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NASBP and SFAA Host Successful 2024 Legislative Fly-In

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The National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) and The Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA) hosted a Legislative Fly-In on February 29, 2024. The Fly-In enabled surety professionals from across the country to educate members of Congress and staff about the value of construction surety bonds and advocate for their legislative priorities. Their meetings focused on expanding support for H.R. 1740 and S.2928, which would strengthen the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program by ensuring all projects financed with WIFIA assistance have appropriate bonding, regardless of delivery method. In addition, Fly-In participants discussed adding common-sense surety protection in the form of bonding requirements to the principal federal funding programs for broadband infrastructure projects.

The meetings allowed NASBP and SFAA members to demonstrate their strong support for H.R. 1740 and S.2928, clarifying the bonding requirements under WIFIA, including Public-Private Partnership (P3) projects. This legislation ensures the economic value that surety bonds provide through reduced contractor pricing, reduced default rates, and increased project performance are realized and would maintain parity with the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) amendment, which passed the Senate with a unanimous 97-0 vote, said Patrick Russell SFAA Director of Government Affairs. Mark McCallum, NASBP CEO, stated, WIFIA is a key financing vehicle for undertaking the water infrastructure projects so badly needed throughout the United States, and making certain that U.S. taxpayer investments in the form of WIFIA loans and grants are protected through performance and payment bond guarantees is vital to realizing that these long overdue projects will be completed and that those supplying labor and materials will be paid.

NASBP and SFAA members also discussed the need for Congress to safeguard federal infrastructure investments in broadband projects. The Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) allocated $42.5 billion to broadband expansion through the National Telecommunications and Information Administrations (NTIA) Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program. Originally calling for a Letter of Credit, NTIA recently released a waiver to the BEAD program, allowing surety as an alternative security option. NASBP and SFAA members used their time on Capitol Hill to update policymakers on the critical shift and inform them of the need for other federal agencies involved in broadband infrastructure, including programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the FCC, to adopt similar practices.

In over 100 meetings, construction bonding experts met with their elected representatives and their staff to educate them on surety bonds' significant role in advancing and protecting public infrastructure projects. These vital safeguards on construction projects for public entities include protecting taxpayers dollars, ensuring project completion, protecting local small business contractors and workers, preserving construction jobs, and promoting economic growth. A recent study by Ernst & Young (EY), The Economic Benefits of Surety Bonds, quantifies these vital protections and concludes bonded projects outperform unbonded projects because of lower default rates, cost and time savings, and other risk mitigation benefits.

SFAA Contact: Peter Roth, Co-Managing Director (Interim) Vice President Communications, Marketing & Research

Phone: (703) 401-0676 | E-mail: [email protected]

NASBP Contact: Kathy Hoffman, Director of Communications

Phone: (240) 200-1278 | E-mail: [email protected]

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The Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA) is a trade association of more than 425 insurance companies that write 98 percent of surety and fidelity bonds in the U.S. SFAA is licensed as a rating or advisory organization in all states. State insurance departments have designated it as a statistical agent for reporting fidelity and surety experience. www.surety.org

Founded in 1942, the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) is the association of and resource for surety bond producers and allied professionals. NASBP members specialize in providing surety bonds for construction contracts and other purposes to companies and individuals needing the assurance offered by surety bonds. www.nasbp.org

The Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan trade association representing all segments of the surety and fidelity industry. Based in Washington, D.C., SFAA works to promote the value of surety and fidelity bonding by proactively advocating on behalf of its members and stakeholders. The associations more than 425 member companies write 98 percent of surety and fidelity bonds in the U.S. For more information visit www.surety.org.

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Ozel Ders Alani Redefines Learning with Flexible Options and Expert Tutors Across Diverse Subjects

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Istanbul, Esenler, Turkey, 16th Apr 2024 – Ozel Ders Alani, a comprehensive educational ecosystem, has empowered learners to take charge of their education. Users can choose the course that aligns with their learning goals, preferences, and schedule. Detailed tutor profiles, including qualifications, experience, and student reviews, help that the user’s educational journey is aligned with their aspirations and needs.

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The platform accommodates learner lifestyles, offering both face-to-face and online learning options. Ozel Ders Alani offers the flexibility to learn at the user’s own pace, on their terms. Advanced filtering options enable learners to find tutors who are not just subject matter experts but also fit their specific time slots and learning styles.

From the sciences to the humanities, technology to the arts, learners of all ages and levels can find the educator to guide them through their academic or personal learning journeys. The platform’s inclusive approach bolsters that whether the user is a student seeking assistance in physics, a professional exploring new areas in computer science, or an enthusiast eager to delve into the world of music, Ozel Ders Alani has something for everyone. Among the most preferred online courses, ingilizce kursu and almanca kursu have recently been at the top of the list.

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Ozel Ders Alani prepares to launch this exciting new digital platform where learners and educators alike can anticipate a more dynamic and interactive educational experience. This development is a testament to Ozel Ders Alani’s commitment to innovation in education, bolstering that learners of all ages and backgrounds have access to quality learning resources that are engaging, effective, and tailored to their needs.

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The platform will introduce a series of interactive tests and assessments, to complement the learning experience. These tools are designed to provide learners with valuable feedback on their progress, helping them identify strengths and areas for improvement. These assessments will be integral to the learning process, enabling students to gauge their understanding and apply what they’ve learned in a practical context.

For more information about Ozel Ders Alani and to delve into the courses that the platform offers, please visit their website.

 

About Ozel Ders Alani:

Ozel Ders Alani is a platform that transcends traditional boundaries, offering tailor-made lessons across a vast spectrum of subjects. Whether the user is delving into languages, mathematics, science, or any other field, Ozel Ders Alani provides a learning experience that is as diverse as the academic needs of its users.

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Contact Person: Yasin Gokduman

Website: https://www.ozeldersalani.com

Email: [email protected]

Contact Number: +905075262982

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Address 2: Teknoloji Gelistirme Bolgesi Davutpasa Yerleskesi

City: Istanbul

State: Esenler

Country: Turkey

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“The Running Game” by Russell P Ayers is an Absorbing Story of Childhood Adventures and Intrigue in Chicago

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“The Running Game” by Russell P Ayers is a fascinating book that details childhood games and the thrill of adventure set within the breeze of Chicago in 1964. This story follows the protagonist, Basil, as he steers through the exhilarating and risky game known as the running game, showcasing his exceptional skills in hiding and evading capture.

Basil and his friends engage in the running game in the heart of Logan Square, a daring activity that demands more than hiding and seeking. The rules are simple yet exhilarating – a group of kids hide within a designated area while a select few become the Hunters. Basil’s ability in the game is evident as he masterfully conceals himself in various unconventional spots, from gangways to suspended pipes, evading capture with daring escapes that keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Basil’s adventures take a darker turn as the story progresses when he involves a girl named Kathy in the game. Their journey leads them to encounter the enigmatic and ominous character, Mr. Deboskey, who adds an element of danger and suspense to their escapades. The story unfolds with tension and intrigue as Basil and Kathy face unexpected challenges and close calls, culminating in a dramatic climax that keeps readers engrossed until the end.

 “The Running Game” not only explores the thrill of childhood games but also digs into themes of friendship, courage, and the allure of secrecy. Through Basil’s experiences, readers are teleported into a world where innocence meets danger, and the bonds of friendship are tested in the face of unforeseen circumstances.

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Russell P Ayers, the penman behind “The Running Game,” brings to life a vivid and immersive story that encapsulates the essence of childhood adventures and the nostalgia of a bygone era. With a keen eye for detail and a talent for storytelling, Ayers has penned a story that resonates with readers of all ages, transporting them to a time filled with excitement, mystery, and the thrill of the unknown.

For a riveting read that blends nostalgia with suspense, “The Running Game” by Russell P Ayers is a must-have addition to any bookshelf. Book your copy now for this enthralling tale of childhood escapades and discover a world where secrets, danger, and courage collide to create an unforgettable story.

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Emerging Voices – A new exhibition featuring local Atlanta artists

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Exhibition Emerging Voices

Atlanta, Georgia Apr 18, 2024 (Issuewire.com) – RevArt Gallery proudly presents Emerging Voices, a duo exhibition featuring selected works by Emmy Marshall and Lindsay Rempel, two local Atlanta artists.

This dynamic exhibition is a celebration of Atlanta’s diverse artistry, showcasing the vibrant talents of local minority and female artists. Featuring the captivating works of Lindsay Rempel and Emmy Marshall, “Emerging Voices” invites viewers on an inspiring journey into the rich tapestry of creativity thriving in our community.

Lindsay Rempel‘s “Nature’s Palette” collection is a testament to her passion for capturing the beauty of the natural world. With a focus on large-scale paintings and a love for Impressionism, Lindsay’s artworks reveal a harmonious blend of colors and emotions. Lindsay said, “Inspired by Atlanta’s rich cultural diversity and lush gardens, my work seeks to evoke a sense of serenity and awe, inviting viewers to pause and appreciate the timeless elegance of nature amidst the hustle and bustle of urban life.”

Emmy Marshall‘s “Peaceful Perspectives” collection invites introspection and mindfulness through abstract art. As an Atlanta native, Emmy’s artwork reflects his deep connection to the community and his mission to inspire and build connections through art.

Emmy Marshall shares, “My new collection ‘Peaceful Perspectives: An Abstract Point of View’ is a reflection of my journey to encourage mindfulness in choosing perspectives about ourselves, others, and the circumstances we encounter.”

Visitors to the exhibition can also look forward to an artist talk, providing insights into the creative processes and inspirations behind the featured artworks. Admission to the exhibition is free, with RSVP required to [email protected].

Join us for an inspiring celebration of diversity, creativity, and the transformative power of art at “Emerging Voices: Selected works by local artists.” Learn more here: https://lu.ma/u84b63ls

Around the pass by Lindsay RempelTurntables by Emmy Marshall

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