Vermont’s State Historic Preservation Officer has announced she is retiring from her post after 33 years of serving state government.Jane Lendway, who has led the Division for Historic Preservation since 2003, will step down on December 31.Jane has been a dedicated public servant and the results of her efforts can be seen in preserved barns in our fields and historic buildings in our downtowns and villages, said Governor Jim Douglas. On behalf of the people of Vermont, I extend my gratitude for more than three decades of excellent work.Lendway, 57, of Montpelier, joined the Division for Historic Preservation, part of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, in 1975.She served as a National Register and survey programs supervisor; federal and state preservation grants administrator; tax credit project reviewer; Certified Local Government coordinator, and preservation planner.Lendway helped develop the Certified Local Government, state grants and Vermont Downtown programs, and served as coordinator of the Downtown Program, which designates downtowns and village centers and administers benefits to them, from 1995 to 2003.In 2003 she became Acting State Historic Preservation Officer and was formally appointed to the office several months later.Prior to serving the State of Vermont, Lendway was with the Michigan History Division of the Department of State and National Park Service as a member of Michigans first historic resource survey team in 1974 and 1975.She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art and a master’s in art history from Michigan State University.She currently serves on the Lake Champlain Quadricentennial Commission as chairman of its Infrastructure Committee as well as on the Lake Champlain Basin Program’s Cultural Heritage Recreation Advisory Committee.In addition, Lendway is a Master Gardener who is co-chair of the Washington-Orange County Chapter. In this role, she has contributed countless hours to the historic gardens at the Justin Morrill Homestead State Historic Site in Strafford.Historic preservation is a development strategy that has stood the test of time, Lendway said. Reusing historic buildings saves energy, keeps debris out of our landfills, and maintains walkable neighborhoods and downtowns where people meet and greet one another. Vermont has a world class sense of place and we will continue to distinguish ourselves by taking care of it.The Division for Historic Preservation, part of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, includes programs devoted to the restoration and continued use of historic resources; protection of archaeological resources; education; the State and National Registers of Historic Places; and administration of the 10 state-owned historic sites.More at: www.historicvermont.org(link is external)
The European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) and the World Shipping Council (WSC) have welcomed the adoption of a General Approach on the proposal for a European Maritime Single Window environment (EMSWe) by Transport Ministers.“With the adoption of this General Approach, the Member States agreed to facilitate, simplify and harmonise the reporting to be done and take a step towards a real internal market for shipping,” Martin Dorsman, ECSA’s Secretary General, commented.European co-legislators have been working intensively to reduce the administrative burden shipping faces. This burden stems from today’s unharmonized and inefficient reporting obligations and mechanisms within the EU.“The shipping industry is looking to the EU Institutions to deliver a European Maritime Single Window environment that remedies the deficiencies and costs that arose from the original Directive and its lack of a common blueprint for implementation by Member States. Because of those experiences it is even more important to make sure the agreed legal framework provides what’s needed to bring about real and tangible benefits to Europe’s maritime commerce,” John Butler, CEO and President of the World Shipping Council said.ECSA and WSC said they are pleased to see in the Council’s text a clear commitment to establish a harmonized data set, which is essential to reach real trade facilitation. The Council has agreed that the data elements must be kept to only the essential reporting information that is required and that additional temporary requirements are only added in exceptional and duly justified circumstances.“This is a very necessary addition, as we must be sure that once the spring cleaning of the reporting obligations is completed, this will not be undone the next day by allowing authorities to request without restrictions, any additional information in parallel to the EMSWe harmonised data set,” Dorsman added.As informed, the European Parliament Transport Committee is also making important improvements to the proposal. Both the draft report of MEP Ms Clune, the rapporteur, as well as several of the amendments tabled by her fellow MEPs are in line with requests from the industry to simplify and harmonize, not only the data, but also the reporting mechanism.“On this last element, the ‘how’ to report the data or the so-called ‘reporting interfaces’, we stress the need to make sure these interfaces are truly harmonised and common, both for system-to-system reporting and manual reporting using websites. We very much welcome amendments from MEPs that look at providing a single access point at EU level and harmonisation of the manual reporting tools (the Graphical User Interface). We stress this would not replace existing well-functioning reporting mechanisms, provided by some port community systems and national single windows,” Dorsman noted.“However, we should not forget these do not exist in all ports and Member States. We cannot miss this unique opportunity to bring all EU ports to an advanced level by providing a common baseline standard, to the benefit of trade in general and short sea shipping in particular,” he further said.
RelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Awoniyi joins Union Berlin on loan Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has given the go-ahead for La Liga to return as soon as June 8.There has been no football played in the country’s top division since Eibar’s game against Real Sociedad on March 10, but there is now optimism it can follow the lead of the Bundesliga, with matches set to resume behind closed doors. Spain has been one of the worst-hit countries in Europe from coronavirus, but with cases now dropping, businesses are gradually re-opening, and football looks set for a comeback in the near future.While Sanchez suggested June 8 as the possible restart date, it appears more likely that June 12 or June 19 will be chosen as the dates for a return.La Liga president Javier Tebas is set to officially confirm the news in the coming days.In response to the news, a statement from La Liga read: “We are very pleased with the decision, it is the result of the great work of clubs, players, coaches, CSD, agents, etc. “But we cannot lower our guard, it is important to follow health regulations and ensure the pandemic doesn’t come back.”La Liga clubs have been back in training since earlier this month, and the Seville derby between Sevilla and Real Betis looks set to be the first game back on the calendar. Barcelona currently top the table with 58 points after 27 games, with Real Madrid just two points behind them.Each team has 11 more matches to play, meaning the season could be concluded in theory by the end of July.Earlier this week Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane said he was confident his side could overtake Barcelona if La Liga is able to return.Speaking to Real Madrid TV, he said: “We have to think positively.“The players see that there are 11 games left (in LaLiga) and they want to finish strongly in order to win a trophy. It’s in the DNA of the club. “I’m happy to be back training with my players after 60 days. We’re all happy to be back. We planned the physical preparation and they worked really well at home. They were in shape.“This week has been very good for working, albeit in small groups. But we can work on a little more tactically. The team looks better this week.”Tags: BundesligaJavier TebasLa LigaPrime Minister Pedro Sanchez