New Affordable Housing Model for Vermont Towns

first_imgWest Rutland, May 2, 2008- NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, a non-profit housing organization, has designed a complete housing program model that will help small towns across Vermont develop quality affordable housing for working families.The model, named Westmont, shows communities from start to finish how to go from simply talking about affordable housing through the process to actually develop, create, and construct affordable housing.The basic design for as Westmont home is centered on functionality and energy efficiency, and was drafted by architect Dan Pratt of Robert Carl Williams Associates, in Pittsfield, Vermont. Dans floor plan for the Westmont house maximized space and allowed for the expansion of bedrooms without increasing the size of the footprint of the house, said Gregg Over, construction manager at NWWVT. These are high quality homes. The home is styled as a two story Cape Cod home with 1,400 square feet. The floor plan utilizes space for maximum living area. The homes have three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and can easily be expanded to have up to five bedrooms. They are Energy Star rated, and follow Smart Growth and green construction principles to keep the natural beauty of Vermont intact while allowing Vermonters to own their own homes in the most cost efficient, affordable way possible, Over explained.The first Westmont neighborhood is located in Tinmouth. Construction will begin this summer, explained Ludy Biddle, executive director of NeighborWorks.We are very excited to start building, Biddle said.NWWVT believes that homeownership is crucial to maintain the fabric of rural Vermont communities. To make homeownership possible for working Vermont families, there have to be affordable homes available. NeighborWorks wants to make affordable housing a reality in Vermont. NWWVT also offers special financing for qualified buyers.For more information please call Ludy Biddle at (802) 438-2303 ext. 221, or visit the NeighborWorks website at www.NWWVT.org(link is external).last_img read more

No bail bond for murder suspect

first_imgThe suspect was detained in thecustodial facility of the Isabela municipal police station, facing charges./PN BACOLOD City – The court recommended nobail bond for the temporary liberty of a murder suspect arrested in Barangay 4,Isabela, Negros Occidental. The 56-year-old Pablo Talanas Jr. ofBarangay Elihan, Cauayan was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around8:30 a.m. on March 13, a police report showed.center_img Officers of the municipal police stationserved the warrant issued by Judge Cyclamen Jison-Fernandez of the RegionalTrial Court Branch 63 in La Carlota City dated Oct. 23, 2019.last_img

Claudio Ranieri staggered at Arsenal’s title drought since his time at Chelsea

first_img In the intervening time, while Ranieri has undertaken club jobs in Spain, Italy and France and been in charge of the Greece national team, the closest Arsenal have come to being champions again was when they were second behind Chelsea in Mourinho’s maiden campaign. However, ahead of Leicester’s home game against Arsene Wenger’s team on Saturday, Ranieri believes Arsenal are ready to mount a serious title challenge once again. “When I was at Chelsea, they were ‘the Invincibles’ said Ranieri. “That was an unbelievable achievement, so it is surprising they have not won the league since. “I don’t know why Arsenal have had to wait so long, because Arsene Wenger is a good manager and he brings in good players. But maybe it is not so easy to replace players such as Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Fredrik Ljungberg and all the defenders. “But now, again, Arsenal is a very good team (who) we respect a lot. (They are) smart, fast, technical – everything. They are fantastic, good quality. (They) move the ball very well, very quickly. “They are ready to fight again for the title and it will be a very good match.” It might be said Arsenal are preparing to face Leicester’s ‘Invincibles’, with Ranieri’s team holding the Premier League’s only remaining unbeaten record following Manchester City’s home defeat to West Ham last weekend. When Ranieri left English football in 2004, the Gunners had just gone through the entire league season unbeaten. Ranieri’s Chelsea team finished runners-up that year, 11 points behind their London rivals, and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history, but it was not enough for the Italian to keep his job and he was replaced by Jose Mourinho. Claudio Ranieri is surprised Arsenal failed to win the title during his 11-year spell away from the Barclays Premier League. The 63-year-old chuckled at the suggestion before acknowledging his own poor record against Wenger’s Gunners. He said: “I have not such a good record against Arsenal. It is bad. If I remember well I didn’t win for 17 matches, or 16 matches.” It is actually one win in 14 meetings. He added: ” In my time at Chelsea I only managed to beat them once, but I won the last one in the quarter-final of the Champions League. “It is a bad record but every match was very good, they won or drew, but the matches were very open.” Ranieri will make several changes to his starting line up for the visit of Arsenal after swapping 10 players against West Ham in the Capital One Cup in midweek. T he likes of Kasper Schmeichel, Ritchie De Laet, Wes Morgan, Danny Drinkwater, Ngolo Kante, Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy are all expected to return to the team but on-loan winger Nathan Dyer (knee) remains out injured. Press Associationlast_img read more

GambleAware publishes UK donations as charity plans for critical 2019

first_imgShare Seeking to bring transparency to its current ‘voluntary funding arrangement’, industry charity GambleAware has published details of donations and pledges received by industry stakeholders.Updating the market, GambleAware details that the ‘total amount of money pledged and received during Q1 2018 (April-June) amounted to £2.8 million’.At present, industry incumbents that support GambleAware initiatives are required to contribute annually a minimum of 0.1% of their annual Gross Gambling Yield (GGY) directly to the charity.Incumbents with an annual gross gambling revenue of less than £250,000 per annum are asked to donate a minimum of £250.The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB), estimates that GambleAware requires ‘a minimum of £10 million’ in voluntary funds to deliver its 2018/19 objectives.Nevertheless, in its July update, GambleAware governance outlined that the charity would be significantly increasing its annual spending, outlining costs of £32 million over a two-year period.Combatting gambling-related harms, the charity seeks to accelerate the development of its research, education and treatment programs and resources across the UK.In its directive, GambleAware governance is set to concentrate funding within research fields (£10m), expanding educational programs (£6m), and improving access to UK-wide treatment facilities (£14m).The UK betting sector awaits the release of GambleAware’s upcoming ‘Safer Gambling Campaign’, announced last June in partnership with new creative agency M&C Saatchi.Aiding its campaign initiatives, GambleAware has developed a ‘marketing advisory panel’, which will independently evaluate the progress and impact of the charity’s UK marketing initiatives and strategy. Share Submit GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Related Articles YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up August 21, 2020 StumbleUpon Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021 August 14, 2020last_img read more