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23 Apr 19
Robs Emporium

Vehicle restorer Charles Palmer on his long-held fascination with bringing classic cars back to life. …

22 Apr 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

Media playback is unsupported on your device Charles Palmer shifts effortlessly through the gears of his 1950 Riley 2.5 litre coupe as he takes it out for a spin in rural Perthshire. The 79-year-old could not be happier. He is driving his favourite classic car from a stunning private collection which includes a Mark VI […]

22 Apr 19
Foreign Policy

Tokyo wants to swerve past Trumpian pitfalls—and get a deal done.

22 Apr 19
International Law Careers

Getting Downtown: International Affairs Events in DC 04/22 – 04/26 Monday, April 22nd US-China Diplomacy: 40 Years of What’s Worked and What Hasn’t Time: 10:00am – 11:00am Location: Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20036 Information: U.S.-China relations have entered perhaps their most trying period since normalization in 1979. As both countries rethink […]

22 Apr 19
Block Club Chicago
RAVENSWOOD — After listening to the small businesses that make up its membership, the Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce figured out a way to solve a problem many of them face: How to get affordable health insurance. The solution? The chamber itself assembled a group health plan and made it accessible to its members. “We’re the only chamber locally that is offering this kind of health insurance program and we’re feeling the impact of that,” Megan Bunimovich, the chamber’s executive director, said. “Businesses in different neighborhoods and chambers from other parts of the city are asking us how to set something like this up.” The idea, she said, came out of a “listening tour” when the chamber asked businesses about their hardships. Since the chamber was formed in 2015, one challenge she frequently heard was having reliable access to quality, affordable health insurance for employees. Small businesses with a small number employees, two or three for instance, are simply unable to find competitive rates and coverage in the current healthcare market, she said. Additionally, some chamber members weren’t able to retain talented employees for a long period of time because of a lack of healthcare benefits. “So one of our guiding principles at the chamber is how to reduce overhead for small businesses,” Bunimovich said. “So creating a group health insurance program was one of the ways we’re able to help reduce their overhead so that they can focus on bigger and better things for their small businesses.” Assembling a group for chamber members allows more affordable, comprehensive and competitive health insurance options for smaller businesses. “It took us about two years to put this together and right now we have 25 people enrolled in it. Out of our 200 chamber members about 10 percent are now part of it,” she said. The more companies that sign up, the more cost-effective plans offered through insurance partners will be. Bunimovich is looking into how her chamber can potentially partner with others in the city to further grow the program. “A big reason why people choose to be employed somewhere is whether they can go on a group insurance plan,” said Melissa McAtee, co-owner of Elbe Creative Partners. She heard about what the chamber was offering through a business neighbor when it launched at the beginning of the year. She was initially skeptical about how it would work. “I’d never heard of this kind of setup before. But when they put us in touch with the insurance agent and he was really great at setting us up with a new plan and insurance carrier, and so far so good,” she said. Another business that signed up for the chamber’s group healthcare plan is Hagerty Insurance Agency Inc. “It makes perfect sense when you think about it. Because the chamber is mainly for small businesses and this is a great way to get a group plan together,” Margaret Hagerty, the agency’s owner, said. “I only have two employees and before this, a group plan wasn’t in the cards. So it’s been wonderful.” Chamber members taking advantage of the program are saving about 5 or 10 percent off the market, Bunimovich said. “They’re seeing a discount and we’re using large, reputable health insurance companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Healthcare,” Bunimovich said. “So far, our small businesses are loving it and we’re hoping to double the number of people enrolled by 2020.” Do stories like this matter to you? Subscribe to Block Club Chicago. Every dime we make funds reporting from Chicago’s neighborhoods.
22 Apr 19
Anderson Valley Advertiser

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21 Apr 19
Va. J. Int'l L.

Welcome to: Jia Anderson Grace Katalinich Lisa Bennett Hannah Keefer Hunter Bezner William Kelly Anne Bigler Jennifer Kelso Steven Bonniwell Hyde Kwan Melvin Bouboulis Rebecca Lamb Erin Brown Sarah-Jane Lorenzo Brian Bruzzo Maria Luevano Asia Cadet Christina Luk Mary Carpenter Pierce MacConaghy Alexander Caton James Mackenzie Dylan Cattie Armina Manning Eleanor Coates Peter McCarthy Daniel […]

21 Apr 19
Fits of Fury

So Overboard is about a woman who rips off a guy, falls off her yacht, gets amnesia, and then goes home with said man when he claims that she is his wife. Once they reach his filthy hovel, he makes her clean, cook, and care for his four children. After a while, she starts to […]

20 Apr 19
The Episcopal Church of St. Matthew

This week’s Angelic Faces features the Hagerty Family.

19 Apr 19
DriveShare Stories

In this video, Cruisin’ with Kendra’s Kendra Sommer takes us down Route 66 with DriveShare Member Ryan Flynn’s chrome and teal 1970 Cadillac Coupe De Ville.

19 Apr 19
DriveShare Stories

This article is an ode to our favorite sports cars, the streamlined two-seaters that make your heart race: Symbols of freedom, a need-for-speed and impeccable style. It’s time to get in, buckle up and rev the engine. Here are our top five favorite sports cars for spirited driving.

19 Apr 19
rich at heart blog

To those who may read; I am just like you, yet I am nothing like you. But we are in this world together and that’s all that matters. I hope there is something here you like, something to motivate you, keep you thinking, make you laugh, make you learn, get you angry, or get you […]

19 Apr 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1644492-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1644492-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1644492-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1644492-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Seen through thick protective glass, shows the area where workers sand-blast the large stainless steel tanks used in the vitrification process to rid them of contaminates at the Defense Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site near Aiken, S.C., Nov. 20, 2013. (Stephen B. Morton/AP, File) RENO — The U.S. Energy Department is asking a federal judge in Reno to dismiss the state’s lawsuit challenging plutonium shipments to Nevada, adding that the material at the storage site north of Las Vegas does not threaten public safety. Department officials have stepped up their explanation of why the site housing the weapons-grade plutonium north of Las Vegas isn’t vulnerable to dangers posed by earthquakes despite concerns raised last month by an independent safety board that the threat of seismic activity hasn’t been adequately addressed and that the facility currently is operating with “unknown risk.” Bruce Hamilton, chairman of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, said in a March 21 letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry that “a seismically induced high explosive violent reaction could result in unmitigated” radiation exposure to the public. But Hamilton walked back those concerns in congressional testimony last week, explaining that the warning was directed at a type of testing that no longer occurs at the Nevada National Security Site’s Device Assembly Facility 60 miles from Las Vegas. The state of Nevada has asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to order the government to remove the plutonium from the site pending its appeal of Judge Miranda Du’s refusal to issue a temporary injunction banning any more shipments to Nevada. Over the objections of Nevada, the Department of Energy approved a plan last August to ship the material from South Carolina to Nevada for staging before it moves on to another site in the government’s military nuclear complex in New Mexico. Nevada filed a lawsuit in November to block the shipments, but while the case was pending, the Department of Energy disclosed in January it already had shipped a half metric ton (1,102 pounds) of the plutonium to the Nevada site sometime before November. Lawyers for the Department of Energy said in a motion to dismiss Nevada’s lawsuit last week that the claims made by the state about the threat of radiation exposure resulting from shipments of the plutonium are moot because the material already has been shipped to Nevada. “The storage is already occurring and can’t be undone without transporting the plutonium out of the state, which is already planned to occur by 2027,” they said. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nevada, has been pressuring Perry to expedite the removal of the material from Nevada. During an April 2 hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, she grilled him about the earthquake concerns that Hamilton had characterized as “significant” in the March 21 letter to Perry. “I think it’s safe senator,” Perry told her. Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, the administrator of the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, reinforced that view April 9 in testimony before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces. “The scenario they’ve thrown out is not something that could occur as we don’t conduct nuclear explosions at the Device Assembly Facility,” Gordon-Hagerty said. Such tests haven’t occurred there since 1992, she said. Seated next to Gordon-Hagerty, Hamilton told the panel his earlier concerns were based on the fact the facility was designed and built to conduct such high-level explosions, and that the Department of Energy has not eliminated the possibility of resuming those kinds of tests in the future. But he acknowledged “they don’t do that right now.” “Given the set of parameters you are designed for, you have some new seismic information that needs to be added to the calculation,” Hamilton said. “But there is an erroneous perception in the press that the DAF (the Device Assembly Facility) is unsafe.” “For its current mission … DAF is unequivocally not” vulnerable to an earthquake disaster, he said. “If it were, the board would have issued a formal recommendation, which we did not.”
18 Apr 19
Saddlebagsally

Welcome to H&H Classics’ “Buyer’s Guide to Classic Auctions”. This video is a must-watch before buying classic cars and motorcycles through our auction process. Full Terms and Conditions are available on our NEW WEBSITE: http://www.HandH.co.uk All bidders (attending, absentee, telephone, commission and internet) are required to register to bid prior to the auction. For more […]