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Vermont Chamber Announces Top Five Economic Development Initiatives

first_imgThe Vermont Chamber of Commerce will hold a press conference in Room 10 at the State House on Monday, December 15 at 10:30 AM to release the Top Five Economic Development Initiatives for 2004.Paving the way to job creation and retention, the initiatives focus on: permit reform, competitive business climate, tax policy to ensure business investment, energy costs and taxes, and travel and tourism.Recognizing that the legislative climate is ripe for compromise, Vermont Chamber Board Chair Kevin O’Donnell of The Old Tavern at Grafton and Vermont Chamber Government Affairs Committee Chair Jim Pratt of Cabot Cooperative Creamery will confirm the need for the Chamber initiatives, based on experience and business member feedback.The new President of the Vermont Chamber, Duane Marsh, will be available, as well as Vermont Chamber Board Members, Government Affairs Committee members, and senior Chamber staff.last_img read more

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Swans play down investment reports

first_imgSwansea have played down reports of potential foreign investment coming in to the club – but admit they are looking at possible overseas sponsorship avenues. Press Association The Barclays Premier League club denied takeover speculation surrounding them after reports said they are t alking to possible investors from the United States, Russia and Asia. A club spokesman told the Press Association that preliminary talks were designed to increase commercial investment and revenue streams. center_img Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins said in September that Swansea were “miles behind” most of their rivals in terms of commercial income. “One of the big things we need to do if we are to develop as a club, and try our best to compete with the best teams, is find a way of growing commercially,” Jenkins told the South Wales Evening Post. ” At the moment, the income levels we have are basically just linked to the football side of things – television revenue and that sort of thing. “The only other way we have got to bring money in is trading players. “They are the only tools we can use to make money, so the commercial aspect is something we have to look at. “We have to find ways of bringing in extra income. It’s difficult for a club like us down in south Wales to do that, but we have got to find a way of attracting big money and big sponsors from around the world.” Swansea – who were playing in the fourth tier of English football 10 years ago – currently sit fifth in the Premier League table, six points behind leaders Chelsea. last_img read more

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Willie Mullins reports ‘no setbacks’ for Christmas stars

first_img “Un De Sceaux is as fresh as paint after his fall and I am keen to run him soon. “There are two races towards the end of this month that he is entered in, one in Ireland (Tied Cottage Chase at Punchestown) and one in the UK (Clarence House Chase at Ascot). “Long Dog has had a busy season so we might just go be easy on him now. He is unlikely to race again until Cheltenham. “Another run before Cheltenham would be ideal for Vautour, but I’m not sure where yet. “Faugheen, Nichols Canyon and Arctic Fire are all likely to run next in the BHP Irish Champion Hurdle.” Annie Power was not sighted over Christmas as she continues to progress from an injury, but Mullins has not yet ruled out giving her a prep run for the Cheltenham Festival. He said: “Annie Power is coming on slowly but nicely, and I’m happy with where she is at the moment. “We won’t know until she steps up to the next stage of training whether she will have a run before Cheltenham, but the aim is Cheltenham.” Press Association Willie Mullins is happy with the condition of his Christmas aces after they all returned to their Closutton stables in rude health.center_img Mullins enjoyed numerous Grade One victories over the hectic festive schedule, though Un De Sceaux’s fall at Leopardstown on December 27 was a sizeable blot on the landscape. “They have all come out of Christmas well – no setbacks,” said the trainer. last_img read more

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Cricket News Virat Kohli injured, set to miss County stint with Surrey; fitness test on June 15

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian skipper Virat Kohli will not play for English County team Surrey in June due to a neck injury that he suffered while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).”Virat Kohli will not play for Surrey after suffering a neck injury playing for RCB. He will undertake a fitness Test on 15th June, and is expected to be fit for India’s tours of Ireland and England,” ICC tweeted on Thursday.Whereas, Board for Cricket Council of India (BCCI), said in a statement, “Team India Captain Mr Virat Kohli suffered a neck injury while fielding during Match 51 of the VIVO IPL between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad on 17th May 2018 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.””Mr Kohli, who was scheduled to play for Surrey CCC in the month of June, has been ruled out from participating. This decision was taken following assessments by the BCCI Medical team, subsequent scans, and a specialist visit. The Team India captain will now undergo a period of rehabilitation under the supervision of the BCCI Medical team,” BCCI release said.”He will begin training and subsequently undergo a fitness test at the NCA in Bengaluru from June 15. The BCCI Medical Team is confident that Mr Kohli will regain full fitness ahead of India’s upcoming tours to Ireland and England,” it added.Kohli had penned a deal with Surrey in his bid to prepare for lengthy England tour, which is set to begin in July.The 29-year-old batsman was the highest run scorer for RCB in the IPL with 530 runs in 14 matches.The Indian skipper will also miss the Test match against Afghanistan, which will be played in Bengaluru on June 14. He is also set to miss the two T20Is against Ireland ahead of the England tour. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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