Vermont AG says Campaign for Vermont ads did not ‘cross the line’

first_imgThe Vermont Attorney General’s Office has determined that a radio advertisement aired recently by Campaign for Vermont did not trigger the provisions of Vermont’s campaign finance laws. The Vermont Democratic Party alleged that the ad, which focuses on property taxes and education funding, and refers to Governor Shumlin by name, constituted an expenditure in excess of $500 that would require the Campaign for Vermont to register as a political committee due to the ad’s content. The Office conveyed its conclusions to the interested parties by letter today.The Attorney General’s Office concluded that the ad addressed a policy issue that is currently pending in the Vermont Legislature and did not demonstrate that its purpose was to support or oppose a candidate for Vermont office.‘In reviewing complaints such as these,’ Assistant Attorney General Megan J Shafritz said, ‘we are mindful that the courts apply a fact-specific analysis that considers a number of factors.’These factors include: whether the advertisement makes frequent references to a candidate or instead focuses on a legislative issue; whether the message comments on a candidate’s character, qualifications, or fitness for office; whether or not the message mentions an individual’s candidacy, an upcoming election, a challenger, or a political party; and the timing of the advertisement.‘When viewed objectively against these factors, the Campaign for Vermont ad at issue here did not cross the line,’ said Shafritz.By comparison, the Attorney General’s Office noted that the CFV ad differs significantly in content and timing from the ad that the Superior Court found triggered a requirement that Green Mountain Future register and file campaign finance reports. That ad prominently featured a candidate’s name, aired just prior to the gubernatorial election, and plainly questioned a candidate’s fitness for office. Nor does it resemble the television ad that the Court found triggered filing requirements for the Republican Governors Association. The RGA ad began running right after Peter Shumlin was declared the winner of the Democratic primary. That ad attacked Shumlin’s position on tax issues and his fitness for office. It used music and images to create an atmosphere of foreboding and concluded with the words ‘we’ve had enough.’ These salient factors concerning content and timing are not present in the CFV ad. Vermont Attorney General, February 29, 2012last_img read more

Preseason Central: Preview the spring season for UWF athletics

first_img Share     PENSACOLA, Fla. – Expectations are high for the University of West Florida Department of Intercollegiate Athletics heading into the spring of 2014. West Florida had a very successful fall season and currently ranks No. 3 in the latest Learfield Sports Directors Cup standings. The Argonauts also had a record-breaking season in 2012-13, winning seven Gulf South Conference championships in one year. will be previewing the spring season with the following content leading up to the start of the Spring Preseason Schedule:Jan. 20: Tennis newcomers featureJan. 21: Men’s golf newcomers featureJan. 22: Women’s golf newcomers featureJan. 22: Spring sports media day live stream*Jan. 23: Softball newcomers featureJan. 24: Baseball newcomers featureJan. 27: Tennis preseason videoJan. 28: Men’s golf preseason videoJan. 29: Women’s golf preseason videoJan. 30: Softball preseason videoJan. 31: Baseball preseason video*Spring sports media day is an invitation-only event on Wednesday, Jan. 22, but fans will be able to watch online with a live stream at The UWF athletic communications staff will be taking questions from fans to ask at the event, and those questions can be sent to Matt Rowley at [email protected] information on all UWF athletics, visit                      Print Friendly Version Preseason Central: Preview the spring season for UWF athleticslast_img read more

Former Arsenal player to join Everton staff, Marco Silva’s request, two-year…

first_imgDiário de Notícias reports this Monday that the former Portuguese international is becoming an assistant manager at Goodison Park.It’s claimed Boa Morte has signed a two-year contract, and is set to replace João Pedro, who left the Toffees to take charge of Famalicão last week.Marco Silva’s interest in having Boa Morte in his staff had already been reported by the Portuguese press this weekend, and it seems things happened pretty quickly.Embed from Getty ImagesBetween 1997 and 2011, Boa Morte played for Arsenal, Southampton, Fulham and West Ham, having spent most of his career in the Premier League.He started his managing career at Sporting, where he was an assistant manager and also took charge of youth teams.He later had a short period as an Arsenal scout, then managed Sintrense’s first team and Portimonense’s U23.For the last season, he had been an assistant at Maccabi Haifa in Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndoPerfect-Dating.comThousands of successful men are looking for women in Tung ChungPerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndo Luís Boa Morte is joining Marco Silva’s staff at Everton, the Portuguese media says.last_img read more

Andrew King reigns supreme

first_imgIf you are a fan of jaw-dropping, supersonic performances, then the South Dakota Circuit was the place to be yesterday. There, speed demons Andrew King, Calvin Ming, Kristian Jeffrey and Team Mohamed’s bikers thrilled the fans with scorching displays of racing in the finale of the much-hyped Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) Ignite Race meet.King reigned supreme after putting on a tactical clinic to win ahead of Rupie Sewjattan and Mark Vieira who started the final day on top the points standing to take the spoils in the Group 4 class.Vieira in his RX-8 had controlled the races in the early stages, powering ahead and  looked destined for victory until King hunted him down in the latter stages.Guyana’s Calvin Ming (leading) won two of the three Radical races, resetting the lap record during each victory but Kristian Jeffrey (background) turned in an immaculate, experienced performance to claim victory in the other Radical showdown. King produced a silky smooth drive through the gooseneck to bridge the early advantage. Coming out of the straightaway, King zoomed past Vieira on the inside of the club house turn and it was rear light viewing for the pack from there onwards.With two outstanding wins and a second place finish, it allowed the seasoned veteran King to overtake Vieira to win the now standalone Group 4 title. Vieira’s finished fifth in races two and three and placed third in race one which was nowhere near good enough to see him preserve his lead which he ceded to King. Guyana’s Ming won two of the three Radical races, resetting the lap record during each victory but Jeffrey turned in a gutsy performance to claim victory in the other Radical showdown. The super bikers attacking the first turn yesterday at the South Dakota Circuit.In the first win, Ming lowered Team Mohamed’s Matthew Truelove’s circuit record time of 33.3 by three thousandths of a second (33.297 seconds).In the second Radical race, Jeffrey, started in eighth position due to the reversed grid rule of the Radicals but overcame the entire field including a last turn drift past Ming on the gooseneck for an entertaining win. Ming, who was on pole for the final Radical race, led the field from start to finish and Jeffrey was unable to get past his fellow countryman who lowered the circuit record once again with a blazing fast lap of 33.121 seconds.Elsewhere on the track, the two-wheeled daredevils from Team Mohamed’s Enterprise were the most successful with three first place finishes, two seconds and two thirds in the Super sport and Super stock classes combined. It would have easily been a one-two-three finish in each of races but Richard Cooper and Harry Truelove both fell off their cycle in the opening race and were unable to recover from the nasty spill.  The seasoned riders thrilled fans and they were a joy to watch on the track.Among other standout performers were Shan Seejattan clean sweeping the Group Two races; Rene Tucker leading the grid in the Street Bike races and Ronald Wortman being crowned the CMRC Group Three champion.The official points standing will be disclosed tonight during the presentation ceremony at the Princess Ramada.last_img read more