Sign*A*Rama to showcase digital banner materials

first_imgVT’s Sign*A*Rama, located at 3073 Williston Road, South Burlington, will be showcasing the latest in digital banner fabrics as well as an array of banner stands and holders at the Business and Industry Expo to be held May 24th and 25th.”Banners have always been a versatile sign product,” said Diaco. “And within the last few years, customers the world over have begun to recognize that digitally printed banners can be used in creative and productive ways. The ability to produce exciting, vibrant images with unlimited design restraints has led to an explosion in the use of fabrics for diverse uses such as wrapping buildings and delivery trucks to full-size portable tradeshow displays that can be transported as carry-on luggage.”Sign*A*Rama has always been a leader at the local level as well as internationally, as part of the world’s largest sign franchise network, in delivering cutting-edge signage products.Digital printing was brought in-house more than twelve years ago, and has since blossomed into the preferred method for manufacturing all kinds of signage. This technology allows more choices in color and provides the ability to create subtle tonal variations and eye-catching graphics.Sign*A*Rama’s extensive experience in digital printing has allowed them to develop unique products suitable for a variety of market segments. “The ability to create signs for state-wide sales campaigns that feature custom information and unique sizes for each location opens up tremendous possibilities for our customers,” says Diaco. “When the campaign is further expanded with digitally-printed mixed media it allows us to carry our customer’s message from the roadway to their cash registers.”Dr. Diaco and his staff will be at hand to explain many of the new digital printing products they offer and will show how they can be used to improve brand awareness and build customer interest. “More and more corporate as well as individual, sole proprietor customers are asking for and expecting us to deliver full-color, outdoor-durable products. We have products that are perfect for reproducing fine art for their lobby wall or unique holders which create fresh opportunities for point-of-purchase display. We are always happy to tackle our customers challenges and provide them with an affordable, workable solution.”last_img read more

5 actions to get cash fast

first_imgThere may be a day when you find yourself needing a quick buck. Maybe the job isn’t paying the bills like it used to or maybe your kid is needing money for a trip that you haven’t budgeted for. Whatever the case, here are some actions you (or your kids) can take to get a few bucks fast.Sell something expensive. You may have an old cell phone or laptop laying around that you don’t use anymore. Don’t let it collect dust and become irrelevant. As technology advances, electronics become less valuable every day. Take it to a pawn shop or post it online (ebay, Craig’s List) and get some money for it.Recycle some scrap. Have any aluminum, brass, copper, lead, or stainless steel laying around? You might and not know it. You could also check out the free section of Craig’s List and turn someone’s unwanted old washing machine into a few bucks in your pocket. To find a scrap yard near you, check out the iScrap App.Drive for Uber or Lyft. You can earn a lot of money by turning your car into a taxi on the weekends. As long as you have a good 4-door vehicle and a clean driving record, you could be earning hundreds of dollars this weekend.Surf over to mysurvey.com. Most of the surveys take only a few minutes, and you’ll earn points that you can redeem for PayPal cash or vouchers for such retailers as Amazon, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and more.Return those unwanted Christmas gifts. If you received a gift you didn’t want last Christmas, now would be a good time to find that gift receipt and turn it into some cash. If you can’t find the receipt, a lot of retailers will allow returns even if you don’t have one. 40SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

One of Nathan Tinkler’s homes has hit the rental market in Brisbane

first_imgThe more modest rental next door. The kitchen has had an upgrade.The rental listing by Brisbane Real Estate described the more modest property as a beautifully renovated acreage retreat, a short drive to Pullenvale primary school.“This beautifully fully renovated home has a stunning picturesque outlook of private acreage, also it is fenced and suitable for horses.”The new owners put in a brand new kitchen and the home has a large covered veranda overlooking acreage, plus airconditioning. The Grandview Road property in Pullenvale sits next door to Tinkler’s dream retreat.A LARGE Brisbane estate that once belonged to failed Queensland billionaire Nathan Tinkler has come on the rental market – a jarring reminder of over $2m he lost on the sale of neighbouring properties there. Mr Tinkler has interests in neighbouring properties in Pullenvale, both of which were large acreage properties of 4ha each, but on one he had built his dream resort-style retreat complete with pool, spa, gymnasium, tennis court, cinema and the like. On the other was a simple three bedroom, single bathroom, double garage house. Stunning cinema in the neighbouring property that used to also be owned by Tinkler.The losses made on both properties were in proportion to that with the dream retreat he had named “The Grand Post” being sold by receivers for $3.05m a year ago – which was a $2.15m less than Tinkler had paid with his wife Rebecca. The current rental property was also recently sold by receivers in March this year, going for $750,000 which was $110,000 less than its $860,000 land value. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoNathan Tinkler & Rebecca Tinkler’s former house was one of two properties that Tinkler made losses on after they were sold by receivers.last_img read more

FIFA chief Infantino suggests 48-team World Cup

first_img(REUTERS) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino, whose election promises included expanding the World Cup finals to 40 countries, yesterday proposed an even larger tournament involving 48 teams.However, he suggested that 16 of those teams would go home after just one knockout match, and the remainder of the tournament would be played, as now, with a 32-team group stage, followed by a knockout phase.Infantino, speaking during an event at Bogota’s Sergio Arboleda university, said a final decision would be taken by the FIFA Council in January, Colombian media reported. A FIFA spokesperson confirmed that the reports were accurate.“These are ideas to find the best solution, we will debate them this month and we will decide everything by 2017,” Infantino was quoted as saying. “They are ideas which we put forward to see which one is the best.”Infantino said his suggestion was to have a preliminary knockout round involving 32 teams played in the host country, with the 16 winners reaching the group stage. A further 16 seeded teams would get a bye into the group stage, he said.“The idea is that 16 teams would qualify directly to the group stage and the other 32 would play in a preliminary phase, in the country where the World Cup is being played – they would play for the remaining 16 places,” he said.“It means we continue with a normal World Cup for 32 teams, but 48 teams go to the party.“FIFA’s idea is to develop football in the whole world, and the World Cup is the biggest event there is,” he added. “It’s more than a competition, it’s a social event.”Infantino was elected FIFA chief on February 26 to replace Sepp Blatter, who received a six-year ban for ethics violations.A key point of Infantino’s election platform was to increase the tournament to 40 teams, although critics say this number creates difficulties in finding a suitable and simple format.Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Sunday that a larger tournament would “dilute” its sporting value, while European clubs have strongly opposed an increase in the number of teams.last_img read more

Paul Goldschmidt’s value to the Cardinals is in the details

first_imgGoldschmidt can focus on investing in his new team and new division for years to come while bringing his MVP-caliber performance and detail-oriented approach to the game. In a clubhouse that has had enough turnover that Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright are the only regulars left from the Cardinals’ championship team in 2011 (though Matt Carpenter had a cup of coffee that year), Goldschmidt has a lot to teach the guys around him. Of course, he stays low-key about this role.“It’s not really about me. I just try to step in and do my job,” Goldschmidt said. “Follow the lead that these guys have set, try to fit in with this team, and do the best I can to help this team win.”Doing the best he can has a lot to do with the details, like tagging up and getting an extra base. If Goldschmidt keeps doing that, and his teammates can pick up and do the same, it might be enough to tilt that one game that decides the whole thing. MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZN“I’m just honored to be a part of it,” Goldschmidt said before Thursday’s opening day game in Milwaukee.The Cardinals lost Thursday 5-4, as the Brewers’ steady starting pitching, knockout bullpen and deep lineup proved too much. Both teams know that the NL Central is shaping up to be a dogfight — in Texas the Cubs stomped the Rangers 12-4 on Thursday — and Goldschmidt was brought to St. Louis to bring the kind of boost the Cardinals need to come out on top.His credentials are undeniable, but a huge part of Goldschmidt’s worth comes from the things he does that don’t appear on his Baseball Reference page. At times last year, the Cardinals drew criticism for uncharacteristically sloppy play, so Goldschmidt’s presence carries value beyond his stat line.Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said that simply having him in the lineup “settles everything down” for the rest of the order. Even when he’s not filling up the box score, Goldschmidt has something to offer.On Thursday he struck out three times and drew an ultimately ineffectual walk, but one play in particular served as the best example of his intangibles.In the top of the sixth, while the Cardinals were down by two runs, Goldschmidt led off the inning with a walk. Paul DeJong struck out, and then after Junior Guerra relieved starter Jhoulys Chacín, Marcell Ozuna singled to left and Goldschmidt moved to second. Yadier Molina worked a full count and then flew out to Christian Yelich in right field, and Goldschmidt tagged up and hustled to third.There, with two outs, and runners now on the corners, Goldschmidt had given his team a better chance to score. It’s a small thing, but it’s the kind of detail in Goldschmidt’s game that has already stood out to teammate Matt Carpenter.“He’s a complete player. He’s not just going to be a slugger who hits in the middle of our lineup and that’s all he brings to the table,” Carpenter told Sporting News. “He really is a five-tool guy.”MORE: Fernando Tatis Jr. shows why he belongs in MLB nowCarpenter and Goldschmidt have played against each other since their high school days when both were in Texas and again as National League opponents. But for the first time Carpenter is seeing what Goldschmidt’s off-the-field work is like, and he said he’s been struck by his new teammate’s attention to detail.“It’s the quantity of his preparation,” Carpenter said.One game into the season, Goldschmidt knows the value of those little details, like tagging up and heading for third base.“We’ve seen how tough this division is. It can come down to one game,” Goldschmidt said before Thursday’s contest. “It might be this game.”Last year, the Cardinals arguably came within a baserunner of disrupting the Brewers’ path to the NLCS, so making a habit of edging out an extra base can pay off, even if it ultimately didn’t on Thursday for the Cardinals.After Goldschmidt tagged up and got to third safely, Dexter Fowler popped out to shortstop to end the inning. Goldschmidt’s efforts, it would seem, had come for nothing.But attentive fans and players of the game know better. It might not have turned into a run this time, but Goldschmidt — and his watching teammates — know that it could next time. Or the time after that. And every extra run will be needed to win the division. Before a pitch of the 2019 season was thrown, Goldschmidt’s new teammates could see what was ahead.“I’ll say this now, the team who survives this division is going to win the World Series,” Carpenter said. “Talk about being battle-tested, you’ll get a really good chance once we get out of it.”Goldschmidt knows the challenge the will come over the next six months, too. He’s played against the teams in the division before, but not 19 times a season, which makes a big difference. For instance, before Thursday he had only faced Brewers reliever Josh Hader twice, and it showed. Goldschmidt swung almost helplessly at three straight fastballs in the eighth.MORE: Reds have new energy that could liven up NL CentralBut Goldschmidt will have years to learn the division, thanks to a contract extension that was completed a week before the season started. When the Cardinals traded for him, he had one year left on his current contract, which could have meant that his tenure in St. Louis would be short. Goldschmidt insisted that this would not have been a distraction during the 2019 season had an extension not been reached, but he was still glad to get it done.“One more thing that won’t be on my mind,” Goldschmidt said. “It’s something you know is going to come up, it’s a part of being a major league baseball player. Having that done is good.” MILWAUKEE — Almost a year ago, Paul Goldschmidt was in St. Louis for the Cardinals’ season home opener. He remembers the jubilant atmosphere and the bit of awe that he felt, even as a member of the opposing team, watching as the Cardinals celebrated the history of their franchise.Now, at the dawn of the 2019 season and only one official game with his new team under his belt, Goldschmidt is still getting used to the new uniform he’s putting on and all the history comes with it.last_img read more