Stinehour Press Announces End of Operations

first_imgStinehour Press Announces End of Operations (Lunenburg, Vt.) Managing Director and CEO Warren Bingham announced Monday, April 7, 2008, that The Stinehour Press, an award-winning book design and printing firm, will be ending operations and liquidating its assets after more than 50 years of operation in northern Vermont. The company, which had several million dollars in sales last year, employed a staff of 21 highly skilled workers. Although its been lovingly cared for, our offset press equipment is more than 25 years old and lacks many of the digital time-saving devices and speed of newer presses; and were behind the technology curve by not yet having adopted fully digital pre-press capability, Bingham said. Our sales force estimates that the company had to forfeit several million dollars in business last year because of capacity constraints caused by our old equipment, and we would need to invest at least $3 million to be competitive. In todays economy, when added to what weve already invested in the company, its beyond what a small group of committed owners can do. Were heart-broken that what began with so much hope and represents the hard work and passionate commitment of so many is ending.Bingham met with employees on Monday to advise them of the closing. He said workers will be paid for any accrued vacation time and, if possible, will receive severance pay based on seniority as long as the workout plan enables the company to provide it. The company has contacted the Vermont Department of Labor to advise them of the closing, and intends to be proactive in assisting workers in finding new employment.Founded by the legendary book designer and printer, Rocky Stinehour, the Press operated as a family-owned business until 1998 when it was sold to an Irish multi-national corporation. Its customer list includes many of the countrys leading arts and cultural institutions and its alumni include an impressive list of some of the most noted book designers and technicians in the country. Clients include the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Fine Art Museums, the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, the Norman Rockwell Museum, The Getty Museum, the Guggenheim, the Whitney and the Smithsonian. Publishers included Random House, Little-Brown and many university presses, including Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Princeton and Dartmouth. Several years after the initial sale, in 2001, the Irish parent company announced that it was leaving the printing business and planned to close the Press. The current owners, headed by Bingham, bought the business to forestall the closing and in hopes of restoring its prominent position in the book printing world. In addition to significant new capital investment, the new owners strengthened management and systems, rebuilt its sales force and restored its reputation for fine quality work. The company was recently described by the Washington Post as the premier book printer in the world and has won more than fifty prestigious awards for design and production quality over the past several years, including back-to-back awards as the SAAPI Printer of the Year of illustrated books in 2006 and 2007. In todays global economy it was not enough.The lines separating author, publisher, printer and distributor are blurring, and digital technology can make China or Reykjavik seem as close as Lunenburg, Bingham said. A new kind of book printing industry is evolving that is based on printing shorter runs of more titles including digital print-on-demand. This should bode well for Stinehour Press and our unique blend of art, craft and technology; but it arrives at the same time as we often see books projects from China for less than we can buy the paper. These are not good times for American manufacturers. I hope we know the full cost of what were buying as a society. When lowest cost is always the determining factor, it might be higher than we think.-30-last_img read more

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Omaha utility expects renewables to generate 40% of its power in 2019

first_imgOmaha utility expects renewables to generate 40% of its power in 2019 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Omaha World-Herald:The Omaha Public Power District board is stepping in to stop the fight over OPPD’s next major environmental policy — and trying to send both sides home as winners.The utility’s updated proposal weaves together the competing approaches of customers who want OPPD to set specific goals for how much renewable energy it uses and those who would rather the district reduce its carbon footprint, however possible.The board’s latest draft of Strategic Directive 7 does both, setting a “long-term goal” of OPPD providing at least 50 percent of its retail electricity from renewable sources while also aiming to reduce the utility’s overall “carbon intensity” by 20 percent from 2010 to 2030.“There’s nothing wrong with adding that 50 percent,” said Russ Baker, director of OPPD’s environmental and regulatory affairs. “It’s not going to change our direction, and it will really work hand-in-glove with the reduction in carbon intensity.”OPPD already expects its percentage of retail electricity from renewable sources to approach 40 percent in late 2019, when a wind energy project in northeast Nebraska comes online. The utility’s percentage of retail sales from renewable sources was 5.1 percent as recently as 2010.More: OPPD proposes goals of 50% renewables, 20% cut in ‘carbon intensity’last_img read more

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Mexican Government Confirms That U.S. Drones Have Flown Over Its Territory

first_img On 16 March, the Mexican government confirmed that U.S. unarmed pilotless aircraft (drones) have flown over its territory in order to gather intelligence information on organized crime, in actions under Mexican control and in compliance with domestic law. “The Mexican government, on specific occasions and in relation to specific events, has requested from the United States government the support of unmanned aircraft in order to obtain specific items” of security information, the Mexican National Security Council, a government body, announced in a statement. The overflights have taken place “particularly in the border area,” and their “objectives, the information to be collected, and the specific tasks to be carried out have been under the control of Mexican authorities,” the council affirmed. These actions have “a basis in” Mexican “federal law,” it emphasized. The U.S. daily the New York Times revealed on 16 March that Washington had begun to send drones, already used along the two countries’ shared border, into Mexican territory for intelligence actions against Mexico’s powerful drug cartels, at Mexico’s request and under its direction. The newspaper said that U.S. President Barack Obama and his Mexican counterpart, Felipe Calderón, formally agreed on these high-altitude flights at a meeting held on 3 March, but that they kept them secret due to their possible political and legal implications. By Dialogo March 18, 2011last_img read more

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The sun and the sea are no longer a sufficient offer, strategic changes in Croatian tourism are necessary

first_img“The sun and the sea are no longer a sufficient offer, strategic changes in Croatian tourism are necessary” is one of the conclusions of yesterday’s show Otvoreno, edited and hosted by Branko Nadjvinski, on HRT-u. CNTB Director Staničić stated that the number of accommodation reservations is stable and that it is expected to be at last year’s level. “This is confirmed by the current figures because the passing time is in a positive trend, there is no panic. The CNTB announced such trends last year, so we prepared an annual plan for this year and prepared campaigns. We have increased the budget for airline guests, we have intensified promotion in distant markets, the main season of fair appearances is behind us. So the situation is under control. As we approach the main season I am confident that booking will intensify further”, He explained. The main topic of the show was related to the weaker tourist forecast for this season and the struggle for every guest on the market. Strengthening Eastern Mediterranean competition such as Turkey and Greece, low prices and Brexit have a rather negative impact on Croatia’s tourism prospects – fewer and fewer reservations, and quality is becoming increasingly important. The sun and the sea are no longer a sufficient offer, strategic changes in Croatian tourism are necessary. “In tourism, nothing happens overnight unless something radical and unforeseen happens. As things stand now I think there is no reason to panic. The season will be at last year’s level and I wouldn’t consider it a failure. Croatia shares the fate of completely all Mediterranean destinations with the exception of Turkey and a little Greece. We are not in a corner where no one asks or books Croatia. Due to several global macroeconomic indicators, it can be seen that it will be difficult, but there is no reason to panic”, Answered Veljko Ostojic when asked if there is room for panic due to fewer accommodation reservations and added that it can be said that this year will be a weaker season if it is considered that growth will not be 6, 7 or 10 percent. “No need to worry. When it comes to tourism and alleged jumping, then sometimes we make too much noise. It will all fall into place, it will be somewhere at last year’s level. We need to talk about revenue, it’s time to talk about it. Last year, as we planned, we reached 12 billion euros with domestic turnover. The tourism development strategy said that 20 million tourists is the limit we should have reached in a year or two. But we have already reached it. Now there is talk of some decline, and we have figures that should have been in a year or two. We confuse some things, we have to work on quality in tourism. Will there be the same booking in a market or will it be equal to last year’s in a few months, it is certain that it will be the same as last year. But we need to work on quality and organization”, Minister Cappelli pointed out at the beginning. Kristjan Staničić HUP Deputy Director General Bernard Jakelić pointed out the fact that our tourism depends on trends in countries such as Italy, Great Britain and Germany. The share of tourism in GDP is 20 percent, and tourism as an economic activity is very fragile. “Dealing with tourism is the same as dealing with agriculture. It is an open-air industry, influenced by bad weather, political instability. There are various challenges that can affect tourism. Our entire economy is tied to the surrounding countries and any market disruption leads to imbalances and challenges in our economy and thus in tourism. But this was not unexpected, we could anticipate developments, such as Brexit, and we knew that the British would count every pound before deciding where to spend it. There is no need to panic and spread defeatism. We have a natural decline that is cyclical in all businesses, in all industries, and this is exactly what is happening with Croatian tourism. What we should do is raise the level of quality of our tourism to get more solvent guests more paying power and so we can amortize and prevent the decline”, He concluded. The show Otvoreno discussed tourism strategies needed by Croatia, and this time the Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli, the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, the director of the Croatian Tourism Association Veljko Ostojić, the deputy director general of HUP Bernard Jakelić and the president spoke about tourism in Croatia. Associations of travel agencies at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the President of the Board of Uniline Boris Žgomba. Gari Cappelli Boris Žgomba Source / Photo: HRT Boris Žgomba added that the decline in accommodation reservations could have been predicted because the indicators indicated that there would be a slowdown and a decrease in demand for Croatian destinations. “It is evident that the period of hyper-demand 2016-2018 is behind us, this year, and in the years to come, we will have to do our best for the guest, fight for the guest. That was predictable. The CNTB, the Ministry of Tourism, the private sector and everyone who can influence the quality and success of the tourist year are doing the best they can. The fact is that at this point the state of the reservation is weaker than last year, but we hope that this will be corrected and come into its own. The great success of Croatian tourism will be if we achieve the results from last year”, He points out. He also pointed out that tourists in Croatia spend more and more every year. “We work in segments where far more is spent and where guests stay all year round, such as health tourism. The government will make 6-7 major laws regarding tourism. We grew 20% in two years. It’s a huge shift. We have 4 million tourists per 20 million inhabitants, and Spain has 82 million tourists per 46 million inhabitants. Those are the numbersSaid Cappelli. “There are constant attempts to present that tourism is happening in Croatia, in a way by accident. But that is not the case. Tourism is a horizontal activity. How many times do I have to talk to 10 colleagues in the Government in order to be able to push through part of the law. Every good shift in tourism brings a shift in agriculture, the wood industry, and so on.”last_img read more

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Humphries takes checkers in Virginia Sprint Series opener

first_imgBy Jim HainesSHENANDOAH, Va. (April 2) – On a windy and cold Saturday night, the Virginia Sprint Series kicked off at Shenandoah Speedway and the cat and mouse chase between Tom Humphries and Jerald Harris continued.Humphries topped the trophy dash, then came out on top of the main event for IMCA EMI Rac­eSaver Sprint Cars.Charlie Ware and Tony Harris paced the feature field to green with Harris out first and Humphries and Jerald Harris right behind.The leader bobbled on lap two and Humphries shot to the front, leaving the Harris brothers to fight over second. Jerald got by on lap eight and set off after Humphries for the last half of the race.The top two really went at it but at the stripe Humphries held on for the win. Jerald Harris was se­cond and Anthony Linkenhoker third.On Saturday, April 16, the dirt season kicks off at Natural Bridge Speedway in Natural Bridge, Va.Feature results – 1. Tom Humphries; 2. Jerald Harris; 3. Anthony Linkenhoker; 4. Tony Harris; 5. Charlie Ware; 6. Josh Perreault; 7. French Grimes.last_img read more

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Brady set for Everton return

first_img “Robbie has trained this week which just goes to show what the medical people can do. It’s just over two weeks since the operation,” said Bruce. “We’ll see for a reaction but as long as there isn’t one he’ll come straight back in the squad. It’s quite remarkable what they can do to fix what is labelled as a hernia. “To be playing in two and a half weeks shows what they can do. “He’s pain free and running around like a two-year-old so let’s hope he stays like that.” Brady’s team-mate Stephen Quinn might be forgiven for taking news of the return to fitness with mixed feelings given he was the man to step up from the bench and replace him against Aston Villa. But he considers Brady – who is also a colleague with the Republic of Ireland – a close friend and insists any battle for the shirt is both friendly and productive for the side. “It’s great for the team to have this competition,” said Quinn. “Robbie coming back is great news for the team. I’m delighted for him because Robbie is such a good player and he got off to a great start in the Premier League. Brady was playing through the pain barrier in the early part of the season, scoring four times in the process, but could no longer go on and was sent for a hernia operation after netting the winner against West Ham on 1-0 on September 28. At the time there were fears he could be out for over a month but he is back in full training already and pushing for a place at Goodison Park on Saturday. Press Association “It’s always been that way, even last season. I pulled my hamstring and found it hard to get back because competition was really high. Now we have top players like (Tom) Huddlestone and (Jake) Livermore and that’s healthy too. “There’s a buzz around the place and there’s a really good camaraderie around the place.” Having been buoyed by Brady’s recovery, Bruce is also hoping to have good news on the contract front soon. Sone Aluko, who has impressed as the link man between midfield and attack this season, has been in talks for a number of weeks over a new deal. His current one expires at the end of the campaign and Bruce has spoken in the past about the need to tie him down before his on-field performances attract too much attention. “I’m going in to have a word with my bosses to see if there’s any development,” said the Tigers manager. “Maybe we’ll know a little bit in the next few days. “We’re trying our utmost to get it over the line so let’s hope this time next week everything will be hunky dory. “At the moment we’re still boxing a bit.” Bruce is not expecting any of his international players to have picked up injuries over the recent break but, as ever, will have little time to work with the likes of Egytian pair Ahmed Elmohamady and Gedo, and Honduras defender Maynor Figueroa after they return to the club following long-haul flights. Figueroa will at least be buoyed by scoring in the 2-2 draw in Jamaica which ensured his country will take part in the World Cup, while Elmohamady and Gedo were part of the Egypt squad thrashed 6-1 in their play-off first leg in Ghana. Hull manager Steve Bruce is expecting top-scorer Robbie Brady to make a quicker-than-expected return to action against Everton this weekend.last_img read more

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Wisconsin can’t handle Horseshoe, loses 31-13

first_imgPlaying in front of 105,301 fans Saturday afternoon at the Horseshoe in a showdown of Big Ten conference unbeatens, the Wisconsin football team was able to double Ohio State’s total offensive yards and limit dual threat quarterback Terrelle Pryor to 122 yards of offense.If only total yards were directly correlated to total points.The Badgers were outclassed 31-13 by the Buckeyes for the third time in head coach Bret Bielema’s tenure due to 21 points given up with the defense sitting on the bench. Two touchdowns came directly off junior quarterback Scott Tolzien’s interceptions and the third touchdown — possibly the final nail in UW’s coffin — was a Buckeye kick return for a score.“It is a 31-13 game and 21 points were scored when our defense wasn’t on the field,” Bielema said. “Any time that happens you have no chance of winning on the road in the Big Ten.”Wisconsin looked like a 5-0 team for much of the first half, moving the ball with a balanced offense and capitalizing on opportunities when they came.One such opportunity was UW’s first touchdown of the game, a nine yard scamper by safety/holder Chris Maragos on a fake field goal attempt. Maragos — who made the call for the fake — was able to dive over the pylon beating OSU defenders to the edge.“I was looking for a certain look and we got the look and we put it on,” Maragos said. “I knew it was going to be a race to the corner, Garrett threw a great block, just went dove and got there. It was good but it doesn’t really matter because we lost.”With kicker Philip Welch converting on a 50-yard field goal with 1:12 left in the half, it appeared certain UW would enter the locker room with all the momentum.However, Pryor came alive for one drive during the game, marching OSU down the field with his legs and arm before floating a 32-yard TD pass.“Because they have been in four straight Big Ten championships, if you want to be considered a player in this league you have to beat Ohio State,” Bielema said. “It is something that I will definitely, personally be able to think about for another year.”It would be a severe understatement to say the game got away from Wisconsin in the final 30 minutes.The Buckeyes punched in their second “pick-six” of the game after Tolzien underthrew a pass towards the sideline.“The first [interception] I just threw it late across the middle and threw it high,” Tolzien said. “The second one there was a linebacker dropping and I thought I could get it over the top of him, and it was too close to call. At that point you shouldn’t throw it.”After a Welch field goal cut the score to 21-13 in favor of OSU, the Buckeyes immediately pushed the lead to 28-13 with a Ray Small 96-yard return straight down the middle of the field.According to Bielema, UW was simply out-toughed on the play.“The biggest thing that you have to emphasize in coverage is just keep moving down the field,” Bielema said. “Players a lot of times when they see they are about ready to get blocked will stop and that is the last thing you want to do.”Although Tolzien wouldn’t attribute any blame to his offensive line, the junior signal caller was never able to find room in the pocket, a difficult task when trailing by three touchdowns in the second half. Tolzien finished the game with 250 yards on 45 attempts and was sacked six times after taking just two sacks in the previous five games.“I don’t think we gave him a chance,” UW guard John Moffitt said. “I don’t think we set up the pocket enough to give him a chance to get comfortable.”“I don’t know if since I have been in the league I have ever seen defensive linemen rotation and the depth that they have got,” Bielema added. “To be able to keep coming with new guys and the four guys that started are pretty special.”A quirky game in many respects, Maragos is confident the team will learn how to finish the plays needed to win games.“We had the ball, and I felt like we were on the sideline forever,” Maragos said. “But again, it goes back to scoring points and we didn’t score points.”last_img read more

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NBA or WWE? Watch Embiid and Towns’ ugly fight as Simmons chokes KAT

first_img WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago NBA: Knicks’ Dennis Smith Jr and Reggie Bullock lose family members COMMENT 10 months ago NBA: Rockets fan arrested for allegedly punching Pelicans’ coach FOLLOW US Written By EMBIID VS. TOWNS RING THE DAMN BELL pic.twitter.com/Y7glrNEA8x— Joel Wobiid (@WorldWideWob) October 31, 2019 STF!Ben Simmons taps out Karl Anthony Towns called by Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler REMIX pic.twitter.com/K7kTGzZxnp— James Wobden (@WorldWideWob) October 31, 2019 WATCH US LIVE Read | NBA: Stephen Curry breaks left hand after bad fall against SunsEmbiid scored 19 points and five rebounds, while Towns finished the game with 13 points and six rebounds. The home crowd cheered for Embiid, who shadow-boxed all the way to the locker room. Though Simmons was not ejected, he might be fined later on. Both Embiid and Towns took the fight to social media, commenting on the issue through their Twitter accounts. Last Updated: 31st October, 2019 15:20 IST NBA Or WWE? Watch Embiid And Towns’ Ugly Fight As Simmons Chokes KAT NBA: Karl-Anthony Towns and Joel Embiid recently got into a brawl during the Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves game on Thursday, October 32. Read | ATL VS MIA Dream11 NBA 2019-20: Game Prediction And Squad DetailsRead | NBA: Rockets fan arrested for allegedly punching Pelicans’ coach I aIN’t nO BiTcHRaiSeD ARoUnD LiOnS🧢🧢🧢🧢🧢🧢🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡#BitchTalk pic.twitter.com/5ujFmRXh9Q— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) October 31, 2019center_img Read | NBA: Watch James Harden drop 59 points in Rockets’ win over WizardsThe brawl began halfway through Q3 when Philadelphia were leading 75-55. The NBA stars wrestled each other to the ground before the officials cleared the benches in order to stop the fight. Sixers’ Ben Simmons also placed himself in the scuffle, as he put Towns in a chokehold on the ground. Embiid then made his way towards the bench with a smile gracing his face. Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid and Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns got into what was probably NBA’s most high-profile brawl in years. The seven-footers were at odds all evening, so their all-out fight was no surprise to the viewers. The players wrestled each other, which ended with the benches clearing and Ben Simmons choking Towns as Embiid encouraged the crowd. After being separated, Embiid and Towns were ejected from the game. Philadelphia beat Minnesota with a 117-95 lead at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. 10 months ago NBA: Anthony Davis hits the 40-20 mark and breaks LA Lakers record LIVE TV Devika Pawar That tough guy act ain’t cutting it …. you know what you are.. you know what you’ve always been>>> A PUSSY (SAY IT LOUDER FOR PEOPLE IN THE BACK) Been kicking your ass and pretty please make the playoffs before you talk. It’s a known thing that I OWN YOU. @KarlTowns pic.twitter.com/Izqwk3pEnM— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) October 31, 2019 LOOK AT THIS MOVE SIMMONS PUT ON KAT pic.twitter.com/nCUHBjGO6Z— Joel Wobiid (@WorldWideWob) October 31, 2019 First Published: 31st October, 2019 15:20 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago NBA: Stephen Curry breaks left hand after bad fall against Suns 10 months ago NBA: Detroit Pistons’ Markieff Morris fined $35K for abusing refereelast_img read more

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