Average retail gasoline prices in Vermont have fallen 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.90/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.93/g, according to gasoline price website VermontGasPrices.com.Including the change in gas prices in Vermont during the past week, prices yesterday were 70.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 1.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 6.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 72.1 cents per gallon higher than this day a year ago.”Last week we saw a correction in oil and wholesale gasoline prices,” said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst. “With wholesale gasoline prices down as much as 30 cents per gallon since last Monday, I expect retail gasoline prices to fall as gasoline stations continue to sell through their more expensive inventory and buy cheaper supply, passing on lower prices to motorists.” DeHaan says that the correction in oil prices wasn’t much of a surprise, noting that fundamentals continue to show growing supply. “If the sentiment that ruled last week continues to weigh on traders, we could see the average price for gasoline drop across much of the country, just in time for Memorial Day weekend,” he adds.About VermontGasPrices.comGasBuddy.com operates over 200 live gasoline price-tracking websites, including VermontGasPrices.com. GasBuddy.com was named one of Time magazine’s 50 best websites and to PC World’s 100 most useful websites of 2008. Source: VermontGasPrices.com. 5.10.2010
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jim Bouchard “THE SENSEI LEADER is not just another leadership development program. It is a movement.”Our programs support this movement and help us fulfill our vision and mission… To achieve this, leaders today need:Emotional intelligence.Strong interpersonal skills.Awareness––both external and self-awareness.Your most important job as a leader is to bring out the best in others and get everyone pulling in the same direction. To inspire, empower and guide your people and your organization to their very best.Looking at the IOC studies again, the benefits of coaching to you as an individual leader include:Establish and take action towards achieving goalsBecome more self-reliantGain more job and life satisfactionContribute more effectively to the team and the organizationTake greater responsibility and accountability for actions and commitmentsWork more easily and productively with others (boss, direct reports, peers)Communicate more effectively And for your organization as a whole:Empowers individuals and encourages them to take responsibilityIncreases employee and staff engagementImproves individual performanceHelps identify and develop high potential employeesHelps identify both organizational and individual strengths and development opportunitiesHelps to motivate and empower individuals to excelDemonstrates organizational commitment to human resource developmentIt can be lonely at the top, or on your way to the top! But it doesn’t have to be.Working with a coach improves your own performance and your ability to improve the performance of the people you serve.It might just be the best investment you’ll ever make. They know their leaders care.Their work has meaning.They have the chance to learn, grow and develop. Before I dive into the details, here are the two most compelling reasons the best leaders work with a coach:It can be lonely at the top.The best are always trying to get better.It can be lonely at the top––but it shouldn’t be. It’s important not to let yourself get isolated, and an impartial perspective can shed a lot of light in what might normally be dark places.The reasoning behind that cliché is that leaders are sometimes isolated from meaningful feedback. Reports often stay quiet on important issues so they won’t ruffle feathers or because they’re afraid of reprisal. Peers sometimes just don’t want to hurt feelings.The problem is, you can’t fix it if you don’t know it’s broken.It’s not just the bad things either. Too often we don’t see our own strengths––especially as we move up the ladder. It’s our job to encourage others and recognize their good work, but the higher you go the fewer people there are to encourage you!Which leads to the second point…The best leaders and the best organizations have one thing in common––and only one:They are ALWAYS trying to get better.The most fundamental secret to continued success is this:“Perfection is not a destination. It’s a never-ending process.”Believe me, in my work as a leadership activist, plenty of people tell me how great they are. The best always tell me what they’re trying to do better.That’s why you’ll never see an elite athlete working without a coach. Tiger Woods, Serena Williams, Tom Brady, Simone Biles––all considered the GOATS in their sports.None are satisfied with the status quo.All embrace perfection as a never-ending process.All continue to seek out the best coaching.A good coach brings a fresh perspective––to your work––and your life. This is an outside perspective––a 30,000 foot view if you will. A good coach will highlight your strengths and identify your weaknesses. The best coach will give you a true, clear and unfiltered look in the mirror––without prejudice and with no other agenda than to help you perform at your best.And then you get to work.The Institute of Coaching published some remarkable data on the positive impact of working with a coach:“…over 70% benefit from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills. 86% of companies report that they recouped their investment on coaching and more (source: ICF 2009).” (Read their complete report here.)The research is clear. People perform at their best when, and only when: Vision: To promote … Web: TheSenseiLeader.com Details
The inmate, who allegedly attacked and severely beat another prisoner with a piece of wood, was on Wednesday slapped with the capital offense of murder and appeared at the Cove and John Magistrates’ Courts.Thirty-one-year-old Devindira Persaud, who was on remand at the Lusignan Holding Bay, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on another charge, made his appearance before Magistrate Fabayo Azore. It is alleged that he hit 23-year-old Samuel Lyttle of Stewartville, West Coast Demerara (WCD) with a piece of wood on June 25 at the prison.It is alleged that Lyttle was in his hammock when Persaud attacked him with a wood that had a nail stuck through it. Persaud reportedly lashed Lyttle repeatedly about the head before being restrained by prison wardens.Lyttle succumbed one day after the beating at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). Lyttle was remanded on June 19 on breaking and entering and larceny charges.However, on June 25, he and Persaud were involved in an argument when the perpetrator allegedly picked up a piece of wood and struck him. Lyttle was treated at the prison infirmary but was rushed to GPHC due to the severity of his injuries. Persaud was remanded and the case will continue on August 8 at the Vigilance Magistrates’ Court.It was only in April that another prisoner of the said prison was also killed by other inmates who beat him following a dispute. That prisoner has been identified as 30-year-old Shaheed Ali of Albouystown, Georgetown.