first_imgMerchants Bancshares Inc Declares Dividend, Election of Danaher as New Bank DirectorSOUTH BURLINGTON, VT-Merchants Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBVT), the parent company of Merchants Bank, has announced that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of 28 cents per share, payable August 21, 2008, to shareholders of record as of August 7, 2008. Merchants plans to release earnings on or about July 30, 2008.Mr. Michael Tuttle, Merchants’ President and Chief Executive Officer; and Ms. Janet Spitler, Merchants’ Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call to discuss these earnings results at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, August 1, 2008. Interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing (888) 428-4480; the title of the call is Earnings Release Conference Call for Merchants Bancshares, Inc. Participants are asked to call a few minutes prior to register. A replay will be available until noon on Friday, August 8, 2008. The U.S. replay dial-in telephone number is (800) 475-6701. The international replay telephone number is (320) 365-3844. The replay access code for both replay telephone numbers is 902417.Merchants also announced today the election, effective August 21, 2008, of the newest member of Merchants Bank’s Board of Directors, Karen Danaher, CPA, PFS of Danaher, Attig & Plante PLC, a South Burlington-based accounting firm.Vermont Matters! The continuing mission of Merchants Bank is to provide Vermonters with a state-wide community bank that blends a strong technology platform with a genuine appreciation for local markets. Merchants Bank fulfills this commitment through a branch-based system that includes 36 community bank offices and 44 ATMs throughout Vermont, Personal Bankers dedicated to top-quality customer service and streamlined solutions, including: Personal Checking and Savings with Free Checking for Life(r), CashRewards CheckingSM, a low-cost Money Market Account, Free Online Banking and Bill Pay, Overdraft Coverage, Direct Deposit, Free Debit Card and Free Automated Phone Banking; Business Banking with Rewards Checking for Business, Business Online Banking and Bill Pay, Business Lines of Credit and Merchant Card Processing; Small Business Loans; Health Savings Accounts; Credit Cards; Flexible Certificates of Deposit; Vehicle Loans; Home Equity Credit; and Home Mortgages. Visit mbvt.com for more information. Merchants’ stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market system under the symbol MBVT. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.Some of the statements contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. The forward-looking statements reflect Merchants’ current views about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause Merchants’ actual results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. Forward-looking statements should not be relied on since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond Merchants’ control and which could materially affect actual results. The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include changes in general economic conditions in Vermont, changes in interest rates, changes in competitive product and pricing pressures among financial institutions within Merchants’ markets, and changes in the financial condition of Merchants’ borrowers. The forward-looking statements contained herein represent Merchants’ judgment as of the date of this release, and Merchants cautions readers not to place undue reliance on such statements. For further information, please refer to Merchants’ reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.###last_img read more

first_imgDaily Mail 26 November 2017Family First Comment: Unbelievable. Has Scouts and Girl Guides lost their way in NZ also??“Left-wing feminist campaigner Julie Bindel added: ‘This is not a moral panic. The concern that I and many feminists have about boys invading bedrooms, tents and showers, is that disproportionately the victims of sexual violence are girls and women, and overwhelmingly, the perpetrators are boys and men. This signifies the end to girl-only space and the safety of girls in single-sex organisations.’”www.AskMeFirst.nzTeenage boys who believe that they are female are able to share showers, changing rooms and toilets with girls on Girlguiding camping trips, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.Official advice to guide leaders also says members who are boys, but identify as girls, should be allowed to sleep in the same tents and cabins as girls when they are away from home on trips.The controversial move comes after the group, formerly the Girl Guides Association, changed its ‘girls only’ rule to allow transgender girls born male to join.The advice, which applies to Girl Guides aged from five to 25, is published on the Girlguiding UK website in a section on organising accommodation for residential trips.Under the heading ‘Using Facilities’ it states: ‘The use of gendered facilities, such as toilets, can cause anxiety. Members are allowed to use the facilities of the gender they self-identify as.’ Asked by The Mail on Sunday if this also included showers, toilets and changing rooms, a Guides spokeswoman said: ‘That is correct. ’Controversially, parents of Guides as young as five would not automatically be told if their daughter was sharing facilities with a boy who thinks that they are the wrong gender.David Davies, Conservative MP for Monmouth in South Wales, said: ‘If transgender girls who are physically male are going to be sharing facilities, it’s going to make some girls threatened and uncomfortable and the Guides shouldn’t be doing that.’Left-wing feminist campaigner Julie Bindel added: ‘This is not a moral panic. The concern that I and many feminists have about boys invading bedrooms, tents and showers, is that disproportionately the victims of sexual violence are girls and women, and overwhelmingly, the perpetrators are boys and men.This signifies the end to girl-only space and the safety of girls in single-sex organisations.’READ MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5117669/Girlguiding-issues-controversial-advice-trans-members.htmllast_img read more