Senator Leahy receives Congressional Leadership Award from National Restaurant Association

first_imgThe Vermont Chamber Hospitality Council is pleased that the National Restaurant Association (NRA) presented its first annual Congressional Leadership Award to U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) in recognition of his efforts to fight hunger. “Senator Leahy’s contribution is meaningful to the restaurant industry because it helps our dining employers be good citizens while freeing up resources to invest in their businesses and their employees, said Vicky Tebbetts, Vice President of the Vermont Hospitality Council. “A vibrant dining industry is critical to Vermont’s tourism economy.”The National Restaurant Association created the Congressional Leadership Award to recognize members of Congress who advocate on behalf of important restaurant industry causes and support legislation that help the industry to sustain its role as a job creator, a career training ground, and a cornerstone of the community. “Vermonters have always valued the importance of taking care of their neighbors,” said Senator Patrick Leahy.  “I’m proud to accept this award on behalf of all of Vermont restaurants, businesses, food banks, and community groups that lend a hand to their neighbors in need each and every day.”Leahy is a founding member of the Senate Hunger Caucus, a group seeking bipartisan solutions to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world. Leahy is also a sponsor of the Good Samaritan Hunger Relief Tax Incentive Extension Act, a bill that would advocate for the 36 million Americans at risk of hunger, and help more restaurants take advantage of a tax deduction for food donations and reduce food waste.last_img read more

A winning bid on a stunning home helped this family celebrate a sweet 14th birthday

first_imgThe home had beautiful open plan living on the upper level for family get-togethers.Ms Goodger knows her stuff. The 607sq m lot was improved with a two-level contemporary stunner which provided four-bedroom accommodation with every bedroom having its own ensuite — perfect for a clan whose members like to have their own space.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoPart of the home’s appeal was every bedroom had its own ensuite.Auctioneer Peter Bergen worked through his preamble before calling for an opener.The initial $1.7 million bid was strong — certainly it showed the market meant business — but it wasn’t long before $50,000, and then $25,000, increments saw three bidders take the price to the magic $2 million mark.From there it was a small crawl in mostly $10,000 bids until the figure reached $2.15 million and a pause was called to see if the owner was ready to sell.To and fro negotiations saw the top bidder raise their figure to $2.2 million and the home was ‘on the market’. With no other bids proffered, it wasn’t long before the property was declared “Sold!” to new owners, Bremner and Rosemary Hill.A very happy Mr Hill felt a touch overwhelmed by the new purchase.“Stunned,” he said.“I’m surprised the house didn’t go a bit higher, but I’m really pleased with the outcome. Between kids at St Peters (school) and my daughter, Rose, at the University of Queensland, it’s a really central location.”Despite Mr Hill’s reservations about the auction process, there was extra incentive for success — his daughter, Sarah, was celebrating her 14th Birthday, and she was geed up about the home.“Sarah really liked this house, absolutely, she came out and said, ‘Dad I love this house.’ She was really committed. A bit of Dad pressure absolutely,” Mr Hill said with a laugh. MULTI-GENERATIONAL LIVING IS CHANGING THE FACE OF HOUSING After the event the property’s seller, Warren Denny, said he designed the home to suit his family, and the Hills were the perfect next owners for it. 179 Ninth Avenue, St Lucia Brisbane sold at Auction today.Place New Farm managing director, Judy Goodger, said 179 Ninth Ave, St Lucia had been buzzing with prospects for weeks.“Every weekend has been outstanding,” she said.Speaking before the event, Ms Goodger said there was a definite buyer for this home too.“Families with younger or older children. It’s close to the city and (Queensland) University so it would be great for families that want to grow up in the home,” she said. The Denny family have just sold their St Lucia home and are thrilled with the result. From left to right are Charlotte, Annette, Genevieve and Warren.“The people who’ve bought this house are about 10 years behind us in terms of their children, and they’ll have the same lovely experience we’ve had living here,” Mr Denny said.Mr Denny was revelling in the result, which was part of a very active day of house trading for his family too.“My daughter, Genevieve, has been living in the room downstairs with her fiancee and today she’s going to go and buy her first house,” he said.“Today might be a big day for our family in that we sell our house and our young daughter buys her first house,” Mr Denny said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair or Facebook at Kieran Clair — journocenter_img Bremner Hill and wife, Rosemary, with daughter, Sarah, who’ve just bought their new family home at auction on the day of Sarah’s birthday.IT was one of those picture perfect Brisbane days that almost beggars belief. Clear, crisp and blue skied. The first weekend of spring, the first Place auction of the new season and something special was afoot in our city’s inner west.last_img read more

This Pocket Rocket Isnt Your Typical MissileShaped EBike

Source: Electric Vehicle News Is it a bazooka? Is it a missile? Is it a bicycle rack? SOL calls it a “noped”—not quite a motorcycle, not quite a moped. Its name: the Pocket Rocket. Despite its weapon-y design, the Pocket Rocket is a proper e-bike.The tubular aluminum frame is mounted on two wheels with a fork suspension at the front and a coil spring at the back. The seat almost looks like an afterthought, awkwardly set on top of the main cannon. The wheels are fitted with hydraulic brakes with regenerative capability. The Rocket weighs in at 121 lb and in case the name of the e-bike and its shape aren’t rocket-y enough, the taillight is made to look like an afterburner. The Grom Reaper Takes You to E-Bike Heaven Meet the Sur-Ron Light Bee Long-Range E-Bike The countdown to the launch has startedWith so many new competitors joining in the electric motorcycle race, we get to see e-bikes of all shapes and sizes, but none quite as explosive as the SOL Motors Pocket Rocket.More E-Bikes Indian Startup Ultraviolette Announces E-Bike for 2019 The Pocket Rocket is propelled by a 220V battery and an 8.5 horsepower electric motor, which is enough firepower for the top-of-the-line S variant to reach a top speed of 50 miles per hour—the smaller entry-level model is rated at 30 mph. Not exactly torpedo fast, but fast enough to cruise about town. The range isn’t exactly ballistic but varies between a respectable 30 and 50 miles. The rider has a choice of three riding modes: Eco, Sport, and Wheelie because why wouldn’t you want the front wheel to shoot right up!Pricing starts roughly around $6,000 for the entry-level model and skyrockets to $7,500 for the S version. There is now say whether the German-built rocket will be fired across the ocean, so we won’t jump the gun, however, we’re pretty sure it would create a shock wave on the North American market. One thing is for sure, we’d all get to feel like Major Kongs. Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on October 8, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News read more