Vermont Could Receive Over $25 Million in Home Heating Funds

first_imgVermont Could Receive Over $25 Million in Home Heating FundsWaterbury, Vt.-Governor Jim Douglas praised the U.S. House of Representatives for their historic vote on September 25, 2008, to fully fund the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) at $5.1 billion, the maximum funding level authorized for fiscal year 2009.Governor Douglas said the LIHEAP provision was included in the House-passed version of a Continuing Resolution which would fund the vast majority of government programs at fiscal year 2008 levels through March 2009.”The House’s decision to fully fund the LIHEAP program for this coming year-at nearly double the 2008 appropriation-is an indication that they understand the critical importance of the LIHEAP program for all states,” said Governor Jim Douglas. “I want to thank Congressman Welch for his leadership on this issue and his colleagues for their support for this critically important program. The northeastern governors are all very grateful that the House has responded to our calls for full funding of LIHEAP.””We now urge the Senate and president to quickly follow suit,” Governor Douglas continued. “If they can find $700 billion to bailout Wall Street, surely than can find the resources to keep low income Americans warm this winter.”Last year, Vermont received a LIHEAP block grant of $11.7 million, and an overall total of nearly $19.4 million in funding, when contingency funding is included in the equation.Governor Douglas said if the Senate passes the measure supported by the House, and the President signs it into law, Vermont stands to receive almost $25.6 million in block grant funding from the program. This is more than double last year’s base funding, at almost $14 million.”Vermont was able to provide the most generous LIHEAP benefit in the nation to low-income residents last year,” added Secretary of the Agency of Human Services Cynthia D. LaWare. “Due to the skyrocketing costs of home heating fuel this year, the LIHEAP program must be fully funded if we are to ensure a similar benefit level to our LIHEAP recipients this year. The House’s commitment to this issue is a very positive step toward making this a reality, and I urge the Senate and the President to address this issue immediately.”Vermont is actively engaged in a variety of statewide efforts to address the challenge of rising fuel and food costs. For more information about the Governor’s Fuel and Food Partnership, and what State and community partners are doing to help keep Vermonters warm this winter, please visit: is external)###last_img read more

Arema vs. Persebaya soccer match moved over fears of fan clash

first_imgBoth Aremania and Bonek are known for their violent attitude, and they have a long history of enmity between them. Members of the two have frequently engaged in clashes prior to or after soccer matches. Read also: Soccer a deadly game in IndonesiaBlitar Police chief Adj. Comr. Leonard Sinambela said police and military personnel would create three rings of security to secure the match despite the decision that it would be held without spectators in the stadium. “The outer ring will ensure that supporters coming to the city will not bring any weapons. The second ring will ensure the two camps of supporters gather in different locations near the stadium,” he said.He said police would also anticipate the presence of supporters of the two clubs from Blitar city and regency. Leonard said the Blitar Police, backed by the East Java Police, would deploy more than 700 officers for the event.The other semifinal match between Madura United and Persija Jakarta was held on Monday at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, East Java.The East Java Governor’s Cup is organized by PSSI East Java. Topics : The East Java chapter of the Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI) has made a sudden decision to move the semifinal match of the East Java Governor’s Cup between Arema FC and Persebaya to Blitar Supriyadi Stadium. The match is scheduled to be held on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.  Originally, the match was to take place at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang.PSSI Blitar branch chief Yudi Meira told reporters on Monday that the decision was made under consideration of the long rivalry between fan groups of the two clubs, Arema FC’s Aremania and Persebaya’s Bonek.  Yudi said the match would be held without spectators. “We hope the semifinal match will go well without any incident. I, as the match host, will coordinate with the police and the Indonesian Military to make sure the match runs smoothly,” he said. last_img read more

Home with decked out man cave to be auctioned this weekend

first_img9 Halland Terrace, Camp Hill.This home at 9 Halland Tce, Camp Hill has been enjoyed by the current owners for the past eight years.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home is spread across two levels with a choice of living areas featuring polished timber floors upstairs and easy-care tiles downstairs.Ray White — Stones Corner selling agent Ben Cannon said the owners liked the area so much they had not moved far to their new home. 9 Halland Terrace, Camp Hill. 10 Lugg St, Bardon.Mr Penklis said what he loved about property, on a 551sq m block, was the surprise on buyers faces when they came inside.“The front exterior is fairly modest and offers no reflection of the size and open-plan styling,” he said.“The oversized ground level living with polished concrete flooring is the best.”Outside there is a saltwater swimming pool, while a grassy area at the back provides enough space to rear chickens, jump on a trampoline or grow veggies.The property goes to auction at 10am on Saturday. 36 Needham St, Fig Tree PocketAt noon on Saturday, former Linc Energy founder Peter Bond’s grand property at 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket will go under the hammer.Known as “Rivergum Retreat”, the seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom property allows easy accommodation for large functions, entertaining or decadent intimate gatherings. 36 Tingal Rd, Wynnum.After 85 years in the one family, this two-bedroom, one-bathroom home at 36 Tingal Rd, Wynnum will go to auction.The property, which features VJ walls and ceilings, original window hoods and a bathroom with an original cast iron bath, goes under the hammer at 10am on Saturday. 36 Tingal Rd, Wynnum. 36 Tingal Rd, Wynnum. 19 Picasso Cres, Bridgeman Downs.This two-storey home at 19 Picasso Cres, Carseldine is on a 2561sq m allotment.The six-bedroom, three-bathroom property features a tennis court and swimming pool.Ray White Bridgeman Downs selling agent Sonya Treloar said: “This impressive and stately home would suit a large family, blended family or those looking for additional parental living”.The property goes to auction at 10am on Saturday. 36 Needham St, Fig Tree PocketThe property has a climate-controlled wine cellar, fully equipped gym, a boardroom, meeting rooms, gold class cinema, a horizon heated swimming pool complete with outdoor teppanyaki bar, a championship size tennis court, and water sports facilities.Linc Energy went into liquidation in May 2016 with $320 million in debt.Ray White – New Farm selling agent Matt Lancashire has marketed the property as an “irreplaceable opportunity”.Follow Reshni Ratnam on Twitter 15 Justin Street, Holland Park West. 10 Lugg St, Bardon.After five years at 10 Lugg St, Bardon the owners have decided to downsize.SPACE Property Agents selling agent Nick Penklis said the five-bedroom, three-bathroom home was a family-friendly home in an ideal location.center_img 15 Justin Street, Holland Park West.Mr Elisseos said the home had the perfect fusion of art deco elegance with a modern twist.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMan creates Lego man cave01:52Other features of the home include a deck and low maintenance garden.The property goes to auction at 11am on Saturday. 10 Lugg St, Bardon.Mr Penklis said the couple had three daughters, and their eldest Riley, had been accepted to attend Parsons School of Design in New York.He said the couple once used the top level for their office/Au Pair which they have no need for any more. 14 Zeehan St, Wavell Heights.The owners of 14 Zeehan St, Wavell Heights are investors and want to sell their property so they can fund the build of their family home.Ray White Albion selling agent Kylee Dallimore said the property, which goes to auction at 9am on Saturday, could be renovated, demolished to rebuild a dream home or kept as an investment. Check out this super rad man cave at 15 Justin Street, Holland Park West.A four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at Holland Park West with a super rad man cave is set to sell under the hammer this weekend.Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here 9 Halland Terrace, Camp Hill.Mr Cannon said the property was about 10 years old and was built by Bruce Bell, a local well known builder.“The home offers easy access to local schools and city public transport,” he said.The property goes to auction at 10am on Saturday. 15 Justin Street, Holland Park West.The property at 15 Justin St, is perfectly suited for a stylish family that loves to entertain.Professionals Style Real Estate — Brisbane selling agent Peter Elisseos said the property came with a man cave, however the Harley Davidson motorbike was not included in the sale. 14 Zeehan St, Wavell Heights.The property is on a 668sq m block of land and within walking distance to cafes, shops and cycling tracks. 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket. 36 Tingal Rd, Wynnum.Century 21 selling agent Nina Adams said: “This centrally positioned local treasure is in need of a buyer who is prepared to sink their teeth into this unique opportunity”.The home on this property was moved to the current location from the Wynnum North area some time between 1910 and 1920.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agolast_img read more

NOW: Pensions authorised by UK regulator

first_img Stanplan A Run by Standard Life  Universities Superannuation Scheme DC section of USS, the UK’s largest pension fund  Industry-Wide DC Section DC section of RPMI Railpen  Atlas Master Trust Run by Capita   Fidelity Master Trust  Standard Life DC Master Trust  Aegon Master Trust  The Pensions Trust (TPT Retirement Solutions)  The Baptist Pension Scheme Oversees pensions for the UK’s Baptist churches NOW: Pensions was launched in 2011 by Danish pension giant ATP. Despite growing into one of the largest auto-enrolment providers, it has faced a number of issues.A change of administration provider in 2014-15 led to problems processing and investing contributions. The provider removed itself from TPR’s list of approved master trusts in 2017 and was fined £70,000 by TPR in 2018 in connection with the problems.The provider has also been criticised by rivals for its charging structure, with some arguing that it is possible for smaller pots to be eroded down to zero over time. ATP sold NOW: Pensions to Cardano earlier this year, with Patrick Luthi subsequently replacing Troy Clutterbuck as CEO.NOW: Pensions is the pension provider for IPE International Publishers.Other trusts authorisedThe other trusts signed off by TPR today were Scottish Widows’ multi-employer DC fund, Punter Southall’s Aspire Savings Trust, and the ITB Pension Funds, which runs £1.3bn worth of defined benefit and DC pensions for the construction industry.Steve Butler, CEO of Punter Southall Aspire, said: “The authorisation process has been rigorous. It involved a complete examination of our scheme’s capabilities, including our systems, processes and technology, our governance and financial sustainability. We are delighted to have met the standards, which was an important last step for us being ready to welcome new members.” Today’s announcement brought the total number of authorised auto-enrolment providers to 31. TPR received 38 applications in total. No master trust has failed the authorisation process so far.DC master trusts were required to apply for authorisation by 31 March this year as part of the UK’s efforts to improve standards in the auto-enrolment market. It included new capital requirements, formalised processes and higher governance standards.As of today, the full list of authorised trusts is as follows:Authorised master trusts Master trust   Workers Pension Trust Northern Ireland-based provider  Creative Pension Trust Run by HS Admin  NEST  The Cheviot Pension Run by the Cheviot Trust  Scottish Widows Master Trust  LifeSight Run by Willis Towers Watson  Legal & General Worksave Master Trustcenter_img  National Pension Trust Run by XPS Pensions Group  Aspire Savings Trust Run by Punter Southall  The ITB Pension Funds Construction sector scheme  Mercer Master Trust  The Bluesky Pension Scheme Run by Evolve  Legal & General Worksave Master Trust (RAS)  NOW: Pensions Run by Cardano  The People’s Pension  Ensign Retirement Plan DC section of the Merchant Navy Officers’ Pension Fund NOW: Pensions, one of the UK’s largest master trusts, has been authorised by the country’s regulator.The £1.3bn (€1.5bn) multi-employer defined contribution (DC) fund’s authorisation was announced this morning by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) along with that of three other master trusts.Joanne Segars, chair of trustees at NOW: Pensions, said: “The master trust authorisation regime ensures high standards are upheld, giving workers enrolled into a workplace pension the confidence that their employers have chosen their pension provider wisely. “We want workers to feel reassured that their hard-earned pension savings are being regulated and are in responsible hands. As the number of people enrolled is only set to rise, it is important that the industry is held accountable.”  The SEI Master Trust  The Lewis Workplace Pension Trust Run by financial advice firm Lewis Investments  Aviva Master Trust Master Trust Run by Smart Pension  The Aon Master Trustlast_img read more