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Vermont gasoline prices fall 5.6 cents

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first_imgAverage retail gasoline prices in Vermont have fallen 5.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.88/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.87/g, according to gasoline price website VermontGasPrices.com.Including the change in gas prices in Vermont during the past week, prices yesterday were 59.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 1.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 0.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 58.4 cents per gallon higher than this day a year ago.Source: VermontGasPrices.com. 5.17.2010last_img read more

7 bad money habits you’re teaching your kids

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first_imgInstant gratification isn’t always a good thingby: Gerri Detweiler, credit.comNobody’s perfect.And if you are a parent, you’ve probably seen some of your imperfections in broad relief as your child imitates them. Where did he learn that tone of voice? Did she really just tell the pediatrician her favorite food is french fries?Kids and teens are watching everything we do, and they pick up on how we manage money. And much as we want them to develop good financial habits, telling them about budgeting and compound interest is unlikely to make up for showing them that we buy on impulse and (hopefully) still manage to keep a roof over our heads. Because we presumably want to do a good job teaching our children healthy attitudes about money, what should we be doing?Sam X Renick, entrepreneur and financial educator, has some ideas — and he reached out to other financial experts for input as well.Renick said the overriding goal is to teach kids to be thoughtful about what they do with money. We want them to understand money is one of the tools you use to make dreams come true. What can you do with money? You can save it, invest it, spend it or give it away. And managing money well has the potential to make your life happier and less stressful.It’s easier said than done, of course, but some parents make it even harder by accidentally modeling the very behaviors we hope our kids will avoid. Here are some of the bad money habits we may be inadvertently passing onto our kids. continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Nominations open for 2020 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards

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first_imgCredit union supporters are encouraged to nominate individuals and organizations for the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards to be presented by the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation). Winners will be honored at the Foundation’s annual awards and fundraising gala on February 24, 2020 in conjunction with the CUN) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C.The nomination packet can be found here.“We are once again looking for individuals and organizations who have gone above and beyond to embody the mission and vision of the Foundation,’” said Gigi Hyland, executive director at the Foundation. “It’s important that we continue to celebrate and honor those in our movement who have dedicated themselves to improving the financial lives of others, serving as shining examples of the credit union difference.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S21 Series Specifications Leak, Galaxy S21 Ultra Tipped to Have a Remarkable Display, Camera

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first_imgSimilar to the Google Pixel phones, Android Police reports that the Galaxy S21 series can switch between 30fps and 60fps automatically, depending on the lighting conditions. The new models are also said to have 4K/ 60fps video recording support. Further, the phones could offer a dual recording mode that will enable video recording through both front and rear cameras simultaneously.According to the leak, the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ both will have 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth v5.1. However, the Galaxy S21 Ultra could take connectivity to even further, with faster, Wi-Fi 6E support. The Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra are also rumoured to have Ultra Wide Band (UWB) support.On the battery front, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is said to have a 4,000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S21+ is said to have a 4,800mAh one and the Galaxy S21 Ultra could include a 5,000mAh one. All three models are also said to have at least 25W fast charging support.The Galaxy S21 Ultra is said to have S Pen support, which corroborates a previous report. However, the phone would not come bundled with an S Pen and instead include optional cases that are said to have room for the S Pen. This is unlike the Galaxy Note series that has built-in S Pen support.Pricing of the Galaxy S21 series is yet to be revealed.Is this the end of the Samsung Galaxy Note series as we know it? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Samsung Galaxy S21 series specifications have been detailed in a new leak. The latest development suggests the specifications of the Galaxy S21 as well as the Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra. The Galaxy S21 series colour variant details have also been leaked. The new models are said to have Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 and Exynos 2100 SoC as the two processor options, depending on the market. The Galaxy S21 Ultra in the new series is also rumoured to debut with one of the best smartphone displays and feature an enhanced camera setup that includes a telephoto lens to support 10x optical zoom.As per the details posted by Android Police, citing people familiar with the matter, the Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra are codenamed O1, T2, and P3, respectively.- Advertisement – While the Samsung Galaxy S21 is said to have Phantom Violet, Phantom Gray, Phantom White, and Phantom Pink colour options, the Galaxy S21+ is rumoured to have Phantom Silver, Phantom Black, and Phantom Violet colours and the Galaxy S21 Ultra could come in Phantom Silver and Phantom Black. The Galaxy S21 is said to have a plastic covering at the rear, though the Galaxy S21 Ultra is rumoured to have a glass back.The previously leaked renders of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra that suggested a camera bump just like the Galaxy S20 Ultra are also said to be accurate.Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra specifications (expected)In terms of specifications, Android Police reports that the Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra run on One UI 3.1 based on Android 11 and include either Snapdragon 875 or Exynos 2100 SoC. The Galaxy S21 is also said to have a 6.2-inch full-HD+ LTPS display with a 120Hz refresh rate, while the Galaxy S21+ could offer a 6.7-inch full-HD+ LTPS display with a 120Hz refresh rate. In contrast, the Galaxy S21 Ultra is said to have a 6.8-inch WQHD+ LTPO display with an adaptive refresh rate that can go up to 120Hz.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The Galaxy S21 Ultra is also said to offer up to 1,600 nits of peak brightness and a contrast ratio of 3,000,000:1. These are upgrades over the 1,400 nits peak brightness and 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio available on the Galaxy S20 Ultra.On the part of optics, the Samsung Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ are said to have a triple rear camera setup, with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, 12-megapixel primary sensor, and a 64-megapixel telephoto shooter. The Galaxy S21 Ultra, on the other hand, is rumoured to have a 108-megapixel primary sensor, 12-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, a 10-megapixel telephoto shooter with 3x optical zoom, and a 10-megapixel telephoto shooter with 10x optical zoom.Samsung is said to offer 130 percent larger pixels on both 3x and 10x telephoto shooters enabling optical zoom on the Galaxy S21 Ultra. The phone is also said to revive the 100x Space Zoom that was featured on the Galaxy S20 Ultra earlier this year. Further, a tipster who goes by the pseudonym Ice Universe on Twitter said that both telephoto shooters on the Galaxy S21 Ultra enable the strongest ever optical zoom system and camera a pixel size of 1.22-micron pixels.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Queensland and Victoria drive surprise rise in building approvals

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first_imgBuilding approvals rose unexpectedly in October. Photo: Jodie Richter.The result was underpinned by a 24.3 per cent increase in Victoria and 6.1 per cent growth in Queensland, which outstripped the declines in all other states.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoNew detached house approvals saw a 1.9 per cent gain during the month — the fifth rise in six months, while unit approvals dipped by 0.2 per cent. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE But the growth is unlikely to last, with the Housing Industry Association expecting dwelling starts in 2018 to drop by 8.2 per cent followed by a further 10 per cent fall in 2019.“This will mean that new home building activity will ease to levels that remain high byhistoric standards,” HIA senior economist Shane Garrett said. New house approvals rose in October. Picture: Peter Wallis.CommSec senior economist Ryan Felsman also expected home building activity to ease in 2018 from recent historical highs, but” a ‘soft landing’ rather than a crash was likely given strong population and jobs growth, interstate migration and interest rate stability. Renovations and alterations could provide further support to housing activity amid an ageing stock of Aussie houses and units,” he said.CommSec doesn’t expect an official interest rate rise until at least the end of 2018. WHERE RENTING IS UNAFFORDABLE IN QLD Surprise rise in building approvals boosted by Queensland and Victoria. Photo: Glenn Hunt/Getty Images.BUILDING approvals rose unexpectedly in October, boosted by growth in construction activity in Queensland and Victoria.The latest data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows the number of new dwelling approvals rose by 0.9 per cent during the month, on the back of a 0.6 per cent in September.The market had expected a 1 per cent decline. BRISBANE HOME PRICES STILL RISING last_img read more

Government Awards JAXPORT Additional $93M for Channel Deepening

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first_imgThe federal government has allocated $93 million for the next phase of deepening the Jacksonville shipping channel to 47 feet from its current depth of 40 feet. A milestone for the project and a major victory for JAXPORT, the federal government has now fully funded the government’s portion of deepening through JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.Of the total $93 million investment, $57,543,000 is included in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Fiscal Year 20 Work Plan, and an additional $35,457,000 is allocated in the A Budget for America’s Future – President’s Budget FY 2021.“This is the first time JAXPORT has ever received funding in the President’s budget, which speaks volumes about the significance of this project to the Southeast U.S. and the nation,” said JAXPORT CEO Eric Green. “We are extremely grateful to our federal, state and local partners, as well as the dedication and leadership of the JAXPORT Board, for their steadfast support of our growth and the 138,000 jobs Jacksonville’s seaport generates in Florida.”Upon completion of the deepening project, the SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal at Blount Island will feature a vessel turning basin and have the ability to simultaneously accommodate two post-Panamax vessels.Harbor deepening is divided into four segments, contracts A-D, which make up the full length of the 13-mile federally authorized project.The current funding model covers the project’s first 11 miles through Blount Island (contracts A, B and C). Contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are scheduled to complete the first 5.5 miles in spring 2020, marking the halfway point for this portion of the project.Harbor deepening began in February 2018 and is anticipated to be complete in 2023, two years ahead of its original schedule, based on continued funding from all partners.last_img read more

The Nile Series: Brick-making tradition lives through centuries

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first_imgThere’s something that Egyptian have been taking from the Nile for many of centuries, but which is naturally being replenished. The river has regularly been bringing in silt from upstream countries to Egypt, which has supported local brick-making activities, since the days of the pharaohs. Fahmida Miller now steps right into the mud, as she examines another enduring facet of the Nile. The Nile Series: Dates farm thrives because of the Nile The Nile Series: Pollution in the Nile Related The Nile Series: Why Felucas are still sailing the Nilelast_img read more

UWF Men’s Golf Finishes 6th at the Hartford Hawks Invitational

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first_img Share UWF Men’s Golf Finishes 6th at the Hartford Hawks Invitational Sept. 15, 2007BOSTON, Mass. – West Florida finished with 902 strokes, only 2 strokes from 4th place, and a mere 30 strokes from the team champion Old Dominion (872), at The International Golf Club in Boston, Mass. Keegan Bradley of St. John’s was the overall individual winner at four under par. He was the only person to shoot under par from the championship tees on the challenging course. John Murphy of Old Dominion was second at even par. Everyone else was above par.Kyle Scott (Fr. / South Africa) and Matthew Galloway (Sr. / Valric, Fla.) were the top UWF finishers at four over par, which tied them for 14th best. As a team, the Argos placed 6th out of the 13 teams participating. Most of the participating schools were Division I teams. Other finishers for West Florida included Kevin Cooper (Fr. / Tallahassee, Fla.) in 33rd place, Federico Damus (Sr. / Argentina) in 44th place, and Ryan Zebeau (So. / Cedartown, Ga.) in 57th place.The strong showing for the Argos should prepare them for their next tournament in Farmingdale, NY next Friday and Saturday (Sept. 21-22). They will be playing on The Red Course @ Bethpage in the McLaughlin Tournament hosted by St. John’s University. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Dutch Olympian jailed for drug trafficking

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first_imgRelatedPosts Vatican puts bishop expelled for child sex abuse under house arrest Dutch Olympic athlete Madiea Ghafoor has been sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in jail after 2 million pounds ($3.73 million) worth of ecstasy tablets and crystal meth were found in the boot of her car in Germany, DPA news agency has reported.Ghafoor, 27, was stopped at a border check in Elten in June where 50kg of ecstasy, 2kg of crystal meth and 11,950 euros in cash were seized by police, the report said.The athlete, who ran for the Netherlands in the 4x400m relay at the 2016 Olympic Games, pleaded not guilty to the charges at Kleve District Court and said she thought she was carrying doping materials, the German news agency said.The Dutch Athletics Union said it was shocked by the case and would investigate Ghafoor’s claim concerning doping materials to ascertain who else might have been involved.“We are stunned by the judgement,” a statement on the organisation’s website said. “With the ruling of the German court, the Athletics Union rejects the actions of Ghafoor.“The Athletics Union condemns any use or trade in doping or drugs and fully commits itself to the Dutch doping law.“The case has been transferred to the Doping Authority to investigate the extent to which the doping legislation has been violated.”Ghafoor refused to reveal who she was transporting the drugs for and said she feared for the safety of her family, DPA said.Tags: DpaKleve District Courtlast_img read more

Alex Neil shows support for former team-mate Garry Monk

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first_img Saturday’s result ended Neil’s own winless run of six, and the Scot – like Monk, considered a highly promising manager – praised his former Barnsley team-mate’s credentials and was adamant in his belief that Swansea are already employing the right man. “Yeah (they’d be stupid to panic with Monk),” he said. “If you look at them last year, they got the highest-ever points tally they’ve had. What changes from the end of that season for 12 games into this season? “It’s the same manager, he’s probably not doing too much different, you just go through wee lulls and spells where it becomes tough, maybe people are out of form or you pick up a couple of injuries, there’s a host of things. “Maybe he needs to freshen it up a little bit, but Garry will be best placed to know exactly what he needs to do next. For me, if you got rid of Garry Monk or even thought about it it’s a sad day in football. “We’re only 12 games into the season. I know a couple (of managers are) already gone but it just shows you what football’s like.” Monk remained convinced that his team, who dominated possession without doing anything of note, did not deserve defeat. His squad remains among the Premier League’s more talented but he accepts that they are low in confidence and that should their results not swiftly improve they will soon be battling relegation. Swansea appeared bereft of ideas and confidence both before and after Jonny Howson’s second half headed goal extended his worst run as a manager. There has so far been little suggestion that the 36-year-old is under significant pressure but Swansea sacked his predecessor Michael Laudrup less than a year after he inspired them to the 2013 League Cup, and Premier League management has become an increasingly unstable profession. Press Association “When you are in a period such as this your confidence is not going to be at its highest but you have to give them the trust that you believe in them,” he said. “I understand that football is a tough business and a cruel business. It is very cut-throat and you are working to very thin margins. “Of course you are always wary of (joining the relegation battle) and bear it in mind. We are not quite there yet but in the next few days we have got to put our marker down otherwise the situation will be the situation. I don’t think of it like that, I look at it as a challenge.” Alex Neil has come out in support of former team-mate Garry Monk after Norwich’s 1-0 defeat of Swansea left the manager with only a solitary win in nine games. last_img read more