. “The MARSOC team provided the highest quality personnel, training, and capabilities, and developed a lasting camaraderie with the Toneleros”, added Col. Ferreira de Sousa. During the six weeks of training, the participants of both countries built solid relationships that will pave the way ahead for future engagements. By Dialogo October 12, 2011
For judges at the Tampa branch of the Second District Court of Appeal, it’s a case of it never being too late to go back to school. In this instance, it’s the new Tampa campus of the Stetson University College of Law.But it’s not for learning the judges are returning, although the result could be considered an education for the court, the law school, and the public about sharing facilities and benefits.The university and the court have struck a deal that Stetson will build offices for the court at the new law school, which will be aimed at part-time and night law school students. The public-private partnership has caught the fancy of the legislature, and both the House and Senate have included money in their proposed budgets to proceed with the project.“It’s sort of a win-win for both sides,” said Judge Chris Altenbernd, who is overseeing the deal. “To be able to demonstrate a public-private partnership like this, we’re pretty proud of being able to dream this up.”“We think that this is a great event for the law school and the court because it enables us to work together in some unique ways,” said Stetson law Dean Gary Vause. “placing the court in the building with the law school, that will obviously allow the court to use the resources of the law school, including our library, which will have a larger collection than found typically in a court.”Lawyers coming to the court will also have access to the library and hence will also benefit, he noted.“It will be a tremendous learning opportunity for our students to be able to go in and observe court sessions, right there on their own campus,” Vause said.The arrangement had its genesis several years ago when the Second DCA’s Tampa branch, which now rents space from Hillsborough County in its courthouse annex building, began looking at constructing a new building.The legislature appropriated design and study money (and did the same for a proposed branch for the First DCA in Jacksonville) and the city of Tampa offered an attractive site at a good price.“We were working in that direction when the downturn in the economy, 9/11, and a dozen other factors caused people to realize that a new building in either Jacksonville or Tampa is not a good idea,” Altenbernd said. “The court decided not to pursue a stand-alone courthouse. That meant since we were going to be evicted in a few years [because the county needs the space], we had to find another solution.”Fellow Judge Thomas E. Stringer, a Stetson trustee, mentioned that Stetson was planning the branch law school, and the city was offering the same site it used to try to lure the new Florida A&M University law school to the city. The judges figured if the law school added a floor to the planned two-story structure, the appellate court could share the facility.Since it was planned as primarily a night and part-time law school, the judges could use the parking, courtroom, law library, and other facilities during the day, and the students would have it at night.“We rather quickly worked out an oral understanding that they were interested in building that space for us,” Altenbernd said. “We would lease a floor of their building, probably around 20,000 square feet, and we would put our offices on that floor.”A side benefit, he added, is the deal will enhance the court’s ongoing program of using Stetson law students as interns. “We run four to six law students as interns every year in the court, and this arrangement will make it easy to maintain that level and maybe expand it,” he said.Legislators also liked the idea and in a tight budget year appropriated $435,000 for the program.Vause said part-time students will be able to take courses both at the new school and at the existing Gulf Port campus, and Stetson also hopes to offer a wide range of continuing legal education courses for lawyers at the new facility.“We are also exploring new degree programs that will be offered during the day as well as the evening,” Vause said, adding that he couldn’t release any more details because those plans are still pending before the ABA.Construction on the law school is set to start in late spring or early summer, with the court beginning to move into its new offices in June 2003. May 1, 2002 Regular News Second DCA to share space at Stetson Second DCA to share space at Stetson
(WBNG) — Governor Announced Cuomo announced the state will start conducting drive-thru testing in Broome County this week. To make an appointment call the COVID Hotline Phone Number at 1-888-364-3065. Cuomo says people will not be able to just show up at a drive-thru testing center, but rather, they have to make an appointment. Further details, such as locations, were not announced. Erie, Monroe, Niagara and Oneida counties will also open up drive thru coronavirus testing locations.
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US President Donald Trump will hold a Sept. 15 signing ceremony for a groundbreaking Middle East agreement normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, a senior White House official said on Tuesday.As part of the deal, announced at the White House on Aug. 13 following what officials said were 18 months of talks, the Gulf state agreed to normal relations with Israel, while Israel agreed to continue with plans to suspend its annexation of the West Bank.The senior White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan would lead the two delegations to the ceremony. The deal falls short of any grand Middle East peace plan to resolve decades of conflict between Israel and the Palestinians despite Trump’s pledge to do so.The White House hope is that more such deals between Israel and the Gulf states will emerge, prompting the Palestinians to join negotiations.Trump proposed a peace plan in January that heavily favored the Israelis, but it has not advanced in any significant way.The Palestinian leadership initially called the accord “betrayal” and a “stab in the back of the Palestinian cause,” but has curbed its criticism, according to a draft resolution ahead of an Arab League meeting in Cairo on Wednesday.The draft, seen by Reuters, does not include a call to condemn, or act against, the Emirates over the US-brokered deal.The United Arab Emirates is planning to make its first official visit to Israel on Sept. 22, a source familiar with the provisional itinerary said on Monday. Topics : “I am proud to embark next week to Washington, at the invitation of President Trump, to take part in the this historic ceremony at the White House for the foundation of the peace treaty between Israel and the United [Arab] Emirates,” Netanyahu wrote on Twitter.Trump and other administration officials have said they expect Saudi Arabia and other countries to follow suit in recognizing Israel.Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner and other top administration officials accompanied an Israeli delegation last week on the first flight from Israel to the United Arab Emirates to celebrate the agreement.Iran has dismissed the agreement, which also served to firm up opposition to Tehran, a regional power seen by the UAE, Israel and the United States as the main threat in the Middle East.
South Korean shipping firm H-Line Shipping has been linked to an order for two vessels at a compatriot shipyard.According to broker reports, the company placed an order for two 180,000 dwt bulk carriers with Hyundai Heavy Industries.The price of the units, which would be fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG), was not unveiled.The vessels are scheduled to join their owner in 2020.Following delivery, the bulk carriers would start working under a time charter agreement for South Korea’s steel maker Posco.World Maritime News Staff
Daily Mail 11 May 2016Family First Comment: No slippery slope? Yeah right!A former victim of child sex abuse has ended her life under Dutch euthanasia laws because she could not live with her mental suffering.The woman, in her twenties, was given a lethal injection after doctors and psychiatrists decided that her post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions were incurable.It went ahead despite improvements in the woman’s psychological condition after ‘intensive therapy’ two years ago, and even though doctors in the Netherlands accept that a demand for death from a psychiatric patient may be no more than a cry for help.The woman, who has not been named, began to suffer from mental disorders 15 years ago following sexual abuse, according to the papers released by the Dutch Euthanasia Commission. The timescale means she was abused between the ages of five and 15.News of her death angered anti-euthanasia MPs and disability campaigners in Britain. One Labour MP said it meant sex abuse victims were now being punished with death.READ MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3583783/Sex-abuse-victim-20s-allowed-choose-euthanasia-Holland-doctors-decided-post-traumatic-stress-conditions-uncurable.htmlEuthanasia debate reignited by 20yo sexual abuse victimNZ Herald 16 May 2016When we think about euthanasia, many of us picture an elderly person.They’ve had many good years, but an illness has ruined their quality of life. They’re in pain, and they want to end things on their own terms. For many people, this is an easy concept to accept.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11639637
Funeral services will be Noon (12 p.m.) on Friday May 11, 2018 at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Harris Long officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery at Moores Hill. Visitation will be 10-12 p.m. Friday also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Ripley Crossing Activity Fund. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, entrusted with arrangements, 16717 Manchester Street, Box 156 Moores Hill, Indiana 47032 (812)744-3280. Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family. Aileen Withered, 92 of Moores Hill passed away Wednesday May 9, 2018 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. Aileen was born October 17, 1925 in Harrodsburg, KY; the daughter of Jessie and Gertie (Huffman) Dean. She married Curtis Roberts and he preceded her in death in 1960; then she married Robert Withered in 1962 and he preceded her in death in 2011. Aileen retired from working at the Moores Hill School. She was a member of the Moores Hill Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, yard work, mowing, quilting, cooking, taking rides in the country and getting up really early in the morning to work on her crossword puzzles and spending time with the family.Aileen is survived by sons: Loyd “Ebbie” (Lana) Roberts of Greendale; Bennie (Jan) Roberts of Moores Hill; Randy Roberts of Milan. 5 Grandchildren, 8 Great-Grandchildren, 2 Great-Great- Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, 2 brothers: Dallas and J.B. Dean; twin sister: Irene Keeling and sister Lillie Adkinson.