Revision Eyewear Hosts Open House for their New State-of-the-Art Facility in Essex Juntion, Vermont

first_imgEssex Junction, VT (September 20, 2007)– Revision Eyewear, developers of purpose-built military eyewear, have moved their Williston, Vermont operations to a new state-of-the-art facility in Essex Junction, Vermont. The move was necessitated by Revisions dynamic growth in the marketplace for superior ballistic eyewear protection for the military and law enforcement agencies. The move to larger facilities allows Revision to continue on its growth trajectory. As part of the move, Revision also went live with a new ERP system that will provide Revision with increased scalability as the company moves ahead.August 29th, marked the official opening of the new office with a ribbon cutting ceremony performed by Vermont’s Senator Leahy and Revision’s CEO, Jonathan Blanshay. A tour of the facility followed, followed by a facility tour.The following day, the festivities continued as Revision hosted Vermont Governor Jim Douglas in a ceremony announcing Revisions support of the Vermont National Guard Fallen Heroes Memorial with a ceremonial check of $50,000 presented by Jonathan Blanshay to General Tom Drew of the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation. A tour of the facility followed for customers, suppliers, local politicians, media, employees and their families.”The new facility in Essex Junction, will be Revision’s operational hub for assembly, warehousing, logistics, sales and customer service, engineering, quality assurance, internal ballistic and optical testing,” Jonathan Blanshay, President of Revision Eyewear Ltd. said. “Revision’s staffing requirements have grown significantly in the past year, reflecting Revision’s growth in both domestic and international markets as well as our product line expansion. The new facility and increased IT capabilities not only provides Revision with the springboard for additional growth but will also provide our customers with continued superior service.”Revision Eyewear designs and manufactures advanced protective eyewear such as the Sawfly” Military Eyewear System, the Desert Locust” Military Goggle, the Bullet Ant” Tactical Goggle, the Rx Carrier Vision Correction System, and the new Revision Eyewear Ballistic Visors developed for the Canadian Department of National Defence. All of Revision’s Eyewear Systems have been developed for maximum eye protection for high-threat and hostile environments while providing the wearer extreme functionality, comfort, and convenience.ABOUT REVISIONRevision Eyewear develops special purpose-built eyewear for military, law enforcement, and tactical clients worldwide. Revision products deliver the highest standards of protection, optical clarity, durability, compatibility and comfort. Clients include the U.S. Army, the Belgian Ministry of Defence, UK Ministry of Defence, Singapore Special Forces, and the Canadian Department of National Defence. Privately owned and ISO 9001:2000 certified, Revisions operational facility is located in Essex Junction, Vermont with offices in the U.K. and Canada. For more information, visit www.revisioneyewear.com(link is external), write info@revisioneyewear.com(link sends e-mail), or call 603-436-1748.last_img read more

Dartmouth-Hitchcock boards affirm plan for closing $50 million gap

first_imgIn 2009 alone, Dartmouth-Hitchcock absorbed Medicaid losses of more than $57 million in New Hampshire and almost $30 million in Vermont. Over the past six months, a steadily increasing gap between expenses and revenues led to a significant shortfall in Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Fiscal Year 2010operating budget. Dartmouth-Hitchcock is a national leader in evidence-based and patient-centered health care. The system includes hundreds of physicians, specialists, and other providers who work together at different locations to meet the health care needs of patients in northern New England. In addition to primary care services at local community practices, Dartmouth-Hitchcock patients have access to specialists in almost every area of medicine, as well as world-class research at Dartmouth Medical School and centers such as the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice (TDI).Dartmouth-Hitchcock includes: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, New Hampshire’s internationally known and nationally ranked academic medical center The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, a network of more than 900 primary and specialty care physicians located throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, with major community group practices in Lebanon, Concord, Manchester, Nashua and Keene. Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD), New Hampshire’s only children’s hospital Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 40 National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. In addition, Dartmouth-Hitchcock will continue to aggressively identify cost-savings in non-personnel expenses, including such areas as supply management, travel, and purchased services.’These decisions have been difficult to make but they were guided by our mission and vision and the principles of fairness and equity,’ wrote Formella and Weinstein. ‘Above all, our decisions have been directed by our commitment to the patients and families who define our reason for being here.’ To help employees with these higher costs, health insurance contributions will vary by salary levels: those who earn less will pay less for comparable premiums while those who earn more will support more of the cost-sharing. The base defined benefit and defined contribution plan will remain the same, and shall continue to be funded. For those who participate in the matching program, effective January 1st , Dartmouth-Hitchcock contributions will no longer be automatically deposited each pay period. Source: DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK. 9.13.2010 The shortfall in Fiscal Year 2010 placed additional pressure on the starting point for Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Fiscal Year 2011 budget which, if left unchecked, would have resulted in a $50 million gap between revenues and expenses. The specific steps in the budget plan were outlined by Formella and Weinstein in their message to employees, and include: a 2% average salary increase, based on performance, effective January 1, 2011. Other board actions The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Boards of Trustees have approved a Fiscal Year 2011 budget, intended to close a projected $50 million budget gap, which includes reducing 4 percent of the workforce and cutting its health insurance share, while maintaining the organization’s goals of high-quality, high-value, patient-centered healthcare. In addition to the approval of the Fiscal Year 2011 budget, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Boards also: Reaffirmed their commitment to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, which will allow Dartmouth-Hitchcock to strategically partner with other health care providers in the region to achieve growth and greater efficiency through collaboration, and not costly and redundant competition. This collaborative approach will mean greater value for the health care consumer, making care better, safer, and more efficient through the integration of services across the full cycle of care. Voiced continuing support for ‘eD-H,’ the April, 2011, launch of Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s organization-wide clinical information system, also known as the electronic health record (EHR). The eD-H implementation will meet the federal mandate for the EHR three years ahead of the2014 deadline, and will connect virtually every key clinical function in the organization, helping to deliver better, safer, more coordinated and more efficient care. The Fiscal Year 2011 budget reflects the changing health care, demographic, and economic environment, as well as Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s continuing evolution as a model of delivering high-quality, value-based patient care at lower cost. The plan was informed by Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s comprehensive patient-centered and academically-based mission and vision, and supported by clearly defined strategic goals and imperatives that serve as Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s guide for advancing the health of the region and the nation.‘As we address longer’term plans, we face immediate issues,’ wrote Dartmouth-Hitchcock Co-Presidents Nancy A. Formella, MSN, RN, and Dr. James N. Weinstein, in a Sept. 13 message to all Dartmouth-Hitchcock employees. ‘Our challenges, like those of other health care organizations across the United States, are real. We have been hit hard by the recession, reduced payments, and increasing need for our services.’ ‘Dartmouth-Hitchcock is as well-positioned as any academic health system in the nation to excel in the years ahead,’ said Hospital Board of Trustees Chair Jennie L. Norman. ‘We have the strategic blueprint in place to guide us. Yes, we have some very real challenges to overcome in the near term, but our future is bright, and we are confident our organization and people are up to this test.’ The Boards of Trustees may approve an annual contribution to the matching program for above-budget performance. There will be no changes or reductions to the Earned Time or vacation program for current employees of Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Employees hired after January 1, 2011, will be offered a lesser amount of paid time off. There will be no change to the coverage of the health insurance plans offered, nor will there be any changes in short- and long-term disability or life insurance benefits. ‘Dartmouth-Hitchcock employees have been taking care of the people of northern New England for generations, and we are deeply committed to the public trust we hold,’ wrote Formella and Weinstein. ‘We feel extremely fortunate to be working with individuals who demonstrate every day, the care, commitment, and continuing excellence that makes our future so bright. Together we face some very real challenges, but we are confident we ‘ all of us ‘ are up to the test. At its regular quarterly meeting Sept. 2-3, the Trustees also reaffirmed Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s commitment to several major projects, including the ‘eD-H’ electronic health records project and the ongoing development of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, an integrated health system that will coordinate resources, expand access to the specialized services and research available at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and enhance the quality of care in communities throughout New Hampshire and eastern Vermont. Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s presidents, officers, vice presidents, department chairs, and center directors will receive no salary increase. A reduction in the size of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock workforce of 300 full-time equivalent positions. The reduction, over the next 12 months, will be accomplished through elimination of targeted vacancies, attrition, and redesigning work, with layoffs as a last resort. The reductions will come from across the Dartmouth-Hitchcock system. A change in the portion of health insurance paid by employees. Dartmouth-Hitchcock will pay approximately 80% of employees’ health insurance costs, bringing Dartmouth-Hitchcock in line with cost sharing at other hospitals and health systems.last_img read more

AM Best upgrades issuer credit ratings of National Life and subsidiaries

first_imgNational Life Group,AM Best Co has upgraded the issuer credit ratings (ICR) to ‘a+’ from ‘a’ and affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) of National Life Insurance Company (NLIC) (Montpelier, VT) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Life Insurance Company of the Southwest (Dallas, TX) (together known as National Life). These companies are the insurance subsidiaries of NLV Financial Corporation (NLVF) (Montpelier, VT), which is the intermediate holding company in the organization’s mutual holding company structure. Concurrently, A.M. Best has upgraded the ICR and senior debt ratings to ‘bbb+ from ‘bbb’ of NLVF. AM Best also has upgraded the debt rating to ‘a-’ from ‘bbb+’ on NLIC’s $200 million 10.50% surplus notes, due 2039. The outlook for the FSR is stable, while the outlook for the ICRs and debt has been revised to stable from positive. (See below for a detailed listing of NLVF’s debt ratings.)The rating actions reflect National Life’s favorable financial performance over the last several years despite a difficult economic environment. National Life recorded full-year 2010 GAAP and statutory earnings of $122.4 million and $116.8 million, respectively. National Life continues to exhibit a solid performance in 2011, with GAAP and statutory earnings run-rates consistent with 2010. A.M. Best notes that National Life experienced a below average level of investment losses during the 2008-2009 financial crisis relative to its peers, and investment impairments have been minimal for the first half of 2011. In addition, National Life’s risk-adjusted capital was strengthened by its 2009 surplus note issuance, and the group has maintained its strong capitalization through organic earnings in 2010 and 2011.National Life’s ratings recognize its consistent operating performance, continued conservative risk profile and diverse distribution channels. The company also benefits from its competitive positions in the indexed universal life (UL) insurance and 403(b) indexed annuity markets, as well as its good expense management.On an annual basis, National Life consistently generates more than $100 million of statutory net operating income (net of policyholder dividends and tax and before realized gains and losses). National Life’s investment portfolio’which is currently in a net unrealized gain position of approximately $1.2 billion’is conservatively managed, with limited exposure to structured securities other than approximately $500 million of commercial mortgage-backed securities. All residential mortgaged-backed securities held by National Life are agency-backed and rated triple-A without exposure to Alt-A or subprime collateral. In addition, National Life continues to exercise discipline in product design, while maintaining competitive positions within its niche markets (indexed life insurance and indexed annuities). National Life ranked fourth in industry sales for indexed UL and also was a top 10 producer of indexed annuities in 2010. Mutual fund sales by National Life’s investment management affiliate, Sentinel Investments, also have been quite strong, as assets under management have doubled since 2007.Offsetting these positive rating factors is National Life’s exposure to indexed products, which subjects its earnings to modest equity market volatility. Additionally, the 2009 surplus note issuance increased National Life’s GAAP financial leverage (currently 22%, excluding other comprehensive income); however, it remains within AM Best’s guidelines for the company’s current ratings and is expected to decline over time. At the same time, National Life’s GAAP interest coverage (currently five times) has been pressured by the additional interest expense on the surplus notes and is only minimally adequate for the current ratings. However, A.M. Best notes that the group’s coverage ratios also are supported by approximately $95 million of cash and invested assets at NLVF.AM Best believes that National Life is well positioned at the current rating level for the foreseeable future. However, downward rating pressure may occur should National Life experience weakening earnings, a material decline in risk-adjusted capitalization or significant deterioration in investment performance.The following debt ratings have been upgraded:NLV Financial Corporation ‘– to ‘bbb+’ from ‘bbb’ on $75 million 6.50% senior unsecured notes, due 2035– to ‘bbb+’ from ‘bbb’ on $200 million 7.50% senior unsecured notes, due 2033National Life has been the state’s largest Vermont-based company for most of the last quarter century, at least. See STORY from Vermont Business Magazine’s Vermont 100+ ranking from last January. Vermont Business Magazine will issue its 25th annual Vermont 100+ ranking in its January 2012 edition. At that time, it is expected that Green Mountain Coffee Roasters will ascend to the top position.The principal methodology used in determining these ratings is Best’s Credit Rating Methodology — Global Life and Non-Life Insurance Edition, which provides a comprehensive explanation of AM Best’s rating process and highlights the different rating criteria employed. Additional key criteria utilized include: ‘Risk Management and the Rating Process for Insurance Companies’; ‘Understanding BCAR for Life/Health Insurers’; ‘A.M. Best’s Liquidity Model For U.S. Life Insurers’; ‘Rating Members of Insurance Groups’; ‘AM Best’s Perspective on Operating Leverage’; and ‘A.M. Best’s Ratings & the Treatment of Debt.’ Methodologies can be found at www.ambest.com/ratings/methodology(link is external).Founded in 1899, AM Best Company is the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source. For more information, visit www.ambest.com(link is external).last_img read more

Ghosts of the Smokies: New Book Unearths History Behind Cemeteries in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

first_imgBefore it was a set aside for posterity as one of the nation’s first national parks, the land within what is now Great Smoky Mountains National Park was home to thriving communities of Southern Appalachian highlanders.Now, that long-ago history is being detailed in an intriguing way by local author Gail Palmer, who’s new book “Cemeteries of the Smokies” was just published by the Great Smoky Mountains Association.In addition to a genuine chronicling of Appalachian lore and legend, the book serves as an extensive graveyard guidebook, listing nearly 5,000 graves along with their GPS coordinates, spread out across more than 150 graveyards within the park. There’s also a 96-page list of graves that were relocated before the flooding initiated by the construction of Fontana Dam in the 1940’s.Learn more about Palmer’s book here.last_img read more

Splendid Isolation

first_imgThen the showstopper — lunch on my last day out at the top of Big Bald Mountain. Easily accessible from Asheville and with panoramic views rivaling those of the renowned Roan Highlands, it’s a popular destination, sometimes even crowded. But thanks to widespread self-isolation, I had it all to myself. I could look out in every direction on hills, valleys, farms and towns. One stirring view of distant mountain ridges couldn’t ease my persistent case of the Covid-19 blues. Neither could one frosty night snug in a tent or one hard, cathartic climb. Photo courtesy of Dan DeWitt I took off on this hike spontaneously in late March, not knowing that I was slipping through the last permissible window before even the wilderness was closed for business. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has since warned not just against thru-hiking the trail, as it had at the start of my trip, but against setting foot on it at all. State and national parks have been shuttered. So have trailheads, shelters and hikers’ hostels. The effect of all this is not to diminish the seriousness of Covid-19, but to be amazed that, despite it, the earth is still as hospitable and beautiful as it is. It took time, the accumulation of sensations, and it wasn’t until I’d reached my second campsite, filling water bottles and watching sunlight sift through hardwoods, that the Appalachian Trail finally worked its magic. Relief is especially sure to come in the right company, which the restrictions at the time pretty much limited to either a family member or something good to read. And I happened to be in the middle of the perfect book for the times, Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything, which I read late into each night by flashlight like a kid under the covers. As the title suggests, the subject of this 2003 opus is the world, actually the universe, and each highly readable episode of scientific discovery is framed by a central theme: Given that the history of the earth is a history of calamities, most of which could be repeated at any moment, we are extremely lucky to be alive. Still, it seemed a shame to cut off access to wild areas, which can offer the best prevention for the disease’s spread — at some points, I could measure my social distance in miles — as well as the best cure for the disorienting mix of boredom and anxiety that for most of us is still, thankfully, the main symptom.center_img On my three-day hike on a 43-mile section of trail north of Asheville, N.C. I saw, along with the previously mentioned signs of spring, tiny violets lining the edges of the trail and boldy ribbed, brilliantly green shoots of Indian hellebore sprouting from a soaked stream bank. The trees were bare enough at higher elevations that, walking along ridge tops or descending on switchbacks, I was treated with long views of far off mountains. Then there are large-scale threats, including, of course, global warming and the catastrophic sea level rise that was widely predicted even 17 years ago and that, at its worst, still might not be as devastating as the effects of the many crippling ice ages of the past. Asteroid impacts like the one that killed off dinosaurs have actually happened pretty regularly in the long history of the earth, and the next one would hit with less warning than commonly believed. (Forecasting has since improved, I learned later, but is by no means failsafe.) Or consider that scientists have come to recognize that Yellowstone National Park sits on one of the world’s largest active volcanoes and that if the next eruption turns out to be as big as the last one, it would cover most of the West — “the breadbasket of America, an area that produces roughly half of the world’s cereals” — in a suffocating blanket of sterile ash. All necessary measures, of course. It’s hard to imagine more fertile grounds for the virus than the communal grunge of crowded AT campsites. And the few thru-hikers I did pass, having been out on the trail for weeks, lived in a time warp where the standard response to meeting a friendly stranger was to step forward, not back. The perils Bryson catalogues include the microscopic, and he practically forecasts a Covid-19-like pandemic by noting the vast destructive potential of viruses — “a piece of nucleic acid surrounded by bad news,” in the words of one scientist he quotes — and the regular emergence of lethal new varieties. The world, as they say, was at my feet, scarred by an interstate and a few sprawling subdivisions, but still mostly intact. Immersed in the woods rather than the news, I could appreciate that ancient mountains still stand, that snowdrops and robins still reappear in spring, that the world is worthy not only of lamentation but of marvel. For the first time in weeks, I felt pretty good.last_img read more

Tests reveal mild avian flu in ducks in 2 states

first_img Recent tests on birds in Michigan, Maryland, and Pennsylvania identified the low-pathogenic “North American” strain of H5N1, and recent tests on wild northern pintail ducks in Montana confirmed the presence of H5N3, another mild strain. In late September, investigators found the virus in Illinois ducks when they collected samples from healthy migratory green-winged teals in Fulton County in west-central Illinois, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) said in a news release. The samples were sent to the USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NSVL) in Ames, Iowa, where 5 of 11 samples tested positive for H6N2. Initial screening results on Sep 29 indicated that H5 and N1 subtypes might be present, but further testing was needed to confirm the subtypes and assess the pathogenicity. The USDA said it’s not unusual for a specific subtype to be identified in initial screening tests but not be isolated in confirmatory testing, because the screening tests are so sensitive. In this case, rapid screening yielded weak positive results for the H5 and N1 subtypes, but confirmatory testing instead found the H6 and N2 subtypes. Previously announced genetic testing had already ruled out the presence of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain. The birds were collected on Oct 8 as part of an expanded wild bird monitoring program involving the USDA, the DOI, and investigators from the lower 48 states. In an Oct 14 news release, the agencies said, “Initial tests confirm that these wild bird samples do not contain the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain that has spread through birds in Asia, Europe, and Africa. Initial test results indicate the presence of low-pathogenic avian influenza virus, which poses no threat to human health.” Last week, the USDA and DOI announced that investigators in Ohio had detected H5 and N1 subtypes in samples from apparently healthy wild northern pintail ducks in Ottawa County, in northern Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie. The ducks had been killed by a hunter. Oct 17 USDA-DOI news release on avian flu in Illinois ducks Low-pathogenic avian flu viruses often occur naturally in wild birds and cause only minor sickness or no noticeable signs of disease. They pose no risk to human health. However, low-pathogenic strains sometimes mutate into deadly strains. Thirty-five samples obtained from the ducks were screened at the Ohio Department of Agriculture Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. Two of the samples were sent to the NVSL for confirmation, and one tested positive for both the H5 and N1 components, which could mean the duck was infected with either one H5N1 strain or two separate avian flu viruses. Oct 18, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Federal officials announced yesterday that final tests confirmed that a mild strain of H6N2 avian influenza—not the deadly H5N1 type—was found in green-winged teals in Illinois last month. Meanwhile, initial tests on wild ducks in Ohio also suggest a mild strain of avian flu. Oct 14 USDA-DOI news release on avian flu in Ohio ducks See also:last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp tells Liverpool to sign Ajax ace David Neres ahead of Arsenal and Chelsea

first_imgAdvertisement Jurgen Klopp tells Liverpool to sign Ajax ace David Neres ahead of Arsenal and Chelsea Metro Sport ReporterMonday 6 May 2019 11:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link405Shares Comment Liverpool have joined the race to sign Ajax’s David Neres (Picture: Getty)Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to sign Ajax ace David Neres ahead of Premier League rivals Arsenal and Chelsea, reports say.Brazilian forward Neres has enjoyed another impressive season for Champions League semi-finalists Ajax, scoring 11 goals and providing ten assists in all competitions.The 22-year-old’s performances have caught the attention of a number of English clubs, with London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea both interested in securing his signature.Unai Emery is desperate to bolster his squad at the Emirates while Chelsea will look to inject some talent into Stamford Bridge if their transfer ban is delayed.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityReal Madrid have also been keeping tabs on Neres ahead of the summer transfer window but The Sun say Liverpool boss Klopp is keen to bring the Brazil international to Anfield.AdvertisementAdvertisementDespite the Reds enjoying a superb season – amassing 94 Premier League points and reaching the Champions League last-four – Klopp is aware that he needs to continue strengthening his squad.And it is claimed the German manager has identified Neres, who will hope to help Ajax reach the Champions League final this week, as a top target.Ajax have one foot in the final after beating Spurs 1-0 in the first leg in north London last week. Liverpool, meanwhile, face European exit after losing 3-0 to Barcelona. Jurgen Klopp is an admirer of the Brazilian forward (Picture: Getty)Ahead of Tuesday’s second leg at Anfield, Klopp said: ‘It is a long season and there is at least a little chance to make it even longer.‘If not, these are the last two home games of an incredible season, and I think we should celebrate that with a good performance on the pitch and a very, very good performance in the stands.‘That would be really nice. The approach we will take is that we try to win the game, if that makes sense. You only can deal with it step by step. We don’t have to score three in the first 10 minutes.‘The last five minutes are enough to score three if it is still 0-0. Let’s give it a try with all we have. That is what we have always done and we will do again.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Advertisementlast_img read more

Extra yard space clinches deal in $1.025m sale

first_img10 Patomar Street, KedronThis modern two-storey home has sold at auction for $1.025m. Place Newmarket sales consultant Matthew Jabs said it was the 587sq m block at 10 Patomar St, Kedron, that attracted a number of potential buyers. Inside 10 Patomar St, KedronMr Jabs said that the people looking to buy in the area were generally families and young couples looking for affordable future family homes. “A lot of people move into the area for the schools, and it’s pretty close to the city as well,” he said. Inside 10 Patomar St, KedronAccording to the latest data from CoreLogic, the median house price in Kedron is $729,000.In a cul-de-sac, the property has an open-plan living and dining area with high ceilings which open out to an entertaining area and outdoor kitchen. Inside 10 Patomar St, KedronUpstairs, the master suite has a walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite. On the same level, there are three additional bedrooms, including one with its own ensuite, plus a family room. Inside 10 Patomar St, Kedron“A lot of that area is packaged with the standard 405sq m block, but this has a little more yard,” he said.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“Having side access and more land than a smaller-lot home were the big things.”last_img read more

Widow of ex-Korean Air boss convicted of assaulting workers

first_imgSEOUL – The widow of the former Korean Air chairman received a suspended prison sentence Tuesday for assault and other abuses of her chauffeur, security guard and other employees in a case that extended a bizarre legal saga surrounding the company’s founding family. While prosecutors had sought a jail term of two-and-a-half years, the court said it considered Lee’s age and that she was acknowledging responsibility. It wasn’t immediately known whether prosecutors or Lee would appeal the ruling. (AP) Lee Myung-hee, the widow of former Korean Air Chairman Cho Yang-ho leaves the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. APcenter_img The Seoul Central District Court found the 70-year-old Lee Myung-hee guilty of habitual abuse toward helpless “victims who were under her influence” and sentenced her to a two-year prison sentence suspended by three years.last_img read more