RANDOLPH CENTER, VT — July 25, 2005 — The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) Fall Public Workshop Schedule is now available online and registration is open at the VMEC web site (www.vmec.org(link is external)).Some of the workshops Vermont manufacturers can attend this season are Principles of Lean Manufacturing 101, The 5S Visual System, and Office Value Stream Mapping. The workshops will be presented in various locations throughout the state. The workshops schedule is constantly being updated to meet the needs of Vermont manufacturers, so visit the web site for the most up-to-date information.Through a working partnership with the Vermont Training Program of the Department of Economic Development, VMEC is pleased to offer a $125 per person discount to Vermont manufacturers.VMEC is a not-for-profit organization that has been providing consulting and training to Vermont manufacturers since 1996. For more information about VMEC, visit www.vmec.org(link is external) or call (802) 728-1432.###About VMECVMEC’s Mission is “To Improve Manufacturing in Vermont and strengthen the global competitiveness of the state’s smaller manufacturers.” This is done through professional consulting, one-on-one coaching and public/onsite workshops to help Vermont’s approximately 2,000 small and medium sized manufacturers increase their productivity, modernize their manufacturing and business processes, adopt advanced technologies, reduce costs, and improve their competitiveness. Increased competitiveness means greater stability in the state’s work force, improved efficiencies. Visit www.vmec.org(link is external) for more information.
Strong retirement planning can make a person’s twilight years the best part of his or her life, but many Americans have not adequately prepared for retirement. The potential financial ramifications of this problem are becoming more pronounced as baby boomers rapidly enter retirement age.According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2029, all baby boomers will be over the age of 65, and the number of people above retirement age will dwarf the number of people below age 18 by 2056. These individuals are realizing the impending reality of retirement, and many are unsure of their own preparedness. Credit unions can appeal to these individuals with programs that help them effectively save for retirement before it is too late.Baby boomers feel the pressureThe baby boomer generation is hitting retirement age during the next few years, but a remarkably small number of this cohort feel confident about their savings. A new survey, from the Insured Retirement Institute, discovered that just 60 percent of baby boomers have savings for retirement. More alarmingly, that number represents a decline from previous surveys. As of last year, 8 in 10 boomers said they had saved for retirement. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Re April 1 editorial, “Stand up against oppression of the press”: Oppression of the press? Or sour grapes for not following the rules? Daily News reporter Ken Lovett being arrested, cuffed and escorted out by two state police officers isn’t oppression. It’s called a violation of the law. In today’s society, people brush off laws that were established for a reason. They may be inconvenient, but they are for the safety of everyone. Ironically, the writer of the editorial admits it’s wrong but everybody does it, so what’s the harm? The sergeant-at-arms proceeded to do the job he was hired for and enforce the laws that he was in charge of. What makes this worse is a Republican senator uses his or hers political position to override the law. I believe that’s a crime as well. So the trickle-down affect is more people have less respect for the laws that have been passed through legislation and voted into law. Is it no wonder our society is in the shape it’s in? There’s no accountability for breaking the law, as some attorney or social justice warrior or judge or senator seeking re-election manipulates the laws to let the law-breaker free. This goes all the way up the chain to our federal government. It’s no wonder our country is in turmoil. It’s not anarchy, but it’s close. Let’s start holding each other accountable for our action, including politicians. God help us all, for we know not what we do.Robert SponableSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcyEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crash Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has agreed to sign a contract extension with Arsenal (Getty Images)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has agreed a new three-year contract with Arsenal, according to reports.The 31-year-old’s current deal with the Gunners is due to expire next summer where he would then be able to leave on a free transfer.However, The Athletic now report that Aubameyang has agreed to extend his stay with the club and will sign a new three-year deal ‘imminently’.The report claims that Mikel Arteta played an instrumental role in convincing the striker to stay at Arsenal.ADVERTISEMENTIt’s also reported that the terms of Aubameyang’s deal were arranged by Arsenal’s former head of football, Raul Sanllehi, before the Gunners’ technical director, Edu, finalised the terms.AdvertisementAdvertisementAubameyang’s new contract is believed to be worth £250,000 a week, which will make him Arsenal’s highest-paid player when Mesut Ozil leaves the club next year. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to sign new three-year contract with Arsenal Advertisement Comment Mikel Arteta has said he wants to build his Arsenal side around Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Getty Images)Since joining the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund for £56 million in January 2018, Aubameyang has played a key role in Arsenal’s attack, scoring 71 goals in 110 appearances.Speaking after Arsenal’s victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup final last month, Arteta claimed that he wanted Aubameyang to become a focal part of his side.‘He knows what I think about him, I want to build a squad around him,’ said the Arsenal manager.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I think moments like this will help him to believe we are on the right path and he is a big part of it.‘He is loved by everyone at the club. I think he will [stay].’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 10 Sep 2020 9:58 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link12.1kShares