Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s annual auction of five moose hunting permits closed on August 10, with $30,761.50 taken in from the five winning bids. The auction helps fund Fish & Wildlife Department educational programs, such as the Green Mountain Conservation Camps for youths. Bids do not include the cost of a hunting license ($26 for residents and $100 for nonresidents) and a moose hunting permit fee ($100 for residents and $350 for nonresidents). Winning bidders can choose to hunt in any one of Vermont’s Wildlife Management Units open for moose hunting. The Fish & Wildlife Department held a lottery July 29, when 80 moose hunting permit winners were drawn from the more than 4,900 people who applied. Hunters are expected to take close to 34 moose during Vermont’s moose hunting seasons. Archery moose season is October 1-7. Regular moose season is October 21-26. Wildlife biologists estimate Vermont has 2,000 moose statewide. Source: Fish & Wildlife Department. www.vtfishandwildlife.com(link is external)VBM vermontbiz.com
Katie Herrmann, Los AlamosKatie is the daughter of Ryn and Hans Herrmann. She is the organizer of the Los Alamos Pet Parade, earning the Girl Scout Gold Award for her project. She is also a dedicated volunteer at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter, where she developed a Read to Dogs program to promote the improvement of reading skills for local youth. Katie plans to pursue a degree in Business at the University of New Mexico. Elektra Caffrey, Los AlamosElektra is the daughter of Josephine and Michael Caffrey. She serves as section leader for the LAHS Band and is the Los Alamos Chapter President of the National Art Honor Society. Elektra currently interns at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She aspires to study the application of artificial intelligence to combat climate change through clean energy generation and distribution and plans to pursue a degree in Computer Science at the University of New Mexico. ENTERPRISE BANK News:Enterprise Bank & Trust announces the winners of its inaugural Enterprise Bank Scholarship Program, given to graduating seniors from Los Alamos High School.Applicants were evaluated by the scholarship committee based on academic excellence, leadership experience and community volunteer work. Each recipient received a $2,000 scholarship.“We were pleased to have such strong candidates apply for the first scholarship program,” said Liddie Martinez, Enterprise’s president of the Los Alamos region. “I’m excited to announce three very deserving recipients that I know are going to accomplish great things!”Join Enterprise in congratulating the following scholarship recipients: Alyssa Parker, White RockAlyssa is the daughter of Marsha and Robert Parker. She is the Captain of the Los Alamos High School Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team. She spent last semester shadowing a physical therapist at Los Alamos Medical Center. Alyssa plans to pursue a degree in Nursing at Brigham Young University.About Enterprise Bank & TrustEnterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDAQ: EFSC), with approximately $7 billion in assets, is a bank holding company headquartered in Clayton, Mo. Enterprise operates 34 branch offices in Arizona, Kansas, Missouri and New Mexico. Enterprise offers a range of business and personal banking services and wealth management services. Enterprise Trust, a division of Enterprise Bank & Trust, provides financial planning, estate planning, investment management and trust services to businesses, individuals, institutions, retirement plans and non-profit organizations. Member FDIC.
The committee reviewing the guideline hourly rates is set to issue a short call for evidence next month.HHJ David Hodge QC, the circuit judge member of the Civil Justice Council costs committee conducting the review, told last week’s Association of Costs Lawyers conference that the consultation will open at the beginning of November.Lawyers will have a month to respond and will be asked for their views supported by evidence. Oral sessions will be held with selected professional bodies, organisations and firms in February 2014.Hodge said the committee will seek information from practitioners on salaries, fee income, hours claimed and overheads for each grade of fee-earner in each geographical band, as well as the spread of income between different areas of work.Guideline rates were last increased in 2010 and the committee has been charged with conducting a comprehensive evidence-based review and making recommendations to the master of the rolls by 31 March 2014 to assist him in setting new rates.Judge Hodge said the current rates are effectively based on data from 2007 and there is a need to review the current costs of running a law firm. As evidence emerges, the impact of the Jackson reforms and alternative business structures will have to be considered too, he added.Other issues include whether distinct rates should be set for significant areas of litigation – such as commercial, personal injury and clinical negligence – and rethinking the geographical bands.Murray Heining, chairman of the Association of Costs Lawyers, said: ‘It is imperative that costs lawyers and solicitors ensure that the committee has all the information it needs to recommend realistic and viable new rates.’
The Pittsburgh Steelers were more than happy to give the longtime Cleveland Browns cornerback a shot at all three.The Steelers signed Haden to a three-year contract on Wednesday night just hours after the Browns granted Haden his release.Haden, a two-time Pro Bowler, gives the defending AFC North champions an upgrade in the secondary in their bid to chase down Super Bowl champion New England.Haden’s deal has a total value of $27 million, said a person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because financial details were not released. Initial talks between Pittsburgh and Haden were first reported by ESPN.The Browns cut Haden earlier Wednesday, breaking ties with one of the few fixtures for a franchise that has spent the entirety of Haden’s seven-year career rebuilding and then rebuilding some more.They don’t do that in Pittsburgh. The Steelers reached the AFC title game in January only to get blown out by the Patriots, with Tom Brady throwing for 383 yards and three touchdowns.Pittsburgh made taking a more aggressive approach a top priority and Haden is eager to prove he’s still an elite defender after two subpar seasons marred by injury.The former first-round draft pick has 19 interceptions in seven seasons, but has been limited to just 18 games the past two years. Haden’s signing adds spice to the season opener between the Browns and Steelers on Sept. 10.This is the second straight season the Steelers have taken on a former Browns defender late in training camp. Pittsburgh sent a sixth-round pick in the 2018 draft to Cleveland last August for former first-round pick Justin Gilbert. Gilbert never earned a starting spot, played in just 12 games and was released the day after the Super Bowl.The expectations will be considerably higher for Haden, who will get a shot to line up opposite Artie Burns.Ross Cockrell and Coty Sensabaugh have spent much of training camp vying for a starting spot, but both could take on lesser roles or perhaps even be out of a job entirely depending on what direction the Steelers want to go in when rosters are trimmed to 53 on Saturday.The Steelers took cornerback Cam Sutton in the third round of the draft and also have veteran William Gay and Mike Hilton in the mix, among others.Pittsburgh went 11-5 last season despite a middling performance against the pass. The Steelers finished 16th in yards passing allowed, 15th in interceptions and ninth in sacks, rankings they have said repeatedly during training camp need to improve if they want any chance at catching up with the Patriots.If Haden can recapture some of the form he displayed in 2013 and 2014, the Steelers could inch closer to ending New England’s vice grip on AFC supremacy.___AP Sports Writer Tom Withers in Cleveland contributed to this report.___For more NFL coverage: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Haden needed a job, a change of scenery and a chance at a Super Bowl. In this Aug. 21, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) walks off the field after an NFL preseason football game against the New York Giants, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
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