Governor calls emergency dairy summit

first_img### WHEN:      Tuesday, June 13, 2006,12:00 p.m. Roger Allbee, director of Farm Service Agency said preliminary estimatesof crop loss approach twenty million dollars.  This number will be updated ascounties continue to assess the damage. Burlington, Vt.-Governor Jim Douglas has announcedthat his administration, working with the Vermont Milk Commission, is organizing an Emergency Dairy Summit to discuss all availablemeans to help farmers in the near term so that they can weather what theGovernor calls a ‘perfect storm’ of circumstances. WHERE:    Universityof Vermont, WatermanBuilding, Burlington This morning Governor Douglas also signed a letter to U.S. Agriculture SecretaryMike Johanns requesting Emergency Disaster Designation, which paves the way fordirect financial relief for farmers.  “Our Agency of Agriculture willwork with USDA’s Farm Service Agency to complete the paperwork and damageassessments necessary to carry out this request,” Douglassaid.center_img Governor Douglas to Call Emergency Dairy SummitAlso Seeks Federal Emergency Relief “Low milk prices, high fuel and energy cost and poor crop, or insome cases destroyed crops, due to extended spring rains are contributing towhat is now a clear crisis situation for Vermont’sdairy farmers,” Governor Douglas said.  “Because of this perfectstorm of events, I have directed my Secretary of Administration, Mike Smith towork closely with my entire cabinet in coordination with our partners in thefederal government and Vermont’scongressional delegation to provide assistance to all Vermont farmers.”  WHAT:      Governorto Call Emergency Dairy Summit Jason GibbsGovernorsCommunications Director109 State Street ¨ The Pavilion ¨ Montpelier,VT 05609-0101 ¨ is external)Telephone: 802.828.3333 ¨ Fax: 802.828.3339 ¨ TDD: 802.828.3345last_img read more

Trust must be earned and granted

first_img 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bryan Clagett Bryan is on the executive team and singularly focused on driving revenue growth through a variety of new initiatives that help financial services and fintech become ever more relevant to … Web: Details Having been on the credit union, bank and vendor side of financial services, I have a somewhat unique view of the industry. One thing I have noticed, is that the word “trust” is grossly overused in financial services and may in fact be misunderstood. With our current political divides, numerous cases of sexual harassment and questionable claims posted in social media tagged as “fake news,” I really wanted to take a moment to share my thoughts on “trust.”First, let’s look at the traditional definition of trust. According to, trust is defined as: “reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence. Something committed or entrusted to one’s care for use or safekeeping.”It should be no surprise that trust is, in my opinion, the most critical element of healthy brands. Common thinking is that trust is “earned” through actions. Sure, but regardless of whatever process we put people or brands through, for trust to truly be earned, it is fundamentally up to you or me to grant them our trust (or not), and then to continue to trust them (or not). So, while we work to earn trust, the real empowerment sits with those that grant trust.When someone tells me to trust them, frankly, I don’t. Odds are that you feel the same way. Perhaps we’re becoming too cynical, but I think we can agree that trust is more easily violated than earned. Therefore, we hold reservation before granting it. In a world of “fake news” and scandal, are consumers becoming ever more skeptical? It’s fair to assume so, and I think this has an impact on how credit unions must present themselves.It’s critical that you drive transparency throughout your organizational culture. If you want loyal members, then you need to build a transparent brand. If your credit union isn’t transparent, members will hunt for information elsewhere, and in this digital age, this is rather easy to do. A transparent brand is viewed as genuine, and no brand can be viewed as trustworthy without being genuine.So how do you build trust and have trust granted to you? I’m not sure there is a science to it, but I do believe brands that tap human nature are the most genuine, and therefore most worthy of my trust. With that in mind, here are four ways I believe are logical to being transparent and genuine, while building trust. Just think about these simple points and define them in your own way.• Put relationships before the pitch.• Listen first, act second.• Operate at an emotional level.• Don’t make a promise you can’t keep.The irony is that while we want members to grant trust, we can’t take trust for granted. Trust me on that.I’d love to hear your thoughts.last_img read more

FCC call-blocking proposal will include ‘safety valve’ for legit callers

first_imgAs the Federal Communications Commission prepares to vote Thursday on a default call blocking proposal, CUNA’s concerns have been part of the media coverage of the proposal, and many of the hundreds of comments generated by CUNA’s action alert appear to have spurred the agency to provide a relief mechanism for legitimate callers.The FCC’s proposal would allow voice providers to block certain calls by default and consumers would have to specifically opt in to receive them. CUNA is concerned that the proposal will lead to blocking and mislabeling of calls, meaning credit union members cannot be contacted with important information.Credit union concerns were also specifically cited on Fox News Channel’s The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino Wednesday. Host and 2019 GAC Keynote speaker Perino interviewed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on the ruling.During the interview, Pai said the ruling would contain a “safety valve” to allow to allow legitimate callers to file complaints with voice carriers over erroneously blocked calls. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Eight of 9 UK coronavirus sufferers leave hospital

first_imgIn addition, all 94 people who were quarantined at Arrowe Park hospital in north west England after being flown back from Wuhan have now left the site.But more than 100 people are still in quarantine in a hotel north of London after arriving from China last week.An 80-year-old Chinese tourist visiting France has become the first fatality from the virus confirmed outside of Asia.Topics : Eight of the nine people diagnosed with the new coronavirus in Britain have left hospital having now tested negatively twice for the virus, NHS England said on Saturday.”I want to stress that any individuals who are discharged from hospital are now well and do not pose any public health risk,” said Health Secretary Matt Hancock.The final person is still being treated at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital in central London.last_img read more

Osgood man sentenced for Domestic Battery

first_imgVERSAILLES, Ind. — Jason Ell, 35, of Osgood, has been sentenced for his convictions of Domestic Battery in the Presence of Children and Criminal Confinement, both level 6 felonies.Ell was convicted on February 28. According to Ripley County Prosecuting Attorney, Ric Hertal, after considering the evidence, Judge Sharp sentenced Ell to 910 days, which is the maximum sentence for a level 6 felony.Deputy Prosecutor Marshall argued that Ell’s injury to his victim, combined with his long history of bad conduct merited the maximum sentence.Aside from a lengthy criminal record, Marshall noted that Ell was discharged from the Marine Corps after intentionally failing a drug test for marijuana and that he had been kicked out of a substance abuse program while serving a previous sentence at the Indiana Department of Corrections.last_img read more