TruexCullins Architecture and Interior Design,Robert Sparky Millikin, of Hinesburg, was recently named Managing Principal of TruexCullins Architecture and Interior Design.A Principal of the firm since 2007 and Associate since 2003, Sparky Millikin has served as the Director of Operations at TruexCullins, responsible for all aspects of the firm s administration, including finance, operations, project management and human resources. A Cum Laude graduate of Dartmouth College with a major in Architecture, he received his MBA degree from the Yale School of Management. Prior to joining TruexCullins in 2001, he spent 13 years as a project manager for Bread Loaf Corporation in Middlebury, VT and has over 22 years of experience in the residential and commercial construction industry. His clients have included Burton Snowboards, Ben & Jerry s, Vermont Teddy Bear, Saint Michael s College and Vermont Law School, King Arthur Flour, Orvis, the Montshire Museum, Resolution, Vermont Country Store, Mack Molding, and the National Bank of Middlebury. Combining his studies in architecture and management with field experience, Millikin will continue to guide the firm in its endeavors to create inspiring, sustainable architectural and interior designs. He is currently on the Board of the Burlington Business Association and is a member of the Vermont Business Roundtable.Millikin leads TruexCullins alongside Principals Rolf Kielman, AIA, Richard Deane, AIA, David Epstein, AIA, and Kim Deetjen, ASID, Director of Interiors.TruexCullins, an award-winning architecture and interior design firm located on Burlington s waterfront, has been doing business regionally, nationally and internationally since 1968. With over 30 talented architects, interior designers and support staff, the firm offers the expertise of five design studios Home, Resort, Workplace, Education and Interiors. For more information contact Susan Weeks, Director of Marketing, or visit www.truexcullins.com(link is external).
Will the official arrival of a JPMorgan Chase’s new mobile wallet, Chase Pay, be a new mobile payment threat for credit unions or the catalyst for new opportunities? Two experts disagree.U.S. mobile proximity payments are ready to grow significantly over the next few years, according to eMarketer. The firm reported mobile payment users totaled 23.2 million in 2015 and will triple to almost 70 million by 2019. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr read more
Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of China’s Alibaba Group, has announced the launch of two cloud-native services in Indonesia as demand from businesses is on the rise with the COVID-19 pandemic boosting digitization efforts.Alibaba Cloud Indonesia launched Wednesday relational database AsparaDB for PolarDB and real-time warehousing service AnalyticsDB, which are expected to boost data processing and storage capabilities in digitizing Indonesian enterprises.Alibaba Cloud Indonesia solution architect head Max Maiden Dasuki said there was increasing demand for digitalization in Indonesia, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing. “The gaming and media industry are among those that reached out to us to provide them with a cloud solution,” he said during a press briefing on Wednesday. “The gaming industry, for example, is experiencing an increase in users during the social distancing period and they are using our PolarDB service.”Read also: Homegrown gaming companies thriving amid pandemicIndonesia introduced large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) at the end of March. Since then, regional administrations have prohibited people from going to public areas except for essential needs.ApsaraDB for the PolarDB cluster has a maximum storage space of 100 terabytes and is compatible with other relational database management systems such as MySQL, PostgreSQL and Oracle. Meanwhile, AnalyticsDB is a real-time data warehousing service that can process petabytes of data, enabling the fast processing of tens of billions of data queries and the creation of online statistical reports and multi-dimensional analysis solutions. “We are seeing great potential for further cloud database adaptation in the e-commerce industry, education and finance, the performances of which have been booming in the past few months,” Max said.Read also: Google Cloud to open first data center in Indonesia in coming monthsIndonesian startups such as e-commerce platform Akulaku, Investree and Kopi Kenangan have tapped into Alibaba Cloud technologies.”By leveraging Alibaba Cloud technology, Investree completed the re-architecture of its system and shortened its app development time, reducing IT and resources expenditures,” said Investree CTO Daniel Armanto. Alibaba Cloud Indonesia country manager Leon Chen said that multi-cloud storage adaptation would become a trend in the future but that it would take time for Indonesia to adapt as the market was still in its early stage. Alibaba established two data centers in Indonesia in 2018 and 2019. Chen said the company was open to the possibility of opening a third data center.Read also: In challenging times, digital economy and e-commerce can chart a path toward recoveryIn recent years, other tech giants, such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft, made plans to build data centers in Indonesia. Responding to the competition, Chen said that having more data centers was a good sign.“This means that our decision was right to set the first data center in Indonesia,” he said. “More data centers means more solutions for Indonesia’s growing market.”Alibaba Cloud reported a 62 percent revenue growth year-on-year to US$5.6 billion by the end of its fiscal year in March. Alibaba Group said that up to 70 percent of its businesses ran on Alibaba Cloud with the expectation of reaching 100 percent in the next two years.Topics : read more
A busy weekend for area cross country teams began with West Genesee making its way to last Friday’s Bob Greene Invitational at Newark Valley, where the boys Wildcats finished second and the girls took third place.WG’s boys, who had 143 points to Elmira’s first-place 75, included Matt Bartolotta going 16 minutes, 53.5 seconds to finish second in the individual race behind Windsor’s Josh Stone, who won in 16:16.7.Peter McMahon claimed sixth place, in 17:16.3, with Aiden Walsh getting 20th place in 18:12.3. Ryan McMahon finished 55th in 19:04 flat, just ahead of Ewan Moran (19:11.0) and Joe Parisi (19:20.6). In the girls race at Newark Valley, WG had 120 points, tied with Lansing, but behind Delhi (70) and Elmira Notre Dame (77). Individually, Natalie Buckhout fared best, getting to sixth place in 20:51.9.Liz Morey, in 22:15.7, edged out Abby Kuppinger (22:23.1) for 23rd place, while Lauren Puchta finished 30th in 22:39.4. Faith Knox made her way to 37th place in 22:53.8.Then other local teams found themselves at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx for the annual Manhattan Invitational, competing in various races throughout Saturday afternoon. Tags: cross countryJ-EskaneatelesWest GeneseeWesthill Skaneateles would see Caleb Bender nearly win the boys Varsity B race, tearing to the line on the 2.5-mile Van Cortlandt course in 12:54.4, less than two seconds behind the 12:52.7 from Riverdale’s Jacob Ireland.Overall, the boys Lakers were 12th in the 29-team field as Matt Persampieri and Joe Norris also posted top finishes, Persampieri getting 25th place in 13:55.5 and Norris finishing 29th in 13:59.6.The Skaneateles girls were 15th out of 28 teams in its Varsity A race, but that was one spot ahead of the Cazenovia side it lost to by one point in a first-place OHSL Liberty National division clash earlier in the week.With just five runners, the Lakers had Sarah Tallerico take 37th place in 16:55.6. Hope Cross-Jaya was 86th in 18:07.6, with Lillian Yengo (18:32.5) just ahead of Sophia Aureden (18:32.8) and Ellie McSwain finishing in 20:25.7.Westhill earned sixth place out of 14 teams in the boys Varsity G race, led by Jacob Fricano, who just missed out on the top 10 as he got 11th place in 13:47.7.Mike Ferrara gained 19th place in 14:04.9, while Will Thornton got to 23rd place in 14:13.6. Brian Allen had a 39th-place time of 14:36.8, just ahead of Brandon Mulholland (14:41.7), Justin Nowicki (14:47.6) and Angelo Carr (14:57.8).Earning ninth place out of 16 in the girls Varsity F race, the Warriors had Liz Kessler leading the way as she got 32nd place in 16:59.4, while Addie Lowery was 48th in 17:39.6. Angie Mesa-Espinosa, in 18:12.4, beat out Katherine Evans (18:18.6) and Kylie Nowicki (18:18.9) as Emily O’Reilly (18:54.9) and Ashley Heffernan (19:53.9) followed.Jordan-Elbridge, in boys Varsity Race A, finished 15th, with Sean Dristle going 14:03.3 to finish 46th. The only other top-100 finishes came from Derek Quigley, who was 77th in 14:24 flat, and Lee Jewell, four spots behind Quigley in 14:28.8.The girls Eagles had a 20th-place finish in its Varsity A race out of a field of 28, with Vassianna Klock getting to 40th place in 16:38 flat as Hannah Fichter (17:47.6) was just in front of Coral Uhle (17:53.3).Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story read more
Former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp is expected at Anfield on Thursday as the German edges closer to becoming Brendan Rodgers’ successor at Liverpool, while Carlo Ancelotti has ruled himself out of contention.Klopp is reportedly in advanced talks with Fenway Sports Group president Mike Gordon and Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre and is planning to fly to England to complete negotiations ahead of his highly anticipated move, the reports said.Former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager Ancelotti, who was also linked with the job, has told reporters he would return to management, but only next season.”I enjoy my time now but, of course, I want to come back to manage – to work – because it is my passion,” the 56-year-old Italian said at a press event in London. “I want to take my time to rest, but next season I am ready.”The fiery Klopp, twice a Bundesliga champion with Dortmund, who he also steered to the Champions League final in 2013, has made no secret of his desire to work in England.The charismatic German forged his reputation by turning 1997 Champions League winners Dortmund, who were relegation candidates under predecessor Thomas Doll, into one of the most exciting brands in world football. He left the Ruhr valley club in 2015 after seven years to take a break from football after finishing seventh in the Bundesliga.Known for his wit and exuberance as much as for his high pressing, quick counter-attacking and never-say-die brand of football, Klopp is reportedly willing to curtail his sabbatical to revive Liverpool’s fortunes and is on the verge of committing to a three-year contract.He has also asked to bring former assistants Zeljko Buvac, called the ‘brains’ behind Dortmund’s success, and Peter Krawietz in as part of his coaching staff.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports read more
Kershaw is heading into the postseason as arguably the most dominant, complete pitcher in baseball. He’s the Game 1 starter of the NLDS for Thursday’s game against the Braves at Turner Field in Atlanta. He’s more mature, he’s got that sick changeup to boot and an eye on bringing a World Series title to Los Angeles.He’s pitching the best baseball of his career.“With Clayton, it’s been all year,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “It’s been amazing. I think he had maybe one game in there, maybe one or two, where he was a little rough. “… If we had scored some runs, he may have won 25, 26 games. If we had done anything for him offensively early on, it would’ve been every time out.”Still, the Dodgers are in good standing in the pitching department with Kershaw and Zack Greinke (15-4, 2.63 ERA) as one of the most formidable 1-2 punches in the game.Matt Kemp is out for the season and the health and durability of Hanley Ramirez, Andre Ethier and others are questions. But Kershaw is a given.When Kershaw hears 1988, and it happens all the time, he thinks of something different than Dodgers fans.“That’s my birth year,” Kershaw said.And 1988 happens to be the last time the Dodgers won a World Series. Kershaw was just a few months old when Kirk Gibson hit that home run and was arm-pumping his way to help lead the Dodgers to that championship.Kershaw appreciates Dodgers history, but he’d love for that 25-year drought to end already.“I don’t think about (1988) honestly, but it’s definitely ingrained,” Kershaw said. “That’s all we hear around here, the ‘88 team and all that stuff. It’d be nice to stop hearing about it and start our own history.“The Dodgers obviously have a ton of history. That’s part of the organization, which is awesome. It’d be fun for people to start talking about our team.”People talk plenty about Kershaw, on and off the field. Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, started Kershaw’s Challenge to help others, especially children. They started “Arise Home,” which provided a home, food, education and more for children in Africa.Last year, Kershaw won the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, voted on by fans and members of the media for the player who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.”This year, he was named the Branch Rickey Award winner in recognition of his community service.“Baseball is what we’re supposed to do,” Kershaw said. “I’m supposed to go pitch well. That’s something I obviously take a lot of pride in. That’s what we’re meant to do.“All the awards you win for that are great, but the stuff off the field is pretty special to me because of all the time and work my wife does. She’s such a trooper. That’s her passion. To get to see her get some recognition is great because she sees me get all this stuff for baseball.”Kershaw would cherish a World Series ring, but he knows whether he wins the World Series or not, his friend Hope, who calls him Uncle Clayton, and her classmates in Africa probably would pay it no mind.“I don’t think cable TV is on the priority list over there,” Kershaw said. “If I played soccer, they might keep up with me. They do have some baseballs there now. When I go over there, they like to play catch. They don’t really know what they’re doing, but they think it’s fun.”Kershaw sure knows what he’s doing on the mound. And via his leadership, the Dodgers are eyeing a World Series.With Kershaw as the calm, driving force, there’s the energetic and youthful rookie Yasiel Puig, quirky reliever Brian Wilson, quiet Greinke, fun-loving Juan Uribe and more. You saw that as they celebrated the NL West title with that dive in the Diamondbacks’ pool.“That’s the great thing about our team. I don’t think we’d work if we were all the same person,” Kershaw said. “There’s so many different guys that we all get along. That’s what makes us special. That makes us good a little bit. It gives us a little bit of an edge.”And it starts with Kershaw. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error This is much better than Kershaw’s last road to the playoffs as a 21-year-old rising star for the Dodgers. So much of that October, which saw Philadelphia win the National League Championship Series 4-1, is a blur for Kershaw.“I don’t really remember, honestly,” Kershaw, 25, said in the dugout after a workout at Petco Park last week. “I remember running into the wall in September and wondering if I was going to be able to pitch. I remember pitching a little bit. It was so long ago, I really don’t remember a whole lot.”It’s easy to forget the mishap when Kershaw was shagging balls in the outfield the first week of September in 2009. He lost his bearings, ran into the opposing team scoreboard in right field while trying to track down a ball and injured his shoulder. Kershaw was healthy by the postseason, but he was young and inexperienced. He started Game 2 of the National League Division Series against St. Louis, allowing just two runs in a solid 6 2/3 innings. He was named the Game 1 starter of the NLCS against Philadelphia, and even though he had a dominant fastball and that buckling signature curveball, it was a gaudy stage for a kid. He allowed five earned run in 4 2/3 innings. He took the loss as the Phillies won, 8-6. That set the tone for the series. “I think (I was ready),” Kershaw said. “I don’t know if I really knew what was going on, honestly. I just thought it was what you do. You go to the postseason and you get to pitch. Now I know it doesn’t happen very often. it makes it a little more special now.” Clayton Kershaw didn’t know he was being beckoned for a curtain call, and even if he did, he would’ve been sheepish about that kind of attention. He caught on when teammate Juan Uribe gave him a good-natured shove up the Dodger Stadium dugout steps after a dominant six-inning shutout over Colorado on Friday night. Kershaw smiled and waved his cap, exiting the regular season with the adoration of Dodgers fans and a fantastic year that could give him his second Cy Young Award. The Dodgers’ ace was 16-9 with a 1.83 ERA, the lowest in the majors since Pedro Martinez had a 1.74 ERA with Boston in 2000. Kershaw is walking the red carpet with plenty of swagger to the postseason, armed with awards and statistical bling. Everything but a World Series ring. read more
City Manager Diane Hunter has recommended that Council look at the idea of a budget stabilization policy. The policy would allow the city to set aside money to allow for unanticipated expenditures, revenue shortfalls, future capital projects or to stabilize tax rates from significant changes in expenditures. The proposed policy would see roughly $6.7 million dollars put into 10 separate accounts designated for certain situations. The $6.7 million dollars would come from an unallocated surplus account. This account includes monies from several years of budget surplus that haven’t been used. – Advertisement -Some of the accounts that will be set up include an Emergency account for events that Council deems of “urgent economic necessity”. Other accounts include a Heavy Snowfall/Ice account, Election account, Human Resources account or a Tax Rate Stabilization account. For a full list of accounts and descriptions download the attached document from Fort St. John City Council.It’s planned that council will make a decision regarding this proposed policy at next Monday’s meeting. read more