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Laptops donated by Hunters in memory of murdered York estate agent

May 7, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Laptops donated by Hunters in memory of murdered York estate agent Laptops donated by Hunters in memory of murdered York estate agent28th April 20210290 Views The Nikki Waterhouse Trust, which was set up by the senior team at Hunters in memory of the 32-year-old who was tragically murdered in 2013, has provided 13 Chromebooks to schools for children desperately in need of equipment.The initiative was initially conceived in February to help support children who were without laptops and struggling to cope with online home schooling during the pandemic, putting them at risk of falling behind.The Trust has donated the Chromebooks to Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy, Eden Boys School and Starbank School in Birmingham and Unheedful Islam Boys’ School in Blackburn.The Nikki Waterhouse Trust was established in February 2015 to help children under the age 18 who are victims of war, natural disaster or catastrophe. The Trust also aims to help children who suffer from life threatening or terminal illnesses or those who have suffered trauma or injury that has had a catastrophic effect on their lives and their families.John Waterhouse, Nikki’s father, charity trustee and co-founder of Hunters, said: “We have seen how lockdown has affected many people, especially children, and we were delighted to receive these applications for support. Education is important for the future generation and we are delighted the Trust has been able to help.”Glynis Frew, managing director of Hunters, comments: “This is a cause extremely close to our heart and one that I’m sure resonates with agents across the country. We look forward to continuing to support children in need through a range of initiatives.”The Nikki Waterhouse Trust welcomes applications for funds from all over the United Kingdom. For more information or to find out whether you can apply for support visit http://www.thenikkiwaterhousetrust.org/ or get in touch by emailing [email protected] more charity news from across the property industry.Nikki Waterhouse Hunters charity 2021-04-28Charlotte FlakeAny comments? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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Shelter from the Storm

May 3, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgNot a term goes by without one of Shakespeare’s plays being staged outdoors with varying degrees of excess. Director Liv Robinson made a wise choice in selecting Shakespeare’s final play to be staged al fresco since The Tempest so heavily relies on what Robinson calls “exposure to nature and to the elements”. Much has been made of the socio-historical and political context of this play, but Robinson deliberately chooses to put greatest emphasis on the psychological shifts undergone by the protagonists. This also explains the occasionally bizarre costumes, designed to reflect each character’s personality rather than traditional Elizabethan dress. This emphasis on character means that the play’s success or failure depends solely on the strength of the actors, and since Prospero is the central figure the burden is largely on his shoulders. It’s an unenviable task, and whilst Basher Savage tackles the part with admirable effort, he falls just short of stirring the audience. Stalking around the stage as if he’s participating in a master class instead of fully immersing himself in the complex psyche of one of Shakespeare’s most enigmatic protagonists, Savage doesn’t quite capture the power of Prospero. However, Ben Var der Velde is successful in his enraged yet sensitive portrayal of the monstrous Caliban, whilst Fiona Pearce delivers a refreshing performance of Ariel, miraculously breathing mischief into whichever scene she floats.Yet it is the farcical drunkards, Stephano and Trinculo (spiritedly played by Kieran Pugh and Iain Drennan) who steal the show and move the audience to laughter, alleviating the slightly monotonous mood of Prospero’s scenes. This is a charming production of one of Shakespeare’s more challenging plays, but it ultimately lacks the spark to make it truly magical.ARCHIVE: 3rd Week TT 2003last_img read more

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EC moves to deregulate the size of pre-packaged goods

April 21, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgThe issue of bread weights labelling was in the spotlight again this week, following a European Council ruling that national restrictions on the size of pre-packaged goods should be abolished.The news is the latest development in the long-running European debate over the EU Nominal Quantities Directive (British Baker, January 6, pg 3). The issue will now be sent back to the European Parliament for further debate and could be approved by Euro MPs early next year.Federation of Bakers’ director Gordon Polson said: “It will be several months before a decision will be made. There will be some political horse-trading first. Nothing much has changed; the European Council has always favoured deregulation.”At the moment, packaged bread over 300g in weight has to be sold in set sizes in the UK: 400g, 800g and 1,200g. The European Com-mission voted in December 2005 to exclude bread and other staples from the derivative.last_img read more

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April 21, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgAt the same time that the national press is filled with horror stories about additives, the baking industry is having to turn to improvers to help prevent loaves collapsing after the new harvest (pg 4).Wastage this year seems particularly bad. Nature has played such strange tricks with the wet weather that consistency – demanded by most supermarkets and their customers – has gone to pot.Waitrose customers may well be happy to put up with a superb-tasting wonky apple from a British orchard, but I bet you that the very same customer would pass up an oddly-shaped loaf for a perfect one.And this industry cannot afford high wastage on top of all the other costs at the moment – it needs maximum efficiency. That means consistent loaves, delivered at the right time, in the right quantity.Customers cannot be kept waiting, whether that ’customer’ is a supermarket or a high-street shopper queueing in a craft bakery. Any talk about wet weather or low hagberg falling number is of little interest to them when bread is due on the shelf.And, of course, it would happen this week, just as the national newspapers are turning on additives. I know that many of you, as ingredient suppliers or bakers, are either going for or have achieved, clean label.But among the products singled out by one Sunday paper, beneath the large headline; “Why not just ban additives?” were malt loaves, naan bread, caramel shortcake, chocolate chip cookies, Danish pastries and apple turnovers, which the writer accused of being “deliberately packaged to look as if they were fresh from the oven”. I thought that was effective merchandising!The article went on to assert that banning E numbers was easily possible and had already taken place in the USA, Japan, Austria, Norway and Finland, where they have been replaced by natural alternatives.There is also a battle between long-life goods demanded by UK consumers and short-term fresh products – I opt for fresh every time, but I recognise that my neighbours want long life because it suits their lifestyles. That’s choice!last_img read more

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Prices rise as costs increase

April 21, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgHalf of bakers have put their prices up and plan further rises, due to rising costs, according to results from the latest British Baker poll on [http://www.bakeryinfo.co.uk].The feedback suggests that a further 17% of respondants are planning price rises while 13% have put their prices up already and therefore believe a further rise is not required.Only 11% report that they have no need to put prices up, with the remaining 9% saying that they would like to put their prices up, but believe that customers will not accept price rises.The poll will remain live on the bakeryinfo website until November 1, so please log on, click to add your feedback.last_img

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LCD Soundsystem Shares Standalone Single Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Album Release

March 2, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgAmerican Dream Tracklist:01. oh baby02. other voices03. i used to04. change yr mind05. how do you sleep?06. tonite07. call the police08. american dream09. emotional haircut10. black screenYou can see a full list of LCD fall dates below:09/08 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega09/09 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega09/11 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso09/12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso09/13 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia09/14 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia09/16 – Manchester, UK @ The Warehouse Project09/17 – Manchester, UK @ The Warehouse Project09/19 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom09/22 – London, UK @ Alexandra Place10/17-18 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem*10/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre10/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre10/25 – Miami, FL @ James L. Knight Center Theater10/27 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music Experience10/30 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory10/31 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater11/03 – Detroit, MO @ Masonic Temple11/09 – St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium11/11 – Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center11/14-15 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium*11/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium11/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium11/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium11/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium11/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium12/02 – Montreal, @ QC @ Bell Arena12/03 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre12/05-6 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore*12/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore12/08 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena12/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel,American Dream Tracklist:01. oh baby02. other voices03. i used to04. change yr mind05. how do you sleep?06. tonite07. call the police08. american dream09. emotional haircut10. black screenYou can see a full list of LCD fall dates below:09/08 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega09/09 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega09/11 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso09/12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso09/13 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia09/14 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia09/16 – Manchester, UK @ The Warehouse Project09/17 – Manchester, UK @ The Warehouse Project09/19 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom09/22 – London, UK @ Alexandra Place10/17-18 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem*10/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre10/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre10/25 – Miami, FL @ James L. Knight Center Theater10/27 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music Experience10/30 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory10/31 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater11/03 – Detroit, MO @ Masonic Temple11/09 – St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium11/11 – Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center11/14-15 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium*11/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium11/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium11/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium11/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium11/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium12/02 – Montreal, @ QC @ Bell Arena12/03 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre12/05-6 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore*12/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore12/08 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena12/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel It took a long time, but LCD Soundsystem is officially on track to release their fourth studio record. American Dream will be released tomorrow, September 1st, via DFA/Columbia Records, marking their first new studio release since 2010’s This Is Happening. The record will include the previously released singles “call the police,” title track “american dream,” and “tonight.” Today, the Brooklyn-based band has shared a new track “pulse (v.1),” which is unlisted as part of American Dream‘s track list but is likely to appear on a separate edition of the record, assuming from the track’s artwork. The “v.1” suggests there will be more versions of this song to come.The 13+ minute track is an electronic instrumental that will hold your excitement over until the new album drops tomorrow. Listen to  “pulse (v.1)” below:last_img read more

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JRAD Debuts Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Band Covers At Brooklyn Bowl Finale [Videos]

March 2, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgJoe Russo’s Almost Dead wrapped up their three-night run at the Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday night, delivering yet another stand-out evening of Grateful Dead music that was nowhere near short of surprises. With multiple debut covers, endless teases, and sublime jamming, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead once again proved why they’re more than just a “cover band”.Right off the bat, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead opened the first set with a debut cover of The Rolling Stones‘ “The Last Time”, with Scott Metzger on vocals. The jam led straight into an appropriate “Shakedown Street”, which featured teases of Radiohead‘s “Myxomatosis” and was left unfinished. Immediately from there, the Radiohead teases continued on “The Other One”, which also teased “Estimated Prophet”. As the band’s manager Peter Costello notes in the Box Score, this show had “a lot of ins and outs”, as the Grateful Dead-inspired quintet muscled their chops through to the finish line. Watch the first set opener below, courtesy of nugs.tv.[Video: Nugs.tv]The seamless jams continued from “The Other One” to “Mission in the Rain”, which had not been played by JRAD since the band’s 3/17/17 show at the same venue, a 41 show gap. “Crazy Fingers” came next with a stand-out jam between keyboardist Marco Benevento and guitarist Tom Hamilton. The band utilized the notes of a quick “Last Time” instrumental jam to bridge the gap between “Crazy Fingers” and “Truckin’”, before closing the first set with a short instrumental jam of “The Other One”, a trick not utilized by JRAD since their 3/11/17 show at the same venue, a 43 show gap.After their break, the second set opened with a “Scarlet Begonias”-esque jam, which led into a short instrumental version of “Slipknot!”, before locking into the debut performance of “Foolish Heart”, sung by Tom Hamilton. “I Need A Miracle” came next, with unfamiliar teases coming from Hamilton, as well as a jam through WOLF‘s “Fastso’s Last Stand”. Watch the second set opener below.[Video: Nugs.tv]An energetic “Franklin’s Tower” followed, with full-band teases of “Foolish Heart” and “Throwing Stones”. Eventually, the song shifted into a full version of “Throwing Stones”, which thematically teased back “Franklin’s Tower” and “Foolish Heart”. The debut of Led Zeppelin‘s “Good Times Bad Times” came next as a full instrumental, before segueing back into “Throwing Stones”. Another debut followed, with a partial version of The Band‘s “Chest Fever”, as sung by drummer Joe Russo with some help from Tom Hamilton. Naturally, the second set concluded with a “Throwing Stones” reprise.The evening came to a definitive end with a reliable “One More Saturday Night” to close Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s three-night run at the Brooklyn Bowl. Next up, the band heads to Syracuse’s Landmark Theatre and Portland’s State Theatre. Head to the band’s website for more information on upcoming shows.Watch more videos from last night below, courtesy of Moni Hampton.The Last Time / Shakedown StreetMission in the RainTruckinSlipknotFoolish HeartThrowing StonesSetlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn Bowl | New York, NY | 3/10/2018 Set One: The Last Time @ > Shakedown Street # -> The Other One -> Mission In The Rain % -> Crazy Fingers ^ -> Last Time Jam & -> Truckin’ -> The Other One Jam *Set Two: Jam + -> Slipknot! @@ -> Foolish Heart ## -> Help On The Way -> Slipknot! $$ -> I Need A Miracle %% -> Franklin’s Tower ^^ -> Throwing Stones && -> Good Times Bad Times ** -> Throwing Stones -> Chest Fever ++ -> Throwing Stones RepriseENC: One More Saturday [email protected] – Rolling Stones Cover, First Time Played By Almost Dead, Sung by SM# – Unfinished, With “Myxomatosis” (Radiohead) Teases (Band)$ – With Myxomatosis” (Radiohead) Teases (Band) and an Estimated Prophet Tease (Band)% – Not Played by Almost Dead since 2017-03-17 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY, a gap of 41 shows.^ – With a MB/TH duo Jam& – Short Instrumental version to connect Crazy Fingers to Trucking, First Time Played By Almost Dead* – Short Instrumental version to end Truckin, Not Played by Almost Dead since 2017-03-11 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY, a gap of 43 shows.+ – With a Scarlet Begonias Tease (Band)@@ – Short Instrumental version to connect Jam to Foolish Heart## – First Time Played By Almost Dead, Sung by TH$$ – with a short Marco Solo, more “Myxomatosis” (Radiohead) Teases (Band), a DD Bass Solo and a “Havana” (Camila Cabello) jam%% – With an Unknown Tease (TH) and a “Fastso’s Last Stand” (WOLF) Jam,^^ – With Foolish Heart Teases (Band) and Throwing Stones Teases (Band)&& – With a Franklin’s Tower Jam and Foolish Heart Teases (Band)** – Led Zeppelin Cover, First Time Played by Almost Dead, done Bustle Style (instrumentally) with no lyrics song++ – The Band Cover, Partial version – 1st & 2nd verse I think & 2 refrains, First Time Played by Almost Dead, sung by JR, with some help from THThe whole show had numerous teases, jams & quick returns to Myxomatosis, Foolish Heart, Slipknot!, The Other One, Terrapin, Throwing Stones and probably a ton of other tunes I missed.last_img read more

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Refresh, recuperate, reflect

March 1, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgThere is no shortage of words starting with “re-” that can describe what winter break and Wintersession are meant to achieve. Despite the fact that alliteration makes anything sound more dramatic than it is (cue the title of this piece), the most commonly used descriptions are quite true. In contrast to the semester in full swing, the free time and significant gaps between appointments that mark Wintersession give us ample opportunities to rediscover who we were before Harvard, how it has changed us, and who we are today.And winter break, whether spent launching the next Facebook, skiing overseas, or watching Netflix in bed at home, is a great time to step back from an extremely fulfilling, but also sometimes overwhelming and hectic semester.As a freshman, and especially as an international student who had never spent anything other than short visits in the United States, I relished the time I spent away from Harvard. It was eye-opening to step back and cast off some of the pressures, expectations, and stress surrounding GPAs, internships, and even social life that inevitably mount as we study with highly accomplished people.After a short break, coming back to campus was surreal. Part of the strangeness came from realizing that Harvard actually feels like a second home now ― it is “getting back to Harvard” instead of “going to Harvard.” Campus was not too quiet for the most part, and many people were back as early as Jan. 15, working on various pursuits. I heard tales of practical workshops such as how to manage personal finances, new experiences like taking up kendo, and even intensive academic experiences like a case-study workshop at Harvard Business School. As for me and 50 other freshmen, we chose to take part in the Refresh Retreat.The retreat originated as a psychology concentrator’s senior thesis project, and was then adopted by the College. Dean Madeleine Currie of Oak Yard, Paul “Coz” Teplitz of the Freshman Dean’s Office, and 10 upperclassmen facilitators brought us freshman to Hulbert Outdoor Center in Vermont, where we frolicked in the snow, stayed in warm rustic cabins, and pondered the meaning of life. What I found most rewarding was the opportunity to get out in the countryside and reflect in a group setting.I had never visited Vermont in my life, nor really seen any decent snow, so stepping out of Greater Boston was a magical experience. I and the others immersed ourselves in a winter wonderland of completely frozen lakes, pristine snow, icy meandering creeks, and dazzling night skies. During the several hours of free time we had each day, we sledded along the slopes, sang songs from “Frozen” as we built snowmen, tried to perform gymnastic tricks on slides, and had roasted s’mores with hot chocolate. The unique setting and the special experiences helped me forge friendships with people I had never and would never have met otherwise. Beyond friendships, the setting also contributed significantly to our reflection. I consider myself a fairly reflective person, and I enjoy taking time during each day, or each week, perhaps during the shower or while I’m at the gym, to think about what I have been doing and how I want to go forward. Yet there is something about taking yourself away from your usual physical environment that opens up the mind in new ways. While skating (and trying not to fall) along the plowed paths of Lake Morey, I found myself reflecting on the past semester, how far I’ve come and how far I still need to go, and reaching depths and new insights like I never had before.I was able to reflect so deeply in part due to my facilitators and the wonderful sessions we had in big and small groups. Our reflections were divided neatly into three themes, one for each day — the past, the present, and the future. Sitting inside a cozy cabin with 10 other faces made us all open up to relative strangers in ways that even surprised ourselves. I, and many others, commented how gratified we were to hear about the struggles the others faced. It is often easy at a place like Harvard to assume that everyone is doing fantastically well and that you are the odd one out struggling with sleep, extracurriculars, or procrastination. There was none of the “Duck Syndrome” here (a term coined at Stanford for the façade of calm that people put on to belie their struggles), as people shared genuine fears like falling GPAs, taking on too much, not taking on enough, and blocking drama (that came up a lot). As freshmen, we also had the opportunity to learn from those who had experienced it all before us; our facilitators gave us great tips, like reading a few pages in an assignment to estimate how long it would take to do the whole section, or writing to-do lists manually to avoid getting distracted by electronics ― both strategies that I am excited to implement as the semester rolls ahead.If I had to choose one snapshot to represent our collective reflecting experience, it would be when we sat in a circle around a spitting fire on our last night there. We each held flameless candles, which we switched off as we went around the circle and shared our regrets and fears, and lit as we expressed gratitude and aspirations. It was a deeply emotional experience that I believe connected us seemingly disparate individuals in our collective quest to do better and make the most of this wonderful institution.Heading into the next semester, we all have goals, dreams, and targets. I, for one, have already failed some of mine (looking at you, Annenberg breakfast). But no matter how much you reflect and refresh, you cannot accomplish everything and you won’t be perfect every time. And you know what? That’s completely OK.last_img read more

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IDX’s Tarrant gives St Michael’s $1 million

January 1, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgLocal business executive honors his alma mater with another major giftRichard Tarrant, chairman of IDX, makes $1 million gift to Saint Michael’sCollegeA legend in the Vermont business world, Richard Tarrant has led hismedical software firm IDX Corporation to heights of success, and all thewhile he has given back to the local community, including to his almamater Saint Michael’s College. He announced recently his plan to give agift of $1 million to the college to fund student scholarships.The liberal arts residential Catholic college located in Colchester, twomiles from Burlington, lured Tarrant to Vermont to play basketball andattend college in the 1960s. And he has been an active civic leader andbusinessman in the area ever since, leading IDX to become a majorworldwide publicly traded company with some 2,100 employees and reportedrevenues of $399 million in 2003.”I was prepared for a professional path by my years at Saint Michael’sCollege. The institution will always be important to me,” Tarrant said, inannouncing his gift. “Saint Michael’s gave me a scholarship when I neededthe money; it’s only fitting that I pay back now that I have the money.” Atwo-term member of the college’s board of trustees, Tarrant understandsthe challenges faced by an independent, Catholic college in thecompetitive world of higher education. Looking at this campus, Tarrantsaid, “I’m so impressed; what kid wouldn’t want to go here.”Tarrant was on the Saint Michael’s campus Saturday when he was inductedinto Pi Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society, of which he is nowa charter member, along with his partner in founding IDX, Robert Hoehl, a1963 graduate of Saint Michael’s College.”Saint Michael’s is profoundly grateful for the continuing support ofRichard Tarrant, a man who has done so much for this college, forefficiency in health care delivery and for the Vermont community,” saidSaint Michael’s President Marc vanderHeyden. “We are especially honoredwhen a graduate of such distinction validates this college by hiscontinuing commitment to its future,” vanderHeyden said.His philanthropy will create the Tarrant Scholarship Program to providefinancial support for students who are academically qualified to attendSaint Michael’s but face financial challenges in funding their experience.Tarrant’s $1 million gift, to be expended completely over a five-to-sevenyear period, provides significant support to the Saint Michael’s studentfinancial aid budget, which now exceeds $17 million annually. Tarrant’sgift will be included in the college’s $52 million Visions Campaign forthe Saint Michael’s student scheduled for completion in June 2005.This academic year, Richard Tarrant is celebrating his 40th anniversary ofgraduation from Saint Michael’s, while the college is celebrating the100th anniversary of its founding in 1904. He has previously made giftsthat made possible construction of the Jeremiah J. and Kathleen C. TarrantStudent Recreation Center, named in honor of his parents. That facilityprovides recreation opportunities for all Saint Michael’s students, notjust varsity athletes. He has also funded the Dion Scholarship at SaintMichael’s providing financial support to graduates of Rice High School, inhonor of Rice graduate Thomas Dion, who overcame significant obstacles toachieve his education.”On and off the basketball court, Rich Tarrant is admired by our alumni.As an undergrad, he was an involved campus leader and athlete. He isequally respected for his business prowess, phenomenal success in themedical software industry and his tremendous generosity to thisinstitution. We are blessed with Rich’s support of his alma mater becausehe inspires others to also get involved.” commented Richard V. DiVenere,Associate Vice President for Alumni Affairs & Development.Saint Michael’s College, founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund andheaded by President Marc A. vanderHeyden, has been identified by U. S.News & World Report for 15 consecutive years as one of the top15 Master’sUniversities in the North. A liberal arts Catholic, residential college,located in Colchester, Vermont, two miles from the state’s largest city ofBurlington, Saint Michael’s was invited this year to join the elite groupof 270 colleges and universities nationwide with chapters of theprestigious academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa, on campus. SaintMichael’s has 1,900 full-time undergraduate students, and another 650graduate students and 200 international students, studying part time. Ahighly respected, vibrant academic community, Saint Michael’s College wasnamed in 2003 by Newsweek magazine a “Hidden Treasure,” one of 30 collegesrecommended most frequently by guidance counselors for being “schools thatdeserve more national recognition.” -30- Note to editors: Richard Tarrantcan be reached for comment through his office at IDX at (802) 862-1022.last_img read more

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Wyoming coal producer Cloud Peak files for bankruptcy

December 31, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Casper Star Tribune:Cloud Peak Energy, the coal giant that operates two Wyoming mines, filed for bankruptcy Friday amid mounting debt and declining demand.The filing follows months of troubling signs for the Powder River Basin operator, which for a time avoided the economic difficulties of its competitors but had of late experienced growing financial challenges as the market for its product diminished.The company’s filing indicated it had, as of the end of the year, nearly $929 million in assets and almost $635 million in total debts.In its announcement, the company said its mining operations would continue as normal as it moves through the bankruptcy process. But the filing represents the latest concerning episode for coal, which has been one of the main drivers of the state’s economy, along with oil and natural gas.Cloud Peak owns three Powder River Basin mines: the Antelope and Cordero Rojo in Wyoming and Spring Creek in Montana. The mines shipped 50 million tons of coal in 2018. Cloud Peak is Wyoming’s third-largest coal producer, and its mines represent 20 percent of the state’s coal miners in the Powder River Basin.Cloud Peak is the fourth major coal producer in Wyoming, the top coal-mining state, to file for bankruptcy in recent years. Bristol, Tennessee-based Alpha Natural Resources filed for bankruptcy in 2015, followed by top-producing Peabody Energy and Arch Coal in 2016. Westmoreland Coal, which operates the Kemmerer Mine in southwest Wyoming, filed for bankruptcy in October.More: Wyoming coal giant Cloud Peak files for bankruptcy Wyoming coal producer Cloud Peak files for bankruptcylast_img read more

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