New Burlington development to house Vermont Innovation Commons

first_imgCambrian Rise rendering on North Avenue in Burlington, at the former Roman Catholic Archdiocese headquarters.Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Works and Cambrian Rise announce today a collaboration which will position the North End of Burlington as an innovation district for the City of Burlington.  Cambrian Rise is a newly planned inclusive community with residential and commercial uses situated on the site of the former Roman Catholic Archdiocese between the New North End and Old North End, making it an ideal setting for the Vermont Innovation Commons. Construction and development of the property is currently under way.The Vermont Innovation Commons, a project by Vermont Works, is designed as a business accelerator – integrating educational, co-working, and co-living spaces. Its mission is to provide capital, connectivity, and mentorship to nurture startup and growth companies dedicated to sustainable business practices by providing facilities, services, and guidance to companies throughout the state.“The addition of the Commons will make Cambrian Rise a beacon to residents, businesses and investment capital, both in and out of Vermont,” says developer Eric Farrell. “We have a unique opportunity to build a new lakeside community in Burlington from the ground up. The name Cambrian Rise harkens back to a geological period of an explosion of diversity and life, which very much captures the innovative living and working opportunities of this unprecedented community and a catalyst for high-quality residential living, recreation, and business innovation.”“Finding the right home for the Commons is the most important first step of that project, and we have found that home at Cambrian Rise,” explained Robert Zulkoski, Chairman of Vermont Works. “The location on Lake Champlain just north of downtown will extend the energy and vibrancy of Burlington, from the South End arts district to a new North End innovation district. The Vermont Innovation Commons will be a tremendous resource to business statewide.”Vermont Works will become a lead investor and will work closely with Cambrian Rise on securing additional investment for the overall project.About Cambrian Rise:Cambrian Rise is a newly planned community that incorporates inclusive living spaces and inspiring working environments, anchoring the north end of Burlington’s waterfront campus. The first comprehensive development of its kind in Vermont, Cambrian Rise is where sustainable living, community engagement, and business innovation come together as a beacon of possibility for Burlington and beyond. In partnership with the Champlain Housing Trust, and Cathedral Square Corporation, Cambrian Rise brings affordable housing to Burlington, through renovated existing buildings and new mixed-use development. In conjunction with the Vermont Land Trust and the City Parks and Recreation Department, Cambrian Rise is adjacent to acres of open space for the public as well as resident recreational use. For more information, visit cambrianrisevt.com(link is external) .About Vermont Works Management Company LLC:Vermont Works is an independent alternative investment firm, focusing on delivering both competitive financial returns and social impact in support of Vermont’s job and enterprise development. Vermont Works is unique in its approach to Vermont social impact, providing a balance of equity capital solutions, mentorship and networking solutions. No other organized, professionally managed private equity fund which focuses solely on investing in Vermont is measured on a “double bottom line” basis. The Fund is comprised of a diversified investment portfolio, carefully selected by professional investors with established histories of generating attractive returns and risk control. Each of the three senior partners have over 30 years of comprehensive investment management experience. The firm has announced partnerships with the University of Vermont School of Business, the Vermont State Employees Credit Union, and several investments in the sustainable business future of Vermont such as Vermont Farm Table, Stonecutter Spirits, Packetized Energy and SeedSheet. For more information, visit www.vermontworks.org(link is external) . About The Vermont Innovation Commons: The Vermont Innovation Commons is a newly established Vermont Benefit Corporation. The Commons will be an exciting new mixed-use, curated community combining business and education components using the principle of the sharing economy for co-working and co-living, optimizing the cohesive relationship between the 4-spheres of activities of Work-Learn-Live-Play. It will be a facility that will be owned and managed as a creative commons; a resource accessible to the entire Vermont innovation eco-system, including its universities, colleges, hospitals, a K-12 STEM program, existing businesses, and the community of incubators, accelerators, maker-space providers, innovators, entrepreneurs and business startups.BURLINGTON, VT (June 13, 2018)—Vermont Works 6.13.2018last_img read more

Banks’ obsessions with their reputations is killing the high street

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Beecham House episode 1 video preview: Henrietta Beecham arrives at the house

first_imgWe’re just hours away from the premiere of Beecham House and we’ve got a little treat for you.If you want to avoid spoilers for Beecham House, stop reading this article now.A preview video has been released from the first episode but do be warned, if you want to know nothing about the show you should probably not press play. If you’d like to get a flavour of what’s to come though, take a look below:In the clip Henrietta Beecham (Lesley Nicol) has been reunited with her son John Beecham (Tom Bateman) and has just arrived at Beecham House.She is accompanied by Samuel Parker (Marc Warren) an old friend of John’s, and family friend Violet Woodhouse, (Bessie Carter) who she plans to pair up with John.However English governess Margaret Osborne (Dakota Blue Richards) who lives near Beecham House has already caught John’s eye…Preview Beecham House episode 1 by taking a look at our image gallery.Beecham House is on ITV, Sunday and Monday at 9pm.last_img read more

Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center renews title sponsorship of IMCA Southern SportMods

first_imgLUBBOCK, Texas – The 2015 season is the third for Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center as title sponsor of IMCA’s Southern SportMod division.The Lubbock, Texas, distributor is one of the largest GM parts retailers and Chevrolet engine dealers in the country and provides a portion of the point fund to be paid to top 15 drivers in na­tional standings for the division.“The Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center logo will be required again this year not only on Southern SportMods, but Northern SportMods as well as a divisional title sponsor,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Their interest and support of the IMCA SportMod racer has been tremendous and no matter where you live, their crate engine sales and service program is met with tremendous customer satisfaction.”Drivers are required to display two Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares.Point fund checks will be presented during the national awards banquet in Novem­ber or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.More information is available by calling 800 456-0211 and at the www.sdparts.com website.last_img read more

Running back Josh Harris hoping for roster spot on Steelers

first_imgHarris carried the momentum into his second year with the team and hopes to move another step closer to securing a roster spot during the Steelers’ second preseason game Friday at Jacksonville.“I’m just trying to show that I can be the guy,” Harris said. “If you need me to play here or there, I want them to know that I’m the guy that can do it. I just want to make sure the team has total confidence in me.”Harris, an undrafted free agent, proved his worth last year during the Steelers’ regular-season finale against Cincinnati. With the AFC North title on the line, the rookie was pressed into action when Le’Veon Bell went down with a knee injury.His moment came in the fourth quarter when Harris displayed a sudden burst off right tackle and broke off a 59-yard run that was called back because of a holding penalty.That’s OK with Harris, who is looking for more this season.“I don’t want it to be that ‘He just did it once,’” Harris said. “I want to do it a lot more because if you only do something once, they might think it may have been a fluke. If you do it a lot, it becomes who you are, and I want to be known as the guy who can hit the hole and go all the way.”He’s competing for a spot behind Bell and veteran DeAngelo Williams, who signed a two-year deal with the Steelers in March. Harris displayed that quick burst again during a training camp practice this week, rushing through a large hole along the right side and deep into the secondary.“It’s just the fact that I played a few times last year,” Harris said. “That’s in my mind and I can always fall back on that.”Bell noticed a difference in the confidence displayed by Harris during his second training camp.“It’s night and day and you can kind of tell he’s getting more comfortable,” Bell said. “A lot of people look at him as a bigger guy, but he’s extremely fast. He’s a guy who can break it in the open field and make plays happen.”Harris, a top-10 career rusher at Wake Forest, joined the Steelers four days into training camp in 2014 and was signed to the practice squad. He was promoted to the 53-man roster in November after the Steelers released disgruntled running back LeGarrette Blount.Harris, after his moment against Cincinnati, got the call in the wild-card game against Baltimore when Bell missed with a knee injury. Harris made the start and led the Steelers with nine carries and 25 yards.That taste of action motivated Harris enough to work out in Florida with teammate and All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown during the offseason.“He works hard,” Harris said. “It helped a lot because you can play at a higher level if you’re in shape.”That’s the goal for Harris, as he seeks a roster spot with the Steelers.“Josh is confident in himself and I’m excited for him,” Bell said. “He’s just going out there and playing. He has really been doing a great job.”___AP NFL websites: http://pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL,Harris carried the momentum into his second year with the team and hopes to move another step closer to securing a roster spot during the Steelers’ second preseason game Friday at Jacksonville.“I’m just trying to show that I can be the guy,” Harris said. “If you need me to play here or there, I want them to know that I’m the guy that can do it. I just want to make sure the team has total confidence in me.”Harris, an undrafted free agent, proved his worth last year during the Steelers’ regular-season finale against Cincinnati. With the AFC North title on the line, the rookie was pressed into action when Le’Veon Bell went down with a knee injury.His moment came in the fourth quarter when Harris displayed a sudden burst off right tackle and broke off a 59-yard run that was called back because of a holding penalty.That’s OK with Harris, who is looking for more this season.“I don’t want it to be that ‘He just did it once,’” Harris said. “I want to do it a lot more because if you only do something once, they might think it may have been a fluke. If you do it a lot, it becomes who you are, and I want to be known as the guy who can hit the hole and go all the way.”He’s competing for a spot behind Bell and veteran DeAngelo Williams, who signed a two-year deal with the Steelers in March. Harris displayed that quick burst again during a training camp practice this week, rushing through a large hole along the right side and deep into the secondary.“It’s just the fact that I played a few times last year,” Harris said. “That’s in my mind and I can always fall back on that.”Bell noticed a difference in the confidence displayed by Harris during his second training camp.“It’s night and day and you can kind of tell he’s getting more comfortable,” Bell said. “A lot of people look at him as a bigger guy, but he’s extremely fast. He’s a guy who can break it in the open field and make plays happen.”Harris, a top-10 career rusher at Wake Forest, joined the Steelers four days into training camp in 2014 and was signed to the practice squad. He was promoted to the 53-man roster in November after the Steelers released disgruntled running back LeGarrette Blount.Harris, after his moment against Cincinnati, got the call in the wild-card game against Baltimore when Bell missed with a knee injury. Harris made the start and led the Steelers with nine carries and 25 yards.That taste of action motivated Harris enough to work out in Florida with teammate and All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown during the offseason.“He works hard,” Harris said. “It helped a lot because you can play at a higher level if you’re in shape.”That’s the goal for Harris, as he seeks a roster spot with the Steelers.“Josh is confident in himself and I’m excited for him,” Bell said. “He’s just going out there and playing. He has really been doing a great job.”___AP NFL websites: http://pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL In this Aug. 28, 2014, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Josh Harris (40) runs away from Carolina Panthers defensive back Colin Jones (42) in the fourth quarter of a NFL preseason football game in Pittsburgh. While quarterbacks and other big-name, high-salaried players get most of the attention, unlikely heroes often emerge in the playoffs to help their team win. Philly Brown, Josh Harris and Cole Beasley are among the lesser-known players who could step up this wild-card weekend. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — A long run that ultimately didn’t count served as a great confidence boost for Pittsburgh Steelers running back Josh Harris.last_img read more

Steelers release veteran DBs Mitchell, Gay and Golden

first_imgThe Steelers won 13 games but also allowed Tom Brady to light them up late in a mid-December loss that determined home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. They couldn’t stop Jacksonville’s Blake Bortles from orchestrating a playoff upset at Heinz Field that brought a season filled with Super Bowl expectations to an emphatic and sudden halt.The moves freed up about $7 million in cap space, money Pittsburgh can now use in part to retool around veteran cornerback Joe Haden, promising if erratic cornerback Artie Burns, and safety Sean Davis.Mitchell spent four uneven seasons with the Steelers, who made a rare splurge in free agency when they brought him in from Carolina in 2014, signing him to a five-year, $25 million deal. Mitchell picked off four passes and recovered four fumbles in Pittsburgh. He also reined in the questionable hits that cost him tens of thousands of dollars in fines earlier in his career.He also served as a firebrand for a secondary in transition following the retirement of stars Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor. Yet he would occasionally go for the big hit when a routine tackle would have sufficed, an issue that popped up at inopportune times.Gay’s departure leaves quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as the only player from Pittsburgh’s last Super Bowl victory nearly a decade ago. Gay carved out a niche as a reliable and versatile defensive back. He has played in 176 consecutive games while spending 10 of his 11 seasons with the Steelers. Gay’s playing time decreased last season as rookie Mike Hilton took over his spot as the nickel back.Golden filled in at various spots in the secondary, though his real impact was on special teams, a unit he served as the captain from 2014-16.The moves came a month after Tom Bradley replaced Carnell Lake as defensive backs coach. Lake stepped down shortly after the playoff loss to Jacksonville to spend more time in California to watch his son play high school football.Pittsburgh, as has long been its custom, stayed quiet on the first day of the league’s new year. The Steelers have focused most of their work over the last six weeks trying to get under the 2018 salary cap, something they’ve done largely through restructuring existing contracts.While Pittsburgh has depth concerns at safety and inside linebacker, it’s likely the Steelers will rely heavily on the draft to address those needs. Davis and J.J. Wilcox are the only safeties on the current roster with serious NFL experience. Pro Bowl linebacker Ryan Shazier has already been ruled out for 2018 as he recovers from spinal surgery in December.___For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen runs upfield before being tackled by-Steelers defensive-backs Willie Gay (22) and Mike Mitchell (23) September 1, 2017 at Heinz Field. (AP Photo/File)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Mitchell brought bluster and a physical if occasionally volatile presence to the Pittsburgh secondary. William Gay was a steady hand and contributed a decade of consistency to the Steelers. Robert Golden had the hard-to-quantify intangibles that made him a special teams ace and reliable backup.And now they’re gone.The two-time defending AFC North champions released all three players Wednesday, signaling a shift in direction in a defensive backfield that faltered in key moments last season.last_img read more

Brown’s 3-pointer helps Wake Forest beat Pitt 78-76 in OT

first_imgBrown’s 3-pointer from the wing with 35.1 seconds left in overtime put the Demon Deacons (9-13, 2-8 ) ahead to stay at 77-74, and they held on to snap a five-game losing streak.Pitt’s Xavier Johnson hit the first of two free-throw attempts with 6.8 seconds left to cut the lead to two, but the Panthers (12-11, 2-8) failed to grab the rebound off the second shot and time ran out for their sixth straight loss.Jaylen Hoard had bailed out Brown at the end of regulation, plucking Brown’s desperation shot from above the top of the key out of the air and dropping it in the basket with one second left to force overtime.Brown scored eight of his 18 points in overtime, making a pair of 3-pointers after going just 1 for 6 from behind the arc in regulation.“I knew I was taking good shots,” Brown said. “Our coaches believed in me. They kept telling me, ‘Keep shooting. Keep shooting.’”Hoard scored 19 points and Brandon Childress and Brown added 18 apiece for the Deacons, who have heard speculation about the future of fourth-year coach Danny Manning after a series of poor performances.Sharone Wright Jr. scored 11 points for the Deacons during a four-minute stretch as they grabbed a 61-53 lead with 5:14 left. Wright’s final three points came when his driving shot climbed near the top of the backboard and dropped in after he was fouled, and he converted the free throw.“Whether we missed a shot or made a turnover, our kids continued to battle,” Manning said.Johnson scored a game-high 23 points for the Panthers, including a pair of driving baskets in overtime. Jared Wilson-Frame added 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and Sidy N’Dir had 15.The largest lead of the game was eight points by each team.With his team leading by three after Brown’s decisive 3-pointer, Childress fouled Johnson with 6.8 seconds to play, eliminating a chance for a potential tying 3-point shot.Johnson made the first shot. The rebound of the second, which Pitt coach Jeff Capel said was not missed intentionally, was knocked out into the backcourt, where Childress tracked it down and dribbled out the clock.“We weren’t ready to go after it,” Capel said. “I think if we really go hard and chase the ball, we get it, or maybe we get a foul.”The Panthers scored the game’s first eight points. Johnson scored the first five on drives to the basket – the second was a 3-point play – in a cold-shooting first half for both teams. The Deacons battled back to tie in the final minute of the opening half, but Johnson drove the length of the court in the final 4.6 seconds to break the tie with a floater that was in the air as the horn sounded.After a sluggish shooting first half, both teams shot above 50 percent in the final 25 minutes.BIG PICTUREPitt: The loss leaves the Panthers only one-half game ahead of Miami, which could pull into a tie Wednesday by beating Notre Dame, in a battle to stay out of the conference cellar. The Panthers have lost their last 20 road games. Capel said he still believes his team has enough talent to be competitive with any team in the ACC.Wake Forest: The Deacons, who averaged fewer than 50 points in their past four games, showed some offensive spark in the final 25 minutes. The road ahead is rough with Florida State, North Carolina, Notre Dame and N.C. State next on the schedule, but they get eight days to rest up. Childress regained his 3-point shooting touch, going 4 for 7 after making just 1 of 20 in his previous three games.STAT PACKPitt: The Panthers committed only nine turnovers and shot well in the final 25 minutes. Their biggest problem was on the boards, where the Deacons held a 48-35 rebound advantage. They also made only 10 of 18 from the foul line.Wake Forest: Jaylen Hoard had 17 rebounds for the Deacons, including the game-saving grab and basket to send the game into overtime. Childress regained his overall form, hitting 5 of 12 from the field, 4 of 7 from 3-point range and 4 of 5 from the line. He also had six assists and only three turnovers.HE SAID IT“My confidence was good once I saw one go through the net,” said Childress, who had made only 7 of 36 shots in his previous three games and missed his first two shots Tuesday before finishing strong.UP NEXTPitt: at N.C. State on Saturday.Wake Forest: at Florida State on Feb. 13. Xavier Johnson (AP Photo/File)WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — After getting bailed out on his first shot with the game on the line Tuesday night, Chaundee Brown came through on his second chance to give Wake Forest a 78-76 overtime victory over Pitt in a battle of teams desperate for an Atlantic Coast Conference victory.last_img read more

Quarry plan queried

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Some may need help

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Shed loads of safety

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