Josette Noll of Otter Creek Awnings & Patio Rooms in Williston, VT has been awarded a Betterliving Excellence Award-Gold Certificate from Craft-Bilt Manufacturing. As a Gold Certificate winner, Noll was recognized as being in the top 15% of sunroom designers in the nation. Noll specializes in 3- season patio rooms and year round sunroom design throughout Vermont and has been with Otter Creek Awnings & Patio Rooms for the past 4 years.Otter Creek Awnings & Patio Rooms of Williston, VT is pleased to announce that Cindy Chittenden has been awarded a Betterliving Excellence Award-Silver Certificate from Craft-Bilt Manufacturing. The award places Chittenden in the top 25% of all Sunroom designers nationwide. Chittenden has been with Otter Creek awning for the past 3 years and specializes in 3-season patio rooms and sunroom design throughout Vermont.Jim Lyman, sunroom production manager for Otter Creek Awnings & Patio Rooms of Williston, VT, has been awarded a Betterliving Excellence Award-Gold Certificate from Craft-Bilt Manufacturing. In order to be awarded the Gold Certificate, Lyman performed in the top 10% of project managers nationwide, as measured by total projects completed and customer satisfaction. Lyman supervises the installation of sunrooms throughout Vermont, New Hampshire and upstate New York. Lyman has managed the sunroom installation team at Otter Creek Awnings & Patio Rooms for the past 3 years.
Thursday’s sanctions targeted Olidem Romel Solarte Cerón, the finance chief of Front 48, which operates on Colombia’s border with Peru and Ecuador; leaders of the Jefferson Ostaiza Amay drug-trafficking organization; and FARC arms trafficker Gilma Montenegros Vallejos. A real estate firm in the Ecuadorean capital and two agricultural firms in San José, Costa Rica, operated by the drug traffickers, were also designated. The United States formally designated a financial network of the FARC Colombian guerrilla group’s Front 48 as a drug-trafficking organization, a move that bars any economic activity with the network and permits the seizure of its assets, the Treasury Department announced. This is Treasury’s fourteenth action against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a Marxist guerrilla group that was designated as a drug-trafficking organization by the United States in 2003, according to a statement. By Dialogo June 21, 2010 “Today’s designation builds on Treasury’s longstanding campaign against the FARC by exposing their key support networks in Ecuador and Costa Rica,” said the director of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, Adam Szubin. Since June 2000, Treasury has designated more than 750 businesses and individuals as associates of 87 drug kingpins around the world, the statement recalled.
By By Lisa Ferdinando, DoD News, Defense Media Activity March 13, 2018 U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) is strengthening interagency cooperation as well as partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean to address evolving security threats, U.S. Navy Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, the commander of SOUTHCOM, said at the Pentagon on March 5th. “Drug traffickers, human smugglers, terrorist supporters, arms dealers and money launderers are not new to this region, but they operate in new and surprising ways, compared to years past,” Adm. Tidd told reporters in a press briefing. New approaches are needed in dealing with these threats, he said, as “relying solely on what worked in decades past to find and disrupt them is not enough.” The criminal and extremist elements are well-financed and are increasingly sophisticated and adaptive, he said. They are leveraging all means available to move “lethal narcotics, people, weapons and dirty money into and out of Latin America and the U.S. homeland,” he said. “Extremist networks like [the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] reach deep into our hemisphere, inspire would-be terrorists to conduct attacks in the region or to attempt entry into the United States to do our citizens harm,” he said. Shared Principles Unite U.S., Latin America Adm. Tidd expressed concern about the influence of China, Russia, and Iran in the region, saying those three countries seek “footholds in our hemisphere,” but do not share the same values as the Western Hemisphere in regards to freedoms and democratic ideals. “Those freedoms and principles are what unite us,” he said, adding the United States is “watchful” for attempts to erode those shared principles, threaten U.S. interests or undermine U.S. partnerships within the region. “These shared concerns are driving our efforts to continue building a network of capable partners across the [U.S.] Defense Department, the federal government, the Western Hemisphere, and ultimately the international community,” the admiral said. Partnerships for Success SOUTHCOM is working with U.S. federal partners to identify ways to unify a response to the deadly opioid crisis in the United States, Adm. Tidd said. Further, SOUTHCOM has expanded collaboration with the U.S. Department of Treasury and U.S. Department of Homeland Security to increase intelligence sharing and analysis to better detect, disrupt and dismantle security threats. International partners are vital as well, he explained, in addressing threats and stopping illicit activities. “Last fiscal year, Joint Interagency Task Force South interdicted 283 metric tons of cocaine, thanks in large part to our partners in the region,” he said. “Without our partners’ support, 77 metric tons of cocaine would have reached the U.S. last year alone.” In addition, SOUTHCOM worked extensively with international partners to respond to natural disasters in 2017, he said. “After Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused levels of devastation not experienced in a generation, we worked side by side with Caribbean and European partners to evacuate and deliver aid to thousands of victims,” he said. SOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility in Central America, the Caribbean and South America encompasses 31 countries and 16 dependencies and areas of special sovereignty. Adm. Tidd highlighted how the command will continue to enhance its network of collaboration in the region. “The long-standing ties that we enjoy with those nations should never be taken for granted,” he said. “If we do not actively engage and work with these partners, others will.”
More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago“It was a personal, passionate choice of the owners of the time, who are still the original owners. It’s only ever had the one owner. A relative of theirs had a home built in the same character and style and they loved it,” Mr Troy told The Courier-Mail.The property is so huge that it has subdivision potential for 15 lots — of one acre each.“It’s a beautiful convenient position to the city or a very boutique acreage subdivision development, that certainly has some appeal in a city like Toowoomba.“Certainly for a potential buyer it’s not only the lovely home and lifestyle it offers now, but rarely do you get the additional benefit of the right zoning suitable for rural residential which accommodates a minimum of one acre allotments.” The back of the main house.Mr Troy said the 18.62 hectare site currently had about 15 to 18 acres that were zoned and had topography suitable for subdivision.Any such subdivision would “subject to council approval”, but it was described as having one of the “key requirements for development” — “power and town water are at the property frontage”.The estate currently has two houses on it — the main “classic Tudor” house with features such as leadlight windows and doors, glazed terracotta tile roof with gutterguard installed, sunken family room, and a feature ceiling of high pitched and exposed beams.The second house on the property coming off at348 Boundary Streetwas a three bedroom gable Queenslander with 12 foot high ceilings and a large “sleep out”. The owners loved the Tudor style so much they built one of their own in Toowoomba. The main house has a solar heated pool. Part of the large property is zoned for one acre subdivision lots. The creator of 61 McDougall Street, Cotswold Hills, is looking for expressions of interest over $1.4m.A touch of old England has hit the market within the city limits of one of the biggest regional centres outside Brisbane.A massive 18.62 hectare property has hit the market with an expressions of interest program looking for offers over $1.4million.The property, set on two titles with two homes and two bores, has a large Tudor style house that comes with a large 12m by 15m solar heated pool, a workshop, landscaped gardens and even an integrated watering system for plants.Agent Murray Troy of Elders Real Estate Toowoomba said 61 McDougall Street, Cotswold Hills, was created by the current owners who had a strong passion for the Tudor style. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The second home with the property’s boundary (marked in red) is a Queenslander.