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Interstate 89 Paving Switching to Daytime Beginning this Weekend

first_imgInterstate 89 Paving Switching to Daytime Beginning this WeekendMONTPELIER – Paving crews beginning this weekend (October 25) will limit traffic flow during the day to one lane along Interstate 89 Northbound from Exit 14 in South Burlington to Exit 16 in Colchester. Motorists should expect delays and plan accordingly.Weather permitting, daytime paving over the weekend will take place from sun up to sun down, and continue into the evening. Daytime paving will continue into the work week as crews push to finish this 17-mile project, but traffic will not be impacted during the morning and afternoon peak commutes. Traffic during the work week will be restricted to one lane between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. only.Paving is weather dependent, but for planning purposes northbound motorists should expect delays between Exits 14 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day from Monday, October 27 through Friday, October 31. Daytime paving will continue through the following weekend, November 1 and November 2, if necessary.Switching from night to daytime paving is necessary because temperatures at night are now often too low to pave. Crews must now work during the day when the temperature is warmer. Crews will, however, continue to work at night as the weather and temperature permits.last_img read more

Hayes defends IORP full-funding proposals for all pension funds

first_img“In my report, I have proposed that all IORPs – cross-border and domestic – should be fully funded at the moment the IORP starts funding a new, or an additional, scheme.”James Walsh, EU policy lead at the UK’s National Association of Pension Funds, previously warned that the amendment put forward by Hayes risked impacting companies that were consolidating individual funds after a merger.He also questioned whether changes to a scheme’s deeds or new accrual rate would risk being seen as the launch of a new fund.“It’s a question for lawyers, but you could make the case that it constitutes a new scheme,” he told IPE in July.Hayes also argued that the revised IORP Directive should at no point become a “bureaucratic nightmare” for funds, and insisted it would not inflict additional costs on pension funds or members.However, the MEP did argue in favour of greater harmonisation of pension transfer activity, an area the Commission’s initial proposal had only sought to tackle by addressing cross-border transfers, arguing the changes would make transfers “safer”.“We should not have a lower standard in member states than that which applies at a cross-border level,” he said.“This is ultimately in the interest of members and beneficiaries.” Brian Hayes, the MEP in charge of the revised IORP Directive’s passage through the European Parliament, has defended amendments that would see full funding imposed on all European pension funds.Speaking at a meeting of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) earlier this week, the IORP rapporteur argued that his proposed amendments would make the Directive a “principles-based” piece of legislation that distanced itself from the European Commission’s preferred ‘one size fits all’ approach.Hayes, an Irish MEP, noted that he had put forward changes covering the full funding of schemes, which, under the 2003 Directive, require cross-border entities to be fully funded at all times.Addressing the committee’s chair, Hayes said: “As we heard during our public hearing, [full funding] is one of the greatest obstacles for cross-border activity.last_img read more

Super Bowl 2017

first_img1 Texas Style Chilirecipe from foodnetwork.comIngredients:2 1/2 pounds beef chuck, cut into 2-inch cubes2 tablespoons packed light brown sugarKosher salt2 tablespoons vegetable oil1 small onion, finely chopped5 cloves garlic, smashed2 4 .5-ounce cans chopped green chiles, drained1 tablespoon ground cumin3/4 cup chili powder1 14 -ounce can diced tomatoes with chiles1 to 2 tablespoons green hot sauceSliced scallions, fresh cilantro and/or sour cream, for toppingTortilla chips, for serving (optional)Directions:Toss the beef with 1 tablespoon each brown sugar and salt in a large bowl.Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.Cook the beef in batches until browned on all sides, 4 to 5 minutes (do not crowd the pan).Transfer to a 5-to-6-quart slow cooker.Reduce the heat to medium, add the onion to the skillet and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.Stir in the garlic, chiles, cumin and chili powder and cook 3 minutes.Add 1 1/2 cups water and the tomatoes and simmer, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom, about 3 minutes.Transfer to the slow cooker, cover and cook on low, 7 hours.Add the remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar and the hot sauce to the chili.Serve with scallions, cilantro and/or sour cream for topping, and chips, if desired. (Reserve 3 to 4 cups for Chili-Corn Casserole.).Per serving: Calories 4822 Rhode Island Style Clam ChowderRecipe from “New England Today Food”Ingredients8 pounds small quahogs or large cherrystone clams7 cups water6 cups clam broth (from steaming) or 4 cups clam broth plus 2 cups bottled clam juice3 slices thick-sliced bacon, cut into ¼-inch cubes4 tablespoons unsalted butter2 medium-size onions, cut into ¼-inch cubes3 ribs celery, cut into ¼-inch cubes2 bay leaves2 pounds Yukon Gold or other all-purpose potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley2 tablespoons minced fresh chives1 teaspoon minced fresh dillKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to tasteInstructionsScrub the clams and rinse them clean.Add 7 cups of water to a large stockpot fitted with a steamer basket or colander, and bring to a boil.Add half the clams to the basket and cover. Steam until the clams open, 5 to 10 minutes. (Discard any clams that don’t open.)Repeat with the second batch of clams. Reserve 6 cups of the broth. Set aside.Cool the clams; remove the meat from the shells and dice it into ½-inch pieces. Keep them covered and refrigerated until ready to use.Put the bacon in a 5- to 7-quart pot over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 10 minutes.Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat, leaving the bacon in the pot. Reduce the heat to medium-low.Add the butter, onions, celery, and bay leaves, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are softened but not browned, 6 to 8 minutes.Add the potatoes and reserved clam broth to the pot. Continue cooking over medium heat until the chowder begins to simmer. If it begins to boil, reduce the heat slightly. Cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.Just before serving, remove the pot from the heat, stir in the clams and herbs, discard the bay leaves, and season to taste with salt and pepper.Serve hot.3 Crispy Baked Wingsrecipe from yellowblissroad.comIngredients3 pounds chicken wings or drumettes½ cup flour1 teaspoon salt2 teaspoon chili powder1 teaspoon garlic powder½ teaspoon pepper2 tablespoon baking powderBottled Cayenne Hot SauceButter (not margarine)InstructionsPreheat oven to 450 degrees.Rinse chicken wings and trim any excess skin. Do not remove the skin or you will lose the crispiness.Pat chicken dry.In a large bowl, whisk together flour and seasonings.Add chicken and coat with the flour mixture.Prepare a large cookie sheet by covering with foil and spraying with cooking spray.Arrange chicken on the cookie sheet, at least an inch apart.Bake for 30-35 minutes, turning once after about 20 minutes.While the chicken is cooking, make the sauce.Add about a ½ cup of the bottled sauce and a stick of butter to a small saucepan.Heat on low and stir until butter is melted and sauce begins to bubble.Taste. If the sauce needs more heat go ahead and add some in batches, or add a few dashes of Tabasco.Pour the sauce over the crispy baked chicken wings and toss to coat.Serve with celery and carrot sticks and a side of ranch or blue cheese dressing.last_img read more