Business Agency – Marketoloji http://marketoloji.com/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 09:31:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://marketoloji.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-1-150x150.png Business Agency – Marketoloji http://marketoloji.com/ 32 32 DC prepares to protest vaccine mandate https://marketoloji.com/dc-prepares-to-protest-vaccine-mandate/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 02:32:00 +0000 https://marketoloji.com/dc-prepares-to-protest-vaccine-mandate/ Prior to the weekend, there was extensive planning and briefing between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, Metropolitan Police Department, U.S. Park Police and others, an official said. federal law enforcement at CNN. The Metropolitan Police held a conference call with business leaders and assured them there will be a visible law […]]]>

Prior to the weekend, there was extensive planning and briefing between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, Metropolitan Police Department, U.S. Park Police and others, an official said. federal law enforcement at CNN.

The Metropolitan Police held a conference call with business leaders and assured them there will be a visible law enforcement presence ready to make arrests for illegal entry if customers refuse to leave a private business , according to a source familiar with security plans in Washington.

The United States Capitol Police, with assistance from the Montgomery County Police Department (Md.), is moving to staffing the bridge this weekend, according to sources familiar with the planning. The agency declined to provide specific details about its security plan.

“I am confident in our preparation for this weekend,” U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger told CNN in a statement. He said the agency is watching “closely” especially the “Defeat the Mandates: An American Homecoming” event scheduled for Sunday on the National Mall.

The protest aims to bring together those who oppose vaccine mandates and passports, Covid-19 vaccines for children and other coronavirus requirements.

The permit filed with the National Park Service says the event could attract up to 20,000 people. It begins Sunday morning at the Washington Monument and ends at the Lincoln Memorial this afternoon. Speakers include Robert Kennedy Jr. and former “60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan, according to the event’s website.

Also on Saturday, “Refuse Fascism” protesters plan to rally outside the Supreme Court to demand abortion rights. Separately, the National Pro-Life Summit in Washington on Saturday will feature former Vice President Mike Pence, who has repeatedly called for Roe v. Wade.

The weekend protests follow Friday’s March for Life, in which around 30 men who appeared to be linked to the Patriot Front, an American white supremacist nationalist group, showed up, drawing a large police presence.

Base Capitol Police officers have been warned of potential violence this weekend and that the White House is a potential target for protesters, according to a source familiar with the communications.

DHS has no information “pointing to specific and credible threats related to events that occurred tomorrow and this weekend in the National Capital Region,” a department spokesperson told CNN.

However, “the United States is going through a period of heightened threat,” the spokesperson added, noting that domestic violent extremists and those inspired or motivated by foreign terrorists or other malign foreign influences continue to pose a threat.
And officials are concerned because the events center on issues that are the subject of disinformation campaigns by foreign and domestic threat actors, according to the federal law enforcement official.

While there were no credible, specific calls for violence related to the protests, there was a mixture of online chatter related to the weekend, ranging from comments about the perceived ineffectiveness of the events not violent to speculation that the protests are a trap for law enforcement to stop. the people who attend. There is also the possibility of clashes with counter-protesters, the official said.

“The goal is to ensure that those who come to the district to participate in constitutionally protected events can do so safely,” the official said.

In response to CNN’s investigation into whether the “Defeat the Mandates” march might bring in extremists or hate groups, Rita Shreffler, director of media relations for Children’s Health Defense, which is planning the event, said in an email that they are committed to nonviolent resistance and that vaccination mandates are a form of “government sponsored violence”.

Organizers of “Defeat the Mandates” told CNN they were adding security to ensure a peaceful event. They have “contracted full private security who will work with local and federal law enforcement to maintain the peace of this march,” Louisa Clary, the march’s director, told CNN.

Extremism researchers point out that the “Defeat the Mandates” event and a similar two-day event this weekend called the “World Wide Rally for Freedom” are attracting attention due to cross-promotion.

“The most notable development is that the two major anti-vaccine events scheduled for this weekend are now officially linked,” Rita Katz, executive director of SITE Intelligence Group, said in a statement.

“It has increased the visibility of both campaigns. It is also certain that MAGA/Stop the Steal supporters will also attend the DC event, given that it was endorsed and promoted by Steve Bannon,” Katz said.

“While we have yet to see the events discussed by organized violent extremist groups such as the Proud Boys, the scale of the promotion suggests significant turnout, and it cannot be ruled out that provocateurs and accelerationists are joining. .”

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How Being the Good Kids in the Sandbox Ensures Your Business Success https://marketoloji.com/how-being-the-good-kids-in-the-sandbox-ensures-your-business-success/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 16:55:24 +0000 https://marketoloji.com/how-being-the-good-kids-in-the-sandbox-ensures-your-business-success/ If you’re a Wall Street and Gordon Gecko fan, you’ll remember one of his famous quotes: “The fact is, ladies and gentlemen, greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed Greed clarifies, slices and captures the essence of the evolutionary mind. While that may be true, for some it also […]]]>

If you’re a Wall Street and Gordon Gecko fan, you’ll remember one of his famous quotes: “The fact is, ladies and gentlemen, greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed Greed clarifies, slices and captures the essence of the evolutionary mind. While that may be true, for some it also pays to be nice in business. For me, I’ve found that kindness is good, kindness is right, and kindness works. If you’re looking to grow your customer base and build loyalty, work to create a culture that internally and externally exemplifies “being the good kids in the sandbox.”

In my personal experience, being the good kids not only helps your business get repeat and referring customers, but also helps you sleep at night and feel good about yourself. Here are three things my company does to play well with others.

1) Take care of your team.

Building a good reputation in your industry starts with taking care of your team. A good customer experience is much easier when you have a good employee experience. Your business can’t take care of clients and customers if the people who work in your office don’t feel your love.

At my company, we make the team feel included by giving everyone a voice in decision-making. We have found that if employees feel heard and included, they will feel more invested in the organization. Research confirms this. A Deloitte survey 2021 showed that millennials are 85% more likely to feel engaged when working in an inclusive company.

In addition, my company takes care of the team by focusing on their physical and mental health. Each employee has a wellness plan that allows them to exercise or take classes in the areas they desire. This helps prevent employee burnout, so everyone can be at their best.

2) Make and keep friends.

You can view your competitors as potential enemies or potential allies. I prefer allies. One of the ways my company has succeeded in a crowded event industry (ie, the keynote) is to make and keep friends among competitors. Instead of seeing other speakers bureaus as enemies, my company treats competitors as potential collaborators.

To make and keep friends, my company instituted a very unique and unprecedented co-brokerage agreement with other speaker bureaus that allowed everyone to share exclusive speakers and benefit financially. We’ve flipped the model and shared more of our agency fees with the other bureaus (the exact opposite of “old-school” speaker bureaus). Other offices generally do not allow anyone else to market their speakers, and they allow a small agency fee for the other office, when one of their speakers is booked.

For example, if we wanted to book a speaker from another office, it was a small agency fee and frankly, no incentive to book their speakers. Of course, we’d still recommend these speakers if they were the perfect fit for our customer – and that’s another example of being the good kids in the sandbox.

With our new model, we’ve made it possible for other bureaus to market our exclusive speakers AND they get the lion’s share of agency fees. It is a multi-winner and we have done very well with this model. As you can imagine, this was really about some of the “old guard” offices. We even got a couple of nasty emails saying our template didn’t work. We practically smiled, thanked them for their advice, and still showed kindness to keep the doors open. By changing this model and remaining friends with other speaker bureaus in our industry, we have been able to grow and prosper.

I know of many service industries that do the same thing. That’s what I call “coopetition,” which is cooperating with your competitors for the greater good. During the pandemic, we have seen many stories of businesses helping each other. For example, restaurants and healthcare facilities share supplies with each other when they run out of resources. It’s the right thing to do and let’s face it, you never know when you’ll need help, so helping others is also strategic.

3) Handle turbulent situations with grace

No one ever said being a good boy was easy. Bad things happen, and when they do, you want to handle turbulent situations with grace. At my company, there are times when guest speakers we book for events don’t turn out as planned, get sick, or have travel issues. In order to maintain a client relationship with that event planner or convention, we work things out by finding a replacement speaker and making sure the event runs smoothly.

Our approach is to be responsible, honest and consider a long-term relationship. You could lose fees this month and also gain a lifetime customer. Plus, handling situations with grace will turn your detractors into fans. Dissatisfied customers might tell a handful of people to stay away from your business. However, if you’re solving a problem for a client, customer, or employee, they’ll tell everyone how great you are.

I have worked in several companies during my life. Some did well and some did poorly. The companies that have achieved the best results are working hard to be the good children of the sandbox. If you do your best to treat your employees well, befriend your industry partners, and handle bad situations with grace, your business will grow and you will sleep at night. Not a bad deal. My Nonno called it, “Doing Good by Doing Good” and we’re doing pretty well and pretty well.

The opinions expressed here by Inc.com columnists are their own, not those of Inc.com.

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Adirondack Park Agency: as usual! – https://marketoloji.com/adirondack-park-agency-as-usual/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 16:09:57 +0000 https://marketoloji.com/adirondack-park-agency-as-usual/ By Ralph A. Cossa In his January 11 commentary in the Adirondack Almanack, Peter Bauer posed the question “Will the new boss be the same as the old boss?” wondering if the Adirondack Park Agency Board of Directors, under new Chairman John Ernst, would finally begin to hold arbitration hearings regarding contentious issues, or would […]]]>

By Ralph A. Cossa

In his January 11 commentary in the Adirondack Almanack, Peter Bauer posed the question “Will the new boss be the same as the old boss?” wondering if the Adirondack Park Agency Board of Directors, under new Chairman John Ernst, would finally begin to hold arbitration hearings regarding contentious issues, or would they continue to avoid this process that allows to hear the opinions of citizens and experts and to answer questions. The issue in question was White Lake Quarry’s application (APA2021-0075) which called for extensive mining operations directly above the community’s aquifer and within 1,000 feet of their pristine spring-fed lake, at the middle of a residential community with a tourist vocation of some 400 homes and small businesses.

Arbitration hearings were once commonplace; between 1973 and 2008, there were 151, or about 4 to 5 per year. Since 2008, not a single arbitration hearing has taken place as the APA has become increasingly inclined, especially during the Cuomo era, to support commercial activities in the park it has sworn to protect. . Governor Hochul is committed to changing this mindset. Obviously, word hasn’t gotten to the APA yet.

I personally and directly (via email) pleaded with APA President John Ernst to ask staff a simple question during his Thursday and Friday (January 13-14) review of the application. of White Lake Quarry: “Have the criteria for an arbitration hearing been met?” (We believe and have documented to the APA that six out of seven criteria for an arbitration hearing have been met; only one is required to justify a hearing.) Instead, during the meeting, the president focused on how they could justify avoiding a hearing.

The APA may have had the right to bypass a hearing, but it was definitely not the right thing to do in this case.

The Adirondack White Lack Association (AWLA, of which I am a member and my wife the president) provided expert testimony arguing that the scientific data and controlled tests necessary to demonstrate that the proposed mining will not adversely affect our lake and our community are absent or incomplete. Instead of being granted a hearing, we were dismissed as “confused and misinformed”. A formal public arbitration hearing – a quasi-judicial proceeding administered by an administrative law judge from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) – would have allowed our claims to be independently assessed; it would also have enabled us to cross-examine the applicant’s experts and the staff of the APA. The AWLA, along with Protect the Adirondacks, the Adirondack Council, the Sierra Club and a number of other local organizations, formally requested an arbitration hearing after providing documents confirming that the criteria for such a hearing had clearly been fulfilled. But the APA board instead voted to approve the request without a (fully justified) hearing.

Why was our request ignored? Only the APA can say for sure. A cynic might think it was because the APA didn’t want to spend the time and expense of a hearing where it would be required to answer questions and defend its findings. A greater cynic might think that the APA realized it should never have marked the application complete in the first place and wanted to avoid being questioned under oath about its initial error and failure to right the wrong. Whatever the reason, the end result is the same: conflicting evidence will not be heard and judged in a neutral setting and the community’s need for answers will not be met.

Again, business as usual at the APA. Commercial interests have prevailed, while the interests of the surrounding community are ignored. We (foolishly) expected better from Governor Hochul and President Ernst. We should have known better. When a member of the White Lake community called the APA last spring to complain about the application that had just been submitted, he was told not to worry about it because it was “a done deal. “. We didn’t want to believe it, but it turned out to be true.

Ralph Cossa is a retired USAF Colonel who spends May through October at White Lake in the Adirondacks Park. His wife, whose family has resided on the lake since the 1950s, is president of the Adirondack White Lake Association.

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Toby Sandell and his team bring The Agency to Toowoomba https://marketoloji.com/toby-sandell-and-his-team-bring-the-agency-to-toowoomba/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 00:51:14 +0000 https://marketoloji.com/toby-sandell-and-his-team-bring-the-agency-to-toowoomba/ The expansion of the Agency’s national footprint continues with its launch in the regional town of Toowoomba, Queensland, under the leadership of highly respected Commercial Officer Toby Sandell. The estate agency’s CEO, Matt Lahood, said Mr Sandell enjoyed a high degree of trust and respect in the community and had run a successful property operation […]]]>

The expansion of the Agency’s national footprint continues with its launch in the regional town of Toowoomba, Queensland, under the leadership of highly respected Commercial Officer Toby Sandell.

The estate agency’s CEO, Matt Lahood, said Mr Sandell enjoyed a high degree of trust and respect in the community and had run a successful property operation in the area for more than a decade.

“Toowoomba has become our first choice in our expansion into the Queensland region, and it’s only fitting that our expansion will be led by the best in the business,” Mr Lahood said.

“Toby Sandell has established deep bonds with the Toowoomba community and built a loyal clientele based on service excellence and the high level of trust he establishes with his clients. He sets the benchmark for superior results.

“Toowoomba is known for its excellent quality of life, low unemployment rate and top-notch schools. It is an increasingly popular place to raise their family with new infrastructure and amenities creating a vibrant and well-connected city.

Mr. Sandell brings 19 years of experience in the Toowoomba property market and recently spent 10 years as a manager of a McGrath Network office.

Mr. Sandell brings in his team of sales agents in an effort to recruit more talent and grow the business.

Having known Geoff Lucas and Matt Lahood personally and professionally for more than 10 years, Toby Sandell said his arrival at The Agency was “like the band getting back together”.

The decision to partner with The Agency was a no-brainer for Mr Sandell, given the company’s strong presence on the east and west coasts as well as in key markets of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

“It’s the fastest growing agency in Australia and they run a model that suits us perfectly,” Sandell said.

“I also have the pleasure of working again with Geoff Lucas and Matt Lahood, two of the best and brightest real estate minds in the country. Both are personal friends after working together for so many years at McGrath.

“I’m very excited to be part of the Agency’s growth as it expands not just into metropolitan areas, but into most regional markets.”

The agency’s CEO and Managing Director, Geoff Lucas, said Toowoomba’s growth trajectory as the state’s largest inland city makes it one of Queensland’s most important regions.

“Toowoomba is a heritage town established in 1860 and has grown from a hub to a diverse economy built around its close ties to the agricultural sector, freight and transport links and major educational institutions,” said Mr Lucas.

“The city’s growth has been supported by significant infrastructure investment led by Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, as well as the University of Southern Queensland and reputable private schools offering high caliber education opportunities. In the region.

“We are extremely excited to grow our Queensland team and our regional expansion into Toowoomba, led by Toby Sandell, an extremely capable sales manager with a strong reputation for integrity-rich customer service and excellence in the community.

“It is a pleasure to work with Toby again after a decade of professional and personal relationships.”

The Queensland agency’s chief executive, David Price, stressed the strategic importance of the agency’s presence in Toowoomba given the city’s close ties to major metropolitan cities across the country.

“I strongly believe that Toowoomba has incredible growth potential, well ahead of the Brisbane and Gold Coast markets, which have already taken off,” Mr Price said.

“I see the Toowoomba market getting better and better. Toowoomba is a lovely town with a tight-knit community, it’s a town with a lot of soul.

“It’s such an important market for the Agency to establish our presence given how well-respected Toowoomba is as a town and community in Australia. It’s only upwards from here and I can’t wait to see the growth of our team and our presence in the Toowoomba market.

Mr Sandell echoed that sentiment and said Toowoomba is ‘Queensland’s best-kept secret’ in terms of quality of life and property market strength.

“Toowoomba represents a robust regional market that has seen a 20% increase in prices over the past year,” he said.

“People see Toowoomba as a livable and affordable place that enjoys a slower pace than cities but feels like a cosmopolitan city.

“The new airport and rail links have brought high connectivity to Australia’s major cities: you can be in Sydney in an hour and 35 minutes, or Brisbane and the world-class beaches of the Gold Coast are a short drive away. car.”

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Waterbury among towns to get new EV chargers – Waterbury Roundabout https://marketoloji.com/waterbury-among-towns-to-get-new-ev-chargers-waterbury-roundabout/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 02:34:36 +0000 https://marketoloji.com/waterbury-among-towns-to-get-new-ev-chargers-waterbury-roundabout/ Jan. 14, 2021 | By Lisa Scagliotti  A company in White River Junction this week announced a $1 million program to add new electric vehicle chargers for the public to use in six Vermont communities, including Waterbury. Norwich EV plans to install charging stations funded by a $750,000 state grant and its own investment of […]]]>
Jan. 14, 2021  |  By Lisa Scagliotti 

A company in White River Junction this week announced a $1 million program to add new electric vehicle chargers for the public to use in six Vermont communities, including Waterbury.

Norwich EV plans to install charging stations funded by a $750,000 state grant and its own investment of $250,000, according to a company announcement on January 10.

The company is working with the Vermont Commerce and Community Development Agency, the Natural Resources Agency, the Transportation Agency and the Vermont Department of Public Service to increase electric vehicle charging capacity in centers -Towns in Vermont. The move is part of the state’s plan to expand the vehicle charging network along highway corridors.

The grant will enable Norwich EV to install and operate high and/or medium speed chargers in: Alburgh, Brighton, Bradford, Hardwick, Waterbury and Vergennes. In Waterbury’s case, the units will be Level 2 chargers, which take several hours to charge, according to Berrett Walter, Norwich EV’s Clean Technology project manager.

The price for using the mid-speed charger will be $0.20/kWh, or about the equivalent of $1.65/gallon of gasoline, the company said.

The charging stations have the dual objective of offering fast, reliable and convenient charging capacity while attracting motorists to the various city centers. “Cities were selected to fill gaps in Vermont’s publicly accessible freeway corridor charging station network, with the goal of promoting electric vehicle adoption and travel by reducing fuel anxiety. range,” Norwich EV’s announcement reads.

Currently in Waterbury there are a number of electric vehicle charging stations located at public facilities and private businesses: Waterbury Municipal Offices, Waterbury Railway Station, State Office Complex, Ben & Jerry’s factory, SunCommon offices, Parro’s Gun Shop and Vermont Artisan Coffee & Tea roasting and coffee shop.

Norwich EV has just started contacting community leaders for the project. Waterbury town officials said they were aware of the announcement, but no detailed discussion has yet taken place.

The proposal calls for the installation of three charging stations together on land owned by the municipality in each of the communities. Ideally, they would be accessible from 3 to 4 parking spaces, a company spokeswoman said.

“Working closely with each city, Norwich EV will thoughtfully develop electric vehicle charging destinations that support both Vermont residents and those visiting Vermont,” Walter said.

Norwich EV aims to begin installation in 2022 with partner E&S Electric Company of Williamstown. AmpUp will help manage the network, pricing and energy loading of electric vehicle charging stations and provide easy online access to customers and utilities.

Matt Bloom, director of strategic partnerships at AmpUp, said the stations will serve multiple functions. “Stations will be a welcome addition to increasing tourism and trade while promoting clean transport,” he said.

Founded in 2011, Norwich Technologies develops and markets innovations in clean energy technologies, including the advancement of transportation electrification. The company says its philosophy is to encourage the expansion of the charging network to reduce “range anxiety” among electric vehicle drivers. This refers to how electric vehicles have a range in which they can operate before needing to recharge. Having a reliable network of charging facilities is important for EV owners to be able to travel more than short distances.

More EVs on the road

According to the State Commerce and Community Development Agency, the state of Vermont has invested more than $3.5 million in public electric vehicle charging stations in all 14 counties since 2014. The agency says Vermont now ranks first in the nation for the number of charging stations per capita with 114 public charging stations per 100,000 residents. The state has an interactive map with charging station locations.

The state started in 2014 with subsidies for the construction of the network of charging stations. An initial amount of $200,000 funded 15 stations. Since then, growth in electric vehicle ownership in Vermont has been strong, from 943 registered in the state in July 2015 to 4,360 in January 2021, according to state data.

In 2017, additional funding became available as part of the settlement with Volkswagen for violation of the Clean Air Act. This resulted in $1 million in grants awarded to 30 projects in 2019 that installed 80 charging stations along road corridors, at public park and ride lots, at major attractions and institutions, in proximity to multi-family housing and workplaces.

Another $1.7 million in financing from Volkswagen followed in 2020 and was awarded to Blink Charging, which will install charging stations at 11 locations along Vermont’s highway corridors this year.

This latest funding for Norwich EV through a tender process was approved by the state legislature in 2020. Its six sites, including Waterbury, are due to receive new stations this summer and fall , according to the project description of the State.

Subsidies to extend home charging

In a separate announcement this week, the state of Vermont issued a call for proposals for a grant program that will allocate $1 million to fund electric vehicle charging stations in multi-unit housing developments, with a preference for sites in affordable housing and those owned by not-for-profit corporations.

Grants will be awarded up to $80,000 per site and $300,000 per applicant. By announcing the program. Governor Phil Scott said, “Ensuring Vermonters have access to home charging options will support the transition to electric vehicles, which will benefit the environment and reduce transportation costs for Vermonters.

The state estimates that 80% of electric vehicle charging is done at home. However, the lack of home charging capacity is a major obstacle for apartment or condo residents wishing to acquire electric vehicles.

The deadline to apply is April 1 with an online webinar on January 26. Program details are online at accd.vermont.gov/multiunit_dwelling.

Build electric transport infrastructure

Vermont Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn said public and private sector investment in electric vehicle technology and infrastructure is significant. “Vermont continues to be a leader in the adoption of electric vehicles, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation and paving the way for a more sustainable transportation system,” he said. .

David Roberts is coordinator of Drive Electric Vermont, an organization that promotes the expansion of the presence of electric vehicles in Vermont. Both charging efforts — new installations in city centers and in residential areas — are steps in the right direction, he said.

“Ultimately, it would be great to see charging available in nearly every residence across the state as EV usage increases,” Roberts said.

He noted that Vermont’s climate action plan finalized in December calls for electric vehicle use to grow from about 5,500 vehicles on Vermont roads today to 170,000 vehicles by 2030.

These projections follow the evolution of the auto industry, as almost all major automakers are now committing to convert a large part of their fleet to electric vehicles by 2030, said Duncan McDougall, president of Waterbury Local Energy Action Partnership (LEAP), a non-profit organization and the city. energy committee focused on energy efficiency, renewable energy and emission reduction.

“Interest in electric vehicles is very high,” McDougall said. For the past several years, LEAP has held a popular EV fair for vehicle owners, potential owners, dealers and experts to discuss the latest developments, models, and to view and test vehicles. Last year’s event attracted over 200 people and 18 vehicles to check out.

Increasing electric vehicle charging capacity statewide near where people travel and live will play a role in the decisions more Vermonters make to get electric vehicles, McDougall said.

Roberts of Drive Electric agreed. “The market share of electric vehicles has doubled over the past year, and this is just the beginning, as more affordable models continue to arrive in Vermont, the availability of used electric vehicles increases and incentives reduce upfront costs,” he said.

Flynn said more opportunities are looming to continue to build on electric transportation projects. “Vermont will continue this work with millions of dollars in federal funds that will be available through the Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and administered by the Transportation Agency,” he said. declared. “AOT looks forward to continuing to work with our federal partners, other state agencies, non-governmental agencies and other stakeholders, as well as the private sector on this historic, multidisciplinary and transformative endeavor.”

Roberts said Drive Electric looks forward to these future investments. “We are currently working with the state to develop an electric vehicle charging deployment plan that will help identify priorities for the $21 million in electric vehicle charging funding that is expected to flow to Vermont,” a- he said, referring to the Federal Investment and Jobs Act.

That planning process will take place this year and it could identify needs in the Waterbury region for even more carrying capacity in the future, Roberts added.

More information on the state’s investments and projects in the electric vehicle charging network is online at vermont.gov.

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How Unemployed Workers Get Caught in the CA Fraud Net – CalMatters https://marketoloji.com/how-unemployed-workers-get-caught-in-the-ca-fraud-net-calmatters/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:30:00 +0000 https://marketoloji.com/how-unemployed-workers-get-caught-in-the-ca-fraud-net-calmatters/ In summary California is asking some 1.4 million unemployed workers to prove their eligibility months after receiving help from a fraud recovery campaign. But some people say they are caught in the net of the Ministry of Employment Development because they do not have the necessary documents to clear customs. Now, some are at risk […]]]>

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California is asking some 1.4 million unemployed workers to prove their eligibility months after receiving help from a fraud recovery campaign. But some people say they are caught in the net of the Ministry of Employment Development because they do not have the necessary documents to clear customs. Now, some are at risk of having to repay more than $30,000 – or face a collection.

A musician who lost all her unemployment papers when her house burned down in a forest fire. An arborist who filed for unemployment assistance a year before the pandemic began. A tattoo artist who can’t prove he was working because he was running a cash operation.

These are just a few Californians caught in a state net to recover money from fraudulent unemployment claims.

Late last year, California’s Department of Employment Development launched a clawback program, requiring some 1.4 million people who received federal pandemic unemployment assistance to retroactively prove that they were working or looking for work. This program, which ended in September, aimed to help people who are not usually eligible for unemployment benefits because they are self-employed or small business owners.

As of January 4, one in five recipients who received the notice had responded. The state says a majority have been deemed eligible and will not have to repay, but some are unable to provide documents, leaving them on the hook to repay benefits that could amount to tens of thousands of dollars. If they can’t pay, the state could collect the money in a variety of ways, such as wage garnishments or suing them.

“They’re going to ask me to get money back that I don’t have,” said Donna Casey, a musician who may owe EDD more than $30,000 after losing her home in the August resort fire. in 2020. “What are they going to do to me, put me in jail? At least I will have a place to live.

Policy experts had warned against the clawback program, noting it would hurt poor Californians who were already disproportionately pushed out of the workforce by the pandemic. Even former federal prosecutor McGregor Scott, hired by the state to lead a separate investigation into large-scale unemployment fraud, expressed skepticism that the effort would recover much of some $20 billion lost due to fraudulent claims, including millions of dollars in state-sanctioned payments to inmates. Lawyers have suggested letting plaintiffs like Casey keep the money regardless of evidence, but the state is holding its ground.

Have you received an EDD notification requiring proof of work history?

We invite you to share your story here.

This has left many Californians in a bind.

Some who were contacted by EDD said they were terrified of losing their homes. Many are furious that the responsibility falls on them after they have already received the money. And others just don’t know where to turn for help.

Casey had lost gigs and stopped selling homemade jewelery at festivals when the lockdown started. Then she lost all of her documents when her Trinity County home burned down in a wildfire, shortly after her daughter died of a lung infection.

Unemployment has been a lifeline as Casey has searched for work throughout the pandemic, including applying to an Amazon warehouse. But, at 67, she couldn’t lift enough to qualify for the job.

Casey, however, never thought she might have to pay back her benefits.

The state unemployment agency noted that the reimbursement policy is a federal requirement, passed by Congress in the Continuing Unemployed Assistance Act in 2020. The agency has pledged to offer waivers if the overpayment of benefits was not the fault of the recipient and that repayment would cause extraordinary hardship. , defined as any one-person household earning less than $1,351 per month or just over $16,000 per year.

However, none of the people CalMatters spoke to were aware of such an option or how to request a waiver. They said it was not in any of the agency’s communications with them.

Now living in Berkeley with one of her daughters, Casey has some photos of her old business cards that she will send to the agency. She also hopes EDD will talk with the bands she’s played with – but she fears that won’t be enough.

“They are going to ask me to recover money that I don’t have. What are they going to do to me, put me in jail? At least I will have a place to live.

donna casey, musician who lost her home in the August 2020 resort fire

Similarly, at the start of the pandemic, Sasha Emery was living in an RV partially funded by federal emergency funds after his Paradise home burned down. After finally finding affordable housing during the pandemic, she filed for unemployment when the few available jobs failed to materialize.

When the notice arrived asking for a proof or a refund, the shock turned to tears. All Emery has to offer are records of her dire situation: food stamps, Medi-Cal documentation, and potentially the federal aid she received after the fire.

If a recipient cannot provide the necessary proof and cannot repay the funds all at once or in installments that may include 3% interest, EDD can search for money in several ways. The agency could put a lien on the property, take up to 25% of a beneficiary’s salary, withhold state and federal tax refunds or lottery winnings, deduct benefits from future unemployment or unemployment benefits. state disability insurance, or file a lawsuit.

Prasad Krishnamurthy, debt collection expert and UC Berkeley law professor, said the state is not bound by the same rules that compel private collection agencies to pursue debtors. This makes the government, Krishnamurthy said, “a very powerful and aggressive creditor.”

“I just feel like I’ve been tricked.”

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Debt could push Californians further into poverty, Krishnamurthy said.

Sam, an arborist who asked not to use his full name for fear of state retaliation, filed for unemployment in late 2018 after losing his business in San Francisco. He received benefits for the next seven months. Then in August 2020, the EDD contacted him, telling him that he qualified for a federal extension. “It was automatically filed for you,” the agency wrote.

At the time, Sam was grateful for the support that enabled him to take care of his mother, victim of a heart attack at the start of the pandemic and suffering from cancer.

In fact, he said, the agency held a virtual hearing to approve his eligibility. After that, he received installments of $4,000 for benefits dating back to January 2020. Now, with two sick parents and no documentation proving he lost his pay due to the pandemic, Sam could owe nearly 30 $000 in accrued benefits.

“I just feel like I’ve been set up,” he said.

For others who ran little money companies, there was never a written record.

After Martin Davalos’ tattoo work dried up, Davalos turned to unemployment, which kept him off the streets, he said. Now, however, he has no evidence to show EDD. He spent the money on bills, gas, food and rent.

“Of course I would return it,” Davalos said, “but he’s gone.”

This article is part of the California Division, a collaboration between newsrooms examining income inequality and economic survival in California.

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European medicines regulator expresses doubts over need for fourth booster dose https://marketoloji.com/european-medicines-regulator-expresses-doubts-over-need-for-fourth-booster-dose/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 17:05:00 +0000 https://marketoloji.com/european-medicines-regulator-expresses-doubts-over-need-for-fourth-booster-dose/ The exterior of EMA, the European Medicines Agency, can be viewed in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, December 18, 2020. REUTERS / Piroschka van de Wouw Register now for FREE and unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan. 11 (Reuters) – The European Union’s medicines regulator on Tuesday expressed doubts about the need for a fourth booster dose […]]]>

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Jan. 11 (Reuters) – The European Union’s medicines regulator on Tuesday expressed doubts about the need for a fourth booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and said there were currently no data for support this approach because it was looking for more data on the fast-spreading Omicron variant.

“Although the use of additional boosters may be part of contingency plans, repeated vaccinations at short intervals would not represent a long-term sustainable strategy,” said Marco Cavaleri, head of vaccine strategy at the European Medicines Agency, during a press briefing.

The EMA official expressed concerns that a strategy of giving boosters every four months hypothetically poses the risk of overloading people’s immune systems and leading to fatigue in the population.

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Cavaleri also said more data on the impact of the new variant on vaccines and a better understanding of how the current wave is going is needed to decide whether an Omicron-specific vaccine is needed.

“It is important that there is a good discussion around the choice of the composition of the vaccine to ensure that we have a strategy that is not only reactive … and try to propose an approach that will be adapted in order to prevent a future variant, ”he said.

The EMA said it is currently in conversation with vaccine developers in case an updated vaccine is needed, but added that such a change would need to be coordinated globally.

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Russia, United States Host Working Dinner to Open Geneva Talks | Economic news https://marketoloji.com/russia-united-states-host-working-dinner-to-open-geneva-talks-economic-news/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 19:27:00 +0000 https://marketoloji.com/russia-united-states-host-working-dinner-to-open-geneva-talks-economic-news/ By KONSTANTIN MANENKOV and JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) – Senior Russian and US officials hosted a working dinner in Geneva on Sunday as part of a series of meetings in three European cities kicked off this week, with bilateral ties at an all-time low on the subject of the military build-up of Russia […]]]>

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GENEVA (AP) – Senior Russian and US officials hosted a working dinner in Geneva on Sunday as part of a series of meetings in three European cities kicked off this week, with bilateral ties at an all-time low on the subject of the military build-up of Russia near Ukraine.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and other Russian officials arrived in the evening for a meeting at the residence of the US ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament, diplomatic officials said. The luxury apartment overlooks Lake Geneva. Ryabkov was meeting with US Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and her team.

Earlier on Sunday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told state television that a first round of “small format” security talks would begin today, the agency said. Tass press release.

Sunday’s less formal talks precede a larger discussion between the two diplomats and their teams at the US mission in Geneva from Monday, a first step towards resuming dialogue as ties have deteriorated because Russia has deployed around 100,000 troops along its border with Ukraine. . Concerns have grown about a larger Russian military incursion into the country.

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The government of Russian President Vladimir Putin has drawn up a list of demands, such as seeking guarantees that the NATO military alliance will not seek to expand further east to countries like Ukraine or Georgia, which are former Soviet republics.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told ABC’s “This Week” Sunday that he did not expect any breakthrough in bilateral talks in Geneva or in conversations in Brussels, during a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council and the Organization for Co-operation and Security in Europe in Vienna later this week.

The United States and other Western allies have promised Russia “high costs” if it acts against Ukraine.

“The question really now is whether President Putin will take the path of diplomacy and dialogue or seek confrontation,” Blinken said.

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Attract customers and grow your business: it’s about finding the right marketing agency https://marketoloji.com/attract-customers-and-grow-your-business-its-about-finding-the-right-marketing-agency/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 02:16:18 +0000 https://marketoloji.com/attract-customers-and-grow-your-business-its-about-finding-the-right-marketing-agency/ Maple is a global social media and public relations agency that propels the digital dreams of its clients by providing them with the ultimate breakthrough in their business. Toronto, Ontario – Maple is a Public relations, public relations and social media management agency, based in Canada. Confused about hiring a social media management agency? We’re […]]]>

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Insurance Agency Management Software Market Size, Scope, Forecast to 2029 https://marketoloji.com/insurance-agency-management-software-market-size-scope-forecast-to-2029/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 05:38:57 +0000 https://marketoloji.com/insurance-agency-management-software-market-size-scope-forecast-to-2029/ New Jersey, United States, – The latest report published by Verified Market Reports shows that the Insurance Agency Management Software Market should experience a sustained pace in the years to come. Analysts looked at market drivers, restrictions, risks and openings in the global market. The Insurance Agency Management Software report shows the likely direction of […]]]>

New Jersey, United States, – The latest report published by Verified Market Reports shows that the Insurance Agency Management Software Market should experience a sustained pace in the years to come. Analysts looked at market drivers, restrictions, risks and openings in the global market. The Insurance Agency Management Software report shows the likely direction of the market in the coming years along with its estimates. An in-depth study aims to understand the market price. By analyzing the competitive landscape, the report’s authors have made a brilliant effort to help readers understand the key business tactics used by large companies to keep the market sustainable.

The report includes profiling of nearly all significant players in the Insurance Agency Management Software market. The company profile section offers valuable analysis of strengths and weaknesses, business developments, recent advancements, mergers and acquisitions, expansion plans, global footprint, market presence and Product portfolios of the main market players. This information can be used by players and other market participants to maximize their profitability and streamline their business strategies. Our competitive analysis also includes key information to help new entrants identify barriers to market entry and measure the level of competitiveness in the Insurance Agency Management Software market.

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Key Players Mentioned in the Insurance Agency Management Software Market research report:

Vertafore, Applied Systems, EZLynx, ACS, ITC, HawkSoft, QQ Solutions, Sapiens / Maximum Processing, Zywave, Xdimensional Tech, Agency Matrix, Jenesis Software, AgencyBloc, AllClients, Impowersoft, Insurance Systems, Buckhill, InsuredHQ, Zhilian Software

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By Product Type, the market is majorly split into:

• Cloud based
• On the site

By application, this report covers the following segments:

• Small business
• Medium-sized business
• Big business

The global insurance agency management software market is segmented on the basis of product, type, services, and technology. All of these segments were studied individually. The detailed survey helps to assess the factors influencing the insurance agency management software market. Experts analyzed the nature of development, investments in research and development, changing consumption patterns and the growing number of applications. In addition, analysts have also assessed economic developments in the insurance agency management software market which is likely to affect its price.

The regional analysis section of the report enables players to focus on high growth regions and countries which could help them expand their presence in the Insurance Agency Management Software market. Besides expanding their presence in the Insurance Agency Management Software market, the regional analysis helps players to increase sales while having a better understanding of customer behavior in specific regions and countries. The report provides the CAGR, revenue, production, consumption, and other important statistics and figures related to the global and regional markets. It shows how different types, applications, and regional segments are advanced in the Insurance Agency Management Software market in terms of growth.

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ATTRIBUTES DETAILS
ESTIMATED YEAR 2022
YEAR OF REFERENCE 2021
PLANNED YEAR 2029
HISTORICAL YEAR 2020
UNITY Value (million USD / billion)
COVERED SEGMENTS Types, applications, end users, etc.
REPORT COVER Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends
BY REGION North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
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Geographic segment covered in the report:

The Insurance Agency Management Software report provides information about the market area which is further subdivided into sub-regions and countries / regions. In addition to the market share in each country and sub-region, this chapter of this report also contains information on profit opportunities. This chapter of the report mentions the market share and growth rate of each region, country and sub-region during the estimated period.

• North America (United States and Canada)
• Europe (UK, Germany, France and rest of Europe)
• Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region)
• Latin America (Brazil, Mexico and the rest of Latin America)
• Middle East and Africa (GCC and rest of Middle East and Africa)

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