Greentree Real Estate Welcomes New Salesperson

first_imgGreentree Real Estate Welcomes New SalespersonMonkton, VT — Greentree Real Estate is delighted to welcome Katrina E. Roberts as their newest Realtor. Katrina joined the Greentree team this July bringing with her an extensive background in marketing, public relations, non-profit events and community outreach work. Most recently, Katrina was the Director of External Affairs for ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. She has also worked for the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation and the New England Culinary Institute. Katrina grew up in Louisiana and continued her education at Bentley College where she obtained a bachelors degree in marketing.Katrina lives in Monkton with her husband, Colby, and two young daughters. She can be reached at (802) 482-5232 ext.26 or katrina@vermontgreentree.com(link sends e-mail).Greentree Real Estate is located in Monkton, Vermont and has over 44 years of combined real estate experience concentrated in both Addison and Chittenden Counties. For more information, please visit www.vermontgreentree.com(link is external). ####last_img read more

Vermont Chamber releases Legislative Report Card

first_imgThe purpose of the Legislative Report Card is to clearly and succinctly depict the positions of Vermont’s 180 legislators on important business issues. The Vermont Chamber works closely with members of all political parties to champion legislation that will help businesses prosper and stay in Vermont.According to Duane Marsh, “We have found that many of our issues, the business communities, are the same issues facing all Vermonters – property taxes, roads and bridges, healthcare, and the cost of living within the state. With the current economic climate, it is even more important that business owners and all Vermonters understand how their legislators voted on the issues that affect their daily life.”www.vtchamber.com(link is external)Vermont Chamber of Commerce | Legislative Report Card .nolink {color: #3E3E3E; text-decoration: none; font-weight: normal} .digifront {color: #CCCCCC; text-decoration: none; font-size: 10px;} body, p, td, th, ul, li, form, i { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; } b {font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;} h2 { font-weight: bold; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000; } h3 { font-weight: bold; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; color: #000000; } small { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; } input { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; } textarea { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; } .footertxt { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #3E3E3E; text-decoration: none; font-size: 10px; } select { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; } .preftxt { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000; text-decoration: none; font-size: 9px; } .digfront { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #CCCCCC; text-decoration: none; font-size: 10px; } .btn { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; background-color: #FFCC66; } .bb { font-weight: bold; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } a { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #3300CC; text-decoration: underline} .text1 { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; color: #000000} .text2 { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000 } .text2_alt { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #006699; font-weight: bold} .text3 { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #FFFFFF; font-weight: normal} .text3reg { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #FFFFFF ; font-weight: normal} .text3bold { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #FFFFFF; font-weight: bold} .text3link { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #FFFF66; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline} .link1 { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; color: #FF0000} .link2 { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #FF0000 } .link3 { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; color: #3300CC; text-decoration: underline} .textinfo { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; color: #336699} .photo_border { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; color: #FFFFFF} .title { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-weight: bold; color: #006666} .visitingtext { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; color: #999966} .menu { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; color: #996600; text-decoration: underline} a:hover {color: #33cc00;}.InntopiaZ { z-index: 1; height: 122px;}.InntopiaForm { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; z-index: 1; font-size: 9px;}.InntopiaText { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #FFFFFF; font-size: 10px; font-weight: bold;}.InntopiaTitle { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #CCCC66; font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;}.InntopiaButton { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; font-weight: bold; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #336666;}0&&parent.frames.length) { d=parent.frames[n.substring(p+1)].document; n=n.substring(0,p);} if(!(x=d[n])&&d.all) x=d.all[n]; for (i=0;!x&&i Visiting Vermont, Welcome to Vermont Order our Free Seasonal Guide! 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Falling discount rates hurting Swiss schemes’ funding – Towers Watson

first_imgTowers Watson, as part an annual report on the Swiss pension fund association’s members, had calculated a 10% median return for 2014.Discount rates dropped, along with corporate bonds, yielding 100-125bps less in Q4.Bond yields were further strained by the Swiss National Bank’s announcement that it would introduce a negative base rate.Adam Casey, senior consultant at Towers Watson in Zurich, said: “This directly affected the yields of Swiss bonds.”At Publica, Switzerland’s largest public pension fund, director Dieter Stohler pointed to another effect resulting from the SNB’s policy.“On the international currency markets, the forward discounts for Swiss francs have widened slightly, increasing costs for FX-hedging,” he said. He told IPE he did not think Swiss institutions would start introducing negative rates on savings any time soon, adding that the SNB would have to continue to make the Swiss franc “less attractive” as long as it wanted to continue to uphold the minimum exchange rate of 1.20CHF per euro. A decrease in Swiss discount rates last year caused funding levels for the country’s pension funds to fall by 640 basis points, according to Towers Watson’s latest ‘Swiss Pension Finance Watch’.Every quarter, the consultancy puts together an index based on the ratio of assets to liabilities in Swiss Pensionskassen, which dropped to 96.5% as of the end of December 2014 from 102.9% as of the end of 2013 – which had been a record high since the financial crisis.Over the course of last year, the index dropped to around 100% in Q1 and slightly recovered in Q2 but then dropped back to 99.5% at the end of September.Peter Zanella, head of retirement solutions at Towers Watson in Zurich, said the increase in liabilities triggered by continually falling discount rates had been offset by strong returns, albeit “only to a certain extent”.last_img read more

Boy in India has 500 Teeth Extracted

first_imgA little boy in India is doing well after having more than 500 teeth removed from his mouth.An unusual medical condition caused a seven-year-old boy to grow more than 500 teeth.The boy was complaining about mouth pain and when doctors took x-rays, they found a sac in his jaw filled with abnormal teeth. Scans showed hundreds of masses on the lower right side of his jaw, which led to a five-hour surgical procedure at Chennai’s Saveetha Dental College and Hospital in India.Medics removed 526 denticles from a tumor in the boy’s mouth on July 31, 2019.The hundreds of teeth ranged in size from point one millimeters to around a half-inch.Doctor’s say this unique case and the procedure was their first. Doctors confirm the boy was suffering from a rare condition called compound composite odontoma.They don’t know what causes the condition, but say it could be anything from genetics to environmental factors like radiation.last_img read more