Kinney Pike wins quality award, again

first_imgKinney Pike Insurance, Inc,Vermont Business Magazine Kinney Pike Insurance is proud to announce the company has received the E&O Plus Quality Management Award for the fourth consecutive year. This award is presented to insurance agencies demonstrating outstanding devotion to quality management in serving their clients and a commitment to excellence in the area of Errors & Omissions prevention and mitigation.  This mark of distinction puts Kinney Pike Insurance in an elite group, as it is one of only 23 firms participating in the E&O Plus Program to receive this award for 2017.Kinney Pike Insurance recently underwent a rigorous audit and the award is based on their commitment and compliance to providing quality services.  The audit and annual quality award are conducted and presented by E&O Plus, a risk retention group sponsored by Assurex Global, a worldwide network of insurance brokers.”This honor highlights the exceptional work of our employees in our commitment to quality, professionalism, and exceptional service to our clients,” stated Doug Corman, Kinney Pike Insurance Principal.  “We routinely audit our work to ensure we’re providing the best possible service to our clients, and are very proud to share this award with our employees.” Kinney Pike Insurance, founded in 1904, is one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Northern New England with seven locations: Rutland, White River Junction, Williston, Randolph, St. Johnsbury, Poultney and Swanton.  Kinney Pike is a full-service agency specializing in commercial insurance, personal insurance and employee benefits.  Kinney Pike holds the distinction of being Vermont’s only Assurex Global Partner, a prestigious international consortium of top brokers worldwide.,Yeslast_img read more

The Hybrid Na-CO2 System

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Modulift engineers a successful expansion

first_img“The number of enquiries for custom designed products has continued to grow, flouting the current economic slowdown,” says Sarah Spivey, managing director of Modulift.”In order to keep up with customer demand, we are expanding our engineering division in order to concentrate on research and product development. This is a very exciting development, as we are planning on expanding our product range to include high capacity lifting beams, link bar systems, trunnion shackles and sling release systems. For our customers, this means greater convenience, reduced expense and quicker rigging times.”With over 20 years experience in both onshore and offshore lifting, Modulift believe that its team are extremely well placed to provide the technical knowledge to advise customers what their best options are. Whether there is an offset centre of gravity or they require multiple-point lifts, more customers are discovering that they have complex requirements that standard lifting solutions can’t accommodate.”When bespoke products are required, we work very closely with the customer to develop a mutually agreeable solution that meets both their budget and technical needs,” continues Sue Caples, Modulift’s operations director. “We are also planning on doubling the size of our current team, enabling us to answer customer enquiries even more quickly than before.”last_img read more

Getting to the Gate: Wasps Rugby

first_imgHere’s the key information with everything you need to know ahead of the Bear’s match against Wasps. Matchday shuttle bus services will be operating with additonal capacity for this fixtureFree parking is available with official matchday shuttle buses. Full information including route maps, timetables and fare information can be found at www.bristolbearsrugby.com/travelThere will be an additional departure from Parson Street railway station at 23.05 to Worle and Weston-super-MareGWR are now operating a new timetable across the region. Fans are advised to check their journey at www.gwr.comThere are no Overground trains to/from London Paddington. Buses are also replacing trains between Bridgend, Cardiff Central, Newport and Bristol Parkway. For full information visit www.GWR.com/ChristmasWith a large crowd expected fans are advised to leave plenty of time for their journey and use matchday shuttle buses or public transportFor full information about how to get to and from Bristol Bears games, please click on our travel page below.Bristol Bears Travellast_img read more

Utah Utes basketball: Revamped Runnin’ Utes showing improvement

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — Just watching practice for a few minutes, you can tell how improved the Utah men’s basketball team is over a year ago.The Utes have pretty much done a complete makeover, replacing last year’s players with nearly an entire new group.The only players remaining from a year ago are senior center Jason Washburn, senior swingman Cedric Martin and Alex Mortensen, a walk-on guard from Springville.Second-year coach Larry Krystkowiak has been pleased with his team after a week of official practice and a scrimmage on Saturday.”They’re really receptive,” he said. “There’s still a handful of guys who aren’t grasping stuff, but for the most part we’re making good progress.”Krystkowiak is most happy with the level of talent he sees out on the floor.”We have depth at every position and our guys are getting after it,” he said.Last year, the Utes had just one player taller than 6-foot-7, but this year they’ve got five, including the 6-10 Washburn, 7-foot Dallin Bachynski, 6-10 Jeremy Olsen, 6-9 Renan Lenz and 6-10 transfer Harry Whitt, who played at Judge Memorial before going to Southern Illinois.Washburn and Bachynski, a transfer from Southern Utah, will play the center position, while Lenz, a native of Brazil, and Olsen, who returned from an LDS mission in the spring, will mostly play the big forward spots. Whitt must sit out this year as a redshirt.Besides the big men, the Utes have some players who can score, including Jarred DuBois, a three-year starter for Loyola Marymount; Glen Dean, a former Big Sky freshman of the year for Eastern Washington, and Aaron Dotson, who transferred from LSU.Among a talented group of freshmen, Jordan Loveridge has shown he can post up inside and hit from long range, while Justin Seymour, a 6-3 guard out of Georgia, has been impressive so far in fall practice, particularly with his outside shooting.Fans can get their first look at the Utes on Wednesday night for Runnin’ Utes Night at the Huntsman Center at 7 p.m. Admission is free and after the scrimmage, fans will have the opportunity to get autographs from the players.MORE RUNNIN’: Krystkowiak plans to put the “run” back in the Runnin’ Utes this year.”We’re going to run more, definitely,” he said. “That starts with our ability to get defensive rebounds. We’ve got a bigger team and we’re focusing on some rebounding. Before you can run, you’ve got to be able to get those. I’m hopeful we can do that and get out and put some heat on some people.”SUMMER TRIP: Krystkowiak credits the summer trip to Brazil with helping his team get off to a quick start this fall.”It was tremendous team-building experience,” he said. “I know when you start practice, it’s like the first day of school — everyone’s nervous and a little apprehensive — I think we got over that in the summer. Last week everyone came in and didn’t have that knot in their stomach, like what are we doing? The trip was invaluable.”HANGING AROUND: David Foster’s collegiate career ended last month with another injury to his foot, but the 7-foot-3 center is still a part of the team. For the second year in a row, Foster is attending practice on a regular basis, sitting behind the scorer’s table with his injured leg propped up on a chair.At a practice earlier this week, Foster sat on the sidelines along with his wife, Britta, and their 5-month-old son, Daniel, whose expressions could occasionally be heard above the noise on the court.”I just kind of hang out right now,” Foster said. “When I can start to move around, I can help out at practices.”Krystkowiak said Foster isn’t required to come to practice to keep his scholarship or anything.”That’s just the kind of person that he is,” Krystkowiak said. “He wants to be here and be around our team.”UTE NOTES: The Utes received a commitment from another big man in 6-11 Serbian Marko Kovacevic. He originally signed last spring with Montana out of Western Nebraska CC, but was ruled academically ineligible late last month and went back to junior college. … Dotson will miss 4-6 weeks after he suffered a stress fracture on his left foot. … Washburn has missed several practices with concussion-like symptoms after being hit in the head in a practice last week. … The Utes will play an exhibition game against Simon Fraser on Nov. 2 with their home-opener on Nov. 9 against Willamette.EMAIL: [email protected]last_img read more

Gonzaga outlasts Stanford

first_imgThe Zags won their third straight and sixth in seven, spoiling the Cardinal’s return to the rankings. Goods tried to keep Stanford close, making three straight 3s late in the second overtime on the way to 16 points. But Stanford (14-6) missed too many key shots and free throws in the extra periods and had its three-game winning streak snapped only three nights after a thrilling 75-68 upset of No. 5 UCLA. The Cardinal earned a spot in the poll for the first time since the 2005-06 preseason, and third-year coach Trent Johnson has a ranked team for the first time during his Stanford tenure. The Cardinal are in the regular-season poll for the first time since the team ended the 2003-04 season ranked No. 1. Josh Heytvelt hit a key 3-pointer in the first overtime and finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds for Gonzaga (16-7). Brook Lopez scored 10 of his 20 points in the final 12:47 of regulation and also had 12 rebounds and five blocked shots for Stanford. His twin 7-foot brother, Robin, added four blocks. Lawrence Hill made his first six field-goal tries and had 14 points in the first 11 minutes on the way to 22. It was a tough non-conference matchup for the Cardinal – the second meeting in as many seasons for the schools – before they play at rival California on Saturday night. STANFORD – Jeremy Pargo scored 11 of his 23points in the second overtime and also had seven rebounds, three assists and three steals, lifting Gonzaga to a thrilling 90-86 victory over No. 23 Stanford on Wednesday night. Derek Raivio added six of his 21 points during the second OT after missing a shot at the end of the first extra period to win it. Anthony Goods swished a long 3 from about 26 feet out with 14 seconds left in the first OT to tie the score at 67 and extend the game further. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more