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Edwards Coaches Ltd: UK and European Coach tours and Worldwide Air Travel from South

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TRAVEL INSURANCE – IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Edwards Coaches Ltd t/as Edwards Holidays is an appointed representative of CCV Cardiff Insurance Brokers, a trading name of CCV Risk Solutions Limited. Registered in England No. 05879041. Registered office: Towergate House, Eclipse Park, Sittingbourne Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3EN. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. CCV Risk Solutions Limited is proud to be part of Cullum Capital Ventures Limited a Chartered Insurance Broker.

We only offer travel insurance from a single insurer ETI International Travel Protection (ERV). This travel insurance is suitable for those who wish to insure themselves when travelling against the specified financial loss of unforeseen circumstances and events relating to your trip. A list of the covers and corresponding levels, as well as the main policy exclusions, can be found below. Further details will be in your policy document, a copy of which is available on request. We have not provided you with any recommendation or advice about whether this product meets your specific insurance requirements. It is your responsibility to decide whether this policy suits your requirements. Should you require any further information, please contact Edwards Holidays.

Travel Insurance Indemnity

If you have declined to take out insurance cover offered by Edwards Coaches Ltd. t/a Edwards Holidays you are agreeing to undertake on behalf of yourself and all members of your party:

To arrange holiday insurance which provides comparable cover to that offered by Edwards Holidays.

Not to hold Edwards Holidays or the travel agent, responsible for any costs incurred by your party due to your failure to take out adequate insurance.

To indemnify Edwards Holidays and the travel agent for any costs incurred by them due to your failure to take out adequate insurance cover.

Nothing in this agreement shall limit or exclude your statutory rights

You are not required to declare your medical conditions. However, you must comply with the following conditions AT THE TIME OF TAKING OUT THIS POLICY to have full protection of your policy:

1. You are not aware of any medical condition or set of circumstances that could be reasonably expected to give rise to a claim (for example the state of health of a close relative, Business Associate or any person on whom your travel plans depend)

2. You are not receiving, or on a waiting list for, surgery, day case or in-patient treatment or investigations in a hospital, clinic or nursing home

3. You are not (a) travelling against any health requirements stipulated by the carrier, their handling agents or any other public transport provider or (b) travelling against the advice of a Medical Practitioner or for the purpose of obtaining medical treatment abroad

4. You been given a terminal prognosis If your medical condition cannot comply with these conditions then any claim relating to that medical condition will not be covered.

The policy includes some general exclusions relating to a variety of illnesses which are not covered. Although not a full list these include Alcoholism, drugs or drug addition, stress, anxiety or depressive conditions, psychiatric illness, terminal illness, AIDS, HIV, sexually transmitted disease, suicide or attempt threat, deliberate exposure of danger or criminal act. Full Exclusions are listed in the policy document.

Cancellation Up to 3,500 Medical Expenses Repatriation – Up to 2,000,000 Curtailment Hospital Benefit – Up to 3,500) Luggage Personal effects Money – Up to 1,500 in all – 200 money, valuables

Luggage Delay Up to 100 Personal Liability Up to 2,000,000 Personal Accident Up to 15,000

Up to 200 Delayed Departure (not UK) Up to 60 Missed Departure (not UK) – Up to 600 (due to public transport only) Legal Expenses Up to 10,000

Deposits ( 10 excess). All sections, except Personal Accident, Hospital Benefit, Loss of Passport, Missed Departure, Legal Expenses and Personal Liability are subject to a 75 excess, per person, per claim.

Infants under the age of 2 years FREE if named on Adult Insurance.

2-15 year olds 25% discount on departure if travelling with an insured adult.

Please contact Edwards Holidays for travel insurance prices.

Your insurance is arranged on the basis of what you have told us and your insurer. Therefore, you must provide answers to all questions raised honestly, completely and to the best of your knowledge. If you re in any doubt as to whether to provide any information please do so, to ensure that your policy is set up on the correct basis because if not it could mean that part or all of a claim may be unpaid. If any circumstances change throughout the policy term please advise us immediately so that we can ensure cover is still appropriate. If you fail to report claims promptly, or any circumstances which may lead to a claim, it may affect your ability to obtain a settlement.

If your cover doesn t meet your requirements, please let Edwards Holidays know within 14 days of receiving your policy document and return all your documents for a refund of your premium. Any premium already paid will be refunded to You providing you have not travelled, no claim has been made or is intended to be made and no incident likely to give rise to a claim has occurred.

Full details of how to make a claim and how to appeal should your claim not be successful can be found in the policy document. Updated January 2017.

Should you have a complaint about the sale of your travel insurance policy, please contact The Branch Manager, CCV Insurance Brokers Ltd, Unit 4 Neptune Court, Vanguard Way, Cardiff CF24 5PJ.
Should you remain unhappy with our final reply, you may have the right to refer your complaint to The Financial Ombudsman Service, Exchange Tower, London E14 9SR. Opening times are Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm. Their telephone number 0800 023 4 567 and calls to this number are normally free for people ringing from a fixed line phone but charges may apply if you call from a mobile phone. 0300 123 9 123 calls to this number are charged at the same rate as 01 or 02 numbers on mobile phone tariffs. These numbers may not be available from outside the UK so please call us from abroad on +44 20 7964 0500.

Financial Services Compensation Scheme

We are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). You may be entitled to compensation from the scheme if we cannot meet our obligations. This depends on the type of business and the circumstances of the claim. Insurance advising and arranging is covered for 90% of the claim, with no upper limit. Further information is available from the FSCS.


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July 24, 2017 – NYPA power line project to boost reliability, facilitate renewables

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on July 21 unveiled plans under which the New York Power Authority will rebuild 78 miles of power transmission infrastructure in the North Country part of the state, which will further bolster the reliability of the state’s electric power grid and enable more upstate renewable energy to connect to the power system throughout the state.

July 24, 2017 – Palo Alto Utilities thermal microgrid project funded through DEED grant

California’s Palo Alto Utilities has been awarded a grant from the American Public Power Association’s Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments, or DEED, program to help fund a project aimed at providing information and tools to support public power utilities in evaluating the feasibility of deploying thermal microgrids.

July 21, 2017 – House passes pipeline review, electric transmission bills

The House on July 19 approved a bill, H.R. 2910, which would reaffirm the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s role as the lead federal agency on environmental reviews of interstate gas pipelines and improve interagency coordination. The American Public Power Association supports the measure.

July 21, 2017 – Report catalogues state net metering, DG actions in the second quarter

In the second quarter, 39 states plus Washington, D.C. took a total of 140 actions related to distributed solar policy and rate design, according to a new study issued by North Carolina State University’s NC Clean Energy Technology Center.

July 20, 2017 – Lawmakers hear about capacity market flaws, rising grid costs

A House hearing on July 18 examined a wide range of issues related to the state of the power industry including possible reform of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, flaws in regional transmission organization-operated capacity markets, rising transmission costs and baseload generation closures.

Events

July 27, 2017 – Maintaining or Improving Your Utility’s Bond Rating

July 27, 2017 – DEED Webinar: Tips to Apply for a DEED Grant

August 15, 2017 – The Future of Rate Design

August 24, 2017 – DEED Webinar: Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Project

September 7, 2017 – Community Solar Success Stories

September 17, 2017 – Business and Financial Conference

October 8, 2017 – Legal and Regulatory Conference

November 5, 2017 – Customer Connections Conference

February 11, 2018 – CEO Roundtable

February 26, 2018 – Legislative Rally

Blogs

The threat of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure is a hot topic in the news right now, but cybersecurity has been on the radar of the American Public Power Association for several years. We recently conducted a series of table top  exercises with public power utilities across the country to jump start discussions among members on cybersecurity issues. The consistent feedback we heard from these workshops is the need for more guidance, more training, and for additional resources to help address the evolving threats. Continue Reading

Sue Kelly s speech at the 2017 National Conference in Orlando lays out the important work ahead for public power utilities in advocating for key issues, providing innovative services to keep up with customer expectations, and building relationships within their communities. Continue Reading

Learn how the Omaha Public Power District implements employee groups to advance the company s most valuable asset, its people, which in turn helps them be a stronger resource for the company, the community, and fellow employees. Continue Reading

Andrew Wills, director of government relations and counsel at the American Public Power Association, summarizes the latest activity regarding a petition to the FCC that could impact regulations on utility pole attachments. In particular, he notes how comments on the petition reflect different concerns from state and local governments, electric utilities, and telecommunications companies. Continue Reading

About Public Power

Public power is a collection of more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities, serving more than 48 million people or about 14 percent of the nation’s electricity consumers.

Public power utilities are operated by local governments to provide communities with reliable, responsive, not-for-profit electric service. Public power utilities are directly accountable to the people they serve through local elected or appointed officials.

About the Association

The American Public Power Association was created in 1940 as a nonprofit, non-partisan organization to advance the public policy interests of its members and their consumers, and provide member services to ensure adequate, reliable electricity at a reasonable price with the proper protection of the environment.

Policy positions emphasize the importance of hometown decision making that puts customers first and ensures a stable supply of electricity while protecting the environment. Since two-thirds of public power systems do not generate their own electricity and instead buy it on the wholesale market for distribution to customers, securing competitively priced and reliable wholesale power is a priority.

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What is a Transfer Admission Guarantee?

Guaranteed Admission is more commonly referred to as a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program. A TAG is a contractual agreement between you, SBCC, and a four-year college or university. Students who meet and maintain stated admission and major requirements are guaranteed admission to a specific four-year college or university.

Seven UC campuses offer guaranteed admission to California community college students who meet specific requirements. By participating in a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program, you can ensure your admission to a specific campus, which offer an early review of your academic record, early admission notification, and specific guidance on major preparation and general education coursework.

The 2017-18 TAG matrix provides a list of participating campuses, eligibility criteria, and campus-specific notes.

What are the benefits of submitting a TAG?

A TAG has many benefits. Signing and meeting the conditions of the TAG will GUARANTEE an enrollment slot for the TAG admission cycle. The TAG provides prospective students with a specific plan of action to ensure they satisfy the admissions requirements. The TAG provides the participating universities with the student’s contact information and as a result, the student will have direct access to university representatives and current information about their admissions or changes they should know about. Other benefits vary, please check with the specific school.

Who is eligible to submit a TAG?

The criteria vary by four-year college or university, but in all cases, a UC TAG is available only to students transferring directly from a California Community College are considered for a TAG, including international students (those with a visa). The University of California defines a CCC transfer student as one who has completed over half of their units at a CCC. All UC TAG campuses require students to meet this definition. To be eligible, at the time of submission, students must have completed at least thirty UC-transferable units with a certain GPA as required by each campus/major.

• Students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree, graduate degree, and/or professional degree cannot participate in TAG.

• Students who have previously enrolled at a UC campus during a regular term (not including summer session) cannot submit a TAG application to return to that campus.

Transfer students do not have to participate in TAG to be considered for admission. Non- TAG students (students ineligible or fail to complete a TAG, may still be admissible to the University and will be reviewed through the general transfer admission pool) must also apply for UC admission during the appropriate application filing period

When do I submit a TAG?

1. Read TAG conditions at your preferred University to determine initial eligibility;

2. You may access the TAG application now. However submission will be accepted from September 1 – September 30, 2016;

3. Throughout the month of September, students may access our TAG kiosk to ask pertinent questions regarding the TAG. The kiosk is located in the Student Services Building lobby and manned by Transfer Counselors. Students may also attend an SBCC TAG Workshop or a ccess our online UC Admission TAG tutorial. If applying to UCSB, you may also access their online UCSB TAG Webinar. Attendance is not required, and students may submit their TAG without utilizing assistance from SBCC personnel.

TAG Tutorial Part 1

4. Obtain transcripts from ALL previous colleges/universities;

5. Log in to the online TAG application and complete the submission process by September 30th;

  • The academic history should MIRROR your transcripts, i.e. show all courses- non-transferable, D’s, F’s, W’s, repeats, etc. The application can be completed and submitted online without the assistance of a counselor

6. If you attended a TAG Workshop or utilized the online TAG tutorial, you may have your TAG application reviewed before submission. The TAG review sessions are held on Mondays, September 19, and 26 from 8:30 – noon in SS-250 as well as virtually.

7. Apply for fall 2017 admission to the UC or TAG institution during the appropriate filing period. UC Application and personal statement workshops will be held beginning in October through November.

8. Pay attention to the University admission timeline.

The deadline for submitting a TAG is generally one year in advance of the transfer term (e.g. If you are transferring in Fall 2017, you will submit a TAG this fall).

  • UC TAG deadline – September 30th
  • Private and CSU institutions have varying deadlines as outlined in their TAG agreement listed above.

TRANSFER ADMISSION GUARANTEE TIMELINE

May I submit more than one TAG?

Effective fall 2013 UC admission cycle and beyond, students can only submit one UC TAG. If applicable, students applying to a CSU and/or independent/private institution can submit a TAG for that system. It is imperative that a TAG is submitted to the UC by September 30, 2016, in order to be considered for 2017 Guaranteed Admission at one of the seven UC’s. In addition to submitting a TAG by September 30th, all students must submit a University of California Admissions Application. The CSU’s and private/independent institutions have varying TAG deadlines. Please review the individual school information as listed above and/or meet with a counselor for additional information.

What if I change my mind and decide to transfer to a different school?

TAG schools and SBCC understand that goals change. Students who submit a TAG are not obligated to transfer to the four-year college or university. Transfer students do not have to participate in TAG to be considered for admission.


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Women in Business – Thames Valley, South Coast Women in Business #business #finance


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Celebrate • Encourage • Inspire

Women in Business celebrates, encourages and inspires successful and aspiring business women in the south.

This campaign is not about the exclusion of men, but the inclusion of women. It celebrates and spotlights organisations and individuals who have excelled in their specific business, profession or organisation. We acknowledge the real value that diversity can add to our businesses through productivity and profitability and recognise those who are championing change.

A strong lineup of #WIB16 finalists

The strength of the Women in Business finalists in 2016 demonstrate the diverse range of strengths of women in the business community.

Women in Business 2016 has broadened its scope to recognise the contribution of men in championing change.

The WIB Awards have brought together a very strong group of women with extraordinary stories. I was fortunate to win the 2015 Award for Director Large Business, and was thrilled at the reaction from our clients and customers. The award is important to me personally and to the Ceuta Group as an endorsement of how we drive our business. The processes of nomination, ceremony and involvement following the event have been energising, and there is a real sense of continuing to build something here for women who see success as a constant journey.

“In terms of what winning the award has meant to me: I was overwhelmed and delighted to be announced winner, it really validated so many life choices, sacrifices if you will, and made me feel that someone recognised the effort and sheer graft it has taken to get my business to where it is now. It was a virtual pat on the back, and it has helped strengthen my confidence; I feel less likely to think “I can’t” and more likely to think “How can I…?!” It has opened doors to me such as taking part in the roundtable discussion last month, and speaking at enterprise events. I have met a host of inspiring and motivating women, and I have been able to share my award and success with my team of predominately women – they have celebrated my win with me and have been proud that such an overlooked, yet vital, industry was suddenly being talked about in business terms.”

“Clarify is proud to be associated with the Business Magazine’s Women in Business awards. We have had the privilege to experience the impact of the awards from both sides – as an award recipient and latterly as a sponsor of the Rising Star category. The war on talent is a key issue for today’s employers and the valuable contribution women make to UK business should not be underestimated. The Women in Business awards is a celebration of talent and provides inspirational role models for both women and men entering the workforce. The response to our award win for ‘Woman of the Year’ has been overwhelmingly positive. It has opened up a host of opportunities for our business from a marked increase in recruitment candidates to brand awareness, networking and business enquires.”


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Featuring the estate collection of former University of Santa Clara Curator of Photography and Professional Photographer, Don Beatty of Helena Montana. Online bidding with LiveAuctioneers.

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Fine National, International, and Northwest Modern Artworks – Online bidding with LiveAuctioneers.

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Featuring an Important 18th Century Chinese Imperial Nine Dragon Ningxia Silk & Gold Thread Room Size Carpet with Full Provenance. Online bidding with LiveAuctioneers.


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North Coast Roofing Systems: A Leading Distributor Of Commercial Roofing, Residential Roofing, Garden Roof

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North Coast Roofing Systems Is A Leading Distributor Of
Carlisle SynTec Systems

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Tapered Polyiso Carlisle manufactures tapered polyiso, an energy-efficient insulation designed to minimize heating and cooling costs while promoting positive rooftop drainage for virtually any roofing application. By directing water to drains and scuppers, tapered polyiso reduces water infiltration and minimizes the negative effects of ponding water, ultimately lengthening the service life of a roof.
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Hydropack Roof Garden System

Located along the north branch of the Chicago River, the site for the new state-of-the-art 57,550-sf McGrath Acura Dealership of Chicago underwent extensive renovations. The Missner Group incorporated numerous sustainable design elements to the final plan including a greenroof which receives full sun and using permeable pavers for the parking lot. The pavers are designed to reduce the impervious area of the project and allow for storm water management in keeping with the City of Chicago’s best management practices.

HYDROPACK, the patented, innovative tray system for green roofs from Vegetal i.D. was used as the greenroof system, installed on April 26, 2012 on a 55°F windy and sunny day. The installation team consisted of 7 persons plus one Vegetal I.D. representative, and it was estimated to take one person to lay down 260 sf per hour. Access was from inside using a ladder to get to the roof.

The HYDROPACK® is both the best solution for creating a living, breathing green roof and the optimal storm water management tool. With more than 5 million square feet installed on over 1,500 rooftops, HYDROPACK® is the most widely used tray system in existence.

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North Coast Roofing Systems: A Leading Distributor Of
Commerical Roofing And Residential Roofing Materials!

As a wholesaler we understand that you need to have the right products in stock to meet the needs of your retail customers. It is our goal here at North Coast Roofing Systems to make sure you have those products on the shelf or in stock ready to meet the demands of your customers. If you need it there yesterday, we will do our best to turn back the clock and get it there ahead of time. Many customers will visit us to view samples up close when deciding on a color and style that is right for their project.

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Women in Business – Thames Valley, South Coast Women in Business #international #business #jobs


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Celebrate • Encourage • Inspire

Women in Business celebrates, encourages and inspires successful and aspiring business women in the south.

This campaign is not about the exclusion of men, but the inclusion of women. It celebrates and spotlights organisations and individuals who have excelled in their specific business, profession or organisation. We acknowledge the real value that diversity can add to our businesses through productivity and profitability and recognise those who are championing change.

A strong lineup of #WIB16 finalists

The strength of the Women in Business finalists in 2016 demonstrate the diverse range of strengths of women in the business community.

Women in Business 2016 has broadened its scope to recognise the contribution of men in championing change.

The WIB Awards have brought together a very strong group of women with extraordinary stories. I was fortunate to win the 2015 Award for Director Large Business, and was thrilled at the reaction from our clients and customers. The award is important to me personally and to the Ceuta Group as an endorsement of how we drive our business. The processes of nomination, ceremony and involvement following the event have been energising, and there is a real sense of continuing to build something here for women who see success as a constant journey.

“In terms of what winning the award has meant to me: I was overwhelmed and delighted to be announced winner, it really validated so many life choices, sacrifices if you will, and made me feel that someone recognised the effort and sheer graft it has taken to get my business to where it is now. It was a virtual pat on the back, and it has helped strengthen my confidence; I feel less likely to think “I can’t” and more likely to think “How can I…?!” It has opened doors to me such as taking part in the roundtable discussion last month, and speaking at enterprise events. I have met a host of inspiring and motivating women, and I have been able to share my award and success with my team of predominately women – they have celebrated my win with me and have been proud that such an overlooked, yet vital, industry was suddenly being talked about in business terms.”

“Clarify is proud to be associated with the Business Magazine’s Women in Business awards. We have had the privilege to experience the impact of the awards from both sides – as an award recipient and latterly as a sponsor of the Rising Star category. The war on talent is a key issue for today’s employers and the valuable contribution women make to UK business should not be underestimated. The Women in Business awards is a celebration of talent and provides inspirational role models for both women and men entering the workforce. The response to our award win for ‘Woman of the Year’ has been overwhelmingly positive. It has opened up a host of opportunities for our business from a marked increase in recruitment candidates to brand awareness, networking and business enquires.”


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