ROUNDTABLE RELEASES THIRD QUARTER, 2005CEO ECONOMIC OUTLOOK SURVEY RESULTSSouth Burlington, VT – Results from the Roundtable’s Third Quarter, 2005 CEO Economic Outlook Survey, show that business executives are expecting increases in both sales and capital expenditures over the coming six months, while employment levels will remain virtually unchanged from the previous reporting period.Chris Dutton, President and CEO of Green Mountain Power, is a member of the Vermont Business Roundtable. When asked to comment on his CEO Economic Outlook Survey responses, Dutton said, “The economy is strong in our service area. As we look ahead we expect increased sales. Additionally, the company expects to increase capital spending to make sure that our electric service is reliable, as that is what our customers value the most.”Conducted in the month of July, the Roundtable’s CEO Economic Outlook Survey enjoyed a response rate of 62%. The key findings, which reflect the membership’s outlook for the next six months, include the following details:* 74% of responding CEOs expect an increase in consumer sales, 24% see no change, and 2% anticipate a decrease. [Second Quarter Results: Increase 75%, No Change 23%, Decrease 2%]* 57% expect capital spending to increase in the next six months, 38% see no change, and 5% anticipate a decrease. [Second Quarter Results: Increase 49%, No Change 43%, Decrease 8%]* 49% expect employment to increase, 44% see no change, and 7% anticipate a decrease. [Second Quarter Results: Increase 49%, No Change 42%, Decrease 9%]According to Roundtable President Lisa Ventriss, “The pattern for 2005 projected sales expectations mirrors the experience of 2004. If the pattern continues, we should see the fourth quarter 2005 demonstrate an upswing. A similar optimism exists regarding capital expenditures. Compared to this time last year, respondents are slightly more optimistic. In terms of employment levels, compared to this time last year, our members seem to be more conservative in their staffing projections.”-#-Created in 1987 as a nonprofit, public interest organization, the Vermont Business Roundtable iscomposed of 120 CEOs of Vermont’s top private and nonprofit employers dedicated to making Vermont the best place in America to do business, be educated, and live life. Member businesses employ over 47,000 employees in virtually every county across Vermont.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been told his three priority signings (Picture: Getty)Nigel Winterburn says Arsenal manager Unai Emery needs to bolster his squad with a wide player, a central midfielder and a top-class defender this summer.The Gunners failed to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season after only winning one of their last five league fixtures.Arsenal can still qualify for the Champions League by winning the Europa League, however, and face domestic rivals Chelsea in the final at the end of the month.Emery was desperate to sign a defender in January and Gunners hero Winterburn says that is one of the three areas the Arsenal boss must target in the summer transfer window.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I’d like to see a pacy attacking wide player come to the club, potentially another midfield player and there is a lot being said about the need to restrengthen in defence,’ he told Love Sport Radio.‘But I think Unai Emery may be looking at the likes of Rob Holding, who had a fantastic six months and then picked up a serious knee injury.‘He was coming through and looking very, very consistent. It’s just a case of where Unai Emery feels he needs to strengthen.‘Everyone will say that defensively Arsenal haven’t been great again this season but it’s not just about the defence. It’s about when Arsenal do concede how quickly they get played through the lines. Advertisement Arsenal hero Nigel Winterburn tells Unai Emery his three priority signings this summer Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 14 May 2019 11:14 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares The Gunners will face Chelsea in the Europa League final (Picture: Getty)‘I’m quite excited about what’s going to happen to Arsenal next season and I’m very intrigued to see where Emery thinks Arsenal need strengthening.‘But my own thoughts are a wide player, another midfielder and potentially another centre-half.‘But I can’t see much more than that coming into the club because we’re hearing that Arsenal haven’t got a vast amount of money to spend.’Winterburn also says Emery’s first season at the Emirates has been a success. The Spaniard replaced French veteran Arsene Wenger as manager last summer.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘It’s already been a successful season for Arsenal in terms of changing manager and Unai Emery coming in,’ Winterburn added.‘This season for me was more about setting the squad. Yes, you want to try and qualify for the Champions League through league position but Arsenal have got to the Europa League final now.‘They really need to go and win that to secure the Champions League. But it’s been a success in terms of the change in management – that needed to happen – and it’s been an assessment season for Unai Emery.‘Then it’s about looking forward to what happens in the summer in terms of players leaving and players coming into the football club.’MORE: Sessegnon wants to work with Pochettino as Man Utd enter transfer race Comment Advertisement
(Source: novovrijeme.ba) In memory on the 32nd World Table Tennis Championship STENS (held in Sarajevo, 1973), Table Tennis Club “Stens” organized the 4th International tournament “Stens Open 2015 ‘ in the hall “Ramiz Salčin” in Sarajevo.According to the number and categories of participants, so far this was the largest tournament. More than 500 table tennis players participated on the tournament in categories of younger cadets, sub cadets, cadets, juniors, seniors and veterans from 10 countries.Stefan Kostadinović from Serbia won the 1st place in the category of seniors, the 2nd place went to Edin Konjić (TTC Mladost, Zenica), while Srdjan Miličević (TTC Vogošća) and Edin Gutić (TTC Kreka Tuzla) got the 3rd place.Mateja Magličić from Croatia was the best in the senior competition, right before Ivo Jazbec (Croatia) who won the 2nd place, and Danira Muminović (TTC Stens Euroasfalt, Sarajevo) and Nedžma Mulalić (TTC Željezničar Sarajevo) shared the 3rd place.
Wheelchair marathon participants will receive free registration.Runners in the official half-marathon will be split into the same age and gender brackets. Registration for Thais is 400 baht through July 13 and 500 through July 20. Foreigners will be charged 900 baht through July 13 and 1,260 baht thereafter.Registration fees for the quarter-marathon are not discounted. Prices through race day are 300 baht for Thais and 720 baht for foreigners.Race day will also offer a “student race” of just 3.5 km., split into under-14 age brackets for boys and girls. Registration is free, but must be completed by July 10.Those registering before July 16 will receive 100,000 baht in insurance coverage for accidents related to external factors, such as falling or car collisions. Internal problems or illness are not covered.The first three runners past the post in the full marathon will receive 200,000, 70,000 and 50,000 baht, respectively. The top Thai female and male finishers will each receive 70,000 baht. Second place earns a 50,000 baht prize and the third-place finisher will take home 30,000 baht.The top-three finishers in the wheelchair marathon will win 25,000, 20,000 and 15,000 baht, regardless of nationality.Only Thais, however, will be eligible for prize awards in the half-marathon. The top three finishers will receive 40,000, 20,000 and 10,000 baht, respectively.Winners of the quarter-marathon and winners age 60 and above will receive prizes of up to 6,000 baht. Youngsters in the student race can win up to 3,000 baht. In addition, there will be prizes awarded to running clubs with the largest number of members participating in the Pattaya Marathon.For more information, contact the Sports Development for Tourism Office at 038-253-127-9 or visit Pattaya-Marathon.net. Applications are now open for runners looking to participate in the July 21 Pattaya Marathon.Early registration – which offers lower prices and other benefits – runs through July 13. Participants are eligible for insurance coverage if registered by July 16. Registration fees include a jersey. More than 2 million baht in prizes are up for grabs in the internationally contested races. Prizes will be awarded in six categories.Runners in the full 42.2 km. race will segregated by gender and into six age brackets: 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and over 70. Registration for the full marathon costs Thais 500 baht through July 13 and 700 baht until July 20. Foreigners will have to pay 1,080 baht through July 13 and 1,620 baht through July 20.
FAREWELL—Bill Nunn Jr., a Steelers scout and pioneering Black journalist, died Tuesday, May 6 at age 89. His viewing was May 13, and he was buried Wednesday, May 14 from Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church. Above are his wife of 63 years Frances, and daughter Lynell. Not shown is son Bill Nunn II. (Photo by Thomas Sabol)Bill Nunn Jr., a Steelers scout and pioneering Black journalist, died Tuesday, May 6 at age 89. His viewing was May 13, and he was buried Wednesday, May 14 from Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church.PALLBEARERS CARRY BILL NUNN TO THE CAR PAYING THEIR LAST RESPECTS—Football legends from left: Mel Blount, John Stallworth, Joe Greene, and J. T. Thomas are just some of the Steelers who paid their last respects to the great sports pioneer who open the doors to the NFL for so many Blacks. (Photos by J. L. Martello)
N-D-P Leader Carole James has plugged some holes in her shadow cabinet, caused by the planned departure, of at least five M-L-A’s, next year.Corky Evans, David Chudnovsky and David Cubberley are among those who’ve decided they won’t run in the next election.Mr. Evans’ old job in agriculture has been assumed, by Charlie Wyse and Mr. Chudnovky’s post on the homeless goes to Jenny Kwan.Norm Macdonald takes over the education responsibilities from Mr. Cubberley.He and Mr. Chudnovsky represent Victoria and Vancouver ridings respectively and are the latest two party incumbents to announce their quitting.Their leader’s response fell into the old stiff upper lip category… [asset|aid=152|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=James-1_1_Pub.mp3]The number of NDP incumbents is now down to 28 and there is a growing number of pundits, suggesting rather than threatening the ruling Liberals, the New Democrats will do well, just to stay ahead of the Green Party.- Advertisement –