History of Vermont Printers Now Available

first_imgThe Lane Press, Inc. announced the availability of the book A Celebration of Vermont Printers 1904 – 2004. Published by Lane Press to recognize Vermont printers and to commemorate its 100th anniversary, the book features interviews of 20 prominent contributors to the states printing industry, a history of printing techniques, and the changing role of technology during this time. Putting ink on paper is one of the central acts of a civilized society, the book begins. For private messages, a pen will do. But for spreading public informationanything from advertising to sacred textsprinting has long been the medium that has joined the individuals in a culture.How important is printing to the Vermont economy? Today there are 119 commercial printing businesses that employ more than 3,600 people with sales of more than half a billion dollars.Authored by Chris Granstrom with oral histories by The Vermont Folklife Center and photography by Michael Sipe, the book is a compilation of stories and images that bring to life the important role printers play in the dissemination of information, our ideals, and the freedoms we enjoy as a result of the printing industry.In the preface of the book, Philip Drumheller, president of Lane Press, says that more than anything else, this is a people story. This is a story about families, fathers and sons, and a lot of great individuals, lively characters who make the story of printing in Vermont both appealing and engaging. The oral history interviews with noted printing professionals bring the printing history alive through the stories they tell.Rocky Stinehour, founder of Stinehour Press in Lunenburg, Vermont, spoke at length during his oral history interview about the role of technology in printing. Printing has always been a technologically driven business, right from the get-go. I mean, putting those scribes out of business that were making those beautiful handmade books. There were books long before printing came along, and beautiful books, and great books, but printing did something. Printing was a tool and it took pens out of the hands of the scribes and they had to start setting type. The technology may change, but the book remains.A Celebration of Vermont Printers 1904 2004 is available in hard and soft cover at www.lanepress.com(link is external).last_img read more

5 ways your financial institution can use digital tools to connect with customers during COVID-19

first_img continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In response to the continuing challenges related to COVID-19, many financial institutions are relying on digital tools, including document management systems, to keep some semblance of normality.Document management systems are among the digital solutions that help your institution streamline operations and external communication. As financial institutions navigate this unprecedented situation while providing essential services to customers, maintaining productivity remains a priority. Follow these best practices to ensure your institution is operating efficiently while continuing to serve your customers during this time.1. Electronic Document DeliveryTo connect with customers, many financial institutions are using digital statements. With digital eStatements and eNotices, your customers can securely view a dynamic, interactive statement or bank notice online. Using these digital tools, your institution can reduce your paper and postage costs while offering convenience and physical safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.last_img read more

REGIONAL Under-15 : Charles stars as Guyana beat T&T, Clarke fires for Barbados

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – All-rounder Rivaldo Clarke produced an outstanding performance to power hosts Barbados to their second straight win but Trinidad and Tobago stumbled to their second straight defeat, in the second round of the Regional Under-15 Championship here yesterday.Playing at 3W’s Oval, the Barbadians got the better of Leeward Islands by 35 runs while the Trinidadians slumped to a seven-run loss to Guyana at Lucas Street, in the southern parish of St Philip.At Crab Hill in the north of the island, Windward Islands grabbed their first victory when they downed Jamaica by eight wickets.However, it was Clarke who took centre stage with his all-round heroics. Sent in, Barbados rattled up 192 for seven off their 50 overs with Clarke stroking 76 off 114 deliveries with eight fours.The right-hander put on 70 for the second wicket with the left-handed Jacob Bethell who made 29Kenny Sutton (2-23) and Jaylen Francis (2-26) finished with two wickets apiece.In reply, the Leewards were dismissed for 157 off 44 overs with off-spinner Clarke grabbing six for 28.They were given a dashing start by Carlton Tuckett and Anderson Amurdan who staged a 69-run stand off just 86 deliveries.Tuckett did the bulk of the scoring striking four boundaries in an attractive 54 off 90 balls while Amurdan made 15 from 34 deliveries.Left-arm spinner Renacko Belgrave accounted for both, but it was Clarke who sliced through the middle and lower orders with a devastating spell, as the Leewards lost their last seven wickets for 44 runs.T&T’s poor form meanwhile continued as they failed to overhaul a target of 134 and were dismissed for 126.Opener Kyle Roopchand top-scored with 37 off 86 balls with three fours but was the only one to pass 20 as the Trinidadians lost wickets steadily.They were undone by new-ball bowler Sheldon Charles who claimed three for 24 while Andre Seepersaud picked up two for 12.Sent in earlier, Guyana were lifted by Charles’ top score of 42 as they were bowled out for 133 with two balls left in the innings.Arriving at number six, he faced 84 balls and counted four boundaries before being last out.Darren Samlal led Trinidad with four for 18 while Aneil Pitiram ended with three 30.In the other game, Ackeem Auguste stroked 62 as Windward Islands chased down Jamaica’s 133 all out to win in the 42nd over.Sanjay Walker had earlier scored 35 and Jordan Johnson, 27, to lead Jamaica’s batting.last_img read more

UKGC publishes ‘2019 Business Plan’ focusing on improving industry game protections

first_img UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Share Related Articles Share Submit Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 William Moyes – UKGCIssuing an industry update, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its ‘2019 Business Plan’ outlining its key strategic priorities and focuses for its sector 2018-2019 guidance.The Commission’s plan forms part of a ‘three-year strategy’, seeking to improve industry standards, consumer protections and further prevent gambling-related harm on consumers and the general public.A key development in the UKGC’s business plan, sees the Commission focus on ‘gaming product development’, with the governing body pushing for industry stakeholders to ‘design-in protections and control measures’.Updating industry stakeholders, William Moyes, Chair of the Gambling Commission, said: “Our ambitious plans for the next 12 months and beyond are designed to enable us to continue to respond to emerging risks and issues in a way that balances consumer choice and enjoyment with the risks associated with gambling, and the impact on wider society”.In its update, the Commission further details that the business plan further aims to better evaluate the way its organisation regulates industry stakeholders.“Our strategy and plans will deliver real change for consumers, the gambling industry and for us as the regulator. Our aim is to make gambling fairer and safer and to raise standards across the industry.”last_img read more

Amel Tuka dedicated the First Place and the Personal Record in Madrid to Srebrenica Victims

first_imgThe best BH athlete on 800 meters, Amel Tuka, won the first place and broke his personal record few nights ago in Madrid, with the time of 1.43:84.In that way, our athlete continued with a great results on the meeting in Madrid as well.Tuka also broke his personal record from Velenje, where he qualified for the Olympic games in Rio 2016, with the time of 1:44:19.Antoine Gakeme won the second place, and the third one went to Job Koech Kinyor.BH athlete didn’t forget the Srebrenica victims. Before the race, he wore the shirt with the inscription “Never forget Srebrenica“ under the paper with the starting number, and dedicated that race to Srebrenica victims but to their families as well.(Source: klix.ba/ Photo: Facebook)last_img