Smugglers’ Notch Resort,Smugglers’ Notch photo.Vermont Business Magazine Smugglers’ Notch Resort enters its 15th year being recognized as exceptional for family-forward vacations, according to the prestigious SKI Magazine Reader Resorts Survey. Readers attest Smugglers’ kid-centric activities and gentle slopes with on-hill lodging, combined with some of the East’s best, steepest, and most-expansive tree skiing, make for the perfect harmonization of ski and snowboard opportunities for pleasing the vacationing family’s dynamic. The Resort also brings home the top award for Service and Local Flavor, as well as remaining the number one resort Overall in the Eastern United States.The Resort landed on the top five in 13 out of 18 total categories, including Value, Terrain, Lodging, Snow, and Accessibility. The Resort’s owner and managing director, Bill Stritzler is honored to receive such a long list of accolades, with tremendous pride focused on recognition for exceptional service.The efforts put forth by Smugglers’ staff are terrific. The members of our team are committed to providing a level of service which exceeds the expectations of our guests, constantly working to improve upon our current offerings, and developing new and exciting programs to provide many options for the diverse range of families we serve.Smugglers’ continues to uphold its decades-long commitment to family offerings. The Resort’s ski and ride school has a long-standing history as an industry-wide leader in children’s programming. Now celebrating its 63rd year in operation, Smugglers’ offers programs and activities for all ages throughout four seasons around their mountainside Resort village. Hosting a wide range of activities including skiing and snowboarding, educational activities, pools and waterslides, mountain biking, zip lining, and more, the independently-owned Resort appeals to local and vacation markets alike.Source: JEFFERSONVILLE, VT- October 29, 2019. Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Riding season is here, which means it’s time to stop thinking about getting a new bike and just do it! Starting now, Raleigh Bicycles in North America is issuing a US$50 prepaid rebate card to all consumers who purchase a select Raleigh alloy bike now through to 31 May 2013.Raleigh has also extended their carbon bike rebate programme that was announced in February. The programme, which was scheduled to run through March, will now run through the end of May.“By helping make it easier to purchase a new bike, Raleigh hopes to encourage more cyclists to get on the saddle this season,” said Matt Millen, Marketing and Communications Manager at Raleigh Bicycles. “Ultimately, our goal is to grow the sport and say ‘thank you’ to our loyal customers and dealers.”Eligible aluminum bikes in the US$50 rebate program include: bikes in the performance Revenio and Capri endurance road series, fitness bikes in the Cadent and Alysa series, the RX bikes in the cyclocross series, the hardtail 29er mountain bikes in the Talus 29 and Eva 29 series, and the versatile Misceo and Mesika series of urban/trail bikes.Eligible carbon bikes in the US$100 rebate program include: three road race-ready steeds in the Militis series, bikes in the high-performance Revenio and Capri Carbon endurance race series, the singletrack, all-terrain rocket Talus 29 Carbon, and the professional cyclocross-proven RXC Pro and Pro Disc.“This is the perfect time to save on our aluminum and carbon bikes and maximize your fun on the trails and around town this year,” said Millen.www.raleigh.co.uk Related
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July 15, 2010 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Committee nears completion of e-service rule Committee nears completion of e-service rule Senior EditorA proposed rule that would require lawyers to exchange pleadings and documents via e-mail has been approved by the Rules of Judicial Administration Committee. The committee, though, is planning further slight modifications before the rule is submitted to the Bar Board of Governors for review.The RJA approved the changes to Rule 2.516 at the Bar’s Annual Convention, although another panel, the Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, expressed reservations.“It’s a rather important rule,” said committee member Paul Regensdorf, who headed the subcommittee that drafted the final amendments. “The rule as proposed carries through everything we do. It is designed to be a simple, efficient, manageable way to require all lawyers to serve papers among themselves that will enter into the 20th century and will eventually enter into the 21st century.”The civil procedure committee was working on changes to civil rules to correspond with the new Rule 2.516 when members learned that RJA was making changes to its proposed rule. The civil procedure committee then decided to wait until the rule was finished before taking action. Regensdorf attributed that to a misunderstanding, heightened because both committees were meeting at the same time on June 24 at the Bar’s Annual Convention and hence couldn’t compare notes. He said the changes made by RJA were minor and didn’t change the effect of e-mail service.The two notable changes made by RJA were to delete a requirement that clerks must serve a document filed by a pro se party if that document does not show service on other parties and a change to a rule addressing service by fax.The facsimile rule as drafted provided that documents served after 5 p.m. would “be deemed as if it had been made by mailing on the date of delivery,” which in effect gave the recipient five additional days to respond. The committee voted to change language in which service would be counted as “on the next day that is not Saturday or Sunday.”The Civil Procedure Rules Committee has adopted the former language as a civil rules amendment pending at the Supreme Court. The latter language is in the current rule.Regensdorf said there was confusion about which language the civil rules committee preferred, and the intent was to mirror that verbiage. He said the only important thing is that the final rule submitted to the Supreme Court reflects the Civil Procedure Rules Committee’s preference on that subject.RJA was looking at further refining that language. The final rule may be presented for information only to the Bar Board of Governors at its July 23 meeting.Regensdorf noted the overall rule does provide that e-mail service counts as though the documents had been mailed, which in effect gives lawyers five extra days to respond to a motion or other document. That, he added, is a positive impact from the amendment and “the alternative was to speed up our lives even more.”The proposed rule does not specify what a sending lawyer must do if he or she learns an e-mailed document was not received by another party, Regensdorf said, which is similar to the current rule which does not tell an attorney specifically what to do if a document is lost in the mail.“If you learn by any means that the e-mail didn’t get there, if it comes back to you [via e-mail notification of a failed delivery], if you get called and the other party says it didn’t get there, then it is your obligation as the server to get that document to the person who was addressed,” he said.The proposed rule also allows documents to be signed using the “/s” electronic signature method, rather than requiring that the attorney sign a page and then scan that into the delivered document.As amended, Rule 2.516 provides, “All documents required or permitted to be served on another party must be served by e-mail, unless this rule otherwise provides. When, in addition to service by e-mail, the sender utilizes another authorized means of service, any differing time limits and other provisions applicable to that means of service control.”The rule requires that documents be sent in the PDF format and that those larger that five megabytes be divided into separate e-mails and which must be sequentially numbered. All such e-mails must begin with the capitalized words, “SERVICE OF COURT DOCUMENT,” followed by the case number.Attorneys may be excused from the e-mail rule if they demonstrate to the court that they do not have an e-mail address and lack Internet access at the attorney’s office. Attorneys participating in e-mail service must provide a primary e-mail address and may provide up to two secondary addresses. Documents must be sent to the primary and any secondary address provided by an attorney.If an attorney or party does not have an e-mail address, then service must be by delivery or mail.Regensdorf told the committee both the Bar and the Supreme Court are interested in quick action on the rule. After the Bar Board of Governors reviews the amendments and makes any comments, it will go to the Supreme Court.The committee approved its draft of the rule by a 17-9 vote, with three abstentions. It also voted 27-0, with one abstention, in favor of the concept of requring e-service.
October 1, 2013 Senior Editor Regular News E-service underway E-service underway Free online training sessions are availableGary Blankenship Senior EditorAutomatic electronic service of documents filed in Florida courts through the statewide e-filing portal is starting.Alert your email spam filter.The Florida Courts E-Filing Authority, which oversees the portal operation, got a preview of the new e-service system at its September 16 meeting.The authority also approved a change to its underlying agreement with court clerks and the state court system to allow expansion of its help desk operation, which was overwhelmed when civil trial court e-filing began in April.Carolyn Weber, portal project business manager, told authority board members that e-service will go into production beginning on Friday, September 27, (after this News went to press) so it will be available for use on Monday September 30.The authority is posting two training videos as well as a manual on its website, myflcourtaccess.com, and is offering five online training sessions, which began September 19 and run through October 9. Links to the online seminars are on the “E-filing Resources” page under the Member Benefits link on the Bar’s website.Weber said the e-service system is set up to provide flexibility and control for attorneys doing e-filing. She noted when an attorney first registered through the portal to do e-filing, that attorney established a profile with up to three email addresses. When the attorney becomes involved in a case, those addresses will automatically be used for electronic service, unless the attorney specifies otherwise.The attorney will have the ability to specify up to three replacement email addresses for the profile email address when opening a case or filing a document in the case, Weber said, which will give the attorneys flexibility. For example, she said if a particular legal assistant or paralegal has been assigned to work on a case, then that staffer’s email can be added and he or she will be copied with all filings. Likewise, if a client has requested to be copied with all filings, then the client’s email can be added.All parties who have filed documents in a case have email addresses included on the e-service list for that case. When an attorney files a new document, everyone on the list will automatically get a copy, Weber said. The attorney can also specify which parties on the list will be copied, if all parties do not have to be served.An attorney cannot remove names from the list unless that attorney added them. If an attorney uses his or her profile email for e-service and then changes that profile email address, the new address will automatically be updated for all cases in which they are involved, Weber said.The e-service components will be at the end of the e-filing process in most counties, which use a fairly extensive system of pull-down menus and choices for lawyers filing documents. For the few counties that use the “simple” e-filing process, where everything is on one electronic page, the e-service components will be at the bottom of that page, she said.Weber also said that e-service will work with batch case filing systems for state attorneys and public defenders.The e-service process complies with the Rules of Judicial Administration. Those require that all e-service notifications contain the words, “SERVICE OF COURT DOCUMENT” in capital letters in the email subject line, and inclusion of the case number.That, noted authority member and Supreme Court Clerk Tom Hall, might cause some problems, as some email spam filter software is set to snag emails with identical or similar words in the subject lines and subject lines in all capital letters. He said lawyers should address that issue to prevent complications.In response to a question, Weber said e-service will be a help to judges who will have email addresses to distribute orders and rulings electronically.On the help desk, authority General Counsel Lynn Hoshihara presented an agreement worked out between the authority, the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers, and the Office of the State Courts Administrator. (The authority was created to run the portal under an interlocal agreement among the FCCC and the state courts system.)The agreement will allow the authority to use any revenue from convenience it receives when lawyers pay for filing through the portal to hire additional personnel for its help desk. It will also allow the authority to spend the money on education programs about the portal and e-filing.The authority board unanimously approved the agreement. It was not immediately clear when the help desk would be expanded or how many positions would be added. In a request to the Legislature for funds earlier this year, the authority sought more than $1 million, with most of that request to fund 10 positions for a help desk. The funding was not included in the General Appropriations Act this year.The help desk was overwhelmed with calls when civil e-filing became mandatory on April 1, and at one point it took days for lawyers to get a response.Jennifer Fishback, portal project manager, reported at the September 16 meeting that calls to the help desk continue to decline, which she attributed to lawyers becoming more familiar with the filing process and a software update that streamlined filing and eliminated some of the early problems.However, she said the help desk still received 7,101 calls in August., or 315 per day. Fishback reported that more than 50,000 Bar members have now registered for electronic filing through the portal.
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Source: Call off DutyThat alone could prove disastrous for our already unstable housing market and I am certain that was not the intention. The evidence is clear that, since the introduction of this surplus liability, the knock-on effect is that many buyers are deterred from investing in the UK housing market, which is not good for our economy and the many businesses that need the work it generates to survive.The 3% surplus stamp duty applies to anyone who owns a second property anywhere in the world.We hear and read about it affecting buy-to-let investors but, in real terms, it is affecting a large number of ordinary buyers who own property abroad and simply want to purchase a property in the UK. It is also clear now that these changes have proved to be extremely unpopular in many areas of the housing market, as shown by the swell of support for Property Week’s Call Off Duty campaign.Ben Southwood, head of research at the Adam Smith Institute, and Gráinne Gilmore, partner and head of UK residential research at Knight Frank will be joining Residential Land chief executive Bruce Ritchie and interior designer and TV personality Celia Sawyer on a panel debating the controversial reforms to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) tax at RESI 2017.Book your place for RESI 2017 now to hear them allIt is essential for the continued growth of our property market and for investment in the UK that the government either offers an exemption on the surplus duty or a reduction in stamp duty for anyone looking to buy property here but living outside our jurisdiction.Hopefully this would encourage much more investment in the UK. This is especially important with Brexit around the corner and at a time when we need to be even more creative and proactive in encouraging investors from worldwide and not lose out because of over-complicated and now onerous stamp duty liabilities.Mark Scott, residential property specialist, Blake Morgan
From left, Mayor Jerry Larsen, Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., the former mayor, and village trustees Sandra Melendez and Chris Minardi Share Village officials gathered before the celebration Hugh King, the village historian, spoke about the village’s 100th anniversary Mayor Jerry Larsen addressed the small group. Village officials past and present Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. presented the proclamation to Mayor Jerry Larsen with former mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. looking on. IndyEastEnd.com/Richard LewinIt was not the celebration the village had planned for, but officials marked the centennial of East Hampton Village’s incorporation nonetheless on Friday.Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. presented a proclamation honoring the village to newly-elected Mayor Jerry Larsen. Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., who served as mayor for 20 years until resigning in December, was also on hand.Thiele co-sponsored a legislative resolution with Senator Kenneth LaValle to mark the momentous occasion. He presented the village officials with a signed copy of the resolution during a presentation outside of Village Hall in a small gathering in compliance with COVID-19 regulations.On September 25, 1920, residents voted, by a margin of 166 to 57, to break away from East Hampton Town, according to the resolution, which continued, “today, it is a center of the summer resort and upscale locality at the East End of Long Island known as The Hamptons and is generally considered one the United States’ most beautiful areas, with miles of white sandy beach.”The village had big plans to mark its centennial that the novel coronavirus pandemic waylaid. The hope is to reschedule them for 2021.For more photos click the slideshow above. Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. presented the proclamation to Mayor Jerry Larsen with former mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. looking on. IndyEastEnd.com/Richard Lewin Mayor Jerry Larsen, left, and former mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr.
Emerging global economies will fuel a massive demand for legal services by 2030 and provide opportunities for UK law firms, according the Law Society. The Society said firms must respond to that increased demand, or miss out on vital opportunities. It said rapid population growth in major cities in China, India and other emerging markets will create ‘megacities’ with more than 10 million inhabitants, fuelling the demand for legal services. The impact of this change on the legal sector, following the recession, will be a key theme at the Law Society’s International Marketplace III: a brave new world conference to be held at Chancery Lane in London on 1 December. Law Society chief executive Desmond Hudson said: ‘Not only are emerging economies growing, so are many of their populations. That trend towards mass urbanisation is likely to be replicated the world over.’ ‘What that means for the legal sector and what these megacities will need by way of services will be a central talking point of International Marketplace III. ‘2030 might seem like a long way off, but legal practices need to start thinking about what the future holds now, so they can be well placed to absorb the opportunities that come with the shifting economic gravity. The Society will do all it can to support its members for the brave new world.’